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Rare Bird Alert: February 22, 2019

It’s hard to beat Texes these days, especially with the rediscovery this week of the long-staying Roadside Hawk (4) in the Valley. At least two Golden-crowned Warblers (4) and a Crimson-collared Grosbeak (4) are also down there, and a Yellow Grosbeak (4) is still visiting a feeder up the river a bit. The White-throated Thrush [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: February 15, 2019

There are still a lot of noteworthy ABA rarities in the US and Canada into this week, highlighted by the potential ABA 1st Dark-billed Cuckoo (no code) in Florida, which was present into the beginning of last week but has not been seen for a few days now. The Red-flanked Bluetail (4) in California continues, [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: February 8, 2019

Continuing rarities in the ABA Area include the ABA’s 1st record of Long-legged Buzzard (no code), still present on St. Paul Island in Alaska’s Bering Sea. The Red-flanked Bluetail (ABA Code 4) in Los, Angeles, California is still being seen into this week, as is the White-throated Thrush (4) in Arizona. Texas is still hosting [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: February 1, 2019

Notable continuing ABA Area rarities include the ABA 1st Long-legged Buzzard (no code), still sticking it out through the Alaska winter on St Paul Island. Also, the Yellow Grosbeak (ABA Code 4) is still coming to a feeder in in Texas, and recent reports suggest that the hosts are open to allowing birders to visit. [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: January 25, 2019

For the last couple months, this post has led with the Great Black Hawk (ABA Code 5) in Maine, and this week looks like it will be the last for that bird. Despite looking fairly comfortable in its Portland park, the bird was taken in by rehabbers this past week after it was found on [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: January 18, 2019

Notable ABA Area rarities still being seen into the last week include the Great Black Hawk (ABA Code 5) in Maine, which continues to make a mockery of everyone’s predictions about how a tropical bird can manage to survive a New England winter. The White-throated Thrush (4) in Arizona is also still being seen, as [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: January 11, 2019

The Great Black Hawk (ABA Code 5) in Maine continues into this week, headlining a familiar cohort of long-staying ABA Area rarities. To it we can add the Golden-crowned Warbler (4) Texas, which was joined by a second bird this week, the Fieldfare (4) in British Columbia, the bizarre Pink-footed Goose (4) Colorado, a slightly [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: January 4, 2019

Rarities continuing into the first part of the year include the amazing Great Black Hawk (ABA Code 5) in Maine, the Pink-footed Goose (4) in Colorado, and the Golden-crowned Warbler (4) in Texas. British Columbia continues to host the Fieldfare (4) and the Long-legged Buzzard (no code) is apparently still hanging on into the Alaska [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: December 28, 2018

Noteworthy rarities continuing into the past week in the ABA Area include the Great Black Hawk (ABA Code 5) in Maine, Pink-footed Geese (4) in New York and Colorado, the Golden-crowned Warbler (4) in Texas, the Fieldfare (4) in British Columbia, and a Red-footed Booby (4) in California.

There were no big ABA Area rarities [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: December 21, 2018

Continuing birds in the ABA area include the Great Black Hawk (ABA Code 5) in Maine, both Golden-crowned Warbler (4) and Roadside Hawk (4) continuing in Texas this week, the Pink-footed Goose (4) in Colorado, and a long-staying Red-footed Booby (4) in California.

The bird of the week is arguably British Columbia’s 2nd record of [read more…]

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