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Address: Avery Island, LA 70513
Phone Number: +1 337-369-6243
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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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Great view of the swamp land set aside for the local birds

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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Front Royal, Virginia
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Front Royal, Virginia
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75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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Sebastian, Florida
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750 reviews
298 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
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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58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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187 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Albany, New York
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615 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
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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103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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321 reviews
145 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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Thank crazyAustin
The Woodlands, Texas
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I never seen anything like this before they have numerous birds all year round, they don't go. they have a giant nest in the middle of Jungle gardens , must see

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Arlington, Texas
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500 reviews
197 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We enjoyed the birds. A person we met was disappointed it was all the same birds but it was explained by the signs. Beautiful.

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