Friends of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Est. 1997 Anahuac, TX
To support, preserve, promote,
and enhance the refuge 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


FOAR'S 50th anniversary book of Anahuac NWR is complete. Books will be on display in the Visitor Center and Visitor Information Station beginning April 18. They will be available for purchase from the nature stores next week. Click left for a preview inside the book. 

Read article in Anahuac Progress here

Spring Rail Walks Wrapping Up
April 16- Rail walks on Anahuac NWR come to a close this weekend, April 19th and 20th.  Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! Check out more info here.

New Visitor Information Station Now Open

April 10- The new VIS is now open to the public! It replaces the temporary wooden building that replaced the old VIS damaged by Hurricane Ike.
See the official USFWS press release here.

FOAR Sponsoring "Big Sit" Team
April 9- FOAR will be sponsoring a team for the Texas Birding Classic on Sunday, April 27th. The team will be led by FOAR secretary and expert birder, David Sarkozi.  Click here for more details.

Birding Presentation at Visitor Center on April 7th
April 8- Refuge volunteer Colin Shields presented the birds of Anahuac NWR to a crowd on the evening of April 7th at the Visitor Center. He spoke about the types of birds that migrate through the Refuge and what makes each one unique.  Stay tuned for more opportunities to come hear about wildlife on the Refuge!
Red-tailed hawk photo by Mason Henicke

Volunteer Workday on March 29
April 1- Volunteers helped lay rocks around the new VIS and clean up the Butterfly Garden on Saturday, March 29.  The rocks help will keep weeds out from under the elevated VIS and out of the garden.  All volunteers were treated to lunch provided by Samson Energy.
FOAR Info Video
Video courtesy of Digital Media Dept at UHCL



Upcoming Events
27 Apr 2014 • Skillern Tract at Anahuac NWR
06 May 2014 6:30 PM • TCP NWR Complex Office
07 Jun 2014 • 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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