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2007-2008 Rare Bird Reports
Confirmed reports through July 1, 2008
 
Bird Species Location Photo (click to enlarge) Observer Comments
Ross's Goose National City, MI L. Joseph A rare, but regular, migrant through the area.
Dovekie Newton, MA A. Simunovic A pelagic species found in the north Atlantic, blown to shore during a strong storm. Certainly a first for FeederWatch!
White-winged Dove Manitouwadge, ON T. Hache A mostly tropical dove, typically found in the Southwest, though it is increasing its range northward.
Red-masked Conure Daly City, CA M. Yee Also known as Cherry-headed Conure, this is the species featured in the movie "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill." Introduced from Ecuador and Peru.
Budgerigar Grimsby, ON F. and S. Horvath Escaped caged bird.
Budgerigar Smithsburg, MD D. Kurz Escaped caged bird.
Selasphorus sp. Hummingbird Carteret, NC Y. Bannen These western hummingbirds typically winter in Mexico, but more individuals are recorded wintering in the eastern U.S. each winter.
Selasphorus sp. Hummingbird Lancaster, PA K. Gohn Either a Rufous or an Allen's Hummingbird. These western hummingbirds typically winter in Mexico, but more individuals are recorded wintering in the eastern U.S. each winter.
Selasphorus sp. Hummingbird Lexington, SC   D. Rosengrant These western hummingbirds typically winter in Mexico, but more individuals are recorded wintering in the eastern U.S. each winter.
Buff-bellied Hummingbird Kountze, TX   K. Walker North and east of typical range.
Calliope Hummingbird Leesville, SC J. Manley Typically winters in southern and western Mexico.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Carteret, NC Y. Bannen Typically winters in southern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Virginia Beach, VA C. Bell Typically winters in southern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Johns Island, SC   G. Coughlin Typically winters in southern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Charleston, SC   A. Dias Typically winters in southern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Beaufort, NC   D. and C. Hoss Typically winters in southern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Charleston, SC B. Spence Typically winters in southern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica.
Rufous Hummingbird Raleigh, NC J. Angerman-Stewart This hummingbird typically winters in southern California and Mexico but has returned to the same feeders in Raleigh for the second year in a row!
Rufous Hummingbird Goldsboro, NC   M. Bridges Typically winters from southern California, through Mexico, and along the northern Gulf Coast.
Rufous Hummingbird Eastham, MA S. Krause Typically winters from southern California, through Mexico, and along the northern Gulf Coast.
Rufous Hummingbird Leesville, SC J. Manley Typically winters from southern California, through Mexico, and along the northern Gulf Coast.
Red-bellied Woodpecker Brandon, MB M. and C. Sangster Not considered migratory, but during very cold winters may move south from the northern edge of its summer range in the central and eastern United States.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker DeForest, WI L. Armstrong Typically winters in the southeastern U.S., southward to Panama and the West Indies.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Ada, MI S. Draaisma North of typical winter range.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Middleton, WI W. Feist North of typical winter range.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Waupaca, WI K. Jenner North of typical winter range.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker White Lake, MI   S. Kovach North of typical winter range.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Northfield, MN M. Roberts North of typical winter range.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Mt. Hope, MN   N. Stoddard Birds in the upper mid-west were hundreds of miles north of the typical winter range for this species.
White-breasted Nuthatch Prince George, BC M. Marsland A pioneering bird in this part of British Columbia.
Carolina Wren North Bay, ON L. Chowns Non-migratory bird that typically resides from eastern Kansas to southern Ontario and Massachusetts, southward to the Gulf Coast and into northeastern Mexico.
Hermit Thrush Bellevue, NE S. Gentes Typically winters from southern Arizona to southern Missouri and into the Gulf of Mexico through Mexico to El Salvador.
Hermit Thrush Merrimack, NH S. McCarthy

Typically winters from southern Arizona to southern Missouri and into the Gulf of Mexico through Mexico to El Salvador.

Hermit Thrush Dartmouth, NS P. McKay Typically winters from southern Arizona to southern Missouri and into the Gulf of Mexico through Mexico to El Salvador.
Hermit Thrush Sackville, NS R. Viau Typically winters from southern Arizona to southern Missouri and into the Gulf of Mexico through Mexico to El Salvador.
American Robin Shageluk, AK J. Hamilton North of typical range. Typically winters south of Canada through the U.S. to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast to southern Alaska.
Gray Catbird Castlegar, BC P. McIver Typically winters along the East Coast from southern Massachusetts to Florida, and from the Gulf Coast southward into Central America and the Caribbean.
Northern Mockingbird Halfmoon Bay, BC   C. Nolan North of typical range.
Brown Thrasher Yale, IA N. Kunce Typically winters from southern Missouri and southern New Jersey southward to Gulf Coast, east-central Texas, and southern Florida.
Brown Thrasher Fairfield, IA K. Tollenaere Typically winters from southern Missouri and southern New Jersey southward to Gulf Coast, east-central Texas, and southern Florida.
Orange-crowned Warbler Victoria, BC I. Cruickshank Winters from California and coastal Virginia southward to southern Mexico and Guatemala.
Orange-crowned Warbler Ballwin, MO   C. Fontana Winters from California and coastal Virginia southward to southern Mexico and Guatemala.
Orange-crowned Warbler Saco, ME S. Hartman Winters from California and coastal Virginia southward to southern Mexico and Guatemala.
Orange-crowned Warbler Eagle River, AK   O. Hughes Winters from California and coastal Virginia southward to southern Mexico and Guatemala.
Orange-crowned Warbler Homer, AK M. Kilcher Winters from California and coastal Virginia southward to southern Mexico and Guatemala.
Northern Parula Huntersville, NC P. Soares Typically winters in southern Mexico to Honduras and in the Caribbean. Some in very southern Florida.
Cape May Warbler Port Rowan, ON   J. Allair Typically winters in Central America or the Caribbean.
Cape May Warbler Ephrata, PA A. Shelley Typically winters in Central America or the Caribbean.
Yellow-rumped Warbler Mount Albert, ON H. Hart Lingering north of typical winter range.
Yellow-rumped Warbler Ripon, WI M. Kenyon-Cler North of typical winter range.
Yellow-rumped Warbler Cashton, WI M. Lichter North of typical winter range.
Townsend's Warbler Victoria, BC I. Cruickshank Typically winters in a narrow band along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to Baja California, and in Mexico and Central America.
Yellow-throated Warbler Port Burwell, ON J. Stephenson North of both breeding and wintering range, this species typically winters in the southeastern U.S., Caribbean, and Central America.
Pine Warbler Hantsport, NS J. Belbin Typically winters in the southeast and south central United States.
Pine Warbler Wooster, OH C. Herms Typically winters in the southeast and south central United States.
Pine Warbler Blue Hill, ME   C. McHenry Typically winters in the southeast and south central United States.
Pine Warbler Hatchville, MA A. Sullivan Perry Typically winters in the southeast and south central United States.
Ovenbird Johns Island, SC   C. Acklin Typically winters in Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and northern South America.
Yellow-breasted Chat Dartmouth, NS P. McKay Typically winters in Mexico and Central America.
Summer Tanager Cypress, TX K. Kersey A Summer Tanager wintered at this location last winter as well. This is north of the typical winter range located in Mexico and Central America.
Summer Tanager Devlin, ON A. Rae Typically winters from southern Mexico to northern South America.
Scarlet Tanager Tunkhannock, PA K. Malitsky Typically winters from Panama southward to northern and western South America.
Western Tanager Loveland, CO C. Kogler Winters from central Mexico through Costa Rica. Some individuals winter in southern California.
Western Tanager Sonoma, CA   K. Nagel Winters from central Mexico through Costa Rica. Some individuals winter in southern California.
Western Tanager Tallahassee, FL F. Rutkovsky Winters from central Mexico through Costa Rica. Some individuals winter in southern California.
Spotted Towhee Prince George, BC H. Meier Typically winters from southern British Columbia, southern Idaho, and western Colorado southward, and eastward to eastern Kansas and eastern Texas.
Chipping Sparrow Middletown, NY M. Corcacas Typically winters in Mexico, Central America, and the southern tier of the United States.
Chipping Sparrow Zanesville, OH S. Driscoll Typically winters in Mexico, Central America, and the southern tier of the United States.
Chipping Sparrow Loveland, CO C. Kogler Northwest of typical winter range.
Chipping Sparrow South Yarmouth, MA A. Middleton Northeast of typical winter range.
Chipping Sparrow Albion, IN R. Strayer Northeast of typical winter range.
Chipping Sparrow Lower Sackville, NS R. Viau Typically winters in Mexico, Central America, and the southern tier of the United States.
Lincoln's Sparrow Watertown, MA   A. Gurka Winters in the southern U.S. to Central America and along the Pacific Coast northward to southern British Columbia.
Lincoln's Sparrow Caldwell, ID C. Huizinga Winters in the southern U.S. to Central America and along the Pacific Coast northward to southern British Columbia.
Vesper Sparrow Nuksup, BC G. Davidson Typically winters in the southern U.S. and in Mexico.
Swamp Sparrow Fairmont, MN M. Cervantes Typically winters from southern New England to Florida, and from the southern Great Lakes region through Texas into Mexico.
Harris's Sparrow Columbus, OH M. Brehmer East of typical winter range.
Harris's Sparrow Helena, MT   K. Eakin Winters in the central U.S. between South Dakota and Texas.
Harris's Sparrow Kitimat, BC A. Macleod Winters in the central U.S. between South Dakota and Texas.
Harris's Sparrow Drumheller, AB J. McCabe Typically winters in the Great Plains between South Dakota and Texas.
Harris's Sparrow Wrangell, AK C. Ross Typically winters in the Great Plains between South Dakota and Texas.
White-throated Sparrow Torbay, NL J. Blakeley Typically winters along the Pacific Coast from Washington to Mexico, along the southern states in the Southwest, and across the midwestern and eastern United States.
White-throated Sparrow Wrangell, AK C. Ross Typically winters along the Pacific Coast from Washington to Mexico, along the southern states in the Southwest, and across the midwestern and eastern United States.
Golden-crowned Sparrow Colorado Springs, CO M. Wolf Typically winters from British Columbia southward along the Pacific Coast to Baja California and up the Colorado River.
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon race) Lincoln Park, NJ C. and M. Blewett Typically found in the western half of the continent.
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon race) Colfax, WI P. Campbell Typically found in the western half of the continent.
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon race) Picton, ON V. Jennings Typically found in the western half of the continent.
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon race) Germantown, OH J. Kuns This western race of the Dark-eyed Junco is rare in the east.
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon race) Cashton, WI M. Lichter East of typical range for this race of the Dark-eyed Junco.
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon race) Belleville, IL A. Peck East of typical range for this race of the Dark-eyed Junco.
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon race) River Falls, WI M. Roen East of typical range for this race of the Dark-eyed Junco. An "Oregon" junco wintered at this same location last season.
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon race) Madison, NC I. Sutcliffe Typically found in the western half of the continent.
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) Newbury Park, CA C. Bourne Typically winters from southern Canada to northern Mexico and northern Florida.
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) Keithville, LA P. Bradley Typically winters from southern Canada to northern Mexico and northern Florida.
Northern Cardinal Grosse Isle, MB K. and B. Gardner North of range.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Shoshoni, WY E. Baumann Typically winters in Central or South America.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak West Columbia, SC S. Cotham Typically winters in Central or South America.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Anniston, AL S. Lysle Typically winters in Central or South America.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Burnsville, NC E. Morrill Typically winters in Central or South America. This bird has an injured leg.
Black-headed Grosbeak Etna, CA M. Williams Typically winters in southern Mexico.
Indigo Bunting Long Lake, ON J. Diebolt Typically winters in Mexico and Central America.
Indigo Bunting Mulberry Grove, IL G. Keeling Typically winters in Mexico and Central America.
Painted Bunting Fayetteville, AR P. Mulhollan Typically winters in southern Florida and Mexico.
Dickcissel Port St. Lucie, FL   A. and S. Comer Typically winters in Central America and northern South America.
Streak-backed Oriole Loveland, CO C. Kogler A Mexican species, this is likely a first state record for Colorado!
Bullock's Oriole Tallahassee, FL F. Rutkovsky Typically winters in central and southern Mexico to Guatemala.
Baltimore Oriole Arlington, MA   D. Buske Typically winters in the southeastern U.S. (coastally), in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Baltimore Oriole Mashpee, MA J. Carroll Typically winters in the southeastern U.S. (coastally), in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Baltimore Oriole Arlington, MA C. Deshler Typically winters in the southeastern U.S. (coastally), in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Baltimore Oriole Levittown, PA T. Matijasick Typically winters in the southeastern U.S. (coastally), in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Baltimore Oriole Truro, NS C. Matthews Typically winters in the southeastern U.S. (coastally), in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Baltimore Oriole Stony Brook, NY L. Nash Typically winters in the southeastern U.S. (coastally), in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Baltimore Oriole Staten Island, NY D. Traut Typically winters in the southeastern U.S. (coastally), in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Baltimore Oriole Suffolk, VA P. Wickert Typically winters in the southeastern U.S. (coastally), in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Scott's Oriole Boerne, TX D. Park Rare in central Texas in winter (should be in Mexico).
Brambling Shageluk, AK J. Hamilton A Eurasian finch, Bramblings occasionally wander into Alaska during migration and in winter.
Brambling Gustavus, AK P. Vanselow and N. Drumheller A Eurasian finch, Bramblings occasionally wander into Alaska during migration and in winter.
Purple Finch Fritz Creek, AK G. Matz Typically winters along the Pacific Coast and from southeastern Canada southward to the Gulf Coast, from central Texas to northern Florida.
White-winged Crossbill Silver Spring, MD N. Kahn Few crossbills venture this far south in winter.
Common Redpoll El Prado, NM

A. Tuomey
Photo by: J. Oldenettel

The first confirmed sighting of a Common Redpoll in New Mexico. Read more.
Hoary Redpoll Three Oaks, MI   E. Meister Winters in Alaska and northern Canada though irregularly may head south to southern Canada and the northern U.S.
Nutmeg Mannikin San Diego, CA B. Aguado This introduced species has established self-sustaining populations in southern California.
Nutmeg Mannikin Los Angeles, CA   K. Dearborn Escaped caged bird, originally from Africa.
Nutmeg Mannikin Rolling Hills Estates, CA R. Harwood This introduced species has established self-sustaining populations in southern California.
Blue-capped Cordon Bleu Waxbill Rolling Hills Estates, CA R. Harwood Escaped caged bird, originally from Africa.
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