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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Today, Audubon Louisiana’s Avian Biologist Katie Percy presented at the Barataria Preserve Education Center at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Katie explained Audubon Louisiana’s Prothonotary Warbler nest box and geolocator research. Her presentation included detailed descriptions on how birds are banded, studied, how the geolocators worked and multiple maps and charts showing the migration patterns and nest successes. Katie also allowed the group to listen to the sound of the Prothonotary Warbler as she explained how the birds are caught and their nesting preferences.

Her presentation ended with the good news of the staff doubling the number of nest boxes monitored, the successful deployment of 22 geolocators this summer, and the hopes of implementing a new way of collecting data from the birds using nanotags which send VHF frequencies from the birds to a receiving tower. Information being gathered on these 22 “backpacking Prothonotary Warblers” will be available in the near future on la.audubon.org.

Audubon Perspectives: Witnessing Land-Building in Louisiana

Greetings! My name is Harmony Hamilton; I am Audubon Louisiana’s inaugural Walker Communications Fellow. In this role, I will be working with Audubon Louisiana staff and supporters to capture the impact the National Audubon Society and its partners are having on birds and people across Louisiana’s coast.

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion, just a few miles south of New Orleans, to see firsthand an area in coastal Louisiana that is actually gaining land and learn what implications this might have for a state losing land at an extremely rapid rate. Check out the video to see what is happening down there in the marsh.

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.

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