Louisiana Coast Blog

When you walk the birding trails throughout the coastal region of Louisiana, you may be surprised to know that you have the opportunity to see almost half of the species of birds that can be found in all of the United States. However, as many of these birds go unappreciated, we would like to focus on learning about one species each week. This week’s feathered friend will be the American White Pelican, one of the many birds you might see in Louisiana.

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Due to the unique location and geography of Louisiana’s southernmost parts, the Louisiana coastline is the perfect place to bird watch. In fact, more than 400 species visit our state each year, and by some estimates, this is over half of the species that can be found in the entirety of the United States! So this week, we will focus on one of these many types of birds to learn more about our feathered friends: The common loon.

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For a town with “New” in its name, New Iberia is very dedicated to maintaining its past. This is a town with strong ties to its history as illustrated in a beautifully restored main street and downtown area.

Enjoy the country style cooking and ambiance of Cajun cafes.

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Looking for something inexpensive and fun for the whole family this weekend? Check out the Eagle Expo to learn more about this beautiful bird and even get a chance to trips to bald eagle habitats in western Terrebonne and eastern St. Mary parishes.

Photo originally appears on CajunCoast.com

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Would you like to watch monster fishing coming over the side of the boat fishing greats Hank Parker, Chris Fischer, Jimmy Houston, and Kevin Vandam?  Then mark your calendars for April 2011 as Louisiana Sportsman TV will debut on The Sportsman Channel!

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Most of the time, lists of “Top 10 Beaches” are usually full of places you would expect where white sand and palm trees are the rule. But not always! In fact Yahoo Travel has included Grand Isle, Louisiana as one of its Top 10 Winter Beach Retreats for 2011!

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It’s that time of the year again, when everyone starts making New Years Resolutions. For some, the goal is to spend more time with their loved ones, or to lose weight, or maybe to start on that novel you have been considering for years. But for the fishermen out there, the committed and dedicated anglers, there is one resolution you probably make every year: to catch more fish! If you find yourself making this promise as 2011 begins, you need to get to Louisiana’s coastline as soon as possible.

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The Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition (LTCC) is a non-profit destination marketing organization. Following the historic 2010 BP oil spill, Louisiana's coastal parishes led a united effort to mitigate the economic impact to the tourism stakeholders and communicate with one voice. On June 16, 2010 the LTCC was formed. The LTCC is comprised of ten parishes (counties): Calcasieu/Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, The LTCC is comprised of ten parishes (counties): Calcasieu/Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Mary, St.

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