Date: 1/3/21 4:04 pm
From: Mac Myers <budogmacm...>
Subject: Re: [labird] New EBR Big Year Record
Dan,

That is an outstanding list. Somehow, I missed hearing about the Limpkin.
Was that a wandering bird, never seen again, or did it/they linger? Are
there Pomacea in EBR Parish?

Mac

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On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 5:36 PM Dan Lane <dlane...> wrote:

> Thanks to Matt for the shoutout, and to David and Paul for their kind
> comments and stories of their own parish big years. I should point out that
> Matt played no small role in making sure I was aware of some important
> records by calling me if I hadn't already responded to reports (thanks
> Matt!), not to mention finding several choice species himself! But 2020
> really gave me a new appreciation for birding in East Baton Rouge Parish!
> It has gone from a "mediocre" birding parish to "downright great" Or
> something along those lines, anyway. Even without tidewater, it has a few
> geographical features that can really shine... sadly, as with so much of
> our state, many of these are not open to the general public.
>
> That said, I hope never to be "trapped" at home for most of a year again,
> and therefore will not have to revert to parish listing to keep me from
> going absolutely nuts! Thank god for birds, or I would be a drooling mess
> from this past year...
>
> Good birding to all and may 2021 bring us all great birds, and
> opportunities to travel once again!
> Dan Lane
>
> For those interested, below is the list of my parish big year with dates
> of first observation:
> 1 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis 17-Jan-20
> 2 Fulvous Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna bicolor 17-Jul-20
> 3 Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens 30-Oct-20
> 4 Greater White-fronted Goose - Anser albifrons 15-Nov-20
> 5 Canada Goose - Branta canadensis 12-Jan-20
> 6 Wood Duck - Aix sponsa 17-Jan-20
> 7 Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors 17-Jan-20
> 8 Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata 21-Jan-20
> 9 Gadwall - Mareca strepera 11-Jan-20
> 10 American Wigeon - Mareca americana 27-Feb-20
> 11 Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos 11-Jan-20
> 12 Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula 28-Sep-20
> 13 Northern Pintail - Anas acuta 12-Oct-20
> 14 Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca 21-Jan-20
> 15 Canvasback - Aythya valisineria 21-Jan-20
> 16 Redhead - Aythya americana 1-Feb-20
> 17 Ring-necked Duck - Aythya collaris 11-Jan-20
> 18 Greater Scaup - Aythya marila 19-Oct-20
> 19 Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis 11-Jan-20
> 20 White-winged Scoter - Melanitta deglandi 11-Nov-20
> 21 Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola 12-Jan-20
> 22 Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula 21-Jan-20
> 23 Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus 21-Jan-20
> 24 Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator 1-Dec-20
> 25 Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis 11-Jan-20
> 26 Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps 11-Jan-20
> 27 Horned Grebe - Podiceps auritus 30-Oct-20
> 28 Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis 23-Nov-20
> 29 Rock Pigeon - Columba livia 11-Jan-20
> 30 Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto 10-Feb-20
> 31 Inca Dove - Columbina inca 2-Aug-20
> 32 White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica 11-Jan-20
> 33 Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura 11-Jan-20
> 34 Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus americanus 10-Apr-20
> 35 Black-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus erythropthalmus 24-Apr-20
> 36 Common Nighthawk - Chordeiles minor 19-Apr-20
> 37 Chuck-will's-widow - Antrostomus carolinensis 20-Apr-20
> 38 Eastern Whip-poor-will - Antrostomus vociferus 27-Dec-20
> 39 Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica 22-Mar-20
> 40 Vaux's Swift - Chaetura vauxi 17-Nov-20
> 41 Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris 29-Mar-20
> 42 Black-chinned Hummingbird - Archilochus alexandri 24-Oct-20
> 43 Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus 14-Dec-20
> 44 Rufous Hummingbird - Selasphorus rufus 2-Nov-20
> 45 Calliope Hummingbird - Selasphorus calliope 29-Dec-20
> 46 Broad-billed Hummingbird - Cynanthus latirostris 31-Oct-20
> 47 Buff-bellied Hummingbird - Amazilia yucatanensis 17-Oct-20
> 48 Virginia Rail - Rallus limicola 2-Oct-20
> 49 Sora - Porzana carolina 27-Feb-20
> 50 Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata 27-Feb-20
> 51 American Coot - Fulica americana 11-Jan-20
> 52 Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinica 17-Aug-20
> 53 Limpkin - Aramus guarauna 23-Mar-20
> 54 Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus 21-Jan-20
> 55 American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana 30-Jul-20
> 56 Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus 10-Aug-20
> 57 Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus 21-Jan-20
> 58 Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda 2-Aug-20
> 59 Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus 30-Jul-20
> 60 Dunlin - Calidris alpina 12-Oct-20
> 61 Baird's Sandpiper - Calidris bairdii 14-Sep-20
> 62 Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla 21-Jan-20
> 63 White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis 20-May-20
> 64 Pectoral Sandpiper - Calidris melanotos 27-Feb-20
> 65 Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla 13-May-20
> 66 Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri 10-Jul-20
> 67 Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus 17-Jul-20
> 68 Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus scolopaceus 27-Feb-20
> 69 American Woodcock - Scolopax minor 25-Dec-20
> 70 Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata 8-Sep-20
> 71 Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor 10-Aug-20
> 72 Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus 31-Aug-20
> 73 Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius 11-Jan-20
> 74 Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria 10-Apr-20
> 75 Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca 21-Jan-20
> 76 Willet - Tringa semipalmata 30-Jul-20
> 77 Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes 21-Jan-20
> 78 Bonaparte's Gull - Chroicocephalus philadelphia 23-Nov-20
> 79 Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla 21-Jan-20
> 80 Franklin's Gull - Leucophaeus pipixcan 21-Jan-20
> 81 Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis 11-Jan-20
> 82 California Gull - Larus californicus 1-Dec-20
> 83 Herring Gull - Larus argentatus 21-Jan-20
> 84 Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus 27-Feb-20
> 85 Sooty Tern - Onychoprion fuscatus 8-Jun-20
> 86 Least Tern - Sternula antillarum 17-Apr-20
> 87 Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia 27-Aug-20
> 88 Black Tern - Chlidonias niger 30-Jul-20
> 89 Common Tern - Sterna hirundo 18-May-20
> 90 Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri 17-Jan-20
> 91 Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus 27-Aug-20
> 92 Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger 10-Oct-20
> 93 Common Loon - Gavia immer 15-Jun-20
> 94 Wood Stork - Mycteria americana 14-Apr-20
> 95 Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens 8-Jun-20
> 96 Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga 25-Jan-20
> 97 Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus 11-Jan-20
> 98 Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus 11-Jan-20
> 99 American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos 11-Jan-20
> 100 Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis 11-Jan-20
> 101 American Bittern - Botaurus lentiginosus 12-Oct-20
> 102 Least Bittern - Ixobrychus exilis 10-Jul-20
> 103 Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias 11-Jan-20
> 104 Great Egret - Ardea alba 11-Jan-20
> 105 Snowy Egret - Egretta thula 11-Jan-20
> 106 Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea 28-Jan-20
> 107 Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor 17-Jan-20
> 108 Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis 21-Jan-20
> 109 Green Heron - Butorides virescens 30-Mar-20
> 110 Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax 11-Jan-20
> 111 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea 22-Jul-20
> 112 White Ibis - Eudocimus albus 11-Jan-20
> 113 Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus 10-Jul-20
> 114 White-faced Ibis - Plegadis chihi 10-Jul-20
> 115 Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja 8-Jun-20
> 116 Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus 11-Jan-20
> 117 Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura 12-Jan-20
> 118 Osprey - Pandion haliaetus 21-Jan-20
> 119 Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos 30-Nov-20
> 120 Mississippi Kite - Ictinia mississippiensis 9-Apr-20
> 121 Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius 27-Feb-20
> 122 Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus 26-Jan-20
> 123 Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii 28-Jan-20
> 124 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus 17-Jan-20
> 125 Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus 21-Jan-20
> 126 Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus 30-Mar-20
> 127 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis 12-Jan-20
> 128 Eastern Screech-Owl - Megascops asio 6-May-20
> 129 Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus 15-Feb-20
> 130 Barred Owl - Strix varia 19-Jan-20
> 131 Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon 17-Jan-20
> 132 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus varius 11-Jan-20
> 133 Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus 19-Jan-20
> 134 Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus 11-Jan-20
> 135 Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens 11-Jan-20
> 136 Hairy Woodpecker - Dryobates villosus 5-Jun-20
> 137 Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus 5-Jun-20
> 138 Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus 12-Jan-20
> 139 American Kestrel - Falco sparverius 19-Jan-20
> 140 Merlin - Falco columbarius 21-Sep-20
> 141 Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus 20-Sep-20
> 142 Olive-sided Flycatcher - Contopus cooperi 23-Aug-20
> 143 Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens 16-Apr-20
> 144 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Empidonax flaviventris 19-Sep-20
> 145 Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens 5-May-20
> 146 Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum 16-Aug-20
> 147 Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus 5-Sep-20
> 148 Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe 11-Jan-20
> 149 Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus 14-Oct-20
> 150 Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus 25-Mar-20
> 151 Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus 11-Jan-20
> 152 Western Kingbird - Tyrannus verticalis 25-Apr-20
> 153 Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus 23-Mar-20
> 154 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus forficatus 2-Oct-20
> 155 White-eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus 22-Mar-20
> 156 Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons 1-Apr-20
> 157 Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius 11-Jan-20
> 158 Philadelphia Vireo - Vireo philadelphicus 19-Sep-20
> 159 Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus 20-Apr-20
> 160 Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus 4-Apr-20
> 161 Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus 19-Jan-20
> 162 Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata 11-Jan-20
> 163 American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos 21-Jan-20
> 164 Fish Crow - Corvus ossifragus 17-Jan-20
> 165 Carolina Chickadee - Poecile carolinensis 11-Jan-20
> 166 Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor 14-Jan-20
> 167 Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis 27-Feb-20
> 168 Purple Martin - Progne subis 30-Jan-20
> 169 Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor 17-Jan-20
> 170 Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia 11-May-20
> 171 Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica 27-Feb-20
> 172 Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 31-Mar-20
> 173 Golden-crowned Kinglet - Regulus satrapa 14-Jan-20
> 174 Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula 11-Jan-20
> 175 Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis 29-Sep-20
> 176 Brown-headed Nuthatch - Sitta pusilla 28-May-20
> 177 Brown Creeper - Certhia americana 17-Oct-20
> 178 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea 11-Jan-20
> 179 House Wren - Troglodytes aedon 17-Jan-20
> 180 Winter Wren - Troglodytes hiemalis 21-Jan-20
> 181 Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis 5-Oct-20
> 182 Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris 17-Jan-20
> 183 Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus 12-Jan-20
> 184 European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris 11-Jan-20
> 185 Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis 21-Jan-20
> 186 Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum 14-Jan-20
> 187 Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos 11-Jan-20
> 188 Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis 12-Jan-20
> 189 Veery - Catharus fuscescens 17-Apr-20
> 190 Gray-cheeked Thrush - Catharus minimus 17-Apr-20
> 191 Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus 10-Apr-20
> 192 Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus 11-Jan-20
> 193 Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina 6-Apr-20
> 194 American Robin - Turdus migratorius 12-Jan-20
> 195 Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum 11-Jan-20
> 196 House Sparrow - Passer domesticus 11-Jan-20
> 197 American Pipit - Anthus rubescens 19-Jan-20
> 198 Sprague's Pipit - Anthus spragueii 21-Nov-20
> 199 House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus 11-Jan-20
> 200 Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus 2-Nov-20
> 201 Pine Siskin - Spinus pinus 14-Oct-20
> 202 American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis 12-Jan-20
> 203 Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus 5-Dec-20
> 204 Grasshopper Sparrow - Ammodramus savannarum 14-Oct-20
> 205 Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina 12-Jan-20
> 206 Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida 14-Oct-20
> 207 Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla 27-Feb-20
> 208 Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus 27-Dec-20
> 209 Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca 21-Jan-20
> 210 Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis 12-Jan-20
> 211 White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys 27-Feb-20
> 212 White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis 14-Jan-20
> 213 Vesper Sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus 19-Jan-20
> 214 LeConte's Sparrow - Ammospiza leconteii 9-Nov-20
> 215 Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis 19-Jan-20
> 216 Henslow's Sparrow - Centronyx henslowii 2-Nov-20
> 217 Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia 11-Jan-20
> 218 Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii 19-Oct-20
> 219 Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana 17-Jan-20
> 220 Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus 19-Jan-20
> 221 Yellow-breasted Chat - Icteria virens 18-Apr-20
> 222 Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus 19-Apr-20
> 223 Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna 28-Apr-20
> 224 Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius 10-Apr-20
> 225 Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula 14-Jan-20
> 226 Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus 14-Jan-20
> 227 Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater 17-Jan-20
> 228 Rusty Blackbird - Euphagus carolinus 7-Dec-20
> 229 Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus 17-Oct-20
> 230 Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula 12-Jan-20
> 231 Boat-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus major 19-Oct-20
> 232 Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus 10-Jul-20
> 233 Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla 18-Apr-20
> 234 Worm-eating Warbler - Helmitheros vermivorum 10-Apr-20
> 235 Louisiana Waterthrush - Parkesia motacilla 2-Aug-20
> 236 Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis 10-Apr-20
> 237 Golden-winged Warbler - Vermivora chrysoptera 20-Sep-20
> 238 Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera 14-Apr-20
> 239 Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia 22-Mar-20
> 240 Prothonotary Warbler - Protonotaria citrea 14-Apr-20
> 241 Swainson's Warbler - Limnothlypis swainsonii 9-May-20
> 242 Tennessee Warbler - Leiothlypis peregrina 8-Apr-20
> 243 Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata 11-Jan-20
> 244 Nashville Warbler - Leiothlypis ruficapilla 29-Sep-20
> 245 MacGillivray's Warbler - Geothlypis tolmiei 10-Feb-20
> 246 Kentucky Warbler - Geothlypis formosa 6-Apr-20
> 247 Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas 21-Jan-20
> 248 Hooded Warbler - Setophaga citrina 30-Mar-20
> 249 American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla 17-Jan-20
> 250 Cape May Warbler - Setophaga tigrina 11-Jan-20
> 251 Cerulean Warbler - Setophaga cerulea 18-Apr-20
> 252 Northern Parula - Setophaga americana 25-Mar-20
> 253 Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia 18-May-20
> 254 Bay-breasted Warbler - Setophaga castanea 17-May-20
> 255 Blackburnian Warbler - Setophaga fusca 18-May-20
> 256 Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia 22-Apr-20
> 257 Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica 26-Apr-20
> 258 Blackpoll Warbler - Setophaga striata 23-Apr-20
> 259 Palm Warbler - Setophaga palmarum 19-Jan-20
> 260 Pine Warbler - Setophaga pinus 11-Jan-20
> 261 Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata 11-Jan-20
> 262 Yellow-throated Warbler - Setophaga dominica 28-May-20
> 263 Prairie Warbler - Setophaga discolor 11-Jan-20
> 264 Black-throated Gray Warbler - Setophaga nigrescens 2-Dec-20
> 265 Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens 20-Apr-20
> 266 Canada Warbler - Cardellina canadensis 18-May-20
> 267 Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla 12-Jan-20
> 268 Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra 10-Apr-20
> 269 Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea 19-Apr-20
> 270 Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis 11-Jan-20
> 271 Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus 14-Apr-20
> 272 Black-headed Grosbeak - Pheucticus melanocephalus 31-Dec-20
> 273 Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea 11-Apr-20
> 274 Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea 30-Mar-20
> 275 Painted Bunting - Passerina ciris 18-Apr-20
> 276 Dickcissel - Spiza americana 28-Apr-20
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