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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 Tuesday,

1 August 2023 at 10 AM CDT.

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Yellow Rails and Rice Festival 2023

25-29 October 2023!

We look forward to watching for rails at rice harvest sites and looking for other  Louisiana specialty species. Most activities are outdoors, but we will again host our social events - we will maintain the maximum participants lower in consideration of Covid19 and watch for any potential changes for infection rates and follow CDC guidelines.  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. 

 

YRARF 2023 is a small festival focused on participants having a good time. 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.  

See you October 2023!

             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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