St. Bernard Bird Festival

May 03, 2019 to May 04, 2019

The St. Bernard Bird Festival. The festival will be held at the St. Bernard Parish Historic Courthouse 1101 W. St. Bernard Hwy. On Friday May 3rd the festival will be held from 11am-5pm and on Saturday May 4th the festival will be held from 9am-5pm.

 

Last year many of the colorful species of migratory birds were spotted during the Bird Festival. Many of these birds, in their glorious array, can only be seen during the time period when the Festival is being held. Most of the most colorful of the birds are returning to North America from their winter homes in South and Central America. In addition to spotting the birds, the Festival will also have again specialists from Audubon LA who are trained and licensed to catch and band these beautiful birds. Visitors can witness this activity and get a very close view of these magnificent creatures. Experienced local birders will also guide visitors through trails in Eastern St. Bernard to search for and identify the various species of birds. The local Art Guild and local woodcarvers will display their beautiful art work depicting many of these migratory birds. Several indoor programs will be presented, including birding tips, re-forestation, and local animal wildlife. For more information on the festival contact the Office of Tourism at 504-278-4242.