A SERVICE OF THE OUTDOOR WIRE DIGITAL NETWORK
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019
The First Territorial Record Dickcissel was photographed last week in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Three firsts topped the Rare Bird News in North America, including an exciting First State Record Yellow-Green Vireo in southeast Colorado, a First State Record Crested Auklet in Seattle, Washington; and a First Territorial Record Dickcissel in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories in northern Canada! Also, a special sighting of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo in Anchorage, Alaska proved to be a Fourth State Record. Other exciting rare birds were also reported across North America, some Asian bird sightings in far northern Alaska.
STATE AND TERRITORIAL RECORDS
First State Record Yellow-Green Vireo – Two Buttes, Colorado
First Territorial Record Dickcissel – Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
First State Record Crested Auklet – Seattle, Washington
Fourth State Record Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Anchorage, Alaska
REALLY RARE SIGHTINGS
Olive-backed Pipit – Utquiakvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska
Common Snipe – Utquiakvik, Alaska
Northern Parula – Fort Hardy, British Columbia
Summer Tanager – St. George’s, Newfoundland
Tricolored Heron – La Cote-de-Beaupre, Quebec
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks – Southfield, Michigan
Orchard Oriole – Monteregie, Quebec
Western Meadowlark – near Belleville, Pennsylvania
American birders are still appreciating continuing sightings of such rare birds as the Third North American Record Red-legged Thrush in Miami, the Falcated Duck near Anchorage, the Common Crane in Arizona, the pair of Slate-throated Redstarts in west Texas, the Red-footed Booby in coastal California, and at least one Little Egret in southern Maine. Good Luck birders across the continent in the quest to find an exceptionally rare bird as you enjoy your favorite activity – Birding!
For more information, see the American Birding Association’s Rare Bird Alert at Rare Bird Alert: July 5, 2019 Special Thanks to the ABA, and Nate Swick, who does such a great job of compiling the ABA’s Rare Bird Alert, which we use to prepare this weekly replay.
You can often find more information about individual rare bird sightings from the state rare bird alert listserves that you can access athttp://birding.aba.org/ or at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABArare/