November 7, 2002, 9:40 p.m.
Coverage: Missouri Statewide
Compiler and Transcriber: Edge Wade
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Compiled 7 November, 2002
Species included below:
This is the 9:40 p.m. 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
The first state record Calliope Hummingbird at Columbia (see 6:30 bird
alert) has taken the limelight, but there are several other birds in
the state worthy of attention. The following is far from a
comprehensive list of outstanding birds in our midst, but does give
some of the more noteworthy species.
From the Lake Contrary area (Buchanan Co.) today (November 7) comes
the report from Larry Lade that among birds seen were 1 LAUGHING GULL,
20 SPRAGUE’S PIPITS (in a harvested bean field west of Mud Lake), and
200 LAPLAND LONGSPURS in a harvested and disked corn field north of
Horseshoe Lake, and 20 Brewer’s Blackbirds around Mud Lake.
Smithville Reservoir, Clay Co., was checked by Bob Fisher today.
Among his finds were 2 WESTERN GREBES, 9-10 Common Loons, 7 Horned
Grebes, 2 Eared Grebes, and one Greater Scaup.
At Riverlands Environmental Demonstration Area, St. Charles Co., Margy
Terpstra found 10 SURF SCOTERS in the channel.
The WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was not seen today at Little Creve Coeur Lake,
St. Louis Co. Two Common Loons were reported by John Solodar who
noted the PRAIRIE FALCON was not seen there today, either.
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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/