The J. D. Murphree Refuge consist of 25,000 acres of coastal marsh teeming with birds. On your tour you can expect to see Common Moorhen American Coot, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Purple Gallirule, Black Crowned Night Heron, Tri Colored Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, White Ibis, and also many Raptors such as Black Shouldered Kite, Broadwing Hawk, Red Tail Hawk, American Kestrel.Also ducks will be in the refuge during this time. The resident Mottled Duck will be displaying their aerial mating chase. Also this refuge is the home of the largest population of alligators in the state of Texas., many seen on the tour.
J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area
There aren't any restroom facilities.
Bring your own drinking water.
Open for wildlife viewing except during hunting season. Contact the Area Manager for specific dates.