IORC Update – 31 Jan 2017

The Illinois Ornithological Records Committee (IORC) recently concluded evaluation of 23 records of occurrence of rare birds in Illinois, accepting 20 and not accepting three. For each record, we indicate the species or form, with number of individuals in parentheses if greater than one, followed by date or date range, location, and county. At the end, the record number is indicated in parentheses, followed by, for accepted records, names of the documenters. IORC thanks all the documenters, for accepted and unaccepted records alike, for their submissions. All documentation is maintained in the IORC archives so that there is a permanent record of all these observations. Documentation, regardless of the Committee’s decision, is a valuable part of the record of bird life in Illinois.

Records Accepted

  • Brant, 8 November – 11 December 2016, Chicago, Cook County (2016-082; Steve Huggins; Matthew Cvetas, Geoffrey A. Williamson)
  • Common Ground-Dove, 23 October 2016, Lake Springfield, Sangamon County (2016-079; H. David Bohlen)
  • White-winged Dove, 10 November 2016, Chicago, Cook County (2016-083; Matthew Cvetas). Originally discovered by Luis Muñoz.
  • Common Ringed Plover, 13-14 September 2016, Iroquois County (2016-069; Gary Soper; Nick Block, Matt Fraker, Jed Hertz, John Kendall, Jeff Timmons). First state record.
  • Ruff, 2 June 2016, Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, Fulton County (2016-044; Colin Dobson)
  • Parasitic Jaeger, 10 September 2016, on Lake Michigan off Chicago, Cook County (2016-070; Scott Judd, Geoffrey A. Williamson)
  • Parasitic Jaeger, 24 September 2016, on Lake Michigan off Chicago, Cook County (2016-071; Jon Grainger, Geoffrey A. Williamson)
  • Parasitic Jaeger, 24 September 2016, on Lake Michigan off Chicago, Cook County (2016-072; Jon Grainger, Geoffrey A. Williamson)
  • California Gull, 19 September & 5 November 2016, Moline, Rock Island County (2016-074; Steve Freed, Jo Ann Whitmore)
  • California Gull, 16 & 18 October 2016, Moline, Rock Island County (2016-078; Jim Forde, Steve Freed)
  • Neotropic Cormorant, 30 April 2016, Lake Springfield, Sangamon County (2016-035; H. David Bohlen)
  • Neotropic Cormorant, 9-27 September 2016, Chicago, Cook County (2016-068; Andrew Aldrich; Matthew Cvetas)
  • Anhinga, 21 April 2013, Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, Fulton County (2013-079; Colin Dobson)
  • White Ibis, 7 September 2016, Alma, Marion County (2016-067; Richard Day)
  • Roseate Spoonbill, 25 August & 22 September 2016, Scott Air Force Base and a nearby location, St. Clair County (2016-064; Brian Smith; Matt Schamberger, Sydney Oliveira)
  • Swallow-tailed Kite, 29-31 August 2016, Champaign, Champaign County (2016-065; T.J. Blakeman; Carl Giometti)
  • Gray Kingbird, 5 November 2016, Carlyle Lake, Clinton County (2016-080; Dan Kassebaum)
  • Cave Swallow, 19 November 2016, Waukegan, Lake County (2016-084; Carl Giometti, Steve Huggins)
  • Varied Thrush, 21 October 2014, Champaign, Champaign County (2014-058; Patricia Dickerson)
  • Bohemian Waxwing, 26 December 1919, Waukegan, Lake County (1919-001; S.S. Gregory, Jr.)

Records Not Accepted

  • California Quail, 3 September 2016, Sullivan, Moultrie County (2016-066)
  • Neotropic Cormorant, 3-5 June 2016, Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, Fulton County (2016-039)
  • Ferruginous Hawk, 20 November 2016, Illinois Beach State Park, Lake County (2016-085)

IORC Update - 25-Nov-2016

The Illinois Ornithological Records Committee (IORC) recently concluded evaluation of 26 records of occurrence of rare birds in Illinois, accepting 20 and not accepting six. For each record, we indicate the species or form, with number of individuals in parentheses if greater than one, followed by date or date range, location, and county. At the end, the record number is indicated in parentheses, followed by, for accepted records, names of the documenters. IORC thanks all the documenters, for accepted and unaccepted records alike, for their submissions. All documentation is maintained in the IORC archives so that there is a permanent record of all these observations. Documentation, regardless of the Committee’s decision, is a valuable part of the record of bird life in Illinois.

Records Accepted

  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (4), 7 May 2016, Carbondale, Jackson County (2016-038; Henry Detwiler)
  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (2), 14 May 2016, Oakwood Bottoms, Jackson County (2016-056; Henry Detwiler)
  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (6), 28 May to 27 July 2016, Springfield, Sangamon County (2016-042; Colin Dobson, Dan Williams). First found by H. David Bohlen.
  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (4), 2 July 2016, Big Muddy wetlands, Jackson County (2016-057; Henry Detwiler)
  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (3), 17 August 2016, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook County (2016-062; Robert D. Hughes; Joseph W. Lill)
  • Tundra Swan, 18 June through 20 November 2016 (and continuing), Lemont, Cook County (2016-047; Linda Padera)
  • Neotropic Cormorant, 1-11 July 2016, Horseshoe Lake State Park, Madison County (2016-050; Frank Holmes, Doug Hommert). First found by Keith McMullen.
  • Neotropic Cormorant, Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, Fulton County (2016-054; Matthew Cvetas)
  • Anhinga, 28 April 2016, Oakwood Bottoms, Jackson County (2016-055; Henry Detwiler)
  • Swallow-tailed Kite, 31 July 2016, Evergreen Lake, McLean County (2016-058; Dave Weth)
  • Snowy Plover, 30 May 2016, Lake Springfield, Sangamon County (2016-041; Colin Dobson). First found by Jim Mordacq.
  • Ruff, 15-17 May 2016, Glacial Park, McHenry County (2016-048; Marty Hackl; Annette McClellan, Dan Williams)
  • Ruff, 5-10 July 2016, Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, Fulton County and Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Mason County (2016-053; Matthew Cvetas). First found by Kevin Richmond.
  • California Gull, 22-23 February 2016, Winthrop Harbor, Lake County (2016-043; Annette McClellan). First found by Andy Stewart.
  • White-winged Dove, 2 July 2016, Momence, Kankakee County (2016-052; Susan Zelek)
  • White-winged Dove, 25 July 2016, Lake Springfield, Sangamon County (2016-059; H. David Bohlen)
  • White-winged Dove, 8 August 2016, River Grove, Cook County (2016-060; Susan Szeszol)
  • White-winged Dove, 16 August 2016, Ft. Sheridan Forest Preserve, Lake County (2016-061; Adam Sell)
  • Bewick’s Wren, 28 June 2016, Sanganois State Fish and Wildlife Area, Schuyler County (2016-051; Ted Hartzler)
  • Painted Bunting (4), 29 May to 30 July 2016, East St. Louis, St. Clair County (2016-040; Dan Kassebaum, Travis Mahan, Dan Williams). First discovered (the male) by Aaron Gyllenhaal and Ted Wolff.

Records Not Accepted

  • Mottled Duck, 15 January 2016, East Fork Lake, Richland County (2016-008)
  • Mottled Duck, 24 May 2016, southeast of Jacksonville, Morgan County (2016-046)
  • Anhinga, 16 May 2002, Massac County (2002-051T)
  • Arctic Tern, 7 June 2016, Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, Fulton County (2016-045)
  • Townsend’s Solitaire, 24 May 2016, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook County (2016-033)
  • Baird’s Sparrow, 23 May 1989, Jackson Park, Chicago, Cook County (1989-151T)

IORC Update – 5-Aug-2016

Records Accepted

  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (3), 29 May 2016 (with one staying to 5 Jun 2016), Sauget, St. Clair County (2016-034; Frank Holmes)
  • Mottled Duck, 11 December 2015 to 3 January 2016, Clinton Power Station outflow channel, DeWitt County (2016-060; Matthew Fraker; Matthew Cvetas, Ted Hartzler, Alyssa Rod, Dan Williams)
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove, 6 Jun 2016, Urbana, Champaign County (1998-094; Gregory S. Lambeth)
  • White-winged Dove, 27 May 2016, south of Lewisburg, Menard County (2016-036; Colin Dobson)
  • White-winged Dove, 28 May 2016, Harrisburg, Saline County (2016-037; Rhonda Kaylor)
  • Purple Gallinule, 2 Apr 2016, Chicago, Cook County (2016-020; Yvonne LaGrone; Josh Engel, Annette Prince)
  • Ruff, 8-9 May 2016, Carlyle Lake, Clinton County (2016-026; Roger Hayes, Dan Kassebaum)
  • Little Gull, 13-30 Mar 2016, Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery, Mason County (2016-015; Ted Hartzler)
  • Little Gull, 23 Apr 2016, Winthrop Harbor, Lake County (2016-021; Andrew Stewart, Paul Sweet)
  • California Gull, 2 Jun 2015, Lake Springfield, Sangamon County (2015-068; H. David Bohlen)
  • Brown Pelican, 23 Apr – 19 May 2016, in the area surrounding Mel Price Dam, Madison County (2016-028; Frank Holmes, Bill Rowe)
  • Burrowing Owl, 26 Mar 2016, northeast of Chauncey, Lawrence County (2016-016; Julie St. John, Mark Crowley)
  • Say’s Phoebe, 7 May 2016, Savanna, Carroll County (2016-025; Cindy Brown, Ethan Brown)
  • Say’s Phoebe, 16 May 2016, Montrose Point in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook County (2016-029; Ron Blazek, Bob Hughes)
  • Townsend’s Solitaire, 9-16 Apr 2016, Silver Springs State Park, Kendall County (2016-019; Ryan Jones)
  • Swainson’s Warbler, 1 May 2016, LaBagh Woods Forest Preserve, Cook County (2016-024; Matthew Cvetas)
  • Kirtland’s Warbler, 11 May 2016, Montrose Point in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook County (2016-027; Rob Curtis)
  • Townsend’s Warbler, 28-29 Apr 2016, Millennium Park, Chicago, Cook County (2016-023; Matthew Cvetas; Rob Sall)
  • Western Tanager, 27 Apr – 2 May 2016, Elmwood Park, Cook County (2016-022; Jill Anderson, Matthew Cvetas, Greg Neise, Geoffrey Williamson)

Records Not Accepted

  • Mottled Duck, 20 July 2015, CIPS Lake, Jasper County (2016-066)
  • Slaty-backed Gull, 16 Feb 2016, Horseshoe Lake, Madison County (2016-013)
  • Neotropic Cormorant, 5 Apr 2016, Lake Jacksonville, Morgan County (2016-017)
  • Swainson’s Warbler, 7 May 2016, near Lake Jacksonville, Morgan County (2016-030)
  • Great-tailed Grackle, 5 Apr 2016, Sand Ridge Township, Jackson County (2016-018)
  • Hooded Oriole, 11 May 2016, near Lake Mauvaisterre, Morgan County (2016-031)

IORC Update – 26-Jun-2016

Records Accepted

  • Eurasian Wigeon, 29 Mar 1969, Stump Lake, Jersey County (1969-003; William C. Rowe)
  • Little Gull, 6 Mar 2016, Horseshoe Lake, Madison County (2016-014; Frank Holmes)
  • California Gull, 11 Feb 2016, Lake Springfield, Sangamon County (2016-011; Corey Lange)
  • Gyrfalcon, 4-6 Feb 2016, north of Colfax, McLean County (2016-009; Mabel Lux; Elizabeth Hart)
  • Townsend’s Solitaire, 7 Nov 2015, Crabtree Nature Center, Cook County (2015-047; Andrew Steinmann)

Records Not Accepted

  • Parasitic Jaeger, 30 Sep 2012, Gillson Park, Wilmette, Cook County (2012-050)
  • Herring Gull X Glaucous-winged Gull, 28 Jan 2016, Elgin, Kane County (2016-010)
  • Brewer’s Sparrow, 12 Dec 2015, near Braidwood Power Plant Cooling Pond, Will County (2015-063)

IORC Update – 10-Jun-2016

Records Accepted

  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (2), 22 May 2013, Prairie Ridge State Natural Area, Jasper County (2013-074; C. Leroy Harrison)
  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (5), 29 May 2014, Bailey Wetland, Richland and Wayne counties (2014-056; C. Leroy Harrison)
  • Black Vulture, 3 May 2015, Warbler Woods and Lake Charleston, Coles County (2015-064; Ron Bradley)
  • Black Vulture (3), 9 May 2015, Fox Ridge State Park, Coles County (2015-065; Tyler Funk)
  • Swallow-tailed Kite, 14 Aug 2014, Monroe County (2014-055; Carl DauBach)
  • Black-tailed Gull, 11-16 Jan 2016, Carlyle Lake, Clinton County (2016-001; William C. Rowe, Matt Rowe; Tyler D. Funk, C. Leroy Harrison, Fran R. Morel)
  • California Gull, 22 Dec 2013, Bloomington, McLean County (2013-077; Matthew Winks)
  • California Gull, 16 Jan – 17 Feb 2016, Wilmington, Will County (2016-003; Andrew Aldrich; Greg Neise, Matt Wistrand)
  • Slaty-backed Gull, 26 Jan – 20 Feb 2016, Wilmington in Will County and Montrose Point in Chicago’s Lincoln Park in Cook County (2016-005; Andrew Aldrich; Matthew Cvetas, Josh Engel, Kanae Hirabayashi, Bob Hughes, Fran Morel, Greg Neise, Matt Wistrand)
  • Barn Owl, 30 Jan – 11 Mar 2012, DuPage County (2012-055; Jeff Smith)
  • Barn Owl (2 to 4), 23 Apr – 8 Sep 2012, DuPage County (2012-056; Jeff Smith)
  • Barn Owl (1 to 5), 29 Jan – 15 Sep 2013, DuPage County (2013-078; Jeff Smith)
  • Barn Owl, 3-7 Jan 2014, DuPage County (2014-057; Jeff Smith)
  • Prairie Falcon, 15 Nov – 14 Dec 2013, Bailey Wetland, Richland and Wayne counties (2013-070; C. Leroy Harrison)
  • Prairie Falcon, 1 Dec 2013, between Prairie Ridge State Natural Area and Forbes State Park, Marion County (2013-071; C. Leroy Harrison)
  • Prairie Falcon, 6 Feb 2013, northern Wayne County (2013-072; C. Leroy Harrison)
  • Prairie Falcon, 6 Mar 2013, north of East Fork Lake, Richland County (2013-073; C. Leroy Harrison)
  • Prairie Falcon, 27 Dec 2013, northwest Douglas County (2013-075; Jeff Bryant)
  • Prairie Falcon (2), 3 Nov 2013 – 25 Feb 2014, northern Coles County (2013-076; Ron Bradley)
  • Prairie Falcon, 17 Jan 2016, Prairie Ridge State Natural Area, Jasper County (2016-004; Tyler Funk)
  • Prairie Falcon, 1 Jan 2016, Prairie Ridge State Natural Area, Jasper County (2016-006; C. Leroy Harrison)
  • Prairie Falcon, 3 Jan 2016, Butler Tract of Prairie Ridge State Natural Area, Marion County (2016-007, C. Leroy Harrison)
  • Townsend’s Solitaire, 14-21 Jan 2016, Braidwood Lake, Will County (2016-002; Don Blecha)

Records Not Accepted

  • Mottled Duck (2), 26 Oct – 11 Dec 2015, Bailey Wetland, Richland and Wayne counties (2015-067)

IORC Update – 3-Apr-2016

Records Accepted

  • Barrow’s Goldeneye, 6 Dec 2015 – 27 Feb 2016, Carpentersville, Kane County (2015-058; Anna Szal; Russ Goulding)
  • White-faced Ibis, 5-11 Nov 2015, Pingree Grove, Kane County (2015-049; Matthew Cvetas, Marion Miller)
  • Swallow-tailed Kite, 1 Sep 2012, Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve, Lake County (2012-053; Kathy Amberg)
  • Common Ground-Dove, 18 Oct 2015, Bloomington, McLean County (2015-050; Rod Mitchell)
  • Common Ground-Dove, 6-20 Nov 2015, Lincoln Park in Chicago, Cook County (2015-045; Matthew Cvetas, Fran Morel, Geoffrey A. Williamson
  • Parasitic Jaeger, 13 Sep 2015, Waukegan, Lake County (2015-037; Annette McClellan)
  • California Gull, 5 Dec 2015, Fulton, Whiteside County (2015-055; Dan Williams)
  • Slaty-backed Gull, 25 Nov 2015, Hampton, Rock Island County (2015-054; Jim Forde)
  • Barn Owl, 18 Apr 2015, Coles County (2015-062; J.E. Brown)
  • Barn Owl, 7 Nov 2015, Chicago, Cook County (2015-046; Steven J. Huggins)
  • Barn Owl, 29 Nov 2015, Urbana, Champaign County (2015-057; Greg Lambeth)
  • Burrowing Owl, 6-15 Oct 2012, Lincoln Park in Chicago, Cook County, (2012-052; Jake Cvetas, Matthew Cvetas, Josh Engel)
  • Burrowing Owl, 19-20 Oct 2015, LaSalle County (2015-059; Don Coons)
  • Prairie Falcon (2), 8 Nov 2015 – 13 Mar 2016, Coles County (2015-051; Tyler D. Funk)
  • Cave Swallow, 8 Nov 2012, Lincoln Park in Chicago, Cook County (2012-049; Richard C. Payne)
  • Cave Swallow, 7 Nov 2015, Illinois Beach State Park (north unit), Lake County (2015-048; Brendon Lake)
  • Cave Swallow, 20 Nov 2015, Illinois Beach State Park (south unit), Lake County (2015-052; Nat Carmichael, Al Stokie)
  • Cave Swallow, 20 Nov 2015, Illinois Beach State Park (north unit), Lake County (2015-053; John Leonard, Greg Neise, Andrew Stewart)
  • Swainson’s Warbler (2), 9 & 23 May 2015, Alexander County (2015-039; Ida Domazlicky, Rhonda Rothrock)
  • Green-tailed Towhee, 13 Dec 2015 – 2 Mar 2016, Monroe County (2015-061; Tim Enbring; Carl DauBach, Pen DauBach)

Records Not Accepted

  • Barrow’s Goldeneye, 22 Nov 2015, Peoria Lake, Tazewell County (2015-056)
  • Anhinga, 16 Sep 2012, Greene Valley Forest Preserve, DuPage County (2012-051)
  • Swallow-tailed Kite, 4 Aug 2012, Homer Lake Preserve, Champaign County (2012-054)
  • Ruff, 31 Aug 2014, Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Mason County (2014-010)
  • Little Stint, 13 Apr 2013, Carlyle Lake, Clinton County (2013-010)
  • Chimney Swift, 14 Nov 2013, Chicago, Cook County (2013-033) [accepted as Chaetura sp.]

IORC Update – 18-Jan-2016

Records Accepted

  • Wood Stork, Sun Lake Forest Preserve, Lake County, 21 Oct 2015 (2015-044; Philip Willink)
  • White Ibis, Eldon Hazlet State Park, Clinton County, 12-13 Sep 2015 (2015-041; Keith McMullen, Al Smith)
  • Little Gull, Lake Shelbyville, Moultrie County, 18 Oct to 15 Nov 2015 (2015-043; Tyler Funk, Travis Mahan; Ron Bradley)
  • Barn Owl (2, found dead), Sharpsburg, Christian County, 7 Sep 2015 (2015-040; Kevin Veara)
  • Say’s Phoebe, Illinois Beach State Park (north unit), Lake County, 30 Aug 2012 (2012-048; Paul Sweet)
  • Bullock’s Oriole, River Forest, Cook County, 14 Oct 2015 (2015-042; Jill Anderson)
  • Hoary Redpoll, Oak Park, Cook County, 28 Feb 2008 (2008-054; Aaron Gyllenhaal)
  • Hoary Redpoll, Klehm Arboretum, Rockford, Winnebago County, 22 Dec 2012 (2012-047; Dan Williams)
  • Hoary Redpoll, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, Cook County, 6-16 Jan 2013 (2013.069; Matthew Cvetas)

IORC Update – 5-Dec-2015

Records Accepted

  • Magnificent Frigatebird, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook County, 8 Jul 2015 [Josh Engel]
  • Black Vulture, Woodford County, 10 Jun 2013 [Ted Hartzler]
  • Swallow-tailed Kite, Champaign, Champaign County, 24 Aug – 7 Sep 2015 [Wendi Lindsay; Matthew Cvetas, Conner England, David B. Johnson, Dan Williams]
  • Purple Gallinule, Dixon Waterfowl Refuge, Hennepin-Hopper Lakes, Putnam County, 5-6 Sep 2014 [Doug Stotz]
  • Long-tailed Jaeger, Horseshoe Lake State Park, Madison County, 15-19 Jul 2015 [Keith McMullen, Dan Williams]
  • Slaty-backed Gull, Lake County Fairgrounds and Winthrop Harbor’s North Point Marina, Lake County, 14-23 Feb 2014 [Amar Ayyash; Nolan Lameka, Geoff Williamson]
  • Royal Tern, Waukegan Beach, Lake County, 19-20 Aug 2015 [Annette McClellan]
  • White-winged Dove, Chicago, Cook County, 12 May 2015 [Chicago Bird Collision Monitors; Josh Engel]
  • Barn Owl, Havana, Mason County, 9 Aug 2014 [Kristen Walter]

Records Not Accepted

  • Barnacle Goose, Lake Bloomington, McLean County, 29 Jan – 11 Feb 2013 (not accepted on basis of origin)
  • Mottled Duck, Sangchris Lake State Park, Sangamon County, 29 Oct and 16 Nov 2013
  • Common Eider, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook County, 22 Feb 2014
  • Neotropic Cormorant (2), Anderson Lake, Fulton County, 13 Jul 2015
  • Anhinga, Morton Arboretum, DuPage County, 21 Sep 2013
  • Anhinga, Oswego, Kendall County, 22 Apr 2014
  • Anhinga, Greene Valley Forest Preserve, DuPage County, 6 Sep 2014
  • Broad-winged Hawk, McClaughery Springs Woods Forest Preserve, Cook County, 10 Mar 2012
  • Curlew Sandpiper, Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Mason County, 1 Sep 2014
  • Little Stint, near Havana, Fulton County, 9 Aug 2015
  • Black-headed Gull, Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, Mason County, 4 Sep 2015
  • Arctic Tern, Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Mason County, 14 Jun 2014
  • Royal Tern, Oak Brook, DuPage County, 22 Aug 2015
  • Great-tailed Grackle (2), Montgomery County, 10 May 2015

Breeding Records Not Accepted

  • Le Conte’s Sparrow, Kankakee County, 29 Aug – 11 Sep 2013

IORC Update - 10-Sep-2015

Records Accepted

  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (2), Beardstown Marsh, Cass County, 7-13 Jul 2014 [Duane L. Brunk; Ted Hartzler]
  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (9), Rochelle, Ogle County, 11-12 Aug 2014 [Karen Lund]
  • Barrow’s Goldeneye, Lake Springfield, Sangamon County, 14 Mar 2015 [H. David Bohlen]
  • Barrow’s Goldeneye, Carlyle Lake, Clinton County, 21-25 Mar 2015 [Dan Kassebaum]
  • White Ibis, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Champaign County, 14 May 2011 [Rob Kanter]
  • White Ibis, Bailey Wetland, Richland County and Wayne County, 10-22 Jul 2014 [Leroy Harrison, Bob Shelby]
  • Black Vulture (2), Marion County, 8 Mar 2015 [Leroy Harrison]
  • Black Vulture, near Iola, Clay County, 6 May 2015 [Leroy Harrison]
  • Snowy Plover, Montrose Beach, Chicago, Cook County, 3-11 May 2015 [Matthew Cvetas, Paul Sweet, Geoff Williamson]
  • Ruff, Bailey Wetland, Richland County and Wayne County, 6 May 2015 [Leroy Harrison]
  • Parasitic Jaeger, Waukegan, Lake County, 28 Sep 2014 [Annette McClellan]
  • Little Gull, Waukegan, Lake County, 25 Apr 2015 [Adam Sell]
  • Little Gull, Waukegan, Lake County, 6 Jun 2015 [Patrick Ricketson]
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Mason County, 26 Sep 2014 [Sigurd Bjorklund]
  • Barn Owl, near El Paso, Woodford County, 2 Apr 2015 [Ted Hartzler]
  • Barn Owl, Romeoville, Will County, 10 Jan 2015 [Chicago Bird Collision Monitors; Josh Engel]
  • Gyrfalcon, north-central Coles County, 16 Jan 2015 [Ron Bradley]
  • Prairie Falcon, east of Buffalo, Sangamon County, 6 Jan 2015 [H. David Bohlen]
  • Say’s Phoebe, Miller Meadows Forest Preserve, Cook County, 31 Mar – 2 Apr 2015 [Karrin Burns; Geoff Williamson]
  • Fish Crow, Louisville, Clay County, 6 May 2015 [Leroy Harrison]
  • Violet-green Swallow, Northwestern University lakefill, Evanston, Cook County, 9 May 2015 [Josh Engel, Matthew Cvetas]
  • Bewick’s Wren, McLeansboro, Hamilton County, 20 May – 3 Jun 2015 [Leroy Harrison, Bob Shelby]
  • Townsend’s Solitaire, Waukegan Beach, Lake County, 14 Apr 2015 [Nat Carmichael]
  • Townsend’s Solitaire, near Schapville, Jo Daviess County, 15 Nov 2014 [Richard Mattas]
  • Townsend’s Solitaire, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Cook County, 13 Nov 2014 [Al Stokie]
  • Kirtland’s Warbler, Montrose Point, Chicago, 16-17 May 2015 [Matthew Cvetas, Geoff Williamson]
  • Black-throated Gray Warbler, Red Hills State Park, Lawrence County, 26 Apr 2015 [Leroy Harrison]
  • Gray-headed form of Dark-eyed Junco, Forreston, Ogle County, 26-27 Apr 2013 [Anne Straight; Steve Bailey]

Records Not Accepted

  • Parasitic Jaeger, Fulton County, 15 Sep 2013
  • Royal Tern, Fulton County, 4 Aug 2013
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird, La Salle County, 23 Aug – 21 Sep 2014

IORC Update – 14-Jun-2015

Records Accepted

  • Mottled Duck (2), Montrose Point, Chicago, Cook County, 30 May 2013 [Luis Muñoz]
  • Mottled Duck, Chautauqua NWR, Mason County, 29 Aug 2014 [Andrew Aldrich]
  • Neotropic Cormorant, Carlyle Lake, Clinton County, 13 Apr 2013 [Dan Kassebaum]
  • Glossy Ibis, Woodford County, 24 May 2013 [Ted Hartzler]
  • Black Vulture, Ft Sheridan FP, Lake County, 19 Oct 2014 [Adam Sell]
  • Black Rail, Shelby County, 14 Jul 2013 [Travis Mahan]
  • Pomarine Jaeger, Weldon Springs SP, DeWitt County, 22-23 Nov 2014 [Ron Bradley, Dan Williams]
  • California Gull (immature), Carlyle Lake, Clinton County, 6 Oct & 3 Nov 2013 [Dan Kassebaum]
  • Slaty-backed Gull, Illinois River at East Peoria, Peoria and Tazewell Counties, 11 Jan 2015 [Jim Mountjoy]
  • Slaty-backed Gull, Calumet Park, Chicago, Cook County, 7 Feb 2015 [Geoff Williamson]
  • Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher, Chicago, Cook County, 11 Sep 2010 [Matt Baughman]
  • Townsend’s Solitaire, Lost Mount Unit of Upper Mississippi River NWR, Jo Daviess County, 19 Dec 2014 [Dan Williams]
  • Bullock’s Oriole, near Joppa, Massac County, 21 Nov 2014 [John Schwegman]

Records Not Accepted

  • Mexican Duck, Carlyle Lake, Clinton County, 23 Mar 2014
  • Eared Grebe, Lake Renwick, Will County, 4 May 2013
  • Reddish Egret, Crab Orchard NWR, Williamson County, 29 Jun 2013
  • Whooping Crane (2), near Ullin, Alexander and Pulaski County, 16 & 23 Nov 2013
  • Sprague’s Pipit, Bureau County, 5 May 2014
  • Sprague’s Pipit, Winthrop Harbor, Lake County, 27 Jul 2014