Monday, May 22, 2006

Vagrant alert: Southern Lapwing in Florida? MacGillivray's Warbler in Illinois?

There has been a report of a Southern Lapwing sighted recently in Florida...does anyone know if there are any prior Florida records for this species? And does anyone know why these type of birds never show up when I'm in the Sunshine State?

There has also been a Mac-G's Warbler reported from the Chicago suburbs. The last part of May is typically a great time for vagrants in the Chicago area, so who knows what will turn up next!

4 comments:

John said...

It's not on the ABA checklist, and it does not appear on the FOS list either. So if there were any previous sightings, they were not accepted.

Birding is NOT a crime!!!! said...

Well, I wrote a very lengthy comment that somehow got deleted, but the main point was that there was apparently a record of Southern Lapwing in Florida a few years ago but the birds appeared to be escapees???

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Florida, but I just got back from Bonaire (Netherland Antilles), where they've recently had their first ever recorded sighting of the Southern Lapwing.

So I guess they're getting around...

-Greg

Anonymous said...

A SOUTHERN LAPWING HAS REMAINED IN THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF BIRDSEYE LODGE, CROOKED TREE, BELIZE, CA AT LEAST SINCE FEB, 2006.
DAVID KING