Eagle Expo

Eagle Expo

Location: 
Morgan City Louisiana

900 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd Morgan City, LA 70380

The 17th Annual Eagle Expo will be held February 18th-20th, 2022 in Morgan City, Louisiana. (The 16th was cancelled due to the pandemic.) Eagle Expo is produced by the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau.  Sponsors include the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Office of the Lt. Governor, and the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area.  Partners have included the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), US Fish and Wildlife Service, Morgan City Rotary Club, and several private companies.

CANCELLED - A photography workshop by CC Lockwood is included. This event requires a separate registration. The seminar has reached its maximum capacity of 15 each year and had a waiting list. The workshop includes a class and a field trip into the swamp.

Other activities on Friday include two boat tours to view the American Bald Eagle.  Tours include: The Atchafalaya Basin with Captain John Burke (Captain Caviar,) and Bayou Long with Captain Ivy St. Romain. Boat tours are repeated Saturday and include Captain Billy Gaston. 

Thursday evening features a FREE Wings to Soar Presentation at 6pm at the Patterson Civic Center. 

In 2020, there were over 60 eagle sightings along with other birds including Anhinga, Peregrine Falcon, various species of hawks and ducks, wading birds, some songbird species, Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, White Ibis, Belted Kingfisher, Red-tailed hawks, Double-crested Cormorant, the American White Pelicans, Red-shouldered Hawks, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Carolina Chickadees, various species of terns and gulls and Louisiana Brown Pelicans. In 2017, one group witnessed two eagles in a spiral.

In addition, we are offering two field trips - one to the Bayou Teche National WIldlife Refuge and one to Green Foundation Property off Cotten Road.

Friday evening will be a social at Lake End Park & Campground.

In partnership with the Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) an educational component was added to Eagle Expo in 2009. This year’s sponsor was the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. We visited students in 7th grade throughout St. Mary Parish. Over 700 students experienced a presentation by the Wings to Soar. We also added a Wednesday morning component for private schools and home-schooled students to attend. Over 150 students attended this event. The Total number of people attending was almost 1,000.

 

Purchase Tickets 

Friday February 18, 2022 to Sunday February 20, 2022
Phone: 
800-256-2931