The Acadiana Master Naturalist-Birding Program will take applications until filled. Our first two workshops are mostly instruction with some field time. Most of the other workshops are almost exclusively field time. The fee for the program is $200.
Program dates are August through May of the following year. To apply to the birding program, please visit our Birding Application Page. If you have any questions, send an email to AMNBirding@ gmail.com. If you do not have email, call (337) 291-8448 so they can put you in touch with the birding director.
SAMPLE BIRDING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
INTRO – early AUGUST (FRI) – 6-8PM – NATURE STATION
WORKSHOP 1 – late AUGUST – 7AM-1PM – NATURE STATION
WORKSHOP 2 – mid SEPTEMBER – 9AM-4PM – LSU MUSEUM IN BATON ROUGE AND LAKE MARTIN BOAT TOUR
WORKSHOP 3 – mid OCTOBER – 7:30-2PM – PALMETTO ISLAND STATE PARK BIRD BANDING AND INTRACOASTAL BIRDING
WORKSHOP 4 – mid NOVEMBER – 7:30-2PM – CADE FARM AND MATT’S PROPERTY
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS IN DECEMBER, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
WORKSHOP 5 & 6 – late JANUARY – 7:30AM UNTIL NEXT AFTERNOON – I-49 REST AREA, CHENYVILLE, WOODWORTH (OVERNIGHT)
WORKSHOP 7 – early MARCH – PINTAIL LOOP AND THORNWELL
WORKSHOP 8 & 9 – mid APRIL – TIME TBA – ROCKEFELLER, CAMERON PARISH (OVERNIGHT)
WORKSHOP 10 – mid MAY – 7AM-1PM – INDIAN BAYOU WILDLIFE AREA AND GRADUATION