The 2016 Festival Package includes Field Passes for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Packages also include local guided morning birding trips on Friday and Saturday, and rice mill tours on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. 
The Festival Package also includes two receptions: Thursday Jambalaya Supper with Les Freres Michot Cajun band at Myer’s Landing Campground on Lake Arthur, and Closing Reception at the Welsh Museum on Saturday evening. Click on images for more information about YRARF Socials.

A go-bag from Mike’s Seafood Restaurant will also be provided before heading off to the fields on Thursday. Water will be available at field sites. Participants are responsible for their own food and beverages, or special food or beverage needs.

                           2016 FESTIVAL UPDATES         


Yellow Rails Field AccessThe_field_pass.htmlThe_field_pass.html
Banding WorkshopBanding_workshop.htmlBanding_workshop.html
Pre-festival offerings

Printable PDF Schedule of 2016 EVENTS 

Yellow Rails 2016 Schedule.pdfEvent_schedule_files/Yellow%20Rails%202016%20Schedule.pdfEvent_schedule_files/Yellow%20Rails%202016%20Schedule.pdfEvent_schedule_files/Yellow%20Rails%202016%20Schedule.pdfEvent_schedule_files/Weather%20Contingency%20Plan_2.pdfshapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1shapeimage_6_link_2
Thornwell:map to TWA and festival sitesYRRF_TWA_map.html
Suggested Louisiana field attireattire.html
LA sites
YRARF brochure
NWR Refuge information

Lake Arthur, Louisiana: 31 October - 6 November 2016

                       MON             TUE            WED            THU            FRI            SAT            SUN *****

Sunrise:          7:24 AM        7:25 AM      7:25 AM       7:26 AM     7:27 AM     7:28 AM      6:29 AM 

Sunset:           6:25 PM        6:24 PM      6:23 PM       6:24 PM     6:22 PM     6:21 PM      5:20 PM

Day Length     11 h 1 m       10 h 59 m    10 h 58 m    10 h 56 m  10 h 54 m   10 h 53 m   10 h 51 m 

*****Fall backward - Daylight Savings Time ends Saturday night.    

YRARF 2016 cancellations must be received no later than 1 October 2016 to receive a full refund less 2.5 % handling fee; by 15 October 2016 for a 50% refund.  No refunds after 15 October 2016.