Date: 3/20/17 12:49 pm From: <crystal.johnson.lsu...> <crystal.johnson.lsu...> Subject: [LABIRD-L] REMINDER: BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center
REMINDER: BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center
Speakers: Delaina LeBlanc and Jed Pitre
Title: Understanding Migratory Connectivity of Red Knots *(Calidris
canutus)* in Louisiana
Date and time: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 - 8:00 PM (Note that this *new
date* is one week later than the original date of Mar. 16 announced
(Refreshments will be offered at 6:45 to 7:00 PM)
Location: Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's Education Center, *10533 N.
Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810*
Summary: Occurrence of Red Knots *(Calidris canutus)* in the western Gulf
of Mexico has been poorly understood until the past decade. Marking and
re-sighting efforts in Grand Isle and on the Caminada Headland since 2014,
suggest that migratory connectivity is fairly strong among many of these
birds. Birds banded on Louisiana’s coast have been seen as far away as
Chile. Recent efforts include applications of tracking devices including
nanotags and geolocators in an ongoing effort to learn Louisiana’s role in
the life cycle of this species.
Please note that the location is NOT the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. It
is the Education Center, which is located on a different street. The
address is *10533 N. Glenstone Place*, which is a U-shaped street. The
Education Center is the building in the back corner with the swamp mural
painted on the front.
Please RSVP to let me know if you will be attending (
<crystal.johnson.lsu...>) so that we can add your name to the guest
Attendance is free for all BRAS Members, $3 at the door for non-BRAS
Members and $2.50 for non-BRAS seniors (price of admission at the
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center).