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Follets Island is located in Brazoria County, Texas. The island is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the east and Christmas Bay to the west. It was formerly known as the Velasco Peninsula, and the north end has been joined with what was formerly San Luis Island. The island protects Christmas Bay, Mud and Moodys islands from the storms and tides of the Gulf of Mexico. Major storms and hurricanes have caused extensive beach and dune erosion on the island. The beaches on Follets Island are popular with people who walk, drive, and bike the shore to fish, birdwatch, camp or enjoy to picnic.
Coordinates: 29.05° N 95.17° W
Nearest Largest City: Galveston, Texas, USA
The island is a popular site for numerous shorebirds. These include the great-tailed grackle, red-winged blackbird, brown pelican, masked booby, night heron, cattle egret, snowy egret, gulls and terns.
Great American Trails. URL: http://www.greatamericantrails.com/birding_trails/bluewater_loop.html
The Hand Book of Texas Online. URL: http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/FF/rrf1.html
The Hand Book of Texas Online - Follets Island
Great American Trials - Bluewater Loop
Keywords: Shorebird, Great-tailed grackle, Red-winged blackbird, Brown pelican, Masked booby, Night heron, Cattle egret, Snowy egret, Gull, Tern
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