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: Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis

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

 1 Adult Female

3. Locality: Parish:   __Cameron

   Specific Locality: Peveto Bird Sanctuary

4. Date(s) when observed:      Apr 15 2014

5. Time(s) of day when observed:     All Day

6. Reporting observer and address: Billy Jones 202 Seamon Rd Lake Charles, La. 70611

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

   Robby Bacon, Jared Wolfe, Devin Bosler and many others

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

   Robby Bacon, Jared Wolfe, Devin Bosler and many others

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


10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Nikon d90 500mm lense also sony Binos

   Canon sx50

11. Distance to bird(s): less than 20ft

12. Duration of observation: All Day

13. Habitat: Partially wooded and prairie  

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): Sitting on tree limb did a foot shuffle when it wood change positions . payed not attention to all the observers.


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): Buffy colored light and dark all over. Had Buffy wing patches which lead to concluding it to be a female.

16. Voice: Did not hear it

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):  Common Nighthawk relied on more experienced birders who where there at the observation.

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

19. Previous experience with this species: First One I have seen

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

a. at time of observation: None just took pictures and relied on experienced birders

b. after observation: Sibleys  


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

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: Yes because the people there with me are very good at what they do.

23. Date:_04-15-2014_________Time:__All Day._____

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

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


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