Who we are

In 1963, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect habitat for migrating waterfowl and songbirds along the upper Texas coast. In 1996, local residents and refuge volunteers created the Friends of Anahuac Refuge. A year later, FOAR was incorporated and has been serving the refuge and the community since that time. Explore our website to find refuge eventswildlife sightingsmaps, photos, our newsletter, and much more!   

Photo by Norman Welsh

Recent News

Family Fishing Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016

May 13- Come out the refuge on Saturday, June 4 for Family Fishing Day! It is the only day in Texas where anybody can fish without a license. There will be activities for kids and fishing poles and crabbing nets available for families to use. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help first-timers. No registration is required. Event is open to the public and FREE!

Click here for more info 

Youth Conservation Corp at Anahuac NWR

Summer 2016

Apr 7- Are you 15-18 years old? Are you interested in working at Anahuac NWR for the summer? Apply for a YCC position this summer at the refuge. It is a summer job for students interested in experiencing the outdoors and earning a salary. Click the letter below for more information and download and submit the application in person at the Anahuac NWR office on Hwy 563 before the deadline at 4pm on Friday, May 6, 2016.

USFWS Information Letter 

Youth Conservation Corps Application

Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp

July 11-14

Apr 6- The Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp returns this year to Anahuac NWR! It will be held July 11-14, 2016 from 9am-12pm each day. It is open to all children ages 6-11 years old. Campers will get hands on experience with insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and may get their feet a little wet being outside. Click on the application below, fill it out, and submit it in person at the Anahuac NWR office on Hwy 563 before 4pm on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp Application

Birders Mean Business

Apr 6- You can help Anahuac NWR and local businesses this spring with our Birder Friendly Project. FOAR, Chambers Wild, and Houston Audubon are reaching out to local businesses to promote the local tourism. Click here for information on how you can help! 


Bird Sightings on the Refuge

Mar 28- Want to know what's being seen on the refuge?  Here's the latest list of birds seen:

ANWR Bird Sightings 032716.pdf

Link your Kroger Card to FOAR

Dec 20- Link your Kroger card to FOAR to to help raise funds for the refuge. Click here for instructions.

Upcoming events

04 Jun 2016 9:00 AM (UTC-06:00) • Anahuac NWR
14 Jun 2016 6:30 PM (UTC-06:00) • TCP NWR Complex Office
11 Jul 2016 9:00 AM (UTC-06:00) • Anahuac NWR Visitor Center, 4017 FM 563, Anahuac TX, 77514

Blog posts

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Recent forum updates

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