Texas Coastal Bend

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Coastal Bend Counties include: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio. Coastal Bend refers to the deep curved area along the Gulf. Corpus Christi is its largest city.

It includes part of Laguna Madre and North Padre Island, as well as Mustang Island.


Flora and fauna

The whooping crane

The Coastal Bend is a habitat for many types of vegetation[1] and wildlife. Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is among the most prominent centers for wildlife. Wildlife found in the area includes the rare whooping crane, American alligators, nine-banded armadillos, West Indian manatees, and numerous other species of wildlife.

The Texas Coastal Bend is an area of demarcation between ranges of various vegetative species. For example, the California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera) is found only west of the Texas Coastal Bend, or more specifically the Balcones Fault.[2]


Two fisherman stand on a shoal in Laguna Madre

Bays in the area include:

See also


  • C. Michael Hogan. 2009. California Fan Palm: Washingtonia filifera, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. Nicklas Stromberg
  • Roy L. Lehman, Ruth O'Brien, Tammy White. 2005. Plants of the Texas Coastal Bend, Texas A&M University Press, 352 pages ISBN 1-58544-408-1, ISBN 978-1-58544-408-3

Line notes

  1. ^ Roy L. Lehman, Ruth O'Brien, Tammy White. 2005
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2009

External links

  • Texas Coastal Bend travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 28°24′N 96°24′W / 28.4°N 96.4°W / 28.4; -96.4

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