Toledo Bend Birding

We love bird watching, and Toledo Bend is a great place for that interest!

Our mild winters around Toledo Bend provide great opportunities to watch winter migrants.

Birding fulfills many of our basic criteria for what makes for good outdoor recreation. Birds appeal to our sense of beauty, their colors and plumages dazzling to the eye. You don't have to be rich to be a birder, maybe only have a pair of binoculars on hand. And you don't have to travel far, as there are usually many species to be seen in your own backyard.

For more birding information and photographs, visit our other websites ...

www.BackyardBirdlife.com

www.HummingbirdCentral.com

Bird Species Seen Around Toledo Bend

We see, and hear, a variety of species near the Lake:

Cardinal
Kestrel
Blue Jay
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Carolina Wren
Brown Headed Cowbird
Carolina Chickadee
Pileated Woodpecker
Brown Thrasher
Roadrunner
House Sparrow
Summer Tanager
White Throated Sparrow
Yellow-Breasted Chat
Tufted Titmouse
Yellow Rump Warbler
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Nuthatch
Downy Woodpecker
Pine Siskin
Flicker
Pine Warbler
Goldfinch
Chuck Wills Widow
Dark Eyed Junco
Baltimore Oriole
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
House Finch
Red Tailed Hawk
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Crow
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Bluebird
Painted Bunting
Great Blue Heron
Blackbird
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Mourning Dove
Eastern Phoebe
Mockingbird

 

Photographs from Around Toledo Bend and East Texas

Male Cardinal, up close and personal
Male Cardinal, up close and personal ... Tyler, Texas

Female Cardinal, feeding in winter
Female Cardinal, feeding in winter... Tyler, Texas

Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler

Goldfinch feeding in the snow of winter
Goldfinch in the Feeder ... Tyler Texas, January 2014

Goldfinch in the feeder, with a warbler watching nearby
Goldfinch in the feeder, with a warbler watching nearby ... East Texas, January 2014

The classic view of the Titmouse
The classic view of the Titmouse ... Tyler Texas, January 2014

Carolina Chickadee in East Texas
Carolina Chickadee in East Texas

Junco ... always glad to see this winter migrant!
Junco in East Texas ... always glad to see this winter migrant!

Male House Finch
Male House Finch

White Throated Sparrow ... a familiar winter migrant to Texas and Louisiana
White Throated Sparrow ... a familiar winter migrant to East Texas

Pileated Woodpecker in East Texas
Pileated Woodpecker in East Texas

Texas Roadrunner
Texas Roadrunner

Texas Bluejay
Texas Blue Jay

Bluebirds on a Birdbath
Bluebirds in East Texas

The majestic Hawk, on alert, looking for a nearby food source
Hawk south of Tyler Texas

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
photo of Hummingbirds grouped on crowded feeder

Baltimore Oriole on hummingbird feeder
photo of Baltimore Oriole on hummingbird feeder in Tyler Texas

Indigo Bunting and Painted Bunting
Indigo Bunting and Painted Bunting, East Texas

Red Bellied Woodpecker, with Downy Woodpecker
Red Bellied Woodpecker, with Downy Woodpecker

Friends at the Lake
Friends at the Lake

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