Date: 2/10/17 1:43 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Great Kiskadee Bear Island
Jack's post was riddled with misinformation. Probably just the result of a
quick eBird / Internet search.

A search of the literature would reveal that the Great Kiskadee sightings
in BERMUDA (not the Bahamas) derived from introduced birds - not natural

And according to the Texas Breeding Bird Atlas: long-distance vagrancy
among Great Kiskadees is rare and they deem sightings from New Jersey,
Florida, California, etc. to be escaped birds - not wild vagrants.

So questions of provenance would seem to hang over this Bear Island bird.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:00 PM, Jack Rogers <jack...>
<javascript:;>> wrote:
> 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
> belong to a 2015 bird that showed up (overwintered, as I remember) in
> 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...>
<javascript:;>> 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
>> Here's a link to the Carolina Birders facebook group (you may need to
>> 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.
>>> Lois Stacey
>>> North Augusta, SC
>> --
>> Will Cook - Durham, NC
> --
> Jack Rogers
> Mt Pleasant, SC
> My Flickr page

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