Audubon Louisiana

Prothonotary Warbler Photo: Jane Patterson

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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101 years ago this week, Teddy Roosevelt made history in Louisiana
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101 years ago this week, Teddy Roosevelt made history in Louisiana

"This time he was out to lay his eyes on birds -- to visit the Louisiana coast under the auspices of the Audubon Society in the hopes of seeing first-hand what his 1904 executive order had accomplished."

Audubon Louisiana Asks for Public’s Help on Gulf Coast Beaches this Memorial Day Weekend
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Audubon Louisiana Asks for Public’s Help on Gulf Coast Beaches this Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, Audubon Louisiana is reminding Gulf Coast residents to be watchful for waterbirds that nest on beaches and barrier islands.

Tiny golden warblers travel from South America to Alabama's swamps
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Tiny golden warblers travel from South America to Alabama's swamps

Features Erik Johnson, Audubon La's Director of Bird Conservation

Birding in Louisiana
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Birding in Louisiana

Many of Louisiana’s best birding sites are within 50 miles or so of the Gulf Coast.

BP Settlement Money: No Robbing the Coastal Cookie Jar
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BP Settlement Money: No Robbing the Coastal Cookie Jar

The recovery funds from the recent settlement need to be used wisely—and ethically.

Douglas Meffert guest column: Time to protect coastal funding
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Douglas Meffert guest column: Time to protect coastal funding

How these funds are invested affects all of us, and we need to remain vigilant to ensure Louisiana-politics-as-usual don’t squander the opportunity the money provides.

Barrier Island Restoration: An Investment in Coastal Louisiana’s Future and for Nesting Seabirds
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Barrier Island Restoration: An Investment in Coastal Louisiana’s Future and for Nesting Seabirds

Louisiana Barrier Islands: A Coastal Restoration Success Story

How you can help, right now