Shreveport's famous island is still for sale. It's price hasn't been moved by the pandemic either...

Back in 2019, I learned about Buzzard Island (sometimes called Bird Island) in Shreveport's Cross Lake for the first time. It was a weird way that it came about. Jay Whatley came in my office going on and on about Bird Island, which I'd never heard of. So as he's showing me pictures on Google Maps, and we're looking it up, we came across a real estate listing for the island...

Credit: Century 21, Centurty21.com

The pictures on the listings confirm that it's the island often referred to as Buzzard, or Bird, Island in Cross Lake. The price of the island is listed at $450,000, but doesn't just come with the land. Here's what the listing from Century 21 says:

"Here is your rare opportunity to own an island in the popular cross lake!!! Buzzard island is for sale (buy it and name it whatever you want). If you ever had a desire to own an island to enjoy as nature made it or to build your special place to live or escape to with over 4 acres of island paradise this is your chance. Don't let someone beat you to it and leave you with regrets. If land based water front is your preference check out mls number 247987. Check attachments for property location."

Well, that day, we weren't just going to take the internet at its word. So we decided to call the listing agent to find out if the island was actually for sale. Here's how that phone call went...

Back in 2019, the listing had been on local real estate websites for at least 100 days. Now fast forward to 2020, in the middle of a pandemic induced economic collapse. You might think the price of an island would drop a bit...but that's not the case. Buzzard, or Bird, Island is still listed at $450,000. But, maybe there's a reason for that.

If you really think about it, we're in a pandemic where "social distancing" is a common theme and suggestion. What better way to social distance than to have your very own island?!?! So I guess it makes sense why it would still be so expensive.