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Louisiana

I live outside of Campti Louisiana on Black Lake and see Bald eagles daily . This week alone i have witnessed 3 attempts at catching fish with 2 attempts good and 1 attempt caught on camera . I can see 2 nests from my porch from spotting scope. I believe there are 2 breeding pairs and 4 juvenile birds . Our first pair showed up around yr 2000 and they are wonderful to watch . I have people tell me they have never seen one in the wild and it amazes me and invite them out for bird watching 101 lol .
George Guin

Saw a bald eagle perched in tree on the side of Highway 136 just north of Fairbanks, La. on Feb. 3, 2019 8:15AM.
Danny Clay

My son and husband and I were headed to my grandma's on means lake in Harrisonburg Louisiana. The back water was up, we couldn't get there. We saw a beautiful eagle on side of a field in dry land . It stayed a while then flew to tree tops. We got pics. The best thing ever.
Weston , Gail and Caleb Bass. We now live in ball Louisiana

L Robideaux wrote the following: I see bald eagles almost daily circling and soaring above our neighborhood. I have seen up to six at a time. Much larger than hawks we see circling above. Must be around Tupawek Bayou or Ouachita River near our home.

Sara Wilson wrote the following: I saw one circling almost at eye level as I was driving on hwy 90 around Baldwin, LA. I've never seen one in real life before and he flew so close I could see him perfectly. Bright white head, orange beak. It was so majestic. I cried

Katie Schaefer wrote the following: I spotted a bald eagle flying over Lake Rosemound in St. Francisville, LA on Monday February 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm. It circled a few times and landed in a tall dead tree, rested a few minutes, and flew away again.

Jeff Williams wrote the following: I saw a. Bald Eagle soaring over the Mandeville City Hall 1/21/16. This is between the East Causeway Approach and 190. Mandeville, Louisiana.

Suzanne Cannon wrote the following: Very large male bald eagle flew 50 feet from house today Jan.13 2016.address is 9492 kimball road Livonia Louisiana.i have been feeding birds from feeders in backyard for years and have seen Hawks,but this eagle was larger than any I have ever seen in zoos.appeared very healthy.will try to photograph.have been hearing distinctive calls for last week befor sighting.

Katherine Tait wrote the following: Spotted a bald eagle flying low across Highway 90 in Morgan City, Louisiana on 12/28/2015 at around 5:15pm.

Jimr OliveR wrote the following: Saw one bald eagle on lake Powell in slidell, la

Ken Gremillion wrote the following: I have often seen a single Bald Eagle while traveling I-49 just south of Alexandria, Louisiana near the crossing of LA167 at Clearwater. I've never seen more than one there.

Alexandria Credeur wrote the following: I was parked on the Creole Nature Trail observing alligators off Highway 27 just north Little Chenier and I spotted a bald eagle perched in a cypress tree. As an egret flew by, it startled the eagle and it took off south towards Cameron, LA.

St. Rose Louisiana
Spotted a bald eagle perched in a tree of I10/ 310 interstate near my house.
Belinda Battistella

Just saw a bald eagle sitting on top of a utility pole about 5 miles south of the Coushatta Casino, Kinner, LA on US 165.
Garry and Judy Newton

Just spotted a bald eagle flying around river road in St. Rose, Louisiana.
B Battistella

1/7/15
Saw a bald eagle flying northward overhead this afternoon. Location is Woodridge subdivision, off Hwy 22 between Madisonville and Mandeville. This part of the neighborhood borders on swampy pine scrub and marsh towards the south, then Lake Pontchartrain. Eagle was probably flying from this swampy region near the lake?
Jonathan Rotondo-McCord
Mandeville, LA 70471

On 12/24/2014, I spotted a bald eagle perched in a sycamore tree about half a mile north of the Lauberge Casino on the River Road heading south from Baton Rouge. It was on the river side of the levee.
Richard Chauvin, Jr.

I saw a bald eagle In New Orleans around noon 12/9/2014 flying high on thermals. I was at the intersection of Broadway and Earhart waiting for the traffic light to change when I spotted him. I pulled over to a safe parking spot and watched for about ten minutes as the eagle flew around in circles above me.
J. Kopfler

Two bald eagles circling over elementary school near west metairie ave and release st in metairie Louisiana. About 60 3rd graders were able to see them.
G Zemog

I have seeing 2 adult bald eagles flying over Alexandria and Pineville, Louisiana where there are lake and Red River since first sighted on September 24, 2014. Last year December, I saw young, juvenile and adults bald eagles flying over same area as this year.
Wanda Miller

We are shooting a TV show in lower St Bernard, La on Bayou Road and have seen one large bald eagle for the past two days, hovering above our set.
Preston Trahan
February 14 & 15, 2014

I spotted a bald eagle yesterday, February 7, 2014, first on the ground close to the water...Longlake in South Shreveport. It was very cold with snow and sleet earlier. The eagle was startled and flew back toward our house then West. There were many heron, snowy egrets and cormorants feeding at the time. About 15 minutes later, the eagle flew back over heading east.
Mary Ellen Jayroe

2/6/2014 eagle was sighted in new Iberia Louisiana flying down the bayou teche over the lewis street bridge. This is about 1 mile from last sighting a week ago on 1/28/2014.
K Guillory

01/28/14, late afternoon, New Iberia, Louisiana, extremely cold and sleeting-bald eagle sighted directly behind Iberia Medical Center gliding above Bayou Teche.
B. Boyer

I spotted a bald eagle at dusk this evening in a swamp island near the Tchfuncte River on Del Oaks Dr.(Del Oaks Subdivision), Madisonville, LA. I live across the street from this location.
John Kennedy

I spotted one sitting in a tree as I was merging south onto Hwy 71 from I 49 near Alexandria, LA.
Tanya Lueder

Driving south of I49, on to highway 71 just south of Alexandria I noticed a bald eagle about 50 feet above the highway, as I looked back in my mirror to note where it was heading, I noticed another much larger bald eagle soar across the trees behind it! An Awesome sight indeed, as I have never seen one around here in 23 years. I am located in Rapides Parish, Alexandria, Louisiana
M Pearice

On Saturday, December 28, 2013, I spotted a bald eagle about 50 feet south of Highway 190, a quarter of a mile East of Kinder. The eagle was in a small puddle and did not seem to mind the passing traffic. After taking several pictures, I decided to get my mother and show her. She lives in Kinder also. By the time we reached the area again the eagle was gone. But I spotted it in a nearby tree about 75 feet from the highway. It was perched midway in a large oak that stood alone in the field. The eagle was quite large.
Carolyn Manuel

Driving on Highway 90 near the Amelia Bridge on Dec 21 we saw an eagle soaring above.
Courtney Lebouef

Bald Eagle sited Wed. Dec. 18, 2013 in Houma Louisiana just off Coteau Road in the tree at: 29.617481, -90.684371.
Mark Robson

I am an amateur birder that loves birds of prey. My family and I visited the New Orleans, Louisiana area during late November and spotted two bald eagles both of which were about half an hour away from the city. The first was a largish adult that we spotted over I-310 South driving towards Laura Plantation at around 8:45 am. The second one was an immature Bald Eagle that we saw flying over us at close proximity at Barataria National Preserve. This was around 10:00 am. The sightings were on November 29th and 30th, respectively. Having never seen any species of eagle, seeing two bald eagles in two days was amazing.
Gautam Iyer

Lake St. John, Concordia Parish, Louisiana, Nov. 25th, 2013, 0733 CST
Melissa Morrison

I spotted a bald eagle on Sunday October 27, 2013 at approximately 10 am in Kolin, La, about 5 miles south of Pineville, La on J A Whelan Road. I saw it on the ground and it flew off as my vehicle approached. It then flew app 150 feet into the edge of the woods just off of the road.
George Lamartiniere

Black Bayou Reservoir Area
Benton, La 71006
9/15/2013 approximately 7:30am
David Russell Doyal

West Monroe, Louisiana 9/14/2013…just flying above our garage sale off of Trenton Street.=
Molly Schermerhorn

My parents live on the amite river diversion canal and spotted a bald eagle at the top of a tree in a lot across the street in St Amant La.!
Lisa Primeaux

one eagle seen two different occasions in february soaring over francos sport club on highway 22 in mandeville, la. one seen yesterday, feb 15, flying over interstate 12, east of highway 1088.
Scott White

Saw a Bald Eagle yesterday, February 4, 2013 just south of the Black River Lock and Dam on the Concordia Parish side of the Black River. It was perched overlooking a crowd of White Pelicans (about 400) about an hour before sunset.
Modie Mascagni
Vidalia, La/Natchez, Ms

Louisiana. February 2, 2013
Was driving along Highway 90 in St. Charles Parish between Des allemand and Paradis when I saw a latge raptor circling in the distance. Initially thought it was a vulture, but as I got closer I could see the distinct white head and tail feathers. The eagle was circling around an open field for atkeast 10 min. I knew there were nests in South Louisiana, buy this was my first siting in the wild. Exciting, hope to spot more.

Murthy Muthmuswamy

A Bald Eagle flew over my work today. He was very low, approx. 40 feet up. Made 5 or 6 small circles looking at us. He was low enough to see him look at all 5 of us in the yard. I have seen many species of birds there, KingFishers, Swallow-Tailed Kites, Red-Tailed Hawks but never in my 7 years, a Bald Eagle. This has to be a good sign for their numbers in Louisiana.
Sighting location: Mandeville, La. 70471
Gary Meade

We have a 17 acre lake in front of our home in Denham Springs, LA (Livingston Parish). It attracts ducks, geese and evidently a bald eagle, spotted this morning. It sat for a few minutes, long enough for me to grab my camera and snap a pic!! We've lived here almost 7 years and its the first time to see one. Very exciting!!
Hollie Price

January 21, 2013 (Inauguration Day!): I spotted a bald eagle high in a tree along Highway 171 between Anacoco and Many. It was so large, we could see it a mile away, only we were much closer when we realized we were looking at an eagle and not a very large hawk or buzzard. We felt so privileged to actually spot one, since they are so rare in this area, especially a mature eagle with it's white "crown".
Teresa Hunt

I had bald eagle land in a tree about 75 yards from my deer stand on 1/12/13. It was carrying part of a small animal carcass and stayed in the tree only a minute or so before flying off. The lease is in Iberville Parish near Plaquemine, LA about 3 miles south of LA Highway 75.
Randall Jones

12/21/2012 2:01 pm Flying low over Southland Mall area, Houma, LA
Jim Guidry

My husband and I saw a bald eagle flying in New Iberia, Louisiana. It was actually in town near Main street, flying over the Bayou Teche.
Lacey Fontenot

November 11, 2012 I saw a Bald Eagle soaring above my home in Alton,La just south of Pearl River.
This morning November 14, 2012 it was back again..I could hear it's screech as I watched it circle the area. What an amazing sight to behold!!
B Broom

Spotted a bald eagle flying on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain noon today - flying low along the levee.
Barbara Hebert=

November 2, 2012 in the early morning I spotted a Bald Eagle sitting in a large Oak tree at the back of My property. It had caught a large Nutria and was eating it there. It stayed for several hours eating.
It left and returned to the same tree and limb several times during the next 3 days. I was able to view it with my telescope on several occasions. I live less than 3 miles due north of lake Ramsey where the other sighting was reported. I have not seen it return for two or three days now.
Bill Harris
Folsom, La. Off Bennett Bridge Road

I was sitting on my deck outside when a bald eagle flew right over my house the next morning I saw one again what a beautiful sight the sighting was the lake ramsey area in covington 10/18/12
Julie vitari

While sitting on my porch near Morgan City, LA. on 10/13/12, I heard this loud screeching noise, and as I looked up into my pine tree, there they were. A male and a female Bald Eagle. Just pretty as can be perched high atop my pine tree in the front yard. I sat and watched them until sunset, just cleaning themselves, scratching and making the most unbelievable sounds. To see them that close up was amazing.
Rhonda Wade

On the morning of September 12, 2012, I spotted a bald eagle hunting for fish along the Lake Ponchartrain levee in Metairie, LA. Coordinates of the sighting were 30.021286,-90.166683, but as there are no suitable nesting sights nearby (a suburban neighborhood with few tall trees abuts the levee), I suspect this visitor was just passing through.
Darryl Roy

On Feb. 21st around 11 am I spotted a bald Eagle flying in North Lake Charles by Goos Blvd. I had a friend in the car who saw it also. It was really great to see one. I had not seen an eagle in over 17 plus years.
Matthew Hardy

While traveling LA 1 coming from Alexandria, on January 28, 2012, I sighted a bald eagle flying along side the Morganza Spillway. At the time I just thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. But after a quick seach online I found this sight. I had no idea we had bald eagles in Louisiana. Very beautiful creatures, I plan to go back to the Spillway when I have more time to spare.
Sarah Johnson Ballard

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