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Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Festival

March 28, 2020 - March 29, 2020

26th Annual
Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Festival

Saturday & Sunday, March 28 & 29
, 2020
Sponsored by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Tours, lectures, activities for all ages.

The public is invited to the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken (APC) Festival for a chance to see the critically endangered birds during the booming season – a time the males gather to perform their elaborate courtship ritual. Tours offered to celebrate Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Festival on Saturday every hour from 7am to 4pm and Sunday from 7am to 4pm.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff and volunteers will be conducting guided tours to the “booming” grounds, which provide the best chance to see the typically elusive birds.

Participants will tour areas that are normally closed to the public and will hear first-hand how the FWS and its partners are working to recover the APC, including refuge management efforts and coastal prairie ecosystem issues. The tours are about two hours in length.

All the walking and driving tours will begin at the refuge’s visitor center.
Those interested in learning more about the festival should contact the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge at (979) 234-3021, ext. 221 or 223.

The APC is an endangered grouse that is unique to Texas gulf coastal areas. Over a century ago, there were around one million APCs living on six million acres of the Texas and Louisiana gulf coastal prairie. Today, less than one percent of their original habitat remains and their numbers are extremely low. The festival brings much needed attention to a bird that, though critically endangered, continues to remain on the landscape thanks to strong partnerships and sound science.

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
10,528 acre wildlife refuge to preserve and restore coastal prairie habitat for the critically endangered Attwater’s prairie-chicken.
FWS.gov/refuge/attwater_prairie_chicken/
Eagle Lake, Texas 77434
Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken: Attwater.org
Eagle Lake Chamber of Commerce 979-234-3021

Details

Start:
March 28, 2020
End:
March 29, 2020
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Website:
https://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147500747

Organizer

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Phone:
979-234-3021

Venue

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
1206 APC-NWR Road
Eagle Lake, TX 77434 United States
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Phone:
979-234-3021
Website:
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/attwater_prairie_chicken/