Category Archives: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge: Skillern Tract

I did take my trip to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  Specifically I went to the Skillern Tract part of the refuge.  I can’t recommend this part of the wildlife refuge highly enough.  It is awesome!  From what I read, it’s still relatively unknown among birders, but that probably won’t last for long.  I actually went […]

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Revisiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

I’m posting this for my own benefit as much as anyone else.  By posting this, it will force me to wake up early and do what I intend to do. I’m planning on revisiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge tomorrow (Saturday).  I think it’s been almost a year since I was last out there.  Even then, […]

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The Birds Of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Had a great day today visiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge with Leecy.  We saw lots of birds, but getting great pictures of them is another story. We started off at dawn, and there was this Heron silhouetted against the water. I love taking (or trying to take) pictures of raptors, like Hawks and Harriers.  What […]

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On Staycation

Sorry for the lack of updates.  I’ve been taking it easy for the last two weeks.  I still need to post some additional bird pictures from Anahuac, and I have some new Butterfly pictures to post as well. Speaking of Butterflies, during the snow we recently had, Leecy and I went out and collected all […]

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge: The Sequel

I decided to go back out to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge once again.  You may recall the last time I went there I got a flat tire so it was a nightmare. On this visit, I’m happy to report that I didn’t get a flat tire! For the first time I actually filled up my […]

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American Bittern Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

This was the first time I’ve ever seen or been able to get a photograph of this wonderfully camouflaged bird.  We were driving along one of the roads towards the back of the refuge looking for any birds and I happened to spot this guy.  Although this is the first time I’ve ever seen this […]

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White Ibis Feeding And Flying At Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

There were lots of White Ibis flying around at the Refuge.  There were also a bunch of them feeding.  It took a while for us to get in a position to get a shot of these birds feeding because each time they saw us they would take off in flight. It just so happened that […]

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Brown Pelican Diving

Ever see a Brown Pelican standing on its head?  That’s what this picture reminds me of. Brown Pelican’s were very rare, and were on the Endangered Species list until November 2009.  Their reason for decline was because of pesticides which would cause their egg shells to be very thin.  It’s pretty miraculous that these birds […]

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Only In Texas!

Only in Texas could you go to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and be asked to get back in your car because they were bringing a herd of Cattle through. For some reason, we were out taking pictures today, quietly minding our our business and eating lunch when these Cowboys come through and ask if we […]

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge: The Birds

Despite my car mishap yesterday, I really did enjoy going to the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  I would have spent at least a few more hours there if it wasn’t for my car. Anyway, if you are looking for an amazing variety of birds, you can’t go wrong visiting this place. One of the first […]

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge: The Beginning

I’m in the process of downloading the pictures, but let me give a verbal introduction first. This place is way out in the middle of nowhere.  Also, that 509 Washington Avenue that’s listed on many websites, that’s not actually the refuge, it’s just where the main building is.  That building is in the town of […]

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Upcoming Fieldtrips

I plan on waking up very early tomorrow morning (Wednesday) and heading off to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  While I’m out taking pictures, Leecy will be taking Coco back to the vet to make sure her bacterial infection hasn’t returned.  Hopefully Coco doesn’t tear off one of Leecy’s fingers.  This will be Leecy’s first time […]

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