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Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat

Location: Halifax, NS

Observer: C. Cron

Chats typically winter in Central America.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Location: Nassau, NY

Observer: E. Pearce

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers typically winter to the south of this location.

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Location: Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, QC

Observer: M. Guglia

Typically winters south of the Great Lakes in the East.

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Location: Carnesville, GA

Observer: C. DeLand

Typically winters in Central America and northern South America.

Hoary Redpoll

Hoary Redpoll

Location: Wheaton, IL

Observer: V. & M. Moxon

Hoary Redpolls rarely make it as far south as this location.

Northern Hawk Owl

Northern Hawk Owl

Location: Regina, SK

Observer: D. Sawatzky

This northern owl is a rarely seen backyard visitor.

Varied Thrush

Varied Thrush

Location: Mapleton, UT

Observer: E. Wilson

Varied Thrush typically winter to along the west coast. They are rarely seen in Utah.

European Goldfinch

European Goldfinch

Location: Chicago, IL

Observer: W. Ward

This non-native species is often kept as a pet. A few escape each year.

European Goldfinch

European Goldfinch

Location: Eastchester, NY

Observer: S. O'Rourke

This non-native species is often kept as a pet. A few escape each year.

Hermit Warbler

Hermit Warbler

Location: Eugene, OR

Observer: B. Green

Hermit Warblers typically winter to the south of Oregon.

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Location: Tampa, FL

Observer: J. Hackett

Only a few Rufous Hummingbirds are reported in Florida each winter.

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Location: Cocoa, FL

Observer: D. Sphar

A Western species that is rarely seen in the East.

 

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