Seasonal highlights include Masked Duck, Black-billed Cuckoo, Swallow-tailed Kite, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Pine Siskin.
Contributors (subregional editors in boldface):
Bill Beall, Paul Conover (Louisiana), Eric Cormier, Paul Dickson, Sally Jo Gibson, Gabrielle Hargrove, James Holmes Jr, Erik I Johnson, Michael Linz, Charles Lyon, Jason McCallie, Patty McLean, Sarah Morris, Joe Neal, Kenny Nichols (Arkansas), LaDonna Nichols, Lance Runion, Phil Ryan, Jacob Wessels, Glenn Wyatt.
Abbreviations: BKNWR (Bald Knob N.W.R, White, AR). Significance for Arkansas records is based on Arkansas Birds, their distribution and abundance (James and Neal 1986) and the Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) online bird record database (for records since 1986). The significance of Louisiana records is based on trends derived from the database of bird record cards submitted to and archived at the Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science (LSUMNS); records are taken from rare bird reports submitted to the Louisiana Bird Records Committee (LBRC) and to the Louisiana birding listserv (LABIRD). More detailed information on Louisiana rarity reports can be found at www.losbird.org/lbrc/lbrc.htm. County and parish names are italicized. Identifying state abbreviations are used in the accounts only in the first mention of a place/county/parish name unless confusion is otherwise unavoidable.