1994 REPORT OF THE KANSAS BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

This report summarizes records received and evaluated by the Committee for the calendar year 1994, as well as any decisions pending from previous years. A total of 37 submissions were received by the Committee in 1994 and 30 were circulated for evaluation plus one from a previous year.

Record submissions are 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 a number are circulated. Birds are listed in phylogenetic order under each of two categories: Records Accepted and Records Rejected. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow the A.O.U. Checklist of North American Birds (1983) and all subsequent supplements.

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

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata); 94-02; 1; 15 November 1992; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Galen Pittman. 12th state record.

Red-Throated Loon (Gavia stellata); 94-26; 1; 30 October 1994; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Robert Fisher. 14th state record.

Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus); 94-27 & 94-28; 1; 31 October - 4 November 1994; near Baldwin City, Douglas Co; Bill Busby, Chris Hobbs, and Galen Pittman; Photographs. Sixth state record.

Common Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus); 94-24; 1; 16 October 1994; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Lloyd Moore and Galen Pittman; Photographs. Fourth state record.

Common Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus); 94-30; 1; 12-13 November 1994; Cheney Reservoir, Reno Co; Pete Janzen. Fifth state record.

Little Gull (Larus minutus); 94-29; 1; 12-13 November 1994; Cheney Reservoir, Reno Co; Pete Janzen. Tenth state record.

Little Gull (Larus minutus); 94-31; 1; 22 November 1994; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Lloyd Moore. 11th state record.

Little Gull (Larus minutus); 94-34; 1; 3 December 1994; John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey Co; Lloyd Moore. 12th state record.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla); 94-35; 1; 3 December 1994; John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey Co; Lloyd Moore. 11th state record.

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea); 94-20; 1; 3 September 1994; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Dan Gish and Glen Koontz. First state record, added to the KOS Checklist as hypothetical.

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri); 94-04; 1; 27 August - 3 September 1990; Liberal, Seward Co; Ruth Rahmlow; Photographs. Second state record.

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri); 94-16; 1; 18 July - 18 August 1994; Garden City, Finney Co; Marie Osterbuhr. Third state record.

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri); 94-19; 1; 12-20 July 1994; Garden City, Finney Co; Leonard and Betty Rich. Fourth state record.

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna); 94-32; 1; 21-23 November 1994; near Winfield, Cowley Co; Max Thompson. Second state record.

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna); 94-33; 1; 24 November 1994; near Winfield, Cowley Co; Max Thompson. Third state record.

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae); 94-01; 1; 5 November 1993; near Lawrence, Douglas Co; Jan Hall and Lloyd Moore, Photographs. Second state record.

Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris); 94-05; 1; 17 January 1991; Wichita, Sedgwick Co, video.

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis); 94-21; 1; 16 September 1994; Cimarron River, Morton Co; Mick McHugh. Fourth state record.

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis); 94-23; 1; 2 October 1994; Middle Springs, Morton Co; Galen Pittman. Fifth state record.

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus); 94-10; 1; 4 May 1994; Topeka, Shawnee Co; William Trelc.

Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus); 92-45; 2; 8 April 1992; near Lowell, Cherokee Co; Lawrence Herbert. Record previously rejected, reconsidered and accepted in 1994. Fifth state record.

Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus); 94-07; 1; 30 December 1993; near Scott State Lake, Scott Co; Richard Rucker and Tom Shane; Photograph. Second state record.

Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens); 94-17 & 94-18; 1; 3-4 September 1994; Middle Springs, Morton Co; John Rakestraw and Robert Fisher; Photographs. Second state record.

Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens); 94-25; 1; 25-30 September 1994; Garden City, Finney Co; Leonard Rich and Tom Shane, Photograph. Third state record.

Pyrruloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus); 94-03; 1; 9-16 January 1994; Arkansas River near Syracuse, Hamilton Co; Arthur Nonhof. Third state record.

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana); 94-12; 1; 24 June 1994; near Elmdale, Chase Co; Mick McHugh.

Canyon Towhee (Piplio fuscus); 1; 94-06; 8 January 1975; near Elkhart, Morton Co; Mick McHugh, Photo. First record verified with physical evidence, hypothetical status removed.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla); 94-08; 1; 30 December 1993; Camp Christy, Scott Co; Richard Rucker. 11th state record.

RECORDS REJECTED

Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum ); 94-11; 1; 27 May 1994; Elkhart, Morton Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate Northern Oriole.

The following is a list of the members and alternates of the KBRC for the period covered by this report.

Submitted 1 August 1995

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