Date: 10/8/17 5:18 pm From: James V Remsen <najames...> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
LABIRD: 6 of us (Dan Lane, Vitek Jirinek, Matt Brady, Oscar Johnson, Marky Mutchler) searched this morning for H. Nate birds at the Mandeville Lakefront, Northshore area, and Howze Beach. We had something like 10 Magnificent Frigatebirds at Mandeville and 14 more at Northshore (no eBird parish records later than early Sept). Other mentionable were fly-by calling Short-billed Dowitcher (few records for St. Tammany), 10 fly-by Stilt Sandpipers (only 5 eBird records for the parish), 10 Black Skimmers, 1 Sandwich Tern (7 previous eBird records, none later than early Sept.), 4 fly-by N. Pintails (no eBird records before mid-Nov.), and 3 Semipalmated Plovers. Not bad for being on wrong side of landfall.
Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803