On James Bay, the crew at Long Ridge was apparently getting Red Crossbills quite regularly and we had a single bird fly over at Chickney Point (north of the Albany River). Just yesterday, I had a flock of 15 flyover while I was at Carden. Check out the eBird map for this fall to keep track of this movement.
Here are some screen shots from eBird to give an idea of the extent and how unusual the event is for August:
|Red Crossbill records in eBird for August 2012 (as of 31 Aug)
|Red Crossbill records in eBird for August 2011
|Red Crossbill records in eBird for August between 2002 and 2011