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
Yellow Rails and Rice Festival 2023
25-29 October 2023!
The year's festival will continue to take Covid19 Pandemic into consideration - we will watch for any potential changes for infection rates and follow CDC guidelines. We will focus on being outdoors to look for rails and Louisiana specialty species. 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 all-day 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.
Festival offering will be update on website pages by Spring 2023.
See you Fall 2023!