- Creole Nature Trail
Creole Nature Trail Length 180 miles (290 km) Location Louisiana, United States
The Creole Nature Trail, part of Louisiana's Outback, is an All-American Road comprising more than 180 miles (290 km) of highway including portions of Louisiana state highways 14, 82, 27, 384, and 385 in southwest Louisiana. The Creole Nature Trail was one of the first National Scenic Byways designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Along this distinctive series of highways a wide variety of world-famous wildlife including alligators, birds, butterflies, and fish are found.
The trail includes several National Wildlife Refuges and nature reserves: Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, Peveto Woods Bird & Butterfly Sanctuary in Johnson Bayou, and Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge near Grand Chenier. Most of the sights are located in Cameron and Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
Observable Bird Species Spring Summer Fall Winter Common Loon occasional occasional occasional Pied-billed Grebe common uncommon common common Eared Grebe rare rare rare Horned Grebe rare rare rare American White Pelican common occasional common common Brown Pelican occasional occasional occasional occasional Magnificent Frigatebird rare rare Anhinga uncommon uncommon uncommon occasional Double-crested Cormorant occasional common common Neotropic Cormorant abundant abundant abundant abundant American Bittern uncommon rare uncommon uncommon Least Bittern common common common rare Great Blue Heron common common common common Great Egret common common common common Snowy Egret common common common common Reddish Egret rare rare rare rare Little Blue Heron common common common uncommon Tricolored Heron common common common uncommon Cattle Egret abundant abundant abundant abundant Green Heron abundant abundant common occasional Black-crowned Night Heron common common common uncommon Yellow-crowned Night Heron common common occasional rare Glossy Ibis occasional occasional occasional occasional White-faced Ibis abundant abundant common common White Ibis abundant abundant common common Roseate Spoonbill common common uncommon uncommon Wood Stork occasional occasional Greater White-fronted Goose common rare abundant abundant Ross's Goose rare occasional occasional Snow Goose abundant rare abundant abundant Canada Goose occasional occasional occasional occasional Fulvous Whistling-Duck common uncommon common occasional Black-bellied Whistling Duck uncommon uncommon occasional rare Wood Duck uncommon uncommon uncommon uncommon Mallard common rare abundant abundant American Black Duck rare rare rare Mottled Duck common common common common
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Protected Areas of Louisiana FederalNational Marine Sanctuary:
Atchafalaya · Bayou Cocodrie · Bayou Sauvage · Bayou Teche · Big Branch Marsh · Black Bayou Lake · Bogue Chitto · Breton · Cameron Prairie · Cat Island · Catahoula · D'Arbonne · Delta · East Cove · Grand Cote · Handy Brake · Lacassine · Lake Ophelia · Mandalay · Red River · Shell Keys · Sabine · Tensas River · Upper Ouachita
Bayou Segnette · Bogue Chitto · Chemin-A-Haut · Chicot · Cypremort Point · Fairview-Riverside · Fontainebleau · Grand Isle · Hodges Gardens · Jimmie Davis · Lake Bistineau · Lake Bruin · Lake Claiborne · Lake D-Arbonne · Lake Fausse Pointe · North Toledo Bend · Palmetto Island · Poverty Point Reservoir · St. Bernard · Sam Houston Jones · South Toledo Bend · TickfawState Historic SitesState Preservation AreaState ForestsState Wildlife RefugesElmer's Island · Marsh Island · Rockefeller · St. Tammany · State · Terrebonne Barrier Islands · White Lake WetlandsWildlife management areasAcadiana Conservation Corridor · Atchafalaya Delta · Attakapas · Barataria Preserve · Bayou Macon · Bayou Pierre · Ben's Creek · Big Colewa Bayou · Big Lake · Biloxi · Bodcau · Boeuf · Bonnet Carre Spillway · Buckhorn · Camp Beauregard · Catahoula Lake · Clear Creek · Dewey Wills · Elbow Slough · Elm Hall · Floy Ward McElroy · Fort Polk · Grassy Lake · Hutchinson Creek · Indian Bayou · Jackson Bienville · Joyce · Lake Boeuf · Lake Ramsey Savannah · Little River · Loggy Bayou · Manchac · Marsh Bayou · Maurepas Swamp · Old River Control · Ouachita · Pass A Loutre · Pearl River · Peason Ridge · Pointe-aux-Chenes · Pomme de Terre · Red River · Russell Sage · Sabine Island · Sabine · Salvador/Timken · Sandy Hollow · Sherburne · Sicily Island Hills · Soda Lake · Spring Bayou · Tangipahoa Parish School Board · Thistlethwaite · Three Rivers · Tunica Hills · Union · Walnut Hill · West Bay
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