Wildest Vagrants of 2022 with Amy Davis & Tim Healy
March 2, 2023
2022 was an exceptional year for rare bird sightings in the ABA Area, with no fewer than three first ABA records and an absolute avian smorgasbord of interesting and unexpected records from all corners of the US and Canada. As difficult as it is to choose the best, North American Birds editor Amy Davis and writer and teacher Tim Healy join host Nate Swick to attempt to do so, or at the very least, have some fun remembering the highlights of last year.
Also, Nate is back from a fantastic trip to the Colombia Birdfair.
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The American Birding Podcast brings together staff and friends of the American Birding Association as we talk about birds, birding, travel and conservation in North America and beyond.
Join host Nate Swick every other Thursday for news and happenings, recent rarities, guests from around the birding world, and features of interest to every birder.
It was a great year in Colorado in 2022. New state birds for me Rufous-backed Robin (1st State Record), Yellow Rails, Cassia Crossbills, and Thick-billed Kingbird. Some years I don’t see any new state birds, so four is pretty crazy in one year.
Surprised the Gundlach’s Hawk in Florida wasn’t mentioned at all. Surprising first record away from Cuba and first ABA record. Accepted by the FOSRC in February.
I have in my notes that it was a 2023 bird, though I remember it bring really really tight.
I can pretty much guarantee that it will make the cut when we do this again in a year.
You’re right. The Hawk was January first, w 2023. Now Little Bunting. Florida is rocking
I’m with Nate: regardless of what other insanity comes up in 2023, that bird is a shoo-in for a mention next year! My understanding was that the hawk was first seen in the initial days of January, but if you have any details about evidence to the contrary or the update about FOSRC acceptance I’d greatly appreciate a link.
Marsh Sandpiper, Thedford On!?