He says, “Among the most coveted species are Cerulean Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo, and Alder Flycatcher
. Those fortunate enough to observe any of them will likely announce their discoveries quickly, via message-board posts or text alerts, thereby gaining credit for their finds and giving birders who respond quickly the chance to also see or hear these rarities.”
Elsewhere, two absolute "megas" turned up this week in the form of an alder flycatcher
on Blakeney Point, Norfolk, and a superb northern parula found on Tiree, Argyll.
Migratory songbirds such as the Blackburnian warbler and alder flycatcher
rely on Cranesville for habitat.
IT was another crazy week for birds across the UK and Ireland, which began with an alder flycatcher
in Cornwall, the first one of the species in the UK.
Ninety-three species were identified, of which 51 percent were neotropical migrants--many of the warblers, the scarlet tanager, the alder flycatcher
, and others--birds that overwinter in the Caribbean and in the forests of Central and South America.