This week’s report of continuing rare birds in the ABA Area is highlighted by the return of the Steller’s Sea-Eagle (ABA Code 4) that has been wandering around the eastern mainland of Canada to New Brunswick, having spent a couple weeks up the coast in eastern Quebec. The Berylline Hummingbird (4) is still being seen, as is the year’s second Inca Tern (5) in on Oahu island in Hawaii.
It’s the time of year for post-season wanders and Maryland benefits from the late summer trend with the discovery of a Little Egret (4) in Anne Arundel, the state’s 1st and one of a growing number of records in the mid-Atlantic and southeast.
Maryland was not the only beneficiary of wandering waders as Delaware also had a Little Egret (4) this week, in Bombay Hook NWR.
Up to New York, where a Wood Stork at Montezuma NWR in Seneca was a nice find.
In Wisconsin, a Snowy Plover was discovered on the Lake Michigan shore just south of Milwaukee
And stint season is beginning in California, where a Red-necked Stint (3) was photographed in Alameda.
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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