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 23 Lark Sparrows appeared in record num- bers this fall with singles at Tadoussac 26 Sep (OB, SV), Cap-des-Rosiers 24 Oct (DJ, AG), Sainte-Foy 8-21 Nov (RS, m.ob.), Mont-Lau - rier 17 Nov+ (R. Lebrun, M. Laporte) and 2 simultaneously present at Newport 18 Sep (JM. Smith). Much less predictable in fall, an ad. Harris's Sparrow appeared at Tadoussac 21 Nov (OB, ph.). A Field Sparrow at l'Anse- au-Griffon 10 Nov provided one of very few records for the Gaspé peninsula (J. Lacasse). Summer Tanagers also continued to appear at many different locations this season with singles at Saint-Armand 13-15 Aug (F. & J. Lacasse), Godbout 10 Oct (JPB), Sainte-Pé - tronille 3-14 Nov (GC, RS), Rimouski 9-10 Nov (T. Marcoux, m.ob.) and Saint-Jean-sur- Richelieu 20 Nov (M. Cloutier) for a total of five. A beautiful ad. Western Tanager was discovered at Amqui 21 Nov+ (R. Lang, ph.). A female-type Painted Bunting was a high - light at Bridgeville 29 Nov+ (AG, DJ et al.). Thirteen Dickcissels were reported this sea - son including a high total of 8 different indi- viduals from late Aug to early Nov at Tadous- sac (OB). The only Yellow-headed Blackbirds reported this fall were on the North-Shore with a female at Baie-Comeau 13 Sep (JPB) and an imm. male at Les Bergeronnes 23- 25 Sep (OB, SV). A record flight of over 200,000 Common Redpolls was established at Tadoussac between late Oct and mid-Nov, including over 55,000 on 31 Oct (OB). Contributors (subregional editors in bold - face): Pierre Bannon (Montréal), Olivier Barden, Jean-Guy Beaulieu, Suzanne Black - burn, Ginette Boyer (Haute-Yamaska), Al- bini Couture, Gérard Cyr, Samuel Denault, Claude Deschênes, Yves Dugré, Jonathan Fréchette, Andrée Gagnon, Donna Gail Gaudet, Robin Gingras, Louis Imbeau (Abitibi-Témiscamingue), Diane Jalbert, Michel Juteau, Jacques Larivée (Lower-St. Lawrence), Serge Lemieux, Michel Moisan, Pierre Poulin (Gaspésie), Maurice Raymond, Alain Richard (Magdalen Is), Jean-François Rousseau (Québec City), Claude Roy (Ar - thabaska), Germain Savard (Saguenay–Lac- Saint-Jean), Roger Simard, Daniel Toussaint (Outaouais), Sonia Villalon. n –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pierre Bannon, 1517 Leprohon, Montréal, Québec H4E 1P1 • pbannon@videotron.ca Olivier Barden, 2942 rue de l'Aubier, Québec, Québec G1M 3V1 • iridosornis@gmail.com Normand David, 333 rue Querbes, App. 4-Y Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec J7V 1J9 • normanddavid@videotron.ca Samuel Denault, 1991 rue Saint-Zotique Est, Montréal, Québec H2G 1J2 • spdenault@gmail.com Mont-Royal Cemetery 21-26 Oct (JS. Mayer, m.ob.), at La Baie 15 Nov (L. Tremblay), and at Cap-Chat 18-29 Nov (L. Paradis). A Varied Thrush in Mount-Royal Park 18 Nov (ph. C. Moser) was interestingly the fourth record since 1983 on the Mount Royal. WARBLERS THROUGH REDPOLLS Intergrade Yellow-rumped Warblers (Myrtle X Audubon's Warbler) were nicely docu- mented at Tadoussac 10 Nov (ph. OB) and at Île Notre-Dame (Montréal) 21 Nov (ph. SD). To our knowledge, pure Audubon's Warblers have never been fully documented in the Region. Yellow-throated Warbler is no longer an unexpected vagrant: as many as five individuals were found this season with singles at Coin-du-Banc 28 Oct (R. Savard, fide PP), Cap-aux-Os 2 Nov (M. Côté), Ni- colet 15 Nov (YD), Lac Nominingue 17 Nov (J. Desautels), and Rimouski 18-30 Nov (B. Beaulieu). Not as regular during fall as in the Atlantic Provinces, an ad. male Prairie War- bler was at Havre-Aubert 14-19 Aug (DGG). A female Prothonotary Warbler at Bouch- erville 8 Sep (D. Thériault, H. Hamel et al., ph.) represented one of very few fall records for the Region. A Kentucky Warbler made a brief appearance at Cap Tourmente 23 Sep (L. Beaudry, R. Lepage). Yellow-breasted Chats put in a good showing for the sec- ond consecutive fall with 4 reports: one at Nicolet 10 Sep (YD, ph.), one at Île de la Visitation 11 Sep (J. Coutu et al.), another at Saint-Isidore (Beauce) 16-18 Sep (CD) and one at Cap à l'Aigle 13-15 Nov (OB, ph.). Q U É B E C STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS USED IN THE REGIONAL REPORTS * specimen collected + bird(s) seen through end of period † written details on file A.F.B. Air Force Base acc. accepted by records committee A.R.C. Avian Records Committee b. banded B.B.S. Breeding Bird Survey B.O. Bird Observatory B.R.C. Bird Records Committee C.A. Conservation Area C.B.C. Christmas Bird Count C.P. County Park cm centimeter(s) Fwy. Freeway G.C. Golf Course Hwy. Highway imm. (imms.) immature(s) Jct. Junction juv. (juvs.) juvenile(s) km kilometer(s) mm millimeter(s) m.ob. many (or multiple) observers N.A. Nature Area, Natural Area N.F. National Forest N.M. National Monument N.P. National Park N.S. National Seashore N.W.R. National Wildlife Refuge p.a. pending acceptance P.P. Provincial Park ph. photographed (by + initials) R.A. Recreation(al) Area R.B.A. Rare Bird Alert R.P. Regional Park R.S. Regional Shoreline Rd. Road Rte. Route S.B. State Beach S.L. Sewage Lagoon S.F. State Forest S.G.A. State Game Area S.P. State Park S.R.A. State Recreation Area S.R. State Reserve S.N.A. State Natural Area S.W.A. State Wildlife Area S.T.P. Sewage Treatment Plant/Pond subad. (subads.) subadult(s) Twp. Township v.r. voice recording (by + initials) vt. videotape (by + initials) W.A. Wildlife Area W.M.A. Wildlife Management Area W.T.P. (Waste)water Treatment Plant/Pond Italics indicate name of a county, parish, or municipality. Sainte-Catherine played host to 2 Cave Swallows during the middle of November; this one was photographed 14 Nov. Photo by © Francois Grenon.

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