Date: 11/9/17 8:29 am
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...>
Subject: Re: ebird question Mo/Ill state line
A most interesting example of birding leading to history and geography.

Cheers, Deepa

On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Al & Lois <alandlois...> wrote:

> After much research this is what I found, the state line was officially
> returned to the original line when the state was admitted as the 24th state
> in 1821.
> http://www.photosbyat.com/Birds/2009-Birding/Birding-2009-
> May/2009-05-15-RMBS/i-BN6gxvB
> I had heard a rumor that this was brought to the front when building the
> new dam and they didn't want to fool with unions from both states.
>
> Al Smith
> Bridgeton, Mo
> St. Louis County
>
> On 11/9/2017 9:11 AM, Edge Wade wrote:
>
>> The map showing the state line going down the middle of the Missouri
>> River is incorrect. Rivers change course. There is a portion of Illinois
>> on "the Missouri side" (west) at Riverlands. The sign is correct. We've
>> been through variations of this matter before. There was a discussion of
>> this on Mobirds 2 or 3 years ago. A search of the Mobirds archives will
>> produce links to maps and more discussion.
>>
>> Edge Wade
>> Columbia, MO
>> <edgew...>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Kathleen A Anderson" <andersonka...>
>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:58:45 PM
>> Subject: ebird question
>>
>> I have been moving old bird records from Avisys into ebird. Here's a
>> problem.
>>
>>
>> I was at an ASM meeting on a field trip to Riverlands led by Jim Malone.
>> We were on Riverlands Way where it turns and goes to the parking lot by the
>> dam. If you go straight, you would go to the Confluence. There is a sign
>> maybe a third down that road to the dam that marks the IL state line. We
>> were standing next to that sign and saw a Blackpoll Warbler on the IL side.
>> If you go to ebird maps, the state line goes down the middle of the MI
>> River. Either I am missing something or there is no way that I can enter my
>> Blackpoll Warbler in ebird at the location I saw it.
>>
>>
>> Does anybody have a solution to my problem?
>> Thank you,
>> Kathleen Anderson, Columbia
>>
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>> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
>> List archives: https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html
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>>
>>
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> http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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ASM Website: http://mobirds.org/
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