One male (1986-50) from 20-21 Dec 1986, Cameron: W. side of Calcasieu Pass, 2 1/2 mi. SW of Cameron; B. Mac Myers III and Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ 131099); AB41(2):293. This was the second state record and specimen.
One male (98-129) on 3 May 1998, Cameron: East Jetty Woods, 2 mi. S of Cameron; Paul E. Conover (LSUMZ 165557; Donna L. Dittmann); FN 52(3): 342, LOS News 184: 16.
One female (98-134) on 25 Jun 1998, Calcasieu: just N of Cameron Par. line on Fruge Road; Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ 165558; DLD) and Donna L. Dittmann; FN 52(4): 467.
One female (99-53) on 17 Jun 1999, Calcasieu: Sidney Derouen Road, ca 2 mi. W of Hwy. 101; Michael J. Stevens (LSUMZ 165559; Donna L. Dittmann), Christopher C. Witt, and Daniel G. Christian; NAB 53(4): 398. The bird was in breeding condition and, circumstantially, this represents the first breeding record of this species for Louisiana.
One adult male (99-55) on 18 Sep 1999, Cameron: Garner Ridge, 3 mi. W of Johnsons Bayou School; Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ 165560; DLD) and Donna L. Dittmann; NAB 54(1): 64.
One (1991-06) from 10-11 Feb 1991, St. Charles: 1.5 mi. W of Paradis; John P. Sevenair, Al and Gwen Smalley, and Robert D. Purrington (ph). The bird was originally found and photographed by Charles Frank and Bill Ayers on 26 or 27 Jan; AB45(2):285 says "in or near St. John the Baptist."
One (1993-14) on 16 Jan 1993, Calcasieu: Hwy. 108 near Vinton, approximately 7 mi. from I-10 and 8 mi. from intersection of Hwy. 27; John and Jana Whittle.
One (1993-56) on 19 Nov 1993, Vermilion: approximately 4 mi. N of the Gulf of Mexico between Pecan Island and Grand Chenier; Gay M. Gomez; AB48(1):119.
One adult male (2001-86) on 27 Dec 2001, Evangeline: 4 mi. W of Ville Platte, 1/2 mi. N of Hwy. 10, near Millers Lake; Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ 172713) and D. L. Dittmann (*).
Two immature females (2004-60) on 31 Oct 2004, Cameron: Garner Ridge, 3 mi. W of Johnsons Bayou School; NAB59(1):93.
One male (2006-05) from 2-29 Jan 2006, Red River: 1 mi. E of Williams, ¼ mi. NE of intersection of Hwy. 1 and parish road 408; Paul M. Dickson, Phillip A. Wallace (ph), James L. Ingold (audio), Rosemary Seidler, Paul Miliotis, Dennis Forshee, John T. McBride, Jr., and Justin Bosler (ph); NAB60(2):245.
One (2007-79) on 27 November-3 December
2007, Bossier: Bossier City;
Description of call notes was definitive for Couch’s.
Photo by Jeff Trahan
One (2009-85) on 29 December 2009, Lafayette:
near Ridge, Judice Park off Golden Grain Road;
Michael J. Musumeche
(video includes voice),
(ph), Jay V. Huner (ph),
[Paul E. Conover (ph only]; first
discovered by Kevin Leigh and apparently present
through 23 January 2010.
Photo by Paul E. Conover
One male (2011-07) on 15-22 February 2011,
Rapides: east side of Messina Road (Forest Road 273)
approximately one mile south of Hwy. 28 West;
Jay V. Huner, and
Photo by Steve Shively
One (2013-049) on 22 December 2013, Vermilion: Lomire Rd., approximately 7 km SSW of Kaplan;
Erik I. Johnson (video and audio).
Photo by Erik I. Johnson