Great Louisiana BirdFest 2014

Great Louisiana BirdFest 2014

March 20, 2014 by  
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The 18th annual Great Louisiana BirdFest takes place during the spring migration, offering the opportunity for birders to gather and share in the excitement of spotting many migrant bird species passing through south Louisiana…

Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration 2014

January 20, 2014 by  
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See songbirds in oak-hackberry woods, shorebirds and waders on beaches and in the marshes and raptors overhead. Grand Isle is an essential stop for songbirds during their spring and fall migrations…

Southeastern Kestrel Management on Fort Polk

September 10, 2013 by  
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In 1992, Fort Polk banded its first juvenile kestrels, which were from a nest located in an enlarged RCW cavity. The kestrel nest tree was within 100 feet of an RCW nest tree, which indicates that…

Southeastern American Kestrel in Louisiana

September 10, 2013 by  
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The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest member of the family Falconidae in North America. The American Kestrel can be identified by two distinct black streaks on each side of the head that contrast with the white throat and cheeks, and by a blue-gray patch encircling a rufous-colored spot on the top of the head…

Intrusion Costs Louisiana on Many Levels

May 5, 2010 by  
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Nearly 100 years ago, Theodore Roosevelt walked amongst the thousands of shorebirds nesting and roosting in the rookeries along the United States’ coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Due to his conservation efforts, and those of the conservationists of his time, Breton Island and the Chandeleur Islands, barrier islands off of the Louisiana coast, became protected habitats for shorebirds. The Breton National Wildlife Refuge was established during the presidential administration of Roosevelt, in 1904, and was subsequently visited by him in 1915.