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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…]

Rare Bird Alert: December 14, 2018

Notable continuing birds in the ABA Area this week include the Great Black Hawk (ABA Code 5) in Maine, both Roadside Hawk (4) and Golden-crowned Warbler (4) in Texas, and a Red-footed Booby (4) in California.

We’ve certainly become accustomed to annual records of Pink-footed Goose (4) in the ABA Area. In recent years the [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: December 7, 2018

Lots of exciting rarities continue into the first week of December, including the Great Black Hawk (ABA Code 5) in Maine, which now appears to have settled into a public park in Portland where birders have been able to relocate it fairly regularly as it terrorizes squirrels. This is another chapter in what has been [read more…]

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