Ninth Annual Eagle Expo and More Feb. 20-22

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

MORGAN CITY - The Ninth Annual Eagle Expo and More, scheduled February 20 – 22 will feature seminars from wildlife and nature experts, a live raptor presentation, boat tours to view eagles, and opportunities to meet fellow birders.

Heading into its ninth successful year, the Eagle Expo is a tribute to the return of the American Bald Eagle to Louisiana, which was removed from the endangered species list in June 2007.

Laws banning the use of harmful pesticides such as DDT and greater public awareness and education have increased the bald eagle population throughout Louisiana and the United States. Currently, there are 284 active nests in Louisiana with a large concentration in the St. Mary and Terrebonne Parish areas.

This year’s Expo will include presentations on Thursday, a photography workshop taught by renowned wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood on Friday with tours to view eagles on Friday and Saturday.

Featured waterways include the Atchafalaya Basin, Bayou Black, Turtle Bayou and Bayou Long. 

Tours will be from 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. on Friday and 9 – 11 a.m. and 2:30 – 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Each featured boat tour offers something different to attendees. 

For more information go to http://www.cajuncoast.com/eagleexpo.