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- RBA

* Missouri
* Statewide
* 10 July, 2005
* MOST0507.10

- Species Mentioned

SWAINSON’S WARBLER

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Kristi Mayo
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Compiled 10 July, 2005

This is the Sunday, July 10, 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 report includes birds that are listed as rare, casual, or  
accidental on the 2003 Annotated Checklist of Missouri Birds. Species  
that appear in ALL CAPS in the “Species Mentioned” section are listed  
as “casual” or “accidental”. (Note that some birds may be considered  
rare only during a particular season or in a particular part of the  
state.)

On Sunday, July 10, Doug Willis, Craig Hensley, Linda Williams, and  
Kristi Mayo encountered the SWAINSON’S WARBLER at Martha Lafite  
Thompson Nature Sanctuary (Clay Co.). The bird was first heard  
singing around 7:00 a.m. and sang continuously for at least one hour.  
Doug and Craig were independently able to obtain good views of the  
bird both foraging in the leaf litter as well as sitting up on a  
perch in full song. Linda captured the bird’s voice on a digital  
recorder.

The bird was heard singing in the dense vegetation immediately north  
and east of the Nature Center. The southeast side of this stand of  
woodland can be accessed by following the Rush Creek Trail east, then  
walking through the prairie to the north. There are power lines that  
cut through this area. On other days, the bird has also been heard  
behind the parking lot at the Nature Center and near the pond north  
of the picnic shelter.

Information and maps for Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary can  
be found at their website: www.naturesanctuary.com

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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