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BAS Missouri Statewide November 7, 2002 MOST07.11.02 Coverage: Missouri Statewide Compiler and Transcriber: Edge Wade E-mail: [log in to unmask] Compiled 7 November, 2002 Species included below: CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD first state record This is the Thursday, November 7, 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. A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD has been captured, measured, banded, released and is returning to a feeder in north Columbia, Boone Co. The homeowners, Kathleen and Harold Anderson, are inviting people to come see this first state record bird. PLEASE, this is an opportunity for Missouriís birding community to set the standard for courtesy and cooperation. There is limited parking in the Andersonís driveway (3 or 4 cars) and their street is a busy one with very limited parking (3 or 4 cars) on the right shoulder only. The ground is very soft; damage will certainly occur if cars are driven onto the lawn. Donít. The bird is attending the feeder most actively between 7 and 9 a.m. Long absences, especially at other times of the day, indicate it has an unknown alternate food source. At least one Columbia birderís car will be operating as a shuttle from the northeast corner of the Ramada Inn parking lot. This is toward the rear of the motel, along Vandiver Drive, at the most distant driveway from Range Line (MO 763). Look for person wearing binoculars standing beside a car. The shuttle will operate between 6:45 and 9:00 a.m. daily until further notice. Please consider using this service to cut down on congestion at the Andersonís home. Directions: From east or west, come into Columbia on I-70. If you are coming from the south along US 63, turn west onto I-70. If you are coming from the north on US 63, take the 763 exit into Columbia and make a left at the light at Blue Ridge Rd. and follow directions below. To use the shuttle service, take the 763 (Range Line Rd) exit north. At the light (Vandiver Drive), turn right toward the Ramada Inn. Continue past the first entrance and turn right into the parking lot toward the rear of the motel. To go straight to the Andersons, continue north on 763 past Big Bear Blvd. to the next light at Blue Ridge Rd. Turn right (east) onto Blue Ridge. Take the first street to the right (south), Northland Dr. Northland goes downhill, crosses a creek, then makes a sweeping turn left so that it is now going east. Go past Argyle, a street on the left, then up a hill. Begin looking on the right for an orange mail box immediately beside a ďHoney for SaleĒ sign. Turn into the drive or park on the shoulder. The house is sage green. The feeder is suspended from the gutter next to the front door and can be seen from several vantage points on the driveway. DO NOT PARK WITHIN 50 feet of the house. STAY BACK so view is not obstructed and bird not bothered. The bird alert will be updated with fresh information as we get it. If you want the latest info, you may call (573) 445-6697, if no answer, call the cell: 573-268-3714. BUT do do so before 6:00 a.m. or after 11:00 p.m. is to risk mortal peril. 2221,2221,2221Report bird sighting information via the internet, either on MOBIRDS or to [log in to unmask] 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/