Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Anahuac

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The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife conservation area along the coast of Texas, west of the town of High Island, Texas. It borders East Bay, part of the Galveston Bay complex, behind Bolivar Peninsula at the Gulf of Mexico.Established in 1963, this wildlife refuge is located on the upper Texas Coast in Chambers County. The refuge protects approximately 34000acre of coastal marsh and prairies. The refuge offers opportunities for fishing, waterfowl hunting, paddling, and wildlife viewing. A large network of volunteers contributes thousands of hours in support of the refuge.In the winter, the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge hosts large concentrations of waterfowl making it a popular site for public hunting.Other signature species are American alligator, bobcat, yellow rail, and purple gallinule.Birdwatchers find the refuge an excellent place to observe neotropical migrants in the spring and fall. Other species sought by birdwatchers include American bittern, seaside sparrow, fulvous whistling-duck, and black rail.
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  • And birdlife too! We saw mainly small ones, 2-3' long, that raced away into the water if we got too near. One big one though, 6' long, just sat there and stared at us. Scary! Saw several birds too mos...  more »
  • My wife and I traveled here this past March and were delighted by what we found. This NWR is located on the Texas coast near the town of Anahuac. It was established to protect the coastal marsh for mi...  more »
  • Beautiful afternoon in the wild with the birds, the water, one small alligator, butterflies and dragon flies, and Mother Nature!  more »
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  • Birds, birds and more birds. Especially nice for someone who can not walk far. This is the best place to bird in Texas. Even got pictures of a night hawk! Every wading bird you can imagine was here except I didn't see any white Ibis.
  • A nice couple runs the nature store and the preserve is nice and quiet. A good place to get away from it all because there ain't nothing else there.
  • nice park, but went to walk there 4 miles of trails, only found about 1 mile of them, so a little disappinted
  • Anahuac is a great birding location. Even during the off-season, I saw approximately 40 species in one day and added multiple species to my life list.
  • Huge wildlife area with knowledgeable staff. Many kinds of habitat for the 1000's of migrating and residential birds. Some alligators.

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