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Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species–A Book Review

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Louisiana is a magical place to bird. At the same time I was ogling Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and Upland Sandpipers, Marybeth Lima was also birding Louisiana. The book focuses on two listing events: her 2012 Louisiana Big Year and her 2016 Louisiana 300 Year. ’ What was left to write about?

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Louisiana Waterthrush Photo Gallery

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One of the earliest wood-warblers to arrive each spring here in the northeast is the Louisiana Waterthrush ( Parkesia motacilla ). And though Louisiana Waterthrush prefer habitat with clear, rushing streams next to which to nest, while they are on migration they are much less picky and can be found in a variety of wet habitats.

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Birding Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana

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Louisiana is known for a lot of things. Louisiana, I do so love you for your birding opportunities! The post Birding Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Over the course of an hour, my husband and I wracked up almost 30 species, many of which were year birds for me.

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What is the State Bird of Louisiana?

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Brown Pelicans are quite popular in Louisiana. One of the state’s nicknames is “The Pelican State,” the bird is on the state’s flag, the state seal, the state painting (yes, apparently states have official paintings), as well as on one of Louisiana’s bicentennial coins.

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Big Whoop, Indeed: Whooping Cranes in Louisiana!

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For the first time in 75 years, a pair has successfully nested in Louisiana , producing not one but two fuzzy, wild-born chicks. Louisiana’s last wild Whoopers disappeared just after World War II. Photo by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. To keep up with the latest, check out the Whoopers’ Facebook page.

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Action Alert to Help Louisiana Tiger

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This is an awful story of a tiger kept captive at a horrible truck stop in Louisiana. The Animal Legal Defense League is trying to save it. Please visit this link and respond.

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What’s Going On

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It was also to be expected that the first passerine to turn up would be the Louisiana Waterthrush. These were two different Louisiana Waterthrushes , but with the same posing preference… dark and distant! The Laughing Gul l that turned up later that same day, however, was quite a surprise.

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