A female White-winged Scoter, Melanitta deglandi, was seen in the Gulf of Mexico, one mile west of Pelican Point, Dauphin Island. Mobile Co., Alabama, on August 12, 1967. The bird was about 200 yards off shore and was approached to within 30 yards by boat. This represents an early record for the Gulf Coast.
Author: Robert W. Skinner
Volume Number: 15 Year Published: 1967
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 40
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1967/Vol 15 No. 3, 4_1967_p40.pdf
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