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 events, wildlife sightings, maps, photos, our newsletter, and much more!
Christmas Bird Counts
Christmas Count season is upon us! Volunteers are needed to assist with this bird count. All levels of experience are welcome! The compilers of all these counts would very much like you to contact them in advance (if you have not already done so) so that the best possible assignments can be made.
Bolivar Peninsula: Thursday, December 22, 2016
This count circle in Chambers and Galveston Counties includes High Island and Anahuac NWR. Newcomers are welcome to join! Compilers this year are Steve Mayes and David Sarkozi. If you are interested in participating, please contact Steve Mayes ( email@example.com., 409-722-5807).
For more information, please click here
2016-17 Waterfowl Hunt Regulations
Sep 15- Information and maps are now available for this season's waterfowl hunt at Anahuac NWR. Click each refuge for the 2016/2017 regulations, permit, and map.
Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp
Gives Kids Hands On Experience
Jul 18- The 4-day Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp at Anahuac NWR finished last week for over 25 kids and 15 volunteers, FOAR, and refuge staff members. Check out some of the highlights on our Facebook page photo albums.
Photo by USFWS
Refuge Conducts Prescribed Burns on
Jul 6- Refuge staff will be conducting prescribed burns on Anahuac NWR on Thursday, July 7th. The road to Frozen Point beyond the Jackson Woodlot will be closed. Thank you for your cooperation. Click here for map of road closure. Photo by USFWS
Family Fishing Day at Anahuac NWR
Canceled Due to Weather
May 13- This year's Family Fishing Day has been canceled due to weather. Saturday, June 4, 2016 is National Fishing Day where anybody can go fishing without a license in Texas. Visit https://www.takemefishing.org/texas/ for more information.
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!
Youth Conservation Corp at Anahuac NWR
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.
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!
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.