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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Contents Contents N e s t i N g s e a s o N : J u N e t h r o u g h J u l y 2 0 1 4 N O R T H A M E R I C A N B I R D S • A M E R I C A N B I R D I N G A S S O C I A T I O N • V O L U M E 6 8 • N U M B E R 4 • 2 0 1 5 ON THE COVER: A long way from home, this Tufted Pufn spent 17 June through 22 (here 8) July 2014 on and around Machias Seal Island, an island of the coast of Maine that is claimed by Canada (a claim not recognized by the United States). The only other Tufted Pufn ever recorded in these waters appeared in 1831 or 1832. Photograph by Durlan Ingersoll. 450 458 460 464 564 566 475 479 481 484 488 491 494 496 498 502 505 507 510 513 516 517 519 521 522 525 528 534 535 538 540 542 545 549 552 556 557 559 562 First North american record of Common scoter (Melanitta nigra) William A. Bouton and Robert C. Fowler, Jr. Common shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) in Québec: a review of records Samuel Denault an apparent Western Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris cf. laingi) in Nova scotia Alix A. D'Entremont Changing seasons: odd Ducks Edward S. Brinkley earlier spring arrival of warblers in indiana Kenneth J. Brock and Randall J. Pals Pictorial highlights atlantic Provinces & st. Pierre et Miquelon (sPriNg & suMMer 2014) David Seeler Québec Pierre Bannon, Olivier Barden, Normand David, and Samuel Denault New england Wayne R. Petersen hudson-Delaware Robert O. Paxton, Shaibal S. Mitra, Tom Reed, and Frank Rohrbacher Middle atlantic Mark T. Adams, Arun Bose, and Robert Ostrowski southern atlantic Robert Sattelmeyer, Richard Hall, and Josh Southern Florida Bruce H. Anderson and Michael Brothers ontario Blake A. Mann eastern highlands & upper ohio river Valley Victor W. Fazio III and Tom Johnson illinois & indiana James D. Hengeveld, Keith A. McMullen, and Geofrey A. Williamson Western great lakes Peder H. Svingen iowa & Missouri James J. Dinsmore tennessee & Kentucky Chris Sloan and Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. alabama & Mississippi John A. Trent arkansas & louisiana Paul E. Conover and Kenny Nichols Northern Canada & greenland Cameron D. Eckert Prairie Provinces Rudolf F. Koes and Peter Taylor Northern great Plains Ron Martin southern great Plains Joseph A. Grzybowski and W. Ross Silcock texas Mark W. Lockwood, Eric Carpenter, and Randy Pinkston Colorado & Wyoming Tony Leukering and Matt Fraker idaho & Western Montana David Trochell New Mexico Sartor O. Williams III arizona Mark M. Stevenson and Gary H. Rosenberg great Basin Rick Fridell alaska Thede Tobish oregon & Washington David S. Irons, Brad Waggoner, and Ryan Merrill Northern California Stephen C. Rottenborn, Michael M. Rogers, Jef N. Davis, and Ed Pandolfno southern California Guy McCaskie and Kimball L. Garrett Baja California Peninsula Richard A. Erickson, Roberto Carmona, and Gorgonio Ruiz-Campos Mexico Héctor Gómez de Silva, Amy McAndrews, and Jorge Montejo Central america H. Lee Jones and Oliver Komar West indies & Bermuda Robert L. Norton, Anthony White, Andrew Dobson, and Anthony Levesque the regioNal rePorts Fledgling Spotted Owls in the Black Range in Sierra County, New Mexico. (see p. 536) Photograph by David J. Cleary. V O L U M E 6 8 ( 2 0 1 5 ) • N U M B E R 4

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