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Old Monday 16th September 2013, 21:27   #1
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Louisiana birders ? Info please.

I'm thinking of planning a birding trip to Louisiana next April and would appreciate answers to a few questions:

1. What's the weather normally like at that time - temperature, rain, humidity?
2. Are mosquitoes and other bugs a problem then?
3. Is there an area of the state that encompasses the major habitats for the special birds of the region plus migrants? Two species I'm especially keen to see are Kentucky and Swainson's Warblers.

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Old Tuesday 24th December 2013, 07:39   #2
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Just saw this old thread but since it's asking about the future still...

1. Temperature varies but most of the time, mid 80s-low 90s. Humidity is normally high. If we're lucky, we get rain on or slightly off the coast that causes a fallout.
2. Mosquitoes can be quite bad in the woods. Long pants, long sleeves on a shirt and perhaps a bug net for the head. They usually aren't bad enough for the net until summer though.
3. Define special birds? What's special to you might be ho-hum to me since I've lived here all my life. Kentucky shouldn't be hard. I'd recommend a trip to the coast to see one. Swainson's is tougher. I rarely see them on the coast during migration and they might not have territories set up yet in April.
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Just saw this old thread but since it's asking about the future still...

1. Temperature varies but most of the time, mid 80s-low 90s. Humidity is normally high. If we're lucky, we get rain on or slightly off the coast that causes a fallout.
2. Mosquitoes can be quite bad in the woods. Long pants, long sleeves on a shirt and perhaps a bug net for the head. They usually aren't bad enough for the net until summer though.
3. Define special birds? What's special to you might be ho-hum to me since I've lived here all my life. Kentucky shouldn't be hard. I'd recommend a trip to the coast to see one. Swainson's is tougher. I rarely see them on the coast during migration and they might not have territories set up yet in April.
Thanks for your help. Sounds too hot for us so we'll look into states further north!
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