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Ceylon's post inspired me to make a thread updated weekly based on the #abarare blog on the ABA site. Some people may not follow the ABA Blogs, or may not know about them, so this thread will keep you all updated.

This thread will just consist of photos of the birds (none of them mine, unfortunately) with their name, date, and location, followed by a link to the #ABArare blog's post, where you can read more about it.

This week's birds featured on the #ABArare blog:

Little Egret, 7/7/12, Montreal, QC: http://blog.aba.org/...t-quebec-1.html


Spotted Redshank, 7/5/12, Eugene, OR: http://blog.aba.org/...ank-oregon.html


Little Stint, 7/4/12, Charlestown, RI: http://blog.aba.org/...ode-island.html


Red-necked Stint, 7/1/12, Stafford, KS: http://blog.aba.org/...int-kansas.html


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Oh my goodness.... I will be BEGGING my mom to take me tomorrow!! Do you think it will stick around????? Just for another day??

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[quote name=Melissa :)' timestamp='1342892867' post='333916]

Oh my goodness.... I will be BEGGING my mom to take me tomorrow!! Do you think it will stick around????? Just for another day??

It's likely. Godwits aren't usually one-day wonders like the Fork-tailed Flycatchers. Check eBird to see recent reports.

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Sorry for the belated post! I've been gone a few weeks, and didn't get around to this until now.

Black-tailed Godwit, 8/11/12, Chincoteague Island, VA: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/abarare-black-tailed-godwit-virginia.html


Brown Booby, 8/7/12, Lake Norrel, AR: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/abarare-brown-booby-arkansas.html


Little Egret, 8/8/12, Scarborough Marsh, ME: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/abarare-little-egret-maine.html


Wandering Tattler, 8/9/12, Chicago, IL: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/abarare-wandering-tattler-chicago-illinois.html


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Here are the reports from this week:

Four ABA-Code 5 Barolo Shearwater, 8/17/12, offshore Nova Scotia: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/rare-bird-alert-august-24-2012.html


ABA-Code 4 Terek Sandpiper, Code 4 Little Stint, Code 3 Red-necked Stint, Code 3 Gray-tailed Tattler, Code 3 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, Code 4 White-tailed Eagle, Code 2 Wood Sandpiper, and Code 4 Dark-sided Flycatcher, St. Paul Island, AK: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/abarare-terek-sandpiper-little-stint-more-alaska.html and http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/abarare-dark-sided-flycatcher-alaska.html

White-tailed Eagle


Terek Sandpiper


Little Stint


Dark-sided Flycatcher


Not rare for the ABA area, just a nice sighting for NJ! Reddish Egret, 8/23/12, Leeds Point, NJ: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/rare-bird-alert-august-24-2012.html


And that's the best of this past week.

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Elegant Tern, 9/2/12, Sandy Hook, NJ: http://blog.aba.org/...new-jersey.html


ABA Code-4 Hawaiian Petrel, 8/25/12, Pelagic California waters: http://blog.aba.org/...california.html


ABA Code-5 Barolo Shearwater and ABA Code-3 White-face Storm-Petrel, Pelagic Massachusetts waters: http://blog.aba.org/...sachusetts.html

Barolo Shearwater


White-faced Storm-Petrel


Thick-billed Kingbird, 8/28/12, Brighton, ON: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/abarare-thick-billed-kingbird-ontario.html


8/27/12, Wilson's Plover, Walla Walla, WA: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/abarare-wilsons-plover-washington.html


ABA Code-3 Lesser Sand-Plover, 8/29/12, Ocean Shores, WA: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/rare-bird-alert-august-31-2012.html


ABA Code-3 Herald Petrel and White-faced Storm-Petrel, 8/25/12, Pelagic Maryland waters: http://blog.aba.org/2012/08/abarare-herald-petrel-white-faced-storm-petrel-maryland.html

Herald Petrel


White-faced Storm-Petrel


Other neat finds are Brown Boobies. A second individual in Arkansas and two (I think) in Texas.

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Baikal Teal, 9/6/12, Adak Island, AK: http://blog.aba.org/2012/09/abarare-baikal-teal-alaska.html


ABA Code-5 Rufous-tailed Robin, 9/7/12, St. Paul Island, AK: http://blog.aba.org/2012/09/abarare-rufous-tailed-robin-alaska.html


Crested Caracara, 9/8/12, West Windsor Township, NJ: http://blog.aba.org/2012/09/abarare-crested-caracara-new-jersey.html


Greater Shearwater, 9/8/12, Benzie County, MI: http://blog.aba.org/2012/09/abarare-great-shearwater-michigan.html

ABA Code-4 Kelp Gull, 9/7/12, Wheatley Harbour, ON: http://blog.aba.org/2012/09/abarare-kelp-gull-ontario.html


Tropical Kingbird, 9/11/12, Provo, UT: http://blog.aba.org/2012/09/abarare-tropical-kingbird-utah.html


Eurasian Kestrel, 9/15/12, Adak Island, AK: http://blog.aba.org/2012/09/abarare-eurasian-kestrel-alaska.html


ABA Code-5 Piratic Flycatcher, 9/15/12, Rattlesnake Springs, NM: http://blog.aba.org/2012/09/abarare-piratic-flycatcher-new-mexico.html


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"Rare" birds are a lot more common then a I thought. . . :mellow:

Really depends on what's rare for your area. :P

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Hawaiian Petrel, 9/21/12, Pelagic California Waters: http://blog.aba.org/...california.html


Craveri's Murrelets, 9/22/12, Pelagic California Waters: http://blog.aba.org/...california.html


Red-footed Booby, 9/23/12, Pelagic California Waters: http://blog.aba.org/...california.html


Common Cuckoo, 9/30/12, Watsonville, CA: http://blog.aba.org/...california.html


Dusky Flycatcher! 10/1/12, Jekyll Island, GA: http://blog.aba.org/...er-georgia.html

First state record!!


Pine Bunting, 10/2/12, St. Paul Island, AK: http://blog.aba.org/...ing-alaska.html


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I hope those pelagic waters stay nice and full of rare birds..... I'm going to try to et my parents to take me on a pelagic trip for my birthday.

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Really cool on the Dusky here in our state! (Hmm, should I go look more closely at my flycatcher picture from the other day? Lol.)

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Siberian Blue Robin (2nd ABA record), 10/5/12, Gambell Island, AK: http://blog.aba.org/2012/10/abarare-siberian-blue-robin-alaska.html


Cassin's Sparrow, 10/10/12, Floras Lake, OR: http://blog.aba.org/2012/10/abarare-cassins-sparrow-oregon.html


Wood Sandpiper, 10/13/12, Jamestown, RI: http://blog.aba.org/2012/10/abarare-wood-sandpiper-rhode-island.html


Gray-tailed Tattler, 10/18/12, Nantucket Island, MA: http://blog.aba.org/2012/10/abarare-gray-tailed-tattler-massachusetts.html


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