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
Dilks got 99.19 % of shared total and Lewis got
As soon as I figure out how to make an attachment I will
forward the entire list complete with locations birds were seen.