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  - RBA
   
  * Missouri
  * Statewide
  * 07 December 2006
  * MOST0612.07
   
  - Species Mentioned
   
  Trumpeter Swan
  Greater Scaup
  Black Scoter
  Long-tailed Duck
  Merlin
  Peregrine Falcon
  Glaucous Gull
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  Snow Bunting
   
  Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
  Compiler:  Joshua Uffman
  E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
  Compiled:  07 December 2006
   
  This is the Thursday, December 7, 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 **

The highlights of this report include …
   
  ST. LOUIS AREA
   
  At Riverlands MBS (St. Charles Co.), the two female BLACK SCOTERS were last reported by Mike Thelan on Sunday, Dec. 3.  Mike also observed at least ten GREATER SCAUP that same day.  On Saturday, Dec. 2, Dave Becher and the WGNSS birding group found a male and female LONG-TAILED DUCK in Ellis Bay.  Various observers reported seeing TRUMPETER SWANS throughout the week at Riverlands.   Additionally, an immature GLAUCOUS GULL was observed by Joe Eades on Friday, Dec. 1, in Ellis Bay at the evening gull roost and has been observed off and on throughout the week on the Missouri and Illinois sides of the river.  
   
  On Saturday, Dec. 2, Joe Eades found a single SNOW BUNTING mixed in with a large flock of Lapland Longspurs near the duck hunting club.  This area is located on the right side of the road about a ¼ of a mile from Riverlands Way as you drive from Riverlands MBS toward the Edward and Pat Jones-Confluence Point SP.  The Snow Bunting was observed in the same area again on Sunday, Dec. 3.  Also near the duck hunting club on Dec. 2, Shawn Clubb and Jack Cowan observed a MERLIN from the confluence road.  Shawn observed a MERLIN again along this road on Tuesday, Dec. 5.  
   
  Elsewhere in the St. Louis area Steven Ewer observed a PEREGRINE FALCON perched on the southwest corner of the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building at the Washington University medical campus (St. Louis City) on Thursday, Dec. 7.  Another PEREGRINE FALCON was observed the same day by Shawn Clubb perched on the South Side of the National Bank building at Gravois and Grand (St. Louis City).
  
NORTHWEST

On Monday, Dec. 4, Larry Lade reported one RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET at Lake Contrary (Buchanan Co.).


  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
   
  Joshua Uffman
  Missouri RBA compiler
  [log in to unmask]
  314.540.7382


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