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4/23/18 7:37 am DON KAZMAIER <dlknktk...> Cheyenne Bottoms and home.
4/22/18 8:33 pm Henry Armknecht <whatabirder...> Wichita and Greeley Counties 4/22
4/22/18 7:24 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Goatsucker Trifecta
4/22/18 5:52 pm John Row <johmarrow...> Milford Lake Loons
4/22/18 5:52 pm Kim Morenz <krmorenz...> Hummingbird at feeder
4/22/18 4:28 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson crossbill update
4/22/18 3:22 pm Paul Griffin <pgriffin1...> White-winged Dove
4/22/18 11:39 am Debby McKee <grmasmurf...> Swallow-tailed Kite Lyon cnty
4/22/18 11:18 am Jim & Bonnie Miller <jbmillerster...> Great Egrets
4/22/18 6:06 am Jeff Keating <jffkeats...> Purple Finch
4/21/18 9:00 pm coleen brown <coleenm2002...> Re: A Spring Migration Challenge
4/21/18 8:37 pm Troy Schremmer <0000054e085ca0e6-dmarc-request...> Re: A Spring Migration Challenge
4/21/18 7:15 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> A Spring Migration Challenge
4/21/18 3:34 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson White-winged Crossbill
4/21/18 8:55 am Lloyd Davies <ldavies...> Lincoln's Sparrow
4/21/18 8:51 am Barry Jones <barjones78...> Quivira report 21 Apr 2018
4/20/18 8:29 pm Lowell Johnson <ljohnson...> Cinnamon Teal hybrid
4/20/18 8:00 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Birds of Missouri now available!
4/20/18 6:43 pm Dave and Kathie Roy <droy...> FOS Scissor tail Flycatcher
4/20/18 6:41 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira 4/20/18
4/20/18 11:56 am Jan Hall <00000549d3ba930a-dmarc-request...> Male Baltimore Oriole
4/20/18 7:58 am Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Johnson County Birds
4/20/18 7:51 am Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> Repeating Sparrow Trap Enhancement
4/20/18 7:10 am Antonio, Robert J. <anto...> Burcham:Thursday Morning
4/20/18 5:48 am Andrew Burnett <aburnett9180...> Snowy Plover & 3 Glossy Ibis at Neosho WA
4/19/18 6:02 pm jacob basler <whykansas...> Burrowing Owls in Quivira.
4/19/18 1:25 pm David Williams <davewilliams8...> Leavenworth County Wetlands, now there are 2 areas
4/19/18 11:19 am Terry Swope <kcswope...> Shawnee Mission Park (Johnson County)
4/19/18 8:34 am mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson White-winged Crossbill
4/19/18 6:03 am Dave Klema <daklema1...> Re: Curve-billed thrasher
4/18/18 7:28 pm Kim Morenz <krmorenz...> Baltimore Oriole
4/18/18 7:13 pm Nancy Leo <ksleonj...> Burroughs Audubon field trip to Ft. Leavenworth (long post)
4/18/18 1:57 pm Walter Cochran <0000023297197213-dmarc-request...> Piping Plover at KCPL Wetlands in Gardner
4/18/18 1:45 pm Carolyn Schwab <caschwab3591...> Sedgwick Co/Wichita
4/18/18 12:44 pm John Schukman <schuksaya...> Leavenworth Co. Checklist new bird--Marbled Godwit
4/18/18 8:17 am Keith Wood <kwood...> New backyard arrivals
4/18/18 7:04 am Wedge, Philip C. <pwedge...> FOS House Wren
4/17/18 7:11 pm Ron Klataske <prairie...> First Whip-poor-will of spring, & Cliff Swallows present now
4/17/18 5:59 pm Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> Re: Morton County
4/17/18 5:11 pm Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...> Morton County
4/17/18 2:51 pm RODNEY WEDEL <redb819...> Red breasted Nuthatch
4/17/18 1:36 pm Micky Louis <00000214a7e4bd7a-dmarc-request...> Long-billed Curlew
4/17/18 12:05 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Pratt hatchery ponds
4/17/18 11:22 am Micky Louis <00000214a7e4bd7a-dmarc-request...> Cheyenne Bottoms Long-billed Curlew
4/17/18 9:38 am Rick Tucker <rickt...> Scissor tail
4/17/18 9:34 am Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> Flickers, Starlings, and Yellow-rumped warblers.
4/17/18 8:32 am Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...> RFI: Burrowing owls near CB/Q
4/17/18 8:28 am Robert Penner <rpenner...> Cheyenne Bottoms Shorebird Survey
4/16/18 8:57 pm Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...> Re: Chautauqua and Elk Counties today
4/16/18 8:57 pm Steve Seibel <sseibel999...> 90 Pelicans over Wichita-- same song second verse
4/16/18 8:07 pm Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...> Chautauqua and Elk Counties today
4/16/18 6:33 pm Henry Armknecht <armknecht...> Re: Curve-billed thrasher
4/16/18 6:30 pm G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...> HV County SW 14th Street Wetlands
4/16/18 12:47 pm Busby, William H. <wbusby...> Special Opportunity! Open Breeding Bird Survey Routes in KS
4/16/18 10:40 am Mike Umscheid blog <blog...> Red Crossbill flock continues 5 N Dodge City
4/16/18 10:31 am Mike Umscheid blog <blog...> Curve-billed Thrasher (FORD CO.)
4/16/18 9:48 am mike rader <mike_rader...> Quivira BSM 4/16/18
4/16/18 7:34 am Daniel Larson <birdkansa...> Curve-billed thrasher
4/16/18 4:52 am Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Milford Lake Bird Walk this Saturday
4/15/18 3:23 pm Delisle, Jennifer <jdelisle...> Program, Monday April 23rd - Prairie Passerines & Woodland Wonders: Songbirds in Springtime
4/15/18 12:23 pm John Row <johmarrow...> Re: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS
4/15/18 11:41 am mike rader <mike_rader...> KS Birding Festival
4/15/18 11:06 am Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> Re: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS
4/15/18 10:58 am John Row <johmarrow...> Re: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS
4/15/18 10:40 am Michael Pearce <md_pearce...> Barn owl?
4/15/18 9:19 am Martin, Pam [KDWPT] <Pam.Martin...> FOS thrasher
4/14/18 7:28 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> KOS Spring Meeting registration
4/14/18 6:37 pm Thomas Schermerhorn <tscherme...> Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS
4/14/18 9:53 am Jennifer Hammett <jenham227...> Prothonotary Warbler, Linn County
4/13/18 8:10 pm Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Neotropic Cormorant - Johnson County/Miami County
4/13/18 6:42 pm DON KAZMAIER <dlknktk...> Yard birds
4/13/18 4:39 pm Harrington, Joseph <jharring...> hawks and pets - thanks for the info!
4/13/18 1:57 pm ok_forbs <ok_forbs...> Re: Tuesday Harper County Excursion
4/13/18 12:27 pm David Williams <davewilliams8...> Yellow-throated Warbler at Fort Leavenworth
4/13/18 11:25 am Michelle Folster <bdbiff...> Re: White Crown Sparrow
4/13/18 10:55 am Donna Meyer <50meyer51...> White Crown Sparrow
4/13/18 9:10 am terry mannell <terryman0405...> Evening Grosbeak and Pileated Woodpecker
4/13/18 8:27 am Steve Seibel <sseibel999...> 4/12: Franklin's gulls over Wichita, FOY Chimney Swift, bats
4/13/18 6:07 am G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...> Crossbills, HV County
4/13/18 5:14 am Barry Jones <Barjones78...> Quivira Whooping Crane update 13 April 2018
4/12/18 8:18 pm Scott Seltman <sselt...> Re: Quivira report 12 April 2018 - Whooping Cranes!!
4/12/18 7:52 pm Cheryl Miller <avian67226...> Second Saturday bird walk, Wichita
4/12/18 7:47 pm Linda Vidosh Zempel <0000009ad62f9c3d-dmarc-request...> Re: Tuesday Harper County Excursion
4/12/18 5:17 pm G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...> Quivira Thursday
4/12/18 3:54 pm David Williams <davewilliams8...> Ft Leavenworth bottomlands
4/12/18 1:24 pm Carolyn Schwab <caschwab3591...> Sedgwick county Western Kingbird today
4/12/18 11:53 am James Bair <0000053b853e5bf2-dmarc-request...> Re: Handdicapped Birding Project update
4/12/18 11:14 am Barry Jones <barjones78...> Quivira report 12 April 2018
4/12/18 11:13 am Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...> Re: Burcham Park
4/12/18 11:12 am Daniel Larson <birdkansa...> Tuesday Harper County Excursion
4/12/18 11:04 am Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...> Re: Handdicapped Birding Project update
4/12/18 11:01 am James Bair <0000053b853e5bf2-dmarc-request...> Handdicapped Birding Project update
4/12/18 9:48 am Antonio, Robert J. <anto...> Burcham Park
4/12/18 9:31 am Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...> Baker addendum: Gnatcatcher
4/12/18 8:57 am Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...> Baker Wetlands FOSs this morning
4/12/18 8:51 am Marla Shoemaker <marlaswhisperingpines...> Re: Scissor-tail in Bourbon Co.
4/12/18 8:29 am R w <eaglerodney...> Re: Scissor-tail in Bourbon Co.
4/12/18 6:42 am Daniel Kerr <daniel.adjuster...> Scissor-tail in Bourbon Co.
4/12/18 6:16 am Dan <browndog06...> Serenading sparrow
4/12/18 5:49 am Maggie Schroeder <mschroeder263...> Still learning
4/12/18 4:53 am Lloyd Davies <ldavies...> Eastern Phoebe
4/11/18 8:23 pm Henry Armknecht <armknecht...> Ellis County burn - no birds
4/11/18 11:22 am Steve Seibel <sseibel999...> A Pelican flock passed over Wichita
4/11/18 9:46 am John Row <johmarrow...> Fw: Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
4/11/18 7:23 am Mark Keller <markrat61...> Prairie chicken
4/11/18 7:22 am Mark Keller <markrat61...> Greater Prairie Chicken in far NWKS
4/11/18 7:20 am Carolyn Schwab <caschwab3591...> Harvey county Hudsonian Godwits.
4/11/18 7:05 am Jenn Rader <jennrader34...> Shoal Creek WA, Cherokee County warblers 4-10&11-18
4/11/18 7:03 am Antonio, Robert J. <anto...> Brown Thrasher
4/11/18 7:00 am Kat Farres <ozbelgnz...> What Hawks like to hunt....
4/10/18 8:32 pm Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...> Re: pets and hawks
4/10/18 8:19 pm Kat Farres <ozbelgnz...> Re: pets and hawks
4/10/18 8:14 pm Fred Bartel <fbartel70...> Spray over Newton
4/10/18 7:43 pm Harrington, Joseph <jharring...> pets and hawks
4/10/18 7:30 pm Donna Chance <donna4885...> Possible juvenile Mississippi Kite, Doniphan County, 4/10
4/10/18 1:29 pm Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...> Re: Black-headed gull, Sedg. Co
4/10/18 12:21 pm Chuck Otte <cotte...> Re: Black-headed gull, Sedg. Co
4/10/18 10:56 am Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Re: Black-headed gull, Sedg. Co
4/10/18 10:43 am Aaron Batterbee <abatterbee25...> Hudsonian godwit Johnson county
4/10/18 9:02 am Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> Lesser Goldfinch
4/10/18 7:04 am Mary Herold <herold4us...> Black-headed gull, Sedg. Co
4/10/18 6:13 am Doris Burnett <dburnett7750...> Plot Co Lake #2
4/10/18 5:37 am Jeff Keating <jffkeats...> Republican River Bridge Hwy 77 Birding
4/9/18 5:57 pm Richard Tucker <rickt...> Labette County birds
4/9/18 4:04 pm Scott Seltman <sselt...> LEPC viewing
4/9/18 12:11 pm <editor...> Re: Three Requests for Handheld Birdsong Player (but not on a phone), Birding Guide and More
4/9/18 11:47 am Mark Keller <markrat61...> Re: Three Requests for Handheld Birdsong Player (but not on a phone), Birding Guide and More
4/9/18 10:59 am Ron Klataske <prairie...> Three Requests for Handheld Birdsong Player (but not on a phone), Birding Guide and More
4/9/18 7:08 am Daniel Larson <birdkansa...> Baker Wetlands Survey
4/8/18 8:56 pm Robert Reed <ridgewalkertrent...> Re: Cinnamon Teal - Linn County
4/8/18 8:19 pm Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...> Osage, Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties today
4/8/18 6:10 pm John Northrup <jdn008...> Re: On the Missing DEC. KOS Bull
4/8/18 4:50 pm Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Cinnamon Teal - Linn County
4/8/18 12:57 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> On the Missing DEC. KOS Bull
4/8/18 10:08 am Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Geary County Lesser Goldfinch
4/8/18 9:48 am mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson WW Crossbill update
4/8/18 8:58 am Steve Seibel <sseibel999...> (out of area)-- Platte River Sandhill and Whooping Cranes
4/8/18 8:49 am Ken Brunson <prattbrunsons...> Sprague's pipit, Smith's longspurs locations
4/8/18 8:21 am John Schukman <schuksaya...> Bird/wildlife cover
4/8/18 7:44 am Doris Burnett <dburnett7750...> Re: Eagle nest
4/8/18 5:46 am Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> (FWD) April 2018 Update, Kansas County Listing
4/7/18 3:41 pm Doris Burnett <dburnett7750...> Eagle nest
4/7/18 1:59 pm Max Thompson <maxt...> Lesser Goldfinch
4/6/18 1:44 pm ok_forbs <ok_forbs...> FOS Birds
4/6/18 11:57 am Delisle, Jennifer <jdelisle...> Program in Lawrence: Plants for Birds
4/6/18 5:10 am Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> Yellow-rumped warblers fighting for suet
4/5/18 11:08 pm Gary Haden <gchaden...> Morris County LeConte's Sparrow
4/5/18 7:20 pm DON KAZMAIER <dlknktk...> Re: Migrants in Harvey county
4/5/18 6:47 pm Aaron Batterbee <abatterbee25...> KCPL Wetlands
4/5/18 5:01 pm Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...> Lake Wabaunsee WW Scoter continues
4/5/18 12:50 pm Chuck Otte <cotte...> Thursday Birds around Geary County
4/5/18 9:23 am terry mannell <terryman0405...> Evening Grosbeak Continues
4/5/18 8:03 am mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson WW Crossbill
4/5/18 7:56 am Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...> Re: Migrants in Harvey county
4/5/18 7:05 am Carolyn Schwab <caschwab3591...> Migrants in Harvey county
4/5/18 2:49 am Steve Seibel <sseibel999...> Wichita Osprey
4/4/18 7:11 pm Rick Tucker <rickt...> Crawford County birds
4/4/18 6:58 pm coleen brown <coleenm2002...> Re: Wichita Crossbills
4/4/18 6:49 pm Jeff Keating <jffkeats...> Milford State Park
4/4/18 4:39 pm Tom Ewert <ewert.tom...> Wichita Crossbills
4/4/18 8:21 am Kathy McDowell <sialias...> Glen Elder Snowy Owl
4/4/18 6:17 am mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson White-winged Crossbill
4/4/18 3:56 am Shannon Rayl <shannon.rayl...> Sprinting Sparrow
4/3/18 3:11 pm John Row <johmarrow...> Re: Lincoln's Sparrow Feederwatch
4/3/18 11:13 am terry mannell <terryman0405...> Evening Grosbeak
4/3/18 6:18 am Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...> Morton County
4/3/18 5:56 am DON KAZMAIER <dlknktk...> Say's Phoebe
4/2/18 7:51 pm Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> Lincoln's Sparrow Feederwatch
4/2/18 6:52 pm Mark Land <markeland...> Eastern Phoebe bonanza
4/2/18 6:23 pm Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...> DC Cormorants near peak
4/2/18 5:59 pm Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...> Morton County
4/2/18 5:53 pm Johnson, D. Richard <drj...> Re: cedarwaxwings
4/2/18 2:36 pm William <suttonwill...> cedarwaxwings
4/2/18 1:54 pm ok_forbs <ok_forbs...> Carolina Wren soft song
4/2/18 12:10 pm Rodney Wright <0000005b881bc9ec-dmarc-request...> Vesper Sparrows
4/2/18 10:34 am Nic Allen <tendingthegarden...> American Pipits Wyandotte County Lake
4/2/18 8:52 am terry mannell <terryman0405...> Evening Grosbeak
4/2/18 7:33 am Jeff Keating <jffkeats...> Geary County Purple Martin
4/1/18 7:11 pm terry mannell <terryman0405...> Evening Grosbeak
4/1/18 4:21 pm Dan <browndog06...> Rare yard bird
4/1/18 3:46 pm G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...> HV County FOS and others
4/1/18 2:52 pm Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...> County Listing Due April 7
4/1/18 12:40 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson crossbill
4/1/18 11:50 am Brandon Magette <averbirder...> Easter Fools Day
4/1/18 11:14 am Sacie Lambertson <sacie.lambertson...> Lawrence
4/1/18 11:08 am William <suttonwill...> suet log
4/1/18 9:41 am Max Thompson <maxt...> Siskins
4/1/18 9:14 am terry mannell <terryman0405...> Evening Grosbeak
4/1/18 8:17 am David Williams <davewilliams8...> Birds in our Leavenworth County yard March 31
3/31/18 2:43 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson White-winged Crossbill update
3/31/18 10:47 am terry mannell <terryman0405...> Chipping Sparrow
3/31/18 9:22 am Amber Myers <myersa78...> Pileated Woodpeckers
3/30/18 8:03 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson WW Crosbill
3/30/18 3:20 pm Richard Tucker <rickt...> Labette County birds
3/30/18 10:33 am Max Thompson <maxt...> Fish Crow
3/30/18 10:01 am Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...> Baker Wetlands: Shrike et al.
3/30/18 8:31 am Dan <browndog06...> Purple Finch Manhattan
3/30/18 7:26 am Sue Newland <newlandsue60...> Re: KSBIRD-L Digest - 17 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018 (#2018-19)
3/30/18 5:34 am Kat Farres <ozbelgnz...> Lakewood Park Salina KS 3/29/18
3/29/18 9:20 pm coleen brown <coleenm2002...> Re: KSBIRD-L Digest - 17 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018 (#2018-19)
3/29/18 2:43 pm Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> How to Make a Suet Log Feeder
3/29/18 2:34 pm Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...> Goose on eagle nest?
3/29/18 1:42 pm ok_forbs <ok_forbs...> FOS Bat
3/29/18 5:25 am Jane Liggett <liggettjane...> Re: Ticks
3/28/18 6:14 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Upcoming KOS meetings
3/28/18 5:57 pm Michael Pearce <md_pearce...> Re: Ticks
3/28/18 5:24 pm Marla Shoemaker <marlaswhisperingpines...> Re: Ticks
3/28/18 4:47 pm Dan <browndog06...> Manhattan migrants
3/28/18 4:38 pm Doris Burnett <dburnett7750...> Ticks
3/28/18 9:51 am mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson WW Xbill update
3/28/18 8:43 am Tom Ewert <ewert.tom...> Crossbills Park City
3/27/18 1:39 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson White-winged Crossbill seen again
3/27/18 1:00 pm Barry Jones <barjones78...> Quivira Whoopers for the record 3/23
3/27/18 12:31 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Kansas Birding Festival
3/27/18 12:19 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson WW Crossbill
3/27/18 8:22 am Robert Penner <rpenner...> Cheyenne Bottoms Shorebirds
3/26/18 5:24 pm Marla Shoemaker <marlaswhisperingpines...> Re: Injured Hawk in Salina
3/26/18 4:11 pm Ron Klataske <prairie...> Injured Hawk in Salina
3/26/18 3:16 pm terry mannell <terryman0405...> Lincoln Sparrow
3/26/18 9:09 am mike rader <mike_rader...> Kansas Birding Big Year
3/26/18 7:31 am Dan Larson <0000008df5d69958-dmarc-request...> Baker Wetlands Survey
3/25/18 4:15 pm Carol Morgan <crxmorgan...> YCNH
3/25/18 2:45 pm DON KAZMAIER <dlknktk...> Re: Wilson White-winged Crossbill
3/25/18 2:10 pm Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Cinnamon Teal at KCPL Wetlands (Johnson County)
3/25/18 1:43 pm Curtis Wolf <cjwolf...> Whooping cranes Cheyenne Bottoms WA
3/25/18 11:31 am Doris Burnett <dburnett7750...> First of the season chipping sparrow
3/25/18 10:07 am mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson White-winged Crossbill
3/25/18 9:14 am Wedge, Philip C. <pwedge...> Cinnamon Teal-Baker Wetlands
3/25/18 9:10 am Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...> Invasive plant removal at Oak Park next Saturday
3/24/18 3:15 pm Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...> BB Whistling-ducks, Baker Wetlands
3/24/18 11:19 am Micky Louis <00000214a7e4bd7a-dmarc-request...> White-winged Scoter
3/24/18 7:56 am Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...> Red-shouldered Hawk nest building in N. Wichita
 
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Date: 4/23/18 7:37 am
From: DON KAZMAIER <dlknktk...>
Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms and home.
Two birds of interest: Cinnamon Teal and Western Grebe at the bottoms, and a pair of Wood Ducks in our yard at 9:30 this morning. New yards bird(s). Watching for the Black Bellied Whistling Ducks to show up, hopefully !! Donnie & Kathy K. in Larned

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Date: 4/22/18 8:33 pm
From: Henry Armknecht <whatabirder...>
Subject: Wichita and Greeley Counties 4/22
It was my intention to spend this weekend in Johnson and vicinity counties, but something came up Friday, so I didn't.

I did go west today and had a great day of birding.

The first success was finding two Snow Geese at the Oakley WTP. Logan was the only county without Snow Goose on the list, so this has been a goal for Jeff Calhoun and myself. After several visits, I finally found one.

The real objective for the day was to spend as much time as possible in Wichita County working on my county list. Leoti WTP held a lot of birds - including several that I needed. Willets and Marbled Godwits are always good to see. I got to see a Peregrine working the birds at the WTP. I also got a close observation of a Greater Scaup side-by-side with a trio of Lessers. It makes the ID much easier. Wandering Wichita County produced two Ruby-crowned Kinglets and an Orange-crowned Warbler at Sherwood Forest.

The most unexpected observation was hearing what sounded like Scaled Quail in Wichita County. I was surprised to see they are already on the county list, but I am skeptical of what I heard. Still trying to think what could sound like them and would be in native prairie calling at this time of year.

After wandering Wichita County for a while, a ran over to Tribune. The WTP is more difficult to observe now that it is considered prime lakeside housing. I was also dismayed to see that the small park at the fairgrounds now has a sidewalk wide enough for golf cart hot laps (local kids taking advantage) and a disk golf course. Pretty much everything that can be has been bush hogged. The WTP produced Marbled Godwits and Willets. The park a Lincoln and a Field Sparrow.

The concrete Jungle on the south edge of Tribune produced a Cooper's Hawk and a Red Fox. Needless to say, I didn't see many birds. However, there was a pool of water and I flushed two Snipe.

A stop at the Dighton WTP let me down as far as large shorebirds, but it did produce a Greater Scaup.

West of Ness City, I was treated to a quad of flyover presumed Lesser Prairie Chickens.

Just at sunset, I stopped at a marshy lake area in Ness County that Jeff Calhoun and I stumbled across a while back. It was too dark to see much, but I did see a Great Egret, over 50 Double-crested Cormorants, and hundreds of ducks. I heard a Marbled Godwit calling. It looks like a great place for a Bald Eagle nest.

Anyone want to explore Ness County with me this coming Saturday?

Only apparent passerine migrants were the Kinglets, a handful of orange-crowned Warblers, and 1 or 2 field Sparrows in several places.

In addition to the Snow Goose in Logan, apparent new county birds were:

Greater Scaup in Wichita and Lane Counties.
Marbled Godwit in Greeley.
Peregrine Falcon in Wichita.
Field Sparrow in Greeley.

Henry A
Hays

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Date: 4/22/18 7:24 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Goatsucker Trifecta
Went to Lyon's Creek Road bridge over Lyon Creek (Geary County) just after
sunset tonight and managed to get Common Poorwill, Chuck-will's-widow
and Eastern Whip-poor-will calling. Of course we also had gobbling Wild
Turkeys, Barred and Great Horned Owls and a few coyote choruses as well.
Last year we managed this same feat on April 23rd. The earliest we've ever
had Chuck-will's-widows is April 14 in 2004.

Chuck+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Chuck & Jaye Otte mailto:<otte2...>
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Date: 4/22/18 5:52 pm
From: John Row <johmarrow...>
Subject: Milford Lake Loons
All, on a tip from Chuck Otte that his group spotted around 10 common loons at the marina area of Milford Lake State Park on Saturday, I never really expected to see that many in that same location today. I was amazed to find even more. Would you believe 14? All seen in the cove at the marina from one vantage point. So there could possibly be more loons than that on the lake. Chuck suggested that eBird would flag that high of a count and he was right. A high count for me for sure. A mix of loons in breeding and winter plumages.

Good birding,

John Row
Manhattan, KS

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Date: 4/22/18 5:52 pm
From: Kim Morenz <krmorenz...>
Subject: Hummingbird at feeder
Saw what I believe to be a male ruby throated hummingbird at the oriole feeder! Usually don’t see them until close to Mother’s Day here in OP.
Kim Morenz
Overland Park, Johnson County

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Date: 4/22/18 4:28 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson crossbill update
All,


The White-winged Crossbill was not seen today as far as I know. we did have a brief visit from a Red Crossbill however. I spent a good part of the day at Wilson Lake today (86 species!), so wasn't looking at our feeders a lot. Ellen tried to look every so often, but no luck today.


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 4/22/18 3:22 pm
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1...>
Subject: White-winged Dove
Hi Folks,

I just saw a White-winged Dove in my backyard near my feeders. I was expecting them. It was with some Mourning Doves eating thistle seed on the ground. It was jumpy and flew up a nearby tall tree along the alley. I was able to zoom in on it, and easily see the bold white mark on the edge of the folded wing and the broad tip of the tail, with the white tip. It was much bigger than the Mournings near it. I also have the more common Eurasian Collared-Dove in my neighborhood, they seem to be here all year now.

I also have a couple of Pine Siskins as almost all of the Goldfinches have left. A Titmouse comes and goes, been around most of the winter. Tons of House Finches, to many Starlings. The Robins have been hungry as they have been eating millet and thistle seed along with the Doves.

Its almost Warbler time. Also, hummingbirds. I can hardly wait.

Happy birding,

Paul Griffin, Wichita



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Date: 4/22/18 11:39 am
From: Debby McKee <grmasmurf...>
Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite Lyon cnty
I just saw a Swallow-tailed Kite circling over Reading, KS in Lyon
county!!!I lost it in the clouds, but had a good look- distintive forked
tail
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Debby McKee
Topeka, KS

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Date: 4/22/18 11:18 am
From: Jim & Bonnie Miller <jbmillerster...>
Subject: Great Egrets
We live north of McPherson in McPherson County. We have a pond which attracts ducks and herons each year. This year with the lack of rain, the pond is very low and the fish are easy to catch which the birds love.

This morning we had five Great Egrets and several Great Blue Herons. The Great Blue Herons come every season as there is a Great Blue Heron Rookery near us south of Maxwell Game Preserve on 27th avenue.

We would like to know if anyone is aware of a rookery for the Great Egrets near us.


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Date: 4/22/18 6:06 am
From: Jeff Keating <jffkeats...>
Subject: Purple Finch
Yesterday while watching feeding area awaiting Orioles at jelly feeder,
there was a female purple Finch at the black oil sunflower seed feeders. It
was in and out all day. Also had our first blackbird invasion, with
grackles, a red-winged, and a cowbird.

Busy day even without anything orange.

Jeff Keating
Geary County

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Date: 4/21/18 9:00 pm
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002...>
Subject: Re: A Spring Migration Challenge
Well put, Chuck Otte! I enjoyed birding with open windows watching the many sparrows (and Carla & I noticed the great variations in Harris's Sparrows too!) N. Cardinals, American Goldfinches, Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, etc. I even studied the House Sparrow! I LOVE the chatter of all the songs mixed together! And they CERTAINLY were happy with this slow drizzle rain!!
Coleen Brown
Manhattan



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-------- Original message --------
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Date: 4/21/18 9:15 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: A Spring Migration Challenge

The next three weeks, spring migration, is like Christmas for birders. So
many species returning or passing through; it can really overwhelm the
senses. But while were all rushing around, cursing or thanking the weather,
the sunlight, the wind, or the birding gods, let me issue you a three pronged
challenge based on far too many decades of chasing migration!

#1. Close your eyes. The human body is amazing and one of the most
amazing parts of it are the eyes. Their ability to see nearly endless color
shades and hues, low light to high light ability to see, ability to detect motion
and pick out minute details is truly amazing. But the eyes are also very
egotistical and take over our brain often at the expense of other senses. We
can quickly end up chasing visual cues all over the 360 degree sphere
around us that we forget to use the other critical sense of birders, sound.
Study the calls of warblers. Try to relearn all the warbler calls from last year
and a few more for this year. Birders regularly tell me that they cant learn
bird calls, yet they can sing along with every popular song on the radio for the
past 10 years. Spend as much time listening, and relistening and
re-relistening to calls. Have someone play calls back to you without the name
at the start (easier to do now with smart phone apps.) Then get out birding
and spend some time with your eyes closed and just listen. You often have to
close your eyes to shut off all the distractions so you can listen. (And if youre
young, take every effort to protect your hearing. Earplugs arent expensive
and should be worn around any kind of powered equipment or load music.
And if you routinely listen to music through headphones or earbuds, KEEP IT
TURNED DOWN!) Go out on birding trips and start directing your birding to
following the sounds you dont know. It will change how you see and hear
things and how you bird!

#2. Spend time studying the common birds. How often do we see something
we think we know well - an American Robin, Blue Jay, Common Grackle -
and within that split second that we ID it in our mind, we move on to what
else is there. Spend time studying the common birds. Switch the letters and
learn to spend time watching birds instead of just bird watching. Today was a
gray, cloudy, cold, rainy day and I spent a great deal of time looking at
Lincolns, White-throated, Chipping and Harriss Sparrows in my backyard
around the feeder. I spent time looking at every little detail. At how they each
fed and hopped or walked around differently. I marveled at the seemingly
endless variation of the Harriss Sparrows as they molt into breeding
(alternate) plumage. Spend time looking at the endless variation of House
Sparrows. I say this because you may be amazed at how many photos I
have been sent of House Sparrows by birders stumped by then. One of the
biggest challenges to birders is the uncommon presentation of the common
species. The best tool for learning is time spent studying a species when you
already know what it is. Because then you can watch it from all angles and
not be confused by a brief view of an odd angle. You know what it is and you
can start to put together a 3-D image of the bird in your mind. Of course,
move beyond simply "colors". Look at patterns. Look at light colored plumage
vs dark colored plumage. Again, our eyes get in the way and the first thing
you say when trying to describe the bird is color. Everyone sees color
differently and trying to match shades of the bird you are seeing with shades
in the field guide will drive you to distraction and wrong conclusions. It
happens with House and Purple Finches every winter!

Lastly, #3. Spend time with your nose in the books. The instant information of
the internet has done birders a great dis-service. Sit down with a good field
guide and go species by species, page by page. Look at the illustration.
Read the description. Look at the range maps. STUDY the introductory
material before you even get to the species accounts. There is so much
great information that you can learn from the very experienced birders who
write these books. Birds can be watched from sunup to sundown. But most
of us dont go to bed at sundown so spend some quiet evening time studying!
Many newer birders are easily enticed by all the resources on the internet but
anyone can publish anything on the internet without any vetting of the quality
of the information. Books arent perfect either, but they have at least been
through some form of review. And be cautious of range maps - if you want to
know the expected range of Kansas species, get Birds of Kansas. Most field
guides and even internet sources are looking at the range of a species
across an entire continent. Birds of Kansas is looking at the same
information on a county by county basis in just the state of Kansas.

From now through mid May is a wonderful time of year for birders. Certainly
get out there and enjoy the marvel of migration. However, dont get caught
up in the rush to simply check off one more species than the next birder.
Time spent studying books, studying birds you already know and listening to
the world around you can make spring migration more amazing than you
ever thought possible!

Enjoy!
Chuck

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Date: 4/21/18 8:37 pm
From: Troy Schremmer <0000054e085ca0e6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: A Spring Migration Challenge
That is great advice Chuck as always, happy spring birding


Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> wrote:
The next three weeks, spring migration, is like Christmas for birders. So
many species returning or passing through; it can really overwhelm the
senses. But while we�re all rushing around, cursing or thanking the weather,
the sunlight, the wind, or the birding gods, let me issue you a three pronged
challenge based on far too many decades of chasing migration!

#1. Close your eyes. The human body is amazing and one of the most
amazing parts of it are the eyes. Their ability to see nearly endless color
shades and hues, low light to high light ability to see, ability to detect motion
and pick out minute details is truly amazing. But the eyes are also very
egotistical and take over our brain often at the expense of other senses. We
can quickly end up chasing visual cues all over the 360 degree sphere
around us that we forget to use the other critical sense of birders, sound.
Study the calls of warblers. Try to relearn all the warbler calls from last year
and a few more for this year. Birders regularly tell me that they can�t learn
bird calls, yet they can sing along with every popular song on the radio for the
past 10 years. Spend as much time listening, and relistening and
re-relistening to calls. Have someone play calls back to you without the name
at the start (easier to do now with smart phone apps.) Then get out birding
and spend some time with your eyes closed and just listen. You often have to
close your eyes to shut off all the distractions so you can listen. (And if you�re
young, take every effort to protect your hearing. Earplugs aren�t expensive
and should be worn around any kind of powered equipment or load music.
And if you routinely listen to music through headphones or earbuds, KEEP IT
TURNED DOWN!) Go out on birding trips and start directing your birding to
following the sounds you don�t know. It will change how you see and hear
things and how you bird!

#2. Spend time studying the common birds. How often do we see something
we think we know well - an American Robin, Blue Jay, Common Grackle -
and within that split second that we ID it in our mind, we move on to what
else is there. Spend time studying the common birds. Switch the letters and
learn to spend time watching birds instead of just bird watching. Today was a
gray, cloudy, cold, rainy day and I spent a great deal of time looking at
Lincoln�s, White-throated, Chipping and Harris�s Sparrows in my backyard
around the feeder. I spent time looking at every little detail. At how they each
fed and hopped or walked around differently. I marveled at the seemingly
endless variation of the Harris�s Sparrows as they molt into breeding
(alternate) plumage. Spend time looking at the endless variation of House
Sparrows. I say this because you may be amazed at how many photos I
have been sent of House Sparrows by birders stumped by then. One of the
biggest challenges to birders is the uncommon presentation of the common
species. The best tool for learning is time spent studying a species when you
already know what it is. Because then you can watch it from all angles and
not be confused by a brief view of an odd angle. You know what it is and you
can start to put together a 3-D image of the bird in your mind. Of course,
move beyond simply "colors". Look at patterns. Look at light colored plumage
vs dark colored plumage. Again, our eyes get in the way and the first thing
you say when trying to describe the bird is color. Everyone sees color
differently and trying to match shades of the bird you are seeing with shades
in the field guide will drive you to distraction and wrong conclusions. It
happens with House and Purple Finches every winter!

Lastly, #3. Spend time with your nose in the books. The instant information of
the internet has done birders a great dis-service. Sit down with a good field
guide and go species by species, page by page. Look at the illustration.
Read the description. Look at the range maps. STUDY the introductory
material before you even get to the species accounts. There is so much
great information that you can learn from the very experienced birders who
write these books. Birds can be watched from sunup to sundown. But most
of us don�t go to bed at sundown so spend some quiet evening time studying!
Many newer birders are easily enticed by all the resources on the internet but
anyone can publish anything on the internet without any vetting of the quality
of the information. Books aren�t perfect either, but they have at least been
through some form of review. And be cautious of range maps - if you want to
know the expected range of Kansas species, get Birds of Kansas. Most field
guides and even internet sources are looking at the range of a species
across an entire continent. Birds of Kansas is looking at the same
information on a county by county basis in just the state of Kansas.

From now through mid May is a wonderful time of year for birders. Certainly
get out there and enjoy the marvel of migration. However, don�t get caught
up in the rush to simply check off one more species than the next birder.
Time spent studying books, studying birds you already know and listening to
the world around you can make spring migration more amazing than you
ever thought possible!

Enjoy!
Chuck

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613 Tamerisk
Junction City Kansas USA 66441
785-238-8800

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Date: 4/21/18 7:15 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: A Spring Migration Challenge
The next three weeks, spring migration, is like Christmas for birders. So
many species returning or passing through; it can really overwhelm the
senses. But while were all rushing around, cursing or thanking the weather,
the sunlight, the wind, or the birding gods, let me issue you a three pronged
challenge based on far too many decades of chasing migration!

#1. Close your eyes. The human body is amazing and one of the most
amazing parts of it are the eyes. Their ability to see nearly endless color
shades and hues, low light to high light ability to see, ability to detect motion
and pick out minute details is truly amazing. But the eyes are also very
egotistical and take over our brain often at the expense of other senses. We
can quickly end up chasing visual cues all over the 360 degree sphere
around us that we forget to use the other critical sense of birders, sound.
Study the calls of warblers. Try to relearn all the warbler calls from last year
and a few more for this year. Birders regularly tell me that they cant learn
bird calls, yet they can sing along with every popular song on the radio for the
past 10 years. Spend as much time listening, and relistening and
re-relistening to calls. Have someone play calls back to you without the name
at the start (easier to do now with smart phone apps.) Then get out birding
and spend some time with your eyes closed and just listen. You often have to
close your eyes to shut off all the distractions so you can listen. (And if youre
young, take every effort to protect your hearing. Earplugs arent expensive
and should be worn around any kind of powered equipment or load music.
And if you routinely listen to music through headphones or earbuds, KEEP IT
TURNED DOWN!) Go out on birding trips and start directing your birding to
following the sounds you dont know. It will change how you see and hear
things and how you bird!

#2. Spend time studying the common birds. How often do we see something
we think we know well - an American Robin, Blue Jay, Common Grackle -
and within that split second that we ID it in our mind, we move on to what
else is there. Spend time studying the common birds. Switch the letters and
learn to spend time watching birds instead of just bird watching. Today was a
gray, cloudy, cold, rainy day and I spent a great deal of time looking at
Lincolns, White-throated, Chipping and Harriss Sparrows in my backyard
around the feeder. I spent time looking at every little detail. At how they each
fed and hopped or walked around differently. I marveled at the seemingly
endless variation of the Harriss Sparrows as they molt into breeding
(alternate) plumage. Spend time looking at the endless variation of House
Sparrows. I say this because you may be amazed at how many photos I
have been sent of House Sparrows by birders stumped by then. One of the
biggest challenges to birders is the uncommon presentation of the common
species. The best tool for learning is time spent studying a species when you
already know what it is. Because then you can watch it from all angles and
not be confused by a brief view of an odd angle. You know what it is and you
can start to put together a 3-D image of the bird in your mind. Of course,
move beyond simply "colors". Look at patterns. Look at light colored plumage
vs dark colored plumage. Again, our eyes get in the way and the first thing
you say when trying to describe the bird is color. Everyone sees color
differently and trying to match shades of the bird you are seeing with shades
in the field guide will drive you to distraction and wrong conclusions. It
happens with House and Purple Finches every winter!

Lastly, #3. Spend time with your nose in the books. The instant information of
the internet has done birders a great dis-service. Sit down with a good field
guide and go species by species, page by page. Look at the illustration.
Read the description. Look at the range maps. STUDY the introductory
material before you even get to the species accounts. There is so much
great information that you can learn from the very experienced birders who
write these books. Birds can be watched from sunup to sundown. But most
of us dont go to bed at sundown so spend some quiet evening time studying!
Many newer birders are easily enticed by all the resources on the internet but
anyone can publish anything on the internet without any vetting of the quality
of the information. Books arent perfect either, but they have at least been
through some form of review. And be cautious of range maps - if you want to
know the expected range of Kansas species, get Birds of Kansas. Most field
guides and even internet sources are looking at the range of a species
across an entire continent. Birds of Kansas is looking at the same
information on a county by county basis in just the state of Kansas.

From now through mid May is a wonderful time of year for birders. Certainly
get out there and enjoy the marvel of migration. However, dont get caught
up in the rush to simply check off one more species than the next birder.
Time spent studying books, studying birds you already know and listening to
the world around you can make spring migration more amazing than you
ever thought possible!

Enjoy!
Chuck

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Date: 4/21/18 3:34 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson White-winged Crossbill
All,


The male White-winged Crossbill that was refound up the street from my house after a couple week absence on 4/19/18 was seen at our feeders this afternoon just after 5:00pm. It came in a couple of times for seeds and then disappeared.


Mike Rader
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Date: 4/21/18 8:55 am
From: Lloyd Davies <ldavies...>
Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow
Had a Lincoln's Sparrow in the back woods last night. Flew up to the house.
Watched it a long time and certain it was my first. It was pretty cool.
Delicate markings.



Lloyd Davies

Marion, KS




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Date: 4/21/18 8:51 am
From: Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira report 21 Apr 2018
Wet and cool conditions this morning at Quivira, 4/21, but a few interesting birds. Confirmed at least one Burrowing Owl as reported a couple days ago along NE 190th Street. The one seen today was on the north side of 190th (on the private land side). Large quantities (100s) of Franklin's Gulls in the Big Salt Marsh/NE 170th area, along with at least one Bonaparte's and (on the flats north of 170th) one first-year Lesser Black-backed Gull. FOS Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Orange-crowned Warbler in the cottonwoods north of the 170th/105th junction. Two small flocks of Wilson's Phalaropes and a FOS Solitary Sandpiper along the Wildlife Drive.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 4/20/18 8:29 pm
From: Lowell Johnson <ljohnson...>
Subject: Cinnamon Teal hybrid
Several birders reported a Cinnamon Teal x Blue-winged Teal hybrid recently at the K-State beef farm. For those interested, I have posted several photos taken April 17, 2018, of what I presume is the same bird. Photos can be seen on <flickr.com/photos/lbjbirds>

Lowell Johnson

Manhattan, Ks

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Date: 4/20/18 8:00 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Birds of Missouri now available!
I wanted to let everyone know! Please note that the last URL is very lengthy
and wraps so you will need to cut and paste. The download is about 15 mb
but should proceed quickly - at least it did when I downloaded it! It may not
be of interest to everyone but folks in the eastern part of Kansas should take
the time to look at it!

Chuck

A new book, The Status and Distribution of Birds in Missouri by Mark B.
Robbins is a comprehensive, up-to-date compilation of the 435 species that
have been documented in Missouri. Primarily as a result of climate change
many species status and distribution have changed in the past twenty-five
years. Those changes are highlighted in this treatise. The dramatic change in
avian nomenclature and taxonomy will be apparent when comparing this
work with past publications and field guides. There are four maps and 24
photographs of unusual birds recorded in the state, all in color; 340 pages.

The book is online as a free download through KU ScholarWorks, the online
institutional repository of the University of Kansas:
http://hdl.handle.net/1808/26287

A printed copy (called Perfect Paperback) is available for $18.25 + shipping
and handling ($6.95) through the KU Bookstore at the following website:
https://www.kubookstore.com/p-142735-birds-of-missouri.aspx

It is also available through Amazon at the link below, but note that the cost of
the book is higher via Amazon: $25 + shipping and handling ($3.99).
https://www.amazon.com/Birds-Missouri-Mark-B-Robbins/dp/B07BZKMBMV/
ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1523994800&sr=8-16&keywords=Birds+of+Miss
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Date: 4/20/18 6:43 pm
From: Dave and Kathie Roy <droy...>
Subject: FOS Scissor tail Flycatcher
First of season Scissortail Flycatcher seen in Saline County within one mile north of zoo entrance this evening on Halstead Rd on a fence. Beautiful!!!

Kathleen Roy
Minneapolis
Ottawa County

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Date: 4/20/18 6:41 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira 4/20/18
Hi All,


I got to bird a good part of the day with my buddy Rob Penner today. He's recovering from back surgery, so I took it easy on him and drove him around Cheyenne Bottoms! we had some great birds including: a Ferruginous Hawk, Burrowing Owl and Long-billed Curlew in the TNC area, 400+ Hudsonian Godwits & 7700 dowitchers in Pool 4B, and 110 Buff-breasted Sandpipers and a Whimbrel in the freshly-burned area just across K-156 highway from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. We had 8 Cinnamon Teal and a Little Blue Heron in Pool 2 and a 200+ flock of mibis in 3A. Lots of birds around for sure! I drove through the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira earlier today before meeting Rob and had single Piping and Semipalmated Plovers in with all the Snowies and a couple of Red-breasted Mergansers. Lots of waterfowl at Quivira, but still relatively few shorebirds.


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 4/20/18 11:56 am
From: Jan Hall <00000549d3ba930a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Male Baltimore Oriole
Just had my first Baltimore Oriole of the season at the hummingbird feeder this morning 4/20!

Jan Hall
East Lawrence, KS

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Date: 4/20/18 7:58 am
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Johnson County Birds
I met Aaron Batterbee for a quick walk around KCPL wetlands this morning.
There was a good number of shorebirds present but little diversity.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44745241

I stopped at Heritage Park but the low water crossing area was mostly quiet
except for sparrows. At Wilderness Wetlands I had my first of year Northern
Parula and Broad-winged Hawk. The highlight were the singing Yellow-rumped
Warblers with one Audubon subspecies mixed among them. It is the first time
I have seen one in Kansas.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44747877

Good birding,

Malcolm Gold (Johnson County, Overland Park, Kansas )
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Date: 4/20/18 7:51 am
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...>
Subject: Repeating Sparrow Trap Enhancement
After watching a Youtube video on trapping house sparrows where the
trapped sparrows could retreat to a shed gave me the idea to add a SHELTER
BOX to my trap.

The secret to catching house sparrows in a repeating sparrow trap is to
have decoy birds in the trap. The problem with most repeating sparrow
traps is the birds suffer from stress and die. They need shelter from
predators, the weather, and a place to roost at night. By adding a shelter
box to the trap, the trapped birds will remain healthy and in turn attract
more house sparrows. Until I started using the shelter box I never caught
house sparrows in this style trap in the spring time. I keep the decoy
birds watered and well fed with cracked corn, millet, quick oats, and sand.

I made this 5 minute video that shows how it works: https://youtu.be/
545T5jBaRmc

Saw my FOS purple martins down the street. I'm sure my trapping of house
sparrows has improved their success rate.


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Date: 4/20/18 7:10 am
From: Antonio, Robert J. <anto...>
Subject: Burcham:Thursday Morning
It was chilly but still a beautiful early morning along the Kaw - 36 species:

Broad-winged Hawk (heavily marked 1st year plumage transitioning to adult) - flew in close and sat north of KU boathouse

RB Gull 200
Franklin's Gull 100
DC Cormorant 2
Fish Crow 1 - calling

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 11 (many other likely moving high) - brighter plumage than a week ago
Northern Parula (3 singing)
Cliff Swallows - 75 near Mass Bright
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4 singing
Brown Thrasher - 3 singing
Song Sparrow - 5 (several still singing)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1 singing
While-Throated Sparrow 10+ (lot of notes)

Chipping Sparrows (have been on there usual spots singing at Fraser and across from KU Union)

Bob Antonio
Lawrence

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Date: 4/20/18 5:48 am
From: Andrew Burnett <aburnett9180...>
Subject: Snowy Plover & 3 Glossy Ibis at Neosho WA
Took the day off and went birding around various locals in Crawford,
Bourbon, and Neosho Co.

Best birds in Crawford was a group of 80+ American Golden Plovers feeding
in a burned meadow. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44718898

I hit Elm Creek Lake in Bourbon Co.. probably my 2nd favorite spot in SE KS
to bird. It once again did not disappoint. The highlights being a Neotropic
Cormorant that Kathy Carrol and Malcolm Gold had found a few days ago, 25
Swainson's Hawks soaring around a burning prairie, a Common Loon, and 8
species of shorebirds. With the lack of rain now is a great time to hit
this lake. I have now found 157 species at this little lake, in not so many
trips. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44727662
<https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS44727662&h=ATPPAoJv5CDIpe0GoSK7hU4Ca4Pa8knu6kN8Ri78uD0POav1WZErBbCh0gHzqcqZiupPu94fvXYThkkPN7V_Zyd7u-fNB7kG2fGYoPJQYylnL0xYSfvG2WRjmTGFxk4l0k8>

The crescendo was my relatively brief visit to Neosho Wildlife Area. Things
were pretty bananas there given the state of the renovation and the lack of
"cured" habitat. The two stars of the afternoon were my second ever Neosho
Co SNOWY PLOVER and 3 Glossy Ibis. The last Snowy I have seen in Neosho Co
was 4 years ago. Other items of note: 120+ White-faced Ibis, 82 American
Avocets, 1 Dunlin, 2 Willets, 14 species of shorebirds overall.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44735935
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Andrew Burnett

rural Erie, KS

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Date: 4/19/18 6:02 pm
From: jacob basler <whykansas...>
Subject: Burrowing Owls in Quivira.
Not sure if 190th rd is still part of Quivira but there is a prairie dog
town that had 2 Burrowing Olws. I have photos of them. And this is my fist
time post here. So hopefully i did it right.

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Date: 4/19/18 1:25 pm
From: David Williams <davewilliams8...>
Subject: Leavenworth County Wetlands, now there are 2 areas
I birded Leavenworth County Wetlands today, a phrase that I did not think that I would ever use.

1) The new Swallowtail Wetlands on Donahoo Road that John reported from yesterday still held Godwits, shorebirds and other species today. Present were 3 Hudsonian Godwit, 2 Marbled Godwit, 1 White-faced Ibis, 14 Great Egret, 180 Blue-winged Teal, 16 Green-winged Teal along with small numbers of Pectoral Sandpiper and Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs. A Red-shouldered Hawk was along the roadside near the bridge over the creek.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44727348 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44727348>

2) The same company that developed the Donahoo mitigation marsh has another, larger project underway at 215th and Ida Streets in central Leavenworth County. I have been driving by and monitoring progress at this location which is only 12 - 15 minutes from home. Currently the site is all dirt with a great deal of wetland plantings in place and a small amount of water, an acre or two. There is very little emergent vegetation at this time. But, the first shorebirds that I have noted showed up there today, 11 Semipalmated Sandpipers and 2 Killdeer. Lark, Harris’s and Lincoln Sparrows were along the roadside. This mitigation marsh is adjacent to Stranger Creek in Leavenworth County. I am calling it Stranger Creek Bottoms.

Both of these marshes appear to have great potential. I have talked with the engineer in charge of the Stranger Creek Bottoms. It seems that access by approval will be granted, but not this year per his request so that vegetation can take hold.

Dave Williams
Leavenworth County KS


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Date: 4/19/18 11:19 am
From: Terry Swope <kcswope...>
Subject: Shawnee Mission Park (Johnson County)
Lovely morning below the dam in Shawnee Mission Park (Johnson County). Lots of activity along and in Mill Creek. Tallied six warbler species, five sparrow species and a good assortment of new arrivals. Most unusual bird was a male Rose-breasted/Black-headed Grosbeak hybrid.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44725290
Terry Swope Lenexa, KS
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Date: 4/19/18 8:34 am
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson White-winged Crossbill
Hi all,


The Wilson White-winged Crossbill (Ellsworth Co.) has been relocated in town, a block to the northeast my house. It was observed at the residence of Phillip Mieszala (514 22nd St) by he and Dave Klema this morning for around a hour. Phillip had told Dave a couple of days ago that he thought he had seen it, but was confirmed this morning. He's fine with anyone wanting to come to try for it. His feeders located in the backyard of the residence.


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 4/19/18 6:03 am
From: Dave Klema <daklema1...>
Subject: Re: Curve-billed thrasher
Henry and I saw the Curve-billed Thrasher in Bison yesterday (4/18). Life
Bird for me! Even with the strong winds, lots of other birds on the way.
Thanks Dan and Henry.

Dave Klema
Wilson, KS

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Date: 4/18/18 7:28 pm
From: Kim Morenz <krmorenz...>
Subject: Baltimore Oriole
Saw the first Baltimore Oriole in the yard yesterday around 5:30. He was feeding on grapes that we out out for the robins. Have been watching for it today but did not see it in spite of having oranges and grape jelly out. Fun sighting here in the burbs!
Kim Morenz
Overland Park
Johnson County

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Date: 4/18/18 7:13 pm
From: Nancy Leo <ksleonj...>
Subject: Burroughs Audubon field trip to Ft. Leavenworth (long post)
Just wanted to tell you about a chance to bird Ft. Leavenworth sponsored by Burroughs Audubon. Anyone welcome to come! If you have never birded here, it is a great place with varied habitats and lots of birds especially during migration! There is a deadline for signing up, so see below and let me know! (long post)
Saturday May 12th – Fort Leavenworth
Join us for an all-day birding trip to the exceptional forest habitats offered at historic Fort Leavenworth, KS. We’ll start the day with a visit to the upland oak-hickory forests where there are a number of secluded walking trails and gravel roads, break for lunch, and then proceed to the bottomland forest areas along the Missouri River. On this trip some of the area is easily viewed from the gravel road along the dike surrounding the airport, but a full appreciation of this truly unique forest area is obtained by a moderate hike into the old woods. Target species will be what is remaining of the spring migrants, plus the number of breeding species that occur. We’ll be looking for warblers and vireos, but also looking and listening for flycatchers and wrens. Both Summer and Scarlet Tanagers occur, as well as Towhees, Cuckoos, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and others. There will be some moderate hiking. Insect repellent is strongly advised, especially in the Bottoms.
We will meet at the Fort Leavenworth Visitor’s Center Parking Lot: 8 Sherman Ave, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027. This is 1/4 mile west of the K-92 bridge over the Missouri River, north side of the road at 4th & Metropolitan Streets in Leavenworth. We will be carpooling and leaving the parking lot at 6:30 a.m. Please bring food and drink for lunch, we will have a picnic lunch on the Fort grounds. To gain access to the Fort, it is very important that everyone pre-register with Nancy Leo by April 25, 2018. (See below for instructions!)
Your leaders for this trip are Nancy Leo and Dave Williams. Due to the tight security screening requirement for visitors, it is very important to pre-register with Nancy by Wednesday, April 25 if you wish to participate. Call 913-205-8847, and leave a message with the following information: (1) Your name, (2) date of birth, (3) driver’s license or ID number and issuing state, (4) Social Security Number, (5) have you had a Fort Leavenworth pass previously, and (6) your phone number in case Nancy need’s to call you back and get more information. If you prefer, you can send the same information to Nancy at <ksleonj...>
In addition, on the day of the event you must present a photo ID. A Kansas or Missouri driver’s license, passport or passport card, or can contact the Visitor Center directly to determine whether your ID meets the requirements. Missouri is currently working under an extension for Real ID enforcement which allows Federal agencies to accept Driver’s Licenses and ID cards from Missouri at federal facilities until October 10, 2018. Missouri Driver’s Licenses are currently accepted, supplemental information is not required.


Hope to see you there!

Nancy

Nancy Leo
Overland Park, KS


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Date: 4/18/18 1:57 pm
From: Walter Cochran <0000023297197213-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Piping Plover at KCPL Wetlands in Gardner
Steve McDaniel, Aaron Batterbee, and Walt Cochran got eyes on a single
Piping Plover at KCPL Wetlands thanks to the great eyes of Steve McDaniel
picking out the tiny speck of white on the mudflats across the North cell.
Matt Gearhart confirmed it as a new county record for Johnson County.

wc

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Date: 4/18/18 1:45 pm
From: Carolyn Schwab <caschwab3591...>
Subject: Sedgwick Co/Wichita
I don't bird in Wichita very often, but I found 2 American Avocets on the
Arkansas River west of the Seneca/ McLean bridge this morning. They were
marked rare by EBird, but I'm guessing there are many records although
maybe not on the river.
Carolyn Schwab
Newton

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Date: 4/18/18 12:44 pm
From: John Schukman <schuksaya...>
Subject: Leavenworth Co. Checklist new bird--Marbled Godwit
Kathy Carroll and I followed by Galen Pittman found several shorebirds at
the Swallowtail Wetland including both yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, both
godwits (Marbled a county record), and WF Ibis.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44697683



John Schukman

Leavenworth Co.


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Date: 4/18/18 8:17 am
From: Keith Wood <kwood...>
Subject: New backyard arrivals
Been an interesting "spring." Backyards feeders in Lawrence, we have had four eastern bluebirds hanging around for a couple of weeks. Never had them before. And yesterday two brown thrashers showed up and still here this morning. Add to that we have had a redwing blackbird and a brown headed cowbird hanging out with the grackles.
And out at Lone Star Lake southwest of Lawrence a really nice looking osprey along the east arm of the lake.
Keith Wood
Lawrence
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Date: 4/18/18 7:04 am
From: Wedge, Philip C. <pwedge...>
Subject: FOS House Wren
New arrivals in my neighborhood include a House Wren (4/18) and Eastern Towhee (4/17).

Phil Wedge
Lawrence (Douglas Co.)

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Date: 4/17/18 7:11 pm
From: Ron Klataske <prairie...>
Subject: First Whip-poor-will of spring, & Cliff Swallows present now
This evening we heard the first Whip-poor-will of this spring, and it is
always nice to have them back--along with other nightjars, but this is the
only one I've heard so far.

Also the first evening I've notice a flock of Cliff Swallows over the
Kansas River near the Highway 177 bridge on the southwest edge of
Manhattan.

The south winds should have made the flight back easier for these birds,
but because of the drought and delayed spring, finding insects is likely to
challenge their energy resources for a while.

--Ron



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Date: 4/17/18 5:59 pm
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: Morton County
I have always wondered why irruptive jay species don't busy themselves by nesting in Kansas when they hang around until April/May or even June . . .


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Subject: Morton County

I am about 100% sure I will never in my life see the same combination of birds I saw today! A person never knows what you will see in Morton County, and that was especially true today.
I was coming back from the Texas Panhandle, after a hellish week of extremely high winds, dryness, and tons of blowing dust. Of course, I had to stop by the Elkhart area.
I started around the lagoon/cemetery area. I saw a Townsend's solitaire in the cemetery. Shelterbelt had a few warblers, Barn Owl, and Ruby Crowned Kinglet. The lagoons still had high numbers of waterfowl. Birds of note: Eared Grebe, 10 Black Crowned Night Herons, and a lone Bonaparte's Gull.
I went to the cottonwood area and it is still possible to have a 3 jay day. I saw a Blue Jay in town. The scrub Jay and the Steller's are still present at the Cottonwood Picnic Area. The Steller's are really calling now. That call is very impressive. It has a staccato/machine gun type quality.
I decided to do something different today, and that was a good decision. I had not been to the North Fork Area for 20 years. So, that is where I went. I will be visiting more often! The area is very motley looking. It is a collection of mostly dead and dying locust and green ash, with a few other mostly dead trees thrown in. But the birds make up for it. There are more Black Billed Magpies in the area than I have seen in Kansas for a long time. There are at least 15-20 of their nests in the area. I saw a Curved Billed Thrasher in the corral by the old homestead. Then I walked into the trees, and saw a Cassin's Finch. I got a very good look at the bird for a long time in good light. It was not a House Finch. No streaking on its sides. No brown cap. I also ruled out Purple Finch. The last time I saw Cassin's Finch in Kansas was over 20 years ago with Pete at Wilburton Crossing. I think we saw 6 or 8. I thought that would be the best bird of the day and maybe it was. But then I saw a Hooded Warbler. Are you kidding me!!! How lucky can a person get? Other birds of note in the area were: Hermit Thrush, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Blue Grey Gnatcatcher, and Barn Owl. Best Wishes Jim Nickel Peabody, KS

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Date: 4/17/18 5:11 pm
From: Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...>
Subject: Morton County
I am about 100% sure I will never in my life see the same combination of birds I saw today! A person never knows what you will see in Morton County, and that was especially true today.
I was coming back from the Texas Panhandle, after a hellish week of extremely high winds, dryness, and tons of blowing dust. Of course, I had to stop by the Elkhart area.
I started around the lagoon/cemetery area. I saw a Townsend's solitaire in the cemetery. Shelterbelt had a few warblers, Barn Owl, and Ruby Crowned Kinglet. The lagoons still had high numbers of waterfowl. Birds of note: Eared Grebe, 10 Black Crowned Night Herons, and a lone Bonaparte's Gull.
I went to the cottonwood area and it is still possible to have a 3 jay day. I saw a Blue Jay in town. The scrub Jay and the Steller's are still present at the Cottonwood Picnic Area. The Steller's are really calling now. That call is very impressive. It has a staccato/machine gun type quality.
I decided to do something different today, and that was a good decision. I had not been to the North Fork Area for 20 years. So, that is where I went. I will be visiting more often! The area is very motley looking. It is a collection of mostly dead and dying locust and green ash, with a few other mostly dead trees thrown in. But the birds make up for it. There are more Black Billed Magpies in the area than I have seen in Kansas for a long time. There are at least 15-20 of their nests in the area. I saw a Curved Billed Thrasher in the corral by the old homestead. Then I walked into the trees, and saw a Cassin's Finch. I got a very good look at the bird for a long time in good light. It was not a House Finch. No streaking on its sides. No brown cap. I also ruled out Purple Finch. The last time I saw Cassin's Finch in Kansas was over 20 years ago with Pete at Wilburton Crossing. I think we saw 6 or 8. I thought that would be the best bird of the day and maybe it was. But then I saw a Hooded Warbler. Are you kidding me!!! How lucky can a person get? Other birds of note in the area were: Hermit Thrush, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Blue Grey Gnatcatcher, and Barn Owl. Best Wishes Jim Nickel Peabody, KS

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Date: 4/17/18 2:51 pm
From: RODNEY WEDEL <redb819...>
Subject: Red breasted Nuthatch
After not being seen for about a week, I saw the Red-Breasted Nuthatch at the feeder this afternoon.
Rod WedelNewton

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Date: 4/17/18 1:36 pm
From: Micky Louis <00000214a7e4bd7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Long-billed Curlew
Sherry Leonardo and I have a second Long-billed Curlew at The Nature Conservancy, Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve, 330pm.

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Date: 4/17/18 12:05 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Pratt hatchery ponds
Hi all,


Had a nice flock of White-faced Ibis at the hatchery ponds here at Pratt today, as well as my first Forster's Tern of the season.


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44666829


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 4/17/18 11:22 am
From: Micky Louis <00000214a7e4bd7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms Long-billed Curlew
Sherry Leonardo and I are watching a lone Long-billed Curlew in an outlet channel in front of Pool 4A.

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Date: 4/17/18 9:38 am
From: Rick Tucker <rickt...>
Subject: Scissor tail
I saw a scissor-tailed flycatcher (FOS) this morning. Lessor Yellowlegs and 20 plus Blue-winged Teal remain in my front pond on the farm

Rick Tucker
Parsons
Labette County

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Date: 4/17/18 9:34 am
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...>
Subject: Flickers, Starlings, and Yellow-rumped warblers.
Good news: I've been sprinkling homemade suet on my table on the patio. I
was shocked to see EIGHT MALE yellow rumps all at once eating the suet.
Full breeding colors. Incredibly beautiful. And they weren't fighting.
Also saw a female at one point, so guess that is NINE total.

Bad News: A starling moved into the flicker box that the flickers just
excavated. Of course the starling had about 8 other boxes it could have
moved into that were free for the taking. I took down the flicker box, put
up a flycatcher box with a trap in it. He went to another flicker box 10
feet away but came back to the original location and was caught. So that
ended well. I recently published this video on trapping starlings in nest
boxes: https://youtu.be/JQaLcxMsej8 Toward the end of the video is a link
to a playlist of starling attacks on other birds and even two starlings
fighting it out for a nest box. None are my videos but sure it an eye
opener on just how aggressive they are.

Hope you enjoy it and learn a little. That is what my Youtube channel is
about....learning.

I've heard so many positive remarks about it. Met one of my "fans"
Saturday in Lawrence. Amazing all the people who are interested in nature
around the globe. Only 60% of my views come from the USA. Just had to
share my excitement.


--
Jeff Hansen in Topeka
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http://www.kansasnativeplants.com
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Date: 4/17/18 8:32 am
From: Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...>
Subject: RFI: Burrowing owls near CB/Q
Hi all,

Peter and I are making a trip to Quivira and Cheyenne Bottoms this weekend.
We'd really like to find burrowing owls, which would be a lifer for both of
us. I have been prowling ebird so I know where people have been seeing them
in recent years -- though of course any leads or new sightings would be
appreciated! But I'm also wondering about their habits/behavior since I
have no experience with them: can we find them any time of day, or is
morning/evening more likely? Are they likely to be out in the rain (a
pertinent question for Saturday it looks like), or will they hunker down in
their burrows? Currently we're planning to just visit some of the recent
sites and scan for owl heads -- any tips or suggestions appreciated!

Thanks!!
Molly Zahn
Lawrence

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Date: 4/17/18 8:28 am
From: Robert Penner <rpenner...>
Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms Shorebird Survey
Prime shorebird habitat locations are changing every few days, as the KDWPT continues to dewater some of their pools in preparation for management of cattails later in the year. Pools 4B is currently the hot spot, followed by Pool 3A. But as dewatering continues, the habitat should shift to Pool 4A and Pool 2.

American Golden-Plover 220
Snowy Plover 6
Killdeer 26
Black-necked Stilt 12
American Avocet 39
Greater Yellowlegs 54
Lesser Yellowlegs 12
Semipalmated Sandpiper 315
Least Sandpiper 96
Baird's Sandpiper 160
Pectorial Sandpiper 15
Dowitchers 585
Wilson's Snipe 3
Unidentified 2000





Robert L. Penner II Ph.D. The Nature Conservancy
Cheyenne Bottoms & Avian 593 NE 130 Avenue
Programs Manager Ellinwood, KS 67526

Chair, WHSRN-US Committee
U.S. Shorebird Conservation Partnership Council


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Date: 4/16/18 8:57 pm
From: Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...>
Subject: Re: Chautauqua and Elk Counties today
Correction...the Chautauqua Co. Hudsonian Godwits were at the Sedan WTP, not Caney WTP.

Kevin Groeneweg
Wichita
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Date: 4/16/18 8:57 pm
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999...>
Subject: 90 Pelicans over Wichita-- same song second verse
Today I was outside for about 3 1/2 hours in Wichita in the late
afternoon, keeping a casual eye on the sky. Winds were from the south
and the sky was clear, and soaring hawks made it clear that there was
some thermal activity.. The only obvious migratory activity I saw was
a single flock of about 90 American White Pelicans, circling and
gliding, making good northbound progress. I was at Chapin park and
they were well to the east of me. I estimate they were about 2000 to
2500 feet above the ground-- they were rather small white specks to my
naked eye, and their identity was not completely confirmed until I
lifted my binoculars toward them.

Steve Seibel

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Date: 4/16/18 8:07 pm
From: Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...>
Subject: Chautauqua and Elk Counties today
With the nice weather today, Carolyn Schwab, Leon Hicks and I did my favorite drive this time of year through Chautauqua County. At the Cedar Vale sewer WTP we had a lingering Common Goldeneye and also a Wilson's Phalarope. The main goal was Yellow-throated Warbler and we had two along the Caney River on Dalton road between the Wilson Cemetery and the Elgin bridge. At the Caney WTP we had 3 Hudsonian Godwits (new Chautauqua Co. record). We wandered up into Elk County, and a mile north of the county line on Road 20 we had a Long-billed Curlew (new Elk Co. record). Less than a mile north of the Howard WTP we stopped at a watershed pond with shorebirds where we found a Marbled Godwit and 5 Hudsonian Godwits (both new Elk Co. records). There were several other shorebird species there along with about 120 Am. White Pelicans. By late afternoon the haze from all the burning was getting pretty thick so we started heading west toward home. Those are just a few of the highlights of the 105 species we saw on a nice spring day. Numerous checklists in eBird with a few photos.
Kevin GroenewegWichita

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Date: 4/16/18 6:33 pm
From: Henry Armknecht <armknecht...>
Subject: Re: Curve-billed thrasher
I went to Rush County to follow up on this bird. I did not find the bird at
first, so spent a little time in the neighborhood. I thought I heard some
song, so followed it and met a homeowner. This bird has been visiting a
feeder in Bison since at least January. Homeowner showed me some photos.
When he saw that I was a birder, he immediately knew that I was after the
Thrasher.

I also visited Stone Lake at LaCrosse and refound the two Marbled Godwits
that Dan saw. I was unable to fine the Western Sandpiper that Dan saw, but
did find a White-faced Ibis and a Willet.

Henry A.
Hays

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Subject: Curve-billed thrasher

I just stumbled onto a Curve-billed Thrasher in Bison Ks. It is in a yard @
locust & main and 1/2 block east on the north side in a cholla cactus Thanks
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Date: 4/16/18 6:30 pm
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...>
Subject: HV County SW 14th Street Wetlands
I spent about an hour at the SW 14th Street Wetlands in Newton after supper
today. 8 Duck Species and two plovers (Killdeer and 2 American Golden
Plovers) and lots of yellowlegs and Baird's Sandpipers. 31 species total.
Shorebirds are just coming in in HV County. I had a Hudsonian Godwit at
East Lake along with yellowlegs and Baird's Sandpipers yesterday.

Full list is below.

Gregg Friesen
HV County

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Gregg & Joanna Fenton Friesen
Newton, KS


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Date: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 8:20 PM
Subject: eBird Report - SW 14th St. Wetlands, Apr 16, 2018
To: <friesen.fenton...>


SW 14th St. Wetlands, Harvey, Kansas, US
Apr 16, 2018 6:50 PM - 7:43 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
31 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 46
Wood Duck 2
Blue-winged Teal 32
Northern Shoveler 21
Gadwall 2
Mallard 12
Green-winged Teal 8
Ring-necked Duck 8
Lesser Scaup 2
Ruddy Duck 4
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 3
American Golden-Plover 2
Killdeer 4
Baird's Sandpiper 26
peep sp. 3 Three distant small shorebirds a bit smaller than BASA on
the shore. Hard to see as they were in the sun.
Wilson's Snipe 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 8
Mourning Dove 4
Northern Flicker 1
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
American Robin 21
European Starling 12
Song Sparrow 2
sparrow sp. 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Red-winged Blackbird 45
Brown-headed Cowbird 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44649370

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Gregg & Joanna Fenton Friesen
Newton, KS

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Date: 4/16/18 12:47 pm
From: Busby, William H. <wbusby...>
Subject: Special Opportunity! Open Breeding Bird Survey Routes in KS
Due to several retirements, there are a number of open Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) routes in Kansas for 2018. To see a map showing the 9 routes in central and western Kansas for which there is no volunteer, click https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm Each of the 60 BBS routes in Kansas are run one day each year in June by a designated volunteer. Skills required include the ability to ID all the birds in that area by sight and sound. See the Breeding Bird Survey website for more information. Contact me for questions.

Bill Busby

Kansas Biological Survey
2101 Constant Ave
Lawrence, KS 66047
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Date: 4/16/18 10:40 am
From: Mike Umscheid blog <blog...>
Subject: Red Crossbill flock continues 5 N Dodge City
For those that do not monitor the Kansas Birding Facebook Page, I've
been posting about my Red Crossbills over the past couple weeks. In
addition to the Curve-billed Thrasher I had this morning, a flock of Red
Crossbills continues to regularly feed on my black oil sunflower seed.
Today, the flock size is 19 birds. I made a video this morning which I
posted on my personal facebook page, but I did make the video public and
it can be found at
https://www.facebook.com/umscheid300/videos/10155412516502196/ if you're
on Facebook. I'm pretty sure this flock is Type 2, but those that know
more about Crossbill types based on their calls please let me know. I'll
be real curious to see how long these birds hang around.  I'll keep
feeding them!

Mike Umscheid
5 N Dodge City

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Date: 4/16/18 10:31 am
From: Mike Umscheid blog <blog...>
Subject: Curve-billed Thrasher (FORD CO.)
In addition to Dan's Curve-billed Thrasher, I also had a Curve-billed
Thrasher at my feeding station in Ford County, 5 N Dodge City. It was
perched on my brush pile for a good 15 minutes, occasionally going down
to my ground white millet tray. The bird has not been seen since this
initial encounter about 9:45 AM today. I posted a picture to the Kansas
Birding Facebook Page. Great looks and images!

Mike Umscheid
5 N Dodge City

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Date: 4/16/18 9:48 am
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Quivira BSM 4/16/18
All,


I made a really quick pass through the north end of Quivira to see if any Whooping Cranes were still around. None were seen by me at least and hopefully they made it through the horrendous winds of the weekend. A nice flock of 36 Marbled Godwits and a hunting Short-eared Owls made the trip!


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44625623


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 4/16/18 7:34 am
From: Daniel Larson <birdkansa...>
Subject: Curve-billed thrasher
I just stumbled onto a Curve-billed Thrasher in Bison Ks. It is in a yard @ locust & main and 1/2 block east on the north side in a cholla cactus
Thanks
Dan Larson
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Date: 4/16/18 4:52 am
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Milford Lake Bird Walk this Saturday
The monthly Milford Lake bird walk will be Saturday, April 21st at 8 a.m.
Participants will meet at the parking lot on the south end of Milford Lake
Dam, just across the highway from the Corps of Engineers Office (5203
North K-57 Junction City.) This months walk will focus on recently arriving
migrants and newly arrived summer residents. The walks usually last about
two to three hours and involve moderate walking. If you have binoculars or a
bird book please bring them. The May walk is scheduled to for May 19, 2018.
If you have any question please contact me.

Chuck

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Date: 4/15/18 3:23 pm
From: Delisle, Jennifer <jdelisle...>
Subject: Program, Monday April 23rd - Prairie Passerines & Woodland Wonders: Songbirds in Springtime
Jayhawk Audubon Society Program - Monday April 23rd
April 23, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. - Free to the public
Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1245 New Hampshire, Lawrence KS

The Jayhawk Audubon Society's April 23rd program, Prairie Passerines & Woodland Wonders: Songbirds in Springtime, will feature Scott Kimball, PhD, an assistant professor of Biology at Baker University. With degrees from Baker, Boise State, and Ohio State, Dr. Kimball's academic career has afforded him intimate access to work and play in the wild forests and waters of the northern tier of the U.S. He is an avian behavioral ecologist, with a specialization in mating system dynamics in birds.

Dr. Kimball's presentation will allow us to revisit the brilliant colors and sweet songs of the testosterone-laden males and the subtle and inconspicuous females found among more dense and fresh foliage during the spring migration. The presentation will assist in identifying these transient visitors and offer some tricks to employ to make the most of this bounty before settling down into the slower-paced, sultry days of summer.

Please join the Jayhawk Audubon Society on Monday April 23rd to share Scott Kimball's knowledge and enjoyment of spring's bird bonanza. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

BYO dinner with Dr. Scott Kimball - 5:00 p.m.
Free State Brewery, 636 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS

Contact Person:
Gary Anderson
785-256-3223
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Date: 4/15/18 12:23 pm
From: John Row <johmarrow...>
Subject: Re: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS
I really did not focus on bill size while in the field. The pictures that I took with my backup camera leave something to be desired. I could not tell much from the pics. I did include one with my ebird report that I posted today. I don't know low long it will be before it becomes available for viewing.


John Row

Manhattan, KS


________________________________
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:06 PM
To: <KSBIRD-L...>; John Row
Subject: Re: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS


Any sense of bill size/structure????


<sebastianpatti...>
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Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
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Date: 4/15/18 11:41 am
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: KS Birding Festival
Still time to register


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Date: 4/15/18 11:06 am
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS
Any sense of bill size/structure????


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Subject: Re: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS

Hi All,

I dropped by to checkout the hybrid teal this morning. It was overcast and not the best light. At first glance it appeared to be a full fledged drake cinnamon teal. On closer observation the white hip patch of drake blue-winged teal was evident. This is my second blue-winged x cinnamon teal at this location. It has a great deal more cinnamon coloration than the drake of 2015 .


Good Birding,


John Row

Manhattan, KS

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Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:37 PM
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Subject: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS


Hello everyone,
I stopped by the KSU cattle feedlot in Manhattan KS this afternoon and found an odd teal in the catch pond. It was with a small number of blue winged teal and if I had to guess (and I do) Id say it is a bw teal x cinnamon teal hybrid. I was there during the squall this afternoon so even though the bird was fairly close, the visibility was subpar and of course, I didnt have my camera. Id appreciate hearing thoughts from anyone else who may see it. Neat little bird!

Tom Schermerhorn
Wamego KS

Pardon any typos
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Date: 4/15/18 10:58 am
From: John Row <johmarrow...>
Subject: Re: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS
Hi All,

I dropped by to checkout the hybrid teal this morning. It was overcast and not the best light. At first glance it appeared to be a full fledged drake cinnamon teal. On closer observation the white hip patch of drake blue-winged teal was evident. This is my second blue-winged x cinnamon teal at this location. It has a great deal more cinnamon coloration than the drake of 2015 .


Good Birding,


John Row

Manhattan, KS

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Subject: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS


Hello everyone,
I stopped by the KSU cattle feedlot in Manhattan KS this afternoon and found an odd teal in the catch pond. It was with a small number of blue winged teal and if I had to guess (and I do) Id say it is a bw teal x cinnamon teal hybrid. I was there during the squall this afternoon so even though the bird was fairly close, the visibility was subpar and of course, I didnt have my camera. Id appreciate hearing thoughts from anyone else who may see it. Neat little bird!

Tom Schermerhorn
Wamego KS

Pardon any typos
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Date: 4/15/18 10:40 am
From: Michael Pearce <md_pearce...>
Subject: Barn owl?
Have a pair of birders coming in to watch lesser prairie chickens later this month, and both are interested in barn owls for lifers.
Any leads out in the Scott City/Oakley area?
Thanks,


Michael Pearce
Lawrence, America

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Date: 4/15/18 9:19 am
From: Martin, Pam [KDWPT] <Pam.Martin...>
Subject: FOS thrasher
Saw the FOS brown thrasher on April 14 located in Barton Co.



Pam Martin

KDWPT Education Specialist

Kansas Wetlands Education Center

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Date: 4/14/18 7:28 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: KOS Spring Meeting registration
Still one week to register at the early bird price for the KOS Spring Field Trip
in Dodge City. After April 20th there's a $10 late registration surcharge.
Registration information can be found at:
http://ksbirds.org/kos/Spring2018/KOS2018Spring.htm

It's going to be fun - hope to see you there!!

Chuck

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Date: 4/14/18 6:37 pm
From: Thomas Schermerhorn <tscherme...>
Subject: Interesting teal hybrid in Manhattan KS

Hello everyone,
I stopped by the KSU cattle feedlot in Manhattan KS this afternoon and found an odd teal in the catch pond. It was with a small number of blue winged teal and if I had to guess (and I do) I’d say it is a bw teal x cinnamon teal hybrid. I was there during the squall this afternoon so even though the bird was fairly close, the visibility was subpar and of course, I didn’t have my camera. I’d appreciate hearing thoughts from anyone else who may see it. Neat little bird!

Tom Schermerhorn
Wamego KS

Pardon any typos
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Date: 4/14/18 9:53 am
From: Jennifer Hammett <jenham227...>
Subject: Prothonotary Warbler, Linn County
Micky Louis​​ Andrea Roddy​​ and I saw and heard two Prothonotary Warblers at Unit G in Linn County. Also had a Northern Parula, and lots of Yellow Rumped Warblers. Also had FOY Lark Sparrows. The Cinnamon Teal is also still at its usual spot.

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Jennifer Hammett
Lenexa, Kansas
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Date: 4/13/18 8:10 pm
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Neotropic Cormorant - Johnson County/Miami County
I observed a single Neotropic Cormorant flying with three small flocks of
Double-Crested Cormorants along 215th Rd on the Johnson County/Miami County
line late this afternoon.

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Given the direction of flight I suspect the flock was headed toward
Hillsdale Lake but that is pure conjecture for anyone thinking of trying to
relocate it.

Malcolm Gold (Overland Park, Johnson County, KS)

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Date: 4/13/18 6:42 pm
From: DON KAZMAIER <dlknktk...>
Subject: Yard birds
Had the normal group of birds at the feeders, and a couple of interesting visitors. Had a Meadow Lark in the yard for the first time in 31 years. Maybe they have shown up at other times, but the first time I have personally seen one in town. Also had a first of season Lincoln's Sparrow ground feeding with the Pine Siskens, Gold Finches and House Finches. Have had them several times in the yard, and I even "pished" one in a year or so back. Carolyn will understand !! Donnie K. in Larned

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Date: 4/13/18 4:39 pm
From: Harrington, Joseph <jharring...>
Subject: hawks and pets - thanks for the info!
Thanks to the many people who responded to my query re: hawks and small pets. I passed the info along to my neighbor, and she is going to take appropriate measures.

Cheers,
Joe

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University of Kansas (Lawrence)

Sunlight . . . is the best disinfectant. – Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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Date: 4/13/18 1:57 pm
From: ok_forbs <ok_forbs...>
Subject: Re: Tuesday Harper County Excursion
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I talked to Elsie Fisher yesterday by phone, and the Pyrrhuloxia is still at the Anthony Lake. However, it has moved about .25 miles south; at least while feeding. Note, that it has not entirely abandoned it's original location by the bridge. It was confirmed about 2 days ago at it's new southern location.

This makes it over 2 months since it's first sighting. I am more than surprised that it still there. It's going to have a hard time finding a female. I wonder if it is singing.

At Anthony Lake, along with the already reported large flocks of Double-crested Cormorants and American White Pelicans; I also saw a Bald Eagle last week on 4-5-2018. Elsie has been watching the eagle for several months, evidently it's a lone wolf.


Eddie Stegall
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Wichita, Ks.

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Date: 4/13/18 12:27 pm
From: David Williams <davewilliams8...>
Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler at Fort Leavenworth
The migration forecast looked good for this morning so despite the 30 mph wind gusts I went back to Fort Leavenworth.

FOS birds for me for Leavenworth County were 3 Yellow-throated Warblers and 2 Northern Parula, each of these birds in the bottomland forest. 2 of the Yellow-throateds were singing while one was on the ground on the River Trail feeding with sparrows! One of the Parulas was singing. I found the silent one while looking in the treetops for one of the Yellow-throated.

Other birds of interest included 1 Brown Thrasher, Chipping Sparrows singing in various places along the roadside through the fort, and at least 2 Swamp Sparrows continuing along the River Trail.

I visited the upland forest for a while, fairly early in the morning, and it was very quiet with very little activity. The bottomland forest is more interesting right now.

Dave Williams
Leavenworth County, KS

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Date: 4/13/18 11:25 am
From: Michelle Folster <bdbiff...>
Subject: Re: White Crown Sparrow
I also had a hairy woodpecker (male) show up at the feeders the other day. I haven't had one visit in at least 2 years.

Michelle Folster

> On April 13, 2018 at 1:45 PM Donna Meyer <50meyer51...> wrote:
>
>
> Had our first White Crown Sparrow this morning. Lots of Finches and Pine Siskins. Also a female Hariy Woodpecker. About 100 birds feeding before next storm
> Ed & Donna Meyer, Larned, Ks
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Date: 4/13/18 10:55 am
From: Donna Meyer <50meyer51...>
Subject: White Crown Sparrow
Had our first White Crown Sparrow this morning. Lots of Finches and Pine Siskins. Also a female Hariy Woodpecker. About 100 birds feeding before next storm
Ed & Donna Meyer, Larned, Ks

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Date: 4/13/18 9:10 am
From: terry mannell <terryman0405...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeak and Pileated Woodpecker
Sam saw a Pileated Woodpecker in the yard this morning. Also, the Evening
Grosbeak has been seen every day this week. If anyone wants to try for it
this weekend, email me offline and I will give you the address.

Terry Mannell
Topeka (Jefferson Co.)

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Date: 4/13/18 8:27 am
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999...>
Subject: 4/12: Franklin's gulls over Wichita, FOY Chimney Swift, bats
4/12 saw continued strong south winds and again some thin high cloud
cover made for excellent spotting conditions for observers looking for
high-flying birds. I was outdoors in Wichita for a total of about an
hour and twenty minutes between late morning and late afternoon and
the only active migrants I saw were a flock of about 25 Franklin's
gulls, circling and gliding, making rapid progress to the north.
Probably about 750 feet over the ground.

Late in the evening I caught a glimpse of a Chimney Swift, flying low,
powering though the air with a high groundspeed despite flying
directly into the strong south wind. The shape and flight style were
unmistakable. I see that a few others have already been reported in
Kansas on E-bird.

As it grew dark I saw a couple of bats braving the strong wind -- the
first I've spotted this year.

Steve Seibel, in Wichita

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Date: 4/13/18 6:07 am
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...>
Subject: Crossbills, HV County
I had a flock of 6 Red Crossbills at a residence in rural Hesston (HV
County) this AM. They were mixed in with a flock of Pine Siskins. Photos
to follow on Ebird. On the way home I heard what sounded like a Baltimore
Oriole. Odd combination for the day.

Gregg

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Gregg & Joanna Fenton Friesen
Newton, KS

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Date: 4/13/18 5:14 am
From: Barry Jones <Barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira Whooping Crane update 13 April 2018
Whooping Cranes still here at Quivira this morning, 13 April, at 7:15 am. Northeast interior Wildlife Drive, east of tank battery. 3A/1J. As described by SS yesterday (thanks for the tip btw). Also Swainson's Hawk.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 4/12/18 8:18 pm
From: Scott Seltman <sselt...>
Subject: Re: Quivira report 12 April 2018 - Whooping Cranes!!
I made a swing through Quivira's Big Salt Marsh this evening. I was expecting to see some year birds, but the ones I saw were not the ones I expected.

I found some of the birds reported by Barry Jones, though I counted 19 LB Curlews instead of 18 north of 170th. Maybe I miscounted, or maybe another one showed up, or maybe one of the birds was actually something else. Lots of heat waves!

East of the BSM on the road heading south toward the old HQ, I saw a black sparrow hanging out with a dark brown sparrow. The dark brown bird proved to be a Lark Sparrow and the blackish one proved to be a Lark Bunting. They were maybe 1/2 mile south of 170th where a white plastic culvert is under the road.

The biggest surprise, however, were Whooping Cranes on the south side of 170th on the Big Salt Marsh, about halfway between the bridge and the big oil tank. At first there were just 3, but then a fourth came down out of the sky from who knows where and joined the group. I took some mediocre pics.

That's about it. Earlier in the day I had my FOS Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Reno County.

Scott Seltman
Larned, Kansas

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Date: 4/12/18 7:52 pm
From: Cheryl Miller <avian67226...>
Subject: Second Saturday bird walk, Wichita
8 a.m., Saturday, April 14 SECOND SATURDAY BIRD WALK
Bring your binoculars and discover the ever changing varieties of birds
that visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is
expected or needed, no membership in any organization is required, and no
question is too elementary. Expect 1-2 miles of walking on paved paths. The
walk will last approximately 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature
Center parking lot
For information: Kevin Groeneweg, 706-9116

--
Cheryl Miller
Wichita, KS

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Date: 4/12/18 7:47 pm
From: Linda Vidosh Zempel <0000009ad62f9c3d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Tuesday Harper County Excursion
I'm in Phoenix.  Hired an ABA guide and went toward Tucson. Two lifers, Rosy Faced Lovebird and Rufous capped Warbler. Great looks at male Lazuli Bunting, Phainopepla-which and Rufous Crowned Sparrow. Linda

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On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 11:12 AM, Daniel Larson<birdkansa...> wrote: After Glenn Caspers and Carol Morgan and I discussed a trip to Harper
County we decided to do one on Tuesday. I needed 8 species to list in
Harper County. Carol had 29 species there and Glenn
had 138 species in Harper County. Kevin Morgan had the day off so he
decided to drive. He is patient with inconsiderate drivers and is very
considerate of others himself. He is good at starting and stopping with a
car full of birders and is good at spotting birds and movement before
everyone else.
As we pulled off the highway north of Anthony Lake we spotted some sparrows
and found several species. We also had a Cooper's Hawk interested in those
sparrows also. On up at the north end of the lake we had two Scissor-tailed
Flycatchers on the barbed wire. We took this as a good sign.
At the lake we had a fair number of waterbirds including an obvious
Cackling Goose following two other Canada Geese. Check the ebird picture
out.
At our first get out spot we had Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, and Carolina Chickadee among other passerines.
At the Anthony wtp we had more ducks and sandpipers and a Black-necked
Stilt.
At the Harper wtp we had more ducks including Redhead. A couple of species
of swallows were around Cliff and Purple martin.
Our last stop was the Chikaskia River where just prior to arriving there we
found Horned Larks and American Pipits in a wheat field. And saw a
Loggerhead Shrike near there. At the river we saw Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
again and Ruby-crowned Kinglet and White-breasted Nuthatch among the birds
there. On Leaving we had a flock of Cedar Waxwings.
Although we had dreams of seeing Pyrrhuloxia and Greater Roadrunner we had
a great day. I ended up going from 67 species to 92. Carol ended up with at
least 75 and Glenn added 3 species to go to 141.
Ebird posts below.
Thanks
Dan Larson
Berryton KS

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Date: 4/12/18 5:17 pm
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...>
Subject: Quivira Thursday
I made an early trip to Quivira today and had an interesting day. Few
shorebirds but Baird's Sandpipers were moderate in numbers and 16
Long-billed Curlews north of 170th in the Big Salt Marsh were neat to see.
Some Long-billed Dowitchers were also present. I had a singing House
Wren on the west end of the north part of the refuge (near the barn) and an
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler in with a number of Myrtle's in the same
area. 12 duck species total for the day with the feel of the refuge still
being early Spring (though ducks were mostly dabblers). Snowy Plovers were
in the 80's or higher. That was nice to see. I had one look at a falcon
flying as if it were on a mission and wondered about a Merlin. The look
was not adequate. A later large falcon on the way home looked like a
Prairie Falcon but again the look was not good and the season maybe a bit
late.

Rounded out the day with a butterscotch shake at the TNT drive in at
Sterling. B minus on that one. I just didn't pack enough food for the day
and had to break down. I birded the Sterling City lake. Another B minus
or C plus with little present.

Gregg Friesen
Newton, KS

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Newton, KS

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Date: 4/12/18 3:54 pm
From: David Williams <davewilliams8...>
Subject: Ft Leavenworth bottomlands
I birded Ft Leavenworth today, mostly in the bottomland forest with one short stop in the upland forest.

FOS birds for me in Leavenworth County were 1 Brown Thrasher in the bottoms and 2 Louisiana Waterthrush along the small creek next to the beaver ponds at Sylvan and McPherson Ave.

I have some high counts on my eBird checklist but I traveled through 8 miles of the bottomlands with singing birds along the way. In the bottoms, I birded the Chief Joseph Loop Road and the River Trail. eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44506560 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44506560>

Some birds of interest:

Chipping Sparrow - 4, in various locations, 2 heard singing while driving through the fort,
Fox Sparrow - 4
White-throated Sparrow - 49 is a conservative number,
Eastern Towhee - 19, see comments on the checklist or above, I traveled through a lot of habitat,
Swamp Sparrow - 2, seen well,
Song Sparrow - 5
Ruby-crowend Kinglet - 1, at the beaver dam creek

Sparrow numbers in the county are lower. It seemed like a good year to see Fox Sparrows and there are still some lingering.

I tried some usual spots but did not see or hear Yellow-throated Warbler.

Dave Williams
Leavenworth County, KS
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Date: 4/12/18 1:24 pm
From: Carolyn Schwab <caschwab3591...>
Subject: Sedgwick county Western Kingbird today
I was surprised to find a Western Kingbird on the west side of the Sedgwick
county Zoo this morning. Still looking for a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
Carolyn Schwab

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Date: 4/12/18 11:53 am
From: James Bair <0000053b853e5bf2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Handdicapped Birding Project update
In my experience as a 45 years  Special Needs Teacher  same are some arent.   Case in point,  recent ARA grade regulations  changes have  rendered some  Trails to lose ADA  designation.

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:03:49 PM CDT, Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...> wrote:

Aren't all publicly funded areas ADA-compliant, by law?
Chris <Hobbschobbs.f1...>
On Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 1:01 PM James Bair <0000053b853e5bf2-dmarc-request...> wrote:

Update:

Handicapped accessible Birding Spots, and Trails.  A request has been made to expand the project from Central Kansas and Western and Central Missouri to the entire state and eastern Illinois.
Help us find information on other areas to include in the project.

CRITERION USED TO EVALUATE SITES AND AREAS:
Handicapped Parking; Paths or nature trails should have a surface that can be used by a Wheelchair or “Walker user” (concrete, asphalt, or compacted crushed stone.) Paths and trails should have no more than a 5% grade or be ADA compliant. Are benches accessible to the path or trail?
Inside facilities should have a “Wheelchair Ramp” for outside access to the facility if steps are used to enter the facility. Doorways should follow ADA guidelines.
Are inside and/or outside areas for viewing of birds and/or wildlife available that are Wheelchair Accessible? Does the facility or area have public restrooms? If so, are they ADA compliant restrooms with grab rails. Is “Braille Coding” used on doors, restrooms and elevators?
The following locations have been completed.
Kansas:
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens; 
Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center;
Tomahawk Creek Trail, Overland Park and Leawood Kansas;
Shawnee Mission Parkway Trail, Merriam, Kansas and
Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail.  (Kansas section)

Missouri:
Kansas City area:
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Center; Blue River Parkway Trail; Brush Creek Trail Van Brunt Trail; James Reed Memorial Wildlife Area; Lakeside Nature Center; Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary; Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden; Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail; Powell Gardens; Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail.

Springfield Missouri area:
Dickerson Park Zoo.

Saint Louis area:
Busch Greenway; Centennial Greenway; Columbia Bottom Trail- Missouri River Greenway; Saint Louis Zoo and Tower Grove Park.

St. Joseph area:
Bluffwoods Conservation Area, Buchanan County; Remington Nature Center and St. Joseph Riverwalk Trail.

Warsaw:
Truman Dam Visitor Center.

Thanks in advance from the “WALDO BIRDERS”

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Date: 4/12/18 11:14 am
From: Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira report 12 April 2018
Refuge-wide shorebird survey at Quivira for this morning, 12 April 2018:
Black-necked Stilt - 21
American Avocet - 90
Snowy Plover - 289
Killdeer - 26
Long-billed Curlew - 18
Baird's Sandpiper - 91
Least Sandpiper - 77
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 50
Long-billed Dowitcher - 4
Wilson's Snipe - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 2
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1
yellowlegs, sp. - 6
peep, sp. - 573
unid. shorebirds - 4
Species: 12
Individuals: 1,259

The Curlews were the most unusual - Quivira can go long periods without the species, and to see 18 roosting in a flock (on the NE 170th flats) was a good find (photo of some of them on our Facebook page). Other notables included FOS (for our staff, anyway) Swainson's Hawk, House Wren, Sedge Wren, and Snowy Egret (3). A flock of over 80 White-faced Ibis was also found roosting along the Wildlife Drive.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 4/12/18 11:13 am
From: Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...>
Subject: Re: Burcham Park
Only when I read Bob's first sentence about Burcham do I truly know Spring
had arrived! Hallelujah!!

Chris Hobbs
<chobbs.f1...>
Lenexa

On Apr 12, 2018 11:48 AM, "Antonio, Robert J." <anto...> wrote:

It was a beautiful early morning along the Kaw. Took short and somewhat
rushed walk before class.
Eastern Phoebe 1 (singing)
Brown Thrasher 1 (singing)
Song Sparrow 5 (singing)
White Throated Sparrow 1 (singing)
Yellow-rump Warbler 5 (dull winter plumage; bit of song)

Bob Antonio
Lawrence

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Date: 4/12/18 11:12 am
From: Daniel Larson <birdkansa...>
Subject: Tuesday Harper County Excursion
After Glenn Caspers and Carol Morgan and I discussed a trip to Harper
County we decided to do one on Tuesday. I needed 8 species to list in
Harper County. Carol had 29 species there and Glenn
had 138 species in Harper County. Kevin Morgan had the day off so he
decided to drive. He is patient with inconsiderate drivers and is very
considerate of others himself. He is good at starting and stopping with a
car full of birders and is good at spotting birds and movement before
everyone else.
As we pulled off the highway north of Anthony Lake we spotted some sparrows
and found several species. We also had a Cooper's Hawk interested in those
sparrows also. On up at the north end of the lake we had two Scissor-tailed
Flycatchers on the barbed wire. We took this as a good sign.
At the lake we had a fair number of waterbirds including an obvious
Cackling Goose following two other Canada Geese. Check the ebird picture
out.
At our first get out spot we had Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, and Carolina Chickadee among other passerines.
At the Anthony wtp we had more ducks and sandpipers and a Black-necked
Stilt.
At the Harper wtp we had more ducks including Redhead. A couple of species
of swallows were around Cliff and Purple martin.
Our last stop was the Chikaskia River where just prior to arriving there we
found Horned Larks and American Pipits in a wheat field. And saw a
Loggerhead Shrike near there. At the river we saw Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
again and Ruby-crowned Kinglet and White-breasted Nuthatch among the birds
there. On Leaving we had a flock of Cedar Waxwings.
Although we had dreams of seeing Pyrrhuloxia and Greater Roadrunner we had
a great day. I ended up going from 67 species to 92. Carol ended up with at
least 75 and Glenn added 3 species to go to 141.
Ebird posts below.
Thanks
Dan Larson
Berryton KS

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44457960

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44457970

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44457982

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Date: 4/12/18 11:04 am
From: Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...>
Subject: Re: Handdicapped Birding Project update
Aren't all publicly funded areas ADA-compliant, by law?

Chris Hobbs
<chobbs.f1...>
Lenexa

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 1:01 PM James Bair <
<0000053b853e5bf2-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Update:
>
> Handicapped accessible Birding Spots, and Trails. A request has been made
> to expand the project from Central Kansas and Western and Central Missouri
> to the entire state and eastern Illinois.
> Help us find information on other areas to include in the project.
>
> CRITERION USED TO EVALUATE SITES AND AREAS:
> Handicapped Parking; Paths or nature trails should have a surface that can
> be used by a Wheelchair or “Walker user” (concrete, asphalt, or compacted
> crushed stone.) Paths and trails should have no more than a 5% grade or be
> ADA compliant. Are benches accessible to the path or trail?
> Inside facilities should have a “Wheelchair Ramp” for outside access to
> the facility if steps are used to enter the facility. Doorways should
> follow ADA guidelines.
> Are inside and/or outside areas for viewing of birds and/or wildlife
> available that are Wheelchair Accessible? Does the facility or area have
> public restrooms? If so, are they ADA compliant restrooms with grab rails.
> Is “Braille Coding” used on doors, restrooms and elevators?
> The following locations have been completed.
> Kansas:
> Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens;
> Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center;
> Tomahawk Creek Trail, Overland Park and Leawood Kansas;
> Shawnee Mission Parkway Trail, Merriam, Kansas and
> Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail. (Kansas section)
>
> Missouri:
> Kansas City area:
> Anita B. Gorman Conservation Center; Blue River Parkway Trail; Brush Creek
> Trail Van Brunt Trail; James Reed Memorial Wildlife Area; Lakeside Nature
> Center; Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary; Ewing and Muriel Kauffman
> Memorial Garden; Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail; Powell Gardens; Harry
> Wiggins Trolley Track Trail.
>
> Springfield Missouri area:
> Dickerson Park Zoo.
>
> Saint Louis area:
> Busch Greenway; Centennial Greenway; Columbia Bottom Trail- Missouri River
> Greenway; Saint Louis Zoo and Tower Grove Park.
>
> St. Joseph area:
> Bluffwoods Conservation Area, Buchanan County; Remington Nature Center and
> St. Joseph Riverwalk Trail.
>
> Warsaw:
> Truman Dam Visitor Center.
>
> Thanks in advance from the “WALDO BIRDERS”
>
> Please send your information to: James Bair at <jpbairkc...> or
> use the Messenger option on Facebook or use snail mail. James Philmer
> Bair 30 W. 74th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64114
>
> James Bair
> Kansas City, Mo
> <jpbairkc...>
> 816-516-2733
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Date: 4/12/18 11:01 am
From: James Bair <0000053b853e5bf2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Handdicapped Birding Project update
Update:

Handicapped accessible Birding Spots, and Trails. A request has been made to expand the project from Central Kansas and Western and Central Missouri to the entire state and eastern Illinois.
Help us find information on other areas to include in the project.

CRITERION USED TO EVALUATE SITES AND AREAS:
Handicapped Parking; Paths or nature trails should have a surface that can be used by a Wheelchair or “Walker user” (concrete, asphalt, or compacted crushed stone.) Paths and trails should have no more than a 5% grade or be ADA compliant. Are benches accessible to the path or trail?
Inside facilities should have a “Wheelchair Ramp” for outside access to the facility if steps are used to enter the facility. Doorways should follow ADA guidelines.
Are inside and/or outside areas for viewing of birds and/or wildlife available that are Wheelchair Accessible? Does the facility or area have public restrooms? If so, are they ADA compliant restrooms with grab rails. Is “Braille Coding” used on doors, restrooms and elevators?
The following locations have been completed.
Kansas:
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens;
Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center;
Tomahawk Creek Trail, Overland Park and Leawood Kansas;
Shawnee Mission Parkway Trail, Merriam, Kansas and
Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail. (Kansas section)

Missouri:
Kansas City area:
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Center; Blue River Parkway Trail; Brush Creek Trail Van Brunt Trail; James Reed Memorial Wildlife Area; Lakeside Nature Center; Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary; Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden; Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail; Powell Gardens; Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail.

Springfield Missouri area:
Dickerson Park Zoo.

Saint Louis area:
Busch Greenway; Centennial Greenway; Columbia Bottom Trail- Missouri River Greenway; Saint Louis Zoo and Tower Grove Park.

St. Joseph area:
Bluffwoods Conservation Area, Buchanan County; Remington Nature Center and St. Joseph Riverwalk Trail.

Warsaw:
Truman Dam Visitor Center.

Thanks in advance from the “WALDO BIRDERS”

Please send your information to: James Bair at <jpbairkc...> or use the Messenger option on Facebook or use snail mail. James Philmer Bair 30 W. 74th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64114

James Bair
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Date: 4/12/18 9:48 am
From: Antonio, Robert J. <anto...>
Subject: Burcham Park
It was a beautiful early morning along the Kaw. Took short and somewhat rushed walk before class.
Eastern Phoebe 1 (singing)
Brown Thrasher 1 (singing)
Song Sparrow 5 (singing)
White Throated Sparrow 1 (singing)
Yellow-rump Warbler 5 (dull winter plumage; bit of song)

Bob Antonio
Lawrence

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Date: 4/12/18 9:31 am
From: Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...>
Subject: Baker addendum: Gnatcatcher
I forgot to add: At Baker this morning we also heard clearly the "zee" of a
blue-gray gnatcatcher, though couldn't get our eyes on it.

Molly Zahn
Lawrence

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Date: 4/12/18 8:57 am
From: Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...>
Subject: Baker Wetlands FOSs this morning
Peter and I did a loop in the central part of Baker Wetlands this morning
(from the E parking lot to the center, down to the south edge and back
along Mink Creek). There were a number of season firsts, including:

n. parula
scissor-tailed flycatcher
orange-crowned warbler
am. bittern -- actually saw 2, one of which stood out in the open for us
for several minutes! (This was in the"grebe pond" area just sw of the
center crossroads.)

Also a single yellow-headed blackbird, plenty of duck diversity still at
maple marsh, a Louisiana waterthrush singing along Mink creek, and tons of
singing ruby-crowned kinglets. One Bonaparte's gull over Maple marsh on the
way out, too.

Now gotta get the hats and sunscreen in the car for next time!

Good birding,
Molly Zahn
Lawrence

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Date: 4/12/18 8:51 am
From: Marla Shoemaker <marlaswhisperingpines...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tail in Bourbon Co.
My daughter saw one in Warner Park on the west side of Manhattan,
yesterday.

Marla Shoemaker
Riley County

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 10:29 AM R w <eaglerodney...> wrote:

> Just had my FOY in Johnson County along I35
> Rodney Wright
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Apr 12, 2018, at 8:42 AM, Daniel Kerr <daniel.adjuster...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Just seen south of Fort Scott on highway 69. Glory.
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Date: 4/12/18 8:29 am
From: R w <eaglerodney...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tail in Bourbon Co.
Just had my FOY in Johnson County along I35
Rodney Wright

Sent from my iPhone

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> Just seen south of Fort Scott on highway 69. Glory.
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Date: 4/12/18 6:42 am
From: Daniel Kerr <daniel.adjuster...>
Subject: Scissor-tail in Bourbon Co.
Just seen south of Fort Scott on highway 69. Glory.

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Date: 4/12/18 6:16 am
From: Dan <browndog06...>
Subject: Serenading sparrow
Sitting on the back porch yesterday evening playing around with bird songs on my phone, I decided to listen to the White-throated Sparrow song. Almost immediately after the 30-second clip ended, it was duplicated from over the fence in our neighbors yard. I hadn't even seen that species around yet. Ah, technology.

Dan Mulhern
Manhattan


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Date: 4/12/18 5:49 am
From: Maggie Schroeder <mschroeder263...>
Subject: Still learning
Good Morning! I try to get out to Marion Reservoir fairly often since it's
close to home. I'm still learning songbirds, but with my bird app handy it
sure makes finding what I see so much easier. Lately, I've been wanting to
learn more ducks and hawks. With the stiff south wind yesterday trying to
steady my eyes through the binoculars in that choppy water wasn't easy.
Lots of Coots, Scaup (not sure if lesser or greater) and saw a male and
female pair of buffleheads. I also saw 3 ospreys. One sitting on a pole
just as you enter Cottonwood Cove. Didn't seem to mind me taking pictures
of it. Just sat there. Saw one in flight as well. How do you get a good
count on birds you see? I probably saw 75 coots but that is only a guess.

Just outside of Marion Cove, up in the sky was probably 8 or 9 what I
though maybe purple Martin's just fluttering around in one area. I wasn't
100% on that. Could that have been possible? Looks like they haven't been
spotted there in a couple weeks. Happy Birding

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Date: 4/12/18 4:53 am
From: Lloyd Davies <ldavies...>
Subject: Eastern Phoebe
Just heard my first Eastern Phoebe out back in the woods blowing raspberries
at me (that's how I learned their call, sorry). Where were they? :)



Lloyd Davies

Marion, KS




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Date: 4/11/18 8:23 pm
From: Henry Armknecht <armknecht...>
Subject: Ellis County burn - no birds
There was an uncontrolled burn northwest of Hays that went about five miles
yesterday. I went out this afternoon to look for possible raptors, plovers,
or pipits. I drove over 10 miles in and around the burn and never saw a
single bird on the burned ground. I also did not see a single raptor or
vulture over or near the burn area. I had really expected to see my FOS
Swainson's Hawk.



Driving around the county, several ponds still held some ducks. I saw
yellowlegs at several ponds, but mostly singles.



One lek held at least five male Greater Prairie Chickens. The grass was
somewhat tall, and I didn't stop, so don't know how many were really there.



I had three Black-billed Magpies in two different locations. One location
had a magpie nest, but I don't know if it is active or an old one. It
looked to be in pretty good shape, but their nests tend to last a while.
Several weeks ago, I went by this location, I think I had six magpies, so
they are hanging around. I didn't notice the nest then, but it would be easy
to overlook.



FOS Lark Sparrow, Barn Swallow, and Yellow-headed Blackbird.



I counted 262 Turkey Vultures on the 27th street roost in Hays yesterday,
but think there were a few more than that.



Henry A

Hays


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Date: 4/11/18 11:22 am
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999...>
Subject: A Pelican flock passed over Wichita
Strong south winds today are favoring northbound migrants, and while
the high thin overcast is probably damping down the thermals a little,
it makes an excellent backdrop for groundbound humans to spot high
fliers. I was outside for about an hour around noon and spotted a
tightly-grouped flock of about 90 American White Pelicans over
Wichita, circling and gliding, making rapid progress to the north or
NNW. I'd estimate that they were around 1500' above the ground and
maybe half a mile west of I-135. Their undersides actually looked
quite dark against the bright glare of the thin overcast, but their
backs sure shone brilliant white each time they caught the sun. Goes
to show how countershading (having a light color below and dark on
top) can help camouflage a circling bird-- and why groundbound pilots
of high-flying radio-controlled airplanes and sailplanes often adopt
the opposite color scheme!

Steve Seibel

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Date: 4/11/18 9:46 am
From: John Row <johmarrow...>
Subject: Fw: Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
All,


Inspired by Doris Burnett's 50 species list, I set out for Pott. 2 yesterday. I found many of the same species she reported and ended up with 51 species. In the afternoon when the bird activity had let up and the wind was picking up a bit, the only warbler that I saw on my trip caught my eye. I quickly spotted the yellow throat, characteristic of Audubon's warbler (AKA yellow-rumped). I naively went for my camera thinking it would stick around long enough for a picture. I was not quick enough and the bird disappeared before I could get a satisfying look. I have enough experience with Audubon's that I am satisfied that I made the correct call. I searched the area and was unable to relocate the bird, in fact few passerines were active at that time.


Good Birding,


John Row

Manhattan, Kansas


________________________________

Pottawatomie SFL #2, Pottawatomie, Kansas, US
Apr 10, 2018 10:13 AM - 2:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.55 mile(s)
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2
Blue-winged Teal 26
Northern Shoveler 10
Gadwall 4
Mallard 2
Green-winged Teal (American) 10
Lesser Scaup 14
Bufflehead 1
Common Goldeneye 2
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Wild Turkey 2
Common Loon 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 7
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 4
Baird's Sandpiper 19
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Wilson's Snipe 3
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Bonaparte's Gull 7
Franklin's Gull 25
Ring-billed Gull 2
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Purple Martin 10
Tree Swallow 12
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 5
American Pipit 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 1 the characteristic shape of the yellow throat caught my eye on this bird; contrasting with dark chest and steel gray head. Seen briefly. Ruled out other warbler species with yellow throats.
Chipping Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Harris's Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 8
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44444332

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 4/11/18 7:23 am
From: Mark Keller <markrat61...>
Subject: Prairie chicken
Should of added in last email. I was in Cheyenne County.

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Date: 4/11/18 7:22 am
From: Mark Keller <markrat61...>
Subject: Greater Prairie Chicken in far NWKS
This morning was 1st morning in a long time with no wind. Can hear chickens
calling from 6-8 locations. Very cool new experience for me !!!

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Date: 4/11/18 7:20 am
From: Carolyn Schwab <caschwab3591...>
Subject: Harvey county Hudsonian Godwits.
was great to find Hudsonian Godwits at Harvey county East Lake yesterday.
They still present at 5 PM when I returned with Lisa Hoffman. Photo in
comments on Facebook Kansas Birding. Link to see full list there.

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Date: 4/11/18 7:05 am
From: Jenn Rader <jennrader34...>
Subject: Shoal Creek WA, Cherokee County warblers 4-10&11-18
Good morning!

I've been busy trying to get things together for a Bat Appreciation Day
event this weekend, so I didn't report yesterday (April 10, 2018).
While in and out of the Southeast Kansas Nature Center yesterday afternoon
(Galena, KS, Cherokee County), I could hear a Yellow-throated Warbler and a
Louisiana Waterthrush singing along Shoal Creek on the Wildlife Area side.

This morning (April 11, 2018) as I was unloading stuff from my vehicle to
bring into work, I heard the Yellow-throated Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush
and a Northern Parula down along the creek.
My first-of-the-year for all three species.

Good birding,

Jenn Rader
Galena, KS
Cherokee County

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Date: 4/11/18 7:03 am
From: Antonio, Robert J. <anto...>
Subject: Brown Thrasher
A Brown Thrasher was singing in my backyard early this morning and another was doing the same near Fraser Hall on the KU Campus.

Bob Antonio
Lawrence

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Date: 4/11/18 7:00 am
From: Kat Farres <ozbelgnz...>
Subject: What Hawks like to hunt....
From my friend who hunts with a red tailed hawk:

A covered expen would be good, when the dog is going to be outside for any amount of time. I would be sure it's secured to the ground, so it can't be easily knocked over.


At THIS size, until she grows up some, I'd ALWAYS have her on a long leash and keep a VERY close eye on her any time she's outside. From the description of the behavior of the bird mentioned in your friend's post, without a doubt, this raptor DOES consider the pup as prey. The bird knows the pup is there, it will be watching for an opportunity when it's hunting. The small pup is at a major risk, until she gets bigger - then the bird won't pay her any mind as she will be outside of their preferred prey size. While the pup is "baby bunny" size and "hopping around like a bunny" large hawks AND owls would consider it food. Be wary at night as well as during the daylight hours.


You cannot blame the raptors, if they kill the pup. They would be doing what birds of prey were put on this earth to do. It's up to the owner to protect the little dog until it gets some size. Then it's out of the danger zone. When I had 8 week old TERVUREN pups, I never let them off leash until they had grown up quite a lot as we have many bald eagles around here and the pups would be looked upon as prey by THEM.


Kat Farres
OZ BelgianZ
Salina KS USA

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Date: 4/10/18 8:32 pm
From: Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...>
Subject: Re: pets and hawks
"Chumming for Red-tailed Hawks" might be a good article for The Horned Lark!

Chris Hobbs
<chobbs.f1...>
Lenexa

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 9:43 PM Harrington, Joseph <jharring...> wrote:

> This message (below) from a neighbor. I’m thinking the hawk is indeed
> seeing the puppy as prey. But I have no clue as to what I’d do in her shoes
> . . .
>
> Joe Harrington
> Lawrence
>
> ---
>
> I have an 8-week-old, 1-pound Yorkie pup, and I'm a little freaked-out by
> a hawk that has recently been hanging around when I've got her frolicking
> around outside in the backyard. She loves being out there (only for short
> periods of time since it's still so friggin' cold), and hops like a little
> bunny. The hawk has a giant wingspan and it looked the other day as if it
> were actually circling and targeting her. (She looked up, too, as it was so
> large it cast a shadow on her.) I was sitting in a chair nearby, and she
> had ventured several feet away. Today the hawk was actually sitting on the
> railing of the deck, staring at the puppy. Do you think the hawk thinks of
> her as prey? Do I need to buy a RaptorShield coat for her? I have never
> seen a hawk in my yard before. I get the feeling that it's watching the
> puppy. Not sure there is anything I can do. I can't keep her inside,
> especially when the weather gets nice. I know there are coyote sightings in
> the neighborhood on a regular basis, but I feel I could protect her from
> those just by my presence. Not sure how to deter the hawk next time it
> zones in on her. I'm always nearby, but at the moment I'm disabled, and use
> a cane or walker, so can't spring up quickly. Any suggestions?
>
>
>
>
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Date: 4/10/18 8:19 pm
From: Kat Farres <ozbelgnz...>
Subject: Re: pets and hawks
get an expen with a cover and be religious about putting her in that for
potty time.
ccing a friend who hunts with a red tail. I held a 1 pound chi chi over the
weekend, think rat sized prey, and, that's what she would be to a hawk.
ex pens www.chewy.com make sure you get a solid cover.
Kat Farres
OZ BelgianZ
Salina KS USA
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From: "Harrington, Joseph" <jharring...>
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:42 PM
Subject: pets and hawks


> This message (below) from a neighbor. I’m thinking the hawk is indeed
> seeing the puppy as prey. But I have no clue as to what I’d do in her
> shoes . . .
>
> Joe Harrington
> Lawrence
>
> ---
>
> I have an 8-week-old, 1-pound Yorkie pup, and I'm a little freaked-out by
> a hawk that has recently been hanging around when I've got her frolicking
> around outside in the backyard. She loves being out there (only for short
> periods of time since it's still so friggin' cold), and hops like a little
> bunny. The hawk has a giant wingspan and it looked the other day as if it
> were actually circling and targeting her. (She looked up, too, as it was
> so large it cast a shadow on her.) I was sitting in a chair nearby, and
> she had ventured several feet away. Today the hawk was actually sitting on
> the railing of the deck, staring at the puppy. Do you think the hawk
> thinks of her as prey? Do I need to buy a RaptorShield coat for her? I
> have never seen a hawk in my yard before. I get the feeling that it's
> watching the puppy. Not sure there is anything I can do. I can't keep her
> inside, especially when the weather gets nice. I know there are coyote
> sightings in the neighborhood on a regular basis, but I feel I could
> protect her from those just by my presence. Not sure how to deter the hawk
> next time it zones in on her. I'm always nearby, but at the moment I'm
> disabled, and use a cane or walker, so can't spring up quickly. Any
> suggestions?
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 4/10/18 8:14 pm
From: Fred Bartel <fbartel70...>
Subject: Spray over Newton
About 3:30 this afternoon, I saw an Ospray flying over west 12th, about a
block and a half west of Sand Creek. This would be the first sighting for
me of an Ospray over town.

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Date: 4/10/18 7:43 pm
From: Harrington, Joseph <jharring...>
Subject: pets and hawks
This message (below) from a neighbor. I’m thinking the hawk is indeed seeing the puppy as prey. But I have no clue as to what I’d do in her shoes . . .

Joe Harrington
Lawrence

---

I have an 8-week-old, 1-pound Yorkie pup, and I'm a little freaked-out by a hawk that has recently been hanging around when I've got her frolicking around outside in the backyard. She loves being out there (only for short periods of time since it's still so friggin' cold), and hops like a little bunny. The hawk has a giant wingspan and it looked the other day as if it were actually circling and targeting her. (She looked up, too, as it was so large it cast a shadow on her.) I was sitting in a chair nearby, and she had ventured several feet away. Today the hawk was actually sitting on the railing of the deck, staring at the puppy. Do you think the hawk thinks of her as prey? Do I need to buy a RaptorShield coat for her? I have never seen a hawk in my yard before. I get the feeling that it's watching the puppy. Not sure there is anything I can do. I can't keep her inside, especially when the weather gets nice. I know there are coyote sightings in the neighborhood on a regular basis, but I feel I could protect her from those just by my presence. Not sure how to deter the hawk next time it zones in on her. I'm always nearby, but at the moment I'm disabled, and use a cane or walker, so can't spring up quickly. Any suggestions?





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Date: 4/10/18 7:30 pm
From: Donna Chance <donna4885...>
Subject: Possible juvenile Mississippi Kite, Doniphan County, 4/10
At noon today as I left Wathena I saw what I thought might be a gull swooping above the treetops and hit the brakes, peering up to watch it. The buoyant way it flew, pointed wings and long tail, and one glimpse of a darker underside with white wing patches made me pull over, grab the binoculars and then I saw it straighten out and fly over me and head north out of sight. I got out and looked around for it but it did not reappear. The location is next to the Peter's Creek bridge and 1/4 mile from the Missouri River. I know this seems quite early but I cannot think what else it might have been. This would be my first county sighting. Any thoughts on ID would be welcome
Donna Chance
Wathena, KS

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Date: 4/10/18 1:29 pm
From: Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...>
Subject: Re: Black-headed gull, Sedg. Co
Twenty-seven individuals are always a problem in Kansas.

Chris Hobbs
<chobbs.f1...>
Lenexa

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 12:56 PM Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I only saw the report of Black-headed Gull on the eBird rare bird alert and
> this checklist.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44415183
>
> Based on these photos I believe the bird is a Franklin's Gull that is
> showing a bit of color on the bill. While it is true that an adult
> breeding plumage Black-headed Gull will also have a bit of color on the
> bill, the Black-headed Gull will have a smaller hood that does not extend
> as far down the neck and it has a fine white circle around the eye rather
> than the bold eye arcs of the adult Franklin's Gull.
>
> The other regularly occuring gull with a black head is a Bonaparte's Gull,
> which will have a finer all black bill, and less white on the primaries.
>
> Gulls are challenging! Here is a resource that shows what to expect with a
> Black-headed Gull.
>
> http://www.ridibundus.gull-research.org/adultapril.html
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Malcolm Gold (Johnson County, Overland Park, KS)
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 9:03 AM, Mary Herold <herold4us...> wrote:
>
> > Black headed gull still at Sedgwick co Park, NE lake as of 9am
> > Mary Herold
> > Wichita
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 4/10/18 12:21 pm
From: Chuck Otte <cotte...>
Subject: Re: Black-headed gull, Sedg. Co
I just now had a chance to look at the photos of the gull on the eBird
checklist and concur with Malcolm that it is likely a Franklin's Gull.
Another field mark to note is the large white primary tips on the folded
wings. A Balck-headed Gull would not have these. Darn gulls anyway!

Chuck

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Date: 4/10/18 10:56 am
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Re: Black-headed gull, Sedg. Co
Hi All,

I only saw the report of Black-headed Gull on the eBird rare bird alert and
this checklist.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44415183

Based on these photos I believe the bird is a Franklin's Gull that is
showing a bit of color on the bill. While it is true that an adult
breeding plumage Black-headed Gull will also have a bit of color on the
bill, the Black-headed Gull will have a smaller hood that does not extend
as far down the neck and it has a fine white circle around the eye rather
than the bold eye arcs of the adult Franklin's Gull.

The other regularly occuring gull with a black head is a Bonaparte's Gull,
which will have a finer all black bill, and less white on the primaries.

Gulls are challenging! Here is a resource that shows what to expect with a
Black-headed Gull.

http://www.ridibundus.gull-research.org/adultapril.html

Good Birding,

Malcolm Gold (Johnson County, Overland Park, KS)


On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 9:03 AM, Mary Herold <herold4us...> wrote:

> Black headed gull still at Sedgwick co Park, NE lake as of 9am
> Mary Herold
> Wichita
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Date: 4/10/18 10:43 am
From: Aaron Batterbee <abatterbee25...>
Subject: Hudsonian godwit Johnson county
Currently at KCPL Wetlands in Johnson County, I founnd a Hudsonian Godwit
amonst other shorebirds.

Aaron Batterbee

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Date: 4/10/18 9:02 am
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: Lesser Goldfinch
We had a male Lesser Goldfinch (black-backed) at our feeders yesterday (9 APR 2018) in our Garden City yard. Several times in the past we have had green-backs, however I think we have had slightly more black-backs over the years.

Tom &  Sara Shane

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Date: 4/10/18 7:04 am
From: Mary Herold <herold4us...>
Subject: Black-headed gull, Sedg. Co
Black headed gull still at Sedgwick co Park, NE lake as of 9am
Mary Herold
Wichita

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Date: 4/10/18 6:13 am
From: Doris Burnett <dburnett7750...>
Subject: Plot Co Lake #2
After seeing Dave Rintoul's post yesterday, I stopped by the lake on the
way home. I found everything Dave mentioned plus 3 semipalmated
sandpipers. I counted 110 Bonoparts gulls.

Doris Burnett
Pottawatomie co.
Manhattan

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Date: 4/10/18 5:37 am
From: Jeff Keating <jffkeats...>
Subject: Republican River Bridge Hwy 77 Birding
I stopped by the Highway 77 Bridge over the Republican River, Geary County,
after work on Monday to check out the duck diversity on the river before
the warm weather brings out the walkers on the river trail, hoping to spy a
cinnamon teal. Spoiler alert, no cinnamon teal. Very nice diversity,
however; green and blue-winged teal, American wigeon, gadwall, mallard,
lesser scaup, ruddy duck, northern pintail, northern shoveler and common
goldeneye. Shorebirds were killdeer, greater yellowlegs, and American
pipit. Such an abundance of bird life enticed a peregrine falcon to land in
a tree about 70 meters from me and sit for awhile. Very cool.

Jeff Keating
Geary County

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Date: 4/9/18 5:57 pm
From: Richard Tucker <rickt...>
Subject: Labette County birds
On April 7 I had an early White-rumped Sandpiper at my front pond and we are
averaging about 30 Blue-winged Teal each morning.

Today I ran across a nice flock of American Golden Plover in a recently
worked field about 2 miles west of here. They were basic plumage. Andrew
Burnett assisted with ID and had a count of 48. There was a single American
White Pelican at Big Hill Reservoir intermixed and feeding with a huge flock
of Double-crested Cormorants.



Rick Tucker

Parsons

Labette County





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Date: 4/9/18 4:04 pm
From: Scott Seltman <sselt...>
Subject: LEPC viewing
I'm helping some international birders who are hoping to see Lesser
Prairie-Chickens. My initial trip to my usual Hodgeman County leks produced
lots of birds, in fact I had 4 large leks with an estimated 50-60 males, but
these were all a loooooong way from any road. The 3 or 4 leks that have
provided easy roadside viewing for a number of years were all inactive on 21
March.



Anyway, if anyone is willing to share any recent info, I'd appreciate it.
And if the LEPC viewing up in Gove County is a regular thing, I'd gladly
send these guys up that way.



I've been seeing some of the same spring migrants others have, but nothing
really very surprising. I spent last week in Oklahoma doing some survey
work.



Scott Seltman

Larned, Kansas






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Date: 4/9/18 12:11 pm
From: <editor...>
Subject: Re: Three Requests for Handheld Birdsong Player (but not on a phone), Birding Guide and More
While I would never want to deter cardinals from singing their hearts out in my yard, there have been times in the past couple springs where the cardinals sing so loud, they do get annoying. I have lots of them, and my house is kind of on a sloping hillside so the acoustics must be just right, because the cardinals do occasionally seem like they’re going to blow my ears out! They literally drown everything else out like little bitty sirens or something.

That said, having up to 20 at a time coming to my feeders in the winter makes the occasional deafening songs in spring worthwhile.


-Dan

Dan Thalmann
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> On Apr 9, 2018, at 12:58 PM, Ron Klataske <prairie...> wrote:
>
> I received the request below this morning and am wondering if anyone on
> this listserve has advice for the aspiring birder?
>
> (1) Ron: Do you know about any handheld players of birdsong (not phones)?
>
> (2) I also have a request for any recommendations on a microphone/speaker
> system that would involve an outside microphone system connected to an
> indoor speaker that would allow folks to listen to birds surrounding their
> homes while being indoors, day or night (or all the time).
>
> Quite the opposite and FYI only, I recently received this email from a
> person who was not so enthusiastic about bird songs, at least Cardinals:
>
> "Could you give me any ideas to deter male cardinals from lighting on my
> property? I'm sick of his big fat yap ruining spring for me every year.
>
> I love the sound of *normal *birds chirping. I just don’t like some
> ridiculously loud Cardinal call ringing in my ear all day long. Why anyone
> would *want* to draw an irritating bird like that to their yard is beyond
> me."
>
> (3) I will be in Ellinwood the last weekend in April. Is there anyone
> there that would be willing to take me birding at Cheyenne Bottoms and
> Quivera Wild Life Area?
> Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
>
> Thanks for any assistance on the three requests.
>
> --Ron
>
> Ron Klataske
> Executive Director
> Audubon of Kansas
> 210 Southwind Place
> Manhattan KS 66503
> 785-537-4385
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Date: 4/9/18 11:47 am
From: Mark Keller <markrat61...>
Subject: Re: Three Requests for Handheld Birdsong Player (but not on a phone), Birding Guide and More
I would be thrilled to have Cardinals singing I far Western Kansas.

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 12:58 PM Ron Klataske <prairie...>
wrote:

> I received the request below this morning and am wondering if anyone on
> this listserve has advice for the aspiring birder?
>
> (1) Ron: Do you know about any handheld players of birdsong (not phones)?
>
> (2) I also have a request for any recommendations on a microphone/speaker
> system that would involve an outside microphone system connected to an
> indoor speaker that would allow folks to listen to birds surrounding their
> homes while being indoors, day or night (or all the time).
>
> Quite the opposite and FYI only, I recently received this email from a
> person who was not so enthusiastic about bird songs, at least Cardinals:
>
> "Could you give me any ideas to deter male cardinals from lighting on my
> property? I'm sick of his big fat yap ruining spring for me every year.
>
> I love the sound of *normal *birds chirping. I just don’t like some
> ridiculously loud Cardinal call ringing in my ear all day long. Why anyone
> would *want* to draw an irritating bird like that to their yard is beyond
> me."
>
> (3) I will be in Ellinwood the last weekend in April. Is there anyone
> there that would be willing to take me birding at Cheyenne Bottoms and
> Quivera Wild Life Area?
> Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
>
> Thanks for any assistance on the three requests.
>
> --Ron
>
> Ron Klataske
> Executive Director
> Audubon of Kansas
> 210 Southwind Place
> Manhattan KS 66503
> 785-537-4385
> <prairie...>
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Date: 4/9/18 10:59 am
From: Ron Klataske <prairie...>
Subject: Three Requests for Handheld Birdsong Player (but not on a phone), Birding Guide and More
I received the request below this morning and am wondering if anyone on
this listserve has advice for the aspiring birder?

(1) Ron: Do you know about any handheld players of birdsong (not phones)?

(2) I also have a request for any recommendations on a microphone/speaker
system that would involve an outside microphone system connected to an
indoor speaker that would allow folks to listen to birds surrounding their
homes while being indoors, day or night (or all the time).

Quite the opposite and FYI only, I recently received this email from a
person who was not so enthusiastic about bird songs, at least Cardinals:

"Could you give me any ideas to deter male cardinals from lighting on my
property? I'm sick of his big fat yap ruining spring for me every year.

I love the sound of *normal *birds chirping. I just don’t like some
ridiculously loud Cardinal call ringing in my ear all day long. Why anyone
would *want* to draw an irritating bird like that to their yard is beyond
me."

(3) I will be in Ellinwood the last weekend in April. Is there anyone
there that would be willing to take me birding at Cheyenne Bottoms and
Quivera Wild Life Area?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Thanks for any assistance on the three requests.

--Ron

Ron Klataske
Executive Director
Audubon of Kansas
210 Southwind Place
Manhattan KS 66503
785-537-4385
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Date: 4/9/18 7:08 am
From: Daniel Larson <birdkansa...>
Subject: Baker Wetlands Survey
Roger Boyd, Scott Kimball, Kylee Sharp, Nick Pumphrey, and Dan Larson
surveyed Baker Wetlands, Lawrence, Kansas on Sunday 04/08/2018. Today's
survey was 88 species and 5940 individuals. Previous count 2016- 76; 2015
- 68; 2014 - 42; 2013 - 59; 2012 - 56; 2011 - 51 . It was snowing most of
the time. The temperature was in the low 30's F and the wind chill was
unreal. But we still had a very good count.

Ducks-There were 16 species of ducks and geese. Included were 4
Red-breasted Mergansers. Not sure what the mergansers like in the far east
pool. But most species of mergansers if not all seem to like that pool.

Turkeys- We had the first turkey we have had in quite a while running along
the trails near mink Creek and the Wakarusa.

Cormorants- Flying everywhere. We tallied 855.

Pelicans- We had our first pelicans of the year, 25.

Bittern- We had the first American Bittern of the year. Flying away from
near the middle trail.

Sandpipers- There were 6 species of plovers and sandpipers including our
first Least Sandpiper. It was at the far east shallows.

Gulls- 2 Bonaparte's, 73 Franklin's and 2800 Ring-billed which ebird
flagged as an ungaudly number 2800. Many were in the mudflats east of the
headquarters.

Owls- 2 young Great Horned Owls about ready to leave the nest. A single
Barred Owl gave us great looks.

Woodpeckers- We observed a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on the trunk of a
relatively young cedar tree where it was tap-tap tapping.

Flycatchers- We observed 4 phoebes. Not sure how many flies they were
catching.

Swallows- We saw 7 Tree Swallows out and flying. We saw a couple of Barn
Swallows out over the water. And a single Purple Martin was at the martin
house.

Wrens- We had 13 Carolina Wrens and one Winter Wren where Mink Creek
empties into the Wakarusa.

Kinglets- We observed both kinglets.

Warblers- We had 3 Yellow-rumped Warblers and one Lousiana Waterthrush
where the drainage ditch runs into the Wakarusa. It was quite yellowish
when Scott heard it sing and it was Louisiana.

Sparrows- 12 species of sparrows including a Leconte's Sparrow out where
the grassland had been burned but still had a few patches to hide in. We
also observed a Vesper Sparrow near the cedars at the house. After having
no Harris's Sparrows in the previous survey 10 were found on this one.

Blackbirds- 13 Yellow-headed Blackbirds near the headquarters and cowbirds
were observed for the first time.

Finches- After not having goldfinches on many surveys there were 3 today.

Thanks
Dan Larson
Berryton KS

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Date: 4/8/18 8:56 pm
From: Robert Reed <ridgewalkertrent...>
Subject: Re: Cinnamon Teal - Linn County
He was a cool dude.

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018, 6:50 PM Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> wrote:

> Trent Reed and I checked were able to find the Cinnamon Teal originally
> reported on FB by Mick McHugh on Trego just north of 1700th in north of
> Unit A. We enjoyed the warmth of the car as snow fell and checked out Unit
> A where we encountered the Linn County Game Warden. He informed us there
> was a Cinnamon Teal in the area and was a bit surprised when we told him
> that was the reason for our visit. A short conversation eased his
> curiosity of how we learned of its presence yet left me hoping that he
> would send me a message the next time he saw a rare bird.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44372216
>
> After the snow lightened up we check La Cygne Lake, Paola Water Treatment
> Pond, and Hillsdale for migrant waterfowl. There were many birds at each
> of the locations, but nothing out of the ordinary.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44372189
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44369050
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44372094
>
> Good but cold Birding,
>
> Malcolm Gold (Johnson County, Overland Park, Kansas)
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Date: 4/8/18 8:19 pm
From: Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...>
Subject: Osage, Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties today
Pete Janzen and I decided to do some county listing today, betting on the theory that bad weather = good birds. Well, that seemed to hold true as we dealt with rain, sleet and snow most of the day. I broke out the long underwear, which I hope stays tucked away for several months. Vesper Sparrows were out in force, as were Am. Pipits near water and on several burns. We also found a few Golden-crowned Kinglets after a conspicuous absence since early winter.
We started at Sundance Park at Melvern Lake (Osage), where we found several shorebirds, best being a pair of Sanderlings. We made our way to the dam, where we had a Common Loon and other waterfowl, and the outlet ponds, then headed north on US75. Just past the intersection of KS31 we had about 40 Am. Golden-Plovers on a burn. We tallied several county birds on roads at the upper end of Pomona Lake. We then headed for Shawnee SFL, where we found 3 Common Loons and other waterfowl. We also saw 5 Greater Prairie-Chickens on the nearby lek. The Silver Lake sewer ponds held a few duck and shorebird species. 
We then headed to Wabaunsee county where we had a very productive stop on Goldfinch road at the Massasoit Creek crossing, where we had an expected Louisiana Waterthrush among many other birds. There is outstanding timber here and it is well worth your stop if you visit Echo Cliff Park (where we also had a waterthrush). At Lake Wabaunsee our first sighting was a pair of adult-plumaged Seltmans. We headed to the upper end, where there were a few more of the same species of shorebirds I had seen on Wednesday, including the Dunlin. Near the dam we saw the lingering White-winged Scoter, and there were a couple of Common Loons and a pair of Horned Grebes and Red-breasted Mergansers.
Checklist are in eBird...too numerous to list here.
Kevin GroenewegWichita

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Date: 4/8/18 6:10 pm
From: John Northrup <jdn008...>
Subject: Re: On the Missing DEC. KOS Bull
I think it's accurate to say that no one blames you or Gene for anything, Tom! Your eyesight is far more important than a bulletin. I'm sorry to hear of your affliction but am glad to hear of your improvement. Rest easy, don't push it, and get well soon!


John Northrup

Ashland OH


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From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas <KSBIRD-L...> on behalf of Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 3:56 PM
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: On the Missing DEC. KOS Bull

Gene had put out a request and was in need of papers. Since the Painted Redstart that Sara found was fresh in our minds I decided to put that together. I got finished much faster than usual and got it sent off. Gene got it back and I started going through the suggestions, with most of those good, when I got hit with a pretty bad vision problem. I got up one morning with double vision. Long story short; the specialist said I had a problem with the 4th cranial nerve. He also stated most people get better in 3 months. It now has been a little over 2 months and I'm about 75% better. Focusing on a computer screen is very difficult, but holding this tablet 8 inches away allows me to type an email. If I can continue to improve I could have a finished draft in a couple weeks, with plenty of time to get it in the June mailing. So don't blame Gene on this one. I just completely hit an unwanted dead end. That and birdwatching was nearly impossible during the first couple months..

Tom Shane
Garden City

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Date: 4/8/18 4:50 pm
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Cinnamon Teal - Linn County
Trent Reed and I checked were able to find the Cinnamon Teal originally
reported on FB by Mick McHugh on Trego just north of 1700th in north of
Unit A. We enjoyed the warmth of the car as snow fell and checked out Unit
A where we encountered the Linn County Game Warden. He informed us there
was a Cinnamon Teal in the area and was a bit surprised when we told him
that was the reason for our visit. A short conversation eased his
curiosity of how we learned of its presence yet left me hoping that he
would send me a message the next time he saw a rare bird.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44372216

After the snow lightened up we check La Cygne Lake, Paola Water Treatment
Pond, and Hillsdale for migrant waterfowl. There were many birds at each
of the locations, but nothing out of the ordinary.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44372189
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44369050
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44372094

Good but cold Birding,

Malcolm Gold (Johnson County, Overland Park, Kansas)

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Date: 4/8/18 12:57 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: On the Missing DEC. KOS Bull
Gene had put out a request and was in need of papers. Since the Painted Redstart that Sara found was fresh in our minds I decided to put that together. I got finished much faster than usual and got it sent off. Gene got it back and I started going through the suggestions, with most of those good, when I got hit with a pretty bad vision problem. I got up one morning with double vision. Long story short; the specialist said I had a problem with the 4th cranial nerve. He also stated most people get better in 3 months. It now has been a little over 2 months and I'm about 75% better. Focusing on a computer screen is very difficult, but holding this tablet 8 inches away allows me to type an email. If I can continue to improve I could have a finished draft in a couple weeks, with plenty of time to get it in the June mailing. So don't blame Gene on this one. I just completely hit an unwanted dead end. That and birdwatching was nearly impossible during the first couple months..

Tom Shane
Garden City

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Date: 4/8/18 10:08 am
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Geary County Lesser Goldfinch
While looking at the backyard feeders this morning I suddenly realized that
there was a small finch on the thistle feeder (with the hoardes of Siskins) that
had a very green back - Lesser Goldfinch! It stuck around long enough for
Jaye and I to both get excellent looks at it, but flew off while I was in another
room grabbing the camera. Hasn't been seen since. Also had first of season
Chipping and Lincoln's Sparrows under the feeders. A good morning!

Chuck



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Date: 4/8/18 9:48 am
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson WW Crossbill update
All,


Apparently the bird was not seen at our feeders on Saturday by anyone that came by. And after watching them closely for most of the morning today, the bird was a no-show as well. We will continue to watch, but I suspect it is gone. I hope it went back north where it belongs and didn't end up in the belly of one of the local bird-killing cats....


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 4/8/18 8:58 am
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999...>
Subject: (out of area)-- Platte River Sandhill and Whooping Cranes
On April 5 I was at the Platte River in Nebraska-- it was amazing to
see so many Sandhill Cranes, often many hundreds or even thousands in
a tall twisting column in single thermal updraft, literally making the
thermal updraft visible by their presence. About 12:30 PM I was
about 12 miles southwest of Grand Island about 2 miles south of the
Platte River when a Bald Eagle spooked a flock of may hundreds, maybe
over a thousand, Sandhill Cranes that had been feeding in a field. I
watched the flock for well over fifteen minutes as they soared up high
overhead. As I was watching, I spotted 8 white cranes with black
wingtips soaring together, appearing at first glance smaller than the
Sandhill Cranes, but they could only have been Whooping Cranes, well
above the Sandhill flock. There's no doubt as to what they were-- the
secondary feathers were clearly white, and no Snow Geese were around,
and these birds were obviously cranes, soaring. I'd estimate they were
2000 to 3000 feet above the ground. When I last saw them they were
flying northward, but I didn't have the chance to observe them long
enough to guess whether they were actively migrating or just making a
more local movement.

I noticed that Ebird hasn't published my sighting at least as of now--
but I know what I saw. I wonder if these birds had recently passed
through Quivira NWR or Cheyenne Bottoms?

The previous week I was also in the area and spent quite a while
watching one lone Whooping Crane feeding with a large flock of
Sandhill Cranes in a field along Alda Road-- apparently this
particular bird had been in the area for a long time, and has been
seen hanging out with Sandhill Cranes many many times over the years.

Steve Seibel

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Date: 4/8/18 8:49 am
From: Ken Brunson <prattbrunsons...>
Subject: Sprague's pipit, Smith's longspurs locations
There is a birding party from England interested in picking up Sprague's
pipits and Smith's longspurs this week.
Any suggestions? Has anyone visited the Smith's longspur fields near Lyon
State Fishing Lake recently?
Many thanks for any leads.

Ken

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Date: 4/8/18 8:21 am
From: John Schukman <schuksaya...>
Subject: Bird/wildlife cover
This is a request for a friend about planting bird/wildlife friendly cover
crops on property in Edwards Co. (between center pivots). Can anyone
recommend what to plant and where to purchase seed?



Thanks,



John Schukman

Leavenworth Co.


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Date: 4/8/18 7:44 am
From: Doris Burnett <dburnett7750...>
Subject: Re: Eagle nest
Thanks for everyone's help. I will contact Mike to see if he has the nest I
found on the Blue River south of Tuttle Creek.

Doris Burnett
Pottawatomie co.
Manhattan

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> I'm not sure who is monitoring eagle nest in the state, I would like them
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Date: 4/8/18 5:46 am
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: (FWD) April 2018 Update, Kansas County Listing
All,

Listed below is the April 2018 edition of the Kansas County Listing.

PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND ANY UPDATES OR CHANGES TO: Kevin
Groeneweg at <kgroeneweg...>

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owners.

Regards,
Kevin Groeneweg


Kansas County List
75 Species or more

County
Allen 249
210 Andrew Burnett
168 Kevin Groeneweg
158 Pete Janzen
150 Jim Malcolm
145 Carolyn Schwab
142 Henry Armknecht
127 Marie Plinsky
109 Galen Pittman
109 Matt Gearheart
96 Mike Rader
92 Chuck Otte
87 Trent Reed
85 Tom Ewert
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
82 Jaye Otte
81 Mick McHugh
79 Nic Allen
79 Dan Larson
79 Glenn Caspers
76 Scott Seltman
75 Will Chatfield-Taylor
75 Robert Penner

Anderson 278
173 Jim Malcolm
165 Carolyn Schwab
161 Matt Gearheart
157 Pete Janzen
151 Kevin Groeneweg
150 Marie Plinsky
144 Henry Armknecht
139 Nic Allen
137 Galen Pittman
130 Mark Land
126 Mick McHugh
113 Robert Penner
107 Mike Rader
107 Tom Ewert
107 Trent Reed
105 Will Chatfield-Taylor
101 Scott Seltman
100 Glenn Caspers
100 Andrew Burnett
96 David Seibel
95 Sam Mannell
95 Terry Mannell
95 Malcolm Gold
94 Jenny Gearheart
90 Chuck Otte
90 Nick Varvel
87 Phil Wedge
86 Kathy McDowell
84 Jaye Otte
84 Doris Burnett
82 Dan Larson

Atchison 266
246 Don Merz
243 Al Schirmacher
168 Henry Armknecht
157 Galen Pittman
150 Brett Sandercock
148 Matt Gearheart
133 Jim Malcolm
119 Nick Varvel
116 Chuck Otte
110 Mike Rader
109 Dan Larson
109 Sam Mannell
109 Terry Mannell
108 Glenn Caspers
104 Kevin Groeneweg
100 Pete Janzen
100 Nic Allen
98 Mick McHugh
93 Jaye Otte
90 Robert Penner
89 Scott Seltman
88 Phil Wedge
86 Kathy McDowell
85 Mike Hudson
84 Marie Plinsky
84 Sue Newland
80 Mark Land
79 Jeff Keating
77 Will Chatfield-Taylor
76 David Seibel

Barber 285
212 Pete Janzen
211 Gene Young
182 Dennis Angle
172 Kevin Groeneweg
165 Mike Rader
161 Tom Ewert
152 Tyler Hicks
151 Jeff Calhoun
149 Chet Gresham
146 Henry Armknecht
145 Matt Gearheart
135 Gregg Friesen
123 James Barnes
120 Trent Reed
118 Scott Seltman
116 Robert Penner
109 Jim Malcolm
108 Malcolm Gold
101 Nick Varvel
98 Carolyn Schwab
97 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
97 Dan Larson
95 Sam Mannell
95 Terry Mannell
92 Glenn Caspers
91 Galen Pittman
90 Eulalia Lewis (D)
90 Eugene Lewis
90 Ben Rogers
88 Leon Hicks
86 Chuck Otte
85 Bill Beard (D)
83 Aaron Mitchell
83 Mary Pat Haddican
80 Nancy Beard (D)
78 Will Chatfield-Taylor

Barton 376
298 Robert Penner
290 Mike Rader
281 Gene Young
275 Scott Seltman
260 Lloyd Moore (D)
244 Galen Pittman
235 Matt Gearheart
234 Mick McHugh
234 David Seibel
233 Robert Fisher (D)
228 Henry Armknecht
224 Jay Newton
219 Jim Malcolm
215 Pete Janzen
214 Rob Graham
214 Kevin Groeneweg
213 Craig Faanes
207 Tyler Hicks
205 Mark Land
202 Nic Allen
201 Chuck Otte
201 Marie Plinsky
199 Aaron Mitchell
199 Kathy McDowell
194 Doris Burnett
193 Jeff Calhoun
191 Gregg Friesen
190 Jimmy Woodard
189 Lowell Johnson
189 Dan Mulhern
188 Tom Ewert
188 Malcolm Gold
184 Glenn Caspers
183 Linda Vidosh Zempel
181 Dan Larson
178 Brett Sandercock
178 Sam Mannell
178 Terry Mannell
177 Will Chatfield-Taylor
174 Jennifer Hammett
171 Curtis Wolf
170 Jaye Otte
170 John Zempel
165 Dan Gish
162 Nancy Beard (D)
162 Bill Beard (D)
162 Trent Reed
162 Carolyn Schwab
160 Leon Hicks
158 Charles Anderson
156 John Northrup
156 Kathy Carroll
155 Nick Varvel
154 Chet Gresham
153 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
153 Phil Wedge
151 Carol Morgan
145 Ben Rogers
145 John Row
139 Cheryl Miller
138 Don Merz
138 John Mallery
135 Jonathan Vande Kopple
135 Sue Newland
125 Rodney Wright
125 Debby McKee
123 Mike Harding
121 Diane Persons
120 Sam Schermerhorn
119 Tom Schermerhorn
118 Mary Pat Haddican
117 Andrew Burnett
115 Kelli Egbert
113 Bill Trelc Jr.
111 Jon Strong
110 Rod Wedel
107 Mike Hudson
106 Edge Wade
105 Lisa Edwards
104 T. J. Walker
104 Tristan Weinbrenner
103 Nathan Shipley
95 Judd Patterson
95 Chris Fagyal
94 Joseph Miller
93 Steven McDaniel
89 Duane Otto
89 Greyson Yerby
87 James Barnes
75 Jeff Keating

Bourbon 243
206 Andrew Burnett
165 Kevin Groeneweg
164 Matt Gearheart
154 Pete Janzen
147 Jim Malcolm
146 Henry Armknecht
117 Nic Allen
114 Galen Pittman
109 Ron Tucker
107 Trent Reed
106 Nick Varvel
93 Mick McHugh
89 Tom Ewert
86 Rick Tucker
84 Glenn Caspers
84 Sam Mannell
84 Terry Mannell
80 Mike Rader
77 Mark Land
76 Will Chatfield-Taylor
76 Dan Larson
75 Scott Seltman

Brown 276
241 Don Merz
233 Rosella Royer
188 Al Schirmacher
179 Jim Malcolm
177 Janet Rebant
163 Chuck Otte
146 Matt Gearheart
137 Henry Armknecht
125 Galen Pittman
114 Dan Larson
111 Carol Morgan
108 Linda Vidosh Zempel
107 Pete Janzen
107 Glenn Caspers
105 Sebastian Patti
105 Kevin Groeneweg
103 Mike Rader
97 John Zempel
96 Tony Schaar
96 Sam Mannell
96 Terry Mannell
95 Duane Otto
92 Scott Seltman
89 Doris Burnett
89 David Seibel
84 Nic Allen
83 Marie Plinsky
81 Kathy McDowell
78 Sue Newland
76 Mick McHugh

Butler 297
239 Gene Young
221 Kevin Groeneweg
210 Suntesha Wustrack
209 Pete Janzen
201 Tom Ewert
200 Atcha Nolan
199 Tyler Hicks
189 Bob Broyles
188 Leon Hicks
180 Jim Wilson
166 Jeff Calhoun
166 Carolyn Schwab
164 Dallas Hewett
162 David Seibel
158 Jim Malcolm
152 Henry Armknecht
142 Robert Penner
131 Matt Gearheart
129 Gregg Friesen
116 Nancy Beard (D)
116 Bill Beard (D)
116 Mike Rader
105 James Barnes
101 Chuck Otte
100 Doris Burnett
94 Glenn Caspers
92 Kathy McDowell
87 Sam Mannell
87 Terry Mannell
86 Dan Larson
81 Ethan Maynard
81 Scott Seltman
80 Marie Plinsky
79 Chet Gresham
79 Nick Varvel
75 Galen Pittman
75 Nic Allen

Chase 282
171 Kevin Groeneweg
167 Ross Silcock
163 Jim Malcolm
158 Pete Janzen
151 Tom Ewert
147 Henry Armknecht
142 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
129 Matt Gearheart
129 Carolyn Schwab
125 Mike Rader
108 Gregg Friesen
107 Nick Varvel
106 Robert Kruger
105 Robert Penner
104 Malcolm Gold
101 Chuck Otte
101 Dan Larson
101 Scott Seltman
101 Nic Allen
99 Mark Land
94 Jeff Calhoun
88 Cheryl Miller
87 Glenn Caspers
83 Galen Pittman
82 Nancy Beard (D)
82 Dan Mulhern
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
81 Bill Beard (D)
81 Will Chatfield-Taylor
78 Chet Gresham
78 Kathy McDowell
76 Mick McHugh
76 Doris Burnett
75 Jennifer Hammett
75 Marie Plinsky

Chautauqua 238
183 Gene Young
178 Jim Malcolm
175 Atcha Nolan
165 Kevin Groeneweg
158 Pete Janzen
152 Tom Ewert
150 Carolyn Schwab
144 Henry Armknecht
130 Jeff Calhoun
111 Matt Gearheart
110 Will Chatfield-Taylor
108 Scott Seltman
99 Mike Rader
93 Dan Larson
91 Leon Hicks
88 Robert Penner
87 Nick Varvel
85 Galen Pittman
83 Andrew Burnett
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
80 Charles Anderson
77 Nic Allen
75 Glenn Caspers

Cherokee 279
229 Andrew Burnett
216 Dave Henness
211 Matt Gearheart
201 Mike Rader
187 Kevin Groeneweg
181 Pete Janzen
181 Henry Armknecht
171 Scott Seltman
167 Gene Young
157 Jim Rising (D)
153 Nic Allen
149 Nick Varvel
146 Trent Reed
142 Galen Pittman
136 Tom Ewert
135 Rick Tucker
135 Jim Malcolm
135 John Mallery
131 Dan Larson
123 Jeff Calhoun
111 Chuck Otte
110 Doris Burnett
110 Jaye Otte
108 Carolyn Schwab
106 David Seibel
105 John Zempel
106 Linda Vidosh Zempel
105 Sue Newland
104 Sam Mannell
104 Terry Mannell
103 Mick McHugh
103 Dan Mulhern
103 Malcolm Gold
98 Tyler Hicks
94 Gregg Friesen
94 Jennifer Hammett
92 Aaron Mitchell
92 Will Chatfield-Taylor
90 Mark Land
84 Kathy Carroll
84 Diane Persons
82 Kelli Egbert
79 Glenn Caspers
78 Debby McKee
78 Carol Morgan
75 Edge Wade

Cheyenne 250
208 Henry Armknecht
141 Scott Seltman
140 Mark Keller
127 Pete Janzen
119 Jim Malcolm
112 Rick Reeser
111 Matt Gearheart
110 Kevin Groeneweg
110 Doris Burnett
108 Mike Rader
108 Sam Mannell
108 Terry Mannell
97 Cheryl Miller
97 Tom Ewert
93 Glenn Caspers
78 Jeff Calhoun
77 Mark Land
77 Jon Strong

Clark 292
242 Galen Pittman
217 Jeff Calhoun
170 Henry Armknecht
161 Jim Malcolm
159 Kevin Groeneweg
153 Scott Seltman
151 Pete Janzen
137 Matt Gearheart
126 Danny Akers
126 Will Chatfield-Taylor
124 Tom Ewert
107 Glenn Caspers
107 Mike Rader
100 Mick McHugh
100 David Seibel
88 Sam Mannell
88 Terry Mannell
84 Robert Penner
83 Dan Larson
82 Gregg Friesen
81 Carolyn Schwab
76 Nic Allen

Clay 280
253 Chuck Otte
233 Jaye Otte
219 Calvin Wohler
208 Doris Burnett
183 John Row
168 Mike Rader
163 Matt Gearheart
156 Henry Armknecht
154 Nic Allen
152 Carol Morgan
152 Jim Malcolm
151 Jeff Keating
142 Robert Kruger
137 Glenn Caspers
125 Brett Sandercock
117 Linda Vidosh Zempel
114 Dan Larson
114 Pete Janzen
106 Kevin Groeneweg
105 John Zempel
105 Tom Ewert
104 Scott Seltman
99 Marie Plinsky
98 Sam Mannell
98 Terry Mannell
95 Dan Thalmann
93 Dan Mulhern
92 Kathy McDowell
88 Charles Anderson
84 Sue Newland
82 Jeff Calhoun
81 Gregg Friesen
80 Mike Hudson
75 Debby McKee

Cloud 252
155 Henry Armknecht
136 Jim Malcolm
122 Pete Janzen
122 Matt Gearheart
115 Chuck Otte
111 Nic Allen
108 Kevin Groeneweg
108 Mike Rader
103 Doris Burnett
99 Jaye Otte
95 Justin Rice
95 Sam Mannell
95 Terry Mannell
93 Gregg Friesen
90 Jeff Calhoun
89 Glenn Caspers
89 Dan Larson
78 Phil Wedge

Coffey 316
250 Jim Malcolm
239 Matt Gearheart
234 Lloyd Moore (D)
204 Nic Allen
197 Mick McHugh
192 Galen Pittman
188 Mark Land
184 Glenn Caspers
165 Bill Trelc Jr.
157 Scott Seltman
154 Aaron Mitchell
154 Kevin Groeneweg
151 Pete Janzen
149 Henry Armknecht
148 David Seibel
147 Tyler Hicks
142 Marie Plinsky
134 Dan Gish
131 Carolyn Schwab
127 Dan Larson
125 Will Chatfield-Taylor
125 Jennifer Hammett
123 Nick Varvel
123 Carol Morgan
123 Malcolm Gold
117 Jenny Gearheart
113 Andrew Burnett
109 Trent Reed
109 Kathy Carroll
105 Chuck Otte
105 Sam Mannell
105 Terry Mannell
104 Corey Entriken
102 Kathy McDowell
102 Jaye Otte
100 Tom Ewert
98 Chris Fagyal
95 Mike Rader
91 Rodney Wright
90 Chet Gresham
87 Debby McKee
86 Diane Persons
86 John Zempel
78 Kelli Egbert
78 Doris Burnett
77 Linda Vidosh Zempel
77 Robert Penner

Comanche 272
196 Gene Young
178 Jeff Calhoun
166 Pete Janzen
151 Kevin Groeneweg
148 Henry Armknecht
147 Mike Rader
141 Scott Seltman
130 Gregg Friesen
128 Tom Ewert
124 Jim Malcolm
115 Galen Pittman
110 Glenn Caspers
106 Matt Gearheart
101 Dan Larson
98 Sam Mannell
98 Terry Mannell
93 Trent Reed
90 Doris Burnett
90 Chet Gresham
86 Robert Penner
83 Edge Wade
81 Will Chatfield-Taylor

Cowley 343
305 Max Thompson
300 Gene Young
261 David Seibel
224 Kevin Groeneweg
214 Tyler Hicks
213 John Northrup
212 Pete Janzen
204 James Barnes
204 Mike Rader
200 Leon Hicks
187 Jeff Calhoun
179 Henry Armknecht
166 Matt Gearheart
164 Tom Ewert
161 Chet Gresham
156 Carolyn Schwab
147 Scott Seltman
143 Jim Wilson
143 Dan Larson
141 Cheryl Miller
137 Mark Land
136 Nic Allen
132 Jim Malcolm
131 Chuck Otte
129 Galen Pittman
128 Jaye Otte
124 Sam Mannell
124 Terry Mannell
118 Nancy Beard (D)
118 Bill Beard (D)
117 Doris Burnett
103 Gregg Friesen
95 Robert Penner
88 Edge Wade
83 Sam Schermerhorn
83 Tom Schermerhorn
81 Aaron Mitchell
81 Glenn Caspers

Crawford 293
194 Andrew Burnett
169 Dave Henness
166 Matt Gearheart
159 Kevin Groeneweg
157 Henry Armknecht
156 Pete Janzen
154 Jim Malcolm
146 Mike Rader
132 Trent Reed
122 Carolyn Schwab
115 Mick McHugh
112 Nic Allen
105 Nick Varvel
105 Sam Mannell
105 Terry Mannell
104 Chuck Otte
101 Scott Seltman
100 Galen Pittman
100 Tom Ewert
95 Jaye Otte
93 Gregg Friesen
89 Doris Burnett
87 Glenn Caspers
87 Jeff Calhoun
84 Dan Larson
84 John Zempel
84 Rick Tucker
81 Dan Mulhern
81 Linda Vidosh Zempel
77 Leon Hicks
77 Kelli Egbert
75 Will Chatfield-Taylor

Decatur 230
171 Brian Simonsson
156 Henry Armknecht
124 Jim Malcolm
117 Pete Janzen
102 Kevin Groeneweg
102 Mike Rader
102 Jeff Calhoun
101 Scott Seltman
86 Jonathan Vande Kopple
85 Doris Burnett
84 Sam Mannell
84 Terry Mannell
83 Carol Morgan
83 Matt Gearheart
79 Dan Larson
76 Glenn Caspers
76 Tom Ewert

Dickinson 265
208 Chuck Otte
162 Jaye Otte
160 Henry Armknecht
151 Jim Malcolm
142 Pete Janzen
139 Robert Kruger
138 Doris Burnett
132 Dan Gish
126 Matt Gearheart
120 Kevin Groeneweg
112 Mike Rader
109 Tom Ewert
108 Jeff Calhoun
105 Jim Mayhew
105 Chet Gresham
102 Dan Larson
95 Malcolm Gold
89 Scott Seltman
87 Glenn Caspers
84 Sam Mannell
84 Terry Mannell
81 Galen Pittman
81 Marie Plinsky
80 David Haight
79 Kathy McDowell
78 Carol Morgan
77 Nic Allen
75 Robert Penner

Doniphan 256
169 Herb Chance
169 Donna Chance
159 Henry Armknecht
144 John Schukman
136 Matt Gearheart
131 Jim Malcolm
125 Galen Pittman
106 Chuck Otte
104 Kevin Groeneweg
103 Pete Janzen
102 Danny Akers
101 Don Merz
97 Nick Varvel
94 David Seibel
89 Glenn Caspers
87 Mike Rader
87 Sam Mannell
87 Terry Mannell
82 Linda Vidosh Zempel
80 Will Chatfield-Taylor
78 John Zempel
77 Mick McHugh
77 Dan Larson
76 Scott Seltman
76 Nic Allen

Douglas 365
314 Galen Pittman
296 David Seibel
294 Phil Wedge
280 Alexis Powell
280 Kylee Sharp
277 Mick McHugh
271 Matt Gearheart
265 Gerry Parkinson
258 Dan Larson
257 Will Chatfield-Taylor
256 Jim Malcolm
253 Dave Williams
252 Lloyd Moore (D)
249 Kathy McDowell
238 Jeff Witters
230 Linda Vidosh Zempel
225 John Zempel
224 Malcolm Gold
220 Joseph Hoelscher
220 Sue Newland
219 Mike Rader
218 Carol Morgan
217 Kathy Carroll
215 Marie Plinsky
214 Dan Gish
214 Glenn Caspers
213 Dan Thalmann
212 Mark Land
209 Dave Henness
207 Jennifer Hammett
206 Nick Varvel
197 Aaron Mitchell
197 Nic Allen
197 Debby McKee
194 Steve Roels
186 Rodney Wright
185 Diane Persons
179 Sarah Roels
177 Sam Mannell
177 Terry Mannell
174 Henry Armknecht
173 Mike Hudson
167 Duane Otto
163 Kevin Groeneweg
161 Pete Janzen
160 Corey Entriken
159 Don Merz
154 Aaron Kim-Luellen
150 Chuck Otte
149 Steven McDaniel
147 Trent Reed
147 John Mallery
145 Kelli Egbert
143 Chris Fagyal
139 Dan Mulhern
137 Doris Burnett
131 Jaye Otte
128 Jim Walton
123 Walter Cochran
117 Jenny Gearheart
113 Sue Calhoon
111 Scott Seltman
109 Brandon Magette
106 Kat Farres
106 Dennis Farres
103 Sue Stevenson
102 Lisa Weeks
101 Greyson Yerby
100 Harley Winfrey
100 Robert Penner
100 Tom Ewert
100 Sam Schermerhorn
100 Tom Schermerhorn
94 Nancy Beard (D)
92 Bill Beard (D)
92 Nathan Shipley
90 Carolyn Schwab
88 Michelle Folster
86 Edge Wade
86 Gregg Friesen
83 Belky Cuevas
80 Cheryl Miller
79 Rob Graham

Edwards 232
160 Scott Seltman
156 Jeff Calhoun
155 Henry Armknecht
155 Pete Janzen
147 Kevin Groeneweg
146 Mary Pat Haddican
136 Jim Malcolm
113 Mike Rader
111 Matt Gearheart
108 Tom Ewert
97 Galen Pittman
89 Nic Allen
88 Barry Jones
86 Glenn Caspers
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
78 Gregg Friesen

Elk 252
180 Gene Young
177 Jim Malcolm
163 Pete Janzen
154 Kevin Groeneweg
139 Henry Armknecht
121 Mike Rader
120 Tyler Hicks
119 Dan Larson
117 Jeff Calhoun
115 Robert Penner
111 Carolyn Schwab
107 Cheryl Miller
101 Tom Ewert
92 Gregg Friesen
92 Matt Gearheart
89 Galen Pittman
86 Glenn Caspers
83 Nic Allen
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
78 Chet Gresham
75 Scott Seltman

Ellis 323
226 Sam Mannell
226 Terry Mannell
222 Henry Armknecht
182 Gene Young
152 Mike Rader
144 Nick Varvel
135 Kevin Groeneweg
132 Jim Malcolm
120 Scott Seltman
117 Pete Janzen
113 Jeff Calhoun
105 Kyle Schumacher
102 Matt Gearheart
91 Carolyn Schwab
88 Tom Ewert
86 Dan Larson
84 Glenn Caspers
79 Jonathan Vande Kopple
78 Robert Penner

Ellsworth 302
273 Mike Rader
178 Henry Armknecht
167 Robert Kruger
156 Pete Janzen
155 Jim Malcolm
152 Kevin Groeneweg
142 Matt Gearheart
139 Scott Seltman
132 Tom Ewert
130 Chuck Otte
122 Dan Larson
116 Doris Burnett
116 Jeff Calhoun
116 Carolyn Schwab
114 Glenn Caspers
111 Dan Gish
106 Sam Mannell
106 Terry Mannell
98 Robert Penner
97 Galen Pittman
96 Nick Varvel
94 Gregg Friesen
92 Marie Plinsky
91 Nic Allen
85 Mark Land
85 Malcolm Gold
83 Carol Morgan
82 Kathy McDowell
80 Jaye Otte
80 Will Chatfield-Taylor

Finney 352
192 Jeff Calhoun
181 T. J. Walker
177 Mike Rader
171 Scott Seltman
164 Kevin Groeneweg
160 Matt Gearheart
160 Henry Armknecht
154 Pete Janzen
129 Dan Baffa
128 Dan Larson
125 Jim Malcolm
119 Tom Ewert
109 Terry Mannell
109 Sam Mannell
108 Trent Reed
100 Rodney Wright
100 Sam Schermerhorn
100 Tom Schermerhorn
98 Nick Varvel
93 Galen Pittman
87 David Seibel
87 Dan Gish
86 Chuck Otte
85 Gregg Friesen
84 Tyler Hicks
84 Glenn Caspers
81 Robert Penner
80 Bill Beard (D)
80 Nancy Beard (D)
77 Nic Allen

Ford 312
258 Jeff Calhoun
179 Henry Armknecht
173 Kevin Groeneweg
173 Tom Ewert
154 Matt Gearheart
152 Scott Seltman
151 Galen Pittman
150 Pete Janzen
124 Will Chatfield-Taylor
120 Jim Malcolm
115 Danny Akers
111 Doris Burnett
109 Rodney Wright
104 Mike Rader
97 Nic Allen
91 Andrew Burnett
84 Don Merz
84 Glenn Caspers
82 Robert Penner
81 Trent Reed
79 Gregg Friesen
78 Sam Mannell
78 Terry Mannell
76 Dan Larson

Franklin 245
166 Jim Malcolm
141 Richard Johnston (D)
138 Henry Armknecht
136 Matt Gearheart
131 Galen Pittman
130 Mick McHugh
127 Nick Varvel
125 Kevin Groeneweg
120 Pete Janzen
107 Nic Allen
106 Scott Seltman
105 David Seibel
101 Mark Land
101 Trent Reed
96 Carolyn Schwab
92 Kathy McDowell
92 Will Chatfield-Taylor
91 Marie Plinsky
89 Mike Rader
89 Glenn Caspers
89 Dan Larson
88 Malcolm Gold
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
82 Doris Burnett
81 Chris Albright
81 Chuck Otte
78 Kathy Carroll

Geary 328
303 Chuck Otte
289 Jaye Otte
271 Jeff Keating
237 Doris Burnett
216 Mike Rader
190 Henry Armknecht
188 Robert Kruger
187 Matt Gearheart
185 Calvin Wohler
175 John Row
166 Scott Seltman
156 Dan Mulhern
153 Kevin Groeneweg
151 Galen Pittman
149 Nic Allen
149 Jim Malcolm
147 Dan Larson
142 Dan Gish
142 Tom Ewert
140 Brett Sandercock
139 Linda Vidosh Zempel
138 Sam Mannell
138 Terry Mannell
135 Carol Morgan
135 Pete Janzen
133 Carolyn Schwab
133 John Zempel
131 Mark Land
129 Nick Varvel
127 Cheryl Miller
127 Kathy McDowell
119 David Seibel
116 Rodney Wright
115 Malcolm Gold
107 Marie Plinsky
104 Tom Schermerhorn
101 Sam Schermerhorn
98 Jeff Calhoun
95 Robert Penner
94 Charles Anderson
92 Bill Beard (D)
92 Nancy Beard (D)
90 Debby McKee
87 Mick McHugh
85 Nathan Shipley
83 Trent Reed
83 John Mallery
82 Jenny Gearheart
82 Glenn Caspers
81 Gregg Friesen
80 Will Chatfield-Taylor
76 Mike Hudson

Gove 224
152 Pete Janzen
151 Henry Armknecht
123 Jim Malcolm
118 Scott Seltman
117 Trent Reed
113 Kevin Groeneweg
102 Robert Penner
98 Matt Gearheart
93 Glenn Caspers
87 Jeff Calhoun
81 Sam Mannell
81 Terry Mannell
81 Nick Varvel
77 Tom Ewert
75 Mike Hudson

Graham 218
162 Henry Armknecht
157 Scott Seltman
129 Kevin Groeneweg
125 Pete Janzen
116 Jeff Calhoun
112 Sam Mannell
112 Terry Mannell
111 Jonathan Vande Kopple
107 Jim Malcolm
105 Mike Rader
101 Robert Penner
88 Dan Larson
87 Glenn Caspers
85 Matt Gearheart
82 Doris Burnett
78 Nic Allen
77 Trent Reed
76 Tom Ewert

Grant 272
237 Kellye Hart
162 Henry Armknecht
153 Jeff Calhoun
136 Kevin Groeneweg
133 Pete Janzen
131 Mike Rader
125 Jim Malcolm
121 Scott Seltman
120 Matt Gearheart
86 Sam Mannell
86 Terry Mannell
84 Tom Ewert
79 Tyler Hicks
76 Dan Larson
75 Glenn Caspers

Gray 238
170 Scott Seltman
167 Jeff Calhoun
145 Henry Armknecht
132 Kevin Groeneweg
130 Pete Janzen
121 Jim Malcolm
110 Matt Gearheart
102 Mike Rader
96 Gregg Friesen
89 Tom Ewert
87 Nic Allen
87 Will Chatfield-Taylor
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
82 Galen Pittman
79 Dan Larson
78 Glenn Caspers

Greeley 212
145 Henry Armknecht
140 Pete Janzen
135 Sebastian Patti
134 Kevin Groeneweg
126 Jim Malcolm
113 Matt Gearheart
91 Scott Seltman
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
83 Mike Rader
82 Jeff Calhoun
81 Tom Ewert
75 Glenn Caspers

Greenwood 255
191 Jim Malcolm
181 Pete Janzen
163 Kevin Groeneweg
147 Matt Gearheart
142 Henry Armknecht
123 Jeff Calhoun
122 Dan Larson
119 Galen Pittman
119 Mike Rader
111 Aaron Mitchell
111 Carolyn Schwab
110 Gregg Friesen
109 Scott Seltman
108 Tom Ewert
106 Glenn Caspers
105 Robert Penner
103 Cheryl Miller
102 David Seibel
90 Nic Allen
89 Doris Burnett
86 Marie Plinsky
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
82 Rick Tucker
80 Chet Gresham
79 Bill Beard (D)
79 Nancy Beard (D)
79 Kathy McDowell
77 Will Chatfield-Taylor
77 Chuck Otte
75 Tony Schaar

Hamilton 275
183 Jeff Calhoun
166 Henry Armknecht
153 Jim Malcolm
148 Kevin Groeneweg
143 Scott Seltman
127 Pete Janzen
113 Tom Ewert
111 Matt Gearheart
98 Tyler Hicks
93 Mike Rader
83 Glenn Caspers
80 Dan Larson
79 Sam Mannell
79 Terry Mannell

Harper 258
168 Pete Janzen
168 Corey Entriken
164 Kevin Groeneweg
161 Gene Young
152 Tom Ewert
143 Scott Seltman
141 Henry Armknecht
138 Glenn Caspers
130 Jeff Calhoun
129 Jim Malcolm
117 Carolyn Schwab
108 Bill Beard (D)
105 Nancy Beard (D)
102 Mike Rader
98 Leon Hicks
85 Matt Gearheart
85 Sam Mannell
85 Terry Mannell

Harvey 327
269 Bob Dester
266 Carolyn Schwab
254 Rod Wedel
250 Gregg Friesen
249 Jay Newton
234 Pete Janzen
227 Ethan Maynard
206 Tyler Hicks
203 Kevin Groeneweg
201 Tom Ewert
187 Cheryl Miller
149 Henry Armknecht
134 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
131 Nancy Beard (D)
130 Bill Beard (D)
126 Doris Burnett
125 Jeff Calhoun
117 Jim Malcolm
117 Robert Penner
112 Dan Larson
101 Matt Gearheart
100 James Barnes
100 Chuck Otte
100 Scott Seltman
98 Chet Gresham
98 Mike Rader
92 Glenn Caspers
90 Kathy McDowell
87 Leon Hicks
87 Sam Mannell
87 Terry Mannell
86 Jaye Otte
79 Marie Plinsky

Haskell 243
170 Mike Rader
141 Henry Armknecht
134 Jeff Calhoun
122 Kevin Groeneweg
121 Pete Janzen
118 Scott Seltman
112 Jim Malcolm
91 Matt Gearheart
82 Tom Ewert
81 Sam Mannell
81 Terry Mannell
78 Nic Allen
76 Glenn Caspers
75 Dan Larson

Hodgeman 251
204 Jeff Calhoun
182 Scott Seltman
156 Henry Armknecht
151 Pete Janzen
141 Kevin Groeneweg
139 Matt Gearheart
130 Doris Burnett
126 Tom Ewert
116 Mary Pat Haddican
116 Jim Malcolm
116 Barry Jones
114 Mike Rader
102 Nic Allen
96 Will Chatfield-Taylor
86 Galen Pittman
84 Glenn Caspers
83 Dan Larson
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
79 Gregg Friesen
79 Trent Reed
79 Dan Mulhern
77 Robert Penner

Jackson 271
232 Mike Harding
219 Al Schirmacher
210 Don Merz
191 Jim Malcolm
188 Linda Vidosh Zempel
179 John Zempel
161 Chuck Otte
153 Carol Morgan
150 Henry Armknecht
140 Glenn Caspers
138 Marie Plinsky
134 Dan Larson
129 Matt Gearheart
127 Galen Pittman
122 Debby McKee
118 Kevin Groeneweg
117 Sam Mannell
117 Terry Mannell
115 Pete Janzen
110 Nick Varvel
103 Kathy McDowell
99 Jaye Otte
98 Mike Rader
95 Mick McHugh
93 Scott Seltman
91 Jeff Hansen
91 Sue Newland
87 Brandon Magette
84 Malcolm Gold
81 Tony Schaar
78 Will Chatfield-Taylor
78 Nic Allen

Jefferson 338
292 Galen Pittman
262 Mick McHugh
252 Jim Malcolm
247 Lloyd Moore (D)
240 David Seibel
222 Mike Rader
213 Matt Gearheart
207 Sam Mannell
207 Terry Mannell
205 Glenn Caspers
205 Don Merz
197 Carol Morgan
196 Al Schirmacher
193 Dan Gish
189 Robert Fisher (D)
176 Dan Larson
174 Sue Newland
172 Dave Henness
161 Kathy McDowell
160 Dave Williams
160 Linda Vidosh Zempel
155 John Zempel
153 Kathy Carroll
152 Marie Plinsky
152 Debby McKee
151 Phil Wedge
151 Henry Armknecht
150 Nic Allen
145 Mike Hudson
144 Pete Janzen
143 Mark Land
139 Nick Varvel
138 Chuck Otte
133 Diane Persons
132 Will Chatfield-Taylor
130 Kevin Groeneweg
129 Jaye Otte
121 Malcolm Gold
116 Jennifer Hammett
115 Jeff Hansen
113 Scott Seltman
111 Corey Entriken
109 Aaron Mitchell
106 Dan Mulhern
94 Mike Harding
90 Duane Otto
79 Tony Schaar

Jewell 248
170 Henry Armknecht
138 Jim Malcolm
124 Pete Janzen
124 Scott Seltman
122 Mike Rader
110 Gregg Friesen
110 Kevin Groeneweg
107 Sam Mannell
107 Terry Mannell
104 Doris Burnett
104 Chuck Otte
101 Matt Gearheart
98 Jonathan Vande Kopple
95 Mike Harding
90 Carolyn Schwab
89 Dan Larson
88 Phil Wedge
84 Glenn Caspers
80 Jeff Calhoun
79 Jon Strong
79 Tom Ewert

Johnson 340
306 Mark Land
303 Matt Gearheart
295 Terry Swope
281 Nic Allen
265 Rodney Wright
265 Malcolm Gold
264 Chris Hobbs
260 David Seibel
259 Galen Pittman
249 Jeff Witters
248 Trent Reed
246 Nick Varvel
245 Aaron Mitchell
243 Mick McHugh
239 Corey Entriken
234 Jennifer Hammett
228 Dave Henness
228 Jim Walton
216 Mark Corder
214 John Mallery
213 Jenny Gearheart
212 Lloyd Moore (D)
212 Kathy Carroll
211 Walter Cochran
208 Jim Malcolm
203 Steven McDaniel
203 Dave Williams
201 Mike Hudson
190 Will Chatfield-Taylor
190 Kelli Egbert
185 Greyson Yerby
176 Henry Armknecht
155 Robert Fisher (D)
152 Chris Fagyal
150 Mike Rader
148 Dan Larson
146 Pete Janzen
143 Carol Morgan
142 Kevin Groeneweg
141 Nancy Smalldon
133 Sue Calhoon
131 Diane Persons
129 Kathy McDowell
125 Don Merz
120 Debby McKee
117 Sue Newland
115 Chuck Otte
114 Linda Vidosh Zempel
111 David Kirsch
109 Dan Gish
109 Nathan Shipley
104 Glenn Caspers
103 Lisa Weeks
102 Tom Ewert
100 Bill Beard (D)
100 Nancy Beard (D)
99 Ben Rogers
98 John Zempel
96 Joseph Mosley
95 Marie Plinsky
94 Belky Cuevas
93 Sam Mannell
93 Terry Mannell
91 Jim Wilson
89 Duane Otto
89 Jeff Calhoun
89 Robert Penner
86 Scott Seltman
85 Sue Stevenson
84 Mark Stafford
82 Andrew Burnett
79 Steve Roels
75 Ashley Laubach

Kearny 284
176 Henry Armknecht
157 Jeff Calhoun
152 Kevin Groeneweg
147 Pete Janzen
127 Matt Gearheart
125 Scott Seltman
121 Mike Rader
114 Jim Malcolm
95 Tom Ewert
93 Dan Larson
87 Mick McHugh
79 Sam Mannell
79 Terry Mannell
77 Glenn Caspers
75 Tyler Hicks

Kingman 303
222 Pete Janzen
202 Kevin Groeneweg
183 Tom Ewert
171 Scott Seltman
167 Mike Rader
151 Tyler Hicks
146 Gregg Friesen
143 Henry Armknecht
142 Jeff Calhoun
141 Bill Beard (D)
141 Nancy Beard (D)
139 Jim Malcolm
111 Carolyn Schwab
105 Matt Gearheart
104 Leon Hicks
103 Rod Wedel
101 James Barnes
100 Chet Gresham
98 Joseph Miller
91 Andrew Miller
90 Galen Pittman
88 Glenn Caspers
87 Robert Penner
81 Sam Mannell
81 Terry Mannell
75 Dan Larson

Kiowa 267
169 Henry Armknecht
169 Jeff Calhoun
162 Kevin Groeneweg
159 Scott Seltman
156 Jay Newton
155 Pete Janzen
144 Mike Rader
138 Gregg Friesen
126 Jim Malcolm
121 Tom Ewert
114 Galen Pittman
103 Matt Gearheart
98 Malcolm Gold
96 Dan Larson
92 Will Chatfield-Taylor
92 Kathy Carroll
90 Doris Burnett
89 Robert Penner
84 Nic Allen
83 Mary Pat Haddican
83 Glenn Caspers
77 Jonathan Vande Kopple
77 Sam Mannell
77 Terry Mannell
75 Trent Reed

Labette 260
214 Andrew Burnett
194 Rick Tucker
165 Kevin Groeneweg
164 Pete Janzen
156 Henry Armknecht
150 Jim Malcolm
140 Matt Gearheart
111 Tom Ewert
106 Mike Rader
97 Scott Seltman
94 Dan Larson
91 Carolyn Schwab
89 Jaye Otte
88 Chuck Otte
86 Glenn Caspers
85 Andrew Miller
82 Galen Pittman
81 Sam Mannell
81 Terry Mannell
79 Nic Allen
78 Leon Hicks
77 Will Chatfield-Taylor
77 Nick Varvel
76 Trent Reed

Lane 222
158 Henry Armknecht
148 Pete Janzen
134 Jeff Calhoun
131 Kevin Groeneweg
119 Jim Malcolm
111 Scott Seltman
106 Tom Ewert
92 Matt Gearheart
88 Robert Penner
85 Glenn Caspers
82 Trent Reed
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
81 Doris Burnett
77 Nic Allen

Leavenworth 290
258 John Schukman
253 Galen Pittman
224 Dave Williams
221 Kathy Carroll
201 David Seibel
196 Matt Gearheart
185 Mike Rader
182 Diane Persons
180 Mick McHugh
154 Dave Henness
143 Jim Malcolm
143 Henry Armknecht
139 Craig Faanes
127 Ron Theel
126 Nic Allen
123 Mark Land
119 Dan Mulhern
118 Scott Seltman
116 Glenn Caspers
115 Dan Larson
112 Sam Mannell
112 Terry Mannell
111 Steve Roels
111 Sarah Roels
110 Kevin Groeneweg
108 Charles Anderson
107 Sue Calhoon
107 Sue Stevenson
106 Mark Van Horn
106 Nick Varvel
105 Kathy McDowell
104 Chuck Otte
103 Malcolm Gold
102 Aaron Mitchell
101 Jaye Otte
100 Pete Janzen
97 Phil Wedge
96 Will Chatfield-Taylor
94 John Mallery
89 Eugene Lewis
89 Eulalia Lewis (D)
89 Marie Plinsky
89 Don Merz
84 Gerry Parkinson
81 Cheryl Miller
80 Carolyn Schwab
78 Mike Hudson

Lincoln 246
202 Mike Rader
164 Henry Armknecht
140 Jim Malcolm
129 Doris Burnett
128 Matt Gearheart
119 Scott Seltman
117 Pete Janzen
109 Kevin Groeneweg
107 Chuck Otte
102 Tom Ewert
99 Robert Penner
94 Sam Mannell
94 Terry Mannell
89 Nic Allen
86 Jeff Calhoun
85 Gregg Friesen
82 Galen Pittman
79 Dan Larson
75 Glenn Caspers

Linn 335
287 Chris Hobbs
281 Mick McHugh
273 Lloyd Moore (D)
265 Galen Pittman
262 Mark Corder
247 Robert Fisher (D)
242 Matt Gearheart
232 Mark Land
230 Malcolm Gold
226 David Seibel
220 Dave Henness
212 Nick Varvel
207 Trent Reed
206 Aaron Mitchell
202 Nic Allen
196 Phil Wedge
191 Jennifer Hammett
182 Jim Malcolm
181 Dave Williams
179 Henry Armknecht
174 Kathy Carroll
173 Lowell Johnson
170 Mike Rader
170 John Mallery
160 Will Chatfield-Taylor
157 Diane Persons
153 Pete Janzen
151 Kevin Groeneweg
147 Harry Gregory
146 Corey Entriken
146 Linda Vidosh Zempel
145 Carolyn Schwab
144 Steven McDaniel
143 Sue Newland
141 Rodney Wright
135 Sue Calhoon
135 Sue Stevenson
133 Dan Mulhern
132 Kelli Egbert
131 John Zempel
130 Scott Seltman
129 Andrew Burnett
126 Dan Larson
125 Doris Burnett
122 Tyler Hicks
121 Glenn Caspers
121 Sam Mannell
121 Terry Mannell
118 Gregg Friesen
117 Carol Morgan
115 Mike Hudson
111 Chet Gresham
110 Jenny Gearheart
109 Tom Ewert
100 Chuck Otte
96 Chris Fagyal
92 Debby McKee
90 Edge Wade
86 Greyson Yerby
85 Brandon Magette
84 Lisa Edwards
83 Marie Plinsky
82 Ashley Laubach
80 Kathy McDowell
78 Jon Strong
76 Dan Gish

Logan 220
170 Pete Janzen
144 Henry Armknecht
126 Jim Malcolm
117 Matt Gearheart
110 Robert Penner
109 Kevin Groeneweg
103 Scott Seltman
98 Tom Ewert
96 Trent Reed
96 Sam Mannell
96 Terry Mannell
94 Dan Mulhern
85 Jeff Calhoun
82 Glenn Caspers
75 Mike Hudson

Lyon 314
246 Alexis Powell
216 Jim Malcolm
192 Matt Gearheart
170 Kylee Sharp
159 Jeff Witters
159 Kevin Groeneweg
158 Galen Pittman
157 Nic Allen
156 Dan Larson
154 Pete Janzen
146 Henry Armknecht
142 Malcolm Gold
138 Mark Land
138 Mike Rader
130 Bill Trelc Jr.
130 Doris Burnett
128 Dan Mulhern
125 Mick McHugh
124 Jennifer Hammett
123 Will Chatfield-Taylor
122 Glenn Caspers
118 Chuck Otte
117 Kathy Carroll
116 Nick Varvel
114 Dan Gish
109 Tom Ewert
107 Aaron Mitchell
105 Marie Plinsky
104 David Seibel
101 Kathy McDowell
100 Scott Seltman
99 Robert Penner
97 Trent Reed
96 Sue Newland
96 Kelli Egbert
93 Carol Morgan
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
86 Jaye Otte
86 Carolyn Schwab
83 Linda Vidosh Zempel
81 Rodney Wright
78 Tom Schermerhorn
76 Dallas Hewett
76 Diane Persons
75 Jeff Calhoun

Marion 289
231 Jim Wilson
216 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
216 Tristan Weinbrenner
211 Tom Ewert
199 Chet Gresham
162 Pete Janzen
160 Jim Malcolm
157 Kevin Groeneweg
156 Henry Armknecht
147 Gregg Friesen
143 Carolyn Schwab
129 Jeff Calhoun
128 Matt Gearheart
123 Chuck Otte
119 Nancy Beard (D)
117 Bill Beard (D)
116 Robert Penner
115 Mike Rader
113 Cheryl Miller
106 Rod Wedel
105 Ethan Maynard
103 Doris Burnett
102 Tyler Hicks
101 Scott Seltman
100 Nic Allen
94 Leon Hicks
93 Glenn Caspers
92 Galen Pittman
92 Jaye Otte
92 Malcolm Gold
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
83 Will Chatfield-Taylor
82 Nick Varvel
82 Todd Becker
79 Kathy McDowell
79 Jennifer Hammett
78 Marie Plinsky
76 Mick McHugh
76 Dan Larson

Marshall 247
215 Tom Parker
145 Henry Armknecht
121 Dan Thalmann
120 Jim Malcolm
116 Pete Janzen
109 Dan Mulhern
105 Kevin Groeneweg
105 Chuck Otte
104 Doris Burnett
93 Nic Allen
92 Sam Mannell
92 Terry Mannell
88 Galen Pittman
85 Mike Rader
84 Matt Gearheart
80 Scott Seltman
79 Robert Penner
78 Gregg Friesen
77 Glenn Caspers
77 Dan Larson

McPherson 297
242 Steve Lansaw
227 Tristan Weinbrenner
182 Ethan Maynard
178 Tom Ewert
176 Robert Kruger
170 Kevin Groeneweg
169 Henry Armknecht
160 Jim Malcolm
159 Pete Janzen
152 Gregg Friesen
144 Doris Burnett
136 Gerry Parkinson
128 Matt Gearheart
125 Bill Beard (D)
125 Nancy Beard (D)
119 Carolyn Schwab
109 Mike Rader
108 Tyler Hicks
107 Chuck Otte
102 Galen Pittman
101 John Mallery
100 Scott Seltman
98 Jeff Calhoun
97 Rod Wedel
93 Robert Penner
92 Leon Hicks
92 Sam Mannell
92 Terry Mannell
91 Dan Larson
86 Marie Plinsky
84 Glenn Caspers
82 Malcolm Gold
81 Nic Allen
78 Kelli Egbert
77 Chet Gresham
77 Kathy McDowell
77 Jennifer Hammett
76 Jaye Otte

Meade 316
180 Jeff Calhoun
169 Henry Armknecht
166 Gene Young
158 Galen Pittman
156 Pete Janzen
155 Kevin Groeneweg
145 Matt Gearheart
137 Scott Seltman
134 Lisa Edwards
128 Tyler Hicks
125 Tom Ewert
121 Jim Malcolm
114 Gregg Friesen
107 Mick McHugh
102 Bill Beard (D)
100 Nancy Beard (D)
98 Will Chatfield-Taylor
93 Dan Larson
92 Mike Rader
88 Glenn Caspers
86 Sam Mannell
86 Terry Mannell
83 Robert Penner
81 Carolyn Schwab
80 Mark Land
75 David Seibel

Miami 302
236 Matt Gearheart
232 Nick Varvel
225 Trent Reed `
225 Mark Land
213 Malcolm Gold
210 Lloyd Moore (D)
202 Nic Allen
196 Mick McHugh
193 Jeff Witters
189 Rodney Wright
181 Dave Henness
179 Aaron Mitchell
166 Jim Malcolm
159 Galen Pittman
155 Henry Armknecht
153 Jennifer Hammett
151 Kelli Egbert
151 Pete Janzen
135 John Mallery
132 Kevin Groeneweg
128 Mike Hudson
125 David Seibel
125 Corey Entriken
123 Jim Walton
120 Mike Rader
118 Peter Sullivan
117 Dan Larson
117 Kathy Carroll
110 Doris Burnett
109 Will Chatfield-Taylor
105 Greyson Yerby
101 Diane Persons
99 Kathy McDowell
98 Jenny Gearheart
97 Marie Plinsky
97 Walter Cochran
96 Sam Mannell
96 Terry Mannell
92 Jim Wilson
92 Glenn Caspers
76 Tom Ewert
75 Scott Seltman

Mitchell 280
237 Henry Armknecht
205 Mike Rader
170 Scott Seltman
145 Glenn Caspers
143 Jim Malcolm
139 Carolyn Schwab
136 Jay Newton
135 Doris Burnett
129 Matt Gearheart
124 Chuck Otte
124 Kevin Groeneweg
120 Pete Janzen
117 Jeff Calhoun
110 Robert Penner
110 Phil Wedge
108 Gregg Friesen
108 Dan Larson
107 Sam Mannell
107 Terry Mannell
103 Tom Ewert
101 Rod Wedel
99 Rick Tucker
96 Jaye Otte
90 Jonathan Vande Kopple
87 Eulalia Lewis (D)
87 Eugene Lewis
80 Mark Land
76 McKenzie Wiles

Montgomery 266
202 Andrew Burnett
200 Jim Malcolm
165 Henry Armknecht
153 Kevin Groeneweg
152 Pete Janzen
124 Glenn Caspers
121 David Mills
110 Dan Larson
108 Matt Gearheart
103 Galen Pittman
102 Tom Ewert
101 Will Chatfield-Taylor
95 Nic Allen
94 Jeff Calhoun
93 Nick Varvel
92 Gregg Friesen
92 Mike Rader
91 Rick Tucker
89 Scott Seltman
80 Sam Mannell
80 Terry Mannell
79 Carolyn Schwab
76 Chet Gresham
76 Leon Hicks

Morris 255
213 Jim Malcolm
172 Chuck Otte
157 Pete Janzen
151 Henry Armknecht
151 Kevin Groeneweg
150 Matt Gearheart
132 Tom Ewert
123 Doris Burnett
122 Nick Varvel
120 Glenn Caspers
112 Brett Sandercock
109 Jaye Otte
102 Scott Seltman
100 Sam Mannell
100 Terry Mannell
96 Robert Kruger
94 Mike Rader
94 Carolyn Schwab
93 Dan Larson
91 Carol Morgan
88 Galen Pittman
86 Jenny Gearheart
85 Kathy McDowell
84 Robert Penner
84 Jeff Calhoun
83 John Row
81 Sam Schermerhorn
81 Tom Schermerhorn
80 Mark Land
80 Marie Plinsky
78 Jane Withee Hebert
76 Mick McHugh

Morton 378
331 Sebastian Patti
319 Mike Rader
315 Scott Seltman
284 Galen Pittman
278 Brandon Percival
277 Max Thompson
272 Mick McHugh
265 Chet Gresham
264 Pete Janzen
263 Mark Corder
262 Gene Young
261 Matt Gearheart
254 Chris Hobbs
251 Jim Malcolm
249 Dave Williams
244 Kevin Groeneweg
242 Tyler Hicks
239 Jeff Calhoun
238 Will Chatfield-Taylor
236 Robert Fisher (D)
213 David Seibel
210 Gregg Friesen
210 Henry Armknecht
208 Doris Burnett
206 Mark Land
206 Glenn Caspers
200 Lisa Edwards
193 Tom Ewert
189 Leon Hicks
185 Nic Allen
184 Andrew Burnett
183 Carolyn Schwab
176 Robert Penner
168 Dan Gish
165 Dan Larson
163 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
156 Nathan Shipley
155 Dan Mulhern
150 Kellye Hart
150 Cheryl Miller
143 Rod Wedel
143 Chuck Otte
141 Jaye Otte
140 Charles Anderson
137 Aaron Mitchell
121 Kathy Carroll
120 Danny Akers
119 Craig Faanes
112 Phil Wedge
112 Brandon Magette
108 Edge Wade
108 Trent Reed
107 Jennifer Hammett
105 Lowell Johnson
104 Jimmy Woodard
103 Rodney Wright
101 Nancy Beard (D)
100 Bill Beard (D)
100 Nick Varvel
99 John Mallery
98 Robert Kruger
94 Eulalia Lewis (D)
94 Eugene Lewis
92 Mike Hudson
92 Sam Schermerhorn
92 Tom Schermerhorn
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
88 James Barnes
88 Diane Persons
86 Mary Pat Haddican
85 John Row
83 Debby McKee
83 Chris Fagyal
82 Jim Wilson
76 Jon Strong
75 Jonathan Vande Kopple
75 Sue Newland

Nemaha 243
196 Rosella Royer
157 Don Merz
152 Jim Malcolm
151 Chuck Otte
144 Henry Armknecht
139 Matt Gearheart
137 Galen Pittman
129 John Schukman
120 Pete Janzen
113 Kevin Groeneweg
108 Dan Larson
105 Carol Morgan
104 Sam Mannell
104 Terry Mannell
100 Nic Allen
97 Glenn Caspers
96 Mike Rader
96 Sue Newland
93 Linda Vidosh Zempel
91 Tony Schaar
90 Robert Penner
86 Doris Burnett
84 Kathy McDowell
83 Scott Seltman
81 Ron Marteney
81 Marie Plinsky
79 Gregg Friesen
79 Will Chatfield-Taylor
75 Jon Strong
75 John Zempel

Neosho 296
294 Andrew Burnett
194 Jim Malcolm
189 Rick Tucker
182 Matt Gearheart
179 Henry Armknecht
169 Kevin Groeneweg
159 Pete Janzen
153 Dave Henness
151 Nick Varvel
141 Kathy Carroll
127 Jeff Witters
119 Carolyn Schwab
116 Mike Rader
115 Tyler Hicks
113 Dan Larson
111 Chet Gresham
106 Galen Pittman
104 Glenn Caspers
102 Tom Ewert
101 Scott Seltman
100 Diane Persons
98 Marie Plinsky
98 Sam Mannell
98 Terry Mannell
97 Kathy McDowell
95 Mick McHugh
94 Will Chatfield-Taylor
93 Robert Penner
93 Trent Reed
89 David Mills
86 Nic Allen
86 Jeff Calhoun
83 Leon Hicks
83 Rodney Wright
82 Doris Burnett
81 John Mallery
81 Chuck Otte
80 Jaye Otte

Ness 221
166 Henry Armknecht
150 Pete Janzen
137 Scott Seltman
123 Jim Malcolm
123 Jeff Calhoun
113 Kevin Groeneweg
109 Matt Gearheart
100 Tom Ewert
91 Glenn Caspers
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
84 Trent Reed
79 Mike Rader
78 Robert Penner
78 Nick Varvel
77 Nic Allen

Norton 244
190 Henry Armknecht
188 Scott Seltman
159 Jim Malcolm
154 Kevin Groeneweg
153 Pete Janzen
134 Glenn Caspers
133 Mike Rader
133 Matt Gearheart
118 Brett Sandercock
117 Tom Ewert
114 Jonathan Vande Kopple
113 David Seibel
109 Sam Mannell
109 Terry Mannell
109 Nic Allen
106 Jeff Calhoun
97 Dan Larson
96 Doris Burnett
91 Nick Varvel
84 John Row
80 Atcha Nolan

Osage 318
280 Jim Malcolm
228 Matt Gearheart
206 Mick McHugh
199 Nic Allen
182 Robert Fisher (D)
181 Glenn Caspers
181 Dan Larson
177 Galen Pittman
165 Mark Land
156 Nick Varvel
154 Tyler Hicks
154 Kathy McDowell
151 Henry Armknecht
148 Carol Morgan
144 Pete Janzen
144 Malcolm Gold
143 Dan Gish
143 Marie Plinsky
129 Jennifer Hammett
128 Sue Newland
126 Debby McKee
123 Will Chatfield-Taylor
122 David Seibel
118 Kevin Groeneweg
116 Aaron Mitchell
114 Jenny Gearheart
109 Sam Mannell
109 Terry Mannell
108 Kathy Carroll
105 Doris Burnett
102 Scott Seltman
102 Jeff Hansen
100 Kelli Egbert
99 Rodney Wright
98 Trent Reed
96 Diane Persons
95 Chris Fagyal
93 Linda Vidosh Zempel
91 Tom Ewert
89 Phil Wedge
89 Mike Rader
89 Chuck Otte
89 Mike Hudson
89 Don Merz
87 Jon Strong
77 John Zempel
77 Corey Entriken
76 Jaye Otte

Osborne 235
219 Henry Armknecht
165 Charles Anderson
152 Mike Rader
118 Kevin Groeneweg
113 Jim Malcolm
112 Pete Janzen
101 Scott Seltman
100 Matt Gearheart
92 Jeff Calhoun
88 Sam Mannell
88 Terry Mannell
88 Glenn Caspers
86 Dan Larson
85 Tom Ewert
79 Robert Penner
78 Jonathan Vande Kopple

Ottawa 242
160 Henry Armknecht
142 Jim Malcolm
129 Chuck Otte
126 Pete Janzen
122 Kevin Groeneweg
116 Mike Rader
110 Matt Gearheart
107 Tom Ewert
102 Jeff Calhoun
101 Scott Seltman
100 Jaye Otte
92 Doris Burnett
84 Sam Mannell
84 Terry Mannell
82 Glenn Caspers
81 Dan Gish
79 Nic Allen
75 Dan Larson

Pawnee 302
299 Scott Seltman
174 Barry Jones
161 Jeff Calhoun
159 Henry Armknecht
156 Pete Janzen
156 Mike Rader
153 Kevin Groeneweg
135 Mary Pat Haddican
130 Jim Malcolm
127 Jonathan Vande Kopple
126 Matt Gearheart
123 Mike Harding
114 Galen Pittman
105 Tom Ewert
100 Kathy Carroll
96 Sam Mannell
96 Terry Mannell
88 Nic Allen
88 Doris Burnett
88 Malcolm Gold
87 Robert Penner
79 Jennifer Hammett
78 Dan Larson
77 Chuck Otte
77 Glenn Caspers

Phillips 270
207 Mike Rader
185 Henry Armknecht
167 Jonathan Vande Kopple
161 Scott Seltman
156 Pete Janzen
156 Kevin Groeneweg
149 Shannon Rothchild
145 Matt Gearheart
135 Tom Ewert
126 Glenn Caspers
122 Jim Malcolm
111 Sam Mannell
111 Terry Mannell
106 Dan Larson
101 Nic Allen
99 Chuck Otte
99 John Row
99 Cheryl Miller
97 Doris Burnett
96 Mark Land
94 Nick Varvel
89 Jenny Gearheart
81 David Seibel
81 Jeff Calhoun
80 Robert Penner
77 Rick Tucker

Pottawatomie 332
275 Doris Burnett
274 Ted Cable
253 Brandon Magette
227 Lowell Johnson
222 Tom Schermerhorn
220 John Row
219 Sam Schermerhorn
207 Dan Mulhern
205 Mike Rader
202 Jim Malcolm
197 Gene Young
190 Carol Morgan
186 Henry Armknecht
167 Mike Hudson
161 Charles Anderson
157 Brett Sandercock
145 Chuck Otte
143 Galen Pittman
140 John Zempel
138 Matt Gearheart
141 Linda Vidosh Zempel
138 Sue Newland
138 Debby McKee
129 Sam Mannell
129 Terry Mannell
127 Don Merz
124 Kevin Groeneweg
123 Dan Larson
119 Glenn Caspers
118 Pete Janzen
113 Marie Plinsky
109 Kathy McDowell
108 T. J. Walker
104 Jaye Otte
104 Jeff Calhoun
102 Nathan Shipley
101 Nick Varvel
101 Nic Allen
95 Mick McHugh
94 Judd Patterson
94 Robert Penner
84 Tom Parker
83 Scott Seltman
83 Will Chatfield-Taylor
82 Jennifer Hammett
79 Rodney Wright

Pratt 302
254 Mike Rader
173 Scott Seltman
159 Pete Janzen
153 Kevin Groeneweg
147 Henry Armknecht
143 Jeff Calhoun
140 Linda Loomis
134 Mary Pat Haddican
131 Matt Gearheart
118 Tom Ewert
111 Jim Malcolm
106 Aaron Mitchell
101 Galen Pittman
99 Gregg Friesen
95 Robert Penner
94 Mark Land
91 Chuck Otte
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
90 Glenn Caspers
90 Dan Larson
88 Jaye Otte
84 Bill Beard (D)
83 Nancy Beard (D)
81 Kathy McDowell
78 Chet Gresham

Rawlins 217
158 Henry Armknecht
144 Matt Gearheart
128 Pete Janzen
124 Jim Malcolm
119 Kevin Groeneweg
112 Mark Land
95 Dan Larson
88 Sam Mannell
88 Terry Mannell
81 Jon Strong
81 Glenn Caspers
80 Tom Ewert
75 Jeff Calhoun

Reno 340
264 Andrew Miller
259 Pete Janzen
258 Joseph Miller
231 Kevin Groeneweg
219 Tom Ewert
204 Harry Gregory
185 Mike Rader
181 Chet Gresham
178 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
170 Bill Beard (D)
170 Nancy Beard (D)
164 Jeff Calhoun
163 Matt Gearheart
161 Cheryl Miller
161 Henry Armknecht
160 Carolyn Schwab
156 Tyler Hicks
155 Jim Malcolm
154 Doris Burnett
150 Scott Seltman
142 James Barnes
140 Jeff McIntyre
137 Gregg Friesen
137 Rod Wedel
120 Mary Pat Haddican
117 Ethan Maynard
113 Galen Pittman
108 Chuck Otte
107 Leon Hicks
103 Nic Allen
101 Nick Varvel
97 Glenn Caspers
97 Sam Mannell
97 Terry Mannell
90 Trent Reed
89 Kathy Carroll
88 Tristan Weinbrenner
88 Ben Rogers
88 Rodney Wright
88 Mark Land
87 Malcolm Gold
82 Marie Plinsky
81 Kathy McDowell
80 David Seibel
79 Robert Penner
78 Carol Morgan
77 Dan Larson

Republic 224
144 Jim Malcolm
140 Henry Armknecht
114 Matt Gearheart
109 Chuck Otte
107 Doris Burnett
105 Kevin Groeneweg
103 Pete Janzen
103 Mike Rader
97 Gregg Friesen
90 Jeff Calhoun
87 Sam Mannell
87 Terry Mannell
85 Nic Allen
82 Dan Larson
81 Scott Seltman
80 Tom Ewert
78 Phil Wedge
77 Glenn Caspers
75 Eulalia Lewis (D)
75 Eugene Lewis

Rice 253
187 Levi Beaver
152 Pete Janzen
151 Mike Rader
151 Jim Malcolm
150 Kevin Groeneweg
143 Henry Armknecht
116 Scott Seltman
116 Matt Gearheart
111 Galen Pittman
109 Doris Burnett
108 Nick Varvel
104 Jeff Calhoun
104 Tom Ewert
96 Robert Kruger
94 Gregg Friesen
92 Robert Penner
92 Glenn Caspers
90 Kathy McDowell
87 Mary Pat Haddican
83 Chuck Otte
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
79 Jaye Otte
77 Dan Larson
77 Carol Morgan
75 Marie Plinsky
75 Carolyn Schwab

Riley 360
295 Lowell Johnson
288 Ted Cable
283 Doris Burnett
268 Brett Sandercock
266 Dave Rintoul
260 John Row
238 Jeff Keating
229 Mike Rader
228 Dan Mulhern
204 Tom Schermerhorn
194 Nathan Shipley
192 Chuck Otte
182 Sam Schermerhorn
181 Henry Armknecht
178 Jim Malcolm
177 Jaye Otte
171 Mike Hudson
161 Tom Parker
159 Charles Anderson
158 Judd Patterson
149 Matt Gearheart
137 Dan Larson
134 Carol Morgan
130 Pete Janzen
124 Galen Pittman
121 Jane Withee Hebert
120 T. J. Walker
111 Nic Allen
110 Kevin Groeneweg
110 Linda Vidosh Zempel
108 Glenn Caspers
106 Jeff Calhoun
105 Dan Gish
105 Sam Mannell
105 Terry Mannell
104 John Zempel
103 Scott Seltman
100 Nick Varvel
99 Calvin Wohler
91 Tyler Hicks
91 Mick McHugh
91 Jennifer Hammett
90 Trent Reed
89 Debby McKee
87 Glenn Walbek
86 Brandon Magette
85 Malcolm Gold
84 Sue Newland
81 Steve Roels
81 Marie Plinsky
80 Dan Thalmann
80 Tom Ewert
77 Kathy McDowell

Rooks 284
246 Jonathan Vande Kopple
206 Henry Armknecht
167 Scott Seltman
162 Mike Rader
152 Pete Janzen
147 Kevin Groeneweg
140 Matt Gearheart
135 Tom Ewert
133 Nick Varvel
119 Sam Mannell
119 Terry Mannell
118 Nic Allen
116 Jim Malcolm
113 Jeff Calhoun
111 Jenny Gearheart
88 Robert Penner
86 Dan Larson
85 David Seibel
83 Doris Burnett
77 Glenn Caspers

Rush 270
253 Scott Seltman
169 Henry Armknecht
161 Mike Rader
131 Jim Malcolm
129 Pete Janzen
122 Kevin Groeneweg
112 Matt Gearheart
108 Robert Penner
104 Jeff Calhoun
102 Barry Jones
101 Nick Varvel
101 Tom Ewert
85 Sam Mannell
85 Terry Mannell
81 Gregg Friesen
81 Glenn Caspers
81 Doris Burnett

Russell 335
303 Mike Rader
206 Henry Armknecht
162 Scott Seltman
161 Matt Gearheart
160 Kevin Groeneweg
158 Sam Mannell
158 Terry Mannell
151 Jim Malcolm
140 Pete Janzen
133 Jeff Calhoun
129 Tom Ewert
121 Nic Allen
114 Nick Varvel
114 Chuck Otte
111 Doris Burnett
108 Robert Kruger
105 Jennifer Hammett
104 Robert Penner
102 Malcolm Gold
100 Gregg Friesen
95 Will Chatfield-Taylor
94 Glenn Caspers
92 Carol Morgan
92 Dan Larson
91 Carolyn Schwab
89 Andrew Burnett
88 Rob Graham
87 Trent Reed
85 Marie Plinsky
84 Mark Land
82 John Row
80 Jon Strong
76 Sue Newland

Saline 275
171 Mike Rader
155 Bill Trelc Jr.
151 Henry Armknecht
148 Doris Burnett
142 Jim Malcolm
141 Kat Farres
140 Dennis Farres
134 Pete Janzen
130 Judd Patterson
128 Chuck Otte
127 Kevin Groeneweg
123 Matt Gearheart
122 Tom Ewert
113 Scott Seltman
109 Galen Pittman
107 Jeff Calhoun
105 David Weible
103 Jaye Otte
99 Dan Larson
95 Sam Mannell
95 Terry Mannell
95 Robert Kruger
90 Glenn Caspers
82 Robert Penner
81 Kathy McDowell
81 Marie Plinsky
77 Gregg Friesen
75 Nick Varvel

Scott 296
227 Scott Seltman
185 Henry Armknecht
164 Jeff Calhoun
164 Mike Rader
163 Pete Janzen
151 Kevin Groeneweg
151 Matt Gearheart
140 Jim Malcolm
137 Mike Hudson
130 Nick Varvel
129 Tom Ewert
113 Trent Reed
112 Gregg Friesen
110 Doris Burnett
108 Barry Jones
107 Malcolm Gold
104 Sam Mannell
104 Terry Mannell
95 Glenn Caspers
95 Galen Pittman
94 Rodney Wright
91 Carolyn Schwab
89 Sam Schermerhorn
89 Tom Schermerhorn
80 Dan Larson
78 Chuck Otte
78 Jaye Otte
76 Kathy Carroll
76 Robert Penner

Sedgwick 382
347 Pete Janzen
307 John Northrup
292 Kevin Groeneweg
284 Chet Gresham
269 Bill Beard (D)
268 Jeff Calhoun
264 Nancy Beard (D)
259 James Barnes
254 Tyler Hicks
250 Tom Ewert
235 Gene Young
230 Leon Hicks
227 Jay Newton
222 Cheryl Miller
206 Carolyn Schwab
181 Ben Rogers
178 Charles Anderson
178 Henry Armknecht
168 Rod Wedel
167 Harry Gregory
159 Matt Gearheart
155 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
149 Jim Malcolm
148 Jim Wilson
140 Scott Seltman
138 Doris Burnett
136 Gregg Friesen
133 Chuck Otte
130 Bill Trelc Jr.
129 Ethan Maynard
123 Sam Mannell
123 Terry Mannell
122 Nic Allen
117 Mark Land
116 Tony Schaar
116 Mike Rader
114 Dallas Hewett
112 Andrew Miller
111 Dan Larson
108 Jaye Otte
108 Glenn Caspers
107 Nick Varvel
106 Galen Pittman
89 David Seibel
85 Andrew Burnett
83 Suntesha Wustrack
78 Malcolm Gold
77 Robert Penner
77 Aaron Kim-Luellen
75 Kathy McDowell

Seward 296
237 Mike Rader
184 Lisa Edwards
184 Jeff Calhoun
160 Henry Armknecht
156 Mick McHugh
156 Kevin Groeneweg
155 Galen Pittman
150 Scott Seltman
121 Jim Malcolm
114 Tom Ewert
111 Pete Janzen
109 Kellye Hart
103 Chet Gresham
102 Nick Varvel
98 Tyler Hicks
98 Matt Gearheart
96 Gregg Friesen
93 Glenn Caspers
89 Trent Reed
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
81 David Seibel
81 Jonathan Vande Kopple
79 Rodney Wright
79 Malcolm Gold
77 Robert Penner
76 Dan Larson

Shawnee 333
291 Jim Malcolm
256 Dan Larson
251 Carol Morgan
247 Dan Gish
244 Glenn Caspers
234 Debby McKee
230 Jeff Hansen
230 Don Merz
226 Linda Vidosh Zempel
222 Marie Plinsky
222 Sue Newland
212 John Zempel
200 Kathy McDowell
191 Sam Mannell
191 Terry Mannell
183 Kelli Egbert
176 Galen Pittman
165 Matt Gearheart
165 Randy Kennedy
160 Henry Armknecht
148 Carolyn Schwab
148 Brandon Magette
146 Kevin Groeneweg
134 Mike Harding
128 Pete Janzen
125 Mick McHugh
123 David Seibel
120 John Row
116 Chuck Otte
116 Michelle Folster
114 Bill Trelc Jr.
114 Mike Rader
110 Nick Varvel
103 Will Chatfield-Taylor
96 Malcolm Gold
96 Kathy Carroll
94 Russ Mauzy
93 Jaye Otte
90 Doris Burnett
88 Mark Land
86 Robert Penner
84 Scott Seltman
81 Jon Strong
81 Tony Schaar
81 Mike Hudson
80 Gregg Friesen
80 Jennifer Hammett
79 Nic Allen

Sheridan 238
155 Henry Armknecht
110 Pete Janzen
108 Kevin Groeneweg
102 Jim Malcolm
101 Matt Gearheart
96 Scott Seltman
93 Mike Rader
93 Jeff Calhoun
85 Glenn Caspers
84 Jonathan Vande Kopple
81 Doris Burnett
80 Sam Mannell
80 Terry Mannell
75 Robert Penner

Sherman 285
264 John Palmquist
161 Henry Armknecht
154 Pete Janzen
143 Matt Gearheart
138 Kevin Groeneweg
121 Jim Malcolm
105 Scott Seltman
101 Mark Land
98 Mike Rader
85 Sam Mannell
85 Terry Mannell
84 Tony Schaar
83 Doris Burnett
81 Glenn Caspers
81 Jeff Calhoun
78 Robert Penner
76 Tom Ewert

Smith 213
186 Mike Rader
169 Henry Armknecht
127 Glenn Caspers
126 Shannon Rothchild
111 Kevin Groeneweg
110 Jim Malcolm
100 Pete Janzen
92 Dan Larson
90 Scott Seltman
80 Tom Ewert
77 Sam Mannell
77 Terry Mannell
77 Robert Penner
77 Matt Gearheart

Stafford 361
314 Mike Rader
295 Scott Seltman
292 Barry Jones
274 Gene Young
270 Robert Penner
248 Max Thompson
245 Tyler Hicks
244 Kevin Groeneweg
243 Pete Janzen
243 Mary Pat Haddican
241 Mick McHugh
241 Galen Pittman
240 Matt Gearheart
238 Jay Newton
234 Robert Fisher (D)
232 Lloyd Moore (D)
230 David Seibel
228 Jim Malcolm
225 Andrew Miller
221 Joseph Miller
220 Gregg Friesen
220 Kathy McDowell
220 Henry Armknecht
218 Marie Plinsky
216 Malcolm Gold
214 Craig Faanes
214 Chet Gresham
214 Harry Gregory
211 Bill Beard (D)
211 Carolyn Schwab
210 Nancy Beard (D)
210 Tom Ewert
209 Cheryl Miller
208 Leon Hicks
207 Nic Allen
207 Mark Land
206 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
206 Jeff Calhoun
204 Chuck Otte
204 Doris Burnett
202 John Northrup
200 Aaron Mitchell
197 Brett Sandercock
197 Will Chatfield-Taylor
196 Dan Mulhern
196 Glenn Caspers
194 Jennifer Hammett
192 Sam Mannell
192 Terry Mannell
188 Dan Larson
186 Phil Wedge
184 Dan Gish
184 Nick Varvel
179 Jaye Otte
178 Kathy Carroll
177 James Barnes
174 Trent Reed
172 Rob Graham
165 Andrew Burnett
160 Rod Wedel
159 Sue Newland
159 Linda Vidosh Zempel
157 John Mallery
155 Carol Morgan
154 Ben Rogers
152 Charles Anderson
151 Kelli Egbert
149 Diane Persons
143 Bill Trelc Jr.
142 Jonathan Vande Kopple
142 Don Merz
141 Rodney Wright
140 Edge Wade
140 Ethan Maynard
139 Sam Schermerhorn
139 Tom Schermerhorn
137 Debby McKee
136 Jimmy Woodard
130 Jeff McIntyre
126 Corey Entriken
125 John Zempel
122 Lowell Johnson
121 Lisa Edwards
119 Kyle Schumacher
116 Jim Wilson
114 John Row
110 Danny Akers
108 Steven McDaniel
108 Brandon Magette
105 Judd Patterson
105 Mike Harding
102 Nathan Shipley
100 Curtis Wolf
98 Walter Cochran
97 Greyson Yerby
96 Atcha Nolan
95 Chris Fagyal
93 Mike Hudson
90 David Mills
89 Dallas Hewett
88 Jon Strong

Stanton 232
151 Henry Armknecht
133 Jim Malcolm
125 Jeff Calhoun
122 Scott Seltman
114 Mike Rader
110 Pete Janzen
110 Kevin Groeneweg
84 Matt Gearheart
81 Tom Ewert
80 Sam Mannell
80 Terry Mannell
80 Robert Penner
76 Glenn Caspers

Stevens 236
152 Henry Armknecht
146 Mike Rader
146 Jim Malcolm
136 Kevin Groeneweg
135 Scott Seltman
127 Jeff Calhoun
122 Pete Janzen
106 Matt Gearheart
94 Tom Ewert
90 Nic Allen
84 Glenn Caspers
80 Sam Mannell
80 Terry Mannell
79 Robert Penner

Sumner 327
297 Max Thompson
295 Gene Young
238 Tyler Hicks
234 Kevin Groeneweg
227 Leon Hicks
207 David Seibel
207 Pete Janzen
199 Jeff Calhoun
181 Mike Rader
181 Carolyn Schwab
168 Henry Armknecht
167 Tom Ewert
150 Matt Gearheart
149 Jim Malcolm
145 Nancy Beard (D)
143 Bill Beard (D)
131 Chet Gresham
129 James Barnes
127 Scott Seltman
112 Sam Mannell
112 Terry Mannell
102 Glenn Caspers
98 Chuck Otte
97 Dan Larson
97 Doris Burnett
94 Galen Pittman
92 Nic Allen
87 Cheryl Miller
85 Mark Land
82 Jaye Otte
80 Sam Schermerhorn
80 Tom Schermerhorn
78 Kathy Carroll
78 Malcolm Gold
75 Andrew Burnett

Thomas 220
152 Henry Armknecht
123 Pete Janzen
111 William Piper
111 Kevin Groeneweg
110 Jim Malcolm
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
90 Matt Gearheart
79 Robert Penner
77 Glenn Caspers
76 Scott Seltman

Trego 264
206 Scott Seltman
188 Henry Armknecht
154 Mike Rader
137 Matt Gearheart
137 Kevin Groeneweg
130 Jim Malcolm
125 Nick Varvel
125 Jeff Calhoun
119 Pete Janzen
106 Lloyd Moore (D)
105 Sam Mannell
105 Terry Mannell
102 Tom Ewert
100 Gregg Friesen
99 Aaron Mitchell
83 Eulalia Lewis (D)
83 Eugene Lewis
83 Chuck Otte
78 Will Chatfield-Taylor
78 Glenn Caspers
78 Dan Larson

Wabaunsee 277
232 Jim Malcolm
169 Brandon Magette
167 Carol Morgan
153 Henry Armknecht
152 Matt Gearheart
151 Galen Pittman
143 Chuck Otte
142 Dan Larson
134 Tom Schermerhorn
133 Dan Gish
130 Sam Schermerhorn
130 John Row
126 Kevin Groeneweg
124 Doris Burnett
115 Nick Varvel
115 Pete Janzen
114 Glenn Caspers
111 John Zempel
110 Mike Hudson
110 Linda Vidosh Zempel
109 Kathy Bandyk
108 Malcolm Gold
103 Sam Mannell
103 Terry Mannell
101 Mick McHugh
101 Mike Rader
100 Sue Newland
99 Kathy McDowell
98 Jenny Gearheart
98 Jeff Hansen
96 Nic Allen
96 Debby McKee
95 Jaye Otte
91 Marie Plinsky
89 Jennifer Hammett
88 Rodney Wright
84 Robert Penner
82 Will Chatfield-Taylor
80 John Mallery
80 Walter Cochran
76 Kelli Egbert
75 Greyson Yerby
75 Phil Wedge
75 Kathy Carroll
75 Don Merz
75 Scott Seltman

Wallace 225
161 Henry Armknecht
125 Pete Janzen
124 Jim Malcolm
120 Kevin Groeneweg
105 Matt Gearheart
95 Scott Seltman
91 Jeff Calhoun
88 Sam Mannell
88 Terry Mannell
87 Tom Ewert
85 Glenn Caspers
78 Robert Penner

Washington 257
221 Dan Thalmann
208 Warren Buss
145 Henry Armknecht
143 Tom Parker
140 Matt Gearheart
124 Jim Malcolm
119 Pete Janzen
118 Kevin Groeneweg
114 Mike Rader
113 Doris Burnett
112 Mark Land
111 Chuck Otte
111 Scott Seltman
111 David Seibel
103 Jaye Otte
100 Dan Larson
97 Galen Pittman
93 Lisa Weeks
92 Sam Mannell
92 Terry Mannell
90 Calvin Wohler
88 Sue Calhoon
80 Glenn Caspers
80 Carolyn Schwab
79 Robert Penner
75 Jon Strong

Wichita 212
152 Pete Janzen
138 Kevin Groeneweg
136 Henry Armknecht
124 Scott Seltman
118 Jim Malcolm
117 Tom Ewert
110 Matt Gearheart
107 Sebastian Patti
102 Jeff Calhoun
98 Mike Rader
89 Sam Mannell
89 Terry Mannell
76 Glenn Caspers
75 Trent Reed

Wilson 244
191 Andrew Burnett
162 Pete Janzen
154 Kevin Groeneweg
154 Jim Malcolm
142 David Mills
139 Henry Armknecht
110 Galen Pittman
107 Tom Ewert
106 Ben Rogers
101 Matt Gearheart
94 Carolyn Schwab
94 Mike Rader
93 Glenn Caspers
92 Scott Seltman
92 Dan Larson
90 David Seibel
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
81 Chuck Otte
81 Rick Tucker
80 Nic Allen
80 Jaye Otte
78 Robert Penner
77 Chet Gresham
76 Tony Schaar
75 Will Chatfield-Taylor

Woodson 276
202 Andrew Burnett
193 Tyler Hicks
185 Jim Malcolm
174 Pete Janzen
165 Jim Wilson
159 Kevin Groeneweg
146 Henry Armknecht
140 Carolyn Schwab
137 Matt Gearheart
136 David Mills
133 Dan Larson
125 Gregg Friesen
123 Tom Ewert
122 Glenn Caspers
118 Leon Hicks
116 Galen Pittman
115 Rick Tucker
112 Chuck Otte
109 Scott Seltman
102 Mike Rader
102 John Mallery
101 Sam Mannell
101 Terry Mannell
100 David Seibel
100 Malcolm Gold
96 Jaye Otte
91 Chet Gresham
90 Nic Allen
90 Nick Varvel
85 Tony Schaar
81 Trent Reed
81 Jeff Calhoun
80 Robert Penner
78 Will Chatfield-Taylor
77 Mick McHugh
77 Doris Burnett

Wyandotte 303
238 Lloyd Moore (D)
218 Matt Gearheart
203 Dave Henness
196 Galen Pittman
192 Mick McHugh
189 David Seibel
167 Nick Varvel
160 Kathy Carroll
156 Malcolm Gold
155 Mike Hudson
155 Nic Allen
145 Mark Land
145 Jim Malcolm
140 Henry Armknecht
140 Diane Persons
132 Rodney Wright
132 Jennifer Hammett
123 Mike Rader
122 Kevin Groeneweg
117 Pete Janzen
117 Don Merz
115 Jim Walton
109 Will Chatfield-Taylor
107 Glenn Caspers
107 Sam Mannell
107 Terry Mannell
105 Dan Larson
102 Chuck Otte
101 John Mallery
96 Kathy McDowell
95 Corey Entriken
94 Trent Reed
90 Tom Ewert
89 Laura Gilchrist
89 Kelli Egbert
87 Michelle Folster
83 Sue Newland
82 Jenny Gearheart
80 Scott Seltman
76 Nathan Shipley


Birders with more than 4000 Total Ticks
17129 Henry Armknecht
16024 Jim Malcolm
15720 Pete Janzen
15387 Kevin Groeneweg
14784 Matt Gearheart
14130 Mike Rader
13180 Scott Seltman
10745 Glenn Caspers
10597 Tom Ewert
10554 Sam Mannell
10554 Terry Mannell
10338 Jeff Calhoun
9551 Dan Larson
9324 Galen Pittman
7966 Nic Allen
7676 Chuck Otte
7481 Doris Burnett
6699 Robert Penner
6367 Nick Varvel
5781 Carolyn Schwab
5500 Gregg Friesen
5249 Mick McHugh
5220 David Seibel
5024 Will Chatfield-Taylor
4719 Mark Land
4683 Jaye Otte
4282 Malcolm Gold
4238 Trent Reed
4177 Kathy McDowell
4165 Marie Plinsky
4076 Tyler Hicks

Top Ten Counties-Total Ticks
18032 Stafford
14938 Barton
14380 Douglas
12900 Morton
12008 Johnson
10214 Linn
8250 Sedgwick
7686 Riley
7681 Jefferson
7163 Geary

Kansas Lifetime List
438 Scott Seltman
437 Sebastian Patti
436 Ted Cable
436 Mike Rader
433 Galen Pittman
431 Mark Corder
429 Mick McHugh
429 Pete Janzen
425 JoAnn Garrett (D)
419 Don Vannoy (D)
417 Chris Hobbs
416 Matt Gearheart
410 Max Thompson
408 Kevin Groeneweg
407 Lloyd Moore (D)
407 David Seibel
406 Robert Penner
404 Dave Williams
401 Jim Malcolm
397 Dan Kilby
390 Mark Land
390 Doris Burnett
388 Henry Armknecht
383 Robert Fisher (D)
380 Chet Gresham
380 Carolyn Schwab
378 John Schukman
376 Chuck Otte
376 Will Chatfield-Taylor
375 Dan Gish
373 Steven Crawford
373 Jeff Calhoun
370 Nic Allen
369 Tyler Hicks
369 Dan Larson
362 Jaye Otte
362 Phil Wedge
361 Tom Ewert
359 Gene Young
356 Gregg Friesen
355 Dave Rintoul
355 Andrew Burnett
354 Richard Rucker (D)
352 Roger Boyd
351 Aaron Mitchell
351 Sam Mannell
351 Terry Mannell
350 Richard Parker
350 Malcolm Gold
347 Dave Bryan
347 Glenn Caspers
346 Leon Hicks
346 John Northrup
346 Nick Varvel
345 Brandon Percival
344 Craig Faanes
343 Bill Beard (D)
343 Kathy Carroll
339 Art Swalwell
339 Nancy Beard (D)
338 Dan Mulhern
338 Sue Newland
335 Trent Reed
335 Jennifer Hammett
332 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
331 Lowell Johnson
330 Rod Wedel
329 Linda Vidosh Zempel
328 Charles Anderson
327 Rodney Wright
323 Carol Morgan
322 Alan Godwin
322 Kathy McDowell
320 Chris Wood
319 Mel Cooksey
319 Harry Gregory
317 Jay Newton
317 Ralph Wiley
316 Allen Jahn
316 Marie Plinsky
314 John Zempel
313 Paul Lehman
313 John Row
313 Al Schirmacher
312 John Mallery
311 Lisa Edwards
311 John Rakestraw
311 Brandon Magette
310 James Barnes
310 Brett Sandercock
310 Diane Persons
308 Corey Entriken
308 Don Merz
307 Elizabeth Cole (D)
307 Kelli Egbert
306 Kenn Kaufman
305 Nathan Shipley
305 Debby McKee
304 Mike Hudson
303 Nanette Johnson
301 Ralph Pike
301 Andrew Mil
 

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Date: 4/7/18 3:41 pm
From: Doris Burnett <dburnett7750...>
Subject: Eagle nest
I'm not sure who is monitoring eagle nest in the state, I would like them
to contact me off the listserve. <dburnett7750...>

Doris Burnett
Pottawatomie co.
Manhattan

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Date: 4/7/18 1:59 pm
From: Max Thompson <maxt...>
Subject: Lesser Goldfinch
After banding 1000s of Am. Goldfinches in my yard, I finally had a Lesser
Goldfinch come to the feeders this p.m. Siskins still are eating lb of
chips a day.

Max





Max C. Thompson

1729 E. 11th Ave.

Winfield, KS




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Date: 4/6/18 1:44 pm
From: ok_forbs <ok_forbs...>
Subject: FOS Birds
A Great Egret was seen April 3, 2018, on the river at Wichita's Oak Park.

A singing House Wren was heard in Harper Co. about 3 miles north of Attica on April, 5, 2018.



"To sit by a creek and watch nature is the most perfect day."
~Jane Austen


Eddie Stegall
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Wichita, Ks.

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Date: 4/6/18 11:57 am
From: Delisle, Jennifer <jdelisle...>
Subject: Program in Lawrence: Plants for Birds
Lawrence Public Library program, Wednesday, Apr 11, 7-8 pm
Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St., Lawrence,KS
Birding Basics: Plants for Birds. Get tips and tricks from Lynn Byczynski, Jennifer Delisle and the Jayhawk Audubon Society on attracting more birds to your yard using native plants.

Jennifer Delisle
Jayhawk Audubon Society
Lawrence



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Date: 4/6/18 5:10 am
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...>
Subject: Yellow-rumped warblers fighting for suet
On Apr 1 2018, there were 4 yellow-rumped warblers coming to eat homemade
suet that I had sprinkled below a suet log feeder on the ground in my
Topeka KS yard. They really like this homemade suet that is made from
animal fat, peanut butter, quick oats, homemade cornmeal, and white flour.
There were at least 3 male warblers which are getting their breeding
colors. The duller bird is a female. It’s such a treat to have so many
yellow-rumped warblers coming to the bird feeders.

I stood by the back door and this is the video I captured.

https://youtu.be/NN8VNFoAWhU

Jeff Hansen https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS
http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/ https://kansasgarden.blogspot.com

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Date: 4/5/18 11:08 pm
From: Gary Haden <gchaden...>
Subject: Morris County LeConte's Sparrow
I did some incidental birding while working on our nature trail along Clark's Creek and while cutting hedge in our pasture. While walking on the nature trail I found at least five Great Blue Herons working on nests in our heronry. The seven nests that were visible over the winter have diminished to five, which the losses apparently attributable to high winds and the fact that some of the nests appeared to be incomplete and were in rather precarious spots on the sycamore than overhangs the creek. It appears four nests are currently viable and are being bulked up for the breeding system. Beneath the sycamore was a mixed flock of eight Blue-Winged Teal and four Wood Ducks. Other birds heard or seen along Clarks Creek were Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, Downey and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and Crows.

While working in the pasture I flushed a single Prairie Chicken (nesting?) and spotted a small sparrow. I thought it was probably an early Grasshopper Sparrow, but when I pulled my truck alongside the coral berry that it have dove into I was surprised to see that it was a LeConte's Sparrow. Other birds seen on or near our farm west of Latimer included three Killdeer, a Bluebird, a pair of Red-tailed Hawks and half dozen Horned Larks. The pond yielded a pair of ducks, which flew before I could get a good look at them. I think they were Pintails. - Gary Haden, Manhattan

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Date: 4/5/18 7:20 pm
From: DON KAZMAIER <dlknktk...>
Subject: Re: Migrants in Harvey county
Me too !! I worry about the Martins every year at this time. I think we are around 6 or 7 as of tonite. I went carving, so wasn't able to watch them "go to bed" !! Nothing new here, although, we have a pair of Northern Cardinals building a nest by our bedroom window the is covered by Virginia Creeper. Hope they make it this year ! Donnie K.
> On April 5, 2018 at 10:04 AM Carolyn Schwab <caschwab3591...> wrote:
>
>
> I love seeing spring migrants! I'm up to 5 Purple Martins, and my first
> Barn Swallow here in Harvey county today. I am very worried for them in
> view of the forecasts. I wish I could figure out how to train my Martin's
> to catch bugs thrown by me.
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Date: 4/5/18 6:47 pm
From: Aaron Batterbee <abatterbee25...>
Subject: KCPL Wetlands
KCPL Wetlands are starting to take shape with lower water levels. Today
there were greater yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipes, American Pipits, and a long
billed dowitcher on the north and east sides of the pond with the lookout
blind. Johnson County 5/5/18

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Aaron Batterbee

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Date: 4/5/18 5:01 pm
From: Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...>
Subject: Lake Wabaunsee WW Scoter continues
With the White-winged Scoter continuing to be seen at Lake Wabaunsee, I couldn't take it anymore (having missed it weeks ago) and ran up there today. It is still there. Dan LaShelle rolled up and informed me of a Dunlin and Rusty Blackbirds along the shore at the upper end. There were several snipe, both yellowlegs and Baird's Sandpipers there also. If conditions hold, shorebirds should be good there in coming weeks.

Kevin GroenewegWichita

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Date: 4/5/18 12:50 pm
From: Chuck Otte <cotte...>
Subject: Thursday Birds around Geary County
I'm very fortunate to have a job that allows me to get out and around the
county. I was in the southwest corner of Geary County this morning
checking alfalfa and wheat fields for a farmer. I decided to take a ten
minute break on my way back to town and check out the south end of Geary
State Fishing Lake. Where the small creek enters the lake on the south
held both Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal and Northern Shovelers. The
extensive mud flats caused by low rainfall and no runoff held a great
selection of birds. Wilson's Snipe, Least Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper,
Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs (love it when they are
side by side - makes it very easy), Killdeer, American Pipits and a couple
of late Rusty Blackbirds were all actively feeding on the mud flats.

I headed on to my next appointment on the Geary/Dickinson County line west
of Junction City. A huge plume of smoke near the lake caught my attention
for a later visit. As I finished up at the appointment and was backing out
of the driveway, a lone Purple Martin floated in to the homeowners martin
house for my first of spring sighting. Jaye had texted me a little earlier
that she had martins at the house we maintain near where she works at US77
and Ash Street in Junction City.

Curious as to where the burn was I ventured north on Milford Lake Road
(Geary County) and found the still smoldering CRP field a mile north of
K-18. There were easily over a dozen hawks already in the area - some
soaring quite high. Most were standard issue Red-tailed Hawks but there
was also one Harlan's Red-tailed as well as a couple of my first of year
Swainson's Hawks.

Numerous first of year sightings from incidental birding!

Chuck

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County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28 785-238-4161
Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028 FAX 785-238-7166
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Date: 4/5/18 9:23 am
From: terry mannell <terryman0405...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeak Continues
The Grosbeak was seen both yesterday and this morning. The bird seems to
be present mostly around 10:00 to noon but has been seen earlier. Best
viewing is from the house. If we are not here go around the north side of
the house and you will see 2 blue flags in the backyard. If you bring a
chair you should be able to see the suspended platform feeder. The bird
spends most of the time in the tree branches just east or southeast of the
feeder. Anyone interested is welcome. Contact me and I will give you
directions.

Terry Mannell
Topeka (Jefferson Co.)

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Date: 4/5/18 8:03 am
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson WW Crossbill
All,


Update on the crossbill - Ellen saw it at te feeders at 7:30am today, so it is still around.


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 4/5/18 7:56 am
From: Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...>
Subject: Re: Migrants in Harvey county
"Chumming for Martins" might be a good article for The Horned Lark!

Chris Hobbs
Lenexa
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On Apr 5, 2018 9:05 AM, "Carolyn Schwab" <caschwab3591...> wrote:

I love seeing spring migrants! I'm up to 5 Purple Martins, and my first
Barn Swallow here in Harvey county today. I am very worried for them in
view of the forecasts. I wish I could figure out how to train my Martin's
to catch bugs thrown by me.

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Date: 4/5/18 7:05 am
From: Carolyn Schwab <caschwab3591...>
Subject: Migrants in Harvey county
I love seeing spring migrants! I'm up to 5 Purple Martins, and my first
Barn Swallow here in Harvey county today. I am very worried for them in
view of the forecasts. I wish I could figure out how to train my Martin's
to catch bugs thrown by me.

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Date: 4/5/18 2:49 am
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999...>
Subject: Wichita Osprey
I spotted an Osprey hovering over the Ark river adjacent to Herman
Hill park in Wichita in the afternoon of April 4.

Steve Seibel

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Date: 4/4/18 7:11 pm
From: Rick Tucker <rickt...>
Subject: Crawford County birds
Tuesday afternoon I birdied for two hours south of Girard in Crawford County. Sunny, 43F and a howling north wind. Great conditions.
I saw a very disgruntled brown thrasher in a tangle of grape vines along a creek, Blue-winged Teal on many ponds and streams and 22 other normal birds. See list one bird. 3 new County birds
Rick Tucker
Parsons, Kansas
Labette county

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Date: 4/4/18 6:58 pm
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002...>
Subject: Re: Wichita Crossbills
WOW!! What a THRILL!!
Coleen Brown and Carla Trecek
Manhattan



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From: Tom Ewert <ewert.tom...>
Date: 4/4/18 6:39 PM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: Wichita Crossbills

Folks,
I had my first Sedgwick Co crossbills this afternoon at my own feeders. For
the last week or more I've had 20-30 goldfinch and siskins hitting a couple
niger feeders so was hoping they could call in the crossbills. So today
there were at least 4 male and 3 female crossbills that arrived at the
sunflower feeder. I got some video with sound if anybody is interested but
mostly I just heard jip jip with a few other chatters.
Good birding,
Tom Ewert
Wichita

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Date: 4/4/18 6:49 pm
From: Jeff Keating <jffkeats...>
Subject: Milford State Park
Ventured out to Milford Lake after work. I saw at least 3 and possibly 5
common loons. Bonaparte's gulls, horned grebes, and an osprey were FOS for
me. Bald eagle, American coot, Ruddy duck and ring-billed gulls also were
seen for a very enjoyable evening.

Jeff Keating
Geary County

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Date: 4/4/18 4:39 pm
From: Tom Ewert <ewert.tom...>
Subject: Wichita Crossbills
Folks,
I had my first Sedgwick Co crossbills this afternoon at my own feeders. For
the last week or more I've had 20-30 goldfinch and siskins hitting a couple
niger feeders so was hoping they could call in the crossbills. So today
there were at least 4 male and 3 female crossbills that arrived at the
sunflower feeder. I got some video with sound if anybody is interested but
mostly I just heard jip jip with a few other chatters.
Good birding,
Tom Ewert
Wichita

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Date: 4/4/18 8:21 am
From: Kathy McDowell <sialias...>
Subject: Glen Elder Snowy Owl
Carolyn Schwab, Marie Plinsky, and I saw a snowy owl along the shore in the Osage area of Glen Elder Reservoir. It was east of the swim beach, initially on a small pile of rocks on the shore edge of grassy picnic area. It then flew west out onto the rock berm and eventually back to the swim beach area where it remained on the shore out of sight. Photos available.

Kathy McDowell
Lawrence, Kansas
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Date: 4/4/18 6:17 am
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson White-winged Crossbill
Hi all,


Ellen Rader sent a note to me this morning that the male White-winged Crossbill that has been at our house in Wilson (Ellsworth Co.) for a week and a half was still present today at around 7:30 am when she was filling feeders.


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 4/4/18 3:56 am
From: Shannon Rayl <shannon.rayl...>
Subject: Sprinting Sparrow
The Lincoln sparrow foraging under my Salina yard feeders yesterday was a “sprinter.” It alternated between picking out seed from the gravel in my courtyard to racing for the cover of vegetation. I have never seen any bird in my yard move faster on the ground.

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Date: 4/3/18 3:11 pm
From: John Row <johmarrow...>
Subject: Re: Lincoln's Sparrow Feederwatch
I too had a Lincoln's foraging below my feeders the evening of the 1st and it has been a regular since. It is nice to be able to get such great looks. I believe this is only the second occurrence of this species for the yard.


John Row

Manhattan, KS


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Date: 4/3/18 11:13 am
From: terry mannell <terryman0405...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeak
The Grosbeak was seen several times this morning. It spent more time in
the trees than in the past. If anyone is interested in seeing the bird
just let me know.

Terry Mannell
Topeka (Jefferson Co.)

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Date: 4/3/18 6:18 am
From: Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...>
Subject: Morton County
I was on my way to work and decided to take a break at the Big Railroad Bridge Rest Area near Liberal. I heard some calls I was not familiar with. They turned out to be Bewick's Wrens. Yesterday I saw another Bewick's at the Boy Scout Area at the Grasslands. Birds of Kansas says this bird is a common migrant, but I see few in Marion County. In fact, I can only remember seeing 1 in my life in Marion County, ironically the same day that I saw my only Whooping Cranes in the county. Bewick's Wrens are hard to figure out (at least for me).
There were a good mix of waterfowl and high numbers at the Elkhart lagoons. The amount of birds was the highest numbers that I have ever seen in Elkhart. The best bird was a Cinnamon Teal. The other teal species were also present.
The shelterbelt had a couple of Ruby Crowned Kinglets. The one bird was really flashing his crown, it looked radiant in the sun. There are still lots of Pine Siskins in town.
Kansas weather is hard to figure out, but yesterday was stunning in Elkhart. Not much wind and sunny. I think it was 75 when I left. It was t-shirt weather. I turned the air-conditioning on when I left because it was hot in the truck! It is for sure not the same today.
I stopped at the Cottonwood Picnic Area and there is still a lone Steller's Jay there.
I am always amazed at the huge numbers of White Crowned Sparrows in Morton County. There must be 100's of thousands, if not more in the County. They are by far the most numerous bird in the county right now, out numbering all other species combined. I hope everyone is doing well on this cold windy day. Jim Nickel Marion County Kansas

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Date: 4/3/18 5:56 am
From: DON KAZMAIER <dlknktk...>
Subject: Say's Phoebe
Had two Say's Phoebes Easter day at my brother-in laws place. Good to see them return !! Donnie K. in Larned

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Date: 4/2/18 7:51 pm
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...>
Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow Feederwatch
All,
I've had a couple a Lincoln's sparrows in my yard since last week. Didn't
think it was that unusual until I submitted to Project Feederwatch. First
one in over 20 years.

Here is a video of one: https://youtu.be/yqlJENHyEnk

On Apr 1 2018 I found two Lincoln’s sparrows in my Topeka KS backyard. We
did have a winter storm that dropped sleet. Lincoln’s sparrows can be
distinguished from other sparrows by their small size, finely streaked buff
colored breast, buff malar (mustache), and gray supercilium (eyebrow). They
are very skittish sparrows that like to remain under cover. Watch at the
end of the video as the sparrow dashes off. This is early for this sparrow
in my yard. I’ve been doing Project Feeder Watch for over 20 years and this
is the first time I’ve ever had Lincoln’s sparrows to report. It was
flagged as rare for feeder watch so I submitted a photo as proof.



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Date: 4/2/18 6:52 pm
From: Mark Land <markeland...>
Subject: Eastern Phoebe bonanza
I did my daily lunch run to Shawnee Mission Park today. As I got to the marina I noticed a good size flock of gulls on the dock. I grabbed my camera and walked slowly toward them. I noticed several swallows over the lake and something flying out over the water and returning to the dock. As I got closer I noticed an Eastern Phoebe on the boat dock. It would fly out low over the water, hovering and then fly back. I soon saw another. And then another. Wow three right here. After taking several gull photos I was very cold and shivering. As I headed back to the warm car I noticed more phoebes doing the same thing. I was now up to six very active phoebes. As I drove the north shore line I saw more phoebes, three Horned Grebes, a Franklin’s Gull with light pink underparts, and the flock of Ruddy Ducks. It was evident the phoebes were hunting unseen food over the water just like what the swallows were doing. As I headed over the dam about every twenty feet or so were a pair of phoebes making little flights off the rocks. Twenty one total, all right against the shoreline, is the most I have ever seen in such a short length of time. As Matt said “Hope they find enough bugs”.

Mark Land
Overland Park, Ks

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Date: 4/2/18 6:23 pm
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...>
Subject: DC Cormorants near peak
In Wichita (Sedgwick County) the first week of April often marks the peak of cormorant migration. There are impressive numbers of them in town today. I was in the office all stinking day but on the way home I noted over 1000 of them on the island in the lake south of the K-42 exit. The ground and trees were black! There were many flying flocks of 10-50 cormorants all along my 12 mile I-235 commute. I should have checked Twin Lakes. If you checked all of the local sandpits I’m guessing the total would be well into five figures. About 20 Egrets at Fisherman’s Park along the highway. I’ve been keeping an eye on several RT Hawk and GH Owl nests along major highways in the area this past couple of months also.
Pete Janzen
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Date: 4/2/18 5:59 pm
From: Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...>
Subject: Morton County
On the way out west I stopped at the Big Railroad Bridge Rest Stop by Liberal. I heard some calls that did not sound familiar. As it turned out it was a pair of Bewick's Wrens. Today I stopped at the Boy Scout Area at the grasslands and saw another Bewick's Wren. Some years I do not see 3 the whole year. I have only seen them in Marion County once, and that was the same day I saw Whooping Cranes in Marion county, several years ago. Bewick's Wrens are hard to figure out.
The lagoons at Elkhart had a lot of waterfowl today. There were hundreds of Shovelers. There were a lot of other duck species. I saw 3 species of teal, including a beautiful cinnamon teal.
The shelter belt did not have much, but it was good to see 2 Ruby Crowned Kinglets. The one was really flashing his glowing crown. There are still loads of Pine Siskins in town.
The Cottonwood Picnic Area held a lone Steller's Jay.
There are so many White Crowned Sparrows in Morton County. The numbers are really impressive. There must be 100's of thousands, if not more. I think I may have seen a hand full in Marion County this winter, and most of those were juvenile. I hope everyone is doing well. Jim Nickel, Peabody KS

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Date: 4/2/18 5:53 pm
From: Johnson, D. Richard <drj...>
Subject: Re: cedarwaxwings
William, please indicate where you are feeding and observing this wealth of Waxwings and H. sparrows?

I am anxiously awaiting their northward advance.

Richard
Sioux Falls, SD

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> last week there was about 75 waxwings in two of our Bradford pear trees. they forged mostly on the ground. I have hanging feeders and some platform feeders and I also ground feed. Yesterday I had over 30 Harris sparrows feeding on the ground. there were a few white crowned mixed in and one meadowlark. the meadow larks have been singing recently'
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Date: 4/2/18 2:36 pm
From: William <suttonwill...>
Subject: cedarwaxwings
last week there was about 75 waxwings in two of our Bradford pear trees. they forged mostly on the ground. I have hanging feeders and some platform feeders and I also ground feed. Yesterday I had over 30 Harris sparrows feeding on the ground. there were a few white crowned mixed in and one meadowlark. the meadow larks have been singing recently'

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Date: 4/2/18 1:54 pm
From: ok_forbs <ok_forbs...>
Subject: Carolina Wren soft song
While participating in our monthly walk (3-20-2018) at the Wichita Botanica, we heard a Carolina Wren singing. It was perched on a fence about 4 feet high and 30 or so feet away. It's song was so soft we could hardly hear it. As it sang, it did not appear to be opening its bill. When I checked John Terres book, "The Audubon Soc. Encyclopedia of North American Birds", it mentions whispered or muted songs of birds.

"We need the tonic of wildness"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1854

Eddie Stegall
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Wichita, Ks.

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Date: 4/2/18 12:10 pm
From: Rodney Wright <0000005b881bc9ec-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Vesper Sparrows
I found my FOY Vesper Sparrows today in Johnson County. 183rd and Clare Rd. and 207th and Moonlight Rd. . I'm not much of a fan of the cold weather and snow but seeing the combination of all 3 made it pleasant!
Rodney Wright
Gardner Ks

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Date: 4/2/18 10:34 am
From: Nic Allen <tendingthegarden...>
Subject: American Pipits Wyandotte County Lake
I Made a quick loop around Wyandotte County Lake today. I counted 47 American Pipits in all different plumages on the roads. There was an Eastern Towhee calling as well as an Osprey in the trees. The two Common Loons that have been hanging around were awesome calling to each other. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44183888

Nic Allen
Parkville, Missouri

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Date: 4/2/18 8:52 am
From: terry mannell <terryman0405...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeak
The Grosbeak was seen at 10:45 this morning. It may have been present
earlier but we were not here to watch.

Terry Mannell
Topeka (Jefferson Co.)

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Date: 4/2/18 7:33 am
From: Jeff Keating <jffkeats...>
Subject: Geary County Purple Martin
Leaving my house yesterday (April 1) after sleet had stopped, and there was
one male purple martin, very puffy, sitting on our martin house in Geary
County. Looking back at prior years, I have noted anywhere from March 22 to
April 7 for arrival dates. While not an early arrival by any means, I doubt
the bird is enjoying Kansas weather all that much as of yet. I also counted
a season high 5 Harris' sparrows at our feeders, and the first visit by a
blue jay.

Jeff Keating

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Date: 4/1/18 7:11 pm
From: terry mannell <terryman0405...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeak
The Grosbeak was seen 3 additional times today. The last time at 2:00. If
the bird is seen again tomorrow, I will send a post in case someone would
like to look for it.

Terry Mannell
Topeka (Jefferson Co.)

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Date: 4/1/18 4:21 pm
From: Dan <browndog06...>
Subject: Rare yard bird
And, no, I'm not talking about Clapton, Page or Beck. I saw a Song Sparrow foraging with the other ground dwellers beneath the feeder today. Since 1985 when I started keeping a record of the yard, that species has made very, very few appearances here.

It's an Easter miracle. Hope yours is wonderful as well.

Dan Mulhern
Manhattan


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Date: 4/1/18 3:46 pm
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...>
Subject: HV County FOS and others
First of season birds today included a group of 5 Purple Martins in North
Newton this afternoon and a very cold Blue Gray Gnatcatcher at the Sand
Prairie Natural History Preserve in Western HV County this morning.

I birded several spots around the count with expected birds seen. A number
of Wood Duck pairs were nice to see. Junco numbers are down with just one
lone individual seen. American Tree Sparrows have been absent for about
two weeks. Spring seems to be on Schedule.

Gregg Friesen

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Newton, KS

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Date: 4/1/18 2:52 pm
From: Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...>
Subject: County Listing Due April 7
Happy Easter everyone!
Please send me your county updates, as well as updates to your Kansas life and year list totals, by Saturday, April 7. To participate you must have seen or heard a minimum of 75 species to be "listable" in a county. Send your updates to <kgroeneweg...> Please send only updates to your list totals and not your entire list of county totals. Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,Kevin GroenewegWichita

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Date: 4/1/18 12:40 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson crossbill
All,


The male White-winged Crossbill has been coming to the feeders for most of the morning (last seen after noon). We have a lots of Am. Goldfinches, Pine Siskins and House Finches using the feeders and a Red Crossbill female was seen briefly around noon as well.


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 4/1/18 11:50 am
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder...>
Subject: Easter Fools Day
I have had more activity at the feeders today than any other day all
winter, and the presence of Chipping Sparrows along with Cardinal song made
for a strange combination with the snow.

Bright side of this weather is the two Florida granddaughters are here and
ticked their first snow...

Brandon Magette of St Marys, mobile at 785-844-0139

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Date: 4/1/18 11:14 am
From: Sacie Lambertson <sacie.lambertson...>
Subject: Lawrence
We've moved into the 'city', leaving behind our dozens of regular country
feeders, a watching pastime I deeply miss. The feeders we put up here
about a month ago finally had a single pair of Purple Finches this
morning. Now I am hoping they get the word out.

One of the disadvantages our house in Lawrence has, is the lack of bushes
immediately around our single feeder tree, a wonderful Hedge David cut from
the country and 'planted' outside my kitchen window here in town.

Sacie Lambertson
Lawrence Kansas

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Date: 4/1/18 11:08 am
From: William <suttonwill...>
Subject: suet log
I made my first suet log in 1980. I got a grinder and got fat from Dillon's I mixed cornmeal and peanut with it. Some of the fat had tissue in it that made grinding it difficult. On a trip to south Texas with WAS we stopped at the refuge west of Benson state park. The guy there made his suet the same way but said to use the cheapest lard and the cheapest peanut butter. Now I us a large can of lard five pounds of cornmeal two large cans off peanut butter and a quart of sunflower chips. this makes about three gallons. Bill Sutton Topeka

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Date: 4/1/18 9:41 am
From: Max Thompson <maxt...>
Subject: Siskins
Pine Siskins continue to eat like little pigs. I have gone through 75 lbs of
sunflower chips this winter. I had 56 at the feeders this morning.
Blackbirds have been coming in in hoards in the evening and cleaning up
everything on the ground.





Max C. Thompson

1729 E. 11th Ave.

Winfield, KS




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Date: 4/1/18 9:14 am
From: terry mannell <terryman0405...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeak
There is a lot of bird activity around the feeders this morning. At
9:40a.m. a female Evening Grosbeak made a brief appearance. We are less
than a mile from where the one was seen earlier in the month at the
Casper's. Maybe the same bird. Also a lone Pine Siskin in addition to the
usual suspects.

Terry Mannell
Topeka (Jefferson Co.)

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Date: 4/1/18 8:17 am
From: David Williams <davewilliams8...>
Subject: Birds in our Leavenworth County yard March 31
Our rural Leavenworth County location was active with birds for a period mid-day on Saturday, March 31 after having weeks with very little activity. This activity coincided with the wind shift that occurred mid-day.

I had both kinglet species, 2 Golden-crowned and 1 Ruby-crowned, and 2 Hermit Thrush, all of which were new to the yard for the year. I had not had Hermit Thrush all winter so I have to think that these are transients.

3 Fox Sparrows and Yellow-rumped Warblers were seen which have occurred here off and on through the last month. Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows are still present.

Overhead there were Turkey Vultures and 3 Red-shouldered Hawks in circling flight being harassed by a Red-tailed Hawk.

Among the regulars at the feeders we had 2 Purple Finches, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker and 2 Eastern Bluebirds who have learned to come to feed at the hanging suet feeder, first time for that in 13 years.

Resident species continuing include 4 Eastern Phoebe, 1 Chipping Sparrow and 3 Eastern Towhee.

Of interest from March 24 I flushed an American Woodcock from a small swampy area that we have.

It was a good day to do a lot of yard work.

Dave Williams
Leavenworth County, KS
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Date: 3/31/18 2:43 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson White-winged Crossbill update
All,


After keeping track of the feeders and spending quite a bit of time dealing with the Common Grackle hoard, I had about given up on seeing the White-winged Crossbill again. I happened to be looking out of the kitchen window at a bunch of finches, when it flew in and landed on the ground under the north feeders at 4:30 pm. (3/31/18). It was there long enough for Ellen, Heather and Andrea to see it, then flew up to the tree in Andrea's yard to the north. Anyhow, no pattern at all today, and the only detected visit later than we've seen it before. Visitors are still welcome to try, but please do not stand only a few feet from the feeders as it keeps most birds from coming at all. No everyone has figured that part out....


Thanks!


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 3/31/18 10:47 am
From: terry mannell <terryman0405...>
Subject: Chipping Sparrow
Sam and I heard our first Chipping Sparrow of the spring today in the
neighborhood.

Terry Mannell
Topeka (Jefferson Co.)

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Date: 3/31/18 9:22 am
From: Amber Myers <myersa78...>
Subject: Pileated Woodpeckers
Good morning birding friends! A group of twenty birders lead by Chuck Otte and myself enjoyed our first “Wall and Talk” at Fairmont Park in Manhattan this morning. There were a good many birds to be seen and heard but the highlight for me, was my first Kansas sighting of Pileated Woodpeckers! A pair of them! They were located just across the Kansas River from the dog park area.

Happy Birding!

Amber Myers
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Date: 3/30/18 8:03 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson WW Crosbill
FYI, as far as I know, nobody was able to see the crossbill at my house in Wilson today. We will keep the feeders full and also keep an eye out for it over the weekend.


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 3/30/18 3:20 pm
From: Richard Tucker <rickt...>
Subject: Labette County birds
Here on the farm south of Parsons this morning I noticed:



Yellow-rump Warbler

Blue-wing Teal (3 remaining on pond-have had up to 12 for about 3 weeks)

Purple Martins

Tree Swallows (first time on my place-I now have some flooded timber in a
wet area)

Sharp Shinned Hawk

Red Admiral butterfly

Redbud Tree showing color



Beautiful Day

Happy Easter everyone



Rick Tucker

Parsons

Labette County





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Date: 3/30/18 10:33 am
From: Max Thompson <maxt...>
Subject: Fish Crow
There were 7 Fish Crows in Winfield today. First of the season.

Max





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Date: 3/30/18 10:01 am
From: Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...>
Subject: Baker Wetlands: Shrike et al.
Good morning birders!

The sun made it actually feel like spring this morning, despite the frost
and ice. Way too nice to be inside working so I went for a 2-hour walk at
Baker Wetlands. Have I mentioned that Baker is the best? I'm very fortunate
that it is only 5 miles from my house.

I saw 55 species, including FOS Savannah sparrow (I know, I'm a bit late),
Lincoln's sparrow, barn swallow. But best bird was a loggerhead shrike (in
the trees on the west side of the canal, near the southwest parking area
near the river)! I've only seen one other one at Baker, almost 10 years
ago. It also happened to be my 100th KS bird of the year.

Otherwise, tons of ducks and sparrows. The only shorebirds I saw were
killdeer and lesser yellowlegs. And lots of vitamin D. Sounds like I should
grab it while I can, based on next week's forecast!

Good birding,
Molly Zahn
Lawrence

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Date: 3/30/18 8:31 am
From: Dan <browndog06...>
Subject: Purple Finch Manhattan


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Purple Finch Manhattan
From: Dan <browndog06...>
To: <kebird-l...>
CC:

Just a few minutes ago I saw a female PUFI at the feeder, the first one in my yard in several years.

Dan Mulhern
Manhattan


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Date: 3/30/18 7:26 am
From: Sue Newland <newlandsue60...>
Subject: Re: KSBIRD-L Digest - 17 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018 (#2018-19)
I agree with Coleen. For hard copy i use Sibley's and for phone app i use
ibird pro. To listen to songs i use the audubon app.

Sue Newland



> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 11:20 PM coleen brown <coleenm2002...>
> wrote:
>
>> To really figure something out, I like Sibley's hard copy best! But my
>> favorite app is ibird Pro.
>> Coleen Brown
>> Manhattan
>>
>>
>> As more of a plant guy, I rely on my Sibley bird ID book to hone in on
>> many
>> birds. I have the smaller pocketbook version but with my"maturing" eyes
>> was
>> considering getting the larger images found in the larger 2nd Edition
>> Sibley's. But as someone who has only reluctantly joined the smart phone
>> ranks what are folks thoughts on bird apps? Should I go electric or go
>> with
>> a larger acoustic, to pose my question musically? Which do you grab when
>> you can't quite tease it out or want to confirm?
>>
>> Ken Lassman, Lawrence
>>
>>

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Date: 3/30/18 5:34 am
From: Kat Farres <ozbelgnz...>
Subject: Lakewood Park Salina KS 3/29/18
Lakewood Park Salina KS hosted a lot of ducks, mostly buffleheads, and scaup, but I am pretty sure I had a female goldeneye. Too far off for decent photos but we spent some time glassing the area for oddities.
Diving ducks are sure fun to watch, a few of the buffleheads were in a transistional plumage too.
Short eared owls are still flapping around out in western Saline CO.
And skunks are out and about at dusk as well as deer, slow down.
Oddest non bird sighting, a groundhog, dead, in town, by the RR tracks on 9th St by North St for the locals. Darn, we seldom see them in the 'wild'.
Kat Farres
OZ BelgianZ
Salina KS USA

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Date: 3/29/18 9:20 pm
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002...>
Subject: Re: KSBIRD-L Digest - 17 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018 (#2018-19)
To really figure something out, I like Sibley's hard copy best! But my favorite app is ibird Pro.
Coleen Brown
Manhattan



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From: Ken Lassman <wilddouglascounty...>
Date: 1/20/18 11:25 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: KSBIRD-L Digest - 17 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018 (#2018-19)

-------- Original message --------
From: Ken Lassman <wilddouglascounty...>
Date: 1/20/18 11:25 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: KSBIRD-L Digest - 17 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018 (#2018-19)

As more of a plant guy, I rely on my Sibley bird ID book to hone in on many
birds. I have the smaller pocketbook version but with my"maturing" eyes was
considering getting the larger images found in the larger 2nd Edition
Sibley's. But as someone who has only reluctantly joined the smart phone
ranks what are folks thoughts on bird apps? Should I go electric or go with
a larger acoustic, to pose my question musically? Which do you grab when
you can't quite tease it out or want to confirm?

Ken Lassman, Lawrence

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> There are 4 messages totaling 137 lines in this issue.
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> Topics of the day:
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> 1. Prairie Flacon (2)
> 2. Saturday morning nature shows on ABC TV (2)
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> Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:57:48 +0000
> From: coleen brown <coleenm2002...>
> Subject: Prairie Flacon
>
> This morning out on Ashland Bottoms we think we saw a Prairie Falcon? Has
> anyone else seen one out there?
> Coleen Brown
> Manhattan, KS
>
>
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> Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:01:06 +0000
> From: Carla Trecek <cartreck...>
> Subject: Prairie Flacon
>
> This morning at about 10 a.m., Coleen Brown and I watched a Prairie Falcon
> hunt along 22nd Ave (I am guessing on the street name) in the research
> fields in Ashland Bottoms. For several weeks on Fridays, we have been
> seeing this bird fly across the road but have NOT had our binochs with us.
> Today<calendar:T5:Today> we did have a pair of binochs and got good looks!
> Yay!!!
> Carla Trecek of Manhattan
>
>
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> Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:29:55 -0600
> From: ok_forbs <ok_forbs...>
> Subject: Saturday morning nature shows on ABC TV
>
> On Saturday mornings, I have been enjoying the nature shows on ABC TV.
> In Wichita, ABC TV is on channel 10 (KAKE).
>
> The nature shows begin at 9:00 am and last until noon.
> Its a group of 6 shows that are 1/2 hour each.
> My favorite is Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown, it's the first show.
>
> The Current Show Listings are:
> 9:00-9:30 Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
> 9:30-10:00 Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin
> 10:00-10:30 Sea Rescue
> 10:30-11:00 The Wildlife Docs
> 11:00-11:30 Rock the Park (Sports sometimes preempts it.)
> 11:30-12:00 Vacation Creation
>
>
> "If you take care of the birds, you take care of most of the big problems
> in the world."
> ~ Thomas Lovejoy
>
>
> Eddie Stegall
> <Ok_Forbs...>
> Wichita, Ks.
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>
> Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:26:23 -0600
> From: Robert Reed <ridgewalkertrent...>
> Subject: Re: Saturday morning nature shows on ABC TV
>
> In addition to these PBS has some amazing birding specific programs such as
> Expeditions With Patrick McMillan, In The Americas With David Yetman. There
> are other series and docu films that stand alone. Hopefully Timothy B
> Roadcurlew's prairie chicken film shows up soon.
>
> On Jan 19, 2018 4:30 PM, "ok_forbs" <ok_forbs...> wrote:
>
> > On Saturday mornings, I have been enjoying the nature shows on ABC TV.
> > In Wichita, ABC TV is on channel 10 (KAKE).
> >
> > The nature shows begin at 9:00 am and last until noon.
> > Its a group of 6 shows that are 1/2 hour each.
> > My favorite is Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown, it's the first show.
> >
> > The Current Show Listings are:
> > 9:00-9:30 Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
> > 9:30-10:00 Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin
> > 10:00-10:30 Sea Rescue
> > 10:30-11:00 The Wildlife Docs
> > 11:00-11:30 Rock the Park (Sports sometimes preempts it.)
> > 11:30-12:00 Vacation Creation
> >
> >
> > "If you take care of the birds, you take care of most of the big
> problems
> > in the world."
> > ~ Thomas Lovejoy
> >
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> > <Ok_Forbs...>
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Date: 3/29/18 2:43 pm
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...>
Subject: How to Make a Suet Log Feeder
Making a suet log feeder is more involved than I thought.  If you want
to make one, this should show you how.  And speaking of suet, the yellow
rumped warblers are stealing all of the suet from my starling trap.

Watch the How to Video: https://youtu.be/tZjkR2M9CM4

Learn how to make a Suet log feeder by selecting a log and drilling
holes in it.  Suet log feeders are the BEST feeder for providing suet to
wild birds.  Woodpeckers and brown creepers prefer feeding on suet logs
as they are built for clinging to the log.  The suet that should be
served in a suet log feeder is a homemade suet made from animal fat,
peanut butter, quick oats, cornmeal, and white flour.

Suet Recipe: http://bit.ly/HomemadeSuetRecipe

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Date: 3/29/18 2:34 pm
From: Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...>
Subject: Goose on eagle nest?
I know my bird identification skills are poor, but apparently I can not tell the difference between a goose and a Eagle.
Let me explain. I was checking on Eagle nests with my binoculars. The nest I was looking at had a bird in it and I saw just a little movement of white. The nest was a good distance away, but hey it's got to be a Eagle right? So, I reported it to Bob Gress and Charles Cope, our Kansas Eagle nest information compilers.
To my surprise, today Bob called and told me he looked at it with a spotting scope and it was a goose, and not a Eagle. We had a pretty good laugh over the mix up on ID. He said this is not the first time this has happened in Kansas.
I have a couple of questions. Is the goose really sitting on eggs in the eagle nest? If there are eggs that hatch, are the goslings going to survive a 75 feet+ fall? Does the goose think it's a Eagle? Best wishes to all. Jim Nickel Peabody, Kansas


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Date: 3/29/18 1:42 pm
From: ok_forbs <ok_forbs...>
Subject: FOS Bat
About a week ago a single small bat was seen flying in the riverside area. It was about 15 minutes before dusk. No details, as it was only seen for a few seconds, but it was less than 20 feet off the ground.


"Nothing else that lives in the desert, not even a spiny cactus or a resinous creosote bush, seems more at home there"
~Joseph Wood Krutch, "The Desert Year" - Writing about roadrunners.

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Date: 3/29/18 5:25 am
From: Jane Liggett <liggettjane...>
Subject: Re: Ticks
Yes, ticks are out! My husband had one crawling on him a week or so ago.

Permethrin spray works wonders.

We’ve also had success with clothing from ExOfficio & Duluth Trading Post.
Pants, socks, shirts & hats have permethrin-treated fabric that lasts for
60-70 washings. Not cheap but effective & look good. Comfy as well.
Recommend highly. Washing instructions recommend the clothing be washed
separately.
(I have washed them with regular stuff accidentally & not noticed a
problem.)

Jane Liggett
South of Lawrence KS

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 7:57 PM Michael Pearce <md_pearce...>
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> Permithrin works wonders. Spray it on your clothing ahead of time. Let it
> dry and you’re good for 4-6 weeks, even with a few washings.
>
> Don’t take ticks lightly. Far more, and worse, illnesses from ticks than
> mosquitoes. Lyme disease occurs more than breast cancer.
>
> Michael Pearce
> Newton/Lawrence, America
>
>
> On Mar 28, 2018 at 7:19 PM, <Marla Shoemaker<mailto:
> <marlaswhisperingpines...>> wrote:
>
>
> I had my first one, embedded, on March 16th. West side of Manhattan-Riley
>
> County. Itchy.
>
>
>
> Marla Shoemaker
>
>
>
> On Mar 28, 2018 6:37 PM, "Doris Burnett" <dburnett7750...> wrote:
>
>
>
> JW had the FOS tick thus afternoon. Glad I found it before bedtime
>
>
>
> Doris Burnett
>
> Pottawatomie co.
>
> Manhattan
>
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Date: 3/28/18 6:14 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Upcoming KOS meetings
Registration is still underway for the KOS Spring Meeting, May 4 - 6 in Dodge
City. The March Horned Lark should be in the mail soon to KOS members
and online registration can be accessed on the web at:

http://ksbirds.org/kos/Spring2018/KOS2018Spring.htm

The Fall KOS meeting will be the 70th Anniversery meeting of KOS. The
KOS Board has set the date for the fall meeting for October 5 - 7 with the
plan to meet in Lawrence. We are trying to get a planning/local committee
together. If you are in or near to the Lawrence area and willing to work on the
committee please let me know and I will forward your name to the
appropriate KOS Board members.

You may now return to your anxious anticipation of spring migrants!

Chuck


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Date: 3/28/18 5:57 pm
From: Michael Pearce <md_pearce...>
Subject: Re: Ticks
Permithrin works wonders. Spray it on your clothing ahead of time. Let it dry and you’re good for 4-6 weeks, even with a few washings.

Don’t take ticks lightly. Far more, and worse, illnesses from ticks than mosquitoes. Lyme disease occurs more than breast cancer.

Michael Pearce
Newton/Lawrence, America


On Mar 28, 2018 at 7:19 PM, <Marla Shoemaker<mailto:<marlaswhisperingpines...>> wrote:


I had my first one, embedded, on March 16th. West side of Manhattan-Riley

County. Itchy.



Marla Shoemaker



On Mar 28, 2018 6:37 PM, "Doris Burnett" <dburnett7750...> wrote:



JW had the FOS tick thus afternoon. Glad I found it before bedtime



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Pottawatomie co.

Manhattan



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Date: 3/28/18 5:24 pm
From: Marla Shoemaker <marlaswhisperingpines...>
Subject: Re: Ticks
I had my first one, embedded, on March 16th. West side of Manhattan-Riley
County. Itchy.

Marla Shoemaker

On Mar 28, 2018 6:37 PM, "Doris Burnett" <dburnett7750...> wrote:

JW had the FOS tick thus afternoon. Glad I found it before bedtime

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Manhattan

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Date: 3/28/18 4:47 pm
From: Dan <browndog06...>
Subject: Manhattan migrants
Lincoln's Sparrow yesterday and today in my yard; Clay-colored Sparrow and Pine Siskin today. Been a few Harris' Sparrows around all week. Things are moving.

Dan Mulhern
Manhattan


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Date: 3/28/18 4:38 pm
From: Doris Burnett <dburnett7750...>
Subject: Ticks
JW had the FOS tick thus afternoon. Glad I found it before bedtime

Doris Burnett
Pottawatomie co.
Manhattan

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Date: 3/28/18 9:51 am
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson WW Xbill update
All,


FYI, Dave Klema reported seeing the White-winged Crossbill at the feeder on the north side of our garage at 10:00am today.


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Date: 3/28/18 8:43 am
From: Tom Ewert <ewert.tom...>
Subject: Crossbills Park City
I got a reliable report this morning of 2-3 female crossbills at a feeder just north of Park City, Ks. They were gone by the time I got up there.
Tom Ewert
Wichita.

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Date: 3/27/18 1:39 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson White-winged Crossbill seen again
All,


Dave Klema reports seeing the male White-winged Crossbill at the feeders of my house in Wilson at around 3:20 this afternoon. Obviously there is no determined pattern of when the bird comes, but between Dave and then when Ellen gets home one of them can keep an eye out.


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Date: 3/27/18 1:00 pm
From: Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira Whoopers for the record 3/23
Late for reporting, but I wanted it to be known that a couple of Visitors reported (and then sent photos of) eleven adult Whooping Cranes on the west interior Wildlife Drive at Quivira on Friday, March 23. The sighting was around 10 am, and the birds all took flight north shortly afterwards.

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Date: 3/27/18 12:31 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Kansas Birding Festival
http://kansasbirdingfestival.com/

KANSAS BIRDING FESTIVAL - Kansas Bird Festival<http://kansasbirdingfestival.com/>
kansasbirdingfestival.com
Kansas Birding Festival LLC. We specialize in guided wildlife tours of Riley, Geary, and Clay county Kansas. Book your exciting getaway today!

There is till time to register for this fun-filled birding event. If you are considering attending, please get signed up so we know how many folks to plan for. Always a great time and great birds seen!



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Date: 3/27/18 12:19 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson WW Crossbill
All,


As far as I know, the White-winged Crossbill that was seen at my house in Wilson has not been observed since around 2:00pm on Sunday. I have been in Pratt since then and Ellen has not has a lot of time to try to keep track of feeder birds either. Dave Klema could be the one to go by and see if it's still around, but I haven't heard that he's seen it either. Could have been a "one-day wonder", but if I hear anything more positive, I will post it.


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Date: 3/27/18 8:22 am
From: Robert Penner <rpenner...>
Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms Shorebirds
I conducted the second spring shorebird survey of the year this Tuesday morning. There are pockets of shorebird habitat scattered across the area, but no large unvegetated mudflat habitat as of yet. I recorded: 5 Snowy Plovers, 42 Killdeer, 43 American Avocets, 21 Greater Yellowlegs, 23 Yellowlegs sp., 1 Marbled Godwit, 70 Baird's Sandpipers, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 3 Wilson's Snipe and approximately 820 dowitchers.

Robert L. Penner II Ph.D. The Nature Conservancy
Cheyenne Bottoms & Avian 593 NE 130 Avenue
Programs Manager Ellinwood, KS 67526

Chair, WHSRN-US Committee
U.S. Shorebird Conservation Partnership Council


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Date: 3/26/18 5:24 pm
From: Marla Shoemaker <marlaswhisperingpines...>
Subject: Re: Injured Hawk in Salina
Milford nature center.

On Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 6:06 PM Ron Klataske <prairie...>
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> I just received a call about an injured hawk, found inside a mechanical
> shop in Salina. Any advice on referral to a raptor rehabilitation
> opportunity for this bird will be appreciated.
>
> -- Ron
>
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> Executive Director
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Date: 3/26/18 4:11 pm
From: Ron Klataske <prairie...>
Subject: Injured Hawk in Salina
I just received a call about an injured hawk, found inside a mechanical
shop in Salina. Any advice on referral to a raptor rehabilitation
opportunity for this bird will be appreciated.

-- Ron

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Date: 3/26/18 3:16 pm
From: terry mannell <terryman0405...>
Subject: Lincoln Sparrow
Sam and I saw our first of the season yard Lincoln Sparrow yesterday.
Only the second we have seen so far this spring.

Terry Mannell
Topeka ( Jefferson Co.)

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Date: 3/26/18 9:09 am
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Kansas Birding Big Year
http://ksoutdoors.com/Services/Wildlife-Diversity/2018-Kansas-Birding-Big-Year

2018 Kansas Birding Big Year / Wildlife Diversity ...<http://ksoutdoors.com/Services/Wildlife-Diversity/2018-Kansas-Birding-Big-Year>
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Sign-up for this competition concludes this week, so if you want to join, you need to get it done soon!



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Date: 3/26/18 7:31 am
From: Dan Larson <0000008df5d69958-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Baker Wetlands Survey
Roger Boyd, Scott Kimball, Kylee Sharp and Nick Pumphrey surveyed Baker Wetlands, Lawrence, Kansas on March 25, 2018.  They found 73 species.  Started at 35 degrees and got to about 39 by noon!
Previous years:

2017 - 87  very warm spring

2016 - 76 another warm spring I believe

2015 - 68 - construction?

2014 - 42 construction

2013 - 43 construction

2012 - 56 west only

2011 - 51 west only
The five Black-bellied Whistling Ducks seen the previous day were not found. But they did have a Cinnamon Teal and 2 Horned Grebes. Pictures are on ebird.  There were many other water birds, including Lesser Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpipers.  They found a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and an Eastern Phoebe.There were three swallow species. There were lots of sparrows. Looks like spring might be on the way.
Ebird link below.
ThanksDan LarsonBerryton Kansas
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Date: 3/25/18 4:15 pm
From: Carol Morgan <crxmorgan...>
Subject: YCNH
Yellow-crowned night herons are back! I saw three adults in a tree at 1st and Woodlawn in the Potwin neighborhood of Topeka this afternoon.

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Date: 3/25/18 2:45 pm
From: DON KAZMAIER <dlknktk...>
Subject: Re: Wilson White-winged Crossbill
So I see your a bird poacher !!!! Guess it's a good thing to share ! Donnie
> On March 25, 2018 at 1:07 PM mike rader <mike_rader...> wrote:
>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> I got home to Wilson at around 10:15 am after a quick trip to Cheyenne Bottoms this morning. After letting the dog out, I checked the feeders on the north side of the house and was surprised to see an adult male White-winged Crossbill. I went to get a camera, but it left when I returned. I waited a few minutes and it did come back. I got a couple of photos then and they are now on the eBird report and the Kansas Birding Facebook page. Dave Klema came over and got some decent photos as well a little later. Ellen and I have observed it over a half dozen times in the hour and a half since then. We have a Lincoln's Sparrow, several Harris's and White-crowneds, and lots of Am. Goldfinches and a few Pine Siskins to go with the other usual stuff visiting the yard now.
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> Mike Rader
> Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS
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Date: 3/25/18 2:10 pm
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Cinnamon Teal at KCPL Wetlands (Johnson County)
Early this afternoon Dan Broers and I spotted a male Cinnamon Teal at KCP&L
Wetlands southwest of Gardener in Johnson County.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43952466

Earlier this morning we checked Antioch Marsh at Hillsdale Lake (Miami
County). Many wintering species, year round residents, and early migrants
were around.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43948460

Good Birding,

Malcolm Gold (Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas)
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Date: 3/25/18 1:43 pm
From: Curtis Wolf <cjwolf...>
Subject: Whooping cranes Cheyenne Bottoms WA
Currently watching 2 whooping cranes in pool 3a at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. About 1/2 mile west of the outhouse but pretty far out in the pool.

Also had a very cooperative American Bittern along the road in pool 2.

Curtis Wolf
Director Ks Wetlands Education Center
Fort Hays State University
Cheyenne Bottoms. Great Bend.
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Date: 3/25/18 11:31 am
From: Doris Burnett <dburnett7750...>
Subject: First of the season chipping sparrow
Today there seems to be a push of sparrows moving north. There are 2
chipping sparrows in the yard along with 70+ juncos, 12 Harris sparrows, a
fox sparrow, and 3 song sparrows.
Last fall we had a covey of 15 quail but their numbers are now down to 6.

Doris Burnett
Pottawatomie co.
Manhattan

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Date: 3/25/18 10:07 am
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson White-winged Crossbill
Hi all,


I got home to Wilson at around 10:15 am after a quick trip to Cheyenne Bottoms this morning. After letting the dog out, I checked the feeders on the north side of the house and was surprised to see an adult male White-winged Crossbill. I went to get a camera, but it left when I returned. I waited a few minutes and it did come back. I got a couple of photos then and they are now on the eBird report and the Kansas Birding Facebook page. Dave Klema came over and got some decent photos as well a little later. Ellen and I have observed it over a half dozen times in the hour and a half since then. We have a Lincoln's Sparrow, several Harris's and White-crowneds, and lots of Am. Goldfinches and a few Pine Siskins to go with the other usual stuff visiting the yard now.


Mike Rader
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Date: 3/25/18 9:14 am
From: Wedge, Philip C. <pwedge...>
Subject: Cinnamon Teal-Baker Wetlands

Although apparently the Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks have moved on from Baker Wetlands, a Cinnamon Teal was located in the channel north of the main pathway as you enter the East Baker Wetlands restoration area from the parking lot off Haskell Ave. Other birds of note included 2 Barn Swallows (near Education Center) and 2 Greater Yellowlegs (also near Education Center).

Phil Wedge
Lawrence
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Date: 3/25/18 9:10 am
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...>
Subject: Invasive plant removal at Oak Park next Saturday
Wichita Audubon is having an invasive plant removal event again this
year at Oak Park on Saturday, March 31. Asian bush honeysuckle is an
invasive plant that is causing serious habitat damage in many Wichita
parks. Bird species diversity in Oak Park has dropped a lot over the
last 10-15 years, especially impacting neotropical migrants. There are
lots of reasons for that but these plants choke out all native plant
life which eliminates food plants and also the insects that depend on
the native plants. Oak Park is approaching "Little Shop of Horrors"
status. It's downright creepy to walk the trails.

We'll spend 3 - 4 hours removing these plants, directed by the Wichita
Parks Department staff. Tools, gloves and bottled water will be
provided. This is good exercise and a positive contribution to
preserving habitat quality at one of our best local birding spots. Meet
by the stone arch at the southwest corner of the park. The people that
typically assist with this are all at or nearing retirement age. We
could use help from younger and more limber people. Lots of Advil went
down the hatch after last year's event. Sure it's just a token effort
against a massive problem but at least you can say you helped!

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Date: 3/24/18 3:15 pm
From: Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...>
Subject: BB Whistling-ducks, Baker Wetlands
There are 5 black-bellied whistling ducks at Baker wetlands (DG co), west restoration area. They were first reported on ebird around noon. We got there about 4:15 and found a few people looking at them. They were just off the boardwalk a little ways past the green blind, on the grassy area between the two pools.

Ironically enough, I just saw my lifer BBWD a week ago in New Orleans. :)

Molly Zahn
Lawrence

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Date: 3/24/18 11:19 am
From: Micky Louis <00000214a7e4bd7a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: White-winged Scoter
White-winged Scoter, Lake Wabaunsee, Wabaunsee Co. 1259pm. Seen by Jennifer Hammett, Andrea Roddy, and Micky Louis

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Date: 3/24/18 7:56 am
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...>
Subject: Red-shouldered Hawk nest building in N. Wichita
While walking my dogs this morning I observed an adult Red-shouldered
Hawk building a nest in north Wichita (Sedgwick County). I watched it
select a twig on the ground and carry it to a partially completed nest.
The nest is about 30' above the ground in a mature pin oak tree. The
tree is in a residential front yard. It is located roughly two blocks
north of the 29th St. N. bridge over the Little Arkansas River. I've
seen Red-shouldered Hawks sporadically in the neighborhood for several
years but this steps things up a notch in terms of interest. They have
nested at the Canoe Launch area near Derby in the past, but there are
only a few other confirmed nesting records from elsewhere in the county,
and few if any from within the city limits. A Cooper's Hawk has nested
within 100 yards of this nest in several prior years. Another bird of
interest on today's walk was a single Eastern Bluebird near 31st and
Woodland Ave. I've only seen them in my neighborhood one or two other
times over the 29 years that we've lived here. Also, the dogs had a
great time.

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