Conclave 2013: Men's Bow Saw, Isaac Moore.
Faculty, Staff and Students gather for a get acquainted supper.
Reese Hall on South Campus.
Xi Sigma Pi Forestry National Honor Society Initiates.
School of Forestry Faculty and Staff.
Graduating seniors who are SAF members receive a free ring from Society of American Foresters.
Forestry Hosts FFA Career Development Event Every Fall.
Students are encouraged to create posters and enter them in poster competitions.
Every year our students volunteer to collect money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Faculty assist students with advising.

Forestry (BSF)

Bird Communities of the James Lake Birding Trail, 2008.



A census of breeding birds was taken 7 times at 3 established points along the James Lake Birding Trail from 18 May to 1 June 2008 according to procedures described in the study proposal. One fall census was conducted on 8 September. Winter 2008-09 censuses were initiated in December. Procedures and results of the study were employed to educate Louisiana Tech forestry and wildlife students.  



For the breeding bird censuses a mean of 15 species was detected per count. A total of 31 species were detected on all 7 counts.  The most abundant species detected in decreasing order of abundance were: American crow, northern cardinal, red-bellied woodpecker, northern mockingbird, Carolina wren, Red-winged blackbird, blue jay, tufted titmouse, white-eyed vireo, chimney swift, orchard oriole, eastern kingbird, yellow-billed cuckoo, wood duck, barn swallow, great blue heron, European starling, brown thrasher, Carolina chickadee, pileated woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, blue grosbeak, eastern bluebird, fish crow, red-shouldered hawk, yellow-breasted chat, yellow-throated vireo, common grackle, belted kingfisher, purple martin, and red-eyed vireo. Six of these species were detected on one fall count. The study continues.






James Dickson


Target Audiences

Recreational birders, Louisiana Tech students