Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The ABA Rare Bird Alert’s Weekly Highlights

Alert birders in Iowa found a Fourth State Record White Ibis along the Wapsipinicon River in northeast corner of the state, far north of the species’ normal range.

Key West birders found and photographed the Sixth American Record Cuban Pewee last week at the tip of the Florida Keys, which also established Florida’s Sixth State Record Cuban Pewee. A Second State Record Townsend’s Warbler was documented in Michigan, and a Fourth State Record White Ibis was recorded in Iowa. It seemed surprising that the Ross’s Gull found in California last week was only the Fourth State Record, and yet another Limpkin was found in Missouri, which also established a Fourth State Record – and there are more exciting birds to report.



Sixth American Record Cuban Pewee – Key West, Florida



Second State Record Townsend’s Warbler – Tawas Point, Michigan

Fourth State Record Ross’s Gull – Klamath River Delta, California

Fourth State Record White Ibis – Wapsipinicon River, Iowa

Fourth State Record Limpkin – Henry County, Missouri

Sixth State Record Cuban Pewee – Key West, Florida

Tenth State Record Purple Gallinule – Bosque Redondo Park, New Mexico

Tenth State Record Black-necked Stilt – Old Lyme, Connecticut



Little Stint – Heislerville Wildlife Area, New Jersey

Curlew Sandpiper – Hampton, New Hampshire

Wood Sandpiper – St. Paul Island, Alaska

Lesser Sand Plover – St. Paul Island, Alaska

Fieldfare – Utquiakvik, Alaska

Pacific Loon – Codorus State Park, Pennsylvania

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – Portland, Oregon

Black-necked Stilts – Nantucket Island, Massachusetts



Pine Flycatcher – Arizona

Tufted Flycatcher – Arizona

Nutting’s Flycatcher – Arizona

Social Flycatcher – Texas

LaSagra’s Flycatcher – Florida


For more information, refer to the American Birding Association’s Rare Bird Alert at Rare Bird Alert: May 27, 2022 - American Birding Association ( 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 info about individual rare bird sightings from the state rare bird alert listserves that you can access at or at