Nikon Monarch 7

aba events

#ABArare – La Sagra’s Flycatcher – Florida

These ABA Area vagrants seem to be taking on an extra importance now that Neil Hayward is barreling towards the Big Year record this year, and when a La Sagra’s Flycatcher was discovered by Dan Smyth in Miami-Dade County, Florida, this week you can bet Hayward was on it. The flycatcher was discovered at Matheson Hammock Park in Miami on Saturday, 12/14, and photographed that day.

photo by Dan Smyth

photo by Dan Smyth

Matheson Hammock Park is located in the Coral Gables suburb of Miami, south of the city proper. From the Miami Airport, take Florida 953 south for to where it turns into Old Cutler Road. Turn left into the park on Matheson Park and park in the north lot, which is the park and not the gardens.

The flycatcher is being seen and heard from the southern end of Matheson Hammock frequenting the area along the mangroves and down a muddy trail that leads east to a gate. The bird is reportedly easiest to locate by call, so seekers should familiarize themselves with the vocalization before attempting

La Sagra’s Flycatcher was first reported in the ABA Area in 1963 in Orrville, central Alabama.  Since that report, at least 12 records and numerous reports have been recorded, all from South Florida.  The Florida records are of birds thought to be of Bahamian origin, M. s. lucaysiensis.

Facebooktwitter
The following two tabs change content below.
Nate Swick

Nate Swick

Editor, Social Media Manager at American Birding Association
Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
Nate Swick

Latest posts by Nate Swick (see all)

American Birding Podcast
Birders know well that the healthiest, most dynamic choruses contain many different voices. The birding community encompasses a wide variety of interests, talents, and convictions. All are welcome.
If you like birding, we want to hear from you.
Read More »

Recent Comments

Categories

Authors

Archives

ABA's FREE Birder's Guide

If you live nearby, or are travelling in the area, come visit the ABA Headquarters in Delaware City.

Beginning this spring we will be having bird walks, heron watches and evening cruises, right from our front porch! Click here to view the full calender, and register for events >>

via email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Open Mic: Young Birder Camp at Hog Island: Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens September 11, 2017 3:07
    At the mic: Dessi Sieburth, an avid birder, photographer, and conservationist, is a 10th grader at Saint Francis High School in La Canada, California. He is a member of the Pasadena Audubon Young Birder’s Club and Western Field Ornithologists. Dessi enjoys birding in his home county of Los Angeles. Last summer, Dessi attended Camp Colorado, […]
  • Introducing the Whimbrel Birders Club! September 7, 2017 2:33
    Whimbrel Birders Club was established at the first annual Illinois Young Birders Symposium in August 2016. We are a birding club truly meant for everyone, no matter your age, disability, or ethnicity. […]
  • Open Mice: Kestrels–An Iowa Legacy May 16, 2017 6:29
    A few years ago, a short drive down my gravel road would yield at least one, if not two, American Kestrels perched on a power line or hovering mid-air above the grassy ditch. Today, I have begun to count myself lucky to drive past a mere one kestrel per week rather than the daily sightings. […]

Follow ABA on Twitter