Barataria Bird Count

Image of common yellowthroat, a bright yellow bird with a black mask on its face
Count me in! Join the Barataria Bird Count to tally preserve bird sightings from common yellowthroats (like the one above) to bald eagles to pileated woodpeckers.

Join park staff, scientists, and volunteers to inventory the birds of the Barataria Preserve. Teams will identify, count, and record their findings 7:00 a.m.-noon on Saturday, February 21 (rain date Sunday, February 22). Beginning birders are welcome and will be teamed with more experienced birders (birders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).

Register by Friday, February 20, by calling the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center at 504-689-3690 ext. 10.

Be ready to bird: plan to bring your binoculars, field guide, pencils/pens, water bottle, cell phone, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, etc.

A map of the Barataria Preserve is available here; a map of the New Orleans area and to the preserve is here. The current preserve bird checklist is here.

Image of bald eagle
At the preserve, look for bald eagles perched on a tree or soaring high overhead.

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419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 589-3882
Phone numbers are for park headquarters. Phones are answered 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Park headquarters is closed on federal holidays and on Mardi Gras.

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