Date: 6/29/17 12:24 pm
From: Bill Shepherd <stoneax63...>
Subject: Re: RFI -- Birding Northwest and North Central Arkansas
To start with, Ryan, I believe there are still some Swainson's Warblers along the Buffalo River, where the old state park used to be. If not there, I suspect you would have to travel a long way south in Arkansas to get to the next breeding site. The last ones I encountered were in--I think--Grant Co.

And, if the Swainson's Warblers aren't singing, you have zero chance of encountering one. Are they still singing now? I don't know.

Good luck!

Bill Shepherd


If the Swainson's Warblers are singing, you can hear them from 1/4 mile away.

Bill Shepherd 2805 Linden, Apt. 3 Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-5964 <Stoneax63...> (501) 375-3918

From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List <ARBIRD-L...> on behalf of Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...>
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:46 AM
To: <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: RFI -- Birding Northwest and North Central Arkansas

Could you post the responses to Ryan Dziedzic here too? I wouldn't mind seeing the list of potential places to go as well.

Sarah Morris

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:37 AM Ryan Dziedzic <ryan.dziedzic...><mailto:<ryan.dziedzic...>> wrote:
Dear Arkansas birders,

I am a Michigan birder who be in the northwest/north central Arkansas (Bull Shoals area) during the coming week (July 3-7) and would enjoy exploring the area looking for 'southern' birds.

If anyone could provide information on potential locations/habitats for the following birds, I would be very appreciative (eBird is only so helpful in this regard). As well, if anyone is able, I would be happy to meet you and bird. Please e-mail me privately if you are able to provide information.

Thank you in advance,

Ryan Dziedzic
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Northern Bobwhite
Mississippi Kite
Greater Roadrunner
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Bell's Vireo
Worm-eating Warbler
Swainson's Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Lark Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Blue Grosbeak
Painted Bunting

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