As we head into the top of 2019, there are nonetheless a handful of uncommon birds within the ABA Space to notice. A Crimson-collared Grosbeak (ABA Code 4) continues in Texas. California has each a Garganey (4) and a Pink-footed Booby (4) and Florida birders have saved tabs on the persevering with La Sagra’s Flycatcher (4) and Antillean Palm-Swift (5).
I assumed we have been placing 2019 to mattress when it comes to uncommon birds, however this week noticed the report of an actual stunner within the open ocean off of Washington within the type of a Northern Large Petrel photographed in a scrum of seabirds following a fishing boat. The captain of the boat knew pelagic species nicely sufficient to take a photograph of one thing completely different and the pictures have been made public only in the near past. This isn’t solely a 1st ABA Space report, however a 1st for the North Pacific of this burly tubenose of the southern oceans.
Staying out west, Oregon had a Hooded Oriole in Clatsop.
Notable for California was a Field Sparrow in Inyo.
In Arizona, a Streak-backed Oriole (4) was seen in Pinal.
Texas had one other Fork-tailed Flycatcher (3) in what has been a loopy 12 months for them, this time in Aransas NWR.
In Wisconsin, a Varied Thrush was seen in Dunn.
Pennsylvania is the newest state to host a Barnacle Goose (4) this one at Decrease Makefield.
And Florida’s third report of Hooded Oriole was seen in Hernando.
Omissions and errors usually are not meant, however for those who discover any please message weblog AT aba.org and I’ll attempt to repair them as quickly as potential. This put up is supposed to be an account of probably the most just lately reported birds. Persevering with birds not talked about are doubtless included in previous editions listed here. Place names written in italics consult with counties/parishes.
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