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Peveto Woods Sanctuary

Peveto Woods is a small bird sanctuary located in SW Louisiana in Cameron Parish. It is a chenier (slightly elevated oak woods on the gulf coast) forest. When conditions are favorable (north winds, rain etc.) migrant songbirds crossing the Gulf of Mexico will land in the first trees they see. This small group of trees can be teeming with migrants during an event birders call a fallout, or (like on the day we visited) they can be essentially vacant of birds. Either way, these coastal woodlots are an important habitat and there are few accessible chenier woods left that birders can enjoy. Many have been developed, are in the hands of private landowners, or are inaccessible due to their location (surrounded by impenetrable marsh). Places like Peveto Woods, High Island (Texas), and Dauphin Island (Alabama) are critical to the survival of migratory songbirds and are national treasures.

Sunrise at Little Florida Beach, Cameron Parish, LA 2015

Mostly Dead Live Oaks, Peveto Woods, LA 2015

Backlit Oaks at Sunrise, Peveto Woods, LA 2015

Peveto Woods, LA 2015

Live Oak (vertical), Peveto Woods, LA 2015

Live Oak (horizontal), Peveto Woods, LA 2015

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