Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

Number of accepted Black-legged Kittiwake records for Louisiana > 30 as of June 2015



Accepted Records

(1982-13). An immature collected along the beach ca 5 miles east of Johnson's Bayou, Cameron Parish by John Morony on 23 April 1982; specimen deposited at the Louisiana State University Museum of Zoology (LSUMZ 104825).

(1982-12). An immature seen by B. Mac Myers III, Jack Reinoehl, David Muth on 15 May 1982 along the beach 0.5 miles west of Holly Beach, Cameron Parish.

(1982-14). An immature seen by Van Remsen, Mark Robbins, and Scott Lanyon two miles west of Holly Beach (Cameron Parish) on 2 June 1982. This was a very unusual summer record; possibly the same individual seen in the same area in May (82-12).

One immature (1985-16) five miles south of Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River, Plaquemines Parish, on 1 April 1985 (B. Mac Myers III).

One immature (1985-67; formerly 86-8) at the West Jetty at the mouth of Calcasieu Pass, Cameron Parish, on 26-27 April 1985 (Ken Rosenberg*;Norton Nelkin, David Muth,B. Mac Myers III, Dan Purrington).

One in first basic plumage (1990-84) on 11 Nov. 1990, Cameron: East Jetty at the mouth of Calcasieu Pass; Erika Wilson, Bettie Harriman, and Bruce Hallett (AB 45(1): 116).

One molting to first alternate plumage (1991-18) on 27 Apr. 1991, Cameron: East Jetty Road across from the Cameron sewage ponds; Curtis C. Sorrells, Cecil C. Kersting (ph), and Phillip A. Wallace (ph)(AB 45(3):457 includes ph by Kersting; LOS 141).

One adult (1991-59) in basic plumage on 4 Nov 1991, Gulf of Mexico (off St. Mary): 61 mi. S, 2 mi. E of Pt. Chevreuil; Steven W. Cardiff (ph); AB 46(1): 105.

One in first basic plumage (1991-47) on 14 Dec. 1991, Cameron: Calcasieu River ship channel, off S edge Monkey Island; Peter H. Yaukey, David P. Muth, Alfred E. and Gwen B. Smalley (ph)(AB 46(2):277; LOS 147).

One in 1st basic plumage (1994-17) on 23 Apr 1994, Cameron: approximately 5 mi. W of old mouth Mermentau River (Rutherford Beach); Ronald J. Stein and Melvin Weber; NASFN48(3):309.

One in first basic plumage (1994-34) from 6 Apr. and 26 Apr.-3 May 1994, Cameron: approx. 1 mi. W of (town of) Holly Beach; Paul E. Conover (ph) and Dave Patton (ph) (FN 48(3):309; LOS 159). Although treated as a single record involving one bird, the 6 Apr. bird could conceivably have been a different individual.


  
photos by P. Conover

One (1996-33) in worn first basic plumage on 26 Apr 1996, Cameron: East Jetty at mouth Calcasieu Pass; Donna L. Dittmann, Paul E. Conover (ph); record Nos. 96-33 and 96-32 may pertain to the same individual; NASFN 50(3): 292, LOS News 174: 8.

One (1996-32) in first basic plumage on 27 Apr 1996, Cameron: approx. 1 mi. W of town of Holly Beach; Paul E. Conover (ph); NASFN 50(3): 292, LOS News 174: 8. This and the preceding record (No. 96-33) may pertain to the same individual.

One female in first basic plumage (1996-67) on 23 Dec. 1996, Cameron: 2 mi. W of old mouth Mermentau River (Rutherford Beach); William R. Fontenot (LSUMZ 162252), Roger J. Breedlove, Matthew Pontiff (ph only), and Donna L. Dittmann (*) (FN 51(2):472).

One in first alternate plumage (1997 -16) on 10 May 1997, Cameron: 2 mi. W of Holly Beach; Joseph P. Kleiman (ph) and Karen Fay (FN 51(4):882 includes ph by Kleiman).

One adult (1998-84) on 28 Nov 1998, Cameron: Rutherford Beach; Phillip Wallace (ph) and B. Mac Myers III; NAB 53(1): 64.

One (1999-20) in first basic plumage on 13 Mar 1999, Cameron: a few miles W of [town of] Holly Beach; Richard L. Knight (ph); NAB 53(3): 290, LOS News 187: 3.

One (1999-15) in first basic plumage on 11 Apr 1999, Gulf of Mexico: South Marsh Island 147 oil platform, 93 mi. S of W. tip of Marsh Island, 28o 13 40 N, 92 o 00 60 W; Dave Patton (ph); NAB 53(3): 290, LOS News 187: 3.

One (1999-19) in first basic plumage on 31 Mar & 10 Apr 1999, Gulf of Mexico: Vermilion 265A oil platform, 77 mi. S of Pecan Island, 28o 30 45 N, 92o 2704 W; B. Mac Myers III (ph taken both dates); NAB 53(3): 290, LOS News 187: 3.

One immature (1999-56) on 18 Apr 1999, Gulf of Mexico: 122 mi. S of Morgan City, Green Canyon 18A oil platform, 27o56'37"N, 91o01'45"W; Brian P. Gibbons (ph, card only); NAB53(3):290.

Photo by Brian P. Gibbons

One in 1st basic plumage (1999-96) on 16 Nov 1999, Gulf of Mexico: 93 mi. S of W tip Marsh Island, South Marsh Island 147A oil platform, 2813'40"N, 9200'00"W; Richard L. Knight; NAB54(1):63.

One immature male (1999-62) on 20 Dec 1999, Cameron: Rutherford Beach, 3 mi. W of old mouth Mermentau River; Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ 169346; DLD) and Donna L. Dittmann; NAB 54(2): 188.

One immature (2000-56) on 5 & 11 Nov 2000, Caddo: Shreveport, Cross Lake; Charles E. Lyon (ph taken 5 Nov); NAB 55(1): 64. This is the first record for northern Louisiana and one of few away from the immediate coast.

One immature (2000-57) on 18 Dec 2000, Cameron: jetties at mouth of Mermentau River; Dave Patton (ph); NAB 55(2): 181.

One immature (2001-15) on 27 Apr 2001, Cameron: Rutherford Beach, about 9 mi. W of old mouth Mermentau River; B. Mac Myers III (ph); LOS News 198: 13, NAB 55(3): 309.

One in 1st basic plumage (2006-56) on 24 Dec 2006, Gulf of Mexico: Green Canyon Block 610, approximately 120 mi. S of Port Fourchon; Brad Martin (ph); NAB61(2):281.
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Photos by Brad Martin

One in 1st basic plumage (2007-21) on 20 Mar 2007, Cameron: beach 2.5 mi. W of Holly Beach; Devin Bosler (ph), Justin Bosler; NAB61(3):461.

Photo by Devin Bosler

One in worn first alternate plumage (2007-44) on 29 April 2007, Cameron: East Jetty Beach, approximately mi. east of East Jetty and approximately 2 mi. south of Cameron; Justin Bosler (ph).

Photo by Justin Bosler

One in first basic plumage (2009-44) on 18 April 2009, Cameron: Cameron, East Jetty at mouth Calcasieu Pass; Gary Broussard (ph).

Photo by Gary Broussard

One immature (2010-51) on 19-23 December 2010, Cameron: Calcasieu River at Cameron ferry; Donna L. Dittmann (ph) and Steven W. Cardiff, B. Mac Myers III, Thomas Finnie (ph), Paul E. Conover (ph), Robert C. Dobbs (ph), and Dave Patton (ph only).



Photo by Robert C. Dobbs

One adult in worn non-breeding plumage (2014-076) on 22 and 24 April 2014, Cameron: ca 6 mi. W old mouth Mermentau River (Rutherford Beach), N 29.7754o, W 93.213699o; Molly Richard (ph) and Paul E. Conover (ph).

Photo by Molly Richard

One immature (2014-042) on 26 April 2014, Cameron: ca 5 mi. W town of Holly Beach; Nancy L. Newfield (notes), Jay V. Huner, Marty Floyd, and Kevin Morgan (ph only).

Photo by Kevin Morgan

Unaccepted Records