Did you know that Grand Isle is a hot spot for migratory birds? Birders come from all over the nation to visit the island this time of year. It’s actually pretty remarkable. I’ve never seen so many species gathered in one place. This weekend is the Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration.
Check out the website, http://btnep.org/subsites/GrandIsle/GrandIsleHome.aspx. They offer great tours with experts, such as birding walks, plant identification, boat rides to a local rookery, talks, crafts, and other neat things. If you haven’t heard of BTNEP, the organization putting on the event, you should check them out! They offer many events throughout the year, as well as a ton of free material on their website. We can’t live without their tide chart calendars and their bird calendars.
Just yesterday, I walked down the street to take a peek at the birds hanging around, and within 20 minutes, I had seen an Orchard Oriole (male and female), Scarlet Tanager, Hooded Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, numerous hummingbirds and other yellow-ish newcomers I couldn’t quite identify. Just the day before, my co-worker saw Indigo and Painted Buntings as well. I’ll post pictures once I get them off the cameras.
Anyways, if you are in the area, check out this festival! It’s a good one!