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 212 Q U É B E C (P. Laporte et al., fide SM) and at Saint-Louis- de-Gonzague 21 Dec (MC, GL). A Lark Spar - row brightened Princeville 15-18 Dec (ph. J. & A. Charrette, m.ob.). Single Savannah Sparrows were observed at Saint-Sébastien 14 Dec (SM et al.), Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle 21 Dec (NG, LL), and Saint-Alphonse-de- Granby 11-14 Jan (E. Tremblay, M. Leclerc). Five Fox Sparrows were reported. A Lincol - n's Sparrow at Rivière Lorette 14 Dec was worthy of note (L. Plante). Single Swamp Sparrows were identified at Hudson 7 Dec (W. Grubert), Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague 21 Dec (MC, GL), and Châteauguay 15-20 Jan (F. Grondin, D. Clermont). Single Harris's Spar - rows were encountered at Mirabel 4 Dec (fide L. Simard) and at Saint-Armand 11-22 Feb (NG, LL, m.ob.). It was an exceptional winter for White-crowned Sparrows, with a total of about 24 reported; 10 persisted into Feb. A female Western Tanager photographed at Maria 28 Nov–7 Dec was record late (G. Leblanc, M. Lessard). Single Rose-breasted Grosbeaks visited Saint-Anaclet 1 Dec − 15 Jan (S. Corbeil), Penouille 9-29 Dec (C. Dufort), and Gatineau 15-17 Dec (RB et al.). Single Eastern Meadowlarks were at Saint-André d'Argenteuil 13-14 Dec (JCC) and at Saint- Louis-de-Gonzague 21 Dec (MC, GL). An ad. male Bullock's Oriole was photographed at Haldimand, Gaspé from 1 Nov through 9 Jan, providing a very late but not unprecedented date (P. Caron, ph., m.ob.). A Baltimore Oriole lingered at Gaspé until 2 Jan (AC). A European Goldfinch appeared at Saint-Édouard-de-Lot - binière 6 Dec (M. Gauvin). Contributors (subregional editors in bold- face): Pierre Bannon (Montréal), Olivier Barden, Réal Bisson, Ginette Boyer (Haute- Yamaska), Michel Chalifoux, Jean-Claude Charbonneau, Albini Couture, Samuel De - nault, Pierre Fradette, Andrée Gagnon, R. Garrett, Nicole Guénette, Jacques Ibarzabal, Louis Imbeau (Abitibi-Témiscamingue), Diane Jalbert, Louise Lefebvre (Lower St. Lawrence), Lucien Lemay, G. Leroux, Sylvain Mathieu, Daniel Ouellette, Pierre Poulin (Gaspésie), Alain Richard (Magdalen Is.), Jean-François Rousseau (Québec City), Germain Savard (Saguenay−Lac-Saint-Jean), Daniel Toussaint (Outaouais). n –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pierre Bannon, 1517 Leprohon, Montréal, Québec H4E 1P1 (pbannon@videotron.ca) Olivier Barden, 120 ave Le Gardeur, Apt. 5, Baie-Comeau, Québec G4Z 1E9 (iridosornis@gmail.com) Normand David, 10385A rue Clark, Montréal, Québec H3L 2S3 (normanddavid@videotron.ca) Samuel Denault, 5735 de la Roche, Montréal, Québec H2S 2C5 (samueldenault@hotmail.com) Lachute from Oct through 30 Dec (ph., D. Miron, m.ob.), at Cité du Havre, Montréal 5-17 Dec (ph. D. Demers, m.ob.), and at Châteauguay 22 Dec (D. Gendron). A Pine Warbler was at Pabos-Mills 3-7 Jan (PP et al.). A Common Yellowthroat lingered in the Mag - dalen Islands 18-20 Dec (B. Vigneault et al.). It was a remarkable winter for Eastern Towhees, with an exceptional total of 14 (Table 1). The total of 8 Chipping Sparrows was notable. A Clay-colored Sparrow was unexpected at Rimouski 12 Dec (J. Larivée). A Field Sparrow wintered at Sainte-Martine (ph., M. Cyr et al., m.ob.), while single birds appeared briefly at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu 21 Dec (SM et al.) and at Sainte-Marthe-sur- le-Lac 21 Dec (DO). Single Vesper Sparrows were seen at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu 20 Dec Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive 8 Feb + (Z. Duches- neau, m.ob.). Single Gray Catbirds lingered at Saint-Timothée 8 Dec (P. Laniel) and at Dorval 20 Dec (B. McDuff). Brown Thrash - ers appeared at Isle aux Allumettes 21 Dec (M. Flegue), at Granby from autumn through 29 Dec (R. Papineau et al.), at Gatineau 3-5 Jan (RB), and at Québec City 15-25 Feb (S. Paquet, m.ob.). An Orange-crowned Warbler at Sainte- Catherine 15 Dec–3 Jan provided a re- cord-late date for the Region (ph., LL, m.ob.), while a Nashville Warbler there, present from Nov through 2 Jan, fell short of a record (SD, m.ob.). A Cape May Warbler at Gatineau 20 Nov–11 Dec established a new record-late date for the province (ph., R. Pariseau). Three Yellow-throated Warblers were reported: at Table 1. Eastern Towhees in Québec, December 2014 through February 2015. Municipality Plumage, Date(s) Observer(s) Chandler overwintering male; female until 15 Feb D. Lepage, D. Lavoie RG, M. Garant Sainte-Anne-des-Monts overwintering female M. Daudelin Petite-Rivière-au-Renard overwintering male DJ, AG Isle-Verte male, 20 Dec–6 Feb V. Thériault-Deschênes, PF Saint-Ulric 23 Dec–3 Jan J. P. Meunier Cap-à-l'Aigle female, 6 Dec–1 Jan P. Lane et al. Anse Saint-Jean female, 23-25 Dec JI Saint-Felix-d'Otis female, 1 Dec–13 Feb A. Lavoie Trécesson male, 1 Dec-4 Jan M. F. Trudel, C. Siano, R. Ladurantaye Lebel-sur-Quévillon female, 22 Nov– 21 Jan D. & L. Lévesque Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay overwintering male Y. Demers, m.ob. Rigaud 13 Feb M. Bertrand L'Assomption 20-30 Dec A. Desmarchais With a total of about 70 records in Québec, Lark Sparrow is most regularly reported from eastern Québec in the fall, less so in the south. This individual was found on a roadside at Princeville 15-18 (here 16) December 2014. Photograph by Pierre Bannon.

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