FRIENDS OF ANAHUAC REFUGE
Spring Rail Walks at Anahuac NWR
Rail Walk on Yellow Rail Prairie at Anahuac NWR, April 2013
Come out for a unique experience each spring on Anahuac NWR. This Refuge is one of the rare locations where you can see 6 kinds of rails, including: Yellow Rail, Virginia Rail, Clapper Rail, King Rail, Black Rail, and Sora. The guided walks will lead participants out into the coastal marshes in search of the birds. Please be aware, that these walks can be quite strenuous due to walking through mud and thick wet grass but are doable by most people. Participants can also stay along the road a short distance away to watch for rails in the prairie.
The walks occur each spring on the Refuge. Check our Events page for dates and times. Walks typically last an hour, but can vary depending on the group and weather.
Walks will take place on one of the Refuge's marshes selected by the leader. Participants are asked to meet at the Visitor Information Station on the Refuge at the scheduled time for a brief introduction. Carpools will be arranged to drive to walk location.
Walks are free and open to the public. There is no sign-up required. Groups have ranged in size from 10 people to over 50.
Recommended items to bring:
Rail Walk Schedule