St. Bernard’s Third Annual Bird Festival date is set

The Third Annual St. Bernard Bird Festival will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. The festival will be held at the Islenos Museum Complex, located at 1205 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. LA.

Again this year, many beautiful species of migratory birds will be captured and banded by specialists from Audubon Louisiana. You can witness the banding of these birds and get a very close view. Most of these colorful birds are returning to North America from their winter homes in South and Central America.

Experienced local birders will be guiding visitors through trails in Eastern St. Bernard, as well as on the Festival grounds. The St. Bernard Art Guild and master woodcarvers will display their beautiful artwork, depicting many of these migratory birds. Indoor programs, featuring Dr. Erik Johnson of Audubon Louisiana, and experts on re-forestation and local animal wildlife, will be held in the Frank Fernandez, Jr. Islenos Center on the Festival grounds. For more information contact the St. Bernard Office of Tourism at (504) 278-4242.