Friday, December 6, 2019

Egret Sanctuary in Louisiana Avery Island

Community of Egrets in Avery island, Louisiana

I just posted the Tabasco sauce, its head quarter is in Avery Island, Louisiana. The island could be reached by car from my town.

The distance is 81 miles (130 km) from my house, take about 2 hours by car. The island is actually a land surrounded by small rivers (muddy rivers) and swamplands.

Avery Island well known for one of birds sanctuaries in Louisiana. Birds sanctuary known as bird city in the “jungle garden.”

What interest me is Egret, a white bird with long bill and feet. At least, there are 3 kinds of egret in the island:

- snowy egret (Egretta thula)
- cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- great egret (Ardea alba)

The egrets are migrating birds, come to island in the spring for nesting, then left the island in the fall. 


A colony of egrets in Avery Island

What are differents of snowy egret, cattle egret and great egret?

Snowy egret is taller than cattle egret, and then, great egret is greater than snowy egret.

In term of bill colors, snowy egrets have black bills, whereas cattle and great egrets have yellow bills. Interestingly, young cattle egrets have black bill, then color change to yellow when they are adults.

Do you have favorite birds? What kind of birds do you love?

108 comments:

  1. Those white egrets are beautiful! It seems like a really wonderful island.

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  2. I love parakeets. I used to have 2 but somebody stole them and the cage too.

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    1. I am sorry to hear that, Gigi.

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  3. Great photos, so many birds.

    I like owls, they kinda fascinate me :-D

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    1. I thought about you today, was out shopping and saw a display of owls - they were gorgeous <3

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    2. Wow, seems in Harry Potter movies :)
      I like owls because they have big rounded eyes

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  4. Once, I think, I saw a documentary about this colony or bird sanctuary. You had a great idea with this article, Evi, to bring it to my memory and refresh it. I like the thrush, calenders and sparrows that come to my garden every day, and also the rare birds of greater size (parrots, toucans, yes, in the city) that perch just a few moments in the trees (my cats, you can imagine they go crazy for catching them) when they make a short stop towards the bird reserve on the waterfront of Buenos Aires.

    Great article, Evi. I insist. Hugs and more huge hugs.

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    1. I can imagine how excited your cat play around with those birds :)

      Thank you, Carlos.
      A big hug.

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  5. Meravigliosi e candidi uccelli, per uno speciale santuario.
    Un saluto,silvia

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  6. Hi Evi what beautiful birds love your pics,Thankyou for sharing your story with us xx

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  7. I like these long-legged, gracious birds. As far as I know the egrets stand for strength, patience, prosperity.

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  8. I love parrots and flamingos!! Never heard about those ones!!
    xoxoo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  9. Che bel posto e quegli aironi lo rendono magico. Buona serata Evi :)
    sinforosa

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  10. Blogunuzu zevkle takip ediyorum.Vakit ayırmak isterseniz,yeni açtığım bloguma sizi de beklerim.Sağlıcakla Kalın.

    https://hepfragmanizle.blogspot.com/

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  11. when it comes to birds, I don't have my favorites ☺
    greetings
    Lili

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  12. These egrets are so beautiful.
    Kisses!

    galerafashion.com

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  13. Uy que bellas aves, mi pájaro predilecto es el colibri y luego el mirlo. Te mando un beso

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  14. I like colourful ones like cardinals, finches, bluejayd

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  15. Great post, Evi! Really enjoyed the photos:)
    I love birds, too - hummingbirds and crows are my favorites.

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  16. Hi, Evi! White egrets are very nice birds! Thank you for telling about Avery Island.

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  17. are they family of belibis or bulbul?
    Belibis are found too many in the past, but now they are dissapeared in my hometown.

    one by one spieces are leaving from earth cause of human.

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  18. This is a true paradise for birds!
    The egrets are special birds!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs!

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  19. Oh egrets are one of my favorites. I would adore this spot!

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  20. Bel post! Mi piacciono tutti i volatili, per molti anni ho avuto un pappagallo che parlava molto. Ho allevato uccellini caduti dal nido ma senza mai metterli in una gabbia, di solito uscivano da casa al mattino tornavano al tramonto.
    Felice week end, un abbraccio
    enrico

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  21. Una buona serata e una felice domenica a te.

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  22. Muy bonitas imagenes, saludos y feliz semana.

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  23. Que lugar maravilhoso. Não conhecia!
    Ótimas fotos!
    Beijos.
    http://vinteedoisdemaio.blogspot.com/

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  24. What beautiful birds! Wonderful photos.

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  25. Wow! Looks interesting, beautiful place! I've never seen such a cluster of birds)

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  26. Que bonito a de ser ese lugar, un dia ire a conocerlo y ver esas garzas. Saludos amiga.

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  27. Looks beautiful, love the pics!

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  28. Lovely tranquil place,
    oh those egrets are super cute.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  29. What a neat bird sanctuary. I do love seeing the pops of white in the wild that are egrets. They are a pretty bird.

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  30. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-)  

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  31. Lovely place!
    Have a good week.
    Kiss

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  32. It must be a beautiful experience to walk near the Egret Sanctuary. Thanks, Evi for sharing your knowledge with us.
    Happy sunday!
    xo

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  33. This place looks incredible Love it xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2019/12/ghostmoon-bags-out-of-this-planet.html

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  34. You are so lucky to drive about two hours to see those beautiful birds

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  35. Ohh you are soo lucky to see this great birds
    Egrets are a very seldom birds here in Norway..whenever they come a hundred of bird watchers drives many miles to see them
    My favourite Christnas birds are the Swans..I have become very close to them and they eat of my hand..Wish you a nice day😍

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  36. I liked this headquarters of the egrets in Avery Island, Louisiana.
    I love birds, but especially their trills, like those of the goldfinch, nightingale, robin, hummingbird, parakeet ....
    Regards, Evi.
    Have a nice Monday!

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  37. It must be very nice to live so slose to a place where you can see all these wonderful birds. I find them very elegant and classy although for some reason my favourite birds are the small and simple sparrows.

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    1. I like small birds too, some of them sing very good.

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  38. What a treat! I love bird watching and the egrets are so beautiful. Thanks for the photo and info.

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  39. Beautiful post. Beautiful photos.
    I like all the birds.

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  40. La verdad que no tengo un pájaro favorito pero me encanta verlos volar!!!

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  41. So lovey place! Never seen so much egrets all together!
    very interesting expalnation of their differences, I didn't know!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  42. It looks a nice bird sanctuary.

    All the best Jan

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  43. Las fotos son preciosas! Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz día! 🎄🎄🎄

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  44. Oh, I love each kind of birds, maybe eagles are my favs. This is for sure a wonderful island!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  45. This was so interesting, we don't have egret birds here in Australia!

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  46. I see egrets around my house all the time!

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  47. Piękne ptaki. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  48. Wonderful place, I like all birds except pigeons ;-)

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  49. This place is amazing and sounds so relaxing!

    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  50. Love this post

    Kisses
    www.pimentadeacucar.com

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  51. Interesting post and what a great place for the egrets. They are beautiful birds.

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  52. This is a lovely place dear :)

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  53. can i catch it for safekeeping? hehehe

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