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When visiting our area most people see: Blue jay, Red-bellied woodpecker, Barred owl, Winter wren, Carolina chickadee, Tufted titmouse, Yellow-rumped warblers, Wood duck, Great egrets, Great blue herons, Little blue herons, Snowy egrets, Tricolored herons, Yellow-crowned night herons, Anhingas, Duck, Tree Swallow. Bird watching is a popular past time in the area.

Northlake Nature Center
The Great Louisiana BirdFest is an annual event of the Northlake Nature Center

White Kitchen Preserve
The boardwalk is only open during daylight hours. There is a large parking lot and rest area located on site.

Pearl River and the Honey Island Swamp
Pearl River Wildlife Management Area --(2 miles east of Slidell in St. Tammany Parish)--This 34,896-acre area is managed for wildlife and includes a cypress-tupelo swamp and hardwoods. Visitors may enjoy fishing, canoeing, boating, birding, crawfishing, hunting, a nature walk and rifle range

Fontainebleau State Park
(South of I-12 and southeast of Mandeville on US 190)--Located on 2,800 acres on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, the park offers 130 improved campsites, 180 unimproved campsites, nature trails, 3 group camps, a lodge, a swimming pool and beach, a playground, and the ruins of a plantation brickyard and sugar mill situated among an alley of towering oaks. Shore birds and woodland birds may be spotted.

Big Branch NWR
Big Branch Marsh Nature Walk. Easy, guided walks of 1-2 miles on trails, levees, boardwalks and forest floors. Big Branch Marsh, Lacombe. 9am. Free. Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge, 882-2000. Birds are always in the marshes.

Annual Hummingbird Banding Event - September
Mizell Farms, 83211 Hwy 25, Folsom. 6am-6pm. 796-9309 Hummingbird banding throughout the day. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Nature Conservancy, and Native Plant Society will be on hand to answer questions. Food, drinks, and hummingbird plants for sale on site

Fairview-Riverside State Park --
(2 miles east of Madisonville on LA Hwy. 22)--Nestled among magnificent live oaks and situated on the cool clear waters of the Tchefuncte River, this gem of a state park features 81 improved campsites, bird watching, excellent fishing, canoeing and picnicking. A nearby boat ramp offers access to the park and Lake Pontchartrain.

Tammany Trace
Thirty-one miles of this "Rails-to-Trails" conversion are open from Slidell to Abita Springs. The Trace is a popular spot for cyclists, horseback riders, runners, skaters and walkers. Koop Drive, Mandeville. This is an easy place to see birds.



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