13th Annual Eagle Expo & More

13th Annual Eagle Expo and More
February 22-24, 2018
Morgan City, Louisiana 70380

Join us for boat tours to view the American Bald Eagle, a birds of prey program, 
presentations on wildlife, a presentation Friday evening.

 

EAGLE EXPO - REGISTRATION FORM

The American Bald Eagle is a common visitor on the Cajun Coast. Join us to view these majestic birds perched in a tree, soaring overhead, tending their young or hunting for food. Our annual Eagle Expo includes boat tours into various waterways to view eagles, a Birds of Prey educational program, presentations on the American bald eagle, and other wildlife, a walking/hiking trail and a photography workshop. Admission and registration required. Separate registration for photography workshop.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wings to Soar presented by the Rotary Club of Morgan City - 6:30 pm

A lively and informational presentation by Wings to Soar with a variety of raptors including a Falcon, Hawk, Black Vulture and a Bald Eagle. Patterson Civic Center

Friday, February 23, 2018

Photography Workshop with CC Lockwood - Separate registration form required
Minimum of 10 students and maximum of 16, requires separate registration and payment. CC Lockwood will guide share tips on how to capture the American Bald Eagle and other wildlife. Workshop includes class instruction and field trip. 225-763-1259, 225-245-5008, cactusclyd©aol.com; msrafttrip©aol.com; CC Lockwood  - Everett Street Art Gallery

Boat Tours - Friday, February 23, 2018
9 am- Boat Tour- Captain Ivy with Blue Dog Charters
1 pm- Boat Tour -Choose tour with Captain Ivy, Captain John of Captain Caviar or LUMCON

Dinner and Presentation - 6:30 pm, Petroleum Club of Morgan City
John Snell of WVUE, FOX 8,  has worked in the TV news business in New Orleans since 1983. During that time, he's reported on virtually every major story in Southeastern Louisiana, from the 1984 World's Fair to the collapse of the oil industry, the Edwin Edwards trials, hurricanes and their aftermath. Since the 2005 storms, John has focused on South Louisiana's storm protection, including natural features, such as barrier islands, marsh and cypress swamps.  His 2012 documentary, "Disappearing Defenses," won two national honors: an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television Digital New Directors Association and a distinguished Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. John has a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University. In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling and photography.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Speakers & Breakfast, Morgan City Auditorium

7:00 to 7:30 am - Breakfast
7:30 am to 12 pm - Seminars with guest speakers
7:30 am: - Phillip Vasseur, Update of Whooping Crane in Louisiana
8:30 am:- Katie Percy
9:30 am: - Curtis Walker, Migratory Bird Biologist, BTNEP, "Coastal Louisiana Array Project" - project that radio tags birds thoughout south Louisiana wetlands. 
10:30 am: - Wings to Soar presentation

Water & Nature Expo 10:30 am - 4:30 pm - Open to the public 

Boat Tour - Tour with Captain John - 9 am and 2:30 pm
Boat Tour - Tour with Captain Ivy - 9 am and 2:00 pm
Boat Tour - Captain Billy Gaston, 2:30 pm
Boat Tour - LUMCON - 2:30 pm

Tours
Boat Tour # 1 - Captain John Burke of Captain Caviar Swamp Tours will guide guests into the Atchafalaya Basin to view the American Bald Eagle. The Atchafalaya Basin is the largest overflow swamp in the U.S. covering over 850,000 acres. The Basin includes 10 distinct aquatic & terrestrial habitats ranging from large rivers to backwater swamps. The Basin is most noted for its Cypress-Tupelo Gum swamp habitat and its Cajun heritage. The basin is home to over 170 bird species, 50 mammalian species, 40 reptilian species, 20 amphibian species and 100 species of fin fish and shellfish. It is an important wintering ground for the birds of the Mississippi Flyway and a major wintering concentration of Wood Ducks, Mallards and Woodcocks. Keep your eyes open to all types of wildlife! Covered flat bottom boat. Bathroom on board. Maximum 20 people

Boat Tour #2 - Bald Eagles, Ospreys and various species of hawks. Other birds that are likely to be encountered include various species of ducks, wading birds and some song bird species. Covered flat bottom boat. Bathroom on board. Maximum 35 people.

Boat Tour #3 - Turtle Bayou Tour with LUMCON - Journey into Turtle Bayou to view Bald Eagles and get a glimpse of an eagle nest. This tour will also ride through natural bayous that provide for fantastic views and local wildlife. Other birds likely to be encountered include Anhingas, Double-crested Cormorants, Red-shouldered Hawks, White Ibis, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Carolina Chickadees and various species of terns and gulls. Two boats Maximum 12 people.

Boat Tour #4- Bayou Long Tour with Captain Ivy - The Bayou Long Tour includes various waterways including Lake Verret, Bayou Magazille, Four Mile Bayou, Grassy Lake, Bayou Cheramie, Bayou Milhomme, and Lake Palourde. On this tour you will be able to view Bald Eagles, Blue Heron, Great Egret, Belted Kingfisher, White Ibis and various other species of birds. One boat. Maximum 8 people

Boat Tour #5- Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge - The Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge in Franklin was established to provide critical habitat for the Louisiana black bear. The refuge provides a home for an abundance of wildlife including neotropical songbirds, wading birds, waterfowl, reptiles and amphibians. You will probably NOT see eagles - FREE

Speakers

REGISTRATION FORMCosts: $100.00 for boat tours 1,2,3 $125.00 for boat tour 4

  • One Boat Tour (Friday or Saturday)
  • Saturday Breakfast, February 24, 2018
  • Seminars on Saturday, February 24, 2018 
  • Entrance into Water and Nature Expo
  • T-Shirt: (Circle One)    S      M      L    XL   XXL

BOAT TOUR ONLY (Friday or Saturday) - Costs: $40.00 for boat tours 1,2,3, $65.00 for boat tour 4

  • One Boat Tour (Friday or Saturday)

SPEAKERS ONLY (Saturday)

  • Saturday Breakfast  February 24, 2018- $25.00 ADD ONS:
  • Friday Dinner and Presentation at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City, February 23, 2018- $45.00

Second Boat Tour, $40.00 for boat tour 1,2,3, $65.00 for boat tour 4

Third Boat Tour, $40.00 for boat tour 1,2,3, $65.00 for boat tour 4

Water & Nature Expo 10:30 am - 4:30 pm - Open to the public 

Call (800) 256-2931 or (985) 380-8224 for more information on the 13th Annual Eagle Expo & More or on Cajun Coast attractions