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- RBA
* Missouri
* Statewide
* 16 June 2008
* MOST0806.16
 
- Species Mentioned
FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK
NORTHERN SHOVELER
GADWALL
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Common Moorhen
BLACK-NECKED STILT
BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD (potential 1st state record)

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Joshua Uffman
E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
Compiled:  16 June 2008
 
This is the Monday, June 16, 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 **


ST. LOUIS AREA

The potential 1st state record BROAD-TAILED
HUMMINGBIRD continues at the Reevesí house near
Farmington (St. Francois Co.) as of Monday, June 15. 
Bill Reeves first noticed this bird on Friday, June 13
(not such an unlucky day).  To reach the location of
this bird:  Take Hwy 67 south toward Farmington, go 3
miles past the Hwy W exit to Hildebrecht Road (which
is on the right).  Take Hildebrecht Road right from
Hwy 67.  Go about a 1/4 mile and turn left into
Winchester Hills Subdivision.  Follow up a hill past
Wild Horse Drive (less than a 1/2 mile). Bill's house
is the second house on the right past Wild Horse
Drive.  The address is 20 Winchester Road.  Pull down
the driveway and watch the feeder on the deck, which
is the one it seems to be coming to most.  No need to
make reservations before coming.  However, the bird
has been very inconsistent in making appearances the
last couple of days.  Therefore, patience may be
required to observe this bird.

BLACK-NECKED STILTS continue to be observed at
Columbia Bottom CA (St. Louis Co.) since Connie Alwood
first found 2 on April 25.  20+ BLACK-NECKED STILTS
were present as of Monday, June 16.  Also at Columbia
Bottom CA, a single NORTHERN SHOVELER, 2 GADWALL, a
HOODED MERGANSER, 18 RUDDY DUCKS, and a single COMMON
MOORHEN were observed on Monday, June 16.  In
addition, the 3 FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCKS, found in Pool
2 by Bill Rudden on Sunday, June 15, were still
present.  To reach Pool 2:  Take the gravel road that
begins on the right, just after passing through the
main entrance of the CA.  Continue on this gravel road
until it straightens out and runs along flooded corn
stubble fields on your left (north) and the tree lined
flooded fields on the right (south).  Park at the
first parking lot (on the left) and walk across the
gravel road and go around the gate; the ducks were
observed at the "first bend in the road" on Sunday
evening and again Monday evening.  However, it should
be noted this is a very large pool and finding them
could take some time.  This is also the same area the
BLACK-NECKED STILTS are being observed at rather
routinely the last few days.

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
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314.387.8037 

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