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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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