February 9, 2024

Continuing birds in Texas include Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (5), multiple Roadside Hawks (4), Gray-collared Becard (4), Brown Jay (4), Cattle Tyrant (5),  Golden-crowned Warbler (4), Crimson-collared Grosbeak (4), Blue Bunting (4), and certainly one but possibly two Crane Hawks (5). The Red-flanked Bluetail (4) is also still being seen in New Jersey.

Arizona boasts a visitor from the north this week with the state’s 3rd Little Gull, a young bird, found in Cochise Co.

In Virginia, a Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in Amherst Co, appears to be a state 1st and only the second record of this occasionally nomadic finch in the southeast.

And in New Jersey, a Western Grebe was found in Middlesex Co.

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.

Readers should note that none of these reports has yet been vetted by a records committee. All birders are urged to submit documentation of rare sightings to the appropriate state or provincial committees. For full analysis of these and other bird observations, subscribe to North American Birds, the richly illustrated journal of ornithological record published by the ABA.