Site access restricted. Established to protect a vestige population of Attwater’s Greater Prairie-Chicken, the refuge is home to many species of grassland birds that have become scarce with the conversion of the native prairies to agricultural uses. White-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Sprague’s Pipit, Sedge Wren, Grasshopper Sparrow, LeConte’s Sparrow, and Harris’s Sparrow are among the species that are relatively easy to find here in winter. A number of rarities have appeared here, including Least Grebe, Masked Duck, Zone-tailed Hawk, Golden Eagle, Prairie Falcon, and Say’s Phoebe.
Attwater Prairie-Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 519
Eagle Lake, Texas 77434