In Louisiana during the hotter months it is best to rise early for your wildlife watching, or to explore in the late afternoon. At Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge you can enjoy many excellent wildlife encounters, but you must keep well hydrated. A dampened neck cloth is highly recommended!
On the gravel roads keep an eye out for the White-tailed Deer and song-birds, around the lake you can see Anhingas, herons, ducks and Pie-billed Grebes. The board walk is a great asset, it will take you through the bottomland forest and over the lake without getting your feet wet, safely walking through fine swamp habitat. In the woods look out for Prothonotary warblers, “The flying Lemons” as some birders call them!
Watch for Kingbirds hawking for dragonflies and Green Herons fishing from the American Lotus pads!
Click here to view a short wildlife film: Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge in June