WOOD STORK BIRDING EVENT TO TAKE PLACE AT SHERBURNE W.M.A. ON JULY 19

Release Date: 06/30/2008

A wood stork birding event is scheduled for July 19 from 7 a.m. to noon on the South Farm of the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA).  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are sponsoring the event.


At the event site, participants will be able to park within the South Farm area to facilitate a shorter walking distance.  Once at the event, participants can walk at their own pace along the levees and observe wood storks and other wildlife.  Tents will be set up for participants to get out of the sun, but those attending are encouraged to bring their own food and water.


No registration or fee is required other than a valid Hunting/Fishing License or Wild Louisiana Stamp, except for persons 15 years of age and younger or 60 years of age and older.  Licenses or stamps can be acquired at various license retailers across the state, online at www.wlf.louisiana.gov or by telephone at 1-888-765-2602.


To get to the Sherburne WMA South Farm, take the Ramah Exit off Interstate-10 (Exit #135), then head north and follow the signs from there.


For more information, contact LDWF at 337-948-0255 or USACE at 337-585-0853.


For more information, contact Tony Vidrine at 337-948-0255 or tvidrine@wlf.louisiana.gov.


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