At A Glance
The locations in the badges are the biomes where we’ve met them (and where we think you’ll be most likely to come across them). That doesn’t mean they don’t hang out in other places.
By The Numbers
Learn more about birds in North Louisiana.
Starlings are invasive birds who migrated south from NYC. You'll find these Shakespearean invaders in trees over lakes, foraging on lawns. Like other blackbirds, starlings are usually somewhere near water.
You'll find mourning doves throughout North Louisiana year round. These common birds hang around forests -- especially in areas of the forest near meadows, wooded areas near lakes, towns, and yards. You're likely to see these doves on power lines.
Eurasian collared-doves live in North Louisiana year round. You're most likely to spot these doves hanging out on power lines in towns throughout the area. You'll also find them in state parks and lake landings throughout the area
You'll find great-crested flycatchers in North Louisiana during the spring, summer, and early fall. They like to hang out on branches and chase bugs through the skies.
Eastern wood-pewees hang out in wooded areas near water and in yards for most of the year. You'll see more of these flycatchers from mid-spring through mid-fall, probably as it hangs out on a branch.
Red-tailed hawks are the largest and most common hawks in North Louisiana. You'll meet these hawks near lakes, swamps, meadows, and even in yards year round. You're most likely to see them soaring through the sky.
These hawks are the most likely to be confused with their red-tailed cousins due to their similar body shape and size. You'll meet these slightly smaller hawks soaring over meadows or perched on a tree limbs.
Like many sparrows, dark-eyed juncos are winter visitors to North Louisiana. You're most likely to meet them as they forage along the ground in wooded areas near lakes.
This invasive species is loosely related to the other North Louisiana sparrows. You're most likely to meet them in towns. They particularly enjoy stoplights in North Central Louisiana university towns.
Blue-headed vireos come to North Louisiana in the winter, where they hang out in forests and yards. You're most likely to meet this vireo at forest edges and meadows near lakes.
Red-eyed vireos are common members of the North Louisiana bird community during the spring, summer, and early fall. You're most likely to meet them in a forest or your yard.
Philadelphia vireos pass through North Louisiana during spring and fall migration. During that time, you're most likely to meet them in your yard or in the forest. They'll likely be foraging in oak trees.
Warbling vireos hang out in North Louisiana in the warm spring, summer, and fall months. You're most likely to meet them where meadows meet the edge of the forest or in your yard.
Northern parulas spend the spring and summer months with us. You'll find these warblers in cypress and pine trees in forested areas near swamps and rivers. These birds will occasionally hang out in towns. When you meet them, they'll likely be singing from a perch.
Black & White Warblers
Black and white warblers live in North Louisiana in the spring, summer, and fall. These 1940s cartoon warblers hang out in forests and yards. You're most likely to meet them while they're chasing bugs on limbs.
Chestnut-sided warblers migrate through North Louisiana during the fall and spring. These warblers tend to make pitstops in meadows near forests and in yards. You're most likely to find these birds flitting around tree limbs.
Magnolia warblers migrate through North Louisiana in the spring and fall. You'll likely meet them in forests or your yard. Get a quick look. These birds are fast.
Pine warblers live in North Louisiana year round, although they are more common in the winter. As their name indicates, you're most likely to meet these birds in the pine trees in forests or your yard.
These migrants flit through North Louisiana during the spring and fall. Tennessee warblers hang out in forests, and that's where you'll likely find them...in a forest or in your yard.
Like northern parulas, American redstarts spend the spring and summer in North Louisiana. These warblers like hardwoods, and you'll find them hanging out in oak trees in forests and yards. You're most likely to catch them foraging on limbs.
Black-Throated Green Warblers
Black-throated green warblers migrate through North Louisiana in the fall and spring. You're likely to find them in forests near wetlands or your yard. They're likely to be flitting between limbs when you meet them.
Orange-crowned warblers winter in North Louisiana's forests and yards. They'll likely be foraging in bushes or low-hanging tree branches when you meet them.
Yellow-rumped warblers are common visitors to North Louisiana during the winter. These birds hang out in forests and yards, and you're likely to find them in the branches of your own trees.
Yellow-Shafted Northern Flickers
Yellow-shafted northern flickers live in North Louisiana year round. These large woodpeckers hang out in trees near meadows, especially those near swamps. You're most likely to meet a flicker in a wetlands area or in your yard.
Downy woodpeckers hang out in North Louisiana forests year round. When you meet them, they'll likely be searching for bugs in a tree.
Yellow-bellied sapsuckers arrive in North Louisiana in the early fall and hang out through the winter. You're likely to see these birds drilling a tree in search of snacks or hanging off a tree branch. They hang out in forests and yards.
Blue Jays and Crows
Chickadees and Titmice
Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers
Thrushes and Allies
Buntings, Cardinals, and Tanagers
Gnatcatchers, Nuthatches, and Waxwings
Visit Our Wildlife
Explore North Louisiana's Outdoors.
Learn about birds found throughout North Louisiana's national wildlife refuges, Kisatchie National Forest ranger districts, state wildlife management areas, and state parks.