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10/21/18 5:06 am Jeff Madsen <bluewingjeff...> [GABO-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch Brookhaven, DeKalb County 10/20/18
10/20/18 8:32 pm world oceans <world.oceans7...> [GABO-L] Migrating raptors
10/20/18 4:30 pm Sandra Eileen Garber <sgarber...> [GABO-L] White-throated Sparrows, Cherokee County
10/20/18 10:45 am Peter Stangel <peter...> [GABO-L] Phinizy Swamp--Great Warblers
10/19/18 1:43 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 18 Oct 18
10/19/18 9:05 am Jeff Madsen <bluewingjeff...> [GABO-L] Murphey Candler Park October 19 2018, quick walk
10/18/18 3:46 pm Lawrence Carlile <l.carlile259...> [GABO-L] Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment
10/18/18 3:37 pm Ed Maioriello <edm...> [GABO-L] Field Trip To Cochran Shoals Saturday
10/18/18 3:31 pm Lawrence Carlile <l.carlile259...> [GABO-L] Photography workshop
10/18/18 9:53 am plm108 <plm108...> [GABO-L] New eBird Tool
10/17/18 12:56 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 16 Oct 18
10/15/18 7:22 pm Vinod Babu <pavinodbabu...> Re: [GABO-L] Near Georgia - Re: Double-toothed Kite in FLORIDA
10/15/18 5:51 pm Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> [GABO-L] Near Georgia - Re: Double-toothed Kite in FLORIDA
10/15/18 4:26 pm Ann Stewart <annhstewart...> [GABO-L] Bartow County??
10/15/18 4:26 pm plm108 <plm108...> [GABO-L] Double-toothed Kite in FLORIDA
10/15/18 3:48 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 14 Oct 18
10/15/18 2:05 pm GB Hoyt <qrprat77...> Re: [GABO-L] Red Breasted Nuthatch-Floyd County
10/15/18 9:43 am Ann Stewart <annhstewart...> [GABO-L] Red Breasted Nuthatch-Floyd County
10/14/18 2:44 pm Angie Jenkins <angeliabeth...> [GABO-L] AAS Bird Walk trip report / Noonday Creek Trail / Cobb Co.
10/14/18 2:29 pm Ted Theus <ted...> [GABO-L] Bradley Unit (Stewart Co); 12 Warbler sp; Black-billed Cuckoo; Bay-breasted Warbler (Friday only)
10/13/18 12:46 pm Malcolm Hodges <mhodges1957...> [GABO-L] Photos needed from Fall 2016
10/13/18 10:47 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 12 Oct 18
10/11/18 1:43 pm world oceans <world.oceans7...> [GABO-L] Late Broadwings -- storm birds?
10/11/18 11:59 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: [GABO-L] West Point Lake and Dam
10/11/18 8:44 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: [GABO-L] West Point Lake and Dam
10/11/18 8:29 am Lillie Kline <lilliegkline...> [GABO-L] TERNS at Lake Blackshear
10/11/18 5:30 am plm108 <plm108...> [GABO-L] West Point Lake and Dam
10/10/18 2:39 pm Ed Maioriello <edm...> [GABO-L] ORAS Bird Walks This Weekend - Athens-Clarke County
10/10/18 11:54 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 9 Oct 18
10/8/18 2:33 pm Pam Potter <ppotter...> [GABO-L] Cooper's hawks & BlueJays - Bartow Co
10/8/18 11:48 am Michelle Hamner <michelle...> [GABO-L] "Resident" Sandhill Crane - Sharpsburg, GA (Coweta Co) - Oct 8 2018
10/8/18 8:27 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 7 Oct 18
10/7/18 11:49 am world oceans <world.oceans7...> [GABO-L] Watch for the tropicals!
10/7/18 10:36 am Patty <pschwar...> [GABO-L] Yellow-billed cuckoo DeKalb County
10/6/18 5:13 pm Ruth McMullin <0000092159e55d80-dmarc-request...> Re: [GABO-L] Half Male / Half Female Rose-Breasted Grosebeak
10/6/18 1:18 pm Warren <whowe...> Re: [GABO-L] Half Male / Half Female Rose-Breasted Grosebeak
10/6/18 1:06 pm Warren Howe <whowe...> [GABO-L] Half Male / Half Female Rose-Breasted Grosebeak
10/6/18 12:04 pm Jason Ward <0000007673135945-dmarc-request...> [GABO-L] Piedmont Park bird walk
10/5/18 2:43 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 4 Oct 18
10/5/18 7:52 am Patty <pschwar...> [GABO-L] Golden-winged warbler DeKalb County
10/4/18 5:39 am charles saleeby <charlessaleeby...> [GABO-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch; Chatt Hills, GA
10/3/18 11:18 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 2 Oct 18
10/3/18 7:34 am Terry Valentine <terryval...> [GABO-L] Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment
10/2/18 7:36 pm Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> Re: [GABO-L] Near Georgia - Kirtland's Warbler, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC - 9/24-10/2/2018 (so far)
10/2/18 7:29 pm Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> [GABO-L] Near Georgia - Kirtland's Warbler, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC - 9/24-10/2/2018 (so far)
10/1/18 5:07 pm Lawrence Carlile <l.carlile259...> [GABO-L] GOS Meeting Update
10/1/18 10:08 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 30 Sep 18
9/30/18 3:36 pm Nedra Sekera <njs1500...> [GABO-L] Question regarding migrating empidonax species
9/30/18 10:01 am Andrew Theus <andrewtheus93...> [GABO-L] American Golden-Plover—Altamaha Butler Island-McIntosh co.
9/29/18 4:12 pm Pam Potter <ppotter...> [GABO-L] scarlet tananger, rose breasted grosbeak, indigo buntings & hawk collision- Bartow Co
9/29/18 3:42 pm Patrick Maurice <patrickmaurice1...> Re: [GABO-L] Common Terns at Lake Chatuge today too!
9/29/18 9:40 am Vinod Babu <pavinodbabu...> [GABO-L] Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal, Baltimore Oriole- Piedmont Park, Fulton Co.
9/29/18 5:02 am plm108 <plm108...> [GABO-L] Common Terns at Lake Lanier
9/27/18 6:40 pm Pam Potter <ppotter...> [GABO-L] indigo buntings - Bartow Co
9/27/18 7:09 am Katy Manley <katy.manley88...> [GABO-L] Bird Walk for Girl Scouts in Washington County
9/27/18 5:25 am Ed Maioriello <edm...> [GABO-L] ORAS Bird Walk Correction
9/27/18 4:46 am Ed Maioriello <edm...> [GABO-L] ORAS Bird Walk at Whitehall Forest Saturday - Athens-Clarke County
9/26/18 9:44 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 25 Sep 18
9/25/18 4:26 pm Nedra Sekera <njs1500...> [GABO-L] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher -Fannin County 9-25-2018
9/24/18 5:57 pm Pam Potter <ppotter...> [GABO-L] house wren, and an eastern phoebe in hand - Bartow Co
9/24/18 4:01 pm plm108 <plm108...> Re: [GABO-L] Bartow Bonanza - Sanderling (probably not)
9/24/18 12:28 pm plm108 <plm108...> Re: [GABO-L] Bartow Bonanza - 23SEP2018
9/24/18 8:14 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 23 Sep 18
9/23/18 4:11 pm Shannon Fair <shannonmfair...> [GABO-L] Bartow Bonanza - 23SEP2018
9/23/18 1:54 pm Richard Candler <candler86...> [GABO-L] WESTERN KINGBIRD, Coweta Co. 9/23/18
9/23/18 5:57 am Marlene Koslowsky <000006d228557fef-dmarc-request...> [GABO-L] Some interesting backyard visitors
9/22/18 4:30 pm Pam Potter <ppotter...> [GABO-L] FOTS rose breasted grossbeak - Bartow Co
 
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Date: 10/21/18 5:06 am
From: Jeff Madsen <bluewingjeff...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch Brookhaven, DeKalb County 10/20/18
What a great surprise to look out at the tube feeder on my back deck yesterday at about 1230 pm and see a Red-breasted Nuthatch grabbing a black sunflower seed. There was a lot of feeder activity yesterday right after the drizzle stopped, with chickadees, titmice, brown-headed and white-breasted nuthatches, downy woodpecker, cardinals, brown thrashers, eastern towhees, carolina wrens, and this, my first ever Brookhaven RBNU! The bird came consistently for an hour, visiting the feeder about every 2 to 3 minutes. I never heard any vocalizations from the RBNU. I'll keep my eyes peeled on the feeders today to see if it returns. Neat yard bird!

Jeff Madsen
DeKalb County, Brookhaven

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Date: 10/20/18 8:32 pm
From: world oceans <world.oceans7...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Migrating raptors
Hello, Late this afternoon I saw a group of 28 Turkey Vultures heading
toward the Atlanta airport on northerly winds; this is a high count for
Clayton County this year. Over the past few days I have also seen pairs of
red-tailed hawks in several places where I usually only see one or none.
Considering the date and the weather, it is completely logical that there
should be a number of birds of prey flying overhead in a generally
southerly direction. It looks like the north-northeast winds will continue
through much of this coming week.

James Gibson
Clayton County

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Date: 10/20/18 4:30 pm
From: Sandra Eileen Garber <sgarber...>
Subject: [GABO-L] White-throated Sparrows, Cherokee County
Nice to spot our first pair of White-throated Sparrows this morning. Summer is now officially over.


Sandra Garber

Canton, GA

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Date: 10/20/18 10:45 am
From: Peter Stangel <peter...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Phinizy Swamp--Great Warblers
It was a magical morning with warblers today at Phinizy Swamp in Augusta. Most of the action was on the trail around the Equalization Pond. This trail is elevated about 15' and is bordered by second growth hardwoods as well as tall pines and hardwoods. Had 13 species and spectacular eye-level or lower views.

At the far end of the pond, where the dirt road leads to the water treatment plant, there is a small Bradford pear maybe 20' tall. Its leaves have turned dark. At one point, I had five Cape Mays, 2 Parulas, 1 Tennesse, 1 Magnolia, and a Red-winged Blackbird simultaneously in view.

Full list: Black-and-white (3), Tennessee (2), Common Yellowthroat (5), American Redstart (5), Cape May (6, at least), Parula (10), Magnolia (4), Bay-breast (1), Blackpoll (1-amazing views; could even see yellow feet), Blackburnian (1), Palm (20+), Pine (6), Myrtle (5). I wish the Phinizy bird photographers had been with me-they would have been in heaven.


Peter Stangel-Aiken, SC
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Date: 10/19/18 1:43 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 18 Oct 18
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 19, 2018 at 11:01:56 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Hooded Merganser (1 Gwinnett)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2 Burke, 1 Clarke, 1 Washington)
> Long-billed Curlew (1 Chatham)
> Yellow-throated Vireo (1 Glynn)
> Red-eyed Vireo (1 Clarke)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Clarke, 1 Cobb, 2 Floyd, 2 Glynn, 1 Muscogee, 1 Pickens)
> Gray-cheeked Thrush (1 Lowndes)
> Pine Siskin (1 Pickens)
> Dark-eyed Junco (1 Clarke)
> Lincoln's Sparrow (1 McIntosh)
> Northern Waterthrush (1 Chatham)
> Cape May Warbler (1 Coweta, 1 Fayette, 1 Franklin, 1 Richmond)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Georgia Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Georgia. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
Lowndes
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Date: 10/19/18 9:05 am
From: Jeff Madsen <bluewingjeff...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Murphey Candler Park October 19 2018, quick walk
Had a few nice birds this morning, including 4 Hooded Mergansers and 3 Ruddy Ducks on the lake. These are the first I've seen of each species this fall.

Also in the trees at the parking lot of the lake, a nice mixed flock of warblers including many Bay-breasted Warblers - at least 5, probably more like 8 to 10 (maybe the most I have ever seen in migration at one time in a non-coastal situation), 3 Tennessee Warbler, 2 Blackburnian Warblers, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 2 Pine Warblers (one singing), 1 Palm Warbler.

Jeff Madsen
DeKalb County

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Date: 10/18/18 3:46 pm
From: Lawrence Carlile <l.carlile259...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment
Dear GOS,



Election day will be here before we know it, and the Georgia Outdoor
Stewardship Amendment will be on the ballot. The verbiage of the amendment
will be; "Without increasing the current state sales tax rate, shall the
Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to create the Georgia Outdoor
Stewardship Trust Fund to conserve lands that protect drinking water sources
and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; to protect and conserve
forests, fish, wildlife habitats, and state and local parks; and to provide
opportunities for our children and families to play and enjoy the outdoors,
by dedicating, subject to full public disclosure, up to 80 percent of the
existing sales tax collected by sporting goods stores to such purposes
without increasing the current state sales tax rate?" Visit
https://www.georgiaoutdoorstewardship.org/ for more information, then vote
YES for Amendment 1 on Election Day, 6 November 2018 to support land and
water conservation in Georgia. Birds will benefit!!



Larry Carlile

Savannah, GA




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Date: 10/18/18 3:37 pm
From: Ed Maioriello <edm...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Field Trip To Cochran Shoals Saturday
Field Trip To Cochran Shoals
Event Date:
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 6:00am



The Oconee Rivers Audubon Society will be hosting a bird walk at the
Cochran Shoals unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. We
will meet at 6:00 AM in the Shops of South Athens Shopping Center on South
Milledge near the Athens bypass. We will try to car pool in as few
vehicles as possible. There is a $3.00 parking fee at Cochran Shoals.

Cochran Shoals is one of the premier birding sites in Metro Atlanta
especially during fall migration.

Our bird walks are open to the public. We are usually back in Athens by
early to midafternoon. Attendees may leave when they wish depending on the
car pools. Easy to moderate walking. Please dress for the weather, wear
practical shoes, bring insect repellent and snacks/water as desired.

For more information or directions for those wishing to drive independently
please consult the National Park Service
<http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/unitdirections.htm> site. We will
be going to the Interstate North entrance.

If you have any questions please contact Ed Maioriello at
<fieldtrip...> or 706-296-5275.



IMPORTANT NOTE: On occasion, field trips may have to be cancelled (bad
weather, etc.) or important details may change (for example, the original
meeting spot for a site may have to be changed if there is a trail closure
or parking problem). If you plan to attend a birdwalk, ALWAYS check
www.oconeeriversaudubon.org/events the night before for updates.

Ed Maioriello
Athens-Clarke County

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Date: 10/18/18 3:31 pm
From: Lawrence Carlile <l.carlile259...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Photography workshop
Dear GOS nature photographers,



See below for details regarding a photography workshop for nature
photographers sponsored by the Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy. The $50
registration fee will benefit the Conservancy.



Best,



Larry Carlile

Savannah, GA







Photography in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area with Tom
Wilson

A benefit event for the Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC)

Class registration is $50 per person, with all proceeds going to CPC
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hewlett Lodge Visitor Center, 1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Additional information and registration:
https://www.chattahoocheeparks.org/event-3078892

The Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) is pleased to partner with Tom
Wilson and offer a one day photography workshop at Island Ford on Saturday,
November 3rd, 2018 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at the Hewlett Lodge Visitors
Center. Class registration is $50 per person, with all proceeds going to
benefit CPC.

The Chattahoochee River and its environs provide endless opportunities for
nature photography. The course instructor, Tom Wilson, has been
photographing the Chattahoochee River for over 15 years, providing
photography for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area,
Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper during that
time.

Class instruction will include camera techniques for capturing high quality
images, such as use of a tripod, remote shutter release and other techniques
for maximizing image quality. The course will cover how to use direction and
quality of light to enhance a photograph and use basic compositional skills
to produce powerful images, as well as how focal length, depth of field,
shutter speed, ISO selection, filtration and other variables can be used
creatively to produce images with impact.



Prerequisites: Participants should bring a camera, tripod and a means of
triggering the shutter remotely or using an exposure delay setting, and be
familiar with their basic camera operations such as focusing and manually
setting exposure. A circular polarizing filter is also highly recommended.



The course will begin at 9:00am on Saturday November 3rd with a classroom
session at Hewlett Lodge/Island Ford Visitor Center. There will be a break
for lunch at noon and then a second classroom session at 1:00pm. At 3:00pm,
there will be an outdoor session with a short hike down to the Chattahoochee
River at Island Ford to practice some of the techniques covered in the
classroom sessions.

To register, go to https://www.chattahoocheeparks.org/event-3078892. The
event will be held at the Hewlett Lodge Visitor Center, 1978 Island Ford
Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350. For more information, contact Debra Blanchard
at <debra.blanchard...>

Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
P.O. Box 769332, Roswell GA 30076








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Date: 10/18/18 9:53 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: [GABO-L] New eBird Tool
Thought folks would like this new tool which adds a hyperlink to not only the Explore Species tool but also to those birds on any of your eBird checklists. The tool accesses photos, audio, statistics/occurence data, bar charts, range maps and other interesting data. Here's an example using Georgia in the Explore Data feature:. 
https://ebird.org/region/US-GA?yr=all

And here's an example from a report Michael Linz and I submitted yesterday from Standard Elevator Rd in Sumter County. It includes a few photos Michael took of a Say's Phoebe we found. When we opened the hyperlink, we noted this was an early report date by about one week. 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49259693

Cool feature!! 

Patty McLean. 
Tucker GA 



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Date: 10/17/18 12:56 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 16 Oct 18
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 17, 2018 at 11:01:04 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1 Bartow, 1 Bibb, 1 Bulloch, 2 Burke, 1 Dawson, 1 Floyd, 2 Lee, 1 Muscogee)
> Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 Chatham)
> Franklin's Gull (1 Chatham)
> Snowy Egret (2 Stewart)
> Green Heron (1 Muscogee)
> Northern Harrier (1 DeKalb, 1 Fulton)
> Broad-winged Hawk (1 DeKalb)
> Barn Owl (1 Stewart)
> Least Flycatcher (1 Glynn)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Cobb, 5 DeKalb, 4 Fulton, 1 Lee)
> Marsh Wren (1 Bartow)
> Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (1 Fulton)
> Ovenbird (1 Chatham)
> Cape May Warbler (1 Forsyth, 1 Muscogee, 1 Walton)
> Blackpoll Warbler (1 Fulton)
> Yellow-throated Warbler (albilora) (1 Clarke)
> Summer Tanager (2 Lowndes, 2 Stewart)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Georgia Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Georgia. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
Lowndes
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Date: 10/15/18 7:22 pm
From: Vinod Babu <pavinodbabu...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Near Georgia - Re: Double-toothed Kite in FLORIDA
Thanks all, for sharing the sighting of this strange, and strangely-named
bird. If you were, like me, wondering about the name of this species, it
appears they have 2 tomial teeth on each side of their upper mandible. We
usually associate tomial teeth with the protrusion on the side of falcons'
beaks that they use to severe the spine of their prey but it seems
accipiters and some kites have them too. These birds are doubly serious
about dispatching their prey! What a great sighting!

On Mon, 15 Oct 2018, 8:51 pm Mark McShane, <mcshanebirder...> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Thanks Patty and James, an awesome Near Georgia bird to be sure, and only
> the second American Birding Association (ABA) record from what I hear,
> and... only about 130 miles, as a kite might fly, from our southern
> border, must be a storm bird!
>
> This kite for the ABA Area is Code-5: Accidental; species that are
> recorded five or fewer times in the ABA Checklist Area, or fewer than three
> records in the past 30 years. Folks, that's practically as rare as they
> get!
>
> ABA Checklist Codes:
> http://listing.aba.org/checklist-codes/
>
> ---
>
> The 2011 High Island, Texas bird:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S33521086
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S11013465
>
> ---
>
> More on this species from Cornell's Neotropical Birds:
>
>
> https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/p_p_spp/overview?p_p_spp=120636
>
> Looking at the range map it's easy to see how the hurricane could have
> brought this bird to western Florida.
>
> ---
>
> Hope it sticks around for the weekend!
>
> Good Birding All!
>
> Mark
>
> Mark McShane
> Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
> www.neargareport.com
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Date: 10/15/18 5:51 pm
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Near Georgia - Re: Double-toothed Kite in FLORIDA
Hi All,

Thanks Patty and James, an awesome Near Georgia bird to be sure, and only the second American Birding Association (ABA) record from what I hear, and... only about 130 miles, as a kite might fly, from our southern border, must be a storm bird!

This kite for the ABA Area is Code-5: Accidental; species that are recorded five or fewer times in the ABA Checklist Area, or fewer than three records in the past 30 years. Folks, that's practically as rare as they get!

ABA Checklist Codes:
http://listing.aba.org/checklist-codes/

---

The 2011 High Island, Texas bird:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S33521086
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S11013465

---

More on this species from Cornell's Neotropical Birds:

https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/p_p_spp/overview?p_p_spp=120636

Looking at the range map it's easy to see how the hurricane could have brought this bird to western Florida.

---

Hope it sticks around for the weekend!

Good Birding All!

Mark

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Date: 10/15/18 4:26 pm
From: Ann Stewart <annhstewart...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Bartow County??
Have Black Neck Stilts been seen recently on Taff Road?
Are they seen at pond across from cattle feed area or at the big swampy lake down the road?

Thanks


Ann Stewart
Rome,Georgia
Floyd Co

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Date: 10/15/18 4:26 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Double-toothed Kite in FLORIDA
Hey all. I just got this alert from James Gibson. While not in Georgia, who knows where it may wander. It could easily be a storm blown bird. 
"This should be of some interest to GA birders, in its own right and as a reminder of what a hurricane can deliver: an apparent Double-toothed Kite was observed this morning in Hernando County, Florida, about an hour north of Tampa. Ebird shows no previous Florida record, and the last Texas record was in 2011. Photos and details at <BIRDBRAIN...>"

Not yet confirmed but here's the eBird report with photos. 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49213895

Patty McLean, Tucker GA 



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Date: 10/15/18 3:48 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 14 Oct 18
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 15, 2018 at 11:01:09 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (1 Rabun)
> Black-billed Cuckoo (1 Fulton)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2 Burke)
> Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 Chatham)
> Stilt Sandpiper (1 Decatur)
> Spotted Sandpiper (1 Bartow)
> Least Flycatcher (4 Glynn)
> Yellow-throated Vireo (1 White)
> Philadelphia Vireo (1 Chatham, 1 Coweta, 1 Muscogee)
> Red-eyed Vireo (1 White)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Bartow, 4 Clarke, 1 Coweta, 7 DeKalb, 1 Dougherty, 2 Fayette, 2 Forsyth, 2 Fulton, 4 Glynn, 1 Lee)
> House Wren (1 White)
> Golden-winged Warbler (1 Glynn)
> Cape May Warbler (2 Barrow, 1 Coweta, 3 Fayette, 1 Pickens)
> Blackpoll Warbler (1 Towns)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Georgia Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Georgia. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
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Date: 10/15/18 2:05 pm
From: GB Hoyt <qrprat77...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Red Breasted Nuthatch-Floyd County
I follow a list in Louisiana ams they are reporting Red Breasted Nuthatch
in numbers not recently seen as well!
GB Hoyt
Lakeland, FL

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018, 12:43 Ann Stewart <annhstewart...> wrote:

> Looked out kitchen window this morning and much to my surprise I had a RED
> BREASTED
> NUTHATCH on my feeder!
> (This is first one I’ve had here at my house since NOVEMBER 1997!)
> Maybe this is a good omen for Evening grosbeaks this winter?
>
> I also walked around the trail in my woods among my mosquitos and located
> a large number of RED HEADED WOODPECKERS.
> Also heard several other woodpeckers, noticed we have a good crop of
> hickory nuts!
>
>
>
> Ann Stewart
> Rome,Georgia
> Floyd County
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Date: 10/15/18 9:43 am
From: Ann Stewart <annhstewart...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Red Breasted Nuthatch-Floyd County
Looked out kitchen window this morning and much to my surprise I had a RED BREASTED
NUTHATCH on my feeder!
(This is first one I’ve had here at my house since NOVEMBER 1997!)
Maybe this is a good omen for Evening grosbeaks this winter?

I also walked around the trail in my woods among my mosquitos and located a large number of RED HEADED WOODPECKERS.
Also heard several other woodpeckers, noticed we have a good crop of hickory nuts!



Ann Stewart
Rome,Georgia
Floyd County

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Date: 10/14/18 2:44 pm
From: Angie Jenkins <angeliabeth...>
Subject: [GABO-L] AAS Bird Walk trip report / Noonday Creek Trail / Cobb Co.
Hello Birders,



A lovely morning birding the Noonday Creek trail with a good mixture of
migrants still to be found, along with a few winter arrivals. Thank you to
Vin for co leading the walk and the regular attendees who know appreciate
the trail.



The only disappointment was to find the big retention pond behind Towne
Center empty of water. Not sure if this is just due to lack of rain or if
it has been drained by Cobb County.



On a positive note, I wanted to also report a bit of good news. since I have
mentioned in the past that there were plans to turn this huge retention pond
habitat into a "park" w/ fountain pond with paddle boats and a variety of
other man made entertainment items. This habitat has been enjoyed by so many
for so long, is a home to much wildlife and sits in the middle of the Town
Center district. I teamed up with another concerned local, Tullan Havard, a
board member of the Bells Ferry Civic Association to write a letter the
TCCID to share the eBird records and photographs of many of the species
that have been recorded over the past 6 years by myself and others. We aimed
to appeal to the TCCID (Town Center Community Improvement District) by
adding educational and conservation components to the mission of their plan.
Weeks and months went by and I finally received a phone call about the
letter of advocacy. We learned that the letter full of information was well
received and they basically just had no idea that this trail and retention
pond held so much potential for nature enjoyment, educational value or was a
host to so many species of birds. They conveyed that the letter was received
just in time to convince them to not only scrap many of the components of
the original plan but that they are also planning to just bulldoze the
entire area in order to create a soccer field. We put in a plan for a small
nature center of sorts, not sure if that will ever happen, but in the
meantime, the letter was heard and seemed to work for now.



I am sharing this because we were only 2 people that addressed the planning
committee and feel that the eBird records really did the work for us to make
a powerful impact on the planners here in the Cobb Town Center district.
While the letter was just one action, I also presented on the same topic to
many local folks in the Bells Ferry area to help education and advocate for
the trail flora /fauna. Hopefully raising awareness will go a long way to
help them see even more value in this 6 mile trail that is tiny gem of the
area. Time will tell.





For those interested in our eBIrd list from this morning:





https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49186092





Thanks and happy birding!

Angie Jenkins

Kennesaw, GA


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Date: 10/14/18 2:29 pm
From: Ted Theus <ted...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Bradley Unit (Stewart Co); 12 Warbler sp; Black-billed Cuckoo; Bay-breasted Warbler (Friday only)
The Bradley Unit had a nice assortment of migrants both Friday last week and
again today. Birds of note from today:



Blackburnian Warbler (2)

Black-throated Green Warbler

Tennessee Warbler (30)

American Redstart

Magnolia Warbler (28)

Northern Parula (7)

Palm Warbler (2)

Common Yellow-Throat (40)

Hooded Warbler (2)

Black & White Warbler

Northern Waterthrush

Pine Warbler



Yellow-billed Cuckoo 8 (12 on Friday)

Black-billed Cuckoo (near gate at parking area)

Indigo Bunting (22)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

White-eyed Vireo (3)

Northern Harrier

Common ground dove (7)



Ted Theus (Harris)




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Date: 10/13/18 12:46 pm
From: Malcolm Hodges <mhodges1957...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Photos needed from Fall 2016
Dear Georgia bird photographers,

I am compiling the "From the Field" report for August-November 2016 for an
upcoming issue of *The Oriole*, and would like to spice it with some good
bird photos. Top priority would be rarities, such as the Crested Caracara,
Brant, NSWO, and maybe a nice Brown-Booby-in-flight shot. Next would be
birds that were unusual, out-of-season, or in great numbers, such as maybe
a nice Black-billed Cuckoo or Long-billed Curlew photo (doesn't have to
have "-billed" in the name), or a big flock of interesting shorebirds.

Please attach photos to email replies, and don't reply to all. *With the
photo, please give me explicit permission *to use it--actually type out a
sentence giving me permission, as that implicit in your sending the photo
is not good enough. If you don't send a permission statement, I won't be
able to use your photo.

Thanks,
Malcolm Hodges
Riverdale, GA
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Date: 10/13/18 10:47 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 12 Oct 18
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 12, 2018 at 11:00:58 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Gadwall (1 Dooly)
> American Wigeon (3 Troup)
> Hooded Merganser (2 Oconee)
> Ruddy Duck (1 Burke)
> Horned Grebe (1 Hart)
> American Avocet (1 Clay)
> Long-billed Dowitcher (1 Macon)
> Bonaparte's Gull (1 Forsyth)
> Laughing Gull (1 Burke, 1 Clay, 2 Columbia)
> Caspian Tern (1 Clay, 4 Troup)
> Black Tern (1 Burke, 1 Crisp, 2 Lincoln, 1 Sumter, 1 Tift)
> Common Tern (1 Bibb, 1 Burke, 1 Clay, 2 Lincoln, 1 Lowndes, 1 Sumter)
> Forster's Tern (2 Lincoln)
> Royal Tern (1 Butts, 1 Clay, 4 Troup, 1 Worth)
> Magnificent Frigatebird (1 Clay, 1 Glynn)
> Broad-winged Hawk (1 Clayton)
> Merlin (1 DeKalb, 1 Morgan)
> Peregrine Falcon (1 Muscogee)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Cobb)
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea) (1 Clarke)
> Blue-winged Warbler (1 Hall)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
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> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
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Date: 10/11/18 1:43 pm
From: world oceans <world.oceans7...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Late Broadwings -- storm birds?
Hello,

Nice to hear about the beautiful terns that Lillie, Patty and others found
today! I birded the Atlanta airport (a favorite because of its immense
vistas of open sky). I did not find coastal or pelagic goodies other than a
very high-flying, large tern (Royal or Caspian) in the overcast
morning/high winds. But I did see two separate juvenile Broad-winged hawks,
straddling the line between Clayton and Fulton counties. According to
ebird, this beats the all-time departure date for Broadwings in Clayton Co.
by three days. Since some broadwings do overwinter in Florida and Cuba, I
wonder if these birds had already made it that far and got blown back to
Georgia by the hurricane!

James Gibson
Clayton Co.

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Date: 10/11/18 11:59 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] West Point Lake and Dam
Jean-Luc Betoulle was here while the rest of us went for a delicious Korean lunch in West Point. He texted us that he had a light morph jaeger, likely a parasitic. We drove back but were unable to relocate it. Michael and I are heading out. 

Patty McLean, Atlanta GA


-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 10/11/18 11:40 AM (GMT-05:00) To: <GABO-L...> Subject: Re: [GABO-L] West Point Lake and Dam

Seen so far from West Overlook Park:
2 Caspian Terns, 3 Royal Terns,  1 Forster's Tern 1 American Wigeon 
A dozen or more Bald Eagles of various ages.

Patty McLean, Atlanta GA


-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 10/11/18  7:26 AM  (GMT-06:00) To: <GABO-L...> Subject: [GABO-L] West Point Lake and Dam
Several folks here but nothing pelagic found yet. 

Patty McLean and Michael Linz, Atlanta GA



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Date: 10/11/18 8:44 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] West Point Lake and Dam

Seen so far from West Overlook Park:
2 Caspian Terns, 3 Royal Terns,  1 Forster's Tern 1 American Wigeon 
A dozen or more Bald Eagles of various ages.

Patty McLean, Atlanta GA


-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 10/11/18 7:26 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <GABO-L...> Subject: [GABO-L] West Point Lake and Dam
Several folks here but nothing pelagic found yet. 

Patty McLean and Michael Linz, Atlanta GA



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Date: 10/11/18 8:29 am
From: Lillie Kline <lilliegkline...>
Subject: [GABO-L] TERNS at Lake Blackshear
Hi birders!

I’m out at Lake Blackshear on Sumter Co. side. Currently being seen are very large flocks of COMMON TERN and FORSTER’S TERN along with a few BLACK TERN!

Bird hard,
Lillie Kline
Fulton Co.

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Date: 10/11/18 5:30 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: [GABO-L] West Point Lake and Dam
Several folks here but nothing pelagic found yet. 

Patty McLean and Michael Linz, Atlanta GA



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Date: 10/10/18 2:39 pm
From: Ed Maioriello <edm...>
Subject: [GABO-L] ORAS Bird Walks This Weekend - Athens-Clarke County
We are having 2 different bird walks this weekend.

Ed Maioriello
Athens-Clarke County

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Vulture Festival 2018
Event Date:
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00am



Join the ACC Solid Waste Department/Recycling Division, Bear Hollow Zoo,
and the Oconee River Audubon Society as they celebrate International
Vulture Awareness Day from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the ACC Landfill.
Vultures are vital to healthy ecosystems and face a range of threats in
many areas that they occur. This day will celebrate nature's clean-up
crew, the vulture, with the following local activities: bird walks,
children's activities, recycling opportunities, tour of the landfill, and a
visit from EarthQuest Birds, and UGA PhD Student, Kristen Lear, will be
doing educational activities about bat conservation. For more information,
visit www.accgov.com/recycling
<https://www.accgov.com/6785/Vulture-Festival> or call the ACC Recycling
Division at (706) 613-3512. This event is a FREE fun, family event!

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Bird Walk At The State Botanical Garden
Event Date:
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 8:00am



*Note this is a Sunday walk!*

The Oconee Rivers Audubon Society will be hosting a bird walk at the State
Botanical Garden. We will be meeting in the Day Chapel parking lot. From
the main entrance just keep bearing left to find the Day Chapel lot.

Our bird walks are open to the public. We typically run 3-4 hours though
birders may leave at their convenience. Easy to moderate walking. Please
dress for the weather, wear practical shoes, bring insect repellent and
snacks/water as desired.

If you have any questions please contact Ed Maioriello at
<fieldtrip...> or 706-296-5275.

For information about the State Botanical Garden click here.
<http://botgarden.uga.edu/>

IMPORTANT NOTE: On occasion, field trips may have to be cancelled (bad
weather, etc.) or important details may change (for example, the original
meeting spot for a site may have to be changed if there is a trail closure
or parking problem). If you plan to attend a bird walk, ALWAYS check
www.oconeeriversaudubon.org/events the night before for updates.

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Date: 10/10/18 11:54 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 9 Oct 18
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 10, 2018 at 11:00:46 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Hooded Merganser (1 Oconee)
> Common Ground-Dove (1 Jasper)
> Black-billed Cuckoo (1 Glynn)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1 Fannin, 1 Gilmer)
> Black-necked Stilt (1 Bartow)
> Long-billed Curlew (2 Glynn, 4 McIntosh)
> White-rumped Sandpiper (1 Glynn, 1 McIntosh)
> Long-billed Dowitcher (1 Glynn)
> Lesser Yellowlegs (1 Bartow)
> Pomarine Jaeger (3 Glynn)
> Parasitic Jaeger (1 Glynn)
> Sooty Tern (1 Glynn)
> American White Pelican (1 McIntosh)
> Little Blue Heron (1 Forsyth)
> Olive-sided Flycatcher (1 Fannin)
> Great Crested Flycatcher (2 McIntosh)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Fulton, 1 Meriwether, 1 Oconee)
> Cedar Waxwing (1 Pulaski)
> Prothonotary Warbler (1 Liberty)
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (2 Glynn)
> Wilson's Warbler (1 Meriwether)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Georgia Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Georgia. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
Lowndes
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Date: 10/8/18 2:33 pm
From: Pam Potter <ppotter...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Cooper's hawks & BlueJays - Bartow Co
This morning everything was real quiet in the yard. You all know what that means...predators! Then the jays, just a few, 3-4, started the alarm. Then there were more jays! They finally flushed a Cooper's hawk and it hid in the trees where I could watch it. I watched about 5 jays hoping around the bad guy & it moved again so I could see it better. (wasn't that nice of it to do?). I reached for the camera and saw a hawk fly from behind the tree so I figured I'd missed a photo op. The original bad guy was still there. There were 2 hawks! I couldn't ID the second one but I guess it was another Coop's. Siblings?

Such drama!


Pam Potter
White
Bartow Co

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Date: 10/8/18 11:48 am
From: Michelle Hamner <michelle...>
Subject: [GABO-L] "Resident" Sandhill Crane - Sharpsburg, GA (Coweta Co) - Oct 8 2018
Hello! I posted this to the GOS Facebook group, but figured I'd share here
as well in case anyone has any thoughts. A Sandhill Crane has apparently
taken up residence in a Sharpsburg (Coweta Co) neighborhood for the past 5+
years. I heard some rumors about it in the past day or two and figured it
was a case of mistaken identity until one of the neighborhood residents
posted a picture of it. I went out there today, and sure enough! I talked
to one of the residents and she said it can and does fly, sometimes
disappearing for a day or so, but it always comes back and hangs around a
small pond in the neighborhood near the house of her neighbor, who puts
corn out for it, she says. She mentioned that migrating SACR have landed a
few times over the years and that this SACR has disassociated itself from
them when they are there. It looks like maybe there is a bit of wing damage
where those feathers are dropping on its left wing, maybe?

eBird checklist with picture: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49054668

Michelle Hamner
Peachtree City, GA

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Date: 10/8/18 8:27 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 7 Oct 18
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 8, 2018 at 11:00:56 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Eurasian Collared-Dove (1 Cobb)
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (2 Fannin)
> Black-billed Cuckoo (1 Glynn)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1 Fannin, 1 Rabun)
> Limpkin (1 Glynn)
> Sandhill Crane (1 Charlton)
> American Golden-Plover (1 Glynn)
> Long-billed Curlew (11 Glynn)
> White-rumped Sandpiper (2 Glynn, 5 McIntosh)
> Long-billed Dowitcher (2 Glynn, 2 McIntosh)
> American White Pelican (2 McIntosh)
> Red-cockaded Woodpecker (1 Charlton)
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1 Muscogee)
> Willow Flycatcher (1 Towns)
> Philadelphia Vireo (1 Richmond)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (2 Bartow, 1 Cobb, 2 DeKalb, 1 Muscogee)
> Clay-colored Sparrow (1 Glynn)
> Worm-eating Warbler (8 Camden)
> Nashville Warbler (8 Camden)
> Northern Parula (1 Floyd)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Georgia Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Georgia. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
Lowndes
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Date: 10/7/18 11:49 am
From: world oceans <world.oceans7...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Watch for the tropicals!
Hi all,

In case you have not heard, Tropical Storm Michael is on its way from
Yucatan to the Florida panhandle and Alabama Gulf coast. Its widest
potential track shows it becoming a hurricane and impacting virtually all
of Georgia late Wednesday and Thursday.

This means two things: we should think carefully about any plans we have
for moving about the state later this week; and we should watch for
tropical stray birds. They often ride north (against their wishes) and
scatter widely in October when a big storm moves inland. Those of us who
especially love to chase hurricane birds and track rarities are now
studying our field guides so we know what all those extralimital goodies
look like!

Most importantly, please consider your driving plans carefully --
especially if they involve southern Georgia or Florida during the latter
half of this next week. Don't ruin your fall birding by trying to drive
through flood waters or monstruous winds.

Safe birding,
James Gibson
Clayton County

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Date: 10/7/18 10:36 am
From: Patty <pschwar...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Yellow-billed cuckoo DeKalb County
Another lifer for me today – a yellow-billed cuckoo in my yard! Among the rose-breasted grosbeaks, scarlet and summer tanagers, gray-cheeked thrush. So far today I have 21 species, and I haven’t seen our regular woodpeckers, hawks, etc. or heard the resident in our ‘hood barred owl yet.

Patty Jenkins

Just north of Emory University


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Date: 10/6/18 5:13 pm
From: Ruth McMullin <0000092159e55d80-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Half Male / Half Female Rose-Breasted Grosebeak
Warren,

I am not a bird expert. I am a volunteer educator at the University of Georgia’s aquarium. While I was helping out with a program for the public, introducing people to fishing and crabbing, one of our people caught a blue crab that was also a gynandromorph.

I asked the scientists at the aquarium and one of them, Dodie Sanders, told me that my crab (I took a photo) was a gynandromorph. When I did a bit of research online, I found that this condition is shared by crabs, birds, and insects. Not often, but occasionally.


Ruth McMullin
8 Breckenridge Lane
Savannah GA 31411
912 598 7197; cell 912 695 9575
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On Oct 6, 2018, at 4:16 PM, Warren <whowe...> wrote:

Let me know if you think this is just a strange molt pattern...

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Date: 10/6/18 1:18 pm
From: Warren <whowe...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Half Male / Half Female Rose-Breasted Grosebeak
Let me know if you think this is just a strange molt pattern...

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Date: 10/6/18 1:06 pm
From: Warren Howe <whowe...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Half Male / Half Female Rose-Breasted Grosebeak
I have a Rose-Breasted Grosebeak at my feeder today and last night that is half male and half female. The head, neck and nape are exactly female patterned and the rest of the body is male patterned. I thought it may be a juvenile in molt, but I read about a condition called gynandromorph that can cause this condition and has been previously documented in RBGR.

The ebird checklist is below. I plan to try to get better photos, as these were through a dirty window.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48975768

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Date: 10/6/18 12:04 pm
From: Jason Ward <0000007673135945-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Piedmont Park bird walk
What’s good everyone?! 
This morning, 16 people joined me on Atlanta Audubon’s monthly bird walk at Piedmont Park. Fall migration didn’t disappoint, as we saw 8 warbler species, along with a few other migrants. 
I hope to see more of you on our next bird walk, Saturday, November 3rd! 
The full checklist is included below... 48 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  29
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  22
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  18
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  8
Killdeer  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Eastern Phoebe  8
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown-headed Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  5
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  18
Gray Catbird  2
Brown Thrasher  3
Northern Mockingbird  7
European Starling  4
House Finch  10
American Goldfinch  5
Chipping Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  3
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Tennessee Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  2
Magnolia Warbler  2
Palm Warbler (Western)  6
Prairie Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48980606

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

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Date: 10/5/18 2:43 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 4 Oct 18
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 5, 2018 at 11:00:54 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (1 Richmond)
> Hooded Merganser (1 Oconee)
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (1 Fannin)
> Long-billed Dowitcher (1 Glynn)
> Bachman's Sparrow (1 Jones)
> Worm-eating Warbler (1 Clarke)
> Kentucky Warbler (1 Fulton)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Georgia Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Georgia. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
Lowndes
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Date: 10/5/18 7:52 am
From: Patty <pschwar...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Golden-winged warbler DeKalb County
I just had a golden-winged warbler on our birdbath. We’ve also had 2 young males and a female rose-breasted grosbeak and scarlet and summer tanagers here.

Patty Jenkins

Just above eEmory in Toco Hill


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Date: 10/4/18 5:39 am
From: charles saleeby <charlessaleeby...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch; Chatt Hills, GA
Had a Red-breasted Nuthatch in Serenbe subdivision yesterday morning around 10. It was actively calling and hopping from treetop to treetop back in the back right corner of the Mado section of the neighborhood. The other builder, landscaper and 2 painters standing nearby were not nearly as interested as I was although I made them all listen and stare...
Chuck SaleebyKennesaw, GACobb County

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Date: 10/3/18 11:18 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 2 Oct 18
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 3, 2018 at 11:00:54 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Common Gallinule (4 Bartow)
> Common Gallinule (American) (1 Bartow)
> Black-necked Stilt (5 Bartow)
> Long-billed Curlew (1 Glynn)
> Peregrine Falcon (1 Henry)
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1 Muscogee)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Coweta)
> Cedar Waxwing (2 Glynn)
> Worm-eating Warbler (1 Chatham)
> Prothonotary Warbler (1 Dougherty)
> Cape May Warbler (1 Fulton)
> Blackpoll Warbler (1 Fulton)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
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> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
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Date: 10/3/18 7:34 am
From: Terry Valentine <terryval...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment
Many of you are probably aware of Amendment One in the upcoming Georgia
elections. For those of you who aren't (like me until recently), here is
the web page for the amendment: https://www.georgiaoutdoorstewardship.org/



Also an article:
https://saportareport.com/a-question-for-georgia-voters-set-aside-money-for-
land-stewardship/



From the small amount of research I've done it doesn't seem that there are
"cons" to the amendment, and it apparently has wide bipartisan support. So
I suppose this is for would-be voters who might normally opt to bow out of
the upcoming elections. Even if you're not happy with the candidates you
could at least show up to support this amendment.



This of course has relevance for birders, but in keeping with listserv
policy I had a Mourning Dove at my feeder this morning. Good day to all,



Terry Valentine

Hoschton


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Date: 10/2/18 7:36 pm
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Near Georgia - Kirtland's Warbler, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC - 9/24-10/2/2018 (so far)
Hi All,

P.S. This shouldn't have to be said, but if you go please stay out of the roads, and out of the habitat. The bird can be easily seen from the roadside with patience (unless of course it's on its way to the Bahamas and/or the Turks and Caicos islands already).

Good Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
www.neargareport.com

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Date: 10/2/18 7:29 pm
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Near Georgia - Kirtland's Warbler, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC - 9/24-10/2/2018 (so far)
Hi All,

This is pretty amazing for Near Georgia, there has been a pretty easy to be seen pretty KIRTLAND'S WARBLER on the North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) since being first found on 9/24 and continuing through today 10/2 at least! This is getting even more amazing by the day!

One was also found at this spot on 9/28/2016!!

The location is on the BRP about 29 miles ENE of Asheville NC. The bird is staying in one of two or three narrow short scrubby areas right there on the ridgetop roadsides, just north and south of the overlook parking itself, and/or mostly at the one at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Hwy 128 (entrance to Mount Mitchell State Park, just stand by the stop sign there)!

I saw the bird this past Saturday in just a few minutes, my eBird checklist with video and map points and exact coordinates for the entrance to Mount Mitchell State Park (the parking is at the Ridge Junction Overlook 150 yards away):

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48819618

What an opportunity to see this species, now in its 9th day at the site!

This a local migration super hotspot, when I was there probably hundreds of warblers and others were jumping over the overlook heading south, some stopping in the trees there for a minute, it was quite the southeastern migration spectacle!

If you go make sure to go on up and explore Mount Mitchell State Park, with restrooms, a few minutes drive up Hwy 128 there!

You can see the eBird reports at the eBird NC RBA:

https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35561

Good Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
www.neargareport.com

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Date: 10/1/18 5:07 pm
From: Lawrence Carlile <l.carlile259...>
Subject: [GABO-L] GOS Meeting Update
Hello Birders,



I wanted to let you know that this Friday's presentation at the Fall Meeting
on Jekyll Island is no longer a duet (Tim Keyes, GA DNR and Abby Sterling,
Manomet Observatory). It is now a trio, because Brad Winn will be joining
Tim and Abby to talk about how important Georgia's coast is for the
conservation of shorebirds. Please join us for this presentation trio,
Denver Holt's keynote address on owl adaptations, great field trips, great
fellowship, and zero hurricanes in the forecast! See you there!



Larry Carlile

President, GOS

Savannah, GA


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Date: 10/1/18 10:08 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 30 Sep 18
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 1, 2018 at 11:01:00 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Swan Goose (1 Chatham)
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (1 Fannin)
> American Avocet (2 Mitchell)
> American Golden-Plover (1 McIntosh)
> Long-billed Curlew (1 McIntosh)
> Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 Lee)
> Caspian Tern (1 Towns)
> American White Pelican (1 McIntosh)
> Little Blue Heron (1 Henry)
> Green Heron (1 Dawson)
> Northern Harrier (1 Fulton)
> Hairy Woodpecker (5 Chatham)
> Merlin (3 DeKalb, 1 Forsyth, 1 Henry)
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1 Fulton, 1 Muscogee)
> Acadian Flycatcher (1 Murray)
> Willow Flycatcher (3 Glynn, 1 Oglethorpe)
> Least Flycatcher (2 DeKalb)
> Philadelphia Vireo (1 Richmond)
> Marsh Wren (1 Clarke)
> Baltimore Oriole (1 Fannin)
> Kentucky Warbler (1 Clarke)
> Cape May Warbler (2 Murray, 1 Richmond)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Georgia Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Georgia. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
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Date: 9/30/18 3:36 pm
From: Nedra Sekera <njs1500...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Question regarding migrating empidonax species
For the last five days or so I have heard either the whit call
or fitz bew call or both in various locations in my county.
And today Mary Gage heard both at Fannin County Park.
It was at the bridge where a tiny stream runs through.
It was much louder and had sort of a chatter at the end one time.
Previously the most reliable place for Willow flycatchers
has been Ingles parking lot in Blairsville along a little stream.
All of the calls I have heard have been somewhat close to water
of some kind, either the creek or a small runoff. I don’t always
locate the bird but I have listed empid sp when I can’t ID one.
Is it possible that they are migrating through our area as they
seem to be calling everywhere. Today is the first day I have
had someone with me to hear it.

Thank you for any input you might have.

Nedra Sekera
Epworth GA
Fannin County - top of Georgia

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Date: 9/30/18 10:01 am
From: Andrew Theus <andrewtheus93...>
Subject: [GABO-L] American Golden-Plover—Altamaha Butler Island-McIntosh co.
Good afternoon,

Just leaving Altamaha WMA-Butler Island unit where I had good looks through scope and obtained photos from the walking path of an adult American Golden-Plover molting into basic plumage. The plover (along with most of the other birds) was in the far southeast impoundment with the water drawn down.
Also noteworthy was a flyover of 3 white pelicans, 9 bobolinks and 1 orange crowned warbler.
Good birding!
-Andrew Theus of Savannah, GA


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Date: 9/29/18 4:12 pm
From: Pam Potter <ppotter...>
Subject: [GABO-L] scarlet tananger, rose breasted grosbeak, indigo buntings & hawk collision- Bartow Co
I thought I wasn't going see anymore yellow migrants since I've not seen the white-eyed vireo for 2-3 days now but this morning a female scarlet tananger showed up. I've not seen a scarlet in a few years. A female rose breasted grosbeak stopped by briefly & I've been seeing multiple female indigo buntings. I've never had the numbers of bunting as I have this year. Yesterday, driving slowly down the drive I was able to count 13 as they flew to the trees.

Then on a sad note, yesterday I had a collision with an unknown hawk as I was driving the road to my house. It apparently flew up from a pasture that is lower than the road. All I know is there was a loud BAM! and all I saw was it's belly out the upper third of my windshield for 2 seconds. You can imagine how I jumped & yelled. I did look for it but no luck. No blood so I'm hoping it wasn't seriously hurt but he hit hard.

Pam Potter
White
Bartow Co

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Date: 9/29/18 3:42 pm
From: Patrick Maurice <patrickmaurice1...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Common Terns at Lake Chatuge today too!
While out having some fun with my friends boating around Lake Chatuge near Hiawassee we saw a migrant flock of 10 COMMON TERNS.

We actually jet skied right up to the flock and they hunted and it was fun to watch them fly around us for a bit before moving off.

Patrick Maurice
Clarke County


> On Sep 29, 2018, at 8:01 AM, plm108 <plm108...> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Sep 28, Michael Linz and I headed to Lake Lanier to look for the COMMON TERNS reported by Mark McShane the evening before. We started near the dam and soon located 23 tern-looking birds flying across the lake about 2 miles away. All seemed same size, color etc. So we headed to Tidwell Park where we were able to get clearer looks and confirm that most if not all were indeed Commons. It took a longer time to get decent photos, requiring us to move to various areas as they flew around this section of the lake. Most often seen in the area near Shady Grove Campground (fee based) and the golf course across the lake from there. Lots of boats so I expect many more this weekend. We believe all 23 were Common but only submitted 3 in checklist below.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48810616
>
> Patty McLean, Tucker GA
>
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Date: 9/29/18 9:40 am
From: Vinod Babu <pavinodbabu...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal, Baltimore Oriole- Piedmont Park, Fulton Co.
Hello all,

Birding in Piedmont Park over the past few days has been very exciting.
There is a small group of Blue-winged Teal on the Lake, and with them is a
Northern Shoveler (pictures in checklist, I only realized it was a shoveler
when looking through pictures). In the same area by the lake is a Green
Heron and also a Baltimore Oriole, Great Crested Flycatcher and Swainson's
Thrush, feeding with catbirds and robins on porcelain berries and Southern
Magnolia arils. Elsewhere there are good chances to get warblers and
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.

Here's today's checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48815427

Yesterday I had a Pied-billed Grebe on the lake.

Vinod Babu
Atlanta, GA

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Date: 9/29/18 5:02 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Common Terns at Lake Lanier
On Fri, Sep 28, Michael Linz and I headed to Lake Lanier to look for the COMMON TERNS reported by Mark McShane the evening before. We started near the dam and soon located 23 tern-looking birds flying across the lake about 2 miles away. All seemed same size, color etc. So we headed to Tidwell Park where we were able to get clearer looks and confirm that most if not all were indeed Commons. It took a longer time to get decent photos, requiring us to move to various areas as they flew around this section of the lake. Most often seen in the area near Shady Grove Campground (fee based) and the golf course across the lake from there. Lots of boats so I expect many more this weekend. We believe all 23 were Common but only submitted 3 in checklist below.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48810616

Patty McLean,  Tucker GA 



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Date: 9/27/18 6:40 pm
From: Pam Potter <ppotter...>
Subject: [GABO-L] indigo buntings - Bartow Co
The indigo buntings must be getting ready to leave for their winter homes. I observed lots of female (& at least one immature male) indigo buntings in the grasses of my hayfields near my house. I couldn't get good count as they were quite busy but they were in the front field along my drive & behind my house in another small field. I knew they've been spending time in the tall grasses along the drive for some time but could never catch out more than 3 for sure as they would fly off with my car moving forward on gravel. I've never seen this many in all 18 yr of my living here before.

I'll be moving soon, man I'm going to miss this place.


Pam Potter
White
Bartow Co

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Date: 9/27/18 7:09 am
From: Katy Manley <katy.manley88...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Bird Walk for Girl Scouts in Washington County
Good morning GABO!
A colleague of mine is leading a Girl Scout troop (grades K to 8) this year
and asked me for nature-related activity ideas. Do we have anyone
local(ish) to Washington County who would be interested? You can pick the
date.

If you're interested please let me know and I'll pass your information
along.

Good birding!
Katy

--
Katy Manley
Winterville, GA
Athens-Clarke County
706-255-3188

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Date: 9/27/18 5:25 am
From: Ed Maioriello <edm...>
Subject: [GABO-L] ORAS Bird Walk Correction
All,

I committed a copy/paste error in creating the calendar entry for this
Saturday's bird walk and included the date from last fall's trip. We are,
in fact, meeting this Saturday the 29th.

Apologies for the confusion.

Ed.

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Date: 9/27/18 4:46 am
From: Ed Maioriello <edm...>
Subject: [GABO-L] ORAS Bird Walk at Whitehall Forest Saturday - Athens-Clarke County
Bird Walk At Whitehall Forest
Event Date:
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00am


Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00am



The Oconee Rivers Audubon Society will be hosting a bird walk
at Whitehall Forest. This is a special treat as Whitehall is not usually
available to the public, and is a fantastic location for birding in the
Athens-Clarke County area. Together with the other adjacent UGA properties
including the State Botanical Garden, Whitehall Forest is a Georgia
Important Bird Area (IBA).

We will meet along the side of the entrance road just outside the gate.
Once we have all assembled we will caravan down to the parking area at
Flinchum's Phoenix. After the gate is closed you will not be able to get
in so please don't be late. The gate will automatically open from the
inside so birders may leave any time they wish.

Our bird walks are open to the public. We typically run 3-4 hours though
birders may leave at their convenience. Easy to moderate walking. Please
dress for the weather, wear practical shoes, bring insect repellent and
snacks/water as desired.

If you have any questions please contact Ed Maioriello at
<fieldtrip...> or 706-296-5275.

For directions about the Whitehall Forest click here and follow the
directions to Flinchum's Phoenix.
<https://www.warnell.uga.edu/about/directions-maps>



IMPORTANT NOTE: On occasion, field trips may have to be cancelled (bad
weather, etc.) or important details may change (for example, the original
meeting spot for a site may have to be changed if there is a trail closure
or parking problem). If you plan to attend a birdwalk, ALWAYS check
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Date: 9/26/18 9:44 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 25 Sep 18
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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: September 26, 2018 at 11:00:49 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Northern Bobwhite (1 Coweta)
> Eastern Whip-poor-will (1 Glynn)
> American Golden-Plover (3 Bartow)
> Semipalmated Plover (4 Bartow)
> Semipalmated Sandpiper (4 Bartow)
> Western Sandpiper (1 Bartow)
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1 Fannin, 1 Muscogee)
> Western Kingbird (1 Coweta)
> Clay-colored Sparrow (1 McIntosh)
> Savannah Sparrow (1 McIntosh)
> Baltimore Oriole (1 Bartow)
> Cerulean Warbler (1 Camden)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Georgia Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Georgia. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
Lowndes
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Date: 9/25/18 4:26 pm
From: Nedra Sekera <njs1500...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher -Fannin County 9-25-2018
A flycatcher with two wingbars, not a sharply peaked head or dark cap, flew to the top of a small oak in my yard. When it flew the
breast was yellow as well as under the wing. It was not a
yellow wash but a distinct yellow. It flew to the top of a dead
snag in good light and then disappeared.

Previously I have seen the yellow breast and heard them call
but this was the first time I plainly could see yellow under the
wings. Very nice if short experience.

Nedra Sekera
Epworth GA
Fannin County - top of Georgia

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Date: 9/24/18 5:57 pm
From: Pam Potter <ppotter...>
Subject: [GABO-L] house wren, and an eastern phoebe in hand - Bartow Co
Pam Potter
My favorite bird watching window overlooks my back yard with an elderberry & wax myrtles just feet and yards away. To take pix I open the window with me sitting pretty much in the center only inches away. I was getting ready to click an eastern phoebe when it's sillouete blacked our my lens. I thought it was going to hit the window above me but it flew in right past me! I closed the door so it couldn't get out of the small room & was able to capture it with my hand. I held it for about 10 seconds before I released it back out of the window. It didn't fight me. Cool.

Also seen this morning:
2 eastern phoebe
1 wood peewee
2 F indigo buntings
1 immature M indigo bunting (blue wings!)
Carolina wren
house wren
2 chickadees
bluegray gnatcatcher
Jay
mockingbird
catbird
2 F goldfinches
F summer tananger
white-eyed vireo
10 cardinals
12 house finches


Pam Potter
White
Bartow Co

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Date: 9/24/18 4:01 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Bartow Bonanza - Sanderling (probably not)
Michael and I decided since we didn't have documentary photos of what we identified as a Sanderling on the Taff Rd pond, we removed it from our list since the bird was not as gray/white as it likely would be by now. 

Patty McLean, Tucker GA


-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 9/24/18 2:59 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <GABO-L...> Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Bartow Bonanza - 23SEP2018
Michael Linz and I were returning to Georgia last night when we saw Shannon's report below. Wowza (officially a Scrabble word now, according to Miriam Webster)! So, although there were/are plenty of chores needing to be done around the house, we decided to brave the traffic and head to Bartow County today. We missed a few of the magic birds Shannon and Iris saw (Baird's and Buff-breasted) but got super looks at the AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and found a single SANDERLING in lingering breeding plumage. All seen on what I call the "Teal Pond," the cattle pond on the east side of Taff Rd. About 30 minutes later, Mark Beebe and then Patrick Brisse showed up but the only magic birds remaining were the Western Sandpapers and the Semipalmated Plovers. (Yes, they're all great to see but the magic birds are those that cause some of us to drive through Atlanta traffic to see them.)

Happy Birding All. 
Patty McLean, Tucker GA


-------- Original message --------From: Shannon Fair <shannonmfair...> Date: 9/23/18  7:10 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: <GABO-L...> Subject: [GABO-L] Bartow Bonanza - 23SEP2018
Hi GABO-ers —

Iris Schumacher and I decided to hit some of the Bartow County hotspots this afternoon after leaving Carter’s Lake in the morning (pretty good birds there too).

Once we made it to Caryersville, we found an unexpected WILLET at Etowah Indian Mounds Sod Farm, but NBK (nothing but killdeer) otherwise. 

From there, we headed to Brandon Farm and Taff Roads and hit the jackpot, including some probable continuing birds.  We had a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, plus a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS.  Every once and a while, these birds would come out into the open, but the BBSA and AMGP preferred to stay hidden in unviewable areas of the pond or taller grasses.

I’ll post all of our ebird checklists later tonight with photos.

Happy Fall Birding!

Shannon Fair
Atlanta, Fulton County
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Date: 9/24/18 12:28 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Bartow Bonanza - 23SEP2018
Michael Linz and I were returning to Georgia last night when we saw Shannon's report below. Wowza (officially a Scrabble word now, according to Miriam Webster)! So, although there were/are plenty of chores needing to be done around the house, we decided to brave the traffic and head to Bartow County today. We missed a few of the magic birds Shannon and Iris saw (Baird's and Buff-breasted) but got super looks at the AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and found a single SANDERLING in lingering breeding plumage. All seen on what I call the "Teal Pond," the cattle pond on the east side of Taff Rd. About 30 minutes later, Mark Beebe and then Patrick Brisse showed up but the only magic birds remaining were the Western Sandpapers and the Semipalmated Plovers. (Yes, they're all great to see but the magic birds are those that cause some of us to drive through Atlanta traffic to see them.)

Happy Birding All. 
Patty McLean, Tucker GA


-------- Original message --------From: Shannon Fair <shannonmfair...> Date: 9/23/18 7:10 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <GABO-L...> Subject: [GABO-L] Bartow Bonanza - 23SEP2018
Hi GABO-ers —

Iris Schumacher and I decided to hit some of the Bartow County hotspots this afternoon after leaving Carter’s Lake in the morning (pretty good birds there too).

Once we made it to Caryersville, we found an unexpected WILLET at Etowah Indian Mounds Sod Farm, but NBK (nothing but killdeer) otherwise. 

From there, we headed to Brandon Farm and Taff Roads and hit the jackpot, including some probable continuing birds.  We had a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, plus a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS.  Every once and a while, these birds would come out into the open, but the BBSA and AMGP preferred to stay hidden in unviewable areas of the pond or taller grasses.

I’ll post all of our ebird checklists later tonight with photos.

Happy Fall Birding!

Shannon Fair
Atlanta, Fulton County
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Date: 9/24/18 8:14 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 23 Sep 18
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: September 24, 2018 at 11:01:36 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Sora (3 Clarke)
> American Golden-Plover (2 Bartow)
> Semipalmated Plover (2 Bartow)
> Stilt Sandpiper (2 Bartow)
> Baird's Sandpiper (2 Bartow)
> White-rumped Sandpiper (1 Forsyth)
> Buff-breasted Sandpiper (2 Bartow)
> Semipalmated Sandpiper (2 Bartow)
> Willet (2 Bartow)
> Black Tern (1 Forsyth)
> Common Tern (1 Forsyth)
> Cattle Egret (1 Floyd)
> Alder Flycatcher (1 Clarke)
> Least Flycatcher (2 Cobb, 1 Gwinnett)
> Western Kingbird (3 Coweta)
> Chipping Sparrow (1 Liberty)
> Baltimore Oriole (1 Murray)
> Worm-eating Warbler (1 Pickens)
> Dickcissel (1 Chatham, 1 Liberty)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Georgia Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Georgia. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
Lowndes
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Date: 9/23/18 4:11 pm
From: Shannon Fair <shannonmfair...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Bartow Bonanza - 23SEP2018
Hi GABO-ers —

Iris Schumacher and I decided to hit some of the Bartow County hotspots this afternoon after leaving Carter’s Lake in the morning (pretty good birds there too).

Once we made it to Caryersville, we found an unexpected WILLET at Etowah Indian Mounds Sod Farm, but NBK (nothing but killdeer) otherwise.

From there, we headed to Brandon Farm and Taff Roads and hit the jackpot, including some probable continuing birds. We had a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, plus a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS. Every once and a while, these birds would come out into the open, but the BBSA and AMGP preferred to stay hidden in unviewable areas of the pond or taller grasses.

I’ll post all of our ebird checklists later tonight with photos.

Happy Fall Birding!

Shannon Fair
Atlanta, Fulton County
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Date: 9/23/18 1:54 pm
From: Richard Candler <candler86...>
Subject: [GABO-L] WESTERN KINGBIRD, Coweta Co. 9/23/18
There is a WESTERN KINGBIRD hanging out around our barn in the trees along the fence line. It has been moving around the pasture but seems to prefer a Virginia Creeper vine full of berries in the company of some bluebirds. New county bird as far as I can tell and a lifer for me.
EBird checklist with photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48697520

Richard Candler
Sharpsburg
Coweta County
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Date: 9/23/18 5:57 am
From: Marlene Koslowsky <000006d228557fef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Some interesting backyard visitors
Hi, all!
On Thursday, Sept 20, I glanced over to my beauty berry bush out my dining room window. There was a dark bird shape I didn't immediately recognize as my usuals. I grabbed camera and binoculars and discovered a lovely female scarlet tanager out there. A tiny bit later, there was another new visitor which turned out to be a Swainson's Thrush. And then about half an hour later, a first time visitor to not just my backyard but to Fayette County, was a Tennessee Warbler! Dang cool morning!
I've seen the scarlet once since, and the Swainson's Thrushes three days running.  The thrushes haven't been reported often so I'm rather delighted they came directly to me.

The eBird report from the 20th https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48630195
Enjoy fall, all!
Marlene KoslowskyFayette County

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Date: 9/22/18 4:30 pm
From: Pam Potter <ppotter...>
Subject: [GABO-L] FOTS rose breasted grossbeak - Bartow Co
Watched a female rose breasted grosbeak this morning as she looked over the area where my feeders are. She perched a good while in a cedar on the other side of my yard.


Pam Potter
White
Bartow Co

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