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

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

 1 Adult

3. Locality: Parish:   __Calcasieu__________________________________________

   Specific Locality: __Hwy 397 South of Farmers Rice Mill and North of McNeese Street on East side of Road about 100yds North of McNeese St. Lake Charles, La.


4. Date(s) when observed:      Jan 10 2014

5. Time(s) of day when observed:     9:15 am

6. Reporting observer and address: Billy Jones, Lake Charles, La.

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

None took pictures

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):  None took Pictures

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


10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Nikon d90 500mm lense also sony Binos

11. Distance to bird(s): less than 300ft.

12. Duration of observation: 10 min

13. Habitat: Open Prairie  

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

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): No mistaking the bird-Gray head and back orange-brn shoulders,White Chest,rump and tail with black bar near the end of the tail.

16. Voice: Did not hear it

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):  Nothing is similar.

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Billy Jones

19. Previous experience with this species: First One I have seen

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

a. at time of observation: None just took pictures

b. after observation: Sibleys  


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

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: Yes there’s nothing else it can be .

23. Date:_01-10-2014_________Time:__1:15 P.M._____