Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration

 

The annual Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration takes place Friday to Sunday, April 12, 13, 14, 2019 throughout the town of Grand Isle.

“After a long flight across the Gulf of Mexico, migrating birds flock to Grand Isle to rest after their difficult journey. The island

has become one of the best places in the world to see the variety of species flying north,” said Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle.

“The Migratory Bird Festival not only celebrates their arrival but provides easy viewing access to visitors.”

 

This Annual Celebration Event, initiated in 1998, was created in part to support the purchase and management of the Grand Isle

Sanctuary to protect some of the last remaining undeveloped chenier habitats (live oak ridges). The event is hosted by the

Grand Isle Sanctuary Group, Grand Isle Community Development Team, Town of Grand Isle, The Louisiana Nature Conservancy

and Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program.

Activities include:  Kayak tours of nesting birds, boat tours of pelican-rookery Queen Bess Island, expert-led daily tours of Grand Isle birding trails,

watch Wildlife and Fisheries catch migrating songbirds for weighing and measuring before release in Lafitte Woods Preserve, History tour of Grand Isle,

State Park tour, Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries Research Lab tour and much more.