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Let's talk about those Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
 
There were two BB Whistling Ducks seen by a few lucky folks at SCNWR during the Audubon Society of MO spring meeting the last weekend in April. How many folks think the recent sightings by Doug Willis are of the same birds?
 
Tommie Rogers and others faithfully bird Squaw Creek NWR and report their sightings to MOBirds-L. They haven't reported seeing these ducks over the course of the summer. Have the ducks been there all summer? Have they found somewhere nearby to live? If Doug only saw them twice, briefly, in five hours of birding SCNWR what are the chances of those of us who live many miles away, who can only spend brief hours birding SCNWR, discovering them?
 
I suppose I'm thinking aloud but do seriously wonder if this jaunt would be worth the effort?
 
Needless to say, if anyone goes seeking the BB Whistling Ducks a lot of us would appreciate knowing your results (either positive or negative.)
 
TIA,
Susan
Susan Hazelwood
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri
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