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Nueces
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Redhead Pond Wildlife Management Area
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Redhead Pond Wildlife Management Area Information:
The 10 acres of Wildlife Management Area land were purchased to protect the freshwater wetland habitat for wintering waterfowl and resident birds. Habitat at this bird preserve consists of prairie and marshes and a 10 acre freshwater pond surrounded by marshland. Redhead Pond is #066 on the Mustang Island Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Wintering bird species include ducks, grebes, and black-crowned night heron. Watch for common goldeneye and hooded merganser, two species that are uncommon along other areas of the coast. Amenities include a parking area and an ADA compliant observation platform. The WMA is open year round for day use only. Admission is free. (979) 244-7697.The WMA is located in Flour Bluff, and is bordered by Laguna Shores Road, Glenoak Drive, Debra Lane, and Gadwell Street. From South Padre Island Drive (SH 358) just west of the JFK Causeway (Park road 22), exit onto Waldron Road. Go south and return to Laguna Shores Road. Go right and continue 1.5 miles.  Redhead Pond Wildlife Management Area Map
 
Birding - Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Central Gulf Coast Region:
Mustang Island Loop: Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, Mustang Island, Corpus Christi Bay, Padre Island National Seashore
Corpus Christi Bay Loop: Corpus Christi, Robstown, Chapman Ranch, Portland to Odem
Texas Birds Checklist
Nueces County Bird Checklist
Corpus Christi Area Bird Checklist
Padre Island National Seashore Winter Bird Checklist
Port Aransas Bird Checklist
Mustang Island State Park Bird Checklist
 
Mosquito Informationfor Texas:
The months of April through October are the worst months for mosquitoes. . Mosquitoes love standing water, and love you when you eat bananas. Mosquitoes are also attracted to some perfumes, including perfumed shampoos. Rub yourself with Bounce Fabric Softener sheets, or with Vicks Vapor Rub or pure Mexican Vanilla. Some swear taking a daily vitamin B-1 pill works to repel mosquitoes. Planting Marigolds in your yard repels mosquitoes. On a picnic table try covering the bottom of a white plate with “lemon fresh” dish wash soap, or use citronella candles. Home Depot sometimes sells the candles in small metal buckets. The ThermaCell Mosquito Repellant is also quite effective in ridding small outdoor areas of mosquitos. Dynatrap Company makes a large standing electric mosquito machine that works like electric bug zappers. It is very successful at making large areas mosquito free. When purchasing mosquito repellent buy those with the ingredient N, N-diethyl-M-toluamide. Some that work include Off! Deep Woods, Off! Family Care Unscented with Aloe Vera, Cutter Unscented, Maggie’s Farm Natural, EcoSmart, All terrain Herbal Armor, Off Clip On, and Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Oil with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E (expensive). The fine net clothing available from Cabela’s and other sporting goods stores is highly effective in preventing mosquito bites.
 
Redhead Pond Wildlife Management Area Directions:
From South Padre Island Drive (SH 358) just west of the JFK Causeway (Park road 22), exit onto Waldron Road. Go south and return to Laguna Shores Road. Go right and continue 1.5 miles.