Pre-Great Louisiana BirdFest Tea & Paddle
    Dates: March 15, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Address: 23135 Hwy 190 East, Mandeville, LA 70471
    Phone: (985) 626-1238

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

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.

23135 Hwy. 190
Tel: (985) 626-1238
A nature preserve with a boardwalk, children's programs and nature activities, located on 400 acres of ancient pines and… Read More
Pre-Great Louisiana BirdFest Tea & Paddle