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2/17/18 11:17 am Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> Columbis Audubon Feeder Crawl
2/17/18 10:48 am Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> GBBC critters
2/17/18 7:34 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> Mel Price Dam: WW Scoter, Glaucous Gull, more
2/16/18 2:47 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Re: Pine Warbler back at Busch
2/16/18 1:00 pm Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Pine Warbler back at Busch
2/16/18 10:49 am therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> St Charles/Lincoln county birds
2/16/18 7:38 am Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Beginner Bird Walk at Creve Coeur Park Saturday Feb 17
2/15/18 4:18 pm Cory Gregory <arcticory...> American Bittern, Golden Eagle -- Pike Co.
2/14/18 9:12 pm Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...> Bluebird
2/14/18 2:06 pm Allen Gathman <agathman...> White-Winged Scoters at Lake Wappapello
2/14/18 8:24 am Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, February 17th
2/14/18 4:39 am Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...> No sighting...an interesting topic
2/13/18 6:13 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> Mel Price Dam update
2/13/18 6:05 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> ST. LOUIS AUDUBON FIELD TRIP, Sat. Feb. 17
2/12/18 9:28 am Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> CALIFORNIA Gulls - MO and IL
2/11/18 3:04 pm Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Burroughs Audubon Society Field-Trip Announcement
2/11/18 2:13 pm Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman...> Rough-Legged Hawk, Kirksville
2/11/18 7:36 am Patricia L Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> Trip report-SLAS Baldwin Lake/Peabody Coal, 2/10/2018
2/10/18 6:39 pm Erika Woehlk <ewoehlk...> Re: Saline Co. SNOWY OWL
2/10/18 3:14 pm Jon Rapp <jrapp...> Winter Texans
2/10/18 1:12 pm Salamone, Kaitlyn Dryer <krdrkb...> Possible snowy owl
2/10/18 12:04 pm Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> killdeer at Joplin
2/9/18 4:38 pm Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> YES-Baldwin Lake, IL/Peabody Coal St. Louis Audubon Field Trip, Saturday, February 10, 9:00 am
2/8/18 7:53 pm John Besser <jbesser1...> Re: CAS Field Trip CANCELED -- Saturday, February 10th
2/8/18 11:37 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> yellow jumped warbler
2/7/18 3:03 pm Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...> NO SIGHTING: Egg-cellent research
2/7/18 10:53 am Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...> Re: Bird ID Workshop Opportunity: Winter Sparrows and Raptors
2/7/18 6:30 am Patricia L Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> Baldwin Lake, IL/Peabody Coal St. Louis Audubon Field Trip, Saturday, February 10, 9:00 am
2/6/18 11:26 pm Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> RN Grebes & LT Ducks - Baldwin Lake, ILLINOIS
2/6/18 1:23 pm Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw...> Spring Meeting Registration is NOT Ready Yet
2/6/18 11:23 am Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...> Bird ID Workshop Opportunity: Winter Sparrows and Raptors
2/6/18 9:05 am Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> Interesting Lg Falcon -- IL Bird -- Not Current Sighting
2/5/18 6:15 pm Judy Bergmann <jbirds...> Re: YBSA behavior
2/5/18 6:00 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> Riverlands update, Monday 2/5
2/5/18 5:53 pm laura pintel <llpintel...> Re: YBSA behavior
2/5/18 3:20 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Saline Co. SNOWY OWL
2/5/18 2:40 pm Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...> Re: Avian Cholera/Dead Waterfowl in MS Flyway
2/5/18 2:24 pm Allen Gathman <agathman...> Re: Horseshoe Lake Mute Swans
2/5/18 2:02 pm Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...> Avian Cholera/Dead Waterfowl in MS Flyway
2/5/18 1:58 pm Patrick Maloney <maloneypatrick...> Horseshoe Lake Mute Swans
2/5/18 11:28 am Bernie Favara <bwf-athl...> NO SITING - Compact Spotting Scope Tripod
2/5/18 6:54 am Michele Baumer <Michele.Baumer...> Re: YBSA behavior
2/5/18 4:54 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Eagle Days
2/4/18 9:58 pm Chase Darr <cmdp77...> Saline Co. Snowy Owl -- Yes (Late PM)
2/4/18 5:40 pm Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...> Snowy Owl -- No
2/4/18 12:20 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, February 10th
2/4/18 6:16 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Visit to Table Rock Lake
2/3/18 5:46 pm David Becher <davidbecher...> Blackbirds at Church and Dwyer in Saint Charles County
2/3/18 4:43 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Eagle Bluffs CA late afternoon Feb. 3
2/3/18 9:19 am Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> No Sighting - Free “BRDR” Car Window Stickers
2/3/18 7:55 am Betsy Garrett <betsygarrett...> Snowy owl Saline County
2/2/18 2:45 pm Valerie Dent <rdent...> Black duck at Eagle Bluffs
2/2/18 1:41 pm Ida domazlicky <idad...> Re: YBSA behavior
2/2/18 11:35 am J Pat Valentik <jettpakk...> Re: YBSA behavior
2/2/18 11:11 am John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...> Re: YBSA behavior
2/2/18 10:18 am Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...> Re: Institute for Bird Populations
2/2/18 8:16 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> FW: [wisb] Excerpts from the Wintering Golden Eagle Survey Final Results
2/2/18 7:06 am Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...> Re: YBSA behavior
2/2/18 5:29 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: YBSA behavior
2/1/18 12:34 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Re: YBSA behavior
2/1/18 10:52 am Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> YBSA behavior
2/1/18 7:50 am Eric Reuter <eric...> New Columbia Audubon Society website
1/31/18 5:43 pm Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> Pine Warbler -- StL Cnty
1/31/18 3:12 pm David Becher <davidbecher...> Re: Possible Golden Eagle at Busch CA
1/31/18 3:02 pm Valerie Dent <rdent...> Grand Pass CA today
1/31/18 1:49 pm Andrea Schuhmann <Andrea.Schuhmann...> Possible Golden Eagle at Busch CA
1/28/18 8:55 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Re: Saline Co Snowy Owl joined by Merlin and Prairie Falcon
1/28/18 7:59 pm MW Stoakes <mstoakes...> Re: Saline Co Snowy Owl joined by Merlin and Prairie Falcon
1/28/18 11:48 am Betsy Garrett <betsygarrett...> Ross’s goose EBCA
1/28/18 7:47 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> SLAS field trip results, Jan. 27
1/27/18 5:05 pm Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> Metro-east, ILLINOIS birding spot alert
1/26/18 6:20 pm Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> Mo Birds
1/26/18 1:00 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Services for Jeanne Barr
1/25/18 6:30 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> Missouri Rare Bird Alert Facebook Group
1/25/18 4:18 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Saline Co Snowy Owl joined by Merlin and Prairie Falcon
1/25/18 3:07 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Snowy Owl still in Saline Co
1/25/18 11:24 am Shelly Colatskie <Shelly.Colatskie...> Call for help: Bio-Blitz at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center May 11th and 12th
1/25/18 11:02 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> SLAS FIELD TRIP THIS SATURDAY IS A GO
1/24/18 1:28 pm Allen Gathman <agathman...> (NO SIGHTING) Deadline looms for March Bluebird submissions
1/24/18 11:28 am Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> Mute Swans StL area/MO
1/23/18 6:36 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> 5 mute swans
1/22/18 5:54 pm Larry Olpin <olpin...> Snowy Owl in Warrensburg
1/22/18 4:34 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Re: Laddonia Snowy Owl continues (and more)
1/22/18 3:15 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> ST. LOUIS AUDUBON FIELD TRIP, Sat. Jan.27 OR Feb. 3 (please read!)
1/22/18 2:43 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> For Rio Grande Bound birders
1/22/18 2:32 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Laddonia Snowy Owl continues (and more)
1/22/18 9:26 am Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Re: Riverlands Closed
1/22/18 9:17 am David Seidensticker <davesticker...> Re: Riverlands Closed
1/22/18 8:22 am Al & Lois <alandlois...> Fwd: Re: Riverlands Closed
1/22/18 8:13 am Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Riverlands Closed
1/22/18 6:49 am John Besser <jbesser1...> Laddonia Snowy Owl continues
1/21/18 10:11 am Miller, Terry <millert...> Snowy Owl. Dekalb county
1/21/18 5:11 am Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> EAPH at Joplin
1/20/18 6:39 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Snowy Owl in Saline County today
1/20/18 6:09 pm Andrew Kinslow <homesteadspringsfarm...> Snowy Owl - Hwy 54 between Mexico & Junction with Hwy 19
1/20/18 4:28 pm Nancy Rock <nancyroc...> Re: Gyrfalcon
1/20/18 4:20 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Bill Rowe on the news talking about birds 1/17/18
1/20/18 10:37 am Don Arney <sora...> Blue River Parkway
1/20/18 8:59 am Ev Luecke <evluecke...> BK Leach Short Eared Owls
1/18/18 7:26 pm rob francis <robfmaos...> Gyrfalcon
1/18/18 7:13 pm Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Beginner Birdwalk in Creve Coeur Park Saturday Jan 20, 2018
1/18/18 11:40 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Pine Warbler still at Busch CA HQ Feeders
1/18/18 11:38 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Re: St. Louis Audubon Society Trip at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles County, MO - Trip Report
1/18/18 7:33 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Institute for Bird Populations
 
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Date: 2/17/18 11:17 am
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Columbis Audubon Feeder Crawl
This morning our GBBC Feeder Crawl started off snowy and slick but we had a great turnout (16 people) and had a beautiful day with views of lots of great yardbirds plus Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, and to top the day the Evening Grosbeak that has been hanging out in Columbia. A lifer for quite a few people in the group. People were dancing. All in all a wonderful morning with good birds and good company.
Eric WoodColumbia MO

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Date: 2/17/18 10:48 am
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: GBBC critters
Hi MObirders,
I had two remarkable birds for the GBBC this Sat. morning at
Carterville Cemetery. This cemetery is a few miles northeast of
Joplin, also Jasper County.

Eastern towhee 1
Well observed. I meandered around the cemetery and came back
and enjoyed it again with lots of white-throated sparrows.

Chipping sparrow 1
It came down from a tree to a stone less than 15 feet from the car.
Easily enjoyed.

Both species are nice winter birds here in Jasper County.

The Great Backyard Bird Count goes through this Monday.

Good birding,
Larry, in Joplin
Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> 2-17-18.

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Date: 2/17/18 7:34 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Mel Price Dam: WW Scoter, Glaucous Gull, more
The SLAS field trip (all 5 of us) just saw five species of gulls including Lesser Black-back, Iceland, and Glaucous at the dam spillway, plus a White-winged Scoter, all viewed through snow showers.

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Date: 2/16/18 2:47 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Re: Pine Warbler back at Busch
And yesterday about 11:00 I found a Red-breasted Nuthatch on Fallen Oak trail. It was to the left of the first fork in the trail.



Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Subject: Pine Warbler back at Busch



Even though it is no longer flagged in ebird, it was special to see the Pine Warbler again this morning at Busch CA (haven't seen it in a few weeks). It flew into the evergreens behind the office feeders, but did not reappear after that to feed. The feeders were busy, and some blue jays and a red bellied woodpecker were chasing some of the smaller birds away, so maybe that kept it away. An eastern towhee was one of the ground feeders below the area.



Tom Caraway

St. Charles, MO

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Date: 2/16/18 1:00 pm
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Pine Warbler back at Busch
Even though it is no longer flagged in ebird, it was special to see the Pine Warbler again this morning at Busch CA (haven't seen it in a few weeks). It flew into the evergreens behind the office feeders, but did not reappear after that to feed. The feeders were busy, and some blue jays and a red bellied woodpecker were chasing some of the smaller birds away, so maybe that kept it away. An eastern towhee was one of the ground feeders below the area. 
Tom CarawaySt. Charles, MO

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Date: 2/16/18 10:49 am
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: St Charles/Lincoln county birds
Lots of waterfowl at the duck clubs along Highway C and B in St charles county, Use caution when birding these areas, not much in the way of shoulders along these roads. Almost need 2 people, one to checks the birds the other  watch for traffic.  Most of the waterfowl were Mallards but also Pintails, Gadwall and a few Widgeon. Canada and White-fronted geese were in good numbers along with lots of Snow geese streaming overhead.
Duck clubs along dalbow road had plenty of waterfowl also.
South of the Cuivere river along 79 there was a large gull roost in a picked soy bean field on the east side of the highway right before you hit the river. I could only find Herring and Ring-billed.
Winfield dam had a huge flock of  Snow geese above the dam and some pelicans soaring overhead. The slough had 3 Least sandpipers, 7 Snipe and some Killdeer that Brad Jacobs reported earlier.
Box road near the dam had Savannah and Song sparrows.
Eagles were pretty much in sight all morning.
Dave HaenniDes Peres, MO

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Date: 2/16/18 7:38 am
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Beginner Bird Walk at Creve Coeur Park Saturday Feb 17
St. Louis Audubon Society & St. Louis County Parks will have a beginner
walk at Creve Coeur Park this Saturday February 17, 2018 from 8am to 10am.
The park gets vey busy after 10am.

We will meet on the south side parking lot of the The Lakehouse Restaurant
located at 2160 Creve Coeur Mill Road across from the Lou Fusz Soccer Park.
Everyone is welcome!

Dress for the weather conditions. It won't be as cold as it has been but
there might be some light precipitation. If the weather is worse than
expected, a cancellation notice will be posted on the
St. Louis Audubon Society Facebook page.

Directions:
From I-70 take the Maryland Height Expressway (MO-141) south to Creve Coeur
Mill Road Turn left at the signal. The restaurant will be on your right
south of the Page Avenue extension overpass.

From US64/US40: take MO-141 north to Creve Coeur Mill Road and turn right.
The restaurant will be on your right south of the Page Avenue extension
overpass.

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Date: 2/15/18 4:18 pm
From: Cory Gregory <arcticory...>
Subject: American Bittern, Golden Eagle -- Pike Co.
Birders,

We chanced into a GOLDEN EAGLE and an AMERICAN BITTERN at Clarence Cannon
NWR in Pike County this afternoon.

You can view the eBird checklist, with photos, here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42825559



Good birding,
Cory Gregory & Ashley Casey

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Date: 2/14/18 9:12 pm
From: Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...>
Subject: Bluebird
What a beautiful sight this Wednesday morning when I looked out my kitchen
window at the deck water-pan and saw a male bluebird drinking. A group of
five were seen a few weeks ago by my husband. This is unusual for our yard
and a thrill. Hoping a pair will nest as daughter Jennifer (next-door) has
a couple bluebird houses on metal poles with baffles, ready for occupancy.
So much more pleasing than the 25 or so starlings that fight over the suet,
peanuts, etc. each day.

Jo Ann Eldridge, Kearney, Clay CO.
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Date: 2/14/18 2:06 pm
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: White-Winged Scoters at Lake Wappapello
This afternoon, from the parking area behind the Bill Emerson Memorial
Visitor Center (off Highway T in Wayne County, just across the dam from the
Spillway Recreation Area) I was able to see a group of a few dozen Common
Goldeneye, and with them three White-Winged Scoters. Light was poor, but
I got pictures that are adequate for ID. There were two females and one
adult male.

These birds were first reported and photographed yesterday (2/13), and
posted in the Birds of the Heartland Facebook group.

My ebird record is at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42754416, including
photos.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas (Cape Girardeau County), MO

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Date: 2/14/18 8:24 am
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, February 17th
Saturday, February17thDestination: GreatBackyard Bird Feeder Crawl  Departure Point: Songbird Station, 2010 Chapel PlazaCourt #C, Columbia, MODeparture Time: 8 a.m.Leader: Eric Wood                 Contact Info: <ewood802...> or 573-673-0215This Feeder Crawl will start at Songbird Station at 8a.m. From there we'll 'crawl' to various backyard bird feeders in and aroundthe Columbia area and count birds for at least 15 minutes at each backyard,then submit each checklist to eBird.  Thetrip will last about 2 to 3 hours and return to Songbird Station for coffee anddonuts. Afterwards anyone who wishes may join me birding CANS.  The 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take placeFriday, February 16th through Monday, February 19th.  GBBC is an annual four-day citizen scienceevent that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create areal-time snapshot of where the birds are. For more information on the GBBC,visit http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ .
 Eric Wood Columbia MO <ewood802...>

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Date: 2/14/18 4:39 am
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...>
Subject: No sighting...an interesting topic
Having read this:

http://www.audubon.org/news/how-bird-your-office-boss

we have started a very interesting thread of the birds we see at work, in
Bangalore, India.

I added the story of my friend, Chandu Bandi, when he was working at
Hewlett-Packard, being called by his women colleagues to look at a strange
bird that was perching on the ledge of the ladies' toilet window. It was an
Egyptian Vulture. Thereafter, he says, he risked embarassment and possibly
being fired, by skulking around to get a look at the bird now and then!

What are your stories? I remember that it was Dr Caitlin Andrew who gave me
access to see the Peregrine Falcon's nest at the Washington University
School of Medicine:

http://deponti.livejournal.com/1135549.html

Cheers, Deepa.

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Date: 2/13/18 6:13 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Mel Price Dam update
On Monday, Feb. 12, at about midday, there was still a lot of ice in Ellis
Bay and the Mississippi due to the mostly cold weather over the past week
-- and yet the gull population seemed way down. Both above and below the
dam, on both sides of the river, Ring-billed Gulls were in the mid-100's,
with correspondingly fewer Herring Gulls. The swirling mass of gulls over
the spillway had become much sparser.

Nevertheless, there were still at a least a couple of individuals of the
uncommon species. I found one first-cycle Lesser Black-back and one adult
Iceland (Thayer's) Gull working back and forth at the spillway. Photos are
in my eBird list for that hotspot (Melvin Price Lock and Dam 26).

I noticed in passing that the open pools in Ellis Bay held a number of
swans, too, so they certainly aren't all gone.

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 2/13/18 6:05 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: ST. LOUIS AUDUBON FIELD TRIP, Sat. Feb. 17
To St. Louis area birders (and others who may want to join us):



WHAT: St. Louis Audubon Society field trip, half day.

WHEN: This Saturday, Feb. 17 (four days from now)

WHERE: Meet at Teal Pond, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. From I-270
in north St. Louis County, take exit 31B north and follow highway 367
toward Alton. Cross the Missouri River, go past the turn for MO-94, and
continue until the bridge to Alton is in sight. Take the last available
right turn before the bridge, where you see the gas station; then go past
the station and turn right again on Wise Road. The Teal Pond parking lot is
ahead of you on your right.

MEETING TIME: 8:00 a.m.


PLAN: To be determined, depending on numbers of waterfowl and gulls to be
studied in the Riverlands area. If time permits, there are a number of
options for the latter half of the morning. While this is billed as a
half-day trip, it's possible that some of us may wish to continue into the
afternoon.


WHO: Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not. Out-of-towners are invited!

CONDITIONS: As of today, the forecast is good: 26-48, partly cloudy, not
much wind. But watch the weather yourself and dress accordingly.



LEADERS: Myself and probably some other members of the leader group.



Bill Rowe


St. Louis


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Date: 2/12/18 9:28 am
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: CALIFORNIA Gulls - MO and IL
MO bird

1st cycle CAGU reported by another birder at Hide-Away Harbor on 2/10/18

birds coming and going here.


IL bird

1st cycle at Carlyle Lake, Clinton co, ILLINOIS

http://www.kassedan.net/report.htm


Charlene Malone

St. Louis co.

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Date: 2/11/18 3:04 pm
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Burroughs Audubon Society Field-Trip Announcement
Hello all,

I'm extending a friendly invitation to attend any or all of the upcoming
2018 Burroughs Audubon field trips. The field trips are open to everyone
regardless of skill level, regardless of membership, and regardless of
where you live. Details for the upcoming field trips are posted on the
website. Any cancellations will be posted, as needed, on the website as
well.

http://burroughs.org/its-free/field-trips-programs/

Saturday 2/17 – Shawnee SFL and Banner Creek joint with Topeka Audubon
Saturday 2/24 – Clinton Reservoir and Perry Lake Kansas Week of March 5th
to March 9th – American Woodcocks at Jerry Smith Missouri Week of March 5th
to March 9th – American Woodcocks at Prairie Center Kanas Saturday 3/17 –
Bates and Henry Counties Missouri Sunday 4/15 – Four Rivers Conservation
Area Missouri Saturday 4/21 – Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Area Missouri
Saturday 4/28 – Neosho Wildlife Area Kansas

If you love getting out in nature and want to spend time with others that
share this interest we hope you attend. Spring migration trips will be
added in the coming months. Please let the coordinators know if you are
interested in leading or co-leading a trip, if you have ideas of where a
group could visit, or perhaps if you have a specific target species in mind
let me know. The field trip coordinators will get in contact with you to
see what can be done with your suggestions,

Good Birding,

Malcolm Gold (Overland Park, Kansas)
Volunteer Field-Trip Coordinator with Rodney Wright and Mike Stoakes

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Date: 2/11/18 2:13 pm
From: Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman...>
Subject: Rough-Legged Hawk, Kirksville
I’ve been routinely seeing an unusual hawk in the large field at the southwest corner of Jamison and Hwy6, just south of the YMCA.

Today I saw it hovering, got a good look and some nice photos - definitely a rough-legged hawk.

I’ve also been routinely seeing a red-tailed hawk on the poles around that field and today saw 3 of them. Must be lots of rodents around.

Dan Getman, Kirksville, MO
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Date: 2/11/18 7:36 am
From: Patricia L Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Trip report-SLAS Baldwin Lake/Peabody Coal, 2/10/2018
Twelve brave birders tackled the steady 26’ temperatures and the threats of freezing rain to bird Baldwin Lake, the World Shooting Complex, and Peabody River King, Saturday, 2/10, hosted by St. Louis Audubon. The “early” birds walked out the levee on the north side of the lake and found the previously reported 3 Long-tailed Ducks. The carpool group from St. Louis found a very cooperative American Pipit (picture on eBird report) on the rocks as they joined the earlier group but missed the ducks. While birding the Baldwin Lake FWA, the goal of seeing all five regularly Winter geese species for this area was achieved. A large flock of Snow Geese settled along the road allowing good scope looks of them, and at least two Ross’s Geese were in the flock for nice comparisons of field marks. At least three more American Pipits were near them along the edge of the water. A flock of vocalizing Greater White-fronted Geese flew over the group but did not land. Near the headquarter buildings, a flock of Canada Geese included 4 Cackling Geese, again providing nice comparisons as they crossed the road. A Killdeer vocalized, Bonaparte’s Gulls were flying over the lake, and a nice variety of land birds were seen including Red-headed Woodpecker, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, colorful Eastern Bluebirds, and a Pileated Woodpecker.

The group drove slowly to the World Shooting Complex seeing many American Kestrels, a Red-shouldered Hawk, and Eurasian Collared Doves. After a delicious, warm lunch at the complex, we drove that area. Two participants who had driven a different route had good looks at a Loggerhead Shrike. We were surprised by the low number of birds at the complex but did get pictures of a Merlin, Taiga population, and a few Northern Harriers, American Kestrel, and Bald Eagle were seen.

Peabody River King State Fish and Wildlife Area was our last stop. The entire day as we traveled the sky was full of ribbons of Snow Geese. Again, the number of birds at Peabody was low. We did get good pictures of another Merlin, this one appearing to be of the Prairie population. Pictures of both Merlins are available on the eBird reports. We waited to see Short-eared Owls but were disappointed with no sightings of Northern Harriers nor any owls in the area. As we left, hundreds of Snow Geese were seen arriving to roost in the pond.

Thanks to everyone that braved the cold weather to join the group and added their participation in seeing the birds. Remember the Great Backyard Bird Count next weekend!

Pat Lueders



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Date: 2/10/18 6:39 pm
From: Erika Woehlk <ewoehlk...>
Subject: Re: Saline Co. SNOWY OWL
I went looking for the Saline snowy this morning, but was unable to locate it. Went exactly where Edge described below (great directions, BTW!). Drove in circles, but still no luck.


I did, however, see a large(ish) flock of snow geese. Two fields away (southwest) from the flock a bald eagle was munching on a dead one. Lots of other eagles around as well. The snow goose flock was on County Road N heading north to Grand Pass CA on the right side next to a farmhouse.

--Erika Woehlk
Columbia, MO

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Subject: Saline Co. SNOWY OWL

Attempts to get this onto Mobirds earlier were not successful.

Kathleen Anderson and I found a Snowy Owl today at 10:22 a.m. It was on Durango Ave., a gravel road about 1.25 miles west of Rt. N (the road to Grand Pass CA). Durango is directly across US 65 from a large tree with a picnic table very close to the south side of the highway. The bird was NORTH of the railroad tracks, sitting atop an embankment about 200 yards west (left) of Durango. The embankment is just before Durango makes a sharp turn to the right (east).
Report on ebird later.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 2/10/18 3:14 pm
From: Jon Rapp <jrapp...>
Subject: Winter Texans
We became "Winter Texans" for the past few weeks. We are not great birders, but it was a great excuse to leave the freezing temperatures at home.

The main spots we hit:
1 Santa Ana NWR
2 Estero Llano Grande SP
3 Bentsen Rio Grande Valley SP
4 Port Isabel/South Padre Island
5 Falcon SP/Salineno Preserve

THANKS to MOBirds and all who generously provided their help: Edge Wade, Mary Beth Stowe, Keith Hackland, Alamo Inn B&B, Charlotte Norton, Bill Duncan, Eric Wood, Greg Leonard, Yvonne Homeyer, Kevin Wehner, Audubon Society of Missouri and Columbia Audubon Society

Jon & Nancy Rapp, Columbia, MO

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Date: 2/10/18 1:12 pm
From: Salamone, Kaitlyn Dryer <krdrkb...>
Subject: Possible snowy owl
This is very much an unconfirmed sighting, as I was driving at the time, but at 2pm I spotted what appeared to be a snowy owl flying west over I-70, just before mile marker 97.

--Kaitlyn

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Date: 2/10/18 12:04 pm
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: killdeer at Joplin
Hi MO birders,
I've have had lots of killdeers at MSSU this winter.
There is one left today. It seems to have a broken wing.
I pointed this one out earlier.
So, the other 7 to 11 have departed to warmer climes......?
This one seems to be making do.

Larry, in Joplin

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Date: 2/9/18 4:38 pm
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: YES-Baldwin Lake, IL/Peabody Coal St. Louis Audubon Field Trip, Saturday, February 10, 9:00 am
Yes, we will have this trip tomorrow, following the plan attached. I’ve been monitoring the forecast, and it appears the majority of the bad weather has been postponed until after 7:00 pm.

See you tomorrow!

Pat Lueders


Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Patricia L Lueders <pllueders479...>
> Date: February 7, 2018 at 8:30:03 AM CST
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Baldwin Lake, IL/Peabody Coal St. Louis Audubon Field Trip, Saturday, February 10, 9:00 am
>
> Hello birders: Our annual Baldwin Lake, IL FWA/Peabody River King State Fish and Wildlife Area field trip will be this Saturday, February 10. Below are the more complicated than usual details of this trip. Unfortunately, snow is predicted, and the trip will be canceled if snow remains in the forecast late Friday night.
>
> WEATHER: Please check this website at 8:00 pm on Friday night. I will post a yes or no for the trip depending on the forecast. The areas we will be birding are country, agricultural roads with little traffic and no snow/ice management.
>
> MEETING TIME AND LOCATIONS: You have two options for meeting the group for this trip. I will lead a caravan/carpool from the commuter lot at Hwy 270 and Gravois Road, meeting at 9:00 am. (The lot will be busy with Mardi Gras parade bus traffic.) There are two lots, and we will meet at the one closest to Hwy 270. OR, you can meet us at the parking lot at the entrance to the Baldwin Lake FWA, the corner of Risdon School Rd. & Conservation Rd. We should arrive there between 10 and 10:30 am.
>
> PROCEDURE: We will first bird the Baldwin Lake area which recently had some good waterfowl activity including Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, and Red-necked Grebe. We will hope to see all five species of geese and a variety of gulls. We will then proceed to the World Shooting Complex, birding area agricultural fields in route. There we hope to find a large variety of raptors and will have a warm, inside lunch at J & T’s Caliber Restaurant, or you can bring your own. After lunch, we will again drive slowly towards Peabody River King State Fish & Wildlife Area. This area is popular with raptors, geese, waterfowl, and hopefully one or both species of shrike. If the habitat looks good, we will remain until sunset (after 5:30 pm) for possible Short-eared and other owls.
>
>
> WHO AND WHAT: EVERYONE IS WELCOME, MEMBERS OR NOT. Bring your binoculars, scope if you have one, snacks, water, layers of warm clothing, and your lunch if you don’t want to eat at the restaurant. We usually do a few short walks, weather dependent.
>
> QUESTIONS? Email me with any questions. My cell is 314-359-9364 if you need to contact me on Saturday.
>
> Hopefully, the weather will cooperate so that we can continue the tradition of this always interesting and productive trip!
>
> Pat Lueders, Trip Leader
>
>

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Date: 2/8/18 7:53 pm
From: John Besser <jbesser1...>
Subject: Re: CAS Field Trip CANCELED -- Saturday, February 10th
The field trip to Eagle Bluffs planned for Saturday has been CANCELED due
to the forecast for wintry precipitation. And lack of open water for water
birds.


We'll try again in three weeks, on Saturday, March 3. It'll be spring by
then, right?


John Besser

Columbia


On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 2:20 PM Eric Wood <
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> Saturday, February 10th
> Destination: Eagle Bluffs CA
> Departure Point: Meet at the MKT parking lot at McBaine. We will carpool
> from there to reduce the number of cars.
> Departure Time: 9 a.m.
> Leader: John Besser
> Contact Info: <jbesser1...>
>
> We will drive through Eagle Bluffs, stopping to look and set up scopes if
> we see something at a distance and finish around noon.
> Bring: Binoculars, and spotting scope and FRS radio if you have one.
>
> Eric Wood
> Columbia MO
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Date: 2/8/18 11:37 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: yellow jumped warbler
Yellow rumped warbler spotted at Horseshoe lake, Collinisville and a Reddish Eastern Screech owl
at Perre Marquette.

Paul Moffett
2/8/18 at 10:30 a.m.

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Date: 2/7/18 3:03 pm
From: Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...>
Subject: NO SIGHTING: Egg-cellent research
My daughter (science writer at Princeton University) found this fascinating and clever web page. It takes only a few minutes to scroll through it, and I promise you will learn things about bird eggs that you didn’t know.

Tom Fuller
Jersey County, IL

From: Liz Fuller-Wright [mailto:<lizfw...>]
Sent: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 3:05 PM
To: Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...>
Subject: Egg-cellent research

One of our scientists is winning an award, which has prompted me to do a little digging. I found this fabulous set of dynamic infographics<http://vis.sciencemag.org/eggs/> from Science magazine (based on her research<https://www.princeton.edu/news/2017/06/22/hatching-new-hypothesis-about-egg-shape-diversity>) and I thought you’d enjoy it. ☺

Liz

Liz Fuller-Wright
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Date: 2/7/18 10:53 am
From: Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...>
Subject: Re: Bird ID Workshop Opportunity: Winter Sparrows and Raptors
Hello again, MOBIRDers,

Wow. After fewer than 24 hours, the Winter Sparrow and Raptor Bird ID Workshop is FULL. For those still interested in attending, you are welcome to register for the workshop to be placed on a waiting list and I will fill in any cancellations with folks on the waiting list as the date gets closer.

Thanks to all for your interest in Missouri birds,
Sarah

From: Sarah Kendrick
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 1:18 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Bird ID Workshop Opportunity: Winter Sparrows and Raptors

Howdy MOBIRDers,

A Winter Sparrow and Raptor Bird ID Workshop will be held on March 9-10 (Friday and Saturday) at Bradford Farms and Eagle Bluffs CA, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Missouri, Missouri Department of Conservation, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This workshop is free and open to the general public and will include some MDC staff. Space is limited to 30 attendees, so sign up at the link below if interested; a waiting list will be compiled if we experience high demand. Preference will be given to those who can attend both days of the workshop. More details below.

Winter Sparrow and Raptor ID Workshop
March 9-10 (noon on the 9th - noon on the 10th) at Bradford Farms and Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
Register by March 5: http://alturl.com/35pan
Workshop Description:
Have you ever been stumped identifying sparrows or raptors? Of course you have! Who hasn't?
If you'd like to work on your ID skills for these groups of birds, please join us for our Winter Sparrow and Raptor ID Workshop at Bradford Farm and Eagle Bluffs on March 9 and 10. This workshop is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Missouri (ASM), the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Workshop participants will experience a mix of classroom presentations on bird ID followed by field sessions at Bradford Farms and Eagle Bluffs to practice ID in the field. Instructors include retired MDC State Ornithologist Brad Jacobs and USFWS Endangered Species Coordinator Paul McKenzie.
The workshop will be held at Bradford and Eagle Bluffs with fairly easy walking. More details will be sent to registrants closer to the date. The workshop is free and open to the general public. These groups of birds are tough to ID, so this workshop will fill quickly - sign up soon if you can make it!
Workshop contact: Sarah Kendrick at <sarah.kendrick...><mailto:<sarah.kendrick...>

Tentative Agenda:
March 9 - Bradford Farms Research Center
(Please eat lunch before you arrive.)
Noon - Early Afternoon: Classroom presentations on ID at Bradford Farms (old bldg)
Early Afternoon - Dinner time: Sparrow and Raptor ID practice on the area
Dinner: Simple catered dinner at Bradford classroom
After Dinner - Dark: ID practice on the area
March 10 - Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
(Bagels and snacks provided.)
Early Morning: Meet at EB headquarters for summary and ID practice on the area
Late Morning: EB headquarters for bagels and classroom wrap-up
Afternoon (optional): More ID practice on the area

Let me know if you have any questions, and happy birding!
Sarah

Sarah Kendrick
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2901 W Truman Boulevard
PO Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Office: (573) 522-4115 Ext. 3262
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Date: 2/7/18 6:30 am
From: Patricia L Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Baldwin Lake, IL/Peabody Coal St. Louis Audubon Field Trip, Saturday, February 10, 9:00 am
Hello birders: Our annual Baldwin Lake, IL FWA/Peabody River King State Fish and Wildlife Area field trip will be this Saturday, February 10. Below are the more complicated than usual details of this trip. Unfortunately, snow is predicted, and the trip will be canceled if snow remains in the forecast late Friday night.

WEATHER: Please check this website at 8:00 pm on Friday night. I will post a yes or no for the trip depending on the forecast. The areas we will be birding are country, agricultural roads with little traffic and no snow/ice management.

MEETING TIME AND LOCATIONS: You have two options for meeting the group for this trip. I will lead a caravan/carpool from the commuter lot at Hwy 270 and Gravois Road, meeting at 9:00 am. (The lot will be busy with Mardi Gras parade bus traffic.) There are two lots, and we will meet at the one closest to Hwy 270. OR, you can meet us at the parking lot at the entrance to the Baldwin Lake FWA, the corner of Risdon School Rd. & Conservation Rd. We should arrive there between 10 and 10:30 am.

PROCEDURE: We will first bird the Baldwin Lake area which recently had some good waterfowl activity including Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, and Red-necked Grebe. We will hope to see all five species of geese and a variety of gulls. We will then proceed to the World Shooting Complex, birding area agricultural fields in route. There we hope to find a large variety of raptors and will have a warm, inside lunch at J & T’s Caliber Restaurant, or you can bring your own. After lunch, we will again drive slowly towards Peabody River King State Fish & Wildlife Area. This area is popular with raptors, geese, waterfowl, and hopefully one or both species of shrike. If the habitat looks good, we will remain until sunset (after 5:30 pm) for possible Short-eared and other owls.


WHO AND WHAT: EVERYONE IS WELCOME, MEMBERS OR NOT. Bring your binoculars, scope if you have one, snacks, water, layers of warm clothing, and your lunch if you don’t want to eat at the restaurant. We usually do a few short walks, weather dependent.

QUESTIONS? Email me with any questions. My cell is 314-359-9364 if you need to contact me on Saturday.

Hopefully, the weather will cooperate so that we can continue the tradition of this always interesting and productive trip!

Pat Lueders, Trip Leader



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Date: 2/6/18 11:26 pm
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: RN Grebes & LT Ducks - Baldwin Lake, ILLINOIS
ILLINOIS birds

Hey StL birders

eBird report from Baldwin Lake, St. Clair/Randolph co.

2 RED-NECKED GREBES & 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42541640


Charlene Malone

St. Louis co.

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Date: 2/6/18 1:23 pm
From: Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Spring Meeting Registration is NOT Ready Yet
I am sorry the message started appearing about the Spring Meeting at the bottom of MoBirds messages. Registration will not be ready to go for a week or so. You can, however, view information and lodging options on the ASM website, and I did that for a reason. Missouri Valley College has a graduation ceremony the same weekend as our meeting. Thus, lodging is going to fill up quickly. You should reserve your lodging as soon as possible (options appear along the left side of the meeting information page), or you may have to stay farther away from Arrow Rock than you might like.
I guarantee as soon as Registration is open, I will announce it here. Until then, it's not activated.
----Bill Eddleman, ASM Vice President

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Date: 2/6/18 11:23 am
From: Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...>
Subject: Bird ID Workshop Opportunity: Winter Sparrows and Raptors
Howdy MOBIRDers,

A Winter Sparrow and Raptor Bird ID Workshop will be held on March 9-10 (Friday and Saturday) at Bradford Farms and Eagle Bluffs CA, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Missouri, Missouri Department of Conservation, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This workshop is free and open to the general public and will include some MDC staff. Space is limited to 30 attendees, so sign up at the link below if interested; a waiting list will be compiled if we experience high demand. Preference will be given to those who can attend both days of the workshop. More details below.

Winter Sparrow and Raptor ID Workshop
March 9-10 (noon on the 9th - noon on the 10th) at Bradford Farms and Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
Register by March 5: http://alturl.com/35pan
Workshop Description:
Have you ever been stumped identifying sparrows or raptors? Of course you have! Who hasn't?
If you'd like to work on your ID skills for these groups of birds, please join us for our Winter Sparrow and Raptor ID Workshop at Bradford Farm and Eagle Bluffs on March 9 and 10. This workshop is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Missouri (ASM), the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Workshop participants will experience a mix of classroom presentations on bird ID followed by field sessions at Bradford Farms and Eagle Bluffs to practice ID in the field. Instructors include retired MDC State Ornithologist Brad Jacobs and USFWS Endangered Species Coordinator Paul McKenzie.
The workshop will be held at Bradford and Eagle Bluffs with fairly easy walking. More details will be sent to registrants closer to the date. The workshop is free and open to the general public. These groups of birds are tough to ID, so this workshop will fill quickly - sign up soon if you can make it!
Workshop contact: Sarah Kendrick at <sarah.kendrick...><mailto:<sarah.kendrick...>

Tentative Agenda:
March 9 - Bradford Farms Research Center
(Please eat lunch before you arrive.)
Noon - Early Afternoon: Classroom presentations on ID at Bradford Farms (old bldg)
Early Afternoon - Dinner time: Sparrow and Raptor ID practice on the area
Dinner: Simple catered dinner at Bradford classroom
After Dinner - Dark: ID practice on the area
March 10 - Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
(Bagels and snacks provided.)
Early Morning: Meet at EB headquarters for summary and ID practice on the area
Late Morning: EB headquarters for bagels and classroom wrap-up
Afternoon (optional): More ID practice on the area

Let me know if you have any questions, and happy birding!
Sarah

Sarah Kendrick
State Ornithologist
Missouri Department of Conservation
2901 W Truman Boulevard
PO Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Office: (573) 522-4115 Ext. 3262
Fax: (573) 526-4663
Birds are awesome.

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Date: 2/6/18 9:05 am
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: Interesting Lg Falcon -- IL Bird -- Not Current Sighting
Hi MOBirders:

I birded portions of Jersey and Calhoun Counties in Illinois, and a sliver
of St. Charles County in Missouri, on Sat Feb 3. I took the Golden Eagle
Ferry from IL to MO on the swing back home and, from the ferry, spotted a
large falcon overtaking a Bald Eagle as they flew past me over the GEF
terminal and IL shoreline headed downstream (at that point "downstream"
means "from west to east"). My first inclination was to call the falcon a
Peregrine but, after thinking about what I saw and staring at my only photo,
wondered whether it was a Gyrfalcon.

I reached out for ID help to an independent outside expert as well as a
local authority who, in turn, reached out to another independent outside
expert.

Here's a link to my eBird report for my GEF trip with my notes and only
photo plus a summary of the expert opinions. The original photo file
provides better resolution so if anyone would like a copy to look at, where
zooming in works much better, just let me know.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42490116

Mike Thelen
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Date: 2/5/18 6:15 pm
From: Judy Bergmann <jbirds...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
I have had a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker coming to my deck for suet all winter. I had one last winter also, and sometimes two. Also have had two Brown Creepers at my deck regularly this winter. They eat the little pieces that fall from the suet feeders.


Judy Bergmann
Rural Bonne Terre
St. Francois Co.
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On Mon, 2/5/18, laura pintel <llpintel...> wrote:

Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Date: Monday, February 5, 2018, 7:53 PM


I  have had a juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at my
heated birdbath this winter. First time!



Laura Pintel
Columbia
Boone County



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I have a female yellow bellied
sapsucker visit my heated water bath daily this winter,
first time.
 
Michele Baumer
Columbia
Boone County
 
 


From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>]
On Behalf Of Ida domazlicky

Sent: Friday, February 02, 2018 3:41 PM

To: <MOBIRDS-L...>

Subject: Re: YBSA behavior


 
I’ve had a female
sapsucker coming to a suet cake hanging off the back porch.
Although I’ve never seen her at the heated bird bath,
it’s just around the corner of the house and may have been
the original attraction.

 


Ida Domazlicky


Cape Girardeau county

Sent from my iPhone




On Feb 2, 2018, at 10:05 AM, Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...>
wrote:




We have also had Bluebirds, Robins
and a Yellow-rumped Warbler at our heated
birdbath.


Karen Stair


Lee's Summit









-----Original Message-----

From: Edge Wade <edgew...>

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

Sent: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 7:29 am

Subject: Re: YBSA behavior



This winter I've had a sapsucker coming to the heated
water when all else is dry or frozen. I've seen them in
the yard before, but never on the deck. It comes only for
the water, not food. Also coming to the water are bluebirds
and robins and a Yellow-rumped
Warbler.



Edge Wade

Columbia, MO

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Date: 2/5/18 6:00 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Riverlands update, Monday 2/5
Tom Parmeter and I spent the morning at Riverlands and the Mel Price Dam,
and returned for a bit in the afternoon as well. Ellis Bay and the river
were mostly frozen but not entirely; the waterfowl are keeping a couple of
"watering holes" open, and there are some open stretches downriver from
Ellis Island, debatably in Missouri or Illinois.

The swans seem to be gone; we saw only three Trumpeters. Whether they are
hiding out nearby or have actually moved north, I have no idea, but I did
see what appeared to be a group of swans far off toward the yacht club at
Lincoln Shields.

Total waterfowl numbered 14 species, so diversity is not as great now, but
a few species were in the 100's: Gr. White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose,
Mallard, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, and perhaps Common Merganser. Both
scaup species were still present, and a single Redhead was swimming with
the Canvasback.

There were large groups of gulls resting here and there on the ice, some
clearly in Illinois, some in Missouri, and some in no-man's-land, a good
distance out from Riverlands Way. We did not see any of the uncommon
species in Riverlands itself, but from the parking lot and dam (i.e., in
the Melvin Price Lock and Dam 26 hotspot, Illinois) we had an estimated
five Lesser Black-backs (3 adult, 2 first-cycle) and two Iceland Gulls (1
adult, 1 first-cycle). Photos of some of these will be on our eBird list
for that hotspot by tomorrow. The swirling crowd of gulls at the dam
provides plenty of material to search and study, and it changes often.

We spent little time looking for landbirds, so the rest of our Riverlands
list was incidental.

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Date: 2/5/18 5:53 pm
From: laura pintel <llpintel...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
I have had a juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at my heated birdbath this winter. First time!

Laura Pintel
Columbia
Boone County

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 5, 2018, at 8:54 AM, Michele Baumer <Michele.Baumer...><mailto:<Michele.Baumer...>> wrote:

I have a female yellow bellied sapsucker visit my heated water bath daily this winter, first time.

Michele Baumer
Columbia
Boone County


From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>] On Behalf Of Ida domazlicky
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2018 3:41 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior

I’ve had a female sapsucker coming to a suet cake hanging off the back porch. Although I’ve never seen her at the heated bird bath, it’s just around the corner of the house and may have been the original attraction.

Ida Domazlicky
Cape Girardeau county
Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 2, 2018, at 10:05 AM, Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...><mailto:<00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...>> wrote:
We have also had Bluebirds, Robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler at our heated birdbath.
Karen Stair
Lee's Summit


-----Original Message-----
From: Edge Wade <edgew...><mailto:<edgew...>>
To: MOBIRDS-L <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>>
Sent: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 7:29 am
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior

This winter I've had a sapsucker coming to the heated water when all else is dry or frozen. I've seen them in the yard before, but never on the deck. It comes only for the water, not food. Also coming to the water are bluebirds and robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
<edgew...><mailto:<edgew...>

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Date: 2/5/18 3:20 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Saline Co. SNOWY OWL
Attempts to get this onto Mobirds earlier were not successful.

Kathleen Anderson and I found a Snowy Owl today at 10:22 a.m. It was on Durango Ave., a gravel road about 1.25 miles west of Rt. N (the road to Grand Pass CA). Durango is directly across US 65 from a large tree with a picnic table very close to the south side of the highway. The bird was NORTH of the railroad tracks, sitting atop an embankment about 200 yards west (left) of Durango. The embankment is just before Durango makes a sharp turn to the right (east).
Report on ebird later.

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Columbia, MO
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Date: 2/5/18 2:40 pm
From: Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Avian Cholera/Dead Waterfowl in MS Flyway
Here is a link to the document on Avian Cholera in the Mississippi Flyway.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lvo7yjjt8m9hbti/Feb%202018%20WLD%20Health%20Bulletin%20-%20Avian%20Cholera.docx?dl=0

Mary Nemecek
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Date: 2/5/18 2:24 pm
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Re: Horseshoe Lake Mute Swans
Just to clarify for those in other parts of the state, I'm assuming you're
referring to the Horseshoe Lake in Madison County, Illinois. There's
another one in Alexander County, Illinois, as well as the one in Carondelet
Park in St. Louis.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas (Cape Girardeau County), MO

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 3:58 PM, Patrick Maloney <
<maloneypatrick...> wrote:

> With the forecast of a front moving in I took a trip to Horseshoe Lake but
> found it mostly frozen over. The 5 mute swans are still there, they looked
> quite content sleeping on the ice. Nice bald eagle in a tree, several red
> tailed hawks, 2 canada geese and a bunch of gulls on the lake by the
> tracks. The ramp from 44/55 to the Poplar street bridge is still closed.
> Pat Maloney
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Date: 2/5/18 2:02 pm
From: Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Avian Cholera/Dead Waterfowl in MS Flyway





FYI- posted per request from USFWS.


Apparently avian cholera has been hitting the Mississippi Flyways this winter. Attached is a bulletin from the USGS Wildlife Health Center. There's a link to a reporting form and contact information.




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KCMO




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Date: 2/5/18 1:58 pm
From: Patrick Maloney <maloneypatrick...>
Subject: Horseshoe Lake Mute Swans
With the forecast of a front moving in I took a trip to Horseshoe Lake but found it mostly frozen over.  The 5 mute swans are still there, they looked quite content sleeping on the ice.  Nice bald eagle in a tree, several red tailed hawks, 2 canada geese and a bunch of gulls on the lake by the tracks.  The ramp from 44/55 to the Poplar street bridge is still closed.
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Date: 2/5/18 11:28 am
From: Bernie Favara <bwf-athl...>
Subject: NO SITING - Compact Spotting Scope Tripod
We're getting ready for our first trip to Costa Rica.  The Manfrotto tripod we currently have for our Swarovski ATS-80 is too long to fit into anything but our largest piece of luggage.  We are hoping to avoid lugging that monster bag, so we're in the market for a new tripod and head.
Any recommendations for a compact tripod and head assembly that is less than 22" in length when fully collapsed?
Does anyone own the Manfrotto MVKBFRT-LIVEUS?  The specs seem to meet the need, but I'd love to hear any real world field experience.
Thanks!
Bernie <Favarabwf-athl...> Louis Co

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Date: 2/5/18 6:54 am
From: Michele Baumer <Michele.Baumer...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
I have a female yellow bellied sapsucker visit my heated water bath daily this winter, first time.

Michele Baumer
Columbia
Boone County


From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>] On Behalf Of Ida domazlicky
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2018 3:41 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior

I’ve had a female sapsucker coming to a suet cake hanging off the back porch. Although I’ve never seen her at the heated bird bath, it’s just around the corner of the house and may have been the original attraction.

Ida Domazlicky
Cape Girardeau county
Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 2, 2018, at 10:05 AM, Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...><mailto:<00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...>> wrote:
We have also had Bluebirds, Robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler at our heated birdbath.
Karen Stair
Lee's Summit


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From: Edge Wade <edgew...><mailto:<edgew...>>
To: MOBIRDS-L <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>>
Sent: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 7:29 am
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior

This winter I've had a sapsucker coming to the heated water when all else is dry or frozen. I've seen them in the yard before, but never on the deck. It comes only for the water, not food. Also coming to the water are bluebirds and robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
<edgew...><mailto:<edgew...>

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Date: 2/5/18 4:54 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Eagle Days
Yesterday was the last of "Eagle Days" at Audubon Riverland for the year and we had great crowds all days. It is such fun working as a volunteer at these events and meeting all the wonderful people, who are interested in the Eagles, Swans, and White Pelicans. Yesterday they saw many eagles and on the waters: few remaining trumpeter swans, white pelicans, canvas back, ring necked duck, common golden eye, common merganser, hooded merganser, mallards, ruddy Ducks, Gadwahl, Northern Pintail, Canada Geese, and Greater White Faced Geese.

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Date: 2/4/18 9:58 pm
From: Chase Darr <cmdp77...>
Subject: Saline Co. Snowy Owl -- Yes (Late PM)
My wife and I braved treacherous conditions this afternoon to visit Grand Pass CA in search of all the wonderful birds reported there over the past week or so. We arrived around 2:30 PM and made an initial slow pass down County Road N without luck on the owl. We drove through the CA and, although the number of species was low, the number of birds was truly impressive. Snow Geese and Mallards abound. My numbers were not as high as others, but I could confirm at least 8000 Snow Geese and at least 2500-3000 Mallards --conservatively--. There were also many Northern Pintail, a few Gadwall, Lesser Scaup, and numerous duck spp. flying around out of view. There were also several mature and immature Bald Eagles, though not the 40+ seen yesterday. We did not relocate Sandhill Cranes seen earlier, but Lot 8 (?) had 17+ Trumpeter Swans at the edge of scope view.

We left the CA for County Road N again at ~4:30-5:00 PM. We made several passes up and down the road with no luck. After sunset, we made one last pass and hit Hwy 65 around 5:45-6:00 PM. As a desperation move, I turned west on Hwy 65 to look back down at the field others had seen it, drove less than 1/4 mile, and found an owl sitting atop one of the power poles on the north side of the highway. I slowed to a stop and my wife tried to get pictures, but all we got was a dark silhouette facing west against the fading sunlight. A large diesel pickup shot past us and spooked the bird farther along the road. As we edged forward, another large truck went past us and spooked it out afield. I was able to relocate it ... barely ... about 50-100 yards out atop a thin white post in the middle of the field. White on white ... a SNOWY OWL (MO Lifer #251). My wife snapped a few grainy pictures and we sped off to find dinner.

I meant to record myself doing the lifer dance for Edge when we got to Wal-Mart to change diapers and such, but alas, no recordings were made. Still ... after 8 1/2 years and my future in Missouri up in the air, I'm glad to have that nemesis crossed off my list!!!

Cheers and good birding,
Chase
Columbia, Boone Co., MO
cmdp77 AT mail.missouri.edu

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Date: 2/4/18 5:40 pm
From: Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...>
Subject: Snowy Owl -- No
Today (Sunday), between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, I did not see the Snowy Owl along Hwy 65 west of Marshall, MO.

Robert Brundage
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Jefferson City, MO 65109
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Date: 2/4/18 12:20 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, February 10th
Saturday, February 10th

Destination: Eagle Bluffs CA

Departure Point: Meet at the MKT parking lot at McBaine.We will carpool from there to reduce the number of cars.

Departure Time: 9 a.m.

Leader: John Besser

Contact Info: <jbesser1...>


We will drive through Eagle Bluffs, stoppingto look and set up scopes if we see something at a distance and finish around noon.

Bring:  Binoculars, and spotting scope and FRS radioif you have one.

 Eric Wood Columbia MO <ewood802...>

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Date: 2/4/18 6:16 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Visit to Table Rock Lake
Hi all,
Paul McKenzie and I visited Table Rock Lake looking for loons and other
deepwater lake birds. We spent the morning on the east side of the lake
from the Dam to the Boat Ramp in the Table Rock State Park. Then at noon
went south on US 65 and crossed over the lake on Hwy 86 to get to Hwys UU
and JJ to get back up the peninsulas to the camp ground area on UU and
tried to get access to some shoreline from JJ and S Lake Shore Drive with
little opportunity.

We saw 54 Common Loons and 94 Horned Grebes in total. We had good looks at
two red-throated loons from the Boat Launch area of Table Rock Lake State
Park. We also saw what we thought were two small Pacific Loons relative to
adjacent Common Loons but couldn't get any photos and couldn't find them
due to all the houses along that stretch of lake when we spent the
afternoon looking for them. I think this will take some luck of the day, or
a boat trip if someone knows how to organize one in that area.


Brad Jacobs
Boone Co MO

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Date: 2/3/18 5:46 pm
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Blackbirds at Church and Dwyer in Saint Charles County
There were seven or eight Great-tailed Grackles at the cattle farm at Church and Dwyer. Also present among a horde of Starlings, were at least two Rusty and two Brewer's Blackbirds and a Brown-headed Cowbird. Oddly there were no Common Grackles, a species which appears to be missing from eastern St. Charles County this winter.

David Becher

Saint Louis

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Date: 2/3/18 4:43 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Eagle Bluffs CA late afternoon Feb. 3
One Black Duck in upper distribution channel (above junction box) with 60+ group of Mallards.

American Wigeons in Pool 4. Greatest variety in smallest area was Pool 4.

Common Mergansers in lower middle distribution channel.

Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, in small numbers in several places.

Northern Pintail Pool 5-8.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 2/3/18 9:19 am
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: No Sighting - Free “BRDR” Car Window Stickers
If you’re an Audubon Society of Missouri member and would like a free “BRDR” car window sticker, just mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below.

Here’s a picture of the sticker:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jI_vWRMXlnumRn3RnjAtqo8GfxuQwVLP

If you not an ASM member, then please consider joining and you’ll receive a sticker along with your new member packet! You can join ASM online here:

https://mobirds.org/ASM/Membership.aspx

Email me off-list if you have any questions. Thanks!

Kevin Wehner
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The Audubon Society of Missouri
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Date: 2/3/18 7:55 am
From: Betsy Garrett <betsygarrett...>
Subject: Snowy owl Saline County
Seeing the snowy owl now between the gravel road and the grain bins on the railroad tracks

Betsy Garrett
Columbia mo

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Date: 2/2/18 2:45 pm
From: Valerie Dent <rdent...>
Subject: Black duck at Eagle Bluffs
Ron and I saw a black duck at Eagle Bluffs CA this afternoon. It was with
mallards in the river supply channel just south of the road that goes to
the river. Also seen at the area were pintails, redheads, shovelers,
gadwall (1), trumpeter swans (2), Canada geese, kingfisher (1), ring
billed gull, harriers, red tail hawks, and bald eagles (1 was in the
nest).
Valerie Dent
Cole Camp
Benton County

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Date: 2/2/18 1:41 pm
From: Ida domazlicky <idad...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
I’ve had a female sapsucker coming to a suet cake hanging off the back porch. Although I’ve never seen her at the heated bird bath, it’s just around the corner of the house and may have been the original attraction.

Ida Domazlicky
Cape Girardeau county

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> On Feb 2, 2018, at 10:05 AM, Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> We have also had Bluebirds, Robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler at our heated birdbath.
> Karen Stair
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> To: MOBIRDS-L <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Sent: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 7:29 am
> Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
>
> This winter I've had a sapsucker coming to the heated water when all else is dry or frozen. I've seen them in the yard before, but never on the deck. It comes only for the water, not food. Also coming to the water are bluebirds and robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler.
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Date: 2/2/18 11:35 am
From: J Pat Valentik <jettpakk...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
I was walking around looking at trees
Had the thought that sapsuckers probably monitor leaf bud swelling rather
than randomly banging on sunlit trunks.

On 1:12PM, Fri, Feb 2, 2018 John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...>
wrote:

> We have a Brown Creeper coming quite regularly to a hanging water dish. We
> have seen a sapsucker visiting an in-the-ground water feature from time to
> time this winter. Also a Hermit Thrush along with others.
>
> Linda Frederick
> Rolla, MO
>
>
> On Friday, February 2, 2018, Terry Stair <
> <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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>> We have also had Bluebirds, Robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler at our
>> heated birdbath.
>> Karen Stair
>> Lee's Summit
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>>
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>> From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
>> To: MOBIRDS-L <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Sent: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 7:29 am
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>>
>> This winter I've had a sapsucker coming to the heated water when all else
>> is dry or frozen. I've seen them in the yard before, but never on the deck.
>> It comes only for the water, not food. Also coming to the water are
>> bluebirds and robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler.
>>
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>> Columbia, MO
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Date: 2/2/18 11:11 am
From: John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
We have a Brown Creeper coming quite regularly to a hanging water dish. We
have seen a sapsucker visiting an in-the-ground water feature from time to
time this winter. Also a Hermit Thrush along with others.

Linda Frederick
Rolla, MO


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> We have also had Bluebirds, Robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler at our
> heated birdbath.
> Karen Stair
> Lee's Summit
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
> To: MOBIRDS-L <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Sent: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 7:29 am
> Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
>
> This winter I've had a sapsucker coming to the heated water when all else
> is dry or frozen. I've seen them in the yard before, but never on the deck.
> It comes only for the water, not food. Also coming to the water are
> bluebirds and robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler.
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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Date: 2/2/18 10:18 am
From: Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Institute for Bird Populations


Hello, all. I followed Ethan's link to the IBP annual report and was intrigued by the Northern Flicker on the cover, which I assume would be called an "intergrade." I'm attaching a photo I took of a very similar NOFL that appeared at our finch feeder (filled with sunflower chips). Have seen this bird only the one time, on Jan. 20. It's moustache is not as brilliant orange, but definitely red!
Karen Stair
Lee's Summit




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From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
To: MOBIRDS-L <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Thu, Jan 18, 2018 9:33 am
Subject: Institute for Bird Populations

Mobirders,

If you didn't look up the link for Andy & Crissy's photo provided by Ethan, here it is again, and for a purpose beyond a chance to see a great photo.

The research described in that well-illustrated report is inspirational. It discusses many activities of scientists and "citizen scientists" in the U.S., Central America and the Pacific, all in the quest to learn more about birds and what affects them.

This is one type of the work that the Missouri River Bird Observatory (the host for the ASM Spring Meeting in Arrow Rock) is conducting.

It is also one type of activity supported via partnerships in Missouri by ASM with funds earned through the CACHE and SPARKS programs.

The more we learn, the more fascinating birds and birders become.

Edge Wade
ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator
<edgew...>

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From: "Ethan Duke" <ethan.duke...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:48:27 PM
Subject: Also in IBP report NO sightings Re: Cornell eNews photo credit - found a link!

They also contributed a great photo to the Institute for Bird Populations annual report!! Nice Catbird on page 4.

https://www.birdpop.org/docs/misc/IBP2017AnnualReport.pdf <https://www.birdpop.org/docs/misc/IBP2017AnnualReport.pdf>


Way to go, Andy and Chrissy!


Ethan C. Duke
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Date: 2/2/18 8:16 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: FW: [wisb] Excerpts from the Wintering Golden Eagle Survey Final Results
For the interested, from up north.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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From: Dave Moffat <moffatfam...>
Date: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:52 PM
Subject: [wisb] Excerpts from the Wintering Golden Eagle Survey Final Results
To: Wisconsin Birding Network <wisbirdn...>


From Scott's summary:

Many of you made the comment "there were hardly any birds in the air". With
no wind and overcast skies, there was no "free ride" so most raptors were
content to just sit and perch hunt. This made those elusive Golden Eagles
even harder to find, so although we had no fog to deal with this year, we
still didn't have ideal conditions for finding Golden Eagles.

The Wintering Golden Eagle Survey by the numbers:

4 States-Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois
32 Counties covered (17 in WI, 8 in MN, 4 in IL, 3 in IA)
Wisconsin counties- Buffalo, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dunn, Eau
Claire, Grant, Iowa, LaCrosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Richland, Sauk,
Trempealeau, Vernon, Waupaca
Minnesota counties- Chisago, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Morrison,
Wabasha, Washington, Wabasha
Illinois counties- Jo-Davies, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
Iowa counties- Allamakee, Clayton, Winneshiek

71 Routes covered
200 Surveyors

550 Observer hours
6,190 Miles driven

62 Golden Eagles
42 Golden Eagle first found as a perched bird
20 Golden Eagle first found as a flying bird
52 Adult Golden Eagle
10 Non-adult Golden Eagle

1152 Bald Eagle
955 Adult Bald Eagle
179 Non-adult Bald Eagle
36 Unidentified Eagle (half counted as bald)

730 Red-tailed Hawk Over 90+% adults
131 Rough-legged Hawk
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
16 Cooper's Hawk
8 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Peregrine Falcon
128 American Kestrel
3 Merlin
3 Northern Harrier
9 Unidentified Raptors
6 Barred Owl
1 Snowy Owl

Other species reported:
13 Northern Shrike
610 Wild Turkey
297 American Robin
306 American Crow
1 Northern Raven
40 Eastern Bluebird
100 Canada Goose
18 Trumpeter Swan
2 Mute Swan
4 Ruffed Grouse
14 Ring-necked Pheasant
3 Red-headed Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
17 Pileated Woodpecker
16 Belted Kingfisher
Rock Dove
European Starling
House Sparrow
Common Merganser
Common Goldeneye
Mallard
Northern Cardinal
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
219 Dark-eyed Junco
32 American Tree Sparrow
15 Common Redpoll
5 Purple Finch
114 Cedar Waxwing
Horned Lark

Notable mammals seen:
Gray Squirrel
Fox Squirrel
Opossum
Beaver
Raccoon
River Otter
Red Fox
White-tailed Deer (1 albino reported)

Thanks again for all of your help and don't forget to put January 19th 2019
on your calendar for the 15th Annual Wintering Golden Eagle Survey.

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Dave Moffat
Verona, Dane County, WI



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Date: 2/2/18 7:06 am
From: Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior

We have also had Bluebirds, Robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler at our heated birdbath.
Karen Stair
Lee's Summit




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Sent: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 7:29 am
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior

This winter I've had a sapsucker coming to the heated water when all else is dry or frozen. I've seen them in the yard before, but never on the deck. It comes only for the water, not food. Also coming to the water are bluebirds and robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 2/2/18 5:29 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
This winter I've had a sapsucker coming to the heated water when all else is dry or frozen. I've seen them in the yard before, but never on the deck. It comes only for the water, not food. Also coming to the water are bluebirds and robins and a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 2/1/18 12:34 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Re: YBSA behavior
Before this winter I would have agreed with Mr. Herbert. Frequent visits to trees in my yard over the years but never on a bird bath or feeder. But this winter a beautiful male has been using my peanut feeders and bird bath. Many visits, some lengthy, over the last six weeks. I figured the two weeks below freezing that we had and drought made finding water and bugs difficult so the bird is taking advantage of what is available. I also have had up to 5 Eastern Bluebirds in the yard visiting the heated bird baths and occasionally grabbing some seeds from a feeder.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>] On Behalf Of Lawrence Herbert
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2018 12:53 PM
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Subject: YBSA behavior



I had a female yellow-bellied sapsucker come to the bird bath and

take several drinks. I have never noticed that behavior before. It is

also not mentioned in the A. C. Bent biology. I'll look further.

Larry, in Joplin

Lawrence Herbert certhia13@gmailcom <mailto:<certhia13...> 2-1-18.

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Date: 2/1/18 10:52 am
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: YBSA behavior
I had a female yellow-bellied sapsucker come to the bird bath and
take several drinks. I have never noticed that behavior before. It is
also not mentioned in the A. C. Bent biology. I'll look further.
Larry, in Joplin
Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> 2-1-18.

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Date: 2/1/18 7:50 am
From: Eric Reuter <eric...>
Subject: New Columbia Audubon Society website
Last fall, the Columbia Audubon Society (CAS) updated its website
(http://www.columbia-audubon.org) to a new format that allows news and
events to be posted (and linked, bookmarked, or shared) as individual online
stories. You can view all events at http://www.columbia-audubon.org/events/
and all news at http://www.columbia-audubon.org/news/, or simply scan the
front page. We hope this new format will make CAS news and information more
accessible to all Missouri birders. Our newsletter (The Chat) is also now
being published in a new web-based format on the first of each month,
September through May. The complete monthly newsletter (including stories
and events) is collated into a single page at:
http://www.columbia-audubon.org/newsletter.



This month's content includes a summary of MDC State Ornithologist Sarah
Kendrick's excellent January talk to CAS about some exciting new
technologies for bird tracking:

http://www.columbia-audubon.org/new-technologies-for-bird-tracking-sarah-ken
drick-speaks-to-the-january-cas-meeting/



It also includes an article on Trumpeter Swans in Missouri, for which the
MOBIRDS-L archives served as a valuable resource on the history of swan
sightings in the state:

http://www.columbia-audubon.org/overwintering-trumpeter-swans-increasing-in-
missouri/



Eric Reuter

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Boone County, MO


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Date: 1/31/18 5:43 pm
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: Pine Warbler -- StL Cnty
I found a PINE WARBLER Wed afternoon in Rockwoods Reservation. In the
pinetum which extends out from the parking lot at the head of the Turkey
Ridge Trail at the intersection of hwy 109 and Woods Ave. I had not a great
look at the bird but it also sang one measure of its musical trill. There
was also 1 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 1/31/18 3:12 pm
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Re: Possible Golden Eagle at Busch CA
I saw what I thought might be a Golden Eagle near lake 33 on the eight. I did not say anything because I was not 100% sure and did not expect the bird to be repeatable. In hindsight probably a mistake. It was a large all brown raptor. It appeared to be too small headed for Bald Eagle and I also thought the head feathers showed a golden gloss, but my view was not great.

David Becher

Saint Louis


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Subject: Possible Golden Eagle at Busch CA


I am relaying a phone report from an area visitor that reported he saw a golden eagle between lakes 37 & 38. The individual is confident that he saw a golden eagle versus a juvenile bald eagle based on the light colored feathers on the nape and other distinctive characteristics. He stated that he was very familiar with bald eagles both juveniles and adults and was confident that this was a golden eagle. I have not had the opportunity to verify the sighting.



Andrea Schuhmann

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Missouri Department of Conservation

2360 Highway D

St. Charles, Missouri 63130

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Date: 1/31/18 3:02 pm
From: Valerie Dent <rdent...>
Subject: Grand Pass CA today
Ron and I went to Grand Pass CA today. They were pumping water into the
area and it was covered with waterfowl. The majority of the ducks were
mallards, but there were a lot of pintails, too. Thousands of snow geese,
also a lot of white fronted geese and Canada geese. 34 swans (we think
they were all trumpeter swans) and the 4 sandhill cranes. Non-waterfowl
included red tail hawks, harriers and lots of bald eagles.
We did not locate any snowy owls.
Valerie Dent
Cole Camp
Benton. Co.

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Date: 1/31/18 1:49 pm
From: Andrea Schuhmann <Andrea.Schuhmann...>
Subject: Possible Golden Eagle at Busch CA
I am relaying a phone report from an area visitor that reported he saw a golden eagle between lakes 37 & 38. The individual is confident that he saw a golden eagle versus a juvenile bald eagle based on the light colored feathers on the nape and other distinctive characteristics. He stated that he was very familiar with bald eagles both juveniles and adults and was confident that this was a golden eagle. I have not had the opportunity to verify the sighting.

Andrea Schuhmann
Natural History Biologist
Missouri Department of Conservation
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Date: 1/28/18 8:55 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Re: Saline Co Snowy Owl joined by Merlin and Prairie Falcon
It was a pleasure to meet Mike and Elizabeth today!

A local farmer who stopped to talk to me is certain that there are two
Snowy Owls in the area. Later in the day, a couple of other birders showed
me a photo of a Snowy Owl seen off of Hwy 65, and it seemed to have a
darker breast than the one that we observed just east of Hwy N. But, I
cant confirm that there are two different birds.

I spent much of the day looking for the Sandhill Cranes reported in Grand
Pass last night. Around 2pm I heard them calling, and three Sandhills flew
northeast from the direction of the disabled accessible blind and landed
on the northern edge of Pool 8, where they joined a fourth individual.
They were visible from the roadway to the south of Pool 8.

Good birding everyone,
Pete


Pete Monacell
Jefferson City




On 1/28/18, 9:59 PM, "Missouri Wild Bird Forum on behalf of MW Stoakes"
<MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of <mstoakes...> wrote:

>Greetings all,
>
>An apparent immature male/adult female Snowy Owl was observed twice today
>by Pete Monacell at two different times in the same general area, less
>than a mile south of the main entrance to Grand Pass Conservation Area,
>to the east of the Hwy N. When relocated by Pete in the afternoon, the
>owl was seen by multiple observers, including me and my wife Elizabeth.
>
>http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42329608
>
>According to information relayed to Pete by a local resident, there have
>been TWO Snowy Owls in the area, including the one recently reported near
>Hwy 65 and Hwy N. Today, we did not see the bird reported near Hwy 65 and
>Hwy N. Thanks, Pete, for taking the time to show others the Grand Pass
>Snowy, and congratulations on your lifer Sandhill Crane!
>
>All the best,
>
>Mike Stoakes
>Lee's Summit, MO
>Jackson Co.
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Date: 1/28/18 7:59 pm
From: MW Stoakes <mstoakes...>
Subject: Re: Saline Co Snowy Owl joined by Merlin and Prairie Falcon
Greetings all,

An apparent immature male/adult female Snowy Owl was observed twice today by Pete Monacell at two different times in the same general area, less than a mile south of the main entrance to Grand Pass Conservation Area, to the east of the Hwy N. When relocated by Pete in the afternoon, the owl was seen by multiple observers, including me and my wife Elizabeth.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42329608

According to information relayed to Pete by a local resident, there have been TWO Snowy Owls in the area, including the one recently reported near Hwy 65 and Hwy N. Today, we did not see the bird reported near Hwy 65 and Hwy N. Thanks, Pete, for taking the time to show others the Grand Pass Snowy, and congratulations on your lifer Sandhill Crane!

All the best,

Mike Stoakes
Lee's Summit, MO
Jackson Co.

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Date: 1/28/18 11:48 am
From: Betsy Garrett <betsygarrett...>
Subject: Ross’s goose EBCA
Just got a call from Edge Wade. There is a Ross’s goose at EBCA in the distribution channel just before the first one way Loop.

Betsy Garrett
Columbia, MO

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 26, 2018, at 8:20 PM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> wrote:
>
> Dear Friends,
>
> Having fun in MO. Even though I am out scouting locations for the new film, I am finding a few fun birds along the way.
>
> For the 3rd night in a row a Snowy Owl returned to a stretch of road where it seems to be having success in feeding. The bird certainly does do a good amount of diving at prey and if it eats the prey item whole like most owls, in a single gulp, then I suspect it is at least doing OK.
>
> I watched the bird hunt until dark. Just spending time watching it in a scope, for an hour, slows you down to the pace of the bird. Cars and truck rush by completely missing this incredible white bird on top of a phone pole.
>
> Overnight, there was a rather substantial change. Temperatures do not seem to have dropped very far and the wind must have had some kind of southerly component as many new birds were in evidence.
>
> Grand Pass CA:
> At least one Yellow-rumped Warbler was seen in the dense cedars west of the main building near the restrooms.
>
> A Turkey Vulture was seen in Northern Pettis Co. For January, in this part of the state- that is unheard of.
>
> Large groups of Northern Pintails were moving. Really only two species of ducks up at Grand Pass which still has a bunch of ice slowly melting. The Missouri River wrapping around however, seems to be completely open.
>
> I will admit that even though I have visited family and friends down here, over the years since I officially moved to Montana, it is Great to be back in this beautiful state even if you don’t have real mountains, real cold or enough snow.
>
>
> Tim
>
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Date: 1/28/18 7:47 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: SLAS field trip results, Jan. 27
The St. Louis Audubon Society field trip yesterday went very well,
unhampered by the rain, which had cleared out before we started at 8:00; in
fact, we had clear skies and mild temperatures most of the day. Our total
bird list, combining three eBird hotspots plus Horned Larks seen in
between, was 52 species by my count.

We spent a total of 5.5 hours within "Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary,"
the hotspot that is defined to cover all the Missouri portions of that
preserve. This time was split between a long morning visit (over 3 hours)
and a somewhat shorter afternoon visit. The total list for both parts is
here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42301849

We also spent time in the hotspot that covers the Illinois part of
Riverlands, which in eBird is labeled "Melvin Price Lock and Dam 26." This
includes the parking lot area on the south side of the spillway plus route
143 and the Great Rivers Museum area on the north side. We had relatively
few species there, but good studies of our one Iceland Gull for the day.
The morning list there was supplemented by some birds at the end of the day:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42292322

We also added a modest number of land birds by visiting the Big Muddy
National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Cora Island Unit; these included a
Sharp-shinned Hawk as our eighth raptor species of the day:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42290344

We had a robust turnout of 30 people, including at least three of the
regular leader group plus Brad Jacobs of the Missouri Bird Records
Committee. I kept track as best I could of those who wanted the above eBird
lists to be shared with them personally, and I've done that. However, if I
missed anybody who has an eBird account and wants the shared lists, please
let me know. Conversely, if I shared a list with you and you weren't even
there, please delete!

Also remember that what you do with a shared list is up to you; you can
always delete species that you did not see personally, or you can just keep
the whole list -- but if you do that, then all species will be counted as
yours, both on your eBird life list and on your personal lists for the
various areas.

Note that I have provided notes on a few species, especially the Iceland
Gull, on the theory that some folks would like a recap of the
identification points.

Finally -- though most of you know this already -- if anyone got a
particularly good photo of any bird we saw, please do attach it to the list
I've shared with you.

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

<rowemb45...>

P.S. For the benefit of those who are still wondering about why their field
guides show Thayer's Gull and Iceland Gull as two species, while I keep
referring to all of them as "Iceland Gulls," here is what I wrote to
Mobirds-L last July, following publication of the American Ornithological
Society's annual supplement to their checklist:

The 2017 supplement has produced only one "countable" change to the
Missouri list: the loss of Thayer's Gull. There is a long and complicated
back-story on this. Suffice it to say that the gull populations in the
central Arctic called Thayer's Gull, those in Greenland called Iceland
Gull, and those in between called Kumlien's (Iceland) Gull show no clear
boundaries between them, but rather seem to merge into one another as one
goes from west to east. In a typical winter in Missouri we find some birds
that seem to meet the criteria for Thayer's Gull (blackish wingtip
markings), others that seem to be Kumlien's Iceland Gulls (sparser, grayer
markings to nearly none at all), and at least a few others that seem in
between. It is really a continuum. [The above refers to adults, but the
general idea applies to immature birds as well.]

For this reason, the AOS has finally decided, at least for the time being,
to lump them all as one species, reverting to the original, earliest name:
Iceland Gull. Thus "Thayer's Gull" disappears from the state checklist and
from our life lists. We will now call all such birds Iceland Gulls,
although we still have the problem of telling those with dark wingtip
markings from Herring Gulls and those with whitish wingtips from Glaucous
Gulls.

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Date: 1/27/18 5:05 pm
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: Metro-east, ILLINOIS birding spot alert
Some of the following contains sensitive topics and blunt language.

If one is upset easily, delete now.


Missing Alton Woman, belongings found on Bend Road (Big Bend Road on
Google map)

that runs along the Hwy 203 side of Horseshoe Lake SP, Madison co,
ILLINOIS and near

the area next to the Landfill. (generally across from the Gateway Race
Track)

news story:
http://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/evidence-found-during-search-for-missing-alton-woman/63-512013824

This area is a long time birding spot where a variety of good birds and
rarities have been found:  rare gulls, waterfowl, loons and grebes are
attracted to the lake and the area near the landfill; early Fish Crows;
raptors; meadowlarks and a variety of sparrows including LeConte's and
Harris's Sparrows in the scrubby fields and rare shorebirds with the
right habitat.  And this is just scratching the surface.    (access to
some of these areas may be restricted now).

This area is also a long known area for nefarious activity: Prostitutes
bring their "dates" here; drug dealings; drug and sexual

activity paraphernalia; dead bodies found in the past.

In the past, I have birded this area by myself and in small to large
groups with no problems to myself but have witnessed

some shady activity going on. But that was the past.

NOW, BE ALERT: One birds this area at _one's own risk._
PERIOD........... Capeesh?

BUT, If you DO bird this area, be on the look-out for anything that
relates to this missing woman and contact local/county police.


Safe birding,

Charlene Malone

St. Louis co.





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Date: 1/26/18 6:20 pm
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...>
Subject: Mo Birds
Dear Friends,

Having fun in MO. Even though I am out scouting locations for the new film, I am finding a few fun birds along the way.

For the 3rd night in a row a Snowy Owl returned to a stretch of road where it seems to be having success in feeding. The bird certainly does do a good amount of diving at prey and if it eats the prey item whole like most owls, in a single gulp, then I suspect it is at least doing OK.

I watched the bird hunt until dark. Just spending time watching it in a scope, for an hour, slows you down to the pace of the bird. Cars and truck rush by completely missing this incredible white bird on top of a phone pole.

Overnight, there was a rather substantial change. Temperatures do not seem to have dropped very far and the wind must have had some kind of southerly component as many new birds were in evidence.

Grand Pass CA:
At least one Yellow-rumped Warbler was seen in the dense cedars west of the main building near the restrooms.

A Turkey Vulture was seen in Northern Pettis Co. For January, in this part of the state- that is unheard of.

Large groups of Northern Pintails were moving. Really only two species of ducks up at Grand Pass which still has a bunch of ice slowly melting. The Missouri River wrapping around however, seems to be completely open.

I will admit that even though I have visited family and friends down here, over the years since I officially moved to Montana, it is Great to be back in this beautiful state even if you don’t have real mountains, real cold or enough snow.


Tim

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Birdman Productions LLC
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Date: 1/26/18 1:00 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Services for Jeanne Barr
Jeanne Barr was the first name I learned upon becoming a member of Columbia Audubon Society. Her monthly CAS meeting activities always included information about ASM. It only took me 6 months to figure out that ASM was the Audubon Society of Missouri, and that I could become a member and participate in the birding fun she described. She served both groups in many capacities over several decades.

Jeanne died at age 95 this week. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Bill Clark's online column today includes an eloquent tribute to her contributions to CAS and ASM and Missouri birding.

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Columbia, MO
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Date: 1/25/18 6:30 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...>
Subject: Missouri Rare Bird Alert Facebook Group
Hi all!

I started a Missouri Rare Bird Alert group on Facebook. I'm aware that the
listserv performs many of the same functions, but I figured a group
entirely devoted to unusual birds would be ideal for people only wanting to
see rarity reports and it might reach birders who aren't on the Missouri
listserv- those vacationing here, for instance. It's still a little bit of
a work in progress. I'm quite open to suggestions or tips.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/372321769900919/

Jared Gorrell
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Date: 1/25/18 4:18 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Saline Co Snowy Owl joined by Merlin and Prairie Falcon
I was just asked to post to MOBirds that Tim Barksdale saw a Richardson’s Merlin and a Prairie Falcon at the same location as the Snowy Owl late in the afternoon

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Date: 1/25/18 3:07 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Snowy Owl still in Saline Co
The snowy owl is still near US 65 in Saline Co west of the Intersection with N Hwy. it is moving a little farther west and occasionally farther away from 65. Tim Barksdale was photographing it today.

From Paul McKenzie

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Date: 1/25/18 11:24 am
From: Shelly Colatskie <Shelly.Colatskie...>
Subject: Call for help: Bio-Blitz at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center May 11th and 12th
Hello Missouri Birders!

We are going to be having our first Bio-Blitz at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in St. Louis County, MO, on Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th. The bio-blitz will kick off Friday evening with nocturnal creature surveys and then Saturday will kick off early (7am) with bird walks and surveys.

I have one potential person to help with bird walks (if Pat L. ends up being in town those days, she said she could help); however, I need some more willing volunteers to help us with bird walks or demonstrations that Saturday (May 12th).

Please let me know if anyone is willing to lead bird hikes and or if anyone is available to do some bird mist netting (Lanny? Linda? Others?). Since I am running the event, I cannot lead any of the sections, so any help would be appreciated!

Friday night will consist of bat mist netting, spiders, herps, potentially owls (?), moths, etc., and will be from 6:30pm to 10pm. Saturday will consist of birds, plants, inverts, mammals, herps and whatever else we can get. Saturday will be from 7am to until around 2pm.

Please contact me if anyone is interested in assisting with leading the bird sections!

Thank you in advance,

Shelly
Shelly Colatskie
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Date: 1/25/18 11:02 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: SLAS FIELD TRIP THIS SATURDAY IS A GO
To St. Louis area birders (and others who may want to join us):



WHAT: St. Louis Audubon Society field trip, full day.

WHEN: THIS SATURDAY, JAN. 27 -- NO POSTPONEMENT

WHERE: Meet at Teal Pond, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. From I-270
in north St. Louis County, take exit 31B north and follow highway 367
toward Alton. Cross the Missouri River, go past the turn for MO-94, and
continue until the bridge to Alton is in sight. Take the last available
right turn before the bridge, where you see the gas station; then go past
the station and turn right again on Wise Road. The Teal Pond parking lot is
ahead of you on your right.

MEETING TIME: 8:00 a.m. We will check Teal Pond first but will take off
for other parts of the area before long.


TENTATIVE PLAN: We will probably spend much of the morning, perhaps all of
it, at Riverlands, depending on habitat conditions there. This will include
the north side (dam and museum area in Illinois). Where we go in the
afternoon will be decided by those who continue after lunch. Some of us
will probably go to McDonald's for lunch; others are welcome to bring their
own and meet us later.


WHO: Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not. Out-of-towners are invited!

CONDITIONS: The earlier predictions of all-morning rain have changed to a
moderate chance of rain from about 3:00 to 7:00 AM but low chances after
that; the temperatures are predicted to be in the 40's, and the wind will
be little to moderate. In other words, it doesn't sound bad at all. I would
still suggest a backup rain jacket, though.



LEADERS: Myself and probably some other members of the leader group.



Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 1/24/18 1:28 pm
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: (NO SIGHTING) Deadline looms for March Bluebird submissions
Any items to be included in the March issue of the Bluebird Quarterly
should be sent to me by February 1. Word documents preferred, with any
photos as separate jpg files.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, MO

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Date: 1/24/18 11:28 am
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: Mute Swans StL area/MO
In a hurry, so sorry for terseness


- Mute Swans breed in N. IL. Ponds/lakes freeze up there so they com
down here

to open water, IL side or MO side. Buddy up with other swans.

- since they breed in IL, believe they are countable

- Believe Mute Swans have been nesting and breeding in the Horseshoe
Lake area,

Madison co, IL for the last few years.

Doug Hummert or Frank Holmes would know more. Others?

- not countable in MO, assume due to no breeding record in MO.


Cheers,

Charlene Malone

StL county

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Date: 1/23/18 6:36 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: 5 mute swans
1/22/18 at 10 a.m.
Horseshoe Lake

5 mute swans spotted at Horseshoe lake by the roadway dam near Collinsville, (yes I know it is Illinois). Got some excellent photos. There has been a pair of mute swans in the area for several years, but I do not think these 5 are part of that. I guess they are always considered escapees but maybe they are breading? In either case they are magnificent.


Paul Moffett
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Date: 1/22/18 5:54 pm
From: Larry Olpin <olpin...>
Subject: Snowy Owl in Warrensburg
Saw a Snowy Owl this evening in Warrensburg after looking for it for several days. A woman told me about it and said others had seen it as well, and apparently someone mentioned a "white Great Horned Owl" in their back yard in the same area. The woman called me tonight and said the owl was perched in a tree where she had seen it before. It was too dark for a decent picture, but five people saw it the headlights of a couple of cars. It was on the south side of Patrick Street, just opposite the entrance to Iron Horse subdivision. (38.7540,-93.76..

Larry Olpin
Warrensburg, MO
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Date: 1/22/18 4:34 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Re: Laddonia Snowy Owl continues (and more)
I spent the afternoon prowling the same area from Mexico to east of Laddonia with the same results on Snowy Owls. I did get Eurasian Collared Doves in a couple of places and about 100 Lapland Longspurs on Audrain County road 509 south of Hwy 54.

Mike Grant
Chesterfield, MO
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-----Original Message-----
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>] On Behalf Of Edge Wade
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2018 4:32 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Laddonia Snowy Owl continues (and more)

I spent much of today (Monday) combing northeastern Audrain County. No Snowy Owl--but that does not mean it is gone. 20-25 mph winds would have kept any sensible owl deep in shelter.

On another topic, birders at/near South Farms and Bradford Farm should look closely for jesses if a female Merlin is seen. A local falconer is flying one around starling flocks.

Sunday a dark morph Rough-legged Hawk was along Discovery Drive south of Sugar Grove Rd. (formerly Roosevelt at the west end).

Edge Wade
Columbia Mo
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----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Monday, January 22, 2018 8:48:04 AM
Subject: Laddonia Snowy Owl continues

I received word that the Snowy Owl that I reported on Tuesday Jan 16 has been seen repeatedly at the original location east of Laddonia though yesterday evening. (The landowner reports that he bird has been at this location for several weeks.) Given the distance between this location and the location of Andrew Kinslow's sighting, it seems at least possible that these are two different birds.

John

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Date: Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 8:09 PM
Subject: Snowy Owl - Hwy 54 between Mexico & Junction with Hwy 19
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>


Dawn and I found a Snowy owl perched on a power pole along Hwy 54 east of Mexico, MO this morning. eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S42092754

This may be the bird reported by John Besser on 1/17/18. The locations are ~ 8 miles apart.

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Date: 1/22/18 3:15 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: ST. LOUIS AUDUBON FIELD TRIP, Sat. Jan.27 OR Feb. 3 (please read!)
To St. Louis area birders (and others who may want to join us):

WHAT: St. Louis Audubon Society field trip, full day.

WHEN: Saturday, January 27 OR Saturday, February 3 (see Conditions,
below)

WHERE: Meet at Teal Pond, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. From I-270
in north St. Louis County, take exit 31B north and follow highway 367
toward Alton. Cross the Missouri River, go past the turn for MO-94, and
continue until the bridge to Alton is in sight. Take the last available
right turn before the bridge, where you see the gas station; then go past
the station and turn right again on Wise Road. The Teal Pond parking lot is
ahead of you on your right.

MEETING TIME: 8:00 a.m. We will check Teal Pond first but will take off
for other parts of the area before long.

TENTATIVE PLAN: We will probably spend much of the morning, perhaps all of
it, at Riverlands, depending on habitat conditions there. This will include
the north side (dam and museum area in Illinois). Where we go in the
afternoon will be decided by those who continue after lunch. Some of us
will probably go to McDonald's for lunch; others are welcome to bring their
own and meet us later.

WHO: Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not. Out-of-towners are invited!

CONDITIONS: At this moment, weather.com is predicting steady rain for the
morning of January 27. IF THAT REMAINS THE FORECAST, THE TRIP WILL BE
POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 3. I WILL POST ANOTHER NOTICE THURSDAY EVENING TO
INFORM YOU OF THE CORRECT DATE. Sorry to leave it uncertain like this, but
a morning of steady rain is simply no fun.

LEADERS: Myself and probably some other members of the leader group.

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Date: 1/22/18 2:43 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: For Rio Grande Bound birders
There is a 2016-17 published 116 page booklet: South Texas Guide to Birding. It's the work of South Texas Nature, Inc. It is free and it is very good!

Look for it at Texas State Parks and National Wildlife Refuges. It covers more than the lower Rio Grande Valley, with birding trail type blubs for 83 sites from Sabine Woods (near Port Arthur) to Laredo. It isn't super detailed, but has the basic information for many of the best south Texas sites.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO (thinking maybe I left TX a bit early)
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Date: 1/22/18 2:32 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Laddonia Snowy Owl continues (and more)
I spent much of today (Monday) combing northeastern Audrain County. No Snowy Owl--but that does not mean it is gone. 20-25 mph winds would have kept any sensible owl deep in shelter.

On another topic, birders at/near South Farms and Bradford Farm should look closely for jesses if a female Merlin is seen. A local falconer is flying one around starling flocks.

Sunday a dark morph Rough-legged Hawk was along Discovery Drive south of Sugar Grove Rd. (formerly Roosevelt at the west end).

Edge Wade
Columbia Mo
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Sent: Monday, January 22, 2018 8:48:04 AM
Subject: Laddonia Snowy Owl continues

I received word that the Snowy Owl that I reported on Tuesday Jan 16 has
been seen repeatedly at the original location east of Laddonia though
yesterday evening. (The landowner reports that he bird has been at this
location for several weeks.) Given the distance between this location and
the location of Andrew Kinslow's sighting, it seems at least possible that
these are two different birds.

John

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Date: Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 8:09 PM
Subject: Snowy Owl - Hwy 54 between Mexico & Junction with Hwy 19
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>


Dawn and I found a Snowy owl perched on a power pole along Hwy 54 east of
Mexico, MO this morning. eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S42092754

This may be the bird reported by John Besser on 1/17/18. The locations are
~ 8 miles apart.

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Date: 1/22/18 9:26 am
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Re: Riverlands Closed
I apologize for confusion and stand corrected. Looks like from media shutdown may end today....hopefully.
Mary

On January 22, 2018, at 11:17 AM, David Seidensticker <davesticker...> wrote:

The Audubon Center at Riverlands web site posts the following:


The Center is open. Access to the dam and Maple Island is OPEN as well as Lincoln Shields. The road to the Ted and Pat Jones Confluence Point State Park is CLOSED, for more information on that park please go here.



Dave Seidensticker

314-620-4458




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 The facebook posing only said they would not be posting updates or responding to comments on their site. Nothing about closing.

"The Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary will not be posting updates or responding to comments on this site as a result of the Federal Government shutdown until further notice. Thank you for your support."

Al Smith
Bridgeton, Mo

On 1/22/2018 10:13 AM, Mary Dueren wrote:

Due to the government shutdown, Riverlands is closed until further notice according to this morning's Facebook announcement.

Hope this situation doesn't last too long.

Mary Dueren

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Date: 1/22/18 9:17 am
From: David Seidensticker <davesticker...>
Subject: Re: Riverlands Closed
The Audubon Center at Riverlands web site posts the following:

The Center is open. Access to the dam and Maple Island is OPEN as well as Lincoln Shields. The road to the Ted and Pat Jones Confluence Point State Park is CLOSED, for more information on that park please go here <https://mostateparks.com/park/edward-ted-and-pat-jones-confluence-point-state-park>.


Dave Seidensticker
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> On Jan 22, 2018, at 10:22 AM, Al & Lois <alandlois...> wrote:
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> The facebook posing only said they would not be posting updates or responding to comments on their site. Nothing about closing.
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> "The Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary will not be posting updates or responding to comments on this site as a result of the Federal Government shutdown until further notice. Thank you for your support."
>
> Al Smith
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>> Hope this situation doesn't last too long.
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Date: 1/22/18 8:22 am
From: Al & Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: Fwd: Re: Riverlands Closed

 The facebook posing only said they would not be posting updates or
responding to comments on their site. Nothing about closing.

"The Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary will not be posting updates or
responding to comments on this site as a result of the Federal
Government shutdown until further notice. Thank you for your support."

Al Smith
Bridgeton, Mo

On 1/22/2018 10:13 AM, Mary Dueren wrote:
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> Hope this situation doesn't last too long.
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Date: 1/22/18 8:13 am
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Riverlands Closed
Due to the government shutdown, Riverlands is closed until further notice
according to this morning's Facebook announcement.
Hope this situation doesn't last too long.
Mary Dueren

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Date: 1/22/18 6:49 am
From: John Besser <jbesser1...>
Subject: Laddonia Snowy Owl continues
I received word that the Snowy Owl that I reported on Tuesday Jan 16 has
been seen repeatedly at the original location east of Laddonia though
yesterday evening. (The landowner reports that he bird has been at this
location for several weeks.) Given the distance between this location and
the location of Andrew Kinslow's sighting, it seems at least possible that
these are two different birds.

John

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Date: Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 8:09 PM
Subject: Snowy Owl - Hwy 54 between Mexico & Junction with Hwy 19
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Dawn and I found a Snowy owl perched on a power pole along Hwy 54 east of
Mexico, MO this morning. eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S42092754

This may be the bird reported by John Besser on 1/17/18. The locations are
~ 8 miles apart.

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Date: 1/21/18 10:11 am
From: Miller, Terry <millert...>
Subject: Snowy Owl. Dekalb county
I am observing a 1st year female Snowy Owl perched atop a telephone pole. It oi noon. Probably the one Terry McNeely posted on eBird a couple days ago.

I posted to eBird also just now but link hasn't showed up to give you exact location but it should soon I guess?


Southwest Lakesite Road, Osborn, Missouri, US (39.752, -94.375)

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Date: 1/21/18 5:11 am
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: EAPH at Joplin
The eastern phoebe remains at the MSSU biology pond, Joplin.
It survived that remarkably cold weather.
Larry, in Joplin
Lawrence Herbert
1-21-18.

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Date: 1/20/18 6:39 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Snowy Owl in Saline County today
Paul McKenzie and I were returning to Columbia, Boone County from
Smithville Reservoir, Clay County, via gravel and paved county roads and
ended up driving on US 65 between Waverly and and Marshall, Saline Co. Just
west of the N Hwy turn off to Grand Pass we spotted a snowy owl sitting on
top of a power pole. This is about 0.4 mile west of the N hwy/US 65
Intersection.

I will post some photos on eBird soon.

Brad Jacobs

Boone County, MO

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Date: 1/20/18 6:09 pm
From: Andrew Kinslow <homesteadspringsfarm...>
Subject: Snowy Owl - Hwy 54 between Mexico & Junction with Hwy 19
Dawn and I found a Snowy owl perched on a power pole along Hwy 54 east of Mexico, MO this morning. eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42092754

This may be the bird reported by John Besser on 1/17/18. The locations are ~ 8 miles apart.

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Date: 1/20/18 4:28 pm
From: Nancy Rock <nancyroc...>
Subject: Re: Gyrfalcon
I looked all over the MO state map searching for this lake. "Thanks" for the heads up that it is actually in Illinois.

Nancy Rock
Barry County MISSOURI
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Subject: Gyrfalcon

White Gyrfalcon reported at Horseshoe Lake (Madison Co) today

Rob Francis

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Date: 1/20/18 4:20 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Bill Rowe on the news talking about birds 1/17/18
A local St. Louis news channel featured our very own Bill Rowe talking
about the winter birds in the St. Louis and Missouri areas! The
reporter used some beautiful photos in the report taken by our very
own Doug Hommert. The only thing I didn't understand was the use of a
photo of a Varied Thrush in the photostream. Bill?
Check out the news story here:
http://fox2now.com/2018/01/17/conservation-connection-winter-brings-unique-birds-to-st-louis-region/
[1]
If the link doesn't work for you, remember to copy and paste the link
into your browser.
Great stuff, Bill!
Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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Date: 1/20/18 10:37 am
From: Don Arney <sora...>
Subject: Blue River Parkway
Today’s Burroughs Audubon winter field trip to Blue River Parkway, Jackson County, Missouri yielded six birders and 31 species. Best finds among the mud and ice included a Winter Wren, Bald Eagle, Red Shouldered Hawk and a Hermit Thrush.

The list is below.

Don
Don Arney
Kansas City

Canada Goose 290
Gadwall 4
Mallard 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Barred Owl 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 2
Blue Jay 13
American Crow 210
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 10
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 350
European Starling 16
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
White-throated Sparrow 6
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Northern Cardinal 13
American Goldfinch 6
Rock Pigeon 4

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Date: 1/20/18 8:59 am
From: Ev Luecke <evluecke...>
Subject: BK Leach Short Eared Owls
BK Leach Conservation Area, Lincoln County - last evening around 5:15 I observed a short eared owl, few minutes later another birding party observed another one. Both were perched close to the road, flew off hunting.

Located on the long stretch of gravel road that you turn left on as the Highway M pavement ends. The usual area these birds are typically observed at in January.

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO

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Date: 1/18/18 7:26 pm
From: rob francis <robfmaos...>
Subject: Gyrfalcon
White Gyrfalcon reported at Horseshoe Lake (Madison Co) today

Rob Francis

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Date: 1/18/18 7:13 pm
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Beginner Birdwalk in Creve Coeur Park Saturday Jan 20, 2018
St. Louis Audubon Society & St. Louis County Parks will have a beginner
walk at Creve Coeur Park this Saturday January 20, 2018 from 8am to 10am.
The park gets vey busy after 10am.

We will meet on the south side parking lot of the The Lakehouse Restaurant
located at 2160 Creve Coeur Mill Road across from the Lou Fusz Soccer Park.
Everyone is welcome!

Dress for the weather conditions. It won't be as cold as it has been, but
the lakes are still frozen and it could feel colder than it really is.

Directions:
From I-70 take the Maryland Height Expressway (MO-141) south to Creve Coeur
Mill Road Turn left at the signal. The restaurant will be on your right
south of the Page Avenue extension overpass.

From US64/US40: take MO-141 north to Creve Coeur Mill Road and turn right.
The restaurant will be on your right south of the Page Avenue extension
overpass.

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Date: 1/18/18 11:40 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Pine Warbler still at Busch CA HQ Feeders
I saw it during a brief visit this morning around 10:15.



Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 1/18/18 11:38 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis Audubon Society Trip at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles County, MO - Trip Report
Three of us braved the cold temps (6 degrees) and the breeze in hopes of
some good winter birds. Leaving Teal Pond (totally frozen and birdless,
except for a Northern Harrier over the grasses not far from the pond) we
stopped at Ellis Bay as there were a couple of small areas of open water
close to Riverlands Way. Several Bald Eagles were sitting on the ice and
Common Goldeneyes and Ring-billed Gulls were in the water and flying around.
It was fun to hear the wing noise of the Goldeneyes. Back along the islands
were hundreds of loafing Swans.



From under the bridge we searched for the previously seen Long-tailed Ducks
and Iceland Gull. We struck out on both, although Dick had seen the Iceland
before the group got together. There were Goldeneyes, Common Mergansers and
a Pied-billed Grebe in the river and a couple of Swamp Sparrows in the brush
under the bridge. From the Ellis Bay parking lot we scanned through the
swans and Canada Geese loafing on the north side of the islands but saw
little other than some Mallards and more Goldeneyes. And three eagles in
the trees.



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41988712



Driving to the dam on Riverlands Way I stopped for a flock of 30-40 American
Tree Sparrows. The dam area had more Goldeneyes, more gulls and some Lesser
Scaup and Canvasbacks. Driving out I had a Kestrel sitting in a small tree.



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41989626



No zooties, lots of ice and cold.



Respectfully,



Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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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: Wednesday, January 17, 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.

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 predicted to be COLD. And it is frequently windy there.



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





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 1/18/18 7:33 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Institute for Bird Populations
Mobirders,

If you didn't look up the link for Andy & Crissy's photo provided by Ethan, here it is again, and for a purpose beyond a chance to see a great photo.

The research described in that well-illustrated report is inspirational. It discusses many activities of scientists and "citizen scientists" in the U.S., Central America and the Pacific, all in the quest to learn more about birds and what affects them.

This is one type of the work that the Missouri River Bird Observatory (the host for the ASM Spring Meeting in Arrow Rock) is conducting.

It is also one type of activity supported via partnerships in Missouri by ASM with funds earned through the CACHE and SPARKS programs.

The more we learn, the more fascinating birds and birders become.

Edge Wade
ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator
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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:48:27 PM
Subject: Also in IBP report NO sightings Re: Cornell eNews photo credit - found a link!

They also contributed a great photo to the Institute for Bird Populations annual report!! Nice Catbird on page 4.

https://www.birdpop.org/docs/misc/IBP2017AnnualReport.pdf <https://www.birdpop.org/docs/misc/IBP2017AnnualReport.pdf>


Way to go, Andy and Chrissy!


Ethan C. Duke
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Missouri River Bird Observatory
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