LABIRD
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4/30/17 9:00 am Paul Edward Conover <zoiseaux...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Rutherford Oaks
4/30/17 8:41 am Paul Edward Conover <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] Rutherford Oaks
4/30/17 8:05 am Ed Wallace <mottledduck...> [LABIRD-L] Willow island
4/29/17 2:46 pm John Romano <birderjuan...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean and Bay-breasted warblers, etc. in Atchafalaya 4/27
4/29/17 1:51 pm D Gallacher <gallachr...> [LABIRD-L] swallow-tailed kite
4/28/17 1:55 pm Bill Vermillion <bill.gcjv...> [LABIRD-L] Extralimital roadrunner report from St. Landry Parish
4/28/17 1:42 pm Bill Fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean and Bay-breasted warblers, etc. in Atchafalaya 4/27
4/28/17 12:06 pm Rob Dobbs <rcdobbs...> [LABIRD-L] 1000+ Whimbrel south of Rayne
4/28/17 11:18 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] shorebird diversity increased at Shrewsbury Retention Ponds, Metairie
4/28/17 11:13 am Sheila Cork <000000d5d37ff518-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Green Heron
4/28/17 11:10 am Sheila Cork <000000d5d37ff518-dmarc-request...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cape May
4/28/17 11:02 am Mark Meunier <memeunier...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cape May
4/28/17 9:48 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Apr 28, 2017
4/28/17 8:34 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Apr 28, 2017
4/27/17 7:34 pm joan garvey <joanmgarvey1...> [LABIRD-L] Cape May
4/27/17 6:37 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Alexandria area birding 4/27/17
4/27/17 5:20 pm Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout
4/27/17 5:12 pm Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean and Bay-breasted warblers, etc. in Atchafalaya 4/27
4/27/17 4:01 pm David Muth <MuthD...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout
4/27/17 3:27 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] April arrivals
4/27/17 3:10 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Cerulean and Bay-breasted warblers, etc. in Atchafalaya 4/27
4/27/17 2:51 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout
4/27/17 2:38 pm Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] Bayou Macon WMA, E. Carroll Parish
4/27/17 12:50 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout
4/27/17 12:07 pm Andre Moncrieff <thatbirderguy...> [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Big Day -- April 24
4/27/17 11:21 am Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche...> [LABIRD-L] Durand Farm, (restricted access), Apr 27, 2017
4/27/17 9:35 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Horned grebe in breeding plumage St Tammany parish
4/27/17 7:32 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Mini-fallout - Couturie, now
4/27/17 7:19 am Ingold, James <James.Ingold...> [LABIRD-L] Lake Martin directions
4/27/17 6:52 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Cerulean Warbler - Couturie Forest - now
4/26/17 6:19 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Common Nighthawks - Marrero
4/26/17 4:26 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes on Tuesday //Joyce WMA and Hammond's Wetland Sewage Assimilation Project
4/26/17 3:58 pm Ingold, James <James.Ingold...> [LABIRD-L] Caracaras
4/26/17 2:58 pm James Holmes <jfholmes...> [LABIRD-L] Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes on Tuesday
4/26/17 2:53 pm James Holmes <jfholmes...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron Sunday and Monday
4/26/17 2:53 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Parish Birds
4/26/17 2:19 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Wood storks and Swallow Tailed Kite near Goudeau, La
4/26/17 12:45 pm Matt Conn <mconn...> [LABIRD-L] Wood storks and Swallow Tailed Kite near Goudeau, La
4/26/17 11:15 am Terry Davis <terkchip...> [LABIRD-L] Common Nighthawk in Caddo 04/24
4/26/17 11:13 am Tom Trenchard <trench19...> [LABIRD-L] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks report (and more)
4/26/17 8:35 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
4/26/17 6:24 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
4/26/17 6:14 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
4/25/17 7:03 pm Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
4/25/17 5:53 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
4/25/17 4:19 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Cape May at Elmers Island, Jefferson parish
4/25/17 8:00 am Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> Re: [LABIRD-L] St. Bernard Birding Festival - May 5-6
4/25/17 5:21 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] St. Bernard Birding Festival - May 5-6
4/25/17 5:17 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Sat., May 6 - Birding Big Branch NWR
4/24/17 6:43 pm Melvin Weber <mweber...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron
4/24/17 10:31 am D Gallacher <gallachr...> [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle sightings
4/23/17 10:22 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron fallout
4/23/17 8:49 pm James Holmes <jfholmes...> [LABIRD-L] Lark Bunting in Cameron
4/23/17 5:45 pm James Holmes <jfholmes...> [LABIRD-L] Lark bunting
4/23/17 3:47 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Bell's vireo Elmer's island
4/23/17 2:07 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bell's vireo Elmer's island
4/23/17 12:34 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Bell's vireo Elmer's island
4/23/17 12:33 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Bell's vireo Elmer's island
4/23/17 11:28 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron East Jetty
4/23/17 10:45 am Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron East Jetty
4/23/17 10:41 am Ingold, James <James.Ingold...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron East Jetty
4/23/17 8:23 am Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Glaucous gull
4/23/17 7:10 am Joelle Finley <jjf1946...> [LABIRD-L] Glaucous gull
4/22/17 1:34 pm Bonnie Ardoin <000000d00dff04cd-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Sod farm
4/22/17 10:36 am David Muth <MuthD...> [LABIRD-L] Little Gull Grand Isle
4/22/17 4:52 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cave Swallow Grand Isle
4/21/17 4:16 pm David Muth <MuthD...> [LABIRD-L] Cave Swallow Grand Isle
4/21/17 8:49 am Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting April 28-30
4/20/17 6:08 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] April arrivals
4/20/17 10:21 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Millaudon Canal (Restricted Access), Apr 20, 2017
4/19/17 2:12 pm Dobbs <dntdobbs...> [LABIRD-L] great kiskadee
4/19/17 1:50 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Killing Time and Spring Migration
4/19/17 11:21 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] eBird -- Bonnet Carre Spillway -- Apr 19, 2017
4/19/17 10:29 am Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] April arrivals
4/19/17 9:15 am Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration
4/19/17 9:00 am Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration
4/19/17 8:39 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] bald eagle
4/19/17 8:19 am Dobbs <dntdobbs...> [LABIRD-L] bald eagle
4/18/17 8:48 pm John Romano <birderjuan...> [LABIRD-L] Grand isle - some migrants Tuesday
4/18/17 8:03 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] What birds eat love bugs?
4/18/17 6:20 pm Toddy Guidry <guidrys...> [LABIRD-L] RT Hawk nest
4/18/17 2:26 pm Heather M. Wilson <hmm1778...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Mississippi Kite
4/18/17 2:06 pm Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Mississippi Kite
4/18/17 2:04 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Mississippi Kite
4/18/17 11:31 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] Bayou Macon WMA, E Carroll
4/17/17 10:19 pm Romain Cooper <romain...> [LABIRD-L] Oregon birder visiting Lake Charles
4/17/17 8:19 pm John Romano <birderjuan...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Grand Isle--Lafitte Woods Preserve--Landry-LeBlanc Tract, Apr 17, 2017
4/17/17 9:45 am Connie <000000da2ae52590-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Baltimore Oriole
4/16/17 7:43 pm Brad Price <bprice...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods April 15, 2017
4/16/17 4:29 pm Heather Amuny <haamuny...> [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods April 15, 2017
4/16/17 11:33 am pamela morgan <avesart...> [LABIRD-L] OROR
4/16/17 9:00 am Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
4/16/17 8:39 am D Gallacher <gallachr...> [LABIRD-L] swallowtailed kite
4/16/17 7:00 am John Romano <birderjuan...> [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
4/16/17 4:10 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> [LABIRD-L] arrival day
4/15/17 9:14 pm Zoiseaux Email <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron Parish 4/15
4/15/17 7:25 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron Trip 4/15/17
4/15/17 5:56 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Killdeer with chick at Howze Beach, Slidell, LA St Tammany parish
4/15/17 1:07 pm Dobbs <dntdobbs...> [LABIRD-L] buff breasted sandpipers
4/15/17 9:37 am Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
4/15/17 8:19 am Tommy Walker <birdman3607...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
4/15/17 6:09 am Matthew Pontiff <mpontiff...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
4/14/17 8:11 pm John Romano <birderjuan...> [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
4/14/17 12:52 pm Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Tues., Apr. 18 - Bill Fontenot presents "Avian Frugivory in Louisiana" in New Orleans
4/14/17 9:29 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] White Kitchen Bald Eagles?
4/14/17 7:19 am Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Is Passover the opposite of fallout?
4/14/17 6:23 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] White Kitchen Bald Eagles?
4/13/17 8:06 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Is Passover the opposite of fallout?
4/13/17 7:18 pm Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> [LABIRD-L] Is Passover the opposite of fallout?
4/13/17 7:00 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron Region Traffic Headaches
4/13/17 8:29 am Ingold, James <James.Ingold...> [LABIRD-L] Breeding Bank Swallows in Caddo Parish?
4/12/17 2:00 pm jw nix <jwnix1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] test
4/12/17 1:40 pm John Romano <birderjuan...> [LABIRD-L] test
4/12/17 8:45 am Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron Report - 4/11/17
4/11/17 3:26 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Another yard Swallow-tailed Kite
4/11/17 12:22 pm Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] A Question ( or 2 )
4/11/17 10:47 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] possible flamingo sighting from near Gramercy
4/11/17 9:55 am Claire Thomas <claire...> Re: [LABIRD-L] A Question ( or 2 )
4/11/17 9:07 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Parrot/Parakeet Voices
4/11/17 9:01 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] A Question ( or 2 )
4/11/17 8:39 am John Romano <birderjuan...> [LABIRD-L] A Question ( or 2 )
4/10/17 5:32 pm Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle nighthawk
4/9/17 3:59 pm Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Winter Hummingbird Notes 2016-2017
4/7/17 3:22 pm Heather Amuny <haamuny...> [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods 4/7/17
4/7/17 1:37 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Scouting trip to Bogue Chitto SP, Washington parish
4/6/17 11:03 am Tommy Walker <birdman3607...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS GCFL
4/6/17 7:30 am Nancy Murrill <nmurrill...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS GCFL
4/6/17 7:07 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Blue-winged Warbler
4/6/17 5:44 am bill finney <000000963829b32c-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] FOS GCFL
4/5/17 5:59 pm Joelle Finley <jjf1946...> [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting-70th Anniversary
4/5/17 9:25 am James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Gray Kingbird on Grand Isle 4 Apr.
4/4/17 5:52 pm Roselie OVERBY <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] B Oriole, Indigo Buntings in W Carroll
4/3/17 7:54 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] April arrivals
4/3/17 5:03 pm <crystal.johnson.lsu...> <crystal.johnson.lsu...> [LABIRD-L] Reminder: BRAS presentation, Thur. Apr. 6, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center
4/3/17 8:17 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] eBird -- US-Louisiana-Breaux Bridge-1424 Rookery Road - (Ringed Kingfisher - yes) 30.229x-91.916 -- Apr 03, 2017
4/2/17 5:27 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] WHITE-TAILED KITE
4/2/17 10:46 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Lafourche parish WTKI today.
4/2/17 8:13 am Mary Mehaffey <m11mehaffey...> [LABIRD-L] Am Golden Plovers St Tammany
4/1/17 4:40 pm wright.949 <wright.949...> [LABIRD-L] Black-whiskered Vireo in Grand Isle
3/31/17 6:40 pm Jay Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Lake Verret area
3/31/17 1:46 pm Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Kite nest? Yes!
3/31/17 1:29 pm Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...> [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Kite nest? Yes!
3/31/17 1:04 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Red-eyed Vireo - Point Claire
3/31/17 10:55 am Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> [LABIRD-L] Lonely Redhead at Capitol lake
3/31/17 10:49 am John Romano <birderjuan...> [LABIRD-L] St Landry Parish - Broad-wing Hawks, E Kingbirds
3/31/17 10:01 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
 
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Date: 4/30/17 9:00 am
From: Paul Edward Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Rutherford Oaks


A nice group of warblers just swooped thru, though


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From: Paul Edward Conover <zoiseaux...>
Date: 2017/04/30 10:41 (GMT-06:00)
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Rutherford Oaks


   
Very slow thus far at Rutherford Oaks. 
Paul Conover Lafayette 


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Date: 4/30/17 8:41 am
From: Paul Edward Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Rutherford Oaks


Very slow thus far at Rutherford Oaks. 
Paul Conover Lafayette 


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Date: 4/30/17 8:05 am
From: Ed Wallace <mottledduck...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Willow island
If anyone is at the coast in Cameron, lots of activity at willow island. Oriole's, warblers and vireos. Agonizingly high in the trees

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Date: 4/29/17 2:46 pm
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean and Bay-breasted warblers, etc. in Atchafalaya 4/27
I birded the Indian Bayou area in St Landry Parish really hard in
April/early May of 2016. (BTW there is a hotspot for that area now if
anyone wants to transfer their lists for that area into the hotspot ) .
Anyway as far as warblers go, the only migrant I had was a Chestnut-sided
. I actually doubled that in my friends yard in the Historic District of
Opelousas finding a couple of Bay-breasted Warblers and a Tennessee.
Indian Bayou area does produce all of the winter and nesting warblers
though and has some very good hiking trails.
That Cerulean Warbler that Van Remsen had singing would be a Louisiana
bird for me. This species is virtually everywhere at Wyalusing State Park
in Wisconsin when the Wisconsin River flows into the Mississippi. A few
Kentucky and Yellow-throated Warblers make it all the way there too and yes
Louisiana Waterthrush as well.

John Romano
Opelousas LA


On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:42 PM, Bill Fontenot <natrldlite...> wrote:

> Re: the ULL survey, it was conducted over a 30-month period (November
> 2001-May 2004), using 18 observers…..individual trips averaged 6 hrs in
> duration………….we amassed over 2000 hrs of observation, covering the entire
> Atchafalaya Basin containment levee system and associated habitats from
> Morganza (Pointe Coupee parish) southward through St. Mary parish –
> including several fascinating boat trips down into the Atchafalaya Delta
> WMA.
>
> We worked hard and made sure to cover all areas in all seasons…..at some
> point in late 2002 I had heard that Sid Gatreaux’s radar/migration studies
> indicated massive rivers of birds moving northbound directly through the
> entirety of the basin in spring…..we hadn’t detected much in the way of
> non-breeding/transient neotrop forest birds in the spring of that year, so
> we decided to really work the bottomland hardwood habitats hard in the
> spring of ’03 and especially so in the spring of ’04…….we did manage to
> find all of the expected transients, but never in numbers anywhere
> approaching “fallout” conditions……….there’s simply too much forest, and
> once you reach mid-basin (where accessible bottomland hardwood forest
> habitat reaches its peak) the migrant-dispersal-factor comes into play in
> which birds spread themselves further and further apart as they cross the
> coast and move northward/inland……that was frustrating……for us…..not for the
> birds………..
>
> Many of you presently on LABIRD-L may have not been actively birding back
> then, and those of you who were have probably forgotten our results (I know
> I did!)…….we ended up snagging 270 species over the period, including
> “expected” rarities such as vermilion fly, willow fly (spring AND fall
> migration), western kingbird (multiple), sprague’s pipit (levees), plus
> numerous winter hummers at Jim Delahoussaye’s place in Butte la Rose; and
> then some definitely unexpected stuff like black-throated blue warbler, gb
> ani, bewick’s wren, lark bunting, western meadowlark, and a very intriguing
> record of white-tailed kite in mid-basin in June…….
>
> Observer list: James Beck, Rick Bello, Steven Cardiff, Mike Carloss, Jim
> Delahoussaye, Donna Dittmann, Rob Dobbs, Bill Fontenot, Robert Hamilton,
> Jay Huner, Michael Musumeche, Dave Patton, Gary Pontiff, Matt Pontiff,
> Virginia Rettig, Earl Robicheaux, Allison Styring, and Chris Witt.
>
> Bill Fontenot
> Lafayette parish, LA
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> From: Jay Huner
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:12 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean and Bay-breasted warblers, etc. in
> Atchafalaya 4/27
>
> As Dr. Remsen points out passing migrant neotrops hard to find in the
> Basin. Huge area. Our ULL survey led by Bill Fontenot rarely found any
> concentrations.
>
> Jay Huner
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:09 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
> >
> > LABIRD: This morning was our annual late April Ornithology class field
> trip to Whiskey Bay Rd., which is often migrant-less. Last night I heard
> migrants overhead at my place (a rare event here), inlcuding Y-b Cuckoos,
> Veers, G-c Thrushes. Our field trip had 3 Bay-breasteds (unprecedented;
> all the students got to see them) plus Baltimore Oriole, E. Wood-Pewee,
> Tennessee Warbler, Banks Swallows, R-b Grosbeak. So, I decided to keep
> going after the class trip was over to see what else I could find. A
> singing Cerulean was the highlight, but I also scrounged up 2 Ovenbirds, 3
> more Pewees, 2 Black-and-whites, Tennessee, Baltimore Orioles, Gray
> Catbirds. This isn’t a lot of transients, but as most of you know, looking
> for them in Sherburne WMA is an acute needle-haystack problem. The best
> bird actually was a late Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
> >
> >
> > =================
> >
> > Dr. J. V. Remsen
> > Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
> > Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
> > LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
> > najames<at>LSU.edu
> >
>
 

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Date: 4/29/17 1:51 pm
From: D Gallacher <gallachr...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] swallow-tailed kite
At 3:43 PM today, a single swallow tailed kite passed low over my house in Pearl River, Louisiana, subdivision Magnolia Forest. The kite came from the NW and was headed SE.

Debbie Gallacher

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Date: 4/28/17 1:55 pm
From: Bill Vermillion <bill.gcjv...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Extralimital roadrunner report from St. Landry Parish
LABIRD - some non-birders showed a birder friend a picture of a Greater
Roadrunner taken in the Opelousas vicinity this week - she suggested they
post on eBird but don't hold your breath - that's all I've got in terms of
locality, etc., I'm afraid. But it reminded me that my Ornithology prof
Marshall Eyster said there were reports during his tenure at USL from
Lafayette Parish - though nothing is mentioned in Lowery that far south or
east.

Bill Vermillion
 

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Date: 4/28/17 1:42 pm
From: Bill Fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean and Bay-breasted warblers, etc. in Atchafalaya 4/27
Re: the ULL survey, it was conducted over a 30-month period (November 2001-May 2004), using 18 observers…..individual trips averaged 6 hrs in duration………….we amassed over 2000 hrs of observation, covering the entire Atchafalaya Basin containment levee system and associated habitats from Morganza (Pointe Coupee parish) southward through St. Mary parish – including several fascinating boat trips down into the Atchafalaya Delta WMA.

We worked hard and made sure to cover all areas in all seasons…..at some point in late 2002 I had heard that Sid Gatreaux’s radar/migration studies indicated massive rivers of birds moving northbound directly through the entirety of the basin in spring…..we hadn’t detected much in the way of non-breeding/transient neotrop forest birds in the spring of that year, so we decided to really work the bottomland hardwood habitats hard in the spring of ’03 and especially so in the spring of ’04…….we did manage to find all of the expected transients, but never in numbers anywhere approaching “fallout” conditions……….there’s simply too much forest, and once you reach mid-basin (where accessible bottomland hardwood forest habitat reaches its peak) the migrant-dispersal-factor comes into play in which birds spread themselves further and further apart as they cross the coast and move northward/inland……that was frustrating……for us…..not for the birds………..

Many of you presently on LABIRD-L may have not been actively birding back then, and those of you who were have probably forgotten our results (I know I did!)…….we ended up snagging 270 species over the period, including “expected” rarities such as vermilion fly, willow fly (spring AND fall migration), western kingbird (multiple), sprague’s pipit (levees), plus numerous winter hummers at Jim Delahoussaye’s place in Butte la Rose; and then some definitely unexpected stuff like black-throated blue warbler, gb ani, bewick’s wren, lark bunting, western meadowlark, and a very intriguing record of white-tailed kite in mid-basin in June…….

Observer list: James Beck, Rick Bello, Steven Cardiff, Mike Carloss, Jim Delahoussaye, Donna Dittmann, Rob Dobbs, Bill Fontenot, Robert Hamilton, Jay Huner, Michael Musumeche, Dave Patton, Gary Pontiff, Matt Pontiff, Virginia Rettig, Earl Robicheaux, Allison Styring, and Chris Witt.

Bill Fontenot
Lafayette parish, LA

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From: Jay Huner
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:12 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean and Bay-breasted warblers, etc. in Atchafalaya 4/27

As Dr. Remsen points out passing migrant neotrops hard to find in the Basin. Huge area. Our ULL survey led by Bill Fontenot rarely found any concentrations.

Jay Huner

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> On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:09 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
>
> LABIRD: This morning was our annual late April Ornithology class field trip to Whiskey Bay Rd., which is often migrant-less. Last night I heard migrants overhead at my place (a rare event here), inlcuding Y-b Cuckoos, Veers, G-c Thrushes. Our field trip had 3 Bay-breasteds (unprecedented; all the students got to see them) plus Baltimore Oriole, E. Wood-Pewee, Tennessee Warbler, Banks Swallows, R-b Grosbeak. So, I decided to keep going after the class trip was over to see what else I could find. A singing Cerulean was the highlight, but I also scrounged up 2 Ovenbirds, 3 more Pewees, 2 Black-and-whites, Tennessee, Baltimore Orioles, Gray Catbirds. This isn’t a lot of transients, but as most of you know, looking for them in Sherburne WMA is an acute needle-haystack problem. The best bird actually was a late Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
>
>
> =================
>
> Dr. J. V. Remsen
> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
> najames<at>LSU.edu
>
 

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Date: 4/28/17 12:06 pm
From: Rob Dobbs <rcdobbs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] 1000+ Whimbrel south of Rayne
Great shorebird fields on Monceaux Rd, just south of Hains Rd (south of
Rayne). Exceptional counts of Whimbrel and Ruddy Turnstone in four adjacent
fields. Lighting would be better in the afternoon, as the fields are on the
east side of Monceaux (calmer winds would also make much better scoping...
15-20, gusting to near 30, was frustrating).

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36341755


--
Rob Dobbs
Lafayette, LA
 

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Date: 4/28/17 11:18 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] shorebird diversity increased at Shrewsbury Retention Ponds, Metairie
The Least Sandpipers (now 125) have been joined by Semis (6), White-rumps (3), and Pectorals (7). Fourteen Lesser Yellowlegs, and 3 Semi Plovers.


Peter Y

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Date: 4/28/17 11:13 am
From: Sheila Cork <000000d5d37ff518-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Green Heron
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Swift but lovely sight of a Green Heron as I was driving to work. City Park just near the riding stables at the intersection with Marconi. 

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Date: 4/28/17 11:10 am
From: Sheila Cork <000000d5d37ff518-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cape May
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On Friday, April 28, 2017, 1:02 PM, Mark Meunier <memeunier...> wrote:

Two Cape Mays at Elmer's currently. One male in oleanders and female in Hercules club.

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> On Apr 27, 2017, at 9:33 PM, joan garvey <joanmgarvey1...> wrote:
>
> Cathy and Phil DiSalvo, Mark Meunier and I saw a female Cape May in the same Hercules Club mentioned previously by Janine Robin and Claire Thomas on Elmer's Island.
>
> Joan Garvey
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/28/17 11:02 am
From: Mark Meunier <memeunier...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cape May
Two Cape Mays at Elmer's currently. One male in oleanders and female in Hercules club.

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> On Apr 27, 2017, at 9:33 PM, joan garvey <joanmgarvey1...> wrote:
>
> Cathy and Phil DiSalvo, Mark Meunier and I saw a female Cape May in the same Hercules Club mentioned previously by Janine Robin and Claire Thomas on Elmer's Island.
>
> Joan Garvey
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/28/17 9:48 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Apr 28, 2017
Slidell radar does appear to show a major exodus that occurred in the early evening, as evident on rap.ucar.edu. Unless something else is contributing to the echos, the departure stretches across the radar swath, from below Baton Rouge to coastal Alabama.


Kenner winds shifted to easterly at 7 pm and southeasterly at 9 PM, apparently just in time to spur the birds to leave.


Peter Y

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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 10:33:52 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Apr 28, 2017

Pale in comparison to yesterday...

City Park--Couturie Forest
Apr 28, 2017
8:10 AM
Traveling
3.01 miles
140 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland (also briefly accompanied by Jon Wise and
David Muth)
Submitted from eBird Android 1.3

1 Wood Duck
4 Mallard (Domestic type)
1 Cattle Egret
1 Green Heron
4 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
2 Mississippi Kite
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk -- Immature male...seen with David Muth and Jon Wise.
11 Laughing Gull
1 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
11 Chimney Swift
4 Downy Woodpecker
5 Great Crested Flycatcher
4 Eastern Kingbird
1 Red-eyed Vireo
10 Blue Jay
87 American Crow
2 Fish Crow
6 Purple Martin
1 Barn Swallow
16 Carolina Chickadee
8 Carolina Wren
1 Wood Thrush
3 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
10 Cedar Waxwing
1 Common Yellowthroat
20 Northern Cardinal
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting
5 Painted Bunting
3 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Baltimore Oriole
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 35

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Date: 4/28/17 8:34 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Apr 28, 2017
Pale in comparison to yesterday...

City Park--Couturie Forest
Apr 28, 2017
8:10 AM
Traveling
3.01 miles
140 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland (also briefly accompanied by Jon Wise and
David Muth)
Submitted from eBird Android 1.3

1 Wood Duck
4 Mallard (Domestic type)
1 Cattle Egret
1 Green Heron
4 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
2 Mississippi Kite
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk -- Immature male...seen with David Muth and Jon Wise.
11 Laughing Gull
1 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
11 Chimney Swift
4 Downy Woodpecker
5 Great Crested Flycatcher
4 Eastern Kingbird
1 Red-eyed Vireo
10 Blue Jay
87 American Crow
2 Fish Crow
6 Purple Martin
1 Barn Swallow
16 Carolina Chickadee
8 Carolina Wren
1 Wood Thrush
3 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
10 Cedar Waxwing
1 Common Yellowthroat
20 Northern Cardinal
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting
5 Painted Bunting
3 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Baltimore Oriole
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 35
 

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Date: 4/27/17 7:34 pm
From: joan garvey <joanmgarvey1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cape May
Cathy and Phil DiSalvo, Mark Meunier and I saw a female Cape May in the same Hercules Club mentioned previously by Janine Robin and Claire Thomas on Elmer's Island.

Joan Garvey

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Date: 4/27/17 6:37 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Alexandria area birding 4/27/17
Well,

Looks like others had a better day than me but there are neotrop migrants in this region. Birding today at Cotile Lake (home), Kincaid Reservoir, Lake District, and J. H. Overton Lock & Dam No. 2. Neotrops included:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Great Crested Flycatcher
Swainson's Thrush
Gray Catbird
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow-breasted Chat
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Blue Grosbeak
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole

I figure that no matter where I go tomorrow everything reported today is currently getting ready to fly north! Way it goes. Sure hope to see a FOS Black-and-white Warbler this weekend!

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 4/27/17 5:20 pm
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout
James's fallout from this morning pretty much stuck around this evening. A group of us found all of the warblers EXCEPT Cerulean.

Plenty of Blackburnian, Bay-breasted, Black and white,Yellow, Redstarts, Tennessee, Black-throated Green, all the grosbeaks and the tanagers.

Quite a few Yellow-throated Vireos and Orioles.

Wendy Rihner

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> On Apr 27, 2017, at 4:51 PM, Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> wrote:
>
> James' fallout is enigmatic in terms of trying to figure out what caused it- the front seems to have arrived far too late to catch's yesterday's Gulf flight, and he witnessed the fallout in action too early for it to have been caused by today's Gulf flight I briefly discuss this on my blog (birdingneworleans.blogspot.com), though without any success cracking the code!
>
>
> Peter Yaukey
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:50 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout
>
> Linda and I birded Couturie Forest in City Park today and were accompanied
> by Mary Jo Krieger, Brett Bromberg, Lewis Cartee and John Wise for portions
> of the time.
>
> This was without a doubt the best inland fallout day of birding for me
> personally that I can recall.
>
> We ended up with 15 species of warblers, with Bay-breasted (15) being the
> most numerous. Also awesome were 3 different male Ceruleans, 4
> Blackburnians (2 males and 2 females) and a "Brewster's" Warbler. Entire
> eBird list is below. -j
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> Date: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 2:31 PM
> Subject: eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Apr 27, 2017
> To: <loxosceles928...>
> Cc: Linda Kingsland <Lakrm821...>
>
>
> City Park--Couturie Forest
> Apr 27, 2017
> 7:35 AM
> Traveling
> 3.55 miles
> 380 minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments:
> James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland (also accompanied by Mary Jo Krieger,
> Brett Bromberg, Lewis Cartee and John Wise for portions of the time).
> Submitted from eBird Android 1.3
>
> 2 Wood Duck
> 7 Great Egret
> 1 Little Blue Heron
> 7 Green Heron
> 7 Mississippi Kite
> 1 Cooper's Hawk
> 1 Red-shouldered Hawk
> 1 Broad-winged Hawk
> 11 Laughing Gull
> 5 Mourning Dove
> 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
> 8 Chimney Swift
> 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
> 6 Downy Woodpecker
> 1 Northern Flicker
> 22 Great Crested Flycatcher -- Counted by 1's; some no doubt associated
> with the fallout.
> 6 Eastern Kingbird
> 2 White-eyed Vireo
> 1 Yellow-throated Vireo
> 22 Red-eyed Vireo
> 27 Blue Jay
> 19 American Crow
> 12 Fish Crow
> 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> 4 Purple Martin
> 2 Barn Swallow
> 6 Carolina Chickadee
> 8 Carolina Wren
> 1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
> 1 Swainson's Thrush
> 3 Wood Thrush
> 9 Gray Catbird
> 1 Brown Thrasher
> 4 Northern Mockingbird
> 44 Cedar Waxwing
> 1 Worm-eating Warbler
> 2 Northern Waterthrush
> 2 Blue-winged Warbler -- One "Brewster's Warbler"
> 1 Prothonotary Warbler
> 12 Tennessee Warbler
> 1 Kentucky Warbler
> 4 Hooded Warbler
> 5 American Redstart
> 3 Cerulean Warbler -- Three individual males; part of fallout.
> 5 Northern Parula
> 1 Magnolia Warbler
> 15 Bay-breasted Warbler
> 4 Blackburnian Warbler
> 5 Yellow Warbler
> 5 Black-throated Green Warbler
> 20 Summer Tanager
> 29 Scarlet Tanager
> 31 Northern Cardinal
> 35 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- Counted by 1's; fallout
> 6 Blue Grosbeak
> 24 Indigo Bunting
> 2 Painted Bunting
> 6 Common Grackle
> 1 Boat-tailed Grackle
> 3 Brown-headed Cowbird
> 17 Orchard Oriole
> 10 Baltimore Oriole
> 1 House Sparrow
>
> Number of Taxa: 63
>
>
>
> --
> James W. Beck
> Marrero, Louisiana
> <loxosceles928...>
>
> NOTICE: This message, including all attachments transmitted with it, is intended solely for the use of the Addressee(s) and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL, and/or EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you received this communication in error, please destroy all copies of the message, whether in electronic or hard copy format, as well as attachments and immediately contact the sender by replying to this email or contact the sender at the telephone numbers listed above. Thank you!
 

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Date: 4/27/17 5:12 pm
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean and Bay-breasted warblers, etc. in Atchafalaya 4/27
As Dr. Remsen points out passing migrant neotrops hard to find in the Basin. Huge area. Our ULL survey led by Bill Fontenot rarely found any concentrations.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:09 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
>
> LABIRD: This morning was our annual late April Ornithology class field trip to Whiskey Bay Rd., which is often migrant-less. Last night I heard migrants overhead at my place (a rare event here), inlcuding Y-b Cuckoos, Veers, G-c Thrushes. Our field trip had 3 Bay-breasteds (unprecedented; all the students got to see them) plus Baltimore Oriole, E. Wood-Pewee, Tennessee Warbler, Banks Swallows, R-b Grosbeak. So, I decided to keep going after the class trip was over to see what else I could find. A singing Cerulean was the highlight, but I also scrounged up 2 Ovenbirds, 3 more Pewees, 2 Black-and-whites, Tennessee, Baltimore Orioles, Gray Catbirds. This isn’t a lot of transients, but as most of you know, looking for them in Sherburne WMA is an acute needle-haystack problem. The best bird actually was a late Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
>
>
> =================
>
> Dr. J. V. Remsen
> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
> najames<at>LSU.edu
>
 

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Date: 4/27/17 4:01 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout
On Slidell radar yesterday a spectacular flight was passing over the city by 9:30. a.m. with string south winds over the whole gulf and Yucatn. I wonder if a few stragglers, birds that began the flight much further south, and less fit birds, always drop out, but are a tiny percentage of the flight, and are generally noticeable only when the flight is so massive.

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> On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:51 PM, Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> wrote:
>
> James' fallout is enigmatic in terms of trying to figure out what caused it- the front seems to have arrived far too late to catch's yesterday's Gulf flight, and he witnessed the fallout in action too early for it to have been caused by today's Gulf flight I briefly discuss this on my blog (birdingneworleans.blogspot.com), though without any success cracking the code!
>
>
> Peter Yaukey
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:50 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout
>
> Linda and I birded Couturie Forest in City Park today and were accompanied
> by Mary Jo Krieger, Brett Bromberg, Lewis Cartee and John Wise for portions
> of the time.
>
> This was without a doubt the best inland fallout day of birding for me
> personally that I can recall.
>
> We ended up with 15 species of warblers, with Bay-breasted (15) being the
> most numerous. Also awesome were 3 different male Ceruleans, 4
> Blackburnians (2 males and 2 females) and a "Brewster's" Warbler. Entire
> eBird list is below. -j
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> Date: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 2:31 PM
> Subject: eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Apr 27, 2017
> To: <loxosceles928...>
> Cc: Linda Kingsland <Lakrm821...>
>
>
> City Park--Couturie Forest
> Apr 27, 2017
> 7:35 AM
> Traveling
> 3.55 miles
> 380 minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments:
> James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland (also accompanied by Mary Jo Krieger,
> Brett Bromberg, Lewis Cartee and John Wise for portions of the time).
> Submitted from eBird Android 1.3
>
> 2 Wood Duck
> 7 Great Egret
> 1 Little Blue Heron
> 7 Green Heron
> 7 Mississippi Kite
> 1 Cooper's Hawk
> 1 Red-shouldered Hawk
> 1 Broad-winged Hawk
> 11 Laughing Gull
> 5 Mourning Dove
> 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
> 8 Chimney Swift
> 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
> 6 Downy Woodpecker
> 1 Northern Flicker
> 22 Great Crested Flycatcher -- Counted by 1's; some no doubt associated
> with the fallout.
> 6 Eastern Kingbird
> 2 White-eyed Vireo
> 1 Yellow-throated Vireo
> 22 Red-eyed Vireo
> 27 Blue Jay
> 19 American Crow
> 12 Fish Crow
> 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> 4 Purple Martin
> 2 Barn Swallow
> 6 Carolina Chickadee
> 8 Carolina Wren
> 1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
> 1 Swainson's Thrush
> 3 Wood Thrush
> 9 Gray Catbird
> 1 Brown Thrasher
> 4 Northern Mockingbird
> 44 Cedar Waxwing
> 1 Worm-eating Warbler
> 2 Northern Waterthrush
> 2 Blue-winged Warbler -- One "Brewster's Warbler"
> 1 Prothonotary Warbler
> 12 Tennessee Warbler
> 1 Kentucky Warbler
> 4 Hooded Warbler
> 5 American Redstart
> 3 Cerulean Warbler -- Three individual males; part of fallout.
> 5 Northern Parula
> 1 Magnolia Warbler
> 15 Bay-breasted Warbler
> 4 Blackburnian Warbler
> 5 Yellow Warbler
> 5 Black-throated Green Warbler
> 20 Summer Tanager
> 29 Scarlet Tanager
> 31 Northern Cardinal
> 35 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- Counted by 1's; fallout
> 6 Blue Grosbeak
> 24 Indigo Bunting
> 2 Painted Bunting
> 6 Common Grackle
> 1 Boat-tailed Grackle
> 3 Brown-headed Cowbird
> 17 Orchard Oriole
> 10 Baltimore Oriole
> 1 House Sparrow
>
> Number of Taxa: 63
>
>
>
> --
> James W. Beck
> Marrero, Louisiana
> <loxosceles928...>
>
> NOTICE: This message, including all attachments transmitted with it, is intended solely for the use of the Addressee(s) and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL, and/or EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you received this communication in error, please destroy all copies of the message, whether in electronic or hard copy format, as well as attachments and immediately contact the sender by replying to this email or contact the sender at the telephone numbers listed above. Thank you!
>
 

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Date: 4/27/17 3:27 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] April arrivals
Labirders,

This must be the day to get our warbler fix. Starting around 3:00 this
afternoon, in my yard in Jena, I've had Chestnut-sided, Blackburnian,
Cerulean, and Black-&-White Warblers; Philadelphia Vireo, and Baltimore
Oriole, as far as migrants go. Still outside, so who knows what else...

Might as well mention my fos TN Warbler and YB Cuckoo were on Catahoula
NWR HQ Unit back on April 22.

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<falloutbird1...>');>> wrote:

> labirders,
>
> I had my FOS Mississippi Kites in Jena this afternoon.
>
> Jonathan Clark
>
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
> wrote:
>
>> labirders,
>>
>> On Easter I made a run out to Catahoula NWR Headquarteres Unit and
>> Willow Lake Unit (La Salle Parish). Spring-Summer species out in good
>> numbers. FOS for that day included Painted Bunting and Yellow-breasted Chat
>> at HQ and Prairie Warbler and Blue Grosbeak at Willow Lake. An Osprey at HQ
>> was a nice highlight.
>> complete lists and more details at
>> blog: http://falloutbird2014.blogspot.com/2017/04/easter-birding-o
>> n-catahoula-nwr.html
>> or ebird lists:
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36027847
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36028530
>>
>> The next day, 4/17/17, I birded my Zimmer Creek Road ebird location.
>> This is NW of Jena in La Salle Parish. Terrain is mostly hilly piney woods
>> stuff -- pine plantation and cutovers, hardwood creek bottoms, some areas
>> with rural houses. FOS for this trip were Acadian Flycatcher, Worm-eating
>> Warbler, and Kentucky Warbler (all at the same spot).
>> Complete ebird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36053810
>>
>> Then, 4/18/17, I went out to Catahoula NWR Bushley Bayou Unit in
>> Catahoula Parish. Specifically, the Minnow Ponds Road entrance. Highlights
>> were a pair of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and a couple of White-crowned
>> Sparrows. Back on 4/6 I got my FOS Louisiana Waterthrush here, but didn't
>> find them at the same spot (Green's Creek, by the bridge) on this trip. I
>> watched a Ruby-throated Hummingbird doing what I assume was bathing on wet
>> leaves of blackberry vines. Video in ebird report.
>> Complete ebird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36086121
>>
>> Happy birding;
>> Jonathan Clark
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 9:54 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> labirders,
>>>
>>> Yesterday (4/2/17) I had FOS Eastern Kingbird and Prothonotary
>>> Warbler at Catahoula NWR Hq Unit in La Salle Parish. This afternoon
>>> (4/3/17) I was thrilled to hear my FOS Swainson's Warbler singing from the
>>> thicket across the street from the house, in Jena. I managed one rather
>>> poor photo and some video w/ the bird singing (but not seen singing). I'm
>>> guessing this is the same bird that I regularly heard in the same little
>>> piece of appropriate habitat the past couple of breeding seasons. Also this
>>> afternoon my FOS Broad-winged Hawks. At least 5, but maybe more, of the
>>> hawks over the yard during an hour-and-a-half outside.
>>> C. NWR ebird:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35649720
>>> yard list ebird:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35678137
>>>
>>> I hope all you and yours made it through the storms without too much
>>> damage. What a terrible day.
>>> I fear the ridiculous wind and rain might have finished off the 4
>>> Pine Warbler nestlings in my backyard -- no sign of activity at nest that I
>>> could see while doing the above mentioned birding today. What do we know
>>> about nestling/egg mortality due to severe weather? Might be an interesting
>>> topic to discuss.
>>> Radar showed apparent tornado (maybe two) pass over or VERY near my
>>> Snyder Rd birding location, west of Jena. I had been hoping the weather
>>> held out long enough to make a quick run out there after the Catahoula NWR
>>> visit, but it didn't. Will have to wait for roads to dry before seeing how
>>> it fared.
>>>
>>> Happy birding;
>>> Jonathan Clark
>>>
>>>
>>
>
 

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Date: 4/27/17 3:10 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean and Bay-breasted warblers, etc. in Atchafalaya 4/27
LABIRD: This morning was our annual late April Ornithology class field trip to Whiskey Bay Rd., which is often migrant-less. Last night I heard migrants overhead at my place (a rare event here), inlcuding Y-b Cuckoos, Veers, G-c Thrushes. Our field trip had 3 Bay-breasteds (unprecedented; all the students got to see them) plus Baltimore Oriole, E. Wood-Pewee, Tennessee Warbler, Banks Swallows, R-b Grosbeak. So, I decided to keep going after the class trip was over to see what else I could find. A singing Cerulean was the highlight, but I also scrounged up 2 Ovenbirds, 3 more Pewees, 2 Black-and-whites, Tennessee, Baltimore Orioles, Gray Catbirds. This isn’t a lot of transients, but as most of you know, looking for them in Sherburne WMA is an acute needle-haystack problem. The best bird actually was a late Ruby-crowned Kinglet.


=================

Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najames<at>LSU.edu

 

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Date: 4/27/17 2:51 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout
James' fallout is enigmatic in terms of trying to figure out what caused it- the front seems to have arrived far too late to catch's yesterday's Gulf flight, and he witnessed the fallout in action too early for it to have been caused by today's Gulf flight I briefly discuss this on my blog (birdingneworleans.blogspot.com), though without any success cracking the code!


Peter Yaukey


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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:50 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout

Linda and I birded Couturie Forest in City Park today and were accompanied
by Mary Jo Krieger, Brett Bromberg, Lewis Cartee and John Wise for portions
of the time.

This was without a doubt the best inland fallout day of birding for me
personally that I can recall.

We ended up with 15 species of warblers, with Bay-breasted (15) being the
most numerous. Also awesome were 3 different male Ceruleans, 4
Blackburnians (2 males and 2 females) and a "Brewster's" Warbler. Entire
eBird list is below. -j

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Date: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 2:31 PM
Subject: eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Apr 27, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>
Cc: Linda Kingsland <Lakrm821...>


City Park--Couturie Forest
Apr 27, 2017
7:35 AM
Traveling
3.55 miles
380 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland (also accompanied by Mary Jo Krieger,
Brett Bromberg, Lewis Cartee and John Wise for portions of the time).
Submitted from eBird Android 1.3

2 Wood Duck
7 Great Egret
1 Little Blue Heron
7 Green Heron
7 Mississippi Kite
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Broad-winged Hawk
11 Laughing Gull
5 Mourning Dove
3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
8 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
6 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
22 Great Crested Flycatcher -- Counted by 1's; some no doubt associated
with the fallout.
6 Eastern Kingbird
2 White-eyed Vireo
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
22 Red-eyed Vireo
27 Blue Jay
19 American Crow
12 Fish Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Purple Martin
2 Barn Swallow
6 Carolina Chickadee
8 Carolina Wren
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
1 Swainson's Thrush
3 Wood Thrush
9 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
4 Northern Mockingbird
44 Cedar Waxwing
1 Worm-eating Warbler
2 Northern Waterthrush
2 Blue-winged Warbler -- One "Brewster's Warbler"
1 Prothonotary Warbler
12 Tennessee Warbler
1 Kentucky Warbler
4 Hooded Warbler
5 American Redstart
3 Cerulean Warbler -- Three individual males; part of fallout.
5 Northern Parula
1 Magnolia Warbler
15 Bay-breasted Warbler
4 Blackburnian Warbler
5 Yellow Warbler
5 Black-throated Green Warbler
20 Summer Tanager
29 Scarlet Tanager
31 Northern Cardinal
35 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- Counted by 1's; fallout
6 Blue Grosbeak
24 Indigo Bunting
2 Painted Bunting
6 Common Grackle
1 Boat-tailed Grackle
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
17 Orchard Oriole
10 Baltimore Oriole
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 63



--
James W. Beck
Marrero, Louisiana
<loxosceles928...>

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Date: 4/27/17 2:38 pm
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bayou Macon WMA, E. Carroll Parish
I was hoping for a fallout after the thunderstorms associated with the cold
front moved through last night. Except for TN, Warblers were scarce--1 each
Cerulean, Black-throated Green, and Canada. Indigo Bunting numbers were way
up, but I found no Painteds today. I did see one on the north trail Sunday.
FOS for here included Eastern Wood-pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, E. Kingbird,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak. There were a
couple of flocks of Baltimore Orioles; I counted 14. Broad-winged Hawks
were lifting off; I saw a couple up close in trees. A Yellow-crowned
Night-heron surprised me as it flew over me on the trail. Link to full list
is below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36315809

Roselie Overby
 

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Date: 4/27/17 12:50 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest - from mini fallout to nice fallout
Linda and I birded Couturie Forest in City Park today and were accompanied
by Mary Jo Krieger, Brett Bromberg, Lewis Cartee and John Wise for portions
of the time.

This was without a doubt the best inland fallout day of birding for me
personally that I can recall.

We ended up with 15 species of warblers, with Bay-breasted (15) being the
most numerous. Also awesome were 3 different male Ceruleans, 4
Blackburnians (2 males and 2 females) and a "Brewster's" Warbler. Entire
eBird list is below. -j

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Date: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 2:31 PM
Subject: eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Apr 27, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>
Cc: Linda Kingsland <Lakrm821...>


City Park--Couturie Forest
Apr 27, 2017
7:35 AM
Traveling
3.55 miles
380 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland (also accompanied by Mary Jo Krieger,
Brett Bromberg, Lewis Cartee and John Wise for portions of the time).
Submitted from eBird Android 1.3

2 Wood Duck
7 Great Egret
1 Little Blue Heron
7 Green Heron
7 Mississippi Kite
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Broad-winged Hawk
11 Laughing Gull
5 Mourning Dove
3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
8 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
6 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
22 Great Crested Flycatcher -- Counted by 1's; some no doubt associated
with the fallout.
6 Eastern Kingbird
2 White-eyed Vireo
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
22 Red-eyed Vireo
27 Blue Jay
19 American Crow
12 Fish Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Purple Martin
2 Barn Swallow
6 Carolina Chickadee
8 Carolina Wren
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
1 Swainson's Thrush
3 Wood Thrush
9 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
4 Northern Mockingbird
44 Cedar Waxwing
1 Worm-eating Warbler
2 Northern Waterthrush
2 Blue-winged Warbler -- One "Brewster's Warbler"
1 Prothonotary Warbler
12 Tennessee Warbler
1 Kentucky Warbler
4 Hooded Warbler
5 American Redstart
3 Cerulean Warbler -- Three individual males; part of fallout.
5 Northern Parula
1 Magnolia Warbler
15 Bay-breasted Warbler
4 Blackburnian Warbler
5 Yellow Warbler
5 Black-throated Green Warbler
20 Summer Tanager
29 Scarlet Tanager
31 Northern Cardinal
35 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- Counted by 1's; fallout
6 Blue Grosbeak
24 Indigo Bunting
2 Painted Bunting
6 Common Grackle
1 Boat-tailed Grackle
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
17 Orchard Oriole
10 Baltimore Oriole
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 63



--
James W. Beck
Marrero, Louisiana
<loxosceles928...>
 

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Date: 4/27/17 12:07 pm
From: Andre Moncrieff <thatbirderguy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Big Day -- April 24
Birders,

On Monday (April 24) Glenn Seeholzer, Oscar Johnson, Jessie Salter, and I
did a Louisiana Big Day (fundraising event for graduate student research at
the LSU Museum of Science).

The day started off really strong with essentially no "misses" besides
Great Horned Owl during the night and at our piney woods stops in Kisatchie
NF. (We ended up finding a Great Horned on the coast later in the day.)

At dawn we quickly located the pine specialists (Red-cockaded Woodpecker,
Bachman's Sparrow, Brown-headed Nuthatch) along with other targets such as
Prairie Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Northern Flicker, Eastern Towhee,
and Kentucky Warbler. We were pleasantly surprised by the presence of two
Sharp-shinned Hawks (one vocalized in flight) along Valentine Lake Road.

Kincaid Reservoir was productive with quality Big Day birds such as Common
Loon, Hooded Merganser, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and
Yellow-throated Warbler.

The rice country produced pretty well for us, with a particularly nice
field 3.4 miles east of Fenton on Hwy. 102 (viewed from here: 30.3590,
-92.860) where we had American Golden Plovers, and White-rumped, Pectoral,
Stilt, Least, Semipalmated, and Western Sandpipers.

Three species of geese--Snow, Ross's, and Greater White-fronted--were nice
additions at Cameron Prairie.

Once we hit the coast our day began to really slow down. Good numbers of
Summer Tanagers, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Blue Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings,
and LOTS of Red-eyed Vireos. Not a whole lot else. Over the course of the
day we scrapped together 21 species of warblers, but warbler numbers and
diversity on the coast was poor. We also missed scoters, Magnificent
Frigatebird, American Oystercatcher, and several other
waterbirds/shorebirds that we generally can locate on the coast.

We ended the day with 202 species (state record 221 set in 2010). All in
all, another fun day to bird in Louisiana! For those interested, all our
sightings are on eBird.

Good birding,
Andre
 

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Date: 4/27/17 11:21 am
From: Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Durand Farm, (restricted access), Apr 27, 2017
LaBirders,

This morning I birded a working wetland in St. Martin Parish. Waders were
in large numbers due to the abundance of crawfish in the shallow ponds and a
few fields have recently been drawn down creating good shorebird habitat.
Besides water-associated species, spring migrants for me have been somewhat
low in numbers. Perhaps this will change in the next few days
Mike

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36310794

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Mike Musumeche
New Iberia, LA 70560
<mjmusumeche...>
 

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Date: 4/27/17 9:35 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Horned grebe in breeding plumage St Tammany parish
At the Mandeville lakefront at Jackson Street Boat launch area. Found a few
days ago by Warren Meddenhall. See photo.
https://goo.gl/photos/1MtWb82avUcRLhx68
Janine Robin
 

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Date: 4/27/17 7:32 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Mini-fallout - Couturie, now
Just to list the warblers: 2 Northern Waterthrush, 1 Prothonotary, 2
Hooded, 3 American Redstart, 2 Cerulean, 11 Bay-breasted, 1 Blackburnian, 1
Black-throated Green. More to come! -j
 

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Date: 4/27/17 7:19 am
From: Ingold, James <James.Ingold...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lake Martin directions
I might take my class to Lake Martin on Sunday on our way home. Can someone give me directions? It's been over 20 years since I've been there.

Thanks!

Jim

James L. Ingold, Ph.D.
Professor - Department of Biological Sciences
Director - Museum of Life Sciences
Hubert and Patricia Hervey Endowed Professor - Museum of Life Sciences
 

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Date: 4/27/17 6:52 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cerulean Warbler - Couturie Forest - now
Linda and I have a beautiful male Cerulean Warbler .28 miles (642 ft.) into
the main trail to the right of the bridge in Couturie. Good showing of
other migrants here as well! -j
 

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Date: 4/26/17 6:19 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Common Nighthawks - Marrero
Linda and I had our first of Spring Common Nighthawks (2) this evening,
along with a Northern Waterthrush, a Glossy Ibis (yard bird #118) and a
Green Heron (yard bird #119).

Heading to Couturie Forest tomorrow morning...hoping again for migrants! -j

--
James W. Beck
Marrero, Louisiana
<loxosceles928...>
 

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Date: 4/26/17 4:26 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes on Tuesday //Joyce WMA and Hammond's Wetland Sewage Assimilation Project
I then birded the Joyce WMA in Tangipahoa. Four Swallow-tailed Kites and a Purple Gallinule were probably the highlights.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36255185

Jim Holmes
Sacramento, CA

Those who regularly visit the Joyce WMA may likely not know that the entire area is being negatively impacted by the City of Hammond's Wetland Sewage Assimilation Project. To secure further information about this environmental situation, check out the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation website for workshops held in September 2016 at Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of New Orleans several years ago in November. You can form your own opinions about the project reviewing pro and con presentations available on the website. That the area is being negatively impacted is not in question. The cause is in dispute.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 4/26/17 3:58 pm
From: Ingold, James <James.Ingold...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Caracaras
Is there a consistent place to see them in Cameron Parish? I'd like to get them for my class this weekend coming up.

Thanks!

Jim

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/26/17 2:58 pm
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes on Tuesday
I birded Tickfaw State Park (Livingston Parish) on Tuesday morning.

Highlight was a heard only Red-breasted Nuthatch (a poor cut of it calling in my eBird list). Also had Swainson's Warblers and American Redstarts singing.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36253473

I then birded the Joyce WMA in Tangipahoa. Four Swallow-tailed Kites and a Purple Gallinule were probably the highlights.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36255185

Finally, there was an adult Bald Eagle at Port Manchac.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36257311

Thanks,

Jim Holmes
Sacramento, CA
 

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Date: 4/26/17 2:53 pm
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron Sunday and Monday
I was fortunately able to be in Cameron on Monday and Tuesday (my conference in New Orleans ended on Saturday).

Sunday was a nice fallout following the front. As previously mentioned, it was mostly tanagers, red-eyed vireos, orioles, buntings and grosbeaks. Birds continued to arrive all day and my afternoon time as Peveto had more birds than my morning time.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36197412
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36248445
Only disappointment in the fallout was the lack of warblers. I only had 13 species with the best being a Cape May Warbler. Under these conditions on April 23, I would have expected somewhere around 25 species for a full day in coastal cheniers.

I also spent some time at night walking in the relatively dry Broussard Beach marsh for Black and Yellow Rails without any luck.

On Monday, the numbers of birds were significantly down although I just birded the east side of the ferry. Highlights were: Swainson's Warbler at Willow Island http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36228661
12 Buff-breasted Sandpipers along Rutherford Beach (just east of the gate). http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36238181
A good concentration (n=14) of Nelson's Sparrow in the marsh at the Broussard Beach cut. I only walked a small portion but birds were sitting up, singing and chasing each other around.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36227036

I did not venture west to look for the Lark Bunting but had heard it was not seen by a group that stopped at the spot.

Good luck,

Jim Holmes
Sacramento, CA
 

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Date: 4/26/17 2:53 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Parish Birds
Nice thing about keeping lists by parish is finding new birds. It's better if the bird is not on the parish master lists that Rosemary Seidler keeps up through the Shreveport Bird Study Group but that's more likely in poorly birded parishes than most of the ones I visit.

This has been a lackluster migration for me. When I have been able to get to the coast, I generally have been seeing strong south winds whipping birdless trees and I haven't been able to find many neotropical migrants in central Louisiana with the exception of birds that nest here. Well, Monday, I took a long trip from the Boyce area to Houma for a wake and west to Johnson's Bayou. Yesterday, I went east to Creole and north to the Kinder area by way of Turf Grass Road before returning home. This morning I had errands to run in Alexandria and when I came home - Cotile Lake, I went to the NW arm of the lake - Hoyt Road Causeway.

Okay, so the long trip generated 7 whole warblers and 3 vireos. Got 16 year birds where in past years I might have had double that many. But, I did get Cliff Swallow in Terrebonne Parish - parish bird 107 and Wood Stork in Allen Parish - parish bird 172. And today, I was looking at a distant Great Egret when I spotted a flock of 7 Fulvous Whistling-Ducks, Rapides Parish bird 288. Was a bit surprised that ebird didn't flag the whistling-ducks.

ebird makes it very easy to keep parish bird lists, at least for birds recorded after one begins to use ebird. It is difficult to go back and reconstruct individual birding surveys if they weren't kept by day and location.

Let's hope the reason for the lousy migration this spring is birds flying well over the coast and they aren't there at all.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 4/26/17 2:19 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Wood storks and Swallow Tailed Kite near Goudeau, La
I had a flock of 8 Wood Storks flying in a landing trajectory from north to south across Parish Line Road near its intersection with US 165 immediately south of Kinder yesterday afternoon around 4 PM. The record was flagged by ebird.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Conn" <mconn...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:44:53 PM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Wood storks and Swallow Tailed Kite near Goudeau, La

Meant to mention a dozen Wood storks and a Swallow Tailed Kite spotted while driving, LA 361 just south of Goudeau yesterday.
 

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Date: 4/26/17 12:45 pm
From: Matt Conn <mconn...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Wood storks and Swallow Tailed Kite near Goudeau, La
Meant to mention a dozen Wood storks and a Swallow Tailed Kite spotted while driving, LA 361 just south of Goudeau yesterday.
 

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Date: 4/26/17 11:15 am
From: Terry Davis <terkchip...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Common Nighthawk in Caddo 04/24
Noted at least 2 (probably more) over downtown Shreveport around 5 am this
morning. Good birding! (:

Terry
 

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Date: 4/26/17 11:13 am
From: Tom Trenchard <trench19...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks report (and more)
LaBirders,


Here in my yard (Penn Mill Lakes Subdivision) near Lake Ramsey

(St. Tammany), I've had multiple male RB Grosbeaks. The season

started with a single female a couple of weeks ago, then Sunday

the first male showed up. Monday thru today there have been

no less than 3 males. Also, Blue Grosbeaks are here too. Today

there are 2 females, but there has been at least one male showing

up here and there for a number of days.


They are all going to feeders.


Unfortunately there is a poor showing of warblers and vireos.

Only one day I heard a WE Vireo.


Tom T.


******************
Tom Trenchard
Covington, LA
******************



________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:24 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017

A report from my husband is 3 RBGR makes at feeders. I am still in Grand
Isle.😀

On Apr 25, 2017 7:53 PM, "James W. Beck" <loxosceles928...> wrote:

> Linda and I birded the Woodlands Conservancy in Belle Chasse today in hopes
> of a decent showing of migrants. We were essentially shut OUT. A pair of
> Scarlet Tanagers and a lone male Rose-breasted Grosbeak were the only
> "real" migrants, although certainly some of the Indigo Buntings were
> probably migrants versus residents. -j
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:49 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 -
> May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
> To: <loxosceles928...>
>
>
> US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53,
> Plaquemines, Louisiana, US
> Apr 25, 2017 7:38 AM - 1:18 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 6.07 mile(s)
> Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
> Android 1.3
> 45 species
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) 4
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
> Great Egret (Ardea alba) 3
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 1
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) 1
> Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 67
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 5
> Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) 8
> Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 2
> Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 8
> Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 7
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 3
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 6
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 6
> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 16
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 18
> Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2 Identified by voice - nasal "caw, caw,
> caw...uh-uh, uh-uh".
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 4
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 25
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 5
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3
> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 45
> Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 2
> Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
> Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 5
> Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 2
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 72
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 2
> Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 31
> Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) 10
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 12
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 4
> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S36259809
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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>
>
>
> --
> James W. Beck
> Marrero, Louisiana
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>
 

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Date: 4/26/17 8:35 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
Linda and I actually had more Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (7; six males and one
female) and Summer Tanagers (2; one molting male and one adult male) in our
yard yesterday afternoon than we had at the Conservancy! RBGRs were also
using our feeders. -j

On Apr 26, 2017 08:14, "Nancy L Newfield" <nancy...> wrote:

> Tom et al.,
>
> I, too, have enjoyed the visitations of some Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.
> Initially, there were 5 males and a female. The female departed a couple
> of days ago and, as of this morning, only 3 males are coming in. Here,
> they are eating suet as well as sunflower seed.
>
> NLN
>
> On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 9:03 PM, Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
> wrote:
>
> > I walked the Woodlands Conservancy trail this afternoon/evening out to
> the
> > end (by the bunkers), and I heard four hooded warblers singing, mostly
> out
> > toward the end. I heard one summer tanager at least. I heard a bunting
> > (probably indigo) at start of trail.
> >
> >
> > I've had rose-breasted grosbeaks on my feeders at my home (West Bank
> > Algiers, New Orleans) the last four or five mornings--two males and a
> > female today.
> >
> >
> > --Tom Sherry
> >
> > New Orleans
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
> <
> > <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <
> > <loxosceles928...>
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:52 PM
> > To: <LABIRD-L...>
> > Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands
> Conservancy
> > 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
> >
> > Linda and I birded the Woodlands Conservancy in Belle Chasse today in
> hopes
> > of a decent showing of migrants. We were essentially shut OUT. A pair
> of
> > Scarlet Tanagers and a lone male Rose-breasted Grosbeak were the only
> > "real" migrants, although certainly some of the Indigo Buntings were
> > probably migrants versus residents. -j
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: <ebird-checklist...>
> > Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:49 PM
> > Subject: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy
> 29.894x-89.974 -
> > May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
> > To: <loxosceles928...>
> >
> >
> > US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53,
> > Plaquemines, Louisiana, US
> > Apr 25, 2017 7:38 AM - 1:18 PM
> > Protocol: Traveling
> > 6.07 mile(s)
> > Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
> > Android 1.3
> > 45 species
> >
> > Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) 4
> > Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
> > Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
> > Great Egret (Ardea alba) 3
> > Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 1
> > Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) 1
> > Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 67
> > Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 5
> > Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) 8
> > Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 2
> > Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 8
> > Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) 1
> > Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 7
> > Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 3
> > Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2
> > Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 6
> > Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 6
> > Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
> > Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
> > Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
> > White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 16
> > Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
> > Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
> > American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 18
> > Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2 Identified by voice - nasal "caw,
> caw,
> > caw...uh-uh, uh-uh".
> > Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 4
> > Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 25
> > Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
> > Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5
> > Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 5
> > Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
> > European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3
> > Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 45
> > Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 2
> > Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
> > Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 5
> > Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 2
> > Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 72
> > Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
> > Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 2
> > Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 31
> > Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) 10
> > Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 12
> > Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 4
> > House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4
> >
> > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> > checklist/S36259809
> >
> > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
> > [http://ebird.org/content/ebird/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/45345081-
> > e1492622849400.jpg]<http://ebird.org/>
> >
> > eBird<http://ebird.org/>
> > ebird.org
> > Please join us in congratulating Chris McCreedy of Tucson, Arizona,
> winner
> > of the March 2017 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > James W. Beck
> > Marrero, Louisiana
> > <loxosceles928...>
> >
>
>
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
 

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Date: 4/26/17 6:24 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
A report from my husband is 3 RBGR makes at feeders. I am still in Grand
Isle.😀

On Apr 25, 2017 7:53 PM, "James W. Beck" <loxosceles928...> wrote:

> Linda and I birded the Woodlands Conservancy in Belle Chasse today in hopes
> of a decent showing of migrants. We were essentially shut OUT. A pair of
> Scarlet Tanagers and a lone male Rose-breasted Grosbeak were the only
> "real" migrants, although certainly some of the Indigo Buntings were
> probably migrants versus residents. -j
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:49 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 -
> May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
> To: <loxosceles928...>
>
>
> US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53,
> Plaquemines, Louisiana, US
> Apr 25, 2017 7:38 AM - 1:18 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 6.07 mile(s)
> Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
> Android 1.3
> 45 species
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) 4
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
> Great Egret (Ardea alba) 3
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 1
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) 1
> Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 67
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 5
> Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) 8
> Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 2
> Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 8
> Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 7
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 3
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 6
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 6
> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 16
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 18
> Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2 Identified by voice - nasal "caw, caw,
> caw...uh-uh, uh-uh".
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 4
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 25
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 5
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3
> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 45
> Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 2
> Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
> Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 5
> Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 2
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 72
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 2
> Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 31
> Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) 10
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 12
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 4
> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S36259809
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
>
>
> --
> James W. Beck
> Marrero, Louisiana
> <loxosceles928...>
>
 

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Date: 4/26/17 6:14 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
Tom et al.,

I, too, have enjoyed the visitations of some Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.
Initially, there were 5 males and a female. The female departed a couple
of days ago and, as of this morning, only 3 males are coming in. Here,
they are eating suet as well as sunflower seed.

NLN

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 9:03 PM, Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
wrote:

> I walked the Woodlands Conservancy trail this afternoon/evening out to the
> end (by the bunkers), and I heard four hooded warblers singing, mostly out
> toward the end. I heard one summer tanager at least. I heard a bunting
> (probably indigo) at start of trail.
>
>
> I've had rose-breasted grosbeaks on my feeders at my home (West Bank
> Algiers, New Orleans) the last four or five mornings--two males and a
> female today.
>
>
> --Tom Sherry
>
> New Orleans
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <
> <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <
> <loxosceles928...>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:52 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy
> 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
>
> Linda and I birded the Woodlands Conservancy in Belle Chasse today in hopes
> of a decent showing of migrants. We were essentially shut OUT. A pair of
> Scarlet Tanagers and a lone male Rose-breasted Grosbeak were the only
> "real" migrants, although certainly some of the Indigo Buntings were
> probably migrants versus residents. -j
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:49 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 -
> May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
> To: <loxosceles928...>
>
>
> US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53,
> Plaquemines, Louisiana, US
> Apr 25, 2017 7:38 AM - 1:18 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 6.07 mile(s)
> Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
> Android 1.3
> 45 species
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) 4
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
> Great Egret (Ardea alba) 3
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 1
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) 1
> Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 67
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 5
> Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) 8
> Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 2
> Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 8
> Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 7
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 3
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 6
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 6
> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 16
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 18
> Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2 Identified by voice - nasal "caw, caw,
> caw...uh-uh, uh-uh".
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 4
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 25
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 5
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3
> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 45
> Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 2
> Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
> Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 5
> Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 2
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 72
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 2
> Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 31
> Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) 10
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 12
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 4
> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S36259809
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
> [http://ebird.org/content/ebird/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/45345081-
> e1492622849400.jpg]<http://ebird.org/>
>
> eBird<http://ebird.org/>
> ebird.org
> Please join us in congratulating Chris McCreedy of Tucson, Arizona, winner
> of the March 2017 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> James W. Beck
> Marrero, Louisiana
> <loxosceles928...>
>



--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 4/25/17 7:03 pm
From: Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
I walked the Woodlands Conservancy trail this afternoon/evening out to the end (by the bunkers), and I heard four hooded warblers singing, mostly out toward the end. I heard one summer tanager at least. I heard a bunting (probably indigo) at start of trail.


I've had rose-breasted grosbeaks on my feeders at my home (West Bank Algiers, New Orleans) the last four or five mornings--two males and a female today.


--Tom Sherry

New Orleans






________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:52 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017

Linda and I birded the Woodlands Conservancy in Belle Chasse today in hopes
of a decent showing of migrants. We were essentially shut OUT. A pair of
Scarlet Tanagers and a lone male Rose-breasted Grosbeak were the only
"real" migrants, although certainly some of the Indigo Buntings were
probably migrants versus residents. -j

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:49 PM
Subject: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 -
May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>


US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53,
Plaquemines, Louisiana, US
Apr 25, 2017 7:38 AM - 1:18 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.07 mile(s)
Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
Android 1.3
45 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) 4
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 3
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) 1
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 67
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 5
Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) 8
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 2
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 8
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 3
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 6
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 16
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 18
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2 Identified by voice - nasal "caw, caw,
caw...uh-uh, uh-uh".
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 4
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 25
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 5
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 45
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 5
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 72
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 2
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 31
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) 10
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 12
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36259809

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
[http://ebird.org/content/ebird/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/45345081-e1492622849400.jpg]<http://ebird.org/>

eBird<http://ebird.org/>
ebird.org
Please join us in congratulating Chris McCreedy of Tucson, Arizona, winner of the March 2017 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics.






--
James W. Beck
Marrero, Louisiana
<loxosceles928...>
 

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Date: 4/25/17 5:53 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
Linda and I birded the Woodlands Conservancy in Belle Chasse today in hopes
of a decent showing of migrants. We were essentially shut OUT. A pair of
Scarlet Tanagers and a lone male Rose-breasted Grosbeak were the only
"real" migrants, although certainly some of the Indigo Buntings were
probably migrants versus residents. -j

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:49 PM
Subject: eBird Report - US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 -
May 5, 2016 08:53, Apr 25, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>


US-Louisiana Woodlands Conservancy 29.894x-89.974 - May 5, 2016 08:53,
Plaquemines, Louisiana, US
Apr 25, 2017 7:38 AM - 1:18 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.07 mile(s)
Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
Android 1.3
45 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) 4
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 3
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) 1
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 67
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 5
Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) 8
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 2
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 8
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 3
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 6
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 16
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 18
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2 Identified by voice - nasal "caw, caw,
caw...uh-uh, uh-uh".
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 4
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 25
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 5
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 45
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 5
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 72
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 2
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 31
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) 10
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 12
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36259809

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



--
James W. Beck
Marrero, Louisiana
<loxosceles928...>
 

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Date: 4/25/17 4:19 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cape May at Elmers Island, Jefferson parish
Follow road passed the 90 degree turn to the right. It is in a small tree
just b4 the 3rd pole with no wires on it. It has been there all day. It is
moving about, but returns to original tree.
 

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Date: 4/25/17 8:00 am
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] St. Bernard Birding Festival - May 5-6
Labirders-
Looking at Jennifer's post on the St. Bernard festival, I realized
that in the latest LOS Newsletter the dates for that festival are incorrect
(NOT the last weekend of April). LOS regrets the error. This is actually
good news in that the St. Bernard event does not conflict with the LOS
Spring Meeting. We appreciate the St. Bernard festival organizers shifting
their event to the first weekend of May.

Steve Cardiff, President
Louisiana Ornithological Society


On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:21 AM, Jennifer Coulson <
<jenniferocoulson...> wrote:

> *ST. BERNARD BIRD FESTIVAL*
>
>
> Los Islenos Museum Complex, 1201 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, LA
>
>
> *FRIDAY May 5, 2017*
>
> *11:00 am-4:30pm*
>
> Bird Banding, Audubon Louisiana, Outdoor
> Pavilion
>
>
> *Guided Birding Tours, all day
>
> Wood Carving Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day
>
> St. Bernard Art Guild Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day
>
> *12 Noon* “Re-forestation and Habitat” James Stram, Common Ground
> Relief Wetlands
>
> Bird Banding
>
> *1:00 pm* Guided Native Plant Tour (Tentative) Outdoor Pavilion
>
> *2:00 pm* “How We Can Assist Migrants, Especially Prothonotary
> Warblers and Song Birds with Habitat and Nesting Houses?” Dr. Erik Johnson,
> Audubon Louisiana
>
> Bird Banding
>
> *3:00 pm* “Introduction to Native Animals of South Louisiana” Wayne
> Burgess, LSU Extension Service
>
> Bird Banding
>
>
> *SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2017*
>
> *9:00-4:30 pm* Bird Banding, Audubon Louisiana, Outdoor Pavilion
>
> *Guided Birding Tours, Outdoor Pavilion
>
> Wood Carving Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day
>
> St. Bernard Art Guild Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day
>
> *12 Noon* “Wetland Loss and Restoration” James Stram, Common
> Ground Relief Wetlands
>
> Bird Banding
>
> *1:00 pm* “Recovery Efforts by State Wildlife and Fisheries of
> Whooping Cranes, Bald Eagles and Other Species” (Samantha Collins, Research
> Biologist, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries)
>
> *1:30 pm* Guided Native Plant Tour (Tentative) (Outdoor Pavillion)
>
> *2:00 pm * “Everything You Wanted to Know about Purple Martins—Our
> Insect-Eating Migrant Birds from the Amazon Valley” Krista Adams
>
> *3:00 pm* “Spring Migration of Birds in Louisiana: Connecting
> Habitats and Hemispheres” Dr. Erik Johnson, Audubon Louisiana
>
> Bird Banding
>
> *4:00 pm* Bird Banding
>
> Guided Bird Tours
>
> * All birding tours will begin at the Islenos Museum Complex (Outdoor
> Pavilion) and last approximately one hour. One birding site will be on
> Islenos Museum property and two other birding sites are located
> approximately three miles away from the Islenos Museum. Visitors must
> provide their own transportation and food. Coffee and water available.
>
> **All presentations will occur in the Frank M. Fernandez, Jr. Isleno Center
>
 

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Date: 4/25/17 5:21 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] St. Bernard Birding Festival - May 5-6
*ST. BERNARD BIRD FESTIVAL*


Los Islenos Museum Complex, 1201 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, LA


*FRIDAY May 5, 2017*

*11:00 am-4:30pm*

Bird Banding, Audubon Louisiana, Outdoor
Pavilion


*Guided Birding Tours, all day

Wood Carving Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day

St. Bernard Art Guild Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day

*12 Noon* “Re-forestation and Habitat” James Stram, Common Ground
Relief Wetlands

Bird Banding

*1:00 pm* Guided Native Plant Tour (Tentative) Outdoor Pavilion

*2:00 pm* “How We Can Assist Migrants, Especially Prothonotary
Warblers and Song Birds with Habitat and Nesting Houses?” Dr. Erik Johnson,
Audubon Louisiana

Bird Banding

*3:00 pm* “Introduction to Native Animals of South Louisiana” Wayne
Burgess, LSU Extension Service

Bird Banding


*SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2017*

*9:00-4:30 pm* Bird Banding, Audubon Louisiana, Outdoor Pavilion

*Guided Birding Tours, Outdoor Pavilion

Wood Carving Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day

St. Bernard Art Guild Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day

*12 Noon* “Wetland Loss and Restoration” James Stram, Common
Ground Relief Wetlands

Bird Banding

*1:00 pm* “Recovery Efforts by State Wildlife and Fisheries of
Whooping Cranes, Bald Eagles and Other Species” (Samantha Collins, Research
Biologist, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries)

*1:30 pm* Guided Native Plant Tour (Tentative) (Outdoor Pavillion)

*2:00 pm * “Everything You Wanted to Know about Purple Martins—Our
Insect-Eating Migrant Birds from the Amazon Valley” Krista Adams

*3:00 pm* “Spring Migration of Birds in Louisiana: Connecting
Habitats and Hemispheres” Dr. Erik Johnson, Audubon Louisiana

Bird Banding

*4:00 pm* Bird Banding

Guided Bird Tours

* All birding tours will begin at the Islenos Museum Complex (Outdoor
Pavilion) and last approximately one hour. One birding site will be on
Islenos Museum property and two other birding sites are located
approximately three miles away from the Islenos Museum. Visitors must
provide their own transportation and food. Coffee and water available.

**All presentations will occur in the Frank M. Fernandez, Jr. Isleno Center
 

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Date: 4/25/17 5:17 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Sat., May 6 - Birding Big Branch NWR
*Orleans Audubon Monthly Birding Trips*

Birding trips are co-hosted by Orleans Audubon and the Crescent Bird Club.
All are welcome. Bring binoculars and drinking water, wear hiking shoes or
boots. A hat, sun screen, other protection from the elements and insect
repellent are advisable. Call the trip leader if you have questions.

*Birding Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge* (half-day trip)
*Date:* Saturday, May 6
*Time:* 8:00 a.m.
*Location:* Meet at Boy Scout Road parking lot. Take Hwy 190 2.7 miles east
of Lacombe to Transmitter Rd; turn toward Lake Pontchartrain and drive to
T-junction; turn right and go to the second parking lot on the left.
*Leader:* Ed Wallace (504) 343-1433
 

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Date: 4/24/17 6:43 pm
From: Melvin Weber <mweber...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron
Robby Bacon and I did Cameron today (Monday). We went in search of the Lark Bunting. Really didn’t expect to find it so no real disappointment there. Did get Bobolink at this location while looking. Lots of people at Peveto along with quite a few birds. Few warblers but lots of Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Thrushes, Orioles and Indigos. Also good numbers of Red-eyes and Yellow-throated. Nothing exciting to report there but I wrote this to mention the flock of ducks at Holly Beach. About 150 yards off shore in still waters there was a flock of ducks which included 25 Surf Scoters, 2 Black Scoters, 15 Fulvous Whistling Ducks, 3 Wigeons, lots of Blue-wing Teals and some Scaup. We also had a couple of Franklin Gulls along Holly Beach west and 3 or 4 Swanson’s Hawks at various places.

Cameron is always fun but the weather does help.

Melvin Weber
 

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Date: 4/24/17 10:31 am
From: D Gallacher <gallachr...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle sightings
Grand Isle, 4/20 to 4/24:

swallowtail kite (at G.I. State Park, 4/24 at
10:50 a.m., heading from SW toward NE)
great egret
cormorant
brown pelican
mockingbird
killdeer
clapper rail
eastern kingbird
belted kingfisher
redwinged blackbirds
barn swallow
little blue (white)
catbird
northern cardinal
grey catbird
great crested flycatcher
skimmer
black-necked stilt
roseate spoonbill
tricolor heron
cattle egret
great egret
snowy egret
Eurasian collared dove
green heron
blue grosbeak
great blue heron
blue jay
common grackle
white-winged dove
Inca dove
bobolink
orchard oriole
Baltimore oriole
summer tanager
scarlet tanager
white ibis
blue-winged teal
northern parula

Debbie Gallacher

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/23/17 10:22 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron fallout
LABIRD: just got in the door after a before dawn to after sunset day in Cameron. It was an outstanding day to be birding on the coast, especially if you like colorful birds. We covered mainly Oak Grove sanctuary, Willow Island, and Peveto, and our total for Summer and Scarlet tanagers, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore and Orchard orioles, Indigos, and Blue Grosbeaks were each in the 50-150 range, with Summer Tanager the commonest species after Red-eyed Vireo. Small numbers of all the thrushes were present. Warblers were very scarce in number and diversity (a persistent theme this spring), with under 20 species, the best being a male Golden-winged. A Western Kingbird was in the open area east of Peveto. Migrants were in view nearly constantly during the day, including a few along highway roadsides. Lists will be in eBird sometime tomorrow.

=================

Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najames<at>LSU.edu
 

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Date: 4/23/17 8:49 pm
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lark Bunting in Cameron
A little more information on the adult male Lark Bunting in Cameron today (April 23). I found it around 7:40pm when the car in front of me flushed it off the side of the road. Fortunately, I was able to quickly stopped and got a few photos.

The exact location can be found in the map on the eBird list. It was sitting on Hwy 27 about 2.7 miles west of the Cameron ferry landing (or 6.2 miles east of the triangle junction in Holly Beach).

Photos in the eBird list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36216445

Good luck,

Jim Holmes
Currently in Cameron
 

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Date: 4/23/17 5:45 pm
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lark bunting
West of the ferry
I dropped an Ebird marker at exact spot.

Jim Holmes
Currently in Cameron
 

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Date: 4/23/17 3:47 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Bell's vireo Elmer's island
What we photo'd was a Tennessee warbler. Sorry.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <jvh0660...>
Date: Apr 23, 2017 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Bell's vireo Elmer's island
To: "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...>
Cc:

Not on coast today. Going tomorrow to Cameron by way of Houma. Attending
> wake for a friend's wife. Sad story. Second marriage for both. Very devoted
> to each other.
>
> Jay
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Apr 23, 2017, at 2:34 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Also several seaside sparrows in same area.
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...>
> > Date: Apr 23, 2017 2:33 PM
> > Subject: Bell's vireo Elmer's island
> > To: "LABIRD" <LABIRD-L...>
> > Cc:
> >
> > Claire and I just saw and photo'd a Bell's vireo. First small gravel road
> > on the right as you head down main gravel road.
>
>
 

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Date: 4/23/17 2:07 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bell's vireo Elmer's island
SORRY!! Tennessee warbler.

On Apr 23, 2017 2:33 PM, "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...> wrote:

> Claire and I just saw and photo'd a Bell's vireo. First small gravel road
> on the right as you head down main gravel road.
>
 

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Date: 4/23/17 12:34 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Bell's vireo Elmer's island
Also several seaside sparrows in same area.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...>
Date: Apr 23, 2017 2:33 PM
Subject: Bell's vireo Elmer's island
To: "LABIRD" <LABIRD-L...>
Cc:

Claire and I just saw and photo'd a Bell's vireo. First small gravel road
on the right as you head down main gravel road.
 

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Date: 4/23/17 12:33 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bell's vireo Elmer's island
Claire and I just saw and photo'd a Bell's vireo. First small gravel road
on the right as you head down main gravel road.
 

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Date: 4/23/17 11:28 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron East Jetty
Seniors $2.50.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 23, 2017, at 12:44 PM, Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...> wrote:
>
> It's $5 per person and it was open this week. They seem to keep kind of
> late morning hours. I went at 7am one day and they were not open yet.
>
> On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 12:41 PM, Ingold, James <James.Ingold...>
> wrote:
>
>> Is the east jetty still available for birding next weekend? Id so how much
>> does it cost to get in per person?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Jim
>>
>> James L. Ingold, Ph.D.
>> Professor - Department of Biological Sciences
>> Director - Museum of Life Sciences
>> Hubert and Patricia Hervey Endowed Professor - Museum of Life Sciences
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Jody Shugart
> 985-237-5091 (cell)
 

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Date: 4/23/17 10:45 am
From: Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron East Jetty
It's $5 per person and it was open this week. They seem to keep kind of
late morning hours. I went at 7am one day and they were not open yet.

On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 12:41 PM, Ingold, James <James.Ingold...>
wrote:

> Is the east jetty still available for birding next weekend? Id so how much
> does it cost to get in per person?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jim
>
> James L. Ingold, Ph.D.
> Professor - Department of Biological Sciences
> Director - Museum of Life Sciences
> Hubert and Patricia Hervey Endowed Professor - Museum of Life Sciences
>



--
Jody Shugart
985-237-5091 (cell)
 

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Date: 4/23/17 10:41 am
From: Ingold, James <James.Ingold...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron East Jetty
Is the east jetty still available for birding next weekend? Id so how much does it cost to get in per person?

Thanks!

Jim

James L. Ingold, Ph.D.
Professor - Department of Biological Sciences
Director - Museum of Life Sciences
Hubert and Patricia Hervey Endowed Professor - Museum of Life Sciences
 

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Date: 4/23/17 8:23 am
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Glaucous gull
Bird flew a bit west of the water tower down the beach.



Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 23, 2017, at 9:10 AM, Joelle Finley <jjf1946...> wrote:
>
> Glaucous Gull on beach at Grand Isle opposite new water tower.
 

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Date: 4/23/17 7:10 am
From: Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Glaucous gull
Glaucous Gull on beach at Grand Isle opposite new water tower.
 

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Date: 4/22/17 1:34 pm
From: Bonnie Ardoin <000000d00dff04cd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Sod farm
Can someone tell me where the sod farm is
Am on my way to Cameron area.

Thanks.
 

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Date: 4/22/17 10:36 am
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Little Gull Grand Isle
First year Little Gull. Took off from piling on bayside of island. I lost it in flight as it flew toward Caminada Pass. Photos.

David Muth

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/22/17 4:52 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cave Swallow Grand Isle
Seems as if Cave Swallows are pretty all over southern Louisiana now.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 21, 2017, at 6:16 PM, David Muth <MuthD...> wrote:
>
> Louisiana Ave at Maggie Lane.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/21/17 4:16 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cave Swallow Grand Isle
Louisiana Ave at Maggie Lane.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/21/17 8:49 am
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting April 28-30
Just a reminder that if you want to attend the banquet on Saturday night, I need to have your registration and menu selection for dinner by the morning of Monday April 24th.

LOS News http://losbird.org/news/1702_241_news.pdf
http://losbird.org/2017_spring_meeting.pdf


Please email me if you plan to attend. <jloneale...>

Thanks,

Judith

Judith O'Neale
Lafayette LA
 

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Date: 4/20/17 6:08 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] April arrivals
labirders,

I had my FOS Mississippi Kites in Jena this afternoon.

Jonathan Clark

On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
wrote:

> labirders,
>
> On Easter I made a run out to Catahoula NWR Headquarteres Unit and
> Willow Lake Unit (La Salle Parish). Spring-Summer species out in good
> numbers. FOS for that day included Painted Bunting and Yellow-breasted Chat
> at HQ and Prairie Warbler and Blue Grosbeak at Willow Lake. An Osprey at HQ
> was a nice highlight.
> complete lists and more details at
> blog: http://falloutbird2014.blogspot.com/2017/04/easter-
> birding-on-catahoula-nwr.html
> or ebird lists:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36027847
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36028530
>
> The next day, 4/17/17, I birded my Zimmer Creek Road ebird location.
> This is NW of Jena in La Salle Parish. Terrain is mostly hilly piney woods
> stuff -- pine plantation and cutovers, hardwood creek bottoms, some areas
> with rural houses. FOS for this trip were Acadian Flycatcher, Worm-eating
> Warbler, and Kentucky Warbler (all at the same spot).
> Complete ebird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36053810
>
> Then, 4/18/17, I went out to Catahoula NWR Bushley Bayou Unit in
> Catahoula Parish. Specifically, the Minnow Ponds Road entrance. Highlights
> were a pair of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and a couple of White-crowned
> Sparrows. Back on 4/6 I got my FOS Louisiana Waterthrush here, but didn't
> find them at the same spot (Green's Creek, by the bridge) on this trip. I
> watched a Ruby-throated Hummingbird doing what I assume was bathing on wet
> leaves of blackberry vines. Video in ebird report.
> Complete ebird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36086121
>
> Happy birding;
> Jonathan Clark
>
> On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 9:54 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
> wrote:
>
>> labirders,
>>
>> Yesterday (4/2/17) I had FOS Eastern Kingbird and Prothonotary Warbler
>> at Catahoula NWR Hq Unit in La Salle Parish. This afternoon (4/3/17) I was
>> thrilled to hear my FOS Swainson's Warbler singing from the thicket across
>> the street from the house, in Jena. I managed one rather poor photo and
>> some video w/ the bird singing (but not seen singing). I'm guessing this is
>> the same bird that I regularly heard in the same little piece of
>> appropriate habitat the past couple of breeding seasons. Also this
>> afternoon my FOS Broad-winged Hawks. At least 5, but maybe more, of the
>> hawks over the yard during an hour-and-a-half outside.
>> C. NWR ebird:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35649720
>> yard list ebird:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35678137
>>
>> I hope all you and yours made it through the storms without too much
>> damage. What a terrible day.
>> I fear the ridiculous wind and rain might have finished off the 4 Pine
>> Warbler nestlings in my backyard -- no sign of activity at nest that I
>> could see while doing the above mentioned birding today. What do we know
>> about nestling/egg mortality due to severe weather? Might be an interesting
>> topic to discuss.
>> Radar showed apparent tornado (maybe two) pass over or VERY near my
>> Snyder Rd birding location, west of Jena. I had been hoping the weather
>> held out long enough to make a quick run out there after the Catahoula NWR
>> visit, but it didn't. Will have to wait for roads to dry before seeing how
>> it fared.
>>
>> Happy birding;
>> Jonathan Clark
>>
>>
>
 

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Date: 4/20/17 10:21 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Millaudon Canal (Restricted Access), Apr 20, 2017
Linda and I birded our Millaudon Canal route this morning for just under 3
hours. Our best bird was a singing (!) Warbling Vireo; species #164 for
the route. -j

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 12:08 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Millaudon Canal (Restricted Access), Apr 20, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>


Millaudon Canal (Restricted Access), Jefferson, Louisiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 7:58 AM - 10:48 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
Android 1.3
48 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) 17
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 17
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 8
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 7
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 3
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) 2
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) 1
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 113
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) 4
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 5
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 3
Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) 7
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 4
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 4
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Barred Owl (Strix varia) 1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 4
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 4
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 2
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1 Singing male! (Poor) recording
obtained...song BARELY audible over the sound of 6 levee tractors.
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 8
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 24
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 3
Purple Martin (Progne subis) 3
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 14
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 3
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 6
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 19
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 3
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 10
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 1
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 16
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36119625

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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James W. Beck
Marrero, Louisiana
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Date: 4/19/17 2:12 pm
From: Dobbs <dntdobbs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] great kiskadee
Apology for the delay….I had a great kiskadee on Mon. 17 April at Rutherford Oaks (the old motel site). The bird called for several minutes. Danny Dobbs
 

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Date: 4/19/17 1:50 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Killing Time and Spring Migration
I have my vehicles serviced at a private vehicle service center in the industrial area in south central Alexandria, La. I get there when they open at 7 AM and take a bird walk rather than wait at the business. My current list for the site is now 67 birds and added 3 species today, all migrants - Solitary Sandpiper, White-eyed Vireo, and Indigo Bunting. Lists run anywhere from 15 to 25. There is a concrete lined canal/stream along one side and large, grassy fields throughout the area. Several mulberry trees are located adjacent to the shop. Plenty of grackles and waxwings there today. Don't ever recall not finding shrikes at the site and they surely nest in the area. No matter what I expect to find, it seems that there is always a surprise. List follows.

Also found migrants yesterday at the Lake District on the west side of Alexandria. List follows. Not much luck on warblers. Only found a few Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and one Canada Goose after the survey ended. Usually find 50 or more of both species at the site.

Jay Huner



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36099870

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36084516
 

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Date: 4/19/17 11:21 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] eBird -- Bonnet Carre Spillway -- Apr 19, 2017
Bonnet Carre Spillway
Apr 19, 2017
8:09 AM
Traveling
4.80 miles
174 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland
Submitted from eBird Android 1.3

10 Mottled Duck
50 Blue-winged Teal
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Anhinga
4 Great Blue Heron
5 Great Egret
7 Snowy Egret
7 Little Blue Heron
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron
3 White-faced Ibis
18 Black Vulture
6 Turkey Vulture
3 Bald Eagle
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 American Coot
33 Black-necked Stilt
8 Semipalmated Plover
8 Killdeer
28 Least Sandpiper
1 White-rumped Sandpiper
1 Pectoral Sandpiper
1 Semipalmated Sandpiper
1 Short-billed Dowitcher
1 Long-billed Dowitcher
13 Lesser Yellowlegs
8 Laughing Gull
59 Least Tern -- Many pairs in the interior of the spillway in prime
nesting habitat. Several males carrying and presenting fish. All counted by
1's.
7 Gull-billed Tern
1 Caspian Tern
2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
6 Eastern Kingbird
1 Loggerhead Shrike
3 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
2 Purple Martin
35 Tree Swallow
7 Barn Swallow
5 Carolina Wren
1 Northern Mockingbird
12 European Starling
8 Cedar Waxwing
1 Prothonotary Warbler
7 Common Yellowthroat
26 Savannah Sparrow
12 Northern Cardinal
6 Indigo Bunting
3 Painted Bunting
118 Red-winged Blackbird
8 Eastern Meadowlark
5 Common Grackle
18 Boat-tailed Grackle
1 Brown-headed Cowbird

Number of Taxa: 54
 

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Date: 4/19/17 10:29 am
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] April arrivals
labirders,

On Easter I made a run out to Catahoula NWR Headquarteres Unit and
Willow Lake Unit (La Salle Parish). Spring-Summer species out in good
numbers. FOS for that day included Painted Bunting and Yellow-breasted Chat
at HQ and Prairie Warbler and Blue Grosbeak at Willow Lake. An Osprey at HQ
was a nice highlight.
complete lists and more details at
blog:
http://falloutbird2014.blogspot.com/2017/04/easter-birding-on-catahoula-nwr.html
or ebird lists:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36027847
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36028530

The next day, 4/17/17, I birded my Zimmer Creek Road ebird location.
This is NW of Jena in La Salle Parish. Terrain is mostly hilly piney woods
stuff -- pine plantation and cutovers, hardwood creek bottoms, some areas
with rural houses. FOS for this trip were Acadian Flycatcher, Worm-eating
Warbler, and Kentucky Warbler (all at the same spot).
Complete ebird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36053810

Then, 4/18/17, I went out to Catahoula NWR Bushley Bayou Unit in
Catahoula Parish. Specifically, the Minnow Ponds Road entrance. Highlights
were a pair of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and a couple of White-crowned
Sparrows. Back on 4/6 I got my FOS Louisiana Waterthrush here, but didn't
find them at the same spot (Green's Creek, by the bridge) on this trip. I
watched a Ruby-throated Hummingbird doing what I assume was bathing on wet
leaves of blackberry vines. Video in ebird report.
Complete ebird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36086121

Happy birding;
Jonathan Clark

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 9:54 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
wrote:

> labirders,
>
> Yesterday (4/2/17) I had FOS Eastern Kingbird and Prothonotary Warbler
> at Catahoula NWR Hq Unit in La Salle Parish. This afternoon (4/3/17) I was
> thrilled to hear my FOS Swainson's Warbler singing from the thicket across
> the street from the house, in Jena. I managed one rather poor photo and
> some video w/ the bird singing (but not seen singing). I'm guessing this is
> the same bird that I regularly heard in the same little piece of
> appropriate habitat the past couple of breeding seasons. Also this
> afternoon my FOS Broad-winged Hawks. At least 5, but maybe more, of the
> hawks over the yard during an hour-and-a-half outside.
> C. NWR ebird:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35649720
> yard list ebird:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35678137
>
> I hope all you and yours made it through the storms without too much
> damage. What a terrible day.
> I fear the ridiculous wind and rain might have finished off the 4 Pine
> Warbler nestlings in my backyard -- no sign of activity at nest that I
> could see while doing the above mentioned birding today. What do we know
> about nestling/egg mortality due to severe weather? Might be an interesting
> topic to discuss.
> Radar showed apparent tornado (maybe two) pass over or VERY near my
> Snyder Rd birding location, west of Jena. I had been hoping the weather
> held out long enough to make a quick run out there after the Catahoula NWR
> visit, but it didn't. Will have to wait for roads to dry before seeing how
> it fared.
>
> Happy birding;
> Jonathan Clark
>
>
 

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Date: 4/19/17 9:15 am
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration
Labirders-
Also….don't forget that the 70th Anniversary LOS Spring Meeting will
take place the weekend after next (28-30 April). This year's meeting will
be based at Jennings, LA, but we still have a great line-up of speakers and
field trips. We will also be presenting the LOS President's Awards and the
George H. Lowery Award. If you are interested in the Saturday evenning
banquet at the Hampton Inn in Jennings, then be sure to sign-up for that no
later than this coming Monday, 24 April. For complete details on the
meeting see the latest LOS Newsletter at:

http://losbird.org/news/1702_241_news.pdf

Note that, taking into account commute time from the Cameron coast to
Jennings and that many participants may want to bird the coast into the
late late afternoon, we have shifted Saturday evening registration to
7-7:30 PM, the banquet to 7:30-8:30 PM, and the program, awards, list
reading, etc. to 8:30-10 PM.

Looking forward to a great, great turnout for our 70th meeting.

Cheers,

Steve Cardiff



On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
wrote:

> Labirders-
> Just a reminder on behalf of GIMBC that the 2017 event will take
> place this coming Friday-Sunday April 21-23. For schedule, tour
> descriptions, preregistration and tickets (small fee for most of the
> tours), go to:
>
> http://www.townofgrandisle.com/grand-isle-migratory-bird-festival/
>
> Hope to see some of you down there, and thanks for supporting this
> important festival, now in it's 19th year.
>
> Steve Cardiff
>
 

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Date: 4/19/17 9:00 am
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration
Labirders-
Just a reminder on behalf of GIMBC that the 2017 event will take place
this coming Friday-Sunday April 21-23. For schedule, tour descriptions,
preregistration and tickets (small fee for most of the tours), go to:

http://www.townofgrandisle.com/grand-isle-migratory-bird-festival/

Hope to see some of you down there, and thanks for supporting this
important festival, now in it's 19th year.

Steve Cardiff
 

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Date: 4/19/17 8:39 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] bald eagle
When I lived I south Lafayette, one spring/summer 1999 or 2000 was unusually dry. There was a continuous flight of waders going west from Lake Martin to the working wetlands on west side of Lafayette to feed and back to the rookery to feed the nestlings. The Roseate Spoonbills were especially conspicuous. Birds that might have fed in the Lake Martin or Atchafalaya wetlands had no choice in where to feed. It was crawfish and rice fields or starvation. So don't grouse about crawfish and rice prices.

Jay Huner

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> On Apr 19, 2017, at 10:19 AM, Dobbs <dntdobbs...> wrote:
>
> For third time this spring had an adult bald eagle flyover my neighborhood early morning on an east to west line just like the wading birds coming from Lake Martin. I assume this is one of the Lake Martin nesting eagles heading for the rice fields in western Lafayette Ph. Danny Dobbs
 

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Date: 4/19/17 8:19 am
From: Dobbs <dntdobbs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] bald eagle
For third time this spring had an adult bald eagle flyover my neighborhood early morning on an east to west line just like the wading birds coming from Lake Martin. I assume this is one of the Lake Martin nesting eagles heading for the rice fields in western Lafayette Ph. Danny Dobbs
 

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Date: 4/18/17 8:48 pm
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grand isle - some migrants Tuesday
I know I will miss some:

Black belly plovers
golden plovers
upland sandpipers
Whimbrels flew in this afternoon. Good numbers of Wilson plovers.

Sb dowitchers
Semi pal plover and sandpiper
Red eyed vire
Great crest flycatcher
YB cuckoo
Ovenbird
Worm eating warb
Palm warb
Tennessee warb
Summer and scarlet tanager
Bronzed cowbirds
Orchard oriole
Blue grosbeak
Rose br grosbeak
Indigo bunting
Painted bunting

John Romano
Breaux br la



Red eyed vireo



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Date: 4/18/17 8:03 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] What birds eat love bugs?
A simple Google search says that "birds eat love bugs"? That's not very specific. Does anyone - Bill Fontenot, for example - know?

Would seem like swallows and swifts would feed on them if they are palatable.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 4/18/17 6:20 pm
From: Toddy Guidry <guidrys...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] RT Hawk nest
I found a RT hawk nest near Milton (South Lafayette parish), it has 2
rather large chicks hopping around.

If anyone in the Lafayette area would like to check it out, get some photos
etc, email me offlist and I'll send you a placemark on the exact tree.



It is just south of Picard Park in Milton, seen easily from Picard Road. It
is about 200 yards from the road.



Toddy Guidry

<guidrys...> <mailto:<guidrys...>


 

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Date: 4/18/17 2:26 pm
From: Heather M. Wilson <hmm1778...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Mississippi Kite
Saw my first in Zachary around noon on Saturday.

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 4:06 PM, Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
wrote:

> I saw my FOS Miss. Kite yesterday afternoon along Miss. Rv. in Algiers,
> New Orleans.
>
> ---Tom
>
>
> Tom Sherry, <tsherry...>
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
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> <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <
> <loxosceles928...>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:04 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Mississippi Kite
>
> Linda and I just had our first Mississippi Kite of Spring here over our
> house in Marrero. -j
>



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Date: 4/18/17 2:06 pm
From: Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Mississippi Kite
I saw my FOS Miss. Kite yesterday afternoon along Miss. Rv. in Algiers, New Orleans.

---Tom


Tom Sherry, <tsherry...>




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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:04 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Mississippi Kite

Linda and I just had our first Mississippi Kite of Spring here over our
house in Marrero. -j
 

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Date: 4/18/17 2:04 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Mississippi Kite
Linda and I just had our first Mississippi Kite of Spring here over our
house in Marrero. -j
 

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Date: 4/18/17 11:31 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bayou Macon WMA, E Carroll
I checked the trail south of the big parking lot off Hwy 2 to see what had
arrived since I was out of town. Few warblers including Prothonotary,
Hooded, Blue-winged, and Tennessee. Indigo buntings, 1 Blue Grosbeak,
Red-eyed Vireos, 1 Great-crested Flycatcher, Wood Thrush and Gray Catbird
were new. Link to total list is below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36072228

Roselie Overby
 

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Date: 4/17/17 10:19 pm
From: Romain Cooper <romain...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Oregon birder visiting Lake Charles
Hello all,

My name is Romain Cooper. I reside in southwest Oregon (Josephine
Co.) & have since 1970. But I'm a Louisiana ex-pat (Covington, NOLA
& Lake Charles) who is visiting Lake Charles and will be in town from
Thurs, April 20 to Tues, April 25. I am attending a reunion event
for our 1965 class of LaGrange HS. That's the big draw but I plan to
do some birding in the Lake Charles area and, perhaps, Cameron
Parish. If anyone wants a birding companion during that period,
please email or call me at 541-415-4843. (Please don't use that
number before Wed, 4/19/17 as my cell doesn't work @ home - too
mountainous here.) I read on line that the Gulf Coast Bird Club is
sponsoring field trips on Sat, 4/22/17. Unfortunately, that's the
day of the main reunion event. I've been monitoring the reports on
LABird for Cameron, Johnson's Bayou, Peveto Woods, etc.

If anyone chances to find themselves in Southwest OR & wants birding/
natural history info/ etc., you have my contact info below.

Thanks, Romain Cooper

Siskiyou Biological Services LLC
Romain Cooper
10398 Takilma Road
Cave Junction, OR 97523
541-592-2311
<romain...>


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Date: 4/17/17 8:19 pm
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Grand Isle--Lafitte Woods Preserve--Landry-LeBlanc Tract, Apr 17, 2017
Check list from grand isle Monday afternoon

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: x x <romanojfr...>
> Date: April 17, 2017 at 10:17:42 PM CDT
> To: <birderjuan...>
> Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Grand Isle--Lafitte Woods Preserve--Landry-LeBlanc Tract, Apr 17, 2017
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: <ebird-checklist...>
>> Date: April 17, 2017 at 10:08:02 PM CDT
>> To: <romanojfr...>
>> Subject: eBird Report - Grand Isle--Lafitte Woods Preserve--Landry-LeBlanc Tract, Apr 17, 2017
>>
>> Grand Isle--Lafitte Woods Preserve--Landry-LeBlanc Tract, Jefferson, Louisiana, US
>> Apr 17, 2017 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 1.0 mile(s)
>> Comments: Birding last couple hours with Stennie Meadours and her friend jean
>> 28 species (+1 other taxa)
>>
>> Green Heron 2
>> Killdeer 2
>> Common Tern 3
>> Forster's Tern 1
>> Royal Tern 1
>> White-winged Dove 1
>> Chimney Swift 3
>> Great Crested Flycatcher 4
>> Eastern Kingbird 9
>> Yellow-throated Vireo 1
>> Blue-headed Vireo 3
>> Blue Jay 3
>> Barn Swallow 8
>> swallow sp. 12
>> House Wren 1
>> Wood Thrush 1
>> Northern Mockingbird 9
>> European Starling 20
>> Worm-eating Warbler 1
>> Black-and-white Warbler 1
>> Prothonotary Warbler 2
>> Tennessee Warbler 1
>> Blackpoll Warbler 1
>> Summer Tanager 5
>> Scarlet Tanager 3
>> Northern Cardinal 5
>> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
>> Common Grackle 3
>> House Sparrow 3
>>
>> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36051794
>>
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 4/17/17 9:45 am
From: Connie <000000da2ae52590-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Baltimore Oriole
Just saw a male Baltimore Oriole from my 3rd floor work window eating in river birch tree. Makes working on a Monday much more tolerable. What a treat! Working at a hospital next to Red River in Alexandria, LA. Partly cloudy and warm. 4/17/17.
Connie Guillory

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Date: 4/16/17 7:43 pm
From: Brad Price <bprice...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods April 15, 2017
Also seen that day by others.

Blue winged Warbler (single)
Yellow Warbler
Worm Eating
Yellow throated Warbler (single)
Orange Crowned
Common Yellowthroat
Black billed Cuckoo
Scissor tailed Flycatcher
Yellow throated Vireo
Blue headed Vireo

Brad Price


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> On Apr 16, 2017, at 6:29 PM, Heather Amuny <haamuny...> wrote:
>
> Peveto was alive with birds late in the afternoon on Saturday; these are
the ones we saw, but some of the visiting birders saw others, including,
the Western Tanager earlier in the day and the Blue-headed Vireo.
> BlackPoll
> Tennessee
> Baltimore Oriole
> Orchard Oriole (High numbers)
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> Indigo Bunting
> Painted Bunting
> Eastern Kingbird
> Red-eyed Vireo
> Black and White
> Scarlet Tanager
> Summer Tanager
> Blue Grosbeak
> Prothonotary
> Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
> Starling
> Common Grackle
> White Ibis
 

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Date: 4/16/17 4:29 pm
From: Heather Amuny <haamuny...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods April 15, 2017
Peveto was alive with birds late in the afternoon on Saturday; these are the ones we saw, but some of the visiting birders saw others, including, the Western Tanager earlier in the day and the Blue-headed Vireo.
BlackPoll
Tennessee
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole (High numbers)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Eastern Kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Black and White
Scarlet Tanager
Summer Tanager
Blue Grosbeak
Prothonotary
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
Starling
Common Grackle
White Ibis
 

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Date: 4/16/17 11:33 am
From: pamela morgan <avesart...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] OROR
I had my first male OROR of the season today in my yard in Madisonville. He
was in the Bidwells hybrid Coral Bean just like last year. For those of you
not familiar with this plant, it is awesome. Find it and plant it. Not only
is it beautiful and fast-growing, but it blooms all summer long. And best
of all, if you plant it, they will come. It's magic.

Pam in Madisonville
 

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Date: 4/16/17 9:00 am
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
I also use Bird Tunes for songs. It is not an actual field guide as it only
offers one photo for each bird but you can get to songs more quickly and
you can loop through all the sounds of a particular species. It seems to
use the Macaulay library sounds as well.

--Jane Patterson

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM John Romano <birderjuan...> wrote:

> I would like to thank everyone who responded to my question about the
> offline bird identification programs available for the iphone. There
> seemed to be some consensus for the the iBird Pro and that is the one I
> downloaded. I wish it had a few more song variations for each of the
> species, but it should be quite a fun and handy resource.
>
> Merci Beaucoup
>
> John Romano
> Opelousas/Breaxu Bridge
>
 

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Date: 4/16/17 8:39 am
From: D Gallacher <gallachr...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] swallowtailed kite
Single swallowtail kite over my house at 10:30 this morning. Came from the east, heading west.

Debbie Gallacher

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Date: 4/16/17 7:00 am
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
I would like to thank everyone who responded to my question about the
offline bird identification programs available for the iphone. There
seemed to be some consensus for the the iBird Pro and that is the one I
downloaded. I wish it had a few more song variations for each of the
species, but it should be quite a fun and handy resource.

Merci Beaucoup

John Romano
Opelousas/Breaxu Bridge
 

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Date: 4/16/17 4:10 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] arrival day
LABIRD: Saturday was an arrival day in North Louisiana, and not tax day. Between farm tasks I noticed numerous Indigo Buntings and Blue Grosbeaks that weren't there on Friday. A closer look at sparrows revealed that most were Lincoln's, over 20 in just a few hundred feet of overgrown fencerow. Baltimore Orioles, two males, were in the riverside cottonwoods in the front yard of my camp, where they nest each year. Last year they arrived also on April 15th and April 16th the year before. Orchard Orioles were in the tall ryegrass and vetch. I heard summer tanager and couple of other songs I couldn't recall. These were all right on time. At the end of the day, male Rose-breasted Grosbeak made an early arrival in my backyard. My house is surrounded by tall trees so the house itself is an open space to the sky. From right over the house a flash of black and white shot down and zipped into the mid canopy right outside our back window as my wife and I ate supper. I was "I taut I saw a....rose-breasted grosbeak" but not sure. In a few minutes, sure enough there was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the feeder eating a few sunflower seeds, my earliest backyard spring record. He then went to the bird bath and drank in several dips, then back into the mid canopy in the direction of a mulberry. This sure looked like a direct arrival right out of the sky 180 miles inland. It was nearly 7PM and winds at 2000' were SSW at 30 knots resulting in a ground speed for the Grosbeak of nearly 60 mph. The south winds are good for birds if bad for birders.
Joyous Easter,
Paul Dickson

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Date: 4/15/17 9:14 pm
From: Zoiseaux Email <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron Parish 4/15
LaBird,
Phillip Wallace and I visited Cameron Parish today. Action in the morning was extremely slow, with only 4 individual migrants at Willow Island. Things picked up in the afternoon at Peveto, with numbers and diversity building until evening. The most numerous migrants were Orchard Orioles, Indigo Buntings, and both tanagers. We had, I think, 14 species of warbler. Most of the birds were around the mulberries. It wasn't much of a fallout, but compared to what I've experienced thus far this spring, it was pretty nice.

Checklist at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35994715

Paul Conover
Lafayette
 

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Date: 4/15/17 7:25 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron Trip 4/15/17
I went to Cameron today and stayed on the east side of the Ship Channel. I found no warblers, grosbeaks, tanagers, or buntings along the coast and only a few Blue Grosbeaks in the area of the Jefferson Davis Parish landfill/Mount Trashmore.

About the only excitement I had was a probable Pomarine Jaeger on the beach at East Jetty Beach. Saw the owner of the home at Willow Island. He said he actually saw 3 hummingbirds at one time a few days ago - the only migration excitement he's had.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 4/15/17 5:56 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Killdeer with chick at Howze Beach, Slidell, LA St Tammany parish
I know.....who wants to see another killdeer...they are everywhere. But I
have never seen a chick before. It only has one ring. Guess it gets the
second when it is older. Some cute!
Janine
Folsom, LA

https://www.flickr.com/photos/52328705@N06/33248773363/in/dateposted-public/
 

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Date: 4/15/17 1:07 pm
From: Dobbs <dntdobbs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] buff breasted sandpipers
Good shore bird fields on Tan Road just west of Hwy 700. One field had 20 buff breasted sandpipers and another had 2 more. Also at least one bairds sandpiper, numerous yellowlegs, misc other shorebirds and a circling adult swainsons hawk. Danny Hobbs
 

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Date: 4/15/17 9:37 am
From: Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
I liked I Bird Property because it had recordings and would suggest similar
species. However, earlier this year they went to a cloud based system and I
found myself not able to use the app when I didn't have cell coverage
(which is often). That ruined the app for me and I use Sibley now. The
recordings are great but I really miss the "Similar species" option.

On Apr 15, 2017 10:19 AM, "Tommy Walker" <birdman3607...> wrote:

I prefer iBird Pro. Recently switched to an Android based phone so I no
longer have the app, I miss it. Had recordings you can loop to play songs
and calls, both photographs and illustrations of birds. Incredible app.

On Apr 15, 2017 8:09 AM, "Matthew Pontiff" <mpontiff...> wrote:

> John and others,
> Which app is "best" will depend on the individual. Several of the big
> name guides are pretty close to their physical counterpart as far as
> illustrations go. The iBird apps lack a physical book so I will say that I
> find the illustrations in it to range from very good to downright horrid.
I
> deleted it from my phone a year or two ago and haven't missed it. The
> Audubon app uses photographs instead of illustrations.
> Sibley, Peterson, Audubon and National Geographic all have sound
> recordings of species (I think iBird does too but I deleted it). If I
> recall correctly, the Peterson is the most limited with only one recording
> per species while the other three may contain several recordings.
> Check for a "lite" version to download and try to see what each app
> offers. Lite versions are free and differ in having limited numbers of
> species.
> Lastly, for the past few years, all of the Audubon apps (birds, trees,
> insects, etc) have gone on sale on Audubon's birthday, down to $1 (birds
> might be $5 on sale? Can't remember) so check on April 26.
>
> Matt
>
>
>
> > On Apr 14, 2017, at 10:10 PM, John Romano <birderjuan...> wrote:
> >
> > I want to get a program on my new iphone that has the bird
> calls/songs/etc
> > and pictures. Is an offline program best ? Looking in the apple store
> I
> > find the following off line programs
> >
> > 1) iBird Pro Guide to birds
> > 2) Audobon Bird Guide : North America
> > 3) Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Orniotho
> > 4) iBird Plus guide to birds
> >
> > Any recommendations ?
>
 

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Date: 4/15/17 8:19 am
From: Tommy Walker <birdman3607...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
I prefer iBird Pro. Recently switched to an Android based phone so I no
longer have the app, I miss it. Had recordings you can loop to play songs
and calls, both photographs and illustrations of birds. Incredible app.

On Apr 15, 2017 8:09 AM, "Matthew Pontiff" <mpontiff...> wrote:

> John and others,
> Which app is "best" will depend on the individual. Several of the big
> name guides are pretty close to their physical counterpart as far as
> illustrations go. The iBird apps lack a physical book so I will say that I
> find the illustrations in it to range from very good to downright horrid. I
> deleted it from my phone a year or two ago and haven't missed it. The
> Audubon app uses photographs instead of illustrations.
> Sibley, Peterson, Audubon and National Geographic all have sound
> recordings of species (I think iBird does too but I deleted it). If I
> recall correctly, the Peterson is the most limited with only one recording
> per species while the other three may contain several recordings.
> Check for a "lite" version to download and try to see what each app
> offers. Lite versions are free and differ in having limited numbers of
> species.
> Lastly, for the past few years, all of the Audubon apps (birds, trees,
> insects, etc) have gone on sale on Audubon's birthday, down to $1 (birds
> might be $5 on sale? Can't remember) so check on April 26.
>
> Matt
>
>
>
> > On Apr 14, 2017, at 10:10 PM, John Romano <birderjuan...> wrote:
> >
> > I want to get a program on my new iphone that has the bird
> calls/songs/etc
> > and pictures. Is an offline program best ? Looking in the apple store
> I
> > find the following off line programs
> >
> > 1) iBird Pro Guide to birds
> > 2) Audobon Bird Guide : North America
> > 3) Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Orniotho
> > 4) iBird Plus guide to birds
> >
> > Any recommendations ?
>
 

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Date: 4/15/17 6:09 am
From: Matthew Pontiff <mpontiff...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
John and others,
Which app is "best" will depend on the individual. Several of the big name guides are pretty close to their physical counterpart as far as illustrations go. The iBird apps lack a physical book so I will say that I find the illustrations in it to range from very good to downright horrid. I deleted it from my phone a year or two ago and haven't missed it. The Audubon app uses photographs instead of illustrations.
Sibley, Peterson, Audubon and National Geographic all have sound recordings of species (I think iBird does too but I deleted it). If I recall correctly, the Peterson is the most limited with only one recording per species while the other three may contain several recordings.
Check for a "lite" version to download and try to see what each app offers. Lite versions are free and differ in having limited numbers of species.
Lastly, for the past few years, all of the Audubon apps (birds, trees, insects, etc) have gone on sale on Audubon's birthday, down to $1 (birds might be $5 on sale? Can't remember) so check on April 26.

Matt



> On Apr 14, 2017, at 10:10 PM, John Romano <birderjuan...> wrote:
>
> I want to get a program on my new iphone that has the bird calls/songs/etc
> and pictures. Is an offline program best ? Looking in the apple store I
> find the following off line programs
>
> 1) iBird Pro Guide to birds
> 2) Audobon Bird Guide : North America
> 3) Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Orniotho
> 4) iBird Plus guide to birds
>
> Any recommendations ?
 

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Date: 4/14/17 8:11 pm
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bird Identification Program for the iPhone
I want to get a program on my new iphone that has the bird calls/songs/etc
and pictures. Is an offline program best ? Looking in the apple store I
find the following off line programs

1) iBird Pro Guide to birds
2) Audobon Bird Guide : North America
3) Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Orniotho
4) iBird Plus guide to birds

Any recommendations ?
 

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Date: 4/14/17 12:52 pm
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Tues., Apr. 18 - Bill Fontenot presents "Avian Frugivory in Louisiana" in New Orleans
*Orleans Audubon Monthly Programs*

*Avian Frugivory in Louisiana: Fruiting Plants that Attract Birds*
*Speaker:* William R. Fontenot
*Date:* Tuesday, April 18
*Times:* 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. program
*Location:* Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis
Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, is located in Lakeview, on the
southwest corner of Fleur de Lis Drive and 38th Street.

Bill Fontenot has dedicated his life to restoring ecological integrity in
lands, from the smallest urban gardens to the largest wildlife management
areas. He received his M.S. in freshwater fish ecology from the University
of Louisiana at Monroe and studied Biogeography at the University of
Alabama. His career with Lafayette Parish Consolidated Government, included
working as Curator of Natural Sciences as the Lafayette Natural History
Museum, then as manager of the Acadiana Park Nature Station.

Since 1987 he has also operated his own wildlife management, “wildscape”
design, and ecological restoration consulting business, specializing in
ecological assessment, biological inventory, land-use planning, and
wildlife-friendly native plant-oriented landscape planning. His consulting
work has taken him to hundreds of sites throughout the midwestern and
eastern U.S., serving governmental and private wildlife management and
conservation agencies, landscape designers, community planners, ecotourism
interests, and private landowners.
After contributing a weekly nature column in the Lafayette, LA Sunday
Advertiser newspaper for 22 years, he now produces a nature blog at
https://www.facebook.com/thenaturedude

Meetings held at the Community Church Unitarian Universalist are free and
open to the public. Please join us and bring a friend!


*Orleans Audubon Society *<orleansaudubon...>
www.jjaudubon.net
 

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Date: 4/14/17 9:29 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] White Kitchen Bald Eagles?
Jenn-


Did not visit that one.


However, at Pontchartrain Park yesterday, an adult was flying about low over the tree with a c. all-dark individual, the pair of them looking "at home". I suppose the latter must have been this year's young, but I guess there is a possibility that it could have been a one year old instead (?).


PY

________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 8:23:13 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White Kitchen Bald Eagles?

Dear LABIRD,

Has anyone looked for or observed a Bald Eagle nest at White Kitchen near
Slidell, LA, this year? (For the past 50 or so years there has been a nest
north of the junction of Hwy. 190 and 90.)

Orleans Audubon is keeping track of nest success and productivity of
Louisiana nests. Please email me off list if you have information on this
territory.

Thank you!

Jennifer Coulson

NOTICE: This message, including all attachments transmitted with it, is intended solely for the use of the Addressee(s) and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL, and/or EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you received this communication in error, please destroy all copies of the message, whether in electronic or hard copy format, as well as attachments and immediately contact the sender by replying to this email or contact the sender at the telephone numbers listed above. Thank you!
 

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Date: 4/14/17 7:19 am
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Is Passover the opposite of fallout?
Jane and I crossed the not-so-birdy paths of Grand Isle yesterday, so I
would add that 2 Blackpolls brightened the morning.

Wendy RIhner

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
wrote:

> Anticipating an extra day off yesterday, I checked the forecast for today
> and saw there was to be a shift in the wind to NNE. Great! Mid April on the
> coast with northerly winds means tons of birds! I headed down to Grand Isle
> this morning at the buttcrack of dawn. I have to say the weather was pretty
> stellar. However, after about 6 hours of birding, I had a hard time coming
> up with 20 warblers. Not 20 species, mind you, 20 individual birds. To say
> it was slow was a gross understatement. Total of 2 Summer Tanagers, no
> Grosbeaks, nothing but Starlings on Santiny's magic tree. Warbler species
> included Worm-eating, Ovenbird, Prothonotary, N Parula, B & W, and
> Blue-winged.
>
> On the upside, there were no mosquitos and the woods were very lush.
>
> Maybe next week!
>
> --Jane Patterson
>
 

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Date: 4/14/17 6:23 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White Kitchen Bald Eagles?
Dear LABIRD,

Has anyone looked for or observed a Bald Eagle nest at White Kitchen near
Slidell, LA, this year? (For the past 50 or so years there has been a nest
north of the junction of Hwy. 190 and 90.)

Orleans Audubon is keeping track of nest success and productivity of
Louisiana nests. Please email me off list if you have information on this
territory.

Thank you!

Jennifer Coulson
 

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Date: 4/13/17 8:06 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Is Passover the opposite of fallout?
Well,

The daily reports about spring flights and potential fall outs are no longer being made.

I'm beginning to wonder if the birds are getting across the Gulf without any need to stop along the coast? The Prothonotary, Hooded and Kentucky warblers that nest in central Louisiana showed up two weeks ago, pretty much on schedule. They were present in Washington Parish this past weekend as were Orchard Orioles. I had reasonable presence of Orchard Orioles around Oakdale this morning.

Of course, Audubon is publishing data showing significant declines in many neotropical migrants. So?!

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane Patterson" <seejanebird...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:18:19 PM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Is Passover the opposite of fallout?

Anticipating an extra day off yesterday, I checked the forecast for today
and saw there was to be a shift in the wind to NNE. Great! Mid April on the
coast with northerly winds means tons of birds! I headed down to Grand Isle
this morning at the buttcrack of dawn. I have to say the weather was pretty
stellar. However, after about 6 hours of birding, I had a hard time coming
up with 20 warblers. Not 20 species, mind you, 20 individual birds. To say
it was slow was a gross understatement. Total of 2 Summer Tanagers, no
Grosbeaks, nothing but Starlings on Santiny's magic tree. Warbler species
included Worm-eating, Ovenbird, Prothonotary, N Parula, B & W, and
Blue-winged.

On the upside, there were no mosquitos and the woods were very lush.

Maybe next week!

--Jane Patterson
 

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Date: 4/13/17 7:18 pm
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Is Passover the opposite of fallout?
Anticipating an extra day off yesterday, I checked the forecast for today
and saw there was to be a shift in the wind to NNE. Great! Mid April on the
coast with northerly winds means tons of birds! I headed down to Grand Isle
this morning at the buttcrack of dawn. I have to say the weather was pretty
stellar. However, after about 6 hours of birding, I had a hard time coming
up with 20 warblers. Not 20 species, mind you, 20 individual birds. To say
it was slow was a gross understatement. Total of 2 Summer Tanagers, no
Grosbeaks, nothing but Starlings on Santiny's magic tree. Warbler species
included Worm-eating, Ovenbird, Prothonotary, N Parula, B & W, and
Blue-winged.

On the upside, there were no mosquitos and the woods were very lush.

Maybe next week!

--Jane Patterson
 

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Date: 4/13/17 7:00 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron Region Traffic Headaches
When Tom Pollock and I went to Cameron this past Tuesday, there was a serious road obstacle south of Sulphur. LA 27 is being resurfaced. This is going to cause headaches for anyone going south at least during the week.

I have no idea if work is 7 days a week meaning that Saturdays and Sundays will be a major issue!? Perhaps someone on LABIRD knows?

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 4/13/17 8:29 am
From: Ingold, James <James.Ingold...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Breeding Bank Swallows in Caddo Parish?
Took a friend from east Texas birding in north Caddo Parish to look for Horned Larks and Upland Sandpipers which we found and in the process may have found breeding Bank Swallows!
Found 10+ Swallows flying in and out of the bank of the Red River unfortunately on the side we were standing.
It's possible they act like that during migration.
Weekly visits might be required to see if they are in fact breeding plus a view from the river.


James L. Ingold, Ph.D.
Professor - Department of Biological Sciences
Director - Museum of Life Sciences
Hubert and Patricia Hervey Endowed Professor - Museum of Life Sciences
[image001]
 

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Date: 4/12/17 2:00 pm
From: jw nix <jwnix1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] test
came through, john

On Apr 12, 2017, at 3:40 PM, John Romano <birderjuan...> wrote:

test
 

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Date: 4/12/17 1:40 pm
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] test
test
 

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Date: 4/12/17 8:45 am
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron Report - 4/11/17
Tom Pollock and I went to Cameron yesterday with passes down and up Turf Grass Farm. There were some American Golden-Plovers and Black-bellied Plovers in the morning. We got back at dark. The fields on the east side of the road were holding lots of water from the mid-late afternoon rains. There were 100s of shorebirds but were at such great distance from the road in the darkening evening that all we could tell was plovers, yellow-legs, and dowitchers. Nothing looked like an Upland Sandpiper.

Peveto Woods was dead except for the north side around mulberry bushes with both tanagers, waxwings and a Blue Grosbeak and an Indigo Bunting.

Reasonable numbers of sea birds along Holly Beach, beach.

Same for East Jetty Beach.

Heavy rain started around 3 PM. We were in Cameron when the deluge struck. We saw no evidence of fall out when we left with a brief stop at Willow Island and Pintail Drive at Cameron-Prairie NWR. Perhaps there was some sort of a fall out around Peveto Woods?

We had ONE warbler for the day - Common Yellowthroat - at the west Cameron ferry landing. Robby Bacon had ONE Yellow Warbler, One Tennessee Warbler and One American Redstart at Peveto Woods.

We have posted numerous ebird reports from our trip if anyone is interested.

Maybe today will be greatly different in coastal Cameron? After all, it's migration when there is no consistency whatsoever from day to day.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 4/11/17 3:26 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Another yard Swallow-tailed Kite
Linda and I had another single Swallow-tailed Kite over our yard this
afternoon flying due East. -j
 

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Date: 4/11/17 12:22 pm
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] A Question ( or 2 )
My observations are that ebird lists can be found on the Explore Data" option. This is apparently where the lists that used to be posted on labird can be found.

Often people post on the Labird Facebook site and don't bother to post to Labird.

Yes there is an ebird app.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 11, 2017, at 10:39 AM, John Romano <birderjuan...> wrote:
>
> I am not seeing hardly any posts right now on Labird. Are people sharing
> their information on another site like facebook or something ?
>
> Also I just took a giant leap from a phone that could only talk and text to
> an iPhone 7. Woo - I think there is an app to download where a person can
> enter data into the e-bird data ?
>
> John Romano
> Opelousas/Breaux Bridge
 

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Date: 4/11/17 10:47 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] possible flamingo sighting from near Gramercy
LABIRD,

I just received a phone call from Charles Bartholomew (who obtained my
number from an online source) and reported to me what he believed to be a
flamingo flying over I-10 near Gramercy. We discussed Roseate Spoonbill as
a possibility and he seemed fairly certain it was not. He described it as
larger with a different "gait". He also just returned from a trip to the
Yucatan, where he observed many American Flamingos. Passing the word
along... -j

--
James W. Beck
Marrero, Louisiana
<loxosceles928...>
 

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Date: 4/11/17 9:55 am
From: Claire Thomas <claire...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] A Question ( or 2 )
John,

I use eBird app on my phone and you can do lists and then submit to eBird directly from your phone. Its a great time saver.

Claire Thomas
<claire...>



On Apr 11, 2017, at 10:39 AM, John Romano <birderjuan...> wrote:

> I am not seeing hardly any posts right now on Labird. Are people sharing
> their information on another site like facebook or something ?
>
> Also I just took a giant leap from a phone that could only talk and text to
> an iPhone 7. Woo - I think there is an app to download where a person can
> enter data into the e-bird data ?
>
> John Romano
> Opelousas/Breaux Bridge
>
 

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Date: 4/11/17 9:07 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Parrot/Parakeet Voices
LABIRDers,

For the last few days, I've been hearing Monk Parakeets here in Old
Metairie. I cannot seem to get eyes on them though. Since yesterday, I am
hearing the voice of a larger parrot-type bird, maybe even a macaw, but it
also remains out of sight.

NLN

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 4/11/17 9:01 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] A Question ( or 2 )
John,

I made a LABIRD-L post a couple of days ago and I received 4 response
messages, all of them personal. Every listserv I have ever been on has ups
and downs of posting. Some listservs close down for lack of traffic, but I
do not think that is likely to happen with a normally busy listserv like
LABIRD-L.

On the other hand, Humnet has been very quiet for the last few years.
Maybe we are all talked out.

As for facebook, I have not seen a lot of messages that 'should' be shared
on LABIRD-L, but I am a lukewarm participant there. I joined only because
my children live thousands of miles away and I can get a glimpse of their
activities with picking up the phone.

Others can comment on the iPhone app.

NLN


On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 10:39 AM, John Romano <birderjuan...> wrote:

> I am not seeing hardly any posts right now on Labird. Are people sharing
> their information on another site like facebook or something ?
>
> Also I just took a giant leap from a phone that could only talk and text to
> an iPhone 7. Woo - I think there is an app to download where a person can
> enter data into the e-bird data ?
>
> John Romano
> Opelousas/Breaux Bridge
>



--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 4/11/17 8:39 am
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] A Question ( or 2 )
I am not seeing hardly any posts right now on Labird. Are people sharing
their information on another site like facebook or something ?

Also I just took a giant leap from a phone that could only talk and text to
an iPhone 7. Woo - I think there is an app to download where a person can
enter data into the e-bird data ?

John Romano
Opelousas/Breaux Bridge
 

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Date: 4/10/17 5:32 pm
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle nighthawk
Labird,

For any of you that have been seeing the nighthawk on Grand
Isle the last few days, I'd appreciate seeing more pictures. It's an
interesting bird.

Thanks,

Paul Conover

Lafayette
 

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Date: 4/9/17 3:59 pm
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Winter Hummingbird Notes 2016-2017
Inspired by a Fred Bassett post to humband keenly accounting the 2016-2017
winter season, I compiled a similar analysis for the area of southeastern
Louisiana that Steve Locke and I cover - New Orleans area, Baton Rouge
area, the River Parishes on both banks of the Mississippi River, Houma,
Thibodaux, and a single site in Covington.

Over the course of the winter, Steve Locke and I along with trainee Erik
Johnson and with assistance from Tom Trenchard and Kevin Morgan, banded 146
new birds of 8 species and we documented 39 returnees of 5 species, a few
from the prolific 2011-2012 season.

It was a challenging season to say the least. Hummingbird numbers were low
or non-existent at quite a few usually productive sites. I out of town
half of October and half of November, but also I was ill from mid December
onward. I am still not back to full functionality though my doctor
promises that I will be "as good as new" - eventually.

In my absence, Steve picked up the ball and ran with it. Without his hard
work, the season would have been a total bust. Because of limitations on
Locke's available time, we were not able to reach all of our sites. This
was not our poorest season, but it pales beside so many stellar seasons.

Here is the accounting:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 50 [+ 6 returnees]

Rufous Hummingbird 39 [+24 returnees]

Black-chinned Hummingbird 24 [+ 4 returnees]



Buff-bellied Hummingbird 20 [+ 3 returnees]



Calliope Hummingbird 6 [+ 2 returnees]



Broad-billed Hummingbird 4



Allen's Hummingbird 2



Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1

Total = 146 [+ 39 returnees]



This is the second consecutive season that Ruby-throateds have scored as
the most abundant species, an honor that has been held by Rufous since this
"5-year" project was initiated in 1979.


As a point of comparison, abbreviated summaries of each season since
1999-2000 are given below. Seasons prior to 1999 are omitted because our
reach was much more limited before email and the internet introduced us to
many ardent hummingbirders that we might never have met otherwise.



1999-2000 - 170 newly banded with 3 returnees.

2000-2001 - 369 newly banded with 23 returnees.

2001-2002 - 385 newly banded with 20 returnees.

2002-2003 - 375 newly banded with 73 returnees.

2003-2004 - 314 newly banded with 82 returnees.

2004-2005 - 217 newly banded with 104 returnees.

2005-2006 - 181 newly banded with 60 returnees.

2006-2007 - 292 newly banded with 73 returnees.

2007-2008 - 185 newly banded with 56 returnees.

2008-2009 - 144 newly banded with 48 returnees.

2009-2010 - 157 newly banded with 57 returnees.

2010-2011 - 179 newly banded with 72 returnees.

2011-2012 - 583 newly banded with 91 returnees.

2012-2013 - 441 newly banded with 85 returnees.

2013-2014 - 316 newly banded with 121 returnees.

2014-2015 - 155 newly banded with 76 returnees.

2015-2016 - 142 newly banded with 35 returnees.

2016-2017 - 146 newly banded with 39 returnees.


Nan

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 4/7/17 3:22 pm
From: Heather Amuny <haamuny...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods 4/7/17
We birded Peveto Woods today from about 3-4:45 p.m. Eastern Kingbirds were in large numbers; male Scarlet Tanagers, Summer Tanagers were numerous and active.
We saw one scruffy male Orchard Oriole and two first spring males. There was one Red-eyed Vireo and several Black and White warblers, as well as, the usual
Northern Cardinals, Mockingbirds, and Northern Shrikes.
Heather and Jack Amuny
 

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Date: 4/7/17 1:37 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Scouting trip to Bogue Chitto SP, Washington parish
Scouted the park today in preparation of the field trip this Sunday which
is part of the Great Louisiana Bird Fest on the northshore area. A few new
arrivals will fill in some missing species from last week. Link below if
interested.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35765004
Best,
Janine Robin
 

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Date: 4/6/17 11:03 am
From: Tommy Walker <birdman3607...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS GCFL
I too have been hearing them since last Saturday. Had one vocalizing in Old
Metairie.

Tommy Walker, Jr.
Metairie, La.

On Apr 6, 2017 9:30 AM, "Nancy Murrill" <nmurrill...> wrote:

> Yes, I've been hearing them all week in my neighborhood, University Acres,
> Baton Rouge.
> Nancy Murrill
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
> [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of bill finney
> Sent: Thursday, April 6, 2017 7:44 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS GCFL
>
> Great crested flycatcher calling this morning near Oaklawn Park,
> Lafayette, Louisiana. 7:30am.
>
 

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Date: 4/6/17 7:30 am
From: Nancy Murrill <nmurrill...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS GCFL
Yes, I've been hearing them all week in my neighborhood, University Acres, Baton Rouge.
Nancy Murrill

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of bill finney
Sent: Thursday, April 6, 2017 7:44 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS GCFL

Great crested flycatcher calling this morning near Oaklawn Park, Lafayette, Louisiana. 7:30am.
 

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Date: 4/6/17 7:07 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Blue-winged Warbler
Linda and I just had our first Blue-winged Warbler of Spring at Bayou
Segnette State Park. Nice, singing male. -j
 

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Date: 4/6/17 5:44 am
From: bill finney <000000963829b32c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS GCFL
Great crested flycatcher calling this morning near Oaklawn Park, Lafayette, Louisiana. 7:30am.
 

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Date: 4/5/17 5:59 pm
From: Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting-70th Anniversary
*Celebrating our 70th Anniversary *
*LOS SPRING MEETING*
*28-30 April 2017 Jennings*
*Please pre-register by 24 April 2017 *

Online registration link: http://losbird.org/meetings.htm
Or mail your check with choice of dinner entree to Judith O'Neale, 504
Whitebark Dr., Lafayette, LA 70508-6362. Dinner choices can be found in
your LOS News.

As Venture Global LNG construction looms on Cameron’s horizon and concerns
mount regarding lodging opportunities in the one-motel town of Cameron, the
LOS Board has decided to relocate the spring meeting inland to Jennings,
LA. We realize there are distance drawbacks to this inland site. We won’t
wake up on the coast, but we hope the added driving distance will not
reflect poorly on this spring meeting’s attendance. The Jennings area has a
lot to offer with regard to lodging and food opportunities, not to mention
proximity to the area’s working wetlands and the abundance of birds in
rural SW LA. Please join us to celebrate LOS’s platinum anniversary in
Jennings. To celebrate the occasion, we have scheduled two talks we believe
members will enjoy. Field trips will still target some of our favorite
Cameron Parish destinations. In keeping with changes encouraged by our
membership and initiated during the Winter 2017 LOS Meeting, field trips
will be limited in size and you will need to preregister for specific field
trips by emailing <donnaldittmann...> We want to accommodate our
membership. So, if we know one trip is popular/fills up, then we will do
our best to add additional trips.The LOS Spring Meeting will be based at
the Hampton Inn & Suites in Jennings, LA. The Hampton has set aside a room
block for the meeting with discounted rates (available until 13 April):
https://tinyurl.com/jrqmrs2. If you call to make your reservation, make
sure that the desk knows you are booking for the LOS Meeting and gives you
our block rate. The Hampton’s queen suites are slightly more expensive than
the Cameron Motel but the hotel offers additional amenities, including
breakfast and proximity to the meeting’s programs, which will be in the
hotel’s Evangeline rooms. There are several other hotels in Jennings. For
information/reviews about alternative lodging see:
https://tinyurl.com/ze6ldjs. For Camping/RV options see:
https://tinyurl.com/jj7jbqz. Nearby Lake Arthur hosts quaint Myer’s Landing
Campground, and, if looking for something different, there is the unique
L’Banca Albergo (Bank Hotel). Please be aware that there is a car show in
Jennings during the LOS weekend, so it is important to reserve your lodging
as soon as possible. Nearby Lake Charles is hosting an airshow, education
meeting, and other events during the LOS weekend, so many of those area
hotels may be booked long in advance of our meeting (another reason LOS
chose Jennings).
 

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Date: 4/5/17 9:25 am
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Gray Kingbird on Grand Isle 4 Apr.
LABIRD: birding Grand Isle yesterday yielded very few migrants, but we did have a Gray Kingbird in the Grilletta Tract at the NW corner adjacent to the Santini mulberries. Habitat there is not very suitable, and the bird was present only for a few minutes before heading east.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35701063


=================

Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najames<at>LSU.edu
 

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Date: 4/4/17 5:52 pm
From: Roselie OVERBY <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] B Oriole, Indigo Buntings in W Carroll
I heard a Baltimore Oriole out on the family property this morning. Indigo Buntings were at back feeders in my yard.
Roselie Overby.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/3/17 7:54 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] April arrivals
labirders,

Yesterday (4/2/17) I had FOS Eastern Kingbird and Prothonotary Warbler
at Catahoula NWR Hq Unit in La Salle Parish. This afternoon (4/3/17) I was
thrilled to hear my FOS Swainson's Warbler singing from the thicket across
the street from the house, in Jena. I managed one rather poor photo and
some video w/ the bird singing (but not seen singing). I'm guessing this is
the same bird that I regularly heard in the same little piece of
appropriate habitat the past couple of breeding seasons. Also this
afternoon my FOS Broad-winged Hawks. At least 5, but maybe more, of the
hawks over the yard during an hour-and-a-half outside.
C. NWR ebird:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35649720
yard list ebird:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35678137

I hope all you and yours made it through the storms without too much
damage. What a terrible day.
I fear the ridiculous wind and rain might have finished off the 4 Pine
Warbler nestlings in my backyard -- no sign of activity at nest that I
could see while doing the above mentioned birding today. What do we know
about nestling/egg mortality due to severe weather? Might be an interesting
topic to discuss.
Radar showed apparent tornado (maybe two) pass over or VERY near my
Snyder Rd birding location, west of Jena. I had been hoping the weather
held out long enough to make a quick run out there after the Catahoula NWR
visit, but it didn't. Will have to wait for roads to dry before seeing how
it fared.

Happy birding;
Jonathan Clark
 

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Date: 4/3/17 5:03 pm
From: <crystal.johnson.lsu...> <crystal.johnson.lsu...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Reminder: BRAS presentation, Thur. Apr. 6, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center
Reminder: BRAS presentation, Thur. Apr. 6, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center



Speaker: Leslie Lattimore

Title: Wildlife Rehabilitation

Date and time: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 - 8:00 PM

(Refreshments will be offered at 6:45 to 7:00 PM)

Location: Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's Education Center, *10533 N.
Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810*

Summary: Found injured wildlife……now what? Get up to speed about the
most effective ways to help injured wildlife. Learn about the role of a
certified wildlife rehabilitator and ways you can help support the
successful return of impaired wildlife to their native habitat. Find out
about practical solutions that make the biggest impact on the survival of
injured animals.

Please note that the location is NOT the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. It
is the Education Center, which is located on a different street. The
address is *10533 N. Glenstone Place*, which is a U-shaped street. The
Education Center is the building in the back corner with the swamp mural
painted on the front.




Please RSVP to let me know if you will be attending (
<crystal.johnson.lsu...>) so that we can add your name to the guest
list.



Attendance is free for all BRAS Members, $3 at the door for non-BRAS
Members and $2.50 for non-BRAS seniors (price of admission at the
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center).



Crystal N. Johnson

<crystal.johnson.lsu...>

Baton Rouge Audubon Society Programs Chair
 

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Date: 4/3/17 8:17 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] eBird -- US-Louisiana-Breaux Bridge-1424 Rookery Road - (Ringed Kingfisher - yes) 30.229x-91.916 -- Apr 03, 2017
Labird,

Billy Finney and I birded Lake Martin this morning from ca. 0700-0850. Our
highlight was a fleeting, yet unquestionable look at the lingering female
Ringed Kingfisher. Lots of Prothonotary Warblers, Northern Parulas, a
single Palm Warbler, a Hooded and a couple of Yellow-throated Warblers. -j

US-Louisiana-Breaux Bridge-1424 Rookery Road - 30.229x-91.916
Apr 03, 2017
7:08 AM
Traveling
3.40 miles
102 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
James W. Beck and Billy Finney
Submitted from eBird Android 1.3

45 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
8 Wood Duck
80 Neotropic Cormorant
6 Anhinga
6 Great Blue Heron
6 Great Egret
4 Snowy Egret
20 Little Blue Heron
1 Tricolored Heron
4 Cattle Egret
2 Green Heron
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron
9 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
8 White Ibis
15 Roseate Spoonbill
1 Black Vulture
3 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Mourning Dove
1 Barred Owl
6 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Ringed Kingfisher -- Continuing individual; large, near crow-sized
kingfisher, flying away from us on relatively slow, exaggerated wing beats.
1 Belted Kingfisher
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Pileated Woodpecker
4 Eastern Kingbird
16 White-eyed Vireo
4 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
6 Fish Crow
10 Purple Martin
75 Tree Swallow
4 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
4 Carolina Wren
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Northern Mockingbird
10 European Starling
14 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Hooded Warbler
8 Northern Parula
1 Palm Warbler (Western)
14 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2 Yellow-throated Warbler
12 Northern Cardinal
8 Indigo Bunting
8 Red-winged Blackbird
10 Common Grackle
25 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 56
 

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Date: 4/2/17 5:27 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] WHITE-TAILED KITE
Paul and I took a 2 hour drive to see the kites and it was well worth it.
We saw both birds and the nest. A must see for Southeast Louisiana.
Link below with so-so photos. Very windy and overcast.
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35650471
 

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Date: 4/2/17 10:46 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lafourche parish WTKI today.
Observed both kites near and on nest. Still carrying nesting material. Very
windy today. Hope the nest survives!
Joan's directions were spot on!!
 

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Date: 4/2/17 8:13 am
From: Mary Mehaffey <m11mehaffey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Am Golden Plovers St Tammany
Am Golden Plovers at Slidell Convention Center on Oak Harbor Blvd now

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/1/17 4:40 pm
From: wright.949 <wright.949...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Black-whiskered Vireo in Grand Isle
In mulberry behind Santiny's house. Seen with Natalie Waters and Curtis Walker. Still present. 


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 3/31/17 6:40 pm
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lake Verret area
I birded La 403 to a landing yesterday and La 401 to the Attakapas landing and La 400 westward today. Most conspicuous birds were Prothonotary Warblers and White-eyed Vireos. All areas seemed to be middle of the week birding sites as weekend fishing activity would surely complicate birding along narrow roads with few pull offs.

Area a

Why go to Assumption Parish? Have meeting in Baton Rouge tomorrow and working to get parish list to 100. Sort of hoped to blunder into migrants but not so much!

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/31/17 1:46 pm
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Kite nest? Yes!
For what it's worth the Pontiffs found an active White-tailed Kite nest just west of Deridder a few years ago. Granted that's 100+ miles west of the Lockport nest but the kites are moving eastward the same way the caracaras are.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 31, 2017, at 3:29 PM, Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...> wrote:
>
> Cathy DiSalvo and I rode down to Lockport to look for the nest and found a
> bird sitting on it. It is in an oak with several maples next to it along the
> bayou close to the intersection of N Main and N Cedar. The trees have wagon
> wheels in front of them.
>
>
>
> https://flic.kr/p/TcwHPj
>
> https://flic.kr/p/TeXb6M
>
> https://flic.kr/p/Scw4wB
 

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Date: 3/31/17 1:29 pm
From: Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Kite nest? Yes!
Cathy DiSalvo and I rode down to Lockport to look for the nest and found a
bird sitting on it. It is in an oak with several maples next to it along the
bayou close to the intersection of N Main and N Cedar. The trees have wagon
wheels in front of them.



https://flic.kr/p/TcwHPj

https://flic.kr/p/TeXb6M

https://flic.kr/p/Scw4wB
 

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Date: 3/31/17 1:04 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Red-eyed Vireo - Point Claire
Had my first of Spring Red-eyed Vireo singing in Point Claire, St. Landry
Parish this morning. -j
 

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Date: 3/31/17 10:55 am
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lonely Redhead at Capitol lake
I don't work in close proximity to the Capitol lake as I used to, so I dont
notice birds coming and going as much. Happened to catch a glimpse of a
duck that caught my eye this morning and pulled over to look. It was a male
Redhead, hanging out with the few remaining wintering coots behind the
Capitol. I've only seen one once before at this location and it was a brief
visit.

--Jane Patterson
Baton Rouge
 

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Date: 3/31/17 10:49 am
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] St Landry Parish - Broad-wing Hawks, E Kingbirds
Found myself in Grand Coteau in St Landry Parish this morning with time to
kill so birded a bit and saw a few interesting things: First of year
Eastern Kingbirds, 2 Broad-winged Hawks Copulating, and a Red-headed
Woodpecker. Most of the action was accross the street south of the Jesuit
Retreat Center in quaint lil ole downtown Grand Coteau.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35560424

John Romano
Breaux Bridge and Opelousas
 

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Date: 3/31/17 10:01 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
Jay,

Here, I see them more in spring and summer. Given the timing of their
appearance in my neighborhood, I doubt that 'huntsman avoidance' is as much
on their agenda as nest site searching. Last spring, a pair apparently
nested in a large Pecan down the block and across the street.
Unfortunately, the tree came down in a storm on 31 May - it actually split
in half - and the entire thing had to be removed.

NLN


On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 8:32 PM, <jvh0660...> wrote:

> Well
>
> They seem well adapted to humans and seem to be able to winter where they
> are safe from hunters!
>
> Jay Huner
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Mar 30, 2017, at 1:17 PM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Just stepped outside and found 4 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks walking
> > around in the street in front. Decided to wait a few minutes before
> > driving away.
> >
> > NLN
> >
> > --
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Nancy L Newfield
> > Casa Colibrí
> > Metairie, Louisiana USA
> > <nancy...>
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>


--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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