Audubon Louisiana

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Photo: Kathrin Swoboda

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.

Conservation

Conservation

For more than a century Audubon has protected birds and their habitat for the benefit of humanity as well as the earth’s biodiversity.

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Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition
Conservation

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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Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary

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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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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Important Bird Areas

Saving Important Bird Areas

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

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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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Coastal Stewardship in Louisiana

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Our State's Birds

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Black Rail found at Rainey Sanctuary!

We’ve added one more Black Rail to our list – this one detected at our very own Paul J. Rainey Sanctuary in Vermilion Parish! This brings our tally to 8 Black Rails detected and 3 banded.
 

Audubon and National Geographic Declare 2018 as Year of the Bird
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Audubon and National Geographic Declare 2018 as Year of the Bird

More than 100 organizations join forces for 12 months of storytelling and science to examine how our changing environment is impacting birds around the globe.

Help Count Birds for Science during Audubon’s 118th Annual Christmas Bird Count
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Help Count Birds for Science during Audubon’s 118th Annual Christmas Bird Count

— Join the longest-running community science survey!
Birds, Nature and Healing
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Birds, Nature and Healing

Recognizing the importance of nature in healing, Sister Dolce ministers to the sick from around the world.

Climate Adaptation: WCS Announces $2.5 Million in Awards to 12 Conservation Organizations Across the US
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Climate Adaptation: WCS Announces $2.5 Million in Awards to 12 Conservation Organizations Across the US

— Audubon Louisiana awarded grant through Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Adaption Fund
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Audubon Louisiana Announces New Advisory Board Members

— Audubon Louisiana is pleased to announce the appointment of Van R. Mayhall, Jr. and Larry Avery to its advisory board.
Louisiana Is Restoring Its Barrier Islands to Defend Against Hurricanes and Rising Seas
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Louisiana Is Restoring Its Barrier Islands to Defend Against Hurricanes and Rising Seas

Funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are flowing into the state, financing unprecedented restoration work along its beleaguered coast—just in the nick of time.

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