Accidentals – Includes all notes through November 2015.

 

Those species for which there are five or fewer ‘live’ records over the past 50 years have been placed on the Accidental List. The initials of the first observers and those who confirmed the identification are given with names listed below; # indicates other observers; * denotes specimen. Specimens are in the collection of the Maria Mitchell Association unless otherwise noted.

 

FULVOUS WHISTLING DUCK. Flock of 6 shot 27 Nov. 1979, * GJD; 7 Nov. 1986, DB.

 

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. 11 – 30 June 2008, SM#; 10 Jan. 2009, DL#, 8 Dec – 13 Dec. 2014, JR#.

 

ROSS’S GOOSE, 11 Dec. 2010 – 17 Feb. 2011, JT#. 4 April 2014, PP.

 

TUFTED DUCK. 16, 18 Feb. 1975, HC #, 13 Jan. – 6 Apr. 1997, NB #; 2 March – 11 April, 2013, ER #, 28 Dec. 2014 – Mar. 12, 2015, FG#.

 

PACIFIC LOON. 18 May 2008, EVL #; 12-31 Dec. 2011, EVL #; 6 Jan. 2013, EVL#.

 

WESTERN GREBE. 28 – 30 Dec. 1979, JS #; 2, 3 Jan. 1982, OK #, 30, 31 Dec. 1983 – 1 Jan. 1984, SP #.

 

YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS, 29 May 2005, RRV.

 

BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL. 28 Aug. 2011, RRV, EVL;

 

WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD. 13 Sept. 1960, 1 immature * in PMS, BSH; 14 Sept. 1960, 1 adult *, JMA.

 

RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD, 2 May 2003, 1 (Muskeget) IN.

 

BROWN BOOBY, 4 May 2014, AH #, photo at Great Point.

 

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN. 2 July 1950, EC #; 22 Oct. – 4 Dec. 1974, JVD #; 12 – 13 Sept. 2010 VC #.

 

BROWN PELICAN. 12 – 14 Jan. 1998, ET #; July 2000, ER; June 4, 2011, CW; 26 June 2012, from ferry near Jetties; ??; Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2012, EVL#.

 

MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD. 5 July – 8 Sept. 1951, KS #; 11, 12 May 1969, SF #; 9 Oct 2006, SP#; 20 – 22 Oct. 2011, JBC #.

 

LEAST BITTERN. 6 April 1958, RF, photo; 24 Aug. 1982, SP.

 

LITTLE EGRET. 14 May into Aug. 1992, SP #; 15 May into Aug. 1993, SP #; 16 May 1998, SP #; 28 May 2005, RRV; 21 May - 6 Aug. 2006, ER#.

 

WESTERN REEF HERON. 26 April – 13 Sept. 1983, RR #.

 

WHITE IBIS. 18 Feb. 1965 *, EFA; Aug. 1979 CC; 19 Aug. 1982, CB #.

 

MISSISSIPPI KITE. 3 June 2011, EL#, 27 May 2014 MM.

 

SWAINSON’S HAWK. 5 Sept. 1979, NC.

 

GOLDEN EAGLE. 20, 21 April 1957, PBH #; 31 Aug. 1961 PBH #; 11 Nov. 1962, JCA #, found dead 15 Nov. 1962, * RM; 25 June 1985, PCB.

 

YELLOW RAIL. 31 Dec. 1984, OK; 17,19 Jan. 2000 FG; 28 Nov. 2000, ER; 19 Jan. 2002, KTB; 29- 30 Dec. 2006, RRV#.

Note: No longer Accidental – Moved to Bar Charts

 

BLACK RAIL. 31 Mar. 1978, * BB; 31 Dec. 2005, RVV.

 

PURPLE GALLINULE. 14, 15 May 1984, SN #; 6 May 1993, * M&SR; 11 June – 4 July 1997 PCB #; 12 July – 2 Aug. 1998, AS #; 23 June 2009 PCB#.

 

NORTHERN LAPWING. 30 Oct. 2012 – 1 April 2013, EVL#.

 

WILSON’S PLOVER. 11 June 2005, ER; 2 Sept. 2009, PP; 28 March 2010, ER?.

 

AMERICAN AVOCET. 26 April 1977, EFA #; 17 Aug. 1985, JPE #; 7 Oct. 2002, ER; 12 - 24 Oct. 2007, SL#.

 

GRAY-TAILED TATTLER. 18 – 20 Oct. 2012, JT#.

 

BAR-TAILED GODWIT. 23 Sept. – 4 Oct. 1978, WRP #; 7 – 9 June 2012, RRV.

 

CURLEW SANDPIPER. 26 Sept. 1971, JMT; 4, 5 Aug. 1979, 1 adult, KH #; 15 July 1984, HRS & AE.

 

RUFF. 12-13 April 2014, JT #.

 

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. 15 March 1981, SP; 11 Dec. 2001, KTB#. Nov. 5 – 12, 2012, EVL & ER.

 

LONG-TAILED JAEGER. 22 Sept. 1951, JCA; 31 May 1972, from Steamer, EFA; 17 Sept. 1976, GLS #; 31 May 2008, EVL#.

 

GREAT SKUA. 10 Oct. 1958, JCA; 27 Sept. 1970, BBC; 10, 11 Jan. 1979, GF #; 21 Nov. 1991, one dead, JCA #.

 

SOUTH POLAR SKUA. 15 June 2009, RRV; 20 June 2011, RRV; 21 June 2011, EVL. 11 June 2011, RRV

 

SABINE’S GULL. – 8, 19-21 Sep., 19-21 Oct. 1974, 1 adult NC #; 1 immature 20 Sep., HLJ #, 17 Oct. 1974, CF; 17 Sep 1976, GLS; 1 immature 26 Sep. 2011, AB Photos.

FRANKLIN’S GULL. 9 – 12 June 1982, ABF #.

 

MEW GULL. 2 – 15 Oct. 1964, JCA #; 4 Jan. 1981, RRV #; 28, 29 Sept. 1981, SP; 30 Dec. 2013 – 2 Jan. 2014, PD #.

 

CALIFORNIA GULL. 3 Jan. – 4 June 2005, PD#; 5 Jan. – 3 Feb. 2006, ER #.

 

THAYER’S GULL. 26 Dec. 1980 – 27 Feb. 1981, RRV #; Jan. 1998, RRV; Jan. 1999, RRV; 17 Mar. 1999, KTB.

 

GULL-BILLED TERN. 30 April 1982, EFA #; 11 April 1983, SP #.

 

BRIDLED TERN. 8 Sept. 1952, RWS#; 7 Sept. 1979, TH; 17 July 2000, RRV#; 28 Aug. 2011, RRV.

 

BROWN NODDY. 27 Aug. 1957, PBH #, photo.

 

BAND-TAILED PIGEON. 22 – 26 June 1996, FP #.

 

EUROPEAN TURTLE-DOVE. 20 July 2001, RRV *

 

EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, 14 – 15 May 2011, SL #.

 

CHUCK-WILL’S-WIDOW. 19 June – mid Aug. 1973, SP #; 24 May – Mid Aug. 1974, SP #; late May – mid Aug. 1975, SP #; 21 June 1983, JVD.

 

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD. 15 Oct. - 12 Nov. 2007, EVL#. 20 Oct. 2013, EVL#.

 

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD. 19 – 22 October 2013, RP#.

 

ALLEN’S HUMMINGBIRD. 26 Aug. 1988 * MCZ, WHB.

 

RUFOUS/ALLEN’S HUMMINGBIRD. Oct. 4, 2012 – Jan. 5, 2013 KKP.

 

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER. 21 Oct. 1922, JF; 24 Nov. 1964, EVD #. 31 Dec., 1972 - 1 Jan. 1973, RRV; 2 – 26 Apr. 2009 MP#.

 

GYRFALCON. 10 Feb. 1985, gray phase, DB and GP; 5 May 1987, * DB; 12 Dec. 2011 EVL #.

 

CAVE SWALLOW. 11 and 19 Nov. 2008, EVL. 12 May 2010, SL #; 2 Nov. 2012, DDF.

 

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER. 28 May 1980, EFA #, Banded; 12 Sept. 1983, EFA #, Banded; 25 May 1987, banded EFA #.

 

SAY’S PHOEBE. 8 Oct. 1977, HLJ; 24 Sept 1980, HS #.

 

ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER. 12 Nov. 2011, SL #; 25 Nov. 2011, EVL #; 27 Nov. 2011, PP #. 26 – 28 Nov 2015, VA # photos.

 

FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER. 16 – 18 Sept. 1982, MH #; 24 - 25 May 2002, RK#, 12- 13 July 2003, KB#; 18- 19 May 2005, VF #; 8 May 2009, DL.

 

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE. Formerly rare spring and fall migrant. Last record Sept. 1972, RRV.

 

EURASIAN JACKDAW. 29 Nov. 1982 – 4 April 1983, SP #; 23 June 1983, DC; 31 Dec 1983 – 2 Jan 1984, GdE #; 9 July 1984, NJJ #.

 

FISH CROW. 30 Dec. 2006, RVV#; 30 April 2007, KTB; CBC CW bird for 2007; 30 May 2009, KTB. 17 April, 2014, ER.

 

COMMON RAVEN. 22 FEB. 2014, EVL #.

 

TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, 22 – 23 Oct. 2011, EVL #.

 

VARIED THRUSH, 7 Oct. 1999, JH#; 30 Jan. 2004 – 18 Mar. 2004, EFA; 30 – 31 Dec. 2004, BC#.

 

PHAINOPEPLA. 11 – 16 Feb. 1973, JCA #.

 

CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR. 25 – 27 Oct. 1979, 1 banded, RRV # photo.

 

BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, 1 – 4 Feb.2007, EFA #; 14 Oct. 2013, EVL#.

 

MACGILLIVRAY’S WARBLER. 4 Sept 1983, 1 banded, RS #.

 

HENSLOW’S SPARROW. 11 Oct. 1979, RRV #.

 

LECONTE'S SPARROW. 7 Oct. 1980 RRV #.

 

LARK BUNTING. 23 – 26 May 1982, 1 female, PG; 8 – 11 Sept. 1997, NB #.

 

SEASIDE SPARROW. 22 Dec. 1979 - 2 Jan. 1980, RRV#; 6 Sept. 1999, KH; 6 Oct. 2000, RN.

 

HARRIS’ SPARROW. 27 – 28 Nov. 1967, BR #; 25 Oct. – 5 Nov. 1968, JCA #.

 

BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK. 3 Jan. – 24 April 1956, KTB #; 27 Oct. 1979, RRV #.

 

LAZULI BUNTING. 5 - 10 May 2002, NS #.

 

PAINTED BUNTING. 17 – 25 April 1961, VR #; 17 – 20 Nov. 1963, BR *; 2 – 8 Dec. 2011, VA #; 14 Dec 2014, SL #.

 

BREWER’S BLACKBIRD. 7, 8 Oct. 1977, EVD, KH #; 3 April 1978, EFA #.

 

PINE GROSBEAK. 23, 27 Jan. & 12 Feb. 1960, EFA; 25 Nov. 2007, ER

 

HOARY REDPOLL. 20 March 1982, BBC; 8 Feb. 2008, EVL; 29 Dec. 2008 PD #.

 

 

Names of Observers

 

Marcia Aguiar, J. Clinton Andrews, Edith F. Andrews, James M. Andrews, Virginia Andrews, William H. Baltosser, Bruce Bartlett, John W. Bartlett, Christos Bazakas, Douglas Beattie, Paul Bennett, David Berry, Kenneth T. Blackshaw, Richard Bowen, Amanda Boyd, Brookline Bird Club, Nick Brooks, Kathy Butterworth, Phyllis C. Burchell, V. Calarco, Jeff Carlson, Brian Chadwick; Nancy Clafflin, Edward Coffin, Harold Connor, Carroll Crocker, Davis Crompton, Alfred Crosby, Peter Cull, Jenn Decker, John V. Dennis, Greg J. Derr, Patrick Dugan, Peter W. Dunwiddie, Dana Duxbury-Fox, Glen d’Entrement, John P. Ebersole, Jesse Eldridge, Alexander Ellis, J. H. Farley, Anthony B. Farrell, Chester Faunce, Sheila Faunce, Virginia Finlay, Chris Floyd, Kirby Fowler, Richard Ford, H. Crowell Freeman, Granger Frost, Sam Fusaro, N. Gallagher, Frank Gallo, Patricia Gardner, Ida Giriunas, Ted Godfrey, Aileen Hart, Kenneth Harte, John Hayden, Susan Henning, Beatrice S. Heywood, Philip B. Heywood, Maria Holt, Timothy Holt, John Hoye; Nan Jenks-Jay, H. Lawrence Jodrey, Robert Kennedy, Ollie Komar, Diane Lang, Steve Langer, E. Vernon Laux, Jerry Light, Ron Light, Marcia Litchfield, Eric LoPresti , Earle R. MacAusland, Robert Marks, C. Russell Mason, Matt Malin, Beverly McLaughlin, Joshua Murphy, Sean Murphy, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ian Nisbet, Sherley Newell, Rick Newman, Patricia Pastuszak, Peabody Museum of Science, Francis Pease, Blair Perkins, Geddes Perkins, Juliet Perkins, Michelle Perkins, Simon Perkins, Wayne R. Petersen, Katherine K. Pochman, Richard Prum, Edie Ray, Victor Reed, James Reinig, Betty Reyes, Robert Ridgley, Mark Ryan, Katherine Seeler, Henry Seibert, Henry R. Sheets, Jay Shetterly, Al Silva, Nonie Slavitz, Robert W. Smart, Gerald L. Soucy, Jim Stewart, Robert Stymeist, Joseph M. Taylor, Ellen Tonkin, Jeremiah Trimble, Peter Trimble, Elizabeth Van Duyne, Richard R. Veit, Barbara Vigneau, Clark Whitcomb.

 

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