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 346 S O U T H E R N G R E AT P L A I N S Sauver, Rick Schmid, Shari Schwartz, W. Ross Silcock, Kent Skaggs (KSk), Marie Smith, Jim Stasz (JSt), Ruthie Stearns (RSt), Jim & Linda Swenson (J&LS), Cynthia Van Den Broeke (CVD), Walt Wagner-Hecht (WWH), Glenn Walbek (GWa), T. J. Walker, Gordon Warrick, Zeke Watkins, Michael Willison, Eric Wood. KANSAS: Roger Boyd, Andrew Burnett (ABu), Doris Burnett, Jeff Calhoun, Tom Cannon, Will Chatfield-Taylor (WCT), Malcom Gold, Cory Gregory, Kevin Groeneweg, Peter Grund, Jennifer Hammett, Barry Jones, Don Kazma - ier (DKz), Diana Kinder (DKi), Dave Klema, Jonathan Lautenbach, Sherry Leonardo, Matt Longabaugh, Kathy McDowell, Mick McHugh (MMH), Cheryl Miller, Joseph Miller (JMi), Dan Mulhern (DMu), Sue Newland, Chuck Otte, Jennifer Rader (JRa), Mike Rader, John Schuk - man, Carolyn Schwab, Tom & Sara Shane (T&SS), Kylee Sharp, Max Thompson, Rodney Wright, Eugene Young. OKLAHOMA: David Arbour, James W. Arterburn, Andrew Barndt, Nathanael Burgess, Cameron Carver, Melinda Droege, Josh Engelbert, Joseph A. Grzybows - ki, Corban Hempill, Ford Hendershot, Glen Hensley, Todd Humphrey, Shawn Johnson, Matt Jung, Caitlin Laughlin, Scott Loss (SLo), Deanne McKinney (DMc), Landon Neuman, Zach Poland, Corey Riding, Justin Roach (JRc), Heather Shaffery, John Simmons (JSi), Jeff Tib - bits, John Tharp (JTh), Lou & Mary Truex (L&MT), Pat Velte, Ken Williams. n –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Joseph A. Grzybowski, 715 Elmwood Drive, Norman, Oklahoma 72072 • j_grzybowski@sbcglobal.net W. Ross Silcock, P. O. Box 57, Tabor, Iowa 51673 • silcock@rosssilcock.com (JR). A Prairie Warbler fringing the edge of the breeding range was in Leavenworth, KS 16 Jul (JS). Yet another Sarpy, NE summer vagrant was a Black-throated Green Warbler there 8-11 Jun (JR). A Black-throated Green in Linn, KS 25 Jul (MMH) may have been an early fall migrant. A Wilson's Warbler in Douglas, KS 20 Jun (PG) was a likely vagrant, while one in Washington, OK 1 Jun (JE) was a late spring migrant. Westerly were Summer Tanagers in Ells - worth, KS 5 Jun (DK) and Rose-breasted Gros- beaks in Norton, KS 3 Jul (JC) and at McCo- naughy 6 Jun (JO). A Rose-breasted Grosbeak was rather late in McCurtain, OK 3 and 7 Jun (FH). Possibly pushing the edge of its breed - ing range was a first-year male Painted Bun- ting in Russell, KS 5 Jun (JRa, MR), as well as a singing male at Quivira through 25 Jun (MR). Dickcissels, rare and erratic in the Nebraska Panhandle, were found this season in Sioux 3 Jun (DHo), Garden 2 Jul (BP), and Cheyenne, 3 birds, 5 Jul (WWH). Cited Observers: NEBRASKA: Edward Boyd, Barbara Brown, Scott Buss, Lea Callan, Virginia Clark, Jerry DeBoer, Kathy DeLara, David Glea - son, Larry Einemann, Linda Ferring, William Flack, Robin Harding (RH), David Heidt, Pe - ter M. Hill, Ron Hoff (RHo), Roger & Kathleen Horn (R&KH), Daniel Horton (DHo), Bill F. Huser, Esa Jarvi, Adam Jones, Joel G. Jorgensen, William Kaempfer, Clem N. Klaphake, Mike Leite (MLe), Sam Manning, Brian Moody, Jim Mountjoy, Dollyann Myers, Jim Ochsner, Bri - an Paterson, Kim Pierce, Susan Quinn, Lanny Randolph, Ed Raynor, Ben Ream, Justin Rink, Vanya Rohwer, Linda Rudolph (LRu), Jason St. Jun (DKi) and Harvey, KS 16 Jul (KM) were un- expected during summer. Easterly Lark Bun- tings were in Franklin, NE (GWa) and Reno, KS (JMi), both 29 Jun. Tardy was a Savannah Sparrow in Pawnee, NE 6 Jun (SQ). Often dif - ficult to locate, a good find was the 3 Henslow's Sparrows singing in Neosho, KS 12 Jun (ABu). Rare during summer months, a Swamp Spar - row was in Douglas, NE 30 Jul (LF). Easterly Yellow-headed Blackbirds in Linn, KS 9 Jul (2; JH, MG) and Douglas, KS (ML) were likely early fall migrants. A Bobolink in Douglas, KS 16 Jul (fide CO) was south of its expected range. In the zone where they oc - cur rarely were two Worm-eating Warblers in Linn, KS 4 Jul (MMH). A Hooded Warbler in Sarpy 17 Jun (JR) was a possible carryover from spring. Northern Parula in Woodward, OK (SJ) was also part of a westward trend for the species. An exceptional summer vagrant was a Blackburnian Warbler in Sarpy, NE 17 Jun weather created a couple of "fallouts" on the U.T.C., with significant grounding of birds there in late April and early May. Away from the coast, inland shorebird migration was de - scribed as spectacular with the variety and numbers of birds put down by the rains and storms being well above expectations. Even in areas like the Pineywoods, where shoreline and habitat is always difficult to find, shorebirds were noted in glowing terms. In north-central Texas, a big shorebird day by Greg Cook & Ed Wetzel on 12 May produced an amazing 27 species of shorebirds! You may also note the overuse of "late" in this summary as the stormy weather continued into late May resulting in milder temperatures and more birders out in the field to witness an above average number Eric Carpenter –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SPRING 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– T he rains came! With perhaps the ex- ception of much of the Panhandle and the Trans-Pecos, the story over most of Texas for the spring season was stormy weather and record or near-record rainfall. Houston's Intercontinental Airport recorded 14.39 inch - es of rainfall in April, the most ever recorded there for that month. Significant flooding oc - curred in many areas of central and south- east Texas. Along the coast, the impact of the This Swallow-tailed Kite, a random sighting 25 July near Cot- tonmill Lake, Kearney County Nebraska was only the second for Nebraska. Photo by © David Gleason Texas

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