North American Birds

VOLUME 70 NO1 2017

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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5 6 V O L U M E 7 0 ( 2 0 1 7 ) • N U M B E R 1 133 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • This incredible Eurasian Dotterel represented a very unexpected first provincial record and was photographed during its brief stay at Oliphant, Bruce, Ontario on 3 October. Photo by © Michael T. Butler. 2 • This Western Flycatcher (Cordilleran/Pacific-slope Flycatcher) appeared at Fort Pickens, Escambia 1–2 October and made for the second Florida record of this taxa. Photo by © Brenda Calloway. 3 • One of several notable vagrant sparrows found in Nevada, this stunning Le Conte's Sparrow lingered at the Arlemonte Ranch, Esmeralda, Nevada 24–26 October. Photo by © Greg Scyphers. 4 • Furnishing Québec's fifth record, this Tropical Kingbird was a thrilling sight at Boucherville 6 October. Photo by © Jacques Henault. 5 • This bird was Illinois's fourth Royal Tern, seen here 19 August in Waukegan. Photo by © Annette McClellan. 6 • This young male Ruff at the Mill Creek Wetlands in Chino, San Bernardino, Califor- nia 4 November has the mantle feathers raised as is often the case with this species when feeding. Photo by © Thomas A. Benson. 7 • A surge of Swallow-tailed Kites invaded the Midwest. This was one of two birds that provided a second record for Harrison, Indiana (seen here 8 September) and one of four birds recorded in the region. Photo by © Michael R. Brown. 1 2 5 7 3 6 4

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