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    Your turn: Birding in Louisiana

    LA bookThe 2013 issue of A Birder’s Guide to Travel features an article by Richard Gibbons titled “Bons temps, bons oiseaux en Louisiane”.  (That’s French for “Good times, good birds in Louisiana”.) Richard gives us a general overview of the state’s outdoor traditions and biogeography, before going deeper into target species and specific sites at which to find them. At the end of the article you will find excerpts from the recently-released birdfinding book: A Birder’s Guide to Louisiana, also authored by Richard, along with coauthors Roger Breedlove and Charles Lyon.

    If you’d like to see more of this excellent book than what’s printed in the magazine, you can get a full electronic copy for FREE online, thanks to the generous support of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Just click here! If you’d like a hard copy as well, we’ve got you covered! Those are available for purchase from our partners at Buteo Books.

     

    Do you have a favorite birding location in Louisiana you’d like to share? A comment or question about the article or the book? Please offer them in the comment section, below!

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    Yellow Rail is one of the target species for many birders who visit Louisiana. Photo © Michael Retter.

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    Michael Retter
    Michael L. P. Retter is the editor of the ABA's newest magazine, Birder's Guide. He also wears his ABA cap while working as a Technical Reviewer for Birding magazine. When not at home, Michael is often leading tours in Middle America (Mexico through Panama). He currently lives with his partner, Matt, in West Lafayette, Indiana. In his fleeting free time there, he pursues interests in horticulture (especially orchids), music, cooking, and numismatics. Michael also runs GBNA, the continent's informal club and email listserv for LGBT birders.
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