Latin: Protonotaria citrea
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.
For more than a century Audubon has protected birds and their habitat for the benefit of humanity as well as the earth’s biodiversity.
The Mississippi River Delta ecosystem and coastal Louisiana support 100 million migratory, nesting and wintering birds.
The National Audubon Society has owned the 26,000-acre Paul J Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in southwest Louisiana since 1924.
Audubon scientists identify bird species that are the focus of intensive conservation efforts in Louisiana.
For migratory birds, Louisiana is the southernmost welcome center along the Mississippi Flyway.
Audubon’s presence in Louisiana dates back to the earliest days of the conservation movement.
Birds need YOU! Get involved in helping to preserve our birds and their habitats today. There is something for everyone!
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