Date: 9/9/17 5:10 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Storm Birds and Birding
Hi All. Several of you may have already seen this eBird notification and making your plans to search for rarities. It's certainly worth a second read by those who are interested in checking Georgia's big lakes after Irma passes through (and before/after Jose hits if it follows Irma inland). 

Lake Hartwell, Lake Lanier, Carter's Lake, possibly Lake Juliette and other large water bodies could have some highly unusual pelagic/ocean-going birds such as the ones listed in the report below. And not only those birds brought in by the storm but also birds on their southward migration route that are blocked by the storm. If you see something unusual, please let us know via GABO and/or GOS Facebook even if you're unsure of the ID. It could be something that we don't often see. A photo or two will help. 

Also, you can safely track rare bird sightings using the eBird tool in the article below. Thanks and I hope you and your loved ones remain safe!

Patty McLean, Tucker GA 

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