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Bird life is abundant on the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in southern Texas. This large stretch of Tamaulipan brushland was preserved for its wildlife, including many species found nowhere else in the United States. One of the special birds on this refuge is the Green Jay. These jays and other birds persist in Texas because of active conservation of habitat along the Rio Grande. A series of refuges there -- Santa Ana, the World Birding Center, and others -- provides a wildlife corridor that allows birds and other animals to move up and down the river, assuring their survival in the midst of farmland.