Tufted Flycatcher: California next?
As most of you are aware, there is a well-documented Tufted Flycatcher
on the lower Colorado River in Arizona between Hoover Dam and Willow
Beach. Photos are posted at:
The finders report two birds (which seems more than twice as bizarre as
just one bird), but I'm not sure what the evidence may be for a second
This site is adjacent to Nevada, but also only about 40 miles from
California. The record shows, once again, that vagrants from Mexico
don't necessarily turn up only right at the border and that many species
that occur in nw. Mexico perhaps have the potential to reach California.
For more information, there's a long thread about this occurrence on the
AZ-NM list serve.
Kimball L. Garrett
Ornithology Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90007
(213) 746-2999 FAX
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