* Missouri
* Statewide
* 27 April 2008
* MOST0804.27
- Species Mentioned
Cinnamon Teal
Long-tailed Duck
White-Faced Ibis
Peregrine Falcon
Sandhill Crane
Piping Plover
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
CURLEW SANDPIPER (potential 2nd state record)
MEW GULL (potential 1st state record)
Worm-eating Warbler
Connecticut Warbler

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Joshua Uffman
E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
Compiled:  27 April 2008
This is the Sunday, April 27, 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: **


Doug Willisí latest incredible find came on Saturday,
April 26, when he found a CURLEW SANDPIPER in the Snow
Goose Pool at Squaw Creek NWR (Holt Co.).  This
represents a 2nd state record for this species pending
acceptance from the MBRC.  The CURLEW SANDPIPER was
still present in the Snow Goose Pool on Sunday, April
27.  Also on April 27, Dave Easterla reported 45
AMERICAN AVOCETS were present in the Pump House Pool,
a BLACK-NECKED STILT was in the Main Pool (when coming
from the northeast corner of the auto tour loop), and
a drake CINNAMON TEAL, 2 calling SANDHILL CRANES, and
a PIPING PLOVER were all in Snow Goose Pool.

The potential first state record MEW GULL
(first-cycle) found by Doug Willis on Friday, April
18, at Smithville Lakeís Little Platte Marina (Clay
Co.) was last reported seen on Wednesday, April 23 at
the Little Platte swim beach.  A map of Smithville
Lake can be found here: .  On the
map you'll find Little Platte Marina is marked with a
boat anchor icon in "Little Platte Park" on the west
side of the lake. 
Also at Smithville Lake, a LAUGHING GULL was observed
by Doug Willis and others at the Little Platte Marina
on Friday, April 25.    

Kristi Mayo reported hearing a rather early
CONNECTICUT WARBLER at Watkins Mill SP (Clay Co.) on
Sunday, April 27.  The bird was near Bridge 6, on the
paved trail along the east side of the lake, less than
a quarter-mile from the campground.

On Wednesday, April 23, Larry Lade reported 18 ibis
were at Horseshoe Lake (Buchanan Co.), of which at
least one was a GLOSSY IBIS.  On Friday, April 25,
Larry reported the only ibis observed were all
also present.  The WHITE-FACED IBIS were still present
on Saturday, April 26.
The LONG-TAILED DUCK found by Dave Easterla on
Wednesday, April 23, at Mozingo Lake (Nodaway Co.) was
still present on Sunday, April 27.


Anne Downing found a single WHITE-FACED IBIS along the
first one-way loop at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.) on
Saturday, April 19.  While on Monday, April 21, Edge
Wade reported seeing 3 WHITE-FACED IBIS at Pool 2.  At
least 1 WHITE-FACED IBIS was still present in Pool 11
on Friday, April 25.  And, on Friday April 26, Andy
Forbes found a single PIPING PLOVER in Pool 10.


Phil Wire found a WORM-EATING WARBLER (rare in the
north) in a patch of woods near A.T. Still University
(Adair Co.) on Friday, April 25.

A single SANDHILL CRANE was seen flying over Thousand
Hills SP (Adair Co.) by the Truman State Univ.
ornithology class on Saturday, April 26.


At Columbia Bottom CA (St. Louis Co.) on Friday, April
25, Connie Alwood observed 2 BLACK-NECKED STILTS.  A
PEREGRINE FALCON and a single WILLET was observed
there on Saturday, April 26, by Dave Becher and the
Saturday WGNSS group.


A single WHITE-FACED IBIS was observed at Duck Creek
CA (Stoddard/Bollinger Co.ís) on Saturday, April 26,
by those on the SLAS fieldtrip.

On Saturday, April 26, Chris Barrigar reported a
PEREGRINE FALCON was still present near Pool 34 at
Otter Slough CA (Stoddard Co.).

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:

Joshua Uffman
MO Rare Bird Alert Compiler
St. Louis County, MO
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