1. English and Scientific names: Long-eared Owl

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage: One individual present


3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) Cameron Parish

Specific Locality: Hackbery Ridge, Cameron Parish


4. Date(s) when observed: November 10, 2011

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 2:46 PM

6. Reporting observer and address: Tom Finnie, Sulphur, LA

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Devin Bosler,Justin Bosler. Robby Bacon.

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Devin Bosler and Justin Bosler originally found the Long-Eared Owl a few hours before we arrived.

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Owl situated in middle of Acacia Scrub sitting in the shade.

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Nikon D300, 400mm lens

11. Distance to bird(s): 25 feet

12. Duration of observation: Approximately 15 minutes

13. Habitat: A scrubby remnant chenier

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

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 attached pictures.

16. Voice: No vocalization.

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


See attached pictures.

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


Pictures were photographed by me (see attached pictures).

19. Previous experience with this species: None

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

a. at time of observation: None

b. after observation: Petersonís Field Guide to Birdís of North America

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


Pictures were used in lieu of notes.


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

23. Signature of reporter: Thomas Finnie


Date: November 13, 2011


Time: 4:00 AM

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