1995 REPORT OF THE KANSAS BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

This report summarizes records received and evaluated by the Committee for the calendar year 1995, as well as any decisions pending from previous years. A total of 38 submissions were received by the Committee in 1995 and 24 were circulated for evaluation.

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); 95-07; 1; 21 December 1994; Kirwin Reservoir, Phillips Co; Scott Seltman. 15th state record.

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens); 95-36; 1; 12 October 1995; Manhattan, Riley Co; Ted Cable. Fourth state record.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus); 95-28; 1; 6 August 1995; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Christopher Hobbs and Sebastian Patti. Second state record.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus); 95-30; 1; 19 August 1995; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Christopher Hobbs. Third state record.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus); 95-31 & 95-32; 2; 18 August 1995; near Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; Mark Robbins and Mick McHugh. Fourth state record.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus); 95-33; 1; 13 September 1995; Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; John Rakestraw. Fifth state record.

Brant (Branta bernicia); 95-03; 1; 26 November - 4 December 1994; near Junction City, Geary Co; Dan LaShelle.

Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope); 95-16; 1; 10 March 1995; Elkhart sewage ponds, Morton Co; Lawrence Smith. Seventh state record.

Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia); 95-18; 1; 29 March 1995; Pittsburg, Crawford Co; Mark Stafford. First state record, added to the KOS Checklist as hypothetical.

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica); 95-27; 1; 20 June 1995; near Concordia, Cloud Co; William Busby. Fifth state record.

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica); 95-38; 1; 15-18 November 1995; Elkhart, Morton Co; Ruth and Lawrence Smith; Photograph. Sixth state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus); 95-22 & 95-20; 1; 18-20 May 1995; Middle Springs, Morton Co; Lloyd Moore, Ruth Smith, and Scott Seltman. Photographs and video. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to the KOS Checklist.

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis); 95-24; 1; 29 May 1995; near Edwardsville, Wyandotte Co; Lloyd Moore. Ninth state record.

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis); 95-25; 1; 26 May 1995; Marias des Cygnes Wildlife Area, Linn Co; David Seibel. Tenth state record.

Pyrruloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus); 95-15; 1; 2 February 1995; Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Dale Roark. Photographs. Fourth state record.

Pyrruloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus); 95-17 & 95-23; 1; 1-22 April 1995; near Marias des Cygnes Wildlife Area, Linn Co; Mick McHugh, Greg Griffith, and Lloyd Moore. Fifth state record.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla); 95-09; 1; 3 January 1995; Melvern Lake, Osage Co; Joanne Brier. 12th state record.

RECORDS REJECTED

American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber); 95-37; 1; 7 November 1995; near Princeton, Franklin Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species, also bird of questionable origin.

Tufted Duck (Anas fuligula); 95-12; 1; 22 December 1994; Overbrook sewage ponds, Osage Co. Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus); 95-06; 1; 21 December 1994; Geary Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides); 95-08; 1; 11-13 December 1994; near Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate Thayer's Gull.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus); 95-04; 1; 8 January 1995; Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate Herring Gull.

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe); 95-35; 1; 7 November 1995; Ottawa Co.; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Sage Sparrow (Amphispiza belli); 95-02; 2; 2 January 1995; near Liberal, Seward Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

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

Submitted 15 August 1996

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