It’s springtime at Camp Salmen Nature Park in Slidell, and birds

are making a great noise everywhere in the park to either call attention to themselves (for a mate) or expressing joy that winter is almost over. During the course of the year thousands of these winged beasts fly in and out of our 130 wooded acres or make the park their permanent home. Professional and amateur birders visit often and have inventoried the many species of birds sighted here in the checklist below. This is also a handout in our Main Pavilion and archived in the Nature Notes section of our web site. We are calling on all bird watching enthusiasts to use the handout to report any new species they might see so we can add them to the list.


Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron                 

Great Egret                                       

Black Vulture                                                

Turkey Vulture                                             

Wood Duck                                                   

Broad-winged Hawk                                    

Red-tailed Hawk                                           

Laughing Gull                                               

Ring-billed Gull                     

Mourning Dove                    

Yellow-billed Cuckoo                                   

Barred Owl                                                   

Chimney Swift                                              

Ruby-throated Hummingbird                                

Belted Kingfisher                             

Red-headed Woodpecker                           

Red-bellied Woodpecker     

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker                

Downy Woodpecker                        

Hairy Woodpecker                                       

Northern Flicker                   

Pileated Woodpecker                                              

Eastern Phoebe                    

Great Crested Flycatcher                             

White-eyed Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo                                 

Blue-headed Vireo               

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay                                 

American Crow                                             

Fish Crow                                                      

Tree Swallow                                                

Carolina Chickadee              

Tufted Titmouse                  

Brown-headed Nuthatch    

Carolina Wren                      

House Wren                                      

Ruby-crowned Kinglet        

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher                     

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin                    

Gray Catbird

Brown Thrasher                               

Cedar Waxwing                    

Orange-crowned Warbler   

N. Parula                                                       

Yellow-rumped Warbler     

Pine Warbler                                    

Kentucky Warbler                                       

Common Yellowthroat                                 

Hooded Warbler                                          

Northern Cardinal               

Summer Tanager                                         

Eastern Towhee                   

Field Sparrow                                                           

Savannah Sparrow                                      

Swamp Sparrow                   

Song Sparrow                                                           

White-throated Sparrow     

Indigo Bunting                                             

Red-winged Blackbird         

Common Grackle                  

Brown-headed Cowbird                              

American Goldfinch

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