Birds

Louisiana: Paradise for Birds and Birders

Roseate Spoonbill Photo: Lesley Ackman/Audubon Photography Awards

Louisiana is known for great diversity and tremendous concentrations of birds.

More than 470 bird species have been recorded within Louisiana's borders. Louisiana has many different types of habitat and therefore hosts a dazzling diversity of birds. And it's not just diversity -- Louisiana is also known for the sheer numbers of birds that flock to its waters and wetlands. Some waterbirds that are rare or thinly distributed elsewhere in the country assemble by the tens of thousands -- or even hundreds of thousands -- in Louisiana. Also, because of Louisiana's position on the Gulf Coast, it's a truly world-class place to view the spring and fall migration of countless warblers, buntings, grosbeaks, flycatchers, vireos, thrushes, and other Neotropical migrants.

Priority Birds of Louisiana
Priority Birds

Priority Birds of Louisiana

Audubon scientists identify bird species that are the focus of intensive conservation efforts in Louisiana.

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Northeast Louisiana Birding Guide
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Northeast Louisiana Birding Guide

Northeastern Louisiana offers some of the most unknown and exciting birding opportunities in the country.

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Southeast Louisiana Birding Guide
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Southeast Louisiana Birding Guide

This region continues to be a birding mecca, with an exceptional combination of barrier islands, bottomland hardwood forests, and coastal woodlands that together draw an amazing number of birds.

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Northwest Louisiana Birding Guide
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Northwest Louisiana Birding Guide

An amazing number of first state records have been found in the region, like Ringed Kingfisher, Gray Flycatcher, Cassin’s Sparrow, and Dusky-capped Flycatcher.

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Southwest Louisiana Birding Guide
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Southwest Louisiana Birding Guide

Southwestern Louisiana is perhaps the premier birding destination in Louisiana.

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John J. Audubon’s Birds of America
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John J. Audubon’s Birds of America

The life’s work of both a lover and observer of birds and nature.

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Birds In Louisiana

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