Despite high water that restricted access to several good birding  
areas, 162 species were seen during the ASM weekend field trips.   
Trips went to Bear Creek Trail, Three Creeks, Whetstone Creek, Rocky  
Fork Lakes and Eagle Bluffs conservation areas, Rock Bridge Memorial  
State Park, Baskett Wildlife Research Area, Prairie Garden Trust.

Highlights included an American Bittern that performed a flight for  
onlookers, Little Blue Heron, Osprey, Virginia Rail, a few  
shorebirds, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Western  
Kingbird, Fish Crow, Bell's Vireo, Sedge Wren, 25 species of  
warblers, Clay-colored, Le Conte's, Henslow's and Harris's sparrows,  
and Blue Grosbeaks.

The Painted Bunting in the Jeff City area was missed yesterday, but  
has been seen since.

Paul McKenzie has found a Bewick's Wren near where one spent last  

Paul reports 5 Clay-colored Sparrows at his office feeders and a  
leucistic Eurasian Collared-Dove also at the feeders.

A White-winged Dove in Hallsville was photographed today (seen only  

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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ASM Spring Meeting: May 1-3, 2009 in Columbia, MO.