We had a great count for the North American Migration Count in 2008.  Sorry 
it took me so long to get the compiling completed and this e-mail out.
We had a record number of species (137) and the second highest number of 
birds seen (3,500).

We had several 'firsts' for the Phelps County Spring Migration Count this 
Bald Eagle (1)
Virginia Rail (4!)
Sora (2)
Western Flycatcher (recorded on one count previously)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1-feeder bird... interestingly, it has not been seen 
since that day!)

It was a record high count for:
Canada Goose
Broad-winged Hawk
Pileated Woodpecker
Tufted Titmouse
Swainson's Thrush
White-crowned Sparrow

And then there were the Warblers:  we had 34 species of warblers and 583 
individuals.  Only 36 species are really likely in our county (we missed 
Golden-winged and Cerulean), so we had a nearly perfect day.
We had record high counts for these warblers:
Cape May
Black-throated Green
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
What did we miss?
Yellow-billed Cuckoos?  I haven't heard one yet this year.
Grasshopper Sparrows?  again, we didn't record any.
Where were the Yellow-crowned Night Herons?  They were at Meramec Springs 
Park before the count and after, but not on count day.
Have Eurasian Collared-Doves disappeared from our county after making their 
appearance in the previous few years?
The stormy evening weather grounded the Common Nighthawks (the first count 
in at least 14 years that we haven't recorded any).
And finally, where were the Mockingbirds?  we didn't have any on count day.

(I had a wonderful day!!)

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