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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V O L U M E 7 0 ( 2 0 1 7 ) • N U M B E R 1 135 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • Rarely found and almost never seen well in Louisiana rice country, an obliging Henslow's Sparrow posed for photographs near Thornwell, Jefferson Davis on 5 November. Photo by © Donna L. Dittmann. 2 • This Black-throated Gray Warbler on Dauphin Island, Mobile 20–22 September (here 21) was the first noted in Alabama since 2001. Photo by © Andrew Haffenden. 3 • Exceptionally rare in British Columbia, with just a handful of accepted records, an Orchard Oriole appeared at the Scarlett Point Lighthouse on Balaklava I., northwest of Port Hardy, photographed here 28 September. Photo by © Ivan Dubinsky. 4 • This Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was nicely photographed at Cooking Lake, Alberta 24 September. It remains a less-than-annual migrant through the province. Photo by © Gerald Romanchuk. 5 • This handsome male Hooded Warbler, about the 9th or 10th for Alberta, delighted birders at Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary for much of October (here 10 October). Photo by © Robert English. 6 • Three Brown Thrashers were found in the Great Basin Region, including this indi- vidual photographed 10 October at Miller's Rest Area, Esmeralda, Nevada. Miller's Rest Area, a small migrant trap located along Highway 95/6 west of Tonopah, has produced an amazing list of mouthwatering vagrants. Photo by © Seth Topham. 7 • Nevada's second endorsed Black Turnstone was found 22 August at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Clark. The cooperative turnstone remained through 28 August, providing an opportunity for birders throughout the Region to view this rare inland visitor. Photo by © Rick Fridell. 1 2 5 4 3 6 7

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