Yellow Rails and Rice Festival

 
 
 


A festival like no other....

The 9th annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival is scheduled for 1-5 November 2017. 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.”  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. A banding workshop is again offered this year. 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. 


Online and mail registration opens 1 August 2017.  To be added to our emailing list for up-to-date YRARF  2017 announcements, or to ask for information or inquire about private tours, send

email to yellowrailsandrice@gmail.com.


Visit the YRARF 2016 Events Schedule page to see 2016 activities and find links for additional information.



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Help support YRARF 2017!


The festival is brought to you by

Avian Events Support Team

is a 501(c)(3) public charity.


PLEASE VISIT OUR 2017 YRARF SPONSOR PAGE

 

The Yellow Rails and Rice Festival 2017


Visit a sampler of past festivals:


YRARF  2010

YRARF  2011

YRARF  2012

YRARF  2013

YRARF  2014

YRARF  2015

YRARF 2016

 


EVENT SCHEDULE


Centrally located, YRARF 2017 is based in Jennings, Louisiana



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Hampton Inn & Suites in Jennings, LA

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VISIT OUR SISTER FESTIVAL in 2017

                    

Migrate north to the ACADIA BIRDING FESTIVAL

Acadia in Spring

then back to Acadiana in Fall

for YELLOW RAILS & RICE FESTIVAL!