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Attwater's Prairie Chicken

Line art of Attwater's Prairie Chicken

What Can You Do?

The Adopt-A-Prairie Chicken Program is in a state of transition and we will be unable to accept donations or sponsorships.

Communicate with your family, neighbors and friends about this endangered bird and the need to ensure it continues to survive in Texas. To help with this, all who adopt a bird under the Adopt-a-Prairie-chicken receive an educational package that can be donated to local schools or libraries, presented to family and friends or used in any way they see fit to make others aware of this beautiful bird and the threat it faces.

Educate those in your community about the pressures this bird faces and the potential for extinction that exists on the prairie today. Staff of the refuges and their partners are willing to talk to groups and organizations that might have an interest in this bird. If you know of a group that might want to assist this program, please contact us and let us know.

Species Information

Attwater's Prairie Chicken Fact Sheet

photo of Attwater's Prairie Chick

Attwater's Prairie chick

For Additional Information write to:

Wildlife Diversity Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
nature@tpwd.texas.gov