Louisiana Birding Trail Meetings: Natchitoches on August 3

The Louisiana Office of Tourism has scheduled a series of statewide Louisiana Birding Trail meetings as a follow-up to the original meetings held across the state on July 12-16, 2021. This set of meetings is scheduled August 1-5, 2022 in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, Natchitoches and Shreveport.

Since the first meetings, much work on the Louisiana Birding Trail project has been completed. At these meetings, staff from the Louisiana Office of Tourism will present an update to the Louisiana Birding Trail project, such as birding site nominations; assessments of all nominated sites, presentation of the recommended birding trail sites and showing possible birding trail mapping and interpretive content for the website to be created.

The intent of the Louisiana Birding Trail project is to improve the visitors’ experience, maximize the value of Louisiana’s outdoor resources, open new visitor markets, and assist communities across the state to promote their respective areas to national and international visitors.

These public meetings allow for public feedback and input into the process and birding site recommendations. Upon approval of the recommended birding trails, birding sites, descriptions, maps and other content, the Louisiana Office of Tourism will use this information to construct a website to strategically market nature-based experiences focused on birding and outdoor recreation to domestic and international visitors.

Birding Trail Meeting Schedule

Monday, August 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Capitol Park Museum
660 North Fourth Street, Baton Rouge

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10:00 am
Clifton Chenier Center Town Hall Auditorium
220 W. Willow Street, Lafayette

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am
Natchitoches Events Center
750 2nd Street, Natchitoches

Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 10:00 am
Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
629 North Spring Street, Shreveport

Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:00 am
New Orleans Jazz Museum (Old US Mint)
400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans

For more information, please call Sharon Calcote at 225-342-8146.