1. English and Scientific names:Brown Booby Sula leucogaster

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage): 3 subadult

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) ________________________________Cameron____________

Specific Locality: ___Calcasieu Lake, offshore from Grand Lake______________________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed:29 Oct. 2013

5. Time(s) of day when observed: around 11 am

6. Reporting observer and address:B. Mac. Myers, LA 70535

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):Dave Patton, Sammie Faulk, Billy Jones

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): originally found by Kevin Savoie; seen by many observers

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): variable, but some quite good

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): 10x42 Vortex good shape

11. Distance to bird(s): as close as 40 yards

12. Duration of observation: off and on for maybe 15 minutes

13. Habitat: small oil structures standing above the water surface

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): perched and flying

15. Description (include only what was actually seen, not what "should" have been seen; include if possible: total length/relative size compared to other familiar species, body bulk, shape, proportions, bill, eye, leg, and plumage characteristics. Stress features that separate it from similar species): obvious boobies; dark brown above; head, neck and upper breast also dark brown; sharp line of demarcation on breast, below which was white, with a few very small flecks of brown; legs and feet yellowisn; bills and facial skin sort of dull grayish flesh

16. Voice:n/a

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): distinctive

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): many by many observers; two by me submitted

19. Previous experience with this species: a couple of times, not recently

20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):

a. at time of observation:

b. after observation:

21. This description is written from: _very brief____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); _____memory. And from photos

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: yes

23. Signature of reporter: _B. Mac. Myers_____________________________Date:9 Feb. 2014__________Time:_3:41 pm______