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- RBA

* Missouri
* Statewide
* 28 April, 2006
* MOST0604.28

- Species Mentioned

Cinnamon Teal
Common Moorhen
White-faced Ibis
Swainson’s Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Piping Plover
American Avocet
Black-necked Stilt
Willet
Sanderling
Marbled Godwit
Western Kingbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Kristi Mayo
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Compiled 28 April 2006

This is the Friday, April 28, 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 Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary (St. Charles Co.) this week,  
up to four PIPING PLOVERS, first found on Apr. 20, continued to be  
seen throughout the week. The last report of PIPING PLOVER at  
Riverlands came on Wednesday, Apr. 26. A male YELLOW-HEADED  
BLACKBIRD, first reported on Apr. 19, continued to be seen through  
Monday, Apr. 24. On Tuesday, Apr. 25, Josh Uffman observed 38  
AMERICAN AVOCETS in Ellis Bay across from Heron Pond. Jim Ziebol  
counted 18 avocets still present on Wednesday, Apr. 26, and John  
Solodar had 3 in Ellis Bay on Thursday, Apr. 27. A single SANDERLING  
was also present on Tuesday, and around lunchtime the same day, Joe  
Eades observed 57 WILLETS. On Wednesday, Apr. 26, Joe Eades found one  
female/immature SURF SCOTER at the Lincoln Shields area of  
Riverlands. A second-hand report stated that this bird was still  
around on Thursday, Apr. 27. On Thursday, Apr. 20, Dave Rogles found  
one MARBLED GODWIT at Riverlands, which flew away after being  
identified. But on Thursday, John Solodar observed 7 MARBLED GODWITS  
at the Lincoln Shields area.

On Thursday, Apr. 27, WGNSS fieldtrip participants observed a PRAIRIE  
FALCON, first identified by Dick Coles, soaring over Tower Grove Park  
(St. Louis).

One juvenile SWAINSON’S HAWK was observed by Bill Rowe at Columbia  
Bottom CA (St. Louis Co.) on Saturday, Apr. 22. The bird was located  
about one half mile from the entrance to the area.

On Sunday, Apr. 23, Josh Uffman, Chris Brown, and Jim Malone observed  
one WHITE-FACED IBIS at Clarence Cannon NWR (Pike Co.).

On Sunday, Apr. 23, Joe Eades found one early returning WESTERN  
KINGBIRD in the industrial area of northern downtown St. Louis (St.  
Louis City) in front of the Trigen Company building at Biddle and  
Leonor K. Sullivan streets.

CENTRAL / COLUMBIA AREA

At Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.), one AMERICAN AVOCET was located by  
Mike Doyen on Friday, Apr. 21. On Sunday, Apr. 23, Harold and  
Kathleen Anderson reported one BLACK-NECKED STILT in Pool 15 at Eagle  
Bluffs. This bird has been seen regularly through Thursday, Apr. 27.  
A single PEREGRINE FALCON has also been seen periodically in the  
area. On Thursday, Apr. 20, Denny Donnell found a COMMON MOORHEN,  
which was relocated on Monday, Apr. 24 by Edge Wade. This bird was  
last reported on Tuesday, Apr. 25. Also on Monday, Apr. 24, birders  
observed two WHITE-FACED IBIS near the moorhen site. A single  
Plegadis sp. (dark ibis) was observed by Bill Goodge on Wednesday,  
Apr. 26.

KANSAS CITY AREA

At Sunshine Lake (Ray/Lafayette Co.), Kyle Driggers found 8 AMERICAN  
AVOCETS on Wednesday, Apr. 26.

NORTHWEST

At Squaw Creek NWR (Holt Co.), BLACK-NECKED STILTS, first found on  
Apr. 15, were relocated on Saturday, Apr. 22. Up to three birds have  
been seen at the refuge. The last report of BLACK-NECKED STILT was of  
a single bird on Wednesday, Apr. 26 in Mallard Marsh. The number of  
WHITE-FACED IBIS at Squaw Creek continued to swell during the week,  
with a high count of 80 on Thursday, Apr. 27. Two SANDHILL CRANES  
were observed by Tommie Rogers and Peter Kondrashov on Tuesday, Apr.  
25. Peter Kondrashov also found one male CINNAMON TEAL in Pelican  
Pool (near where it turns into a marsh) on Tuesday.

At Swan Lake NWR (Chariton Co.), participants in a Grand River  
Audubon fieldtrip observed 20 dark ibis, most of them identified as  
WHITE-FACED IBIS, on Saturday, Apr. 22.

At Lake Contrary (Buchanan Co.), Larry Lade watched one PEREGRINE  
FALCON enjoying a duck dinner on Tuesday, Apr. 25.

NORTHEAST

At Union Ridge CA (Sullivan Co.), Phil Wire observed one WILLET on  
Wednesday, Apr. 26.

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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