Friends of Anahuac
National Wildlife Refuge
Est. 1997 Anahuac, TX
To support, preserve, promote,
and enhance Anahuac NWR and its use for
recreational, educational, and scientific research purposes


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, our newsletter, and much more!   

Recent News
Bird Migration Workshop on April 4
Mar 20- A free birding workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 4 at 9am at the refuge Visitor Center. Birding expert, David Sarkozi will be discussing migrating birds on the upper Texas coast. A 1-2 hour birding field trip will follow at the refuge where attendees will help identify and survey birds. Click here for more details.
Dickcissel photo by Norman Welsh at Anahuac NWR.

Bird & Nature Walks Scheduled
in March
Mar 13- Come out to the refuge on Fridays in March for guided bird and nature walks. Viewing and walks are led by refuge volunteers and take place at 10am at Shoveler Pond and 2pm at the Lake Anahuac Boardwalk behind the Visitor Center. More information is available on our events page. American bittern photo by Joe Blackburn at Anahuac NWR.

Member Appreciation Event in April
Mar 12- Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 18th from 2pm-8pm. FOAR will be hosting a meet & greet for members, refuge volunteers, staff, and local officials. Click here for more details.

Volunteer Workday on March 28
Mar 12- There will be a volunteer workday at the refuge on Saturday, March 28 from 9am-12pm. Meet at the VIS for a briefing. We will wrap up around noon for lunch that will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Intern at Anahuac NWR with
FOAR this summer!
Feb 11- FOAR will be sponsoring a Student Conservation Association intern this summer at Anahuac NWR. The intern will be working in the Visitor Center and in the Visitor Information Station from May through July. Click here for more information about the position and to apply.
FOAR Info Video
Video courtesy of Digital Media Dept at UHCL

Upcoming Events
04 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • Anahuac NWR Visitor Center
09 Apr 2015 • Galveston, TX
11 Apr 2015 7:00 AM • Anahuac NWR

Other News

Thank you to our community partners and sponsors




 The Friends of Anahuac Refuge is a 501 (c) 3 organization.  Established 1997. Anahuac, TX
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