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Address: Avery Island, LA 70513
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Seasonal sanctuary for a variety of birds such as herons and snowy egrets.

Seasonal sanctuary for a variety of birds such as herons and snowy egrets.

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A must see when the birds are nesting.

A very unique experience to see and just beautiful if the weather is nice. Very interesting and enjoyable.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cajuncouple50
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Louisaiana
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Louisaiana
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very unique experience to see and just beautiful if the weather is nice. Very interesting and enjoyable.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is part of the jungle garden ticket on Avery island. You get to drive to different parts of the garden and this is one of it. It's a scenic view of the river and you get to see a point where you can view the birds and the sunset. They have a variety of birds on the island.

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Thank Arch L
Front Royal, Virginia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Unique, and worth the walk while you're in the Jungle Gardens. Brings a camera and binoculars for optimal experience.

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Thank Poland79
Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

It's not too often that one can find such a beautiful and serene spot like this. It was planned beautifully. We really enjoyed the bird viewing and saw many varieties. We just parked the car and enjoyed nature at it's best. This is part of the Jungle Gardens so please don't rush by and miss it.

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Thank barbaragwen270
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Depending on the time of year, different species of birds are present. Be prepared for the noise. Worth spending some time as part of your jungle gardens visit.

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Thank ElTigre W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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63 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I'm not sure why this has it's own listing; maybe at one time it had a separate entrance. I reviewed it as part of the Jungle Gardens review but just in case you missed it I put some pictures here too.

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Thank Grendyl
Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Beautiful to see this rookery. To think these birds were nearly extinct. Nice to see all the wildlife. Turtles and alligators too. Definitely worth the time to see

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Thank CajunBigDog
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This is an extension of the jungle tour. About half way through head into bird city for a real thrill. You must navigate a hill down to get to it which could be challenging for those who don't walk well. Not really handicapped friendly. Once you are there what a treat it is. Hundreds of Snowy Egrets nesting and chattering... More 

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Thank mcdedrick
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stay a while and watch the egrets with their families. Photograph them taking off and keep an eye out for the gators and turtles.

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Thank Dale T
Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is basically a subsection of Jungle Gardens. There is maybe a 1/4 mile hike down to the viewing platform. I highly recommend it, this was my favorite part of Avery Island.

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