A first state record of a Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) in Alabama

Published in 2001

On 19 February 2001, David Plumb of Baldwin County, Alabama observed a Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) in his yard and was able to record it on videotape for two minutes. If accepted by the Alabama Bird Records Committee (ABRC), this sighting will constitute the first Alabama record of this species. The Crested Caracara ranges from central and southern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, southern Arizona and northern Baja California, Cuba, south through Middle and South America (AOU 1983). A disjunct population, estimated at a minimum of 400-500 individuals in 1991 (Layne, in Stevenson and Anderson 1994) exists in south central Florida.

Author: Robert A. Duncan and Lucy R. Duncan
Volume Number: 47 Year Published: 2001
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 15

Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/2001/Vol. 47 No 1 2001_p15-17 .pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/2001/Vol. 47 No 1 2001 .pdf