Louisiana isn't called the Pelican State for nothing! The Eastern Brown Pelican, Louisiana's state bird roams along the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico. They also nest in the mangrove swamps.
The pelican is also on Louisiana's state flag. (Bottom)
Fun facts: New Orleans
This is New Orleans, Louisiana's Largest city. New Orleans had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010. It was 49th largest population in the USA. In New Orleans, they build levees to keep the Mississippi river from overflowing into the city and making damage. Also, in Louisiana when some Creole families didn't have enough ice, they would break glass, sew it into bags, and put water in it.
The Louisiana swamps!
Louisiana has a lot of swamps, or wetlands, around the swamp. The swamps are: Ecological Context, Atchafalaya River Swamp, Atchafalaya Marshes, Bayou Teche, Bayou Sauvage, Bogue Chitto, Timbalier Bay Mangroves, Sabine, White Lake Wetlands, Rockefeller, Upper Ouachita, and the Visiting Louisiana's Wetlands,
The bayous are disappearing. Louisiana has lost 1,900 square miles of bayou since around 1930. This area is the size of Delaware. Louisiana loses about a acre of land in 33 minutes. Carpenters are trying to build levees to stop the Gulf from taking the water, but the erosion continues.