Baton Rouge Audubon Society

Events & Calendar

Bird walks are held the first Saturday of each month at the Bluebonnet Swamp and Nature Center, located at 10503 North Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Click here for a map

No registration required.

Meet in the parking lot at 7:00 am. $3 park admission fee.

You can also view our Facebook events page for more information.

April Events

All About Hummingbirds

Join us for a program all about the tiny miracles that are our smallest birds; hummingbirds! We'll talk about their natural history, as well as how to attract them to your yard.

DATES:

April 8 @ Ponchatoula Library 6:30-7:30
April 10 @ Hammond Library 6:30 - 7:30

April Program

Please join us for the next Baton Rouge Audubon Society presentation. As always, you do not have to be member of BRAS to attend, so please feel free to share this announcement and bring a friend!

PRESENTATION TITLE: “eBird Basics”

PRESENTER: Matt Brady, Ph.D. Candidate, Louisiana State University

DESCRIPTION: Are you new to eBird? Have you been eBirding for a little bit, but still can't quite get the hang of it? Are you an experienced eBirder, but want to brush up on some basics? This is the talk for you! Matt Brady will help guide you through the beginning steps of eBird, from submitting a checklist to describing rarities.

DATE: Thursday, April 11

TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 PM; Refreshments offered 6:45 - 7:00 PM

LOCATION: BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's Education Building

10533 N. Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

*Please note that the location is NOT the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. It is the Education Building, which is located on the back corner of N. Glenstone Place, a U-shaped street off of Bluebonnet Blvd. The Education Building has a swamp mural painted on the front.

Attendance is free for all BRAS Members, $3 at the door for non-BRAS Members and $2.50 for non-BRAS seniors (price of admission at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center).

Please RSVP if you plan on attending (programs@braudubon.org) so that we can add your name to the guest list.

September 2019

Fall Birding Basics Class - OLLI
Dates to be announced

This series of 4 classes is designed for the person who is interested in birds but hasn't a clue what they're looking at. We will start with the basics: binoculars and field guides. Then we'll move on to tips and advice on bird identification. Finally, we'll finish up with resources you can use to find great birds all across the state of Louisiana (and beyond). But the real value from the class comes from the field trips that will be offered with each class. We'll see birds in the wild and learn to identify them.

A daytime class will be offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). This class will be held at White Oak Plantation from 8am to 11am. Lectures and field trips will be at the same location. Must be a member of OLLI. Fee will be charged.

Please see the OLLI class registration page to register: http://www.outreach.lsu.edu/Enrichment/OLLI-at-LSU

DATE: TBD runs for 4 consecutive Mondays .

TIME: 8:00 - 11:00AM

LOCATION: White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O'Neal Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70817


Fall Birding Basics Class - Hilltop Arboretum
Dates to be determined

The fee is $50 (Plus $3.08 Eventbrite registration fee) and covers all 4 classes as well as field trips.

This series of 4 classes is designed for the person who is interested in birds but hasn't a clue what they're looking at. We will start with the basics: binoculars and field guides. Then we'll move on to tips and advice on bird identification. Finally, we'll finish up with resources you can use to find great birds all across the state of Louisiana (and beyond). But the real value from the class comes from the field trips that will be offered with each class. We'll see birds in the wild and learn to identify them.

A Monday evening class will be from 7 to 9 pm at Hilltop Arboretum. Field trips for the evening class will be held the following weekends (either Saturday or Sunday).

Binoculars and field guides will be provided for participants. Class is limited to 15 people.

DATE: TBD - run for 4 consecutive Mondays

TIME: 7:00 - 9:00PM

LOCATION: Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810


Fall Birding Basics Class - Ponchatoula
Dates TBD

This set of 4 classes is designed for the person who is interested in birds but hasn't a clue what they're looking at. We will start with the basics: binoculars and field guides. Then we'll move on to tips and advice on bird identification. Finally, we'll finish up with resources you can use to find great birds all across the state of Louisiana (and beyond). Each class will include field trips that will be offered with each class. We'll see birds in the wild and learn to identify them.

Binoculars and field guides will be provided for participants. Class is limited to 15 people.

DATE: TBD - runs each week for 4 weeks total

TIME: First class 9-10:30 am. Subsequent classes 7-9:30am Bird Walk, 9-10:30 am class

LOCATION: Ponchatoula Area Recreation District 1 - Hoover Rd, Ponchatoula