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25th Annual New…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
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Oct 23 - 26, 2014
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Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Loyola Jazz…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
 The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the… more

Preview Reception:…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 23 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 23 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Trio feat. Johnny…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
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The Victory Belles…

Oct 23 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 23, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
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Thursdays at Twilight…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Cristina, in addition to performing with her band, has contributed her vocals… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 23 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

"Mysterious…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

American Fanfare

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Guest conductor Jo Ann Falletta leads the LPO in an all-American program… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

Birder’s Paradise at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans This Summer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Sarah Burnette
(504) 212-5335
sburnette@auduboninstitute.org

Birder’s Paradise at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans This Summer
Recent Hatchlings Include Rare Species

July 7, 2011 New Orleans, LA

It’s a birdwatcher’s delight at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans this summer, with several recent hatchings drawing interest from wildlife lovers.

Audubon Aviary is where most of these chicks are found. All of the species are targeted by cooperative conservation initiatives among members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Audubon Aviary is located near the back of Audubon Zoo just past the Swamp Train station.

Pigeon species thrive in Audubon Aviary, with chicks from Emerald Doves, Luzon Bleeding-heart and Nicobar Pigeons. Some of the parents have even gone back and are sitting on nests again.

Perching birds are reproducing as well, with chicks from Collared Finch-billed Bulbuls, Golden-breasted Starlings and the critically endangered Blue-crowned Laughingthrush. Audubon Zoo is the only zoo in North America currently raising this rare species.

Visitors glancing skyward may be treated to a sighting of a Scarlet Ibis chick just about to leave its nest way up at the top of the Aviary.

And once again this year, the flamingo flock at Audubon Zoo’s front gate plaza is producing some crowd-pleasing chicks. Two are hatched out already with several more being incubated. Very lucky guests with just the right timing may actually see some of these birds hatching out right in front of the public!

Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine Street in New Orleans, is open Tuesday through Sunday with summer hours of 10am – 7pm. Find out more at www.auduboninstitute.org or by calling (504) 581-4629.