Palmetto Island State Park currently serves as a bird monitoring station for the Baton Rouge Audubon Society’s Louisiana Bird Observatory. The Louisiana Bird Observatory (LABO) is a state-wide partnership of bird monitoring stations focused on promoting bird conservation through quality science and education. After its beginnings as the Bluebonnet Bird Monitoring Project, run in large part through volunteer leadership and support, LABO has grown to include several on-going collaborative projects with other organizations. The collection of avian demographic and community assemblage data through year-round censuses and bird banding to support conservation and management decisions form the core of their activities. In addition to developing quality science, LABO routinely provides training for students and outreach for visitors of all ages to help build a more bird friendly Louisiana. LABO conducts monthly bird bandings at Palmetto Island. It is an awesome opportunity for everyone, weather you are a serious bird watcher or someone who has a love of nature. To find out more about the Louisiana Bird Observatory (LABO), see pictures of beautiful birds and find out when they will be banding, look for them online or follow on Facebook. Be sure to sign-up to join their email list.
Pictures courtesy of L.A.B.O., Erik Johnson and Sandra Dehart
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