Our annual Eagle Expo includes boat tours into various waterways to view eagles; a raptor show; presentations on the American bald eagle, wildlife, flora, fauna and the culture of the area by wildlife professionals and photographers; and much more. Admission and registration required. See info & register now! Eagle Expo – Feb. 17-19With the Eagle Expo so close to Valentine’s Day, Eagle Expo might also prove the perfect getaway for your lovebird, especially if they fancy birdwatching! Regardless of how serious of a birder you are, spotting these majestic birds out in the waterways of the Cajun Coast is definitely a sight not to be missed! Or if you just want to have a romantic weekend away, there are plenty of luxurious bed & breakfasts, as well as exquisite dining options to pamper your loved one! Find the perfect getaway! Mardi Gras parades also begin Feb. 25, so you can plan for a Mardi Gras getaway instead!
Eagle Expo Highlights
Boat Tours & Field Trips
Boat tours to view American Bald Eagles:
- Fri & Sat-The Atchafalaya Basin with Captain John Burke (Captain Caviar)
- Fri & Sat-Bayou Long with Captain Ivy St. Romain
- Sat-Captain Billy Gaston
Two new field trips have been added for a change to spot eagles and other wildlife:
- Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
- Green Foundation Property off Cotten Road
- Wings to Soar – Thursday evening features a FREE Wings to Soar Presentation on Thursday at 6pm at the Patterson Civic Center.
- Friday evening will be a social at Lake End Park & Campground.
Why Eagles (and other birds of a feather) Flock to the Cajun Coast
As a part of the Atchafalaya Basin area, the largest overflow swamp in the United States, the marshlands located along the coast serve as the perfect havens for many of the states more unusual species of waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. This paradise is filled with some of nature’s most often sought-after birds. The area also features a designated bird sanctuary and ample opportunities for additional eagle sightings with nearly 300 active nests in the area.
Many locations for birdwatching are also noted along the St. Mary Loop of the America’s Wetlands Birding Trail. Cajun Coast paddling trails also offer many options to observe birds and wildlife up-close.
So, come for Eagle Expo or come any time to see birds, alligators, and other wildlife on the Cajun Coast!