1990-2015 REPORT OF THE

KANSAS BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

This report summarizes records received and evaluated by the Committee for the calendar years 1990-2015.  A total of 1,028 submissions were received by the Committee during the period, 745 were circulated for evaluation, and 595 were accepted. 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 Not Accepted. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow the Seventh Edition A.O.U. Checklist of North American Birds (1998) 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.  Additional information on each record can be found in each year's report on the KBRC homepage.

Species names in brackets [ ] are hypothetical in that they have not been verified with physical evidence, i.e. photo, video/audio recording, specimen, recovered band, etc.

RECORDS ACCEPTED

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)

96-28; 1; 10 August 1996; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Mark Robbins. Fourth state record.

98-42; 1 adult; 3 March-20 May1998; Red Fox Lane subdivision, Salina, Saline Co; David Weible, Victor Sullivan, Diane Weible, and mob; 3 photos. Fifth state record.

98-34; 1 adult; 28 March 1998; Crystal Lake, 5163 Harborside Ct, Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Bonnie Bricker and Connie Schroeder; 2 photos. Sixth state record.

2003-46; 1 adult, 12 July 2003, Cheyenne Bottoms (Barton County), reported by Mark Corder, other observers included D. W. Hall and Judy Hall.  Documented with 2 photos.  Seventh state record.

2003-40; 1 adult, 6 September 2003, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) (Stafford County), reported by Kevin Groeneweg, additional report submitted by Alexis Powell (2003-40A) other observers included Dan Kilby, Duane Delong, and Sandra Tholen.  Documented with 3 photos.  Eighth state record.

2004-25; 2 adults, 15 May 2004, Wichita residence of Don and Fran Vannoy, on the banks of the Little Arkansas River (Sedgwick County), first observed by the Vannoys the report was prepared by Pete Janzen, with many other observers seeing the bird.  Documented with 1 photo.  Ninth state record.

2005-08; 2 adults, 17 July 2005, in a cattle feed lot near Sterling (Reno County), reported by Matthew Sexson, also observed by Robin Woods and Kyle Tutak; documented with one photo.  Tenth state record.

2006–13; two adults, 29 June 2006, at a subdivision pond in Olathe (Johnson County), reported by Brad Williamson.  Eleventh state record.

2006–15; two adults, 26 July 2006, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) (Stafford County), reported by Rob Graham, documented with photograph.  Twelfth state record.

2007-24; one adult, 13 July 2007 to 14 July 2007, Island Park ,Winfield, Cowley County, photographed by Linda Woolf.  Thirteenth state record.

Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)

2007-21; one adult, 26 June 2007, Quivira NWR, Stafford County, reported by Matt Gearheart, also seen by Aaron Mitchell and Terry Swope.  Documented with four photographs.  This is the first confirmed record of this species in the state in over 20 years.

Brant (Branta bernicla)

95-03; 1; 26 November-4 December 1994; near Junction City, Geary Co; Dan LaShelle.

2011-02; one adult of unknown gender, 2 January, 2011,  found on the Schwab’s pond, ca. 5 miles northeast of Newton, Harvey County, reported by Carolyn Schwab, documented with three photographs.

2011-03; one adult of unknown gender, 7 January, 2011, found on a farm pond just south of exit 22 on I-135, Sedgwick County, reported by Larry Londagin. The distance between this record and the above (KBRC 2011-02) was ca. 12 mi.

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)

2004-41; 1 unknown age, 1 January 2003, unknown location in Miami County reported by David Seibel.  This bird had been shot by a hunter and then brought to Dr. Seibel who took pictures of the bird.  This species was formerly a subspecies of Canada Goose and was raised to a full species in 2004 by the American Ornithological Union.  This species has been added to the KOS Checklist.  While Kansas specimens for this species are present in the KU Collection, this is the first non specimen state record.

2004-42; 8–10 total/6+ adults, 1+ sub-adult, 8 November 2004, Shawnee Mission Park (Johnson County) reported by David Seibel.  Record was documented with photographs.  Second non specimen state record.

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

2000-12; 4; 15 February 2000; pond at T16, R19, Sec 6 NE of Ottawa, Franklin Co; submitted by Marvin Schwilling, other observers included Kathy Peimann.

[Eurasian Wigeon] (Anas penelope)

95-16; 1; 10 March 1995; Elkhart sewage ponds, Morton Co; Lawrence Smith. Seventh state record.

2010-05; one adult male in alternate plumage, 7 March 2010, LaFarge Sandpit,  Wichita (Sedgwick County), reported by Larry Londagin. Eighth state record. 

Garganey (Anas querquedula)

96-14; 1; 7 April 1996; Lassiter Marsh, Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Dan LaShelle. Fifth state record.

2008-08; one adult female, 29 January 2008, sandpit at Sandsage Bison Range and Wildlife Area, Finney County, reported by Dan LaShelle.  Sixth state record.

[Tufted Duck] (Aythya fuligula)

96-35; 1; 27 October 1996; Lake Afton, Sedgwick Co; John Northrup. First state record, added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

2001-14; 1 sub-adult male; 7 March 2001; Wyandotte County Lake, Wyandotte Co; submitted by Chris Hobbs, other observers included Roger McNeil; photos. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to KOS Checklist.

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)

99-43; 2 adult females; 11 November 1999; Milford Lake, Geary Co; submitted by Chuck Otte.

Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra)

99-02; 1 female, 26 November 1998; Alma Sewage Ponds, Wabaunsee Co; submitted by Dan LaShelle and Dan Gish.

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)

96-22; 1; 21 January 1996; Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen. Tenth state record.

97-02; 1 adult male; 18 January 1997; Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Pottawatomie Co; David and Amy Rintoul and John and Diane Row. 11th state record.

2000-01; 3 immature males, 12 January 2000; IBP settlement ponds, Emporia, Lyons Co; submitted by Marvin Schwilling. 12th state record.

2000-06; 1 subadult male; 9 February 2000; sandpit at 29th St. North and West St. in Wichita, Sedgwick Co; submitted by Pete Janzen, other observers included Chet Gresham, Wallace Johnson, Rena Johnson. 13th state record.

2000-72; 1 adult male; 30 November 2000; Shawnee Mission Park, Johnson Co; submitted by Mark Land; sketch. 14th state record.

2000-75; 1 adult male; 19-20 November 2000; Pond at 39th St. S and Norman, Wichita, Sedgwick Co; submitted by Bill and Nancy Beard, other observers included Chet Gresham, and Leon Hicks; video. 15th state record.

2001-15; 1 adult male; 7 March 2001; Shawnee Mission Lake, Johnson Co; submitted by Matt Gearheart, other observers included Art Swalwell; photos. 16th state record.

2005-33; one adult male, 8 December 2005 to 9 December 2005, on the Arkansas River below the Lincoln Street Dam in Wichita (Sedgwick County), reported by Bob Gress.  Other observers included Kevin Groeneweg and Pete Janzen; documented with several photographs.  17th state record.

2007-05; one adult male, 11 November 2006 to 26 November 2006, at a county park lake near the Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, reported by Paul Griffin, seen by many observers.  Documented with five photographs from three observers. 18th state record.

2008-01; one adult female, 5 January 2008, Arkansas City waste water lagoons, Cowley County, reported by Max Thompson. 19th state record.

2009-07; one male of unknown age, 10 Jan, 2009, Clinton Reservoir (Douglas County), reported by Jon King. 20th state record.

2009-33; one adult female, 3 December, 2009, LaFarge Sandpit, Wichita (Sedgwick County), reported by Larry Londagin. 21st state record.

2009-37; one adult male, 11 December 2009, Twin Lakes, Wichita (Sedgwick County), reported by Paul E Griffin; documented by photographs. 22nd state record.

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)

91-19; 1; 13 March 1991; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker. Ninth state record.

91-36; 1; 9 November 1991; Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co; Chris Hobbs. Tenth state record.

92-21; 1; 12 November 1991; Wilson Reservoir, Russell Co; Mike Rader. 11th state record.

92-63; 1; 1 December 1992; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker. 12th state record.

97-16; 1; 27 March 1997; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Pete Janzen. 13th state record.

98-46; 1; 19 May 1998; Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Barton Co; Max Thompson, Mike Rader, and Gene Young; photo. 14th state record.

2003-04: 1 sub-adult, 31 December 2002, Marion Reservoir ( Marion County), reported by Alexis Powell, other observers included Jim Nickel and Chet Gresham.  This bird did not survive and was later found frozen in the ice.  The specimen was recovered and is now at Emporia State University.  15th state record.

2005-31; one unknown age, 20 November 2005 to 24 November 2005 at Harvey County East Lake (Harvey County), reported by Gregg Friesen.  Documented with photograph and sketch.  16th state record.

2007-32; one unknown age, 20 September 2007, at Lakin Draw, near Ulysses, Grant County, reported by Kellye Hart and Sam Guy.  17th state record.

Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)

92-20; 1; 8 November 1991; Wilson Reservoir, Russell Co; Mike Rader. Sixth state record.

91-35; 1; 13 November 1991; Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co; Chris Hobbs. Seventh state record.

91-41; 1; 17 November 1991; Cheney Reservoir, Reno Co; Pete Janzen. Eighth state record.

93-28; 1; 20 November 1991; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Galen Pittman. Ninth state record.

97-23 & 97-30; 1or2; 26 April-24 May 1997; Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; Pete Janzen, Lloyd Moore, and mob.; photos. Tenth state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

2000-19; 1; 19 April 2000; Elkhart Sewage Lagoons, Morton Co; submitted by M.K. Edge Wade other observers included Bonny Heidy and Jean Leonatti; photos. 11th state record.

2000-36; 1; 31 May 2000; Elkhart Sewage Ponds, Morton Co; John Rakestraw. 12th state record.

2000-44; 1; 8-9 May 2000; Elkhart Sewage Ponds, Morton Co; Chet Gresham; photos; 13th state record.

Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)

2005-32, 3; 3 December 2005, at a pile of grain in the town of Seldon (Sheridan County), reported by Michael J. Cross, also observed by Michael Ingraldi.  This is the first sighting of this species in Kansas since 1969.  Third state record.

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

97-33; 4 adults, probably breeding; 15 May-21 June 1997; Goodland, Sherman Co; Galen Pittman, John Palmquist, Ken Sanderson, and mob. First state record. Added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status

98-32; 2; 20 February 1998; backyard feeder in Topeka, Shawnee Co; Dan Kilby; 9 photos. Second state record, first to be verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

99-16; up to 5 adults; various dates from 1997 to 1999; residential area in Girard, Crawford Co; submitted by Martha Price, Robert Mangile, Mary Ann Lepoglow, and Ronnie O'Toole; Video with accompanying audio. Third state record.

99-34; 1 adult; 29 March-2 April 1999; Ivy Drive, North Newton, Harvey Co; submitted by Gregg Friesen, Dwight Platt, and Bob Regier. The bird was observed calling, and sitting on a nest. Fourth state record.

2000-04; 18 adults; 29 January 2000; alley in Hugoton, Stevens Co; submitted by Galen Pittman, other observers included Mick McHugh. Fifth state record.

2000-52; 2 adults, pair; 10 July-24 August 2000; residence in Chanute, Neosho Co; submitted by Mike Martin, other observers included Kevin Martin, and Karen Martin; 3 photos. Sixth state record.

2000-58; 3 adults; 15-28 August 2000; grain elevator near Linn, Washington Co; submitted by Dan Thalmann. Seventh state record.

2001-07; 4 adults; 20-21 January 2001; urban backyard in Manhattan, Riley Co; submitted by Jim Koelliker, other observers included Susan Koelliker; video. Eighth state record.

2001-18; 1 adult male; 28 April 2001; intersection of DG Co Rd 1200-E and 1800-N, Douglas Co; submitted by David Seibel and Galen Pittman, other observers included Mick McHugh. Ninth state record.

2001-23; 1 adult; 11 June 2001; downtown Bucklin, Ford Co; submitted by Galen Pittman. Tenth state record.

Inca Dove (Columbina inca)

93-09; 1; 24 April 1993; near Thayer, Neosho Co; Richard Rucker.

2000-63; 6-7 adult; 22 September 2000; fairgrounds in Hugoton, Stevens Co; submitted by Robert Fisher.

2001-13; 1 adult; 14 January-2 February 2001; backyard in Girard, Crawford Co; submitted by Martha Price.

2001-44; 1 adult female; 14 September 2001; Hugoton, Stevens Co; submitted by Robert Fisher.

2002-8; 1 unknown age, from late November 2002 through 15 April 2002, backyard, Garden Plain (Sedgwick County), reported by Dean & Aimee Wallace, other observer - David Hall.

2002-12; 1 adult basic plumage, 31 March 2002, residential backyard, McPherson (McPherson County), reported by Rich Duerksen, other observer - Deanna Duerksen.

2003-45; 2 adults, 3 juveniles, 28 June 2003, Garden City (Finney County), reported by Mark Corder, other observer; Alan Godwin.  Photos submitted with report.

2008-20; two unknown age, 29 June 2008, on the Kansas State University Campus, Manhattan, Riley County, reported by Mary Clark, also seen by Randy, Matt and Jennifer Clark.

Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina)

2002-1; 1 adult basic plumage, 2 January 2002 through March 2002, urban backyard, Olathe (Johnson County), reported by Mark Corder, other observers included Elaine Corder, Mick McHugh, Chris Hobbs, Sebastian Patti, Galen Pittman, & many other observers. Documentation received with this report included digital video.

2002-28;  1 first basic plumage, 08 October 2002, yard of 9228 Shade Avenue (Sedgwick County), reported by Dan Kilby, other observers included Ruth Goodrick, Rick Goodrick, Don Vannoy, Fran Vannoy, & Sandra Tholen.

2011-01; one adult of unknown gender, 2 January 2011, one mile east of Medicine Lodge, Barber County, found roosting on a brush pile during the Red Hills CBC, reported by Kevin Groeneweg.

2015-31; 1 immature, 24 to 25 October 2015, urban residence, Topeka, Shawnee County, reported by Ralph Hoover, documented with photographs.

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)

95-27; 1; 20 June 1995; near Concordia, Cloud Co; William Busby. Fifth state record.

95-38; 1; 15-18 November 1995; Elkhart, Morton Co; Ruth and Lawrence Smith; photo. Sixth state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

97-20; 1 adult; 19-24 April 1997; Burns, Marion Co; Lloyd Moore, Galen Pittman, Dorthea Strotkamp, and mob.; photos. Seventh state record.

97-44; 1 adult; 30 August 1997; Hutchinson, Reno Co; Lloyd and Linda Willbanks; photos. Eighth state record.

98-50; 1 adult; 24-26 April 1998; 1729 E. 11th St., Winfield, Cowley Co; Max Thompson and Gene Young. Ninth state record.

98-35; 1; 7 May 1998; 104 Point Rock, Elkhart, Morton Co; Gene Cooper, Lawrence Smith, and Ruth Smith; 1 photo. Tenth state record.

98-47; 1 adult; 7-9 June 1998; farmstead south of Bloom, Clark Co; Galen Pittman and Eunice Pittman. 11th state record.

98-45; 1 adult; 18 June 1998; 3637 N. Seneca, Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen, Gene Tipton, Phyllis Tipton, Don Vannoy, and Sandra Tholen; 2 photos. 12th state record.

98-51; 1; 11 August 1998; crop field near Clinton, Douglas Co; Lloyd Moore. 13th state record.

99-13; 1 probable adult male; 3 April 1999; backyard of residence in Emporia, Lyons Co; submitted by Marvin Schwilling, Phil Taunton, and Myrna Taunton. 14th state record.

99-17; 1 adult; 4 May 1999; Cimarron National Grassland, Morton Co; submitted by Dan Mulhern and Jerry Horak. 15th state record.

2001-20; 1 adult; 27 May 2001; backyard in Ulysses, Grant Co; submitted by John Rakestraw. 16th state record. .

2001-21; 2, pair with one egg in nest; 18-20 May 2001; suburban yard in Atchison, Atchison Co; submitted by Roger McNeill, other observers included Matt Gearheart; photos. 17th state record.  First confirmed breeding record for the state.

2002-14; 1 adult basic plumage, 06 May 2002, residential backyard, Pittsburg (Crawford County), reported by Robert Mangile, other observer - Elizabeth Mangile. 18th state record.

2002-20; 1 unknown age, 09 May 2002, rural yard (Pratt County), reported by Linda Loomis. Documentation received with this report included 4 photos.  19th state record.

2003-20; 1 adult, 25 April 2003, Elkhart (Morton County), reported by Sebastian Patti, additional observers – Chet Gresham and Chris Hobbs.  Photograph submitted with report.  20th state record.

2003-33; 1 adult, 20 June 2003, Lawrence (Douglas County), reported by Kylee Sharp, additional observes included Scott Sharp and Kevin Crisp.  Photos submitted with report. 21st state record.

Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

98-64; 1; 30 August1998-8 January 1999; farmstead near Lawrence, Douglas Co; Galen Pittman and mob; many photos.

[Lesser Nighthawk] (Chordeiles acutipennis)

2000-14; 1 adult male; 30 April 1999; residential area of Elkhart, Morton Co; submitted by Chris Hobbs, other observers included Mick McHugh, Sebastian Patti, and Galen Pittman; sketch. First state record. Added to KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

2003-12; 1 unknown age, 1 September 2002, Elkhart Sewage Ponds (Morton County), reported by Christopher Wood, other observers included Brandon Percival and Stan Oswald.  Second state record.

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

2004-51; 1 probable male, 4 December 2004,  observed over Roe Blvd and I-35, Roeland Park, KS (Johnson County) on by Alan Godwin.  An unusually late season record for this species

White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)

90-03; 1; 24 November 1990; Junction City, Geary Co; Lloyd Moore. Third state record.

92-28; 5; 17 April 1992; KU campus, Lawrence, Douglas Co; Christopher Burris and Susan Frantz; photos. Fourth state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

93-19; 1; 8 April 1993; Arkansas City, Cowley Co; Gerald Wiens; photo. Fifth state record.

2005-24; one unknown age, 1 October 2005 to3 October 2005, at Tuttle Creek Reservoir Dam (seen in both Riley and Pottawatomie counties), reported by Mark Mayfield.  Other observers included Ted Cable, Doris Burnett, and Carolyn Ferguson.  Sixth state record.

Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus)           

2011-09a: 1 of unknown gender, 8-12 June, 2011, at a backyard feeder between Manhattan and Keats, Riley County,  see record 2011-9b for documentation. This is the first state record of this species in Kansas and will be added to the KOS Checklist. 2011-09b, one adult female, 12 June, 2011, at a backyard feeder between Manhattan and Keats, Riley County, reported by Dave Rintoul, documented with a photograph. This is the same bird as record 2011-09a.

Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens)

2004-24; 1 adult female, 11 July 2004 through 14 July 2004, rural residence in northeast Chautauqua reported by Mark Corder.  Additional reports submitted by Jon Strong (2004-24A) and Sebastian Patti (2004-24B).  Other observers cited in these reports: Elaine Corder, Gloria Wolfe-Jones and the Dailey family.  Numerous photos were submitted with these reports.  Second state record.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

97-37; 1 adult male; 31 August 1997; Liberal, Seward Co; Mick McHugh and mob.

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)

94-04; 1; 27 August-3 September 1990; Liberal, Seward Co; Ruth Rahmlow; photos. Second state record.

94-16; 1; 18 July-18 August 1994; Garden City, Finney Co; Marie Osterbuhr. Third state record.

94-19; 1; 12-20 July 1994; Garden City, Finney Co; Leonard and Betty Rich. Fourth state record.

96-08; 1; 5 November 1995; Overland Park, Johnson Co; Jan Hall; banded. Fifth state record.

99-44; 1 adult male, 6-8 October 1999; Nelson Environmental Study Area, Jefferson Co; Galen Pittman and Jon Eggen. Sixth state record.

2000-51; 1 adult male; 20 May 2000; USFS Work Station, Cimarron National Grassland, Morton Co; submitted by Sebastian Patti, other observers included Alexis Powell, Mike Rader, and Scott Seltman. Seventh state record.

2000-57; 1 adult female; 21-22 August 2000; residence in Satanta, Haskell Co; submitted by Mike Rader, other observers included Norma Conover and Jack Conover. Eighth state record.

2003-23; 1 adult male, 24 April 2003, Rolla (Morton County) reported by Sebastian Patti, other observer – Chris Hobbs.  Ninth state record.

2010-08; one adult  male in alternate plumage, 10 May 2010, Great Bend backyard (Barton County), reported by Karole Erikson and Jay Miller; documented by one photograph. Tenth state record.

2015-18; 1 adult female, 6 August 2014, Oak Park, Wichita, Sedgwick County, reported by Paul Griffin, documented with photographs. Eleventh state record.

2015-23; 1 adult female, 12 August 2015, Rural residence, Partridge, Reno County, reported by Andrew Miller also seen by Myron Miller and Bryant Miller, documented with photographs. Twelfth state record.

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

91-24; 1; 21 September-23 November 1990; Oxford, Sumner Co; Donald Vannoy and Gerald Wiens; photos. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to the KOS Checklist.

94-32; 1; 21-23 November 1994; near Winfield, Cowley Co; Max Thompson. Second state record.

94-33; 1; 24 November 1994; near Winfield, Cowley Co; Max Thompson. Third state record.

97-05; 1 immature male; August 1996; feeders in Elkhart, Morton Co; Lawrence and Ruth Smith; video. Fourth record.

2000-11; 1 adult female; 15 January 2000; feeder in residential area of eastern Salina, Saline Co; submitted by Dave Rintoul, other observers included Doris Burnett, and Doug Rudick; multiple photos. Fifth state record.

2006-02; one adult female, 29 October 2005 at a feeder at a Hays residence (Ellis County), reported by Greg Farley.  Other observers included Marilyn Sim, Terry Mannell, and Earl Carlson.  Documented with five photographs.  Sixth state record.

2007-02; one adult male, 18 August 2006, Oak Park, Wichita, Sedgwick County, reported by Paul Griffin.  Documented with numerous photographs.  Seventh state record.

2010-15; one adult  female, 3 September 2010, Garden City yard of Tom and Sara Shane  (Finney  County), reported by Dave Williams, originally reported on 31 August by Tom Shane,  observed by many observers on 6 September 2010; documented by photographs. Eighth 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.

94-01; 1; 5 November 1993; near Lawrence, Douglas Co; Jan Hall and Lloyd Moore; photos; banded. Second state record.

2005-35; one sub-adult male, 27 September 2005 to 7 November 2005, at a Manhattan residence near Tuttle Creek Lake (Riley County), reported by Ted Cable.  Seen by many observers and documented with numerous photographs.  Third state record.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)

92-58; 1; 4-5 September 1992; Elkhart, Morton Co; Mick McHugh and Mark Corder; photo. Sixth state record.

96-20; 1; 29 August 1995; Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen and Nick Clausen; photos. Seventh state record.

2000-55; 1 adult female; 21-22 August 2000; residence in Satanta, Haskell Co; submitted by Mike Rader, other observers included Norma Conover and Jack Conover. Eighth state record.

2001-35; 1 adult female; 29 August 2001; feeder at Nick and Kathy Clausen's residence in Valley Center, Sedgwick Co; submitted by Bill Beard, other observers included Nancy Beard; video. Ninth state record.

2003-26; 1 unknown sex/unknown age, 5 August 2003, Garden City, (Finney County) reported by Tom and Sara Shane.  Two photographs accompanied this report.  Tenth state record.

2003-27; 1 unknown sex/unknown age, 17 September 1991, Garden City, (Finney County) reported by Tom and Sara Shane.  Two photographs accompanied this report.  11th state record.

2003-38; 1 unknown sex/unknown age, 2 September 2001, Garden City, (Finney County) reported by David Seibel and Galen Pittman.   12th state record.

2004-31; 1 female, 18 August 2004 through 21 August 2004, rural residence near Iuka (Pratt County) reported by Linda Loomis, additional observer Ken Brunson.  Report included several photographs.  13th state record.

2005-09; one adult female, 31 July 2005, feeding on flowers in residential yard near Oberlin (Decatur County), reported by Brian Simonsson, also seen by Pam, Breck and Nathan Simonsson; documented with two photos.  14th state record.

2008-19; one adult male, 8 June 2008 to 9 June 2008, in Hutchinson, Reno County, reported by Cheryl Wiggins also seen by Stan Wiggins.  First June record of this species outside of extreme southwest Kansas.  15th state record.

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)

90-02; 1; 8 November 1990; Roeland Park, Johnson Co; Lloyd Moore; photos.

96-07; 1; 12 September 1995; Lawrence, Douglas Co; Jan Hall; banded.

96-09; 1; 15 November 1995; Mission, Johnson Co; Jan Hall; banded.

97-36; 1 adult male ; 28-29 July 1997; at feeders at Corp Headquarters at Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker.

97-52; 1 adult female; 20 November-6 December 1997; Overland Park, Johnson Co; JoAnn Garret, Nancy and Jane Leo, George Taylor, and Jan Hall; banded.

2002-33, 1 hatch year male, 28 November 2002, suburban backyard (Johnson County), reported by Troy Gordon, other observers included Janine Gordon & Nancy Leo. The bird was trapped, measured, banded and released. Documentation received with this report included 4 photos.

2006-01;, one immature female, 12 August 2005 to 17 August 2005 at a Larned residence (Pawnee County), reported by Don and Kathy Kazmaier.  Documented with one photograph.

2006-20; one adult male, 9 September 2006 to 16 September 2006 at a rural residence near Alta Vista (Morris County), reported by Peggy Jenkins, also observed by Donald Jenkins.  Documented with two photographs.

Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)

92-56; 1; 25 August 1992; Bonner Springs, Wyandotte Co; Chris Hobbs, Jan Hall, and Lloyd Moore; photos; banded. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to the KOS Checklist.

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope)

96-27; 1; 20-26 July 1996; Elkhart, Morton Co; Lawrence and Ruth Smith; photos. Second state record.

2000-50; 1 immature male; 9-12 August 2000; Jean Seltman residence near Larned, Pawnee Co; submitted by Mark Corder, other observers included Scott Seltman, Diane Seltman, Jean Seltman, and Elaine Corder; video. Third state record.

2000-53; 1 adult female; 21-22 August; residence in Satanta, Haskell Co; submitted by Mike Rader, other observers included Norma Conover, Jack Conover. Fourth state record.

2000-54; 1 adult female; 22 August 2000; 800 block of Jefferson St. in Hugoton, Stevens Co; submitted by Mike Rader. Fifth state record.

2000-61; 1 adult male; 28 August 2000; residence in Garden City, Finney Co; submitted by Leonard Rich. Sixth state record.

2001-39; 1 in immature or female plumage; 30 August 2001; at feeders in Valley Center, Sedgwick Co; submitted by Bill Beard, other observers included Nancy Beard; video. Seventh state record.

2003-13; 1 adult male, 4 April 2003, Garden City (Finney County) reported by Marie Osterbuhr, other observers included Tom and Sara Shane and Ron and Karl Osterbuhr.  Photos were submitted with this report. Eighth state record.

2003-50; 1 adult male, 27 July 2003, Garden City (Finney County) reported by Marie Osterbuhr, other observers included Karl and Ron Osterbuhr.  Photos were submitted with this report. Ninth state record.

2004-32; 1 immature male, 16 August 2004 through 20 August 2004, residential yard in Larned (Pawnee County) reported by Don Kazmaier.  Other observers: Kathy Kazmaier and Scott Seltman.  Report included several photographs.  Tenth state record.

2005-38; one immature male, 20 August 2005 to 28 August 2005, at a residence in Larned (Pawnee County), reported by Donald Kazmaier.  Documented with one photograph.  11th state record.

2006-16; one adult male, 27 July 2006 at a Pratt residence (Pratt County), reported by Lee and Jane Queal.  Documented with one photograph.  12th state record.

2006-18; one unknown age, 30 August 2006 at a Hays residence (Ellis County), Terry Mannell, also observed by Marilyn Sim, Sam Mannell, and Wayne Smith.  Documented with three photographs.  13th state record.

2009-35; one adult male, 8 August to 15 September 2009, Louisburg (Miami County), at the feeder of Jerry and Janet Guyer; documented with a photograph. 14th state record. 

Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris)

2004-38; 1 male/hatch year, 10 October 2004, observed at feeders in Garden City (Finney County) by Tom Shane and Phil Rich.  Bird was observed by many individuals and documented with numerous photos.  This is the first record of this species in Kansas and will be added to the KOS Checklist.

2006-07; 26 April 2006 to 27 April 2006 at a hummingbird feeder at the Chris Hobbs residence in Johnson County. Documented with one photograph. Second state record.

2011-14; adult male, 8 to 12 June, 2011, located at a feeder on a farmstead southwest of Montezuma in Gray County, submitted by Sara Shane, documented with a photograph taken by the owner of the farmstead. Third state record

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

2012-14; 18 May 2012, one of unknown age or sex, Gardner Wetlands just west of Gardner, Johnson County, reported by Jay Newton.

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)

2003-49; 1 adult in alternate plumage, 21 May 2003, 5 miles east of Caney (Montgomery County) reported by Max Thompson.  A photograph was forwarded to Thompson by Edwin Miller; the photo of this bird, found dead following a thunderstorm, was taken by Ivan Pfalser.

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)

2002-42; flock of 200, 21 December 2002, Manhattan airport area (Riley County), reported by Peter Oviatt.  Reports in eastern Kansas, especially northeast, are very unusual during winter.

Common Crane (Grus grus)

2008-13; one adult, 23 March 2008, at the Big Salt Marsh, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Stafford County, reported by Michael Andersen also seen by Peter Hosner and Hannah Owens.  Documented with three photographs.  This is the first record of this species in Kansas and will be added to the KOS Checklist.

Whooping Crane (Grus americana)

98-58; 2 adults and 1 immature, 12 November 1998; Rocky Ford area, Blue River NE of Manhattan, Riley Co; Dave Rintoul and Barbara Hilpman.  This apparent family group provided the first Riley County record in the twentieth century.

[Wilson's Plover] (Charadrius wilsonia)

95-18; 1; 29 March 1995; Pittsburg, Crawford Co; Mark Stafford. First state record, added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

2006-09; one adult male, 1 May 2006 at Smoky Hills Audubon Pond (Saline County), reported by Robert Highgate, also observed by Roger Plankenhorn.  Second state record.

2007-26; one adult, 31 July 2007,  Quivira NWR, Stafford County, reported by Mark Rogers, also seen by Mart Pat Haddican. Third state record.

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus)

2000-49; 1; 29 April 2000; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; submitted by Mark Corder; video.

2002-29; 1 adult, 02 September 2002, pool 4A at Cheyenne Bottoms (Barton County), reported by Jackie Nooker. Documentation received with this report included13 photos.

2009-23; two immature, 16 August 2009, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (Barton County), reported by Daniel and Barbara Williams, also observed by Galen Pittman; documented with photographs.

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

2001-52; 1; 13 May 2001; watershed 2D, Konza Prairie, Riley Co; submitted by Jim Rivers, other observers included Dave Rintoul, Mark Chappell, and Jana Shaker; photos.

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

91-09; 1; 5 May 1991; Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford Co; Steve Crawford. Fifth state record.

2004-11; 1 male, 15 April 2004 though 21 April 2004, Pool 1A, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (Barton County) reported by Bob Gress.  An additional report (2004-11A) was submitted by Dave Williams. Additional observers cited in these report: Helen Hands, Pete Janzen, Scott Seltman, Lee Queal and Jane Queal.  Numerous photos from 3 observers.  Sixth state record.

2005-27; one adult female, 5 May 2005, vernal spring playa in southeastern Reno County, reported by Kerrie Kirkpatrick.  Seventh state record.

2005-30; one adult female, 5 November 2005 to 13 November 2005, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (Stafford County), reported by Sebastian Patti and Chris Hobbs.  Additional observers included Brandon Percival and Norman Smith.  Documented with two photographs.  Eighth state record.

2009-15; one immature, 11 July 2009, Nemaha Lake (Nemaha County), reported by Greg Friesen and Pete Janzen; documented with a drawing and field notes by G. Friesen. Ninth state record.

2013-22; juvenile/immature, 6 November 2013, Big Salt Marsh, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford County, reported by Jonathan Lautenbach. Tenth state record.

2014-24; non-breeding male,  27 July 2014, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford County, reported by Barry Jones, documented with photographs. Eleventh state record.

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

91-28; 1; 4 August 1991; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Mick McHugh. Fifth state record.

98-55; 1; 21 August 1998; Lake McCoid near Liberal Seward Co; Ted Cable and Mike Rader. Sixth state record.

2002-24; 1 adult male, 12 July 2002, Quivira NWR (Stafford County), reported by Mark Robbins, other observers included Dan Kluza & Max Thompson. Documentation received with this report included 1 photo. Seventh state record.

Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)

2012-19; 1-2 July 2012, one adult, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Little Salt Marsh, Stafford County, reported by Barry Jones, documented with photographs. First state record, thus it will be added to the Kansas Checklist.

Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

2003-01; 1 adult 3 January 2003, John Redmond Reservoir (Coffey County) reported by Mark Corder, additional observers included Londonne Corder and Bryan Less.  2 photographs submitted with this report.  A rare winter record of this uncommon transient species.

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

2015-34; 1 adult, 23 December 2015, Wilson Lake, Russell County, reported by Brent Galliart and Dave Klema, documented by photographs. First state record for Kansas and will be added to the KOS Checklist.

White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)

2001-47; 6 adults in alternate plumage; 25 August 2001; Big Salt Marsh, Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; submitted by Dave Rintoul.

2002-25; 1 adult alternate plumage, 12 July 2002, Quivira NWR (Stafford County), reported by Mark Robbins, other observers included Dan Kluza & Max Thompson. Documentation received with this report included 2 photos.

2011-22; juvenile of unknown gender, 21 October, 2011, found at Christmas Cove, Cheney Lake, (37.768234, -97.792544), Reno County, reported by Sean Fitzgerald. Although this species is a common migrant in spring, it is a very rare during fall through the interior of the United States.

2014-23; fourteen of unknown age and gender, 15 July 2014, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, NE 170th Street, north of Big Salt Marsh, Stafford County, reported by Barry Jones, also observed by Mary Pat Haddican and Mark Rogers.

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

91-33; 1; 14 September 1991; Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford Co; Lloyd Moore.

2001-29; 1 adult; 30 April 2001; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; submitted by Marshall Iliff, other observers included Joe Fontaine; photos.

2005-19; one immature, 1 September 2005 to 2 September 2005, Elkhart sewage ponds (Morton County), reported by David Seibel.  Numerous other observers.  Documented with six photographs.

Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus)

92-11; 2; 26 December 1991; Milford Lake, Geary Co; Chuck and Jaye Otte, mob. Fifth state record.

2015-24; 1 adult, 19 to 20 August 2015, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Barton County, reported by Jacob Cooper also reported by Andrew Miller, also seen by many observers, documented with photographs. Sixth state record.

Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)

96-36; 1; 17 November 1996; Eldorado Lake, Butler Co; Tyler Hicks. 13th state record.

Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus)

2001-09; 1in 1st basic plumage; 9-10 September 2000; 3 miles southwest of Washington, Washington Co; submitted by Galen Pittman, other observers included Mike Stewart, Dan Thalmann, Mark Corder, Elaine Corder, Matt Gearheart, and Chet Gresham; video. Sixth state record.

Long-billed Murrelet (Brachyramphus perdix)

97-51; 1 individual in basic plumage; 21-22 November 1997; Wilson Lake, Russell Co; Mike Rader, Scott Seltman, and mob. First state record. Added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

2015-28; 1 of unknown age, 6 October 2015, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Barton County, reported by Robert Penner, documented with a photograph. Second state record. First with documentation and will be removed from the hypothetical list.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

91-08; 1; 4 May 1991; Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Barton Co; Craig Faanes. Eighth state record.

92-22; 1; 3 April 1992; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Chris Hobbs. Ninth state record.

94-35; 1; 3 December 1994; John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey Co; Lloyd Moore. Tenth state record.

97-03; 3 in 1st winter plumage; 1-9 December 1996; Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Pottawatomie Co; David Rintoul, Lloyd Moore, Lowell Johnson, and mob.; photos. 11th state record.

97-13; 1 in 1st winter plumage; 25 December 1996-2 January 1997; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Lloyd Moore, Alexis Powell, and mob. 12th state record.

97-45; 1 in 1st winter plumage; 9 November 1997; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Tyler and Leon Hicks. 13th state record.

98-57; 1 in 1st winter plumage; 12 November 1998; outflow tubes at Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Riley Co; Guy Smith. 14th state record.

2006-27; one unknown age, 11 November 2006 to 19 November 2006 at the John Redmond Reservoir spillway (Coffey County), reported by Mark Land, Mark Corder, and many other observers over several days, documented with numerous photographs.  15th state record.

2008-31; one immature, 27 December 2008 to 30 December 2008, at the outlet area of Milford Lake, Geary County, reported by Chuck Otte also seen by Jaye Otte and many other observers.  Documented with four photographs.  16th State Record.

2013-01; immature of unknown gender, 5 November 2011, Clinton Reservoir, Douglas County, reported by Jon King. Seventeenth state record.

Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini)

96-31; 1; 9 September 1996; Waconda Lake, Mitchell Co; Mark Robbins.

97-11;2 in 1st winter plumage; 27 September-12 October 1996; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Mike Rader and Harold McFadden; photos

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

92-64; 1; 8-9 December 1992; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Chris Hobbs; video. Third state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

94-24; 1; 16 October 1994; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Lloyd Moore and Galen Pittman; photos. Fourth state record.

94-30; 1; 12-13 November 1994; Cheney Reservoir, Reno Co; Pete Janzen. Fifth state record.

96-32; 1; 6 October 1996; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Mick McHugh. Sixth state record.

96-34; 1; 13 October 1996; Melvern Lake, Osage Co; Galen Pittman. Seventh state record.

2009-06; one adult, 5 March 2009, Quivira NWR Big Salt Marsh (Stafford County), reported by Jay Newton.  Eighth state record.

Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)

91-38; 1; 17 November 1991; Paola Sewage Ponds, Miami Co; Mick McHugh and Greg Griffith; video. Seventh state record.

93-24; 1; 14 October 1993; Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co; Lloyd Moore. Eighth state record.

94-29; 1; 12-13 November 1994; Cheney Reservoir, Reno Co; Pete Janzen. Ninth state record.

94-31; 1; 22 November 1994; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Lloyd Moore. 10th state record.

94-34; 1; 3 December 1994; John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey Co; Lloyd Moore. 11th state record.

96-30; 1; 9 September 1996; Waconda Lake, Mitchell Co; Mark Robbins. 12th state record.

98-66; 1 in 1st basic plumage, 2 October 1998; K96 bridge over Arkansas River, Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen. 13th state record.

98-62; 1; 14 November 1998; John Redmond outlet channel, Coffey Co; Chris Hobbs, Eric Preston, Tom Curtis, and Mary Myra; 2 photos. 14th state record.

2001-42; 1 adult; 13 September 2001; Cheyenne Bottoms, pool 2, Barton Co; submitted by Robert Fisher. 15th state record.

2001-56; 1 subadult in basic plumage; 11 November 2001; west side of Cheney Reservoir, Kingman Co; submitted by Tyler Hicks, other observers included Leon Hicks. 16th state record.

2006-29; one immature, 28 October 2006 near the Ninnescah Yacht Club on the west shore of Cheney Reservoir (Reno County), reported by Pete Janzen, Kevin Groeneweg, and about 20 others on a field trip, documented with several photographs.  17th state record.

2012-12; 28 April 2012, one first cycle, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area pool 1a, Barton County, reported by Mark Land, also observed by Will Chatfield-Taylor and Terry Swope, documented with photographs by Will Chatfield-Taylor. Eighteenth state record.

2013-17; immature of unknown gender, 13 September 2013, Webster Reservoir, Rooks County, reported by Jonathan Vande Koppel, Nineteenth state record.

2014-26; immature of unknown gender, 16 August 2014, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford County, reported by Andrew Miller, also seen by many observers, documented with photographs. Twentieth state record.

2015-29; 1 immature, 7 to 8 October 2015,Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Barton County, reported by Nick Varvel, also seen by many observers, documented with photographs. Twenty-first state record.

Ross’s Gull (Rhodostethia rosea)

2009-01; one adult, 14 January 2009, at the outlet tubes of Tuttle Creek Lake, Riley County, reported by Ted Cable, also seen by Gerry Snyder, Jim Shroyer and Dave Rintoul.  Documented with five photographs from three photographers.  This is the first record of this species in Kansas and will be added to the KOS Checklist.

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)

94-09; 1 in 1st winter plumage; 4-6 January 1994; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker, Joanne Brier, and Glen Koontz.  Documentation not reviewed initially, but circulated and accepted in 1997.

2001-38; 1 adult in alternate plumage; 31 August 2001; pool 2 at Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; submitted by Dan Gish, other observers included Richard Martin; 1 sketch.

2008-07; one in alternate plumage, 20 January 2008, along the Kansas River in Lawrence, Douglas County, reported by Sara Bodbyl Roels, also seen by Steve Roels.  While Laughing Gulls are now seen annually in Kansas, there are very few mid-winter records for this species in the state.

Mew Gull (Larus canus)

97-14; 1 adult;; 17 December 1995; Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Riley Co; Lowell Johnson. Originally documented as a "count week" bird for the 1995 Manhattan CBC. First state record, added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status

98-26; 1 adult; 14 January 1998; sandpit at 29th and West St, Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen. Second state record.

98-13; 1 adult; 17 January 1998; sandpit at 29th and West St, Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Tyler Hicks, Don Vannoy, Pete Janzen, Patty Marlett, Jim Marlett, and Darlene Hicks. This individual is assumed to be the same bird as described in KBRC # 98-26.

98-21; 1 in 2nd winter plumage, 24 January 1998; Waconda Lake, Mitchell Co; Mike Rader, Scott Seltman. Third state record.

98-23, 98-27, and 98-33; 1 adult; 2 February 1998; outlet tubes at Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Riley Co; Jethro Runco, Guy Smith, Dave Rintoul, Galen Pittman, and mob; 3 photos (Pittman). Fourth state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

98-65; 1 in 1st winter plumage, 9-10 November 1998; Lake Afton, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen. Fifth state record.

99-03; 1 adult; 6 February 1999; Tuttle Creek Reservoir outlet tubes, Riley Co; Submitted by Guy Smith. Sixth state record

99-04; 1 adult; 7 February 1999; Tuttle Creek Reservoir outlet tubes, Riley Co; submitted by Lloyd Moore, other observers included Galen Pittman, Glenn Koontz, and Tracy Wohl. Seventh state record.  Differences in the description of this bird indicated that it was not the same individual as described in KBRC #99-03.

2007-34; one adult, 12 November 2007, Lake Wabaunsee, Wabaunsee County, reported by Dan LaShelle.  Eighth state record.

2009-04; one adult, 28 January 2009,  Butler County Landfill (Butler County), reported by Bill Langley. Ninth state record.

2009-19; one immature, 24 April 2009, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (Barton County), reported by Eugene Young; report accompanied by field notes. Although submitted as a L. c. canus the committee accepted this record to species level of L. canus. Tenth state record.

2009-31; one first cycle, 8 November 2008, Perry Reservoir outlet channel (Jefferson County), reported by Mike Andersen, additional observers included Mark Robbins, Pete Hosner, and Nic Allen; documented with photographs. Eleventh state record.  2009-32, one first cycle, 9 November 2008, Clinton Reservoir (Douglas County), reported by Mike Andersen; documented by photographs. Note: This record was determined by the committee, based on photographs, to be the same bird as seen the previous day at Perry Reservoir.

2013-10; winter adult, 12 March 2013, in the Big Ditch drainage, between the towns of Derby and Haysville, Sedgwick County, reported by Jeff Calhoun, documented with photographs. Twelfth State record.

California Gull (Larus californicus)

91-31; 1; 16 August 1991; Elkhart Sewage Ponds, Morton Co; Mick McHugh and Mark Corder; photos.

91-32; 4; 31 August 1991; Lake McKinney, Kearney Co; Lloyd Moore.

98-03; 1 in 1st winter plumage, 30 December 1997; Waconda Lake, Mitchell Co; Mike Rader.

Thayer's Gull (Larus thayeri)

97-12; 1 in 1st winter plumage; 8-10 November 1996; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Lloyd Moore and Mick McHugh; photos.

98-25; 2 adults and 1 in 1st winter plumage, 24 January 1998; Bowersock Dam, Lawrence, Douglas Co; Alexis Powell; 4 photos.

98-06; 1 in 1st basic plumage, 10-11 January 1998; Tuttle Creek Res. outflow tubes, Riley Co; Guy Smith, Dave Rintoul, and John Zimmerman.

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

95-08; 1 in 1st winter plumage; 11-17 December 1994; near Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen, Dan Kilby, and Don Vannoy. First state record, added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.  (Record previously rejected, reconsidered, and accepted in 1997.)

97-09; 1 in 2nd winter plumage; 22 February 1997; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; submitted by Mick Mc Hugh, Galen Pittman, and Phil Wedge. Second state record.

97-31; 1 in 1st winter plumage; 23 February 1997; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; David and Emily Seibel. Third state record.

97-10; 1 in 1st winter plumage; 1 March 1997; Melvern Lake, Osage Co; Galen Pittman, Lloyd Moore, Art Swalwell, and mob.; photos (Moore) Fourth state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

98-19 & 98-20; 1 adult (L. g. kumlieni), 24 January 1998; Wilson Reservoir, Russell Co; Mike Rader, and Scott Seltman. Fifth state record.

98-49; 1 in 1st winter plumage, 13 February 1998; Hoover Rd., near Wichita Sanitary Landfill, Sedgwick Co; Sebastian Patti, Pete Janzen, Dan Kilby, and Don Vannoy. Sixth state record.

98-44; 1 in 1st winter plumage, 15 March 1998; Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; Chuck Otte, Jaye Otte, and Mike Rader. Seventh state record.

98-63; 1 in 1st winter plumage; 24 December 1998; Wichita Sanitary Landfill, near K96 bridge over Arkansas River, Sedgwick Co; Galen Pittman and David Seibel. Eighth state record.

2006-31, one immature, 5 December 2006 on the Kansas River near the Massachusetts Street Bridge in Lawrence (Douglas County), reported by David Fischer, documented with three photographs.  Ninth state record.

2013-06; winter adult of unknown gender, 2 February 2013, Kansas River at Nelson Island, Johnson/Wyandotte County, reported by Jeff Witters. Documented with photographs by Jeff Witters and David Seibel indicating the subspecies kumlieni. Tenth state record.

2014-03; winter adult of unknown gender, 21 February 2014, Webster Reservoir, Rooks County, reported by Jonathan Vande Koppel, documented with photographs. Eleventh state record.

2015-03; 1 immature,  10 February 2015, Reno County Landfill, Reno County, reported by Andrew Miller, also seen by Bryant Miller, documented with photographs. Twelfth state record.

2015-05; 1 immature,  12 February 2015, Reno County Landfill, Reno County, reported by Joseph Miller, also seen by Bryant Miller and Andrew Miller, documented with photographs. Photos indicate that this bird is different than KBRC Record #2015-03. Thirteenth state record.

2015-04; 1 2nd winter plumage, 15 February 2015, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Barton County, reported by Aaron Balogh, also seen by Nate Shipley, documented with photographs. Fourteenth state record.

2015-07; 1 1st winter plumage,  20 February 2015, Reno County Landfill, Reno County, reported by Andrew Miller, also seen by Bryant Miller, documented with photographs. Fifteenth state record.

2015-08; 1 adult,  3 March 2015, Hillsdale Lake State Park, Miami County, reported by Mark Land, documented with one photograph. Sixteenth state record.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

96-11; 1; 8 February 1996; Winfield City Lake, Cowley Co; Max Thompson. First state record, added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

97-01; 1 in 1st winter plumage; 21 December 1996; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Mick McHugh and Mark Corder; video. Second state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

97-04; 1 adult in winter plumage; 21 December 1996; Wilson Lake, Russell Co; Mike Rader, Ben Nondorf, and mob.; photos. Third state record.

98-16; 1 in 3rd winter plumage, 4 December 1997; sandbar on Arkansas River near K-96 bridge, Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen, James Barnes, Dan Kilby, Don Vannoy, and Fran Vannoy; 6 photos. Fourth state record.

98-02; 1 adult; 30 December 1997; Waconda Lake, Mitchell Co; Mike Rader. Fifth state record.

98-30; 2, in 3rd year/adult plumage; 24 January 1998; Wichita Sanitary Landfill, near K-96 bridge over Arkansas River, Sedgwick Co; David Seibel, Mark Corder, Galen Pittman, Phil Wedge, and Pete Janzen. Sixth state record.

99-08; 1 adult; 11 March 1999; Douglas/Jefferson County landfill, Douglas Co; Mark Robbins, Jim Rivers, and Alexis Powell in a separate submission. Seventh state record.

99-42; 1 in 1st winter plumage, 3 October 1999; face of dam on Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Mick McHugh. Eighth state record.

2000-07; 1 adult; 17 January-10 February 2000; K-96 bridge over the Arkansas River in Wichita, Sedgwick Co; submitted by Chet Gresham. Ninth state record.

2001-10; 1 adult in winter plumage; 11 February 2001; southwest end of John Redmond Reservoir Dam, Coffey Co; submitted by Galen Pittman, other observers included Mick McHugh. Tenth state record.

2005-02; one first winter immature, 23 January 2005 along the Little Arkansas River near downtown Wichita (Sedgwick County), reported by Pete Janzen, also observed by Mark Land and Matt Gearheart; documented with 5 photos.  Eleventh state record.

2007-04; one adult, 7 January 2007, Kanopolis Lake, Ellsworth County, reported by Dan Gish, also seen by Dan Larson, Richard Field, Richard Martin and Jim Malcom.  Twelfth state record.

2007-31; one adult, 18 September 2007, Kanopolis Lake, Ellsworth County, reported by Kat Farres, also seen by Dennis Farres.  Documented with three photographs.  Thirteenth state record.

[Glaucous-winged Gull] (Larus glaucescens)

98-14; 1 in 2nd winter plumage; 24 January 1998; Wichita Sanitary Landfill, near K96 bridge over Arkansas River, Sedgwick Co; Mick McHugh, Mark Corder, Galen Pittman, David Seibel, and Phil Wedge; video.  Video image evidence was not deemed to be conclusive physical evidence.  First state record. Added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

98-22; 1 adult; 5 February 1998; outlet tubes at Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Riley Co; Guy Smith. Second state record.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

92-15; 1; 10 February 1992; Lake Afton, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen and Don Vannoy. Third state record.

96-23; 1; 26 January 1996; Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen. Fourth state record.

98-15; 1 in 1st winter plumage, 16 January 1998; K96 bridge over Arkansas River, Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Mark Corder. Fifth state record.

98-12; 1 in 1st winter plumage, 17 January 1998; K96 bridge over Arkansas River, Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Tyler Hicks and Darlene Hicks. This individual is assumed to be the same bird as described in KBRC # 98-15.

99-49; 1 in 3rd winter plumage; 26 December 1999; Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; submitted by Galen Pittman. Sixth state record.

2001-06; 1 immature; 14 December 2000; Marshall Cove area of Wilson Reservoir, Russell Co; submitted by Mike Rader, other observers included Scott Seltman, Ellen Rader, and Chuck Otte. Seventh state record.

2001-16; 1 in 1st winter plumage;10 March 2001; John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey Co; submitted by Mark Land, other observers included Eileen Land. Eight state record.

2003-19; 1 in first winter plumage, 25 April 2003, Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake #2 (Pottawatomie County) reported by Karl Kosciuch, other observer - David Rintoul.  Photograph was submitted with this report allowing the KBRC to remove this species from the hypothetical list.  Ninth state record.

2003-29; 1 unknown age, 28 December 1999, Cheyenne Bottoms WMA (Barton County) reported by Ted Cable, other observer; Mike Rader.  Report included two photographs of this bird.  Tenth state record.

2005-34; one first winter immature, 21 December 2005 on the Kansas River near the Massachusetts St Bridge in Lawrence (Douglas County), reported by David Fischer.  Eleventh state record.

2010-06; one immature/juvenile of unknown gender, 13 March 2010, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (Barton County), reported by Kevin Groeneweg, also seen by Cheryl Miller and Jeff Calhoun. Twelfth state record.

2012-03; 1 February 2012, one in early pre-basic molt, 3rd cycle, Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Pottawatomie County, reported by Will Chatfield-Taylor, documented with a photograph by David Seibel. Thirteenth state record.

2013-07; 2 February 2013, third/forth winter of unknown gender, Bloomington Park, Clinton Reservoir, Douglas County, reported by Mark Land, documented with photographs. Fourteenth state record.

2013-23; 21 December 2013, first winter of unknown gender, Lake Quivira, Johnson County, reported by Mark Land, also observed by Matt Gearheart, documented with photographs by Gearheart. Fifteenth state record.

2015-06; 1, 1st winter plumage, 20 February 2015, Clinton Reservoir, Douglas County, reported by Jon King, documented with photographs. Sixteenth state record.

2015-13; 1 adult, 14 April 2015, Lucas Park area of Wilson Lake, Russel County, reported by Dave Klema, documented with photographs. Seventeenth state record.

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)

98-36; 1 adult; 19 May 1998; wildlife loop at Big Salt Marsh, Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Max Thompson, Mike Rader, Gene Young, and Lloyd Moore; 1 photo. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to KOS Checklist.

2002-27; 1 first basic plumage, 21 September 2002, Liberal Sewage Pond (Seward County), reported by Gregg Friesen, other observers included Rod Wedel, Kemper Straley. Second 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 with hypothetical status.

2004-48; 1 adult, 12 May 2003, at the Big Salt Marsh of Quivira NWR (Stafford County) first by Chris Wood with report filed by Mike Rader. Second state record.

2005-12; one adult, 12 May 2005, at the Elkhart sewage ponds (Morton County), reported by Chris Hobbs.  Additional observers included Sebastian Patti and Max Thompson.  Third state record.

Red-Throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

91-05; 1; 30-31 October 1990; Scott Lake, Scott Co; Tom and Sara Shane; photos. Ninth state record.

90-06; 1; 18 November 1990; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Mick McHugh. Tenth state record.

94-02; 1; 15 November 1992; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Galen Pittman. 11th state record.

94-26; 1; 30 October 1994; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Robert Fisher. 12th state record.

95-07; 1; 21 December 1994; Kirwin Reservoir, Phillips Co; Scott Seltman. 13th state record.

97-15; 1 adult; 29 November 1996; Cheney Reservoir, Reno Co; Pete Janzen, Chet Gresham, and Sandy Berger. 14th state record.

97-17; 1 adult; 20-24 April 1997; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Galen Pittman and Alexis Powell. 15th state record.

97-53; 1; 16 December 1997; Wilson Lake, Russell Co; Mike Rader. 16th state record.

2002-34; 1; 29 November 2002; Winfield City Lake. Cowley Co; Kevin Groeneweg, Duane DeLong, Max Thompson, & Gene Young. Documented with 2 photos.  17th state record.

2006-28; one immature, 22 November 2006 at Heritage Park Lake, Olathe (Johnson County), reported by David Fischer, documented with several photographs of the bird on the water and in flight.  18th state record.

Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica)

90-04; 1; 27 October 1990; Wyandotte County Lake, Wyandotte Co; Lloyd Moore.

90-07; 1; 8 December 1990; Clinton Lake, Douglas Co; Mick McHugh.

91-37; 1; 5 November 1991; Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co; Chris Hobbs.

98-59; 1; 28 June-6 July 1998; Milford Reservoir Dam; Geary Co; Chuck Otte and mob; 7 photos.

98-61; 1; 26-28 November 1998; Clark State Fishing Lake, Clark Co; Galen Pittman.

2002-40, 1; 10 November 2002; Meade State Lake, Meade Co; Sebastian Patti, Chris Hobbs.

Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)

96-05; 1; 10 December 1995; Wilson Reservoir, Russell Co; Mike Rader. First state record, added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

96-37; 1; 23 November 1996; Cheney Reservoir, Kingman and Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen. Second state record.

2002-32; 1; 10 November 2002, Clark County State Lake, Clark Co; Sebastian Patti & Chris Hobbs. Documented with 1 drawing.  The bird remained on this lake for several weeks, allowing additional reports to be submitted by Bill & Nancy Beard (KBRC #2002-32A, 11-Nov-2002) and Kevin Groeneweg (KBRC #2002-32B, 16-Nov-2002). Additional observers reported by these individuals included Duane DeLong, Carolyn Schwab, Cheryl Miller, Scott Seltman, & Henry Armknecht. Both of the latter reports also included photographs (video frame captures) of the bird, allowing the KBRC to remove this species from the hypothetical list. Third state record.

2003-16; 1; 24 April 2004, Pottawatomie County State Lake #2 (Pottawatomie County), reported by Dave Rintoul, other observers included Dustin Branick, Damon Hampel, Stacey Howe, Shannon Jordan, Judd Patterson, Holly Smith, Lainen Summers.  Fourth state record.

2012-04 (a,b,c); Three documentations were received, all from Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Pottawatomie County. There is no reason to believe that more than one bird was involved, thus the following observations refer to the same bird: 2012-04a, one adult of unknown gender, 1 February 2012, reported and photographed by Will Chatfield-Taylor; 2012-04b, one juvenile/immature in winter plumage, 30 January to 2 February 2012, reported by Ted Cable, documented with photographs; and 2012-04c, one probable juvenile, 1 February 2012, reported by Clyde Ferguson. Fifth state record.

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)

97-48; 1; August 1985; Olathe, Johnson Co; Debarah Arnett and mob.; photo. Sixth state record.

2000-41; 1; 19 June 2000; Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Finney Co; submitted by Daniel Baffa other observers included Tom Shane, Chet Gresham, and Margaret Faircloth; photos and video. Seventh state record.

2003-37; 1 sub-adult, 18 June 2003, Big Salt Marsh of Quivira NWR (Stafford County), reported by Roger Boyd.  Reports were also received from Will Chatfield-Taylor (2003-37A, 20-Jun-2003) and Mark Corder (2003-37B, 21-Jun-2003).  Additional observers cited in these reports included Matt Sexson, Matt Gearheart, Mary Deuser, Ed McCullough, John and Nancy Baird.  Numerous photos were submitted with each of these reports.  Eighth state record.

2004-29; 1 immature, 10 June 2004, White Rock Creek (Jewell County) reported by Mark Finnell.  Other cited observers, Tammy and Taylor Finnell.  Photos were submitted with this report.  Ninth state record.

2012-21; 15 July 2012, 2 sub-adults of unknown gender, Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Management Area, Unit G, Linn County, reported by Robert Trenton Reed, documented with photographs. Tenth state record.

2014-18; 23 June 2014, 1 adult at Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area Unit G, Linn County, reported by Sue Newland, also seen by Carol Morgan and Betsy Harlan, documented with photographs. Eleventh state record.

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)

95-36; 1; 12 October 1995; Manhattan, Riley Co; Ted Cable. Fourth state record.

2007-29; one adult male, 9 September 2007, at the outlet tubes of Tuttle Creek Dam, Riley County, reported by Brian Monser, also seen by Bill Monser. Fifth state record.

2010-17; one adult  male, 14 September 2010, Clinton  Lake dam (Douglas  County), reported by Michael J Andersen, also seen by Peter Hosner and Jonathan King; documented by numerous photographs. Sixth state record.

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

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

2002-21; 1 adult male, 23 June 2002, Unit B, Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Management Area (Linn County), reported by David Seibel, other observers included Mick McHugh & Galen Pittman.

2003-31, 1 adult male, 3 May 2003, Leavenworth Bottoms area of Ft. Leavenworth, (Leavenworth County), reported by Roger McNeill, Mike Rader and Charles Anderson.

2009-02; one adult, 11 May 2007, along Big Creek at Ft. Hays State University, Ellis County, reported by Greg Farley.

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

90-01; 1; 3 November 1990; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Lloyd Moore; photos. Sixth state record.

92-49; 1; 26 July 1992; Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Pottawatomie Co; Ted Cable and Dave Rintoul; photos. Seventh state record.

92-46; 1; 11 August 1992; Wilson Reservoir, Russell Co; Mike Rader. Eighth state record.

2002-15;, 1 immature, 23 April 2002, north shore boat ramp, Kirwin Reservoir (Phillips County), reported by Shannon Rothchild, other observer - Deon Steinle. Documentation submitted with this report included 3 photos.  Ninth state record.

2002-19; 1 immature, 16 June 2002, east shore of Cheney Res. (Sedgwick County), reported by Pete Janzen, other observers included Don Vannoy, Fran Vannoy, Kevin Groeneweg, & Laura Groeneweg. Tenth state record.

2002-37; 1 immature, 27 October 2002, spillway at Marion County reservoir (Marion County), reported by Matt Gearheart, other observers included Mike Gearheart & Will Chatfield-Taylor. 11th state record.

2009-24; one immature, 30 August 2009, John Redmond Reservoir (Coffey County), reported by Mark Land, originally seen by Nan Johnson and Joann Garrett, also seen by Matt Gearheart and Nic Allen; documented with photographs by M. Gearheart. 12th state record.

2010-09; one alternate plumaged adult  of unknown gender, 12 May 2010, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (Stafford County), reported by Barry Jones, originally reported by John and Edra Mitchell; documented by one photograph. Thirteenth state Record.

2010-12; two of unknown gender and age, 29 June 2010, Pony Creek Lake (Brown County), reported by Rosella Royer.  One of the pelicans landed on the lake at the time of the sighting and remained until 5 July 2010; documented by one photograph. Fourteenth state record.

2011-05a; one adult of unknown gender in breeding plumage, 25 March, 2011, flying along the dam at Kanopolis Lake, Ellsworth County, reported by Marie Plinsky. Fifteenth state record. 2011-05b, one adult of unknown gender in breeding plumage, 25 March, 2011, flying along the dam at Kanopolis Lake, Ellsworth County, reported by Kathy McDowell. This is the same bird as record 2011-05a.

2014-06; 1 juvenile, 20 April 2014, east side of Tuttle ponds south of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Tourism office and north of Willow Lake, flying back and forth across the Riley/Pottawatomie County line. Reported by Brett Sandercock, also observed by Andrea MacCharles, documented with photographs. Sixteenth state record.

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

 

2000-42; 1; 18 June 2000; Kansas River south of Swamp Angel, Pottawatomie Co; submitted by Peter Oviatt, other observers included Jack Oviatt, Susan Oviatt, Eric Palm, and Mary Palm.

 

2001-24; 1 adult;12 May 2001; Kyle Marsh on Perry Reservoir, Jefferson Co; submitted by Terry Sullivan.

 

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)

 

99-40; 1; 22 September 1999; Pool 3B, Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; submitted by Rich Kostecke. First state record, added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

 

2003-35; 1; sub-adult, 21 June 2003, Big Salt Marsh of the Quivira NWR (Stafford County), reported by Gregg Friesen.  The bird remained at Quivira for several weeks allowing additional reports to be submitted by Will Chatfield-Taylor (2003-35A, 22-Jun-2003) and Kevin Groeneweg (2003-35B, 4-Jul-2003).  Additional observers reported by these individuals included Pete Janzen, Scott Seltman, Andy Sigler, Ed McCullough, Matt Gearheart, Mary Deuser, Leon Hicks, Don and Kathy Kazmaier, Henry Armknecht, David Arbour and Dave Henness.  Numerous photos were submitted with two of these reports allowing the KBRC to remove this species from the hypothetical list.  Second state record.

 

2011-13; one dark morph sub adult of unknown gender, 21 August, 2008, found within the wildlife loop of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford County, reported by Ken Brunson, documented with photographs. Third state record.

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

93-21; 1; 8 August 1993; Marais des Cygne Wildlife Area, Linn Co; JoAnn Garrett. 11th state record.

98-40;1; 13 May 1998; Big Salt Marsh, Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Sebastian Patti, Mark Robbins, Chris Hobbs, and Town Peterson. 12th state record.

99-35; 1; 29 July 1999; Nature Conservancy property near Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; submitted by Mike Rader and Ted Cable. 13th state record.

2005-14; one immature, 14 August 2005, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (Stafford County), reported by Aaron Mitchell.  Additional Observer, Ken Mitchell.  14th state record.

2009-18; one immature, 11 July, 2009 Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (Stafford County), reported by Nathan Ofsthun. 15th state record.

2011-16a; one adult of unknown gender, 1 July, 2011, found at Horsethief Canyon Reservoir, Hodgeman County, reported by Carl Viethaler, documented by photographs. Sixteenth state record 2011-16b, one adult of unknown gender, 16 July, 2011, found at Horsethief Canyon Reservoir, Hodgeman County, reported by Gregg Friesen, documented by a photograph, presumably the same bird reported in record 2011-16a.

2014-29; one juvenile, 11 September 2014, Pratt Hatchery Ponds at the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism headquarters, Pratt County, reported by Mike Rader, also observed Mike Hassler documented with photographs. Seventeenth state record.

2015-19; 1 adult, 12 June 2015, Steven Lloyd Wetlands, Milford Lake, Clay County, reported by Marie Rust, documented by a photograph. Eighteenth state record.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

92-32; 1; 3 May 1992; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Dan LaShelle, Joanne Brier, and Lloyd Moore; photo. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to the KOS Checklist.

95-28; 1; 6 August 1995; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Chris Hobbs and Sebastian Patti. Second state record.

95-31 & 95-32; 2; 18 August 1995; near Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; Mark Robbins and Mick McHugh. Third state record.

95-30; 1; 19 August 1995; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Chris Hobbs. Fourth state record.

95-33; 1; 13 September 1995; Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; John Rakestraw. Fifth state record.

96-26; 1; 10 June 1996; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Galen Pittman. Sixth state record.

97-22; 1; 26 April 1997; near Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; Pete Janzen and Chet Gresham. Seventh state record.

97-27; 1; 24 May 1997; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; Galen Pittman. Eighth state record.

99-12; 1; 7-9 April 1999; near Lawrence Airport, Douglas Co; submitted by Galen Pittman, mob; photos (Lloyd Moore). Ninth state record.

2000-31; 1; 6 May 2000; Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; submitted by David Seibel, other observers included Galen Pittman. Tenth state record.

2001-22; 1 adult; 8 June 2001; pool 3A at Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; submitted by Galen Pittman. 11th state record.

2001-28; 1 adult; 14 July 2001; Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; submitted by Bill Beard, other observers included Nancy Beard; video. 12th state record.

2001-43; 1 adult; 13 September 2001; pool 4 at Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; submitted by Bob Fisher. 13th state record.

2002-18; 1 adult alternate plumage, 17 May 2002, 1.3 mi. N of Unit 49 gate, Quivira NWR (Stafford County), reported by M.K. Edge Wade, other observers included Janice Glaston, Susan Hazelwood, & Bonnie Heidy. 14th state record.

2003-30; 1 adult, 14 May 2003, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Management Area (Barton County), reported by Roger D. McNeill, other observers included Mark Robbins, Sebastian Patti and Mike Rader. 15th state record.

2003-62; 1 unknown age, 4 July 2003, Big Salt Marsh of Quivira NWR (Stafford County), by Kevin Groeneweg, additional observers included Pete Janzen, David Arbour.  16th state record.

2004-13; 1 adult, 25 April 2004, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) (Stafford County) reported by Dave Williams.  Also observed by Matt Gearheart.  17th state record.

2004-20; 2 adults, 24 May 2004, Quivira NWR (Stafford County) reported by Steven Mlodinow and Paul Lehman.  Additional observers included Jerry Oldenettel, Scott Seltman and Mike Rader.  18th state record.

2006-17; one adult, 19 August 2006 at Quivira NWR (Stafford County), reported by Mark Land, also seen by Matt Gearheart, Aaron Mitchell, and Will Chatfield-Taylor.  19th state record.

2007-17; one adult, 20 May 2007, in a wet field north of Colwich, Sedgwick County, reported by Kevin Groeneweg, also seen by Pete Janzen, Dan Kilby, Jay Newton, Curt VanBoeing and Cliff Miller.  20th state record.

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

2001-50; 2 adult; 12 August-16 September 2001; playa lakes near Garden City and Holcomb, Finney Co; submitted by Tom Shane and mob, photos. Fifth state record.

2003-41; 1 unknown age, 29 June 2003, a private wetland southwest of Hazelton (Barber County), reported by Dennis Angle.  This record was accompanied with two photographs.  Sixth state record.

2003-48; 2 sub-adults, 20 July 2003, Cheyenne Bottoms WMA (Barton County), reported by Max Thompson.  Apparently one of these birds remained in the area for a considerable time allowing an additional report to be filed by Kevin Groeneweg (2003-48A, 6-Sep-2003, submitted with photographs),   additional observers from these reports included Nancy Leo, Melody Pollom, Janet Walters, Jim Mayhew, Dan Kilby, Duane Delong, Sandra Tholen, Don and Linda Mallonee and Don Jackson.  Seventh state record.

2004-28; 1 immature, 22 July2004, Quivira NWR (Stafford County) reported by Tony Andresen, also observed by Mark Rundeaux.  Eighth state record.

2005-13; one immature, 17 August 2005, at Fancy Creek State Park region of Tuttle Creek Lake (Riley County), reported by Doris Burnett.  Also seen and photographed by David Rintoul and see by numerous other observers.  Documented with numerous photographs.  Ninth state record.

2014-27; , juvenile/immature, 20 August 2014, 55th and Hydraulic Rd. near Mulvane, Sumner County, reported by Andrew Miller, also observed by Leon Hicks, Bryant Miller, and Myron Miller, documented with photographs. Tenth state record.

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

98-41;1; 25 April 1998; Schermerhorn Park, Cherokee Co; Sebastian Patti, Galen Pittman, Mick McHugh, and David Seibel

2001-32; 2 adults; 17 July 2001; Baxter Springs, Cherokee Co; submitted by Michael Patten, other observers included Brenda Smith.

2003-17; 2 adults, 26 April 2003, Schermerhorn Park south of Galena (Cherokee County), reported by Robert Mangile.  Additional report filed by Sebastian Patti (2003-17A, 28-Apr-2003) included several photographs.  Additional observers reported by these individuals included Jean Leonatti, Chet Gresham and Chris Hobbs.

2003-36; 1 adult, 14 June 2003, at a turkey farm near Baxter Springs (Cherokee County), reported by Mark Corder, other observer – Elaine Corder.  Photographs were submitted with this report.

2004-08; 1 unknown age, 4 April 2004, flying overhead in Wichita (Sedgwick County) reported by Michael Heaney.

2005-25; one adult, 19 October 2005 north of the town of Perry (Jefferson County), reported by Bunnie Watkins.  Northern most record in the state and somewhat late in the season.

2006-08; one adult, 7 May 2006 at Shawnee Mission Park (Johnson County), reported by David Fischer.

2009-30; one subadult, 14 November 2009,  John Redmond Reservoir (Coffey County), along Embankment Road about 1/4 mile North of the dam, east side of the lake, approximate GPS: 38.250755, -95.753883, reported by Matt Gearheart, other observers include Nic Allen, Mark Land, and about 20 Burrough’s Audubon field trip participants; documented with several photographs.

2012-25; 2 April 2012, one adult of unknown gender, Larned, Pawnee County, reported by Scott Seltman, documented with photographs. This is the farthest west sighting since 1885 (Thompson, M.C., CA Ely, B. Gress, C. Otte, S.T. Patti, D. Seibel, EA Young. 2011. Birds of Kansas. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. 528 pp.)

2012-38; 24 March 2012, one adult of unknown gender, Hwy 38, ca. 15 miles WNW of Garnett, Anderson County, reported by Jon King, documented with a photograph by John Bollin.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

99-26; 1 adult; 7 June 1999; marina on Milford Lake, Geary Co; submitted by Jeff Keating.

Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

2005-15; one adult, 27 August 2005, near Slate Creek Wetlands (Sumner County), reported by Gary Davis, Also seen by Ladonna Davis, documented with photograph.  This is the first record of this species in the state since 1972.

2008-18; one unknown age, 29 May 2008, extreme northwestern Brown County, reported by Rosella Royer.  This is the second record in recent years for this species.

2012-24(a, b, c, d); four documentations were received all from Johnson County in the same vicinity that clearly represent the same individual: 2012-24a, 12 August 2012, one of unknown age and gender, Taliaferro Park, Prairie Village, reported by Robert McElwain; 2012-24b, 24 August 2012, one of unknown age and gender, near the cross streets of W 51st Street and Pflumm Road, Shawnee, reported by Debbie Reasoner; 2012-24c, 27 August 2012, one sub-adult of unknown gender, 83rd and Mission Road, Prairie Village, reported by Nic Allen, seen by many observers for five of the next seven days, documented with a photograph; and 2012-24d 28 August 2012, one of unknown age and gender, 83rd and Mission Road, Prairie Village, reported by Mike Andersen, documented with a photograph.

White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)

2001-27; 1 adult; 29 June 2001;13 miles north of Kalvesta, Finney Co; submitted by Scotty Baugh. Third state record.

2006-21; one adult, 11 September 2006 to 23 September 2006 at the Nelson Environmental Study Area, University of Kansas Field Station and Ecological Reserves (Jefferson County), reported by Galen Pittman, also seen by over 75 other observers, documented with several photographs.  Fourth state record.

Harris's 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; photos. Sixth state record.

2001-02; 1 in 1st basic plumage; 17 November 2000; Geuda Springs (DeLorme 75-G-8), Cowley Co; submitted by Carolyn Schwab, mob; video. Seventh state record.

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

98-54; 1; 10 September 1998; near Snake Pond in Recreation area of Cimarron National Grassland, Morton Co; Jeff Chynoweth, Dan Svingen.

Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus)

91-01; 1 adult; 15-16 April 1990; Milford Reservoir, Geary Co; Dan LaShelle, Chuck Otte, Eric Otte, Michael Anderson, and Bob LaShelle. First state record. Added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status. This record was rejected when first submitted in 1991.  At that time there was no disagreement with the identification, just the origin.  The record was recirculated in 1998 and accepted.  It was determined that it was unlikely an escaped falconer's bird and that natural dispersal was a real possibility.

2005-26; 1 adult; 20 October 2005 to 30 October 2005 in a residential area of Wichita (Sedgwick County), reported by Mark Bryant, also seen by Glory Bryant and Leslie Lehman.  Documented with one photograph.  This is the second record of this species in Kansas and the first record to be substantiated with physical evidence, thus removing it from hypothetical status.

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)

2004-10; 1 sub-adult, 18 April 2004, Hollister Wildlife area (Bourbon County) reported by Gregg Friesen, also seen by Pete Janzen.  A far eastern report of this normally western Kansas species.

[Flammulated Owl] (Otus flammeolus)

2000-59; 1 adult; 20 May 2000; USFS Work Station, Cimarron National Grassland; Morton Co; submitted by Sebastian Patti, other observers included Alexis Powell, Mike Rader, and Scott Seltman. First state record. Added to KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii)

97-06; 1; 18 January 1997; Along the Cimarron River, Morton Co; Chris Hobbs, Sebastian Patti, and Mike Rader. Third record.

2003-60; 2 unknown age, 5 September 2003, Cimarron National Grasslands, west of Point of Rocks (Morton County) reported by David Seibel, other observer, Sebastian Patti.  Fourth state record.

2003-61; 1 unknown age, 14 September 2003, Boy Scout Area of Cimarron National Grasslands (Morton County) reported by Kevin Groeneweg, additional observers included Pete Janzen, David Williams, Scott Seltman, Omar Schartz, Sebastian Patti, Mike Rader, Gregg Friesen and Henry Armknecht.  Photographs and video tape with owl calling were submitted with this report allowing the KBRC to remove this species from the hypothetical list.  Fifth state record.

Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis)

2000-34; 1 adult; 9-11 May 2000; NE of Bushton, Ellsworth Co; submitted by Lee Queal, other observers included Marvin Dohrman, Jack Dohrman, Mike Rader, and Heather Rader; 2 photos. Ninth state record.

2001-26; 1 adult; 10 June 2001; Estes draw banding station on Fort Riley, Geary Co; submitted by Dave Rintoul. Tenth state record.

2002-36; 1 unknown age, 12 October 2002, Clinton State Park (Douglas County), reported by Gerry Parkinson, other observer - Wakefield Dort. Eleventh state record. 

2002-44; 1 unknown age, 10 November 2002, cemetery, Liberal (Seward County), reported by Sebastian Patti & Chris Hobbs. Twelfth state record.

2003-7; 1 adult/unknown sex, 22 December 2002, northwest of Scott City (Scott County), reported by Tom Shane, other observers: Dan Baffa, Marie Osterbuhr, Leonard and Betty Rich and Sara Shane.  Four photos accompanied the report.  Thirteenth state record.

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)

2000-65;1 adult male; 22 September 2000; Elkhart, Morton Co; submitted by Eric Preston, other observers included Chris Hobbs, Sebastian Patti, Chet Gresham, Mike Rader, Brandon Percival, Bob Fisher, and T. Giddens; 3 photos (Preston). Second state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

2009-28; one immature female, 9 October to 11 October 2009, Valley View Cemetery (Finney County), reported by Tom Shane, also observed by Sara Shane, Scott Seltman, Ted Cable, Marie Osterbuhr, Betty Bryant, and Pete Janzen; documentation includes a drawing by T. Shane and photographs by S. Seltman. Third state record.

2009-34; one adult male, 5 December 2009, Wilson Reservoir (Russell County), reported by Dave Klema, also observed by Mike Rader; documented with photographs. Fourth state record.  This bird was last observed on 3 March 2010 by John O’Neill and Dave Klema.

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis)

92-18; 1; 23 March 1992; near Colby, Thomas Co; Chuck and Jaye Otte. Third state record.

94-21; 1; 16 September 1994; Cimarron River, Morton Co; Mick McHugh. Fourth state record.

94-23; 1; 2 October 1994; Middle Springs, Morton Co; Galen Pittman. Fifth state record.

2000-43; 2 adults, male and female; 1 April 2000; Cimarron River Picnic Area east of K-27 bridge, Morton Co; submitted by Chet Gresham, other observers included Matt Gearheart; video. Sixth state record.

2002-6; 1 adult basic plumaged male, 17 March 2002, Suicide Bluff, Scott State Park (Scott County), reported by Tom Shane, other observer - Sara Shane. Seventh state record.

2002-35; 1 adult female, 23 September 2002, next to the cemetery in Elkhart (Morton County), reported by Mick McHugh, other observer - Galen Pittman. Eighth state record.

2012-36; 2 May 2009, one adult female, Clark State Fishing Lake, Clark County, reported by Galen Pittman, documented with photographs. Ninth state record.

2014-09; adult female, 8 May 2014, Middle Spring, Cimmaron National Grasslands, Morton County, reported by Will Chatfield-Taylor, also seen by m.ob., documented with photographs. Tenth state record.

Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris)

94-05; 1; 17 January 1991; Wichita, Sedgwick Co; video.

2001-55; 1 adult female; 29 September-7 November 2001; Stockdale cove of Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Riley Co; submitted by Lowell Johnson, other observers included Louise Jahnke.

2003-11; 1 adult female, 7 March 2003, Stockdale Park area of Tuttle Creek Reservoir (Riley County), reported by Jethro Runco, other observer – Lowell Johnson.  A rare northeastern Kansas record of a species usually only seen in southwest Kansas.  This may be the same bird reported by Lowell Johnson in KBRC #2001-55.

2005-18; one adult female, 2 September 2005 at Clark State Fishing Lake (Clark County), reported by Galen Pittman.  Also seen by Mick McHugh, David Seibel and Sebastian Patti.

American Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides dorsalis)

2005-06; one adult male, 3 July 2005 to 13 July 2005 along the south side of the junction of the Cimarron River with K-27, at the picnic area, on the Cimarron National Grasslands (Morton County), reported by Matt Gearheart, Aaron Mitchell, Will Chatfield-Taylor and April Mitchell and seen by many other observers; documented with numerous photographs.  This is the first record of this species in Kansas and will be added to the KOS Checklist.

Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)

2011-15; one breeding adult of unknown gender, 2 August, 2011, discovered in a pasture near Coleman Township about 12 miles Southwest of the town of Washington, Washington County, reported by Warren Buss, photo documentation. This is the first state record of this species in Kansas and will be added to the KOS Checklist.

2014-28; of unknown age and gender, 1 September 2014, seven miles southwest of Coats, Barber County, reported by Mike Blair, also observed by Kaycie and Jason Ferrell, documented with a photograph. Second state record.

Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus)

92-01; 1; 11 March 1990; Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Barton Co; Steve Crawford and Marvin Schwilling. Third state record.

92-19; 1; 5 November 1991; Wilson Reservoir, Russell Co; Mike Rader. Fourth state record.

2000-71; 1; 24 November 2000; near Vulcan Chemical Plant, SW of Wichita, Sedgwick Co; submitted by Dave Williams, other observers included Tracy Wohl, Lisa Berger, Charley Burwick, Chet Gresham, Wally Champeny, Patty Marlett, and Pete Janzen; video. Fifth state record.

2002-38; 1 unknown age, 09 November 2002, west end of Melvern Lake (Osage County), reported by Bob Fisher, other observers included Jane Leonatti, Gary Johnson, & Helen Hewins. Sixth state record.

2011-25; adult gray morph of unknown gender, 30 December, 2011, located on a utility pole at the intersection of Grant Road and 204th Street, northwest of Wilson, Russell County, reported by Mike Rader. Seventh state record.

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)

2005-17; one immature, 4 September 2005 in the town of Tribune (Greeley County), reported by Tyler Hicks.  Also seen by Matt Gearheart, Dave Williams, Kevin Groeneweg and Pete Janzen.  Documented with numerous photographs.  Seventh state record.

2006-19; one unknown age, 4 September 2006, in a shelterbelt near the Leoti High School (Wichita County), reported by Matt Gearheart.  Other observers included Pete Janzen, Kevin Groeneweg, Mark Land, and Kurt VanBoening.  Documented with five photographs.  Eighth state record.

Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii)

92-51; 1; 5 September 1992; near Point of Rocks, Morton Co; Mick McHugh. Fourth state record.

97-40; 1; 21 September 1997; along the Cimarron River, Morton Co; submitted by Pete Janzen, Tyler Hicks, Carol Schwab, and Chet Gresham. Fifth state record.

2004-34; 1 adult, 21 September 2002, North Fork of the Cimarron River (Morton County) reported by Chuck Otte.  Additional cited observers included Jaye Otte, Scott Seltman, Mike Rader and Don Kazmaier.  Sixth state record.

2013-18; unknown age and gender, 25 September 2013, Tunnerville Work Center, Cimarron National Grassland, Morton County, reported by Nick Varvel, documented with photographs by Jonathan Vande Kopple. Seventh state record.

2014-12; adult of unknown gender,, 10 May 2014, Tunnerville Work Station, Cimmaron National Grasslands, Morton County, reported by Will Chatfield-Taylor, also seen by many observers, documented with photographs. Eighth state record.

[Black Phoebe] (Sayornis nigricans)

2001-5; 1 adult; 16 March 1976; 8 miles north of Elkhart, Morton Co; submitted by Tom Shane. First state record.  This record was previously accepted and first appeared on 7th edition of the KOS Checklist, as hypothetical, in 1989.

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

99-48; 1 adult; 29 December 1999; Lone Star Lake, Douglas Co; submitted by Phil Wedge and Margaret Wedge

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

94-10; 1; 4 May 1994; Topeka, Shawnee Co; William Trelc.

99-24; 1 adult female, 8 May 1999; Cimarron National Grassland, Morton Co; Jeff Chynoweth.

2000-64; 1 sub adult male; 1 November 2000; SE of KDWP headquarters in Pratt, Pratt Co; submitted by Ken Brunson, other observers included John Phillips, Chet Gresham, Kristen Mitchell, Chris Hase, Milt Martin, Arlan Hair, Laurie Yasui, Bob Mathews, Wayne Doyle, and Cris Mammolitti. 2 photos.

2001-19; 1 adult male; 19 May 2001; 4 miles NE of Lawrence, Leavenworth Co; submitted by David Reber, other observers included Alison Reber.

2005-03; one adult male, 21 April 2005 at a rural farmstead near Bloom (Clark County), reported by Galen Pittman.  First Kansas record since 2001.

2006-06; one adult male and one adult female engaged in nest building, 20 April 2006 at Middle Springs, Cimarron National Grasslands (Morton County), reported by Mark Corder.  Documented with photographs. Nest was later abandoned.  First breeding record for Kansas.

2006-10; one adult male, 22 April 1983, at a rural residence near Ruleton (Sherman County), photographed by John Palmquist (details written by Tom Shane to accompany photographs).

2006-23; one adult male, 11 September 2006 to 24 September 2006, at a pasture in southwest Washington County, reported by Warren Buss.  Other observers included Dan Thalmann, David Seibel, Judd Patterson, Ted Cable, and Nancy Fish.  Documented with several photographs.

2007-19; one adult female, 9 June 2007, Cimarron National Grasslands, Morton County, reported by Kevin Groeneweg, also seen by Sharon Bolin.  Documented with two photographs.

2009-36; one adult male, 2 April 2002, Winfield Lake, area 4, zone 27 (Cowley County), reported by Betty Leader, also observed by Ben Leader and Nancy Smith.

2015-30; 1 adult female, 11 October 2015, rural road intersection, west of Chanute, Neosho County, reported by Sheryl Busse, also seen by Kristy Hughes, documented with photographs.

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)

97-38; 1; 16 September 1997; Marais des Cygne Wildlife Area, Linn Co; Mick McHugh.

2000-23; 1 adult; 20 April 2000; south side of Cimarron River, approximately 2 mi east of K-27, Morton Co; submitted by M.K. Edge Wade, other observers included Bonny Heidy and Jean Leonatti.

2002-22; 1 unknown age, 14 August 2002, Big Spring and Pond, Scott State Park (Scott County), reported by Tom Shane, other observer - Sara Shane. Documentation received with this report included 1 sketch.

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

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

2013-19; adult of unknown gender, 29 September 2013, McPherson State Fishing Lake, McPherson County, reported by Mark Land, documented by photographs. First reported on September 15th it was last reported on November 24th and seen by many observers during its stay. Second state record.

Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius)

2015-16; 1 adult, 8 to 10 May 2015, Scott Lake State Park, Scott County, reported by Christopher Lituma also by Brandon Percival and Bryan White and many observers, documented with photographs. First state record for Kansas and will be added to the KOS Checklist.

Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)

99-18; 1 adult; 4 May 1999; Cimarron National Grassland, Middle Spring, Morton Co; submitted by Dan Mulhern and Jerry Horak.

2001-51; 1 adult; 22 September 2001; mouth of Timber Canyon, Scott State Park, Scott Co; submitted by Tom Shane.

Gray Vireo (Vireo vicinior)

96-39; 1 adult; 5 May 1996; Elkhart, Morton Co; Ted Cable, Mike Rader, Scott Seltman, and mob.; photos. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to the KOS Checklist.

2014-10; adult of unknown gender, shelter belt in Elkhart, Morton County, reported by Will Chatfield-Taylor, also seen by many observers, documented with photographs. Second state record.

Cassin's Vireo (Vireo cassinii)

93-16; 1; 4 September 1993; North fork of the Cimarron River, Morton Co; Mick McHugh and mob. This documentation was not circulated when first received. The record was reviewed in 1997 because of the elevation of this former Solitary Vireo subspecies to full species status by the A.O.U.

99-37; 1 adult; 11 September 1999; near the Cimarron River, Morton Co; submitted by Mick McHugh, other observers included Lisa Edwards, Galen Pittman, and Sebastian Patti.

2002-31; 1 basic plumage, 22 September 2002, north fork of Cimarron River (Morton County), reported by Mick McHugh, other observers included Galen Pittman & Mark Corder.

2008-24; one adult, 20 September 2008, in the Elkhart Cemetery, Morton County, reported by Mark Land, also seen by Matt Gearheart, Nic Allen, and Jon King.

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus)

2004-21; 1 adult male, 18 May 2004, Elkhart shelterbelt north of the cemetery (Morton County) reported by Steven Mlodinow and Paul Lehman.  First non specimen state record since species was split from Solitary Vireo in 1997.

2008-25; one first year bird, 20 September 2008, in the Elkhart Cemetery, Morton County, reported by Mark Land, also seen by Matt Gearheart, Nic Allen, and Jon King.

2010-10; three of unknown age and gender, 10-11 May 2010, Elkhart  shelterbelt 10 May, cemetery  and Tunnerville Work Station 11 May (Morton County), reported by David Wiggins.  The 11 May birds also observed by Ted Cable; documented by photographs.

2012-28; 4 September 2012, one of unknown age and gender, Scott Lake State Park, Timber Canyon Campground, Scott County, reported by Tom Ewert.

2012-30; 20 September 2012, one of unknown gender, low-water bridge on the Smoky Hill River located on Road 240, about 2 miles west of Russell Springs, Logan County, reported by Pete Janzen, also seen by Tom Ewert and Robert Reed, documented with photographs.

Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)

2000-66; approx. 100; 22 September 2000; Boy Scout Camp along Cimarron River, Morton Co; submitted by Sebastian Patti, other observers included Eric Preston, Mark Corder, Lisa Edwards, Bob Fisher, Chet Gresham, Chris Hobbs, and Brandon Percival; 2 photos (Preston).

2003-34; 15+ unknown age, 2 December 2002 through 12 May 2003, bird feeders at a residence in St. Francis (Cheyenne County), reported by Raymond and Bonnie Armknecht.  A small flock of Pinyon Jays ranging from three to over fifteen birds visited this feeder during the winter and spring of 2002/2003.

Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)

2003-8;, 1 adult, 9 February 2003, residential yard in Meade (Meade County), reported by Pete Janzen, other observers included Kevin Groeneweg, Dan and Charlene Ackerman and Tom Flowers.  1 photo was submitted with the report.

Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)

97-07; 1; 4 February 1997; Ulysses, Grant Co; Chris Hobbs, Sebastian Patti, and Galen Pittman; sketches.

Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)

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

97-18; 15+, possibly nesting; 19 April 1997; near Galena, Cherokee Co; Mark Corder; video. Sixth state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

99-30; 2; 2 May 1999; downtown Coffeyville, Montgomery Co; Galen Pittman. Seventh state record.

99-31; 3-4; 2 May 1999; Little Caney River, Chautauqua Co; Galen Pittman. Eighth state record.

2000-17; 1 adult; 30 April 2000; Marais des Cygne WA, Linn Co; submitted by Mick McHugh, other observers included Steve Fretwell, Galen Pittman, Richard Rucker, and David Seibel. Ninth state record.

2000-45; 11;9 April 2000; three locations in Montgomery County; submitted by Chet Gresham, other observers included Tyler Hicks; video. Tenth state record.

2002-3; 1; adult basic plumage; 03-Feb-2002, tributary of Mud Creek, NE Douglas County (Douglas County), reported by Mark Robbins. This is a very early seasonal record for this species, which normally arrives in Kansas and neighboring states in March or April. Eleventh state record.

2003-15; 1 unknown age, 20 April 2003, Elk City Wildlife Area (Montgomery County), reported by Michael Patten, other observer – Brenda Smith-Patten.  Twelfth state record.

2004-40; 1 unknown age, 1 June2004, heard in the Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area (Linn County) by Bill Busby. Thirteenth state record

2006-14; two adults, 30 April 2006, in rural Douglas County, northeast of Lawrence, reported by Mark Robbins.  This is the northern most record of this species to date.  Fourteenth state record.

Common Raven (Corvus corax)

97-50; 3; 8 November 1997; Point of Rocks, Morton Co; Sebastian Patti and Mike Rader. First confirmed record of this formerly common and extirpated species in Kansas since very early in the 20th century.

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

99-46; 1; 18 December 1999; River Pond below Tuttle Reservoir, Pottawatomie Co; Submitted by Ted Cable, other observers included Pat Freeman, Doris Burnett, Bob Broyles, Paul Weidhaas, and Chod Hedinger.

Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)

2012-08; 4 April 2012, one of unknown gender, Hain State Fishing Lake, Ford County, reported by Mike Rader.

2012-09; 8 April 2012, one adult male, Lake Lenexa, Lenexa, Johnson County, reported by Chris Hobbs.

Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva)

2001-30; 1 immature in molt; 14 July 2001; Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; submitted by Sebastian Patti and Chris Hobbs, other observers included Ted Cable, Mike Rader, Scott Seltman, Charles Anderson, Dan Gish, and Don Vannoy; video (Cable) First state record, added to KOS Checklist.

2001-33; 1 adult in alternate plumage; 26 July 2001; Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; submitted by Bob Fisher. Second state record.

2001-53; 2; 27 September 2001; Ackley Lake, Finney Co; submitted by Tom Shane and Marie Osterbuhr; photos. Third state record.

2005-11; two immature, 14 July 2005, at a city park in Shawnee (Johnson County), reported by Mark Land.  Fourth state record.

2005-16; one immature, 2 August 2005, at a wastewater treatment pond in Ford County, observed by Mick McHugh.  Also seen by Sebastian Patti, Galen Pittman and David Seibel.  Fifth state record. 

2009-17; one adult, one juvenile, 29 July 2009 Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (Barton County), reported by Eugene Young, also observed by Max Thompson, Mark Robbins, and Jonathan King. Sixth state record.

2009-22; one adult 28 May 2009, two adults 17 June 2009, two adults 2 July 2009, two adults and a juvenile 22 July 2009, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (Barton County), reported by Rob Penner, also observed by Keith Reif on 28 May. Seventh state record.

2012-16; 1 June 2012, one adult of unknown gender, SE 120th Street at intersection with SE 140thAvenue, 3.5 miles east of the town of Isabel, Pratt County, reported by Pete Janzen. Eighth state record.

2013-14; adult of unknown gender, 7 July 2013, Dighton water treatment ponds, Lane County, reported by Kevin Groeneweg, documented with a photograph. Ninth state record.

Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)

2000-69; 1 adult; 7-9 November 2000; residence in Garden City, Finney Co; submitted by Tom Shane, other observers included Sara Shane.

[Juniper Titmouse] (Baeolophus ridgwayi)

2000-68; 1 adult; 7 October 2000; Boy Scout Camp along Cimarron River, Morton Co; submitted by Sebastian Patti. First state record. Added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

2001-04; 1 adult; 30 September 2000; 2 mi. north, 5 miles east of K-27 bridge near Boy Scout area, Cimarron National Grassland, Morton Co; submitted by Scott Seltman.  This individual is assumed to be the same bird as described in KBRC # 2000-68.

2001-03; 1 adult; 31 December 2000; 300 yards west of Point of Rocks ponds, Cimarron National Grasslands, Morton Co; submitted by Jethro Runco, other observers included Lindsay Peter. Second state record

Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

2008-05; four adult males, 5 January 2008 to 6 January 2008, at the Lee Richardson Zoo, Garden City, Finney County, reported by Tom Shane, Sara Shane, Doug Floto and Dan LaShelle.  Documented with one photograph.

Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)

97-54; 1; 25 December 1997-24 January 1998; Mission Hills, Johnson Co; Mick McHugh, Chris Hobbs, Roger McNeill, and Mike Whited, and mob; photos. First state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to the KOS Checklist.

Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus)

98-39; 1 adult; 29 October 1945-8 April 1946; Warkentine Mill, Harvey Co; submitted by Dwight Platt on behalf of Alma Ruth and Ruth Rose. This bird was added to the KOS Checklist in 1992 based on KBRC #92-50.  In 1998, Dwight Platt submitted a transcript of Alma Ruth's notes with her description of the bird and its song.  The KBRC accepted the sight record posthumously in 1998. First State Record.

92-50; 1; 6 September 1992; Cimarron River, Morton Co; Richard Parker, Steve Crawford, and Tom Shane; photos. Second state record, verified with physical evidence. Added to the KOS Checklist.

94-07; 1; 30 December 1993; near Scott State Lake, Scott Co; Richard Rucker and Tom Shane; photo. Third state record.

96-04; 1; 25 November 1995; Point of Rocks, Morton Co; Mike and Ellen Rader. Fourth state record.

Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus)

2015-21; 1 of unknown age, 20 December 2014, Scott Lake State Park, Scott County, reported by Jeff Calhoun also seen by Henry Armknecht, documented with video and audio recording. First state record for Kansas and will be added to the KOS Checklist.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)

2004-49; 1 unknown age, 14 December 2004, observed with a mixed flock at Nelson Island (Johnson County) by Terry Swope.  An unusual late season record.

[Northern Wheatear] (Oenanthe oenanthe)

97-19; 1 adult male; 5 April 1997; Cheyenne Co; Daniel and Lynn Busse and Dale Henderson. First state record. Added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)

97-49; 1 adult female; 8 November 1997; Point of Rocks, Morton Co; Sebastian Patti. Third state record.

2001-08; 2 adult males; 16 December 2000; two locations: one on Big creek, FHSU campus and one at Frontier Park, Hays, Ellis Co; submitted by Greg Farley, other observers included William Stark. Fourth state record.

2006-04; one adult female, 23 March 2006 at the Cimarron National Grasslands (Morton County), reported by Sidra Blake.  Fifth state record.

2008-10; one adult female, 5 November 1996, in a suburban yard in Garden City, Finney County, reported by Tom Shane, also seen by Sara Shane.  Documented with one photograph.  This is the sixth record of this species in Kansas but the first record to be substantiated with physical evidence, thus removing it from hypothetical status.

Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)

97-42; 1 adult female; 27 October 1997: Elkhart, Morton Co; Ruth and Lawrence Smith.

2004-50; 1 adult female, 18 December 2004, Wichita-Valley Center Floodway (Sedgwick County) by Brian Addis and Pete Janzen.

2005-01; one female, 8 November 2004 in a suburban yard in Topeka, (Shawnee County) by Joanne Brier and Jim Brier.

2011-23; male, 30 October, 2011, located about two miles south of Kinsley, Edwards County, reported by Henry Armknecht.

Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)

2000-73; 1; 1 December 1993-1 January 1994; residence in Pratt, Pratt Co; submitted by Ken Brunson, other observers included Jane Queal, Bob Hartmann, and Mike Blair; photo, (Blair).

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

2001-01; 1 adult; 25 December 2000; near Quivira NWR visitor center, Stafford Co; submitted by Galen Pittman.

Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens)

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

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

94-25; 1; 25-30 September 1994; Garden City, Finney Co; Leonard Rich and Tom Shane; photo. Third state record.

2005-21; 1; 22 September 2005, along the Cimarron River northeast of Elkhart (Morton County), reported by Sebastian Patti. First Kansas sighting since 1994.  Fourth state record.

Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)

2002-4; 1 adult male, molting into alternate plumage, 22-Jan-2002 and 15-Mar-2002, rural backyard NW of Linn (Washington County), reported by Warren Buss. Documentation submitted with this report included digital videos (taken on two separate occasions). First state record, verified with physical evidence, added to the state checklist.  

[Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch] (Leucosticte tephrocotis)

2006-25; one adult male, 22 October 2006 at a bridge over White Woman Creek in eastern Greeley County, reported by Henry Armknecht.  This is the first record for this species in Kansas and will be added to the KOS checklist as hypothetical status.

Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)

2004-46; 2 adult males, 2 adult females, 27 November 2004, observed in a cedar windbreak in Ulysses (Grant County) by Mark Corder and others on .  Record accompanied by photographs.

Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii)

97-21; 3 males and 5 females, in a flock; 8 December 1996; Wilburton crossing of the Cimarron River, Morton Co; Pete Janzen and Jim Nickel.

2015-26; 1 adult female, 8 January 2014, rural residence near Partridge, Reno County, reported by Andrew Miller, also seen by Bryant Miller, documented with photographs. Easternmost record in Kansas.

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

97-43 & 97-47; 1 adult male; 10-18 November 1997; Olathe, Johnson Co; Debarah Arnett and Chris Hobbs, and mob; photo.

2002-23; 1; basic-plumaged female, 16-Apr-2002, residential backyard, Garden City (Finney County), reported by Tom Shane, other observers included Sara Shane. Documentation submitted with this report included 2 photos.

Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)

92-35; 1; 7 January 1978; Topeka, Shawnee Co; submitted by KBRC secretary on behalf of Eugene Lewis and Malia Weide; photo. Seventh state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

96-24; 1; 1 June 1996; near Lenexa, Johnson Co; Louis and Jane Betros; photos. Eighth state record.

2003-6; 1 adult male, 10 May 2002, residential yard in Garden City (Finney County), reported by Tom and Sara Shane.  Report was accompanied by a photo.  Ninth state record.

2003-32; 1 adult male, 26 May 2003, residential yard in Garden City (Finney County), reported by Cindy Elliott, other observers – Jeff and Katie Elliott. Tenth state record.

2004-27; 1 male adult, 25 July 2004, urban yard at feeders in northeast Wichita (Sedgwick County) reported by Carolyn Schwab.  Additional cited observers: Lewis Rogers, Bill and Nancy Beard, Cheryl Miller and Bob Gress.  Record submitted with photographs.  Eleventh state record.

2004-30; 1 adult male, 18 August 2004 to 19 August 2004 at feeders in urban yard, Olathe (Johnson County) reported by Mark Corder, also observed by Elaine Corder.  Submitted with photographs.  Twelfth state record.

2005-28; one adult male, 29 May 2005 to 4 Jun 2005 at a feeder in Garden City (Finney County), reported by Tom Shane, also seen by Sara Shane.  Documented with three photographs.  Thirteenth state record

2009-25; one adult of the black backed form, 27 July to 2 September 2009, feeder in Wichita (Sedgwick County), reported by Steve Comeau documented with photographs. Fourteenth state record.

2013-24; adult male in transitional light phase plumage, 15 December 2013, three miles north of Baldwin City, Douglas County, reported by William Busby. Fifteenth state record.

Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)

94-14; 1 adult; 9 July 1994; near Marais des Cygne Wildlife Area, Linn Co; Lloyd Moore. Documentation not reviewed initially, but circulated and accepted in 1997. This is the first documented summer record of this species in Kansas since early in the 20th century.

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)

2015-25; 1 immature female, 24 August 2015, near Arlington, Reno County, reported by Andrew Miller, also seen by Michael Miller, Anthony Miller, and Bryant Miller, documented with photographs. A westerly record in Kansas.

Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)

92-38; 1; 14-25 June 1992; near Elk City Lake, Montgomery Co; Edwin Miller and Bob Gress; photo. Sixth state record.

97-08; 1 adult; 7 May 1996; Wichita, Sedgwick Co; John Northrup. Seventh state record.

2010-03; one of unknown age and gender, 5 May 2009, Garden City backyard, (Finney  County), reported by Marie Osterbuhr; documented by photographs. Eighth state record.

Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)

2002-7; 1; basic plumage, early February through mid-March 2002, suburban backyard, visiting a suet feeder (Pottawatomie County), reported by Kimberly With, and Greg Schrock. This species typically spends the winter well to the south of Kansas.

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae)

93-11; 1; 9 May 1993; Overland Park, Johnson Co; Barbara Buehler. 11th state record.

99-29; 1 adult male; 8 July 1999; Estes Draw, Fort. Riley, Geary Co; submitted by Amy McAndrews and Zoey Meissner; banded. 12th state record.

99-39; 1 adult female; 4 September 1999; Boy Scout Camp, Morton Co; submitted by Robert Fisher 13th state record.

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis)

92-33; 1; 23-24 May 1992; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Dan LaShelle. Seventh state record.

95-24; 1; 29 May 1995; near Edwardsville, Wyandotte Co; Lloyd Moore. Eighth state record.

95-25; 1; 26 May 1995; Marais des Cygne Wildlife Area, Linn Co; David Seibel. Ninth state record.

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)

91-04; 1; 14 April 1991; Garden City, Finney Co; Sara and Tom Shane; photos

97-34; 1 immature; 20 July 1997; near Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Mick McHugh. There are very few documented breeding records of this species in Kansas.

99-15; 1 subadult female, 30 April 1999; hedgerow in the east edge of Kinsley, Edwards Co; submitted by Mick McHugh, other observers included Chris Hobbs, Sebastian Patti, and Galen Pittman.

2000-27; 1 male; 7 May 2000; Johnson County Arboretum, Johnson Co; submitted by Dan Larson, other observers included Dan Gish and Joe Harrington.

2000-28; 1 male; 6 May 2000; backyard in Manhattan, Riley Co; submitted by Alan Selig

2000-46; 1 adult female; 31 May 2000; Fort Riley, south of Kansas River near confluence, Geary Co; submitted by Dave Rintoul, other observers included Jethro Runco, Joseph Rintoul, Ellen Welti, and Patricia Yeager; 2 photos, banded.

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)

2000-03; 1 male; 30 January 2000; birdbath in yard at 1506 Crescent, Lawrence, Douglas Co; submitted by Phil Wedge, other observers included Bob Antonio, Jan Conrad, and Roy Wedge; photo.

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)

2001-41; 1 adult in basic plumage; 1 September 2001; shelterbelt near Elkhart sewage ponds, Morton Co; submitted by Matt Gearheart and mob; video and photos. A very rare fall migrant in the interior of the country.

2011-18; unknown age and gender in non-breeding plumage, 25 August, 2011, near the Clinton State Park overlook, Douglas County, reported by Jon King. Although this species is a common migrant in the spring, it is an extremely rare fall migrant through the interior of the United States.

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)

2000-29; 1 male; 5 May 2000; Marais des Cygne WA, Linn Co; submitted by Mick McHugh.

2000-30; 1 male; 5 May 2000;Wichita, Sedgwick Co; submitted by Carolyn Schwab, other observers included Bert McClard, Chet Gresham, Pete Janzen, Rick Goodrich, Harry Gregory, and Cheryl Miller.

2000-33; 1 male; 6-7 May 2000; Wichita, Sedgwick Co; submitted by Harry Gregory, other observers included Sharron Gregory, Chet Gresham, Art Weigand, Pete Janzen, Cheryl Miller, and Rick Goodrich.

2000-40; 1 male;13 May 2000; Shunganunga nature trail in Topeka, Shawnee Co; submitted by Joanne Brier.

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)

98-10; 1 adult female; 6 January 1998; access road to Rock Creek Park, Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker.

99-47; 1 , 18 December 1999; Pfeil Creek, Riley Co; submitted by Ted Cable and Fred Freeman.

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)

99-14; 1 adult male, 20 April 1999; residential area in Topeka, Shawnee Co; Dan Gish.

99-28; 1 adult male, 6 June 1999; Horse Thief Canyon, Kanopolis Park, Ellsworth Co; submitted by Chris Smith, and Alexandra Latham.

2001-31; 1 adult male; 21 May-9 July 2001; Ft. Riley, Geary Co; submitted by Dan Hegarty; photos.

2004-47; 1 adult male, 30 October 2004 thru 27 November 2004, Wichita’s Oak Park (Sedgwick County) by Paul E. Griffin. Documented with photographs.  A very late season record and quite far west in the state.

Black-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens)

99-41; 1 adult; 16-17 October 1999; farm pond outflow, Harvey Co; Carolyn Schwab and Bob Dester.

2004-04; 1 unknown age male, 15 September 2002, Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita (Sedgwick County) reported by Pete Janzen.  An uncommon eastward sighting of this western US warbler.

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)

96-21; 1; 13 September 1995; Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Pete Janzen.

Painted Redstart (Myioborus pictus)

2000-15; 1 adult; 5 April 2000; near Headquarters at Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; submitted by C. Fred Zeillemaker, other observers included Melly Zeillemaker. First state record, added to the KOS Checklist with hypothetical status.

2003-39; 1 adult, 23 June 2003, Coldwater Lake near Coldwater (Comanche County), reported by Jo Lloyd.  This bird was present for several days allowing additional reports to be filed by Leon Hicks (2003-39A, 23-Jun-2003) and Kevin Groeneweg (2003-39B, 24-Jun-2003).  Additional observers reported by these individuals included Patricia Seibert, Virginia Seibert, Vicki Hatfield, Scott Seltman, and Pete Janzen.  Numerous photographs were submitted with these reports allowing the KBRC to remove this species from the hypothetical list.  Second state record.

2011-11; adult male, 4 May, 2011, Picnic grounds, K-27 and Cimarron River in Cimarron National Grasslands, Morton County, reported by Max Thompson, photo documentation by Thompson, originally found by Ruth Grant and Howard Schwartz. Third state record.

2014-32; adult, 16 October 2014, adult, Smoky Hill River South of Wilson, Ellsworth County, reported by Dave Klema, documented with a photograph. Forth state record.

2015-20; 1 adult male, 29 April 2015, Ford County State Fishing Lake, Ford County, reported by Jeff Calhoun, documented with photograph and video. Fifth state record.

Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)

98-37; 2 males, singing; 1 May 1998; Swartz Canyon, Comanche Co; Bill Busby and mob.

99-25; 1 adult; 29 May-6 June 1999; observation overlook, Tuttle Creek Dam, Riley Co; submitted by Rick Schmid, other observers included Betty Grenon, Mark Armstrong, Judy Troutman, Terry Swirczek, Howard Mattix, Sue Mattix, Don Maas, Neil Falzgraf, Georgianne Meyers and Lowell Johnson.

Canyon Towhee (Melozone fuscus)

94-06; 1; 8 January 1975; near Elkhart, Morton Co; Mick McHugh; photo. First record verified with physical evidence.  Hypothetical status removed.

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

98-17; 1 in 1st basic plumage, 13 January 1998; visiting a feeder at a residence on the east side of Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Pottawatomie Co; Dave Rintoul and Doris Burnett; 4 photos.

2010-04; one adult of unknown age in basic plumage,28 January 2010, University of Kansas Campus (Douglas  County), reported by Jonathan King.

2015-01; 1 adult of unknown gender, 13 January 2015, Shawnee Mission Park, Johnson County, reported by Brett Budach.

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)

92-53; 1; 11 September 1992; Cimarron River, Morton Co; Mark Corder. Fifth state record.

92-62; 1; 5-6 December 1992; Overland Park, Johnson Co Chris Hobbs and Lloyd Moore; photo. Sixth state record.

96-17; 2; 4 May 1996; near the Cimarron River, Morton Co; Jerry Horak. Seventh state record

98-38; 1 adult; 10 March 1998; yard of Paul Griffin, 814 Spaulding, Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Paul Griffin and Dan Kilby; 2 photos. Eighth state record.

2008-15; one adult, 16 April 2008 to 18 April 2008, in a suburban backyard in Garden City, Finney County, reported by Tom and Sara Shane.  Documented with three photographs.  Ninth state record.

Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii)

91-20; 1; 13 April 1991; near Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker.

2011-12; presumed adult male, 2 July and 4 July, 2011, located singing in a field at Lehigh, Marion County, reported by Tristen Weinbrenner, documented with field notes. A very unusual summer record.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

91-03; 1; 1-7 January 1989; Scott Lake Park, Scott Co; Tom and Sara Shane; photos. Eighth state record, first record verified with physical evidence. Hypothetical status removed.

93-02; 1; 22 December 1993; near Perry, Jefferson Co; Richard Rucker. Ninth state record.

94-08; 1; 30 December 1993; Camp Christy, Scott Co; Richard Rucker. Tenth state record.

95-09; 1; 3 January 1995; Melvern Lake, Osage Co; Joanne Brier. 11th state record

96-02; 1; 20 October 1995; Kirwin NWR, Phillips Co; Richard Rucker. 12th state record.

96-03; 1; 1 January 1996; near Marais des Cygne WA, Linn Co; Mick McHugh. 13th state record.

97-24; 1 adult; 4 May 1997; Elkhart, Morton Co; Ruth and Lawrence Smith. 14th state record.

98-04; 1 adult; 21 December 1997; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Bunnie Watkins. 15th state record.

98-18;2; 3 January 1998; behind Gigot Irrigation, South Star Route, Garden City, Finney Co; Marie Osterbuhr, Tom Shane, and Sara Shane; 4 photos. 16th state record.

2000-02; 1 adult male; 25 January 2000; east nature trail, Wolf Creek power plant, Coffey Co; submitted by Marvin Schwilling. 17th state record.

2002-11; 1 immature (first-winter plumage)/unknown sex, 9-Mar-2002, brush along a gravel road (Linn County), reported by Mick McHugh. 18th state record.

2003-18; 1 adult, 27 April 2003, east of Little Salt Marsh, Quivira NWR (Stafford County), reported by Gregg Friesen.  19th state record.

2003-66; 3 adults in basic plumage, 3 December 2003, Rock Creek Bridge on US Highway 56, east of Council Grove (Morris County), reported by Russell Japuntich. 20tht state record.

2007-11; one adult, 9 March 2007, Stockdale area of Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Riley County, reported by Lowell Johnson and Cory Gregory.  21st state record.

Hepatic Tanager (Piranga flava)

2006-05; one adult male, 22 April 2006, in the shelterbelt north of the Elkhart Cemetery (Morton County), reported by Pete Janzen, Jan Cornelius, and Jerry Martin.  This is the first record for this species in Kansas and will be added to the KOS checklist as hypothetical status.

2014-11; male, 11 May 2014, Elkhart Cemetery, Morton County, reported by Will Chatfield-Taylor, also observed by Jeff Calhoun, documented with photographs.  Second state record. First with documentation and will be removed from the hypothetical list.

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)

94-12; 1; 24 June 1994; near Elmdale, Chase Co; Mick McHugh.

2004-05; 1 first basic plumage male, 31 January 2004, Manhattan residence at a bird bath (Riley County) reported by Dave Rintoul with photographs.  A rare winter record for the state.

Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus)

93-17; 1; 2 January 1993; Elkhart, Morton Co; Sebastian Patti and JoAnn Garrett; photos. Second state record.

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

95-15; 1; 2 February 1995; Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Dale Roark; photos. Fourth state record.

95-17 & 95-23; 1; 1-22 April 1995; near Marais des Cygne Wildlife Area, Linn Co; Mick McHugh, Greg Griffith, and Lloyd Moore. Fifth state record.

2000-26; 1 adult male; 25 April 2000; feeder in yard near Dodge City, Ford Co; submitted by Joyce Davis. Sixth state record.

2000-35; 1 adult female; 19 May 2000; east side of Quivira NWR, Stafford Co; submitted by Lou Winterfield, other observers included Barb Winterfield. Seventh state record.

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)

2008-30, one immature male, 20 December 2008, in Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, reported by Cheryl Miller.  Documented with one photograph by Mike Heaney.  First winter record for Kansas.  A very rare winter record of this species from the interior US.

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

2002-2; 1 adult male (basic plumage), 5-Jan through 10-Jan-2002, urban backyard, Wichita (Sedgwick County), reported by Margaret Clemence, other observers included Don Clemence, Virgil Stukey, Thelma Stukey, Dean Palmer & Diana Palmer. Documentation submitted with this report included 3 photos. While this species is a common summer resident in Kansas, most winter in South America.  

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)

2014-08a; adult male in breeding plumage, 30 April 2014, private residence, Lawrence, Douglas County, reported by Kathy McDowell, documented with photographs. Based on plumage this bird is from the eastern Mexican nominate subspecies.   First state record for Kansas and will be added to the state checklist.  

Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)

2015-27; 1 sub-adult male, 28 May 2015, rural intersection in central Kiowa County, reported by Jay Newton. Second state record.


RECORDS NOT ACCEPTED

Taiga Bean-Goose (Anser fabalis)

2014-01; 1 of unknown age and gender, 25 January 2014, Minooka Point, Wilson Lake, Russell County. Although members recognize this record as a Bean Goose the question of provenance exists.

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

99-09; 1 adult; 21 March 1999; Evans Creek arm of Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Origin questionable. This species is commonly kept in captivity, and there are several waterfowl fanciers in the Perry Lake area who keep Mute Swans.

2004-19; 1 adult, 8 May 2004 in Pool 8 of the McPherson Wetlands (McPherson County).  Origin of the bird is in question.

2008-21; 4 unknown age, 8 August 2008, Stockdale Cove, Tuttle Creek Lake, Riley County.  Origin of these birds is in question.

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

96-25; 1; 25 May-4 June 1996; Perry Lake, Jefferson Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate Tundra Swan.

Falcated Duck (Anas falcate)

2004-01; 1 adult male, 1 January 2004, at a pond in Topeka (Shawnee County). Insufficient details to rule out other Anas species and given the rarity of this species in North America, origin of the bird would have to be questioned.

Garganey (Anas querquedula)

2007-25; one adult, 29 July 2007 at a Reno county playa lake.  Insufficient details to separate from other teal or to rule out a hybrid.

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

95-12; 1; 22 December 1994; Overbrook sewage ponds, Osage Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

2013-21; juvenile/immature male, 1 November 2013, Scott State Lake, Scott County, the photos and details provided could not eliminate a Ring-necked Duck.

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)

2008-02; one adult female, 6 January 2008 at Kanopolis Lake, Ellsworth County.  Insufficient details to separate from Common Goldeneye or Common x Barrows Goldeneye hybrid.

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.

Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)

96-38; 16 November 1996; Cheney Reservoir, Kingman Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate Western Grebe.

2012-11; two of unknown age and gender, 28 April 2012, Horsethief Reservoir, Hodgeman County. The photos received with this report were of two Western Grebes (Aechmophorus occidentalis).

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

98-48;1; 20 July 1998; Kinsley, Edwards Co; Identification uncertain, insufficient details to eliminate Ringed Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia risoria) or a hybrid

99-10; 1 adult; 28 March 1999; feeder in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co; Identification questionable. Vocalizations were not heard, and description did not eliminate Ringed Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia risoria)

2001-17; 1; adult; 13 April 2001; Residence in Olathe, Johnson Co; . Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate Ringed Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia risoria).

Common Ground-dove (Columbina passerine)

2009-27; two juveniles, 17 September to 30 September 2009 in a yard in Clifton (Washington County), insufficient description was supplied to separate from other doves.

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)

93-20; 2; 14 September 1993; near Colby, Thomas Co; video; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)

96-01; 1; 9 October 1995; Olathe, Johnson Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Blue-throated Hummingbird (Lampornis clemenciae)

2012-29; 19 July 2012, one adult male, in a backyard, Russell, Russell County. Documentation did not provide enough details necessary for this potential first state record. (This is the second undocumented record for this species in Kansas- Bulletin Editor.)

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)

2005-22; 1; 13 August 2005 to 18 August 2005 in Wichita (Sedgwick County).  Insufficient details to separate this species from the very similar Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

2005-36; one adult female, 8 August 2005 to 10 August 2005 in Larned (Pawnee County).  Insufficient details to separate this species from the very similar Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

2007-03; one immature female, 18 August 2006, Oak Park, Wichita, Sedgwick County.  Insufficient details to separate from closely related Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

2005-23; one immature female, 10 September 2005 in Wichita (Sedgwick County).  Insufficient details to separate this species from similar hummingbird species.

2007-06; one immature female, 1 September-3 September 2006, Wichita, Sedgwick County.  Insufficient details to separate from a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  Photographs not conclusive.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)

96-19; 1; 20 May 1996; St. John, Stafford Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

98-01; 1 adult female, 20-30 August 1997; Larned, Pawnee Co; 2 photos. This record was voted on, but was recirculated and was ultimately determined to be either a Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) or a Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), but not a Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Record was rejected on the second vote.

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)

2002-41; 1 unknown age/female from 8-Sep-2001 through 13-Sep-2001, backyard in Wichita (Sedgwick County). The description provided for this report did not provide enough detail to rule out the possibility of other Selasphorus species.

White-eared Hummingbird (Basilinna leucotis)

2010-14: one adult female, 3 September 2005, Wichita backyard (Sedgwick County). A photo obtained of a distant hummingbird became so grainy and blurry upon enlargement that the Committee felt it could not accept this potential first state record based on the photograph obtained. The written report is mainly based on interpretation of the photograph and does not eliminate all other possibilities.

Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)

2014-25; three of unknown age and gender, 10 July 2014, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford County. The details provided did not eliminate other similar species of plover.

Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

2000-39; 1; 13 May 2000; marsh north of Red Bud Acres, Riley Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)

2012-27; 15 to 17 of unknown gender, 25 August 2012, Kansas State University Beef Cattle Research Center lagoon, Manhattan, Kansas; Riley County. The details provided did not eliminate similar appearing shorebirds.

2012-35; one of unknown age and gender in alternate plumage, 4 July 2012, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford County. The details provided did not eliminate similar appearing shorebirds.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus)

99-50; 1 in basic plumage, 27 April 1999; Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate other similar species.

Ruff (Calidris pugnax)

2013-20; juvenile female, 13 October 2013, Big Salt Marsh, Quivira NWR, Stafford County. The details and photos provided did not eliminate other Calidris sandpipers that could be confused with a Ruff.

2015-33; 1 adult of unknown gender, 29 August 2015, Elk City Lake, Montgomery County, accompanied by one photograph. Insufficient details to separate from other Calidris sandpipers.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

92-02; 1; 28 December 1991; Lake Olathe, Johnson Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

2001-54; 10 adults; 3 November 2001; near Perry Lake Dam, Jefferson Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

2013-02; immature of unknown gender, 2 February 2012, Perry Reservoir, Jefferson County. The details provided did not eliminate other similar gulls.

2013-08; immature of unknown gender, 4 September 1995, Quivira NWR, Big Salt Marsh along NE 170 St., Stafford County. The details provided did not eliminate other similar gulls.

Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

91-39; 1; 29 November 1991; Milford Lake, Geary Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Mew Gull (Larus canus)

91-40; 1; 7 December 1991; John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

92-05; 1; 4 December 1991; Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Riley and Pottawatomie Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

2000-13; 1; 9 February 2000; Shawnee Mission Park, Johnson Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species, including atypical plumages of Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis).

2015-32; 1 adult, 18 November 2014, Sandpit near Hutchinson, Reno County. Description and photographs did not rule out similar gull species.

Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)

2000-47; 1; 1 March 2000; sandpit at 29th St. N and West St., Wichita, Sedgwick 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.

2000-09; 1; 24 January-12 February 2000; various spots in west Wichita, landfill, K96 bridge etc., Sedgwick Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.  Accompanying video and the written report contained inconsistencies which did not match up well.

2001-57; 1 immature, 26-28 November 2001; Melvern Lake outlet park, Osage Co; Although extensively documented with photographs, insufficient details to eliminate other species such as Thayer’s Gull, or a hybrid.

2002-5; 1 immature basic plumage, 23 February 2002, outlet area of John Redmond Reservoir (Coffey County). Identification of immature gulls in this species complex is difficult, and the description provided did not provide enough detail to rule out other possible identifications.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

95-04; 1; 8 January 1995; Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate Herring Gull.

96-12; 1; 26 December 1996; Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Pottawatomie Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

2001-11; 1 adult in winter plumage, 11 February 2001; sandpit lake at corner of 29th and West St in Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

2001-12; 1 adult; 19 February 2001; El Dorado Lake, Butler Co;. Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Slaty-backed Gull (Larus schistisagus)

2014-04; adult in winter plumage of unknown gender, 2 February 2014, Cheney Reservoir, Reno County. The details and photographs did not eliminate other similar gull species.

Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)

2000-10;1; 12 February 2000; landfill in Wichita, Sedgwick Co; . Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

2008-29;, one adult, 19 November 2008, Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Barton County.  Insufficient details to separate this species from similar species.

2013-05; winter adult of unknown gender 12 January 2013, Winfield City Lake, Cowley County. The details provided did not eliminate other large dark backed gulls.

Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus)

98-11; 1; 9 December 1997; Sundance area, Melvern Reservoir, Coffey Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate other similar species

Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)

92-17; 2; 31 August 1985; Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Barton Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus)

92-16; 1; 31 August 1985; Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Barton Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

2003-64; 1 immature/unknown sex, 9 November 2003 at Quivira NWR’s Big Salt Marsh, Stafford County.  The brief duration of sighting did not provide the viewer with adequate time to rule out other jaeger species.

Long-billed Murrelet (Brachyramphus perdix)

2011-24; adult in breeding or possible transition plumage, 25 November, 2011, Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Trego County. The brief views of an actively diving bird and the details provided did not rule out all other possible species for the Committee to accept this record.

“Alcid”

2007-35; one unknown age, 23 November 2007, Lake Wabaunsee, Wabaunsee County.  While most committee members were intrigued by the description given for this bird, all felt it was insufficient to differentiate which species it might be or if it was in fact an alcid.

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

98-08; 25 October 1997; dam area, Clinton Reservoir, Douglas Co; Identification uncertain, insufficient details to eliminate other species.

Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica)

2008-26; one unknown age, 10 October 2008, Perry Lake, Jefferson County.  Insufficient details to separate from Common Loon or Pacific Loon.

Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)

91-25; 1; 17 November 1990; Winfield City Lake, Cowley Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate Common Loon.

2012-33; one adult in breeding plumage of unknown gender, 25 October 2012, small pond east of Emporia, Lyon County. The details provided did not eliminate other loon species.

Band-rumped Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma castro)

2005-07; four birds observed on 18 July 2005 at Meade State Lake (Meade County).  Insufficient details to separate from similar species.

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)

97-35; 1 individual; 28 July 1997; Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Riley Co; Identification questionable; description of the bird was sketchy and had insufficient details to eliminate other large soaring species.

2010-07; one adult female in basic plumage, 1 April 2010, north of Bushton  (Ellsworth  County). A sighting of short duration with insufficient details provided to separate from a cormorant.

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

2010-07; one adult female in basic plumage, 1 April 2010, north of Bushton  (Ellsworth  County). A sighting of short duration with insufficient details provided to separate from a cormorant.

2015-17; 1 of unknown age, 13 May 2015, in flight near Kansas River, Johnson County. Details provided did not rule out any cormorant species.

Great Blue Heron, white morph (Ardea herodias)

2007-13; one adult, 14 April 2007 at a farm pond in Johnson County.  Insufficient details to separate from Great Egret.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

2012-10; 14 of unknown age and gender, 28 April 2012, Horsethief Reservoir, Hodgeman County. The details necessary to separate the Plegadis species are not provided. The birds identifiable in the documenting photograph are White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi).

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

2000-48; 2; 13 May 2000; levee trail along Kansas River, Manhattan, Riley Co; This fascinating report was accompanied by 2 photos which depicted a bird structurally (tail and head proportions) identical to turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), with dark wings having lighter patches in the primaries similar to Black Vulture. Based on the structure of the bird, it was concluded that these two birds were melanistic Turkey Vultures.

2001-25; 3 individuals; 12 May 2001; Ford Co; Description was consistent with an identification of Turkey Vulture.

White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)

2012-15; 29 May 2012, one adult, Clinton State Park, Douglas County. The short duration of the sighting and the details provided did not eliminate other species that could be confused with White-tailed Kite.

2013-9; adult of unknown gender, 17 February 2014, approximately two miles north of Princeton on highway 59 south, Franklin County. The brief duration of the sighting and the details provided did not eliminate other potential species.

Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus)

2011-07; after hatch year immature, 10 April, 2011, at a shelterbelt near Elkhart, Morton County (see details of sighting in Raynor, E. J., T. T. Cable, and D. Wiggins, 2011. Common Black-Hawk: A Probable Kansas Record and Recent Range Expansion in the Southwestern U.S. Kansas Ornith. Soc. Bull. 62[4]:33-41). The report of this potential first state record contained too many generalizations and not enough detail of the plumage to eliminate all other possible juvenile raptors.

Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus)

2000-22; 1; 20 April 2000; ½ mile east of Artesian Corrals, Cimarron National Grassland, Morton Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

2007-07; one adult, 5 February 2007, near Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Barton County.  Insufficient details to confirm that this wasn’t another Buteo species.

Golden Eagle, (Aquila chrysaetos)

2006–03; one unknown age, 10-11 April 2006, observed in a Wichita residential back yard (Sedgwick County).  Based on photographs submitted with the record the bird appeared to be a Buteo, probably a dark phase Red-tailed Hawk.

Western Screech-Owl (Otus kennicottii)

91-15; 2; 9 April 1991; Along the Cimarron River, Morton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate Eastern Screech-Owl.

99-38; 1; 4 September 1999; Wilburton Crossing on the Cimarron River, Morton Co; Identification questionable. The bird was heard only and not seen.  An Eastern Screech-Owl (Otus asio) was observed in the same location a week later that was heard doing an unusual "western-sounding" call

Snowy Owl ((Nyctea scandiaca))

2015-10; 1 male of unknown age, 11 April 2015, Overland Park residence, Johnson County. Details provided did not rule out leucestic/albinistic hawk or large owl species.

Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquata)

99-36; 1 adult male; 14 August 1999; Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon).

Golden-fronted Woodpecker, (Melanerpes aurifrons)

2006-30; one adult male, spring 2005, observed at a rural residence in Brown County.  Insufficient details to separate from Red-bellied Woodpecker.

Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)

2003-47; 1 subadult/unknown sex, 24 June 03, along I-35 in Johnson County.  This species is not currently on the Kansas checklist.  The brief duration of the sighting and the distance from the bird did not allow adequate time to rule out other possible species and confirm identification.

Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus)

95-06; 1; 21 December 1994; Geary Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

98-56; 1; 14 October 1998; 3 mi. E of Tonganoxie, Leavenworth Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate other similar species

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)

98-52; 1 adult; 9 & 30 June 1998; Walla Walla Rd, west of Junction City, Geary Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate other flycatcher species

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)

97-41; 1; 20-21 September 1997; Elkhart, Morton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to conclusively eliminate other species of Empidonax flycatchers.

2001-45; 1 in fall plumage;15 September 2001;USFS Work Station, Cimarron National Grassland, Morton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to conclusively eliminate other species of Empidonax flycatchers.

2015-02; 1 of unknown age or gender, 1 September 2014, Clark State Fishing Lake, Clark County. Insufficient details to separate from other Empidonax flycatchers. Empidonax flycatchers in the fall are notoriously difficult to differentiate.

Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii)

2001-37; 2 adults; 1-2 September 2001; Cimarron National Grasslands, Morton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to conclusively eliminate other species of Empidonax flycatchers.

2001-46; 1 adult; 15 September 2001; Middle Spring, Cimarron National Grassland, Morton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to conclusively eliminate other species of Empidonax flycatchers.

2013-16; unknown gender and age, 1 September 2013, Elkhart Cemetery, Morton County. The details necessary to eliminate other Empidonax flycatchers were not noted on this bird.

Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)

92-18; 1; 5 September 1993; Cimarron River, Morton Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

2004-33; 1 adult, 5 September 2004 at Middle Spring in the Cimarron National Grasslands (Morton County).  Insufficient details to separate from other Empidonax flycatchers.

2004-35; 1 unknown age, 18 September 2004, observed in Garden City (Finney County) .  Insufficient details to separate from other Empidonax flycatchers.

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)

2009-29; one juvenile/immature of unknown gender, 13 September 2009, Cimarron National Grasslands, Cottonwood Picnic Grounds (Morton County), Although the committee felt this could have been a Black Phoebe insufficient details were provided to separate from a possible hybrid phoebe. Several Eastern x Black Phoebe hybrids have been found in nearby states.

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)

90-05; 1; 30 September 1990; Miami Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Cassin's Vireo (Vireo cassinii)

99-23; 1 adult; 7 May 1999; south side of Tuttle Creek River Pond, Pottawatomie Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius).

2004-36; 1 adult, 4 September 2004 observed in the Elkhart sewer ponds shelterbelt (Morton County).  Insufficient details to separate from Blue-headed Vireo.

2009-26; 19-20 September 2009, Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita (Sedgwick County).  This is one of the difficult identification challenges in Kansas. Light colored female or immature Blue-headed Vireos can look identical to Cassin’s Vireos in the field. The age of the bird must be taken into account for an accurate ID. This record was originally accepted by the committee. After a lengthy discussion it was decided that there was insufficient data to accept this record.

2014-15; adult of unknown gender, 5 May 2014, Elkhart cemetery, Morton County, documented with photographs. The details and photographs did not eliminate the extremely similar Blue-headed Vireo.

2014-16; one of unknown age and gender, 3 May 2014, Elkhart shelterbelt, Morton County, documented with photographs. The details and photographs did not eliminate the extremely similar Blue-headed Vireo.

Chihuahuan Raven (Corvus cryptoleucus)

2008-23; one unknown age, 25 August 2008, near the Stockdale Park area of Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Riley County.  Submitted with two photographs.  Insufficient details to separate this bird from an American Crow.

Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva)

2014-17; juvenile/immature of unknown gender, 21 June 2014, just east of Boicourt on the bridge over the river, Linn County. The details provided did not eliminate similar swallows.

2014-21; juvenile/immature, 21 June 2014, approximately five miles south of the LaCygne power plant, Linn County. The details and photograph did not eliminate the similar Cliff Swallow.

Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)

2000-62; 1; 6 September 2000; Cheyenne Bottoms WA, Barton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

2004-37; 5 possible juveniles, 2 October 2004, observed in Blue Rapids (Marshall County).  Insufficient details to separate from other Tree Swallow.

2009-11; one immature, 14 May 2009, Shawnee Mission Park (Johnson County). Insufficient details were provided to separate from similar Tree Swallow. The committee discussed the necessity of care in identification of western species in the eastern parts of the state with this record.

Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus)

2014-19; adult of unknown gender, 26 March 2014, Point of Rocks in the Cimmaron National Grasslands, Morton County. The details provided did not eliminate other similar wren species.

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

95-35; 1; 7 November 1995; Ottawa Co.; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)

2005-04; one male, 9 May 2005 in suburban Wichita (Sedgwick County).  Insufficient details to separate from Eastern Bluebird.

2008-32; one adult male, 23 October 2008, in Barber County.  Insufficient details to separate this bird from the similar Eastern Bluebird.

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)

2013-11; unknown age and gender, 9 September 1997, Lucas Park Recreation Area along Sand Road, Russell County. Details provided are minimal for a sixteen-year-old sighting with no field notes.

Long-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma longirostre)

2000-37;1; 2 June 2000; shelterbelt north of Elkhart Cemetery, Morton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)

99-45; 7 birds, in a family group, exact date not submitted, presumably summer of 1998, rural area west of Topeka, Shawnee Co; Identification questionable. Photographs submitted with the report indicated that these birds were probably Western Kingbirds (Tyrannus verticalis).

Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis)

2008-06; one unknown age, 13 January 2004, in northeastern Garden City, Finney County, submitted with photographs and video.  Insufficient details to confirm identification of this bird.

Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens)

2007-09; one adult, 16 February 2007, at a feeder near Oskaloosa, Jefferson County.  Insufficient details to separate from other species that may have a crest.  The observation was very short in duration and the time of year is not when this species would be expected to be seen in Kansas.  Additionally, this bird was seen at a feeder which is atypical for this species.

Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)

91-10; 1; 2 April-15 May 1991; Garden City, Finney Co; photos. Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate American Goldfinch.

2010-01; one adult, 2 January 2010, about four miles northwest of Medicine Lodge (Barber County). A short duration of the sighting and insufficient details to separate from similar species.

2014-13; adult in definitive plumage, 18 May 2014, backyard thistle feeder, Pratt County. The details provided did not eliminate other similar species.

2014-14; adult in definitive plumage, 12 May 2014, farmyard south of Wilson, near the Smoky Hill River, Russell County. The details provided did not eliminate other similar species.

Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)

2009-10; one unknown age/sex, 10 May 2009, Ford County Fishing Lake Refuge (Ford County). Insufficient description was given to separate from another similar species.

2014-30; one of unknown age and gender, 22 September 14, 7800 W. 110th St. Overland Park, KS 66210, Johnson County. The details and photograph did not rule out similar looking species.

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae)

2001-40; 1 adult female in basic plumage; 1 September 2001; Boy Scout area, Cimarron National Grassland, Morton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

 

2015-15; adult male, 6 May 2015, Wichita State University Campus, Sedgwick County. Details provided did not rule out similar warbler species.

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis)

2001-48; 1 adult female in basic plumage; 24 September 2001; Swansons Park in Wichita, Sedgwick Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae)

92-54; 1; 12 September 1992; Point of Rocks, Morton Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus)

2013-15; adult female, 14 July 2013, back yard in Olathe, Johnson County. The details provided do not eliminate other small bunting type birds that could create confusion. Provenance was also considered.

Canyon Towhee (Melozone fuscus)

2007-14; one adult, 7 May 2007, Monument Rocks, Gove County.  Description given was insufficient to adequately confirm that the bird seen was this species.

Bachman's Sparrow (Peucaea aestivalis)

99-27; 2 adults, 28 May 1999; Bronco Road, Chautauqua Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)

93-06; 2; 6 May 1990; Cimarron River, Morton Co; Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Sage Sparrow (Artemisiospiza belli)

95-02; 2; 2 January 1995; near Liberal, Seward Co; Identification questionable, insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)

99-51; 1; 18 December 1999; Near Zeandale, Riley Co; After two voting rounds, this record was rejected. Identification questionable; insufficient details to eliminate similar species.

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

2012-22; 12 June 2012, one singing, Cedar Niles Park, 127th and Cedar Creek Bridge, Johnson County. The documentation of song and spectrograms did not eliminate similar sounding species.

Hepatic Tanager (Piranga flava)

2012-18; 5 July 2012, one adult male, in a backyard on 7000 block of Kimberly, Johnson County. The report has minimal details and does not eliminate any of the other Piranga species seen in Kansas.

Blue Bunting (Cyanocompsa parellina)

2007-30;, one adult female, 12 September 2007, in riparian woods near Kansas River, Johnson County.  Insufficient details to separate from female or immature Indigo Bunting.

Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus)

2009-16; 9 July 2009, one adult female, feeder in Partridge (Reno County). Although the Committee found this to be an intriguing report of a bird that is expanding its range the description was insufficient to accept this potential first state record.

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

2012-37; 19 May 2012, one first year male, Wyandotte County Lake Park, behind the Schlagle Library, Wyandotte County, documented with one photo. The head on photo does not eliminate a possible older female Baltimore Oriole.

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 members and alternates that served on the KBRC during the period of this report (1990-2014).

 

Nic Allen: 2011-2015
Michael J. Andersen: 2009-2014
Henry Armknecht: 2010-2013 (Alternate)
Roger Boyd: 1990-1999
Doris Burnett: 2007-2010 (Alternate), 2010-2014
Ted Cable: 1990-1994 (Alternate)
Jeff Calhoun: 2013 - 2017
Greg Farley: 2001-2007
Tom Flowers: 1998-2001
Matt Gearheart: 2004-2010
Bob Gress: 1999-2005 (Alternate)
Kevin Groeneweg: 2006-2013, 2015 - 2017
Christopher Hobbs: 1993-1997
Pete Janzen: 1994-1997 (Alternate), 1997-2000
Jon King: 2014 - 2018
Mark Land: 2005 (Alternate), 2006-2015, (Secretary: 2009-2014)
Terry Mannell: 2011-2020
Mick McHugh: 1990-1997 & 1999-2005, (Chairperson 1993-1997)
Aaron Mitchell: 2008-2012 (Alternate)

Cheryl Miller: 2015-2019
Lloyd Moore: 1990-1998 & 2000-2006
Jackie Nooker: 2006-2008 (Alternate)
Chuck Otte: 2003-2009, 2014 - 2018 (Secretary; 2003-2009, 2015 - 2018)
Sebastian Patti: 1997-2001 (Alternate)
Galen Pittman: 1990-1999, (Secretary 1990-1998)
Mike Rader: 1997 (Alternate), 1998-2004
David Rintoul: 1993-1997 (Alternate), 1997-2003, (Secretary 1998-2003)
Mark Robbins: 2007-2014 (Chair 2012 - 2014)
Richard Rucker: 1998 (Alternate), 1999-2002, (Chairperson: 2000-2002, passed way mid-term)
Brett Sandercock: 2004-2007 (Alternate)
John Schukman: 2005-2011
Carolyn Schwab: 2001-2004 (Alternate)
Marvin Schwilling: 1990-1993
David Seibel: 1990-1993 (Alternate), 1993-2000, (Chairperson 1997-2000)
Scott Seltman: 1990-1993
Max Thompson:1990-1998, 2002-2011(Chairperson 1991-1993, 2002-2011)
Eugene Young: 2000-2006, (Chair 2015 - 2019)

 

Summary compiled by Galen L. Pittman (1990-1997), Lloyd D. Moore (2000-2001), and Chuck Otte (2002-2015)

 

October 2016