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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Contents Contents F A L L M I G R A T I O N : A U G U S T T H R O U G H N O V E M B E R 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 9 • N U M B E R 1 • 2 0 1 5 ON THE COVER: This shrike, observed in Mendocino County, California 5 (here 30) March through 22 April 2015, was molt- ing throughout the period of observation, leading to shifting appearances and shifting opinions as to its identifcation. Detailed analyses of its plumage, molt, and fight feather morphology yield an unexpected conclusion: a hybrid between Turkestan Shrike and Red-backed Shrike, neither previously recorded in North America. Photograph by Monte Taylor. 3 4 36 172 49 51 53 60 63 65 68 75 81 85 89 92 96 100 103 105 107 109 110 115 120 126 127 131 135 138 141 143 148 153 158 161 163 168 Editor's Notebook The Mendocino Shrike: Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) x Turkestan Shrike (L. phoenicuroides) hybrid Peter Pyle, Robert J. Keifer, Jon L. Dunn, and Nial Moores Changing Seasons: Outposts Paul E. Lehman and Edward S. Brinkley Pictorial Highlights Atlantic Provinces & St. Pierre Et Miquelon Alix A. d'Entremont Québec Pierre Bannon, Olivier Barden, Normand David , and Samuel Denault New England Nancy L. Martin and Walter G. Ellison Hudson-Delaware Tom Reed , Shaibal S. Mitra, Robert O. Paxton, and Frank Rohrbacher Middle Atlantic Arun Bose and Robert Ostrowski Southern Atlantic Robert Sattelmeyer, Richard Hall, and Josh Southern Florida Michael Brothers Ontario Mike V. A. Burrell 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 Joseph W. Eades Tennessee & Kentucky Chris Sloan and Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. Alabama & Mississippi Greg D. Jackson Arkansas & Louisiana Paul 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 and Eric Carpenter 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 British Columbia Chris Charlesworth Oregon & Washington David S. Irons, Brad Waggoner, and Ryan J. Merrill Northern California Jef N. Davis, Ed Pandolfno, Stephen C. Rottenborn, and Michael M. Rogers 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 One of two Common Eiders found at Duluth, Minnesota 10 November 2014. Photograph by Ted R. Keyel. 1 V O L U M E 6 9 ( 2 0 1 5 ) • N U M B E R 1

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