Date: 2/10/17 4:16 am From: Kevin Metcalf (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Great Kiskadee Bear Island
Great Kiskadee is common in Bermuda (introduced), but not in the Bahamas or generally in the West Indies (maybe Jack, Bermuda is what you meant?). Anyway, would be great to confirm this sighting. Kevin MetcalfHuntersville, NC
-----Original Message----- From: Jack Rogers Sent: Feb 9, 2017 10:00 PM To: Will Cook Cc: Carolinabirds Listserve Subject: Re: Great Kiskadee Bear Island
An amazing sighting indeed! Hope that this bird is refound. Of course, found right before I have to go out of town...However, it is not the most northerly sighting of this species. That would belong to a 2015 bird that showed up (overwintered, as I remember) in Volga, South Dakota. Other "Northerly" records include North-Central Kansas, Southwestern Colorado, and Oklahoma. This would, however, be a first for the Atlantic coast, as far as I know, and the easterly most record of the species in the US (regular on the Bahamas). Currently, the most easterly record is from the New Orleans area.Amazing bird! Hope it sticks!! On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 9:52 PM, Will Cook <cwcook...> wrote:
Note, that's Bear Island, South Carolina, not Bear Island, North Carolina - please remember to include state in sightings reports.
This would be an amazing record to confirm - most northerly sighting ever?
Here's a link to the Carolina Birders facebook group (you may need to sign in to see it):
On 2/9/2017 9:40 PM, L Stacey (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
A picture was posted on Facebook this evening of a Great Kiskadee from Bear Island. I have shared the post to the Carolina Birders page. I have no location details but the bird was seen today according to the post.