Date: 11/18/18 9:21 am From: Tim Spahr <tspahr44...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red Crossbills & Evening Grosbeaks
As I am sure many of you have noted by now, not only are Evening Grosbeaks on the move, so are Red Crossbills. Consider this my sorta-annual reminder that recordings of both of these species are important in helping sort out the distribution of the various flight call types. I am happy to listen to any recordings of either species birders make, and keep in mind even poor recordings are usually sufficient for typing.
Historically Type 3 Evening Grosbeaks are the only type present in Massachusetts, but given the few recordings over the years we may find other types now that more recordings are coming in. For anyone interested in reading more, Matt Young, Andrew Spencer and I wrote an article for eBird on these spectacular finches: