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We will traverse very dense aquatic native, and non-native vegetation to Southern Louisiana in our comfortable tour boats. There are many bird watching opportunities while cruising under groves of 500-year-old moss covered cypress and tupelo trees. During your journey, you will discover the history of Spanish Moss and how it was used many years ago, and it’s used today. We will also reveal the Cajun secret of how cypress trees were harvested when no boats were available. You will be able to examine pieces of cypress driftwood and Cypress roots (Cypress Knees) in their native environment.
Lake Martin is a favorite destination for Bird Watching or Birding for tourists from all over the world. This flooded forest is home to 205 different species of birds and is one of the largest nesting areas of wading birds. You will see many species of birds, such as Borrowed Owls, Great-horned Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers, Anhinga, Cormorants, Wood Ducks, Yellow (and Black) crowned Night Herons, & The Great Blue Heron. Other wildlife may be seen such as nutria, frogs, snakes, and best of all alligators. Private Bird Watching boat tours are available upon request.
Along the way, we may see alligators 3 to 14 ft long. Our experienced guides will explain how Cajuns harvested alligator eggs & alligators. The tour will take you into a duck blind, where I will explain how ducks are hunted in the lakes of Cajun Country. Guided duck hunts are available during duck season in September. You will see Cajuns fishing for Sac-A-lait (Means Sack of Milk), crappie to others in the world along with Catfish, Bream, Largemouth Bass and many other favorite native sports fish.
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