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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Louisiana 119th CBC Summary
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Louisiana 119th CBC Summary

— During the 2018-2019 (119th) Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Louisiana birders for the first time conducted 30 counts, continuing a recent trend of CBC expansion and increased participation.
The Louisiana Big Sit! Summary 2019
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The Louisiana Big Sit! Summary 2019

— The Big Sit! is a zero-mileage, non-competitive, family-friendly tailgate party to celebrate the birds of your community.
The Louisiana Big Sit! October 12 & 13
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The Louisiana Big Sit! October 12 & 13

— Audubon Louisiana, Baton Rouge Audubon Society and Orleans Audubon Society will be hosting four Big Sit! locations across south Louisiana
Hurricane Barry was a close-call at the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary
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Hurricane Barry was a close-call at the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary

Tropical systems are an integral part of the south Louisiana ecology, and marshes and wildlife are resilient when appropriate conditions are maintained. Barry was a test of Audubon Louisiana's current efforts at the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary and an indication that techniques like these can reduce storm impact.

Coastal Louisiana – A Bird Paradise to be Saved, or Lost Forever?
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Coastal Louisiana – A Bird Paradise to be Saved, or Lost Forever?

A recent paper demonstrates just how significant coastal Louisiana is for supporting massive bird populations. Louisiana ranks #1 in population of Mottled Ducks, Royal Terns, Black Skimmers, Wilson’s Plovers, and many other important species. Louisiana even ranks #1 in the country for its state bird – the Brown Pelican – a species that was eradicated in the 1960s by DDT but is now flourishing due to reintroduction efforts and nesting island restoration.

Louisiana’s Land Loss Crisis Up Close
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Louisiana’s Land Loss Crisis Up Close

— Audubon goes on tour of the Louisiana Coast and sees Louisiana’s land loss crisis, and what that means for birds and people.

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