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12/12/17 12:53 pm James Holmes <jfholmes...> [LABIRD-L] jaegars off east Jetty
12/12/17 7:19 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] N. Parula, Winter Wren on property
12/12/17 7:05 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [LABIRD-L] Harris's Hawk at Welsh landfill
12/12/17 6:44 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [LABIRD-L] Welsh landfill Harris's Hawk question
12/11/17 6:41 pm Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche...> [LABIRD-L] Lucifer Hummingbird
12/11/17 12:14 pm joan garvey <joanmgarvey1...> [LABIRD-L] Pair of Bald Eagles
12/10/17 11:46 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] [EXTERNAL] [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated Flycatcher in City Park
12/10/17 11:41 am Wise, Jon <Wise...> Re: [LABIRD-L] [EXTERNAL] [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated Flycatcher in City Park
12/10/17 11:39 am Elizabeth Wiggins <macbethie...> [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated Flycatcher in City Park
12/10/17 9:21 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Carolina Wren Note
12/9/17 7:40 am Ed Wallace <mottledduck...> [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated flycatcher in New Orleans City Park
12/8/17 2:39 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Long-tailed Duck and Red-bellied Mergansers at Kincaid Lake, Rapides Parish, LA
12/8/17 2:26 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Long-tailed Duck and Red-bellied Mergansers at Kincaid Lake, Rapides Parish, LA
12/8/17 11:13 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] CANCELLED: tomorrow's birding trip to Bonnet Carre Spillway
12/7/17 3:28 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] ebird Illustrated Seasonal Checklists - Will Wonders Never Cease?
12/7/17 8:31 am Chris Johnston <cmjohnston...> [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle - W Esplande & Homestead Ave
12/6/17 7:27 pm Melvin Weber <mweber...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron
12/6/17 4:56 pm John Whittle <000000acdbc01b4f-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Harris Hawk seen at Jefferson Davis landfill Decmber 6
12/6/17 12:48 pm David Cagnolatti <dcagnolatti...> [LABIRD-L] Speaker needed
12/5/17 11:56 am John Romano <birderjuan...> [LABIRD-L] Harris Hawk - could not locate Tuesday Dec 5
12/5/17 9:39 am David J. L'Hoste <lhoste...> [LABIRD-L] LOS NEWS - Winter 2018 issue online now
12/5/17 6:00 am Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...> [LABIRD-L] Kincaid Lake Bald Eagle nest cam
12/4/17 5:49 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Birding the Bonnet Carre Spillway - Sat., Dec. 9
12/4/17 4:27 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Winter hummers in Marrero
12/4/17 12:22 am Charles Lyon <lyon5516...> [LABIRD-L] Cross Lake 12-3-17 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Franklin's Gulls, and others
12/2/17 5:57 pm David Muth <MuthD...> [LABIRD-L] Chalmette Battlefield-- using Hotspots
12/2/17 2:54 pm Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] Lake Providence in E. Carroll Parish
12/1/17 10:02 pm thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] Two Black Rails Friday night
12/1/17 12:06 pm Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche...> [LABIRD-L] Intracoastal Canal Bridge area, Hwy 319 (restricted access), Dec 1, 2017
12/1/17 11:26 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
12/1/17 10:52 am Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
11/30/17 1:11 pm Mark Meunier <memeunier...> [LABIRD-L] Group of 15 Cara Cara
11/30/17 12:27 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
11/30/17 12:01 pm Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] Tensas CBC - Dec 16
11/30/17 11:59 am David Muth <MuthD...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
11/30/17 10:26 am Mac Myers <budogmacm...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
11/30/17 8:02 am Mac Myers <budogmacm...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: LABIRD-L
11/30/17 6:49 am Trahan, Angela <angela_trahan...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: LABIRD-L
11/28/17 5:32 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown-crested Flycatcher
11/28/17 4:22 pm Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...> [LABIRD-L] Harris' Hawk at Jefferson Davis Landfill
11/28/17 9:29 am Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes in Rapides Parish
11/28/17 4:08 am Dave Patton <wdpatton...> [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods Sanctuary work day
11/28/17 3:57 am Dave Patton <wdpatton...> [LABIRD-L] Banded Double-crested Cormorant
11/27/17 2:28 pm Chris Johnston <cmjohnston...> [LABIRD-L] Lake Pontchartrain brown booby’s
11/27/17 11:26 am Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] What's that Ivory-Billed Woodpecker been up to?
11/27/17 9:22 am Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> [LABIRD-L] What's that Ivory-Billed Woodpecker been up to?
11/27/17 9:06 am Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] Things to watch for this winter - Tamaulipas Crows, Harris's Hawk, crossbills, redpolls
11/27/17 8:51 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Immature White-tailed Hawk - New Orleans East
11/27/17 8:39 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Immature White-tailed Hawk - New Orleans East
11/26/17 10:51 am Rosemary Seidler <rseidler...> [LABIRD-L] Brown-crested Flycatcher
11/26/17 9:30 am thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] Pine Siskin
11/26/17 7:28 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] New yard bird--Am Woodcock
11/25/17 11:11 am Dave Patton <wdpatton...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetties and offshore jaegers
11/24/17 5:25 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Highlights, Morehouse Parish and Poverty Point SP Res.
11/23/17 9:55 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Birding Fontainebleau State Park on Sat., Dec. 2
11/22/17 12:38 pm Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...> [LABIRD-L] Kincaid Lake Bald Eagle cam
11/22/17 7:53 am jftrahan <jftrahan...> [LABIRD-L] Vacation
11/22/17 5:52 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] two merganser morning (yard)
11/21/17 2:18 pm Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] Lafayette, New Iberia, and Creole CBCs
11/21/17 11:41 am Claire Thomas <claire...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Crowley WTP Access, rules.
11/21/17 10:23 am Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] Crowley WTP Access, rules.
11/21/17 4:54 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Pine Siskin - Marrero
11/21/17 3:58 am Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] LA winter hummingbird report #4
11/20/17 7:30 pm Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> Re: [LABIRD-L] 117th CBC summary - LA
11/20/17 6:27 pm Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> Re: [LABIRD-L] : Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4) (2)
11/20/17 4:52 pm Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> Re: [LABIRD-L] : Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4) (2)
11/20/17 7:09 am Little Tweet <pekinrobin...> Re: [LABIRD-L] : Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4) (2)
11/19/17 6:19 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Red-breasted Merganser on Capitol Lake in Baton Rouge
11/19/17 11:12 am James V Remsen <najames...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4)
11/19/17 10:27 am Little Tweet <pekinrobin...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4)
11/19/17 7:30 am Rob Dobbs <rcdobbs...> [LABIRD-L] Shoveler x Gadwall hybrid
11/19/17 7:27 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] Yard report--Oak Grove in W. Carroll
11/18/17 5:05 pm David Muth <MuthD...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Eagles galore. And new nest at I-10 & 310
11/18/17 4:55 pm Claire Thomas <claire...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP
11/18/17 4:40 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Louisiana birding photo album
11/18/17 3:55 pm Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP
11/18/17 3:24 pm Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP
11/18/17 12:38 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP
11/17/17 2:09 pm Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] cranes
11/17/17 1:52 pm Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] CBC high numbers
11/17/17 8:56 am Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> [LABIRD-L] Eagles galore. And new nest at I-10 & 310
11/17/17 5:54 am Dave Patton <wdpatton...> [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods, Nov 16th
11/16/17 1:42 pm Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] 117th CBC summary - LA
11/16/17 12:24 pm Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...> [LABIRD-L] FOS in my yard
11/16/17 6:06 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] eBird image uploader functioning
11/16/17 4:26 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Having Problems with ebird
11/15/17 7:48 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Having Problems with ebird
11/15/17 6:08 pm Toddy Guidry <guidrys...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Current LA CBCs
11/15/17 2:55 pm Mac Myers <budogmacm...> [LABIRD-L] more cranes
11/15/17 9:35 am Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Current LA CBCs
11/15/17 7:07 am Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] Black Rail - Cameron Parish
11/14/17 12:00 pm Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] Want to help find Black Rails in Cameron Parish?
11/14/17 6:02 am Dave Patton <wdpatton...> [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods Work Day, Dec 2nd and 3rd
11/13/17 12:19 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11/13/17 12:15 pm Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11/13/17 12:08 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11/13/17 11:19 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Audubon Climate Report: The Future for North American Birds - Doug Meffert - Tues., Nov. 21
11/13/17 9:14 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Swainson's Hawk - New Orleans East
11/13/17 8:45 am Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs as of 11/13/2017
11/13/17 8:10 am Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> [LABIRD-L] RCKI
11/13/17 6:14 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Dark-eyed Juncos in central Louisiana
11/13/17 5:28 am Jeffrey W. Harris <jwharris30...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11/13/17 5:24 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11/13/17 5:15 am John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11/12/17 8:37 pm Charles Lyon <lyon5516...> [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle 11-11-17
11/12/17 6:00 pm Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Birding trip to St. Bernard - Sat., Nov. 18th
11/12/17 12:53 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Black-and-White Warbler, Claiborne Parish
11/12/17 10:51 am Suzanne Laird <slaird8720...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Juvenile Brown Booby at Poverty Point Reservoir SP
11/12/17 10:33 am William Matthews <willie_lilly...> [LABIRD-L] Juvenile Brown Booby at Poverty Point Reservoir SP
11/12/17 9:56 am James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] For eBird users: the Details box
 
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Date: 12/12/17 12:53 pm
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] jaegars off east Jetty
There are a couple of fishing boats that are working from East Jetty to broussard's beach. They are pretty close to Shore and I've seen at least three different Jaeger's. One Palm one parasitic and likely a second Palm.

Thanks

Jim Holmes
 

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Date: 12/12/17 7:19 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] N. Parula, Winter Wren on property
I knew the morning property bird walk was going to be good when a Winter
Wren's call alerted me to its presence. Then a Red-tailed Hawk came zooming
through the trees, maybe going after one of those pesky squirrels. As I
walked on, I found myself in one of those small bird mixed flocks with GC
and RC Kinglets, C. Chickadees, OC Warbler, YR Warbler, and BH Vireo.
Another bird high in oaks caught my attention with the bright yellow throat
and upper belly. After studying it a few minutes, I concluded it was a N.
Parula. I looked it up at home and it best matched a first fall female. No
photos--even if I had a camera with me, I'm not sure I could have captured
an image with its constant flitting around up high.
Roselie Overby
Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41033293

 

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Date: 12/12/17 7:05 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Harris's Hawk at Welsh landfill
The Harris's hawk is currently at the Welsh landfill. It is visible from the public Road on the east side of the landfill. It is hunting from the pipes where the trash is actively being worked.

I also had a short-eared owl just at first light at the intersection of Highway 99 and 380 south of Welsh. I also saw the Say's Phoebe at the fire station at the intersection of West niblett Road and Highway 99.

Thanks

Jim Holmes
Sacramento, CA
 

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Date: 12/12/17 6:44 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Welsh landfill Harris's Hawk question
Are you able to go inside the complex or do you just bird from the road outside the fence? Is the bird mainly seen from the road outside the fence?

Thanks

Jim Holmes
 

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Date: 12/11/17 6:41 pm
From: Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lucifer Hummingbird
On December 8 during the snow event, a new hummingbird showed up at my place in New Iberia, LA. I noticed that it appeared to be a female-type with a long, black decurved bill. I photographed it in the dim light and obtained several adequate images. This bird was about the size of a Rufous Hummingbird. My first thoughts were that it resembled a Lucifer Hummingbird. I needed serious help on this one. The photos were distributed to several hummingbird authorities and the consensus was that it was a female Lucifer Hummingbird. Unfortunately, the bird was a one day wonder (December 8). It has not been seen since. For those that may want to read my report to the Louisiana Bird Record Committee (LBRC) and view images of the hummer, go to the LOS website, click on “LBRC”, click on "view pending reports", click on 2017, go to the very bottom of the page and you will see Lucifer Hummingbird. Click on the “bird’s name” and you will see the report. Click on "yes" for the photographs.


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New Iberia, LA 70560
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Date: 12/11/17 12:14 pm
From: joan garvey <joanmgarvey1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Pair of Bald Eagles
I stopped by Pontchartrain Park and was fortunate to see one adult eagle fly in and exchange places with another one on the nest. So cool!

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 12/10/17 11:46 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] [EXTERNAL] [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated Flycatcher in City Park
Yes, Jon/LABIRD. That is the location where Claire and I saw one last year
or 2 years ago.

On Dec 10, 2017 1:41 PM, "Wise, Jon" <Wise...> wrote:

> Isn't this a spot (or very close) where an Ash-throated has been seen over
> the past several winters?
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Dec 10, 2017, at 1:39 PM, Elizabeth Wiggins <macbethie...><mailto:
> <macbethie...>> wrote:
>
> This Message originated outside of Chaffe McCall's system.
>
> This morning, around 10:10 am, I found one of the Ash-throated Flycatchers
> Ed Wallace reported on yesterday, or perhaps a third one he didn't see. The
> birds Ed saw had tails but the one I saw and photographed this morning was
> missing its tail. It did vocalize in response to my playback of its call. I
> found it, as he reported, in the Cypress Woods between Marconi and the
> levee/floodwall, just south of Robert E Lee Blvd. I turned onto the gravel
> road going from Marconi toward the levee/floodwall and parked at the end of
> the road. I walked south toward Filmore Ave for a few hundred feet but
> didn't find the bird until I was nearly back at my car. I only saw one
> bird. I have some pics at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/
> bethies_shots/albums/72157690810210745<https://www.
> flickr.com/photos/bethies_shots/albums/72157690810210745> <
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethies_shots/albums/72157690810210745<
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethies_shots/albums/72157690810210745>>
>
> Thanks to Ed for his post and for directing me to the Cypress Woods.
>
> Beth Wiggins
> Metairie, LA
>
>
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Date: 12/10/17 11:41 am
From: Wise, Jon <Wise...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] [EXTERNAL] [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated Flycatcher in City Park
Isn't this a spot (or very close) where an Ash-throated has been seen over the past several winters?

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 10, 2017, at 1:39 PM, Elizabeth Wiggins <macbethie...><mailto:<macbethie...>> wrote:

This Message originated outside of Chaffe McCall's system.

This morning, around 10:10 am, I found one of the Ash-throated Flycatchers Ed Wallace reported on yesterday, or perhaps a third one he didn't see. The birds Ed saw had tails but the one I saw and photographed this morning was missing its tail. It did vocalize in response to my playback of its call. I found it, as he reported, in the Cypress Woods between Marconi and the levee/floodwall, just south of Robert E Lee Blvd. I turned onto the gravel road going from Marconi toward the levee/floodwall and parked at the end of the road. I walked south toward Filmore Ave for a few hundred feet but didn't find the bird until I was nearly back at my car. I only saw one bird. I have some pics at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethies_shots/albums/72157690810210745<https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethies_shots/albums/72157690810210745> <https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethies_shots/albums/72157690810210745<https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethies_shots/albums/72157690810210745>>

Thanks to Ed for his post and for directing me to the Cypress Woods.

Beth Wiggins
Metairie, LA


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Date: 12/10/17 11:39 am
From: Elizabeth Wiggins <macbethie...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated Flycatcher in City Park
This morning, around 10:10 am, I found one of the Ash-throated Flycatchers Ed Wallace reported on yesterday, or perhaps a third one he didn’t see. The birds Ed saw had tails but the one I saw and photographed this morning was missing its tail. It did vocalize in response to my playback of its call. I found it, as he reported, in the Cypress Woods between Marconi and the levee/floodwall, just south of Robert E Lee Blvd. I turned onto the gravel road going from Marconi toward the levee/floodwall and parked at the end of the road. I walked south toward Filmore Ave for a few hundred feet but didn’t find the bird until I was nearly back at my car. I only saw one bird. I have some pics at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethies_shots/albums/72157690810210745 <https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethies_shots/albums/72157690810210745>

Thanks to Ed for his post and for directing me to the Cypress Woods.

Beth Wiggins
Metairie, LA
 

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Date: 12/10/17 9:21 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Carolina Wren Note
​I just observed a pair of Carolina Wrens trying to dismember a tiny, dead
lizard. Could not determine the lizard's species and the wrens flew off
with their find.

I would imagine that the cold weather makes the reptiles easy prey!​

​Nan
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Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
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Date: 12/9/17 7:40 am
From: Ed Wallace <mottledduck...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Ash-throated flycatcher in New Orleans City Park
Earlier this morning I found one and possibly two Ash-throated Flycatchers. They were in the Cypress Woods on Marconi along the driveway where you can park - close to Marconi.

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Date: 12/8/17 2:39 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Long-tailed Duck and Red-bellied Mergansers at Kincaid Lake, Rapides Parish, LA
Very cool! Haven't seen a Long-tailed duck in a few years.
Snowed like crazy here all day. Looks like about 4 " or so with a lot of
broken limbs and branches and no power since noon.
Sitting by the warm fireplace. We may be camping out in the living room
tonight!
Hope you and Judy are well.

On Dec 8, 2017 4:26 PM, "Jay V Huner" <jvh0660...> wrote:

I went to Kincaid Lake this morning looking for goldeneyes and scoters. Had
to settle for a Long-tailed Duck and a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers. The
ducks were found at the east end of the dam - Long-tailed Duck - and the
west end of the dam - mergansers. Duck season is closed until next the
16th. No Eared Grebes or other rare grebes.

Sort of nice to walk the dam in the patchy snow. Hope the ebird link,
below, doesn't fritz up LABIRD.

Jay Huner




http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40977787
 

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Date: 12/8/17 2:26 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Long-tailed Duck and Red-bellied Mergansers at Kincaid Lake, Rapides Parish, LA
I went to Kincaid Lake this morning looking for goldeneyes and scoters. Had to settle for a Long-tailed Duck and a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers. The ducks were found at the east end of the dam - Long-tailed Duck - and the west end of the dam - mergansers. Duck season is closed until next the 16th. No Eared Grebes or other rare grebes.

Sort of nice to walk the dam in the patchy snow. Hope the ebird link, below, doesn't fritz up LABIRD.

Jay Huner




http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40977787
 

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Date: 12/8/17 11:13 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] CANCELLED: tomorrow's birding trip to Bonnet Carre Spillway
Due to weather and road-related concerns, we are cancelling the birding
trip tomorrow (Sat., Dec. 9th) to the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Orleans Audubon Society
 

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Date: 12/7/17 3:28 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] ebird Illustrated Seasonal Checklists - Will Wonders Never Cease?
Friends,

I do use ebird as anyone who checks recent visits, numbers of species, and numbers of lists surely knows. I am not much of a photographer but I do submit images.

I don't read the updates sent by Cornell about ebird. So, I did not know that ebird includes Illustrated Checklists for Hot Spots. Found this out thanks to a note from Dr. Remsen. One goes to Hot Spots, enters the Hot Spot, and then selects the Illustrated Checklist option. Voila, one has a nice seasonal checklist with images that have been submitted with reports.

In trying to figure out how if this extended to personal spots, I discovered that there are county illustrated seasonal checklists and state illustrated seasonal checklists! But, this doesn't, apparently extend, to personal spots.

Now, I don't know what the protocol is for selection of images. I am guessing that the first image submitted for a species - Hot Spot, County, and State - is the one that appears. But, I did figure out that images submitted for a personal spot, will be used in the County and State lists if there is no image at that location.

I don't know when the illustrated seasonal checklist option began, I sort of think within the past year because I have submitted images in the past that don't appear on Hot Spot and County illustrated checklist BUT, you can submit images where the statement "image needed" appears.

Good Birding,

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 12/7/17 8:31 am
From: Chris Johnston <cmjohnston...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle - W Esplande & Homestead Ave
I'm typing this in the Lakeshore Library Parking lot. As I was headed here
I noticed a very large bird perched at the top of one of the powerlines
along the west esplanade canal. I was driving rather quickly, and the
lighting was poor, so wasn’t 100% sure what it was, but as I got closer I
realized it was a bald eagle. I guess they’re hunting for carp in the
canal. About another 50 yards down the road I saw an Osprey circling over
the same canal.


Chris Johnston
--
Chris Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 12/6/17 7:27 pm
From: Melvin Weber <mweber...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron
Robby and I did Cameron today 12-6-17. Because it rained all day and got colder as the day went on, I am sure we missed a lot of good stuff. We did get a few mentionable so I thought you may be interested. In the town of Cameron (east side) there was a Wood Stork feeding in the ditch on the side of the main road. A little further east at the blinking light road we had a Cave Swallow working the road side edges. Holly Beach west along the beach we managed two White-tailed Kites. Very little on the beach. At Peveto we had a Broad-winged Hawk. Very few birds in all the woods but we managed to find several Pine Warblers at Rutherford woods and a Vermillion at Willow Island. Several Blue Birds were on Cedar Street at the pond. The most interesting bird however was a small crow that flew over Rutherford woods going east in the rain. Probably a Fish Crow but who knows.
 

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Date: 12/6/17 4:56 pm
From: John Whittle <000000acdbc01b4f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Harris Hawk seen at Jefferson Davis landfill Decmber 6
The Harris Hawk was present at the Jefferson Davis landfill today (Dec 6) from 09:45 to 12:00 at least. It was perched on top of the metal framework at the highest point of the landfill between the two entrances, as seen from Landfill Road, Jefferson Davis Parish. It perched on top of one of the gas gathering well heads for a period around 11:30 when it was then near enough for distant but diagnostic photos.

The eBird checklist and photos will be posted later this evening sometime.

John A. Whittle
Nederland, Texas
 

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Date: 12/6/17 12:48 pm
From: David Cagnolatti <dcagnolatti...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Speaker needed
The Gonzales Garden Club is looking for a speaker to talk about attracting hummingbirds to back yard habitats. The talk is scheduled at the Gonzales Library, February 27, 2018.

I’ve been a speaker for this group and can vouch that the homemade desserts alone make this speaking engagement worth the effort. If interested please contact me off list at <dcagnolatti...>

Dave Cagnolatti

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 12/5/17 11:56 am
From: John Romano <birderjuan...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Harris Hawk - could not locate Tuesday Dec 5
upon returning to Lafayette area today from Austin Tx via Galveston,
thought I would go to Landfill road. Based on some of the e-mails that I
read, I scoped the area both north and south of the landfill entrance from
about 8:45 to 9:45 AM and then the west side of the landfill from Oil Field
Rd for another 45 minutes or so and also drove around the area. Either I
don't know how to look for the hawk or it is no longer present, or I just
plane missed it.

All not lost though, because on Monday afternoon in the drizzle, myself and
2 Galveston area birders found the Tamaulipas Crow on Galveston's East end
that Erik Johnson had given us a heads up on. Got photos and one of the
Galveston birders got a recording as we were fortunate that it vocalized a
few time with series of 3 froglike croaks.

John Romano
Breaux Bridge / Opelousas
 

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Date: 12/5/17 9:39 am
From: David J. L'Hoste <lhoste...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS NEWS - Winter 2018 issue online now
http://www.losbird.org/news/1712_243_news.pdf

--
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New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
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http://DJLphoto.com
 

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Date: 12/5/17 6:00 am
From: Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Kincaid Lake Bald Eagle nest cam
Immature eagle (head and tail going white) was in the nest from about 0716 to about 0749 this morning, picking at food remains, arranging sticks, and just looking around.




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Date: 12/4/17 5:49 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Birding the Bonnet Carre Spillway - Sat., Dec. 9
*Orleans Audubon Society Birding Trips**Bonnet Carre Spillway* (half day)
*Date:* Saturday, December 9
*Time:* 8:00 a.m.
*Location:* Meet at the Norco Boat Launch. Take Airline Hwy (US 61) west,
turn right onto the east Spillway levee, and turn left down to the boat
launch. May need rubber boots
*Leader:* Chris Brantley (504) 234-4560

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.

http://www.jjaudubon.net
 

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Date: 12/4/17 4:27 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Winter hummers in Marrero
Ok, so our hummingbird tally is way higher than we thought...as of
yesterday, we have 6 individuals; 4 Black-chinned (3 females and 1 immature
male) and 2 Ruby-throated (1 female and 1 immature male). Nancy Newfield
came by and we were able to capture and band 2 adult female BCHUs and both
RTHUs. Thanks to Nancy for coming by, it's always fun! -jz

--
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City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
2100 Leon C. Simon Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122
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Date: 12/4/17 12:22 am
From: Charles Lyon <lyon5516...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cross Lake 12-3-17 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Franklin's Gulls, and others
LA-birders,

Below is the ebird list of the birds seen on Cross Lake Sunday afternoon during my boat survey with Jeff Trahan.
One gains a different perspective of the birds when observing them in their world via the boat. Ive embedded a number
of photos for those interested. The adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, and late Franklins Gulls were the rarest of the bunch,
but all of the birds were the highlights.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40894361

Charlie Lyon
Shreveport, LA
 

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Date: 12/2/17 5:57 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Chalmette Battlefield-- using Hotspots
Labird:

I have seen a number of recent posts about the re-found Brown-crested Flycatcher at Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery. Almost all of them have been posted to personal locations.

One of the real services that eBird can provide is that it allows land managers, almost none of who are birders or ornithologists, to readily access data about birds utilizing the land they manage-data provided by us: birders. They can create checklists, see charts of seasonal occurrence, actually make management decisions based upon reliable bird occurrence data.

But they can only do that if we put the data into a useful place. Personal locations inside public land areas, like the Chalmette Battlefield, contribute nothing.

There was a Hotspot for "Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve-Chalmette Battlefield", centered on the VC. Apparently this looked too far away, though the habitat and ownership/management is all contiguous. I have changed the name to Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery (Jean Lafitte NHP and Pres) and moved the location to nearer the middle of the property. There is no scientific need to be more precise than that Hotspot-it is a field surrounded by small strips of woods and parkland on the Mississippi River, with a borrow pit visible next door.

Please, as long as your data was collected from within the NPS property, merge your personal locations with the Hotspot.

Thank you.

David Muth
New Orleans
 

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Date: 12/2/17 2:54 pm
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lake Providence in E. Carroll Parish
I took some time this afternoon to check out Lake Providence beside US Hwy
65 in case a wandering Brown Booby was there. No luck on the Booby and not
much else there besides DC Cormorants. I scoped all the gulls that I could
see and all were Ring-bills. I considered the lovely male Hooded Merganser
to be the best bird.

I also took a drive on the only open part of the levee at the end of town.
It has been very dry, so there was little in the backwater areas visible
from the levee. Water was being pumped into the duck area which had mainly
Mallards and a few Gadwalls. An Osprey took off just as I topped the levee.

Links to the short counts are below.

Roselie Overby

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40867200

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40866975
 

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Date: 12/1/17 10:02 pm
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Two Black Rails Friday night
Photo at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bfPCnS1cXWL9GkVB2

A TWO BLACK RAIL NIGHT !!

What an amazing night !!! The Black Rail volunteers started out by
capturing a Yellow Rail. While banding and gathering data on the Yellow
Rail two, possibly three Black Rails vocalized approximately thirty feet
away. We were shocked and our hearts were pounding. We immediately set out
for the Black Rails. A few minutes later a Black Rail flushed and was
captured with the net (pictured). We gathered the data and set out for
another. Lo and behold jus...t minutes later a second Black Rail flushed
and made a run for it. He managed to elude the capture net then disappeared
like Harry Houdini in the marsh grass. "It don't get any better than this!"
and a great time was had by all.

If you are interested in volunteering for a Black Rail Walk email Justin
Lehman, <jlehman...>

A special thanks to Erik Johnson for developing this program for the
Audubon Society and for Justin Lehman leading the Black Rail Walk with the
volunteers tonight.
 

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Date: 12/1/17 12:06 pm
From: Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Intracoastal Canal Bridge area, Hwy 319 (restricted access), Dec 1, 2017
LaBirders,

This morning while birding various habitats near Weeks Island, LA I came
across three Great Kiskadees perched on branches in the same tree. I also
found two Bell's Vireos not far from the kiskadees. It was a nice day to be
out and the birds were active.

Mike

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40844020

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



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

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Date: 12/1/17 11:26 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
One thing is sure. Cameron wants an LNG plant for the economic development. Two plants are planned. It is doubtful if one, much less two, would be viable! If there has to be a plant, the one farther inland would have less impact on wildlife and fisheries resources.

The proposed plant at the mouth of the river will destroy a viable but modified river delta. How can that be mitigated?!

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 1, 2017, at 12:52 PM, Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> wrote:
>
> LAbird,
>
> For anyone interested in looking through documents associated with this project, (including wetland delineations, maps, etc.) they can be accessed through the SONRIS DNR site, here at this link:
> http://sonlite.dnr.state.la.us/sundown/cart_prod/pkg_crm00100_forms.cart_menu?pcup_num=P20160249
>
> Clicking on "view comments" will bring you to this link, showing several of the agency's input to the permit application process.
> http://sonlite.dnr.state.la.us/sundown/cart_prod/cart_crm_view_cmnt?pcup_num=P20160249&pauthorization=N&psort=2
>
> Thank you to Angela for flagging this for the list serve. I appreciate LDWF's Natural Heritage Program's comments in opposition to the issuance of a permit, and anyone else who will or has submitted concerns about impacts to wildlife. This will impact one of the best Snowy Plover wintering sites probably in the state, dozens of breeding territories of Wilson's Plovers, a multi-million dollar beach restoration project, the movement and foraging corridor of Brown Pelicans and Reddish Egrets that nest on Rabbit Island, Critical Wintering Habitat (USFWS Unit LA-1) for Piping Plovers, what we're learning appears to be breeding and wintering Black Rail habitat, and so on and so forth.
>
> Cheers,
> Erik Johnson
> Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Louisiana
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Jay V Huner
> Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:27 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
>
> Friends,
>
> There is such a thing as proper legal notice and it appears that response to this project may be limited because of "slight of hand". However, I suggest that this information be posted on LABIRD Facebook. This could generate a lot of comment, probably critical and negative, that can reach the Corps and other authorities.
>
> I would most sincerely hope that the Louisiana Ornithological Society will immediately contact the Corps about this matter, using Fed Express, overnight mail. The LOS budget surely has enough money to cover the $10-15 fee.
>
> I am planning to send a letter to the Corps complaining about 1) the obvious effort to reduce comment by the timing of public notice and 2) the obvious omissions that impact wildlife and public access. I will send copies to my US Congressman and to my two US Senators. Will this do any good? Who knows but it will surely do more than doing nothing!
>
> The mouth of the Calcasieu River/Ship Channel is an important habitat for all manner of creatures. I don't think that there is anyway to mitigate the damage to the unique habitat. But, as I appreciate the matter, little if anything is being presented about mitigation. I know Cameron, the community and the parish, needs economic development. But, at what cost to the environment? On the surface, the project proposed farther north along the Ship Channel likely will not have the devastating impact of the one at the mouth of the Ship Channel. And, there doesn't appear to be a market for the product from two plants and, perhaps, even one plant!
>
> Jay Huner
>
> PS - Some may favor the project as described. Bless you and I encourage you to share your opinions to counter mine.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Muth" <MuthD...>
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:59:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
>
> Labird:
>
>
>
> Anyone having trouble accessing the website can try this (I hope I shrunk it enough):
>
>
>
> http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843
>
>
>
> or in a pinch email me off list to muthd at nwf.org and I will forward the .pdf.
>
>
>
> The procedures for Public Notice are set out by statute and regulation, summarized here:
>
>
>
> http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Portals/64/docs/regulatory/Permitting/PermittingProcessInformation.pdf
>
>
>
> One thing you can do so as not to be caught unawares by these public notices is to request to be put on the public mailing list. As I recall you can specify what parishes you are interested in..
>
>
>
> If you choose to send in comments, I suggest that you
>
>
>
> 1) Request an extension of the comment period;
>
> 2) Request a Public Hearing;
>
> 3) Request that the Corps prepare Environmental Impact Statement before it issues a permit.
>
>
>
> I am a little mystified by the failure of the applicant to request a Coastal Use Permit from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources since I will be quite surprised if none is required.
>
>
>
> David Muth
>
> New Orleans
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Mac Myers
> Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:27 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
>
>
>
> All,
>
>
>
> Somebody contacted me off-list that he was having trouble with the link. I provided him with this, and it worked for him. so, if anybody else is having trouble linking to the site, try this:
>
> http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/
>
> publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843
>
>
>
> It may well be no coincidence that the notice was released (13 November) right before the holiday season thereby increasing the likelihood it would be overlooked by interested citizens, or that it might not be seen until too late to comment within the 20 day period. That is our situation now. As I read it, a letter would have to be in the mail by today or tomorrow to have much chance of getting to them by deadline. The notice does not make it clear whether one can comment by email. Probably not; that would make it too easy. Also, note that the feds and the state bureaucrats probably don't work on Saturday. So, maybe they can use that to disqualify comments arriving Saturday. I have already written to both the feds and the state--for all the good it will do. The fix is probably in. And people wonder why most sane people loathe and despise, or at least don't trust, the government--local, parish/county,state, or federal!!!! Of course, this is is not meant to apply to our friends and colleagues, the boots on the ground men and women working for LDWF, USFWS, etc.
>
>
>
> Mac
 

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Date: 12/1/17 10:52 am
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
LAbird,

For anyone interested in looking through documents associated with this project, (including wetland delineations, maps, etc.) they can be accessed through the SONRIS DNR site, here at this link:
http://sonlite.dnr.state.la.us/sundown/cart_prod/pkg_crm00100_forms.cart_menu?pcup_num=P20160249

Clicking on "view comments" will bring you to this link, showing several of the agency's input to the permit application process.
http://sonlite.dnr.state.la.us/sundown/cart_prod/cart_crm_view_cmnt?pcup_num=P20160249&pauthorization=N&psort=2

Thank you to Angela for flagging this for the list serve. I appreciate LDWF's Natural Heritage Program's comments in opposition to the issuance of a permit, and anyone else who will or has submitted concerns about impacts to wildlife. This will impact one of the best Snowy Plover wintering sites probably in the state, dozens of breeding territories of Wilson's Plovers, a multi-million dollar beach restoration project, the movement and foraging corridor of Brown Pelicans and Reddish Egrets that nest on Rabbit Island, Critical Wintering Habitat (USFWS Unit LA-1) for Piping Plovers, what we're learning appears to be breeding and wintering Black Rail habitat, and so on and so forth.

Cheers,
Erik Johnson
Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Louisiana



-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Jay V Huner
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:27 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project

Friends,

There is such a thing as proper legal notice and it appears that response to this project may be limited because of "slight of hand". However, I suggest that this information be posted on LABIRD Facebook. This could generate a lot of comment, probably critical and negative, that can reach the Corps and other authorities.

I would most sincerely hope that the Louisiana Ornithological Society will immediately contact the Corps about this matter, using Fed Express, overnight mail. The LOS budget surely has enough money to cover the $10-15 fee.

I am planning to send a letter to the Corps complaining about 1) the obvious effort to reduce comment by the timing of public notice and 2) the obvious omissions that impact wildlife and public access. I will send copies to my US Congressman and to my two US Senators. Will this do any good? Who knows but it will surely do more than doing nothing!

The mouth of the Calcasieu River/Ship Channel is an important habitat for all manner of creatures. I don't think that there is anyway to mitigate the damage to the unique habitat. But, as I appreciate the matter, little if anything is being presented about mitigation. I know Cameron, the community and the parish, needs economic development. But, at what cost to the environment? On the surface, the project proposed farther north along the Ship Channel likely will not have the devastating impact of the one at the mouth of the Ship Channel. And, there doesn't appear to be a market for the product from two plants and, perhaps, even one plant!

Jay Huner

PS - Some may favor the project as described. Bless you and I encourage you to share your opinions to counter mine.



----- Original Message -----
From: "David Muth" <MuthD...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:59:30 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project

Labird:



Anyone having trouble accessing the website can try this (I hope I shrunk it enough):



http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843



or in a pinch email me off list to muthd at nwf.org and I will forward the .pdf.



The procedures for Public Notice are set out by statute and regulation, summarized here:



http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Portals/64/docs/regulatory/Permitting/PermittingProcessInformation.pdf



One thing you can do so as not to be caught unawares by these public notices is to request to be put on the public mailing list. As I recall you can specify what parishes you are interested in..



If you choose to send in comments, I suggest that you



1) Request an extension of the comment period;

2) Request a Public Hearing;

3) Request that the Corps prepare Environmental Impact Statement before it issues a permit.



I am a little mystified by the failure of the applicant to request a Coastal Use Permit from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources since I will be quite surprised if none is required.



David Muth

New Orleans





-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Mac Myers
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:27 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project



All,



Somebody contacted me off-list that he was having trouble with the link. I provided him with this, and it worked for him. so, if anybody else is having trouble linking to the site, try this:

http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/

publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843



It may well be no coincidence that the notice was released (13 November) right before the holiday season thereby increasing the likelihood it would be overlooked by interested citizens, or that it might not be seen until too late to comment within the 20 day period. That is our situation now. As I read it, a letter would have to be in the mail by today or tomorrow to have much chance of getting to them by deadline. The notice does not make it clear whether one can comment by email. Probably not; that would make it too easy. Also, note that the feds and the state bureaucrats probably don't work on Saturday. So, maybe they can use that to disqualify comments arriving Saturday. I have already written to both the feds and the state--for all the good it will do. The fix is probably in. And people wonder why most sane people loathe and despise, or at least don't trust, the government--local, parish/county,state, or federal!!!! Of course, this is is not meant to apply to our friends and colleagues, the boots on the ground men and women working for LDWF, USFWS, etc.



Mac
 

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Date: 11/30/17 1:11 pm
From: Mark Meunier <memeunier...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Group of 15 Cara Cara
Just saw a group of 15 Caracara feeding on discarded Pheasant carcasses on Faul Road near the Welch dump. Harris Hawk still present.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/30/17 12:27 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
Friends,

There is such a thing as proper legal notice and it appears that response to this project may be limited because of "slight of hand". However, I suggest that this information be posted on LABIRD Facebook. This could generate a lot of comment, probably critical and negative, that can reach the Corps and other authorities.

I would most sincerely hope that the Louisiana Ornithological Society will immediately contact the Corps about this matter, using Fed Express, overnight mail. The LOS budget surely has enough money to cover the $10-15 fee.

I am planning to send a letter to the Corps complaining about 1) the obvious effort to reduce comment by the timing of public notice and 2) the obvious omissions that impact wildlife and public access. I will send copies to my US Congressman and to my two US Senators. Will this do any good? Who knows but it will surely do more than doing nothing!

The mouth of the Calcasieu River/Ship Channel is an important habitat for all manner of creatures. I don't think that there is anyway to mitigate the damage to the unique habitat. But, as I appreciate the matter, little if anything is being presented about mitigation. I know Cameron, the community and the parish, needs economic development. But, at what cost to the environment? On the surface, the project proposed farther north along the Ship Channel likely will not have the devastating impact of the one at the mouth of the Ship Channel. And, there doesn't appear to be a market for the product from two plants and, perhaps, even one plant!

Jay Huner

PS - Some may favor the project as described. Bless you and I encourage you to share your opinions to counter mine.



----- Original Message -----
From: "David Muth" <MuthD...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:59:30 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project

Labird:



Anyone having trouble accessing the website can try this (I hope I shrunk it enough):



http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843



or in a pinch email me off list to muthd at nwf.org and I will forward the .pdf.



The procedures for Public Notice are set out by statute and regulation, summarized here:



http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Portals/64/docs/regulatory/Permitting/PermittingProcessInformation.pdf



One thing you can do so as not to be caught unawares by these public notices is to request to be put on the public mailing list. As I recall you can specify what parishes you are interested in..



If you choose to send in comments, I suggest that you



1) Request an extension of the comment period;

2) Request a Public Hearing;

3) Request that the Corps prepare Environmental Impact Statement before it issues a permit.



I am a little mystified by the failure of the applicant to request a Coastal Use Permit from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources since I will be quite surprised if none is required.



David Muth

New Orleans





-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Mac Myers
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:27 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project



All,



Somebody contacted me off-list that he was having trouble with the link. I provided him with this, and it worked for him. so, if anybody else is having trouble linking to the site, try this:

http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/

publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843



It may well be no coincidence that the notice was released (13 November) right before the holiday season thereby increasing the likelihood it would be overlooked by interested citizens, or that it might not be seen until too late to comment within the 20 day period. That is our situation now. As I read it, a letter would have to be in the mail by today or tomorrow to have much chance of getting to them by deadline. The notice does not make it clear whether one can comment by email. Probably not; that would make it too easy. Also, note that the feds and the state bureaucrats probably don't work on Saturday. So, maybe they can use that to disqualify comments arriving Saturday. I have already written to both the feds and the state--for all the good it will do. The fix is probably in. And people wonder why most sane people loathe and despise, or at least don't trust, the government--local, parish/county,state, or federal!!!! Of course, this is is not meant to apply to our friends and colleagues, the boots on the ground men and women working for LDWF, USFWS, etc.



Mac
 

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Date: 11/30/17 12:01 pm
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Tensas CBC - Dec 16
LAbird,

Last year, Andrew Morang re-initiated the Tensas CBC, and has scheduled the count for Dec 16 this year.

As many of you know, Tensas NWR is an amazing place with beautiful forests and wetlands, with great potential for a variety and abundance of birds. If you would like to join, please contact Andrew (moranga AT bellsouth.net) and he will connect you with maps and access permissions.

Cheers,
Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
Ejohnson AT Audubon.org
 

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Date: 11/30/17 11:59 am
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
Labird:



Anyone having trouble accessing the website can try this (I hope I shrunk it enough):



http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843



or in a pinch email me off list to muthd at nwf.org and I will forward the .pdf.



The procedures for Public Notice are set out by statute and regulation, summarized here:



http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Portals/64/docs/regulatory/Permitting/PermittingProcessInformation.pdf



One thing you can do so as not to be caught unawares by these public notices is to request to be put on the public mailing list. As I recall you can specify what parishes you are interested in..



If you choose to send in comments, I suggest that you



1) Request an extension of the comment period;

2) Request a Public Hearing;

3) Request that the Corps prepare Environmental Impact Statement before it issues a permit.



I am a little mystified by the failure of the applicant to request a Coastal Use Permit from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources since I will be quite surprised if none is required.



David Muth

New Orleans





-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Mac Myers
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:27 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project



All,



Somebody contacted me off-list that he was having trouble with the link. I provided him with this, and it worked for him. so, if anybody else is having trouble linking to the site, try this:

http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/

publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843



It may well be no coincidence that the notice was released (13 November) right before the holiday season thereby increasing the likelihood it would be overlooked by interested citizens, or that it might not be seen until too late to comment within the 20 day period. That is our situation now. As I read it, a letter would have to be in the mail by today or tomorrow to have much chance of getting to them by deadline. The notice does not make it clear whether one can comment by email. Probably not; that would make it too easy. Also, note that the feds and the state bureaucrats probably don't work on Saturday. So, maybe they can use that to disqualify comments arriving Saturday. I have already written to both the feds and the state--for all the good it will do. The fix is probably in. And people wonder why most sane people loathe and despise, or at least don't trust, the government--local, parish/county,state, or federal!!!! Of course, this is is not meant to apply to our friends and colleagues, the boots on the ground men and women working for LDWF, USFWS, etc.



Mac


 

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Date: 11/30/17 10:26 am
From: Mac Myers <budogmacm...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetty project
All,

Somebody contacted me off-list that he was having trouble with the link. I
provided him with this, and it worked for him. so, if anybody else is
having trouble linking to the site, try this:
http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/
publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843

It may well be no coincidence that the notice was released (13 November)
right before the holiday season thereby increasing the likelihood it would
be overlooked by interested citizens, or that it might not be seen until
too late to comment within the 20 day period. That is our situation now. As
I read it, a letter would have to be in the mail by today or tomorrow to
have much chance of getting to them by deadline. The notice does not make
it clear whether one can comment by email. Probably not; that would make it
too easy. Also, note that the feds and the state bureaucrats probably don't
work on Saturday. So, maybe they can use that to disqualify comments
arriving Saturday. I have already written to both the feds and the
state--for all the good it will do. The fix is probably in. And people
wonder why most sane people loathe and despise, or at least don't trust,
the government--local, parish/county,state, or federal!!!! Of course, this
is is not meant to apply to our friends and colleagues, the boots on the
ground men and women working for LDWF, USFWS, etc.

Mac
 

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Date: 11/30/17 8:02 am
From: Mac Myers <budogmacm...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: LABIRD-L
All,

Clicking the link results in an error 404. However, cutting and pasting the
entire link into the address bar will get you there. I urge everybody who
has any interest in the birds or nearshore habitat of Cameron Parish to
look at it. Essentially, according to a very quick study, it will destroy
all existing habitat on both sides of the Calcasieu River, at the areas
commonly known as East Jetty and West Jetty. The beaches, the adjoining
marsh, the berms/shell islands will all be destroyed. Not
modified--destroyed. The shallow waters lying just outside the jetties will
be dredged for docking facilities. Although the office and restrooms at
East Jetty Park will be retained (presumably for use by construction crews,
etc.), it appears the current RV park will be turned into a parking area
for dump trucks. It appears the existing fishing pier will be destroyed.

The notice does mention that the project might adversely affect two
threatened/endangered species--Piping Plover and Red Knot. No mention is
made of state level endangered/threatened/species of special concern. Just
off hand I can think of Snowy Plover, Wilson's Plover, American
Oystercatcher, Reddish Egret(?), and probably Black Rail. I have no
knowledge of other endangered/threatened organisms which might exist there.

The notice is dated 13 November 2017, and the comment period only runs for
TWENTY DAYS!! Both the state and federal comment periods run concurrently.
So, we have two or three days left to comment. Note that the state and feds
require separate comments, with different identifying numbers. Anything to
make it more difficult for the citizens! Anything to make it easier for the
scumbags to ram it down our throats! This is an outrage!

Thank you, Ms. Trahan, for bringing this to our attention.

Mac Myers

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On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Trahan, Angela <angela_trahan...>
wrote:

> LABIRD members - As many of you know, Southwest LA is gearing up for
> several major development projects associated with liquefied natural gas
> plants and other port projects, many of which include impacting some very
> popular hotspots and habitats. Here is one that is out on public notice
> that should be of interest to you.
>
> http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/
> publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843
>
 

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Date: 11/30/17 6:49 am
From: Trahan, Angela <angela_trahan...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: LABIRD-L
LABIRD members - As many of you know, Southwest LA is gearing up for
several major development projects associated with liquefied natural gas
plants and other port projects, many of which include impacting some very
popular hotspots and habitats. Here is one that is out on public notice
that should be of interest to you.

http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/
publicnotices/2016_00584_PNall.pdf?ver=2017-11-09-150527-843
 

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Date: 11/28/17 5:32 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown-crested Flycatcher
As long as we are talking St. Bernard, birders might be interested to know that the roof observation deck at the Dockville Plantation is now free and open for general visitor/birder use, during normal hours (starts 8 AM I think). It is five stories up. This is about 5 minutes downstream from Chalmette Battlefield on St. Bernard Hwy, at the majestic stand of oaks that arch over the highway. I went up there to have a brief scan around this past week, and saw 2 Osprey, 1 Bald Eagle, and 2 Redtails.


Also, of interest for whoever has Paris Rd territory on the New Orleans CBC, I had a late Least Bittern along the Orleans portion of the Paris Rd "causeway" on Nov 19. It jumped across the roadside channel while I was pulled over pointing out some waterbirds to visitors on the Great Delta Tour (a new ecotour startup in New Orleans).


PY



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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Rosemary Seidler <rseidler...>
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:50:58 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Brown-crested Flycatcher

Relocated at Chalmette Battlefield along the concrete path leading away from maintenance area.

Timing is everything. I searched unsuccessfully on Wednesday, Glenn Ousset found it on Thursday, missed it again yesterday, found it today.

Will enter it on eBird along with photo and sound recording when I get back to Shreveport tonight.

Found a Vermilion Flycatcher, Says Phoebe and a single female Yellow-headed Blackbird among the hundreds of Brown-headed Cowbirds on W Revena Rd yesterday.

Rosemary Seidler
Headed back to Shreveport

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Date: 11/28/17 4:22 pm
From: Jody Shugart <jodyshugart...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Harris' Hawk at Jefferson Davis Landfill
LABIRD,

I found the Harris's Hawk found by David Booth this morning again this
afternoon at the Jefferson Davis landfill right on Landfill Road on the
east side of the landfill. It was perched on a power pole.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40794113

--
Jody Shugart
985-237-5091 (cell)
 

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Date: 11/28/17 9:29 am
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes in Rapides Parish
Yesterday, as I was approaching Lecompte, LA going north on US 71 just before reaching the intersection with US 167 I spotted a flock of about 40 Sandhill Cranes foraging about 150 yards from the road - to the east - along a field ditch in harvested fields.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 11/28/17 4:08 am
From: Dave Patton <wdpatton...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods Sanctuary work day
Labird,
The weather looks good for the upcoming weekend and the work day at Peveto Woods. I have a tractor with auger lined up for Saturday to do the hauling and digging, so mainly need help with the planting, staking, and watering. We will be there much of the day Saturday, and some of Sunday. I have a beach house lined up for Saturday and Sunday, if you wish to stay over Saturday night. Please send a note to my email address if you plan to come. (Do not reply on LABIRD)
Thanks,
Dave Patton
<davepatton122...>

Baton Rouge Audubon
 

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Date: 11/28/17 3:57 am
From: Dave Patton <wdpatton...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Banded Double-crested Cormorant
Information on the banded Double-crested Cormorant I photographed on the Cameron Jetties last Friday, 11/24/2017.
Banded on 6/11/2010, Ft Wadsworth, Staten Island, NY, sex unknown, to young to fly, by Dr Susan Elbin.

Dave Patton
Lafayette
 

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Date: 11/27/17 2:28 pm
From: Chris Johnston <cmjohnston...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lake Pontchartrain brown booby’s
A while back I searched eBird and noticed there was an increase in Sula
leucogaster outside of its historical range. I’m wondering if anybody on
this list is aware of anyone doing research on this range expansion.

Chris Johnston
--
Chris Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/27/17 11:26 am
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] What's that Ivory-Billed Woodpecker been up to?
Readers are encouraged to Google "Project Coyote - Ivory-billed Woodpecker" to access the blog that documents the long term and continuing efforts to document Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in Louisiana. The project was initiated by the late Frank Wiley. Those familiar with the famous cartoon roadrunner will recall his nemesis was one Wiley Coyote. That is the origin of the name Project Coyote.

Current leader of Project Coyote is Mark Michaels.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane Patterson" <seejanebird...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 11:22:33 AM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] What's that Ivory-Billed Woodpecker been up to?

If you are one of the people who's curious about current status of
Ivory-billed Woodpecker sightings, here is a chance to get the latest
info. Vernon Wright has been researching credible woodpecker sightings and
there have been a remarkable number of them during the last 5 years. He is
presenting a program at the Baton Rouge Main (Goodwood) Library on Dec 6,
1:30 as part of the OLLI "All Things in Nature"" Special Interest Group.
Normally, their meetings are attended mostly by OLLI (Osher Lifelong
Learning) members, but this will be held in the large meeting room at the
library, with lots of room for other interested people. Admission is free.

--Jane Patterson
 

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Date: 11/27/17 9:22 am
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] What's that Ivory-Billed Woodpecker been up to?
If you are one of the people who's curious about current status of
Ivory-billed Woodpecker sightings, here is a chance to get the latest
info. Vernon Wright has been researching credible woodpecker sightings and
there have been a remarkable number of them during the last 5 years. He is
presenting a program at the Baton Rouge Main (Goodwood) Library on Dec 6,
1:30 as part of the OLLI "All Things in Nature"" Special Interest Group.
Normally, their meetings are attended mostly by OLLI (Osher Lifelong
Learning) members, but this will be held in the large meeting room at the
library, with lots of room for other interested people. Admission is free.

--Jane Patterson
 

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Date: 11/27/17 9:06 am
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Things to watch for this winter - Tamaulipas Crows, Harris's Hawk, crossbills, redpolls
LAbird,

Tamaulipas Crow: I just got a note from Susan Heath of Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in TX giving me a head's up about Tamaulipas Crows moving up the TX coast this winter. "Tamaulipas Crows are showing up in some odd places. There are some at the dump in Brownsville, the usual spot when they were regular but there have also been some on South Padre Island and a flock of 20 (!) was reported by a knowledgeable person from a fishing boat up by Port Aransas. Today one turned up on the east end of Galveston. I thought you might want to put out the word in Louisiana to keep an eye out for small crows making a croaking noise along Louisiana."

Harris's Hawk: One reported (inclulding photos) to Gulf Coast Bird Club's Facebook page, found yesterday by Ivan Fruge at the Welsh landfill: "off Welsh landfill road today Sunday November 26 right north of entrance to landfill". This is the 2nd "potentially wild" bird found in SW LA this fall. There are also a handful of upper TX coast, north TX, and even a NE Nebraska record this fall, all well outside of the usual range.

Red Crossbill: a banner invasion year in the NE US. Records from NW Arkansas and NE Texas already this fall.

Common Redpoll: from Jim Ingold posted to Facebook's LAbird page: "Someone on OKBRD posted a sighting of. Common Redpolls near Stillwater, OK. They have also been spotted in southern Kansas.The point of this post is this is another species to be on the lookout on CBCs."

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

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Date: 11/27/17 8:51 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Immature White-tailed Hawk - New Orleans East
NNW...gaining altitude and being mobbed by AMCRs. -jz

On Nov 27, 2017 10:48, "Steven Liffmann - Stone Source" <
<sliffmannstonesource...> wrote:

> Direction of flight?
>
> On Monday, November 27, 2017, James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> wrote:
>
>> I just had an immature White-tailed Hawk soaring over the overgrown lots
>> near the corner of Louisa and Higgins in New Orleans East. As I am
>> working, I had no opportunity to obtain a photo. Any birders in the area,
>> please keep an eye out for it. -jz
>>
>>
>
> --
> Best regards,
>
>
> Steven Liffmann
> Stone Source Int'l, Inc.
>
> Cell # 504.416.1615 <(504)%20416-1615>
>
> Sent from Gmail Mobile
>
 

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Date: 11/27/17 8:39 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Immature White-tailed Hawk - New Orleans East
I just had an immature White-tailed Hawk soaring over the overgrown lots
near the corner of Louisa and Higgins in New Orleans East. As I am
working, I had no opportunity to obtain a photo. Any birders in the area,
please keep an eye out for it. -jz
 

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Date: 11/26/17 10:51 am
From: Rosemary Seidler <rseidler...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Brown-crested Flycatcher
Relocated at Chalmette Battlefield along the concrete path leading away from maintenance area.

Timing is everything. I searched unsuccessfully on Wednesday, Glenn Ousset found it on Thursday, missed it again yesterday, found it today.

Will enter it on eBird along with photo and sound recording when I get back to Shreveport tonight.

Found a Vermilion Flycatcher, Says Phoebe and a single female Yellow-headed Blackbird among the hundreds of Brown-headed Cowbirds on W Revena Rd yesterday.

Rosemary Seidler
Headed back to Shreveport
 

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Date: 11/26/17 9:30 am
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Pine Siskin
Thought I would share the one and only Pine Siskin I have seen and
photographed today. It was hanging around at Sam Houston State Park.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Fltfqj11LYvH5rT83

Have a Good Week,
Tom
 

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Date: 11/26/17 7:28 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] New yard bird--Am Woodcock
I do a quick yard walk each morning, partly to chase one of the neighboring
relative's bird-killing cat. I managed to scare up an Am Woodcock in a
brushy area near S. Magnolia/pear/red oak trees. It flew up again, but
landed where I was able to sneak up on it and confirm my initial id of Am
Woodcock. I've seen one on the property years ago, but I think this is the
first in the yard.

New arrivals this past week include DE Junco at feeders and Orange-crowned
Warbler out on the property. I just saw a flock of 5 Inca Doves under the
back feeders--largest number in awhile.

Links to a yard count and a property count from yesterday are below.

Roselie Overby
Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40744117

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40744289
 

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Date: 11/25/17 11:11 am
From: Dave Patton <wdpatton...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron jetties and offshore jaegers
Labird,
I took my boat to the Calcasieu River in Cameron yesterday with Paul Conover. We spent 5 hours searching thru the birds along the jetties and running around offshore among the 5 or 6 shrimp boats working. It was a very good day for chasing jaegers. We jumped several from the water as we were running, and also had several buzz the gulls around the boat when we stopped to throw out popcorn. We started with Pomarine and added some Parasitic. They were always individual sightings except for one double. They did not allow close approach or looks except when they came flying through the gulls around the boat. We were able to pick a couple up as they were coming in low over the water and were ready with cameras when they hit the gulls. Winds were light creating a light chop which allowed for some good chasing. A couple of times the boat was able to run about 100 feet out from the bird at about 30 mph for 20 or 30 seconds before the jaeger decided he had enough. Looking through photos later, they all looked like different individuals. We ended up with 6 Pomarine and 4 Parasitic.
We also had 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Surf Scoter, and a pair of Am Oystercatchers. While looking though photos last night, I ran across a lucky photo of a Double-crested Cormorant with a band. It will be interesting to see if I get some info back. List with a few pictures on ebird submission:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40710324

Dave Patton
Lafayette
 

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Date: 11/24/17 5:25 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Highlights, Morehouse Parish and Poverty Point SP Res.
Gerry Click and I went to bird northern Morehouse Parish today between Mer Rouge and Jones. Lots of ag fields with duck/geese flocks all over. Unexpectedly high number of shorebirds, too.

Highlights were:

175 Dunlin over two stops.
1780 Long-billed Dowitcher over three stops (1300 at one).
245 snipe over three stops
1600 Killdeer over 6 stops (1120 at one)
2300 shorebird sp. in two stops too distant to ID, but most likely a majority of LBDO and DUNL.

16 Bald Eagles by 12:30. Had a couple others while driving and not birding.

1 Merlin.

1 Harlan's with photos.
1 Krider's.
1 calurus RTHA.
Prob at least 70 RTHA for the day but not all listed.

540 American crow at one stop.

500 American Pipit at one stop.

270 Brewer's Blackbird at two stops.

At Poverty Point SP Reservoir, we had (and videoed) a flock of about 8500 ducks. Had at least:
2000+ pintail
2000+ Gadwall
2000 + shoveler
1000 Ring-necks
400 Green-wings
100 Mallard.
Some Redhead, wigeon, bufflehad mixed in.
Had another 545 Mallard separately.

John Dillon
Athens, LA

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/23/17 9:55 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Birding Fontainebleau State Park on Sat., Dec. 2
*Orleans Audubon Monthly Birding TripsFontainebleau State Park*, east of
Mandeville on Hwy 190 (half day)
*Date:* Saturday, December 2
*Time:* 8:00 a.m.
*Location:* Meet at the large parking lot closest to the lake. $2.00
entrance fee required.
*Leader:* Tom Trenchard (504) 884-2009

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: 11/22/17 12:38 pm
From: Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Kincaid Lake Bald Eagle cam
tiny.cc/knfeagle<http://tiny.cc/knfeagle>

Above is a link that should take you to a youtube livestream of a bald eagle nest at Kincaid Lake in Rapides Parish. We (Kisatchie National Forest personnel) first installed cameras over this nest in 2013 but the cameras were fairly low quality and the technology used to get the live stream on the internet was less than optimal. That technology went from less than optimal to even less so to non-functional and the eagles abandoned the nest which soon deteriorated and then fell out of the tree completely. The eagles rebuilt the nest and we overhauled the camera system this year, installing a stationary camera pointing directly at the nest from above as well as a pan/tilt/zoom (ptz) camera which we could manipulate remotely and see the eagles perched on branches near the nest with the lake in the background. Unfortunately, the ptz camera quit working for some unknown reason and we won't be able to fix or replace it until after the breeding season this coming summer. The other camera is still working and we have recently added audio to the system. This pair has laid eggs fairly late in the season in the past so right now you usually won't see anything in the nest although the birds sometimes land in the nest in the morning. Recently, one of the pair brought a coot on one occasion and a carp on another to eat in the nest. Often, you can hear the eagles vocalizing as well as other forest birds, squirrels, insects, human voices from hikers and bikers using the trail that passes by the nest, the occasional shot from a duck hunter on the lake, etc. For some reason, we can't access the feed on our government computers using internet explorer - we have to use Google Chrome. But we are able to access it using internet explorer on our home computers and smartphones. If you have trouble accessing the feed, please let me know and we'll try to troubleshoot.

Steve Shively
Wildlife Biologist
Kisatchie National Forest Service
Calcasieu Ranger District




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Date: 11/22/17 7:53 am
From: jftrahan <jftrahan...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Vacation
Hello,


 I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about my trip, because it was impromptu. I had to be in Manila, Philippines for a program. The program was successful, but my journey has turned sour. I misplaced my wallet and cell phone on my way back to the hotel I lodge in after I went for sight seeing. The wallet contained all the valuables I had. Now, my passport is in custody of the hotel management pending when I make payment. I am sorry if I'm inconveniencing you. I will be indeed very grateful if I can get a loan from you ($1,750). This will enable me sort my hotel bills and get myself back home. I promise to refund it. Please, let me know soonest.

Jeffrey
 

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Date: 11/22/17 5:52 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] two merganser morning (yard)
After adding Pine Siskin to our yard list yesterday morning, I added Hooded
Merganser (pair) and Red-breasted Merganser (hen) this morning for yard
birds #136 & 137. -jz

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

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Date: 11/21/17 2:18 pm
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Lafayette, New Iberia, and Creole CBCs
LAbird,

Lafayette CBC - Dec 27
New Iberia CBC - Dec 29
Creole - Jan 5

If anyone is interested in participating in any of these, please contact me off-list. The Creole count may include an evening drag-line survey somewhere within the circle boundaries to look for Black and Yellow Rails...if that's any additional temptation.

For anyone interested in participating in any of the counts this year (Louisiana had 29 CBCs last year - the most EVER), you can visit this webpage to get more details. Also follow the link below to an interactive map where you can find count circles, compiler contact info, and dates. I know Marty Floyd will also be putting together a list for the LOS website shortly.
http://christmasbirdcount.org/
http://www.audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-count

Compilers - now is the time to login to your CBC data entry portal and add your count date. Also make sure that the instructions about how participants can get involved is up to date.

Cheers,
Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
Ejohnson AT Audubon.org
 

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Date: 11/21/17 11:41 am
From: Claire Thomas <claire...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Crowley WTP Access, rules.
Im so glad the access has not been denied because of these trespassers. They should have been arrested.

Claire Thomas
<claire...>



On Nov 21, 2017, at 12:22 PM, Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> wrote:

> Labird,
>
> I took advantage of an autumn weekday off to visit the Crowley Water Treatment Plant. When I signed in, I had a chance to visit with the secretary (whose name I unfortunately didn't note) , and when I signed out I spoke with Tim Cradeur, the superintendent. Regarding access to the plant, here is what they shared:
>
> As Tim said, "The signs speak for themselves." He was referring to large signs posted along all sides that say POSTED NO TRESPASSING/ALL VISITORS MUST SIGN IN AT OFFICE.
>
> Also: No visitors are allowed outside of regular hours except by special permission. That permission must come through the office (either Tim or the secretary; no one else), and all visitors outside of regular hours must be accompanied by staff. Both Tim and the secretary stated that it would be unheard of to allow visitors inside of the facility without staff present due to liability concerns; "This is parish property."
>
> All trespassers are subject to arrest, and neighbors are vigilant for trespassers because of fear of hunters entering the plant to shoot the abundant waterfowl.
>
> In connection to the incident on veteran's day, I shared the violators' FB post that stated that they "have had permission to be on premises for about a decade. Special arrangements were made for after-hours visit." Tim carefully read the passage, then replied forcefully in the negative.
>
> He then restated that all access is through the main gate only, and during business hours only except with special permission, and that no one requested special permission for that weekend. He stated that he did not know the gentlemen in question, is unaware of ever having met them, and that no one has any special arrangements beyond being able to visit according to the rules above. He stated that he knows this for a fact as he alone could grant a special arrangement.
>
> He also stated that had the neighbors called the police directly, the violators would have been arrested.
>
> Tim is an extremely personable and knowledgeable fellow. He realizes what an amazing waterfowl place the plant is, what an opportunity the place offers to birders, and he is very open to having birders visit if they follow the rules. The level of access he allows within hours is unprecedented in terms of parish facilities. Please be sure to follow the rules so that we never lose that access!
>
> If you have any questions about access, please call their office: 337-788-4150.
>
>
> Paul Conover
>
> Lafayette
>
 

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Date: 11/21/17 10:23 am
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Crowley WTP Access, rules.
Labird,

      I took advantage of an autumn weekday off to visit the Crowley
Water Treatment Plant. When I signed in, I had a chance to visit with
the secretary (whose name I unfortunately didn't note) , and when I
signed out I spoke with Tim Cradeur, the superintendent. Regarding
access to the plant, here is what they shared:

As Tim said, "The signs speak for themselves." He was referring to large
signs posted along all sides that say POSTED NO TRESPASSING/ALL VISITORS
MUST SIGN IN AT OFFICE.

Also: No visitors are allowed outside of regular hours except by special
permission. That permission must come through the office (either Tim or
the secretary; no one else), and all visitors outside of regular hours
must be accompanied by staff. Both Tim and the secretary stated that it
would be unheard of to allow visitors inside of the facility without
staff present due to liability concerns; "This is parish property."

All trespassers are subject to arrest, and neighbors are vigilant for
trespassers because of fear of hunters entering the plant to shoot the
abundant waterfowl.

In connection to the incident on veteran's day, I shared the violators'
FB post that stated that they "have had permission to be on premises for
about a decade.  Special arrangements were made for after-hours visit."
Tim carefully read the passage, then replied forcefully in the negative.

He then restated that all access is through the main gate only, and
during business hours only except with special permission, and that no
one requested special permission for that weekend. He stated that he did
not know the gentlemen in question, is unaware of ever having met them,
and that no one has any special arrangements beyond being able to visit
according to the rules above. He stated that he knows this for a fact as
he alone could grant a special arrangement.

He also stated that had the neighbors called the police directly, the
violators would have been arrested.

Tim is an extremely personable and knowledgeable fellow. He realizes
what an amazing waterfowl place the plant is, what an opportunity the
place offers to birders, and he is very open to having birders visit if
they follow the rules. The level of access he allows within hours is
unprecedented in terms of parish facilities. Please be sure to follow
the rules so that we never lose that access!

If you have any questions about access, please call their office:
337-788-4150.


Paul Conover

Lafayette
 

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Date: 11/21/17 4:54 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Pine Siskin - Marrero
Just had our first-ever Pine Siskins (2 so far) for the yard list and FOS
American Goldfinch here in Marrero. -jz
 

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Date: 11/21/17 3:58 am
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LA winter hummingbird report #4
Happy Thanksgiving HUMNETers and LABIRDers!

Scroll down for all of the details, but in summary, a total of 86 hummingbirds from 71 sites have been reported so far to the Louisiana winter hummingbird database. Compared to this time last year 92 birds were reported from 72 sites.

As of 15 November, any Ruby-throats still present will be considered "wintering" and can be reported to and included in the Louisiana winter hummingbird database. If you do have a wintering hummingbird to report, please also send a couple photos of the bird if you are able to get them. This way we can add a confirmation of the ID/age/sex in the notes.

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

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

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

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

This is Louisiana Western Winter Hummingbird Weekly Report # 4 for the 2017-2018 season.
Following are the reports received and added to our database since report # 3 dated 10/21/2017:
1.James Beck, Marrero, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/18/2017
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 10/27/2017 LO 11/6/2017 (ID confirmed on 10/31/2017 with photos)
2.Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F OBS 11/20/2017
3.Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA (Orleans)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 10/20/2017
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/19/2017
4.Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA (Vermilion)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/20/2017
5.Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird OBS 11/15/2017
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/10/2017
6.Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird FO 11/5/2017
7.Roddy and Geanna Gravois, Lydia, LA (Iberia)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/8/2017
8.Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 11/18/2017
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/18/2017 (shared with E. Johnson?)
9.Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/15/2017
10.Hammond LSU AgCenter Research Station, Hammond, LA (Tangipahoa)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 10/23/2017 (discovered by Jane Patterson; possible adult female)
11.Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/3/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
12.Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/24/2017
13.Roselie Overby, Oak Grove, LA (West Carroll)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im FO 11/13/2017 (present at least through Nov 16)
14.Jane Patterson, Ponchatoula, LA (Tangipahoa)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 11/14/2017 (Archilochus seen on 11/2, but not certain if the same bird)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/2/2017 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 11/14/2017 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
15.Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F OBS 9/30/2017 (probable returnee)
16.Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/28/2017
17.Linda Stewart, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Calliope Hummingbird FO 10/26/2017
18.Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/18/2017
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 11/5/2017
19.Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA (Vermilion)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 11/7/2017 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
20.Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA (Jefferson)
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 10/30/2017 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/5/2017
________________________________
Summary of Reports as of 11/21/2017

Black-chinned Hummingbird
7 reports
5 parishes
7 sites
Broad-billed Hummingbird
1 report
1 parish
1 site
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
1 report
1 parish
1 site
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
19 reports
7 parishes
14 sites
Calliope Hummingbird
3 reports
2 parishes
3 sites
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
4 reports
4 parishes
4 sites
Selasphorus Rufous/Allens
35 reports
14 parishes
27 sites
--Identified Rufous
16 reports
9 parishes
14 sites
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BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/28/2017

Iberia Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Mike Musumeche, New Iberia, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 10/16/2017

Jefferson Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

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

2. James Beck, Marrero, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 10/27/2017 LO 11/6/2017 (ID confirmed on 10/31/2017 with photos)

Lafayette Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird FO 11/5/2017

2. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/6/2017

Tangipahoa Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jane Patterson, Ponchatoula, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 11/14/2017 (Archilochus seen on 11/2, but not certain if the same bird)
________________________________
BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD

Terrebonne Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jennifer Gibson, Dulac, LA
#1 Broad-billed Hummingbird Ad F OBS 10/7/2017 (ID verified with photos; between-year returnee)
________________________________
BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD

Lafayette Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/17/2017 (banded, probable returnee)
________________________________
BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 2 sites

1. Dennis Demcheck, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/6/2017

2. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/24/2017
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/26/2017 (banded returnee; banded by SML/NLN 1/18/2016)

Iberia Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Roddy and Geanna Gravois, Lydia, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/8/2017

Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site

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

Jefferson Parish: 2 reports 1 site

1. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 10/30/2017 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/5/2017

Lafayette Parish: 4 reports 4 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/24/2017

2. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/18/2017 (shared with E. Johnson?)

3. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/10/2017

4. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/15/2017

Orleans Parish: 6 reports 4 sites

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

2. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/22/2017
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/12/2017

3. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/19/2017

4. Southern Accent Landscape Con., Algiers, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 8/14/2017

Vermilion Parish: 2 reports 1 site

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/6/2017
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/20/2017
________________________________
CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/3/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)

2. Linda Stewart, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird FO 10/26/2017

Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Donna Dittmann & Steve Cardiff, St. Gabriel, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird OBS 10/15/2017 (possible returnee)
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RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/18/2017

Jefferson Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. James Beck, Marrero, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/18/2017

Lafayette Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird OBS 11/15/2017

West Carroll Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Roselie Overby, Oak Grove, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im FO 11/13/2017 (present at least through Nov 16)
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SELASPHORUS RUFOUS/ALLENS

Ascension Parish: 1 report 1 site

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

Beauregard Parish: 1 report 1 site

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

Calcasieu Parish: 1 report 1 site

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

East Baton Rouge Parish: 5 reports 4 sites

1. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 10/20/2017

2. Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/17/2017 (banded, probable returnee; ID, age, sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 11/5/2017

3. Ellie Avegno, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 9/11/2017 LO 9/13/2017

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

Iberia Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Mike Musumeche, New Iberia, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F OBS 10/16/2017

Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site

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

Jefferson Parish: 4 reports 2 sites

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

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

Lafayette Parish: 4 reports 4 sites

1. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F OBS 9/30/2017 (probable returnee)

2. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 11/18/2017

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

4. Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F OBS 11/20/2017

Lafourche Parish: 3 reports 1 site

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

Orleans Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Leslee Reed, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 10/7/2017

2. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 9/18/2017 (Returnee banded by SML/NLN 2/8/2015)

3. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 10/20/2017

St. James Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/5/2017

St. Tammany Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. John and Margaret Owens, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 10/5/2017

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

Tangipahoa Parish: 5 reports 3 sites

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

2. Jane Patterson, Ponchatoula, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/12/2017
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/2/2017 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 11/14/2017 (age/sex confirmed with photos)

3. Hammond LSU AgCenter Research Station, Hammond, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 10/23/2017 (discovered by Jane Patterson; possible adult female)

Vermilion Parish: 3 reports 2 sites

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/14/2017 (Age/sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/16/2017 (age/sex and that it is a different bird than #1 with photos)

2. Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 11/7/2017 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
________________________________
 

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Date: 11/20/17 7:30 pm
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] 117th CBC summary - LA
LAbird,

Neat to see which species Louisiana gets the best numbers (yay, Henslow's Sparrows!). A more in-depth summary of last year's Louisiana CBCs can be found here:
http://www.audubon.org/news/the-117th-cbc-louisiana

Cheers,
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 Marty Floyd
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:42 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] 117th CBC summary - LA

Here is the 117th CBC summary with emphasis on Louisiana





117th (2016-17) Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Summary (by Brent Ortego)

There were 2,536 counts (447 inCanada, 1,933 in US and 156 in Latin America, Caribbean and Pacific Islands.Louisiana had 29 counts. No Louisiana counts had more than 100 participantshowever we did have four counts with over 150 species (Palmetto Island 156, NewOrleans 154, Sabine NWR 151 and Creole 150. Louisiana had 21 species and oneform last year (seventh among all states).


All-time highs that were fromLouisiana are:
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 3440 Reserve-Bonnet Carre Spillway Great Egret 2028 Palmetto Island White-faced Ibis 41,364 Lacassine NWR-Thornwell Roseate Spoonbill 354 White Lake Red-tailed Hawk (Krider’s) 3 Creole King Rail 83 Creole Black-necked Stilt 1000 Palmetto Island Lesser Yellowlegs 310 Crowley Short-billed Dowitcher 982 Grand Isle Long-billed Dowitcher 5673 Crowley Wilson’s Snipe 449 Crowley Lesser Nighthawk 1 Venice (tied with 3 in Florida and 2 inTexas) Chuck-will’s-Widow 2 Venice Calliope Hummingbird 2 Baton Rouge Henslow’s Sparrow 20 StTammany Parish Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Venice (tied 1 in California, I in Colorado, 1 in North Dakota and 1 in
Wisconsin)
Blue Grosbeak 1 Wjite Lake (tied with 2 in Arizona and 1 in Florida) Dickcissel 1 Lafayette (tied with 1 in Maine, 1 in New Jersey, 1 in New York, 2 inTexas and 1 in
Virginia)
Red-winged Blackbird 3,005,178 Pine Prairie Boat-tailed Grackle 4636 Lacassine NWR-Thornwell Brown-headed Cowbird 2,000,027 Pine Prairie Orchard Oriole 1 NewOrleans (tied with 2 in California, 1 in Florida and 1 in Washington)


Please let me know of any corrections


Thanks


Marty Floyd
<progne99...>
 

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Date: 11/20/17 6:27 pm
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] : Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4) (2)
Labird,

A reader contacted me, having assumed that this fable was
literally referencing the actual mother of the persons involved. Please
let me set your minds at ease. Aesop's fables are allegorical; the
characters of son and mother are not the important aspect of this fable.
Aesop could have used a bunny and a mother rabbit, a puppy and a dog, or
any of a million other characters to teach this same concept. The
underlying message is that downplaying wrongdoing leads to greater
wrongdoing, a powerful lesson. The fable was shared in response to
Dawn's statement that we have no power to influence members of our group.

In the past, the Louisiana birding community has dealt with
several instances of trespassing. In several of those cases, I've spoken
out about the incidents. Some of those cases involved my own birding
companions. When the entire community has joined in the chorus calling
for those birders to stop damaging the image of birders and jeopardizing
our access to birding sites, the disapproval has largely been effective.
However, when some members of the birding community have downplayed the
behavior, been lukewarm in censure, or have assigned the blame to the
birders who speak out against the actions...the effect has clearly been
negated.

The manager isn't to blame or be shamed, any more than any
victim of any crime is at fault. Nor is the messenger at fault. The
blame should be placed where it's due, and it should be placed
unanimously. As a teacher, I've seen a million instances where Mom and
Dad know their Little Johnny would never do these things, and so they
blame teacher, principal, school, district--and why stop
there?--society--for hating Little Johnny. Sometimes they even find saps
to sucker into their sympathy ploy. In those cases, you can only look
into the future and wonder where it will end.

And no, I don't mean to insult the fictional parents of
fictional Little Johnny. They're all figurative.


Paul Conover

Lafayette


On 11/20/2017 6:52 PM, Paul Conover wrote:
> A YOUNG Man had been caught in a daring act of theft and had been
> condemned to be executed for it. He expressed his desire to see his
> Mother, and to speak with her before he was led to execution, and of
> course this was granted. When his Mother came to him he said: I want
> to whisper to you, and when she brought her ear near him, he nearly
> bit it off. All the bystanders were horrified, and asked him what he
> could mean by such brutal and inhuman conduct. It is to punish her,
> he said. When I was young I began with stealing little things, and
> brought them home to Mother. Instead of rebuking and punishing me, she
> laughed and said: It will not be noticed. It is because of her that
> I am here today.
> He is right, woman, said the Priest: the Lord hath said:
>
> "TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO; AND WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL
> NOT DEPART THEREFROM.
>
> ---Aesop
>
>
> Paul Conover
>
> Lafayette
>
>
>
> On 11/20/2017 9:09 AM, Little Tweet wrote:
>> I'm talking to the list, not to the manager of the plant, and I'm
>> concerned about the pretty big security issue that he raised to you
>> himself, meaning, he has no expectation birders would not discuss
>> these things in private. WTP were supposed to begin tightening
>> security after Sept. 11 and the anthrax scare. Having decent 24/7
>> security and alarms even during public holidays is something he
>> should have had in place years ago.
>>
>>
>> Nobody here jumps or cuts fences to enter private property to
>> trespass. Cutting off access to law-abiding citizens won't fix his
>> problem, and TBH I'm angry about the implication that any of us were
>> involved in these activities or that we have any influence over these
>> guys.
>>
>>
>> As Jay points out, these guys threaten birders. We don't have any
>> power to influence these guys. We've never had any power to influence
>> them. I simply don't understand why this manager's anger is being
>> directed at us, when we are innocent of these activities and have
>> been harassed by these people ourselves.
>>
>>
>> As I suspect we will not be able to reach consensus, I will exit the
>> discussion here.
>>
>> --Dawn Perkins
>>
>>
>>
>> Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:12:02 +0000
>> From: James V Remsen <najames...>
>> Subject: Re: Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4)
>>
>> Dawn Perkins (P.S. please post to LABIRD using your real name): What
>> happened is that nearby residents tried to call the plant to see if
>> the two people inside the fence had permission, but the residents
>> presumably did not have his emergency number. If they had called the
>> sheriff, the culprits likely would have been arrested. As stated
>> clearly previously, this was a Saturday afternoon, when public
>> employees typically have time off. Recall that this not a nuclear
>> waste facility but a sewage waste facility, and so the budget and
>> protocols for security violations are probably not elaborate. The
>> manager is angry because he has gone out of his way to make the
>> facility available to birders, and so he was not expecting such bad
>> behavior.
>>
>> I hope your message about this somehow being the managers fault
>> doesnt get back to him, or that might be the final straw for birder
>> access.
>>
>>
>> ===================
>>
>> Dr. J. V. Remsen
>> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
>> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
>> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
>> najames<at>LSU.edu
>>
>
 

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Date: 11/20/17 4:52 pm
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] : Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4) (2)
A YOUNG Man had been caught in a daring act of theft and had been
condemned to be executed for it. He expressed his desire to see his
Mother, and to speak with her before he was led to execution, and of
course this was granted. When his Mother came to him he said: I want to
whisper to you, and when she brought her ear near him, he nearly bit it
off. All the bystanders were horrified, and asked him what he could mean
by such brutal and inhuman conduct. It is to punish her, he said.
When I was young I began with stealing little things, and brought them
home to Mother. Instead of rebuking and punishing me, she laughed and
said: It will not be noticed. It is because of her that I am here today.
He is right, woman, said the Priest: the Lord hath said:

"TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO; AND WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL
NOT DEPART THEREFROM.

---Aesop


Paul Conover

Lafayette



On 11/20/2017 9:09 AM, Little Tweet wrote:
> I'm talking to the list, not to the manager of the plant, and I'm concerned about the pretty big security issue that he raised to you himself, meaning, he has no expectation birders would not discuss these things in private. WTP were supposed to begin tightening security after Sept. 11 and the anthrax scare. Having decent 24/7 security and alarms even during public holidays is something he should have had in place years ago.
>
>
> Nobody here jumps or cuts fences to enter private property to trespass. Cutting off access to law-abiding citizens won't fix his problem, and TBH I'm angry about the implication that any of us were involved in these activities or that we have any influence over these guys.
>
>
> As Jay points out, these guys threaten birders. We don't have any power to influence these guys. We've never had any power to influence them. I simply don't understand why this manager's anger is being directed at us, when we are innocent of these activities and have been harassed by these people ourselves.
>
>
> As I suspect we will not be able to reach consensus, I will exit the discussion here.
>
> --Dawn Perkins
>
>
>
> Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:12:02 +0000
> From: James V Remsen <najames...>
> Subject: Re: Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4)
>
> Dawn Perkins (P.S. please post to LABIRD using your real name): What happened is that nearby residents tried to call the plant to see if the two people inside the fence had permission, but the residents presumably did not have his emergency number. If they had called the sheriff, the culprits likely would have been arrested. As stated clearly previously, this was a Saturday afternoon, when public employees typically have time off. Recall that this not a nuclear waste facility but a sewage waste facility, and so the budget and protocols for security violations are probably not elaborate. The manager is angry because he has gone out of his way to make the facility available to birders, and so he was not expecting such bad behavior.
>
> I hope your message about this somehow being the managers fault doesnt get back to him, or that might be the final straw for birder access.
>
>
> ===================
>
> Dr. J. V. Remsen
> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
> najames<at>LSU.edu
>
 

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Date: 11/20/17 7:09 am
From: Little Tweet <pekinrobin...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] : Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4) (2)
I'm talking to the list, not to the manager of the plant, and I'm concerned about the pretty big security issue that he raised to you himself, meaning, he has no expectation birders would not discuss these things in private. WTP were supposed to begin tightening security after Sept. 11 and the anthrax scare. Having decent 24/7 security and alarms even during public holidays is something he should have had in place years ago.


Nobody here jumps or cuts fences to enter private property to trespass. Cutting off access to law-abiding citizens won't fix his problem, and TBH I'm angry about the implication that any of us were involved in these activities or that we have any influence over these guys.


As Jay points out, these guys threaten birders. We don't have any power to influence these guys. We've never had any power to influence them. I simply don't understand why this manager's anger is being directed at us, when we are innocent of these activities and have been harassed by these people ourselves.


As I suspect we will not be able to reach consensus, I will exit the discussion here.

--Dawn Perkins



Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:12:02 +0000
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: Re: Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4)

Dawn Perkins (P.S. please post to LABIRD using your real name): What happened is that nearby residents tried to call the plant to see if the two people inside the fence had permission, but the residents presumably did not have his emergency number. If they had called the sheriff, the culprits likely would have been arrested. As stated clearly previously, this was a Saturday afternoon, when public employees typically have time off. Recall that this not a nuclear waste facility but a sewage waste facility, and so the budget and protocols for security violations are probably not elaborate. The manager is angry because he has gone out of his way to make the facility available to birders, and so he was not expecting such bad behavior.

I hope your message about this somehow being the managers fault doesnt get back to him, or that might be the final straw for birder access.


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

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

>
 

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Date: 11/19/17 6:19 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Red-breasted Merganser on Capitol Lake in Baton Rouge
LABIRD: This morning I had a Red-breasted Merganser on Capitol Lake in Baton Rouge. Other than one found by Ryan Terrrill in 2014, this is the first record for EBR Parrish since 1998. It was embedded in a feeding flock of ca. 75 Hooded Mergansers and was surprisingly hard to see because it was feeding constantly.

My little camera does poorly with moving birds, but I managed to get a few blurs that barely qualify as photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40598155


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

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

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Date: 11/19/17 11:12 am
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4)
Dawn Perkins (P.S. please post to LABIRD using your real name): What happened is that nearby residents tried to call the plant to see if the two people inside the fence had permission, but the residents presumably did not have his emergency number. If they had called the sheriff, the culprits likely would have been arrested. As stated clearly previously, this was a Saturday afternoon, when public employees typically have time off. Recall that this not a nuclear waste facility but a sewage waste facility, and so the budget and protocols for security violations are probably not elaborate. The manager is angry because he has gone out of his way to make the facility available to birders, and so he was not expecting such bad behavior.

I hope your message about this somehow being the manager’s fault doesn’t get back to him, or that might be the final straw for birder access.


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

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

> On Nov 19, 2017, at 12:27 PM, Little Tweet <pekinrobin...> wrote:
>
> What really happened here? Sounds like a manager went on vacation without having a solid protocol in place if someone broke into the property. Of course, he's upset, but the eff-up is on him, not on LABird. We in the field don't need to be confronting sociopaths who don't fully understand the normal limits of human behavior. Me, I'll keep doing as I've always done-- avoiding the jerks who create drama. These guys already know nobody likes them, and they obviously don't care.
>
>
> An opinion-- If you want to keep BAD people out, make sure your alleged high-security fence is the real deal. Deflecting the blame onto the law-abiding birding community smells of a manager who screwed up & now he's looking for somebody else to blame. It's lucky for all concerned actual vandals or terrorists didn't discover this weak security first.

 

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Date: 11/19/17 10:27 am
From: Little Tweet <pekinrobin...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP (4)
What really happened here? Sounds like a manager went on vacation without having a solid protocol in place if someone broke into the property. Of course, he's upset, but the eff-up is on him, not on LABird. We in the field don't need to be confronting sociopaths who don't fully understand the normal limits of human behavior. Me, I'll keep doing as I've always done-- avoiding the jerks who create drama. These guys already know nobody likes them, and they obviously don't care.


An opinion-- If you want to keep BAD people out, make sure your alleged high-security fence is the real deal. Deflecting the blame onto the law-abiding birding community smells of a manager who screwed up & now he's looking for somebody else to blame. It's lucky for all concerned actual vandals or terrorists didn't discover this weak security first.
 

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Date: 11/19/17 7:30 am
From: Rob Dobbs <rcdobbs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Shoveler x Gadwall hybrid
LABIRD: Jessica Schulz, Samantha Collins and I found a male Northern
Shoveler x Gadwall hybrid in coastal Terrebonne Parish last week. Photos
here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskxs9Zux

Shoveler-like traits included the dark green color of the crown, orange
legs/feet, and the rich brown color on the underparts (although it was on
the bird's breast, not the belly as in shoveler). Gadwall-like traits
included black upper- and under-tail coverts, overall grayish plumage on
the back, and the upper wing pattern, which was very Gadwall with
rich-brown secondary coverts, black secondaries with a distinct white
patch, and buffy-brown scapulars (although the latter don't really show
well in the photos). The bill was blackish, and intermediate in size...
notably larger than Gadwall, but not quite as spatulate as in shoveler.

We were totally unprepared for such a distinct white cheek, and didn't
quite know what to make of it in the field. Apparently, however, most
everything about this bird is typical for this species combination... for
more info see:
http://birdhybrids.blogspot.com/2014/03/gadwall-x-northern-shoveler.html


--
Rob Dobbs
Lafayette, LA
 

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Date: 11/19/17 7:27 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Yard report--Oak Grove in W. Carroll
The eBird count below is from a brief walk around my property. Am goldfinch
were lower than tree top level where they've been a couple of weeks. I had
a definite FOS flock of Cedar Waxwings visible; I thought I heard some last
week but could not confirm. Blue-headed Vireo was another FOS.

Not included in this count was about a hundred Snow Geese that I saw at
first light as I was filling the bird feeders. Until Monday, I was only
seeing Gr White-fronted Geese fly over. Also, a mystery hummingbird has
been at the feeders since Monday. The photos I've sent to Nan and Erik did
not show enough detail for a conclusive id.
Roselie Overby

Roselie's Yard, West Carroll, Louisiana, US
Nov 19, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:05 AM
Protocol: Area
1.3 ac
Comments: A quick walk around the yard after breakfast. Clear skies
after yesterday's passage of a cold front. 43 degrees F. Most birds were
in treed area on east side of the yard.
23 species

Inca Dove 3
Belted Kingfisher 1 Flying over high in sky
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
Cedar Waxwing 6 FOS for the yard
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 4
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40591353

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

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Date: 11/18/17 5:05 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Eagles galore. And new nest at I-10 & 310
Labird:

As Jane points out a nest just southwest of the I-10/I-310 split in St. Charles Parish is presumably a replacement for the nest that blew down last spring. You can find this hotspot in eBird. I had an adult in the nest Thursday morning. The nest in the marsh just northwest of there--in the Lone Tree will also soon be a Hotspot in eBird.

David Muth


-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Jane Patterson
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 10:57 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Eagles galore. And new nest at I-10 & 310

Counted at least 6 eagles while driving from Ponchatoula to New Orleans this morning on I-55 and I-10. There is also a splendid new *very* large nest just south of I-10 east near the 310 split. People will be talking about this one :)

Jane Patterson

 

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Date: 11/18/17 4:55 pm
From: Claire Thomas <claire...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP
I would think that with the evidence of their trespass they could be charged. Maybe that would get their attention.

Claire Thomas
<claire...>



On Nov 18, 2017, at 2:38 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:

> LABIRD: A week ago, on Saturday, Veterans Day, at least two residents near the Crowley WTP tried to contact the plant manager to report that two men were trespassing inside the fence and carrying "guns or sticks" (aka tripods) on the WTP property late in the afternoon. Being a holiday weekend, the manager could not be reached. When I visited the WTP on Monday morning, the manager told me this story and was obviously upset. I asked him if there was any chance that someone could have let them in or given them permission, but he said no, and that they would have had to have gone through some unknown hole in the high-security barbwire fence. I knew immediately who the perpetrators were from an eBird report from exactly that time of day Saturday, and I did my best to apologize for their behavior, explaining that these two people (former LA birders no longer living here) were known for trespassing and that they did not represent the rest of Louisiana birders, who would be universally embarrassed by that sort of bad behavior. Obviously, there is a reason why Crowley spent who-knows-how-many thousands of dollars on a security fence! To deliberately cross that fence is presumably a criminal offense. This fulfills a land-managers' worst nightmare about initially allowing birder access to their property.
>
> I am not sure yet if this incident has jeopardized our remarkably generous access to this important birding spot, including for ecotourism events such as the Yellow Rail festival, but I want to make sure that all of you are aware of the potential for that to happen. Obviously, I don't have to admonish you LABIRDERs not to go through a 10-foot barbwire-topped fence to get access to a birding spot! But please do your best on subsequent visits there to tell the management how grateful you are for the access, and how much you appreciate their patience. Of course, please continue to follow protocol by signing in and out and just be your normal courteous and respectful selves.
>
> Van Remsen
>
> ===================
>
> Dr. J. V. Remsen
> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
> najames<at>LSU.edu
>
 

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Date: 11/18/17 4:40 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana birding photo album
LABIRD: Steve Mlodinow was visiting LA last month, and not only is he a first-rate birder but also an excellent photographer — you can enjoy his Louisiana bird photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/36088296@N08/sets/72157666457208999



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

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

 

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Date: 11/18/17 3:55 pm
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP
If readers don't know who the reprobates are, okay. They have literally threatened the lives of Labird members. This is unacceptable.

They profess to be innocent lambs. I have been personally threatened by them!

Jay Huner



Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 18, 2017, at 5:24 PM, Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> wrote:
>
> Van, Labird,
>
> I felt almost sick when I suspected what had happened. If there was a model for what birders would hope for in terms of access to public facilities, it would be the Crowley WTP. Thanks to the generosity of the manager, birders have been as welcome there as if the plant was a wildlife refuge. The idea that someone would violate that trust is a slap in the face to the manager and to birders. That the birders would post an eBird list of the event is even more troubling. Let's hope that the manager understands that this was the act of bad apples, and that the birding community will let these birders hear it.
>
> Thanks, Van, for sharing this info.
>
> Paul Conover
>
> Lafayette
>
>
>
>
>
>> On 11/18/2017 2:38 PM, James V Remsen wrote:
>> LABIRD: A week ago, on Saturday, Veterans Day, at least two residents near the Crowley WTP tried to contact the plant manager to report that two men were trespassing inside the fence and carrying "guns or sticks" (aka tripods) on the WTP property late in the afternoon. Being a holiday weekend, the manager could not be reached. When I visited the WTP on Monday morning, the manager told me this story and was obviously upset. I asked him if there was any chance that someone could have let them in or given them permission, but he said no, and that they would have had to have gone through some unknown hole in the high-security barbwire fence. I knew immediately who the perpetrators were from an eBird report from exactly that time of day Saturday, and I did my best to apologize for their behavior, explaining that these two people (former LA birders no longer living here) were known for trespassing and that they did not represent the rest of Louisiana birders, who would be universally embarrassed by that sort of bad behavior. Obviously, there is a reason why Crowley spent who-knows-how-many thousands of dollars on a security fence! To deliberately cross that fence is presumably a criminal offense. This fulfills a land-managers' worst nightmare about initially allowing birder access to their property.
>>
>> I am not sure yet if this incident has jeopardized our remarkably generous access to this important birding spot, including for ecotourism events such as the Yellow Rail festival, but I want to make sure that all of you are aware of the potential for that to happen. Obviously, I don't have to admonish you LABIRDERs not to go through a 10-foot barbwire-topped fence to get access to a birding spot! But please do your best on subsequent visits there to tell the management how grateful you are for the access, and how much you appreciate their patience. Of course, please continue to follow protocol by signing in and out and just be your normal courteous and respectful selves.
>>
>> Van Remsen
>>
>> ===================
>>
>> Dr. J. V. Remsen
>> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
>> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
>> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
>> najames<at>LSU.edu
>>
 

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Date: 11/18/17 3:24 pm
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP
Van, Labird,

        I felt almost sick when I suspected what had happened. If there
was a model for what birders would hope for in terms of access to public
facilities, it would be the Crowley WTP.  Thanks to the generosity of
the manager, birders have been as welcome there as if the plant was a
wildlife refuge. The idea that someone would violate that trust is a
slap in the face to the manager and to birders. That the birders would
post an eBird list of the event is even more troubling. Let's hope that
the manager understands that this was the act of bad apples, and that
the birding community will let these birders hear it.

       Thanks, Van, for sharing this info.

Paul Conover

Lafayette





On 11/18/2017 2:38 PM, James V Remsen wrote:
> LABIRD: A week ago, on Saturday, Veterans Day, at least two residents near the Crowley WTP tried to contact the plant manager to report that two men were trespassing inside the fence and carrying "guns or sticks" (aka tripods) on the WTP property late in the afternoon. Being a holiday weekend, the manager could not be reached. When I visited the WTP on Monday morning, the manager told me this story and was obviously upset. I asked him if there was any chance that someone could have let them in or given them permission, but he said no, and that they would have had to have gone through some unknown hole in the high-security barbwire fence. I knew immediately who the perpetrators were from an eBird report from exactly that time of day Saturday, and I did my best to apologize for their behavior, explaining that these two people (former LA birders no longer living here) were known for trespassing and that they did not represent the rest of Louisiana birders, who would be universally embarrassed by that sort of bad behavior. Obviously, there is a reason why Crowley spent who-knows-how-many thousands of dollars on a security fence! To deliberately cross that fence is presumably a criminal offense. This fulfills a land-managers' worst nightmare about initially allowing birder access to their property.
>
> I am not sure yet if this incident has jeopardized our remarkably generous access to this important birding spot, including for ecotourism events such as the Yellow Rail festival, but I want to make sure that all of you are aware of the potential for that to happen. Obviously, I don't have to admonish you LABIRDERs not to go through a 10-foot barbwire-topped fence to get access to a birding spot! But please do your best on subsequent visits there to tell the management how grateful you are for the access, and how much you appreciate their patience. Of course, please continue to follow protocol by signing in and out and just be your normal courteous and respectful selves.
>
> Van Remsen
>
> ===================
>
> Dr. J. V. Remsen
> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
> najames<at>LSU.edu
>
 

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Date: 11/18/17 12:38 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Birder trespassing Incident at Crowley WTP
LABIRD: A week ago, on Saturday, Veterans Day, at least two residents near the Crowley WTP tried to contact the plant manager to report that two men were trespassing inside the fence and carrying "guns or sticks" (aka tripods) on the WTP property late in the afternoon. Being a holiday weekend, the manager could not be reached. When I visited the WTP on Monday morning, the manager told me this story and was obviously upset. I asked him if there was any chance that someone could have let them in or given them permission, but he said no, and that they would have had to have gone through some unknown hole in the high-security barbwire fence. I knew immediately who the perpetrators were from an eBird report from exactly that time of day Saturday, and I did my best to apologize for their behavior, explaining that these two people (former LA birders no longer living here) were known for trespassing and that they did not represent the rest of Louisiana birders, who would be universally embarrassed by that sort of bad behavior. Obviously, there is a reason why Crowley spent who-knows-how-many thousands of dollars on a security fence! To deliberately cross that fence is presumably a criminal offense. This fulfills a land-managers' worst nightmare about initially allowing birder access to their property.

I am not sure yet if this incident has jeopardized our remarkably generous access to this important birding spot, including for ecotourism events such as the Yellow Rail festival, but I want to make sure that all of you are aware of the potential for that to happen. Obviously, I don't have to admonish you LABIRDERs not to go through a 10-foot barbwire-topped fence to get access to a birding spot! But please do your best on subsequent visits there to tell the management how grateful you are for the access, and how much you appreciate their patience. Of course, please continue to follow protocol by signing in and out and just be your normal courteous and respectful selves.

Van Remsen

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

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

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Date: 11/17/17 2:09 pm
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] cranes
Heard sandhill cranes in the distance today south of Cheneyville.



Marty Floyd
<progne99...>
 

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Date: 11/17/17 1:52 pm
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] CBC high numbers
The high numbers I posted earlier were high from last year's CBCs not all time highs. Sorry I wasn't more clear on that.



Marty Floyd
<progne99...>
 

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Date: 11/17/17 8:56 am
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Eagles galore. And new nest at I-10 & 310
Counted at least 6 eagles while driving from Ponchatoula to New Orleans
this morning on I-55 and I-10. There is also a splendid new *very* large
nest just south of I-10 east near the 310 split. People will be talking
about this one :)

Jane Patterson
 

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Date: 11/17/17 5:54 am
From: Dave Patton <wdpatton...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods, Nov 16th
Labird,
I spent yesterday working with Jerry Romero cutting the planting areas for the work weekend on Dec 2nd and 3rd. The woods were pretty quiet with some of the winter residents arriving and most of the migrants gone. I would hear a small mixed flock pass through my area from time to time. Included were Gray-headed Vireo, R-c Kinglets, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Yellow-rumps. House wrens were common. The only migrants seen were an imm male Ruby-throated Hummingbird around the blooming Turks Cap and freshly filled hummingbird feeder., and a brief look at a Hooded Warbler around 4PM at the mister.
Ebird list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40550299


Peveto Woods Work Days
December 2nd and 3rd
Contact me off list if you plan to come:
<davepatton122...>

Thanks,
Dave Patton
 

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Date: 11/16/17 1:42 pm
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] 117th CBC summary - LA
Here is the 117th CBC summary with emphasis on Louisiana





117th (2016-17) Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Summary (by Brent Ortego)

There were 2,536 counts (447 inCanada, 1,933 in US and 156 in Latin America, Caribbean and Pacific Islands.Louisiana had 29 counts. No Louisiana counts had more than 100 participantshowever we did have four counts with over 150 species (Palmetto Island 156, NewOrleans 154, Sabine NWR 151 and Creole 150. Louisiana had 21 species and oneform last year (seventh among all states).


All-time highs that were fromLouisiana are:
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 3440 Reserve-Bonnet Carre Spillway
Great Egret 2028 Palmetto Island
White-faced Ibis 41,364 Lacassine NWR-Thornwell
Roseate Spoonbill 354 White Lake
Red-tailed Hawk (Krider’s) 3 Creole
King Rail 83 Creole
Black-necked Stilt 1000 Palmetto Island
Lesser Yellowlegs 310 Crowley
Short-billed Dowitcher 982 Grand Isle
Long-billed Dowitcher 5673 Crowley
Wilson’s Snipe 449 Crowley
Lesser Nighthawk 1 Venice (tied with 3 in Florida and 2 inTexas)
Chuck-will’s-Widow 2 Venice
Calliope Hummingbird 2 Baton Rouge
Henslow’s Sparrow 20 StTammany Parish
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Venice (tied 1 in California, I in Colorado, 1 in North Dakota and 1 in
Wisconsin)
Blue Grosbeak 1 Wjite Lake (tied with 2 in Arizona and 1 in Florida)
Dickcissel 1 Lafayette (tied with 1 in Maine, 1 in New Jersey, 1 in New York, 2 inTexas and 1 in
Virginia)
Red-winged Blackbird 3,005,178 Pine Prairie
Boat-tailed Grackle 4636 Lacassine NWR-Thornwell
Brown-headed Cowbird 2,000,027 Pine Prairie
Orchard Oriole 1 NewOrleans (tied with 2 in California, 1 in Florida and 1 in Washington)


Please let me know of any corrections


Thanks


Marty Floyd
<progne99...>
 

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Date: 11/16/17 12:24 pm
From: Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS in my yard
Labored,
I just saw a ruby-crowned kinglet in my yard, alas it was singing but it was hopping around a blue-headed vireo in my backyard. The vireo was a new yard bird!
Cheers,
Harriett

Harriett Pooler
Baton Rouge

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/16/17 6:06 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] eBird image uploader functioning
For all of those that experienced the temporary server problems with eBird
(most notably uploading images), the issue seems to have been resolved:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40491301

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

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Date: 11/16/17 4:26 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Having Problems with ebird
Jay,

This has been a problem since at least the 13th. They are currently
working on resolving the issue. When you first log in, there has been a
message giving the current status. -jz

On Nov 15, 2017 21:48, "Jay V Huner" <jvh0660...> wrote:

> I am unable to add images to details for recent ebird submissions. There
> is no option for "media". Does anyone know what the problem is?
>
> Jay Huner
>
 

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Date: 11/15/17 7:48 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Having Problems with ebird
I am unable to add images to details for recent ebird submissions. There is no option for "media". Does anyone know what the problem is?

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 11/15/17 6:08 pm
From: Toddy Guidry <guidrys...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Current LA CBCs
All
If anyone would like our latest version of the CBC workbook and input sheet that Erik and I created, just send me an email offlist.
If you are still compiling by hand, this will save you HOURS, we've updated it just about every year.
Every area submits an Excel file with their count data and you simply copy and paste it into the proper column in the master workbook and it handles all the compilations for you.
I'll send you the versions I will use for the Palmetto Island count this year.


Toddy Guidry
<guidrys...>


-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Marty Floyd
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:35 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Current LA CBCs
 

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Date: 11/15/17 2:55 pm
From: Mac Myers <budogmacm...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] more cranes
Here is a LDW&F press release about more Whooping Cranes released--on
Rockefeller Refuge.
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/41644

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Date: 11/15/17 9:35 am
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Current LA CBCs
Here is current list, with compiler address (please let me know of corrections) - as of Nov 15, will send to LOS website once I get final date.














30-Dec

BR

Baton Rouge



Dan Mooney

<dan.mooney...>



15-Dec

BC

Bossier-Caddo (Red River)

Terri Jacobson

<Terri_Jacobson...>



2-Jan

CA

Catahoula NWR



Marty Floyd

<Progne99...>





21-Dec

CB

Claiborne



John Dillon

<kisforkryptonite...>




CR

Creole




Erik Johnson

<ejohnson...>




19-Dec

CW

Crowley




Marty Floyd

<Progne99...>





30-Dec

CL

C'ville-Lecompte



Marty Floyd

<Progne99...>





16-Dec

DA

D'Arbonne



Joan Brown

<bljnbr...>






FP

Fort Polk




Jim Johnson

(limited access)





20-Dec

GI

Grand Isle



Chris Brantley

<chrisbrantley...>



14-Dec

JB

Johnson Bayou



John Whittle

<johnawhittle...>




15-Dec

LT

Lacassine-Thornw



Rob Dobbs

<rcdobbs...>




27-Dec

LA

Lafayette




Erik Johnson

<ejohnson...>




17-Dec

LC

Lake Charles


Irvin Louque

<irvinlouque...>




23-Dec

NA

Nachitoches



Charlie Lyons

<lyon5516...>



16-Dec

NZ

Natchez*




Stratton Bull

<strattonbull...>



29-Dec

NI

New Iberia



Erik Johnson

<ejohnson...>




23-Dec

NO

New Orleans



Glenn Oussett

<goussett...>




26-Dec

NS

Northshore-Slidell



Thomas Trenchard

<trench19...>




2-Jan

PI

Palmetto Island


Toddy Guidry

<guidrys...>





4-Jan

PP

Pine Prairie



Marty Floyd

<Progne99...>





26-Dec

RB

Reser-Bonnet Carre



Melvin Weber

<mweber...>




16-Dec

SA

Sabine NWR



Jeanie Pou

<jeanie.pousson...>



16-Dec

SH

Shreveport



Charlie Lyons

<lyon5516...>



30-Dec

ST

St Tammany



Chris Brantley

<chrisbrantley...>



18-Dec

SC

Sweet Lake-Cam Pr



Samatha Collins

<Scollins...>





30-Dec

TH

Thibodaux


Delaina LeBlanc

<delaina...>





29-Dec

VE

Venice




Robert Purrington

<danny...>





14-Dec

WL

White Lake



Michael Seymour

<mseymour...>






*part of this count is in LA














Marty Floyd
<progne99...>
 

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Date: 11/15/17 7:07 am
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Black Rail - Cameron Parish
LAbirders,

I've received a couple emails letting me know that a post I sent yesterday was either spammed and/or that the link to the photos didn't work.

Bottom line, we're putting together a group to look for BLACK RAILS in coastal Cameron Parish this Saturday evening, from about 5:30pm to 9pm. If anyone would like to join please email me or Justin Lehman (jlehman AT Audubon.org). See below for more details.

We will be conducting these surveys regularly through the winter, so please let me know (off-list) if you would like to be notified about upcoming opportunities to join.

Here's a link to an adult male BLACK RAIL that we banded during a Yellow Rails and Rice Festival field trip:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/131066527@N06/Y0dGec

Cheers,
Erik Johnson
Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Louisiana
National Audubon Society
Baton Rouge, LA
La.audubon.org<http://La.audubon.org>



From: Johnson, Erik
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:53 PM
To: '<LABIRD-L...>' <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Want to help find Black Rails in Cameron Parish?

LAbirders,

As many of you may have heard, a week ago Thursday night a group of Audubon staff and volunteers led a night-time field trip to coastal Cameron Parish as part of the Yellow Rails and Rice Festival. As hoped, but beyond our wildest dreams, we caught and banded an adult male BLACK RAIL. We also flushed several YELLOW RAILS, and caught and banded one of those as well. Here are a few photos:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/131066527@N06/Y0dGec

This officially launches a series of winter surveys that we will be conducting through February to locate and study Black Rails in coastal Louisiana. I am optimistic that there are more out there than we know about, and we have started to hone in on a search image for the right type of habitat. Of 15 sites we surveyed in coastal Louisiana this past summer (mid-May to early July), four of them were occupied by a singing Black Rail.

We welcome your help and participation in these winter surveys! We will be organizing small groups of volunteers to help conduct surveys, which will typically start about 30 minutes after sundown and take ~3 hours to complete. These surveys do require some physical ability to walk on uneven ground through vegetation and patches of standing water (usually not deep), but we will be moving slowly with plenty of opportunities to catch your breath and take a break.

By revisiting certain sites over the course of the winter, we will use banded birds to understand over-winter site-fidelity and potentially survivorship, and feather samples will be used estimate regions of breeding origin.

We are looking for helpers THIS SATURDAY NIGHT (again, in Cameron Parish) to meet around 5:30pm. Please contact Justin Lehman (jlehman AT Audubon.org) off-list if you would like to join. If you would like to hear about future opportunities to help, please contact Justin or me off-list, or sign-up to our email notification list here:
http://eepurl.com/bWgMZv

Cheers,
Erik Johnson
Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Louisiana
National Audubon Society
Baton Rouge, LA
La.audubon.org
 

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Date: 11/14/17 12:00 pm
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Want to help find Black Rails in Cameron Parish?
LAbirders,

As many of you may have heard, a week ago Thursday night a group of Audubon staff and volunteers led a night-time field trip to coastal Cameron Parish as part of the Yellow Rails and Rice Festival. As hoped, but beyond our wildest dreams, we caught and banded an adult male BLACK RAIL. We also flushed several YELLOW RAILS, and caught and banded one of those as well. Here are a few photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/131066527@N06/albums/72157666363933039

This officially launches a series of winter surveys that we will be conducting through February to locate and study Black Rails in coastal Louisiana. I am optimistic that there are more out there than we know about, and we have started to hone in on a search image for the right type of habitat. Of 15 sites we surveyed in coastal Louisiana this past summer (mid-May to early July), four of them were occupied by a singing Black Rail.

We welcome your help and participation in these winter surveys! We will be organizing small groups of volunteers to help conduct surveys, which will typically start about 30 minutes after sundown and take ~3 hours to complete. These surveys do require some physical ability to walk on uneven ground through vegetation and patches of standing water (usually not deep), but we will be moving slowly with plenty of opportunities to catch your breath and take a break.

By revisiting certain sites over the course of the winter, we will use banded birds to understand over-winter site-fidelity and potentially survivorship, and feather samples will be used estimate regions of breeding origin.

We are looking for helpers THIS SATURDAY NIGHT (again, in Cameron Parish) to meet around 5:30pm. Please contact Justin Lehman (jlehman AT Audubon.org) off-list if you would like to join. If you would like to hear about future opportunities to help, please contact Justin or me off-list, or sign-up to our email notification list here:
http://eepurl.com/bWgMZv

Cheers,
Erik Johnson
Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Louisiana
National Audubon Society
Baton Rouge, LA
La.audubon.org
 

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Date: 11/14/17 6:02 am
From: Dave Patton <wdpatton...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Peveto Woods Work Day, Dec 2nd and 3rd
Dear Friends of Peveto,
Peveto Woods Sanctuary near Johnson's Bayou, Cameron Parish, is having a volunteer day to plant trees and fix up things in need of attention. I have grown a bunch of live oaks, tooth ache and honey locus trees that are ready for planting. There are also some small established trees that are completely enshrouded in vines that could use some help. Several trail benches could use some TLC and there is always general clean up along the trails and beach.
I am planning to be there Saturday and Sunday, but still need to work out the details. I am thinking work can start around 10 AM on both days. I will have water and snacks. Bring gloves, shovels, and branch clippers. Dress for the weather, and long pants and boots are always a good idea.
Please send me a note if you are thinking of coming or if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Dave Patton
Baton Rouge Audubon Society
<davepatton122...>
 

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Date: 11/13/17 12:19 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Fair enough!

JD

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 13, 2017, at 2:15 PM, Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> wrote:
>
> I’ve heard them singing and I’m also seeing trees leafing out in beautiful
> spring green that have no business doing so in November!
>
> -Jane Patterson
>
> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 2:08 PM Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
> wrote:
>
>> labirders,
>>
>> I've heard them start singing a few times since they've arrived,
>> including full song yesterday. Seems like I do hear them sing occasionally
>> over the winter, but, yes, more frequently come spring. Lovely sound. : )
>>
>> Jonathan Clark
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 7:28 AM, Jeffrey W. Harris <jwharris30...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hey Louisiana Friends,
>>>
>>> I have heard a couple of Ruby Crowned Kinglets sing the full song during
>>> the last two weeks. I yshally think of the song as an indicator of
>>> spring. They seem to start singing frequently just before northward
>>> migration. I enjoy hearing in November too.
>>>
>>> Jeff Harrjs
>>>
>>> On Nov 13, 2017 7:15 AM, "John Dillon" <kisforkryptonite...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Got out of my truck at work this morning in Webster Parish at 7:00 and
>>>> heard a singlng RCKI in the trees bordering the parking lot. Sang the
>>> full
>>>> song twice as I was getting my stuff out. Anyone else have any November
>>>> singing RCKIs? Don't recall hearing them this time of year.
>>>>
>>>> John Dillon
>>>> Athens, LA
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>
 

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Date: 11/13/17 12:15 pm
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
I’ve heard them singing and I’m also seeing trees leafing out in beautiful
spring green that have no business doing so in November!

-Jane Patterson

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 2:08 PM Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
wrote:

> labirders,
>
> I've heard them start singing a few times since they've arrived,
> including full song yesterday. Seems like I do hear them sing occasionally
> over the winter, but, yes, more frequently come spring. Lovely sound. : )
>
> Jonathan Clark
>
> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 7:28 AM, Jeffrey W. Harris <jwharris30...>
> wrote:
>
> > Hey Louisiana Friends,
> >
> > I have heard a couple of Ruby Crowned Kinglets sing the full song during
> > the last two weeks. I yshally think of the song as an indicator of
> > spring. They seem to start singing frequently just before northward
> > migration. I enjoy hearing in November too.
> >
> > Jeff Harrjs
> >
> > On Nov 13, 2017 7:15 AM, "John Dillon" <kisforkryptonite...>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Got out of my truck at work this morning in Webster Parish at 7:00 and
> > > heard a singlng RCKI in the trees bordering the parking lot. Sang the
> > full
> > > song twice as I was getting my stuff out. Anyone else have any November
> > > singing RCKIs? Don't recall hearing them this time of year.
> > >
> > > John Dillon
> > > Athens, LA
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> >
>
 

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Date: 11/13/17 12:08 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
labirders,

I've heard them start singing a few times since they've arrived,
including full song yesterday. Seems like I do hear them sing occasionally
over the winter, but, yes, more frequently come spring. Lovely sound. : )

Jonathan Clark

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 7:28 AM, Jeffrey W. Harris <jwharris30...>
wrote:

> Hey Louisiana Friends,
>
> I have heard a couple of Ruby Crowned Kinglets sing the full song during
> the last two weeks. I yshally think of the song as an indicator of
> spring. They seem to start singing frequently just before northward
> migration. I enjoy hearing in November too.
>
> Jeff Harrjs
>
> On Nov 13, 2017 7:15 AM, "John Dillon" <kisforkryptonite...> wrote:
>
> > Got out of my truck at work this morning in Webster Parish at 7:00 and
> > heard a singlng RCKI in the trees bordering the parking lot. Sang the
> full
> > song twice as I was getting my stuff out. Anyone else have any November
> > singing RCKIs? Don't recall hearing them this time of year.
> >
> > John Dillon
> > Athens, LA
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
>
 

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Date: 11/13/17 11:19 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Audubon Climate Report: The Future for North American Birds - Doug Meffert - Tues., Nov. 21
*Orleans Audubon Monthly Program*

*Audubon Climate Report: The Future for North American Birds*

*Speaker:* Doug Meffert, Vice President, Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway

*Date:* Tuesday, November 21

*Time:* 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. program

*Location:* Community Church Unitarian Universalist

In the next 50 years, 314 of North American Bird Species will be threatened
due to climate change. Doug Meffert will present the findings of the
National Audubon Society’s analysis of decades of Christmas Bird Count data
and the analysis of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change.

Doug is a vice president of the National Audubon Society and leads the
strategic development and implementation of Audubon’s initiatives on the
Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway. Prior to this post, he was executive
director of Audubon Louisiana where he lead Audubon Louisiana’s programming
including large scale coastal restoration, state coastal master plan
implementation, climate change adaptation, bottomland hardwood conservation
in central and northern Louisiana, urban bird-friendly community
programming, and chapter engagement. In addition, he lead the management of
the Paul J. Rainey Sanctuary, Audubon’s oldest and largest sanctuary
(26,000 acres established in 1924) and he stewards the protection of
Louisiana’s 23 Important Bird Areas.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Community Church Unitarian
Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, is
located in Lakeview, on the southwest corner of Fleur de Lis Drive and 38th
Street.


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

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Date: 11/13/17 9:14 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swainson's Hawk - New Orleans East
Timmy Madere and I just had an adult Swainson's Hawk with four Turkey
Vultures over the old incinerator, 10200 Old Gentily Rd. -j
 

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Date: 11/13/17 8:45 am
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LA CBCs as of 11/13/2017
With White Lake scheduled for the same date I had Crowley - I am moving Crowley to Dec 19.


Let me know if anyone has problems with what I have listed



LA CBCs –DRAFT – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Dec 14 –White Lake
Dec 14 - Johnson Bayou

Dec 15 –Lacassine-Thornwell
Dec 15 –Bossier-Caddo (Red River)
Dec 16 –Sabine
Dec 16 –Shreveport
Dec 16 –D’Arbonne
Dec 17 –Lake Charles
Dec 18 –Sweet Lake-Cameron Prairie
Dec 19 –Crowley
Dec 20 –Grand Isle
Dec 21 –Claiborne
Dec 23 – NewOrleans
Dec 26 –Northshore-Slidell
Dec 26 –Reserve-Bonnet Carre
Dec 29 -Venice
Dec 30 –Cheneyville-Lecompte
Dec 30 – StTammany
Dec 30 -Thibodaux
Dec 30 –Baton Rouge
Jan 02 –Catahoula NWR
Jan 02 –Palmetto Island
Jan 04 –Pine Prairie





Marty Floyd
<progne99...>
 

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Date: 11/13/17 8:10 am
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] RCKI
As I sit at my new domicile waiting for Atmos, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet has broken out into song. Just to add my two cents.

Wendy Rihner
Metairie

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/13/17 6:14 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Dark-eyed Juncos in central Louisiana
Good morning,

Walking up the hill from my pier on Cotile Lake this morning, I spotted two juncos foraging around our storage building.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/13/17 5:28 am
From: Jeffrey W. Harris <jwharris30...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hey Louisiana Friends,

I have heard a couple of Ruby Crowned Kinglets sing the full song during
the last two weeks. I yshally think of the song as an indicator of
spring. They seem to start singing frequently just before northward
migration. I enjoy hearing in November too.

Jeff Harrjs

On Nov 13, 2017 7:15 AM, "John Dillon" <kisforkryptonite...> wrote:

> Got out of my truck at work this morning in Webster Parish at 7:00 and
> heard a singlng RCKI in the trees bordering the parking lot. Sang the full
> song twice as I was getting my stuff out. Anyone else have any November
> singing RCKIs? Don't recall hearing them this time of year.
>
> John Dillon
> Athens, LA
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/13/17 5:24 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Yes, RCKI started arriving in our yard on 10/13. I heard one singing this
past Saturday 11/11. I only heard one full song and then went back to the
jit-jit-jit call. The GCKI arrived on 11/11, so maybe that inspired it to
sing??
Janine Robin
Folsom LA
St Tammany parish

On Nov 13, 2017 7:15 AM, "John Dillon" <kisforkryptonite...> wrote:

> Got out of my truck at work this morning in Webster Parish at 7:00 and
> heard a singlng RCKI in the trees bordering the parking lot. Sang the full
> song twice as I was getting my stuff out. Anyone else have any November
> singing RCKIs? Don't recall hearing them this time of year.
>
> John Dillon
> Athens, LA
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/13/17 5:15 am
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Got out of my truck at work this morning in Webster Parish at 7:00 and heard a singlng RCKI in the trees bordering the parking lot. Sang the full song twice as I was getting my stuff out. Anyone else have any November singing RCKIs? Don't recall hearing them this time of year.

John Dillon
Athens, LA

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/12/17 8:37 pm
From: Charles Lyon <lyon5516...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle 11-11-17
LA-birders,
I was at a meeting in New Orleans these last few days, but was able to get in a Louisiana birding day Saturday 11-11-17.
Ive been the Oklahoma birder this year, but took a break, joined Cathy DiSalvo, and broke away to Grand Isle for the day.
Highlights were were White-tailed Hawk, Western Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Reddish Egret, Merlins and Peregrine,
Marbled Godwits, Piping Plovers, Nelsons Sparrows, and a host of others. It was perfect fall day at a great birding destination.
The lists with a number of embedded photos are below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40442577

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40446054

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40455003

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40447324

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40482233

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40453960

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40454750

We are blessed with numerous outstanding birding sites with tremendous bird diversity in this state and Grand Isle is at the top of the
list.

Charlie Lyon
Shreveport, LA
 

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Date: 11/12/17 6:00 pm
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Birding trip to St. Bernard - Sat., Nov. 18th
*Orleans Audubon Birding Trips*

*St. Bernard* (half day)
*Date:* Saturday, November 18
*Time:* 8:00 a.m.
*Location:* Meet at Hoefer’s gas station on the corner of Paris Rd. and
Judge Perez in Chalmette.
*Leader:* Glenn Ousset (504) 495-4284

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: 11/12/17 12:53 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Black-and-White Warbler, Claiborne Parish
While birding a private farm this morning in the Northern end of Claiborne Parish (literally less than 2 miles as the crow flies from the Arkansas border), I had a Black-and-White Warbler (appeared to be an adult male) foraging low and near a pond. This is the first winter record for Claiborne Parish.

If it continues to stay warm, this is a species that all birders of North LA CBCs should look for. Gerry Click and I had one last winter for the Natchitoches CBC (and Larry Raymond had a Baltimore Oriole!).

Also notable this morning were at least 6 Pine Siskin and at least 110 goldfinch (either flying over or feeding on Sweetgum) and a Virginia Rail and 9 Sedge Wren in the marsh there.

John Dillon
Athens, LA

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/12/17 10:51 am
From: Suzanne Laird <slaird8720...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Juvenile Brown Booby at Poverty Point Reservoir SP
The one I saw flying over Winnsboro about a month ago appeared to be an adult based on the distinct white markings. How exciting that they are in northeast LA now!

Suzanne Laird
Winnsboro, LA

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> On Nov 12, 2017, at 12:33 PM, William Matthews <willie_lilly...> wrote:
>
> LA Bird,
>
> Had what I believe to be juvenile BRBO earlier today at Poverty PointRes. Observed for ~1min in flight. Had trouble trying to keep up with bird w/o crashing but got some passable photos. Lost bird after he flew out over lake and I could not relocate.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40467881 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40467881>
>
> Willie Matthews, Monroe
 

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Date: 11/12/17 10:33 am
From: William Matthews <willie_lilly...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Juvenile Brown Booby at Poverty Point Reservoir SP
LA Bird,

Had what I believe to be juvenile BRBO earlier today at Poverty PointRes. Observed for ~1min in flight. Had trouble trying to keep up with bird w/o crashing but got some passable photos. Lost bird after he flew out over lake and I could not relocate.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40467881 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40467881>

Willie Matthews, Monroe
 

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Date: 11/12/17 9:56 am
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] For eBird users: the Details box
LABIRD eBird users — most LA eBird users are pretty good about this, but there is plenty of room for improvement. Please least skim through this excellent blog post by Tony Leukering and others:

http://cowyebird.blogspot.com/2017/08/ebird-basics-species-comments-box.html?m=1

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

 

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