English and Scientific names:

Black-whiskered Vireo

Number of individuals: 

One present

Locality: LOUISIANA: 

Cameron Parish

Specific Locality:

Peveto Woods Bird Sanctuary

Date(s) when observed:

May 9, 2009

Time(s) of day when observed:  

8:00 AM

Reporting observer and address:

Tom Finnie, 2406 BonTon Drive, Sulphur, LA 70665

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

No other observers.

Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)


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

Early AM sun shining on bird.

Optical equipment: 

Nikon D300, 400mm lens

Distance to bird(s): 

40 yards

Duration of observation:

Four minutes


Tree in east Peveto Woods

Behavior of bird: 

Perched on tree limb, flying about Peveto.


See picture


Not that familiar with voice, donít remember.

Similar species:

Species was determined by picture.

Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

Photographed by me Ö 

Previous experience with this species: 


Identification aids:

Petersonís Guide

This description is written from: 

Petersonís guide aided by picture

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


Yes, see picture,


Thomas Finnie 

Date and time: 

5/11/2009  8:00 PM