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St. Charles Bay
St. Charles Bay is is a fairly protected bay, located entirely in Aransas County, Texas. It may have been called Laguna del Bergantine by the Spaniards. It is a long narrow bay opening off Aransas Bay between Blackjack and Lamar peninsulas. The bay is for the greater part within the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Burgantine Dam and Lake are at the head of the bay.
There are about 300 species of birds in the area, including whooping cranes, Canada geese, pintail and baldpate ducks, sand hill cranes, great blue herons, American herons, etc. It is common to see large flocks of ducks, such as golden eyes, merganzers and buffleheads.
Coordinates: 28.20° N 96.93° W
Texas State Historical Association - St. Charles Bay
Paddling.net - St. Charles Bay
Keywords: Aransay Bay, Bird, Duck, Burgantine dam
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