We would be happy to apply your specific skills and interests toward the Bird Office's programs. Have an idea, want to help with a specific project? Contact us and let us know what you would like to do and we'll work to make your time rewarding.
We have a limited number of positions for student workers. We prefer to have students with an interest in science and birds. Student workers provide a significant contribution to our efforts working on data entry, website management, and archiving materials. Currently, students are working on digitizing 40 years of important bird records for Louisiana. We plan to begin the development of a Louisiana Bird Species hub, which will provide a web page summarizing the species in the state and links to supportive materials such as sound recordings, photography, and scientific publications.
We work closely with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on the Louisiana Bird Atlas project, the Gulf oil spill monitoring efforts, and eBird.
National Audubon Society's Important Bird Area program was launched from the Louisiana Bird Resource Office in 2006 and we continue to work with Audubon on several initiatives ranging from IBA's to coastal monitoring.
The Louisiana Bird Resource Office was started with generous donations from two supporters of the Museum that wanted to see more attention directed toward Louisiana birds. We believe they have received a high return on their philanthropic investment and continue to leverage the products from this initial seed money to continue our work.
If you would like to make a donation to help us advance our initiatives, please contact us. In addition to our administrative staff, we have a departmental development office that can help you find the best solution for your philanthropy.
To make a gift online, visit lsufoundation.org/givetoscience and fill out the form from the link. Choose "Other" as the fund and type "Bird Resource Fund" as a comment. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us and we'll get back with you promptly.
**Header image by Toddy Guidry**