Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Number of accepted Fork-tailed Flycatcher records for Louisiana = 3 as of June 2015

Accepted Records

One (1996-046) on 15 Nov. 1996, Vermilion: Aspazl Rd. off of Dewberry Rd., near Lelieux; Paul E. Conover (ph) and Gary Broussard (ph)(LOS l77). This record did not appear in FN (Field Notes--Ed.). This is the first record for Louisiana. (in 8th LBRC Report)
Video stills by Paul Conover

One female or immature (2008-06) from 17-27 February 2008, Plaquemines: vicinity of Alliance, 16096 Hwy. 23 S, Becnel Citrus Farm, Phillip A. Wallace (ph), David P. Muth (ph), Bill Bergen (ph only), Donna L. Dittmann (ph), Justin Bosler (ph), Mike Musumeche (ph). This represents the second state record. The owners of citrus farm graciously allowed birders to enter the front of their property where the bird often was best seen before it went to roost in the orchard. In the absence of definitive primary tip notching, paleness of collar and back, combined with timing of occurrence (winter) lend support for this individual belonging to the northern subspecies monachus. (in 2008 Report)

Photo by Bill Bergen

One (2013-025) on 12-26 April 2013, Jefferson: Grand Isle, ranging from entrance road to Exxon/Energy XXI facility W to vicinity of Orleans Ave./Birch Ln./Willow Ln.; Glenn Ousset (ph), Erik I. Johnson, Dan O’Malley (ph), Patricia Rosel (ph), Phillip A. Wallace (ph), Robert C. Dobbs (ph), Donna L. Dittmann (ph) and Steven W. Cardiff, and Julie Amador (ph only). (in 2014 LBRC Report)

Photo by Patricia Rosel