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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.
Meeting--Tuesday January 8, 2019
The next meeting of the Shreveport Bird Study Group is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., at the LSUS Museum Annex, located next to the LSUS.  The annex is accessible from the sidewalk next to the faculty parking lot across from the University Power and Physical Plant.  Signs will be out to direct everyone to the correct location.  BSG member Dot Rambin will provide a program on her recent visit to California.  She writes:

               I have wanted to see Grebes rush ever since I saw the first video of Grebes rushing. It is hard to imagine birds walking on water, but the Grebes do just that as part of their elaborate mating ritual.  I saved up and took a trip to California to see the Grebes rush. 

               I had two mornings on Lake Wohlford with a guide. My guide, Krisztina Scheeff of KS Nature Photography, was so nice. She even picked me up at the airport. She drove the boat which had a quiet troll motor so we got very close to the birds. There were about forty grebes that we stayed near and there were two other wads of Grebes with about twenty in each wad that were near us. There were both Clark’s Grebes and Western Grebes. One would call and one or more answered. They swam toward each other then squared off to prepare for the rush. Sometimes it was two or three males rushing to show off for the females. Sometimes it was pairs of males and females.

                I spent another morning in Santee, California. The city has a park with five small ponds on it. Cinnamon Teal, Wood Ducks, and Mallards breed there. Because it is a public park, the ducks are used to people. Sometimes they flushed but they only flew to the next pond. I saw Cinnamon Teal, Wood Ducks, Mallards, Northern Shovelers, American Wigeons. Pintails, Gadwalls, and Ring-necked Ducks. 

               I spent one morning at a beach in La Jolla. Brandt’s Cormorants breed there. They have blue gular pouches which they display during the breeding season. The Brown Pelicans were just getting their breeding colors.”
The meeting is free and open to the public.   See the map below for the location of the meeting place on the LSUS campus.  For more information, including directions, call Larry Raymond at 318-347-3134 or Mac Hardy at 318-797-5338. Or contact either of them by email:
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