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 vagrants.
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