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Gay Frazee — April 13, 12:08AM

white wing cross beak

I am a wildlife rehabber on The Eastern Shore of Virginia. I have a white wing cross beak that had a broken wing and was missing tail feathers. It's wing is healed and tail feathers have grown back. I need to know where the crossbeaks are now in order to release it. They are rare here on The Eastern Shore but this year there were about 20 reported sightings. From what I have learned they apparently go further south occasionally when food is scare in their normal range. Anyway, they were here several months ago and probably are somewhere else now. I'd like to know where so I can try to release this one amongst other crossbeaks. It might require a road trip but I have grown fond of this extraordinary bird and want to do right by it.

Walt Wagner-Hecht — April 13, 08:14PM

Do you mean crossbills?

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Sean A — April 14, 02:22PM

If you go to 'Explore Data' and look at the map for current observations of White-winged Crossbill (select date range Apr-Apr, Current Year), you can see there are still some rerports in the East Coast area. However they appear to be north of Virginia in Maryland, PA, New Jersey, etc.

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