Wilson's Plover near Texas Point

EBIRD (Cornell)

Submit Bird Records to LSU/NAB Louisiana Bird Resource Office ("3x5s")

Long Form for LBRC Review List Species

Link to new photos of Iceland Gull at Venice landfill

Photos RDP March 30, 2013 (with DM,PW). Found by Tom Johnson, Glen Davis, Doug Gochfeld, and Sam Galick March 9.

Basic-plumaged male Long-tailed Duck in Metairie, LA, 23 Dec. 2008- 20 Jan. 2009 (at least). Photo RDP.Click for other images

Little Gull at Cameron, LA, 15 May 2011.

Link to Swallow-tailed Kite photos, 3/12/17

Link to photos of Connecticut Warbler at Grand Isle, May 4, 2013 (RDP).

Immature Broad-winged Hawk, Plaquemines Parish....


Gray Flycatcher at Diamond,Jan. 28, 2019. Found previous day (Jan.27) by LSU group including Remsen and Muth. Refound Jan. 28 by RDP and Jody Shugart, photo Shugart. First SE LA record, second LA.

RDP (LSU, Remsen, Muth the day previous

Photos of Brown-crested Flycatcher at Chalmette National Cemetary, Jan. 2, 2016. Found by Riehl, Coulsons, etc.

First year Glaucous Gull at Elmer's Island, Feb. 7, 2016

Photos from Plaquemines Par. Nov. 10, 2013: Broad-winged Hawks, Swainson's Hawks, Gray KIngbird


Other images from Cameron, 14-15 May 2011, including first state record Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Images from Cameron (mostly) 29-30 October 2011.

Prairie Warbler at Grand Isle, 22 May 2011

Broad-winged Hawk at Triumph, Feb. 2012 (and Pine Warbler)

Images of Tropical Kingbirds at Braithwaite, 28 Feb. 2012

Snowy Plover at Elmer's Island, 18 March 2012, click for images of Great Black-backed Gull and banded Piping Plover.

Other images from Fourchon and Grand Isle, 25 March 2012, including Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Whimbrel, Doubl-crested Cormorant.

Gull-billed Tern and Whimbrel at Grand Isle, 15 April 2012

Western Sandpiper at Grand Isle, 22 May 2011.

Other images from Grand Isle 5/22/11 (WILL, WHIM)

Recent Grand Isle images, including male Cerulean Warbler, April 2014.

Recent images of Chuck-wills-Widow and Black-chinned Hummingbird at Grand Isle (1/16/2011).

Images of Swainson's Hawk in Plaquemines Parish, 4 December 2011. Photo RDP

Green-tailed Towhee at Diamond, LA, winter 2011-12

First year (cycle) Glaucous Gull on Rutherford Beach, Cameron, 4/18/2010(photo RDP)

Western Wood-Pewee (pending LBRC action) at Cameron, 5/7/2010 (photo RDP)

Cordilleran Flycatcher, Durango, CO, summer 2010

Some photos from Cameron, LA, Oct. 26, 2008 including ATFL, pewee, LBBG.

Images from 29 Nov. 2009 trip to Venice, LA (with DPM,PW), including Krider's, Swainson's, and Broad-winged Hawks; also WWDO, STFL, and ani..

Images from Fourchon/Elmer's Island/GI, including Nelson's Sparrow. 12/13/09

Images from Fourchon/Grand Isle, 4 April 2010, including Eastern Willet, western Palm Warbler, Red-tail.


Louisiana Bird Records Committee site, with Review List, etc.

Official Louisiana List


Updated January 2020. There are many lacunae, missing dates, etc. Help with these will be appreciated. My thanks to Harvey Patten for calling to my attention, and correcting, nearly 100 errors in spelling and scientific nomenclature.

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Gray Kingbird on Grand Isle, 27 April 2008 (DPM,RDP; photo RDP)

Additional recent photos from Grand Isle

Black-throated Gray Warbler near Ft. Jackson, 16 Dec. 2008 (RDP).

More Spring 2008 images, plus some from winter 2007-8, including Lesser Nighthawk, Solitary Sandpiper, .

Cave Swallow and other birds from 2007-8.

Cave Swallow and other birds from the rice fields to Cameron and vicinity, 10-11 May 2008.

Texas Breeding Bird Atlas

Some photographs of wintering warblers near Ft. Jackson, 12/16/07. RDP

Video of the Mangrove Cuckoo by Phillip Wallace

Photographs by Dave Patton of the Mangrove Cuckoo in Chalmette, 23-24 December 2006, found by Glenn Ousset.

First winter Lesser Black-backed Gull, Fourchon Beach, 24 Feb. 2008 (RDP)

Some so-so photographs of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Alliance, Plaquemines Par., LA, 17 and 20 February 2008 (RDP).

Some recent photos from SW Colorado, all or most from my property near Durango

Preliminary Bird List for City Park, New Orleans.Comments welcome.

Yellow-nosed Albatross at Holly Beach, Cameron Parish, LA, May 9, 1970, Joe Kennedy and Jim McDaniel. Photo by McDaniel.

Gannet over the surf from Fourchon Beach, 24 March 2002. For a much larger version,click here

Some images of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks in New Orleans' Audubon Park, including banded individual (Jed Diem)

Am. Golden-Plover at Grand Isle, 4 April 2004 (RDP)

For what it's worth, had it been a Pacific Golden-Plover, it would have been much golder in color, have a weak superciliary stripe, shorter tail, and slightly longer legs.

Recent NEXRAD radar image showing birds leaving coastal Mississippi and woods along the Mississippi R. in Louisiana at dusk

A collection of recent photos, mostly, but not entirely by myself

Ash-throated Flycatcher in Johnsons Bayou, 21 October 2006 (RDP). Video capture.

Video of molting adult Baird's Sandpiper on Rutherford Beach, Cameron Parish, 21 Oct. 2006. (3-4 minute download) (bonus adult Lesser black-backed Gull).

Freeze frame from above video of Baird's Sandpiper. Note black legs, fine-tipped bill (see video), very long wings.

Video of Semipalmated Sandpiper at Fourchon Rd, 21 March (?) 2004 by David Muth

Gull Videos from Cameron, 5/12-13/2007

Video of possible first year Thayer's Gull at Holley Beach, 5/12/07

Retarded second year (?) Lesser Black-backed Gull at Holley Beach, 5/12/07.

Video of first year possible Kelp or Kelp-hybrid at East Jetty, 5/13/07.

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks in New Orleans, Jan. 3, 2006 (14 MB--only a few seconds to load on a T1 connection, up to 10 min to load on DSL).

Photographs of Glaucous Gull at New Orleans, Dec. 1-5 (at least), 2012

Black-throated Gray Warbler at Grand Isle, Dec. 2, 2012.

Ash-throated Flycatcher, Jan. 6, 2013 at Diamond.

The Louisiana Breeding Bird Atlas Online

What needs to be said....?

Recent LABIRD postings fron "Birding on the Net

Storm-Petrels, mostly Wilson's, about 40 mi off South Pass, 29 May 2002 (Photo RDP).

Gull Page, with photos by RDP and others. Under construction 10/04

Sage Thrasher W. of Johnsons Bayou, Cameron Parish, 27 October 2001. Found by.....(Photo RDP).

Adult california gull (L.c. albertensis, fide DLD) at Holly Beach, Cameron Par., 25 October 2003

"Whose pocket is it in?" or "Is it time to go to Tom's yet?"

RIP....Tom's met its demise 29 Sept. 2005

Birding Information from Orleans Audubon, including Southeast Louisiana Bird Finding Guide

King Eider at Grand Terre Island....Found by Bob Russell, ID'd by Russell and Muth; first Louisiana record (of 3). Photo RDP

Eider found on N. Breton Is., June 2001 by Ed Creef and others. Photo by Ed Creef. ID by RDP. (the defect appeared in the ftp process and I will try to corrrect it.)

Snowy Owl (3rd-5th LA record), November 2000

Ruff at Grand Isle, 5 August 2001 (MM,RDP,PW--photos RDP).

Photos of Bayou Sauvage Kiskadee (winter 2003-4) by Juelene Alwell.

Results from 2003/4 Venice CBC, 2 Jan 2004.