Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)

Number of accepted Pacific-slope Flycatcher records for Louisiana = 3 as of July 2012  

Accepted Records

One immature female (1991-13; formerly 95-03) on 28 Apr. 1991, Cameron: Smith Ridge, approx. 3 mi. NW of Johnsons Bayou School; Mario Cohn-Haft (ph only), Kenneth V. Rosenberg (ph; LSUMZ 152085), David P. Muth (card), and found by Theodore A. Parker III (AB 45(3):458; LOS 141).

One immature male (1994-57) from 21-23 Dec. 1994, Acadia: just S of Hwy. 342 on Hwy. 35; Michael J, Musumeche (card), Dave Patton (ph), and Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ 159809) (FN 49(2):158; LOS 164; LOS 166).

Photos by Dave Patton

One immature male (1995-03; formerly 96-74) from 29 Dec. 1995-4 Jan. 1996, Lafayette: Lafayette, Moore Park; Billy Leonard, Steve Shively, and Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ 162330), (FN 50(2):181; LOS 171).

Photos by Paul E. Conover

Unaccepted Records

"Western" Flycatcher complex:

One in fresh fall plumage (2007-68) on 20 December 2007, Bossier: south Bossier City, Red River NWR, at headquarters unit. Although most Members believed that this flycatcher may have been a member of the Western Flycatcher complex, there were no diagnostic characters provided even for “Western complex.” There are a few accepted records (no accepted sight records) for the state, but none from northern Louisiana.