October 17, 2002
Coverage: Missouri Statewide
Compiler and Transcriber: Edge Wade
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Compiled 17 October, 2002
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This is the Thursday, October 17, 2002, Missouri Bird Alert, a
statewide service of the Audubon Society of Missouri, serving the
birding community of Missouri since 1901. The bird alert is compiled
from reports submitted by ASM members and other birders throughout the
Missouri birders receive this alert directly on MOBIRDS, the free
e-mail listservice supported by ASM. ASM members also receive the
organization’s quarterly journal, “The Bluebird”.
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A ROCK WREN was found on the glade at Henning CA, Monday, October 14,
by naturalist, Bo Brown. To reach Henning CA: From the junction of
US 65 and MO 76 in Branson go west on MO 76 for 5.7 miles. Access to
the area will be on your right via a one-way loop parking area/road.
On Wednesday, October 15, there were no confirmed sightings of the
ROCK WREN; however, both Bo Brown (in the mid-morning) and Mike
Warnock (early afternoon) saw what they felt was PROBABLY the wren in
the rocks that line the parking area as you stand with your back to
the viewing platform and look toward the parking lot.
Monday, the ROCK WREN was seen on the return leg of the Glade Trail.
Bo suggests the quickest way to get to the site is to take the right
fork where the return loop enters the main trail. After the long bit
of open glade, there is a clump of trees with an old log bench. The
bird was just before the entrance to the clump of trees.
ROCK WRENS are “casual” in western Missouri in the autumn. Be
prepared to document this bird for review by the Missouri Bird Records
One Common Loon was seen at Smithville Reservoir (Clay Co.) this week,
and two were on Fellows Lake (Greene Co.
A Greater Roadrunner was shuttling through the blueberries at
Persimmon Hill Berry Farm, southern Stone Co., Wednesday, October 16.
Information regarding membership in the Audubon Society of Missouri
may be obtained from Bonnie Heidy, Membership Chair, at 573-442-2191,
Joyce Bathke, Treasurer, at 573-445-5758, or at the Audubon Society of
Missouri webpage: http//www.mobirds.org/