Toledo Bend Birding Trail - LA Side

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Toledo Bend Birding TrailOur "Combined" Birding Trail

The Texas side of Toledo Bend Lake has a number of birding sites identified as part of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail - Big Thicket Loop.. Only those sites that are in proximity to Toledo Bend Lake are identified here. Additionally, sites from the Great Texas Wildlife Trails - Prairies & Pineywoods East are listed as well as from the Deep East Texas Birding Guide. Additionally, we have sites from the Louisiana Red River Birding Trail - Loop 3.

Toledo Bend Birding TrailToledo Bend Lake Area Birding Checklist

For a comprehensive Toledo Bend Lake Area Birding Checklist - CLICK HERE In addition to the checklist, there are links to pictures of many of the birds on the Webmaster's Gallery including many in-flight shots and sequences and lots more! The Webmaster's Gallery includes some excellent shots of birds from around Toledo Bend Lake - especially the Bald Eagles - Osprey catching White Bass - and shots of a Hawk's nest with the young, visit the Toledo Bend Gallery at Toledo-Bend.US


RRBT Site 23 - Rebel State Historic Site
RRBT Site 24 - Los Adaes State Historic Site
RRBT Site 25 - Fort Jessup State Historic Site
RRBT Site 26 - Hodges Gardens State Park
RRBT Site 27 - South Toledo Bend State Park
RRBT Site 28 - North Toledo Bend State Park
RRBT Site 29 - Converse Bay
RRBT Site 30 - Oak Ridge Park

RRBT Site 31 - Logansport Riverfront Park

This is a really nice place to visit just to be there. Have a picnic; throw in a line and do some fishing. Given the water and proximity of trees, of course it's a good place to see a veriety of birds, too. Logansport LA Riverfront Park on the Sabine River
Logansport LA Riverfront Park on the Sabine River Logansport LA Riverfront Park on the Sabine River
Logansport LA Riverfront Park on the Sabine River Logansport LA Riverfront Park on the Sabine River
Logansport LA Riverfront Park on the Sabine River Logansport LA Riverfront Park on the Sabine River
Logansport LA Riverfront Park on the Sabine River Logansport LA Riverfront Park on the Sabine River
RRBT Site 32 - Mansfield State Historic Site

Russell B Long Lock and DamRRBT Site 34 - Russell B. Long Lock & Dam

This site is located on the Red River, South of Shreveport, LA and East-South-East from Mansfield, LA.

Directions: From Lake End (Junction Highway 1 and 174): Go North on Highway 1 for 0.3 mile to Porters Island Road. Turn East on Porters Island Road, proceed 2.9 miles to lock/dam.

In the early spring this area has a large group of white pelicans that stay here (nesting?). Additionally, on Porters Island Road there are groups of ducks and other waterfowl to be found.

Louisiana Highway 1, over a distance of about 6 miles to the North of Lake End and about 12 miles to the South (nearly to Natchitoches) has a large number of various species of hawks to be seen just driving up and down the road. Additionally, in the south part, the flooded fields (rice?) have groups of various species of ducks.

Russell B Long Lock and Dam Russell B Long Lock and Dam
The lock and dam area attracts a number of fishermen year round. It's always a nice area to visit with a huge parking lot, modern restroom facilities, and a number of picnic shelters. Walk out part way to the generating station with a telephoto lens to get excellent shots of the birds on the water and flying to/from it! Russell B Long Lock and Dam
Russell B Long Lock and Dam Russell B Long Lock and Dam
Russell B Long Lock and Dam Porters Island Road
Porters Island Road, almost from the beginning, has a number of ponds and then areas to the lake created by the dam where birds abound.
Porters Island Road Porters Island Road
Porters Island Road Porters Island Road
All photos by Frank Dutton - Toledo-Bend.Com