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, November 8, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m., at the LSUS Museum Annex, located next to the LSUS Museum. 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 Webmaster Dr. Cran Lucas will provide a program on:

"Origin and Evolution of Birds"

Dr. Lucas will discuss the origin and diversification of birds from small therapod dinosaurs and the evolution of flight. Birds originated in the Jurassic period and diversified greatly in the Cretaceous period. Modern birds are the only dinosaur survivors of the Cretaceous/Paleogene extinction that wiped out the non-avian dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Dr. Lucas is a retired Professor of Biological Sciences at LSU Shreveport and still teaches his Dinosaurs course.

The program is free and open to the public. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Come at 6 p.m. to chat with other birders.

For additional information, contact:

Larry R. Raymond
lrraymond@aol.com
318-347-3134




Field Trip Announcement:
At the suggestion of member Dot Rambin there will be an informal gathering of BSG members at The Cove (1612 Dilg League Drive) on the morning of Saturday, November 12th. Anyone interested in waterfowl is encouraged to gather on the rear deck overlooking Cross Lake. Pelicans can be expected. We have permission to arrive before they open at eleven am. Food will be available from the bar. WE ARE URGED NOT TO BLOCK THE GRAVEL DRIVE BEHIND THE BUILDING! It is an emergency easement. BSG President Chris Merritt will facilitate this field trip and plans to arrive at 10 a.m.

For additional information, contact:

Larry R. Raymond
lrraymond@aol.com
318-347-3134



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: 2022 and/or 2023 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.




"Let no one tell you again that science is only for specialists; it is not. It is no different from history or good talk or reading a novel; some people do it better and some worse; some make a life's work of it; but it is within the reach of everybody."
Jacob Bronowski in "A Sense of the Future" (1977, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, p. 4)