North American Birds

VOLUME 69 NO3 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 S 3 / 4 519 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • This early southbound female Red Phalarope drew crowds 10-25 (here 11) July 2015 to the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, Jones Beach, Nassau County, New York. What was probably the same bird, also missing the left foot, was at Plum Island, Massachusetts through 8 July. Photograph by Steve Walter. 2 • Adult male Black Scoters are rare finds in the Tennessee and Kentucky region. This one was in the company of a flock of about 60 White-winged Scoters on the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky 8-12 (here 12) March 2015. Photograph by Pam K. Spaulding. 3 • Providing only the second record for Belize, this Hermit Thrush was photographed at Lamanai archaeological site, a popular tourist destination in northern Belize, on 16 May 2015. It was first noted the previous day. Photograph by Michael O'Brien. 4 • A vagrant Phainopepla was discovered at Foote Park, a historic site and county park in the Boise River canyon near Boise, Idaho 30 July 2015. Although several lucky birders enjoyed views of this wayward bird that day, this first for the state was not seen the following day. Photograph by Stoddard Davenport. 5 • This Yellow Rail avoided television but not spectator cameras while huddled under the seats at a baseball game in Chicago's Wrigley Field 18 April 2015. Photograph by Houston Furgeson. 6 • Maine's first Surfbird, and only the second record in the East north of the Florida Gulf Coast, cooperated nicely 22 March 2015 at Biddeford Pool during its month-long stay. The first-year bird was adult-like but actually in formative plumage based on mixed-age median coverts. Photograph by Louis R. Bevier. 7 • This noisy Rosy-faced Lovebird was observed constructing a nest in south - eastern Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico on 27 May 2015, but a mate was never seen. Photograph by William Maley. 1 3 6 7 4 5 2

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