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!   

Photo by Norman Welsh

Recent News

Youth Conservation Corp at Anahuac NWR

Summer 2016

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.

USFWS Information Letter 

Youth Conservation Corps Application

Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp

July 11-14

Apr 6- The Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp returns this year to Anahuac NWR! It will be held July 11-14, 2016 from 9am-12pm each day. It is open to all children ages 6-11 years old. Campers will get hands on experience with insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and may get their feet a little wet being outside. Click on the application below, fill it out, and submit it in person at the Anahuac NWR office on Hwy 563 before 4pm on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp Application

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! 


Bird Sightings on the Refuge

Mar 28- Want to know what's being seen on the refuge?  Here's the latest list of birds seen:

ANWR Bird Sightings 032716.pdf

Spring Rail Walks Schedule

Rail Photo by Norman Welsh

Feb 1- The popular Rail Walks are returning this year in April. Two walks are scheduled: 

-Saturday, April 16, 7am

-Saturday, April 30, 7am

Check out our Rail Walks page for more details.

Winter 2016 Issue of Gator Tales Now Available

Feb 4- The latest edition of our newsletter Gator Tales is now available here. Check out previous issues on our Documents page.

Annual Meeting Kicks Off 2016

Feb 1- The 2016 Annual Meeting took place of Saturday, January 30. FOAR President Rose Bolt discussed our accomplishments in 2015 and Refuge volunteers were recognized.

Refuge volunteers receiving recognition at Annual Meeting

Photo by Joe Blackburn

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.

Upcoming events

10 May 2016 6:30 PM (UTC-06:00) • TCP NWR Complex Office
04 Jun 2016 9:00 AM (UTC-06:00) • Anahuac NWR
14 Jun 2016 6:30 PM (UTC-06:00) • TCP NWR Complex Office

Blog posts

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Recent forum updates

03 May 2016 11:19 AM • Jenay
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03 May 2016 11:19 AM • Patience
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