Eagle events are abounding along the whole length of the Mississippi River. Even the “deep south” is celebrating the resurgence of the American Bald Eagle.
|The 10th Annual Eagle Expo and More will be held in Morgan City, Louisiana, February 26 – 28, 2015. The Eagle Expo is a tribute to the return of the American Bald Eagle to Louisiana, which was removed from the endangered species list in June 2007.
Friday evening will feature a dinner and a presentation, A Life Gone to the Birds, by Al Batt, at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This presentation is part of the Educational Series sponsored by the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, a program of the National Park Service, and the Office of Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne. Programs in the series increase awareness and appreciation of the natural, historic and cultural resources of the Heritage Area. Presentations are posted at www.atchafalaya.org.
Al Batt of rural Hartland, Minnesota is a writer, speaker, storyteller and humorist. Al writes four weekly humor and nature columns for many newspapers, and does a show three times per week about nature on a number of radio stations. Al has been featured in the Smithsonian Magazine, the Star Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Bird Watcher’s Digest, on WCCO Radio, on KFAN Radio and on Agri-Talk, and was given the Thomas Sadler Roberts Award by the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union.. Cost to attend the dinner and presentation is $40.00 per person.
This three day event will also include guided boat tours into the Atchafalaya Basin, Bayou Black, Turtle Bayou and Bayou Long. The Expo will also feature seminars by wildlife experts, a presentation by Extreme Raptors, which includes live raptors, a photography exhibit and an all-day photography workshop given by C.C. Lockwood.
For complete event schedule, cost and registration form contact the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau at 985-380-8224, visit online atwww.cajuncoast.com/eagleexpo, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.