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Beach and Woods – Various Habitats near Cameron, LA

Cameron, Louisiana is a small town that was decimated by Hurricane Rita in 2005. It was and continues to be a destination for birding. There is a mix of marsh, coastal woods, beaches, mud flats, and prairie that combine to provide an interesting mix of habitats. It is also a destination for hunting, fishing, and oil drilling/refining. This post showcases a variety of photographs made in and around the town of Cameron, LA.

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Welcome to Cameron, Cameron, LA 2015

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Cameron Motel Parking Lot (with Boat-tailed Grackle), Cameron, LA 2015


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Holly Beach, Cameron Parish, LA 2015

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Cameron Jetty, Cameron, LA 2015

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Sunrise through Fog, Nunez Woods, Grand Chenier, LA 2015

 

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Sunrise through Fog, Nunez Woods, Grand Chenier, LA 2015 (no. 2)

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Sunrise through Fog, Nunez Woods, Grand Chenier, LA 2015 (no. 3)

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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.

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Sunrise at Little Florida Beach, Cameron Parish, LA 2015

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Mostly Dead Live Oaks, Peveto Woods, LA 2015

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Backlit Oaks at Sunrise, Peveto Woods, LA 2015

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Peveto Woods, LA 2015

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Live Oak (vertical), Peveto Woods, LA 2015

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Live Oak (horizontal), Peveto Woods, LA 2015

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