Cajun Country and Yellow Rails

 

 Louisiana 2013  |  Rice Fields  |  Wildlife Refuges and interior hotspots  |  Gulf Coast  Pineywoods

Joppa Flats trip to Southwestern Louisiana, October 29 - November 4, 2013

Susan Hardy and I co-led a repeat trip to the land of rice, rails, Cajuns, and boudin/jambalaya/gumbo/crawfish pie/cracklins/etouffee. Fabulous birds (157 species), food, and hospitality.

A fun time was had by all, and everyone saw Yellow Rails!

Map Key

A Lafayette, Louisiana (start and end of trip)
B Thornwell, Louisiana, and the rice fields
C Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
E Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
F, G Kisatchie National Forest
I Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
J Cameron, Louisiana
K Holly Beach
L Peveto Woods, Baton Rouge Audubon Society
M Coastal wetlands south of Creole, Louisiana
N Lake Charles, Louisiana

One of the highlights of this trip was the food, whether from a modest cafe in Lake Arthur

or the over-the-top exuberance of Prejean's in Lafayette,

it was all awesome.

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