Horseshoe Marsh is a 650-acre wetland complex on the Bolivar Peninsula. It is located near the Bolivar ferry landing adjacent to the historic Bolivar lighthouse, and includes salt marsh and wet coastal prairie surrounding a shallow tidal lagoon.

Ornithological Summary

Critical habitat for large numbers of shorebirds, waders, and ducks including Roseate Spoonbills, Oystercatchers, Long-billed Curlews, Seaside Sparrows and Clapper Rails, among others.

Conservation Issues

Potential Construction of a six lane bride through the area. Potential Construction of a six lane bride through the area. Potential Construction of a six lane bride through the area.

Ownership

Houston Audubon has been working to protect wetland habitat on the Bolivar Peninsula since the early 1980's and acquired its first tract in Port Bolivar in 1997.

Habitat

Salt marsh and wet coastal prairie surrounding a shallow tidal lagoon.

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