Louisiana Rare Bird Alert
Monday, 24 January 2000
This is the amended transcript of the rare bird alert that I recorded tonight. (834-2473 in New Orleans or 877-834-2473 for toll free access) Please let me know if I have left out any significant sightings or if you have more details for the sightings in this report. Send an Email to me at lehmane@gateway.net.
This is the Louisiana Rare bird alert dated Monday, January 24th. This alert is sponsored by the Louisiana Ornithological Society and the Orleans Audubon Society.
Smith’s Longspurs have been reported in a grass field near the Shreveport Greater Regional Airport.
A White-tailed Hawk Continues to be seen at the Welsh landfill. Take the I-10 to the Welsh exit at take the service road West to Landfill Road and turn North. This bird has been lately seen on the power lines along Landfill Road.
Northern Gannets were seen just offshore from Holly Beach.
A Buff-bellied Hummingbird is at the Peveto Woods Sanctuary.
Red Crossbills were reported in the Alexander State Forest along Indian Creek Trail about 0.7 miles form the entrance to the recreation area.
The Bell’s Vireo that was first reported on the Crowley CBC has been seen again. The bird was reported at a site west of the junction of Highways 35 and 700 just North of Kaplan. Proceed west from this junction to Kirsten Road and look for a nursery. The bird was in an overgrown canal at the nursery’s entrance feeding in Chinese Tallow trees.
Sandhill cranes were reported flying overhead in East Carrol Parrish at the border of Louisiana and Mississippi along the Mississippi River.
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have been reported in Luling along the Mississippi River. Go to the ADM Growmark grain elevator and from the downstream side of the elevator look across the river and the ducks are visible standing on the bank and on barges in the river.
Van Remsen reports a Calliope Hummingbird in his yard near St. Gabriel in Iberville Parrish.
Sprague’s Pipit and a Short-eared Owl were seen near the Bonnet Carre spillway.
A Bronzed Cowbird has been reported in Lafrenier Park in Metairie.
Buff-bellied and Broad-billed hummingbirds continue to be reported at the Louisiana Nature and Science center in East New Orleans. The birds are found in the butterfly garden or the feeding stations outside the Interpretive Center.
A Cinnamon Teal is in a drainage canal off of Dwyer Road in East New Orleans. The canal is between Read Boulevard and Bundy Road.
The next update will be by Sunday January 30th.
Compiler:Lee Ellis
RBA Phone #: 834-2473 in New Orleans
Toll Free #: 877-834-2473
Email address: lehmane@gateway.net.

Cinnamon Teal by D. L'Hoste
D.J. L'Hoste