This 54-page site guide:

  • Describes 16 of the best publicly accessible birding locations in Caddo, Bossier, and Red River Parishes,

  • Provides directions to the selected sites (maps included),

  • Provides brief summaries of birds that can be seen at the selected sites, and

  • Includes the form used by the BSG to report bird sightings.

Birding Hot Spots
of
Northwestern Louisiana
Second Edition
Revised in 2004

Download Here  (5.51MB)

Printed Publication available for a $5.00 donation

($7.00 if mailed).

Email, write, or call:

Attn: Hot Spots
Museum of Life Sciences
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115-23990

(318) 797-5338

Now! our Hotspots may also be ordered from The American Birding Association.  It is in their paper catalog and they also have it listed on their web page.  See the link at the bottom of this page.

This site guide describes sixteen of the best publicly accessible birding locations in Caddo, Bossier, and Red River Parishes.

The guide provides directions to the selected sites and brief summaries of birds that can be seen in the favorite birding locations known to the Bird Study Group in northwestern Louisiana. The 16 sites chosen were based on public accessibility, quality of birding, and numbers of bird records in the LSUS Museum of Life Sciences bird database.

The guide was written by the following members of the Bird Study Group of the Shreveport Society for Nature Study, Inc.: Paul Dickson, Laurence M. Hardy, Hubert Hervey, James L. Ingold, A. Bradley McPherson, Nancy M. Menasco, Larry R. Raymond (chairman), Jeff F. Trahan, and Bill Wood.

It is our hope that this guide will provide the information needed to find the best birding spots in northwestern Louisiana. Finding, identifying, and enjoying the birds at these sites is all up to you. A seasonal occurrence chart is available on the BSG website. Good luck and good birding!

Other good areas for which the Bird Study Group has records are known. At some time in the future, after more data is collected, several of these sites might be added as Hotspots.

Bird Study Group
Museum of Life Sciences
One University Place
Shreveport. LA 71115-2399

Published October 24, 1997 (First Edition)
Published May 21, 2004 (Second Edition)
Copyright: May 21, 2004

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BSG Birding Hot Spot
No. 10

Red River Education & Research Park
(C. Bickham Dickson Park)

 

Located in southwestern Shreveport near the intersection of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop (LA 3132) and E. 70th St. (LA 511). If you are traveling on I-49, take exit 199 and the Bert Kouns Industrial Loop east to the entrance of the park


Hot Spots Legend
  1. Bodcau Bayou Wildlife Area
  2. Black Bayou, Noah Tyson Park, Robert Nance Park
  3. Red River
  4. Caddo Lake, Horace Downs Park, Earl Williamson Park
  5. Cypress-Black Bayou Recreation Area
  6. Soda Lake Wildlife Management Area/Wildlife Refuge
  7. Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
  8. Cross Lake
  9. Clyde Fant Parkway
  10. Red River Research and Education Park
  11. Red River Research Station
  12. Loggy Bayou Wildlife Management Area
  13. Eddie B. Jones Park
  14. Bishop Point Recreation Area
  15. Yearwood Road Area
  16. Red River Lock and Dam No. 4

 

Download a copy of our Hotspots Here  (5.51MB)

 Our printed publication is available for a $5.00 donation ($7.00 if mailed).

Our Hotspots may also be ordered from The American Birding Association as they have it listed on their web page:
 http://www.abasales.com/index.php?main_page=pubs_product_book_info&cPath=19_25_68&products_id=2135
It is also in their paper catalog. 

N. Louisiana Picture                    For more information, e-mail, write, or call the BSG at:                   N. Louisiana Picture

Attn: Hot Spots
Museum of Life Sciences
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115-23990

(318) 797-5338



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