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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N O R T H A M E R I C A N B I R D S 344 S O U T H E R N G R E AT P L A I N S grants, as were Common Goldeneyes in Rus- sell, KS 5 Jun (MR) and Norton, KS 3 Jul (JC). Two Northern Bobwhites were at the north - west edge of their Nebraska range in Cherry 5 Jun (KP). Greater Prairie-Chicken is rare to absent over most of the Nebraska Panhandle; westerly were the 3 in Sheridan 7 Jun (CNK). Perhaps a mild repeat of the 2015 season were the 100 Eared Grebes (including young) noted 15 Jul at Hackberry Flat (JAG). Lingering West - ern Grebes included 3 at Cheyenne Bottoms 27 Jun (MR), one in Scott, KS 11 Jun (T&SS), and, easterly, one in Lancaster, NE 3 Jul (MW, ER, LE). Clark's Grebe is regular in low numbers at McConaughy; 5 were present 2-14 Jul (LRu, BP, RSt). The only other report of Clark's was in Kimball, NE 6 Jun (JD). A pleasant boost in reports of Black-billed Cuckoo in Nebraska was the encouraging 13 reports statewide (fide WRS). A record sum - mer tally of 40 Eastern Whip-poor-wills were at the western edge of the summer range in ne. Cherry, NE 26 Jun (DHo). Westerly was a Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Scotts Bluff, NE 30 Jul (MS fide KD); two apparently summered in Russell, KS through at least 27 Jun (DK). Black-chinned Hummingbird is now encroach - ing more routinely into central Oklahoma with single males in Oklahoma, OK 4-18 Jun (fide JAG) and Logan, OK through 17 Jul (ZP) this season. Calliope Hummingbirds appeared in Scotts Bluff, NE 30 Jul (MS fide KD) & 31 Jul (KD). Surprising and easterly were Broad-tailed Hummingbirds in Lancaster, NE 27-29 Jul (JGJ) and in Pawnee, KS 25 Jul (DKz). A male Ru - fous Hummingbird in Scotts Bluff, NE 23 Jun was earliest on record for fall in Nebraska (KD); another was in Harvey, KS 27 Jul (CS). Several King Rails were at Hackberry Flat 10-30 Jul (LN), a more isolated location for them in Oklahoma. A scattering of Soras sum - mering included one in Clay, NE 18 Jun (JGJ), Lancaster, NE 29 Jun (CVD), Payne, OK 3 Jun (CL), and 10 & 15 Jul at Hackberry Flat (LN, JAG). A Purple Gallinule in Payne, OK contin - ued from the Spring period through 23 Jun (SLo). A Sandhill Crane pair was noted with a young bird in tow in Morrill, NE 2 Jun (JGJ); elsewhere in Nebraska they were reported from 6 locations (fide WRS). STILTS THROUGH TERNS Black-necked Stilts nested in the Rainwater Ba- sin this season with 4 eggs found 18 Jun, but an uncertain outcome (JGJ). Easterly were 1-2 Black-necked Stilts in Canadian, OK 21-31 Jul (DMc, SLo). An American Golden-Plover sum - mered at Hackberry Flat (L&MT, MJ); another in Mitchell, KS 22 Jul (CG) may have been an early migrant. Piping Plover migrants (away from breeding areas) were noted in Otoe, NE Kurt Meisenzahl, Allie Mitchell (AMi), Terry Mitchell (TMi), Ron Neher, Michael Patten (MPa), Brandon Percival (BPe), Zach Poland, Aaron Reynolds (ARe), Corey Riding, Justin Roach (JRc), Dan Robinson, Stan & Jan Shadick (S&JS), Dennis Shepler, Gina Sheridan, Tony Solorio (TSo), Brian Stufflebeam (BSt), Evan Tanner, John Tharp (JTh), Steve Thompson, Ed - ward Tiede (ETi), Lou & Mary Truex (L&MT), Pat Velte, David Wiggins, Ken & Carol Williams (K&CW), Ellie Womack, Doug Wood (DWo), Jimmy Woodard, Rachel Wrenn. n –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SUMMER 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– T his summer season was a surprising ar- ray of normalcy with subsets of range extensions and extralimitals. The classic summer uncertainties were present in migrant or vagrant statuses of some shorebirds, but also some warblers. Some species now arriv - ing earlier on breeding grounds may also de- part earlier. Post-season wanderings also lend to the dilemma of interpreting all statuses. The ongoing pattern of woodland species moving northwestward continues. Abbreviations: Cheyenne Bottoms (Chey - enne Bottoms W.M.A., Barton, KS); Hackberry Flat (Hackberry Flat W.M.A., Tillman, OK); Hefner (Lake Hefner, Oklahoma, OK); Mc - Conaughy (L. McConaughy Res., Keith, NE); Quivira (Quivira N.W.R., Stafford, KS); Rain - water Basin: a series of playas in south-central and southeast NE; Red Slough (Red Slough W.M.A., McCurtain, OK). WATERFOWL THROUGH CRANES Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (1-9 birds) were at Red Slough through the period (DA), an expected location; away from Red Slough, 2 were in Oklahoma, OK 14 Jun (JT) and one was in Jackson, OK 27 Jun (AB). Two Fulvous Whistling-Ducks were at Hackberry Flat 10 Jul (LN), perhaps 2 of the 4 birds there in May. Rare, but probably annual, summer stragglers in the northern Region, were single Greater White-fronted Geese in Jefferson, NE 23 Jun (CNK) and York, NE 9 Jul (JGJ) and single Cackling Geese in Lancaster, NE 13 Jul (LE) and Stafford, KS 24 Jul (CM). Two Cinnamon Teal in Wallace, KS 2 Jul (JC, KG, MG) were unexpected. Canvasback, rare, local breeders in western Nebraska, were located 2-6 Jun in Garden and Cherry (CNK, RHo, DM, ER). Sin - gle Ring-necked Ducks in Tulsa, OK 9 Jun (TH) and Payne, OK 19 Jun (SLo) were summer va - Elliott Bedows, Aaron Brees (ABr), Scott Buss, Cheryl Chessick (CCh), Tana Clemens (TCl), Kelly Corman, Jonathan Crews (JCr), Kathy DeLara, Ann Duey, Larry Einemann, William Flack, Houston Flores, Andrew Furman, Sheryl Galvez, Tom Gannon, Robert Gibson, Chris Goulart (CGo), Carlos Grande (CGr), John W. Hall, Robin Harding, Claire Helmke, Ben Hep - pner, Rolf Hertenstein (RHe), Daniel Horton, Bill F. Huser, Jenny Jo Johnson, Jan Johnson, Nina Jones, Joel G. Jorgensen, William Kaemp - fer, Doug Kibbe (DKi), Clem N. Klaphake, Steve Kruse, Laurel Ladwig, Tom E. Labedz, Peter Lecholat, Sam Manning (SMa), Wayne Moll - hoff, John Murphy (JMu), Linda Ollinger, Loren & Babs Padelford (L&BP), Don & Jan Paseka (D&JP), Brian Peterson, Lanny Randolph, Ed Raynor, Justin Rink, Gary Roberts, Christopher Rustay (CRu), Rick Schmid, Matt Shurtliff, Ruben Siegfried (RSg), W. Ross Silcock, Jeff Skevington (JSk), Bill Smith (BSm), Phil Swan - son, Teresa Switzer, Susan Szeszol (SSz), Jerry Toll, Carla Trecek (CTr), Rob Tyser, Cheryl Vel - lenga, Glenn Walbek, T. J. Walker, Drew We- ber (DWe), Bob Wells (BWe), Juanita Whittecar (JWh), David Willard (DWi), Michael Williston, Harley Winfrey. KANSAS; Henry Armknecht, Alice Boyle, Andrew Burnett (ABu), Doris Bur - nett, Jeff Calhoun, Tom Cannon, Glenn Caspers, Will Chatfield-Taylor (WCT), Walt Cochran, Ja - cob Cooper (JCo), Catherine Doud, Tom Flow- ers, Andrew Friesen (AFr), Gregg Friesen, Matt Gearheart, Malcom Gold (MGo), Chet Gresham, Kevin Groeneweg, Peter Grund, Jan Hansen, Wil Hershberger, Pete Janzen, Jon King, Dave Klema, Kaleb Kroeker, Jonathan Lautenbach, Kevin Leonard, Brandon Magette, Jim Malcom, Sam Mannell, Terry Mannell, Kathy McDowell (KMD), Mick McHugh (MMH), Andrew Miller, Joseph Miller (JMi), Rex Miller, Jo-Ann Moore (JAM), Carol Morgan (CMo), Sue Newland, Jes - sica Nguyen, Chuck Otte, Jaye Otte, Andrew V. Payeur, Rob Penner, Galen Pittman, Marie Plinsky, Alexis Powell, Mike Rader, Alexa Ray, Ed Raynor, John Row (JRo), Brett Sandercock, Sam Schermerhorn (SSh), Tom Schermerhorn (TSc), Al Schirmacher, John Schukman, Scott Seltman, Tom & Sara Shane (T&SS), Terry Swope (TSw), Dan Thalmann, Phil Wedge, Da - vid Wiggins, Curtis Wolf, Eugene Young, Molly Zohn. OKLAHOMA; David Arbour, James W. Arterburn, Ben Baranowski, David Bell (DBe), Chris Butler, Bill Carrell, Cameron Carver, Min - dy Davis (MDa), Melinda Droege, Zach Dufran, Josh Engelbert, Brush Freeman, Neil Gilbert, Ann Gordon (AGo), Austin Griffin, Joseph A. Grzybowski, Paula Harman, Ford Hendershot, David Hille (DHi), Todd Humphrey, John Hurd (JHu), Nathan Kuhnert, Scott Loss, Justin & Dixie Mace (J&DM), Brian Marra (BMa), Larry Mays, Chuck McGowen, Deanne McKinney,

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