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Rare Bird Alert: July 26, 2019

The continuing Antillean Palm Swift on Grassy Key, Florida was still present as of July 24.

Two Plain-capped Starthroats were found in the Huachuca Mountains in Arizona this week. One at Ash Canyon, and the other northeast of Sonoita. The Common Crane in Coconino, Arizona continues. A Red-footed Booby was seen in Santa Cruz, California, and the Little Egret continues in Cumberland, Maine.

A Common Wood Pigeon photographed near near Romaine, Quebec on May represents a first province, and first ABA Area record, if accepted.

Montana had its first  Rivoli’s Hummingbird  at Glacier NP this week.

Missouri, and Tennessee both had the same American Flamingo first seen in New Madrid, TN, as first state records.

Ontario birder Victor Serrano found a Black-bellied Whistling Duck at the Leamington marina.

A Black-faced Grassquit  was discovered in Monroe, Florida.

A North Carolina woman found a Masked Booby sitting on a beach in Dare, NC.

A Laughing Gull was seen in Queens, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island was visited by a Black-necked Stilt found in Borden.

A Bar-tailed Godwit was found in the bay area of California, in Alameda, and in Colorado, a Costa’s Hummingbird was found in Jackson.


Omissions and errors are not intended, but if you find any please message blog AT and I will try to fix them as soon as possible. This post is meant to be an account of the most recently reported birds. Continuing birds not mentioned are likely included in previous editions listed here. Place names written in italics refer to counties/parishes.

Readers should note that none of these reports has yet been vetted by a records committee. All birders are urged to submit documentation of rare sightings to the appropriate state or provincial committees. For full analysis of these and other bird observations, subscribe to North American Birds, the richly illustrated journal of ornithological record published by the ABA.




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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.
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