John K. Flores
John K. Flores is an award-winning freelance outdoor/travel writer and nature photographer, with credits in regional and national magazines. He is the outdoor columnist for the Morgan City Daily Review, Franklin Banner-Tribune, and stmarynow.com, located in Louisiana. Flores has lectured and held photography exhibits on the “Art of Nature” and “Water and Nature” and has authored two books, Heart of a Hunter and Louisiana Birding: Stories on Strategy, Stewardship and Serendipity.
2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
Birding in Louisiana
3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Louisiana Birding: Stories on Strategy, Stewardship and Serendipity
From the bayous of the coast to prairies and rolling hills, Louisiana is home to a vibrant and thriving avian population. Herons, American goldfinches, snow geese and more call the state coastline home during the winter months. The music of neotropic songbirds like the parula and the prothonotary warbler fills the bayous every spring morning. Endangered species like the whooping crane and brown pelican have been reintroduced to the state to great success. The pragmatic conservation efforts of state, federal and private agencies not only led to the successful delisting of some endangered species of birds but also helped develop protocols for the future stewardship of others. Award-winning outdoor writer and photographer John Flores celebrates Louisiana's notable feathered inhabitants in their natural habitats.
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