FREE VISITOR'S GUIDE

Eagle Expo

Flock to the Cajun Coast

Celebrate the eagle and other birds during Eagle Expo February 22-23, and find amazing birding and wildlife viewing on the Cajun Coast any time of year. There will be a dozen tour options to go out into the waterways to see eagles and other birds on Friday and Saturday of the Expo, as well as opportunities to socialize with other birding and nature enthusiasts, be enthralled by the fascinating birds of prey at the Wings to Soar presentation, and find out more about outdoor recreation and preservation at the Water & Nature Expo. As an add-on to the expo, famed photography, C. C. Lockwood offers a photography workshop with an excursion into Bayou Black. The expo and the class fill up fast, register today! A Photo Contest is also underway to capture the best shots, so enter today!

In addition to eagles, the Cajun Coast is home to some of the most awe-inspiring birdwatching opportunities in the country. And because it is located along the Mississippi Flyway, more than 300 species of birds can be particularly spotted during the spring and fall migrations. And, with several distinct aquatic & terrestrial habitats, more than 65 species of reptiles and 46 species of mammals inhabit 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.

Plan your birding and nature watching excursion in an area National Geographic calls “hauntingly beautiful land.

Share this blog!

Facebook
Email

Read More!

Morgan City Petting Zoo Halloween Turtle

Halloween on the Cajun Coast!

The Cajun Coast knows how to celebrate. Whether a festival, a holiday, or weekend fun, there are always fun events to attend! Spooky season is here. If you’re looking for

Read More »
Kayaking Cajun Coast

2020 Vision for a Great Vacation

Did you know that more than half of Americans left vacation time on the table last year— 768 million unused vacation days! Don’t waste your days off, Cher! January 28

Read More »
Paddling and boat tours on the Cajun Coast

Paddling on the Cajun Coast

By Donovan Garcia

CAUTION:  DUE TO HIGH WATER, SOME TRAILS AND BOAT LAUNCHES MAY BE CLOSED.  BOAT AND CANOE RAMPS MAY BE DAMAGED DUE TO HIGH WATER.  PLEASE USE CAUTION AND

Read More »

Flock to the Cajun Coast