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It’s time for the 9th Annual Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival!

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The Seventh Annual Louisiana Eagle Expo will be held on February 9-11 in Morgan City. The expo will feature a live raptor presentation, seminars hosted by wildlife and nature experts, boat tours and opportunities to meet other avid bird watchers.  

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The Cerulean Warbler is a small warbler that features sky-blue upper parts and black-and-white streaked flanks. These birds are often found near bottomlands and rivers, making their appearance in Louisiana, and their breeding takes part in deciduous forests in eastern North America. The scientific name for this bird is Dendroica cerulea and it is part of the New World warbler family.

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The Royal Tern is an interesting bird, as it’s only found along the coastal beaches. This bird is a large tern, with pale grey upperparts, a white face, neck and underparts. The head has a spiky black crest and cap and features a bright orange bill. The wings have black tips on them and the tail is deeply forked.

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The Laughing Gull is a small gull that is found along the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Its scientific name is Leucophaeus atricilla. It takes these birds three years to reach adult plumage and immature birds are always darker than their older counterparts.

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At its highest point, Louisiana's Avery Island is 152 feet above sea level. The island is actually a small hill located in the deltaic wetlands of the LA. Although small, Avery Island makes a strong presence in LA history and is known for being the home of Tabasco sauce.

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