Bird Island

Ochsner Island, or Bird Island sits in the center of Audubon Park Lagoon.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of New Orleans' most prominent rookery.

Ochsner Island, more commonly known as Bird Island, has been a part of Audubon Park for over a century. Bird Island sits in the center of Audubon Park Lagoon and houses one of the most prominent rookeries in the region.

Birds of Bird Island
The natural phenomenon of numerous species of wading birds can be seen up close in Audubon Park. Hundreds of birds nest on Bird Island each year—raising chicks and constantly making noise while bickering and begging. Some species of birds found on Bird Island include Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Little Blue Heron, Tri-colored heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Double-crested Cormorant and Anhinga.