English and Scientific names:

Black-legged Kittiwake

Number of individuals: 

One present


Cameron Parish

Specific Locality:

Cameron Ferry

Date(s) when observed:

December 20, 2010

Time(s) of day when observed:  

11:30 AM

Reporting observer and address:

Tom Finnie, Sulphur, LA 70665

Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):


Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)

Marty Guidry on 12/19/2010

Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):

Partly Cloudy

Optical equipment: 

Nikon D300

Distance to bird(s): 

30 yards

Duration of observation:

Thirty minutes


Calcasieu Ship Channel at Cameron Ferry

Behavior of bird: 

Flying, feeding and resting.


See attached picture



Similar species:

See picture

Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

Photographed by Tom Finnie.

Previous experience with this species: 


Identification aids:

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America

This description is written from: 


Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain: 


I am positive of the identification. See attached picture.

Date and time: 

12/20/2010  Time: 7:30 PM