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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V O L U M E 6 9 ( 2 0 1 6 ) • N U M B E R 2 299 M E X I C O crowned Kinglet was at El Triunfo camp, Chis. 9 & 11 Feb (NL, AM, JM, m.ob.). Single Brown Thrashers were at San Mar- cos, Jal. and San Juanito de Escobedo, Jal. 8 & 27 Dec, respectively (ph. JAAR). Two Golden-winged Warblers and a Yellow- throated Warbler were at Providencia road near El Tuito 17 Jan (RST, BG, LB). A Colima Warbler was near San Pedro Atlapulco near Almoloya de Río, Méx. 12 Dec (MC) and an- other was in Pino Real, Mich. 21 Jan (ph. PL). A Northern Parula was at Presa La Vega, Teuchitlán, Jal. 25 Jan (ph. JAAR), a year af- ter the first sighting for this location on 14 Feb 2014 (ph. JAAR). Single Chestnut-sided Warblers making up a high total of 5 were in different parts of nw. Jalisco in the sec- ond half of Jan (RST, BG, LB). A Cape May Warbler was in La Antigua, Ver. 19 Jan (ph. JAL). A Palm Warbler was at Rancho Primav- era 18 Jan (BG, RST, LB), and another was at Coatepec, Ver. 26-27 Jan (AMo, JAL ph.). A male Slate-blue Seedeater was unexpected at such a low elevation along the Playa de Oro rd., Col. 6 Jan (SNGH). In Guerrero, a male Ochre Oriole was near Paraíso 16 Feb (MC). A male House Sparrow was photographed at Emiliano Zapata, Tab. 3 Feb (F&WB). A first confirmed record for Chiapas, a group of at least 50 Brown-headed Cowbirds were gathered with Red-winged Blackbirds and Bronzed Cowbirds to roost to for the night in cattails nw. of Jaltenango (Angel Albino Corzo), Chis. 7 Feb (ph. JM, AM, NL, m.ob.). Contributors (area compilers in boldface): Julio Alejandro Álvarez Ruiz, Leonie Batkin, Fritz & Willeke Bosveld, Michael Carmody, Brian Gibbons, Héctor Gómez de Silva, Manuel Grosselet, Steve N. G. How - ell, Luis Iturriaga, Nick Lethaby, Pablo Lewis, José Alberto Lobato, Amy McAndrews, Alán Monroy, Jorge Montejo, Ronald S. Thorn, Si - yaj Chan Turismo Bio-arqueológico. Eagle was at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Jal. 21 Jan (RST, BG, LB). Two Ridgway's Rails were at Barra de Navidad, Jal. 5 Jan and 13- 14 Feb (ph. SNGH). An ad. Purple Gallinule was at Laguna San Felipe near Izucar, Pue. 3 Dec (ph. AM, JM). Three Bonaparte's Gulls were on the water at Laguna Magdalena 10 Dec (MC). A Common Loon was at Playa Juan Ángel, Ver. 14 Dec (ph. JAL, ph. LI). At least 8 Short-eared Owls were in high grass - land between Tlachaloya and San Cayetano de Morelos, Méx. 25 Jan (ph. MG). A Scaly-breasted Hummingbird was 1-2 km e. of Maravilla Tenejapa, Chis. 20 Dec (ph. JM, AM). Orange-chinned Parakeet ap- pears to have become established at Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas with reports since at least 2013; 3 were in the city's center 17 Feb and 2 there 27 Feb (AM, JM). A rare visitor to the Pacific slope, a vocalizing Couch's Kingbird was ne. of La Ventosa, Oax. 21 Jan (AM, JM, m.ob.). A Yellow-throated Vireo was near El Tuito, Jal. 21 Jan (RST, BG, LB). A Ruby- El Uno, near the Worthen's Sparrow Reserve, La Hediondilla-San Rafael 25 Feb (MC). Contributors (area compiler in boldface): Samuel Arroyo, Michael Carmody, Javier Cruz Nieto, Juan Cruzado, Francisco Gar- cia, Mario Guerrero, Cecilia Herrera, Steve N. G. Howell, Edward Jordan, José Hugo Martínez, Edgar Miceli Méndez, Fernando Mondaca, Eric Moody, Israel Moreno, Ruth Neder, Orlando Olivares, Magdalena Rodrí- guez, Hebert Saenz, Mark Stackhouse, René Valdés, Charlie Wright. CENTRAL & SOUTHERN MEXICO DUCKS THROUGH HUMMINGBIRDS Three Ross's Geese were with 300+ Snow Geese at Laguna Magdalena near Magdalena, Jal. 10 Dec, and at least 2 were still there 11 Feb (MC). A Wood Duck was at the sewage treatment plant near Coatepec, Ver. 26 Dec (ph. JAL). A Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge was heard calling repeatedly near the first lake on Cinco Lagos rd. at Lagos de Montebello, Chis. 19 & 20 Dec (AM, JM). Two Pink-footed Shearwaters were off Santa Ma- ria Huatulco, Oax. 1 Dec (AM, JM). A near-ad. Nazca Booby was off Santa Maria Huatulco 1 Dec (ph. AM, JM). Snail Kite appears to be in- creasing in numbers in Colima, with a roost of 41+ birds at Man - zanillo airport marshes 21 Feb (SNGH). A belated record came to light of an ad. Crested Eagle at Yaxchilán, Chis. 28 Dec 2013 (ph. SCTB). A Black Hawk- An uncommon record for the state of Puebla, this Purple Gal- linule was at Laguna San Felipe near Izucar 3 December 2014. Photograph by Amy McAndrews. Previously unconfirmed in the state of Chiapas, fifty Brown-headed Cowbirds were estimated in a blackbird flock (here with Bronzed Cowbirds and Red-winged Blackbirds) near Jaltenango 7 February 2015. Photograph by Jorge Montejo.

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