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- RBA
* Missouri
* Statewide
* 18 May 2007
* MOST0705.18

- Species Mentioned
Mississippi Kite
Yellow Rail
Common Moorhen
Willet
Sanderling
Least Tern
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Philadelphia Vireo
Bewick’s Wren
Veery
Blue-winged Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
HOODED WARBLER
Clay-colored Sparrow
Henslow’s Sparrow
LAZULI BUNTING
EURASIAN TREE SPARROW

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Joshua Uffman
E-mail:  [log in to unmask] 
Compiled:  18 May 2007

This is the Friday, May 18, 2007 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” and thus require documentation. (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 **

COLUMBIA/CENTRAL

At Binder Community Lake (Cole Co.) (2) CAPE MAY
WARBLERS were observed during the Riverbluffs NAMC on
Saturday, May 12.

On Saturday, May 12, Edge Wade observed (2) EURASIAN
TREE SPARROWS taking food to young at a private
residence in Boone County.

On Monday, May 14, Paul McKenzie reported via Edge
Wade that a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER has been present
at Rock Bridge Memorial SP (Boone Co.).  The bird was
near the post office/general store ruins by the picnic
shelter off the south end of the Devil’s Ice Box
parking lot.

On Thursday, May 17, Edge Wade reported that (6-8)
SANDERLING, (3) LEAST TERNS, and (1) WILLET could be
observed from the main road at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone
Co.).  

Also on Thursday, May 17, Edge Wade observed a single
WESTERN KINGBIRD on the upper utility line along Star
School Road, about 6 utility poles past the junction
with Burr Oak Road (Boone Co.).


NORTHEAST

Patrick Harrison and his daughter observed (3)
BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS in Shelby County on Thursday, May
10.

On Saturday, May 12, Phil Wire reported (4) BEWICK’S
WRENS, a single HENSLOW’S SPARROW, and (6-8)
PHILADELPHIA VIREOS present at Big Creek CA (Adair
Co.). 

Steve Kinder found a couple of warblers listed as rare
in the north on Monday, May 14.  He observed a
WORM-EATING WARBLER at Poosey CA (Livingston Co.) and
a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER elsewhere in Livingston County. 


At Ted Shanks CA (Pike Co.) Jeff Wright flushed a
YELLOW RAIL in a little cut away at the levee on the
north side of the road, about a ½ mile west of the
bathroom at the boat launch.  


NORTHWEST

On Thursday, May 10, Tommie Rogers reported that an
adult male LAZULI BUNTING, a first-year LAZULI
BUNTING, and a hybrid LAZULI x INDIGO BUNTING were
present at the Wright’s feeder in Atchison County. 
These birds were present since at least Tuesday, May
8.  However, the homeowners have not observed these
birds since Friday, May 11.

On Friday, May 11, Larry Lade observed a male CAPE MAY
WARBLER near Lake Contrary (Buchanan Co.).  On
Wednesday, May 16, at Lake Contrary Larry reported
PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were present.  

As of Thursday, May 17, Squaw Creek NWR (Holt Co.) is
open again to the public after recently being flooded.
 On May 17, Peter Kondrashov found (2) COMMON MOORHENS
in the marsh that is southwest of Pelican Pool and he
also found a PHILADELPHIA VIREO in the North Woods.  


KANSAS CITY AREA

Doug Willis observed a single PHILADELPHIA VIREO at
Weston Bend SP (Platte Co.) on Thursday, May 10.  Also
on Thursday, May 10, Tommie Rogers reported a
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was present.  On Saturday, May 12,
Lisa Weeks and Helen Hewins observed a YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER at the Missouri River overlook at Weston
Bend SP.  On Sunday, May 13, Laura Gilchrist observed
a male HOODED WARBLER at the overlook.  At least (1)
HOODED WARBLER has been observed at this location
since Wednesday, May 2, when found by Peter
Kondrashov.  

On Friday, May 11, Doug Willis and Linda Williams
observed (3) PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS in a mature woods
patch near the town of Trimble, on the northwest side
of Smithville Lake (Clinton Co.).  At the same
location on Sunday, May 13, Doug and Linda observed
(2) VEERY, (1) YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, (15)
PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS (including a copulating pair),
and (3) HENSLOW’S SPARROWS.

In the flooded area at the north end of the lake at
Watkins Mill SP (Clay Co.) on Friday, May 11, Kristi
Mayo observed a singing male PROTHONOTARY WARBLER. 
Kristi reported the bird was still present on
Wednesday, May 16.  In the top of a tree across from
the white fenced in cemetery at Watkins Mill SP on
Saturday, May 12, Linda Williams and Laura Gilchrist
found a male CAPE MAY WARBLER.  


ST. LOUIS AREA

On Wednesday, May 9, Joe Eades discovered the male
PAINTED BUNTING has returned for the 6th year in a row
at the Weldon Spring Katy Trail Access (St. Charles
Co.) The bird was last reported observed on Friday,
May 18.

On Saturday, May 12, Sherry McCowan reported that at
least (1) WESTERN KINGBIRD has returned to the brick
company at the corner of 2nd Street and Barton (St.
Louis City).

At the top part of Klondike Park (St. Charles Co.)
Charlene and Jim Malone reported (1) CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW on Saturday, May 12.  

Scott Schuette reported (10) SANDERLINGS were present
on the river’s sand bars at Winfield Lock and Dam
(Lincoln Co.) on Tuesday, May 15.

SOUTHWEST

On Thursday, May 10, Larry Herbert reported seeing a
MISSISSIPPI KITE in Joplin (Jasper Co.) near 7th and
Florida.

On Sunday, May 13, Larry reported (1) PHILADELPHIA
VIREO and (3) PAINTED BUNTINGS were found in Jasper
County during the NAMC.  


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
MO Rare Bird Alert Compiler
St. Louis County, MO
[log in to unmask]
314.540.7382

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