A stunning male Painted Bunting was coming to a seed feeder in Sugarcreek, Ohio (photo by David Hawkins).
Redwings continued to dominate the rare bird sightings last week: Three more were sighted in Canada, including a Fourth Provincial Record Redwing in Saanich, British Columbia, plus Nova Scotia birders found two Redwings. For the second week, Maine birders appreciated their continuing Second State Record Redwing in a city park in Portland. There are a few other rare bird sightings too, including a Painted Bunting in Ohio, Broad-billed Hummingbird in California, Harris’s Sparrow in Pennsylvania, California Gull in Kentucky, and more.
STATE & PROVINCIAL RECORDS
Fourth Provincial Record Redwing – Saanich, British Columbia
REALLY RARE SIGHTINGS
Redwing – Baccaro, Nova Scotia
Redwing – Crystal Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia
Broad-billed Hummingbird – Davis, California
Painted Bunting – Sugarcreek, Ohio
Harris’s Sparrow – near New Holland, Pennsylvania
California Gull – Calvert City, Kentucky
CONTINUING RARE BIRDS
Redwing – Portland, Maine
Northern Jacana – Arizona
Blue Buntings – Texas
Crimson-collared Grosbeaks – Texas
Golden-crowned Warbler – Texas
Cuban Pewee – Florida
Streak-backed Oriole – California
For more information, refer to the American Birding Association’s Rare Bird Alert at https://www.aba.org/rare-bird-alert-february-12-2021/ 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 http://birding.aba.org/ or at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABArare/