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Carolina RBA April 15 Update

hotline: Carolina Rare Bird Alert
date: April 15, 2003
number: 704-332-2473
to report: 704-332-2473 or 704-532-6336 or PiephoffT@aol.com
coverage: North Carolina and South Carolina 
compiler: Taylor Piephoff for the Carolina Bird Club

Hello, this is an April 15 update of the Carolina Rare Bird Alert featuring 
birding news from North and South Carolina sponsored by the Carolina Bird 
Club. Highlights on this report include: 


An imm. COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL was in a tide pool at Cape Lookout, NC on 
4-13. 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were present as well.

RAZORBILLS continue to be seen along the northern coastal sections of SC and 
south coast of NC. Most recent reports are of 12 RAZORBILLS on the ocean at 
Huntington Beach State Park in SC on 4-12 and a couple of birds from 
Wrightsville Beach, NC on the 12th and 13th. This species may continue to be 
seen for a few more weeks at scattered coastal locations, with murres and 
dovekies a possibility also.

SWALLOW-TAILED KITES are notable in NC where they are not known to breed. 
Spring migrant overshoots occur each year mostly in coastal areas. On 4-4 a 
bird was over the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island, NC.

Thanks this week to John Fussell, Jeff Lewis, Mary Douglass, Katherine 
Higgins, and Dana Eddings for their calls and reports.

Taylor Piephoff
Charlotte, NC