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

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage): 1

Unknown age/sex/plumage

3. Locality: Parish:  Jefferson

   Specific Locality: Grand Isle TNC Lafitte Woods Preserve-Grilletta Tract

4. Date(s) when observed: 4/19/13

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 1740

6. Reporting observer and address: Dan O’Malley Lafayette

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Michael Seymour

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Michael Seymour

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Sun behind observers.

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Eagle Optics Ranger 8X42

11. Distance to bird(s): 5 meters

12. Duration of observation: 10 minutes

13. Habitat: Scrubby habitat on south side of preserve

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): Perched in mulberry tree, not very active.

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): Black “whisker” apparent, but faint. Dull gray crown without sharply defined black border. Yellow olive dorsally, dingy white ventrally.

16. Voice:

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): REVI by whisker and crown pattern.

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Yes Dan O’Malley


19. Previous experience with this species: Several times in FL keys, and also multiple times on Grand Isle

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

a. at time of observation: Other birders (stake-out bird)

b. after observation: Sibley’s

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. Date:__4/30/13________Time:____1636___