Annual Bird Calendar
Beginning in 2006, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program started developing an annual bird/birding calendar that focussed on the southern part of Louisiana. The calendar not only included pictures of birds but also presented short storylines on some of the more contemporary bird/birding issues. The first calendar represented a hodgepodge of issues ranging from the importance of cheniers and their importance to migratory birds to the finding of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Arkansas and what that might mean to Louisiana to John James Audubon's time in Louisiana to Louisiana as a Migratory Crossroads for millions of birds each year. That first calendar was distributed across the country to members of the American Birding Association.
In the 2008 BTNEP Bird Calendar, Louisiana Raptors were shown in all of their amazing glory. The 2008 calendar, was distributed free and is still available for download, although the printed "hard copies" are all gone. To download the 2008 calendar click on the 2008 calendar cover above.
The 2007 calendar focused on Louisiana's wading birds including a little on life histories and Louisiana anecdotes. As with the 2006 calendar, the 2007 calendar was distributed free to members of the American Birding Association. However, many were distributed throughout Louisiana to those who requested it.
The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program is grateful to ConocoPhillips for their contribution and support for the printing and distribution of the 2007 and 2008 calendars.
2012 Birding Calendar
2011 Birding Calendar
Click HERE to download the 2009 Bird Calendar!