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.” 

JOIN THE FUN

 

YRARF is limited to 95 participants.

 

REGISTRATION

ONLINE REGISTRATION

opens on

1 August 2022 at 10 AM CDT.

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Yellow Rails and Rice Festival 2022

26-30 October 2022!

The year's festival will take into consideration the ongoing Covid19 Pandemic - we will watch for any potential changes for infection rates and follow CDC guidelines. There are no mask mandates in Louisiana (or elsewhere?) but we do want to keep everyone safe and have a terrific time at the festival. We will focus on being outdoors to look for rails and Louisiana specialty species. This year we will host our social events - but will keep the maximum participants lower. There will be three harvest site days (weather permitting: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with Sunday as the emergency back-up day if all other days are washed out. There are a couple of pre-festival trips on Wednesday.

 

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 is OPEN!

             CONTACT US:

Avian Events Support Team

435 Pecan Drive

St. Gabriel, LA 70776

225-642-5763 (leave message)

yellowrailsandrice@gmail.com

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