MOBIRDS-L
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5/23/18 6:39 pm Terry McNeely <TerryMcneely...> Yard list
5/23/18 6:26 pm Terry McNeely <terrymcneely...> eBird -- McNeely Home -- May 23, 2018
5/23/18 7:40 am Al & Lois <alandlois...> Re: Possible Merlin Riverlands Confluence Road
5/23/18 7:32 am Al & Lois <alandlois...> Possible Merlin Riverlands Confluence Road
5/22/18 8:33 pm Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...> Boone Co. musings
5/22/18 9:35 am Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...> Jerry Smith Park Flycatchers
5/22/18 9:05 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Wind farm near Kirksville
5/21/18 3:55 pm Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...> Macon Co. -- Olive-sided Flycatcher and Canada Warbler
5/21/18 12:33 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip to Hinkson Creek and Blue Sky Nature Preserves
5/21/18 7:19 am jan Neale <billandjanneale...> no sighting address
5/21/18 6:21 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Eagle Bluffs and south River Road
5/21/18 6:10 am Mary Dodds McCarthy <000000bbb2ce0f37-dmarc-request...> Re: Eagle Bluffs and south River Road
5/20/18 3:14 pm Mary Dodds McCarthy <000000bbb2ce0f37-dmarc-request...> Eagle Bluffs and south River Road
5/20/18 8:52 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Shorebirds at Riverlands
5/20/18 8:06 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Mississippi Kite foraging at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Campground
5/20/18 7:58 am Paul Porneluzi <ppornelu...> Mississippi Kite foraging at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Campground
5/20/18 7:54 am Michael Brady <00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...> Conn warbler at Castlewood SP
5/19/18 7:15 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> SLAS Saturday Field Trip: Blue Grosbeak - Lost Valley May 19 - Trip Report
5/19/18 5:50 pm Robinson, Richard D. <RobinsonR...> Yellow-crowned night heron
5/19/18 11:42 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Scissor-tails, Bobolinks, River Rd. Boone Co.
5/19/18 7:49 am Cindy Bridges <0000009cdc2af652-dmarc-request...> arizona birding RFI
5/19/18 6:06 am Joel Rurik <jrurik12...> Riverlands - Heron Pond: probably YELLOW RAIL and LEAST BITTERN
5/18/18 6:13 pm Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Connecticut Warbler at Tower Grove Park in St Louis City as of May 18
5/18/18 3:53 pm Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Change of Location & Date for St. Louis Audubon Society Beginner Bird Walk
5/18/18 3:13 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Re: TGP correction - Photo of Connecticut Warbler
5/18/18 2:57 pm STL Birder <stlbirderjm...> TGP correction
5/18/18 1:50 pm STL Birder <stlbirderjm...> Black-throated blue warbler TGP
5/17/18 3:30 pm Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...> Re: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue
5/17/18 6:24 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Route 66 State Park results, Wednesday
5/17/18 6:11 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue
5/16/18 7:52 pm Linda Williams <lkwilliams...> No Sighting - Burroughs Audubon Announcement
5/16/18 6:49 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> SLAS Saturday Field Trip: Blue Grosbeak - Lost Valley May 19
5/16/18 6:10 pm Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman...> Bobolinks along Hwy11 in north central MO
5/16/18 12:02 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> Route 66 State Park results, Wednesday
5/16/18 11:57 am Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...> Re: Black bellied whistling ducks Scott county Missouri.
5/16/18 9:39 am Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Black bellied whistling ducks Scott county Missouri.
5/15/18 7:21 pm Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...> in our Shady Oaks yard 5/15/18 9 warblers today
5/15/18 5:41 pm Valerie Dent <rdent...> Re: Purple Finch
5/15/18 4:19 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> Riverlands follow-up, Tuesday
5/15/18 2:14 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Riverlands eared grebe
5/15/18 1:03 pm Gary Rauvola <grauvola...> Purple Finch
5/15/18 10:59 am Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Still some warblers, Runge
5/15/18 10:43 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> Eared Grebe RMBS
5/14/18 9:15 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip to Chert Hollow Farm - Saturday, May 19th
5/14/18 2:38 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> St. Louis Audubon field trip on Wednesday: Route 66 SP
5/14/18 12:40 pm Bill Duncan <ceibatree...> Re: Canada Warbler - StL County - CC Lake Park
5/14/18 8:03 am Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...> Glossy ibis at Loess Bluffs NWR now
5/14/18 7:51 am Bill Duncan <ceibatree...> Canada Warbler - StL County - CC Lake Park
5/14/18 7:50 am Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...> Migratory count Day in Clay County
5/13/18 8:10 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Re: Riverlands/West Alton Access
5/13/18 6:28 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Riverlands/West Alton Access
5/13/18 2:29 pm Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman...> Osprey with 2 Fish at Macon City Lake
5/13/18 12:37 pm Steve Garr <steve...> MIKI-Jefferson City
5/13/18 8:49 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Good birds on North American Migration Count at Eagle Bluffs.
5/13/18 8:43 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Migratory Count Day, Boone Co. Area 4
5/13/18 7:58 am Edge Wade <edgew...> SANDERLINGS now, Eagle Bluffs
5/13/18 7:12 am Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> Black-necked Stilt at Riverlands
5/13/18 4:48 am Cornelius Alwood <calwood...> SLAS Field Trip to Shaw Nature Reserve in Franklin County
5/12/18 8:39 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Re: Piping Plover Eagle Bluffs Pool 14 now
5/12/18 6:08 pm John Besser <jbesser1...> Possible early nesting HESP, Boone County
5/12/18 4:49 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Piping Plover Eagle Bluffs Pool 14 now
5/12/18 4:31 pm Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> Re: Crazy birds PISI
5/12/18 2:33 pm Lisa Berger <goshawk...> Re: Burrowing Owl - Dade County- No
5/12/18 1:21 pm Amy Skeans <amyskeans...> Re: Crazy birds
5/12/18 12:45 pm Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...> Re: Crazy birds
5/12/18 12:19 pm Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Mississippi Kite observed near Creve Coeur Park
5/12/18 12:10 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Crazy birds
5/12/18 12:08 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Burrowing Owl - Dade County- No
5/12/18 6:40 am Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...> Ruddy Turnstones
5/11/18 7:26 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Girlie Birders
5/11/18 7:14 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Riverlands/West Alton Access
5/11/18 4:23 pm Miller, Terry <millert...> Least tern
5/11/18 12:01 pm Jean Neely <dustandwood...> Mississippi Kite near Stephens Lake Park, Columbia
5/11/18 10:32 am therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Tower Grove/Carondolet Park
5/11/18 9:06 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Contact for Girlie Birders needed
5/11/18 4:01 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Bonanza: Warblers at Long Branch & Shorebirds at Loess Bluffs
5/10/18 7:54 pm Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...> Bootheel Birding
5/10/18 6:40 pm David Becher <davidbecher...> Thursday Saint Louis Birding
5/10/18 4:33 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Alder Flycatcher and more North Mo. Birds
5/10/18 2:55 pm Al & Lois <alandlois...> Re: Western Kingbird Bridgeton
5/10/18 2:38 pm Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> Fwd: eBird Report - Stones Corner Access, May 7, 2018
5/10/18 1:16 pm Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...> White-faced Ibis. Cahokia Mounds. (IL)
5/10/18 1:05 pm Michael S. <msinak...> Re: Late Siskins
5/10/18 12:57 pm Al and Lois <alandlois...> Western Kingbird Bridgeton
5/10/18 12:11 pm Valerie Dent <rdent...> Re: Late Siskins
5/10/18 10:46 am David Rogles <suneska...> Re: Pine Siskins
5/10/18 9:49 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> prothonotary warbler
5/10/18 9:40 am David Rabenau <david...> Prairie Warblers, Myron and Sonya Glassberg Family CA, Jefferson County
5/10/18 9:05 am Jean Leonatti <jleonatti...> Re: Late Siskins
5/10/18 9:01 am A JOHN SOLODAR <solodar...> Mississippi Kites U City
5/10/18 8:47 am Chris Stapleton <00000161c2f44e78-dmarc-request...> Late Siskins
5/10/18 8:46 am Theresa Enderle <t.enderle...> Re: Query of House Wren Anectdotes
5/10/18 5:23 am WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...> Re: Query of House Wren Anectdotes
5/10/18 5:20 am MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: Query of House Wren Anectdotes
5/9/18 8:51 pm Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> Query of House Wren Anectdotes
5/9/18 8:09 pm Anne Wilding <00000284d469f16c-dmarc-request...> Western Tanager at Tower Grove Park
5/9/18 5:42 pm Jack Cowan <cowan4666...> Mississippi kite St. Louis County
5/9/18 3:40 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Black-billed Cuckoo and more at Carondelet 5/9/18
5/9/18 3:31 pm Jean Leonatti <jleonatti...> Mississippi kite
5/9/18 2:44 pm Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Bay breasted warbler and Western kingbird New Madrid county
5/9/18 1:21 pm Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Laughing Gull at Longview Lake in Jackson County as of May 9
5/9/18 10:09 am Cornelius Alwood <calwood...> Saturday May 12th, 2018 Birding Trip to Shaw Nature Reserve in Franklin County
5/9/18 8:44 am Steve Phillips <navyav8r...> Worm-eating Warbler @ Unity Village, Lee's Summit, Mo.
5/9/18 6:35 am Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> Townsend's Solitaire, Buchanan co. 5/6/18 (Late)
5/9/18 5:50 am Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Townsend's Solitaire at Bluffwoods CA
5/9/18 4:20 am Jim Gorski <josepheaglefeather...> Curious Red Tailed Hawk behavior
5/8/18 11:57 pm Jessie Goodwin <jyhgy9...> Proposed Development: St. Charles County
5/8/18 8:26 pm Christine Kline <birdsecretary...> Black-headed Grosbeak
5/8/18 7:19 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Mallards engaging in 'group mating' - 4/23/18 - video
5/8/18 6:47 pm Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> BHGR
5/8/18 4:36 pm Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> Thank you, ASM Meeting
5/8/18 4:04 pm Paul McCaslin <Pjmccaslin...> Mississippi Kites St. Louis County
5/8/18 4:01 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> MOWA and CAWA at Rock Bridge State Park
5/8/18 3:02 pm Steve Griffaw <sgg.bluesfan...> Western Kingbird/Scissor Tailed Flycatcher Jefferson City airport
5/8/18 2:45 pm Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Bewick's Wren in Jefferson Barracks Park, St. Louis
5/8/18 2:34 pm Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> RFI: posting locations of sightings
5/8/18 12:41 pm Christine Kline <birdsecretary...> Re: Probable Black-headed Grosbeak @ Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.)
5/8/18 12:09 pm Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...> Re: Probable Black-headed Grosbeak @ Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.)
5/8/18 11:47 am Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...> Probable Black-headed Grosbeak @ Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.)
5/8/18 10:38 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Western Kingbird-Boone Co.
5/8/18 10:37 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Western Kingbird-Boone Co.
5/8/18 9:50 am Barbara Mayer-Douglas <bmayerdoug...> Re: MIKI in Joplin
5/8/18 8:40 am Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> MIKI in Joplin
5/7/18 8:28 pm Dave Henness <0000016f628c72ed-dmarc-request...> Re: Burrowing Owl in Dade County & Lazuli Bunting at Loess Bluffs NWR
5/7/18 8:12 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> North American MIgratory Count - Boone Cty - help wanted
5/7/18 7:32 pm Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> Nature Work
5/7/18 6:30 pm Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> Wildcard Bird Report
5/7/18 1:23 pm Gary Rauvola <grauvola...> FOS updates Glendale + Simpson Lake
5/7/18 10:21 am Miller, Terry <millert...> 11th Annual (final?) KHS Vertebrate Pentathlon
5/7/18 10:17 am Dave Henness <0000016f628c72ed-dmarc-request...> Re: Burrowing Owl in Dade County & Lazuli Bunting at Loess Bluffs NWR
5/7/18 9:24 am Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Re: Burrowing Owl in Dade County & Lazuli Bunting at Loess Bluffs NWR
5/7/18 9:13 am Dave Henness <0000016f628c72ed-dmarc-request...> Re: Burrowing Owl in Dade County & Lazuli Bunting at Loess Bluffs NWR
5/7/18 8:43 am Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...> Caspian Terns
5/7/18 7:19 am Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Burrowing Owl in Dade County & Lazuli Bunting at Loess Bluffs NWR
5/7/18 5:35 am jan Neale <billandjanneale...> spring meeting
5/7/18 5:33 am Larry Lade <llade...> Re: Pileated Woodpecker
5/7/18 5:15 am Larry Lade <llade...> Re: Brewster'Warbler in Knob Noster SP
5/6/18 7:43 pm MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: Spring ASM Meeting
5/6/18 7:43 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Spring ASM Meeting
5/6/18 7:11 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Blackburnian Warbler at Blackburn Park - 5/6/18 - Close up Video
5/6/18 7:02 pm WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...> Spring ASM Meeting
5/6/18 2:27 pm Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> Re: Barry County 4/25
5/5/18 8:08 pm Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> Re: Barry County 4/25
5/5/18 2:42 pm Judy Bergmann <jbirds...> Golden-winged Warblers in St. Francois Co. too
5/5/18 2:36 pm Melissa R <roach.mc1...> Red Crossbills -- Hawn State Park
5/5/18 1:41 pm Shelly Colatskie <Shelly.Colatskie...> Re: Black-necked Stilts at Riverlands
5/5/18 11:29 am Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> A Beautiful Morning in Tower Grove Park-Results from SLAS Bird walk
5/5/18 9:38 am Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> Black-necked Stilts at Riverlands
5/5/18 9:38 am Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> Virginia Rail
5/5/18 8:27 am Andrew M. Scaboo <andrew.scaboo...> Golden-winged Warblers at Grindstone Conservation Area
5/5/18 7:58 am Michael Brady <00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...> Castlewood SP birds 5/5
5/5/18 7:56 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Bobolinks: Columbia Bottoms
5/5/18 4:57 am Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...> Re: St. Louis Audubon Society Birdwalk in Tower Grove Park Saturday, May 5
5/4/18 11:13 pm Thomas Martin <momartin...> Bell’s Vireo and Bobolink plus 50 species Cass County west
5/4/18 11:04 pm David Starrett <StarrettDA...> Columbia: Warblers and orioles and a woodcock oh my!
5/4/18 7:55 pm Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> Re: Barry County 4/25
5/4/18 2:39 pm Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...> Black Vulture - St Louis County
5/4/18 12:29 pm Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> St. Louis Audubon Society Birdwalk in Tower Grove Park Saturday, May 5
5/4/18 5:37 am Turner, Lori <Lturner...> Re: Black Vulture, Boone County
5/3/18 9:41 pm Steve Garr <steve...> Golden-winged Warbler, Philadelphia Vireo + more, Cole county
5/3/18 8:48 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> More Birds, Pershing SP, Linn Co., and at Home
5/3/18 6:57 pm Larry Olpin <olpin...> Brewster'Warbler in Knob Noster SP
5/3/18 5:10 pm Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...> Forest Park Beginner Birder Walk: Saturday, May 5th @ 8:15-10:30 am @ Picnic Pavilion #11
5/3/18 5:05 pm Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...> Re: Greer Crossing sites hotspot--CHANGE
5/3/18 3:00 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip to Rocky Fork CA - Tuesday, May 8th
5/3/18 2:24 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> Riverlands, Thursday AM
5/3/18 2:15 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: More on Boone County Black Vultures
5/3/18 1:50 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> MAY BIRDATHON STARTS NOW!!
5/3/18 1:38 pm John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...> Re: More on Boone County Black Vultures
5/3/18 1:13 pm Shelly Colatskie <Shelly.Colatskie...> Re: No sighting - "Warblers!" Exhibit now at Powder Valley CNC
5/3/18 12:34 pm David Rabenau <david...> Immature Male Blue Grosbeak, Larson Park, Webster Groves
5/3/18 12:08 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> More on Boone County Black Vultures
5/3/18 11:55 am John C ford and priscilla ford <priscillaandjohn...> Re: Black Vulture, Boone County
5/3/18 10:18 am Edge Wade <edgew...> BLACK VULTURE CORRECTION
5/3/18 10:10 am Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...> Longview Lake
5/3/18 10:05 am Glenn Pickett <gpickett...> Re: Black Vulture, Boone County
5/3/18 10:05 am Turner, Lori <Lturner...> Re: Black Vulture, Boone County
5/3/18 9:59 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Black Vulture, Boone County
5/3/18 9:33 am Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...> No sighting - "Warblers!" Exhibit now at Powder Valley CNC
5/3/18 6:36 am Glenn Pickett <gpickett...> Possible Black Vulture
5/3/18 6:07 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Greer Crossing sites hotspot--CHANGE
5/2/18 8:32 pm Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...> In our Shady Oaks yard 5//2/18 52 species
5/2/18 7:57 pm Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [BEWARE-SUSPECTED SPAM!]Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
5/2/18 6:31 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Warblers at Binder Lake, Cole County
5/2/18 6:23 pm Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...> Mississippi Kite low flyover at Runge Nature Center, Jefferson City, MO - May 2
5/2/18 4:43 pm Patty <mpjh2008...> Yard Birds
5/2/18 4:14 pm Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Swainson’s Warbler Oregon County
5/2/18 2:56 pm Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa...> Black-necked stilts at Port Hudson Lake CA
5/2/18 2:44 pm Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...> WGNSS Thursday Birding
5/2/18 2:08 pm David Rabenau <david...> Larson Park, Webster Groves, St. Louis County
5/2/18 2:06 pm Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...> Minor Park in KC
5/2/18 10:17 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Columbia Bottoms: Barn Owl
5/2/18 6:14 am Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...> Pileated Woodpecker
5/1/18 8:03 pm Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Riverlands, Tuesday evening
5/1/18 7:01 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Bobolink and more, Fountain Grove CA, Linn Co. Mo.
5/1/18 5:17 pm Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> ASM Meeting Reminder (no sightings)
5/1/18 2:28 pm rob francis <robfmaos...> Re: Bismark Conservation Area (Bismark Lake)
5/1/18 1:09 pm David Rabenau <david...> Unger County Park, St. Louis County
5/1/18 1:09 pm Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Marbled Godwit at Lake Springfield, Greene County
5/1/18 10:50 am Ev Luecke <evluecke...> Riverlands_Virginia Rails_Soras
5/1/18 10:24 am Jon & Nancy Rapp <jrapp...> Re: Rock Bridge CAS field trip report
5/1/18 10:20 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Rock Bridge CAS field trip report
5/1/18 9:56 am Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Painted Bunting in Dunklin County 4/29
5/1/18 9:48 am Thomas Martin <momartin...> Belton and Cass County
5/1/18 9:35 am Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> 26 species of warbler, 5 species of vireo today - 5/1/18 - Carondelet Park
5/1/18 9:35 am Chris Stapleton <00000161c2f44e78-dmarc-request...> Bismark Conservation Area (Bismark Lake)
5/1/18 7:47 am Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...> Re: Pine Siskins
5/1/18 7:19 am Douglas Hommert <doug...> American Bittern at Riverlands
4/30/18 7:09 pm Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Common Nighthawk Scott county
4/30/18 7:00 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Re: Pine Siskins
4/30/18 6:37 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Quenny Park correction
4/30/18 6:14 pm Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman...> Migrants in Kirksville
4/30/18 5:36 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Quenny Park/ Tower Grove park
4/30/18 4:57 pm Donald Hays <haysdr1947...> White-faced Ibises at Bittern Basin CA
4/30/18 4:40 pm DOUG CORBETT <corbettstl...> Monday birding at Busch Greenway.
4/30/18 4:13 pm Terry McNeely <TerryMcneely...> Fountain Grove CA.
4/30/18 4:01 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Binder Lake -4 Avocets Now
4/30/18 3:52 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Birding Roaring River State Park and vicinity (long)
4/30/18 3:10 pm Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Green heron gray catbird
4/30/18 2:55 pm David Williams <davewilliams8...> Birding Roaring River State Park and vicinity (long)
4/30/18 2:20 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> Pine Ridge Recreation Area - Callaway County
4/30/18 1:55 pm MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: FOY Grasshopper Sparrow at Hi Lonesome + other birds
4/30/18 1:53 pm Kathleen Anderson <andersonka...> Re: FOY Grasshopper Sparrow at Hi Lonesome + other birds
4/30/18 1:13 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Rock Bridge SP field trip scouting--FOS birds
4/30/18 11:51 am MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...> FOY Grasshopper Sparrow at Hi Lonesome + other birds
4/30/18 11:22 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Virginia Rail
4/30/18 10:07 am David Rabenau <david...> Lower Meramec County Park, St. Louis County
4/30/18 9:05 am Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...> Spring Migrants at Jerry Smith
4/30/18 7:27 am thosgoetten <thosgoetten...> Re: Warbler ID class - MDC at Busch CA
4/30/18 6:55 am Jean Leonatti <jleonatti...> Virginia rails, Eagle Bluffs CA
4/30/18 6:40 am Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...> Virginia Rails. RMBS
4/30/18 6:39 am Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Yellow Rail & King Rail at Schell-Osage
4/30/18 6:00 am WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...> Pine Siskins
4/29/18 8:06 pm Lynne and Gary <lynneweixel...> Fwd: Lynne Weixel shared “Oriole, Hummer, squirrel, dog and birds.” with you
4/29/18 7:17 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Dunn Ranch, Harrison Co.
4/29/18 6:58 pm Terry McNeely <terrymcneely...> Daviess County birds
4/29/18 6:55 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Clay-colored Sparrows in Cole County
4/29/18 6:14 pm Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman...> FOY Sightings - Kirksville, MO
4/29/18 4:40 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Acadian, Orchard, Swainson's Thrush-- Rock Bridge, Binder, Jaycee Park
4/29/18 3:39 pm Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> Re: Barry County 4/25
4/29/18 12:54 pm Steve Bingham <subpopstar...> Cooley Lake CA
4/29/18 11:12 am David Rabenau <david...> Castlewood SP, St. Louis County
4/29/18 9:41 am Douglas Hommert <doug...> Virginia Rails at Riverlands
4/29/18 9:26 am Eric Reuter <eric...> Followup on mystery nest and FOY Summer Tanager
4/29/18 8:14 am Lori Hagglund <hagglund.lori...> Re: RBGR Saline County
4/29/18 7:29 am Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> RBGR Saline County
4/29/18 7:22 am James Bair <0000019f7a2415d4-dmarc-request...> Handicapped Birding Locations update no birds
4/29/18 7:17 am Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...> Saturday April 28, 2018 SLAS Greer Area Field Trip Report
4/29/18 6:41 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Workshops
4/29/18 5:57 am Ev Luecke <evluecke...> Re: Warbler ID class - MDC at Busch CA
4/28/18 7:57 pm Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> Re: Barry County 4/25
4/28/18 6:30 pm David Becher <davidbecher...> Re: Castlewood SP area birds
4/28/18 5:47 pm Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> Re: VA Rail RMBS
4/28/18 5:13 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Greer Spring area birding
4/28/18 4:58 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: VA Rail RMBS
4/28/18 4:25 pm Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...> Saturday -- SW MO birding loop
4/28/18 2:41 pm Eric Reuter <eric...> Boone County warblers, waterthrush nesting, and mystery nest
4/28/18 2:28 pm Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Warbler ID class - MDC at Busch CA
4/28/18 12:21 pm Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> Re: VA Rail RMBS
4/28/18 12:02 pm David Rabenau <david...> Chubb Trail, St. Louis County
4/28/18 11:53 am WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...> Re: VA Rail RMBS
4/28/18 11:35 am Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> VA Rail RMBS
4/28/18 8:50 am Miller, Terry <millert...> Black crowned Night Heron
4/28/18 8:12 am Gary Rauvola <grauvola...> Re: Castlewood SP area birds
4/28/18 5:43 am Michael Brady <00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...> Castlewood SP area birds
4/27/18 7:41 pm Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> Re: Barry County 4/25
4/27/18 7:26 pm Kevin Wehner <webmaster...> Red-throated Loon in Greene County
4/27/18 6:51 pm Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...> Eagle Bluff CA - Friday evening
4/27/18 3:04 pm Douglas Hommert <doug...> Towe Grove Park - Gaddy Garden
4/27/18 8:03 am stef rit <00000272a39b5bf6-dmarc-request...> tern identification
4/27/18 7:09 am Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...> SLAS-sponsored birding field trip to the Greer Spring area Saturday, April 28.
4/27/18 7:02 am Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...> Re: Busch Greenway
4/27/18 6:10 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> SLAS Bird Walk at Al Foster Trail, Wildwood, MO - WEDNESDAY - April 25 Trip Report
4/26/18 7:55 pm Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> Re: Barry County 4/25
4/26/18 5:30 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> Riverlands Thursday
4/26/18 3:44 pm Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Busch Greenway
4/26/18 1:50 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> Black-headed Grosbeak, Dallas/Laclede County
4/26/18 12:35 pm Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...> Re: FOY RTHU
4/26/18 12:23 pm Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...> FOY RTHU
4/26/18 12:08 pm Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> house wren in Joplin
4/26/18 11:12 am Jack Cowan <cowan4666...> Tower Grove Park
4/26/18 6:10 am Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...> in our Shady Oaks yard 4/24/18 FOY Orange-crowned Warbler
4/25/18 7:15 pm Joanna Reuter <joanna...> Indigo Bunting, Ovenbird, etc.
4/25/18 7:05 pm Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> Barry County 4/25
4/25/18 6:48 pm Cathleen Halek <0000027f9600684f-dmarc-request...> Upper Creve Coeur Park Bootleggers Run Trail
4/25/18 12:58 pm Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...> New FREE eBird bird ID quizzes
4/25/18 11:52 am Douglas Hommert <doug...> Sora and Palm Warblers at Riverlands
4/25/18 11:06 am Donald Hays <haysdr1947...> Bewick’s wren at Shaw Nature Reserve
4/25/18 7:48 am Sue Gustafson <smgustafson...> Event of interest - St. Louis TONIGHT - no sightings
4/25/18 7:27 am Melissa Roach <roach.mc1...> Red Crossbills - Hawn State Park
4/24/18 7:22 pm Cindy Bridges <0000009cdc2af652-dmarc-request...> Whip poor will oregon co
4/24/18 6:52 pm Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs...> Battle on the Booming Grounds - On PBS (St. Louis) TONIGHT @10
4/24/18 3:32 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Eagle bluffs
4/24/18 5:38 am Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...> Busch Greenway, St. Charles Co.
4/23/18 7:16 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> Re: Garganey at Longview Lake, Questioning
4/23/18 6:49 pm Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Re: Blue-headed vireo new Madrid county
4/23/18 6:46 pm Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Blue-headed vireo new Madrid county
4/23/18 6:44 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Linn Co. Mo. Birds
4/23/18 5:27 pm Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...> Garganey at Longview Lake
4/23/18 5:21 pm Stephen Reese <cheste...> White Faced Ibis at James A. Reed
4/23/18 3:30 pm David Becher <davidbecher...> Riverlands and Horseshoe Lake in Granite City today
4/23/18 2:07 pm John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...> Palm Warblers
4/23/18 12:00 pm Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Piping Plover in Dade County
4/23/18 11:28 am Valerie Dent <rdent...> Re: FOS Baltimore Oriole
4/23/18 11:08 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Fwd: [eBird Alert] Stoddard County Rare Bird Alert
4/23/18 11:08 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Re: Hawn SP Red X-bill Information
4/23/18 11:07 am Andrea Schuhmann <Andrea.Schuhmann...> Warblers and other Migrants: Greenway at Duckett Creek Sanitation - St. Charles Co.
4/23/18 11:02 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Re: Red Crossbills, Hawn SP: Not Re-found
4/23/18 10:56 am Stephen Price <sprice81...> Red Crossbills, Hawn SP: Not Re-found
4/23/18 10:49 am stef rit <00000272a39b5bf6-dmarc-request...> Friday/Saturday BK Leach/CC
4/23/18 10:49 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Rock Bridge Mem. SP Field Trip, Tuesday MAY 1
4/23/18 10:49 am Ida <idad...> Warblers, etc.
4/23/18 10:48 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Rock Bridge Mem. SP Field Trip, Tuesday MAY 1
4/23/18 7:51 am Miller, Terry <millert...> Nodaway CA and Loess Bluff NWR
4/23/18 7:18 am MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...> Prairie Warbler and House Wren arrive
4/23/18 7:16 am Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> barry county suday 4/23
4/23/18 6:49 am Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...> Burrowing Owl friendly reminders
4/23/18 6:42 am Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Re: Piping plover, Eagle Bluffs
 
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Date: 5/23/18 6:39 pm
From: Terry McNeely <TerryMcneely...>
Subject: Yard list
Sorry about the technical glitch, attempted to send from my smart phone.


Decided to see how many species we could see or hear from our front yard. Was amazed at the species total. Even with the neighbor planting soybeans across the road.


The list is attached if interested.


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45970453




Terry McNeely
25843 Grate Ave
Jameson, MO 64647
Daviess County

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Date: 5/23/18 6:26 pm
From: Terry McNeely <terrymcneely...>
Subject: eBird -- McNeely Home -- May 23, 2018
Decided to just see how many species I had singing or just flying around in the yard.

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Date: 5/23/18 7:40 am
From: Al & Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: Re: Possible Merlin Riverlands Confluence Road
Oops, this sighting was Monday the 21st not yesterday.
AL Smith

On 5/23/2018 9:32 AM, Al & Lois wrote:
> Yesterday afternoon I headed out Confluence Road and after I went
> around 1st right angle curve and approached the power lines I saw a
> bird leave the wires and fly by me. It was a smaller bird like a
> falcon, a kestrel or merlin size bird. The wings seemed long narrow
> and pointy.  I got a good close view on flyby and noticed no color or
> markings to speak of ruling out kestrel. It was consistently dark all
> over and think I could barely see stripping on wings and body, not
> solid color.  Not sure if peregrine can be ruled out but this bird
> looked smaller and flew like I've seen merlin fly in this same area.
>
> I watched it fly west back across the road and land on the power lines
> so I immediately turned around and drove back around the curve. I
> could not re-find it.
>
> Anyone visiting the area today please keep a lookout for it. It would
> be a late record and more sightings or photos are needed.
>
> Thanks
> Al Smith
> Bridgeton, Mo.
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Date: 5/23/18 7:32 am
From: Al & Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: Possible Merlin Riverlands Confluence Road
Yesterday afternoon I headed out Confluence Road and after I went around
1st right angle curve and approached the power lines I saw a bird leave
the wires and fly by me. It was a smaller bird like a falcon, a kestrel
or merlin size bird. The wings seemed long narrow and pointy.  I got a
good close view on flyby and noticed no color or markings to speak of
ruling out kestrel. It was consistently dark all over and think I could
barely see stripping on wings and body, not solid color.  Not sure if
peregrine can be ruled out but this bird looked smaller and flew like
I've seen merlin fly in this same area.

I watched it fly west back across the road and land on the power lines
so I immediately turned around and drove back around the curve. I could
not re-find it.

Anyone visiting the area today please keep a lookout for it. It would be
a late record and more sightings or photos are needed.

Thanks
Al Smith
Bridgeton, Mo.

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Date: 5/22/18 8:33 pm
From: Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...>
Subject: Boone Co. musings
I visited several places in Boone Co. today. Some highlights:
Scissor-tailed flycatcher near Hartsburg
Checklist with photos here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45928196

Blue grosbeak at Eagle Bluffs CA
Checklist here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45931539

2 singing Prairie Warblers at the entrance to Rocky Forks Lake CA
Pine warbler along the road at Rocky Forks Lake CA
Checklist with photos here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45935384

Later,
PK



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Date: 5/22/18 9:35 am
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Jerry Smith Park Flycatchers

Spectacular morning at the restored prairie park in south Kansas City, both weather-wise and bird-wise. Had just started down the trail when I heard the “free beer” call of an Alder Flycatcher from a tree right along the trail. A second flycatcher seem to answer him from a short distance away. A little further along heard a Blue Grosbeak singing loud and clear. About another 50 yards down the trail saw 2 Olive-sided Flycathers and heard their “quick free beer” calls. In the same general area had great looks at a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. Other flycatchers included Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Pewee and Great-crested. There were also scattered Yellow-billed Cuckoos calling around the park and Dickcissels and Indigo Buntings were heard or seen throughout the park. Full species list on Ebird.

Sherry Leonardo
Grandview, MO

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Date: 5/22/18 9:05 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Wind farm near Kirksville
See:

http://www.lakenewsonline.com/news/20180521/ameren-plans-400-megawatt-wind-farm-missouris-largest

Edge Wade
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Date: 5/21/18 3:55 pm
From: Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...>
Subject: Macon Co. -- Olive-sided Flycatcher and Canada Warbler
Yesterday (Sunday, May 20) at my farm in NW Macon Co., I saw one Olive-sided Flycatcher and one Canada Warbler.

Robert Brundage
354 Cannondale Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
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Date: 5/21/18 12:33 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip to Hinkson Creek and Blue Sky Nature Preserves

Saturday, May 26th

Destination: Hinkson Creek Nature Preserve and Blue Sky Nature Preserve

Departure Point: Capon Park parking lot.

Leader: Eric Wood

Contact Info: <ewood802...> or 573-673-0215
This will be shortbird surveys at both sights (about 1 ½ hours each) starting with Hinkson Creek across the road from Capon Park thenBig Sky Preserve down by Easley.
Hinkson CreekNature Preserve is located between 2 bends of the Hinkson Creek near downtownColumbia, it includes floodplainforest, upland woodland, and meadow. The site connects with cityrecreational land, a park, an outdoor education site, and the hike-bike trailconnecting this spur with a larger city and county-wide network. The nearly70-acres are a nature sanctuary and recreational area. With its well-usedrecreational trail, put in and maintained by the city of Columbia, thisproperty exemplifies the effectiveness of a public-private partnership withshared goals. The history of this tract is wrapped up in the vision of threefamilies who bought acreage along the Hinkson Creek for their family homes atthe same time, sharing resources and an interest in maintaining a green space.Two of the families then donated a portion to the Nature Conservancy which thenpassed the stewardship on to Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri.
Big Sky Nature Preserve is roughly 15 acres near Easley, MO, that includes a spectacular limestone bluff overlooking the Missouri River, beautiful woodlands, and an oak savanna atop the bluff that represents one of the rarest natural communities in Mid-Missouri. The property was donated in 2015 to the Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri, by the previous owners who have managed the site since the late 1990s.  They restored and maintained the rare oak savanna habitat and oversaw the installation of protective measures for the bat hibernaculum in Easley Mine, which lies at the base of the bluff.

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Date: 5/21/18 7:19 am
From: jan Neale <billandjanneale...>
Subject: no sighting address
Timothy Barksdale,
Offline, please send a way to contact you....another dvd is needed.
Jan Neale

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Date: 5/21/18 6:21 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Eagle Bluffs and south River Road
A Mute Swan cygnet on Cosmo-Bethel pond in Columbia was lost to snapping turtles last year.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 8:10:11 AM
Subject: Re: Eagle Bluffs and south River Road

I am not sure what kind of turtles, but yes. Years ago my ex raised poultry and lost chicks to turtles around the pond.

Mary Dodds McCarthy
Columbia, Boone County

On May 20, 2018, at 9:14 PM, Laura Gorman <lagormanz...> wrote:

Are you suggesting that the turtles would eat the duck chicks? If so, I didn’t know about that!
Thanks, Laura

> On May 20, 2018, at 5:13 PM, Mary Dodds McCarthy <000000bbb2ce0f37-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Stan and I drove around Eagle Bluffs after the rain this morning and saw a few FOY’s. Some Black Terns flying over the main distribution channel, several Dickcissels, 12 young goslings out for a swim with 6 adults, and a female Wood Duck with 2 chicks. Unfortunately they were in a shallow pool across the road, surrounded by turtles in what looked like a standoff. Just watched for a couple of minutes and they were all very still. When we came back, the turtles were there but no ducks. Hopefully mama got everyone out safely.
>
> Then we drove down the south river side to see if we could find Edge’s Bobolinks and Flycatchers. Looked for a while at the corner, but just saw Dickcissels, swallows and blackbirds. But then as we drove on, in the yard of the first farmhouse were several Northern Bobwhites. So win some, lose some.
>
> Mary Dodds McCarthy
> Columbia, Boone County
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Date: 5/21/18 6:10 am
From: Mary Dodds McCarthy <000000bbb2ce0f37-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Eagle Bluffs and south River Road
I am not sure what kind of turtles, but yes. Years ago my ex raised poultry and lost chicks to turtles around the pond.

Mary Dodds McCarthy
Columbia, Boone County

On May 20, 2018, at 9:14 PM, Laura Gorman <lagormanz...> wrote:

Are you suggesting that the turtles would eat the duck chicks? If so, I didn’t know about that!
Thanks, Laura

> On May 20, 2018, at 5:13 PM, Mary Dodds McCarthy <000000bbb2ce0f37-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Stan and I drove around Eagle Bluffs after the rain this morning and saw a few FOY’s. Some Black Terns flying over the main distribution channel, several Dickcissels, 12 young goslings out for a swim with 6 adults, and a female Wood Duck with 2 chicks. Unfortunately they were in a shallow pool across the road, surrounded by turtles in what looked like a standoff. Just watched for a couple of minutes and they were all very still. When we came back, the turtles were there but no ducks. Hopefully mama got everyone out safely.
>
> Then we drove down the south river side to see if we could find Edge’s Bobolinks and Flycatchers. Looked for a while at the corner, but just saw Dickcissels, swallows and blackbirds. But then as we drove on, in the yard of the first farmhouse were several Northern Bobwhites. So win some, lose some.
>
> Mary Dodds McCarthy
> Columbia, Boone County
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Date: 5/20/18 3:14 pm
From: Mary Dodds McCarthy <000000bbb2ce0f37-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Eagle Bluffs and south River Road
Stan and I drove around Eagle Bluffs after the rain this morning and saw a few FOY’s. Some Black Terns flying over the main distribution channel, several Dickcissels, 12 young goslings out for a swim with 6 adults, and a female Wood Duck with 2 chicks. Unfortunately they were in a shallow pool across the road, surrounded by turtles in what looked like a standoff. Just watched for a couple of minutes and they were all very still. When we came back, the turtles were there but no ducks. Hopefully mama got everyone out safely.

Then we drove down the south river side to see if we could find Edge’s Bobolinks and Flycatchers. Looked for a while at the corner, but just saw Dickcissels, swallows and blackbirds. But then as we drove on, in the yard of the first farmhouse were several Northern Bobwhites. So win some, lose some.

Mary Dodds McCarthy
Columbia, Boone County
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Date: 5/20/18 8:52 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Shorebirds at Riverlands
There are shorebirds, including Turnstones and a Stilt Sandpiper, in Ellis Bay before the Audubon Center.

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Date: 5/20/18 8:06 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Mississippi Kite foraging at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Campground
Good to know it's back. Maybe we can again have a nesting pair there.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Subject: Mississippi Kite foraging at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Campground

Slender graceful bird with light head, dark wings. Gave a good show and I got very good looks. Was an adult bird foraging in the field south of the tent camp loop and west of Park road. Also flew around the picnic area. Consistently perched in large trees around the edge of the open area at the top of this hill. Would fly a circle, forage and return to perch.

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Date: 5/20/18 7:58 am
From: Paul Porneluzi <ppornelu...>
Subject: Mississippi Kite foraging at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Campground
Slender graceful bird with light head, dark wings. Gave a good show and I got very good looks. Was an adult bird foraging in the field south of the tent camp loop and west of Park road. Also flew around the picnic area. Consistently perched in large trees around the edge of the open area at the top of this hill. Would fly a circle, forage and return to perch.

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Date: 5/20/18 7:54 am
From: Michael Brady <00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Conn warbler at Castlewood SP

There was a singing CONNETICUT WARBLER this morn(about an hour ago) along the Mt ridge connector trail at Castlewood SP

The trail starts across from the park office.After a short distance the trail forks.Stay to your left.Continue all the way around the trail where it wraps around the hill and starts to run roughly parallel with Ries Rd(Which you cant see but can hear the cars) Continue down to where the area sort of opens up into a large "gallery/bowl like" area.The bird was sing about 30-40 ft off and down from the trail.I went off trail and bushwacked to find the bird but all I could manage were a bunch of breif, fleeting views of the bird.At one time it was probably within 10 feet of me singing but the understory is so thick just could not get on it

Have had several conn warblers at Castlewood over the many years Ive birded there but all of them have been in the habitat behind the office and along Kiefer Creek so was a little surprised to hear this guy singing along this particular trail this morn..

Ya get where ya get em.

Other birds of note this morn were some somewhat late swainson thrushes,a non singing mourning warbler and good numbers of yellow-billed cuckoos

-Mike Brady
Ballwin,MO
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Date: 5/19/18 7:15 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: SLAS Saturday Field Trip: Blue Grosbeak - Lost Valley May 19 - Trip Report
Fourteen congenial birders walked the Blue Grosbeak Trail starting about
6:30. It was refreshingly cool for mid-May. Bell's Vireos were well
represented and we heard an Alder Flycatcher that gave only brief glimpses
of it. We also had quite a few Chats and Orchard Orioles. Henslow's
Sparrows were in the big field calling and one perched up long enough for
all to get scope views of it. Mary Anne saved the day at the end by seeing
a Blue Grosbeak in the big field and calling all of us back to it. 50
Species total there.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45820601



After a pit stop at the Busch CA HQ building, (where we inadvertently left
two birders behind), we headed to the shorebird area at the dam end of lake
33. Only a few lingered including both Yellowlegs, a Solitary Sandpiper and
a Semipalmated Plover. A single Coot was a bit of a surprise.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45823857



It was then on to Lost Valley. A very high Cerulean Warbler was near the
start of the trail. The Red-shouldered Hawk nest has at least two young in
it. We counted nine warbler species including Worm-eating which was only
heard.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45827424



Thanks to all who attended and helped find and identify birds. And of
course to Bernie for toting his scope all day.



Any attendee wanting me to share the checklists please email me.



Mike Grant

SLAS Trip Coordinator

Chesterfield, MO

<mikecurlew...>





From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:49 PM
To: '<MOBIRDS-L...>' <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: SLAS Saturday Field Trip: Blue Grosbeak - Lost Valley May 19



WHAT: Blue Grosbeak - Lost Valley field trip, half day to about noon,
sponsored by St. Louis Audubon Society.

WHEN: Saturday, May 19

WHERE: Meet at the parking lot for the Blue Grosbeak Trail, Weldon Spring
CA. Take US 40/I-64 west across the Missouri River to MO-94. Exit there,
turn left, go across the overpass, and proceed about 3/4 of a mile to the
first parking lot on your left.

MEETING TIME: 6:30 a.m. (that's not a typo)

PLAN: We will walk the Blue Grosbeak Trail and look for some of the
typical breeding birds of that area: Blue Grosbeak, Bell's Vireo, Orchard
Oriole, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat. We'll then make a pit stop at
Busch CA to the Fallen Oak Trail, seeking possible Pine Warbler, Hooded
Warbler, then stop along HWY D to access Weldon Spring Interpretive Center
(behind "Mount Doom") to seek possible Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper
Sparrow, Prairie Warbler, and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, before continuing
down 94 to the Lost Valley Trail for various Eastern woodland songbirds.

WHO: Everyone is welcome, non-members of St. Louis Audubon Society too,
beginner or advanced.

CONDITIONS: If it is raining and also showing weather radar that looks like
rain for a significant portion of the morning, this trip will be cancelled
for the day. Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted as
we get closer. Sunscreen, bug spray, water and a snack are good ideas.



Mike Grant

SLAS Trip Coordinator

Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 5/19/18 5:50 pm
From: Robinson, Richard D. <RobinsonR...>
Subject: Yellow-crowned night heron
There was a Yellow-crowned Night Heron at Eagle Bluffs in Pool 10 just after you turn left off the 2nd one way loop about 2pm today.
Alice Robinson
Boone County

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Date: 5/19/18 11:42 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Scissor-tails, Bobolinks, River Rd. Boone Co.
It took me two trips, but I found 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (both male) and 2 male Bobolinks, as well as other expected Missouri River bottom species today at the junction of River Rd. and Hartsburg Bottom Rd.

This is not far south of Hartsburg Access. Suggested method is to park alongside the junction with power lines and the two trees east of the junction in view. The light rain down there today settled the dust and made driving the road more pleasant.

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Columbia, MO
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Date: 5/19/18 7:49 am
From: Cindy Bridges <0000009cdc2af652-dmarc-request...>
Subject: arizona birding RFI
I am planning a quick trip to Arizona, the first week of June. I will be with non-birders so probably will do just some quick birding and not venture too far off the beaten path. Most of time will be spent around Sedona. Any advice appreciated. email off list. 

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Date: 5/19/18 6:06 am
From: Joel Rurik <jrurik12...>
Subject: Riverlands - Heron Pond: probably YELLOW RAIL and LEAST BITTERN
Low shorebird numbers this morning at Riverlands, but I did have LEAST BITTERN in heron pond and what I believe to be YELLOW RAIL as well. BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER is said to be seen this morning as well in Ellis bay, but I have yet to see it.

Joel Rurik
STL city/St. Charles Co.
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Date: 5/18/18 6:13 pm
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Connecticut Warbler at Tower Grove Park in St Louis City as of May 18
Crosspost from Missouri Rare Bird Alert Facebook Group:

Here’s the eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45805572

Kevin Wehner
ASM Webmaster & Membership Chair
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Date: 5/18/18 3:53 pm
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Change of Location & Date for St. Louis Audubon Society Beginner Bird Walk
We are changing things up for our beginner walks. We also have a new
partnership with Great Rivers Greenway! For this walk, we had to change
the day from Saturday to Sunday.

St. Louis Audubon Society & Great Rivers Greenway will have a beginner
walk at Carondelet Park *Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 8 am to 10 am.* The
park gets very busy after 10 am.

We will gather in the Schnucks Loughborough parking lot in the shopping
center at I-55 and Loughborough. Look for dark green recycling bins in the
parking lot. We will be start there.
There is easy access to the Great Rivers Greenway trail leading into
Carondelet Park.

Everyone is welcome! The walk is free for everyone/

WE ASK THAT YOU PRE-REGISTER FOR THE WALK ON THE LINK PROVIDED IN THIS
EMAIL..

Bring your binoculars, if you have them; loaners are available. Leaders
will provide binocular instruction if needed.

Wear comfortable shoes, and please dress for the weather. No bird is too
common on these walks, the pace is easy and the terrain is often flat.

Dress for the weather conditions. If the weather is worse than expected, a
cancellation notice will be posted on the St. Louis Audubon Society
Facebook page.

To register click on this link:
https://greatriversgreenway.org/event/st-louis-audubon-society-beginner-bird-walk-carondelet-park/

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Date: 5/18/18 3:13 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Re: TGP correction - Photo of Connecticut Warbler
Thanks Jim for posting for us! Here's a photo of the Connecticut
Warbler we found in Gaddy Garden today, 5/18/18:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/41477444004/in/photostream/
[1]

(If the link does not work for you, copy and paste it into your
browser.)
Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Cc:
Sent: Friday May 18 2018 3:57:00PM
Subject: TGP correction

Erase, erase,erase! I messed up. Chrissie and Andy's bird is a
Connecticut Warbler not Black-throated blue. You just can't get good
help these days!
Jim Malone

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Date: 5/18/18 2:57 pm
From: STL Birder <stlbirderjm...>
Subject: TGP correction
Erase, erase,erase! I messed up. Chrissie and Andy's bird is a Connecticut
Warbler not Black-throated blue. You just can't get good help these days!

Jim Malone

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Date: 5/18/18 1:50 pm
From: STL Birder <stlbirderjm...>
Subject: Black-throated blue warbler TGP
Hi MObirders,

Chrissie McClarin just called to say that she and Andy have a
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER at the Gaddy bird garden in Tower Grove Park
(St. Louis city).Please move cautiously in the garden to avoid flushing the
bird as there is little cover.

Jim Malone
Ballwin, MO
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Date: 5/17/18 3:30 pm
From: Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...>
Subject: Re: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue
Ten birds observed at this location at 4:30 pm today. Eight resting on logs in the water near the north end of the pond and two swimming at the far south end.



Mark Haas

Jackson, MO



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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue



BBWDs still at Nash Pond this morning. Eight individuals in tree. Corner of Nash Rd and Port Authority Rd, Scott City MO.



Allen Gathman

Pocahontas MO

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Date: 5/17/18 6:24 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Route 66 State Park results, Wednesday
One of the volunteer duties of the ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator is to update the Missouri State Parks downloadable checklists shared with DNR on the ASM website under "Birding Locations" drop down menu "Birding State Parks." All state parks checklists were updated in late March, 2018.

I've just updated Route 66 SP to include these species and the Black-throated Green Warbler seen by Josh Uffman in April, 2018.

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From: "William Rowe" <rowemb45...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:01:39 PM
Subject: Route 66 State Park results, Wednesday

This morning, seven of us assembled at 7:00 for the St. Louis Audubon
Society field trip in Route 66 State Park. We covered a smaller loop first,
then repositioned our cars and hiked a longer loop, for a total of about 4
miles.

Very few migrants were in evidence, but of those that were, it appears that
Blue-headed Vireo and Wilson's Warbler were new for the park list (at least
in eBird). We also added a new resident species: Mississippi Kite, with two
adults attending a nest. Other highlights included two Barred Owls calling,
a Prairie Warbler singing, and three Bald Eagles overhead.

Our list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45738163

I have shared the list with the two people whose addresses I have. If
anyone else would like the eBird list shared directly, please write me.

Thanks to Mary Dueren for co-leading, Dick Palmer for assisting, and the
other four participants for turning out for this pleasant bird walk.

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 5/17/18 6:11 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue
BBWDs still at Nash Pond this morning. Eight individuals in tree. Corner of
Nash Rd and Port Authority Rd, Scott City MO.

Allen Gathman
Pocahontas MO

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Date: 5/16/18 7:52 pm
From: Linda Williams <lkwilliams...>
Subject: No Sighting - Burroughs Audubon Announcement
You are invited to the Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City’s annual dinner.

Thursday, June 7 - 5:30-9:00 p.m.

THE FARMHOUSE RESTAURANT, 300 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO 64105 <https://burroughs.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f15b2c5b010b3c6f95725313&id=160c849c2e&e=57099a655e>

If it's Audubon certified, meaning that it's sourced from a producer who participates in Audubon's Conservation Ranching Program <https://burroughs.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f15b2c5b010b3c6f95725313&id=e3e1f66aba&e=57099a655e>, then you can feel confident that it's beef raised on grasslands where regenerative grazing practices have been adopted and that the meat is hormone and antibiotic-free!

The program is entitled "Protecting Birds by Restoring Grasslands." Grassland birds and other wildlife are the focus of an exciting new initiative – National Audubon Society’s Conservation Ranching Program. Dinner will feature grass-fed beef sourced from Dave Haubein’s Audubon certified ranch in southwest Missouri and sold by retailer Jake Davis, owner of the mid-Missouri based Root Cellar.

Roger Still, a former Audubon executive who works on global projects related to food and nature, will talk with Dave and Jake about the way dinner tables across America can help save our grassland birds. Registration is limited to 60 people. Beef or vegetarian option. $50.00 per person. Registration form here <https://burroughs.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f15b2c5b010b3c6f95725313&id=d610b4ff05&e=57099a655e>. Reservations due May 24.

Thank you,
Linda Williams
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Liberty, MO
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Date: 5/16/18 6:49 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: SLAS Saturday Field Trip: Blue Grosbeak - Lost Valley May 19
WHAT: Blue Grosbeak - Lost Valley field trip, half day to about noon,
sponsored by St. Louis Audubon Society.

WHEN: Saturday, May 19

WHERE: Meet at the parking lot for the Blue Grosbeak Trail, Weldon Spring
CA. Take US 40/I-64 west across the Missouri River to MO-94. Exit there,
turn left, go across the overpass, and proceed about 3/4 of a mile to the
first parking lot on your left.

MEETING TIME: 6:30 a.m. (that's not a typo)

PLAN: We will walk the Blue Grosbeak Trail and look for some of the
typical breeding birds of that area: Blue Grosbeak, Bell's Vireo, Orchard
Oriole, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat. We'll then make a pit stop at
Busch CA to the Fallen Oak Trail, seeking possible Pine Warbler, Hooded
Warbler, then stop along HWY D to access Weldon Spring Interpretive Center
(behind "Mount Doom") to seek possible Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper
Sparrow, Prairie Warbler, and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, before continuing
down 94 to the Lost Valley Trail for various Eastern woodland songbirds.

WHO: Everyone is welcome, non-members of St. Louis Audubon Society too,
beginner or advanced.

CONDITIONS: If it is raining and also showing weather radar that looks like
rain for a significant portion of the morning, this trip will be cancelled
for the day. Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted as
we get closer. Sunscreen, bug spray, water and a snack are good ideas.



Mike Grant

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Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 5/16/18 6:10 pm
From: Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman...>
Subject: Bobolinks along Hwy11 in north central MO
I drove to Swan Lake NWR this morning. On Hwy 11, about 10 miles north of Brookfield, there was a small stretch (only about 100yds) where there were 5-6 male bobolink on fence posts. They were still there when I drove back in the afternoon. I saw no other bobolinks all day. Must be something magical in the adjacent field.

At Swan Lake NWR, there were many dickcissel and indigo buntings throughout the refuge. At the spillway for Silver Lake, there was a pair of Great-Crested Flycatchers.

Photos can be viewed at;
flickr.com/photos/dgetman/sets

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Date: 5/16/18 12:02 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Route 66 State Park results, Wednesday
This morning, seven of us assembled at 7:00 for the St. Louis Audubon
Society field trip in Route 66 State Park. We covered a smaller loop first,
then repositioned our cars and hiked a longer loop, for a total of about 4
miles.

Very few migrants were in evidence, but of those that were, it appears that
Blue-headed Vireo and Wilson's Warbler were new for the park list (at least
in eBird). We also added a new resident species: Mississippi Kite, with two
adults attending a nest. Other highlights included two Barred Owls calling,
a Prairie Warbler singing, and three Bald Eagles overhead.

Our list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45738163

I have shared the list with the two people whose addresses I have. If
anyone else would like the eBird list shared directly, please write me.

Thanks to Mary Dueren for co-leading, Dick Palmer for assisting, and the
other four participants for turning out for this pleasant bird walk.

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 5/16/18 11:57 am
From: Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...>
Subject: Re: Black bellied whistling ducks Scott county Missouri.
Six birds present at this location at 2:00 pm.



Mark Haas

Jackson MO



From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>] On Behalf
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Subject: Black bellied whistling ducks Scott county Missouri.



I was made aware of three BBWD in Scott county on Sunday. I arrived to the
location to observe eight BBWD in a tree and whistling.



Corner of Nash Rd and port authority road.

image1.jpeg



image2.jpeg



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Date: 5/16/18 9:39 am
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Black bellied whistling ducks Scott county Missouri.
I was made aware of three BBWD in Scott county on Sunday. I arrived to the location to observe eight BBWD in a tree and whistling.

Corner of Nash Rd and port authority road.
[image1.jpeg]

[image2.jpeg]

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Date: 5/15/18 7:21 pm
From: Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...>
Subject: in our Shady Oaks yard 5/15/18 9 warblers today
Still had 9 warbler species today. It has been a record spring migration here for our 21st spring with 8 days of 50+ species. Here's the link to my latest blog post.

http://hummerhavenunltd.com/blog

Margy Terpstra
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO, MO
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Date: 5/15/18 5:41 pm
From: Valerie Dent <rdent...>
Subject: Re: Purple Finch
We still have purple finches coming to our feeders.

Valerie Dent
Cole Camp, MO
Benton Co.


Quick visit to Simpson Lake (after 6 meetings @ work) revealed a Baltimore
> Oriole and a surprise (to me) pair of Purple Finches on the ground eating
> clover blossoms adjacent to the picnic shelter. Adult Bald Eagle plus one
> not-so-small youngster standing in the nest.
> Gary Rauvola
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Date: 5/15/18 4:19 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Riverlands follow-up, Tuesday
Besides the Eared Grebe, which was in alternate (breeding) plumage, Tom
Parmeter and I found various other nice things at Riverlands. While not as
abundant as 12 days ago after storms, shorebirds were all around the area
in small to medium-sized flocks that kept on the move. These included 9
Black-bellied Plovers, 7 Am. Golden-Plovers, 8 Dunlin, 1 Ruddy Turnstone,
12 Semipalmated Plovers, and 4 Short-billed Dowitchers, as well as Least,
Semipalmated, Pectoral, and White-rumped Sandpipers plus Spotted and both
yellowlegs. A late Snow Goose on Teal Pond did not look well. Three scaup
observed and photographed were definite Lessers.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45713147

This list contains comments on the grebe, the scaup, and the Short-billed
Dowitchers, two of which I was lucky to photograph at close range on Heron
Pond. Comments on those will, I hope, help with separation of this species
from Long-billed in breeding plumage.

Also, for those who may be interested, I got lucky last week on both
dowitchers up at BK Leach and was able to get some pretty good comparative
shots, with comments here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45527343

The birds depicted were also identified by voice. Some of the points I
mention there come from Kevin Karlson and his studies of dowitchers.

Hope to see a few of you on the SLAS field trip tomorrow!

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Date: 5/15/18 2:14 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Riverlands eared grebe
The grebe is still at the same location as previously reported as of 4 p.m. today. Dave haenni

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Date: 5/15/18 1:03 pm
From: Gary Rauvola <grauvola...>
Subject: Purple Finch
Quick visit to Simpson Lake (after 6 meetings @ work) revealed a Baltimore
Oriole and a surprise (to me) pair of Purple Finches on the ground eating
clover blossoms adjacent to the picnic shelter. Adult Bald Eagle plus one
not-so-small youngster standing in the nest.
Gary Rauvola
Glendale, MO

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Date: 5/15/18 10:59 am
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Still some warblers, Runge

A group at Runge today found some last minute birds: Gray cheeked thrush, Swainson's thrush. Warblers: Chestnut sided, Nashville, Tennessee, Redstart, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Mourning (heard by our leader, with a probable "pop up and then down" sighting by some, Wilson's. Lot of Red eyed vireos, really nice looks at a YB Cuckoo. Also a likely Kentucky later on. Flocks and flocks of those young mockingbirds that come to Runge on busses.

Jane Frazier
Jeff City

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Date: 5/15/18 10:43 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Eared Grebe RMBS
On Ellis bay opposite the pit toilet with ruddy ducks. Also blackbellied plovers, American golden plovers, Dunlin, short billed dowitchers, and more.
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Date: 5/14/18 9:15 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip to Chert Hollow Farm - Saturday, May 19th
Saturday, May 19thDestination: Chert Hollow Farm - 8:00 a.m. to noonDeparture Point: Carpool meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Moser’s Foodsparking lot, 4840 Rangeline St. (NOT Keene St.)Leader:  Eric & Joanna Reuter Contact Info:  <eric...> or 573-474-0989 with general questions.Contact Info: <ewood802...> 573-673-0215 about carpooling.
Come explore this diverselandscape in northern Boone County, where CAS members Eric & Joanna Reuterhave worked for over a decade to integrate environmentally friendly foodproduction into the broader ecosystem. We’ll use our local knowledge to seekout warblers and spring wildflowers along a forested stream, observe the birdsusing our fields and orchard, visit a potentially active Red-Shouldered Hawknest, and look for anything else interesting in the ecosystem. As our entryroad is somewhat rugged, we suggest carpooling in higher-clearance vehicles.
Note: we do not use or allow pesticide applications on our property; if you wish to apply any form of bug spray/repellent, please do so BEFORE arrival. Eric Wood
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Date: 5/14/18 2:38 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon field trip on Wednesday: Route 66 SP
To St. Louis area birders, and any others who may want to join us:

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

WHEN: *Wednesday, May 16* (2 days from now)

WHERE: *Route 66 State Park*. Join us as follows: Take I-44 west but do
NOT take Exit 266 (marked for the park Visitor Center). Continue to Eureka,
Exit 264, route 109. When exiting, take the leftmost lane and turn left
(south) on 109, staying again in the leftmost lane to turn left again and
get back on I-44 eastbound (i.e., do a 180). Once you are back on I-44,
stay in the right lane and exit again at Williams Road, Exit 265. After
swinging to the right, make a left onto S. Outer Road, as indicated by the
sign for the State Park. You are now heading east parallel to I-44. In just
under a mile, shortly before the road curves under I-44, there is a parking
lot on your right marked for equestrians. We will meet there.

MEETING TIME: *7:00 AM.* We will do some birding around the meeting place
for at least a short while before heading to other parts of the park.

LUNCH: None expected. The trip will end at or before noon. Bring water and
snacks as desired.

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

CONDITIONS: Weather.com suggests that the morning will be slightly cooler,
65-77, with some cloud cover, little likelihood of rain, and little wind --
so it sounds good.

We will be walking for much of the morning, at least 3-4 miles, so wear
appropriate shoes and bring water along if you wish. As always, insect
repellent will be helpful.

LEADERS: Mary Dueren and I.

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Date: 5/14/18 12:40 pm
From: Bill Duncan <ceibatree...>
Subject: Re: Canada Warbler - StL County - CC Lake Park
Maybe Tim Horton's is coming back to the StL, because on a quick birding
walk over lunch I my second Canada warbler of the day at Beckemeier CA in
Chesterfield. This bird was not singing and was at breast height among a
thick pawpaw stand.

Bill Duncan
St. Louis County

On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 9:51 AM, Bill Duncan <ceibatree...> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Early this morning I had a Canada Warbler that was very near the Taco Bell
> shelter. It was foraging and singing around for about 1.5 hours and may
> likely be there all day.
>
> Bill
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Date: 5/14/18 8:03 am
From: Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...>
Subject: Glossy ibis at Loess Bluffs NWR now
I just photographed a adult Glossy Ibis at Loess Bluffs NWR (Holt Co.). It
is in Cattail Pool with 56 White-faced ibises. Also on the refuge American
Avocets, Black-necked Stilts, Black-bellied and American Gold Plovers,
Hudsonian Godwits and several thousand other shorebirds for me pick
through.
PK

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Date: 5/14/18 7:51 am
From: Bill Duncan <ceibatree...>
Subject: Canada Warbler - StL County - CC Lake Park
Hi everyone,

Early this morning I had a Canada Warbler that was very near the Taco Bell
shelter. It was foraging and singing around for about 1.5 hours and may
likely be there all day.

Bill

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Date: 5/14/18 7:50 am
From: Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...>
Subject: Migratory count Day in Clay County
For only the second time in 26 years, events on second Saturday in May
didn't allow me to participate fully in my assigned portion of Clay Co. to
count birds. After attending visitation at one funeral, and most of the day
with the family of the second close friend's funeral, I went out to bird
at 3:30 pm until 6:00. Only had 47 species. The Wood Thrush would be my
migratory one, as one was heard in our wooded back yard area, one in a park
outside town, and one along the Clear Creek watershed. Didn't have a
Red-tailed hawk, American crow, or even a Great Blue Heron. But I loved
what time I was able to do the count. And thankfully, I didn't have to
endure charging dogs as Edge Wade did on her territory. Glad that turned
out ok.

Jo Ann Eldridge, Kearney, Clay Co.
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Date: 5/13/18 8:10 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Re: Riverlands/West Alton Access
We got back into town from a graduation in the afternoon and checked
out Riverlands, too. A single Ruddy Turnstone was across from Heron
Pond, but very very hard to find when behind rocks - and this one
spent long periods of time behind rocks. We felt fortunate to find him
in the first place. There is a photo in our eBird report. More Least
Terns have arrived - we counted 9 at Teal Pond. Here's our eBird
report - very similar to Dave's.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45651461 [1]

Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Cc:
Sent: Sunday May 13 2018 7:28:33PM
Subject: Riverlands/West Alton Access

Started off at Riverlands about 9AM. Still lots of mudflats but
could find no turnstones. The same birds as yesterday were there along
with a Wilson Phalarope and a couple each of American Golden and Black
Bellied Plovers. There was also a flock of about 24 Dowitchers. These
guys are hard for me to tell apart but I thought there were two types
of birds there representing both species. I Also drove to the end of
Orton road and found Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Common Yellowthroat,
Wilsons Warbler, Willow flycatcher and Orchard Oriole.
I then drove to the mud flats At West Alton Access. Again there
were lots of birds way out so walked down to them. Pretty much same
birds as yesterday with one Wilsons Phalarope. Then the Falcon got me
again. All the birds got up, I knew a falcon was around, suddenly I
saw him flying right at me and then pulled up and nailed a bird 30
feet in front of me. It was so close when he hit the bird and adjusted
his wing to go straight up in the air I could hear a loud "whoooshhh".
It was awesome.
Also ran into Kendall Lloyd and Tim Barksdale at Lincoln Shields
who told me they had a female Black throated blue warbler at Forest
Park this morning. directions to the sighting are on Kendalls ebird
list for Forest Park today
Dave Haenni Des Peres MO


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Date: 5/13/18 6:28 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Riverlands/West Alton Access
Started off  at Riverlands about 9AM. Still lots of mudflats but could find no turnstones. The same birds as yesterday were there along with a Wilson Phalarope and a couple each of American Golden and Black Bellied Plovers. There was also a flock of about 24 Dowitchers. These guys are hard for me to tell apart but I thought there were  two types of birds there representing both species. I Also drove to the end of Orton road and found Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Common Yellowthroat, Wilsons Warbler, Willow flycatcher and Orchard Oriole.
I then drove to the mud flats At West Alton Access. Again there were lots of birds way out so walked down to them. Pretty much same birds as yesterday with one Wilsons Phalarope. Then the Falcon got me again. All the birds got up, I knew a falcon was around, suddenly I saw him flying right at me and then pulled up and nailed a bird 30 feet in front of me. It was so close when he hit the bird and adjusted his wing to go straight up in the air I could hear a loud "whoooshhh". It was awesome.
Also ran into Kendall Lloyd and Tim Barksdale at Lincoln Shields who told me they had a female Black throated blue warbler at Forest Park this morning. directions to the sighting are on Kendalls ebird list for Forest Park today
Dave HaenniDes Peres MO

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Date: 5/13/18 2:29 pm
From: Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman...>
Subject: Osprey with 2 Fish at Macon City Lake
At Macon City Lake in northeast MO, I saw 2 osprey in unusual situations.

The 1st had just caught a fish, which my photos later showed was actually 2 fish - never seen that before!

The 2nd was being harassed by a baltimore oriole - presumably with a nest nearby.

Photos can be viewed at:
flickr.com/photos/dgetman/sets

Dan Getman, Kirksville, MO
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Date: 5/13/18 12:37 pm
From: Steve Garr <steve...>
Subject: MIKI-Jefferson City
Saturday 6 PM two Mississippi Kites circled high above 512 Ellis Blvd. on the south side of Jefferson City, Cole County. Photo can be seen on my facebookpage.Steve GarrJefferson City, MOCole County


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Date: 5/13/18 8:49 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Good birds on North American Migration Count at Eagle Bluffs.
Pete Monacell, Paul McKenzie and I birded from before dawn all day in Area
10 and left about 9 PM. In the mid-morning through afternoon several waves
of shorebirds arrive and departed over the day. At first light there were
about 100 shorebird and around 8 am more started arriving, but 9 am there
were about 1,000 or so shorebirds. Over the morning, 2 Sanderlings arrived,
then 2 Ruddy Turnstoness, then a mystery shorebird which turned out to be
an immature male Ruff arrived. I call ed Pete to come over and help with
the ID but it flew and we never saw it again. I was able to watch it in the
spotting scope, and took video from about 200 meters away. I have been able
to crop images from the video and post them along with my notes which I
have been studying until this morning. I tried to upload images and a photo
of my sketch twice this morning, but eBird has not let it through yet, and
has appolgized and asked that I try later. So, after reloading all my text
and photos twice I will try later.

It sounds like shorebirds are still around. I looked but didn't see the
Ruff again, but kept looking for it all day everywhere Pete and I went.
Last year's Ruff at EBCA was first seen and then observed again 2 days
later but it almost immediately took off and flew with a shorebird flock
northward.

I apologize for not posting this sooner, but the bird had disappeared and I
didn't want to have another event of miss-identification after checking the
photos and images and having folks drive over for naught. It is probably
worth a trip to EBCA in order to see all the other shorebirds and with the
hope of re-finding the Ruff.

Brad Jacobs

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Date: 5/13/18 8:43 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Migratory Count Day, Boone Co. Area 4
What a beautiful day we had for birding! It didn't begin to get hot until 2 p.m. Betsy, Gail and Jean were one party, birding Finger Lakes SP, most of Rocky Fork Lakes CA and vicinity. I drove the roads of the area from US 63 east to the county line, of which Hallsville is the center.

We found 102 species--I think that is a record for this area. These include 17 warbler species, 6 Henslow's Sparrows, Common Nighthawk, Eastern Whip-poor-will and Chuck-will's-widow. We had very little water other than farm ponds. A surprise was a solitary Solitary Sandpiper in a puddle formed by outflow from a pond.

Adventures included my first stop, Mt. Zion Church cemetery. I was met by 3, then 4 dogs when more than 100 feet from the car. I greeted them in friendly fashion, even though they (one especially) were barking. I turned to walk on, and one (the leader/barker--a bull dog mix) came from behind and hit my elbow with a canine--no skin broken. I tried "friendly" a bit more, but when the leader began to feint charging, I turned to dominant/aggressive mode and made counter feints. This slowed him for about 10 seconds.

I slipped out of my binocular harness and held them at ready to swing. The guy whose property adjoined the cemetery sauntered out and calmly walked to his car in the drive and began fiddling with it nonchalantly, as if ignoring the 4 barking dogs less than a couple hundred feet away. I began yelling, "Sir, call off your dogs!" Repeated it more than once, as the lead dog made several charges and I held him off by swinging Swarovskis at his head.

After fending off multiple charges with swings while slowly retreating without turning back on the dogs, the guy moseyed over to his gate and said, "Those others won't hurt you, but he will."

"Yes, I know," I yelled back. "Please call them off."

He finally did a few whistles and the dogs moved his way. The leader was slow to respond--don't think he belonged to the man, but did follow the lead of the others that direction.

I took the opportunity of the dogs' distraction to retreat a bit faster to the car. What a way to start the day.

The end of the day had some excitement, too. At sunset I walked the two-track southeast of the big lake at Rocky Fork Lakes CA. Saw Common Nighthawk and heard Chucks and one Whip. Turned around and thought, "What the heck, the only owl I saw today was dead in the center of the road, might as well try for one."

I did a couple Barred Owl imitations, walked a bit, then did it again. From behind me a Chuck-will's widow, came at head height, circled twice about 5 feet from me, giving scolding chucks as it flew, then went off down the road behind.

Feeling fully chastised, I shut up and grinning like a totally satisfied birder at the end of a full day, headed for the car.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 5/13/18 7:58 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: SANDERLINGS now, Eagle Bluffs
Chris Corben just texted:

2 Sanderlings at Eagle Bluffs in Pool 14 near the hide [blind]

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Date: 5/13/18 7:12 am
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: Black-necked Stilt at Riverlands
One BNST being seen in Ellis Bay near Wise Road.

Diane Bricmont
STL CO

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Date: 5/13/18 4:48 am
From: Cornelius Alwood <calwood...>
Subject: SLAS Field Trip to Shaw Nature Reserve in Franklin County
Hello MOBIRDERS,



Nineteen birders met at SNR Saturday morning for the day long trek to the
Meramec River and back (6 miles according to a few Fitbits). At 7:15am the
temperature was 72 degrees and reached 88 degrees at 2:45pm, when we
finished; however, the breeze provided some relief. In the meantime birds
were plentiful and the participants were happy.



Highlights: We saw several pairs of Blue Grosbeaks. Twelve Summer Tanagers
put in an appearance and were very vocal. Wood Thrushes sang in several
spots. We saw several nesting warblers including Louisiana Waterthrush,
Prothonotary Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American
Redstart, Northern Parula, and Pine Warbler. Both Yellow-throated and
Prairie Warblers were only heard. We added a few non-nesting migrating
Warblers including knockout looks at a Wilson's and Canada Warbler. We had a
Nat'l Geo moment watching a Red-shouldered Hawk eating a skink ( a still
alive skink at that). Overall we saw 75 species for the day.



Special mention should go to the two Bewick's Wrens that we saw at the
Trailhouse. A bizarre sighting, however, was one of the wren's gathering
nesting material and placing it into the bumper of a car on the Trailhouse
parking lot. We observed this behavior for ten minutes or so. The Bewick's
Wren would gather the nesting material from under or near the car. Then it
would jump up unto the muffler before entering the rear bumper. Someone
might have an unusual yard bird this evening.



We thank the volunteers who place and monitor the 85 or so nesting Bluebird
boxes throughout this 2400 acre reserve. Many of the boxes are new and have
vector devices added to them to assure that the birds are not pestered by
snakes or other varmints. All of us can attest to their efforts-Bluebirds
abound!



Finally, thanks to SLAS leaders--Bernie Favara (who always carries a scope
on these long treks), Sue Gustafson, Dick Palmer, and Mike Thelan for
finding the birds and helping the participants see them.



Checklist for ebirds here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45603122



Connie Alwood

St. Louis County














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Date: 5/12/18 8:39 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Re: Piping Plover Eagle Bluffs Pool 14 now
A little more on the Piping Plover at Eagle Bluffs this evening:

We had walked into Pool 14 from the turnaround and were scoping from right
next to the blind. When we left near dark, the bird was still visible on
the southwestern shore of Pool 14, at the front of a small mudflat.
Although there were also a few Semipalmated Plovers in the pool, the
nearest birds to the Piping Plover were peeps and Pecs. We were interested
to see that this particular bird has yellow bands on both legs. (There
were also four Black-bellied Plovers still in Pool 14 when we left.)

Hope thats helpful and that the bird sticks around.

Good birding everyone,
Pete






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>See title.
>
>Pete
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Date: 5/12/18 6:08 pm
From: John Besser <jbesser1...>
Subject: Possible early nesting HESP, Boone County
While conducting the annual Boone county migration count at the Albert
Audubon nature area, Ellen Ehrhart and I played a recording of Henslow's
Sparrow at a restored tallgrass prairie habitat. Almost immediately, I
heard what sounded like nestling birds very close to where we were
standing, and we soon heard and saw an adult HESP about 20 feet from where
we stood. This individual was very agitated and eventually came within
about 10 feet of our location and gave alarm calls. Two other HESP also
sang normal songs in response to the recording and/or to the the agitated
bird, but these birds stayed at a substantial distance, as is normal
behavior in my experience.

I thought at the time that we may have started the bird off a nest, but I
was skeptical that HESP would have nestlings this early in the season, and
I did not want to disturb any nesting activity. When I get home, I
conducted an online search and found a phenology diagram for this species
from Birds of North America online. (I do not subscribe, but I was able to
find the image via Google search.) Although I'm not familiar with this
type of diagram, it looks to me that mid-May is at the beginning of the
time range for first broods of this species. Although not exactly
conclusive evidence, this suggests to me that these birds have been
'getting busy' early in the nesting season, despite our late spring!



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Columbia MO
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Date: 5/12/18 4:49 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Piping Plover Eagle Bluffs Pool 14 now
See title.

Pete

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Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 4:33:18 PM
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Subject: Re: Burrowing Owl - Dade County- No

That is true. Been doing a BBS-type grasslands survey for 20 years; in fact the Burrowing Owl spot is one of the stops. At this area, one would never guess that both Dickcissels and Eastern Meadowlarks are at risk.

Lisa Berger
Springfield, MO

> On May 12, 2018, at 14:07 PM, Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> wrote:
>
> I spent about two hours mid-morning on Thursday looking for the owl without any luck. The nice farmer even came over to make sure I had found the favorite mound. But he also said he hadnt seen it since they put fertilizer on the field a few days ago.
>
> I did find a distant Upland Sandpiper in a field to the west.
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> If there was a market for Dickcissels and Meadowlarks Dade County farmers could retire young.
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Date: 5/12/18 4:31 pm
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: Re: Crazy birds PISI
Same here. Had a large flock of Pine Siskins at Arrow Rock today during Garden Show. Swainson’s Thrushes were hopping about in town, amidst people and traffic as Robins do.

Ethan Duke
Assistant Director
Missouri River Bird Observatory
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> On May 12, 2018, at 2:22 PM, Amy Skeans <amyskeans...> wrote:
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> I was JUST looking out my window at a small flock of pine siskins at my feeders before I read this and thinking the same thing. I am sort of between a novice and intermediate birder and thought "no one is going to believe me."
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> Crazy indeed!
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Date: 5/12/18 2:33 pm
From: Lisa Berger <goshawk...>
Subject: Re: Burrowing Owl - Dade County- No
That is true. Been doing a BBS-type grasslands survey for 20 years; in fact the Burrowing Owl spot is one of the stops. At this area, one would never guess that both Dickcissels and Eastern Meadowlarks are at risk.

Lisa Berger
Springfield, MO

> On May 12, 2018, at 14:07 PM, Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> wrote:
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> I spent about two hours mid-morning on Thursday looking for the owl without any luck. The nice farmer even came over to make sure I had found the favorite mound. But he also said he hadn’t seen it since they put fertilizer on the field a few days ago.
>
> I did find a distant Upland Sandpiper in a field to the west.
>
> If there was a market for Dickcissels and Meadowlarks Dade County farmers could retire young.
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Date: 5/12/18 1:21 pm
From: Amy Skeans <amyskeans...>
Subject: Re: Crazy birds
I was JUST looking out my window at a small flock of pine siskins at my feeders before I read this and thinking the same thing. I am sort of between a novice and intermediate birder and thought "no one is going to believe me."

Crazy indeed!

Amy

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Date: 5/12/18 12:45 pm
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>
Subject: Re: Crazy birds
Hummingbird banding has been s-l-o-w so far. Only 2 trapped at my home, 2 at Onondaga Cave, 26 at Montauk, and 1 today at Powder Valley's bio blitz. My neighborhood has several times more feeders than hummers! Onondaga did report a large influx on Tuesday, though, so perhaps more will arrive soon. Remember, most of these birds are just passing through, and June--the heart of nesting season--is usually pretty quiet at feeders. Will that shift this year? Stay tuned...

I've been tracking/mapping hummingbird migration since 1996, and every passing year increases my doubt that "normal" still has any meaning in this context. It appears that a few birds got an early start, then a window closed, and the rest of the migrant population is lagging weeks behind. It's almost certainly weather related, and presumably a result of climate change as weather becomes more chaotic. If you'd like to hear more of my data-deficient theories, feel free to email me off-list. :)

Lanny Chambers
Fenton, MO
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> On May 12, 2018, at 14:10, Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> wrote:
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> As we approach mid-May I sit here puzzled by having seen more Pine Siskins at my feeders today than Hummingbirds.
>
> Just not normal.

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Date: 5/12/18 12:19 pm
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Mississippi Kite observed near Creve Coeur Park
When I was moving the garden hose around, there was quite a commotion in the tree tops in the front of my home. At first, I thought it was the Turkey vultures soaring on thermals, but then I realized that there was a Mississippi Kite perched at the top of my neighbor's sweet gum tree! Got a nice look before the bird headed towards the park.
Mary Dueren
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Date: 5/12/18 12:10 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Crazy birds
As we approach mid-May I sit here puzzled by having seen more Pine Siskins at my feeders today than Hummingbirds.

Just not normal.

Mike Grant
Chesterfield, MO
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Date: 5/12/18 12:08 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Burrowing Owl - Dade County- No
I spent about two hours mid-morning on Thursday looking for the owl without any luck. The nice farmer even came over to make sure I had found the favorite mound. But he also said he hadn’t seen it since they put fertilizer on the field a few days ago.

I did find a distant Upland Sandpiper in a field to the west.

If there was a market for Dickcissels and Meadowlarks Dade County farmers could retire young.

Mike Grant
Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 5/12/18 6:40 am
From: Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...>
Subject: Ruddy Turnstones
6 Breeding plumage Ruddy Turnstones in Ellis Bay across from Heron Pond.

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Date: 5/11/18 7:26 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Girlie Birders
All,

An explanation is certainly in order.

Girlie Birders is the name of a group of cracker-jack women birders in the Kansas City area that go birding together on Thursday. I have the contact information I need. Thanks to all who responded.

If cracker-jack is a new term for you, google the definition (not the movie theater treat).

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 5/11/18 7:14 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Riverlands/West Alton Access
Started at Riverlands this afternoon. Lots of shorebird habitat, not too many shorebirds. The best for me were a couple of Wilson's Phalaropes. 3 Caspian and 1 Least tern along with a couple hundred Pelicans were other birds of note.
At West Alton access I walked about 1/2 mile along the edge of the mud ( rubber boots a real good idea) and was able to get close to about 1,000 shorebirds. All the Peeps were represented along with Long-billed dowitchers, Dunlins, both yellowlegs, 2 Stilt sandpipers in breeding plumage and a Sanderling. Was enjoying the show until a Peregrine showed up and chased off ALL the shorebirds.That is the second time that has happened to me this year.
At Lincoln shields there was a flock of 18 Semi-palmated plovers.
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Date: 5/11/18 4:23 pm
From: Miller, Terry <millert...>
Subject: Least tern
I am at Smithville lake, Camp Branch marina, scoping the rocky point near the swimming beach. There are 4 Caspian terns and one LEAST TERN. I will upload fair pictures to ebird that I took with my scope and cell phone. As busy as this place is on the weekends, either tonight or very early in the morning will be your best chances!!

Terry L Miller
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Clay co. Kearney, MO



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Date: 5/11/18 12:01 pm
From: Jean Neely <dustandwood...>
Subject: Mississippi Kite near Stephens Lake Park, Columbia
There were 2 Mississippi Kites sitting in the top of tall trees on Calvin Dr, which is off of East Walnut, just north of the Reichmann Pavilion in Stephens Lake Park. Then they took off and soared around overhead for a while. Beautiful! Maybe it's the same pair that were around here last year.

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Date: 5/11/18 10:32 am
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Tower Grove/Carondolet Park
Birded Tower Grove from 6:30 till 8:00AM, very quiet, just a few species, best was a Bat-Breasted Warbler.
Carondolet was much birdier. Had Chestnut-sided, Cape May, Wilsons, Blackburnian, Black-throated green, Chestnut-sided, Bay Breasted,Common Yellowthroat; Warbling, Philadelphia and Red-eyed vireo. Thanks to Chrissy McClaren for the guide service around the park this morning.
Dave HaenniDes Peres, MO

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Date: 5/11/18 9:06 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Contact for Girlie Birders needed
If you have an email address for a Girlie Birder member other than Sherry Leonardo who is out of state, please reply off list.

Thanks,

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 5/11/18 4:01 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Bonanza: Warblers at Long Branch & Shorebirds at Loess Bluffs
Pete Monacell and Paul McKenzie reported Cape May, Blackburnian and Bay-breasted Warblers, a Veery, and 6 Yellow-bellied Flycatchers at Long Branch Lake & SP, Macon Co.

They then went to Loess Bluffs NWR, Holt Co., and viewed very large numbers of shorebirds. Among hundreds of Wilson's was a single Red-necked Phalarope. Birds viewed included Marbled and Hundsonian Godwit, hundreds of White-rumped Sandpipers, Least and American Bittern.

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Date: 5/10/18 7:54 pm
From: Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...>
Subject: Bootheel Birding
Today I began birding at Donaldson Point CA in New Madrid County. Along the
road on the east side of the area, I got two surprises. First a Black-billed
Cuckoo and then a Swainson's Warbler. Both were quite vocal. Next I went to
Seven Island CA in Mississippi County where some Bobolinks flew low over a
field. Above a Mississippi River chute there, I watched a Bald Eagle and
Black Vulture soaring among a group of Turkey Vultures and Mississippi
Kites. After that, it was on to Ten Mile Pond CA where I watched a Peregrine
Falcon battle a strong south headwind. In the F South unit, there were
Dunlins in breeding plumage mixed with peeps and pecs and a few Blue-winged
Teal. In Field R1, I found four beautiful Black-bellied Plovers and some
Black-necked Stilts. On the way home, I stopped at the Sikeston Burger King
(I-55 exit 67) and found the Western Kingbird that Tim Kavan reported
yesterday. Western Kingbirds have nested at this site the last three years.
I hope this will be a fourth. A very good day in the flatlands.



Mark Haas

Jackson, MO


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Date: 5/10/18 6:40 pm
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Thursday Saint Louis Birding
The Thursday group visited Carondelet Park, Horseshoe Lake and Cahokia Mounds today. We did a minor big day in support of the Saint Louis Audubon and WGNSS Birdathon. We got 88 species in about 6 hours. The biggest highlight was the White-faced Ibis at Cahokia Mounds in the pond by the headquarters. While we were watching it a flock of Mississippi Kites flew over. A close bird in full breeding splendor. At Horseshoe Lake there were lots of Common Terns and some good shorebirds at the two ends of the causeway to the island. Two Willets, six Short-billed Dowitchers, and a Stilt Sandpiper were the best birds. The Bobolinks showed well in the large field on the Rt 203 side of the lake. Carondelet produced good warbler numbers, but we did not find anything unexpected. Some very cooperative low Blackpolls which gave good views and the resident Hairy Woodpecker on its pounding tree were highlights.

David Becher

Saint Louis

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Date: 5/10/18 4:33 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Alder Flycatcher and more North Mo. Birds
This morning I had an ALFL calling at the corner into the Thompson River WRP area north of town. Seems like late stuff, early stuff, and everything else is all jumbled up this year. 
Tuesday Larry Lade and I visited Loess Bluffs NWR. Some of the Highlights there were a breeding plumaged Black-bellied Plover, 2 Hudsonian Godwits, Black-necked Stilts, Least Bittern, Am. Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, and Great-tailed Grackles. We also saw two pair of Sandhill Cranes, plus two single birds flying over and vocalizing. Always cool to hear them! 
Yesterday at Poosey CA, NW Livingston Co. I relocated the Blue-winged Warbler that Terry McNeely had reported last week. It was in the same tree I had seen it in the last time a couple of years ago. I had first found this bird in this location several years. Pretty rare bird for this area. Have heard Red-shouldered Hawk there last couple of visits too as they havecontinued to expand their range. Mryna Carlton and I have observed a male Northern Harrier hanging around a CRP field a little ways east of Poosey. Yesterday I saw a female NOHA there, so possible nesting?
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Date: 5/10/18 2:55 pm
From: Al & Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: Re: Western Kingbird Bridgeton
1/2 mile to the east of the levee there is a second Western Kingbird at
the intersection of 141 (Earth City Expressway) and the Rock Road.  The
nested there last year and previous years.  Over the levee they missed
last year but a pair did nest 500 feet east of the levee so they maybe
moved there after nest damage.

Found no WEKI around previous years area in Haxelwood area including
sub-station on Fee Fee. They have filled ever vacant spot with buildings
including the new Amazon ones.  Even the St. Mary's Cemetery has
building surrounding it.

Al Smith
Bridgeton, Mo




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> Just found one WEKI at levee at end of St. Charles Rock Road. This is across from Riverwoods Trail.
> Al Smith
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Date: 5/10/18 2:38 pm
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Stones Corner Access, May 7, 2018
I had 8 Harris's sprarrows (HASP) at MDC's Stones Corner Access on May 7.
I knew that it was a good species and commented on it. Ebird flagged it.
Good
for them. No problem. Getting late for that species.
My little man, Mark, and I went there again this morning. No luck on
either them or
the white-throated sparrows that they were with.
Larry, in Joplin.
Lawrence Herbert MS.
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5-10-18.
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Subject: eBird Report - Stones Corner Access, May 7, 2018
To: <certhia13...>


Stones Corner Access, Jasper, Missouri, US
May 7, 2018 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Fair 75 F., light n. breeze.
36 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose 3
Turkey Vulture 2
Mourning Dove 2
Barred Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
vireo sp. 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 3
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Harris's Sparrow 8 Harris's sparrow were easily observed next to the
gravel road. They were with the white-th. sparrows.
Pink bill, dark face, large sparrow. Very familiar with the species.
White-throated Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 2
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Common Grackle 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45482259

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Date: 5/10/18 1:16 pm
From: Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...>
Subject: White-faced Ibis. Cahokia Mounds. (IL)
The WGNSS Thursday Birders Birdathon team had many great birds especially a
White-faced Ibis about noon working the edge of the first pond on your left
off the main entrance road.



Debbie Trowbridge
St Louis County

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Date: 5/10/18 1:05 pm
From: Michael S. <msinak...>
Subject: Re: Late Siskins
I have seen 5 at my feeders today in St. Louis county. These are a first at my feeders.

Michael Sinak
Valley Park, MO

On May 10, 2018, at 2:11 PM, Valerie Dent <rdent...> wrote:

>> We have had several pine siskins coming to our feeders for several days.
> Still here today.
>
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> Cole Camp, MO
> Benton County
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> As of this morning I still have 10+ Pine Siskins st my feeders. This is
>> much later than I usually have them. How unusual is this for my area
>> (Southwest corner of St Francois county) or is this typical?
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Date: 5/10/18 12:57 pm
From: Al and Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: Western Kingbird Bridgeton
Just found one WEKI at levee at end of St. Charles Rock Road. This is across from Riverwoods Trail.
Al Smith
Bridgeton, Mo

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Date: 5/10/18 12:11 pm
From: Valerie Dent <rdent...>
Subject: Re: Late Siskins
>We have had several pine siskins coming to our feeders for several days.
Still here today.

Valerie Dent
Cole Camp, MO
Benton County


As of this morning I still have 10+ Pine Siskins st my feeders. This is
> much later than I usually have them. How unusual is this for my area
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Date: 5/10/18 10:46 am
From: David Rogles <suneska...>
Subject: Re: Pine Siskins
Mobirders
A personal note about PISI...
My mentor, in the late '70s/ early 80's told me he had Pine Siskin nest in a tree outside the kitchen sink window. He saw them every day.
He and his brothers owned some land in Audrain or Callaway county.
Rea was the guy who knew every plant and animal by the latin binomial. He ran the Whetstone CBC for many years and would always remark about having to learn new names. And wanting to find Swamp Sparrows at Christmas.

There is more to the story but suffice to say he was 'unconfirmed' in the eyes of the birding giants in the city. Did not make him happy.

plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

Good Birding
Dave
St. Louis

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Date: 5/10/18 9:49 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: prothonotary warbler
The prothonotary warbler is consistently present at the slough at Columbia bottoms. Now sure if they are nesting or not. The only day I saw the bobolinks was Saturday morning 5/5. Maybe one and gone.

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Date: 5/10/18 9:40 am
From: David Rabenau <david...>
Subject: Prairie Warblers, Myron and Sonya Glassberg Family CA, Jefferson County
Looks like a pair (male and female) of Prairie Warblers have taken a territory at Myron and Sonya Glassberg Family Conservation Area. Had never seen this species here before. If interested, take the trail clockwise, go to the back of the first large field you come to (up the hill and past where the old asphalt road ends). There are two trees straddling the trail and the pair moving about there.

Also: Black & White, Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, Louisiana Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Chat, Ovenbird, Northern Parula.

Also, other than warblers: Wood Thrush, Summer Tanager, Wild Turkey, Red-eyed and White-eyed Vireos, Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

Didn’t get real birdy until about 9 am.

David Rabenau

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Date: 5/10/18 9:05 am
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti...>
Subject: Re: Late Siskins
I also continue to have 5-10 Pine siskins at my feeders here in Columbia every morning - I keep expecting each day to be the last, I have never had them this late. They are also singing robustly; hormones must really be revved up but they can't seem to make the decision to move on. Maybe they know something about up north that we don't!

Jean Leonatti
Columbia, MO
Boone County


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As of this morning I still have 10+ Pine Siskins st my feeders. This is much later than I usually have them. How unusual is this for my area (Southwest corner of St Francois county) or is this typical?

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Date: 5/10/18 9:01 am
From: A JOHN SOLODAR <solodar...>
Subject: Mississippi Kites U City
Saw my first Mississippi Kite this year over the 8000 block of Delmar in University City about 9:15 am. About 1 hr later had one fly over the backyard in the 8100 block of Cornell.

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Date: 5/10/18 8:47 am
From: Chris Stapleton <00000161c2f44e78-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Late Siskins
As of this morning I still have 10+ Pine Siskins st my feeders. This is much later than I usually have them. How unusual is this for my area (Southwest corner of St Francois county) or is this typical?

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Date: 5/10/18 8:46 am
From: Theresa Enderle <t.enderle...>
Subject: Re: Query of House Wren Anectdotes
We have a pair nesting in our bluebird box this year for the first time, but surely more than two are making all that joyful noise we hear!

Theresa Enderle
Independence


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Subject: Query of House Wren Anectdotes


Greetings, MoBirders,

We usually have about 3 or 4 pairs of House Wrens at our home in Marshall that are very prolific. Thus far this year, we have only one pair. Our friend in Clinton has none returning and our office in Arrow Rock that has previously had a regularly-returning pair also has none. Has anyone else experienced a dearth of these joyous, songful, and commonly under appreciated treasures?

Hoping for the best,

Ethan & Dana

P.S. Great posts about amazing birds lately (great rare bird sighting opportunities) and curious, albeit somewhat disturbing evidence of behavior (Andy and Chrissy with the ducks). Thank you all for the great updates.

Ethan C. Duke
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Date: 5/10/18 5:23 am
From: WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Re: Query of House Wren Anectdotes
Maybe it will benefit Bewick’s Wrens this year.

Anyway, we have the usual in my neighborhood. I’ve hear up to two singing.

——Bill Eddleman

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> On May 10, 2018, at 7:20 AM, MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> wrote:
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> We may have some of the missing House Wrens. One wakes me every morning with that joyous, bubbly song. Another has moved into the Martin house, and I believe another is hanging out in the backyard.
> The bad news is that a black snake was lounging on top of the hedge where I believe the #1 House Wren was nesting.
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> Greetings, MoBirders,
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> We usually have about 3 or 4 pairs of House Wrens at our home in Marshall that are very prolific. Thus far this year, we have only one pair. Our friend in Clinton has none returning and our office in Arrow Rock that has previously had a regularly-returning pair also has none. Has anyone else experienced a dearth of these joyous, songful, and commonly under appreciated treasures?
>
> Hoping for the best,
>
> Ethan & Dana
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> P.S. Great posts about amazing birds lately (great rare bird sighting opportunities) and curious, albeit somewhat disturbing evidence of behavior (Andy and Chrissy with the ducks). Thank you all for the great updates.
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Date: 5/10/18 5:20 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: Query of House Wren Anectdotes
We may have some of the missing House Wrens. One wakes me every morning with that joyous, bubbly song. Another has moved into the Martin house, and I believe another is hanging out in the backyard.
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Greetings, MoBirders,

We usually have about 3 or 4 pairs of House Wrens at our home in Marshall that are very prolific. Thus far this year, we have only one pair. Our friend in Clinton has none returning and our office in Arrow Rock that has previously had a regularly-returning pair also has none. Has anyone else experienced a dearth of these joyous, songful, and commonly under appreciated treasures?

Hoping for the best,

Ethan & Dana

P.S. Great posts about amazing birds lately (great rare bird sighting opportunities) and curious, albeit somewhat disturbing evidence of behavior (Andy and Chrissy with the ducks). Thank you all for the great updates.

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Date: 5/9/18 8:51 pm
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: Query of House Wren Anectdotes

Greetings, MoBirders,

We usually have about 3 or 4 pairs of House Wrens at our home in Marshall that are very prolific. Thus far this year, we have only one pair. Our friend in Clinton has none returning and our office in Arrow Rock that has previously had a regularly-returning pair also has none. Has anyone else experienced a dearth of these joyous, songful, and commonly under appreciated treasures?

Hoping for the best,

Ethan & Dana

P.S. Great posts about amazing birds lately (great rare bird sighting opportunities) and curious, albeit somewhat disturbing evidence of behavior (Andy and Chrissy with the ducks). Thank you all for the great updates.

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Date: 5/9/18 8:09 pm
From: Anne Wilding <00000284d469f16c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Western Tanager at Tower Grove Park
A Western tanager was seen at the bird garden in Tower Grove Park on May 6.

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Date: 5/9/18 5:42 pm
From: Jack Cowan <cowan4666...>
Subject: Mississippi kite St. Louis County
Mississippi Kite seen about 2 p.m. soaring over Sutton Boulevard and Manchester Avenue in Maplewood, St. Louis County. Jack CowanSt. Louis

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Date: 5/9/18 3:40 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo and more at Carondelet 5/9/18
Carondelet Park in St. Louis City was hopping this morning. (25
species of warbler.) We got photos of the Black-billed Cuckoo, but
haven't had a chance to add them to the report yet. There was also a
Mourning Warbler. Check out our eBird report:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45499894 [1]

Andy Reago
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Date: 5/9/18 3:31 pm
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti...>
Subject: Mississippi kite
Seen in south Columbia, while driving on Bethel Rd.



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Date: 5/9/18 2:44 pm
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Bay breasted warbler and Western kingbird New Madrid county
Observed (pure luck) my LIFER bay breasted warbler this morning along with several other warblers (yellow throated, magnolia, black poll, redstart) on a quick pit stop when I rounded the corner on the east side of Donaldson point CA. I also ran into a birder from CA when I was down there this morning. Then in between site visits this afternoon I swung into the BK in Sikeston to get a drink when I saw that the Western kingbird had returned to the usual site. Good day today.

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Date: 5/9/18 1:21 pm
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Laughing Gull at Longview Lake in Jackson County as of May 9
From the MRBA Facebook Group:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45485567

Kevin Wehner
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Date: 5/9/18 10:09 am
From: Cornelius Alwood <calwood...>
Subject: Saturday May 12th, 2018 Birding Trip to Shaw Nature Reserve in Franklin County
Hello Birders,



EVENT: This coming Saturday's birding trip to Shaw Nature Reserve (SNR)
sponsored by the St. Louis Audubon Society is open to all-members and
non-members alike. We'll meet at the entrance/visitor center at 7:30am. The
weather promises to be nice.



BIRDS: SNR offers the best opportunity in the St. Louis area to observe
nearly all of the species characteristic of the Ozarks, including
river-bottom birds. We'll especially work at seeing Henslow's Sparrow and
the nesting warblers such as Blue-winged Prairie, Cerulean, Prothonotary,
and Louisiana Waterthrush. Both Summer and Scarlet Tanagers nest at SNR.
Local birder, Donald Hayes recently spotted a Bewick's Wren attempting to
nest at the Trail House.



CONDITIONS: This trip is billed as an all day hike; therefore, we'll walk
from the Bascom House all the way to the Meramac River and back. Since we
can never be sure where we'll be at noon, please pack a snack and water.
There are restroom facilities at the visitor center, Bascom House and the
Trail House. Water is also available at the Trail House, where we will stop
for a mid-morning break.



DIRECTIONS: SNR is located approximately 23 miles from the junction of
I-44/I-270. Take I-44 west to the Gray Summit exit. Turn left across the
overpass, then immediately right; the entrance is just ahead on your left.



DESCRIPTION: the Missouri Botanical Garden manages SNR. The staff has made
extensive prairie restoration one of its major goals. Removal of Red Cedar
(Juniperus virginiana) has allowed many native wildflowers to return to the
glades. The Whitmire Garden, comprised mostly of native plants, is another
good reason to make this trip.



LEADER: Connie Alwood and several other SLAS Leaders. We hope to see many of
you there.



Connie Alwood

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Date: 5/9/18 8:44 am
From: Steve Phillips <navyav8r...>
Subject: Worm-eating Warbler @ Unity Village, Lee's Summit, Mo.



Just fnound a Worm -eating Warbler about 150' past the .357 mile marker on the nature trail.Also had Magnolia, Blackpoll, Golden-winged, Chesnut-sided, and Wilson's Warblers among others and a Scarlet Tanager. 
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Date: 5/9/18 6:35 am
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...>
Subject: Townsend's Solitaire, Buchanan co. 5/6/18 (Late)
Hi all,
Just noticed on eBird a report of a Townsend's Solitaire at Bluffwoods
Conservation Area in Buchanan co., seen May 6. Though it's a few days late,
I figured it might be worth pointing out anyway.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45474891

Jared Gorrell
Jackson County IL
5/9/18

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Date: 5/9/18 5:50 am
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Townsend's Solitaire at Bluffwoods CA
Crosspost from Missouri Rare Bird Alert Facebook Group:

Townsend's Solitaire at Bluffwoods Conservation Area in Buchanan Co. as of May 6 (Sunday).

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45474891

Kevin Wehner
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Date: 5/9/18 4:20 am
From: Jim Gorski <josepheaglefeather...>
Subject: Curious Red Tailed Hawk behavior
Yesterday, while mowing a field with a large commercial tractor near Harrahs North Kansas City casino, I noted a mature Red Tailed Hawk behaving oddly. As I mowed along a fence line, the Hawk would land within 5 feet of my tractor, and wait for me to pass, looking to see if any rodents/prey had been stirred up in the field. I could literally have reached out and touched this Hawk it was so close. I have observed this behavior before, mostly with Great Crested Flycatchers and Swallows, but never a Hawk. For at least 30 minutes, this Hawk would only move a few feet in either direction and then land back on the fence, with no fear whatsoever of the large tractor and the noise associated with it.

A few days ago, National Geographic put out an article entitled "In cities, wildlife evolves astonishingly fast", great article. I guess my encounter with the Hawk yesterday was a perfect example. I am curious if anyone else has noted this type of behavior with Red Tailed Hawks?

thank you.

Jim Gorski
Kearney Missouri
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Date: 5/8/18 11:57 pm
From: Jessie Goodwin <jyhgy9...>
Subject: Proposed Development: St. Charles County
>>Where:

The Great Rivers Greenway-Katy Trail connector (aka Busch Greenway) is a birding destination in St. Charles County that was recently brought to the attention of much of the local birding community. The approximately two-third mile trail winds through a deep valley near the Missouri River. With a wastewater treatment plant next to the trail head (it actually doesn't smell), the stream is always flowing. (Trail head at 38.694672, -90.684355)

This morning, the valley was full of thrushes, vireos, and warblers, including a Canada warbler and two mourning warblers.

The land west of this trail is part of Busch Conservation Area. The land to the east is owned by the University of Missouri System. A golf course is present on the tract owned by the UM System which is visible for a short portion of the trail.

>>What:

A developer is proposing a housing development on top of the eastern ridge of this valley, filling now-forested gaps in the golf course and the surrounding hilltops. The proposal is for 362 units on the 386-acre property. This will destroy and further fragment habitat. Additional information and project documents are provided at the link at the end of this email.

The developer has revised the proposal once to add Conservation Restrictions, reduce the density of development, and add a 100-foot setback from the Busch Greenway trail. The result is a proposal that is improved but not acceptable to many advocates of the trail and habitat. Changes focused on the visibility of the development from the trail, which does not improve the fragmentation of the habitat. The Conservation Restrictions prohibit twenty-seven specific invasive species and otherwise provide "requirements" and suggestions that will be difficult to enforce. All Conservation Restriction enforcement will be the responsibility of the development's Board of Directors, should they choose to do so.

The developer's request for re-zoning of the area was rejected by the Planning and Zoning Commission; however, the St. Charles County Council can vote to allow the project to proceed at their meeting on May 21, 2018 at 7pm.

>>What we can do:

-If you have additional information about this site/development/status, I'd like to hear it and be more informed.

-Email the St. Charles County Council at <council...> and share your thoughts on the project. I know that this email reaches many outside of St. Charles County. This development will cause habitat destruction and fragmentation adjacent to the Katy Trail, which is a Missouri State Park. Even if we can't see the houses from the Katy Trail, our experience as (tax-paying) birders will be impacted.

-An eBird hotspot was added for Busch Greenway this morning. There are currently six checklists submitted to the location with a total of 97 species; if you have birded this location before the hotspot was available, please edit your location to add to this data set.

>>Source/More Information:

The majority of my information was obtained from the Katy Land Trust at the website below.
http://katylandtrust.org/proposed-development-katy-trail-missouri-river/

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Date: 5/8/18 8:26 pm
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary...>
Subject: Black-headed Grosbeak
So I just want to clarify that we still don't know where the bird was
sighted even though we have all clarified that the birder is credible? Has
anyone been able to get a hold of him? I would LOVE to get that bird.



Christine Kline

Co-Chair, Wings Over Weston

Burroughs Audubon

Pleasant Hill, MO

(816) 540-3515 or (816) 824-1074

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Date: 5/8/18 7:19 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Mallards engaging in 'group mating' - 4/23/18 - video
We love birds, but there are rare occasions where we are appalled.
Encountering such an occasion last week, we videotaped mallards
engaging in what we will euphemistically call 'group mating.' We knew
mallard mating was a rough thing between a male and a female, but we
had never witnessed the 'group mating' that can sometimes lead to the
female's death. We've read that the female will often encourage this
behavior at her own risk in order to supposedly increase her 'gene
pool.' I would normally encourage you to enjoy my videos, but in this
case, I would like to forewarn you that this may not be easy to watch.
May you be educated by it and draw your own conclusions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQOm1zL5-j0 [1]

Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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Date: 5/8/18 6:47 pm
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...>
Subject: BHGR





John Vanderpoel is a HIGHLY credible reporter - whom I would characterize as one of North America’s finest birders.

John created the Large and Small Gulls of N. Am. And hired or co-partnered with Jon Dunn in this project. I was a primary source of gull footage for this project.

John V conducted an excellent National Big Year and lives in Colorado. So he would be extremely knowledgeable about BHGR and also very familiar with this species.

Tim


Timothy Barksdale
Birdman Productions LLC
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Sedalia,MO

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From: Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...> <mailto:<tjgbp7...>>
Subject: Re: Probable Black-headed Grosbeak @ Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.)
Date: May 8, 2018 at 2:09:24 PM CDT


I have contacted him on Facebook, I will report back if/when he replies.

Tommy J Goodwin Jr., E.I.
417-241-9189 | <tjgbp7...>  <mailto:<tjgbp7...>

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 2:03 PM, <birdsecretary...> <mailto:<birdsecretary...>> wrote:
Does anyone know him? It would be great if we could find out where in Weston Bend State Park he saw it. It’s a big place with lots of trails.

Christine Kline
Pleasant Hill, MO
<birdsecretary...> <mailto:<birdsecretary...>

From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> On Behalf Of Tommy Goodwin
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 1:47 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Probable Black-headed Grosbeak @ Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.)

Potential Black Headed Grosbeak north of KC. I do not know the reporter (John Vanderpoel), but his profile seems reputable (2011 Big Year birder with 744 species). No picture, but description matches the species.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45455624 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45455624>

Tommy J Goodwin Jr., E.I.
St. Charles, MO
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Date: 5/8/18 4:36 pm
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: Thank you, ASM Meeting
Mo Birders / Conservationists,

We at MRBO have so many people to thank for sharing and creating the experiences at the ASM meeting at the superb venue of Arrow Rock SHS  <https://mostateparks.com/park/arrow-rock-state-historic-site> his past weekend. The list of individuals is too long to mention here. Generous support from the Arrow Rock and birding communities was exceptional. We all had such great time and learned so much from it. It is our hope that people came away from the meeting with a better understanding of the habitats provided by private landowners enrolled in programs liked the USDA/NRCS Wetland Reserve Easements (WREs), Missouri Department of Conservation lands, Missouri Department of Natural Resources sites, and the US Fish and Wildlife Refuge System. Supporting those agencies and non-profit organizations such as ASM, MRBO, Missouri River Relief <http://riverrelief.org/> (MRR), and others makes a world of difference for people and birds.

For those who were unable to attend, highlights included;
-Together, we are all excited to bring the long-awaited vision of a Missouri Young Birders’ Club (MYBC) to fruition. The incredible participation of the young birders in attendance was enjoyed by many as they shared presentations of their experiences and insights. Youth and adult participation in the MYBC was meaningful and productive. Many thanks to Ken Keffer <http://www.kenkeffer.net/>, who’s experience with young birders’ clubs was a great asset and for his entertaining and content-rich Keynote Presentation.

-We visited a few of the private wetlands in Saline and Cooper Counties. The vast majority of Missouri wetland habitat is on private lands. After years of monitoring these wetlands, we have found that is often not a lack of draw-down (shallow water / mud) for shorebirds that is of concern, but rather permanent water and suitable vegetation for our secretive marsh birds. We are so very thankful to the private landowners, USDA/NRCS, and MDC staff who work tirelessly to deliver so many valuable acres of wetland habitat (often with little or no credit). Reminder: those who birded the private wetlands, please keep your eBird checklist from those sites hidden, until we find the best solution to insure landowner privacy.

-Excellent birders led many field trips throughout a wide array of habitats on several field trips. Grand Pass CA, Van Meter SP, Arrow Rock SHS, Pershing SP, Swan Lake NWR, and the Cole Camp Prairies did not disappoint. Our enormous thanks to field trip leaders Sherry Leonardo, Michael O’Keefe, Terry McNeely, Steve Kinder, and Marge Lumpe, as well as our own MRBO staff.

-When not on formal excursions, visitors were able to experience the amazing town birds of our venue at the amazing Arrow Rock State Historic Site. Warblers, Thrushes, and other favorite birds were part of the continued showcase of cultural and natural history of the town.

-An exciting excursion was made possible by the amazing staff and volunteers of Missouri River Relief <http://riverrelief.org/> After birding the beautiful bottomland forests of the Big Muddy NWR <https://www.fws.gov/refuge/big_muddy/> we met up with the boats and embarked on a tour of one of the most remote areas of the Big Muddy system, Jameson Island. Along the way, we enjoyed a steady stream of information about the history and current plight of our great rivers. We were able to see and hear all of the forest birds one would expect, passage migrants using various island habitats, as well as nesting Bank and Northern Rough-winged Swallows.

-Many of us grazed on Audubon Conservation Ranching Program’s <http://www.audubon.org/conservation/ranching> certified-ranch beef and learned more about the program from speaker and MDC Grassland Coordinator Max Alleger.

So much happened in only a few days! We hope you all can attend the next ASM meeting, this fall in Columbia September 28th-30th.

With thanks,

Team MRBO

P.S. Please email <paige.witek...> <mailto:<paige.witek...> if you are anyone you know is wishing to contribute to and/or participate in the Missouri Young Birders Club.


Ethan C. Duke
Assistant Director / Co-founder
Missouri River Bird Observatory
www.mrbo.org
<http://mrbohappenings.blogspot.com/>
https://www.facebook.com/moriverbirdobs
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Date: 5/8/18 4:04 pm
From: Paul McCaslin <Pjmccaslin...>
Subject: Mississippi Kites St. Louis County
Always a good day when the Mississippi Kites return. Saw one this afternoon near Spoede and Conway, then another at W Florissant and Canfield.

Paul McCaslin
www.mo-outdoors.com
St. Louis County

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Date: 5/8/18 4:01 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: MOWA and CAWA at Rock Bridge State Park
Yesterday afternoon I saw a male Mourning Warbler and male Canada Warbler
in the space of a few minutes at Rock Bridge State Park. These were both
life birds for me, which felt surreal. Edge and her party had seen a MOWA
earlier in the day, and this may well be the same bird I saw.

Last evening Brad located a MOWA near where I had seen one, but not a
CAWA; however, this morning Brad and I observed both a MOWA and a CAWA
very near where I had seen them the day before. Also, two Philadelphia
Vireos and a Gray-cheeked Thrush.

Specifically, from the Devils Ice Box parking lot, take the Spring Brook
Trail north, to where it meets Gans Creek. This is not a long walk (and
those of you on Edges excellent bird walk last Tuesday morning will
recall that this was our route for the first portion of the outing). You
might stay here and observe; you might head east along Gans Creek,
scanning the trees and forest floor; or, you might cross Spring Brook for
higher elevations.

Yesterday afternoon I saw both birds without crossing Spring Brook, but
today we crossed it and saw a male MOWA almost immediately to the right of
the trail, low in some shrubs. As we walked up the trail and the ridge
west of Spring Brook, we heard a CAWA and located it 200 feet or so from
Spring Creek, also low to the ground. The CAWA had flown down from higher
up on the ridge. On the previous day, the CAWA was higher up in the
Sycamores, whereas the MOWA was down in the bushes, as it was today.

My photos of these birds on yesterday and todays eBird checklists are
awful. The birds, on the other hand, were gorgeous.

Good birding everyone,
Pete


Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

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Date: 5/8/18 3:02 pm
From: Steve Griffaw <sgg.bluesfan...>
Subject: Western Kingbird/Scissor Tailed Flycatcher Jefferson City airport
On the way back home from a morning of birding in St Louis I went by the
Jefferson City airport and found a couple of Western Kingbirds on the fence
to the left when heading down toward the Wastewater treatment facility and
then in front of the facility on the opposite side was the Scissor Tailed
Flycatcher.

Also on the west side of highway 54 on the south outer road saw a Eurasian
Collared Dove.

Steve Griffaw
<sgg.bluesfan...>
Jefferson City MO

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Date: 5/8/18 2:45 pm
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Bewick's Wren in Jefferson Barracks Park, St. Louis
Crosspost from Missouri Rare Bird Alert Facebook Group:

Reported Monday, May 7:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45420272

Kevin Wehner
ASM Webmaster & Membership Chair
<kevinwehner...>
Columbia, MO

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Date: 5/8/18 2:34 pm
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: RFI: posting locations of sightings
Christine Kline brings up a very good point about the location of the
Black-headed Grosbeak.

It reminds me I have been wanting to post this friendly reminder/request
for some time.
Firstly, MANY thanks to birders that already post sightings locations.
Keep up the good work
and the following is not meant for those folks.

On to my friendly request.
YES, it would be nice if folks could remember to include even a ballpark
location
of rarities to semi-rarities that others would want to chase that are
found within a
city/county/state park, CA, refuge, etc. Whether it be on your eBird
list, Mobirds or Facebook post.

Know everyone is busy, busy and typing on smart phones is not all that
easy but if one could remember to just take a few minutes to think about
your fellow birders, physically handicapped or not, it would be
GREATLY appreciated. Since people are not wanting to post on Mobirds for
various reasons (shrug), remember to put that info on your eBird
list or Facebook post.

Stop and think for a second if it was YOU that might want to try to
re-find that bird.
YES, birds fly, but some might stick around long enough or in a close
enough location
for others to chase.

MANY thanks X1000.

Also, those that are so inclined to take offense and flame (my breathing
offends some I am sure),
hey, just save it and enter it into your journal.
I am kinda' in the same "state of mind" as the exiting House/Senate
GOPers, pretty much makes no mind to me. :-)

Respectfully,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Date: 5/8/18 12:41 pm
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary...>
Subject: Re: Probable Black-headed Grosbeak @ Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.)
Does anyone know him? It would be great if we could find out where in Weston Bend State Park he saw it. It’s a big place with lots of trails.



Christine Kline

Pleasant Hill, MO

<birdsecretary...> <mailto:<birdsecretary...>



From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Tommy Goodwin
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 1:47 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Probable Black-headed Grosbeak @ Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.)



Potential Black Headed Grosbeak north of KC. I do not know the reporter (John Vanderpoel), but his profile seems reputable (2011 Big Year birder with 744 species). No picture, but description matches the species.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45455624




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Date: 5/8/18 12:09 pm
From: Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...>
Subject: Re: Probable Black-headed Grosbeak @ Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.)
I have contacted him on Facebook, I will report back if/when he replies.

*Tommy J Goodwin Jr., E.I. *
417-241-9189 | <tjgbp7...>

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 2:03 PM, <birdsecretary...> wrote:

> Does anyone know him? It would be great if we could find out where in
> Weston Bend State Park he saw it. It’s a big place with lots of trails.
>
>
>
> Christine Kline
>
> Pleasant Hill, MO
>
> <birdsecretary...>
>
>
>
> *From:* Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> *On Behalf
> Of *Tommy Goodwin
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 8, 2018 1:47 PM
> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
> *Subject:* Probable Black-headed Grosbeak @ Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.)
>
>
>
> Potential Black Headed Grosbeak north of KC. I do not know the reporter
> (John Vanderpoel), but his profile seems reputable (2011 Big Year birder
> with 744 species). No picture, but description matches the species.
>
>
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45455624
>
>
>
> *Tommy J Goodwin Jr., E.I. *
>
> *St. Charles, MO*
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Date: 5/8/18 11:47 am
From: Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...>
Subject: Probable Black-headed Grosbeak @ Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.)
Potential Black Headed Grosbeak north of KC. I do not know the reporter
(John Vanderpoel), but his profile seems reputable (2011 Big Year birder
with 744 species). No picture, but description matches the species.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45455624

*Tommy J Goodwin Jr., E.I. *
*St. Charles, MO*
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Date: 5/8/18 10:38 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Western Kingbird-Boone Co.
Read Western Kingbird in that first line.

edge

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edge Wade" <edgew...>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:37:17 PM
Subject: Western Kingbird-Boone Co.

Late this morning, I followed up on Brad's eBird report and photo of a Western Flycatcher at Old Miller substation. It was there, on a power line a few feet north of the substation north fence line. No nest yet. Nesting there were American Robin, House Sparrow and maybe MODOs.

The electrical substation is on the northwest corner of the intersection of Rolling Hills Rd. and Old Miller Rd. This is south of New Haven Rd. There is a gravel pull in on the south side of the substation.

Also today, a Bald Eagle brought in a good-sized fish for the two large eaglets at the Beef Farm. A Great Blue Heron was wading belly deep in R-1 lake, catching fish at the rate of 1 to 2 a minute for the 6 minutes I watched it.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 5/8/18 10:37 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Western Kingbird-Boone Co.
Late this morning, I followed up on Brad's eBird report and photo of a Western Flycatcher at Old Miller substation. It was there, on a power line a few feet north of the substation north fence line. No nest yet. Nesting there were American Robin, House Sparrow and maybe MODOs.

The electrical substation is on the northwest corner of the intersection of Rolling Hills Rd. and Old Miller Rd. This is south of New Haven Rd. There is a gravel pull in on the south side of the substation.

Also today, a Bald Eagle brought in a good-sized fish for the two large eaglets at the Beef Farm. A Great Blue Heron was wading belly deep in R-1 lake, catching fish at the rate of 1 to 2 a minute for the 6 minutes I watched it.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 5/8/18 9:50 am
From: Barbara Mayer-Douglas <bmayerdoug...>
Subject: Re: MIKI in Joplin
A beautiful Mississippi Kite perched in my backyard tree on May 4th.  I have seen them soar overhead in the past, but landing in my yard is a first!  Great photo opp!
Barb Mayer-DouglasSouth St. Louis County
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:40 AM
Subject: MIKI in Joplin

Two Mississippi kites overhead here at our Joplin residence.We live a short mile north of MSSU.  This May 8 date is theirexpected date to be first observed here.  So, right on time!Larry, in Joplin, Jasper County.Lawrence Herbert                                                   5-8-18. The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
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Date: 5/8/18 8:40 am
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: MIKI in Joplin
Two Mississippi kites overhead here at our Joplin residence.
We live a short mile north of MSSU. This May 8 date is their
expected date to be first observed here. So, right on time!
Larry, in Joplin, Jasper County.
Lawrence Herbert 5-8-18.

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Date: 5/7/18 8:28 pm
From: Dave Henness <0000016f628c72ed-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Burrowing Owl in Dade County & Lazuli Bunting at Loess Bluffs NWR
I got to see the Burrowing Owl, thanks to the very nice landowner. When I first arrived at the location the landowner was spreading fertilizer in the field where the owl was being seen, so I figured I wasn’t going to have any luck. However, when the gentleman saw me looking, he stated walking up the road towards me, so I backed up to talk to him. He told me the owl had flown into the field on the west side of the road, which is where I eventually spotted it.

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 7, 2018, at 12:13 PM, Dave Henness <0000016f628c72ed-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the replies. I’m heading back to Joplin from The Lake of the Ozarks, taking birders direct route.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 7, 2018, at 11:23 AM, Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> wrote:
>>
>> Just an FYI: All MOBIRDS posts are archived here:
>>
>> https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=MOBIRDS-L
>>
>> The eBird checklist for the Burrowing Owl is here:
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44919698
>>
>>> On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 11:12 AM Dave Henness <eagle3194...> wrote:
>>> Could someone repost the location of the borrowing owl, I seem to have inadvertently erased the original post. Dave Henness, Joplin, Mo.
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>> On May 7, 2018, at 9:18 AM, Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> From the MRBA Facebook Group:
>>>>
>>>> The Burrowing Owl in Dade County was seen last night (May 6).
>>>>
>>>> A Lazuli Bunting was also reported on May 6 at Loess Bluffs NWR. Here's the eBird Checklist:
>>>>
>>>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45383554
>>>>
>>>> Kevin Wehner
>>>> Columbia, MO
>>>> <kevinwehner...>
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Date: 5/7/18 8:12 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: North American MIgratory Count - Boone Cty - help wanted
To: Central Missouri Birders

I'm looking for someone that would like to help with the Migratory Bird Count this Saturday, May 12. I have some smaller parks that I could use help with.

Let me know if you are interested. Areas are: Stephens Lake Park, Perry Philips Lake, Cosmo-Bethel, Nifong Park, Strawn Road, Clyde Wilson Park. I will do part of these, but can't cover them all. If you volunteer, you can have your pick. Any help would be appreciated.

Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 5/7/18 7:32 pm
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...>
Subject: Nature Work
Folks,

If you missed this 60 minutes piece on my friend Tom Mangelsen, then I would hope you will consider watching it now.

https://www.cbsnews.com/60-minutes/nature/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/into-the-wild-with-thomas-mangelsen/

Anderson Cooper does a very nice job with the story.

Tom grew up in Omaha and we met a long time ago at Jackson Hole as two midwestern young men.

Enjoy.

Tim

Timothy Barksdale
Birdman Productions LLC
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Sedalia,MO

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Date: 5/7/18 6:30 pm
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...>
Subject: Wildcard Bird Report
Mo Birders,

For me- Birding is meant to be fun and fulfilling. As an activity, it is one of my release valves and I find as I relax into the natural flow good things happen.

Late on Saturday while I was still at the ASM spring meeting, I started getting text messages.

After my friend Kendell Loyd let me know that he had accomplished his goals in St. Louis and that yet another rarity had suddenly surfaced in western Missouri, as I drove back to Sedalia for the night, a plan began to unfold.

Next thing I knew it was 3:30 am and we were brewing strong coffee for a road trip to Loess Bluff NWR.

In the next 15 hours, we went over 130 species while relocating a Lazuli Bunting originally found by Kristi Mayo and Terry Miller’s group. My personal favorite bird of the days would have to be the Least Bittern peeking out of a bed of cattails surprisingly close by before suddenly flying back about 50 yards.

For Missouri, the pools at LBNWR are perhaps (arguably) the best ones managed - which allow for some important shorebird use are at this wonderful National Wildlife Refuge. After being gone for so many years, I had hoped to find pools which were specifically drawn down for this under appreciated group of migratory birds.

With multiple large pools, each with slightly different characteristics, different species of shorebirds are able to find something to feed on or at least find a resting spot before migration urge or a hungry Peregrine Falcon move them along closer to a distant arctic nesting ground.

We found several hundred each of White-rumped & Pectoral Sandpiper, along with smaller numbers of Semipalmated, Stilt, and Least Sandpiper. We poured through the enormous flocks of Wilson’s Phalarope in multiple pools. Could not find any rare Phalaropes…

Still numerous Lesser Yellowlegs, to look through along with the rest of the list. Found here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45383554 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45383554>

Common Gallinule called and later was found sitting on one of the numerous muskrat mounds in the main pool.

Since I had brought my Canon 5D Mark II with a 600 mm. lens to test out, I wanted to return to the headquarters to see if the Lazuli Bunting was back at the feeders. We waited over an hour to attempt to relocate this beautiful male, in order to get some higher quality images, but that never happened. Everything else that had been there earlier repeatedly fed or at least returned.

On our way back, we stopped at Watkins Mill St. Park, where we searched for Olive-sided Flycatcher found by Kristi Mayo earlier, and although we found nearly every other species she had, we were unable to find the Olive-sided. A lone male Lesser Scaup hugged the dam and a single Caspian Tern patrolled above.

Our final fun bird was a Western Kingbird in front of a fire station along Hwy 10. We ended the day with 136 species.

-Note on the ASM meeting- I had such a great time meeting and re-meeting old friends. Great to be back.

Tim


Timothy Barksdale
Birdman Productions LLC
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Sedalia,MO

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Date: 5/7/18 1:23 pm
From: Gary Rauvola <grauvola...>
Subject: FOS updates Glendale + Simpson Lake
Just saw FOS Blackpoll Warbler at west end of Simpson Lake (Marshall Rd
Valley Park).
FOS Baltimore Orioles (4 males, 3 females) and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks (3
males 3 females) in the backyard over the weekend, and a first-ever (in
backyard) Gray-Cheeked Thrush.

Gary Rauvola
Glendale, MO

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Date: 5/7/18 10:21 am
From: Miller, Terry <millert...>
Subject: 11th Annual (final?) KHS Vertebrate Pentathlon
11th Annual KHS Vertebrate Pentathlon
May 5, 2018

On Saturday, May 5th, the 11th Annual KHS Vertebrate Pentathlon competition occurred on a beautiful spring day!! Areas visited include Loess Bluffs NWR, Hartell CA, McGee CA, Martha LaFite Nature Sanctuary, Smithville Lake, Crystal Lakes, Tryst Falls County Park, and some private ponds and lands, etc.... And, of course, all the roads and country while in transit between them.

For those unfamiliar with our Pentathlon, it was a competition I created eleven years ago that involves identifying (seeing/hearing) as many amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. At least two members of a team must see/hear a species to count it. Fish species must be caught (one of each species is all that is required) and additional points occur with any herptile that is actually caught (all released unharmed). Finally, points are given for as many species of active bird nests found (not disturbed). We start at 5:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.. NOTE: The MDC is aware of the competition and proper ethics occur.

The ultimate purpose of this event is to provide select students with an experience that will last a lifetime and hopefully light a fire of passion for knowing and understanding our precious gift of nature!!

My fellow science teacher, Mike Niles, took two students for his team: Anthony Antos (Sr.) and Zach Anders (Jr.). My team included: Josiah Paradies (Jr.), Rachel Becker (Sr.) and my son, Jake. And, as an added bonus, my former student Kristi Mayo (KHS '97) joined us for the first half of the day. Kristi has far exceeded Mike Niles and myself in birding expertise!!

RESULTS: Mike Niles' team won 526-516 and continues the dominance of my teams while pulling further ahead (8-3) in the series. And, for the third time in eleven years, we decided to join teams at the beginning of the day and travel to Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge as we anticipated a better overall experience...and we were not disappointed!! We observed 93 species at the refuge before we parted ways around noon. For the day, my team identified 115 species of birds while Niles' team identified 129 species. The combined total of bird species for both teams was 130 species!! And, many common species eluded both teams.... .

I will list all vertebrate species at the end of this posting but I will now indicate several of the highlights of the day. These are primarily the ones mentioned during our tallying of scores and reflecting and sharing as the teams met at Subway:

At Loess Bluff NWR, Mound City, MO:

- After seeing two Black-necked Stilts earlier, we found five more very close to the road where excellent lighting enabled us to enjoy such rare viewing. Then, on two occasions, they started calling and we observed "courtship fighting?" as all five came together and then a couple would jump up and flap their wings. The bizarre display of birds possessing a stark black and white contrast on top of hot pink legs was stunning!!

- the students were fascinated with the Wilson's Phalaropes both in their plumage and their constant spinning for feeding. After seeing numerous small groups, we observed a large group of around 200 that would occasionally take flight. In total around 350 were on the refuge.

- we also walked the path behind the visitor's center to see some forest birds. It was starting to get warm and since few birds were present, we turned back down the path. A 4 - 4 foot Black Rat Snake was spotted about 7 feet up in an understory tree. Josiah was having difficulty so I went over and Kristi pulled a limb and I was able to grasp it without getting bit (but almost). We were admiring the fine specimen when Mike Niles cries out, "Kristi, get over here, I think I have a Lazuli Bunting!!" Needless to say, the Black Rat Snake only had a moment of fame. The very rare (for Missouri) Lazuli bunting flitted around behind branches making it difficult to see. Then...it flew down and landed on the top of an empty bird feeder ... just long enough for everyone to get a good look...and then it was gone! A lifer for me and all the students!!

- Rachel is in my Botany class and before we turned around on the path, I pointed out a significant stand of Paw Paw trees. She was fascinated with the small blooms and with how small the new leaves were compared to the huge leaf I had collected previously for the course.

After Loess Bluffs NWR:

- Anthony stated his other highlights of the day included a Snowy Egret that flew within 30 yards of them at Cooley Lake CA. He was also elated to participate in the V.P. for a second straight year and enjoyed checking off so many new lifers. Rachel who rode with Mike Niles team at Loess Bluffs so as to use his camera stated Anthony kept saying, "Birds are so cool!!" I believe he is definitely hooked on birding for life and he plans to go into the Conservation field.

- Rachel's top aspects of the day were the BN Stilts and at McGee CA where Josiah and a nearby N. Bobwhite were calling back and forth to each other. We were pretty close and its call was very strong and clear! At Hartell CA, my son Jake enjoyed watching Rachel talking, coaching the fish she could see near her hook and live worm as they fished. It evidently worked as he said she just kept catching them.

- Josiah really liked seeing the White-faced Ibis in the marsh. Another thrill was the Snapping turtle I coached him to pick up by the tail after he had spotted it on the side of the road. He was a little reluctant to do so until I kept the head end occupied and he finally succeeded in holding it up. He had it a little too close to his leg and I quickly advised him to hold it away from him. The profound smile he had at the accomplishment would have quickly faded with one bite!

- Zach was also there for the Snowy Egret and it shared his highlight list for the day with the BN Stilts. He was also beaming as he told of the Personal Best Black Crappie he had caught ... a very nice one about 15 inches long!!

- At Martha Lafite Nature Sanctuary, Niles' team was treated with 5 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at only 30 yards away on our very sunny and hot afternoon. They also found young groundhogs there and commented about how very cute they were.... .

- some curious locals told us that, "there are lots of snakes under the Perkins Park bridge!" so my team decided to give it a look. As we approached the bridge a significant amount of House Sparrows were calling. Evidently, a large colony of Cliff Swallow nests under the bridge had been abandoned and the ever opportunistic House Sparrows were making themselves at home. No snakes by the way...... .

- a five-lined skink was at the base of a tree. Niles told Zach to go the other side and as they both tried to catch it, it successfully scurried right up the tree and out of sight...and kept its tail!! :)

- my son Jake (30) stated he really enjoyed returning to Squaw Creek NWR (yeah, it will always be named that in my mind and his) after so many years. He liked the Yellow-headed Blackbird and the great picture was able to take of it. Bobolinks we found down a gravel road were another highlight but his favorite was during the final 10 minutes where we were fishing in a small pond in the country. The afternoon had been pretty hot and now we could feel a cool breeze stirring as the approaching but isolated storm clouds were moving our way. The deep, dark purple...against the white of the surrounding evening sky... was "bleeding" down from above as we saw that rain was falling. And to encourage us that the day's competition must end, powerful lightning bolts began shooting through the purple clouds. Tired but satisfied we had given it a good effort so we headed to Subway to meet Niles' team.

Final Comments:

I do not know if this is the final Vertebrate Pentathlon or not as I am retiring May 30th after 33 years of teaching at Kearney High School. Mike Niles will return to start his 31st year in August so maybe the two old, college "wildlife majors" will be able to give it another go... ? I do know that I will always cherish these KHS Vertebrate Pentathlons as they were always exciting with so many unexpected experiences. They were 15 hours of intense AWARENESS of what is going on around us in our natural world. Awareness is the perfect word. I constantly tell my students in class after introducing numerous native species, "You can't see if you don't look!" How much beauty is hidden to all of us because we don't take the time to look at the gifts God has been so pleased to give us!! What has more value...the artificial and superficial world we have "created" or the lovingly created natural world that is all around us? Every student over the years who has participated will affirm the latter!!

Aldo Leopold stated, "There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot." I have tried to do my best to help increase the "some who cannot". Retirement will not change that. It will just allow more opportunities for anyone who wants to tag along with me while I go looking!!!

Here is a link to see numerous pictures of the day:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Y6PgAQasr69lVxd83

Birds (101): - (Loess Bluff NWR in italics)
Snow goose
Canada goose
Wood duck
Gadwall
American Widgeon
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
N. Shoveler
N. Pintail
Hooded Merganser
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
N. Bobwhite
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe - Smithville Lake
Am. White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern - 3
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret - Cooley Lake CA
Green Heron
White-faced Ibis - 30 +
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
N. Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk?
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Kestrel
Sora
American Coot
Sandhill Crane - 1
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt - 7
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope - 350
Franklin's Gull - 60
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Mourning Dove
Barn Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
N. Flicker
E. Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
W. Kingbird
E. Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Bell's Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
E. Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
N. Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
N. Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Am. Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Summer Tanager
N. Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
LAZULI BUNTING -1
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird - 2
E. Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Fish Caught:

Largemouth Bass
Green Sunfish
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Black Crappie
White Crappie
Creek Chub
Black Bullhead

Amphibians: (* = caught)

Bullfrog*
Blanchard's Cricket Frog*
Leopard Frog species
Gray Treefrog
American Toad*
W.Chorus Frog*

Reptiles: (* = Caught)

W. Painted Turtle*
N.Water Snake
Snapping Turtle*
Black Rat Snake*
Ring-necked Snake*
Five-lined Skink
Yellow-bellied Racer

Mammals:

White-tailed Deer
E. Cottontail
E. Fox Squirrel
Gray Squirrel
Muskrat
Groundhog

Bird Nests Active:

Bald Eagle
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Am. Robin
E. Phoebe
House Sparrow
Great Blue Heron
E. Bluebird
E. Starling
N. Mockingbird
American Kestrel
Red-tailed Hawk
Barn Owl
Canada Geese
Carolina Wren
Purple Martin
Wood Duck


Terry L. Miller
Kearney High School
Ecology/College Zoology/Genetics/Botany/Astronomy/Earth Science Teacher
816-628-4585
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Date: 5/7/18 10:17 am
From: Dave Henness <0000016f628c72ed-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Burrowing Owl in Dade County & Lazuli Bunting at Loess Bluffs NWR
Thanks for the replies. I’m heading back to Joplin from The Lake of the Ozarks, taking birders direct route.

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> On May 7, 2018, at 11:23 AM, Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> wrote:
>
> Just an FYI: All MOBIRDS posts are archived here:
>
> https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=MOBIRDS-L
>
> The eBird checklist for the Burrowing Owl is here:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44919698
>
>> On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 11:12 AM Dave Henness <eagle3194...> wrote:
>> Could someone repost the location of the borrowing owl, I seem to have inadvertently erased the original post. Dave Henness, Joplin, Mo.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On May 7, 2018, at 9:18 AM, Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> wrote:
>>>
>>> From the MRBA Facebook Group:
>>>
>>> The Burrowing Owl in Dade County was seen last night (May 6).
>>>
>>> A Lazuli Bunting was also reported on May 6 at Loess Bluffs NWR. Here's the eBird Checklist:
>>>
>>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45383554
>>>
>>> Kevin Wehner
>>> Columbia, MO
>>> <kevinwehner...>
>>> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
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Date: 5/7/18 9:24 am
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Re: Burrowing Owl in Dade County & Lazuli Bunting at Loess Bluffs NWR
Just an FYI: All MOBIRDS posts are archived here:

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

The eBird checklist for the Burrowing Owl is here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44919698

On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 11:12 AM Dave Henness <eagle3194...> wrote:

> Could someone repost the location of the borrowing owl, I seem to have
> inadvertently erased the original post. Dave Henness, Joplin, Mo.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 7, 2018, at 9:18 AM, Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> wrote:
>
> From the MRBA Facebook Group:
>
> The Burrowing Owl in Dade County was seen last night (May 6).
>
> A Lazuli Bunting was also reported on May 6 at Loess Bluffs NWR. Here's
> the eBird Checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45383554
>
> Kevin Wehner
> Columbia, MO
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Date: 5/7/18 9:13 am
From: Dave Henness <0000016f628c72ed-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Burrowing Owl in Dade County & Lazuli Bunting at Loess Bluffs NWR
Could someone repost the location of the borrowing owl, I seem to have inadvertently erased the original post. Dave Henness, Joplin, Mo.

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> On May 7, 2018, at 9:18 AM, Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> wrote:
>
> From the MRBA Facebook Group:
>
> The Burrowing Owl in Dade County was seen last night (May 6).
>
> A Lazuli Bunting was also reported on May 6 at Loess Bluffs NWR. Here's the eBird Checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45383554
>
> Kevin Wehner
> Columbia, MO
> <kevinwehner...>
> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
> Archives / Subscription options / ASM Website / Email the list owners
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Date: 5/7/18 8:43 am
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Caspian Terns

Made a quick run thru the west side of Longview Lake in my way to get my car serviced this morning. There were 5 Caspian Terns at the beach along with a Ring-billed. a Herring and a Franklin’s Gull and a couple of Spotted Sandpipers. Found a Clay-colored Sparrow at Shelter 12 and a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Shelter 13.

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Date: 5/7/18 7:19 am
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Burrowing Owl in Dade County & Lazuli Bunting at Loess Bluffs NWR
From the MRBA Facebook Group:

The Burrowing Owl in Dade County was seen last night (May 6).

A Lazuli Bunting was also reported on May 6 at Loess Bluffs NWR. Here's the
eBird Checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45383554

Kevin Wehner
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Date: 5/7/18 5:35 am
From: jan Neale <billandjanneale...>
Subject: spring meeting
Amen to Bill, Marge and Edge.
In addition to the wonders of the week end are the wonderful people you get
to hang out with.
Jan Neale

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El Dorado Springs, MO
Cedar County, southwest MO
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Date: 5/7/18 5:33 am
From: Larry Lade <llade...>
Subject: Re: Pileated Woodpecker
Hey, Jo Ann send one up to our yard in St. Joseph! We see them occasionally along the Missouri River here at St. Joe, but have never had one in our yard!
Larry and Brenda Lade
St. Joseph, MO

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From: Jo Ann Eldridge
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:14 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Pileated Woodpecker

Had a Pileated Woodpecker in back yard around 7:30 this morning. One has been seen in yard before, but this was my first observation. Couple weeks ago, Jennifer saw one across street in a black maple. My sister from Chicago spotted it first this morning.
Have been seeing Rose-breasted Grosbeak in yard also. And the wren is back, fussing when I'm near a birdbox, but has not sang a full song that I've heard. Eurasion Collared-Dove is back in same white pine tree, same nest location, on her second nesting. Harris's, White-crowned, White-throated Sparrows still coming to feeders. My sister who left for Chicago this morning said she'd seen more birds in my yard than the last bird outing she had gone on in Chicago area.

Jo Ann Eldridge, Kearney, Clay Co.
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Date: 5/7/18 5:15 am
From: Larry Lade <llade...>
Subject: Re: Brewster'Warbler in Knob Noster SP
Nice Find!

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From: Larry Olpin
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:58 PM
Subject: Brewster'Warbler in Knob Noster SP

This morning Tim Pinkston and I saw a Brewster's Warbler in Knob Noster SP on the road to Bobwhite Camp. After seeing this strange bird and becoming completely puzzled by it, we went into research mode. The bird we saw was not only a Brewster's Warbler but a variation of the one usually found in the bird guides. We found a picture of the bird exactly as we saw it in "The Warbler Guide" by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle listed as a Brewster's variation. Found on page 215 if you're really interested in such things. It's moments such as this that make birding so much fun.
Larry Olpin
Warrensburg, MO
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Date: 5/6/18 7:43 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: Spring ASM Meeting
Amen, Bill.

Are you the person who might know what happened to the Barred Owl in snowfall picture? I couldn't decided last night, but now I would like it.

Can you help?

Marge


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Subject: Spring ASM Meeting

Around 100 enthusiastic birders had a great weekend at the spring meeting at Arrow Rock. The final tally was 181 species, including 28 warblers and all the possible vireos. Highlights included Hooded Warbler and three Western Kingbirds. Look for more on the newly-organized Missouri Young Birders Clubthe subject of a workshop and presentations by young birders at the meeting.

We all owe deep thanks to Dana Ripper, Ethan Duke, and all the other dedicated staff of the Missouri River Bird Observatory for organizing such a great experience!

Mark your calendars now for the Fall Meeting in Columbia 28-30 September!

Bill Eddleman, ASM Vice President

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Date: 5/6/18 7:43 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Spring ASM Meeting
Great birds, great birders, great field trips, great weather, great food, and more. In short this ASM Spring Meeting was...well, great!

Thank you to all who worked to make it so. And to attendees, thanks for sharing all this with one another. This weekend was what ASM is all about.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:02:34 PM
Subject: Spring ASM Meeting

Around 100 enthusiastic birders had a great weekend at the spring meeting at Arrow Rock. The final tally was 181 species, including 28 warblers and all the possible vireos. Highlights included Hooded Warbler and three Western Kingbirds. Look for more on the newly-organized Missouri Young Birders’ Club—the subject of a workshop and presentations by young birders at the meeting.

We all owe deep thanks to Dana Ripper, Ethan Duke, and all the other dedicated staff of the Missouri River Bird Observatory for organizing such a great experience!

Mark your calendars now for the Fall Meeting in Columbia 28-30 September!

——Bill Eddleman, ASM Vice President

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Date: 5/6/18 7:11 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Blackburnian Warbler at Blackburn Park - 5/6/18 - Close up Video
Sometimes you find yourself in a position of great privilege like
witnessing a Blackburnian Warbler preening and singing 6' from you at
eye-level. Here's a video we made of the moment to share. Enjoy. If
the link doesn't work for you, copy and past it into your browser.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNNtunq_XIE [1]

Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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Date: 5/6/18 7:02 pm
From: WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Spring ASM Meeting
Around 100 enthusiastic birders had a great weekend at the spring meeting at Arrow Rock. The final tally was 181 species, including 28 warblers and all the possible vireos. Highlights included Hooded Warbler and three Western Kingbirds. Look for more on the newly-organized Missouri Young Birders’ Club—the subject of a workshop and presentations by young birders at the meeting.

We all owe deep thanks to Dana Ripper, Ethan Duke, and all the other dedicated staff of the Missouri River Bird Observatory for organizing such a great experience!

Mark your calendars now for the Fall Meeting in Columbia 28-30 September!

——Bill Eddleman, ASM Vice President

Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/6/18 2:27 pm
From: Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...>
Subject: Re: Barry County 4/25
Barry County 5/6Migration winding down for some tired birders.  Nothing new today, unfortunately.  22 warbler species, 90 total species.  Still no Bay-breasted, Cape May, Mourning, or Canada Warblers and also no Painted Bunting.  The warbler list today includes Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Golden-winged, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Yellow, Blackpoll, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, Prairie, and Black-throated Green.
The Red-shouldered Hawk nest in our campground (Oak Hill Court & RV Park) has three chicks, one of which is starting to grow permanent wing feathers and exercises them often.  The Bald Eagle nest on the river downstream from the park and across the road from the Special Use area has at least two chicks.  We have seen one or both adults near the nest each time we drive by.
Jerry & Margie WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, MO.


On Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:08 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 5/5Margie & I came up with 102 total species, including 26 warbler species today. For most of the migrant species, the number of individuals singing has dropped off dramatically.  American Redstarts, Tennessee and Hooded Warblers are still yacking it up, and the Red-eyed Vireo, Indigo Bunting invasion is in full swing.  Sugar Camp Scenic Drive is completely leafed out and, for most part, quiet of Warbler songs.  A lot of today's list was courtesy of Margie's terrific ears.  There has been an increase in Chestnut-sided, Yellow, Wilson, and Golden-winged warblers.  The warbler list also included Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Prothonotary, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Blackpoll, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, Prairie, and Black-throated Green.
The Washburn Wetland area was also quiet this afternoon.  No sign of the Upland Sandpipers or Bob o Links we saw yesterday.  Our efforts to locate Bay Breasted, Cape May, Mourning, and Canada Warblers in this area has not been successful.  One more shot at it tomorrow.
Jerry & Margie WilliamsRepublic, Green County, Missouri

On Friday, May 4, 2018 9:55 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 5/4Another weekend in Barry County started today with 108 total species, including 26 warbler species.  Highlights were the addition of migrants seen for the first time this year, including Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Gray Catbird, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and 40-50 Bob O Links.  On the Warbler side, new for the year were Golden-winged, Magnolia, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, and Wilsons Warblers.  Hooded and Cerulean Warblers still conducting territorial singing.  15 Hooded, 6 Ceruleans.  Worm-eating Warblers getting quiet, only 5, one of which Margie saw with nesting materials.  The other warblers on the list were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee (lots), Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Blackpoll, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, Prairie, and Black-throated Green.
We also relocated a pair of Upland Sandpipers that we had not seen for a few weeks.  They moved to a field just north of the Washburn Wetlands, across the road from the Bob O Links.

Jerry & Margie WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Sunday, April 29, 2018 5:39 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 4-29
Today we spent less time in the field with fewer birders and habitats.  A long, but fun five days of birding.  But the end results were still good.  We identified 85 total species with 22 warblers in the mix.  Nice views of Cereluan Warbler on Sugar Camp road, Blackpoll Warbler and Philadelphia Vireo at the Washburn Wetland.  The warbler list today included Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Blackpoll, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Black-throated Green.
A second day of milder temperatures and sun has changed the look of the forest dramaticly.  The leaves are still not out completely, but the leaves are well on their way.
Jerry & Margie WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:57 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry county 4-28.  Today Margie & I were the leaders for the GOAS field trip to Barry County.   Our group included 22 birders.   We finished the day with 20 warbler species and 101 total species.  The warblers were Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellow-throat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rump, and Yellow-throated. 
The highlights were our first Blackburnian in this area in several years, a Yellow-throated Warbler nest, and several birders added to their life list with lifer Worm-eating, Cerulean, and Blackburnian Warblers, as well as Scarlet Tanager.  Thanks to Charley Burwick, who will be posting the full list on ebird.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Friday, April 27, 2018 9:41 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry county 4-27.  Funny what a little sunshine and warmer temperatures can do.  Bird vocalization and visibility for birders improving.  Today our group identified 21 warbler species, 96 total species.  We spent the first hour this morning in campground two, where we identified 12 warbler species.  Up on Sugar Camp Drive, a bit quieter, but still added one Cereulean, one Worm-eating, and at least a dozen Hooded Warblers.  Good looks at those three, Black-throated Green, and Prairie.   First Yellow-breasted Chat for the year.  Good day for shorebirds by our standards for this area.  Spotted, Solitary, Greater Yellow-legs, Killdeer. (Not much shorebird habitat in these parts.)  We were joined by brother Dave and six other Kansas birders, plus Jill Hays, Debbie & Steve Martin, Nancy & Hammons Shanda from GOAS.  Back at it again tomorrow leading the GOAS field trip here.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 4/26A new day, new challenges.  We ended today with 19 warbler species, 100 total species.  Highlights were Blackpoll Warbler on Sugar Camp and Swainson's Hawk near the Washburn Wetlands.  Hooded Warblers were much more vocal today, which allowed us to identify 12 of them this morning.  Ceruleans were quiet today.  None on the list.  In fact, a lot of the warbler species on Sugar Camp road were quiet except for Hooded.  The temperature stayed below 50 degrees and cloudy most of the day  There was more sound in the campgrounds of Roaring River State Park, where we saw Redstarts, Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Kentucky, Ovenbird and Black-throated Green.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri



On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:04 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Southern Barry County today was wet and chilly, but with some effort we were able to identify 92 species.  We were joined by two Kansas birders, Leon Hicks and Carolyn Schwab.  For the first time this year, we hit the 20 warbler mark.  Twenty even, to be exact.  The highlights were finally getting a visual on Black-throated Green Warbler, and great views of Tennessee, Nashville, Kentucky, Worm-eating and Hooded Warblers.  Also in the mix were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Prothonotary, Orange-crowned, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Palm, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Prairie.
We also saw a Merlin perched on Sugar Camp Road.  Haven't seen a Merlin here in several years. 
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri
















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Date: 5/5/18 8:08 pm
From: Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...>
Subject: Re: Barry County 4/25
Barry County 5/5Margie & I came up with 102 total species, including 26 warbler species today. For most of the migrant species, the number of individuals singing has dropped off dramatically.  American Redstarts, Tennessee and Hooded Warblers are still yacking it up, and the Red-eyed Vireo, Indigo Bunting invasion is in full swing.  Sugar Camp Scenic Drive is completely leafed out and, for most part, quiet of Warbler songs.  A lot of today's list was courtesy of Margie's terrific ears.  There has been an increase in Chestnut-sided, Yellow, Wilson, and Golden-winged warblers.  The warbler list also included Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Prothonotary, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Blackpoll, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, Prairie, and Black-throated Green.
The Washburn Wetland area was also quiet this afternoon.  No sign of the Upland Sandpipers or Bob o Links we saw yesterday.  Our efforts to locate Bay Breasted, Cape May, Mourning, and Canada Warblers in this area has not been successful.  One more shot at it tomorrow.
Jerry & Margie WilliamsRepublic, Green County, Missouri

On Friday, May 4, 2018 9:55 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 5/4Another weekend in Barry County started today with 108 total species, including 26 warbler species.  Highlights were the addition of migrants seen for the first time this year, including Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Gray Catbird, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and 40-50 Bob O Links.  On the Warbler side, new for the year were Golden-winged, Magnolia, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, and Wilsons Warblers.  Hooded and Cerulean Warblers still conducting territorial singing.  15 Hooded, 6 Ceruleans.  Worm-eating Warblers getting quiet, only 5, one of which Margie saw with nesting materials.  The other warblers on the list were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee (lots), Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Blackpoll, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, Prairie, and Black-throated Green.
We also relocated a pair of Upland Sandpipers that we had not seen for a few weeks.  They moved to a field just north of the Washburn Wetlands, across the road from the Bob O Links.

Jerry & Margie WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Sunday, April 29, 2018 5:39 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 4-29
Today we spent less time in the field with fewer birders and habitats.  A long, but fun five days of birding.  But the end results were still good.  We identified 85 total species with 22 warblers in the mix.  Nice views of Cereluan Warbler on Sugar Camp road, Blackpoll Warbler and Philadelphia Vireo at the Washburn Wetland.  The warbler list today included Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Blackpoll, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Black-throated Green.
A second day of milder temperatures and sun has changed the look of the forest dramaticly.  The leaves are still not out completely, but the leaves are well on their way.
Jerry & Margie WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:57 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry county 4-28.  Today Margie & I were the leaders for the GOAS field trip to Barry County.   Our group included 22 birders.   We finished the day with 20 warbler species and 101 total species.  The warblers were Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellow-throat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rump, and Yellow-throated. 
The highlights were our first Blackburnian in this area in several years, a Yellow-throated Warbler nest, and several birders added to their life list with lifer Worm-eating, Cerulean, and Blackburnian Warblers, as well as Scarlet Tanager.  Thanks to Charley Burwick, who will be posting the full list on ebird.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Friday, April 27, 2018 9:41 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry county 4-27.  Funny what a little sunshine and warmer temperatures can do.  Bird vocalization and visibility for birders improving.  Today our group identified 21 warbler species, 96 total species.  We spent the first hour this morning in campground two, where we identified 12 warbler species.  Up on Sugar Camp Drive, a bit quieter, but still added one Cereulean, one Worm-eating, and at least a dozen Hooded Warblers.  Good looks at those three, Black-throated Green, and Prairie.   First Yellow-breasted Chat for the year.  Good day for shorebirds by our standards for this area.  Spotted, Solitary, Greater Yellow-legs, Killdeer. (Not much shorebird habitat in these parts.)  We were joined by brother Dave and six other Kansas birders, plus Jill Hays, Debbie & Steve Martin, Nancy & Hammons Shanda from GOAS.  Back at it again tomorrow leading the GOAS field trip here.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 4/26A new day, new challenges.  We ended today with 19 warbler species, 100 total species.  Highlights were Blackpoll Warbler on Sugar Camp and Swainson's Hawk near the Washburn Wetlands.  Hooded Warblers were much more vocal today, which allowed us to identify 12 of them this morning.  Ceruleans were quiet today.  None on the list.  In fact, a lot of the warbler species on Sugar Camp road were quiet except for Hooded.  The temperature stayed below 50 degrees and cloudy most of the day  There was more sound in the campgrounds of Roaring River State Park, where we saw Redstarts, Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Kentucky, Ovenbird and Black-throated Green.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri



On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:04 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Southern Barry County today was wet and chilly, but with some effort we were able to identify 92 species.  We were joined by two Kansas birders, Leon Hicks and Carolyn Schwab.  For the first time this year, we hit the 20 warbler mark.  Twenty even, to be exact.  The highlights were finally getting a visual on Black-throated Green Warbler, and great views of Tennessee, Nashville, Kentucky, Worm-eating and Hooded Warblers.  Also in the mix were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Prothonotary, Orange-crowned, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Palm, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Prairie.
We also saw a Merlin perched on Sugar Camp Road.  Haven't seen a Merlin here in several years. 
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri














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Date: 5/5/18 2:42 pm
From: Judy Bergmann <jbirds...>
Subject: Golden-winged Warblers in St. Francois Co. too
Sounds as if today was a great day for Golden-winged Warblers passing thru.  I saw at least 3 about 7 am. Alas, no time to bird today - EOAS duties at butterfly gardens.  But here are highlights of the last two days here where I live.  Multiples of nearly everything!!

Golden-winged Warblers
Blue-winged Warblers
Bay-breasted Warblers - more than I've ever seen  before
Prairie Warblers
Blackpolls
Black-throated Greens
Northern Waterthrush - this is the only single individual
La Waterthrush
Orange-crowned
Nashville - many!
Tennessee - many
American Redstarts - quite a few
Magnolia - ditto
Blackburnian - several - wonderful looks
Late Yellow-rumpeds
Kentucky Warblers
Ovenbirds

Also Yellow-breasted Chats

Bird Behavior:
I am overrun with Baltimore Orioles and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at my house. They've been here for about a week and show signs of increasing in numbers rather than heading on north. I'm putting out grape jelly quite a few times a day. But I've never before seen RB Grosbeaks at the suet and the jelly, orioles at the suet and sunflower besides the jelly. Yesterday a Summer Tanager came up to the deck to see what the noise was and he sampled the grape jelly! Today a catbird landed on the SUET and hissed at the woodpeckers which tried to run it off!

Also had Bobolinks on Loughboro Road near Bismarck.
Least Flycatcher
Lincoln's Sparrow
Many Vireos including Blue-headed, Philadelphia, Yellow-throated, White-eyed, many Red-eyed.

And the usuals....

Judy Bergmann
Rural Bonne Terre
St. Francois Co.
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Date: 5/5/18 2:36 pm
From: Melissa R <roach.mc1...>
Subject: Red Crossbills -- Hawn State Park
At least a handful of RECRs are still hanging around the big grassy field
at Hawn SP, with brief looks at 4 birds today.

Melissa Roach
Farmington

Melissa Roach
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School of Natural Resources
University of Missouri
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Date: 5/5/18 1:41 pm
From: Shelly Colatskie <Shelly.Colatskie...>
Subject: Re: Black-necked Stilts at Riverlands
Black necked stilts we’re still in Ellis bay, but closer to the visitors center when we left at 230.

We had one nice look at a single bobolink at Columbia Bottoms on the first gravel road on the right ( near a shed, maybe where they were reported this morning?). A black throated green, 2 common yellow throats and 3 orchard Orioles were feasting amongst a lone sycamore tree. Dickcissels everywhere.

Also, has an awesome look at a golden winged warbler at powder valley this morning!

Enjoy!

Shelly

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On May 5, 2018, at 11:39 AM, Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...><mailto:<colaptes.auratus...>> wrote:

Four BNST in Ellis Bay across from the gas station. Sedge Wren and Marsh Wren in Heron Pond.

Diane Bricmont
STL CO

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Date: 5/5/18 11:29 am
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: A Beautiful Morning in Tower Grove Park-Results from SLAS Bird walk
With the wonderful help from Bernie Favara, a total of 19 folks had a great
walk in Tower Grove Park. We started at the Gaddy Bird Garden which was
very birdy. Bird song was everywhere, especially Tennessee Warblers.
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks seemed to be everywhere too.

The group found the Red-tailed Hawk close to their nest sight. Did not see
any active young or any feeding.
We headed to the Cypress tree and pine tree area and located 2 Great-horned
Owls dozing in the pine tree.

Around the restrooms, we had great looks at both Tennessee and Nashville
warblers.
We made a second pass at Gaddy Bird Garden and that's where we scored more
warblers:
Blackburnian, Blue-wing and Gold-wing warblers along with a first year
Summer Tanager.
Eleven Warbler species were seen and only Norther Parula was heard.Most
warblers, the tanager, and red-tail hawk were found just at the
Kingshighway end of the Gaddy Bird Garden Trail

In all 50 species seen today. Many thanks to everyone who attended. You did
great work spotting some great birds. Again thank-you very much to Bernie
Favara and his eagle-eye spotting & scope.
If anyone would like me to share the eBird list, please email mail me
privately.

Here's our list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45300463

Mary Dueren
St. Louis Audubon Society

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Date: 5/5/18 9:38 am
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: Black-necked Stilts at Riverlands
Four BNST in Ellis Bay across from the gas station. Sedge Wren and Marsh
Wren in Heron Pond.

Diane Bricmont
STL CO

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Date: 5/5/18 9:38 am
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: Virginia Rail
Two Virginia Rails are still present this morning and are visible from
Heron Pond parking lot.

Diane Bricmont
STL CO

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Date: 5/5/18 8:27 am
From: Andrew M. Scaboo <andrew.scaboo...>
Subject: Golden-winged Warblers at Grindstone Conservation Area
I had at least 3 male Golden-winged Warblers this morning at Grindstone
CA. 13 other warbler sp. too, including several Blue-winged.

Andrew
Columbia, MO

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Date: 5/5/18 7:58 am
From: Michael Brady <00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Castlewood SP birds 5/5
Pretty birdy this morn at Castlewood SP.

Good passage of golden-wing warblers.In the short 20-25 minute span of time I was there had 3-4 birds singing along the Kiefer Creek trail and the uphill section of the Grotpeter trail that starts across from the office.

A hooded warbler was singing in the patch of woods directly behind the office.Gave some decent looks with the naked eye

Stopped to phish a possible Phil vireo down from high along the Grotpeter Trail and a broad-wing came cruising on down for a quick investigation

Passed a group of birdwatchers along the creek trail.Wouldnt doubt if they have a pretty good diversity of migrants this morn

-Mike Brady
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Date: 5/5/18 7:56 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Bobolinks: Columbia Bottoms
Paul Moffett
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Columbia Bottoms take rock road to maintenance shed
and turn right and along side of road
Eating dandylion fluff
7:30 a.m.

5 bobolinks along the side of the road and flying into the fields

Have some good photos if anyone wants them

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Date: 5/5/18 4:57 am
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis Audubon Society Birdwalk in Tower Grove Park Saturday, May 5
Think of me as you all do the bird walk! We had our own Global Big Day and
Endemic Bird Day this morning (it's past midday as I write this), and for
the non-migratory season, we got a reasonable haul of birds...

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45276267

Several of these birds are endemics. Here's a beautiful bird, the
White-rumped Shama, from this morning.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-rumped_shama

Looking forward to the list from St.Louis,

Deepa.


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> St. Louis Audubon Society will have a half-day bird walk in Tower Grove
> Park starting at 7:30 am.
> We will meet at the Gaddy Bird Garden located near the intersection of
> Kingshighway and Magnolia.
> It should be a beautiful morning with hopefully a lot of warblers passing
> thru.
> Everyone is welcome! Don't forget your binoculars and good walking shoes!
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Date: 5/4/18 11:13 pm
From: Thomas Martin <momartin...>
Subject: Bell’s Vireo and Bobolink plus 50 species Cass County west

May 4 between Harrisonville and Belton:

Yellow-throated Vireo,

Rose-breasted Grosbeak,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Bluegray Gnatcatcher,

Warbling Vireo,

Indigo Bunting,

Eastern Wood Pewee,

Downy Woodpecker,

Hairy Woodpecker,

Gray-cheeked Thrush,

American Robin,

Indigo Bunting

Eastern Kingbird,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Northern Cardinal,

Tufted Titmouse,

Grey Catbird,

Red-shouldered Hawk

Osprey,

Carolina Wren,

Turkey Vulture,

American Goldfinch,

Chipping Sparrow,

Brown-headed Cowbird,

Mourning Dove,

Northern Mockingbird,

Red-tailed Hawk,

Redwing Blackbird,

Eastern Bluebird,

Bobolink,

Dicksissel,

Eastern Phoebe,

Bell’s Vireo,

Barn Swallow,

Summer Tanager,

American Kestrel,

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher,

Harris’ Sparrow,

White-crowned Sparrow,

Field Sparrow,

Chimney Swift,

E. Starling,

Rock Dove,

House Sparrow,

Common Crow,

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher,

Ruby-throated Hummingbird,

Rough-winged Swallow,

Bluejay

N. Mockingbird




Tom Martin, Belton


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Date: 5/4/18 11:04 pm
From: David Starrett <StarrettDA...>
Subject: Columbia: Warblers and orioles and a woodcock oh my!
MOBirders,

I walked the disc golf course (Harmony Bends) at Strawn Park in Columbia this morning. Counted 135+ warblers, and that was conservative. 65 TN (many singing), 25 Nashville, 20 Myrtle. 13 species total, including a couple of redstarts, a golden-winged, bay-breasted, and B&W. As seems to be true in a lot of MO and AR, there were Baltimore Orioles everywhere (we put a jelly feeder out Thursday night and had B Orioles on it almost continuously all day). A least a dozen RC Kinglets which was flagged as high number in eBird. I have found 5 vireo species there in the past couple of days. Most unexpected bird: I heard what I thought was a titmouse scolding call, but then decided it was a wren, though neither seemed right. I finally found the culprit walking through the leaf litter. A woodcock strutting along calling with his tail up like a peacock.

My checklist today put the park hotspot at 101 species. It is a nice place to bird. A couple of other birders post eBird lists there as well. It has a nice variety of habit including a couple creeks. A nice 1.5 mile loop along the course. Just have to keep an eye/ear out for flying discs.

Dave


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Date: 5/4/18 7:55 pm
From: Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...>
Subject: Re: Barry County 4/25
Barry County 5/4Another weekend in Barry County started today with 108 total species, including 26 warbler species.  Highlights were the addition of migrants seen for the first time this year, including Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Gray Catbird, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and 40-50 Bob O Links.  On the Warbler side, new for the year were Golden-winged, Magnolia, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, and Wilsons Warblers.  Hooded and Cerulean Warblers still conducting territorial singing.  15 Hooded, 6 Ceruleans.  Worm-eating Warblers getting quiet, only 5, one of which Margie saw with nesting materials.  The other warblers on the list were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee (lots), Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Blackpoll, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, Prairie, and Black-throated Green.
We also relocated a pair of Upland Sandpipers that we had not seen for a few weeks.  They moved to a field just north of the Washburn Wetlands, across the road from the Bob O Links.

Jerry & Margie WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Sunday, April 29, 2018 5:39 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 4-29
Today we spent less time in the field with fewer birders and habitats.  A long, but fun five days of birding.  But the end results were still good.  We identified 85 total species with 22 warblers in the mix.  Nice views of Cereluan Warbler on Sugar Camp road, Blackpoll Warbler and Philadelphia Vireo at the Washburn Wetland.  The warbler list today included Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Blackpoll, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Black-throated Green.
A second day of milder temperatures and sun has changed the look of the forest dramaticly.  The leaves are still not out completely, but the leaves are well on their way.
Jerry & Margie WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:57 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry county 4-28.  Today Margie & I were the leaders for the GOAS field trip to Barry County.   Our group included 22 birders.   We finished the day with 20 warbler species and 101 total species.  The warblers were Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellow-throat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rump, and Yellow-throated. 
The highlights were our first Blackburnian in this area in several years, a Yellow-throated Warbler nest, and several birders added to their life list with lifer Worm-eating, Cerulean, and Blackburnian Warblers, as well as Scarlet Tanager.  Thanks to Charley Burwick, who will be posting the full list on ebird.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Friday, April 27, 2018 9:41 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry county 4-27.  Funny what a little sunshine and warmer temperatures can do.  Bird vocalization and visibility for birders improving.  Today our group identified 21 warbler species, 96 total species.  We spent the first hour this morning in campground two, where we identified 12 warbler species.  Up on Sugar Camp Drive, a bit quieter, but still added one Cereulean, one Worm-eating, and at least a dozen Hooded Warblers.  Good looks at those three, Black-throated Green, and Prairie.   First Yellow-breasted Chat for the year.  Good day for shorebirds by our standards for this area.  Spotted, Solitary, Greater Yellow-legs, Killdeer. (Not much shorebird habitat in these parts.)  We were joined by brother Dave and six other Kansas birders, plus Jill Hays, Debbie & Steve Martin, Nancy & Hammons Shanda from GOAS.  Back at it again tomorrow leading the GOAS field trip here.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 4/26A new day, new challenges.  We ended today with 19 warbler species, 100 total species.  Highlights were Blackpoll Warbler on Sugar Camp and Swainson's Hawk near the Washburn Wetlands.  Hooded Warblers were much more vocal today, which allowed us to identify 12 of them this morning.  Ceruleans were quiet today.  None on the list.  In fact, a lot of the warbler species on Sugar Camp road were quiet except for Hooded.  The temperature stayed below 50 degrees and cloudy most of the day  There was more sound in the campgrounds of Roaring River State Park, where we saw Redstarts, Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Kentucky, Ovenbird and Black-throated Green.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri



On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:04 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Southern Barry County today was wet and chilly, but with some effort we were able to identify 92 species.  We were joined by two Kansas birders, Leon Hicks and Carolyn Schwab.  For the first time this year, we hit the 20 warbler mark.  Twenty even, to be exact.  The highlights were finally getting a visual on Black-throated Green Warbler, and great views of Tennessee, Nashville, Kentucky, Worm-eating and Hooded Warblers.  Also in the mix were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Prothonotary, Orange-crowned, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Palm, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Prairie.
We also saw a Merlin perched on Sugar Camp Road.  Haven't seen a Merlin here in several years. 
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri












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Date: 5/4/18 2:39 pm
From: Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...>
Subject: Black Vulture - St Louis County
There was a Black Vulture soaring in a thermal with a Red-Tailed Hawk over
Hunter Farms about 1/2 mile from Ladue Rd & Mason Rd this afternoon around
4:00pm.



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Date: 5/4/18 12:29 pm
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Society Birdwalk in Tower Grove Park Saturday, May 5
St. Louis Audubon Society will have a half-day bird walk in Tower Grove
Park starting at 7:30 am.
We will meet at the Gaddy Bird Garden located near the intersection of
Kingshighway and Magnolia.
It should be a beautiful morning with hopefully a lot of warblers passing
thru.
Everyone is welcome! Don't forget your binoculars and good walking shoes!

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE CLOSURE OF KINGSHIGHWAY THIS WEEKEND.
PLEASE PLAN AN ALTERNATE ROUTE AROUND THIS CONSTRUCTION AREA.
BEST ADVICE IS TAKING EAST BOUND I-44 TO VANDEVENTER TO KINGSHIGHWAY. SOUTH
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Date: 5/4/18 5:37 am
From: Turner, Lori <Lturner...>
Subject: Re: Black Vulture, Boone County
At 7:15 pm last night there were 2 Black Vultures soaring above O'Neal Rd where the bridge is east of the intersection of O'Neal Rd and Wilcox Rd. We sat there for about 15 minutes hoping they would land but they never did. At one point there were 6 Turkey Vultures on the bridge feeding on the carrion that was there.

Lori Turner
Boone county



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Edge, I believe you mean O'Neal Rd. I'm very excited about this since it's a close drive from my house!!

Thanks for the info!

Lori Turner
Boone County


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The Black Vulture Glenn Pickett reported this morning was still present at 11:35 a.m. coming to roadkill on the Rocky Fork Creek bridge on Oneal Rd.

Directions: From the I-70/Stadium Blvd. exit (#124), go north on Stadium (becomes Rt. E). Immediately past the Rt. E bridge over Rocky Fork Creek, turn right onto Wilcox Rd. Follow Wilcox Rd. to the junction with ORear Rd. (coming in on the right). Veer right onto ORear. Pull to the side as soon as you can see the roadkill in the center of the road. Stay in the car.

The Black Vulture and at least 5 Turkey Vultures have been feeding on it. Traffic scares them off, but they don't go far and soon return. If no birds on the bridge, check nearby trees. The Black Vulture is dominant and the Turkey Vultures move aside when it comes in to feed.

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Date: 5/3/18 9:41 pm
From: Steve Garr <steve...>
Subject: Golden-winged Warbler, Philadelphia Vireo + more, Cole county
  A few highlights from birding in the Bird Garden next to my work today on Ellis Blvd. in Jefferson City:In addition to the GWWA and PHVI, I had 6 Orchard Oriole, Yellow warblers, a Blackpoll Warbler, and Magnolia Warbler.Ebird lists are here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45237120and here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45237382 with a few pics.My thanks to Jane Frazier for birding with us for the evening checklist.Steve GarrJefferson City/ Cole <Countysteve...>

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Date: 5/3/18 8:48 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: More Birds, Pershing SP, Linn Co., and at Home
Some of the birds observed at Pershing today, included  Black-crowned Night Heron, American Bittern, Sora, Sedge Wren, Marsh Wren, Bell's Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Summer Tanager, and Wilson's Warbler. Most of these were at the East Zell tract. a recent addition south of the main part of the Park on the west side of Hyw 130. Dickcissels were singing all around there where a controlled burn had been done earlier. Watched an Otter "preening" in the grass also.
Lots of birds in our small yard near downtown Chilli again today. Some of the 20+ species Dianne and I observed included 8 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, 3 Indigo Buntings, 2 Baltimore Orioles, 2 Hummers, 7 Brown-headed Cowbirds,10 Pine Siskins, and a Red-headed Woodpecker. Enjoyed seeing a Clay-colored Sparrow at Myrna Carlton's yard on the west side of town. Been a Fun last 10 days!

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Date: 5/3/18 6:57 pm
From: Larry Olpin <olpin...>
Subject: Brewster'Warbler in Knob Noster SP
This morning Tim Pinkston and I saw a Brewster's Warbler in Knob Noster SP on the road to Bobwhite Camp. After seeing this strange bird and becoming completely puzzled by it, we went into research mode. The bird we saw was not only a Brewster's Warbler but a variation of the one usually found in the bird guides. We found a picture of the bird exactly as we saw it in "The Warbler Guide" by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle listed as a Brewster's variation. Found on page 215 if you're really interested in such things. It's moments such as this that make birding so much fun.
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Date: 5/3/18 5:10 pm
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...>
Subject: Forest Park Beginner Birder Walk: Saturday, May 5th @ 8:15-10:30 am @ Picnic Pavilion #11
I will be leading a Birding Field Trip this Saturday sponsored by Forest Park Forever. See below for details. Everyone is welcome.


Bob Bailey St. Louis, MO <bohemewarbler...>
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Subject: Forest Park Beginner Birder Walk: Saturday, May 5th @ 8:15-10:30 am @ Picnic Pavilion #11


Hey everyone,



Seems like were jumping from late winter to early summer this year, which means that theres a lot of flower and bird activity in one big jumble right now. If you havent had the opportunity to explore Round Lake Vista (just across the waterway from Round Lake) I would highly recommend it; the Nature Reserve team has worked very hard to get the woodland habitat to burst blue and purple with blue-eyed marys, woodland phlox, dwarf delphinium, and jacobs ladder. The Forest Park Beginner Birder Walk will be meeting at picnic pavilion #11 (Kennedy Pavilion) @ 8:15 am this Saturday, May 5th, 2018 and wandering Kennedy Forest in great pursuit of the tiny confusing birds traveling through also known as warblers. Well have the opportunity to travel through one of my favorite spring ephemeral flower sites in the Park, Kennedy Forest Boardwalk, where we may use the topography to see these birds an inch closer.



See you then!



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Date: 5/3/18 5:05 pm
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...>
Subject: Re: Greer Crossing sites hotspot--CHANGE
Edge mentions at the end of her post, "even early June is not too late for a Swainson's Warbler sighting." Well, even early July is not too late! I heard a few Swainson's Warbers, including one sighting.


Below is one of my posts from last year when I was birding the area in early July...


I met a fellow birder from Antwerp, Belgium, Maarten Schurmans, on the Blue Springs Trail during my Sunday trip to the Greer area. He sent me a list of all the birds he encountered on his one-day trip to the area. Very impressive!


Below, you can find my full list of birds observed per area on July 9th.

Current river state park:
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica
Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
White-eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus
Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus
Fish Crow - Corvus ossifragus
Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor
Carolina Chickadee - Poecile carolinensis
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
Kentucky Warbler - Geothlypis formosa
Louisiana Waterthrush - Parkesia motacilla
Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla
Northern Parula - Setophaga americana
Cerulean Warbler - Setophaga cerulea
Yellow-throated Warbler - Setophaga dominica
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra

Greer area:
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus
Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
Swainson's Warbler - Limnothlypis swainsonii

North of Greer area:
Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
Yellow-breasted Chat - Icteria virens
Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
American Robin - Turdus migratorius
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Yellow-throated Warbler - Setophaga dominica
Pine Warbler - Setophaga pinus
Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna
Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea
Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra

Kind regards,

Maarten Schurmans



Bob Bailey St. Louis, MO <bohemewarbler...>
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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Edge Wade <edgew...>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:06:55 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Greer Crossing sites hotspot--CHANGE

Mobirders,

Birders have known the Greer Spring area in Oregon County as one of "the places to go" especially in spring and especially when hoping to see Swainson's Warbler.

The eBird hotspot designation WAS Greer Spring. The hotspot location wasn't at Greer Spring or at the Hwy. 19 crossing of the Eleven Point River, but was at the entrance to the campground for the Mark Twain NF--Greer Crossing Recreation Area.

In keeping with eBird hotspot naming consistency and for clarification for people new to birding the area, the hotspot name has been changed to:

Mark Twain NF--Greer Crossing Recreation Area, Oregon County, Missouri, US

You may wish to do one or both of the following:

1. When submitting a checklist for this hotspot, you may want to note a more specific site in the Comments. Suggestions: Campground, Cemetery Rd., Greer Spring Trail, Hwy. 19 Eleven Point Crossing.

2. Review your "Manage My Checklists" to check the location of your reports to the area, and change location to the new hotspot designation if it wasn't changed automatically with the hotspot name change.

Bodacious birding!
(and if you haven't been to this area, try to work it into this spring's birding--even early June is not too late for a Swainson's Warbler sighting)

Edge Wade
ASM Conservtion Partnership Coordinator
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Date: 5/3/18 3:00 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip to Rocky Fork CA - Tuesday, May 8th
Tuesday, May 8thDestination:Rocky Fork Lakes CADeparture Point: 7:30 p.m. to about 9 p.m. Meet at the southern parking lot at Rocky Fork. When entering the area, go straight past the outhouseparking lot and boat ramp, following the road along the lake’s southern shoreuntil it ends at a curving lot. Leader:  Eric & Joanna Reuter
Join us for this evening walk through the mixed habitats of Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area in northern Boone County to listen for and hopefully enjoy the distinct sounds of Whip-poor-wills and Chuck-will’s-widows. These nocturnal birds are hard to see but fun to hear once their song begins from dusk into darkness. We’ll meet before nightfall and walk out into the landscape to watch and listen for these and other birds active in a (hopefully) nice spring evening. Remember to bring a flashlight for the walk back! Meeting place: No carpool, meet at the southern parking lot at Rocky Fork. When entering the area, go straight past the outhouse parking lot and boat ramp, following the road along the lake’s southern shore until it ends at a curving lot. Contact Eric Reuter with any questions.

 Eric Wood Columbia MO <ewood802...>

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Date: 5/3/18 2:24 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Riverlands, Thursday AM
Tom P. and I covered Riverlands today, 7:00-12:30. For most of that time we
lucked out and had no rain, but it seemed that the rain overnight really
put the shorebirds down -- the mudflats in Ellis Bay and elsewhere were
thronged with them, probably well over 1000 and maybe 2000 (although our
eBird estimates don't add up to that many). We had 16 species, with counts
from many hundreds (Lesser Yellowlegs) down to one (White-rumped
Sandpiper). 64+ Semipalmated Plovers were counted individually, and 19
Wilson's Phalaropes. There almost surely were other species present that we
didn't note; the fact is that there were so many birds all over Ellis that
there was no way to examine or count them all (and the majority were rather
distant).

We also saw the now-famous Virginia Rails on Heron Pond, at least 39
Franklin's Gulls in rich pink breeding plumage, a few Bonaparte's, some
Caspian and Forster's terns, and a nice selection of land birds, although
we didn't have time to focus too much on those.

List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45221498

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 5/3/18 2:15 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: More on Boone County Black Vultures
We've been experiencing range expansion from the southwest into central MO. Their (the vultures') discovery of fish gut handouts at Bennett Spring SP (Dallas and Laclede cos. has been one incentive. We know they began showing sparsely in Camden Co.about 2010, with a population at HaHa Tonka SP. Bagnell Dam Access in Miller Co. had them regularly by the spring of 2012. Cole Co. (Jeff City) first reports were 2018.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO

----- Original Message -----
From: "John and Linda Frederick" <lfredrck...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:38:37 PM
Subject: Re: More on Boone County Black Vultures

Just another note, Black Vultures have always been pretty rare to uncommon
in Phelps County also. I have two sightings of them during this past year,
one group of 3 birds.
However, you don't need to go very far south of here, Texas and Dent
Counties, to find them regularly and in larger numbers.
I don't know what determines their distribution.

Linda Frederick
Rolla, MO


On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:

> Mobirders,
>
> Black Vulture is considered rare in Boone County, Missouri. Until this
> spring, there have been only 2 observations of Black Vulture in Boone Co.
> reported to eBird (2012 and 2015). I know of only two other observations,
> not reported to eBird in recent years.
>
> Black Vultures are expanding range. Please report all sightings of this
> species in Boone Co. to eBird if you participate in eBird, and to Mobirds
> so we can document and have a record of this range expansion, and so others
> have an opportunity to view them.
>
> Edge Wade
> ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator
> <edgew...>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
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> ASM Website: http://mobirds.org/
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> http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
>

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Date: 5/3/18 1:50 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: MAY BIRDATHON STARTS NOW!!
Everyone:

As announced on April 22, our first annual Birdathon, organized by St.
Louis Audubon Society in collaboration with WGNSS and the Audubon Center at
Riverlands, begins now and extends through the entire month of May.

The home page for the Birdathon is

www.stlouisaudubon.org/birdathon

and from there you can navigate to pages that describe the three options
(birding on your own, joining scheduled field trips, or doing a Big Day) as
well as pages where you pledge your support for the people and teams who
will be out there birding, even if you are not participating yourself.

So please go to the home page today, decide what you want to do, and sign
yourself up individually, or even organize a Big Day team.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO PLEDGE ON YOUR BEHALF -- either a
flat amount or per species that you record on a Big Day -- please give them
the home page address (above) and the ID number that you were given when
you registered. Ask them to go directly to the "Make pledge/donate" link,
put in your ID number, and follow the instructions. For per-species
pledges, we are requesting a minimum of $0.10/species, but of course you
can suggest that more is better!

Everyone involved should know that any form of participation, and any
amount of pledge, will help support conservation, nature study, and nature
education across the St. Louis area. So please register and go birding for
a good cause!


Bill Rowe, for the Birdathon Group

St. Louis

<rowemb45...>

P.S. If you have trouble with any part of the process as you move through
registration and/or pledging, please contact Chuck Kirkpatrick at

<webmaster...>

Be advised that Chuck will be mostly unavailable and unable to help during
the coming weekend, May 4-6. Before and after that, he will be there.

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Date: 5/3/18 1:38 pm
From: John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...>
Subject: Re: More on Boone County Black Vultures
Just another note, Black Vultures have always been pretty rare to uncommon
in Phelps County also. I have two sightings of them during this past year,
one group of 3 birds.
However, you don't need to go very far south of here, Texas and Dent
Counties, to find them regularly and in larger numbers.
I don't know what determines their distribution.

Linda Frederick
Rolla, MO


On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:

> Mobirders,
>
> Black Vulture is considered rare in Boone County, Missouri. Until this
> spring, there have been only 2 observations of Black Vulture in Boone Co.
> reported to eBird (2012 and 2015). I know of only two other observations,
> not reported to eBird in recent years.
>
> Black Vultures are expanding range. Please report all sightings of this
> species in Boone Co. to eBird if you participate in eBird, and to Mobirds
> so we can document and have a record of this range expansion, and so others
> have an opportunity to view them.
>
> Edge Wade
> ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator
> <edgew...>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
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> ASM Website: http://mobirds.org/
> ABA Birding Code of Ethics
> http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
>

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Date: 5/3/18 1:13 pm
From: Shelly Colatskie <Shelly.Colatskie...>
Subject: Re: No sighting - "Warblers!" Exhibit now at Powder Valley CNC
And I will add that these are awesome photos!!! Please come and see the exhibit!

And bird while you're here! It was very birdy today with warbler species including: Kentucky, American Redstart, Yellow Rumped (Myrtle), Blue Winged, Tennessee, Northern Parula and Black and White (I am sure there was more, but I had to do some more things too, so I didn't get a good look at all of our warblers). We also have a nesting pair of Pileated Woodpeckers! We have had a red headed woodpecker here lately, and of course the usually woodpeckers. We have Baltimore orioles, several rose breasted grosbeaks, both species of tanagers, wood thrush, swainsons thrush and gray cheeked thrushes.

So while you are here looking at Margy's awesome exhibit, come and bird and share your lists on eBird or to me so I can enter them on eBird.

Thanks! Happy birding!!

Shelly
Shelly Colatskie
Naturalist
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Missouri Department of Conservation
11715 Cragwold Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
314-301-1506 ex 4222
<Shelly.Colatskie...>



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Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2018 11:33 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: No sighting - "Warblers!" Exhibit now at Powder Valley CNC

All are invited to view my new exhibit at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. It is entitled, “Warblers!” and will be on display through May, 2018.

All 30 birds in the images are shown near life-size and were taken in our yard, “Shady Oaks Sanctuary”, which is St. Louis Audubon's Bring Conservation Home Certified “Platinum”. There are 29 species represented and five of these are Species of Conservation Concern, facing the highest risk of extinction without conservation action.

The exhibit is free; the fine art metal prints will be available for purchase. So, stop by and enjoy some more warblers on a rainy day in May!

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
11715 Cragwold Rd.
Kirkwood, MO
314-301-1500
Center open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. (Closed Sunday and Monday)


Good birding to all!

Margy Terpstra
St. Louis CO MO
<ladybirdterp...>
hummerhavenunltd.com

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Date: 5/3/18 12:34 pm
From: David Rabenau <david...>
Subject: Immature Male Blue Grosbeak, Larson Park, Webster Groves
Immature Male Blue Grosbeak at Larson Park, Webster Groves. In the “V” between the 2 bridges.

Never seen one of these before: blue face and primaries, the rest kind of a reddish brown, with a more reddish bars on the wings.

David Rabenau
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Date: 5/3/18 12:08 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: More on Boone County Black Vultures
Mobirders,

Black Vulture is considered rare in Boone County, Missouri. Until this spring, there have been only 2 observations of Black Vulture in Boone Co. reported to eBird (2012 and 2015). I know of only two other observations, not reported to eBird in recent years.

Black Vultures are expanding range. Please report all sightings of this species in Boone Co. to eBird if you participate in eBird, and to Mobirds so we can document and have a record of this range expansion, and so others have an opportunity to view them.

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

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Date: 5/3/18 11:55 am
From: John C ford and priscilla ford <priscillaandjohn...>
Subject: Re: Black Vulture, Boone County
There were 3 Black Vultures eating road on Rte K about 2 miles east of EBCA MDC office last Sunday.

----- Original Message -----
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To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:05:45 PM
Subject: Re: Black Vulture, Boone County

Directions provided by Edge are good, except intersecting road is ONeal Rd. (Not ORear in second paragraph below)

Sent from my iPad

> On May 3, 2018, at 11:59 AM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>
> The Black Vulture Glenn Pickett reported this morning was still present at 11:35 a.m. coming to roadkill on the Rocky Fork Creek bridge on Oneal Rd.
>
> Directions: From the I-70/Stadium Blvd. exit (#124), go north on Stadium (becomes Rt. E). Immediately past the Rt. E bridge over Rocky Fork Creek, turn right onto Wilcox Rd. Follow Wilcox Rd. to the junction with ORear Rd. (coming in on the right). Veer right onto ORear. Pull to the side as soon as you can see the roadkill in the center of the road. Stay in the car.
>
> The Black Vulture and at least 5 Turkey Vultures have been feeding on it. Traffic scares them off, but they don't go far and soon return. If no birds on the bridge, check nearby trees. The Black Vulture is dominant and the Turkey Vultures move aside when it comes in to feed.
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
> <edgew...>
>
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Date: 5/3/18 10:18 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: BLACK VULTURE CORRECTION
It should be ONEAL Road, as noted by Glenn and Lori.

And a big congrats and thank you to Glenn for finding and reporting the Black Vulture.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 5/3/18 10:10 am
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Longview Lake
Hadn’t birded the lake for awhile, so headed there this morning. Last night’s storms toppled every porta-potty and scattered metal trash cans, but did very little tree damage compared to residential areas. Found 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and an Orchard Oriole at Shelter 12. At the marina it looks like the Purple Martins have taken their houses back from the House Sparrows. Best birding was along the road to Shelter 14. Nice flock of Yellow Warblers, a few Yellow-rumps, Blue-headed, Warbling and a surprise Philadelphia Vireo, Eastern Kingbird and Bluebird, 3 male Baltimore Orioles and a Northern Mockingbird making sure he was noticed. Found a few more Yellow Warblers, a Great-crested Flycatcher and a couple of Eastern Phoebes while walking around the shelter area. Full list on Ebird.


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Date: 5/3/18 10:05 am
From: Glenn Pickett <gpickett...>
Subject: Re: Black Vulture, Boone County
Directions provided by Edge are good, except intersecting road is ONeal Rd. (Not ORear in second paragraph below)

Sent from my iPad

> On May 3, 2018, at 11:59 AM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>
> The Black Vulture Glenn Pickett reported this morning was still present at 11:35 a.m. coming to roadkill on the Rocky Fork Creek bridge on Oneal Rd.
>
> Directions: From the I-70/Stadium Blvd. exit (#124), go north on Stadium (becomes Rt. E). Immediately past the Rt. E bridge over Rocky Fork Creek, turn right onto Wilcox Rd. Follow Wilcox Rd. to the junction with ORear Rd. (coming in on the right). Veer right onto ORear. Pull to the side as soon as you can see the roadkill in the center of the road. Stay in the car.
>
> The Black Vulture and at least 5 Turkey Vultures have been feeding on it. Traffic scares them off, but they don't go far and soon return. If no birds on the bridge, check nearby trees. The Black Vulture is dominant and the Turkey Vultures move aside when it comes in to feed.
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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>
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Date: 5/3/18 10:05 am
From: Turner, Lori <Lturner...>
Subject: Re: Black Vulture, Boone County
Edge, I believe you mean O'Neal Rd. I'm very excited about this since it's a close drive from my house!!

Thanks for the info!

Lori Turner
Boone County


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The Black Vulture Glenn Pickett reported this morning was still present at 11:35 a.m. coming to roadkill on the Rocky Fork Creek bridge on Oneal Rd.

Directions: From the I-70/Stadium Blvd. exit (#124), go north on Stadium (becomes Rt. E). Immediately past the Rt. E bridge over Rocky Fork Creek, turn right onto Wilcox Rd. Follow Wilcox Rd. to the junction with ORear Rd. (coming in on the right). Veer right onto ORear. Pull to the side as soon as you can see the roadkill in the center of the road. Stay in the car.

The Black Vulture and at least 5 Turkey Vultures have been feeding on it. Traffic scares them off, but they don't go far and soon return. If no birds on the bridge, check nearby trees. The Black Vulture is dominant and the Turkey Vultures move aside when it comes in to feed.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 5/3/18 9:59 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Black Vulture, Boone County
The Black Vulture Glenn Pickett reported this morning was still present at 11:35 a.m. coming to roadkill on the Rocky Fork Creek bridge on Oneal Rd.

Directions: From the I-70/Stadium Blvd. exit (#124), go north on Stadium (becomes Rt. E). Immediately past the Rt. E bridge over Rocky Fork Creek, turn right onto Wilcox Rd. Follow Wilcox Rd. to the junction with ORear Rd. (coming in on the right). Veer right onto ORear. Pull to the side as soon as you can see the roadkill in the center of the road. Stay in the car.

The Black Vulture and at least 5 Turkey Vultures have been feeding on it. Traffic scares them off, but they don't go far and soon return. If no birds on the bridge, check nearby trees. The Black Vulture is dominant and the Turkey Vultures move aside when it comes in to feed.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
<edgew...>

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Date: 5/3/18 9:33 am
From: Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...>
Subject: No sighting - "Warblers!" Exhibit now at Powder Valley CNC
All are invited to view my new exhibit at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. It is entitled, “Warblers!” and will be on display through May, 2018.

All 30 birds in the images are shown near life-size and were taken in our yard, “Shady Oaks Sanctuary”, which is St. Louis Audubon's Bring Conservation Home Certified “Platinum”. There are 29 species represented and five of these are Species of Conservation Concern, facing the highest risk of extinction without conservation action.

The exhibit is free; the fine art metal prints will be available for purchase. So, stop by and enjoy some more warblers on a rainy day in May!

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
11715 Cragwold Rd.
Kirkwood, MO
314-301-1500
Center open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. (Closed Sunday and Monday)


Good birding to all!

Margy Terpstra
St. Louis CO MO
<ladybirdterp...>
hummerhavenunltd.com

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Date: 5/3/18 6:36 am
From: Glenn Pickett <gpickett...>
Subject: Possible Black Vulture
8:30 am May 3
Rocky Fork Creek Bridge on ONeal Rd. Boone County Mo.

With 1 TV at least feeding on carrion on Bridge.
Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 5/3/18 6:07 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Greer Crossing sites hotspot--CHANGE
Mobirders,

Birders have known the Greer Spring area in Oregon County as one of "the places to go" especially in spring and especially when hoping to see Swainson's Warbler.

The eBird hotspot designation WAS Greer Spring. The hotspot location wasn't at Greer Spring or at the Hwy. 19 crossing of the Eleven Point River, but was at the entrance to the campground for the Mark Twain NF--Greer Crossing Recreation Area.

In keeping with eBird hotspot naming consistency and for clarification for people new to birding the area, the hotspot name has been changed to:

Mark Twain NF--Greer Crossing Recreation Area, Oregon County, Missouri, US

You may wish to do one or both of the following:

1. When submitting a checklist for this hotspot, you may want to note a more specific site in the Comments. Suggestions: Campground, Cemetery Rd., Greer Spring Trail, Hwy. 19 Eleven Point Crossing.

2. Review your "Manage My Checklists" to check the location of your reports to the area, and change location to the new hotspot designation if it wasn't changed automatically with the hotspot name change.

Bodacious birding!
(and if you haven't been to this area, try to work it into this spring's birding--even early June is not too late for a Swainson's Warbler sighting)

Edge Wade
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Date: 5/2/18 8:32 pm
From: Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...>
Subject: In our Shady Oaks yard 5//2/18 52 species
May is here! Yesterday, 49 species with 8 warblers seen. Today, 52 species with 11 warblers seen. Warblers: Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow-rumped, Black and White, N. Waterthrush, N. Parula, Kentucky, Blackpoll, Ovenbird, Black-throated Green, Bay-breasted, Blue-winged, Chestnut-sided, and Palm. Blue-headed, Red-eyed and Warbling Vireos seen, both Tanagers (females), Indigo Buntings, Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and more.

A Great Crested Flycatcher came to the Bubbler for #120 there.

Photos begin here: http://hummerhavenunltd.com/p742671135/ha9c5ec5b#ha9c5ec61

Finally, they're here!

Margy Terpstra
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO MO
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Date: 5/2/18 7:57 pm
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [BEWARE-SUSPECTED SPAM!]Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
It is year 4 of this project and I am writing once again to post an
opportunity to participate in a Citizens Science Project that involves
recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs.I am interested in whether
different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western, Eastern, Nova
Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their respective
areas of the species’ breeding range.All you need is a smartphone with a
voice recording app and some luck.The web page link below describes the
project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in more
detail.There is also a link to the map with previous year’s results
based on recordings from many volunteers.

https://mowasongmapper.weebly.com/

Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this
research.

Audubon Society reporting

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just

Please send song recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab
(jpitocchATanselm.edu).

I would really appreciate your help and contributions this year to this
Citizens Science Project.

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Date: 5/2/18 6:31 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Warblers at Binder Lake, Cole County

For years I've been bemoaning a lack of warblers at Binder, but the past couple of days have been a seeming turn around. Had Blackpoll, 2 Yellows, Yellow Rumped, 5 Palms, Tennessee, and yesterday a great look at a stunning Black Throated Green from the car. Monday, the day the Avocets were around, Pete Monacell put Barb Duncan and me on a Louisiana Waterthrush in the creek near the shorebird area. Others birds include Yellow Throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Orioles, Summer Tanager (heard only), Green Herons, and Blue Gray Gnatcatcher. Many warblers tonight were in the playground area. The thin strip of trees that runs to the lake from the right edge of the biggest area of parking spaces facing the lake is also a good place to look.

Jane Frazier
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Date: 5/2/18 6:23 pm
From: Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...>
Subject: Mississippi Kite low flyover at Runge Nature Center, Jefferson City, MO - May 2


Robert Brundage
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Jefferson City, MO 65109
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Date: 5/2/18 4:43 pm
From: Patty <mpjh2008...>
Subject: Yard Birds
Busy feeders today at mother-in-law's house on the border between Raytown
and Kansas City. Highlights were White-capped Sparrows, Harris's Sparrows,
a Baltimore Oriole, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and a Blue Grosbeak.

Patty Heil

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Date: 5/2/18 4:14 pm
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Swainson’s Warbler Oregon County
Crosspost from Missouri Rare Bird Alert Facebook Group:

Swainson’s Warbler reported (April 30) by Brad Jacobs at Greer Cemetery Road in Oregon county.

https://ebird.org/mo/view/checklist/S45116014Kevin Wehner

ASM Webmaster & Membership Chair
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Date: 5/2/18 2:56 pm
From: Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa...>
Subject: Black-necked stilts at Port Hudson Lake CA
Becky called to tell us that there were two BNST at Port Hudson Lake CA. We drove right out there and they had graciously waited for us. They're in the over-flow wetland along with a flock of Blue-winged teal. We sat in our cars and had very good views and the birds pretty much ignored us and our camera clicks. They were feeding and preening and seemed very content so maybe they'll stay awhile. MDC held water in the wetland a little longer this year than usual and it seems to have helped the shorebirds. A couple days ago there was a small flock of Pecs and four Spotted Sandpipers there, but I didn't observe those two species today. Yesterday we observed an Osprey eating a very large fish there. Quite a few warblers around too. If anyone is interested in having a go at the BNST give me a holler and I'll check first thing in the morning to see if they stayed the night.

Jack and Shirley Foreman
Rocky Ridge Birders
Franklin Co.
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Date: 5/2/18 2:44 pm
From: Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...>
Subject: WGNSS Thursday Birding
Please note the new time that we will be meeting beginning May 3 -
8:00am. The meeting place is still the parking lot off Ballas for Des
Peres Park.

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Date: 5/2/18 2:08 pm
From: David Rabenau <david...>
Subject: Larson Park, Webster Groves, St. Louis County
Nice little group of warblers by bridge nearest to the pavilion, some FOY for me:

American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

David Rabenau
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Date: 5/2/18 2:06 pm
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Minor Park in KC
Lots of migrants at the park this morning. Most of birding was done around the parking lot, but did walk a little on the trail along the Blue River. Ten species of warblers, with FOS Magnolia, Am Redstart and Common Yellowthroat. Other migrants: Wood and Swainson’s Thrushes, Eastern Wood Pewee, Great Crested Flycatchers, Blue-headed, Red-eyed and Warbling Vireos, House Wren, Indigo Buntings, Gray Catbird and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. Full list on Ebird.

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Date: 5/2/18 10:17 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Columbia Bottoms: Barn Owl
Columbia Bottoms 5/2/18 6:30-11:00
Paul Moffett

-Barn Owl: as you leave the center take a right up the hill and about 1/2 up on left hand side

-Warblers: Black and White, Yellow (many), Northern Parula, Yellow rumped, Palm, Prothonatary, Nashville, Chestnut side -all warblers spotted at slough board walk

-Others: Rose Breasted Grosbeak, glue grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole (many) Orchard Oriole, Indigo bunting, house wren, Carolina Wren, BG Gnatcatcher, Eastern Phoebe,

Other common birds, but no bobolinks yet

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Date: 5/2/18 6:14 am
From: Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...>
Subject: Pileated Woodpecker
Had a Pileated Woodpecker in back yard around 7:30 this morning. One has
been seen in yard before, but this was my first observation. Couple weeks
ago, Jennifer saw one across street in a black maple. My sister from
Chicago spotted it first this morning.
Have been seeing Rose-breasted Grosbeak in yard also. And the wren is back,
fussing when I'm near a birdbox, but has not sang a full song that I've
heard. Eurasion Collared-Dove is back in same white pine tree, same nest
location, on her second nesting. Harris's, White-crowned, White-throated
Sparrows still coming to feeders. My sister who left for Chicago this
morning said she'd seen more birds in my yard than the last bird outing she
had gone on in Chicago area.

Jo Ann Eldridge, Kearney, Clay Co.
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Date: 5/1/18 8:03 pm
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Riverlands, Tuesday evening
Thanks to everyone who's been posting up-to-date sightings from Riverlands.
I headed up there after work and spent 3 hours at Heron Pond and Ellis Bay.
It was a great evening. When I arrived at 5:15 I immediately saw two
Virginia Rails and a sora from the Heron Pond parking lot. After watching
the rails for a while, I checked out Ellis Bay from Heron pond to the dam.
There is good shorebird habitat in the bay, and probably close to 200
shorebirds scattered about. Notable for me were 35 semipalmated plovers and
20 caspian terns. There were many yellowlegs and pects, and, finally, a lot
of least sandpipers.

Then I walked the western and south sides of Heron pond. Saw easily around
10 soras, plus 6 long-billed (as best I could tell) dowitchers. Also
yellowlegs, solitary, pects, and snipe. At the south end were a few common
yellowthroats and palm warblers bathing in the water. Along the south levee
were a couple of Northern waterthrushes and swainsons thrushes. I'm pretty
sure there were prothonotary warblers back there too, though I never got a
definitive look. I was half expecting to see bobolinks in the fields around
there, but no luck.

On the way back, at 7:43 pm, the American Bittern made an appearance at the
south end of the pond, and I watched it for several minutes at fairly close
range. It did not seem bothered by my presence. At 8:10 pm a Virginia rail
was still working the ditch at the northwest corner of the pond.


Rad Widmer
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Date: 5/1/18 7:01 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bobolink and more, Fountain Grove CA, Linn Co. Mo.
Myrna Carlton and I had a single singing male BOBO this afternoon at FGCA. Some of the others among our 78 mid-day species that were not observed yesterday, included Little Blue Heron, Orchard Oriole, Warbling & White-eyed Vireos, Prothonotary Warbler, and Cedar Waxwing. - and 8 Northern Waterthrush - 7 around the edge of one small pond! Some others that were seen by TMc and myself yesterday that we also found today, were good numbers of Yellow, Palm, and Common Yellowthroat Warblers, many Swainson's Thrush, several Indigo Buntings, and a few Fish Crows. Another good day at "The Grove"!
Steve KinderChillicothe, Livingston <Co.dmkinder...>
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Date: 5/1/18 5:17 pm
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: ASM Meeting Reminder (no sightings)
For all who are attending the ASM Spring Meeting in Arrow Rock this weekend:

Just a reminder that, as detailed on mobirds.org <http://mobirds.org/>, registration will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Missouri River Bird Observatory office. The office is in a historic house across Highway 41 from the Arrow Rock SHS Visitors Center Drive. If you put your destination as “Missouri River Bird Observatory” in Google Maps (link here: https://goo.gl/maps/BTWPxskHGoL2 <https://goo.gl/maps/BTWPxskHGoL2>), it will give you accurate directions to the office. Do not be alarmed if Google Maps indicates it is in Nelson, MO; that is simply due to the rural route mailing address.

Registration will be staffed until about 5:30 when everyone gathers at the J. Huston Tavern for our social. Someone will also be at the office on Saturday morning at 7 a.m.. Those that aren’t able to check in within these timeframes will find their registration materials on the covered back porch of the office for pick up at their convenience. Please direct any logistical questions to <dana.ripper...> <mailto:<dana.ripper...> or <ethan.duke...> <mailto:<ethan.duke...>.

Please share with those you know who are attending, but may not receive this mobirds post in a timely fashion.

Ethan

P.S. A bit of teaser: Dana and I scouted the Arrow Rock / Big Muddy NWR trail down to where the boat will launch. It was dripping with warblers and thrushes. It was like being in the tropics.

Ethan C. Duke
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Date: 5/1/18 2:28 pm
From: rob francis <robfmaos...>
Subject: Re: Bismark Conservation Area (Bismark Lake)
Update number two. Combined 62 species observe today. 92 observed in the last eight days.

Rob Francis

> On May 1, 2018, at 11:35 AM, Chris Stapleton <00000161c2f44e78-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> This location has a good variety of warblers as well as others including Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, American Redstart and Eastern Kingbirds.
> If you're in the area it is a good day to visit.
>
> Most of these were seen in the brush along the parking lot at the walk out (opposite side of lot from restrooms).
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Date: 5/1/18 1:09 pm
From: David Rabenau <david...>
Subject: Unger County Park, St. Louis County
This morning:

Bell’s Vireo, several, at the end of the back parking lot where the sandy trail begins and also along the road along the river, very vocal but also very easy to see
Red-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Bald Eagle (probably the same one I see at Castlewood)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Parula
Palm Warbler, several, seeing lots this year
Double-crested Cormorant, several together overhead
Spotted Sandpiper
Belted Kingfisher
Great-crested Flycatcher
Catbird

And:
Tiger Swallowtail

David Rabenau

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Date: 5/1/18 1:09 pm
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Marbled Godwit at Lake Springfield, Greene County
From the MRBA Facebook Group:

Marbled Godwit observed at Lake Springfield by David Blevins. Also multiple
observers of Neotropic Cormorant and Black-necked Stilt.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45145770

Kevin Wehner
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Date: 5/1/18 10:50 am
From: Ev Luecke <evluecke...>
Subject: Riverlands_Virginia Rails_Soras
Tues. 7:15 - 8:45 a.m. 3 Virginia Rails and 3 Soras remained - a pleasure to watch them in the beautiful morning light.
Location exactly as Debbie Trowbridge reported Mon. - Heron Pond - far left side of the parking lot, a ditch perpendicular to the pond with a concrete culvert at the near end of the ditch. They can appear at either end of the ditch.

I found that they feed for a while, then dart back in the grasses, coming back out in just a couple minutes. Might need to be a bit patient to wait for them to appear.

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 5/1/18 10:24 am
From: Jon & Nancy Rapp <jrapp...>
Subject: Re: Rock Bridge CAS field trip report


Bodacious Birding Indeed! THANKS for leading this trip, Edge, you're
The Best! It was great to see so many local birders.

Jon & Nancy
Rapp

On 05/01/18, Edge Wade wrote:

> There was a major push last
night. We had a perfect morning for birding. Seventeen participants, and
of course we did not all see every bird someone found. We had about 45
species on the main trip and 17-20 on a 45 minute extension that most of
the group stayed for.
>
> Walking the trail from Devil's Ice Box
parking lot down Spring Creek toward confluence with Gans Creek birds
found included:
>
> Northern Parula
> Chestnut-sided Warbler
> Kentucky
Warbler
> Blue-winged Warbler
> Yellow-throated Warbler
> Prothonotary
Warbler
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Nashville Warbler
> Tennessee
Warbler
> American Redstart
> Yellow-throated Warbler
> Louisiana
Waterthrush
>
> Wood Duck
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Green Heron flyover
>
White-eyed Vireo
> Warbling Vireo
> Yellow-throated Vireo
> Red-eyed
Vireo
>
> Acadian Flycatcher
> Great-crested Flycatcher
> Eastern
Phoebe
>
> Swainson's Thrush
> Gray Catbird
>
> Eastern Towhee
>
>
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> Scarlet Tanager
> Baltimore Oriole
>
> Walking
upstream from the parking lot, birds included:
>
> Kentucky Warbler
>
Blue-winged Warbler
> Golden-winged Warbler
> Worm-eating Warbler
>
Northern Parula
> Louisiana Waterthrush
>
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird
>
Summer Tanager
>
> Bodacious birding with good folks!
>
> Edge Wade
>
Columbia, MO
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Date: 5/1/18 10:20 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Rock Bridge CAS field trip report
There was a major push last night. We had a perfect morning for birding. Seventeen participants, and of course we did not all see every bird someone found. We had about 45 species on the main trip and 17-20 on a 45 minute extension that most of the group stayed for.

Walking the trail from Devil's Ice Box parking lot down Spring Creek toward confluence with Gans Creek birds found included:

Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
American Redstart
Yellow-throated Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush

Wood Duck
Solitary Sandpiper
Green Heron flyover
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Acadian Flycatcher
Great-crested Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe

Swainson's Thrush
Gray Catbird

Eastern Towhee

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Scarlet Tanager
Baltimore Oriole

Walking upstream from the parking lot, birds included:

Kentucky Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Parula
Louisiana Waterthrush

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Summer Tanager

Bodacious birding with good folks!

Edge Wade
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Date: 5/1/18 9:56 am
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Painted Bunting in Dunklin County 4/29
From the MRBA Facebook Group:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45068981

Kevin Wehner
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Date: 5/1/18 9:48 am
From: Thomas Martin <momartin...>
Subject: Belton and Cass County
2 weeks agoBarn OwlGreat EgretDowitcher (sp.)Yellowlegs (sp.)Ring-necked DuckGreen HeronCanvasbackGadwallBlue-winged TealRough-winged SwallowEastern KingbirdNorthern HarrierRed-shouldered Hawk
Last weekIbis (sp.) earlier reported as Glossy
Tom Martin

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Date: 5/1/18 9:35 am
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: 26 species of warbler, 5 species of vireo today - 5/1/18 - Carondelet Park
Carondelet Park was hopping yesterday, but today was unbelievably
better. Please see eBird report:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45141303 [1]

If the link doesn't work for you, copy and past it into your browser.
(I copied and pasted the report below, but I'm not sure how it will
show up.)
Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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Swan Goose (Domestic type) 2
Canada Goose 8
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) 4
Mallard 6
Mallard (Domestic type) 8
Great Blue Heron 1
Snowy Egret 7
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Cooper's Hawk 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 14
Great Horned Owl 3
Barred Owl 1
Common Nighthawk 3
Chimney Swift 9
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 8
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 5
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Philadelphia Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 18
Barn Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 9
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 8
American Robin 80
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 6
European Starling 30
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 38
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 23
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 1
Cerulean Warbler 1
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Blackburnian Warbler 4
Yellow Warbler 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Palm Warbler 27 Continuing birds
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 46
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 7
Wilson's Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 8
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 14
Song Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 3
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 8
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 9
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 17
Common Grackle 32
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 12
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 3



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Date: 5/1/18 9:35 am
From: Chris Stapleton <00000161c2f44e78-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bismark Conservation Area (Bismark Lake)
This location has a good variety of warblers as well as others including Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, American Redstart and Eastern Kingbirds.
If you're in the area it is a good day to visit.

Most of these were seen in the brush along the parking lot at the walk out (opposite side of lot from restrooms).

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Date: 5/1/18 7:47 am
From: Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Pine Siskins

We still have at least four PISI visiting our feeders. Have had quite a few for most of the winter--high count for any one day was 14--a rare treat for us. Most years, we are thrilled to see one or two.
Karen and Terry Stair
Lee's Summit, Jackson County



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Subject: Re: Pine Siskins





I still had at least two PISI feeding in the yard this afternoon, as well as Baltimore Oriole, RB Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, BH Cowbird, and two Cedar Waxwings, as well as Many Goldfinch, Grackles, Eurasion-collared Doves,Chipping Sparrows, and the other regulars.


Birdy day out and at home!

Steve Kinder
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Just had four Pine Siskins appear at my Cape Girardeau feeder.



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Date: 5/1/18 7:19 am
From: Douglas Hommert <doug...>
Subject: American Bittern at Riverlands
75 feet from the end of Orton Road on north side of trail in the reeds

Douglas Hommert
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Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
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Date: 4/30/18 7:09 pm
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Common Nighthawk Scott county
One common nighthawk flying around at dusk in rural Scott county tonight
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Date: 4/30/18 7:00 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Pine Siskins
I still had at least two PISI feeding in the yard this afternoon, as well as Baltimore Oriole, RB Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, BH Cowbird, and two Cedar Waxwings, as well as Many Goldfinch, Grackles, Eurasion-collared Doves,Chipping Sparrows, and the other regulars.
Birdy day out and at home!
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Just had four Pine Siskins appear at my Cape Girardeau feeder.

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Date: 4/30/18 6:37 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Quenny Park correction
So Sorry, I meant to say Black-throated Green Warbler in my previous post. Apologies.    
Dave HaenniDes Peres, MO

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Date: 4/30/18 6:14 pm
From: Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman...>
Subject: Migrants in Kirksville
Well Bird Cast got it right. Yesterday and today, weve seen multiple new migrants.

Today, we had 2 male baltimore orioles and both male and female rose-breasted grosbeaks.

We also had a number of warblers passing through our yard. Im not very experienced with warblers, but my tentative identification included;
- Blackburnian warbler
- Yellow warbler
- Northern parula
- Orange-crowned warbler
- Nashville warbler (my id is less certain)
- Pine Warbler (my id is less certain)
- Tennessee Warbler (my id is less certain)

Photos can be found at: flickr.com/photos/dgetman/sets - for those of you more experienced with warblers, feel free to let me know if I incorrectly identified any.

Thanks. Dan Getman, Kirksville, MO

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Date: 4/30/18 5:36 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Quenny Park/ Tower Grove park
Birded Quenny Park between and 11 this morning. A few birds including Black-throated Blue and Blackpoll Warblers, Yellow-rumps, Gray-headed vireo and Nashville warbler. This park is much more birder-friendly now due to some major honeysuckle removal.
I was at Tower Grove for 45 minutes this afternoon and had both Tanagers, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks,Yellow throated Vireo, Nashville and Orange -crowned Warblers and a least flycatcher.
Dave HaenniDes Peres, MO

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Date: 4/30/18 4:57 pm
From: Donald Hays <haysdr1947...>
Subject: White-faced Ibises at Bittern Basin CA
This afternoon Jim Jackson and I found 23 WFIB at the south end of Bittern
Basin Conservation Area in Lincoln County. The area also held a good number
of expected shorebirds and several Virginia and Sora rails.

Don Hays
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Franklin Co. Missouri

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Date: 4/30/18 4:40 pm
From: DOUG CORBETT <corbettstl...>
Subject: Monday birding at Busch Greenway.
 This morning I birded at Busch Greenway Trail in Weldon Springs.  Warblers were everywhere and in big numbers.  I have never seen so many Blackpolls in one outing.  There were 20+.  As were Palm Warblers, N. Parulas and Yellow rumps.  Also saw Blue Wing, Prothonotary, Cerulean, Black throated Green, Black and White, Louisiana Water thrush, American Redstart, Tennessee, Orange crown, Pine, Prairie.  Also had a flock of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.  And Scarlet Tanager.  A Wood Thrush was singing.  Four types of Vireo.. Red eyed, Yellow throated, Blue headed and Warbling.  This place is my new favorite in St. Louis.  THANK YOU- DOUG

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Date: 4/30/18 4:13 pm
From: Terry McNeely <TerryMcneely...>
Subject: Fountain Grove CA.
Steve Kinder and I birded Fountain Grove CA This morning and early afternoon. Despite the 20 -25 MPH South wind that sometimes gusted into the 30+ MPH range, and temperatures reaching int the low 80s.


We found approximately 85 species, including 22 FOS for me.


Best birds of the day were

Indigo Bunting

Baltimore Oriole

1 Lone Dickcissel in the dry marsh appearing lost and exhausted

1 Wood Thrush singing in a swampy area

8 Species of Warblers


Complete lists (2) on Ebird, listed as Fountain Grove CA (Linn and Livingston counties)


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45119124

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45119651


Terry McNeely
25843 Grate Ave
Jameson, MO 64647
Daviess County

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Date: 4/30/18 4:01 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Binder Lake -4 Avocets Now

At 5:40 pm there were 4 American Avocets on the shore at Binder right next to the boat ramp. If you fail to find them, try the shorebird area.


Jane Frazier
Jeff City
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Date: 4/30/18 3:52 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Birding Roaring River State Park and vicinity (long)
Excellent description of places and how/why to bird this area, Dave. I've had the pleasure of birding the area with Jerry and Marge--a very special birding experience.

Mobirders also have a Birders' Guide to most of these sites written by Jeff Cantrell, Roaring River SP and Vicinity - Barry County. It can be read and downloaded at
https://mobirds.org/Locations/SiteGuides.aspx This site lists all online Birders' Guides alphabetically. Scroll to the one you want.

Edge Wade
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Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 4:55:16 PM
Subject: Birding Roaring River State Park and vicinity (long)

I’ve spent the last five days in Roaring River State Park (RRSP) near Cassville, MO chasing warblers with my brother Jerry, his wife Marge and other friends. Jerry posted some details daily on the MoBirds list. I’ll put some other thoughts here.

We finished the trip with 24 species of warblers, 116 total species, with great looks at every songbird listed. Roaring River and vicinity has exceptional spring birding every year, especially during the last week of April and the first week of May as a general rule.

The area is having a late spring, like ours. It was very interesting to watch as the forest foliage changed over our four days of travel through the woods. We started with a solid overcast and cold Thursday with trees barely leafed out, to three days of sun. The forest was dramatically different on Sunday morning with forest green as compared with Thursday. We were there to watch as the trees leafed out.

This report is how Jerry, Marge and I bird the park and surrounding area. Roaring River State Park is actually a fairly small area and other management jurisdictions are involved in the other birding areas. I use names here that correspond with the eBird hotspots.

At the State Park we gather at the parking lot of the Emory Melton Conference Center and Inn. We get a number of good birds while assembling here and getting ready. The campgrounds, the picnic areas and the river inside the park are all good birding spots. We’ve been starting regularly at campground 2 where we start about 7:30 or so walking the river bank and the hillside. We’ve often left there with 9 or 10 species of warblers after 45 minutes or so.

At this point we get really anxious to go up and out of the river valley into the pine and deciduous forest to look for specialties. One morning we will start at a prime National Forest Service road and one day we will start at the open glade of the MDC’s Roaring River Conservation Area. Numbered areas below are the prime birding areas for us but they are not necessarily sequential.

1) South of RRSP on Mo Hwy 112 after about 3 miles there is a forest service road sign which indicates the left turn onto the Sugar Camp Scenic Drive. This is the same as FR 2275. This is indicated on eBird hotspots as Sugar Camp National Forest Scenic byway. This road travels 5 or 6 miles through mixed hardwood and pine forest before it drops down to the north to some farm country and the river. This area is part of the Mark Twain National Forest.

This is prime territory for warblers and songbirds. This is a well-traveled road, sometimes with big vehicles pulling trailers loaded for work or fun. It’s a good, wide two-lane gravel road but you must pull off to the right as far as you can and be careful! Although there is traffic and boys hauling ATVs for their fun the road and forest is quiet and natural. When we travel this road we stop to get great looks at the close birds, call some in at times, and count the ones that we hear as we travel.

Along this road, and the side road to Butler Hollow coming up, there can be 15 or more each Hooded Warblers, Ovenbirds, Black-and-White and Parula. This is a very dependable road for Cerulean Warblers unless you are there before they have arrived for the season. This year we had zero on Thursday, one on Friday, Marge had six on Saturday, we had three visually on Sunday. Male Scarlet Tanagers are loud and well seen. We had Nashville, several Black-throated Green, Yellow-throated, Pine, Blackpoll and Kentucky. Jerry & Marge’s big group on Saturday had a Blackburnian, not seen every year. Other birds include Summer Tanager, Yellow-throated, Red-eyed, Blue-headed, Warbling, White-eyed and Philadelphia (last weekend) Vireos. Broad-winged Hawks are usually well seen. We had a kettle of 10 Broad-wingeds rising with a thermal out of the wooded forest to gain altitude and be on their way. Pileated Woodpeckers are heard often and sometimes seen.

At 1.5 miles from the point that you turn off the highway and onto Sugar Camp Road there is a hard right turn onto FR 2280, a road that follows a creek bed down to Butler Hollow. Don’t miss it for your birding. This road is rougher than the Sugar Camp Road. It is narrow and wide enough for only one lane at times and an SUV or truck is recommended. There is a certain amount of traffic so when you encounter someone going the opposite direction you just work it out. You can easily hear vehicles coming when you are out walking.

From Sugar Camp Road to the valley below is about 2 miles one-way. The first 1/2 mile or more of this road is great for Worm-eating Warbler. The bottom half of this road as it levels out and opens up is great for Blue-winged Warbler. For both of these birds, we listen for them, then find them. These two species can also be heard and found on Sugar Camp Road and other areas of the park, but this road is terrific birding. It’s a good spot for a close Kentucky Warbler. At the bottom of the road there is some pasture and an old barn. That spot is good for Chat and the edges are good for sparrows.

Once at the bottom of the hill reverse course and go back up the road to Sugar Camp Road, FR 2275. At the top of the hill turn right (east). If you want to make this a loop trip back to RRSP turn down the hill north at FR 2265 which continues onto FR 1162 and down to Highway F. This stretch of road is covered later. Alternatively you can continue east to birding areas near the town of Eagle Rock and the very upper reaches of Table Rock Lake.

2) The Roaring River Conservation Area is an eBird hotspot titled Roaring River CA. From RRSP travel about 2.5 miles on Highway F to a parking area on the right side of the road marked by a sign. We bird both sides of the road. The glade across Hwy F from the parking area is the most dependable site for Prairie Warbler. We have had multiple, singing birds here on several occasions and this week had three Prairie along with Blue Grosbeak, two Palm Warblers and Eastern Towhee. You can often here Chat calling in the distance. With only one Chat for the weekend they were just arriving. On the parking lot side there are trails worth exploring if you have time. White-eyed Vireo is common. We’ve had Blue-winged Warbler in this area also.

3) 0.7 mile past the Conservation Area is a turn-off onto FR 1162. This road as a birding route goes down to a nice stretch of the Roaring River, goes past the Munsey Cemetery, crosses a low-water bridge, then goes through some farm country before going up the hill to connect with Sugar Camp Road, FR 2275. It’s hard to explain, use a map or your navigation. Munsey Cemetery itself is not very birdy but the river area nearby is. With multiple Farm Road numbers involved I refer to this area as the Munsey Cemetery Road and use it as an eBird location. I use it to cover the area from the Roaring River Conservation Area to Sugar Camp Road. We travel this road from either direction depending on how we started our day.

This weekend the river at this area included Osprey, Bald Eagle, Great Blue and Green Herons, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Wood Ducks and warblers. We saw a mink come off the river, onto the low water crossing and move down the river to disappear into the bank. The nearby farm fields had Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and others. Dickcissel and Bobolink can be seen in these fields but had not yet arrived. One car in one group had Henslow’s Sparrow but I did not hear it.

4) The Washburn Wetlands, an eBird hotspot, is accessed by going west on County Road AA from Highway 112 between Cassville and Roaring River. Follow AA as it goes through four 90-degree turns and then continue on FR 2225 to the wetlands.

This is private property but it is not a big area and there is good viewing from the road. The area is prone to flooding. We tend to go here in the late afternoon after song-birding has slowed. Starting at 4:00 pm this last Saturday we had 40 species there in 90 minutes.

This weekend the wetlands had only Solitary Sandpiper for shorebirds but also had Northern Waterthrush, Prothonotary, Palm and Blackpoll Warblers, woodpeckers and sparrows. Northern Bobwhite called in the distance. Loggerhead Shrike, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Upland Sandpipers (last weekend) and Swainson’s Hawk worked the nearby fields.

5) As mentioned in the beginning the State Park picnic areas, river edge, campgrounds and the trails that leave from these campgrounds are in themselves prime birding areas. These areas are where you find American Redstart and lots of Yellow-throated Warblers. There is an ‘old road’ out of the park near the hatchery that goes north over a low water crossing. Now called FR 1135 at the park end this was historically called the best of the birding areas. You can get good birds here such as Hooded and Blue-winged but we prioritize the other areas for building up a list. This old road is great for wildflowers.

The road is rough. Multiple low-water crossings may be impassable after heavy rains but this road has many places where you can turn around if needed. An SUV or truck is recommended. If you continue going north and then west the road continues onto FR 2212 to connect with Highway 112.

We end the day at the restaurant at the Emory Melton Center. The food is good and reasonably priced. It is a pleasant place to end the day, usually quiet and unhurried. Sometimes it is unhurried as in it might take a while but it’s a great place to sit and recap the day.

Multiple eBird lists are on file for the days that I was there, April 25 - April 29, 2018.

Dave Williams, Leavenworth County, KS



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Date: 4/30/18 3:10 pm
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Green heron gray catbird
Saw my FOY Green heron and two gray catbirds all at Delaney lake on Mississippi county this morning
Tim Kavan


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Date: 4/30/18 2:55 pm
From: David Williams <davewilliams8...>
Subject: Birding Roaring River State Park and vicinity (long)
I’ve spent the last five days in Roaring River State Park (RRSP) near Cassville, MO chasing warblers with my brother Jerry, his wife Marge and other friends. Jerry posted some details daily on the MoBirds list. I’ll put some other thoughts here.

We finished the trip with 24 species of warblers, 116 total species, with great looks at every songbird listed. Roaring River and vicinity has exceptional spring birding every year, especially during the last week of April and the first week of May as a general rule.

The area is having a late spring, like ours. It was very interesting to watch as the forest foliage changed over our four days of travel through the woods. We started with a solid overcast and cold Thursday with trees barely leafed out, to three days of sun. The forest was dramatically different on Sunday morning with forest green as compared with Thursday. We were there to watch as the trees leafed out.

This report is how Jerry, Marge and I bird the park and surrounding area. Roaring River State Park is actually a fairly small area and other management jurisdictions are involved in the other birding areas. I use names here that correspond with the eBird hotspots.

At the State Park we gather at the parking lot of the Emory Melton Conference Center and Inn. We get a number of good birds while assembling here and getting ready. The campgrounds, the picnic areas and the river inside the park are all good birding spots. We’ve been starting regularly at campground 2 where we start about 7:30 or so walking the river bank and the hillside. We’ve often left there with 9 or 10 species of warblers after 45 minutes or so.

At this point we get really anxious to go up and out of the river valley into the pine and deciduous forest to look for specialties. One morning we will start at a prime National Forest Service road and one day we will start at the open glade of the MDC’s Roaring River Conservation Area. Numbered areas below are the prime birding areas for us but they are not necessarily sequential.

1) South of RRSP on Mo Hwy 112 after about 3 miles there is a forest service road sign which indicates the left turn onto the Sugar Camp Scenic Drive. This is the same as FR 2275. This is indicated on eBird hotspots as Sugar Camp National Forest Scenic byway. This road travels 5 or 6 miles through mixed hardwood and pine forest before it drops down to the north to some farm country and the river. This area is part of the Mark Twain National Forest.

This is prime territory for warblers and songbirds. This is a well-traveled road, sometimes with big vehicles pulling trailers loaded for work or fun. It’s a good, wide two-lane gravel road but you must pull off to the right as far as you can and be careful! Although there is traffic and boys hauling ATVs for their fun the road and forest is quiet and natural. When we travel this road we stop to get great looks at the close birds, call some in at times, and count the ones that we hear as we travel.

Along this road, and the side road to Butler Hollow coming up, there can be 15 or more each Hooded Warblers, Ovenbirds, Black-and-White and Parula. This is a very dependable road for Cerulean Warblers unless you are there before they have arrived for the season. This year we had zero on Thursday, one on Friday, Marge had six on Saturday, we had three visually on Sunday. Male Scarlet Tanagers are loud and well seen. We had Nashville, several Black-throated Green, Yellow-throated, Pine, Blackpoll and Kentucky. Jerry & Marge’s big group on Saturday had a Blackburnian, not seen every year. Other birds include Summer Tanager, Yellow-throated, Red-eyed, Blue-headed, Warbling, White-eyed and Philadelphia (last weekend) Vireos. Broad-winged Hawks are usually well seen. We had a kettle of 10 Broad-wingeds rising with a thermal out of the wooded forest to gain altitude and be on their way. Pileated Woodpeckers are heard often and sometimes seen.

At 1.5 miles from the point that you turn off the highway and onto Sugar Camp Road there is a hard right turn onto FR 2280, a road that follows a creek bed down to Butler Hollow. Don’t miss it for your birding. This road is rougher than the Sugar Camp Road. It is narrow and wide enough for only one lane at times and an SUV or truck is recommended. There is a certain amount of traffic so when you encounter someone going the opposite direction you just work it out. You can easily hear vehicles coming when you are out walking.

From Sugar Camp Road to the valley below is about 2 miles one-way. The first 1/2 mile or more of this road is great for Worm-eating Warbler. The bottom half of this road as it levels out and opens up is great for Blue-winged Warbler. For both of these birds, we listen for them, then find them. These two species can also be heard and found on Sugar Camp Road and other areas of the park, but this road is terrific birding. It’s a good spot for a close Kentucky Warbler. At the bottom of the road there is some pasture and an old barn. That spot is good for Chat and the edges are good for sparrows.

Once at the bottom of the hill reverse course and go back up the road to Sugar Camp Road, FR 2275. At the top of the hill turn right (east). If you want to make this a loop trip back to RRSP turn down the hill north at FR 2265 which continues onto FR 1162 and down to Highway F. This stretch of road is covered later. Alternatively you can continue east to birding areas near the town of Eagle Rock and the very upper reaches of Table Rock Lake.

2) The Roaring River Conservation Area is an eBird hotspot titled Roaring River CA. From RRSP travel about 2.5 miles on Highway F to a parking area on the right side of the road marked by a sign. We bird both sides of the road. The glade across Hwy F from the parking area is the most dependable site for Prairie Warbler. We have had multiple, singing birds here on several occasions and this week had three Prairie along with Blue Grosbeak, two Palm Warblers and Eastern Towhee. You can often here Chat calling in the distance. With only one Chat for the weekend they were just arriving. On the parking lot side there are trails worth exploring if you have time. White-eyed Vireo is common. We’ve had Blue-winged Warbler in this area also.

3) 0.7 mile past the Conservation Area is a turn-off onto FR 1162. This road as a birding route goes down to a nice stretch of the Roaring River, goes past the Munsey Cemetery, crosses a low-water bridge, then goes through some farm country before going up the hill to connect with Sugar Camp Road, FR 2275. It’s hard to explain, use a map or your navigation. Munsey Cemetery itself is not very birdy but the river area nearby is. With multiple Farm Road numbers involved I refer to this area as the Munsey Cemetery Road and use it as an eBird location. I use it to cover the area from the Roaring River Conservation Area to Sugar Camp Road. We travel this road from either direction depending on how we started our day.

This weekend the river at this area included Osprey, Bald Eagle, Great Blue and Green Herons, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Wood Ducks and warblers. We saw a mink come off the river, onto the low water crossing and move down the river to disappear into the bank. The nearby farm fields had Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and others. Dickcissel and Bobolink can be seen in these fields but had not yet arrived. One car in one group had Henslow’s Sparrow but I did not hear it.

4) The Washburn Wetlands, an eBird hotspot, is accessed by going west on County Road AA from Highway 112 between Cassville and Roaring River. Follow AA as it goes through four 90-degree turns and then continue on FR 2225 to the wetlands.

This is private property but it is not a big area and there is good viewing from the road. The area is prone to flooding. We tend to go here in the late afternoon after song-birding has slowed. Starting at 4:00 pm this last Saturday we had 40 species there in 90 minutes.

This weekend the wetlands had only Solitary Sandpiper for shorebirds but also had Northern Waterthrush, Prothonotary, Palm and Blackpoll Warblers, woodpeckers and sparrows. Northern Bobwhite called in the distance. Loggerhead Shrike, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Upland Sandpipers (last weekend) and Swainson’s Hawk worked the nearby fields.

5) As mentioned in the beginning the State Park picnic areas, river edge, campgrounds and the trails that leave from these campgrounds are in themselves prime birding areas. These areas are where you find American Redstart and lots of Yellow-throated Warblers. There is an ‘old road’ out of the park near the hatchery that goes north over a low water crossing. Now called FR 1135 at the park end this was historically called the best of the birding areas. You can get good birds here such as Hooded and Blue-winged but we prioritize the other areas for building up a list. This old road is great for wildflowers.

The road is rough. Multiple low-water crossings may be impassable after heavy rains but this road has many places where you can turn around if needed. An SUV or truck is recommended. If you continue going north and then west the road continues onto FR 2212 to connect with Highway 112.

We end the day at the restaurant at the Emory Melton Center. The food is good and reasonably priced. It is a pleasant place to end the day, usually quiet and unhurried. Sometimes it is unhurried as in it might take a while but it’s a great place to sit and recap the day.

Multiple eBird lists are on file for the days that I was there, April 25 - April 29, 2018.

Dave Williams, Leavenworth County, KS



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Date: 4/30/18 2:20 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Pine Ridge Recreation Area - Callaway County
Visited Pine Ridge after work today. Had 3 Pine Warblers and great looks at a Golden-winged Warbler. I also had good looks at a Blue-headed Vireo, two Swainson's Thrushes, and a Gray-Cheeked Thrush. A fine day all in all. Eric Wood Columbia MO <ewood802...>

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Date: 4/30/18 1:55 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: FOY Grasshopper Sparrow at Hi Lonesome + other birds
They are now probably everywhere they usually are. I did only hear one though.

Marge


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Grasshopper Sparrow singing at R-1 Lake on Sugar Grove Rd, Columbia today also. Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Although I monitored Hi Lonesome yesterday afternoon--and posted the sightings on ebird--I was not satisfied with the list. I had gone in the afternoon, and I felt sure there were a lot of birds missing.


I went around again this morning and heard and saw many more--namely the Henslow's were present, also the Common Yellowthroats and the FOY Grasshopper Sparrow. Outside of the fierce wind, it was a grand day at the prairie. Posting to ebird will be done shortly.

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Date: 4/30/18 1:53 pm
From: Kathleen Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Re: FOY Grasshopper Sparrow at Hi Lonesome + other birds
Grasshopper Sparrow singing at R-1 Lake on Sugar Grove Rd, Columbia today also. Kathleen Anderson, Columbia


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Although I monitored Hi Lonesome yesterday afternoon--and posted the sightings on ebird--I was not satisfied with the list. I had gone in the afternoon, and I felt sure there were a lot of birds missing.




I went around again this morning and heard and saw many more--namely the Henslow's were present, also the Common Yellowthroats and the FOY Grasshopper Sparrow. Outside of the fierce wind, it was a grand day at the prairie. Posting to ebird will be done shortly.

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Date: 4/30/18 1:13 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Rock Bridge SP field trip scouting--FOS birds
I went out today to scout for the CAS field trip to Rock Bridge Mem. SP tomorrow (Tuesday). The field trip starts at 8:00 a.m. at Devil's Icebox parking lot.

FOS birds today were 1 Northern Waterthrush and 2 Gray-cheeked Thrushes.

FOS for me for Rock Bridge were Blue-winged Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, White-eyed Vireo and Summer Tanager.

A surprise was a Rock Bridge first spring record Solitary Sandpiper.

Looking forward to bodacious birding on the field trip tomorrow--experienced birders helping beginners.

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Date: 4/30/18 11:51 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...>
Subject: FOY Grasshopper Sparrow at Hi Lonesome + other birds
Although I monitored Hi Lonesome yesterday afternoon--and posted the sightings on ebird--I was not satisfied with the list. I had gone in the afternoon, and I felt sure there were a lot of birds missing.


I went around again this morning and heard and saw many more--namely the Henslow's were present, also the Common Yellowthroats and the FOY Grasshopper Sparrow. Outside of the fierce wind, it was a grand day at the prairie. Posting to ebird will be done shortly.

Marge


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Date: 4/30/18 11:22 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Virginia Rail
Heron Pond at Riverland
8 a.m. Monday

There are still 3 Virginia Rails at heron pond. I have some decent photos. If you want them
let me know. <pmoffett...>

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Date: 4/30/18 10:07 am
From: David Rabenau <david...>
Subject: Lower Meramec County Park, St. Louis County
For warblers, just Louisiana, Common Yellowthroat, and Northern Parula.

The surprise: at least 4 American Woodcock, possibly a few more - they all flushed at once and went every which way. One landed on the path ahead and I thought it was injured, until it flew a little further and started acting injured again. Didn’t know these did that, too (like a Killdeer). I assume they must be nesting.

David Rabenau
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Date: 4/30/18 9:05 am
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Spring Migrants at Jerry Smith
The strong southerly winds have brought migration to the park in south KC. New finds include Eastern and Western Kingbirds, several Swainson’s Thrushes, a couple of Nashville Warblers, Indigo Buntings and Least Flycatchers, a very chatty Yellow-breasted Chat, an Orange-crowned and Black-and-white Warbler and a few Blue-gray Gnatchers. Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-throated Sparrows and Ruby-crowned Kinglet still hanging around. Full list on Ebird.

Sherry Leonardo
Grandview, MO

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Date: 4/30/18 7:27 am
From: thosgoetten <thosgoetten...>
Subject: Re: Warbler ID class - MDC at Busch CA
Nancy and I second all of Ev's comments!Wonderful workshop!Thank you,Tom and Nancy GoettenJerseyville, Il.


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A tip of my birding cap to sincerely thank all those involved in presenting the Warbler Song ID workshop - the enthusiasm, initiative, and graciousness of all the organizers, and field trip leaders was really special.  Every detail from time management, to excellent handouts, to first rate teaching - just terrific. Such a warm, comfortable welcoming setting from start to finish. 
I'll be first in line to sign-up for any workshops that might be offered in the future - I learned so much, and had a lot of fun.
I was so pumped-up Fri. evening when I got home I couldn't sleep - that says something!

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 4/30/18 6:55 am
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti...>
Subject: Virginia rails, Eagle Bluffs CA
For those in the central part of the state, Virginia Rails are currently being seen at Eagle Bluffs CA. Within the last couple of days, we saw 3 possibly 4 in the small marsh area located at the Pool 10 parking area right before you enter the second one-way loop. A Virginia rail was also heard but not seen farther down the one way loop (maybe halfway) in Pool 10. Last evening, one walked out in the open in Pool 4, in the marsh area by the parking area toward the bottom of the first one way loop. Sora's are also showing up in abundance and becoming more visible as they walk around, and Marsh Wrens are singing. The ibis was back in pool 10 last evening. Saw a single Dickcissel, but it was not singing, probably too exhausted from the journey! Lark sparrows and Eastern Kingbirds have also arrived.

An avocet was reported yesterday at Eagle Bluffs (eBird) but no specific location given - I did not see it last evening.

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Date: 4/30/18 6:40 am
From: Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...>
Subject: Virginia Rails. RMBS
The 3 Virginia Rails continue in the little slough of Water directly in
front of & perpendicular to the Heron Pond parking lot.

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Date: 4/30/18 6:39 am
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Yellow Rail & King Rail at Schell-Osage
From the MRBA Facebook Group:

Yellow Rail and King Rail discovered by Kendell Loyd, Steve and Debbie
Martin, and Tim Barksdale last evening at Schell-Osage.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45095125

Kevin Wehner
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Date: 4/30/18 6:00 am
From: WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Pine Siskins
Just had four Pine Siskins appear at my Cape Girardeau feeder.

——Bill Eddleman

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Date: 4/29/18 8:06 pm
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FOY- Oriole and young ruby throat male plus other life.


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Date: 4/29/18 7:17 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Dunn Ranch, Harrison Co.
I ran over to Dunn Ranch this morning while we were in the area visiting family. I heard an Upland Sandpiper and a Henslow's Sparrow at the first place I stopped. Then saw several of each other places around and heard more. Watched 10 Greater Praire Chickens still displaying at the now main booming ground north of the blind SW of the area Hdqtrs. I was scoping them from the parking/equipment area on the south side of the road. Saw and heard Ringed-neck Pheasants several places as usual too. Was not expecting a Common Yellowthroat to fly across in front of me at another place. I know it's time, but didn't think my FOY would be almost to Iowa! Unexpected also was a Great Egret flying across the open Praire, and a Red-headed Woodpecker in a small tree with a little circle of brush in the middle of a recently burned section. Observed a total of 20 Deer and most of the 100+ Bison on the property.     Nice to see several places where controlled Burns had been done at Dunn and Pawnee Praire to the west. This was also true at Helton Conservation area SE of Bethany., that included the Helton Praire Natural Area on the NW corner. Should be a great year to visit this area which has a rich variety of Native Wildflowers and the Birds and Insects that go with it!
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Date: 4/29/18 6:58 pm
From: Terry McNeely <terrymcneely...>
Subject: Daviess County birds
Strange year indeed. Left the house today on a short work/birding trip.

Had a FOS Eastern Kingbird, and a few miles down the road had 3 Junco. Returned home to find White crowned Sparrow singing along with Brown Thrashers.



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Date: 4/29/18 6:55 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Clay-colored Sparrows in Cole County
I posted some photos of one of three Clay-colored Sparrows that flushed up out of the grass west of the entrance road to Stringtown Bridge Access in Cole County this afternoon. This site is a public fishing area on North Moreau Creek and can be accessed using Hemstreet Road, which begins and ends at Route C. Last year I found this spot to be reliable for Yellow-throated and Prothonotary Warblers, although I didnt see the latter today.

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Prior to this, I visited Scrivner Road CA, also in Cole county, where FOY birds included two Yellow-breasted Chats, two Lincolns Sparrows, an Orange-crowned Warbler, and a gorgeous male Baltimore Oriole.

Good birding everyone,
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Date: 4/29/18 6:14 pm
From: Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman...>
Subject: FOY Sightings - Kirksville, MO
This evening we had 1st of Year sightings of a male ruby-throated hummingbird, and both a male and female rose-breasted grosbeak, all at our backyard feeders.

Earlier today, we had 15-20 goldfinch (approx 2/3 of which were male) feeding on our nyjer seed and perched in our river birch tree. Some of the goldfinch appeared to be pecking at the recently emerged catkins on the river birch. Never seen that before.

I expect well see baltimore orioles soon.

Dan Getman, Kirtksville, in northeast MO

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Date: 4/29/18 4:40 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Acadian, Orchard, Swainson's Thrush-- Rock Bridge, Binder, Jaycee Park

Had some FOS's at Rock Bridge, Devil's Ice Box area, this morning: 2 Swainson's Thrushes, Acadian Flycatcher, probable Nashville Warbler. Good looks at a couple of Parula's who were down low to say hello, RC Kinglet still hanging around. Binder's playground area yesterday had at least a couple of Palm Warblers. Jaycee Park (Jefferson City) had Orange Crowned Warbler, still Kinglets too, while today across the fence from Jaycee was an Orchard Oriole, and nearby an Eastern Kingbird. I still keep thinking about that Parula last weekend at Rock Bridge who was hopping rocks in the creek when no leaves were on the trees.

Jane Frazier
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Date: 4/29/18 3:39 pm
From: Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...>
Subject: Re: Barry County 4/25
Barry County 4-29
Today we spent less time in the field with fewer birders and habitats.  A long, but fun five days of birding.  But the end results were still good.  We identified 85 total species with 22 warblers in the mix.  Nice views of Cereluan Warbler on Sugar Camp road, Blackpoll Warbler and Philadelphia Vireo at the Washburn Wetland.  The warbler list today included Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Blackpoll, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Black-throated Green.
A second day of milder temperatures and sun has changed the look of the forest dramaticly.  The leaves are still not out completely, but the leaves are well on their way.
Jerry & Margie WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:57 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry county 4-28.  Today Margie & I were the leaders for the GOAS field trip to Barry County.   Our group included 22 birders.   We finished the day with 20 warbler species and 101 total species.  The warblers were Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellow-throat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rump, and Yellow-throated. 
The highlights were our first Blackburnian in this area in several years, a Yellow-throated Warbler nest, and several birders added to their life list with lifer Worm-eating, Cerulean, and Blackburnian Warblers, as well as Scarlet Tanager.  Thanks to Charley Burwick, who will be posting the full list on ebird.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Friday, April 27, 2018 9:41 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry county 4-27.  Funny what a little sunshine and warmer temperatures can do.  Bird vocalization and visibility for birders improving.  Today our group identified 21 warbler species, 96 total species.  We spent the first hour this morning in campground two, where we identified 12 warbler species.  Up on Sugar Camp Drive, a bit quieter, but still added one Cereulean, one Worm-eating, and at least a dozen Hooded Warblers.  Good looks at those three, Black-throated Green, and Prairie.   First Yellow-breasted Chat for the year.  Good day for shorebirds by our standards for this area.  Spotted, Solitary, Greater Yellow-legs, Killdeer. (Not much shorebird habitat in these parts.)  We were joined by brother Dave and six other Kansas birders, plus Jill Hays, Debbie & Steve Martin, Nancy & Hammons Shanda from GOAS.  Back at it again tomorrow leading the GOAS field trip here.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 4/26A new day, new challenges.  We ended today with 19 warbler species, 100 total species.  Highlights were Blackpoll Warbler on Sugar Camp and Swainson's Hawk near the Washburn Wetlands.  Hooded Warblers were much more vocal today, which allowed us to identify 12 of them this morning.  Ceruleans were quiet today.  None on the list.  In fact, a lot of the warbler species on Sugar Camp road were quiet except for Hooded.  The temperature stayed below 50 degrees and cloudy most of the day  There was more sound in the campgrounds of Roaring River State Park, where we saw Redstarts, Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Kentucky, Ovenbird and Black-throated Green.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri



On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:04 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Southern Barry County today was wet and chilly, but with some effort we were able to identify 92 species.  We were joined by two Kansas birders, Leon Hicks and Carolyn Schwab.  For the first time this year, we hit the 20 warbler mark.  Twenty even, to be exact.  The highlights were finally getting a visual on Black-throated Green Warbler, and great views of Tennessee, Nashville, Kentucky, Worm-eating and Hooded Warblers.  Also in the mix were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Prothonotary, Orange-crowned, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Palm, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Prairie.
We also saw a Merlin perched on Sugar Camp Road.  Haven't seen a Merlin here in several years. 
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri










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Date: 4/29/18 12:54 pm
From: Steve Bingham <subpopstar...>
Subject: Cooley Lake CA
I spent a pleasant morning at Cooley Lake CA in Clay County. It was breezy,
with good variety in general. Blue-winged Teal were the most common birds
by far, followed by coots. Shorebirds were decent with several yellowlegs
of both species as well as snipe, Pectoral Sandpipers, and a single
Solitary Sandpiper.

I was surprised to find a lone White-faced Ibis feeding, which looks like
it might be the first one in Clay County this year per eBird. Two Great
Egrets were nearby.

Warbler variety wasn't great with Yellow-rumps being the most numerous. I
did hear Northern Parula and had a few Palm Warblers come within feet of me
at one point.

Eastern Kingbirds are back and a couple Lark Sparrows were other nice finds.

Full list on eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45066035

My final surprise was to find a late Pine Siskin at my thistle feeder when
I walked into the house upon my return.

Good birding!

Steve Bingham
Kansas City, MO

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Date: 4/29/18 11:12 am
From: David Rabenau <david...>
Subject: Castlewood SP, St. Louis County
Cerulean Warbler, behind concrete structures off asphalt riverfront trail
Northern Parula, same place
Lots and lots of Yellow-rumped

Summer Tanager, female, in field off large parking lot by the old boat ramp

Bald Eagle, adult, along the river

David Rabenau
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Date: 4/29/18 9:41 am
From: Douglas Hommert <doug...>
Subject: Virginia Rails at Riverlands
At least three Virginia Rails in the small ditch that is perpendicular to the Heron Pond parking lot.

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Date: 4/29/18 9:26 am
From: Eric Reuter <eric...>
Subject: Followup on mystery nest and FOY Summer Tanager
With regard to our post yesterday about a mystery nest found on a rock
ledge at Pinnacles Youth Park, a reader wrote us to suggest Canada Goose.
In retrospect, this makes sense, and fits several other observations that
we hadn’t connected before. For example, when we first started the walk,
we heard a single goose at the other side of the park apparently take off
and fly while issuing loud (alarm?) calls. We didn’t think much of it at
the time, but now realize that its origin was in the right place for the
nest we later discovered. Second, we’d observed another group hiking in
that direction, and their timing would have been about right to startle a
goose off its nest there. Third, and more speculatively, this area doesn’t
get much visitation during the week, so it’s possible that the goose had
started building the nest during the week and hadn’t been bothered until
the first pulse of hikers came through Saturday morning, explaining the
nest’s proximity to the trail.

Also, two Summer Tanagers showed up this morning, our first of the year.

Eric & Joanna Reuter
Boone County, MO

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Date: 4/29/18 8:14 am
From: Lori Hagglund <hagglund.lori...>
Subject: Re: RBGR Saline County
So did we, in Columbia, a gorgeous male with an accompanying female, who definitely dominated him at the sunflower feeder! Also a Baltimore Oriole and two Indigo Buntings, a pair of Purple Finches and still a few Pine Siskins. The Eastern Bluebirds in our nest box are on the verge of fledging and the Titmice are bringing young ones to the feeder. Fabulous morning overall, with 26 species from the back deck in about an hour!

Lori Hagglund
Boone County


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Date: 4/29/18 7:29 am
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: RBGR Saline County
Had our FOY Rose-breasted Grosbeak at our feeders in Saline County this morning. It’s a smashing ASY male.

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Date: 4/29/18 7:22 am
From: James Bair <0000019f7a2415d4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Handicapped Birding Locations update no birds
Handicapped Birding sites in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Arkansas.

I have been working on this project for abt a month. I want to prduce a list of wheelchair friendly biding sites across Missouri that meet certain ADA criteria. Any additions to the list are welcome.

Just send hem to my email address withe the Heading Handicapped Site. I need sites, trails or areas in in Iowa,and Arkansas and Illinois that meet ADA certification. <jpbairkc...>

If you would like a pdf copy of the draft drop me an email and I will send it via return mail.

Please share this message with your local chapters and groups in the above states
A big thank you goes out to all of you who have helped so far.

James Bair
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Date: 4/29/18 7:17 am
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...>
Subject: Saturday April 28, 2018 SLAS Greer Area Field Trip Report
Saturday April 28, 2018 SLAS Greer Area Field Trip Report:


Note: This is not a complete listing of all species seen or heard.


This is my report from the SLAS trip to the Greer Springs Area. A group on one, Edge Wade, joined me for this excursion, which allowed for some relaxed and pleasant conversations.

The weather was perfect! Camped Friday night and enjoyed a full moon and a pion campfire. Pion wood is supposed to be a natural mosquito repellent, and the smokey pine fragrance adds a great aroma to any occasion.

Although there were a few campsites of several people at each. The campground was far from full and absolutely quiet by 10 PM. Camping was free. Fees start in May.

We encountered 16 Warbler Species, 14 Missouri Breeding Species on this trip.

Greer Crossing Picnic Area and Campground

Swainson's Warbler

Cerulean Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
American Redstart
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler
N. Parula
Yellow-throated Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

White-throated Sparrow


Cemetery Road

Tennessee Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Swainson's Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Kentucky

Ovenbird

Louisiana Waterthrush

N. Parula

Yellow-throated Vireo

White-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Indigo Bunting

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Summer Tanager


Greer Spring Trail
Pine Warbler
Worm-eating Warber
Hooded Warbler
Ovenbird
Scarlet Tanager
Broad-winged Hawk

Shannon County/Oregon County Line Turnoff
Prairie Warbler
Pine Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Bob Bailey St. Louis, MO <bohemewarbler...>

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Date: 4/29/18 6:41 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Workshops
The Warbler Song ID Workshop was the third in a series offered in 2017-18 (the first two were Shorebird ID Workshop, August 11-12, 2017, and Winter Sparrow and Raptor Workshop, March 9 -10, 2018).

These have been organized and directed by State Ornithologist Sarah Kendrick as part of the CACHE agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Audubon Society of Missouri. These have been open to MDC and DNR personnel and the birding public. All were filled to capacity.

Instructors for these three workshops were Paul McKenzie and Brad Jacobs. Bill Rowe has conducted a great Gull ID workshop in previous years.

ASM and MDC plan to continue offering workshops. Participant enthusiasm goes a long way toward making future workshops a priority effort. Suggestions for topics and locales are welcome. Contact Sarah Kendrick or Edge Wade with your promptings.

Edge Wade
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Date: 4/29/18 5:57 am
From: Ev Luecke <evluecke...>
Subject: Re: Warbler ID class - MDC at Busch CA
A tip of my birding cap to sincerely thank all those involved in presenting the Warbler Song ID workshop - the enthusiasm, initiative, and graciousness of all the organizers, and field trip leaders was really special. Every detail from time management, to excellent handouts, to first rate teaching - just terrific. Such a warm, comfortable welcoming setting from start to finish.
I'll be first in line to sign-up for any workshops that might be offered in the future - I learned so much, and had a lot of fun.
I was so pumped-up Fri. evening when I got home I couldn't sleep - that says something!

Ev Luecke
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Date: 4/28/18 7:57 pm
From: Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...>
Subject: Re: Barry County 4/25
Barry county 4-28.  Today Margie & I were the leaders for the GOAS field trip to Barry County.   Our group included 22 birders.   We finished the day with 20 warbler species and 101 total species.  The warblers were Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Kentucky, Common Yellow-throat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rump, and Yellow-throated. 
The highlights were our first Blackburnian in this area in several years, a Yellow-throated Warbler nest, and several birders added to their life list with lifer Worm-eating, Cerulean, and Blackburnian Warblers, as well as Scarlet Tanager.  Thanks to Charley Burwick, who will be posting the full list on ebird.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Friday, April 27, 2018 9:41 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry county 4-27.  Funny what a little sunshine and warmer temperatures can do.  Bird vocalization and visibility for birders improving.  Today our group identified 21 warbler species, 96 total species.  We spent the first hour this morning in campground two, where we identified 12 warbler species.  Up on Sugar Camp Drive, a bit quieter, but still added one Cereulean, one Worm-eating, and at least a dozen Hooded Warblers.  Good looks at those three, Black-throated Green, and Prairie.   First Yellow-breasted Chat for the year.  Good day for shorebirds by our standards for this area.  Spotted, Solitary, Greater Yellow-legs, Killdeer. (Not much shorebird habitat in these parts.)  We were joined by brother Dave and six other Kansas birders, plus Jill Hays, Debbie & Steve Martin, Nancy & Hammons Shanda from GOAS.  Back at it again tomorrow leading the GOAS field trip here.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 4/26A new day, new challenges.  We ended today with 19 warbler species, 100 total species.  Highlights were Blackpoll Warbler on Sugar Camp and Swainson's Hawk near the Washburn Wetlands.  Hooded Warblers were much more vocal today, which allowed us to identify 12 of them this morning.  Ceruleans were quiet today.  None on the list.  In fact, a lot of the warbler species on Sugar Camp road were quiet except for Hooded.  The temperature stayed below 50 degrees and cloudy most of the day  There was more sound in the campgrounds of Roaring River State Park, where we saw Redstarts, Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Kentucky, Ovenbird and Black-throated Green.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri



On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:04 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Southern Barry County today was wet and chilly, but with some effort we were able to identify 92 species.  We were joined by two Kansas birders, Leon Hicks and Carolyn Schwab.  For the first time this year, we hit the 20 warbler mark.  Twenty even, to be exact.  The highlights were finally getting a visual on Black-throated Green Warbler, and great views of Tennessee, Nashville, Kentucky, Worm-eating and Hooded Warblers.  Also in the mix were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Prothonotary, Orange-crowned, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Palm, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Prairie.
We also saw a Merlin perched on Sugar Camp Road.  Haven't seen a Merlin here in several years. 
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri








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Date: 4/28/18 6:30 pm
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Re: Castlewood SP area birds
There seem to be a few in at Lost Valley although none that we heard were close to the trail. The normal April birds seem to just be arriving. Had my first Yellow Warbler today at Lake 33 boat launch (along with what sounded like two Prothonotary Warblers which I did not expect there). There was one Blue-winged singing at Lost Valley where I would normally expect to here at least three or four. The weather seems to have really but the migration back.

One the other hand, I seem to be seeing more Broad-winged Hawks than usual. On Thursday, we had one perched by the road at Rockwoods Reservation, presumably a nesting bird.

David Becher

Saint Louis


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Subject: Re: Castlewood SP area birds

Just a quick FYI; I saw a Worm-eating Warbler last week at Simpson Lake, east parking lot off Marshall Rd in Valley Park.
Gary Rauvola
Glendale, MO

On Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 7:43 AM Michael Brady <00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...><mailto:<00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...>> wrote:
Distant whipporwill calling early this morn in some woods near St Paul Rd close to the Sherman Beach Access area of Castlewood SP

In the main part of Castlewood SP at least 2 ceruleans back on their usual territorys.One near the first parking lot after you go under the railroad tracks.The other about 400 down the road from there.

Both summer and scarlet tans singing near each other along the Fern Grotto cutoff trail of the Grotpeter trail

Didnt look real hard this morn but a couple of black vultures will often roost with the TV's in the sycamores along the river trail just above where the old cement dredging hold ruins are.

Dont know if anyone has reported worm-eating warblers around St Louis but have not seen or heard any yet at Castlewood which is kind of odd

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Date: 4/28/18 5:47 pm
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: Re: VA Rail RMBS
Yes. A good topic for constructive dialogue at the spring meeting, “How best to ‘friend’ the birds”.


Ethan Duke
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> On Apr 28, 2018, at 6:58 PM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
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> I’m beginning to feel like Missouri birding is re-building the Tower of Babel. Four Facebook pages ( that I know of), plus eBird, plus MOBIRDS. I wish bird conservation could capture as much interest!
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>> On Apr 28, 2018, at 1:35 PM, Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> wrote:
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>> From "Missouri Birders" Facebook page (public page)
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>> No location within RMBS given.
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Date: 4/28/18 5:13 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Greer Spring area birding
I'm just home from a delightful day with Bob Bailey in the Greer Spring/Eleven Point River area. This was posted as a St. Louis Audubon field trip. My only regret is that no one else joined us.

Bob's intimate knowledge of the area (several examples of "This is where I usually get..." and the bird starts singing as he speaks). If Bob responds to Mike Brady's request to lead another trip there, go if you can!

Among birds observed were Swainson's, Worm-eating, Hooded, Black-and-White, Pine, Nashville and Tennessee warblers; Scarlet and Summer Tanager.

Edge Wade
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Date: 4/28/18 4:58 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: VA Rail RMBS
Amen on both counts.

edge

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I’m beginning to feel like Missouri birding is re-building the Tower of Babel. Four Facebook pages ( that I know of), plus eBird, plus MOBIRDS. I wish bird conservation could capture as much interest!

——Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 28, 2018, at 1:35 PM, Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> wrote:
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> From "Missouri Birders" Facebook page (public page)
> "Virginia Rail, photographed early this morning at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary."
>
> No location within RMBS given.
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> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
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Date: 4/28/18 4:25 pm
From: Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...>
Subject: Saturday -- SW MO birding loop
Today (Saturday), Denise Welch and I saw the Green-tailed Towhee at 7:15 am. Then saw the Burrowing Owl at about 9:15 am. Then arrived at Fellows Lake in Springfield about 11 am but not see the previously reported Red-throated Loon. But we did see two Common Loons, one of which sadly had fishing line wrapped around its bill and neck. Two Horned Grebes still at Fellows Lake. Then we went to Springfield Lake and saw about 5 pelicans, an osprey and about 125 cormorants. One lone, distant cormorant may have been a previously reported Neotropic but not sure.

Robert Brundage
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Date: 4/28/18 2:41 pm
From: Eric Reuter <eric...>
Subject: Boone County warblers, waterthrush nesting, and mystery nest
Saturday morning Joana and I spent a few hours birding an often-overlooked
site in northern Boone County, Pinnacles Youth Park. We found 35 species
(eBird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45028849) including
Worm-eating, Palm, Yellow-throated, and Yellow-rumped Warblers; Northern
Parulas and Louisiana Waterthrushes were especially numerous and active.
Raptors were clearly migrating, as we saw several Broad-winged Hawks
soaring as well as an Osprey.

The morning’s best highlights came from several Louisiana Waterthrushes.
We observed one pair collecting nesting material, taking turns to fly down
to a creek and pick through wet leaves before selecting one (or a cluster)
and carrying these back up to a nest hole hidden behind some ferns along
the rocky stream bank. Given how well-concealed waterthrush nests tend to
be, this was really fun to watch. Later, we observed a different
individual apparently attempting to eat a rather large crayfish (nearly as
long as the bird itself). The claws and legs appeared to be missing, but
the bird spent several minutes pecking at the main body, repeatedly
tossing it into the air as part of its efforts. Eventually it seemed to
give up and wandered off along the bank foraging for smaller food.

We also found what appeared to be an unusual nest site. On top of a rock
ledge maybe 10’ above Silver Fork Creek, only a few feet from a
well-established trail, there was a very neat circular arrangement of
sticks perhaps 12-18” across, covered in a thick layer of down and small
feathers. It didn’t appear to have fallen from a tree, as it was so neatly
arranged on the ground. We weren’t sure what would want to build a nest
that large in such an easily accessible site. Any ideas what this might
be? See photo here:

http://cherthollowfarm.com/transfer/Pinnacles_nest_2.jpg

Eric & Joanna Reuter
Boone County, MO

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Date: 4/28/18 2:28 pm
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Warbler ID class - MDC at Busch CA
Hello awesome birders. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who volunteered time to make this happen, for which I benefited by attending. My trips into the field could not have been better, and I learned several things along the way. I will specifically mention my field trip organizers, Bill Rowe and Mike Thelen, and thank them for their gracious donation of time. I will also say that I was quite thrilled to meet Brad Jacobs, whose book "Birds In Missouri" is my favorite bird book from strictly an enjoyment factor, and I was glad to get to tell him so. He humbly deferred much credit to the book artists, but without his vision I would not have this terrific book.Finally, I mingled with a few birders who I previously didn't know, and it was a true pleasure. Thanks for the memorable weekend.
Tom CarawaySt. Charles, MO

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Date: 4/28/18 12:21 pm
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: Re: VA Rail RMBS
Bill Eddleman wrote on Mobirds:

"I'm beginning to feel like Missouri birding is re-building the Tower of
Babel. Four Facebook pages ( that I know of), plus eBird, plus MOBIRDS.
I wish bird conservation could capture as much interest!"


I'm just the messenger recouping from chemo sending on a bird sighting.
Maybe others can spearhead MO's needed conservation movement.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Date: 4/28/18 12:02 pm
From: David Rabenau <david...>
Subject: Chubb Trail, St. Louis County

Along the Chubb trail in West Tyson County Park, the portion along the Meramec River, including (and especially) the low river cut-off section:

Many Palm Warblers along the low water section
Prothonotary Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Yellow-breasted Chat
Common Yellowthroat
Louisiana Waterthrush

Swainson’s Thrush
Eastern Bluebird

2 Eastern Screech Owls, one at each end of the low water section of the trail, one doing it horse whinny call
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker

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Date: 4/28/18 11:53 am
From: WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Re: VA Rail RMBS
I’m beginning to feel like Missouri birding is re-building the Tower of Babel. Four Facebook pages ( that I know of), plus eBird, plus MOBIRDS. I wish bird conservation could capture as much interest!

——Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

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> On Apr 28, 2018, at 1:35 PM, Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> wrote:
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> From "Missouri Birders" Facebook page (public page)
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Date: 4/28/18 11:35 am
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: VA Rail RMBS
From "Missouri Birders" Facebook page (public page)
"Virginia Rail, photographed early this morning at Riverlands Migratory
Bird Sanctuary."

No location within RMBS given.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Date: 4/28/18 8:50 am
From: Miller, Terry <millert...>
Subject: Black crowned Night Heron
Very birdy this morning as I traveled gravel roads on northeast side of Smithville lake. At a decent sized neighborhood pond/lake, I had Buffleheads, a couple DC Cormorants, 5 Lesser Scaup, one Great Egret, and a Black Crowned Night Heron flew over and landed in one of the willow trees and that enabled me to scope him out from pretty close range!! Very cool!!

Terry L. Miller
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Date: 4/28/18 8:12 am
From: Gary Rauvola <grauvola...>
Subject: Re: Castlewood SP area birds
Just a quick FYI; I saw a Worm-eating Warbler last week at Simpson Lake,
east parking lot off Marshall Rd in Valley Park.
Gary Rauvola
Glendale, MO

On Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 7:43 AM Michael Brady <
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> Distant whipporwill calling early this morn in some woods near St Paul
> Rd close to the Sherman Beach Access area of Castlewood SP
>
> In the main part of Castlewood SP at least 2 ceruleans back on their
> usual territorys.One near the first parking lot after you go under the
> railroad tracks.The other about 400 down the road from there.
>
> Both summer and scarlet tans singing near each other along the Fern
> Grotto cutoff trail of the Grotpeter trail
>
> Didnt look real hard this morn but a couple of black vultures will often
> roost with the TV's in the sycamores along the river trail just above
> where the old cement dredging hold ruins are.
>
> Dont know if anyone has reported worm-eating warblers around St Louis but
> have not seen or heard any yet at Castlewood which is kind of odd
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Date: 4/28/18 5:43 am
From: Michael Brady <00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Castlewood SP area birds
Distant whipporwill calling early this morn in some woods near St Paul Rd close to the Sherman Beach Access area of Castlewood SP

In the main part of Castlewood SP at least 2 ceruleans back on their usual territorys.One near the first parking lot after you go under the railroad tracks.The other about 400 down the road from there.

Both summer and scarlet tans singing near each other along the Fern Grotto cutoff trail of the Grotpeter trail

Didnt look real hard this morn but a couple of black vultures will often roost with the TV's in the sycamores along the river trail just above where the old cement dredging hold ruins are.

Dont know if anyone has reported worm-eating warblers around St Louis but have not seen or heard any yet at Castlewood which is kind of odd

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Date: 4/27/18 7:41 pm
From: Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...>
Subject: Re: Barry County 4/25
Barry county 4-27.  Funny what a little sunshine and warmer temperatures can do.  Bird vocalization and visibility for birders improving.  Today our group identified 21 warbler species, 96 total species.  We spent the first hour this morning in campground two, where we identified 12 warbler species.  Up on Sugar Camp Drive, a bit quieter, but still added one Cereulean, one Worm-eating, and at least a dozen Hooded Warblers.  Good looks at those three, Black-throated Green, and Prairie.   First Yellow-breasted Chat for the year.  Good day for shorebirds by our standards for this area.  Spotted, Solitary, Greater Yellow-legs, Killdeer. (Not much shorebird habitat in these parts.)  We were joined by brother Dave and six other Kansas birders, plus Jill Hays, Debbie & Steve Martin, Nancy & Hammons Shanda from GOAS.  Back at it again tomorrow leading the GOAS field trip here.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri


On Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Barry County 4/26A new day, new challenges.  We ended today with 19 warbler species, 100 total species.  Highlights were Blackpoll Warbler on Sugar Camp and Swainson's Hawk near the Washburn Wetlands.  Hooded Warblers were much more vocal today, which allowed us to identify 12 of them this morning.  Ceruleans were quiet today.  None on the list.  In fact, a lot of the warbler species on Sugar Camp road were quiet except for Hooded.  The temperature stayed below 50 degrees and cloudy most of the day  There was more sound in the campgrounds of Roaring River State Park, where we saw Redstarts, Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Kentucky, Ovenbird and Black-throated Green.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri



On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:04 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Southern Barry County today was wet and chilly, but with some effort we were able to identify 92 species.  We were joined by two Kansas birders, Leon Hicks and Carolyn Schwab.  For the first time this year, we hit the 20 warbler mark.  Twenty even, to be exact.  The highlights were finally getting a visual on Black-throated Green Warbler, and great views of Tennessee, Nashville, Kentucky, Worm-eating and Hooded Warblers.  Also in the mix were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Prothonotary, Orange-crowned, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Palm, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Prairie.
We also saw a Merlin perched on Sugar Camp Road.  Haven't seen a Merlin here in several years. 
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Date: 4/27/18 7:26 pm
From: Kevin Wehner <webmaster...>
Subject: Red-throated Loon in Greene County
Crosspost from Missouri Rare Bird Alert Facebook Group:

Kendell Loyd found a Red-throated Loon on Fellows Lake in Greene County this evening.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45004337

Kevin Wehner
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Date: 4/27/18 6:51 pm
From: Robert Brundage <rjbrundage...>
Subject: Eagle Bluff CA - Friday evening
Lots of Pecs and Lesser Yellowlegs. About 7 Golden Plovers. One Bairds. Several Greater Yellowlegs. Several Palm Warblers. One Am Bittern. One Snowy Egret.

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Date: 4/27/18 3:04 pm
From: Douglas Hommert <doug...>
Subject: Towe Grove Park - Gaddy Garden
I spent several hours this morning in Gaddy Garden. The only warblers seen were Northern Parula and Yellow-rumped Warbler. Other birds of note included Blue-headed Vireo, Purple Finch, Summer Tanager, Winter Wren and Wood Thrush. A complete checklist is at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44997347

Douglas Hommert
Hommert Central Nature Photography
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Date: 4/27/18 8:03 am
From: stef rit <00000272a39b5bf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: tern identification
Hello,
I was at Busch wildlife yesterday and photographed what I believe is a royal tern. I was trying to enter it on Ebird but since it is a rare bird I would like confirmation of the type of tern it is before I submit. Can anyone assist me in the id?
Thanks.
stephanie
lincoln county

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Date: 4/27/18 7:09 am
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...>
Subject: SLAS-sponsored birding field trip to the Greer Spring area Saturday, April 28.
St. Louis Audubon Society-sponsored birding field trip to the Greer Spring area Saturday, April 28.

Reposting as a reminder...

SLAS Field Trip to Greer Spring area
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Meet at Greer Crossing Picnic and Campground Area at 8:00 A.M (situated along the Eleven Point River, Oregon County). Field trip is expected to last until about midday. We will stay in the picnic and camping area until about 10:00 to accommodate late arrivals, as this serves as an excellent birding area.
We'll explore the areas and trails near Greer for the remainder of the day.
Weather Note: Forecast is calling for sunny and clear with a high of 69.

Trip Leader: Bob Bailey

Camping is available at Greer Crossing Campground , around $12 to 15 dollars. I plan on camping there Friday night but need to leave late afternoon Saturday due to prior commitments. (It's possible I could end up in a nearby comfy inn, but in either case, I'll be at the campground picnic area by 8:00 AM).

Directions From St. Louis: I-55 > US 67 > US 60 > HWY 19. From US 60, Greer is 16.6 miles south on HWY 19, and will be on your left just before the Eleven Point River bridge.

Anyone interested is welcome.


Bob Bailey
St. Louis, MO
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Date: 4/27/18 7:02 am
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...>
Subject: Re: Busch Greenway
Thanks, Tom.

However, I did not discover this beautiful and exceptional birding spot on my own. Barb Brownell, who joined us on the SLAS Field trip, April 21, told me about the spot. So I'd like to thank Barb for that.


I would also encourage anyone in the St. Louis/St. Charles area to check this spot out and follow that up by contacting the University of Missouri Curators who have proposed selling this property for homes development, which will most certainly despoil this area.


Below I'm reposting a letter (in part) that came by the way of Cathleen Halek. Many thanks to her for providing this important piece of information.


Regarding the proposed Missouri Bluffs Development (PUD18-01). Your comments are a vital part of the process that will continue with the next County Council meeting on April 30th at 7 p.m. Because of your concern, I am sending you some additional information that you may find useful.



The decision to sell this property was made by the Curators of the University of Missouri. You can contact them via email at <www.boardofcurators...>, by phone at 573-882-2388 or by mail to UM Board of Curators, 316 University Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211. Three of the nine curators are from the St. Louis region and may be familiar with the area. They are Ms. Julia Brncic, Mr. Darryl Chatman, and Mr. Maurice Graham.



Of particular interest to the curators may be the fact that the Universitys Director of Real Estate, Mr. Kevin Hogg, stated at the 4/9 Council meeting that no public Parks, Conservation, Zoological, Horticultural, or Natural Resource organizations were contacted regarding this property. Nor were the myriad of private, nonprofit organizations that serve to conserve our natural resources. I find it unfathomable that these organizations were not contacted with the Universitys asking price for this property.



I would encourage you to contact the Curators as soon as possible. I want them to know that these bluffs are near several public trails and conservation areas and are valuable to the residents of the area. And then I will respectfully ask them to delay this sale until such time that the various public and private organizations that could be interested in preserving these bluffs are contacted about purchasing this land. The next Board of Curators meeting is on June 21-22 in Columbia.



Thanks again for your input, I hope this information is helpful.

Respectfully,

Joe Cronin
St. Charles County Council District 1



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Subject: Busch Greenway

I'd like to thank Bob Bailey for posting about this spot, which I visited this morning. It was beautiful, and very good for birds to be sure. I ran into Doug Hommert there, and together we saw some very good birds, including parulas, wood thrushes and louisiana waterthrush, palm warblers, a beautiful white eyed vireo, a cooperative prothonotary warbler, american redstart, and a summer tanager. All of this along a relatively short trail. I will be back often, thanks! Report will follow on ebird.

Tom Caraway
St. Charles, MO

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Date: 4/27/18 6:10 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: SLAS Bird Walk at Al Foster Trail, Wildwood, MO - WEDNESDAY - April 25 Trip Report
Twelve of us birded along the Meramec River. We walked South-Southwest an
hour or so then reversed course and walked east until about 11:00. There
were no great surprising just lots of returning birds. In warblers we had
lots of Yellow-rumped, a few Yellow-throated, Redstarts, Northern Parulas
and Prothonotaries, both Waterthrushes, a Tennessee and a Palm. Lots of
Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Gnatcatchers, one Golden-crowned. A couple of
soaring Broad-winged Hawks did add some excitement. With the river close by
we had four species of swallows.



The checklist with photos from Mike Thelen and me is on eBird at:



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44932831



Thank you to Mike, Dick and David for helping lead the walk and to all who
helped make it an enjoyable outing for birds.



Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Of Mike Grant
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To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: SLAS Bird Walk at Al Foster Trail, Wildwood, MO - WEDNESDAY - April
25



St. Louis Audubon Society, in partnership with Great Rivers Greenway, is
sponsoring a half day bird walk Wednesday, April 25 from 7:30 am until about
noon.



Location: Al Foster Trailhead, Wildwood, MO



Field Conditions: Read about the trail here:



http://www.cityofwildwood.com/168/Al-Foster-Memorial-Trail





Bring: Binoculars, field guides, water. The leader will have a spotting
scope.



Leader: Mike Grant



Al Foster Trailhead 225 Grand Ave, Wildwood.
From Hwy 109, take Old State East to Washington Ave which turns Grand Ave.

Make sure to drive past Glencoe City Park.

The parking lot appears to have a brown Western Greenway/Meramec Greenway
sign.



Mike Grant

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Date: 4/26/18 7:55 pm
From: Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...>
Subject: Re: Barry County 4/25
Barry County 4/26A new day, new challenges.  We ended today with 19 warbler species, 100 total species.  Highlights were Blackpoll Warbler on Sugar Camp and Swainson's Hawk near the Washburn Wetlands.  Hooded Warblers were much more vocal today, which allowed us to identify 12 of them this morning.  Ceruleans were quiet today.  None on the list.  In fact, a lot of the warbler species on Sugar Camp road were quiet except for Hooded.  The temperature stayed below 50 degrees and cloudy most of the day  There was more sound in the campgrounds of Roaring River State Park, where we saw Redstarts, Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Kentucky, Ovenbird and Black-throated Green.
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri



On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:04 PM, Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...> wrote:


Southern Barry County today was wet and chilly, but with some effort we were able to identify 92 species.  We were joined by two Kansas birders, Leon Hicks and Carolyn Schwab.  For the first time this year, we hit the 20 warbler mark.  Twenty even, to be exact.  The highlights were finally getting a visual on Black-throated Green Warbler, and great views of Tennessee, Nashville, Kentucky, Worm-eating and Hooded Warblers.  Also in the mix were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Prothonotary, Orange-crowned, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Palm, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Prairie.
We also saw a Merlin perched on Sugar Camp Road.  Haven't seen a Merlin here in several years. 
Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri




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Date: 4/26/18 5:30 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Riverlands Thursday
Tom Parmeter and I spent about 6 hours at Riverlands today, part of it with
Andrea Schuhmann of MDC. While we had no real rarities of the sort that
have been popping up all over Missouri, we did have a good list of 79
species, including

13 waterfowl (among them late Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, and Common
Merganser)

9 shorebirds (including 10 Baird's Sandpipers on Ellis Bay)

5 larids (NOT including the Laughing Gull that was seen at least Saturday
and Monday)

5 swallows

6 raptors (including Peregrine)

5 icterids (including 4 Brewer's Blackbirds)

plus 12 Palm Warblers, Horned Grebe, and a first Blue Grosbeak of the year.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44969574

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 4/26/18 3:44 pm
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Busch Greenway
I'd like to thank Bob Bailey for posting about this spot, which I visited this morning. It was beautiful, and very good for birds to be sure. I ran into Doug Hommert there, and together we saw some very good birds, including parulas, wood thrushes and louisiana waterthrush, palm warblers, a beautiful white eyed vireo, a cooperative prothonotary warbler, american redstart, and a summer tanager. All of this along a relatively short trail. I will be back often, thanks! Report will follow on ebird.
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Date: 4/26/18 1:50 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Black-headed Grosbeak, Dallas/Laclede County
Reporting for Paul McKenzie:

A male Black-headed Grosbeak is coming to a suet feeder behind the nature
center in Bennett Springs State Park. Last reported at 3:00. The center
closes at 4:00, but birders can walk behind it to look at the feeder.
McKenzie, Jacobs, and others are en route to look for it.

All I know!

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 4/26/18 12:35 pm
From: Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...>
Subject: Re: FOY RTHU
I was out of town the last two days, but when I got home last night I saw
our first of the year male RTHU checking out the feeder right at sunset.

We only had one male and one female all of last year, so here is to trying
to improve habitat and bring in more this year! (This appears to be the St
Charles County eBird FOY RTHU, but doubtful the realistic first seen in the
county).

Tommy Goodwin
St. Charles, MO

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> About time she showed up! Still wearing her shiny bracelet, almost
> certainly one of mine. I'll let her settle in for a day or two, then try to
> trap her, read the band, and see which of my lovelies won the race this
> year. :)
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Date: 4/26/18 12:23 pm
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>
Subject: FOY RTHU
About time she showed up! Still wearing her shiny bracelet, almost certainly one of mine. I'll let her settle in for a day or two, then try to trap her, read the band, and see which of my lovelies won the race this year. :)

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Date: 4/26/18 12:08 pm
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: house wren in Joplin
Hi MObirders,
I enjoyed my FOS great egret just north of Joplin,
(Oronogo Bottoms) this morning.
Also, here in our Joplin yard, FOS
great crested flycatcher and house wren.
Spring may have arrived !
Larry, in Joplin.
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Date: 4/26/18 11:12 am
From: Jack Cowan <cowan4666...>
Subject: Tower Grove Park
 Not a warbler to be seen in Tower Grove Park, but I did find a Pink-sided Junco at the Cypress Circle and a five Rusty Blackbirds across the street from Jack's Place.
On an unrelated note: I found three bicycles belonging to the ride-sharing company, Lime Bikes, in the park. One bike was outside the Gaddy Garden, one at the Cypress Circle and one at the corner of Arsenal and Morganford. You have to download an app. Fee is $1 per half hour. The bikes might be a nice way to bird the park or ride between Gaddy and Cypress Circle.


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Date: 4/26/18 6:10 am
From: Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...>
Subject: in our Shady Oaks yard 4/24/18 FOY Orange-crowned Warbler
On Tuesday, an Orange-crowned Warbler was foraging in dead leaf clusters. Yesterday, a FOY House Wren was at the Bubbler. Bird of the day had to be a Ruby-crowned Kinglet at the Bubbler, too darned cute!

Photos begin here: http://hummerhavenunltd.com/p742671135/ha936a487#ha936a4b1

Good birding!
Margy Terpstra
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO, MO
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Date: 4/25/18 7:15 pm
From: Joanna Reuter <joanna...>
Subject: Indigo Bunting, Ovenbird, etc.
At lunch today (4/25), shortly after grumbling about the sparse warbler
situation so far this spring, we saw our first-of-year Indigo Bunting show
up in the shingle oak in front of our house.



Yesterday (Tuesday, 4/24), I heard our first-of-year Great-crested
Flycatcher. It vocalized a couple of times in the mid-afternoon, then shut
up.



Also, deeper in our woods, we saw two Ovenbirds on Saturday afternoon
(4/21), not singing. Early this afternoon, on a quick woods walk in
basically the same location, we heard Ovenbird song from two directions.



Our motivation for the woods walk was to check on a Red-shouldered Hawk
nest. We found the nest last year, when one juvenile successfully fledged.
There's been a pair active around the same nest area for the last few weeks
and it appears that the nest has been spruced up. We had some difficulty
getting a clear view into the nest through the trees, but it appears that
incubation is underway.



The only warblers we've had here so far this year are Yellow-rumped,
Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Parula, and Ovenbird. Still waiting on
others that typically nest at our farm (Black-and-white, Blue Winged,
Kentucky) as well as all the other migrants. The food supply might be
improving, as Gnatcatchers and Ruby-crowned Kinglets seemed to be feeding
actively in the oak trees where the buds are swelling.



Joanna & Eric Reuter

Chert Hollow Farm

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Date: 4/25/18 7:05 pm
From: Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...>
Subject: Barry County 4/25
Southern Barry County today was wet and chilly, but with some effort we were able to identify 92 species.  We were joined by two Kansas birders, Leon Hicks and Carolyn Schwab.  For the first time this year, we hit the 20 warbler mark.  Twenty even, to be exact.  The highlights were finally getting a visual on Black-throated Green Warbler, and great views of Tennessee, Nashville, Kentucky, Worm-eating and Hooded Warblers.  Also in the mix were Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black & White, Prothonotary, Orange-crowned, American Redstart, Cerulean, Northern Parula, Palm, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, and Prairie.
We also saw a Merlin perched on Sugar Camp Road.  Haven't seen a Merlin here in several years. 
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Date: 4/25/18 6:48 pm
From: Cathleen Halek <0000027f9600684f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Upper Creve Coeur Park Bootleggers Run Trail
Nice surprises among other birds> 3 baltimore orioles feeding in the tippy top of a giant sycamore tree , a pileated woodpecker, and a palm warbler in the field.

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Date: 4/25/18 12:58 pm
From: Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...>
Subject: New FREE eBird bird ID quizzes
MO Birders!

Today, eBird launched their free online eBird photo + audio quiz! This is the first free online resource of its kind to test your bird ID skills by sight and sound, and it's really exciting. You choose a part of the world and a time of year and start your quiz! I'm so excited about this.

The source of the photos and audio clips is the Macaulay Library, which is also fed by eBird photo and audio clip submissions by the public from submitted checklists. This means that no two quizzes will ever be alike given the incredible amount of source photos and clips from researchers and the public. Yay for endless quiz material to hone your birding skills!

I've posted the quiz link on the Missouri eBird Portal: https://ebird.org/mo/home. Check it out!

Here's to a new, free, exciting tool that will now take up way too much of my time!
Sarah

Sarah Kendrick
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Date: 4/25/18 11:52 am
From: Douglas Hommert <doug...>
Subject: Sora and Palm Warblers at Riverlands
Migratory Bird Sanctuary at the end of Orton Road, down the path and on the right.

Douglas Hommert
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Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
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Date: 4/25/18 11:06 am
From: Donald Hays <haysdr1947...>
Subject: Bewick’s wren at Shaw Nature Reserve
This morning after leading a bird walk at SNR and after many of the
participants had departed, Jill Cummings, Jim Jackson, James Trager and I
observed a Bewick’s wren carrying nesting materials at the Trail House.
BEWR has nested there, sporadically in recent years.

Don Hays
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Date: 4/25/18 7:48 am
From: Sue Gustafson <smgustafson...>
Subject: Event of interest - St. Louis TONIGHT - no sightings
St. Louis area birders may be interested in Washington University's Science on Tap program TONIGHT in Kirkwood: Bird Bonds: How people connect to birds and how birds connect us to each other. Info below.
Sue Gustafson
St. Louis, MO

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Date: April 21, 2018 at 12:44:38 AM CDT
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Greetings! Washington University’s Science On Tap will meet again Wednesday, April 25th, 7pm-8:30pm at the Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Company (KSB), at 105 E. Jefferson Ave. in Kirkwood, where Joseph Steensma, EdD, MPH, CIH, Professor of Practice, Public Health and Social Entrepreneurship at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and Institute of Public Health will speak on Bird Bonds: How people connect to birds and how birds connect us to each other. Prof. Steensma is a successful entrepreneur who founded and led several pubic health companies including co-founding Industrial Solutions, Inc. a premier occupational and environmental health company, purchased by Humana. He teaches classes in environmental health and the public health implications of climate change. He has a fascination with birds and has learned much from them that extends to his business practices and other facets of his life. Come learn about birds from a local expert and TEDxGatewayArch speaker!

People, communities, ecosystems and seasons are connected through birds. From Belleville to the Bahamas, from Ellis Island to Andros Island, our communities are connected through birds. Join us for an evening of exploring these connections with Washington University professor, author, and a foremost expert on birds of the Bahamas, Joe Steensma. Dr. Steensma has spent the past 24 winters in the Bahamas studying the neotropical migrants that pour through the Mississippi Flyway each year on their way to their winter homes. Known as much for his humor as he is for his birding exploits, Dr. Steensma weaves science and story-telling together in such a way that even non-birders leave wanting to learn more about the birds that connect us. He is the co-author of A Field Guide to Birds of North Andros Island.


Please note that Science On Tap moved in 2015. Our new home at Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Company is able to accommodate 200+ people and thus you should not be turned away. Parking is easier, too. Parking is available in the brewery's lot and in the adjacent lot of the First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood (corner of E. Adams and N. Taylor Aves.). Street parking is also free. You can order a delicious dinner and enjoy the local brew, too.

Now in its 13th year, Science On Tap sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis is always a free event. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, except in November and December due to the holidays. For more information, please visit http://scienceontap.wustl.edu

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Date: 4/25/18 7:27 am
From: Melissa Roach <roach.mc1...>
Subject: Red Crossbills - Hawn State Park
Heard the Red Crossbills this morning around 8:40 near the front of the big grass field south of 144 (same area as my previous report).

Melissa Roach
Farmington MO

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Date: 4/24/18 7:22 pm
From: Cindy Bridges <0000009cdc2af652-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Whip poor will oregon co
Heard a whip poor will early this morning, he was singing again just at dark tonight. 

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Date: 4/24/18 6:52 pm
From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs...>
Subject: Battle on the Booming Grounds - On PBS (St. Louis) TONIGHT @10
All: Not sure if this has been posted already or not, and this is pretty late notice. If you have not heard, Tim Barksdale’s "Battle on the Booming Grounds- Last Dance of the Prairie Chicken” is airing on PBS, Channel 9, tonight at 10 in the St. Louis area. No clue about elsewhere in Missouri.



So, go make some popcorn, get comfortable, and watch it.







Joshua Uffman

St. Louis County, Missouri




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Date: 4/24/18 3:32 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Eagle bluffs
I struck out on piping plover but had 2 white-faced Ibis in  pool10 (thanks Suzzanne), American Bittern and Snowy egret in pool 8, Hudsonian Godwits in pool 14 along with the other common shorebirds.this was between noon and 3pm.   Dave Haenni
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Date: 4/24/18 5:38 am
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...>
Subject: Busch Greenway, St. Charles Co.
Dear All,

I forgot to post the several Yellow-throated Warblers also seen on this trail Sunday.

This .75 mile hiking, biking, walking trail that connects to the Katy Trail, knows as Busch Greenway, was one the best birding experiences I've ever had near St. Louis. If you live nearby, you must check this trail out while the trees have yet to go into full foliage.

I also want to highlight this trail because it has been just pointed out to me that there is a major commercial development being proposed that would most certainly have negative consequences for the wildlife in the area. You can read from a letter of a concerned citizen and a St. Charles County Council Member below regarding the proposed development pasted below.

Basic directions to the trail: Get off onto the exit that's just west of the Daniel Boone Bridge. Follow Research Park Drive, which meanders to the west and south. You'll find yourself in a business park area and will eventually see a small green sign indicating Busch Greenway. Make a left at that sign and you'll ultimately end up at a parking lot for the trail. You can also access it from Hwy 94 by taking the same road (Missouri Research Park Drive) that's just south of US 64 of 94.

https://greatriversgreenway.org/greenway/busch-greenway/
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Busch Greenway | Great Rivers Greenway<https://greatriversgreenway.org/greenway/busch-greenway/>
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This greenway combines beautiful settings like hardwood forests and a creek with a bustling research park full of businesses and natural conservation areas.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//38.71,-90.6884722/@38.7099995,-90.6884722,15z<https://www.google.com/maps/dir//38.71,-90.6884722/@38.7099995,-90.6884722,15z><https://www.google.com/maps/dir//38.71,-90.6884722/@38.7099995,-90.6884722,15z>


Dear Concerned Citizen,



Thank you for contacting County government regarding the proposed Missouri Bluffs Development (PUD18-01). Your comments are a vital part of the process that will continue with the next County Council meeting on April 30th at 7 p.m. Because of your concern, I am sending you some additional information that you may find useful.



The decision to sell this property was made by the Curators of the University of Missouri. You can contact them via email at <www.boardofcurators...><mailto:<www.boardofcurators...>, by phone at 573-882-2388 or by mail to UM Board of Curators, 316 University Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211. Three of the nine curators are from the St. Louis region and may be familiar with the area. They are Ms. Julia Brncic, Mr. Darryl Chatman, and Mr. Maurice Graham.



Of particular interest to the curators may be the fact that the Universitys Director of Real Estate, Mr. Kevin Hogg, stated at the 4/9 Council meeting that no public Parks, Conservation, Zoological, Horticultural, or Natural Resource organizations were contacted regarding this property. Nor were the myriad of private, nonprofit organizations that serve to conserve our natural resources. I find it unfathomable that these organizations were not contacted with the Universitys asking price for this property.



I would encourage you to contact the Curators as soon as possible. I want them to know that these bluffs are near several public trails and conservation areas and are valuable to the residents of the area. And then I will respectfully ask them to delay this sale until such time that the various public and private organizations that could be interested in preserving these bluffs are contacted about purchasing this land. The next Board of Curators meeting is on June 21-22 in Columbia.



Thanks again for your input, I hope this information is helpful.

Respectfully,

Joe Cronin
St. Charles County Council District 1




Bob Bailey
St. Louis, MO
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Date: 4/23/18 7:16 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...>
Subject: Re: Garganey at Longview Lake, Questioning
Hi,

I'm not convinced that the duck is a Garganey. The speculum seems off for
that species, for one thing, matching a Mallard speculum much more
closely. I'd love to hear more experienced birders give their opinions,
however.

Jared Gorrell
Jackson County IL

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Date: 4/23/18 6:49 pm
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Re: Blue-headed vireo new Madrid county
I forgot to mention that on my route home a came across a flooded corn field that easily had 1,000 American golden plovers in it at the East end of County road 820. Also in New Madrid county.

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> Saw my first blue-headed vireo this afternoon after work. Walked a recently burned patch of habitat on private land and it was foraging in a thicket of sassafras trees. Also observed over a dozen Palm warblers, white eyed vireo and a Nashville warbler.
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Date: 4/23/18 6:46 pm
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Blue-headed vireo new Madrid county
Saw my first blue-headed vireo this afternoon after work. Walked a recently burned patch of habitat on private land and it was foraging in a thicket of sassafras trees. Also observed over a dozen Palm warblers, white eyed vireo and a Nashville warbler.
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Date: 4/23/18 6:44 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Linn Co. Mo. Birds
I walked part of the large recently burned area at the south end of the Zell Tract on the west side of Pershing SP. Found a nice flock of 90 American Golden Plovers by following the sound of their calls. They were along the edge of one of the few oxbows that still had water in it. Some were in the water and having quite the bathing party. A few were showing a lot of Black & Gold coloration. Found a small flock of about a dozen Smith's Longspurs in the far SW corner where I had seen them before. Watched a lone Coyote crossing the open range at High Noon. Cool!   Stopped by Bittern Marsh pool at Fountain Grove CA again. Only thing new there were a few Semi-palmated Plovers and two fishermen.
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Date: 4/23/18 5:27 pm
From: Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Garganey at Longview Lake
Karen Davis reported a female Garganey at Longview Lake in Lee's Summit this morning.

Photos in the ebird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44880381

Mary Nemecek
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Date: 4/23/18 5:21 pm
From: Stephen Reese <cheste...>
Subject: White Faced Ibis at James A. Reed
I located a solitary White Faced Ibis at 4:30 this afternoon at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area.  The bird was on the east side of the waterfowl marsh.  I observed from about 50 feet away for 20 minutes.
Steve ReeseLee's Summit, Mo.

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Date: 4/23/18 3:30 pm
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Riverlands and Horseshoe Lake in Granite City today
I checked Canteen Lake which had lots of Yellowlegs and Pectorals, but nothing else that I could see. I then crossed the railroad tracks and looked into the south end of Horseshoe Lake proper. While I was doing this a very polite police man stopped and asked what I was doing. When I explained that I was bird watching, he warned me to stay away from the railroad tracks. I thanked and told him that I had no desire to become a statistic. There were lots of birds visible mostly Yellowlegs and Pectorals, but I did find two or three Dunlin, a few Semipalmated Plovers, four distant Dowitchers that I finally decided were Long-billed, and three Black-necked Stilts. While I was there a Marsh Wren was singing in the marsh below me, but it never showed itself. There were more shorebirds around the edge or Lake further north including a Solitary and a Spotted Sandpiper.

Riverlands itself was fairly quiet, but the Red-throated Loon is still present and there were at least eight Caspian Terns. Most of the shorebirds were in the back of Lincoln-Shields at the West Alton Boat Ramp. Aside from the hordes of Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpipers all I could find were two Least Sandpipers.

David Becher

Saint Louis

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Date: 4/23/18 2:07 pm
From: John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...>
Subject: Palm Warblers
Today, while visiting a friend's farm in Maries County, we saw more Palm
Warblers than I have ever seen at once. There were over 25 of them. They
were flying between the alfalfa field and the small trees along the edge of
the field. As I think about it, these today probably represent more Palm
Warblers than I have seen in total in the past.
Also present (mostly singles), Parula Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville
Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (several).

Linda Frederick
Rolla, MO

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Date: 4/23/18 12:00 pm
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Piping Plover in Dade County
From the MRBA Facebook group:

Piping Plover first discovered by Ricky Hostetler last evening is still
present at eBird Hotspot Hedeman/England Pond in southern Dade County.
Steve and Debbie Martin refound the Plover and added Yellow-headed
Blackbirds today.

https://ebird.org/hotspots?env.minX=-94.086426&env.minY=37.281699&env.maxX=-93.616226&env.maxY=37.582249&yr=all&m

Kevin Wehner
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Columbia, MO

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Date: 4/23/18 11:28 am
From: Valerie Dent <rdent...>
Subject: Re: FOS Baltimore Oriole
We saw a Baltimore Oriole at Eagle Bulffs Thursday last week. He was high
in a tree.

Valerie Dent
Benton County


Hi MObirders!
>
> My daughter (6 yrs old) and I enjoyed our FOS Baltimore Oriole on a jelly
> feeder at our house in Independence this evening. A bright orange male,
> very little black. No RTHU yet, but the sweet feeders are out and ready!
>
> Sean O’Daniels
> Independence
> Jackson Co.
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Date: 4/23/18 11:08 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Fwd: [eBird Alert] Stoddard County Rare Bird Alert
I wonder if we're having a bit of a Swainson's Hawk irruption or
something. Rosemary Paul had one at Grand Tower Island (Perry County) last
week; Rhonda Rothrock, Don Mullison, Vicki Lang, and I had a different one
in East Cape Girardeau (Illinois, but mighty close to Missouri) last
Friday; and here are two in Stoddard County. - see below.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas (Cape Girardeau County), MO

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Date: Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 8:52 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Stoddard County Rare Bird Alert <daily>
To:


*** Species Summary:

- Swainson's Hawk (2 reports)
- Bell's Vireo (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Stoddard County Rare Bird
Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Stoddard
County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/
summary?sid=SN39154
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Apr 20, 2018 by Jethro Runco
- hwy 60 east of Dexter, Stoddard, Missouri
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=36.8229125,-
89.8773479&ll=36.8229125,-89.8773479
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44843392
- Comments: "Long winged Buteo. From the underside, this bird had dark
primaries and secondaries that contrasted with the underwing coverts. This
bird also had a dark head and collar that covered the upper chest but had a
clear white throat.
Very familiar with this species having live out west for many years."

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Apr 20, 2018 by Jethro Runco
- hwy 60 west of Morehouse, Stoddard, Missouri
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=36.8360955,-
89.7472715&ll=36.8360955,-89.7472715
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44843894
- Comments: "Amazingly the second SWHA of the trip. This one was also a
light phase and soaring over the highway showing off the dark primaries and
secondaries contrasting with the white underwing coverts. Dark head and
chest but with a small white throat patch. Tail a darkish gray with a
single tail band towards the terminus. Wings long and narrow."

Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii) (1)
- Reported Apr 21, 2018 09:15 by Cindy Bridges
- Otter Slough CA, Stoddard, Missouri
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=36.7255392,-
90.0963879&ll=36.7255392,-90.0963879
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44841584
- Comments: "vireo size, drab, brownish above, white to yellow below.
singing from tree near brushy edge of field..."

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Date: 4/23/18 11:08 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Re: Hawn SP Red X-bill Information
No luck for me on the Red Crossbills this morning. I spent about an hour
walking the edges of the big grassy area, working the singed pines, but no
Red Crossbills to be seen or heard. It is, however, the best place I know
to hone your ability to distinguish between the songs of Chipping Sparrow
and Pine Warbler, both quite active all over the place.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas (Cape Girardeau County), MO

On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 9:51 PM, Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> From Melissa Roach in a FB comment: "Sorry I haven't given a specific
> location yet; I've been meaning to post to the listserv and it keeps
> getting pushed down the to-do list. The flock frequently visits the pines
> in the big, open field on the south side of 144. This is also where the
> large "Hawn State Park" sign hangs (it will be on the right as you enter
> the park). The field was recently burned so the grass is really short and a
> few of the shorter pines were scorched. There's a small pull off that leads
> down to a metal gate, but the park asks that people don't park there
> (because you'll block the gate); you can just park in the grass on the side
> of the road. If you walk through the metal gate and south down the mowed
> path, the flock has been foraging on the first few scorched pines but also
> flies west (and away). You'll notice nest boxes along the mowed path,
> please do not disturb them as some of them have active nests (we use this
> field as a study site). Thanks, and good luck!"
>
> Reposted by Jared Gorrell
> Jackson County IL
>
> On Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 9:40 pm Charlene Malone, <2bbirdn...> wrote:
>
>> Riverlands MBS, St. Charles co
>>
>> Re: LAGU
>>
>> LAUGHING GULL at gull roost at RMBS, 4/22/18. not in breeding plumage,
>> have to check age.
>>
>> Roost formed on rocky mudflats in Ellis Bay, ~ across from Heron Pond.
>>
>> Water seemed to be going down, so more mudflats could be forming.
>>
>> No guarantee to be reproducible during the day but might be.
>>
>>
>> Re:shorebirds
>>
>> Hundreds, upon hundreds, upon hundreds, upon hundreds of shorebirds
>> (both yellowlegs, pects)
>>
>> at Linc. Shields, Alton Lake/Fisherman's parking lot, West Alton Lake
>> Access and bay
>>
>> before Harbor Point Marina entrance. Did not have time to sort through
>> them as carefully as needed.
>>
>> Did find Semi-plovers, spotties too. Might have been something else.
>>
>>
>> Re: Hawn State Park RED X-BILLS
>>
>> No specific location given in eBird reports or maybe I missed it? (will
>> check again when I have time)
>>
>> Anyone know *where* in Hawn SP these birds are being seen for those that
>> might want to chase, please.
>>
>> Many thanks.
>>
>>
>> Gotta' go......... Rough seas ahead.
>>
>>
>> Charlene Malone
>>
>> St. Louis co.
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Date: 4/23/18 11:07 am
From: Andrea Schuhmann <Andrea.Schuhmann...>
Subject: Warblers and other Migrants: Greenway at Duckett Creek Sanitation - St. Charles Co.
This area was very birdy after the rain slowed around 11am this morning.
Palm Warblers
Prothonotary Warblers (several great looks at multiple individuals)
Yellow-throated Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warblers (at least 3 dozen but likely more! They were practically dripping from the trees)
Northern Parulas
Louisiana Waterthrush
Wood Thrush
Ruby-crowned Kinglets

The usual woodland/forest suspects (e.g., Tufted Titmice, Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrows, etc.).

Birds are AWESOME!
Andrea

Andrea Schuhmann
Natural History Biologist
Missouri Department of Conservation
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St. Charles, Missouri 63130
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Date: 4/23/18 11:02 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Re: Red Crossbills, Hawn SP: Not Re-found
Ha! I got there about an hour after you and spent another hour in the rain
without success. Please do post if you find them in the afternoon.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas (Cape Girardeau County), MO

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 11:16 AM, Stephen Price <sprice81...> wrote:

> Birded area described by Melissa Roach from 0700-0830 in the rain. No
> sighting.
>
> From Hwy 32, east on Hwy 144 2
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=Hwy+144+2&entry=gmail&source=g> miles to
> large "Hawn State Park" welcome sign on right. 20+ acre field recently
> burned. Crossbills observed Friday and Saturday feeding in scorched
> shortleaf pines within and west of field. Level path around perimeter.
>
> May try again after work.
>
> Steve
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Date: 4/23/18 10:56 am
From: Stephen Price <sprice81...>
Subject: Red Crossbills, Hawn SP: Not Re-found
Birded area described by Melissa Roach from 0700-0830 in the rain. No
sighting.

From Hwy 32, east on Hwy 144 2 miles to large "Hawn State Park" welcome
sign on right. 20+ acre field recently burned. Crossbills observed Friday
and Saturday feeding in scorched shortleaf pines within and west of field.
Level path around perimeter.

May try again after work.

Steve

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Date: 4/23/18 10:49 am
From: stef rit <00000272a39b5bf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Friday/Saturday BK Leach/CC
Hello.
The snowy owl was still there on Friday sitting on what looked like hay bales out in the field by the shed. I also saw three black necked stilts and many yellowlegs and snipes and two harriers as well as the usual coots, blue winged teals and northern shovelers. I have a few photos of the stilts posted to ebird. The stilts were a little far but I was able to get some fairly clear photos:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44863750

Saturday I couldn't find the snowy. I freely admit I have been somewhat obsessed with this owl. With her only 35 minutes from my house I was lucky enough to see and photograph her on several occassions. I posted some flight photos of her that I was very excited about on the following two ebird lists from a week or so ago.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44860230

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44863069

Saturday I also saw saw two barred owls close to the road but too dark for photos and a ring necked pheasant I was able to photograph for several minutes from my car before he disappeared into the brush. Photos of the pheasant: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44864072

I also went to Bittern Basin and saw several of what I believe is a yellow rumped warbler. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44864308

At Clarence Cannon there was the normal assortment of birds that were recently reported but as I was leaving I spotted an American Bittern hiding in the growth under some trees at the first turn in the road. First time I have ever seen one clearly. Photos here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44864478

On a side note we have kestrels possibly nesting in an old house on our property. We have seen the male and female enter a hole in the eaves on several occasions this past month and have seen them hunting in the fields around our house. I was actually photographing the female last week because I seldom see her. Suddenly the male appeared and surprisingly (at least to me) they began breeding. It happened quite fast-and I was able to photograph a series of images. I also spotted a Pileated woodpecker fly to a tree on the fence line next to our property and then disappear into a hole in the tree. I photographed from a great distance but was able to see the bird clearly as she(?) poked her head out. It would be amazing to see any of these babies as they grow up over the spring.

Best,
stephanie
Lincoln County

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Date: 4/23/18 10:49 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Rock Bridge Mem. SP Field Trip, Tuesday MAY 1
Columbia Audubon Society field trip:

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Meet at Devil's Ice Box parking lot
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 or 10:30
Leader: Edge Wade

Bring in May with a birding walk at Rock Bridge.

This field trip is open to all. Beginners are especially encouraged. We will be looking for spring migrants and emphasis will be on everyone seeing and learning how to identify what we find. We will begin by birding the parking lot, then move out along trails at a slow birding pace. End time will depend on how much we are seeing.

Bodacious birding, and hope to see you there,


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Date: 4/23/18 10:49 am
From: Ida <idad...>
Subject: Warblers, etc.
At Twin Trees and up the trail in Juden Creek CA this rainy morning:

Barred Owl
Canada Geese (in pond across the way
Wood Duck
Killdeer
Kingfisher
Red-bellies
Downies
Pileated
Acadian Flycatcher
Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated vireo
Blue jay
Fish Crow
C. Chickadee
Titmice
C. Wren
Gnatchatcher
Robins
LA Waterthrush
Nashville Warbler
C. Yellowthroat
Parula
Yellow-rumps
Yellow-throated Warblers
Prairie Warblers
Black-throated Green
Wilson’s Warbler
Chipping sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Towhee
Cardinals
Indigo Bunting
Cowbirds
Goldfinches

At home, also the N. Orioles are back on territory.

Ida domazlicky
Cape Girardeau County

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Date: 4/23/18 10:48 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Rock Bridge Mem. SP Field Trip, Tuesday MAY 1
Columbia Audubon Society field trip:

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Meet at Devil's Ice Box parking lot
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 or 10:30
Leader: Edge Wade

Bring in May with a birding walk at Rock Bridge.

This field trip is open to all. Beginners are especially encouraged. We will be looking for spring migrants and emphasis will be on everyone seeing and learning how to identify what we find. We will begin by birding the parking lot, then move out along trails at a slow birding pace. End time will depend on how much we are seeing.

For additional information contact Edge Wade at <edgew...>

Bodacious birding, and hope to see you there,

Edge

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Date: 4/23/18 7:51 am
From: Miller, Terry <millert...>
Subject: Nodaway CA and Loess Bluff NWR
Yesterday afternoon , Mike Niles, my son Mike, my daughter Rose, and I traveled to Nodaway CA. There were lots of waterfowl and shorebirds present but the habitat was flooded cornfields with significant mudflats within them. We totaled 40 species but know that there was probably several other species hidden from view. When we arrived back at my van the back tire was flat. The donut spare was half full and we made it to the truck stop above the Loess Bluff NWR. The entrance was blocked as a pickup was on fire. We had to wait over an hour to get to the only air hose in the area....

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44835210

We finally made it to the refuge after 4:30 p.m.. We totaled 56 species with two American Avocets in great light next to the road being the highlight. Niles spotted two Yellow-crowned Night Herons in the woody brush next to the road on the south and east side of Eagle pool. We also found FOY - 2 Eared Grebes in the northern portion of Eagle pool along with 43 Wilson's Phalaropes.

Blue-winged Teal, N. Shovelers, and Am. Coots were very abundant and lots of birds present overall. More time and better light would have been great. Still a very nice afternoon and evening despite the difficulties.....

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44848748

Enjoy the week!!

Terry L. Miller
Kearney High School
Ecology/College Zoology/Genetics/Botany/Astronomy/Earth Science Teacher
816-628-4585
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Date: 4/23/18 7:18 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...>
Subject: Prairie Warbler and House Wren arrive
I was delighted to step outside yesterday afternoon to the welcome sound of a Prairie Warbler singing in our prairie patch.

This morning I was cheered by the song of a returning House Wren. Yay, Spring!!

Marge


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Date: 4/23/18 7:16 am
From: Jerry Williams <jwilliams1333...>
Subject: barry county suday 4/23
Some additions to yesterdays report.  Added Palm Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, and Margie's great ears detected our first Cerulean Warbler, but no visual.  We saw two Worm-eating warblers at close range feeding low in the brush, not singing.  The Palm warbler and the Prairie warbler from Saturday were both out of habitat, high on the ridge of mature timber on Sugar Camp Scenic Drive.  Summer & Scarlet Tanagers, and Hooded Warblers, and some Worm-eating Warblers are starting to sing.  We have heard Black-throated Green Warblers, but still no visual.  The Washburn Prairie area yielded our first for this area Upland Sandpipers Saturday, and Cattle Egret on Sunday.  Ya never know.Jerry WilliamsRepublic, Greene County, Missouri

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Date: 4/23/18 6:49 am
From: Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...>
Subject: Burrowing Owl friendly reminders
Good morning, birders!
From reports over the weekend, the (totally awesome) Burrowing Owl is still present on a private farm in Dade County. Brad Jacobs, birding guru and my predecessor as state ornithologist, posted some helpful guidelines about viewing the Burrowing Owl in his eBird checklist last week that I wanted to share: https://ebird.org/mo/view/checklist/S44718734<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fmo%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS44718734&data=02%7C01%<7CSarah.Kendrick...>%7C67496733e06949fdb51208d5a6fdbcc7%7C5e016b8a23ed43f5a521168c5e91bb13%7C1%7C0%7C636598531089119069&sdata=yKNqwcSJuOisFnM0vE3gIEYIk9Zq6uux3V44OZ3%2BSIs%3D&reserved=0>.
If you are thinking of traveling to see this awesome bird, please read over these friendly reminders (copied below) and respect this bird's distance and remember that the bird is on private land. It's been many years since a Burrowing Owl has had a confirmed active nest in the state, so the possibility that this bird may be starting a nest is quite exciting! The general theme of keeping our distance in these guidelines applies to all rare species, most of which are posted on this useful listserv. These are just a few helpful hints to keep in mind. No one would intentionally do harm to or intrude upon a rare bird purposefully, but folks understandably get excited and want to see the bird close.
From Brad Jacob's Apr. 19 eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/mo/view/checklist/S44718734<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fmo%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS44718734&data=02%7C01%<7CSarah.Kendrick...>%7C67496733e06949fdb51208d5a6fdbcc7%7C5e016b8a23ed43f5a521168c5e91bb13%7C1%7C0%7C636598531089119069&sdata=yKNqwcSJuOisFnM0vE3gIEYIk9Zq6uux3V44OZ3%2BSIs%3D&reserved=0>:
Burrowing Owl is still present on the mounds in the pasture. Please, only view the bird from the road, the owl is on private land. The owl appears to be using a badger burrow system and has been observed moving quickly from the west end of the burrow mounds about 200 feet to the east most mounds. It also has been reported that it was observed catching a small mammal and taking it down into a burrow. Again, please avoid close approach, no closer than 250 ft., which is considered a good buffer at construction sites in their main range, and in this case the pasture fence should not be crossed. Please do not play any sound recordings of the owls sounds or other bird sounds to attract its attention. If this bird has or is about to initiate a nesting cycle, we will know more within the month and perhaps be able to see a fledglings in 74 +/- day, the timing from a week of egg laying to first flight. Nesting usually occurs sometime between mid-March and August. Let's help this owl out by watching from a distance.

Thank you for your attention. Birds are awesome!
Sarah

Sarah Kendrick
State Ornithologist
Missouri Department of Conservation
Office: (573) 522-4115 Ext. 3262

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Date: 4/23/18 6:42 am
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Re: Piping plover, Eagle Bluffs
As of right now, the Piping Plover is continuing in Pool 14. I ran into Brad Jacobs and Paul McKenzie, and we relocated it.

It has been moving around the Pool. If you chase the bird, Brad suggests you stand in the back of Pool 14 and scan the banks for a whitish plover, considerably lighter than the Semipalmated Plovers also present.

Pete

Pete Monacell
Jefferson City
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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Jean Leonatti <jleonatti...>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:45:28 PM
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Subject: Re: Piping plover, Eagle Bluffs

Sorry for all the typos in original message hard to type on that little phone screen when you are excited! We did not get much rain today so the pools are starting to dry up at Eagle Bluffs helping to concentrate the birds a little bit. Most shorebirds are now in Pool 10 and Pools 14/15; a few still in Pool 5 and along the distribution channel. Variety is starting to increase but dominant shorebirds remain Lesser Yellowlegs. Some are beginning to show up at the front of pool 15 (end of the road turn-about area), but majority are still in the back of Pool 14. This area can be reached by walking on the two-track that leads out of the turn-about that comes off at the bottom of the second one-way loop. It is an easy walk, a little muddier tonight but still very accessible. Walk on the two track and then veer a little left toward the open field that has two metal poles sticking up; this takes you down to a stand-alone small island of dead cattails at the edge of the water (it has a broken off metal pole in the water in front of it). The Godwits were straight out in the deeper water; 3 together and 1 considerably separated from them. The piping plover was 90 degrees to the left on a small mud peninsula; showing great contrast with the 7+ semi-palmated plovers also present. 5 dunlin were to the right of the godwits, pretty far out. Godwits and dunlin needed a scope, plovers where visible with binocs.

There was a clay-colored sparrow in the roadside scrub near the first eagle nest - and we saw a surprise Blackpoll Warbler at the same location - working low giving great views.

Not as exciting as a Green-tailed Towhee, but much fun nonetheless!

Jean Leonatti
Boone County
Columbia, MO


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Now, back of pool 14, requires walking out from end of second 1 way loop turn about. Next to srmipalmated plovers, good contrast, also 4 Hudsonian godwits.



Jean Leonatti
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