North American Birds

VOLUME 70 NO3-NO4 2019

A Quarterly Journal of Ornithological Record Published by the American Birding Association. The mission of the journal is to provide a complete overview of the changing panorama of our continent’s birdlife.

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V O L U M E 7 0 ( 2 0 1 9 ) • N U M B E R S 3 / 4 405 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • Sedge Wren is rare in numbers and irregular in occurrence in New Mexico; this one was singing at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, 22-27 (here 23) April. Photo by © Michael J. Andersen 2 • This bird, present 15-18 April at Saint-Ulric, Quebec, was exceptionally obvi- ous due to being a drake in alternate plumage; when among Common Eiders other features on this Common Eider X King Eider also become apparent as off for either parent species. It was truly a handsome and noteworthy individual. Photo by © Christian Chevalier 3 • The other rare cowbird, this male Shiny Cowbird was seen on 16 April at Ft. Morgan, Baldwin, Alabama. Photo by © Karen Chiasson 4 • Black-whiskered Vireos have become almost annual in spring in Texas at the coastal migrant traps. Only one was documented this year as it stopped at High Island's Hook Woods, Galveston 17 April. Photo by © Evelyn Interis 5 • One of many half-hardy species that successfully wintered in the Prairie Provinces was this Song Sparrow of the merrillii subspecies at Frank Lake, Alberta, seen here on 7 March. Photo by © Dan Arndt 6 • One of three Blue-winged Warblers photographed in New Mexico this season, this male at Los Alamos 7-10 (here 7) May provided a first record for Los Alamos. Photo by © Michael Smith 1 2 4 5 6 3

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