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 / 4 407 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • California's first Purple Sandpiper, photographed on 14 April, was present at Salt Creek Campground on the east shore of the Salton Sea, Riverside from 25 March to 17 April during which time it molted from basic to mostly alternate-plumage. Photo by © Kenneth Z. Kurland 2 • This first-cycle California Gull, Connecticut's first, turned up 21 Mar 2016 at Hammonasset in a closely watched flock that also included two subspecies of Mew Gull. It moved 20 miles west to West Haven, where it remained 24 March-16 April. Photo by © Julian Hough 3 • This Grace's Warbler, here on 4 May, was an exceptional spring find and constituted Ontario's first record of the species when it was found at Point Pelee. Photo by © Willie D'Anna 4 • Vagrant Crested Caracara records have been increasing in recent years, so it was no surprise when Michigan's first record showed up in late June in Munising, Alger and lingered until 12 November (here 2 July). Photo by © Darlene Friedman 5 • This pair of immature Roseate Spoonbills made a brief appearance on Dauphin Island, Mobile 27 July. While still considered rare, this species has become more regular along the Gulf Coast in recent years as birds disperse from breeding grounds in summer and fall. Photograph by © Andrew Haffenden 1 3 5 2 4

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