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The Great Louisiana BirdFest is an annual event of the Northlake Nature Center. It is held each year in the spring when many species are migrating north through Louisiana from Mexico and South America. BirdFest trips will visit varied habitat including seashore, swamps, wetlands, pine savanna, and hardwoods. Among the many excellent birding locations scheduled for this year's BirdFest is Grand Isle. Another prime site that they have obtained permission to visit is Pine Island, a rookery located in a private preserve. BirdFest includes birding trips, some Southern food and hospitality, and a few workshops. There are five miles of trails through our 400 acres, marked for self-guided tours through a variety of habitats at the Nature Center site.

Location: PO Box 8511, Mandeville Louisiana 70470 Telephone 985-626-1238 Toll Free: 800-634-9443

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Mandeville) Abita Trace Animal Clinic
(Covington) Animal Medical Center
(New Orleans) Aquarium of the Americas
(New Orleans) Audubon Zoological Garden
(Denham Springs) Denham Springs Animal Hospital
(Slidell) Faust Veterinary Hospital

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