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The Louisiana Big Sit! – October 12, 2019
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The Louisiana Big Sit! – October 12, 2019

— Audubon Louisiana and Baton Rouge Audubon Society will be hosting four Big Sit! locations around the state
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.
Award-Winning Photographs on Display at EBR Main Library
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Award-Winning Photographs on Display at EBR Main Library

— Roadshow of 2018’s Best Avian Photography Coming to Baton Rouge
Audubon Announces Comprehensive Gulf Restoration Plan
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Audubon Announces Comprehensive Gulf Restoration Plan

— Audubon Louisiana will prioritize four coastal restoration projects, including the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, guiding over $1.4 billion dollars to critical, science-based restoration efforts to benefit bird species and ecosystems in Louisiana

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