Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge: Auto Tour and Pipit Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1972 to preserve habitat for the declining population of Attwater prairie chickens. Despite numbering approximately 1 million at the turn of the 1900s, they now total fewer than 100 and can be found only in two geographic regions in Texas.
The 10,339-acre refuge is made up of marshes, ponds, native prairies, croplands, woodlots, and riparian areas along the San Bernard River. The auto tour, which goes along Winterman Prairie, Lafitte Prairie, and Foster Prairie, is a 5-mile rectangular loop that can be hiked as well as driven. The Pipit Trail is a small 1.5-mile hiking loop off the auto tour that takes you closer to the riparian vegetation and past several small ponds."