LOUISIANA Christmas Bird Counts 2004/05

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 02, 2005; 6:00 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 63o to 73o F. Wind SW, 5-17 mph. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy ; PM cloudy, rain.  Observers: 20 in field in 10-11 parties (non-owling); 3.5 hours and 7.1 miles owling. Total party-hours 84.5; party-miles 287.9; 39 hours and 19.5 miles on foot, 39.5 hours and 257.4 miles by car, 3 hours and 10 miles by motorized boat; 3 hours and 1 mile by ATV.

·     Pied-billed Grebe 42; Horned Grebe 2; Am. White Pelican 491; Double-crested Cormorant 28,184; Am. Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 67; Great Egret 513; Snowy Egret 1; Little Blue Heron 7; Tricolored Heron 1; Cattle Egret 1; White Ibis 433; Black Vulture 13; Turkey Vulture 62; Greater White-fronted Goose  17; Snow Goose 111; Ross’s Goose 3; Wood Duck 694; Gadwall 1818; Am. Wigeon 104; Mallard 1021; No. Shoveler 259; No. Pintail 40; Am. Green-winged Teal 310; Canvasback 17; Ring-necked Duck 264; Lesser Scaup 84; Hooded Merganser 4; Ruddy Duck 13; Osprey 1; Bald Eagle 1; No. Harrier 19; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 5; Red-shouldered Hawk 16; Red-tailed Hawk 66; Red-tailed (Harlan’s) Hawk 1; Red-tailed (Krider’s) Hawk 1; Am. Kestrel 36; Merlin 1; Wild Turkey 1; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 12; Am. Coot 498; Killdeer 633; Greater Yellowlegs 68; Spotted Sandpiper 3; Least Sandpiper 29; Long-billed Dowitcher 1; Wilson’s Snipe 276; Am. Woodcock 9; Bonaparte’s Gull 66; Ring-billed Gull 167; Forster’s Tern 76; Rock Pigeon 120; Eurasian Collared-Dove 8; Mourning Dove 138; Inca Dove 3; Barn Owl 2; E. Screech-Owl 10; Great Horned Owl 5; Barred Owl 10; Belted Kingfisher 29; Red-headed Woodpecker 6; Red-bellied Woodpecker 95; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 79; Downy Woodpecker 79; Hairy Woodpecker 11; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 80; Pileated Woodpecker 24; E. Phoebe 72; Loggerhead Shrike 21; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 6; Blue Jay 171; Am. Crow 647; Fish Crow 295; Horned Lark 12; Carolina Chickadee 260; Tufted Titmouse 88; Brown-headed Nuthatch 9; Brown Creeper 7; Carolina Wren 140; Bewick’s Wren 2; House Wren 17; Winter Wren 7; Sedge Wren 1; Marsh Wren 8; Golden-crowned Kinglet 30; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 230; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1; E. Bluebird 359; Hermit Thrush 25; Am. Robin 327; No. Mockingbird 68; Brown Thrasher 16; European Starling 533; Am. Pipit 258; Cedar Waxwing 125; Orange-crowned Warbler 25; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 333; Pine Warbler 189; Com. Yellowthroat 4; E. Towhee 14; Chipping Sparrow 208; Field Sparrow 56; Vesper Sparrow 14; Savannah Sparrow 861; Fox Sparrow 27; Song Sparrow 255; Lincoln’s Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 69; White-throated Sparrow 473; Harris’ Sparrow 1; White-crowned Sparrow 254; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 84; No. Cardinal 454; Red-winged Blackbird 9464; E. Meadowlark 238; W. Meadowlark 2; Rusty Blackbird 10; Brewer’s Blackbird 120; Com. Grackle 1168; Great-tailed Grackle 1; Brown-headed Cowbird 218; blackbird sp. 2800; Baltimore/Bullock’s Oriole CW; Purple Finch 6; Am. Goldfinch 74; House Sparrow 36.

  Total: 126 species; 58,466 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Paul Dickson, P.O.Box 51367, Shreveport, LA 71135 paul@morrisdickson.com; Norma Cobb, Amanda Crnkovic, Paul Dickson, Skipper Dickson, Laurence Hardy, Hubert Hervey, Patricia Hervey, Shirley Huss, Jim Ingold, Bertrand Jerry, Pat Lonnecker, Charles Lyon, Ron Martin, Clyde Massey, Ann McLawrin, Nancy Menasco, Conner Nicholson, Jean Trahan, Jeff Trahan.

 

Baton Rouge (LA BR)

30o 22’ N  91o 07’ W, center 0.25 mi. s.e. jct. Hwys 327 & 42. Jan 02, 2006; 6:00 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 68o to 74o F. Wind calm.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM local fog. PM cloudy. Observers: 38 in field in 14 parties (non-owling) plus 60 at feeders (118 hours); 1 hour and 1.0 miles owling. Total party-hours 135; party-miles 314.8; 86 hours and 29.5 miles on foot, 49 hours and 284.3 miles by car, NA hours and NA miles by motorized boat.

·     Pied-billed Grebe 27; Am. White Pelican 106; Double-crested Cormorant 910; Anhinga 16; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 55; Great Egret 263; Snowy Egret 366; Little Blue Heron 5; Tricolored Heron 10; Cattle Egret 45; Green Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 4; White Ibis 272; Black Vulture 96; Turkey Vulture 158; Greater White-fronted Goose 1; Snow Goose 1; Canada Goose 74; Wood Duck 235; Gadwall 14; Mallard 49; duck sp. 1; Canvasback 1; Ring-necked Duck 654; Lesser Scaup 686; Bufflehead 1; Hooded Merganser 3; Ruddy Duck 30; Osprey 4; No. Harrier 4; Sharp-shinned Hawk 6; Cooper’s Hawk 11; Red-shouldered Hawk 26; Red-tailed Hawk 89; Am. Kestrel 45; Sora 2; Com. Moorhen 1; Am. Coot 202; Killdeer 514; Black-necked Stilt 11; Greater Yellowlegs 5; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; Solitary Sandpiper 1; Spotted Sandpiper 5; W. Sandpiper 7; Least Sandpiper 2; Wilson’s Snipe 31; Am. Woodcock 1; Ring-billed Gull 1338; Herring Gull 22; Caspian Tern 1; Forster’s Tern 5; Rock Pigeon 589; Eurasian Collared-Dove 128; Mourning Dove 1243; Inca Dove 3; Com. Ground-Dove 4; Barn Owl 2; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 12; Barred Owl 23; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 12; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 11; Black-chinned Hummingbird 13;  Archilochus sp. 1; Calliope Hummingbird 6;  Rufous Hummingbird 31; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 19;  Belted Kingfisher 11; Red-headed Woodpecker 36;  Red-bellied Woodpecker 147;  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 52;  Downy Woodpecker 92;  Hairy Woodpecker 6;  No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 50;  Pileated Woodpecker 6; E. Phoebe 107; Loggerhead Shrike 103; White-eyed Vireo 6; Blue-headed Vireo 26; Blue Jay 348; Am. Crow 259; Fish Crow 74; crow sp. 12; Tree Swallow 76; Carolina Chickadee 403; Tufted Titmouse 142; Red-breasted Nuthatch 3; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 336; House Wren 24; Winter Wren 9; Sedge Wren 2;  Marsh Wren 1;  Ruby-crowned Kinglet 200;  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 61; E. Bluebird 155; Hermit Thrush 19; Am. Robin 3309; Gray Catbird 5; No. Mockingbird 356; Brown Thrasher 45; European Starling 5037; Am. Pipit 523; Cedar Waxwing 1491; Orange-crowned Warbler 45; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 596; Pine Warbler 53; Palm Warbler 9; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 21; Wilson’s Warbler 2; E. Towhee 22; Chipping Sparrow 49; Field Sparrow 12; Vesper Sparrow 1; Lark Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 256; Song Sparrow 73; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 112; White-throated Sparrow 403; White-crowned Sparrow 26; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 41; No. Cardinal 863; Blue Grosbeak 1; Painted Bunting 2; Red-winged Blackbird 10,487; E. Meadowlark 83; Rusty Blackbird 25; Brewer’s Blackbird 73; Com. Grackle 1449; Brown-headed Cowbird 917; Baltimore Oriole 5; Purple Finch 12; House Finch 174; Pine Siskin 11; Am. Goldfinch 1450; House Sparrow 821.

  Total: 126 species.

  Participants: Compilers –Victoria Bayless, 456 Highland Creek Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 vmosele@lsu.edu; Laurie Binford; Dennis Demcheck, ddemchec@USGS.gov; Baton Rouge Audubon Society - Coney Barre, Janie Barre, Ron Bayless, Victoria Bayless, Linda Beall, Laurie Binford, Winston Caillouet, Dennis Demcheck,  Lonnie Didier, Carol Foil, Richard Greig, Stefanie Greig, Tiffany Hawkins, Vanassa Hunt, Claudia Husseneder, Guillory Jay, Bill Kelley, JoAnn Kleiman, Joe Kleiman, Mike Liffmann, Michele Martin, Peggy McConnel, Harry Moran, Dorothy Prowell, Kay Radlauer, Lewis Roussel, Linda Roussel, Mark Skinner, Lindsay St. Amant, Robert St. Amant, Carolyn Steele,  Linda Stewart, Gayle Strickland, Jeanell Strickland, Marie Varnes, Chris Witt, Satya Witt, and David Wyatt.

 

 

Butte La Rose (LA LR)

30o 17’ N  91o 41’ W, center 0.25 mi. s.e. jct. Hwys 327 & 42. Dec 19, 2004; 6:30 am to 6:30 pm; Observers: 3 in field in 1 party (non-owling). Total party-hours 10; party-miles 32; 4 hours and 5 miles on foot, 6 hours and 27 miles by car.

·     Pied-billed Grebe 12; Neotropic Cormorant 70; Double-crested Cormorant 20; Anhinga 3; Am. Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 14; Great Egret 70; Snowy Egret 45; Little Blue Heron 2; Tricolored Heron 1; Cattle Egret 11; White Ibis 391; White-faced Ibis 10; Black Vulture 2; Turkey Vulture 33; Greater White-fronted Goose 35; Snow Goose 217; Ross’s Goose 4; Wood Duck 6; Gadwall 8; Mallard 13; No. Shoveler 15; No. Pintail 26; Green-winged Teal 3; Hooded Merganser 2; Osprey 2; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 9; Red-tailed Hawk 6; Am. Kestrel 3; Sora 6; Killdeer 30; Greater Yellowlegs 1; Spotted Sandpiper 2; Wilson’s Snipe 1; Laughing Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 22; Caspian Tern 1; Eurasian Collared-Dove 3; Barred Owl 2; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Belted Kingfisher 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 16;  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6;  Downy Woodpecker 1;  No. (Yellow-shafted) Woodpecker 3;  Pileated Woodpecker 8; W. Kingbird 1; E. Phoebe 29; Loggerhead Shrike 6; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue Jay 10; Am. Crow 16; Fish Crow 3; Tree Swallow 65; Carolina Chickadee 11; Tufted Titmouse 4; Carolina Wren 14; House Wren 4; Sedge Wren 2;  Marsh Wren 2;  Ruby-crowned Kinglet 19;  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2; E. Bluebird 16; Hermit Thrush 1; Am. Robin 1975; Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 40; Brown Thrasher 3; European Starling 75; Am. Pipit 76; Cedar Waxwing 57; Orange-crowned Warbler 4; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 195; Pine Warbler 8; Com. Yellowthroat 7; E. Towhee 2; Chipping Sparrow 6; Savannah Sparrow 85; Song Sparrow 45; Swamp Sparrow 95; White-throated Sparrow 84; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 1; No. Cardinal 77; Red-winged Blackbird 7150; Com. Grackle 1060; Brown-headed Cowbird 37; Purple Finch 1; Am. Goldfinch 73; House Sparrow 8.

  Total: 90 species; 12,512 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –James W Beck, 100 Aurelien Loop #101, Broussard, LA 70518 coati@worldnet.att.net; James W Beck, Michael Musumeche and James Reitter

 

 

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 17, 2005; 5:45 a.m. to 4:30 pm; Temp 28o to 62o F. Wind var, 5-10 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear; PM partly cloudy. Observers: 18 in field in 10 parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeders (5.0 hours);  1.25 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 63; party-miles 211.5; 17 hours and 8.75 miles on foot, 45 hours and 197.75 miles by car, 1 hours and 5 miles by ATV.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 12; Horned Grebe 1; Double-crested Cormorant 632; Anhinga 6; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 91; Great Egret 225; Snowy Egret 3; Little Blue Heron 1; Tricolored Heron 8; Cattle Egret 8; Black-crowned Night-Heron 30; White Ibis  450; Black Vulture 7; Turkey Vulture 87; Greater White-fronted Goose 2057; Snow Goose 6855; Ross’s Goose 4; Wood Duck 63; Gadwall 1212; Am. Wigeon 505; Mallard 10,031; No. Shoveler 1220; Blue-winged Teal 19; No. Pintail 10,020; Am. Green-winged Teal 8950; Canvasback 82; Redhead 2; Ring-necked Duck 5020; Gr. Scaup 6; Lesser Scaup 42; Ruddy Duck 37; Osprey 1; No. Harrier 48; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 20; Red-tailed Hawk 50; Am. Kestrel 15; Merlin 3; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 1; Am. Coot 260; Killdeer 105; Greater Yellowlegs 14; Lesser Yellowlegs 66; Western Sandpiper 600; Least Sandpiper 54; Dunlin 50; Stilt Sandpiper 50; Long-billed Dowitcher 2200; Wilson’s Snipe 5; Am. Woodcock 2; Ring-billed Gull 9; Herring Gull 1; Rock Pigeon 30; White-winged Dove 1; Mourning Dove 436; Com. Ground-Dove 5; Greater Roadrunner 1; E. Screech-Owl 1; Gr. Horned Owl 3; Barred Owl 13; Belted Kingfisher 5; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 33; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 20; Downy Woodpecker 26; Hairy Woodpecker 10; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 20; Pileated Woodpecker 11; E. Phoebe 88; Say’s Phoebe 1; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 12; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 4; Blue Jay 25; Am. Crow 503; Fish Crow 3; Horned Lark 150; Carolina Chickadee 127; Tufted Titmouse 86; Brown-headed Nuthatch 11; Carolina Wren 88; House Wren 2; Sedge Wren 4; Marsh Wren 4; Golden-crowned Kinglet 5; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 125; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9; E. Bluebird 94; Hermit Thrush 28; Am. Robin 60; No. Mockingbird 41; Brown Thrasher 6; European Starling 564; Am. Pipit 33; Cedar Waxwing 239; Orange-crowned Warbler 6; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 183; Pine Warbler 76; Com. Yellowthroat 7; E. Towhee 7; Chipping Sparrow 235; Field Sparrow 10; Vesper Sparrow 9; Savannah Sparrow 1033; Le Conte’s Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 132; Swamp Sparrow 68; White-throated Sparrow 167; White-crowned Sparrow 5; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 7; No. Cardinal 518; Red-winged Blackbird 1663; E. Meadowlark 106; Com. Grackle 1300; Brown-headed Cowbird 500; Purple Finch 1; Am. Goldfinch 228; House Sparrow 16.

  Total: 120 species; 61,030 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Kermit Cummings, 517 Hiawatha Trail, Pineville, LA 71360 kcc71360@aol.com; Charli Bravinder, Patsye Breithaupt, Walter Breithaupt, Roger Breedlove, Kermit Cummings, Marty Floyd, Dorothy Giroux, Fran Guchereau, Billy James, Mary Frances James, Jim Johnson, Andrea Mattison, Clyde Mattison, Tiny Moore, Cathy Powell, Kim Randall, and Wayne Watkins.

 

 

Cheneyville-Lecompte (LA CL)

31o 06’ N  92o 22’ W, center 2 mi ne of Lecompte. Dec. 31, 2005; 6:30 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 62o to 76o F. Wind S, 0-5 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM and PM mostly cloudy.  Observers: 11 in field in 5 parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeders (2.0 hours);  0.75 hours and 2 miles owling. Total party-hours 46.5; party-miles 178.25; 21 hours and 7.75 miles on foot, 25.25 hours and 170.5 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 16; Double-crested Cormorant 317; Anhinga 6; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 45;  Great Egret 119; Snowy Egret 12; Tricolored Heron 1; Cattle Egret 46; White Ibis 113; White-faced Ibis 6; Turkey Vulture 40; Greater White-fronted Goose 738; Snow Goose 2828; Ross’s Goose 1; Wood Duck 11; Gadwall 206; American Wigeon 12; Mallard 92; Blue-winged Teal 8; No. Shoveler 1418; No. Pintail 412; Green-winged Teal 214; Redhead 1; Lesser Scaup 15; Ruddy Duck 20; Bald Eagle 2; No. Harrier 13; Sharp-shinned Hawk 2; Cooper’s Hawk 8; Red-shouldered Hawk 7; Red-tailed Hawk 57; Am. Kestrel 32; Merlin 4; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 1; Am. Coot 600; Sandhill Crane 251; Killdeer 848; Black-necked Stilt 3; Greater Yellowlegs 35; Wilson’s Snipe 38; Am. Woodcock 1; Ring-billed Gull 22; Caspian Tern 1; Rock Pigeon 22; Eurasian Collared-Dove 129; White-winged Dove cw; Mourning Dove 134; Inca Dove 5; Barn Owl 2; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 3; Barred Owl 2; Belted Kingfisher 12; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 36; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 21; Downy Woodpecker 21; Hairy Woodpecker 1; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 1; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 23; Pileated Woodpecker 14; E. Phoebe 48; Vermilion Flycatcher 2; Loggerhead Shrike 51; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 5; Blue Jay 81; Am. Crow 669; Fish Crow 8; Horned Lark 14; Carolina Chickadee 62; Tufted Titmouse 34; Brown-headed Nuthatch 8; Carolina Wren 66; House Wren 3; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 2; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 45; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1; E. Bluebird 298; Hermit Thrush 6; Am. Robin 2029; Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 114; Brown Thrasher 3; European Starling 351; Am. Pipit 560; Cedar Waxwing 218; Orange-crowned Warbler 4; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 186; Pine Warbler 104; Palm Warbler 2; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 1; E. (Rufous-sided) Towhee 4; Chipping Sparrow 231; Field Sparrow 2; Vesper Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 566; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 56; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 36; White-throated Sparrow 125; White-crowned Sparrow 17; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 20; No. Cardinal 276; Red-winged Blackbird 25,659; E. Meadowlark 95; Brewer’s Blackbird 3; Com. Grackle 263; Brown-headed Cowbird 412; Purple Finch cw; House Finch cw; Am. Goldfinch 234; House Sparrow 63.

  Total: 114 species; 42,098 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Marty Floyd, 2044 Bayou Road, Cheneyville, LA 71325 marty.floyd@la.usda.gov; Loose Alliance of Casual and/or Keen Birders of Central Louisiana - Roger Breedlove, Jacalyn Duncan,  Marty Floyd, Jim Johnson, Andrea Mattison, Clyde Mattison, E.V. “Tiny” Moore, Jerry Walls, Becky Watkins, Wayne Watkins, and Ariel White

 

 

Claiborne (LACB)

32o 47’ N  92o 57’ W, center on Arizona Road/LA 806 near Arizona Methodist Church 2 mi south of intersection of Arizona Road/LA 806 and LA 2. Dec. 15, 2005; 5:45 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 34o to 50o F. Wind NW, 0-2 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM and PM cloudy, light rain. Observers: 15 in field in 6-8 parties (non-owling); 2 hours and 9 miles owling. Total party-hours 61.75; party-miles 300.75; 34.25 hours and 5.5 miles on foot, 27.5 hours and 295.3 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 3, Pied-billed Grebe 29; Horned Grebe 11; Double-crested Cormorant 199; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 27;  Great Egret 76; Black Vulture 30; Turkey Vulture 73; Snow Goose (white form) 7; Snow Goose (blue form) 1; Mallard 30; Greater Scaup 1; Lesser Scaup 235; Bufflehead 19; Hooded Merganser 8; Ruddy Duck 53; Osprey 2; Bald Eagle 1 (imm); Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 14; Red-tailed Hawk 7; Am. Kestrel 7; Am. Coot 149; Killdeer 16; Spotted Sandpiper 4; Bonaparte’s Gull 5; Ring-billed Gull 14; Forster’s Tern 6; Rock Pigeon 90; Mourning Dove 19; E. Screech-Owl 4; Great Horned Owl 4; Barred Owl 2; Belted Kingfisher 7; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 42; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 38; Downy Woodpecker 42; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 36; Pileated Woodpecker 20; E. Phoebe 17; Loggerhead Shrike 5; Blue-headed Vireo 12; Blue Jay 227; Am. Crow 301; Fish Crow 7; Carolina Chickadee 120; Tufted Titmouse 62; Red-breasted Nuthatch 5; Brown-headed Nuthatch 12; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 88; Bewick’s Wren 1; House Wren 9; Golden-crowned Kinglet 32; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 189; E. Bluebird 161; Hermit Thrush 53; Am. Robin 410; Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 60; Brown Thrasher 14; European Starling 78; Am. Pipit 16; Cedar Waxwing 6; Orange-crowned Warbler 4; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 670; Pine Warbler 156; E. (Rufous-sided) Towhee 43; Chipping Sparrow 426; Field Sparrow 21; Lark Sparrow 14; Savannah Sparrow 25; Fox Sparrow 8; Song Sparrow 88; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 6; White-throated Sparrow 277; White-crowned Sparrow 3; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 289; No. Cardinal 359; E. Meadowlark 70; Com. Grackle 28; Brown-headed Cowbird 70; House Finch 30; Am. Goldfinch 96; House Sparrow 18.

  Total: 87 species; 5,920 individuals.

  Participants: Compilers –Nancy Menasco, 503 Haynes Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71105, nmcpa@aol.com; Mary Ellen Lewis, 180 Post Oak Road, Homer, LA 71040, melewis180@aol.com;  Linda Adrion, Pat Bates, Jerry Bertrand, Amanda Crnkovic, Laurence Hardy, Janis Harrison, Jim Ingold, Loice Kendrick-Lacy, Sterling Lacy, Victoria LeFevers, Mary Ellen Lewis, Nancy Menasco, Rosemary Seidler, Jean Trahan, Jeff Trahan

 

 

Creole (LA CR)

29o 48’ N  93o 06’ W, center jct. Rts. 27 & 1143. Dec 19, 2004; 6:00 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 45o to 55o F. Wind SE, 5-10 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM and. PM clear. Observers: 9 in field in 4 parties (non-owling); 0.5 hours and x miles owling. Total party-hours 71; party-miles 146; 22 hours and 11 miles on foot, 12 hours and 48 miles by car; 3.5 hours and 6 miles by boat.

·        Common Loon 1, Pied-billed Grebe 55; Horned Grebe 1; Eared Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 301; Brown Pelican 66; Neotropic Cormorant 189; Double-crested Cormorant 149; Anhinga 2; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 61; Great Egret 90; Snowy Egret 71; Little Blue Heron 18; Tricolored Heron 12; Cattle Egret 8; Green Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 86; White Ibis 1087; White-faced Ibis 154; Turkey Vulture 24; Greater White-fronted Goose 717; Snow Goose 2720; Ross’s Goose 3; Gadwall 54; Mallard 22; Mottled Duck 32; Blue-winged Teal 265; No. Shoveler 231; No. Pintail 430; Am. Green-winged Teal 462; Ring-necked Duck 511; Lesser Scaup 2342; Bufflehead 5; Red-breasted Merganser 22; Ruddy Duck 26; Osprey 1; White-tailed Kite 3; No. Harrier 40; Sharp-shinned Hawk 5; Cooper’s Hawk 7; Red-tailed Hawk 57; Red-tailed (Krider’s) Hawk 1; Am. Kestrel 3; Merlin 1; Peregrine Falcon 2; Clapper Rail 1; King Rail 4; Virginia Rail 11; Sora 6; Purple Gallinule 1; Com. Moorhen 747; Am. Coot 3100; Black-bellied Plover 32; Snowy Plover 10; Semipalmated Plover 2; Piping Plover 2; Killdeer 177; Black-necked Stilt 169; Am. Avocet 435; Greater Yellowlegs 6; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; Willet 65; Marbled Godwit 10; Ruddy Turnstone 3; Sanderling 150; Western Sandpiper 10; Least Sandpiper 9; Dunlin 200; Short-billed Dowitcher 12; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 1557; Bonaparte’s Gull 122; Ring-billed Gull 1076; Herring Gull 41; Gull-billed Tern 49; Caspian Tern 42; Royal Tern 100; Forster’s Tern 33; Black Skimmer 110; White-winged Dove 18; Mourning Dove 33; Inca Dove 12; Great Horned Owl 1; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Belted Kingfisher 23; Red-bellied Woodpecker 5; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 15; Downy Woodpecker 21; Hairy Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 5; E. Phoebe 63; Vermilion Flycatcher 2; Loggerhead Shrike 41; Blue-headed Vireo 4; Blue Jay 78; Fish Crow 588; Tree Swallow 1725; Carolina Chickadee 1; House Wren 22; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 7; Marsh Wren 29; Golden-crowned Kinglet 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 109; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 75; E. Bluebird 2; Hermit Thrush 20; Am. Robin 1309; Gray Catbird 3; No. Mockingbird 52; Brown Thrasher 18; European Starling 1120; Am. Pipit 206; Cedar Waxwing 75; Orange-crowned Warbler 52; No. Parula 1; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 211; Pine Warbler 56; Palm Warbler 18; Com. Yellowthroat 63; Wilson’s Warbler 2; Summer Tanager cw; Spotted Towhee 1; Chipping Sparrow 2; Field Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 272; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 3; Seaside Sparrow 9; Song Sparrow 32; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 79; White-throated Sparrow 31; White-crowned Sparrow 28; No. Cardinal 88; Indigo Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 2100; E. Meadowlark 6; Brewer’s Blackbird 34; Com. Grackle 65; Boat-tailed Grackle 410; Great-tailed Grackle 62; Brown-headed Cowbird 110; Am. Goldfinch 18; House Sparrow 5.

  Total: 146 species; 29,801 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Dave Patton, 122 Memory Lane, Lafayette, LA 70506 wdpatton@cox-internet.com; Paul Conover, Brian Henderson, David Muth, Mac Myers, Dave Patton, Dan Purrington, Ken Sztraky, Phillip Wallace, Melvin Weber

 

 

Crowley (LA CW)

30o 08’ N  92o 22’ W, center 7.3 mi s of jct. Hwys. 90 & 13. Dec. 14, 2005; 6:00 am to 6:00 pm; Temp 60o to 77o F. Wind SE, 5-15 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM mist, mostly cloudy. PM overcast, trace rainfall. Observers: 12 in field in 5 parties (non-owling); 1 hours and 2 miles owling. Total party-hours 38.75; party-miles 193.11; 33.75 hours and 19.5 miles on foot, 5.05 hours and 173.6 miles by car

·        Greater White-fronted Goose 5658; Snow Goose 102,465; Ross’s Goose 3; Canada (Cackling) Goose 3; Wood Duck 2; Mallard 55; Mottled Duck 1; Blue-winged Teal 11; No. Shoveler 647; No. Pintail 1091; Am. Green-winged Teal 17; Pied-billed Grebe 3; Double-crested Cormorant 11; Anhinga 5; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 34; Great Egret 380; Snowy Egret 257; Little Blue Heron 15; Cattle Egret 236; Green Heron 2; Black-crowned Night-Heron 66; White Ibis 343; Glossy Ibis 2; White-faced Ibis 15,704; Roseate Spoonbill 17; Turkey Vulture 10; No. Harrier 56; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Cooper’s Hawk 10; Red-shouldered Hawk 11; Red-tailed Hawk 93; Am. Kestrel 51; Merlin 1; Peregrine Falcon 2; King Rail 2; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 2; Black-bellied Plover 44; Semipalmated Plover 10; Killdeer 1333; Black-necked Stilt 930; Greater Yellowlegs 306; Lesser Yellowlegs 228; Marbled Godwit 1; W.  Sandpiper 918; Least Sandpiper 752; Dunlin 2725; Stilt Sandpiper 80; Long-billed Dowitcher 3769; Wilson’s Snipe 159; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 109; Bonaparte’s Gull 2; Ring-billed Gull 582; Herring Gull 3; Gull-billed Tern 26; Forster’s Tern 28; Eurasian Collared-Dove 9; Mourning Dove 249; White-winged Dove 9; Inca Dove 10; Barn Owl 2; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 5; Barred Owl 3; Belted Kingfisher 5; Red-bellied Woodpecker 18; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 11; Downy Woodpecker 5; Hairy Woodpecker 1;No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 4; Least Flycatcher 1;  E. Phoebe 73; Loggerhead Shrike 68; Blue-headed Vireo 10; Blue Jay 23; Am. Crow 26; crow species 3; Tree Swallow 1668; Carolina Chickadee 47; Tufted Titmouse 3; Carolina Wren 30; House Wren 24; Sedge Wren 12; Marsh Wren 2; Golden-crowned Kinglet 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 117; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 39; E. Bluebird 10; Hermit Thrush 8; Am. Robin 3018; Gray Catbird 6; No. Mockingbird 90; Brown Thrasher 2; European Starling 238; Am. Pipit 155; Cedar Waxwing 372; Orange-crowned Warbler 23; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 327; Pine Warbler 62; Palm Warbler (eastern) 3; Com. Yellowthroat 37; Field Sparrow 1; Vesper Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 1119; Song Sparrow 51; Lincoln’s Sparrow 5; Swamp Sparrow 132; White-throated Sparrow 163; White-crowned Sparrow 5; No. Cardinal 176; Dickcissel 12; Red-winged Blackbird 1,864,452; E. Meadowlark 177; Brewer’s Blackbird 5; Com. Grackle 710; Boat-tailed/Great-tailed Grackle 1; Brown-headed Cowbird 9220; Am. Goldfinch 18; House Sparrow 124.

  Total: 119 species; 2,022,480 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Marty Floyd, 2044 Bayou Rd., Cheneyville, LA 71325, marty.floyd@la.usda.gov; David Anderson, Karen Fay, Marty Floyd, Richard Greig, Marty Guidry, Bob Hamilton, Patti Holland, Jay Huner, Joe Kleiman, Haw Chuan Lim, Mike Musumeche, Dave Patton, Matt Pontiff, Van Remsen, Molly Richard, Stacey Scarce, Edna Silverman,  Karen Soileau, Angela Trahan, Bill Vermilion, Jim Whelan

 

 

D’Arbonne (LA DA)

32o 40’ N  92o 15’ W, center L. Drain landing at end of Parish Road 5520. Dec 18, 2004; Temp 33o to 60o F. Still water open. Moving water open. AM and PM clear. Observers: 25 in field in ? parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 100.5; party-miles ?; ? hours and ? miles on foot, ? hours and ? miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 8; Double-crested Cormorant 347; Anhinga 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 30; Great Egret 52; Cattle Egret 11; Black Vulture 85; Turkey Vulture 227; Snow Goose 12; Wood Duck 527; Gadwall 34; Mallard 276; No. Pintail 58; Canvasback 6; Redhead 2; Ring-necked Duck 162; Lesser Scaup 55; Bufflehead 1; Hooded Merganser 75; Ruddy Duck 21; duck sp. 66; Bald Eagle CW; No. Harrier 9; Red-shouldered Hawk 7; Red-tailed Hawk 24; Am. Kestrel 8; Am. Coot 8; Killdeer 58; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; Am. Woodcock 4; Bonaparte’s Gull 28; Ring-billed Gull 8; tern sp. 1; Rock Pigeon 6; Mourning Dove 313; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 1; Barred Owl 6; Belted Kingfisher 9; Red-headed Woodpecker 12; Red-bellied Woodpecker 78; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 41; Downy Woodpecker 35; Hairy Woodpecker 2; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 10; Pileated Woodpecker 25; E. Phoebe 57; Loggerhead Shrike 10; Blue-headed Vireo 16; Blue Jay 159; Am. Crow  469; Fish Crow 28; Horned Lark 2; Carolina Chickadee 269; Tufted Titmouse 156; White-breasted Nuthatch 3; Brown-headed Nuthatch 46; Brown Creeper 9; Carolina Wren 252; House Wren 5; Winter Wren 6; Golden-crowned Kinglet 41; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 189; E. Bluebird 326; Hermit Thrush 28; Am. Robin 145; Gray Catbird 2; No. Mockingbird 101; Brown Thrasher 47; European Starling 215; Am. Pipit 35; Cedar Waxwing 148; Orange-crowned Warbler 15; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 108; Pine Warbler 175; Palm Warbler 10; E. Towhee 111; Chipping Sparrow 306; Field Sparrow 70; Vesper Sparrow 18; Savannah Sparrow 405; Le Conte’s Sparrow 19; Fox Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 147; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 80; White-throated Sparrow 589; White-crowned Sparrow 1; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 329; No. Cardinal 357; Red-winged Blackbird 1007; E. Meadowlark 145; Rusty Blackbird 1; Com. Grackle 72; blackbird sp. 5; Purple Finch CW; Am. Goldfinch 501. 

  Total: 95 species.

  Participants: Compiler –Joan Brown, 3100 Deborah Dr. #63, Monroe, LA 71201 bljnbr@colla.com; Northeast Bird Club – Mike Baranski, Joseph Barron, Dee Baum, Joyce Bennett, Gay Brantley, Joan Brown, Gerry Click, Matt Courtman, Amanda Daniel, Bob Eisenstadt, Kim Golden, Wallace Hardy, Janis Harrison, Loren Hayes, Richard Johnson, Marlena Koper, Edward Levin, Keith Ouchley, Kelby Ouchley, Roselie Overby, Stephen Pagans, John Quinn, Patricia Seager, Ann Smith, Allison Wilkes

 

 

Fort Polk (LA FP)

UTM 15 492596E, 3436210N, 31o 33’ N  93o 44’ W, center 31.334  93.439.  Jan 4, 2005; 6:45 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 64o to 70o F. Wind var., 6–12 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy, PM cloudy. Observers: 8 in field in 5 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 52.25; party-miles 148; 1 hours and 3 miles on foot, 51.25 hours and 218 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 13; Double-crested Cormorant 5; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5; Great Egret 18; Black Vulture 40; Turkey Vulture 67; Greater White-fronted Goose 27; Snow Goose 79; Wood Duck 20; Gadwall 8; Am. Wigeon 2; Mallard 28; Blue-winged Teal 21; No. Shoveler 35; No. Pintail 36; Am. Green-winged Teal 5; Ring-necked Duck 2; Lesser Scaup 2; Ruddy Duck 1; Sharp-shinned Hawk 2; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 4; Red-tailed Hawk 3; Am. Kestrel 24; Wild Turkey 1; Killdeer 9; Wilson’s Snipe 2; Rock Pigeon 8; Eur. Collared-Dove 5; Mourning Dove 47; Inca Dove 3; Belted Kingfisher 1; Red-headed Woodpecker 3; Red-bellied Woodpecker 15; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 19; Downy Woodpecker 15; Hairy Woodpecker 6; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 10; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 11; Pileated Woodpecker 25; E. Phoebe 33; Loggerhead Shrike 7; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 14; Blue Jay 94; Am. Crow  269; Carolina Chickadee 122; Tufted Titmouse 114; Brown-headed Nuthatch 221; Brown Creeper 4; Carolina Wren 77; House Wren 7; Winter Wren 2; Sedge Wren 4; Golden-crowned Kinglet 6; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 140; E. Bluebird 206; Hermit Thrush 21; Am. Robin 524; Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 20; Brown Thrasher 5; European Starling 21; Am. Pipit 10; Cedar Waxwing 620; Orange-crowned Warbler 14; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 321; Pine Warbler 469; Bachman’s Sparrow 2; Chipping Sparrow 293; Field Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 99; Henslow’s Sparrow 5; Le Conte’s Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 29; Swamp Sparrow 32; White-throated Sparrow 40; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 168; No. Cardinal 64; Red-winged Blackbird 38; E. Meadowlark 15; Com. Grackle 4; House Finch 3; Am. Goldfinch 93, House Sparrow 11. 

  Total: 84 species; 4958 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Jim Johnson, Bldg 2505, 1823 23rd St, Ft. Pol, LA 71459 Jim.Johnson@polk.army.mil;  Jim Johnson, Ken Moore, Chris Melder, Gary Pontif,  Beau Gregory, Danny Hudson

 

 

Grand Isle (LA GI)

29o 12’ N  90o 03’ W, center 0.5 mi sw Caminada Bridge. Dec 22, 2004; 6:00 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 61o to 70o F. Wind SW, 5-10 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM light rain. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 13 in field in 5-7 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 40.5; party-miles 72.5; 24 hours and 12.5 miles on foot, 16.5 hours and 60 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 12, Pied-billed Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 162; Brown Pelican 527; Double-crested Cormorant 659; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 20; Great Egret 91; Snowy Egret 65; Little Blue Heron 10; Tricolored Heron 16; Reddish Egret 4; Green Heron 6; Black-crowned Night-Heron 8; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2; White Ibis 142; Roseate Spoonbill 1; Gadwall 15; Mottled Duck 12; Blue-winged Teal 2; No. Shoveler 4; Ring-necked Duck 6; Greater Scaup 20; Lesser Scaup 252; Red-breasted Merganser 32; duck sp. 1000; Osprey 1; No. Harrier 2; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 1; Red- tailed Hawk 1; Buteo sp. 1; Am. Kestrel 10; Peregrine Falcon 2; Clapper Rail 15; Virginia Rail 1; Black-bellied Plover 206; Wilson’s Plover 2; Semipalmated Plover 51; Piping Plover 2; Killdeer 115; Am. Oystercatcher 2; Black-necked Stilt 2; Am. Avocet cw; Greater Yellowlegs 9; Lesser Yellowlegs  9; Willet 17; Spotted Sandpiper 4; Ruddy Turnstone 10; Red Knot 10; Sanderling 54; Western Sandpiper 89; Least Sandpiper 57; Dunlin 377; dowitcher sp. 40; Wilson’s Snipe 2; Laughing Gull 870; Bonaparte’s Gull 1; Ring-billed Gull 775; Herring Gull 66; Glaucous Gull 1; Gr. Black-backed Gull 1; Caspian Tern 31; Royal Tern 112; Forster’s Tern 89; Black Skimmer 750; Eurasian Collared-Dove 4; White-winged Dove 14; Mourning Dove 5; Groove-billed Ani 2; E. Screech Owl 1; Belted Kingfisher 12; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 11; E. Phoebe 8; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; Tree Swallow 4078; Blue Jay 35; Am. Crow 5; Sedge Wren 1; Marsh Wren 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 23; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 35; E. Bluebird 1; Hermit Thrush 4; Am. Robin 20; Gray Catbird 14; No. Mockingbird 81; Brown Thrasher 10; Loggerhead Shrike 14; European Starling 1117; Am. Pipit 9; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 1; Cedar Waxwing 3; Orange-crowned Warbler 13; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 2788; Pine Warbler 2; Palm Warbler 9; Com. Yellowthroat 12; Wilson’s Warbler 4; No. Cardinal 23; E. Towhee 1; Field Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 21; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 6; Seaside Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 47; White-throated Sparrow 9; White-crowned Sparrow 1; Indigo Bunting 2; Red-winged Blackbird 67; E. Meadowlark 6; Boat-tailed Grackle 365; Brown-headed Cowbird 120; Am. Goldfinch 7; House Sparrow 26.

  Total: 114 species; 15,904 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Chris and Taylor Brantley, 162 Elm St.-Lewisburg, Mandeville, LA 70448  chrisbrantley@charter.net; Chris Brantley, Taylor Brantley, Bob Cashner, Fran Cashner, Jenny DiMiceli, Erik Johnson, Vicki Lefevers, Ceci Ripoll, Rosemary Seidler, Liz Sigler, Phil Stouffer, Ed Wallace, Melvin Weber

 

 

Johnsons Bayou (LA JB)

29o 48’ N  93o 43’ W, center 2.78 nnw Johnsons Bayou HS. Jan. 05, 2005; 6:00 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 62o to 74o F. Wind S, 0-1 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM & PM foggy. Observers: 8 in field in 3 parties (non-owling); 0.5 hours owling.  Total party-hours 36.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 67; Am. White Pelican 256; Brown Pelican 15; Neotropic Cormorant 15; Double-crested Cormorant 23; Anhinga 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 13; Great Egret 190; Snowy Egret 51; Little Blue Heron 9; Tricolored Heron 26; Black-crowned Night-Heron 6; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 213; Plegadis sp. 1033; Roseate Spoonbill 32; Black Vulture 27; Turkey Vulture 13; Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 60; Greater White-fronted Goose 24; Snow Goose (white form) 369; Snow Goose (blue form) 75; Ross’ Goose 1; Am. Wigeon 4; Mallard 3; Mottled Duck 6; Blue-winged Teal 181; No. Shoveler 90; Green-winged Teal 78; Greater Scaup 7; Lesser Scaup 56; Red-breasted Merganser 8; Ruddy Duck 1; Osprey 1; White-tailed Kite 1; No. Harrier 21; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 5; Red-tailed Hawk 23; Am. Kestrel 16; Merlin 4; Peregrine Falcon 1; Clapper Rail 5; King Rail 6; Virginia Rail 4; Sora 2; Com. Moorhen 602; Am. Coot 653; Black-bellied Plover 12; Snowy Plover 1; Wilson’s Plover 1; Piping Plover 1; Killdeer 65; Black-necked Stilt 120; Am. Avocet 1; Greater Yellowlegs 5; Willet 2; Spotted Sandpiper 1; Long-billed Curlew 1; Ruddy Turnstone 7; Sanderling 22; W. Sandpiper 1; Least Sandpiper 27; Dunlin 5; Wilson’s Snipe 4; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 12; Bonaparte’s Gull 26; Ring-billed Gull 225; Herring Gull 4; Caspian Tern 1; Royal Tern 15; Forster’s Tern 39; Rock Pigeon 12; Eurasian Collared-Dove 34; White-winged Dove 8; Mourning Dove 28; Inca Dove 14; Barn Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 4; Chuck-will’s-widow 4; Belted Kingfisher 4; Red-bellied Woodpecker 1; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 26; Downy Woodpecker 9; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 12; E. Phoebe 54; Loggerhead Shrike 67; White-eyed Vireo 3; Blue-headed Vireo 9; Blue Jay 34; Tree Swallow 147; Carolina Wren 10; House Wren 15; Sedge Wren 2; Marsh Wren 9; Golden-crowned Kinglet 3; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 55; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 19; Hermit Thrush 20; Am. Robin 1130; Gray Catbird 15; No. Mockingbird 40; Brown Thrasher 21; European Starling 80; Am. Pipit 33; Orange-crowned Warbler 28; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 617; Pine Warbler 17; Black-and-white Warbler 2; Com. Yellowthroat 18; E. Towhee 1; Chipping Sparrow 1; Field Sparrow 1; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 82; LeConte’s Sparrow 4; Song Sparrow 28; Lincoln’s Sparrow 4; Swamp Sparrow 134; White-throated Sparrow 116; White-crowned Sparrow 4; No. Cardinal 65; Red-winged Blackbird 2090; E. Meadowlark 33; Com. Grackle 80; Boat-tailed Grackle 353; Great-tailed Grackle 35; large grackle sp. 210; Brown-headed Cowbird 52; Am. Goldfinch 32.

  Total: 130 species.

  Participants: Compiler – Ken Sztraky, 2541 FM 92, Silsbee, TX 77656-9005 kens@ih2000.net; John Haynes, Brian Henderson, Tony Hylton, Don Jeane, Jeff Pittman,  Ken Sztraky, Colt Westbrook, and John Whittle

 

 

Lafayette (LA LA)

30o 12’ N  92o 06’ W, center 5.5 mi wsw Parish Courthouse. Dec 30, 2004; 6:00 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 54o to 75o F. Wind 15 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 13 in field in 7 parties (non-owling) plus 7 at feeders (14 hours).  Total party-hours 64; party-miles 166; 43 hours and 13 miles on foot, 21 hours and 153 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 1; Neotropic Cormorant 3; Double-crested Cormorant 34; Anhinga 9; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 94; Great Egret 380; Snowy Egret 198; Little Blue Heron 2; Cattle Egret 94; Green Heron 1; White Ibis 500; Glossy Ibis 3; White-faced Ibis 987; Black Vulture 4; Turkey Vulture 131; Greater White-fronted Goose 196; Snow Goose 1168; Ross’s Goose 2; Wood Duck 9; Gadwall 2; Mallard 6; Mottled Duck 3; Blue-winged Teal 1; No. Shoveler 38; Redhead 1; Ring-necked Duck 2; Lesser Scaup 13; Ruddy Duck 1; No. Harrier 14; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 5; Red-shouldered Hawk 7; Red-tailed Hawk 73; Am. Kestrel 48; Merlin 1; King Rail 6; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 8; Am. Coot 1; Semipalmated Plover 1; Killdeer 926; Black-necked Stilt 45; Greater Yellowlegs 72; Lesser Yellowlegs 65; Western Sandpiper 72; Least Sandpiper 752; Dunlin 175; Stilt Sandpiper 12; Long-billed Dowitcher 388; Wilson’s Snipe 62; Am. Woodcock 2; Laughing Gull 8; Ring-billed Gull 32; Herring Gull 18; Forster’s Tern 39; Rock Pigeon 71; Eurasian Collared-Dove 131; White-winged Dove 83; Mourning Dove 345; Inca Dove 25; Barn Owl 2; E. Screech-Owl 7; Great Horned Owl 2; Barred Owl 5; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 11; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3; Black-chinned Hummingbird 12; Rufous Hummingbird 14; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 9; hummingbird sp. 7; Belted Kingfisher 12; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 53; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 50; Downy Woodpecker 25; Hairy Woodpecker 10; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 18; Pileated Woodpecker 2; E. Phoebe 92; Loggerhead Shrike 45; White-eyed Vireo 4; Blue-headed Vireo 16; Blue Jay 155; Am. Crow 343; Fish Crow 305; crow sp. 15; Tree Swallow 4117; Carolina Chickadee 69; Tufted Titmouse 37; Brown Creeper 3; Carolina Wren 76; House Wren 23; Winter Wren 2; Sedge Wren 24; Golden-crowned Kinglet 3; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 171; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 28; E. Bluebird 80; Hermit Thrush 24; Am. Robin 6853; Gray Catbird 3; No. Mockingbird 117; Brown Thrasher 23; European Starling 707; Am. Pipit 282; Cedar Waxwing 756; Orange-crowned Warbler 45; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1044; Pine Warbler 90; Palm Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 18; Wilson’s Warbler 1; E. Towhee 2; Chipping Sparrow 171; Field Sparrow 1; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 530; Song Sparrow 76; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 177; White-throated Sparrow 147; Harris’s Sparrow 2; White-crowned Sparrow 5; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 10; No. Cardinal 242; Black-headed Grosbeak 1; Painted Bunting 3; Red-winged Blackbird 58,580; E. Meadowlark 36; Com. Grackle 985; Great-tailed Grackle 175; Brown-headed Cowbird 30,704; Purple Finch 6; House Finch 43; Am. Goldfinch 796; House Sparrow 140.

  Total: 133 species; 116,019 individuals.

  Participants: Compilers – Judith O’Neale, 504 Whitebark Dr., Lafayette, LA 70508  JLONeale@aol.com; Dave Patton, 122 Memory Lane, Lafayette, LA 70506 wdpatton@cox-internet.com; Maxine Blaylock, Celia Bollich, Jim Bollich, Nettie Broussard, Paul Conover, Jim Delahoussaye, Pat Dominque, Bill Fontenot, Todd Guidry, Jack Must, Rose Must, Dave Patton, Zachary Richard, Stacey Scarce, Cecil Tarver, Maxine Blaylock, David Thompson, Marian Van Brunt, and Edna Wheeler

 

 

Natchitoches (LA NA)

31o 49’ N  93o 03’ W, center 2 miles w of Clarence on Hwy 6. Dec 19, 2004; Temp 39o to 61o F. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 17 in field in ? parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 51; party-miles ?; ? hours and ? miles on foot, ? hours and ? miles by car, ? hours and ? miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 21; Am. White Pelican 95; Double-crested Cormorant 3329; Anhinga 10; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 36; Great Egret 187; Snowy Egret 24; Little Blue Heron 16;  Tricolored Heron 4; Cattle Egret 28; White Ibis 5; Black Vulture 88; Turkey Vulture 162; Greater White-fronted Goose 40; Snow Goose 1; Wood Duck 22; Gadwall 75; Am. Wigeon 1; Mallard 279; No. Shoveler 133; No. Pintail 10; Am. Green-winged Teal 21; Canvasback 1; Lesser Scaup 14; Hooded Merganser 18; Ruddy Duck 12; Osprey 2; Bald Eagle 3; No. Harrier 13; Sharp-shinned Hawk 6; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 4; Red-tailed Hawk 51; Am. Kestrel 21; Merlin 1; Am. Coot 6; Killdeer 1489; Greater Yellowlegs 27; Spotted Sandpiper 1; Least Sandpiper 102; Long-billed Dowitcher 12; Wilson’s Snipe 107; Am. Woodcock 6; Ring-billed Gull 11; Rock Pigeon 27; Eurasian Collared-Dove 13; Mourning Dove 108; Inca Dove 14; E. Screech-Owl 6; Great Horned Owl 3; Barred Owl 1; Belted Kingfisher 9; Red-headed Woodpecker 7; Red-bellied Woodpecker 33; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 40; Downy Woodpecker 19; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 25; Pileated Woodpecker 2; E. Phoebe 41; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1; Loggerhead Shrike 17; White-eyed Vireo 2; Blue-headed Vireo 5; Blue Jay 46; Am. Crow 462; Fish Crow 178; Horned Lark 22; Carolina Chickadee 71; Tufted Titmouse 26; Red-breasted Nuthatch 1; White-breasted Nuthatch 3; Brown-headed Nuthatch 12; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 46; Bewick’s Wren 1; House Wren 10; Winter Wren 1; Golden-crowned Kinglet 15; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 94; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3; E. Bluebird 159; Hermit Thrush 26; Am. Robin 406; Gray Catbird 2; No. Mockingbird 68; Brown Thrasher 13; European Starling 534; Am. Pipit 406; Cedar Waxwing 339; Orange-crowned Warbler 11; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 164; Pine Warbler 104; Com. Yellowthroat 1; E. Towhee 4; Chipping Sparrow 338; Field Sparrow 21; Savannah Sparrow 771; Fox Sparrow 4; Song Sparrow 57; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 22; White-throated Sparrow 245; White-crowned Sparrow 81; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 104; No. Cardinal 219; Red-winged Blackbird 4843; E. Meadowlark 202; Brewer’s Blackbird 304; Com. Grackle 1813; Great-tailed Grackle 6; Brown-headed Cowbird 60; Purple Finch 2; House Finch 1; Am. Goldfinch 71; House Sparrow 3.

  Total: 116 species.

  Participants: Compiler – Charles Lyon, 8617 E Wilderness Way, Shreveport, LA 71106 lyon5516@bellsouth.net ; Barbara  Bailey, Doyle Bailey,  Jerry Bertrand, Kreg Ellzey, Marcy Frantom, Hubert Hervey, Pat Hervey,  Jim Ingold, Charles Lyon, Ron Martin, Susan Martin, Nancy Menasco, Larry Raymond, Rosemary Seidler, Jean Trahan, Jeff Trahan, Max Turner.

 

 

New Iberia - Cade  (LA NI)

30o 0’ N, by 91o 33’ W, center Hwys 675 & 3013 just south of Bull Island.  Jan. 02, 2005; Temp 60o to 70o F. Still water open. Moving water open. AM & PM cloudy. Observers: 4 in field in 2 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 22; party-miles 77.  16 hours and 7 miles on foot, 6 hours and 70 miles by car.

·              Pied-billed Grebe 30; Am. White Pelican 13; Neotropic Cormorant 4; Double-crested Cormorant 60; Anhinga 4; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 22; Great Egret 64; Snowy Egret 54; Little Blue Heron 5; Tricolored Heron 1; Cattle Egret 30; Black-crowned Night-Heron 2; White Ibis 45; Roseate Spoonbill 4; Black Vulture 96; Turkey Vulture 135; Wood Duck 5; Mallard 12;  Mottled Duck 2; Blue-winged Teal 10; No. Shoveler 36; Gadwall 5; Green-winged Teal 2; Canvasback 60; Redhead 10; Ring-necked Duck 400; Greater Scaup 1; Lesser Scaup 5; Hooded Merganser 2; Ruddy Duck 3; Osprey 1; No. Harrier 1; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 12; Red-tailed Hawk 11; Am. Kestrel 6; Merlin 1; King Rail 1; Virginia Rail 8; Sora 13; Common Moorhen 80; American Coot 265; Killdeer 67; Laughing Gull 7; Bonaparte's Gull 4; Ring-billed Gull 53; Gull-billed Tern 1; Caspian Tern 5; Forster’s Tern 200; Rock Pigeon 8; Eurasian Collared-Dove 18; White-winged Dove 3; Mourning Dove 3; Inca Dove 10; E. Screech-Owl 5; Great Horned Owl 2; Belted Kingfisher 10; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 48; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 43; Downy Woodpecker 10; Hairy Woodpecker 1; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 7; Pileated Woodpecker 3; E. Phoebe 31; Loggerhead Shrike 8; White-eyed Vireo 5; Blue-headed Vireo 9; Blue Jay 58; Am. Crow 80; Fish Crow 156; crow sp. 350; Tree Swallow 477; Carolina Chickadee 50; Tufted Titmouse 8; Red-breasted Nuthatch 3; Carolina Wren 49; House Wren 18; Winter Wren cw; Marsh Wren 27; Golden-crowned Kinglet 2; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 138; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 20; E. Bluebird 26; Hermit Thrush 28; Am. Robin 950; Gray Catbird 10; No. Mockingbird 27; Brown Thrasher 13; European Starling 182; Am. Pipit 17; Cedar Waxwing 487; Orange-crowned Warbler 28; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1049; Black-throated Green Warbler 1; Pine Warbler 44; Ovenbird 1; Com. Yellowthroat 26; Chipping Sparrow 4; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 38; Song Sparrow 9; Swamp Sparrow 59; White-throated Sparrow 38; No. Cardinal 68; Red-winged Blackbird 4050; E. Meadowlark 3;  Brewer’s Blackbird 5; Com. Grackle 166; Boat-tailed Grackle 4; Great-tailed Grackle 20; Brown-headed Cowbird 5005; Purple Finch 1; House Finch 25; Pine Siskin 1; Am. Goldfinch 170; House Sparrow 5.

Total: 117 species, 16,083 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – James W Beck, 100 Aurelien Loop #101, Broussard LA 70518 337-839-9986 coati@worldnet.att.net; Paul Conover, Elias Landry, Mike Musumeche, Dave Patton.

 

 

New Orleans  (LA NO)

30o 02’ N  89o 55’ W, center of NASA’s Vertical Assembly Bldg. To include Bayou Sauvage NWR. Dec 26, 2004; 6:15 am to 5:15 pm; Temp 35o to 50o F. Wind NE, 1-3 mph.  Still water partly frozen. Moving water open. AM partly clear. PM clear. Snow cover 0.5-1 inch. Observers: 28 in field in 8-12 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 86.25; party-miles 219.8; 74.5 hours and 23 miles on foot, 11.75 hours and 196.8 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 18; Pied-billed Grebe 81; Horned Grebe 14; Am. White Pelican 1542; Brown Pelican 194; Double-crested Cormorant 959; Anhinga 57; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 89; Great Egret 534; Snowy Egret 924; Little Blue Heron 153; Tricolored Heron 257; Cattle Egret 33; Green Heron 5; Black-crowned Night-Heron 140; White Ibis 2475; Glossy Ibis 1;  Plegadis sp. 129; Black Vulture 44; Turkey Vulture 78; Snow Goose 2; Canada Goose 50; Wood Duck 23; Gadwall 2660; Am. Wigeon 105; Mallard 81; Mottled Duck 83; Blue-winged Teal 790; No. Shoveler 136; No. Pintail 543; Am. Green-winged Teal 65; Ring-necked Duck 79; Greater Scaup 6; Lesser Scaup 10,843; Surf Scoter 1; Long-tailed Duck cw; Bufflehead 37; Com. Goldeneye 16; Hooded Merganser 92; Red-breasted Merganser 42; Ruddy Duck 206; Osprey 30; Bald Eagle 3; No. Harrier 9; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Cooper’s Hawk 7; Accipiter sp. 2; Red-shouldered  Hawk 39; Swainson’s Hawk cw; Red-tailed Hawk 34; Am. Kestrel 12; Peregrine Falcon 1; Clapper Rail 1; King Rail 4; Virginia Rail 6; Sora 5; Com. Moorhen 120; Am. Coot 4712; Semipalmated Plover 8; Killdeer 463; Black-necked Stilt 301; Gr. Yellowlegs 8; Lesser Yellowlegs 12; Spotted Sandpiper 8; Marbled Godwit 1; Sanderling 2; W. Sandpiper 1; Least Sandpiper 1; Dunlin 3; Wilson’s Snipe 18; Laughing Gull 619; Bonaparte’s Gull 97; Ring-billed Gull 455; Herring Gull 117; Caspian Tern 6; Royal Tern 112; Forster’s Tern 327; Black Skimmer 61; Rock Pigeon 580; Eurasian Collared-Dove 12; White-winged Dove 23; Mourning Dove 264; Com. Ground-Dove 6; Monk Parakeet 5; Groove-billed Ani 2; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 2; Great Horned Owl 4; Barred Owl 4; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 1; Belted Kingfisher 45; Red-bellied Woodpecker 33; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 28; Downy Woodpecker 62; Hairy Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 22; Pileated Woodpecker 1; E. Phoebe 118; Myiarchus sp. 1; Loggerhead Shrike 47; White-eyed Vireo 9; Blue-headed Vireo 11; Blue Jay 133; Am. Crow 368; Fish Crow 272; crow sp. 42; Tree Swallow 1132; Carolina Chickadee 239; Tufted Titmouse 5; Brown Creeper cw; Carolina Wren 83; House Wren 18; Winter Wren 1; Sedge 10; Marsh Wren 12; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 172; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 56; E. Bluebird 9; Hermit Thrush 37; Am. Robin 2746; Gray Catbird 25; No. Mockingbird 207; Brown Thrasher 8; European Starling 586; Am. Pipit 13; Cedar Waxwing 909; Orange-crowned Warbler 53; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 990; Pine Warbler 8; Prairie Warbler 1; Palm  Warbler 28; Com. Yellowthroat 31; Wilson’s Warbler 2; E. Towhee 7; Chipping Sparrow 11; Field Sparrow 3; Savannah Sparrow 366; Le Conte’s Sparrow 6; Seaside Sparrow 2; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 64; Swamp Sparrow 185; White-throated Sparrow 58; White-crowned Sparrow 1; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 2; Lapland Longspur 1; No. Cardinal 167; Indigo Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 1238; E. Meadowlark 72; Com. Grackle 380; Boat-tailed Grackle 232; Bronzed Cowbird 1; Brown-headed Cowbird 203; Purple Finch 1; House Finch 31; Am. Goldfinch 206; House Sparrow 118.

  Total: 152 species; 44,035 individuals.

  Participants: Compilers –Glenn Ousset, 3005 Charles Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043 gousset@bellsouth.net; David Muth, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130, David_Muth@nps.gov; Laura Alexander, Byron Almquist, Evelyn Almquist, Lena Anderson, Richard Brewer, Jennifer Coulson, Tom Coulson, Tina Covington, Cathy DiSalvo, Bob Eble, Joelle Finley, Richard Hale, Victoria LeFevers, David Moran, David Muth, Mac Myers, Glenn Ousset, Lita Pinter, Warren Preble, Dan Purrington, Leslee Reed, Christie Riehl, Wendy Rihner, Rosemary Seidler, Katy Takahashi, Ed Wallace, and Phillip Wallace

 

 

Northshore-Slidell (LA NS)

30o 15’ N  89o 48’ W, center Middle of intersection of Pontchartrain Drive (U.S. Highway 11) and Spartan Drive; Dec 28, 2004; 12:00 to 1:00 am (owling); 4:00 to 5:00 am (owling); 6:00 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 30o to 68o F. Wind variable, 5-12 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM and PM clear. Observers: 50 in field in 16 to 18 parties (non-owling) plus 5 at feeders (13.5 hours); 3 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 147.75; party-miles 412.6; 64.25 hours and 38.8 miles on foot, 59.75 hours and 328.8 miles by car, 21.25 hours and 43.0 miles by motorized boat, 2.5 hours and 2.0 miles by non-motorized boat.

·        Common Loon 11; Pied-billed Grebe 34; Horned Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 656; Brown Pelican 319; Double-crested Cormorant 468; Anhinga 11; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 104; Great Egret 423; Snowy Egret 637; Little Blue Heron 92; Tricolored Heron 59; Cattle Egret 3; Green Heron 3; Black-crowned Night-Heron 36; White Ibis 252; Plegadis sp. 110; Black Vulture 4; Turkey Vulture 34; Snow Goose (white form) 3; Canada Goose 30; Wood Duck 14; Gadwall 181; Mallard 99; Mottled Duck 17; Blue-winged Teal 16; No. Shoveler 95; No. Pintail 4; Am. Green-winged Teal 29; duck sp. 115;  Redhead 19; Ring-necked Duck 200; Lesser Scaup 2228; Bufflehead 34; Common Goldeneye 2; Ruddy Duck 3; Osprey 11; Bald Eagle 17; No. Harrier 14; Sharp-shinned Hawk 6; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 13; Red-tailed Hawk 42; Am. Kestrel 10; Merlin 3; Peregrine Falcon 1; Clapper Rail 6; King Rail 17; Com. Moorhen 49; Am. Coot 51; Black-bellied Plover 5; Killdeer 280; Black-necked Stilt 1; Greater Yellowlegs 43; Lesser Yellowlegs 34; yellowlegs sp. 2; Willet 2; Spotted Sandpiper 14; Dunlin 37; Wilson’s Snipe 50; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 554; Bonaparte’s Gull 18; Ring-billed Gull 620; Herring Gull 12; gull sp. 127; Caspian Tern 3; Royal Tern 23; Forster’s Tern 419; Rock Pigeon 616; Eurasian Collared-Dove 160; White-winged Dove 6; Mourning Dove 501; E. Screech-Owl 3; Great Horned Owl 10; Barred Owl 5; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1; Rufous Hummingbird 2; Belted Kingfisher 41; Red-headed Woodpecker 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 139; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 61; Downy Woodpecker 74; Hairy Woodpecker 2; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 19; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 61; Pileated Woodpecker 30; E. Phoebe 104; Vermilion Flycatcher 1; Western Kingbird CW; Loggerhead Shrike 48; White-eyed Vireo 5; Blue-headed Vireo 27; Blue Jay 268; Am. Crow 72; Fish Crow 63; crow sp. 1; Tree Swallow 2236; Carolina Chickadee 320; Tufted Titmouse 134; Brown-headed Nuthatch 172; Carolina Wren 196; House Wren 18; Winter Wren 1; Sedge Wren 15; Marsh Wren 12; Golden-crowned Kinglet 4; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 241; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 32; E. Bluebird 198; Hermit Thrush 17; Am. Robin 1451; Gray Catbird 48; No. Mockingbird 240; Brown Thrasher 33; European Starling 748; Am. Pipit 12; Cedar Waxwing 601; Orange-crowned Warbler 21; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 3319; Yellow-throated Warbler 1; Pine Warbler 387; Palm Warbler 23; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Com. Yellowthroat 15; Summer Tanager 1; E. Towhee 176; Chipping Sparrow 210; Savannah Sparrow 34; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 18; Swamp Sparrow 95; White-throated Sparrow 138; White-crowned Sparrow 1; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 11; No. Cardinal 464; Red-winged Blackbird 1934; E. Meadowlark 72; Rusty Blackbird 2; Brewer’s Blackbird 7; Com. Grackle 35; Boat-tailed Grackle 13; Brown-headed Cowbird 20; blackbird sp. 40; Baltimore Oriole CW; Purple Finch 55; House Finch 61; Pine Siskin 76; Am. Goldfinch 655; House Sparrow 126.

  Total: 142 species; 25,896 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Richard Hale, 102 Willow Wood Dr., Slidell, LA 70461 rahale@cs.com ; Sunday Alcorn, Shannon Antoine,  Shelley Antoine, Linda Beall,  James Bell,  Jerry Bird, Chris Brantley,  Bedford  Brown,  Marlene Cashen, Robert Cashen, Walter Clifton,   John Cool, Sally Cool, Bill Dietrich, Betty Doize,  George Domas,  Angela Duthu, Joelle Finley, Lynn Haase, Richard Hale,  Donata Henry, Ella Henry, Jay Hunt, Judy Leonard, Heydi Lopes, Nancy Madden, Andy Mannich, Cham Mehaffey, Mary Mehaffey, Jan Mistich, Pamela Morgan, Glenn Ousset,  Irene Peirce, Joe Ravita, David Reed,  Vicki Reed, Dagma Rider, Richard Rider, Janine Robin, Jay Saux, Renee’ Sawyer, Peggy Siegert, Rudy B. Siegert, Rudy F. Siegert, Anne Sobol, Mary Ulmer, Ed Wallace, Bill Wayman, Jim Whelen,  Doug Wilds, Jane Wilds, Jeanne Wilson, Larry Wilson, and  Sue Wilson.

 

 

Pine Prairie (LA PP)

30o 48’ N  92o 21’ W, center 3 mi ese Pine Prairie PO. Dec 30, 2004; 6:45 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 51o to 73o F. Wind SE, 5-15 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM and PM partly cloudy. Observers: 7 in field in 5 parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 47; party-miles 253.5; 19.5 hours and 5.5 miles on foot, 27.5 hours and 248 miles by car.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 10; Double-crested Cormorant 161; Anhinga 5; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 27; Great Egret 121; Snowy Egret 122; Little Blue Heron 109; Tricolored Heron 2; Cattle Egret 81; White Ibis 253; White-faced Ibis 276; Plegadis sp. 1250; Black Vulture 24; Turkey Vulture 117; Greater White-fronted Goose 761; Snow Goose 10,969; Ross’s Goose 7; Wood Duck 2; Mallard 2; No. Shoveler 26; No. Pintail 4; Am. Green-winged Teal 8; Ring-necked Duck 1; Greater Scaup 8; Lesser Scaup 120; Ruddy Duck 30; duck sp. 100; No. Harrier 18; Sharp-shinned Hawk 6; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 4; Red-tailed Hawk 36; Am. Kestrel 22; Merlin 1; Com. Moorhen 31; Am. Coot 210; Sandhill Crane 7; Killdeer 610; Black-necked Stilt 85; Greater Yellowlegs 49; Lesser Yellowlegs 11; Least Sandpiper 273; Dunlin 20; Long-billed Dowitcher 487; peep sp. 22; Wilson’s Snipe 34; Ring-billed Gull 4; Rock Pigeon 11; Eurasian Collared-Dove 77; Mourning Dove 146; Inca Dove 3; E. Screech-Owl 1; Barred Owl 3; Belted Kingfisher 8; Red-headed Woodpecker 1; Red-bellied Woodpecker 21; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 12; Downy Woodpecker 31; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 9; Pileated Woodpecker 11; E. Phoebe 59; Loggerhead Shrike 50; White-eyed Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 6; Blue Jay 70; Am. Crow 427; Fish Crow 55; crow sp. 7; Tree Swallow 43; Carolina Chickadee 71; Tufted Titmouse 47; Carolina Wren 55; House Wren 6; Winter Wren 2; Sedge Wren 4; Golden-crowned Kinglet 1; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 75; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4; E. Bluebird 77; Hermit Thrush 6; Am. Robin 362; Gray Catbird 3; No. Mockingbird 65; Brown Thrasher 12; European Starling 6503; Am. Pipit 17; Cedar Waxwing 16; Orange-crowned Warbler 9; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 392; Pine Warbler 106; Com. Yellowthroat 10; E. Towhee 3; Chipping Sparrow 10; Field Sparrow 10; Savannah Sparrow 796; Song Sparrow 73; Swamp Sparrow 88; White-throated Sparrow 114; White-crowned Sparrow 8; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 3; No. Cardinal 171; Red-winged Blackbird 3,003,127; E. Meadowlark 154; Brewer’s Blackbird 224; Com. Grackle 1,000,206; Great-tailed Grackle 1523; Brown-headed Cowbird 8,000,540; blackbird sp. 320; Am. Goldfinch 242; House Sparrow 41.

  Total: 106 species; 12,033,076 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler –Marty Floyd, 2044 Bayou Road, Cheneyville, LA 71325 marty.floyd@la.usda.gov; Roger Breedlove, Marty Floyd, Kim Hollier, Renee Hollier, Ken Sztraky, Melvin Weber and Ariel White

 

 

Reserve-Bonnet Carre Spillway (LA RB)

30o 05’ N  90o 27’ W, center 1.4 mi. nne jct. Hwys 51 & 61. Jan 02, 2005; 3:00 am to 5:00 pm; Temp 58o to 74o F. Wind SE, 3-18 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM partly cloudy. PM party cloudy. Observers: 14 in field in 8 parties (non-owling) plus 1 at feeders (1 hour); 2.75 hours and 30.5 miles owling. Total party-hours 88.25; party-miles 209.2; 57 hours and 36 miles on foot, 22 hours and 165.2 miles by car, 9.25 hours and 8 miles by non-motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 30; Am. White Pelican 334; Brown Pelican 19; Double-crested Cormorant 345; Anhinga 46; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 55; Great Egret 325; Snowy Egret 242; Little Blue Heron 58; Tricolored Heron 56; Cattle Egret 125; Green Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 3; White Ibis 808; Plegadis sp. 66; Black Vulture 3; Turkey Vulture 23; Wood Duck 17; Gadwall 2; Mallard 9; Mottled Duck 24; Blue-winged Teal 17; Am. Green-winged Teal 1; Ring-necked Duck 1; Lesser Scaup 1463; Com. Goldeneye 4; Hooded Merganser 40; Osprey 6;  Bald Eagle 14; No. Harrier 7; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-shouldered Hawk 44; Red-tailed Hawk 17; Am. Kestrel 11; Clapper Rail 3; King Rail 1; Virginia Rail 3; Sora 3; Com. Moorhen 16; Am. Coot 132;  Killdeer 258; Black-necked Stilt 1; Greater Yellowlegs 6; Lesser Yellowlegs 7; Spotted Sandpiper 3; Least Sandpiper 30; Dunlin 4; Wilson’s Snipe 6; Am Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 705; Bonaparte’s Gull 30; Ring-billed Gull 627; Herring Gull 11; Caspian Tern 5; Royal Tern 22; Forster’s Tern 44; Rock Pigeon 300; Eurasian Collared-Dove 79; White-winged Dove 13; Mourning Dove 183; Inca Dove 9; E. Screech-Owl 2; Barred Owl 29; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5; Black-chinned Hummingbird 10; Archilochus sp. 2; Rufous Hummingbird 9; Selasphorus sp. 7; Belted Kingfisher 22; Red-bellied Woodpecker 67; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 27; Downy Woodpecker 60; Hairy Woodpecker 4; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 14; Pileated Woodpecker 22; E. Phoebe 66; Western Kingbird 1; Loggerhead Shrike 41; White-eyed Vireo 7; Blue-headed Vireo 8; Blue Jay 75; Am. Crow 452; Fish Crow 343; crow sp. 204; Tree Swallow 433; Carolina Chickadee 204; Tufted Titmouse 72; Carolina Wren 156; House Wren 13; Sedge Wren 8; Marsh Wren 5; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 116; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 31; E. Bluebird 69; Hermit Thrush 8; Am. Robin 1055; Gray Catbird 15; No. Mockingbird 102; Brown Thrasher 131; European Starling 462; Am. Pipit 79; Cedar Waxwing 981; Orange-crowned Warbler 35; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1682; Pine Warbler 16; Palm Warbler 14; Com. Yellowthroat 24; Wilson’s Warbler 3; Summer Tanager cw; E. Towhee 8; Chipping Sparrow 117; Field Sparrow 11; Vesper Sparrow 3; Savannah Sparrow 174; Song Sparrow 29; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 118; White-throated Sparrow 61; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco cw; No. Cardinal 246; Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1; Red-winged Blackbird 2318; E. Meadowlark 109; Rusty Blackbird 56; Com. Grackle 447; Boat-tailed Grackle 488; Bronzed Cowbird cw; Brown-headed Cowbird 575; Purple Finch 5; House Finch 13; Pine Siskin cw; Am. Goldfinch 289; House Sparrow 296.

  Total: 128 species; 18,658 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Melvin Weber, 171 Cedar Dr, Reserve LA 70084, mweber@rtconline.com; Theresa Blappert, Chris Brantley, Cathy Disalvo, George Domas, Victoria LeFevers, Pam Morgan, Nancy L. Newfield, Terry Roussel, Rosemary Seidler, Katherine Siebel, Ronald Stein, Adam Tanplee, 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 18, 2004; 5:30 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 40o to 60o F. Wind S, 0-1 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM clear. PM clear. Observers: 14 in field in 16 parties (non-owling); 3 hours and 1.10 miles owling. Total party-hours 94.5; party-miles 226.8; 52.5 hours and 27.3 miles on foot, 35 hours and 164.5 miles by car, 7 hours and 35 miles by motorized boat.

·        Com. Loon 9; Pied-billed Grebe 120; Horned Grebe 3; Eared Grebe 3; No. Gannet 2; Am. White Pelican 1280; Brown Pelican 436; Neotropic Cormorant 522; Double-crested Cormorant 346; Anhinga 4; Am. Bittern 2; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 138; Great Egret 307; Snowy Egret 302; Little Blue Heron 54; Tricolored Heron 25; Cattle Egret 26; Green Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 185; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2; White Ibis 1697; White-faced Ibis 1049; Plegadis sp. 150; Roseate Spoonbill 186; Black Vulture 36; Turkey Vulture 63; Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 44; Fulvous Whistling-Duck 12; Greater White-fronted Goose 63; Snow Goose 11279; Ross’s Goose 9; Cackling Goose 5; Canada Goose 5; Wood Duck 1; Gadwall 185; Am. Wigeon 3; Mallard 5; Mottled Duck 12; Blue-winged Teal 425; No. Shoveler 132; No. Pintail 19; Am. Green-winged Teal 71; Canvasback 1; Ring-necked Duck 13; Greater Scaup 3; Lesser Scaup 568; scaup sp. 800; Surf Scoter 1; Bufflehead 31; Hooded Merganser 14; Red-breasted Merganser 58; Ruddy Duck 104; Osprey 3; White-tailed Kite 3; No. Harrier 26; Sharp-shinned Hawk 5; Cooper’s Hawk 13; Accipiter sp. 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 2; Swainson’s Hawk 1; Red-tailed (Harlan’s) Hawk 1; Red-tailed (Krider’s) Hawk 4; Red-tailed Hawk 71; Am. Kestrel 19; Merlin 2; Peregrine Falcon 5; Clapper Rail 51; King Rail 32; Virginia Rail 2; Sora 8; Purple Gallinule 1; Com. Moorhen 1086; Am. Coot 333; Black-bellied Plover 66; Snowy Plover 16; Wilson’s Plover 5; Semipalmated Plover 30; Piping Plover 14; Killdeer 420; Black-necked Stilt 223; Am. Avocet 95; Greater Yellowlegs 14; Lesser Yellowlegs 9; Willet 61; Spotted Sandpiper 5; Whimbrel 5; Long-billed Curlew 1; Marbled Godwit 1; Ruddy Turnstone 16; Sanderling 237; W. Sandpiper 142; Least Sandpiper 27; Dunlin 585; Short-billed Dowitcher 4; Long-billed Dowitcher 6; Wilson’s Snipe 4; Am. Woodcock 8; Laughing Gull 3945; Bonaparte’s Gull 52; Ring-billed Gull 891; California Gull 1; Herring Gull 70; Gull-billed Tern 2; Caspian Tern 174; Royal Tern 107; Forster’s Tern 524; Black Skimmer 450; Eurasian Collared-Dove 85; White-winged Dove 154; Mourning Dove 119; Inca Dove 30; Barn Owl 2; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 5; Lesser Nighthawk 1; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1; Belted Kingfisher 108; Red-bellied Woodpecker 13; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  22; Downy Woodpecker 25; Hairy Woodpecker 3; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 17; E. Phoebe 100; Vermilion Flycatcher 3; Loggerhead Shrike 62; White-eyed Vireo 6; Bell’s Vireo 1; Blue-headed Vireo 12; Blue Jay 135; Fish Crow 1; Purple Martin 1; Tree Swallow 967; Carolina Chickadee 8; Red-breasted Nuthatch 1; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 16; House Wren 58; Sedge Wren 59; Marsh Wren 65; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 144; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 50; E. Bluebird 33; Hermit Thrush 46; Am. Robin 596; Gray Catbird 35; No. Mockingbird 139; Brown Thrasher 28; European Starling 488; Am. Pipit 78; Cedar Waxwing 115; Orange-crowned Warbler 69; Nashville Warbler 1; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 820; Pine Warbler 26; Palm Warbler 17; Black-and-white Warbler 2; Com. Yellowthroat 61; Hooded Warbler 1; Wilson’s Warbler 3; Yellow-breasted Chat 1; E. Towhee 3; Chipping Sparrow 5; Vesper Sparrow 4; Savannah Sparrow 403; Henslow’s Sparrow 1; Le Conte’s Sparrow 2; Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 25; Seaside Sparrow 18; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 68; Swamp Sparrow 472; White-throated Sparrow 83; No. Cardinal 165; Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1; Indigo Bunting 2; Painted Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 2958; E. Meadowlark 86; Rusty Blackbird 4; Com. Grackle 868; Boat-tailed Grackle 876; Great-tailed Grackle 288; grackle sp. 505; Brown-headed Cowbird 7; Am. Goldfinch 186; House Sparrow 181. 

  Total: 179 species; 43,618 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – R. Martin Guidry, 1639 North Shore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70817 guidryrm@cox.net; Dewey Carpenter, Lehman Ellis, Ivan Fruge, Bill Gover, R. Martin Guidry, Brian Henderson, David Muth, B. Mac Myers, Dave Patton, Gary Pontiff, Dan Purrington, John Sevenair, Phillip Wallace, and Melvin Weber.

 

 

Shreveport (LA SH)

32o 32’ N  93o 53’ W, center 3 miles s of Blanchard. Dec 18, 2004; Temp 34o to 55o F. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM and PM partly cloudy. Observers: 22 in field in ? parties (non-owling). Total party-hours 68.75; party-miles ?; ? hours and ? miles on foot, ? hours and ? miles by car, ? hours and ? miles by motorized boat.

·        Pied-billed Grebe 19; Horned Grebe 3; Eared Grebe 1; Am. White Pelican 93; Double-crested Cormorant 7777; Anhinga 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 82; Great Egret 785; Cattle Egret 7; Black Vulture 176; Turkey Vulture 93; Wood Duck 47; Gadwall 27; Mallard 55; No. Shoveler 6; Canvasback 52; Ring-necked Duck 110; Lesser Scaup 102; Bufflehead 154; Hooded Merganser 11; Red-breasted Merganser 2; Ruddy Duck 1354; Bald Eagle 1; No. Harrier 4; Sharp-shinned Hawk 3; Cooper’s Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 20; Red-tailed Hawk 24; Am. Kestrel 5; Am. Coot 949; Killdeer 58; Spotted Sandpiper 2; Least Sandpiper 7; Wilson’s Snipe 5; Am. Woodcock 2; Bonaparte’s Gull 508; Ring-billed Gull 4166; Herring Gull 2; Forster’s Tern 406; Rock Pigeon 200; Mourning Gull 74; Inca Dove 10; E. Screech-Owl 16; Great Horned Owl 2; Barred Owl 7; Belted Kingfisher 22; Red-headed Woodpecker 19; Red-bellied Woodpecker 99; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 75; Downy Woodpecker 54; Hairy Woodpecker 6; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 46; Pileated Woodpecker 20; E. Phoebe 71; Loggerhead Shrike 13; Blue-headed Vireo 14; Blue Jay 273; Am. Crow 319; Fish Crow 16; Carolina Chickadee 126; Tufted Titmouse 130; Red-breasted Nuthatch 3; White-breasted Nuthatch 31; Brown-headed Nuthatch 22; Brown Creeper 14; Carolina Wren 126; Bewick’s Wren 5; House Wren 19; Winter Wren 6; Sedge Wren 4; Marsh Wren 3; Golden-crowned Kinglet 31; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 250; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2; E. Bluebird 253; Hermit Thrush 28; Am. Robin 566; No. Mockingbird 109; Brown Thrasher 31; European Starling 159; Am. Pipit 10; Sprague’s Pipit CW; Cedar Waxwing 643; Orange-crowned Warbler 24; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 416; Pine Warbler 243; Com. Yellowthroat 1; Summer Tanager 1; E. Towhee 46; Chipping Sparrow 446; Field Sparrow 68; Vesper Sparrow 21; Savannah Sparrow 818; Le Conte’s Sparrow 6; Fox Sparrow 21; Song Sparrow 279; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 42; White-throated Sparrow 448; White-crowned Sparrow 5; No. Cardinal 384; Red-winged Blackbird 7298; E. Meadowlark 110; W. Meadowlark 9; Rusty Blackbird 203; Brewer’s Blackbird 1; Com. Grackle 2630; Brown-headed Cowbird 259; Purple Finch 11; House Finch 21; Pine Siskin 4; Am. Goldfinch 205; House Sparrow 3.

  Total: 113 species.

  Participants: Compiler – Charles Lyon, 8617 E Wilderness Way, Shreveport, LA 71106 lyon5516@bellsouth.net; Linda Adrion, Jerry Bertrand, Norma Cobb, Rachel Demascal, Kreg Ellzey, Lynne Fitzgerald, Hubert Hervey, Pat Hervey, Shirley Huss, Vicki LeFevers, Charles Lyon, Ron Martin, Susan Martin, Clyde Massey, Ann McLaurin, Nancy Menasco, Lily Poole, Anne Raymond, Larry Raymond, Rosemary Seidler, Jean Trahan, Jeff Trahan.

 

 

St. Tammany Parish (LA ST)
30o 24' N  90o 05' W, center 0.6 mi. ssw jct. I-12 & US 190. Dec. 30, 2004; 5:30 am to 5:45 pm; Temp 45o to 70o F. Wind Southeast 5-10 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM local fog. PM partly cloudy. Observers: 36 in field in 18 parties (non-owling) plus 17 at feeders (77.25 hours); 2.0 hours and 1.5 miles owling. Total party-hours 121.75; party-miles 226.9; 80.25 hours and 49.0 miles on foot, 41.5 hours and 177.9 miles by car.

 

Common Loon 2; Pied-billed Grebe 18; Horned Grebe 11; Am White Pelican 389; Brown Pelican 36; Double-crested Cormorant 122; Anhinga 7; Great Blue Heron 29; Great Egret 165; Snowy Egret 16; Little Blue Heron 48; Tricolored Heron 165; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron CW; White Ibis 155; Black Vulture 26; Turkey Vulture 41; Snow Goose 3; Canada Goose 29; Wood Duck 41; Gadwall 2; American Wigeon 4; Mallard 15; Mottled Duck 3; Northern Pintail 1; Green-winged Teal 2; Redhead 1; Ring-necked Duck 31; Greater Scaup 3; Lesser Scaup 3142; Bufflehead 154; Common Goldeneye 5; Hooded Merganser 7; Red-breasted Merganser 1; Ruddy Duck 6; Osprey 5; Bald Eagle 5; Northern Harrier 2; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Cooper's Hawk 3; Red-shouldered Hawk 25; Red-tailed Hawk 24; American Kestrel 13; Merlin 1; Peregrine Falcon 1; King Rail 5; Virginia Rail 2; Sora 4; Common Moorhen 3; American Coot 111; Killdeer 95; Black-necked Stilt 1; Greater Yellowlegs 1; Lesser Yellowlegs 2; Spotted Sandpiper 9; Wilson's Snipe 6; American Woodcock 2; Laughing Gull 287; Bonaparte's Gull 105; Ring-billed Gull 191; Herring Gull 20; Caspian Tern 1; Royal Tern 34; Common Tern 1; Forster's Tern 279; Rock Pigeon 101; Eurasian Collared-Dove 48; Mourning Dove 284; Eastern Screech-Owl 4; Great Horned Owl 3; Barred Owl 5; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 5; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 10; Black-chinned Hummingbird 3; Calliope Hummingbird 1; Rufous Hummingbird 30; Rufous/Allen's 3;  hummingbird species 3; Belted Kingfisher 21; Red-headed Woodpecker 17; Red-bellied Woodpecker 127; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 31; Downy Woodpecker 93; Hairy Woodpecker 7; Red-cockaded Woodpecker 3; Northern Flicker 25; Pileated Woodpecker 28; Eastern Phoebe 79; Vermilion Flycatcher 2; Loggerhead Shrike 17; White-eyed Vireo 7; Blue-headed Vireo 15; Blue Jay 225; American Crow 236; Fish Crow 3; crow species 8; Tree Swallow 8103; Carolina Chickadee 391; Tufted Titmouse 179; Red-breasted Nuthatch 1; Brown-headed Nuthatch 82; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 225; House Wren 14; Winter Wren 3; Sedge Wren 7; Marsh Wren 10; Golden-crowned Kinglet 3; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 235; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8; Eastern Bluebird 252; Hermit Thrush 21; American Robin 1840; Gray Catbird 23; Northern Mockingbird 146; Brown Thrasher 29; European Starling 252; Cedar Waxwing 426; Orange-crowned Warbler 16; Yellow-rumped Warbler 2179; Pine Warbler 288; Palm Warbler 13; Common Yellowthroat 6; Eastern Towhee 102; Chipping Sparrow 282; Field Sparrow 14; Vesper Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 21; Henslow's Sparrow 1; Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow 1; Seaside Sparrow 4; Fox Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 43; Lincoln's Sparrow 8; Swamp Sparrow 110; White-throated Sparrow 249; White-crowned Sparrow 5; Dark-eyed Junco 35; Northern Cardinal 477; Red-winged Blackbird 2162; Eastern Meadowlark6; Rusty Blackbird 6; Brewer's Blackbird 6; Common Grackle 781; Boat-tailed Grackle 2; Brown-headed Cowbird 118; Purple Finch 8; House Finch 72; Pine Siskin 46; American Goldfinch 751; House Sparrow 64 

Total: 146 species; 27,496 individuals.

 Participants: Compiler - Linda Beall, PO Box 2529, Covington, LA  70434 lbeall@minilogic.com; A.J. Bailey, Linda Beall, Chris Brantley, Cindy Chang, Olga Clifton, Walter Clifton, Cathy DiSalvo, Betty Doize', George Domas, Charlotte Fanz, Joelle Finley, Richard Hale, James Holmes Jr., Linda Keefer, E.J. LeBlanc, Vicki LeFevers, Jeanne Leckert, Mark Leckert, Steve Locke, Pam Morgan, Nancy Newfield, Janine Robin, Jay Saux, Rosemary Seidler, Janice Simpson, Jerry Simpson, Jean Stimmel, Mary Ulmer, Rachel Villani, Dallas Ward, Bill Wayman, Doug Wilds, Jane Wilds, Larry Wilson, Sue Wilson, Bill 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, 2005; 6:30 am to 5:45 pm; Temp 60o to 75o F. Wind var., 0-5 mph. Snow cover none. Still water open. Moving water open. AM and PM partly cloudy. Observers: 7 in field in 3 parties (non-owling); 0.5 hours and 0.5 miles owling. Total party-hours 28; party-miles 175; 3 hours and 3 miles on foot, 25 hours and 172 miles by car.

·        Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 6; Great Egret 17; Cattle Egret 1; Black Vulture 3; Turkey Vulture 48; Snow Goose 220; Snow Goose (blue form) 4; Snow Goose (white form 70); Ross’s Goose 3; Wood Duck 90; Gadwall 7; Mallard 201; duck sp. 16; No. Harrier 11; Sharp-shinned Hawk 1; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 15; Red-tailed Hawk 31; Am. Kestrel 12; Sandhill Crane 29; Killdeer 410; Wilson’s Snipe 120; Am Woodcock 4; Mourning Dove 201; Com Ground-Dove 2; E Screech-Owl 5; Great Horned Owl 3; Barred Owl 11; Belted Kingfisher 2;  Red-headed Woodpecker 6; Red-bellied Woodpecker 97; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 9; Downy Woodpecker 41; Hairy Woodpecker 5; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 20; Pileated Woodpecker 18; E. Phoebe 10; Loggerhead Shrike 16; White-eyed Vireo 3; Blue-headed Vireo 1; Blue Jay 99; Am. Crow 123; Horned Lark 50; Carolina Chickadee 147; Tufted Titmouse 136; Brown Creeper 2; Carolina Wren 123; House Wren 1; Winter Wren cw; Sedge Wren 2;  Golden-crowned Kinglet 12; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 99; E. Bluebird 97; Hermit Thrush 16; Am. Robin 136; No. Mockingbird 21; Brown Thrasher 5; European Starling 38; Am. Pipit 265; Cedar Waxwing 87; Orange-crowned Warbler 5; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 190;  Pine Warbler 16; Com. Yellowthroat 1; E. Towhee 32; Chipping Sparrow 196; Field Sparrow 3; Vesper Sparrow 2; Savannah Sparrow 365; LeConte’s Sparrow 2;  Fox Sparrow 3; Song Sparrow 45; Swamp Sparrow 49; White-throated Sparrow 531; White-crowned Sparrow 12; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 7; No. Cardinal 213; Red-winged Blackbird 1973; E. Meadowlark 119; Rusty Blackbird 12; Com. Grackle 4000; Brown-headed Cowbird 75; blackbird sp. 1500; Am. Goldfinch 24; House Sparrow 50.

  Total: 82 species; 12,654 individuals.

Participants: Compilers – Scott Somershoe, 2524 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 ssomershoe2001@yahoo.com , Dan Twedt, 2524 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 dan_twedt@usgs.gov; David King, Tom Pullen, Bruce Reid, Judy Shearer, Scott Somershoe, Bill Stripling, and Dan Twedt

 

 

Thibodaux (LA TX)

29o 49’ N  90o 45’ W, center jct. Laurel Valley Canal & Pitre Lening Canal. Jan 02, 2005; 6:45 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 64o to 76o F. Wind SE, 6-15 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM cloudy, light rain, PM partly clear. Observers: 16 in field in 6 parties (non-owling) plus 9 at feeders (9 hours); 0 hours and 0 miles owling. Total party-hours 60.25; party-miles 154; 43.25 hours and 21 miles on foot, 17 hours and 133 miles by car.

·        Am. White Pelican 105; Double-crested Cormorant 178; Anhinga 28; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 12; Great Egret 97; Snowy Egret 157; Little Blue Heron 3; Tricolored Heron 2; Cattle Egret 30; White Ibis 277; Black Vulture 15; Turkey Vulture 34; Wood Duck 15; Mallard 3; duck sp. 6; Lesser Scaup 2; Osprey 1; Bald Eagle 6; (a) 3; (u) 3; No. Harrier 5; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Red-shouldered Hawk 18; Red-tailed Hawk 13; Am. Kestrel 18; Com. Moorhen 77; Am. Coot 11; Killdeer 743; Black-necked Stilt 3; Greater Yellowlegs 5; Lesser Yellowlegs 1; Spotted Sandpiper 1; Least Sandpiper 6; Wilson’s Snipe 10; Bonaparte’s Gull 4; Ring-billed Gull 43; Forster’s Tern 12; Eurasian Collared-Dove 71; Mourning Dove 275; Inca Dove 8; E. Screech-Owl 1; Great Horned Owl 4; Barred Owl 5; Buff-bellied Hummingbird 3; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6; Black-chinned Hummingbird 9; Archilochus sp. 3; Rufous Hummingbird 29; Allen’s Hummingbird 1;  Selasphorus sp. 5; Belted Kingfisher 14; Red-bellied Woodpecker 32; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 11; Downy Woodpecker 15; Pileated Woodpecker 8; E. Phoebe 32; Loggerhead Shrike 47; White-eyed Vireo 5; Blue-headed Vireo 8; Blue Jay 81; Am. Crow 195; Tree Swallow 189; Carolina Chickadee 106; Tufted Titmouse 26; Carolina Wren 67; House Wren 6; Marsh Wren 2; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 32; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 20; E. Bluebird 27;Hermit Thrush 1; Am. Robin 859; Gray Catbird 1; No. Mockingbird 91; Brown Thrasher 3; European Starling 401; Am. Pipit 201; Cedar Waxwing 534; Orange-crowned Warbler 14; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 522; Pine Warbler 10; Palm Warbler 8; Com. Yellowthroat 19; Wilson’s Warbler 1; E. Towhee 3; Chipping Sparrow 20; Lark Sparrow 1; Savannah Sparrow 77; Song Sparrow 1; Swamp Sparrow 90; White-throated Sparrow 44; Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 13; No. Cardinal 147; Painted Bunting 1; Red-winged Blackbird 886; E. Meadowlark 61; Brewer’s Blackbird 1; Com. Grackle 218; Boat-tailed Grackle 2; Brown-headed Cowbird 470; House Finch 18; Am. Goldfinch 559; House Sparrow 156.

  Total: 99 species; 8,721 individuals.

  Participants: Compilers – Beth Maniscalco, 206 Pamela Place, Thibodaux, LA 70301  beth.maniscalco@nicholls.edu; Lisa Robichaux, 120 Blouin Lane, Raceland, LA 70394; Fran Allen, Pat Allen, Janelle Bergeron, Stephanie Conner, John Conover, Leslie Daigle, Margie Daigle,  Simon Maniscalco,  Marilyn Milek, Jed Pitre, Lisa Robichaux, Diana Sanders, Brady Woodard, John Woodard, Juana Woodard.

 

 

Venice (LA VE)

29o 20’ N  89o 26’ W, center Triumph, including Venice to Tidewater & Buras. Jan. 02, 2005; 5:45 am to 5:30 pm; Temp 57o to 72o F. Wind E, 5-15 mph.  Still water open. Moving water open. AM local fog. PM clear. Observers: 9 in field in 3 parties (non-owling); 0.5 hours and 1 mile owling. Total party-hours 35; party-miles 64; 30 hours and 10 miles on foot, 5 hours and 54 miles by car.

·        Common Loon 9; Pied-billed Grebe 3; Am. White Pelican 170; Brown Pelican 100; Double-crested Cormorant 4171; Anhinga 19; Least Bittern 1; Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 34; Great Egret 124; Snowy Egret 122; Little Blue Heron 77; Tricolored Heron 31; Cattle Egret 88; Green Heron 1; Black-crowned Night-Heron 48; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1; White Ibis 593; Glossy Ibis 16; White-faced Ibis 10; Plegadis sp. 250; Roseate Spoonbill 26; Black Vulture 18; Turkey Vulture 211; Snow Goose 1; Wood Duck 2; Gadwall 26; Am. Wigeon 8; Mottled Duck 2; Blue-winged Teal 57; No. Shoveler 8; Ring-necked Duck 14; Greater Scaup 3; Lesser Scaup 740; Red-breasted Merganser 2; Ruddy Duck 10; Osprey 9; No. Harrier 3; Sharp-shinned Hawk 4; Cooper’s Hawk 1; Red-shouldered Hawk 19; Broad-winged Hawk 1; Swainson’s Hawk 1; Red-tailed Hawk 10; Am. Kestrel 6; Merlin 3; Peregrine Falcon 1; Clapper Rail 55; King Rail 7; Virginia Rail 1; Sora 1; Com. Moorhen 68; Am. Coot 70; Killdeer 162; Black-necked Stilt 69; Am. Avocet 5; Greater Yellowlegs 9; Lesser Yellowlegs 10; Willet 13; Spotted Sandpiper 5; W. Sandpiper 10; Least Sandpiper 3; Dunlin 1;  dowitcher sp. 23; Wilson’s Snipe 15; Am. Woodcock 1; Laughing Gull 236; Bonaparte’s Gull 24; Ring-billed Gull 631; Herring Gull 248; Caspian Tern 4; Royal Tern 4; Forster’s Tern 36; Eurasian Collared-Dove 13; White-winged Dove 62; Mourning Dove 24; Com. Ground-Dove 7; Barn Owl 1; E. Screech-Owl 4; Great Horned Owl 4; Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1; Black-chinned Hummingbird 2; Archilochus sp. 1; Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1; Allen’s/Rufous Hummingbird 2; Belted Kingfisher 21; Red-bellied Woodpecker 23; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 13; Downy Woodpecker 19; Hairy Woodpecker 2; No. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 5; E. Phoebe 43; W. Flycatcher 1; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 6; Loggerhead Shrike 5; White-eyed Vireo 4; Blue-headed Vireo 14; Blue Jay 45; Am. Crow 90; Tree Swallow 1382; Carolina Chickadee 98; Tufted Titmouse 4; Brown Creeper 1; Carolina Wren 47; House Wren 16; Sedge Wren 1; Marsh Wren 3; Ruby-crowned Kinglet 53; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 26; E. Bluebird 2; Hermit Thrush 13; Am. Robin 1064; Gray Catbird 34; No. Mockingbird 33; European Starling 182; Am. Pipit 8; Cedar Waxwing 173; Orange-crowned Warbler 39; Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 460; Yellow-throated Warbler 3; Pine Warbler 2; Palm Warbler 7; Black-and-white Warbler 1; Ovenbird 1; No. Waterthrush 1; Com. Yellowthroat 18; Wilson’s Warbler 3; Savannah Sparrow 30;  Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow 5; Seaside Sparrow 3; Swamp Sparrow 83; No. Cardinal 78; Painted Bunting 2; Red-winged Blackbird 235; E. Meadowlark 2; Com. Grackle 60; Boat-tailed Grackle 266; Bronzed Cowbird 2; Brown-headed Cowbird 25; Am. Goldfinch 78; House Sparrow 9.

  Total: 140 species; 13,792 individuals.

  Participants: Compiler – Robert Purrington, Dept. Physics, Tulane Univ, New Orleans, LA 70118  danny@tulane.edu; F.O.O.L. (Field Ornithologists of Louisiana) - Lehman Ellis, Joelle Finley, David Muth, Robert Purrington, Christie Riehl, Jean Stimmel, Mike Tifft, Ed Wallace, and Phillip Wallace.