Thursday, March 08, 2007

Breaking News: New species for the ABA area?

The Florida birding lists are reporting a Loggerhead Kingbird at Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West, Florida, a spot we have visited many times.

One of the posters mentioned that this would be a first North American record; we don't have our ABA-area lists to check this, but it certainly is a great rarity for Florida.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sure enough; the species was removed from the ABA (and AOU) checklists when the available documentations were re-analyzed, and if this one pans out, it will be a first for the ABA Area. For more details, see the links in the ABA's PEEPS e-bulletin, which went out early this afternoon with news of the bird.
Rick Wright