The Audubon Society of Missouri invites all to participate in a birding day at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary (RMBS) in West Alton, Missouri on January 19th, 2008. ASM membership is NOT required and there is no cost to participate. Meet at the visitors center at 9:00 a.m. The Visitor's Center will be open at 8:30 a.m. and heated for our use that day thanks to Philip Manhart, Natural Resource Specialist, US Army Corps of Engineers. RMBS is best in January WHEN it is COLD. So, we hope for COLD weather! If cold, dress VERY warm as the winds coming off the water can be significantly colder than air temperature! Current forecast (2 days out) is looking like 19 degrees for a high and 5 degrees for a low. Winds are forecast to be 19 mph from the wnw... Tentative itinerary for the day: Meet at the RMBS Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Bird the area (including Lincoln Shields) AND the Illinois side (Barge Terminal, etc.) Bird this area through 11 a.m. or so. Move to Columbia Bottom. Bird till 2:30 p.m. or so and then return to RMBS for the gull roost / dark. Bring your FRS Radios tuned to 11/22. If we separate into smaller groups for logistical reasons, we can keep in touch with the radios. Leaders will use radios and cell phones to keep in contact with one another and update the various smaller groups as to what is being seen, when and where! Bird Possibilities: Thayer's, Iceland, Glaucous, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Pipits, Snow Buntings, Raptors, Scoters, ?????? Patrick :ASM::::ASM::::ASM::::ASM::::ASM::::ASM: * * * Patrick Harrison * * Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri * * [log in to unmask] A * [log in to unmask] S * [log in to unmask] M * http://mobirds.org * * http://www.patrickdharrison.com A * ,_ S * >' ) M * ( ( \ * * "|\ * * * *****The Audubon Society of Missouri**** The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Listserv ---------------------------------------------------- Next ASM Field Trip: Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary Saturday, January 19, 9AM See http://www.mobirds.org for details.