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Old Saturday 13th December 2003, 17:27   #1
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I will try to add some links for Louisiana birding.

Here is our bird list:

http://losbird.org/checklist.htm

Despite what it says there, you no longer have to report Calliope Hummingbird; it is accepted on the official list now as of last December. I myself had the pleasure of hosting one in my yard in October 2002.

Here are some excellent directions to Southwest Louisiana hotspots:

http://www.naturestation.org/fauna/birds/birdloc.htm

If you are dragging along nonbirders, I have seen live wild alligators close-up at Sabine any time of the year -- even in winter.

Sometimes I put birding content in my diary and here are a few:

http://peachfront.diaryland.com/bayousauv.html
http://peachfront.diaryland.com/graykings.html
http://peachfront.diaryland.com/021126_24.html

A caveat about my diaries -- since it is a diary, it has a hodgepodge of strange stream of consciousness thoughts about everything under the sun. Click on the "Birding" tab to get to an index of the birding content or Lord knows what you'll find yourself reading.

Also, as I am not an expert birder, I do miss a fair number of birds, and I know that the experts can get much bigger lists than I do.

Random thought about my area, Western St. Tammany Parish -- It is a good time of year for Bald Eagles.

I have a small backyard but perhaps I will list my yard list later for the curious. Hmm. My state list needs to be organized as well.
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Old Tuesday 16th December 2003, 14:00   #2
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Visitors to the New Orleans area might be interested in a conveniently located birding hotspot called Bayou Sauvage:

http://delta.fws.gov/bayousauvage.html

The web page is out of date and states that Bald Eagle and Brown Pelican are threatened species. They are in fact common species -- Brown Pelican year-round and Bald Eagle is a winter breeder here.

It is well worth checking for migrants in spring and fall.

Good birds reported within the last few days include Groove-Billed Ani and Great Kiskadee, which are very good finds this far to the east.
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"If you are dragging along nonbirders"

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