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Tulsa Audubon Society Recorder's Annual Report Summary of Rare Records for 1997

The following is a list of records that required documentation according to the Date Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma, second edition, (1992) published by the Oklahoma Ornithological Society and compiled by the Oklahoma Bird Records Committee. Verifying documentation is requested for sightings of species that are extralimital, and/or outside expected dates, and/or classified as rare. Information contained in this summary includes the species, date of observation, observer(s), whether the All sightings were in Tulsa County, unless noted.

SPECIES NOTE * DATE OBSERVERS DOC. REASON
           
Pacific Loon   3/28-11/14 THIRTY TWO REPORTS Yes Extralimital
Common Loon   3/8-3/10 THREE REPORTS No Date
Horned Grebe   5/3 Terry Mitchell No Date
Red-necked Grebe   12/6 Bill Carrell Yes Extralimital
Neotropic Cormorant   3/28 Jim Arterburn No Date, Range
Great Egret   12/20 J. Arterburn Yes Date
Snowy Egret   10/14-11/1 FOUR REPORTS No Date
White-faced Ibis   5/2 Jim Arterburn No Rare
White-faced Ibis   5/26 Jim Arterburn No Rare
Roseate Spoonbill Osage 9/3 Jim Arterburn Yes Range
Mute Swan Creek 1/24 Jo Loyd No Status Uncertain
Cinnamon Teal   3/29 Scott Dingman No Range
Cinnamon Teal   4/13 J. Arterburn Yes Range
Northern Shoveler   7/12 Patricia Seibert Yes Date
Gadwall   5/24 P. Seibert No Date
Ring-necked Duck   5/11-5/26 J. Arterburn Yes Date
Greater Scaup ??? SIX REPORTS FOUR DOCUMENTED   Rare
Lesser Scaup   10/28 J. Arterburn No Date
Oldsquaw   11/22 TMB (Aline Romero) No Date
Oldsquaw   11/2 B. Carrell Yes Date
White-winged Scoter   11/2 Jo Loyd Yes Rare
Barrow's Goldeneye   12/19 Jo Loyd Yes Range
Common Merganser   9/11 P. Seibert No Date
Red-breasted Merganser   5/9-5/26 J. Arterburn No Date
Ruddy Duck   5/17 TAS (Neely Lowrie) No Date
Osprey   FOUR REPORTS ONE DOCUMENTED   Date
Sharp-shinned Hawk   9/7 Laurel Upshaw No Date
Northern Goshawk   10/4 J. Arterburn No Range
Merlin   EIGHT REPORTS SIX DOCUMENTED   Rare
Peregrine Falcon   FIVE REPORTS NONE DOCUMENTED   Rare
Yellow Rail ** 10/20 J. Arterburn ** Status Uncertain
Snowy Plover   4/16 B. Carrell Yes Rare
Semipalmated Plover   4/9 Jo Loyd Yes Date
Piping Plover   7/29 Jo Loyd Yes Rare
Lesser Yellowlegs   12/6 TMB (A. Romero) No Date
Whimbrel Pawnee 5/17 J. Arterburn No Rare
Red Knot Pawnee 5/26 J. Arterburn No Rare, Date
Sanderling   7/29 Jo Loyd Yes Date
Semipalmated Sandpiper   3/27 Jo Loyd No Date
Dunlin   1/1-1/2 THREE REPORTS No Date
Short-billed Dowitcher Pawnee 5/26 J. Arterburn No Rare
Short-billed Dowitcher   10/7 TMB (A. Romero) Yes Rare
Laughing Gull Pawnee 5/17 J. Arterburn No Rare
California Gull   1/18 J. Arterburn Yes Extralimital
Thayer's Gull   1/17-1/30 FOUR REPORTS No Status Uncertain
Lesser Black-backed Gull   1/17 J. Arterburn Yes Extralimital
Great Black-backed Gull   1/14 J. Loyd, Marty Kamp Yes Extralimital
Sabine's Gull   9/7 Jo Loyd Yes Extralimital
Common Tern   FOUR REPORTS NONE DOCUMENTED   Rare
Forster's Tern   3/10 Jo Loyd Yes Date
Forster's Tern   11/23 B. Carrell Yes Date
Ringed Turtle-Dove   3/25 Hannah Bass No Status Uncertain
Ringed Turtle-Dove   6/14-6/30 DOCUMENTED IN 1996   Status Uncertain
Eurasian Collared Dove   EIGHT REPORTS DOCUMENTED IN 1996   Status Uncertain
Inca Dove   11/27-12/30 Jo Bible Yes Range
Black-billed Cuckoo   5/17 B. Carrell Yes Rare
Black-billed Cuckoo   5/20 B. Carrell Yes Rare
Common Nighthawk   THREE REPORTS NONE DOCUMENTED   Date
Whip-poor-will   9/27 J. Arterburn No Date
Rufous Hummingbird   3/9 Tom Horn Yes Date, Rare
Acadian Flycatcher Rogers 9/7 B. Carrell No Date
Fish Crow   10/21-11/1 TWO REPORTS No Date
Fish Crow   12/30 TMB (A. Romero) Yes Date
Red-breasted Nuthatch   9/18-9/27 FIVE REPORTS No Date
Brown Creeper   5/3 A. Romero et. al. No Date
Winter Wren   4/30 P. Seibert No Date
Veery   5/8 Jo Loyd Yes Rare
Veery   5/19 L. Upshaw Yes Rare
Swainson's Thrush   9/27 J. Arterburn No Rare
Gray Catbird   12/22 Elaine Renning No Date
American Pipit   8/16 Jo Loyd No Date
Cedar Waxwing   6/10 T. Mitchell No Date
Philadelphia Vireo   NINE REPORTS SIX DOCUMENTED   Rare
Orange-crowned Warbler   5/24 P. Seibert No Date
Nashville Warbler   5/24 P. Seibert No Date
Chestnut-sided Warbler   5/24 P. Seibert No Date
Chestnut-sided Warbler Creek 9/21 TAS (Jeff Cox) No Rare
Magnolia Warbler   9/26 Jo Loyd Yes Rare
Palm Warbler   5/3 John Dole Yes Rare
Palm Warbler   10/20 B. Carrell Yes Rare
Bay-breasted Warbler   5/8 B. Carrell Yes Rare
Cerulean Warbler   4/15 Scott Dingman No Rare
American Redstart   5/27 Jo Loyd Yes Date
Swainson's Warbler   5/4 B. Carrell Yes Rare
Ovenbird   10/11-10/18 THREE REPORTS No Date
Hooded Warbler   5/3 M. Kamp et. al. Yes Range
Hooded Warbler ** 9/25 J. Arterburn ** Range
Yellow-breasted Chat   9/25-10/11 Jo Loyd Yes Date
Bachman's Sparrow Osage 8/23 TAS (P. Seibert) Yes Range
Chipping Sparrow   12/20 L. Upshaw et. al. No Date
Vesper Sparrow   9/2 TMB (A. Romero) Yes Date
Savannah Sparrow   5/27 TMB (A. Romero) No Date
Henslow's Sparrow Washington 6/4 Jo Loyd Yes Rare
Henslow's Sparrow   7/12 Jo Loyd Yes Rare
Henslow's Sparrow Osage 8/23 TAS (P. Seibert) Yes Rare
Dark-eyed Junco   5/3-5/6 TWO REPORTS No Date
Rusty Blackbird   5/3 BDC #6, A. Romero No Date
Red Crossbill   5/14-5/18 Edison Jeffus Yes Date
Red Crossbill Creek 6/2 Randy Wood No Date
Red Crossbill   6/18 Donna Hart Yes Date

* Other than Tulsa County

** Bird was found dead, the specimen preserved in a collection.

1997 Recorder's Report

Tulsa Audubon Society

 

 

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