Date: 5/1/18 1:57 pm From: Judith ONeale <losbirdlady...> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting and Fall Meeting
It was indeed a good spring meeting. We had 72 folks registered for the meeting.
We are looking forward to the fall meeting, which we are planning to hold in Cameron. Since we don’t know what the timeline is for the proposed LNG plant, we are recommending that if you think you might be attending the fall meeting and plan to stay at the Cameron Motel you should go ahead and make your reservation for October 25-26. I believe you can cancel 72 hours before the date of reservation.
We are also looking into some other dinner choices. The Anchor Up has done a good job with our menu but we realize that some folks would prefer a non-fried option. Information will be in the fall LOS News.
Thanks to all who attended. Hope to see you in the fall.
From: Steven W. Cardiff
Sent: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:37 AM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting
Last weekend's LOS Spring Meeting at Cameron was a great success.
Although there weren't any blockbuster vagrants and the beaches were packed
with non-birders, everyone saw plenty of birds and the Friday and Saturday
night meetings were interesting and well attended. I want to especially
congratulate Dr. R. D. "Dan" Purrington, recipient of the 2018 George H.
Lowery Award. Well-deserved and overdue! We will post up the Saturday
bird list soon.
Donna Dittmann and I led the LOS Field Trip Series "Cameron Parish
Big Day" tour with 7 participants, which began at the Lacassine NWR HQ area
and subsequently visited other Cameron Parish locations including Lacassine
Pool, Sweet Lake, Rutherford Beach Road, Willow Island, and Davis Road/East
Jetty Beach. Although none of us saw every species, Donna and I had a
combined 155 species for the day, not bad given the distance covered, lack
of fallout conditions, and many "easy misses." Highlights were adult Bald
Eagle at Streeter Road, Northern Harrier at Lacassine Pool, Yellow-headed
Blackbirds at Sweet Lake, spectacular numbers of shorebirds at Rutherford
Beach Road, and Long-billed Curlew and Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Rec Center
fields) and Bronzed Cowbird at Willow Island. Of course, the group was
thrilled with point blank looks at Purple Gallinules, Wilson's Phalaropes,
Least Bitterns, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Veery, Gray-cheeked, Swainson's
and Wood thrushes (on the lawn at Willow Island), and Dickcissels eating
mulberry fruit (Pine Pasture Road).