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BAS Missouri Statewide November 7, 2002, 9:40 p.m. MOST07.11.02 Coverage: Missouri Statewide Compiler and Transcriber: Edge Wade E-mail: [log in to unmask] Compiled 7 November, 2002 Species included below: Common Loon Horned Grebe EARED GREBE WESTERN GREBE SURF SCOTER WHITE-WINGED SCOTER PRAIRIE FALCON LAUGHING GULL CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD SPRAGUE’S PIPIT LAPLAND LONGSPUR BREWER’S BLACKBIRD 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 state. 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. 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/