North American Birds

VOLUME 69 No1 2016

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 9 ( 2 0 1 5 ) • N U M B E R 1 161 Mexico A Semipalmated Plover was at Presa El Tu- lillo, General Cepeda, Coah. 6 Sep (ph. MG), with 6 there 13 Sep (ph. MG, ph. AG, ph. EM). A Marbled Godwit was at Ciénegas Los Alamos, ne. of Durango, Dur. 18 Oct (ph. JHMG). A Sanderling was recorded at Presa El Tulillo 13 Sep (ph. EM). Single Semipalmated Sandpipers were seen at the Granja de Camarón Chacalilla, Nay. 25 Aug (MS), and 2 were there 6 Sep (MS, FEG). Another 2 juv. Semipalmated Sandpipers were at Parque Ecológico Luis Donaldo Colo - sio, Durango, Dgo. 7 Sep (ph. JHMG, BS, BR, IRC). A possibly injured American Woodcock was found in a residential backyard in Apo - daca, N.L. 21 Nov (ph. FH); the bird was later transported to an adjacent forested area. A single Red-breasted Nuthatch was off Hwy. 2 e. of the Sonora-Chihuahua border 21 Aug (ph. JM, ph. AM, DM, AMG, LPG, RVB). An - other Red-breasted Nuthatch was with a mixed fock of warblers in mesquites at the Mayan Palace Hotel se. of Puerto Peñasco, Son. 27 Sep (RB). A Spotted Wren was noted at a train sta - tion in El Fuerte, Sin. 11 Sep, well below the species' normal elevation (ph. DM). A Bobo - link was at Parque Rufno Tamayo, San Pedro Garza García, N.L. 8 Nov (ph. EM, ph. IG, AG). Contributors (area compiler in boldface): Rich Bailowitz, David Bell, Ruben Deschamps, Alfredo García, Francisco E. García, Larry P. Gorbet, Mario Guerrero, Federico Hernández, David MacKay, Jose Hugo Martínez Gómez, Noam Markus, Ashli Maruster Gorbet, Amy McAndrews, Edgar Miceli, Jorge Montejo, Bernardo Rodríguez, Ignacio Rodríguez, Israel Rodríguez Cervera, Bryan Sharp, René Valdes, Raymond VanBuskirk, Drew Weber. CENTRAL & SOUTHERN MEXICO guna Fierro, Chih. 19 Aug (RVB, DM, ph. AM, ph. JM, AMG, LG). A Surf Scoter was at Laguna Refugio Salcido, 15 km s. of Durango, Dur. 25 Nov (ph. JHMG). A Red-breasted Merganser and a Hooded Merganser were recorded at Parque Fundidora 30 Nov (ph. AG, ph. RV). A female Red-breasted Merganser was also recorded at La - guna Refugio Salcido 22 Nov (ph. JHGM). A Common Loon was at Laguna Refugio Salcido 25 Nov (ph. JHMG), and 4 were there 27 Nov (BS, BR). A Tahiti Petrel was photo - graphed from a cruise ship off the coast of Sina- loa, about due w. of Mazatlán 5 Nov (ph. NM), a few days after the formation of Hurricane Vance. In Nuevo León, a Tricolored Heron was record - ed at Presa La Juventud, Marín 5 Sep (AM, JM, RV), and 2 were there 6-7 Sep (ph. EM, RD). At least 7 Mississippi Kites were along Río Casas Grandes e. of Casas Grandes, Chih. 21 Aug (ph. AM, ph. JM, DM, AMG, LG, RVB). An imm. Bald Eagle was recorded near the Anzalduas bridge nw. of Reynosa, Tamps. 8 Nov; although it was seen from the Texas side, the bird was soaring above Mexico (DB, DW, ph. RV, m.ob.). Héctor Gómez de Silva Amy McAndrews Jorge Montejo –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NORTHERN MEXICO An early arriving Eared Grebe in breeding plum- age was on a lagoon ne. of Gómez Farías, Chih. 19 Aug (DM, RVB, JM, AM, AMG, LG). In Nue - vo León, a pair of Wood Ducks was recorded at an artifcial lake in Parque Fundidora, Monter - rey 30 Nov (ph. AG, ph. RV). Two Ring-necked Ducks were on a lagoon ne. of Gómez Farias, Chih. 19 & 21 Aug (ph. AM, ph. JM, DM, RVB, AMG, LG). A male Greater Scaup was on La - This juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper was one of two recorded 7 September 2014 at Parque Ecológico Luis Donaldo Colosio in Durango, Durango. Possibly as a result of Tropical Storm Dolly, several of this species were recorded inland and west of their normal range in Mexico during the frst week of September. Photograph by Jose Hugo Martínez Gómez. A frst record for Nuevo León, this Bobolink was at Parque Rufno Tamayo in San Pedro Garza García 8 November 2014. Photograph by Edgar Miceli.

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