One (1961-04) on 11 Sep 1961, St. John the Baptist: Norco; W. N. Day (ph only).
Occurrence associated with passage of Hurricane Carla.
This represents the first record of this species officially accepted by the LBRC, and establishes the second Louisiana occurrence. A specimen reported in Lowery (1974) from 30 Aug 1940, would represent the first state record; however, the specimen is not at LSUMNS.
Photo by W.N.Day
One female (1961-01) on 16 September 1961, Cameron: 2 mi. W Holly Beach; K. A. Arnold (LSUMZ 25139) and E. Armstrong (*).
This bird was found dead following Hurricane Carla. Third state record (Editor's note: 2nd?).
One adult (2007-67) on 14 December 2007, Gulf of Mexico: Walker Ridge, approximately 180 mi. S of Louisiana. Although the observer indicated that he was very familiar with this species, there was not enough detail in the description to eliminate a Black Noddy. There are currently no winter records for the state’s offshore waters and all previous accepted records coincide with tropical cyclones.