Audubon Louisiana

Photo: Erik Johnson, Audubon Louisiana

At Audubon, we believe that where birds thrive people prosper. Nowhere is this more evident than in Louisiana.

Louisiana’s coastal habitats, bottomland hardwoods, and rich agricultural lands make the state one of the richest in the nation in terms of natural resources. The magnificent Mississippi River Delta ecosystem in Louisiana supports 100 million migratory, nesting and wintering birds. Birds are the bellwethers of ecosystem health; if birds are healthy, our lands are healthy.

Integrating science, education and policy, Audubon Louisiana's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Seas and Shores
Seas & Shores

Seas and Shores

Sharing Our Seas & Shores takes a full life-cycle approach to the conservation of coastal birds by focusing on the protection of habitats that these birds require.

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Important Bird Areas
Important Bird Areas

Saving Important Bird Areas

For migratory birds, Louisiana is the southernmost welcome center along the Mississippi Flyway.

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Priority Birds of Louisiana
Priority Birds

Priority Birds of Louisiana

Audubon scientists identify bird species that are the focus of intensive conservation efforts in Louisiana.

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Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary
Important Bird Areas

Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary

The National Audubon Society has owned the 26,000-acre Paul J Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in southwest Louisiana since 1924.

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Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition
Important Bird Areas

Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition

The Mississippi River Delta ecosystem and coastal Louisiana support 100 million migratory, nesting and wintering birds.

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About Us
About Us

About Audubon Louisiana

Audubon’s presence in Louisiana dates back to the earliest days of the conservation movement.

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Our State's Birds

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Help Count Birds for Science during Audubon’s 117th Annual Christmas Bird Count
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Help Count Birds for Science during Audubon’s 117th Annual Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running wildlife census in the world

Shorebirds of Louisiana Wetlands Added to Conservation Effort by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service
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Shorebirds of Louisiana Wetlands Added to Conservation Effort by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service

11 New Working Lands for Wildlife Projects Provide Opportunities for Producers to Restore, Protect Habitat

Meet the Cutest Member of the Rail Family - The Yellow Rail!
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Meet the Cutest Member of the Rail Family - The Yellow Rail!

This secretive bird is rarely seen and hard to find, except when it migrates to southwest Louisiana during the fall “ratoon” rice harvest and can be seen flushing from the rice fields.

Audubon Louisiana Invites You to Help Grow One Million Native Plants for Birds
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Audubon Louisiana Invites You to Help Grow One Million Native Plants for Birds

Through Bird-friendly Landscaping Choices People Can Benefit Wildlife

National Audubon Society Can Not and Does Not Endorse Political Candidates
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National Audubon Society Can Not and Does Not Endorse Political Candidates

Organization clarifies its nonpartisan operating status in the midst of election season

A Living Laboratory of Restoration and Conservation
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A Living Laboratory of Restoration and Conservation

Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary

Johnson Awarded as an Elective Member of the American Ornithologists’ Union

Exciting news coming out of Audubon Louisiana! Our Director of Bird Conservation, Erik Johnson, has been nominated and awarded as an Elective Member of the American Ornithologist's Union (AOU) - a recognition for significant contributions to ornithology and/or service to the AOU. This nomination and membership is a testament to Erik's tireless work and dedication to the field of ornithology.

This prestigious honor is even more significant, as this is the last "class" of Elective Members of the AOU due to the recent merging of the AOU and Cooper Ornithological Society (the two largest ornithological societies in North America) to form the American Ornithologists' Society (AOS). 

Congratulations, Erik!

Leveraging The Power of GIS for Conservation
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Leveraging The Power of GIS for Conservation

By leveraging the power of GIS, Geographic Information System, Audubon Louisiana can analyze, store and manipulate spatial data to help translate complex issues to a broader audience through mapping, graphs and other visual representations.

Meet the Audubon Louisiana Technicians Making Beaches Safe for the Birds
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Meet the Audubon Louisiana Technicians Making Beaches Safe for the Birds

Kelly Dempsey and Kiah Williams are Audubon Louisiana’s coastal bird technicians that reside in Grand Isle during the summer to band, observe and protect nesting shorebirds.

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