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BAS Missouri Statewide October 17, 2002 MOST17.10.02 Coverage: Missouri Statewide Compiler and Transcriber: Edge Wade E-mail: [log in to unmask] Compiled 17 October, 2002 Species included below: Common Loon Greater Roadrunner ROCK WREN 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 state. 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”. 2220,2220,2220 Report bird sighting information via the internet, either on MOBIRDS or to [log in to unmask] 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 Committee. 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/