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In addition to the Fish Crows and Mississippi Kites Larry Herbert mentions, 
both of which have moved into the osage plains region in numbers, here is a 
partial list of some other changes that have occurred in the last 30 years 
in western Missouri:

The following birds have moved into the state:

House Finch
Eurasian Collared Dove
Great-tailed Grackle

The following appear greatly to have increased their numbers around Kansas 
City:

Yellow-throated Warbler
Mourning Dove
Western Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Double-crested Cormorant (as a migrant)
Bald Eagle (as a nester)
Cooper's Hawk
Acadian Flycatcher
Bald Eagle (as migrants)
Wgite-faced Ibis (as migrants)
Osprey (as migrants)
Carolina Wren
Dunlin (in migration)

The following have greatly decreased

American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Pine Siskin

The following previously rare or accidental birds are now regularly reported 
(perhaps as a result of better coverage):

Pacific Loon
Western Grebe
Red-throated Loon
White-faced Ibis
Trumpeter Swan

Bob Fisher
Independence, Missouri
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