Rare Bird Alert

Rare Bird Alert: March 27, 2020

Zugunruhe is taking hold among our remaining ABA Area vagrants. Well, zugunruhe or the fact that the sites where they are found are closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak (in the case of the long-staying La Sagra's Flycatcher in Florida at least).

Rare Bird Alert: March 27, 20202020-03-27T12:04:18-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: March 20, 2020

Birders are self-isolating but that doesn't yet mean we can't go out birding provided we take proper precautions. You may as well take advantage of this time to find some interesting birds. read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: March 20, 20202020-03-20T13:55:33-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: March 13, 2020

Noteworthy birds in the ABA Area not practicing social distancing from ABA Area birders this week (I'm so sorry), include the the Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington, the Garganey read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: March 13, 20202020-03-13T10:22:35-04:00

Rare Bird Alert: March 6, 2020

Still continuing into the first week of spring, at least meteorologically speaking, Garganey (ABA Code 4) in California, and the Caribbean pair of La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) and Thick-billed Vireo (4) read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: March 6, 20202020-03-06T11:04:05-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: February 28, 2020

Washington continues to host a Siberian Accentor (4) into this week, and Florida birders are continuing to keep track of a pair of Caribbean specialities in the south of the state in the form of a Thick-billed Vireo (4) and a La Sagra’s Flycatcher (4).

Rare Bird Alert: February 28, 20202020-02-28T11:40:36-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: February 21, 2020

Rare birds continuing into the third week of February include the stunning Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington, plus of familiars La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) in Florida and Garganey (4) read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: February 21, 20202020-02-28T15:10:30-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: February 14, 2020

Last week's Siberian Accentor (ABA Code 4) in Washington joins the familiar La Sagra's Flycatcher (4) in Florida and long-staying Garganey (4) in California in the continuing category. The Accentor appears to be pretty pretty reliable these days, which is fantastic for all the birders who have made the trip to see this stunning east Asian vagrant.

Rare Bird Alert: February 14, 20202020-02-28T17:08:05-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: February 7, 2020

IVORY GULL in Montana! SIBERIAN ACCENTOR in Washington! Late winter is producing some interesting rare birds across the ABA Area. Get caught up at the ABA's Rare Bird Alert.

Rare Bird Alert: February 7, 20202020-02-07T15:44:53-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: January 31, 2020

As with last week, a La Sagra's Flycatcher (ABA Code 4) in Florida and a Garganey (4) in California represent the continuing continental rarities. Newfoundland has had an excellent winter for read more >>

Rare Bird Alert: January 31, 20202020-02-04T11:21:20-05:00

Rare Bird Alert: January 24, 2020

Exciting for Oregon this week was a Mountain Plover discovered in Clatsop. The bird is quite close, as the plover flies, from an individual in extreme southwestern Washington a few weeks ago, and birders have speculated that this might be the same bird having relocated across the mouth of the Columbia River.

Rare Bird Alert: January 24, 20202020-01-24T15:00:03-05:00