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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…]

Rare Bird Alert: July 20, 2018

The Zenaida Dove (ABA Code 5) discovered in south Florida last week is still being seen into this week, the most notable ABA Area bird still remaining. Both Maine and Newfoundland still have Little Egrets (4) as well, with possibly more than one individual in the former.

One first record in the ABA Area this [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: July 13, 2018

Continuing birds in the ABA Area includes still-present Tamaulipas Crows (ABA Code 4) in Texas, a pair of Tufted Flycatchers (4) in Arizona, and Little Egrets staying put in both Maine and Newfoundland.

A Zenaida Dove (5) in Miami-Dade, not far from the city of Miami and far inland from where the Caribbean species is [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: July 6, 2018

It’s hot, and not in the fun, bird-producing way. This week saw holidays in both the US and Canada which typically offer a little bump in terms of potentially find interesting birds, but the avian activity seemed as hesitant to move in the heat as many birders. Or maybe it’s just the midsummer. In any [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: June 29, 2018

Noteworthy continuing rarities in the ABA Area include Tamaulipas Crows (ABA Code 4) still being seen in south Texas, and the long-staying Tufted Flycatcher (4) remains reliable for those willing to make the hike to find it. In the northern tiers of the continent, a White-tailed Eagle (4) is still sitting tight on St. Paul [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: June 22, 2018

Things have slowed a little in the ABA Area as the heat of summer begins to bite, but there are still a handful of noteworthy birds continuing throughout the ABA Area. The Little Egret (ABA Code 4) in Maine looks like it might stick through the summer as they have in the past. A Tufted [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: June 15, 2018

June gets an unfair reputation as being a slow month for birding across much of the ABA Area, but 2018 has shown that some exceptional birds can be found in the first month of summer, especially if you’re interested in seeking vagrants. But before we get to that, a quick round up of the notable [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: June 8, 2018

Notable ABA Area rarities continuing into this week include the Little Egret (ABA Code 4) in Maine, one of the Bahama Mockingbirds (4) that were seen in Florida earlier this spring, and the Tufted Flycatcher (4) in Arizona.

The ABA’s 3rd record of Stygian Owl was a surprise one-day wonder in Monroe, Florida, early in [read more…]

Rare Bird Alert: June 1, 2018

With migration winding down birders around the continent are settling in for summer. That period of buggy, muggy birding highlighted by the occasional Breeding Bird Survey or documentation of nesting. Thankfully, it only lasts until the end of June when shorebirds begin heading back. Migration never really ends, it only slows.

Notable continuing birds include [read more…]

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