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Louisiana Birding Links
Acadiana Park Nature Station
Located in the northeastern corner of Lafayette (south-central Louisiana) in a wooded section of Acadiana Park. The Nature Station features a 3+ mile trail system , educational programs, field trips, workshops, lectures, etc.
Americas Wetland - Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana.
The campaign is raising awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss and increase support for efforts to conserve and save coastal Louisiana.
Audubon in Louisiana
Includes sections on Louisiana Chapters, information on birding, education and conservation.
Bird Louisiana
Information on Bird watching, Louisiana Birding Festivals, Birding trails and information, contact persons and much more can be found on Bird Louisiana's website
Birds of Caddo Lake
Information on Caddo Lake located on the Louisiana / Texas Border. Including area maps, photos, checklists and bird finding information.
Caddo Parish Parks & Recreation Department
Recreational opportunities throughout Caddo Parish, special events, etc.
Gulf Coast Bird Club- Lake Charles Louisiana
"Founded in 1984, the GULF COAST BIRD CLUB seeks to provide educational opportunities to the general public and to other organizations regarding bird life."
Louisiana Bird Photos:  Jeff Trahan
A collection of photographs by BSG member Jeff Trahan.
Louisiana's Birding Trails
"The Louisiana Great Gulf Coast Birding Trail will interlink a broad selection of wildlife viewing venues along the Louisiana Coast."
Louisiana Ornithological Society
Site has information on bird life of the western hemisphere and Louisiana.
Louisiana Travel - Outdoors : Birding Trail, Americas Wetlands
"America�s Wetland Birding Trail along the Louisiana Great Gulf Coast. Loops, sites, descriptions and directions."
Northeast Louisiana Bird Club
North Louisiana birding club based in Monroe, Louisiana. Field trips, meetings, and more for those with an interest in birds.
Northshore Bird Club
South Louisiana birding club located in Slidell, Louisiana (across Lake Pontchartrain and a little to the east of New Orleans).
Red River National Wildlife Refuge
"Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the natural state of the Red River Valley."
Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge
"The Friends Group for the Red River National Wildlife Refuge."
Ronnie Maum Enterprises - Nature Photography
Devoted to nature images (primarily birds and butterflies in the northwestern Louisiana area), but also includes images from places the webmaster has traveled.

The Nature Conservancy - Louisiana Chapter
"Together with our members and conservation partners, the Louisiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy has protected over 325,000 acres of critical natural lands."

Squirrels at the Feeder
Birding areas in Baton Rouge and central Louisiana.  Digiscoping, photography and other topics including squirrels at the feeder.
The Search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the Pearl River area, Louisiana
Details of an intensive search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker to be conducted in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area in southeastern Louisiana.
The United States Geologic Survey - Louisiana Bird Checklists
U.S. Geologic Survey - Louisiana Bird Checklists Page
Regional Birding Links
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
"Dedicated to birds and their habitat in and around the Gulf of Mexico."
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
The Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture is a private, state, and federal bird conservation partnership established as a voluntary, non-regulatory partnership focused on increasing coordinated conservation of all birds in all habitats in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley & the West Gulf Coastal Plain. The LMVJV is host to: The Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture Shorebird Monitoring Program.
Northeast Texas Field Ornithologists
"Northeast Texas Field Ornithologists (NETFO) is an independent, non-profit organization formed for the purpose of encouraging the observation, study, appreciation and conservation of birds and to promote the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about birds, particularly in the Northeast Texas area."
Red Slough Wildlife Management Area
"The Red Slough Wildlife Management Area is a 4,855 acre wetland project designed to restore hydrology and re-establish bottomland hardwoods. Red Slough is a very popular recreational destination located in southeastern Oklahoma and is a premier bird watching and waterfowl hunting area."
Other Links
American Bird Conservancy - Birdwatchers Guide to Global Warming
Presents an in-depth state-by-state analysis of how global climate change may affect populations of some bird species in downloadable Adobe "pdf" format.
American Birding Association
ABA  - "North America's largest membership organization for active birders." - Where To Bird Louisiana "Discover the top birding 'Hot Spots', print out free checklists and discover the best birding web sites for each area.
Beginner�s Guide to Bird Watching
How to get started in bird watching.  Choosing binoculars, where to bird, when to bird, bird identification, birding ethics, and many other topics.

Bird Links to the World
"The information page about birding in Québec" Canada.
Bird Homes
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service page devoted to housing birds; design basics, mounting, maintaining, types of birds which use houses, predation protection, etc.

Links to everywhere

"To advance the knowledge base of biology by organizing information to support the needs of life science researchers, educators, and students in all settings."
Birding on the Net/birdmail
"Birding for the 21st Century" - This site includes Regional/Specialty listserver mail.
"Comprehensive selection of wild bird information, articles, on-line lifelist, and the Mall."
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Birding site with a focus on research, education, and citizen science.
Citizen Science Projects include:
  • Project FeederWatch - a winter long annual survey of birds that visit feeders, and
  • The Great Backyard Bird Count - a snapshot of North American Winter bird populations.
  • CUROL (Clemson University Radar Ornithology Laboratory)
    "The laboratory is devoted to the acquisition and analysis of radar data as it relates to bird movements in the atmosphere." Utilizes WSR-88D (NEXRAD - Weather Surveillance Radar 88D).
    Dept. of Defense Partners in Flight Program
    Conserving migratory and resident birds and their habitats on Department of Defense lands.
    Drink Shade Grown-Coffee, For the Birds
    Shade-Grown Coffee — Learn The Facts:
    "The Atlanta Audubon Shade-Grown Coffee Committee has been working since 1996 to increase public awareness of the connection between neotropical migratory birds and traditional coffee farms."
    On-line Nature and Wildlife Field Guides featuring: Amphibians, Birds, Butterflies, Fish, Insects, Mammals, Reptiles, Trees, Flowers...
    "Striving to be the world's greatest resource for birders." This site has more than 1,400 pages covering every country of the world.
    Unpave the Way for Hummingbirds, Create Habitat Along the Migration Trail
    "Journey North invites you to Unpave the Way for Wildlife! By creating these backyard refuges--on the breeding grounds, wintering grounds, and everywhere along the migratory path--you can help ensure that the annual migrations to and through your region continue."
    North American Bluebird Society
    "A non-profit conservation, education and research organization, promotes the recovery of bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting bird species"
    North American Butterfly Association, Inc - West Nile Virus
    "Largest group of people in North America (Canada, United States, and Mexico) interested in butterflies. A "membership-based not-for-profit organization working to increase public enjoyment and conservation of butterflies. "
    Operation Rubythroat
    "A cross-disciplinary international project in which students, teachers, and others collaborate to study behavior and distribution of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris)"
    "The largest U.S. website totally dedicated to owls." Good life history information and some references have several different call recordings.
    Purple Martin Conservation Association
    "The only organization devoted exclusively to the scientific study of Purple Martins."
    Real Birds
    "Want to find more birds or find out more about wild birds and birding?"
    Scouting for Birds
    Providing web-based help in meeting the requirements for the Boy Scouts of America Bird Study Merit Badge  
    Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
    "Dedicated to fostering greater understanding, appreciation, and protection of the grand phenomenon of bird migration"
    The National Wildlife Federation
    "The nation's largest member-supported conservation group, uniting individuals, organizations, businesses and government to protect wildlife, wild places, and the environment. NWF is a 501(c)(3) charitable, educational organization." Home to the "Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program - Making a place for wildlife starts at your back door."
    The Institute for Bird Populations
    "Californian non-profit organization founded in 1989 to foster a global approach to the study of changes in bird populations. IBP is best known for its Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program, a network of over 500 standardized bird-banding stations throughout the continental U.S. and Canada."
    Where do you want to go birding today?
    This site contains information on birding in 173 countries, 13 provinces of Canada, and the US states.
    This is a commercial website but it has an online bird database and search engine engine to identify birds of North America that uses a unique parametric step-by-step approach.

    What You Need to Know About Bird Baths is also a commercial website but this page contains many links to help us learn all about birdbaths. "The place to come for answers about wild birds in your yard and around the corner!" (i.e controlling 'blackbird' numbers at your yard & feeder, etc.)

    Butterflies & Moths

    Louisiana Butterflies

    Caddo Parish Butterflies

    Moths of Northwestern Louisiana

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