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Welcome to Peveto Beach
SW Louisiana
Brown Pelican
 All Pictures by Jeff from my backyard and Peveto beach with my  Canon SX70HS
Oil Rig
Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
The longest-lived Loggerhead Shrike on record—a male—was at least 11 years, 9 months old when it was caught and released in 2010 by researchers in California.
Cara Cara
Crested Caracara
The oldest recorded Crested Caracara was at least 21 years, 9 months old when it was identified by its band in 2015 in Florida. It was first banded in the same state in 1994.
Bald Eagle
American Bald Eagle
Bald Eagles can live a long time. The oldest recorded bird in the wild was at least 38 years old when it was hit and killed by a car in New York in 2015. It had been banded in the same state in 1977.
Good Friends
Bald Eagle
  The Birds of Johnson bayou
Peveto Woods Bird Sanctuary located in Little Florida Beach
eastern king bird
The oldest recorded Eastern Kingbird was a female, and at least 10 years, 1 month old when she was recaptured and re-released during banding operations in New York in 2007
The oldest recorded Prothonotary Warbler was a male, and at least 8 years, 1 month old when he was identified by his band in Ontario in 2005. He had been banded in the same area in 1999.

White-Tailed Kite

The oldest recorded White-tailed Kite was at least 6 years old when it was found in California.

White-tailed Kites have a limited distribution in the United States, so your best bet is to head to a grassland in California or Texas. They generally start foraging just after dawn, when you'll likely catch them hovering into the wind with their head hanging down. You might also be able to catch them hovering in grassy fields at the edges of highways as you drive by. During the nonbreeding season, head out around dusk to watch groups come into roost in trees and tall shrubs at the edges of grasslands. 

   Grasslands and savannas are great places to fly a kite and that's exactly where you will find the White-tailed Kite, flying as if it were attached to a kite string. With its body turned toward the wind and wings gently flapping, it hovers above the ground, a behavior that’s so distinctive it’s become known as kiting. From above it tips its head down to look for small mammals moving in the grass below. Its white underparts, gleaming white tail, and black shoulder patches are its other marks of distinction. 

White-tailed Kites have a tiny range in the U.S., but they occur throughout the Americas, breeding as far south as Chile and Argentina. A closely related and very similar species, the Black-shouldered Kite, occurs across Europe, Africa, and Asia. This one was spotted at mile marker 23 on highway 82.

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