Birding Community E-Bulletin for April, 2013


THE BIRDING COMMUNITY E-BULLETIN
            April 2013
 

This Birding Community E-bulletin is being distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats.
 
This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and scopes, Carl Zeiss Sport Optics:
 www.zeiss.com/SPORTS
 
 
 
You can access an archive of past E-bulletins on the website of the National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA):
http://refugeassociation.org/news/birding-bulletin/

 

RARITY FOCUS

On 9 March at the village of Little Heart’s Ease in eastern Newfoundland, a Great Blue Heron was reported at a local estuary. Reportedly, it had been there for days. Since that was pretty far north for a Great Blue Heron at any time of year, a closer look was required. Bruce Mactavish and others decided to drive to the site, about two hours from the St. John’s area, a trip that included traveling a narrow, hilly, and winding section of road to reach Little Heart’s Ease.

They were rewarded the next day, however, since the bird turned out to be a

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