The   Louisiana  Parish  Checklist  Project 


This is a project undertaken by Rosemary Seidler to produce a checklist for each of Louisiana’s 64 parishes.

Resources include Shreveport’s Bird Study Group database, LBRC Reports, Dan Purrington’s The Birds of Souheastern Louisiana, Lowrey’s Louisiana Birds, eBird, and reports from birders throughout the state. I am particularly indebted to these birders who generously took the time to contribute to this project. These checklists do not necessarily reflect accepted records of the Louisiana Bird Records Committee but at least some attempt at consistency and reliability is used. It is intended to reflect the current records of bird sightings on file, somewhere, for each parish. It should be noted that these lists are far from all inclusive. Some parishes have been very well birded and reported, resulting in parish lists exceeding 400 species (Cameron). Other parishes have produced very few reports over the years and have lists well under 200 (St. Helena).

This is a work in progress. The important thing is to report species not on the list! Species in BOLD should also be reported to the Louisiana Bird Records Committee (LBRC Contact Rosemary Seidler if you have questions or problems accessing the files. The master spreadsheet for parishes is in EXCEL format. Each parish checklist is in Adobe Acrobat format.

Free Adobe Acrobat Reader can be found here.

Free Open Office software can be found here. Includes spreadsheet application.

Click here to view the master Excel spreadsheet for Louisiana parishes.

Click here to view a PDF with tables of number of species on each parish's checklist.

Click here to see a list of birds which have been seen in all of the 64 parishes.

Click on the parish of your choice to download the checklist for that parish.

Acadia East Baton Rouge Madison St. Landry
Allen East Carroll Morehouse St. Martin
Ascension East Feliciana Natchitoches St. Mary
Assumption Evangeline Orleans St. Tammany
Avoyelles Franklin Ouachita Tangipahoa
Beauregard Grant Plaquemines Tensas
Bienville Iberia Pointe Coupee Terrebonne
Bossier Iberville Rapides Union
Caddo Jackson Red River Vermilion
Calcasieu Jefferson Davis Richland Vernon
Caldwell Jefferson Sabine Washington
Cameron La Salle St. Bernard Webster
Catahoula Lafayette St. Charles West Baton Rouge
Claiborne Lafourche St. Helena West Carroll
Concordia Lincoln St. James West Feliciana
DeSoto Livingston St. John the Baptist Winn

Click here for a PDF with all 64 parish checklists.

White Pelican by Ronald Austin