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Birding on Louisiana's CoastLocated on the majestic Mississippi Flyway, the Louisiana Coast is home to some of the most awe-inspiring birds in the country. Over 400 different species of birds visit Louisiana each year making it one of the nation’s top destinations for bird enthusiasts. With birding trails across the Louisiana coastline, there are plenty of opportunities to view the abundant wildlife throughout the Louisiana coastal region. Experience why the productive natural environment of the Great Gulf Coast offers ready access to some of the best birding in the country.

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6588 Barataria Boulevard
Marrero , LA
United States
Phone: 504-589-3882
Louisiana US
Jefferson Parish
Barataria Preserve - Palmetto Trail
6588 Barataria Boulevard
Marrero , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Jefferson Parish
Barataria Preserve - Pecan Grove
6588 Barataria Boulevard
Marrero , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Jefferson Parish
7777 Westbank Espresway
70094 Westwego , LA
United States
Phone: 504-736-7140
Louisiana US
Jefferson Parish
Bayou Segnette State Park - West We Go Trail
7777 Westbank Espressway
Westwego , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Jefferson Parish
Bayou Segnette State Park - Wildcat Trail
7777 Westbank Espressway
Westwego , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Jefferson Parish

Boating, canoeing, kayaking, birding, fishing. Walking trail and elevated boardwalk.

Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge was established in 2001 with the primary purpose of aiding in con - servation efforts for the Louisiana Black Bear, a federally threatened subspecies of the American Black Bear. The refuge totals just under 10,000 acres and is subdivided into several units. Both the Garden City Unit and the Franklin Unit feature walking trails through live oak-dominated bottomland hardwood forest and cypress-tupelo swamp. The Franklin Unit also contains 2 canoe trails, as well as a driving trail bordering much of the Franklin Unit, connecting it to the Garden City Unit via a levee road along the Hanson Canal. Check the refuge headquarters for more information regarding trail access. Although little-documented due to the young age of the refuge, the avifauna here is both diverse and dense. Neotropical species such as Acadian Flycatcher, White-eyed and Red-eyed vireos, and Northern Parula, Yellow-throated, Prothonotary, and Hooded warblers nest in abundance. Year round residents include Wood Duck, Red-shouldered Hawk, Mourning Dove, Barred Owl, Red-bellied, Downy, Hairy and Pileated woodpeckers, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, and many others Common winter birds include Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, House Wren, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Savannah Sparrow, and American Goldfinch. 

1725 Willow St.
70538 Franklin , LA
United States
Phone: 985-853-1078
Louisiana US
St. Mary/Cajun Coast Parish
The Berwick Walking Trail traverses bottomland hardwood forest, open fields, and a network of canals. The dominant woodlands are filled during the spring and summer months with Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Red-bellied and Downy woodpeckers, Loggerhead Shrike, White-eyed Vireo, Fish Crow, Blue Jay, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Brown Thrasher,and Northern Cardinal. During fall migration, look for Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, Swainson’s, Wood and Gray-cheeked thrushes as well as Summer and Scarlet tanagers. In winter, look for Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, and Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped warblers. Search along the canal edges for Sora, House Wren, and Common Yellowthroat, along with Swamp and Lincoln’s sparrows. Follow the levees along the canals to a large open field where American Kestrel, Tree Swallow, and Eastern Meadowlark, along with other opencountry sparrows and blackbirds, may be found.
Gilmore Drive
70342 Berwick , LA
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary/Cajun Coast Parish

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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy. 14
70560 New Iberia , LA
United States
Phone: (337) 365-1540
Louisiana US
Iberia Parish
3000 Holly Beach Highway
70645 Hackberry , LA
United States
Phone: 337-762-3816
Louisiana US
Calcasieu/Cameron Parish

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