Baton Rouge Audubon Society

Events & Calendar


Guided Bird Walks

Monthly bird walks guided by experienced birders 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. Bring your own binoculars. Meet in the parking lot at 7:00 am. $3 park admission fee.

Quarterly bird walks will be held on second Saturdays January 14, April 8, July 8, and October 14, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to about 11:30. These "Walks with Audubon" will take place at the Oakley Plantation, Audubon Historic Site, in St. Francisville, LA. They will be led by Darlene Reaves and Joy Loudon. Emails will be sent out ahead of time and registration is required in order to manage the number of participants. (See below about joining our mailing list).


Programs are held 6:30-8pm the second Thursday of each month (September through May) at the Bluebonnet Swamp education building (10533 Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge 70810) and via Zoom. Links to register for the Zoom programs will be sent to our email list and to the LABIRD email list. The program recordings will be stored on our YouTube channel Check back here for month-specific info!

Program dates and subjects

March 9, 2023 The fastest disappearing landmass on earth is occurring in the Barataria and Terrebonne estuaries causing a crisis for migrating birds and other wildlife and ecosystems. Natalie Waters with Barataria- Terrebonne National Estuary Program will share with us their phenomenal coastal restoration native planting efforts and their expanding volunteer program.

April 13, 2023 Special Event

Registration Required - Click Here

“Birding Without Borders” with Noah Stryker The Baton Rouge Audubon Society is proud to announce a talk by Noah Strycker, Associate Editor of Birding magazine, the official publication of the American Birding Association, and acclaimed author of Birding Without Borders, The Thing with Feathers, and co-author of the National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America. In 2015, bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus, car breakdowns, mudslides, torrential floods, skirted war zones, and . . . had the time of his life. Birding on seven continents and carrying only a pack on his back, Strycker enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick more than 6,000 species, including Adelie Penguins in Antarctica, a Harpy Eagle in Brazil, a Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Thailand, and a Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda.

This humorous and inspiring presentation about Strycker’s epic World Big Year will leave you with a new appreciation for the birds and birders of the world.

Noah's website:

This event will be held at the auditorium in the LSU College of the Coast and Environment building at 93 South Quad Drive, Baton Rouge.

Doors open for the event at 6pm with a social, book-signing and meet-and-greet opportunities. Refreshments will be served. Program starts at 7:30pm in the auditorium.

This program will not be broadcast via Zoom to encourage folks to attend in person and meet Noah!

May 11, 2023 Potluck dinner and social

Mailing list

Join our mailing list to be notified of our events and activities. Send an email to with your name in the body of the message to subscribe to our mailing list.

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. Monthly meetings will be held in person and will correspond with Louisiana Bird Observatory banding & monitoring sessions at Bluebonnet Swamp, probably on Sunday mornings. Specific times and subjects will be sent via email

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 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.

LOCATION: Sunday morning once a month at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge


Beginning Birding Classes are held each spring and fall and 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.

The Baton Rouge 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. Please try to attend all 4 classes and field trips.

  • Class will be limited to 15 people
  • Lecture will last 1.5 hours, bird walks about 1.5-3 hours. I will have binoculars to loan for the bird walks.

The Northshore class will consist of a series of 4 lectures with 4 field trips (weather permitting) immediately following lecture at the same location. Please try to attend all 4 classes and field trips.

  • Class will be limited to 15 people
  • Lecture will last 1.5 hours, bird walks about 1.5-3 hours. I will have binoculars to loan for the bird walks.

Information about registration for classes will be sent to our mailing list (see info above about how to join) or you may send questions to