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- RBA

* Missouri
* Statewide
* 13 August, 2005
* MOST0508.13

- Species Mentioned

Tricolored Heron
Mississippi Kite
BLACK RAIL
Ruddy Turnstone
Red-necked Phalarope
Least Tern
Painted Bunting

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Kristi Mayo
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Compiled 13 August, 2005

This is the Saturday, August 13, 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.)

A rainy weather system brought some interesting birds to the state  
today, Saturday, August 13. In the northwestern part of the state,  
Doug Willis got rare looks at a BLACK RAIL at Bean Lake (Platte Co.)  
at about 3:00 p.m. The bird was seen sneaking out of the vegetation  
at the south end of the lake near a mudflat where a number of  
shorebirds were feeding. To reach this pool, go west on Swamp Rd.  
(accessed from Mo. Hwy. 45, just north of the town of Iatan). Swamp  
Rd. eventually turns into River Rd. Continuing on River Rd. will  
eventually take you to the south end of Bean Lake (Missouri DeLorme  
Atlas Page 26, C2).

At Muskrat Lake (Buchanan Co.), Jack Hilsabeck and Larry Lade  
observed two RUDDY TURNSTONES on Saturday afternoon.

In the east, Scott Schuette observed one RED-NECKED PHALAROPE near  
the Winfield Lock & Dam (Lincoln Co.). The bird was a few hundred  
yards north of the causeway over Sandy Slough.

Earlier in the week:

In the northwest, Bob Fisher reported one LEAST TERN at Lake Contrary  
on Friday, August 12. This bird was not relocated on Saturday. A  
TRICOLORED HERON first reported by Doug Willis on Saturday, August 6,  
remained at least through Wednesday, August 10. It has not been  
reported this weekend.

In the Columbia area, at least one MISSISSIPPI KITE was still being  
seen by Harold and Kathleen Anderson at the Bear Creek Trail parking  
lot off of Garth Ave. (Boone Co.). This bird was last reported on  
Friday, August 12.

In the St. Louis area, David Rogles reported on Friday, August 12  
that the male PAINTED BUNTING continued to frequent the Katy Trail SP  
Weldon Spring access (St. Charles Co.).

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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