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LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS

The star of our quest: the much-wanted Yellow Rail! (Photo by guide Jesse Fagan)
Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region.

LAST SPACES NOTE
Only two spaces remain open on our Nov 2, 2017 departure.

Cajun country is one of the primary rice-growing regions of the US, and as such it provides many prairie and taiga pothole breeding birds their winter home: ducks, geese, bitterns, Sedge Wrens, LeConte's Sparrows, and secretive Yellow Rails. These species are found across much of the Southeast, but because of the rice-harvesting schedule of Cajun farmers, the chance of seeing them here is perhaps better than anywhere else--as the rice combines collect the lagniappe (extra) autumn crop, they flush the birds that are otherwise buried deep in marshy grass. In addition to the marsh birds, any hedgerow may have lingering or vagrant migrants, wintering sparrows, or some other surprise!

In the course of our long weekend, we'll also bird the coastal marshes, beaches, and cheniers (tree islands) for late seasonal migrants and wintering species, and we'll visit the nearby pine woods that are home to such southeastern specialties as Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and Bachman's and maybe even wintering Henslow's sparrows. And don't forget your appetite: Louisiana is rightly known for its tasty cuisine! So why don't y'all come on down and visit?

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2017 Departures
Oct 26-30 ($1750)
Nov 2-6 ($1750)

2018 Departures
Nov 1-5

2019 Departures
Oct 31 - Nov 4

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Guides for our tours
Dan Lane
Cory Gregory

What to Expect
Good accommodations, easy walking, local cuisine and culture.

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