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Rare Bird Alert: September 28, 2018

Continuing rarities in the ABA Area include the ongoing Sulid show in California, where Nazca Booby (ABA Code 4) and Blue-footed Booby (4) are most notable but other, more expected species, are being seen as well. Utah’s 1st record of Blue-footed Booby (4) also continues into the week. In western Alaska, a Red-flanked Bluetail (4), [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: September 21, 2018

First things first, thanks to Greg Neise for covering the Rare Bird Alert last week while I was in Cuba.

Mid-September is traditionally a very good time for rare birds in North America, particularly on the western side of the continent. Even so, the landfall of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas was the major weather [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: September 14, 2018

At the top of our report this week is the stunning occurrence of a Great Kiskadee at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada on September 7. Though the species has been spreading in Texas, and along the Gulf Coast to Louisiana, records outside this area are extremely rare.

Great Kiskadee, Rondeau Provincial Park, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: September 7, 2018

Little Egrets (ABA Code 4) continue to be seen in the northeast United States, with a single individual moving between Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the long-staying Maine bird persisting at Scarborough Marsh. A Thick-billed Vireo (4) was seen in Florida again and yet another Red-footed Booby (4) from a pelagic in California.

Alaska comes [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 31, 2018

The northeast part of the continent continues to be the place to find Little Egret (4), with individuals continuing in Maine, Newfoundland, and one hopping back and forth between Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Zenaida Dove (5) is still being see in Florida, and after a long drought the Sinaloa Wren (5) in southeast Arizona [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 24, 2018

Noteworthy continuing birds in the ABA Area include a single Little Egret (ABA Code 4) that continues to cross back and forth between Rhode Island and Connecticut, and the Zenaida Dove (5) still being seen from time to time in south Florida.

New England continues to be the epicenter of late summer birding, highlighted by [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 17, 2018

Little Egret (ABA Code 4) can still be seen in Maine and Rhode Island this week, and the Nazca Booby (4) in Ventura County, California, was seen this week, rounding out the continuing noteworthy ABA rarities this week.

Offshore birding in Massachusetts was about as good as it can get, as at least two Barolo [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 10, 2018

Noteworthy continuing birders in the ABA Area have a decidedly “little” theme, with both Little Egret (ABA Code 4) in Maine and Little Stint (4) in Massachusetts making appearances. The Zenaida Dove (5) is still being reported at the dove watering spot southwest of Miami.

The doldrums of July are over in a huge way [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: August 3, 2018

The same birds continue this week as the last couple weeks. Little Egrets (ABA Code 4) are still being seen in Maine and Newfoundland, and the Zenaida Dove can still be found in Florida, though it can be tough.

It’s definitely “stint season” in the ABA Area now, as an apparent Little Stint (4) was [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: July 27, 2018

Noteworthy birds continuing into this week in the ABA Area include the Zenaida Dove (ABA Code 5) in Florida and Little Egrets (4) in both Maine and Newfoundland.

Starting in California, where a second Nazca Booby (4) was seen in Santa Barbara waters in addition to the one reported from Ventura last week. This species [read more…]

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