Program

Presentation: Understanding Migratory Connectivity of Red Knots in Louisiana

Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pmBaton Rouge, Louisiana

Location Details

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's Education Center

10533 N. Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, 70810

Presentation: Understanding Migratory Connectivity of Red Knots in Louisiana

March 23, 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

Please RSVP to crystal.johnson.lsu@gmail.com

Baton Rouge Audubon Society presentation -  Thur. Mar. 23, 2017,  7:00 PM, Education Center 

Speakers: Delaina LeBlanc and Jed Pitre

Title: Understanding Migratory Connectivity of Red Knots (Calidris canutus) in Louisiana

Date and time:  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 - 8:00 PM  (Refreshments will be offered at 6:45 to 7:00 PM)

Location: Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's Education Center, 10533 N. Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Summary:   Occurrence of Red Knots (Calidris canutus) in the western Gulf of Mexico has been poorly understood until the past decade.  Marking and re-sighting efforts in Grand Isle and on the Caminada Headland since 2014, suggest that migratory connectivity is fairly strong among many of these birds.   Birds banded on Louisiana’s coast have been seen as far away as Chile.  Recent efforts include applications of tracking devices including nanotags and geolocators in an ongoing effort to learn Louisiana’s role in the life cycle of this species.

Please note that the location is NOT the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center.  It is the Education Center, which is located on a different street.  The address is  10533 N. Glenstone Place, which is a U-shaped street.  The Education Center is the building in the back corner with the swamp mural painted on the front.

Please RSVP to crystal.johnson.lsu@gmail.com so that we can add your name to the guest list.

Attendance is free for all BRAS Members, $3 at the door for non-BRAS Members and $2.50 for non-BRAS seniors (price of admission at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center). 

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