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3/26/17 8:41 pm Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] An interesting nocturnal flyover...again
3/26/17 4:38 pm Wise, Jon <Wise...> [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated Flycatcher
3/26/17 9:11 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [LABIRD-L] Southwest Louisiana March 22-24
3/25/17 2:25 pm Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Jean Lafitte NHP--Barataria Preserve Swamp, Mar 25, 2017
3/25/17 1:41 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] March migrants
3/25/17 10:30 am Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Lots of Migrants this Morning
3/25/17 8:53 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites - Marrero
3/25/17 5:05 am Henry, Donata R <droome...> [LABIRD-L] Big day for kites
3/24/17 9:10 pm Ed Wallace <mottledduck...> Re: [LABIRD-L] ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Algiers
3/24/17 5:10 pm Ed Wallace <mottledduck...> Re: [LABIRD-L] ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Algiers
3/24/17 10:58 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Algiers
3/24/17 4:43 am David Fox <thedavefox...> [LABIRD-L] Probable Hooded Warbler at Barataria Preserve
3/23/17 1:18 pm Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche...> [LABIRD-L] Durand Farm, (restricted access), Mar 23, 2017
3/23/17 6:13 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] New Orleans tornado skirts (?) Yellow-crowned colony
3/22/17 7:35 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)
3/22/17 4:29 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in Alexandria, LA
3/22/17 1:12 pm Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3/22/17 12:41 pm Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)
3/22/17 12:34 pm John Romano <birderjuan...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)
3/22/17 11:52 am Beth Maniscalco <beth.maniscalco...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3/22/17 9:26 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)
3/22/17 6:00 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Sat., Mar. 25 - Birding Jean Lafitte National Park
3/21/17 10:56 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
3/21/17 7:37 pm Jay Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Fulvous Whistling-Ducks St. Landry Parish
3/21/17 5:59 pm jw nix <jwnix1...> [LABIRD-L] FOS RTHU
3/21/17 5:55 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Common Yellowthroat
3/21/17 5:49 pm Connie Guillory <000000da2ae52590-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] FOS RTHU
3/21/17 10:49 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Cliff Swallows Rapides Parish
3/21/17 9:48 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] A few new migrants in E. Carroll
3/20/17 4:00 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] probable GOLDEN EAGLE - Marrero
3/20/17 12:49 pm <crystal.johnson.lsu...> <crystal.johnson.lsu...> [LABIRD-L] REMINDER: BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center
3/20/17 7:09 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] YTVI
3/20/17 6:19 am Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...> [LABIRD-L] YTVI
3/19/17 4:31 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] Snyder Road
3/18/17 7:03 pm Cathy DiSalvo <cedisalvo1...> [LABIRD-L] Bald eagle nest in the burbs
3/18/17 6:48 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Whip-poor-wills migrating now
3/18/17 3:37 pm Brad Price <bprice...> Re: [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
3/18/17 3:35 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kite
3/18/17 3:17 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Hummer in the honeysuckle
3/18/17 2:22 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Hummer in the honeysuckle
3/18/17 11:38 am John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Spring birds
3/18/17 8:36 am Mark Meunier <memeunier...> Re: [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
3/18/17 8:19 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
3/18/17 8:01 am Bob Thomas <rathomas...> Re: [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
3/18/17 5:33 am Henry, Donata R <droome...> [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
3/17/17 3:52 pm Pat Gallacher <gallachr...> [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle
3/17/17 8:00 am James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Prothonotary Warbler FOS today 3/17
3/16/17 3:04 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods Today // 3/15/17
3/16/17 2:36 pm Heather Amuny <haamuny...> [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods Today
3/15/17 8:09 am Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...> [LABIRD-L] Bald eagle depredation of red-shouldered hawk
3/14/17 3:20 pm jw nix <jwnix1...> [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle
3/13/17 9:14 am dan purrington <oceanites1...> [LABIRD-L] Plaquemines, yesterday
3/12/17 5:42 pm David Muth <MuthD...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Lower Plaquemines Today
3/12/17 5:36 pm David Muth <MuthD...> [LABIRD-L] Lower Plaquemines Today
3/12/17 2:13 pm Martha Avegno <elliea...> [LABIRD-L] First ruby
3/12/17 12:40 pm Beth Maniscalco <beth.maniscalco...> [LABIRD-L] Swallow tailed kite movement
3/12/17 11:46 am Missy Bowen <mbowen2...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated
3/12/17 11:14 am Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated
3/11/17 4:06 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Mora-Kistachie Road, Natchitoches Parish / 3/11/17
3/11/17 3:58 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Louisiana Waterthrush
3/11/17 12:01 pm Charlotte Seidenberg <charlotte.seidenberg...> [LABIRD-L] FOS hummer
3/10/17 1:47 pm Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
3/10/17 1:31 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena // Incoming MIgrants
3/10/17 12:57 pm Matt Brady <podoces...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
3/10/17 11:56 am Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
3/10/17 11:45 am John Romano <birderjuan...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
3/10/17 11:25 am Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
3/10/17 10:34 am Heather Amuny <haamuny...> [LABIRD-L] Yellow-headed Blackbirds
3/10/17 6:24 am Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...> [LABIRD-L] Bachman's sparrows
3/8/17 8:42 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] kites
3/8/17 3:23 pm pamela morgan <avesart...> [LABIRD-L] FOS RTHU
3/8/17 10:42 am Claire Thomas <claire...> [LABIRD-L] kites
3/8/17 7:27 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: FOS SWALLOW-TAILED KITE ST TAMMANY PARISH
3/7/17 8:33 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] please give Swallow-tailed Kite directions south of I-10
3/7/17 7:29 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] please give Swallow-tailed Kite directions south of I-10
3/7/17 6:47 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] please give Swallow-tailed Kite directions south of I-10
3/7/17 3:30 pm Percy, Katie <kpercy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites - Marrero
3/7/17 2:57 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites - Marrero
3/7/17 2:00 pm Aelita J Pinter <apinter...> [LABIRD-L] testing - please ignore
3/7/17 1:31 pm Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS SWALLOW-TAILED KITE ST TAMMANY PARISH
3/7/17 11:41 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] FOS SWALLOW-TAILED KITE ST TAMMANY PARISH
3/6/17 3:38 pm Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Birding Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge - Sat., March 11
3/5/17 5:18 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Bell's Vireo, Say's Phoebe etc., 4 March, Venice etc.
3/5/17 3:38 pm Wise, Jon <Wise...> [LABIRD-L] Orleans Audubon/Crescent Bird Club Trip to Plaquemines Parish 3/4/17
3/5/17 11:06 am Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Birding at Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery 3/2/17
3/5/17 6:17 am Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Spring Nesting South of New Orleans
3/5/17 4:51 am Puget Sound Birds <pugetsoundbird...> [LABIRD-L] Spring Nesting South of New Orleans
3/4/17 9:43 am Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] Visitor looking for Bachman's Sparrow
3/2/17 6:56 pm Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Wintering Hummingbird Report #6
3/2/17 6:39 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines
3/2/17 4:29 pm Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines
3/2/17 1:53 pm Daniel Lane <barbetboy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines
3/2/17 12:05 pm Bob Thomas <rathomas...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FW: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Do bird feeders increase nest predation?
3/2/17 10:39 am Philip C Stouffer <pstouffer...> [LABIRD-L] FW: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Do bird feeders increase nest predation?
3/2/17 9:28 am Trond Nilsen <trond.nilsen...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting April 28-30
3/2/17 7:51 am Bill Vermillion <bill.gcjv...> [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Do bird feeders increase nest predation?
3/1/17 7:46 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines // Park-like habitat and Tensas Parish.
3/1/17 6:58 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] first Yellow-crowned Night-Heron back
3/1/17 6:12 pm John Romano <birderjuan...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines
3/1/17 3:35 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines
3/1/17 2:00 pm Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting April 28-30
3/1/17 11:39 am Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LABIRD-L Digest - 27 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (#2017-54)
3/1/17 9:41 am Sandra Barbier <sandabar10...> [LABIRD-L] Tree help
3/1/17 8:09 am Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LABIRD-L Digest - 27 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (#2017-54)
3/1/17 7:24 am Progne99 <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...> Re: [LABIRD-L] LABIRD-L Digest - 27 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (#2017-54)
2/28/17 2:59 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Declining winter populations of Red-tailed Hawks
2/27/17 6:31 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Parish Bird Lists - Tensas Parish
2/27/17 7:29 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Plaquemines parish Bell's vireo..Still there.
2/27/17 7:19 am bill fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Plaquemines parish Bell's vireo..Still there.
2/26/17 8:46 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Plaquemines parish Bell's vireo..Still there.
2/26/17 8:35 pm Supreet Sahoo <supreet.sahoo...> [LABIRD-L] Trip Report
2/26/17 7:50 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Lake Verret Area / 02/25/2017
2/26/17 3:40 pm Mark Pethke <mdpethke...> [LABIRD-L] Couch's Kingbird at Fontainebleau State Park.
2/26/17 12:49 pm Mark Pethke <mdpethke...> [LABIRD-L] Couch's Kingbird? at Fontainebleau State Park.
2/26/17 6:01 am Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center (NOTE: new date) // The Barred Owl
2/26/17 5:05 am <crystal.johnson.lsu...> <crystal.johnson.lsu...> [LABIRD-L] BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center (NOTE: new date)
2/25/17 6:12 pm Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Birding Trip to Diamond on Sat., Mar. 4th
2/25/17 4:59 pm Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> [LABIRD-L] I have room in my spring birding class!
 
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Date: 3/26/17 8:41 pm
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] An interesting nocturnal flyover...again
LAbird,

At 10:20pm tonight, I heard a Common Gallinule call as it flew over the backyard. There's no gallinule habitat within...10-15 miles? It's actually not the first time - I had a nocturnal calling flyover on 4 April 2010. According to Cornell's Birds of North America, migration occurs along the Gulf Coast between 31 Mar and 29 April. Pretty fun to have a marshbird on the yard list.

Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
Ejohnson AT Audubon.org
 

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Date: 3/26/17 4:38 pm
From: Wise, Jon <Wise...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated Flycatcher
While searching Recovery Road this morning for early migrants, I located the Ash-throated Flycatcher, which I assume is the same one that wintered here (and that I missed several times). It was vocalizing, which enabled me to locate it, but it turned out to be very close to the road in a Chinese tallow about 30 yards north of the abandoned feral hog trap and gave me a long good look. I went afterward to the pond to the south but was able to relocate it on the walk back. The bird seemed healthy.

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Date: 3/26/17 9:11 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Southwest Louisiana March 22-24
I was in Southwest Louisiana birding much of Wednesday-Friday.

On Wednesday, I birded along Old River Road north of Starks including Alligator Park and the piney woods area (in Beauregard Parish). Alligator Park is currently closed due to construction but you can access good bottomland habitat from the end of Cemetery road (south side of Alligator Park). Owling yielded Barred and a couple of Eastern Screech. Bottomland nesters were singing. eBird lists below...
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35344780
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35351405
Once I got to the piney woods, I had a singing Bachman's Sparrow. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35351307

On Thursday, I had a Swainson's Hawk (early) at Sabine Pass. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35380213
Very few migrants in the woods at Johnson's Bayou or Peveto.
Once it got dark, I spent about 1.5 hours walking in the marsh at Broussard's Beach playing Black and Yellow Rail tape without any success. I walked in the marsh east of the beach access road and that habitat apparently was burned 3-4 months ago and grass is likely too thin to support any rails. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35385641

On Friday morning, I went back to Broussard Beach but walked the marsh west of the beach access road (again playing tape for Yellow and Black rail). I got a Black Rail to respond in the marsh about a half mile east of the beach access road, but unfortunately I was not able to get any voice recordings (it only called twice). I also birded Broussard's Beach itself. You could easily drive east to the first cut. I think you could make it across this cut and keep heading to East Jetty, but I did not want to try it in my 2WD. There were good numbers of birds, especially Piping, Snowy and Wilson's Plovers but not too many big (Herring) gulls. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35393001

I spent a little time looking for ducks off Holly Beach both days but the sea was rough and I did not see any ducks sitting on the water. I did have a nice breeding plumaged Franklin's Gull (early?) on Friday. Also on Friday, I had a tern that essentially looked like a Royal Tern but had a yellow bill. Photographs are in the Friday Holly Beach checklist linked below.
Thursday Holly Beach: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35385648
Friday Holly Beach: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35396314

No migrants in the woods on Friday either.

Good luck,

Jim Holmes
Sacramento, CA
 

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Date: 3/25/17 2:25 pm
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Jean Lafitte NHP--Barataria Preserve Swamp, Mar 25, 2017
13 of us walked the Bayou Coquille Trail in Barataria today, thankfully
missing the bad weather. But it was a very slow and awfully quiet day. But
we had a few folks from California with us, so it is always good to get
lifers for out-of-town visitors. FOS Yellow-throated Vireo and a small
flock of Spoonbills flying over were the highlights on an otherwise slow
morning.

But the iris are blooming nicely, if anyone is interested.


Wendy Rihner


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Date: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Jean Lafitte NHP--Barataria Preserve Swamp, Mar 25,
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Jean Lafitte NHP--Barataria Preserve Swamp, Jefferson, Louisiana, US
Mar 25, 2017 8:05 AM - 10:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.8 mile(s)
Comments: Bright and sunny for first hour; cloudy and very windy after
first hour; 13 participants on OAS/CBC outing
26 species

Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 2
Little Blue Heron 2
Roseate Spoonbill 5 FO
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 2 One adult seen on Hwy 45 and the other adult seen on
Marsh Overlook
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 H only
Mourning Dove 1
Barred Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Northern Parula 8
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Red-winged Blackbird 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
ecklist/S35423511

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

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Date: 3/25/17 1:41 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] March migrants
Labirders,

I went to Snyder Rd west of Jena this morning and got FOS Hooded
Warblers -- 6. Got 3 more on another nearby location, Sparrow St. Also at
both locations were No. Parula, B-&-w Warbler, Red-eyed and White-eyed
videos. The RE Vireo was FOS.

On Thursday the 23rd I had my FOS Chimney Swifts at home in Jena, and
Tom Pollock and I had FOSs No. Parula & Yellow-throated Vireo on Catahoula
NWR HQ Unit and FOS Cliff Swallows at nearby Hwy 84 bridge over Old River.
Couple of days before that I had a flyover LB Heron at the house. WE Vireo
continues around the yard, and N. Parula and B-&-w Warbler have put in an
appearance in the yard as well.

What next? Spring has sprung.

Happy birding;
Jonathan Clark
Jena LA
 

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Date: 3/25/17 10:30 am
From: Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Lots of Migrants this Morning
I had one isolated STKI and a bit later a kettle of 12 individuals flying north overhead.


In oak trees not too far from the Mississippi R. levee I saw and heard lots of NOPA, several WEVI, and saw (and heard) a male Wilson's Warbler.


Also flying upriver over the river was a lone hawk that was definitely not an eagle or vulture (head too long for vulture; and I saw both black and turkey vultures elsewhere this morning, and know them well), not a ret-tailed, broad-winged, or red-shouldered hawk (but buteo-proportioned). It had a disproportionately long tail (quite rounded tipped), and was all dark beneath from what I could tell (too far away to see any markings at all). Zone-tailed hawk? Has anyone else seen any in S. Louisiana recently?


I saw some other migratory hawks when I didn't have binoculars to try and ID them.


Strong wind out of the SW has been moving a lot of birds through the area this morning!


Tom Sherry
West Bank New Orleans, several miles downriver from Crescent City Connection Bridge.
 

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Date: 3/25/17 8:53 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites - Marrero
Tommy Walker and I had 5 STKIs flying due East along Millaudon Canal this
morning as well as an adult Broad-winged Hawk in the woods. Jenn, I'll
privately email you the GPS coordinates later. -j
 

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Date: 3/25/17 5:05 am
From: Henry, Donata R <droome...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Big day for kites
Like Peter, we spotted a lot of swallow-tailed kites around Bayou Sauvage yesterday. 3 were foraging the tree line at hwys 90 and 510. 6 more were moving southeast at hwys 11 and 90. Later there were at least a dozen moving southeast along the Maxent Canal. All were spotted between 3-5:30pm.

Other birds we observed in good number around the refuge include roseate spoonbills (at least 35), blue-winged teal (40), black-necked stilts (70), black-bellied whistling ducks (25), the regular cast of herons, gallinules, yellowthroats, etc. Unfortunately no golden eagles James!

On a different note, Rene found a white-eyed vireo nest in Husser with broken eggshells this past week. The nest was so fresh the moss used for construction was still green. Very beautiful, and on the earlier end (I'm not declaring any records here, just making an observation). Seems possible that this could have been built by a bird that overwintered in Louisiana. Or one that just got a nice jump on its migration. Luckily it's got plenty of time for another round.

Naturally, Donata

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Date: 3/24/17 9:10 pm
From: Ed Wallace <mottledduck...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Algiers
They were east of Mischaud and appeared to be moving east toward Slidell

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Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Algiers

While driving home today, I saw a close grouping of at least 15 swallow-tailed kites near the second bridge past Michaud Blvd. Made my day!

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Subject: [LABIRD-L] ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Algiers

A couple hours ago my bird class was treated to ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Brechtel Park in Algiers (West Bank of metro New Orleans).


All were headed northeast. Flock of five low, then flock of four high, then one solo medium-low. However, they were all in the short span 1042-1050, and were not making rapid headway, so may well have been all in eye contact and a thus (sort of) one flock.


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Date: 3/24/17 5:10 pm
From: Ed Wallace <mottledduck...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Algiers
While driving home today, I saw a close grouping of at least 15 swallow-tailed kites near the second bridge past Michaud Blvd. Made my day!

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Subject: [LABIRD-L] ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Algiers

A couple hours ago my bird class was treated to ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Brechtel Park in Algiers (West Bank of metro New Orleans).


All were headed northeast. Flock of five low, then flock of four high, then one solo medium-low. However, they were all in the short span 1042-1050, and were not making rapid headway, so may well have been all in eye contact and a thus (sort of) one flock.


Peter Yaukey

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Date: 3/24/17 10:58 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Algiers
A couple hours ago my bird class was treated to ten Swallow-tailed Kites over Brechtel Park in Algiers (West Bank of metro New Orleans).


All were headed northeast. Flock of five low, then flock of four high, then one solo medium-low. However, they were all in the short span 1042-1050, and were not making rapid headway, so may well have been all in eye contact and a thus (sort of) one flock.


Peter Yaukey

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Date: 3/24/17 4:43 am
From: David Fox <thedavefox...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Probable Hooded Warbler at Barataria Preserve
I heard a HOWA on 3/22, and a more skilled birder heard one on 3/23; both
in the Pecan Grove area. We were both working at the time, so we didn't
get visual confirmation.
 

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Date: 3/23/17 1:18 pm
From: Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Durand Farm, (restricted access), Mar 23, 2017
LaBirders,

This morning I visited a large ag/wetland near the town of St. Martinville.
Most of the fields were in crawfish production although there were a few
muddy areas that were attractive to shorebirds. The crawfish were a magnet
to water-associated species as is seem by the large numbers of birds feeding
on them. If there are any crawfish ponds in your area, now is the time to
bird those areas (with permission or from the roadside).

Mike

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35377258

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Date: 3/23/17 6:13 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] New Orleans tornado skirts (?) Yellow-crowned colony
I took some students to New Orleans East yesterday to view the tornado track from Feb 7, and collect some data on bird impacts. It turns out there is a large night-heron colony immediately adjacent the path, on Knight, that probably extended into the track. Counted 42 herons yesterday just south of the track, incomplete survey.


Details are on my blog https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6696875822061942045#allposts/postNum=0


Peter Yaukey

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Date: 3/22/17 7:35 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)
One of my last projects at ULL was developing (with Mike Musumeche) a seasonal checklist for the Palmetto Island area. This was funded by the tourism department in the Lt. Governor's office. One deliverable was images of the birds on the checklist. I found a number on line with credits to Chandler Robbins. I was surprised to be able to quickly locate him on line and find that he was still active. He was very helpful and we were able to use his images.

And, as an aside, when I started birding in the mid-1990s, I used the Robbins Golden Field Guide that had been my mother's book. It cost $2.95 when originally acquired.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Judith O'Neale" <losbirdlady...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:41:00 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)

Sad news. Chan has been a life member of LOS for a very long time.

Judith O'Neale
Lafayette LA

From: Nancy L Newfield
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:26 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)

Borrowed from BIRDCHAT:

<http://blog.lauraerickson.com/2017/03/chandler-robbins-19182017.html>


​NLN​

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 3/22/17 4:29 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in Alexandria, LA
I have been finding at least 50 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at the Lake District in western Alexandria for the past 10 months or so. On the 20th, I arrived about the time that a resident was putting out feed at the water retention pond adjacent to Ansley Blvd. I eventually counted at least 180 birds. It reminded me of the large numbers of black-bellies in various parks in the New Orleans area. Not sure if the ducks will disperse for breeding or will remain in the area most of the year. Time will tell but those who question whether or not the climate is changing are reminded that less that 20 years ago, you had to go to the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in southern Cameron to have a chance at ticking a BBWD for a year list.

Had a nice list but no incoming migrants, yet.

Jay Huner


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35310932
 

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Date: 3/22/17 1:12 pm
From: Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird
I had a male ruby throat too today at the feeder. It is a week earlier than last year. Also had a flock of 50 waxwings descend on my mulberry tree. I didn't realize they ate the berries when they were still red and not all the way ripe, but they did.

Harriett Pooler
Baton Rouge

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On Mar 22, 2017, at 1:51 PM, Beth Maniscalco <beth.maniscalco...> wrote:

Our first of spring adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird was observed
yesterday, March 21st at a feeder. It was back again this morning. Still
have at least one Buff-bellied and Rufous hummingbirds around as well.

Beth and Sammy Maniscalco
Thibodaux, LA
(approx. 60 miles SW of New Orleans)
 

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Date: 3/22/17 12:41 pm
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)
Sad news. Chan has been a life member of LOS for a very long time.

Judith O'Neale
Lafayette LA

From: Nancy L Newfield
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:26 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)

Borrowed from BIRDCHAT:

<http://blog.lauraerickson.com/2017/03/chandler-robbins-19182017.html>


​NLN​

--
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Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 3/22/17 12:34 pm
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)
A great birding family - I had the good fortune to know Chandler Robbin's
slightly younger brother Sam Robbins. Sam said that their father banded
birds in their yard so they had that experience early on. Sam Robbins was
an absolute Icon of birding in Wisconsin.

http://images.library.wisc.edu/EcoNatRes/EFacs/PassPigeon/ppv62no01/reference/econatres.pp62n01.i0014.pdf

John Romano
Opelousas/Breaux Bridge

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:26 AM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
wrote:

> Borrowed from BIRDCHAT:
>
> <http://blog.lauraerickson.com/2017/03/chandler-robbins-19182017.html>
>
>
> ​NLN​
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
 

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Date: 3/22/17 11:52 am
From: Beth Maniscalco <beth.maniscalco...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Our first of spring adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird was observed
yesterday, March 21st at a feeder. It was back again this morning. Still
have at least one Buff-bellied and Rufous hummingbirds around as well.

Beth and Sammy Maniscalco
Thibodaux, LA
(approx. 60 miles SW of New Orleans)
 

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Date: 3/22/17 9:26 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Chandler Robbins (1918–2017)
Borrowed from BIRDCHAT:

<http://blog.lauraerickson.com/2017/03/chandler-robbins-19182017.html>


​NLN​

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

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Date: 3/22/17 6:00 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Sat., Mar. 25 - Birding Jean Lafitte National Park
*Orleans Audubon Monthly Birding Trips*

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

*Birding Jean Lafitte Historical Park and Preserve* (half-day trip)
*Date:* Saturday, March 25
*Time:* 8:00 a.m.
*Location:* Meet at the Bayou Coquille trail head in the Barataria Unit of
the park located on Hwy. 45. Follow signs off of the West Bank Exp. for the
National Park.
*Leader:* Wendy Rihner (330) 348-3810
 

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Date: 3/21/17 10:56 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Whew...took long enough, but I just heard my first YCNH of Spring. -j
 

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Date: 3/21/17 7:37 pm
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fulvous Whistling-Ducks St. Landry Parish
Flock of about 40 birds flying west to east about 10 miles northwest of Church Point. Around 4:45 PM.

Lesser Black-backed Gulls still in crawfish ponds off Dusty Road near intersection with La 751.

Jay Huner

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Date: 3/21/17 5:59 pm
From: jw nix <jwnix1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS RTHU
FOS Ruby-throated hummingbird at the feeder on Sunday afternoon.

saw 3 yesterday……

and 2 were fussing over a feeder this afternoon……

josephine
avery island
 

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Date: 3/21/17 5:55 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Common Yellowthroat
This afternoon I heard my first "witchity, witchty, witchity" along
the drainage canal behind work. -j

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

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Date: 3/21/17 5:49 pm
From: Connie Guillory <000000da2ae52590-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS RTHU
Just saw our FOS Ruby-throated hummingbird at the feeder briefly around 6 pm 3/21/17. Hopefully he/she will return. Alexandria, LA
Connie Guillory
 

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Date: 3/21/17 10:49 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cliff Swallows Rapides Parish
There were 15-20 Cliff Swallows at the exit 94 overpass on I-49 this morning.

Jay Huner

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Date: 3/21/17 9:48 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] A few new migrants in E. Carroll
I went for a walk in the Bayou Macon WMA south of Hwy 2 this morning and had
FOS Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, and N.
Parula. The trees that were either bare or just sporting new leaf growth or
blooms made it easy to see the Gnatcatchers and Parula. The vireos were not
so cooperative.

Winter birds including Hermit Thrush and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker are still
here. Ruby-crowned Kinglets were singing all over the place. For full list
of 25 species, see link below.
Roselie Overby

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35329201

 

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Date: 3/20/17 4:00 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] probable GOLDEN EAGLE - Marrero
LABIRD,

I am still in shock and can't believe this, but Linda and I just had
what I am 98% sure was an adult Golden Eagle soaring in the thermals
over our house here in Marrero. Lots of moving raptors today...

This bird was big-headed, but not *quite* as big-headed as a juvenile
or immature Bald. When the sunlight the bird, I saw thew nape QUITE
well and it was rich, golden-brown in contrast to the dark brown face
and underbelly. Addiotionally, the patagials were the same rich,
golden-brown as the nape. A dead-ringer for every typical GOEA I have
seen out west and worked with in captivity.... Its flight was not
diheadral, but on firm, flat wings.every GOEA The tail was all dark,
but I would like to have seen it better. What I am 100% certain of is
that is was NOT a BAEA of ANY age. Unfortunately, our telephoto lens
is still kaput and we haven't replaced it yet, so I know...no
photo...very frustrating

Just wanted to come inside and post this real quick to get the word
out. I'll submit a LBRC long form later, hopefully with better
details. Obviously such a great bird AND location will not pass
muster without documentation, but those on the West Bank, get outside
and keep your eyes to the sky!!! -j

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

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Date: 3/20/17 12:49 pm
From: <crystal.johnson.lsu...> <crystal.johnson.lsu...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] REMINDER: BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center
REMINDER: BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center



Speakers: Delaina LeBlanc and Jed Pitre

Title: Understanding Migratory Connectivity of Red Knots *(Calidris
canutus)* in Louisiana

Date and time: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 - 8:00 PM (Note that this *new
date* is one week later than the original date of Mar. 16 announced
previously)

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

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



Summary: Occurrence of Red Knots *(Calidris canutus)* in the western Gulf
of Mexico has been poorly understood until the past decade. Marking and
re-sighting efforts in Grand Isle and on the Caminada Headland since 2014,
suggest that migratory connectivity is fairly strong among many of these
birds. Birds banded on Louisiana’s coast have been seen as far away as
Chile. Recent efforts include applications of tracking devices including
nanotags and geolocators in an ongoing effort to learn Louisiana’s role in
the life cycle of this species.



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



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



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



Crystal N. Johnson

<crystal.johnson.lsu...>

Baton Rouge Audubon Society Programs Chair
 

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Date: 3/20/17 7:09 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] YTVI
Three at least at Castor Plunge Bottoms plus similar number of parulas Sunday morning.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 20, 2017, at 8:19 AM, Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...> wrote:
>
> Yellow-throated vireos arrived in Woodworth, Rapides Parish, on Saturday.
>
> Steve Shively
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 3/20/17 6:19 am
From: Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] YTVI
Yellow-throated vireos arrived in Woodworth, Rapides Parish, on Saturday.

Steve Shively





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Date: 3/19/17 4:31 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Snyder Road
labirders,

I made a run out to one of my favorite local places to bird -- Snyder
Road, a few miles west of Jena in La Salle Parish. Was hoping for some FOS.
Got White-eyed Vireo, Black-and-White Warbler, and Green Heron. Woods
starting to look and feel spring-y; can't wait for the rest of the warblers
to get there (traditionally a great place for Swainson's, Worm-eating,
B-&-W, Hooded, Kentucky...).
today's list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35289234
When I got home to Jena I had another White-eyed Vireo, and I swear I
heard a Worm-eating Warbler a few times from neighboring property (thick
undergrowth of disturbed patch of oak-gum-hickory-pine woods). But I'm
cautious -- it's a little early, right?

Happy Birding;
Jonathan Clark
 

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Date: 3/18/17 7:03 pm
From: Cathy DiSalvo <cedisalvo1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagle nest in the burbs
Hi All
Finally able to post about the successful first time bald eagle nest on the
Mississippi River batture in Harahan, a New Orleans suburb. I don't mean
to boast, but this nest is in close viewing from my back yard...whoopee! I
have watched this pair build this nest over 2 months. Over this last 4
weeks,I have seen the adult bending over the deep nest apparently feeding a
chick. Two days ago, I could see 1 little grey furry ( alas quite ugly)
head stretch out above the rim of the nest. I am still in disbelief. The
river road runs along the levee here with a paved path on top. The
eagles nest is within 60 ft of this path with joggers, bikers, children,
and dogs passing often. Not to mention river road traffic, and entire
suburban neighborhood, and a barge cleaning business within the block. I
guess these are city eagles and don't mind the chaos. Or maybe they decided
it is a small price to pay for living on the Mississippi River.

Though not a rare bird, its proximity to accessible viewing is amazing, for
anyone who would like to view the nest. Also a great opportunity for
children. The nest is located adjacent to the river road in Harahan
between Imperial Woods Drive and West Imperial Drive, directly behind 7400
Stoneleigh Drive. There is no parking on the river road but closest side
street to nest is West Imperial. If you know where my rear driveway is,
your are welcome to park there.

If you need further direction you can email me off line.
The joys of birdwatching!!!
Cathy DiSalvo
Harahan La
 

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Date: 3/18/17 6:48 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Whip-poor-wills migrating now
Had 2 WHIPs tonight at my usual location just north of Homer in Claiborne Parish. Got vocal recordings of 1 bird. Both birds only singing briefly. It's the earliest I've ever had them.

If you're interested in looking for them and maybe adding them to parish lists, start going out from now through April. If you're in North Louisiana and have questions about habitat, please email off list. But up here they are not confined to bottomland hardwood like they are in South Louisiana.

John Dillon
Athens, LA

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Date: 3/18/17 3:37 pm
From: Brad Price <bprice...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
Everything seems to be early so far this spring. Could we see an earlier
migration than normal?

Brad Price




From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>,
Date: 03/18/2017 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
Sent by: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on
Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...>



I don't find Wood Ducks with ducklings to be unusual in appropriate
habitat in March in SW Louisiana.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 18, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Bob Thomas <rathomas...> wrote:
>
> They were calling along the Coquille trail yesterday (3-17).
>
>> On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 7:33 AM, Henry, Donata R <droome...>
wrote:
>>
>> Although the northern parulas were singing in Abita on March 16th I
didn't
>> hear any in New Orleans yesterday. We did find a pair of wood ducks in
City
>> Park with at least six ducklings that looked to be well over a week
>> old...which means they got started in early February at the latest. An
>> interesting 'spring'!
>>
>> Donata
>>
>
>
>
> --
> *Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D., Professor & Director*
> Loyola Distinguished Scholar Chair in Environmental Communication
> Center for Environmental Communication
> School of Mass Communication
> &
> Environmental Program Faculty
> Loyola University Box 199
> New Orleans, LA 70118 USA
> Office: 327 Communications/Music Complex
> Voice 504-865-2107
> Cell 504-909-6568
> Fax 504-865-3799
> @DrBobNatureNote
> www.loyno.edu/lucec
 

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Date: 3/18/17 3:35 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kite
Labirders,

Saw a Swallow-tailed Kite over my yard in Jena in La Salle Parish. About
10 minutes ago. It was up high and circling, seemed like it might be
working its way N/NE, but I didn't get to observe it long as I lost it
behind the trees north of the yard while trying to get the camera on it.
Got good look through bins, though. What a beaut! : )

Keep an eye to the sky!
Jonathan Clark
 

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Date: 3/18/17 3:17 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Hummer in the honeysuckle
Was working on lake side of house - Cotile Lake/Rapides Parish - about 4:30 PM - when a ruby-throat cruised past me to the sugar water feeder on our balcony. First hummingbird since last October.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 4:22:32 PM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Hummer in the honeysuckle

Finally. Five days overdue. Better late then never.
Adult male RTHU sipping on the nectar and gnat catching.
Janine Robin
Folsom LA
St Tammany parish, NW corner
 

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Date: 3/18/17 2:22 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Hummer in the honeysuckle
Finally. Five days overdue. Better late then never.
Adult male RTHU sipping on the nectar and gnat catching.
Janine Robin
Folsom LA
St Tammany parish, NW corner
 

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Date: 3/18/17 11:38 am
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Spring birds
Got in some much needed stress-relief birding this morning at Corney Lake near Summerfield in Claiborne Parish. 51 species in 2.4 miles and just under 3.5hrs. Highlights were:

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron FOS
subadult Bald Eagle
White-eyed Vireo FOS
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher FOS
3 Golden-crowned Kinglet
Louisiana Waterthrush FOS
Northern Parula FOS
Yellow-throated Warbler FOS

Full list at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35254985

John Dillon
Athens, LA


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Date: 3/18/17 8:36 am
From: Mark Meunier <memeunier...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
Parulas are calling in City Park now, and have been the last couple of days. You just have to be in the right spot.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 18, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Bob Thomas <rathomas...> wrote:
>
> They were calling along the Coquille trail yesterday (3-17).
>
>> On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 7:33 AM, Henry, Donata R <droome...> wrote:
>>
>> Although the northern parulas were singing in Abita on March 16th I didn't
>> hear any in New Orleans yesterday. We did find a pair of wood ducks in City
>> Park with at least six ducklings that looked to be well over a week
>> old...which means they got started in early February at the latest. An
>> interesting 'spring'!
>>
>> Donata
>
>
>
> --
> *Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D., Professor & Director*
> Loyola Distinguished Scholar Chair in Environmental Communication
> Center for Environmental Communication
> School of Mass Communication
> &
> Environmental Program Faculty
> Loyola University Box 199
> New Orleans, LA 70118 USA
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Date: 3/18/17 8:19 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
I don't find Wood Ducks with ducklings to be unusual in appropriate habitat in March in SW Louisiana.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 18, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Bob Thomas <rathomas...> wrote:
>
> They were calling along the Coquille trail yesterday (3-17).
>
>> On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 7:33 AM, Henry, Donata R <droome...> wrote:
>>
>> Although the northern parulas were singing in Abita on March 16th I didn't
>> hear any in New Orleans yesterday. We did find a pair of wood ducks in City
>> Park with at least six ducklings that looked to be well over a week
>> old...which means they got started in early February at the latest. An
>> interesting 'spring'!
>>
>> Donata
>>
>
>
>
> --
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> Loyola Distinguished Scholar Chair in Environmental Communication
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Date: 3/18/17 8:01 am
From: Bob Thomas <rathomas...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
They were calling along the Coquille trail yesterday (3-17).

On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 7:33 AM, Henry, Donata R <droome...> wrote:

> Although the northern parulas were singing in Abita on March 16th I didn't
> hear any in New Orleans yesterday. We did find a pair of wood ducks in City
> Park with at least six ducklings that looked to be well over a week
> old...which means they got started in early February at the latest. An
> interesting 'spring'!
>
> Donata
>



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Date: 3/18/17 5:33 am
From: Henry, Donata R <droome...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] A couple of spring observations
Although the northern parulas were singing in Abita on March 16th I didn't hear any in New Orleans yesterday. We did find a pair of wood ducks in City Park with at least six ducklings that looked to be well over a week old...which means they got started in early February at the latest. An interesting 'spring'!

Donata
 

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Date: 3/17/17 3:52 pm
From: Pat Gallacher <gallachr...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle
Mature bald eagle circling over my house in Magnolia Forest, Pearl River, at 10 a.m. this morning.

Debbie Gallacher
 

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Date: 3/17/17 8:00 am
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Prothonotary Warbler FOS today 3/17
LABIRD: My first Prothonotary arrived this morning, singing and already inspecting a nest box, at my place near St. Gabriel.


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

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>
 

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Date: 3/16/17 3:04 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods Today // 3/15/17
I missed Yellow-crowned Night-Heron and White-crowned Sparrow yesterday. Birds I saw not noted by the Amunys were Tree Swallow, White-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Orange-crowned Warbler, Northern Flicker, Blue Jay, Barn Swallow, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Common Grackle, and Red-winged Blackbird.

Jay Huner

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From: "Heather Amuny" <haamuny...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:35:58 PM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods Today

We were at Peveto today from about 10:30-12 and saw 3 Cedar Waxwings in
the mulberry trees behind the porta-potty. There were 3 Yellow-crowned Night Herons, several Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 10-12 Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, male and female Cardinal, an Eastern Phoebe, and a small flock of 5-6 White-crowned sparrows.
Heather and Jack Amuny
Cameron Parish
Little Florida Beach

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Date: 3/16/17 2:36 pm
From: Heather Amuny <haamuny...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods Today
We were at Peveto today from about 10:30-12 and saw 3 Cedar Waxwings in
the mulberry trees behind the porta-potty. There were 3 Yellow-crowned Night Herons, several Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 10-12 Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, male and female Cardinal, an Eastern Phoebe, and a small flock of 5-6 White-crowned sparrows.
Heather and Jack Amuny
Cameron Parish
Little Florida Beach

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Date: 3/15/17 8:09 am
From: Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bald eagle depredation of red-shouldered hawk
Yesterday, my Wildlife Technician, Cody Austell, was attempting to fix a malfunctioning camera that we have set up on an active bald eagle nest on the Evangeline Unit of the Calcasieu Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest. An adult and two young were in the nest which is 100 feet up in a loblolly pine northwest of Woodworth in Rapides Parish. The following is Cody's eyewitness account of what happened when a red-shouldered hawk apparently attempted to prey on the young eagles:

"Around noon on 3/14/2017.

While I was trying to free up the connector mess on the closed circuit camera, laying on my hip on the forest floor, I started to hear the female eagle screech from inside the nest. I leaned back to peer around a tree and I saw what looked like a red-shouldered hawk dive bombing towards the nest kind of like a thrown football with the wings tucked in.

After the hawk made his second attempt with the female in the nest. I hear off to the south the cry of another eagle. As soon as that sound is heard the female leaps from the nest and the male is not far behind her. I struggle with my Kodak camera to turn on while this interaction was happening just to see that the batteries are dead (I never used the camera that makes no sense). So I scramble for my cellphone and catch a 10 second video. Awestruck by what I'm seeing unfold in front of me, I stare upwards as the two eagles make circles around the hawk as it desperately tries to fly away.

This goes on no longer than 2 minutes. When the hawk flaps its wings to turn the other way in the middle of the circle one of the eagles lunges inwards and grabs the hawk by the breast. The eagle with a loud "thunk" lands in the nest with the hawk.

At this time I grab a bunch of wires and jimmy a connection so I can see what's going on in the nest.

The black and white video obtained shows the mother digging her beak into the neck of the hawk as an eaglet scoots closer to be fed.

The entire interaction could not have lasted more than 15 minutes and it is one I will never forget."




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Date: 3/14/17 3:20 pm
From: jw nix <jwnix1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle
March 14,…..4:20pm I WAS THRILLED to note a BALD EAGLE flying East to West over Staring Lane between Highland and Burbank. It is the FIRST TIME EVER that I have seen a BE within a mile of my home!!!

perhaps one of the adults nesting near the river?



josephne
 

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Date: 3/13/17 9:14 am
From: dan purrington <oceanites1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Plaquemines, yesterday
David Muth posted a narrative of our trip to lower Plaquemines Parish
yesterday, and I have uploaded some photos from the SWKI extravaganza
across from Ft. Jackson. For what it is worth, I used a Canon SX60 with
65X optical zoom to get the close-up of one kite perched in the roost tree
at a distance of about 200 yds. I have ordinarily used a Canon DSLR with
300 mm prime lens to photograph birds, and the image quality is superb with
that setup, but for distant birds, I don't think the S60 can be beat.

The link is http/www.tulane.edu/~danny/swki.html

Dan Purrington
 

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Date: 3/12/17 5:42 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Lower Plaquemines Today
Labird:

One addition--we had at least 10 Lesser Black-backed Gulls among over 500 Herring Gulls at the dump and in various loafing places--fields, parking lots, barges and roofs, in the Tidewater Rd. area. We no doubt missed a better gull, but a nasty wind was blowing the rain horizontally...

David Muth
New Orleans

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of David Muth
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:36 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lower Plaquemines Today

Labird:

Dan Purrington, Mark Meunier and I decided to try to take advantage of the propitious timing of the front and head downriver hoping for a fall-out of some kind. The rain lingered much longer than we might have wished, but it eventually ended. The day was good, though early trans-gulf neotropical migrants were limited to at least 27 Swallow-tailed Kites, one Solitary Sandpiper, one adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and three N. Parulas. Other birds, including a male Black-and-White Warbler in Ft. Jackson Woods and two adult Yellow-crowned Night-Herons on Haliburton Road might have been migrants, but individuals meeting that description wintered in each place.

The highlights of the day were two adult male Shiny Cowbirds together at the road curve among the chickens and doves, and outboard motor cowls serving as planters, at the beginning of Tidewater Rd., at the 90 degree curve right after crossing the levee at the end of Hwy. 23 ("The Jump"). One SHCO had been seen previously, but today there were two, along with an estimated 65 Bronzed Cowbirds and one Yellow-headed Blackbird.

However, kites provided the spectacle of the day. When we arrived at Ft. Jackson in the morning, we watched about 4 heading downriver (east) over the Fort Woods. A half hour later we picked up 3 heading north across the river to the 'East' Bank, which three joined at least four others on the far bank.

In the afternoon, upon entering the Fort Woods, we watched at least four overhead. Later, we began noticing kites over the Myiarchus Woods across Hwy 23 from the Fort and Fort Woods. It was impossible to keep count. About 3:40 we noticed kites beginning to land in a baldcypress across the highway from the Fort Woods. Eventually 25 landed, and there were still at least 2 aloft and in view-so a minimum of 27.

David Muth
New Orleans
 

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Date: 3/12/17 5:36 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lower Plaquemines Today
Labird:

Dan Purrington, Mark Meunier and I decided to try to take advantage of the propitious timing of the front and head downriver hoping for a fall-out of some kind. The rain lingered much longer than we might have wished, but it eventually ended. The day was good, though early trans-gulf neotropical migrants were limited to at least 27 Swallow-tailed Kites, one Solitary Sandpiper, one adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and three N. Parulas. Other birds, including a male Black-and-White Warbler in Ft. Jackson Woods and two adult Yellow-crowned Night-Herons on Haliburton Road might have been migrants, but individuals meeting that description wintered in each place.

The highlights of the day were two adult male Shiny Cowbirds together at the road curve among the chickens and doves, and outboard motor cowls serving as planters, at the beginning of Tidewater Rd., at the 90 degree curve right after crossing the levee at the end of Hwy. 23 ("The Jump"). One SHCO had been seen previously, but today there were two, along with an estimated 65 Bronzed Cowbirds and one Yellow-headed Blackbird.

However, kites provided the spectacle of the day. When we arrived at Ft. Jackson in the morning, we watched about 4 heading downriver (east) over the Fort Woods. A half hour later we picked up 3 heading north across the river to the 'East' Bank, which three joined at least four others on the far bank.

In the afternoon, upon entering the Fort Woods, we watched at least four overhead. Later, we began noticing kites over the Myiarchus Woods across Hwy 23 from the Fort and Fort Woods. It was impossible to keep count. About 3:40 we noticed kites beginning to land in a baldcypress across the highway from the Fort Woods. Eventually 25 landed, and there were still at least 2 aloft and in view-so a minimum of 27.

David Muth
New Orleans
 

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Date: 3/12/17 2:13 pm
From: Martha Avegno <elliea...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] First ruby
FOS Ruby throated hummingbird.
Baton Rouge.

Sent from my iPhone
M. Ellie Avegno
 

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Date: 3/12/17 12:40 pm
From: Beth Maniscalco <beth.maniscalco...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow tailed kite movement
When I was heading into Thibodaux at approximately 1:15 pm today, 4 STKI
flew overhead in front of my car. I pulled off to note where they were
going and subsequently counted 7 more, all heading north-east. After
waiting a short bit to see if more appeared, I moved into traffic. About a
hundred yards further down the road, I observed to my left over Bayou
Lafourche, in the distance, a large flock of birds, heading northeast. I
could not tell whether they were more STKI, but if they were, the numbers
would have been close to 50.

The area would be near, on the LA 1 side of the Bayou, Waverly and Leighton
Plantations, and on the LA 308 side of the Bayou, Lagarde and Abbey
Plantations.

Beth Maniscalco
Thibodaux, LA
(approx. 60 miles SW of New Orleans)
 

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Date: 3/12/17 11:46 am
From: Missy Bowen <mbowen2...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated
We had one here in Algiers, too!

Sent on the new Sprint Network

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From: "Wendy Rihner" <wrihner...>
To: "<LABIRD-L...>" <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated
Date: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 1:14 PM

Yay! An otherwise gloomy morning was brightened by a RTHU this morning at
the Salvia!


Wendy Rihner

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Date: 3/12/17 11:14 am
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated
Yay! An otherwise gloomy morning was brightened by a RTHU this morning at
the Salvia!


Wendy Rihner
 

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Date: 3/11/17 4:06 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Mora-Kistachie Road, Natchitoches Parish / 3/11/17
Despite promised rain, the morning was nice and I birded about 4 miles of the Mora-Kistachie Road from east to west. This is my "go to" place for roadrunner and also managed a Wild Turkey.

The road probably deserves ranking in the Top Ten of Louisiana's worst parish roads. It is located in the SW section of Natchitoches Parish. The posted speed limit is 25 MPH in an area with absolutely NO homes. Good luck if you can maintain 25 MPH even in a heavy duty pick up truck.

ebird has a contest involving lists with images. At least a couple of the images I managed to take came out okay.

Jay Huner




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Date: 3/11/17 3:58 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Louisiana Waterthrush
In addition to two Bald Eagles and a Wilson's Warbler today, I just got my
first Spring Louisiana Waterthrush at WORK in Kenner (Pet Paradise). -j
 

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Date: 3/11/17 12:01 pm
From: Charlotte Seidenberg <charlotte.seidenberg...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS hummer
Just saw our 1st ruby-throated hummer - male. He came to an empty
feeder. Luckily the wild azaleas & buckeyes & some salvias are blooming.
Eastern screech owl is in the nest box. I thought squirrels had taken it
over, but I guess they duked it out & the owl(s?) won. That explains why
the flock of blue jays were so upset on Thursday & Carolina wrens &
bluebirds were fussing around the box this morning. A wren actually
peeked into the entry hole & scolded.
I heard an Inca dove calling repeatedly yesterday morning. Gone today.
Cedar waxwings & robins finished up cherry laurel fruits & are in the sweet
gums.
All nice.

Charlotte Seidenberg
Covington, LA 70433-2325
<charlotte.seidenberg...>
 

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Date: 3/10/17 1:47 pm
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
Yesterday (9 March 2017) Tom and I had 3 Cliff Swallows at the crabbing
bridge on Bayou Sauvage NWR near the jct of Hwy 11 and I-10 in eastern New
Orleans.

Jennifer Coulson

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> wrote:

> John/LAbird,
>
> Cliff Swallows were also at the I-10 Ramah exit this morning. First time
> I've seen them this spring, too.
>
> 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 John Romano
> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 1:45 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
>
> I had Cilff Swallow on the mud nests under the interstate overpass at the
> Grand Praire Exit of I-49 this mornings. Guess this is a very early arrival
>
> John Romano
> Breaux Bridge/Opelousas
>
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:25 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
> wrote:
>
> > Had my first Barn Swallow of the season over the yard today. On 3/8/17
> > I had my fos Purple Martins (late!) & fos BG Gnatcatcher, same location.
> > Worth mentioning that I almost never find gnatcatchers wintering in
> > Jena or elsewhere in central part of La Salle Parish, but just a few
> > miles to the south at Catahoula NWR and elsewhere in southern La Salle
> > Parish they are found regularly - if in small numbers - through the
> winter.
> >
>
 

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Date: 3/10/17 1:31 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena // Incoming MIgrants
I had a compact flock of 16 mature Little Blue Herons NW of Church Point on 3/7/17 that looked suspiciously like incoming migrants. Had they been flying along the beach anywhere along the coast, they surely would have been migrants. Tuesday was the same day that Swallow-tailed Kites showed up all along the coast from west to east.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Brady" <podoces...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 2:56:39 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena

Speaking of very early birds, I saw two CHIMNEY SWIFTS over the LSU campus
in Baton Rouge yesterday. Not the earliest reported this spring for the US,
but almost (there are records for southern Alabama and New Jersey). I also
saw a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE flying over campus, headed east.

Matt Brady
Baton Rouge

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> wrote:

> John/LAbird,
>
> Cliff Swallows were also at the I-10 Ramah exit this morning. First time
> I've seen them this spring, too.
>
> 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 John Romano
> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 1:45 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
>
> I had Cilff Swallow on the mud nests under the interstate overpass at the
> Grand Praire Exit of I-49 this mornings. Guess this is a very early arrival
>
> John Romano
> Breaux Bridge/Opelousas
>
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:25 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
> wrote:
>
> > Had my first Barn Swallow of the season over the yard today. On 3/8/17
> > I had my fos Purple Martins (late!) & fos BG Gnatcatcher, same location.
> > Worth mentioning that I almost never find gnatcatchers wintering in
> > Jena or elsewhere in central part of La Salle Parish, but just a few
> > miles to the south at Catahoula NWR and elsewhere in southern La Salle
> > Parish they are found regularly - if in small numbers - through the
> winter.
> >
>
 

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Date: 3/10/17 12:57 pm
From: Matt Brady <podoces...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
Speaking of very early birds, I saw two CHIMNEY SWIFTS over the LSU campus
in Baton Rouge yesterday. Not the earliest reported this spring for the US,
but almost (there are records for southern Alabama and New Jersey). I also
saw a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE flying over campus, headed east.

Matt Brady
Baton Rouge

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> wrote:

> John/LAbird,
>
> Cliff Swallows were also at the I-10 Ramah exit this morning. First time
> I've seen them this spring, too.
>
> 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 John Romano
> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 1:45 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
>
> I had Cilff Swallow on the mud nests under the interstate overpass at the
> Grand Praire Exit of I-49 this mornings. Guess this is a very early arrival
>
> John Romano
> Breaux Bridge/Opelousas
>
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:25 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
> wrote:
>
> > Had my first Barn Swallow of the season over the yard today. On 3/8/17
> > I had my fos Purple Martins (late!) & fos BG Gnatcatcher, same location.
> > Worth mentioning that I almost never find gnatcatchers wintering in
> > Jena or elsewhere in central part of La Salle Parish, but just a few
> > miles to the south at Catahoula NWR and elsewhere in southern La Salle
> > Parish they are found regularly - if in small numbers - through the
> winter.
> >
>
 

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Date: 3/10/17 11:56 am
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
John/LAbird,

Cliff Swallows were also at the I-10 Ramah exit this morning. First time I've seen them this spring, too.

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 John Romano
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 1:45 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena

I had Cilff Swallow on the mud nests under the interstate overpass at the Grand Praire Exit of I-49 this mornings. Guess this is a very early arrival

John Romano
Breaux Bridge/Opelousas

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:25 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
wrote:

> Had my first Barn Swallow of the season over the yard today. On 3/8/17
> I had my fos Purple Martins (late!) & fos BG Gnatcatcher, same location.
> Worth mentioning that I almost never find gnatcatchers wintering in
> Jena or elsewhere in central part of La Salle Parish, but just a few
> miles to the south at Catahoula NWR and elsewhere in southern La Salle
> Parish they are found regularly - if in small numbers - through the winter.
>
 

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Date: 3/10/17 11:45 am
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
I had Cilff Swallow on the mud nests under the interstate overpass at the
Grand Praire Exit of I-49 this mornings. Guess this is a very early arrival

John Romano
Breaux Bridge/Opelousas

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:25 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
wrote:

> Had my first Barn Swallow of the season over the yard today. On 3/8/17 I
> had my fos Purple Martins (late!) & fos BG Gnatcatcher, same location.
> Worth mentioning that I almost never find gnatcatchers wintering in Jena or
> elsewhere in central part of La Salle Parish, but just a few miles to the
> south at Catahoula NWR and elsewhere in southern La Salle Parish they are
> found regularly - if in small numbers - through the winter.
>
 

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Date: 3/10/17 11:25 am
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOSs in Jena
Had my first Barn Swallow of the season over the yard today. On 3/8/17 I
had my fos Purple Martins (late!) & fos BG Gnatcatcher, same location.
Worth mentioning that I almost never find gnatcatchers wintering in Jena or
elsewhere in central part of La Salle Parish, but just a few miles to the
south at Catahoula NWR and elsewhere in southern La Salle Parish they are
found regularly - if in small numbers - through the winter.
 

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Date: 3/10/17 10:34 am
From: Heather Amuny <haamuny...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Yellow-headed Blackbirds
At 12:30 today there were at least 6 yellow-headed black birds at the rice dryers on Highway 397 in Lake Charles. This is our signal that spring is here.
Heather and Jack Amuny

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/10/17 6:24 am
From: Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bachman's sparrows
Bachman's sparrows singing in the pineywoods WSW of Woodworth, Rapides Parish, this morning. Also red-breasted nuthatch calling.

Steve Shively





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Date: 3/8/17 8:42 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] kites
Claire-


Where were you?


Thanks


Peter Yaukey

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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Claire Thomas <claire...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:42:23 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] kites

Had 2 Swallow-tailed Kites fly overhead this morning moving east. One circled back and did a couple loops then continued east.

Claire Thomas
<claire...>

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Date: 3/8/17 3:23 pm
From: pamela morgan <avesart...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS RTHU
Hi all,
I just saw my FOS RTHU-a beautiful male.

Pam Morgan
Madisonville, LA
 

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Date: 3/8/17 10:42 am
From: Claire Thomas <claire...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] kites
Had 2 Swallow-tailed Kites fly overhead this morning moving east. One circled back and did a couple loops then continued east.

Claire Thomas
<claire...>
 

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Date: 3/8/17 7:27 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: FOS SWALLOW-TAILED KITE ST TAMMANY PARISH
4 more STKI circling over the intersection of Bootlegger Rd(hwy 1085) and
hwy 21 in Covington, St Tammany parish. Seen by my husband, Paul.

On Mar 7, 2017 4:20 PM, "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...> wrote:

> This SW wind may be hurrying them along!
> Pouring down here in Folsom.
>
> On Mar 7, 2017 4:05 PM, "Jennifer Coulson" <jenniferocoulson...>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks very much for both of these reports!
>>
>> Tom and I birded the PRWMA today and remain "kiteless."
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 2:14 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Saw it again just now, circling over Pinecrest Apartment Homes, 2000
>>> De'Porres Rd.
>>>
>>> On Mar 7, 2017 2:06 PM, "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>> From: "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...>
>>>> Date: Mar 7, 2017 1:07 PM
>>>> Subject: FOS SWALLOW-TAILED KITE ST TAMMANY PARISH
>>>> To: "LABIRD" <LABIRD-L...>
>>>> Cc:
>>>>
>>>> Seen on hwy 190 in Covington near Covington High School at 12:48 today.
>>>> Flagged for date and location.
>>>> Janine Robin
>>>>
>>>
>>
 

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Date: 3/7/17 8:33 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] please give Swallow-tailed Kite directions south of I-10
Thanks


PY

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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:14:44 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] please give Swallow-tailed Kite directions south of I-10

Sorry Peter, as I told Jennifer Coulson, these birds were heading NE. -j

On Mar 7, 2017 20:39, "Peter H Yaukey" <PYaukey...> wrote:

I am continuing to collect Swallow-tailed Kite directions of movement to
test the hypothesis that most movement through south Louisiana is eastward
in spring- ostensibly supporting the idea that they are Florida nesters
that have been displaced over the Gulf to our area and are rerouting
eastward upon landfall.


So please, if anyone is inclined, include such info in your posts to
LA-Bird.


Thanks,


Peter Yaukey

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Date: 3/7/17 7:29 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] please give Swallow-tailed Kite directions south of I-10
Sorry Peter, as I told Jennifer Coulson, these birds were heading NE. -j

On Mar 7, 2017 20:39, "Peter H Yaukey" <PYaukey...> wrote:

I am continuing to collect Swallow-tailed Kite directions of movement to
test the hypothesis that most movement through south Louisiana is eastward
in spring- ostensibly supporting the idea that they are Florida nesters
that have been displaced over the Gulf to our area and are rerouting
eastward upon landfall.


So please, if anyone is inclined, include such info in your posts to
LA-Bird.


Thanks,


Peter Yaukey

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Date: 3/7/17 6:47 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] please give Swallow-tailed Kite directions south of I-10
I am continuing to collect Swallow-tailed Kite directions of movement to test the hypothesis that most movement through south Louisiana is eastward in spring- ostensibly supporting the idea that they are Florida nesters that have been displaced over the Gulf to our area and are rerouting eastward upon landfall.


So please, if anyone is inclined, include such info in your posts to LA-Bird.


Thanks,


Peter Yaukey

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Date: 3/7/17 3:30 pm
From: Percy, Katie <kpercy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites - Marrero
At the same time these reports are coming in, a friend who lives in St. Francisville texted me a picture of three STKIs passing over his property earlier today.

--Katie


-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of James W. Beck
Sent: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 4:34 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites - Marrero

My girlfriend Linda Kingsland just had two STKIs over our house here in Marrero, Jefferson Parish. Jennifer, I'll send you a personal email with our exact address. -j
 

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Date: 3/7/17 2:57 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites - Marrero
My girlfriend Linda Kingsland just had two STKIs over our house here in
Marrero, Jefferson Parish. Jennifer, I'll send you a personal email with
our exact address. -j
 

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Date: 3/7/17 2:00 pm
From: Aelita J Pinter <apinter...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] testing - please ignore
test



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Date: 3/7/17 1:31 pm
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS SWALLOW-TAILED KITE ST TAMMANY PARISH
Two Swallow-tailed Kites flying over Turf Grass Road in Jeff Davis Parish in mid-morning. SW side of state. About 200' above ground. Moving NE and carried by strong gusting westerly winds. About 2-3 miles north of I-10.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 7, 2017, at 1:07 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...> wrote:
>
> Seen on hwy 190 in Covington near Covington High School at 12:48 today.
> Flagged for date and location.
> Janine Robin
 

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Date: 3/7/17 11:41 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS SWALLOW-TAILED KITE ST TAMMANY PARISH
Seen on hwy 190 in Covington near Covington High School at 12:48 today.
Flagged for date and location.
Janine Robin
 

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Date: 3/6/17 3:38 pm
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Birding Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge - Sat., March 11
*Orleans Audubon Monthly Birding Trips*

*Birding Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge* (half-day trip)
*Date:* Saturday, March 11
*Time:* 8:00 a.m.
*Location:* Meet at the Bayou Ridge Trail entrance located on the left side
of U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway). Take the I-510 Exit off of I-10, turn
left on Chef Hwy and proceed about 4 miles.
*Leader:* Tommy Harold (504) 222-6035

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

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Date: 3/5/17 5:18 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bell's Vireo, Say's Phoebe etc., 4 March, Venice etc.
LABIRD: 7 of us (me, Dan Lane, Cameron Rutt, Josh Sylvest, Joan Garvey, Mark Meaner, David Muth) headed to lower Plaquemines Parish, mostly to see what we could find in woods not covered on our (Muth-Meunier-me) 18 Feb. trip.

At. W. Ravenna Rd., we had a Say’s Phoebe (far edge of cattle pens area), Brewer’s Blackbird (cattle pens), an impressive commuter flight of at least 200 Yellow-headed Blackbirds, and a male Vermilion Flycatcher. On E. Ravenna, we had a Western Kingbird.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34970087
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34980284

We couldn’t go past Diamond without making a cursory check for the Black-headed Grosbeak we found there on 2/18. No luck, but we had an amazing 7 Western Kingbirds, plus the Broad-winged Hawk and several Scissor-taileds: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34975277

At Ft. Jackson woods, we had 3 Black-throated Greens, 2 Black-and-whites, 2 Yellow-throateds: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34980300

We spent a fair amount of time at The Jump area looking for the Shiny Cowbird (found 2/18), including putting our bird seed for bait, but no luck, and the big Bronzed Cowbird flock that hung out there at the pigeon and chicken coops was not present. We did rack up about 20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls between there and the Venice landfill, but no other unusual species despite good numbers of gulls: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34981798

We then worked woodlots along the Boothville River Road that we hadn’t previously visited, except for the Bell’s Vireo spot, where the bird was still present but very difficult to even glimpse. We found 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Painted Buntings, and 1 Broad-winged Hawk: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34982755



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

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>

 

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Date: 3/5/17 3:38 pm
From: Wise, Jon <Wise...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Orleans Audubon/Crescent Bird Club Trip to Plaquemines Parish 3/4/17
Here is a link to our checklist from Saturday's trip. We covered the area from Belle Chasse to Joshua's Marina in Buras. A few of us continued down to Venice and finished at West Ravenna Road in Alliance, where we were fortunate to get one annoyed female Vermilion Flycatcher. Highlights were Great Horned Owl on nest off of Hwy 23 south of Cedar Grove, Western Kingbirds at Diamond and Lesser Black Backed Gulls and Bronze Cowbirds at Venice dump (thanks to David Muth et al for those last two!)


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34989670


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Date: 3/5/17 11:06 am
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Birding at Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery 3/2/17
I had a meeting mid-morning in Natchitoches, LA last Thursday so I went early and birded the National Fish Hatchery on the south side of the city adjacent to LA 1. Don't go there much but if you read Lowery's several editions of "Louisiana Birds", you'll find it regularly referenced especially in regards to shorebirds. It is also listed as a destination in the ABA guide to Louisiana birding.

I went to the office and asked permission to bird. I was told it was fine but I would need to walk. Had a pleasant walk about the ponds despite the chilly wind. On the east side perimeter, there is a brushy area where songbirds can be found. There is also a brushy area inside the fence on the NE corner of the property where I managed to find 3 Vesper Sparrows. This seemed a bit noteworthy what with the difficulty in finding sparrows this "winter" season. It was a bit early for shorebirds.

Jay Huner



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34917481
 

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Date: 3/5/17 6:17 am
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Spring Nesting South of New Orleans
My understanding is that non-migratory resident birds like titmice, chickadees, Carolina wrens, cardinals, etc. nest well before the migrant nesters show up. Here in NW Rapides Parish, I counted 8 cowbirds at my feeder this morning. This suggests strongly that the referenced birds are initiating nesting here.

An interesting question about overwintering vireos and catbirds would be, are they residents or merely migrants that are going north later in the spring?

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Puget Sound Birds" <pugetsoundbird...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 6:36:11 AM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Spring Nesting South of New Orleans

The great egrets at the office park on General DeGaulle across from the
McDonalds are incubating. One of the students from Tulane visiting the
Woodlands Conservency banding station found a Carolina Wren nest with 1
egg. No sure of the earliest initiation of incubation for this species,
but if anyone has an earlier date, you can let me know offline, or brag
online. There were lots of white-eyed vireos singing, but the one we
captured did not show any breeding condition (an enlarged cloacal
protuberance, a brood patch would not be expected). We have still not
conclusively documented whether some birds are "resident" yet.

don norman
<pugetsoundbird...>
 

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Date: 3/5/17 4:51 am
From: Puget Sound Birds <pugetsoundbird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Spring Nesting South of New Orleans
The great egrets at the office park on General DeGaulle across from the
McDonalds are incubating. One of the students from Tulane visiting the
Woodlands Conservency banding station found a Carolina Wren nest with 1
egg. No sure of the earliest initiation of incubation for this species,
but if anyone has an earlier date, you can let me know offline, or brag
online. There were lots of white-eyed vireos singing, but the one we
captured did not show any breeding condition (an enlarged cloacal
protuberance, a brood patch would not be expected). We have still not
conclusively documented whether some birds are "resident" yet.

don norman
<pugetsoundbird...>
 

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Date: 3/4/17 9:43 am
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Visitor looking for Bachman's Sparrow
John Alexander will be visiting Louisiana March 13th and would like to find some one to guide him on birding trip mainly to find Bachman’s Sparrow. Please let me know if you are available or have information on locating this bird.

Thanks,

Judith

Judith O'Neale
Lafayette LA

From: Johnson, Erik
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:45 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Wintering Hummingbird Report #6

LAbird/HUMNET:

Spring Ruby-throated Hummingbirds should be just starting to arrive, so if you see new adult males show up at your feeders, they probably don't represent "wintering" birds at this point. Females won't be long behind. Meanwhile, many of the other species can still hang around (as well as some of wintering Ruby-throats) for several more weeks. Please report last observed (LO) dates as you can. If you have a little scratchpad or calendar next to your favorite viewing area noting the days you continue to see your wintering birds, this can be an efficient way of keeping track.

For any wintering hummingbird, please report the following info for inclusion in the LA winter hummingbird database:
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) - please include photos if you have them for confirmation of age/sex
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.

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


THIS IS LOUISIANA WESTERN WINTER HUMMINGBIRD REPORT # 6 FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON

Following are the reports received and added to our database since report # 5 dated 1/16/2017 .

1.James Beck, Marrero, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/1/2017
2. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 2/12/2017 (captured during LABO banding operations; foreign recap, yellow paint)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/14/2017 (Banded 2/27/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/27/2017
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/16/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)
3.Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/31/2016 (returnee banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Allen's) F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#6 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
4.Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA (Orleans)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 2/1/2017 (sex/ID confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/14/2017 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photo)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 2/1/2017 (paint-marked head; probably shared with Sherrys)
5.Dan Carroll, Metairie, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 2/16/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
6.Kim Conn & Matt Conn, Parks, LA (St. Martin)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 1/17/2017
7.Paul & Ashleigh Conover, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 1/16/2017
8.Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA (Vermilion)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/23/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
9.Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA (Orleans)
#3 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/24/2016
10.Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Johnson)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/15/2017 (shared with E. Johnson)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Johnson)
11.Tricia Hunt, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Archilochus sp. F OBS 2/17/2017
12.Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 1/18/2017 (very well could be a bird from the Guidry/Bourque yards)
#1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird Im M FO 1/25/2017 (Banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/25/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with Toddy Guidry)
13.Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird M FO 1/23/2017
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird M FO 1/26/2017
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/24/2017
14.Jerry Leone, New Orleans, LA (Orleans)
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 2/19/2017
15.Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA (Orleans)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/2/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/2/2017
16.Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/12/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/12/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
#3 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 2/7/2017 (Age/sex/species confirmed with photos, and as different from other Calliopes at the site)
17.Ava Mcvey, LaPlace, LA (St. John the Baptist)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/13/2017 (banded, probably foreign)
18.Koa Melancon, Church Point, LA (Acadia)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/18/2016
19.Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 2/13/2017
20.Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Archilochus sp. F FO 1/27/2017
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/28/2016
21.Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/21/2017
22.Malise Prieto, Mandeville, LA (St. Tammany)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/11/2017
23.Karen Westphal, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/28/2016
24.Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/29/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photo)
#5 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/26/2017 (Banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)
#6 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/26/2017 (Banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)
________________________________
Summary of Reports as of 3/2/2017

Archilochus sp.
9 reports
5 parishes
9 sites
Black-chinned Hummingbird
26 reports
7 parishes
20 sites
Broad-billed Hummingbird
3 reports
2 parishes
3 sites
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
1 report
1 parish
1 site
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
36 reports
8 parishes
26 sites
Calliope Hummingbird
8 reports
6 parishes
6 sites
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
40 reports
10 parishes
25 sites
Selasphorus Rufous/Allens
104 reports
18 parishes
62 sites
--Identified Rufous
51 reports
13 parishes
36 sites
--Identified Allen's
1 report
1 parish
1 site
________________________________
ARCHILOCHUS SP.

East Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. F FO 1/27/2017

2. Chandon Sharma, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. Im M OBS 1/13/2017

3. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. OBS 11/10/2016

Lafayette Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. Im M OBS 12/7/2016 (FO 1st week of Dec)

2. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#3 Archilochus sp. FO 12/19/2016 LO 12/22/2016

3. Tricia Hunt, Lafayette, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. F OBS 2/17/2017

Lafourche Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. John Conover, Raceland, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 1/7/2017

Orleans Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jerry Leone, New Orleans, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 2/19/2017

West Baton Rouge Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. G. Wayne McCartney, Port Allen, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 12/28/2016 (possible Black-chinned)
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BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 6 reports 5 sites

1. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird M FO 1/26/2017

2. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 11/15/2016 LO 12/29/2016 (age/sex/species confirmed with photo)

3. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 12/30/2016 (sex/species confirmed with photo)

4. Scott Knaus, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 12/23/2016

5. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/14/2017 (Banded 2/27/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/27/2017

Jefferson Parish: 6 reports 2 sites

1. Wild-Grand Isle, Grand Isle, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M OBS 11/20/2016 (Grilletta Tract, found by Erik Johnson and Casey Wright)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/20/2016 (Grilletta Tract, found by Erik Johnson and Casey Wright)

2. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/8/2016 (banded returnee, first banded March 2012, recaptured 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 11/2/2016 (banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)
#3 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad F FO 11/12/2016 (Age/sex/species confirmed with photos)
#4 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 11/23/2016 (age/sex/species confirmed with photo)

Lafayette Parish: 8 reports 7 sites

1. Paul & Ashleigh Conover, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 1/16/2017

2. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad OBS 11/22/2016 (Banded returnee)

3. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 12/11/2016

4. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/15/2017 (shared with E. Johnson)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)

5. Belle Rive Townhomes, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M OBS 10/21/2016 (banded returnee; FO 3rd week of Oct)

6. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 1/18/2017 (very well could be a bird from the Guidry/Bourque yards)

7. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 11/10/2016

Orleans Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Joelle Finley, New Orleans, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im F FO 12/6/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)

2. Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/2/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)

St. Tammany Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Thomas Trenchard, Covington, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 12/15/2016 LO 12/25/2016 (Banded by LB 12/21/2016)

Vermilion Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/8/2016 LO 10/11/2016 (confirmed with photos)

West Baton Rouge Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. G. Wayne McCartney, Port Allen, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 12/24/2016

2. Nancy Welborn, Port Allen, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 11/1/2016
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BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD

Jefferson Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. David Whipple, Metairie, LA
#1 Broad-billed Hummingbird FO 11/3/2016 (banded by NLN 11/4/2016)

St. Tammany Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Harvey Patten, Covington, LA
#1 Broad-billed Hummingbird FO 11/10/2016 LO 1/20/2017 (Banded by LB 12/17/2016)

2. Peggy Daigle, Covington, LA
#1 Broad-billed Hummingbird Im F FO 11/13/2016 (banded by LB 11/20/2016)
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BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD

Lafayette Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird Im M FO 1/25/2017 (Banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
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BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD

Cameron Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jo Ann Nunez, Oak Grove, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/13/2016 LO 2/19/2017

East Baton Rouge Parish: 8 reports 7 sites

1. Cindy Macolini, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 10/3/2016 (reported on 11/3/2016 as having been around for "at least a month")

2. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/29/2016 LO 10/29/2016

3. Linda Stewart-Knight, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Im OBS 12/1/2016

4. Scott Knaus, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/4/2016

5. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/30/2016 (Banded returnee originally banded Jan 2016; possible brief sighting as early as 9/27/2016; recaptured by EIJ 1/28/2017)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/17/2016

6. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 1/10/2017 (FO date approximate)

7. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/30/2016

Iberia Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Mike Musumeche, New Iberia, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/22/2016

Jefferson Parish: 8 reports 3 sites

1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Im M FO 10/31/2016 LO 11/1/2016

2. Cathy DiSalvo, Harahan, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/30/2016

3. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/30/2016 (banded on left leg)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 10/31/2016 (banded, probably foreign recap returnee)
#3 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/24/2016 (Banded 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#4 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/25/2016 (with bill damage; banded by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#5 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/26/2017 (Banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)
#6 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/26/2017 (Banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)

Lafayette Parish: 5 reports 5 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/11/2016

2. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/26/2016

3. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Bourque)

4. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/7/2016

5. Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/7/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with Toddy Guidry)

Orleans Parish: 10 reports 6 sites

1. John Sevenair, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/7/2016

2. Tom Sherry, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/13/2016
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/13/2016

3. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/13/2016
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/5/2016
#3 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/24/2016

4. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/27/2016 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 2/1/2017 (paint-marked head; probably shared with Sherrys)

5. Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/2/2017

6. Southern Accent Landscape Con., Algiers, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/30/2016

St. Martin Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Kim Conn & Matt Conn, Parks, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 1/17/2017

Vermilion Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/5/2016

2. Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/2/2016
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CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 1 site

1. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird F FO 10/14/2016 (sex/ID confirmed with photos)
#2 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/12/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
#3 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 2/7/2017 (Age/sex/species confirmed with photos, and as different from other Calliopes at the site)

Evangeline Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. James Robinson, Ville Platte, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Ad M FO 12/4/2016 (probable returnee)

Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Donna Dittmann & Steve Cardiff, St. Gabriel, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird F FO 11/16/2016

Jefferson Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/29/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photo)

Orleans Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/16/2017 (age/sex/species confirmed with photos)

St. Tammany Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. John and Margaret Owens, Covington, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/18/2016 (banded returnee; same as Hansen CAHU 1)
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RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

Acadia Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Koa Melancon, Church Point, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/18/2016

Calcasieu Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Deanna Griggs, Moss Bluff, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M FO 12/13/2016 (age/sex/species confirmed with photos)

East Baton Rouge Parish: 15 reports 6 sites

1. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#6 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im F OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird M FO 1/23/2017

2. Chandon Sharma, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 1/13/2017

3. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/16/2016 LO 11/17/2016 (age/sex/species confirmed with photos)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 2/12/2017 (captured during LABO banding operations; foreign recap, yellow paint)

4. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 12/6/2016 (sex/ID confirmed by photo)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/6/2017 (banded 1/15/2017)

5. Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 1/9/2017
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 1/9/2017

6. Matt Brady, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 11/24/2016

Franklin Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Suzanne Laird, Winnsboro, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 11/13/2016

Jefferson Parish: 7 reports 4 sites

1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 2/13/2017

2. Dan Carroll, Metairie, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 2/16/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)

3. Cathy DiSalvo, Harahan, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 9/25/2016
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 1/7/2017 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photos)

4. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 10/29/2016 (stayed past 11/15/2016)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/25/2016 (banded 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad F FO 12/8/2016 (banded, probable returnee; age/sex/species confirmed with photo)

Lafayette Parish: 9 reports 6 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 11/22/2016
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/31/2016

2. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/8/2016

3. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 12/4/2016
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Johnson)

4. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/10/2016

5. Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)

6. Marlene Louviere, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/1/2016 (ID/sex confirmed with photos)

Orleans Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Joelle Finley, New Orleans, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 1/5/2017 (tentative ID based on photos)

2. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M FO 11/28/2016 LO 11/28/2016

3. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 2/1/2017 (sex/ID confirmed with photos)

St. James Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 1/9/2017

Tangipahoa Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Dan McGehee, Pontchatoula, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/30/2016

Vermilion Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/6/2016 (sex/ID confirmed with photo)
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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 8/6/2016 (possible returnee)

Calcasieu Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Tom Finnie, Sulphur, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/2/2016

2. Deanna Griggs, Moss Bluff, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/15/2016 (photo confirmed)

East Baton Rouge Parish: 36 reports 21 sites

1. Kevin Morgan, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 8/17/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F OBS 1/13/2017 (banded, probable returnee)

2. Lewis & Lynda Roussel, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/10/2016

3. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/6/2016 (Banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens M FO 11/24/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/24/2017

4. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/21/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 11/1/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/28/2016

5. Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/3/2016 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/20/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 11/2/2016

6. Cindy Macolini, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/21/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/21/2016

7. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/26/2016 LO 10/26/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/6/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/7/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 12/30/2016 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photos)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/12/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)

8. Russ & Lisa Norwood, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/5/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)

9. Nancy Murrill, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 8/22/2016

10. Linda Stewart-Knight, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 11/15/2016 (immature/female type)

11. Jean Wall & Bud Snowdon, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/12/2016

12. Karen Westphal, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/28/2016

13. Scott Knaus, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 11/12/2016

14. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/16/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)

15. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/6/2016 (Banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 1/6/2017 (banded 1/15/2017)

16. Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/21/2017

17. Angie Orgeron, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 1/7/2017

18. Duke Rivet, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 11/14/2016

19. Lisa Hatchell, Central, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/12/2016 (probable returnee)

20. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 1/6/2017

21. Annette Daughdrill, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 11/10/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photo)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photo)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/18/2016 (sex confirmed with photo)

Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Van Remsen, St. Gabriel, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 10/13/2016 (banded, probable returnee)

Jefferson Parish: 9 reports 5 sites

1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 10/26/2016 LO 10/26/2016 (Banded by NLN 10/26/2016)

2. Wild-Grand Isle, Grand Isle, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 11/11/2016 (Grilletta Tract, N end of boardwalk. Found by Matt Brady. All-rufous back.)

3. Cathy DiSalvo, Harahan, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 9/25/2016

4. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/16/2016 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 9/22/2016 (age/sex confirmed by photo)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 10/8/2016 (banded returnee, recaptured 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/2/2016 (banded returnee, recaptured 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 12/23/2016 (banded 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)

5. James Beck, Marrero, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/1/2017

Lafayette Parish: 19 reports 9 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/3/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/22/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/31/2016

2. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad OBS 10/7/2016 (Banded returnee; FO 1st week of Oct)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 11/7/2016 (FO 1st week of Nov)

3. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/18/2016 (returnee recaptured by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Johnson)

4. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/16/2016 (banded, probable returnee)

5. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/25/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with Toddy Guidry)

6. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/9/2016 LO 9/23/2016 (LO approximate)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 10/15/2016

7. Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/31/2016 (returnee banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Allen's) F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#6 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)

8. Carla and Dennis Ortego, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad M FO 7/13/2016

9. Andrew From, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 8/27/2016 (confirmed with photo)

Lafourche Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. John Conover, Raceland, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/7/2017

Morehouse Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Beth Erwin, Collinston, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 10/18/2016

Orleans Parish: 7 reports 5 sites

1. Tom Sherry, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 9/4/2016 (Maybe around for a couple of previous days)

2. Wild-City Park New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 10/8/2016 (Banded by SML 10/8/2016)

3. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 9/16/2016 (photo confirmation of tail for age/sex/species)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 12/24/2016 (Broad-tailed not ruled out)

4. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/13/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/14/2017 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photo)

5. Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/2/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)

Rapides Parish: 3 reports 2 sites

1. Jim Johnson, Lecompte, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/12/2016 (Banded previously by NLN elsewhere in LA)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 8/13/2016 (confirmed with photos)

2. Patricia Turpin, Alexandria, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/26/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)

St. James Parish: 2 reports 1 site

1. Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 9/13/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 1/2/2017

St. John the Baptist Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Stuart and Betty Lasseigne, Laplace, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 8/7/2016 (Returnee recaptured by NLN 8/7/2016, first banded as HY 12/29/2012)

2. Ava Mcvey, LaPlace, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/13/2017 (banded, probably foreign)

St. Mary Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Glenn and Mary Katherine Miller, Charenton, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/30/2016

St. Tammany Parish: 8 reports 4 sites

1. John and Margaret Owens, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 8/15/2016 (Banded by NLN 8/15/2016)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 10/17/2016 (Returnee recaptured by NLN/SML 10/18/2016, first banded Dec 2012)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 10/29/2016 (banded, presumed returnee)

2. Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 7/29/2016 (Banded, likely "Ms. Green" returnee; first banded by LB 12/15/2012)

3. Thomas Trenchard, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 8/14/2016 LO 8/16/2016 (banded by NLN 8/15/2016)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 11/22/2016 LO 12/1/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 1/6/2017 LO 1/6/2017

4. Malise Prieto, Mandeville, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/11/2017

Tangipahoa Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jane Patterson, Ponchatoula, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 1/8/2017 (Age/sex confirmed with photos)

Terrebonne Parish: 2 reports 1 site

1. Diana Meterjean Coupel Bailly, Shriever, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/26/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 9/29/2016 (Age/sex confirmed with photos)

Vermilion Parish: 5 reports 2 sites

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 9/27/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/26/2016 LO 11/26/2016 (sex confirmed with photo; inner primaries molting; immature?)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/23/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)

2. Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/5/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/10/2016

West Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 2 sites

1. G. Wayne McCartney, Port Allen, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/16/2016

2. Nancy Welborn, Port Allen, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 11/1/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/1/2016
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Date: 3/2/17 6:56 pm
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Wintering Hummingbird Report #6
LAbird/HUMNET:

Spring Ruby-throated Hummingbirds should be just starting to arrive, so if you see new adult males show up at your feeders, they probably don't represent "wintering" birds at this point. Females won't be long behind. Meanwhile, many of the other species can still hang around (as well as some of wintering Ruby-throats) for several more weeks. Please report last observed (LO) dates as you can. If you have a little scratchpad or calendar next to your favorite viewing area noting the days you continue to see your wintering birds, this can be an efficient way of keeping track.

For any wintering hummingbird, please report the following info for inclusion in the LA winter hummingbird database:
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) - please include photos if you have them for confirmation of age/sex
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.

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


THIS IS LOUISIANA WESTERN WINTER HUMMINGBIRD REPORT # 6 FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON

Following are the reports received and added to our database since report # 5 dated 1/16/2017 .

1.James Beck, Marrero, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/1/2017
2. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 2/12/2017 (captured during LABO banding operations; foreign recap, yellow paint)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/14/2017 (Banded 2/27/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/27/2017
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/16/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)
3.Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/31/2016 (returnee banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Allen's) F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#6 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
4.Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA (Orleans)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 2/1/2017 (sex/ID confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/14/2017 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photo)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 2/1/2017 (paint-marked head; probably shared with Sherrys)
5.Dan Carroll, Metairie, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 2/16/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
6.Kim Conn & Matt Conn, Parks, LA (St. Martin)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 1/17/2017
7.Paul & Ashleigh Conover, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 1/16/2017
8.Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA (Vermilion)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/23/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
9.Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA (Orleans)
#3 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/24/2016
10.Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Johnson)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/15/2017 (shared with E. Johnson)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Johnson)
11.Tricia Hunt, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Archilochus sp. F OBS 2/17/2017
12.Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 1/18/2017 (very well could be a bird from the Guidry/Bourque yards)
#1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird Im M FO 1/25/2017 (Banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/25/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with Toddy Guidry)
13.Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird M FO 1/23/2017
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird M FO 1/26/2017
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/24/2017
14.Jerry Leone, New Orleans, LA (Orleans)
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 2/19/2017
15.Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA (Orleans)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/2/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/2/2017
16.Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/12/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/12/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
#3 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 2/7/2017 (Age/sex/species confirmed with photos, and as different from other Calliopes at the site)
17.Ava Mcvey, LaPlace, LA (St. John the Baptist)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/13/2017 (banded, probably foreign)
18.Koa Melancon, Church Point, LA (Acadia)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/18/2016
19.Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 2/13/2017
20.Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Archilochus sp. F FO 1/27/2017
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/28/2016
21.Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/21/2017
22.Malise Prieto, Mandeville, LA (St. Tammany)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/11/2017
23.Karen Westphal, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/28/2016
24.Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/29/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photo)
#5 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/26/2017 (Banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)
#6 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/26/2017 (Banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)
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Summary of Reports as of 3/2/2017

Archilochus sp.
9 reports
5 parishes
9 sites
Black-chinned Hummingbird
26 reports
7 parishes
20 sites
Broad-billed Hummingbird
3 reports
2 parishes
3 sites
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
1 report
1 parish
1 site
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
36 reports
8 parishes
26 sites
Calliope Hummingbird
8 reports
6 parishes
6 sites
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
40 reports
10 parishes
25 sites
Selasphorus Rufous/Allens
104 reports
18 parishes
62 sites
--Identified Rufous
51 reports
13 parishes
36 sites
--Identified Allen's
1 report
1 parish
1 site
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ARCHILOCHUS SP.

East Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. F FO 1/27/2017

2. Chandon Sharma, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. Im M OBS 1/13/2017

3. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. OBS 11/10/2016

Lafayette Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. Im M OBS 12/7/2016 (FO 1st week of Dec)

2. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#3 Archilochus sp. FO 12/19/2016 LO 12/22/2016

3. Tricia Hunt, Lafayette, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. F OBS 2/17/2017

Lafourche Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. John Conover, Raceland, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 1/7/2017

Orleans Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jerry Leone, New Orleans, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 2/19/2017

West Baton Rouge Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. G. Wayne McCartney, Port Allen, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 12/28/2016 (possible Black-chinned)
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BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 6 reports 5 sites

1. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird M FO 1/26/2017

2. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 11/15/2016 LO 12/29/2016 (age/sex/species confirmed with photo)

3. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 12/30/2016 (sex/species confirmed with photo)

4. Scott Knaus, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 12/23/2016

5. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/14/2017 (Banded 2/27/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/27/2017

Jefferson Parish: 6 reports 2 sites

1. Wild-Grand Isle, Grand Isle, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M OBS 11/20/2016 (Grilletta Tract, found by Erik Johnson and Casey Wright)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/20/2016 (Grilletta Tract, found by Erik Johnson and Casey Wright)

2. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/8/2016 (banded returnee, first banded March 2012, recaptured 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 11/2/2016 (banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)
#3 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad F FO 11/12/2016 (Age/sex/species confirmed with photos)
#4 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 11/23/2016 (age/sex/species confirmed with photo)

Lafayette Parish: 8 reports 7 sites

1. Paul & Ashleigh Conover, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 1/16/2017

2. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad OBS 11/22/2016 (Banded returnee)

3. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 12/11/2016

4. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/15/2017 (shared with E. Johnson)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)

5. Belle Rive Townhomes, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M OBS 10/21/2016 (banded returnee; FO 3rd week of Oct)

6. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 1/18/2017 (very well could be a bird from the Guidry/Bourque yards)

7. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 11/10/2016

Orleans Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Joelle Finley, New Orleans, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im F FO 12/6/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)

2. Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/2/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)

St. Tammany Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Thomas Trenchard, Covington, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 12/15/2016 LO 12/25/2016 (Banded by LB 12/21/2016)

Vermilion Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/8/2016 LO 10/11/2016 (confirmed with photos)

West Baton Rouge Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. G. Wayne McCartney, Port Allen, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 12/24/2016

2. Nancy Welborn, Port Allen, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 11/1/2016
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BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD

Jefferson Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. David Whipple, Metairie, LA
#1 Broad-billed Hummingbird FO 11/3/2016 (banded by NLN 11/4/2016)

St. Tammany Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Harvey Patten, Covington, LA
#1 Broad-billed Hummingbird FO 11/10/2016 LO 1/20/2017 (Banded by LB 12/17/2016)

2. Peggy Daigle, Covington, LA
#1 Broad-billed Hummingbird Im F FO 11/13/2016 (banded by LB 11/20/2016)
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BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD

Lafayette Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird Im M FO 1/25/2017 (Banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
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BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD

Cameron Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jo Ann Nunez, Oak Grove, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/13/2016 LO 2/19/2017

East Baton Rouge Parish: 8 reports 7 sites

1. Cindy Macolini, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 10/3/2016 (reported on 11/3/2016 as having been around for "at least a month")

2. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/29/2016 LO 10/29/2016

3. Linda Stewart-Knight, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Im OBS 12/1/2016

4. Scott Knaus, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/4/2016

5. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/30/2016 (Banded returnee originally banded Jan 2016; possible brief sighting as early as 9/27/2016; recaptured by EIJ 1/28/2017)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/17/2016

6. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 1/10/2017 (FO date approximate)

7. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/30/2016

Iberia Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Mike Musumeche, New Iberia, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/22/2016

Jefferson Parish: 8 reports 3 sites

1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Im M FO 10/31/2016 LO 11/1/2016

2. Cathy DiSalvo, Harahan, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/30/2016

3. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/30/2016 (banded on left leg)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 10/31/2016 (banded, probably foreign recap returnee)
#3 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/24/2016 (Banded 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#4 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/25/2016 (with bill damage; banded by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#5 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/26/2017 (Banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)
#6 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/26/2017 (Banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)

Lafayette Parish: 5 reports 5 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/11/2016

2. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/26/2016

3. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Bourque)

4. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/7/2016

5. Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/7/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with Toddy Guidry)

Orleans Parish: 10 reports 6 sites

1. John Sevenair, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/7/2016

2. Tom Sherry, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/13/2016
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/13/2016

3. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/13/2016
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/5/2016
#3 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/24/2016

4. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/27/2016 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 2/1/2017 (paint-marked head; probably shared with Sherrys)

5. Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/2/2017

6. Southern Accent Landscape Con., Algiers, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/30/2016

St. Martin Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Kim Conn & Matt Conn, Parks, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 1/17/2017

Vermilion Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/5/2016

2. Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/2/2016
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CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 1 site

1. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird F FO 10/14/2016 (sex/ID confirmed with photos)
#2 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/12/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
#3 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 2/7/2017 (Age/sex/species confirmed with photos, and as different from other Calliopes at the site)

Evangeline Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. James Robinson, Ville Platte, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Ad M FO 12/4/2016 (probable returnee)

Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Donna Dittmann & Steve Cardiff, St. Gabriel, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird F FO 11/16/2016

Jefferson Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/29/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photo)

Orleans Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/16/2017 (age/sex/species confirmed with photos)

St. Tammany Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. John and Margaret Owens, Covington, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/18/2016 (banded returnee; same as Hansen CAHU 1)
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RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

Acadia Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Koa Melancon, Church Point, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/18/2016

Calcasieu Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Deanna Griggs, Moss Bluff, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M FO 12/13/2016 (age/sex/species confirmed with photos)

East Baton Rouge Parish: 15 reports 6 sites

1. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#6 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im F OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird M FO 1/23/2017

2. Chandon Sharma, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 1/13/2017

3. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/16/2016 LO 11/17/2016 (age/sex/species confirmed with photos)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 2/12/2017 (captured during LABO banding operations; foreign recap, yellow paint)

4. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 12/6/2016 (sex/ID confirmed by photo)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/6/2017 (banded 1/15/2017)

5. Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 1/9/2017
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 1/9/2017

6. Matt Brady, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 11/24/2016

Franklin Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Suzanne Laird, Winnsboro, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 11/13/2016

Jefferson Parish: 7 reports 4 sites

1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 2/13/2017

2. Dan Carroll, Metairie, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 2/16/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)

3. Cathy DiSalvo, Harahan, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 9/25/2016
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 1/7/2017 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photos)

4. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 10/29/2016 (stayed past 11/15/2016)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/25/2016 (banded 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad F FO 12/8/2016 (banded, probable returnee; age/sex/species confirmed with photo)

Lafayette Parish: 9 reports 6 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 11/22/2016
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/31/2016

2. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/8/2016

3. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 12/4/2016
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Johnson)

4. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/10/2016

5. Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)

6. Marlene Louviere, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/1/2016 (ID/sex confirmed with photos)

Orleans Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Joelle Finley, New Orleans, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 1/5/2017 (tentative ID based on photos)

2. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M FO 11/28/2016 LO 11/28/2016

3. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 2/1/2017 (sex/ID confirmed with photos)

St. James Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 1/9/2017

Tangipahoa Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Dan McGehee, Pontchatoula, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/30/2016

Vermilion Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/6/2016 (sex/ID confirmed with photo)
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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 8/6/2016 (possible returnee)

Calcasieu Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Tom Finnie, Sulphur, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/2/2016

2. Deanna Griggs, Moss Bluff, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/15/2016 (photo confirmed)

East Baton Rouge Parish: 36 reports 21 sites

1. Kevin Morgan, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 8/17/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F OBS 1/13/2017 (banded, probable returnee)

2. Lewis & Lynda Roussel, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/10/2016

3. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/6/2016 (Banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens M FO 11/24/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/24/2017

4. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/21/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 11/1/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/28/2016

5. Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/3/2016 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/20/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 11/2/2016

6. Cindy Macolini, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/21/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/21/2016

7. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/26/2016 LO 10/26/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/6/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/7/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 12/30/2016 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photos)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/12/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)

8. Russ & Lisa Norwood, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/5/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)

9. Nancy Murrill, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 8/22/2016

10. Linda Stewart-Knight, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 11/15/2016 (immature/female type)

11. Jean Wall & Bud Snowdon, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/12/2016

12. Karen Westphal, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/28/2016

13. Scott Knaus, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 11/12/2016

14. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/16/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)

15. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/6/2016 (Banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 1/6/2017 (banded 1/15/2017)

16. Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/21/2017

17. Angie Orgeron, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 1/7/2017

18. Duke Rivet, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 11/14/2016

19. Lisa Hatchell, Central, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/12/2016 (probable returnee)

20. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 1/6/2017

21. Annette Daughdrill, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 11/10/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photo)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photo)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/18/2016 (sex confirmed with photo)

Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Van Remsen, St. Gabriel, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 10/13/2016 (banded, probable returnee)

Jefferson Parish: 9 reports 5 sites

1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 10/26/2016 LO 10/26/2016 (Banded by NLN 10/26/2016)

2. Wild-Grand Isle, Grand Isle, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 11/11/2016 (Grilletta Tract, N end of boardwalk. Found by Matt Brady. All-rufous back.)

3. Cathy DiSalvo, Harahan, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 9/25/2016

4. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/16/2016 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 9/22/2016 (age/sex confirmed by photo)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 10/8/2016 (banded returnee, recaptured 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/2/2016 (banded returnee, recaptured 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 12/23/2016 (banded 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)

5. James Beck, Marrero, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/1/2017

Lafayette Parish: 19 reports 9 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/3/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/22/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/31/2016

2. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad OBS 10/7/2016 (Banded returnee; FO 1st week of Oct)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 11/7/2016 (FO 1st week of Nov)

3. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/18/2016 (returnee recaptured by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Johnson)

4. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/16/2016 (banded, probable returnee)

5. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/25/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with Toddy Guidry)

6. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/9/2016 LO 9/23/2016 (LO approximate)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 10/15/2016

7. Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/31/2016 (returnee banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Allen's) F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#6 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)

8. Carla and Dennis Ortego, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad M FO 7/13/2016

9. Andrew From, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 8/27/2016 (confirmed with photo)

Lafourche Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. John Conover, Raceland, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/7/2017

Morehouse Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Beth Erwin, Collinston, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 10/18/2016

Orleans Parish: 7 reports 5 sites

1. Tom Sherry, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 9/4/2016 (Maybe around for a couple of previous days)

2. Wild-City Park New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 10/8/2016 (Banded by SML 10/8/2016)

3. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 9/16/2016 (photo confirmation of tail for age/sex/species)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 12/24/2016 (Broad-tailed not ruled out)

4. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/13/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/14/2017 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photo)

5. Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/2/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)

Rapides Parish: 3 reports 2 sites

1. Jim Johnson, Lecompte, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/12/2016 (Banded previously by NLN elsewhere in LA)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 8/13/2016 (confirmed with photos)

2. Patricia Turpin, Alexandria, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/26/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)

St. James Parish: 2 reports 1 site

1. Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 9/13/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 1/2/2017

St. John the Baptist Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Stuart and Betty Lasseigne, Laplace, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 8/7/2016 (Returnee recaptured by NLN 8/7/2016, first banded as HY 12/29/2012)

2. Ava Mcvey, LaPlace, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/13/2017 (banded, probably foreign)

St. Mary Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Glenn and Mary Katherine Miller, Charenton, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/30/2016

St. Tammany Parish: 8 reports 4 sites

1. John and Margaret Owens, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 8/15/2016 (Banded by NLN 8/15/2016)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 10/17/2016 (Returnee recaptured by NLN/SML 10/18/2016, first banded Dec 2012)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 10/29/2016 (banded, presumed returnee)

2. Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 7/29/2016 (Banded, likely "Ms. Green" returnee; first banded by LB 12/15/2012)

3. Thomas Trenchard, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 8/14/2016 LO 8/16/2016 (banded by NLN 8/15/2016)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 11/22/2016 LO 12/1/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 1/6/2017 LO 1/6/2017

4. Malise Prieto, Mandeville, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/11/2017

Tangipahoa Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jane Patterson, Ponchatoula, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 1/8/2017 (Age/sex confirmed with photos)

Terrebonne Parish: 2 reports 1 site

1. Diana Meterjean Coupel Bailly, Shriever, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/26/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 9/29/2016 (Age/sex confirmed with photos)

Vermilion Parish: 5 reports 2 sites

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 9/27/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/26/2016 LO 11/26/2016 (sex confirmed with photo; inner primaries molting; immature?)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/23/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)

2. Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/5/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/10/2016

West Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 2 sites

1. G. Wayne McCartney, Port Allen, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/16/2016

2. Nancy Welborn, Port Allen, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 11/1/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/1/2016
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Date: 3/2/17 6:39 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines
In 2005, Hurricanes Rita and Gustav passed adjacent to Rapides parish - one to the west and the other to the northwest. There was a lot of tree damage in my neighborhood on the east side of Cotile Lake NW of Alexandria. The next year we had no less than 3 nesting Red-headed Woodpeckers in my large lot, rural upscale neighborhood. Within 2 years, we were lucky to have a nesting pair anywhere near here and the situation remains to this day.

I recall several years ago someone, maybe Harvey Patten, was reporting very large numbers of Red-headed Woodpeckers in the Pearl River Swamp area. I think this was associated with hurricane passage in the area. That seems to have passed.

Water oaks are notorious for losing limbs and so forth as Dan Lane pointed out.

In any event, Red-headed Woodpeckers don't seem to fair well in continuous forest habitat.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roselie Overby" <rosebird8791...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:14:40 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines

I agree with Dan that loss of nesting trees seems to be a big factor in
Red-headed Woodpecker populations. When I lived near Houston and counted
during a CBC, I always got Red-headed Woodpeckers in a large park with a
large stand of dead pine trees. A strong storm knocked down the trees and I
no longer found the Red-headed wps for the count.
Roselie Overby
 

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Date: 3/2/17 4:29 pm
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines
I agree with Dan that loss of nesting trees seems to be a big factor in
Red-headed Woodpecker populations. When I lived near Houston and counted
during a CBC, I always got Red-headed Woodpeckers in a large park with a
large stand of dead pine trees. A strong storm knocked down the trees and I
no longer found the Red-headed wps for the count.
Roselie Overby
 

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Date: 3/2/17 1:53 pm
From: Daniel Lane <barbetboy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines
From a Baton Rouge standpoint, my own interpretation of local declines may
have to do more with habitat. I have noticed that Red-headed Woodpeckers
seem to prefer Water Oak for nesting, largely because that species of oak
often has lingering dead limbs which must be of a soft enough wood for the
woodpeckers to excavate. After a string of recent hurricanes, and the
damage done by these widowmakers on houses, cars, etc., BR has had an
aggressive program of removing the dead limbs, and indeed Water Oaks in
general, reducing the available nesting habitat for the woodpeckers. Where
I still see the bird in town is where I still see good amounts of Water Oak
with dead limbs. Perhaps it is my bias playing a role in making this link,
but I think that this may be a bigger player in the woodpecker's decline
than Accipiter numbers.

Good birding,
Dan Lane

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LSU Museum of Natural Science
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

and

Guide
Field Guides Tours Inc.
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Date: 3/2/17 12:05 pm
From: Bob Thomas <rathomas...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FW: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Do bird feeders increase nest predation?
What is the latest on feeding bluejays and its relationship to nest
predation? Any empirical studies?

On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Philip C Stouffer <pstouffer...>
wrote:

> Hi all,
> There have been a couple of recent papers on feeders in Ornithological
> Applications (=Condor).
> This one is just out. The upshot is that when supplemental food attracts
> crows (not sure exactly how that works- it can't be a direct effect) it is
> bad for robin nest survival. Cardinals, on the other hand, don't seem to
> be affected.
> http://www.americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-72.1 -
> open access On that Ibis paper, I'd be hesitant to accept that predation on
> quail eggs in artificial nests reflects reality except perhaps in a loose
> qualitative way.
> Back to the Red-headed Woodpecker thread, my impression is that the
> increase in Cooper's Hawks in LA is as Van described, a mostly
> urban/suburban phenomenon. Are Red-headed Woodpeckers declining in these
> settings? In my neighborhood in BR they are around (as are increasing
> coops). Is there anything in particular about rhwo that makes them
> vulnerable to coops? When I first got to LA I was impressed by rhwo
> drilling into creosote-coated poles. Maybe that habit of perching on poles
> (more than red-bellied, for instance) makes them easy prey?
> Good birding/feeding,
> Phil
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
> [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Bill Vermillion
> Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 9:37 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Do bird feeders increase nest predation?
>
> Hi all,
>
> I was sent a 2016 paper from the journal Ibis this past week which
> documents research in the United Kingdom investigating whether bird feeding
> increases risk of nest predation for birds nesting in relatively close
> proximity to bird feeders. Researchers deployed filled and un-filled
> feeders and deployed artificial nests with Japanese quail eggs. Predation
> of these artificial nests by Magpies, Gray Squirrels, and European Jays was
> significantly higher adjacent to filled feeders.
>
> Here's the citation and abstract:
>
> Hanmer, H.J., R.L. Thomas, and M.D.E. Fellows. 2016. Provision of
> supplementary food for wild birds may increase the risk of local nest
> predation. Ibis 159:158-167.
>
> Abstract: In countries such as the UK, USA and Australia, approximately
> half of all households provide supplementary food for wild birds, making
> this the public’s most common form of active engagement with nature.
> Year-round supplementary feeding is currently encouraged by major
> conservation charities in the UK as it is thought to be of benefit to bird
> conservation. However, little is understood about how the provision of
> supplementary food affects the behaviour and ecology of target and
> non-target species. Given the scale of supplementary feeding, any negative
> effects may have important implications for conservation. Potential nest
> predators are abundant in urban areas and some species frequently visit
> supplementary feeding stations. We assess whether providing supplementary
> food affects the likelihood of nest predation in the vicinity of the
> feeder, by acting as a point attractant for potential nest predators. We
> provided feeding stations (empty, peanut feeder, peanut feeder with guard
> to exclude potential nest predators) in an area of suburban parkland in the
> UK and monitored the predation rate of eggs placed in arti- ficial nests
> located at distances that replicated the size of typical suburban gardens.
> Nest predators (Magpies Pica pica, Grey Squirrels Sciurus carolinensis)
> were frequent visitors to filled feeders, and predation caused by Magpies,
> European Jays Garrulus glandarius and Grey Squirrels was significantly
> higher when nests were adjacent to filled feeders. The presence of a feeder
> guard did not significantly reduce nest predation. As supplementary feeding
> is becoming increasingly common during the breeding season in suburban
> habitats, we suggest that providing point attractants to nest predators at
> this time may have previously unconsidered consequences for the breeding
> success of urban birds.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bill V
>



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Loyola Distinguished Scholar Chair in Environmental Communication
Center for Environmental Communication
School of Mass Communication
&
Environmental Program Faculty
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Date: 3/2/17 10:39 am
From: Philip C Stouffer <pstouffer...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FW: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Do bird feeders increase nest predation?
Hi all,
There have been a couple of recent papers on feeders in Ornithological Applications (=Condor).
This one is just out. The upshot is that when supplemental food attracts crows (not sure exactly how that works- it can't be a direct effect) it is bad for robin nest survival. Cardinals, on the other hand, don't seem to be affected.
http://www.americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-72.1 - open access On that Ibis paper, I'd be hesitant to accept that predation on quail eggs in artificial nests reflects reality except perhaps in a loose qualitative way.
Back to the Red-headed Woodpecker thread, my impression is that the increase in Cooper's Hawks in LA is as Van described, a mostly urban/suburban phenomenon. Are Red-headed Woodpeckers declining in these settings? In my neighborhood in BR they are around (as are increasing coops). Is there anything in particular about rhwo that makes them vulnerable to coops? When I first got to LA I was impressed by rhwo drilling into creosote-coated poles. Maybe that habit of perching on poles (more than red-bellied, for instance) makes them easy prey?
Good birding/feeding,
Phil






-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Bill Vermillion
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 9:37 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Do bird feeders increase nest predation?

Hi all,

I was sent a 2016 paper from the journal Ibis this past week which documents research in the United Kingdom investigating whether bird feeding increases risk of nest predation for birds nesting in relatively close proximity to bird feeders. Researchers deployed filled and un-filled feeders and deployed artificial nests with Japanese quail eggs. Predation of these artificial nests by Magpies, Gray Squirrels, and European Jays was significantly higher adjacent to filled feeders.

Here's the citation and abstract:

Hanmer, H.J., R.L. Thomas, and M.D.E. Fellows. 2016. Provision of supplementary food for wild birds may increase the risk of local nest predation. Ibis 159:158-167.

Abstract: In countries such as the UK, USA and Australia, approximately half of all households provide supplementary food for wild birds, making this the public’s most common form of active engagement with nature.
Year-round supplementary feeding is currently encouraged by major conservation charities in the UK as it is thought to be of benefit to bird conservation. However, little is understood about how the provision of supplementary food affects the behaviour and ecology of target and non-target species. Given the scale of supplementary feeding, any negative effects may have important implications for conservation. Potential nest predators are abundant in urban areas and some species frequently visit supplementary feeding stations. We assess whether providing supplementary food affects the likelihood of nest predation in the vicinity of the feeder, by acting as a point attractant for potential nest predators. We provided feeding stations (empty, peanut feeder, peanut feeder with guard to exclude potential nest predators) in an area of suburban parkland in the UK and monitored the predation rate of eggs placed in arti- ficial nests located at distances that replicated the size of typical suburban gardens.
Nest predators (Magpies Pica pica, Grey Squirrels Sciurus carolinensis) were frequent visitors to filled feeders, and predation caused by Magpies, European Jays Garrulus glandarius and Grey Squirrels was significantly higher when nests were adjacent to filled feeders. The presence of a feeder guard did not significantly reduce nest predation. As supplementary feeding is becoming increasingly common during the breeding season in suburban habitats, we suggest that providing point attractants to nest predators at this time may have previously unconsidered consequences for the breeding success of urban birds.

Thanks,

Bill V
 

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Date: 3/2/17 9:28 am
From: Trond Nilsen <trond.nilsen...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting April 28-30
Judith:
In all the years I've been a member of LOS and on this list (20 years come fall) you have been managing the LOS meetings in what seems a totaly outstanding manner.

I am so impressed and you deserve a big hug!

I can't promise to attend this spring meeting, but as allways I'd certainly like to.

Good birding y'all!
Trond,
SE Norway

> Den 1. mar. 2017 kl. 22.58 skrev Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>:
>
> Celebrating our 70th Anniversary
> LOS SPRING MEETING
> 28-30 April 2017
> Jennings
> As Venture Global LNG construction looms on Camerons horizon and concerns mount regarding lodging opportunities in the one-motel town of Cameron, the LOS Board has decided to relocate the spring meeting inland to Jennings, LA. We realize there are distance drawbacks to this inland site. We wont wake up on the coast, but we hope the added driving distance will not reflect poorly on this spring meetings attendance. The Jennings area has a lot to offer with regard to lodging and food opportunities, not to mention proximity to the areas working wetlands and the abundance of birds in rural SW LA. Please join us to celebrate LOSs platinum anniversary in Jennings. To celebrate the occasion, we have scheduled two talks we believe members will enjoy. Field trips will still target some of our favorite Cameron Parish destinations. In keeping with changes encouraged by our membership and initiated during the Winter 2017 LOS Meeting, field trips will be limited in size and you will need to pre-register for specific field trips by emailing <donnaldittmann...> We want to accommodate our membership. So, if we know one trip is popular/fills up, then we will do our best to add additional trips.The LOS Spring Meeting will be based at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Jennings, LA. The Hampton has set aside a room block for the meeting with discounted rates (available until 13 April): https://tinyurl.com/jrqmrs2. If you call to make your reservation, make sure that the desk knows you are booking for the LOS Meeting and gives you our block rate. The Hamptons queen suites are slightly more expensive than the Cameron Motel but the hotel offers additional amenities, including breakfast and proximity to the meetings programs, which will be in the hotels Evangeline rooms. There are several other hotels in Jennings. For information/reviews about alternative lodging see: https://tinyurl.com/ze6ldjs. For Camping/RV options see: https://tinyurl.com/jj7jbqz. Nearby Lake Arthur hosts quaint Myers Landing Campground, and, if looking for something different, there is the unique LBanca Albergo (Bank Hotel). Please be aware that there is a car show in Jennings during the LOS weekend, so it is important to reserve your lodging as soon as possible. Nearby Lake Charles is hosting an airshow, education meeting, and other events during the LOS weekend, so many of those area hotels may be booked long in advance of our meeting (another reason LOS chose Jennings).
> Please pre-register by 24 April 2017
> Online registration link: http://losbird.org/meetings.htm
>
>
> LOS SPRING MEETING
> 28-30 April 2017
> Jennings
> Friday, April 28th
> Evangeline Room, Hampton Inn
> 310 W. Fred & Ruth Zigler Memorial Drive, Jennings 70546
> (888) 370-0981
> 7:00-8:00 PM. Registration and Social. Dessert & coffee/BYOB.
> 8:00-8:30 PM. Welcome Members and Field Trips preview.
> 8:30-9:30 PM. Program: West Texas Sky Island Birding - You're Invited! by Cecilia M. Riley & Michael L. Gray.
> Cecilia will introduce the Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration and information about how to plan a trip to see other key birds of the region. Mikes exceptional photographs will accompany the program.
> Cecilia Riley served as Executive Director for the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory during which time GCBOs permanent Lake Jackson home was completed. Cecilia is a native Texan, biologist, and avid bird watcher, who has spent her lifetime both on the job and in her personal life conducting avian research and habitat conservation across the Americas. Since her retirement, Cecilia, along with her photographer husband Mike Gray have continued to pursue tropical forest protection and bird conservation with a renewed focus on South America where rapid loss of the worlds most extensive forests is devastating to our planets climate.
>
> Saturday, April 29th
> Join LOS members on Guided Field Trips. Trips are limited to 15 participants. Please pre-register so that if needed, we can add additional trips or leaders to accommodate everyone. For those lodging at the Hampton Inn, early breakfast will begin at 5:15 AM to accommodate our early field trip departures. Bring lunch, water, bug spray, and walkie-talkies if you have them.
> 6:00 AM-4:00 PM. Cameron Parish-west. Trip will head directly to Holly Beach, then on to Peveto Woods Sanctuary. After lunch, the group will head eastward towards Cameron.
> 6:15 AM-4:00 PM. Cameron Parish Big Day will try to tally as many species as possible in Cameron Parish. Trip starts at Lacassine NWR headquarters, stopping at Lacassine, Cameron Prairie, and Sabine NWRs and various Cameron coastal sites.
> 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. Casual birding: Lacassine NWR Pool unit to Oak Grove. This is your chance to sleep in (sort of) and then bird leisurely towards the coast.
> All Day Self-Guided. Pick up a map to the Self-Guided Tour Route to visit area birding sites at your leisure.
> 7:00-7:30 PM. Registration. Hampton Inn & Suites. BYOB. Mingle with LOS members in the hotels lounge before dinner.
> 7:30-8:30 PM. Banquet in the Evangeline Room, dinner catered by Mikes Seafood & Steak Restaurant of Jennings:
> Entre options: $20.00/person, choose from the following:
> Cajun Baked Catfish.
> Tender Braised Beef Brisket.
> Portobella & Spinach Penne Pasta Casserole.
> Meal served with two sides: Creamy Twice Baked Potato Casserole, Fresh Smothered Green Beans; includes Buttery Home Baked Rolls, and Sweet Iced Tea. Homemade dough pies by Emily Doucet. Coffee. BYOB.
> Deadline for dinner registration is 24 April 2017
> Online registration link: http://losbird.org/meetings.htm
> 8:30-10:00 PM. Program and Meeting. Following the program will be the presentation of the Presidents Award(s) and the George H. Lowery, Jr. Award, other agenda items to be announced, and the reading of the bird list.
> Program: An Accidental Big Year by Neil Hayward.
> In 2013, Boston birder Neil Hayward suffered a devastating bout of the Big Year. The temporary insanity resulted in almost 250,000 miles of travel, taking him to the remote corners of this continent: Barrow in the frozen north; the Dry Tortugas, dangling off the Florida Keys to the south; Newfoundland, poking out to the east; and tiny Adak, adrift in the volcanic Aleutian chain of the west; and a place they call New Jersey. By the year's end, he'd netted 749 species of birds and set a new ABA Big Year record. In this talk, Neil will take a Big Year and apply cutting-edge high pressure technology and condense it into a Big Hour. Come hear about exotic birds, remote places, volcanoes, polar bears, Aleutian plumbing and more! Government health warning: Big Years can be contagious. High pressure technology not previously tested. Neil Hayward grew up near Oxford, England, where, at a young age, he first became obsessed with birds. He moved to the US in 2005 to head up the US operations of a biotechnology company. In 2011, he started a consulting career as owner of Cambridge Blue Consulting. Neil is currently the Field Trip Coordinator and a director of the Brookline Bird Club, and author of Lost Among the Birds, a memoir of his big year. He lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife Gerri, son Henry, and two cats, Sally and Khiva.
> Sunday, April 30th
> The Hampton Inn & Suites will have breakfast beginning at 6 AM for those staying at the hotel.
> We tentatively offer two Sunday trips (if there is interest).
> 6:30 AM-TBD. Mad dash to the coast to chase goodies found Friday or Saturday.
> 7:00 AM-noon. Area rice fields for shorebirds.
> Dont forget to email to reserve your space on spring field trips: <donnaldittmann...>
>
> To register go to: http://losbird.org/meetings.htm
>
>
> Judith O'Neale
> Lafayette LA
 

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Date: 3/2/17 7:51 am
From: Bill Vermillion <bill.gcjv...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Do bird feeders increase nest predation?
Hi all,

I was sent a 2016 paper from the journal Ibis this past week which
documents research in the United Kingdom investigating whether bird feeding
increases risk of nest predation for birds nesting in relatively close
proximity to bird feeders. Researchers deployed filled and un-filled
feeders and deployed artificial nests with Japanese quail eggs. Predation
of these artificial nests by Magpies, Gray Squirrels, and European Jays was
significantly higher adjacent to filled feeders.

Here's the citation and abstract:

Hanmer, H.J., R.L. Thomas, and M.D.E. Fellows. 2016. Provision of
supplementary food for wild birds may increase the risk of local nest
predation. Ibis 159:158-167.

Abstract: In countries such as the UK, USA and Australia, approximately
half of all households provide supplementary food for wild birds, making
this the public’s most common form of active engagement with nature.
Year-round supplementary feeding is currently encouraged by major
conservation charities in the UK as it is thought to be of benefit to bird
conservation. However, little is understood about how the provision of
supplementary food affects the behaviour and ecology of target and
non-target species. Given the scale of supplementary feeding, any negative
effects may have important implications for conservation. Potential nest
predators are abundant in urban areas and some species frequently visit
supplementary feeding stations. We assess whether providing supplementary
food affects the likelihood of nest predation in the vicinity of the
feeder, by acting as a point attractant for potential nest predators. We
provided feeding stations (empty, peanut feeder, peanut feeder with guard
to exclude potential nest predators) in an area of suburban parkland in the
UK and monitored the predation rate of eggs placed in arti- ficial nests
located at distances that replicated the size of typical suburban gardens.
Nest predators (Magpies Pica pica, Grey Squirrels Sciurus carolinensis)
were frequent visitors to filled feeders, and predation caused by Magpies,
European Jays Garrulus glandarius and Grey Squirrels was significantly
higher when nests were adjacent to filled feeders. The presence of a feeder
guard did not significantly reduce nest predation. As supplementary feeding
is becoming increasingly common during the breeding season in suburban
habitats, we suggest that providing point attractants to nest predators at
this time may have previously unconsidered consequences for the breeding
success of urban birds.

Thanks,

Bill V
 

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Date: 3/1/17 7:46 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines // Park-like habitat and Tensas Parish.
For what it's worth, I found Red-headed Woodpeckers to be reasonably common in the town of St. Joseph, LA in Tensas Parish adjacent to the Mississippi River levee a year ago and northward to Lake Bruin State Park. Revisited the area this past Monday and found the situation to remain the same.

For what it's worth, there is a feature article about RHWPs in the current issue of Bird Watching Magazine. This deals with the situation in Minnesota. The author is most concerned about lack of open, park-like habitat. The habitat in the St. Joseph area is, to me, very park-like.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Romano" <birderjuan...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 7:48:44 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines

I have sort of stumbled into a Red-headed Woodpecker "hotspot" in Opelousas
centered around South Park. If one takes Market St south thru the historic
district for about 3/4 of a mile from the downtown area of the courthouse,
Market St enters South Park . This whole resideniual area has lots of
mature trees both pines and decidious. On 04/21/16 there was one RHWP
working a tree in the yard on Tennis St, 2 short blocks north of the Park,
and 3 more flying around the parking lot at the north end of park. I
walked about 1/10 miles thru the park into the residential area just south
of the Park and there were three more RHWPs. So that was 7 Red-headed
Woodpecker in an area of about 5 blocks. I have never seen a Coopers Hawk
or Sharp-shinned Hawk in this area. No one feeds birds in Opelousas.

By contrast, I have found only 1 RHWP in St Martin Parish in 5 years of
fairly intensive birding there.

John Romano
Breaux Bridge and Opelousas


On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 4:47 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:

> LABIRD: another paper in the most recent Ornithological Applications
> (Condor) is also relevant to Louisiana birds.
>
> Red-headed Woodpeckers have been declining in Louisiana for a long time.
> Lowery (1974) stated that it was once one of our commonest woodpeckers but
> that it had declined dramatically, almost certainly due to Starling
> competition for nest sites. The BBS data (beginning in 1960s) for
> Louisiana show strong declines statewide (except for western tier of
> parishes); most of that decline is post-Lowery 1974. The CBC data, which
> includes our substantial wintering population, actually show what looks
> like a slight increase from 1970 through ca. 1990 followed by a steady but
> slight decline through the present.
>
> The new paper is below. The take-home message is of the 4 hypotheses
> examined, increasing populations of accipiters, mainly Cooper’s Hawk, best
> explain the over all decline.
>
> Not mentioned in the paper is that one of the most likely contributors to
> the explosion in Cooper’s Hawk populations is the dramatic increase in
> populations of some of their favorite foods, i.e. suburban Mourning Dove
> populations (the Baton Rouge BBS route showed a doubling of our local
> suburban population in 25 years), Eurasian Collared-Dove, and White-winged
> Dove.
>
> Testing alternative hypotheses for the cause of population declines:
> The case of the Red-headed Woodpecker
>
> Walter D. Koenig,1,2* Eric L. Walters,3 and Paul G. Rodewald
>
> Corresponding author: wdk4 at cornell.edu<http://cornell.edu>
>
> ABSTRACT
> The Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) has experienced
> strong population declines during the
> past 3 decades. Using North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and
> Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) data, we
> investigated 4 hypotheses that may explain this decline, including: (1)
> interspecific competition with native Red-bellied
> Woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus) and nonnative European Starlings
> (Sturnus vulgaris); (2) predation by Cooper’s
> Hawks (Accipiter cooperii) and Sharp-shinned Hawks (Accipiter striatus);
> (3) climate change; and (4) changes in forested
> area within their range. In analyses of both the breeding and
> overwintering periods, our results indicated a role of
> increased accipiter populations in driving Red-headed Woodpecker declines
> through increased predation. We also
> found evidence for significant effects of warmer winter temperatures and
> increased forest cover, both directly and
> indirectly through their effects on enhancing accipiter populations. In
> contrast, our results failed to support the
> hypothesis that interspecific competition with either Red-bellied
> Woodpeckers or European Starlings has played a role
> in Red-headed Woodpecker declines. Despite considerable evidence for
> nest-site competition and aggression between
> Red-headed Woodpeckers and both Red-bellied Woodpeckers and European
> Starlings, these interactions do not
> appear to be limiting Red-headed Woodpecker populations
>
> =================
>
> 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>
>
>
 

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Date: 3/1/17 6:58 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] first Yellow-crowned Night-Heron back
Heard calling in my hood in Old Jefferson (New Orleans metro area) tonight.


Peter Yaukey

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Date: 3/1/17 6:12 pm
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines
I have sort of stumbled into a Red-headed Woodpecker "hotspot" in Opelousas
centered around South Park. If one takes Market St south thru the historic
district for about 3/4 of a mile from the downtown area of the courthouse,
Market St enters South Park . This whole resideniual area has lots of
mature trees both pines and decidious. On 04/21/16 there was one RHWP
working a tree in the yard on Tennis St, 2 short blocks north of the Park,
and 3 more flying around the parking lot at the north end of park. I
walked about 1/10 miles thru the park into the residential area just south
of the Park and there were three more RHWPs. So that was 7 Red-headed
Woodpecker in an area of about 5 blocks. I have never seen a Coopers Hawk
or Sharp-shinned Hawk in this area. No one feeds birds in Opelousas.

By contrast, I have found only 1 RHWP in St Martin Parish in 5 years of
fairly intensive birding there.

John Romano
Breaux Bridge and Opelousas


On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 4:47 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:

> LABIRD: another paper in the most recent Ornithological Applications
> (Condor) is also relevant to Louisiana birds.
>
> Red-headed Woodpeckers have been declining in Louisiana for a long time.
> Lowery (1974) stated that it was once one of our commonest woodpeckers but
> that it had declined dramatically, almost certainly due to Starling
> competition for nest sites. The BBS data (beginning in 1960s) for
> Louisiana show strong declines statewide (except for western tier of
> parishes); most of that decline is post-Lowery 1974. The CBC data, which
> includes our substantial wintering population, actually show what looks
> like a slight increase from 1970 through ca. 1990 followed by a steady but
> slight decline through the present.
>
> The new paper is below. The take-home message is of the 4 hypotheses
> examined, increasing populations of accipiters, mainly Cooper’s Hawk, best
> explain the over all decline.
>
> Not mentioned in the paper is that one of the most likely contributors to
> the explosion in Cooper’s Hawk populations is the dramatic increase in
> populations of some of their favorite foods, i.e. suburban Mourning Dove
> populations (the Baton Rouge BBS route showed a doubling of our local
> suburban population in 25 years), Eurasian Collared-Dove, and White-winged
> Dove.
>
> Testing alternative hypotheses for the cause of population declines:
> The case of the Red-headed Woodpecker
>
> Walter D. Koenig,1,2* Eric L. Walters,3 and Paul G. Rodewald
>
> Corresponding author: wdk4 at cornell.edu<http://cornell.edu>
>
> ABSTRACT
> The Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) has experienced
> strong population declines during the
> past 3 decades. Using North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and
> Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) data, we
> investigated 4 hypotheses that may explain this decline, including: (1)
> interspecific competition with native Red-bellied
> Woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus) and nonnative European Starlings
> (Sturnus vulgaris); (2) predation by Cooper’s
> Hawks (Accipiter cooperii) and Sharp-shinned Hawks (Accipiter striatus);
> (3) climate change; and (4) changes in forested
> area within their range. In analyses of both the breeding and
> overwintering periods, our results indicated a role of
> increased accipiter populations in driving Red-headed Woodpecker declines
> through increased predation. We also
> found evidence for significant effects of warmer winter temperatures and
> increased forest cover, both directly and
> indirectly through their effects on enhancing accipiter populations. In
> contrast, our results failed to support the
> hypothesis that interspecific competition with either Red-bellied
> Woodpeckers or European Starlings has played a role
> in Red-headed Woodpecker declines. Despite considerable evidence for
> nest-site competition and aggression between
> Red-headed Woodpeckers and both Red-bellied Woodpeckers and European
> Starlings, these interactions do not
> appear to be limiting Red-headed Woodpecker populations
>
> =================
>
> 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>
>
>
 

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Date: 3/1/17 3:35 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Red-headed Woodpecker declines
LABIRD: another paper in the most recent Ornithological Applications (Condor) is also relevant to Louisiana birds.

Red-headed Woodpeckers have been declining in Louisiana for a long time. Lowery (1974) stated that it was once one of our commonest woodpeckers but that it had declined dramatically, almost certainly due to Starling competition for nest sites. The BBS data (beginning in 1960s) for Louisiana show strong declines statewide (except for western tier of parishes); most of that decline is post-Lowery 1974. The CBC data, which includes our substantial wintering population, actually show what looks like a slight increase from 1970 through ca. 1990 followed by a steady but slight decline through the present.

The new paper is below. The take-home message is of the 4 hypotheses examined, increasing populations of accipiters, mainly Cooper’s Hawk, best explain the over all decline.

Not mentioned in the paper is that one of the most likely contributors to the explosion in Cooper’s Hawk populations is the dramatic increase in populations of some of their favorite foods, i.e. suburban Mourning Dove populations (the Baton Rouge BBS route showed a doubling of our local suburban population in 25 years), Eurasian Collared-Dove, and White-winged Dove.

Testing alternative hypotheses for the cause of population declines:
The case of the Red-headed Woodpecker

Walter D. Koenig,1,2* Eric L. Walters,3 and Paul G. Rodewald

Corresponding author: wdk4 at cornell.edu<http://cornell.edu>

ABSTRACT
The Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) has experienced strong population declines during the
past 3 decades. Using North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) data, we
investigated 4 hypotheses that may explain this decline, including: (1) interspecific competition with native Red-bellied
Woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus) and nonnative European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris); (2) predation by Cooper’s
Hawks (Accipiter cooperii) and Sharp-shinned Hawks (Accipiter striatus); (3) climate change; and (4) changes in forested
area within their range. In analyses of both the breeding and overwintering periods, our results indicated a role of
increased accipiter populations in driving Red-headed Woodpecker declines through increased predation. We also
found evidence for significant effects of warmer winter temperatures and increased forest cover, both directly and
indirectly through their effects on enhancing accipiter populations. In contrast, our results failed to support the
hypothesis that interspecific competition with either Red-bellied Woodpeckers or European Starlings has played a role
in Red-headed Woodpecker declines. Despite considerable evidence for nest-site competition and aggression between
Red-headed Woodpeckers and both Red-bellied Woodpeckers and European Starlings, these interactions do not
appear to be limiting Red-headed Woodpecker populations

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

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>

 

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Date: 3/1/17 2:00 pm
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting April 28-30
Celebrating our 70th Anniversary
LOS SPRING MEETING
28-30 April 2017
Jennings
As Venture Global LNG construction looms on Cameron’s horizon and concerns mount regarding lodging opportunities in the one-motel town of Cameron, the LOS Board has decided to relocate the spring meeting inland to Jennings, LA. We realize there are distance drawbacks to this inland site. We won’t wake up on the coast, but we hope the added driving distance will not reflect poorly on this spring meeting’s attendance. The Jennings area has a lot to offer with regard to lodging and food opportunities, not to mention proximity to the area’s working wetlands and the abundance of birds in rural SW LA. Please join us to celebrate LOS’s platinum anniversary in Jennings. To celebrate the occasion, we have scheduled two talks we believe members will enjoy. Field trips will still target some of our favorite Cameron Parish destinations. In keeping with changes encouraged by our membership and initiated during the Winter 2017 LOS Meeting, field trips will be limited in size and you will need to pre-register for specific field trips by emailing <donnaldittmann...> We want to accommodate our membership. So, if we know one trip is popular/fills up, then we will do our best to add additional trips.The LOS Spring Meeting will be based at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Jennings, LA. The Hampton has set aside a room block for the meeting with discounted rates (available until 13 April): https://tinyurl.com/jrqmrs2. If you call to make your reservation, make sure that the desk knows you are booking for the LOS Meeting and gives you our block rate. The Hampton’s queen suites are slightly more expensive than the Cameron Motel but the hotel offers additional amenities, including breakfast and proximity to the meeting’s programs, which will be in the hotel’s Evangeline rooms. There are several other hotels in Jennings. For information/reviews about alternative lodging see: https://tinyurl.com/ze6ldjs. For Camping/RV options see: https://tinyurl.com/jj7jbqz. Nearby Lake Arthur hosts quaint Myer’s Landing Campground, and, if looking for something different, there is the unique L’Banca Albergo (Bank Hotel). Please be aware that there is a car show in Jennings during the LOS weekend, so it is important to reserve your lodging as soon as possible. Nearby Lake Charles is hosting an airshow, education meeting, and other events during the LOS weekend, so many of those area hotels may be booked long in advance of our meeting (another reason LOS chose Jennings).
Please pre-register by 24 April 2017
Online registration link: http://losbird.org/meetings.htm


LOS SPRING MEETING
28-30 April 2017
Jennings
Friday, April 28th
Evangeline Room, Hampton Inn
310 W. Fred & Ruth Zigler Memorial Drive, Jennings 70546
(888) 370-0981
7:00-8:00 PM. Registration and Social. Dessert & coffee/BYOB.
8:00-8:30 PM. Welcome Members and Field Trips preview.
8:30-9:30 PM. Program: West Texas Sky Island Birding - You're Invited! by Cecilia M. Riley & Michael L. Gray.
Cecilia will introduce the Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration and information about how to plan a trip to see other key birds of the region. Mike’s exceptional photographs will accompany the program.
Cecilia Riley served as Executive Director for the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory during which time GCBO’s permanent Lake Jackson home was completed. Cecilia is a native Texan, biologist, and avid bird watcher, who has spent her lifetime –both on the job and in her personal life conducting avian research and habitat conservation across the Americas. Since her retirement, Cecilia, along with her photographer husband Mike Gray have continued to pursue tropical forest protection and bird conservation with a renewed focus on South America where rapid loss of the world’s most extensive forests is devastating to our planet’s climate.

Saturday, April 29th
Join LOS members on Guided Field Trips. Trips are limited to 15 participants. Please pre-register so that if needed, we can add additional trips or leaders to accommodate everyone. For those lodging at the Hampton Inn, early breakfast will begin at 5:15 AM to accommodate our early field trip departures. Bring lunch, water, bug spray, and walkie-talkies if you have them.
6:00 AM-4:00 PM. Cameron Parish-west. Trip will head directly to Holly Beach, then on to Peveto Woods Sanctuary. After lunch, the group will head eastward towards Cameron.
6:15 AM-4:00 PM. Cameron Parish Big Day will try to tally as many species as possible in Cameron Parish. Trip starts at Lacassine NWR headquarters, stopping at Lacassine, Cameron Prairie, and Sabine NWRs and various Cameron coastal sites.
8:00 AM-3:00 PM. Casual birding: Lacassine NWR Pool unit to Oak Grove. This is your chance to sleep in (sort of) and then bird leisurely towards the coast.
All Day Self-Guided. Pick up a map to the Self-Guided Tour Route to visit area birding sites at your leisure.
7:00-7:30 PM. Registration. Hampton Inn & Suites. BYOB. Mingle with LOS members in the hotel’s lounge before dinner.
7:30-8:30 PM. Banquet in the Evangeline Room, dinner catered by Mike’s Seafood & Steak Restaurant of Jennings:
Entrée options: $20.00/person, choose from the following:
• Cajun Baked Catfish.
• Tender Braised Beef Brisket.
• Portobella & Spinach Penne Pasta Casserole.
Meal served with two sides: Creamy Twice Baked Potato Casserole, Fresh Smothered Green Beans; includes Buttery Home Baked Rolls, and Sweet Iced Tea. Homemade dough pies by Emily Doucet. Coffee. BYOB.
Deadline for dinner registration is 24 April 2017
Online registration link: http://losbird.org/meetings.htm
8:30-10:00 PM. Program and Meeting. Following the program will be the presentation of the President’s Award(s) and the George H. Lowery, Jr. Award, other agenda items to be announced, and the reading of the bird list.
Program: An Accidental Big Year by Neil Hayward.
In 2013, Boston birder Neil Hayward suffered a devastating bout of the Big Year. The temporary insanity resulted in almost 250,000 miles of travel, taking him to the remote corners of this continent: Barrow in the frozen north; the Dry Tortugas, dangling off the Florida Keys to the south; Newfoundland, poking out to the east; and tiny Adak, adrift in the volcanic Aleutian chain of the west; and a place they call New Jersey. By the year's end, he'd netted 749 species of birds and set a new ABA Big Year record. In this talk, Neil will take a Big Year and apply cutting-edge high pressure technology and condense it into a Big Hour. Come hear about exotic birds, remote places, volcanoes, polar bears, Aleutian plumbing and more! Government health warning: Big Years can be contagious. High pressure technology not previously tested. Neil Hayward grew up near Oxford, England, where, at a young age, he first became obsessed with birds. He moved to the US in 2005 to head up the US operations of a biotechnology company. In 2011, he started a consulting career as owner of Cambridge Blue Consulting. Neil is currently the Field Trip Coordinator and a director of the Brookline Bird Club, and author of Lost Among the Birds, a memoir of his big year. He lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife Gerri, son Henry, and two cats, Sally and Khiva.
Sunday, April 30th
The Hampton Inn & Suites will have breakfast beginning at 6 AM for those staying at the hotel.
We tentatively offer two Sunday trips (if there is interest).
6:30 AM-TBD. Mad dash to the coast to chase goodies found Friday or Saturday.
7:00 AM-noon. Area rice fields for shorebirds.
Don’t forget to email to reserve your space on spring field trips: <donnaldittmann...>

To register go to: http://losbird.org/meetings.htm


Judith O'Neale
Lafayette LA
 

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Date: 3/1/17 11:39 am
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LABIRD-L Digest - 27 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (#2017-54)
Erik, Labird,

Another factor to consider is yearly abundance of prey. After
Rita and Ike, the coast was pretty well wiped clean of predators either
by storm surge or subsequent lack of prey. In that predator-free vacuum,
rodent numbers boomed. Rodents were everywhere, at all times of day.
Before terrestrial predators recolonized the area, aerial predators
moved in, with extremely high numbers of wintering hawks and owls for a
winter or two. I recall tallying 100+ Red-taileds between Sabine Bridge
and Holly Beach at that time. Since that boom returned to normal levels,
the number of Red-taileds along the coast seems to have become lower
than in pre-Rita days.


Paul Conover

Lafayette


On 3/1/2017 9:44 AM, Johnson, Erik wrote:
> The CBC database lists 742 Red-tailed Hawks (!) for Crowley during the 89th CBC (winter 1988-1989), which is the first year that Crowley was run/entered. Since then, Crowley ranged from 267 to 573 between the 90th and 102nd CBC. It hasn't topped 100 birds since the 113rd CBC, and hit a record low of 53 in the 116th CBC (although 105th CBC reported a record low when considering effort, of 0.39 birds/hr).
>
> But looking across all other LA CBCs, the dramatic decline (by an order of magnitude) on the Crowley CBC appears to be an exception, and in discussions with Van off-list, this may had something to the quality of effort in the early days having been quite exceptional. Red-tailed Hawks across other LA CBCs mostly appear to have held steady or even increased slightly. I'm not sure how to reconcile this with the recent Condor paper, except that it may have to do with the selection of counts used, the time periods considered, or how effort is used as a correction to raw bird counts. As with anything, the devil is in the details, and I hope to dig into this more deeply.
>
> 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 Progne99
> Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:14 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LABIRD-L Digest - 27 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (#2017-54)
>
> I remember that the first or second year of Crowley CBC we led the nation in Red-tails.
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> -------- Original message --------From: LABIRD-L automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> Date: 3/1/17 12:00 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <LABIRD-L...> Subject: LABIRD-L Digest - 27 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (#2017-54) There is 1 message totaling 75 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. LALIT: Declining winter populations of Red-tailed Hawks
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:44:20 +0000
> From: James V Remsen <najames...>
> Subject: LALIT: Declining winter populations of Red-tailed Hawks
>
> LABIRD: Those of you with several decades of experience have certainly noticed that our wintering populations of Red-tailed Hawks in south Louisiana nowadays are dramatically lower than they once were. Up into the early 90s at least, one could easily see 100+ Red-tailed Hawks in a day in the rice country of SW LA. Back in that era, on a good fall day at my house, I could see 10+ migrating Red-tails high overhead headed S after a cold front; nowadays I see maybe 1-2 likely migrants in an entire fall. The Baton Rouge CBC currently gets only about 1/3 as many Red-tails/party-hr as it did in the 70s-80s.
>
> The latest Ornithological Applications (=Condor) has a paper that quantifies this trend using hawk-watch counts and CBC data from North America as a whole. The take-home message is that breeding populations are evidently steady or increasing (as they are in south Louisiana) but the tendency to remain farther north (undoubtedly because of climate change) is causing the decline of wintering populations in the south. (Contact the corresponding author if you want a pdf of the full paper):
>
> Combining migration and wintering counts to enhance understanding of population change in a generalist raptor species, the North American Red-tailed Hawk
>
> Neil Paprocki,1* Dave Oleyar,1 David Brandes,2 Laurie Goodrich,3 Tara Crewe,4 and Stephen W. Hoffman5
>
> 1 HawkWatch International, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
> 2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
> 3 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
> 4 Bird Studies Canada, Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada
> 5 Montana Audubon, Helena, Montana, USA
> * Corresponding author: npaprocki at hawkwatch.org<http://hawkwatch.org>
>
> ABSTRACT
> An increasing body of scientific evidence supports the idea that many avian species are changing their migratory behavior as a result of climate change, land-use change, or both. We assessed Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) population trends in 2 parts of the annual cycle (fall migration and winter) to better understand regional population trends and their relationship to changes in migration. We conducted 10 yr, 20 yr, and 30 yr trend analyses using pan–North American standardized fall migration counts and Christmas Bird Counts. We quantitatively compared trends in seasonal counts by latitude within the eastern and western migratory flyways. Our combined analysis of migration and wintering count data revealed flyway-specific patterns in count trends suggesting that Red-tailed Hawks are undergoing substantial changes in both migratory behavior and population size. Decreasing Red-tailed Hawk wintering and migration counts in southern regions and increasing winter counts in northern regions were consistent with other observations indicating changes in migratory strategy; an increasing number of Red-tailed Hawks do not migrate, or migrate shorter distances than they did in the past. Further, Red-tailed Hawk populations have been stable or increasing across much of North America. However, we found strong negative count trends at the northernmost migration sites on the eastern flyway, suggesting possible breeding-population declines in the central and eastern Canadian provinces. Our findings demonstrate the benefit of using appropriate data from multiple seasons of the annual cycle to provide insight into shifting avian migration strategies and population change.
>
>
> =================
>
> 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>
>
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Date: 3/1/17 9:41 am
From: Sandra Barbier <sandabar10...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Tree help
I hope you don't mind my asking this on this site, but it does relate to
birds. I need some suggestions: The parish is cutting all the pine trees
(about 10 mature trees) along the street near my house and I'd like to
plant a small tree in my front yard, maybe two, to make up for it a little;
trees that will be good for birds and - it would be nice - for squirrels.
The squirrels are going to miss the heck out of those pine seeds each fall.
It probably be a stand-alone specimen, in a space about 30x15 feet, and it
will get full sun. I'd like it to top out about 30 feet tall. This is a
typical suburban lawn, probably filled some 40 years ago, but I suspect
clay-ey and it can get pretty dry. County agent suggested purple plum,
drake elm and sweet bay magnolia. Thanks.

--
Sandra Barbier
LaPlace, LA
 

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Date: 3/1/17 8:09 am
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LABIRD-L Digest - 27 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (#2017-54)
The CBC database lists 742 Red-tailed Hawks (!) for Crowley during the 89th CBC (winter 1988-1989), which is the first year that Crowley was run/entered. Since then, Crowley ranged from 267 to 573 between the 90th and 102nd CBC. It hasn't topped 100 birds since the 113rd CBC, and hit a record low of 53 in the 116th CBC (although 105th CBC reported a record low when considering effort, of 0.39 birds/hr).

But looking across all other LA CBCs, the dramatic decline (by an order of magnitude) on the Crowley CBC appears to be an exception, and in discussions with Van off-list, this may had something to the quality of effort in the early days having been quite exceptional. Red-tailed Hawks across other LA CBCs mostly appear to have held steady or even increased slightly. I'm not sure how to reconcile this with the recent Condor paper, except that it may have to do with the selection of counts used, the time periods considered, or how effort is used as a correction to raw bird counts. As with anything, the devil is in the details, and I hope to dig into this more deeply.

Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
Ejohnson AT Audubon.org



-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:14 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LABIRD-L Digest - 27 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (#2017-54)

I remember that the first or second year of Crowley CBC we led the nation in Red-tails.


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
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  1. LALIT: Declining winter populations of Red-tailed Hawks

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Date:    Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:44:20 +0000
From:    James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: LALIT: Declining winter populations of Red-tailed Hawks

LABIRD: Those of you with several decades of experience have certainly noticed that our wintering populations of Red-tailed Hawks in south Louisiana nowadays are dramatically lower than they once were. Up into the early 90s at least, one could easily see 100+ Red-tailed Hawks in a day in the rice country of SW LA.  Back in that era, on a good fall day at my house, I could see 10+ migrating Red-tails high overhead headed S after a cold front; nowadays I see maybe 1-2 likely migrants in an entire fall.  The Baton Rouge CBC currently gets only about 1/3 as many Red-tails/party-hr as it did in the 70s-80s.

The latest Ornithological Applications (=Condor) has a paper that quantifies this trend using hawk-watch counts and CBC data from North America as a whole.  The take-home message is that breeding populations are evidently steady or increasing (as they are in south Louisiana) but the tendency to remain farther north (undoubtedly because of climate change) is causing the decline of wintering populations in the south.  (Contact the corresponding author if you want a pdf of the full paper):

Combining migration and wintering counts to enhance understanding of population change in a generalist raptor species, the North American Red-tailed Hawk

Neil Paprocki,1* Dave Oleyar,1 David Brandes,2 Laurie Goodrich,3 Tara Crewe,4 and Stephen W. Hoffman5

1 HawkWatch International, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
3 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
4 Bird Studies Canada, Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada
5 Montana Audubon, Helena, Montana, USA
* Corresponding author: npaprocki at hawkwatch.org<http://hawkwatch.org>

ABSTRACT
An increasing body of scientific evidence supports the idea that many avian species are changing their migratory behavior as a result of climate change, land-use change, or both. We assessed Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) population trends in 2 parts of the annual cycle (fall migration and winter) to better understand regional population trends and their relationship to changes in migration. We conducted 10 yr, 20 yr, and 30 yr trend analyses using pan–North American standardized fall migration counts and Christmas Bird Counts. We quantitatively compared trends in seasonal counts by latitude within the eastern and western migratory flyways. Our combined analysis of migration and wintering count data revealed flyway-specific patterns in count trends suggesting that Red-tailed Hawks are undergoing substantial changes in both migratory behavior and population size. Decreasing Red-tailed Hawk wintering and migration counts in southern regions and increasing winter counts in northern regions were consistent with other observations indicating changes in migratory strategy; an increasing number of Red-tailed Hawks do not migrate, or migrate shorter distances than they did in the past. Further, Red-tailed Hawk populations have been stable or increasing across much of North America. However, we found strong negative count trends at the northernmost migration sites on the eastern flyway, suggesting possible breeding-population declines in the central and eastern Canadian provinces. Our findings demonstrate the benefit of using appropriate data from multiple seasons of the annual cycle to provide insight into shifting avian migration strategies and population change.


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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<http://lsu.edu>

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Date: 3/1/17 7:24 am
From: Progne99 <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LABIRD-L Digest - 27 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (#2017-54)
I remember that the first or second year of Crowley CBC we led the nation in Red-tails.


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
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Topics of the day:

  1. LALIT: Declining winter populations of Red-tailed Hawks

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Date:    Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:44:20 +0000
From:    James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: LALIT: Declining winter populations of Red-tailed Hawks

LABIRD: Those of you with several decades of experience have certainly noticed that our wintering populations of Red-tailed Hawks in south Louisiana nowadays are dramatically lower than they once were. Up into the early 90s at least, one could easily see 100+ Red-tailed Hawks in a day in the rice country of SW LA.  Back in that era, on a good fall day at my house, I could see 10+ migrating Red-tails high overhead headed S after a cold front; nowadays I see maybe 1-2 likely migrants in an entire fall.  The Baton Rouge CBC currently gets only about 1/3 as many Red-tails/party-hr as it did in the 70s-80s.

The latest Ornithological Applications (=Condor) has a paper that quantifies this trend using hawk-watch counts and CBC data from North America as a whole.  The take-home message is that breeding populations are evidently steady or increasing (as they are in south Louisiana) but the tendency to remain farther north (undoubtedly because of climate change) is causing the decline of wintering populations in the south.  (Contact the corresponding author if you want a pdf of the full paper):

Combining migration and wintering counts to enhance understanding
of population change in a generalist raptor species, the North American
Red-tailed Hawk

Neil Paprocki,1* Dave Oleyar,1 David Brandes,2 Laurie Goodrich,3 Tara Crewe,4 and Stephen W. Hoffman5

1 HawkWatch International, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
3 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
4 Bird Studies Canada, Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada
5 Montana Audubon, Helena, Montana, USA
* Corresponding author: npaprocki at hawkwatch.org<http://hawkwatch.org>

ABSTRACT
An increasing body of scientific evidence supports the idea that many avian species are changing their migratory
behavior as a result of climate change, land-use change, or both. We assessed Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
population trends in 2 parts of the annual cycle (fall migration and winter) to better understand regional population
trends and their relationship to changes in migration. We conducted 10 yr, 20 yr, and 30 yr trend analyses using
pan–North American standardized fall migration counts and Christmas Bird Counts. We quantitatively compared
trends in seasonal counts by latitude within the eastern and western migratory flyways. Our combined analysis of
migration and wintering count data revealed flyway-specific patterns in count trends suggesting that Red-tailed
Hawks are undergoing substantial changes in both migratory behavior and population size. Decreasing Red-tailed
Hawk wintering and migration counts in southern regions and increasing winter counts in northern regions were
consistent with other observations indicating changes in migratory strategy; an increasing number of Red-tailed
Hawks do not migrate, or migrate shorter distances than they did in the past. Further, Red-tailed Hawk populations
have been stable or increasing across much of North America. However, we found strong negative count trends at
the northernmost migration sites on the eastern flyway, suggesting possible breeding-population declines in the
central and eastern Canadian provinces. Our findings demonstrate the benefit of using appropriate data from
multiple seasons of the annual cycle to provide insight into shifting avian migration strategies and population
change.


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

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>

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Date: 2/28/17 2:59 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LALIT: Declining winter populations of Red-tailed Hawks
LABIRD: Those of you with several decades of experience have certainly noticed that our wintering populations of Red-tailed Hawks in south Louisiana nowadays are dramatically lower than they once were. Up into the early 90s at least, one could easily see 100+ Red-tailed Hawks in a day in the rice country of SW LA. Back in that era, on a good fall day at my house, I could see 10+ migrating Red-tails high overhead headed S after a cold front; nowadays I see maybe 1-2 likely migrants in an entire fall. The Baton Rouge CBC currently gets only about 1/3 as many Red-tails/party-hr as it did in the 70s-80s.

The latest Ornithological Applications (=Condor) has a paper that quantifies this trend using hawk-watch counts and CBC data from North America as a whole. The take-home message is that breeding populations are evidently steady or increasing (as they are in south Louisiana) but the tendency to remain farther north (undoubtedly because of climate change) is causing the decline of wintering populations in the south. (Contact the corresponding author if you want a pdf of the full paper):

Combining migration and wintering counts to enhance understanding
of population change in a generalist raptor species, the North American
Red-tailed Hawk

Neil Paprocki,1* Dave Oleyar,1 David Brandes,2 Laurie Goodrich,3 Tara Crewe,4 and Stephen W. Hoffman5

1 HawkWatch International, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
3 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
4 Bird Studies Canada, Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada
5 Montana Audubon, Helena, Montana, USA
* Corresponding author: npaprocki at hawkwatch.org<http://hawkwatch.org>

ABSTRACT
An increasing body of scientific evidence supports the idea that many avian species are changing their migratory
behavior as a result of climate change, land-use change, or both. We assessed Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
population trends in 2 parts of the annual cycle (fall migration and winter) to better understand regional population
trends and their relationship to changes in migration. We conducted 10 yr, 20 yr, and 30 yr trend analyses using
pan–North American standardized fall migration counts and Christmas Bird Counts. We quantitatively compared
trends in seasonal counts by latitude within the eastern and western migratory flyways. Our combined analysis of
migration and wintering count data revealed flyway-specific patterns in count trends suggesting that Red-tailed
Hawks are undergoing substantial changes in both migratory behavior and population size. Decreasing Red-tailed
Hawk wintering and migration counts in southern regions and increasing winter counts in northern regions were
consistent with other observations indicating changes in migratory strategy; an increasing number of Red-tailed
Hawks do not migrate, or migrate shorter distances than they did in the past. Further, Red-tailed Hawk populations
have been stable or increasing across much of North America. However, we found strong negative count trends at
the northernmost migration sites on the eastern flyway, suggesting possible breeding-population declines in the
central and eastern Canadian provinces. Our findings demonstrate the benefit of using appropriate data from
multiple seasons of the annual cycle to provide insight into shifting avian migration strategies and population
change.


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

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>

 

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Date: 2/27/17 6:31 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Parish Bird Lists - Tensas Parish
My wife wanted to chase ancestors in the Tensas Parish Court House - St. Joseph, LA. So, I went to the Lake Bruin area. Monday is a good time to go to Lake Bruin State Park, especially when it's raining. Few people around. Was surprised to scan the ox bow from the park's piers and find 7 Common Loons. So, was ebird. But, the image of 6 birds is diagnostic if not artistic. Managed 11 new parish birds. Five more to get to 100!

Also did the LA 606 loop inside the Lake Bruin ox bow. New parish birds included Wood Duck, Ring-necked Duck and Brewer's Blackbird.

Why do parish lists? Great excuse to explore new places to bird!

Jay Huner


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34854341
 

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Date: 2/27/17 7:29 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Plaquemines parish Bell's vireo..Still there.
No,Bill, it's not just you!
I may have seen the bird yesterday for a split second, but not enough to ID
it for a life bird. There was a RCKI & a OCWA flitting about, but they
stayed up long enough for me to ID them. They were in close proximity to
the BEVI's call.

On Feb 27, 2017 8:58 AM, "bill fontenot" <natrldlite...> wrote:

> BeVi in LA (winter) tend to be slippery rascals....similar to winter
> Bewick's Wren here.....they pop up then dive down just as quickly and it
> may be a long while before you see them again (or is it just me?).,.,,
>
> on two different septembers i witnessed BeVi migrating south through their
> "expected" routes in Texas and on both occasions they were not skittish and
> quite vocal....
>
> just thought of another notably skittish winter lingerer: Yellow-breasted
> Chat.
>
> Bill Fontenot
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Feb 26, 2017, at 10:26 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > Paul and I drove down to Plaquemines parish this morning. We went
> directly
> > to the woodlot( great directions from Cathy DiSalvo) where the BEVI was
> > discovered on 2/18 by Meunier, Muth and Remsen.
> > Spent about an hour there with no luck and went on to Ft Jackson for
> about
> > an hour. Upon arriving back at the BEVI woodlot, I heard the bird give
> it's
> > fussy call several times from close by, but I did not see it.
> > This is the second BEVI I have chased and lost. Maybe the 3rd time will
> be
> > the one.
> > Janine Robin
> > Folsom LA
>
>
 

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Date: 2/27/17 7:19 am
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Plaquemines parish Bell's vireo..Still there.
BeVi in LA (winter) tend to be slippery rascals....similar to winter Bewick's Wren here.....they pop up then dive down just as quickly and it may be a long while before you see them again (or is it just me?).,.,,

on two different septembers i witnessed BeVi migrating south through their "expected" routes in Texas and on both occasions they were not skittish and quite vocal....

just thought of another notably skittish winter lingerer: Yellow-breasted Chat.

Bill Fontenot

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 26, 2017, at 10:26 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> Paul and I drove down to Plaquemines parish this morning. We went directly
> to the woodlot( great directions from Cathy DiSalvo) where the BEVI was
> discovered on 2/18 by Meunier, Muth and Remsen.
> Spent about an hour there with no luck and went on to Ft Jackson for about
> an hour. Upon arriving back at the BEVI woodlot, I heard the bird give it's
> fussy call several times from close by, but I did not see it.
> This is the second BEVI I have chased and lost. Maybe the 3rd time will be
> the one.
> Janine Robin
> Folsom LA
 

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Date: 2/26/17 8:46 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Plaquemines parish Bell's vireo..Still there.
Hi,
Paul and I drove down to Plaquemines parish this morning. We went directly
to the woodlot( great directions from Cathy DiSalvo) where the BEVI was
discovered on 2/18 by Meunier, Muth and Remsen.
Spent about an hour there with no luck and went on to Ft Jackson for about
an hour. Upon arriving back at the BEVI woodlot, I heard the bird give it's
fussy call several times from close by, but I did not see it.
This is the second BEVI I have chased and lost. Maybe the 3rd time will be
the one.
Janine Robin
Folsom LA
 

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Date: 2/26/17 8:35 pm
From: Supreet Sahoo <supreet.sahoo...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Trip Report
Hello all,

This is a bit off topic but still about birding. I wanted to share with you
all my trip report from my last trip to costa rica. I'm sure this will help
anyone planning a trip to the rainforests. If not, there's a few images of
some nice birds too :) -
https://www.supreetsahoo.com/single-post/2017/02/14/Costa-Rica-Trip-Report.

Here's a video I made during the trip -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8i0QJn1Ryk

Good night
 

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Date: 2/26/17 7:50 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lake Verret Area / 02/25/2017
Was in the Lake Verret area yesterday morning. Had found St. Vincents Road/LA 402 last fall. Working on my Assumption Parish bird list. The roadside is interesting birding and the ways of the locals are an interesting cultural study. The paved road ends at a shell/gravel road that dead ends at a canal that connects to Lake Verret. Before the pavement ends, there is a small boat launch on the left side of the road and I found interesting birds there back in the fall and again yesterday, at least as far as adding to my parish list goes. There aren't many convenient places to stop and bird before getting to the gravel road without parking in someone's front yard. Don't know any of the people along the road so just drove slow with the windows open. Once on the gravel road, there's enough space to pull to the size so that a "normal" vehicle can pass. There are two relatively wide areas which are apparent trash dumps. The widening appears to have been the result of shoving the burned trash into the swamp! Innovative local custom!

Anyway, shortly after I got on the gravel road, a local came by and asked immediately if I was broken down despite standing there with binoculars and a camera while playing a screech-owl tape! When I said I was birding, he asked if I'd seen the Bald Eagles yet? I hadn't and he hadn't either that morning. About 20 minutes later I heard high pitched calls and looked up to see 5 eagles soaring and apparently just "playing".

Anyway, my list follows for that site. Need 5 more parish birds to get the Assumption list to 100.

Jay Huner

PS - The area around the boat launch and dumps can be a bit odiferous for the faint of heart.



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Date: 2/26/17 3:40 pm
From: Mark Pethke <mdpethke...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Couch's Kingbird at Fontainebleau State Park.
Correction. The prior sighting was a week ago, February 19, reported on
eBird by graichen & recer.
 

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Date: 2/26/17 12:49 pm
From: Mark Pethke <mdpethke...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Couch's Kingbird? at Fontainebleau State Park.
This morning at Fontainebleau State Park I was able to get several photos
of what was reported on eBird by Pat Dwyer on February 22 as a Couch's
Kingbird. Those photos were frankly better, but this was as close as I
dared get. The bird was in the same area reported earlier, but in the
trees near the open field on the south and south-southwest side of the
large building in the Area I Group Area, on the far west side of the park.

Link to checklist and photos:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34819268
 

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Date: 2/26/17 6:01 am
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center (NOTE: new date) // The Barred Owl
Friends,

The presentation is certainly worth attending, if convenient for you to do so.

However, I wanted to point out that as a BRAS member, I receive The Barred Owl - BRAS Newsletter. I was very pleased to read a most interesting report about the LOS meeting written by Crystal in the current issue of The Barred Owl. I suspect it's available on line for those who don't otherwise receive the newsletter. I was especially impressed with the way Crystal described the trip to the Morganza Floodway. I suspect she could describe a bowl of stone soup in such a way that folks would be clamoring for the recipe!

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "<crystal.johnson.lsu...>" <crystal.johnson.lsu...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 6:45:59 AM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center (NOTE: new date)

BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center (NOTE:
new date)


Speakers: Delaina LeBlanc and Jed Pitre

Title: Understanding Migratory Connectivity of Red Knots *(Calidris
canutus)* in Louisiana

Date and time: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 - 8:00 PM (Note that this *new
date* is one week later than the original date of Mar. 16 announced
previously)

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

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



Summary: Occurrence of Red Knots *(Calidris canutus)* in the western Gulf
of Mexico has been poorly understood until the past decade. Marking and
re-sighting efforts in Grand Isle and on the Caminada Headland since 2014,
suggest that migratory connectivity is fairly strong among many of these
birds. Birds banded on Louisiana’s coast have been seen as far away as
Chile. Recent efforts include applications of tracking devices including
nanotags and geolocators in an ongoing effort to learn Louisiana’s role in
the life cycle of this species.



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



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



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



Crystal N. Johnson

<crystal.johnson.lsu...>

Baton Rouge Audubon Society Programs Chair
 

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Date: 2/26/17 5:05 am
From: <crystal.johnson.lsu...> <crystal.johnson.lsu...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center (NOTE: new date)
BRAS presentation, Thur. Mar. 23, 2017 *7:00 PM*, Education Center (NOTE:
new date)


Speakers: Delaina LeBlanc and Jed Pitre

Title: Understanding Migratory Connectivity of Red Knots *(Calidris
canutus)* in Louisiana

Date and time: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 - 8:00 PM (Note that this *new
date* is one week later than the original date of Mar. 16 announced
previously)

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

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



Summary: Occurrence of Red Knots *(Calidris canutus)* in the western Gulf
of Mexico has been poorly understood until the past decade. Marking and
re-sighting efforts in Grand Isle and on the Caminada Headland since 2014,
suggest that migratory connectivity is fairly strong among many of these
birds. Birds banded on Louisiana’s coast have been seen as far away as
Chile. Recent efforts include applications of tracking devices including
nanotags and geolocators in an ongoing effort to learn Louisiana’s role in
the life cycle of this species.



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



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



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



Crystal N. Johnson

<crystal.johnson.lsu...>

Baton Rouge Audubon Society Programs Chair
 

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Date: 2/25/17 6:12 pm
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Birding Trip to Diamond on Sat., Mar. 4th
*Orleans Audubon Monthly Birding Trips*

*Birding Diamond* (half-day trip)
*Date:* Saturday, March 4
*Time:* 8:00 a.m.
*Location:* Meet in the parking lot of Balestra’s Associated Grocery (Town
View Cafe), 7902 Hwy 23 (Belle Chase Hwy.), 4.6 miles south of the West
Bank Expressway. Take CCC to West Bank, exit Lafayette St. (Hwy 23), and
proceed south towards the town of Belle Chase.
*Leader:* Ed Wallace (504) 343-1433

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

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Date: 2/25/17 4:59 pm
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] I have room in my spring birding class!
Registration is currently low for my Spring Birding Basics class that
starts on Monday, March 6. Tell your friends that have been thinking about
taking the class that the time is now!

4 Monday night classes (6:00 - 7:30pm) on LSU campus + 4 weekend birding
field trips at various hot spots around Baton Rouge!

I have binoculars that students may use. Our first class focuses on how to
use binoculars and field guides and then we get into bird ID. Lots of tips
and good info to help you remember what you learn!

Registration is through the LSU Continuing Education program:

http://www.outreach.lsu.edu/Enrichment/Leisure-Programs/Leisure-Courses
under Escape.

Let me know if you have any questions!

--Jane Patterson
 

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