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 / 4 309 W E S T E R N G R E AT L A K E S (p.a., †JMc). In se. Michigan, Fish Crows con- tinue to scavenge the Forest Lawn Landfill in Berrien (m.ob.). Farther n. than usual in Min - nesota were Carolina Wren in Cass 31 Jul (ph. †DEn) and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in Kittson 11 Jul (RAE). Three Eurasian Tree Sparrows from spring were last seen 2 Jun at Whitefish Pt. Worm-eating Warbler was found at tradi- tional locations in Sauk, WI 16 Jun (DDT), and Allegan and Berrien in Michigan. Each state re - ported Kentucky Warblers at traditional loca- tions; Wisconsin also had one in Crawford 26 Jul (DK). Thirty (19 l.y.) singing male Kirtland's Warblers were found during the 9th year of monitoring in Wisconsin with 17 pairs fledg - ing 34-38 young; Michigan no longer conducts a formal census. Still casual in Minnesota, Yel - low-throated Warbler nested in Hennepin (a.t. †BAF) and what was probably a returning indi - vidual sang in Winona through 25 Jul (m.ob.). In Wisconsin, a Prairie Warbler sang in Wauke - sha for the 7th consecutive summer (ASz). So- nograms of a singing Prairie Warbler in Dakota, MN 15 Jun (a.t. †AF) showed a different indi - vidual than one at the exact same location l.y. (BAF). Yellow-breasted Chat showed well in 6 Wisconsin counties; rare in Minnesota, chats in Le Sueur 17-18 Jun (ph. ChH, SC) and Dodge 2-6 Jul (BAb, GL) made for upwards trends. A Spotted Towhee spent the summer at Buffalo River S.P. in w. Minnesota (MO). In Michigan, a lonely Lark Sparrow summered in Monroe where this species nested in 2014. Ca - sual in Minnesota, Lark Bunting staged a mini- invasion into Lac qui Parle 4-6 Jun (†PHS, JPr), Wilkin 6 Jun (ph. JPk), Polk 11 Jun (ph. CB), and Lyon 21 Jun (ph. †GWe). Minnesota's first Baird's Sparrow since 2002 sang sporadically in Douglas 13-20 Jun (DaC, a.t. BWF). Wiscon - sin's only Summer Tanager was a first-year male in Sauk 9 Jun (AHo). Michigan's pair in Berrien (BAn) was the only report of the species for the Wolverine State. Minnesota attracted singles in Washington 5-21 Jun (a.t. JJ) and Carver 26 Jun-3 Jul (ph. WF). Blue Grosbeaks in 3 Michi - gan locations included 2 at Pte. Mouillee (MC, m.ob.) and at least 3 birds in Washtenaw 28 Jul+ (CPo, m.ob.). Nesting was also confirmed in Wisconsin at Spring Green Preserve, Sauk (JB, ph. †CHe, ph. †BG, ph. †KR, ph. †TW). Astute Michigan observers recognized a drab female Painted Bunting in Keweenaw 5 Jun (TBa, ZG). Dickcissels were found in 77 of Minnesota's 87 counties and were also widespread in most of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Cited observers (subregional editors in bold- face): Brad Abendroth (BAb), Ben Anderson (BeA), Bradley Anderson (BrA), Nick Anich (eBird Wisconsin), Linda Atella (LA), Amar Ayyash (AA), Tim Baerwald (TBa), Dan Belter (DBe), Dedrick Benz (DBz), Matthew Berg (MB), Stephanie Blake (SB), Dave Brasser (DBr), Jeff Brinkman (JB), Paul E. Budde (Minnesota), Charles Bush (CB), Adam M. Byrne (eBird Mich - igan), Rory Cameron (RC), Daryl Christensen (DC), Philip C. Chu (PCC), Shawn Conrad (SC), Mike Cook (MC), Louie J. Dombroski (Michigan), Kim R. Eckert (KRE), Russ Egrem (REg), Robert L. Ekblad (RLE), Kimberley Em - erson (KE), Deanne Endrezzi (DEn), Bruce A. Fall (eBird Minnesota), Alex Franzen (AF), Ben W. Fritchman (BWF), Ann Gamble (AG), Zack Gayk (ZG), Eliza Grames (EG), Bill Gross - meyer (BG), Dan & Pam Guynn (DPG), Chad Heins (ChH), Michael L. Hendrickson (MLH), Charles Henrikson (CHe), Anthony X. Hertzel (AXH), Scott Hickman (SHi), John W. Hockema (JWH), Gerald Hoekstra (GHo), Aaron Holsch - bach (AHo), Miles Hurlburt (MHu), Robert B. Janssen (RBJ), Jonathon Jongsma (JJ), Dennis Kirschbaum (DK), Katie Kozak (KKo), Jan & Larry Kraemer (JLK), George Lahr (GL), Herb Lindsay (HL), Cindy Lupin (CL), Joe McDonald (JMc), Jym Mooney (JM), Bruce Munson (BMn), Brad Murphy (BMu), Brad Nelson (BNe), Peter Nichols (PNi), Frank J. Nicoletti (FJN), Beth Ol - son (BO), Alec Olivier (AO), Mark Otnes (MO), Jackie Packer (JPk), Andy Paulios (eBird Wis - consin), Nolan Pope (NP), Cody Porter (CPo), Tom Prestby (eBird Wisconsin), Jerry Pruett (JPr), John P. Richardson (JPR), Kelly Rueck - heim (KR), Jim Schwarz (JS), Charles Sontag (CSo), Aaron Stutz (ASt), Peder H. Svingen (PHS), Andrea Szymczak (ASz), Daryl D. Tessen (DDT), Tony Thompson (TT), Dar Tiede (Wis - consin), Butch Ukura (BU), Bradley Waggoner (BW), Josh Watson (JWn), Scott Weberpal (ScW), Garrett Wee (GWe), Robert B. Williams (RBW), Adam Wilmoth (AW), Thomas Wood (TW), Michele Woodford (MW), Quentin Yo - erger (QY), Roy Zimmerman (RZi), Brad Zinda (BZ). We extend our sincere thanks to the hun - dreds of other contributors who could not be acknowledged individually. n –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Peder H. Svingen, 2602 East 4th Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55812 • tion totals rebounded. May was more typical weather-wise, even though temperature and precipitation were both highly variable by the end of the month in each state. The most notable occurrence this spring was the impressive number of early arrivals, with at least 18 in Missouri and 34 in Iowa among the earliest dates on record. The rar - est of the visitors in the Region included Eur- asian Wigeon, Harlequin Duck, Black Rail, Long-billed Curlew, Brown Pelican, Burrow - ing Owl, Rock Wren, Lark Bunting, Hooded Oriole, Bullock's Oriole, Western Tanager, and Black-headed Grosbeak. Abbreviations: Carondelet (Carondelet Park, St. Louis City, MO); Clarence Cannon (Clar - ence Cannon N.W.R., Pike, MO), Eagle Bluffs –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SPRING 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Joshua P. Uffman A bove average temperatures continued for March and April, resulting in early leaf-out conditions across the Region. March was the 13th warmest on record for Iowa and 10th warmest for Missouri. Below- average moisture during March was the norm for most of the Region, with significant snow - fall of 14 inches hitting parts of northwest Iowa 23-24 Mar. April was the fourth consec - utive month with below-average precipitation in Missouri, while in west Iowa many rivers and streams reached flood stage as precipita - Iowa & Missouri

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