A FESTIVAL LIKE NO OTHER
YELLOW RAILS AND RICE FESTIVAL
A FESTIVAL LIKE NO OTHER!
Designed with fun in mind, its primary goal is to provide participants a unique venue to view Yellow Rails while at the same time bringing birders and farmers together to realize the value to birds of the area’s “working wetlands.”
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 12th Yellow Rails and Rice Festival
28-30 October 2021!
The year's festival will take into consideration the ongoing Covid19 Pandemic. We will focus on being outdoors and looking for rails and limit the number of participants. We will have two field days (weather permitting, Thursday and Friday) and an emergency back-up day (Saturday). Participants can come and go at their leisure from the field sites. Leaders/facilitators are positioned at field sites and help participants spot birds as well as provide information or answer questions. Many of the agencies and organizations that study, manage, and protect Louisiana’s birds and habitats assist at the festival. Based in Jennings, participants are positioned in the heart of Cajun Country in Louisiana’s SW prairie region, an area known for great birding, local cuisine, and a rich history and culture.
Registration opened on 1 September 2021 at 10 AM CDT!