Steve Dilks and Bob Lewis had a BIG DAY on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, when they counted 102 species in a trip to Lake Wappapello, a segment of Stoddard County Hwy AE, Otter Slough CA and Mingo NWR.  We understand this is the first BIG DAY recorded in Missouri in the month of November.
Birds of note included Western Grebe, 19 Great Egrets, Black-crowned Night Heron, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, 6 species of shorebirds, American Avocet in winter plumage and many thousands of blackbirds.  First bird was a Mourning Dove at 6:15 a.m. at Farmington and last bird was an Eastern Screech Owl at 6:15 p.m. at Hattie's Ford on Hiway D north of Wappapello.
Dilks got 99.19 % of shared total and Lewis got 98.03%.
As soon as I figure out how to make an attachment I will forward the entire list complete with locations birds were seen.
Meanwhile I'm going to celebrate.  YIPEE!  Bob Lewis  [log in to unmask]
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