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The Roseate Spoonbill that was seen at Johnson's Grove on the last
weekend of June and up to at least July 2 hasn't been documented. A
report form is located at the following URL or in the WORD documented
attached. Please take a few moments and add this sighting to the
permanent record.

http://www.patrickdharrison.com/asm/MBRC/report.html

Thanks,

Brad Jacobs
PO Box 180
Jefferson City, MO  65102
(573) 751-4115  Ext.3648
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REPORT FORM -- MISSOURI BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE
The Audubon Society of Missouri
MBRC number____________________ (for secretarial use)
This form submitted as documentation for (check all that apply):
____ unusual species; ____ unusual date;____ unusual breeding record;
____ Christmas Bird Count record; ____ North Am. Migration Count
record;
____ other (please
explain):____________________________________________
  Species:__________________________2. Number:______ 3.
age/sex:__________
4. Location (including
county):________________________________________
5. Date(s) observed:______6. Time bird(s) seen:
From:_________To:___________
7. Reporting observer, address, phone number, and email :
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
8. Other observers present or known:
______________________________________________________________________________
9. Was the bird photographed/videotaped/audiotaped? Yes___ No___ By
whom: ________________________attach any prints, slides, tapes, etc.
obtained. Observers are encouraged to photograph birds that they wish to
document. Even poor-quality photographs may show details that will
confirm an unusual record.
10. Please attach a copy of any field notes taken or sketches made.
Observers are encouraged to make field notes and sketches during the
observation, or as soon afterward as possible. Notes provide a better
basis than memory for writing a good description (#14), and even rough
sketches may be very helpful.
11. Habitat (general and specific):
12. Distance to bird:_____________12. Optical equipment:
__________________
13. Light (sky conditions, light on bird, angle of sun, background):
______________________________________________________________________________
14. On the back of this form, please complete the
following:
(A) Describe the bird in detail. Include its size (preferably in
comparison to other nearby birds), its shape, and its color patterns.
Include a description of the bill, legs, feet, tail, body, wings, and
any other characteristics observed. Describe behavior and voice. Include
only what was actually observed and heard.
(B) Explain how you distinguished this bird from similar species.
15. What resources (field guides, etc.) did you consult about this
identification? Did they influence the way you wrote?
16. Describe your previous experience with this and similar species:
17. Signature of reporter:_________________________________
18. Date completing this form:_________
Note: all material submitted becomes the property of MBRC unless
otherwise requested.)

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