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The Great-tailed Grackles have been there all winter, just absent several of the times when I have looked for them at the wrong time ot day, sometimes mid-morning, sometimes after 330 or 4 in the afternoon.
  Jackie Chain
  St Louis County
  

Kristi Mayo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
  - 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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