Date: 9/30/17 3:59 pm From: David Seibel <dseibelphoto...> Subject: Re: Morton County Question
To expand on Tom's reply, Birds of Kansas (Thompson et al. 2011) describes Yellow-bellied as an uncommon transient and winter resident statewide; Red-naped, a rare transient in extreme western Kansas only. As of 2/2/2017, the Kansas Bird Records Committee has only accepted a total of 10 records of the latter, ever (http://www.ksbirds.org/KBRC/kbrcrvulist.html), so the odds are in favor of seeing a Yellow-bellied even in Morton County. However, the western two tiers of counties are the only place where there's a reasonable chance that a sapsucker might be a Red-naped instead of a Yellow-bellied.