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- RBA
* Missouri
* Statewide
* 29 February 2008
* MOST0802.29
 
- Species Mentioned
Tundra Swan
Double-crested Cormorant
Red-shouldered Hawk
Golden Eagle
Merlin
Sandhill Crane
Least Sandpiper
FRANKLINíS GULL
Bonaparteís Gull
Glaucous Gull
Pileated Woodpecker
NORTHERN SHRIKE
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
CHIPPING SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Lincolnís Sparrow

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Joshua Uffman
E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
Compiled:  29 February 2008
 
This is the Friday, February 29, 2008 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 August 2007
Annotated Checklist of Missouri Birds.  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 **


NORTHEAST

NORTHERN SHRIKES continue to be found in Missouri as
winter comes to an end.  Patrick Harrison discovered
one perched in a tree near the boat ramp at LaPlata
City Lake (Macon Co.) on Sunday, February 24.  Jenny
Webb reported this bird was still present on Thursday,
February 28.  The bird was perched in a tree about 50
feet north of the intersection of Hwy 156 and Leopard
Ave.

At Poosey CA (Livingston Co.), Steve Kinder found an
immature NORTHERN SHRIKE on Thursday, February 28. 
The bird was observed along Hwy A, about a
quarter-mile east of the junction with Hwy U.  Earlier
in the week at Swan Lake NWR (Chariton Co.), Steve
observed a single LINCOLNíS SPARROW.


KANSAS CITY/NORTHWEST

Larry Lade observed a MERLIN in the vicinity of
Muskrat Lake (Buchanan Co.) on Friday, February 22. 
While on Friday, February 29, Larry observed an
alternate plumaged FRANKLINíS GULL at Lewis and Clark
SPís Sugar Lake (Buchanan/Platte Co.ís).
Continuing with Buchanan County, Larry Lade observed a
PILEATED WOODPECKER on Wednesday, February 27.  While
February 21 and 22 Frances Cramer reported seeing a
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER using the heated birdbath in her
St. Joseph yard.

Tommie Rogers watched a GOLDEN EAGLE near the Iowa
state line at the junction of Hwy E and 110 Street
(Nodaway Co.) on Friday, February 22.

Jo Ann Eldridge observed a perched adult
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK along Hwy 33 near Fishing River on
the south side of Kearney (Clay Co.) on Sunday,
February 24.

Saturday, February 23, Doug Willis had a very good day
at the Nature Conservancyís Dunn Ranch (Harrison Co.).
 On the north side he observed an adult GOLDEN EAGLE
and a male Richardsoni race MERLIN.  Elsewhere in the
area he observed 2 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS.  On Sunday,
February 24, Kristi Mayo joined Doug at Dunn Ranch and
they added 2 PRAIRIE FALCONS, 19 GREATER PRAIRIE
CHICKENS, a NORTHERN SHRIKE, and 2 more NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRDS.  The NORTHERN SHRIKE was observed on the
eastern side of Dunn Ranch.  Near Dunn Ranch on
Wednesday, February 27, Bob Fisher and Gary Johnson
found a NORTHERN SHRIKE along W 180, about 2 miles
north of Hwy M.  


COLUMBIA/CENTRAL

Bill Goodge reports the 2 TUNDRA SWANS, found by
Kathleen Anderson on December 19, were still present
on Thursday, February 28.  The swans were along the
distribution channel at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.).  
 Friday evening, February 29, Andy Forbes found a
LEAST SANDPIPER in Pool 4.


ST. LOUIS AREA

The male SPOTTED TOWHEE continues to visit Jane
Allenís feeders (St. Louis Co.) as of Thursday,
February 28.  This bird has been present since at
least early December 2007.  Those interested in
viewing it may contact Jane via e-mail at
[log in to unmask] or contact Jackie Chain
(314-644-5998) for directions.  Additionally, the bird
can be observed from the Grants Trail walking/biking
path which runs adjacent to Janeís neighborhood
(www.bikegrantstrail.com/sectional.htm, see section #
7).  Parking is adjacent to the Sappington House
parking lot on Sappington Rd.  Walk the trail past the
6th powerline pole until you see where Jane has tied a
red scarf on part of a large tangle.  This is the area
where the bird has been hanging out.  

The adult NORTHERN SHRIKE found by Bill Rowe on
Sunday, December 2, at the Edward and Pat Jones Ė
Confluence Point SP (St. Charles Co.) has been
rediscovered.  After not being seen since Sunday,
December 23, it was refound at its prior location on
Saturday, February 23.  Dave Rogles reported the
shrike was still present on Monday, February 25.  The
bird has been observed along the SP road about 0.8
miles beyond the large brown boundary sign or 0.3
miles beyond the brown "Welcome" sign.

Dave Rogles reported on Monday, February 25, that at
least 5 TUNDRA SWANS are still amongst the multiple
Trumpeter Swans at Riverlands M.B.S. (St. Charles
Co.).  Additionally, on Wednesday, February 27, Chris
Kirmaier found a first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL in Ellis
Bay at Riverlands. 

Wally George observed a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW in his
Cedar Hill yard (Jefferson Co.) on Thursday, February
28. 


SPRINGFIELD/SOUTHWEST

In southern Christian County, Marvin DeJong observed 2
CHIPPING SPARROWS in his yard on Friday, February 22.


SOUTHEAST

Chris Barrigar continued to find species listed as
rare winter residents on Saturday, February 23.  In
Dunklin County, he observed 6 BONAPARTEíS GULLS at
Little River CA and 1 BROWN THRASHER at Ben Cash
Memorial CA.  In Pemiscot County he found a single
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT and 3 BROWN THRASHERS at Wolf
Bayou CA and another BROWN THRASHER at Twin Borrow
Pits CA.  

Tim Kavan reported 16 SANDHILL CRANES were in a corn
field south of East Prairie (Mississippi Co.) on
Wednesday, February 27.


Information regarding membership in the Audubon
Society of Missouri may be obtained from June Newman,
Membership Chair, at 660-542-0873, 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]
314.387.8037 

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