Number of accepted Curlew Sandpiper records for Louisiana = 7 as of June 2015
One juvenile (1976-05; formerly 84R-5 and 1984-5) 2.5 miles north of Holly Beach, Cameron Parish, on 4 September 1976 (TS; CC, BK*, RI, BN). This is also only the second Louisiana record for this species, not seen in the state since the original report near Cameron on 13 September 1953. (From the 4th Report of the LBRC; However, see:) One juvenile (76-5) on 4 Sep 1976, Cameron: Second Bayou Field, ca 2.5 mi. N of Holly Beach; T. Schulenberg; AB 31(2): 188 (published as "second state record" and originally No. 84-5 in Schulenberg 1986). Neither this nor the first state record is supported by hard documentation. The first record, one in basic plumage, Cameron: 2 mi. E Cameron, 13 Sep 1953 (Lowery 1974) was retained on the State List following a review of species accepted in Lowery's Louisiana Birds (Schulenberg 1985). "First record status" is now transferred to record No. 90-38 (photographed 4-5 May 1990 in Vermilion, K. V. Rosenberg et al.; AB 44(3): 441, Dittmann 1995).
One (female or first year bird) in alternate plumage (1990-38) on 4-5 May 1990, Vermilion: Vincent Refuge, approximately 4 mi. north of Kaplan on Hwy. 35 (AB 44(3)441); (on 4 May) Kenneth V. Rosenberg (ph); (on 5 May) Curtis Marantz, Donna L. Dittmann & Steven W. Cardiff, JVR, DPM, RDP, MMS, JPK, DPa, HDP.
First state record
One in nearly complete alternate plumage (1991-26) from 13-14 May 1991, Vermilion: S of Vincent Refuge, S and W of intersection of Hwys. 699 and 35; Charles A. Butterworth, William R. Fontenot (ph), and Paul E. Conover (ph) (AB 45(3):457; LOS141).
Finder: Charles Butterworth
photo by P. Conover
One in alternate plumage (1997-20) on 6 May 1997, Vermilion: Hwy. 699 near Hwy. 343; an individual nearby (Gladu Rd. and Hwy. 343) on 12 May 1997 was most likely the same bird based on plumage characteristics; Gary Broussard (ph)(FN 51(4):882).
Finder: Gary Broussard
photo by Gary Broussard
One (1997-35) molting from alternate to basic plumage on 17 Aug 1997, Vermilion: S. side of Hwy. 14, 0.3-0.5 mi. W of [junction with] Hwy. 709, between Kaplan and Gueydan; Phillip Wallace (ph) and B. Mac Myers III (ph); FN 52(1): 73.
One in alternate plumage (2002-11) from 28 Apr-3 May 2002, Acadia: ca 4 mi. E of Morse, vicinity intersection Hwy. 92 and Homer Adams Road, 30.13o N, 92.48 o E; Christopher C. Witt, Daniel F. Lane (sketch only), Dave Patton (ph), and Joseph P. Kleiman; NAB56(3):316.
One in alternate plumage (2002-24) from 6-11 May 2002, Vermilion: N of Gladu Rd. just E of Hwy. 35; Joseph P. Kleiman and Paul Conover(ph); NAB56(3):316.
Finder: Paul Conover
photos by Paul Conover
One in alternate plumage (2005-06) on 8 May 2005, Acadia: Toups Road, approximately 1 mi. W of Hwy. 35; Paul Conover  (ph) ; NAB59(3):448.
Finder: Paul Conover
Video still and video by Paul Conover