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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N O R T H A M E R I C A N B I R D S 534 C o lo r a d o & W yo m i n g do), Shawn Billerman, Kurt Countryman, Coen Dexter (w.-cen. Colorado), David Dowell, John Drummond (se. Colorado), Lee & Linda Farrell, Ted Floyd, Matt Fraker (Wyoming), Andrew Gilbert, CJ Grimes, Andrew Hughes, Chuck Hundertmark, Paul Hurtado, Zachariah Hutchinson, Donald Jones, Alex Lamoreaux, Daniel Lebbin, Forrest Luke (nw. Colorado), Jim Malcolm, Libby Megna, Rich Miller, Ste- ven G. Mlodinow, Del Nelson, Bryant Olsen, McKenna Pauley (MPa), Mark Peterson (MPe), Van Remsen, Vic Samstag, Cathy Sheeter, Paul Slingsby, David Suddjian, Glenn Walbek, Sean Walters (montane Colorado), Harley Winfrey. Many other individuals contributed informa- tion to this report but could not be acknowl- edged here; they have our appreciation. n –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tony Leukering, 1 Pindo Palm St. W, largo, Florida 33770, ( m att Fraker, The Prairie oak Veterinary Center, 207B landmark drive, normal, illinois 61761 ( Bailey, A. M. and R. J. Niedrach. 1965. Birds of Colorado. Denver Museum of Natural His- tory, Denver, Colorado. Faulkner, D. W. 2005. Hybridization and nesting of Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) in Wyoming. North American Birds 59: 382- 384. Faulkner, D. W. 2010. Birds of Wyoming. Rob- erts and Company, Greenwood Village, Colorado. Kingery, H. E. 1998. Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas. Colorado Bird Atlas Partnership and Colorado Division of Wildlife, Denver, Colorado. Wyoming Game & Fish Department. 2012. Atlas of Birds, Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles in Wyoming. Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Nongame Program, Bio- logical Services Section, Wildlife Division, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Cited observers (subregional editors in bold- face): Joe Austin, Jim D. Beatty (sw. Colora- Undocumented rarities: The following indi- viduals of review species were reported in the period from Colorado without submission to the C.B.R.C. but are considered by us to be cor- rectly identifed: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Prowers); Laughing Gull (Bent). Corrigenda : In the spring 2014 report, the Great Black-backed Gull reported from Albany provided the state's third, not its second, while the Lesser Black-backed Gull in Albany pro- vided the state's third spring report, not its frst (MF). In the fall 2013 report, we inadvertently assigned the Wyoming Hereford Ranch to Alba- ny, when, in fact it is in Laramie. Additionally, the 17 Sep Empidonax reported from "Laramie" were actually from "Laramie," specifcally, the Wyoming Hereford Ranch. Literature cited Andrews, R., and R. Righter. 1992. Colorado Birds. Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado. about eight previous records in w. Montana. A Rock Wren was in Kootenai 2 Jun (SS); the species is rare and very local in n. Idaho. Idaho reported single Northern Mockingbirds at Coeur d'Alene 2 Jun (PW), which joined only a handful of local records, at the Curlew National Grasslands 11 Jul (JC), where more expected. The only reported Black-and-white Warbler was near Kalispell, MT 19 Jun (CH). First seen at Camas N.W.R. 31 May (CL), a celebrated Chestnut-sided Warbler was last reported 6 Jun. A Black-throated Gray War- bler at Dillon 2 Jun (JS) provided a sixth record for w. Montana and a frst for Beaverhead. Rare Rose-breasted Grosbeaks came through in ex- pected numbers, with singles at Harrison, MT 1 Jun (MB), in Bannock, ID 6 Jun (†CL), and in Park, MT 8 Jun (FR). Regionally rare, a Dick- cissel was a sensational fnd near Pablo 16-22 Jun (ph. JO) and furnished a third record for w. Montana. Clay-colored Sparrows, not annual in Idaho, were reported ne. of Troy, ID 2 Jun and in Latah 6 Jun (TG). The Black-throated Sparrow seen near Arco 20 Jul (AY) represented a new loca- tion for the species in Idaho. A White-throated Sparrow that lingered at Somers, Flathead, MT 2 Jun (DC) provided a rare summer record. Always rare, a Summer Tanager that graced Moscow 10 Jun (ph., †JU) provided a frst re- cord for n. Idaho. Scott's Orioles were docu- mented feeding young at two locations at the 24 May remained until 8 Jun (FR), providing a late record for Montana and the Region's frst summer record. A Neotropic Cormorant seen near Ashton, ID 23 Jul (CW) was likely the same individual reported near St Anthony 22- 28 May that represented the Region's frst re- cord. Reports of 1-3 Cattle Egrets near Parma, ID 19-31 Jul (DH) were very interesting, as the species is not annual in sw. Idaho. A vagrant Little Gull found near Kalispell 31 Jul+ (ph. CH) provided the second record for w. Mon- tana. Amazing news was the discovery of two pairs of Northern Hawk Owls with fedglings near Warm Lake, ID 2-4 Jul (LA, JC); these reports represented only the second and third verifed nesting records in the Gem State. Bur- rowing Owls s. of Three Forks that originally consisted of a single pair in 2012 reportedly expanded to three pairs this summer (JP). The only Anna's Hummingbird of the season was at Moscow, ID 13-20 Jul (TG). An Eastern Phoebe found n. of Livingston 27 May lingered until 27 Jun (FR); it was about the sixth record for w. Montana. Although nesting was not verifed, a pair of Say's Phoebes at Idaho Falls, ID 14 Jun (SB) represented probable breeding nw. of their known geographic range. An Ash-throat - ed Flycatcher nw. of Helena, MT 12 Jun (†DS) provided a third record for Lewis and Clark. Vagrant Scissor-tailed Flycatchers seen in the Helena Valley 28 Jun (SDH) and near Florence 28-29 Jul (ER) were rare fnds; there are only David Trochlell ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– H igh pressure dominated in the sum- mer of 2014, leaving large areas of the Region warmer and drier than usual. At the season's end, conditions in most of southern Idaho and portions of west-central and southwestern Montana ranged from ab- normally dry to severe drought. Other parts of the Region, notably southeastern Idaho and south-central Montana, enjoyed fairly typical summer weather. WATERFOWL THROUGH FINCHES The Eurasian Wigeon present n. of Wilsall since Idaho & Western Montana

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