A visit to south Louisiana will typically expose you to more birds than you might have thought existed. The highly productive Louisiana ecosystem supports more than 100 million migratory, nesting and wintering birds. Yes, that’s 1-0-0 million!
Of particular importance to many of these birds are Louisiana’s barrier islands. To get a sense of just how important these islands are, and to be momentarily transported away to a magical world, watch this wonderfully beautiful video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
If we don’t save critical habitat such as our barrier islands, what will happen to these magnificent birds?
Let our winged friends know you care and send your “Why Should We Save Coastal Louisiana?” submission to email@example.com today!
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If we don’t save coastal Louisiana, people won’t be only creatures to be impacted. Millions of birds spend part or all of their life cycle in south Louisiana. Our barrier islands, headland beaches, forested wetlands and upland forests provide critical shelter and food sources for migratory birds, many of which are rare, threatened and endangered species.
Without this critical habitat, our feathered friends will surely feel the effect. Let’s restore and preserve coastal Louisiana for the migratory birds that depend on coastal Louisiana.
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