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.

March 2019

Spring Birding Basics Class - OLLI
March 11, 18, 25 and April 1

These classes are 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.

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

DATE: Begins on March 11, 2019 and run for 4 consecutive Mondays (March 11, 18, 25, April 1).

TIME: 8:00 - 11:00AM

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


Spring Birding Basics Class - Hilltop Arboretum
March 11, 18, 25 and April 1

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

These classes are 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: Begins on March 11, 2019 and run for 4 consecutive Mondays (March 11, 18, 25, April 1).

TIME: 7:00 - 9:00PM

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


Spring Birding Basics Class - Ponchatoula
March 6, 13, 20, 27

These classes are 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: Begins on March 6 and runs each week for 4 weeks total (March 6, 13, 20, 27)

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


March Program

Please join us for the next Baton Rouge Audubon Society presentation in two weeks. 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: “Spills, Storms, Seaside Sparrows, and Marsh Rice Rats”

PRESENTER: Dr. Sabrina Taylor, Associate Professor, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University

DESCRIPTION: Dr. Taylor has been studying Seaside Sparrows and marsh rice rats in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Hurricane Isaac. Dr. Taylor, and her collaborators, have used several approaches to examine how these major ecological disturbances may have affected the sparrows and rats including studies of gene expression, diet, and reproductive success. Dr. Taylor’s talk will give an overview of their approaches, the results they have obtained, and their conclusions.

DATE: Thursday, March 14th

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.