The chorus of thousands of waterfowl. Wind moving through coastal prairie. The splash of an alligator going for a swim. A high-pitched call of a fulvous whistling duck. These are just some of the sounds you may hear when visiting the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.
The meandering bayous of Anahuac NWR cut through ancient flood plains, creating expanses of coastal marsh and prairie bordering Galveston Bay in southeast Texas. These coastal marshes and prairies are host or home to an abundance of wildlife, from migratory birds to alligators to bobcats and more. Established in 1963, the 34,000 acre refuge is an important link in the chain of National Wildlife Refuges extending along the gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana.
Anahuac NWR is one of more than 540 refuges that comprise the National Wildlife Refuge System, a national network of lands and waters set aside for the benefit of wildlife, and you!
Refuge Manager, Shaun Sanchez
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