Birding on the Cajun Coast

See the Coast in All Its Glory

The Cajun Coast is beautiful all year long, but Spring has its own special glory! The area literally explodes with color, on top of the green lushness of the Atchafalaya Basin area. Schedule your visit along with a swamp tour (or bring your kayak) to get up close and personal. Captain Caviar or other nearby operators are ready to bring you out to spot gators and other wildlife as well.

Along with swamp tours, there are also ways many ways to scout out the beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin and nearby waterways. You can take a boardwalk out into the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge, stroll along lovely Lake Palourde at the Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower, or even stay overnight in a houseboat along the Cajun Coast – See the Swamp Tours & Paddling Page.

Recently named a National Scenic Byway, the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway provides you an additional way to see the beauty of the area, meandering along the banks of the Bayou Teche. See this lovely waterway, moss-covered trees, and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

We have several itineraries that also make planning easy to get away from it all this Spring on a weekend getaway! You can go camping, waking along the water’s edge, take an off-the-beaten path vacation , or venture out on the birding trail,

Also, thanks to plantings earlier this year by the Louisiana Iris Conservation Initiative, we also expect a beautiful crop of irises to sprout up at the Cajun Coast Visitor Center soon, adding so much extra beauty to the swamp environment of our backyard! Stop in for a visit with our staff, and spot Gator Cayenne and her offspring, Paprika, as well as various other swamp critters before you head out on your adventure!

Plan your Spring Break on the Cajun Coast!

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