Date: 5/14/18 8:22 am From: Bill Vermillion <bill.gcjv...> Subject: [LABIRD-L] late report shorebirds SW LA and other
Friday I ran a Buff-breasted Sandpiper survey route in Calcasieu, Jeff Davis and Acadia Parishes with David Booth. Got some good zero data at survey points for that species. Ah well. Similar to other reports shorebird habitat was somewhat limited but there was some good habitat on Roche Road (north side) which runs between Hwy 382 and Lyons Road near Thornwell, coordinates 30.12709, -92.74880 - Stilt Sandpiper, Dunlin, Wilson's Phalarope, peeps. Found a single Hudsonian Godwit on Lyons Road (west side) 30.15101, -92.72343. Also on Bluefish Road (south side) near the intersection of Roy Road there were a small number of Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone, and Black-bellied Plover. A couple of late-ish Savannah Sparrows were of interest, one on Bluefish Road and the other on Parish Road 322 off Old Spanish Trail.
Additionally, observed and photographed a Monk Parakeet in Ville Platte on Saturday and Sunday.