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 / 4 521 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 1 • Oregon's fifth Little Stint provided a seasonal first for the Oregon and Washington region, where all prior records span July–September. This fully alternate-plumaged bird inhabited the North Spit of Coos Bay, Oregon 18-20 (here 19) May 2015. Photograph by Russ Namitz. 2 • For many birders at Churchill in June 2015, this Common Crane, a first for Manitoba, provided the highlight of their visit. It remained for eleven days (here 7 June) and was seen departing in northwesterly direction, with a small flock of Sandhill Cranes, on 16 June. Photograph by Jennifer Azure. 3 • This Cinnamon Teal at Swan Lake State Park, Carroll County, Iowa 10- 11(here 10) April was one of seven males reported in Iowa and Missouri during the spring 2015 season. Photograph by Larry Dau. 4 • Only the second ever verified in Mexico, and second for Yucatán, this Sooty Shearwater was photographed 7 kilometers off San Felipe 9 June 2015. Photograph by P. Antonio Díaz. 5 • This adult male Lark Bunting, Maine's thirteenth, was a top find at the Acadia Birding Festival at Mount Desert Island on 29 May 2015. Photograph by Louis R. Bevier. 6 • A Scotts Bluff County yard hosted this female Broad-tailed Hummingbird 31 May 2015, just the third spring record for Nebraska. The pointed outer primary can be clearly seen in several photographs. Photograph by Kathy DeLara. 7 • Prior to the discovery of this Red-flanked Bluetail at Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington, there were only three North American records from south of Alaska. This state first was present 26 March through 4 April (here) 2015. Photograph by Charlie Wright.

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