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The Club has adopted the swallow-tailed kite as its mascot bird. That's one of 'em on the Club jacket patch in the upper-left corner of this page.

If you'd like one, please contact Linda Beall, our Vice President and Keeper Of The Patches.

We are a small group of passionate birders, living in Slidell, Louisiana (across Lake Pontchartrain and a little to the east of New Orleans) and throughout the Northshore.

It all began in early 1994 when Peggy Siegert was approached by several other enthusiasts, following one of her canoe-trip group-learning experiences, and they all shared one of those "we ought to form a club" conversations. Since then, it has grown in size to about 60 members, including singles and couples, retired and working (or at least claiming to be) people, seniors and teenagers and interested people of every kind -- everyone from recognized experts to beginners just realizing the wonders of their own backyards. All the while, the Club has continued its close-knit family atmosphere, something you notice, right away, if you attend one of our meetings.

The range of interests and skill levels of the Club are what make it so compelling for all its members. It's a worn-out cliché, but there's "something for everyone", from socializing to really learning from knowledgeable experienced authorities.


We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at Grace Disciples of Christ Church, 975 Hwy 190 Service Road, Covington.

Click on this button for a map showing our meeting location.

(The 'Satellite' view with 'Show labels' displays the location best.)

Click To here in the white balloon to the right of "Get Directions", key in your location, and press Enter or click Go -- and you'll have a map with driving directions.

The church is located just south of the I-12/US190 intersection (I-12 exit 63) south of Covington (though you have to loop around the service road to get there). On US190, take the Fairway Drive exit toward Lakeview Regional Hospital and turn left (north) onto service road. Look for Atmosphere Movers on the right, then an up-lit white office building. The church's driveway is just past and adjacent to the building's driveway. (If you haven't been to the last meeting, it would be good to check with someone on our Contacts page, just in case the Church rescheduled our meeting day.)

Not always, but we often have speakers from universities, governmental agencies, or other sources of interest to members -- or sometimes slide shows by members -- and always good exchanges about the area's latest sightings.


Annual dues are $15 per individual or family (at a single address), and everyone renews in January (all memberships run for the calendar year). If you join after March, dues are pro-rated at $1.50 per month for the remainder of the year. Click here for more on joining our Club.


We publish our Club newsletter once a month, usually in time for members to receive it about a week before the monthly meeting. We welcome stories, ideas, and comments. If you have anything you would like us to publish, please contact Shannon Antoine at 985.882.6829 or by the 1st of the month.