Date: 4/30/18 9:48 am From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean Warbler Acadia Par. 4/28
How many Loggerhead Shrikes?
Donna and I cruised through Jeff DAvis on Friday afternoon and Saturday and
had zero shrikes. Finally saw a few along Rossignol and Fruge and then
they are somewhat more conspicuous along the immediate coast. Scary.
On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 11:29 AM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
> LABIRD: Given the unusually high number of land bird migrants inland in
> Louisiana, I decided to spend Saturday looking for them in Acadia and Jeff
> Davis parishes, both of which suffer from sampling artifacts in terms of
> few records of land bird migrants. As just one example, Jeff. Davis has no
> spring record of Magnolia or Am. Redstart!
> As expected, volume was low. Quality, however, made up for that in terms
> of a male Cerulean Warbler, 1 Philadelphia and 1 Warbling Vireo, and 1
> Scissor-tailed in Acadia, and Chestnut-sideds in both Acadia and Jeff.
> Additional migrants: INBU 8, Red-eyed 7, Catbird 6, Blue Grosbeak 5,
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4, Summer Tanager 4, Baltimore Oriole 3, 2 each of
> Ruby-throat, Acadian F., Swainson’s Thrush, Wood Thrush, Black-and-white,
> and singles of Tennessee, Yellow W., Chat, Scarlet Tanager, Orchard
> Oriole. If I’d been able to get out there a couple of days earlier,
> warbler totals would likely have been higher.
> Also of minor interest: a likely new Cave Swallow breeding site in
> southern Acadia.
> Shorebirds: remarkably scarce, as has been my impression all spring. As
> noted by Matt and others, good habitat is increasingly scarce, but even
> fields that looked like they should be loaded were nearly devoid of birds.
> Van Remsen
> Dr. J. V. Remsen
> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803