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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N O R T H A M E R I C A N B I R D S 136 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • Nevada's third Cassin's Sparrow lingered from 26–29 September at the Amargosa Valley Community Park, Nye, Nevada. Photo by © Greg Scyphers. 2 • Young Owen Squires and his mother found Alaska's first Hooded Oriole, an obvious reverse migrant from points well to the south, in Juneau's community gardens where it lingered 19–22 September (here 22). Photo by © James D. Levison. 3 • This adult female Brown Booby, in the south end of Wrangell Narrows and near Petersburg in Southeast Alaska, constituted the Region's second record 13 September. It followed the first from the previous summer. Photo by © Joe Sebastian. 4 • Quite unexpected was Alaska's first Yellow-throated Warbler, occasionally dangling like a nuthatch while foraging around Park Service office windows at Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay Nat. Monument 22–24 September (here on 23 September). Photo by © James D. Levison. 5 • Sabine's Gull was new for Honduras on 5 August, but was seen on five more pelagic trips in the Honduran Gulf of Fonseca between August and November. This photo was taken there 12 October. Photo by © John van Dort. 6 • A Henslow's Sparrow away from little bluestem glades in the eastern third of Texas is always an excellent find. This individual was discovered at the Village Creek Drying Beds, Tarrant 15 November. Photo by © John Allendorf. 7 • Brown Noddy is now a close to annual visitor to Texas and this season two were at oil rigs off Matagorda I., Calhoun 14 August. Photo by © Petra Hockey. 1 4 5 7 6 2 3

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