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Moody National Wildlife Refuge
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Moody National Wildlife Refuge Information:  
The 3,517 acre Moody National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Texas Chenier Plains NWR Complex which also includes the Texas Point, Anahuac, and McFaddin National Wildlife Refuges.The habitat of these refuges consists of coastal wetlands, coastal prairie, croplands, bayous, wood riparian zones, and small coastal wood lots. These small wood lots are important for migratory songbirds and neo-tropical birds that rest and refuel in the woodlots and on the mudflats. The habitat of these refuges is also important for all migratory birds, including waterfowl that winter on the refuges, raptors, shorebirds, and colonial water birds. Several threatened or endangered species use these refuges, including the Brown Pelican, Peregrine Falcon, Piping Plover, and the American Bald Eagle. The Moody refuge was established in 1961. It is a conservation easement refuge. The Fish and Wildlife Service owns only the development rights to the property, not the property itself. Moody NWR is not open to the public and the FWS does not have a management role. However, the FWS does monitor the area for easement violations and advises the property owners with regard to oil and gas development. The refuge is managed by the Anahuac NWR office in Anahuac, Texas. Moody NWR is the most southwestern of the NWR's, and is located on the East Bay off SH 562, between Smith Point and the Anahuac NWR. For more information, contact the Texas Chenier Plain Refuge Complex at (409) 267-3337.  Chenier Plains Refuges Map
 
Texas Chenier Plains NWR Complex Headquarters:
The Texas Chenier Plains NWR Complex includes the McFaddin, Texas Point, Anahuac and Moody Wildlife Refuges. The 2008 Hurricane Ike destroyed one of the original two visitor centers. Chambers County donated 15 acres of land near Anahuac for a new 14,378 square foot visitor center complex. This complex features a 14,378 square foot Headquarters building and a visitor center with exhibit, educational and reception areas, and restrooms. Additional facilities would include a breezeway, a covered parking structure, a parking lot and an interpretive trail. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. (409) 267-3337. This new Visitor Center Complex is located near Anahuac at 4017 FM 563, two miles south of IH-10. The lat/long for the refuge headquarters is 29.822737, -94.663653Location Map  Chenier Plains Refuges Map