LOUISIANA Christmas Bird Counts 2003

 

Bossier-Caddo-Bienville (LA BC)

32o 18’ N  93o 29’ W, center 2.5 miles SE of McDade, LA. Jan 04, 2004; Temp 44o to 72o F. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM & PM cloudy.  Observers: 16 in field in ? parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 99.5.

·     Pied-billed Grebe 30; Am. White Pelican 348; Double-crested Cormorant 3454; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 94; Great Egret 333; Snowy Egret 12; Little Blue Heron 2; Tricolored Heron 7; Cattle Egret 60; White Ibis 3; Greater White-fronted Goose  5; Snow Goose 51; Ross’s Goose 2; Canada Goose 1; Wood Duck 872; Gadwall 909; Am. Wigeon 205; Mallard 658; Blue-winged Teal 2; No. Shoveler 74; No. Pintail 25; Am. Green-winged Teal 129; duck sp. 107; Canvasback 161; Ring-necked Duck 135; Redhead 1; Hooded Merganser 12; Ruddy Duck 57; Osprey 4; No. Harrier 19; Sharp-shinned Hawk 2; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 13; Red-tailed Hawk 49; Red-tailed (Harlan’s) Hawk 1; Am. Kestrel 36; Merlin 1; Virginia Rail 3; Sora 5; Am. Coot 3094; Killdeer 412; Greater Yellowlegs 1; Spotted Sandpiper 4; Least Sandpiper 49; Wilson’s Snipe 192; Am. Woodcock 1; Bonaparte’s Gull 8; Ring-billed Gull 64; Caspian Tern 1; Forster’s Tern 20; Rock Dove 50; Eurasian Collared-Dove 20; Mourning Dove 112; Com. Ground-Dove 2; E. Screech-Owl 20; Great Horned Owl 1; Barred Owl 2; Belted Kingfisher 17; Red-headed Woodpecker 34; Red-bellied Woodpecker 108; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 68; Downy Woodpecker 86; Hairy Woodpecker 9; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 52; Pileated Woodpecker 21; E. Phoebe 74; Loggerhead Shrike 19; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 1; Blue Jay 172; Am. Crow 318; Fish Crow 11; Tree Swallow 20; Carolina Chickadee 277; Tufted Titmouse 113; Brown-headed Nuthatch 9; Brown Creeper 9; Carolina Wren 154; Bewick’s Wren 2; House Wren 17; Winter Wren 2; Sedge Wren 3; Marsh Wren 8; Golden-crowned Kinglet 28; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 199; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 14; E. Bluebird 252; Hermit Thrush 11; Am. Robin 43; Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 55; Brown Thrasher 14; European Starling 1168; Am. Pipit 312; Cedar Waxwing 323; Orange-crowned Warbler 17; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 146; Pine Warbler 53; Com. Yellowthroat 10; E. Towhee 10; Chipping Sparrow 255; Field Sparrow 23; Vesper Sparrow 3; Lark Sparrow 4; Savannah Sparrow 589; Fox Sparrow 14; Song Sparrow 96; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 115; White-throated Sparrow 473; Harris’ Sparrow 3; White-crowned Sparrow 276; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 92; No. Cardinal 384; Red-winged Blackbird 7661; E. Meadowlark 151; Rusty Blackbird 9; Brewer’s Blackbird 291; Com. Grackle 1732; Brown-headed Cowbird 138; blackbird sp. 2420; Purple Finch 4; Am. Goldfinch 423; House Sparrow 60.

  Total: 124 species; ? individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Paul Dickson, P.O.Box 51367, Shreveport, LA 71135 paul@morrisdickson.com;.

 

 

Baton Rouge (LA BR)

30o 22’ N  91o 07’ W, center 0.25 mi. s.e. jct. Hwys 327 & 42. Jan 04, 2004; Temp 64o to 77o F. Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM partly clear. Observers: 41 in field in ? parties (non-owling) plus ? at feeders (? hours).

·        Pied-billed Grebe 40; Am. White Pelican 588; Brown Pelican 1; Neotropic Cormorant 1; Double-crested Cormorant 1445; Anhinga 21; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 86; Great Egret 449; Snowy Egret 557; Little Blue Heron 7; Tricolored Heron 12; Cattle Egret 121; Green Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 12; White Ibis 1091; Black Vulture 276; Turkey Vulture 92; Greater White-fronted Goose 2; Snow Goose 2; Ross’s Goose 1; Canada Goose 22; Wood Duck 228; Gadwall 20; Mallard 38; Redhead 1; Ring-necked Duck 316; Lesser Scaup 259; Bufflehead 1; Hooded Merganser 10; Ruddy Duck 59; Osprey 5; Bald Eagle 5; No. Harrier 3; Sharp-shinned Hawk 6; Cooper’s Hawk 11; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 38; Red-tailed Hawk 75; Am. Kestrel 36; Merlin 2; Peregrine Falcon 1; Sora 2; Com. Moorhean 1; Am. Coot 233; Killdeer 498; Black-necked Stilt 51; Greater Yellowlegs 9; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; Spotted Sandpiper 10; Least Sandpiper 5; Wilson’s Snipe 5; Am. Woodcock 9; Laughing Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 2341; Herring Gull 35; Caspian Tern 2; Forster’s Tern 48; Rock Dove 265; Eurasian Collared-Dove 170; White-winged Dove 4; Mourning Dove 2113; Com. Ground-Dove 1; E. Screech-Owl 5; Great Horned Owl 14; Barred Owl 60; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 10; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 10; Black-chinned Hummingbird 8;  Calliope Hummingbird 5;  Broad-tailed Hummingbird 2; Rufous Hummingbird 48; Allen’s Hummingbird 1; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 50;  hummingbird sp. 12; Belted Kingfisher 28; Red-headed Woodpecker 62;  Red-bellied Woodpecker 149;  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 47;  Downy Woodpecker 122;  Hairy Woodpecker 12;  No. (Yellow-shafted) Woodpecker 58;  Pileated Woodpecker 16; E. Phoebe 93; Loggerhead Shrike 116; White-eyed Vireo 18; Blue-headed Vireo 14; Blue Jay 461; Am. Crow 789; Fish Crow 720; crow sp. 129; Tree Swallow 576; Carolina Chickadee 520; Tufted Titmouse 218; Carolina Wren 482; House Wren 68; Winter Wren 2; Sedge Wren 7;  Marsh Wren 4;  Golden-crowned Kinglet 4; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 140;  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 74; E. Bluebird 71; Hermit Thrush 12; Am. Robin 2011; Gray Catbird 5; No. Mockingbird 378; Brown Thrasher 81; European Starling 1494; Am. Pipit 276; Cedar Waxwing 640; Orange-crowned Warbler 67; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 349; Yellow-throated Warbler 1; Pine Warbler 8; Palm Warbler 5; Com. Yellowthroat 22; Wilson’s Warbler 2; Summer Tanager 1; W. Tanager 1; E. Towhee 42; Chipping Sparrow 208; Field Sparrow 21; Vesper Sparrow 18; Savannah Sparrow 494; Grasshopper Sparrow 1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 4; Song Sparrow 171; Lincoln’s Sparrow 8; Swamp Sparrow 415; White-throated Sparrow 959; White-crowned Sparrow 48; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 11; No. Cardinal 1071; Indigo Bunting 1; Painted Bunting 3; Bobolink 1; Red-winged Blackbird 13,650; E. Meadowlark 155; Rusty Blackbird 162; Brewer’s Blackbird 240; Com. Grackle 5250; Brown-headed Cowbird 1713; blackbird sp. 650; House Finch 99; Am. Goldfinch 363; House Sparrow 669.

  Total: 141 species; ? individuals.

  Participants: Compilers –Victoria Bayless vmosele@lsu.edu; Baton Rouge Audubon Society - Mike Allen, Sally Allen, Coney Barre, Janie Barre, Ron Bayless, Victoria Bayless, Linda Binford, Dave Cagnolatti, Winston Caillouet, Richard Daviet,  Dennis Demcheck, Karen Fay, Carol Foil, Martin Guidry, Helen Hoffpaur, Jack Hopkins, Jay Huner, JoAnn Kleiman, Joe Kleiman, Dan Lane, Milton Nall,  Harriet Pooler, Dorothy Prowell, Kay Radlauer, Lewis Roussel, Linda Roussel, Michael Seymour, Edna Silverman, Robert St. Amant, Gayle Strickland, Jeannelle Strickland, Jim Whelan, Walker Wilson

 

 

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, 2003; 5:45 a.m. to 4:30 pm; Temp 38o to 70o F. Wind var, 5-25 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM & PM partly cloudy. Observers: 19 in field in 11 parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeders (2.0 hours);  2.75 hours and 4 miles owling. Total party-hours 80.25; party-miles 259.5; 41.25 hours and 22 miles on foot, 27.5 hours and 217.5 miles by car, 11.5 hours and 20 miles by ATV.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 5; Am. White Pelican 55; Double-crested Cormorant 51; Anhinga 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 67; Great Egret 135; Snowy Egret 1; Little Blue Heron 14; Cattle Egret 11; Black-crowned Night-Heron 1; Black Vulture 17; Turkey Vulture 119; Greater White-fronted Goose 4212; Snow Goose 16,378; Ross’s Goose 5; Canada Goose 28; Wood Duck 445; Gadwall 2003; Am. Wigeon 100; Mallard 2400; No. Shoveler 1000; No. Pintail 75,953; Am. Green-winged Teal 8610; Canvasback 3; Redhead 3; Ring-necked Duck 10,091; Lesser Scaup 2; Ruddy Duck 2; Osprey 3; Bald Eagle 2; No. Harrier 52; Sharp-shinned Hawk 5; Cooper’s Hawk 6; Red-shouldered Hawk 19; Red-tailed Hawk 70; Am. Kestrel 21; Merlin 1;  Peregrine Falcon 2; Sora 1; Am. Coot 300; Killdeer 96; Greater Yellowlegs 17; Lesser Yellowlegs 2; Com. Snipe 14; Am. Woodcock 1; Ring-billed Gull 2; gull sp. 3; Forster’s Tern 2; Rock Pigeon 10; Eurasian Collared-Dove 1; Mourning Dove 171; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 1; Barred Owl 11; Belted Kingfisher 5; Red-headed Woodpecker 1; Red-bellied Woodpecker 21; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 25; Downy Woodpecker 21; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 25; Pileated Woodpecker 13; E. Phoebe 43; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 9; Blue-headed Vireo 4; Blue Jay 30; Am. Crow 1025; Fish Crow 5; Horned Lark 1; Carolina Chickadee 101; Tufted Titmouse 67; Brown-headed Nuthatch 2; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 51; House Wren 3; Sedge Wren 4; Golden-crowned Kinglet 7; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 66; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5; E. Bluebird 56; Hermit Thrush 12; Am. Robin 8;  Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 12; Brown Thrasher 6; European Starling 14; Am. Pipit 270; Cedar Waxwing 94; Orange-crowned Warbler 8; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 55; Pine Warbler 55; Com. Yellowthroat 1; E. Towhee 10; Chipping Sparrow 221; Field Sparrow 8; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 376; Henslow’s Sparrow 1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 9; Fox Sparrow 4; Song Sparrow 47; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 127; White-throated Sparrow 240; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 12; No. Cardinal 236; Yellow-headed Blackbird 1; Red-winged Blackbird 30,747; E. Meadowlark 106; Brewer’s Blackbird 7; Com. Grackle 681; Brown-headed Cowbird 3; Am. Goldfinch 173.

  Total: 113 species; 157,669 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Kermit Cummings, 517 Hiawatha Trail, Pineville, LA 71360 kcc71360@aol.com; David Aldridge, Charli Bravinder, Patsye Breithaupt, Walter Breithaupt, Rick Bryan, Kermit Cummings, Marty Floyd, Fran Guchereau, Billy James, Mary Frances James, Andrea Mattison, Clyde Mattison, Bill McGehee, Tiny Moore, Kim Randall, Eleanor Talley, Becky Watkins, Wayne Watkins, Lyndel Willis

 

Cheneyville-Lecompte (LA CL)

31o 06’ N  92o 22’ W, center 2 mi ne of Lecompte. Jan. 3, 2004; 5:30 am to 5:30m; Temp 64o to 77o F. Wind S, 9-14 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM mostly cloudy. PM clear. Observers: 10 in field in 6 parties (non-owling); 3 hours and 12 miles owling. Total party-hours 55; party-miles 200.95; 29.75 hours and 25.25 miles on foot, 7.75 hours and 193.2 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 1, Pied-billed Grebe 12; Double-crested Cormorant 127; Anhinga 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 89;  Great Egret 132; Snowy Egret 10; Little Blue Heron 8, Tricolored Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 12; White Ibis 1650; Black Vulture 1; Turkey Vulture 83; Greater White-fronted Goose 874; Snow Goose 6307; Ross’s Goose 8; Wood Duck 48; Gadwall 88; American Wigeon 6; Mallard 283; Blue-winged Teal 7; No. Shoveler 2020; No. Pintail 94; Green-winged Teal 133; Canvasback 3; Redhead 8; Ring-necked Duck 4; Lesser Scaup 20; Ruddy Duck 5; No. Harrier 28; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 15; Red-tailed Hawk 44; Am. Kestrel 24; Sora 2; Am. Coot 23; Sandhill Crane 554; Killdeer 1257; Black-necked Stilt 20; Greater Yellowlegs 21; Lesser Yellowlegs 75; Western Sandpiper 30; Least Sandpiper 200; Dunlin 150; Stilt Sandpiper 40; Long-billed Dowitcher 1030; Com. Snipe 32; Ring-billed Gull 4; Rock Pigeon 1026; Eurasian Collared-Dove 46; White-winged Dove 3; Mourning Dove 303; Inca Dove 3; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 4; Barred Owl 7; Belted Kingfisher 10; Red-headed Woodpecker 4; Red-bellied Woodpecker 29; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 16; Downy Woodpecker 16; Hairy Woodpecker 2; Red-cockaded Woodpecker CW; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 15; Pileated Woodpecker 6; E. Phoebe 29; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 65; Blue-headed Vireo 1; Blue Jay 21; Am. Crow 359; Fish Crow 27; Horned Lark 140; Carolina Chickadee 76; Tufted Titmouse 33; Brown-headed Nuthatch 10; Carolina Wren 73; House Wren 4; Winter Wren 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 22; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1; E. Bluebird 70; Hermit Thrush 3; Am. Robin 5; Gray Catbird 2; No. Mockingbird 57; Brown Thrasher 2; European Starling 189; Am. Pipit 240; Sprague’s Pipit 1; Cedar Waxwing 10; Orange-crowned Warbler 5; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 65; Pine Warbler 27; Palm Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 1; Wilson’s Warbler 1; E. (Rufous-sided) Towhee 4; Chipping Sparrow 56; Field Sparrow 4; Vesper Sparrow 5; Savannah Sparrow 871; Henslow’s Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 20; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 18; White-throated Sparrow 245; White-crowned Sparrow 23; No. Cardinal 141; Red-winged Blackbird 4888; E. Meadowlark 162; Rusty Blackbird 22; Brewer’s Blackbird 475; Com. Grackle 380; Brown-headed Cowbird 290; Am. Goldfinch 88; House Sparrow 37.

  Total: 117 species; 25,432 individuals.

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

 

Creole (LA CR)

29o 48’ N  93o 06’ W, center jct. Rts. 27 & 1143. Dec 21, 2003; Temp 45o to 65o F. Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 12 in field in ? parties (non-owling)..

·        Common Loon 1, Pied-billed Grebe 76; Clark’s/Western Grebe 1; No. Gannet 15; Am. White Pelican 928; Brown Pelican 189; Neotropic Cormorant 181; Double-crested Cormorant 166; Anhinga 3; Am. Bittern 1; Least Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 47; Great Egret 127; Snowy Egret 64; Little Blue Heron 29; Tricolored Heron 15; Cattle Egret 8; Green Heron 4; Black-crowned Night-Heron 34; White Ibis 61; Glossy Ibis 1; White-faced Ibis 95; Roseate Spoonbill 9; Turkey Vulture 3; Greater White-fronted Goose 110; Snow Goose 311; Canada Goose 33; Gadwall 195; Am. Wigeon 1; Mallard 20; Mottled Duck 19; Blue-winged Teal 129; No. Shoveler 142; No. Pintail 86; Am. Green-winged Teal 418; Canvasback 3; Ring-necked Duck 30; Lesser Scaup 442; Bufflehead 6; Red-breasted Merganser 33; Ruddy Duck 3; Osprey 1; White-tailed Kite 4; No. Harrier 33; Sharp-shinned Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 2; Red-tailed Hawk 61; Am. Kestrel 11; Merlin 1; Peregrine Falcon 3; Clapper Rail 11; King Rail 19; Virginia Rail 3; Sora 14; Com. Moorhen 1156; Am. Coot 2416; Black-bellied Plover 19; Snowy Plover 36; Piping Plover 1; Killdeer 298; Black-necked Stilt 536; Am. Avocet 1215; Greater Yellowlegs 8; Lesser Yellowlegs 2; Willet 63; Marbled Godwit 8; Ruddy Turnstone 6; Sanderling 97; Least Sandpiper 11; Dunlin 15; Short-billed Dowitcher 250; Wilson’s Snipe 13; Am. Woodcock 1; Pomarine Jaeger ; Laughing Gull 4636; Bonaparte’s Gull 85; Ring-billed Gull 1595; Herring Gull 24; Caspian Tern 29; Royal Tern 155; Forster’s Tern 495; Black Skimmer 175; Mourning Dove 109; Inca Dove 11; Barn Owl 5; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 6; Chuck-will’s-widow CW; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Belted Kingfisher 22; Red-bellied Woodpecker 8; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 8; Downy Woodpecker 16; Hairy Woodpecker 8; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 2; Empidonax sp. 1; E. Phoebe 3; Vermilion Flycatcher 2; Loggerhead Shrike 62; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 5; Blue Jay 49; Fish Crow 247; Tree Swallow 895; Carolina Chickadee 7; Carolina Wren 2; House Wren 40; Sedge Wren 10; Marsh Wren 35; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 78; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 90; Hermit Thrush 5; Am. Robin 70; Gray Catbird 2; No. Mockingbird 61; Brown Thrasher 6; European Starling 526; Am. Pipit 89; Orange-crowned Warbler 64; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 141; Pine Warbler 3; Palm Warbler 7; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 55; Wilson’s Warbler 1; E. Towhee 1; Chipping Sparrow 1; Field Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 255; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 3; Seaside Sparrow 5; Song Sparrow 22; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 127; White-throated Sparrow 32; White-crowned Sparrow 68; No. Cardinal 100; Red-winged Blackbird 2635; E. Meadowlark 30; Com. Grackle 230; Boat-tailed Grackle 480; Great-tailed Grackle 192; Brown-headed Cowbird 318; Scott’s Oriole 1; Am. Goldfinch 3; House Sparrow 22.

  Total: 145 species; ? individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Dave Patton, 122 Memory Lane, Lafayette, LA 70506 wdpatton@cox-internet.com; Mahlaon Ayme, Paul Conover, Marty Guidry, Brian Henderson, David Muth, Mac Myers, Dave Patton, Christie Riehl, Curt Sorrells, Phillip Wallace, Melvin Weber, Jim Whelan

 

 

 

Crowley (LA CW)

30o 08’ N  92o 22’ W, center 7.3 mi s of jct. Hwys. 90 & 13. Dec. 29, 2003; 6:30 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 44o to 67o F. Wind NW, 9-18 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM TS/rain. PM clear, 1” rainfall. Observers: 12 in field in 6 parties (non-owling); 0.5 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 61.5; party-miles 253.5; 28 hours and 7.5 miles on foot, 33.5 hours and 246 miles by car

·        Pied-billed Grebe 3; Double-crested Cormorant 4; Anhinga 3; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 58; Great Egret 287; Snowy Egret 245; Little Blue Heron 36; Cattle Egret 64; Black-crowned Night-Heron 8; White Ibis 1601; White-faced Ibis 6412; Roseate Spoonbill 5; Turkey Vulture 9; Greater White-fronted Goose 22,272; Snow Goose 76,002; Ross’s Goose 34; Canada Goose 4; Wood Duck 5; Gadwall 9;  Am. Wigeon 8; Mallard 49; Mottled Duck 2; Blue-winged Teal 4; No. Shoveler 5799; No. Pintail 773; Am. Green-winged Teal 90; Redhead 3; Ring-necked Duck 13; Lesser Scaup 65; Ruddy Duck 91; White-tailed Kite 1; No. Harrier 42; Sharp-shinned Hawk 2; Cooper’s Hawk 5; Red-shouldered Hawk 17; Red-tailed Hawk 100; Am. Kestrel 82; Merlin 1; Peregrine Falcon 1; King Rail 2; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 15; Com. Moorhen 2; Am. Coot 45; Black-bellied Plover 19; Killdeer 2139; Black-necked Stilt 1085; Am. Avocet 8; Greater Yellowlegs 97; Lesser Yellowlegs 116; Spotted Sandpiper 18; W.  Sandpiper 1064; Least Sandpiper 409; Dunlin 3090; Stilt Sandpiper 8; peep sp. 100; Short-billed Dowitcher 50; Long-billed Dowitcher 3452; Wilson’s Snipe 303; Am. Woodcock 5; Laughing Gull 14; Ring-billed Gull 195; Herring Gull 1; Gull-billed Tern 37; Forster’s Tern 13; Rock Pigeon 15; Eurasian Collared-Dove 21; Mourning Dove 347; Inca Dove 15; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 2; Barred Owl 5; Short-eared Owl 1; Belted Kingfisher 13; Red-bellied Woodpecker 15; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 12; Downy Woodpecker 9; Hairy Woodpecker 4;No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 5; Pileated Woodpecker 1; E. Phoebe 93; Loggerhead Shrike 109; White-eyed Vireo 9; Blue-headed Vireo 10; Blue Jay 73; Am. Crow 23; Fish Crow 1; Tree Swallow 74; Barn Swallow 2; Carolina Chickadee 79; Tufted Titmouse 6; Carolina Wren 45; House Wren 34; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 1; Marsh Wren 6; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 93; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 72; E. Bluebird 11; Hermit Thrush 6; Am. Robin 73; Gray Catbird 5; No. Mockingbird 86; Brown Thrasher 6; European Starling 395; Am. Pipit 485; Cedar Waxwing 7; Orange-crowned Warbler 37; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 190; Pine Warbler 25; Palm Warbler (eastern) 3; Com. Yellowthroat 39; Wilson’s Warbler 1; Yellow-breasted Chat 2; E. Towhee 5: Chipping Sparrow 20; Field Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 1460; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 32; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 440; White-throated Sparrow 261; White-crowned Sparrow 33; Lapland Longspur 1; No. Cardinal 309; Indigo Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 68,997; E. Meadowlark 152; Rusty Blackbird 2; Brewer’s Blackbird 7; Com. Grackle 257; Boat-tailed Grackle 10; Great-tailed Grackle 25; Brown-headed Cowbird 99; blackbird sp. 200; Am. Goldfinch 47; House Sparrow 254.

  Total: 136 species; 201,683 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Marty Floyd, 2044 Bayou Rd., Cheneyville, LA 71325, marty.floyd@la.usda.gov; Dave Cagnolatti, Santiago Claramunt, Marty Floyd, Bill Fontenot, Marty Guidry, Patti Holland, Maggie Luent, Joyce Mazourek, Van Remsen, Stacey Scarce, Michael Seymour, Bill Vermilion

 

D’Arbonne (LA DA)

32o 40’ N  92o 15’ W, center L. Drain landing at end of Parish Road 5520. Dec 20, 2003; Temp 33o to 53o F. Still water open. Moving water open. Observers: 23 in field in ? parties (non-owling) plus ? at feeders (? hour). Total party-hours 99.25.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 7; Horned Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 20; Double-crested Cormorant 3862; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 82; Great Egret 97; Black Vulture 96; Turkey Vulture 214; Greater White-fronted Goose 5; Snow Goose (blue form) 13; Snow Goose (white form) 667; Canada Goose 10; Wood Duck 157; Gadwall 128; Mallard 3355; No. Shoveler 2; No. Pintail 26; Am. Green-winged Teal 36; Canvasback 2; Ring-necked Duck 421; Lesser Scaup 1; Bufflehead 1; Hooded Merganser 18; Ruddy Duck 13; duck sp. 6; Bald Eagle 2; No. Harrier 3; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Red-shouldered Hawk 9; Red-tailed Hawk 33; Am. Kestrel 10; Merlin 2; Wild Turkey 13; No. Bobwhite 4; Am. Coot 15; Killdeer 144; Greater Yellowlegs 1; Least Sandpiper 2; Wilson’s Snipe 6; Am. Woodcock 1; Bonaparte’s Gull 123; Ring-billed Gull 5; Rock Pigeon 9; Mourning Dove 71; Great Horned Owl 1; Barred Owl 4; Belted Kingfisher 19; Red-headed Woodpecker 7; Red-bellied Woodpecker 41; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 32; Downy Woodpecker 29; Hairy Woodpecker 2; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 5; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 53; Pileated Woodpecker 17; E. Phoebe 28; Loggerhead Shrike 10; Blue-headed Vireo 6; Blue Jay 42; Am. Crow  576; Fish Crow 14; Horned Lark 75; Carolina Chickadee 199; Tufted Titmouse 114; Brown-headed Nuthatch 32; Brown Creeper 5; Carolina Wren 93; Bewick’s Wren 2; House Wren 6; Winter Wren 5; Golden-crowned Kinglet 28; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 150; E. Bluebird 189; Hermit Thrush 24; Am. Robin 19; No. Mockingbird 29; Brown Thrasher 48; European Starling 32; Am. Pipit 22; Cedar Waxwing 191; Orange-crowned Warbler 25; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 41; Pine Warbler 180; Com. Yellowthroat 2; E. Towhee 28; Bachman’s Sparrow 1; Chipping Sparrow 144; Field Sparrow 71; Savannah Sparrow 274; Henslow’s Sparrow 1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 2; Fox Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 220; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 104; White-throated Sparrow 297; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 133; Lapland Longspur 36; No. Cardinal 139; Red-winged Blackbird 1788; E. Meadowlark 169; Com. Grackle 16071; Brown-headed Cowbird 5;  blackbird sp. 150; Am. Goldfinch 197, House Sparrow 1. 

  Total: 53 species; ? individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Joan Brown, 3100 Deborah Dr. #63, Monroe, LA 71201 bljnbr@colla.com; Northeast Bird Club - Joseph Barron, Dee Baum, Joyce Bennett, Gay Brantley, Joan Brown, Gerry Click, Matt Courtman, Wallace Hardy, Janis Harrison, Anna Hill, Richard Johnson, Edward Levin, Erline Martin, Jarad Norris, Linda Norris, Amy Ouchley, Kelby Ouchley, Roselie Overby, Stephen Pagans, Bob Rickett, Francis Rogers, Pat Seager, Allison Wilkes

 

Grand Isle (LA GI)

29o 12’ N  90o 03’ W, center 0.5 mi sw Caminada Bridge. Dec 23, 2003; Temp 64o to 52o F. Still water open. Moving water open. AM light rain. PM heavy rain. Observers: 9 in field in ? parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 25; party-miles 73; 12.5 hours and 7.5 miles on foot, 12.5 hours and 65.5 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 2, Pied-billed Grebe 6; Am. White Pelican 153; Brown Pelican 951; Double-crested Cormorant 1225; Am. Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 36; Great Egret 76; Snowy Egret 143; Little Blue Heron 10; Tricolored Heron 11; Reddish Egret 1; Cattle Egret 17; Green Heron 4; Black-crowned Night-Heron 9; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 3; White Ibis 129; Roseate Spoonbill 13; Mottled Duck 29; Blue-winged Teal 6; Lesser Scaup 92; Red-breasted Merganser 25; Osprey 4; No. Harrier 6; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s hawk 2; Red- tailed Hawk 1; Am. Kestrel 7; Peregrine Falcon 3; Clapper Rail 10; Com. Moorhen 1; Black-bellied Plover 44; Snowy Plover 3; Semipalmated Plover 31; Piping Plover 10; Killdeer 61; Black-necked Stilt 19; Am. Avocet 250; Greater Yellowlegs 28; Lesser Yellowlegs  14; Willet 74;  Ruddy Turnstone 14; Sanderling 96; Western Sandpiper 80; Least Sandpiper 1; Dunlin 65; peep sp. 5; Short-billed Dowitcher 525; dowitcher sp. 35; Wilson’s Snipe 4; Laughing Gull 6590; Bonaparte’s Gull 2; Ring-billed Gull 893; Herring Gull 86; Caspian Tern 22; Royal Tern 43; Forster’s Tern 140; Black Skimmer 777; Eurasian Collared-Dove 9; White-winged Dove 14; Mourning Dove 3; Inca Dove 2; Great Horned Owl 1; Belted Kingfisher 30; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 1; E. Phoebe 7; W. Kingbird 1; Blue Jay 18; Am. Crow 3; House Wren 1; Sedge Wren 3; Marsh Wren 17; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4; Wood Thrush 1; Gray Catbird 10; No. Mockingbird 22; Brown Thrasher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 16; European Starling 1130; Am. Pipit 25; Blue-headed Vireo 1; Orange-crowned Warbler 8; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 239; Pine Warbler 1; Palm Warbler 9; Com. Yellowthroat 9; Wilson’s Warbler 1; Savannah Sparrow 46; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 4; Seaside Sparrow 53; Song Sparrow 7; Swamp Sparrow 80; White-throated Sparrow 4; Red-winged Blackbird 339; E. Meadowlark 3; Com. Grackle 13; Boat-tailed Grackle 134; Bronzed Cowbird 3; Brown-headed Cowbird 152; Am. Goldfinch 10; House Sparrow 34.

  Total: 100 species; ? individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Chris Brantley, 162 Elm St.-Lewisburg, Mandeville, LA 70448  chrisbrantley@charter.net; Chris Brantley, Taylor Brantley, Erik Johnson, Vicki Lefevers, Rosemary Seidler, Liz Sigler, Paul Stouffer, Ed Wallace, Melvin Weber

 

 

Johnsons Bayou (LA JB)

29o 48’ N  93o 43’ W, center 2.78 nnw Johnsons Bayou HS. Jan. 4, 2004; 7:15 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 60o to 68o F. Wind N, 1-5 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM light fog. PM fog, light rain. Observers: 5 in field in 3 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 27; party-miles 135; 20 hours and 15 miles on foot, 7 hours and 120 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 84; Am. White Pelican 104; Neotropic Cormorant 29; Double-crested Cormorant 27; cormorant sp. 8; Anhinga 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 16; Great Egret 42; Snowy Egret 116; Little Blue Heron 17; Tricolored Heron 15; Cattle Egret 4; Black-crowned Night-Heron 25; White Ibis 101; White-faced Ibis 516; Plegadis sp. 6; Roseate Spoonbill 6; Black Vulture 4; Turkey Vulture 7; Greater White-fronted Goose 55; Snow Goose 2430; Ross’ Goose 5; Gadwall 37; Am. Wigeon 4; Mallard 4; Mottled Duck 22; Blue-winged Teal 64; No. Shoveler 34; No. Pintail 4; Green-winged Teal 6; Ring-necked Duck 602; Lesser Scaup 5; scaup sp. 300; Ruddy Duck 4; Osprey 1; No. Harrier 11; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 3; Red-tailed Hawk 20; Am. Kestrel 13; Merlin 5; Clapper Rail 2; King Rail 1; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 2; Com. Moorhen 234; Am. Coot 841; Black-bellied Plover 16; Semipalmated Plover 2; Killdeer 48; Black-necked Stilt 30; Greater Yellowlegs 4; Lesser Yellowlegs 3; Willet 21; Whimbrel 1; Long-billed Curlew 1; Ruddy Turnstone 3; Sanderling 72; Least Sandpiper 205; Dunlin 90; Stilt Sandpiper 2; Long-billed Dowitcher 100; Wilson’s Snipe 12; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 150; Bonaparte’s Gull 5; Ring-billed Gull 631; Herring Gull 6; Gull-billed Tern 11; Caspian Tern 27; Royal Tern 4; Com. Tern 1; Forster’s Tern 19; Rock Pigeon 16; Eurasian Collared-Dove 17; White-winged Dove 1; Mourning Dove 58; Barn Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 5; Belted Kingfisher 14; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 13; Downy Woodpecker 10; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 8; E. Phoebe 35; Vermilion Flycatcher 2; Loggerhead Shrike 64; Blue-headed Vireo 10; Blue Jay 12; Tree Swallow 231; Carolina Chickadee 1; Carolina Wren 9; House Wren 33; Sedge Wren 2; Marsh Wren 5; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 44; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 43; Hermit Thrush 6; Am. Robin 6; Gray Catbird 9; No. Mockingbird 30; Brown Thrasher 36; European Starling 55; Am. Pipit 45; Orange-crowned Warbler 28; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) 166; Black-throated Gray Warbler 1; Pine Warbler 9; Com. Yellowthroat 6; Wilson’s Warbler 1; Field Sparrow 1; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 38; LeConte’s Sparrow 9; Seaside Sparrow 9; Song Sparrow 13; Lincoln’s Sparrow 19; Swamp Sparrow 99; White-throated Sparrow 82; White-crowned Sparrow 1; No. Cardinal 73; Red-winged Blackbird 1220; E. Meadowlark 14; Com. Grackle 380; Boat-tailed Grackle 28; Great-tailed Grackle 150; Brown-headed Cowbird 51; Am. Goldfinch 11.

  Total: 127 species; 10,539 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Ken Sztraky, 2541 FM 92, Silsbee, TX 77656-9005 kens@ih2000.net; Brian Henderson, Don Jeane, Steve Mayes, Ken Sztraky, John Whittle

 

Lafayette (LA LA)

30o 12’ N  92o 06’ W, center 5.5 mi wsw Parish Courthouse. Dec 28, 2003; Temp 52o to 77o F. Still water open. Moving water open. Observers: 13 in field in ? parties (non-owling) plus ? at feeders (? hours). Total party-hours 36.5; party-miles 178.75; 17.5 hours and 9.75 miles on foot, 19 hours and 169 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 2; Neotropic Cormorant 2; Double-crested Cormorant 6; Anhinga 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 68; Great Egret 458; Snowy Egret 158; Little Blue Heron 1; Tricolored Heron 1; Cattle Egret 102; Black-crowned Night-Heron 2; White Ibis 1270; Glossy Ibis 3; White-faced Ibis 628; Plegadis sp. 350; Turkey Vulture 139; Greater White-fronted Goose 3620; Snow Goose 15,738; Snow Goose (blue form) 3477; Ross’s Goose 16; Wood Duck 6; Gadwall 2; Mallard 14; Mottled Duck 11; Blue-winged Teal 4; No. Shoveler 14; No. Pintail 110; Green-winged Teal 16; No. Harrier 13; Cooper’s Hawk 5; Red-shouldered Hawk 10; Swainson’s Hawk 1; Red-tailed Hawk 88; Am. Kestrel 45; Merlin 2; Peregrine Falcon 2; No. Bobwhite 2; King Rail 6; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 7; Black-bellied Plover 1; Killdeer 4903; Black-necked Stilt 2; Greater Yellowlegs 45; Lesser Yellowlegs 6; Western Sandpiper 3; Least Sandpiper 298; peep. sp. 35; Dunlin 292; Long-billed Dowitcher 3118; Wilson’s Snipe 1825; Laughing Gull 10; Ring-billed Gull 330; Herring Gull 7; Forster’s Tern 3; Rock Pigeon 60; Eurasian Collared-Dove 46; White-winged Dove 92; Mourning Dove 436; Inca Dove 32; E. Screech-Owl 5; Great Horned Owl 2; Barred Owl 2; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 16; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5; Black-chinned Hummingbird 13; Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1; Rufous Hummingbird 24; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 6; Belted Kingfisher 10; Red-headed Woodpecker 10; Red-bellied Woodpecker 46; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 7; Downy Woodpecker 13; Hairy Woodpecker 11; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 12; E. Phoebe 57; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; Ash-throated Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 67; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 5; Blue Jay 145; Am. Crow 304; Fish Crow 617; crow sp. 424; Tree Swallow 57; Carolina Chickadee 91; Tufted Titmouse 28; Carolina Wren 59; House Wren 23; Winter Wren 2; Sedge Wren 16; Marsh Wren 2; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 100; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 58; E. Bluebird 39; Am. Robin 140; Gray Catbird 4; No. Mockingbird 110; Brown Thrasher 12; European Starling 1218; Am. Pipit 211; Cedar Waxwing 116; Orange-crowned Warbler 14; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 216; Pine Warbler 8; Palm Warbler 3; No. Waterthrush 1; Com. Yellowthroat 29; E. Towhee 2; Chipping Sparrow 58; Savannah Sparrow 579; Song Sparrow 42; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 159; White-throated Sparrow 152; Harris’s Sparrow 1; White-crowned Sparrow 34; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 2; No. Cardinal 287; Painted Bunting 1; Dickcissel 1; Red-winged Blackbird 84,838; E. Meadowlark 76; Rusty Blackbird 1; Brewer’s Blackbird 2; Com. Grackle 104; Brown-headed Cowbird 666; House Finch 22; Am. Goldfinch 92; House Sparrow 234.

  Total: 128 species; 129,663 individuals.

  Participants: Compilers – Judith O’Neal, 504 Whitebark Dr., Lafayette, LA 70508  JLONeale@aol.com; Jim Delahoussaye, 2173B Atchafalaya River Hwy., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 jim_d@deq.state.la.us; Marc Broussard, Deborah Clark, Paul Conover, Jim Delahoussaye, Jack Deshotels, Bill Fontenot, Bob Jumonville, Linda Stewart Knight, Judith O’Neal, Virginia Rettig, Molly Richard, Zachary Richard, Jeanette Robideaux

 

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, 2003; Temp 41o to 57o F. Wind N, 0-10 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 26 in field in 13 parties (non-owling); 0.75 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 114.75; party-miles 358.8; 78.75 hours and 38 miles on foot, 36 hours and 289.8 miles by car, 10 hours and 31 miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 20; Am. White Pelican 109; Neotropic Cormorant 11; Double-crested Cormorant 206; Anhinga 29; Am. Bittern 3; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 117; Great Egret 560; Snowy Egret 223; Little Blue Heron 68; Tricolored Heron 14; Cattle Egret 409; Green Heron 2; Black-crowned Night-Heron 61; White Ibis 2489; White-faced Ibis 9629; Roseate Spoonbill 3; Turkey Vulture 62; Greater White-fronted Goose 25,569; Snow Goose 311,689; Ross’s Goose 258; Canada Goose 300; Wood Duck 240; Gadwall 367; Am. Wigeon 13; Mallard 251; Mottled Duck 25; Blue-winged Teal 11; No. Shoveler 1330; No. Pintail 105; Am. Green-winged Teal 243; Ring-necked Duck 1783; Greater Scaup 1; Lesser Scaup 121; Hooded Merganser 3; Ruddy Duck 3; duck sp. 425; Bald Eagle 2; No. Harrier 131; Sharp-shinned Hawk 14; Cooper’s Hawk 12; small Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 49; Red-tailed Hawk 203; Crested Caracara 3; Am. Kestrel 86; Merlin 10; Peregrine 2; King Rail 20; Virginia Rail 4; Sora 21; Purple Gallinule 2; Com. Moorhen 170; Am. Coot 816; Sandhill Crane 64; Black-bellied Plover 114; Semipalmated Plover 19; Killdeer 4059; Black-necked Stilt 283; Am. Avocet 19; Greater Yellowlegs 247; Lesser Yellowlegs 110; Spotted Sandpiper  2; W. Sandpiper 844; Least Sandpiper 335; Dunlin 908; Stilt Sandpiper 44; Long-billed Dowitcher 6095; Wilson’s Snipe 204; Am. Woodcock 5; Laughing Gull 3338; Bonaparte’s Gull 3; Ring-billed Gull 3853; Herring Gull 21; Lesser Black-backed Gull 1; Gull-billed Tern 6; Caspian Tern 15; Forster’s Tern 17; Rock Pigeon 3; Eurasian Collared-Dove 222; White-winged Dove 1; Mourning Dove 974; Inca Dove 88; Groove-billed Ani 1; Barn Owl 8; E. Screech-Owl 7; Great Horned Owl 19; Barred Owl 6; Short-eared Owl 1; Belted Kingfisher 19; Red-bellied Woodpecker 142; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 72; Downy Woodpecker 93; Hairy Woodpecker 14; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 18; Pileated Woodpecker 12; Least Flycatcher 1; E. Phoebe 390; Vermilion Flycatcher 13; Ash-throated Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 133; White-eyed Vireo 25; Blue-headed Vireo 50; Blue Jay 146; Am. Crow 2; Tree Swallow 163; Carolina Chickadee 276; Tufted Titmouse 49; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 219; House Wren 117; Winter Wren 16; Sedge Wren 44; Marsh Wren 86; Golden-crowned Kinglet 5; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 524; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 450; E. Bluebird 3; Hermit Thrush 47; Am. Robin 30; Gray Catbird 35; No. Mockingbird 189; Brown Thrasher 32; European Starling 534; Am. Pipit 329; Cedar Waxwing 11; Orange-crowned Warbler 190; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1239; Pine Warbler 186; Palm Warbler 11; Black-and-white Warbler 3; Com. Yellowthroat 343; Wilson’s Warbler 7; Chipping Sparrow 69; Field Sparrow 2; Vesper Sparrow 3; Savannah Sparrow 2452; Grasshopper Sparrow 1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 21; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 1; Fox Sparrow 2; Song Sparrow 130; Lincoln’s Sparrow 18; Swamp Sparrow 715; White-throated Sparrow 568; White-crowned Sparrow 62; No. Cardinal 740; Painted Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 2,291,420; E. Meadowlark 324; Brewer’s Blackbird 35; Com. Grackle 1686; Boat-tailed Grackle 4587; Great-tailed Grackle 9; “Cassidix” sp. 80; Brown-headed Cowbird 435,238;  Am. Goldfinch 213; House Sparrow 252.

  Total: 155 species; 3,125,133 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – B. Mac Myers, 5660 Ada Pl., New Orleans, LA 70124-2811 bmyers990@earthlink.net; Roger Breedlove, George Broussard, Robb Brumfield, Matt Carling, Zac Cheviron, Paul Conover, Bill Fontenot, Paul Fontenot, Marty Guidry, Toddy Guidry, Joe Kleiman, Dan Lane, David Muth, B. Mac Myers, Brian O’Shea, Dave Patton, Dan Purrington, Daniel R. Schneider, John Sevenair, Ken Sztraky, Phillip Wallace, Wayne Watkins, Melvin Weber, Jim Whelan, John Whittle, Chris Witt

 

Natchitoches (LA NA)

31o 49’ N  93o 03’ W, center 2 miles w of Clarence on Hwy 6. Dec 27, 2003; Temp 54o to 65o F. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 16 in field in ? parties (non-owling) plus ? at feeders (? hours). Total party-hours 59.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 39; Horned Grebe 33; Am. White Pelican 203; Double-crested Cormorant 8743; Anhinga 17; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 62; Great Egret 183; Snowy Egret 1; Tricolored Heron 2; Cattle Egret 85; White Ibis 79; Plegadis sp. 6; Black Vulture 57; Turkey Vulture 133; Snow Goose 86; Ross’s Goose 2; Wood Duck 16; Gadwall 154; Am. Wigeon 8; Mallard 354; No. Shoveler 8; No. Pintail 64; Am. Green-winged Teal 68; Ring-necked Duck 6; Lesser Scaup 3; Bufflehead 2; Hooded Merganser 8; Ruddy Duck 176; Osprey 2; Bald Eagle 1; No. Harrier 14; Sharp-shinned Hawk 5; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 15; Red-tailed Hawk 45; Am. Kestrel 12; Am. Coot 18; Killdeer 331; Greater Yellowlegs 91; Lesser Yellowlegs 40; Spotted Sandpiper 5; Least Sandpiper 90; Long-billed Dowitcher 2; Wilson’s Snipe 161; Am. Woodcock 2; Bonaparte’s Gull 3; Ring-billed Gull 46; Forster’s Tern 10; Rock Dove 38; Eurasian Collared-Dove 18; Mourning Dove 168; Inca Dove 7; E. Screech-Owl 5; Great Horned Owl 1; Belted Kingfisher 11; Red-headed Woodpecker 19; Red-bellied Woodpecker 45; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 21; Downy Woodpecker 23; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 22; Pileated Woodpecker 6; E. Phoebe 33; Loggerhead Shrike 10; Blue-headed Vireo 3; Blue Jay 63; Am. Crow 371; Fish Crow 330; Horned Lark 25; Carolina Chickadee 96; Tufted Titmouse 39; Brown Creeper 4; Carolina Wren 62; House Wren 8; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 3; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 58; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4; E. Bluebird 149; Hermit Thrush 1; Am. Robin 5; No. Mockingbird 28; Brown Thrasher 8; European Starling 92; Am. Pipit 1403; Cedar Waxwing 25; Orange-crowned Warbler 9; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 85; Pine Warbler 64; Com. Yellowthroat 1; E. Towhee 8; Chipping Sparrow 307; Field Sparrow 3; Vesper Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 526; Le Conte’s Sparrow 1; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 41; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 35; White-throated Sparrow 150; White-crowned Sparrow 58; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 66; Lapland Longspur 11; No. Cardinal 157; Red-winged Blackbird 20,516; E. Meadowlark 138; Rusty Blackbird 65; Brewer’s Blackbird 22; Com. Grackle 18,373; Brown-headed Cowbird 4261; blackbird sp. 300,000; Purple Finch 1; House Finch 1; Am. Goldfinch 152; House Sparrow 26.

  Total: 117 species; ? individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Charles Lyon, 8617 E Wilderness Way, Shreveport, LA 71106 clyon@softdisk.com; Jerry Bertrand, Paul Dickson, Joan Dohey, Kreg Ellzey, Marcy Frantom, Hubert Hervey, Charles Lyon, Jennifer Lyon, Ron Martin, Susan Martin, Nancy Menasco, Conner Nicholson, Larry Raymond, Kenneth Shaw, 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.  Jan. 3, 2004; 6:15 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 64o to 72o F. Wind calm.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM cloudy. Observers: 9 in field in 5 parties (non-owling); 0.5 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 57.5; party-miles; 268.7.  26 hours and 14.5 miles on foot, 31.5 hours and 254.2 miles by car.

·              Pied-billed Grebe 34; Am. White Pelican 52; Neotropic Cormorant 18; Double-crested Cormorant 68; Anhinga 15; Am. Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 30; Great Egret 57; Snowy Egret 84; Little Blue Heron 5; Tricolored Heron 8; Cattle Egret 51; Black-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 1087; Plegadis sp. 125; Roseate Spoonbill CW; Black Vulture 18; Turkey Vulture 103; Greater White-fronted Goose 26; Snow Goose 263; Ross’s Goose 1; Wood Duck 23; Mallard 7;  Blue-winged Teal 40; No. Shoveler 27; Gadwall 3; Canvasback 9; Ring-necked Duck 450; Lesser Scaup 65; Ruddy Duck 6; No. Harrier 8; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 9; Red-tailed Hawk 35; Am. Kestrel 19; Peregrine Falcon 1; King Rail 8; Virginia Rail 2; Sora 5; Common Moorhen 150; American Coot 602; Killdeer 237; Black-necked Stilt 120; Greater Yellowlegs 4; Wilson’s Snipe 25;  Laughing Gull 13; Bonaparte's Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 2; Caspian Tern 8; Forster’s Tern 25; Rock Pigeon 124; Eurasian Collared-Dove 14; White-winged Dove 1; Mourning Dove 112; Inca Dove 21; Barn Owl 2; E. Screech-Owl 4; Great Horned Owl 4; Barred Owl 1; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Belted Kingfisher 10; Red-bellied Woodpecker 50; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 17; Downy Woodpecker 25; Hairy Woodpecker 14; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 10; Pileated Woodpecker 7; E. Phoebe 38; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; Tropical/Couch’s Kingbird 1; Loggerhead Shrike 32; White-eyed Vireo 6; Blue-headed Vireo 7; Blue Jay 105; Am. Crow 252; Fish Crow 88; Tree Swallow 612; Carolina Chickadee 54; Tufted Titmouse 23; Brown Creeper CW; Carolina Wren 86; House Wren 11; Sedge Wren 2; Marsh Wren 3; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 60; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 38; E. Bluebird 26; Hermit Thrush 6; Am. Robin 122; Gray Catbird 3; No. Mockingbird 46; Brown Thrasher 4; European Starling 441; Am. Pipit 85; Cedar Waxwing 75; Orange-crowned Warbler 27; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 149; Pine Warbler 19; Com. Yellowthroat 9; Wilson’s Warbler 1; Chipping Sparrow 18; Field Sparrow 9; Savannah Sparrow 92; Song Sparrow 16; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 83; White-throated Sparrow 119; White-crowned Sparrow 1; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 1; No. Cardinal 183; Red-winged Blackbird 14,555; E. Meadowlark 36; W. Meadowlark 4; Sturnella sp. 9; Com. Grackle 592; Boat-tailed Grackle 78; Great-tailed Grackle 1; Brown-headed Cowbird 2188; House Finch 19; Am. Goldfinch 31; House Sparrow 117.

Total: 118 species, 24,956 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – James W Beck, 100 Aurelien Loop #101, Broussard LA 70518 337-839-9986 jamesbeck@worldnet.att.net; James Beck, Paul Conover, Paul Fontenot, Jay Huner, Elias Landry, Mike Musumeche, Josephine  Nixon, Glenn Ousset, Bill Vermillion.

 

New Orleans  (LA NO)

30o 02’ N  89o 55’ W, center of NASA’s Vertical Assembly Bldg. To include Bayou Sauvage NWR. Dec 27, 2003; Temp 48o to 65o F. Wind E, 3-5 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 28 in field in ? parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeders (5 hours); 0.5 hours and 0.5 miles owling. Total party-hours 86; party-miles 276.5; 51.5 hours and 24.2 miles on foot, 29 hours and 242.3 miles by car, 5 hours and 10 miles by motorized boat.

·        Common Loon 17; Pied-billed Grebe 113; Horned Grebe 4; Eared Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 2805; Brown Pelican 436; Double-crested Cormorant 737; Anhinga 52; Am. Bittern 2; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 97; Great Egret 297; Snowy Egret 386; Little Blue Heron 284; Tricolored Heron 256; Cattle Egret 1219; Green Heron 5; Black-crowned Night-Heron 317; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 1531; Plegadis sp. 2173; Black Vulture 43; Turkey Vulture 54; Wood Duck 15; Gadwall 4021; Am. Wigeon 1063; Mallard 107; Mottled Duck 73; Blue-winged Teal 787; No. Shoveler 150; No. Pintail 73; Am. Green-winged Teal 907; Canvasback 8; Redhead 2; Ring-necked Duck 166; Lesser Scaup 1760; Bufflehead 73; Com. Goldeneye 2; Hooded Merganser 131; Red-breasted Merganser 11; Ruddy Duck 161; duck sp. 7500; Osprey 27; Bald Eagle 6; No. Harrier 35; Sharp-shinned Hawk 9; Cooper’s Hawk 11; Accipiter sp. 4; Red-shouldered  Hawk 45; Red-tailed Hawk 76; Spotted Sandpiper 3; Dunlin 10; Wilson’s Snipe 12; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 1709; Bonaparte’s Gull 64; Ring-billed Gull 850; Herring Gull 193; Caspian Tern 55; Royal Tern 101; Forster’s Tern 144; Black Skimmer 35; Rock Pigeon 447; Eurasian Collared-Dove 2; White-winged Dove 62; Mourning Dove 363; Monk Parakeet 12; Barn Owl 2; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 11; Barred Owl 3; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Archilochus sp. 1; Rufous Hummingbird CW; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 1; Belted Kingfisher 59; Red-bellied Woodpecker 54; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 21; Downy Woodpecker 82; Hairy Woodpecker 8; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 29; E. Phoebe 97; Ash-throated Flycatcher 2; Great Kiskadee 1; Loggerhead Shrike 48; White-eyed Vireo 9; Blue-headed Vireo 6; Blue Jay 104; Am. Crow 612; Fish Crow 472; crow sp. 174; Tree Swallow 299; Carolina Chickadee 305; Tufted Titmouse 3; Carolina Wren 67; House Wren 29; Sedge 11; Marsh Wren 26; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 45; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 59; E. Bluebird 11; Hermit Thrush 1; Am. Robin 151; Gray Catbird 15; No. Mockingbird 132; Brown Thrasher 13; European Starling 1630; Am. Pipit 88; Cedar Waxwing 25; Orange-crowned Warbler 52; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 834; Pine Warbler 1; Prairie Warbler 1; Palm  Warbler 4; Com. Yellowthroat 29; Wilson’s Warbler 3; E. Towhee 9; Chipping Sparrow 30; Lark Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 174; Le Conte’s Sparrow 4; Seaside Sparrow 8; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 35; Swamp Sparrow 175; White-throated Sparrow 68; Harris’ Sparrow 1; White-crowned Sparrow 2; No. Cardinal 144; Red-winged Blackbird 1154; E. Meadowlark 101; Com. Grackle 221; Boat-tailed Grackle 443; Brown-headed Cowbird 1; House Finch 12; Am. Goldfinch 68; House Sparrow 116.

  Total: 144 species; 40,517 individuals.

  Participants: Compilers –Glenn Ousset, 3005 Charles Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043 gousset@email.msn.com; David Muth, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130, David_Muth@nps.gov; Jim Abbot, Mickie Abbot, Curt Burnette,  Jennifer Coulson, Tom Coulson, Tina Covington, Michael Crago, Joelle Finley,  Frank Fischer Jr., Bruce Fleury, Richard Hale, Donata Henry, Jane Hunt, Vicki LeFevers, Amy Legaux, Bill McKee, Lisa McKee, David Muth, Mac Myers, Glenn Ousset, Dan Purrington, Christie Riehl, Charlotte Seidenberg, , Rosemary Seidler, Curt Sorrells, Ed Wallace, Phillip Wallace, Simone Whitecloud

 

 

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 29, 2003; 5:00 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 45o to 68o F. Wind NW, switching to SE, 10-15 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy turning to heavy rain. PM heavy rain, turning to cloudy. Observers: 45 in field in 22 parties (non-owling) plus 7 at feeders (30.5 hours); 2 hours and 2.5 miles owling. Total party-hours 120.75; party-miles 395.5; 25.5 hours and 26.2 miles on foot, 70.0 hours and 330.3 miles by car, 22.5 hours and 36.0 miles by motorized boat, 2.75 hours and 3.0 miles by non-motorized boat.

·        Common Loon 27; Pied-billed Grebe 48; Horned Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 1181; Brown Pelican 397; Double-crested Cormorant 593; Anhinga 11; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 128; Great Egret 728; Snowy Egret 1231; Little Blue Heron 100; Tricolored Heron 50; Green Heron 4; Black-crowned Night-Heron 5; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 2571; Glossy Ibis 16; plegadis sp. 387; Turkey Vulture 45; Snow Goose (white form) 39; Canada Goose 1; Wood Duck 68; Gadwall 10; Mallard 111; Mottled Duck 25; Blue-winged Teal 20; No. Pintail 2; Am. Green-winged Teal 57; Canvasback 1; Ring-necked Duck 87; Lesser Scaup 109; Bufflehead 71; Common Goldeneye 5; Red-breasted Merganser 1; duck sp. 40; Osprey 9; Bald Eagle 6; (a) 6; No. Harrier 14; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 8; Red-tailed Hawk 26; Am. Kestrel 17; Merlin 2; Yellow Rail CW; Clapper Rail 8; King Rail 5; Clapper Rail/King Rail 1; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 5; Am. Coot 300; Black-bellied Plover 10; Killdeer 157; Black-necked Stilt 16; Greater Yellowlegs 14; Lesser Yellowlegs 49; yellowlegs sp. 13; Spotted Sandpiper 3; Least Sandpiper 32; Dunlin 195; Wilson’s Snipe 46; Laughing Gull 613; Bonaparte’s Gull 52; Ring-billed Gull 424; Herring Gull 61; gull sp. 135; Caspian Tern 24; Royal Tern 17; Forster’s Tern 229; tern sp. 1; Rock Pigeon 808; Eurasian Collared-Dove 192; Mourning Dove 506; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 9; Barred Owl 8; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Black-chinned Hummingbird 1; Calliope Hummingbird 2; Rufous Hummingbird 5; Belted Kingfisher 60; Red-headed Woodpecker 6; Red-bellied Woodpecker 88; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 20; Downy Woodpecker 51; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 23; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 35; Pileated Woodpecker 25; E. Phoebe 35; Western Kingbird 1; Loggerhead Shrike 36; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 7; Blue Jay 130; Am. Crow 51; Fish Crow 13; crow sp. 6; Tree Swallow 373; Carolina Chickadee 258; Tufted Titmouse 125; Brown-headed Nuthatch 29; Carolina Wren 139; House Wren 10; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 22; Marsh Wren 6; Golden-crowned Kinglet 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 48; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 14; E. Bluebird 128; Hermit Thrush 7; Am. Robin 709; Gray Catbird 29; No. Mockingbird 91; Brown Thrasher 15; European Starling 477; Cedar Waxwing 254; Orange-crowned Warbler 10; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1487; Pine Warbler 96; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 33; warbler sp. 8; Summer Tanager 1; E. Towhee 57; Chipping Sparrow 120; Field Sparrow 11; Savannah Sparrow 119; Seaside Sparrow 8; Song Sparrow 11; Swamp Sparrow 136; White-throated Sparrow163; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 1; No. Cardinal 368; Red-winged Blackbird 7611; E. Meadowlark 37; Rusty Blackbird 5; Com. Grackle 440; Boat-tailed Grackle 150; Brown-headed Cowbird 28; blackbird sp. 455; Purple Finch 1; House Finch 80; Am. Goldfinch 163; House Sparrow 165.

  Total: 137 species +1 cw; 27,250 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; Beall,  Linda; Bell,  James; Bird, Deborah; Bird, Jerry; Boley,  Mike; Brantley,  Chris; Brown,  Bedford; Cashen, Marlene; Cashen, Robert; Cherloaet, Robby; Clifton,  Walter; Doize,  Betty; Domas,  George; Duthu, Angela; Finley, Joelle; Fullen,  Bob; Fullen,  Ellen; Harris, James; Henry, Donata; Leonard, Judy; Lopes, Heydi; Madden, Nancy; Mehaffey, Cham; Mehaffey, Mary; Morgan, Pamela; Ousset,  Glenn; Parker,  Charlotte; Peirce, Irene; Perkins,  Catherine; Reed,  David; Reed,  Vicki; Rider,  Dagma; Rider,  Richard; Robin, Janine; Roessel, Linda; Sawyer, Renee'; Seidler, Rosemary; Simpson, Janice; Simpson, Jerry; Sobol, Anne; Ulmer,  Mary; Votino,  Rhonda; Wagner,  Paul; Wagner,  Sue; Walters,  Nancy; Wegener, Ken; Wilds,  Doug; Wilds,  Jane; Wilson,  Larry

 

Pine Prairie (LA PP)

30o 48’ N  92o 21’ W, center 3 mi ese Pine Prairie PO. Dec 27, 2003; 6:00 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 52o to 71o F. Wind SE, 5-10 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 9 in field in 5 parties (non-owling); 1 hours and 7 miles owling. Total party-hours 50; party-miles 276.2; 14.75 hours and 10 miles on foot, 35.25 hours and 266.2 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 12; Double-crested Cormorant 298; Anhinga 3; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 21; Great Egret 134; Snowy Egret 297; Little Blue Heron 61; Tricolored Heron 3; Cattle Egret 151; White Ibis 231; White-faced Ibis 1053; Black Vulture 23; Turkey Vulture 163; Greater White-fronted Goose 1198; Snow Goose 16,063; Ross’s Goose 9; Canada Goose 10; goose sp. 2019; Wood Duck 38; Gadwall 1; Mallard 5; Blue-winged Teal 1; No. Shoveler 8; No. Pintail 180; Am. Green-winged Teal 2; Redhead 1; Ring-necked Duck 10; Greater Scaup 1; Lesser Scaup 20; Common Merganser 2; Ruddy Duck 12; duck sp. 361; Osprey 2; No. Harrier 38; Sharp-shinned Hawk 8; Cooper’s Hawk 8; Red-shouldered Hawk 9; Red-tailed Hawk 71; Red-tailed (Harlan’s) Hawk 1; hawk sp. 2; Am. Kestrel 24; Merlin 2; Peregrine Falcon 1; King Rail 1; Com. Moorhen 9; Am. Coot 2000; Killdeer 1016; Greater Yellowlegs 94; Lesser Yellowlegs 3; W. Sandpiper 36; Least Sandpiper 36; Long-billed Dowitcher 20; Com. Snipe 203; Am. Woodcock 2; Rock Pigeon 9; Eurasian Collared-Dove 12; Mourning Dove 188; Inca Dove 1; E. Screech-Owl 2; Barred Owl 5; Belted Kingfisher 4; Red-bellied Woodpecker 33; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 20; Downy Woodpecker 18; Hairy Woodpecker 4; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 2; Pileated Woodpecker 16; E. Phoebe 40; Vermilion Flycatcher 2; Loggerhead Shrike 42; White-eyed Vireo 2; Blue-headed Vireo 5; Blue Jay 62; Am. Crow 905; Fish Crow 86; Horned Lark 8; Tree Swallow 20; Carolina Chickadee 94; Tufted Titmouse 62; Brown-headed Nuthatch 13; Carolina Wren 45; House Wren 13; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 71; E. Bluebird 16; Hermit Thrush 7; Am. Robin 3; Gray Catbird 2; No. Mockingbird 50; Brown Thrasher 5; European Starling 1483; Am. Pipit 36; Cedar Waxwing 12; Orange-crowned Warbler 10; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 121; Pine Warbler 63; Com. Yellowthroat 3; Wilson’s Warbler 1; E. Towhee 8; Bachman’s Sparrow 2; Chipping Sparrow 20; Clay-colored Sparrow 1; Field Sparrow 21; Vesper Sparrow 4; Savannah Sparrow 451; Song Sparrow 54; Swamp Sparrow 22; White-throated Sparrow 46; Harris’s Sparrow 1; White-crowned Sparrow 33; sparrow sp. 22; No. Cardinal 132; Red-winged Blackbird 1,526,640; E. Meadowlark 84; Brewer’s Blackbird 314; Com. Grackle 20,020; Brown-headed Cowbird 2,000,282; blackbird sp. 60; Am. Goldfinch 28; House Sparrow 275.

  Total: 115 species; 3,577,898 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Marty Floyd, 2044 Bayou Road, Cheneyville, LA 71325 marty.floyd@la.usda.gov; Roger Breedlove, Rick Bryan, Theresa Cross, Marty Floyd, Paul Fontenot, Kim Hollier, Renee Hollier, 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 28, 2003; Temp 49o to 74o F. Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. Observers: 12 in field in ? parties (non-owling) plus ? at feeders (? hours).

·        Pied-billed Grebe 21; Am. White Pelican 908; Brown Pelican 34; Double-crested Cormorant 350; Anhinga 80; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 70; Great Egret 143; Snowy Egret 352; Little Blue Heron 80; Tricolored Heron 49; Cattle Egret 65; Green Heron 2; Black-crowned Night-Heron 3; White Ibis 804; Plegadis sp. 76; Black Vulture 16; Turkey Vulture 63; Wood Duck 29; Gadwall 9; Mallard 9; Blue-winged Teal 2; No. Shoveler 2; Ring-necked Duck 1; Lesser Scaup 237; Bufflehead 1; Hooded Merganser 26; Red-breasted Merganser 1;  Osprey 8;  Bald Eagle 6; No. Harrier 3; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 35; Red-tailed Hawk 19; Am. Kestrel 14; Merlin 1; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 5; Killdeer 249; Greater Yellowlegs 11; Spotted Sandpiper 8; Least Sandpiper 1; Wilson’s Snipe 9; Laughing Gull 233; Bonaparte’s Gull 54; Ring-billed Gull 411; Herring Gull 15; Caspian Tern 5; Royal Tern 21; Forster’s Tern 73; Rock Pigeon 63; Eurasian Collared-Dove 42; Mourning Dove 109; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 2; Barred Owl 11; Broad-billed Hummingbird 1; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4; Black-chinned Hummingbird 4; Archilochus sp. 2; Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1; Rufous Hummingbird 11; Allen’s Hummingbird 1; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 21; Belted Kingfisher 23; Red-bellied Woodpecker 57; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 20; Downy Woodpecker 28; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 6; Pileated Woodpecker 17; E. Phoebe 55; Empidonax sp. 1; Ash-throated Flycatcher 2; Couch’s Kingbird 1; Loggerhead Shrike 42; White-eyed Vireo 4; Blue-headed Vireo 17; Blue Jay 69; Am. Crow 299; Fish Crow 27; Tree Swallow 1333; Carolina Chickadee 164; Tufted Titmouse 60; Carolina Wren 80; House Wren 13; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 4; Marsh Wren 21; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 58; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 16; E. Bluebird 25; Hermit Thrush 1; Am. Robin 234; Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 74; Brown Thrasher 11; European Starling 903; Am. Pipit 135; Cedar Waxwing 91; Orange-crowned Warbler 65; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 676; Pine Warbler 10; Palm Warbler 10; Com. Yellowthroat 24; Wilson’s Warbler 1; E. Towhee 2; Chipping Sparrow 44; Field Sparrow 1; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 392; Le Conte's Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 40; Swamp Sparrow 92; White-throated Sparrow 63; White-crowned Sparrow 2; No. Cardinal 186; Red-winged Blackbird 965; E. Meadowlark 101; Rusty Blackbird 13; Com. Grackle 412; Boat-tailed Grackle 175; Brown-headed Cowbird 151; Baltimore Oriole 2; Bullock’s Oriole 1; House Finch 4; Am. Goldfinch 120; House Sparrow 150.

  Total: 126 species; ? 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, Theresa Blappert, Chris Brantley, George Domas; R. Martin Guidry, Vickie LeFevers, Helen Meyse, Nancy L. Newfield, Rosemary Seidler, Ronald Stein, Tommy Walker, 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 20, 2003; 5:20 am to 6:30 pm; Temp 30o to 50o F. Wind S, 0-1 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 19 in field in 16 parties (non-owling); 1.25 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 104.50; party-miles 213.10; 65.15 hours and 35 miles on foot, 33.10 hours and 144.1 miles by car, 5 hours and 34 miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 108; Eared Grebe 2; W. Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 926; Brown Pelican 258; Neotropic Cormorant 383; Double-crested Cormorant 630; Am. Bittern 3; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 166; Great Egret 247; Snowy Egret 581; Little Blue Heron 59; Tricolored Heron 49; Reddish Egret CW; Cattle Egret 5; Green Heron 3; Black-crowned Night-Heron 147; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 248; White-faced Ibis 270; Plegadis sp. 1240; Roseate Spoonbill 108; Black Vulture 102; Turkey Vulture 102; Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 15; Greater White-fronted Goose 390; Snow Goose 1071; Canada Goose 399; Wood Duck 1; Gadwall 687; Am. Wigeon 35; Mallard 23; Mottled Duck 18; Blue-winged Teal 83; No. Shoveler 117; No. Pintail 10; Am. Green-winged Teal 1268; Canvasback 1; Redhead 8; Ring-necked Duck 10; Lesser Scaup 306; Bufflehead 13; Com. Goldeneye 13; Hooded Merganser 6; Red-breasted Merganser 2; Ruddy Duck 20; Osprey 8; White-tailed Kite 5; No. Harrier 42; Sharp-shinned Hawk 8; Cooper’s Hawk 7; Accipiter sp. 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 5; Red-tailed Hawk 96; Am. Kestrel 33; Merlin 6; Peregrine Falcon 7; Clapper Rail 73; King Rail 33; Virginia Rail 2; Sora 18; Com. Moorhen 466; Am. Coot 962; Black-bellied Plover 39; Snowy Plover 24; Wilson’s Plover 10; Semipalmated Plover 28; Piping Plover 2; Killdeer 377; Black-necked Stilt 183; Am. Avocet 750; Greater Yellowlegs 29; Lesser Yellowlegs 9; Willet 116; Spotted Sandpiper 8; Whimbrel 1; Long-billed Curlew 10; Ruddy Turnstone 1; Sanderling 146; W. Sandpiper 32; Least Sandpiper 224; Dunlin 135; Stilt Sandpiper 1; peep sp. 4; Short-billed Dowitcher 1; Long-billed Dowitcher 286; dowitcher sp. 400; Wilson’s Snipe 36; Am. Woodcock 1; Pomarine Jaeger 1; Laughing Gull 3338; Bonaparte’s Gull 7; Ring-billed Gull 1556; Herring Gull 82; Gull-billed Tern 6; Caspian Tern 35; Royal Tern 153; Forster’s Tern 374; Black Skimmer 830; Rock Pigeon 26; Eurasian Collared-Dove 167; White-winged Dove 501; Mourning Dove 223; Inca Dove 36; Barn Owl 2; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 7; Buff-bellied Hummingbird CW; Belted Kingfisher 130; Red-bellied Woodpecker 21; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  24; Downy Woodpecker 44; Hairy Woodpecker 11; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 14; E. Phoebe 86; Loggerhead Shrike 109; White-eyed Vireo 2; Blue-headed Vireo 11; Red-eyed Vireo 1; Blue Jay 123; Fish Crow 9; Tree Swallow 1210; Carolina Chickadee 41; Carolina Wren 12; House Wren 59; Sedge Wren 56; Marsh Wren 60; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 136; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 62; E. Bluebird 13; Hermit Thrush 12; Am. Robin 447; Gray Catbird 21; No. Mockingbird 136; Brown Thrasher 35; European Starling 888; Am. Pipit 276; Cedar Waxwing 10; Orange-crowned Warbler 108; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 839; Pine Warbler 13; Palm Warbler 14; Am. Redstart 1; Com. Yellowthroat 132; Wilson’s Warbler 2; Yellow-breasted Chat 2; E. Towhee 1; Chipping Sparrow 19; Savannah Sparrow 634; Le Conte’s Sparrow 4; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 113; Seaside Sparrow 34; Song Sparrow 63; Lincoln’s Sparrow 26; Swamp Sparrow 391; White-throated Sparrow 118; White-crowned Sparrow 57; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 5; No. Cardinal 236; Indigo Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 5296; E. Meadowlark 80; Com. Grackle 1033; Boat-tailed Grackle 1092; Great-tailed Grackle 1013; Brown-headed Cowbird 61; Am. Goldfinch 103; House Sparrow 113. 

  Total: 163 species; 37,781 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – R. Martin Guidry, 1639 North Shore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70817 guidryrm@cox.net; Mahlon Ayme, David Booth, Chris Brantley, Winston Caillouet, Paul Conover, Lehman Ellis, Kreg Ellzey, Ivan Fruge, Michael Fruge, R. Martin Guidry, Brian Henderson, Chris Hightower, Steve Matherly, David Muth, B. Mac Myers, Dave Patton, Dan Purrington, Christie Riehl, Curtis Sorrells, Mark Swan, Tommy Walker, Phillip Wallace, Melvin Weber, Jim Whelan

 

Shreveport (LA SH)

32o 32’ N  93o 53’ W, center 3 miles s of Blanchard. Dec 14, 2003; Temp 29o to 59o F. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 19 in field in ? parties (non-owling) plus ? at feeders (? hours). Total party-hours 72.5.

·        Com. Loon 2; Pied-billed Grebe 28; Horned Grebe 9; Am. White Pelican 359; Double-crested Cormorant 7618; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 51; Great Egret 181; White Ibis 6; Black Vulture 87; Turkey Vulture 97; Wood Duck 33; Gadwall 148; Am. Wigeon 2; Mallard 108; Blue-winged Teal 50; No. Shoveler 33; No. Pintail 1; Am. Green-winged Teal 25; Canvasback 15; Ring-necked Duck 25; Greater Scaup 1; Lesser Scaup 111; Bufflehead 190; Hooded Merganser 32; Ruddy Duck 4229; Bald Eagle 1; No. Harrier 3; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 14; Red-tailed Hawk 24; Am. Kestrel 6; Virginia Rail 2; Am. Coot 860; Killdeer 111; Spotted Sandpiper 4; Greater Yellowlegs 7; Least Sandpiper 68; Wilson’s Snipe 14; Am. Woodcock 4; Bonaparte’s Gull 605; Ring-billed Gull 4824; Herring Gull 3; Forster’s Tern 944; Rock Dove 492; Mourning Gull 217; Inca Dove 6; E. Screech-Owl 8; Great Horned Owl 5; Barred Owl 6; Belted Kingfisher 16; Red-headed Woodpecker 33; Red-bellied Woodpecker 73; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4; Downy Woodpecker 37; Hairy Woodpecker 6; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 59; Pileated Woodpecker 23; E. Phoebe 52; Loggerhead Shrike 24; Blue-headed Vireo 1; Blue Jay 117; Am. Crow 326; Fish Crow 64; Carolina Chickadee 233; Tufted Titmouse 106; White-breasted Nuthatch 12; Brown-headed Nuthatch 11; Brown Creeper 11; Carolina Wren 57; Bewick’s Wren 2; House Wren 7; Winter Wren 7; Marsh Wren 3; Golden-crowned Kinglet 14; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 158; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1; E. Bluebird 138; Hermit Thrush 24; Am. Robin 338; No. Mockingbird 57; Brown Thrasher 21; European Starling 794; Am. Pipit 1; Cedar Waxwing 289; Orange-crowned Warbler 12; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 203; Pine Warbler 56; Palm Warbler 2; Spotted Towhee 2; E. Towhee 18; Chipping Sparrow 282; Field Sparrow 36; Vesper Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 181; Le Conte’s Sparrow 2; Fox Sparrow 4; Song Sparrow 50; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 16; White-throated Sparrow 241; White-crowned Sparrow 34; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 237;  No. Cardinal 195; Red-winged Blackbird 25,120; E. Meadowlark 185; W. Meadowlark 4; Rusty Blackbird 24; Brewer’s Blackbird 10; Com. Grackle 4131; Brown-headed Cowbird 27; House Finch 7; Pine Siskin 1; Am. Goldfinch 486; House Sparrow 42.

  Total: 115 species; ? individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Charles Lyon, 8617 E Wilderness Way, Shreveport, LA 71106 clyon@softdisk.com; Linda Adrion, Rachel Demascal, Lynn Fitzgerald, Mac Hardy, Pat Hervey, Mary Jacobs, Vicki LeFevers, Charles Lyon, Chuck Moffet, Sally Moffet, Rosemary Seidler, Jean Trahan, and Jeff Trahan

 

St. Tammany Parish (LA ST)
30o 24' N  90o 05' W, center 0.6 mi. ssw jct. I-12 & US 190. Jan. 03, 2004;
6:00 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 65o to 75o F. Wind South 5-10 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM local fog. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 31 in field in 11 parties (non-owling) plus 18 at feeders (60.5 hours); 0.5 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 120; party-miles 369.5; 54.25 hours and 30 miles on foot, 65.75 hours and 339.5 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 8; Pied-billed Grebe 42; Horned Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 50; Brown Pelican 34; Double-crested Cormorant 172; Anhinga 5; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 18; Great Egret 113; Snowy Egret 128; Little Blue Heron 6; Tricolored Heron 27; Cattle Egret 3; Green Heron 1; White Ibis 618; Plegadis sp. 6;  Black Vulture 17; Turkey Vulture 30; Greater White-fronted Goose 1; Snow Goose 1; Canada Goose 7; Wood Duck 62; Gadwall 9; Am. Wigeon 1; Mallard 36; Mottled Duck 2; Blue-winged Teal 53; No. Pintail 1; Am. Green-winged Teal 1; duck sp. 40; Ring-necked Duck 71; Lesser Scaup 18; Bufflehead 147; Hooded Merganser 2; Ruddy Duck 20; Osprey 3; Bald Eagle 4; (a)1; (u)3; No. Harrier 6; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper's Hawk 5; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 47; Red-tailed Hawk 22; Am. Kestrel 6; Merlin 1; falcon sp. 1; No. Bobwhite 2; Virginia Rail 11; Sora 4; Com. Moorhen 43; Am. Coot 202; Killdeer 110; Greater Yellowlegs 7; Lesser Yellowlegs 2; Spotted Sandpiper 6; Dunlin CW; Wilson's Snipe 16; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 171; Bonaparte's Gull 75; Ring-billed Gull 138; Herring Gull 8; Caspian Tern 5; Royal Tern 56; Forster's Tern 378; Rock Dove 331; Eurasian Collared-Dove 90; Mourning Dove 176; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 4; Barred Owl 8; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 3; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2; Black-chinned Hummingbird 1; Calliope Hummingbird 1; Rufous Hummingbird 33;  Allen's Hummingbird 2; Allen's/Rufous Hummingbird 2; Belted Kingfisher 18; Red-headed Woodpecker 34; Red-bellied Woodpecker 194; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 19; Downy Woodpecker 79; Hairy Woodpecker 4; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 43; Pileated Woodpecker 43; E. Phoebe 54; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; W. Kingbird 2; Loggerhead Shrike 31; White-eyed Vireo 5; Blue-headed Vireo 24; Blue Jay 289; Am. Crow 259; Fish Crow 20; crow sp. 2; Tree Swallow 67,306; Carolina Chickadee 463; Tufted Titmouse 192; Brown-headed Nuthatch 106; Brown Creeper 3; Carolina Wren 201; House Wren 15; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 1; Marsh Wren 14; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 136; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 25; E. Bluebird 241; Hermit Thrush 24; Am. Robin 882; Gray Catbird 19; No. Mockingbird 117; Brown Thrasher 33; European Starling 409; Am. Pipit 32; Cedar Waxwing 250; Orange-crowned Warbler 18; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1,737; Yellow-throated Warbler 1; Pine Warbler 354; Palm Warbler 3; Com. Yellowthroat 19; Summer Tanager 2; E. Towhee 71; Chipping Sparrow 573; Field Sparrow 4; Savannah Sparrow 21; Henslow's Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 16; Lincoln's Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 127; White-throated Sparrow 263; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 27; No. Cardinal 528; Red-winged Blackbird 2,847; E. Meadowlark 12; Rusty Blackbird 4; Com. Grackle 707; Boat-tailed Grackle 43; Brown-headed Cowbird 86; House Finch 68; Am. Goldfinch 207; House Sparrow 19. 

 Total: 139 species; 83,092 individuals.

 Participants: Compiler - Linda Beall, PO Box 2529, Covington, LA  70434 lbeall@minilogic.com; A.J. Bailey, Linda Beall, Chris Brantley, Olga Clifton, Walter Clifton, Betty Doize', George Domas, Charlotte Fanz, Leslie Guidry, Richard Hale, Vicki LeFevers, Steve Locke, Rusty Mahony, Mary Mehaffey, Pam Morgan, Nancy Newfield, John Owens, Margaret Owens, Rosemary Seidler, Janice Simpson, Jerry Simpson, Mary Ulmer, Dallas Ward, Bill Wayman, Melvin Weber, Doug Wilds, Jane Wilds, 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 05, 2004; Temp 28o to 43o F. Wind var., 0-20 mph. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 4 in field in 4 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 21.5; party-miles 117; 2 hours and 4 miles on foot, 19.5 hours and 113 miles by car.

·        Double-crested Cormorant 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10; Great Egret 10; Black Vulture 56; Turkey Vulture 19; Greater White-fronted Goose 35; Snow Goose 16,600; Ross’s Goose 3; Gadwall 24; Mallard 103; No. Shoveler 2; Green-winged Teal 60; Hooded Merganser 1; No. Harrier 14; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 5; Red-tailed Hawk 13; Am. Kestrel 26; Killdeer 81; Greater Yellowlegs 4; Least Sandpiper 40; Mourning Dove 270; Red-headed Woodpecker 3; Red-bellied Woodpecker 90; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 10; Downy Woodpecker 32; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 4; Pileated Woodpecker 9; E. Phoebe 9; Loggerhead Shrike 44; Blue-headed Vireo 1; Blue Jay 55; Am. Crow 68; Horned Lark 115; Carolina Chickadee 84; Tufted Titmouse 82; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 58; Golden-crowned Kinglet 15; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 39; E. Bluebird 42; Hermit Thrush 9; Am. Robin 30; No. Mockingbird 13; Brown Thrasher 4; European Starling 263; Am. Pipit 2; Cedar Waxwing 48; Orange-crowned Warbler 3; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 38; Com. Yellowthroat 3; E. Towhee 12; Chipping Sparrow 30; Field Sparrow 1; Vesper Sparrow 5; Savannah Sparrow 445; Song Sparrow 14; Swamp Sparrow 22; White-throated Sparrow 241; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 84; No. Cardinal 217; Red-winged Blackbird 2992; E. Meadowlark 229; Rusty Blackbird 54; Brewer’s Blackbird 11; Com. Grackle 120; Brown-headed Cowbird 58; Am. Goldfinch 24; House Sparrow 6.

  Total: 70 species; 23,119 individuals.

Participants: Compiler – Scott Somershoe, 2524 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 ssomershoe2001@yahoo.com ; David King, Judy Shearer, Scott Somershoe, Dan Twedt

 

Thibodaux (LA TX)

29o 49’ N  90o 45’ W, center jct. Laurel Valley Canal & Pitre Lening Canal. Dec 28, 2003; 7:00 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 41o to 73o F. Wind SE, 10-20 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy, PM partly clear. Observers: 15 in field in 6 parties (non-owling) plus 2 at feeders (4 hours); 0 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 48.75; party-miles 214.25; 28.5 hours and 23.75 miles on foot, 17.75 hours and 182 miles by car, 2.5 hours and 8.5 miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 10; Double-crested Cormorant 246; Anhinga 26; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 33; Great Egret 84; Snowy Egret 54; Little Blue Heron 10; Tricolored Heron 2; Cattle Egret 86; Green Heron 1; White Ibis 117; Plegadis sp. 78; Black Vulture 11; Turkey Vulture 94; Wood Duck 29; N. Shoveler 4; N. Pintail 1; Redhead 2; Lesser Scaup 3; Ruddy Duck 1; duck sp. 5; Bald Eagle 10; (a) 3; (i) 7; No. Harrier 6; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 26; Red-tailed Hawk 23; Am. Kestrel 13; Com. Moorhen 58; Am. Coot 11; Killdeer 217; Black-necked Stilt 37; Greater Yellowlegs 5; yellowlegs sp. 18; Spotted Sandpiper 3; Least Sandpiper 11; Wilson’s Snipe 2; Laughing Gull 6; Ring-billed Gull 7; Herring Gull 32; Caspian Tern 1; Forster’s Tern 25; Rock Dove 38; Eurasian Collared-Dove 20; Mourning Dove 100; Inca Dove 5; Com. Ground-Dove 3; Barn Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 1; Barred Owl 7; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3; Black-chinned Hummingbird 8; Archilochus sp. 2; Rufous Hummingbird 6; Allen’s Hummingbird 3;  Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird 18; Selasphorus sp. 6; hummingbird sp. 1; Belted Kingfisher 16; Red-bellied Woodpecker 26; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 9; Downy Woodpecker 16; Hairy Woodpecker 1; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 4; Pileated Woodpecker 15; E. Phoebe 26; Loggerhead Shrike 39; White-eyed Vireo 4; Blue-headed Vireo 3; Blue Jay 52; Am. Crow 736; Tree Swallow 716; No. Rough-winged Swallow 1; Carolina Chickadee 85; Tufted Titmouse 30; Carolina Wren 59; House Wren 5; Sedge Wren 2; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 30; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 16; E. Bluebird 41; Am. Robin 427; Gray Catbird 4; No. Mockingbird 56; Brown Thrasher 3; European Starling 325; Am. Pipit 48; Cedar Waxwing 19; Orange-crowned Warbler 18; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 234; Pine Warbler 6; Palm Warbler 14; Com. Yellowthroat 25; Wilson’s Warbler 1; E. Towhee 6; Chipping Sparrow 129; Savannah Sparrow 86; Swamp Sparrow 38; White-throated Sparrow 75; No. Cardinal 118; Red-winged Blackbird 1449; E. Meadowlark 31; Com. Grackle 163; Boat-tailed Grackle 181; Bronzed Cowbird 1; Brown-headed Cowbird 167; Baltimore Oriole 2; House Finch 5; Am. Goldfinch 77; House Sparrow 77.

  Total: 101 species; 7,354 individuals.

  Participants: Compilers – Beth Maniscalco, 206 Pamela Place, Thibodaux, LA 70301  beth.maniscalco@nicholls.edu; Lisa Robichaux, 120 Blouin Lane, Raceland, LA 70394; Pat Allen, Janelle Bergeron, John Conover, Leslie Daigle, Margie Daigle, Beth Maniscalco, Sam Maniscalco,  Marilyn Milek, Dotsy Oubre, Sandy Ostheimer, Jed Pitre, Betsy Ristroph, Lisa Robichaux, Stephanie Rodrigue, Diane Sanders

 

Venice (LA VE)

29o 20’ N  89o 26’ W, center Triumph, including Venice to Tidewater & Buras. Jan. 2, 2004; Temp 62o to 77o F. Still water open. Moving water open. Observers: 9 in field in 3 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 38.25.

·        Common Loon 22; Pied-billed Grebe 34; Am. White Pelican 80; Brown Pelican 57; Double-crested Cormorant 912; Anhinga 4; American Bittern 1; Least Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 23; Great Egret 52; Snowy Egret 65; Little Blue Heron 23; Tricolored Heron 26; Cattle Egret 46; Green Heron 5; Black-crowned Night-Heron 69; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 341; Glossy Ibis 1; White-faced Ibis 2; Plegadis sp. 130; Roseate Spoonbill 6; Black Vulture 2; Turkey Vulture 260; Gadwall 215; Mallard 4; Blue-winged Teal 31; No. Shoveler 2; Am. Green-winged Teal 3; Lesser Scaup 330; Red-breasted Merganser 11; Osprey 18; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 22; Broad-winged Hawk 1; Red-tailed Hawk 11; Am. Kestrel 17; Peregrine Falcon 2; Clapper Rail 22; King Rail 17; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 2; Com. Moorhen 57; Am. Coot 540; Killdeer 66; Black-necked Stilt 2; Greater Yellowlegs 4; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; Spotted Sandpiper 3; Wilson’s Snipe 5; Laughing Gull 931; Ring-billed Gull 1553; Herring Gull 532; Lesser Black-backed Gull 1; Caspian Tern 15; Royal Tern 2; Forster’s Tern 27; Rock Pigeon 52; Eurasian Collared-Dove 14; White-winged Dove 145; Mourning Dove 129; Groove-billed Ani 10; Barn Owl 3; E. Screech-Owl 7; Great Horned Owl 5; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 3; Belted Kingfisher 35; Red-bellied Woodpecker 10; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 13; Downy Woodpecker 19; Hairy Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 1; E. Phoebe 69; Ash-throated Flycatcher 2; Brown-crested Flycatcher 2; W. Kingbird 6; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 44; Loggerhead Shrike 3; White-eyed Vireo 6; Blue-headed Vireo 16; Blue Jay 32; Am. Crow 101; Tree Swallow 3609; Carolina Chickadee 106; Tufted Titmouse 1; Carolina Wren 39; House Wren 19; Sedge Wren 2; Marsh Wren 11; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 36; E. Bluebird 4; Hermit Thrush 3; Am. Robin 22; Gray Catbird 54; No. Mockingbird 43; Brown Thrasher 8; European Starling 147; Am. Pipit 34; Cedar Waxwing 2; Orange-crowned Warbler 83; Nashville Warbler 1; No. Parula 1; Yellow Warbler 3; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 335; Yellow-throated Warbler 2; Pine Warbler 3; Prairie Warbler 1; Palm Warbler 41; Black-and-white Warbler 2; Ovenbird 1; No. Waterthrush 1; Com. Yellowthroat 47; Wilson’s Warbler 4; Summer Tanager 1; Chipping Sparrow 5; Savannah Sparrow 27;  Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 2; Seaside Sparrow 7; Song Sparrow 6; Swamp Sparrow 131; White-throated Sparrow 9; No. Cardinal 155; Indigo Bunting 4; Painted Bunting 3; Red-winged Blackbird 878; E. Meadowlark 2; Com. Grackle 108; Boat-tailed Grackle 885; Brown-headed Cowbird 1; Baltimore Oriole 1; Am. Goldfinch 51.

  Total: 132 species; ? individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Robert Purrington, Dept. Physics, Tulane Univ, New Orleans, LA 70118  danny@tulane.edu; Bill McKee. Lisa McKee, David Muth, Robert Purrington, Christie Riehl, Rosemary Seidler, Ed Wallace, Phillip Wallace, Melvin Weber