Say’s Phoebe

Sayornis saya

This Say’s Phoebe at Blackhead (near Cape Spear) on September 2, 1996 was the second record for Newfoundland … a scarce vagrant from the west.
– Photo: Ken Knowles (September 2, 1996)

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: Occurs across the western half of North America, from Alaska to Mexico. It is a rare but regular vagrant east of its range.

Record Details: Four records for Newfoundland: (1) Cape Spear, October 15-16, 1988; (2) Blackhead, September 2, 1996; and (3) Cape Ray, June 5, 1999. (4) Most recently, an individual was photographed in Port-aux-Basques on December 4, 2021 – subsequently identified from the photos, but never seen again.

There is also one record from Labrador – an individual photographed, but initially misidentified, at Mary’s Harbour on September 17, 2017.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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