1993 REPORT OF THE KANSAS BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

This report summarizes records received and evaluated by the Committee for the calendar year 1993, as well as any decisions pending from the previous year. Birds are listed in phylogenetic order under each of two categories: Records Accepted and Records Rejected. A total of 27 submissions were received by the committee and 13 were circulated for evaluation. The KBRC record number follows the scientific name, with the number of individuals seen, date(s) of observation, locality, observer(s) documenting the record, any supporting physical evidence, and any significant change in status. Rejected records have the observer(s) names omitted and a brief explanation as to the reason for rejection.

RECORDS ACCEPTED

Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii); 93-28; 1; 20 November 1991; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Galen Pittman.

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus); 93-21; 1; 8 August 1993; Marias des Cygnus Wildlife Area, Linn Co; JoAnn Garrett.

Little Gull (Larus minutus); 93-24; 1; 14 October 1993; Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co; Lloyd Moore.

Inca Dove (Columbina inca); 93-09; 1; 24 April 1993; near Thayer, Neosho Co; Richard Rucker.

White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis); 93-19; 1; 8 April 1993; Arkansas City, Cowley Co; Gerald Wiens; photograph. Fifth state record.

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae); 93-22; 1; circa summer 1990; near Sharon Springs, Wallace Co; J.D. Dick and J.D. Rising; specimen. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to the KOS Checklist.

Virginia's Warbler (Vermivora virginiae); 93-11; 1; 9 May 1993; Overland Park, Johnson Co; Barbara Buehler.

Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens ); 93-25; 1; 8-9 September 1993; Garden City, Finney Co; Leonard Rich. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to the KOS Checklist.

Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus); 93-17; 1; 2 January 1993; Elkhart, Morton Co; Sebastian Patti and JoAnn Garrett; photographs. Second state record.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla); 93-02; 1; 22 Dec 1993; near Perry, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker.


RECORDS REJECTED

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica); 93-20; 2; 14 September 1993; near Colby, Thomas Co; video; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis); 92-18; 1; 5 September 1993; Cimmarron River, Morton Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis ); 93-06; 2; 6 May 1990; Cimmarron River, Morton Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.


The following is a list of the members and alternates of the Committee for the period covered by this report, including their terms of office:

KBRC for the period Oct 1992 - Oct 1993

KBRC for the period Oct 1993 - Oct 1994

Submitted 1 August 1994

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