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#ABArare – Herald Petrel – Pennsylvania UPDATE

And here I thought I was done writing about Hurricane Sandy…

A probable Herald Petrel (Code 3) was found on Nov 3 along a road under someone’s mailbox near Hollidaysburg, PA, south of Altoona. [At this time, I do not know who found it.] It was taken to Centre Wildlife Care where it was found to be severely underweight. The prognosis is not good. [Update: The bird did not survive.]

This will be a first state record. The only Pterodroma currently on the Pennsylvania checklist is Black-capped Petrel.

ABArare Herald Petrel PA Robyn Graboski
Photo by Robyn Graboski

ABArare Herald Petrel PA LanzonePhoto by Mike Lanzone. More photos are available at Nemesis Bird.

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John Puschock

John Puschock

John Puschock reports ABA rare bird alerts and manages #ABArare for the American Birding Association. John is a frequent participant in rare bird forums around the web and has knack for gathering details necessary to relocate birds. He has been a birder since 1984 and now leads tours for Bird Treks, as well as for his own company Zugunruhe Birding Tours. He has led tours to locations across North America, from Newfoundland to New Mexico and from Costa Rica to Alaska. He specializes in leading tours to Adak in the Aleutian Islands.
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