Baton Rouge RBA
October 6, 1999
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 11:22:13 EDT
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From: Karen Fay <Lamskite@AOL.COM>
Subject: Louisiana RBA - 10/6/99
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Baton Rouge Audubon Society Rare Bird Alert
Date: October 6, 1999
Area: Baton Rouge and Louisiana statewide
others birds mentioned:
cory's shearwater *(*Louisiana Review List)
american white pelican
black-throated green warbler
Welcome birders to the BRAS' rare bird alert. The following was recorded on
Wednesday October 6. Highlights include a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH in Caldwell
Parish, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW in Shreveport and a BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD
At least one RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH was found on 9/30 in Boeuf WMA in Caldwell
Parish. Take US 165 from Alexandria north for approximately 70 miles. Turn
right on LA 4, heading towards Bellevue. Stay left at the fork with LA 559
(about 5 miles). In another 3 miles look for Park Rd 280 (Big Ridge Rd) and
turn right. (None of the mileages have been measured, just estimated from a
map.) The nuthatch was on this road about 2.5 miles north of the WMA
headquarters which, according to my map, would put it close to the
intersection with PR 282 (Dannehl Rd). The area is described as bottomland
hardwood with a few small pines along the roadside.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found in Shreveport on 9/24 on the southern dead
end of Well's Island Rd. Take Clyde Fant Pkwy out of downtown Shreveport
north to its dead end. Take a right on Airport Dr, which becomes Well's
Island Rd past the airport and dead ends at a large overgrown field. The
bird was in the north end of the field in tall grass and ragweed. It could
not be found on the morning of 9/25.
A male BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD, that has been recorded in LaPlace for at
least the last 7 winters, has returned on August 6 to 800 Fagot Loop in
LaPlace. From Airline Hwy in LaPlace, turn south on Elm Street by the Billy
Hart Restaurant. Fagot Loop is the first intersection. The house is on the
NW corner of Elm and Fagot Loop. He often hangs out in the red cedar tree in
the backyard. RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS are back in various locations. Call
Dennis Demcheck at 225-923-1437 for the one nearest you.
Gulf of Mexico: 1 CORY'S SHEARWATER and 1 near adult MASKED BOOBY
seen from an oil platform off the south-central coast.
Caddo Parish: 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED, 1 PINE and 1 WORM-EATING WARBLER
and an OVENBIRD at the Stoner launch woods in Shreveport;
and 213 PIED-BILLED GREBES, 3 RING-NECKED DUCKS, 1200
CATTLE EGRETS, 3 OSPREYS, 2600 AMERICAN COOTS and
28 FRANKLIN'S GULLS on Cross Lake.
Caddo: 3 LEAST FLYCATCHERS, 1 FIELD and 4 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS
along Well's Island Rd in Shreveport; and 173 PIED-BILLED and 1
HORNED GREBE, 1 ANHINGA, 1 RUDDY DUCK, 1 GREEN-WINGED
TEAL, 1200 CATTLE EGRETS, 3 OSPREYS and 1709 COOTS on
Lafayette: over 103 GRAY CATBIRDS, 4 TENNESSEE WARBLERS and 14
PAINTED BUNTINGS in Carencro.
East Baton Rouge: 14 WOOD STORKS, 1 immature BALD EAGLE, 6 immature
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHERS and 4 WILSON'S
WARBLERS at Richfield Riversilt (about 6 miles
LSU on River Rd in Baton Rouge).
Plaquemines: 15 MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRDS in a kettle over Triumph.
Caddo: 1 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, 1 LEAST FLYCATCHER and 2
SCARLET TANAGERS in the Stoner launch woods.
Natchitoches: 1 VIRGINIA RAIL, 21 SORAS, 1 BANK and over 600 BARN
SWALLOWS during a ride on a combine harvesting a rice
East Baton Rouge: 140 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, 1 SCISSOR-TAILED
FLYCATCHER, 1 MARSH WREN, 2 PALM WARBLERS, 2
LINCOLN'S and 2 SWAMP SPARROWS and at least 200
INDIGO BUNTINGS at Richfield Riversilt.
Orleans: 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED, 2 BLACK-THROATED GREEN and 1
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER in Audubon Park in New Orleans.
Caddo: a COOPER'S HAWK and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW south of Shreveport;
a COOPER'S HAWK, 2 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS and 6
LINCOLN'S and 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW at or near the Stoner
launch woods and 20 BROWN THRASHERS, 1 MARSH WREN and 1
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER on Well's Island Rd; and 107
PIED-BILLED GREBES, 190 WHITE PELICANS, 12 NORTHERN
SHOVELERS, 2 RING-NECKED DUCKS and 1225 COOTS on Cross
Bossier: LINCOLN'S, SWAMP and SAVANNAH SPARROW.
Caldwell: a MOURNING WARBLER in Boeuf WMA.
St Landry: 22 WOOD STORKS migrating over Sunset.
East Baton Rouge: BLACK-NECKED STILTS and other shorebirds on Ben Hur
Rd near River Rd; and 1 ROSEATE SPOONBILL, 1
1 OSPREY, 1 SEDGE WREN, hundreds of COMMON
YELLOWTHROATS, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 40 INDIGO
and 20 PAINTED BUNTINGS at Richfield Riversilt.
Cameron: well over 15000 swallows, predominantly BARN, migrating over the
town of Cameron; and 1 ORANGE-CROWNED and 1
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at Peveto Woods in the Little
Florida subdivision west of Holly Beach.
Orleans: a pair of WHITE-WINGED DOVES returning for the winter to a yard in
New Orleans; a female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD and a WILSON'S
WARBLER in another yard in New Orleans.
Gulf of Mexico: 8 PEREGRINE FALCONS on the platform at the same time and
over 20 PURPLE GALLINULES and 900-1000 egrets flying
a platform off the southwest coast; and a
Parasitic/Long-tailed JAEGER and a GRASSHOPPER
SPARROW on a platform off the south-central coast.
Caddo: 14 CASPIAN TERNS on the Red River; 13 AMERICAN REDSTARTS
and 14 INDIGO BUNTINGS at the Stoner launch woods; and
500-1000 SNOW and 12-13 CANADA GEESE and 3 SANDHILL
CRANES flying over Cross Lake.
Thanks for calling the Baton Rouge rare bird alert and good birding.
Compiler: Karen Fay
Home phone # : 225-763-6805
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