One female (1961-03) molting from juvenal to first basic plumage on 16 September 1961, Cameron: 1 mi. W Holly Beach; Laurence C. Binford (LSUMZ 25135). This represents the second state record and Lowery (1974) also credits Delwyn G. Berrett with its discovery following Hurricane Carla (Lowery 1974).
One in basic plumage (1989-155) on 30 Oct.-15 Nov. 1989, Lafourche: Port Fourchon on Hwy. 3090, just southwest of Hwy. 1; Norton Nelkin, Phillip A. Wallace, John P. Sevenair, Joseph P. Kleiman, Charles Lyon, David R Muth, B. Mac Myers III, Al & Gwen (ph) Smalley, R D. Purrington, Gay Gomez, Nancy L. Newfield, Curtis Sorrells, Esther Boykin, Doris Falkenheiner, John McBride, D. Bruce Crider, (AB 44 (1):106).
One (2015-077) on 17-18 October 2015, Orleans: New Orleans, Bayou Sauvage NWR, Hwy. 11,
David P. Muth (ph).
This is only the fourth accepted Louisiana occurrence.
Photo by David Muth