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.

Established in 1920, Rockefeller Refuge originally encompassed 86,000 acres of wilderness. Due to coastal erosion, less than 76,000 acres currently remain. The refuge boasts the highest alligator nesting densities in the United States. Visit Price Lake Nature Drive, a five-mile drive into Rockefeller Refuge where you can observe a wide variety of wildlife and birds from the road or from an observation tower. Other activities at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge include bird watching, shrimp, crabbing and fishing.

5476 Grand Chenier Hwy.
Grand Chenier 29° 43' 59.142" N, 92° 49' 51.0744" W
Refuge Office is open 7 am - 5:30 pm, Mon.-Fri.; Refuge is open from dawn to dusk
(337) 491-2593
337-538-2165
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

Sabine is comprised of 125,000 acres of protected marshland, 61 miles of levees and eight major water-control structures and is the largest coastal marsh refuge on the Gulf of Mexico. Located 8 miles south of Hackberry on LA 27, Sabine NWR is great for birding, wildlife observation, fishing, crabbing and shrimping.

3000 Holly Beach Hwy.
Hackberry
n/a
(337) 762-3816

Maritime Historic Lighthouse circa 1856. Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Exterior viewing only. La 82 (1 mile east of Causeway Bridge linking Louisiana and Texas); turn off LA 82 on Lighthouse Road

n/a
Johnson Bayou
seashore_ct@yahoo.com
n/a
(337) 515-7155

Pull-off area for wildlife observation and photography opportunities.

3000 Holly Beach Hwy.
Hackberry
Open year round, sunrise to sunset.
(337) 598-2216

1.5 mile handicap accessible walk over impounded freshwater marsh. Includes boardwalks, trails, observation decks, signs and interpretive materials. Excellent site for nature photography. Port-O-lets available on site along with handicap accessible observation tower and five rest shelters along the trail.

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
n/a 29° 51' 59.5584" N, 93° 27' 21.0888" W
Open year round, sunrise to sunset.
(337) 598-2216

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