Bluebonnet Bird Monitoring Project - bluebonnetbirdmonitoringproject
Welcome to BBMP!
In partnership with Baton Rouge Audubon Society, Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of Eastern Baton Rouge (BREC) and Louisiana State University, we initiated our first bird banding operation located in Baton Rouge called the Bluebonnet Bird Monitoring Project. BREC is providing access to their Bluebonnet Swamp 'conservation area' which comprises some of the last vestiges of mature bald-cypress swamp and adjacent upland forest in Baton Rouge. Two objectives guide the formative stages of our banding operation: (1) monitor resident and migrant bird populations using banding data combined with other census techniques and (2) provide extensive outreach and training opportunities for the community of Baton Rouge.
This site is dedicated to progressing our knowledge of bird molt in southern populations of birds. There is much to learn about bird molt in even common US birds, especially along the Gulf Coast where there are few year-round banding stations. One of our goals is to fill that gap while contributing to a broader knowledge of bird demography. Learn more about about our program at http://www.braudubon.org/bluebonnet-swamp-bird-monitoring.php
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge's premiere bird banding station
Meet at: 10533 N. Glenstone, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2858
HOME = Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, nets 1-15, East Baton Rouge Parish (30.370 N, 91.106 W)
BAMB = Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, located along the "bambi trails", East Baton Rouge Parish (30.369 N, 91.106 W)
RIVE = Riverwoods Subdivision, 2.5km N of Milton, LA, Lafayette Parish (30.126 N, 92.077 W)
PEVE = Baton Rouge Audubon Peveto Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cameron Parish (29.757 N, 93.602 W)
PISP = Palmetto Island State Park, near Abbeville, LA (29.862 N, 92.148 W)
RAIN = Paul J. Rainey Audubon Sanctuary, SE Vermilion Parish, LA (29.679 N, 92.206 W)
LDWF = LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, East Baton Rouge Parish (30.399 N, 91.126 W)
RNEF = Real Nature Environmental Farms, East Feliciana Parish (30.546 N, 91.090 W)
Usage and Copyright
All photos on this site are copyright of the photographer and expressed written consent must be given for any use of these photographs. Please contact Erik I. Johnson (ejohn33 AT lsu.edu) for more information.
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