Welcome  to  the  Bird  Study  Group


The Bird Study Group is a northwestern Louisiana organization of birders 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. Regular meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month except June, July, and August.

The next meeting of the Shreveport Bird Study Group is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13 in the LSUS Museum Annex., @ 6:30 p.m. Come at 6 p.m. to chat with other birders before the meeting.

Dr. Alvadus Bradley McPherson will provide a program on:

“Louisiana’s Fossil Birds With Comments on Avian Origins”

Dr. Alvadus Bradley McPherson worked as an assistant chemist for Dow Chemical Company and a laboratory technician for Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory before obtaining his PhD in zoology from Southern Illinois University. He finished his career as a biology educator and professor at Centenary College. He is a member of several scientific societies, including the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. He is also a board member and consultant for the Ouachita Mountains Biological Station in Arkansas. He has extensive experience searching for fossils in Louisiana and will share what he has learned about bird fossils with us.

For additional information, contact:

Larry R. Raymond

BSG programs are free and open to the public. For more information or directions to the Museum Annex, you can call 318-347-3134 or email: lrraymond@aol.com. Click here for a map to the Museum Annex at LSU Shreveport.

Please keep appropriate social distance at the meeting.

Reminder: 2024 Membership Dues can be paid at the meeting.

The Bird Study Group is a non-profit membership-based organization devoted to the observation, study, and enjoyment of birds. The BSG is open to anyone with an interest in any aspect of birdwatching, study, or conservation.

"Lunch Time" Great Egret, C. Bickham Dickson Park, Shreveport, LA. Photo by Cran Lucas.

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Jacob Bronowski in "A Sense of the Future" (1977, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, p. 4)