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Attwater Prairie Chicken
National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge's namesake, the Attwater's prairie chicken, was once abundant on the Texas coastal prairies.  Today, their numbers have been reduced to two small flocks.
P.O. Box 519
Eagle Lake, TX   77434
E-mail: John_Magera@fws.gov
Phone Number: 979-234-3021
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
                     Endangered Attwater's prairie chicken.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Groups interested in special programs are encouraged to call ahead to make sure staff is available.

Sharpen your birdwatching skills by taking a look at over 100 taxidermy bird mounts at the visitor center. Review a wildflower identification guide and watch a video about the endangered Attwater's prairie-chicken.

Wildlife Observation
Two hiking trails - the Pipit Trail and the Sycamore Trail - traverse the prairie, potholes, and riparian areas. The auto tour loop can also serve as a hiking trail. There's nothing like walking to truly feel the prairie grandeur complemented by prairie potholes.

A 5-mile auto tour loop crosses both prairie and wetlands. Waterfowl watching can be outstanding from the tour loop in fall and winter. Watch for a possible wood stork standing sentinel in shallow ponds summer through fall.

The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset daily.

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