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- RBA

* Missouri
* Statewide
* 18 March, 2006
* MOST0603.18

- Species Mentioned

Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Goshawk
Golden Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE
Harris’s Sparrow
Snow Bunting
Great-tailed Grackle

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Kristi Mayo
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Compiled 18 March 2006

This is the Saturday, March 18, 2006 Missouri Rare 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.

** NOTE: The report includes birds that are listed as rare, casual,  
or accidental on the 2003 Annotated Checklist of Missouri Birds (with  
revisions in 2004 and 2005). 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 Missouri checklist  
can be accessed at: http://mobirds.org/MBRC/MOChecklist.asp **

ST. LOUIS AREA

At B.K. Leach CA (Lincoln Co.), Scott Schuette found one adult GOLDEN  
EAGLE in the Kings Lake Unit on Tuesday, Mar. 14. Scott relocated  
this bird in the same spot on Friday, Mar. 17. Also on Friday, Scott  
Schuette observed a juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK just north of the B.K.  
Leach CA Bittern Basin area. On Sunday, Mar. 12, Josh Uffman and  
Scott Schuette located one HARRIS’S SPARROW in a brushy area at the  
Kings Lake Unit.

On Thursday, Mar. 16, Jackie Chain reported that a group of birders  
observed at least 50 GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES at the barnyard at the  
intersection of Seeberger, Church, and Dwyer roads (off Hwy B on the  
way to Alton from St. Charles City) (St. Charles Co.).

At Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary (St. Charles Co.), Josh Uffman  
reported one TUNDRA SWAN and two TRUMPETER SWANS in Teal Pond on  
Saturday, Mar. 11.

One immature HARRIS’S SPARROW was seen by a group of birders near the  
fork in the Blue Grosbeak Trail at Weldon Spring CA (St. Charles Co.)  
on Saturday, Mar. 11, reported David Becher.

COLUMBIA AREA / CENTRAL

On Saturday, Mar. 18, a number of birders observed a male CINNAMON  
TEAL at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.). The bird was among other teal in  
the area of pools 14 and 15.

On Tuesday, Mar. 14, one TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE was found by Richard  
George at Binder Park (Cole Co.) west of Jefferson City. It was  
observed for about 30 minutes at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, but was not  
relocated at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Specific directions to this bird:  
 From the shelter house accessible from Rainbow Drive, follow a  
gravel road about 300 yards to an open area; from there, turn right  
and walk down a grassy slope to a small pond. The bird was seen just  
past the pond’s dam.

SOUTHWEST

At Schell-Osage CA (Vernon Co.) on Monday, Mar. 13, Doug Willis and  
Kristi Mayo observed one PRAIRIE FALCON just west of the Evelyn  
Johnson Shorebird Marsh.

NORTHWEST

At Squaw Creek NWR (Holt Co.), Tommie Rogers located a pair of  
CINNAMON TEAL in Moist Soil Unit #1 (at the northeast corner of the  
auto loop) on Saturday, Mar. 11. On Monday, Mar. 13, Larry Lade  
relocated the male CINNAMON TEAL in the same spot. Also at Squaw  
Creek, six TRUMPETER SWANS were reported by Tommie Rogers on  
Saturday, Mar. 11.

On Wednesday, Mar. 15, Larry Lade observed one PEREGRINE FALCON  
perform a flyover in the oxbow area south of St. Joseph (Buchanan Co.).

On Friday, Mar. 10, Kathleen Anderson reported that four SNOW  
BUNTINGS were still present at the campground at Mozingo Lake  
(Nodaway Co.). These birds were first reported at this location on  
Dec. 16, 2005.

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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