About  the  Bird  study  group


The Bird Study Group (BSG) is a northwestern Louisiana organization of birders based in Shreveport. The BSG offers field trips, bird discussions, a bird sighting database, and other programs for people with an interest in birds.

Members of the BSG serve as compilers and participate in three official Christmas Bird Counts (Shreveport, Bossier-Caddo-Bienville, and Natchitoches), and two unofficial winter counts (Caddo Lake and Claiborne). The Group also participates annually in the North American Migration Count, the Big Sit, and the Great Backyard Bird Count. A computerized database of birds seen in an eight-parish area of northwestern Louisiana is maintained in conjunction with the LSU Shreveport (LSUS) Museum of Life Sciences.

Regular meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month except July and August.

The Shreveport Society for Nature Study was incorporated on February 4, 1954, for the primary purpose of advancing knowledge and instruction in the natural science. The Bird Study Group (BSG) was organized in September, 1986 to continue advancing knowledge in the natural sciences as well as promote birding and conservation efforts in northwest Louisiana.

The BSG is a 501c(3) non-profit 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.

As a 501c(3) organization, donations to the BSG may be tax-deductable.

"Lift Off" Northern Cardinal, Red River Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Cran Lucas.