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1/21/19 6:58 am jan Neale <billandjanneale...> Towhee
1/20/19 10:50 pm Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> Snowy Sunday at Riverlands
1/20/19 2:27 pm jan Neale <billandjanneale...> Re: Leucistic cardinal
1/20/19 2:18 pm David Starrett <starrettda...> Re: Leucistic cardinal
1/20/19 7:37 am Edge Wade <edgew...> ASM name change
1/20/19 6:01 am William D. Blackledge <000002ef934cdf05-dmarc-request...> Best tip
1/20/19 1:10 am Debbie Grelle <000002ee0fc1da66-dmarc-request...> Here's why i found so many good reviews
1/19/19 7:07 pm Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> leucistic birds
1/19/19 2:21 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Leucistic cardinal
1/19/19 2:15 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Leucistic cardinal
1/18/19 3:13 pm Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Fwd: Seeking information on a former member
1/18/19 7:47 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Eastern Phoebe on suet feeder
1/17/19 7:00 pm David Becher <davidbecher...> Saturday WGNSS Trip cancelled
1/17/19 6:24 pm Terry Miller <millert832...> Lake Contrary and N. Harrier
1/17/19 6:05 pm Terry McNeely <terrymcneely...> Brown Thrasher in Daviess county
1/17/19 2:19 pm Allen Gathman <agathman...> Deadline for the March Bluebird is February 1
1/17/19 6:18 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Long-tailed Duck continues in Scott County
1/16/19 9:41 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Re: Trouble seeing MOBIRDS-L (Missouri Birding News) on the ABA page - anyone else?
1/16/19 1:52 pm Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Re: Trouble seeing MOBIRDS-L (Missouri Birding News) on the ABA page - anyone else?
1/16/19 1:47 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Trouble seeing MOBIRDS-L (Missouri Birding News) on the ABA page - anyone else?
1/16/19 10:53 am Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> Re: Large Number of Swans in Central MO
1/16/19 9:23 am Greg Swick <grswick...> Kansas Big Year Event
1/16/19 7:28 am Eric Reuter <eric...> Columbia Audubon Society book discussion tonight cancelled
1/15/19 4:32 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Re: SLAS Trip at RMBS, Wednesday - CANCELLED!
1/15/19 10:30 am Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa...> Harris Sparrow at Port Hudson CA
1/15/19 10:26 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> Rough-legged Hawk etc,. RMBS, Monday
1/14/19 6:13 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Brown Thrasher and Gray Catbird in Boone County
1/14/19 12:09 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Riverlands/Backyard birds
1/14/19 4:34 am MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: RGV Report #5
1/13/19 6:23 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> RGV Report #5
1/13/19 9:09 am Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Re: eBird Mobile Update
1/11/19 4:05 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Re: eBird Mobile Update
1/11/19 3:36 pm Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...> Re: eBird Mobile Update
1/11/19 2:46 pm Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...> Bootheel Birds -- Shorebirds
1/11/19 2:38 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> eBird Mobile Update
1/11/19 2:15 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> St. Louis Audubon Society Trip at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles County, MO - Wednesday
1/11/19 1:55 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Mountain Bluebird
1/10/19 4:48 pm Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...> Re: RGV Report #4
1/10/19 9:38 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Eastern Meadowlarks
1/9/19 8:24 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> RGV Report #4
1/9/19 11:20 am Christine Kline <birdsecretary...> Wings Over Weston ~ Feeder Request (No Sighting)
1/9/19 10:51 am Loyd, Kendell R <Kendell892...> Kendell Loyd: 2018 Missouri Big Year List
1/8/19 7:22 pm MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: woodpecker sweep
1/8/19 2:46 pm Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> Long-tailed Duck - Scott County.
1/8/19 11:44 am Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> woodpecker sweep
1/8/19 8:15 am MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: RGV Report #3
1/8/19 6:31 am Edge Wade <edgew...> RGV Report #3
1/7/19 8:24 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> St. Louis Audubon Society Trip at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles County, MO - Trip Report
1/6/19 6:45 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> RGV Report #2
1/6/19 10:29 am millert832 <millert832...> Re: Large Number of Swans in Central MO
1/6/19 10:14 am A John Solodar <00000080ae80c86c-dmarc-request...> Waves of Birds
1/6/19 9:52 am MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: Large Number of Swans in Central MO
1/6/19 8:38 am Hazelwood, Susan <HazelwoodS...> Large Number of Swans in Central MO
1/6/19 6:48 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Re: Corrections on Brad's Big Year List
1/6/19 5:57 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Corrections on Brad's Big Year List
1/5/19 4:00 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> Re: My Big Year List for 2018 - Brad Jacobs
1/5/19 1:31 pm Allen Gathman <agathman...> Long-Tailed Duck continues in Scott County
1/5/19 12:45 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> My Big Year List for 2018 - Brad Jacobs
1/5/19 10:20 am Jim Gorski <josepheaglefeather...> Northern Shrike Clinton County
1/4/19 9:16 pm Sara Franson <sarafranson...> Re: Loess Bluffs NWR
1/4/19 8:04 pm birdsecretary <birdsecretary...> Re: Loess Bluffs NWR
1/4/19 6:18 pm Sara Franson <sarafranson...> Loess Bluffs NWR
1/4/19 3:18 pm Míguel Acosta <fotosbymiguel...> Re: B.K. Leach question
1/4/19 1:25 pm Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> B.K. Leach question
1/4/19 4:01 am Kirk Augustine <mail4kaa...> Re: Red breasted nuthatch
1/3/19 7:01 pm Pat Garner <pjsports...> Re: NOrthern Shrike at BK Leach - Yes
1/3/19 6:56 pm Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...> Re: Long tailed duck1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Dec 22, 2018
1/3/19 6:23 pm Connie Thompson <gmt...> Re: ? about Loess Bluffs NWR
1/3/19 1:51 pm Aileen Abbott <Aileen.Abbott...> Re: ? about Loess Bluffs NWR
1/3/19 12:53 pm Nancy Reicher <nlreicher...> Red breasted nuthatch
1/2/19 9:28 pm Hazelwood, Susan <HazelwoodS...> ? about Loess Bluffs NWR
1/2/19 2:35 pm Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Re: Long tailed duck1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Dec 22, 2018
1/2/19 12:39 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> NOrthern Shrike at BK Leach - Yes
1/2/19 8:11 am sara scheil <000000dbfb1b011a-dmarc-request...> Missouri Young Birders Club- Kansas City Chapter
1/2/19 6:22 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> St. Louis Audubon Society Trip at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles County, MO
1/1/19 3:07 pm Eric <ericschuette...> BK Leach NOSH
1/1/19 2:45 pm Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> blind HOFI
1/1/19 11:55 am Richard Parker <rrjmparker...> Eagles and Leucistic Cardinal
1/1/19 11:52 am Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...> My 1st Bird of 2019
1/1/19 11:14 am Catherine Davis <catherineann...> Re: New Champs!
1/1/19 9:04 am Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> New Champs!
12/31/18 6:21 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> RGV Report
12/31/18 4:11 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Jefferson City CBC results
12/30/18 12:39 pm Randy Korotev <rlkorotev...> Fw: Riverlands on Jan. 1?
12/30/18 12:37 pm Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Belted Kingfisher catching fish
12/30/18 11:14 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> Riverlands on Jan. 1?
12/29/18 8:44 am Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Sharp-Shinned Hawk catching junco in backyard
12/28/18 1:26 pm Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...> Loess Bluffs CBC
12/27/18 9:29 am rob francis <robfmaos...> Johnson shutins CBC
12/27/18 8:52 am Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> Rock Bridge Memorial SP / CAS Field Trip - Tuesday, January 1st
12/26/18 3:38 pm Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs...> No Sighting: Wah'kon-tah Prairie - Mountain Bluebird??
12/24/18 3:54 pm Eric <ericschuette...> Canon CBC results and NOSH PSA
12/24/18 8:27 am Richard Parker <rrjmparker...> Brown Thrasher
12/23/18 6:18 pm MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Intermediate Western Red-tailed Hawk
12/23/18 8:55 am Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...> Long-tailed Duck still present at Brenda Kay Quarry
12/22/18 12:14 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> BK Leach Northern Shrike
12/22/18 11:20 am D. Pierce <dpredrobin...> Leucistic Junco
12/22/18 10:59 am Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Long tailed duck1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Dec 22, 2018
12/22/18 6:21 am Edge Wade <edgew...> New Book coming out
 
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Date: 1/21/19 6:58 am
From: jan Neale <billandjanneale...>
Subject: Towhee
A few minutes ago a Spotted Towhee caught my eye hopping around on the
patio.
Just an FYI.
Jan Neale

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El Dorado Springs, MO
Cedar County, southwest MO
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Date: 1/20/19 10:50 pm
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: Snowy Sunday at Riverlands
I spent much of the day at Riverlands on Sunday. Teal Pond was ice-covered,
Heron Pond was 90% ice-covered and Ellis Bay was approximately 75%
ice-covered. The heavy overcast and light snow made for challenging birding
at times, but it felt good to be outside on a cold winter day. American
Tree Sparrows were abundant, with two flocks of more than one hundred
birds- one on Red School Road near the duck club trailers and another on
Cora Island at the turn before the refuge sign. Red-tails were noticeably
absent, but a Merlin perched on a pole near Teal Pond was a nice way to end
the day.

Diane Bricmont
STL CO

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Date: 1/20/19 2:27 pm
From: jan Neale <billandjanneale...>
Subject: Re: Leucistic cardinal
It is a fascinating appearing bird, very striking. Thanks for posting it.
Jan Neale
Cedar County

On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 4:18 PM David Starrett <starrettda...>
wrote:

> So I thought I recognized this bird! Have photos of it at our feeders.
> Shared photos with Edge. We believe it’s the same bird. I measured on
> Google earth. A little more than 2 miles as the cardinal flies from my
> backyard to Edge's, with a few neighborhoods but good amount of green along
> the way.
>
> I have photos of the same bird at our feeder in May of 2016 and April of
> 2017. We saw it last spring but no photos. Saw it a couple of times this
> past December and then photos of it on feeder again January 1 of this year.
>
>
> Interesting where its territory covers.
>
> Dave
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> David Starrett
> Columbia, MO
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of
> Edge Wade <edgew...>
> *Sent:* Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:14 PM
> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
> *Subject:* Leucistic cardinal
>
> I usually ignore discussions of leucistic birds, but the female cardinal
> visiting my deck this afternoon for the first time really caught my eye as
> strikingly beautiful. I wish her well with compromised camouflage.
>
> See the photos on eBird:
> https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS51839481&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce61752d47c354774f32f08d67e5b92a9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636835329106520804&amp;sdata=YQInwLvd%2Bn%2B8l9QEp9LfjR5Znq44uYGNSibngrJt2f0%3D&amp;reserved=0
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> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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Date: 1/20/19 2:18 pm
From: David Starrett <starrettda...>
Subject: Re: Leucistic cardinal
So I thought I recognized this bird! Have photos of it at our feeders. Shared photos with Edge. We believe its the same bird. I measured on Google earth. A little more than 2 miles as the cardinal flies from my backyard to Edge's, with a few neighborhoods but good amount of green along the way.

I have photos of the same bird at our feeder in May of 2016 and April of 2017. We saw it last spring but no photos. Saw it a couple of times this past December and then photos of it on feeder again January 1 of this year.

Interesting where its territory covers.

Dave

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Columbia, MO
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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Edge Wade <edgew...>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:14 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Leucistic cardinal

I usually ignore discussions of leucistic birds, but the female cardinal visiting my deck this afternoon for the first time really caught my eye as strikingly beautiful. I wish her well with compromised camouflage.

See the photos on eBird: https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS51839481&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce61752d47c354774f32f08d67e5b92a9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636835329106520804&amp;sdata=YQInwLvd%2Bn%2B8l9QEp9LfjR5Znq44uYGNSibngrJt2f0%3D&amp;reserved=0

Edge Wade
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Date: 1/20/19 7:37 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: ASM name change
I've been following the not-too-prolific discussion of the ASM name change on the ASM website. The opinions have been well-stated, often (as with Mike Thelen's contribution) well-argued.

Today I added my two cents--in fact four cents. My ineptitude with things electronic led to me double entering my comments. Please accept my apologies.

Do, please, join the discussion (limited to ASM members).

It is easy. Go to the ASM website. For most viewing you do not need to login, but Login is necessary to read the comments about name change and to add your own.

Login, then look to the left side of the page and under "ASM MEMBERS" scroll down to "Discuss Name Change." Read the submitted comments, then add your own.

Brrrrrrr....,

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 1/20/19 6:01 am
From: William D. Blackledge <000002ef934cdf05-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Best tip
That's why everybody is crazy about this http://advantage.rivellet.com <http://advantage.rivellet.com/>





William D. Blackledge




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Date: 1/20/19 1:10 am
From: Debbie Grelle <000002ee0fc1da66-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Here's why i found so many good reviews
Easy solution http://browse.austinlayne.co <http://browse.austinlayne.co/>





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Date: 1/19/19 7:07 pm
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: leucistic birds
We enjoyed the photos of Edge's leucistic cardinal.
I had a mostly white red-winged blackbird last fall among
thousands of red-wings here in Jasper County,
And I had a white house sparrow one day last summer over
on the Kansas side.
Larry, in Joplin. 1-19-19.

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Date: 1/19/19 2:21 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Leucistic cardinal
AARGH!!. I have changed the eBird report to show Northern Cardinal for the photo, not HOFI as where photos were originally inserted.
Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
<edgew...>

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From: "Edge Wade" <edgew...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:14:54 PM
Subject: Leucistic cardinal

I usually ignore discussions of leucistic birds, but the female cardinal visiting my deck this afternoon for the first time really caught my eye as strikingly beautiful. I wish her well with compromised camouflage.

See the photos on eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51839481

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 1/19/19 2:15 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Leucistic cardinal
I usually ignore discussions of leucistic birds, but the female cardinal visiting my deck this afternoon for the first time really caught my eye as strikingly beautiful. I wish her well with compromised camouflage.

See the photos on eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51839481

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 1/18/19 3:13 pm
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Fwd: Seeking information on a former member
Please see email below. Maybe someone in this network might remember this gentleman.
Mary

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Subject: Re: Seeking information on a former member
From: Herb Huebner <huebnerhr...>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019, 4:01 PM
To: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
CC:

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Thanks!


From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 3:59 PM
To: Herb Hueber
Subject: Re: Seeking information on a former member

 

I don't remember Mr. knickmeyer. I will forward to the MOBIRDS listserve.
M.



On January 18, 2019, at 3:44 PM, Herb Huebner <huebnerhr...> wrote:




From: Herb Huebner <huebnerhr...>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 3:30 PM
To: Jean Favara; Pat Lueders; Mike Grant
Subject: Fw: Seeking information on a former member

 

Do any of you remember Robert Knickmeyer?  Please pass on to whomever you think might have known him.

Thanks

Herb Huebner


From: Theodore Squires <theo...>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:53 PM
To: <conservation...>; <membership...>; <michael.meredith.stl...>
Subject: Seeking information on a former member

 

Dear Reader, 

      My name is Theodore Squires, my grandfather was Robert Knickmeyer. He was very active as a birder, involved with the St. Louis Audubon, and he passed away in 1998 when I was only seven years old. Since around the time of his death I have become increasingly involved with birding and avian research. I've been birdwatching since I was a child and always had a passive connection to the fact that my grandfather, who I never really knew would have shared this connection with me. 

       I inherited his bird books which line my shelves, and several of his records and photos from birding around St. Louis as early as the 1950s. He kept martin houses on his property, and a pair of binoculars by the window. 

      Now that I have become a fully fledged ornithologist, I've started wondering if anyone might be around who knew him and can share with me some stories of how he was as a birder. In my head I glorify his skill and what he could have taught me, but I know my family must have blown it out of proportion because... well... most people don't really get it. My wife and extended family, even Robert's family enjoyed birds, but they couldn't relate to the passion and obsession many birders harbor. But I do, and all of you at St. Louis Audubon do, and I'm sure that he did. 

      If there is anyone alive today, who spent time birding with my grandfather over two decades ago, I'd really love to be put in touch and see if I can learn a bit more about who he was. 

     Humble regards, 

        Theo Squires

        Seattle, WA 




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Date: 1/18/19 7:47 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Eastern Phoebe on suet feeder
For the past week or so, I've had an Eastern Phoebe as a regular visitor to
a suet feeder on my deck. While EAPH is not an unusual winter bird in SE
Missouri, I'd never seen them on a suet feeder till this winter. In
typical EAPH fashion, the bird doesn't feed while clinging to the side of
the feeder like a woodpecker; rather, it perches on top and then
occasionally flies down, pecks at the suet on the wing, and then returns to
its perch. Has anyone else observed this behavior?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/agathman/46713555621
https://www.flickr.com/photos/agathman/39748555753

-Allen Gathman
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Date: 1/17/19 7:00 pm
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Saturday WGNSS Trip cancelled
Given the weather forecast for snow on Saturday, I am cancelling the scheduled WGNSS birding trip.
David Becher
Saint Louis

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Date: 1/17/19 6:24 pm
From: Terry Miller <millert832...>
Subject: Lake Contrary and N. Harrier
My wife and I drove to St. Joseph, MO this afternoon and casually birded
the backroads on the way. We eventually stopped by Lake Contrary and
primarily observed geese...a few hundred Canada Geese were there with
several Cackling Geese. Over 200 White-fronted Geese were also present and
several flocks of Snow Geese were flying over as we were leaving.

But the highlight of the day, by far, was a gorgeous male N. Harrier just
south of the lake that was hunting over a cornfield. We watched him for
quite a while as he cruised over the field. As far as raptors go, I have
to believe the male N. Harrier is my hands down favorite in Missouri!! A
truly remarkable and stunning bird of prey!!

--
Terry L. Miller
Plattsburg, MO
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"Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely his
eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have
been made." Romans 1:20

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Date: 1/17/19 6:05 pm
From: Terry McNeely <terrymcneely...>
Subject: Brown Thrasher in Daviess county
My 80 year young mother ask me to Id a bird coming to her feeders all week. To my surprise it was a Brown Thrasher.

The Brown Thrasher appeared the day of our 10+ inches of snow. It appears to be eating seeds from her feeder area.


Terry McNeely
25843 Grate
Jameson, MO
Daviess, Co


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Date: 1/17/19 2:19 pm
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Deadline for the March Bluebird is February 1
Just a reminder that materials for publication in the March issue of ASM's
journal, The Bluebird, are due to me by February 1. As always, I'm looking
for articles about birding and bird conservation in Missouri, activities of
the ASM and affiliates, and other material of interest to Missouri
birders. I prefer Word documents, though I can work with other formats if
necessary.

Photos you've taken of birds in Missouri are also welcome; please let me
know species, location including county, date taken, and photographer's
name.

If you have questions about submissions, please email me directly.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Bluebird in the past, and
please don't stop!

-Allen Gathman, editor, The Bluebird
Pocahontas, MO

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Date: 1/17/19 6:18 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Long-tailed Duck continues in Scott County
The LTDU was still in the Brenda Kay Sand Quarry Pond as of about 4 pm
Wednesday.

Ebird:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51744907

- Allen Gathman
Pocahontas (Cape Girardeau County)

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Date: 1/16/19 9:41 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Re: Trouble seeing MOBIRDS-L (Missouri Birding News) on the ABA page - anyone else?
I tried it on my computer from the URL you sent me and one from Bill Rowe
and one from Mike Grant opened up okay.

Maybe it was just a moment when they were doing some service just like
eBird does occasionally.

Brad Jacobs


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> state on their bird news page, but not Missouri. Anyone know what's up? Am
> I the only one who can't view Missouri news from this link? Click on
> "Missouri" after you go to this link and let me know if it works for you.
> Here's a link to the birding news page:
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Date: 1/16/19 1:52 pm
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Re: Trouble seeing MOBIRDS-L (Missouri Birding News) on the ABA page - anyone else?
The ABA link is working for me. You can also go to this link to see the
archived posts:

https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=MOBIRDS-L

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> We're used to being able to go to the American Birding Association webpage
> to see discussions on MOBIRDS-L. We can still see the news of every other
> state on their bird news page, but not Missouri. Anyone know what's up? Am
> I the only one who can't view Missouri news from this link? Click on
> "Missouri" after you go to this link and let me know if it works for you.
> Here's a link to the birding news page:
>
> http://birding.aba.org/
>
>
> Andy Reago
>
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Date: 1/16/19 1:47 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Trouble seeing MOBIRDS-L (Missouri Birding News) on the ABA page - anyone else?
We're used to being able to go to the American Birding Association
webpage to see discussions on MOBIRDS-L. We can still see the news of
every other state on their bird news page, but not Missouri. Anyone
know what's up? Am I the only one who can't view Missouri news from
this link? Click on "Missouri" after you go to this link and let me
know if it works for you. Here's a link to the birding news page:
http://birding.aba.org/ [1]

Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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Date: 1/16/19 10:53 am
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: Re: Large Number of Swans in Central MO
And as I was driving north on HWY 67 through Arkansas yesterday, I saw two different groups of several thousand snow geese feeding in the fields alongside the Hwy.

Maureen Thomas-Murphy

St Louis



From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of millert832
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Subject: Re: Large Number of Swans in Central MO



My wife and I were on the east side of St. Joseph, MO yesterday morning and, we too, saw a tremendous "river of blackbirds"!!

Impossible to estimate numbers...each small portion contained hundreds of birds....



Terry L Miller

Plattsburg, MO

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From: "Hazelwood, Susan" <HazelwoodS...> <mailto:<HazelwoodS...> >

Date: 1/6/19 10:37 AM (GMT-06:00)

To: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>

Subject: Large Number of Swans in Central MO



On Jan. 5, between 4:30 and 5:00 pm we saw two large groups of swans east of Hwy 151, between the pipeline substation and Audrain County Rd 116. We counted 190 swans in one group; all that were close enough to identify were Trumpeter Swans. The 2nd group was farther away and consisted of about 55 birds. While watching the swans and others species present a “River of Blackbirds” passed overhead for at least 20 minutes. Impossible to estimate how many birds were there! Complete report will go up on Ebird later today.



Good Birding, Susan



Susan Hazelwood

Columbia, MO

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Date: 1/16/19 9:23 am
From: Greg Swick <grswick...>
Subject: Kansas Big Year Event
Hi MoBirder, found this on the KS listserv a few minutes ago. https://ksoutdoors.com/Services/Wildlife-Diversity/2019-Kansas-Birding-Big-Year This would be a very cool thing to do to promote the economic role of birders in Missouri! Wondering if it would be a possibility? Anyone know how it’s structured and sponsored? Are there any potential groups or state agencies that might be interested in promoting this ecotourism opportunity?

Good birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO

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Date: 1/16/19 7:28 am
From: Eric Reuter <eric...>
Subject: Columbia Audubon Society book discussion tonight cancelled
We regret to announce that the CAS book discussion event scheduled for
this evening (Wednesday, January 16th) at the Columbia Public Library has
been cancelled due to the potential for freezing fog/rain during the day
and into the evening. We apologize for the late notice but had been
waiting to assess the forecast as it developed in hopes that better
conditions would prevail.

The CAS board meeting scheduled for 6 PM at the library will be held as
planned, pending further notice.

We look forward to holding this event in the future; a rescheduled date
will be announced when it has been determined. In the meantime, stay safe
and keep reading about birds!

Eric & Joanna Reuter
Boone County, MO

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Date: 1/15/19 4:32 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Re: SLAS Trip at RMBS, Wednesday - CANCELLED!
Cancelled due to the forecast of freezing drizzle overnight and into the
morning. Sorry, but I suspect that not many of us want to drive in rush
hour and freezing drizzle.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>] On Behalf
Of Mike Grant
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 4:15 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Society Trip at Riverlands Migratory Bird
Sanctuary, St. Charles County, MO - Wednesday





WHAT: St. Louis area field trip, half-day (9:00-12:00), sponsored by St.
Louis Audubon Society.


WHEN: Wednesday, January 16, 2017

WHERE: Meet at Teal Pond parking lot, Riverlands. From the north side of
I-270 in north St. Louis County, take MO-367 north (signed to Alton). Cross
the Missouri River and continue past the stoplight at MO-94. Just before
you reach the bridge over the Mississippi to Alton, turn right at the gas
station. Go straight past the station to the intersection with Wise Road,
just beyond the pond; turn right there and go a short distance to the
parking lot.

MEETING TIME: 9:00 a.m.

TENTATIVE PLAN: The itinerary will be flexible. We will consolidate cars
as best we can and proceed to a series of vantage points around the
Riverlands area. If the ponds are frozen we will probably drive some of
the confluence road but only if it opens up by then.

WHO: Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not.

CONDITIONS: Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted.
It is frequently windy there.



LEADERS: Mike Grant and possibly one or two other members of the leader
group.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

iPhone 314-779-8032

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Date: 1/15/19 10:30 am
From: Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa...>
Subject: Harris Sparrow at Port Hudson CA
Delighted to spot a Harris sparrow in marsh area feeding with a large flock of Juncos along with a few Song, Am Tree, and White throated sparrows. We sat in the car just inside the entrance gate watching them for about 15 minutes. Other birds of interest were the lone Northern mockingbird which has been a regular out there the past two winters and one Hermit thrush feeding on Multiflora rose berries, in the creek just upstream from the culvert crossing.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51706664

Jack and Shirley Foreman
Rocky Ridge Birders
Franklin Co. Mo.

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Date: 1/15/19 10:26 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Rough-legged Hawk etc,. RMBS, Monday
A slightly belated report. Tom Parmeter and I spent several hours at
Riverlands yesterday and enjoyed watching a lot of birds against the
background of snow cover. The birds on Ellis Bay and Heron Pond shifted
around somewhat over time, and it seemed more kept arriving on Ellis, where
nearly all the Tundra Swans, diving ducks, and mergansers were. We ended up
with 18 waterfowl species -- not as many as on the Christmas Count, Jan. 1,
but still a nice variety.

Raptors included one handsome Rough-legged Hawk perching along Red School
Road at the south Riverlands boundary, then flying north across the
grassland toward Riverlands Way, plus a Peregrine (early AM) and a juvenile
Merlin (PM) in roughly the same location as the Rough-leg. Eagles are
beginning to accumulate in larger numbers.

Passerines were dominated by what seemed to be a big influx of American
Tree Sparrows, with over 200 birds estimated, especially around the Audubon
Center but also everywhere else in grassy areas.

Our list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51683069

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 1/14/19 6:13 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Brown Thrasher and Gray Catbird in Boone County
I was walking on E. Vemers Ford Road, just east of Bradford Farm, because
we were still snowed in with 21 inches of snow in our drive. I saw a Brown
Thrasher just east of the National Forest Parking Lot at 1.5 miles from
Rangeline Road. I saw a Gray Catbird about 100 west of the parking lot just
where the road starts to climb the hill. Both were responding to pishing
and later playback. They were along the stream next to the road. No good
photos yet.

Brad Jacobs
Boone County MO

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Date: 1/14/19 12:09 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Riverlands/Backyard birds
Drove up to Riverlands yesterday and variety and quantity of waterfowl was disappointing, I thought the storm might hav e blown in some good birds. Best birds were on Red School House road. 2 Peregrines on the high voltage towers between 367 and Riverlands and a few Lapland Longspurs with the Horned Larks on the side of the road between Riverlands and Cora Island road.
The storm did bring my firstSiskins of the season to my feeders along with a couple red breasted nuthatches.
Dave Haenni    Des Peres, MO

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Date: 1/14/19 4:34 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: RGV Report #5
Thanks for your report, Edge. Safe travels.

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Subject: RGV Report #5

The 9th we had an easy day, birding Lake Tio Cano area, the Feria park, and the Zacatel resaca from hwy. 281 (Military Hwy.)

Thursday was a strange alignment of the stars, as the President's advisors and I had the same routes and destinations planned. Shuddering at thoughts of crowds, motorcades, barricades, and the like, I deferred. We went instead to Estero Llano where we had our first look of the trip of Cave Swallows. Also showing us beautiful views were Virginia Rail, Pauraque, Cinnamon Teal, Yellow-throated Warbler, Green Jays, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Altamira Oriole, and the still begging juvenile Harris's Hawk with no parents nearby.

Friday we bid adieu to Ruth and Della and headed for the sites we'd been unable to visit before. We went to the Progresso Lakes silos south of Military Highway. There we sorted through many thousand Red-winged Blackbirds to find Yellow-headed Blackbirds and a few Bronzed Cowbirds, the targets for that area.

From there we drove to Fifth and Gardenia in the town of Hidalgo and enjoyed Monk Parakeets sitting on power lines. Two targets down, we were on a roll...and too cocky.

We dipped on the Burrowing Owl(s) at Granjeno AGAIN. Waited quite a while, scanning the rocks. We wanted to see the Ferruginous Hawk(s) for year birds, but arrived at the site to find it had been disked and the only raptor around was a kestrel. We went to the Border Patrol corral area and up onto the levee. No Hook-billed Kite.

Fortified with a good lunch at a small Mexican cafe, La Silla in Mission, we went back to search for the hawk and consoled ourselves with a slow cruise through Anzalduas County Park with a couple of short walks thrown in. Anzalduas is a favorite place with lots of good memories and it always has some fun birds to offer.

Then it was back to the rocks on the south side of the levee at Granjeno on Sharyland Road as shown on Google Maps. We sat...and sat. Finally, June called out, "I have one." It was sitting in the big rocks studiously ignoring us by keeping it's back turned. We scanned to the right and found two more. WOW! I am sure I was looking at the great or great-great grandchildren of the one I'd first searched for at this site.

Saturday was pack up and head out. We had two goals, both technically outside the Valley. First was the reported and photographed 14 Black Scoters seen in Corpus Christi Bay from Indian Point. They were there! New Texas bird for me. This is a fine site with a good variety of sea and seashore species. Then it was on to road P-13 immediately north of the Copano Bay causeway, and straight in to cruise Lamar Beach Rd. Wow again! Seven Whooping Cranes, several Sandhills, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, White and White-faced Ibis, spoonbills, and more.

Our Valley adventures this trip were very satisfying, bird-wise, and greatly enhanced with the fun of sharing with others.

May many of you get the opportunity to explore the sites and see the birds of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in the near future.

Edge Wade
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Date: 1/13/19 6:23 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: RGV Report #5
The 9th we had an easy day, birding Lake Tio Cano area, the Feria park, and the Zacatel resaca from hwy. 281 (Military Hwy.)

Thursday was a strange alignment of the stars, as the President's advisors and I had the same routes and destinations planned. Shuddering at thoughts of crowds, motorcades, barricades, and the like, I deferred. We went instead to Estero Llano where we had our first look of the trip of Cave Swallows. Also showing us beautiful views were Virginia Rail, Pauraque, Cinnamon Teal, Yellow-throated Warbler, Green Jays, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Altamira Oriole, and the still begging juvenile Harris's Hawk with no parents nearby.

Friday we bid adieu to Ruth and Della and headed for the sites we'd been unable to visit before. We went to the Progresso Lakes silos south of Military Highway. There we sorted through many thousand Red-winged Blackbirds to find Yellow-headed Blackbirds and a few Bronzed Cowbirds, the targets for that area.

From there we drove to Fifth and Gardenia in the town of Hidalgo and enjoyed Monk Parakeets sitting on power lines. Two targets down, we were on a roll...and too cocky.

We dipped on the Burrowing Owl(s) at Granjeno AGAIN. Waited quite a while, scanning the rocks. We wanted to see the Ferruginous Hawk(s) for year birds, but arrived at the site to find it had been disked and the only raptor around was a kestrel. We went to the Border Patrol corral area and up onto the levee. No Hook-billed Kite.

Fortified with a good lunch at a small Mexican cafe, La Silla in Mission, we went back to search for the hawk and consoled ourselves with a slow cruise through Anzalduas County Park with a couple of short walks thrown in. Anzalduas is a favorite place with lots of good memories and it always has some fun birds to offer.

Then it was back to the rocks on the south side of the levee at Granjeno on Sharyland Road as shown on Google Maps. We sat...and sat. Finally, June called out, "I have one." It was sitting in the big rocks studiously ignoring us by keeping it's back turned. We scanned to the right and found two more. WOW! I am sure I was looking at the great or great-great grandchildren of the one I'd first searched for at this site.

Saturday was pack up and head out. We had two goals, both technically outside the Valley. First was the reported and photographed 14 Black Scoters seen in Corpus Christi Bay from Indian Point. They were there! New Texas bird for me. This is a fine site with a good variety of sea and seashore species. Then it was on to road P-13 immediately north of the Copano Bay causeway, and straight in to cruise Lamar Beach Rd. Wow again! Seven Whooping Cranes, several Sandhills, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, White and White-faced Ibis, spoonbills, and more.

Our Valley adventures this trip were very satisfying, bird-wise, and greatly enhanced with the fun of sharing with others.

May many of you get the opportunity to explore the sites and see the birds of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in the near future.

Edge Wade
en route to Columbia, MO
<edgew...>

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Date: 1/13/19 9:09 am
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Re: eBird Mobile Update
In case there are novices out there on MOBIRDS, Cornell's Bird Academy has
an on-line, FREE course on eBird. I took it and found a number of items
that I was not familiar with.
Even after you complete the course, you can go back and use it as a
reference. There are links within the course to more advanced tools as you
become more familiar with this fabulous tool.
Mary Dueren

On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 6:05 PM Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> wrote:

> All,
>
>
>
> To use eBird mobile when out of internet range, you can use the Create
> Offline Checklist option. That worked well for me in Africa where I only
> had connectivity via Wi-Fi at the lodges.
>
>
>
> For more help,
>
>
>
>
> https://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/1880550-using-ebird-mobile-offline
>
>
>
>
>
> Mike Grant
>
> SLAS Trip Coordinator
>
> Chesterfield, MO
>
> <mikecurlew...>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> *On Behalf
> Of *Deepa Mohan
> *Sent:* Friday, January 11, 2019 5:36 PM
> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
> *Subject:* Re: eBird Mobile Update
>
>
>
> Enjoyed that very much! Thank you, Mike.
>
>
>
> I too have learnt from the questioning process, which is done by
> volunteers, and if not a better birder, I am at least a better bird-list
> maker now! It helps that the tone used in such queiries has also been
> carefully modulated.
>
>
>
> However, my mobile internet connectivity being patchy in the field here
> in India, I still come home and do my bird list!
>
>
>
> Cheers, Deepa.
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 4:09 AM Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> wrote:
>
> During yesterday’s excursion I noticed that eBird mobile had a new
> feature. You can now edit checklists submitted from eBird mobile by using
> eBird mobile. Before this upgrade you had to use the web interface to edit
> a submitted checklist.
>
>
>
> Lets say you have been birding for 3 hours in the St. Louis area and have
> only entered a few unknown chickadees and some cardinals via eBird mobile.
> You quit because your NBS wants you to do something that he or she
> considers productive and giving your wretched results you agree. Then
> let’s say that right after clicking submit a Prairie Falcon lands on your
> bird feeder pole and is eating a Mountain Bluebird. Once you regain your
> wits you can add those birds to your checklist easily with eBird mobile,
> rather than having to log in to the eBird website with a browser. Our
> eBird reviewers would probably want me to state that the Mountain Bluebird
> would have to still be kicking in order to count it.
>
>
>
> As for using eBird, it drives me crazy sometimes and I hate having my
> submissions questioned. But that review process has corrected ID mistakes
> that I and my professional guides have made. I also figure that I want
> what I am doing to be useful to science both now and in the future. I
> suspect that as eBird grows that it will become the defacto source for any
> avian studies so if you want to contribute you ought to be using it.
>
>
>
> Mike Grant
>
> SLAS Trip Coordinator
>
> Chesterfield, MO
>
> <mikecurlew...>
>
>
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Date: 1/11/19 4:05 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Re: eBird Mobile Update
All,



To use eBird mobile when out of internet range, you can use the Create Offline Checklist option. That worked well for me in Africa where I only had connectivity via Wi-Fi at the lodges.



For more help,



https://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/1880550-using-ebird-mobile-offline





Mike Grant

SLAS Trip Coordinator

Chesterfield, MO

<mikecurlew...>







From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Deepa Mohan
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 5:36 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: eBird Mobile Update



Enjoyed that very much! Thank you, Mike.



I too have learnt from the questioning process, which is done by volunteers, and if not a better birder, I am at least a better bird-list maker now! It helps that the tone used in such queiries has also been carefully modulated.



However, my mobile internet connectivity being patchy in the field here in India, I still come home and do my bird list!



Cheers, Deepa.



On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 4:09 AM Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> <mailto:<mikecurlew...> > wrote:

During yesterday’s excursion I noticed that eBird mobile had a new feature. You can now edit checklists submitted from eBird mobile by using eBird mobile. Before this upgrade you had to use the web interface to edit a submitted checklist.



Lets say you have been birding for 3 hours in the St. Louis area and have only entered a few unknown chickadees and some cardinals via eBird mobile. You quit because your NBS wants you to do something that he or she considers productive and giving your wretched results you agree. Then let’s say that right after clicking submit a Prairie Falcon lands on your bird feeder pole and is eating a Mountain Bluebird. Once you regain your wits you can add those birds to your checklist easily with eBird mobile, rather than having to log in to the eBird website with a browser. Our eBird reviewers would probably want me to state that the Mountain Bluebird would have to still be kicking in order to count it.



As for using eBird, it drives me crazy sometimes and I hate having my submissions questioned. But that review process has corrected ID mistakes that I and my professional guides have made. I also figure that I want what I am doing to be useful to science both now and in the future. I suspect that as eBird grows that it will become the defacto source for any avian studies so if you want to contribute you ought to be using it.



Mike Grant

SLAS Trip Coordinator

Chesterfield, MO

<mikecurlew...> <mailto:<mikecurlew...>



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Date: 1/11/19 3:36 pm
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...>
Subject: Re: eBird Mobile Update
Enjoyed that very much! Thank you, Mike.

I too have learnt from the questioning process, which is done by
volunteers, and if not a better birder, I am at least a better bird-list
maker now! It helps that the tone used in such queiries has also been
carefully modulated.

However, my mobile internet connectivity being patchy in the field here in
India, I still come home and do my bird list!

Cheers, Deepa.

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 4:09 AM Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> wrote:

> During yesterday’s excursion I noticed that eBird mobile had a new
> feature. You can now edit checklists submitted from eBird mobile by using
> eBird mobile. Before this upgrade you had to use the web interface to edit
> a submitted checklist.
>
>
>
> Lets say you have been birding for 3 hours in the St. Louis area and have
> only entered a few unknown chickadees and some cardinals via eBird mobile.
> You quit because your NBS wants you to do something that he or she
> considers productive and giving your wretched results you agree. Then
> let’s say that right after clicking submit a Prairie Falcon lands on your
> bird feeder pole and is eating a Mountain Bluebird. Once you regain your
> wits you can add those birds to your checklist easily with eBird mobile,
> rather than having to log in to the eBird website with a browser. Our
> eBird reviewers would probably want me to state that the Mountain Bluebird
> would have to still be kicking in order to count it.
>
>
>
> As for using eBird, it drives me crazy sometimes and I hate having my
> submissions questioned. But that review process has corrected ID mistakes
> that I and my professional guides have made. I also figure that I want
> what I am doing to be useful to science both now and in the future. I
> suspect that as eBird grows that it will become the defacto source for any
> avian studies so if you want to contribute you ought to be using it.
>
>
>
> Mike Grant
>
> SLAS Trip Coordinator
>
> Chesterfield, MO
>
> <mikecurlew...>
>
>
>
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>
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>
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> View, MO Details and Online Registration
> <http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx>
>

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Date: 1/11/19 2:46 pm
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bootheel Birds -- Shorebirds
I normally see shorebirds (mostly yellowlegs, least sandpipers and sometimes dowitchers and dunlin) throughout the winter months in the deep bootheel (Dunklin and Pemiscot Counties), but not this year.

Other than a few Least Sandpipers, shorebirds have been entirely absent. Even things that should be common like ducks, red-winged blackbirds, short-eared owls, and large groups of sparrows are not being seen like in years past.

But today, I found my first significant flock--at least 55 Greater Yellowlegs in one field near the north end of the Hornersville Swamp CA. I also found a single, nearly pure flock of Rusty Blackbirds earlier this week with over 1000 birds--the most Rusty Blackbirds I've ever seen.

Maybe things are starting to change.

Tim Jones
Dunklin County

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Date: 1/11/19 2:38 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: eBird Mobile Update
During yesterday's excursion I noticed that eBird mobile had a new feature.
You can now edit checklists submitted from eBird mobile by using eBird
mobile. Before this upgrade you had to use the web interface to edit a
submitted checklist.



Lets say you have been birding for 3 hours in the St. Louis area and have
only entered a few unknown chickadees and some cardinals via eBird mobile.
You quit because your NBS wants you to do something that he or she considers
productive and giving your wretched results you agree. Then let's say that
right after clicking submit a Prairie Falcon lands on your bird feeder pole
and is eating a Mountain Bluebird. Once you regain your wits you can add
those birds to your checklist easily with eBird mobile, rather than having
to log in to the eBird website with a browser. Our eBird reviewers would
probably want me to state that the Mountain Bluebird would have to still be
kicking in order to count it.



As for using eBird, it drives me crazy sometimes and I hate having my
submissions questioned. But that review process has corrected ID mistakes
that I and my professional guides have made. I also figure that I want what
I am doing to be useful to science both now and in the future. I suspect
that as eBird grows that it will become the defacto source for any avian
studies so if you want to contribute you ought to be using it.



Mike Grant

SLAS Trip Coordinator

Chesterfield, MO

<mikecurlew...>




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Date: 1/11/19 2:15 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Society Trip at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles County, MO - Wednesday


WHAT: St. Louis area field trip, half-day (9:00-12:00), sponsored by St.
Louis Audubon Society.


WHEN: Wednesday, January 16, 2017

WHERE: Meet at Teal Pond parking lot, Riverlands. From the north side of
I-270 in north St. Louis County, take MO-367 north (signed to Alton). Cross
the Missouri River and continue past the stoplight at MO-94. Just before
you reach the bridge over the Mississippi to Alton, turn right at the gas
station. Go straight past the station to the intersection with Wise Road,
just beyond the pond; turn right there and go a short distance to the
parking lot.

MEETING TIME: 9:00 a.m.

TENTATIVE PLAN: The itinerary will be flexible. We will consolidate cars
as best we can and proceed to a series of vantage points around the
Riverlands area. If the ponds are frozen we will probably drive some of
the confluence road but only if it opens up by then.

WHO: Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not.

CONDITIONS: Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted.
It is frequently windy there.



LEADERS: Mike Grant and possibly one or two other members of the leader
group.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

iPhone 314-779-8032

<mikecurlew...>




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Date: 1/11/19 1:55 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Mountain Bluebird
Thursday I drove from Chesterfield to try for the Mountain Bluebird. That
is a long drive. When I arrived at the prairie I discovered that MDC had
set it on fire! My hopes dimmed. Still I spent several hours driving on
82, H, SW900 and other roads and added some year birds but no MOBL. Facing
the long drive home I gave up about 3:15 and headed east. About 3:45 my
phone rang and it was a Mennonite birder. He reported that the bird had
been found along H about a half mile north of 82. I turned around and as I
got close I found a Mennonite family watching a Short-eared Owl. I told
them about the MOBL and after a few photos of the SEOW joined them and the
16 year old that had found the MOBL. It was a long way away by then and not
a good view. We moved closer but lost it when we relocated. After 30
minutes the 16 year old found it again on another fence line. Much better
view. Then he nonchalantly announced that a Prairie Falcon was perched in a
tree in the same field. Two state birds, as long as they both survive
scrutiny.



Many thanks to all involved in getting me to turn around, as they had no
info to go on other than my "Curlew" license plate. I think that calls to
Charlie Burwick and Al Smith got them my cell number and resulted in me
getting the birds and being a happy birder!



Checklist with SEOW photo:



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51543823



Checklist with distant and dark Prairie Falcon photo:



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51536856



No photos of the MOBL, rats.



Mike Grant

SLAS Trip Coordinator

Chesterfield, MO

<mikecurlew...>




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Date: 1/10/19 4:48 pm
From: Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...>
Subject: Re: RGV Report #4
So much fun to read your reports, Edge. Brings back memories galore. And
glad to be updated on the Seedeater's new name, Morelet's. That bird was
quite a chase and took many trips to add him to my life list. New name
doesn't seem to fit this charming little bird. Thanks for sharing your
interesting days!

Jo Ann Eldridge, Kearney, Clay co.
<joann621...>

On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 10:24 PM Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:

> After a leisurly breakfast we took a mid morning walk around the
> university resaca, seeing 35 species with Della and Ruth on the morning of
> Jan. 6. Birds seen were Black Phoebe, Least Grebe, Black-bellied
> Whistling-Duck, 3 species of kingfisher, anhinga, both cormorants, Common
> Gallinule, Green Heron, Tricolored Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron and
> White Ibis. After a picnic at Estero Llano SP we relocated the Common
> Pauraque near the entrance and went to the viewing deck where we observed
> several of the regular species before winds drove us to the car.
>
> We made a short detour onto J.Hernandez Rd. west of the intersection of
> 1015 and 281 (Military Highway) to view the sod farm grassland with
> Long-billed Curlew. This is a site that will disappear, as a housing
> development is going in, one house at a time. We topped off the day with a
> visit to Oliveiera Park for the parrot fly-in. The high winds sent them to
> a couple trees near the skeatboard area. We found them only after heavy
> dusk had settled in.
>
> The sixth looked like the best weather day for a foray upriver to
> Salineno. We weren't disappointed. Audubon's and Hooded Orioles joined
> the Altamira for a color contest. The "regulars" were there and a
> Clay-colored Thrush made its first appearance of the season. We dipped
> again on the Morelet's Seedeater, but had a good short productive walk.
> Sparrows stayed down along the Dump Road.
>
> Falcon SP was good birding, with 39 species, including some roadrunners.
> We were invited to sit at campsite 125 and watch feeder birds. The feeders
> were active. Northern Bobwhite
>
> Tuseday, Jan. 8 produced some good birding as we headed for Boca Chica
> beach via TX 4. Chihuahuan Ravens, White-tailed and Harris's Hawks,
> caracara and White-tailed Kites, a Common Ground-Dove and Loggerhead
> Shrikes had us stopping frequently. Boca Chica Beach was slim pickins by
> our expectations. No Sandwich Terns joined the roost with the Forster's,
> Caspian and Royal Terns.
>
> We backtracked on Hwy. 4 to get around the Brownsville Ship Channel to get
> to Hwy. 48 toward South Padre Island. We stopped on Hwy. 4 on this pass to
> take photos of the Space X facilities. None of this complex was here a
> year ago. A rocket sits in two parts, with a crane attached to move the
> cone section atop the base. Much earth moving is being done a little
> further down the road to build the base for the launch pad. Amazing what a
> few billion dollars can do. We didn't make a down payment on a reservation
> for and extraterrestrial flight.
>
> The Shrimp basin bridge/Zapata boat ramp along Hwy. 48 was a superb site,
> as usual, with many species, including good looks at oystercatchers and
> skimmers.
>
> Lunch was at Isabel's in Port Isabel, a small very good Mexican
> restaurant. Then came the highlight of the day at the Aplomado Viewing
> site. A pair was sitting on the nest platform. We'd tried several times
> the first week and they were no shows.
>
> SPI birding was good. No small plovers were seen, Clapper Rail was heard
> only. Fourteen Roseate Spoonbills were on the pond near the boardwalk,
> looking like overgrone water Lilies. Red-breasted Mergansers fed closer to
> us than the lone Common Loon June found.
>
> We ended the day with dinner at Pirate's Landing for seafood all around.
>
> Edge Wade
> Brownsville, TX
> <edgew...>
>
>
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Date: 1/10/19 9:38 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Eastern Meadowlarks
Columbia Bottoms
1-10-19 @ 0900


Rock road just before Maintenance shed two Eastern Meadowlarks. This is a common place for them just not this time of year.

Also: 1. Saw a northern harrier drive off a coyote and take over his breakfast
2. Many red tailed hawks and one was extremely dark, almost black,

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Date: 1/9/19 8:24 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: RGV Report #4
After a leisurly breakfast we took a mid morning walk around the university resaca, seeing 35 species with Della and Ruth on the morning of Jan. 6. Birds seen were Black Phoebe, Least Grebe, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, 3 species of kingfisher, anhinga, both cormorants, Common Gallinule, Green Heron, Tricolored Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron and White Ibis. After a picnic at Estero Llano SP we relocated the Common Pauraque near the entrance and went to the viewing deck where we observed several of the regular species before winds drove us to the car.

We made a short detour onto J.Hernandez Rd. west of the intersection of 1015 and 281 (Military Highway) to view the sod farm grassland with Long-billed Curlew. This is a site that will disappear, as a housing development is going in, one house at a time. We topped off the day with a visit to Oliveiera Park for the parrot fly-in. The high winds sent them to a couple trees near the skeatboard area. We found them only after heavy dusk had settled in.

The sixth looked like the best weather day for a foray upriver to Salineno. We weren't disappointed. Audubon's and Hooded Orioles joined the Altamira for a color contest. The "regulars" were there and a Clay-colored Thrush made its first appearance of the season. We dipped again on the Morelet's Seedeater, but had a good short productive walk. Sparrows stayed down along the Dump Road.

Falcon SP was good birding, with 39 species, including some roadrunners. We were invited to sit at campsite 125 and watch feeder birds. The feeders were active. Northern Bobwhite

Tuseday, Jan. 8 produced some good birding as we headed for Boca Chica beach via TX 4. Chihuahuan Ravens, White-tailed and Harris's Hawks, caracara and White-tailed Kites, a Common Ground-Dove and Loggerhead Shrikes had us stopping frequently. Boca Chica Beach was slim pickins by our expectations. No Sandwich Terns joined the roost with the Forster's, Caspian and Royal Terns.

We backtracked on Hwy. 4 to get around the Brownsville Ship Channel to get to Hwy. 48 toward South Padre Island. We stopped on Hwy. 4 on this pass to take photos of the Space X facilities. None of this complex was here a year ago. A rocket sits in two parts, with a crane attached to move the cone section atop the base. Much earth moving is being done a little further down the road to build the base for the launch pad. Amazing what a few billion dollars can do. We didn't make a down payment on a reservation for and extraterrestrial flight.

The Shrimp basin bridge/Zapata boat ramp along Hwy. 48 was a superb site, as usual, with many species, including good looks at oystercatchers and skimmers.

Lunch was at Isabel's in Port Isabel, a small very good Mexican restaurant. Then came the highlight of the day at the Aplomado Viewing site. A pair was sitting on the nest platform. We'd tried several times the first week and they were no shows.

SPI birding was good. No small plovers were seen, Clapper Rail was heard only. Fourteen Roseate Spoonbills were on the pond near the boardwalk, looking like overgrone water Lilies. Red-breasted Mergansers fed closer to us than the lone Common Loon June found.

We ended the day with dinner at Pirate's Landing for seafood all around.

Edge Wade
Brownsville, TX
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Date: 1/9/19 11:20 am
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary...>
Subject: Wings Over Weston ~ Feeder Request (No Sighting)
Dear fellow birders,

Wings Over Weston is seeking the donation of used bird feeders. If you have
any old feeders you'd like to donate to Wings Over Weston, please contact me
off list to arrange a meet up.



One of our stations at Wings Over Weston is an opportunity for children to
tell us why they want or need a bird feeder for their yard. They can write
us a paragraph and/or draw us a picture. Once completed, they are given a
free feeder to take home and we post their papers to our Facebook page which
brings laughs and joy.



We have volunteers who clean and fix the feeders each year before they are
ready for Wings Over Weston. Currently, we need approximately 150 used /
old bird feeders.



Thank you!

Christine Kline

Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County

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Christine Kline

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Burroughs Audubon

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Date: 1/9/19 10:51 am
From: Loyd, Kendell R <Kendell892...>
Subject: Kendell Loyd: 2018 Missouri Big Year List
Hello fellow birders,

Below is a link to my Missouri Big Year checklist from 2018. At the beginning of this year, I knew very few of you; however, through the experience of this Big Year the birds have brought many of us closer together. Thank you to every one of you who helped me along the way. I held a full-time job throughout 2018 and I could not have done it without the assistance of others. Congratulations to Brad Jacobs and Steve & Debbie Martin for all breaking the 1991 record. It has been an amazing year for birding in Missouri.

For my Big Year, I referred to the Audubon Society of Missouri (ASM) Checklist for countable species. For all other regulations, I deferred to the American Birding Association (ABA) Recording Rules and followed them within the boundaries of Missouri.

For any reintroduced indigenous species, I adhered to the ABA rulings on countability of selected populations where wild hatching has occurred.

For exotic species that have become established in or near Missouri, I ensured that each bird met all eight criteria set forth by the ABA when determining the status of established exotics.

Documentation in the form of photographs and/or recordings was attempted for all rare, casual, and accidental species. I included links to the ABA documents referenced above.

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Kendell Loyd Missouri Big Year List 2018 Num. SPECIES DATE LOCATION 1 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 19 May Nash Pond, Scott 2 Snow Goose 06 Jan W Golden CIty, Barton 3 Rosss Goose 13 Jan Lamar, Barton 4 Greater White-fronted Goose 20 Jan Southern Hills Ponds, Greene ...



ABA Recording Rules:
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ABA Reintroduced Indigenous Species:
http://listing.aba.org/reintroduced-indigenous-species/

ABA Criteria for Determining Establishment of Exotics:
http://listing.aba.org/criteria-determining-establishment-exotics/



Kendell Loyd

Logan-Rogersville High School

Greater Ozarks Audubon Society

Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems

573-776-0901

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Date: 1/8/19 7:22 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: woodpecker sweep
Good job, Larry!

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Hi MO. birders,
I set out for a winter woodpecker sweep yesterday on Jan. 7, 2019.
There are seven regular woodies in our state. I made it in less than
two hours ! All Jasper County, Joplin.
I thought it would have taken me longer than that !

05 Red-headed Woodpecker
13 Red-bellied Woodpecker
02 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
04 Downy Woodpecker
01 Hairy Woodpecker (one male)
13 Northern Flicker (all yellow)
02 Pileated Wood. (pair in courtship behavior}!

Good birding to all in 2019 !
Larry, in Joplin.
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Date: 1/8/19 2:46 pm
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: Long-tailed Duck - Scott County.
The Long-tailed Duck is still present at Brenda Kay Quarry, Scott County.
Observed from 332, south of the quarry. Loosely associating with Common
Goldeneye. A Common Loon was also present.

Diane Bricmont
STLCO

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Date: 1/8/19 11:44 am
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: woodpecker sweep
Hi MO. birders,
I set out for a winter woodpecker sweep yesterday on Jan. 7, 2019.
There are seven regular woodies in our state. I made it in less than
two hours ! All Jasper County, Joplin.
I thought it would have taken me longer than that !

05 Red-headed Woodpecker
13 Red-bellied Woodpecker
02 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
04 Downy Woodpecker
01 Hairy Woodpecker (one male)
13 Northern Flicker (all yellow)
02 Pileated Wood. (pair in courtship behavior}!

Good birding to all in 2019 !
Larry, in Joplin.
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Date: 1/8/19 8:15 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: RGV Report #3
What a wonderful report! So jealous.
Marge

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Subject: RGV Report #3

January 4 dawned warm and windless. It began with 40 Red-crowned Parrots landing in the trees outside the condo door. What a treat--visually and aurally. We cruised Military Hwy. heading west, with a stop at El Zacatal, a resaca (oxbow lake) just across the Hidalgo Co. line. It was a pretty good roadside stop. 24 species, including 4 species of duck, all three kingfishers, Altamira Oriole, and Harris's Hawk.

The destination of the day was Frontera Audubon Center ($5 adults, $4 seniors). We got the target bird, Golden-crowned Warbler, thanks to Diane's superior and well-trained ears. Also enjoyed were Blue-headed Vireo, Nashville Warbler, Ladder-back and Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker among the 27 species.

Estero Llano SP gave us year birds including Fulvous Whistling Duck, Cinnamon Teal, 3 Common Pauraque, and Tropical Parula, with about 45 species for the two portions of the park.

We took a morning stroll around the University resaca and a drive through the campus south of University St. On Jan. 5. The total was more than 40 species including Anhinga, Least Grebe, Tropical and Couch's Kingbird (most in the vicinity at this time of year these days are Tropical), Black Phoebe, Black-throated Green and Wilson's Warbler.


Edge Wade
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Date: 1/8/19 6:31 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: RGV Report #3
January 4 dawned warm and windless. It began with 40 Red-crowned Parrots landing in the trees outside the condo door. What a treat--visually and aurally. We cruised Military Hwy. heading west, with a stop at El Zacatal, a resaca (oxbow lake) just across the Hidalgo Co. line. It was a pretty good roadside stop. 24 species, including 4 species of duck, all three kingfishers, Altamira Oriole, and Harris's Hawk.

The destination of the day was Frontera Audubon Center ($5 adults, $4 seniors). We got the target bird, Golden-crowned Warbler, thanks to Diane's superior and well-trained ears. Also enjoyed were Blue-headed Vireo, Nashville Warbler, Ladder-back and Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker among the 27 species.

Estero Llano SP gave us year birds including Fulvous Whistling Duck, Cinnamon Teal, 3 Common Pauraque, and Tropical Parula, with about 45 species for the two portions of the park.

We took a morning stroll around the University resaca and a drive through the campus south of University St. On Jan. 5. The total was more than 40 species including Anhinga, Least Grebe, Tropical and Couch's Kingbird (most in the vicinity at this time of year these days are Tropical), Black Phoebe, Black-throated Green and Wilson's Warbler.


Edge Wade
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Date: 1/7/19 8:24 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Society Trip at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles County, MO - Trip Report
On a beautiful day for January (temps 40-50 degrees, sunshine and only a
mild breeze) the group of about 22 gathered at Teal Pond. The best birds at
the pond were a single male Hooded Merganser and 2 Herring Gulls.



With the plan to bird with that bright sun at our backs we drove to the dam.
That served as only a turnaround as there wasn't anything there another than
a couple of Ring-billed Gulls. We drove back on Riverlands Way and stopped
at a vantage point to scan the swans. I put the number at 175 Trumpeter
Swans but I wasn't able to find any Tundras. The swans were actively
feeding and often had a ring of mud on the ends of their bills. The group
enjoyed watching a Bald Eagle sitting on a stationary snag as another one
floated past it on a log.



Moving closer to Heron Pond we worked that body of water. It held a large
number of Greater White-Fronted Geese and Mallards with lesser numbers of
Snow Geese (both phases) Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback and
Redheads. A Red-tailed Hawk was spotted soaring then perched in the
distance. Walking over to the Ellis Bay side we had better views of
Bufflehead and a few Ruddy Ducks.



Moving to the parking lot with the pavilion and vault toilets we scoped
Common Mergansers and a single Common Goldeneye.



The Audubon Center was a zoo of people as our trip coincided with the Alton
Audubon Eagle Ice Festival and it as a very nice day which prompted many
people to come to the center. We had to park about a quarter of a mile away
but the walk on the sidewalk added White-crowned, Song and Eurasian Tree
Sparrows. A Kestrel zoomed by as we walked near the water.



A few of us drove to Lincoln Shields, which was a waste of time as only
Ring-billed Gulls were there.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51340443



Email me if you want this shared to you.



Before the official start time Dick P. reported a Tundra Swan and I saw a
Northern Harrier, but neither are on the checklist. And a few people
reported a Great Blue Heron well after it was seen by them (not me) so that
also isn't on the checklist.



Happy New Birding Year,



Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:23 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Society Trip at Riverlands Migratory Bird
Sanctuary, St. Charles County, MO



WHAT: St. Louis area field trip, half-day (9:00-12:00), sponsored by St.
Louis Audubon Society.


WHEN: Saturday, January 5, 2017

WHERE: Meet at Teal Pond parking lot, Riverlands. From the north side of
I-270 in north St. Louis County, take MO-367 north (signed to Alton). Cross
the Missouri River and continue past the stoplight at MO-94. Just before
you reach the bridge over the Mississippi to Alton, turn right at the gas
station. Go straight past the station to the intersection with Wise Road,
just beyond the pond; turn right there and go a short distance to the
parking lot.

MEETING TIME: 9:00 a.m. If you arrive earlier you likely will see more
swans.

TENTATIVE PLAN: The itinerary will be flexible. We will consolidate cars
as best we can and proceed to a series of vantage points around the
Riverlands area.

WHO: Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not. eBird shows 53 species reported at Riverlands on Jan 1 so it will be
a great place to kick start your 2019 list.

CONDITIONS: Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted.
Remember that in the winter it always feels colder at Riverlands.





LEADERS: Mike Grant and possibly one or two other members of the leader
group.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 1/6/19 6:45 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: RGV Report #2
We've been birding hard enough that evenings were full with bird listing, supper and bed. No time for fluff or reporting.

Weather was uncooperative on the first for our run upriver to Salineno for our sit. Wind and chill contributed to another year of missing the Morrelet's (formerly White-collared) Seedeaters near the boat ramp. Yard sitting was pleasant, but not as productive as we're used to. No Hooded Oriole has been coming in and the lone Audubon's Oriole failed to show while we were there (a.m. and p.m.). No Clay-colored Thrush, no Curved-billed Thrasher, no Lincoln's Sparrow. Still, this is the best spot in Texas to sit and watch birds.

We skipped the Salineno dump road because the wind was so strong all sparrows were hunkered. The only roadrunner we've seen was at Falcon Dam State Park--sitting all puffed up and miserable in a tree. The county park was as barren as I've ever seen it. I'll take drizzle over high wind for birding success.

On the second we returned to Estero Llano State Park and found Pine and Tennessee Warblers, but not the Tropical Parula. After a lunch at Nana's we cruised Hwy. 100 searching for Aplomado Falcon. No luck. The wind was still a big negative factor.

The route home was on TX 48 from Port Isabel to Brownsville, with the Shrimp Basin/Zapata fishing area on the way. There we had a pretty good mix including American Oystercatcher, Ruddy Turnstone, avocets, stilts, Long-billed Curlew, and terns.

Boca Chica Beach on the 3rd was marginal due to the wind. We had Eared Grebes in the rough surf with one dolphin. The tern roost at the north end had Caspian and Royals and Forster's.

Cruising TX 100 for falcons was no better than before.

Still, we were racking up good sightings of many species and spirits were high.

Falling asleep now with visions of Green Jays and Cinnamon Teal crowding into a tired brain.

Bodacious birding for 2019 to all. More later.

Edge Wade
Brownsville, TX
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Date: 1/6/19 10:29 am
From: millert832 <millert832...>
Subject: Re: Large Number of Swans in Central MO
My wife and I were on the east side of St. Joseph,  MO yesterday morning and, we too, saw a tremendous "river of blackbirds"!!Impossible to estimate numbers...each small portion contained hundreds of birds....
Terry L MillerPlattsburg, MO <millert832...> 


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On Jan. 5, between 4:30 and 5:00 pm we saw two large groups of swans east of Hwy 151, between the pipeline substation and Audrain County Rd 116.  We counted 190 swans in one
group; all that were close enough to identify were Trumpeter Swans. The 2nd group was farther away and consisted of about 55 birds. While watching the swans and others species present a “River of Blackbirds” passed overhead for at least 20 minutes.
Impossible to estimate how many birds were there! Complete report will go up on Ebird later today.
 
Good Birding, Susan
 
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Date: 1/6/19 10:14 am
From: A John Solodar <00000080ae80c86c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Waves of Birds
Susan’s report of a river of blackbirds prompts me to report a similar sighting, but from a different place.

Nancy and I recently observed wave after wave of Great Cormorants, at least 1000 birds total in a period of about 2 hrs just north of Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec 23. These wonderful sights are what some parts of birding are all about.

John

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> On Jan 6, 2019, at 10:37 AM, Hazelwood, Susan <HazelwoodS...> wrote:
>
> On Jan. 5, between 4:30 and 5:00 pm we saw two large groups of swans east of Hwy 151, between the pipeline substation and Audrain County Rd 116. We counted 190 swans in one group; all that were close enough to identify were Trumpeter Swans. The 2nd group was farther away and consisted of about 55 birds. While watching the swans and others species present a “River of Blackbirds” passed overhead for at least 20 minutes. Impossible to estimate how many birds were there! Complete report will go up on Ebird later today.
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> Good Birding, Susan
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> Susan Hazelwood
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Date: 1/6/19 9:52 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: Large Number of Swans in Central MO
What a wonderful sight, Susan!

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Subject: Large Number of Swans in Central MO

On Jan. 5, between 4:30 and 5:00 pm we saw two large groups of swans east of Hwy 151, between the pipeline substation and Audrain County Rd 116. We counted 190 swans in one group; all that were close enough to identify were Trumpeter Swans. The 2nd group was farther away and consisted of about 55 birds. While watching the swans and others species present a River of Blackbirds passed overhead for at least 20 minutes. Impossible to estimate how many birds were there! Complete report will go up on Ebird later today.

Good Birding, Susan

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Date: 1/6/19 8:38 am
From: Hazelwood, Susan <HazelwoodS...>
Subject: Large Number of Swans in Central MO
On Jan. 5, between 4:30 and 5:00 pm we saw two large groups of swans east of Hwy 151, between the pipeline substation and Audrain County Rd 116. We counted 190 swans in one group; all that were close enough to identify were Trumpeter Swans. The 2nd group was farther away and consisted of about 55 birds. While watching the swans and others species present a "River of Blackbirds" passed overhead for at least 20 minutes. Impossible to estimate how many birds were there! Complete report will go up on Ebird later today.

Good Birding, Susan

Susan Hazelwood
Columbia, MO
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Date: 1/6/19 6:48 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Re: Corrections on Brad's Big Year List
One more thing on my Big Year List. I managed to correct all the errors,
but I forgot to erase the Common Yellowthroat, Palm Warbler and Leconte's
Sparrow from their old place after I entered them in the correct locations.
So, just scratch out these species that were erroneously in the chickadees,
nuthatches and woodpeckers before I typed them in their correct location. I
do appreciate folks letting me know about the errors on the list. Let me
know if you find more.

I should go birding soon.

Brad Jacobs

On Sun, Jan 6, 2019 at 7:57 AM Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
wrote:

> Thanks to a birding friend from Jefferson City, who pointed out that I
> had a few numbers missing and doubled up, and species out of order. I have
> redone the list and moved the species to their correct taxonomic locations
> and removed several doubled numbers. I didn't use the very complicated
> eBird downloaded csv file and in the process of converting all the
> locations to counties, I did a sorting that messed a few numbers and order
> of species.
>
> Brad Jacobs
>
>
> Below I am sharing my 2018 Big Year bird list. As many of you know I tried
> to break Tim Barksdale’s 1991 record in 2017 and ended up at 310 species.
> Tim helped me find several species in 2017 and again in 2018. Many other
> birders were very helpful in finding new birds, especially vagrants, or
> joining me in the field on many days. The year 2018 was an amazing year for
> rare, casual and accidental birds.
>
> I used The Audubon Society of Missouri <https://mobirds.org/> (ASM)
> Annotated Checklist <https://mobirds.org/Birds/MOChecklist.aspx> as my
> source for birds and their status. All my observations of rare, casual, and
> accidental species, as well as many of the common and uncommon species
> included ID comments on the eBird checklists for review by the eBird
> reviewer team. I submitted documentation for the casual and accidental
> species and other species on the Documentation Review List
> <https://mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/ReviewList.aspx> for review by the
> Missouri Bird Records Committee (MBRC
> <https://mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/>). I especially tried to get
> photographs of all of the rare, casual, and accidental species or sketched
> the birds in the field when I wasn’t able to get to my camera in time.
>
> I followed the American Birding Association Recording Rules within the
> boundaries of Missouri with one exception I used the ASM Checklist for
> countable species. I didn’t include any species that were considered
> domestic, zoo escapes, exotic: such as Egyptian Goose, Gray Lag Goose,
> Black Swan, Mute Swan, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Shelduck, etc. I have seen
> all of these in Missouri over the past 30 years. I did count Ring-necked
> Pheasant as it is considered naturalized, but counted no other pheasant
> species that have been seen in Missouri. I only counted birds that were
> alive, wild and unrestrained. E.g. the Ruffed Grouse released in 2018 in
> Missouri, or bird involved in or influenced by mist-netting or banding
> operations. I didn’t count bird’s eggs unless I saw the bird.
>
> In 2017 before I started my 2018 Big Year, I listed 6 items that I hoped
> to accomplish in 2018 by doing a Big Year.
>
> 1) Find more than 314 species of birds in one year. I did that by
> 26 September 2018.
>
> 2) Get a lot more folks involved in trying to break their previous
> year's species and checklists totals.
>
> 3) Help birders add some rigor to their observational skills by
> using multiple ID characters to document and report any bird unusual
> species so that all birders can learn and replicate the approach.
>
> 4) Report all "good" birds, i.e. birds that others might want to try
> and locate and do it in a timely fashion.
>
> 5) Document observed MBRC review list species and post on mobirds.org
> .
>
> 6) Develop and establish a Big Year-like process, structure, special
> events and rules to follow.
>
>
>
> While I thoroughly enjoyed 2018, I understand how crazy it was. Doing a
> Big Year like Tim did in 1991, and Kendell, Steve, Debbie, and myself did
> in 2018, when we all passed Tim’s record, might have been a function of an
> exceptional year for unusual birds to show up in Missouri. I’d like to
> think it also had a lot to do with eBird and the immediacy of knowing when
> a bird was reported and where it was observed. I don’t know for sure, but
> based on all the new birder names on eBird we may also see an increase in
> unusual bird sightings in the future.
>
>
>
> I would love to see the Big Year lists of others, including Tim’s from
> 1991 which I have never seen. I hope you all start thinking about birding,
> including studying the bird books and finding a mentor to go into the field
> with.
>
> Below is my Big Year summary of bird species observed in 2018. It includes
> the species name, number of individuals observed on the date and in the
> county listed.
>
> No. Species
> Count Location Date
>
> 1
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 20-May-18
>
> 2
>
> Snow Goose
>
> 400
>
> Barton
>
> 13-Jan-18
>
> 3
>
> Ross's Goose
>
> 2
>
> Barton
>
> 13-Jan-18
>
> 4
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose
>
> 360
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 5
>
> Cackling Goose
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 8-Jan-18
>
> 6
>
> Canada Goose
>
> 25
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 7
>
> Trumpeter Swan
>
> 4
>
> Boone
>
> 4-Jan-18
>
> 8
>
> Tundra Swan
>
> 4
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 9
>
> Wood Duck
>
> 5
>
> St. Clair
>
> 23-Feb-18
>
> 10
>
> Blue-winged Teal
>
> 2
>
> Greene
>
> 2-Mar-18
>
> 11
>
> Cinnamon Teal
>
> 2
>
> Greene
>
> 2-Mar-18
>
> 12
>
> Northern Shoveler
>
> 43
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Jan-18
>
> 13
>
> Gadwall
>
> 31
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Jan-18
>
> 14
>
> American Wigeon
>
> 4
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Jan-18
>
> 15
>
> Mallard
>
> 75
>
> Macon
>
> 5-Jan-18
>
> 16
>
> American Black Duck
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 17-Jan-18
>
> 17
>
> Mottled Duck
>
> 1
>
> Holt
>
> 29-May-18
>
> 18
>
> Northern Pintail
>
> 2
>
> Clay
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 19
>
> Green-winged Teal
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 20
>
> Canvasback
>
> 6
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Jan-18
>
> 21
>
> Redhead
>
> 9
>
> Saline
>
> 1-Feb-18
>
> 22
>
> Ring-necked Duck
>
> 50
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Jan-18
>
> 23
>
> Greater Scaup
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 24
>
> Lesser Scaup
>
> 10
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 25
>
> Surf Scoter
>
> 3
>
> Franklin
>
> 29-Mar-18
>
> 26
>
> White-winged Scoter
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Mar-18
>
> 27
>
> Black Scoter
>
> 1
>
> Clay
>
> 19-Nov-18
>
> 28
>
> Long-tailed Duck
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 18-Nov-18
>
> 29
>
> Bufflehead
>
> 1
>
> Clay
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 30
>
> Common Goldeneye
>
> 2
>
> Macon
>
> 5-Jan-18
>
> 31
>
> Hooded Merganser
>
> 16
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Jan-18
>
> 32
>
> Common Merganser
>
> 23
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 33
>
> Red-breasted Merganser
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 17-Feb-18
>
> 34
>
> Ruddy Duck
>
> 4
>
> St Charles
>
> 27-Jan-18
>
> 35
>
> Northern Bobwhite
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 12-Mar-18
>
> 36
>
> Ring-necked Pheasant
>
> 1
>
> Saline
>
> 18-Mar-18
>
> 37
>
> Greater Prairie-Chicken
>
> 6
>
> St Clair
>
> 22-Mar-18
>
> 38
>
> Wild Turkey
>
> 13
>
> Taney
>
> 3-Feb-18
>
> 39
>
> Pied-billed Grebe
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Jan-18
>
> 40
>
> Horned Grebe
>
> 1
>
> Clay
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 41
>
> Red-necked Grebe
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 10-Apr-18
>
> 42
>
> Eared Grebe
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Apr-18
>
> 43
>
> Western Grebe
>
> 1
>
> Taney CO
>
> 25-Nov-18
>
> 44
>
> Rock Pigeon
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 45
>
> Eurasian Collared-Dove
>
> 2
>
> Randolph
>
> 4-Jan-18
>
> 46
>
> White-winged Dove
>
> 2
>
> New Madrid
>
> 31-May-18
>
> 47
>
> Mourning Dove
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 48
>
> Greater Roadrunner
>
> 1
>
> Greene
>
> 22-Mar-18
>
> 49
>
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 7-May-18
>
> 50
>
> Black-billed Cuckoo
>
> 1
>
> Holt
>
> 5-Jun-18
>
> 51
>
> Common Nighthawk
>
> 1
>
> St. Clair
>
> 3-May-18
>
> 52
>
> Chuck-will's-widow
>
> 2
>
> Callaway
>
> 5-May-18
>
> 53
>
> Eastern Whip-poor-will
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 16-Apr-18
>
> 54
>
> Chimney Swift
>
> 1
>
> Greene
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 55
>
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird
>
> 2
>
> Laclede
>
> 26-Apr-18
>
> 56
>
> Rufous Hummingbird
>
> 1
>
> Dade
>
> 29-Aug-18
>
> 57
>
> King Rail
>
> 2
>
> Lincoln
>
> 23-May-18
>
> 58
>
> Virginia Rail
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 16-Apr-18
>
> 59
>
> Sora
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Apr-18
>
> 60
>
> Common Gallinule
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 20-May-18
>
> 61
>
> American Coot
>
> 1
>
> Clay
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 62
>
> Yellow Rail
>
> 4
>
> St Clair
>
> 3-May-18
>
> 63
>
> Sandhill Crane
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 64
>
> Black-necked Stilt
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-May-18
>
> 65
>
> American Avocet
>
> 12
>
> Dade
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 66
>
> Black-bellied Plover
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 3-May-18
>
> 67
>
> American Golden-Plover
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 20-Mar-18
>
> 68
>
> Semipalmated Pl
>

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Date: 1/6/19 5:57 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Corrections on Brad's Big Year List
Thanks to a birding friend from Jefferson City, who pointed out that I had
a few numbers missing and doubled up, and species out of order. I have
redone the list and moved the species to their correct taxonomic locations
and removed several doubled numbers. I didn't use the very complicated
eBird downloaded csv file and in the process of converting all the
locations to counties, I did a sorting that messed a few numbers and order
of species.

Brad Jacobs


Below I am sharing my 2018 Big Year bird list. As many of you know I tried
to break Tim Barksdale’s 1991 record in 2017 and ended up at 310 species.
Tim helped me find several species in 2017 and again in 2018. Many other
birders were very helpful in finding new birds, especially vagrants, or
joining me in the field on many days. The year 2018 was an amazing year for
rare, casual and accidental birds.

I used The Audubon Society of Missouri <https://mobirds.org/> (ASM)
Annotated Checklist <https://mobirds.org/Birds/MOChecklist.aspx> as my
source for birds and their status. All my observations of rare, casual, and
accidental species, as well as many of the common and uncommon species
included ID comments on the eBird checklists for review by the eBird
reviewer team. I submitted documentation for the casual and accidental
species and other species on the Documentation Review List
<https://mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/ReviewList.aspx> for review by the
Missouri Bird Records Committee (MBRC
<https://mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/>). I especially tried to get
photographs of all of the rare, casual, and accidental species or sketched
the birds in the field when I wasn’t able to get to my camera in time.

I followed the American Birding Association Recording Rules within the
boundaries of Missouri with one exception I used the ASM Checklist for
countable species. I didn’t include any species that were considered
domestic, zoo escapes, exotic: such as Egyptian Goose, Gray Lag Goose,
Black Swan, Mute Swan, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Shelduck, etc. I have seen
all of these in Missouri over the past 30 years. I did count Ring-necked
Pheasant as it is considered naturalized, but counted no other pheasant
species that have been seen in Missouri. I only counted birds that were
alive, wild and unrestrained. E.g. the Ruffed Grouse released in 2018 in
Missouri, or bird involved in or influenced by mist-netting or banding
operations. I didn’t count bird’s eggs unless I saw the bird.

In 2017 before I started my 2018 Big Year, I listed 6 items that I hoped to
accomplish in 2018 by doing a Big Year.

1) Find more than 314 species of birds in one year. I did that by 26
September 2018.

2) Get a lot more folks involved in trying to break their previous
year's species and checklists totals.

3) Help birders add some rigor to their observational skills by using
multiple ID characters to document and report any bird unusual species so
that all birders can learn and replicate the approach.

4) Report all "good" birds, i.e. birds that others might want to try
and locate and do it in a timely fashion.

5) Document observed MBRC review list species and post on mobirds.org.

6) Develop and establish a Big Year-like process, structure, special
events and rules to follow.



While I thoroughly enjoyed 2018, I understand how crazy it was. Doing a
Big Year like Tim did in 1991, and Kendell, Steve, Debbie, and myself did
in 2018, when we all passed Tim’s record, might have been a function of an
exceptional year for unusual birds to show up in Missouri. I’d like to
think it also had a lot to do with eBird and the immediacy of knowing when
a bird was reported and where it was observed. I don’t know for sure, but
based on all the new birder names on eBird we may also see an increase in
unusual bird sightings in the future.



I would love to see the Big Year lists of others, including Tim’s from 1991
which I have never seen. I hope you all start thinking about birding,
including studying the bird books and finding a mentor to go into the field
with.

Below is my Big Year summary of bird species observed in 2018. It includes
the species name, number of individuals observed on the date and in the
county listed.

No. Species
Count Location Date

1

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

1

Boone

20-May-18

2

Snow Goose

400

Barton

13-Jan-18

3

Ross's Goose

2

Barton

13-Jan-18

4

Greater White-fronted Goose

360

St Charles

6-Jan-18

5

Cackling Goose

2

Boone

8-Jan-18

6

Canada Goose

25

Boone

3-Jan-18

7

Trumpeter Swan

4

Boone

4-Jan-18

8

Tundra Swan

4

St Charles

6-Jan-18

9

Wood Duck

5

St. Clair

23-Feb-18

10

Blue-winged Teal

2

Greene

2-Mar-18

11

Cinnamon Teal

2

Greene

2-Mar-18

12

Northern Shoveler

43

Boone

9-Jan-18

13

Gadwall

31

Boone

9-Jan-18

14

American Wigeon

4

Boone

9-Jan-18

15

Mallard

75

Macon

5-Jan-18

16

American Black Duck

1

Boone

17-Jan-18

17

Mottled Duck

1

Holt

29-May-18

18

Northern Pintail

2

Clay

20-Jan-18

19

Green-winged Teal

1

St Charles

6-Jan-18

20

Canvasback

6

St Charles

19-Jan-18

21

Redhead

9

Saline

1-Feb-18

22

Ring-necked Duck

50

St Charles

19-Jan-18

23

Greater Scaup

2

St Charles

6-Jan-18

24

Lesser Scaup

10

St Charles

6-Jan-18

25

Surf Scoter

3

Franklin

29-Mar-18

26

White-winged Scoter

1

St Charles

19-Mar-18

27

Black Scoter

1

Clay

19-Nov-18

28

Long-tailed Duck

1

St Charles

18-Nov-18

29

Bufflehead

1

Clay

20-Jan-18

30

Common Goldeneye

2

Macon

5-Jan-18

31

Hooded Merganser

16

St Charles

19-Jan-18

32

Common Merganser

23

St Charles

6-Jan-18

33

Red-breasted Merganser

1

St Charles

17-Feb-18

34

Ruddy Duck

4

St Charles

27-Jan-18

35

Northern Bobwhite

1

St Clair

12-Mar-18

36

Ring-necked Pheasant

1

Saline

18-Mar-18

37

Greater Prairie-Chicken

6

St Clair

22-Mar-18

38

Wild Turkey

13

Taney

3-Feb-18

39

Pied-billed Grebe

1

St Charles

19-Jan-18

40

Horned Grebe

1

Clay

20-Jan-18

41

Red-necked Grebe

1

Boone

10-Apr-18

42

Eared Grebe

1

Boone

9-Apr-18

43

Western Grebe

1

Taney CO

25-Nov-18

44

Rock Pigeon

2

St Charles

6-Jan-18

45

Eurasian Collared-Dove

2

Randolph

4-Jan-18

46

White-winged Dove

2

New Madrid

31-May-18

47

Mourning Dove

2

Boone

1-Jan-18

48

Greater Roadrunner

1

Greene

22-Mar-18

49

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

1

Boone

7-May-18

50

Black-billed Cuckoo

1

Holt

5-Jun-18

51

Common Nighthawk

1

St. Clair

3-May-18

52

Chuck-will's-widow

2

Callaway

5-May-18

53

Eastern Whip-poor-will

1

Boone

16-Apr-18

54

Chimney Swift

1

Greene

12-Apr-18

55

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

2

Laclede

26-Apr-18

56

Rufous Hummingbird

1

Dade

29-Aug-18

57

King Rail

2

Lincoln

23-May-18

58

Virginia Rail

1

Boone

16-Apr-18

59

Sora

1

Boone

9-Apr-18

60

Common Gallinule

1

Boone

20-May-18

61

American Coot

1

Clay

20-Jan-18

62

Yellow Rail

4

St Clair

3-May-18

63

Sandhill Crane

1

St Charles

6-Jan-18

64

Black-necked Stilt

1

St Charles

6-May-18

65

American Avocet

12

Dade

12-Apr-18

66

Black-bellied Plover

1

St Clair

3-May-18

67

American Golden-Plover

2

Boone

20-Mar-18

68

Semipalmated Plover

10

Vernon

17-Apr-18

69

Piping Plover

1

Boone

23-Apr-18

70

Killdeer

2

Morgan

22-Jan-18

71

Upland Sandpiper

3

Dade

12-Apr-18

72

Hudsonian Godwit

1

Boone

14-Apr-18

73

Marbled Godwit

4

Vernon

17-Apr-18

74

Ruddy Turnstone

2

Boone

12-May-18

75

Ruff

1

Boone

12-May-18

76

Stilt Sandpiper

1

Boone

23-Apr-18

77

Sanderling

2

Boone

12-May-18

78

Dunlin

2

Boone

15-Apr-18

79

Baird's Sandpiper

1

Boone

25-Mar-18

80

Least Sandpiper

3

Lincoln

13-Feb-18

81

White-rumped Sandpiper

8

Boone

5-May-18

82

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

2

Callaway

2-Aug-18

83

Pectoral Sandpiper

1

St Clair

12-Mar-18

84

Semipalmated Sandpiper

3

Vernon

7-Apr-18

85

Western Sandpiper

2

St Clair

16-Aug-18

86

Short-billed Dowitcher

7

St Clair

3-May-18

87

Long-billed Dowitcher

1

St Clair

12-Mar-18

88

American Woodcock

3

Boone

22-Feb-18

89

Wilson's Snipe

2

Morgan

22-Jan-18

90

Wilson's Phalarope

1

Vernon

17-Apr-18

91

Red-necked Phalarope

1

Boone

24-Aug-18

92

Red Phalarope

1

Monroe

19-Sep-18

93

Spotted Sandpiper

6

St Clair

19-Apr-18

94

Solitary Sandpiper

1

Boone

16-Apr-18

95

Greater Yellowlegs

2

Boone

17-Mar-18

96

Willet

1

St Clair

19-Apr-18

97

Lesser Yellowlegs

9

Boone

25-Mar-18

98

Pomarine Jaeger

1

Chariton

15-Oct-18

99

Sabine's Gull

1

Macon

23-Oct-18

100

Bonaparte's Gull

1

St Charles

27-Jan-18

101

Laughing Gull

Randolph

26-Sep-18

102

Franklin's Gull

25

Holt

9-May-18

103

Ring-billed Gull

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

104

Herring Gull

8

St Charles

6-Jan-18

105

Iceland Gull

1

Clay

20-Jan-18

106

Lesser Black-backed Gull

2

St Charles

27-Jan-18

107

Glaucous Gull

1

St Charles

25-Feb-18

108

Least Tern

6

St Charles

16-May-18

109

Caspian Tern

1

Boone

20-Apr-18

110

Black Tern

1

Boone

20-May-18

111

Common Tern

1

Dade

5-Sep-18

112

Forster's Tern

1

St Charles

6-May-18

113

Red-throated Loon

2

Taney

3-Feb-18

114

Pacific Loon

2

Greene

22-Mar-18

115

Common Loon

35

Taney

3-Feb-18

116

Wood Stork

1

Chariton

28-Jul-18

117

Anhinga

1

Dunklin

29-Jul-18

118

Neotropic Cormorant

1

Vernon

17-Apr-18

119

Double-crested Cormorant

220

Benton

23-Feb-18

120

American White Pelican

4

St Charles

6-Jan-18

121

American Bittern

1

Boone

9-Apr-18

122

Least Bittern

4

Lincoln

23-May-18

123

Great Blue Heron

12

St Charles

6-Jan-18

124

Great Egret

1

St Clair

3-Apr-18

125

Snowy Egret

1

Vernon

17-Apr-18

126

Little Blue Heron

2

Perry

31-May-18

127

Cattle Egret

1

Boone

20-Apr-18

128

Green Heron

1

St Charles

27-Apr-18

129

Black-crowned Night-Heron

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

130

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

3

Greene

12-Apr-18

131

White Ibis

3

Wayne

3-Aug-18

132

Glossy Ibis

1

St Clair

19-Apr-18

133

White-faced Ibis

2

Boone

14-Apr-18

134

Roseate Spoonbill

1

Wayne

9-Aug-18

135

Black Vulture

4

Miller

22-Jan-18

136

Turkey Vulture

2

Boone

1-Jan-18

137

Osprey

1

Dade

15-Mar-18

138

White-tailed Kite

1

Cedar

3-Apr-18

139

Golden Eagle

1

Saline

1-Feb-18

140

Mississippi Kite

1

Lawrence

11-May-18

141

Northern Harrier

4

Boone

3-Jan-18

142

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

Boone

4-Jan-18

143

Cooper's Hawk

1

Boone

12-Jan-18

144

Bald Eagle

11

Macon

5-Jan-18

145

Red-shouldered Hawk

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

146

Broad-winged Hawk

1

Christian

12-Apr-18

147

Swainson's Hawk

1

Greene

12-Apr-18

148

Red-tailed Hawk

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

149

Rough-legged Hawk

1

St Clair

10-Jan-18

150

Barn Owl

1

Dade

15-Mar-18

151

Eastern Screech-Owl

1

Boone

12-May-18

152

Great Horned Owl

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

153

Snowy Owl

1

St Charles

6-Jan-18

154

Burrowing Owl

1

Dade

12-Apr-18

155

Barred Owl

2

Boone

19-Jan-18

156

Long-eared Owl

2

Linn

21-Mar-18

157

Short-eared Owl

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

158

Belted Kingfisher

1

Morgan

22-Jan-18

159

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

1

St Louis

6-Jan-18

160

Red-headed Woodpecker

1

Macon

5-Jan-18

161

Red-bellied Woodpecker

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

162

Downy Woodpecker

2

Boone

1-Jan-18

163

Hairy Woodpecker

2

Boone

3-Jan-18

163

Leconte's Sparrow

2

St Clair

3-Apr-18

164

Pileated Woodpecker

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

165

Northern Flicker

3

Boone

8-Jan-18

166

American Kestrel

2

Boone

4-Jan-18

167

Merlin

1

Boone

9-Jan-18

168

Peregrine Falcon

1

St Charles

19-Jan-18

169

Prairie Falcon

1

Barton

10-Jan-18

170

Olive-sided Flycatcher

1

Boone

15-May-18

171

Eastern Wood-Pewee

1

St Charles

28-Apr-18

172

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

2

Boone

15-May-18

173

Acadian Flycatcher

1

St Charles

27-Apr-18

174

Alder Flycatcher

1

Boone

15-May-18

175

Willow Flycatcher

2

St Charles

16-May-18

176

Least Flycatcher

1

Boone

4-May-18

177

Eastern Phoebe

1

Boone

28-Feb-18

178

Say's Phoebe

1

Barton

13-Jan-18

179

Great Crested Flycatcher

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

180

Western Kingbird

2

Cole

1-May-18

181

Eastern Kingbird

1

St Clair

19-Apr-18

182

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

1

Dade

12-Apr-18

183

Loggerhead Shrike

1

St Clair

10-Jan-18

184

Northern Shrike

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

185

White-eyed Vireo

2

St Charles

28-Apr-18

186

Bell's Vireo

1

Boone

7-May-18

187

Yellow-throated Vireo

3

Christian

12-Apr-18

188

Blue-headed Vireo

3

St Charles

28-Apr-18

189

Philadelphia Vireo

1

Oregon

30-Apr-18

190

Warbling Vireo

1

Boone

15-Apr-18

191

Red-eyed Vireo

2

St Charles

28-Apr-18

192

Blue Jay

12

Boone

1-Jan-18

193

American Crow

2

Boone

1-Jan-18

194

Fish Crow

13

Boone

20-Mar-18

195

Horned Lark

12

Randolph

4-Jan-18

196

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

6

Boone

6-Apr-18

197

Purple Martin

6

Boone

20-Mar-18

198

Tree Swallow

18

Boone

10-Mar-18

199

Bank Swallow

1

Boone

25-Mar-18

200

Barn Swallow

5

Boone

20-Mar-18

201

Cliff Swallow

4

Boone

25-Mar-18

202

Cave Swallow

1

Bates

14-Jul-18

203

Carolina Chickadee

8

St Louis

6-Jan-18

293

Common Yellowthroat

1

Boone

26-Apr-18

204

Black-capped Chickadee

2

Boone

1-Jan-18

205

Tufted Titmouse

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

206

Red-breasted Nuthatch

2

St Louis

6-Jan-18

206

Palm Warbler

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

207

White-breasted Nuthatch

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

208

Brown Creeper

1

Clay

20-Jan-18

209

Rock Wren

1

Dallas

1-Nov-18

210

House Wren

2

Boone

21-Apr-18

211

Winter Wren

2

Boone

10-Mar-18

212

Sedge Wren

1

St. Clair

3-May-18

213

Marsh Wren

2

Boone

20-Apr-18

214

Carolina Wren

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

215

Bewick's Wren

2

Cole

18-May-18

216

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

3

Christian

12-Apr-18

217

Golden-crowned Kinglet

2

Boone

12-Jan-18

218

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

1

Holt

1-Apr-18

219

Eastern Bluebird

7

Macon

5-Jan-18

220

Mountain Bluebird

1

St Clair

30-Nov-18

221

Veery

1

Oregon

30-Apr-18

222

Gray-cheeked Thrush

2

Shannon

1-May-18

223

Swainson's Thrush

1

Oregon

30-Apr-18

224

Hermit Thrush

2

Boone

8-Jan-18

225

Wood Thrush

2

St Charles

27-Apr-18

226

American Robin

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

227

Gray Catbird

1

Shannon

1-May-18

228

Brown Thrasher

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

229

Northern Mockingbird

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

230

European Starling

50

Randolph

4-Jan-18

231

American Pipit

3

Boone

4-Mar-18

232

Cedar Waxwing

3

Ray

20-Jan-18

233

Evening Grosbeak

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

234

House Finch

6

Boone

1-Jan-18

235

Purple Finch

8

Boone

1-Jan-18

236

Common Redpoll

1

Jackson

9-Feb-18

237

Red Crossbill

5

Ste Genevieve

6-May-18

238

Pine Siskin

2

Boone

25-Jan-18

239

American Goldfinch

4

Boone

1-Jan-18

240

Lapland Longspur

37

St Charles

6-Jan-18

241

Smith's Longspur

5

Boone

4-Mar-18

242

Snow Bunting

1

Macon

7-Nov-18

243

Grasshopper Sparrow

1

Callaway

5-May-18

244

Chipping Sparrow

1

Boone

27-Mar-18

245

Clay-colored Sparrow

1

Boone

15-Apr-18

246

Field Sparrow

1

Greene

2-Mar-18

247

Lark Sparrow

4

Vernon

17-Apr-18

248

American Tree Sparrow

3

Boone

1-Jan-18

249

Fox Sparrow

6

Boone

1-Jan-18

250

Dark-eyed Junco

20

Boone

1-Jan-18

251

White-crowned Sparrow

7

Boone

3-Jan-18

252

Golden-crowned Sparrow

1

Carroll

5-Mar-18

253

Harris's Sparrow

2

Barton

13-Jan-18

254

White-throated Sparrow

8

Boone

1-Jan-18

255

Vesper Sparrow

4

Boone

31-Mar-18

256

LeConte's Sparrow

2

St Clair

3-Apr-18

257

Nelson's Sparrow

1

Boone

24-Sep-18

258

Savannah Sparrow

8

Boone

9-Jan-18

259

Henslow's Sparrow

3

Pettis

11-May-18

260

Song Sparrow

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

261

Lincoln's Sparrow

1

Boone

14-Apr-18

262

Swamp Sparrow

1

Boone

7-Jan-18

263

Green-tailed Towhee

1

Dallas

21-Apr-18

264

Spotted Towhee

1

St Louis

6-Jan-18

265

Eastern Towhee

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

266

Yellow-breasted Chat

2

Shannon

1-May-18

267

Yellow-headed Blackbird

3

Saline

30-Mar-18

268

Bobolink

3

Boone

25-Apr-18

269

Western Meadowlark

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

270

Eastern Meadowlark

3

Boone

11-Jan-18

271

Orchard Oriole

2

Laclede

26-Apr-18

272

Baltimore Oriole

2

Laclede

26-Apr-18

273

Red-winged Blackbird

2000

Boone

8-Jan-18

274

Brown-headed Cowbird

75

Boone

8-Jan-18

275

Rusty Blackbird

1

St Charles

17-Feb-18

276

Brewer's Blackbird

150

St Clair

23-Feb-18

277

Common Grackle

2

Boone

8-Jan-18

278

Great-tailed Grackle

6

St Charles

13-Feb-18

279

Ovenbird

6

St Charles

28-Apr-18

280

Worm-eating Warbler

1

Boone

26-Apr-18

281

Louisiana Waterthrush

4

Boone

28-Mar-18

282

Northern Waterthrush

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

283

Golden-winged Warbler

1

Boone

5-May-18

284

Blue-winged Warbler

3

St Charles

28-Apr-18

285

Black-and-white Warbler

2

Christian

12-Apr-18

286

Prothonotary Warbler

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

287

Swainson's Warbler

1

Oregon

30-Apr-18

288

Tennessee Warbler

1

Boone

15-Apr-18

289

Orange-crowned Warbler

2

St Clair

19-Apr-18

290

Nashville Warbler

2

Christian

12-Apr-18

291

Mourning Warbler

1

Boone

7-May-18

292

Kentucky Warbler

2

St Charles

28-Apr-18

293

Common Yellowthroat

1

Boone

26-Apr-18

294

Hooded Warbler

3

Warren

18-May-18

295

American Redstart

3

St Charles

28-Apr-18

296

Cape May Warbler

2

St Louis City

15-May-18

297

Cerulean Warbler

2

St Charles

28-Apr-18

298

Northern Parula

1

Greene

12-Apr-18

299

Magnolia Warbler

4

Boone

5-May-18

300

Bay-breasted Warbler

5

St Louis City

15-May-18

301

Blackburnian Warbler

3

St Louis City

15-May-18

302

Yellow Warbler

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

303

Chestnut-sided Warbler

2

Boone

8-May-18

304

Blackpoll Warbler

1

Shannon

1-May-18

305

Black-throated Blue Warbler

1

St Louis City

6-Sep-18

306

Palm Warbler

1

Boone

22*Apr-18

307

Pine Warbler

3

Christian

12-Apr-18

308

Yellow-rumped Warbler

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

309

Yellow-throated Warbler

7

Christian

12-Apr-18

310

Prairie Warbler

3

Shannon

30-Apr-18

311

Black-throated Green Warbler

1

St Charles

28-Apr-18

312

Canada Warbler

1

Boone

8-May-18

313

Wilson's Warbler

1

Boone

7-May-18

314

Summer Tanager

1

St Charles

27-Apr-18

315

Scarlet Tanager

1

St Charles

27-Apr-18

316

Northern Cardinal

8

Boone

1-Jan-18

317

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

318

Blue Grosbeak

1

Boone

23-Apr-18

319

Indigo Bunting

1

Boone

14-Apr-18

320

Painted Bunting

2

Greene

11-May-18

321

Dickcissel

5

Hickory

3-May-18

322

House Sparrow

15

Boone

1-Jan-18

323

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

30

St Charles

6-Jan-18

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Date: 1/5/19 4:00 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: Re: My Big Year List for 2018 - Brad Jacobs
A well deserve and hearty CONGRATULATIONS to you and your group for setting
an new bar in Missouri birding. I would like to thank you for the
details you provide about your goals that involved getting other fired up
about birding and eBird and camaraderie. Well planned, well executed.
Maybe you will fire up an Iowa birded to try to break Jay Gilliam's Iowa
Big Year (320). I tried once and managed a disappointing 314 but it sure
was fun. Met lots of new people, discovered areas I had never birded
before, and had a lot of help for many people that year.

Once again, congratulation from your neighbor to the north. As an aside,
we had Jim Rising as our Keynote Speaker about 10 years ago and 16 Missouri
faithful joined us for the Iowa Ornithologists' Union meeting in central
Iowa. Birding has brought much joy to so many people.

God Bless you for your outstanding additions to our common community.

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*


On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 2:45 PM Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
wrote:

> Below I am sharing my 2018 Big Year bird list. As many of you know I tried
> to break Tim Barksdale’s 1991 record in 2017 and ended up at 310 species.
> Tim helped me find several species in 2017 and again in 2018. Many other
> birders were very helpful in finding new birds, especially vagrants, or
> joining me in the field on many days. The year 2018 was an amazing year for
> rare, casual and accidental birds.
>
> I used The Audubon Society of Missouri <https://mobirds.org/> (ASM)
> Annotated Checklist <https://mobirds.org/Birds/MOChecklist.aspx> as my
> source for birds and their status. All my observations of rare, casual, and
> accidental species, as well as many of the common and uncommon species
> included ID comments on the eBird checklists for review by the eBird
> reviewer team. I submitted documentation for the casual and accidental
> species and other species on the Documentation Review List
> <https://mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/ReviewList.aspx> for review by the
> Missouri Bird Records Committee (MBRC
> <https://mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/>). I especially tried to get
> photographs of all of the rare, casual, and accidental species or sketched
> the birds in the field when I wasn’t able to get to my camera in time.
>
> I followed the American Birding Association Recording Rules within the
> boundaries of Missouri with one exception I used the ASM Checklist for
> countable species. I didn’t include any species that were considered
> domestic, zoo escapes, exotic: such as Egyptian Goose, Gray Lag Goose,
> Black Swan, Mute Swan, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Shelduck, etc. I have seen
> all of these in Missouri over the past 30 years. I did count Ring-necked
> Pheasant as it is considered naturalized, but counted no other pheasant
> species that have been seen in Missouri. I only counted birds that were
> alive, wild and unrestrained. E.g. the Ruffed Grouse released in 2018 in
> Missouri, or bird involved in or influenced by mist-netting or banding
> operations. I didn’t count bird’s eggs unless I saw the bird.
>
> In 2017 before I started my 2018 Big Year, I listed 6 items that I hoped
> to accomplish in 2018 by doing a Big Year.
>
> 1) Find more than 314 species of birds in one year. I did that by
> 26 September 2018.
>
> 2) Get a lot more folks involved in trying to break their previous
> year's species and checklists totals.
>
> 3) Help birders add some rigor to their observational skills by
> using multiple ID characters to document and report any bird unusual
> species so that all birders can learn and replicate the approach.
>
> 4) Report all "good" birds, i.e. birds that others might want to try
> and locate and do it in a timely fashion.
>
> 5) Document observed MBRC review list species and post on mobirds.org
> .
>
> 6) Develop and establish a Big Year-like process, structure, special
> events and rules to follow.
>
>
>
> While I thoroughly enjoyed 2018, I understand how crazy it was. Doing a
> Big Year like Tim did in 1991, and Kendell, Steve, Debbie, and myself did
> in 2018, when we all passed Tim’s record, might have been a function of an
> exceptional year for unusual birds to show up in Missouri. I’d like to
> think it also had a lot to do with eBird and the immediacy of knowing when
> a bird was reported and where it was observed. I don’t know for sure, but
> based on all the new birder names on eBird we may also see an increase in
> unusual bird sightings in the future.
>
>
>
> I would love to see the Big Year lists of others, including Tim’s from
> 1991 which I have never seen. I hope you all start thinking about birding,
> including studying the bird books and finding a mentor to go into the field
> with.
>
> Below is my Big Year summary of bird species observed in 2018. It includes
> the species name, number of individuals observed on the date and in the
> county listed.
>
> No.
>
> Species
>
> Count
>
> Location
>
> Date
>
> 1
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 20-May-18
>
> 2
>
> Snow Goose
>
> 400
>
> Barton
>
> 13-Jan-18
>
> 3
>
> Ross's Goose
>
> 2
>
> Barton
>
> 13-Jan-18
>
> 4
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose
>
> 360
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 5
>
> Cackling Goose
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 8-Jan-18
>
> 6
>
> Canada Goose
>
> 25
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 7
>
> Trumpeter Swan
>
> 4
>
> Boone
>
> 4-Jan-18
>
> 8
>
> Tundra Swan
>
> 4
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 9
>
> Wood Duck
>
> 5
>
> St. Clair
>
> 23-Feb-18
>
> 10
>
> Blue-winged Teal
>
> 2
>
> Greene
>
> 2-Mar-18
>
> 11
>
> Cinnamon Teal
>
> 2
>
> Greene
>
> 2-Mar-18
>
> 12
>
> Northern Shoveler
>
> 43
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Jan-18
>
> 13
>
> Gadwall
>
> 31
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Jan-18
>
> 14
>
> American Wigeon
>
> 4
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Jan-18
>
> 15
>
> Mallard
>
> 75
>
> Macon
>
> 5-Jan-18
>
> 16
>
> American Black Duck
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 17-Jan-18
>
> 17
>
> Mottled Duck
>
> 1
>
> Holt
>
> 29-May-18
>
> 18
>
> Northern Pintail
>
> 2
>
> Clay
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 19
>
> Green-winged Teal
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 20
>
> Canvasback
>
> 6
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Jan-18
>
> 21
>
> Redhead
>
> 9
>
> Saline
>
> 1-Feb-18
>
> 22
>
> Ring-necked Duck
>
> 50
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Jan-18
>
> 23
>
> Greater Scaup
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 24
>
> Lesser Scaup
>
> 10
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 25
>
> Surf Scoter
>
> 3
>
> Franklin
>
> 29-Mar-18
>
> 26
>
> White-winged Scoter
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Mar-18
>
> 27
>
> Black Scoter
>
> 1
>
> Clay
>
> 19-Nov-18
>
> 28
>
> Long-tailed Duck
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 18-Nov-18
>
> 29
>
> Bufflehead
>
> 1
>
> Clay
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 30
>
> Common Goldeneye
>
> 2
>
> Macon
>
> 5-Jan-18
>
> 31
>
> Hooded Merganser
>
> 16
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Jan-18
>
> 32
>
> Common Merganser
>
> 23
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 33
>
> Red-breasted Merganser
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 17-Feb-18
>
> 34
>
> Ruddy Duck
>
> 4
>
> St Charles
>
> 27-Jan-18
>
> 35
>
> Northern Bobwhite
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 12-Mar-18
>
> 36
>
> Ring-necked Pheasant
>
> 1
>
> Saline
>
> 18-Mar-18
>
> 37
>
> Greater Prairie-Chicken
>
> 6
>
> St Clair
>
> 22-Mar-18
>
> 38
>
> Wild Turkey
>
> 13
>
> Taney
>
> 3-Feb-18
>
> 39
>
> Pied-billed Grebe
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Jan-18
>
> 40
>
> Horned Grebe
>
> 1
>
> Clay
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 41
>
> Red-necked Grebe
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 10-Apr-18
>
> 42
>
> Eared Grebe
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Apr-18
>
> 43
>
> Western Grebe
>
> 1
>
> Taney CO
>
> 25-Nov-18
>
> 44
>
> Rock Pigeon
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 45
>
> Eurasian Collared-Dove
>
> 2
>
> Randolph
>
> 4-Jan-18
>
> 46
>
> White-winged Dove
>
> 2
>
> New Madrid
>
> 31-May-18
>
> 47
>
> Mourning Dove
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 48
>
> Greater Roadrunner
>
> 1
>
> Greene
>
> 22-Mar-18
>
> 49
>
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 7-May-18
>
> 50
>
> Black-billed Cuckoo
>
> 1
>
> Holt
>
> 5-Jun-18
>
> 51
>
> Common Nighthawk
>
> 1
>
> St. Clair
>
> 3-May-18
>
> 52
>
> Chuck-will's-widow
>
> 2
>
> Callaway
>
> 5-May-18
>
> 53
>
> Eastern Whip-poor-will
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 16-Apr-18
>
> 54
>
> Chimney Swift
>
> 1
>
> Greene
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 55
>
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird
>
> 2
>
> Laclede
>
> 26-Apr-18
>
> 56
>
> Rufous Hummingbird
>
> 1
>
> Dade
>
> 29-Aug-18
>
> 57
>
> King Rail
>
> 2
>
> Lincoln
>
> 23-May-18
>
> 58
>
> Virginia Rail
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 16-Apr-18
>
> 59
>
> Sora
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Apr-18
>
> 60
>
> Common Gallinule
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 20-May-18
>
> 61
>
> American Coot
>
> 1
>
> Clay
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 62
>
> Yellow Rail
>
> 4
>
> St Clair
>
> 3-May-18
>
> 63
>
> Sandhill Crane
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 64
>
> Black-necked Stilt
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-May-18
>
> 65
>
> American Avocet
>
> 12
>
> Dade
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 66
>
> Black-bellied Plover
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 3-May-18
>
> 67
>
> American Golden-Plover
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 20-Mar-18
>
> 68
>
> Semipalmated Plover
>
> 10
>
> Vernon
>
> 17-Apr-18
>
> 69
>
> Piping Plover
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 23-Apr-18
>
> 70
>
> Killdeer
>
> 2
>
> Morgan
>
> 22-Jan-18
>
> 71
>
> Upland Sandpiper
>
> 3
>
> Dade
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 72
>
> Hudsonian Godwit
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 14-Apr-18
>
> 73
>
> Marbled Godwit
>
> 4
>
> Vernon
>
> 17-Apr-18
>
> 74
>
> Ruddy Turnstone
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 12-May-18
>
> 75
>
> Ruff
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 12-May-18
>
> 76
>
> Stilt Sandpiper
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 23-Apr-18
>
> 77
>
> Sanderling
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 12-May-18
>
> 78
>
> Dunlin
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 15-Apr-18
>
> 79
>
> Baird's Sandpiper
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 25-Mar-18
>
> 80
>
> Least Sandpiper
>
> 3
>
> Lincoln
>
> 13-Feb-18
>
> 81
>
> White-rumped Sandpiper
>
> 8
>
> Boone
>
> 5-May-18
>
> 82
>
> Buff-breasted Sandpiper
>
> 2
>
> Callaway
>
> 2-Aug-18
>
> 83
>
> Pectoral Sandpiper
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 12-Mar-18
>
> 84
>
> Semipalmated Sandpiper
>
> 3
>
> Vernon
>
> 7-Apr-18
>
> 85
>
> Western Sandpiper
>
> 2
>
> St Clair
>
> 16-Aug-18
>
> 86
>
> Short-billed Dowitcher
>
> 7
>
> St Clair
>
> 3-May-18
>
> 87
>
> Long-billed Dowitcher
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 12-Mar-18
>
> 88
>
> American Woodcock
>
> 3
>
> Boone
>
> 22-Feb-18
>
> 90
>
> Wilson's Snipe
>
> 2
>
> Morgan
>
> 22-Jan-18
>
> 90
>
> Wilson's Phalarope
>
> 1
>
> Vernon
>
> 17-Apr-18
>
> 91
>
> Red-necked Phalarope
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 24-Aug-18
>
> 92
>
> Red Phalarope
>
> 1
>
> Monroe
>
> 19-Sep-18
>
> 93
>
> Spotted Sandpiper
>
> 6
>
> St Clair
>
> 19-Apr-18
>
> 94
>
> Solitary Sandpiper
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 16-Apr-18
>
> 95
>
> Greater Yellowlegs
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 17-Mar-18
>
> 96
>
> Willet
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 19-Apr-18
>
> 97
>
> Lesser Yellowlegs
>
> 9
>
> Boone
>
> 25-Mar-18
>
> 98
>
> Pomarine Jaeger
>
> 1
>
> Chariton
>
> 15-Oct-18
>
> 99
>
> Sabine's Gull
>
> 1
>
> Macon
>
> 23-Oct-18
>
> 100
>
> Bonaparte's Gull
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 27-Jan-18
>
> 101
>
> Laughing Gull
>
> Randolph
>
> 26-Sep-18
>
> 102
>
> Franklin's Gull
>
> 25
>
> Holt
>
> 9-May-18
>
> 103
>
> Ring-billed Gull
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 104
>
> Herring Gull
>
> 8
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 105
>
> Iceland Gull
>
> 1
>
> Clay
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 106
>
> Lesser Black-backed Gull
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 27-Jan-18
>
> 107
>
> Glaucous Gull
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 25-Feb-18
>
> 108
>
> Least Tern
>
> 6
>
> St Charles
>
> 16-May-18
>
> 109
>
> Caspian Tern
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 20-Apr-18
>
> 110
>
> Black Tern
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 20-May-18
>
> 111
>
> Common Tern
>
> 1
>
> Dade
>
> 5-Sep-18
>
> 112
>
> Forster's Tern
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-May-18
>
> 113
>
> Red-throated Loon
>
> 2
>
> Taney
>
> 3-Feb-18
>
> 114
>
> Pacific Loon
>
> 2
>
> Greene
>
> 22-Mar-18
>
> 115
>
> Common Loon
>
> 35
>
> Taney
>
> 3-Feb-18
>
> 116
>
> Wood Stork
>
> 1
>
> Chariton
>
> 28-Jul-18
>
> 117
>
> Anhinga
>
> 1
>
> Dunklin
>
> 29-Jul-18
>
> 118
>
> Neotropic Cormorant
>
> 1
>
> Vernon
>
> 17-Apr-18
>
> 119
>
> Double-crested Cormorant
>
> 220
>
> Benton
>
> 23-Feb-18
>
> 120
>
> American White Pelican
>
> 4
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 121
>
> American Bittern
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Apr-18
>
> 122
>
> Least Bittern
>
> 4
>
> Lincoln
>
> 23-May-18
>
> 123
>
> Great Blue Heron
>
> 12
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 124
>
> Great Egret
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 3-Apr-18
>
> 125
>
> Snowy Egret
>
> 1
>
> Vernon
>
> 17-Apr-18
>
> 126
>
> Little Blue Heron
>
> 2
>
> Perry
>
> 31-May-18
>
> 127
>
> Cattle Egret
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 20-Apr-18
>
> 128
>
> Green Heron
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 27-Apr-18
>
> 129
>
> Black-crowned Night-Heron
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 22-Apr-18
>
> 130
>
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
>
> 3
>
> Greene
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 131
>
> White Ibis
>
> 3
>
> Wayne
>
> 3-Aug-18
>
> 132
>
> Glossy Ibis
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 19-Apr-18
>
> 133
>
> White-faced Ibis
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 14-Apr-18
>
> 134
>
> Roseate Spoonbill
>
> 1
>
> Wayne
>
> 9-Aug-18
>
> 135
>
> Black Vulture
>
> 4
>
> Miller
>
> 22-Jan-18
>
> 136
>
> Turkey Vulture
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 137
>
> Osprey
>
> 1
>
> Dade
>
> 15-Mar-18
>
> 138
>
> White-tailed Kite
>
> 1
>
> Cedar
>
> 3-Apr-18
>
> 139
>
> Golden Eagle
>
> 1
>
> Saline
>
> 1-Feb-18
>
> 140
>
> Mississippi Kite
>
> 1
>
> Lawrence
>
> 11-May-18
>
> 141
>
> Northern Harrier
>
> 4
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 142
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 4-Jan-18
>
> 143
>
> Cooper's Hawk
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 12-Jan-18
>
> 144
>
> Bald Eagle
>
> 11
>
> Macon
>
> 5-Jan-18
>
> 145
>
> Red-shouldered Hawk
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 146
>
> Broad-winged Hawk
>
> 1
>
> Christian
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 147
>
> Swainson's Hawk
>
> 1
>
> Greene
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 148
>
> Red-tailed Hawk
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 149
>
> Rough-legged Hawk
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 10-Jan-18
>
> 150
>
> Barn Owl
>
> 1
>
> Dade
>
> 15-Mar-18
>
> 151
>
> Eastern Screech-Owl
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 12-May-18
>
> 152
>
> Great Horned Owl
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 153
>
> Snowy Owl
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 154
>
> Burrowing Owl
>
> 1
>
> Dade
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 155
>
> Barred Owl
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 19-Jan-18
>
> 156
>
> Long-eared Owl
>
> 2
>
> Linn
>
> 21-Mar-18
>
> 157
>
> Short-eared Owl
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 158
>
> Belted Kingfisher
>
> 1
>
> Morgan
>
> 22-Jan-18
>
> 159
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
>
> 1
>
> St Louis
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 160
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker
>
> 1
>
> Macon
>
> 5-Jan-18
>
> 161
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 162
>
> Downy Woodpecker
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 163
>
> Hairy Woodpecker
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 163
>
> Leconte's Sparrow
>
> 2
>
> St Clair
>
> 3-Apr-18
>
> 164
>
> Pileated Woodpecker
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 165
>
> Northern Flicker
>
> 3
>
> Boone
>
> 8-Jan-18
>
> 166
>
> American Kestrel
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 4-Jan-18
>
> 167
>
> Merlin
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Jan-18
>
> 168
>
> Peregrine Falcon
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 19-Jan-18
>
> 169
>
> Prairie Falcon
>
> 1
>
> Barton
>
> 10-Jan-18
>
> 170
>
> Olive-sided Flycatcher
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 15-May-18
>
> 171
>
> Eastern Wood-Pewee
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 28-Apr-18
>
> 172
>
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 15-May-18
>
> 173
>
> Acadian Flycatcher
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 27-Apr-18
>
> 174
>
> Alder Flycatcher
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 15-May-18
>
> 175
>
> Willow Flycatcher
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 16-May-18
>
> 176
>
> Least Flycatcher
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 4-May-18
>
> 177
>
> Eastern Phoebe
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 28-Feb-18
>
> 178
>
> Say's Phoebe
>
> 1
>
> Barton
>
> 13-Jan-18
>
> 179
>
> Great Crested Flycatcher
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 22-Apr-18
>
> 180
>
> Western Kingbird
>
> 2
>
> Cole
>
> 1-May-18
>
> 181
>
> Eastern Kingbird
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 19-Apr-18
>
> 182
>
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
>
> 1
>
> Dade
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 183
>
> Loggerhead Shrike
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 10-Jan-18
>
> 184
>
> Northern Shrike
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 185
>
> White-eyed Vireo
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 28-Apr-18
>
> 186
>
> Bell's Vireo
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 7-May-18
>
> 187
>
> Yellow-throated Vireo
>
> 3
>
> Christian
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 188
>
> Blue-headed Vireo
>
> 3
>
> St Charles
>
> 28-Apr-18
>
> 189
>
> Philadelphia Vireo
>
> 1
>
> Oregon
>
> 30-Apr-18
>
> 190
>
> Warbling Vireo
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 15-Apr-18
>
> 191
>
> Red-eyed Vireo
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 28-Apr-18
>
> 192
>
> Blue Jay
>
> 12
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 193
>
> American Crow
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 194
>
> Fish Crow
>
> 13
>
> Boone
>
> 20-Mar-18
>
> 195
>
> Horned Lark
>
> 12
>
> Randolph
>
> 4-Jan-18
>
> 196
>
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow
>
> 6
>
> Boone
>
> 6-Apr-18
>
> 197
>
> Purple Martin
>
> 6
>
> Boone
>
> 20-Mar-18
>
> 198
>
> Tree Swallow
>
> 18
>
> Boone
>
> 10-Mar-18
>
> 199
>
> Bank Swallow
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 25-Mar-18
>
> 200
>
> Barn Swallow
>
> 5
>
> Boone
>
> 20-Mar-18
>
> 201
>
> Cliff Swallow
>
> 4
>
> Boone
>
> 25-Mar-18
>
> 202
>
> Cave Swallow
>
> 1
>
> Bates
>
> 14-Jul-18
>
> 203
>
> Carolina Chickadee
>
> 8
>
> St Louis
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 203
>
> Common Yellowthroat
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 26-Apr-18
>
> 204
>
> Black-capped Chickadee
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 205
>
> Tufted Titmouse
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 206
>
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
>
> 2
>
> St Louis
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 206
>
> Palm Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 22-Apr-18
>
> 207
>
> White-breasted Nuthatch
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 208
>
> Brown Creeper
>
> 1
>
> Clay
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 209
>
> Rock Wren
>
> 1
>
> Dallas
>
> 1-Nov-18
>
> 210
>
> House Wren
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 21-Apr-18
>
> 211
>
> Winter Wren
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 10-Mar-18
>
> 212
>
> Sedge Wren
>
> 1
>
> St. Clair
>
> 3-May-18
>
> 213
>
> Marsh Wren
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 20-Apr-18
>
> 214
>
> Carolina Wren
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 215
>
> Bewick's Wren
>
> 2
>
> Cole
>
> 18-May-18
>
> 216
>
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
>
> 3
>
> Christian
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 217
>
> Golden-crowned Kinglet
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 12-Jan-18
>
> 218
>
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
>
> 1
>
> Holt
>
> 1-Apr-18
>
> 219
>
> Eastern Bluebird
>
> 7
>
> Macon
>
> 5-Jan-18
>
> 220
>
> Mountain Bluebird
>
> 1
>
> St Clair
>
> 30-Nov-18
>
> 221
>
> Veery
>
> 1
>
> Oregon
>
> 30-Apr-18
>
> 222
>
> Gray-cheeked Thrush
>
> 2
>
> Shannon
>
> 1-May-18
>
> 223
>
> Swainson's Thrush
>
> 1
>
> Oregon
>
> 30-Apr-18
>
> 224
>
> Hermit Thrush
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 8-Jan-18
>
> 225
>
> Wood Thrush
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 27-Apr-18
>
> 226
>
> American Robin
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 227
>
> Gray Catbird
>
> 1
>
> Shannon
>
> 1-May-18
>
> 228
>
> Brown Thrasher
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 229
>
> Northern Mockingbird
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 230
>
> European Starling
>
> 50
>
> Randolph
>
> 4-Jan-18
>
> 231
>
> American Pipit
>
> 3
>
> Boone
>
> 4-Mar-18
>
> 232
>
> Cedar Waxwing
>
> 3
>
> Ray
>
> 20-Jan-18
>
> 233
>
> Evening Grosbeak
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 234
>
> House Finch
>
> 6
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 235
>
> Purple Finch
>
> 8
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 236
>
> Common Redpoll
>
> 1
>
> Jackson
>
> 9-Feb-18
>
> 237
>
> Red Crossbill
>
> 5
>
> Ste Genevieve
>
> 6-May-18
>
> 238
>
> Pine Siskin
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 25-Jan-18
>
> 239
>
> American Goldfinch
>
> 4
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 240
>
> Lapland Longspur
>
> 37
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 241
>
> Smith's Longspur
>
> 5
>
> Boone
>
> 4-Mar-18
>
> 242
>
> Snow Bunting
>
> 1
>
> Macon
>
> 7-Nov-18
>
> 243
>
> Grasshopper Sparrow
>
> 1
>
> Callaway
>
> 5-May-18
>
> 244
>
> Chipping Sparrow
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 27-Mar-18
>
> 245
>
> Clay-colored Sparrow
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 15-Apr-18
>
> 246
>
> Field Sparrow
>
> 1
>
> Greene
>
> 2-Mar-18
>
> 247
>
> Lark Sparrow
>
> 4
>
> Vernon
>
> 17-Apr-18
>
> 248
>
> American Tree Sparrow
>
> 3
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 249
>
> Fox Sparrow
>
> 6
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 250
>
> Dark-eyed Junco
>
> 20
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 251
>
> White-crowned Sparrow
>
> 7
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 252
>
> Golden-crowned Sparrow
>
> 1
>
> Carroll
>
> 5-Mar-18
>
> 253
>
> Harris's Sparrow
>
> 2
>
> Barton
>
> 13-Jan-18
>
> 254
>
> White-throated Sparrow
>
> 8
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 255
>
> Vesper Sparrow
>
> 4
>
> Boone
>
> 31-Mar-18
>
> 257
>
> Nelson's Sparrow
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 24-Sep-18
>
> 258
>
> Savannah Sparrow
>
> 8
>
> Boone
>
> 9-Jan-18
>
> 259
>
> Henslow's Sparrow
>
> 3
>
> Pettis
>
> 11-May-18
>
> 260
>
> Song Sparrow
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 261
>
> Lincoln's Sparrow
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 14-Apr-18
>
> 262
>
> Swamp Sparrow
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 7-Jan-18
>
> 263
>
> Green-tailed Towhee
>
> 1
>
> Dallas
>
> 21-Apr-18
>
> 264
>
> Spotted Towhee
>
> 1
>
> St Louis
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> 265
>
> Eastern Towhee
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 266
>
> Yellow-breasted Chat
>
> 2
>
> Shannon
>
> 1-May-18
>
> 267
>
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
>
> 3
>
> Saline
>
> 30-Mar-18
>
> 268
>
> Bobolink
>
> 3
>
> Boone
>
> 25-Apr-18
>
> 269
>
> Western Meadowlark
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 270
>
> Eastern Meadowlark
>
> 3
>
> Boone
>
> 11-Jan-18
>
> 271
>
> Orchard Oriole
>
> 2
>
> Laclede
>
> 26-Apr-18
>
> 272
>
> Baltimore Oriole
>
> 2
>
> Laclede
>
> 26-Apr-18
>
> 273
>
> Red-winged Blackbird
>
> 2000
>
> Boone
>
> 8-Jan-18
>
> 274
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird
>
> 75
>
> Boone
>
> 8-Jan-18
>
> 275
>
> Rusty Blackbird
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 17-Feb-18
>
> 276
>
> Brewer's Blackbird
>
> 150
>
> St Clair
>
> 23-Feb-18
>
> 277
>
> Common Grackle
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 8-Jan-18
>
> 278
>
> Great-tailed Grackle
>
> 6
>
> St Charles
>
> 13-Feb-18
>
> 279
>
> Ovenbird
>
> 6
>
> St Charles
>
> 28-Apr-18
>
> 280
>
> Worm-eating Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 26-Apr-18
>
> 281
>
> Louisiana Waterthrush
>
> 4
>
> Boone
>
> 28-Mar-18
>
> 282
>
> Northern Waterthrush
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 22-Apr-18
>
> 283
>
> Golden-winged Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 5-May-18
>
> 284
>
> Blue-winged Warbler
>
> 3
>
> St Charles
>
> 28-Apr-18
>
> 285
>
> Black-and-white Warbler
>
> 2
>
> Christian
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 286
>
> Prothonotary Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 22-Apr-18
>
> 287
>
> Swainson's Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Oregon
>
> 30-Apr-18
>
> 288
>
> Tennessee Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 15-Apr-18
>
> 289
>
> Orange-crowned Warbler
>
> 2
>
> St Clair
>
> 19-Apr-18
>
> 290
>
> Nashville Warbler
>
> 2
>
> Christian
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 290
>
> Mourning Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 7-May-18
>
> 292
>
> Kentucky Warbler
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 28-Apr-18
>
> 294
>
> Hooded Warbler
>
> 3
>
> Warren
>
> 18-May-18
>
> 295
>
> American Redstart
>
> 3
>
> St Charles
>
> 28-Apr-18
>
> 296
>
> Cape May Warbler
>
> 2
>
> St Louis City
>
> 15-May-18
>
> 297
>
> Cerulean Warbler
>
> 2
>
> St Charles
>
> 28-Apr-18
>
> 298
>
> Northern Parula
>
> 1
>
> Greene
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 299
>
> Magnolia Warbler
>
> 4
>
> Boone
>
> 5-May-18
>
> 300
>
> Bay-breasted Warbler
>
> 5
>
> St Louis City
>
> 15-May-18
>
> 301
>
> Blackburnian Warbler
>
> 3
>
> St Louis City
>
> 15-May-18
>
> 302
>
> Yellow Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 22-Apr-18
>
> 303
>
> Chestnut-sided Warbler
>
> 2
>
> Boone
>
> 8-May-18
>
> 304
>
> Blackpoll Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Shannon
>
> 1-May-18
>
> 305
>
> Black-throated Blue Warbler
>
> 1
>
> St Louis City
>
> 6-Sep-18
>
> 307
>
> Pine Warbler
>
> 3
>
> Christian
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 308
>
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 3-Jan-18
>
> 309
>
> Yellow-throated Warbler
>
> 7
>
> Christian
>
> 12-Apr-18
>
> 310
>
> Prairie Warbler
>
> 3
>
> Shannon
>
> 30-Apr-18
>
> 311
>
> Black-throated Green Warbler
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 28-Apr-18
>
> 312
>
> Canada Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 8-May-18
>
> 313
>
> Wilson's Warbler
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 7-May-18
>
> 314
>
> Summer Tanager
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 27-Apr-18
>
> 315
>
> Scarlet Tanager
>
> 1
>
> St Charles
>
> 27-Apr-18
>
> 316
>
> Northern Cardinal
>
> 8
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 317
>
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 22-Apr-18
>
> 318
>
> Blue Grosbeak
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 23-Apr-18
>
> 319
>
> Indigo Bunting
>
> 1
>
> Boone
>
> 14-Apr-18
>
> 320
>
> Painted Bunting
>
> 2
>
> Greene
>
> 11-May-18
>
> 321
>
> Dickcissel
>
> 5
>
> Hickory
>
> 3-May-18
>
> 322
>
> House Sparrow
>
> 15
>
> Boone
>
> 1-Jan-18
>
> 323
>
> Eurasian Tree Sparrow
>
> 30
>
> St Charles
>
> 6-Jan-18
>
> Please share with others who might be interested. I know I have left off
> some folks unintentionally, but will send it to anyone who would like it
> that is not on Mobirds-L.
>
> Brad Jacobs Boone County Missouri
>
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Date: 1/5/19 1:31 pm
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Long-Tailed Duck continues in Scott County
The LTDU was still in the Brenda Kay Sand Quarry Pond at 3:30 this
afternoon. Visible from the south side of the area, but spending a lot more
time underwater than on the surface.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, Cape Girardeau Co.

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Date: 1/5/19 12:45 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: My Big Year List for 2018 - Brad Jacobs
Below I am sharing my 2018 Big Year bird list. As many of you know I tried
to break Tim Barksdale’s 1991 record in 2017 and ended up at 310 species.
Tim helped me find several species in 2017 and again in 2018. Many other
birders were very helpful in finding new birds, especially vagrants, or
joining me in the field on many days. The year 2018 was an amazing year for
rare, casual and accidental birds.

I used The Audubon Society of Missouri <https://mobirds.org/> (ASM)
Annotated Checklist <https://mobirds.org/Birds/MOChecklist.aspx> as my
source for birds and their status. All my observations of rare, casual, and
accidental species, as well as many of the common and uncommon species
included ID comments on the eBird checklists for review by the eBird
reviewer team. I submitted documentation for the casual and accidental
species and other species on the Documentation Review List
<https://mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/ReviewList.aspx> for review by the
Missouri Bird Records Committee (MBRC
<https://mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/>). I especially tried to get
photographs of all of the rare, casual, and accidental species or sketched
the birds in the field when I wasn’t able to get to my camera in time.

I followed the American Birding Association Recording Rules within the
boundaries of Missouri with one exception I used the ASM Checklist for
countable species. I didn’t include any species that were considered
domestic, zoo escapes, exotic: such as Egyptian Goose, Gray Lag Goose,
Black Swan, Mute Swan, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Shelduck, etc. I have seen
all of these in Missouri over the past 30 years. I did count Ring-necked
Pheasant as it is considered naturalized, but counted no other pheasant
species that have been seen in Missouri. I only counted birds that were
alive, wild and unrestrained. E.g. the Ruffed Grouse released in 2018 in
Missouri, or bird involved in or influenced by mist-netting or banding
operations. I didn’t count bird’s eggs unless I saw the bird.

In 2017 before I started my 2018 Big Year, I listed 6 items that I hoped to
accomplish in 2018 by doing a Big Year.

1) Find more than 314 species of birds in one year. I did that by 26
September 2018.

2) Get a lot more folks involved in trying to break their previous
year's species and checklists totals.

3) Help birders add some rigor to their observational skills by using
multiple ID characters to document and report any bird unusual species so
that all birders can learn and replicate the approach.

4) Report all "good" birds, i.e. birds that others might want to try
and locate and do it in a timely fashion.

5) Document observed MBRC review list species and post on mobirds.org.

6) Develop and establish a Big Year-like process, structure, special
events and rules to follow.



While I thoroughly enjoyed 2018, I understand how crazy it was. Doing a
Big Year like Tim did in 1991, and Kendell, Steve, Debbie, and myself did
in 2018, when we all passed Tim’s record, might have been a function of an
exceptional year for unusual birds to show up in Missouri. I’d like to
think it also had a lot to do with eBird and the immediacy of knowing when
a bird was reported and where it was observed. I don’t know for sure, but
based on all the new birder names on eBird we may also see an increase in
unusual bird sightings in the future.



I would love to see the Big Year lists of others, including Tim’s from 1991
which I have never seen. I hope you all start thinking about birding,
including studying the bird books and finding a mentor to go into the field
with.

Below is my Big Year summary of bird species observed in 2018. It includes
the species name, number of individuals observed on the date and in the
county listed.

No.

Species

Count

Location

Date

1

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

1

Boone

20-May-18

2

Snow Goose

400

Barton

13-Jan-18

3

Ross's Goose

2

Barton

13-Jan-18

4

Greater White-fronted Goose

360

St Charles

6-Jan-18

5

Cackling Goose

2

Boone

8-Jan-18

6

Canada Goose

25

Boone

3-Jan-18

7

Trumpeter Swan

4

Boone

4-Jan-18

8

Tundra Swan

4

St Charles

6-Jan-18

9

Wood Duck

5

St. Clair

23-Feb-18

10

Blue-winged Teal

2

Greene

2-Mar-18

11

Cinnamon Teal

2

Greene

2-Mar-18

12

Northern Shoveler

43

Boone

9-Jan-18

13

Gadwall

31

Boone

9-Jan-18

14

American Wigeon

4

Boone

9-Jan-18

15

Mallard

75

Macon

5-Jan-18

16

American Black Duck

1

Boone

17-Jan-18

17

Mottled Duck

1

Holt

29-May-18

18

Northern Pintail

2

Clay

20-Jan-18

19

Green-winged Teal

1

St Charles

6-Jan-18

20

Canvasback

6

St Charles

19-Jan-18

21

Redhead

9

Saline

1-Feb-18

22

Ring-necked Duck

50

St Charles

19-Jan-18

23

Greater Scaup

2

St Charles

6-Jan-18

24

Lesser Scaup

10

St Charles

6-Jan-18

25

Surf Scoter

3

Franklin

29-Mar-18

26

White-winged Scoter

1

St Charles

19-Mar-18

27

Black Scoter

1

Clay

19-Nov-18

28

Long-tailed Duck

1

St Charles

18-Nov-18

29

Bufflehead

1

Clay

20-Jan-18

30

Common Goldeneye

2

Macon

5-Jan-18

31

Hooded Merganser

16

St Charles

19-Jan-18

32

Common Merganser

23

St Charles

6-Jan-18

33

Red-breasted Merganser

1

St Charles

17-Feb-18

34

Ruddy Duck

4

St Charles

27-Jan-18

35

Northern Bobwhite

1

St Clair

12-Mar-18

36

Ring-necked Pheasant

1

Saline

18-Mar-18

37

Greater Prairie-Chicken

6

St Clair

22-Mar-18

38

Wild Turkey

13

Taney

3-Feb-18

39

Pied-billed Grebe

1

St Charles

19-Jan-18

40

Horned Grebe

1

Clay

20-Jan-18

41

Red-necked Grebe

1

Boone

10-Apr-18

42

Eared Grebe

1

Boone

9-Apr-18

43

Western Grebe

1

Taney CO

25-Nov-18

44

Rock Pigeon

2

St Charles

6-Jan-18

45

Eurasian Collared-Dove

2

Randolph

4-Jan-18

46

White-winged Dove

2

New Madrid

31-May-18

47

Mourning Dove

2

Boone

1-Jan-18

48

Greater Roadrunner

1

Greene

22-Mar-18

49

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

1

Boone

7-May-18

50

Black-billed Cuckoo

1

Holt

5-Jun-18

51

Common Nighthawk

1

St. Clair

3-May-18

52

Chuck-will's-widow

2

Callaway

5-May-18

53

Eastern Whip-poor-will

1

Boone

16-Apr-18

54

Chimney Swift

1

Greene

12-Apr-18

55

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

2

Laclede

26-Apr-18

56

Rufous Hummingbird

1

Dade

29-Aug-18

57

King Rail

2

Lincoln

23-May-18

58

Virginia Rail

1

Boone

16-Apr-18

59

Sora

1

Boone

9-Apr-18

60

Common Gallinule

1

Boone

20-May-18

61

American Coot

1

Clay

20-Jan-18

62

Yellow Rail

4

St Clair

3-May-18

63

Sandhill Crane

1

St Charles

6-Jan-18

64

Black-necked Stilt

1

St Charles

6-May-18

65

American Avocet

12

Dade

12-Apr-18

66

Black-bellied Plover

1

St Clair

3-May-18

67

American Golden-Plover

2

Boone

20-Mar-18

68

Semipalmated Plover

10

Vernon

17-Apr-18

69

Piping Plover

1

Boone

23-Apr-18

70

Killdeer

2

Morgan

22-Jan-18

71

Upland Sandpiper

3

Dade

12-Apr-18

72

Hudsonian Godwit

1

Boone

14-Apr-18

73

Marbled Godwit

4

Vernon

17-Apr-18

74

Ruddy Turnstone

2

Boone

12-May-18

75

Ruff

1

Boone

12-May-18

76

Stilt Sandpiper

1

Boone

23-Apr-18

77

Sanderling

2

Boone

12-May-18

78

Dunlin

2

Boone

15-Apr-18

79

Baird's Sandpiper

1

Boone

25-Mar-18

80

Least Sandpiper

3

Lincoln

13-Feb-18

81

White-rumped Sandpiper

8

Boone

5-May-18

82

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

2

Callaway

2-Aug-18

83

Pectoral Sandpiper

1

St Clair

12-Mar-18

84

Semipalmated Sandpiper

3

Vernon

7-Apr-18

85

Western Sandpiper

2

St Clair

16-Aug-18

86

Short-billed Dowitcher

7

St Clair

3-May-18

87

Long-billed Dowitcher

1

St Clair

12-Mar-18

88

American Woodcock

3

Boone

22-Feb-18

90

Wilson's Snipe

2

Morgan

22-Jan-18

90

Wilson's Phalarope

1

Vernon

17-Apr-18

91

Red-necked Phalarope

1

Boone

24-Aug-18

92

Red Phalarope

1

Monroe

19-Sep-18

93

Spotted Sandpiper

6

St Clair

19-Apr-18

94

Solitary Sandpiper

1

Boone

16-Apr-18

95

Greater Yellowlegs

2

Boone

17-Mar-18

96

Willet

1

St Clair

19-Apr-18

97

Lesser Yellowlegs

9

Boone

25-Mar-18

98

Pomarine Jaeger

1

Chariton

15-Oct-18

99

Sabine's Gull

1

Macon

23-Oct-18

100

Bonaparte's Gull

1

St Charles

27-Jan-18

101

Laughing Gull

Randolph

26-Sep-18

102

Franklin's Gull

25

Holt

9-May-18

103

Ring-billed Gull

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

104

Herring Gull

8

St Charles

6-Jan-18

105

Iceland Gull

1

Clay

20-Jan-18

106

Lesser Black-backed Gull

2

St Charles

27-Jan-18

107

Glaucous Gull

1

St Charles

25-Feb-18

108

Least Tern

6

St Charles

16-May-18

109

Caspian Tern

1

Boone

20-Apr-18

110

Black Tern

1

Boone

20-May-18

111

Common Tern

1

Dade

5-Sep-18

112

Forster's Tern

1

St Charles

6-May-18

113

Red-throated Loon

2

Taney

3-Feb-18

114

Pacific Loon

2

Greene

22-Mar-18

115

Common Loon

35

Taney

3-Feb-18

116

Wood Stork

1

Chariton

28-Jul-18

117

Anhinga

1

Dunklin

29-Jul-18

118

Neotropic Cormorant

1

Vernon

17-Apr-18

119

Double-crested Cormorant

220

Benton

23-Feb-18

120

American White Pelican

4

St Charles

6-Jan-18

121

American Bittern

1

Boone

9-Apr-18

122

Least Bittern

4

Lincoln

23-May-18

123

Great Blue Heron

12

St Charles

6-Jan-18

124

Great Egret

1

St Clair

3-Apr-18

125

Snowy Egret

1

Vernon

17-Apr-18

126

Little Blue Heron

2

Perry

31-May-18

127

Cattle Egret

1

Boone

20-Apr-18

128

Green Heron

1

St Charles

27-Apr-18

129

Black-crowned Night-Heron

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

130

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

3

Greene

12-Apr-18

131

White Ibis

3

Wayne

3-Aug-18

132

Glossy Ibis

1

St Clair

19-Apr-18

133

White-faced Ibis

2

Boone

14-Apr-18

134

Roseate Spoonbill

1

Wayne

9-Aug-18

135

Black Vulture

4

Miller

22-Jan-18

136

Turkey Vulture

2

Boone

1-Jan-18

137

Osprey

1

Dade

15-Mar-18

138

White-tailed Kite

1

Cedar

3-Apr-18

139

Golden Eagle

1

Saline

1-Feb-18

140

Mississippi Kite

1

Lawrence

11-May-18

141

Northern Harrier

4

Boone

3-Jan-18

142

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

Boone

4-Jan-18

143

Cooper's Hawk

1

Boone

12-Jan-18

144

Bald Eagle

11

Macon

5-Jan-18

145

Red-shouldered Hawk

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

146

Broad-winged Hawk

1

Christian

12-Apr-18

147

Swainson's Hawk

1

Greene

12-Apr-18

148

Red-tailed Hawk

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

149

Rough-legged Hawk

1

St Clair

10-Jan-18

150

Barn Owl

1

Dade

15-Mar-18

151

Eastern Screech-Owl

1

Boone

12-May-18

152

Great Horned Owl

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

153

Snowy Owl

1

St Charles

6-Jan-18

154

Burrowing Owl

1

Dade

12-Apr-18

155

Barred Owl

2

Boone

19-Jan-18

156

Long-eared Owl

2

Linn

21-Mar-18

157

Short-eared Owl

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

158

Belted Kingfisher

1

Morgan

22-Jan-18

159

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

1

St Louis

6-Jan-18

160

Red-headed Woodpecker

1

Macon

5-Jan-18

161

Red-bellied Woodpecker

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

162

Downy Woodpecker

2

Boone

1-Jan-18

163

Hairy Woodpecker

2

Boone

3-Jan-18

163

Leconte's Sparrow

2

St Clair

3-Apr-18

164

Pileated Woodpecker

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

165

Northern Flicker

3

Boone

8-Jan-18

166

American Kestrel

2

Boone

4-Jan-18

167

Merlin

1

Boone

9-Jan-18

168

Peregrine Falcon

1

St Charles

19-Jan-18

169

Prairie Falcon

1

Barton

10-Jan-18

170

Olive-sided Flycatcher

1

Boone

15-May-18

171

Eastern Wood-Pewee

1

St Charles

28-Apr-18

172

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

2

Boone

15-May-18

173

Acadian Flycatcher

1

St Charles

27-Apr-18

174

Alder Flycatcher

1

Boone

15-May-18

175

Willow Flycatcher

2

St Charles

16-May-18

176

Least Flycatcher

1

Boone

4-May-18

177

Eastern Phoebe

1

Boone

28-Feb-18

178

Say's Phoebe

1

Barton

13-Jan-18

179

Great Crested Flycatcher

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

180

Western Kingbird

2

Cole

1-May-18

181

Eastern Kingbird

1

St Clair

19-Apr-18

182

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

1

Dade

12-Apr-18

183

Loggerhead Shrike

1

St Clair

10-Jan-18

184

Northern Shrike

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

185

White-eyed Vireo

2

St Charles

28-Apr-18

186

Bell's Vireo

1

Boone

7-May-18

187

Yellow-throated Vireo

3

Christian

12-Apr-18

188

Blue-headed Vireo

3

St Charles

28-Apr-18

189

Philadelphia Vireo

1

Oregon

30-Apr-18

190

Warbling Vireo

1

Boone

15-Apr-18

191

Red-eyed Vireo

2

St Charles

28-Apr-18

192

Blue Jay

12

Boone

1-Jan-18

193

American Crow

2

Boone

1-Jan-18

194

Fish Crow

13

Boone

20-Mar-18

195

Horned Lark

12

Randolph

4-Jan-18

196

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

6

Boone

6-Apr-18

197

Purple Martin

6

Boone

20-Mar-18

198

Tree Swallow

18

Boone

10-Mar-18

199

Bank Swallow

1

Boone

25-Mar-18

200

Barn Swallow

5

Boone

20-Mar-18

201

Cliff Swallow

4

Boone

25-Mar-18

202

Cave Swallow

1

Bates

14-Jul-18

203

Carolina Chickadee

8

St Louis

6-Jan-18

203

Common Yellowthroat

1

Boone

26-Apr-18

204

Black-capped Chickadee

2

Boone

1-Jan-18

205

Tufted Titmouse

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

206

Red-breasted Nuthatch

2

St Louis

6-Jan-18

206

Palm Warbler

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

207

White-breasted Nuthatch

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

208

Brown Creeper

1

Clay

20-Jan-18

209

Rock Wren

1

Dallas

1-Nov-18

210

House Wren

2

Boone

21-Apr-18

211

Winter Wren

2

Boone

10-Mar-18

212

Sedge Wren

1

St. Clair

3-May-18

213

Marsh Wren

2

Boone

20-Apr-18

214

Carolina Wren

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

215

Bewick's Wren

2

Cole

18-May-18

216

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

3

Christian

12-Apr-18

217

Golden-crowned Kinglet

2

Boone

12-Jan-18

218

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

1

Holt

1-Apr-18

219

Eastern Bluebird

7

Macon

5-Jan-18

220

Mountain Bluebird

1

St Clair

30-Nov-18

221

Veery

1

Oregon

30-Apr-18

222

Gray-cheeked Thrush

2

Shannon

1-May-18

223

Swainson's Thrush

1

Oregon

30-Apr-18

224

Hermit Thrush

2

Boone

8-Jan-18

225

Wood Thrush

2

St Charles

27-Apr-18

226

American Robin

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

227

Gray Catbird

1

Shannon

1-May-18

228

Brown Thrasher

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

229

Northern Mockingbird

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

230

European Starling

50

Randolph

4-Jan-18

231

American Pipit

3

Boone

4-Mar-18

232

Cedar Waxwing

3

Ray

20-Jan-18

233

Evening Grosbeak

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

234

House Finch

6

Boone

1-Jan-18

235

Purple Finch

8

Boone

1-Jan-18

236

Common Redpoll

1

Jackson

9-Feb-18

237

Red Crossbill

5

Ste Genevieve

6-May-18

238

Pine Siskin

2

Boone

25-Jan-18

239

American Goldfinch

4

Boone

1-Jan-18

240

Lapland Longspur

37

St Charles

6-Jan-18

241

Smith's Longspur

5

Boone

4-Mar-18

242

Snow Bunting

1

Macon

7-Nov-18

243

Grasshopper Sparrow

1

Callaway

5-May-18

244

Chipping Sparrow

1

Boone

27-Mar-18

245

Clay-colored Sparrow

1

Boone

15-Apr-18

246

Field Sparrow

1

Greene

2-Mar-18

247

Lark Sparrow

4

Vernon

17-Apr-18

248

American Tree Sparrow

3

Boone

1-Jan-18

249

Fox Sparrow

6

Boone

1-Jan-18

250

Dark-eyed Junco

20

Boone

1-Jan-18

251

White-crowned Sparrow

7

Boone

3-Jan-18

252

Golden-crowned Sparrow

1

Carroll

5-Mar-18

253

Harris's Sparrow

2

Barton

13-Jan-18

254

White-throated Sparrow

8

Boone

1-Jan-18

255

Vesper Sparrow

4

Boone

31-Mar-18

257

Nelson's Sparrow

1

Boone

24-Sep-18

258

Savannah Sparrow

8

Boone

9-Jan-18

259

Henslow's Sparrow

3

Pettis

11-May-18

260

Song Sparrow

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

261

Lincoln's Sparrow

1

Boone

14-Apr-18

262

Swamp Sparrow

1

Boone

7-Jan-18

263

Green-tailed Towhee

1

Dallas

21-Apr-18

264

Spotted Towhee

1

St Louis

6-Jan-18

265

Eastern Towhee

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

266

Yellow-breasted Chat

2

Shannon

1-May-18

267

Yellow-headed Blackbird

3

Saline

30-Mar-18

268

Bobolink

3

Boone

25-Apr-18

269

Western Meadowlark

1

Boone

1-Jan-18

270

Eastern Meadowlark

3

Boone

11-Jan-18

271

Orchard Oriole

2

Laclede

26-Apr-18

272

Baltimore Oriole

2

Laclede

26-Apr-18

273

Red-winged Blackbird

2000

Boone

8-Jan-18

274

Brown-headed Cowbird

75

Boone

8-Jan-18

275

Rusty Blackbird

1

St Charles

17-Feb-18

276

Brewer's Blackbird

150

St Clair

23-Feb-18

277

Common Grackle

2

Boone

8-Jan-18

278

Great-tailed Grackle

6

St Charles

13-Feb-18

279

Ovenbird

6

St Charles

28-Apr-18

280

Worm-eating Warbler

1

Boone

26-Apr-18

281

Louisiana Waterthrush

4

Boone

28-Mar-18

282

Northern Waterthrush

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

283

Golden-winged Warbler

1

Boone

5-May-18

284

Blue-winged Warbler

3

St Charles

28-Apr-18

285

Black-and-white Warbler

2

Christian

12-Apr-18

286

Prothonotary Warbler

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

287

Swainson's Warbler

1

Oregon

30-Apr-18

288

Tennessee Warbler

1

Boone

15-Apr-18

289

Orange-crowned Warbler

2

St Clair

19-Apr-18

290

Nashville Warbler

2

Christian

12-Apr-18

290

Mourning Warbler

1

Boone

7-May-18

292

Kentucky Warbler

2

St Charles

28-Apr-18

294

Hooded Warbler

3

Warren

18-May-18

295

American Redstart

3

St Charles

28-Apr-18

296

Cape May Warbler

2

St Louis City

15-May-18

297

Cerulean Warbler

2

St Charles

28-Apr-18

298

Northern Parula

1

Greene

12-Apr-18

299

Magnolia Warbler

4

Boone

5-May-18

300

Bay-breasted Warbler

5

St Louis City

15-May-18

301

Blackburnian Warbler

3

St Louis City

15-May-18

302

Yellow Warbler

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

303

Chestnut-sided Warbler

2

Boone

8-May-18

304

Blackpoll Warbler

1

Shannon

1-May-18

305

Black-throated Blue Warbler

1

St Louis City

6-Sep-18

307

Pine Warbler

3

Christian

12-Apr-18

308

Yellow-rumped Warbler

1

Boone

3-Jan-18

309

Yellow-throated Warbler

7

Christian

12-Apr-18

310

Prairie Warbler

3

Shannon

30-Apr-18

311

Black-throated Green Warbler

1

St Charles

28-Apr-18

312

Canada Warbler

1

Boone

8-May-18

313

Wilson's Warbler

1

Boone

7-May-18

314

Summer Tanager

1

St Charles

27-Apr-18

315

Scarlet Tanager

1

St Charles

27-Apr-18

316

Northern Cardinal

8

Boone

1-Jan-18

317

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

1

Boone

22-Apr-18

318

Blue Grosbeak

1

Boone

23-Apr-18

319

Indigo Bunting

1

Boone

14-Apr-18

320

Painted Bunting

2

Greene

11-May-18

321

Dickcissel

5

Hickory

3-May-18

322

House Sparrow

15

Boone

1-Jan-18

323

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

30

St Charles

6-Jan-18

Please share with others who might be interested. I know I have left off
some folks unintentionally, but will send it to anyone who would like it
that is not on Mobirds-L.

Brad Jacobs Boone County Missouri

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Date: 1/5/19 10:20 am
From: Jim Gorski <josepheaglefeather...>
Subject: Northern Shrike Clinton County
I just observed and photographed a Northern Shrike at the McGee Family conservation area just east of C Highway and County road 240. This is about 1-2 miles south of Plattsburg. The Shrike was moving back and forth landing in tall grass approximately 50 yards beyond the hunting/fishing regulations sign at the main parking area.

Jim Gorski
Kearney MO
816-200-6012

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Date: 1/4/19 9:16 pm
From: Sara Franson <sarafranson...>
Subject: Re: Loess Bluffs NWR
Thanks to everyone! Hopefully nothing unlawful is happening. I know there are tons of snow geese at Loess Bluffs … but with the eagles being present too … just seems scary. But I am about as far from a hunter as you could get … so I will openly admit that I don’t know about a lot of that stuff. If it is possible it is an area that can be hunted … then hopefully it was all okay.

Sara

> On Jan 4, 2019, at 10:04 PM, birdsecretary <birdsecretary...> wrote:
>
> Sara,
> I have forwarded your message onward to someone who will address the issue. Thank you.
> Christine Kline
> Cass County ~ Pleadant Hill, MO
> <Birdsecretary...>
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> Sent from Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: Sara Franson <sarafranson...>
> Date: 1/4/19 7:32 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Loess Bluffs NWR
>
> So I had a friend tell me that one of her friends was visiting the refuge and she saw people hunting there. Since the government has been shut down - hunters have been going there to shoot the wildlife.
>
> I hope this is NOT true … but if it is … is there anything that can be done?
>
> Sara
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Date: 1/4/19 8:04 pm
From: birdsecretary <birdsecretary...>
Subject: Re: Loess Bluffs NWR
Sara, I have forwarded your message onward to someone who will address the issue. Thank you.Christine KlineCass County ~ Pleadant Hill, <MOBirdsecretary...> 


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-------- Original message --------From: Sara Franson <sarafranson...> Date: 1/4/19 7:32 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <MOBIRDS-L...> Subject: Loess Bluffs NWR
So I had a friend tell me that one of her friends was visiting the refuge and she saw people hunting there. Since the government has been shut down - hunters have been going there to shoot the wildlife.

I hope this is NOT true … but if it is … is there anything that can be done?

Sara
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Date: 1/4/19 6:18 pm
From: Sara Franson <sarafranson...>
Subject: Loess Bluffs NWR
So I had a friend tell me that one of her friends was visiting the refuge and she saw people hunting there. Since the government has been shut down - hunters have been going there to shoot the wildlife.

I hope this is NOT true … but if it is … is there anything that can be done?

Sara
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Date: 1/4/19 3:18 pm
From: Míguel Acosta <fotosbymiguel...>
Subject: Re: B.K. Leach question
Hello Yvonne, I have seen them, every weekend last month.

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Date: 1/4/19 1:25 pm
From: Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...>
Subject: B.K. Leach question
Has anyone seen Short eared Owls at BK Leach this season?

Good birding to all in 2019!

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St. Louis

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Date: 1/4/19 4:01 am
From: Kirk Augustine <mail4kaa...>
Subject: Re: Red breasted nuthatch
Here in Liberty, I’ve been watching two pair of red breasted nut hatches since before Thanksgiving. They’re ‘busier’ than the white breasted ones. They like peanut pieces and a fruit blend feed I got at Lowe’s.

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> On January 1 at about 9: A.M I had a red breasted nuthatch on my sunflower chips feeder. I live on Wornall Road in the 5800 block. I was able to watch it for over 5 minutes. I was unable to photograph it, as I had no camera in hand was was afraid if I left to get one the bird would be gone. As it stayed so long I would have made it back in time. I understand from a fellow at the Discovery Center that this sighting is most unusual. This is a first for my backyard. I've had the white breasted nuthatch many times including winin the last month.
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Date: 1/3/19 7:01 pm
From: Pat Garner <pjsports...>
Subject: Re: NOrthern Shrike at BK Leach - Yes
Hubby and I were at BK Leach today, 1.3.19 at abt 3:00p.m., and the Northern Shrike was at the exact same location as poster Haenni. There were two there at that time. Got so-so photos of one on the line.

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Date: 1/3/19 6:56 pm
From: Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...>
Subject: Re: Long tailed duck1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Dec 22, 2018
The Long-tailed Duck was still there today - Thursday - around 9 am.

Robert Brundage
Jefferson City, MO
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Subject: Re: Long tailed duck1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Dec 22, 2018

Long tailed duck still present on the water along with the common loon, goldeneye's, scaup, bufflehead, and ring necked ducks.

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eBird Report - 13031427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Dec 22, 2018

13031427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Scott, Missouri, US
Dec 22, 2018 12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
9 species

Canada Goose 75
Canvasback 2
Greater Scaup 2
Lesser Scaup 3
Long-tailed Duck 1 Clearly an Adult male. Brown patch around eye. Two tone short bill. Black and White body. Diving with GoldenEye and bufflehead on the far East side of the lake. Best seen from the gates on the south county road. Pictures attached
Bufflehead 2
Common Goldeneye 9
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1

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Date: 1/3/19 6:23 pm
From: Connie Thompson <gmt...>
Subject: Re: ? about Loess Bluffs NWR
Short answer yes

---- Aileen Abbott <Aileen.Abbott...> wrote:
> Is Loess Bluffs still "open" for driving with the government shut down?
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> I'm thinking about making a trip to Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge this weekend. Goal is to see the thousands of Snow Geese that have been present. But, of course, the big question is whether or not the large numbers of snow geese are still there? Can anyone give me an update from yesterday, today or tomorrow?
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Date: 1/3/19 1:51 pm
From: Aileen Abbott <Aileen.Abbott...>
Subject: Re: ? about Loess Bluffs NWR
Is Loess Bluffs still "open" for driving with the government shut down?

Aileen Abbott

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I'm thinking about making a trip to Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge this weekend. Goal is to see the thousands of Snow Geese that have been present. But, of course, the big question is whether or not the large numbers of snow geese are still there? Can anyone give me an update from yesterday, today or tomorrow?

TIA, Susan

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Date: 1/3/19 12:53 pm
From: Nancy Reicher <nlreicher...>
Subject: Red breasted nuthatch
On January 1 at about 9: A.M I had a red breasted nuthatch on my sunflower chips feeder. I live on Wornall Road in the 5800 block. I was able to watch it for over 5 minutes. I was unable to photograph it, as I had no camera in hand was was afraid if I left to get one the bird would be gone. As it stayed so long I would have made it back in time. I understand from a fellow at the Discovery Center that this sighting is most unusual. This is a first for my backyard. I've had the white breasted nuthatch many times including winin the last month.

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Date: 1/2/19 9:28 pm
From: Hazelwood, Susan <HazelwoodS...>
Subject: ? about Loess Bluffs NWR
I'm thinking about making a trip to Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge this weekend. Goal is to see the thousands of Snow Geese that have been present. But, of course, the big question is whether or not the large numbers of snow geese are still there? Can anyone give me an update from yesterday, today or tomorrow?

TIA, Susan

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Date: 1/2/19 2:35 pm
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Re: Long tailed duck1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Dec 22, 2018
Long tailed duck still present on the water along with the common loon, goldeneye's, scaup, bufflehead, and ring necked ducks.

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eBird Report - 1303–1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Dec 22, 2018

1303–1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Scott, Missouri, US
Dec 22, 2018 12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
9 species

Canada Goose 75
Canvasback 2
Greater Scaup 2
Lesser Scaup 3
Long-tailed Duck 1 Clearly an Adult male. Brown patch around eye. Two tone short bill. Black and White body. Diving with GoldenEye and bufflehead on the far East side of the lake. Best seen from the gates on the south county road. Pictures attached
Bufflehead 2
Common Goldeneye 9
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1

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Date: 1/2/19 12:39 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: NOrthern Shrike at BK Leach - Yes
I refound the shrike today but at a slightly different location. When you rech the "T" in the road from Erics directions yesterday . the bird was to the  right today, not to the left. He was on the telephone wire where the wire crosses the road then runs toward the levy. The bird was there as of 1pm today and Doug Hommert called me at 230pm to confirm the bird was still in the same area.
Dave HaenniDes Peres, MO

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Date: 1/2/19 8:11 am
From: sara scheil <000000dbfb1b011a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Missouri Young Birders Club- Kansas City Chapter
A new group of birders for youth ages 8-17 is being organized in the Kansas City area for the purpose of encouraging birding in our young people. Saturday, January 59:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Burr Oak Woods Nature Center1401 NW Park Rd.Blue Springs MO 64015Bring binoculars and field guide/phone apps so we can go outside and bird. Dress for the weather. Short meeting to discuss the group's future plans. The mission of the group is to form a youth fellowship of birders, have fun being outdoors and grow in our appreciation of our Missouri ecology. This free group invites all who are interested in birds.Contact: Sara Scheil: (816) 356-6986 / <MYBCKC...>
Stay after at 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to observe bird banding by the Missouri River Bird Observatory staff as they band the wild birds near the Center. It's a great opportunity to see birds up close and ask the ornithologists lots of questions.

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Date: 1/2/19 6:22 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Society Trip at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles County, MO
WHAT: St. Louis area field trip, half-day (9:00-12:00), sponsored by St.
Louis Audubon Society.


WHEN: Saturday, January 5, 2017

WHERE: Meet at Teal Pond parking lot, Riverlands. From the north side of
I-270 in north St. Louis County, take MO-367 north (signed to Alton). Cross
the Missouri River and continue past the stoplight at MO-94. Just before
you reach the bridge over the Mississippi to Alton, turn right at the gas
station. Go straight past the station to the intersection with Wise Road,
just beyond the pond; turn right there and go a short distance to the
parking lot.

MEETING TIME: 9:00 a.m. If you arrive earlier you likely will see more
swans.

TENTATIVE PLAN: The itinerary will be flexible. We will consolidate cars
as best we can and proceed to a series of vantage points around the
Riverlands area.

WHO: Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not. eBird shows 53 species reported at Riverlands on Jan 1 so it will be
a great place to kick start your 2019 list.

CONDITIONS: Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted.
Remember that in the winter it always feels colder at Riverlands.





LEADERS: Mike Grant and possibly one or two other members of the leader
group.





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Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 1/1/19 3:07 pm
From: Eric <ericschuette...>
Subject: BK Leach NOSH
Hello all,

Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone that understood and did not trespass to see the Northern Shrike I found at BK Leach while scouting for the Canon CBC. Its the first time we've seen a bird before/on the count that would be of some interest but was in area off limits to the public. Hopefully next years interesting bird will be in an open to the public area....This is the last day of duck season in the northern zone so tmrw (1/2) the area should be open for the public to enter.

For those interested in finding it (and I'm hoping its still around), I initially spotted the bird in the original (Sherman) tract of Leach. When entering the area you will eventually come to a T intersection. Take a left. After only a few hundred yard before the road takes a sharp right turn towards the river (there is a parking lot on the left there as well). It was about halfway between the turn and the end of the road.

From my understanding others found it in the same general area but closer to the sharp right turn and parking lot. There was a group that looked later in the day on the count and did not see it. We also didn't see it the next day, so it does seem to be pretty good at hiding from time to time. However it did seem pretty content in the general area. If you look for it, good luck!!

Cheers
Eric Schuette
Denver CO/Troy MO

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Date: 1/1/19 2:45 pm
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: blind HOFI
I can't beat a great blue heron for the first bird of 2019. However, I had
a blind house finch in one eye that was the feeder this morning. The other
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I believe that it is called conjunctuvitis. A blind house finch starts my
year.
Larry, in Joplin.
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Date: 1/1/19 11:55 am
From: Richard Parker <rrjmparker...>
Subject: Eagles and Leucistic Cardinal
I had a couple of good treats over the last two days:
* 12/31, at 4:30 p.m.: two adult eagles in a tree only about 15 feet off the ground - the closest I have been to a wild eagle. These birds were at the corner of Rott Road and Weber Hill Road in St Louis County.
* 1/1: a partially leucistic cardinal. It had a pure white head.
Robyn ParkerJefferson County

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Date: 1/1/19 11:52 am
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: My 1st Bird of 2019
Great Blue Heron walking in the roadside ditch in front of my house.

Before I looked out my window this morning, I assumed my 1st of 2019 would be a House Sparrow or Cardinal at the feeder.

Tim Jones

Dunklin County, Missouri

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Date: 1/1/19 11:14 am
From: Catherine Davis <catherineann...>
Subject: Re: New Champs!
Congratulations to all -especially our old friend Brad Jacobs who taught us so much about birding.
Terry and Catherine Davis

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> After 27 years, there is a new Missouri Big Year record and those of you who follow these things and to those who may (eventually) aspire to break the new record… good luck.
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> There were 4 who actually passed my old mark of 314. Steve and Debbie Martin, Brad Jacobs and Kendell Loyd.
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> The new record happens to be exactly 10 species above my old record, and is now at 324. While there are many things to discuss about the differences between the years 1991 & 2018, as well as the circumstances which occurred in the bird world and the birding world - I hope all of us can congratulate each of those who conducted a Missouri Big Year and certainly the new “Champ” Kendell Loyd.
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> I am thrilled to be back in Missouri working on a new conservation film. Today's resources and development due to the vision of the early founders of both the Conservation Federation of Missouri & the Department of Conservation have carried this state further into a new realm of “wildness” and natural areas while also being a populated state full of hunters and birders. The balance between MDC and DNR is also a thing of beauty. The best thing about all of that is that Missourians as a whole - get it!
>
> Count your blessings.
>
> I hope to see many of you out in the state parks, conservation areas, trails in Missouri Prairie Foundation or Nature Conservancy areas and rivers or even bayous or oxbows through out this amazing state and for many years beyond the new year.
>
> Now- is not the time to let up!
>
> It took Kendell, Brad and the Martins many mornings when they wanted to sleep in or nights when there was a long drive to go, before they would be in position for dawn birding the next morning. That is the kind of effort it takes to break any record.
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> The challenges ahead of us in the realm of Conservation are also going to be enormous ones- if we wish for the natural world to resemble anything like the one we have now.
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> Congratulations to all four of those who passed the old record during 2018.
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Date: 1/1/19 9:04 am
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...>
Subject: New Champs!
Hello Missouri Birders,

After 27 years, there is a new Missouri Big Year record and those of you who follow these things and to those who may (eventually) aspire to break the new record… good luck.

There were 4 who actually passed my old mark of 314. Steve and Debbie Martin, Brad Jacobs and Kendell Loyd.

The new record happens to be exactly 10 species above my old record, and is now at 324. While there are many things to discuss about the differences between the years 1991 & 2018, as well as the circumstances which occurred in the bird world and the birding world - I hope all of us can congratulate each of those who conducted a Missouri Big Year and certainly the new “Champ” Kendell Loyd.

I am thrilled to be back in Missouri working on a new conservation film. Today's resources and development due to the vision of the early founders of both the Conservation Federation of Missouri & the Department of Conservation have carried this state further into a new realm of “wildness” and natural areas while also being a populated state full of hunters and birders. The balance between MDC and DNR is also a thing of beauty. The best thing about all of that is that Missourians as a whole - get it!

Count your blessings.

I hope to see many of you out in the state parks, conservation areas, trails in Missouri Prairie Foundation or Nature Conservancy areas and rivers or even bayous or oxbows through out this amazing state and for many years beyond the new year.

Now- is not the time to let up!

It took Kendell, Brad and the Martins many mornings when they wanted to sleep in or nights when there was a long drive to go, before they would be in position for dawn birding the next morning. That is the kind of effort it takes to break any record.

The challenges ahead of us in the realm of Conservation are also going to be enormous ones- if we wish for the natural world to resemble anything like the one we have now.

Congratulations to all four of those who passed the old record during 2018.

All my Best,



Tim


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Date: 12/31/18 6:21 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: RGV Report
We got in a little birding Saturday afternoon around the Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley resaca, seeing Least Grebe, Anhinga, Great Kiskadee, Ladderback Woodpecker, Black Phoebe and Yellow-throated Warbler among the 32 species.

Sunday was very windy and chilly. We chose to do mostly car birding, so headed for the Butterfly Center and Border Patrol corrals (a new site for me) looking for Groove-billed Anis and Hook-billed Kites. Got neither, but had good looks at a variety of little birds.

Between the parking lot and the office of Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, Diane looked up and said, "Kite." Surenuff, it was a paddle-winged Hook-billed Kite heading for Mexico. In a field near Anzalduas County Park we watched a Ferruginous Hawk. We tallied 55 species for the day.

Today the weather was promised to be in low-mid 70s, with little wind. We grabbed the binoculars and headed west to Estero Llano State Park, birding the resaca/lake area in the morning and the tropical zone after a good lunch at Double Cross BBQ--Nana's was closed for the day. We found a total of 93 species even though we missed the Townsend's and a couple other reported warblers. Greatest endorphin surges came from Pauraques (1 by Alligator Lake, 1 in the tropical zone), Tropical Parula, female Hooded Oriole, Groove-billed Anis, Cinnamon Teal, White-tailed Kite.

The day was topped off with a visit to Oliveira Park to watch and listen to the more than 200 parrots come in. Last bird of the day was an Eastern Screech-owl as we stepped out of the car in the home lot.

We anticipate bringing in the New Year by snoring, preparing to rise early to head for Salineno.

Bodacious birding!

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 12/31/18 4:11 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Jefferson City CBC results
The Jefferson City CBC on Saturday, December 29 yielded a modest species count of 71, but some nice finds were made through the day by the teams:Chipping Sparrow (a real surprise), Redhead, Canvasback, and Goldeneye Ducks, Pine Siskin, Red Breasted Nuthatch, Snow Geese, Screech Owl, and Hermit Thrush.  Thanks to Rich George and Barb Brueggeman for administering this and compiling. Thanks to all who took part. (Chris Barrigar and another counter, I hope you don't mind me mentioning this--found a very innovative way of doing the bird count--by running the trails!) Jane FrazierRiver Bluffs AudubonJefferson City

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Date: 12/30/18 12:39 pm
From: Randy Korotev <rlkorotev...>
Subject: Fw: Riverlands on Jan. 1?
I still need a volunteer or two to hike out to the end of Ellis Island.

Randy K
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From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 1:13 PM
To: Mobird; Jim Malone; Randy K
Subject: Riverlands on Jan. 1?


St,. Louis area birders:

This is a request for assistance from any of you who think you might go birding in or near Riverlands on January 1. That is the date of the Confluence Christmas Bird Count, compiled by Randy Korotev. He designed that count circle to include Riverlands along with a number of other productive sites. Randy has assigned Jim Malone to cover Riverlands this year; I will be assisting him and covering some portions of Riverlands as well as the Mel Price Dam and route 143 on the Illinois side. Other groups have been assigned to cover the Confluence road and State Park, the Cora Island Unit of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Dresser Island, Columbia Bottom, etc.

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This is our request to everybody who goes birding within Riverlands on Jan. 1 and is not officially connected with the Count: Please let us know what you find, especially if it is something unusual!


This could happen two ways: (1) If you see either me or Jim around, please let us know in person how you are doing; or (2) once you are done, please send us an email that tells us any unusual finds or any numbers you may have counted. In particular, if you submit an eBird list (as a lot of you do), please email us the LINK to that list so we can compare your species and numbers with our own. Any birds you have that we don't can be included on the Count. In sending or linking any list, please clear as to exactly where you were and when.


For simplicity, please email lists and eBird links from Riverlands or the Mel Pice Lock and Dam hotspot to me at <rowemb45...><mailto:<rowemb45...>.


CAUTION #1: Do not "share" your eBird list with me. You or your group will represent a different party with somewhat different hours and coverage. The "share" feature is only for those who birded together as one party. Just email me the link.


CAUTION #2: If you are birding areas that are near Riverlands but not actually within it -- like those I named in the first paragraph -- please keep those lists separate and submit them either to Randy directly or to the parties who covered those areas for the Count.


It's late, but if anyone else is interested in being an official participant in the Count, please communicate right away with Randy (<rlkorotev...><mailto:<rlkorotev...>) to see if he can assign you to an area. There may be some good places within the count circle that are still in need of coverage, or of extra help, even for a few hours.


Thanks very much in advance,

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 12/30/18 12:37 pm
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Belted Kingfisher catching fish
Today I went to the dam at Canton, MO (north of Quincy, IL) on the Mississippi River. This is normally a good place to photograph eagles catching fish, especially on sunny, cold mornings with southerly winds. Unfortunately, today the eagles didnt cooperate - most were on the Illinois side and not very active.

But, fortunately I heard a kingfisher chattering by the small creek just south of the dam and saw it perched on the railing of the bridge crossing the creek.

Kingfisher are very difficult to photograph, with great eyesight and typically very skittish and always on the move. Ive found the best way to photograph them is to position yourself by one of their favorite perches and wait, camera ready.

So, after it flew away, I positioned myself against a large bush to break up my profile and waited, with camera up and ready, pointed at the bridge to minimize any motion.

After 10-15 minutes, I heard the kingfisher chattering and it landed in a small tree right in front and above me, facing me. It didnt seem bothered by me, although one of the photos shows it looked right at me. It then turned its back to me and dove into the creek to catch a small fish. Then it flew to its perch on the bridge, where it proceeded to flip the fish around to position and swallow it, head first. After shaking itself and flapping its wings, it flew off again.

Checking the times on the photos, the whole episode took about 2 minutes.

A couple of comments on the belted kingfisher. Its a female, based on the rusty belly patch, males dont show that. The chest patch, which is typically blue-gray, was also sprinkled with rusty coloring, which I have never seen before. However, in looking at various sources, many photos show similar coloring - not always seen, but not mentioned as uncommon.

What a beautiful bird and another great experience - photos can be found at: flickr.com/photos/dgetman/sets.

Dan Getman, Kirksville, MO

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Date: 12/30/18 11:14 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Riverlands on Jan. 1?
St,. Louis area birders:

This is a request for assistance from any of you who think you might go
birding in or near Riverlands on January 1. That is the date of the
Confluence Christmas Bird Count, compiled by Randy Korotev. He designed
that count circle to include Riverlands along with a number of other
productive sites. Randy has assigned Jim Malone to cover Riverlands this
year; I will be assisting him and covering some portions of Riverlands as
well as the Mel Price Dam and route 143 on the Illinois side. Other groups
have been assigned to cover the Confluence road and State Park, the Cora
Island Unit of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Dresser
Island, Columbia Bottom, etc.


This is our request to everybody who goes birding within Riverlands on Jan.
1 and is not officially connected with the Count: Please let us know what
you find, especially if it is something unusual!


This could happen two ways: (1) If you see either me or Jim around, please
let us know in person how you are doing; or (2) once you are done, please
send us an email that tells us any unusual finds or any numbers you may
have counted. In particular, if you submit an eBird list (as a lot of you
do), please email us the LINK to that list so we can compare your species
and numbers with our own. Any birds you have that we don't can be included
on the Count. In sending or linking any list, please clear as to exactly
where you were and when.


For simplicity, please email lists and eBird links from Riverlands or the
Mel Pice Lock and Dam hotspot to me at <rowemb45...>


CAUTION #1: Do not "share" your eBird list with me. You or your group will
represent a different party with somewhat different hours and coverage. The
"share" feature is only for those who birded together as one party. Just
email me the link.


CAUTION #2: If you are birding areas that are near Riverlands but not
actually within it -- like those I named in the first paragraph -- please
keep those lists separate and submit them either to Randy directly or to
the parties who covered those areas for the Count.


It's late, but if anyone else is interested in being an official
participant in the Count, please communicate right away with Randy (
<rlkorotev...>) to see if he can assign you to an area. There may be
some good places within the count circle that are still in need of
coverage, or of extra help, even for a few hours.


Thanks very much in advance,

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 12/29/18 8:44 am
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Sharp-Shinned Hawk catching junco in backyard
I had a neat new experience this morning. I was able to watch, and photograph, a sharp-shinned hawk stalk, and grab, a dark-eyed junco in our backyard.

I first saw the hawk on our feeders, which is fairly common this time of year, but they usually spot us in the window and take off. I went to get my camera and when I returned, it had apparently left.

But then I saw it in a nearby birch tree and got a few poor photos through the window and tree branches. It appeared to be intent on something below, but I couldnt see what.

The hawk then flew to the ground and jumped into a dense bush - it was interesting how deep it went into the bush - Id read that they will go right into dense brush after birds, but had never seen it. It was apparently after a dark-eyed junco, which managed to evade it by going to the opposite side of the bush.

The hawk then flew to one of our feeders, with its back to the bush, but still watching the junco jumping around inside the dense bush. Occasionally, the hawk would just look around the yard, but would then refocus on the junco. It must have been pretty intent, because my presence at the window didnt spook it, as it usually does.

The hawk then turned to face the junco in the bush and after a few minutes, went after it, grabbing the bird with one talon and sitting in the bush by holding on to a branch with the other talong. After about a minute, it flew away.

I dont know how long the hawk had been there before I noticed it, but according to the times on my photos, I watched the stalking for about 6 minutes.

Photos can be found at flickr.com/photos/dgetman/sets. Pretty cool.


Dan Getman, Kirksville, MO

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Date: 12/28/18 1:26 pm
From: Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...>
Subject: Loess Bluffs CBC
Loess Bluffs CBC summation, posting for Mark Robbins:

We ended up with 84 species. The Red Crossbill was the first time that species has ever been recorded on the count. The Horned Grebe only the 2nd time. All time high count (1606) for Ross's Goose. Clearly, the cold November/early December coupled with poor seed/fruit production dramatically affected our results.



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Date: 12/27/18 9:29 am
From: rob francis <robfmaos...>
Subject: Johnson shutins CBC
Once again a Christmas Bird Count will be held at Johnson Shut-Ins State Park--it will be next Thursday, January 3rd. The office adjacent to the Visitor's Center will be open at 6 AM with plans are to have everyone out and counting by 7 AM. Please let Mike Miller, the Interpretive Resource Coordinator, know if you plan to participate: <Michael.miller...>

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Date: 12/27/18 8:52 am
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Rock Bridge Memorial SP / CAS Field Trip - Tuesday, January 1st
First Day Hike 
Rock Bridge Memorial SP - Bird Watching the Karst TrailHike the gently rolling terrain of the Karst Trail through woodlands and grassland while observing birds with the assistance of experienced Columbia Audubon Society members (moderate, 1.75 miles).
This event is free. Reservations are required because space is limited. When you call 573-449-7400, you will be given driving directions to the meeting location. This hike is limited to those of ages 8 and up. No dogs. The trail is not stroller accessible. Footwear should be sturdy. To find out if canceled, call 573-449-7400.

HIKE TIME: 10 A.M. - NOON

MEETING LOCATION:  CALL FOR INFORMATION.

First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks and you will be joining hikers from all 50 states. For more information about hikes in Missouri go to the Missouri State Parks website and click on First Day Hikes in the Featured Topics section for a list of 35 hikes being lead around Missouri.



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Date: 12/26/18 3:38 pm
From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs...>
Subject: No Sighting: Wah'kon-tah Prairie - Mountain Bluebird??
Hello Missouri Birders: Do any of you know if the male Mountain Bluebird at Wah'kon-tah Prairie, St. Clair County, is still present? Thinking of taking the wife out on a dinner/movie/rare bird search ~ 4 hours away from home if so…. 😊



Thanks,

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St. Louis County, MO

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Date: 12/24/18 3:54 pm
From: Eric <ericschuette...>
Subject: Canon CBC results and NOSH PSA
Hello everyone,

I wanted to take a second and say a huge THANK YOU to all of the people that came out to help on the Canon CBC last week. Unfortunately our luck didn't hold and we ended up having the worst weather of the week...so we appreciate everyone's help that much more!

Given the conditions and smaller than usual waterfowl numbers we still had a pretty good count. It looks like the final list will be ~92 species. Of those, two birds were new for the count: Northern Shrike (more on that below) and count week Tree Swallows at Canon (found by Andy and Chrissy). After doing this count circle for almost 20 years its still exciting when a new species is seen, especially two very different ones like this year.

Other notable birds included Sandhill Crane (2nd time), 5 species of geese, Marsh Wren (4-which is a new hc), Common Yellowthroat (3rd time), Pine Siskin (2nd time), and LeConte's Sparrow. We're fortunate to have areas in the circle, which continue to surprise us with what they hold for the count. Overall numbers were down but that seemed as much to do with the weather as anything.

Lastly, I am aware that the Northern Shrike was posted on MoBirds a few days ago. I want to re-emphasize the area is NOT open to the public at this time. There are YELLOW signs that indicate the area is off limits to the public during duck season and the area manager does not want the public entering until after the season is over. I found the bird last Tuesday when I had permission to scout the area and refrained form making it public to honor our agreement. I am aware quite a few people have been trying for it and would urge everyone, whether you have seen it or not to read/respect the yellow signs and refrain from entering the area until Jan 2nd, which is when the season is over. Many of us have enjoyed birding BK Leach over the years during all season and we hope people will respect the closure to continue having access to all these areas. The bird does seem content in the same general area and I really do hope it sticks around and anyone wanting to see it will. Until then...

Thanks again for all who came to help!! We hope to see everyone back next year.

Good Birding
Eric Schuette
Denver CO/Troy MO

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Date: 12/24/18 8:27 am
From: Richard Parker <rrjmparker...>
Subject: Brown Thrasher
Hello,
The brown thrasher - not the most uncommon bird in StL, but I thought he was a little unusual for this time of year. I have a pair of thrashers that nest every year in my neighborhood, but one seems to have hung around this year. I have seen him three times now. I attached a picture, not a really good one, but it gives you the idea.

Merry Christmas!

Robyn Parker

Jefferson County

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Date: 12/23/18 6:18 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Intermediate Western Red-tailed Hawk
Ryan Steffans spotted what I think must be this same bird a month or so ago. He phoned me and we discussed the appearance of the bird.
I saw the bird again today, and I believe it to be an Intermediate Western Red-tail. It looks just like the bird in Sibleys.
The bird is hanging out on the telephone poles on the east side of Hwy. 65 between the Cole Camp junction and the Windsor Junction in case anyone wants to see it. It is a handsome bird.
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Date: 12/23/18 8:55 am
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Long-tailed Duck still present at Brenda Kay Quarry
Tim Jones
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Date: 12/22/18 12:14 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: BK Leach Northern Shrike
I just talked to the area manager about the NOSH and he would prefer birders stay out of the area till after duck season. So I will post directions on Jan 2. 
Dave HaenniDes Peres MO

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Date: 12/22/18 11:20 am
From: D. Pierce <dpredrobin...>
Subject: Leucistic Junco
Birders: The past couple days I have had a leucistic Dark Eyed Junco here
in my yard in Wildwood, MO.
The back half of the bird has a lot of pure white and the rest of the body
is much lighter colored than normal.
It is very easy to spot when it flies with such a nearly all white
appearance.
Here are a few photos of the bird at the link below:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dpwagtail/albums/72157704908932324
I hope it stays around awhile. Probably not a "white Christmas this year,
but I'll settle for a "white" bird!
Dave Pierce
Wildwood, MO
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Date: 12/22/18 10:59 am
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Long tailed duck1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Dec 22, 2018


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eBird Report - 1303–1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Dec 22, 2018

1303–1427 County Highway 333, Benton US-MO (37.1053,-89.5043), Scott, Missouri, US
Dec 22, 2018 12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
9 species

Canada Goose 75
Canvasback 2
Greater Scaup 2
Lesser Scaup 3
Long-tailed Duck 1 Clearly an Adult male. Brown patch around eye. Two tone short bill. Black and White body. Diving with GoldenEye and bufflehead on the far East side of the lake. Best seen from the gates on the south county road. Pictures attached
Bufflehead 2
Common Goldeneye 9
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50865604

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Date: 12/22/18 6:21 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: New Book coming out
I just learned that our own Don Kurz, retired from Natural History Division of the Missouri Department of Conservation, has a new book coming out in April:
Prairie Wildflowers: A Guide to Flowering Plants from the Midwest to the Great Plains

If you're wanting a book now for someone's stocking, you might consider one of Don's previous books that include:
Ozark Wildflowers
Missouri's Natural Wonder Guidebook
Shrubs and Woody Vines of Missouri: Field Guide
Trees of Missouri Field Guide

We've got a lot of talented naturalists in Missouri. Let's share information and support their work in the birding community.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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