The Northlake Nature Center in Mandeville, Louisiana presents its annual Great Louisiana BirdFest, April 3-6, 2020, but the birding fun begins on Sunday, March 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the "Pre-Great Louisiana BirdFest” Backyard Garden Tea & Paddle.
Stroll through a mini-Bellingrath Garden equipped with 440 planted mature azaleas-- a five-acre garden trail network bordering a bayou making for spectacular views and birding! Relax and enjoy sipping tea as you soak up the beauty of the landscape of this private estate.
Optional: Slowly paddle through Bayou Lacombe with Canoe and Trail Adventures in the afternoon as you prop your binoculars and camera to view the beautiful view of swarming birds that frequent the tasty delights within the bayou.
For details and to register for trips in the 24th annual Great Louisiana BirdFest, visit www.northlakenature.org/birdfest.
The Great Louisiana BirdFest is an annual event of Mandeville's Northlake Nature Center when many species of birds are migrating north through Louisiana from Mexico and South America. Trips during the four-day festival will also visit varied habitat including swamps, wetlands, pine savanna, and hardwoods of southeast Louisiana.
The Northlake Nature Center (NNC) is a non-profit organization that provides nature related educational programs for school groups, Scouts, and the general public. Visit the website for information, descriptions of birding sites, and to register for BirdFest events.