One in basic plumage (1992-05) on 1 Feb. 1992, Caddo: Cross Lake, approx. 1 mi. E end of causeway; Roger J. Breedlove, Charles E. Lyon, John P. Sevenair, and Julie Zickefoose (drawing only) (AB 46(2):275; LOS 147). This represents the first record of this species accepted by the Committee. Three additional records published in Lowery (1974) have not been reviewed by the Committee.
One (2009-13) on 24-25 January 2009, Jackson: Womack, Caney Creek Reservoir;
This represents the first state record with hard evidence.
Photo by Devin Bosler
One (2014-032) on 2-15 November 2014, Union: Lake D’Arbonne, W of boat launch spur, N of Hwy. 33
Stephen L. Pagans
Willie Matthews, and
Mary Mehaffey. This is the third accepted state occurrence.
Photo by Stephen L. Pagans
One (1998-032) on 12 March 1998, Lafourche: Pass Fourchon. Although the description was suggestive, photos ultimately confirmed that the bird was a Common Loon.
One in definitive basic plumage (98-42) on 23 Mar 1998, Gulf of Mexico: 62 mi. S of Marsh Island, South Marsh Island 66C oil platform, 28o38'48"N, 91o56'15"W. Although most members believed that this bird was possibly correctly identified, most also believed that a conservative approach was warranted and did not accept this record because of the brevity of the observation (one minute; it was a "fly-by") combined with the species’ status in the state (hypothetical- only one accepted sight record).