Category Archives: Rarities

11/13 – Red-headed Woodpecker

Jim Orrico and I embarked on a rare after school chase this past Wednesday, in search of a juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker that had been frequenting the intersection of Bradley and Lincoln Streets in New Haven. Upon arrival, it didn’t take … Continue reading

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11/2 – 11/3: Fairfield – BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD

An incredible bird for my hometown (and for CT!), an immature male BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (Archilochus alexandri) was found visiting a Fairfield yard around October 23rd. It wasn’t until the beginning of November, however, that this first state record’s identity and continued presence were confirmed. I … Continue reading

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11/2 – Litchfield County – Barnacle Goose +

Jim Orrico and I spent a terrific Saturday afternoon hitting a couple of spots in Litchfield County, in search of a few recently-reported birds. Our first stop was Big Meadow Pond in Watertown, where a Barnacle Goose had been frequenting. … Continue reading

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Québec

Jim Orrico and I just returned from a fantastic weekend of birding in the Montréal area of Québec. Highlights included no less than 3 Great Gray Owls, as well as numerous other northern specialties. Photos to be posted soon. -AB

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11/18 – MA/RI: NORTHERN LAPWING and Crossbills

A few days back, Jim Orrico and I took the opportunity to chase the previously reported Northern Lapwing in Bridgewater, MA. We were able to obtain terrific scope views of this stunning bird during our visit, which represents one of … Continue reading

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WOOD SAND!!

Last Sunday, Jim Orrico and I took advantage of a rare free day (at least on my part) to chase a juvenile-plumaged Wood Sandpiper in Jamestown, Rhode Island Found by Carlos Pedro the day before, this stunner represents what I … Continue reading

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6/25 – CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR, ME

My dad, Paul Pinto Sr., Paul Jr. and I headed up to Biddeford, Maine yesterday to chase the previously reported Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus). We ended up visiting the tip of East Point twice, the first time in extremely windy, … Continue reading

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