Number of accepted Mountain Bluebird records for Louisiana = 9 as of July 2015
A female or immature (1978-03; formerly 81-22) at Holly Beach, Cameron Parish, on 28 October 1978 (J. V. Remsen; seen by many others at fall LOS meeting). This is only the third Louisiana record.
One adult male (1985-63; formerly 86-48) on 18 Dec. 1985-2 Feb. 1986, Madison: Mississippi River levee north of 1-20 bridge, near Delta; Hilda Candlish, Hal Moore, John Battalio, EH, JW (AB 40(2):292).
One immature female (1990-29) on 18 Nov 1990, Cameron: 5 mi. E of Cameron; Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ 152102) and Donna L. Dittmann. Reported in AB45(1):117 as the fourth state record, but this was actually the fifth record and second specimen.
One male in first basic plumage (93-18) from 30 Jan.-9 Feb. 1993, Acadia: Hwy.13, 2.1 mi. S from
junction of Hwy. 3007, approx. 5 mi. S of Crowley; Paul E. Conover (ph), Michael J. Musumeche, Roger
J. Breedlove, Bill Wood, Curtis A. Marantz (ph), John P. Sevenair, Alfred E. and Gwen B. Smalley (ph),
and Cecil C. Kersting (ph) (AB 47(2):268; LOS 151).
Videoscope still by P. Conover
One (95-107) on 9 Oct. 1995, St. Bernard: Chalmette, "BPI" Crescent Acres Landfill; David P. Muth (ph) (FN 50 (1):68; LOS 169.)
One male (98-25) from 4-10 Jan 1998, St. Martin: Lake Martin; John P. Sevenair
(ph), Paul E. Conover (ph), Phillip Wallace (ph), Karen Fay, and Daniel F. Lane (sketch
only); FN 52(2): 211. All photographs are from 10 Jan.
photos by P. Conover
One female (2010-86) on 22 December 2010-20
January 2011, Jefferson: vicinity of Cheniere Caminada
Cemetery, 1 mi. W of Grand Isle;
Joelle Finley (ph),
Robert C. Dobbs
Jay V. Huner (ph).
Photo by Rob Dobbs
One female (2014-058) on 14 December 2014-19 February 2015, Washington: CC Rd., 1/4 mi. S
intersection with Bethel Rd. (SW of Franklinton);
Jay V. Huner (ph),
Dan O’Malley (ph),
Photo by Claire Thomas