Louisiana Rare Bird Alert
Monday, 01 May 2000
This is the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the Louisiana Rare bird alert dated Monday, May 1st. This alert is sponsored by the Louisiana Ornithological Society and the Orleans Audubon Society.
Least Bitterns were easily found in the marsh behind the courthouse in Cameron.
American Golden Plovers and Pectoral Sandpipers were reported at Rutherford Beach.
Stilt Sandpipers were found at Rutherford Beach and a flock of over 250 was reported in Fourchon.
A second year winter plumage Little Gull was found at the sewage settling pond on the road to the East Jetty in Cameron. The bird was last seen on Saturday flying toward Monkey Island.
Fulvous Whistling Ducks were seen in the marsh behind the courthouse in Cameron.
A pair of White-tailed Kites are at Holly Beach they are found in the triangle area near the intersection of LA 27 and LA 82 or in a tree on the South side of LA 27 about ½ mile East of Holly Beach.
Cave Swallows are nesting under the Sabine River bridge.
A Gray Kingbird was seen on Last Island.
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and Lark Sparrow were reported in the Cameron area.
A Black-whiskered Vireo has been reported in the State Park at Grand Isle.
A female Western Tanager was seen in the mulberries behind the courthouse in Cameron. A pair of Western Tanagers have been reported engaging in nest building in Vidalia.
A black-headed Grosbeak was seen in the mulberry trees behind the courthouse in Cameron.
Yellow-headed Blackbirds were reported in Holly Beach at the intersection of LA 27 and LA 82, about 1 mile west of the 27-82 intersection and in the developed area at Rutherford Beach.
Shiny Cowbirds were reported in Grand Isle near the water tower and at Cocodrie at Lumcon.