Birding Workshop Set For May 20

Donald Reed, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  5/5/2006 2:19:16 AM

News Release Distributed 05/04/06

Anyone interested in creating a favorable habitat for attracting non-game birds to their backyards and small wooded tracts should consider attending an LSU AgCenter educational workshop later this month.

The workshop, "Making Habitat for Non-Game Birds in Back Yards and Small Woodlots," is scheduled for May 20 at the School of Renewable Natural Resources building on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.

Check-in for the workshop begins at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a morning indoor program dealing with various topics related to the migration patterns of non-game birds, the role of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in bird conservation and specific ways to manage habitat for attracting birds.

The afternoon session will involve field trips to various backyard locations in the Baton Rouge area to view actual management practices put in place by individuals who have had great success in managing birds in their yards and gardens, according to LSU AgCenter wildlife specialist Dr. Don Reed.

The program will conclude back at the School of Renewable Natural Resources at 4 p.m.

The $25 registration fee for the program includes lunch, and the workshop is limited to the first 40 people to register.

A registration form can be obtained by going to www.rnr.lsu.edu and following the link to Non-game Bird Workshop or by e-mailing Dr. Charles Shilling at cshillling@agcenter.lsu.edu.

More information on the program also can be obtained by contacting Dr. Don Reed at (225) 683-5848 ordreed@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Co-sponsors for the program, along with the LSU AgCenter, include the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Forestry Association.

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Contact: Don Reed at (225) 683-5848 ordreed@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Tom Merrill at (225) 578-2263 or tmerrill@agcenter.lsu.edu

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