Calling all birders.
The 11th Annual Eagle Expo and More runs through Saturday in Morgan City.
Visitors can take in seminars from wildlife and nature experts, see a live raptor presentation, board boat tours to view eagles and meet fellow birders.
The expo celebrates the return of the American Bald Eagle to Louisiana, which was removed from the endangered species list in June 2007. Now, there are nearly 300 active nests in Louisiana with a large concentration in the St. Mary and Terrebonne Parish areas, a news release said.
Activities include a photography workshop by wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood on Friday, including a seminar at 9 a.m. at the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau’s Welcome Center, and a field trip to Bayou Black beginning at noon. Cost is $195. Space is limited. To register, visit www.cclockwood.com or call (225) 769-4766.
Tours to view eagles Friday and Saturday along the Atchafalaya Basin, Bayou Black, Turtle Bayou and Bayou Long will be at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
A Friday dinner and presentation, “Perils and Pitfalls of Birding,” featuring humorous anecdotes by Bill Thompson III, co-publisher of Bird Watcher’s Digest, at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. For tickets, email email@example.com or call (985) 380-8224.
A breakfast, speakers in the morning, and boat tours in the afternoon are planned for Saturday.
Registration fees start at $125 for adults and $70 for children for full registration. One-day registration starts at $95 for adults and $60 for children. Boat tours only start at $60 for adults and $45 for children.