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Slaty-capped Flycatcher,©Dan Lane

16 Apr YBCU [Stephen Pagans ]
16 Apr YBCU [Christine ]
16 Apr Fwd: eBird Report - Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Apr 16, 2014 [Bill Wood ]
16 Apr Peveto Bird Banding (15-April) [jared wolfe ]
16 Apr Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Apr 16, 2014 [Wendy Rihner ]
16 Apr Re: City Park is alive! [Claire Thomas ]
16 Apr City Park is alive! [Wendy Rihner ]
15 Apr Grand Isle today [Marybeth Lima ]
15 Apr Grand Isle today [Mary Mehaffey ]
15 Apr Re: Our Whooping Cranes have EGGS! [Claire Thomas ]
15 Apr notice to all yahoo subscribers on LABIRD ["James V. Remsen, Jr." ]
15 Apr Re: Junco [Terry Davis ]
15 Apr Cameron Parish, LA, Apr 15, 2014 [Michael Musumeche ]
15 Apr Junco [John Dillon ]
15 Apr Our Whooping Cranes have EGGS! [Jane Patterson ]
15 Apr Migrants in Baton Rouge [Winston and Linda Caillouet ]
15 Apr Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration list ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
15 Apr Outlaw Kingfishers [Kelby Ouchley ]
15 Apr Re: Indigo Bunting Fallout on Chase Court, Mandeville [Malise Prieto ]
15 Apr Two Mississippi Kite in Rayne [Donna Bordelon ]
14 Apr Re: Bad Day at Black Rock??? - Tentative list for Cameron Trip 4/11/14 list [Gary Meyers ]
14 Apr Fwd: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April 2014 ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
14 Apr Re: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April 2014 ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
14 Apr Re: FOS Mississippi Kite [Christine ]
14 Apr FOS Mississippi Kite [Thomas Sylvest ]
14 Apr Re: Least Terns ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
14 Apr Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April 2014 ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
14 Apr Summer tanagers [janine robin ]
14 Apr Fourchon, yesterday [dan purrington ]
14 Apr NEXRAD [dan purrington ]
14 Apr Re: [bsg] Fw: eBird Report - Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Apr 12, 2014 [Paul Dickson ]
14 Apr Re: Least Terns [Peter H Yaukey ]
14 Apr Delivery problems [Carolsfoil ]
13 Apr Re: Least Terns [Jay V Huner ]
14 Apr Re: Least Terns [James Bishop ]
13 Apr Good Day in Central Louisiana - Cotile Recreation Area Patch, Apr 13, 2014 [Jay V Huner ]
13 Apr Fwd: [LABIRD-L] consistent LABIRD delivery problems with Yahoo -- explained ["James V. Remsen, Jr." ]
13 Apr Re: consistent LABIRD delivery problems with Yahoo, bellsouth, aol.com, att.net, comcast, hotmail ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
13 Apr consistent LABIRD delivery problems with Yahoo, bellsouth, aol.com, att.net, comcast, hotmail ["James V. Remsen, Jr." ]
13 Apr Claiborne Parish highlights [John Dillon ]
13 Apr Least Terns [Judson Lassiter ]
13 Apr Re: More Swainson's Hawks [Jane Patterson ]
13 Apr More Swainson's Hawks [Jane Patterson ]
13 Apr RED RIVEFR WLR, Bossier Parish Sightings [Bill Wood ]
13 Apr Dudley the Wood Duck Chick [thomas finnie ]
13 Apr observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/13 [John Arvin ]
13 Apr Slow birding at Peveto [Jane Patterson ]
13 Apr Great-backed Gull Grand Isle State Park ["Dan O'Malley" ]
13 Apr Fw: eBird Report - Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Apr 12, 2014 [Terry Davis ]
13 Apr Re: Bad Day at Black Rock??? - Tentative list for Cameron Trip 4/11/14 list [Paul Conover ]
12 Apr Bad Day at Black Rock??? - Tentative list for Cameron Trip 4/11/14 list [Jay V Huner ]
12 Apr Re: No warblers ["James V. Remsen, Jr." ]
12 Apr Glaucous Gull - Plaquemines Parish [Cameron Rutt ]
12 Apr Re: To Cameron and Back Again. [Paul Conover ]
12 Apr To Cameron and Back Again. [Jonathan Clark ]
12 Apr No warblers [Roselie Overby ]
11 Apr Re: Twenty-five species of warblers, Greater Scaup - Grand Isle (4/6) [David Muth ]
11 Apr Indigo Buntings [David Courville ]
10 Apr Please Report Swallow-tailed kite Sightings to Jennifer Coulson [Jennifer Coulson ]
10 Apr observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/10 [John Arvin ]
10 Apr BWHA [janine robin ]
9 Apr Algiers Pt. Mini? Fallout [Eric Liffmann ]
9 Apr observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/9 [John Arvin ]
9 Apr Intracoastal Canal Bridge area, Hwy 319, Apr 9, 2014 [Michael Musumeche ]
9 Apr Orchard Orioles, etc [Jonathan Clark ]
9 Apr Honey Island Swamp St Tammany parish Checklist and pics from 4/7/14 [janine robin ]
9 Apr Purple Martin, Blue-winged Teal [Elias ]
9 Apr Buff-breasted Sandpipers Sentell Road area north Caddo Parish 4-8-14 [Charles Lyon ]
8 Apr BRAS Presentation this Thursday (10-April)! [jared wolfe ]
8 Apr An Awesome Hummer Moment! ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
8 Apr Multiple Swainson's warblers [janine robin ]
8 Apr whip-poor-will ["Shively, Steve -FS" ]
7 Apr Twenty-five species of warblers, Greater Scaup - Grand Isle (4/6) [Cameron Rutt ]
7 Apr Upland Sandpipers Caspiana area NW LA 4-7-14 [Charles Lyon ]
7 Apr Neotropical Songbirds Trickling into Central Louisiana - Lost Bayou Bottoms, Apr 7, 2014 [Jay V Huner ]
7 Apr Cameron Parish, LA, Apr 7, 2014 [Michael Musumeche ]

Subject: YBCU
From: Stephen Pagans <slp_4-7 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:05:38 -0700
On 4-12 I think I heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo call about three times and 
listed it on my report for D'Arbonne NWR in Union Parish. It was a bit distant 
but not terribly. Icould not immediately focus on the bird when I first heard 
it so by the time I did it was a bit late. I blame it on echoic 
memory,concentration on something else, or just being caught by supriserather 
than inattentiveness. I don't know what else would have made a call like I 
heard but have now decided that it was not a solid enough connection with it to 
list it. So, I have deleted it. 

Subject: YBCU
From: Christine <cjkooi AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:25:32 -0500
Just heard the FOS Yellow-billed Cuckoo high in the live oaks here in the 
Garden District. 


Christine Kooi
Baton Rouge
 		 	   		  
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Apr 16, 2014
From: Bill Wood <labirder11 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:16:04 +0000
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org
To: labirder11 AT comcast.net
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:14:40 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Apr 16, 
2014 


Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Red River, US-LA
Apr 16, 2014 8:10 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Cold, temps mid 30's and windy at start.
27 species

Blue-winged Teal  6
Great Egret  8
Snowy Egret  12
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Greater Yellowlegs  12
Lesser Yellowlegs  4
Upland Sandpiper  1
Wilson's Snipe  3
Mourning Dove  2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Purple Martin  12
Barn Swallow  4
Marsh Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Northern Mockingbird  8
Common Yellowthroat  1
White-throated Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  7
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Brown-headed Cowbird  25

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17918731 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Peveto Bird Banding (15-April)
From: jared wolfe <jdwolfe80 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:02:44 -0700
Louisiana Bird Observatory coordinated our annual spring banding event at 
Peveto Woods yesterday (15-April). Despite a brisk northerly wind, migrant 
diversity was relatively high. We operated nine nets and captured 23 species of 
birds including: Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Blue-winged 
Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Black-and-white 
Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Swainson’s Thrush, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 
White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Wood Thrush, Painted Bunting, Lincoln’s 
Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, House Wren, Red-eyed Vireo, White-eyed 
Vireo, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-pewee, Northern Cardinal.  


Audiovisual surveys documented 122 species of bird including a White-winged 
Scoter spotted off-shore by Matt Brady and Oscar Johnson, Lesser Nighthawk and 
22 species of warbler (not including a Brewster’s Warbler).  


Photos from the day have been uploaded to Louisiana Bird Observatory’s 
facebook site: www.facebook.com/labirdobservatory 


You can read more about Louisiana Bird Observatory at our website: 
http://braudubon.org/labo/ 


Happy Birding!

-- 

Jared Wolfe, MSc

PhD Candidate
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Apr 16, 2014
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:11:04 -0500
Labird:

Chilly temps for sure, but birds were quite active and several species
singing to beat the band.  But the highlights were the Bay-breasted, the
Cerulean and the several Blackburnian warblers.

Wendy Rihner

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: 
Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Apr 16, 2014
To: wrihner AT gmail.com


City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, US-LA
Apr 16, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Evelyn Almquist and I very birdy, slight breeze, chilly temps
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Great Egret  1
Cattle Egret  1
Laughing Gull  1
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  6     One male in courtship display, U-shaped
dance
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  4
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  6
Fish Crow  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  1
Cedar Waxwing  7
Louisiana/Northern Waterthrush  1     heard only as I walked into forest
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  5
Hooded Warbler  3
Cerulean Warbler  1
Northern Parula  3
Bay-breasted Warbler  1     1 male seen by 6 of us
Blackburnian Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  5
Summer Tanager  10
Scarlet Tanager  6
Northern Cardinal  12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting  20
Baltimore Oriole  1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17916504

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: City Park is alive!
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:36:14 -0400
Wendy,

Where in City Park?

On 2014-04-16 09:09, Wendy Rihner wrote:
> Bay-breasted, Cerulean,  Blackburnian,  Chestnut -sided, et al
> 
> Wendy Rihner
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: City Park is alive!
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:09:27 -0500
Bay-breasted, Cerulean,  Blackburnian,  Chestnut -sided, et al

Wendy Rihner

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Grand Isle today
From: Marybeth Lima <marybeth.lima AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:36:17 -0500
FYI Mary and Janine (and others), there was some warbler action in the
Landry/Leblanc tract today in the late morning (~11:00 am)--the woods were
generally devoid of birds, but were flocked in two or three places in the
woods. I had 2 hoodeds, a blue-winged, a black and white, a black-throated
green, an American redstart, and a palm.

A group of birders said that they had a flock of blue-wings and
chestnut-sided, but I never found that flock. Most folks in the woods that
I ran into had seen at least some warblers (someone had a worm-eating as
well)--I returned to the woods later in the afternoon and found no warblers.

There were decent numbers of gray catbirds, summer tanagers, and
ruby-throated hummers in the woods.

Marybeth
Subject: Grand Isle today
From: Mary Mehaffey <m11mehaffey AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:05:24 -0500
Absolutely NO warblers seen today by Janine and I and not by anyone else we ran 
onto! No thrushes either, but some beautiful Baltimore Oriole males, E Kingbird 
and Blue Grosbeaks, Summer Tanager, Indigo and Painted Buntings and only WE 
Vireos. The wind was extreme! 

Mary

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Our Whooping Cranes have EGGS!
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:54:29 -0500
Thats FANTASTIC!

Claire Thomas
Mandeville, LA 70471
Covington Quad
claire AT clairedthomas.com



On Apr 15, 2014, at 7:08 PM, Jane Patterson  wrote:

> Just found this article from LDWF that announced that a pair of our new
> Whooping Crane flock has produced eggs!  First in Louisiana in over 70
> years.  Truly an auspicious occasion!
> 
> http://www.wlf.la.gov/news/37592
> 
> --Jane Patterson
> Baton Rouge
Subject: notice to all yahoo subscribers on LABIRD
From: "James V. Remsen, Jr." <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:31:05 -0500
LABIRD: those of you with Yahoo addresses - - your LABIRD messages are being 
rejecting by all other yahoo addresses as well as other systems that evidently 
have adopted these new features (MSN, AIM, AOL, Hotmail, Comcast, Rocketmail). 
If you can't get Yahoo to fix this, I'm going to have to set all these accounts 
to NO MAIL, which will allow you to read but not post. I'll give this about a 
week. Sorry, but your messages are not only being missed by a substantial 
portion of LABIRD, but I also have to deal with the bounced messages 


=================
Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najamesLSU.edu
Subject: Re: Junco
From: Terry Davis <trdavis22 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:15:44 -0700
John, Good luck with that! Thanks for reminding me to tack on a few recent 
finds, although nothing out of the ordinary. I've got a gazillion (well, around 
100- ~1/3 alt males) American Goldfinch at my feeders- but definitely no 
remaining juncos. A male Chipping Sparrow lingered and was last seen on 
Saturday 4/12. The resident male Baltimore Oriole showed up that same afternoon 
at my mother's house- in the neighboring pecan. Fos Indigo Bunting were two 
males here at my apartment feeders on 4/10. I was very surprised at missing 
them at Yates on 04/12- but Charlie had them there later in the day. A lone 
Nashville Warbler was heard singing from pecans on Airline Drive in Bossier 
yesterday- 04/14. Charlie reported one from RRNWR Pintail/Nabors on 04/12. Of 
course Yates rarely has any decent warbler movements in Spring............(; 


Terry
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:35 PM, John Dillon  
wrote: 

 
Saw a junco at my parents' place in Homer last week, so I gave my mom the 
assignment to photograph any juncos after that one. She got a very passable 
shot of one today on the patio. The latest date I saw in eBird was April 19 
(looking at you, Terry Davis!), so I'm hoping for a new late date. With 
tonight's Twilight Zone mid-April freese warning, I'm optimistic. Everyone 
should be on the lookout. 


John Dillon
Athens, LA

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Cameron Parish, LA, Apr 15, 2014
From: Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:42:01 -0500
LaBirders,

Today I birded Peveto Woods and Willow Island.  I was expecting a nice 
fallout to be produced by the severe storms of last night and strong north 
winds today.  It didn't happen but there was enough activity to keep things 
interesting.

Mike

Cameron Parish, LA, Cameron, US-LA
Apr 15, 2014 7:15 AM - 3:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
30.0 mile(s)
104 species

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 


Fulvous Whistling-Duck  8
Mottled Duck  4
Blue-winged Teal  11
Lesser Scaup  7
White-winged Scoter  1     Large brownish sea duck appearing to be an adult 
female, large white secondaries shown as it "stretched".
Neotropic Cormorant  13
Brown Pelican  23
Great Egret  31
Snowy Egret  27
Little Blue Heron  6
Tricolored Heron  18
Cattle Egret  141
Green Heron  19
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  5
White Ibis  16
White-faced Ibis  11
Roseate Spoonbill  5
Black Vulture  6
Turkey Vulture  5
Osprey  1
Swainson's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  1
Black-necked Stilt  88
American Avocet  145
Black-bellied Plover  5
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  5
Willet  21
Lesser Yellowlegs  18
Ruddy Turnstone  1
Stilt Sandpiper  71
Sanderling  44
Bonaparte's Gull  6
Laughing Gull  875
Ring-billed Gull  12
Herring Gull  17
Least Tern  21
Caspian Tern  1
Black Tern  1
Forster's Tern  375
Royal Tern  64
White-winged Dove  6
Mourning Dove  15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  4
Lesser Nighthawk  1     Small nighthawk resting on branch ~5 meters away, 
buffy bars at base of primaries and with many buffy lateral spots.

Chuck-will's-widow  1
Chimney Swift  2
Belted Kingfisher  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Merlin  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  29     1x1 count
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  22
Loggerhead Shrike  2
White-eyed Vireo  16
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  3     1x1 count
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  4
Purple Martin  27
Tree Swallow  280
Barn Swallow  58
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
Wood Thrush  1
Gray Catbird  11     1x1 count
Brown Thrasher  9
Northern Mockingbird  11
European Starling  31
Blue-winged Warbler  5
Golden-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  14
Tennessee Warbler  17     1x1 count
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Kentucky Warbler  6
Hooded Warbler  11
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  10
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Savannah Sparrow  3
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  11
Summer Tanager  10
Northern Cardinal  9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  5
Indigo Bunting  58
Red-winged Blackbird  51
Boat-tailed Grackle  51
Great-tailed Grackle  8
Brown-headed Cowbird  14
Orchard Oriole  29
Baltimore Oriole  12     1x1 count

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17911592

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Mike Musumeche
New Iberia, LA 70560
mjmusumeche AT cox.net 
Subject: Junco
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:35:34 -0500
Saw a junco at my parents' place in Homer last week, so I gave my mom the 
assignment to photograph any juncos after that one. She got a very passable 
shot of one today on the patio. The latest date I saw in eBird was April 19 
(looking at you, Terry Davis!), so I'm hoping for a new late date. With 
tonight's Twilight Zone mid-April freese warning, I'm optimistic. Everyone 
should be on the lookout. 


John Dillon
Athens, LA

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Our Whooping Cranes have EGGS!
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:08:27 -0500
Just found this article from LDWF that announced that a pair of our new
Whooping Crane flock has produced eggs!  First in Louisiana in over 70
years.  Truly an auspicious occasion!

http://www.wlf.la.gov/news/37592

--Jane Patterson
Baton Rouge
Subject: Migrants in Baton Rouge
From: Winston and Linda Caillouet <lincwinc AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:06:03 -0500
I checked one of my close-to-home spots this morning in hopes of seeing some 
migrants.  The wooded area is on the northern edge of the old Briarwood Golf 
Course.  I have had good success before after severe thunderstorms like we 
had late yesterday and last night,
but today was my best trip.  My list included the following:
Great-crested Fly
Scarlet Tanager
Summer Tanager
Painting Bunting
Indigo Bunting    about 35
Tennessee Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Redstart
Black and white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Green Heron
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Winston Caillouet
Baton Rouge
Subject: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration list
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:53:11 -0500
Labird-
     Below is an updated list from last weekend's festival at Grand Isle
(11-13 April 2014).  Thanks to those who responded with additions to the
list.  Please send more if you have them.  The list is currently at 155,
which is pretty good considering that weather conditions were not
particularly conducive to migrant fallouts.  Twenty-three species of
warblers reported over the 3 day period is quite impressive.

      Some personal highlights:

--83 Magnificent Frigatebirds on Saturday, 80 of which were concentrated at
the Sanddollar Marina area moving N-S out of the bay.  Mixed adult males,
adult females, and immatures.  Seems way early for such numbers.

--male Lesser Nighthawk between Birch and Willow streets (near Bradbury
residence) on Saturday.  Thanks go to Molly Richard and Patti Holland for
relocating the bird (after it was flushed by Cardiff/Dittmann) so that it
could be observed by many other birders on Saturday PM. There are at least
5 previous spring reports for Grand Isle between 1957 and 1991, but I'm not
sure if any of those were photo-documented.

--a "black-crowned morph" adult female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the
Grilleta Tract on Saturday

--presumed wintering Least Flycatcher at the north end of Sureway Woods on
Sunday.  This bird was showing head molt.

--male Cerulean Warbler on Friday; had not seen a Cerulean in several years.

Cheers,

Steve Cardiff
##############################

Gadwall

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Lesser Scaup

Redhead

Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe

Magnificent Frigatebird

Double-crested Cormorant

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

White Ibis

Osprey

Northern Harrier

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Clapper Rail

Sora

Purple Gallinule

American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

American Oystercatcher

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover

Wilson’s Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Piping Plover

Killdeer

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Willet

Lesser Yellowlegs

Upland Sandpiper

Whimbrel

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Red Knot

Stilt Sandpiper

Sanderling

Dunlin

Baird’s Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Least Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

Forster’s Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Black Skimmer

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

American Kestrel

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Least Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

House Wren

Sedge Wren

Marsh Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

*Catharus* thrush sp.

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Brown Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Ovenbird

Worm-eating Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush

Blue-winged Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Swainson’s Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Kentucky Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

American Redstart

Cerulean Warbler

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Savannah Sparrow

Nelson’s Sparrow

Seaside Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

House Sparrow
Subject: Outlaw Kingfishers
From: Kelby Ouchley <rockybranch AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:39:04 -0500
I came across an interesting anecdote in the Dec. 11, 1914 issue of the Tensas 
Gazette that stated kingfishers were legally considered outlaw birds in 
Louisiana (and thus legal to shoot) when they nested in levees. I wonder if 
there are documented cases of levee failure as a result of kingfisher burrows. 
If so, we best keep this information close! 


Kelby Ouchley
Rocky Branch, Louisiana
Subject: Re: Indigo Bunting Fallout on Chase Court, Mandeville
From: Malise Prieto <madameclerk AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:20:02 -0700
My husband and I just counted 82 Indigo Buntings in my yard, plus 2 Painted 
Males and a M & F Blue Grosbeak & a Prothonotary Warbler in my back and side 
yard. That was a conservative count of the INBU, the females are blending in 
with the leaves. They are blanketing the yard, eating grass seeds, on feeders, 
in shrubs and trees. : ) 



Malise Prieto
Mandeville, LA



________________________________
Subject: Two Mississippi Kite in Rayne
From: Donna Bordelon <dnabldn AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:06:31 -0500
    Saw first kites flying over Rayne Sunday afternoon.

        Donna Bordelon
Subject: Re: Bad Day at Black Rock??? - Tentative list for Cameron Trip 4/11/14 list
From: Gary Meyers <verga13 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:52:19 -0500
Photos of woodpecker  AT  Pevito Woods, taken 03/29/2014

Also saw a Downy the same day.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/123135672 AT N04/13814285735/in/photostream/
Subject: Fwd: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April 2014
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:32:37 -0500
*Labird- here's another version of the Grand Isle Migratory Bird
Celebration list from last weekend (with a few species added).  If the
single column formatting fails again, then I'll try something else.*


*Steve Cardiff*

*###############*



      *Gadwall*

     *Mottled Duck*

     *Blue-winged Teal*

     *Northern Shoveler*

     *Common Loon*

     *Pied-billed Grebe*

     *Magnificent Frigatebird*

     *Double-crested Cormorant*

     *American White Pelican*

     *Brown Pelican*

     *Great Blue Heron*

     *Great Egret*

     *Snowy Egret*

     *Little Blue Heron*

     *Tricolored Heron*

     *Cattle Egret*

     *Green Heron*

     *White Ibis*

     *Osprey*

     *Northern Harrier*

     *Broad-winged Hawk*

     *Clapper Rail*

     *Sora*

     *American Coot*

     *Black-necked Stilt*

     *American Avocet*

     *American Oystercatcher*

     *Black-bellied Plover*

     *American Golden-Plover*

     *Wilson's Plover*

     *Semipalmated Plover*

     *Piping Plover*

     *Killdeer*

     *Solitary Sandpiper*

     *Greater Yellowlegs*

     *Willet*

     *Lesser Yellowlegs*

     *Upland Sandpiper*

     *Whimbrel*

     *Marbled Godwit*

     *Ruddy Turnstone*

     *Red Knot*

     *Stilt Sandpiper*

     *Sanderling*

     *Dunlin*

     *Baird's Sandpiper*

     *Pectoral Sandpiper*

*     Semipalmated Sandpiper*

     *Western Sandpiper*

     *Short-billed Dowitcher*

     *Long-billed Dowitcher*

     *Laughing Gull*

     *Ring-billed Gull*

     *Herring Gull*

     *Lesser Black-backed Gull*

     *Great Black-backed Gull*

     *Least Tern*

     *Gull-billed Tern*

     *Caspian Tern*

     *Forster's Tern*

     *Royal Tern*

     *Sandwich Tern*

     *Black Skimmer*

     *Eurasian Collared-Dove*

     *White-winged Dove*

     *Mourning Dove*

     *Yellow-billed Cuckoo*

     *Lesser Nighthawk*

     *Common Nighthawk*

     *Chimney Swift*

     *Ruby-throated Hummingbird*

     *Belted Kingfisher*

     *Yellow-bellied Sapsucker*

     *American Kestrel*

     *Merlin*

     *Peregrine Falcon*

     *Eastern Wood-Pewee*

     *Least Flycatcher*

     *Great Crested Flycatcher*

     *Eastern Kingbird*

     *Scissor-tailed Flycatcher*

     *Loggerhead Shrike*

     *White-eyed Vireo*

     *Yellow-throated Vireo*

     *Red-eyed Vireo*

     *Blue Jay*

     *American Crow*

     *Purple Martin*

     *Tree Swallow*

     *Northern Rough-winged Swallow*

     *Cliff Swallow*

     *Barn Swallow*

     *House Wren*

     *Sedge Wren*

     *Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*

     *Ruby-crowned Kinglet*

     *Wood Thrush*

     *American Robin*

     *Gray Catbird*

     *Brown Thrasher*

     *Northern Mockingbird*

     *European Starling (I)*

     *Ovenbird*

     *Worm-eating Warbler*

     *Louisiana Waterthrush*

     *Northern Waterthrush*

     *Black-and-white Warbler*

     *Prothonotary Warbler*

     *Swainson's Warbler*

     *Tennessee Warbler*

     *Orange-crowned Warbler*

     *Kentucky Warbler*

     *Common Yellowthroat*

     *Hooded Warbler*

    *American Redstart*

     *Cerulean Warbler*

     *Northern Parula*

     *Magnolia Warbler*

     *Yellow Warbler*

     *Palm Warbler*

     *Yellow-rumped Warbler*

     *Black-throated Green Warbler*

     *Wilson's Warbler*

     *Savannah Sparrow*

     *Seaside Sparrow*

     *Swamp Sparrow*

     *White-throated Sparrow*

     *Summer Tanager*

     *Scarlet Tanager*

     *Northern Cardinal*

     *Rose-breasted Grosbeak*

     *Blue Grosbeak*

     *Indigo Bunting*

     *Painted Bunting*

     *Red-winged Blackbird*

     *Eastern Meadowlark*

     *Common Grackle*

     *Boat-tailed Grackle*

     *Bronzed Cowbird*

     *Brown-headed Cowbird*

     *Orchard Oriole*

     *Baltimore Oriole*

     *House Sparrow*

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steven W. Cardiff 
Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:21 PM
Subject: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April
2014
To: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <
LABIRD-L AT listserv.lsu.edu>


Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival-goers:

Below is a preliminary list of species reported during the GIMBC festival
on Friday 11 April-Sunday 13 April 2014 (sorry for the weird gaps).
 Anything seen SOUTH of the Leeville bridge is fair game.  Current list is
about 136 species.  I do have the master list that was available at the
festival on Saturday.  If you were unable to check off what you saw
Friday-Saturday on the master list, then please send me additions (OFF
LABIRD please).  We are, of course, also interested in anything added on
Sunday.  Contrary to some previous years, no need to break down by day- we
will just do a combined list for the 3 day period.  I will post a final
version in a few days.

Thanks!

Steve Cardiff
Subject: Re: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April 2014
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:33:16 -0500
looks like the formatting went haywire.  I'll send out a cleaner version
later.

Steve Cardiff


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Steven W. Cardiff wrote:

> Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival-goers:
>
> Below is a preliminary list of species reported during the GIMBC festival
> on Friday 11 April-Sunday 13 April 2014 (sorry for the weird gaps).
>  Anything seen SOUTH of the Leeville bridge is fair game.  Current list is
> about 136 species.  I do have the master list that was available at the
> festival on Saturday.  If you were unable to check off what you saw
> Friday-Saturday on the master list, then please send me additions (OFF
> LABIRD please).  We are, of course, also interested in anything added on
> Sunday.  Contrary to some previous years, no need to break down by day- we
> will just do a combined list for the 3 day period.  I will post a final
> version in a few days.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Steve Cardiff
> #######################
>
> Gadwall
> Mottled Duck Blue-winged Teal
> Northern Shoveler
> Common Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe
>  American White Pelican Brown Pelican
> Double-crested Cormorant
>  Magnificent Frigatebird
>
> Great Blue HeronGreat Egret Snowy EgretLittle Blue Heron Tricolored Heron
> Cattle EgretGreen Heron White Ibis
> Osprey
> Northern HarrierBroad-winged Hawk American KestrelPeregrine FalconClapper 
Rail 

> Sora American CootBlack-bellied Plover American Golden-PloverWilson's
> Plover Semipalmated Plover
> Piping PloverKilldeer Black-necked StiltAmerican Avocet Greater 
YellowlegsSolitary 

> Sandpiper Lesser YellowlegsWillet
> Upland Sandpiper WhimbrelMarbled Godwit Ruddy TurnstoneRed Knot 
SanderlingWestern Sandpiper 

> Baird's Sandpiper
> Pectoral Sandpiper Dunlin Stilt Sandpiper Short-billed Dowitcher
> Laughing Gull Ring-billed GullHerring Gull
> Lesser Black-backed Gull
> Great Black-backed Gull Gull-billed Tern Caspian Tern
> Royal TernSandwich Tern
> Forster's Tern
> Least Tern Black Skimmer
> White-winged Dove Mourning Dove
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo
> Lesser Nighthawk
> Common NighthawkChimney Swift Ruby-throated Hummingbird Belted Kingfisher
> Yellow-bellied SapsuckerEastern Wood-Pewee
> Least Flycatcher Great Crested Flycatcher Eastern Kingbird
> Scissor-tailed FlycatcherLoggerhead Shrike White-eyed VireoYellow-throated 
VireoRed-eyed 

> Vireo Blue JayAmerican Crow
> Purple Martin
> N. Rough-winged Swallow Cliff SwallowBarn Swallow
> House Wren
> Sedge Wren
> Ruby-crowned KingletBlue-gray Gnatcatcher
> Wood Thrush
> American Robin Gray CatbirdNorthern Mockingbird Brown ThrasherEuropean
> Starling OvenbirdWorm-eating Warbler
> Louisiana Waterthrush Northern Waterthrush
> Black-and-white Warbler Prothonotary Warbler
> Swainson's WarblerTennessee Warbler Kentucky Warbler Common 
YellowthroatHooded 

> Warbler American Redstart
> Cerulean WarblerNorthern Parula Magnolia Warbler Yellow WarblerPalm
> Warbler
> Yellow-rpd (Myrtle) Warbler Black-throated Green Warbler Wilson's 
WarblerSavannah 

> Sparrow Seaside Sparrow
> Swamp Sparrow
> White-throated SparrowSummer Tanager Scarlet Tanager Northern 
CardinalRose-breasted 

> Grosbeak Blue GrosbeakIndigo Bunting
> Painted Bunting
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Eastern Meadowlark Common GrackleBoat-tailed Grackle Bronzed 
CowbirdBrown-headed 

> Cowbird Orchard OrioleBaltimore Oriole House Sparrow
>
>
Subject: Re: FOS Mississippi Kite
From: Christine <cjkooi AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:32:01 -0500
I saw the first one flying over the Garden District yesterday morning.

Christine Kooi
Baton Rouge

> Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:30:27 -0500
> From: syl917 AT COX.NET
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Mississippi Kite
> To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
> 
> Gramercy, LA St. James ph . FOS Ms. Kite 4-13-14, Tom Sylvest.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
 		 	   		  
Subject: FOS Mississippi Kite
From: Thomas Sylvest <syl917 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:30:27 -0500
Gramercy, LA St. James ph . FOS Ms. Kite 4-13-14, Tom Sylvest.

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Least Terns
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:29:29 -0500
Peter/Labird-
     I'm pretty conscientious about including reports of nesting/presumed
nesting Least Terns in the Baton Rouge area, but I can't recall any
documentation being submitted RE Least Terns nesting on rooftops in the
Baton Rouge area.  So, if this is going on, then it would be nice to
receive 3 x 5 cards with some details.

Steve Cardiff
LA Regional Editor, *North American Birds*


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 6:27 AM, Peter H Yaukey  wrote:

> LABird-
>
> Can anyone summarize the status of Least Tern nesting on rooftops in Baton
> Rouge?  How long have they been doing so, and approx how many places are
> known to have been used?
>
> I was not aware they were nesting on rooftops that far inland in LA- cool.
>
> Peter Yaukey
> ________________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [
> LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] on behalf of Jay V Huner [jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU
> ]
> Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:47 PM
> To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Least Terns
>
> Jim et al.,
>
> Reiger Road is in Baton Rouge. EBR is the abbreviation for East Baton
> Rouge (Parish). It is in the general vicinity of Perkins Road and I-10 near
> Siegen Lane, if I recall correctly.
>
> Jay Huner
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: James Bishop 
> To: LABIRD-L AT listserv.lsu.edu
> Sent: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:44:10 -0500 (CDT)
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Least Terns
>
> Please include a more general locality when identifying a specific site.
> Not all of us know where Jerry Lane dealership on Reiger Road is located.
> New Orleans I presume?  Jim Bishop, Kuwait​
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Judson Lassiter  >wrote:
>
> > The least terns are back on top of the Jerry Lane dealership on Reiger
> Rd.
> > There doesn't seem to be a report in EBR quite this early. I'm trying to
> > get a picture, if I can get a definitive shot I'll post it.
> >
> > Jack Lassiter
> >
>
Subject: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April 2014
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:21:36 -0500
Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival-goers:

Below is a preliminary list of species reported during the GIMBC festival
on Friday 11 April-Sunday 13 April 2014 (sorry for the weird gaps).
 Anything seen SOUTH of the Leeville bridge is fair game.  Current list is
about 136 species.  I do have the master list that was available at the
festival on Saturday.  If you were unable to check off what you saw
Friday-Saturday on the master list, then please send me additions (OFF
LABIRD please).  We are, of course, also interested in anything added on
Sunday.  Contrary to some previous years, no need to break down by day- we
will just do a combined list for the 3 day period.  I will post a final
version in a few days.

Thanks!

Steve Cardiff
#######################

Gadwall
Mottled DuckBlue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
American White PelicanBrown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Magnificent Frigatebird

Great Blue HeronGreat EgretSnowy EgretLittle Blue HeronTricolored Heron
Cattle EgretGreen HeronWhite Ibis
Osprey
Northern HarrierBroad-winged HawkAmerican KestrelPeregrine FalconClapper
RailSoraAmerican CootBlack-bellied PloverAmerican Golden-PloverWilson's
PloverSemipalmated Plover
Piping PloverKilldeerBlack-necked StiltAmerican AvocetGreater
YellowlegsSolitary
SandpiperLesser YellowlegsWillet
Upland SandpiperWhimbrelMarbled GodwitRuddy TurnstoneRed KnotSanderlingWestern
Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral SandpiperDunlinStilt SandpiperShort-billed Dowitcher
Laughing GullRing-billed GullHerring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed GullGull-billed TernCaspian Tern
Royal TernSandwich Tern
Forster's Tern
Least TernBlack Skimmer
White-winged DoveMourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Lesser Nighthawk
Common NighthawkChimney SwiftRuby-throated HummingbirdBelted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerEastern Wood-Pewee
Least FlycatcherGreat Crested FlycatcherEastern Kingbird
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherLoggerhead ShrikeWhite-eyed VireoYellow-throated
VireoRed-eyed VireoBlue JayAmerican Crow
Purple Martin
N. Rough-winged SwallowCliff SwallowBarn Swallow
House Wren
Sedge Wren
Ruby-crowned KingletBlue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
American RobinGray CatbirdNorthern MockingbirdBrown ThrasherEuropean
StarlingOvenbirdWorm-eating Warbler
Louisiana WaterthrushNorthern Waterthrush
Black-and-white WarblerProthonotary Warbler
Swainson's WarblerTennessee WarblerKentucky WarblerCommon YellowthroatHooded
WarblerAmerican Redstart
Cerulean WarblerNorthern ParulaMagnolia WarblerYellow WarblerPalm Warbler
Yellow-rpd (Myrtle) WarblerBlack-throated Green WarblerWilson's WarblerSavannah
SparrowSeaside Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated SparrowSummer TanagerScarlet TanagerNorthern
CardinalRose-breasted
GrosbeakBlue GrosbeakIndigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern MeadowlarkCommon GrackleBoat-tailed GrackleBronzed CowbirdBrown-headed
CowbirdOrchard OrioleBaltimore OrioleHouse Sparrow
Subject: Summer tanagers
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:03:44 -0500
Hello,
Earlier today I had my FOS SUTA. It was an IM male, almost completely red
except for a little greenish yellow on his scapular area.
A few minutes ago, another dropped out of the oak tree and landed on the
ground amongst several INBU. She was all mustard yellow except for red on
her undertail coverts and tail feathers. Maybe a red morph female? She was
too quick for a photo.....watching for her return.
Janine
Folsom, St Tammany parish
Subject: Fourchon, yesterday
From: dan purrington <oceanites1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:07:32 -0500
I estimated 29,000 shorebirds on the edge of the impoundment on in Port
Fourchon yesterday.  They were almost all too far away to identify, and
there was no way to approach the area, but my guess is that at least 2/3
were Dunlin/dowitchers, and the latter would be mostly SBDOs.  Certainly
upwards of 8-10,000 of each.  Peeps would number in the low thousands, I
think, and there were a few Marbled Godwits.  Still a few avocets
remaining, but well down from their peak of well over 1000 earlier in the
winter—always in the same area.



I had my first Mississippi Kite at Cutoff/Larose on the way back.



Dan Purrington
Subject: NEXRAD
From: dan purrington <oceanites1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:05:53 -0500
The big, early influx of migrants peaked before noon, I think, and did not
encounter weather.  But at 3 p.m. it looks like the weather is affecting
later arriving birds in the New Orleans area.  Possibilities for tomorrow?



Dan Purrington
Subject: Re: [bsg] Fw: eBird Report - Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Apr 12, 2014
From: Paul Dickson <Paul AT MORRISDICKSON.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:06:45 +0000
LABIRD: Reading Terry's list and comments I think Labird readers will enjoy an 
interesting preliminary conclusion from our duck banding efforts. In the past 
10 years my brother Skipper and I, under Dr. Jim Ingold, have banded over 
10,000 ducks including approximately 3500 Green-winged Teal and 3000 
Blue-winged Teal. Our banding occurs in late winter and spring in managed 
wetlands along the Red River. Of the Green-winged Teal banded Dec-February, 
most fall and winter season recoveries by hunters and by our trapping are 
recovered north of Alexandria. Most of those banded March-April are recovered 
in fall and winter by hunters on the western Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast 
with very few retrapped by us in subsequent years. We band once or twice a 
week. In Dec-Feb we retrap many banded in previous weeks, sometimes half of a 
day's catch. This is true for all species of ducks that we catch in winter. In 
March and April, we rarely retrap a Green-winged teal. Blue-winged Teal 
retraped, indicate a stopover period of about a week in the Spring, however 
there is a sharp difference between sexes with males staying the week more 
frequently. These are presumed to be unpaired males. The conclusion or 
speculation since this is not yet published, is that the Green-winged Teal that 
winter here in NW Louisiana, leave in February. The Green-winged Teal that we 
trap in March and April are migrants that wintered in the coastal marshes and 
are passing through north Louisiana like the Blue-winged teal are when we catch 
them. It's just easier to see that in the Blue-winged Teal because they are 
rare here in winter. This recovery difference between winter and spring banded 
NW Louisiana ducks also holds true for Gadwall. So what ducks you see in 
interior Louisiana in Spring, other than Wood Ducks, are passing through on 
their way northward from coastal wintering areas rather than holding over from 
wintering in the northern interior of Louisiana. 

Paul Dickson

From: bsg-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:bsg-bounce AT freelists.org] On Behalf Of 
Terry Davis 

Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:11 PM
To: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds; 
bsg AT freelists.org 

Subject: [bsg] Fw: eBird Report - Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, 
Apr 12, 2014 


Hi all, Jeff Trahan and I had a slow day but rail numbers were again good, 
along with a few other decent records. We birded an extra 3 stops on the N end 
which weren't surveyed during the wet conditions previously. Charlie also found 
Indigo Bunting on the N end after we left. This is typically where they first 
show. 



On Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:02 PM, 
"do-not-reply AT ebird.org" 
> wrote: 

Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Red River, US-LA
Apr 12, 2014 6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.3 mile(s)
Comments: 2 birders, 6 hours, 5.3 miles. 60% clouds, 60 degrees, wind S-e 5-8 
beginning. 90% clouds, 75 degrees, wind S at 13 ending. Best birds were rail 
counts. Latish Song Sparrow slightly noteworthy. Although overnite S winds 
didn't help, the area continues to be consistently poor for warbler diversity- 
along with other small neotrops. Charlie Lyon reported a good handful of 
warbler species from Pintail/Nabors earlier this day. It's too bad but the old 
saying "a bad day out birding beats a good day at work" offered little 
consolation for me this day.......... 

71 species

Wood Duck  1    early commuter to S
Blue-winged Teal  143    Scattered throughout survey, most in units
Northern Shoveler  17    Units
Green-winged Teal 268 The number is correct. They are still lingering in the 
moist soil impoundment. 

Pied-billed Grebe 5 Three separate locations including new location where heard 
calling from S along 401. Not in units. Much calling today. 

Double-crested Cormorant  1    Commuter to S
Great Blue Heron  4    Scatt 1's, none in units
Great Egret  11    Scattered commuters then group of 5 in unit 1
Snowy Egret  36    Scatt but few early commuters. 25 in unit 1
Little Blue Heron  8    All adult, early commuters + units
Cattle Egret  33    All groups to N and E as 2,9,8,14
White Ibis  62    Units- all adult
Black Vulture  9    Single group late
Turkey Vulture  5    Scatt over units. No other raprors.
King Rail  2    Unit 7 vocalizing
Virginia Rail  4    U 7
Sora 45 Seen and heard in the moist soil impoundment. The habitat is perfect 
for this species. The number is correct. Most unit 7. Scatt elsewhere. Probable 
male in unit 7 observed giving deep, thumping and continuous 
"bup'bup'bup'bup'bup....." its' entire body shaking with each note. 

American Coot  150    Moist soil U 7 and 5
Black-necked Stilt  7    Units 5 and 1
Killdeer  8    Scatt- 2,1,1,1,3- most in units
Solitary Sandpiper 8 Units- and first noted increase- seems super-late for 
that! 

Greater Yellowlegs 29 Units- decrease- some vocalizing/ display but not like 
LEYE 

Lesser Yellowlegs 144 Units. Much vocalization and dancing pair displays. Too 
windy for recordings- as previous spring. 

Stilt Sandpiper  3    Found as 2, 1 in unit 7. Still mostly basic.
Dunlin  2    U 7
Least Sandpiper  118    U 7 and 5 only
Pectoral Sandpiper  100    Scatt in various units
Semipalmated Sandpiper 4 FOS here- 3 in U 7, one in 5. Missed Buff-breasted and 
Bairds recently reported by Charlie. We used to find Baird's frequently at 
areas along hwy one near Yearwood Rd, pudles along Clyde Fant and a few other 
areas near town, yet this species has always been hard to find at Yates. 

Long-billed Dowitcher  282    Scatt in units- much vocalizing.
Wilson's Snipe 144 Units. 80 indivs or larger group found this survey were 
possibly missed as we bisected unit 6 by a different levee this time- habitat 
the same. 

Eurasian Collared-Dove  1    Farm house area
Mourning Dove  13    Scatt- much calling but no displays
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Including d male nectaring on prostrate primrose 
sp, also dewberry at barn pond 

Belted Kingfisher  1    Barn pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6    3,1,1,1
Downy Woodpecker  2    1's
White-eyed Vireo  14    Mostly 1's, 2 heard at 2 locations
Blue Jay 13 1,1,9,1,1- larger group seen in same general area as last spring. 

American Crow  2    Levee
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2    Grp early along levee near U 7
Purple Martin  2    Males at first stop on 401. None over units
Tree Swallow  14    Unit 7
Barn Swallow  11    Group 6 early near barn/house, scatt 1's in units
Cliff Swallow  1    Unit 7, with TRSW
Carolina Chickadee  1    Strangely only indiv in Baccharis adjacent U 7
Tufted Titmouse  4    Scatt 1's
House Wren  3    Scatt 1's- nos songs today.
Sedge Wren  2    Unit 6- in grass/aster mix
Marsh Wren  2    U 7- much song
Carolina Wren  21    Numerous smaller groups
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3    1's
Brown Thrasher  1    Song/levee
Northern Mockingbird  10    2, then rest scatt 1's
European Starling  4    Farm house/pole shed
Cedar Waxwing  20    5,1,14
Common Yellowthroat 20 Scatt throughout, most by song with 3 males singing at 
two separate locations and 2 at 2. No females seen 

Yellow-rumped Warbler  3    Single group to N early
Eastern Towhee 17 The number is correct. These were mostly heard. Two hear from 
4 sep locations and 4 at a single location at the cemetery. All giving simple 
song consisting of intro note and trill. 

Field Sparrow  1    Song from Baccharis adjacent 7
Savannah Sparrow  11    Scatt 1's and 2's only- mostly 1's
Song Sparrow 1 This is a rather late date for this species at this location, 
but it was seen. Unit 7, associating with SWSP 

Lincoln's Sparrow  1    Levee
Swamp Sparrow 17 Scatt, some song but less than previous survey. As 2,8,1,2,3,1 

White-throated Sparrow  15    5,3,2,1,1,1,2
White-crowned Sparrow  13    2,1,3,2,2,3
Northern Cardinal  52
Red-winged Blackbird 263 Scatt larger female groups. More sentry males this 
survey, also with accompanying females 

Common Grackle 7 3,2,2. More frequently being heard in hackberry woods on N end 
and along hwy 1. 

Brown-headed Cowbird 41 Scatt groups of 1-7, all in breeding mode- ubiqitous 
early. Other breeding passerines will have their hands 
full........................... 

Orchard Oriole 6 Five separate males on territory, one with accompanying and 
first noted female at barn pond 

American Goldfinch  1    H-o flyby Hackberry woods- N end.

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17860323 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 
(http://ebird.org) 


Good birding,

Terry
Subject: Re: Least Terns
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey AT UNO.EDU>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:27:46 +0000
LABird-

Can anyone summarize the status of Least Tern nesting on rooftops in Baton 
Rouge? How long have they been doing so, and approx how many places are known 
to have been used? 


I was not aware they were nesting on rooftops that far inland in LA- cool.

Peter Yaukey
________________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
[LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] on behalf of Jay V Huner [jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU] 

Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:47 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Least Terns

Jim et al.,

Reiger Road is in Baton Rouge. EBR is the abbreviation for East Baton Rouge 
(Parish). It is in the general vicinity of Perkins Road and I-10 near Siegen 
Lane, if I recall correctly. 


Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: James Bishop 
To: LABIRD-L AT listserv.lsu.edu
Sent: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:44:10 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Least Terns

Please include a more general locality when identifying a specific site.
Not all of us know where Jerry Lane dealership on Reiger Road is located.
New Orleans I presume?  Jim Bishop, Kuwait​


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Judson Lassiter wrote:

> The least terns are back on top of the Jerry Lane dealership on Reiger Rd.
> There doesn't seem to be a report in EBR quite this early. I'm trying to
> get a picture, if I can get a definitive shot I'll post it.
>
> Jack Lassiter
>
Subject: Delivery problems
From: Carolsfoil <carolsfoil AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:05 -0400
Van and all
Yahoo and many other email providers have implemented a new screening regime 
causing listserv problems. Explained here and in the links within. 

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN7253.html?impressions=true

The listserv admins are going to have to fix this one.
Carol Foil
Satsuma, FL
Subject: Re: Least Terns
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:47:41 -0500
Jim et al.,

Reiger Road is in Baton Rouge. EBR is the abbreviation for East Baton Rouge 
(Parish). It is in the general vicinity of Perkins Road and I-10 near Siegen 
Lane, if I recall correctly. 


Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: James Bishop 
To: LABIRD-L AT listserv.lsu.edu
Sent: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:44:10 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Least Terns

Please include a more general locality when identifying a specific site.
Not all of us know where Jerry Lane dealership on Reiger Road is located.
New Orleans I presume?  Jim Bishop, Kuwait​


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Judson Lassiter wrote:

> The least terns are back on top of the Jerry Lane dealership on Reiger Rd.
> There doesn't seem to be a report in EBR quite this early. I'm trying to
> get a picture, if I can get a definitive shot I'll post it.
>
> Jack Lassiter
>
Subject: Re: Least Terns
From: James Bishop <bishopjmarcus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:44:10 +0300
Please include a more general locality when identifying a specific site.
Not all of us know where Jerry Lane dealership on Reiger Road is located.
New Orleans I presume?  Jim Bishop, Kuwait​


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Judson Lassiter wrote:

> The least terns are back on top of the Jerry Lane dealership on Reiger Rd.
> There doesn't seem to be a report in EBR quite this early. I'm trying to
> get a picture, if I can get a definitive shot I'll post it.
>
> Jack Lassiter
>
Subject: Good Day in Central Louisiana - Cotile Recreation Area Patch, Apr 13, 2014
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:41:38 -0500
It's nice to have a good day in a patch. I don't think any of the neotrops are 
passing migrants. I think they are likely incoming nesters. 


Jay Huner

> Cotile Recreation Area Patch, Rapides, US-LA
> Apr 13, 2014 7:15 AM
> Protocol: Incidental
> Comments: Birding Browns Creek Bottoms, Mudge Road, home off Gwen Parkway on 
east side of Cotile Lake, Hoyt Road Causeway rookery-wetland, and terminus of 
Hoyt Road. 

> 58 species
> 
> Wood Duck  2
> Pied-billed Grebe  3
> Double-crested Cormorant  30
> Anhinga  20
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Great Egret  30
> Little Blue Heron  10
> Cattle Egret  35
> Turkey Vulture  12
> American Coot  1
> Killdeer  1
> Mourning Dove  15
> Inca Dove  1
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
> Belted Kingfisher  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
> Downy Woodpecker  1
> Pileated Woodpecker  3
> Great Crested Flycatcher  2
> Eastern Kingbird  5
> Loggerhead Shrike  1
> White-eyed Vireo  3
> Yellow-throated Vireo  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  4
> Blue Jay  10
> American Crow  15
> Fish Crow  5
> Purple Martin  15
> Tree Swallow  2
> Barn Swallow  8
> Cliff Swallow  8
> Carolina Chickadee  6
> Tufted Titmouse  8
> Carolina Wren  10
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
> Eastern Bluebird  8
> Brown Thrasher  2
> Northern Mockingbird  16
> European Starling  2
> Louisiana Waterthrush  1
> Prothonotary Warbler  1
> Northern Parula  1
> Pine Warbler  3
> Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
> Chipping Sparrow 35 Two flocks of 20 birds around my feeders on Hickory Hill 
Drive and another of at least 15 on Mudge Road. 

> White-throated Sparrow  5
> Summer Tanager  2
> Northern Cardinal  20
> Blue Grosbeak  1
> Red-winged Blackbird  4
> Eastern Meadowlark  2
> Common Grackle  10
> Brown-headed Cowbird  10
> Orchard Oriole  2
> House Finch  1
> American Goldfinch  7
> House Sparrow  6
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17879687 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Fwd: [LABIRD-L] consistent LABIRD delivery problems with Yahoo -- explained
From: "James V. Remsen, Jr." <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:37:03 -0500
LABIRD: thanks to Dean Cutten for sending me this. Yahoo addresses take note, 
and consider contacting Yahoo or switching. 


As a list manager, Yahoo was already my least-favorite provider, by far -- far 
too many hijacked email addresses (rivaled only by AOL), and Yahoo makes it 
virtuaslly impossible for non-yahoo addresses to report yahoo-based scams to 
them. 


Begin forwarded message:

> 
> The moderator for Birding-AUS sent out this message explaining what Yahoo
> has done. Looks like a retrograde step to me.
> 
> 
> 
> Hi all
> 
> Yahoo have recently made some under-the-hood changes to its email service.
> Essentially, it is telling OTHER email servers to reject messages from Yahoo
> accounts if the sending mail server is not Yahoo. 
> 
> What this potentially means is that if someone sends a message to
> Birding-Aus from a Yahoo account, all other mail servers will be told to
> reject the message because it comes from birding-aus.org and not Yahoo.com.
> Eventually this might mean that many of those incoming mail servers will
> block birding-aus.org and finally that address will get blacklisted right
> across the internet. 
> 
> Experts in the mailing list world have responded with some concern that this
> move by Yahoo may render mailing lists inoperable. 
> 
> We will wait to see what happens. Yahoo have broken an internet standard by
> doing this so they may relent. Or they may say they are big enough to ignore
> accepted internet policy. If they do this then we may have to block Yahoo
> accounts from send messages to birding-aus - this may happen with most
> lists. I'd suggest Yahoo account holders send feedback to Yahoo. Or get
> another we mail address. 
> 
> Regards 
> 
> Russell Woodford
> birding-aus owner
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najamesLSU.edu
Subject: Re: consistent LABIRD delivery problems with Yahoo, bellsouth, aol.com, att.net, comcast, hotmail
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:38:32 -0500
Van,

On 4/13/2014 5:26 PM, James V. Remsen, Jr. wrote:

> LABIRD: for reasons I can't figure out, some LABIRD messages are being 
rejected consistently by yahoo, bellsouth, aol.com, att.net, comcast, hotmail 
"for policy reasons". So, for example Jack's simple 3-sentence message on Least 
Terns from a yahoo address was bounced from all those domains. This is 
happening with at least one message daily, sometimes more. 


Don't know why, but several LABIRD messages end up in my spam filter 
every day.  Occasionally, it happens with NEOORN, but only once or twice 
with Humnet.
NLN

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Subject: consistent LABIRD delivery problems with Yahoo, bellsouth, aol.com, att.net, comcast, hotmail
From: "James V. Remsen, Jr." <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:26:54 -0500
LABIRD: for reasons I can't figure out, some LABIRD messages are being rejected 
consistently by yahoo, bellsouth, aol.com, att.net, comcast, hotmail "for 
policy reasons". So, for example Jack's simple 3-sentence message on Least 
Terns from a yahoo address was bounced from all those domains. This is 
happening with at least one message daily, sometimes more. 


=================
Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najamesLSU.edu
Subject: Claiborne Parish highlights
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:50:55 -0500
Always interesting to read good coastal migration reports, but up this way 
numbers can be comparatively different for breeding summer passerines. For 
example, 57 Red-eyed Vireos at Peveto might mean a fallout. But the 57 Red-eyed 
Vireos (1x1; 5.7 miles) I had this morning at Corney Lake are most likely 
breeders with some probably passing through. Also had 22 White-eyed Vireos and 
9 Kentucky Warblers (all 3 counts tripped filters). 


12 warbler species total but only 1 non-breeding species, which was Blue-winged 
Warbler. 2 Worm-eating Warbler in territory. Also 9 FOS Summer Tanager. 


Only other notable was a juvenile Broad-winged Hawk that I spooked when I got 
out of my car. He perched again quickly and was only about 30 feet away. I was 
somewhat surprised to have a juvenile here already. 


John Dillon
Athens, LA

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Least Terns
From: Judson Lassiter <jlassiter2 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:39:57 -0700
The least terns are back on top of the Jerry Lane dealership on Reiger Rd. 
There doesn't seem to be a report in EBR quite this early. I'm trying to get a 
picture, if I can get a definitive shot I'll post it. 


Jack Lassiter
Subject: Re: More Swainson's Hawks
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:36:12 -0500
Sorry, just west of Creole. I think cross street was Domingue.

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Jane Patterson  wrote:

> Just observed a second pair of Swainson's Hawks on hwy 27 just east of
> Creole.
>
> --Jane Patterson.
>
Subject: More Swainson's Hawks
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:32:18 -0500
Just observed a second pair of Swainson's Hawks on hwy 27 just east of
Creole.

--Jane Patterson.
Subject: RED RIVEFR WLR, Bossier Parish Sightings
From: Bill Wood <labirder11 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:19:36 +0000
To all,

Joined folks at the Red River WLR in Bossier for "Breakfast with the Birds" 
yesterday's bird walk. Not many migrants around the HQ unit but did see 5 FOS 
Orchard Orioles and a fly by Northern Harrier. Other that the usual suspects 
had great looks at a Great Horned Owl and a late(?) Lincoln's Sparrow. After 
the walk at the HQ I went down to the boat launch area and saw FOS Prothonotary 
Warbler, White-eyed Vireo and Great Crested Flycatcher. Also spotted several 
Blue-grey Gnatcatchers. 


As Always, Good Birding

Bill Wood
Shreveport, LA
318-670-7864 home
318-458-2930 cell
Subject: Dudley the Wood Duck Chick
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:47:22 -0500
Our daughter's family recently had some baby Wood Ducks jump from their
nest box.

Click here for the picture and story.

http://tfinnie.blogspot.com/

Best,
Tom
Subject: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/13
From: John Arvin <jarvin AT GCBO.ORG>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:05:47 -0500
Along the coast there were very few migrants and what there were were 
circus-Gulf migrants. However a strong cold front is sweeping SE toward the 
coast and should be offshore by tomorrow morning. Tuesday and Wednesday 
look like they should be good to excellent since we are entering the April 
15 through May 5 window of peak migration.

John C. Arvin
 Research Associate
 Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
 103 West Hwy 332
 Lake Jackson, TX 77566
 jarvin AT gcbo.org
 www.gcbo.org

 Austin, Texas
Subject: Slow birding at Peveto
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:03:44 -0500
Put in 3 hours at Peveto Woods hoping something would stop in at least
briefly. Had 5 male Painted Buntings, two pairs of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks,
a few orioles, and some sparrows. Nary a warbler.

I did see a pair of Swainson's Hawks just north of the highway between
Mae's Bayou (mm 14) and Johnson's Bayou.

--Jane Patterson
Subject: Great-backed Gull Grand Isle State Park
From: "Dan O'Malley" <danomalley87 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:24:59 -0500
Michael Seymour and I had an apparent first year Great Black-backed Gull at 
Grand Isle State Park earlier this afternoon. It was with the large Black 
Skimmer flock west of the fishing pier and flew east when we flushed it. 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Apr 12, 2014
From: Terry Davis <trdavis22 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:11:08 -0700
Hi all, Jeff Trahan and I had a slow day but rail numbers were again good, 
along with a few other decent records. We birded an extra 3 stops on the N end 
which weren't surveyed during the wet conditions previously. Charlie also found 
Indigo Bunting on the N end after we left. This is typically where they first 
show. 



On Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:02 PM, "do-not-reply AT ebird.org" 
 wrote: 

 
Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Red River, US-LA
Apr 12, 2014 6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.3 mile(s)
Comments:  2 birders, 6 hours, 5.3 miles. 60% clouds, 60 degrees, wind S-e 
5-8 beginning. 90% clouds, 75 degrees, wind S at 13 ending. Best birds were 
rail counts. Latish Song Sparrow slightly noteworthy. Although overnite S winds 
didn't help, the area continues to be consistently poor for warbler diversity- 
along with other small neotrops. Charlie Lyon reported a good handful of 
warbler species from Pintail/Nabors earlier this day. It's too bad but the old 
saying "a bad day out birding beats a good day at work" offered little 
consolation for me this day.......... 

71 species

Wood Duck 1   early commuter to S
Blue-winged Teal 143   Scattered throughout survey, most in units
Northern Shoveler 17   Units
Green-winged Teal 268  The number is correct. They are still lingering in 
the moist soil impoundment. 

Pied-billed Grebe 5  Three separate locations including new location where 
heard calling from S along 401. Not in units. Much calling today. 

Double-crested Cormorant 1   Commuter to S
Great Blue Heron 4   Scatt 1's, none in units
Great Egret 11   Scattered commuters then group of 5 in unit 1
Snowy Egret 36   Scatt but few early commuters. 25 in unit 1
Little Blue Heron 8   All adult, early commuters + units
Cattle Egret 33   All groups to N and E as 2,9,8,14
White Ibis 62   Units- all adult
Black Vulture 9   Single group late
Turkey Vulture 5   Scatt over units. No other raprors.
King Rail 2   Unit 7 vocalizing
Virginia Rail 4   U 7
Sora 45  Seen and heard in the moist soil impoundment. The habitat is 
perfect for this species. The number is correct. Most unit 7. Scatt elsewhere. 
Probable male in unit 7 observed giving deep, thumping and continuous 
"bup'bup'bup'bup'bup....." its' entire body shaking with each note. 

American Coot 150   Moist soil U 7 and 5
Black-necked Stilt 7   Units 5 and 1
Killdeer 8   Scatt- 2,1,1,1,3- most in units
Solitary Sandpiper 8  Units- and first noted increase- seems super-late for 
that! 

Greater Yellowlegs 29  Units- decrease- some vocalizing/ display but not 
like LEYE 

Lesser Yellowlegs 144  Units. Much vocalization and dancing pair displays. 
Too windy for recordings- as previous spring. 

Stilt Sandpiper 3   Found as 2, 1 in unit 7. Still mostly basic.
Dunlin 2   U 7
Least Sandpiper 118   U 7 and 5 only
Pectoral Sandpiper 100   Scatt in various units
Semipalmated Sandpiper 4  FOS here- 3 in U 7, one in 5. Missed Buff-breasted 
and Bairds recently reported by Charlie. We used to find Baird's frequently at 
areas along hwy one near Yearwood Rd, pudles along Clyde Fant and a few other 
areas near town, yet this species has always been hard to find at Yates. 

Long-billed Dowitcher 282   Scatt in units- much vocalizing.
Wilson's Snipe 144  Units. 80 indivs or larger group found this survey were 
possibly missed as we bisected unit 6 by a different levee this time- habitat 
the same. 

Eurasian Collared-Dove 1   Farm house area
Mourning Dove 13   Scatt- much calling but no displays
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2  Including d male nectaring on prostrate 
primrose sp, also dewberry at barn pond 

Belted Kingfisher 1   Barn pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6   3,1,1,1
Downy Woodpecker 2   1's
White-eyed Vireo 14   Mostly 1's, 2 heard at 2 locations
Blue Jay 13  1,1,9,1,1- larger group seen in same general area as last 
spring. 

American Crow 2   Levee
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2   Grp early along levee near U 7
Purple Martin 2   Males at first stop on 401. None over units
Tree Swallow 14   Unit 7
Barn Swallow 11   Group 6 early near barn/house, scatt 1's in units
Cliff Swallow 1   Unit 7, with TRSW
Carolina Chickadee 1   Strangely only indiv in Baccharis adjacent U 7
Tufted Titmouse 4   Scatt 1's
House Wren 3   Scatt 1's- nos songs today.
Sedge Wren 2   Unit 6- in grass/aster mix
Marsh Wren 2   U 7- much song
Carolina Wren 21   Numerous smaller groups
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3   1's
Brown Thrasher 1   Song/levee
Northern Mockingbird 10   2, then rest scatt 1's
European Starling 4   Farm house/pole shed
Cedar Waxwing 20   5,1,14
Common Yellowthroat 20  Scatt throughout, most by song with 3 males singing 
at two separate locations and 2 at 2. No females seen 

Yellow-rumped Warbler 3   Single group to N early
Eastern Towhee 17  The number is correct. These were mostly heard. Two hear 
from 4 sep locations and 4 at a single location at the cemetery. All giving 
simple song consisting of intro note and trill. 

Field Sparrow 1   Song from Baccharis adjacent 7
Savannah Sparrow 11   Scatt 1's and 2's only- mostly 1's
Song Sparrow 1  This is a rather late date for this species at this 
location, but it was seen. Unit 7, associating with SWSP 

Lincoln's Sparrow 1   Levee
Swamp Sparrow 17  Scatt, some song but less than previous survey. As 
2,8,1,2,3,1 

White-throated Sparrow 15   5,3,2,1,1,1,2
White-crowned Sparrow 13   2,1,3,2,2,3
Northern Cardinal 52
Red-winged Blackbird 263  Scatt larger female groups. More sentry males this 
survey, also with accompanying females 

Common Grackle 7  3,2,2. More frequently being heard in hackberry woods on N 
end and along hwy 1. 

Brown-headed Cowbird 41  Scatt groups of 1-7, all in breeding mode- 
ubiqitous early. Other breeding passerines will have their hands 
full........................... 

Orchard Oriole 6  Five separate males on territory, one with accompanying 
and first noted female at barn pond 

American Goldfinch 1   H-o flyby Hackberry woods- N end.

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17860323 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Good birding,

Terry
Subject: Re: Bad Day at Black Rock??? - Tentative list for Cameron Trip 4/11/14 list
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux AT LUSFIBER.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:06:27 -0500
Jay,
 I believe Jay Huner is the governing board of Jay Huner's day list. If you're 
doing a Big Day or Big Year or whatever, the ABA might police your list. The 
LBRC doesn’t. Canada Goose is on eBird; enter Canada Goose. You now have 100 
for the day. 


 However, if you see a Canada Goose that you think is wild, please send a 
report to the LBRC so it can track sightings. 


 As for the gratons and boudin at LeBleu's, I've been there. Let me just say 
I'm glad I live so close to Scott. 


Paul Conover
Lafayette




-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
[mailto:LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jay V Huner 

Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 11:30 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bad Day at Black Rock??? - Tentative list for Cameron Trip 
4/11/14 list 


Birders come in all shapes, sizes and competence levels. Your current reporter 
considers himself to be in the mediocre level of competence. My Big Year would 
not have been so BIG without numerous people helping me to locate rare birds. 


Jonathan Clark is a musician with a wonderful ear, likely as good as Terry 
Davis' ear. Tom Pollock is a really earnest birder new to our area with a 
really great background in western birds and a pretty good photographer. 


All Big Days start with the first bird one encounters. As near as I can tell, 
our crew managed 100 birds INCLUDING Canada Goose. I would suspect that the 
Louisiana Rare Bird Committee will elect, eventually to include non-migratory 
Canada Goose. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries estimates the 
population of "domestic" Canada Goose at 15,000. That is not inconsequential. 


Without waterbirds, we'd have been "out of luck" with our trip - Gardner, LA 
area to/from Light House Road area in Cameron Parish in terms of going for 
"100" for the day. As we were returning in the dark around Fenton, one of Tom's 
enthusiastic birding friends called him from Colorado and Tom had to say that 
the Day List was only around 95! The friend was IMPRESSED. 


Jonathan was "list coordinator". His comments to Tom and me follow. AND, the LE 
BLEU Boudin is competitive with Scott's Best Stop Boudin and the cracklings are 
Mo' Betta'. 


The reason for this post is to emphasize what a wonderful birding venue we 
enjoy and have come to expect. 


By the way, I did not detect anything that would suggest to me that my FIRST 
Red-bellied Woodpecker in Peveto Woods was a Golden-fronted x Red-bellied 
woodpecker hyrbrid. But, please note my qualification that I am, at best, a 
mediocre birder. I've NEVER seen a red-belly at Peveto Woods. I just could not 
get pictures of the woodpecker. I hope that others visiting the site INCLUDING 
Tom Finnie will photograph ANYTHING that resembles a red-belly. 


Best to all for a great birding year.

And, I know what a Great Kiskadee looks like and sounds like. We got to Peveto 
Woods around 11 AM. Never saw nor heard a kiskadee. BUT, last year during LOS 
Crystal heard and saw one. I never saw the bird but certainly heard, very 
clearly the "kisssa kaa dee" call and saw the kingfisher look a like's shadow 
moving around the woods. I would certainly never discount the report on ebird 
alerts for Greater Kiskadee from Peveto Woods yesterday. 


Sad, isn't it, that a day in the field during migration doesn't generate "100" 
birds! I say this, tongue in cheek. 


Sometimes I hope that the birding community doesn't "find" the Johnsons Bayou 
area but know, in my heart, that conservation of the region requires an 
international birding community that values the area/region. 


Jay Huner


 
Cameron Parish
85 sp, plus 2 possible (?), plus 1 taxa
American Wigeon
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Anhinga
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Clapper Rail
King Rail
Sora
Purple Gallinule
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Killdeer 
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet 
Lesser Yellowlegs
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Long-billed Dowitcher
dowitcher sp.
Wilson's Snipe
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Fish Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Marsh Wren
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat
Savannah Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle 
Boat-tailed Grackle
(?) Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
(?) House Sparrow
 
Trip to and from Cameron Parish
Not counting species also found in Cameron Parish
14 species, not counting domestic type Canada Goose.
Black Vulture
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Pileated Woodpecker
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Blue Jay
American Crow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Meadowlark
Great-tailed Grackle
House Sparrow
Subject: Bad Day at Black Rock??? - Tentative list for Cameron Trip 4/11/14 list
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:29:40 -0500
Birders come in all shapes, sizes and competence levels. Your current reporter 
considers himself to be in the mediocre level of competence. My Big Year would 
not have been so BIG without numerous people helping me to locate rare birds. 


Jonathan Clark is a musician with a wonderful ear, likely as good as Terry 
Davis' ear. Tom Pollock is a really earnest birder new to our area with a 
really great background in western birds and a pretty good photographer. 


All Big Days start with the first bird one encounters. As near as I can tell, 
our crew managed 100 birds INCLUDING Canada Goose. I would suspect that the 
Louisiana Rare Bird Committee will elect, eventually to include non-migratory 
Canada Goose. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries estimates the 
population of "domestic" Canada Goose at 15,000. That is not inconsequential. 


Without waterbirds, we'd have been "out of luck" with our trip - Gardner, LA 
area to/from Light House Road area in Cameron Parish in terms of going for 
"100" for the day. As we were returning in the dark around Fenton, one of Tom's 
enthusiastic birding friends called him from Colorado and Tom had to say that 
the Day List was only around 95! The friend was IMPRESSED. 


Jonathan was "list coordinator". His comments to Tom and me follow. AND, the LE 
BLEU Boudin is competitive with Scott's Best Stop Boudin and the cracklings are 
Mo' Betta'. 


The reason for this post is to emphasize what a wonderful birding venue we 
enjoy and have come to expect. 


By the way, I did not detect anything that would suggest to me that my FIRST 
Red-bellied Woodpecker in Peveto Woods was a Golden-fronted x Red-bellied 
woodpecker hyrbrid. But, please note my qualification that I am, at best, a 
mediocre birder. I've NEVER seen a red-belly at Peveto Woods. I just could not 
get pictures of the woodpecker. I hope that others visiting the site INCLUDING 
Tom Finnie will photograph ANYTHING that resembles a red-belly. 


Best to all for a great birding year.

And, I know what a Great Kiskadee looks like and sounds like. We got to Peveto 
Woods around 11 AM. Never saw nor heard a kiskadee. BUT, last year during LOS 
Crystal heard and saw one. I never saw the bird but certainly heard, very 
clearly the "kisssa kaa dee" call and saw the kingfisher look a like's shadow 
moving around the woods. I would certainly never discount the report on ebird 
alerts for Greater Kiskadee from Peveto Woods yesterday. 


Sad, isn't it, that a day in the field during migration doesn't generate "100" 
birds! I say this, tongue in cheek. 


Sometimes I hope that the birding community doesn't "find" the Johnsons Bayou 
area but know, in my heart, that conservation of the region requires an 
international birding community that values the area/region. 


Jay Huner


 
Cameron Parish
85 sp, plus 2 possible (?), plus 1 taxa
American Wigeon
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Anhinga
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Clapper Rail
King Rail
Sora
Purple Gallinule
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Killdeer 
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet 
Lesser Yellowlegs
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Long-billed Dowitcher
dowitcher sp.
Wilson's Snipe
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Fish Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Marsh Wren
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat
Savannah Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle 
Boat-tailed Grackle
(?) Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
(?) House Sparrow
 
Trip to and from Cameron Parish
Not counting species also found in Cameron Parish
14 species, not counting domestic type Canada Goose.
Black Vulture
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Pileated Woodpecker
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Blue Jay
American Crow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Meadowlark
Great-tailed Grackle
House Sparrow
Subject: Re: No warblers
From: "James V. Remsen, Jr." <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:10:06 -0500
On Apr 12, 2014, at 11:27 AM, Roselie Overby  
wrote: 


>  So I walked the yard and property and could
> find no warblers.  Indigo Buntings, 2 heard, are new arrivals.  T

LABIRD/Roselie -- If you check out this wind map ...


http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-88.61,25.31,2195 


 you can see why it might be a bad day for migrants of any kind, especially 
since this pattern has been going on for a couple of days now. From the 
viewpoint of a migrant anywhere in Middle America wanting to head N, they 
either face strong E crosswinds over the Gulf or even headwinds in some areas. 
Although we're having strong southerly flow, that's only because the wind 
shifts from E to N as you approach our coast. Looking at radar right now, I see 
no sign of any birds arriving in LA over the Gulf, although farther SW, Houston 
radar is showing some activity. 



=================
Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najamesLSU.edu
Subject: Glaucous Gull - Plaquemines Parish
From: Cameron Rutt <cameronrutt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:21:47 -0500
Compared to the past two weekends, migrants were very scarce today. I
checked multiple locations in Plaquemines Parish, but eventually was
flushed from the woods myself.

Fortunately, gulls were active around the landfill in Venice and the tip of
McDermott Rd was especially productive. The standout - both in terms of
rarity and its gleaming white plumage - was a bleached first-cycle Glaucous
Gull that was resting amongst the numerous Herring Gulls. There were also
at least 13 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, including a stunning adult; I
counted ten first-cycle birds at once from McDermott Rd, but there were
almost certainly more youngsters closer to the landfill. Herring Gulls were
numerous, outstripping Ring-billed Gulls, and I estimated something in the
neighborhood of 800-900 in the vicinity of the landfill. Photos of the
Glaucous Gull can be viewed here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrysoptera/

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17861982

I also counted 53 Bronzed Cowbirds between two flocks on Coast Guard Rd.

Good Birding,
Cameron

-- 
Cameron L. Rutt

PhD Student
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Subject: Re: To Cameron and Back Again.
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux AT LUSFIBER.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:24:00 -0500
Jonathan, Labird,
       Sounds like a great day. 
       I've heard rumors of Golden-fronted and/or Golden-fronted X
Red-bellied Woodpecker hybrids just across the border in Texas.  Double
check them all down there, although I have seen Red-bellieds in the Johnsons
Bayou area lately.  
       I went down to the coast today, but the crowd was large at Peveto,
Secret Place was very quiet, and the ferry was out for a couple of hours, so
I made a very short day of it.  Not much around except a hot south wind.
It's amazing how a south wind can make it seem like migration isn't really
happening.    

Take care,
Paul Conover
Lafayette




-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
[mailto:LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jonathan Clark
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 3:42 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] To Cameron and Back Again.

[>] 
and out-of-place male Red-bellied Woodpecker.OtherPeveto woodland
birdsand songbirds included 
[>] 
Happy Birding!
Jonathan Clark
Subject: To Cameron and Back Again.
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird_1 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:41:30 -0700
 On 4/11/14, Jay Huner, Tom Pollock, and I went to Cameron, knowing full well 
we'd be unlikely to get a big showing form neotrop passerine in places like 
Peveto Woods. That turned out to be the case, out only warbler sp. of the day 
was Common Yellowthroat. But it was a more than worthwhile trip with a great 
variety of spp. and a host of new life list birds for a land-locked location 
birder like me! 

 Highlights from the drive there and back. We left Jay's by Cotile Lake, took 
and number of smaller highways to Oakdale, where we got on 165. Detour to turf 
grass farm. Then I 10 to Sulphur (delicious, delicious boudin and cracklins at 
LeBleu's), south on to Cameron Parish. 

Numerous Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, the first spotted just north of Oberlin 
along hwy 165. American Golden Plover and Black-bellied Plover at turf grass 
farm. Cave Swallows at the colony at 165 - I 10. Seaside Sparrow and a good 
look at Clapper Rail as well as my personal FOS Eastern Kingbird all at Blue 
Goose Trail. 

 Cameron Parish Highlights. We birded Holly Beach, then west to Peveto Woods. 
A stop for food at Johnson's Bayou and then on to Lighthouse Road. After that, 
back through Holly Beach to the ferry, Cameron, EastJettyPark, a quick trip 
to Rutherford Beach, north to Pintail Loop, Chalkley and Arceneaux Rds to Fruge 
Rd. 

Nicevariety of gulls and turns at Holly Beach andwestward for a little 
ways. That include Sandwich Terns andLeastTerns. Ruddy Turnstones in this 
area.Peveto woods had very little songbirdactivity, but therewere a few thing 
of interest. These included a stunning male Scarlet Tanager and out-of-place 
male Red-bellied Woodpecker.OtherPeveto woodland birdsand songbirds included 
Indigo Bunting, White-eyed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-throated and 
Swamp Sparrows. Lighthouse Rd. highlights include Ruddy Duck, Green-winged 
Teal, Marbled Godwit, Dunlin, Black-bellied and American Golden Plovers, Sora, 
Indigo Bunting. 

 Coming back through Holly Beach we got White-winged Dove. Highlights at East 
Jetty included Black Skimmer and Wilson's Plover on the beach and Sora at one 
of the tiny, vegetation-lined ponds just behind the RV area. A family of 
Mottled Ducks - aw, tiny fluffy ducklings! - while driving back up Davis Rd. 

 Pintail Loop prove quite productive. Highlights included Long-billed 
Dowitcher, Dowitcher sp., Wilson's Snipe, Sora, King Rail, Purple Gallinule, 
and more Mottled Duck ducklings with mom. 

 And, before I go, here's the new life list birds I got that day. Yeah, there 
were (and still are) some shameful gaps in my life list. King Rail, Clapper 
Rail, American Golden-Plover, Wilson's Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Sandwich Tern, 
Black Skimmer, White-winged Dove, Cave Swallow. 

Happy Birding!
Jonathan Clark
Subject: No warblers
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:27:27 -0500
I struck out on being able to walk in the Bayou Macon WMA which was closed
due to a lottery turkey hunt.  So I walked the yard and property and could
find no warblers.  Indigo Buntings, 2 heard, are new arrivals.  The
Tricolored Heron that flew over my head is probably a new bird for the
property.  A Chimney Swift twittered as it flew over; I've heard those all
week at school.  The Tufted Titmice are nesting in a bluebird box at edge of
yard.  White-throated Sparrows were singing up a storm--a farewell song?

Complete list at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17854409

Roselie Overby
Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish
Subject: Re: Twenty-five species of warblers, Greater Scaup - Grand Isle (4/6)
From: David Muth <MuthD AT NWF.ORG>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:47:24 -0400
Sorry for the late report. Dan Purrington, Phillip Wallace , Curt sorrels and I 
were on Grand Isle on Sunday, primarily doing woods birding. We did not quite 
make it to 25 species of warbler--recording only 23 for the day (we missed 
Chestnut-sided and Yellow). 


Here is our Sunday list of warblers, with a breakdown by the three woodlots, 
Landry-Leblanc, Cemetery, Griletta. I have also, in parentheses, added the 
numbers from Cameron, et al. To me the weirdest disparity is on the 10:1 ratio 
of Wilson's, a species that is normally quick to let one know of its presence 
by its call note: 


Ovenbird  30     20,2,8 (12)
Worm-eating Warbler  28     20, 4, 4 (39)
Louisiana Waterthrush  4     3,0,1 (4) 
Northern Waterthrush  2     1,0,1 (3)
Louisiana/Northern Waterthrush  3     0,1,2
Blue-winged Warbler  11     2,6,3 (30) 
Brewster's Warbler (hybrid)  1     Landry Lane; Photos.
Black-and-white Warbler  35     15,12,8 (47)
Prothonotary Warbler  32     20,8,4 (18)
Swainson's Warbler 5 3,1,1 Two in same area while a third was singing. 4 and 5 
seen. (6) 

Tennessee Warbler  13     6,3,4 (28)
Orange-crowned Warbler  4     2,2 (10)
Kentucky Warbler  40     20,8,12 (38)
Common Yellowthroat  3 (10)
Hooded Warbler  85     45,15,25 (1 Bradberry) (98)
American Redstart 18 6,6,6 all ad. males except 1 imm male, presumably 
wintering individual. (14) 

Cerulean Warbler  2     1,1,0 (4)
Northern Parula  16     6,5,5 (30)
Blackburnian Warbler  1     0,0,1 (1)
Palm Warbler (Western)  6 (6)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  6 (15)
Yellow-throated Warbler  1     0,1,0 (5)
Prairie Warbler  2     1,1,0 One singing behind Landry; one seen Cemetary (1)
Black-throated Green Warbler  3     2,1,0 (3)
Wilson's Warbler  1 (10)

We estimated about 80 red-eyed Vireos, 60 white-eyed, 40 yellow-throated, plus 
one Blue-headed and the aforementioned Black-whiskered Vireo. 


Another interesting bird was a Least Flycatcher (that is what I'm calling it) 
that was in the exact spot where I had one on the Grand Isle CBC in December. 
It is way too early for a migrant in southeast Louisiana, so I have to conclude 
it wintered... We had 5 Acadians or presumed Acadians. 


David Muth
New Orleans

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
[mailto:LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Cameron Rutt 

Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 11:54 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Twenty-five species of warblers, Greater Scaup - Grand Isle 
(4/6) 


John Mittermeier, Matt Brady, Mike Harvey, Ryan Terrill, Erik Enbody and I all 
descended on Grand Isle early Saturday morning, only to find that a wealth of 
neotropical migrants had beat us to the punch, more than compensating for our 
somewhat lackluster "camping" expedition on the beach. 


Lafitte Woods (especially) and the Grilletta Tract were thick with warblers, 
dominated by understory specialists of the southern forests. 

Hooded Warblers, Kentucky Warblers, and Worm-eating Warblers were particularly 
abundant, creating an understory that was in nearly constant motion. 
Blue-winged and Tennessee Warblers also both put in great showings. 

Although Black-and-white Warbler and Northern Parula numbers were both down 
from last weekend, they were still among the most common warblers. However, 
relatively few migrants of the former Dendroica genus were in evidence. 

Warbler highlights included 6 Swainson's Warblers (4 at Lafitte and 2 along 
Landry Lane), 4 male Cerulean Warblers (2 at Lafitte and 2 at Grilletta), 2 
early Yellow Warblers (1 at Grilletta and 1 at Grand Isle State Park), and a 
Prairie Warbler (Lafitte). 


The following list is primarily a composite from the various woodlots in the 
greater vicinity of the Sureway Supermarket, with some additional numbers added 
from Grand Isle State Park. 


Red-eyed Vireo - 152

Ovenbird - 12
Worm-eating Warbler - 39
Louisiana Waterthrush - 4
Northern Waterthrush- 3
Blue-winged Warbler - 30
Black-and-white Warbler - 47
Prothonotary Warbler - 18
Swainson's Warbler - 6
Tennessee Warbler - 28
Orange-crowned Warbler - 10
Kentucky Warbler - 38
Common Yellowthroat - 10
Hooded Warbler - 98
American Redstart - 14
Cerulean Warbler - 4
Northern Parula - 30
Blackburnian Warbler - 1
Yellow Warbler - 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Palm Warbler (Western) - 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) - 15
Yellow-throated Warbler - 5
Prairie Warbler - 1
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3
Wilson's Warbler - 10

Total warblers = 435

Additional highlights included a lone female Greater Scaup that Mike Harvey 
spotted on the largest pond east of Yacht Harbor Avenue and the BLACK-WHISKERED 
VIREO - thanks to David Muth and others - that was still in the exact same 
location nearly 1.5 hours later. 


Good Birding,
Cameron

--
Cameron L. Rutt

PhD Student
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Subject: Indigo Buntings
From: David Courville <dcarch AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:30:00 -0500
FOS Indigo Bunting. 4/11/14
On feeding ground SW St. Martin Parish. 
Drove to Cocodrie. There was a pair in yard behind camp. Lower Petit Caillou. 

David Courville
Subject: Please Report Swallow-tailed kite Sightings to Jennifer Coulson
From: Jennifer Coulson <jacoulson AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:41:24 -0400
Dear LABIRD,


Just a reminder that the Swallow-tailed Kite population ecology study is still 
going on and sighting reports are greatly appreciated. Please send the report 
to Jennifer Coulson (contact information below) instead of to the LABIRD list. 


          

The Orleans Audubon Society iscollecting much needed demographic data. We are 
determining how many nests are successful, how many young areproduced, and the 
causes of nesting failure. We are also monitoring populations by counting kites 
in their pre-migration roosts. 



Sighting reports help us locatenests and roosts and monitor the population. Of 
particular interest are sightings of nests, roosts, kites carryingnest material 
or food, sightings of more than one kite, and locations wherekites are seen 
often. 


 
            Pleasereport sightings to:                         What to report:
 Jennifer Coulson Date andlocation of sighting - Please provide as much 
information about the location as possible. 


            Orleans Audubon Society                   Number of kites observed
 Email: jacoulson AT aol.com Carryingfood or nest material? 

 Cell: (504) 717-3544 Nest or roost observed? 

 Contact information for observer 

 
Thank you!


Jennifer


P.S. For more information about the project visit: www.jjaudubon.net
Subject: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/10
From: John Arvin <jarvin AT GCBO.ORG>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:26:18 -0500
Today is virtually a carbon copy of yesterday. In brief, circum-Gulf 
migrants are moving up the coast between Brownsville and Corpus but both 
the upper winds and the birds that ride them fade out from Houston eastward 
and the NEXRAD displays in that region consist mostly of insect returns. I 
doulbt there will be a significant movement of trans-Gulf migrants until 
the weekend (Saturday or later).

John C. Arvin
 Research Associate
 Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
 103 West Hwy 332
 Lake Jackson, TX 77566
 jarvin AT gcbo.org
 www.gcbo.org

 Austin, Texas
Subject: BWHA
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:11:16 -0500
Hi,
While doing spring cleaning in the flowerbeds I heard a broad-winged hawk.
Looked up and Paul and I were treated to a really nice viewing as it soared
over our yard twice. A very nice yard FOS bird!
Back to the flowerbeds now......
Janine Robin
Folsom, St Tammany parish
Subject: Algiers Pt. Mini? Fallout
From: Eric Liffmann <eliffmann AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:17:30 -0500
My brother just texted me that he currently has hundreds of birds in a field 
behind his house which is adjacent to the river. Primarily Grosbeaks and 
Orioles with some Buntings and Tanagers mixed in. 

Subject: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/9
From: John Arvin <jarvin AT GCBO.ORG>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:24:27 -0500
The western Gulf region is divided almost exactly in half today in terms of 
upper air flow. The west has S winds at 20 knots and the east has N winds 
above 30 knots. The visible migration occurring today is a good circus-Gulf 
flow N up the Texas coast, bending to the NE to follow the bend in the 
coastline and petering out east of Houston. There was no visible migration 
occurring east of the Sabine River but that does not mean that it is not 
occurring. It would be in the form of trans-Gulf migrants coming in low to 
the water to avoid a bit of headwind.

John C. Arvin
 Research Associate
 Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
 103 West Hwy 332
 Lake Jackson, TX 77566
 jarvin AT gcbo.org
 www.gcbo.org

 Austin, Texas
Subject: Intracoastal Canal Bridge area, Hwy 319, Apr 9, 2014
From: Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:31:41 -0500
LaBirders,

This morning I birded the wooded /marshy/swampy areas near the Intracoastal 
Canal bridge
a few miles south of Weeks Island.  Migrants were somewhat scarce.  Anyone
interested in seeing the list of birds, click on the e-bird link below.

Mike

Intracoastal Canal Bridge area, Hwy 319, St. Mary, US-LA
Apr 9, 2014 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
62 species


View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17815760

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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mjmusumeche AT cox.net
Subject: Orchard Orioles, etc
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird_1 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:24:12 -0700
 I had a first year male (yellow with black bib) Orchard Oriole in my yard in 
Jena this morning about 10:15 am. He was singing and calling and I got a good 
look at him without binoculars. Just posted to eBird as incidental. 

 Yesterday morning , 4/8/14, I had first of season Orchards in my yard. An 
adult male and female bird were observed foraging together in upper parts of 
oaks, which are blooming. They are part of ayard count that I'll post to ebird 
some time soon. That's my FOS Orchard Orioles, and according to those of my 
records that I had easily to hand, they are my earliest ever for not only my 
yard, butothernearby (La Salle and Catahoula Parishes) locationsby about a 
week. More than a weekfor most of those locales. 

 The day before that, 4/7/14, I had FOS for my yard Indigo Bunting. A 
brilliant blue male. That's one of the earlier FOS for my yard, and I usual 
don't expect them until sometime in 2nd week of April. I believe it was 4/7/14 
that I got FOS Great Crested Flycatcher as well. I don't have the notes by me, 
but I believe that's correct date for GC Fly. The 4/7/14 birds are part of a 
yard count that I'll post to eBird sometime soon. 

 This year, a number ofspecies are showing up on the early edge of when I'd 
expect them to. 

Happy Birding!
Jonathan Clark
Subject: Honey Island Swamp St Tammany parish Checklist and pics from 4/7/14
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:06:44 -0500
Hi LABIRDERS
 Click on the link if interested in our list with pictures.
Best,
Janine Robin
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S17814667
Subject: Purple Martin, Blue-winged Teal
From: Elias <ejlandry AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 03:43:00 -0500
While checking out a Purple Martin flying around Marie's house on Longside, a 
large flock of Blue-winged Teal zoomed past in the background. Estimated at 
least 100. Assumed the ducks came from the crawfish pond off Railroad Road, 
headed SSW toward the marshes below Delcambre. 

Elias LandryAvery Island ( currently near Delcambre, LA) 		 	   		  
Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpipers Sentell Road area north Caddo Parish 4-8-14
From: Charles Lyon <lyon5516 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:06:16 -0500
LA-birders,

I did a brief 1 hour 20 min survey of fields in the Sentell Road area of north 
Caddo Parish after work today. 

Shorebirds were had to find, but I found one good field just east of I-49 on 
Hwy 169 (Mooringsport Road), 

just before it ends at Sentell Road. There were 142 American American 
Golden-Plover, 3 Pectoral sandpipers, 

and a pair of Buff-breasted Sandpipers, along with 5 Greater and 5 Lesser 
Yellowlegs. About a dozen 

Western Meadowlarks were also in the field. This is the first spring 2014 LA 
ebird report for Buff-breasted Sandpipers, 

 so be on the lookout. They are starting to come through.

Charlie Lyon
Subject: BRAS Presentation this Thursday (10-April)!
From: jared wolfe <jdwolfe80 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 21:07:26 -0700
BRAS MONTHLY PRESENTATION THIS WEEK (10-APR-2014) 

Please join us for Baton Rouge Audubon Society’s continuing speaker series. 
Attendance is free for all BRAS Members (contact jwolfe5 AT lsu.edu for your 
free ticket), $3 for non-BRAS Members and $2.50 for non-BRAS seniors (price of 
admission at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center) – see below for more 
details.  


 ----------------------------------------  

Title: Birds and Birding in the Age of Genomics 

Presenter: Dr. Robb Brumfield  

Date and time: 10-April, 6:15pm, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center 

Summary: Genomics, DNA sequencing, and DNA fingerprints are terms that are 
becoming increasingly familiar to households across the US. The LSU Museum of 
Natural Science houses the world's largest collection of cryopreserved bird 
tissues for use in genetic studies of vertebrates. Every year researchers at 
LSU and around the world use DNA and RNA extracted from these samples to 
conduct studies that further our knowledge about biodiversity. Dr. Robb 
Brumfield's talk will provide an overview of the Museum's Collection of Genetic 
Resources, a description of the kinds of genetic tests that are currently 
available, and I'll provide examples of studies that have used genetics to 
change the way we view the world of birds.  


-------------------------------------------------------------- 

Our last presentation prior to the summer hiatus will be by Nick Smith, on 
22-May-2014, where he will discuss Bald Eagle migration using GPS technology. 
Updated schedules will be posted on BRAS’s website: 
http://www.braudubon.org/  


Happy Birding! 

-- 

Jared Wolfe, MSc 
PhD Candidate 
Louisiana State University 
School of Renewable Natural Resources 
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 
Subject: An Awesome Hummer Moment!
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:42:16 -0500
Mornin' Y'All,

I love to watch hummers bathe and it takes lucky chance encounters for 
me to experience that.  A little while ago, I looked out to see a small 
bird bathing on the large leaf of a Canna.  It was the Buff-bellied!  
She was resting on the leaf and spent more than a minute splashing in 
the tiny amount of water.  Even if I had a camera, I would not have been 
quick enough to get a shot.

I've seen Buffies fly through mist and I've seen them brush up against 
wet leaves, but this was the first time, I observed an honest to 
goodness bath of this species.  What fun!

NLN

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Casa Colibr
Metairie, LA USA

http://www.casacolibri.net/
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Subject: Multiple Swainson's warblers
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:22:55 -0500
Hello,
Yesterday, 4/7, we tallied 12 Swainson's warblers  AT  Honey Island Swamp (old
Hwy 11 in St Tammany parish). We, Mary Mehaffey and I saw several of them
and heard many others. What was a surprise to both of us is that the
Swainson's warblers came in close and showed themselves while singing when
we played the Louisiana waterthrush song. It happened at least 3 times in
different areas along the road.
We also saw one stunning male scarlet tanager and 2 summers. Other warblers
were kentucky, prothonotary, parula, hooded and one Louisiana waterthrush .
Waiting for a new modem for my computer so I can do the list with a few
pictures.
Lightning hit our home early yesterday morning and wiped out the DTV and
Hughes net modem and two phones.
Best,
Janine
Subject: whip-poor-will
From: "Shively, Steve -FS" <steveshively AT FS.FED.US>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:52:11 +0000
Heard a whip-poor-will around 0630 this morning in the pineywoods southwest of 
Alexandria, Rapides Parish. 


Steve Shively
Wildlife Biologist
Calcasieu Ranger District, Kisatchie National Forest
9912 Hwy 28 West, Boyce, LA 71409
318-793-9427
318-793-9430 (fax)
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Subject: Twenty-five species of warblers, Greater Scaup - Grand Isle (4/6)
From: Cameron Rutt <cameronrutt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 23:54:01 -0500
John Mittermeier, Matt Brady, Mike Harvey, Ryan Terrill, Erik Enbody and I
all descended on Grand Isle early Saturday morning, only to find that a
wealth of neotropical migrants had beat us to the punch, more than
compensating for our somewhat lackluster "camping" expedition on the beach.

Lafitte Woods (especially) and the Grilletta Tract were thick with
warblers, dominated by understory specialists of the southern forests.
Hooded Warblers, Kentucky Warblers, and Worm-eating Warblers were
particularly abundant, creating an understory that was in nearly constant
motion. Blue-winged and Tennessee Warblers also both put in great showings.
Although Black-and-white Warbler and Northern Parula numbers were both down
from last weekend, they were still among the most common warblers. However,
relatively few migrants of the former Dendroica genus were in evidence.
Warbler highlights included 6 Swainson's Warblers (4 at Lafitte and 2 along
Landry Lane), 4 male Cerulean Warblers (2 at Lafitte and 2 at Grilletta), 2
early Yellow Warblers (1 at Grilletta and 1 at Grand Isle State Park), and
a Prairie Warbler (Lafitte).

The following list is primarily a composite from the various woodlots in
the greater vicinity of the Sureway Supermarket, with some additional
numbers added from Grand Isle State Park.

Red-eyed Vireo - 152

Ovenbird - 12
Worm-eating Warbler - 39
Louisiana Waterthrush - 4
Northern Waterthrush- 3
Blue-winged Warbler - 30
Black-and-white Warbler - 47
Prothonotary Warbler - 18
Swainson's Warbler - 6
Tennessee Warbler - 28
Orange-crowned Warbler - 10
Kentucky Warbler - 38
Common Yellowthroat - 10
Hooded Warbler - 98
American Redstart - 14
Cerulean Warbler - 4
Northern Parula - 30
Blackburnian Warbler - 1
Yellow Warbler - 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Palm Warbler (Western) - 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) - 15
Yellow-throated Warbler - 5
Prairie Warbler - 1
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3
Wilson's Warbler - 10

Total warblers = 435

Additional highlights included a lone female Greater Scaup that Mike Harvey
spotted on the largest pond east of Yacht Harbor Avenue and the
BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO - thanks to David Muth and others - that was still in
the exact same location nearly 1.5 hours later.

Good Birding,
Cameron

-- 
Cameron L. Rutt

PhD Student
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Subject: Upland Sandpipers Caspiana area NW LA 4-7-14
From: Charles Lyon <lyon5516 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 23:29:54 -0500
LA-birders,

I rechecked some of the same wet fields near Caspiana that I had checked 
yesterday, and pretty much limited my observations to the fields 

near the intersection of LA 1 on Ellerbe Road. I only had the last hour of the 
day to do any birding. The major difference was the presence of 23 Upland 
Sandpipers, the majority of which came in at sunset. 

I counted 224 Pectoral Sandpipers, a few Killdeer, and only a single American 
Golden-Plover. A flock of 160 Brewer's Blackbirds was flagged by ebird, 

but that is really not that uncommon up here. Western Meadowlarks and Horned 
Larks were still singing. 


Charlie Lyon
Shreveport, LA

 
Subject: Neotropical Songbirds Trickling into Central Louisiana - Lost Bayou Bottoms, Apr 7, 2014
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 20:18:39 -0500
Lost Bayou Bottoms is a nice place to visit if you don't mind walking. Even if 
you can drive into the head of trail to the "bottoms", the walk up/down is 
steep and includes considerable walking around the 40 acre impoundment. The 
slough at the base of the Red River Valley bluff is very scenic with tupelo gum 
and cypress. 


Most of the songbirds were found in one large feeding flock I found at the head 
of trail. 


Jay Huner

> Lost Bayou Bottoms, Rapides, US-LA
> Apr 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Accessed from Messina Road entrance road about 3 miles east of LA 
28 W. Road to head of trail in terrible shape for anything except high wheel 
base vehicles. Bottoms impoundment full of water. Surprised to find NO 
waterfowl, even Wood Duck. 

> 35 species (+1 other taxa)
> 
> Pied-billed Grebe  1
> Anhinga  1
> Great Blue Heron  2
> Great Egret  16
> Snowy Egret  6
> Little Blue Heron  28
> Turkey Vulture  3
> Red-shouldered Hawk  1
> Belted Kingfisher  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  8
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Pileated Woodpecker  2
> White-eyed Vireo  11
> Yellow-throated Vireo  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  1
> Blue Jay  6
> American Crow  6
> Fish Crow  1
> swallow sp.  4
> Carolina Chickadee  4
> Tufted Titmouse  8
> Carolina Wren  4
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
> Hermit Thrush  1
> Worm-eating Warbler 1 Feeding flock of songbirds well up into canopy at head 
of trail. 

> Black-and-white Warbler  1
> Prothonotary Warbler  2
> Kentucky Warbler  1
> Hooded Warbler  3
> Northern Parula  3
> Pine Warbler  3
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  3
> Black-throated Green Warbler  1
> Swamp Sparrow  1
> Northern Cardinal  15
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17796223 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Cameron Parish, LA, Apr 7, 2014
From: Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 19:14:54 -0500
LaBirders,

Today I birded the following locations in Cameron Parish: Blue Goose Trail, 
Cameron beaches, Peveto Sanctuary, East Jetty Park, Willow Island and 
Rutherford Woods.  There was a good showing of woodland migrants from early 
morning until about 11:00.  After that time, many of the birds appeared to 
have moved on.

Mike


Cameron Parish, LA, Cameron, US-LA
Apr 7, 2014 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
48.0 mile(s)
120 species

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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  47
Fulvous Whistling-Duck  1
Gadwall  4
American Wigeon  1
Mottled Duck  7
Blue-winged Teal  225
Northern Shoveler  21
Green-winged Teal  43
Lesser Scaup  3
Ruddy Duck  88
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Neotropic Cormorant  15
Double-crested Cormorant  25
American White Pelican  45
Brown Pelican  21
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  33
Snowy Egret  22
Little Blue Heron  9
Tricolored Heron  41
Cattle Egret  86
Green Heron  1
White Ibis  41
Glossy Ibis  1
White-faced Ibis  13
Roseate Spoonbill  2
Turkey Vulture  17
Northern Harrier  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Clapper Rail  2
Common Gallinule  3
American Coot  46
Black-necked Stilt  38
American Avocet  115
Black-bellied Plover  8
Killdeer  5
Greater Yellowlegs  11
Willet  65
Lesser Yellowlegs  38
Whimbrel  2
Long-billed Curlew  1
Ruddy Turnstone  3
Stilt Sandpiper  18
Sanderling  30
Dunlin  78
Least Sandpiper  3
Western Sandpiper  28
Short-billed Dowitcher  26
Wilson's Snipe  1
Bonaparte's Gull  26
Laughing Gull  450
Ring-billed Gull  46
Herring Gull  15
Caspian Tern  5
Common Tern  6
Forster's Tern  200
Royal Tern  38
Sandwich Tern  3
Black Skimmer  275
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
White-winged Dove  3
Mourning Dove  10
Belted Kingfisher  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Crested Caracara  2
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  11
Eastern Kingbird  12
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  1
Loggerhead Shrike  6
White-eyed Vireo  21
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  7
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Purple Martin  10
Tree Swallow  175
Barn Swallow  41
Marsh Wren  2
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  8
Brown Thrasher  3
Northern Mockingbird  6
European Starling  12
Ovenbird  1
Worm-eating Warbler  1
Blue-winged Warbler  4
Black-and-white Warbler  16
Tennessee Warbler  17     1x1 count
Orange-crowned Warbler  5
Nashville Warbler  1
Kentucky Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  1
Hooded Warbler  7
American Redstart  3
Cerulean Warbler  1
Northern Parula  16
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Yellow-throated Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Savannah Sparrow  13
Seaside Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Summer Tanager  13
Northern Cardinal  11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  13
Red-winged Blackbird  65
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Common Grackle  13
Boat-tailed Grackle  36
Great-tailed Grackle  12
Brown-headed Cowbird  78
Orchard Oriole  8

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17795908

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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