Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Vieillot, 1808Reviewable (MD/DCRC)    Synonyms: FTFL.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Tyrannidae   >   Genus Tyrannus   

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Maryland has five accepted records of this rare austral migrant, the first of which was found by Hal Wierenga at Sandy Point SP (9/23/1978, MD/DCRC #1983-005). One bird spent two days in St. Mary's Co. on 9/22 and 9/23/1997 (#1997-751) and another was photographed on the telephone wires at Eastern Neck NWR, Kent Co., on 10/21/2007 (#2007-115). Scott Housten found one at Sunset Park in Ocean City on 11/23/2017 that was cooperative for a couple days (#2017-081). A major surprise showed up on 10/16/2021 in Pasadena, Maryland (#2021-117), followed quickly by a visitor to BARC, Prince George's Co. on 5/30/2022.

There are 28 records in the project database.

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A Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/23/2017). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Sunset Park in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). Found by Scott Housten on 11/23/2017. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Sunset Park in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). Found by Scott Housten on 11/23/2017. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Sunset Park in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). Found by Scott Housten on 11/23/2017. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/23/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/23/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/23/2017). (c) Dominique, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dominique via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Sunset Park in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). Found by Scott Housten on 11/23/2017. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/23/2017). (c) Josh Emm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/23/1997). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). (c) Aaron, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Aaron via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/30/2022). (c) David Kidwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Dave Kidwell. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Sunset Park in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). Found by Scott Housten on 11/23/2017. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Sunset Park in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). Found by Scott Housten on 11/23/2017. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Sunset Park in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). Found by Scott Housten on 11/23/2017. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/30/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/30/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/30/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/30/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Sunset Park in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). Found by Scott Housten on 11/23/2017. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Sunset Park in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). Found by Scott Housten on 11/23/2017. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/30/2022). (c) David Kidwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Dave Kidwell. (MBP list)

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher found by Scott Housten in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/23/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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