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!   

Family Fishing Day

Recent News
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.

Rail Walk at Anahuac NWR
on Saturday, April 25

Apr 20- The second and final spring Rail Walk at the refuge will be on Saturday, April 25. The walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Meet at the VIS at 7am. Visit our Rail Walks page for more details.

Member Appreciation Event
Saturday, April 18
Apr 15- FOAR will be hosting a meet & greet for members, refuge volunteers, staff, and local officials. The event will be from 2pm-8pm at the Oyster Bayou Hunting Club west of the refuge.
All are welcome to come by and talk
about the refuge! Click here for more information.

Spring Newsletter Now Available
Apr 10- Our 2015 spring edition of Gator Tales is now available. You can download a copy here or go to our Documents page to view previous editions.

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
06 Jun 2015 9:00 AM • Anahuac NWR
09 Jun 2015 6:30 PM • TCP NWR Complex Office
11 Aug 2015 6:30 PM • TCP NWR Complex Office

Other News

15 Apr 2015 5:00 PM • Anonymous
08 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • Anonymous
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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