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Birding in Lake Charles

The Creole Nature Trail is annually home to more than 400 bird species, making it one of the Top 10 Birding/Birdwatch Destinations in the country. Year-round you will be treated to a seemingly endless array of raptors, waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds residing in this lush environment. To experience our exotic birds and waterfowl up close, try Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours.

Guide IconClick here for our Birding Guide.

Population Peaks

During the fall, winter, and spring, the Creole Nature Trail bird population soars as hundreds of thousands of migrating birds make their annual migration following the Central and the Mississippi Flyways.

Report/View Sightings

To learn how to set up your own eBird account and start reporting your observations from the Creole Nature Trail, please click here.

Birding IconTo view observations reported to eBird from the Creole Nature Trail, please click here.



Birding Events

Birding Events

Join the Gulf Coast Bird Club for this birder's holiday tradition, Christmas Bird Count at Sabine Wildlife Refuge and neighboring spots.

History of the Christmas Bird Count: Read More →