LOUISIANA Christmas Bird Counts 2002

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 04, 2003; 5:30 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 35o to 68o F. Wind N, 5-10 mph. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly  cloudy. PM partly  cloudy.  Observers: 27 in field in 13 parties (non-owling); 5.3 hours and 47.1 miles owling. Total party-hours 122.75; 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 25; Am. White Pelican 3632; Double-crested Cormorant 15,023; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 129; Great Egret 144; Little Blue Heron 4; Tricolored Heron 7; Black-crowned Night-Heron 2; White Ibis 40; Black Vulture 85; Turkey Vulture 303; Greater White-fronted Goose  28; Snow Goose 88; Ross’s Goose 1; Wood Duck 561; Gadwall 648; Am. Wigeon 95; Mallard 419; No. Shoveler 29; No. Pintail 4; Am. Green-winged Teal 138; Canvasback 59; Ring-necked Duck 845; Lesser Scaup 354; Com. Goldeneye 3; Hooded Merganser 3; Ruddy Duck 57; duck sp. 36; Osprey 2; Bald Eagle 3; (a) 3; No. Harrier 28; Sharp-shinned Hawk 2; Cooper’s Hawk 6; Red-shouldered Hawk 23; Red-tailed Hawk 83; Am. Kestrel 39; Wild Turkey 16; No. Bobwhite 1; Virginia Rail 8; Sora CW; Am. Coot 798; Killdeer 931; Greater Yellowlegs 8; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; Spotted Sandpiper 22; Least Sandpiper 142; Dunlin 9; Long-billed Dowitcher 59; Wilson’s Snipe 597; Am. Woodcock 4; Bonaparte’s Gull 233; Ring-billed Gull 294; Herring Gull 1; Caspian Tern 1; Forster’s Tern 104; Rock Dove 31; Eurasian Collared-Dove 15; Mourning Dove 332; Com. Ground-Dove 1 [NC-Ed.]; Barn Owl 4; E. Screech-Owl 14; Great Horned Owl 10; Barred Owl 16; Belted Kingfisher 30; Red-headed Woodpecker 7; Red-bellied Woodpecker 160; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 77; Downy Woodpecker 88; Hairy Woodpecker 12; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 114; Pileated Woodpecker 21; E. Phoebe 121; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 22; Blue Jay 193; Am. Crow 564; Fish Crow 22; Horned Lark 209; Carolina Chickadee 356; Tufted Titmouse 153; Brown-headed Nuthatch 11; Brown Creeper 7; Carolina Wren 163; Bewick’s Wren 4; House Wren 16; Winter Wren 22; Marsh Wren 15; Golden-crowned Kinglet 83; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 314; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5; E. Bluebird 282; Hermit Thrush 78; Am. Robin 702; Gray Catbird 3; No. Mockingbird 143; Brown Thrasher 32; European Starling 1644; Am. Pipit 548; Cedar Waxwing 28; Orange-crowned Warbler 30; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 472; Pine Warbler 60; Com. Yellowthroat 4; E. Towhee 16; Chipping Sparrow 425; Field Sparrow 68; Vesper Sparrow 13; Savannah Sparrow 628; LeConte’s Sparrow 1; Fox Sparrow 21; Song Sparrow 253; Lincoln’s Sparrow 4; Swamp Sparrow 165; White-throated Sparrow 994; Harris’ Sparrow 2; White-crowned Sparrow 493; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 157; Lapland Longspur 1; No. Cardinal 622; Red-winged Blackbird 21,131; E. Meadowlark 341; Rusty Blackbird 30; Brewer’s Blackbird 227; Com. Grackle 922; Brown-headed Cowbird 114; blackbird sp. 8000; House Finch 2; Am. Goldfinch 173; House Sparrow 47.

  Total: 127 species; 68,266 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Paul Dickson, P.O.Box 51367, Shreveport, LA 71135 paul@morrisdickson.com; Linda Adrion, Jerry Bertrand, Norma Cobb, Terry Davis, Paul Dickson, Lynne Fitzgerald, Margaret Fortaine, Bill Hall, Mac Hardy, Hubert Hervey, Shirley Huss, Jim Ingold, Mary Jacobs, Horace Jeter,  Pat Lonnecker, Charles Lyon, Ron Martin, Clyde Massey, John McBride, Nancy Menasco, Roger Murray, Conner Nicholson, Larry Raymond, Rosemary Seidler, 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, 2003; 4:00 am to 6:30 pm; Temp 42o to 62o F. Wind var., 0-15 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 48 in field in 19-24 parties (non-owling) plus 94 at feeders (13 hours); 3.5 hours and 0.5 miles owling. Total party-hours 186.5; party-miles 402; 144.1 hours and 68.5 miles on foot, 33.4 hours and 329 miles by car, 6 hours and 4 miles by motorized boat.

·     Pied-billed Grebe 33; Am. White Pelican 46; Neotropic Cormorant 1; Double-crested Cormorant 1626; Anhinga 13; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 115; Great Egret 454; Snowy Egret 446; Little Blue Heron 6; Tricolored Heron 8; Cattle Egret 90; Green Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 21; White Ibis 746; Black Vulture 233; Turkey Vulture 166; Greater White-fronted Goose 5; Snow Goose 96; Canada Goose 89 [FE, QU-Ed.]); goose sp. 35; Wood Duck 180; Gadwall 18; Mallard 38; Blue-winged Teal 6; No. Shoveler 8; Canvasback  1; Ring-necked Duck 1413; Lesser Scaup 611; Hooded Merganser 4; Ruddy Duck 62; duck sp. 27; Osprey 11; Bald Eagle 3; (a) 2; (i) 1; No. Harrier 3; Sharp-shinned Hawk 5; Cooper’s Hawk 9; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 42; Red-tailed Hawk 105; Buteo sp. 4; Am. Kestrel 41; Merlin 4; Wild Turkey 24; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 10; Am. Coot 126; Killdeer 694; Black-necked Stilt 21; Greater Yellowlegs 11; Lesser Yellowlegs 15; Solitary Sandpiper 7 [ND,RN-Ed.]; Spotted Sandpiper 14; Least Sandpiper 70; Wilson’s Snipe 5; Am. Woodcock 4; Bonaparte’s Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 446; Herring Gull 1; Forster’s Tern 44; Rock Dove 576; Eurasian Collared-Dove 77; Mourning Dove 1090; Com. Ground-Dove 1; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 4; Great Horned Owl 26; Barred Owl 47; Com. Nighthawk 1 [ND-Ed.]; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 5; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 18; Black-chinned Hummingbird 10;  Archilochus sp. 3; Anna’s Hummingbird 1 [PS,DD-Ed.]; Calliope Hummingbird 7 [RN,DD-Ed.];  Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1 [DD-Ed.]; Rufous Hummingbird 32; Allen’s Hummingbird 1; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 43;  hummingbird sp. 6;  Belted Kingfisher 41; Red-headed Woodpecker 88;  Red-bellied Woodpecker 226;  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 149;  Downy Woodpecker 154;  Hairy Woodpecker 6;  No. (Yellow-shafted) Woodpecker 90;  Pileated Woodpecker 19; E. Phoebe 212; Vermilion Flycatcher 1 [PH-Ed.]; Loggerhead Shrike 108; White-eyed Vireo 2; Bell’s Vireo 1 [NC-Ed.]; Blue-headed Vireo 46; Blue Jay 452; Am. Crow 641; Fish Crow 432; crow sp. 151; Horned Lark 1 [DD-Ed.]; Tree Swallow 345; Carolina Chickadee 517; Tufted Titmouse 276; Red-breasted Nuthatch 5 [QU-Ed.]; Brown Creeper 6; Carolina Wren 514; House Wren 83; Winter Wren 5; Sedge Wren 5;  Marsh Wren 4;  Golden-crowned Kinglet 44; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 689;  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 89; E. Bluebird 199; Hermit Thrush 120; Am. Robin 3188; Gray Catbird 19; No. Mockingbird 670; Brown Thrasher 105; European Starling 1971; Am. Pipit 482; Cedar Waxwing 206; Orange-crowned Warbler 118; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 2065; Pine Warbler 85; Palm Warbler 4; waterthrush sp. 1 [NC-Ed.]; Com. Yellowthroat 52; Wilson’s Warbler 5; Yellow-breasted Chat 1; W. Tanager 1 [PS,DD-Ed.]; E. Towhee 79; Chipping Sparrow 81; Field Sparrow 14; Vesper Sparrow 21; Savannah Sparrow 947; Grasshopper Sparrow 2; Le Conte’s Sparrow 1; Fox Sparrow 2; Song Sparrow 185; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 537; White-throated Sparrow 1312; White-crowned Sparrow 62; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 29; Lapland Longspur 1 [DD-Ed.]; No. Cardinal 1421; Indigo Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 15,754; E. Meadowlark 101; Rusty Blackbird 220; Brewer’s Blackbird 7; Com. Grackle 2157; Bronzed Cowbird 1; Brown-headed Cowbird 1532; blackbird sp. 525; Baltimore Oriole 2; House Finch 319; Pine Siskin 12; Am. Goldfinch 1535; House Sparrow 888.

  Total: 150 species; 52,715 individuals.

  Participants: Compilers –Carol Foil, 1180 Stanford Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 lcfoil225@cox.net; Linda Binford, 1860 Blvd. de Provence, Baton Rouge, LA 70816; Dennis Demcheck, 8934 Alma Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1834 ddemchec@USGS.gov; Joseph Kleiman, 15913 Malvern Hill, Baton Rouge, LA 70817; Mike Allen, Sally Allen, Coney Barre, Janie Barre, Linda Binford, Rick Brumfield, Gary Byerly, Dave Cagnolatti, Miriam Davey,  Dennis Demcheck, Carol Foil, Martin Guidry, Jay Guillory, Bob Hamilton, Dudley Harrington, Robert Holmes, Jack Hopkins, Joe Kleiman, Scott Knaus, Linda Knight, Dan Lane, Satya Maliakal, Peggy McConnell, Nancy Murrill, Nancy Newfield, Glen Pettifer, Harriet Pooler, J. V. Remsen, Jim Roche, Krista Roche, Lewis Roussel, Linda Roussel, Michael Seymour, Edna Silverman, Joseph Smith, Steve Sorensen, Linda Stewart, Bob St. Amant, Lindsay St. Amant, Gayle Strickland, Jeannelle Strickland, Alison Styring, Cecil Tarver, Don Thibodeaux, Al Troy, 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 14, 2002; 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm; Temp 38o to 58o F. Wind var, 3-5 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 32 in field in 13 parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeders (2.0 hours);  2.0 hours and 1.0 miles owling. Total party-hours 90.5; party-miles 330.25; 39.25 hours and 17 miles on foot, 51.25 hours and 313.25 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 2; Double-crested Cormorant 513; Anhinga 31; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 55; Great Egret 60; Little Blue Heron 2; Tricolored Heron 2; Cattle Egret 19; Green Heron 1 [NC-Ed.]; Black Vulture 30; Turkey Vulture 111; Greater White-fronted Goose 4787; Snow Goose 8850; Ross’s Goose 11; Wood Duck 57; Gadwall 1241; Am. Wigeon 113; Mallard 10,937; Blue-winged Teal 165; No. Shoveler 4075; No. Pintail 26,443; Am. Green-winged Teal 6769; Canvasback 10,079; Redhead 3; Ring-necked Duck 395; Lesser Scaup 356; Ruddy Duck 2; duck sp. 10; Osprey 3; Bald Eagle 3, (a) 1, (i) 2; No. Harrier 23; Cooper’s Hawk 4; Red-shouldered Hawk 38; Red-tailed Hawk 60; Swainson’s Hawk 1; Am. Kestrel 18; Merlin 2; Virginia Rail 1 [NC-Ed.]; Am. Coot 287; Killdeer 323; Greater Yellowlegs 3; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; Wilson’s Snipe 17; Am. Woodcock 3; Forster’s Tern 1; Rock Dove 1; Eurasian Collared-Dove 3 [NC-Ed.]; Mourning Dove 264; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 1; Barred Owl 13; Belted Kingfisher 6; Red-headed Woodpecker 1; Red-bellied Woodpecker 69; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 64; Downy Woodpecker 55; Hairy Woodpecker 6; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 41; Pileated Woodpecker 28; E. Phoebe 113; Loggerhead Shrike 10; White-eyed Vireo 4; Blue-headed Vireo 5; Blue Jay 56; Am. Crow 1149; Fish Crow 3; Horned Lark 10; Carolina Chickadee 111; Tufted Titmouse 68; Brown-headed Nuthatch 5; Brown Creeper 3; Carolina Wren 123; House Wren 9; Winter Wren 4; Sedge Wren 7; Golden-crowned Kinglet 12; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 109; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3; E. Bluebird 134; Hermit Thrush 81; Am. Robin 1454;  Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 47; Brown Thrasher 9; European Starling 2608; Am. Pipit 9; Sprague’s Pipit 1; Cedar Waxwing 278; Orange-crowned Warbler 11; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 239; Pine Warbler 175; Com. Yellowthroat 15; E. Towhee 9; Chipping Sparrow 390; Field Sparrow 17; Vesper Sparrow 4; Savannah Sparrow 582; Henslow’s Sparrow 1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 2; Fox Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 73; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 161; White-throated Sparrow 597; White-crowned Sparrow 3; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 62; No. Cardinal 516; Red-winged Blackbird 1691; E. Meadowlark 50; Rusty Blackbird 15; Com. Grackle 101; Brown-headed Cowbird 42; House Finch 1; Am. Goldfinch 90; House Sparrow 10.

  Total: 115 species; 87,750 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Kermit Cummings, 517 Hiawatha Trail, Pineville, LA 71360 kcc71360@aol.com; David Aldridge, Charli Bravinder, Roger Breedlove, Patsye Breithaupt, Walter Breithaupt, Rick Bryan, Betty Cummings, Kermit Cummings, Marty Floyd, Fran Guchereau, Betty Hanner, Elizabeth Hoyt, Billy James, Mary Frances James, Jim Johnson, Andrea Mattison, Clyde Mattison, Bill McGehee, Issac Miller, Laura Miller, Leighman Miller, E. V. Moore, Cathy Powell, Kim Randall, Sara Simmonds,  Ezell Shirley, Eleanor Talley, Michael Tradewell, Becky Watkins, Wayne Watkins, Beth Willis, Lyndel Willis

 

Cheneyville-Lecompte (LA CL)

31o 06’ N  92o 22’ W, center 2 mi ne of Lecompte. Dec 28, 2002; 5:30 am to 6:15 pm; Temp 30o to 66o F. Wind N, 3 – 8 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 11 in field in 5-6 parties (non-owling); 3 hours and 12 miles owling. Total party-hours 54.5; party-miles 296.75; 26.5 hours and 10.75 miles on foot, 26.5 hours and 286 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 3, Pied-billed Grebe 33; Double-crested Cormorant 92; Anhinga 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 97;  Great Egret 218; Snowy Egret 10; Tricolored Heron 3; Cattle Egret CW; White Ibis 350; Black Vulture 25; Turkey Vulture 129; Greater White-fronted Goose 465; Snow Goose 3720; Ross’s Goose 8; Wood Duck 18; Gadwall 15; Mallard 39; Blue-winged Teal 3; No. Shoveler 40; No. Pintail 38; duck sp. 12; Canvasback 2; Ring-necked Duck 9; Lesser Scaup 13; Bufflehead 2 [NC-Ed.]; Hooded Merganser 3; Ruddy Duck 8; No. Harrier 8; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 29; Red-tailed Hawk 79; Harlan’s Hawk 3; Am. Kestrel 31; Merlin 1; Sora 1 [NC-Ed.]; Am. Coot 801; Sandhill Crane 761; Killdeer 1126; Greater Yellowlegs 110; Lesser Yellowlegs 41; Dunlin 6; Stilt Sandpiper 12 [DD-Ed.]; Long-billed Dowitcher 308; Com. Snipe 339; Am. Woodcock 1; Ring-billed Gull 5; Rock Dove 246; Eurasian Collared-Dove 35; Mourning Dove 329; Inca Dove 1; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 2; Barred Owl 4; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 1 [NC-Ed.]; Belted Kingfisher 11; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 52; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 33; Downy Woodpecker 50; Hairy Woodpecker 5; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 48; Pileated Woodpecker 12; E. Phoebe 79; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 65; Blue-headed Vireo 3; Blue Jay 96; Am. Crow 776; Fish Crow 13; Horned Lark 240; Tree Swallow CW; Carolina Chickadee 109; Tufted Titmouse 25; Brown-headed Nuthatch 20; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 87; House Wren 6; Sedge Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 18; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 85; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8; E. Bluebird 192; Hermit Thrush 23; Am. Robin 377; Gray Catbird 2; No. Mockingbird 74; Brown Thrasher 7; European Starling 1375; Am. Pipit 202; Sprague’s Pipit 4 [NC-Ed.]; Cedar Waxwing 25; Orange-crowned Warbler 10; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 213; Pine Warbler 248; Palm Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 8; E. Towhee 2; Chipping Sparrow 178; Field Sparrow 2; Vesper Sparrow 7; Savannah Sparrow 957; Henslow’s Sparrow 2; Fox Sparrow 7; Song Sparrow 72; Swamp Sparrow 84; White-throated Sparrow 265; White-crowned Sparrow 79; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 5; Lapland Longspur 1; No. Cardinal 635; Red-winged Blackbird 7180; E. Meadowlark 203; Yellow-headed Blackbird CW [ND-Ed.]; Rusty Blackbird 30; Brewer’s Blackbird 16; Com. Grackle 937; Brown-headed Cowbird 2035; Purple Finch CW [NC-Ed.]; House Finch 1; Am. Goldfinch 134; House Sparrow 81.

  Total: 118 species; 27,180 individuals.

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

 

Creole (LA CR)

29o 48’ N  93o 06’ W, center jct. Rts. 27 & 1143. Dec 15, 2002; 6:00 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 47o to 64o F. Wind SE, 5-10 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 11 in field in 5 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 54; party-miles 105; 34 hours and 17 miles on foot, 20 hours and 88 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 11, Pied-billed Grebe 259; Am. White Pelican 179; Brown Pelican 19; Neotropic Cormorant 594; Double-crested Cormorant 69; Anhinga 1; Am. Bittern 2; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 89; Great Egret 200; Snowy Egret 170; Little Blue Heron 37; Tricolored Heron 17; Cattle Egret 9; Green Heron 8; Black-crowned Night-Heron 38; White Ibis 361; White-faced Ibis 1385; Roseate Spoonbill 14; Turkey Vulture 6; Greater White-fronted Goose 9; Snow Goose 317; Canada goose 14; Gadwall 910; Am. Wigeon 15; Mallard 67; Mottled Duck 67; Blue-winged Teal 222; No. Shoveler 511; No. Pintail 84; Am. Green-winged Teal 232; Canvasback 19; Ring-necked Duck 171; Greater Scaup 1; Lesser Scaup 1231; Bufflehead 14; Red-breasted Merganser 10; Ruddy Duck 15; duck sp. 300; No. Harrier 31; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Cooper’s Hawk 11; Red-tailed Hawk 55; Krider’s Hawk 1; Am. Kestrel 17; Merlin 5; Clapper Rail 22; King Rail 11; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 9; Com. Moorhen 1002; Am. Coot 2895; Black-bellied Plover 10; Snowy Plover 20; Semipalmated Plover 3; Piping Plover 4; Killdeer 194; Black-necked Stilt 37; Am. Avocet 39; Greater Yellowlegs 12; Lesser Yellowlegs 15; Willet 7 [LO-Ed.]; Whimbrel 1; Ruddy Turnstone 11; Sanderling 100; W, Sandpiper 1; Least Sandpiper 3; Dunlin 8; Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 [FC,PH – Ed.]; dowitcher sp. 4; Wilson’s Snipe 11; Laughing Gull 216; Bonaparte’s Gull 6; Ring-billed Gull 496; Herring Gull 28; Gull-billed Tern 3; Caspian Tern 35; Royal Tern 452; Forster’s Tern 37; Black Skimmer 20; Eurasian Collared-Dove 3 [NC-Ed.]; White-winged Dove 3; Mourning Dove 150; Inca Dove 13; Barn Owl 7; Great Horned Owl 3; Whip-poor-will CW; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2 [RW-Ed.]; Belted Kingfisher 54; Red-bellied Woodpecker 8; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 30; Downy Woodpecker 22; Hairy Woodpecker 5; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 24; E. Phoebe 155; Vermilion Flycatcher 1 [RW-Ed.]; Loggerhead Shrike 58; Blue-headed Vireo 10; Blue Jay 43; Fish Crow 131; Tree Swallow 778; Carolina Chickadee 3; Brown Creeper 4; Carolina Wren 4; Bewick’s Wren 1; House Wren 49; Sedge Wren 23; Marsh Wren 16; Golden-crowned Kinglet 51; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 315; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 110; E. Bluebird 17; Hermit Thrush 107; Am. Robin 1516; Gray Catbird 8; No. Mockingbird 109; Brown Thrasher 24; European Starling 530; Am. Pipit 281; Cedar Waxwing 39; Orange-crowned Warbler 58; Nashville Warbler 3 [PH-Ed.]; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 803; Pine Warbler 50; Palm Warbler 18; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Am. Redstart 2; No. Waterthrush 1; Com. Yellowthroat 84; Hooded Warbler 1 [NC,RR-Ed.]; Wilson’s Warbler 3; E. Towhee 6; Chipping Sparrow 8; Clay-colored Sparrow 1; Field Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 832; Seaside Sparrow 10; Fox Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 67; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 253; White-throated Sparrow 55; White-crowned Sparrow 127; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 1; No. Cardinal 128; Red-winged Blackbird 2500; E. Meadowlark 66; Brewer’s Blackbird 32; Com. Grackle 23; Boat-tailed Grackle 976; Great-tailed Grackle 59; Brown-headed Cowbird 15; Am. Goldfinch 21; House Sparrow 25.

  Total: 151 species; 24,458 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Dave Patton, 122 Memory Lane, Lafayette, LA 70506 wdpatton@cox-internet.com; Mahlan Ayme, Paul Conover, Rob Dobbs, Marty Guidry, David Muth, Mac Myers, Dave Patton, Gary Pontiff, John Sevenair, Gwen Smalley, Melvin Weber

 

Crowley (LA CW)

30o 08’ N  92o 22’ W, center 7.3 mi s of jct. Hwys. 90 & 13. Jan 02, 2003; 6:15 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 39o to 58o F. Wind var., 10-17 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 8 in field in in 7 parties (non-owling); 0.25 hours and 1 miles owling. Total party-hours 73.5; party-miles 308.5; 48.5 hours and 14.5 miles on foot, 25 hours and 294 miles by car

·        Pied-billed Grebe 4; Horned Grebe 2; Neotropic Cormorant 6; Double-crested Cormorant 26; Anhinga 3; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 82; Great Egret 1279; Snowy Egret 151; Little Blue Heron 10; Tricolored Heron 4; Cattle Egret 469; White Ibis 5372; White-faced Ibis 8731; Turkey Vulture 54; Greater White-fronted Goose 8723; Snow Goose 67,900; Ross’s Goose 19; Wood Duck 1; Gadwall 43;  Am. Wigeon 22; Mallard 171; Blue-winged Teal 46; No. Shoveler 8558; No. Pintail 3497; Am. Green-winged Teal 7; duck sp. 100; Ring-necked Duck 3; Lesser Scaup 265; Ruddy Duck 14; Bald Eagle 2: (a) 2; No. Harrier 72; Sharp-shinned Hawk 7; Cooper’s Hawk 6; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 15; Swainson’s Hawk 1; Red-tailed Hawk 173; Am. Kestrel 97; Merlin 1; Peregrine Falcon 2; King Rail 2; Sora 1; Am. Coot 79; Black-bellied Plover 23; Killdeer 2265; Black-necked Stilt 151; Greater Yellowlegs 169; Lesser Yellowlegs 138; Solitary Sandpiper 3; Spotted Sandpiper 6; W.  Sandpiper 43; Least Sandpiper 310; Dunlin 104; Stilt Sandpiper 5; peep sp. 20; Long-billed Dowitcher 1093; Wilson’s Snipe 106; Am. Woodcock 7; Laughing Gull 90; Bonaparte’s Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 1372; Herring Gull 6; gull sp. 10; Gull-billed Tern 33; Forster’s Tern 34; Rock Dove 58; Eurasian Collared-Dove 6; White-winged Dove 1; Mourning Dove 789; Inca Dove 7; Com. Ground-Dove 3; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 3; Barred Owl 3; Belted Kingfisher 13; Red-bellied Woodpecker 27; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 16; Downy Woodpecker 10; Hairy Woodpecker 1;No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 13; Pileated Woodpecker 4; E. Phoebe 135; Ash-throated Flycatcher 2; Loggerhead Shrike 159; White-eyed Vireo 6; Blue-headed Vireo 15; Blue Jay 121; Am. Crow 34; Fish Crow 1; crow sp. 8; Tree Swallow 41; Carolina Chickadee 52; Tufted Titmouse 4; Carolina Wren 97; House Wren 45; Sedge Wren 12; Golden-crowned Kinglet 8; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 300; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 63; E. Bluebird 18; Hermit Thrush 47; Am. Robin 1375; Gray Catbird 9; No. Mockingbird 205; Brown Thrasher 22; European Starling 945; Am. Pipit 546; Cedar Waxwing 16; Orange-crowned Warbler 48; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 946; Pine Warbler 58; Com. Yellowthroat 40; Wilson’s Warbler 2; Yellow-breasted Chat 1; Spotted Towhee 1; E. Towhee 5: Chipping Sparrow 53; Field Sparrow 8; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 1270; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 73; Swamp Sparrow 468; White-throated Sparrow 494; White-crowned Sparrow 54; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 1; No. Cardinal 603; Blue Grosbeak 1; Indigo Bunting 2; Dickcissel 9; Red-winged Blackbird 265,660; E. Meadowlark 184; Brewer’s Blackbird 20; Com. Grackle 2555; Great-tailed/Boat-tailed Grackle 1; Brown-headed Cowbird 9304; Am. Goldfinch 63; House Sparrow 214.

  Total: 133 species; 399,392 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Bill Fontenot, Acadiana Park Nature Station, Lafayette, LA 70503 bbboy@naturestation.org; Marty Floyd, 2044 Bayou Rd., Cheneyville, LA 71325, marty.floyd@la.usda.gov; Rob Dobbs, Marty Floyd, Bill Fontenot, Marty Guidry, Bob Hamilton, Joe Kleiman, Van Remsen, Jim Whelan

 

D’Arbonne (LA DA)

32o 40’ N  92o 15’ W, center L. Drain landing at end of Parish Road 5520. Dec 14, 2002; 6:00 am to 6:30 pm; Temp 43o to 48o F. Wind var., 0–6 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 25 in field in 12 parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeders (1 hour). Total party-hours 91; party-miles 543; 22.5 hours and 10 miles on foot, 81 hours and 520.5 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 1; Pied-billed Grebe 6; Double-crested Cormorant 508; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 59; Great Egret 76; Black Vulture 156; Turkey Vulture 274; Greater White-fronted Goose 65; Snow Goose (blue form) 53; Snow Goose (white form) 165; Canada Goose 1; Wood Duck 53; Gadwall 120; Am. Wigeon 17; Mallard 5114; No. Pintail 150; Am. Green-winged Teal 42; Canvasback 12; Ring-necked Duck 12; Lesser Scaup 54; Bufflehead 2; Hooded Merganser 2; Ruddy Duck 21; duck sp. 65; Bald Eagle 3; (a) 3; No. Harrier 15; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Accipiter sp. 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 7; Red-tailed Hawk 51; Am. Kestrel 24; Am. Coot 12; Killdeer 89; Least Sandpiper 1 [NC-Ed.]; Wilson’s Snipe 1; Am. Woodcock 1; Bonaparte’s Gull 117; Ring-billed Gull 10; Forster’s Tern 2; Rock Dove 256; Mourning Dove 62; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 4; Barred Owl 9; Belted Kingfisher 24; Red-headed Woodpecker 22; Red-bellied Woodpecker 85; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 50; Downy Woodpecker 26; Hairy Woodpecker 5; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 4; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 93; Pileated Woodpecker 31; E. Phoebe 102; Loggerhead Shrike 9; Blue-headed Vireo 18 [RN-Ed.]; Blue Jay 177; Am. Crow  550; Fish Crow 1; Horned Lark 142; Carolina Chickadee 196; Tufted Titmouse 159; White-breasted Nuthatch 4; Brown-headed Nuthatch 13; Brown Creeper 8; Carolina Wren 165; Bewick’s Wren 1 [RW,QU–Ed.]; House Wren 9; Winter Wren 5; Marsh Wren 1 [NC-Ed.]; Golden-crowned Kinglet 81; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 251; E. Bluebird 422; Hermit Thrush 32; Am. Robin 504; Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 76; Brown Thrasher 50; European Starling 882; Am. Pipit 7; Cedar Waxwing 586; Orange-crowned Warbler 45 [RN-Ed.]; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 155; Pine Warbler 225; Com. Yellowthroat 1; E. Towhee 66; Chipping Sparrow 452; Field Sparrow 70; Vesper Sparrow 7; Savannah Sparrow 260; Grasshopper Sparrow 1 [NC-Ed.]; Henslow’s Sparrow 1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 2; Fox Sparrow 7; Song Sparrow 225; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 125; White-throated Sparrow 949; White-crowned Sparrow  5; sparrow sp. 440; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 226; No. Cardinal 490; Red-winged Blackbird 1820; E. Meadowlark 145; Rusty Blackbird 2; Brewer’s Blackbird 40; Com. Grackle 332; Brown-headed Cowbird 24;  blackbird sp. 500; Am. Goldfinch 242, House Sparrow 10. 

  Total: 107 species; 19,394 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Joan Brown, 3100 Deborah Dr. #63, Monroe, LA 71201 bljnbr@colla.com; Charlott Barron, Joe Barron, Dee Baum, Joyce Bennett, Joan Brown, Anita Cingolani, Gerry Click, Matt Courtman, Roger Garner, Fred Groves, Helen Groves, Wallace Hardy, Gypsy Langford, Russ Langford, Erline Martin, Jarad Norris, Linda Norris, Amy Ouchley, Keith Ouchley, Kelby Ouchley, Roselie Overby, Steve Pagans, Pat Seager, Allison Wilkes

 

Grand Isle (LA GI)

29o 12’ N  90o 03’ W, center 0.5 mi sw Caminada Bridge. Dec 26, 2002; 6:30 am to 4:30 pm; Temp 41o to 49o F. Wind NE, 10-15 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM cloudy. Observers: 7 in field in 4-6 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 38; party-miles 80; 32 hours and 8 miles on foot, 6 hours and 72 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 11, Pied-billed Grebe 4; Am. White Pelican 69; Brown Pelican 330; Double-crested Cormorant 621; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 48; Great Egret 80; Snowy Egret 91; Little Blue Heron 18; Tricolored Heron 18; Cattle Egret 18; Green Heron 3; Black-crowned Night-Heron 14; White Ibis 129; Roseate Spoonbill 7; Greater White-fronted Goose 4 [NC-Ed.]; Gadwall 3; Mallard 7; Mottled Duck 2; Blue-winged Teal 38; No. Pintail 9; Greater Scaup 2; Lesser Scaup 205; Bufflehead 1; Hooded Merganser 10; Red-breasted Merganser 84; Osprey 3; No. Harrier 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 1; Red-tailed Hawk 3; Am. Kestrel 3; Merlin 2; Peregrine Falcon 1; Clapper Rail 12; King Rail 6; Com. Moorhen 6; Am. Coot 6; Black-bellied Plover 27; Semipalmated Plover 1; Killdeer 46; Greater Yellowlegs 4; Lesser Yellowlegs  1; Willet 34;  Spotted Sandpiper 3; Ruddy Turnstone 4; Sanderling 52; Dunlin 40; Short-billed Dowitcher 1; dowitcher sp. 30; Wilson’s Snipe 3; Laughing Gull 5102; Ring-billed Gull 97; Herring Gull 22; Caspian Tern 4; Royal Tern 33; Com. Tern 2; Forster’s Tern 91; Black Skimmer 3006; Eurasian Collared-Dove 3; White-winged Dove 2 [RW-Ed.]; Mourning Dove 2; Inca Dove 11 [RW-Ed.]; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 1 [NU-Ed.]; Great Horned Owl 1; Chuck-will’s-widow 1; hummingbird sp. 1; Belted Kingfisher 33; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 15; Downy Woodpecker 4; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 20; E. Phoebe 22; W. Kingbird 1; Loggerhead Shrike 17; White-eyed Vireo 2; Blue-headed Vireo 1; Blue Jay 60; Am. Crow 4; Tree Swallow 18; Carolina Chickadee 1; Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 [NC-Ed.]; Brown Creeper1 [NC-Ed.]; House Wren 3; Sedge Wren 1; Marsh Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 14; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 52; E. Bluebird 1 [NC-Ed.]; Hermit Thrush 22; Am. Robin 69; Gray Catbird 28; No. Mockingbird 71; Brown Thrasher 4; European Starling 700; Am. Pipit 1; Cedar Waxwing 8; Orange-crowned Warbler 16; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1900; Black-throated Green Warbler 1 [NC-Ed.]; Pine Warbler 1; Palm Warbler 28; Black-and-white Warbler 2 [RW-Ed.]; Com. Yellowthroat 3; Wilson’s Warbler 2; Savannah Sparrow 12; Song Sparrow 5; Swamp Sparrow 36; White-throated Sparrow 3; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 3; No. Cardinal 40; Blue Grosbeak 1 [NC-Ed.]; Indigo Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 426; E. Meadowlark 4; Com. Grackle 16; Boat-tailed Grackle 69; Brown-headed Cowbird 56; Am. Goldfinch 6; House Sparrow 109.

  Total: 118 species; 14,413 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Chris Brantley, 162 Elm St.-Lewisburg, Mandeville, LA 70448  chrisbrantley@charter.net; Chris Brantley, Taylor Brantley, Marty Guidry, Joe Kleiman, Vicki Lefevers, Rosemary Seidler, Ed Wallace

 

Johnsons Bayou (LA JB)

29o 48’ N  93o 43’ W, center 2.78 nnw Johnsons Bayou HS. Dec 15, 2002; 6:15 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 47o to 60o F. Wind SE, 10-23 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 3 in field in 12-15 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 13; 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 1, Pied-billed Grebe 11; Am. White Pelican 9; Brown Pelican 4; Neotropic Cormorant 56; Double-crested Cormorant 16; Anhinga 1; Am. Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 14; Great Egret 820; Snowy Egret 45; Little Blue Heron 60 [QN-Ed.]; Tricolored Heron 16; Green Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 328; White-faced Ibis 1; Plegadis sp. 1440; Roseate Spoonbill 6; Black Vulture 20; Turkey Vulture 10; Snow Goose (blue form) 7; Snow Goose (white form) 18; Gadwall 2; Mallard 5; Mottled Duck 5; Blue-winged Teal 6; No. Shoveler 4; No. Pintail 25; Lesser Scaup 200; Red-breasted Merganser 18; Ruddy Duck 42; White-tailed Kite 4; No. Harrier 3; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 1; Red-tailed Hawk 20; Am. Kestrel 13; Clapper Rail 3; King Rail 4; Virginia Rail 4; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 65; Am. Coot 118; Piping Plover 1; Killdeer 58; Greater Yellowlegs 1; Lesser Yellowlegs 5; Willet 5; Spotted Sandpiper 1; Ruddy Turnstone 3; Sanderling 15; Wilson’s Snipe 4; Laughing Gull 12; Ring-billed Gull 92; Herring Gull 11; Caspian Tern 1; Royal Tern 6; Forster’s Tern 41; Rock Dove 22; Eurasian Collared-Dove 2; White-winged Dove 2; Mourning Dove 19; Inca Dove 6; Great Horned Owl 1; Chuck-will’s-widow 1 [ND-Ed.]; Black-chinned Hummingbird 1 [MD-Ed.]; Belted Kingfisher 15; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3; Downy Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 8; E. Phoebe 37; Loggerhead Shrike 20; Blue-headed Vireo 4; Blue Jay 5; Tree Swallow 157; Carolina Wren 4; House Wren 2; Sedge Wren 4; Marsh Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 31; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 53; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 20; E. Bluebird 2; Hermit Thrush 10; Am. Robin 45; Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 20; Brown Thrasher 14; European Starling 325; Cedar Waxwing 65; Orange-crowned Warbler 7; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) 183; Pine Warbler 3; Ovenbird 1; Com. Yellowthroat 8; E. Towhee 2; Chipping Sparrow 19; Field Sparrow 43; Vesper Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 93; Song Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 33; White-throated Sparrow 20; White-crowned Sparrow 12; No. Cardinal 15; Red-winged Blackbird 368; E. Meadowlark 8; Boat-tailed Grackle 237; Great-tailed Grackle 62; Brown-headed Cowbird 52; Am. Goldfinch 17.

  Total: 111 species; 5773 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Ken Sztraky, 2541 FM 92, Silsbee, TX 77656-9005 kens@ij2000.net; Ray Jordan, Ken Sztraky, John Whittle

 

Lafayette (LA LA)

30o 12’ N  92o 06’ W, center 5.5 mi wsw Parish Courthouse. Dec 21, 2002; 6:30 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 41o to 67o F. Wind S, 15-20 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 16 in field in 9 parties (non-owling) plus 3 at feeders (19 hours); 0.5 hours and owling. Total party-hours 62.25; party-miles 280.8; 29.5 hours and 16 miles on foot, 30.75 hours and 261.8 miles by car, 2 hours and 3 miles by ATV.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 2; Neotropic Cormorant 16; Double-crested Cormorant 26; Anhinga 2; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 109; Great Egret 240; Snowy Egret 155; Little Blue Heron 4; Cattle Egret 137; White Ibis 753; White-faced Ibis 5051; Plegadis sp. 918; Turkey Vulture 201; Greater White-fronted Goose 72; Snow Goose 279; Snow Goose (blue form) 50; Ross’s Goose 2; Wood Duck 20; Gadwall 6; Mallard 23; Mottled Duck 5; Blue-winged Teal 16; No. Shoveler 16; No. Pintail 1; Redhead 1; Ring-necked Duck 1; Lesser Scaup 61; Com. Goldeneye 1; Ruddy Duck 3; No. Harrier 22; Sharp-shinned Hawk 5; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 8; Swainson’s Hawk 1 [PH-Ed.]; Red-tailed Hawk 114; Am. Kestrel 60; King Rail 1; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 3; Killdeer 1164; Black-necked Stilt 158; Greater Yellowlegs 73; Lesser Yellowlegs 3; Least Sandpiper 25; peep. sp. 12; Long-billed Dowitcher 116; Wilson’s Snipe 113; Am. Woodcock 2; Laughing Gull 18; Ring-billed Gull 172; Forster’s Tern 53; Rock Dove 301; Eurasian Collared-Dove 76; White-winged Dove 130; Mourning Dove 322; Inca Dove 17; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 3; Barred Owl 5; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 8 [RW-Ed.]; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 11 [RW-Ed.];  Black-chinned Hummingbird 4 [RW-Ed.]; Calliope Hummingbird 2; Broad-tailed Hummingbird 2; Rufous Hummingbird 19 [RW-Ed.]; Allen’s Hummingbird 1; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 19; hummingbird sp. 1; Belted Kingfisher 13; Red-headed Woodpecker 5; Red-bellied Woodpecker 63; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 57; Downy Woodpecker 35; Hairy Woodpecker 7; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 33; Pileated Woodpecker 1; E. Phoebe 158; Vermilion Flycatcher 3 [RW-Ed.];  Loggerhead Shrike 71; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 22; Blue Jay 248; Am. Crow 392; Fish Crow 477; crow sp. 13; Horned Lark 186; Tree Swallow 215; Carolina Chickadee 92; Tufted Titmouse 41; Carolina Wren 120; House Wren 25; Winter Wren 3; Sedge Wren 38; Marsh Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 15; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 305; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 49; E. Bluebird 107; Hermit Thrush 48; Am. Robin 3564; Gray Catbird 2; No. Mockingbird 312; Brown Thrasher 38; European Starling 875; Am. Pipit 905; Cedar Waxwing 21; Orange-crowned Warbler 48; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1270; Pine Warbler 135; Black-and-white Warbler 1 [DD-Ed.]; Com. Yellowthroat 23; Wilson’s Warbler 2; E. Towhee 7; Chipping Sparrow 171; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 445; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 159; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 337; White-throated Sparrow 539; Harris’s Sparrow 1 [ND-Ed.]; White-crowned Sparrow 37; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 2; No. Cardinal 598; Red-winged Blackbird 277,935; E. Meadowlark 172; Brewer’s Blackbird 3; Com. Grackle 493; Brown-headed Cowbird 434; House Finch 74; Am. Goldfinch 334; House Sparrow 460.

  Total: 129 species; 303,468 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Judith O’Neal, 504 Whitebark Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508  JLONeale@aol.com; James Beck, Paul Conover, Jim Delahoussaye, Bill Fontenot, Paul Fontenot, Toddy Guidry, Becky Hariu, Jay Huner, Olga Landry, Judith O’Neal, Dave Patton, Dugan Sabins, Stacey Scarce, Cecil Tarver, Bill Vermillion, Jim Whelan. Feeders: Maxine Blalock, George Broussard, Ward Landry

 

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

30o 03’ N  92o 49’ W, center 2.5 mi. S, 1 mi. W of  Thornwell. Dec 16, 2002; 6:15 am to 6:30 pm; Temp 504o to 73o F. Wind S, 5-18 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 25 in field in 12-13 parties (non-owling); 1 hours and 1 miles owling. Total party-hours 114.75; party-miles 277.7; 75 hours and 37.1 miles on foot, 32.25 hours and 212.6 miles by car, 7.5 hours and 27 miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 25; Am. White Pelican 39; Neotropic Cormorant 134; Double-crested Cormorant 102; Anhinga 25; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 88; Great Egret 413; Snowy Egret 465; Little Blue Heron 55; Tricolored Heron 13; Cattle Egret 141; Green Heron 5; Black-crowned Night-Heron 182; White Ibis 6866; White-faced Ibis 9319; Roseate Spoonbill 35; Black Vulture 3; Turkey Vulture 348; Fulvous  Whistling-Duck 44; Greater White-fronted Goose 17,215; Snow Goose 168,271; Ross’s Goose 83; Canada Goose (small races) 1944; Wood Duck 86; Gadwall 988; Am. Wigeon 36; Mallard 1785; Mottled Duck 16; Blue-winged Teal 1346; Cinnamon Teal 1; No. Shoveler 2689; No. Pintail 8226; Am. Green-winged Teal 3126; Canvasback 15; Ring-necked Duck 4226; Lesser Scaup 1826; Bufflehead 1; Ruddy Duck 7; duck sp. 4529; Osprey 2; White-tailed Kite 4; No. Harrier 111; Sharp-shinned Hawk 15; Cooper’s Hawk 9; Red-shouldered Hawk 29; Red-tailed Hawk 126; Golden Eagle 2; (a) 2; Crested Caracara 4; Am. Kestrel 86; Merlin 8; Peregrine 3; King Rail 6; Virginia Rail 4; Sora 15; Com. Moorhen 101; Am. Coot 2496; Black-bellied Plover 13; Killdeer 1937; Black-necked Stilt 170; Am. Avocet 9; Greater Yellowlegs 289; Lesser Yellowlegs 356; Solitary Sandpiper  1 [NC-Ed.]; W. Sandpiper 57; Least Sandpiper 293; Dunlin 112; Stilt Sandpiper 9; Long-billed Dowitcher 6779; Wilson’s Snipe 255; Am. Woodcock 6; Laughing Gull 2111; Ring-billed Gull 4658; Herring Gull 2; Gull-billed Tern 21; Caspian Tern 1; Forster’s Tern 2; Eurasian Collared-Dove 113; Mourning Dove 790; Inca Dove 12; Groove-billed Ani 1; Barn Owl 5; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 23; Barred Owl 10; Short-eared Owl 3; Whip-poor-will 1 [NC-Ed.]; Belted Kingfisher 25; Red-bellied Woodpecker 72; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 56; Downy Woodpecker 33; Hairy Woodpecker 9; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 31; Pileated Woodpecker 10; Least Flycatcher 1; E. Phoebe 357; Vermilion Flycatcher 9; Ash-throated Flycatcher 2; Myiarchus sp. 1; W. Kingbird 1; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 108; White-eyed Vireo 5; Blue-headed Vireo 34; Blue Jay 107; Am. Crow 7; Fish Crow 1; Tree Swallow 141; Carolina Chickadee 137; Tufted Titmouse 16; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 164; House Wren 123; Winter Wren 5; Sedge Wren 47; Marsh Wren 21; Golden-crowned Kinglet 144; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 715; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 247; E. Bluebird 59; Hermit Thrush 108; Am. Robin 683; Gray Catbird 11; No. Mockingbird 198; Brown Thrasher 38; European Starling 1570; Am. Pipit 522; Sprague’s Pipit 1; Cedar Waxwing 23; Orange-crowned Warbler 84; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1584; Pine Warbler 247; Palm Warbler 5; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Am. Redstart CW; No. Waterthrush 1; Com. Yellowthroat 179; Wilson’s Warbler 5; E. Towhee 3; Chipping Sparrow 63; Field Sparrow 1; Vesper Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 815; Le Conte’s Sparrow 22; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 124; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 709; White-throated Sparrow 595; White-crowned Sparrow 61; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 6; No. Cardinal 873; Red-winged Blackbird 368,817; E. Meadowlark 317; Brewer’s Blackbird 1; Com. Grackle 6406; Boat-tailed Grackle 6834; Great-tailed Grackle 4; large grackle sp. 4; Brown-headed Cowbird 10,521; Am. Goldfinch 58; House Sparrow 349.

  Total: 157 species; 660,319 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – B. Mac Myers, 5660 Ada Pl., New Orleans, LA 70124-2811 bmyers@earthlink.net; Brennan Arden, Roger Breedlove, George Broussard, Rob Dobbs, Bill Fontenot, Paul Fontenot, Gay Gomez, Marty Guidry, Patti Holland, Joe Kleiman, Dan Lane, Joyce Mazourek, David Muth, Mac Myers, Dave Patton, Gary Pontiff, Dan Purrington, Pat Seager, John Sevenair, Gwen Smalley, Curt Sorrells, Bill Vermillion, Wayne Watkins, Melvin Weber, Chris Witt

 

Natchitoches (LA NA)

31o 49’ N  93o 03’ W, center 2 miles w of Clarence on Hwy 6. Dec 28, 2002; Temp 33o to 66o F. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 14 in field in ? parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeder.Total party-hours 58.75.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 13; Horned Grebe 3; Eared Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 255; Double-crested Cormorant 1436; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 91; Great Egret 207; Tricolored Heron 1 [NC-Ed.]; Cattle Egret 1; Black Vulture 59; Turkey Vulture 174; Snow Goose 2; Wood Duck 78; Gadwall 354; Am. Wigeon 19; Mallard 71; Blue-winged Teal 3 [NC-Ed.]; No. Shoveler 263; No. Pintail 6; Am. Green-winged Teal 134; Canvasback 36; Ring-necked Duck 35; Lesser Scaup 33; Bufflehead 4; Hooded Merganser 5; Ruddy Duck 164; Osprey 2; Bald Eagle 1; (a) 1; No. Harrier 14; Sharp-shinned Hawk 2; Cooper’s Hawk 4; Red-shouldered Hawk 20; Red-tailed Hawk 74; Am. Kestrel 23; Merlin 1; No. Bobwhite 10; Am. Coot 74; Killdeer 424; Greater Yellowlegs 8; Spotted Sandpiper 2; Least Sandpiper 3; Wilson’s Snipe 290; Ring-billed Gull 12; Forster’s Tern 11; Rock Dove 70; Eurasian Collared-Dove 20; Mourning Dove 300; Inca Dove 35; Great Horned Owl 1; Barred Owl 2; Belted Kingfisher 33; Red-headed Woodpecker 11; Red-bellied Woodpecker 80; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 37; Downy Woodpecker 35; Hairy Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 44; Pileated Woodpecker 15; E. Phoebe 86; Loggerhead Shrike 19; Blue-headed Vireo 3; Blue Jay 113; Am. Crow 439; Fish Crow 441; Horned Lark 2; Carolina Chickadee 81; Tufted Titmouse 46; White-breasted Nuthatch 1; Brown-headed Nuthatch 13; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 68; Bewick’s Wren 2; House Wren 15; Marsh Wren 3; Golden-crowned Kinglet 10; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 95; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1; E. Bluebird 233; Hermit Thrush 24; Am. Robin 672; Gray Catbird 4; No. Mockingbird 97; Brown Thrasher 24; European Starling 496; Am. Pipit 24; Cedar Waxwing 93; Orange-crowned Warbler 15; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 293; Pine Warbler 61; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 6; E. Towhee 9; Chipping Sparrow 373; Field Sparrow 14; Vesper Sparrow 3; Savannah Sparrow 647; Le Conte’s Sparrow 2; Fox Sparrow 6; Song Sparrow 102; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 40; White-throated Sparrow 339; White-crowned Sparrow 179; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 148; No. Cardinal 464; Dickcissel 1 [NC-Ed.]; Red-winged Blackbird 2557; E. Meadowlark 271; Rusty Blackbird 18; Brewer’s Blackbird 34; Com. Grackle 1053; Brown-headed Cowbird 310; Purple Finch 1; House Finch 23; Pine Siskin 5; Am. Goldfinch 136; House Sparrow 88.

  Total: 117 species; 15,415 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Charles Lyon, 8617 E Wilderness Way, Shreveport, LA 71106 clyon@softdisk.com; Jerry Bertrand, Kreg Ellzey, Marcy Frantom, Hubert Hervey, Jim Ingold, Charles Lyon, Ron Martin, Susan Martin, Larry Raymond, Kenneth Shaw, Jean Trahan, Jeff Trahan, Max Turner, Charlie Viers

 

New Iberia - Cade  (LA NI)

30o 0’ N, by 91o 33’ W, center Hwys 675 & 3013 just south of Bull Island.  Dec 22, 2002; 5:30 am to 5:45 pm; Temp 54o to 68o F. Wind NE, 3-8 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM Partly Cloudy. PM Clear. Observers: 8 in field in 5 parties (non-owling) plus 2 at feeders 5 hours; .5 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 47; party-miles; 130.5.  29.5 hours and 22 miles on foot, 17.5 hours and 108.5 miles by car.

·              Pied-billed Grebe 29; American White Pelican 50; Neotropic Cormorant 17; Double-crested Cormorant 169; Anhinga 2; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 37; Great Egret 108; Snowy Egret 51; Little Blue Heron 2; Tricolored Heron 6; Cattle Egret 46; Black-crowned Night-Heron 2; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 14; White-faced Ibis 4; Black Vulture 21; Turkey Vulture 59; Greater White-fronted Goose 79; Snow Goose 37; Wood Duck 61; Gadwall 157; American Wigeon 2; Mallard 17;  Blue-winged Teal 44; No. Shoveler 775; Green-winged Teal 46; Canvasback 3; Ring-necked Duck 10; Greater Scaup 1 [ND-Ed.]; Lesser Scaup 67; Ruddy Duck 8; Osprey 1; No. Harrier 5; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 13; Red-tailed Hawk 17; Krider's Hawk 1; Crested Cacacara 1 [ND-Ed.]; Am. Kestrel 10; Merlin 1; Clapper Rail 2; King Rail 13; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 26; Common Moorhen 53; American Coot 407; Killdeer 186; Greater Yellowlegs 2; Spotted Sandpiper 2; Wilson’s Snipe 14;  Laughing Gull 18; Bonaparte's Gull 2; Ring-billed Gull 142; Herring Gull 5; Caspian Tern 1; Forster’s Tern 12; Rock Dove 41; Eurasian Collared-Dove 62; White-winged Dove 46; Mourning Dove 97; Inca Dove 36; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 7; Barred Owl 1; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1 [RW-Ed.]; Belted Kingfisher 10; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 45; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 27; Downy Woodpecker 27; Hairy Woodpecker 13; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 26; Pileated Woodpecker 6; E. Phoebe 78; Vermilion Flycatcher 1 [RW,QU-Ed.]; Western Kingbird 1 [ND-Ed.];  Loggerhead Shrike 26; White-eyed Vireo 4; Blue-headed Vireo 13; Blue Jay 140; Am. Crow 274; Fish Crow 22; Tree Swallow 170; Carolina Chickadee 51; Tufted Titmouse 29; Brown Creeper 1; Rock Wren 1 [PS,DD-Ed.]; Carolina Wren 109; House Wren 38; Sedge Wren 2; Marsh Wren 12; Golden-crowned Kinglet 21; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 141; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 48; E. Bluebird 70; Hermit Thrush 63; Am. Robin 1670; Gray Catbird 14; No. Mockingbird 118; Brown Thrasher 25; European Starling 514; Am. Pipit 139; Cedar Waxwing 39; Orange-crowned Warbler 40; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1273; Yellow-throated Warbler 2 [ND-Ed.]; Pine Warbler 79; Com. Yellowthroat 17; Wilson’s Warbler 1; E. Towhee 7; Chipping Sparrow 35; Field Sparrow 1; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 243; Song Sparrow 51; Swamp Sparrow 249; White-throated Sparrow 438; White-crowned Sparrow 2; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 1; No. Cardinal 44; Red-winged Blackbird 154,759; E. Meadowlark 29; Com. Grackle 7310; Boat-tailed Grackle 116; Brown-headed Cowbird 2154; House Finch 3; Am. Goldfinch 83; House Sparrow 90.

Total: 128 species, 174172 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – James W Beck, 218 Longview Drive, Lafayette LA 70506 337-233-0247 Myiarchus928@ATT.NET; James W. Beck, Paul Conover, Rob Dobbs, Jay Huner, Elias Landry, Mike Musumeche, J.  W.  Nixon, David Patton, Andrew Ringle, Jim Whelan.

 

New Orleans  (LA NO)

30o 02’ N  89o 55’ W, center of Nasa’s Vertical Assembly Bldg. To include Bayou Sauvage NWR. Dec 28, 2002; 6:00 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 45o to 60o F. Wind SE, 1-3 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 29 in field in 8-10 parties (non-owling); 0.5 hours and 0.0 miles owling. Total party-hours 82.5; party-miles 273; 61.5 hours and 34 miles on foot, 21 hours and 239 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 55; Pied-billed Grebe 103; Horned Grebe 66; Am. White Pelican 1884; Brown Pelican 463; Double-crested Cormorant 1052; Anhinga 48; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 86; Great Egret 227; Snowy Egret 875; Little Blue Heron 97; Tricolored Heron 62; Cattle Egret 69; Green Heron 7; heron sp. 2000; Black-crowned Night-Heron 70; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2; White Ibis 2527; Plegadis sp. 386; Black Vulture 42; Turkey Vulture 31; Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 2; Greater White-fronted Goose 3; Snow Goose 5; Snow Goose (blue form) 35; Wood Duck 5; Gadwall 1633; Am. Wigeon 231; Mallard 126; Mottled Duck 41; Blue-winged Teal 347; No. Shoveler 256; No. Pintail 370; Am. Green-winged Teal 89; Redhead 3; Ring-necked Duck 106; Greater Scaup 1; Lesser Scaup 1621; Surf Scoter 6; Bufflehead 89; Com. Goldeneye 3; Hooded Merganser 81; Red-breasted Merganser 19; Ruddy Duck 259; duck sp. 3000; Osprey 25; Bald Eagle 3; (a) 1; (i) 2; No. Harrier 16; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 10; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered  Hawk 43; Red-tailed Hawk 40; Am. Kestrel 12; Merlin 3; Clapper Rail 1; King Rail 4; Sora 3; Com. Moorhen 155; Am. Coot 2428; Killdeer 58; Black-necked Stilt 293; Greater Yellowlegs 2; Lesser Yellowlegs 26; Spotted Sandpiper 6; dowitcher sp.1; Wilson’s Snipe 1 [LO-Ed.]; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 1915; Bonaparte’s Gull 364; Ring-billed Gull 480 [LO-Ed.]; Herring Gull 88 [LO-Ed.]; Caspian Tern 92; Royal Tern 365; Forster’s Tern 199; Black Skimmer 50; Rock Dove 178; Eurasian Collared-Dove 7; White-winged Dove 6; Mourning Dove 241; Monk Parakeet 60 [EX-Ed.]; Great Horned Owl 7; Barred Owl 3; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1 [RW-Ed.]; Rufous Hummingbird 1 [RW-Ed.]; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 4; Belted Kingfisher 52; Red-bellied Woodpecker 76; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 60; Downy Woodpecker 100; Hairy Woodpecker 4; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 32; E. Phoebe 195; W. Kingbird 3; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 30; White-eyed Vireo 21; Blue-headed Vireo 16; Blue Jay 88; Am. Crow 437; Fish Crow 33; Tree Swallow 96; Carolina Chickadee 307; Tufted Titmouse 1; Carolina Wren 81; House Wren 36; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 50; Marsh Wren 10; Golden-crowned Kinglet 36; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 370; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 67; E. Bluebird 43; Hermit Thrush 46; Am. Robin 12,002; Gray Catbird 37; No. Mockingbird 210; Brown Thrasher 14; European Starling 786; Am. Pipit 20; Cedar Waxwing 146; Orange-crowned Warbler 121; Magnolia Warbler 1; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 5008; Yellow-throated Warbler 1; Pine Warbler 32; Palm  Warbler 74; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 92; Wilson’s Warbler 2; W. Tanager 1 [PH,AM-Ed.]; E. Towhee 14; Chipping Sparrow 11; Field Sparrow 2; Lark Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 167; Grasshopper Sparrow 1; Henslow’s Sparrow  1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 16; Seaside Sparrow 3; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 72; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 375; White-throated Sparrow 184; White-crowned Sparrow 6; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 1; No. Cardinal 232; Red-winged Blackbird 869; E. Meadowlark 97; Com. Grackle 89; Boat-tailed Grackle 168; Brown-headed Cowbird 35; Purple Finch 1; House Finch 23; Am. Goldfinch 209; House Sparrow 209.

  Total: 151 species; 49,307 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Glenn Ousset, 3005 Charles Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043 gousset@email.msn.com; James Beck, Mike Boley, Jennifer Coulson, Tom Coulson, Michael Crago, Fred DeFrancesch, Sherry DeFrancesch, Rob Dobbs, Lehman Ellis, Frank Fischer Jr., Ben Fleury, Bruce Fleury, Richard Hale, Disiree James, Vicki LeFevers, Mac Myers, Glenn Ousset, Lita Pinter, Dan Purrington, Christie Riehl, Ken Rosenberg, Rosemary Seidler, Tom Sherry, Curt Sorrells, Lisa Stansky, Sharyn Trafton, Tom Trafton, Ed Wallace, 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; Dec 27, 2002; 6:00 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 39o to 63o F. Wind N, 0-5 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 54 in field in 17 parties (non-owling) plus 10 at feeders (43.0 hours); 1 hours and 6 miles owling. Total party-hours 119; party-miles 372.9; 52.75 hours and 35.5 miles on foot, 48.25 hours and 311.4 miles by car, 18 hours and 26.0 miles by motorized boat.

·        Common Loon 42; Pied-billed Grebe 20; Horned Grebe 146; Am. White Pelican 2188; Brown Pelican 432; Double-crested Cormorant 647; Anhinga 9; Am. Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 119; Great Egret 213; Snowy Egret 243; Little Blue Heron 22; Tricolored Heron 25; Cattle Egret 11; Green Heron 5 [NC-Ed.]; Black-crowned Night-Heron 30; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 4 [NC,AD-Ed.]; night-heron sp. 8; White Ibis 270; Black Vulture 3; Turkey Vulture 5; Greater White-fronted Goose 1; Snow Goose (blue form) 13; Snow Goose (white form) 4; Canada Goose 70 [FE,QU-Ed.]; Canada Goose  (small races) 1; Wood Duck 40; Gadwall 298; Am. Wigeon 12; Mallard 144; Mottled Duck 4; Blue-winged Teal 131; No. Shoveler 5; No. Pintail 7; Am. Green-winged Teal 14; Canvasback 1; Redhead 4; Ring-necked Duck 225; Lesser Scaup 197; Bufflehead 191; Red-breasted Merganser 1; Ruddy Duck 5; duck sp. 15; Osprey 15; Bald Eagle 14; (a) 12; (i) 2; No. Harrier 17; Sharp-shinned Hawk 6; Cooper’s Hawk 7; small Accipiter sp. 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 13; Broad-winged Hawk 1 [UD-Ed.]; Red-tailed Hawk 36; Buteo sp. 1; Am. Kestrel 18; Merlin 3; Wild Turkey 1; Clapper Rail 1; King Rail 7; Clapper Rail/King Rail 1; Com. Moorhen 17; Am. Coot 176; Black-bellied Plover 12; Killdeer 79; Black-necked Stilt 5; Greater Yellowlegs 244; Lesser Yellowlegs 13; Willet 11; Spotted Sandpiper 8; Dunlin 500; dowitcher sp. 12; Wilson’s Snipe 105; Am. Woodcock 3; Laughing Gull 1728; Bonaparte’s Gull 72; Ring-billed Gull 465; Herring Gull 19; gull sp. 102; Caspian Tern 16; Royal Tern 11; Forster’s Tern 387; tern sp. 2; Rock Dove 221; Eurasian Collared-Dove 58; White-winged Dove 1 [RW-Ed.]; Mourning Dove 542; E. Screech-Owl 3; Great Horned Owl 5; Barred Owl 6; Calliope Hummingbird 2 [RW,ND-Ed.]; Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1 [PS,MD-Ed.]; Rufous Hummingbird 12 [RW-Ed.]; Belted Kingfisher 71; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 166; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 65; Downy Woodpecker 85; Hairy Woodpecker 11; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 19; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 52; Pileated Woodpecker 55; E. Phoebe 102; Loggerhead Shrike 36; Blue-headed Vireo 20; Blue Jay 259; Am. Crow 238; Fish Crow 159; crow sp. 23; Tree Swallow 1085; Carolina Chickadee 294; Tufted Titmouse 201; Brown-headed Nuthatch 104; Brown Creeper 5; Carolina Wren 199; House Wren 19; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 19; Marsh Wren 13; Golden-crowned Kinglet 19; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 335; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 28; E. Bluebird 258; Hermit Thrush 48; Am. Robin 1109; Gray Catbird 27; No. Mockingbird 277; Brown Thrasher 37; European Starling 305; Am. Pipit 20; Cedar Waxwing 167; Orange-crowned Warbler 11; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 2708; Pine Warbler 251; Palm Warbler 21; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 13; warbler sp. 8; E. Towhee 119; Chipping Sparrow 165; Field Sparrow 15; Savannah Sparrow 33; Le Conte’s Sparrow 1; Fox Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 31; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 183; White-throated Sparrow 328; White-crowned Sparrow 7; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 20; No. Cardinal 469; Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 [PD-Ed.]; Indigo Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 1364; E. Meadowlark 44; Rusty Blackbird 1; Com. Grackle 323; Boat-tailed Grackle 154; Brown-headed Cowbird 39; House Finch 47; Pine Siskin 2; Am. Goldfinch 627; House Sparrow 59.

  Total: 150 species; 23,794 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Richard Hale, 102 Willow Wood Dr., Slidell, LA 70461 ralca2hale@cs.com ; Co-compiler – Sue Wilson, 84167 Magnolia Dr., Fulsom, LA 70437, lawfhw@bellsouth.net ; Antoine, Shannon; Antoine, Shelley; Banas, Linda; Beall, Linda; Bell, James; Bell, Jan; Bird, Jerry; Bird, Deborah; Boley, Mike; Boyle, Barbara; Brantley, Chris; Brown, Bedford; Clifton, Olga; Clifton, Walter; Cook, John; Cook, Sally; Doize, Betty; Domas, George; Duthu, Angela; Fanz, Charlotte; Farnet, Georgia; Fontaine, Valerie; Fullen, Bob; Fullen, Ellen; Hale, Richard; Inbody, Joi; Leonard, Judy; Lopes, Heydi; Madden, Nancy; Mehaffy, Mary; Morgan, Pamela; Murray, Pattie; Ousset, Glenn; Perkins, Catherine; Reed, David; Reed, Vicki; Rider, Dagma; Rider, Richard; Roberts, Barney; Roome, Donata; Roome, Henry; Sawyer, Renee'; Siebel, Kay; Siegert, Peggy; Siegert, Rudy B; Siegert, Rudy F; Sobol, Anne; Solomon, Pat; Stroecker, Don; Tarver, Cecil; Ulmer, Mary; Votino, Rhonda; Wallace, Ed; Wagner, Paul; Wagner, Sue; Walters, Nancy; Welch, Brandon; Welles, Cathy; Wilds, Doug; Wilds, Jane; Wilke, Rick; Williams, Charles; Wilson, Larry; Wilson, Sue.

 

 

Pine Prairie (LA PP)

30o 48’ N  92o 21’ W, center 3 mi ese Pine Prairie PO. Dec 26, 2002; 5:45 am to 5:35 pm; Temp 32o to 49o F. Wind var, 0 - 12 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM overcast. Observers: 8 in field in 5 parties (non-owling); 0.75 hours and 4 miles owling. Total party-hours 100; party-miles 311.3; 19.5 hours and 13 miles on foot, 79.25 hours and 292.3 miles by car, 1.25 hours and 6 miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 6; Eared Grebe 1; Neotropic Cormorant 1; Double-crested Cormorant 383; Anhinga 9; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 57; Great Egret 151; Snowy Egret 136; Little Blue Heron 2; Tricolored Heron 5; Cattle Egret 283; Black-crowned Night-Heron 8; White Ibis 400; White-faced Ibis 150; Plegadis sp. 990; Black Vulture 16; Turkey Vulture 190; Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 11; Greater White-fronted Goose 304; Snow Goose 19,324; Ross’s Goose 5; Wood Duck 76; Gadwall 20; Mallard 35; Blue-winged Teal 50; No. Shoveler 10; No. Pintail 180; Am. Green-winged Teal 20; Canvasback 1; Ring-necked Duck 1; Lesser Scaup 100; Ruddy Duck 40; No. Harrier 20; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Cooper’s Hawk 4; Red-shouldered Hawk 10; Red-tailed Hawk 52; hawk sp. 2; Am. Kestrel 35; King Rail 1; Com. Moorhen 105; Am. Coot 7000; Black-bellied Plover 24; Killdeer 933; Black-necked Stilt 130; Greater Yellowlegs 37; Lesser Yellowlegs 51; W. Sandpiper 8; Least Sandpiper 43; Dunlin 35; Stilt Sandpiper 24 [RW-Ed.]; Long-billed Dowitcher 69; Com. Snipe 2; Rock Dove 16; Eurasian Collared-Dove 5; Mourning Dove 286; Inca Dove 4; E. Screech-Owl 3; Great Horned Owl 2; Barred Owl 4; Caprimulgus sp. 1 [ND-Ed.]; Belted Kingfisher 3; Red-headed Woodpecker  12; Red-bellied Woodpecker 54; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 29; Downy Woodpecker 44; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 10; Pileated Woodpecker 15; E. Phoebe 56; Vermilion Flycatcher 1 [RW-Ed.]; Loggerhead Shrike 58; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 7; Blue Jay 149; Am. Crow 898; Fish Crow 70; crow sp. 30; Tree Swallow 600; Carolina Chickadee 232; Tufted Titmouse 130; Brown-headed Nuthatch 139; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 65; House Wren 14; Sedge Wren 4; Marsh Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 10; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 88; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3; E. Bluebird 100; Hermit Thrush 47; Am. Robin 1102; Gray Catbird 2; No. Mockingbird 84; Brown Thrasher 50; European Starling 10,860; Am. Pipit 60; Cedar Waxwing 8; Orange-crowned Warbler 14; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 514; Pine Warbler 301; Com. Yellowthroat 14; E. Towhee 4; Chipping Sparrow 69; Field Sparrow 21; Savannah Sparrow 548; Fox Sparrow 2; Song Sparrow 58; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 42; White-throated Sparrow 278; Harris’s Sparrow 1; White-crowned Sparrow 48; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 5; No. Cardinal 409; Red-winged Blackbird 1,005,403; E. Meadowlark 116; Brewer’s Blackbird 114; Com. Grackle 100,726; Great-tailed Grackle 82; Brown-headed Cowbird 3,500,312; blackbird sp. 20; House Finch 1; Am. Goldfinch 154; House Sparrow 168.

  Total: 122 species; 4656340 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Marty Floyd, 2044 Bayou Road, Cheneyville, LA 71325 marty.floyd@la.usda.gov; Roger Breedlove, George Broussard, Marty Floyd, Paul Fontenot, Kim Hollier, Renee Hollier, Chris Stromer, Wayne Watkins, Melvin Weber

 

Reserve-Bonnet Carre Spillway (LA RB)

30o 05’ N  90o 27’ W, center 1.4 mi. nne jct. Hwys 51 & 61. Dec 21, 2002; 3:00 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 37o to 64o F. Wind SE, 0-20 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM party cloudy. Observers: 13 in field in 7-8 parties (non-owling) plus 2 at feeders (? hours); 2.75 hours and 16 miles owling. Total party-hours 103; party-miles 203; 83.5 hours and 36.5 miles on foot, 19.5 hours and 166.5 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 10; Horned Grebe 5; Am. White Pelican 1142; Brown Pelican 13; Neotropic Cormorant 1 [NC-Ed.]; Double-crested Cormorant 784; Anhinga 44; Am. Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 53; Great Egret 210; Snowy Egret 180; Little Blue Heron 52; Tricolored Heron 114; Cattle Egret 214; Green Heron 1 [RW-Ed.]; Black-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 400; Plegadis sp. 40; Black Vulture 12; Turkey Vulture 52; Greater White-fronted Goose 3 [NC-Ed.];  Wood Duck 47; Gadwall 4; Mottled Duck 6; Am. Green-winged Teal 1; Ring-necked Duck CW; Lesser Scaup 17,080; Bufflehead 3; Hooded Merganser CW; Red-breasted Merganser 1;  Ruddy Duck 2;  duck sp. 50; Osprey 5;  Bald Eagle 19; (a) 3; (i) 3; (u) 13; No. Harrier 1 [LO-Ed.]; Sharp-shinned Hawk CW; Cooper’s Hawk 6; Red-shouldered Hawk 59; Red-tailed Hawk 22; Am. Kestrel 9; Merlin 1; Killdeer 94; Greater Yellowlegs 1 [LO-Ed.]; Spotted Sandpiper 5; W. Sandpiper 19; Least Sandpiper 13; Wilson’s Snipe 10; Laughing Gull 146; Bonaparte’s Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 210; Herring Gull 12; Caspian Tern 12; Royal Tern 15; Forster’s Tern 210; Rock Dove 171; Eurasian Collared-Dove 223; White-winged Dove 22 [RW-Ed.]; Mourning Dove 121; Inca Dove 1; Great Horned Owl 3; Barred Owl 24; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6 [RW-Ed.]; Black-chinned Hummingbird 8 [RW-Ed.]; Calliope Hummingbird 1; Rufous Hummingbird 14 [RW-Ed.]; Allen’s Hummingbird 1; Selasphorus sp. 21 [RW-Ed.]; Belted Kingfisher 22; Red-bellied Woodpecker 53; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 44; Downy Woodpecker 50; Hairy Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 17; Pileated Woodpecker 22; E. Phoebe 91; Loggerhead Shrike 41; White-eyed Vireo 7; Blue-headed Vireo 16; Blue Jay 113; Am. Crow 958; Fish Crow 88; crow sp. 100; Tree Swallow 681; No. Rough-winged Swallow 1; Carolina Chickadee 292; Tufted Titmouse 45; Carolina Wren 152; House Wren 35; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 8; Marsh Wren 6; Golden-crowned Kinglet 24; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 332; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 20; E. Bluebird 86; Hermit Thrush 23; Am. Robin 701; Gray Catbird 9; No. Mockingbird 169; Brown Thrasher 23; European Starling 690; Am. Pipit 128; Cedar Waxwing 66; Orange-crowned Warbler 85; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1643; Black-throated Green Warbler 1; Pine Warbler 43; Palm Warbler 23; No. Waterthrush 1; Com. Yellowthroat 63; Wilson’s Warbler 3; E. Towhee 18; Chipping Sparrow 100; Field Sparrow 8; Vesper Sparrow 21; Savannah Sparrow 433; Le Conte's Sparrow 3; Seaside Sparrow 1 [NU-Ed.]; Fox Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 57; Lincoln's Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 504; White-throated Sparrow 356; White-crowned Sparrow 2; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 9; No. Cardinal 426; Red-winged Blackbird 958; E. Meadowlark 100; Com. Grackle 853; Boat-tailed Grackle 265; Brown-headed Cowbird 226; Baltimore Oriole 2 [RW,DD-Ed.]; House Finch 29; Am. Goldfinch 177; House Sparrow 163.

  Total: 130 species; 33,706 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, Jim Bourgeois, Pat Bourgeois, Chris Brantley, Marty Floyd, Martin Guidry, Stewart Lasseigne, Vicke Lefevers, Stewart Licke, Nancy Newfield, Christie Riehl, Lisa Robichaux, Rosemary Seidler, Ronald Stein, Gene Street, Melvin Weber

 

 

Sabine N.W.R. (LA SA)

29o 51’ N  93o 23’ W, center West Cove, Calcasieu L., 5.5  mi nw Cameron. Dec 14, 2002; 5:30 am to 5:45 pm; Temp 40o to 60o F. Wind SE, 0-3 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 19 in field in 18 parties (non-owling); 2 hours and 1 miles owling. Total party-hours 108.25; party-miles 248.53; 62.45 hours and 32.33 miles on foot, 34.30 hours and 171.6 miles by car, 11.5 hours and 44.6 miles by motorized boat.

·        Common Loon 5, Pied-billed Grebe 171; Am. White Pelican 1056; Brown Pelican 144; Neotropic Cormorant 1252; Double-crested Cormorant 355; cormorant sp. 10; Anhinga 3; Am. Bittern 4; Least Bittern 4; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 233; Great Egret 335; Snowy Egret 598; Little Blue Heron 48; Tricolored Heron 76; Cattle Egret 9; Green Heron 17; Black-crowned Night-Heron 125; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 1408; Glossy Ibis 3; White-faced Ibis 4414; Plegadis sp. 1379; Roseate Spoonbill 66; Black Vulture 53; Turkey Vulture 65; Fulvous Whistling-Duck 22; Greater White-fronted Goose 39; Snow Goose 3625; Ross’s Goose 5; Wood Duck 7; Gadwall 487; Am. Wigeon 38; Mallard 75; Mottled Duck 106; Blue-winged Teal 172; No. Shoveler 108; No. Pintail 17; Am. Green-winged Teal 685; duck sp. 75; Canvasback 1; Ring-necked Duck 1; Lesser Scaup 589; scaup sp. 21; scoter sp. 1; Bufflehead 54; Com. Goldeneye 3; Hooded Merganser 10; Red-breasted Merganser 48; Ruddy Duck 40; Osprey 4; White-tailed Kite 4; No. Harrier 36; Sharp-shinned Hawk 7; Cooper’s Hawk 5; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 3; Broad-winged Hawk 1 [PH-Ed.]; Red-tailed Hawk 94; eagle sp. 1; Am. Kestrel 31; Merlin 5; Peregrine Falcon 4; Yellow Rail 1; Clapper Rail 33; King Rail 30; Virginia Rail 6; Sora 13; Com. Moorhen 1247; Am. Coot 428; Black-bellied Plover 92; Snowy Plover 8; Semipalmated Plover 2; Piping Plover 16; Killdeer 277; Black-necked Stilt 102; Am. Avocet 540; Greater Yellowlegs 24; Lesser Yellowlegs 9; Willet 48; Spotted Sandpiper 13; Marbled Godwit 3; Ruddy Turnstone 8; Sanderling 254; W. Sandpiper 48; Least Sandpiper 69; Dunlin 292; Stilt Sandpiper 13; peep sp. 30; dowitcher sp. 25; Wilson’s Snipe 32; Laughing Gull 4854; Bonaparte’s Gull 69; Ring-billed Gull 797; Herring Gull 79; Gull-billed Tern 1; Caspian Tern 109; Royal Tern 436; Com. Tern 7; Forster’s Tern 863; Black Skimmer 840; Rock Dove 13; Eurasian Collared-Dove 226; White-winged Dove 645; Mourning Dove 143; Inca Dove 56; Barn Owl 3; Great Horned Owl 9; Caprimulgus sp 1; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1; Black-chinned Hummingbird 1; Belted Kingfisher 97; Red-bellied Woodpecker 24; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  40; Downy Woodpecker 42; Hairy Woodpecker 5; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 27; E. Phoebe 126; W. Kingbird 1 [DD-Ed.]; Loggerhead Shrike 72; Blue-headed Vireo 15; Blue Jay 164; Am. Crow 1; Fish Crow 82; Tree Swallow 368; No. Rough-winged Swallow 1; Carolina Chickadee 24; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 17; House Wren 78; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 75; Marsh Wren 79; Golden-crowned Kinglet 50; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 318; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 78; E. Bluebird 56; Hermit Thrush 114; Am. Robin 4068; Gray Catbird 31; No. Mockingbird 144; Brown Thrasher 28; European Starling 1153; Am. Pipit 237; Cedar Waxwing 183; Orange-crowned Warbler 88; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 2503; Pine Warbler 71; Palm Warbler 4; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 136; Wilson’s Warbler 13; Yellow-breasted Chat 1; Summer Tanager 1; E. Towhee 13; Chipping Sparrow 11; Savannah Sparrow 424; Le Conte’s Sparrow 2; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 179; Seaside Sparrow 80; Fox Sparrow 6; Song Sparrow 87; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 375; White-throated Sparrow 156; Harris’s Sparrow 1; White-crowned Sparrow 27; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 12; No. Cardinal 235; Red-winged Blackbird 3223; E. Meadowlark 100; Com. Grackle 617; Boat-tailed Grackle 1465; Great-tailed Grackle 336; Bronzed Cowbird 12; Brown-headed Cowbird 251; Baltimore Oriole 1; Am. Goldfinch 147; House Sparrow 197. 

  Total: 174 species; 49,652 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – R. Martin Guidry, 6139 North Shore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70817 guidryrm@cox.net; Mahlon Ayme, James Beck, David Booth, Winston Caillouet, Paul Conover, Rob Dobbs, Lee Ellis, Kreg Ellzey, William Evans, R. Martin Guidry, David Muth, B. Mac Myers, Dave Patton, Chris Pease, Gary Pontiff, John Sevenair, Gwen Smalley, Curt Sorrells, Melvin Weber

 

Shreveport (LA SH)

32o 32’ N  93o 53’ W, center 3 miles s of Blanchard. Dec 14, 2002; Temp 32o to 61o F. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 25 in field in ? parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeder. Total party-hours 78.75.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 47; Horned Grebe 3; Am. White Pelican 366; Double-crested Cormorant 7567; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 75; Great Egret 337; Black Vulture 36; Turkey Vulture 66; Wood Duck 22; Gadwall 140; Am. Wigeon 21; Mallard 79; No. Shoveler 20; Am. Green-winged Teal 1; Canvasback 140; Ring-necked Duck 63; Lesser Scaup 44; Bufflehead 180; Com. Goldeneye 2; Hooded Merganser 99; Ruddy Duck 4444; No. Harrier 2; Sharp-shinned Hawk 6; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 29; Red-tailed Hawk 32; Am. Kestrel 13; Virginia Rail 1; Am. Coot 869; Killdeer 94; Spotted Sandpiper 3; Wilson’s Snipe 17; Am. Woodcock 3; Bonaparte’s Gull 510; Ring-billed Gull 3926; Herring Gull 3; Forster’s Tern 415; Rock Dove 331; Eurasian Collared-Dove 1; Mourning Gull 311; Inca Dove 13; E. Screech-Owl 10; Great Horned Owl 8; Barred Owl 9; Common Nighthawk 4 [NC-Ed.]; Belted Kingfisher 26; Red-headed Woodpecker 3; Red-bellied Woodpecker 102; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 64; Downy Woodpecker 54; Hairy Woodpecker 7; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 82; Pileated Woodpecker 33; E. Phoebe 64; Loggerhead Shrike 17; Blue-headed Vireo 4; Blue Jay 193; Am. Crow 321; Fish Crow 15; Horned Lark 5; Carolina Chickadee 251; Tufted Titmouse 114; Red-breasted Nuthatch 1; White-breasted Nuthatch 18; Brown-headed Nuthatch 24; Brown Creeper 20; Carolina Wren 160; Bewick’s Wren 2; House Wren 11; Winter Wren 14; Sedge Wren 3; Marsh Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 41; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 179; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2; E. Bluebird 233; Hermit Thrush 53; Am. Robin 447; Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 124; Brown Thrasher 33; European Starling 1500; Am. Pipit 468; Sprague’s Pipit 3; Cedar Waxwing 194; Orange-crowned Warbler 25; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 493; Pine Warbler 158; Com. Yellowthroat 3; E. Towhee 55; Chipping Sparrow 239; Field Sparrow 51; Vesper Sparrow 6; Savannah Sparrow 328; Grasshopper Sparrow 1 [NC-Ed.]; Henslow’s Sparrow 1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 3; Fox Sparrow 43; Song Sparrow 241; Lincoln’s Sparrow 4; Swamp Sparrow 149; White-throated Sparrow 895; White-crowned Sparrow 84; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 482;  Smith’s Longspur 11; No. Cardinal 355; Red-winged Blackbird 9044; E. Meadowlark 276; Rusty Blackbird 27; Brewer’s Blackbird 38; Com. Grackle 1710; Brown-headed Cowbird 60; House Finch 6; Pine Siskin 2; Am. Goldfinch 265; House Sparrow 41.

  Total: 116 species; 40,348 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Charles Lyon, 8617 E Wilderness Way, Shreveport, LA 71106 clyon@softdisk.com; Linda Adrion, Jerry Bertrand, Norma Cobb, Terry Davis, Paul Dickson, Barbara Emge, Lynne Fitzgerald, Mac Hardy, Hubert Hervey, Shirley Huss, Jim Ingold, Mary Jacobs, Vicki LeFevers, Charles Lyon, Ron Martin, Susan Martin, Ann McLaurin, 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. Jan. 04, 2003; 5:00 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 28o to 55o F. Wind calm.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 39 in field in 11-14 parties (non-owling) plus 13 at feeders (60 hours); 1.5 hours and .5 miles owling. Total party-hours 151.75; party-miles 294; 87.5 hours and 42.25 miles on foot, 64.25 hours and 251.75 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 32; Pied-billed Grebe 31; Horned Grebe 33; Am. White Pelican 369; Brown Pelican 29; Double-crested Cormorant 162; Anhinga 12 [RW-Ed.]; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 34; Great Egret 39; Little Blue Heron 2; Tricolored Heron 43; Green Heron 2 [RW-Ed.]; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1 [NC,AD-Ed.]; White Ibis 40; Black Vulture 25; Turkey Vulture 36; Greater White-fronted Goose 32; Snow Goose 15; Canada Goose 5 [FE,QU-Ed.]; Wood Duck 81; Gadwall 26; Am. Wigeon 120; Mallard 38; Blue-winged Teal 16; No. Pintail 1; Am. Green-winged Teal 1; Ring-necked Duck 69; Greater Scaup 1 [DD-Ed.]; Lesser Scaup 562; Bufflehead 278; Com. Goldeneye 1; Red-breasted Merganser 4; Ruddy Duck 1; Osprey 6; Bald Eagle 4; (a) 4; No. Harrier 7; Sharp-shinned Hawk 2; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 29; Red-tailed Hawk 33; Am. Kestrel 11; King Rail 28; Virginia Rail 3; Sora 7; Com. Moorhen 15; Am. Coot 192; Semipalmated Plover 2 [NC-Ed.]; Killdeer 77; Black-necked Stilt CW; Greater Yellowlegs 1; Solitary Sandpiper 1 [NC-Ed.]; Spotted Sandpiper 1; Wilson’s Snipe 21; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 74; Bonaparte’s Gull 10; Ring-billed Gull 237; Herring Gull 1; Caspian Tern 2; Royal Tern 5; Forster’s Tern 159; Rock Dove 206; Eurasian Collared-Dove 32; Mourning Dove 231; E. Screech-Owl 3; Great Horned Owl 6; Barred Owl 7; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2 [RW-Ed.]; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 10 [RW-Ed.]; Black-chinned Hummingbird 3 [RW-Ed.]; Calliope Hummingbird 7 [RW,BD-Ed.]; Broad-tailed Hummingbird CW; Rufous Hummingbird 36 [RW-Ed.]; Allen’s Hummingbird 1; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 4; Selasphorus sp. 1; hummingbird sp. 1; Belted Kingfisher 24; Red-headed Woodpecker 28; Red-bellied Woodpecker 208; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 53; Downy Woodpecker 99; Hairy Woodpecker 6; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 75; Pileated Woodpecker 37; E. Phoebe 102; Vermilion Flycatcher 2; W. Kingbird 3; Loggerhead Shrike 22; White-eyed Vireo 2; Blue-headed Vireo 17; Blue Jay 324; Am. Crow 456; Fish Crow 52; crow sp. 6; Tree Swallow 110; Carolina Chickadee 510; Tufted Titmouse 304; Brown-headed Nuthatch 83; Brown Creeper 9; Carolina Wren 261; House Wren 16; Sedge Wren 14; Marsh Wren 32; Golden-crowned Kinglet 74; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 577; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 19; E. Bluebird 352; Hermit Thrush 111; Am. Robin 2595; Gray Catbird 47; No. Mockingbird 224; Brown Thrasher 82; European Starling 220; Am. Pipit 2; Cedar Waxwing 121; Orange-crowned Warbler 25; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 3378; Yellow-throated Warbler 1 [PH-Ed.]; Pine Warbler 235; Palm Warbler 7; Ovenbird 3 [NC,RN-Ed.]; Com. Yellowthroat 16; E. Towhee 130; Bachman’s Sparrow 1; Chipping Sparrow 342; Field Sparrow 7; Savannah Sparrow 17; Henslow’s Sparrow 5; Le Conte’s Sparrow 1; Seaside Sparrow 1; Fox Sparrow 12; Song Sparrow 50; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 241; White-throated Sparrow 488; White-crowned Sparrow 1; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 21; No. Cardinal 610; Blue Grosbeak CW; Red-winged Blackbird 3387; E. Meadowlark 20; Rusty Blackbird 2; Com. Grackle 211; Boat-tailed Grackle 26; Brown-headed Cowbird 59; Baltimore Oriole 1 [AM-Ed.]; House Finch 52; Am. Goldfinch 1059; House Sparrow 25. 

  Total: 144 species; 21,338 individuals.

Participants: Compiler – Linda Beall, PO Box 2529, Covington, LA  70434  lbeall@minilogic.com; Nathalie Abejero, A.J. Bailey, Linda Beall, Chris Brantley, Dan Campbell, Olga Clifton, Walter Clifton, Betty Doize’, George Doma, Charlotte Fanz, Joelle Finley, Richard Hale, Linda Keefer, Keith Kelly, Steve Locke, Bill McKee, Mary Mehaffey, Pam Morgan, Pattie Murray, Nancy Newfield, John Owens, Margaret Owens, David Purvis, Karen Purvis, Lisa Stansky, Ron Stein, Phil Stouffer, Mary Ulmer, Dallas Ward, Bill Wayman, Linda Wayman, Melvin Weber, Doug Wilds, Jane Wilds, Charles Williams, 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, 2003; 6:45 am to 5:15 pm; Temp 29o to 52o F. Wind calm, 0 mph. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 4 in field in 4 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 33.5; party-miles 201.8; 2 hours and 2 miles on foot, 199.8 hours and 31.5 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 5; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 19; Great Egret 21; Cattle Egret 2; Black Vulture 37; Turkey Vulture 80; Greater White-fronted Goose 7; Snow Goose 27,000; Wood Duck 150; Gadwall 88; Mallard 390; No. Shoveler 50; No. Pintail 50; Hooded Merganser 75 duck sp. 525; No. Harrier 15; Red-shouldered Hawk 6; Red-tailed Hawk 30; Wild Turkey 8; Killdeer 163; Greater Yellowlegs 100; Wilson’s Snipe 50; Mourning Dove 457; Barred Owl 5; Belted Kingfisher 1; Red-headed Woodpecker 41; Red-bellied Woodpecker 65; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 20; Downy Woodpecker 28; Hairy Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 59; Pileated Woodpecker 14; E. Phoebe 42; Loggerhead Shrike 14; Blue Jay 87; Am. Crow 67; Horned Lark 100; Carolina Chickadee 77; Tufted Titmouse 86; Carolina Wren 77; House Wren 1; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 2; Golden-crowned Kinglet 12; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 44; E. Bluebird 25; Hermit Thrush 13; Am. Robin 129; No. Mockingbird 35; Brown Thrasher 8; European Starling 860; Am. Pipit 183; Orange-crowned Warbler 2; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 76; Pine Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 5; E. Towhee 15; Chipping Sparrow 38; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 359; Le Conte’s Sparrow 2; Fox Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 12; Swamp Sparrow 93; White-throated Sparrow 620; White-crowned Sparrow 17; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 27; No. Cardinal 363; Red-winged Blackbird 13,000; E. Meadowlark 284; Rusty Blackbird 153; Com. Grackle 2470; Brown-headed Cowbird 176; blackbird sp. 5155; Am. Goldfinch 41; House Sparrow 40.

  Total: 75 species; 54,380 individuals.

Participants: Compiler – Scott Somershoe, 2524 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 scott_somershoe@usgs.gov ; Ava Kahn, Bruce Reid, Scott Somershoe, Dan Twedt

 

Thibodaux (LA TX)

29o 49’ N  90o 45’ W, center jct. Laurel Valley Canal & Pitre Lening Canal. Dec 15, 2002; 6:15 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 32o to 61o F. Wind W 5 to 10 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 9 in field in 5 parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeders (3 hours); 0 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 45.25; party-miles 216; 32 hours and 16.5 miles on foot, 13.25 hours and 199.5 miles by car, 0 hours and 0 miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 7; Double-crested Cormorant 184; Anhinga 8; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 14; Great Egret 138; Snowy Egret 143; Little Blue Heron 15; Tricolored Heron 5; Cattle Egret 39; Green Heron 3; White Ibis 201; Black Vulture 7; Turkey Vulture 28; Wood Duck 5; Mallard 50; Blue-winged Teal 70; Am. Green-winged Teal 25; Redhead 1; Lesser Scaup 12; Bufflehead 2; Hooded Merganser 10; Ruddy Duck 15; Bald Eagle 5; (a) 4; (i) 1; No. Harrier 3; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 19; Red-tailed Hawk 14; Am. Kestrel 4; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 503; Am. Coot 5; Killdeer 179; Black-necked Stilt 35; Greater Yellowlegs 2; Lesser Yellowlegs 5; Spotted Sandpiper 3; Least Sandpiper 16; Wilson’s Snipe 16; Bonaparte’s Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 41; Herring Gull 6; Rock Dove 16; Eurasian Collared-Dove 36; Mourning Dove 174; Inca Dove 4 [DD-Ed.]; Great Horned Owl 2; Barred Owl 5; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 4; Black-chinned Hummingbird 3; Archilochus sp. 3; Rufous Hummingbird 10; Selasphorus sp. 11; Belted Kingfisher 15; Red-bellied Woodpecker 32; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 13; Downy Woodpecker 13; Hairy Woodpecker 6; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 1; Pileated Woodpecker 13; E. Phoebe 46; Loggerhead Shrike 27; White-eyed Vireo 10; Blue Jay 73; Am. Crow 320; Fish Crow 2; Tree Swallow 273; Carolina Chickadee 123; Tufted Titmouse 27; Carolina Wren 39; House Wren 3; Sedge Wren 3; Marsh Wren 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 74; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 28; E. Bluebird 15; Hermit Thrush 9; Am. Robin 86; No. Mockingbird 63; Brown Thrasher 9; European Starling 265; Am. Pipit 223; Orange-crowned Warbler 10; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 281; Pine Warbler 14; Palm Warbler 9; Com. Yellowthroat 31; E. Towhee 7; Chipping Sparrow 10; Field Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 83; Song Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 113; White-throated Sparrow 38; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 4; No. Cardinal 147; Red-winged Blackbird 4581; E. Meadowlark 1; Com. Grackle 101; Boat-tailed Grackle 41; Brown-headed Cowbird 2766; Baltimore Oriole 1 [AM,DD-Ed.]; House Finch 5; Am. Goldfinch 113; House Sparrow 69.

  Total: 103 species; 12,349 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Richard Bello, 2559 Hwy 308, Labadieville, LA 70372  spcd-rsb@nicholls.edu; Fran Allen, Rick Bello, John Conover, Margie Daigle, Beth Maniscalco, Sam Maniscalco,  Lisa Robichaux, Stephanie Rodrigue, Diane Sanders

 

Venice (LA VE)

29o 20’ N  89o 26’ W, center Triumph, including Venice to Tidewater & Buras. Dec 30, 2002; Temp 54o to 70o F. Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 9 in field in ? parties (non-owling. Total party-hours 32.5;.

·        Common Loon 25; Pied-billed Grebe 18; Am. White Pelican 184; Brown Pelican 103; Double-crested Cormorant 987; Anhinga 4; Magnificent Frigatebird 1 [NC-Ed.];Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 45; Great Egret 233; Snowy Egret 168; Little Blue Heron 48; Tricolored Heron 50; Cattle Egret 56; Green Heron 10; Black-crowned Night-Heron 67; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 7; White Ibis 1692; Glossy Ibis 3; White-faced Ibis 7; Plegadis sp. 734; Roseate Spoonbill 11; Black Vulture 2; Turkey Vulture 372; Snow Goose 8; Gadwall 3300; Am. Wigeon 304; Mottled Duck 6; Blue-winged Teal 836; No. Shoveler 112; No. Pintail 25; Canvasback 3; Redhead 1; Greater Scaup 1; Lesser Scaup 328; Hooded Merganser 4; Red-breasted Merganser 4; Ruddy Duck 5; Osprey 23; No., Harrier 5; Sharp-shinned Hawk 5; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 15; Red-tailed Hawk 9; Am. Kestrel 17; Merlin 2; Peregrine Falcon 3; Clapper Rail 31; King Rail 20; Virginia Rail 5; Sora 2; Com. Moorhen 142; Am. Coot 200; Black-bellied Plover 2; Semipalmated Plover 1; Killdeer 32; Black-necked Stilt 49; Greater Yellowlegs 8; Lesser Yellowlegs 20; Willet 181; Spotted Sandpiper 4; Marbled Godwit 12; W. Sandpiper 6; Dunlin 15; dowitcher sp. 400; Wilson’s Snipe 3; Laughing Gull 496; Ring-billed Gull 739; Herring Gull 329; Caspian Tern 31; Royal Tern 15; Forster’s Tern 35; Rock Dove 32; Eurasian Collared-Dove 19; White-winged Dove 114; Mourning Dove 86; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 5; Great Horned Owl 5; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1; Black-chinned Hummingbird 1; Archilochus sp. 3; Rufous Hummingbird 1; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 10; Belted Kingfisher 36; Red-bellied Woodpecker 20; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 33; Downy Woodpecker 25; Hairy Woodpecker 4; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 17; E. Phoebe 67; W. Kingbird 1; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 8; White-eyed Vireo 2; Blue-headed Vireo 8; Blue Jay 34; Am. Crow 26; Tree Swallow 4316; Carolina Chickadee 96; Tufted Titmouse 7; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 53; House Wren 9; Sedge Wren 1; Marsh Wren 7; Golden-crowned Kinglet 16; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 159; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 49; E. Bluebird 39; Hermit Thrush 17; Am. Robin 1525; Gray Catbird 64; No. Mockingbird 61; Brown Thrasher 2; European Starling 98; Am. Pipit 7; Tennessee Warbler 1; Orange-crowned Warbler 101; No. Parula 2; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1374; Yellow-throated Warbler 1; Pine Warbler 8; Prairie Warbler 1; Palm Warbler 11; Ovenbird 2; No. Waterthrush 2; Com. Yellowthroat 18; Wilson’s Warbler 2; Chipping Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 52;  Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 2; Seaside Sparrow 4; Song Sparrow 4; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 144; White-throated Sparrow 15; White-crowned Sparrow 1; No. Cardinal 152; Indigo Bunting 7; Painted Bunting 5; Red-winged Blackbird 915; E. Meadowlark 3; Com. Grackle 752; Boat-tailed Grackle 1660; Bronzed Cowbird 5; Brown-headed Cowbird 89; Bullock’s Oriole 1; Am. Goldfinch 51.

  Total: 144 species; 25,090 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Robert Purrington, Dept. Physics, Tulane Univ, New Orleans, LA 70118  danny@tulane.edu; David Muth, Mac Myers, Glenn Ousset, Robert D. Purrington, Christie Riehl, Ken Rosenberg, Rosemary Seidler, Ed Wallace, Phillip Wallace