Special Events

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The refuge hosts several special events annually.


The events listed below are a few of the annual programs the refuge participates in.

Ocelot Conservation Festival:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge host this one-of-a-kind festival every year.  Typically held in March, the festival includes a live ocelot show and many fun events and programs that are all about this small wild cat.   Check the Events Calendar for more details.


Christmas Bird Count: From mid-December into January thousands of volunteers across the country take part in this popular citizen-science program! Join the effort at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Call to find out details, dates and volunteer opportunities.

National Public Lands Day (NPLD): The nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States. NPLD is typically held on the last Saturday in September but check back for details. This popular event is a great volunteer opportunity and a fun way you can help Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.