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- RBA

* Missouri
* Statewide
* 21 Jan, 2005
* MOST0501.21

- Species Mentioned

Tundra Swan
BLACK SCOTER
Long-tailed Duck
Merlin
Thayerís Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
Snow Bunting

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Kristi Mayo
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Compiled 21 Jan, 2005

This is the Friday, January 21, 2005 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 extreme cold weather that hit the Midwest over the weekend produced
an influx of rare gulls at Riverlands Environmental Demonstration Area
(REDA) (St. Charles Co.). Because part of the REDA area sits in
Illinois territory, these birds may fly in and out of Missouri
airspace. Birds seen this week at REDA (on both sides of the state
line) included: One first-winter and several adult THAYERíS GULLS; one
adult ICELAND GULL; one adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL; two
first-winter or second-winter GLAUCOUS GULLS; and one first-winter
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Also at REDA, one TUNDRA SWAN was seen throughout the week, with the
latest report on Thursday, Jan. 20. A BLACK SCOTER was also reported
the same day.

On Saturday, Jan. 15, David Rogles sorted through flocks of HORNED
LARKS and LAPLAND LONGSPURS to come up with one SNOW BUNTING on the
road between REDA and the Edward and Pat Jones Confluence SP. The bird
was located near the sign marking the entrance to the state park.

A pair of female LONG-TAILED DUCKS continue to be seen in various parts
of the REDA area. The latest report of these birds came on Tuesday,
Jan. 18.

At Duck Creek CA (Bollinger/Stoddard Co.), Aaron Given found a number
of raptors, including one MERLIN, on Monday, Jan. 17.

In Joplin (Jasper Co.), a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD--first reported on
December 18--continued to visit the feeder at the Harris residence on
Friday, Jan. 21. Birders interested in viewing this bird may call Paul
or Charlene Harris at 417-623-4209.

Another immature female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD--banded on December
1--continued visiting the feeder at Steve Juhlinís Cape Girardeau (Cape
Girardeau Co.) residence on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The bird is regularly
seen between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., but is more active in the morning.
Those interested in seeing this bird may contact Steve via e-mail:
[log in to unmask]; or by phone: 573-332-8868. Steve will post to
the MoBirds listserv if the hummingbird departs.

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://mobirds.org/membership.html

Kristi Mayo
Missouri RBA compiler
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