Located on both the Central and Mississippi Flyways, the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, known as Louisiana's Outback, plays a vital role in the lives of 300 bird species. Some of these winged wonders live here year-round, an ever-present flash and flurry of color in motion.
Louisiana's Outback also benefits from the little understood phenomenon of western birds migrating east in the winter. Several sites along the Creole Nature Trail rank among the best birding locations in the country.
Common Marsh & Water Birds
Cattle egrets, roseate spoonbills, neotropic cormorants; anhingas; great blue, tricolored, and little blue herons; great and snowy egrets; black-crowned and yellow-crowned night herons; white and white-faced ibises; king rails; American coots; common moorhens; purple gallinules; and black-necked stilts.
Click here for our Birding Guide of birds found in Southwest Louisiana.