Yellow Rails and Cajun Country 2015


Trip  |   Rice Fields  |  Refuges 

Susan Hardy and I led a Joppa Flats trip back to southwestern Louisiana from November 3 - 9, 2015.

The land of rice, rails, Cajuns, and boudin/jambalaya/gumbo/crawfish pie/etouffee did not disappoint: Fabulous birds (164 species), food, and hospitality.

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

We visited these locations:

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. Here we are dining at Prejean's in Lafayette


and at the Luna Bar & Grill in Lake Charles.


Check out Scott's photos from this trip at


The Trip Report and Trip List are available as pdfs.


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