Birding

Birding in Cameron Parish is truly extraordinary. In any given year, over 400 different species of birds can be spotted in this southeast corner of Sportsman’s Paradise. The coastal marshlands and chenier ridges host migratory birds, waterfowl and wading birds. Keep your eye out for hawks and osprey in the fall and winter months and look for neo-tropical migrants, such as warblers, vireo and flycatchers, in the spring and fall. Whether you’re an expert or novice, birding in Cameron Parish is an experience you can’t miss.

Fishing & crabbing permitted year round; cast netting allowed seasonally.

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Hackberry 29° 54' 34.0956" N, 93° 23' 0.6396" W
Open year round, sunrise to sunset.
(337) 598-2216
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

Consisting of 35,000 acres of marsh and prairie, Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge is a great location for birding and exploring. Open for freshwater fishing March 15th through October 15th each year. Four mile wildlife trail with observation tower within a freshwater marsh impoundment. Excellent year round wildlife observation and photography area. Multiple kiosks with interpretive information. Port-o-lets available at Lacassine Pool.

209 Nature Rd.
Lake Arthur 30° 0' 34.128" N, 92° 46' 57.9432" W
Open year round, sunrise to sunset.
(337) 598-2216

Currently closed for repair. Fishing & crabbing permitted year round; cast netting allowed seasonally.

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Hackberry 29° 55' 15.2904" N, 93° 22' 53.1804" W
Open year round, sunrise to sunset.
(337) 598-2216

Multiple trails in a natural coastal chenier environment. Maintained for migratory birds, butterflies and other animals. 8.5 miles west of Holly Beach on LA 82

Hwy. 82
Johnson Bayou 29° 45' 39.96" N, 93° 36' 17.856" W
sanctuary@braudubon.org
Open daily during daylight hours.
(337) 232-8410

Three mile driving loop through moist soil wetlands managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service to provide feeding/resting habitat for wintering waterfowl. Excellent viewing of a variety of wildlife (lots of alligators!) as well as migratory birds year round. Huge waterfowl populations for viewing and photography opportunities in the fall and winter. There is a also a half mile accessible boardwalk with viewing scopes.

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Bell City 29° 56' 45.8808" N, 93° 5' 5.3808" W
Open year round, sunrise to sunset.
(337) 598-2216

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