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11/18/17 5:38 pm David Yon <dpyoniii...> [GABO-L] Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird - Forsyth County
11/18/17 11:27 am Vinod Babu <pavinodbabu...> Re: [GABO-L] Ross' goose in Atlanta
11/18/17 6:13 am world oceans <world.oceans7...> [GABO-L] Ross' goose in Atlanta
11/18/17 4:02 am markfreeman706 <markfreeman706...> [GABO-L] Ross's Goose, Warren County 11/17/2017
11/17/17 7:10 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 16 Nov 17
11/16/17 12:08 pm Leslie <leszulia...> [GABO-L] Brants yes
11/16/17 7:19 am Patty Jenkins <pschwar...> [GABO-L] Junco and white-throated sparrow, DeKalb COunty
11/16/17 7:00 am Tom Baxter <bomtaxter...> [GABO-L] Just moved to Savannah
11/15/17 2:57 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 14 Nov 17
11/15/17 2:07 pm Carol Lambert and/or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell...> [GABO-L] Ruddy Ducks, Murphy Candler Park, DeKalb County, 11/15/17
11/15/17 11:39 am Pam Potter <ppotter...> [GABO-L] FOTS Juncos & northern shovelers Bartow Co
11/15/17 8:16 am Joshua Spence <spencejoshua...> [GABO-L] CARTERS LAKE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
11/15/17 6:07 am john w sink <johnsink22...> [GABO-L] Glynn County Ring-necks
11/14/17 4:54 pm Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> Re: [GABO-L] BRANT Both Continue Today - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 11/14/2017
11/14/17 4:45 pm Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> [GABO-L] BRANT Both Continue Today - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 11/14/2017
11/14/17 4:34 pm Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> [GABO-L] County Birding - County Mapping/Free Tools Tech Stuff
11/14/17 12:09 pm Carol Lambert and/or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell...> [GABO-L] Anhinga, Lake Shamrock, Clayton County Water Authority, Clayton County, 11/13/17
11/14/17 4:20 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 13 Nov 17
11/14/17 2:56 am Leslie <leszulia...> [GABO-L] Piping plover on Tybee’s North Beach
11/13/17 7:15 pm Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> [GABO-L] Georgia Ipswich Sparrows Wanted!
11/13/17 2:46 pm Wes Hatch <whatch11...> [GABO-L] Ross’s Goose Chattahoochee Nature Center, Fulton County
11/13/17 11:15 am Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> [GABO-L] BRANT Continue as of 1:40pm - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 11/13/2017
11/13/17 4:24 am Wes Hatch <whatch11...> Re: [GABO-L] ROSS'S GOOSE, Azalea / Willeo Rd Wetland (Fulton County) CONTINUES
11/12/17 9:58 pm Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> [GABO-L] BRANT Continue At Deep Dusk - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 11/12/2017
11/12/17 6:56 pm Nathan Farnau <natwan...> [GABO-L] ROSS'S GOOSE, Azalea / Willeo Rd Wetland (Fulton County)
11/12/17 2:31 pm Angelia Jenkins <angeliabeth...> [GABO-L] Noonday Creek Trail Trip Report / Cobb County
11/12/17 12:42 pm Daniel Vickers <dvickers...> [GABO-L] Brant in Burke county at Turkey Pond continue
11/12/17 9:35 am Tom Striker <tastriker...> [GABO-L] FOTS Juncos and White-throats, Fannin County
11/11/17 8:39 am Mary Kimberly <mmkimberly1954...> [GABO-L] Atlanta Audubon field trip report: Constitution Lakes
11/10/17 6:54 pm Ann Stewart <annhstewart...> [GABO-L] Juncos-Floyd co
11/10/17 6:05 pm James F Flynn Jr <jim.flynn...> [GABO-L] Lake Lanier, 11/10/2017
11/10/17 5:43 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 9 Nov 17
11/10/17 5:08 pm Drew Whitelegg <drewwhitelegg1...> [GABO-L] Turkey Vultures!
11/10/17 3:09 pm Walt Chambers <chambersw...> [GABO-L] West Point Dam - 11/10
11/10/17 2:14 pm James F. Flynn Jr. <jim.flynn...> [GABO-L] American White Pelicans, West Bank Park
11/9/17 1:42 pm Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> [GABO-L] Surf Scoter Continues/Possible Dowitchers - Bartow County Loop - 11/9/2017
11/8/17 12:53 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 7 Nov 17
11/8/17 8:24 am Sargent, Bob <bob.sargent...> [GABO-L] Youth Christmas Bird Count December 9th
11/7/17 7:19 pm Bob ZAREMBA <bobzarem...> [GABO-L] Late migrants in Cobb today
11/6/17 2:42 pm Patrick Brisse <pbob375...> [GABO-L] Huie Ponds - Clayton County
11/6/17 11:44 am Ted Antal <tedantal...> Re: [GABO-L] Bartow County - Taff Rd Scoter
11/6/17 2:25 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 5 Nov 17
11/5/17 10:34 am Vinod Babu <pavinodbabu...> [GABO-L] Morningside Nature Preserve, Fulton Co. and Zonolite Park, DeKalb Co. (Nov 4), and Piedmont Park, Fulton Co. (Nov 5)
11/4/17 11:04 am Pam Potter <ppotter...> [GABO-L] blue-headed vireo Bartow Co
11/3/17 6:24 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 2 Nov 17
11/3/17 12:24 pm Wes Hatch <whatch11...> [GABO-L] Chattahoochee Nature Center ebird records
11/3/17 11:03 am Michelle Hamner <michelle...> [GABO-L] American White Pelican - Lake Peachtree, Fayette
11/3/17 10:38 am William Pixler <pillwixler...> [GABO-L] Bartow County - Taff Rd Scoter Continues
11/2/17 4:26 pm Renee' Carleton <renee...> [GABO-L] Surf Scoter continues
11/1/17 9:05 am Ann Stewart <annhstewart...> [GABO-L] TV Program tonite!
11/1/17 6:45 am thegahobbs6 <thegahobbs6...> [GABO-L] Burke County, Turkey Pond, Ross's Goose continues
11/1/17 4:38 am thegahobbs6 <thegahobbs6...> Re: [GABO-L] White goose Turkey Pond, Burke County
11/1/17 3:28 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 31 Oct 17
10/31/17 9:22 am Ann Stewart <annhstewart...> [GABO-L] Scoter- Taff Rd
10/30/17 4:36 pm Ann Stewart <annhstewart...> [GABO-L] Taff Rd-Bartow Co
10/30/17 10:35 am Stefan Gleissberg <stefan_gleissberg...> Re: [GABO-L] Limpkins at Blalock Reservoir
10/30/17 9:28 am Pam Potter <ppotter...> [GABO-L] turkey vultures Bartow Co
10/30/17 2:27 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 29 Oct 17
10/29/17 1:07 pm Philippe Bouvier <philippebou...> [GABO-L] Merlin Dallas Hwy- Barret Pkwy Cobb County
10/28/17 6:45 am Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell...> [GABO-L] Huie Ponds Schedule Change Nov. 1
10/28/17 6:35 am Wes Hatch <whatch11...> [GABO-L] Limpkins at Blalock Reservoir
10/28/17 6:02 am world oceans <world.oceans7...> [GABO-L] Merlin in Clayton Co.
10/27/17 11:31 am Milton Hobbs <thegahobbs6...> Re: [GABO-L] White goose Turkey Pond, Burke County
10/27/17 10:03 am Teresa Lyle <teresalyle...> [GABO-L] AAS Walk at Fernbank tomorrow is cancelled.
10/27/17 6:48 am Stefan Gleissberg <stefan_gleissberg...> [GABO-L] Peregrine Falcon in downtown Atlanta
10/26/17 4:36 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 25 Oct 17
10/25/17 2:19 pm Milton Hobbs <thegahobbs6...> Re: [GABO-L] White goose Turkey Pond, Burke County
10/25/17 1:57 pm Russ Wigh <rdwigh...> [GABO-L] winter hummingbirds
10/25/17 9:00 am thegahobbs6 <thegahobbs6...> [GABO-L] White goose Turkey Pond
10/24/17 4:04 pm robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 23 Oct 17
10/23/17 2:16 pm Stefan Gleissberg <stefan_gleissberg...> [GABO-L] Ohio birder visiting Atlanta
10/23/17 1:38 pm world oceans <world.oceans7...> [GABO-L] Extralimital MEGA
10/23/17 5:53 am Theresa Hartz <jthartz50...> [GABO-L] Limpkin sighting
10/21/17 6:10 pm Moss, John Patten <JohnPatten.Moss...> [GABO-L] Cackl¡ng or Canada Goose?: Haralson County
10/21/17 3:54 pm Milton Hobbs <thegahobbs6...> [GABO-L] Update: Snow Goose, Burke County
10/21/17 2:12 pm Milton Hobbs <thegahobbs6...> [GABO-L] Burke County, Snow Goose
10/20/17 1:54 pm Ed Maioriello <edm...> [GABO-L] AthHalf Marathon will affect access to Oconee Hill Cemetery - Athens-Clarke County
10/20/17 10:26 am Evan Pitman <westernpalm...> [GABO-L] JIBS Report 10/17 - 10/20
10/20/17 4:28 am Russ Wigh <rdwigh...> [GABO-L] More on hummingbird stats
10/20/17 4:04 am robert emond <robert.emond2015...> [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 19 Oct 17
 
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Date: 11/18/17 5:38 pm
From: David Yon <dpyoniii...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird - Forsyth County
Good evening,

Earlier today we had a female Rufous/Allen's in the backyard coming to the
pineapple sage. Have not been successful in getting a picture. Hopefully
it sticks around for tomorrow and will have a better opportunity.

David Yon
Forsyth County

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Date: 11/18/17 11:27 am
From: Vinod Babu <pavinodbabu...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Ross' goose in Atlanta
The Ross' Goose is now cropping grass just to the west of the bridge over
the lake, not far from the children's playground. It seems very tame.

On 18-Nov-2017 9:13 am, "world oceans" <world.oceans7...> wrote:

It is still at Piedmont Park this morning, at the West end of the lake by
the dock with all the Canadas and Muscovies. I have a few slightly fuzzy
videos which I will send to anyone who contacts me offline and wants them.


James Gibson
Clayton Co

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Date: 11/18/17 6:13 am
From: world oceans <world.oceans7...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Ross' goose in Atlanta
It is still at Piedmont Park this morning, at the West end of the lake by
the dock with all the Canadas and Muscovies. I have a few slightly fuzzy
videos which I will send to anyone who contacts me offline and wants them.


James Gibson
Clayton Co

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Date: 11/18/17 4:02 am
From: markfreeman706 <markfreeman706...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Ross's Goose, Warren County 11/17/2017
Hello all. Yesterday I found what looked good for a Ross's Goose on a pond on the east side of GA 171, at the south end of Warren County, just north of the Glascock county line. Head was more circular than oval, bluish tint to base of the short upper bill, no grin patch. It was there in the morning but the head was tucked. Later in the day at 2:40 pm it was more active and I got photos.
Mark FreemanWatkinsville, <GAmarkfreeman706...>


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Date: 11/17/17 7:10 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 16 Nov 17
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: November 17, 2017 at 5:37:09 PM EST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Snow Goose (1 Bartow, 1 Chatham)
> Ross's Goose (5 Fulton)
> Brant (1 Burke)
> Greater Scaup (1 Troup)
> Brown Pelican (1 Burke)
> Sanderling (1 Troup)
> Dunlin (1 Burke)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (4 Chatham)
> Vermilion Flycatcher (2 Lee)
> Sedge Wren (1 Coweta, 2 Fulton)
> Black-and-white Warbler (1 Monroe)
> Northern Parula (2 Glynn)
> Painted Bunting (1 Glynn)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> 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 http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
Lowndes
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Date: 11/16/17 12:08 pm
From: Leslie <leszulia...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Brants yes
Hello fellow birders,
This morning I was lucky to see the Brants at Turkey lake.
It took about an hour for me to finally sort them out from the crowd at the far end of the lake. It took a loud bang from the high flying fighters above us to scatter everyone at the other side and the brants.
Dunlins were still present and Ruddy Ducks Blue-winged Teal and 4 Bald Eagles were there as well.
Leslie Curran
Fulton County

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Date: 11/16/17 7:19 am
From: Patty Jenkins <pschwar...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Junco and white-throated sparrow, DeKalb COunty
First of the season, in my birdbath this morning.
Also of note, where I usually get several rose-breasted grosbeaks, summer
tanagers and scarlet tanagers during Fall migration, I had only one male
scarlet tanager this year. I wonder if its due to all the construction
activity going on around the neighborhood and area in general.
Patty Jenkins
Toco Hill area above Emory





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Date: 11/16/17 7:00 am
From: Tom Baxter <bomtaxter...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Just moved to Savannah
Hello everyone my name is Thomas Baxter and I am a 26 year old birder who
has made a living thus far largely by conducting bird surveys. I just moved
to Savannah Georgia and am excited to get out and meet the local birders in
the field. I have a lot of guiding experience and have birded much of the
country. I would love to volunteer with local field trips if there is a
need for assistance or just to meet up with someone local who wouldn’t mind
showing me some neat birding hotspots.

Looking forward to exploring my new home town. Please feel free to private
message me off list if you have any information you would like to share. I
also have a lot of stories from my travels, both bird watching and
otherwise.
--
Tom Baxter

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Date: 11/15/17 2:57 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 14 Nov 17
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: November 15, 2017 at 5:18:24 PM EST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Brant (Atlantic) (2 Burke)
> Brant (2 Burke)
> Surf Scoter (1 Bartow)
> Red-breasted Merganser (2 Troup)
> Brown Pelican (4 Burke)
> Green Heron (1 Decatur)
> Virginia Rail (1 Fayette)
> Stilt Sandpiper (1 Chatham)
> Dunlin (1 Bartow, 1 Dougherty)
> Long-billed Dowitcher (1 Chatham)
> Spotted Sandpiper (1 Fulton)
> Lesser Yellowlegs (1 Walton)
> Common Tern (1 Troup)
> Forster's Tern (2 Troup)
> Barn Owl (1 Muscogee)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1 Chatham, 1 Lowndes)
> Sedge Wren (1 Bartow, 2 Fulton)
> Black-throated Blue Warbler (1 Chatham)
> Prairie Warbler (1 Chatham)
> Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed) (2 Fulton)
> Painted Bunting (1 Glynn)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> 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 http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
Lowndes
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Date: 11/15/17 2:07 pm
From: Carol Lambert and/or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Ruddy Ducks, Murphy Candler Park, DeKalb County, 11/15/17
 There are 8. I took photos. First seen, as far as I know, by Rudraksha Chodankar who posted the sighting on eBird this afternoon. While I was there they were close to the observation deck. A scope was not needed. Thanks for the post, Rudraksha.
Jeff
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Date: 11/15/17 11:39 am
From: Pam Potter <ppotter...>
Subject: [GABO-L] FOTS Juncos & northern shovelers Bartow Co
This morning I saw 5 dark-eyed juncos hitting on the sweet gum seed heads on my property in White. I still have 6 yellow-rumped warblers eating the wax myrtle berries all thru the day. I figure they're either new arrivals or maybe the ones I reported Oct 18 bulking up to move on now that it's starting to get colder. I usually have only 1 or 2 over winter in my yard.

I also got a chance to go out to the Taff Rd & Brandon Farm area. At the medium pond on Taff :
2 1st winter male northern shovelers

13 killdeer (wow) some

mallards

1 dark duck too far off to ID (not scoter)

The surf scoter may still be hanging out. There was a dark water bird which looked like it was floating with it's head tucked in its wing. I did see some white markings but not conclusive enuff to claim a positive sighting.


Pam Potter
White
Bartow Co

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Date: 11/15/17 8:16 am
From: Joshua Spence <spencejoshua...>
Subject: [GABO-L] CARTERS LAKE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
The eleventh annual Carter's Lake Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday, December 30th, 2017. Volunteer citizen scientists will spend the day counting every wild bird that is seen or heard within a fifteen mile diameter circle. This circle is located in Georgia's Ridge & Valley physiographic province, in southern Murray and northeastern Gordon counties. Please contact me if you're interested in participating. We can accommodate for whatever type of surveying you prefer. Bring your bike, boat, fourwheeler, helicopter, etc....... or count by car or on foot.


I have created a Facebook event at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/255127108344967/

Last year's count summary can be found at:

https://northgeorgianaturalist.blogspot.com/2017/01/carters-lake-christmas-bird-count.html


Thanks,

Joshua Spence
GACL Compiler
Murray County

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Date: 11/15/17 6:07 am
From: john w sink <johnsink22...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Glynn County Ring-necks
Glynn County Park, Blyth Island, a couple dozen Ring-Necks.



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Date: 11/14/17 4:54 pm
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] BRANT Both Continue Today - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 11/14/2017
Hi All,

Bill Flatau just emailed and said that he had seen the two birds at 2pm today but that they were behind a group of Great Egrets on the far shore. So that is at least twice now that the viewing of the little geese has been completely or partially obscured by other groups of birds standing in front of them. So please be aware of that if you go to see them, you may have to wait until other birds move out of the way!

Good Birding All!

Mark

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Date: 11/14/17 4:45 pm
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...>
Subject: [GABO-L] BRANT Both Continue Today - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 11/14/2017
Hi All,

The two BRANT found Sunday morning at Turkey Pond in Burke County by Liam Wolff continued today and were seen by many, both in the morning and in the afternoon! The BROWN PELICAN that has been there was still being seen as well.

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Authorized public viewing area coordinates on Magruder Road:

Decimal Degrees (WGS84): 32.921929, -82.248484
GPS: N 32 55.316 W 82 14.909

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Also, currently as many know, eBird is back up but photos and media are not yet again available in the checklists, they're still working on that.

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Good Chasing and Birding All!

Mark

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Date: 11/14/17 4:34 pm
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...>
Subject: [GABO-L] County Birding - County Mapping/Free Tools Tech Stuff
Hi All,

Wes Hatch let me know of a site that offers some pretty cool county mapping tools when I saw him at Turkey Pond this week.

For example this address:

http://www.mob-rule.com/g25?strokeColor=DD1188&q=Georgia&0=Load

will currently overlay county borders on a static Google type map and is zoom-able, click on a county for the county label. Add a shortcut to this to the desktop or home screen on your computer, phone, tablet, or other device and you have a pretty cool county mapping tool!

The site has more to offer regarding making custom county related state maps at:

http://www.mob-rule.com (strange name for a county mapping site)

If anyone has other cool county mapping tools that can be shared please do so! I am looking for some other county map overlay apps that will run on top of live Google Maps, or another map app, on the phone, MapQuest does do this but I think this one is easier to use and to see on a very small screen. I'm sure there's probably more out there somewhere.

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For Garmin GPS users, with a Garmin GPS that can load third party maps, I've been running an older US States & Counties Boundaries Map, Version 1.1 Released 1 September 2008, on all of my automotive Garmin GPS devices since then and it is currently loaded and runs just fine on my fairly recent Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD GPS. If it will run on that it should run on almost any Garmin automotive GPS that can load third-party maps, but it is third-party freeware and is not supported in any way. You have to load it with Garmin's free MapSource (older) or BaseCamp, or other appropriate Garmin software that can load maps to a Garmin GPS device with that ability. It's indeed nice, and sometimes seemingly essential, to be able to zoom labeled county borders in and out on the GPS and glance at the county borders coming up on the GPS display while driving, no matter where you are, you know exactly when you are in that next county you need to, gulp, county bird. I would like to have the same functionality on the phone as well.

The link to this free legacy Garmin compatible map is:
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/10/

Free Garmin BaseCamp is available for the PC or the MAC from Garmin at:
http://www.garmin.com/en-US/shop/downloads/basecamp
I think this software supports most Garmin GPS devices, and it is free from Garmin for Garmin for managing your Garmin GPS and data, but make sure you are using the correct Garmin software for this purpose for your specific Garmin model.

Please make sure you're comfortable with understanding the process of loading add-in maps to your Garmin device, and that your Garmin model supports that process before you attempt to do so as you may be doing so at your own risk. It's also good to backup your Garmin GPS waypoints, etc., to your computer and update the operating software and the onboard Garmin maps (according to which Garmin model and options you purchased) with Garmin's free software tools and processes.

I don't have any experience with other GPS devices other than Garmin as I have stuck with them over the years since the beginnings of my GPS use, and so not sure what is available for the other brands.

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Good Navigating and Good Birding All,

Mark

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Date: 11/14/17 12:09 pm
From: Carol Lambert and/or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Anhinga, Lake Shamrock, Clayton County Water Authority, Clayton County, 11/13/17
 Access is restricted and you must buy a winter permit. Call 770-603-5603 for more information.
Yesterday morning, Patrick Brisse and I saw an Anhinga here. It was on the far side of the lake, so you may need a scope. It was perched on a limb sticking out over the water.I got two photos.
Jeff
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Date: 11/14/17 4:20 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 13 Nov 17
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: November 13, 2017 at 4:52:37 PM EST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Ross's Goose (7 Fulton)
> Brant (9 Burke)
> Canvasback (1 Burke)
> Surf Scoter (4 Bartow)
> Black Scoter (1 Carroll)
> Brown Pelican (2 Burke)
> Virginia Rail (1 Carroll)
> Dunlin (4 Bartow, 4 Burke, 1 Dougherty)
> Spotted Sandpiper (1 Cobb)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (3 Chatham)
> Red-cockaded Woodpecker (2 Charlton)
> Merlin (1 Haralson)
> Peregrine Falcon (1 Burke)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2 Charlton)
> Barn Swallow (2 Burke)
> Sedge Wren (1 Bartow)
> Tennessee Warbler (2 Fulton, 1 Gwinnett)
> Northern Parula (1 Sumter)
> Magnolia Warbler (2 Fulton)
> Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 Fulton)
> Black-throated Blue Warbler (2 Charlton, 1 Chatham)
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 McIntosh)
> Brewer's Blackbird (1 Bartow, 3 Burke)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> 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 http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
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Date: 11/14/17 2:56 am
From: Leslie <leszulia...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Piping plover on Tybee’s North Beach
Yesterday pm I saw a single banded Piping Plover mixed in a flock of mostly Black Skimmers.
It had a green band on it’s left leg. Should I report this to anyone in particular?
Enjoying the birding on the coast!
Leslie Curran

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Date: 11/13/17 7:15 pm
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Georgia Ipswich Sparrows Wanted!
Hi All,

A Sydney Bliss, an M.Sc candidate, at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS contacted me recently and needs the help of Georgia birders visiting our beaches from October through May. He is working with researchers at Dalhousie and Acadia Universities in eastern Canada on Ipswich Sparrows. One aspect of this research is a long-term demographic study. They have banded 263 sparrows with color bands as part of this study, and are now asking birders down the eastern US coast to keep their eyes peeled for their banded birds, and to report sightings of them over the winter (October-May)! Sydney has a poster (a PDF file) explaining the project and how to report sightings of banded Ipswich Sparrows. They are a small team and recruiting citizen scientists to help with this project is essential. This struck a chord with me as I remember that Max Medley and I once saw the Ipswich many years ago walking the dune path out to Jekyll Island South Beach!

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Here is Sydney's write-up of the project and guidance for helping out:

The Ipswich Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis princeps) is a subspecies of Savannah Sparrow that breeds on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. In the fall, Ipswich Sparrows migrate to the NS mainland, then to their wintering grounds in the eastern U.S. They winter anywhere from Massachusetts to Georgia, but are found in the highest densities in New Jersey and Virginia. In the spring, they return to Sable Island.

To better understand these birds, researchers in eastern Canada have begun a long-term demographic study. 263 sparrows have been banded on Sable Island with unique combinations of colored bands, which allow individual birds to be identified. Our sparrows have one colored band on the right leg and three colored bands on the left leg. From the proportion of birds that are seen again (or re-sighted), we can estimate how many survive at each stage of their migration. The results of this study will help us better understand the structure of the Ipswich Sparrow population.

A big challenge is finding the color-banded birds after they have dispersed from Sable Island. With so many beaches occupied by Ipswich Sparrows, we need help looking for them! Look for Ipswich Sparrows on the eastern U.S. coastline in winter (primarily November to April), especially in sandy beach dune habitat. If you see a banded Ipswich Sparrow, please report it!  Tell us where you saw the bird, its band colors (from top to bottom on each leg), and the date. Please include photos if possible! If you find a sparrow but could not see all of its bands, please report that as well.

Reports can be submitted via email (<ipswichsparrows...>), eBird (include color band combinations in checklist comments), or Facebook. Project updates and more information can be found on Facebook, and on our promotional poster:

http://leonardlab.biology.dal.ca/ipswich/poster.pdf

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Here's hoping we can find, photograph, and report some Ipswich Sparrows for Sydney and his team this season in Georgia!

Good Birding All!

Mark

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Date: 11/13/17 2:46 pm
From: Wes Hatch <whatch11...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Ross’s Goose Chattahoochee Nature Center, Fulton County
The Ross’s Goose is now being seen at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The bird is best viewed from the boardwalk platform. Please be aware that there is an entrance fee to go on the CNC boardwalk which can be paid at the front entrance to the nature center.

The Nature Center will open at 10 am tomorrow morning.

In with the Canadian Geese is a Graylag x Canada Goose as well.

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Date: 11/13/17 11:15 am
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...>
Subject: [GABO-L] BRANT Continue as of 1:40pm - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 11/13/2017
Hi All,

The two BRANT found Sunday morning by Liam Wolff continue this afternoon at Turkey Pond in Burke County! The birds had not been seen all day, despite early and constant searching, until 1:40pm when numbers of cormorants on the north end shoreline moved to expose the little geese, they may have been there all day all along behind the cormorants!

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Authorized public viewing area coordinates on Magruder Road:

Decimal Degrees (WGS84): 32.921929, -82.248484
GPS: N 32 55.316 W 82 14.909

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Also, currently as many know, eBird is completely down with an ongoing server-caused system outage, with no ETA for return to service, but Cornell advises that all data is safe.

Good Chasing and Birding All!

Mark

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Date: 11/13/17 4:24 am
From: Wes Hatch <whatch11...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] ROSS'S GOOSE, Azalea / Willeo Rd Wetland (Fulton County) CONTINUES
The Ross’s Goose continues to be seen at the Azalea Wileo Marsh as of Monday morning. Best viewed from the Roswell boardwalk.

Wes Hatch

> On Nov 12, 2017, at 9:55 PM, Nathan Farnau <natwan...> wrote:
>
> The ROSS'S GOOSE found originally by Floridian, Malcolm Mark Swan, continued this afternoon in the marshes along Azalea Drive, just west and south of the intersection with Willeo Rd in north Fulton County.
>
> This bird superficially resembles the facial color tone of Sn0w Goose because it's actively digging in the mud to feed. That tawny color continues uniformly into the breast and belly (as it's dragging itself through the mud). All structural features point to ROSS'S GOOSE.
>
> Checklist with photos and details here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40481275
>
> If you submit eBird checklists from this location, I encourage you to use the hotspot named "Azalea & Willeo Rd. Wetlands" which has recently been suggested by Wes Hatch from the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Especially in well-birded areas, it is helpful for birders to use common locations so data are more easily tracked over time.
>
> Nathan Farnau
> Alpharetta, GA . (Fulton County)
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Date: 11/12/17 9:58 pm
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...>
Subject: [GABO-L] BRANT Continue At Deep Dusk - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 11/12/2017
Hi All,

The two BRANT (plural is Brant or Brants!) found Sunday morning by Liam Wolff continued at Turkey Pond in Burke County all the way through deep dusk Sunday evening!  As Dan noted earlier: Great Job Liam!!!

(2017 didn't prove to be that dreaded first year that I wouldn't have seen a new state bird in Georgia after all, thanks to Liam! ...and, oh, may that year never come...)

eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40483499

Authorized public viewing area coordinates on Magruder Road:

Decimal Degrees (WGS84):  32.921929, -82.248484
GPS:  N 32 55.316 W 82 14.909

Good Chasing and Birding All!

Mark

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Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Date: 11/12/17 6:56 pm
From: Nathan Farnau <natwan...>
Subject: [GABO-L] ROSS'S GOOSE, Azalea / Willeo Rd Wetland (Fulton County)
The ROSS'S GOOSE found originally by Floridian, Malcolm Mark Swan, continued this afternoon in the marshes along Azalea Drive, just west and south of the intersection with Willeo Rd in north Fulton County.

This bird superficially resembles the facial color tone of Sn0w Goose because it's actively digging in the mud to feed. That tawny color continues uniformly into the breast and belly (as it's dragging itself through the mud). All structural features point to ROSS'S GOOSE.

Checklist with photos and details here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40481275

If you submit eBird checklists from this location, I encourage you to use the hotspot named "Azalea & Willeo Rd. Wetlands" which has recently been suggested by Wes Hatch from the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Especially in well-birded areas, it is helpful for birders to use common locations so data are more easily tracked over time.

Nathan Farnau
Alpharetta, GA . (Fulton County)

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Date: 11/12/17 2:31 pm
From: Angelia Jenkins <angeliabeth...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Noonday Creek Trail Trip Report / Cobb County
Hello Birders,

The Noonday Creek Trail was a little hit and miss this morning while Five of
us stuck it out in a misting rain to find a total of 40 species. Things
picked up as the day warmed up. There were a few species that we did not
find but expected ~ Yellow Rumps, Waxwings, Grackles, and RH Woodpeckers.
However, the theatre pond was a very busy area that offered us great views
from the bridge. Our cool observation of the day was a Great Blue Heron
snatching up a rat in the wetland area along the edge of the theatre pond.
Hoping for more sparrow diversity as the CBC season is nearing !

Here is our eBird list for those interested:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40466404





Great Birding all!



Angie Jenkins

Kennesaw Mountain Nature Preschool
<http://kennesawmountainnaturepreschool.com/>

678-224-1595

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Date: 11/12/17 12:42 pm
From: Daniel Vickers <dvickers...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Brant in Burke county at Turkey Pond continue
The Brant located earlier today by Liam Wolff continue on the far side of Turkey Pond looking from Magruder Road. Great job Liam!!

Dan Vickers
Atlanta


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Date: 11/12/17 9:35 am
From: Tom Striker <tastriker...>
Subject: [GABO-L] FOTS Juncos and White-throats, Fannin County
I did a Winter Bird ID seminar yesterday for customers of our local bird
store in Blue Ridge. Right on cue, I had four or five each of Dark-eyed
Juncos and White-throated Sparrows scratching around this morning.



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Blue Ridge, GA Fannin County


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Date: 11/11/17 8:39 am
From: Mary Kimberly <mmkimberly1954...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Atlanta Audubon field trip report: Constitution Lakes
Gavin MacDonald and I were joined by 12 other birders for a field trip at
Constitution Lakes in DeKalb County this morning. It was a cool and breezy
morning with clear skies. Birds were patchy, but we had about 3 little hot
spots where we had good views of several species all at once. We had a
small group of Rusty Blackbirds in with some American Robins at the end of
the boardwalk that leads from the observation deck to the Dolls Head Trail.
Most of the group got good looks at some Hermit Thrushes.

The full checklist is copied below. Notable misses were Great Blue Heron,
Wood Duck, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I would have expected more
Yellow-rumped Warblers, too. But the Rusty Blackbirds were a pleasant
surprise.

--
Mary Kimberly
DeKalb County

Constitution Lakes, DeKalb, Georgia, US
Nov 11, 2017 7:36 AM - 10:37 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Atlanta Audubon field trip led by Mary Kimberly and Gavin
MacDonald.
24 species

Canada Goose 40
Mallard (Northern) 4
Turkey Vulture 1
Belted Kingfisher 1 Heard only
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 4
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
Carolina Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1 Heard only
Carolina Wren 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin 30
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 4
Rusty Blackbird 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40440699

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Date: 11/10/17 6:54 pm
From: Ann Stewart <annhstewart...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Juncos-Floyd co
Had my first JUNCOS of the season this morning!

Ann Stewart
Rome Ga
Floyd Co

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Date: 11/10/17 6:05 pm
From: James F Flynn Jr <jim.flynn...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Lake Lanier, 11/10/2017
Hi, folks, I didn't quite have the variety or numbers at Lake Lanier late
this afternoon as Walt & Mason had at West Point Lake, but there was a nice
mix of species. The American White Pelicans were certainly one of the
highlights. I first picked them over Lanier Islands as they were heading
south toward the dam. As they got closer, they veered to the west & circled
a small island off of West Bank Park (where I was), finally landing on the
island.



A bit more interesting was a flock of 13 Common Terns foraging over a small
group of loons off of the east end of West Bank Park. The flock appeared
seemingly out of nowhere, and spent about 20 minutes picking off bait fish
school that the loons were working and cruising around the bays east & south
of the park.



Here are the highlights:



Northern Shoveler: 1 male

Gadwall: 7 (2 males, 5 females)

American Wigeon: 2 (male & female)

Green-winged Teal: 1 female

Lesser Scaup: 2 females

Pied-billed Grebe: 4

Horned Grebe: 2

American Coot: 84

Bonaparte's Gull: 7

Ring-billed Gull: 40

Herring Gull: 2 adults

Common Tern: 13 (mix of adults & imms)

Common Loon: 19

Double-crested Cormorant: 61 (most were flyovers in small groups of 4 - 20)

American White Pelican: 8

Bald Eagle: 1 sub-adult



Take care,



Jim Flynn

Forsyth Co., GA

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Date: 11/10/17 5:43 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 9 Nov 17
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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: November 10, 2017 at 10:33:16 AM EST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> - Snow Goose (1 report)
> - Ross's Goose (1 report)
> - Lesser Scaup (2 reports)
> - Surf Scoter (2 reports)
> - Bufflehead (1 report)
> - Dunlin (2 reports)
> - Spotted Sandpiper (1 report)
> - Greater Yellowlegs (1 report)
> - Lesser Yellowlegs (2 reports)
> - Forster's Tern (1 report)
> - Short-eared Owl (1 report)
> - Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2 reports)
> - Merlin (1 report)
> - Gray Catbird (1 report)
> - Northern Parula (1 report)
> - Bay-breasted Warbler (1 report)
> - Indigo Bunting (1 report)
> - Painted Bunting (1 report)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
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Date: 11/10/17 5:08 pm
From: Drew Whitelegg <drewwhitelegg1...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Turkey Vultures!
Hi all,
One of my fifth graders and I stood at recess today at the International
Community School in Decatur (DeKalb) and counted 233 Turkey Vultures as
they made their way south. They were strung out in groups, kettling every
now and then, but all heading in one direction. Quite a sight.

Could anyone tell me if these were likely migrants heading to warmer
climates? If so, how far would they be going? I don't know much about
vulture movements. I'd like to be able to tell my students some more
concrete information as they are very keen to know about these things.

(I checked carefully for any aberrant species within the groups but
couldn't see any).

Thanks
Drew Whitelegg
DeKalb Co.

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Date: 11/10/17 3:09 pm
From: Walt Chambers <chambersw...>
Subject: [GABO-L] West Point Dam - 11/10
Mason Jarrett and I hit West Point this morning. Best birds included a Dunlin, a late Common Tern, and a blend of waterfowl that came and went throughout the morning. Noted birds were:


Gadwall - 14

American Wigeon - 3

Mallard - 2

Northern Shoveler - 6

Green-winged Teal - 9

Redhead - 13

Lesser Scaup - 32

Bufflehead - 18

Red-breasted Merganser - 2

Common Loon - 15

American Coot - 42

Pied-billed Grebe - 5

Horned Grebe - 5

Dunlin - 1

Greater Yellowlegs - 2

Ring-billed Gull - 34

Herring Gull - 2

Forster's Tern - 2

Common Tern - 1 basic ad.

Double-crested Cormorant - 23

Bald Eagle - 5 (2 ad, 3 2nd-yr)


Walt Chambers

Columbus


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Date: 11/10/17 2:14 pm
From: James F. Flynn Jr. <jim.flynn...>
Subject: [GABO-L] American White Pelicans, West Bank Park
Hi folks, eight American White Pelicans just cruised in and landed on a small island off of the east end of West Bank Park (Buford Dam/Lake Lanier), Forsyth County.

Take care,

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Date: 11/9/17 1:42 pm
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Surf Scoter Continues/Possible Dowitchers - Bartow County Loop - 11/9/2017
Hi All,

Jim Hanna called this afternoon to request a post of three possible dowitchers at the pond on Brandon Farm Road out on the Bartow County Loop. At the distance Jim couldn't quite be sure but wanted to get the word out so that anyone coming by would know to check out the birds as possible.

Brandon Farm Road Pond:

Decimal Degrees (WGS84) 34.098893 -84.900459
GPS N 34 05.934 W 84 54.028

Jim also advised that the famous 2017 Taff Road Surf Scoter, first found by Joel McNeal, continued this afternoon just around the corner, and amazingly for the 12th day, at the smaller Taff Road pond just east of the road!

Good Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Date: 11/8/17 12:53 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 7 Nov 17
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> Date: November 8, 2017 at 10:09:23 AM EST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Greater Scaup (1 Troup)
> Mississippi Kite (1 Washington)
> Sora (1 Fulton)
> Common Ground-Dove (1 Jackson)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2 Chatham)
> Merlin (1 Carroll)
> Peregrine Falcon (1 Fulton)
> Tennessee Warbler (1 Cobb)
> Nashville Warbler (1 Cobb)
> Black-throated Blue Warbler (1 Chatham)
> Yellow-throated Warbler (1 Cherokee)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
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Date: 11/8/17 8:24 am
From: Sargent, Bob <bob.sargent...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Youth Christmas Bird Count December 9th
Hi Birders,

GA DNR is hosting the 2nd edition of last year's successful Christmas Bird Count for young (8-16) birders, to be held on December 9th at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, GA. This event is co-sponsored by The Environmental Resources Network (TERN). Teams of birders will be led by mentors as they birdwatch along several trails on the property. The field portion of this event will last for 2.5-3 hours, followed by lunch (free for kids, $9 for adults), a species countdown led by the young birders, and a raptor program. Binoculars will be available for young birders, and each of them will receive a Sibley Guide to keep. Parents are welcome to participate, of course. For more details, please visit:

http://www.gos.org/YouthChristmasBirdCount2017.pdf

I hope to see you and your young birders at this CBC!

Bob Sargent
Macon, GA
Bibb County

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Date: 11/7/17 7:19 pm
From: Bob ZAREMBA <bobzarem...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Late migrants in Cobb today
Deb and I enjoyed a flurry of activity this morning that included a few late migrants. Best bird was a late NASHVILLE WARBLER which was gleaning insects in the viburnum. Also had one or possibly two TENNESSEE WARBLERS. One very interesting bird that looked like a classic Tennessee Warbler but had completely yellow undertail coverts, like Orange-crowned. It was an highly unusual plumage that neither of us had seen before. Some TEWA can be very Buffy to yellowish but this bird had more than a yellow wash.
Fun day in the yard.

Bob and Deb Zaremba
Marietta

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Date: 11/6/17 2:42 pm
From: Patrick Brisse <pbob375...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Huie Ponds - Clayton County
Today November 6, I stopped by the ponds trying to show my youngest daughter
a few ducks. The usual were there, Northern Shovelers, Mallards,
Green-winged Teals along with a couple male Hooded Mergansers and a male
Northern Pintail.

The Common Loon was still there. A few Tree and Northern Rough-winged
Swallows were flying around.

In a northwest pond were a few shorebirds:, many Killdeers, 2 Greater
Yellowlegs, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 4 Least Sandpipers and 16 Dunlins (a high
number for the ponds).



Patrick Brisse

Dekalb County


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Date: 11/6/17 11:44 am
From: Ted Antal <tedantal...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Bartow County - Taff Rd Scoter
I went, saw and smelled. The Scoter was there along with several Mallard,
Northern Shovelers and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs.

As a previous writer commented "strong smell of cow manure and dead cow".
This morning it smelled more like several dead cows!

Ted Antal

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Date: 11/6/17 2:25 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 5 Nov 17
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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: November 6, 2017 at 5:03:41 AM EST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Ross's Goose (1 Burke)
> Canvasback (1 Burke)
> Surf Scoter (8 Bartow)
> American White Pelican (1 Fayette)
> Snowy Egret (1 Lowndes)
> Sora (2 Fulton)
> Dunlin (2 Bartow, 1 Burke)
> White-rumped Sandpiper (5 Bartow)
> Pectoral Sandpiper (3 Bartow)
> Greater Yellowlegs (7 Bartow)
> Lesser Yellowlegs (5 Bartow)
> Herring Gull (1 Fannin, 1 Forsyth, 1 Troup)
> Common Tern (1 Chatham)
> Forster's Tern (1 Troup)
> Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 Chatham)
> Merlin (1 Fulton)
> Peregrine Falcon (1 DeKalb)
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (2 Rabun)
> Say's Phoebe (1 Lee)
> Vermilion Flycatcher (1 Baker, 2 Mitchell)
> Great Crested Flycatcher (1 Cobb)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1 DeKalb)
> Barn Swallow (American) (2 Echols)
> Winter Wren (2 Glynn)
> Ovenbird (1 Fulton)
> Nashville Warbler (1 Fulton)
> Magnolia Warbler (1 Burke, 1 Fulton)
> Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 Fulton)
> Prairie Warbler (2 Chatham)
> Lincoln's Sparrow (1 Burke)
> Baltimore Oriole (1 Fulton)
> Brewer's Blackbird (1 Decatur)
> Boat-tailed Grackle (2 Lowndes)
>
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>
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Date: 11/5/17 10:34 am
From: Vinod Babu <pavinodbabu...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Morningside Nature Preserve, Fulton Co. and Zonolite Park, DeKalb Co. (Nov 4), and Piedmont Park, Fulton Co. (Nov 5)
Hello,

Yesterday's AAS walk at Morningside and Zonolite, led by Gus Kaufman and
me, yielded two falcons: an American Kestrel at Morningside Preserve and a
Peregrine Falcon at Zonolite park, near the communication towers. There was
a good showing of residents and winter arrivals, including Cedar Waxwings,
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, White-throated Sparrows and Orange-crowned
Warblers, and big flocks of Common Grackles and Red-winged blackbirds.

This morning at Piedmont Park, I was surprised to see an immature Baltimore
Oriole in some sumac bushes near the overlook point a little uphill from
Magnolia Hall and the Parking lot exit. This area has been very productive
lately, with quite a few feeding flocks seeming to favour it.


Vinod Babu
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Date: 11/4/17 11:04 am
From: Pam Potter <ppotter...>
Subject: [GABO-L] blue-headed vireo Bartow Co
This morning I watched a blue-headed vireo in my yard.


Pam Potter
White
Bartow Co

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Date: 11/3/17 6:24 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 2 Nov 17
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> Date: November 3, 2017 at 4:34:41 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Surf Scoter (3 Bartow)
> White-winged Scoter (1 Troup)
> Sora (1 Fulton)
> American Avocet (1 Decatur)
> American Golden-Plover (1 Chatham)
> Dunlin (2 Bartow)
> White-rumped Sandpiper (2 Bartow)
> Pectoral Sandpiper (1 Bartow)
> Long-billed Dowitcher (1 Chatham)
> Greater Yellowlegs (2 Bartow)
> Lesser Yellowlegs (2 Bartow)
> Forster's Tern (1 Troup)
> Common Ground-Dove (1 Oglethorpe)
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (1 Chatham)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2 Chatham)
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (1 Glynn, 1 Muscogee)
> Barn Swallow (1 Lowndes)
> Swainson's Thrush (1 Fulton)
> Ovenbird (2 DeKalb, 2 Fulton)
> Magnolia Warbler (2 Fulton)
> Black-throated Blue Warbler (1 Chatham)
> Summer Tanager (1 Fulton)
> Indigo Bunting (1 Early)
> Brewer's Blackbird (2 Bartow)
> Boat-tailed Grackle (1 Lowndes)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
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>
> Robert Emond
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Date: 11/3/17 12:24 pm
From: Wes Hatch <whatch11...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Chattahoochee Nature Center ebird records
Hey All,

I currently work over at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. We
have been trying to work on creating an accurate list of birds for the
center, but we need your help. A lot of birders when stopping by the new
hotspot Azalea and Wileo Marsh have included the bird lists from this area
to the CNC hotspot (myself included). We kindly ask when you have some time
to look back through your checklists and see if you have any checklists
from CNC when you were actually birding the marsh. Thank you for your help!

--
Wes Hatch
Camp Coordinator
Chattahoochee Nature Center
(440) 241-3812
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Date: 11/3/17 11:03 am
From: Michelle Hamner <michelle...>
Subject: [GABO-L] American White Pelican - Lake Peachtree, Fayette
There is an American White Pelican preening on an exposed tree trunk in the
partially drained Lake Peachtree in Peachtree City, Fayette County.

Michelle Hamner
Peachtree City

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Date: 11/3/17 10:38 am
From: William Pixler <pillwixler...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Bartow County - Taff Rd Scoter Continues
Hey everyone,

Just wanted to get out a quick report that the surf scoter on the Taff
road pond is still there. There's also a gorgeous drake northern
pintail hanging out on the far shore too.

Good birding!

William Pixler
Atlanta

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Date: 11/2/17 4:26 pm
From: Renee' Carleton <renee...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Surf Scoter continues
The Surf Scoter first located by Joel McNeal continues at the Taff Rd cattle pond. Beware the dead cow/major manure smell.

Renee' Carleton
Bartow County

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Date: 11/1/17 9:05 am
From: Ann Stewart <annhstewart...>
Subject: [GABO-L] TV Program tonite!
Tonight at 8pm on GPB-TV(
My channel is 8) on NATURE it is a Program about a woman training a goshawk! By chance I heard an interview with this woman on PBS Radio while in my car yesterday!

Ann Stewart
Rome

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Date: 11/1/17 6:45 am
From: thegahobbs6 <thegahobbs6...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Burke County, Turkey Pond, Ross's Goose continues
Hello Birders,As of 9:30 this morning the Ross's goose, as it has come to be known, continues. It is with a large flock of Canada geese, resting comfortably fairly close to the shore.Milton HobbsBurke County

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Date: 11/1/17 4:38 am
From: thegahobbs6 <thegahobbs6...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] White goose Turkey Pond, Burke County
Georgia Birders,The small white goose at Turkey Pond has been confirmed as Ross's. I hope for all who missed it that it shows up again. Thanks for the input.Milton HobbsBurke County

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Date: 11/1/17 3:28 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 31 Oct 17
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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: November 1, 2017 at 4:12:54 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Surf Scoter (4 Bartow)
> Dunlin (3 Bartow)
> White-rumped Sandpiper (2 Bartow)
> Pectoral Sandpiper (3 Bartow)
> Lesser Yellowlegs (3 Bartow)
> Franklin's Gull (1 Chatham)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1 Columbia)
> Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 Chatham)
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (1 DeKalb)
> Vermilion Flycatcher (1 Lee)
> Barn Swallow (1 Bartow)
> Marsh Wren (1 Bartow)
> Tennessee Warbler (1 Murray)
> Brewer's Blackbird (1 Bartow)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> 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 http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
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Date: 10/31/17 9:22 am
From: Ann Stewart <annhstewart...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Scoter- Taff Rd
At 12 noon the Surf Scoter was still at pond on Taff Rd
Along with Mallards, Pied Billed Grebe and few shore birds. Surprised to see swallows flying around also!
On Brandon Farm several shorebirds and one Kestrel!


Ann Stewart
Rome

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Date: 10/30/17 4:36 pm
From: Ann Stewart <annhstewart...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Taff Rd-Bartow Co
Can anyone tell me if they saw the Surf Scoter today on Taff Road in Bartow Co?

Ann Stewart
Rome Ga



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Date: 10/30/17 10:35 am
From: Stefan Gleissberg <stefan_gleissberg...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Limpkins at Blalock Reservoir
I added low-quality, yet diagnostic pictures of the two Limpkins that Wes Hatch helped me find at Blalock Reservoir on Saturday.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40210423

Also, I wanted to express my gratitude to the Georgia birders who helped me find birds on our weekend trip to Atlanta. My Georgia state list jumped from 0 on arrival Thursday to 69 when leaving Sunday. Thanks again!

Stefan
--



> On Oct 28, 2017, at 09:33, Wes Hatch <whatch11...> wrote:
>
> Hey All,
>
> Wanted to get word out that Dr. Stefan Gleissberg found the two Limpkins on the north side of the Blalock Reservoir in Henry County. The birds are best viewers from the furthest point away from the parking lot. If you come remember to pay the entrance fee.
>
> There are good numbers of ducks and three species of swallows (barn, tree, rough-wing) flying around.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Wes Hatch
> Marietta, GA
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Date: 10/30/17 9:28 am
From: Pam Potter <ppotter...>
Subject: [GABO-L] turkey vultures Bartow Co
Late afternoon Sunday I watched and counted 71 vultures as they slowly flew south above a ridge behind my house in White. I'm assuming they were all turkey vultures as I was able to ID about 4 as they soared in a circle.


Pam Potter
White
Bartow Co

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Date: 10/30/17 2:27 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 29 Oct 17
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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 30, 2017 at 3:58:58 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (1 Decatur)
> Surf Scoter (6 Bartow)
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 Henry)
> Limpkin (2 Henry)
> Limpkin (Speckled) (1 Henry)
> Sandhill Crane (2 Butts, 1 Jasper, 1 Newton)
> American Avocet (1 Decatur)
> Dunlin (1 Bartow)
> White-rumped Sandpiper (1 Bartow)
> Pectoral Sandpiper (1 Bartow, 2 Clayton, 1 Forsyth)
> Short-billed Dowitcher (2 Clayton)
> Lesser Yellowlegs (1 Bartow)
> Merlin (1 Cobb)
> Peregrine Falcon (2 Bartow)
> Vermilion Flycatcher (2 Mitchell)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1 DeKalb, 2 Henry)
> Barn Swallow (1 Bartow, 1 Henry)
> Wood Thrush (1 DeKalb)
> Hooded Warbler (1 Glynn)
> Northern Parula (2 Fulton)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
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> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
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Date: 10/29/17 1:07 pm
From: Philippe Bouvier <philippebou...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Merlin Dallas Hwy- Barret Pkwy Cobb County
Merlin perched on wire by NTB tires store at 3.55 PM

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Date: 10/28/17 6:45 am
From: Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Huie Ponds Schedule Change Nov. 1
Just a reminder that access to the Huie ponds in Clayton Co. changes to the winter schedule on Nov. 1.
Also, the new permit requirement takes effect on Nov. 1.
See the info below from the CCWA regarding permit and fees (originally sent out in August).
Carol Lambert
Tucker, GA


The March-October schedule is in effect now. The Huie ponds are open on Sat-Sun, 7am-1pm. The permit will not be required until Nov. 1, when the open schedule will switch to Mon & Wed, 7am-1pm until March 1. On the open days, the gate will physically be left open, no passcode required. CCWA staff will be visible off and on through the day.

Permits sales will be from the Wetlands Center starting sometime in late October. 

Permits are valid from 1-November 2017 through 31-October 2018 
Costs:
 Wildlife Viewing Permit: Shamrock, Blalock, & J.W. Smith Reservoirs Only - $25.00
 Pond Complex Permit: E.L. Huie Holding Pond Complex - $25.00
Complete Permit: All reservoirs & E.L. Huie Holding Pond Complex - $40.00 (This includes additional monthly Nov-Mar, guided field trips to non-public areas.) 
Usage: Each permit can be used for up to four people in one vehicle. Permit holder MUST be in the vehicle. 
Payments: CASH or CHECK ONLY

-For more info:  <Danielle.bunch...>  770-603-5606




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Date: 10/28/17 6:35 am
From: Wes Hatch <whatch11...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Limpkins at Blalock Reservoir
Hey All,

Wanted to get word out that Dr. Stefan Gleissberg found the two Limpkins on the north side of the Blalock Reservoir in Henry County. The birds are best viewers from the furthest point away from the parking lot. If you come remember to pay the entrance fee.

There are good numbers of ducks and three species of swallows (barn, tree, rough-wing) flying around.

Good luck,

Wes Hatch
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Date: 10/28/17 6:02 am
From: world oceans <world.oceans7...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Merlin in Clayton Co.
At 8:45 a Merlin was sitting on one of the high Home Lodge billboards at
Rt. 19/41 and I-285 (Perimeter) in Forest Park. After a couple of minutes
it flew across Rt. 19/41 toward the pigeons which regularly gather there,
then went down in the vicinity of trees between the interstate and Royal
Drive. The species is pretty regular at this site in late autumn-early
winter.

James Gibson
Clayton County

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Date: 10/27/17 11:31 am
From: Milton Hobbs <thegahobbs6...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] White goose Turkey Pond, Burke County
Georgia Birders,
Thanks for the responses on the little white goose. There were five votes
for Ross's Goose. A sixth response thought Ross's, but left room for a
possible ROGOxSNGO hybrid showing mostly ROGO characteristics.
I am still waiting on confirmation from eBird. It seems likely that this is
the same goose seen as Southern Swiss Dairy. I hope others get to see the
goose. Maybe someone can get better photos.
Thank you all.
Milton Hobbs
Burke County

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Date: 10/27/17 10:03 am
From: Teresa Lyle <teresalyle...>
Subject: [GABO-L] AAS Walk at Fernbank tomorrow is cancelled.
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Date: 10/27/17 6:48 am
From: Stefan Gleissberg <stefan_gleissberg...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Peregrine Falcon in downtown Atlanta
We were greeted by a Peregrine Falcon soaring in front of our 23. floor hotel room window this morning. Thanks to James Gibson for the suggestion to look out for them. It landed briefly on a ledge of the Suntrust highrise building.

Stefan


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Date: 10/26/17 4:36 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 25 Oct 17
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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 26, 2017 at 3:08:13 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Ross's Goose (1 Burke)
> Greater White-fronted Goose (1 Stewart)
> Green Heron (virescens/bahamensis) (2 Charlton)
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 Henry)
> Sora (1 Clayton)
> Limpkin (1 Henry)
> Pectoral Sandpiper (1 Clayton)
> Lesser Yellowlegs (1 Clayton)
> Bonaparte's Gull (1 Chatham)
> Franklin's Gull (1 Chatham)
> Barn Owl (1 Muscogee)
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (1 Glynn)
> Say's Phoebe (1 Lee)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1 Glynn)
> Barn Swallow (1 Clayton)
> Wood Thrush (1 DeKalb)
> Dickcissel (1 Glynn)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
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> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
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Date: 10/25/17 2:19 pm
From: Milton Hobbs <thegahobbs6...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] White goose Turkey Pond, Burke County
Hello Birders,
Shortly before noon today I found the (a) small while goose at Turkey Pond.
It was hanging out with 100+ CANG.
When I arrived they were located near the shore. They began moving farther
out and later flew left to the fenced in area of the pond.
I got a few shots that may be good enough for ID. I am not experienced with
either Snow or Ross's so input would be appreciated. I have not yet
submitted to eBird but here is a link to three photos. Is that a grin patch
or not? Scroll right from the first image.
https://mhbbs.smugmug.com/Wrens-and-more/i-n39gBwC/A
Milton Hobbs
Burke County

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Date: 10/25/17 1:57 pm
From: Russ Wigh <rdwigh...>
Subject: [GABO-L] winter hummingbirds
G-birders

For many years those of us who live on the coast have had
wintering hummingbirds, some every year for five or even 10
years. EBird insists they are rare on the coast, but they
are not by any reasonable definition. Last winter, with the
help of Beth Roth's email list of people at The Landings on
Skidaway, and a Savannah Morning News feature, I received
responses from over 80 people in Chatham County alone,
reporting 125 birds. Don't jump to conclusions that these
birds were shared among many homeowners. Anecdotal evidence
suggests they were not.

So, this year I would like to expand that survey, with some
rigor applied to the exercise, to all the coastal counties
in Georgia. Rural and undeveloped areas are of particular
interest. If you are willing to get on board, in early
November I will be sending out a cover letter with images to
help you ID the species (we always get Rufous and
Black-chinned as well as Ruby-throats), and instructions for
reporting your sightings on eBird. I will only need to hear
from you on the first of every month, December through
April. You are welcome to report to eBird every day you see
a hummingbird at your feeders if you wish.

E-mail me at <russ.wigh...>
<mailto:<russ.wigh...> , and I will be really happy to
include you on the list.

Russ Wigh

Skidaway Island,

Chatham County




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Date: 10/25/17 9:00 am
From: thegahobbs6 <thegahobbs6...>
Subject: [GABO-L] White goose Turkey Pond
Georgia Birders,At 11:55 I'm at Turkey Pond looking at a white goose in with 100+ Canadas. Fairly good views with scope... rounded head, no sign of a grin patch.Milton HobbsBurke County

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Date: 10/24/17 4:04 pm
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 23 Oct 17
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 24, 2017 at 2:51:23 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (1 Lee)
> Northern Gannet (1 Glynn)
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 Henry)
> Limpkin (1 Henry)
> Limpkin (Speckled) (1 Dougherty)
> Pectoral Sandpiper (1 Bartow)
> Chimney Swift (1 Glynn)
> Red-cockaded Woodpecker (1 Jones, 7 Thomas)
> Peregrine Falcon (1 Bartow)
> Vermilion Flycatcher (1 Burke)
> Wood Thrush (1 DeKalb)
> Ovenbird (2 Glynn)
> Nashville Warbler (1 DeKalb)
> Hooded Warbler (2 Glynn)
> Northern Parula (1 Cobb)
> Scarlet Tanager (1 DeKalb)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> 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 http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
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Date: 10/23/17 2:16 pm
From: Stefan Gleissberg <stefan_gleissberg...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Ohio birder visiting Atlanta
I'm a birder from Ohio visiting downtown Atlanta on Oct 27/28 (Friday and Saturday). If anyone plans to go see the Limpkins reported from Blalock Lake on these days, I'd love to join you! Other suggestions welcome as well. Email me at <stefan_gleissberg...> or text at 740-818-6494.

Best regards -
Stefan



––––––
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eBird Regional Reviewer for
Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, Washington counties in Ohio, US
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Date: 10/23/17 1:38 pm
From: world oceans <world.oceans7...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Extralimital MEGA
Hi, Please forgive this non-Georgia report. A Common Greenshank has been
observed within the last two hours and photographed near Smithville and
Brigantine NWR, New Jersey. This appears to be only the third record of the
species in North America aside from Alaska, one in northern California in
2011, Quebec in 1993 and one or two in Newfoundland. The observers intend
to post photographs this evening. Details on ebird.org and the New Jersey
rare bird listserv.

James Gibson
Clayton County

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Date: 10/23/17 5:53 am
From: Theresa Hartz <jthartz50...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Limpkin sighting
Hi all, on Saturday the Master Birder class and I were lucky to see both
Limpkins as well as an adult Black-crowned Night Heron.
I mistakenly put the location in ebird as Lake Shamrock instead of the
actual location which was Blalock.
I am correcting my ebird location.
Sorry for any confusion.

Theresa Hartz
not ever quite sure where she is....

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Date: 10/21/17 6:10 pm
From: Moss, John Patten <JohnPatten.Moss...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Cackl¡ng or Canada Goose?: Haralson County
Hello fellow Georgia Birders,


Marshall Weber and I were birding in Haralson County today near Buchanan. Marshall thought that it would be a good idea to check out Lake Olympia, on Highway 120. On the lake, there was a lone Branta Goose.


We were intrigued by the small size and thick, stout neck of the bird, but we were a little concerned about the relatively long and thin bill. Marshall did some eBird investigating and failed to find any lists that reported a suspicious hybrid, intergrade, or domestic goose at this location.


We welcome suggestions about this bird. Our checklist with photos is below:


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40055122


Thanks,

John Patten Moss



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Date: 10/21/17 3:54 pm
From: Milton Hobbs <thegahobbs6...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Update: Snow Goose, Burke County
Georgia Birders,
I have been asked to change the goose species to Ross's Goose.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40050780
Milton Hobbs
Burke County

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Date: 10/21/17 2:12 pm
From: Milton Hobbs <thegahobbs6...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Burke County, Snow Goose
Fellow Georgia Birders,
I went looking or the Snow Goose this morning. No luck at Turkey Pond. I
then tried Southern Swiss Dairy. YES! There it was with a flock of Canada
Geese. I was hoping I could get a few shots without disturbing the birds. No
luck. They took to the sky and headed in the general direction of Turkey
Pond. If you want to see the Snow Goose, I would check both locations.
Thanks to Helen Aikman for finding this bird.
A few pictures at report: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40050780
Milton Hobbs
Burke County

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Date: 10/20/17 1:54 pm
From: Ed Maioriello <edm...>
Subject: [GABO-L] AthHalf Marathon will affect access to Oconee Hill Cemetery - Athens-Clarke County
All, it turns out that the AthHalf marathon is Sunday morning, and will
probably impact your ability to get to the Oconee Hill Cemetery. They will
start at 7:30 if I read the article correctly. Here is a link to the race
map that should help you plan your path.

http://athhalf.com/ee_uploads/AthHalf17_CourseMap.pdf

Ed Maioriello
Athens-Clarke County

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Date: 10/20/17 10:26 am
From: Evan Pitman <westernpalm...>
Subject: [GABO-L] JIBS Report 10/17 - 10/20
We've been quite busy this week at JIBS! Tuesday we banded 228 birds,
Wednesday we banded 94 birds, yesterday's total was 61 birds, and things
have slowed down again with just 24 birds today. However, we have gotten
some exciting new species for the season! We banded a Black-billed Cuckoo,
which we have not seen at the station in nearly a decade. Other new species
were Bobolink, Magnolia Warbler, Swamp Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and
the first Myrtle Warblers (Yellow rumps) of the season. But even more
unusual than any of those, we banded a bilaterally symmetric gynandromorph
Black-throated Blue Warbler. The plumage was divided right down the middle
of the bird, with female coloration on the right and male coloration on the
left. This is a rare occurrence that can have genetic causes, but is not
common and very few individuals exhibiting this plumage have been recorded.


JIBS, Glynn, Georgia, US
Oct 17, 2017 7:15 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Banding
Comments: Banding at the Jekyll Island Banding Station
20 species (+1 other taxa)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 1 banded
Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Pictures taken, no spots on tail, bluish lower
mandible
White-eyed Vireo 3 1 banded, 2 recaptures
Gray Catbird 3 3 banded
Brown Thrasher 1 1 recapture
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 46 46 banded
American Redstart 2 2 banded
Northern Parula 7 7 banded
Magnolia Warbler 1 1 banded
Black-throated Blue Warbler 12 12 banded, including one bilaterally
symmetrical gynandromorph individual, multiple photos taken
Palm Warbler (Western) 123 123 banded
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 10 10 banded
Pine Warbler 1 1 banded
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 11 11 banded
Prairie Warbler 2 2 banded
Savannah Sparrow 1 1 banded
Northern Cardinal 1 1 banded
Blue Grosbeak 1 1 banded
Indigo Bunting 3 3 banded
Bobolink 1 1 banded



JIBS, Glynn, Georgia, US
Oct 18, 2017 7:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Banding
Comments: Banding at the Jekyll Island Banding Station
13 species (+1 other taxa)

Common Ground-Dove 1 1 recapture
Eastern Phoebe 1 1 banded
House Wren 1 1 banded
Gray Catbird 30 30 banded
Common Yellowthroat 23 23 banded
American Redstart 3 3 banded
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2 2 banded
Palm Warbler (Western) 8 8 banded
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 2 2 banded
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 14 14 banded
Prairie Warbler 2 2 banded
Swamp Sparrow 5 5 banded
Indigo Bunting 1 1 banded
Painted Bunting 2 2 banded



JIBS, Glynn, Georgia, US
Oct 19, 2017 7:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Banding
Comments: Banding at the Jekyll Island Banding Station
13 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 1 banded
White-eyed Vireo 1 1 banded
Red-eyed Vireo 1 1 banded
House Wren 2 2 banded
Carolina Wren 1 1 banded
Gray Catbird 31 30 banded, 1 recapture
Common Yellowthroat 4 4 banded
American Redstart 3 3 banded
Palm Warbler (Western) 3 3 banded
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10 10 banded
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 1 banded
Swamp Sparrow 2 2 banded
Painted Bunting 2 2 banded



JIBS, Glynn, Georgia, US
Oct 20, 2017 7:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Banding
Comments: Banding at the Jekyll Island Banding Station
9 species

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 1 banded
White-eyed Vireo 2 1 banded, 1 recapture
Gray Catbird 13 13 banded
Common Yellowthroat 3 3 banded
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 1 banded
Palm Warbler (Western) 1 1 banded
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1 1 banded
Swamp Sparrow 1 1 banded
Painted Bunting 2 2 banded

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Date: 10/20/17 4:28 am
From: Russ Wigh <rdwigh...>
Subject: [GABO-L] More on hummingbird stats
Hi Deb and Bob



Nice to see your post on hummingbirds in your yard. Last
year I did a survey on the coast and 125 birds were reported
in Chatham County alone, 92 of those on Skidaway. In one
case female Rufous was reported from two homes diagonally
back-to-back. Steve Calver took a shot of one, I the other.
Different birds less than 50 meters apart, dispelling the
notion that nearly birds are shared between homes. We had
the three expected species; RTHU, BCHU, RUHU. I think there
are many more on a regular basis each winter. One homeowner
reported birds every winter for at least 10 years. Why so
many on Skidaway? Simple; plenty of cover, plenty of water,
plenty of bugs, and plenty of hanging feeders for many
years.



I gave a talk on hummers to Ogeechee Audubon, with at least
one more to go next week. This in preparation for repeating
the survey, but with more structure than last year. And
hopefully pummeling eBird with reports throughout the
winter.



Russ Wigh

Skidaway Island, GA


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Date: 10/20/17 4:04 am
From: robert emond <robert.emond2015...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert 19 Oct 17
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: October 20, 2017 at 2:11:16 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Georgia Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Snow Goose (1 Burke)
> Ruddy Duck (1 Burke)
> Sora (1 Fulton)
> Say's Phoebe (2 Lee)
> American Pipit (1 Chatham)
> Clay-colored Sparrow (1 Chatham)
> White-crowned Sparrow (1 Richmond)
> Lincoln's Sparrow (1 Clarke)
> Yellow-breasted Chat (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 http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35569
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Robert Emond
Lowndes
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