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 1 173 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • American Tree Sparrow is a very rare, irregular winter visitor in northern Arizona, but there are very few records from the southern portion of the state. This individual found in a Sunsites yard 17 November 2014 represented a frst record for southeastern Arizona. Photograph by Laurin Richey. 2 • New Mexico's frst verifed—but second overall—Common Crane was found at Roswell, Chaves County 30 November 2014 (here), where it remained among thousands of Sandhill Cranes into January 2015. Photograph by Jerry R. Oldenettel. 3 • This Henslow's Sparrow was found at Hanlon Park, Baltimore, Maryland on 4 November 2014; there are very few records of such migrants in recent decades in the mid-Atlantic states. Photograph by Keith Eric Costley. 4 • Not reliably reported in recent years from Honduras, where it is considered a rare migrant or vagrant to the Caribbean coast, this Yucatan Nightjar found near La Ceiba 19 October 2014 was a pleasant surprise. Photograph by Jafeth Zablah. 5 • Newfoundland's second Canvasback was at St. John's 9 October (here) through 8 November 2014. It was frst spotted at Kenny's Pond among the four regularly occurring Aythya species. Photograph by Bruce Mactavish. 6 • This Arctic Loon (in breeding plumage!) touched down 23-24 (here 23) October 2014 at Dillon Reservoir, Muskingum County, Ohio. It represents the frst photo- graphic record of the species for eastern North America. Photograph by Katie West. 7 • This Kirtland's Warbler was banded 30 September 2014 at the Allegheny Front Migration Observatory in Dolly Sods, West Virginia, apparently the frst ever confrmed in the state. Photograph by Bob Dean. 8 • This adult Whiskered Tern, the third for North America (and third for this location), tarried at Cape May Point, New Jersey 12-20 (here 16) September 2014. Photograph by S. S. Mitra. 1 2 3 4 5 8 6 7

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