The Evening Grosbeak, Hesperiphona vespertina vespertina, has either ignored Alabama during its past winter travels, or it has been very secretive, because it has remained in obscurity until January 20, 1958, when it appeared in Gadsden, Alabama. The first bird was seen in the yard of Mrs. William Bates, who called the writer to identify the grosbeak.
Author: Edith Clark
Volume Number: 6 Year Published: 1958
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 12
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1958/Vol 6 No. 3, 4_1958_p12-13.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1958/Vol 6 No. 3, 4_1958.pdf