“The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary
Program is again developing its next bird calendar for Louisiana
to be distributed to birders for free. The 2012 calendar will
focus on 12 of the best birding sites across coastal Louisiana
We’re taking a different approach for 2012 because so many
recipients of past calendars have written us to tell us that they
are interested in coming to Louisiana to bird. So we decided to
take a break from developing calendars that give specific life
histories of a particular group of birds and do something a little
different. Of course the calendar will include beautiful
photographs of some of our most colorful friends as in the past.
Did you know that Louisiana’s geographic
position along major migratory pathways makes it an important
stopover for transient migrants; that Louisiana’s vast expanse of
marsh, swamp, and bottomland hardwoods makes this area important
to a number of nesting species of birds; that thousands upon
thousands of temperate migrants spend their winter months here in
Louisiana. They all depend on the productive habitats of
Louisiana where they feed, rest, and in some cases nest.
To increase awareness and appreciation for
Louisiana’s natural habitats, we are developing again this year a
calendar to be distributed to interested birders for free. This
calendar is designed to promote awareness of Louisiana’s birding
To obtain a copy of this calendar for free,
email us at
[email protected] and provide us with your name and address.
In the past we have partnered with the American Birding
Association to distribute the calendar to members of ABA, however
this year we are working with individual ornithological societies,
so ABA members are not guaranteed a copy of the calendar for
2009. So contact us directly. Don’t put it off. Contact us now
to ensure that you receive a copy of the 2012 calendar.