North American Birds

VOLUME 68 NO4 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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V O L U M E 6 8 ( 2 0 1 5 ) • N U M B E R 4 569 PICTORIAL HIGHLIGHTS 1, 2 & 3 • This Common Ringed Plover was a most unexpected fnd at the Cedar Island Ferry Terminal, Carteret County, North Carolina 15 May 2014; it furnished a frst state record. The small site has produced records of Black-backed Wagtail, Ruf, Curlew Sandpiper, Sooty Tern, Reddish Egret, and Black-bellied Whistling-Duck. Photographs by Vincent Gaillard. 4 • This Lark Bunting attracted attention for several weeks on Amherst Island, Ontario 19 (here 23) June through 9 July 2014. Mid-summer records are few but increasing east of breeding range, where seen mostly in spring or fall. Photograph by Joshua D. Vandermeulen. 5 • Illinois's second Curve-billed Thrasher accommodatingly remained at Chicago's Lincoln Park for two full weeks, from 18 June through 1 July (here 29 June), permitting many birders the opportunity to enjoy it. Photograph by Geofrey A. Williamson. 6 • A fock of 13 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks spent 7-13 (here 7) June 2014 at Port Royal Golf Course, Bermuda. There is one previous Bermuda record of the species, a single bird in 2008. Photograph by Andrew Dobson. 7 • Providing Michigan its fourth record in the past fve years, and eighth overall, this Green Violetear stopped at White Cloud, Newaygo County on 13 (here) and 14 July 2014. Photograph by Laura Peabody. 1 2 3 5 4 6 7

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