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Page 40 in the MO DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer

1) "Magic Gate"
From the intersection of Hwy 94 and Hwy 40, go west/south ~ 1.0 mile to the 
intersection of Hwy 94 & Hwy D.
Go down Hwy D ~ 1.2 mile to the Gov't gated road on the south side of the 
road (your left if coming from Hwy 94)
Gate is silver with " Authorized Gov't Vehicles Only" type sign, orange 
caution markings and reflectors
This area is on top of a hill , so please be careful pulling in and out of 
this area.
There has been no problems with walking past this gate.
Bird mostly appears in this area between 9 - 10 AM.
~ 9:30 AM seems to be the most consistent time when it is NOT raining.

2) To look from the top of the white rock mound at the Weldon Spring Site 
Interpretive Center:
From the intersection of Hwy 94 and Hwy 40, go west/south ~ 2.0 miles (past 
Francis Howell High School and past the white MoDOT storage hut) to the turn 
off on the right for the Interpretive Center, Howell Prairie and Lindenwood 
College.
The Center is the Blue Building in the back and Lindenwood College is the 
beige building with the huge mound of white rock in the background
Park at the Center or in Lindenwood's parking lot.
The trail to the mound is behind the blue building.

3) Third vantage point from where to look for the Kite :
Go back out to Hwy 94 from the Interpretive Center, turn right and go to the 
next road on the right.
This road will circle you back to the south end of the Prairie and is near 
the water tower.
Walk up to the prairie to get a better look of this area.
The bird is often seen working the treeline and the grasses in this area.

The bird was seen along Hwy D near Busch, so maybe driving this road west 
might net the bird if it is not at the prairie.

Facilities (restrooms, soda/bottled water machines & picnic area) just west 
from the Magic Gate along Hwy D at Busch CA. (map at the kiosk at entrance 
or headquarters)
Henslow's sparrows and Sedge Wrens are (were?) in the fields behind Lake 1.

Good luck to all those looking for the bird.
There is suppose to be waves of rain and a cold front come through this 
weekend.
Have not had this type of weather since the bird was first seen, so hope it 
sticks around and gets up to hunt for all to see.

Good weekend birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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