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Colonial Waterbird Rookery Areas


Locations of waterbird rookery sites in the coastal counties of Texas. Information compiled by the Texas Colonial Waterbird Society.

Data Layer Description


Texas General Land Office (TGLO)


Texas Gulf Coast


This data represents sites along the Texas Gulf Coast where colonial waterbird rookeries are located. The dataset was created in 1994-1995 and updated in 2008. Polygonal areas representing colonial waterbird (gulls, terns, wading birds) rookeries in Texas coastal counties and bays. Defined and digitized by TGLO personnel in cooperation with representatives of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Texas Colonial Waterbird Society. Data are subject to revision and may not reflect present occurrence of species.

How to get the data layer

This data can be found on the TGLO’s GIS Lab’s website.

How you might make use of this data layer

This dataset symbolizes areas that should be protected because they house colonial waterbirds.

How to get more information

The TGLO’s Online Map Viewer.

Sample Map

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