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 'Annual' Yellow Rails and Rice Festival
was canceled in 2020 due to the Covid19 pandemic.
Out of caution for all
we are investigating 2021 options - check back for updates.
NO DATES HAVE BEEN SET FOR A YRARF 2021!
The festival schedule is casual, and participants can attend all field days (weather permitting) or come and go at their leisure. Leaders/facilitators are positioned at field sites and help participants spot birds as well as provide information or answer questions. In addition to visiting rice fields, participants can explore nearby birding areas, join trips to local points of interest, or venture farther afield to search for specialty birds in other Louisiana habitats, such as the pineywoods or Cameron Parish coast. Many of the agencies and organizations that study, manage, and protect Louisiana’s birds and habitats assist at the festival, as well as have information booths during the opening reception so that participants can learn more about their activities. 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.
Avian Events Support Team
435 Pecan Drive
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
225-642-5763 (leave message)