Black-whiskered Vireo,  Vireo altiloquus

Number of accepted Black-whiskered Vireo records for Louisiana = 40 as of June 2015


Accepted Records

One adult male (1986-57) on 20 Apr. 1986, Cameron: East Jetty Woods; Paul Lehman (ph, Imhof 1986, p. 485), Donna L. Dittmann, Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ #130583), Louis Bevier, Douglas R. Willick.

One adult male (1986-65) on 26 Apr. 1986, Cameron: Cow Island, 1 mi. W, 1/2 mi. N Rockefeller Refuge Hdqts.; Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ #130584) & Paul Lehman, Brian E. Daniels, Donna L. Dittmann, David P. Muth, Douglas R. Willick, Curtis Marantz, Louis Bevier.

One (1986-32; formerly 89-117) on 27 Apr. 1986, Cameron: East Jetty Woods; B. Mac Myers III, Robert D. Purrington II (AB 40(3):485).

One (1986-66) on 27 Apr. 1986, Cameron: Garner Ridge; Paul Lehman, Steven W. Cardiff, Donna L. Dittmann, David P. Muth, Louis Bevier, Brian E. Daniels, Douglas R. Willick, Curtis Marantz.

One (1988-30; formerly 89-4) on 18 May 1988, Jefferson: Grand Isle; Norton Nelkin (AB 42(3):448; Remsen et al., 1998).

One male (1988-35; formerly 89-36) on 5 Jun. 1988, Cameron: Garner Ridge; J. V. Remsen (LSUMZ #130655; AB 42(5):1303).

One adult female (1988-59; formerly 89-59) on 6 June 1988, Cameron: ca 5 mi. E Cameron; Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ #138332; Jackson 1988, p. 1303).

One (89-118) on 8 Apr. 1989, Jefferson: Grand Isle, woods north of Sureway Super Market; B. Mac Myers 111, John P. Sevenair, CS, A&GS, Crescent Bird Club Members (AB 43(3):494).

One (90-43) on 14 May 1990, Jefferson: Grand Isle; Gwen and Al Smalley (AB 44(3):443).

One adult (91-21) on 8 May 1991, Jefferson: Grand Isle; Curtis C. Sorrells (AB 45(3):459; LOS 141; Remsen et al. 1996).

One (91-60) on 8 May 1991, Jefferson: Grand Isle; Gwen B. & Alfred E. Smalley; AB 45(3): 459.

One (92-47) on 25 May 1992, Jefferson: Grand Isle (Cemetery Woods), David P. Muth (Remsen et al. 1996; Remsen et al. 1998). Vague reference ("numbers seen from Dauphin Island to Grand Isle") in AB 46(3):436.

One male (92-46) on 6 June 1992, Cameron: Peveto Beach Woods (Holleyman Sanctuary); Curtis C. Sorrells, Gwen B. and Alfred E. Smalley, John P. Sevenair and Phillip A. Wallace (ph)(AB 46(5):1146).

One female (93-96) on 16 Apr. 1993, Cameron: 0.3 mi. S of Hwy. 82 at Johnsons Bayou; net casualty from Neotropical Migrants Project (LSUMZ 159436) and Donna L. Dittmann (*)(Remsen et al. 1998).

Two (1997-71) on 27-30 May 1997, Jefferson: Harahan; Peter A. Yaukey, Karen Fay, and James Beck. Reportedly present until 12 June 1997.

One male (1997-40) from 7-8 July 1997, St. Charles: Bonnet Carre´ Spillway; Ronald J. Stein.

One (98-15) on 18 Apr 1998, Jefferson: Grand Isle, woods behind Sureway Market; Allan Strong, Phillip Wallace (ph), Peter H. Yaukey, and George Payne (ph only).

One (98-16) on 19 Apr 1998, Jefferson: Grand Isle, W of Exxon facility; Phillip Wallace and B. Mac Myers III (ph). No. 98-16 and No. 98-15 are noted in FN 52(3): 343 and LOS News 184: 16.

Up to three (99-118) from 30 May-4 Sep 1999, Jefferson: Grand Isle, Sureway Market woods; Robert D. Purrington (ph taken 30 May), David P. Muth (card only), Steven W. Cardiff (card only), Richard L. Knight (card only); Phillip A. Wallace (card only); NAB 53(3): 290, NAB 53(4): 396, LOS News 187: 3. Most observations involved 1-2 individuals, thought to be a pair and possibly breeding. On 2 Jul, three birds were present: “the pair” plus another singing male.

One (2004-12) on 7 Apr 2004, Cameron: Peveto Beach Woods; Dave Patton.

One male (2004-36) on 25 Apr 2004, Cameron: approximately 5 mi. E of Cameron; Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ 177869) and Donna L. Dittmann.

One (2004-10) on 1 May 2004, Lafourche: Fourchon Road, back ridge; Robert D. Purrington, Phillip A. Wallace (ph), and David P. Muth (ph only); this and the preceding two records reported in NAB58(3):386.

Video still by Phillip Wallace

One (2005-05) on 1 May 2005, Cameron: Peveto Beach Woods; Phred M. Benham and Matthew T. Pontiff (ph only); NAB59(3):448.

One (2006-71) on 16 April 2006, Jefferson: Grand Isle, entrance to Sureway Woods, Erik I. Johnson (ph).

Photo by Erik I. Johnson

One (2006-007) on 29 April 2006, Jefferson: Grand Isle, TNC Landry-LeBlanc Tract; Justin Bosler.

One (2007-29/2007-43; erroneously published twice) on 13 May 2007, Cameron: Peveto Beach Woods; Erik I. Johnson (ph); NAB61(3):461.

Photo by Erik I. Johnson

One (2008-031) on 5 April 2008, Jefferson: Grand Isle, TNC Landry-LeBlanc Tract ; Devin Bosler.

One (2008-40) on 19-20 April 2008, Jefferson: Grand Isle, TNC Grilleta tract; Steven W. Cardiff and Donna L. Dittmann (ph) and Justin Bosler (ph).

Photo by Justin Bosler

One (2008-15) on 27 April 2008, Cameron: Hackberry Ridge; Phillip A. Wallace (ph), Paul E. Conover (ph). Originally discovered by Gary Broussard.

Photo by Paul E. Conover

One (2009-110) on 19 April 2009, Jefferson: Grand Isle, TNC Landry-LeBlanc Tract; Edward J. Raynor.

One (2009-38) on 28 April-9 May 2009, Cameron: Peveto Woods Sanctuary; Jay V. Huner (ph) and Tom Finnie (ph).

Photo by Tom Finnie

One (2009-39) on 5-7 May 2009, Cameron: Sabine NWR nature trail; Jay V. Huner and John P. Sevenair (ph).

Photo by John Sevenair

One (2010-106) on 29 May 2010, Jefferson: Grand Isle, TNC Landry-LeBlanc Tract; Andrew Wheelan.

One adult (2011-075) on 12 April 2011, and presumably the same individual there 16-17 April 2011, Jefferson: Grand Isle, Sureway Woods; Scott Terrill (ph), David P. Muth, Donna L. Dittmann (ph), Steven W. Cardiff (ph). Reportedly first discovered by Colin Boeh on 12 April.

Photo by Scott Terrill

One adult (2011-076) on 16 April 2011, Jefferson: Grand Isle, TNC Grilletta Tract and possibly the same or another individual nearby 17 April at Coulon Rigaud Lane; Donna L. Dittmann (ph) and Steven W. Cardiff, David P. Muth (ph).

Photo by David P. Muth

One (2012-134) on 3 May 2012, Jefferson: Grand Isle, TNC Landry-LeBlanc Tract; Dan O’Malley (ph).

Photo by Dan O’Malley

One (2012-081) on 9 May 2012, Jefferson: Grand Isle, TNC Landry-LeBlanc Tract; Donna L. Dittmann (ph) and Steven W. Cardiff.

One (2013-027/2013-074; erroneously published twice) on 13 April 2013 and presumably the same individual 19 April 2013, Jefferson: Grand Isle, TNC Grilleta Tract; Phillip A. Wallace (ph) and Dan O’Malley (ph).

Photo by Phillip A. Wallace

One (2013-026) on 19 April 2013, Cameron: Johnsons Bayou, Peveto Woods Sanctuary; Jay V. Huner (ph) and Billy Jones (ph only). Reportedly discovered by Robby J. Bacon.

Photo by Billy Jones

One (2014-057) on 6 April 2014, Jefferson: Grand Isle, N. end Landry Ln.; Phillip A. Wallace (ph).

Photo by Phillip A. Wallace

Unaccepted Records

One (2000-41) on 4 and 6 Sep 2000, Orleans: New Orleans. The observer reports a large diffuse brownish malar stripe on a bird reported otherwise as more or less identical to a Red-eyed Vireo. The malar stripe reported is inconsistent with this species based on series of LSUMNS specimens, including a couple of juveniles, examined by Committee members. Additional characters that could have supported an identification as Black-whiskered Vireo were, unfortunately, not apparent during the brief views of the bird. Nevertheless, some members were still convinced of the correctness of the identification, but the record ultimately failed by a 3-4 vote.

One (1990-017) on 4 May 1990, Cameron: Hackberry Ridge, 2 mi. WSW Johnsons Bayou School. Although almost certainly this species, the report lacked a description and Members had no choice but to consider the report unacceptable.

One (2012-131) on 15 April 2012, Jefferson: Grand Isle, TNC Reserve. Most Members did not believe that the very rudimentary description adequately supported identification of this species.