Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR

October 31, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

An hour west of Houston, you'll find the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge. The Attwaters Prairie Chicken is one of the most endangered bird species in North America.

I took a trip to Attwater yesterday. I walked a couple of trails and took the Auto Tour. The place is a-buzz with sparrows, caterpillars, butterflies and dragonflies right now!

While I didn't see a Prairie Chicken this trip, I have seen them three times. Once during the refuge's annual festival (each April). A second time during the refuge's annual bird count (each December). And third, on the refuge's monthly free van tour (call to register; generally the first Saturday of the month).

This refuge is free, folks! Step outside and go visit. They also have nice informational displays in the visitor center.

Even if you don't see a prairie chicken, you'll see sights like this:


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