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Report an Illegal Shooting

Left: Mississippi Kite with gunshot injury

Swallow-tailed Kites, other raptors, Whooping Cranes, herons, egrets, ibis and other migratory birds are protected by state and federal laws. Be prepared if you are suddenly presented with information about a shooting incidence. The shooting location and the location of the injured/dead bird are crime scenes and should be treated as such. Leave the carcass where you found it and call enforcement immediately.
Right: Fractures from gunshot injury

Report any illegal migratory bird shootings using the toll free Louisiana Operation Game Thief hotline: 1-800-442-2511 or use LDWF’s tip411 program. To use the tip411 program, residents can text LADWF and their tip to 847411 or download the “LADWF Tips” iPhone and Android app from the Apple App Store or Google Play free of charge. The hotline and the tip411 are monitored 24 hours a day. Upon request, informants can remain anonymous. Anyone caught violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act can be charged with penalties of up to $15,000 and six months imprisonment. Selling or trading in migratory birds is a felony, bringing fines of up to $500,000 and two years in jail.


Birding and Ornithology

Report sightings of Whooping Cranes | http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/whooping-crane-reporting-form

Local Birding Guide:
Dr. Peter Yaukey
email: birding.made.easy.new.orleans@gmail.com
See brochure on right

A Birder's Guide to Louisiana by Gibbons, Breedlove and Lyon - a free, downloadable pdf file.
A Birder's Guide to Louisiana | http://www.aba.org/siteguides/la.html

Louisiana Ornithological Society | http://losbird.org/

Baton Rouge Audubon Society | http://www.braudubon.org/

LSU Louisiana Bird Resource Office | http://birdoffice.lsu.edu

Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration | http://grandisle.btnep.org/

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory | http://www.gcbo.org/

Woodlands Trail and Park | http://www.woodlandsconservancy.org//

Bird Louisiana | http://birdlouisiana.com/
For information about birding festivals, clubs, and organizations.

Birding Pal in Louisiana | http://www.birdingpal.org/la.htm
Free: Find local birders, clubs, etc.

From Trees to Fields: A Beginner’s Guide to Birdwatching |
Recommended by Emily, in the fifth grade, as a great resource for the beginner-birder.



Wildlife Conservation

The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana | http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/l...

Audubon Louisiana | http://la.audubon.org/

Louisiana Important Bird Areas | http://la.audubon.org/la-iba


Injured Wildlife

Find a wildlife rehabilitator near you:
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wildlife/rehab

The Louisiana Wildlife Rehabilitators Association web site will help you locate a licensed wildlife rehabilitator near you.

http://www.lawraonline.com/
Or call them on the Wildlife Emergency Line:
888-308-3922

The Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary is an experienced wildlife rehabilitation facility in Livingston.

http://www.wingsofhoperehab.org
Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary
20591 Abe Hoover Road
Livingston, LA 70754
(225) 698-3168

Clearwater Wildlife Sanctuary
Call (985) 630-1009 or email clearwaterwildlife@gmail.com for appointment. In conjunction with Dr. Emily Edwards, at Abita Veterinary Clinic, 21471 Hwy. 36, Abita Springs. Open for admissions M-F 9-5:30 and Sat 9-1pm.


Restoring Louisiana's Coastal Wetlands

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana | http://www.crcl.org/

America’s Wetland | http://www.americaswetland.com/

Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program | http://www.btnep.org/BTNEP/home.aspx

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana | http://coastal.louisiana.gov/
At this site you can access Louisiana’s Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast and also the LACPR Final Technical Report.

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