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.


September 2019

Fall Birding Basics Class - OLLI
Mondays - September 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 8am to 11 am at White Oak Estate and Gardens, 17660 George Oneal Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

This class is designed for the beginning bird watcher. It will consist of 4 weekly sessions. In the first session, you will be introduced to binoculars and field guides and basic information about birdwatching. The following three weeks, we will go on bird walks around the property and identify as many birds as possible. Bird walks may last up to 2 hours (at a very leisurely pace) so mobility is required. After the bird walks, we will review what we've seen and discuss tips and tricks for identifying birds by sight and sound. During the last class, I will offer resources and information on where and how to use your new birding skills. Binoculars and field guides will be provided during the class sessions.

This class will be offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). 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: Sept 9, 16, 23, and 30 (series of 4 classes -- runs for 4 consecutive Mondays)

TIME: 8:00 - 11:00AM

LOCATION: White Oak Estate and Gardens, 17660 George Oneal Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70817


Fall Birding Basics Class - Hilltop Arboretum
Mondays - September 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 7pm to 9pm. 4 Field Trips - Saturdays - Sept 14, 21, 28, and Oct 6 (Sunday).

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.

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

DATE: Mondays - September 9, 16, 23, and 30. Field Trips: Saturdays - Sept 14, 21, 28, and Oct 6 (Sunday).

TIME: 7:00 - 9:00PM for class. 7:30 to 10:30 am for Field Trips

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

FEE & REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-birding-basics-hilltop-tickets-62613311099 Fee is $50 plus Eventbrite surcharge.


Fall Birding Basics Class - Ponchatoula
Dates - Sept 11, 18, 25 and Oct 2. Wednesday morning 8am to 11am. at PARD gym on N. Hoover Rd., Ponchatoula

This class is designed for the beginning bird watcher. It will consist of 4 weekly sessions. In the first session, you will be introduced to binoculars and field guides and basic information about birdwatching. The following three weeks, we will go on bird walks around the property and identify as many birds as possible. Bird walks may last up to 2 hours (at a very leisurely pace) so mobility is required. After the bird walks, we will review what we've seen and discuss tips and tricks for identifying birds by sight and sound. During the last class, I will offer resources and information on where and how to use your new birding skills. Binoculars and field guides will be provided during the class sessions. Class is limited to 15 people.

DATE: Sept 11, 18, 25, and Oct 2

TIME: 8am to 11 am

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

Fee and Registration: Fee is $23.00 plus Eventbrite surcharge - total $24.86. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pard-fall-birding-class-tickets-62612704284 (Please note: if you are particularly interested in the class, but unable to pay the fee, please contact me directly: seejanebird@gmail.com)