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How Avery Island Became a Refuge for Birds

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How Avery Island Became a Refuge for Birds

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Fearing that Louisiana's snowy egret was on the verge of extinction, Edward Ned McIlhenny founded the Bird City wildfowl refuge on Avery Island in 1895.


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From its Great Lakes to its Grand Canyon, its Rocky Mountain peaks to its Key West reefs, America is a land of amazing destinations. This adventure over the nation's most remarkable landscapes and landmarks captures her breathtaking beauty, while demonstrating how its sense of wonder has inspired countless artists, thinkers, and revolutionaries. Join us on this cross-country tour over iconic and unknown sights, and discover a side of America you've never seen before.

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