LABIRD
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11/11/19 8:32 pm Mark Pethke <mdpethke...> Re: [LABIRD-L] eBirding restricted access sites
11/11/19 7:24 pm Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...> Re: [LABIRD-L] eBirding restricted access sites
11/11/19 6:56 pm L.M. Lalonde <maisondorla...> [LABIRD-L] subscribe LABIRD-L Leon Lalonde
11/11/19 6:49 pm programs braudubon.org <programs...> [LABIRD-L] *REMINDER: BRAS Presentation Thurs, Nov 14th
11/11/19 6:29 pm Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] eBirding restricted access sites
11/11/19 3:27 pm Matt Brady <podoces...> [LABIRD-L] eBirding restricted access sites
11/11/19 6:53 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Groove-billed Ani
11/10/19 9:15 am Johnson, Erik <Erik.Johnson...> [LABIRD-L] Eastern Willet research TX
11/9/19 10:16 am John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Wheatear - no
11/8/19 7:47 pm Terry Davis <terkchip...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Northern Wheatear update
11/8/19 12:34 pm David Booth <david...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Northern Wheatear update
11/8/19 11:30 am dan purrington <oceanites1...> [LABIRD-L] Neptrops
11/8/19 11:25 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Northern Wheatear update
11/8/19 8:24 am Christine Kooi <cjkooi...> Re: [LABIRD-L] NOWH continues.
11/8/19 6:15 am Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] NOWH continues.
11/8/19 6:11 am William Matthews <willie_lilly...> [LABIRD-L] NOWH continues.
11/7/19 2:22 pm Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...> [LABIRD-L] Northern Wheatear // Gary Pontiff at Beauregard Regional Airport 11/7/19.
11/7/19 9:24 am Christine Kooi <cjkooi...> [LABIRD-L] Northern Wheatear
11/6/19 10:09 am Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs
11/6/19 8:33 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Two Today - and a Bonus!
11/5/19 5:41 pm Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] LSU and Arsenal Lakes 11/5/19
11/5/19 6:00 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron and southern Calcasieu
11/5/19 5:51 am bill fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron and southern Calcasieu
11/5/19 5:26 am Melvin Weber <mweber...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron and southern Calcasieu
11/4/19 12:55 pm Terry Davis <terkchip...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Two Today!
11/4/19 10:52 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Two Today!
11/4/19 6:17 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Lesser Black-backed gull St Tammany parish (immature)
11/3/19 7:36 pm Matt Brady <podoces...> [LABIRD-L] Golden Eagle repeat + Masked Booby, Cameron Coast
11/2/19 4:48 pm Toddy Guidry <guidrys...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs
11/2/19 3:56 pm Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Golden eagles
11/2/19 11:05 am zoiseaux <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] Golden eagles
11/1/19 6:47 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bird tornado?
11/1/19 6:02 pm Anne Gaiennie <annegaiennie...> [LABIRD-L] Bird tornado?
11/1/19 1:41 pm Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Reddish Egret Tchefuncte River mouth
11/1/19 1:17 pm James V Remsen <najames...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Reddish Egret Tchefuncte River mouth
11/1/19 11:57 am Mark Pethke <mdpethke...> [LABIRD-L] Whooping Crane killer pled guilty, sentenced
11/1/19 11:50 am James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Reddish Egret Tchefuncte River mouth
11/1/19 9:34 am James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Cave Swallow and 14 Franklin's at Mandeville Lakefront
10/31/19 6:05 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
10/31/19 5:57 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
10/31/19 5:04 pm Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
10/31/19 5:01 pm James V Remsen <najames...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
10/31/19 4:23 pm Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
10/31/19 10:30 am programs braudubon.org <programs...> [LABIRD-L] BRAS Presentation Thurs, Nov 14th
10/31/19 7:37 am Roselie OVERBY <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] First Dark-eyed Junco
10/30/19 11:48 am Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs
10/30/19 10:55 am Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] Whooping Crane Sentencing Friday in Lafayette
10/30/19 10:33 am Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] LOS Fall Meeting Checklist
10/29/19 10:49 am Brian Debs <brian.m.debs...> [LABIRD-L] Grounded Virginia Rail
10/29/19 10:23 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Golden plover St Tammany parish
10/29/19 8:29 am Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs
10/29/19 7:58 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Vermilion flycatcher St Tammany parish
10/29/19 7:54 am Oscar Johnson <ojohns7...> [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated Flycatcher Baton Rouge
10/28/19 4:27 pm Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] LOS Fall Meeting Checklist
10/28/19 8:39 am David Muth <MuthD...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Parish birding 10/26, 27
10/28/19 7:46 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] common ground doves
10/28/19 6:32 am bill fontenot <natrldlite...> [LABIRD-L] common ground doves
10/27/19 4:54 pm Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Parish birding 10/26, 27
10/27/19 3:15 pm Terry Davis <terkchip...> [LABIRD-L] Bossier migrants/ winter arrivals 10/27/19
10/27/19 8:39 am Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Say’s Phoebe
10/27/19 7:31 am Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...> [LABIRD-L] Say’s Phoebe
10/26/19 4:04 pm Terry Davis <terkchip...> [LABIRD-L] Bossier City/ Bossier par fall migrants. SLOW!
10/24/19 7:03 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] Recovery Road far impoundment still rockin'
10/24/19 4:12 pm Christine Kooi <cjkooi...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Fall Meeting in Hackberry
10/24/19 12:15 pm Wise, Jon <Wise...> [LABIRD-L] Fall Meeting in Hackberry
10/23/19 6:42 pm Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...> [LABIRD-L] Lil Piney Park, Elizabeth, Allen Parish, LA Birds 10/23/19
10/22/19 8:05 pm Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...> [LABIRD-L] Fall Migration in Central Louisiana
10/22/19 7:21 pm Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagles 10-22-19 Bonnet Carre and Morganza Spillway
10/22/19 8:52 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
10/19/19 7:25 pm Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> [LABIRD-L] Productive afternoon in Slidell
10/19/19 6:10 pm David Muth <MuthD...> [LABIRD-L] Migration Today
10/19/19 3:34 pm Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...> [LABIRD-L] Inca dives
10/19/19 1:19 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail
10/19/19 12:58 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail
10/19/19 12:56 pm Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail
10/19/19 12:43 pm Jed Pitre <feralbiologist...> [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail
10/19/19 7:08 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch
10/18/19 8:47 am Johnson, Erik <Erik.Johnson...> [LABIRD-L] Black-throated Gray Warbler - Sunset
10/18/19 7:41 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] Sparrows arrive
10/17/19 1:37 pm Johnson, Erik <Erik.Johnson...> [LABIRD-L] Big Sit summary
10/16/19 9:11 am Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] LOS Fall Meeting Reminder
10/15/19 6:38 pm Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...> [LABIRD-L] Incoming Ducks
10/14/19 1:42 pm programs braudubon.org <programs...> [LABIRD-L] *Reminder: BRAS presentation this Thurs, Oct 17th
10/14/19 7:06 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] Yellow-rumped Warbler
10/14/19 7:05 am Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...> [LABIRD-L] Migration in Full Swing
10/13/19 8:34 pm Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Monk Parakeets in the New Orleans area
10/13/19 7:55 pm Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> Re: [LABIRD-L] eBird Report - City Park--Wisner Tract (Old East Golf Course), Oct 13, 2019
10/13/19 2:33 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] South Point: Indigo-dominated flight, Tropical/Couch's
10/13/19 1:33 pm Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Monk Parakeets in the New Orleans area
10/13/19 12:55 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] morning visitor
10/13/19 12:44 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] morning visitor
10/13/19 12:34 pm Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] morning visitor
10/13/19 12:33 pm Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Wisner Tract (Old East Golf Course), Oct 13, 2019
10/13/19 12:33 pm Kathy Rhodes <kathyrho...> [LABIRD-L] Oak Ridge Community Park near Golden Meadow, LA
10/13/19 12:33 pm Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] YB sapsucker, RB grosbeaks
10/13/19 12:33 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] nocturnal flight evident by sight and sound right now
10/13/19 12:33 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] nocturnal flight evident by sight and sound right now
10/13/19 12:32 pm Wise, Jon <Wise...> [LABIRD-L] Monk Parakeets in the New Orleans area
10/13/19 12:31 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] Recovery Rd getting good
10/13/19 12:31 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] LALIT: cleaning bird feeders
 
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Date: 11/11/19 8:32 pm
From: Mark Pethke <mdpethke...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] eBirding restricted access sites
As a participant in this field trip, sponsored by the Baton Rouge outlet of
Wild Birds Unlimited, I'd just like to clear up a few things. It was
understood by all involved that Richfield River Silt is private property
and that permission is required to bird on the premises, a fact that was
discussed at least twice during the course of the field trip, so that none
participating would assume that anyone may just return at will and wander
the property. It appears that some confusion exists between the property
owner and the field trip organizers, who indicated that they had obtained
permission to bird there last Saturday. In fact, the reason the trip was
so well attended was precisely because it was understood that this is
ordinarily a restricted area. Rest assured that field trip participants
believed that the organizers had permission to bird on the property, that
no disrespect was intended, and that we are fully aware that unauthorized
excursions on private property are strictly prohibited and detrimental to
our shared pursuit. If we owe an apology to the owners of Richfield River
Silt, I'd be happy to oblige, but this was not a case of wanton intentional
trespassing.
 

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Date: 11/11/19 7:24 pm
From: Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] eBirding restricted access sites
I haven’t been there in a while but it used to be possible to bird at RIchfield IF you called and got permission. If you bird in a restricted area, assuming permission that was given, should you not submit an eBird report?

Thanks?
Harriett Pooler

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 11, 2019, at 5:26 PM, Matt Brady <podoces...> wrote:

Hello all. As one of the Louisiana eBird reviewers, I have a good sense of
where people are birding in the state. When people who do not have explicit
permission to bird at sites that are clearly marked restricted access, such
as Richfield River Silt in Baton Rouge (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L389831),
it's really easy to catch these trespassers red-handed. Blatantly
trespassing is not only illegal, but it also gives the rest of us who abide
by the rules a bad name, and builds ill will between birders and
landowners, and among birders who do take the time to receive permission to
bird restricted access sites before every visit. Such incidents have
jeopardized access to at least two birding sites already. So, I can't make
this clear enough: don't bird restricted access sites without permission!
It really is that simple.


Matt Brady

Baton Rouge
 

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Date: 11/11/19 6:56 pm
From: L.M. Lalonde <maisondorla...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] subscribe LABIRD-L Leon Lalonde
Get Outlook for Android<https://aka.ms/ghei36>
 

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Date: 11/11/19 6:49 pm
From: programs braudubon.org <programs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] *REMINDER: BRAS Presentation Thurs, Nov 14th
*REMINDER: Baton Rouge Audubon Society Presentation this Thursday, Nov 14.  

PRESENTATION TITLE: Purple Martin Conservation in Southeast Louisiana

PRESENTER: Krista Adams, Purple Martin Enthusiast  

DESCRIPTION:  Purple Martins (Progne subis) are the largest member of the swallow family in North America. This neotropical migratory bird is dependent on human supplied housing East of the Rocky Mountains, thus conservation efforts are needed to ensure the survival of this species. Information regarding Purple Martin biology, identification, attraction, management, and protection of this avian population will be shared as well as the presenter’s conservation efforts that reach far beyond her backyard into the local community. Because Purple Martin Landlords and others involved in protecting our animal resources agree that responsible stewardship is passed down from generation to generation, community and youth educational projects to help America’s most beloved backyard bird will be discussed.
 
DATE:  Thursday, November 14th    
 
TIME:  7:00 - 8:00 PM; Refreshments offered 6:45 - 7:00 PM
 
LOCATION: BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's *Education Building*

10533 N. Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
 
*Please note that the location is NOT the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. It is the Education Building, which is located on the back corner of N. Glenstone Place, a U-shaped street off of Bluebonnet Blvd. The Education Building has a swamp mural painted on the front.
 
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).
 
Please RSVP if you plan on attending (programs AT braudubon.org) so that we can add your name to the guest list.
 
Thank you,
Katie Percy
 

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Date: 11/11/19 6:29 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] eBirding restricted access sites
Matt,

Amen. The Pontiffs and I were concerned about birders causing trespass problems at the Beauregard Regional Airport and made efforts to make sure that Mr. Lack, manager, knew people would want to come to the site. That's why I provided Mr. Lack's contact information and everything went okay for those going on Friday. People were welcome Saturday but the bird was a no show.

Trespass is illegal and can result in problems with legal authorities. '

Jay Huner
________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Matt Brady <podoces...>
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2019 11:26 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] eBirding restricted access sites

Hello all. As one of the Louisiana eBird reviewers, I have a good sense of
where people are birding in the state. When people who do not have explicit
permission to bird at sites that are clearly marked restricted access, such
as Richfield River Silt in Baton Rouge (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L389831),
it's really easy to catch these trespassers red-handed. Blatantly
trespassing is not only illegal, but it also gives the rest of us who abide
by the rules a bad name, and builds ill will between birders and
landowners, and among birders who do take the time to receive permission to
bird restricted access sites before every visit. Such incidents have
jeopardized access to at least two birding sites already. So, I can't make
this clear enough: don't bird restricted access sites without permission!
It really is that simple.


Matt Brady

Baton Rouge
 

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Date: 11/11/19 3:27 pm
From: Matt Brady <podoces...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] eBirding restricted access sites
Hello all. As one of the Louisiana eBird reviewers, I have a good sense of
where people are birding in the state. When people who do not have explicit
permission to bird at sites that are clearly marked restricted access, such
as Richfield River Silt in Baton Rouge (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L389831),
it's really easy to catch these trespassers red-handed. Blatantly
trespassing is not only illegal, but it also gives the rest of us who abide
by the rules a bad name, and builds ill will between birders and
landowners, and among birders who do take the time to receive permission to
bird restricted access sites before every visit. Such incidents have
jeopardized access to at least two birding sites already. So, I can't make
this clear enough: don't bird restricted access sites without permission!
It really is that simple.


Matt Brady

Baton Rouge
 

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Date: 11/11/19 6:53 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Groove-billed Ani
100 ft passed borrow pit gate on W Ravenna, Plaquemines
 

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Date: 11/10/19 9:15 am
From: Johnson, Erik <Erik.Johnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Eastern Willet research TX
LAbird,

I'm just back from a Waterbirds Society conference and got to see some preliminary research from Sue Heath (Gulf Coast Bird Observatory) and Jennifer Wilson (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), and probably others (sorry I lost track of those details). In any case, they have done some migration research on breeding (Eastern) Willets along the Upper Coast of Texas. It's not a huge sample, maybe a dozen birds or so, but in addition to most wintering in Central America and west coast of northern South America, it appears that one bird stayed in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

One take-a-way from this is that it's probably not safe to assume that wintering Willets along the northern Gulf are automatically the "Western" Willet subspecies, even though this is probably the majority. So for those who like ID challenges, this is a good one to work on. Good photos, vocal recordings, etc. will be helpful inputs to eBird to help sort out the Eastern-Western Willet mess along the northern Gulf.

Happy birding,
Erik Johnson
Sunset, LA
Erik.Johnson AT audubon.org
 

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Date: 11/9/19 10:16 am
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Wheatear - no
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/8/19 7:47 pm
From: Terry Davis <terkchip...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Northern Wheatear update
I remember Charlie Lyon and I chasing a N Wheatear found by Dave Muth in (was it Fourchon? Anyway, se La.) quite a few years ago. Charlie and I were almost to Cameron when he got the call. Immediate detour? Definitely! The bird was easy to locate, hanging with/near Killdeer in someone’s side/back yard. Made for one fine memory! Thanks again, Dave and Charlie!
I missed the bird in Stonewall DeSoto parish near a big dirt pile by a pond on Hubert Hervey’s property many years ago. To my knowledge, that was the only bird found in nw La.

Heard a Winter Wren (FOF for me) giving a close kip call near Akard and Southfield/Pierremont around 2 pm this afternoon

Good birding, all!

Terry Davis
Bossier City, La.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 8, 2019, at 2:33 PM, David Booth <david...> wrote:
>
> Still there at 2:15.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 8, 2019, at 1:23 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...> wrote:
>>
>> Seen at 1:15 by Elise Read and Malise Prieto ( from St Tammany parish).
>> Bird appears to be favoring the dumpster.
 

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Date: 11/8/19 12:34 pm
From: David Booth <david...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Northern Wheatear update
Still there at 2:15.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 8, 2019, at 1:23 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...> wrote:
>
> Seen at 1:15 by Elise Read and Malise Prieto ( from St Tammany parish).
> Bird appears to be favoring the dumpster.
 

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Date: 11/8/19 11:30 am
From: dan purrington <oceanites1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Neptrops
I have been meaning to steer people ( who care about such things) to a photo from 3 weeks ago of 11 or 12 neotropic cormorants at elmer's. The photo is at
www.tulane.edu/~danny/neotrop. html

Dan purrington

P.s. I need to add data to the image
 

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Date: 11/8/19 11:25 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Northern Wheatear update
Seen at 1:15 by Elise Read and Malise Prieto ( from St Tammany parish).
Bird appears to be favoring the dumpster.
 

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Date: 11/8/19 8:24 am
From: Christine Kooi <cjkooi...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] NOWH continues.
Fellow birders,

I contacted the De Ridder airport management this morning about access over the weekend, and this was the response:


"There will be folks around the airport tomorrow but I'm not sure what time or how long. 10am-2pm would be a safe timeframe. I will be here Sunday from around 11am to 12:30pm on Sunday. The gate will be closed after these times. The Wheatear has been visible from public access areas/roads just outside the airport fence, you may visit these areas any time. Normal hours are M-F 7am-5pm.

Thanks,
 
Sam Lack
Manager
Beauregard Regional Airport
1220 1st Ave
DeRidder, LA 70634
(337)463-8250"


So, stay outside the fence, and you might have a chance to see the bird if it lingers through the weekend.

Good birding,

Christine Kooi
Baton Rouge


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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 8:15 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] NOWH continues.

A reminder-anyone in the fenced area without permission is trespassing. Don’t ruin the chances for others to see this rare bird.

If you want to look for the Wheatear on weekends, contact the airport about access.

Jay H.
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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of William Matthews <willie_lilly...>
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 2:11:28 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] NOWH continues.

NOWH still at Beauregard AP at ~7:30 this AM

William Matthews, Mandeville,LA
 

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Date: 11/8/19 6:15 am
From: Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] NOWH continues.
A reminder-anyone in the fenced area without permission is trespassing. Dont ruin the chances for others to see this rare bird.

If you want to look for the Wheatear on weekends, contact the airport about access.

Jay H.
________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of William Matthews <willie_lilly...>
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 2:11:28 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] NOWH continues.

NOWH still at Beauregard AP at ~7:30 this AM

William Matthews, Mandeville,LA
 

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Date: 11/8/19 6:11 am
From: William Matthews <willie_lilly...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] NOWH continues.
NOWH still at Beauregard AP at ~7:30 this AM

William Matthews, Mandeville,LA
 

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Date: 11/7/19 2:22 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Northern Wheatear // Gary Pontiff at Beauregard Regional Airport 11/7/19.
I was unable to make an eBird report so can't generate a link to my images. I have pasted below my LABIRD Facebook Page report and Matt's report to provide interested individual as to where the bird was hanging out.

I note that both Kirk Gardner and Katie Barnes have seen the bird since I left the area around 1:30 PM.

Jay Huner


Here are my half way decent images of the Northern Wheatear found this morning by Gary Pontiff at the Beauregard Regional Airport. He was joined by his son Matt, a very active birder. I cannot access eBird to make a report in order to make a report so I can link it to a Labird post. Beauregard Parish, Louisiana 11/7/19. Now, the airport manager is Mr. Sam Lack - <manager...> / 337 463-8250. Mr. Lack was receptive to birders coming to the site. But, they must report to the office! I suspect anyone inside the fence without permission will likely ensure that no one else will have access and those individuals may meet the local law enforcement authorities as they rightfully should for trespassing! How long will the bird hang around? Who knows? I can assure you that Matt's images were publication quality, not point and shoot quality.


Northern Wheatear at DeRidder airport right now

Edit: South side of airport, just beyond hangar on west side of road. Seen on the dumpster, along the maintenance shed, along the fence row behind the shed and on the bush hog.

Still here at 1130.

Edit edit: Found by Gary Pontiff

Edit edit edit: left bird at 1:30PM when it started to rain. Jay V. Huner<https://www.facebook.com/jay.v.huner?fref=gs&__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARDNF4B8W4sAE19E8A0c8Oxv9ldIeQXC2Ias3kpVA7akPJ_drkAjSmeRhB7z3vbcV8fGQ_HSqleO7q_c&dti=133311233385560&hc_location=group> has photos as well. Lets pretend my first photos of the bird dont exist (especially the one through binoculars)
 

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Date: 11/7/19 9:24 am
From: Christine Kooi <cjkooi...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Northern Wheatear
Matthew Pontiff is reporting seeing a Northern Wheatear at De Ridder airport on the LABIRD Facebook page, as of an hour ago.

Christine Kooi
Baton Rouge
 

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Date: 11/6/19 10:09 am
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs
| 4-Jan | | Baton Rouge | | K Percy/R Condrey |
| 21-Dec | | Bossier-Caddo (Red River) | | Terri Jacobson |
| 30-Dec | | Catahoula NWR | | Marty Floyd |
| 2-Jan | | Claiborne | | John Dillon |
| 14-Dec | | Creole | | Erik Johnson |
| 27-Dec | | Crowley | | Marty Floyd |
| 29-Dec | | C'ville-Lecompte | | Marty Floyd |
| 14-Dec | | D'Arbonne | | Joan Brown |
| 16-19-Dec | Fort Polk | | Abigal Arfman |
| 21-Dec | | Franklin | | Michael VanEtten |
| 18-Dec | | Grand Isle | | Chris Brantley |
| 4-Jan | | Johnson Bayou | | Gary Kelley |
| 20-Dec | | Lacassine-Thornw | | Rob Dobbs |
| 30-Dec | | Lafayette | | Erik Johnson |
| 28-Dec | | Lake Charles | | David Booth |
| 4-Jan | | Nachitoches | | Larry Raymond |
| 4-Jan | | Natchez* | | Stratton Bob |
| 2-Jan | | New Iberia | | Erik Johnson |
| 21-Dec | | New Orleans | | Glenn Oussett |
| ???? | | Northshore-Slidell | | Wendy Rihner |
| 18-Dec | | Palmetto Island | | Toddy Guidry |
| 3-Jan | | Pine Prairie | | Marty Floyd |
| 26-Dec | | Reser-Bonnet Carre | | Melvin Weber |
| 22-Dec | | Sabine NWR | | Irvin Louque |
| 14-Dec | | Shreveport | | Charlie Lyons |
| 27-Dec | | St Tammany | | Chris Brantley |
| 21-Dec | | Sweet Lake-Cam Pr | | Rob Dobbs |
|  12/30 | | Tensas | | Andrew Morang |
| 28-Dec | | Thibodaux | | Delaina LeBlanc |
| | | Venice | | Robert Purrington |
| 17-Dec | | White Lake | | Rob Dobbs |
 

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Date: 11/6/19 8:33 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Two Today - and a Bonus!
Hummingbiders,

A couple of days ago, I posted the following:

On Thursday and Friday of last week our 29-year-old deck was torn down and
> hauled away. This morning, 2 carpenters started work on a new deck with
> all the attendant noise of workmen using hammers and saws. Yet, 2 immature
> male Ruby-throateds are continuing to visit the flowers even though there
> are just as many good flowers in the much quieter front yard.
>

Yesterday, I observed 2 hummers again in the backyard, nectaring from
Purple Firespike, Salvia 'Margie Griffith', and Stachytarpheta 'Nectarwand
Scarlet' as well as from the invasive red morningglory. One was a
Ruby-throated and I was not able to determine if it was a holdover from the
previous day. The second hummer was a female Rufous/Allen's Selasphorus -
species not determinable. They came in 12-15 feet from the workmen.

This morning, I again saw an immature male Ruby-throated and he chased
another hummer before I was able to get more than a glimpse. Additionally,
I noted an Eastern Screech-Owl in the nest/roost box about the same
distance from the deck-in-progress. Every so often, I see a Strigiform
face look out and scowl down at the carpenters. He or she doesn't like the
sounds of the saws, but I hope the new avian bathing facilities will meet
with approval!

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

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Date: 11/5/19 5:41 pm
From: Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LSU and Arsenal Lakes 11/5/19
After working at Mid City Baton Rouge General, I drove over to the Arsenal Lakes around 2 pm.  Once I past the Governor's Mansion, I saw a great number of white pelicans on the bank of the lake, along with many white egrets, ibis, cormorants.  Also had a pied billed grebe in the area.
I then drove over to the Appeals Court and Poydras Building, and there, I found wood ducks and hooded mergansers.
I then went over to the LSU campus, and on the way, saw a flock of 20 white pelican fly over, but did not see any white pelicans in the LSU lakes.
However, I did have a lot of wood ducks on the LSU lake, as well as common gallinules and coots, pied billed grebes, great blue herons, white egrets, and cormorants.
It was a gorgeous day for a drive, and only sad that the sun went down before I got to the Bonnet Carre to see what was happening there.
So excited to see ducks!
Happy birding, y'all!
Terri
 

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Date: 11/5/19 6:00 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron and southern Calcasieu
Bill, et al,

I would say that any day one can score 9 Crested Caracaras in Louisiana is
stellar! Congrats Melvin and Ralph.

*Iron Nan*

On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 7:51 AM bill fontenot <natrldlite...> wrote:

>
>
>
>
> Melvin —
> An outstanding fall daylist, sir!
> Bill Fontenot
>
>
>
> Get Outlook for iOS
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 7:30 AM -0600, "Melvin Weber" <mweber...>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Ralph Cambre and I did Cameron on Monday. Weather was great. Few insects,
> but fewer then expected birds. Our goal was 125 species for the day.
> Should be easy on a normal day in fall migration. Of course, all birds are
> good, but the few better species were: a couple of Redheads on Rutherford
> road, 300 Sandhill near Pine Pasture road, 3 Oyster-catchers on Holly Beach
> west, 21 Snowy Plovers, 2 Long=billed Curlews and 2 Marbled Godwits, 2
> Franklin gulls, 1 Reddish Egret, 1 Broad-winged Hawk, 9 Caracaras, 5
> Merlins, 2 Peregrines, 1 Western kingbird, 4 Scissor-tails, 1 Warbling
> Vireo, only 6 Warblers and 3 Sparrows. Also many, many easy misses so we
> ended up with 119 species. Maybe next time.
>


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

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Date: 11/5/19 5:51 am
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron and southern Calcasieu




Melvin —
An outstanding fall daylist, sir!
Bill Fontenot



Get Outlook for iOS






On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 7:30 AM -0600, "Melvin Weber" <mweber...> wrote:










Ralph Cambre and I did Cameron on Monday. Weather was great. Few insects, but fewer then expected birds. Our goal was 125 species for the day. Should be easy on a normal day in fall migration. Of course, all birds are good, but the few better species were: a couple of Redheads on Rutherford road, 300 Sandhill near Pine Pasture road, 3 Oyster-catchers on Holly Beach west, 21 Snowy Plovers, 2 Long=billed Curlews and 2 Marbled Godwits, 2 Franklin gulls, 1 Reddish Egret, 1 Broad-winged Hawk, 9 Caracaras, 5 Merlins, 2 Peregrines, 1 Western kingbird, 4 Scissor-tails, 1 Warbling Vireo, only 6 Warblers and 3 Sparrows. Also many, many easy misses so we ended up with 119 species. Maybe next time.
 

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Date: 11/5/19 5:26 am
From: Melvin Weber <mweber...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron and southern Calcasieu
Ralph Cambre and I did Cameron on Monday. Weather was great. Few insects, but fewer then expected birds. Our goal was 125 species for the day. Should be easy on a normal day in fall migration. Of course, all birds are good, but the few better species were: a couple of Redheads on Rutherford road, 300 Sandhill near Pine Pasture road, 3 Oyster-catchers on Holly Beach west, 21 Snowy Plovers, 2 Long=billed Curlews and 2 Marbled Godwits, 2 Franklin gulls, 1 Reddish Egret, 1 Broad-winged Hawk, 9 Caracaras, 5 Merlins, 2 Peregrines, 1 Western kingbird, 4 Scissor-tails, 1 Warbling Vireo, only 6 Warblers and 3 Sparrows. Also many, many easy misses so we ended up with 119 species. Maybe next time.
 

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Date: 11/4/19 12:55 pm
From: Terry Davis <terkchip...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Two Today!
Noise-loving RTHU. Interesting stuff, Nan!

There were two fem-type RTHU in my yard yesterday. Today I saw one. As yours, they’re not using feeders at all. Mexican sunflower, Turks cap, Salvia guaranitica and S microphylla “hot lips” and Mexican cigar seem to be what they’re using most- in about that order.

FOF Dark-eyed Junco flew by calling, giving its soft “titititit” on 11-01, then multiples of Chipping Sparrow (also FOF at this location) on 11-02-03. WTSP has also picked up somewhat in number.
There is at least one juv-plumaged (probable female) Cooper’s Hawk terrorizing the larger passerines as well. One Monarch remained yesterday

Good hummering/ birding!

Terry Davis
Bossier City, La

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 4, 2019, at 12:52 PM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> wrote:
>
> Hummingbirders,
>
> It really is not too surprising to see a couple of Ruby-throated
> Hummingbirds here in southeastern Louisiana as we move into the fall
> season. However, the circumstances are a bit unusual!
>
> On Thursday and Friday of last week our 29-year-old deck was torn down and
> hauled away. This morning, 2 carpenters started work on a new deck with
> all the attendant noise of workmen using hammers and saws. Yet, 2 immature
> male Ruby-throateds are continuing to visit the flowers even though there
> are just as many good flowers in the much quieter front yard. Feeders both
> places are just ignored.
>
> *Iron Nan*
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 11/4/19 10:52 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Two Today!
Hummingbirders,

It really is not too surprising to see a couple of Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds here in southeastern Louisiana as we move into the fall
season. However, the circumstances are a bit unusual!

On Thursday and Friday of last week our 29-year-old deck was torn down and
hauled away. This morning, 2 carpenters started work on a new deck with
all the attendant noise of workmen using hammers and saws. Yet, 2 immature
male Ruby-throateds are continuing to visit the flowers even though there
are just as many good flowers in the much quieter front yard. Feeders both
places are just ignored.

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

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Date: 11/4/19 6:17 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lesser Black-backed gull St Tammany parish (immature)
Seen on jetty concrete wall at Jackson St boat launch 11/03. Confirmed by
O. Johnson and Dr Remsen.
Looks very similar to immature Herring gull.
Janine Robin
 

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Date: 11/3/19 7:36 pm
From: Matt Brady <podoces...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Golden Eagle repeat + Masked Booby, Cameron Coast
Hello all. Today Oscar Johnson, Eamon Corbett, Marky Mutchler, Matt Jansen,
Paul Conover, and myself led the last field trip of the Yellow Rails and
Rice Festival to the Cameron coast. On the way down, we joked about seeing
yesterday's Golden Eagles again, so it was a bit of a shock when Oscar
actually called out GOLDEN EAGLE at Willow Island! We had views of a single
juvenile floating off to the west at a relatively high speed. Other notable
birds at Willow Island include the continuing SAY'S PHOEBE at the Rec
Center, a CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW flushed from the oaks, a late WORM-EATING
WARBLER, and an interesting, though poorly seen Oriole.

At Peveto we were shocked to see a MASKED BOOBY fly down the beach as we
were turning in towards the parking area. We quickly pulled up to Little
Florida Beach with enough time to see the Booby flying dead away, east down
the beach. A few participants were able to make it in time to see the
Booby, but unfortunately it did not circle around for everyone to get
looks. Other notable birds at Peveto included a nice selection of late
warblers, such as BAY-BREASTED, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED, HOODED, and
NORTHERN PARULA. Other late migrants included a RED-EYED VIREO, two
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, at least two YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, and two SCARLET
TANAGERS. Paul also flushed a WHIP-POOR-WILL.

Along Holly Beach we found 4-5 FRANKLIN'S GULLS and a COMMON TERN.

It was another really beautiful day on the Cameron coast, with lots of
birds to keep us interested, and a great way to end another successful
Yellow Rails and Rice Festival.

Matt Brady
Baton Rouge
 

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Date: 11/2/19 4:48 pm
From: Toddy Guidry <guidrys...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs
Thanks Marty
FYI I had to change the date for the Palmetto count this year , move it from its traditional last Thursday of the count due to conflict I have.
I tried to avoid as many of the other traditional dates as I could.

Anyone wanting to volunteer for the Palmetto Island CBC (centered just south of Abbeville at Palmetto Island SP) please contact me offlist.
I have a great core group of leaders who always welcome tag-alongs. This is a great count.

Toddy Guidry
<guidrys...>



-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> On Behalf Of Marty Floyd
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:49 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs

Here is what I have so far for LA CBCs

| 4-Jan | | Baton Rouge |
| 21-Dec | | Bossier-Caddo (Red River) | 30-Dec | | Catahoula NWR |
| 2-Jan | | Claiborne | | | Creole | 27-Dec | | Crowley | 29-Dec |
| | C'ville-Lecompte | 14-Dec | | D'Arbonne | | | Fort Polk | 21-Dec
| | | Franklin | 18-Dec | | Grand Isle | 4-Jan | | Johnson Bayou |
| 20-Dec | | Lacassine-Thornw | | | Lafayette | 28-Dec | | Lake
| Charles | 4-Jan | | Nachitoches | 4-Jan | | Natchez* | | | New
| Iberia | 21-Dec | | New Orleans |
| | | Northshore-Slidell |
| 18-Dec | | Palmetto Island |
| 3-Jan | | Pine Prairie |
| | | Reser-Bonnet Carre |
| 22-Dec | | Sabine NWR |
| 14-Dec | | Shreveport |
| 27-Dec | | St Tammany |
| 21-Dec | | Sweet Lake-Cam Pr |
| | | Tensas |
| 28-Dec | | Thibodaux |
| | | Venice |
| 17-Dec | | White Lake |


| | |

|
 

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Date: 11/2/19 3:56 pm
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Golden eagles
Found during a Yellow Rails and Rice Festival field trip, I might add.....

Steve Cardiff

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 2, 2019, at 1:05 PM, zoiseaux <zoiseaux...> wrote:
>
> If anyone is on the West side of Cameron Parish keep your eyes open for a pair of golden eagles heading your way.Message typed with one thumb; ignore language conventions.
 

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Date: 11/2/19 11:05 am
From: zoiseaux <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Golden eagles
  If anyone is on the West side of Cameron Parish keep your eyes open for a pair of golden eagles heading your way.Message typed with one thumb; ignore language conventions. 
 

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Date: 11/1/19 6:47 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bird tornado?
Anne-

This phenomenon is usually visible on weather radar, showing as an expanding donut for each roost. I just checked this morning's radar image at the time of roost dispersal and there is no signature to indicate the roosts have yet formed. May be a bit early in November yet...
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Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 7:51 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bird tornado?

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I read about the bird tornado on hwy 18 between Vacherie and Edgard of 20
million tree swallows this time of year. I would appreciate anyone
reporting whether this phenomenon has been occurring, as I interested in
going tomorrow. Thank you.

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Date: 11/1/19 6:02 pm
From: Anne Gaiennie <annegaiennie...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bird tornado?
I read about the “bird tornado” on hwy 18 between Vacherie and Edgard of 20
million tree swallows this time of year. I would appreciate anyone
reporting whether this phenomenon has been occurring, as I interested in
going tomorrow. Thank you.
 

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Date: 11/1/19 1:41 pm
From: Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Reddish Egret Tchefuncte River mouth
I wonder if this is the bird that Mary Kay Holmes posted about on the Facebook group, Louisiana Birds and Birdwatching, on October 22, in Madisonville. 

Thanks for the report!
Terri



-----Original Message-----
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
To: LABIRD-L <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 3:17 pm
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Reddish Egret Tchefuncte River mouth

Relocated just past last houses. Getting tamer.
*****************************
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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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James V Remsen <najames...>
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:50:47 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Reddish Egret Tchefuncte River mouth

Reddish Egret feeding in partially flooded road beyond last houses on the road to the river mouth. Photos. Now trying to relocate.


*****************************
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: 11/1/19 1:17 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Reddish Egret Tchefuncte River mouth
Relocated just past last houses. Getting tamer.
*****************************
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


________________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James V Remsen <najames...>
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:50:47 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Reddish Egret Tchefuncte River mouth

Reddish Egret feeding in partially flooded road beyond last houses on the road to the river mouth. Photos. Now trying to relocate.


*****************************
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: 11/1/19 11:57 am
From: Mark Pethke <mdpethke...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Whooping Crane killer pled guilty, sentenced
This morning I attended the court hearing in Lafayette in the Federal
District Court for the Western District of Louisiana for Gilvin Aucoin,
Jr., 53 years of age, who pled guilty to a misdemeanor violation of the
Migratory Bird Act for his July 2018 shooting and killing of a whooping
crane in Evangeline Parish. Aucoin pled guilty before Federal Magistrate
Judge Carol Whitehurst, and faced a maximum sentence of six months
imprisonment and a $15,000.00 fine. Magistrate Whitehurst considered memos
submitted by both the defense and the government and noted that she
received a number of letters from conservation groups including the
International Crane Foundation, the Louisiana Ornithological Society,
Orleans Audubon, and the Louisiana Chapter of the National Audubon
Society. She admonished Aucoin that he had committed a significant offense
and noted the great expense and care involved in raising whooping cranes,
that whooping cranes mate for life, and that she was particularly struck by
the fact that the dead bird's female mate had been greatly distressed by
his absence. She sentenced Aucoin to two years probation, waived a fine
due to his indigent status, and required him to complete 120 hours of
community service, preferably in a program devoted to animal conservation
or shelters, to be supervised by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Aucoin also must complete a hunting education course through the Louisiana
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and is prohibited from hunting or
fishing during his term of supervision.

Aucoin's relatively light sentence resulted from his status as a first
offender. It developed that this is Aucoin's first encounter with law
enforcement, that he is on Social Security disability, and that he and his
wife are responsible for raising his two orphaned grandchildren. Aucoin
admitted to a sixth grade education. He many times referred to the
shooting as a tragic mistake, though his public defender on at least two
occasions told the court that no one should be shooting at anything if
they're not sure what it is. For what it's worth, Aucion's remorse seemed
sincere.

A number of persons from conservation organizations were present for
sentencing, a presence that was noted by the judge, and included Katie
Barnes from Audubon of Louisiana, Joan Garvey and Mark Meunier from Orleans
Audubon, Lizzie Condon and Anna Turkett from the International Crane
Foundation, two representatives from a Lafayette canoeing club, and a
representative from the LDWF.
 

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Date: 11/1/19 11:50 am
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Reddish Egret Tchefuncte River mouth
Reddish Egret feeding in partially flooded road beyond last houses on the road to the river mouth. Photos. Now trying to relocate.


*****************************
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: 11/1/19 9:34 am
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cave Swallow and 14 Franklin's at Mandeville Lakefront
In case locals interested, Cave Swallow and 14 Franklin's Gulls at Yacht Harbor concrete jetties

*****************************
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: 10/31/19 6:05 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
I’d have to say my all-time favorite was a year or so ago when someone was asking, “Has anyone seen the ani today?” But “ani” had been autocorrected to “anus,” which made for a COMPLETELY different inquiry altogether.


John Dillon
Athens, LA



> On Oct 31, 2019, at 7:55 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...> wrote:
>
> Trying to compliment a male birder on his checklist...the message read was
> 'I really liked your lust" instead of list....I was very embarrassed.
> Rosalie, no worries, got a nice chuckle out of your faux pas.
>
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2019, 7:01 PM James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
>
>> Roselie/LABIRD: we’ve all been the victims of auto-correct on LABIRD or
>> elsewhere, so all is forgiven. In fact, we might start a glossary of
>> frequently auto-corrected terms to have handy for translation. So far, I
>> can think of:
>>
>> “rectories” = rectrices
>> “empires” = empids
>>
>> I know there are others.
>>
>> ===================
>>
>> 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
>>
>>> On Oct 31, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I just saw my earlier message about the DE Junco that I typed on my
>> iPhone.
>>> Darn autocorrect had it feeding on mullet! White proso millet is the
>>> preferred food. Two more White-throated Sparrows joined the other this
>>> afternoon.
>>>
>>> Roselie Overby
>>
>>
 

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Date: 10/31/19 5:57 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
Trying to compliment a male birder on his checklist...the message read was
'I really liked your lust" instead of list....I was very embarrassed.
Rosalie, no worries, got a nice chuckle out of your faux pas.

On Thu, Oct 31, 2019, 7:01 PM James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:

> Roselie/LABIRD: we’ve all been the victims of auto-correct on LABIRD or
> elsewhere, so all is forgiven. In fact, we might start a glossary of
> frequently auto-corrected terms to have handy for translation. So far, I
> can think of:
>
> “rectories” = rectrices
> “empires” = empids
>
> I know there are others.
>
> ===================
>
> 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
>
> > On Oct 31, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I just saw my earlier message about the DE Junco that I typed on my
> iPhone.
> > Darn autocorrect had it feeding on mullet! White proso millet is the
> > preferred food. Two more White-throated Sparrows joined the other this
> > afternoon.
> >
> > Roselie Overby
>
>
 

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Date: 10/31/19 5:04 pm
From: Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
Yes, autocorrect has changed:
-Mortality into morality

-Goldfinch into goldfish— (extremely difficult to see at feeders)

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 31, 2019, at 7:01 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:

Roselie/LABIRD: we’ve all been the victims of auto-correct on LABIRD or elsewhere, so all is forgiven. In fact, we might start a glossary of frequently auto-corrected terms to have handy for translation. So far, I can think of:

“rectories” = rectrices
“empires” = empids

I know there are others.

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

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

> On Oct 31, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> wrote:
>
> I just saw my earlier message about the DE Junco that I typed on my iPhone.
> Darn autocorrect had it feeding on mullet! White proso millet is the
> preferred food. Two more White-throated Sparrows joined the other this
> afternoon.
>
> Roselie Overby
 

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Date: 10/31/19 5:01 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
Roselie/LABIRD: we’ve all been the victims of auto-correct on LABIRD or elsewhere, so all is forgiven. In fact, we might start a glossary of frequently auto-corrected terms to have handy for translation. So far, I can think of:

“rectories” = rectrices
“empires” = empids

I know there are others.

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

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

> On Oct 31, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> wrote:
>
> I just saw my earlier message about the DE Junco that I typed on my iPhone.
> Darn autocorrect had it feeding on mullet! White proso millet is the
> preferred food. Two more White-throated Sparrows joined the other this
> afternoon.
>
> Roselie Overby

 

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Date: 10/31/19 4:23 pm
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
I just saw my earlier message about the DE Junco that I typed on my iPhone.
Darn autocorrect had it feeding on mullet! White proso millet is the
preferred food. Two more White-throated Sparrows joined the other this
afternoon.

Roselie Overby
 

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Date: 10/31/19 10:30 am
From: programs braudubon.org <programs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] BRAS Presentation Thurs, Nov 14th
The next Baton Rouge Audubon Society presentation is scheduled for two weeks from today – November 14th. You do not need to be a BRAS member to attend.

PRESENTATION TITLE: Purple Martin Conservation in Southeast Louisiana

PRESENTER: Krista Adams, Purple Martin Enthusiast

DESCRIPTION: Purple Martins (Progne subis) are the largest member of the swallow family in North America. This neotropical migratory bird is dependent on human supplied housing East of the Rocky Mountains, thus conservation efforts are needed to ensure the survival of this species. Information regarding Purple Martin biology, identification, attraction, management, and protection of this avian population will be shared as well as the presenter’s conservation efforts that reach far beyond her backyard into the local community. Because Purple Martin Landlords and others involved in protecting our animal resources agree that responsible stewardship is passed down from generation to generation, community and youth educational projects to help America’s most beloved backyard bird will be discussed.

DATE: Thursday, November 14th

TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 PM; Refreshments offered 6:45 - 7:00 PM

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

*Please note that the location is NOT the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. It is the Education Building, which is located on the back corner of N. Glenstone Place, a U-shaped street off of Bluebonnet Blvd. The Education Building has a swamp mural painted on the front.

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).

Please RSVP if you plan on attending (programs AT braudubon.org) so that we can add your name to the guest list.

Thank you,
Katie Percy
Baton Rouge Audubon Society
 

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Date: 10/31/19 7:37 am
From: Roselie OVERBY <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] First Dark-eyed Junco
The cold front blew in at least one DE Junco. It was feeding on mullet under the side feeders. I’m still seeing only one White-throated Sparrow feeding. Low numbers so far. The last Ruby-throated Hummingbird was at a feeder Monday. I hope lots more winter birds show up.
Roselie Overby
Oak Grove In W Carroll Parish.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/30/19 11:48 am
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs
Here is what I have so far for LA CBCs

| 4-Jan | | Baton Rouge |
| 21-Dec | | Bossier-Caddo (Red River) |
| 30-Dec | | Catahoula NWR |
| 2-Jan | | Claiborne |
| | | Creole |
| 27-Dec | | Crowley |
| 29-Dec | | C'ville-Lecompte |
| 14-Dec | | D'Arbonne |
| | | Fort Polk |
| 21-Dec | | Franklin |
| 18-Dec | | Grand Isle |
| 4-Jan | | Johnson Bayou |
| 20-Dec | | Lacassine-Thornw |
| | | Lafayette |
| 28-Dec | | Lake Charles |
| 4-Jan | | Nachitoches |
| 4-Jan | | Natchez* |
| | | New Iberia |
| 21-Dec | | New Orleans |
|   | | Northshore-Slidell |
| 18-Dec | | Palmetto Island |
| 3-Jan | | Pine Prairie |
| | | Reser-Bonnet Carre |
| 22-Dec | | Sabine NWR |
| 14-Dec | | Shreveport |
| 27-Dec | | St Tammany |
| 21-Dec | | Sweet Lake-Cam Pr |
|   | | Tensas |
| 28-Dec | | Thibodaux |
| | | Venice |
| 17-Dec | | White Lake |


| | |

|
 

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Date: 10/30/19 10:55 am
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Whooping Crane Sentencing Friday in Lafayette
Those interested in attending to show support for a tougher consequence for this type of shooting should meet at in front of the courthouse at 9 a.m.

Gilvin P. Aucoin, Jr., who shot a Whooping Crane in Evangeline Parish in July 2018 is scheduled for a change of plea and sentencing hearing on Friday November 1st. It will be in
Courtroom 6 at the Western District Courthouse in Lafayette.

No cell phones are allowed in the courthouse!
 
Federal Courthouse
800 Lafayette Street
Lafayette Louisiana 70501
 
Representatives from the International Crane Foundation will be there along with representatives from Louisiana organizations.

Judith O’Neale


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Judith O’Neale
Lafayette, LA
 

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Date: 10/30/19 10:33 am
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS Fall Meeting Checklist
I left off Ovenbird for Saturday which makes our total 144.


Add for Sunday:
Nelson’s Sparrow
Short-billed Dowitcher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Blue-headed Vireo
Carolina Chickadee

Judith

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Judith O’Neale
Lafayette, LA
 

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Date: 10/29/19 10:49 am
From: Brian Debs <brian.m.debs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grounded Virginia Rail
This Saturday morning my dog spotted a Virginia Rail under a parked car on
St Andrew St, right off St Charles in New Orleans. I think it had taken
shelter there from the wind storm Friday night. Poor quality picture in the
ebird report below:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S60942553

I was a little worried about it being there, as it was pretty busy for a
Saturday morning (half marathon on St Charles that morning), but I figured
the best thing I could do for it was get a nosy dog out of its face.

Thanks,
Brian
 

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Date: 10/29/19 10:23 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Golden plover St Tammany parish
Finally after 2 other attempts, just saw the continuing, injured American
Golden plover. All the way to end of Lake rd in Madisonville.
 

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Date: 10/29/19 8:29 am
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs
HELP - send info on the CBC dates for LA counts to me at <Progne99...> Need to have it for LOS newsletter - deadline Nov. 1.




Marty Floyd
 

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Date: 10/29/19 7:58 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Vermilion flycatcher St Tammany parish
Hello. Just refound adult female at Jean Pelloat park in Madisonville. Has
been there about a week. Flew in to playback. Park is included in
Madisonville--Tchefuncte River Mouth and Environs hotspot.
 

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Date: 10/29/19 7:54 am
From: Oscar Johnson <ojohns7...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated Flycatcher Baton Rouge
Hi all,

I just found an Ash-throated Flycatcher on East Chimes Street in Baton Rouge. The bird was flycatching from a tall pine tree and a broad oak in the yard of some frat houses opposite a large new parking lot just constructed on Chimes Street.

A poor dig-bined cell phone photo is in my eBird list: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61019967

Oscar

--
Oscar Johnson

Ph.D. Candidate
Brumfield lab
Museum of Natural Science, Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
<ojohns7...> http://www.oscarjohnson.net/
 

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Date: 10/28/19 4:27 pm
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS Fall Meeting Checklist
We enjoyed another good LOS meeting in Hackberry this past weekend with around 67 people registered. Cameron Parish Tourist Commission provided generous snacks for Friday night and Brown’s Grocery and Catering provided a delicious dinner Saturday night.

Unfortunately, the bird numbers were down. Please send any corrections for Saturday and Cameron Parish additions for Sunday that are not on the checklist. Please note that the list order is from the new AOU checklist.

LOS Fall Meeting October 26, 2019 Cameron Parish Snow Goose Blue-winged Teal Northern Shoveler ___Gadwall ___Mottled Duck Northern Pintail Pied-billed Grebe Eurasian Collared-Dove (I) Inca Dove White-winged Dove ___Mourning Dove ___Yellow-billed Cuckoo Ruby-throated Hummingbird Clapper Rail King Rail ___Virginia Rail Sora Purple Gallinule Common Gallinule American Coot Black-necked Stilt American Avocet ___American Oystercatcher Black-bellied Plover ___Killdeer Semipalmated Plover ___Piping Plover Snowy Plover Long-billed Curlew Ruddy Turnstone Sanderling Dunlin Least Sandpiper Western Sandpiper Long-billed Dowitcher ___Wilson's Snipe Spotted Sandpiper Lesser Yellowlegs Willet Greater Yellowlegs Laughing Gull ___Franklin's Gull Ring-billed Gull Herring Gull Gull-billed Tern ___Common Tern Caspian Tern Forster's Tern Royal Tern Sandwich Tern Black Skimmer Neotropic Cormorant Double-crested Cormorant Anhinga American White Pelican Brown Pelican Least Bittern Great Blue Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret Little Blue Heron Tricolored Heron ___Reddish Egret Cattle Egret Green Heron ___Black-crowned Night-Heron White Ibis ___Glossy Ibis White-faced Ibis Roseate Spoonbill Black Vulture Turkey Vulture Osprey Northern Harrier ___Cooper's Hawk Bald Eagle ___Broad-winged Hawk Red-tailed Hawk ___Great Horned Owl Belted Kingfisher Downy Woodpecker Northern Flicker Crested Caracara ___American Kestrel Merlin Peregrine Falcon Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Eastern Wood-Pewee ___Empidonax sp. Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Loggerhead Shrike White-eyed Vireo ___Yellow-throated Vireo ___Red-eyed Vireo Blue Jay Tree Swallow Northern Rough-winged Swallow Barn Swallow ___Cliff Swallow ___Cave Swallow ___House Wren Sedge Wren Marsh Wren ___Blue-gray Gnatcatcher ___Ruby-crowned Kinglet Swainson's Thrush ___Hermit Thrush Gray Catbird Brown Thrasher Northern Mockingbird European Starling (I) ___White-throated Sparrow Seaside Sparrow Savannah Sparrow ___Swamp Sparrow Eastern Meadowlark ___Baltimore Oriole Red-winged Blackbird Brown-headed Cowbird Common Grackle Boat-tailed Grackle Great-tailed Grackle ___Golden-winged Warbler ___Black-and-white Warbler Tennessee Warbler Orange-crowned Warbler Common Yellowthroat ___Hooded Warbler ___American Redstart Magnolia Warbler Bay-breasted Warbler Blackburnian Warbler ___Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler ___Yellow-rumped Warbler Black-throated Green Warbler Summer Tanager ___Scarlet Tanager Northern Cardinal Rose-breasted Grosbeak ___Blue Grosbeak Indigo Bunting Total 143

Judith O’Neale
Lafayette, LA
 

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Date: 10/28/19 8:39 am
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Parish birding 10/26, 27
Paul/Labird:

Visits to Bayou Sauvage NWR on Saturday (w/ Joan Garvey) and Grand Isle on Sunday (w/ Joan and Wendy Rhiner) yielded similar landbird migrant action. We tripped a number of filters for late birds or late migrant numbers. Tennessee Warblers on GI led the way among 16 species of warbler with 50+ individuals. We also had a late Acadian, a Swainson's Thrush and multiple Woods, lots of pewees and White-eyed Vireos, and a W. Kingbird at the state park. The most astonishing sight was 3 Bay-breasted and a Magnolias feeding on the close-cropped lawn beneath the observation tower at the state park.

The number of birds in the impoundment at Recovery 1 in Bayou Sauvage NWR Saturday was very impressive (5,000+), as reported earlier by Peter Yaukey. The highlight there was two Wood Storks, a parish bird for me, which I have been looking for these many years.

Best bird Sunday on Grand Isle was a Calliope Hummingbird in the first patch of Turk's cap along the asphalt trail at Griletta. We saw this bird briefly and all felt it was a Calliope but the look was very brief so it went into the list as "hummingbird sp." However, at one point later a hummer zipped over our heads in the direction of the patch of flowers. Quick eyed and quick draw Joan managed to get off a couple of camera shots when it stopped briefly at ruellia along the path, but did not realize it was in fact the Calliope until she looked at the photos this morning.

David Muth
New Orleans

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Paul Conover
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:54 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Parish birding 10/26, 27

Labird,

      I birded Vermilion Parish Saturday and Sunday and found the birding noteworthy. It'll be interesting to see how this report compares to reports from Cameron and Grand Isle.

     Long story short, I spent a lot of time birding small woodlots in ag land and int the marsh. In the marsh, some of those woodlots amounted to one or two small hackberries. Regardless of where I stopped, migrants were varied and numerous. Every stop had a good variety of warblers.

    Notable in terms of what made eBird lists were 73 individuals of 16 warbler species including double digit Magnolia and Tennessee, multiple Bay-breasted, only 2 redstarts, and zero Yellowrumps. Pewees were all over; at the end of the highway I kicked up a bunting flock that settled in rattlebox plants; one rattlebox plant about 5 feet tall held 6 or so buntings, 1 Tennessee, and 2 pewees. White-eyed Vireos were also abundant.

    Two Common Ground Doves feeding in the road miles apart on Freshwater City Road (a highway through the marsh) seemed like they might have found themselves in a place they'll want to leave soon. I was hoping some stranger ground feeders might find themselves in the same place, but if so, I missed them.

     Birds a bit late or soon to be were Swainson's Thrush, multiple Yellow-throated Vireos, Acadian Flycatcher...

Most notable bird of the weekend was a Calling Couch's Kingbird on Cemetery Road south of Wright. The kingbird was pretty cooperative; location is on this checklist if anyone is interested to see if it's still there: https://ebird.org/checklist/S60937250

Paul Conover

Lafayette

 

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Date: 10/28/19 7:46 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] common ground doves
I add ditto your observations Bill. Horace Jeter recorded invasions in period 1950-1954, 1976-77, and a number of birders records January through December 1993. I am probably missing some other periods that are now loaded into eBird. Also as you mention I have seen them on the margins of agricultural field roads and trails, often near isolated groups of trees in those cotton field type locations. These treed spots near which where I recall most sightings of Common Ground Dove tend to be near tractor barns and homes or abandoned home sites and likewise some weeds or dewberry vines are in there. I will be watching those kinds of places thank to you and Paul's heads-up.
Paul Dickson


-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of bill fontenot
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2019 8:32 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] common ground doves

on 27 October Paul Conover wrote:

“Two Common Ground Doves feeding in the road miles apart on Freshwater City Road (a highway through the marsh) seemed like they might have found themselves in a place they'll want to leave soon.”

On the same day, at 10:20am I flushed 3 Common Ground Doves off of Wilderness Trail Rd (a hard-surfaced road[!]; northeastern Lafayette parish) whilst making a BBQ run.....this was my first encounter of common ground dove ON a hard-surfaced road.

The location was immediately between Bayou Vermilion and an extensive mowed area associated with Wilderness Campground. Like Paul, i believe these birds were on the move.

Interestingly, we hosted 3-4 Common Ground Doves each of the first 6 or so winters after moving here (1.5mi north of Wilderness Campground, as the dove flies) in 1982. Back then, our home-made half-mile gravel access road off of Wilderness Trail traversed a freshly abandoned cattle pasture which was fast filling with big patches of blackberry, ragweed, goldenrod, etc. Daily, the doves worked the edges of the road (fallen grass/weed seed?), when flushed, they’d flit to the nearest openings amidst the briars and weeds.

In my birding experience, 99% of my common ground dove encounters have come in winter, on/off gravel/dirt roads traversing harvested croplands.

Btw, today all of that half mile stretch of access toad is lined in grown - up bottomland hardwood forest. No more ground doves....

Cheers,
Bill Fontenot
Lower Prairie Basse
N Lafayette parish LA
 

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Date: 10/28/19 6:32 am
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] common ground doves
on 27 October Paul Conover wrote:

“Two Common Ground Doves feeding in the road miles apart on Freshwater City Road (a highway through the marsh) seemed like they might have found themselves in a place they'll want to leave soon.”

On the same day, at 10:20am I flushed 3 Common Ground Doves off of Wilderness Trail Rd (a hard-surfaced road[!]; northeastern Lafayette parish) whilst making a BBQ run.....this was my first encounter of common ground dove ON a hard-surfaced road.

The location was immediately between Bayou Vermilion and an extensive mowed area associated with Wilderness Campground. Like Paul, i believe these birds were on the move.

Interestingly, we hosted 3-4 Common Ground Doves each of the first 6 or so winters after moving here (1.5mi north of Wilderness Campground, as the dove flies) in 1982. Back then, our home-made half-mile gravel access road off of Wilderness Trail traversed a freshly abandoned cattle pasture which was fast filling with big patches of blackberry, ragweed, goldenrod, etc. Daily, the doves worked the edges of the road (fallen grass/weed seed?), when flushed, they’d flit to the nearest openings amidst the briars and weeds.

In my birding experience, 99% of my common ground dove encounters have come in winter, on/off gravel/dirt roads traversing harvested croplands.

Btw, today all of that half mile stretch of access toad is lined in grown - up bottomland hardwood forest. No more ground doves....

Cheers,
Bill Fontenot
Lower Prairie Basse
N Lafayette parish LA
 

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Date: 10/27/19 4:54 pm
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Parish birding 10/26, 27
Labird,

      I birded Vermilion Parish Saturday and Sunday and found the
birding noteworthy. It'll be interesting to see how this report compares
to reports from Cameron and Grand Isle.

     Long story short, I spent a lot of time birding small woodlots in
ag land and int the marsh. In the marsh, some of those woodlots amounted
to one or two small hackberries. Regardless of where I stopped, migrants
were varied and numerous. Every stop had a good variety of warblers.

    Notable in terms of what made eBird lists were 73 individuals of 16
warbler species including double digit Magnolia and Tennessee, multiple
Bay-breasted, only 2 redstarts, and zero Yellowrumps. Pewees were all
over; at the end of the highway I kicked up a bunting flock that settled
in rattlebox plants; one rattlebox plant about 5 feet tall held 6 or so
buntings, 1 Tennessee, and 2 pewees. White-eyed Vireos were also abundant.

    Two Common Ground Doves feeding in the road miles apart on
Freshwater City Road (a highway through the marsh) seemed like they
might have found themselves in a place they'll want to leave soon. I was
hoping some stranger ground feeders might find themselves in the same
place, but if so, I missed them.

     Birds a bit late or soon to be were Swainson's Thrush, multiple
Yellow-throated Vireos, Acadian Flycatcher...

     Most notable bird of the weekend was a Calling Couch's Kingbird on
Cemetery Road south of Wright. The kingbird was pretty cooperative;
location is on this checklist if anyone is interested to see if it's
still there: https://ebird.org/checklist/S60937250

Paul Conover

Lafayette
 

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Date: 10/27/19 3:15 pm
From: Terry Davis <terkchip...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bossier migrants/ winter arrivals 10/27/19
Hi all, not much to report but I did have my FOF Ruby-crowned Kinglet (and ridiculously late in terms of detection) calling from the neighbors large crap myrtle today a little after noon. Also noted 2 female-type Ruby-throated Hummingbird squabbling over the tall Tithonia and small red morning glory. Never saw them at the feeders today. Also to note- back in last week of September- 1st week October I also had a very large and notably gray-backed Archilochus but it was spooky, not awarding decent looks, often hanging, feeding and perching low in a turk’s cap, blue vervain and salvia thicket.
The White-throated Sparrow numbers seem terribly low this fall, with 2 birds only heard calling today.
There was a Northern Mockingbird giving a rambling song (typical of hym, unless this thought process has changed?), also back in late Sep-early- 2nd week of Oct that was mostly comprised of Baltimore Oriole song/ phrases. This struck me as comparatively odd The bird was super adept at it and given the broken, rambling nature of the song, it was quite uncanny!
For butterfly lovers- the Monarch were in good number late September-early Oct as well, with 15-20 individuals often being seen. There were 8 on the large/ tall Tithonia earlier this afternoon, which in my yard and parents next door, they seem to prefer over torch. The torch also do not seem to really be “torch”- as they grow to around 8’. Smaller butterflies and skippers have been low lately.

Cheers,

Terry

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Date: 10/27/19 8:39 am
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Say’s Phoebe
Where exactly at the red center did you see it?

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 9:31 AM Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
wrote:

> At Willow Island recreation center at 9:30 AM 10/26/19.
>
> Jay Huner
>
 

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Date: 10/27/19 7:31 am
From: Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Say’s Phoebe
At Willow Island recreation center at 9:30 AM 10/26/19.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 10/26/19 4:04 pm
From: Terry Davis <terkchip...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bossier City/ Bossier par fall migrants. SLOW!
Hi all, didn’t write the date down but I had 2 Common Yellowthroat (FOF) and 1 House Wren on the morning of the same date when Erik Johnson reported them. The COYE re-found next day with more time, proved to both be hatch-year males, which hung around several days, then one continuing (or possibly a new bird) into first week October. A Least Flycatcher also worked the big pecan and a large neighboring live oak briefly the day before the COYE were found. Warblers otherwise have been zero here!
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (good numbers late afternoons to sse) and Indigo Bunting (smaller numbers mostly to ssw) passed through really well in the last week of September and first 2 weeks of October. No RBGR seen yet, as others have been reporting. Predawn flight call of Lincoln’s Sparrow (FOF) near end of September was nice.
A single White-throated Sparrow (FOF) was heard giving it’s metallic “pink” from a close neighboring yard on the morning of 10-23.
Eastern Phoebe (FOF) today, 10-26 in back on wire. Another HOWR also in my yard. Migrants seem really late arriving, considering very close proximity to Red River. Stoner woods are very close also, not far from being straight across the river from me. RTHU fell to zero from 4-6 birds (count without extrapolation) about 4-5 days ago.

Good birding,

Terry

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/24/19 7:03 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Recovery Road far impoundment still rockin'
I took another couple birders from out of town down to the far impoundment along Recovery Rd today in the Bayou Sauvage NWR, beyond the landfill mound. Water is still low despite the rain the other day, and it is still chock full of birds. Since I was guiding I again didn't take time to make counts, but there were good numbers of large waders (including lots of Plegadis), white pelicans, blue-winged teal, b n stilts, avocets, dowitchers, and peeps. Shorebirds identified included Marbled Godwit (12), Stilt Sandpiper, Dunlin, Semipalmated Sandpiper, both yellowlegs, but I did not put as much effort into sorting through them as I would normally.

There were decent numbers of migrants along the Recovery Rd itself, including a Clay-colored Sparrow.

We also looked into the part of the impoundment closer to Hwy 90, from atop the levee farther east along highway 90, and there were about 80 roseate spoonbills there along with generally good numbers of birds as well.

Peter Yaukey

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Date: 10/24/19 4:12 pm
From: Christine Kooi <cjkooi...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fall Meeting in Hackberry
Forecast for Hackberry on Sat. says partly cloudy with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s.

Christine Kooi
Baton Rouge

________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Wise, Jon <Wise...>
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:15 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fall Meeting in Hackberry

Any weather updates for Saturday?

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Date: 10/24/19 12:15 pm
From: Wise, Jon <Wise...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fall Meeting in Hackberry
Any weather updates for Saturday?

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Date: 10/23/19 6:42 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lil Piney Park, Elizabeth, Allen Parish, LA Birds 10/23/19
Had a nice visit to Lil Piney Park this morning. Just like the quad project some years ago, the first few visits generate nice total lists. Then, the birding gets a bit monotonous. Of course, if you visit a site repeatedly through a year, seasons change and new birds show up with each season. Today I found a small and unexpected flock of Blue-winged Teal in the park's small pond. Also had four Double-crested Cormorants fly over. Found my first Hermit Thrush of the year. Managed to get a few decent images that are included with the link below.

Despite daily birding in central Louisiana, I still have only one sparrow, a Chipping Sparrow at Cotile Lake, and none at the park.

Jay Huner


https://ebird.org/checklist/S60872869
 

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Date: 10/22/19 8:05 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fall Migration in Central Louisiana
I don't recommend trying to bird when your eyes have been dilated. Looking through sun glasses that are covering your regular glasses is a bit complicated. My eyes were starting to recover around 3:30 PM today and I went out in my yard on Cotile Lake in Rapides Parish. Afternoons aren't especially good birding here but I found a mixed flock of songbirds working the trees and bushes in my yard and adjacent properties. The biggest surprise was a male Scarlet Tanager with its yellowish/greenish body and black wings. Didn't find any obvious migrant warblers like Connie Guillory located over the weekend or any sparrows she reported from the Hummingbird Garden in Grant Parish. But, they're obviously coming. A friend called to say she had a odd looking hummingbird - location on LA 28 about three miles west of Gardner, LA - that was clearly an Allen's/Rufous Hummingbird.

My yard checklist can be accessed with the following ebird link.

Jay Huner


https://ebird.org/checklist/S60855868
 

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Date: 10/22/19 7:21 pm
From: Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagles 10-22-19 Bonnet Carre and Morganza Spillway
I worked in Baton Rouge today, and on the drive from Metairie this morning, I spotted three adult bald eagles.
One was right as I got on the elevated expressway, and it flew towards Kenner.
The next was on a pole on the river side of the elevated expressway, at mile marker 219.
The third was on a pole also on the river side at mile marker 217.6.
Both nests on both the 310 split and the lone tree were unoccupied.
As I was feeling adventurous, after my assignment in Baton Rouge, I headed to the Morganza Spillway.
Before I reached the government building, I pulled over to the gravel, where I had a beautiful juvenile bald eagle glide slowly right over me.  Absolutely gorgeous, with his splotches.  I believe this same bird, or perhaps another juvenile, came to light in some trees by a congregation of white egrets before the forebay.
After I got back in my car and drove toward the forebay, an adult bald eagle flew right over my car.
After driving over the forebay structure, I could see the Spillway nest, which was unoccupied, but there was an adult bald eagle perched at the new manmade nest, not actually in the nest, but on the "branch" next to it.
How exciting!  Maybe they will use the new structure this year!
No pictures of eagles, as there is no place to really pull over and take pictures, but it was an absolutely gorgeous day, and totally worth making the long trip.  The beautiful colors of the evening sky over False River as I made my way home was just icing on the cake!
Happy birding, y'all!
Terri
 

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Date: 10/22/19 8:52 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
LABIRDers,

I am seeing a nice passage of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks the last few days.
Even though the seed trays are well stocked with sunflower seed, one of the
males has been preferentially consuming suet.Other migrants are rather
scarce.

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

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Date: 10/19/19 7:25 pm
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Productive afternoon in Slidell
Labird:

Good looks at 12 warbler species on Carr Dr. this afternoon. Highlights: an unexpected YTWA, BBWA and FOS Orange-Crowned and Pine. A very productive afternoon.

Wendy Rihner
Slidell





> On Oct 19, 2019, at 9:12 PM, Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> wrote:
>
> 297 Carr Dr, Slidell US-LA (30.2244,-89.8403)
> Oct 19, 2019
> 6:56 PM
> Traveling
> 0.50 miles
> 60 Minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.6 Build 18
>
> 23 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
> 1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
> 4 Mourning Dove
> 1 Clapper Rail
> 3 Killdeer
> 5 Double-crested Cormorant
> 19 Brown Pelican
> 3 Great Blue Heron
> 14 Great Egret
> 2 Snowy Egret
> 1 Little Blue Heron
> 1 Tricolored Heron
> 2 Downy Woodpecker
> 1 White-eyed Vireo
> 1 Loggerhead Shrike
> 7 Blue Jay
> 2 Tree Swallow
> 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> 7 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> 1 House Wren
> 3 Northern Mockingbird
> 2 Wood Thrush
> 13 Red-winged Blackbird
> 6 Common Grackle
> 2 Black-and-white Warbler
> 1 Tennessee Warbler
> 1 Orange-crowned Warbler
> 4 Common Yellowthroat
> 1 Magnolia Warbler
> 1 Bay-breasted Warbler
> 1 Yellow Warbler
> 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
> 1 Palm Warbler
> 1 Pine Warbler
> 1 Yellow-throated Warbler
> 1 Black-throated Green Warbler
> 2 Northern Cardinal
>
> Number of Taxa: 37
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/19/19 6:10 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Migration Today
Joan Garvey and I went to South Point at Bayou Sauvage NWR this morning on the spur of the moment after seeing the TS Nestor wind forecast, and knowing the wind conditions that Dr. Yaukey has documented as being good for early morning "return flights". Winds at dawn were pretty light but steady out of the NNW, and by 0710 hours a big northeastward correction flight began that continued until noon, peaking between 0745 and 0915. It is hard to get decent estimates with only two people under such circumstances since we are both trying to i.d. birds instead of counting, but we did a few timed counts. Very, very conservatively, we had over 10,000 birds. We left the point and worked our way along the woodline to the southwest, and birds continued to move low over the woods, and in the woods. Most migrants in the woods were moving towards the point until about 1100, whereafter there was no particular obvious direction of movement. A few birds continued overhead until about noon, and even later INBU flushed in the marsh took off to the northeast.

Here are the counts:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S60755609

https://ebird.org/checklist/S60755448

https://ebird.org/checklist/S60755251

David Muth
New Orleans
 

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Date: 10/19/19 3:34 pm
From: Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Inca dives
Pair of Inca doves right at gate/entrance to Woodlands Conservancy property, West Bank, New Orleans. I played vocalization, and one of the birds reacted very aggressively. Right now.
Tom Sherry
 

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Date: 10/19/19 1:19 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail
Also some decent migrant activity here in our Marrero yard; Eastern
Wood-Pewee, White-eyed, Philadelphia & Red-eyed Vireos, White-throated
Sparrow, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, Rose-breasted & Blue Grosbeaks and
loads of Indigos. In the last several days we've also had redstart,
Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Yellow-rumped
& Pine Warblers, and Common Yellowthroat. -JZ and Linda

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 2:56 PM Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
wrote:

> Interesting. This is what was present yesterday at Peveto Woods and Willow
> Island in Cameron Parish.
>
> Jay Huner
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <
> <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Jed Pitre <
> <feralbiologist...>
> Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:43 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail
>
> There’s a significant movement of birds today at the
> Woodlands Conservancy Woodlands Trail in Belle Chasse
> today, including: Wood Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Catbirds,
> Indigo Bunting, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Magnolia
> Warbler, Ovenbird, American Redstart, Robins, Eastern
> Wood-Pewee and House Wren.
>
> If you have some spare time and want to do some
> birding, things were still hopping when we left about
> an hour ago.
>
> Jed Pitre
>


--
James W. Beck
City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
2100 Leon C. Simon Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122
<loxosceles928...>
<jwbeck...>
 

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Date: 10/19/19 12:58 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail
Good activity today on the Northshore also... Mandeville and Folsom.

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 2:56 PM Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...> wrote:

> Interesting. This is what was present yesterday at Peveto Woods and Willow
> Island in Cameron Parish.
>
> Jay Huner
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <
> <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Jed Pitre <
> <feralbiologist...>
> Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:43 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail
>
> There’s a significant movement of birds today at the
> Woodlands Conservancy Woodlands Trail in Belle Chasse
> today, including: Wood Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Catbirds,
> Indigo Bunting, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Magnolia
> Warbler, Ovenbird, American Redstart, Robins, Eastern
> Wood-Pewee and House Wren.
>
> If you have some spare time and want to do some
> birding, things were still hopping when we left about
> an hour ago.
>
> Jed Pitre
>
 

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Date: 10/19/19 12:56 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail
Interesting. This is what was present yesterday at Peveto Woods and Willow Island in Cameron Parish.

Jay Huner
________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Jed Pitre <feralbiologist...>
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:43 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail

Theres a significant movement of birds today at the
Woodlands Conservancy Woodlands Trail in Belle Chasse
today, including: Wood Thrush, Swainsons Thrush, Catbirds,
Indigo Bunting, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Magnolia
Warbler, Ovenbird, American Redstart, Robins, Eastern
Wood-Pewee and House Wren.

If you have some spare time and want to do some
birding, things were still hopping when we left about
an hour ago.

Jed Pitre
 

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Date: 10/19/19 12:43 pm
From: Jed Pitre <feralbiologist...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Woodlands Trail
There’s a significant movement of birds today at the
Woodlands Conservancy Woodlands Trail in Belle Chasse
today, including: Wood Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Catbirds,
Indigo Bunting, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Magnolia
Warbler, Ovenbird, American Redstart, Robins, Eastern
Wood-Pewee and House Wren.

If you have some spare time and want to do some
birding, things were still hopping when we left about
an hour ago.

Jed Pitre
 

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Date: 10/19/19 7:08 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch
Just saw one colorful RBNU in my backyard. Trying to get a photo now....
Janine in Folsom
St Tammany parish
 

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Date: 10/18/19 8:47 am
From: Johnson, Erik <Erik.Johnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Black-throated Gray Warbler - Sunset
LAbird,

The birding Gods were good to me this morning. Stumbled across a female Black-throated Gray Warbler in the backyard (Sunset, St. Landry Parish). If accepted by the LBRC, it would appear to be the first non-coastal Parish record. Unfortunately, it wasn't a very extended look and I wasn't able to get photos, but I have no question on the ID. I'll check a few more times throughout the day, but other warblers were also mainly just passing through - Parula, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green, Pine, Magnola, C. Yellowthroat, and Ovenbird were also around.

Full eBird list:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S60713687

Happy birding!
Erik Johnson
Sunset, LA
erik.johnson AT audubon.org
 

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Date: 10/18/19 7:41 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Sparrows arrive
I found Chipping and White-throated Sparrows in the yard and property this
morning. I heard what I thought was White-throateds late yesterday
afternoon. Yellow-rumped Warbler have increased. I've seen 3 at one time
in the poison ivy vines. There were 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds yesterday
afternoon, but I have not seen nor heard one this morning.

Roselie Overby

Oak Grove in West Carroll Parish
 

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Date: 10/17/19 1:37 pm
From: Johnson, Erik <Erik.Johnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Big Sit summary
Hello LAbirders,

Six Big Sit! teams spread across south Louisiana, and did an amazing job finding birds without leaving their respective 17-ft diameter circle. Collectively, 110 people participated and 139 bird species were found.

I wrote up a summary that can be found here:
https://la.audubon.org/press-release/louisiana-big-sit-summary-2019

Happy fall birding!
Erik Johnson
Director of Bird Conservation
Audubon Louisiana
 

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Date: 10/16/19 9:11 am
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS Fall Meeting Reminder
The LOS Fall Meeting will be October 25-26 in Hackberry LA.

All information can be found on our website:
http://losbird.org/meetings.htm

The cut-off date for the dinner reservations for Saturday night is October 21. Please register for that date if you wish to join us for the excellent dinner.

It is very helpful if we have your registration before the meeting. So please let me know if you plan to attend.

It is best to check with the Mainstay lodge, they may be booked for the weekend.

Hope to see you in Hackberry!

Judith


Sent from Mail for Windows 10

Judith O’Neale
LOS Treasurer
Lafayette, LA
 

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Date: 10/15/19 6:38 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Incoming Ducks
Yesterday afternoon - 10/14/19, I spotted some distant objects swimming a couple of hundred yards away from my pier on the east side of Cotile Lake, Rapides Parish, LA. Checked with my binoculars and it was a small flock of 2 drake and 3 hen Ruddy Ducks. It was mid-afternoon just after a period of a couple of hours of moderate rain. I'm located about a mile west of the dam where diving ducks, especially Ruddy Ducks, spend most of their time. I get the feeling that the ducks were incoming from further north, came through the clouds and landed. They were clearly feeding.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 10/14/19 1:42 pm
From: programs braudubon.org <programs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] *Reminder: BRAS presentation this Thurs, Oct 17th
*REMINDER: Baton Rouge Audubon Society Presentation this Thursday, Oct 17th.  

The next BRAS presentation is scheduled for October 17th. Please note this is the third Thursday of the month (not our usual second Thursday). You do not need to be a BRAS member to attend.

PRESENTATION TITLE: A Migratory Songbird Connects Forested Wetlands Across Continents

PRESENTER: Katie Percy, Avian Biologist, Audubon Louisiana | National Audubon Society

DESCRIPTION: Katie Percy, Avian Biologist with Audubon Louisiana, will present the most recent results from a study of migratory connectivity in the Prothonotary Warbler. This research was initiated by the Baton Rouge Audubon Society and the Louisiana Bird Observatory, and has grown to include collaborators from across the species breeding range. Such large-scale collaboration has resulted in remarkable insights into migratory routes, stopover locations and duration, and the location of overwintering grounds.
 
DATE:  Thursday, October 17th    
 
TIME:  7:00 - 8:00 PM; Refreshments offered 6:45 - 7:00 PM
 
LOCATION: BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's *Education Building*
10533 N. Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
 
*Please note that the location is NOT the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. It is the Education Building, which is located on the back corner of N. Glenstone Place, a U-shaped street off of Bluebonnet Blvd. The Education Building has a swamp mural painted on the front.
 
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).
 
Please RSVP if you plan on attending (<programs...>) so that we can add your name to the guest list.
 
Thank you,
Katie Percy
Baton Rouge Audubon Society
 
[www.braudubon.org](http://www.braudubon.org)
 

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Date: 10/14/19 7:06 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Yellow-rumped Warbler
A definite FOS Yellow-rumped Warbler was up in the trees this morning. I
thought I had one a week ago, but I didn't get a great look and eBird
labeled as being too early so I deleted it. This one was chipping quietly.
A female Summer Tanager was also going through the yard. Two Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers were communicating in a tree in the backyard while 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks fed at sunflower seed feeders.

Roselie Overby

Oak Grove in W Carroll Parish
 

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Date: 10/14/19 7:05 am
From: Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Migration in Full Swing
Migratory birds plentiful now in my yard. Last Sunday I watched a redstart, magnolia warbler, and northern parula in a flock with chickadees, DOWO, and gnatcatcher. On Wednesday I had a Tennessee warbler. Yesterday I saw a female-plumaged rose-breasted grosbeak, at least 5 magnolia warblers (based on distinctive plumages), at least five indigo buntings on the ground eating grass seed in my overgrown lawn, and a golden-winged warbler. Last night at 9:15 PM I noticed a massive migration overhead based on call notes approximately every second. This morning an ovenbird was feeding in the open beneath my sunflower seed feeder.

Thomas W. Sherry (<tsherry...>)
New Orleans, Westbank
 

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Date: 10/13/19 8:34 pm
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Monk Parakeets in the New Orleans area
"I have no hesitation in adding this species to the state list as a
successfully introduced exotic."

George H. Lowery Jr., Louisiana Birds, Black Francolin


Heck,

PauL Conover

Lafayette




On 10/13/2019 3:33 PM, Jay V Huner wrote:
> Jon,
>
> Well, you'll have to convince LOS's Bird Record Committee that they are "countable"! I don't recall. Were you associated with the report in the Journal of Louisiana Ornithology (correct name?) that documented the long term presence and breeding success of Monk Parakeets in Louisiana?
>
> Regards,
>
>
> Jay Huner
>
> PS - Monk Parakeet is on my state list!
>
> .
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Wise, Jon <Wise...>
> Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2019 3:33 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Monk Parakeets in the New Orleans area
>
> In the last week, I have seen 8-10 several days in a row at their hangout on Carrollton Avenue near Five Happiness. Yesterday I had a flock of 18 on Avron in Metairie next to John Quincy Adams Middle School. They are, I believe the same group that has nested in the area for the past twenty years or so.
> Its almost as if they were trying to convince me they are a Louisiana resident species...
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>
> Chaffe McCall L.L.P. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail transmission, including attachments, if any, is intended for use only by the addressee(s) named herein and contains confidential and/or privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail or telephone and delete the original and destroy all electronic and other copies of this message. If you are the intended recipient but do not wish to receive communications through this medium, please so advise the sender immediately.
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Date: 10/13/19 7:55 pm
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] eBird Report - City Park--Wisner Tract (Old East Golf Course), Oct 13, 2019
I need to add a GWWA seen by K. Colley, bringing our warbler total to 14.



Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 13, 2019, at 1:01 PM, Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> wrote:
>
> 
> We had a great group of a total of 16 birders out in our little grove of trees in the Wisner Tract today for the inaugural Big Sit. What a tremendous day we had, too! Many great migrant and resident species. I finally have seen a Sharpie after a few years' drought!
>
> I thank everyone who participated; special kudos to John Nelson for helping me orient myself (a difficult task, to be sure), and let's meet again next year, same time, same place! A gorgeous day to boot.
>
> If any participants see that I have missed anything, please let me know.
>
>
> Wendy Rihner
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 12:55 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Wisner Tract (Old East Golf Course), Oct 13, 2019
> To: <wrihner...>
>
>
> City Park--Wisner Tract (Old East Golf Course), Orleans, Louisiana, US
> Oct 13, 2019 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: BIG SIT for Orleans Audubon; cool, gray skies until about 10 a.m. and then partly cloudy, none to slight breeze; very active
> 55 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Mourning Dove 9
> Chimney Swift 10
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
> Killdeer 1
> Anhinga 1
> Double-crested Cormorant 2
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Great Egret 4
> Cattle Egret 2
> White Ibis 12
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 juvenile
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Bald Eagle 1 immature
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1
> Belted Kingfisher 3
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 5
> Northern Flicker 1
> Peregrine Falcon 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 13
> Acadian Flycatcher 1
> White-eyed Vireo 1
> Yellow-throated Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Loggerhead Shrike 1
> Blue Jay 10
> American Crow 25
> Fish Crow 3
> Carolina Chickadee 8
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10
> House Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 4
> Gray Catbird 15
> Brown Thrasher 4
> Northern Mockingbird 5
> Swainson's Thrush 1
> Catharus sp. 1
> American Robin 1
> Ovenbird 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 5
> Tennessee Warbler 3
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Hooded Warbler 4
> American Redstart 3
> Northern Parula 1
> Magnolia Warbler 4
> Blackburnian Warbler 1 female
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1
> Wilson's Warbler 1
> Summer Tanager 3
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 7
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
> Indigo Bunting 14
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60585533
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 10/13/19 2:33 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] South Point: Indigo-dominated flight, Tropical/Couch's
LAbirders:

I visited South Pt today with a few other birders. There was a mild flight (by South Pt standards), dominated by Indigo Buntings as expected at this date. It was pretty slow until around 8:30 when it surprisingly jumped up, and around 230 Indigos passed in the next half hour. They were sprinkled with warblers(about a dozen in that 30 min). During the course of my visit there (others were there longer) we were able to identify Black-th Green, Magnolia, Redstart crossing- maybe a few others I am forgetting.

A Tropical/Couch's Kingbird was frequenting the point, but did not respond vocally to tape.

Peter Yaukey


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Date: 10/13/19 1:33 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jay.huner1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Monk Parakeets in the New Orleans area
Jon,

Well, you'll have to convince LOS's Bird Record Committee that they are "countable"! I don't recall. Were you associated with the report in the Journal of Louisiana Ornithology (correct name?) that documented the long term presence and breeding success of Monk Parakeets in Louisiana?

Regards,


Jay Huner

PS - Monk Parakeet is on my state list!

.
________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Wise, Jon <Wise...>
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2019 3:33 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Monk Parakeets in the New Orleans area

In the last week, I have seen 8-10 several days in a row at their hangout on Carrollton Avenue near Five Happiness. Yesterday I had a flock of 18 on Avron in Metairie next to John Quincy Adams Middle School. They are, I believe the same group that has nested in the area for the past twenty years or so.
Its almost as if they were trying to convince me they are a Louisiana resident species...

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Date: 10/13/19 12:55 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] morning visitor
To jump on the Rose-breasted Grosbeak train, Linda and I also had a male
today, along with a Blue Grosbeak, over 20 Indigos, a Summer Tanager, an
Eastern Wood-Pewee, Blackburnian, Magnolia, Black-throated Green Warblers
and others in our yard today. -jz

James W. Beck
Marrero, LA

On Sun, Oct 13, 2019, 14:44 janine robin <janinerobin1982...> wrote:

> I also just had an IM male RBGR in my backyard along with a Philadelphia
> vireo and Summer tanager.
> Have been looking at different locations for a PHVI and one showed up in
> the backyard...go figure...
> Folsom, St Tammany parish
>
> On Sun, Oct 13, 2019, 2:34 PM Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
> wrote:
>
> > Harriett, LABIRD,
> >
> > I also saw a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak this morning and there was one
> > yesterday. I think the one today was not the same individual as
> yesterday
> > because of differences in the plumage.
> >
> > Every morning, I get up early to watch for Eastern Screech-Owls. I see 1
> > almost every morning and occasionally I see 2. A couple of weeks ago, a
> > third owl flew through while I had eyes on 2 that were perched. A
> > screech-owl box has been up for nearly 2 years and owls have been in and
> > out of it, but there isn't a regular tenant - yet.
> >
> > 3 or 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird are present this morning. No winterers
> > have appeared yet.
> >
> > *Iron Nan*
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 8:20 AM Harriett Pooler <
> <harriett.pooler...>
> > >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > LaBird,
> > >
> > > I was treated to an adult male rose-breasted grosbeak this morning at
> my
> > > feeder! It was a welcome sight, and especially after reading we are 3
> > > billion less birds.
> > >
> > > Harriett Pooler
> > > Baton Rouge
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Nancy L Newfield
> > Casa Colibrí
> > Metairie, Louisiana USA
> > <nancy...>
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
>
 

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Date: 10/13/19 12:44 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] morning visitor
I also just had an IM male RBGR in my backyard along with a Philadelphia
vireo and Summer tanager.
Have been looking at different locations for a PHVI and one showed up in
the backyard...go figure...
Folsom, St Tammany parish

On Sun, Oct 13, 2019, 2:34 PM Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
wrote:

> Harriett, LABIRD,
>
> I also saw a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak this morning and there was one
> yesterday. I think the one today was not the same individual as yesterday
> because of differences in the plumage.
>
> Every morning, I get up early to watch for Eastern Screech-Owls. I see 1
> almost every morning and occasionally I see 2. A couple of weeks ago, a
> third owl flew through while I had eyes on 2 that were perched. A
> screech-owl box has been up for nearly 2 years and owls have been in and
> out of it, but there isn't a regular tenant - yet.
>
> 3 or 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird are present this morning. No winterers
> have appeared yet.
>
> *Iron Nan*
>
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 8:20 AM Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...>
> >
> wrote:
>
> > LaBird,
> >
> > I was treated to an adult male rose-breasted grosbeak this morning at my
> > feeder! It was a welcome sight, and especially after reading we are 3
> > billion less birds.
> >
> > Harriett Pooler
> > Baton Rouge
> >
>
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
 

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Date: 10/13/19 12:34 pm
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] morning visitor
Harriett, LABIRD,

I also saw a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak this morning and there was one
yesterday. I think the one today was not the same individual as yesterday
because of differences in the plumage.

Every morning, I get up early to watch for Eastern Screech-Owls. I see 1
almost every morning and occasionally I see 2. A couple of weeks ago, a
third owl flew through while I had eyes on 2 that were perched. A
screech-owl box has been up for nearly 2 years and owls have been in and
out of it, but there isn't a regular tenant - yet.

3 or 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird are present this morning. No winterers
have appeared yet.

*Iron Nan*

On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 8:20 AM Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...>
wrote:

> LaBird,
>
> I was treated to an adult male rose-breasted grosbeak this morning at my
> feeder! It was a welcome sight, and especially after reading we are 3
> billion less birds.
>
> Harriett Pooler
> Baton Rouge
>


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

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Date: 10/13/19 12:33 pm
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Wisner Tract (Old East Golf Course), Oct 13, 2019
We had a great group of a total of 16 birders out in our little grove of
trees in the Wisner Tract today for the inaugural Big Sit. What a
tremendous day we had, too! Many great migrant and resident species. I
finally have seen a Sharpie after a few years' drought!

I thank everyone who participated; special kudos to John Nelson for helping
me orient myself (a difficult task, to be sure), and let's meet again next
year, same time, same place! A gorgeous day to boot.

If any participants see that I have missed anything, please let me know.


Wendy Rihner

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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 12:55 PM
Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Wisner Tract (Old East Golf Course), Oct
13, 2019
To: <wrihner...>


City Park--Wisner Tract (Old East Golf Course), Orleans, Louisiana, US
Oct 13, 2019 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: BIG SIT for Orleans Audubon; cool, gray skies until about 10
a.m. and then partly cloudy, none to slight breeze; very active
55 species (+1 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 9
Chimney Swift 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Killdeer 1
Anhinga 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 4
Cattle Egret 2
White Ibis 12
Turkey Vulture 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 juvenile
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1 immature
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 13
Acadian Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 25
Fish Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
Gray Catbird 15
Brown Thrasher 4
Northern Mockingbird 5
Swainson's Thrush 1
Catharus sp. 1
American Robin 1
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 5
Tennessee Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 4
Hooded Warbler 4
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 4
Blackburnian Warbler 1 female
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Summer Tanager 3
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 14

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60585533

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

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Date: 10/13/19 12:33 pm
From: Kathy Rhodes <kathyrho...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Oak Ridge Community Park near Golden Meadow, LA
Stopped at Oak Ridge Community Park about 10:30 am on the way home from
Grand Isle, LA. It is on the 4 lane near Golden Meadow.

The trees were buzzing with birds. Plenty of magnolia warblers, male and
female summer tanagers, eastern wood pewee, 2 downy woodpeckers, a possible
swainson's warbler, Carolina chickadees, great blue heron, blue gray
gnatcatcher, at least 4 eastern bluebirds. Plenty more but we left due to
feeling insecure with a truck that came in and parked near us. It was an
awesome birding spot this morning. This was on the south end of the park in
a grove of oak trees near the heavy tree line.
 

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Date: 10/13/19 12:33 pm
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] YB sapsucker, RB grosbeaks
Two female type Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were on one of the sunflower
feeders. I managed to get some photos of one. A Red-headed Woodpecker
joined the usual Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers on the dead pines. Then
a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker flew into the pecan tree. First of season for
me. Two immature Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are still in yard. I saw a
small bird (kinglet size) moving in poison ivy on dead pine, but it started
to rain so I was unable to determine its id. Ebird list link is below.

Roselie Overby

Oak Grove in W Carroll Parish



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60579383


 

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Date: 10/13/19 12:33 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] nocturnal flight evident by sight and sound right now
LaBirders:

Just came in from a 5 minute moon watch- four small birds crossed the lunar orb, which is conveniently near full tonight.

There is also a good density of flight calls- average spacing between them probably 3-5 seconds in my hood, which is kinda noisy- seems like mainly thrushes.

The bird silhouettes seem way too far up in altitude to be the source of the call notes- interesting.

Peter

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Date: 10/13/19 12:33 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] nocturnal flight evident by sight and sound right now
Another 5 minutes just now tallied 8 silhouettes, and the call notes seem to have increased to being 2 seconds or so apart on average.

Also, a flock of 13 egrets (seemingly Snowy or Cattle sized) passed over headed southeast in V formation low enough to be barely visible in the city lights- migrants?
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From: Peter H Yaukey
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:53 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: nocturnal flight evident by sight and sound right now

LaBirders:

Just came in from a 5 minute moon watch- four small birds crossed the lunar orb, which is conveniently near full tonight.

There is also a good density of flight calls- average spacing between them probably 3-5 seconds in my hood, which is kinda noisy- seems like mainly thrushes.

The bird silhouettes seem way too far up in altitude to be the source of the call notes- interesting.

Peter

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Date: 10/13/19 12:32 pm
From: Wise, Jon <Wise...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Monk Parakeets in the New Orleans area
In the last week, I have seen 8-10 several days in a row at their hangout on Carrollton Avenue near Five Happiness. Yesterday I had a flock of 18 on Avron in Metairie next to John Quincy Adams Middle School. They are, I believe the same group that has nested in the area for the past twenty years or so.
It’s almost as if they were trying to convince me they are a Louisiana resident species...

Sent from my iPad


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Date: 10/13/19 12:31 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Recovery Rd getting good
LaBirders:

I took a couple out of town birders down Recovery Rd today in the Bayou Sauvage NWR.

The far impoundment (beyond the landfill mound) is now getting low enough to hold lots of birds. There were perhaps 5000 peeps in one flock in the southwest corner (very distant), maybe a hundred Avocets, a healthy scattering of teal and black-necked stilts and heronoids, maybe 40 white pelicans, a couple spoonbills, dowitcher sp, 3 willets, a few black terns, etc. Since I was guiding I did not have time to sort through most of the distant birds or spend time estimating numbers.

Peter

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Date: 10/13/19 12:31 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: cleaning bird feeders
LABIRD: FYI, although not restricted to Louisiana birds per se, relevant to all of us who have bird feeders:

The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130(1):313–320, 2018
The effectiveness of bird feeder cleaning methods with and without debris

Lisa M. Feliciano,1 Todd J. Underwood,1* and Daniel F. Aruscavage1

ABSTRACT—Although feeders provide supplementary food to wild birds, they can be a site of disease transmission. Periodic cleaning of bird feeders is recommended to prevent disease transmission, but little is known about which cleaning methods are most effective. We determined the effectiveness of 3 cleaning methods (scrubbing with soap and water, bleach soak, and scrubbing with soap and water followed by a bleach soak) in removing Salmonella from feeders with debris from normal field use and without debris. Feeders were inoculated with Salmonella enterica in the lab and then swabbed before and after cleaning to determine the percent reduction of Salmonella colony forming units (CFU/mL). All cleaning methods effectively reduced levels of Salmonella on feeders without debris, but the presence of debris significantly lowered the percent log reduction of Salmonella CFU/mL on feeders. The bleach soak and the scrubbing with soap and water plus bleach soak methods had a significantly higher percent reduction in Salmonella CFU/mL than the scrubbing with soap and water method overall. A significant interaction between debris and cleaning method was noted, however, indicating that the presence of debris greatly lowered the percent reduction of Salmonella CFU/mL on feeders cleaned with the scrubbing with soap and water method compared to other methods. Overall, we recommend either scrubbing with soap and water or a bleach soak to clean feeders with minimal debris, but suggest a combination of these 2 cleaning methods if feeders have heavy debris or if diseased birds are known to be in the area.

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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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