Explore Bird Watching in New Orleans
New Orleans is a great launching point for many birding excursions, including to the swamps and bayous of the southeastern part of the state. With more than 400 species of birds in the state of Louisiana, even the most avid bird watchers can spot something new through their binoculars. Just 15 minutes from the French Quarter, Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge is home to variety of feathery friends. Be sure to keep an eye out for a brown pelican, the state bird of Louisiana.