North American Birds

VOLUME 68 NO2 2015

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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293 V O L U M E 6 8 ( 2 0 1 5 ) • N U M B E R 2 Pictorial Highlights Pictorial Highlights 1 • Six Botteri's Sparrows were found near Patagonia Lake on 8 January 2014. This spe- cies was once thought to be accidental in Arizona in winter, but observers have recently found it to be locally regular in winter, particularly near Patagonia Lake. Photograph by Alan Schmierer. 2 • Short-tailed Shearwater is rarely reported in Mexican waters. This one was barely within those waters, north of Islas Coronado, Baja California, photographed 18 January 2014. Photograph by Thomas A. Blackman. 3 • Rare in British Columbia, this immature male Hooded Oriole pleased many visiting birders at Port McNeill, on Vancouver Island's northern tip, throughout the winter period (here 5 December 2013). Photograph by Jackie Hildering. 4 • This male Vermilion Flycatcher found by Ellison Orcutt on the Walkerton Christmas Bird Count, King William County on 5 January 2014 made Virginia's third record. Photograph by Ellison Orcutt. 5 • California's frst light-morph Gyrfalcon was this juvenile that spent 2-24 (here 16) February 2014 around the Eel River Estuary Preserve, Humboldt County. Photograph by Tim Ligouri. 6 • This Band-tailed Pigeon, a great rarity anywhere in the East, spent 7 (here 23) January through 28 February 2014 at a feeding station in Manteo, Dare County, North Carolina. Photograph by Sam Cooper. 1 2 3 5 4 6

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