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Bird Island

Bird Island

Ochsner Island, more commonly known as Bird Island, has been a part of Audubon Park for over a century. Bird Island sits in the center of Audubon Park Lagoon and houses one of the most prominent rookeries in the region.

Birds of Bird Island

The natural phenomenon of numerous species of wading birds can be seen up close in Audubon Park. Hundreds of birds nest on Bird Island each year—raising chicks and constantly making noise while bickering and begging. Some species of birds found on Bird Island include Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Little Blue Heron, Tri-colored heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Double-crested Cormorant and Anhinga.

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Guests travel from near and far to marvel at the century old oak trees, lagoons, and expansive green space designed by the Olmsted.
Cascade Stables offers a full Saddleseat riding lesson program for children ages 4 to Adult.

Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
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