There is an excellent report in the “Kingbird”, Vol. 52 I, p 2-7, March 2002. Go to the New York State Ornithological association web site and look under records and resources for Publications, then look under Kingbird archives. All the Kingbird Issues (except for recent ones) are available on line.
Doug Futuyma and John Fritz give a description of the Jones Beach bird and a point by point analysis of each and every other conflicting bird. They did all the work and culled all the info from literature and experts and presented their findings. You don’t need any books after viewing this and looking at Deborah Allen’s excellent photos. Sy Schiff -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --