Jungle Gardens hosts regular Bird Tours to help bird lovers pursue their passion at our beautiful gardens. Reservations may be made seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Photo credit: Pam Mclhenny
Types of Birds Commonly Found in Jungle Gardens
While famous as a refuge for snowy white egrets, there are a great many additional species that grace Bird City and other areas of our grounds. Springtime will bring many songbirds to the protected area - as well as the returning egrets, Louisiana herons and little blue herons. A little later arrive the night herons, least bitterns and anhingas.
Larger birds like the white ibises, roseate spoonbills and great blue herons are more casual visitors - coming for a few days or just to rest a short time. Before the summer birds leave around August to migrate south, other species from the north begin to arrive. Blue-winged teals, pintails and gadwalls show up first, followed by ducks, geese, coots and wading birds.
As a year-round preserve for migratory birds, Bird City is a spectacular venue for the enjoyment of bird watchers and tourists alike.