North American Birds

VOLUME 69 NO2 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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North American Birds is published by the American Birding Association. We invite all readers to become ABA members by visiting or calling (800) 850-2473. We invite all readers to become ABA members by visiting or calling (800) 850-2473. PUBLISHER American Birding Association EDITOR ASSOCIATE EDITORS PHOTO EDITOR Edward S. Brinkley Louis R. Bevier Vacant ( P. A. Buckley Adam M. Byrne Stephen J. Dinsmore Alvaro Jaramillo Paul E. Lehman Alan Wormington REGIONAL EDITORS Mark Adams, Bruce H. Anderson, Yves Aubry, Pierre Bannon, Olivier Barden, Arun Bose, Michael Brothers, Michael V. A. Burrell, Adam M. Byrne, Roberto Carmona, Eric Carpenter, Chris Charlesworth, Paul E. Conover, C. Dwight Cooley, Alix Arthur d'Entremont, Normand David, Jeff N. Davis, Samuel Denault, James J. Dinsmore, Stephen J. Dinsmore, Andrew Dobson, Peter Donaldson, Ryan N. Douglas, Cameron D. Eckert, Walter G. Ellison, Richard A. Erickson, Victor W. Fazio III, Matthew Fraker, Rick Fridell, Kimball L. Garrett, Héctor Gómez de Silva, Joseph A. Grzybowski, Richard Hall, Greg Hanisek, James Hengeveld, Pam Hunt, David Irons, Greg D. Jackson, Tom Johnson, H. Lee Jones, Rudolf F. Koes, Oliver Komar, Tony Leukering, Anthony Levesque, Mark Lockwood, Blake A. Mann, Nancy L. Martin, Ron E. Martin, Amy McAndrews, Guy McCaskie, Steve McConnell, Keith A. McMullen, Ryan Merrill, Shaibal S. Mitra, Jorge Montejo Diaz, Francis L. Moore, Kenny Nichols, Robert L. Norton, Robert Ostrowski, Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr., Edward Pandolfino, Robert O. Paxton, Wayne R. Petersen, Randy Pinkston, Tom Reed, Michael M. Rogers, Frank Rohrbacher, Gary H. Rosenberg, Stephen C. Rottenborn, Gorgonio Ruiz-Campos, Robert Sattelmeyer, David Seeler, Willie Sekula, W. Ross Silcock, Chris Sloan, Josh Southern, Mark M. Stevenson, Dan Svingen, Peder Svingen, Mark Szantyr, Peter Taylor, Thede Tobish, John A. Trent, David Trochlell, Joshua P. Uffman, Joshua D. Vandermeulen, Brad Waggoner, Anthony W. White, Sartor O. Williams III, Geoffrey A. Williamson, Alan Wormington. The mission of the journal is to provide a complete overview of the changing panorama of our continent's birdlife, including outstanding records, range extensions and contractions, population dynamics, and changes in migration patterns or seasonal occurrence. We welcome submission of papers in these areas; papers and other communication should be sent to North American Birds, 124 Peach Street, Cape Charles, VA 23310 or email to the address below. For correspondence on photographic material, contact the Photo Editor at the email address below. CHAIR Louis Morrell BOARD OF DIRECTORS • Carl Bendorf • Michael Bowen • • Matthew Fraker • Scott Fraser • • Kenn Kaufman • J. Drew Lanham • • Robin Leong • Jennifer Owen-White • • Terry Rich • John C. Robinson • • Linda Rockwell • Bill Sain • • Lili Taylor • PRESIDENT Jeffrey A. Gordon FINANCE Lisa Slocum MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS David Hartley, Webmaster LeAnn Pilger, Member Services Liz Gordon, Adjutant Greg Neise, Web Developer Nathan Swick, Social Media CONSERVATION & COMMUNIT Y Bill Stewart, Director Liz Gordon, Birders' Exchange Logistics Jennie Duberstein, Young Birder Liaison EVENTS George Armistead, Coordinator PUBLICATIONS Ted Floyd, Birding Michael L. P. Retter, Winging It Edward S. Brinkley, North American Birds John Lowry, Advertising Ed Rother, Design & Production PAST PRESIDENTS AND BOARD CHAIRS Dick Ashford (2009-2010) Thomas Pincelli (2007-2009) Bettie R. Harriman (2006–2007) Richard H. Payne (1999–2006) Allan R. Keith (1997–1999) Daniel T. Williams, Jr. (1993–1997) Allan R. Keith (1989–1993) Lawrence G. Balch (1983–1989) Joseph W. Taylor (1979–1983) Arnold Small (1976–1979) G. Stuart Keith (1973–1976) G. Stuart Keith (1970 pro tem) PAST JOURNAL EDITORS John W. Aldrich (1947–1951) Chandler S. Robbins (1951–1954) Editorial Board, including Robbins, Ludlow Griscom, Allan Cruickshank (1954–1967) Richard L. Plunkett (1967–1970) Robert S. Arbib, Jr. (1970–1983) John Farrand, Jr. (1984–1985) Susan Roney Drennan (1985–1996) Kenn Kaufman (1997–1998) Michael A. Patten (1999–2000) SUBSCRIPTIONS LeAnn Pilger PRODUCTION & DESIGN Ed Rother ADVERTISING John Lowry North American Birds (ISSN 1525-3708) (USPS 872-200) is published quarterly by the American Birding Association, Inc. Periodicals postage paid at Newark, Delaware, and additional mailing of fi fi ces. POSTMASTER: return postage guaranteed; send address changes and POD forms 3579 to North American Birds, P.O. Box 744, 93 Clinton Street, Suite ABA, Delaware City, DE 19706; (800) 850-2473. Subscription prices: $30/year (US) and US$35/year (Canada). Copyright © 2016 by the American Birding Association, Inc., all rights reserved. Printed by Publishers Printing, Shepherdsville, Kentucky. 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