* Missouri
* Statewide
* 13 October 2008
* MOST0810.13
- Species Mentioned
Red-shouldered Hawk
Clay-colored Sparrow
Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Black-throated Blue Warbler

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler:  Joshua Uffman
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Compiled:  13 October 2008

This is the Monday, October 13, 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 2008 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: **


Chris Barrigar located two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS amongst many sparrows at Crowley’s Ridge CA (Stoddard Co.) on Sunday, October 5.


A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a single NELSON’S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW were a few of the highlights found by Steve Kinder at Swan Lake NWR (Chariton Co.) on Sunday, October 5. 

At the marsh unit of Union Ridge CA (Adair/Sullivan Co’s) on Monday, October 6, Phil Wire located a single NELSON’S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW.

NELSON’S SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS continue at the Thompson River Wetland (Livingston Co.) as of Tuesday, October 7, when Steve Kinder observed three.   On Wednesday, October 8, Steve found a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at the edge of Chillicothe (Livingston Co.) across from the golf course.  


An adult male Black-throated Blue Warbler was found on Friday, October 10, at the Gaddy Bird Garden in Tower Grove Park (St. Louis City) by Bill Rudden.  The bird was observed by many  in this same area throughout the weekend and last seen on Sunday, October 12.  

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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