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 2 311 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • At the Reifel Refuge in Ladner near Vancouver, British Columbia, this Great Gray Owl stoically tolerated hundreds of admirers during its stay 8-25 (here 11) February 2015. Photograph by Michelle Lamberson. 2 • Very rare anywhere in the East, this blue-morph Ross's Goose was found 2 January 2015 along Cods Road, Sussex County, Delaware. Photograph by Frank Rohrbacher. 3 • This silent Empidonax flycatcher was present in Henderson County, Kentucky 21-30 (here 21) December 2014. Photographs and video were reviewed by a number of authorities, but a consensus on the bird's identification could not be reached. Photograph by Charlie Crawford. 4 • This Worm-eating Warbler, photographed on 25 December 2014, was found at the Village Green condominium complex in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, on 20 December 2014, and remained through 30 March 2015. Photograph by Thomas A. Benson. 5 • Chuck-will's-widows rarely linger into the early winter along the Texas coastal prairies. This rufous individual was at Corpus Christi, Nueces County 13 December 2014. Photograph by Willie Sekula. 6 • Only the second Brown Pelican to turn up in Utah in the past twenty years flew into Quail Creek State Park, Washington County on the evening of 5 January 2015 (here). The pelican briefly moved to nearby Sand Hollow State Park on 6 January. Photograph by Rick Fridell. 7 • Louisiana's sixteenth record of Ferruginous Hawk was furnished by this individual discovered at Thornwell 10 (here 14) December 2014, the first dark morph reported in the state. The same bird moved to Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge later in the season. Photograph by Dave Patton. 1 2 5 7 3 6 4

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