Northlake Nature Center

There is a private pocket of birding heaven on the northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Just east of the Tchefuncte River between Madisonville and Ponchatoula, lies a 3,000-acre private wildlife preserve called Pine Island. Along with an abundance of native flora,PineIslandis home to thousands of roosting birds and is a naturalist’s dream come true.

To read more: http://northlakenature.org/pine-island-rookery-birding/

If there is interest on this, we can set up a place to meet on the southshore and carpool to Northlake Nature Center.

**  Please RSVP on the website above before RSVP'ing here.  There is a limit on how many people can attend this private event.  You will need credit card or paypal to RSVP. 

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  • Bonnie

    If you made it to this event, let's see some pictures !

    April 17, 2013

  • Patricia

    PINE ISLAND: The rookery was interesting but, in comparison to the many outstanding Florida birding and wetlands locations I've been hiking, kayaking and photographing for the past five years, this was only average. In addition, the $5 charged for the non-existent postage and handling was not refunded despite my two requests.

    April 14, 2013

    • Bonnie

      Patricia, as i stated in an e-mail on Friday, please contact your credit card company about being charged for something that didn't exist.

      April 15, 2013

    • Patricia

      Already done, but was told that Larry Burch from Northlake would talk with me at yesterday's event, and wanted to give them an opportunity to address the issue. The main point I'm making is disappointment with yesterday's e-mail response from Northlake's Larry Burch that the $5 charge for postage and handling was a "mistakenly stated" on their web site, and what the additional fee actually represented was a "non-member" charge for this event.

      April 15, 2013

  • Sal

    Will be too muddy for me.

    April 14, 2013

    • Bonnie

      The area that we were shooting from was not muddy, sorry you missed out.

      April 15, 2013

  • Patricia

    Anybody leaving from NOLA interested in carpooling?

    April 4, 2013

    • Bonnie

      Don't you think our vehicles would be safer at a place that is open?

      April 13, 2013

    • Sal

      Seriously, I will just see everyone at Pine Island at 4:30, that is what my confirmation shows as the start time.

      April 13, 2013

  • Tom F.

    I have to change schedule, hope to see you guys next time.

    April 13, 2013

    • Bonnie

      That's a bummer since you already paid and it looks like they don't give refunds.

      April 13, 2013

  • Kirt

    Has anyone done this event before, I was wondering what size lens I would need.

    April 10, 2013

    • Chris J.

      A 400 with a 1.4 teleconverter would have been perfect.

      April 10, 2013

    • Kirt

      Thanks for the info Chris, that is what I was looking for, maybe i'll rent a sigma[masked] for this as I only can go up to 300mm right now.

      April 10, 2013

  • Roberta D.

    Anyone want to go that is not registered. Let me know and I can give them the name change. I have 2 registrations paid for that can be used.

    April 10, 2013

  • Roberta D.

    They have advised that I can give them a new name. So I have 2 reservations that I will gladly give to those that like. I need the names so I can advise them of the change.

    April 10, 2013

    • Bonnie

      Okay, glad you checked with Northlake on that.

      April 10, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Roberta, have you tried responding to the e-mail that you received the directions on ? They have been quick at responding.

    Alex, all the information you need is posted above.

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I tried calling the Center twice yesterday and anded up leaving voicemails because no one answered. How are people signing up to go and what is the cost?

    April 10, 2013

    • Roberta D.

      Alex, I have registered and paid. However am unable to attend. I tried to get in touch with the Nature Center about refund, but no reply. I will gladly send you my registration information and you can use it. I would rather have someone use it than it just go to waste.

      April 10, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Just a reminder, to attend this event, you have to RSVP with Northlake Nature Center. There is limited number of people that can attend. If you have done this and will be there, great, I look forward to meeting you, but if you haven't, please do so and if you are not able to attend, please change your RSVP here so I have an idea of how many will be there.

    1 · April 9, 2013

    • Bonnie

      Patricia, I had sent a message over to Northlake to inquiry about a ticket and this was the response I received. "Bonnie,Your nametag will be at a sign-in table at the event. Tickets are not needed. I will send you directions and a map to the event just prior to it. Rue " As for the $5 postage and handling, I also got an e-mail from paypal that was credited to my account. If you have not received that, please contact Northlake Nature Center.

      April 9, 2013

    • Patricia

      Thanks for the information Bonnie. I don't use PayPal, so used my VISA card. Will call them about crediting the P&H charge back to my account.

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • Bonnie

    If you have registered with Northlake Nature Center for this event and have not received a map for where this is located, please contact Northlake Nature Center to make sure you are registered for this event and not something else that they are hosting. This event will not be at the address above, but at a private address that they are sending once registered.

    April 9, 2013

  • Heidi

    Sounds like a great activity. I would love to learn more about bird watching.

    April 9, 2013

  • WESLEY

    Hello! I'm new to the group and looking forward to attending an event soon! Cheers!

    April 9, 2013

  • Tiffany F.

    I am looking forward to my first northshore event! I only have met up at the new orleans events.

    April 8, 2013

  • Madge C.

    Have a friend I will be helping after surgery, maybe next time!

    April 8, 2013

  • Jack

    Planning to attend, but may have a conflict. Should be great!

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new to the area and hence the group, so I am not sure who to look for to "formally" join, but I am looking forward to meeting other people who enjoy photography. I'm new to this, just bought my first DSLR and have had a few classes at Lakeside Photoworks. Have a good understanding of the ISO/Shutter speed/Aperature relationships, looking forward to learning about composition and various other aspects to photography.

    April 8, 2013

  • Bonnie

    It's getting closer to this event YEAH ! Just got my confirmation letter from Northlake, you should be receiving yours as well. If you don't get it, please contact Northlake Nature Center.

    April 3, 2013

    • Roberta D.

      Unfortunately am not going to be able to attend . Really going to miss this.

      April 3, 2013

  • Pnina C.

    wow, sounds like just the thing for me. Unfortunately I won't be there yet

    February 10, 2013

    • Bonnie

      are you in the process of moving here ?

      February 10, 2013

  • Patricia

    So pleaseed to be able to participate in this! Have been hiking and kayaking the Florida wetlands, and photographing birds, for the past 7 years - so looking forward to learning about Louisiana

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • nathalie r.

    Brittany want to come?

    February 7, 2013

  • nathalie r.

    Hubby and i first meetup

    1 · February 7, 2013

  • Meg

    awesome outting... unfortunately, i have a retreat that i have already volunteered to help clean up after on that day... so i will miss out... ya'll have a great time, and i hope to join you another time! meg

    February 4, 2013

    • Bonnie

      sorry you can't join us, but volunteering is a great feeling.

      February 5, 2013

  • Roberta D.

    Hi Bonnie. I have just joined the meet up group and would be interested in the Northlake meet up.

    Birdie

    1 · February 1, 2013

    • Bonnie

      Great ! Everyone will have to call Northlake to reserve their spot because it is limited.

      February 3, 2013

    • Roberta D.

      Registration done. Look forward to the outing.

      1 · February 5, 2013

  • Molly

    I just joined the Photography group and paid for the Northlake nature Center outing. I am looking forward to taking some photos and having some fun.

    1 · February 5, 2013

  • Heidi

    Sounds like a great activity. I would love to learn more about bird watching.

    1 · February 4, 2013

  • Rhino

    That's my birthday. It will be fun.

    1 · February 4, 2013

  • Bonnie­ changed the location to Northlake Nature Center

    January 21, 2013

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