July 15, 2022

Rare birds in the ABA Area continuing into the middle of July include Berylline Hummingbird (ABA Code3) and Pine Flycatcher (5) inArizona, and Bahama Mockingbird (4) in Florida.

We start in California this week, where a Gray-tailed Tattler in San Diego represents the 2nd record of the east Asian shorebird for the state. This species is regular in Alaska, but there are fewer than 10 records for the Lower 48 in total.

There is one 1st record for the week, in Wyoming where a Neotropic Cormorant in Goshen adds, at long last, the species to the state’s list. It had been recorded in all surrounding states.

St Paul Island, Alaska, is seeing a bit of a mid-summer push with both Temminck’s Stint (4) and Gray Wagtail (4) seen on the island this week.

Oklahoma’s 3rd record of Mexican Violetear was visiting a feeder in Stillwater.

Alabama had a Neotropic Cormorant in Lawrence. 

Good for Delaware, and anywhere in the ABA Area for that matter, a White-winged Tern (4) was seen near Milford.

And up to Nova Scotia, which also had a White-winged Tern (4), near Cole Harbour.

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.