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- RBA
* Missouri
* Statewide
* 18 June 2008
* MOST0806.18
 
- Species Mentioned
FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK
SNOW GOOSE
NORTHERN SHOVELER
GADWALL
AMERICAN WIGEON
Blue-winged Teal
GREEN-WINGED TEAL
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
American Bittern 
Northern Harrier
Peregrine Falcon
Common Moorhen
BLACK-NECKED STILT
BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD (potential 1st state record)
Blue-winged Warbler
Swainson’s Warbler
Ovenbird
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
Painted Bunting

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Joshua Uffman
E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
Compiled:  18 June 2008
 
This is the Wednesday, June 18, 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, present at the Reeves’ house near
Farmington (St. Francois Co.) since Friday, June 13,
has not been observed (or heard) since Monday, June
16.  Birders have continued to monitor the feeders and
should it return an alert will be sent out with
further information at that time.  

A NORTHERN HARRIER was observed by Jim Malone and Jack
Cowan on Monday, June 16, at Columbia Bottom CA (St.
Louis Co.).  Highlighting this CA are 3 FULVOUS
WHISTLING-DUCKS, found in Pool 2 by Bill Rudden on
Sunday, June 15.  At least 2 FULVOUS-WHISTLING DUCKS
were still present in Pool 2 on Wednesday, June 18.
Additionally, BLACK-NECKED STILTS continue to be
present in this area since Connie Alwood first found 2
BLACK-NECKED STILTS on April 25.  20+ BLACK-NECKED
STILTS have been observed by many the last few days. 
Additionally, the following have all been observed in
Pool 2 as of late; SNOW GOOSE, NORTHERN SHOVELER,
GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, BLUE-WINGED TEAL,
GREEN-WINGED TEAL, HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK,
AMERICAN BITTERN, and COMMON MOORHEN.  However, as of
Wednesday, June 18, Columbia Bottom CA is now closed
as a result of the current flooding in the area. 

Tom Bailey reported that the residential pair of
PEREGRINE FALCONS have successfully nested again on
the north side of the West Barnes-Jewish Hospital
building (St. Louis City).  There are at least 3
juveniles and 2 adults.  Chris Ferree observed 3
PEREGRINE FALCONS in this area flying around the
Steinberg Prairie on Friday, June 13. 


SOUTHEAST

Ryan Brady and Matt Ladage found a ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK well south of its’ summer range at Big Oak
Tree SP (Mississippi Co.) on Tuesday, June 17. 
Earlier in the day Ryan and Matt heard a singing
SWAINSON’S WARBLER at Donaldson Point CA (New Madrid
Co.), but were unable to ever see the bird.


SPRINGFIELD/SOUTHWEST

Mark McKellar and Ruth Simmons found a adult male
PAINTED BUNTING at Wah Kon Tah Prairie (Cedar Co.),
near El Dorado Springs, on Tuesday, June 17.  The bird
was on CRD 501 (the first road east of the
headquarters building), just past a house on the east
side of the road with multiple gray sheds/barns on the
property.  Directions to Wah Kon Tah can be found
here: 
http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/missouri/preserves/art19920.html


KANSAS CITY/NORTHWEST

Larry Lade observed a drake BLUE-WINGED TEAL, a drake
GREEN-WINGED TEAL and 4 young HOODED MERGANSERS at
Horseshoe Lake (Buchanan Co.) on Tuesday, June 17.


NORTHEAST

Phil Wire recorded a single BLUE-WINGED TEAL, a
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, and 26 singing OVENBIRDS at Union
Ridge CA (Adair/Sullivan/Putnam Co.’s) on Monday, June
16.  

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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