Dredge material island in Galveston Bay with low growing shrubs and shell. Important site for Royal Terns and Sandwich Terns. Also supports numerous wading bird species.

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Ornithological Summary

Important nesting habitat for ground-nesting birds, especially Royal Terns and Sandwich Terns. Also provides nesting habitat for waders.

Conservation Issues

Especially susceptible to storm surge events, erosion, and sea level rise.

Ownership

State of Texas.

Habitat

Dredge spoil island in Galveston Bay. Low growing shrubs used as nesting substrate by waders and extensive bare ground habitat with crushed shell for ground-nesting terns and skimmers.

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