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Canada Warbler,©Barry Kent Mackay

23 Apr Couch's / tropical Kingbird [william jones ]
22 Apr Cameron Ferry [Kevin Morgan ]
22 Apr Black-legged Kittiwake Broussard beach cameron ["Johnson, Erik" ]
22 Apr Bluebonnet Banding 20-April-2014 [jared wolfe ]
22 Apr Red-headed woodpecker in Coturie in New Orleans this morning [Jody Shugart ]
22 Apr new yard bird [BURLEY PHILLIPS ]
22 Apr Hawking in Louisiana with the Coulsons [thomas finnie ]
21 Apr Birds Bottled up in the Yucatan? [David Muth ]
21 Apr Migrants trickling into/through Central Louisiana - Kincaid Reservoir, Apr 21, 2014 [Jay V Huner ]
21 Apr Great article about LA Birdfest [Claire Thomas ]
21 Apr Yellow-crowned night heron. Covington [janine robin ]
21 Apr Retraction of Blue Bunting sighting [David Courville ]
21 Apr No Subject [John Arvin ]
21 Apr Gray Kingbird [Joan Garvey ]
21 Apr Blue Buntings [David Courville ]
20 Apr Laughing Gulls nr. St. Gabriel ["James V. Remsen, Jr." ]
21 Apr Re: weather primer [Peter H Yaukey ]
21 Apr weather primer [Peter H Yaukey ]
20 Apr photos [dan purrington ]
20 Apr FW: eBird Report - Pearl River WMA--Honey Island Swamp, Apr 20, 2014 [Tom Trenchard ]
20 Apr FW: eBird Report - Bayou Macon WMA, Apr 19, 2014 [Roselie Overby ]
20 Apr No Subject [Elizabeth Wiggins ]
20 Apr easter parade [Bill Fontenot ]
20 Apr No Subject ["Paul E. Conover" ]
19 Apr Re: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/19 [Lizette Wroten ]
19 Apr gray kingbird grand isle [Dobbs ]
19 Apr Folsom/Blackwell Lane backyard 36 species [janine robin ]
19 Apr Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Apr 19, 2014 [Claire Thomas ]
19 Apr Re: New yardbird [Claire Thomas ]
19 Apr Purple Gallinule, Sora, et al. [John Dillon ]
19 Apr Re: New yardbird [Lizette Wroten ]
19 Apr Re: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/19 [Glenn Ousset ]
19 Apr New yardbird [janine robin ]
19 Apr observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/19 [John Arvin ]
18 Apr Whips and Chucks [John Dillon ]
18 Apr American Bittern calling [thomas finnie ]
18 Apr Great Crested Flycatchers ["Jon W. Wise" ]
18 Apr Re: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/18 [Dan Purrington ]
18 Apr observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/18 [John Arvin ]
17 Apr New Orleans City Park Migration Notes [David Muth ]
17 Apr observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/17 [John Arvin ]
17 Apr Re: LOS Spring Meeting [BILL BADDLEY ]
17 Apr Re: LOS Spring Meeting [Malise Prieto ]
17 Apr LOS Spring Meeting [birdlists ]
17 Apr Cinnamon Teal [Chris Brantley ]
17 Apr Mouton Cove and vicinity, Apr 17, 2014 [Michael Musumeche ]
17 Apr images from last night [Peter H Yaukey ]
17 Apr Grand Isle, yesterday (Wed, 4/15) [dan purrington ]
17 Apr Fw: eBird Report - Grand Isle, Apr 16, 2014 [Mary Mehaffey ]
17 Apr Black-throated Blue Warbler--Grand Isle 4/16 [Mary Mehaffey ]
16 Apr FOS Indigo Bunting and Mississippi Kite [Elias ]
16 Apr observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/16 [John Arvin ]
16 Apr YBCU [Stephen Pagans ]
16 Apr YBCU [Christine ]
16 Apr Fwd: eBird Report - Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Apr 16, 2014 [Bill Wood ]
16 Apr Peveto Bird Banding (15-April) [jared wolfe ]
16 Apr Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Apr 16, 2014 [Wendy Rihner ]
16 Apr Re: City Park is alive! [Claire Thomas ]
16 Apr City Park is alive! [Wendy Rihner ]
15 Apr Grand Isle today [Marybeth Lima ]
15 Apr Grand Isle today [Mary Mehaffey ]
15 Apr Re: Our Whooping Cranes have EGGS! [Claire Thomas ]
15 Apr notice to all yahoo subscribers on LABIRD ["James V. Remsen, Jr." ]
15 Apr Re: Junco [Terry Davis ]
15 Apr Cameron Parish, LA, Apr 15, 2014 [Michael Musumeche ]
15 Apr Junco [John Dillon ]
15 Apr Our Whooping Cranes have EGGS! [Jane Patterson ]
15 Apr Migrants in Baton Rouge [Winston and Linda Caillouet ]
15 Apr Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration list ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
15 Apr Outlaw Kingfishers [Kelby Ouchley ]
15 Apr Re: Indigo Bunting Fallout on Chase Court, Mandeville [Malise Prieto ]
15 Apr Two Mississippi Kite in Rayne [Donna Bordelon ]
14 Apr Re: Bad Day at Black Rock??? - Tentative list for Cameron Trip 4/11/14 list [Gary Meyers ]
14 Apr Fwd: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April 2014 ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
14 Apr Re: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April 2014 ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
14 Apr Re: FOS Mississippi Kite [Christine ]

Subject: Couch's / tropical Kingbird
From: william jones <defrog AT CAMTEL.NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:46:14 GMT
There is a Couch's / Tropical Kingbird on Mae's Beach road in Cameron Parish at 
the end of the road on the beach. Was on the fence of the camp there and then 
on the brush east of the camp next to the beach. 

 Billy
Subject: Cameron Ferry
From: Kevin Morgan <cowboyinbrla AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:08:25 -0500
LABIRDers -

One of the myriad things I get at work are updates from DOTD on road and
other infrastructure closures, both major and minor. Twice this week I've
gotten notices about the Cameron Ferry going down for maintenance (most of
Monday, and again Tuesday at midnight for a few hours). Can't speak to
additional plans for repairs, but LOS weekenders should be prepared for
possibly other delays. If I hear of any further announcements for the next
few weeks I'll let the list know.

Kevin Morgan
Baton Rouge
Subject: Black-legged Kittiwake Broussard beach cameron
From: "Johnson, Erik" <ejohnson AT AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:42:43 +0000
Found by Molly Richard, Patti Holland, and Angela Trahan a few minutes ago. 
Loafing on the beach. I'm not over there but they sent me photos and it looks 
good! 


Erik Johnson

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Bluebonnet Banding 20-April-2014
From: jared wolfe <jdwolfe80 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:32:44 -0700
BLUEBONNET SWAMP BANDING 20-APRIL-2014

Bird banding this past Sunday at Bluebonnet Swamp was epic.We recruited 10 
volunteers to operate 37 nets at the swamp during the heart ofspring 
migration. We subsequently broke our Bluebonnet banding record with 
179captures representing 23 species. Our most common capture was Indigo 
Bunting(59 individuals). We also audio-visually documented 57 species. Check 
out ourfacebook page for some highlight photos from the day 
(www.facebook.com/labirdobservatory) 


Happy Birding!

--
Jared Wolfe, MSc

PhD Candidate
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Subject: Red-headed woodpecker in Coturie in New Orleans this morning
From: Jody Shugart <jodyshugart AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:52:26 -0500
I saw a red-headed woodpecker in Coturie around 8:15am this morning.  It
was just hanging out in the trees (pecan?) off of Harrison Avenue near the
eastern entrance to the woods where the yellow gate blocks the gravel road.
 eBird listed it as rare, so I thought some of you may need it for Orleans
Parish.  It was very calm and allowed me to take lots of pictures.
​

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/LmlgoL474Hn6d-fNZA7-i9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink 


-- 
Jody Shugart
985-237-5091 (cell)
Subject: new yard bird
From: BURLEY PHILLIPS <bcphil315 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:00:37 -0700
A male Blue Grosbeak, new yard bird.


Not a yard bird but have been seeing a few Scissor-tailed Flycatchers off and 
on the past several days. 



Carolyn Phillips
Belcher, LA
Subject: Hawking in Louisiana with the Coulsons
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:10:08 -0500
 Labirders,
It has been a pleasure meeting many nice, generous and talented bird lovers
in our state over the past five years. Dr. Jennifer and Tom Coulson
certainly fall into that category. My brother-in-law and I accompanied them
on a Hawking Hunt for Swamp Rabbits earlier this year and what an amazing
adventure it was. We came back with some great pictures and a good time was
had by all.
Pictures and story at http://tfinnie.blogspot.com/
Hope you enjoy the story and pictures.
Best, :)
Tom
Subject: Birds Bottled up in the Yucatan?
From: David Muth <MuthD AT NWF.ORG>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:47:41 -0400
Labird:

I have been checking the Wind Map daily since Friday, April 11.

http://earth.nullschool.net/

 I know this is a new tool, and perhaps what I'm seeing is not unusual. But I 
have not seen a single day in that period when the northern Yucatan experienced 
anything like south winds. The closest the north coast has come is maybe a 
couple of degrees south of East (I'm not even sure that is true). But nothing 
remotely approaching a tailwind for a trans-gulf flight. On most days, and, 
importantly, most evenings, the wind there has been decidedly northerly. It is 
northerly tonight. 


If conventional wisdom is true, there should be a lot of migrants piling up in 
the northern Yucatan waiting for a chance to cross the Gulf. Observations on 
the ground in southeast Louisiana don't contradict this. I'd even suggest that 
the promising numbers of birds seen over the weekend north of Lk. 
Pontchartrain, and the moderate numbers south, indicate birds heldover from the 
last pulse, or perhaps even birds shifted eastward from a northerly flight over 
eastern Florida, which unlike us has experienced a few days of southerly flow. 
Such a flight would have originated in the Caribbean or Central Americas, not 
the Yucatan. 


If that interpretation is correct, the next south wind should bring a ton of 
birds--we are at the height of passerine migration volume. If that should 
coincide with a frontal passage, somewhere might see one heck of a fall-out. 
But given the potential volume of birds, coastal areas might do alright whether 
the migrants encounter adverse weather or not. 


The next gale that sweeps from the north looks like 24-72 hours away, depending 
on what part of the coast you call home. 


David Muth
New Orleans
Subject: Migrants trickling into/through Central Louisiana - Kincaid Reservoir, Apr 21, 2014
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:28:53 -0500
Went to Kincaid today in the hopes of finding a year Painted Bunting as there 
several nest along the riparian area below the dam. No luck on the bunting but 
did locate year Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Dickcissel, and Baltimore Oriole. 30-40 
birds is a good 2 hour trip to the Kincaid dam area. Good to find Blue 
Grosbeaks and Indigo Buntings. ebird flagged the Yellow-rumped Warblers. Nice 
to find a few scaup. And, the loon was the first I've recorded at Kincaid for 
the 13-14 winter season. I visited regularly looking for odd ducks and grebes 
during the winter. 


Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: piku1 AT suddenlink.net
To: jvh0660 AT louisiana.edu
Sent: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:17:19 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: eBird Report - Kincaid Reservoir, Apr 21, 2014

---- do-not-reply AT ebird.org wrote: 
> Kincaid Reservoir, Rapides, US-LA
> Apr 21, 2014 9:05 AM - 11:10 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     Birding the dam accessed from Tunk's Cypress Inn off LA 28 W.
> 34 species
> 
> Lesser Scaup  25
> Ruddy Duck  1
> Common Loon  1
> Pied-billed Grebe  1
> Great Egret  1
> Black Vulture  3
> American Coot  4
> Spotted Sandpiper  1
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
> Great Crested Flycatcher  1
> Eastern Kingbird  1
> White-eyed Vireo  2
> Blue Jay  8
> American Crow  5
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow  4
> Barn Swallow  8
> Cliff Swallow  6
> Tufted Titmouse  3
> Carolina Wren  1
> Northern Mockingbird  2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 7 A flock of 7 birds counted by 1s responded to screech 
owl playback. Birds were molting from winter to breeding plumage. 

> Chipping Sparrow  1
> Savannah Sparrow  6
> White-throated Sparrow  9
> Northern Cardinal  12
> Blue Grosbeak  6
> Indigo Bunting  6
> Dickcissel  2
> Red-winged Blackbird  7
> Common Grackle  7
> Orchard Oriole  2
> Baltimore Oriole  1
> American Goldfinch  7
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17997744 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Great article about LA Birdfest
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:23:46 -0500
http://www.nola.com/community/st-tammany/index.ssf/2014/04/did_you_see_that_hearts_of_bir.html 


Claire Thomas
claire AT clairedthomas.com
Subject: Yellow-crowned night heron. Covington
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:32:20 -0500
Hi,
If anyone in west St Tammany needs or would just like to see a
Yellow-crowned night heron, there is one next to Lowes store in Covington.
In the
low area in the middle of the field is a temporary pond. You can see it
clearly from the store parking lot. Seem at 1045 this morning.
Janine
Subject: Retraction of Blue Bunting sighting
From: David Courville <dcarch AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:15:14 -0500
Dear all,

I've been educated this morning in bird identification.
What I reported as Blue Buntings were actually Blue Grosbeaks.  
Didn't flip enough pages...

Pics of birds are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/113654864 AT N04/sets/72157644232138753/


David Courville
Subject: No Subject
From: John Arvin <jarvin AT GCBO.ORG>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:44:27 -0500
The Easter weekend was given good reviews at Brownsville and Corpus Christi 
with no particular weather trigger. The winds today look good in that area 
again. There are migrants on the move from Brownsville to Houston but not 
yet to any extent east of Houston. The flight seems to be sticking parallel 
to the coast line for now although Brownsville is starting to show the 
"donut" signature of overflying birds. Looks like another medium to good 
day.

John C. Arvin
 Research Associate
 Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
 103 West Hwy 332
 Lake Jackson, TX 77566
 jarvin AT gcbo.org
 www.gcbo.org

 Austin, Texas
Subject: Gray Kingbird
From: Joan Garvey <joanjimmyanselmo AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:42:51 -0500
Present on beach side of hwy at Willow Lane beach access on Grand Isle.

Joan Garvey

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Blue Buntings
From: David Courville <dcarch AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:18:29 -0500
It's been a week of buntings here in SW St. Martin. Notable yard birds included 
22 or so Indigo Buntings, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a pair of Yellow-billed 
Cuckoos, and a pair of Blue Buntings. 


David Courville
Subject: Laughing Gulls nr. St. Gabriel
From: "James V. Remsen, Jr." <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:51:04 -0500
LABIRD: a surprise this morning was a flock of a dozen nosiy Laughing Gulls 
headed N right over the trees at my place nr. St. Gabriel, all in high breeding 
plumage. Where we they going? off to found a new colony on some unknown inland 
sea??? 


Like Paul C., I also saw a batch of Mississippi Kites, 27 in view at once, ca. 
40 altogether, moving E. With them was a Swallow-tailed Kite. Also in the air 
was a kettle of 13 Anhingas and a flock of 30 White Pelicans (getting late). On 
the ground, nothing really unusual, and mostly warbler-less except for 1 
heartbreaker -- a singing warbler heard about 10 times that I could never see 
to verify, but the song matched BT Blue. What a great day to be outside. 


Gory details: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17975379


=================
Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najamesLSU.edu
Subject: Re: weather primer
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey AT UNO.EDU>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:20:55 +0000
Everyone- I accidentally transposed two letters. The blog is 
birdingneworleans.blogspot.com. 


PY
________________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
[LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] on behalf of Peter H Yaukey [PYaukey AT UNO.EDU] 

Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:11 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] weather primer

For anyone interested, I have posted a primer on how to play the weather 
conditions in spring to predict fallouts in coastal Louisiana, on my blog. 
Conventional wisdom- but maybe new to some. 


My blog is at birdingnewolreans.blogspot.com.

Good birding,

Peter Yaukey
Subject: weather primer
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey AT UNO.EDU>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:11:46 +0000
For anyone interested, I have posted a primer on how to play the weather 
conditions in spring to predict fallouts in coastal Louisiana, on my blog. 
Conventional wisdom- but maybe new to some. 


My blog is at birdingnewolreans.blogspot.com.

Good birding, 

Peter Yaukey
Subject: photos
From: dan purrington <oceanites1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:54:42 -0500
For the interested, I've posted some images from Grand Isle from the last
couple of weeks.  Nothing great, but at least I captured a male Cerulean,
if not particularly well.  Enjoy.  I meant to post some whimbrel photos,
but will later.  Let's hope for weather, but.....

Dan Purrington
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Pearl River WMA--Honey Island Swamp, Apr 20, 2014
From: Tom Trenchard <trench19 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:44:46 -0500
LaBirders,
 
On a rescue mission to save a little kitty at Honey Island Swamp, I stuck 
around and birded for a couple of hours.  Highlight was Cerulean Warbler.
 
Many thanks to Rosemary Seidler for helping me rescue the little cat.  She
arrived after I was pretty much done with birding the area, so I don't have
her as an observer.  Details below. 

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

> Pearl River WMA--Honey Island Swamp, St. Tammany, US-LA
> Apr 20, 2014 11:35 AM - 2:05 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.1 mile(s)
> Comments: Parking area and short distance down Old US Hwy 11. Primarily went 
to rescue an abandoned kitty. Clear, 70s, light breeze, low humidity. 

> 42 species (+1 other taxa)
> 
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Great Egret  3
> Black Vulture  4
> Turkey Vulture  2
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
> Mourning Dove  1
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
> Barred Owl  2     calling to each other.
> Chimney Swift  1
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> Downy Woodpecker  1
> Pileated Woodpecker  2
> Great Crested Flycatcher  1
> White-eyed Vireo  6
> Red-eyed Vireo  4
> Blue Jay  2
> American Crow  2
> Fish Crow  2
> Barn Swallow  10
> Cliff Swallow  5
> Carolina Chickadee  1
> Tufted Titmouse  1
> Carolina Wren  4
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
> Wood Thrush  2
> Gray Catbird  1
> Brown Thrasher  1
> Louisiana/Northern Waterthrush  1
> Prothonotary Warbler  4
> Swainson's Warbler  4
> Kentucky Warbler  2
> Hooded Warbler  4
> Cerulean Warbler 1 adult male; came very close (within 15') responding to 
song. 

> Northern Parula  3
> Prairie Warbler  1
> Yellow-breasted Chat  1
> Scarlet Tanager  1
> Northern Cardinal  8
> Indigo Bunting  20
> Red-winged Blackbird  1
> Common Grackle  4
> Orchard Oriole  1
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17981909 

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

 		 	   		  
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Bayou Macon WMA, Apr 19, 2014
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:05:43 -0500
This is from my Saturday morning walk and looks similar to reports that I
saw from S. LA.  11 species of warbler, Scarlet Tanagers, and one Wild
Turkey that survived last weekend's hunt.  Not bad for my neck-of-the-woods.
Details below.

I walked on family property this morning and didn't find one warbler, but I
did see a Blue-headed Vireo.
Roselie Overby


Bayou Macon WMA, East Carroll, US-LA
Apr 19, 2014 7:50 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     I walked the trail south of the main parking lot off Hwy 2.
Clear skies, 60s.
41 species

Wild Turkey  1     heard gobbling one week after a lottery turkey hunt here
Turkey Vulture  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Barred Owl  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
White-eyed Vireo  12
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  6
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  12
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Gray Catbird  2
Blue-winged Warbler  5
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Prothonotary Warbler  3
Tennessee Warbler  5
Kentucky Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Hooded Warbler  1
Northern Parula  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Savannah Sparrow  2     on gravel parking lot
White-throated Sparrow  11
Summer Tanager  5
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  10
Indigo Bunting  18
Red-winged Blackbird  90     high in trees apparently feeding
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
Orchard Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  5

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17982166

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: No Subject
From: Elizabeth Wiggins <macbethie AT ME.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:48:46 -0500
Paul/LABIRD, saw 10 MS Kites circling over my Mom's house in Ville Platte 
Friday evening. 


Beth Wiggins
Metairie, LA

Sent from Bethie's iPhone 5S

> On Apr 20, 2014, at 12:32 PM, "Paul E. Conover"  
wrote: 

> 
> 
> Labird,
> Outside lunch, nice side dish of 47 Mississippi Kites circling overhead. 
Coming soon to a sky near you. 

> 
> Paul Conover
> Lafayette
> 
> My thumbs can't spell; excuse errors.
Subject: easter parade
From: Bill Fontenot <natrldlite AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:30:15 +0000
nice stream of migrant songbirds rolling thru Lafayette now…….just now 
(noonish sunday), we got chat, gcfly, catbird, tewa rolling thru our backyard 
in north Lafayette parish……… 



bill fontenot

lower prairie basse

upper Lafayette parish, la.









From: Paul Conover
Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎April‎ ‎20‎, ‎2014 ‎12‎:‎32‎ ‎PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU






Labird,
 Outside lunch, nice side dish of 47 Mississippi Kites circling overhead. 
Coming soon to a sky near you. 


Paul Conover
Lafayette

My thumbs can't spell; excuse errors.
Subject: No Subject
From: "Paul E. Conover" <zoiseaux AT LUSFIBER.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:32:36 -0500
Labird,
      Outside lunch, nice side dish of 47 Mississippi Kites circling 
overhead. Coming soon to a sky near you. 


Paul Conover
Lafayette

My thumbs can't spell; excuse errors.
Subject: Re: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/19
From: Lizette Wroten <lkwroten AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:49:37 -0700
Glenn, Labird, similar situation here in Harahan in that there have not been 
large numbers of any individual species. There were definitely new arrivals 
yesterday and today though, in the form of Yellow, Cerulean and Black-throated 
Green Warblers. Also seemed to be an increase in the number ofTennessee 
Warblers hanging out with the Orchard Orioles in the Bottlebrushes....didn't 
know they had such "sweet teeth." 

I put some photos of some of this spring's yard migrants in a flickr folder if 
anybody's interested; 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/89510826 AT N05/sets/72157644165390165/ 


Lizette Wroten
Harahan, La.

On Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:26 AM, Glenn Ousset  
wrote: 

 
John, Labird: There were some passerine migrants at City Park in New Orleans 
yesterday. I don 't know which were new arrivals and there weren't many 
individuals of most species, but we had the following species: vireos 4, 
thrushes 2, thrashers 2 ( missed mockingbird ! ), warblers 10, tanagers 1, 
bunting-grosbeaks 4. 

Glenn Ousset
Sent from my iPhone


> On Apr 19, 2014, at 9:24 AM, John Arvin  wrote:
> 
> As near as I can tell yesterday's low pressure area that moved eastward 
> along the northern Gulf coast was purely an interesting meteorological 
> event without a corresponding ornithological component. Southern Louisiana 
> to the Florida panhandle got a good soaking but with water, not birds (if 
> I'm wrong about this please please correct me; it is hard sometimes to pick 
> up on small scale movements of migrating birds when you are depending on 
> random posts on list servers). What bird movement I saw on NEXRAD through 
> the day seemed to be flocks of large-bodied birds such as herons and ibis 
> and perhaps Franklin's Gulls and late waterfowl like whistling-ducks and 
> Blue-winged Teal, not passerines.The wind map is fascinating but its value 
> in forecasting the movements of migrants remains to be seen although the 
> potential seems high. Today there seems to be a relatively heavy movement 
> at all stations except New Orleans which may still be feeling the effects 
> of the low although it is along the coast of South Carolina. The bird 
> movement is earlier than usual and the weekend looks to be an interesting 
> one, especially along the south Texas coast.
> 
> John C. Arvin
> Research Associate
> Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
> 103 West Hwy 332
> Lake Jackson, TX 77566
> jarvin AT gcbo.org
> www.gcbo.org
> 
> Austin, Texas
Subject: gray kingbird grand isle
From: Dobbs <dntdobbs AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:49:10 -0500
I spent most of Good Friday at Grand Isle birding. The highlight was a gray 
kingbird in the heavy brush on the highway side of the beach dunes. The bird 
was at the public beach access area pretty much opposite the white water tower 
just before the Exxon fields. Light gray back and head, light underneath and a 
heavy black bill. I was close enough but not quick enough to get a picture. The 
woods were moderately active early with leftovers but by 11 am most everything 
was gone. I spent 2 and a half hours after noon and except for several wood 
thrush and catbirds all I could find was 1 parula, 1 yellow billed cuckoo, and 
heard a great crested flycatcher. Sorry for the lateness of this post. Danny 
Dobbs 

Subject: Folsom/Blackwell Lane backyard 36 species
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:47:09 -0500
​Hello,
I entered a list today since the yard was quite birdy and to, of course,
have a record of my very first Cerulean for the yard. See link below if you
have an interest in seeing the list.
Best,
Janine

 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S17970945
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Apr 19, 2014
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:12:18 -0500
I noticed some discussion about what birds were where today so heres my list 
from City Park. Not a bad day really. 


Claire Thomas
claire AT clairedthomas.com



Begin forwarded message:

> From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org
> Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Apr 19, 2014
> Date: April 19, 2014 at 5:06:58 PM CDT
> To: claire AT clairedthomas.com
> 
> City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, US-LA
> Apr 19, 2014 8:09 AM - 12:54 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 4.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Started out alone and met up with Mark of City Park leading a group 
of birders and Joan Garvey. Stayed mostly under the oak grove at the back of 
Couturie where we saw most of the warblers and the EASOs. I hit Scout Island 
briefly on my way out. 
Submitted from BirdLog World for iOS, version 1.7.1 > 60 species (+1 other taxa) > > Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1 Female with 12 young. > Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 2 > Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 2 > Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 3 > Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 9 > Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 4 > Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 3 > Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 7 > Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1 > Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 2 > Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 2 > American Coot (Fulica americana) 1 > Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 6 > Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) 1 > Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 7 > Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 2 > Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) 2 Heard 2 calling in large oak grove in the back. Found one of the two sitting in the thick underbrush below the oaks. > Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 3 > Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2 > Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3 > Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2 > Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1 > Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 6 > Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 12 > Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) 2 Scout Island > White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 6 > Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 1 > Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3 > Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 8 > American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 6 > Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 1 > crow sp. (Corvus sp. (crow sp.)) 1 > Purple Martin (Progne subis) 7 > Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 8 > Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 6 > Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3 > Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3 > Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1 > Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1 > Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1 > Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 4 > Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 5 > Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1 > Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) 2 > Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 2 > Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 1 > Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 2 > Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) 3 > Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 4 > Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) 2 Very nice looks at an adult male. > Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 1 > White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 5 > Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 3 > Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 4 > Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5 > Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 2 > Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 12 > Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 35 > Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 4 > Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 6 > Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) 3 > > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17962730 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: New yardbird
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:07:35 -0500
City Park as well.

Claire Thomas
claire AT clairedthomas.com



On Apr 19, 2014, at 10:07 AM, janine robin  wrote:

> Just saw a Cerulean warbler in an oak tree in the backyard.....WOW!
> Janine
> 
> Folsom, St Tammany pariah
Subject: Purple Gallinule, Sora, et al.
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:33:14 -0500
Gerry Click and I took ULM grad student Matthew Herron birding this morning at 
Lazarre Park in West Monroe and Black Bayou NWR in Monroe. Had a good day with 
nearly 70 species total. Noteworthy species include: 


1 Purple Gallinule BBNWR
3 Sora BBNWR
2 Bald Eagles (1 ad, 1 subad)
4 Warbling Vireo
2 Wood Thrush
2 Tennessee Warbler
3 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
6 Swamp Sparrow

John Dillon


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: New yardbird
From: Lizette Wroten <lkwroten AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:39:20 -0700
Janine, must be an invasion! I had one here yesterday and two 
today....WooHooo!!! 


Lizette Wroten
Harahan, La.
On Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:07 AM, janine robin  
wrote: 

 
Just saw a Cerulean warbler in an oak tree in the backyard.....WOW!
Janine

Folsom, St Tammany pariah
Subject: Re: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/19
From: Glenn Ousset <gousset AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:29:15 -0500
John, Labird: There were some passerine migrants at City Park in New Orleans 
yesterday. I don 't know which were new arrivals and there weren't many 
individuals of most species, but we had the following species: vireos 4, 
thrushes 2, thrashers 2 ( missed mockingbird ! ), warblers 10, tanagers 1, 
bunting-grosbeaks 4. 

Glenn Ousset
Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 19, 2014, at 9:24 AM, John Arvin  wrote:
> 
> As near as I can tell yesterday's low pressure area that moved eastward 
> along the northern Gulf coast was purely an interesting meteorological 
> event without a corresponding ornithological component. Southern Louisiana 
> to the Florida panhandle got a good soaking but with water, not birds (if 
> I'm wrong about this please please correct me; it is hard sometimes to pick 
> up on small scale movements of migrating birds when you are depending on 
> random posts on list servers). What bird movement I saw on NEXRAD through 
> the day seemed to be flocks of large-bodied birds such as herons and ibis 
> and perhaps Franklin's Gulls and late waterfowl like whistling-ducks and 
> Blue-winged Teal, not passerines.The wind map is fascinating but its value 
> in forecasting the movements of migrants remains to be seen although the 
> potential seems high. Today there seems to be a relatively heavy movement 
> at all stations except New Orleans which may still be feeling the effects 
> of the low although it is along the coast of South Carolina. The bird 
> movement is earlier than usual and the weekend looks to be an interesting 
> one, especially along the south Texas coast.
> 
> John C. Arvin
> Research Associate
> Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
> 103 West Hwy 332
> Lake Jackson, TX 77566
> jarvin AT gcbo.org
> www.gcbo.org
> 
> Austin, Texas
Subject: New yardbird
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:07:03 -0500
Just saw a Cerulean warbler in an oak tree in the backyard.....WOW!
Janine

Folsom, St Tammany pariah
Subject: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/19
From: John Arvin <jarvin AT GCBO.ORG>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:24:22 -0500
As near as I can tell yesterday's low pressure area that moved eastward 
along the northern Gulf coast was purely an interesting meteorological 
event without a corresponding ornithological component. Southern Louisiana 
to the Florida panhandle got a good soaking but with water, not birds (if 
I'm wrong about this please please correct me; it is hard sometimes to pick 
up on small scale movements of migrating birds when you are depending on 
random posts on list servers). What bird movement I saw on NEXRAD through 
the day seemed to be flocks of large-bodied birds such as herons and ibis 
and perhaps Franklin's Gulls and late waterfowl like whistling-ducks and 
Blue-winged Teal, not passerines.The wind map is fascinating but its value 
in forecasting the movements of migrants remains to be seen although the 
potential seems high. Today there seems to be a relatively heavy movement 
at all stations except New Orleans which may still be feeling the effects 
of the low although it is along the coast of South Carolina. The bird 
movement is earlier than usual and the weekend looks to be an interesting 
one, especially along the south Texas coast.

John C. Arvin
 Research Associate
 Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
 103 West Hwy 332
 Lake Jackson, TX 77566
 jarvin AT gcbo.org
 www.gcbo.org

 Austin, Texas
Subject: Whips and Chucks
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:09:50 -0500
There really aren't that many records of migrating Whips in North Louisiana, 
which is odd to me because their breeding grounds are only about 3 hours north 
of where I am in Claiborne Parish. But all the records I could on eBird find 
outside river bottoms were in deep woods. I've looked for them a couple times 
this month with no luck, so tonight I went to the thickest woods close to me 
with a road through them, which also happens to be where I did weekly Chuck 
counts from April to September about 3 years ago. 


Total score! 3 Whips in 2.0 miles! Parish record and a very happy birder. All 
too far for recordings, but I tried. Also had 12 Chucks. 


John Dillon
Athens, LA

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: American Bittern calling
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:29:16 -0500
There was an American Bittern calling at the Sabine Wetland Walkway this
afternoon. It was heard from the lookout structure by the parking lot. It
was approximately 100 yards down the canal. The (territorial) call was
hilarious..

There were Summer Tanagers, Scarlet Tanagers, Rose=breasted Grosbeaks,
Indigo Buntings, and Orchard Orioles at the Wetland Walkway.

Even with a north wind Peveto was desolate this afternoon. I saw a
Swainson's Thrush, B/W Warbler, Hooded Warbler, RB Grosbeak, Orchard
Orioles, YB Cuckoo and a Lesser Nighthawk.

Best,
Tom
Subject: Great Crested Flycatchers
From: "Jon W. Wise" <jwise AT FRFIRM.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:01:40 -0500
Two beauties in my backyard in Metairie right now.

Jon W. Wise

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Subject: Re: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/18
From: Dan Purrington <oceanites1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:13 -0500
John, I think you have persuaded mr to take off for the coast (even though off 
-shore rain didn't hit GI until about 4. Sure would like hear from someone 
already there. 


Dan Purrington

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 18, 2014, at 10:22 AM, John Arvin  wrote:
> 
> The Wind Map (http://earth.nullschool.net ) shows a very tight low pressure 
> center just off the mouths of the Mississippi River. This is causing a wind 
> field from NE to SW over the northern Gulf, not a particularly auspicious 
> situation for trans-Gulf migration but an interesting one. I am waiting to 
> see what this does to migrating birds like everyone else because it is a 
> somewhat unusual scenario. The pressure gradient at New Orleans is tight 
> due to the closeness of the low making for a brisk breeze ENE at 23 
> slacking to N at 2 knots and ESE at 3 at Brownsville and Corpus 
> respectively. It is quite rare to see upper air currents at such low 
> velocities on the southern Texas coast. It would appear that birds might be 
> deflected from the northern Gulf coast to southern Texas but the wind 
> speeds make that theory iffy. We must wait and see. Whatever happens it 
> will be interesting.
> 
> John C. Arvin
> Research Associate
> Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
> 103 West Hwy 332
> Lake Jackson, TX 77566
> jarvin AT gcbo.org
> www.gcbo.org
> 
> Austin, Texas
Subject: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/18
From: John Arvin <jarvin AT GCBO.ORG>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:22:06 -0500
The Wind Map (http://earth.nullschool.net ) shows a very tight low pressure 
center just off the mouths of the Mississippi River. This is causing a wind 
field from NE to SW over the northern Gulf, not a particularly auspicious 
situation for trans-Gulf migration but an interesting one. I am waiting to 
see what this does to migrating birds like everyone else because it is a 
somewhat unusual scenario. The pressure gradient at New Orleans is tight 
due to the closeness of the low making for a brisk breeze ENE at 23 
slacking to N at 2 knots and ESE at 3 at Brownsville and Corpus 
respectively. It is quite rare to see upper air currents at such low 
velocities on the southern Texas coast. It would appear that birds might be 
deflected from the northern Gulf coast to southern Texas but the wind 
speeds make that theory iffy. We must wait and see. Whatever happens it 
will be interesting.

John C. Arvin
 Research Associate
 Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
 103 West Hwy 332
 Lake Jackson, TX 77566
 jarvin AT gcbo.org
 www.gcbo.org

 Austin, Texas
Subject: New Orleans City Park Migration Notes
From: David Muth <MuthD AT NWF.ORG>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:45:00 -0400
Labird:

What an interesting week. After the late afternoon storm and downpour Monday (I 
had 1.5 inches), I hoped City Park, New Orleans would be good Tuesday morning. 
In the event, it was pretty lackluster--not dead, but no excitement. 


The one remarkable bird was a Swainson's Hawk, circling high overhead in the 
strong blustery winds against a cloudy sky, heading vaguely ssw. Where did it 
come from and where was it going? A returnee from Florida swept up in the north 
winds? I don't have a clue. 


As any of you noted by looking at the wind maps, by Tuesday mid-day north winds 
dominated the Gulf from north to south and east to west--even spilling over the 
Isthmus of Tehuantepec into the Pacific--seemingly no chance of a successful 
flight, and any bird that did make would be struggling to come in low and land 
in the first coastal woodlot, not well inland in City Park. Right? 


Wrong, obviously. Grand Isle was near dead, and we hear City Park was hopping. 
Where did the City Park birds come from between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings? 


This morning City Park was good, but not great. I had 12 species of warbler, 
including Blackburnian and Cerulean, and I know of 2 others I missed, including 
a Golden-winged. But the total number of migrants was low. 


David Muth
New Orleans
Subject: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/17
From: John Arvin <jarvin AT GCBO.ORG>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:44:07 -0500
Upper winds are SE across the western Gulf coast in the 15 knot range. 
Light flights of trans-Gulf migrants are visible just off the coast at 
Brownsville, Corpus, Houston, and way west of Lake Charles where much of 
the flight may be obscured by precipitation echoes, and New Orleans where 
incoming birds are coming from the SE across the Chandeleurs and the Houma 
area. There are widely scattered showers all along the coast which may 
influence arriving migrants to land on the coast.

John C. Arvin
 Research Associate
 Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
 103 West Hwy 332
 Lake Jackson, TX 77566
 jarvin AT gcbo.org
 www.gcbo.org

 Austin, Texas
Subject: Re: LOS Spring Meeting
From: BILL BADDLEY <bilbad AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:17:48 -0500
 I plan to attend.Thanks


On Apr 17, 2014, at 2:01 PM, birdlists  wrote:

> Final call for Registration for the buffet on Saturday night. I need to give 
a number to the caterer tomorrow, so please let me know if plan to attend. 

> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Judith O'Neale
> Lafayette
Subject: Re: LOS Spring Meeting
From: Malise Prieto <madameclerk AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:05:55 -0700
Thank you but we aregoing to look for some local (Cajun)food! 
Malise Prieto 
Mandeville, LA



 

________________________________
 From: birdlists 
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU 
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:01 PM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS Spring Meeting
  

Final call for Registration for the buffet on Saturday night. I need to give a 
number to the caterer tomorrow, so please let me know if plan to attend. 


Thanks,

Judith O'Neale
Lafayette
Subject: LOS Spring Meeting
From: birdlists <birdlists AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:01:29 -0500
Final call for Registration for the buffet on Saturday night. I need to give a 
number to the caterer tomorrow, so please let me know if plan to attend. 


Thanks,

Judith O'Neale
Lafayette
Subject: Cinnamon Teal
From: Chris Brantley <chrisbrantley AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:01:07 -0500
Bonnet Carre Spillway Forebay near Mississippi River on Norco side.

Chris Brantley
Bonnet Carre Spillway
Subject: Mouton Cove and vicinity, Apr 17, 2014
From: Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:42:20 -0500
LaBirders,

I birded the Mouton Cove area this morning which includes rice/crawfish 
fields and the nearby riparian areas of the Vermilion River.

Mike

Mouton Cove and vicinity, Vermilion, US-LA
Apr 17, 2014 8:15 AM - 12:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
12.0 mile(s)
71 species (+1 other taxa)

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 


Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  575     Counted by 10s as they sat on a 
rice/crawfish levee'.
Fulvous Whistling-Duck  155
Wood Duck  1
Gadwall  7
Mallard (Domestic type)  2
Mottled Duck  7
Blue-winged Teal  251
Neotropic Cormorant  11
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  22
Snowy Egret  5
Little Blue Heron  1
Cattle Egret  121
Green Heron  1
White-faced Ibis  23
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  2
Black-necked Stilt  6
Black-bellied Plover  3
Semipalmated Plover  15
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  4
Lesser Yellowlegs  23
Whimbrel  4
Laughing Gull  8
Ring-billed Gull  12
Gull-billed Tern  11
Forster's Tern  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  12
Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
Mourning Dove  6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  8
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Loggerhead Shrike  5
White-eyed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  8
Fish Crow  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Purple Martin  20
Tree Swallow  23
Barn Swallow  64
Tufted Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren  8
Eastern Bluebird  4
Hermit Thrush  1     Thrush with spotted upper breast, rufous wings and 
tail, constantly flicked wings and tail, photos.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/117923878 AT N03/13890749921/

Wood Thrush  1
Gray Catbird  10
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  7
European Starling  12
Kentucky Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Savannah Sparrow  35
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  10
Northern Cardinal  12
Dickcissel  1
Red-winged Blackbird  40
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Common Grackle  23
Boat-tailed Grackle  45
Great-tailed Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
Orchard Oriole  1
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17931442

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



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New Iberia, LA 70560
mjmusumeche AT cox.net 
Subject: images from last night
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey AT UNO.EDU>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:56 +0000
LABirders:

I have posted two images from last night's exodus from New Orleans on my blog, 
showing an apparent concentrated departure from the English Turn woodlands 
southeast of the city center, and then 45 min later approaching the north side 
of Lake Pontchartrain. 


My blog is at birdingneworleans.blogspot.com.

(Sorry, still can seem to make it into an active link in LABird emails!)

Peter Yaukey
Subject: Grand Isle, yesterday (Wed, 4/15)
From: dan purrington <oceanites1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:37:23 -0500
Just a brief post-mortem on neotropical migrants in the woods at Grand
Isle.  My list included 135 passerine migrants (no cuckoos!), dominated by
catbirds, red-eyes, and white-eyes.  Fair number of tanagers in the
mulberry trees.  Warblers were disconcertingly sparse, but I heard of at
least 15 species, including the Black-throated Blue, which I didn't find.

The relative scarcity of birds was a surprise to me, at least.  Monday's
bad weather and the north winds that held through tuesday night, ought to
have resulted in a good fall-out, assuming birds left Yucatan monday and
possibly tuesday nights.  Why New Orleans was better wednesday than tuesday
is also a mystery to me.  Last night offered decent flying weather and
radar showed a significant departure from the coast and New Orleans.


There was a big concentration of gulls, terns,  etc. at the east end of the
island, highlighted by a flock of 1400 skimmers, but the Great Black-backed
Gull that Dan O'Malley had was not present.  A few knots on the beach, some
pecs at Exxon....

Dan Purrington
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Grand Isle, Apr 16, 2014
From: Mary Mehaffey <m11mehaffey AT ATT.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:17:23 -0700

 
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Subject: eBird Report - Grand Isle, Apr 16, 2014
  

Grand Isle, Jefferson, US-LA
Apr 16, 2014 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:  Walked Lafitte Woods Grilletta Tract and Landry/Leblanc Tract; 
drove part of Hwy 1; Janine Robin and Mary Mehaffey; some wind gusts, but only 
slight breeze at times in woods 

48 species

Cattle Egret 2
Willet 45   on pier off Hwy 1 in morning
Lesser Yellowlegs 5   on pier off Hwy 1 in morning
Short-billed Dowitcher 140   on pier off Hwy 1 in morning
Laughing Gull 25   on pier off Hwy 1 in morning
Royal Tern 6   on pier off Hwy 1 in morning
Sandwich Tern 3   on pier off Hwy 1 in morning
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Loggerhead Shrike 1
White-eyed Vireo 8
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 9
Blue Jay 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Marsh Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 18
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 10
Ovenbird 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Northern Waterthrush 2
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 3
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1  dark blue with very white breast and belly, 
black face, throat, bill, and flanks, white square wing patch; 3 x 5 submitted 

Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Swamp Sparrow 5
Summer Tanager 3
Scarlet Tanager 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Blue Grosbeak 14
Indigo Bunting 19
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Boat-tailed Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Orchard Oriole 2
House Sparrow 6

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Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler--Grand Isle 4/16
From: Mary Mehaffey <m11mehaffey AT ATT.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:20:25 -0700
Michael Plauche spotted a beautiful male Black-throated Blue Warbler while 
birding with Janine Robin and I at the Lafitte Grilletta Tractyesterday 
morning. Bird activity was slightly better than the day before, but still 
lacking many birds.Other warbler species seen were Louisiana(1) and Northern 
(2) Waterthush, Black-throated Green W (4), Am. Redstart (1), N Parula (1), 
Black &White W (2), Tennessee W (1), Chestnut-sided W (1), Ovenbird (1), Common 
Yellowthroat (1).Two Blackpoll Wwere seen by others there but not by us. 

Mary
Subject: FOS Indigo Bunting and Mississippi Kite
From: Elias <ejlandry AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:35:28 -0500
Always a pleasant surpise to see a FOS species, especially when you are not 
really looking for it. FOS Mississippi Kite over Blanchard Rd in New Iberia and 
a FOS Indigo Bunting in the backyard on Longside Rd near Delcambre. 


Elias LandryAvery Island, Louisiana 		 	   		  
Subject: observation of bird migration using weather forecasting technology, 4/16
From: John Arvin <jarvin AT GCBO.ORG>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:01:51 -0500
The upper level winds taken at 7:00 CDT by radiosonde ("weather balloon") 
for three western Gulf weather stations (New Orleans was unaccountably 
missing) were uniformly N below 15 knots. The wind map showed NE wind flow 
from LA to the lower Texas coast.Having said that, there is little 
indication of trans-Gulf migration. Over the coastal plain there appear to 
be a cluster of flocks of medium-sized birds (raptors or gulls?) W and SW 
of Corpus Christi. I see little else on the move.

John C. Arvin
 Research Associate
 Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
 103 West Hwy 332
 Lake Jackson, TX 77566
 jarvin AT gcbo.org
 www.gcbo.org

 Austin, Texas
Subject: YBCU
From: Stephen Pagans <slp_4-7 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:05:38 -0700
On 4-12 I think I heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo call about three times and 
listed it on my report for D'Arbonne NWR in Union Parish. It was a bit distant 
but not terribly. Icould not immediately focus on the bird when I first heard 
it so by the time I did it was a bit late. I blame it on echoic 
memory,concentration on something else, or just being caught by supriserather 
than inattentiveness. I don't know what else would have made a call like I 
heard but have now decided that it was not a solid enough connection with it to 
list it. So, I have deleted it. 

Subject: YBCU
From: Christine <cjkooi AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:25:32 -0500
Just heard the FOS Yellow-billed Cuckoo high in the live oaks here in the 
Garden District. 


Christine Kooi
Baton Rouge
 		 	   		  
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Apr 16, 2014
From: Bill Wood <labirder11 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:16:04 +0000
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Red River NWR--Bayou Pierre Unit Yates Tract, Red River, US-LA
Apr 16, 2014 8:10 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Cold, temps mid 30's and windy at start.
27 species

Blue-winged Teal  6
Great Egret  8
Snowy Egret  12
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Greater Yellowlegs  12
Lesser Yellowlegs  4
Upland Sandpiper  1
Wilson's Snipe  3
Mourning Dove  2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Purple Martin  12
Barn Swallow  4
Marsh Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Northern Mockingbird  8
Common Yellowthroat  1
White-throated Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  7
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Brown-headed Cowbird  25

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Subject: Peveto Bird Banding (15-April)
From: jared wolfe <jdwolfe80 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:02:44 -0700
Louisiana Bird Observatory coordinated our annual spring banding event at 
Peveto Woods yesterday (15-April). Despite a brisk northerly wind, migrant 
diversity was relatively high. We operated nine nets and captured 23 species of 
birds including: Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Blue-winged 
Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Black-and-white 
Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Swainson’s Thrush, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 
White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Wood Thrush, Painted Bunting, Lincoln’s 
Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, House Wren, Red-eyed Vireo, White-eyed 
Vireo, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-pewee, Northern Cardinal.  


Audiovisual surveys documented 122 species of bird including a White-winged 
Scoter spotted off-shore by Matt Brady and Oscar Johnson, Lesser Nighthawk and 
22 species of warbler (not including a Brewster’s Warbler).  


Photos from the day have been uploaded to Louisiana Bird Observatory’s 
facebook site: www.facebook.com/labirdobservatory 


You can read more about Louisiana Bird Observatory at our website: 
http://braudubon.org/labo/ 


Happy Birding!

-- 

Jared Wolfe, MSc

PhD Candidate
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Apr 16, 2014
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:11:04 -0500
Labird:

Chilly temps for sure, but birds were quite active and several species
singing to beat the band.  But the highlights were the Bay-breasted, the
Cerulean and the several Blackburnian warblers.

Wendy Rihner

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Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Apr 16, 2014
To: wrihner AT gmail.com


City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, US-LA
Apr 16, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Evelyn Almquist and I very birdy, slight breeze, chilly temps
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Great Egret  1
Cattle Egret  1
Laughing Gull  1
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  6     One male in courtship display, U-shaped
dance
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  4
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  6
Fish Crow  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  1
Cedar Waxwing  7
Louisiana/Northern Waterthrush  1     heard only as I walked into forest
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  5
Hooded Warbler  3
Cerulean Warbler  1
Northern Parula  3
Bay-breasted Warbler  1     1 male seen by 6 of us
Blackburnian Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  5
Summer Tanager  10
Scarlet Tanager  6
Northern Cardinal  12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting  20
Baltimore Oriole  1

View this checklist online at
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Subject: Re: City Park is alive!
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:36:14 -0400
Wendy,

Where in City Park?

On 2014-04-16 09:09, Wendy Rihner wrote:
> Bay-breasted, Cerulean,  Blackburnian,  Chestnut -sided, et al
> 
> Wendy Rihner
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: City Park is alive!
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:09:27 -0500
Bay-breasted, Cerulean,  Blackburnian,  Chestnut -sided, et al

Wendy Rihner

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Grand Isle today
From: Marybeth Lima <marybeth.lima AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:36:17 -0500
FYI Mary and Janine (and others), there was some warbler action in the
Landry/Leblanc tract today in the late morning (~11:00 am)--the woods were
generally devoid of birds, but were flocked in two or three places in the
woods. I had 2 hoodeds, a blue-winged, a black and white, a black-throated
green, an American redstart, and a palm.

A group of birders said that they had a flock of blue-wings and
chestnut-sided, but I never found that flock. Most folks in the woods that
I ran into had seen at least some warblers (someone had a worm-eating as
well)--I returned to the woods later in the afternoon and found no warblers.

There were decent numbers of gray catbirds, summer tanagers, and
ruby-throated hummers in the woods.

Marybeth
Subject: Grand Isle today
From: Mary Mehaffey <m11mehaffey AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:05:24 -0500
Absolutely NO warblers seen today by Janine and I and not by anyone else we ran 
onto! No thrushes either, but some beautiful Baltimore Oriole males, E Kingbird 
and Blue Grosbeaks, Summer Tanager, Indigo and Painted Buntings and only WE 
Vireos. The wind was extreme! 

Mary

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Our Whooping Cranes have EGGS!
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:54:29 -0500
Thats FANTASTIC!

Claire Thomas
Mandeville, LA 70471
Covington Quad
claire AT clairedthomas.com



On Apr 15, 2014, at 7:08 PM, Jane Patterson  wrote:

> Just found this article from LDWF that announced that a pair of our new
> Whooping Crane flock has produced eggs!  First in Louisiana in over 70
> years.  Truly an auspicious occasion!
> 
> http://www.wlf.la.gov/news/37592
> 
> --Jane Patterson
> Baton Rouge
Subject: notice to all yahoo subscribers on LABIRD
From: "James V. Remsen, Jr." <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:31:05 -0500
LABIRD: those of you with Yahoo addresses - - your LABIRD messages are being 
rejecting by all other yahoo addresses as well as other systems that evidently 
have adopted these new features (MSN, AIM, AOL, Hotmail, Comcast, Rocketmail). 
If you can't get Yahoo to fix this, I'm going to have to set all these accounts 
to NO MAIL, which will allow you to read but not post. I'll give this about a 
week. Sorry, but your messages are not only being missed by a substantial 
portion of LABIRD, but I also have to deal with the bounced messages 


=================
Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najamesLSU.edu
Subject: Re: Junco
From: Terry Davis <trdavis22 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:15:44 -0700
John, Good luck with that! Thanks for reminding me to tack on a few recent 
finds, although nothing out of the ordinary. I've got a gazillion (well, around 
100- ~1/3 alt males) American Goldfinch at my feeders- but definitely no 
remaining juncos. A male Chipping Sparrow lingered and was last seen on 
Saturday 4/12. The resident male Baltimore Oriole showed up that same afternoon 
at my mother's house- in the neighboring pecan. Fos Indigo Bunting were two 
males here at my apartment feeders on 4/10. I was very surprised at missing 
them at Yates on 04/12- but Charlie had them there later in the day. A lone 
Nashville Warbler was heard singing from pecans on Airline Drive in Bossier 
yesterday- 04/14. Charlie reported one from RRNWR Pintail/Nabors on 04/12. Of 
course Yates rarely has any decent warbler movements in Spring............(; 


Terry
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:35 PM, John Dillon  
wrote: 

 
Saw a junco at my parents' place in Homer last week, so I gave my mom the 
assignment to photograph any juncos after that one. She got a very passable 
shot of one today on the patio. The latest date I saw in eBird was April 19 
(looking at you, Terry Davis!), so I'm hoping for a new late date. With 
tonight's Twilight Zone mid-April freese warning, I'm optimistic. Everyone 
should be on the lookout. 


John Dillon
Athens, LA

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Cameron Parish, LA, Apr 15, 2014
From: Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:42:01 -0500
LaBirders,

Today I birded Peveto Woods and Willow Island.  I was expecting a nice 
fallout to be produced by the severe storms of last night and strong north 
winds today.  It didn't happen but there was enough activity to keep things 
interesting.

Mike

Cameron Parish, LA, Cameron, US-LA
Apr 15, 2014 7:15 AM - 3:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
30.0 mile(s)
104 species

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 


Fulvous Whistling-Duck  8
Mottled Duck  4
Blue-winged Teal  11
Lesser Scaup  7
White-winged Scoter  1     Large brownish sea duck appearing to be an adult 
female, large white secondaries shown as it "stretched".
Neotropic Cormorant  13
Brown Pelican  23
Great Egret  31
Snowy Egret  27
Little Blue Heron  6
Tricolored Heron  18
Cattle Egret  141
Green Heron  19
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  5
White Ibis  16
White-faced Ibis  11
Roseate Spoonbill  5
Black Vulture  6
Turkey Vulture  5
Osprey  1
Swainson's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  1
Black-necked Stilt  88
American Avocet  145
Black-bellied Plover  5
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  5
Willet  21
Lesser Yellowlegs  18
Ruddy Turnstone  1
Stilt Sandpiper  71
Sanderling  44
Bonaparte's Gull  6
Laughing Gull  875
Ring-billed Gull  12
Herring Gull  17
Least Tern  21
Caspian Tern  1
Black Tern  1
Forster's Tern  375
Royal Tern  64
White-winged Dove  6
Mourning Dove  15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  4
Lesser Nighthawk  1     Small nighthawk resting on branch ~5 meters away, 
buffy bars at base of primaries and with many buffy lateral spots.

Chuck-will's-widow  1
Chimney Swift  2
Belted Kingfisher  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Merlin  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  29     1x1 count
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  22
Loggerhead Shrike  2
White-eyed Vireo  16
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  3     1x1 count
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  4
Purple Martin  27
Tree Swallow  280
Barn Swallow  58
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
Wood Thrush  1
Gray Catbird  11     1x1 count
Brown Thrasher  9
Northern Mockingbird  11
European Starling  31
Blue-winged Warbler  5
Golden-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  14
Tennessee Warbler  17     1x1 count
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Kentucky Warbler  6
Hooded Warbler  11
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  10
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Savannah Sparrow  3
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  11
Summer Tanager  10
Northern Cardinal  9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  5
Indigo Bunting  58
Red-winged Blackbird  51
Boat-tailed Grackle  51
Great-tailed Grackle  8
Brown-headed Cowbird  14
Orchard Oriole  29
Baltimore Oriole  12     1x1 count

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_______________________________________________________________
^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^
Mike Musumeche
New Iberia, LA 70560
mjmusumeche AT cox.net 
Subject: Junco
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:35:34 -0500
Saw a junco at my parents' place in Homer last week, so I gave my mom the 
assignment to photograph any juncos after that one. She got a very passable 
shot of one today on the patio. The latest date I saw in eBird was April 19 
(looking at you, Terry Davis!), so I'm hoping for a new late date. With 
tonight's Twilight Zone mid-April freese warning, I'm optimistic. Everyone 
should be on the lookout. 


John Dillon
Athens, LA

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Our Whooping Cranes have EGGS!
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:08:27 -0500
Just found this article from LDWF that announced that a pair of our new
Whooping Crane flock has produced eggs!  First in Louisiana in over 70
years.  Truly an auspicious occasion!

http://www.wlf.la.gov/news/37592

--Jane Patterson
Baton Rouge
Subject: Migrants in Baton Rouge
From: Winston and Linda Caillouet <lincwinc AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:06:03 -0500
I checked one of my close-to-home spots this morning in hopes of seeing some 
migrants.  The wooded area is on the northern edge of the old Briarwood Golf 
Course.  I have had good success before after severe thunderstorms like we 
had late yesterday and last night,
but today was my best trip.  My list included the following:
Great-crested Fly
Scarlet Tanager
Summer Tanager
Painting Bunting
Indigo Bunting    about 35
Tennessee Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Redstart
Black and white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Green Heron
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Winston Caillouet
Baton Rouge
Subject: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration list
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:53:11 -0500
Labird-
     Below is an updated list from last weekend's festival at Grand Isle
(11-13 April 2014).  Thanks to those who responded with additions to the
list.  Please send more if you have them.  The list is currently at 155,
which is pretty good considering that weather conditions were not
particularly conducive to migrant fallouts.  Twenty-three species of
warblers reported over the 3 day period is quite impressive.

      Some personal highlights:

--83 Magnificent Frigatebirds on Saturday, 80 of which were concentrated at
the Sanddollar Marina area moving N-S out of the bay.  Mixed adult males,
adult females, and immatures.  Seems way early for such numbers.

--male Lesser Nighthawk between Birch and Willow streets (near Bradbury
residence) on Saturday.  Thanks go to Molly Richard and Patti Holland for
relocating the bird (after it was flushed by Cardiff/Dittmann) so that it
could be observed by many other birders on Saturday PM. There are at least
5 previous spring reports for Grand Isle between 1957 and 1991, but I'm not
sure if any of those were photo-documented.

--a "black-crowned morph" adult female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the
Grilleta Tract on Saturday

--presumed wintering Least Flycatcher at the north end of Sureway Woods on
Sunday.  This bird was showing head molt.

--male Cerulean Warbler on Friday; had not seen a Cerulean in several years.

Cheers,

Steve Cardiff
##############################

Gadwall

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Lesser Scaup

Redhead

Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe

Magnificent Frigatebird

Double-crested Cormorant

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

White Ibis

Osprey

Northern Harrier

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Clapper Rail

Sora

Purple Gallinule

American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

American Oystercatcher

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover

Wilson’s Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Piping Plover

Killdeer

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Willet

Lesser Yellowlegs

Upland Sandpiper

Whimbrel

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Red Knot

Stilt Sandpiper

Sanderling

Dunlin

Baird’s Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Least Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

Forster’s Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Black Skimmer

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

American Kestrel

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Least Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

House Wren

Sedge Wren

Marsh Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

*Catharus* thrush sp.

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Brown Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Ovenbird

Worm-eating Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush

Blue-winged Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Swainson’s Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Kentucky Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

American Redstart

Cerulean Warbler

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Savannah Sparrow

Nelson’s Sparrow

Seaside Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

House Sparrow
Subject: Outlaw Kingfishers
From: Kelby Ouchley <rockybranch AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:39:04 -0500
I came across an interesting anecdote in the Dec. 11, 1914 issue of the Tensas 
Gazette that stated kingfishers were legally considered outlaw birds in 
Louisiana (and thus legal to shoot) when they nested in levees. I wonder if 
there are documented cases of levee failure as a result of kingfisher burrows. 
If so, we best keep this information close! 


Kelby Ouchley
Rocky Branch, Louisiana
Subject: Re: Indigo Bunting Fallout on Chase Court, Mandeville
From: Malise Prieto <madameclerk AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:20:02 -0700
My husband and I just counted 82 Indigo Buntings in my yard, plus 2 Painted 
Males and a M & F Blue Grosbeak & a Prothonotary Warbler in my back and side 
yard. That was a conservative count of the INBU, the females are blending in 
with the leaves. They are blanketing the yard, eating grass seeds, on feeders, 
in shrubs and trees. : ) 



Malise Prieto
Mandeville, LA



________________________________
Subject: Two Mississippi Kite in Rayne
From: Donna Bordelon <dnabldn AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:06:31 -0500
    Saw first kites flying over Rayne Sunday afternoon.

        Donna Bordelon
Subject: Re: Bad Day at Black Rock??? - Tentative list for Cameron Trip 4/11/14 list
From: Gary Meyers <verga13 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:52:19 -0500
Photos of woodpecker  AT  Pevito Woods, taken 03/29/2014

Also saw a Downy the same day.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/123135672 AT N04/13814285735/in/photostream/
Subject: Fwd: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April 2014
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:32:37 -0500
*Labird- here's another version of the Grand Isle Migratory Bird
Celebration list from last weekend (with a few species added).  If the
single column formatting fails again, then I'll try something else.*


*Steve Cardiff*

*###############*



      *Gadwall*

     *Mottled Duck*

     *Blue-winged Teal*

     *Northern Shoveler*

     *Common Loon*

     *Pied-billed Grebe*

     *Magnificent Frigatebird*

     *Double-crested Cormorant*

     *American White Pelican*

     *Brown Pelican*

     *Great Blue Heron*

     *Great Egret*

     *Snowy Egret*

     *Little Blue Heron*

     *Tricolored Heron*

     *Cattle Egret*

     *Green Heron*

     *White Ibis*

     *Osprey*

     *Northern Harrier*

     *Broad-winged Hawk*

     *Clapper Rail*

     *Sora*

     *American Coot*

     *Black-necked Stilt*

     *American Avocet*

     *American Oystercatcher*

     *Black-bellied Plover*

     *American Golden-Plover*

     *Wilson's Plover*

     *Semipalmated Plover*

     *Piping Plover*

     *Killdeer*

     *Solitary Sandpiper*

     *Greater Yellowlegs*

     *Willet*

     *Lesser Yellowlegs*

     *Upland Sandpiper*

     *Whimbrel*

     *Marbled Godwit*

     *Ruddy Turnstone*

     *Red Knot*

     *Stilt Sandpiper*

     *Sanderling*

     *Dunlin*

     *Baird's Sandpiper*

     *Pectoral Sandpiper*

*     Semipalmated Sandpiper*

     *Western Sandpiper*

     *Short-billed Dowitcher*

     *Long-billed Dowitcher*

     *Laughing Gull*

     *Ring-billed Gull*

     *Herring Gull*

     *Lesser Black-backed Gull*

     *Great Black-backed Gull*

     *Least Tern*

     *Gull-billed Tern*

     *Caspian Tern*

     *Forster's Tern*

     *Royal Tern*

     *Sandwich Tern*

     *Black Skimmer*

     *Eurasian Collared-Dove*

     *White-winged Dove*

     *Mourning Dove*

     *Yellow-billed Cuckoo*

     *Lesser Nighthawk*

     *Common Nighthawk*

     *Chimney Swift*

     *Ruby-throated Hummingbird*

     *Belted Kingfisher*

     *Yellow-bellied Sapsucker*

     *American Kestrel*

     *Merlin*

     *Peregrine Falcon*

     *Eastern Wood-Pewee*

     *Least Flycatcher*

     *Great Crested Flycatcher*

     *Eastern Kingbird*

     *Scissor-tailed Flycatcher*

     *Loggerhead Shrike*

     *White-eyed Vireo*

     *Yellow-throated Vireo*

     *Red-eyed Vireo*

     *Blue Jay*

     *American Crow*

     *Purple Martin*

     *Tree Swallow*

     *Northern Rough-winged Swallow*

     *Cliff Swallow*

     *Barn Swallow*

     *House Wren*

     *Sedge Wren*

     *Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*

     *Ruby-crowned Kinglet*

     *Wood Thrush*

     *American Robin*

     *Gray Catbird*

     *Brown Thrasher*

     *Northern Mockingbird*

     *European Starling (I)*

     *Ovenbird*

     *Worm-eating Warbler*

     *Louisiana Waterthrush*

     *Northern Waterthrush*

     *Black-and-white Warbler*

     *Prothonotary Warbler*

     *Swainson's Warbler*

     *Tennessee Warbler*

     *Orange-crowned Warbler*

     *Kentucky Warbler*

     *Common Yellowthroat*

     *Hooded Warbler*

    *American Redstart*

     *Cerulean Warbler*

     *Northern Parula*

     *Magnolia Warbler*

     *Yellow Warbler*

     *Palm Warbler*

     *Yellow-rumped Warbler*

     *Black-throated Green Warbler*

     *Wilson's Warbler*

     *Savannah Sparrow*

     *Seaside Sparrow*

     *Swamp Sparrow*

     *White-throated Sparrow*

     *Summer Tanager*

     *Scarlet Tanager*

     *Northern Cardinal*

     *Rose-breasted Grosbeak*

     *Blue Grosbeak*

     *Indigo Bunting*

     *Painted Bunting*

     *Red-winged Blackbird*

     *Eastern Meadowlark*

     *Common Grackle*

     *Boat-tailed Grackle*

     *Bronzed Cowbird*

     *Brown-headed Cowbird*

     *Orchard Oriole*

     *Baltimore Oriole*

     *House Sparrow*

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steven W. Cardiff 
Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:21 PM
Subject: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April
2014
To: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <
LABIRD-L AT listserv.lsu.edu>


Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival-goers:

Below is a preliminary list of species reported during the GIMBC festival
on Friday 11 April-Sunday 13 April 2014 (sorry for the weird gaps).
 Anything seen SOUTH of the Leeville bridge is fair game.  Current list is
about 136 species.  I do have the master list that was available at the
festival on Saturday.  If you were unable to check off what you saw
Friday-Saturday on the master list, then please send me additions (OFF
LABIRD please).  We are, of course, also interested in anything added on
Sunday.  Contrary to some previous years, no need to break down by day- we
will just do a combined list for the 3 day period.  I will post a final
version in a few days.

Thanks!

Steve Cardiff
Subject: Re: Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration Bird List for 11-13 April 2014
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:33:16 -0500
looks like the formatting went haywire.  I'll send out a cleaner version
later.

Steve Cardiff


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Steven W. Cardiff wrote:

> Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival-goers:
>
> Below is a preliminary list of species reported during the GIMBC festival
> on Friday 11 April-Sunday 13 April 2014 (sorry for the weird gaps).
>  Anything seen SOUTH of the Leeville bridge is fair game.  Current list is
> about 136 species.  I do have the master list that was available at the
> festival on Saturday.  If you were unable to check off what you saw
> Friday-Saturday on the master list, then please send me additions (OFF
> LABIRD please).  We are, of course, also interested in anything added on
> Sunday.  Contrary to some previous years, no need to break down by day- we
> will just do a combined list for the 3 day period.  I will post a final
> version in a few days.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Steve Cardiff
> #######################
>
> Gadwall
> Mottled Duck Blue-winged Teal
> Northern Shoveler
> Common Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe
>  American White Pelican Brown Pelican
> Double-crested Cormorant
>  Magnificent Frigatebird
>
> Great Blue HeronGreat Egret Snowy EgretLittle Blue Heron Tricolored Heron
> Cattle EgretGreen Heron White Ibis
> Osprey
> Northern HarrierBroad-winged Hawk American KestrelPeregrine FalconClapper 
Rail 

> Sora American CootBlack-bellied Plover American Golden-PloverWilson's
> Plover Semipalmated Plover
> Piping PloverKilldeer Black-necked StiltAmerican Avocet Greater 
YellowlegsSolitary 

> Sandpiper Lesser YellowlegsWillet
> Upland Sandpiper WhimbrelMarbled Godwit Ruddy TurnstoneRed Knot 
SanderlingWestern Sandpiper 

> Baird's Sandpiper
> Pectoral Sandpiper Dunlin Stilt Sandpiper Short-billed Dowitcher
> Laughing Gull Ring-billed GullHerring Gull
> Lesser Black-backed Gull
> Great Black-backed Gull Gull-billed Tern Caspian Tern
> Royal TernSandwich Tern
> Forster's Tern
> Least Tern Black Skimmer
> White-winged Dove Mourning Dove
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo
> Lesser Nighthawk
> Common NighthawkChimney Swift Ruby-throated Hummingbird Belted Kingfisher
> Yellow-bellied SapsuckerEastern Wood-Pewee
> Least Flycatcher Great Crested Flycatcher Eastern Kingbird
> Scissor-tailed FlycatcherLoggerhead Shrike White-eyed VireoYellow-throated 
VireoRed-eyed 

> Vireo Blue JayAmerican Crow
> Purple Martin
> N. Rough-winged Swallow Cliff SwallowBarn Swallow
> House Wren
> Sedge Wren
> Ruby-crowned KingletBlue-gray Gnatcatcher
> Wood Thrush
> American Robin Gray CatbirdNorthern Mockingbird Brown ThrasherEuropean
> Starling OvenbirdWorm-eating Warbler
> Louisiana Waterthrush Northern Waterthrush
> Black-and-white Warbler Prothonotary Warbler
> Swainson's WarblerTennessee Warbler Kentucky Warbler Common 
YellowthroatHooded 

> Warbler American Redstart
> Cerulean WarblerNorthern Parula Magnolia Warbler Yellow WarblerPalm
> Warbler
> Yellow-rpd (Myrtle) Warbler Black-throated Green Warbler Wilson's 
WarblerSavannah 

> Sparrow Seaside Sparrow
> Swamp Sparrow
> White-throated SparrowSummer Tanager Scarlet Tanager Northern 
CardinalRose-breasted 

> Grosbeak Blue GrosbeakIndigo Bunting
> Painted Bunting
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Eastern Meadowlark Common GrackleBoat-tailed Grackle Bronzed 
CowbirdBrown-headed 

> Cowbird Orchard OrioleBaltimore Oriole House Sparrow
>
>
Subject: Re: FOS Mississippi Kite
From: Christine <cjkooi AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:32:01 -0500
I saw the first one flying over the Garden District yesterday morning.

Christine Kooi
Baton Rouge

> Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:30:27 -0500
> From: syl917 AT COX.NET
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Mississippi Kite
> To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
> 
> Gramercy, LA St. James ph . FOS Ms. Kite 4-13-14, Tom Sylvest.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone