Date: 1/6/21 12:10 pm
From: Johnson, Erik <Erik.Johnson...>
Subject: [labird] New Iberia CBC Summary
LAbird,

On 21 December 2020, 13 participants in 4 parties conducted the 13th New Iberia CBC. Remarkably, the species total was exactly the same as the previous two years (and was achieved with reduced participation/effort) = 124 species. Four new species were found on the count, highlighted by a "WESTERN" (Pacific-slope/Cordilleran) FLYCATCHER found and photographed by Ken Eyster and Katie Barnes. ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, LEAST FLYCATCHER, and BELL'S VIREO were also new to the count. Other highlights included RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (2nd count record), SOLITARY SANDPIPER (2nd count record), and PINE SISKIN (2nd count record). The group reported high counts of WOOD DUCK (82), BLUE-WINGED TEAL (130), LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (18), BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (13), BARRED OWL (6), TREE SWALLOW (687), SEDGE WREN (32), and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH (264). Other birds of note included CANVASBACK (1), RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (2), R/A HUMMINGBIRD (2), BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD (2), PURPLE FINCH (3), FOX SPARROW (1), RUSTY BLACKBIRD (11), and WILSON'S WARBLER (2).

A huge thank you to the participants: Katie Barnes, Charlotte Chehotsky, Matt Courtman, Susan Hester Edmunds, Ken Eyster, Elias Landry, Mike Musumeche, John Parker, Karen Terrell, Cathy Thomason, Mary Tutwiler, and Mike VanEtten.

Erik Johnson
Sunset, LA
Erik.Johnson AT Audubon.org




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