This form is intended as a convenience in reporting observations of species on the Louisiana Bird Records Committee (LBRC) Review List. The LBRC recommends the use of this form or a similar format when submitting records for review (to assure that all pertinent information is accounted for). Attach additional pages as necessary. Please print or type. Attach xerox of field notes, drawings, photographs, or tape recordings, if available. Include all photos for more obscurely marked species. When completed, mail to Secretary, Louisiana Bird Records Committee, c/o Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216.

1. English and Scientific names: White-tailed Hawk ( Buteo albicaudatus)

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

One bird—sub adult

3. Locality: Parish:   __Calcasieu Parish__________________________________

   Specific Locality: ___Friesen Road west of Ward Road  east of canal bridge. ____

4. Date(s) when observed:

May 4, 2013

5. Time(s) of day when observed: around 4PM

6. Reporting observer and address: Melvin Weber, Reserve, La  70084

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Robby Bacon NOTE:   Robby Bacon originally found and identified the bird.

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Clear skies, good light.

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): 8x40 Binoculars

11. Distance to bird(s):100 ft closest

12. Duration of observation:  3 minutes

13. Habitat: power pole on road’s edge.

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation):


Perched, we flushed it to see tail.

15. 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):


See photo’s.  When flushed, tail was dirty white with black band near tip.

16. Voice:

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Pictures are OK for identification.

19. Previous experience with this species: Seen 3 times in La.

20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):

None needed.

a. at time of observation:

b. after observation:

21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); __Yes___memory.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: Yes

23. Date:__5-5-2013________Time:____6PM