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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N O R T H A M E R I C A N B I R D S 298 B A J A C A L I F O R N I A P E N I N S U L A Inga trees 11 Feb; two days earlier, only one female was seen at its more typical elevation at La Noria/Cerro San Juan, Nay. (MC). At least 3 Willow Flycatchers were between Tampico and La Pesca, Tamps. 22-23 Feb (MC)—wintering birds or early migrants? Two Green Jays were recorded at Parras de la Fuente, Coah. 1 Jan (AG). Clark's Nut - cracker has been a very irregular winter visi- tor in Mexico during the past 5-6 years, re- corded in recent winters at Ejido Cinco Mil- las near Madera, Chih., where 4 were were noted 10 Jan (JCN). A Yellow-throated Vireo was on the lower Singayta road near San Blas 10 Feb (MC). A Gray Catbird was recorded in the cabins area of the Tufted Jay Preserve, El Palmito, Sin. 16 Jan (MS). A male Tenne - see Warbler was on the Pánuco road 7 Dec (MC). A Northern Parula was along the man - grove trail just n. of the viewing ponds on the entrance road to San Blas 9 Dec (MC), and another was 2 km sw. of Jolotemba, Nay. 13 Dec (AM). A Prothonotary Warbler was along the mangrove trail just n. of the viewing ponds near San Blas 9 Dec (MC). A Chestnut-sided Warbler was at the bridge w. of Navarrete, Nay., half-way between San Blas and the Mazatlán-Tepic toll road, 9 Dec (MC), and another was at El Yugo estuary, Mazatlán, Sin. 30 Dec (CW). A first Chihua - hua record of Pine Warbler was of one in the urban area of Ciudad Juárez 6 Jan (ph. IM). A Melodious Blackbird was found near El No - galar park, Linares 24 Dec (ph. MR, JC), and also in Nuevo León, a Field Sparrow was at A Northern Goshawk was recorded on El Tarillal, a mountain 6 km e. of Piedra Blanca village, Coah. 21 Feb (AG). A Red- shouldered Hawk was observed at Naica, Chih. 10 Dec (ph. FM, RN). A Black-and- white Hawk-Eagle was seen soaring around the hills of Tecuitata, Nay. 10 Jan (ph MS) and was relocated in same area 14 Jan (FG). First spotted 28 Dec (ph. EJ) and subse- quently seen through 23 Mar (RV, SH, MS, m.ob.), a Purple Sandpiper at Playa El Bor- rego, 3 km se. San Blas, Nay., was the first photographically documented in Mexico and the first recorded from the Pacific coast. A Vermiculated Screech-Owl was on the Pá- nuco road, Sin. 5 Dec (MC). Six Mexican Woodnymphs were at relatively low eleva- tion along the lower La Bajada track near San Blas, where they were feeding in flowering Héctor Gómez de Silva –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NORTHERN MEXICO WATERFOWL THROUGH SPARROWS A Wood Duck was at an artificial lake in Ciudad Deportiva, Saltillo, Coah. 3 Dec (ph. MG). In Nuevo Léon, 2 Wood Ducks and a Hooded Merganser were recorded at the arti - ficial lake in Parque Fundidora in Monterrey 16 Jan (ph. AG, ph. EMM), and both species continued at same location 24 Feb (EM). At the San Gabriel reservoir in Ocampo, Dgo., 24 Common Mergansers were recorded 23 Jan (ph. JHM, SA, OO, CH). Four Anhingas were at Ciudad Deportiva, Saltillo 2 Dec (ph. MG). A Brown Pelican was photographed along the San Pedro River near Meoqui, Chih. 13 Feb (ph. HS). Mexico 2 were in the San Quintín area 22-23 Jan (DGE, JV), and 4 were at Mesa de la Choya, near La - guna Ojo de Liebre, 23 Jan (VAP). In contrast, rare warblers and sparrows were in short supply, with a northerly Nashville Warbler at Ensenada 8 Jan (EDZH), a Yellow-throated Warbler at La Ri - bera 21 Jan (ph. C&DL), and a Swamp Sparrow at Ensenada 18 Dec (RAE) the only ones worthy of mention here. Hepatic Tanager was seen only once at Tecate this season (11 Mar, RL), but the bird was presumably the same individual that wintered there the previous four years. A Sum - mer Tanager at the same location 5 Dec (RL) was one of 3 seen in Baja California; another 4 were in the Cape District. In this modest winter for rare wintering passerines, a Painted Bunting at El Comitán, near La Paz, 21 Feb (JH, KGH) was a surprise. No surprise anymore were multiple Or - chard Orioles at the tip of the peninsula: at least 8 were seen between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas 13 Jan–25 Mar. Three Purple Finches were the first ever found on the Ensenada C.B.C. 19 Dec (fide EDZH). Contributors: Ryan M. Abe, Aurelio Alfaro Ro- driguez, Andy Angstrom, Nallely Arce, Víctor Ayala-Pérez, Mark J. Billings, Charlene Burge, José Juan Butrón, Alejandra Calvo Fonseca, Connor Cochrane, Peter J. Dunn, Richard A. Erickson, George Flicker, Mary Flicker, Dan - iel Galindo Espinosa, José Emer García, Tom Haglund, Chris Harbard, John Hendrickson, Kathe Goria-Hendrickson, Adriana Hernán - dez Alvarez, Richard C. Hoyer, Eugene S. Hunn, Rob Larson, Nick Lethaby, Chris & Debbie Llewellyn, Gerardo Marrón, Marco An - tonio Martínez Damián, Amy E. McAndrews, Luis F. Mendoza, Jorge Montejo, Ricardo Ola - chea Guzmán, Harold M. Reeve, Mariel Reyes Rendón, Miguel Ángel Rodriguez Durán, Edu - ardo Soto Montoya, Robert Schallmann, Gary J. Strachan, Philip Unitt, Jonathan Vargas, En - rique D. Zamora-Hernández. Records submit- ted to and accessed from aVerAves/eBird were essential in the compilation of this report. n –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Richard A. Erickson, LSA Associates, 20 Executive Park, Suite 200, Irvine, California 92614 (richard.erickson@lsa-assoc.com) Roberto Carmona, Departamento de Biología Marina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Apartado Postal 19-B, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico (beauty@uabcs.mx) Gorgonio Ruiz-Campos, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Km. 103 Carretera Tijuana-Ensenada, Ensenada, Baja California, 22800, Mexico U. S. MAILING ADDRESS: PMB 064, P.O. Box 189003, Coronado, California 92178-9003 (gruiz@uabc.edu.mx)

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