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, photos, & our newsletter, and much more!   

Recent News

2015 Federal Duck Stamps For Sale at Anahuac NWR

June 29- This year's Federal Duck Stamp is now available for purchase for $25. Of that purchase, $24.50 directly funds acquisition and protection of wetland habitat in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Duck stamps are required for all waterfowl hunters in Texas. They can be purchased at in the main refuge office on FM 563 Monday-Friday during regular hours (they are not sold in either of the FOAR nature stores). They can also be purchased from most sports equipment retailers or online. Visit the USFWS Duck Stamp webpage for more information.

Family Fishing Day on June 6
May 11- The refuge's annual Family Fishing Day event will be on Saturday, June 6. It falls on the first Saturday of June each year which is also the only day in Texas where anybody can fish without a license. Visit our Fishing Day page for more details. Event is FREE. No registration required.

Saturday, May 9
Audubon Bird Survey Day at
Anahuac NWR
Apr 27- The next Audubon Texas/FOAR bird survey event will be on Saturday, May 9. Meet at the VIS at 9am. Click here to register and for more event details.
(Tri-colored Heron photo by Joe Blackburn at Anahuac NWR)

Apr 27- For over 20 years, the second Saturday in May has been designated as International Migratory Bird Day. It is a day to celebrate birds across North America including at Anahuac NWR! Visit for more info.

Birding Workshop at Anahuac NWR
Apr 8- Approximately 20 people attended a birding workshop on April 4 at the refuge Visitor Center. FOAR secretary and expert birder David Sarkozi gave a presentation about migrating birds in the area and how to identify them. FOAR board member and Audubon Texas representative, Travis Lovelace spoke about their efforts to survey and study birds along the upper Texas coast and at the refuge. This workshop is part of an ongoing series to help train visitors to count birds and provide data back to the TERN Citizen Science project. Click the video above to see highlights from the workshop. Download a bird survey form here.

FOAR Info Video
Video courtesy of Digital Media Dept at UHCL

Upcoming Events
08 Sep 2015 6:30 PM • TCP NWR Complex Office
11 Sep 2015 • Fort Anahuac Park
02 Oct 2015 • Winnie, TX

Other News

19 Jun 2015 5:00 PM • Anonymous
08 Jun 2015 9:00 AM • Anonymous
29 May 2015 9:30 AM • Anonymous
2015-2016 Waterfowl Hunt Brochures Now Available



Texas Point

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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