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Birding around Lake Charles

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The Creole Nature Trail is annually home to more than 400 bird species, making it one of the Top 10 Birding 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.

Area Birding Guides for the Advanced and Beginners

 True Birding Guide and Checklist to Calcasieu and Cameron Parish

New to birding? Check out our visual guide to commonly sited birds along the Creole Nature Trail.

Beginner's Birding Guide and Checklist

Birding List Search

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. Use the helpful interactive search and table below to find specific species and view their abundance during certain seasons. You can also download the bird list at the link below.

 Complete List of Birds by Season and Classification by Rarity

Recent Bird Sightings