MOBirds-L is a statewide (and then some) list, and all the more useful
for it. Birding our own areas is improved by knowing what's going on in
the larger area, and of course, sometimes we hear about birds worth
travelling for. Reports from less frequently visited sites are some of
the most valuable, because if the few folks who do bird them don't share
what they find, who will?


So by all means, please keep those reports coming, and don't feel like
folks in the other corners (and edges, and middles) of the state aren't


Dave Scheu

MOBirds-L list co-owner

St. Louis, MO

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Subject: Re: good birding site




The whole listserv and the whole state are no more than a network of
subsets.  When a subset opts to the rump caucus option we all lose.
Just because I don't live near Cape doesn't mean that I'm unfamiliar
with or uninterested in the area and its avifauna.


Last time I checked with Brad Jacobs, he (who is trying for 300 species
this year) was still missing a Bay-breasted Warbler, so I know he's
interested in your list!


Please keep those reports coming.


And, did you know that the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center and
Cape Woods are CACHE sites?  The advantage is that you can enter
sightings from these sites into the CACHE database and generate a list
that, with a cut and paste, you can have ready-made to share with people
on Mobirds-l.


Good birding,



On Oct 12, 2009, at 2:06 AM, David Starrett wrote:


A couple of you asked me to post birds seen at the Cape Girardeau County
Park, Conservation Nature Center after I recently mentioned on this list
what we had been seeing.  While I realize this is pertinent only to a
small subset on this listserve in this corner of the state, here are a
couple of lists from the past week (I am behind getting them posted).

Oct 7, 36 hrs after the last cold front came through.  Some nice warbler
groups, one a good number of black-throated greens.  Another group of at
least 20 worked the same 6-8 trees, two of which had bare branches and
thus great viewing and ability to get under and look up the skirts of
some birds to see tail undersides.  Some surprises for us in this group.
I am listing all birds we saw even though some are the common residents:

Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler (5+)
Black-throated Green Warbler (15+)
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Redstart 
Blue-headed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (showing red crown!)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Wood Duck
Canadian Goose
Gray Catbird
Northern Cardinal
Blue Jay
Mourning Dove
Northern Mockingbird

Oct 11. A large flock of yellow-rumped warblers with one black-throated
green mixed in, and likely a separate flock or two, so plenty of these
guys (and gals).  Nice surprises were the yellow-bellied sapsucker, the
hermit thrush and the grebe.

Black-throated Green Warbler 
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (showing red crown!)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (25+)
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Tufted Titmouse
Hermit Thrush
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (juvenile)
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Summer Tanager
Gray Catbird
Northern Cardinal
Blue Jay
Mourning Dove
Northern Mockingbird
Barred Owl (heard)
Red-tailed Hawk
Pied-billed Grebe

Dave Starrett 


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