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Birder's List

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
Last modified on Tuesday, 07 August 2018 15:59

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