Long-tailed Duck,  Clangula hyemalis

Long-tailed Duck was added to the LBRC Review List on 17 Apr 2010. There are many records that predate listing.

Accepted Records

One female joined by two males (2012-087) from 8 April-25 May 2012, Cameron: Cameron, East Jetty; Michael J.Musumeche (ph), Erik I. Johnson (ph), Paul E. Conover (ph), Phillip A. Wallace, Jay V. Huner (see also), Thomas Finnie (ph), Devin Bosler (ph), and Danny Dobbs (card only). This cluster of reports may be re-evaluated and split into multiple records.

Photo by Michael J. Musumeche

One female (2012-124) on 24 March 2012, Cameron: Johnsons Bayou, rock jetty about ¼ mi. E Peveto Woods Sanctuary; Jay V. Huner and Erik I. Johnson (ph).

Photo by Erik I. Johnson

One female (2013-094) on 27 December 2013, and presumably the same individual 17-18 February 2014, St. Tammany: S Madisonville on Lake Pontchartrain at mouth of Tchefuncte River; Christopher G. Brantley and Janine Robin.

One (2014-002) on 8 January-2 March 2014, Union: D’Arbonne Lake at Hwy. 33 boat launch near Farmerville; Gerry Click (ph), Stephen L. Pagans (ph), and Jay V. Huner.

Photo by Stephen L. Pagans

One female/first winter male (2014-073) on 29 January-3 February 2014, Union: Lake D’Arbonne, where Hwy. 15 crosses lake; Glenn Golson Jr. (ph) and Devin Bosler (ph). Reportedly first discovered on 8 January 2014 by Gerry Click.

Photo by Devin Bosler

One female found dead (2016-014) on 25 May 2016, Cameron: Broussard Beach ; Angela Trahan (ph).

Photo by Angela Trahan

One immature female (2016-049) on 18 December 2016, Cameron: along Holly Beach; B. Mac Myers III (ph).

Photo by B. Mac Myers III

One male (2017-002) on 15 January 2017, Cameron: offshore at town of Holly Beach; Paul E. Conover (ph) and Dave Patton (ph only). Submitted after review: Phillip Wallace (ph)

Photo by Dave Patton

One (2017-006) on 28 January and presumably the same individual 5 February 2017, Cameron: Rutherford Beach, ranging from 0.5-2.7 mi. W camps; Paul E. Conover (ph).

Photo by Paul E. Conover

Unaccepted Records

Two, one non-breeding plumaged male and one probable non-breeding plumaged female (2014-016) on 9 March 2014, Sabine: Hodges Gardens SP. This observation was based on relatively distant views without the aid of binoculars, and the observer was inexperienced with the species. For those reasons, a majority of Members believed that it was justified to not accept this report.

One winter male (2011-034) on 18 January 2011, Rapides: 0.2 mi. from I-49 overpass at Hwy. 121 X Hwy 1. The report was not accepted by a one vote margin. It is important to describe plumage detail even for obvious and well-marked species and Members who voted not to accept specifically cited that the description was superficial and left too much to their imagination. In addition, Members also noted that the reported size relative to other duck species present was not correct.