SW Louisiana NWR

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jbird, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. jbird

    jbird

    547
    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    I chose to drive to NOLA for a conference so that I could scout some of the refuges for fall and winter when birds have migrated to the refuges. I did not expect too much but I did get a few more species.

    Clapper Rail
    35221620242_bf5c2fb969_c.jpg Clapper Rail (D7B_4440)

    Pie Billed Grebe (Rare in summer months)
    35348999266_7ce177d1a7_c.jpg Pie Billed Grebe (D7B_4423a)

    Barn Swallow (too fast for BIF photo)
    35001649550_5be8c7a759_c.jpg Barn Swallow (D7B_4425a)

    Purple Gallinule
    35372653975_186e364c18_c.jpg Purple Gallinule (D7B_4454a)

    Great Horned Owl (Rare in summer)
    34985707830_f30b676088_c.jpg Great Horned Owl(D7B_4511a)

    Willet
    34985704950_1e41966b5b_c.jpg Willet (D7B_4531a)

    I will definitely be going back in the fall and winter months
     
  2. Some nice ones here, love that Purple Gullinule.
     
  3. jbird

    jbird

    547
    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Thanks Louis. The photos were taken at 3 site on two refuges. I am definitely going back there after the fall migration. My thoughts are to visit the Sabine NWR then the Cameron Prairie and Lacassine NWR one day. At the end of the day, we would drive on to Lafayette to tour the Atchafalaya basin. There are some tour guides who specialize in swamp tours.