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Caddo Lake is a 25,400 acres (10,300 ha) lake and wetland located on the Texas border, in western Caddo Parish. The lake is named after the Southeastern culture of Native Americans called Caddoans or Caddo, who lived in the area until their expulsion in the 19th century. It is an internationally protected wetland under the RAMSAR treaty and features the largest Cypress forest in the world.
Lake Martin - Cypress Island PreserveInformation
Lake Martin is a natural wooded wetland. Lake Martin - Cypress Island is open to anyone...
Peveto Woods SanctuaryInformation
The Baton Rouge Audubon Society Peveto Woods Sanctuary currently encompasses approximately 40 acres and is located along the Louisiana coast in Cameron Parish. This site was the first chenier sanctuary for migratory birds established in Louisiana...
Sherburne Wildlife ComplexSatellite View
The Sherburne Wildlife Complex in the center of the Atchafalaya Basin half way between Baton Rouge and Lafayette is surely one of the best places for birding off the coast in Louisiana with full public access although people MUST have a Wild Louisiana Stamp or a valid hunting or fishing license to access the state's properties in this system. [Dr. Remsen recently published a wonderful article on this area in Birder's World]. The US Fish & Wildlife Service has just published a seasonal checklist for one unit of the SWC - the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge. The checklist is good for the entire 45,000 acre tract that includes state and federal ownership.
South Farm Wildlife AreaInformation(Louisiana)
Iberville Parish - South Farm Wildlife Area (within the Sherburne Wildlife Area)
This wooded site reffered to as Sureway Woods is adjacent to Sureway Supermarket off of Hwy. LA 1 between Port and Nacarri Lanes...
Number of bird species: 452
Louisiana Breeding Bird AtlasDavid A Wiedenfeld and M Mark Swan 80 pages, col illus, maps. Louisiana Sea Grant College 2000
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Eastern Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
Audubon Society in LouisianaWebsite
Audubon's local chapters can bring you bird walks, advocacy campaigns, nature outings, educational programs and other events. And with more than 500 chapters around the country, there's likely to be one nearby!...
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary ProgramWebsite
On September 13, 1990, the EPA and the State of Louisiana entered a cooperative agreement under the National Estuary Program to form the Barataria - Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP). The program's charter was to develop a coalition of government, private, and commercial interests...
Baton Rouge Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Baton Rouge Audubon Society is dedicated to protecting the unique biological treasures of Louisiana, with special concern for birds, wildlife and their habitats. Our chapter contributes to our community by offering opportunities to learn about and appreciate our natural environment...
Crescent Bird ClubWebsite
The Crescent Bird Club has more than 200 members. The Club holds free field trips for members throughout the year, except in summer, to such places as the Jean Lafitte National Park and Dauphin Island, AL. The Club also holds annual dinners at which excellent lectures and slide shows are presented.
Louisiana Audubon CouncilWebsite
The Louisiana Audubon Council (LAC) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization comprised of Audubon Chapters and National Audubon Society members (who are not affiliated with an Audubon Chapter)...
Louisiana Bird Records CommitteeWebsite
How do you decide which bird records are worth reporting? How should they be documented, and when, where, and to whom should they be sent?
Louisiana Ornithological SocietyWebsite
The Louisiana Ornithological Society (LOS) was organized in 1947 to gather and disseminate accurate information concerning the bird life of the western hemisphere and of Louisiana; to promote interest in and appreciation of the value of birds, both aesthetic and economic, which will ensure wiser conservation of our bird life; to promote opportunity for acquaintance and fellowship among those interested in nature; and to issue, at such times as possible or practicable, publications as a means of furthering these ends.
Nature Conservancy in LousianaWebsite
Not the ususal NC site this, but none the worse for that, still a first class presentation and full of very useful info on preserves etc.
Northshore Bird ClubWebsite
We are a small group of passionate birders, living in Slidell, Louisiana (across Lake Pontchartrain and a little to the east of New Orleans) and throughout the Northshore. It all began in early 1994 when Peggy Siegert was approached by several other enthusiasts, following one of her canoe-trip group- learning experiences, and they all shared one of those we ought to form a club conversations. Since then, it has grown in size to about 60 members, including singles and couples, retired and working (or at least claiming to be) people, seniors and teenagers and interested people of every kind -- everyone from recognized experts to beginners just realizing the wonders of their own backyards. All the while, the Club has continued its close-knit family atmosphere, something you notice, right away, if you attend one of our meetings.
Orleans Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Orleans Audubon Society is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of wildlife and wild places of the southeastern U.S. and to fostering an understanding and appreciation of nature...
Shreveport Society for Nature StudyWebsite
The Bird Study Group is a northwest Louisiana organization of bird-watchers based in Shreveport. The Bird Study Group offers field trips, bird discussions, a bird sighting database, and other programs for people with an interest in birds...
You can't live here and not feel outraged by what some people have to live with, says Barbara Vincent, whose passion is working on environmental justice issues...
Sierra Club - Delta ChapterWebsite
The Delta Chapter is the Sierra Club organization for the State of Louisiana. We advance the cause of protecting Louisiana's environment in a variety of ways, including lobbying the state legislature in Baton Rouge, sponsoring a Mercury Public Education Campaign; and working to keep the Atchafalaya Basin, America's greatest river swamp, wet and wild...
Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebrationhttp://www.btnep.org/subsites/grandisle/grandislehome.aspx
This Annual Celebration Event, initiated in 1998, was created in part to support the purchase and management of the Grand Isle Sanctuary to protect some of the last remaining undeveloped chenier habitats (live oak ridges)...
Great Louisiana BirdFest - April 11-13, 2008http://www.northlakenature.org
An Event of the Northlake Nature Center - The Great Louisiana BirdFest is an annual event of the Northlake Nature Center. It is held each year in the spring when many species are migrating north through Louisiana from Mexico and South America. (See http://losbird.org/checklist.htm for a birding checklist.) Our location in southern Louisiana makes this an excellent time of year for birding. The weather is typically warm but not yet hot and the trees are usually leafing out, but still thin enough for improved visibility. BirdFest trips will visit varied habitat including swamps, wetlands, pine savanna, and hardwoods of southeast Louisiana. Among the many excellent birding locations scheduled for this year's BirdFest is Pine Island, a rookery located in a private preserve...
Gulf Coast Bird ObservatoryObservatory
Historically, the GCBO was founded as a partnership to accomplish conservation through avian research and the protection of coastal habitat utilized as stopover by migratory songbirds. In 1992, to obtain funding for land acquisitions along the Chenier Plain of Texas, Houston Audubon Society (HAS) approached Phillips Petroleum Company for support. Phillips responded enthusiastically with a $60,000 challenge grant. About the same time, The Nature Conservancies of Texas and Louisiana (TNC); were also working to protect the important habitat of the Chenier region. Amoco Production Company had pledged $200,000 and land valued at over $700,000 in support of that effort. In 1993, the conservation organizations (HAS and TNC) merged the two complementary initiatives, forming the framework for what is now the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory - a long-range effort to protect birds and improve and protect their habitat along the entire Gulf Coast.
Acadiana Park Nature StationWebsite
Located in a wooded section of Acadiana Park, a 110 acre facility in the northeastern corner of Lafayette, Louisiana (south-central Louisiana); the Nature Station and its accompanying 3+mile trail system is owned and operated by the Division of Arts & Culture, in the Department of Community Development, Lafayette Consolidated Government.
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife RefugeInformation
Although established in 1988 and in existence only 6 years as a national wildlife refuge, Cameron Prairie NWR is a rapidly growing attraction for local residents and visitors alike. In fact, the Gulf Coast Bird Club has already adopted Cameron Prairie NWR as one of its favorite birding sites and committed itself to compiling the refuge bird list...
Cypress Island PreserveInformation
The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana's goal is to restore natural bottomland hardwood forest, in order to support a large rookery of birds. The Conservancy also wants to minimize disturbance to the rookery while accommodating human visitation...
Great Louisiana Coastal Birding TrailsWebsite
Welcome to America's Wetland Birding Trail! With landscapes ranging from coastal wetlands to rolling hills and prairies, Louisiana is a nature lover's paradise. Whether you are an avid birder or a casual nature enthusiast, visitors can explore Louisiana's wild spaces through the numerous State Parks, State Historic Sites, State Preservation Areas, National Wildlife Refuges, Wildlife Management Areas, and other natural spots throughout the state.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and PreserveInformation
The Barataria Preserve is one of six sites comprising Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The Barataria Preserve interprets the culture of people, past and present, who settled the delta and the unique ecosystem which sustained them. It preserves a representative example of the delta's environment, containing natural levee forests, bayous, swamps, and marshes. Though wild, and teeming with wildlife, this is not a pristine wilderness. Evidence of prehistoric human settlement, colonial farming, plantation agriculture, logging, commercial trapping, fishing, hunting, and oil and gas exploration overlay much of this former wilderness.
Lacassine National Wildlife RefugeInformation
Although established in 1937 to provide wintering habitat for waterfowl, Lacassine NWR supports many communities of land and water wildlife. Located at the edge of Grand Lake and 15 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, the refuge covers 32,625 acres, nearly half of which is Lacassine Pool. This huge fresh-water impoundment was built for waterfowl after the refuge was established and was later subdivided for better control of water levels...
Northlake Nature CenterWebsite
Located on 400 acres of ancient pines and hardwood forest, bounded on the west by Bayou Castine, crossed by a marsh and active beaver pond - teeming with native animal and plant life - the Northlake Nature Center is St. Tammany's Secret Garden. The subtle splendor of Louisiana's wetlands is complemented by graceful structures, aged and new. A recent archaeological survey revealed the Center site as home to ancient peoples more than 500 years ago...
Paul J. Rainey Wildlife SanctuaryInformation
Sabine National Wildlife RefugeInformation
Sabine NWR is considered one of southwest Louisiana's most popular attractions. Most of the 200,000 people who visit the refuge each year walk the 1.5-mile Wetland Walkway, where they can get close-up views of the birds and other marsh animals. The walkway has an observation tower, offering panoramic views of miles of the level marsh terrain...
1998 [May] - Luciano Ruggieri - Day Trip around New orleansReport
Bordering the Gulf of Mexico and characterized by more than 15% of wetlands, Louisiana offers many opportunities for European birders interested in seeing not only American species but also neotropical migrants. The influence of the Tropics on the avifauna of the area is so strong that the Louisiana check list includes 442 species...
2000 [March] - Tom and D'Ann Brownrigg - Cameron ParishReport
I did notice the Yellow-rumped Warbler population in Jackson Square was much smaller than last time we were there. The timing of the trip was based on business rather than bird timing. We saw lots of birds but most of the ducks have departed and most of the migrants have not yet arrived...
2003 [March] - Paul VarneyReport
I was lucky enough to visit New Orleans between March 24th and March 31st 2003 for a meeting and luckily I managed to get some birding in either side of the meeting. I was lucky enough to enlist the help of Nancy Newfield and Lehman Ellis - 2 local birders I contacted through the internet. They were very helpful and actually took me out on a couple of occasions...
Nestled between 100 year old live oak trees, the Woodridge began its history as a private school. Recently converted to a lovely bed & breakfast with amenities found in the best hotels and friendliness and comfort only found in a comfy Southern family home. Innkeepers Debbi and Tim Fotsch are sure to fill your visit with memories that will stay with you for a lifetime...
Birding Trail of LouisianaWebsite
This page is under construction - we will be adding information periodically. Please come back to visit often. If you have information to submitted, please send to Kay Radlauer....
Birds of Southeastern LouisianaWebsite
An annotated list.
Covington Wild Bird CenterWebsite
The Wild Bird Center is a specialty retail shop that offers a complete line of products to help you enjoy wild birds, have a thriving lawn and garden, and foster a healthy backyard habitat...
Louisiana Breeding Bird Survey DataWebsite
This data set consists of vector data for breeding bird habitat locations throughout the State of Louisiana. The data contains information about the presence or absence of species and its breeding status...
Visit Louisiana CoastWebsite
Located on the majestic Mississippi Flyway, the Louisiana Coast is home to some of the most awe-inspiring birds in the country. Over 400 different species of birds visit Louisiana each year making it one of the nationís top destinations for bird enthusiasts. With birding trails across the Louisiana coastline, there are plenty of opportunities to view the abundant wildlife throughout the Louisiana coastal region. Experience why the productive natural environment of the Great Gulf Coast offers ready access to some of the best birding in the country...
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