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Tennessee Bird Records Committee

South Polar Skua

Stercorarius maccormicki


Order Charadriiformes

Family Stercorariidae







Accidental. One record associated with Hurricane Katrina.


Accepted Records:

        (1) 31 Aug – 1 Sept 2005, Hardin Co.

o       Pickwick Dam following passage of Hurricane Katrina

o       report by Jon Dunn and Brainard Palmer-Ball

o       report by Mike Todd

o       expert opinions collected by Jeff Wilson

o       photos by Joe Guinn

o       photo by Jeff Wilson

o       photos by Mike Todd

o       2 reports accepted in 2007, votes: 6-0, 6-0.