Natural island in Matagorda Bay providing nesting habitat for colonial waterbirds. The site is important for wading birds such as Roseate Spoonbill and ground-nesting birds such as Royal Terns. Adjacent to Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge.

{link:For IBA map, click here.|http://www.audubon.org/bird/iba/usibac/2009_P8/TX1573m_DressingPt09.pdf}

Ornithological Summary

Important nesting island for several wading bird species as well as several tern species and skimmers.

Conservation Issues

Susceptible to occasional human disturbance during waterbird nesting. Also threatened by erosion, subsidence, and sea level rise, especially associated with tropical storms.

Habitat

Unvegetated shell, scattered grasses, forbs, halophytes and shrubs on a coastal island in Matagorda Bay.

Land Use

Island is managed for nesting colonial waterbirds and is viewable from the Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge.

Stay abreast of Audubon

Our email newsletter shares the latest programs and initiatives.