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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.

Storyteller finds challenge in conservation
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Storyteller finds challenge in conservation

Nicholls State University alumna Harmony Hamilton sharpened her storytelling skills studying broadcast journalism, but now she’s putting it to use to promote the work of Audubon Louisiana.

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."

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