In an effort to further develop and promote the eco-cultural tourism assets of Louisiana, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, with the help of the Louisiana Office of Tourism, is starting a project to assess, evaluate, update, redesign, and potentially expand and/or reconfigure the Louisiana Birding Trails. The intent of this effort 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.
Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations. We received more than 300 nominated for consideration to include on the updated Louisiana Birding Trails. Our team is spending time in the field (through April of next year) checking out each nominated site to verify information, log additional instruction, take pictures, and record observations.
Once the on-site evaluation process is complete, our team will make recommendations to the Louisiana Office of Tourism for updated trails focusing on birding and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Check back to this site for future updates on the Louisiana Birding Trails project. We will host another series of community meetings in Summer 2022 to share our observations and recommendations. By the end of 2022, the Louisiana Office of Tourism will have all the recommended maps, trails, and content for creating a robust and dynamic website for consumers to learn more about Louisiana birding!
If you have any questions about this project, please use the email contact form.