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 July and August.

The next meeting of the Shreveport Bird Study Group is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 in the LSUS Museum Annex., @ 6:30 p.m. Come at 6 p.m. to chat with other birders before the meeting.

Former LOS President and BSG Member John Dillon will provide the program:

“How I Birdscaped my Yard”

In 2013, John Dillon bought his house and un-landscaped his two-acre lot in Athens in rural Claiborne Parish and began converting the property into bird habitat. His payoff for the hard work is that he currently has 163 bird species on his yard list, his yard is listed as an eBird Hot Spot, and it has well over 100 native plant species. John is a familiar face to most BSG members. He served as LOS President from 2019-2021, currently serves as Past-President and currently LOS Newsletter Editor. He has been on the Louisiana Bird Records Committee for about 12 years. He is the main eBird reviewer for North Louisiana and is an eBird Hot Spot editor. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Briarwood Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve. In 2007, John also began the Minden High School Nature Club at Minden High where he teaches English and received the Louisiana Wildlife Federation’s “Conservation Educator of the Year” Award in 2022. The BSG is an annual financial supporter of the Nature Club.

The program is free and open to the public.

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.

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)