and Scientific names:
Townsend’s Warbler, Dendroica townsendsi [assuming ABA didn’t change it.]
of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate
(parish) (specific locality)
Cameron Parish, Peveto Woods in oak tree at edge of parking
lot at trail to picnic table.
Date(s) when observed:
September 23, 2013
of day when observed:
9:45 AM CDST
observer and address:
Jay V. Huner
428 Hickory Hill Drive
Boyce, LA 71409
observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):
Robby Bacon, Michael Musumeche, and Melvin
observers who Independently identified the bird(s):
None to my knowledge.
conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and
amount of light):
on live oak tree in good light.
equipment (type, power, condition):
Zeiss 10 x 40 binoculars. Good Condition.
About 30 feet.
Approximately 5 minutes. Saw the bird foraging in live oaks.
of bird/circumstances of observations (flying, feeding, resting; including
and stress habits in identification: relate events surrounding observation):
Bird was foraging in mid-canopy of live oaks at edge of
(include only what was actually seen, not what “should” have been seen:
include if possible: total length/relative size compared to other familiar
species, body bulk, shape, proportions, bill,
eye, leg, and plumage characteristics. Stress features that separate it
from similar species):
I saw very distinct streaked yellow patches above and below
the eye with a dark, black cheek patch. I noted distinct wing bars and streaked
yellowish breast. Did see a distinct black throat associated with male.
Bird was silent.
species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):
Black-throated Green Warbler has a yellow face and similar
body pattern but does not have the face distinctly separate by the dark cheek.
or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? Attached”):
Photographs sent to Louisiana Bird Records Committee
experience with this species:
I saw at least 5 Townsend’s Warblers in both April and
September 2011 on separate trips to California. Had a
Townsend’s Warbler at Willow Island in October 2011.
aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in
- at time of observation: None.
- after observation: Sibley’s Field Guide and National
Geographic Field Guide.
description is written from: __notes made during the observation (notes
attached?); notes made after the observation (date: ______); __x__ memory/review
you positive of your identification? If not, explain.
Yes. Bird was found by Robby Bacon and well observed by all.
of reporter ____Jay V. Huner_____ date_09/10/2013 8:40 PM.