Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The ABA Rare Bird Alert’s Weekly Highlights

Birders were excited to find and photograph the First Provincial Record Tricolored Heron in British Columbia.

Birders found the First Provincial Record of a Steller’s Sea Eagle in Quebec as the bird reported last week in New Brunswick relocated to the neighboring province. Another First Provincial Record was established when birders found a First Provincial Record Tricolored Heron in British Columbia. American records included the Second State Record Common Crane in Nevada and the Second State Record Limpkin for Illinois. Texas birders also found another Limpkin, a Fourth State Record, and there were many other exciting rare bird sightings.



First Provincial Record Steller’s Sea Eagle – Gaspe, Quebec

First Provincial Record Tricolored Heron – Cowichen Bay, British Columbia

Second State Record Common Crane – Carson Lake, Nevada

Second State Record Limpkin – Chain-o-Lakes State Park, Illinois

Third State Record Pacific Golden Plover – Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Third State Record Eastern Wood Pewee – Sand Creek Public Area, Wyoming

Fourth State Record Royal Tern – Michigan City Harbor, Indiana

Fourth State Record Limpkin – Anahuac Refuge, Texas

Fifth State Record Roseate Spoonbill – Chenango Valley State Park, New York

Sixth State Record Roseate Spoonbill – Montezuma Refuge, New York



Short-tailed Albatross – pelagic Westport, Washington

Roseate Spoonbill – Octoraro Lake, Pennsylvania

White Ibis – Jefferson Lake State Park, Ohio

Pacific Golden Plover – St. Pierre et Miquelon

Lark Bunting – Quebec City, Quebec

Green-tailed Towhee – Salem, New Hampshire

Eared Grebe – Lempster, New Hampshire



Berylline Hummingbird – Arizona


For more information, refer to the American Birding Association’s Rare Bird Alert at 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 at or at