November 7, 2002
Coverage: Missouri Statewide
Compiler and Transcriber: Edge Wade
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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
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
Please consider using this service to cut down on congestion at the
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
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.
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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/