Wildlife

We love This Place!

Birds Everywhere! The Day Started with this Willet in the back yard, I grabbed my camera and followed it across the street to the beach. When I got back to the yard this Killdeer was hanging around. When the Barn Swallows showed up to get mud for there nest the …

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The American Avocet

With its elegant profile and striking coloration, the American Avocet is unique among North American birds. In summer it can be found in temporary and unpredictable wetlands across western North America where it swings its long upturned bill through the shallow water to catch small invertebrates. Adult Description Large shorebird. …

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Snowy Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages. Breeding Snowy Egrets grow filmy, curving plumes that …

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Royal Terns

Royal Terns along the Cameron coast A large, orange-billed tern, the Royal Tern is found only along ocean beaches. Adult Description Large tern. Slender orange bill (from yellow to reddish). Short, forked tail. Black in a narrow, shaggy band around back of head; forehead white. (Complete black cap held only …

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Shrimping in Louisiana: Overview of a Tradition

Shrimping in Louisiana: Overview of a Tradition By Laura Landry Shrimp, shrimp, shrimp! They are boiled, fried, stewed, in a Creole sauce, an etouffee, stuffed with breadcrumbs and rice, and found in the gumbos and jambalayas of South Louisiana. Shrimping has a long history in Louisiana. Fishermen have taken advantage …

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7 Natural Wonders of Louisiana

When people think of Louisiana, the first things that usually pop into their heads is New Orleans and Mardi Gras. From the French Quarter’s rich history to Bourbon Street’s no-holds-barred nightlife, this city has an ambience that is incomparable to anything else in the world. That said, you’d be doing …

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