The Lagow Ranch is located between the main unit and East unit of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. It is a working ranch with rice fields, plowed fields, pasture land, brackish marsh and a fresh water reservoir. This private property has been maintained for many years to provide excellent habitat for wildlife. In the winter, waterfowl abound and there should be some of them left in the spring. The reservoir has large patches of open water and Sea Cane which attracts water loving birds as well as songbirds migrating through the area.
Participants will meet at the ranch gate and board a four-wheel drive vehicle with a customized trailer for carrying passengers for a ride to the reservoir. Registrants will bird as they leisurely walk and ride around the property. Binoculars, cameras and scopes are appropriate.
Targets: King and Clapper Rails, Sora, Purple and Common Gallinule, Marsh Wren, Least Bittern, Seaside Sparrows, Boat-tailed Grackles, herons, Ibis, egrets, waterfowl, Anhinga and “peeps”
Bring water, snacks, insect repellent
Drive your own car to site, buggy ride & Walk