Thursday, May 2, 2013

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

On Tuesday, after birding the morning at Smith Oakes we traveled to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. This area was decimated by Hurricane Ike in 2008. Anahuac is famous for their rails and alligators, but the alligators were almost wiped out after the hurricane. We did see about 20 baby alligators that were about a foot long. We also saw plenty of six foot alligators.
We went to the Skillern Tract where there were an abundant amount of shore birds, but we ran out of daylight. So, we headed back to our camp spot and made Mike's favorite dinner...tacos.