1. English and Scientific names:


Townsend’s Warbler, Dendroica townsendsi     [assuming ABA didn’t change it.]


  1. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage):


One,  male


  1. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) (specific locality)


Cameron Parish, Peveto Woods in oak tree at edge of parking lot at trail to picnic table.


  1. 4. Date(s) when observed:


September 23, 2013


  1. Time(s) of day when observed:


9:45 AM CDST


  1. Reporting observer and address:


Jay V. Huner

428 Hickory Hill Drive

Boyce, LA 71409


  1. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):


Robby Bacon, Michael Musumeche, and Melvin Weber.


  1. Other observers who Independently identified the bird(s):


None to my knowledge.


  1. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):


Mid-morning. Bird on live oak tree in good light.


  1. Optical equipment (type, power, condition):


Zeiss 10 x 40 binoculars. Good Condition.


  1. Distance to bird(s):


About 30 feet.


  1. Duration of Observation:


Approximately 5 minutes. Saw the bird foraging in live oaks.


  1. Habitat:


Chenier habitat.


  1. Behavior 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 parking lot.


  1. Description (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.


  1. Voice:


Bird was silent.


  1. Similar 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.


  1. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? Attached”):


Photographs sent to Louisiana Bird Records Committee separately.


  1. Previous 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.


  1. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):
    1. at time of observation: None.
    2. after observation: Sibley’s Field Guide and National Geographic Field Guide.


  1. This description is written from: __notes made during the observation (notes attached?); notes made after the observation (date: ______); __x__ memory/review of images..



  1. Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain.


Yes. Bird was found by Robby Bacon and well observed by all.



  1. Signature of reporter ____Jay V. Huner_____ date_09/10/2013 8:40 PM.