LOUISIANA Christmas Bird Counts 2001

Edited by Martin D. “Marty” Floyd

 

Bossier-Caddo-Bienville (LA BC)

32o 18’ N  93o 29’ W, center 2.5 miles SE of McDade, LA. Jan 05, 2002; Temp 36o to 42o F. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy, heavy rain. PM foggy, light rain. Observers: 21 in field in 13 parties (non-owling); 5.3 hours and 47.1 miles owling. Total party-hours 80.7; party-miles 351.8; 22 hours and 16.1 miles on foot, 47.2 hours and 315.7 miles by car, 11.5 hours and 20 miles by motorized boat.

·     Pied-billed Grebe 40; Am. White Pelican 823; Double-crested Cormorant 7040; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 144; Great Egret 192; Tricolored Heron 9; Black-crowned Night-Heron 12; Black Vulture CW; Turkey Vulture CW; Greater White-fronted Goose 2; Snow Goose CW; Canada Goose (small races) 4; Wood Duck 73; Gadwall 297; Am. Wigeon 2; Mallard 176; Blue-winged Teal 3; No. Shoveler 11; No. Pintail 1; Am. Green-winged Teal 180; duck sp. 16; Canvasback 129; Ring-necked Duck 321; Lesser Scaup 712; Bufflehead CW; Hooded Merganser 5; Ruddy Duck 99; Bald Eagle 2; (a) 2; No. Harrier 16; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 10; Red-tailed Hawk 51; Am. Kestrel 33; Merlin 1; Wild Turkey 3; Virginia Rail 3; Sora 3; Am. Coot 980; Killdeer 440; Greater Yellowlegs 1; Spotted Sandpiper 2; Least Sandpiper 5; Com. Snipe 164; Bonaparte’s Gull 43; Ring-billed Gull 354; Forster’s Tern 68; Rock Dove 67; Mourning Dove 99; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 17; Great Horned Owl 2; Barred Owl 5; Short-eared Owl CW; Belted Kingfisher 10; Red-headed Woodpecker 4; Red-bellied Woodpecker 61; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 24; Downy Woodpecker 14; Hairy Woodpecker 4; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 43; Pileated Woodpecker 4; E. Phoebe 28; Loggerhead Shrike 22; Blue Jay 124; Am. Crow 325; Fish Crow 42; Horned Lark 41; Carolina Chickadee 142; Tufted Titmouse 52; Brown-headed Nuthatch 2; Brown Creeper 3; Carolina Wren 69; Bewick’s Wren 3; House Wren 17; Winter Wren 2; Sedge Wren 1; Marsh Wren 9; Golden-crowned Kinglet 24; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 78; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2; E. Bluebird 62; Hermit Thrush 24; Am. Robin 3265; No. Mockingbird 62; Brown Thrasher 18; European Starling 1058; Am. Pipit 149; Cedar Waxwing 303; Orange-crowned Warbler 7; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 201; Pine Warbler 19; Com. Yellowthroat 2; E. Towhee 11; Chipping Sparrow 229; Field Sparrow 14; Vesper Sparrow 8; Savannah Sparrow 327; LeConte’s Sparrow 1; Fox Sparrow 30; Song Sparrow 242; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 347; White-throated Sparrow 767; Harris’ Sparrow 1; White-crowned Sparrow 184; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 180; Lapland Longspur 6; No. Cardinal 433; Red-winged Blackbird 29,466; E. Meadowlark 327; Rusty Blackbird 24; Brewer’s Blackbird 284; Com. Grackle 523; Great-tailed Grackle 10; Brown-headed Cowbird 554; blackbird sp. 1930; Am. Goldfinch 212; House Sparrow 63.

  Total: 112 species; 55,158 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Paul Dickson, P.O.Box 51367, Shreveport, LA 71135 paul@morrisdickson.com; Jerry Bertrand, Norma Cobb, Terry Davis, Paul Dickson, Mac Hardy, Hubert Hervey, Shirley Huss, Jim Ingold, Pat Lonnecker, Charles Lyon, Clyde Massey, John McBride, Nancy Menasco, Lily Poole, Larry Raymond, Rosemary Seidler, Will Smolenski, Jean Trahan, Jeff Trahan, Bobbie Wommack.

 

 

Baton Rouge (LA BR)

30o 22’ N  91o 07’ W, center 0.25 mi. s.e. jct. Hwys 327 & 42. Jan 05, 2002; 4:00 am to 7:30 pm; Temp 42o to 75o F. Wind var., 0-15 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM local fog, light rain. PM cloudy, heavy rain. Observers: 59 in field in 5-23 parties (non-owling) plus 77 at feeders (? hours); 5.6 hours and 26.2 miles owling. Total party-hours 183.5; party-miles 362.2; 130.3 hours and 51.8 miles on foot, 51.7 hours and 308.9 miles by car, 1.5 hours and 1.5 miles by motorized boat.

·     Pied-billed Grebe 50; Am. White Pelican 5; Double-crested Cormorant 774; Anhinga 5; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 79; Great Egret 390; Snowy Egret 351; Little Blue Heron 4; Tricolored Heron 7; Cattle Egret 28; Green Heron 4; Black-crowned Night-Heron 22; White Ibis 484; Black Vulture 79; Turkey Vulture 68; Greater White-fronted Goose 2 [ND,FE,QU-Ed.]; Snow Goose (blue form) 1 [FE-Ed.]; Canada Goose 60 [FE-Ed.]; Wood Duck 263; Gadwall 22; Mallard 70; Blue-winged Teal 1; No. Shoveler 4; duck sp. 23; Canvasback  1; Ring-necked Duck 137; Lesser Scaup 627; Bufflehead 1; Hooded Merganser 31; Ruddy Duck 43; Osprey 3; No. Harrier 13; Sharp-shinned Hawk 9; Cooper’s Hawk 4; Red-shouldered Hawk 28; Red-tailed Hawk 80; Buteo sp. 2; Am. Kestrel 50; Wild Turkey 2; Sora 7; Am. Coot 234; Killdeer 1068; Black-necked Stilt 18; Greater Yellowlegs 30; Lesser Yellowlegs 13; yellowlegs sp. 5; Spotted Sandpiper 9; Least Sandpiper 34; Com. Snipe 62; Am. Woodcock 1; Bonaparte’s Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 353; Herring Gull 1; Forster’s Tern 274; Rock Dove 560; Eurasian Collared-Dove 388; White-winged Dove 60; Mourning Dove 2234; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 3; Great Horned Owl 20; Barred Owl 34; Whip-poor-will 1; small swift sp. 1 [ND-Ed.]; Broad-billed Hummingbird 2; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7; Black-chinned Hummingbird 18;  Archilochus sp. 1;  Calliope Hummingbird 5;  Broad-tailed Hummingbird 2; Rufous Hummingbird 46; Allen’s Hummingbird 1; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 61;  hummingbird sp. 6;  Belted Kingfisher 26; Red-headed Woodpecker 34;  Red-bellied Woodpecker 123;  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 43;  Downy Woodpecker 79;  Hairy Woodpecker 8;  No. (Yellow-shafted) Woodpecker 33;  Pileated Woodpecker 10; E. Phoebe 134; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 125; White-eyed Vireo 3; Blue-headed Vireo 28; Warbling Vireo 1; Blue Jay 559; Am. Crow 688; Fish Crow 447; crow sp. 396; Tree Swallow 785; Carolina Chickadee 618; Tufted Titmouse 259; Red-breasted Nuthatch 1; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 435; House Wren 64; Winter Wren 4; Sedge Wren 7;  Marsh Wren 10;  Golden-crowned Kinglet 4; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 387;  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 36; E. Bluebird 72; Hermit Thrush 38; Am. Robin 5022; Gray Catbird 12; No. Mockingbird 523; Brown Thrasher 89; European Starling 3056; Am. Pipit 754; Cedar Waxwing 394; Orange-crowned Warbler 54; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 761; Pine Warbler 35; Palm Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 29; Wilson’s Warbler 4; Summer Tanager 1; W. Tanager 1 [ND-Ed.]; E. Towhee 56; Chipping Sparrow 26; Field Sparrow 33; Vesper Sparrow 11; Savannah Sparrow 696; Song Sparrow 214; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 477; White-throated Sparrow 930; White-crowned Sparrow 28; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 13; No. Cardinal 1410; Indigo Bunting 1; Painted Bunting 2; Red-winged Blackbird 28,030; E. Meadowlark 75; Rusty Blackbird 7; Brewer’s Blackbird 15; Com. Grackle 5600; Bronzed Cowbird 3; Brown-headed Cowbird 3951; blackbird sp. 125; Baltimore Oriole 2; Purple Finch 1; House Finch 736; Pine Siskin 4; Am. Goldfinch 1754; House Sparrow 943.

  Total: 139 species; 70,731 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Carol Foil, 1180 Stanford Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 lcfoil225@cox.net; Mike Allen, Sally Allen, Coney Barre, Janey Barre, James Beck, Rick Bello, Chris Brantley, Mrs. William H. Brown, Gary Byerly, Steve Cardiff, Paul Conover, Brad Courrier, Sarah de la Rue, Donna Dittmann, Robb Dobbs, Nancy Falcon, John Fitzpatrick, Margie Griffith, Martin Guidry, Jay Guillory, Bob Hamilton, Nancy Higginbotham, Jack Hopkins, Joseph Hopkins, Jay Huner, Linda Knight, Greta LaFleur, Beverly Landaiche, Dan Lane, Steve LeBlanc, Mae Lopez, Ben Marks, E. Abner Martin, Nancy Murrill, Mike Nelson, Nancy Newfield, John O’Neill, Pamela Petit, Kay Radlauer, J. V. Remsen, Ken Rosenberg, Lewis Roussel, Linda Roussel, Michael Seymour, Joseph Smith, Bud Snowden, Bob St. Amant, Gayle Strickland, Jeannelle Strickland, Mark Swan, Bruce Tedford, Don Thibodeaux, Al Troy, Cathy Troy, Andrew Vaughn, Jason Weckstein, Jim Whelan, Walker Wilson, Chris Witt

 

Catahoula N.W.R. (LA CA)

31o 30’ N  92o 02’ W, center LA Hwy 28, 7 mi. sw jct. Hwy 84 & 3.5 mi ne of Catahoula L. Diversion Canal. Dec 15, 2001; 6:00 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 44o to 62o F. Wind ENE, 2-10 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 22 in field in 9parties (non-owling); 3 hours and 1.0 miles owling. Total party-hours 80.5; party-miles 323.25; 26.5 hours and 19.5 miles on foot, 54 hours and 303.75 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 6; Am. White Pelican 11; Double-crested Cormorant 587; Anhinga 3; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 47; Great Egret 91; Snowy Egret 9; Little Blue Heron 7; Tricolored Heron 12; Black Vulture 6; Turkey Vulture 80; Fulvous Whistling-Duck 1; Greater White-fronted Goose 1116; Snow Goose 12,200; Ross’s Goose 25; Canada Goose 1000; Wood Duck 34; Gadwall 8220; Am. Wigeon 1104; Mallard 10,269; Blue-winged Teal 105; No. Shoveler 2111; No. Pintail 6470; Am. Green-winged Teal 5200; Canvasback 4; Ring-necked Duck 25,220; Greater Scaup 2; Lesser Scaup 10; Ruddy Duck 2; Osprey 1; Bald Eagle 2;  (a) 1; (i) 1; No. Harrier 52; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 28; Red-tailed Hawk 70; Am. Kestrel 22; Merlin 3; Peregrine Falcon 1; Am. Coot 747; Killdeer 144; Greater Yellowlegs 8; Lesser Yellowlegs 2; Least Sandpiper 30; Com. Snipe 4; Am. Woodcock 1; Rock Dove 4; Mourning Dove 98; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 4; Barred Owl 12; Belted Kingfisher 6; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 31; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 14; Downy Woodpecker 17; Hairy Woodpecker 10; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 22; Pileated Woodpecker 28; E. Phoebe 111; Vermilion Flycatcher 3; Loggerhead Shrike 15; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 5; Blue Jay 23; Am. Crow 738; Fish Crow 12; Horned Lark 65; Carolina Chickadee 80; Tufted Titmouse 54; Brown-headed Nuthatch 2; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 88; House Wren 5; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 22; Marsh Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 88; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1; E. Bluebird 52; Hermit Thrush 31; Am. Robin 48;  No. Mockingbird 23; Brown Thrasher 8; European Starling 219; Am. Pipit 32; Cedar Waxwing 87; Orange-crowned Warbler 4; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 63; Pine Warbler 21; Palm Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 13; E. Towhee 4; Chipping Sparrow 107; Field Sparrow 2; Vesper Sparrow 13; Savannah Sparrow 969; Le Conte’s Sparrow 3; Fox Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 34; Lincoln’s Sparrow 11; Swamp Sparrow 295; White-throated Sparrow 198; White-crowned Sparrow 7; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 17; No. Cardinal 326; Red-winged Blackbird 3913; E. Meadowlark 32; Rusty Blackbird 3; Brewer’s Blackbird 60; Com. Grackle 119; Brown-headed Cowbird 303; Am. Goldfinch 425.

  Total: 114 species; 84,084 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Kermit Cummings, 517 Hiawatha Trail, Pineville, LA 71360 kcc71360@aol.com; Charli Bravinder, Roger Breedlove, Patsye Breithaupt, Walter Breithaupt, Rick Bryan, Margaret Campbell, Fran Guchereau, Betty Hanner, Billy James, Mary Frances James, Elizabeth Johnson, Jim Johnson, Andrea Mattison, Clyde Mattison, E. V. Moore, Kim Randall, Lois Rodgers, Ezell Shirley, Becky Watkins, Wayne Watkins

 

Cheneyville-Lecompte (LA CL)

31o 06’ N  92o 22’ W, center 2 mi ne of Lecompte. Dec 29, 2001; 4:00 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 48o to 61o F. Wind N, 3 – 9 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM clear. Observers: 8 in field in 5 parties (non-owling); 6.5 hours and 28 miles owling. Total party-hours 46.55; party-miles 371; 23.05 hours and 12 miles on foot, 23.5 hours and 359 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 1, Pied-billed Grebe 27; Double-crested Cormorant 416; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 52;  Great Egret 300; Tricolored Heron 3; White Ibis 110; White-faced Ibis 35; Black Vulture 7; Turkey Vulture 156; Greater White-fronted Goose 5000; Snow Goose 26,985; Ross’s Goose 7;  Canada Goose 1; Wood Duck 24; Gadwall 175; Am. Wigeon 6; Mallard 67; No. Shoveler 356; No. Pintail 300; Am. Green-winged Teal 7; Lesser Scaup 3; Ruddy Duck 2; Osprey 1; Bald Eagle CW; No. Harrier 14; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 5; Red-shouldered Hawk 8; Red-tailed Hawk 78; Harlan’s Hawk 2 [UD-Ed.]; Am. Kestrel 43; Peregrine Falcon 1; Am. Coot 150; Sandhill Crane 33; Killdeer 882; Black-necked Stilt 80; Greater Yellowlegs 32; Lesser Yellowlegs 155; Least Sandpiper 415; Dunlin 250; Stilt Sandpiper 12; Long-billed Dowitcher 127; Com. Snipe 18; Am. Woodcock 1; Bonaparte’s Gull CW; Ring-billed Gull 6; Forster’s Tern 4; Rock Dove 438; Eurasian Collared-Dove 95; Mourning Dove 71; Inca Dove 2; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 3; Barred Owl 8; Belted Kingfisher 11; Red-headed Woodpecker 1; Red-bellied Woodpecker 36; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 12; Downy Woodpecker 16; Hairy Woodpecker 2; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 1; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 14; Pileated Woodpecker 15; E. Phoebe 58; Loggerhead Shrike 66; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 2; Blue Jay 36; Am. Crow 591; Fish Crow 5; Tree Swallow 40; Carolina Chickadee 89; Tufted Titmouse 41; Brown-headed Nuthatch 5; Carolina Wren 75; Bewick’s Wren 1; House Wren 6; Winter Wren 3; Sedge Wren 3; Golden-crowned Kinglet 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 69; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4; E. Bluebird 106; Hermit Thrush 9; Am. Robin 10; Gray Catbird 2; No. Mockingbird 53; Brown Thrasher 5; European Starling 1135; Am. Pipit 105; Cedar Waxwing 9; Orange-crowned Warbler 4; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 113; Pine Warbler 54; Palm Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 8; Summer Tanager 1; E. Towhee 8; Chipping Sparrow 114; Field Sparrow 7; Vesper Sparrow 19; Savannah Sparrow 243; LeConte’s Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 11; Swamp Sparrow 47; White-throated Sparrow 101; White-crowned Sparrow 13; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 11; No. Cardinal 277; Red-winged Blackbird 2941; E. Meadowlark 159; Rusty Blackbird 3; Brewer’s Blackbird 198; Com. Grackle 650; Brown-headed Cowbird 140; blackbird sp. 1375; House Finch 6; Am. Goldfinch 181; House Sparrow 74.

  Total: 117 species; 46,378 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Marty Floyd, 2044 Bayou Road, Cheneyville, LA 71325 marty.floyd@la.usda.gov; Roger Breedlove, Betty Cummings, Kermit Cummings, Marty Floyd, Jim Johnson, E.V. “Tiny” Moore, Becky Watkins, Wayne Watkins

 

Creole (LA CR)

29o 48’ N  93o 06’ W, center jct. Rts. 27 & 1143. Dec 17, 2001; 6:30 am to 5:45 pm; Temp 50o to 60o F. Wind NW, 10-20 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 13 in field in 7 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 51.75; party-miles 93.5; 38.75 hours and 10.5 miles on foot, 9.5 hours and 77 miles by car, 3.5 hours and 6 miles by motorized boat.

 

·        Common Loon 3, Pied-billed Grebe 76; Am. White Pelican 971; Brown Pelican 162; Neotropic Cormorant 213; Double-crested Cormorant 242; Anhinga 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 62; Great Egret 192; Snowy Egret 181; Little Blue Heron 30; Tricolored Heron 58; Cattle Egret 119; Green Heron 5; Black-crowned Night-Heron 63; White Ibis 788; White-faced Ibis 640; Roseate Spoonbill 202; Turkey Vulture 4; Fulvous Whistling-Duck 10; Greater White-fronted Goose 207; Snow Goose 912; Ross’s Goose 4; Canada goose 23; Gadwall 225; Am. Wigeon 19; Mallard 129; Mottled Duck 38; Blue-winged Teal 145; No. Shoveler 300; No. Pintail 36; Am. Green-winged Teal 892; Canvasback 1; Ring-necked Duck 121; Lesser Scaup 503; Bufflehead 17; Hooded Merganser 1; Red-breasted Merganser 528; Ruddy Duck 19; Osprey 1; White-tailed Kite 2; No. Harrier 47; Sharp-shinned Hawk 8; Cooper’s Hawk 5; Swainson’s Hawk 1; Red-tailed Hawk 58; Am. Kestrel 16; Peregrine Falcon 4; Clapper Rail 16; King Rail 6; Virginia Rail 3; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 171; Am. Coot 5572; Black-bellied Plover 113; Snowy Plover 2; Semipalmated Plover 25; Piping Plover 3; Killdeer 83; Black-necked Stilt 230; Am. Avocet 1091; Greater Yellowlegs 91; Lesser Yellowlegs 35; Solitary Sandpiper 1; Willet 207; Marbled Godwit 5; Ruddy Turnstone 20; Sanderling 147; W, Sandpiper 1202; Least Sandpiper 71; Dunlin 375; peep sp. 127; Short-billed Dowitcher 47; Long-billed Dowitcher 50; dowitcher sp. 500; Com. Snipe 24; Pomarine Jaeger 1; Laughing Gull 8571; Bonaparte’s Gull 33; Ring-billed Gull 1742; Herring Gull 125; Gull-billed Tern 1; Caspian Tern 51; Royal Tern 44; Com. Tern 1; Forster’s Tern 1734; Black Skimmer 350; White-winged Dove 12; Mourning Dove 104; Inca Dove 6; Barn Owl 3; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 5; Chuck-will’s-widow 1; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 3; Belted Kingfisher 17; Red-bellied Woodpecker 2; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6; Downy Woodpecker 11; Hairy Woodpecker 6; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 4; E. Phoebe 64; Vermilion Flycatcher 2; Loggerhead Shrike 82; Blue-headed Vireo 6; Blue Jay 47; Fish Crow 215; Tree Swallow 1226; Carolina Chickadee 2; Carolina Wren 3; House Wren 35; Sedge Wren 9; Marsh Wren 20; Golden-crowned Kinglet 4; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 60; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 70; Hermit Thrush 5; Am. Robin 8; Gray Catbird 3; No. Mockingbird 69; Brown Thrasher 7; European Starling 274; Am. Pipit 26; Sprague’s Pipit 1; Orange-crowned Warbler 18; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 250; Pine Warbler 11; Prairie Warbler 1; Palm Warbler 5; Am. Redstart 1; Com. Yellowthroat 68; Wilson’s Warbler 1; E. Towhee 1; Chipping Sparrow 2; Field Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 175; Le Conte’s Sparrow 1; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 7; Seaside Sparrow 13; Song Sparrow 50; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 228; White-throated Sparrow 61; White-crowned Sparrow 78; No. Cardinal 69; Indigo Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 3199; E. Meadowlark 40; Brewer’s Blackbird 30; Com. Grackle 166; Boat-tailed Grackle 952; Great-tailed Grackle 37; Brown-headed Cowbird 4; Am. Goldfinch 28; House Sparrow 4.

  Total: 153 species; 39,080 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Dave Patton, 122 Memory Lane, Lafayette, LA 70506 wdpatton@cox-internet.com; Mahlan Ayme, Winston Caillouet, Steve Cardiff, Donna Dittmann, Rob Dobbs, Judy Fruge, Marty Guidry, Bryan Henderson, Dave Patton, Marianna Primeaux, Mark Swan, Bill Vermillion, Melvin Weber

 

Crowley (LA CW)

30o 08’ N  92o 22’ W, center 7.3 mi s of jct. Hwys. 90 & 13. Jan 04, 2002; 6:30 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 20o to 46o F. Wind var., 0-10 mph.  Still water partly frozen. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 22 in field in in 13-15 parties (non-owling); 1.75 hours and 4 miles owling. Total party-hours 130; party-miles 307; 89.75 hours and 24 miles on foot, 40.25 hours and 283 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 17; Eared Grebe 3; Neotropic Cormorant 1; Double-crested Cormorant 23; Anhinga 5; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 133; Great Egret 2857; Snowy Egret 490; Little Blue Heron 19; Tricolored Heron 2; Cattle Egret 222; Green Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 273; White Ibis 21,145; Glossy Ibis 4; White-faced Ibis 12,949; Roseate Spoonbill 1; Turkey Vulture 41; Greater White-fronted Goose 11,565; Snow Goose 63,858; Ross’s Goose 93; Canada Goose (small races) 3; Wood Duck 20; Gadwall 34;  Mallard 218; Mottled Duck 8; Blue-winged Teal 10; No. Shoveler 6709; No. Pintail 1366; Am. Green-winged Teal 800; Canvasback 1; Ring-necked Duck 1; Lesser Scaup 194; Ruddy Duck 32; Osprey 1; Bald Eagle 1: (a) 1; No. Harrier 176; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 15; Red-shouldered Hawk 23; Red-tailed hawk 283; Am. Kestrel 159; Merlin 4; Peregrine Falcon 5; No. Bobwhite 3; King Rail 5; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 8; Am. Coot 2334; Black-bellied Plover 265; Semipalmated Plover 1; Killdeer 7526; Black-necked Stilt 992; Am. Avocet 1; Greater Yellowlegs 844; Lesser Yellowlegs 792; Solitary Sandpiper 1; Spotted Sandpiper 9; Long-billed Curlew 1 [HO-Ed.]; W.  Sandpiper 1816; Least Sandpiper 3160; Dunlin 9008; Stilt Sandpiper 218; Long-billed Dowitcher 7129; Com. Snipe 894; Am. Woodcock 2; Laughing Gull 74; Bonaparte’s Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 201; Herring Gull 4; Gull-billed Tern 3; Forster’s Tern 1; Rock Dove 225; Eurasian Collared-Dove 52; Mourning Dove 956; Inca Dove 31; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 6; Great Horned Owl 17; Barred Owl 8; Short-eared Owl 3; Belted Kingfisher 17; Red-bellied Woodpecker 72; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 63; Downy Woodpecker 24; Hairy Woodpecker 8; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 23; Pileated Woodpecker 4; E. Phoebe 377; Vermilion Flycatcher 4; Ash-throated Flycatcher 3; Loggerhead Shrike 208; White-eyed Vireo 18; Blue-headed Vireo 46; Blue Jay 191; Am. Crow 60; Fish Crow 1; crow sp. 1; Tree Swallow 24; Carolina Chickadee 188; Tufted Titmouse 25; Red-breasted Nuthatch 2; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 190; House Wren 168; Winter Wren 6; Sedge Wren 53; Marsh Wren 5; Golden-crowned Kinglet 10; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 667; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 126; E. Bluebird 17; Hermit Thrush 106; Am. Robin 54; Gray Catbird 33; No. Mockingbird 368; Brown Thrasher 57; European Starling 1835; Am. Pipit 870; Sprague’s Pipit 6; Orange-crowned Warbler 120; Magnolia Warbler 1 [VT-Ed.]; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1086; Pine Warbler 80; Palm Warbler 7; Com. Yellowthroat 158; Wilson’s Warbler 7; Yellow-breasted Chat 2; W. Tanager 1 [AM-Ed.]; E. Towhee 11: Chipping Sparrow 29; Field Sparrow 33; Vesper Sparrow 2; Lark Sparrow 6; Savannah Sparrow 3799; Le Conte’s Sparrow 14; Song Sparrow 295; Lincoln’s Sparrow 16; Swamp Sparrow 1123; White-throated Sparrow 842; White-crowned Sparrow 188; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 6; Lapland Longspur 266; No. Cardinal 810; Indigo Bunting 2; Painted Bunting 1; Dickcissel 12; Red-winged Blackbird 516,951; E. Meadowlark 521; Rusty Blackbird 3; Brewer’s Blackbird 357; Com. Grackle 467; Brown-headed Cowbird 47,973; Am. Goldfinch 237; House Sparrow 855.

  Total: 154 species; 742,573 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Steve Cardiff, 435 Pecan Drive, St. Gabriel, LA 70776 scardif@lsu.edu; Chris Brantley, Steve Cardiff, Donna Dittmann, Rob Dobbs, John Fitzpatrick, Marty Floyd, Bill Fontenot, Marty Guidry, Toddy Guidry, Bob Hamilton, Jay Huner, Joe Kleiman, Dan Lane, Dave Patton, Van Remsen, Ken Rosenberg, Michael Seymour, Joe Smith, Mark Swan, Jason Weckstein, Walker Wilson, Chris Witt

 

D’Arbonne (LA DA)

32o 40’ N  92o 15’ W, center L. Drain landing at end of Parish Road 5520. Dec 15, 2001; 6:00 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 40o to 62o F. Wind var., 0–6 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 23 in field in 10 parties (non-owling) plus 3 at feeders (3 hours). Total party-hours 96.5; party-miles 597.5; 26.5 hours and 22.5 miles on foot, 70 hours and 575 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 2; Pied-billed Grebe 6; Horned Grebe 4; Am. White Pelican 67; Double-crested Cormorant 2960; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 16; Great Egret 182; Black Vulture 73; Turkey Vulture 225; Greater White-fronted Goose 73; Snow Goose (blue form) 45; Snow Goose (white form) 1036; Wood Duck 339; Gadwall 5; Am. Wigeon 4; Mallard 802; No. Pintail 12; Ring-necked Duck 4; Lesser Scaup 36; Bufflehead 15; Com. Goldeneye 9; Hooded Merganser 26; Ruddy Duck 192; No. Harrier 5; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 8; Red-tailed Hawk 47; Am. Kestrel 23; No. Bobwhite 9; Am. Coot 3; Killdeer 8; Am. Woodcock 1; Ring-billed Gull 96; Rock Dove 7; Mourning Dove 143; E. Screech-Owl 1; Barred Owl 4; Belted Kingfisher 18; Red-headed Woodpecker 21; Red-bellied Woodpecker 82; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4; Downy Woodpecker 17; Hairy Woodpecker 2; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 38; Pileated Woodpecker 25; E. Phoebe 50; Loggerhead Shrike 13; Blue-headed Vireo 3; Blue Jay 93; Am. Crow  510; Fish Crow 14; Horned Lark 1; Carolina Chickadee 171; Tufted Titmouse 88; Red-breasted Nuthatch 5; White-breasted Nuthatch 1; Brown-headed Nuthatch 6; Brown Creeper 4; Carolina Wren 81; House Wren 3; Winter Wren 3; Sedge Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 22; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 149; E. Bluebird 143; Hermit Thrush 20; Am. Robin 1317; No. Mockingbird 23; Brown Thrasher 26; European Starling 103; Am. Pipit 200; Cedar Waxwing 368; Orange-crowned Warbler 10; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 101; Pine Warbler 86; E. Towhee 106; Bachman’s Sparrow 2; Chipping Sparrow 209; Field Sparrow 42; Vesper Sparrow 6; Savannah Sparrow 21; Henslow’s Sparrow CW; Song Sparrow 125; Lincoln’s Sparrow 7; Swamp Sparrow 71; White-throated Sparrow 507; Harris’ Sparrow 1; White-crowned Sparrow  2; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 156; No. Cardinal 332; Red-winged Blackbird 110; E. Meadowlark 109; Brewer’s Blackbird 26; Com. Grackle 21; Brown-headed Cowbird 10; Am. Goldfinch 167. 

  Total: 96 species; 12,348 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Joan Brown, 3100 Deborah Dr. #63, Monroe, LA 71201 bljnbr@colla.com; Gaston Alvarez, Joe Barron, Dee Baum, Joyce Bennett, Gay Brantley, Joan Brown, Ernest Bruce, Gerry Click, Fred Groves, Helen Groves, Wallace Hardy, Chuck Hughes, Richard Johnson, Arah Knox, Gypsy Langford, Russ Langford, Erline Martin, Jud Moore, Jarad Norris, Linda Norris, Keith Ouchley, Keby Ouchley, Roselie Overby, Steve Pagans, Patricia Seager, Allison Wilkes

 

Grand Isle (LA GI)

29o 12’ N  90o 03’ W, center 0.5 mi sw Caminada Bridge. Dec 21, 2001; 6:00 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 42o to 64o F. Wind E, 0-15 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 11 in field in 4-5 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 40; party-miles 74.5; 30 hours and 13 miles on foot, 10 hours and 61.5 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 7, Pied-billed Grebe 4; No. Gannet 2; Am. White Pelican 104; Brown Pelican 431; Double-crested Cormorant 800; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 46; Great Egret 50; Snowy Egret 47; Little Blue Heron 16; Tricolored Heron 19; Reddish Egret 1; Cattle Egret 7; Black-crowned Night-Heron 24; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 9; night-heron sp. 6; White Ibis 114; Plegadis sp. 95; Roseate Spoonbill 15; Gadwall 15; Mottled Duck 7; Blue-winged Teal 2; No. Shoveler 1; duck sp. 34; Ring-necked Duck 1; Lesser Scaup 2442; Hooded Merganser 1; Red-breasted Merganser 45; Osprey 4; No. Harrier 11; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 1; Red-tailed Hawk 8; Am. Kestrel 11; Peregrine Falcon 1; Clapper Rail 4; Am. Coot 3; Black-bellied Plover 34; Semipalmated Plover 42; Killdeer 83; Am. Oystercatcher 1; Greater Yellowlegs 8; yellowlegs sp. 20; Willet 76;  Spotted Sandpiper 3; Ruddy Turnstone 30; Sanderling 293; W. Sandpiper 1; Dunlin 150; Short-billed Dowitcher 36; Laughing Gull 2290; Bonaparte’s Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 322; Herring Gull 73; Caspian Tern 51; Royal Tern 10; Com. Tern 8 [ND-Ed.]; Forster’s Tern 77; Black Skimmer 4; Eurasian Collared-Dove 1; Mourning Dove 4; Inca Dove 3; Caprimulgus sp. 1; hummingbird sp. 1; Belted Kingfisher 22; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 1; E. Phoebe 13; Loggerhead Shrike 44; Blue-headed Vireo 2; Blue Jay 33; Am. Crow 4; Tree Swallow 3; Carolina Chickadee 4; House Wren 6; Marsh Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 2; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 16; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5; Hermit Thrush 4; Am. Robin 18; Gray Catbird 8; No. Mockingbird 40; Brown Thrasher 4; European Starling 756; Cedar Waxwing 3; Orange-crowned Warbler 8; Nashville Warbler 1; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 612; Palm Warbler 10; Com. Yellowthroat 13; Wilson’s Warbler 1; Savannah Sparrow 22; Song Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 20; White-throated Sparrow 8; No. Cardinal 6; Red-winged Blackbird 138; E. Meadowlark 6; Com. Grackle 27; Boat-tailed Grackle 67; Brown-headed Cowbird 75; Am. Goldfinch 3; House Sparrow 93.

  Total: 101 species; 10,117 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Chris Brantley, 162 Elm St.-Lewisburg, Mandeville, LA 70448  chrisbrantley@charter.net; Karen Baldwin, Rick Bello, Chris Brantley, Taylor Brantley, Marty Guidry, Joe Kleiman, Ernie Marshall, Betsy Ristroph, Lisa Robichaux, Stephanie Rodrigue, Rosemary Seidler

 

 

 

Johnsons Bayou (LA JB)

29o 48’ N  93o 43’ W, center 2.78 nnw Johnsons Bayou HS. Dec 16, 2001; 6:15 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 68o to 79o F. Wind SE, 10-23 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy. PM cloudy. Observers: 28 in field in 12-15 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 74.75; party-miles 74.75; 57.75 hours and 29.25 miles on foot, 13 hours and 40.5 miles by car, 4 hours and 6 miles by motorized boat.

·        Common Loon 2, Pied-billed Grebe 60; Am. White Pelican 132; Brown Pelican 7; Neotropic Cormorant 185; Double-crested Cormorant 74; Anhinga 2; Least Bittern 2; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 54; Great Egret 121; Snowy Egret 159; Little Blue Heron 23; Tricolored Heron 25; Cattle Egret 3; Green Heron 4; Black-crowned Night-Heron 32; White Ibis 2656; Glossy Ibis 4; White-faced Ibis 627; Roseate Spoonbill 79; Black Vulture 42; Turkey Vulture 84; Greater White-fronted Goose 11; Snow Goose 95; Wood Duck 2; Gadwall 289; Am. Wigeon 26; Mallard 32; Mottled Duck 27; Blue-winged Teal 135; No. Shoveler 26; No. Pintail 1; Am. Green-winged Teal 18; Lesser Scaup 271; Hooded Merganser 1; Red-breasted Merganser 10; Ruddy Duck 1; Osprey 8; White-tailed Kite 7; No. Harrier 44; Sharp-shinned Hawk 7; Cooper’s Hawk 8; Red-shouldered Hawk 2; Red-tailed Hawk 58; Am. Kestrel 21; Merlin 6; Peregrine Falcon 3; Clapper Rail 3; King Rail 38; Virginia Rail 4; Sora 19; Com. Moorhen 261; Am. Coot 1285; Black-bellied Plover 106; Killdeer 156; Black-necked Stilt 45; Am. Avocet 7; Greater Yellowlegs 27; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; Willet 10; Spotted Sandpiper 2; Ruddy Turnstone 17; Sanderling 140; W. Sandpiper 1; Least Sandpiper 57; Dunlin 381; Com. Snipe 156; Laughing Gull 726; Little Gull 1; Bonaparte’s Gull 46; Ring-billed Gull 672; Herring Gull 97; Caspian Tern 28; Royal Tern 28; Sandwich Tern 1; Com. Tern 1; Forster’s Tern 192; Black Tern 1; Rock Dove 16; Eurasian Collared-Dove 8; White-winged Dove 7; Mourning Dove 148; Inca Dove 20; Groove-billed Ani 2; Barn Owl 3; Great Horned Owl 7; Chuck-will’s-widow 2; Belted Kingfisher 38; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 20; Downy Woodpecker 10; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 18; E. Phoebe 246; Vermilion Flycatcher 3; W. Kingbird 2; Loggerhead Shrike 89; White-eyed Vireo 2; Blue-headed Vireo 19; Blue Jay 58; Tree Swallow 7; Brown Creeper 4; Carolina Wren 18; House Wren 182; Winter Wren 4; Sedge Wren 119; Marsh Wren 91; Golden-crowned Kinglet 5; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 175; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 242; Hermit Thrush 43; Am. Robin 95; Gray Catbird 15; No. Mockingbird 152; Brown Thrasher 41; European Starling 315; Am. Pipit 65; Cedar Waxwing 10; Orange-crowned Warbler 82; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) 613; Pine Warbler 5; Palm Warbler 7; Com. Yellowthroat 146; Wilson’s Warbler 3; Yellow-breasted Chat 2; Spotted Towhee 1 [VT-Ed.]; Field Sparrow 2; Vesper Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 396; Le Conte’s Sparrow 8; Seaside Sparrow 2; Song Sparrow 118; Lincoln’s Sparrow 89; Swamp Sparrow 714; White-throated Sparrow 324; White-crowned Sparrow 101; No. Cardinal 274; Red-winged Blackbird 12,267; E. Meadowlark 208; Brewer’s Blackbird 2; Com. Grackle 97; Boat-tailed Grackle 1246; Great-tailed Grackle 57; “Cassidix” sp. 100; Brown-headed Cowbird 515; Am. Goldfinch 63; House Sparrow 20.

  Total: 145 species; 29,762 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Steve Cardiff, 435 Pecan Drive, St. Gabriel, LA 70776 scardif@lsu.edu; Mike Allen, Sally Allen, Mahlon Ayme, Coney Barre, Janie Barre, James Beck, Steve Cardiff, Paul Conover, Donna Dittmann, Rob Dobbs, Lee Ellis, Carol Foil, Marty Guidry, John Haynes, Steve Mayes, David Muth, Mac Myers, Glenn Ousset, Dave Patton, Dan Purrington, Curt Sorrells, Mark Swan, Eric Sztraky, Ken Sztraky, Phillip Wallace, Melvin Weber, Jim Whelan, Chris Witt

 

Lafayette (LA LA)

30o 12’ N  92o 06’ W, center 5.5 mi wsw Parish Courthouse. Dec 31, 2001; Temp 47o to 65o F. Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 4 in field in ? parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 24.

·        Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 31; Great Egret 118; Snowy Egret 1; Cattle Egret 40; White Ibis 20; White-faced Ibis 120; Turkey Vulture 1; Greater White-fronted Goose 200; Snow Goose 1300; Ross’s Goose 3; Canada Goose 1; Mallard 4; No. Shoveler 4; No. Harrier 11; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 2; Red-tailed Hawk 32; Am. Kestrel 20; Killdeer 452; Greater Yellowlegs 19; Lesser Yellowlegs 18; Least Sandpiper 45; Long-billed Dowitcher 25; Com. Snipe 41; Laughing Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 95; Herring Gull 2; Rock Dove 187; Eurasian Collared-Dove 26; White-winged Dove 80; Mourning Dove 149; Inca Dove 8; Barn Owl 1; Broad-tailed Hummingbird 2; Rufous Hummingbird 43; Allen’s Hummingbird 4; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 11; Belted Kingfisher 2; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 9; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4; Downy Woodpecker 3; Hairy Woodpecker 1; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 5; E. Phoebe 26; Vermilion Flycatcher 1;  Loggerhead Shrike 31; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 6; Blue Jay 49; Am. Crow 187; Fish Crow 4; Carolina Chickadee 23; Tufted Titmouse 4; Carolina Wren 21; House Wren 2; Sedge Wren 4; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 23; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9; E. Bluebird 15; Am. Robin 160; Gray Catbird 2; No. Mockingbird 37; Brown Thrasher 5; European Starling 215; Am. Pipit 31; Orange-crowned Warbler 11; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 232; Com. Yellowthroat 2; Wilson’s Warbler 1; Chipping Sparrow 31; Lark Sparrow 200 [QN-Ed.]; Savannah Sparrow 190; Song Sparrow 10; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 115; White-throated Sparrow 79; White-crowned Sparrow 20; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 5; No. Cardinal 133; Blue Grosbeak 1; Red-winged Blackbird 50,512; E. Meadowlark 28; Rusty Blackbird 3; Com. Grackle 600; House Finch 19; Am. Goldfinch 41; House Sparrow 32.

  Total: 88 species; 56,267 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Lee Clark, 217 Bel Homme, Lafayette, LA 70506 leeradshop@att.net; Beckie Hariu, Judith O’Neal, Dave Patton, Virginia Rettig

 

Lacassine N.W.R.-Thornwell (LA LT)

30o 03’ N  92o 49’ W, center 2.5 mi. S, 1 mi. W of  Thornwell. Dec 14, 2001; 6:30 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 44o to 63o F. Wind NW, 0-17 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM clear. Observers: 28 in field in 13-17 parties (non-owling); 0.5 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 126.4; party-miles 206; 82.15 hours and 34.5 miles on foot, 31.25 hours and 156.5 miles by car, 13 hours and 15 miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 13; Am. White Pelican 72; Neotropic Cormorant 20; Double-crested Cormorant 122; Anhinga 15; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 80; Great Egret 251; Snowy Egret 78; Little Blue Heron 7; Tricolored Heron 6; Cattle Egret 129; Green Heron 2; Black-crowned Night-Heron 41; White Ibis 425; Glossy Ibis 9; White-faced Ibis 7517; Roseate Spoonbill 2; Black Vulture 3; Turkey Vulture 5; Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 171; Greater White-fronted Goose 13,343; Snow Goose 258,779; Ross’s Goose 187; Canada Goose (small races) 45; Wood Duck 72; Gadwall 2067; Am. Wigeon 31; Mallard 2792; Mottled Duck 68; Blue-winged Teal 710; No. Shoveler 3058; No. Pintail 5016; Am. Green-winged Teal 2777; Ring-necked Duck 1217; Lesser Scaup 132; Bufflehead 1; Hooded Merganser 3; Ruddy Duck 6; Osprey 2; White-tailed Kite 2; Bald Eagle 1; (a) 1; No. Harrier 209; Sharp-shinned Hawk 15; Cooper’s Hawk 18; small Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 48; Red-tailed Hawk 276; Golden Eagle 4; (i) 4; Crested Caracara 2 [PH-Ed.]; Am. Kestrel 111; Merlin 10; Peregrine 3; No. Bobwhite 5; King Rail 13; Virginia Rail 4; Sora 9; Com. Moorhen 22; Am. Coot 472; Black-bellied Plover 392; Killdeer 1581; Black-necked Stilt 220; Am. Avocet 9; Greater Yellowlegs 261; Lesser Yellowlegs 311; W. Sandpiper 820; Least Sandpiper 1183; Dunlin 574; Stilt Sandpiper 96; Long-billed Dowitcher 2612; Com. Snipe 106; Am. Woodcock 6; Laughing Gull 3687; Ring-billed Gull 7405; Herring Gull 20; Gull-billed Tern 40; Caspian Tern 6; Forster’s Tern 40; Rock Dove 4; Eurasian Collared-Dove 112; Mourning Dove 702; Inca Dove 33; Barn Owl 12; E. Screech-Owl 4; Great Horned Owl 25; Barred Owl 1; Short-eared Owl 1; Belted Kingfisher 27; Red-headed Woodpecker 1; Red-bellied Woodpecker 110; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 64; Downy Woodpecker 51; Hairy Woodpecker 5; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 10; Pileated Woodpecker 12; E. Phoebe 534; Say’s Phoebe 1; Vermilion Flycatcher 13; Ash-throated Flycatcher 2; Loggerhead Shrike 129; White-eyed Vireo 12; Blue-headed Vireo 26; Blue Jay 146; Fish Crow 1; Horned Lark 1; Tree Swallow 16; Carolina Chickadee 180; Tufted Titmouse 29; Brown Creeper 3; Carolina Wren 210; House Wren 165; Winter Wren 16; Sedge Wren 71; Marsh Wren 69; Golden-crowned Kinglet 11; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 628; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 315; E. Bluebird 10; Hermit Thrush 72; Am. Robin 72; Gray Catbird 30; No. Mockingbird 217; Brown Thrasher 40; European Starling 1613; Am. Pipit 581; Cedar Waxwing 14; Orange-crowned Warbler 71; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1305; Yellow-throated Warbler 1; Pine Warbler 96; Prairie Warbler 1; Palm Warbler 8; Com. Yellowthroat 278; Wilson’s Warbler 11; E. Towhee 3; Chipping Sparrow 5; Field Sparrow 13; Vesper Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 1527; Grasshopper Sparrow 1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 24; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 1; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 158; Lincoln’s Sparrow 23; Swamp Sparrow 598; White-throated Sparrow 724; White-crowned Sparrow 52; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 1; Lapland Longspur 6; No. Cardinal 804; Red-winged Blackbird 3,544,682; E. Meadowlark 259; Brewer’s Blackbird 52; Com. Grackle 201,255; Boat-tailed Grackle 90; Great-tailed Grackle 1; “Cassidix” sp. 2; Brown-headed Cowbird 209,999; Am. Goldfinch 105; House Sparrow 117.

  Total: 158 species; 4,288,545 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Steve Cardiff, 435 Pecan Drive, St. Gabriel, LA 70776 scardif@lsu.edu; James Beck, Roger Breedlove, George Broussard, Steve Cardiff, Donna Dittmann, Lee Ellis, Carol Foil, Bill Fontenot, Paul Fontenot, Marty Guidry, Toddy Guidry, Bob Hamilton, Bryan Henderson, Patti Holland, Joe Kleiman, Dan Lane, Charlie Lyon, Joyce Mazourek, David Muth, Mac Myers, Glenn Ousset, Dave Patton, John Sevenair, Curt Sorrells, Mark Swan, Becky Watkins, Wayne Watkins, Chris Witt

 

Natchitoches (LA NA)

31o 49’ N  93o 03’ W, center 2 miles w of Clarence on Hwy 6. Dec 22, 2001; 7:30 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 46o to 72o F. Wind S, 10-18 mph. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy, light rain. PM cloudy, light/heavy rain. Observers: 10 in field in 5 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 42; party-miles 354; 10.5 hours and 8 miles on foot, 24.5 hours and 278 miles by car, 7 hours and 68 miles by motorized boat.

·        Com. Loon 1; Pied-billed Grebe 37; Am. White Pelican 186; Double-crested Cormorant 1627; Anhinga 10; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 51; Great Egret 302; Snowy Egret 3; Cattle Egret 2; Black-crowned Night-Heron 12; White Ibis 28; Black Vulture 20; Turkey Vulture 94; Greater White-fronted Goose 7; Snow Goose 6; Wood Duck 53; Gadwall 232; Am. Wigeon 36; Mallard 175; No. Shoveler 59; No. Pintail 1; Am. Green-winged Teal 108; Canvasback 2; Ring-necked Duck 31; Greater Scaup 1 [UD-Ed.]; Lesser Scaup 101; Bufflehead 3; Hooded Merganser 10; Red-breasted Merganser 1 [QU,DD-Ed.]; Ruddy Duck 5; Osprey 3; Bald Eagle 1; (a) 1; No. Harrier 9; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 6; Red-tailed Hawk 42; Am. Kestrel 16; Merlin 1; Am. Coot 351; Killdeer 215; Greater Yellowlegs 1; Spotted Sandpiper 14; Least Sandpiper 1; Com. Snipe 298; Ring-billed Gull 2; Rock Dove 52; Eurasian Collared-Dove 2; Mourning Dove 181; Inca Dove 4; Belted Kingfisher 25; Red-headed Woodpecker 7; Red-bellied Woodpecker 53; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5; Downy Woodpecker 22; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 19; Pileated Woodpecker 11; E. Phoebe 39; Loggerhead Shrike 7; Blue-headed Vireo 6; Blue Jay 90; Am. Crow 377; Fish Crow 374; Carolina Chickadee 101; Tufted Titmouse 39; White-breasted Nuthatch 1 [HO-Ed.]; Brown-headed Nuthatch 4; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 64; House Wren 12; Winter Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 13; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 69; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5; E. Bluebird 115; Hermit Thrush 3; Am. Robin 13; No. Mockingbird 50; Brown Thrasher 6; European Starling 126; Am. Pipit 165; Cedar Waxwing 99; Orange-crowned Warbler 7; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 108; Pine Warbler 61; E. Towhee 9; Chipping Sparrow 162; Field Sparrow 10; Vesper Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 190; Fox Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 139; Lincoln’s Sparrow 4; Swamp Sparrow 41; White-throated Sparrow 236; White-crowned Sparrow 22; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 28; No. Cardinal 193; Red-winged Blackbird 5672; E. Meadowlark 202; Brewer’s Blackbird 4; Com. Grackle 452; Brown-headed Cowbird 445; blackbird sp. 4000; Am. Goldfinch 235; House Sparrow 69.

  Total: 105 species; 18,623 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Charles Lyon, 8617 E Wilderness Way, Shreveport, LA 71106 clyon@softdisk.com; Jerry Bertrand, Paul Dickson, Hubert Hervey, Jim Ingold, Charles Lyon, Nancy Menasco, Larry Raymond, Jean Trahan, Jeff Trahan, Charlie Viers

 

New Orleans  (LA NO)

30o 02’ N  89o 55’ W, center of Nasa’s Vertical Assembly Bldg. To include Bayou Sauvage NWR. Dec 23, 2001; Temp 54o to 62o F. Wind NW, 1-3 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy. PM cloudy. Observers: 26 in field in 9-11 parties (non-owling); 1.5 hours and 0.5 miles owling. Total party-hours 98; party-miles 242.5; 65.5 hours and 26.5 miles on foot, 23.5 hours and 166 miles by car, 9 hours and 50 miles by motorized boat.

·        Common Loon 51; Pied-billed Grebe 97; Horned Grebe 28; Eared Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 2357; Brown Pelican 649; Double-crested Cormorant 682; Anhinga 98; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 160; Great Egret 310; Snowy Egret 644; Little Blue Heron 173; Tricolored Heron 120; Reddish Egret 1; Cattle Egret 129; Green Heron 4; heron sp. 3000; Black-crowned Night-Heron 263; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 10,604; Glossy Ibis 5; White-faced Ibis 2; Plegadis sp. 608; Black Vulture 18; Turkey Vulture 151; Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 21; Snow Goose 304; Snow Goose (blue form) 101; Wood Duck 29; Gadwall 3334; Am. Wigeon 802; Mallard 365; Mottled Duck 144; Blue-winged Teal 1536; No. Shoveler 711; No. Pintail 42; Am. Green-winged Teal 1389; duck sp. 7000; Redhead CW; Ring-necked Duck 71; Greater Scaup 2; Lesser Scaup 1556; Bufflehead 131; Com. Goldeneye 2; Hooded Merganser 186; Red-breasted Merganser 78; Ruddy Duck 217; Osprey 22; Bald Eagle 4; (a) 1; (i) 3; No. Harrier 42; Sharp-shinned Hawk 9; Cooper’s Hawk 15; Red-shouldered  Hawk 35; Broad-winged Hawk 1 [UD-Ed.]; Red-tailed Hawk 95; Am. Kestrel 33; Merlin 1; Peregrine Falcon 3; Clapper Rail 1; King Rail 6; Virginia Rail 5; Sora 3; Com. Moorhen 250; Am. Coot 13,775; Black-bellied Plover 35; Killdeer 69; Black-necked Stilt 1031; Am. Avocet 12; Greater Yellowlegs 25; Lesser Yellowlegs 35; Spotted Sandpiper 7; Sanderling 2 [PH-Ed.]; Least Sandpiper 11; Purple Sandpiper 1 [PH-Ed.]; Dunlin 13; Long-billed Dowitcher 1; Com. Snipe 41; Laughing Gull 1945; Bonaparte’s Gull 119; Ring-billed Gull 656; Herring Gull 139; Gull-billed Tern 2; Caspian Tern 39; Royal Tern 100; Forster’s Tern 87; Black Skimmer 24; Rock Dove 455; Eurasian Collared-Dove 42; White-winged Dove 8; Mourning Dove 405; Monk Parakeet 2 [EX-Ed.]; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 9; Barred Owl 6; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 3; Belted Kingfisher 51; Red-bellied Woodpecker 72; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 17; Downy Woodpecker 80; Hairy Woodpecker 5; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 23; E. Phoebe 163; Loggerhead Shrike 73; White-eyed Vireo 15; Blue-headed Vireo 16; Blue Jay 103; Am. Crow 1523; Fish Crow 1129; crow sp. 260; Tree Swallow 141; Carolina Chickadee 272; Tufted Titmouse 1; Carolina Wren 44; House Wren 40; Winter Wren 3; Sedge 22; Marsh Wren 59; Golden-crowned Kinglet 2; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 158; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 92; Hermit Thrush 6; Am. Robin 31; Gray Catbird 8; No. Mockingbird 175; Brown Thrasher 10; European Starling 3755; Am. Pipit 108; Cedar Waxwing 59; Orange-crowned Warbler 51; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1077; Pine Warbler 12; Palm  Warbler 4; Am. Redstart 1; Com. Yellowthroat 92; Wilson’s Warbler 7; E. Towhee 10; Savannah Sparrow 219; Grasshopper Sparrow 1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 19; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 16; Seaside Sparrow 4; Song Sparrow 39; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 299; White-throated Sparrow 62; White-crowned Sparrow 5; No. Cardinal 174; Red-winged Blackbird 3210; E. Meadowlark 82; Com. Grackle 703; Boat-tailed Grackle 258; Brown-headed Cowbird 50; House Finch 13; Am. Goldfinch 213; House Sparrow 183.

  Total: 150 species; 73,127 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Glenn Ousset, 3005 Charles Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043 gousset@email.msn.com; James Abbott, Mickey Abbott, James Beck, Rick Beck, Mike Boley, Steve Cardiff, Michael Crago, Donna Dittmann, Lehman Ellis, Frank Fischer, Ben Fleury, Bruce Fleury, Gay Gomez, Kisha King, Vicki LeFevers, David Muth, Mac Myers, Glenn Ousset, Dan Purrington, Christie Riehl, Wendy Rihner, Donata Roome, Ken Rosenberg, Rosemary Seidler, Curt Sorrells, Phillip Wallace

 

Northshore-Slidell (LA NS)

30o 15’ N  89o 48’ W, center Middle of intersection of Ponchartrain Drive (U.S. Highway 11) and Spartan Drive. Points on circles perimeter: St. Joe Brickyard, Davis Landing on West Pearl River, White Kitchen Nature Conservancy Preserve, US Highway 90 bridge over West Pearl River, Sawmill Pass at The Rigolets, Pointe Aux Herbes on Lake Ponchartrain, Intersection of US Highway 190 and Transmitter Road, Slidell Airport; Dec 28, 2001; 5:45 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 39o to 61o F. Wind SSW, 2-8 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy, heavy rain. PM clear. Observers: 46 in field in 17 parties (non-owling) plus 9 at feeders (26.0 hours); 2.5 hours and 0.5 miles owling. Total party-hours 139.5; party-miles 457.4; 35.0 hours and 35.9 miles on foot, 84.0 hours and 396.5 miles by car, 20.5 hours and 25.0 miles by motorized boat.

·        Common Loon 19; Pied-billed Grebe 119; Horned Grebe 36; Am. White Pelican 1044; Brown Pelican 255; Double-crested Cormorant 331; cormorant sp. 1; Anhinga 21; Am. Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 83; Great Egret 263; Snowy Egret 79; Little Blue Heron 3; Tricolored Heron 20; Black-crowned Night-Heron 29; White Ibis 32; Plegadis sp. 4; Black Vulture 19; Turkey Vulture 78; Greater White-fronted Goose 8; Snow Goose (blue form) 17; Snow Goose (white form) 2; Canada Goose 42 [FE,QU-Ed.]; Wood Duck 67; Gadwall 136; Mallard 162; Mottled Duck 18; Blue-winged Teal 98; No. Shoveler 6; No. Pintail 2; Am. Green-winged Teal 8; duck sp. 10; Canvasback 1; Redhead 1; Ring-necked Duck 94; Lesser Scaup 66; Bufflehead 110; Hooded Merganser 7; Red-breasted Merganser 6; merganser sp. 2; Ruddy Duck CW; Osprey 13; Bald Eagle 12; (a) 11; (i) 1; No. Harrier 27; Sharp-shinned Hawk 9; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 29; Red-tailed Hawk 37; Buteo sp. 1; Am. Kestrel 24; Merlin 1; Peregrine Falcon 1; No. Bobwhite 1; Clapper Rail 2; King Rail 3; Virginia Rail 4; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 10; Am. Coot 361; Black-bellied Plover 1; Killdeer 98; Black-necked Stilt 39; Greater Yellowlegs 18; Willet 25; Spotted Sandpiper 4; Dunlin 60; dowitcher sp. 7; Com. Snipe 41; Laughing Gull 390; Bonaparte’s Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 334; Herring Gull 118; Caspian Tern 5; Royal Tern 19; Forster’s Tern 134; tern sp. 69; Rock Dove 269; Eurasian Collared-Dove 121; Mourning Dove 417; E. Screech-Owl 3; Great Horned Owl 7; Barred Owl 5; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Archilochus sp. 1; Broad-tailed Hummingbird 2; Rufous Hummingbird 9; Selasphorus sp. 1; Belted Kingfisher 59; Red-headed Woodpecker 6; Red-bellied Woodpecker 163; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 25; Downy Woodpecker 35; Hairy Woodpecker 4; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 14; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 14; Pileated Woodpecker 27; E. Phoebe 104; Loggerhead Shrike 31; White-eyed Vireo 2; Blue-headed Vireo 17; Blue Jay 132; Am. Crow 301; Fish Crow 109; Tree Swallow 2459; Carolina Chickadee 199; Tufted Titmouse 120; Brown-headed Nuthatch 85; Brown Creeper 4; Carolina Wren 118; House Wren 9; Winter Wren 3; Sedge Wren 22; Marsh Wren 10; Golden-crowned Kinglet 2; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 175; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 17; E. Bluebird 149; Hermit Thrush 5; Am. Robin 263; Gray Catbird 23; No. Mockingbird 105; Brown Thrasher 15; European Starling 396; Am. Pipit 4; Cedar Waxwing 53; Orange-crowned Warbler 16; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1720; Pine Warbler 137; Palm Warbler 2; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 14; E. Towhee 51; Chipping Sparrow 141; Vesper Sparrow 1;  Savannah Sparrow 59;  Henslow’s Sparrow 4;  Le Conte’s Sparrow 2; Seaside Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 7; Lincoln’s Sparrow 4; Swamp Sparrow 102; White-throated Sparrow 137; White-crowned Sparrow 1; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 5; No. Cardinal 219; Red-winged Blackbird 1725; E. Meadowlark 60; Rusty Blackbird 1; Brewer’s Blackbird 2; Com. Grackle 158; Boat-tailed Grackle 22; Brown-headed Cowbird 37; House Finch 59; Pine Siskin 5; Am. Goldfinch 402; House Sparrow 74.

  Total: 147 species; 16,486 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Richard Hale, 102 Willow Wood Dr., Slidell, LA 70461 ralca2hale@cs.com; Shannon Antoine, Shelley Antoine, Linda Beall, James Bell, Jan Bell, Chris Brantley, Cindy Broll, Warren Broll, Bedford Brown, Olga Clifton, Walter Clifton, Betty Doize, George Domas, Charlotte Fanz, Georgia Farnet, Valerie Fontaine, Bob Fullen, Rene Henry, Wanda Johnson, Glenn Ousset, Catherine Perkins, Jared Peyton, Noel Peyton, Grant Pichon, David Reed, Vicki Reed, Dagma Rider, Richard Rider, Barney Roberts, Donata Roome, Peggy Siegert, Rudy Siegert, Janice Simpson, Jerald Simpson, Phil Stouffer, Cecil Tarver, Mary Ulmer, Nancy Walters, Dallas Ward, Kenneth Wegener, Cathy Welles, Doug Wilds, Jane Wilds, Charles Williams, Jeffery Williams, Patty Williams, Larry Wilson, Sue Wilson

 

Pine Prairie (LA PP)

30o 48’ N  92o 21’ W, center 3 mi ese Pine Prairie PO. Dec 27, 2001; 6:15 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 27o to 60o F. Wind SW, 0 - 9 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 12 in field in 6-7 parties (non-owling); 0.75 hours and 10 miles owling. Total party-hours 72; party-miles 247; 34 hours and 15 miles on foot, 36 hours and 225 miles by car, 2 hours and 7 miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 60; Double-crested Cormorant 83; Anhinga 12; Am. Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 47; Great Egret 295; Snowy Egret 532; Little Blue Heron 2; Tricolored Heron 8; Cattle Egret 2482; Black-crowned Night-Heron 31; White Ibis 900; White-faced Ibis 1450; Black Vulture 115; Turkey Vulture 147; Greater White-fronted Goose 122; Snow Goose 3825; Ross’s Goose 14; Canada Goose 18; Wood Duck 22; Gadwall 23; Am. Wigeon 3; Mallard 50; Blue-winged Teal 26; No. Shoveler 262; No. Pintail 2; Am. Green-winged Teal 163; Canvasback 15; Redhead 4; Ring-necked Duck 100; Greater Scaup 2; Lesser Scaup 300; Hooded Merganser 1; Ruddy Duck 42; Bald Eagle 1; (i) 1;  No. Harrier 38; Sharp-shinned Hawk 10; Cooper’s Hawk 16; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 12; Red-tailed Hawk 90; Harlan’s Hawk 1 [ND-Ed.]; Golden Eagle CW [ND-Ed.]; hawk sp. 2; Am. Kestrel 31; Merlin 2; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 44; Am. Coot 15,010; Sandhill Crane 16; Killdeer 1585; Black-necked Stilt 670; Am. Avocet 1; Greater Yellowlegs 131; Lesser Yellowlegs 17; W. Sandpiper 250; Least Sandpiper 200; Dunlin 600; Stilt Sandpiper 4; Long-billed Dowitcher 275; Com. Snipe 8; Am. Woodcock 1; Bonaparte’s Gull 4; Ring-billed Gull 22; Rock Dove 9; Eurasian Collared-Dove 1; Mourning Dove 55; Inca Dove 4; E. Screech-Owl 4; Great Horned Owl 4; Barred Owl 3; Belted Kingfisher 8; Red-headed Woodpecker  9; Red-bellied Woodpecker 47; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 15; Downy Woodpecker 25; Hairy Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 10; Pileated Woodpecker 19; E. Phoebe 84; Vermilion Flycatcher 2; Couch’s/Tropical Kingbird 1; Loggerhead Shrike 49; White-eyed Vireo 6; Blue-headed Vireo 18; Blue Jay 74; Am. Crow 423; Fish Crow 108; crow sp. 139; Tree Swallow 45; Carolina Chickadee 124; Tufted Titmouse 106; Brown-headed Nuthatch 24; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 98; Bewick’s Wren 1; House Wren 10; Winter Wren 9; Sedge Wren 3; Marsh Wren 6; Golden-crowned Kinglet 17; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 182; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3; E. Bluebird 70; Hermit Thrush 23; Am. Robin 16; Gray Catbird 3; No. Mockingbird 63; Brown Thrasher 16; European Starling 1293; Am. Pipit 65; Orange-crowned Warbler 17; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 279; Pine Warbler 197; Palm Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 38; E. Towhee 8; Chipping Sparrow 141; Field Sparrow 7; Vesper Sparrow 10; Savannah Sparrow 587; Le Conte’s Sparrow 6; Song Sparrow 63; Swamp Sparrow 162; White-throated Sparrow 102; White-crowned Sparrow 23; sparrow sp. 12; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 11; No. Cardinal 184; Red-winged Blackbird 1,444,230; E. Meadowlark 57; Brewer’s Blackbird 258; Com. Grackle 62; Great-tailed Grackle 300; Brown-headed Cowbird 5175; House Finch 1; Am. Goldfinch 217; House Sparrow 23.

  Total: 132 species; 1,485,672 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Marty Floyd, 2044 Bayou Road, Cheneyville, LA 71325 marty.floyd@la.usda.gov; Roger Breedlove, George Broussard, Steve Cardiff, Donna Dittmann, Brigette Firmin, Marty Floyd, Paul Fontenot, Kim Hollier, Chris Stromer, Bill Vermillion, Wayne Watkins

 

Reserve-Bonnet Carre Spillway (LA RB)

30o 05’ N  90o 27’ W, center 1.4 mi. nne jct. Hwys 51 & 61. Dec 26, 2001; 3:00 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 27o to 55o F. Wind NW, 5-18 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 20 in field in 9-12 parties (non-owling); 3 hours and 30 miles owling. Total party-hours 93; party-miles 198.5; 63.5 hours and 24.5 miles on foot, 21.5 hours and 166 miles by car, 8 hours and 8 miles by non-motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 15; Horned Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 455; Brown Pelican 7; Double-crested Cormorant 590; Anhinga 53; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 51; Great Egret 315; Snowy Egret 597; Little Blue Heron 66; Tricolored Heron 128; Cattle Egret 435; Green Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 25; White Ibis 1790; Glossy Ibis 2; White-faced Ibis 34; Plegadis sp. 931; Black Vulture 57; Turkey Vulture 137; Wood Duck 8; Gadwall 8; Am. Wigeon 1; Mallard 1; Mottled Duck 19; Blue-winged Teal 90; No. Shoveler 226; Am. Green-winged Teal 250; Canvasback CW; Redhead 3; Ring-necked Duck 4; Greater Scaup 2; Lesser Scaup 9059; Hooded Merganser 24; Red-breasted Merganser 3;  Ruddy Duck 1;  Osprey 5;  Bald Eagle 13; (a) 5; (i) 4; (u) 4; No. Harrier 3; Sharp-shinned Hawk 6; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 61; Red-tailed Hawk 66; Am. Kestrel 19; Merlin 1; Am. Coot 10; Killdeer 315; Black-necked Stilt 55; Greater Yellowlegs 31; Lesser Yellowlegs 37; Solitary Sandpiper 1; Spotted Sandpiper 8; W. Sandpiper 10; Least Sandpiper 6; Long-billed Dowitcher 40; Com. Snipe 17; Laughing Gull 51; Ring-billed Gull 238; Herring Gull 4; Caspian Tern 1; Royal Tern 5; Forster’s Tern 58; Rock Dove 252; Eurasian Collared-Dove 96; White-winged Dove 1; Mourning Dove 258; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 2; Barred Owl 33; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1; Black-chinned Hummingbird 3; Calliope Hummingbird 1; Broad-tailed Hummingbird 2; Rufous Hummingbird 7; Selasphorus sp. 18; Belted Kingfisher 36; Red-bellied Woodpecker 79; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 17; Downy Woodpecker 40; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 13; Pileated Woodpecker 21; E. Phoebe 150; Loggerhead Shrike 49; White-eyed Vireo 4; Blue-headed Vireo 21; Blue Jay 169; Am. Crow 2122; Fish Crow 98; crow sp. 234; Tree Swallow 1636; Carolina Chickadee 311; Tufted Titmouse 75; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 175; House 73; Winter Wren 2; Sedge Wren 2; Marsh Wren 16; Golden-crowned Kinglet 6; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 208; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 59; E. Bluebird 16; Hermit Thrush 2; Am. Robin 187; Gray Catbird 13; No. Mockingbird 162; Brown Thrasher 20; European Starling 1199; Am. Pipit 135; Cedar Waxwing 38; Orange-crowned Warbler 77; No. Parula 1; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1482; Pine Warbler 42; Palm Warbler 9; Com. Yellowthroat 70; Wilson’s Warbler 2; E. Towhee 11; Chipping Sparrow 43; Field Sparrow 2; Vesper Sparrow 3; Savannah Sparrow 197; Le Conte's Sparrow 11; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 65; Lincoln's Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 473; White-throated Sparrow 221; White-crowned Sparrow 3; No. Cardinal 405; Red-winged Blackbird 1392; E. Meadowlark 44; Rusty Blackbird 10; Brewer’s Blackbird 2; Com. Grackle 386; Boat-tailed Grackle 236; Bronzed Cowbird 1; Brown-headed Cowbird 14; Baltimore Oriole CW; House Finch 11; Am. Goldfinch 400; House Sparrow 214.

  Total: 139 species; 30,352 individuals.

  Participants: Compilers –Ronald Stein, 211 NW 4th St, Reserve, LA 70084; Melvin Weber, P.O. Box 245, Reserve LA 70084, mweber@rtconline.com; Mahlon Ayme, James Beck, Rick Bello, Chris Brantley, George Domas, Marty Guidry, Stewart Lasseigne, Vicki Lefevers, Allen McLean, Nancy Newfield, Susie Nowell, Glenn Ousset, Christie Riehl, Lisa Robichaux, Stephanie Rodrigue, Rosemary Seidler, Ronald Stein, Gene Street, Tom Sylvest, Melvin Weber, Jim Whelan

 

 

Sabine N.W.R. (LA SA)

29o 51’ N  93o 23’ W, center West Cove, Calcasieu L., 5.5  mi nw Cameron. Dec 15, 2001; 5:30 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 50o to 65o F. Wind E-SE, 10-20 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 29 in field in 19 parties (non-owling); 1 hours and 1 miles owling. Total party-hours 135; party-miles 261.45; 76.45 hours and 40.85 miles on foot, 46.05 hours and 172 miles by car, 12.5 hours and 48.6 miles by motorized boat.

·        Common Loon 5, Pied-billed Grebe 90; Horned Grebe 6; Eared Grebe 3; Am. White Pelican 3464; Brown Pelican 313; Neotropic Cormorant 1251; Double-crested Cormorant 421; cormorant sp. 150; Anhinga 1; Am. Bittern 1; Least Bittern 2 [ND-Ed.]; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 155; Great Egret 261; Snowy Egret 273; Little Blue Heron 45; Tricolored Heron 51; Reddish Egret 4; Cattle Egret 36; Green Heron 4; Black-crowned Night-Heron 123; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2 [UD-Ed.]; White Ibis 413; Glossy Ibis 1; White-faced Ibis 185; Plegadis sp. 56; Roseate Spoonbill 179; Black Vulture 18; Turkey Vulture 76; Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 150; Greater White-fronted Goose 42; Snow Goose 3913; Ross’s Goose 4; Gadwall 923; Am. Wigeon 171; Mallard 19; Mottled Duck 57; Blue-winged Teal 149; No. Shoveler 40; No. Pintail 15; Am. Green-winged Teal 157; duck sp. 95; Ring-necked Duck 10; Greater Scaup 3; Lesser Scaup 4966; scaup sp. 50; Bufflehead 29; Com. Goldeneye 12; Hooded Merganser 19; Com. Merganser 1; Red-breasted Merganser 65; Ruddy Duck 322; Osprey 7; White-tailed Kite 7; No. Harrier 79; Sharp-shinned Hawk 9; Cooper’s Hawk 11; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 4; Red-tailed Hawk 99; Am. Kestrel 28; Merlin 3; Peregrine Falcon 6; Clapper Rail 27; King Rail 10; Virginia Rail 3; Sora 10; Purple Gallinule 1; Com. Moorhen 537; Am. Coot 750; Black-bellied Plover 318; Snowy Plover 2; Wilson’s Plover 1; Semipalmated Plover 71; Piping Plover 18; Killdeer 187; Black-necked Stilt 200; Am. Avocet 758; Greater Yellowlegs 6; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; yellowlegs sp. 1; Willet 260; Spotted Sandpiper 6; Whimbrel 17; Long-billed Curlew 3; Marbled Godwit 14; Ruddy Turnstone 176; Sanderling 313; W. Sandpiper 1135; Least Sandpiper 383; Dunlin 755; peep sp. 40; Short-billed Dowitcher 143; dowitcher sp. 30; Com. Snipe 20; Pomarine Jaeger 1; Laughing Gull 4723; Bonaparte’s Gull 9; Ring-billed Gull 943; Herring Gull 238; gull sp. 100; Gull-billed Tern 2; Caspian Tern 120; Royal Tern 122; Sandwich Tern 1 [ND-Ed.]; Com. Tern 3; Forster’s Tern 1086; Black Skimmer 586; Rock Dove 18; Eurasian Collared-Dove 268; White-winged Dove 403; Mourning Dove 220; Inca Dove 28; Barn Owl 6; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 8; Barred Owl 1; Chuck-will’s-widow 1; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Belted Kingfisher 72; Red-bellied Woodpecker 5; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  10; Downy Woodpecker 25; Hairy Woodpecker 11; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 18; E. Phoebe 149; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 101; Blue-headed Vireo 11; Blue Jay 138; Fish Crow 55; Tree Swallow 57; Carolina Chickadee 28; Red-breasted Nuthatch 3; Carolina Wren 9; House Wren 125; Sedge Wren 73; Marsh Wren 63; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 141; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 78; Hermit Thrush 15; Am. Robin 477; Gray Catbird 12; No. Mockingbird 130; Brown Thrasher 17; European Starling 930; Am. Pipit 172; Sprague’s Pipit 1; Cedar Waxwing 62; Orange-crowned Warbler 63; No. Parula 1; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 798; Pine Warbler 18; Kentucky Warbler 1 [UD-Ed.]; Com. Yellowthroat 96; Wilson’s Warbler 2; E. Towhee 3; Chipping Sparrow 2; Field Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 218; Le Conte’s Sparrow 2; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 121; Seaside Sparrow 87; Song Sparrow 87; Lincoln’s Sparrow 15; Swamp Sparrow 444; White-throated Sparrow 210; White-crowned Sparrow 54; No. Cardinal 251; Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1; Indigo Bunting 2; Red-winged Blackbird 4695; E. Meadowlark 49; Com. Grackle 44; Boat-tailed Grackle 1417; Great-tailed Grackle 736; “Cassidix” sp. 12; Bronzed Cowbird 5; Brown-headed Cowbird 274; Am. Goldfinch 140; House Sparrow 249. 

  Total: 171 species; 47,228 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – R. Martin Guidry, 6139 North Shore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 707817 guidryrm@cox.net; Mike Allen, Sally Allen, Mahlon Ayme, Coney Barre, Janie Barre, James Beck, Winston Caillouet, Steve Cardiff, Donna Dittmann, Lee Ellis, Carol Foil, R. Martin Guidry, Bill Hemeter, Elaine Kilgore, Jessica Kilgore, Clint Loftin, David Muth, B. Mac Myers, Glenn Ousset, Chris Pease, Dan Purrington, John Sevenair, Curt Sorrells, Ron Stein, Mark Swan, Phillip Wallace, Melvin Weber, Jim Whelan, Chris Witt

 

Shreveport (LA SH)

32o 32’ N  93o 53’ W, center 3 miles s of Blanchard. Dec 15, 2001; 5:00 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 39o to 55o F. Wind S, 6-10 mph. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy, light rain. PM cloudy, light rain. Observers: 19 in field in 8 parties (non-owling); 5.25 hours and 34.5 miles owling. Total party-hours 69.25; party-miles 354.5; 15.25 hours and 10.5 miles on foot, 44 hours and 303 miles by car, 10 hours and 41 miles by motorized boat.

·        Common Loon 1; Pied-billed Grebe 43; Horned Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 354; Double-crested Cormorant 30,354; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 60; Great Egret 212; Black Vulture 124; Turkey Vulture 12; Greater White-fronted Goose 6; Snow Goose 55; Wood Duck 58; Gadwall 227; Am. Wigeon 26; Mallard 93; Blue-winged Teal 2 [QU-Ed.]; Am. Green-winged Teal 2; duck sp. 63; Canvasback 96; Redhead 1; Ring-necked Duck 81; Lesser Scaup 130; Bufflehead 88; Hooded Merganser 11; Ruddy Duck 3932; Bald Eagle 1; (i) 1; No. Harrier 3; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 24; Red-tailed Hawk 40; Am. Kestrel 5; Virginia Rail 1 [HO-Ed.]; Am. Coot 1390; Killdeer 74; Spotted Sandpiper 1; Com. Snipe 5; Bonaparte’s Gull 92; Ring-billed Gull 2734; Herring Gull 5; Forster’s Tern 75; Rock Dove 483; Eurasian Collared-Dove 2; Mourning Gull 208; Inca Dove 4; E. Screech-Owl 13; Great Horned Owl 6; Barred Owl 6; Belted Kingfisher 13; Red-headed Woodpecker 4; Red-bellied Woodpecker 88; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 18; Downy Woodpecker 32; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 42; Pileated Woodpecker 22; E. Phoebe 30; Loggerhead Shrike 20; White-eyed Vireo 2; Blue-headed Vireo 2; Blue Jay 283; Am. Crow 292; Fish Crow 2; Carolina Chickadee 279; Tufted Titmouse 107; Red-breasted Nuthatch 1; White-breasted Nuthatch 7; Brown-headed Nuthatch 3; Brown Creeper 6; Carolina Wren 130; House Wren 7; Winter Wren 3; Marsh Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 17; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 209; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3; E. Bluebird 153; Hermit Thrush 17; Am. Robin 10,826; No. Mockingbird 81; Brown Thrasher 34; European Starling 819; Am. Pipit 111; Sprague’s Pipit 1; Cedar Waxwing 1154; Orange-crowned Warbler 4; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 275; Pine Warbler 150; E. Towhee 17; Chipping Sparrow 230; Field Sparrow 30; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 47; Fox Sparrow 50; Song Sparrow 120; Lincoln’s Sparrow 6; Swamp Sparrow 24; White-throated Sparrow 642; White-crowned Sparrow 9; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 198; No. Cardinal 336; Red-winged Blackbird 8977; E. Meadowlark 29; Brewer’s Blackbird 21; Com. Grackle 1302; Brown-headed Cowbird 619; blackbird sp. 60,000; House Finch 50; Am. Goldfinch 504; House Sparrow 60.

  Total: 108 species; 129,730 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Charles Lyon, 8617 E Wilderness Way, Shreveport, LA 71106 clyon@softdisk.com; Jerry Bertrand, Norma Cobb, Paul Dickson, Mac Hardy, Hubert Hervey, Pat Hervey, Shirley Huss, Jim Ingold, Pat Lonnecker, Charles Lyon, Clyde Massey, Nancy Menasco, Lily Poole, Larry Raymond, Rosemary Seidler, Will Smolenski, Jean Trahan, Jeff Trahan, Bobbe Wommack

 

St. Tammany Parish (LA ST)

30o 24’ N  90o 05’ W, center 0.6 mi. ssw jct. I-12 & US 190. Dec. 30, 2001; 5:00 am to 5:45 pm; Temp 34o to 68o F. Wind var., 0-5 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM local fog. PM clear. Observers: 30 in field in 14-18 parties (non-owling) plus 20 at feeders (45 hours); 2 hours and 6 miles owling. Total party-hours 125.5; party-miles 258.5; 93.25 hours and 36.5 miles on foot, 32.25 hours and 222 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 16; Pied-billed Grebe 34; Horned Grebe 50; Am. White Pelican 13; Brown Pelican 90; Double-crested Cormorant 401; Anhinga 29; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 33; Great Egret 89; Snowy Egret 308; Little Blue Heron 23; Tricolored Heron 516; White Ibis 116; Black Vulture 18; Turkey Vulture 25; Canada Goose (large forms) 5 [FE,QU-Ed.]; Black Swan 2 [EX-Ed.]; Wood Duck 39; Gadwall 99; Mallard 41; No. Shoveler 2; duck sp. 2; Redhead 3; Ring-necked Duck 16; Lesser Scaup 670; scaup sp. 300; Surf Scoter 2; Bufflehead 272; Hooded Merganser 5; Red-breasted Merganser 8; Ruddy Duck 11; Osprey 4; Bald Eagle 6; (i) 2; (u) 4; No. Harrier 4; Sharp-shinned Hawk 2; Cooper’s Hawk 4; Red-shouldered Hawk 28; Red-tailed Hawk 30; Am. Kestrel 15; Peregrine Falcon 1; Wild Turkey 5; No. Bobwhite 7; Virginia Rail 6; Sora 4; Com. Moorhen 6; Am. Coot 429; Killdeer 234; Black-necked Stilt CW; Spotted Sandpiper 1; Dunlin 27; Com. Snipe 5; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 331; Bonaparte’s Gull 158; Ring-billed Gull 63; Herring Gull 9; Caspian Tern 5; Royal Tern 76; Forster’s Tern 70; Rock Dove 85; Eurasian Collared-Dove 21; Mourning Dove 161; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 7; Barred Owl 5; Broad-billed Hummingbird 1; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 3; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3; Black-chinned Hummingbird 2; Archilochus sp. 1; Calliope Hummingbird 5; Broad-tailed Hummingbird 3; Rufous Hummingbird 38; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 2; Selasphorus sp. 1; hummingbird sp. 1; Belted Kingfisher 24; Red-headed Woodpecker 45; Red-bellied Woodpecker 121; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 23; Downy Woodpecker 38; Hairy Woodpecker 6; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 21; Pileated Woodpecker 28; E. Phoebe 76; Vermilion Flycatcher 2; Loggerhead Shrike 21; White-eyed Vireo 4; Blue-headed Vireo 19; Blue Jay 141; Am. Crow 638; Fish Crow 8; crow sp. 70; Tree Swallow 303; Carolina Chickadee 359; Tufted Titmouse 219; Red-breasted Nuthatch 2; Brown-headed Nuthatch 95; Brown Creeper 6; Carolina Wren 121; House Wren 25; Winter Wren 5; Sedge Wren 10; Marsh Wren 14; Golden-crowned Kinglet 18; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 238; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 42; E. Bluebird 144; Hermit Thrush 20; Am. Robin 221; Gray Catbird 29; No. Mockingbird 77; Brown Thrasher 11; European Starling 132; Am. Pipit 24; Cedar Waxwing 39; Orange-crowned Warbler 41; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1976; Yellow-throated Warbler 1; Pine Warbler 156; Palm Warbler 9; Com. Yellowthroat 19; Summer Tanager 1 [AM,PS-Ed.]; E. Towhee 29; Chipping Sparrow 366; Field Sparrow 3; Vesper Sparrow 4; Savannah Sparrow 24; Henslow’s Sparrow 3; Le Conte’s Sparrow 1; Seaside Sparrow 6; Song Sparrow 42; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 209; White-throated Sparrow 359; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 12; No. Cardinal 354; Red-winged Blackbird 1954; E. Meadowlark 39; Rusty Blackbird 2; Com. Grackle 160; Boat-tailed Grackle 21; Brown-headed Cowbird 67; Baltimore Oriole 1; House Finch 59; Am. Goldfinch 595; House Sparrow 13. 

  Total: 137 species; 15,077 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Chris Brantley, 162 Elm St.-Lewisburg, Mandeville, LA 70448  chrisbrantley@charter.net; Linda Beall, Chris Brantley, Taylor Brantley, Olga Clifton, Walter Clifton, Betty Doize, George Domas, Trina Drury, Charlotte Fanz, Mary Mehaffey, Mike Nelson, Nancy Newfield, John Owens, Margaret Owens, Maria Pratt, Susan Pratt, David Purvis, Richard Purvis, Lewis Roussel, Lynda Roussel, Rosemary Seidler, Cliff Sloan, Phil Stouffer, Mary Ulmer, Dallas Ward, Bill Wayman, Melvin Weber, Cathy Welles, Larry Wilson, Sue Wilson, Bill Wimley, Patrick Wimley

 

Tensas River N.W.R. (LA TR)

32o 17’ N  91o 22’ W, center 1.5 mi n of jct. Cross Bayou & Tensas R. Jan 03, 2002; Temp 21o to 39o F. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 5 in field in ? parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 8.

·        Great Egret 2; Black Vulture 4; Turkey Vulture 33; Greater White-fronted Goose 40; Snow Goose 4500; Canada Goose 80; Wood Duck 8; Gadwall 31; Mallard 131; duck sp. 12; No. Harrier 12; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 1; Red-tailed Hawk 19; Am. Kestrel 8; Am. Coot 3; Killdeer 33; yellowlegs sp. 4; Mourning Dove 103; Red-bellied Woodpecker 42; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 9; Downy Woodpecker 13; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 3; Pileated Woodpecker 2; E. Phoebe 9; Loggerhead Shrike 7; Blue Jay 28; Am. Crow 53; Horned Lark 12; Carolina Chickadee 41; Tufted Titmouse 64; Carolina Wren 29; Golden-crowned Kinglet 4; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 29; E. Bluebird 39; Hermit Thrush 4; Am. Robin 3; No. Mockingbird 22; Brown Thrasher 1; European Starling 46; Am. Pipit 315; Orange-crowned Warbler 2; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 27; Com. Yellowthroat 1; E. Towhee 2; Savannah Sparrow 63; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 9; Swamp Sparrow 17; White-throated Sparrow 78; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 5; No. Cardinal 143; Red-winged Blackbird 327; E. Meadowlark 61; Com. Grackle 57; Brown-headed Cowbird 25; Am. Goldfinch 27.

  Total: 56 species; 6645 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Michelle Hunt Mcolleen_hunt@hotmail.com Michelle Hunt, Sheila Jones, Ava Kahn, Bill Stripling, Dan Twedt

 

 

Thibodaux (LA TX)

29o 49’ N  90o 45’ W, center jct. Laurel Valley Canal & Pitre Lening Canal. Dec 30, 2001; 6:30 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 41o to 53o F. Wind NE, 7 - 9 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 12 in field in 6 - 7 parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeders (8 hours); 0 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 65.5; party-miles 236; 43.25 hours and 28 miles on foot, 19.25 hours and 205 miles by car, 3 hours and 3 miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 32; Am. White Pelican 24; Double-crested Cormorant 208; Anhinga 2; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 20; Great Egret 85; Snowy Egret 50; Little Blue Heron 5; Tricolored Heron 1; Cattle Egret 13; night-heron sp. 1; White Ibis 131; Plegadis sp. 11; Black Vulture 12; Turkey Vulture 33; Wood Duck 25; Gadwall 15; Mallard 4; Blue-winged Teal 12; No. Shoveler 66; teal 50; duck sp. 45; Lesser Scaup 8; Red-breasted Merganser 5; Bald Eagle 5; (a) 2; (u) 3; No. Harrier 11; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 31; Red-tailed Hawk 32; Am. Kestrel 4; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 41; Am. Coot 3; Killdeer 497; Black-necked Stilt 27; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; Spotted Sandpiper 1; Least Sandpiper 112; dowitcher sp. 6; Com. Snipe 2; Laughing Gull 5; Ring-billed Gull 76; Forster’s Tern 13; Rock Dove 63; Eurasian Collared-Dove 36; Mourning Dove 9; Inca Dove 2; Great Horned Owl 1; Barred Owl 1; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 10; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1; Black-chinned Hummingbird 9; Archilochus sp. 3; Calliope Hummingbird 1; Rufous Hummingbird 29; Allen’s Hummingbird 1; Selasphorus sp. 14; Belted Kingfisher 14; Red-bellied Woodpecker 23; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2; Downy Woodpecker 13; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 3; Pileated Woodpecker 9; E. Phoebe 49; Loggerhead Shrike 73; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 1; Blue Jay 51; Am. Crow 477; Fish Crow 1; crow sp. 27; Tree Swallow 182; Carolina Chickadee 98; Tufted Titmouse 56; Carolina Wren 38; House Wren 8; Winter Wren 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 43; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 26; E. Bluebird 41; Hermit Thrush 2; Am. Robin 9; No. Mockingbird 69; Brown Thrasher 3; European Starling 473; Am. Pipit 187; Orange-crowned Warbler 4; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 148; Pine Warbler 1; Palm Warbler 2; Com. Yellowthroat 59; Wilson’s Warbler 1; E. Towhee 5; Chipping Sparrow 35; Field Sparrow 20; Lark Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 35; Song Sparrow 9; Swamp Sparrow 60; White-throated Sparrow 60; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 1; No. Cardinal 136; Red-winged Blackbird 968; E. Meadowlark 27; Brewer’s Blackbird 11; Com. Grackle 59; Boat-tailed Grackle 60; Bronzed Cowbird 1; Brown-headed Cowbird 39; Baltimore Oriole 1; House Finch 21; Am. Goldfinch 189; House Sparrow 111.

  Total: 109 species; 5958 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Richard Bello, 2559 Hwy 308, Labadieville, LA 70372  spcd-rsb@nicholls.edu; Rick Bello, Janelle Bergeron,  John Conover, Leslie Daigle, Beth Maniscalco, Sammy Maniscalco, Mary Byrd Nadler, Jed Pitre, Lisa Robichaux, Stephanie Rodrigue, Diana Sanders, Perry Templeton

 

Venice (LA VE)

29o 20’ N  89o 26’ W, center Triumph, including Venice to Tidewater & Buras. Dec 29, 2001; Temp 45o to 65o F. Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 14 in field in ? parties (non-owling).

·        Common Loon 12; Pied-billed Grebe 8; Am. White Pelican 302; Brown Pelican 109; Double-crested Cormorant 605; Anhinga 2; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 30; Great Egret 105; Snowy Egret 107; Little Blue Heron 15; Tricolored Heron 23; Cattle Egret 234; Green Heron 7; Black-crowned Night-Heron 43; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2; White Ibis 620; Glossy Ibis 10; White-faced Ibis 22; Plegadis sp. 783; Black Vulture 68; Turkey Vulture 233; Snow Goose 70; Ross’s Goose 2; Wood Duck 3; Gadwall 3006; Am. Wigeon 100; Mottled Duck 4; Blue-winged Teal 117; No. Shoveler 170; No. Pintail 26; Am. Green-winged Teal 40; Redhead 1; Lesser Scaup 108; Hooded Merganser 2; Red-breasted Merganser 22; Ruddy Duck 40; Osprey 24; No., Harrier 4; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 4; Red-shouldered Hawk 32; Broad-winged Hawk 6; Red-tailed Hawk 32; Am. Kestrel 28; Peregrine Falcon 5; Clapper Rail 5; King Rail 10; Virginia Rail 2; Sora 3; Com. Moorhen 84; Am. Coot 260; Black-bellied Plover 1; Killdeer 121; Black-necked Stilt 60; Greater Yellowlegs 27; Lesser Yellowlegs 38; Willet 7; Spotted Sandpiper 3; Marbled Godwit 55; Least Sandpiper 7; Dunlin 9; Short-billed Dowitcher 7; Com. Snipe 34; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 83; Ring-billed Gull 301; Herring Gull 184; Gull-billed Tern 1; Caspian Tern 3; Royal Tern 3; Forster’s Tern 25; Rock Dove 89; Eurasian Collared-Dove 19; White-winged Dove 291; Mourning Dove 110; Groove-billed Ani 4; Barn Owl 5; E. Screech-Owl 5; Great Horned Owl 7; Short-eared Owl 1; Lesser Nighthawk 1; Chuck-will’s-widow 1; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1; Black-chinned Hummingbird 1; Archilochus sp. 1; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 13; hummingbird sp. 1; Belted Kingfisher 29; Red-bellied Woodpecker 8; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 14; Downy Woodpecker 33; Hairy Woodpecker 4; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 5; E. Phoebe 74; Brown-crested Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 11; White-eyed Vireo 8; Blue-headed Vireo 17; Blue Jay 81; Am. Crow 111; Fish Crow 1; Tree Swallow 1539; No. Rough-winged Swallow 5; Carolina Chickadee 140; Tufted Titmouse 4; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 92; House Wren 62; Winter Wren 1; Marsh Wren 13; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 87; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 73; E. Bluebird 4; Hermit Thrush 6; Am. Robin 23; Gray Catbird 71; No. Mockingbird 93; Brown Thrasher 10; European Starling 474; Am. Pipit 21; Orange-crowned Warbler 83; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1031; Yellow-throated Warbler 5; Pine Warbler 3; Prairie Warbler 1; Palm Warbler 5; No. Waterthrush 1; Com. Yellowthroat 59; Wilson’s Warbler 18; Chipping Sparrow 5; Lark Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 54;  Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 6; Seaside Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 9; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 140; White-throated Sparrow 9; White-crowned Sparrow 5; No. Cardinal 188; Indigo Bunting 1; Painted Bunting 3; Red-winged Blackbird 726; E. Meadowlark 2; Com. Grackle 332; Boat-tailed Grackle 1061; Bronzed Cowbird 15; Brown-headed Cowbird 113; Orchard Oriole 1 [PH-Ed.]; Am. Goldfinch 62; House Sparrow 22.

  Total: 148 species; 16,156 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Robert Purrington, Dept. Physics, Tulane Univ, New Orleans, LA 70118  danny@tulane.edu; James Beck,  Lee Ellis, Charlie Lyon, Lisa McKee, David Muth, Mac Myers, Glenn Ousset, Robert D. Purrington, Christie Riehl, Ken Rosenberg, Rosemary Seidler, Mark Swan, Ed Wallace, Phillip Wallace