As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Birding In The National Parks: Odd Birds Showing Up In National Parks

Submitted by Kirby Adams on July 1, 2014 - 2:15am

I write this from the south shore of Lake Superior, not far from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Two days ago, while casually birding the lakeshore, my wife Sarah spotted a Black-crowned Night-heron. That’s an extremely unusual bird to find as far north as the Superior shore. We put word out on the e-mail lists, and before long a group of the Upper Peninsula’s intrepid birders had added the heron to their list. It was a lifer for at least one, and a new “UP bird” for many of them.

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