This form is intended as a convenience in reporting observations of species on the Louisiana Bird Records Committee (LBRC) Review List. The LBRC recommends the use of this form or a similar format when submitting records for review (to assure that all pertinent information is accounted for). Attach additional pages as necessary. Please print or type. Attach xerox of field notes, drawings, photographs, or tape recordings, if available. Include all photos for more obscurely marked species. When completed, mail to Secretary, Louisiana Bird Records Committee, c/o Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216.

1. English and Scientific names: Black-whiskered Vireo, Vireo altiloquus

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

Two—technically there is a slim chance only one highly mobile bird was involved.

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) Jefferson

Specific Locality: Grand Isle; 1 individual in Sureway/Landry-Leblanc Tract April 16-17-11; 1 individual on Coulon Rigaud Lane 4-17-11, possibly bird seen by Curt Sorrells and others in nearby Grilletta Tract/Lafitte Woods 4-16-11.


4. Date(s) when observed: 4/16-17/11 (bird1); 4-17-11 (bird 2)

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 4-16 early afternoon; 4-17 late morning for both

6. Reporting observer and address: David P, Muth, 2765 Orchid St., New Orleans

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Bird 1 stake-out, many observers; Bird 2, I was alone, but presumably seen by others in nearby tract.

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Bird 1 stake-out; 2 probably stakeout.

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): various but sunny

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Eagle Optics Platinum Ranger 10x40

11. Distance to bird(s): less than 25 feet

12. Duration of observation: less than one minute

13. Habitat: (1) chenier/maritime oak forest; (2) ‘red’ mulberry in yard adjacent to chenier/maritime oak forest.

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): Both observations during Migratory Bird Festival, numerous observers present. Bird 1 was glimpsed both times after other observers alerted me to presence in general vicinity; Bird 2 was spotted serendipitously as I walked the lane.

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): Bird 1—I searched for a red-eyed type vireo until I found the bird with black whisker; thereafter I tried unsuccessfully to obtain photos, so no real study of plumage, but both days it fit my search image of a dull red-eye type with a fairly large bill. Bird 2 can be seen in photo.

16. Voice: not heard

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): malar stripe eliminates REVI

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): yes of 2, by DPM, attached

19. Previous experience with this species: yes, numerous birds in Louisiana

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





21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); x memory.

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

23. Signature of reporter:  Date: July 10, 2011

24. May the LBRC have permission to display this report or
portions of this report on its webite? y

If yes, may we include your name with the report? y

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