Louisiana Rare Bird Alert
Monday, 4 October 1999
Baton Rouge Audubon Society Rare Bird Alert
Area: Baton Rouge and Louisiana statewide

Highlights:

BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

 
others birds mentioned:
  • pied-billed grebe
  • american white pelican
  • snow goose
  • canada goose
  • northern shoveler
  • ring-necked duck
  • cattle egret
  • roseate spoonbill
  • wood stork
  • osprey
  • bald eagle
  • cooper's hawk
  • peregrine falcon
  • purple gallinule
  • american coot
  • sandhill crane
  • western sandpiper
  • least sandpiper
  • white-rumped sandpiper
  • stilt sandpiper
  • black-necked stilt
  • caspian tern
  • jaeger sp.
  • white-winged dove
  • chimney swift
  • yellow-bellied sapsucker
  • least flycatcher
  • scissor-tailed flycatcher
  • gray catbird
  • brown thrasher
  • marsh wren
  • sedge wren
  • barn swallow
  • tufted titmouse
  • tennessee warbler
  • orange-crowned warbler
  • chestnut-sided warbler
  • black-throated green warbler
  • yellow-throated warbler
  • palm warbler
  • american redstart
  • common yellowthroat
  • wilson's warbler
  • lincoln's sparrow
  • swamp sparrow
  • savannah sparrow
  • grasshopper sparrow
  • field sparrow
  • scarlet tanager
  • indigo bunting
  • painted bunting
Transcript:
 
Welcome birders to the BRAS' rare bird alert. The following was recorded on Monday October 4. Highlights include a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW in Shreveport and a BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD in LaPlace.
 
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found in Shreveport on 9/24 on the southern dead end of Well's Island Rd. Take Clyde Fant Pkwy out of downtown Shreveport north to its dead end. Take a right on Airport Dr, which becomes Well's Island Rd past the airport and dead ends at a large overgrown field. The bird was in the north end of the field in tall grass and ragweed. It could not be found on the morning of 9/25.
 
A male BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD, that has been recorded in LaPlace for at least the last 7 winters, has returned on August 6 to 800 Fagot Loop in LaPlace. From Airline Hwy in LaPlace, turn south on Elm Street by the Billy Hart Restaurant. Fagot Loop is the first intersection. The house is on the NW corner of Elm and Fagot Loop. He often hangs out in the red cedar tree in the backyard. RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS are back in various locations. Call Dennis Demcheck at 225-923-1437 for the one nearest you.
 
Interesting sightings:
 
10/3
Caddo Parish: 3 LEAST FLYCATCHERS, 1 FIELD and 4 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS along Well's Island Rd in Shreveport.
 
Lafayette: over 103 GRAY CATBIRDS, 4 TENNESSEE WARBLERS and 14 PAINTED BUNTINGS in Carencro.
 
East Baton Rouge: 14 WOOD STORKS, 1 immature BALD EAGLE, 6 immature SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHERS and 4 WILSON'S WARBLERS at Richfield Riversilt (about 6 miles south of LSU on River Rd in Baton Rouge).
 
10/2
Caddo: 1 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, 1 LEAST FLYCATCHER and 2 SCARLET TANAGERS in the Stoner launch woods in Shreveport.
 
10/1
East Baton Rouge: 140 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, 1 SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, 1 MARSH WREN, 2 PALM WARBLERS, 2 LINCOLN'S and 2 SWAMP SPARROWS and at least 200 INDIGO BUNTINGS at Richfield Riversilt.
 
Orleans: 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED, 2 BLACK-THROATED GREEN and 1 YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER in Audubon Park in New Orleans.
 
9/30
Caddo: a COOPER'S HAWK and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW south of Shreveport; a COOPER'S HAWK, 2 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS and 6 LINCOLN'S and 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW at or near the Stoner launch woods and 20 BROWN THRASHERS, 1 MARSH WREN and 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER on Well's Island Rd; and 107 PIED-BILLED GREBES, 190 WHITE PELICANS, 12 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 2 RING-NECKED DUCKS and 1225 AMERICAN COOTS on Cross Lake.
 
Bossier: LINCOLN'S, SWAMP and SAVANNAH SPARROW.
 
St Landry: 22 WOOD STORKS migrating over Sunset.
 
East Baton Rouge: BLACK-NECKED STILTS and other shorebirds on Ben Hur Rd near River Rd; and 1 ROSEATE SPOONBILL, 1 STORK, 1 OSPREY, 1 SEDGE WREN, hundreds of COMMON YELLOWTHROATS, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 40 INDIGO and 20 PAINTED BUNTINGS at Richfield Riversilt. Cameron: well over 15000 swallows, predominantly BARN, migrating over the town of Cameron; and 1 ORANGE-CROWNED and 1 YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at Peveto Woods in the Little Florida subdivision west of Holly Beach.
 
Orleans: a pair of WHITE-WINGED DOVES returning for the winter to a yard in New Orleans; a female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD and a WILSON'S WARBLER in another yard in New Orleans.
 
Gulf of Mexico: 8 PEREGRINE FALCONS on the platform at the same time and over 20 PURPLE GALLINULES and 900-1000 egrets flying by a platform off the southwest coast; and a Parasitic/Long-tailed JAEGER and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW on a platform off the south-central coast.
 
9/29
Caddo: 14 CASPIAN TERNS on the Red River; 13 AMERICAN REDSTARTS and 14 INDIGO BUNTINGS at the Stoner launch woods; and 500-1000 SNOW and 12-13 CANADA GEESE and 3 SANDHILL CRANES flying over Cross Lake.
 
9/28
Caddo: a PALM WARBLER in the southern part of the parish.
 
9/27
Caddo: 1300 CATTLE EGRETS roosting on Cross Lake.
 
9/26
East Baton Rouge: 500 CHIMNEY SWIFTS roosting in a church on East Blvd in downtown Baton Rouge.
 
Orleans: 1 TUFTED TITMOUSE and 3 WILSON'S WARBLERS in New Orleans; and 2350 WESTERN, 2700 LEAST, 2 WHITE-RUMPED and 160 STILT SANDPIPERS at Recovery One in New Orleans East.

Thanks for calling the Baton Rouge rare bird alert and good birding.


© D.J. L'Hoste
Compiler: Karen Fay
Home phone # : 225-763-6805
RBA phone # : 225-768-9874
Email address: lamskite@aol.com




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