Today for the third weekend in a row I joined motley crew checking on stakeouts in lower Plaquemines-from West Ravenna Rd. to Venice. The day did not disappoint. I personally saw 14 species of warbler-tying my personal best for the Parish in winter, and at least two more species were seen by others today.
Over the last two weeks, the following very uncommon to extremely rare species have been reliably recorded:
Broad-winged Hawk (at least three today)
GRAY FLYCATCHER !!!
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER !!! (Again today)
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER !!
Tennessee Warbler (today)
MAGNOLIA WARBLER !
CAPE MAY WARBLER !!
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-headed Grosbeak (at least three individuals)
I am sure I am leaving something out. A few of us heard what we all believe was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak calling as well.
Ebird lists will be posted by various parties covering today's birding bacchanal.