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.

May Events

May 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!

Our spring potluck and elections meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th. Please bring a dish to share. We usually have 25 to 30 people attend the gathering.

We will be holding our annual elections. Nominees for the board have still to be announced. If you are interested in serving as an officer of BR Audubon, please let Jane know (president@braudubon.org).

Following the potluck and elections we will host a final presentation before the summer break. Please join us for good food and a virtual birding tour around Cuba!

PRESENTATION TITLE: “Cuba: Birds, Cars and Cigars”

PRESENTER: Joelle Finley & Ken Harris

DESCRIPTION: Join Joelle Finley, Ken Harris and Jane Patterson on their latest adventure to Cuba, a land so close but yet so far. We will visit the Bay of Pigs in search of Cuba's 26 endemic species including the world’s smallest bird, the Bee Hummingbird, and the bird that inspired the colors of the Cuban flag, the Cuban Trogon. Tour Old Havana, a couple of historic towns, and visit one of the Keys with shimmering turquoise water.

DATE: Thursday, May 9 th

TIME: Potluck 6:00 – 6:45; Elections 6:45; Presentation 7:00 – 8:00 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