Attwater's Prairie Chicken

History of Species Decline

Current Range

From six million acres ranging from the Nueces River in Texas to Bayou Teche in Louisiana, this bird has seen its range crushed to two small pockets of habitat in Galveston and Colorado counties. These two refuges combine for about 12,000 acres - 0.2% of the historic 6 million acres of prairie. No birds are known to be surviving off the refuges despite repeated censuses.

Line art of Attwater's Prairie Chicken

Current Population Estimates

The spring 2005 census gave an estimate of 40 birds in the wild today.

Map showing location of species refuges (coming soon)

Location of Attwater's Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
Map courtesy of United States Fish and Wildlife Service

(Map of Texas City Prairie Preserve is coming soon.)

For Additional Information write to:

Wildlife Diversity Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
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