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LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS IN 2019 with MAINE AUDUBON

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Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region. And to top it off the tour will generate a $100-per-person donation to Maine Audubon, at no additional cost to you.

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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...download the ITINERARY for this tour.

...see the illustrated 2017 (I) TRIPLIST for this tour.

...see the illustrated 2017 (II) TRIPLIST for this tour.

...see the illustrated 2016 TRIPLIST for this tour.

...see the illustrated 2015 TRIPLIST for this tour.

...download our REGISTRATION FORM.




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2019 Departure
Oct 24-28 (fee $1675)

Your Guides
Dan Lane
Doug Hitchcox

Tour Itinerary
Click for itinerary PDF

Past Triplists
2017 (I) with photos
2017 (II) with photos
2016 with photos
2015 with photos

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What to Expect
Good accommodations, cool to warm climate, easy terrain.

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