Baton Rouge Audubon Society

Events & Calendar

Ongoing


First Saturday Bird walks are on hold indefinitely due to Covid-19.

Normally these guided 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.

Programs are held 6:30-8pm the second Thursday of each month (September through May) at the Bluebonnet Swamp education building. Check back here for month-specific info!

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


KidsWhoBird Club

The KidsWhoBird club is a club designed for kids aged 9-16 who are interested in learning about birds. We are going to try having monthly online meetings until we can safely meet in person again. Although this club was designed for kids in the Baton Rouge area when we were meeting in person, I am going to open it up to kids anywhere in Louisiana since we will be meeting online.

Kids may join by sending me a request telling me why they want to join. (If your kid is younger than 9 but really into birds, I may grant an exception). A handwritten request is preferable. Drawings are encouraged. Email to seejanebird@gmail.com. All new members will receive a packet of membership material.

You will be added to the mailing list and emailed information about each meeting directly.

Agenda for each meeting:

  • Meet and Greet. Tell bird stories (time limited)
  • Presentation. Might be done by me or one of the other members.
  • Discussion
  • Assignment to do before the next meeting

LOCATION: Online via Zoom.


Birding Basics @ Hilltop Arboretum

Dates and Time: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2021. 6:30 to 8:30pm

Location: Hilltop Arboretum in Baton Rouge. Class will be in the large meeting room where we can space out. Bird walks will be on weekends at various locations around Baton Rouge

Description: Birding skills for the beginning birder

Have you ever seen a bird and wondered "what in the world" is that?!? And then you try to look it up and just get frustrated... If so, this class is for you! The class is taught by Jane Patterson, current President and Education chair for Baton Rouge Audubon Society. This class will cover the basics needed to get into birdwatching. We'll talk about binoculars and field guides and how to choose and use them. We'll talk about how to bring birds to your yard where you can see them up close. And we'll talk about how to take your newfound skills into the field.

NOTE If you have taken this class previously and are interested in taking it again, please email me so that I can place you on the waiting list. I'd like to give new folks a chance to sign up first.

This class will consist of a series of 4 lectures with 4 field trips (weather permitting) on the weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) after the class

  • Class will be limited to 12 people
  • Lecture portion of the class will be held in the large meeting room at Hilltop Arboretum so we can spread out (and wear masks)
  • Lecture will last 1.5 hours, bird walks about 1.5-3 hours. Face coverings will be worn by all during the field trips when you are close to anyone. I will have binoculars to loan, which you will sanitize prior to use with provided antibacterial wipes. However, it is advised that you purchase your own binoculars prior to a field trip if possible.
  • Anyone that feels sick on the day of field trip will be asked not to attend. If I feel ill, class will be cancelled. If I cancel class, refunds will be provided. Refunds will only be offered to students if cancellation is processed at least 7 days before class (so that I can attempt to fill the spot).

Cost: $50.00

Registration: : Please visit this link to register



Birding Basics in Tangipahoa Parish

Dates and Time: March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021. 8am to 11am

Location: PARD1 park on N. Hoover Rd. Ponchatoula. Class will be in the Events building where we can space out. Bird walks will be in the park.

Description: Birding skills for the beginning birder

Have you ever seen a bird and wondered "what in the world" is that?!? And then you try to look it up and just get frustrated... If so, this class is for you! The class is taught by Jane Patterson, current President and Education chair for Baton Rouge Audubon Society. This class will cover the basics needed to get into birdwatching. We'll talk about binoculars and field guides and how to choose and use them. We'll talk about how to bring birds to your yard where you can see them up close. And we'll talk about how to take your newfound skills into the field.

NOTE If you have taken this class previously and are interested in taking it again, please email me so that I can place you on the waiting list. I'd like to give new folks a chance to sign up first.

This class will consist of a series of 4 lectures with 4 field trips (weather permitting) on the same day as class.

  • Class will be limited to 12 people
  • Lecture portion of the class will be held in the Events building at PARD so we can spread out (and wear masks)
  • Class and Field trips will take place on WEEKDAY MORNINGS. Lecture will last 1-1.5 hours, bird walks about 1-1.5 hours. Face coverings will be worn by all during the field trips when you are close to anyone. I will have binoculars to loan, which you will sanitize prior to use with provided antibacterial wipes. However, it is advised that you purchase your own binoculars prior to a field trip if possible.
  • Anyone that feels sick on the day of field trip will be asked not to attend. If I feel ill, class will be cancelled. If I cancel class, refunds will be provided. Refunds will only be offered to students if cancellation is processed at least 7 days before class (so that I can attempt to fill the spot).

Cost: $20.00

Registration: : Please visit this link to register