Birding Program

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 $250. Acadiana Master Naturalist birders

Program dates are September/October through April/May of the following year.  To apply to the birding program, please click on the link below. If you have any questions, send an email to AMNBirding@ If you do not have email, call (337) 291-8448 so they can put you in touch with the birding director.

Click this link to access the application:

The tentative 2022-2023 Birding Program schedule is below:

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 2022 – 2023 Acadiana Master Naturalists Birding Class

09-23-2022 Introduction Nature Station

09-24-2022 WS-1 Nature Station Bill Fontenot

10-08-2022 WS-2 Atchafalaya Swamp tour/Indian Bayou/Oxbow Lake

11-12-2022 WS-3 LSU Ornithological Museum/Bluebonnet Swamp

12-10-2022 WS-4 Lacassine/Pintail Loop

12-14-2022 – 01-05-2023 Christmas Bird Count

01-14-2023 WS-5 Bird banding with Erik Johnson at Phyllis Griffard’s home

02-11-2023 WS-6 Avery Island/Jefferson Island

03-11-2023 WS-7 Woodworth – RCWP

03-25-2023 WS-8 Peveto Woods/Sabine

04-15-2023 Overnight trip to Peveto/High Island – Not paid for by AMN – more later

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