Birdwatchers and nature fans, mark your calendars!
The Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration is coming very soon. This year’s celebration is going to be held Friday to Sunday, April 20-22, 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.”
A beautiful, annual Grand Isle tradition celebrating nature
Every Spring, visitors from all over converge in Grand Isle, Louisiana for an incredible annual event.
The Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration had its start back in 1998 as part of an effort to protect and preserve undeveloped live oak ridges, (only 10% of the habitats that once were on Grand Isle remain).
Grand Isle happens to be a vital stopover for songbirds as they make their migration journeys across the Gulf of Mexico. This “rest stop” makes for an outstanding event that’s very family-friendly.
Bring the whole gang along for all manner of fun events, including:
- Daily birdwatching tours led by experts
- Kayak tours through Grand Isle mangroves
- Boat tours to Queen Bess island, with a walking tour of the historical homes there
- Bird weighing and measuring by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
- LDWF Fish Lab tour
- Island history tour
- Native plant ID tour
- Bird-calling ID contest
- Warbles & Wine: Reception, door prizes, and silent auction
While you’re in Grand Isle, check out the gorgeous beaches… and don’t forget about the fishing
Don’t forget Grand Isle is, according to Yahoo!, one of the top beach and island getaways around.
After your bird watching events, take a stroll on the beautiful sand, or relax as you partake in the top-notch fishing that’s available in the waters of Grand Isle.
Ready for bird-watching fun!
Planning on attending the Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration on April 20-22?
“The Migratory Bird Celebration is one of our favorite local events,” says David Kedzierski, owner of RE/MAX Coastal Realty. “It’s a perfect celebration of birds that also shines a light on the important nature conservancy efforts here on Grand Isle.
“We’d be honored to assist you in planning for your visit to Grand Isle. Call RE/MAX Coastal Realty at 985-787-3200. We’re an enthusiastic group of professionals ready to serve!
“Need some advice about beaches? Want a recommendation on the various fishing charters in town? Perhaps you’d like to know more about the various locations and events that occur throughout the year? Give our team a call at 985-787-3200, we’d be glad to aid you!”
Learn more about RE/MAX Coastal Realty at: http://coastalrealtygrandisle.com
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