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: Gloucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus


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

Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gifJuvenile, possibly 2nd winter


3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish)

Cameron Parish


Specific Locality: LA 27, near mile marker 45


4. Date(s) when observed:

Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gifApril 28, 2012


5. Time(s) of day when observed:

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6. Reporting observer and address:

Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gifJeff Trahan

Shreveport, LA 71105


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

Jean Trahan, Terry Davis


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

Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gifDescription: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gifMany people who attended the LOS spring meeting.


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

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10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition):

Binoculars Lica 10x42

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11. Distance to bird(s):

Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gif25 feet (estimated)


12. Duration of observation:

Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gif5 minutes


13. Habitat:

Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gifSandy beach at the gulf coast.


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

Standing on the beach; eating a dead fish.

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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):

See photos.

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16. Voice:

None heard.

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

Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gifPossibly Iceland Gull.  This gull had unmarked white wingtips


18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?):

Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gifPhotos attached taken by Jeff Trahan.


19. Previous experience with this species:


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


a. at time of observation:  Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gifSibley Guide to Birds

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b. after observation:  Description: http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/dot_clear.gifSibley Guide to Birds

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


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

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23. Signature of reporter:

Jeff Trahan___Date:__April 30, 2012________Time:__8:00 p.m._____

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