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Missouri Statewide October 24, 2002 MOST24.10.02 Coverage: Missouri Statewide Compiler and Transcriber: Edge Wade E-mail: [log in to unmask] Compiled 24 October, 2002, afternoon Species included below: PACIFIC LOON Common Loon EARED GREBE American Golden-Plover Dunlin American Pipit This is the Thursday afternoon, October 24, 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”. 2222,2222,2222 Report bird sighting information via the internet, either on MOBIRDS or to [log in to unmask] Larry Lade birded the oxbow lakes near St. Joseph in Buchanan Co. this morning and found 1 PACIFIC LOON in transitional plumage in the company of a Common Loon, also in transitional plumage, near the boat dock and swimming area on Lake Contrary. Also present were 1 EARED GREBE and 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. One Dunlin and 20 American Pipits were on the creek side of the main road in Eagle Bluffs CA, just upstream of the Pool 10 parking area, Thursday afternoon. 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/