1991 REPORT OF THE KANSAS BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

This report summarizes records received and evaluated through 31 December 1991. Record submissions were assigned a sequential number in the order in which they are received with the year (of receipt) as a prefix. Not all submissions that receive numbers were circulated. Birds are listed under two categories: Records Accepted and Records Rejected.

Forty-eight submissions were received by the committee and 31 were circulated for evaluation. One remains under review and has not received a final decision. The KBRC record number follows the scientific name, with the number of individuals seen, date(s) of observation, locality, observer(s) documenting the record, and supporting physical evidence, if any. Rejected records have the observer(s) names omitted and a brief explanation as to the reason for rejection.

RECORDS ACCEPTED

Red-Throated Loon (Gavia stellata); 91-05; 1; 30-31 October 1990; Scott Lake, Scott Co; Tom and Sara Shane; photographs.

Red-Throated Loon (Gavia stellata); 90-06; 1; 18 November 1990; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Mick McHugh.

Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica); 90-04; 1; 27 October 1990; Wyandotte County Lake, Wyandotte Co; Lloyd Moore.

Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica); 90-07; 1; 8 December 1990; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Mick McHugh.

Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica); 91-37; 1; 5 November 1991; Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co; Chris Hobbs.

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena); 91-19; 1; 13 March 1991; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker.

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena); 91-36; 1; 9 November 1991; Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co; Chris Hobbs.

Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii); 91-35; 1; 13 November 1991; Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co; Chris Hobbs.

Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii); 91-41; 1; 17 November 1991; Cheney Reservoir, Reno Co; Pete Janzen.

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis); 90-01; 1; 3 November 1990; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Lloyd Moore; photographs.

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga); 91-21; 1; 28 April 1991; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker.

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea); 91-28; 1; 4 August 1991; Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford Co; Mick McHugh.

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax); 91-09; 1; 5 May 1991; Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford Co; Steve Crawford.

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicaria); 91-33; 1; 14 September 1991; Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford Co; Lloyd Moore.

Little Gull (Larus minutus); 91-38; 1; 17 November 1991; Paola Sewage Ponds, Miami Co; Mick McHugh and Greg Griffith; video.

California Gull (Larus californicus); 91-31; 1; 16 August 1991; Elkhart Sewage Ponds, Morton Co; Mick McHugh and Mark Corder; photographs.

California Gull (Larus californicus); 91-32; 4; 31 August 1991; Lake McKinney, Kearney Co; Lloyd Moore.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla); 91-08; 1; 4 May 1991; Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Barton Co; Craig Faanes.

White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis); 90-03; 1; 24 November 1990; Junction City, Geary Co; Lloyd Moore.

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna); 91-24; 1; 21 September - 23; November 1990; Oxford, Sumner Co; Donald Vannoy and Gerald Wiens; photographs. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to the KOS Checklist.

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus); 90-02; 1; 8 November 1990; Roeland Park, Johnson Co; Lloyd Moore; photographs.

Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina); 91-04; 1; 14 April 1991; Garden City, Finney Co; Sara and Tom Shane; photographs.

Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii); 91-20; 1; 13 April 1991; near Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla); 91-03; 1; 1-7 January 1989; Scott Lake Park, Scott Co; Tom and Sara Shane; photographs.

RECORDS REJECTED

Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii); 91-25; 1; 17 November 1990; Winfield City Lake, Cowley Co. Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate Common Loon.

Gray Hawk (Buteo nitidus);91-01; 1; 15-16 April 1990; Milford Lake, Geary Co. Identification unquestioned; bird of questionable origin.

Mew Gull (Larus canus); 91-40; 1; 7 December 1991; John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey Co. Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Western Screech-Owl (Otus kennicottii); 91-15; 2; 9 April 1991; Along the Cimmarron River, Morton Co. Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate Eastern Screech-Owl.

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens); 90-05; 1; 30 September 1990; Miami Co. Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria); 91-10; 1; 2 April-15 May 1991; Garden City, Finney Co; photographs. Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate American Goldfinch.

Committee Members

Galen L. Pittman KBRC Secretary , email address - glpitt@falcon.cc.ukans.edu


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