North Louisiana Wildlife

Follow Us through the Forests and Wetlands

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. 


Species of Martins and Swallows


Species in North Louisiana in Spring

By The Numbers

Learn more about martins and swallows in North Louisiana.


Species in North Louisiana in Summer


Species in North Louisiana in Fall

Martins and Swallows

Adult barn swallow looking out majestically from a tree branch

Barn Swallows

You'll meet barn swallows near lakes in North Louisiana from mid-spring through early fall. These birds will likely be perched at the water's edge or soaring above the water at the shore.

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Tree swallow soaring through the sky

Tree Swallows

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Cliff swallow flying

Cliff Swallows

Cliff swallows pass through North Louisiana in the early fall, and many nest in lake-adjacent overpasses throughout the area. You'll likely meet them soaring above water or fluttering in or out of their mud nests.

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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.

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