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 three 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). The most recent record was found by Scott Housten at Sunset Park in Ocean City on 11/23/2017.

There are 11 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 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)

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

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (10/4/2009). Photo by Jeremiah Trimble. (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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