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- RBA

* Missouri
* Statewide
* 11 July, 2005
* MOST0507.11

- Species Mentioned

White Ibis
WHITE-WINGED DOVE
SWAINSON’S WARBLER

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Kristi Mayo
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Compiled 11 July, 2005

This is the Monday, July 11, 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.)

The SWAINSON'S WARBLER continued to sing on territory at Martha  
Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, in Liberty, (Clay Co.) between  
about 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 11. The bird was heard and  
seen singing in the dense vegetation immediately north and east of  
the Nature Center. To reach the woodland edge where the bird has been  
most readily seen and heard, follow the paved Rush Creek Trail east  
past the Nature Center. After a short distance, you'll see a prairie  
bordered by woodland to the north. As always, use common sense and  
avoid disturbance as much as possible when attempting to see this  
bird. Information and maps for Martha Lafite Thompson Nature  
Sanctuary can be found at their website: www.naturesanctuary.com

In the opposite corner of the state: On Saturday, July 9, Joe Eades  
observed two WHITE-WINGED DOVES (a possible mated pair) on the east  
side of the town of East Prairie (Mississippi Co.) in the same  
location where he observed a single bird on June 28. They can be seen  
in the vicinity of Mo Hwy 80 and S Dutch Dr.; Joe has seen one bird  
several times perched on the utility lines above the East Prairie  
city limits sign on Mo Hwy 80.

Also in the Bootheel, Joe Eades watched one immature WHITE IBIS  
flying in to roost at the heronry in Sikeston (Scott Co.) on  
Saturday, July 9. On Sunday, he saw TWO juvenile WHITE IBIS fly into  
the same location. Joe reports that the herons, egrets, and ibis  
begin arriving at the location around 7:30 p.m. The number and speed  
of the birds arriving and settling into the vegetation can make it  
difficult to track individuals, and Joe recommends watching the birds  
on their aerial approaches because they can be difficult to see once  
settled into the trees. The heronry is located along US Hwy 62, a  
couple miles west of I-55, behind a Taco John's.

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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