August 5, 2022
Both Berylline Hummingbird (ABA Code 4) and Pine Flycatcher (5) continue in southeast Arizona, and the potential ABA 1st Southern Lapwing (5) is still wowing observers in northern Michigan. In Florida, both a Thick-billed Vireo and a Bahama Mockingbird continue into this week.
Late summer is stint season! And New Hampshire joins the party with the state’s 2nd record of Little Stint (4) in Rockingham. This widespread Eurasian shorebird is more commonly seen in the west of the continent, so any record on the Atlantic coast is a noteworthy one.
Over to Quebec, where a male Rufous Hummingbird was visiting a feeder in Beauce, the vanguard for the now annual movement into eastern North America in the fall and winter.
Notable for Maryland was a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Frederick.
North Carolina’s 2nd record of Neotropic Cormorant was found in Martin this week. The southeast of the ABA Area, aside from Florida, is the one holdout for this species on the continent.
A Brown Booby in Pulaski, Arkansas, is that state’s 7th record.
Indiana’s 2nd Limpkin was seen in LaPorte, just on the doorstep of Michigan, which still awaits its first.
Nevada’s 2nd Tricolored Heron, a young bird, was seen by many in Clark.
In California, a Nazca Booby (3) was seen on Southeast Farallon Island in San Francisco.
Oregon’s 6th or so record of Yellow-throated Vireo was photographed in Chiloquin.
And to British Columbia, where a Black Phoebe was a nice find in Richmond.
Omissions and errors are not intended, but if you find any please message blog AT aba.org and I will try to fix them as soon as possible. This post is meant to be an account of the most recently reported birds. Continuing birds not mentioned are likely included in previous editions listed here. Place names written in italics refer to counties/parishes.
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