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One Book One Community 2022: Atchafalaya Houseboat: Birds

2022 Community-Wide Reading Program

Birding Apps

Merlin Bird ID App

  • A FREE app created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that helps you identify and track birds.
  • You can identify a bird through their sounds, by taking a picture or answering questions in their step-by-step guide.


  • eBird is a FREE service that can be accessed by computer or an app on your smart phone.
  • eBird is among the world’s largest biodiversity-related science projects, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed annually by eBirders around the world.
  • Birders enter when, where, and how they went birding, and then fill out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard during the outing.
  • You can see real-time maps of species distribution and get alerts that let you know when species have been seen.

Online Bird Cams

  • Do some virtual birding with Cornell's Lab of Ornithology bird cams!
  • Here's one all the way in Panama at Canopy Lodge where they lay out fruit to attract some birds to the might even spot a squirrel or two!
  • You can even view cam highlights on their YouTube page.

Baton Rouge Audubon Society

Spring Migration Tips

"The six essential birding tips you need to make the most of the spring migration"
By Colette Dean, Contributing Writer.

Mar 10, 2022 [The Advocate Acadiana]

Birding in Louisiana

A great resource for all your Birding in Louisiana questions!

Find out about local clubs, organizations and festivals all in one website!

John James Audubon

"What Do We Do About John James Audubon?" (Spring 2021) By J. Drew Lanham, Contributor, Audubon Magazine

"The founding father of American birding soared on the wings of white privilege. The birding community and organizations that bear his name must grapple with this racist legacy to create a more just, inclusive world."