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We have lots of Dickcissels in Two Rivers Wildlife Refuge (near Brussels, 
IL), but it's an hour or more from his intended route. I photographed 
several a few days ago.

Tom Fuller

At 04:18 PM 7/11/2005, you wrote:
>Ben Young, a birder from Salem Oregon, will be traveling through our state 
>soon, coming down I-29 from Omaha, then crossing on I-70. He requests info 
>on the following species: Eurasion Tree Sparrows, Henslow's Sparrows, 
>Greater Prairie-Chickens, Dickcissels, Upland Sandpipers, and 
>Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. He would also like to visit some shore bird 
>habitat.
>
>I believe I can help him with Dickcissel, but some of the others are tough 
>close to I-29 or I-70 in my part of the state. Can anyone help with the 
>following questions:
>
>Are there Scissor-tails staked out near the old Western Electric plant in 
>Lee's Summit, or is their nesting season over? (The best I could do for 
>him is the Sprint campus in Overland Park, which is about an hour, 
>round-trip out of his way). Are there any other stakeouts near I-29 or I-70?
>
>Are there Henslow's Sparrows farther east along I-70? How about Tucker 
>Prairie? Bradford Farms? St. Louis area?
>
>I have deleted recent posts with directions to ETS. Could whoever posted 
>them please dig them out of your "Sent" file and send them to Ben Young?
>
>Is there any shorebird habitat at Eagle Bluffs or REDA? Western birders 
>like to see some shorebirds that are pretty common for us, like 
>Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper and Solitary Sandpiper.
>
>(I have given Ben Young Tommie Rogers' e-mail address to query directly re 
>Squaw Creek, etc.)
>
>If you can help, please e-mail Ben Young directly at [log in to unmask] 
>with a copy to me at [log in to unmask] unless you deem your info of 
>general interest to Missouri birders.
>
>Thanks.
>
>
>Bob Fisher
>Independence, Missouri
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Dr. Thomas H. Fuller, Jr.
Math and Computer Science
Principia College
Elsah, IL 62028
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