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10/17/17 9:39 am Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals
10/17/17 6:05 am Joelle Finley <jjf1946...> [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Hawk photos
10/17/17 4:48 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Hawk
10/16/17 7:46 pm Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...> [LABIRD-L] Two legs for the White-tailed Hawk
10/16/17 7:39 pm James V Remsen <najames...> Re: [LABIRD-L] New Nat Geo bird guide
10/16/17 7:34 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Hawk
10/16/17 6:58 pm dan purrington <oceanites1...> [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Hawk
10/16/17 5:18 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Cold fronts are awesome.
10/16/17 4:25 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle White-tailed Hawk
10/16/17 3:51 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals
10/16/17 3:13 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] New Nat Geo bird guide
10/16/17 7:26 am Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> [LABIRD-L] White tailed hawk on Grand Isle
10/16/17 6:32 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> Re: [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals
10/16/17 5:38 am Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals
10/15/17 4:23 pm David Muth <MuthD...> [LABIRD-L] Possible Bell's Vireo Recovery 1
10/15/17 2:36 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Waterfowl Forecast
10/15/17 2:22 pm Joelle Finley <jjf1946...> [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Hawk at 4:18pm
10/15/17 12:17 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA
10/15/17 10:13 am wright.949 <wright.949...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Grand Isle
10/15/17 10:00 am Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Grand Isle
10/15/17 9:48 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle White-tailed Hawk - re-found by Purrington
10/15/17 9:48 am dan purrington <oceanites1...> [LABIRD-L] Ethan
10/15/17 9:45 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Grand Isle
10/15/17 9:43 am John Romano <birderjuan...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Grand Isle
10/15/17 8:26 am Holly Morales <tashayoda3...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Flycatcher at Boy Scout Road, Lacombe
10/15/17 8:07 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Grand Isle
10/14/17 7:58 pm James V Remsen <najames...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Nashville Warbler in Southeast Louisiana
10/14/17 7:37 pm David Muth <MuthD...> [LABIRD-L] Nashville Warbler in Southeast Louisiana
10/14/17 1:34 pm Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Flycatcher at Boy Scout Road, Lacombe
10/14/17 11:13 am Holly Morales <tashayoda3...> [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Flycatcher at Boy Scout Road, Lacombe
10/14/17 10:02 am Joelle Finley <jjf1946...> [LABIRD-L] 2017 LOS Fall Meeting
10/13/17 9:39 am Wise, Jon <Wise...> [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest
10/13/17 6:29 am Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge
10/13/17 5:53 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge
10/13/17 4:26 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge
10/12/17 5:37 pm Melvin Weber <mweber...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron
10/12/17 11:43 am Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...> [LABIRD-L] Buff-bellied hummingbird
10/12/17 10:49 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Today in Folsom, LA backyard: 28 species
10/12/17 8:58 am Judith ONeale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] Wood Storks
10/12/17 7:38 am James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge
10/12/17 7:12 am William Brown <bljnbr...> [LABIRD-L] Snow Geese
10/11/17 3:35 pm Judith ONeale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] Wood Storks
10/10/17 6:36 pm David Muth <MuthD...> [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle eBird Hotspots
10/9/17 3:49 pm Clairedthomas <claire...> [LABIRD-L] Black-whiskered Vireo
10/9/17 1:27 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Scout Island, City Park, New Orleans, Oct 9, 2017
10/9/17 11:09 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Dry in central Louisiana
10/9/17 10:56 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO - Couturie Forest
10/9/17 6:55 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Golden-winged Warbler, others - Scout Island
10/8/17 8:03 pm Matt Brady <podoces...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
10/8/17 7:53 pm Ed Wallace <mottledduck...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
10/8/17 6:35 pm David Muth <MuthD...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
10/8/17 5:18 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
10/8/17 8:57 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Geese Rapides Parish
10/8/17 8:43 am Paul Edward Conover <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] White tailed hawks
10/8/17 6:47 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Geese Rapides Parish
10/8/17 5:02 am Evelyn Cooper <emcooper...> Re: [LABIRD-L] E. Bluebirds
10/7/17 2:43 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins
10/7/17 1:55 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins
10/7/17 1:19 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins
10/7/17 11:46 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins
10/7/17 9:08 am dnabldn <dnabldn...> [LABIRD-L] E. Bluebirds
10/7/17 8:09 am Leslee Reed <lesleekreed...> [LABIRD-L] Hummingbird
10/6/17 8:47 am Thomas Sylvest <syl917...> [LABIRD-L] LA Winter Hummingbird List
10/5/17 8:29 pm Chris Johnston <cmjohnston...> Re: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.
10/5/17 4:23 pm Ed Wallace <mottledduck...> Re: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.
10/5/17 3:54 pm Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> Re: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.
10/5/17 11:42 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.
10/4/17 5:37 pm James V Remsen <najames...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LATALK: Patterns in abundance of Louisiana's avifauna from the Louisiana Bird Atlas Project
10/4/17 1:44 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] LATALK: Patterns in abundance of Louisiana's avifauna from the Louisiana Bird Atlas Project
10/4/17 12:57 pm Mark Meunier <memeunier...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Couterie today
10/4/17 12:26 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Couterie today
10/4/17 6:34 am bill fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron bird
10/3/17 7:28 pm John Romano <birderjuan...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron bird
10/2/17 6:58 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Fall OAS-CBC Banquet - Dr. Van Remsen presents LSU's Discovery of 42+ New Bird Species
10/1/17 11:04 am Mac Myers <budogmacm...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron 30 Sept.
10/1/17 7:43 am Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron bird
10/1/17 6:28 am Mark Meunier <memeunier...> [LABIRD-L] Ani in Couturie
10/1/17 6:13 am Ed Wallace <mottledduck...> [LABIRD-L] Whimbrel at Boat launch at New Orleans Breakwater Point.
9/30/17 4:50 pm Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Western Wintering Hummingbird Report #2
9/30/17 12:44 pm Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Harris's Hawk in Kenner back with its owner
9/29/17 7:53 am Percy, Katie <kpercy...> [LABIRD-L] BRAS Presentation Thurs, Oct 26th
9/28/17 6:33 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Madison Parish Birds 9/28/17
9/28/17 5:46 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] migrants Catahoula NWR
9/28/17 2:58 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Early Eastern Phoebe etc.
9/28/17 10:57 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Scout Island, City Park, New Orleans, Sep 28, 2017
9/28/17 9:29 am Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Hurricane Relief Fundraiser TODAY ONLY!
9/28/17 6:37 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Hummingbird Feeders
9/28/17 6:04 am Melanie Neal <gardenpets1...> [LABIRD-L] Hummingbird Feeders
9/27/17 7:42 pm Holly Morales <tashayoda3...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Buff-bellied hummingbird
9/27/17 6:53 pm Tom Trenchard <trench19...> [LABIRD-L] New yard record
9/27/17 6:17 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] eBird -- Highland Dr. (yard) - Marrero, LA -- Sep 27, 2017
9/27/17 5:35 pm Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Drama along the Mississippi
9/27/17 5:31 pm Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Drama along the Mississippi
9/27/17 5:27 pm Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...> [LABIRD-L] Drama along the Mississippi
9/27/17 3:30 pm Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] National Geographic 7th edition
9/27/17 6:37 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird -- Millaudon Canal (Restricted Access) -- Sep 27, 2017
9/26/17 1:56 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Sep 26, 2017
9/26/17 1:45 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch in Allen Parish 9/26/17
9/26/17 8:31 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Note for St Tammany birders
9/25/17 3:20 pm Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest...addendum
9/25/17 8:59 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest...addendum
9/25/17 8:55 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Sep 25, 2017
9/24/17 9:45 am joan garvey <joanmgarvey1...> [LABIRD-L] Adult Bald Eagle
9/24/17 9:04 am James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Arctic Tern off Venice
9/23/17 2:06 pm Ed Wallace <mottledduck...> [LABIRD-L] Crescent Bird Club Trip
9/23/17 10:05 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Brown Booby - Causeway southbound
9/23/17 7:10 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Orleans Audubon Beginning Bird Watching Course
9/22/17 3:41 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Peveto Woods featured in USA Today
9/22/17 3:23 pm Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Peveto Woods featured in USA Today
9/22/17 3:21 pm Nancy Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Buff-bellied hummingbird
9/22/17 2:49 pm Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...> [LABIRD-L] Buff-bellied hummingbird
9/22/17 1:10 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Sep 22, 2017
9/22/17 9:51 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] (another) early Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Couturie Forest
9/21/17 3:58 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Audubon Project Featured in Audubon Magazine
9/19/17 7:33 pm thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] Modification to Saucer-style Hummingbird feeder
9/19/17 10:21 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] Olive-sided Flycatcher this AM, Brechtel Park in Algiers
9/19/17 8:47 am James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Saturday Venice boat trip -- 1 spot open
9/18/17 6:19 pm David Muth <MuthD...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles
9/18/17 5:38 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles
9/18/17 5:33 pm Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles
9/18/17 5:22 pm Charles Williams <chazbizz91...> [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles
9/18/17 1:20 pm dan purrington <oceanites1...> [LABIRD-L] GI, yesterday
9/18/17 7:04 am Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Loose Alliance Field Trip TOMORROW 9/16/17
 
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Date: 10/17/17 9:39 am
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals
Labirders,

FOS White-throated Sparrows at Catahoula NWR this morning. They've also
arrived at my yard in Jena - birding right now.

On Monday, October 16, 2017, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> wrote:

> labirders,
>
> Constant brisk northerly wind. I had 30+ Yellow-rumpeds at Catahoula
> NWR HQ Unit (La Salle Parish) this morning. Trying to keep an accurate
> count was a Fool's Errand, but my list has a tally of 33 for what that's
> worth. eBird flagged that as high. Nearly all were detected at the north
> end of Duck Lake where the road runs atop a levee between the lake to the
> south and a backwater slough/cove/thing to the north, creating a wide open
> space (I guess ~200') not including the lake. Some of the birds were heard
> or heard and seen simply flying over, many though were first heard in the
> trees on the north side of the slough. Now and then a small group would
> take off from there, pass over me, and on south across the lake or to the
> woods along the lake, calling as they went.
> Also had my FOS Yellow-bellied Sapsucker there, and there's more
> Long-billed Dowitchers and dowitcher sp. -- 300-ish that I could see this
> morning.
> There were a handful of Yellow-rumpeds and a RC Kinglet in the yard
> (Jena) around midday.
>
> On Saturday I went to Catahoula NWR HQ Unit and had a decent showing of
> fall/winter birds. A Wilson's Snipe, dozens of dowitchers, 165 Am. Avocets,
> a Sharp-shinned Hawk, AW Pelicans, GWF Geese, No. Pintails; southbound
> songbirds included Am. Redstart, Hooded Warbler, No. Parula, RB Grosbeak,
> Gray Catbird. From memory, might be forgetting some.
>
> Now, where's my White-throated Sparrows? : )
>
> Good Birding;
> Jonathan Clark
>
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 8:31 AM, Roselie Overby <
> <rosebird8791...>
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<rosebird8791...>');>> wrote:
>
>> I had two Yellow-rumped Warblers in the yard this morning, too. Indigo
>> Buntings are still moving through while 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
>> linger.
>> Roselie Overby
>> Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
>> [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<LABIRD-L...>');>] On Behalf
>> Of Jonathan Clark
>> Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 7:39 AM
>> To: <LABIRD-L...>
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<LABIRD-L...>');>
>> Subject: [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals
>>
>> Labirders,
>>
>> So far I've heard several Yellow-rumped Warblers at Catahoula NWR HQ
>> Unit this morning -- some as flyovers. FOS.
>>
>> Jonathan Clark
>>
>
>
 

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Date: 10/17/17 6:05 am
From: Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Hawk photos
Well let me add Ken's photo to the mix as well as mine. Please check out
the check list.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39948108

Joelle Finley
Ken Harris
New Orleans
 

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Date: 10/17/17 4:48 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Hawk
Yes, in Dan's photo, you can see the bird holding its right leg up under
its belly feathers - birds of prey (as well as waders, etc.) will do this
frequently. -jz

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On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:34 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
wrote:

> Hi, the hawk had 2 legs on the 14th per David Booth's photo.
>
> On Oct 16, 2017 8:58 PM, "dan purrington" <oceanites1...> wrote:
>
> > I have posted a photo of the WTHA I took yesterday. The bird was at
> least
> > 200 yds away, so the photo is not of the highest quality. I may be wrong
> > but the birds seems to be missing one foot.
> >
> > The image is at http://www.tulane.edu/~danny/wtha.html
> >
> > Dan Purrington
> >
>



--
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: 10/16/17 7:46 pm
From: Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Two legs for the White-tailed Hawk
https://flic.kr/p/CpooYo
 

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Date: 10/16/17 7:39 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] New Nat Geo bird guide
Two additional new features:

1.. Illustrations and species accounts of about 100 extinct species and accidentals, including Louisiana's Crowned Slaty Fycatcher.
2. Subspecies distribution maps for 57 species with well-marked subspecies.



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

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 16, 2017, at 5:13 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
>
> LABIRD: my copy of the new (7th) edition Nat Geo guide arrived today — wow, valuable upgrades! Something like 300 new illustrations including a complete overhaul of the hummingbird plates and something like 100 new hummer illustrations alone. Something like 700 range maps have been updated and are amazingly detailed and accurate. This is going to be the guide I carry from now on.
>
>
> ===================
>
> 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: 10/16/17 7:34 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Hawk
Hi, the hawk had 2 legs on the 14th per David Booth's photo.

On Oct 16, 2017 8:58 PM, "dan purrington" <oceanites1...> wrote:

> I have posted a photo of the WTHA I took yesterday. The bird was at least
> 200 yds away, so the photo is not of the highest quality. I may be wrong
> but the birds seems to be missing one foot.
>
> The image is at http://www.tulane.edu/~danny/wtha.html
>
> Dan Purrington
>
 

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Date: 10/16/17 6:58 pm
From: dan purrington <oceanites1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Hawk
I have posted a photo of the WTHA I took yesterday. The bird was at least
200 yds away, so the photo is not of the highest quality. I may be wrong
but the birds seems to be missing one foot.

The image is at http://www.tulane.edu/~danny/wtha.html

Dan Purrington
 

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Date: 10/16/17 5:18 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cold fronts are awesome.
What a lousy fall for the last month up here! Drought, drought, drought after a consistently wet and not very hot spring and summer. FINALLY had cooler temps this morning, but I couldn't bird until just after 6:00 this evening.

Stopped by a local private farm that has produced many past goodies and had a nice showing of winter species.

3 House Wren
1 Sedge Wren
1 RC Kinglet
At least a half dozen Yellow-rumps
1 imm White-crowned
3 Swamp Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow

AND a Palm Warbler. Only my 2nd for Claiborne Parish and only the 3rd I've ever found in North Louisiana.

John Dillon
Athens, LA

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/16/17 4:25 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle White-tailed Hawk
Josh Sylvest texted me to say that the WTHA was still present in the same
spot at 5:45 p.m. -jz

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

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Date: 10/16/17 3:51 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals
labirders,

Constant brisk northerly wind. I had 30+ Yellow-rumpeds at Catahoula NWR
HQ Unit (La Salle Parish) this morning. Trying to keep an accurate count
was a Fool's Errand, but my list has a tally of 33 for what that's worth.
eBird flagged that as high. Nearly all were detected at the north end of
Duck Lake where the road runs atop a levee between the lake to the south
and a backwater slough/cove/thing to the north, creating a wide open space
(I guess ~200') not including the lake. Some of the birds were heard or
heard and seen simply flying over, many though were first heard in the
trees on the north side of the slough. Now and then a small group would
take off from there, pass over me, and on south across the lake or to the
woods along the lake, calling as they went.
Also had my FOS Yellow-bellied Sapsucker there, and there's more
Long-billed Dowitchers and dowitcher sp. -- 300-ish that I could see this
morning.
There were a handful of Yellow-rumpeds and a RC Kinglet in the yard
(Jena) around midday.

On Saturday I went to Catahoula NWR HQ Unit and had a decent showing of
fall/winter birds. A Wilson's Snipe, dozens of dowitchers, 165 Am. Avocets,
a Sharp-shinned Hawk, AW Pelicans, GWF Geese, No. Pintails; southbound
songbirds included Am. Redstart, Hooded Warbler, No. Parula, RB Grosbeak,
Gray Catbird. From memory, might be forgetting some.

Now, where's my White-throated Sparrows? : )

Good Birding;
Jonathan Clark

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 8:31 AM, Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
wrote:

> I had two Yellow-rumped Warblers in the yard this morning, too. Indigo
> Buntings are still moving through while 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
> linger.
> Roselie Overby
> Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
> [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Jonathan Clark
> Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 7:39 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals
>
> Labirders,
>
> So far I've heard several Yellow-rumped Warblers at Catahoula NWR HQ
> Unit this morning -- some as flyovers. FOS.
>
> Jonathan Clark
>
 

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Date: 10/16/17 3:13 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] New Nat Geo bird guide
LABIRD: my copy of the new (7th) edition Nat Geo guide arrived today — wow, valuable upgrades! Something like 300 new illustrations including a complete overhaul of the hummingbird plates and something like 100 new hummer illustrations alone. Something like 700 range maps have been updated and are amazingly detailed and accurate. This is going to be the guide I carry from now on.


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

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: 10/16/17 7:26 am
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White tailed hawk on Grand Isle
White-tailed on pole in Exxon fields across from Nature Conservancy now.

Wendy Rihner

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/16/17 6:32 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals
I had two Yellow-rumped Warblers in the yard this morning, too. Indigo
Buntings are still moving through while 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds linger.
Roselie Overby
Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
[mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Jonathan Clark
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 7:39 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals

Labirders,

So far I've heard several Yellow-rumped Warblers at Catahoula NWR HQ
Unit this morning -- some as flyovers. FOS.

Jonathan Clark
 

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Date: 10/16/17 5:38 am
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] "winter" bird arrivals
Labirders,

So far I've heard several Yellow-rumped Warblers at Catahoula NWR HQ
Unit this morning -- some as flyovers. FOS.

Jonathan Clark
 

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Date: 10/15/17 4:23 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Possible Bell's Vireo Recovery 1
I heard a vireo scolding in the thicket along Recovery Rd. at Bayou Sauvage NWR just southeast of the RR Tracks that I am confident was a Bell's Vireo. However I could not draw it into the open.

Anyone birding the area should be on the look-out.

David Muth
New Orleans
 

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Date: 10/15/17 2:36 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Waterfowl Forecast
Friends,

The speaker at the Louisiana Waterfowl Alliance meeting 10/14/17 was Larry Reynolds, Waterfowl Project Leader for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Some of his comments about the coming waterfowl season may be of interest to listserv members.

Jay Huner

- Teal Season - The early cool snap seems to have sent the Blue-winged Teal through Louisiana before the 15-30 Sept. season. The Texas season opened about the time of the cool snap and hunter success was much better in that state than Louisiana.

- Duck Age - Older ducks are wiser than first fall ducks. Duck numbers are well above long term average but reproductive success determines how many "more vulnerable" young ducks will be available to hunters. It appears that the age ratio is close to 1:1 for puddle ducks - Mallard, teal, pintail, shoveler, etc. As a result, hunter success in the Gulf region may be impacted by "smart" ducks.

- Short-stopping - It is clear that ducks and geese are lingering, if not staying, north of traditional wintering grounds in the Louisiana area. It's not so much a case of "feeding" birds through legal agricultural manipulations as it is the lack of cold weather to cover feeding and resting areas with snow and/or ice and force the birds southward. LDWF has ceased its "Canada" Goose surveys because the Cackling Geese - formally lumped with Canada Geese - are simply no longer moving into our region.

- Reallocation of resources - Waterfowl numbers are good and not declining. However, other bird groups - grassland, forest, etc. - are declining so there is a move within the regulatory agencies to divert resources to study issues associated with those declines.
 

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Date: 10/15/17 2:22 pm
From: Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White-tailed Hawk at 4:18pm
Still present on power pole in the middle of the field opposite the Nature
Conservancy Office, 4090 Hwy 1 on grand Isle. Was on pole right next to
Hwy 1 when we first arrived. Mosquitoes are horrid. Joelle and Ken
 

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Date: 10/15/17 12:17 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA
LABIRD: It is clear from eBird data that observers are over-reporting Glossy Ibis in southeastern LA based on (1) assumption that most or all Plegadis there are Glossy, and (2) treating any Plegadis as Glossy unless it has obvious white facial markings or red iris. I have made these mistakes myself. Both assumptions are wrong.

To force us all to pay closer attention to their status and distribution, I have zeroed the eBird filters for both species for all of southeastern LA as far west as Terrebonne and around L. Pontchartrain despite the facts that both species are expected there. Briefly, the only way to ID non-breeding plumage Plegadis is by iris color (red in WHFIB, dark in GLIB), and many WFIB to not attain their red eyes until late in their first year, so dark iris is not sufficient to call a bird a Glossy. More later in a subsequent message on what I understand concerning their ID.

So, henceforth, you will have to defend your species IDs on these two in the above regions. Otherwise, just enter as Glossy/White-faced.




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

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: 10/15/17 10:13 am
From: wright.949 <wright.949...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Grand Isle
Paul/Labird,The bird is at Exxon Fields. Best seen from Hwy 1 around The Nature Conservancy camp (4090 HWY 1), that is about a half mile to the east of Humble Road. The bird was in the field to the north of HWY 1. 


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-------- Original message --------From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> Date: 10/15/17 12:00 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <LABIRD-L...> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK
  - Grand Isle
John, Labird,

         I did, but I hadn't seen the outstanding Grand Isle find
mentioned anywhere except Facebook and I know there are a lot of SELA
birders that would love to see it, so I suggested on FB that someone
post it to Labird. I don't know GI well so the location info doesn't
make sense to me. I hope someone posts good directions. WTHA has become
"expected" to some degree in SWLA; the Grand Isle sighting is much more
significant because it stretches the vagrant range of White-tailed Hawk
over 150 miles E of previous sightings--and on the far side of very
non-White-tailed Hawk habitat.

    There is also a recent sighting N of Dallas, so the SELA +
extralimital TX record + 2 SWLA birds might mean WTHAs should be on US
birders' radars this fall.

       Kudos to Kathy Rhodes on a stellar find!

Paul Conover

Lafayette


On 10/15/2017 11:43 AM, John Romano wrote:
> I thought that Paul Conover posted a sighting of his of White-tailed Hawk
> on Oct 8th of Fruge Rd in Calcasieu Parish .
>
> John Romano
> Opelousas La
>
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 10:06 AM, James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> wrote:
>
>> Kathy Rhodes found and photographed southeast Louisiana's first record for
>> White-tailed Hawk (adult) in Grand Isle (I believe Friday).  David Booth
>> re-found and photographed it yesterday.  Superb images are available on the
>> LABIRD Facebook group site.  Sadly, as Paul Conover caught, this has not
>> been posted here until now.  I myself just found out about the bird's
>> validity this morning.  -j
>>
>> --
>> James W. Beck
>> City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
>> 2100 Leon C. Simon Dr.
>> New Orleans, LA 70122
>>   <loxosceles928...>
>>
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>> utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
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Date: 10/15/17 10:00 am
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Grand Isle
John, Labird,

         I did, but I hadn't seen the outstanding Grand Isle find
mentioned anywhere except Facebook and I know there are a lot of SELA
birders that would love to see it, so I suggested on FB that someone
post it to Labird. I don't know GI well so the location info doesn't
make sense to me. I hope someone posts good directions. WTHA has become
"expected" to some degree in SWLA; the Grand Isle sighting is much more
significant because it stretches the vagrant range of White-tailed Hawk
over 150 miles E of previous sightings--and on the far side of very
non-White-tailed Hawk habitat.

    There is also a recent sighting N of Dallas, so the SELA +
extralimital TX record + 2 SWLA birds might mean WTHAs should be on US
birders' radars this fall.

       Kudos to Kathy Rhodes on a stellar find!

Paul Conover

Lafayette


On 10/15/2017 11:43 AM, John Romano wrote:
> I thought that Paul Conover posted a sighting of his of White-tailed Hawk
> on Oct 8th of Fruge Rd in Calcasieu Parish .
>
> John Romano
> Opelousas La
>
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 10:06 AM, James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> wrote:
>
>> Kathy Rhodes found and photographed southeast Louisiana's first record for
>> White-tailed Hawk (adult) in Grand Isle (I believe Friday). David Booth
>> re-found and photographed it yesterday. Superb images are available on the
>> LABIRD Facebook group site. Sadly, as Paul Conover caught, this has not
>> been posted here until now. I myself just found out about the bird's
>> validity this morning. -j
>>
>> --
>> James W. Beck
>> City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
>> 2100 Leon C. Simon Dr.
>> New Orleans, LA 70122
>> <loxosceles928...>
>>
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>> utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
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>> <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>
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Date: 10/15/17 9:48 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle White-tailed Hawk - re-found by Purrington
Dan Purrington just emailed me to say that he re-found the WTHA in Grand
Isle -

"It is there. On a pole about 200 yes north from 4100 or so.

Dan"

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

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Date: 10/15/17 9:48 am
From: dan purrington <oceanites1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Ethan
The white-tailed hawk is present (11:45), in same spot, on pole about 200 yes n. Of 4100 hey 1

Dan purrington

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/15/17 9:45 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Grand Isle
He did...Calcasieu Parish is southWEST Louisiana....

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 11:43 AM, John Romano <birderjuan...> wrote:

> I thought that Paul Conover posted a sighting of his of White-tailed Hawk
> on Oct 8th of Fruge Rd in Calcasieu Parish .
>
> John Romano
> Opelousas La
>
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 10:06 AM, James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> wrote:
>
>> Kathy Rhodes found and photographed southeast Louisiana's first record for
>> White-tailed Hawk (adult) in Grand Isle (I believe Friday). David Booth
>> re-found and photographed it yesterday. Superb images are available on
>> the
>> LABIRD Facebook group site. Sadly, as Paul Conover caught, this has not
>> been posted here until now. I myself just found out about the bird's
>> validity this morning. -j
>>
>> --
>> James W. Beck
>> City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
>> 2100 Leon C. Simon Dr.
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=2100+Leon+C.+Simon+Dr.+%0D+New+Orleans,+LA+70122&entry=gmail&source=g>
>> New Orleans, LA 70122
>> <loxosceles928...>
>>
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>> rce=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
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>> <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>
>>
>
>


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



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

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Date: 10/15/17 9:43 am
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Grand Isle
I thought that Paul Conover posted a sighting of his of White-tailed Hawk
on Oct 8th of Fruge Rd in Calcasieu Parish .

John Romano
Opelousas La

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 10:06 AM, James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
wrote:

> Kathy Rhodes found and photographed southeast Louisiana's first record for
> White-tailed Hawk (adult) in Grand Isle (I believe Friday). David Booth
> re-found and photographed it yesterday. Superb images are available on the
> LABIRD Facebook group site. Sadly, as Paul Conover caught, this has not
> been posted here until now. I myself just found out about the bird's
> validity this morning. -j
>
> --
> James W. Beck
> City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
> 2100 Leon C. Simon Dr.
> New Orleans, LA 70122
> <loxosceles928...>
>
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>
 

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Date: 10/15/17 8:26 am
From: Holly Morales <tashayoda3...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Flycatcher at Boy Scout Road, Lacombe
For anyone going to find it, walk along the boardwalk till you get to the
ponds, stop at the last interpretive sign before the walk turns left, and
the bird was to the right, perched on a snag, in the pond.. I could see it
while sitting on the bench. After advisement, I have corrected the report
to reflect that this is a young male, not a female.

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 1:13 PM, Holly Morales <tashayoda3...> wrote:

> This morning I spotted a female vermilion flycatcher, off the boardwalk at
> Big Branch Refuge, at Boy Scout Road in Lacombe. Couple of photos. LInk if
> interested.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39914689
>
>
>
>
>
>
 

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Date: 10/15/17 8:07 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FIRST southeast Louisiana record for WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Grand Isle
Kathy Rhodes found and photographed southeast Louisiana's first record for
White-tailed Hawk (adult) in Grand Isle (I believe Friday). David Booth
re-found and photographed it yesterday. Superb images are available on the
LABIRD Facebook group site. Sadly, as Paul Conover caught, this has not
been posted here until now. I myself just found out about the bird's
validity this morning. -j

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

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Date: 10/14/17 7:58 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Nashville Warbler in Southeast Louisiana
LABIRD: Just to reinforce David’s point, there were only four photos of NAWA from SELA in eBird. One was David’s (miraculously identified correctly :)). Of the other 3, one was also a NAWA, one was a Magnolia, and one was a Common Yellowthroat. Not including David’s, that’s a 67% error rate. Small sample size, yes, but revealing nonetheless.


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

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 14, 2017, at 9:37 PM, David Muth <MuthD...> wrote:
>
> LABIRD:
>
> After some discussion among a few experienced observers (read: old), our eBird editor just set the filter for Nashville Warblers in Southeast Louisiana to 0, a decision I agree with.
>
> It is certainly not that Nashville is unknown in fall in southeast Louisiana. They occur, but if you check Dan Purrington's Seasonal Abundance of Birds of Southeast Louisiana, they are shown as Casual in September and the first half of November, and Rare in October.
>
> Nashville warblers are circumgulf migrants-they generally stay on land rather than fly over the Gulf. They fly around the Gulf through Texas, a pattern shown by other birds, including Olive-sided, Alder and Willow flycatchers, Warbling Vireo, and Mourning Warbler. Since they don't cross the Gulf, the most efficient flightpath from east Canada and the northeast where they breed to the Texas bend takes them generally north of us in southeast Louisiana, which makes it increasingly more common as one goes north or west. A few stray south of that most efficient route and most Falls a few put in an appearance in southeast Louisiana. Some years are better than others, but it is easy for a steady observer to miss seeing one in any given fall.
>
> Now that the filter is zero for SE Louisiana, you will be asked for details or a photo when you enter one in eBird.
>
> Beware other much more common fall look-alikes, from immature yellowthroats with eyerings to very dull fall female Magnolias, which can have strikingly Nashville-like face and head color. I had a Magnolia the other day that I kept getting glimpses of which I was confident would be a Nashville, until I saw the whole bird.
>
> David Muth
> New Orleans

 

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Date: 10/14/17 7:37 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Nashville Warbler in Southeast Louisiana
LABIRD:

After some discussion among a few experienced observers (read: old), our eBird editor just set the filter for Nashville Warblers in Southeast Louisiana to 0, a decision I agree with.

It is certainly not that Nashville is unknown in fall in southeast Louisiana. They occur, but if you check Dan Purrington's Seasonal Abundance of Birds of Southeast Louisiana, they are shown as Casual in September and the first half of November, and Rare in October.

Nashville warblers are circumgulf migrants-they generally stay on land rather than fly over the Gulf. They fly around the Gulf through Texas, a pattern shown by other birds, including Olive-sided, Alder and Willow flycatchers, Warbling Vireo, and Mourning Warbler. Since they don't cross the Gulf, the most efficient flightpath from east Canada and the northeast where they breed to the Texas bend takes them generally north of us in southeast Louisiana, which makes it increasingly more common as one goes north or west. A few stray south of that most efficient route and most Falls a few put in an appearance in southeast Louisiana. Some years are better than others, but it is easy for a steady observer to miss seeing one in any given fall.

Now that the filter is zero for SE Louisiana, you will be asked for details or a photo when you enter one in eBird.

Beware other much more common fall look-alikes, from immature yellowthroats with eyerings to very dull fall female Magnolias, which can have strikingly Nashville-like face and head color. I had a Magnolia the other day that I kept getting glimpses of which I was confident would be a Nashville, until I saw the whole bird.

David Muth
New Orleans
 

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Date: 10/14/17 1:34 pm
From: Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Flycatcher at Boy Scout Road, Lacombe
The Vermilion Flycatcher was still there at 3pm today in the same place
Holly described.
About 5 minutes in, a Cooper's Hawk came in and the Vermilion flew north
and to the west. I didn't stay much longer, but I didn't see it land again.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39919453

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 1:13 PM, Holly Morales <tashayoda3...> wrote:

> This morning I spotted a female vermilion flycatcher, off the boardwalk at
> Big Branch Refuge, at Boy Scout Road in Lacombe. Couple of photos. LInk if
> interested.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39914689
>



--
Jody Shugart
985-237-5091 (cell)
 

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Date: 10/14/17 11:13 am
From: Holly Morales <tashayoda3...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Vermilion Flycatcher at Boy Scout Road, Lacombe
This morning I spotted a female vermilion flycatcher, off the boardwalk at
Big Branch Refuge, at Boy Scout Road in Lacombe. Couple of photos. LInk if
interested.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39914689
 

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Date: 10/14/17 10:02 am
From: Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] 2017 LOS Fall Meeting
The deadline for ordering dinner is TODAY!!!!
Friday and Saturday, October 27-28 Cameron



*Please pre-register by October 14th*


*Friday Evening: First Baptist Church in Cameron, 110 School Street off of
Marshall Street (the main street)*



*6 P.M.-7 P.M. Registration: *Light snacks will be provided by the Cameron
Parish Tourist Commission.

*7 P.M.-8 P.M. Meeting and Evening Program*



*Joy of Birding at Audubon's Hog Island*



Jed Pitre has over twenty-three years’ experience teaching biology at the
high school

level. Since 2007, Jed has volunteered and worked as a field technician on
various

avian-related projects for the National Park Service, Louisiana Audubon,
American

Bird Conservancy, Louisiana Bird Observatory and the Barataria-Terrebonne
National

Estuary Program (BTNEP). Jed earned his master’s degree in Natural Science
from LSU

where he studied ornithology, conservation biology and ecology. Recent
projects include

protecting and monitoring beach nesting birds in Grand Isle and the
Caminada headlands

and working as a volunteer bander for the Louisiana Bird Observatory.



National Audubon’s Hog Island Camp was established in 1936 with the mission
of inspiring in participants an enduring interest in nature and
consequently lead them to encourage the conservation of natural resources
and wildlife. Jed will share his experience of spending a week at Hog
Island and what the

Audubon Camp has to offer.



*Saturday*



*7:00 A.M*. *Field Trip* Meet in the parking lot of the Cameron Motel.

*Bring lunch, drinks, bug spray and walkie talkies if you have them. *


*Saturday Evening**: First Baptist Church in Cameron, 110 School Street off
of Marshall Street (the main street)*



*6:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M. Registration *

*6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. Dinner- Choice of (1) Fried Shrimp or (2) Fried
Catfish with cole slaw-- All served with bread, dessert, and tea*

*7:30 P.M. Meeting and Evening Program*







*Election of officers:*

*President: Steve Cardiff*

*Vice-president: Delaina LeBlanc*

*Treasurer: Judith O’Neale*

*Secretary: Joelle Finley*

*South-east LA Board Member: Kevin Colley*



*Stopover Biology of Migratory Songbirds: Challenges, Consequences and
Connections*



Frank Moore is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the
University of Southern Mississippi. He received a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan
University, M.S. from Northern Illinois University, and his PhD from
Clemson University, where he studied under the direction of Sidney
Gauthreaux, Jr., who earned his PhD under the direction of George H.
Lowery, Jr. Frank is a Fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union, member
of the editorial board for several scientific journals, past President of
the Cooper Ornithological Society, member of the scientific advisory board
for the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, former member of the Board of Trustees
of The Nature Conservancy Mississippi, and recent recipient of the Margaret
Morse Nice Award from the Wilson Ornithological Society and the George H.
Lowery Award from the Louisiana Ornithological Society.



Frank is an avian biologist whose internationally recognized research
program is organized around the challenges migratory birds face when they
stop over during passage, how migrants contend with those challenges, and
the consequences of events that arise during migration. He and his students
have conducted field work at sites across North America as well as Europe
and Central America, but most notably along the northern coast of the Gulf
of Mexico in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Their work has yielded
over 125 peer-reviewed publications and has been funded continuously by a
variety of organizations and agencies, including the National Geographic
Society, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, National Park
Service, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, NOAA/Sea Grant, and the
National Science Foundation.



Although many migratory birds make spectacular, non-stop flights over
ecological barriers, few actually engage in nonstop flights between points
of origin and destination, rather they stopover periodically between
migratory flights. Indeed, the cumulative amount of time spent at stopover
sites far exceeds time spent in flight and determines the total duration of
migration. When a migratory bird stops en route, she almost invariably
finds herself in unfamiliar surroundings at a time when energy demands are
high, often faced with the need to acquire food in a short period of time,
while balancing often conflicting demands between predator avoidance and
food acquisition, competition with other migrants and resident birds for
limited resources, unfavorable weather, exposure to parasites and
pathogens, not to mention the need to make accurate orientation decisions
upon departure. How the migrating bird meets these challenges determines
the success of the journey, not to mention the likelihood of survival and
future reproductive performance. As you well know, the movement of birds
across the Gulf of Mexico is a highly conspicuous feature of the
Nearctic-Neotropical bird migration system, and provides a wonderful
opportunity to study the biology of migratory birds when they stopover
during passage.



*Cameron Accommodations:*

The phone number for the Cameron Motel is 337-775-5442. The Cameron Motel
also has sites available for RV campers. Several lunch places are open in
Cameron and Johnson Bayou and gas is available. Bring your own breakfast
food. Other accommodations can be found in Sulphur or Lake Charles. East
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Date: 10/13/17 9:39 am
From: Wise, Jon <Wise...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest
Good morning for warblers, primarily in the front between bridge and Harrison. Following migrants and returners seen:
Black and white warbler
Tennessee warbler
American Redstart
Wilson's warbler
Nashville Warbler
Black throated Green warbler
Yellow throated vireo
Philadelphia vireo
White eyed vireo
Blue gray gnatcatcher
Ruby crowned kinglet
Summer Tanager


Jon W. Wise


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Date: 10/13/17 6:29 am
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge
Paul/LAbird,

Alex Jahn at the Smithsonian, and several of his colleages and collaborators, including Tulane's PhD student Maggie MacPherson in Caz Taylor's lab, are doing great work to reveal and understand migratory patterns in the genus Tyrannus (which includes Scissor-tailed, Eastern, Western, and others) using geolocators.

Here's a recent paper that shows migratory routes of several individual Scissor-tailed Flycatchers:
http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1525/auk.2013.13010

This paper has a relatively small N, but their work is ongoing, and there will be much more to come over the next several years.

Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
Ejohnson AT Audubon.org



-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Jay Huner
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 7:53 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge

And that's why submitting reports to ebird is important whether or not reports are made to labird.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 13, 2017, at 6:26 AM, Paul Dickson <Paul...> wrote:
>
> LABIRD: One of the interesting and valuable things about bird records, especially common ones, is that they often show patterns. I saw 3 Scissor-tails yesterday morning, Thursday, 12 October 2017. I saw them at a location that this species frequents but where I had seen none for a couple of weeks. This is a record well within the migration or staging slot for the species so what's worthy of a post? As Dr. Remsen often points out, the N is too small for relevancy, too small to prove any pattern. So what? What wind blew where the day before yesterday, the day before Van saw 3 and I saw 3 along the same NNW-SSE flight vector? Where was it cold earlier this week? In Scissor-tail country like around Oklahoma City. If you draw a line from Oklahoma City to Baton Rouge it runs NW-SE and passes straight through Shreveport. At the northern limit of Scissor-tail range, around Great Bend Kansas the distance to Baton Rouge is 722 miles in a NNW direction, that line passing 20 miles east of Shreveport. Both lines run along the lower stretch of the Red River, the better Scissor-tail habitat in Louisiana and the northern line runs along the Arkansas River, also ideal habitat for Scissor-tails.
> Oklahoma City: October 10, midnight -Wind NNW at 24 mph, temp 50 F
> October 11, midnight-Wind NNW at 7mph, temp 46 F
> Great Bend: October 10, midnight-Wind NW at 24 mph, temp 47 F
> Bird speed 35 mph, average wind speed 15mph=50 mph or 200-400 miles traveled per 4-8 hour fall nocturnal migration leg. Two night's flight.
> Very cool!
> I like to watch birds and I agree, everyone likes Scissor-tails.
> Paul Dickson
> Shreveport
>
>
>
> Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:38:26 +0000
> From: James V Remsen <najames...><mailto:<najames...>>
> Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge
>
> LABIRD: everyone likes Scissor-tails so ... 3 on wires on River Road ca. 1/2 mile E of Ben Hur intersection this morning ca. 0900.
>
>
> ===================
>
> 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: 10/13/17 5:53 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge
And that's why submitting reports to ebird is important whether or not reports are made to labird.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 13, 2017, at 6:26 AM, Paul Dickson <Paul...> wrote:
>
> LABIRD: One of the interesting and valuable things about bird records, especially common ones, is that they often show patterns. I saw 3 Scissor-tails yesterday morning, Thursday, 12 October 2017. I saw them at a location that this species frequents but where I had seen none for a couple of weeks. This is a record well within the migration or staging slot for the species so what's worthy of a post? As Dr. Remsen often points out, the N is too small for relevancy, too small to prove any pattern. So what? What wind blew where the day before yesterday, the day before Van saw 3 and I saw 3 along the same NNW-SSE flight vector? Where was it cold earlier this week? In Scissor-tail country like around Oklahoma City. If you draw a line from Oklahoma City to Baton Rouge it runs NW-SE and passes straight through Shreveport. At the northern limit of Scissor-tail range, around Great Bend Kansas the distance to Baton Rouge is 722 miles in a NNW direction, that line passing 20 miles east of Shreveport. Both lines run along the lower stretch of the Red River, the better Scissor-tail habitat in Louisiana and the northern line runs along the Arkansas River, also ideal habitat for Scissor-tails.
> Oklahoma City: October 10, midnight -Wind NNW at 24 mph, temp 50 F
> October 11, midnight-Wind NNW at 7mph, temp 46 F
> Great Bend: October 10, midnight-Wind NW at 24 mph, temp 47 F
> Bird speed 35 mph, average wind speed 15mph=50 mph or 200-400 miles traveled per 4-8 hour fall nocturnal migration leg. Two night's flight.
> Very cool!
> I like to watch birds and I agree, everyone likes Scissor-tails.
> Paul Dickson
> Shreveport
>
>
>
> Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:38:26 +0000
> From: James V Remsen <najames...><mailto:<najames...>>
> Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge
>
> LABIRD: everyone likes Scissor-tails so ... 3 on wires on River Road ca. 1/2 mile E of Ben Hur intersection this morning ca. 0900.
>
>
> ===================
>
> 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: 10/13/17 4:26 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge
LABIRD: One of the interesting and valuable things about bird records, especially common ones, is that they often show patterns. I saw 3 Scissor-tails yesterday morning, Thursday, 12 October 2017. I saw them at a location that this species frequents but where I had seen none for a couple of weeks. This is a record well within the migration or staging slot for the species so what's worthy of a post? As Dr. Remsen often points out, the N is too small for relevancy, too small to prove any pattern. So what? What wind blew where the day before yesterday, the day before Van saw 3 and I saw 3 along the same NNW-SSE flight vector? Where was it cold earlier this week? In Scissor-tail country like around Oklahoma City. If you draw a line from Oklahoma City to Baton Rouge it runs NW-SE and passes straight through Shreveport. At the northern limit of Scissor-tail range, around Great Bend Kansas the distance to Baton Rouge is 722 miles in a NNW direction, that line passing 20 miles east of Shreveport. Both lines run along the lower stretch of the Red River, the better Scissor-tail habitat in Louisiana and the northern line runs along the Arkansas River, also ideal habitat for Scissor-tails.
Oklahoma City: October 10, midnight -Wind NNW at 24 mph, temp 50 F
October 11, midnight-Wind NNW at 7mph, temp 46 F
Great Bend: October 10, midnight-Wind NW at 24 mph, temp 47 F
Bird speed 35 mph, average wind speed 15mph=50 mph or 200-400 miles traveled per 4-8 hour fall nocturnal migration leg. Two night's flight.
Very cool!
I like to watch birds and I agree, everyone likes Scissor-tails.
Paul Dickson
Shreveport



Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:38:26 +0000
From: James V Remsen <najames...><mailto:<najames...>>
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge

LABIRD: everyone likes Scissor-tails so ... 3 on wires on River Road ca. 1/2 mile E of Ben Hur intersection this morning ca. 0900.


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

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: 10/12/17 5:37 pm
From: Melvin Weber <mweber...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron
Robby Bacon and I did Cameron Wednesday 10/11/17

Little worthy of reporting but just for information sake: I did have 8 species of warblers but that was also with less than 15 birds. On the beach from Rutherford to the Rec center we found 14 Lesser Black-backed Gulls along with many Herrings and no Ring-bills. One Knot and Three Long-billed Curlews was noteworthy.

On winter arrivals there was one flock of about 40 WF Geese. We managed one Orange-crowned Warbler and two Pine Warblers along with 5 RC Kinglets. One White-tailed Kite was nice. One Peregrine working the beach, the usual large number of Caracaras and Ospreys, with one on the Osprey tower at Peveto. There was still a decent number of Scissor-tails around along with two Vermillions.

A solid movement of Rough-wing Swallows all day with a few other swallows mixed in. Never really tried for an estimate the numbers but it was definitely well over 75 thousand.

A slight increase in mosquitos and deer flies over our trip about a month ago.
 

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Date: 10/12/17 11:43 am
From: Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Buff-bellied hummingbird
Erik, LABIRD,

Just confirmed Buff-bellied # 2.



Joan Garvey

Tom Garvey residence

New Orleans, LA

FO 10/12/2018

Age and sex unknown
 

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Date: 10/12/17 10:49 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Today in Folsom, LA backyard: 28 species
Hi,
Birding my yard this morning, I finally got an FOS Yellow-bellied
sapsucker. He was a bit late by about a week. Also an FOS Magnolia warbler
IM feasting in a river birch. I had an FOS Rose-breasted grosbeak yesterday
but didn't see it, only heard it. Today she came in for a photo op.
Link to checklist below if interested.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39860263
Janine Robin
Folsom, LA
NW corner of St Tammany parish
 

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Date: 10/12/17 8:58 am
From: Judith ONeale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Wood Storks
It’s L’Auberge.  Sorry for the misspelling.

Judith

Judith O'Neale
Lafayette LA
 

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Date: 10/12/17 7:38 am
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Baton Rouge
LABIRD: everyone likes Scissor-tails so … 3 on wires on River Road ca. 1/2 mile E of Ben Hur intersection this morning ca. 0900.


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

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: 10/12/17 7:12 am
From: William Brown <bljnbr...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Snow Geese
I saw a small flock of 16 Snow Geese flying over Curry Farms south of Start this morning.




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Date: 10/11/17 3:35 pm
From: Judith ONeale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Wood Storks
Linda Stewart Knight just called to say that a group of Wood Storks were being seen the last few days on the levee south of LeVerge on River Road.

Judith O'Neale
Lafayette LA
 

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Date: 10/10/17 6:36 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle eBird Hotspots
Labird:

Begging the forbearance of the LISTOWNER and those of you unaffected-

After years of dereliction of duty, I have finally begun to try to rationalize and clean up Southeast Louisiana Hotspots, and to get through a backlog of suggestions.

I have started to look through Grand Isle, where Dan O'Malley has already brought some order, but where there is still a proliferation of Hotspots, and where the naming convention is somewhat random and confusing.

My own bias is towards fewer rather than more Hotspots. I realize that runs counter to eBird policy, and I am not going to second guess that policy. Nevertheless, I think it sensible to merge, move or rename redundant and frankly confusing Hotspots (at least confusing to me), and Hotspots that are almost unused or that represent geographies or names alien to someone like myself who has been birding there for over 40 years.

So, there are are a few Hotspots that have a decent number of checklists from reliable Louisiana observers that I want to ask about to start the ball rolling. Here are two:

Grand Isle-Chighizola Ln. Neighborhood

Grand isle-Ludwig Ln

Would anyone who uses these Hotspots be willing to tell me what geography and purpose you feel they represent? Does Ludwig Ln extend from Gulf to Bay and include the whole block on either side? Is it included in Chighizola Ln. Neighborhood? If not, what are bounds of the latter? Is the Santinny residence and neighbors along Coulon Rigaud included in one or the other or is it part of Grand Isle-Lafitte Woods Preserve-Griletta Tract? Would a Grand Isle-Residential West serve to cover the idea, and is it necessary or desirable?

Next, is Grand Isle-Lafitte Woods Preserve-LSU Tract included in Grand Isle-Cemetery?

Next, what is Grand Isle-Nautical Pointe? The name means nothing to me, but the point on the map is reasonably near Seaway Marina at the end of Hwy 1 on Bayou Rigaud. I assume that is what folks mean?

I very much appreciate any response or discussion-in most cases I'd say not on LABIRD but directly to me at muthdATnwf.org.

David
 

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Date: 10/9/17 3:49 pm
From: Clairedthomas <claire...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Black-whiskered Vireo
Bird was seen by me around 4pm in the back oak grove. No picture. Call also brought in red-eyed and Yellow-throated Vireos.

Claire Thomas
<Claire...>
 

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Date: 10/9/17 1:27 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Scout Island, City Park, New Orleans, Oct 9, 2017
Most of the mentionable species were already posted this morning, but the
entire list is below. Also joined by Joan Garvey. -jz


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 3:24 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Scout Island, City Park, New Orleans, Oct 9, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>


Scout Island, City Park, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, US
Oct 9, 2017 8:27 AM - 10:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.21 mile(s)
Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland (later joined by Joan
Garvey)<br>Submitted from eBird Android 1.3
46 species (+1 other taxa)

Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) (Cairina moschata (Domestic type)) 2
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) 60 One flock - flyover
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 2
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) 1
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 2
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 2
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1 Immature male
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 1 Immature
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 5
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 14
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 5
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 9
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 8
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 7
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 8
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 7
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 6
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 4
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 1
Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) 1 Female
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 5
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 3
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 4
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) 1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 2
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 3
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39792765

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



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

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Date: 10/9/17 11:09 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Dry in central Louisiana
Had no real choice but to water the first terrace overlooking Cotile Lake. Only 0.2" of rain in past month. The sprayer is oscillating through a modest pecan tree and its festooned at mid day with cardinals. A female Summer Tanager joined them for a while.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/9/17 10:56 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO - Couturie Forest
I don't even know how many Fall records exist for this species, but Joan
Garvey just found and photographed a Black-whiskered Vireo here at Couturie
Forest in City Park along the gravel road, behind the back oaks. I walked
up just in time to see if briefly once and then the second time, it turned
and faced us and we viewed the whiskers well. GPS coordinates are 30.0062
-90.0921 <300062900921>
 

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Date: 10/9/17 6:55 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Golden-winged Warbler, others - Scout Island
Linda and I just arrived at Scout Island and were immediately greeted with
lots of migrants; Golden-winged, Black-throated Green, Nashville,
Tennessee, Wilson's and Magnolia Warblers, lots of catbirds, etc. More to
come. - jz
 

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Date: 10/8/17 8:03 pm
From: Matt Brady <podoces...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
LABIRDers, after leaving Van and Dan in Slidell, Vitek, Oscar, Marky, and I
saw six Magnificent Frigatebirds circling over I-10 in New Orleans East:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39742944. We then continued to the
North Shore via the causeway, where we saw four Brown Boobies at the usual
spot (mile marker 16.5), as well as a pair of Sanderlings flying by
(flagged in eBird).

Matt Brady
Baton Rouge

On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 9:53 PM, Ed Wallace <mottledduck...> wrote:

> All,
>
>
> I tried in several locations along the New Orleans Lakefront today as
> well. No luck for wayward pelagics. There were lots of warblers in the
> wood lots.
>
>
> Ed Wallace
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <
> <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of David Muth <MuthD...>
> Sent: Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:35 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
>
> LABIRD:
>
> Joan Garvey, Mark Meunier and I decided to chase storm birds as well. We
> made three early stops in New Orleans on Lakeshore Drive, Haynes Blvd. and
> at Pte. Aux Herbes and scanned the lake, and then scanned the lake again
> from the north side after crossing the Hwy 11 bridge. Except for high
> water, the only sign of the storm and the only waif was a single
> frigatebird seen at Pte aux Herbes.
>
> We then drove west down 433 observing a flooded Fritchie Marsh (3 latish
> Least Bitterns) to Highway 90. From there we drove Hwy 90 east along the
> Mississippi coast stopping to check flocks for storm waifs among lots of
> birds, including three oystercatchers and two Piping Plovers (one banded).
> We got as far as Biloxi Bay. There was minimal sign of storm damage--the
> beach had been scoured, there was a thin rack line, but only in Biloxi did
> we see any tree damage--a few limbs and trunks of decrepit trees down, plus
> small branches strewn about.
>
> The sole evidence of storm related birds were two widely separated Clapper
> Rails seeking cover on the beach, and at the end of the day, at Point Cadet
> Park on Biloxi Bay, a manicured grass park with few trees, we found a
> Seaside Sparrow using a few 18 inch high shrubs along a walkway as cover
> while it foraged on the lawn. A shrike tried hard to put an end to this
> situation, but the sparrow was alive when we left. Another curious sight
> was a young Red-eyed Vireo foraging in live oak branchlets scattered on the
> lawn. The only other birds of note were 3 late E. Kingbirds there.
>
> David Muth
> New Orleans
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
> [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of James V Remsen
> Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2017 7:18 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
>
> LABIRD: 6 of us (Dan Lane, Vitek Jirinek, Matt Brady, Oscar Johnson, Marky
> Mutchler) searched this morning for H. Nate birds at the Mandeville
> Lakefront, Northshore area, and Howze Beach. We had something like 10
> Magnificent Frigatebirds at Mandeville and 14 more at Northshore (no eBird
> parish records later than early Sept). Other mentionable were fly-by
> calling Short-billed Dowitcher (few records for St. Tammany), 10 fly-by
> Stilt Sandpipers (only 5 eBird records for the parish), 10 Black Skimmers,
> 1 Sandwich Tern (7 previous eBird records, none later than early Sept.), 4
> fly-by N. Pintails (no eBird records before mid-Nov.), and 3 Semipalmated
> Plovers. Not bad for being on wrong side of landfall.
>
> ===================
>
> 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: 10/8/17 7:53 pm
From: Ed Wallace <mottledduck...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
All,


I tried in several locations along the New Orleans Lakefront today as well. No luck for wayward pelagics. There were lots of warblers in the wood lots.


Ed Wallace


________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of David Muth <MuthD...>
Sent: Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:35 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish

LABIRD:

Joan Garvey, Mark Meunier and I decided to chase storm birds as well. We made three early stops in New Orleans on Lakeshore Drive, Haynes Blvd. and at Pte. Aux Herbes and scanned the lake, and then scanned the lake again from the north side after crossing the Hwy 11 bridge. Except for high water, the only sign of the storm and the only waif was a single frigatebird seen at Pte aux Herbes.

We then drove west down 433 observing a flooded Fritchie Marsh (3 latish Least Bitterns) to Highway 90. From there we drove Hwy 90 east along the Mississippi coast stopping to check flocks for storm waifs among lots of birds, including three oystercatchers and two Piping Plovers (one banded). We got as far as Biloxi Bay. There was minimal sign of storm damage--the beach had been scoured, there was a thin rack line, but only in Biloxi did we see any tree damage--a few limbs and trunks of decrepit trees down, plus small branches strewn about.

The sole evidence of storm related birds were two widely separated Clapper Rails seeking cover on the beach, and at the end of the day, at Point Cadet Park on Biloxi Bay, a manicured grass park with few trees, we found a Seaside Sparrow using a few 18 inch high shrubs along a walkway as cover while it foraged on the lawn. A shrike tried hard to put an end to this situation, but the sparrow was alive when we left. Another curious sight was a young Red-eyed Vireo foraging in live oak branchlets scattered on the lawn. The only other birds of note were 3 late E. Kingbirds there.

David Muth
New Orleans

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of James V Remsen
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2017 7:18 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish

LABIRD: 6 of us (Dan Lane, Vitek Jirinek, Matt Brady, Oscar Johnson, Marky Mutchler) searched this morning for H. Nate birds at the Mandeville Lakefront, Northshore area, and Howze Beach. We had something like 10 Magnificent Frigatebirds at Mandeville and 14 more at Northshore (no eBird parish records later than early Sept). Other mentionable were fly-by calling Short-billed Dowitcher (few records for St. Tammany), 10 fly-by Stilt Sandpipers (only 5 eBird records for the parish), 10 Black Skimmers, 1 Sandwich Tern (7 previous eBird records, none later than early Sept.), 4 fly-by N. Pintails (no eBird records before mid-Nov.), and 3 Semipalmated Plovers. Not bad for being on wrong side of landfall.

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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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Date: 10/8/17 6:35 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
LABIRD:

Joan Garvey, Mark Meunier and I decided to chase storm birds as well. We made three early stops in New Orleans on Lakeshore Drive, Haynes Blvd. and at Pte. Aux Herbes and scanned the lake, and then scanned the lake again from the north side after crossing the Hwy 11 bridge. Except for high water, the only sign of the storm and the only waif was a single frigatebird seen at Pte aux Herbes.

We then drove west down 433 observing a flooded Fritchie Marsh (3 latish Least Bitterns) to Highway 90. From there we drove Hwy 90 east along the Mississippi coast stopping to check flocks for storm waifs among lots of birds, including three oystercatchers and two Piping Plovers (one banded). We got as far as Biloxi Bay. There was minimal sign of storm damage--the beach had been scoured, there was a thin rack line, but only in Biloxi did we see any tree damage--a few limbs and trunks of decrepit trees down, plus small branches strewn about.

The sole evidence of storm related birds were two widely separated Clapper Rails seeking cover on the beach, and at the end of the day, at Point Cadet Park on Biloxi Bay, a manicured grass park with few trees, we found a Seaside Sparrow using a few 18 inch high shrubs along a walkway as cover while it foraged on the lawn. A shrike tried hard to put an end to this situation, but the sparrow was alive when we left. Another curious sight was a young Red-eyed Vireo foraging in live oak branchlets scattered on the lawn. The only other birds of note were 3 late E. Kingbirds there.

David Muth
New Orleans

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Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2017 7:18 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish

LABIRD: 6 of us (Dan Lane, Vitek Jirinek, Matt Brady, Oscar Johnson, Marky Mutchler) searched this morning for H. Nate birds at the Mandeville Lakefront, Northshore area, and Howze Beach. We had something like 10 Magnificent Frigatebirds at Mandeville and 14 more at Northshore (no eBird parish records later than early Sept). Other mentionable were fly-by calling Short-billed Dowitcher (few records for St. Tammany), 10 fly-by Stilt Sandpipers (only 5 eBird records for the parish), 10 Black Skimmers, 1 Sandwich Tern (7 previous eBird records, none later than early Sept.), 4 fly-by N. Pintails (no eBird records before mid-Nov.), and 3 Semipalmated Plovers. Not bad for being on wrong side of landfall.

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

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: 10/8/17 5:18 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Magnificent Frigatebirds etc. St. Tammany Parish
LABIRD: 6 of us (Dan Lane, Vitek Jirinek, Matt Brady, Oscar Johnson, Marky Mutchler) searched this morning for H. Nate birds at the Mandeville Lakefront, Northshore area, and Howze Beach. We had something like 10 Magnificent Frigatebirds at Mandeville and 14 more at Northshore (no eBird parish records later than early Sept). Other mentionable were fly-by calling Short-billed Dowitcher (few records for St. Tammany), 10 fly-by Stilt Sandpipers (only 5 eBird records for the parish), 10 Black Skimmers, 1 Sandwich Tern (7 previous eBird records, none later than early Sept.), 4 fly-by N. Pintails (no eBird records before mid-Nov.), and 3 Semipalmated Plovers. Not bad for being on wrong side of landfall.

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

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: 10/8/17 8:57 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Geese Rapides Parish
I heard some geese calling this morning also. I think they were
Greater-white fronts but not positive.
Roselie Overby
Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish

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Subject: [LABIRD-L] Geese Rapides Parish

Just had a flock of calling Greater White-fronted Geese fly over east side
of Cotile Lake in fog.

Jay Huner

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Date: 10/8/17 8:43 am
From: Paul Edward Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White tailed hawks


2, an adult or nearly so, and A 1st year. Fruge road, calcasieu? N of t with Nunez ca .5 miles across road from house on E side in treeline across field and in field. 
Paul Conover Lafayette 


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Date: 10/8/17 6:47 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Geese Rapides Parish
Just had a flock of calling Greater White-fronted Geese fly over east side of Cotile Lake in fog.

Jay Huner

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Date: 10/8/17 5:02 am
From: Evelyn Cooper <emcooper...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] E. Bluebirds
The only way to know for sure is if the birds are banded. However, I see a pair on each of my nestboxes on the blacktop road year round sitting there many times when I pass by. I feel strongly that they claim those boxes year round. The bluebirds do a fall courtship ritual and experts think they are checking out the boxes like they do in the spring. Watching in my backyard, I see the juveniles going in and out of the boxes. I saw them competing with a Red-bellied Woodpecker checking out one of them.

Evelyn Cooper
Delhi, LA
www.labayoubluebirdsociety.org


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Subject: [LABIRD-L] E. Bluebirds

For about 2 weeks, I've had a male, female and im. in my back yard. They've been checking out the nesting box, bathing and eating from the feeder containing dried meal worms. I'm wondering if they might be the pair that nested in the box last Spring.

Donna Bordelon

Rayne, La.
 

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Date: 10/7/17 2:43 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins
Weird. I had a Merlin and Kestrel not far apart in the same tree in Harahan a few years ago, but that is not as classy as Osprey and Peregrine buddy buddy.



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From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 3:54:51 PM
To: Peter H Yaukey
Cc: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins

Yes, I most certainly attributed this movement to the approaching storm. However, it appears that this Fall may be a good one for falcons, as I've already had multiple Peregrines (one over our house on 2 September and SIX on my Piping Plover survey this past Wednesday). Speaking of the Peregrines on that survey, I had one perched on a GPS tower along Elmer's Island East with an Osprey perched directly above it. As I approached, the Peregrine flew out about ten meters and then returned and perched RIGHT NEXT TO the Osprey!!!
If that wasn't weird enough, towards the end of the survey, I had three Ospreys sitting on the ground (mudflat) with ANOTHER Peregrine!!! -jz

On Oct 7, 2017 15:19, "Peter H Yaukey" <PYaukey...><mailto:<PYaukey...>> wrote:

How interesting with the Merlins- I recall there was also a report of numbers of Miss Kites retreating northward in east Texas at the approach of Harvey earlier this season.


Peter Yaukey

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To: <LABIRD-L...><mailto:<LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins

Nancy Newfield and I had two adult Brown Boobies on the Causeway southbound
late this morning; one at milemarker 17.3 and the other at marker 16.3. At
milemarker 13.3 we had a female Merlin flying north and a second female
also flying north at approximately marker 8. After entering Metairie, we
had a third Merlin (also female and flying north) one block east off of
Causeway Blvd. -jz

--
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City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
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Date: 10/7/17 1:55 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins
Yes, I most certainly attributed this movement to the approaching storm.
However, it appears that this Fall may be a good one for falcons, as I've
already had multiple Peregrines (one over our house on 2 September and SIX
on my Piping Plover survey this past Wednesday). Speaking of the
Peregrines on that survey, I had one perched on a GPS tower along Elmer's
Island East with an Osprey perched directly above it. As I approached, the
Peregrine flew out about ten meters and then returned and perched RIGHT
NEXT TO the Osprey!!!
If that wasn't weird enough, towards the end of the survey, I had three
Ospreys sitting on the ground (mudflat) with ANOTHER Peregrine!!! -jz

On Oct 7, 2017 15:19, "Peter H Yaukey" <PYaukey...> wrote:

> How interesting with the Merlins- I recall there was also a report of
> numbers of Miss Kites retreating northward in east Texas at the approach of
> Harvey earlier this season.
>
>
> Peter Yaukey
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana
> Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <
> <loxosceles928...>
> *Sent:* Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:45:47 PM
> *To:* <LABIRD-L...>
> *Subject:* [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins
>
> Nancy Newfield and I had two adult Brown Boobies on the Causeway southbound
> late this morning; one at milemarker 17.3 and the other at marker 16.3. At
> milemarker 13.3 we had a female Merlin flying north and a second female
> also flying north at approximately marker 8. After entering Metairie, we
> had a third Merlin (also female and flying north) one block east off of
> Causeway Blvd. -jz
>
> --
> James W. Beck
> City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
> 2100 Leon C. Simon Dr.
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=2100+Leon+C.+Simon+Dr.+%0D+New+Orleans,+LA+70122&entry=gmail&source=g>
> New Orleans, LA 70122
> <loxosceles928...>
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Date: 10/7/17 1:19 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins
How interesting with the Merlins- I recall there was also a report of numbers of Miss Kites retreating northward in east Texas at the approach of Harvey earlier this season.


Peter Yaukey

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Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:45:47 PM
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Subject: [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins

Nancy Newfield and I had two adult Brown Boobies on the Causeway southbound
late this morning; one at milemarker 17.3 and the other at marker 16.3. At
milemarker 13.3 we had a female Merlin flying north and a second female
also flying north at approximately marker 8. After entering Metairie, we
had a third Merlin (also female and flying north) one block east off of
Causeway Blvd. -jz

--
James W. Beck
City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
2100 Leon C. Simon Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122
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Date: 10/7/17 11:46 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Brown Boobies and Merlins
Nancy Newfield and I had two adult Brown Boobies on the Causeway southbound
late this morning; one at milemarker 17.3 and the other at marker 16.3. At
milemarker 13.3 we had a female Merlin flying north and a second female
also flying north at approximately marker 8. After entering Metairie, we
had a third Merlin (also female and flying north) one block east off of
Causeway Blvd. -jz

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

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Date: 10/7/17 9:08 am
From: dnabldn <dnabldn...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] E. Bluebirds
        For about 2 weeks, I've had a male, female and im. in my back
yard.  They've been checking out the nesting box, bathing and eating
from the feeder containing dried meal worms.  I'm wondering if they
might be the pair that nested in the box last Spring.

                Donna Bordelon

                Rayne, La.
 

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Date: 10/7/17 8:09 am
From: Leslee Reed <lesleekreed...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Hummingbird
An im Rufous hummingbird for my birthday 10/7/17

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Date: 10/6/17 8:47 am
From: Thomas Sylvest <syl917...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LA Winter Hummingbird List
Tom Sylvest. Gramercy, LA, St. James Parish, # 1 Selasphorus, Im. M. F O 10-5-17


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Date: 10/5/17 8:29 pm
From: Chris Johnston <cmjohnston...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.
Here is a link to an image showing it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/l6p4UuFwQPuDZxAF2

Chris Johnston

On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 6:23 PM Ed Wallace <mottledduck...> wrote:

> Terri,
>
> You can find it on some on-line street maps. However, if you can't find
> it, it is on the Norths side of the circle where Harrison and Diagonal Dr.
> come together. There will be a small parking lot there and gravel road to
> the model airplane field is beyond the gate.
>
>
> ----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
> [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Terence Skelton
> Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:55 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 -
> Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.
>
> Hi, James, Janine and others who bird Couterie,
>
>
> Need directions to get to the path that runs next to the air field, I call
> it, at the edge of Couterie. I'm looking at the City Park map and not
> finding it. Can anyone help me so I can pass it on to a friend coming
> through the area?
>
>
> Thanks so much!
>
>
> Terri
>
>
> Terence Skelton
> <tadskelton...>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> To: LABIRD-L <LABIRD-L...>
> Sent: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 1:42 pm
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 -
> Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.
>
> Linda and I birded Couturie this morning and looked for, but did not
> relocate the ani. We did however, have a Black-billed Cuckoo fly in to us
> playing an ani recording. We had 11 species of warblers with one Nashville
> (foraging in ragweed, of course...but with a Tennessee...hah!) and one
> Chestnut-sided being the highlights for warblers. Eastern Phoebe (1) and
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 female) were both FOS for us. The eBird list is
> below. -j
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 1:36 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017
> To: <loxosceles928...>
>
>
> City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, Louisiana, US Oct 5, 2017 8:50 AM -
> 9:57 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.38 mile(s)
> Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
> Android 1.3
> 47 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1
> Mallard (Domestic type) (Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic type)) 1 Anhinga
> (Anhinga anhinga) 6 Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 Great Egret
> (Ardea alba) 2 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 1 Green Heron (Butorides
> virescens) 1 White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 2 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
> Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 2 Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
> 1 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1 Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus
> erythropthalmus) 1 Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 19 Ruby-throated
> Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides
> pubescens) 8 Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
> (Contopus virens) 1 Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1 White-eyed Vireo
> (Vireo griseus) 3 Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta
> cristata) 18 American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 13 Fish Crow (Corvus
> ossifragus) 6 Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 14 Carolina Wren
> (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
> 11 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10 Gray Catbird (Dumetella
> carolinensis) 7 Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 4 Northern Mockingbird
> (Mimus polyglottos) 7 Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 2
> Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1 Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis
> peregrina) 4 Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 1 Common
> Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 4 American Redstart (Setophaga
> ruticilla) 6 Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1 Magnolia Warbler
> (Setophaga magnolia) 5 Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 6
> Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1 Wilson's Warbler
> (Cardellina pusilla) 3 Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 2 Northern Cardinal
> (Cardinalis cardinalis) 16 Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus
> ludovicianus) 1 Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 1 Indigo Bunting
> (Passerina cyanea) 3 House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 8
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S39566871
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
>
>
> --
> James W. Beck
> City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
> 2100 Leon C. Simon Dr.
> New Orleans, LA 70122
> <loxosceles928...>
>
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Date: 10/5/17 4:23 pm
From: Ed Wallace <mottledduck...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.
Terri,

You can find it on some on-line street maps. However, if you can't find it, it is on the Norths side of the circle where Harrison and Diagonal Dr. come together. There will be a small parking lot there and gravel road to the model airplane field is beyond the gate.


----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Terence Skelton
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:55 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.

Hi, James, Janine and others who bird Couterie,


Need directions to get to the path that runs next to the air field, I call it, at the edge of Couterie. I'm looking at the City Park map and not finding it. Can anyone help me so I can pass it on to a friend coming through the area?


Thanks so much!


Terri


Terence Skelton
<tadskelton...>




-----Original Message-----
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
To: LABIRD-L <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 1:42 pm
Subject: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.

Linda and I birded Couturie this morning and looked for, but did not relocate the ani. We did however, have a Black-billed Cuckoo fly in to us playing an ani recording. We had 11 species of warblers with one Nashville (foraging in ragweed, of course...but with a Tennessee...hah!) and one Chestnut-sided being the highlights for warblers. Eastern Phoebe (1) and Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 female) were both FOS for us. The eBird list is below. -j


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 1:36 PM
Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>


City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, Louisiana, US Oct 5, 2017 8:50 AM - 9:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.38 mile(s)
Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
Android 1.3
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1
Mallard (Domestic type) (Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic type)) 1 Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 6 Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 1 Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1 White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 2 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1 Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 2 Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1 Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) 1 Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 19 Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 8 Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1 Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1 White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 3 Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 18 American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 13 Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 6 Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 14 Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 11 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10 Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 7 Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 4 Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 7 Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 2 Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1 Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 4 Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 1 Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 4 American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 6 Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1 Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 5 Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 6 Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1 Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 3 Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 2 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 16 Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1 Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 1 Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 3 House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39566871

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



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

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Date: 10/5/17 3:54 pm
From: Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.
Hi, James, Janine and others who bird Couterie,


Need directions to get to the path that runs next to the air field, I call it, at the edge of Couterie. I'm looking at the City Park map and not finding it. Can anyone help me so I can pass it on to a friend coming through the area?


Thanks so much!


Terri


Terence Skelton
<tadskelton...>




-----Original Message-----
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
To: LABIRD-L <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 1:42 pm
Subject: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.

Linda and I birded Couturie this morning and looked for, but did not
relocate the ani. We did however, have a Black-billed Cuckoo fly in to us
playing an ani recording. We had 11 species of warblers with one Nashville
(foraging in ragweed, of course...but with a Tennessee...hah!) and one
Chestnut-sided being the highlights for warblers. Eastern Phoebe (1) and
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 female) were both FOS for us. The eBird list is
below. -j


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 1:36 PM
Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>


City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, Louisiana, US
Oct 5, 2017 8:50 AM - 9:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.38 mile(s)
Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
Android 1.3
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1
Mallard (Domestic type) (Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic type)) 1
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 6
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 2
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 2
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) 1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 19
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 8
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 3
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 18
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 13
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 6
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 14
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 11
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 7
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 4
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 7
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 2
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 4
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 4
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 6
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 5
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 3
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 16
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 3
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39566871

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



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

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Date: 10/5/17 11:42 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] City Park - Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017 - Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, etc.
Linda and I birded Couturie this morning and looked for, but did not
relocate the ani. We did however, have a Black-billed Cuckoo fly in to us
playing an ani recording. We had 11 species of warblers with one Nashville
(foraging in ragweed, of course...but with a Tennessee...hah!) and one
Chestnut-sided being the highlights for warblers. Eastern Phoebe (1) and
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 female) were both FOS for us. The eBird list is
below. -j


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 1:36 PM
Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 5, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>


City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, Louisiana, US
Oct 5, 2017 8:50 AM - 9:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.38 mile(s)
Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
Android 1.3
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1
Mallard (Domestic type) (Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic type)) 1
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 6
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 2
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 2
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) 1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 19
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 8
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 3
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 18
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 13
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 6
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 14
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 11
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 7
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 4
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 7
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 2
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 4
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 4
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 6
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 5
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 3
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 16
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 3
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39566871

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



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

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Date: 10/4/17 5:37 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LATALK: Patterns in abundance of Louisiana's avifauna from the Louisiana Bird Atlas Project
“Today” = tomorrow!

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

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

> On Oct 4, 2017, at 3:44 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
>
> LABIRD: FYI below. Matt Brady is defending his thesis today, and the Atlas maps that you all helped to create are beautiful.
>
> ===================
>
> 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<http://LSU.edu>
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: Valerie Derouen <vderou1...><mailto:<vderou1...>>
> Subject: [LSUMNS-FACULTY-STAFF] Thesis Defense Announcement!
> Date: October 2, 2017 at 11:17:21 AM CDT
> To: <LSUMNS-FACULTY-STAFF...><mailto:<LSUMNS-FACULTY-STAFF...>>
> Reply-To: Valerie Derouen <vderou1...><mailto:<vderou1...>>
>
> Matt Brady will defend his Master's Thesis on "Patterns in abundance of Louisiana's avifauna from the Louisiana Bird Atlas Project" on Thursday, Oct. 5 at noon at the museum. We will also be live-streaming it on facebook.com/LSUMNS<http://facebook.com/LSUMNS>.
>
>
>
> --
>
> Valerie Derouen
>
> Outreach Coordinator
> LSU Museum of Natural Science
> Louisiana State University
> 119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
> office 225-578-2855 | fax 225-578-3075
> <vderou1...><mailto:<vderou1...> | lsu.edu<http://www.lsu.edu/> | museum.lsu.edu<http://museum.lsu.edu/> | valeriederouen.weebly.com<http://valeriederouen.weebly.com/>
>
> Facebook: LSUMNS<http://www.facebook.com/LSUMNS> | Twitter: LSU_MNS<http://www.twitter.com/LSU_MNS> | Instagram: LSU_MNS<http://www.instagram.com/LSU_MNS>

 

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Date: 10/4/17 1:44 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LATALK: Patterns in abundance of Louisiana's avifauna from the Louisiana Bird Atlas Project
LABIRD: FYI below. Matt Brady is defending his thesis today, and the Atlas maps that you all helped to create are beautiful.

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

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<http://LSU.edu>

Begin forwarded message:

From: Valerie Derouen <vderou1...><mailto:<vderou1...>>
Subject: [LSUMNS-FACULTY-STAFF] Thesis Defense Announcement!
Date: October 2, 2017 at 11:17:21 AM CDT
To: <LSUMNS-FACULTY-STAFF...><mailto:<LSUMNS-FACULTY-STAFF...>>
Reply-To: Valerie Derouen <vderou1...><mailto:<vderou1...>>

Matt Brady will defend his Master's Thesis on "Patterns in abundance of Louisiana's avifauna from the Louisiana Bird Atlas Project" on Thursday, Oct. 5 at noon at the museum. We will also be live-streaming it on facebook.com/LSUMNS<http://facebook.com/LSUMNS>.



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Valerie Derouen

Outreach Coordinator
LSU Museum of Natural Science
Louisiana State University
119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
office 225-578-2855 | fax 225-578-3075
<vderou1...><mailto:<vderou1...> | lsu.edu<http://www.lsu.edu/> | museum.lsu.edu<http://museum.lsu.edu/> | valeriederouen.weebly.com<http://valeriederouen.weebly.com/>

Facebook: LSUMNS<http://www.facebook.com/LSUMNS> | Twitter: LSU_MNS<http://www.twitter.com/LSU_MNS> | Instagram: LSU_MNS<http://www.instagram.com/LSU_MNS>
 

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Date: 10/4/17 12:57 pm
From: Mark Meunier <memeunier...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Couterie today
Ani seen this morning inside the fence line of the aviation field.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 4, 2017, at 2:26 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...> wrote:
>
> Three of us hunted along the gravel road for about an hour and 45 minutes
> for the Ani with no luck.
> Janine Robin
 

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Date: 10/4/17 12:26 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Couterie today
Three of us hunted along the gravel road for about an hour and 45 minutes
for the Ani with no luck.
Janine Robin
 

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Date: 10/4/17 6:34 am
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron bird
yes John.....one would think — in accordance with field birding protocol — that Paul n Van blew their already-miniscule chances of encountering a white-rumped sandpiper to hades and back once they uttered its name at the first group of birds.........slim squared.......prolly cubed......

bill fontenot

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 3, 2017, at 9:28 PM, John Romano <birderjuan...> wrote:
>
> To answer your rhetorical question at the end of your blog, I would say " slim squared ". Again, very interesting reading.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Oct 1, 2017, at 9:42 AM, Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> wrote:
>>
>> Labird,
>>
>> Van Remsen and I found a nice bird down in Cameron yesterday, a fall White-rumped Sandpiper. The tale behind it was somewhat weaving and winding, so I woke up my blog with a post relating it:
>>
>> https://swlouisianabirds.blogspot.com
>>
>> Paul Conover
>>
>> Lafayette
 

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Date: 10/3/17 7:28 pm
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron bird
To answer your rhetorical question at the end of your blog, I would say " slim squared ". Again, very interesting reading.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 1, 2017, at 9:42 AM, Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> wrote:
>
> Labird,
>
> Van Remsen and I found a nice bird down in Cameron yesterday, a fall White-rumped Sandpiper. The tale behind it was somewhat weaving and winding, so I woke up my blog with a post relating it:
>
> https://swlouisianabirds.blogspot.com
>
> Paul Conover
>
> Lafayette
 

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Date: 10/2/17 6:58 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fall OAS-CBC Banquet - Dr. Van Remsen presents LSU's Discovery of 42+ New Bird Species
*Fall OAS-Crescent Bird Club Joint Banquet*

*LSU Museum of Natural Science Fieldwork in South America and the Discovery
of 42+ New Species of Birds and 5 New Genera*

Program by Dr. James Van Remsen

*Date:* Tuesday, October 17th

*Location:* Augie's Restaurant, 6005 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA 70123
<https://maps.google.com/?q=6005+Jefferson+Hwy,+Harahan,+LA+70123&entry=gmail&source=g>

*Times:* 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. banquet, 8:00 p.m. program

*Cost: $25.00 by October 10th, or late registration: $30 if by October 13th*

*Reservations:** Reservations must be received by October 13th.* Include
your name, address, phone number and email address and specify your Entrée
Choice: Catfish Pecan, Veal Parmesan, or Chicken St. John. All come with
salad, bread pudding and iced tea.

Our dynamic speaker, Dr. James "Van" Remsen is the Curator of Birds,
McIlhenny Distinguished Professor of Natural Science, and Adjunct Professor
of Biological Sciences at LSU. Remsen was a fanatical naturalist starting
at age 5 and a rabid birder by age 11. To have landed and held a job for 27
years at one of the world’s centers for tropical bird research, with great
colleagues and students, is a dream fulfilled. His studies focus on the
ecology, evolution, and biogeography of Neotropical birds, particularly
those of the Andes and the Amazon basin.


*No reservations after October 13—no exceptions*


*Clip and mail with check payable to ORLEANS AUDUBON SOCIETY to: *

*Mary Joe Krieger, OAS Treasurer, 3623 Nashville Ave., New Orleans, LA
70125, Phone: (504) 866-3396 <%28504%29%20866-3396> <maryjkrieger...>
<maryjkrieger...>*


*Remember to specify your choice of entrée. *


*Banquet: ______persons @ $25.00 $_____________ *

* _______persons@ $30.00 <persons@$30.00>
$_____________*

*Names of people attending the Banquet: *
*__________________________________________________________________________
*

* __________________________________________________________________________*

*Entrée Choice #1 Catfish Pecan____________________________________*

* #2 Veal
Parmesan____________________________________*

* #3 Chicken St.
John__________________________________*




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

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Date: 10/1/17 11:04 am
From: Mac Myers <budogmacm...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron 30 Sept.
Labird,My intenet service was out, just now restored.

Phillip Wallace and I birded Cameron yesterday, stayed east of the river.
The day turned out hotter than expected, and birds were generally few,
especially migrant landbirds. We did have a few birds of at least moderate
interest. There was a single Groove-billed Ani along the East jetty Woods
road, in the scrub along the fence line, after making the turn to the left
over the cattle gap. There was an exceptionally dingy female Vermilion
Flycatcher on the east fence at Willow Island. There were two Red Knots
along Rutherford Beach, along with about six Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and
a Sanderling eating a Common Green Darner (dragonfly). Bald Eagles are not
particularly surprising, but we watched a single adult soaring over the
tree line north of Rutherford Beach, as it eventually sailed out over the
Gulf. Also, a Chuck-Will's-Widow, flew across the beach going north,
apparently correcting after finding itself over the Gulf.

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Date: 10/1/17 7:43 am
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron bird
Labird,

         Van Remsen and I found a nice bird down in Cameron yesterday,
a fall White-rumped Sandpiper. The tale behind it was somewhat weaving
and winding, so I woke up my blog with a post relating it:

https://swlouisianabirds.blogspot.com

Paul Conover

Lafayette
 

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Date: 10/1/17 6:28 am
From: Mark Meunier <memeunier...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Ani in Couturie
Seen and heard near gravel road moving toward the hill. Pictures will be posted later.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/1/17 6:13 am
From: Ed Wallace <mottledduck...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Whimbrel at Boat launch at New Orleans Breakwater Point.
For those in the area, I just saw a whimbrel at 8:05 am. He was at the boat launch and then flew to grassy field just to the east

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Date: 9/30/17 4:50 pm
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Western Wintering Hummingbird Report #2
HUMNETters and LABIRDers:

Western hummingbirds have been tricking into Louisiana over the last few weeks. As Ruby-throats dwindle over the next few weeks, the western hummingbirds will continue to arrive, so keep those feeders active!

If you have a western hummingbird observation, please provide the following information:
Your name
Your address (town only is acceptable)
First observed (FO) date (or, if discovered while banding or marking other birds, the date it was observed)
Species
Age (Adult, immature, unknown)
Sex (Male, female, unknown)
Whether banded, when and by whom.

If additional information is learned through further observation or banding, please report those updates and I'll make the changes.

Also, please report the last observed (LO) date, if possible, when the bird leaves. This you can do more easily when the hummer has been banded and marked.

Happy hummingbirding!
Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
Ejohnson AT Audubon.org

This is Louisiana Western Winter Hummingbird Report # 2 for the 2017-2018 season.
Following are the reports received and added to our database since report # 1 dated 8/29/2017.
1.Ellie Avegno, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 9/11/2017
2.Janelle Bergeron, Thibodaux, LA (Lafourche)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 9/2/2017
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/10/2017
3. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/24/2017
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/26/2017 (banded, possible returnee)
4.Donna Dittmann & Steve Cardiff, St. Gabriel, LA (Iberville)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/22/2017
5.Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA (Orleans)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/22/2017
6.Nathan Motz, Deridder, LA (Beauregard)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 9/11/2017
7.Jane Patterson, Ponchatoula, LA (Tangipahoa)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/12/2017
8.Van Remsen, St. Gabriel, LA (Iberville)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 9/1/2017 (banded, presumed returnee; age/sex confirmed with photos)
9.Tom Sherry, New Orleans, LA (Orleans)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 9/21/2017
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 9/21/2017
10.Bud Snowden, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/23/2017
11.Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/17/2017 (banded, probable returnee; ID, age, sex confirmed with photos)
12.Josh Welch, Lake Charles, LA (Calcasieu)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 8/29/2017
13.David Whipple, Metairie, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 9/27/2017 LO 9/29/2017
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/30/2017
14.Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 9/24/2017 (Banded, probably returnee; ID, sex, age confirmed with photos)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 9/1/2017 (banded returnee, bands read with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 9/16/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photo)
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Summary of Reports as of 9/30/2017

Black-chinned Hummingbird
1 report
1 parish
1 site
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
7 reports
3 parishes
5 sites
Selasphorus Rufous/Allens
18 reports
10 parishes
14 sites
--Identified Rufous
12 reports
8 parishes
10 sites
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BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD

Jefferson Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 9/24/2017 (Banded, probably returnee; ID, sex, age confirmed with photos)
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BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 2 reports 1 site

1. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/24/2017
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/26/2017 (banded, possible returnee)

Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Donna Dittmann & Steve Cardiff, St. Gabriel, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/22/2017

Orleans Parish: 4 reports 3 sites

1. Tom Sherry, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 9/21/2017
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 9/21/2017

2. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/22/2017

3. Southern Accent Landscape Con., Algiers, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 8/14/2017
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SELASPHORUS RUFOUS/ALLENS

Ascension Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Sue Broussard, Gonzales, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/22/2017 (possible returnee)

Beauregard Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Nathan Motz, Deridder, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 9/11/2017

Calcasieu Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Josh Welch, Lake Charles, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 8/29/2017

East Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/17/2017 (banded, probable returnee; ID, age, sex confirmed with photos)

2. Ellie Avegno, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 9/11/2017

3. Bud Snowden, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/23/2017

Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Van Remsen, St. Gabriel, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 9/1/2017 (banded, presumed returnee; age/sex confirmed with photos)

Jefferson Parish: 4 reports 2 sites

1. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 9/1/2017 (banded returnee, bands read with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 9/16/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photo)

2. David Whipple, Metairie, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 9/27/2017 LO 9/29/2017
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/30/2017

Lafayette Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/5/2017

Lafourche Parish: 3 reports 1 site

1. Janelle Bergeron, Thibodaux, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/6/2017 LO 8/6/2017
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 9/2/2017
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/10/2017

St. Tammany Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/5/2017 (banded returnee; "Ms. Green")

Tangipahoa Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Dan McGehee, Pontchatoula, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 8/24/2017 (age/sex confirmed with photo)

2. Jane Patterson, Ponchatoula, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/12/2017
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Date: 9/30/17 12:44 pm
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Harris's Hawk in Kenner back with its owner
Dear LABIRD,

Thanks to everyone who contacted me about the escaped Harris's Hawk in
Kenner. Tom and I were able to determine whose hawk it was and alert the
falconer-owner. Someone captured the hawk by luring it into a dog kennel
using pepperoni as bait. LOL!

The hawk is in good shape and is reunited with her owner.

Jennifer Coulson
 

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Date: 9/29/17 7:53 am
From: Percy, Katie <kpercy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] BRAS Presentation Thurs, Oct 26th
The next Baton Rouge Audubon Society presentation will be the LAST Thursday in October (the 26th). Michael Seymour, Nongame Ornithologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, will present on the relatively new, and ever-expanding, Motus Wildlife Tracking System<https://motus.org/>.


In 2012, Bird Studies Canada helped launch the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, a network of VHF receiver stations that are able to detect and log codes from tiny, radio tags (nanotags) attached to birds and other organisms. Recognizing a significant coverage gap on the Northern Gulf of Mexico coastline, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation partnered in 2016 to construct and maintain fifteen VHF receiver stations along the Louisiana coast. In 2017, the project obtained a grant from ConocoPhillips that will allow the capacity of Louisiana's VHF receiver station (SPDOR) network to more than double, effectively creating a digital fence of detection along our coast.



Michael will discuss the latest technology that has made this major advance possible, the state of our current network and its projected footprint for 2018, and the most up-to-date detections from the Louisiana stations.


Presentation title: "Casting a Net for Bird Movements: Louisiana's SPDOR VHF Network for Wildlife Tracking"

Date: Thursday, October 26th

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.


Please RSVP if you plan on attending (<kpercy...><mailto:<kpercy...>) so that I can add your name to the guest list.


Thank you,
Katie Percy
<kpercy...><mailto:<kpercy...>
 

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Date: 9/28/17 6:33 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Madison Parish Birds 9/28/17
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39447644

Made a trip to Madison Parish today. Took US 65 north to Sharkey Road and went west to one of the branches of Tensas NWR. Didn't find anything that was very unusual except for a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. No images. Needed 10 new parish birds to get to 100. Fell short - only managed 9 new parish birds! So, another long trip is in order in the next few months! No new year birds either. Phooey. But, it was a nice day afield and reasonably pleasant with the passing front. Met a local hunter who was not enamored of bears which are, apparently, doing very well in the area.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 9/28/17 5:46 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] migrants Catahoula NWR
labirders,

I went to Catahoula NWR Headquarters Unit and Willow Lake Unit this
morning (La Salle Parish). HQ Unit: *Northern Pintail* have arrived. A
few *Blue-winged
Teal* and *Northern Shoveler*. Shorebirds included 36 *Least Sandpipers, 3
Gr Yellowlegs, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, and of course a few Killdeer. *Water
level in Duck Lake not down with rest of Catahoula Lake system, so there
was almost no good shorebird habitat on HQ Unit.
Passerine migrants included *Gray Catbird* (one at each unit),
*Black-and-white
Warbler *(HQ Unit) and a female *Rose-breasted Grosbeak* (HQ Unit) that
required "Show Rarities" to put it in eBird report -- I guess it's still a
little early. She appeared to be feeding on Muscadines.
*Indigo Buntings* were in groups along roadsides.

Jonathan Clark
Jena, LA
 

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Date: 9/28/17 2:58 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Early Eastern Phoebe etc.
LABIRD: yesterday, Gary Byerly and I worked woods in St. Landry parish to try to add migrant records to the parish’s bar chart etc. Best bird in my opinion was an early E. Phoebe. Although an Ovenbird was evidently a first parish eBird record, this is just an artifact of weak sampling. We also had a slight early Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a marginally late Great Crested Flycatcher, 3 Wilson’s Warblers, 1 Chestnut-sided, 4 Philadelphia Vireos, a nice total of 14 Redstarts, and a scattering of other migrants.

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

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: 9/28/17 10:57 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Scout Island, City Park, New Orleans, Sep 28, 2017
Linda and I had a pretty great morning at Scout Island in City Park today
with 46 species. We had 11 species of warblers and while Yellow (16) led
the tally, a shocking total of 9 (!) Wilson's was most certainly a personal
high count for me in a single day. Also nice were two Veeries feeding in a
Camphor with three Swainson's Thrushes and then a Philadelphia Vireo mixed
in with a few Magnolia Warblers and two Wilson's in Live Oak. Blue-gray
Gnatcatchers were the most common migrant with a total of 20. The eBird
list is below. -j


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 12:50 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Scout Island, City Park, New Orleans, Sep 28, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>


Scout Island, City Park, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, US
Sep 28, 2017 7:25 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.48 mile(s)
Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
Android 1.3
46 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 6
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 6
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 1
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) 1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 2
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 6
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1 Adult
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1 Immature
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 7
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 7
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 2
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 14
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 20
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 6
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 17
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 20 Most common migrant
Veery (Catharus fuscescens) 2 Two individuals seen together with three
Swainson's Thrushes.
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 2
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 2
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 3
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 5
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 3
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 7
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 16
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) 1
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 9 Besides Yellow Warbler, the
most ubiquitous warbler today; often two in view simultaneously.
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 6
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 5
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 8
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39440141

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



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

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Date: 9/28/17 9:29 am
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Hurricane Relief Fundraiser TODAY ONLY!
Labirders-
FYI, all proceeds from perky-pet orders made
today will go to hurricane relief efforts.

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Date: 9/28/17 6:37 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Hummingbird Feeders
Melanie, I have been fighting this myth for as long as I can recall. The
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that are migrating through our area will
continue their journey to Mexico and points south of there. Feeders will
not keep them from their 'hardwired' mission. Feeders may provide migrants
that need to load on more fat with calories that would give them an extra
boost on their journey south, but this species has been travelling to
wintering grounds for millenia, without human assistance.

That said, we do have Ruby-throateds in winter. They are NOT the migrants
that are moving through at this time. We have 1 data point of a wintering
Ruby-throated that was subsequently found elsewhere during the summer. It
was in Canada, Alberta, I think. Banding studies by myself and several
other hard-working students have helped to clarify this issue.

Until recently, wintering Ruby-throateds were not in the majority of the 7+
species that we band in winter. However, they did take top honors for the
last 2 winters. In Louisiana, you can safely keep feeders up all year as
long as you maintain them properly.

Nan


On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 8:03 AM, Melanie Neal <gardenpets1...> wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm sorry to bombard you guys with this question. I have heard that you
> must remove your hummingbird feeders by a certain time or they will not
> migrate. Is this true, if so when should I put my feeders away? I hope I am
> not too late. I have around 15 ruby- throats that visit my feeders daily. I
> live in Hammond. Thank you!
>
> Melanie Neal
> Sent from my iPhone




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

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Date: 9/28/17 6:04 am
From: Melanie Neal <gardenpets1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Hummingbird Feeders
Hi!
I'm sorry to bombard you guys with this question. I have heard that you must remove your hummingbird feeders by a certain time or they will not migrate. Is this true, if so when should I put my feeders away? I hope I am not too late. I have around 15 ruby- throats that visit my feeders daily. I live in Hammond. Thank you!

Melanie Neal
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/27/17 7:42 pm
From: Holly Morales <tashayoda3...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Buff-bellied hummingbird
My husband and I went onto our back porch this evening ( in Mandeville) and
also saw a hummingbird that we apparently scared off from the feeder, and
we both commented that it looked larger than the regulars. We went inside
to watch from the window, but unfortunately it started raining. We will
try to watch the feeder tomorrow.

On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Nancy Newfield <nancy...>
wrote:

>
>
> Well, the Buffy bus has arrived! Congrats!
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 mini, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...>
> Date: 9/22/2017 16:49 (GMT-06:00)
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Buff-bellied hummingbird
>
> I thought I saw a bigger, different moving hummingbird out of the corner of
> my eye.later this afternoon I heard the Buff-bellied fussing.
>
>
>
> Joan Garvey
>
> New Orleans, LA
>
 

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Date: 9/27/17 6:53 pm
From: Tom Trenchard <trench19...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] New yard record
LaBirders,


It gets harder and harder to get a new yard record, but it happened today.

A high-flying Wood Stork passed over my house about 5:15PM today.

After checking eBird I noticed there was no September record for St.

Tammany. There is now!


The outstretched neck and black/white underwing pattern gave it away

rather quickly.


******************
Tom Trenchard

Penn Mill Lakes Subdivision

Near Lake Ramsey
Covington, LA

******************
 

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Date: 9/27/17 6:17 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] eBird -- Highland Dr. (yard) - Marrero, LA -- Sep 27, 2017
Nice yard count, especially with Chimney Swift numbers. A few different
swallows mixed in (mostly Cliff) and our first Red-tailed Hawk for Fall in
the neighborhood. -j

Highland Dr. (yard) - Marrero, LA
Sep 27, 2017
3:36 PM
Stationary
150 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland
Submitted from eBird Android 1.3

2 Anhinga - FO
5 Black Vulture - FO
29 Turkey Vulture - FO
2 Cooper's Hawk -- Pair
1 Red-tailed Hawk - FO -- Adult - first of Fall here
1 Mourning Dove
82 Chimney Swift - FO -- Large flocks - all heading due south
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird -- Female
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
5 Blue Jay
9 American Crow - FO
2 Fish Crow - FO
4 Northern Rough-winged Swallow - FO
3 Barn Swallow - FO
8 Cliff Swallow - FO
2 Carolina Wren
1 Brown Thrasher
3 Northern Mockingbird
4 European Starling - FO
2 Northern Cardinal
5 House Finch - FO
2 House Sparrow - FO

Number of Taxa: 23
 

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Date: 9/27/17 5:35 pm
From: Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Drama along the Mississippi
I wouldn't want to be a cicada! Just about anything and everything will eat them, or try to do so, including blue jays, crows.

BTW, the brown boobies were adults.


--Tom Sherry (Algiers)



________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:31 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Drama along the Mississippi

Tom, Labird,

I saw a report that copperheads do the same thing, congregating
in big numbers under trees where cicadas emerge from the ground. Must
not be good to be a cicada.

Paul Conover

Lafayette


On 9/27/2017 7:27 PM, Sherry, Thomas W wrote:
> I watched a juvenile yellow-crowned night heron stalk and nab an adult cicada from the ground in a lawn in my neighborhood (Algiers, ~Lennox Ct. and Gen. Meyer Ave.), and almost before I could process this the bird let out an extraordinary squawk while diving sideways as it barely eluded a juv. sharp-shinned hawk. (I can see these herons, both juvies and adults in the lawns in the neighborhood every year for weeks around this time of year, I think primarily to hunt the emerging cicadas. White ibis do the same thing at times.)
>
>
> A short while later, ~6:30 PM and Patterson Rd. intersection with Public Rd. along Mississippi R. levee I watched two brown boobies fly steadily upriver, just above the water.
>
>
> Tom Sherry, New Orleans (Algiers, West Bank)
>
 

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Date: 9/27/17 5:31 pm
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Drama along the Mississippi
Tom, Labird,

      I saw a report that copperheads do the same thing, congregating
in big numbers under trees where cicadas emerge from the ground. Must
not be good to be a cicada.

Paul Conover

Lafayette


On 9/27/2017 7:27 PM, Sherry, Thomas W wrote:
> I watched a juvenile yellow-crowned night heron stalk and nab an adult cicada from the ground in a lawn in my neighborhood (Algiers, ~Lennox Ct. and Gen. Meyer Ave.), and almost before I could process this the bird let out an extraordinary squawk while diving sideways as it barely eluded a juv. sharp-shinned hawk. (I can see these herons, both juvies and adults in the lawns in the neighborhood every year for weeks around this time of year, I think primarily to hunt the emerging cicadas. White ibis do the same thing at times.)
>
>
> A short while later, ~6:30 PM and Patterson Rd. intersection with Public Rd. along Mississippi R. levee I watched two brown boobies fly steadily upriver, just above the water.
>
>
> Tom Sherry, New Orleans (Algiers, West Bank)
>
 

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Date: 9/27/17 5:27 pm
From: Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Drama along the Mississippi
I watched a juvenile yellow-crowned night heron stalk and nab an adult cicada from the ground in a lawn in my neighborhood (Algiers, ~Lennox Ct. and Gen. Meyer Ave.), and almost before I could process this the bird let out an extraordinary squawk while diving sideways as it barely eluded a juv. sharp-shinned hawk. (I can see these herons, both juvies and adults in the lawns in the neighborhood every year for weeks around this time of year, I think primarily to hunt the emerging cicadas. White ibis do the same thing at times.)


A short while later, ~6:30 PM and Patterson Rd. intersection with Public Rd. along Mississippi R. levee I watched two brown boobies fly steadily upriver, just above the water.


Tom Sherry, New Orleans (Algiers, West Bank)
 

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Date: 9/27/17 3:30 pm
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] National Geographic 7th edition
​I just got a copy. Anybody else have it and have had time to study it?
Comments?

NLN​

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 9/27/17 6:37 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird -- Millaudon Canal (Restricted Access) -- Sep 27, 2017
Linda and I birded the Millaudon Canal route this morning. Pleasantly, but
not surprisingly, we tallied two more species (45) in two hours there than
our totals from two consecutive days at Couturie Forest in City Park
(Monday and Tuesday - 43 species both days). Nothing unusual, but the
first Northern Flicker arrival of Fall for here and an influx of local
migrant mockingbirds were highlights. Certainly always nice was our
resident pair of Bald Eagles. Entire eBird list is below. -j

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Date: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 8:29 AM
Subject: eBird -- Millaudon Canal (Restricted Access) -- Sep 27, 2017
To: Linda Kingsland <Lakrm821...>
Cc: <loxosceles928...>


Millaudon Canal (Restricted Access)
Sep 27, 2017
6:17 AM
Traveling
2.74 miles
120 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland
Submitted from eBird Android 1.3

50 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
1 Anhinga
4 Great Blue Heron
19 Great Egret
2 Snowy Egret
2 Little Blue Heron
5 Tricolored Heron
16 Cattle Egret
16 White Ibis
1 Black Vulture
39 Turkey Vulture
2 Bald Eagle -- Pair
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Laughing Gull
9 Mourning Dove
1 Barred Owl
20 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 White-eyed Vireo
17 Blue Jay
27 American Crow
3 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
18 Carolina Wren
7 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Gray Catbird
2 Brown Thrasher
20 Northern Mockingbird
5 European Starling
2 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Magnolia Warbler
7 Yellow Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
12 Northern Cardinal
6 Blue Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting
3 House Finch
6 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 45



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

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Date: 9/26/17 1:56 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Sep 26, 2017
Linda and I birded Couturie Forest again this morning and while the species
diversity was lower migrant-wise, we still ended up with 43 species; same
as yesterday. -j

City Park--Couturie Forest
Sep 26, 2017
7:53 AM
Traveling
3.72 miles
240 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland
Submitted from eBird Android 1.3

5 Wood Duck
1 Double-crested Cormorant - FO
11 Anhinga
3 Great Egret
1 Snowy Egret
3 Little Blue Heron
1 Cattle Egret
4 White Ibis
1 Turkey Vulture - FO
1 Cooper's Hawk
3 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Killdeer
3 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
15 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker -- High count for location/date? We had two individuals
together at the Scout Island section of Couturie and one individual in the
main forest.
4 Eastern Wood-Pewee
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 White-eyed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
30 Blue Jay
69 American Crow
4 Fish Crow - FO
15 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
6 Carolina Wren
14 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
3 Brown Thrasher
5 Northern Mockingbird
2 Northern Waterthrush
4 Tennessee Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
5 Magnolia Warbler
18 Yellow Warbler
2 Wilson's Warbler
1 Summer Tanager
13 Northern Cardinal
3 Blue Grosbeak
10 House Finch

Number of Taxa: 43
 

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Date: 9/26/17 1:45 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch in Allen Parish 9/26/17
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39407037

No luck on year birds today but found what is probably an early Red-breasted Nuthatch on Musselwhite Road in Allen Parish today. Link to ebird report above. Birding was not very productive because the numerous working wetland ponds - rice, rice-crawfish, crawfish - were bone dry.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 9/26/17 8:31 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Note for St Tammany birders
As of yesterday, Lake rd in Lacombe (Big Branch NWR) had about 3" of water
across it and was still coming in. I was there about 1:30. I turned around
at the boat launching area. Breeze was out of the East.
Janine Robin
 

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Date: 9/25/17 3:20 pm
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest...addendum
Wow, James! That is great! Yesterday morning in Couterie, we had only
Wilson's, Yellow, Am. Redstart and Maggie. Yes, the Wilson's were numerous
and vocal.

Wendy Rihner

On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 10:59 AM, James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
wrote:

> Sorry, hit send before I could mention the highlights Linda Kingsland and I
> had this morning. Ten species of warblers (including a Chestnut-sided and
> multiple Wilson's), Swainson's Thrush, Veery, etc. -j
>
 

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Date: 9/25/17 8:59 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Couturie Forest...addendum
Sorry, hit send before I could mention the highlights Linda Kingsland and I
had this morning. Ten species of warblers (including a Chestnut-sided and
multiple Wilson's), Swainson's Thrush, Veery, etc. -j
 

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Date: 9/25/17 8:55 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] eBird -- City Park--Couturie Forest -- Sep 25, 2017
City Park--Couturie Forest
Sep 25, 2017
7:34 AM
Traveling
2.29 miles
164 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland
Submitted from eBird Android 1.3

1 Wood Duck
3 Anhinga
2 Great Egret
2 Little Blue Heron
2 Green Heron
1 White Ibis
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
4 Killdeer
1 Mourning Dove - FO
6 Chimney Swift - FO
2 Belted Kingfisher
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
9 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Monk Parakeet - FO
4 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
4 White-eyed Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
19 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
1 Fish Crow - FO
12 Carolina Chickadee
10 Carolina Wren
6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Eastern Bluebird - FO -- Small thrush-shaped Passerine flying over,
giving a soft "churalee" warble.
1 Veery
1 Swainson's Thrush
2 Brown Thrasher
5 Northern Mockingbird
4 Northern Waterthrush
2 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
4 American Redstart
1 Northern Parula
5 Yellow Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
4 Wilson's Warbler
14 Northern Cardinal - FL
1 Blue Grosbeak - FO
9 House Finch - FO

Number of Taxa: 43
 

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Date: 9/24/17 9:45 am
From: joan garvey <joanmgarvey1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Adult Bald Eagle
I just had a Bald Eagle flyover at my Father's house in New Orleans east of Lake Vista, perhaps one of the Pontchartrain Park birds?

Joan Garvey
New Orleans, LA

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/24/17 9:04 am
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Arctic Tern off Venice
LABIRD: yesterday’s pelagic trip out of Venice did very poorly on truly pelagic birds despite many hours in blue water and Sargassum, with nothing more than Bridled Terns. However, we did have one super bird: an adult ARCTIC TERN, adequately photographed, a first for fall in Louisiana and only the second record away from Cameron beaches in May-June.

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

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: 9/23/17 2:06 pm
From: Ed Wallace <mottledduck...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Crescent Bird Club Trip
All,


The Crescent Bird Club had an outing to Seabrook and New Orleans City Park. It was warm and humid the entire time. By the time we finished, it was pushing 90. Seabrook was uneventful. Not sure why but the diversity of birds there has diminished over the years. City park was more interesting. Decent birding highlighted by the Golden Pheasant seen at the end of the trip. When photos are available, I will add to the trip list. Birded both Scout Island and Couturie Woods. Migrants included Summer Tanager, Baltimore oriole, 4 warbler species (Common Yellow-throat, American Redstart, Yellow warbler, and Wilson's warbler), Red-eyed vireos and Eastern Wood Pewees. I have provided both lists for your perusal below:


Seabrook, Orleans, Louisiana, US
Sep 23, 2017 8:05 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: Crescent bird club outing. Sunny, warm and humid. This location is losing its luster species wise, but its a good place to meet and show beginning birders how to identify gulls.
11 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Snowy Egret 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1
Killdeer 1
Ruddy Turnstone 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Laughing Gull 40
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 43
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 3
European Starling 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39350851


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


City Park, Orleans, Louisiana, US
Sep 23, 2017 8:39 AM - 11:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Crescent Bird Club trip. Sunny, warm and humid approaching 90. Decent birding highlighted by the Golden Pheasant seen at the end of the trip. When photos are available, I will add to the trip list. Birded both Scout Island and Couturie Woods. Migrants included Summer Tanager, Baltimore oriole, 4 warbler species (Common Yellow-throat, American Redstart, Yellow warbler, and Wilson's warbler), Red-eyed vireos and Eastern Wood Pewees.
36 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck 4
Anhinga 2
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 1
Little Blue Heron 2
Tricolored Heron 1
Green Heron 1
White Ibis 4
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 7
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 5
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
American Robin 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 5
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 4
Wilson's Warbler 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 2 One had a bluish head contrasting with olive green back, but it had wingbars. I think it might have been a Tennessee with fluffed feathers. The other warbler was probably a bay breasted, but did not get good enough looks.
Summer Tanager 6
Northern Cardinal 7
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39350849

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

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Date: 9/23/17 10:05 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Brown Booby - Causeway southbound
Meadow Landry and I just had an immature Brown Booby at milemarker 16.4. -j
 

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Date: 9/23/17 7:10 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Orleans Audubon Beginning Bird Watching Course
Dear LABIRD:

Please share the following with anyone you know who might be interested.

Thank you!

Jennifer Coulson

*Fall 2017 Beginning Bird Watching Course*

*Dates:* October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4

*Times:* Classroom times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; Field trip times: 8:00
a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

*Fee:* $100.00

*Registration:* Pre-registration required. Mail check, payable to "Orleans
Audubon Society" to: Orleans Audubon Society, 64340 Fogg Lane, Pearl River,
LA 70452, or email <OrleansAudubon...> to pay using PayPal. Include your
name, mailing address, email address and phone number. Register by October
1st. Enrollment is limited.

*Instructors:* Wendy Rihner, Jennifer Coulson, Joelle Finley, and Glenn
Ousset.
Watching birds can enrich your life in multiple ways. Are you looking for
an activity that will teach you a skill offering lifelong enjoyment and
relaxation, mild exercise, and opportunities to meet new people? Are you
interested in animals and the outdoors? If so, the Beginning Bird Watching
Course is for you.

Bird watching is a truly rewarding hobby. It can be enjoyed just about
anywhere including your backyard, a local park, or an exotic vacation. This
course is designed to get you started in bird watching.

The course begins with two lecture-format classes and follows with three
bird watching field trips. Ornithologists and birders from the Orleans
Audubon Society provide tips on purchasing and using binoculars and field
guides and on how to identify birds by sight, sound, and behavior. Students
also receive an introduction to ornithology and to local bird watching
groups. Bird watching field trips are led by experienced bird watchers to
exciting but conveniently located destinations.

The class meets on five consecutive Saturdays beginning on October 7th. The
first two meetings are lecture-format classes, followed by three field
trips to area parks and preserves. The two lectures will be held on Oct. 7
and 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Community Church Unitarian
Universalist. The field trips, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., will be on three
consecutive Saturdays, starting October 21.

The Community Church Unitarian Universalist is located in Lakeview: 6690
Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124-1522.

*Course Field Trip Destinations:*
Sat., Oct. 21 - Couturie Forest, New Orleans City Park
Sat., Oct. 28 - Fontainebleau State Park + Northlake Museum and Nature
Center, Mandeville
Sat., Nov. 4 - TBA: Arabi and Chalmette or New Orleans East
For more information, please email Jennifer Coulson at
<OrleansAudubon...> or call her at (985) 863-8516.
 

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Date: 9/22/17 3:41 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Peveto Woods featured in USA Today
Some may recall that I did a "Big Year in Louisiana" in 2012. The point, for me, was to see how many birds a bumbling birder with poor hearing could find but the other point was to generate donations for Baton Rouge Audubon's Peveto Woods. A reasonable amount of funds was acquired and is being used/held for Peveto Woods and acquisition of additional sites like Peveto Woods.

I am impressed by Ms. Patterson's leadership role in BRAS AND Louisiana bird conservation. I regret that I live too far from Baton Rouge to participate in BRAS meetings on anything other than an occasional basis.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane Patterson" <seejanebird...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 5:23:15 PM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Peveto Woods featured in USA Today

Forwarded from Katie Percy w/ Audubon Louisiana:


Peveto Woods made the final cut in this USA Today article
<https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2017/09/22/bird-migration/691347001/>
about
migration destinations! And two of Tom Finnie's photos were used in the
story.

Cheers,
Katie
 

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Date: 9/22/17 3:23 pm
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Peveto Woods featured in USA Today
Forwarded from Katie Percy w/ Audubon Louisiana:


Peveto Woods made the final cut in this USA Today article
<https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2017/09/22/bird-migration/691347001/>
about
migration destinations! And two of Tom Finnie's photos were used in the
story.

Cheers,
Katie
 

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Date: 9/22/17 3:21 pm
From: Nancy Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Buff-bellied hummingbird


Well,  the Buffy bus has arrived!   Congrats! 


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 mini, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...>
Date: 9/22/2017 16:49 (GMT-06:00)
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Buff-bellied hummingbird

I thought I saw a bigger, different moving hummingbird out of the corner of
my eye.later this afternoon I heard the Buff-bellied fussing.



Joan Garvey

New Orleans, LA
 

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Date: 9/22/17 2:49 pm
From: Joan Garvey <joanmgarvey1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Buff-bellied hummingbird
I thought I saw a bigger, different moving hummingbird out of the corner of
my eye.later this afternoon I heard the Buff-bellied fussing.



Joan Garvey

New Orleans, LA
 

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Date: 9/22/17 1:10 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Sep 22, 2017
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 3:07 PM
Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Sep 22, 2017
To: <loxosceles928...>


City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, Louisiana, US
Sep 22, 2017 10:19 AM - 12:49 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.78 mile(s)
Comments: James W. Beck and Linda Kingsland<br>Submitted from eBird
Android 1.3
36 species

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 5
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 3
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 2
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 10
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 15
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 7
Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) 1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 2
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 26
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 11
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 13
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1 Very small, olive-colored
Passerine; short tail and small, petite black bill, two wing bars, second
being more prominent. Primaries, secondaries and retrices dark and
outlined yellowish. White spots in front of and behind eye; spot behind
the eye much more obvious. Bird was foraging with two Blue-gray
Gnatcatchers and was constantly, nervously flicking its wings as it foraged.
There were two previous early records of this species (12 September 2017)
reported and photographed by Corey McCaa offshore in Louisiana waters, so
perhaps these records are indicative of an early movement this Fall.
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 2
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 1
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 8 All females and HY males.
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 5
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) 2
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 2
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 14
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39333508

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



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

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Date: 9/22/17 9:51 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] (another) early Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Couturie Forest
Just a few days after Marielle McCaa sent me images of two RCKIs on an
offshore rig in LA waters that her husband Corey photographed, Linda
Kingsland and I just had one with two gnatcatchers here at City Park in New
Orleans. -j
 

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Date: 9/21/17 3:58 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Audubon Project Featured in Audubon Magazine
Got my copy of Audubon Magazine yesterday - Fall 2017. The article on pages 30-37 features barrier island restoration and the birds there. There is a very nice picture of Eric Johnson on Page 37 banding a Least Tern. Other Louisiana Audubon staffers shown in a picture are Sarah Bolinger and Melinda Averhart on page 35.

The article is well illustrated and explains barrier island restoration and the trials and tribulations therein.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 9/19/17 7:33 pm
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Modification to Saucer-style Hummingbird feeder
1. I painted a piece of PVC red then attached it to the bottom of my
saucer-style hummingbird feeder. The weight of the PVC pipe helps to
stabilize and to level the feeder for the hummingbirds (especially on windy
days) while at the same time adding additional red to attract the hummers.
To attach the PVC pipe to the feeder just wrap duct tape around one end
until it fits tight in the bottom of the feeder. We have had a remarkable
increase in the number of hummingbirds this year but I am not certain it
can be attributed solely to this. Have fun with the little guys!


Link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/w8FftHX1adHYhBzt2
 

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Date: 9/19/17 10:21 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Olive-sided Flycatcher this AM, Brechtel Park in Algiers
At 1030 this AM, while looking for arthropods with my zoology class in Brechtel Park, I came across an Olive-sided atop the large snag at Shelter 3 (almost over its roof). A few minutes later, I had what was presumably the same one on a different snag about a hundred yards back toward the park entrance.


It was the only migrant I detected this morning. Otherwise a few families of bluebirds were around, scattering of heronoids, etc.


Peter Yaukey



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Date: 9/19/17 8:47 am
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Saturday Venice boat trip -- 1 spot open
LABIRD: a cancellation just now leaves 1 open spot on this Saturday’s Venice pelagic trip — contact me ASAP if interested.


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

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: 9/18/17 6:19 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles
Jody:

Bald Eagles noted throughout most of the 20th century by observers in Louisiana were strictly "winter" nesters that were thought to disperse northward in "summer". The evidence for this was purely anecdotal, but it was certainly true that records of Bald Eagles in summer were scarce. However, if you look at Lowery's 1974 occurrence chart they were not unknown. However, most of Lowery's summering records were likely early records. (Tagging studies have now confirmed that this northward flight in late spring is real--our birds have been satellite tracked to northwest Canada). The winter nesters were augmented by true winterers--birds that had summered up north but then flew south to the Gulf coast and Louisiana for the winter. But for most of the last one hundred years, few birds in either population were involved.

Bald Eagle numbers in the lower 48 crashed precipitously throughout the first three quarters of the 20th century. Shooting, spurred on by explosive human population growth, and the effects of DDT and its by-products, reduced the nesting population in Louisiana of the "winter" population to only SIX known nesting pairs by 1970. An aggressive response by the Federal government--the banning of DDT, the Endangered Species Act, the Bald and Golden Eagle Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, all passed or given teeth in the 1970s, stemmed the tide of destruction.

When I began birding in the early 70s you had to make a pilgrimage to a known nest to have a decent chance of seeing one in Louisiana in any given year. I expect that few people in the early seventies expected that any Bald Eagles would be nesting in Louisiana twenty years hence. But in fact there are now at least 600 pairs, two orders of magnitude more than in 1970. The power of law and regulation demonstrated.

While winter nesting "southern" Bald eagles were exploding, summer nesting "northern" Bald Eagles were exploding as well. Northern summer-nesting Bald Eagles began expanding southward, taking special advantage of man-made reservoirs, thus Kincaid Lake nesting.

Any species' population and temporal distribution describes a bell curve. When there were only a couple of dozen eagles wintering in Louisiana in 1970 the height of the bell and the tails of the bell curve were short. With many hundreds more birds involved the height is much higher and the tails are vastly wider. The tails now include the summer: the tail distribution of the wintering breeders, the winterers, and the summer breeders.

I expect we are getting back to the way it was when Europeans first arrived, though I doubt there are anywhere near as many eagles in Louisiana as there were 300 years ago.

David Muth
New Orleans

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Jay V Huner
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 7:38 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles

There are summer "resident" Bald Eagles at Lake Rodemacher, Cotile Lake, and Kincaid Reservoir. I have recorded them at these sites in Rapides Parish for the past decade.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jody Shugart" <jodyshugart...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 7:33:34 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles

Do Bald Eagles stay all summer? I've been having this argument with people recently and I thought that Bald Eagles are not year-round in Louisiana (at least southern Louisiana).

On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 7:22 PM, Charles Williams <chazbizz91...>
wrote:

> In the course of a couple of hours fishing yesterday afternoon in the
> middle Basin area (near intersection of Middle Fork, West Fork, and Bayou
> Long), I saw four mature eagles. I know a few eagles stay over the summer
> but did not expect four at this point in the year.
>
> Charles Williams
>



--
Jody Shugart
985-237-5091 (cell)

 

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Date: 9/18/17 5:38 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles
There are summer "resident" Bald Eagles at Lake Rodemacher, Cotile Lake, and Kincaid Reservoir. I have recorded them at these sites in Rapides Parish for the past decade.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jody Shugart" <jodyshugart...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 7:33:34 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles

Do Bald Eagles stay all summer? I've been having this argument with people
recently and I thought that Bald Eagles are not year-round in Louisiana (at
least southern Louisiana).

On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 7:22 PM, Charles Williams <chazbizz91...>
wrote:

> In the course of a couple of hours fishing yesterday afternoon in the
> middle Basin area (near intersection of Middle Fork, West Fork, and Bayou
> Long), I saw four mature eagles. I know a few eagles stay over the summer
> but did not expect four at this point in the year.
>
> Charles Williams
>



--
Jody Shugart
985-237-5091 (cell)
 

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Date: 9/18/17 5:33 pm
From: Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles
Do Bald Eagles stay all summer? I've been having this argument with people
recently and I thought that Bald Eagles are not year-round in Louisiana (at
least southern Louisiana).

On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 7:22 PM, Charles Williams <chazbizz91...>
wrote:

> In the course of a couple of hours fishing yesterday afternoon in the
> middle Basin area (near intersection of Middle Fork, West Fork, and Bayou
> Long), I saw four mature eagles. I know a few eagles stay over the summer
> but did not expect four at this point in the year.
>
> Charles Williams
>



--
Jody Shugart
985-237-5091 (cell)
 

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Date: 9/18/17 5:22 pm
From: Charles Williams <chazbizz91...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagles
In the course of a couple of hours fishing yesterday afternoon in the
middle Basin area (near intersection of Middle Fork, West Fork, and Bayou
Long), I saw four mature eagles. I know a few eagles stay over the summer
but did not expect four at this point in the year.

Charles Williams
 

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Date: 9/18/17 1:20 pm
From: dan purrington <oceanites1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] GI, yesterday
So few migrants in the woods yesterday (3 species of warblers), and
adequate heat and humidity, so that we skipped Grilletta. But we (myself,
David Muth, Mark Muniere, Joan Garvey, Kathy DeSalvo) had some OK birds:
Snowy Plover--4 (2 GI, 2 Elmer's) Not easy SE LA.
Neotropic cormorants--4 at Elmer's. Having bred? Getting to be a trend at
Elmer's Island.
Oystercatcher--1 at State Park
Olive-sided Flycatcher--Elmer's

godwits at Fourchon and Elmer's, etc.

Everything photographed (especially by Joan).

Dan Purrington

p.s. I hate to whine about the heat but after 3 mos. in Colorado at 75 deg
and 15% humidity.....
 

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Date: 9/18/17 7:04 am
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Loose Alliance Field Trip TOMORROW 9/16/17
labirders,

Here's a blog post about the Loose Alliance field trip this past
Saturday, for those who might be interested.
http://falloutbird2014.blogspot.com/2017/09/alexandria-lakes-district-field-trip.html
We encountered nothing unusual (best birds were things like Cooper's Hawk
and American Redstart), but still a nice time in the field w/ a nice group
of folks, and a chance to get acquainted with an accessible and fairly
productive birding location (eBird hotspot details:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L912861).

Happy birding;
Jonathan Clark
Jena, LA

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 2:38 PM, Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> wrote:

> Friends,
>
> For what it's worth, the Loose Alliance birding "group" will hold its
> first field trip in some years tomorrow morning. Location is the Lake
> District, Alexandria, LA. Any interested people can show up at the West
> Side Library off Ansley Blvd at 7:30 AM and join us there.
>
> Jay Huner
>
 

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