Attwater Prairie-Chicken National Wildlife Refuge

Texas Coastal Birding Trail - Attwater Prairie - Chicken NWR

CTC 004

Season: Winter, Migration
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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 979-234-3021

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