Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA), will host a brown bag lunch and learn lecture entitled, “Backyard Birding: A Discussion on Migratory Birds in the Red River National Wildlife Refuge” on Friday, Jan. 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Grand Ecore Visitor Center.
Guest lecturer Terri Jacobson from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Red River National Wildlife Refuge (RRNWR) will discuss migratory birds traveling through the RRNWR and demonstrate birdwatching techniques that can be used at home or in the field. Jacobson will also present information regarding the RRNWR’s Backyard Bird Count Program. “We are excited to be partnering with the Red River National Wildlife Refuge and invite locals and visitors to pack your lunch and join us as we learn more about the seasonal bird spotting opportunities in Natchitoches Parish,” remarked Steven Fullen, Director of Interpretation for CRNHA.
Red River NWR is located in the Red River Valley which historically was forested with bottomland hardwoods, cypress sloughs and shrub/scrub swamps, providing a variety of habitats for wildlife. Red River National Wildlife Refuge is made up of four units in the Red River Valley in northwestern Louisiana. Headquarters Unit in Bossier and Caddo Parishes, Bayou Pierre Unit in Desoto and Red River Parishes, Lower Cane Unit in Natchitoches Parish and Spanish Lake Lowlands in Natchitoches Parish.
The lecture is free, but space is limited. Registration can be made at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2770478. For questions contact Stephen Fullen at 318-356-5555.