Hello Missouri Birders,

The final days of winter season compiling have passed.  With that said, please send JOE EADES your Winter Seasonal Reports by March 10, at [log in to unmask]

Your winter seasonal report should include any significant sightings from the winter season (December 1, 2009 - February 28, 2010).

Examples of "significant sightings" include:

-- any species listed as "rare", "casual", or "accidental" on the Annotated Checklist of Missouri Birds <http://mobirds.org/MBRC/MOChecklist.asp >

-- late fall departure or early spring arrival dates

-- high counts or unusually low counts (also include a note if a species usually present in your area during
this period appeared to be completely absent or unusually abundant).

Information regarding the weather events in your area will also help Joe greatly.

PREFERRED FORMAT -- An Excel document with the following data:
1)  Species (sorted in checklist order, please)
2)  Number observed
3)  Date
4)  Location (include COUNTY)
5)  Reason sighting is being included
5)  Any additional notes (such as age/sex, notes about how you arrived at a particularly difficult identification, and whether you submitted documentation for casual or accidental species)

If you need an example, please let me know (Josh) and I will send one your way.

PHOTOS -- Submission of photos showing your significant sightings through the season is encouraged. High-resolution images can be e-mailed to Joe.

The data you provide is used to produce the regional report published in the American Birding Association's
"journal of record for birders," North American Birds; and a summary of sightings is also published in the ASM's quarterly publication, The Bluebird.

PLEASE REMEMBER -- Your sightings must be submitted directly to Joe in order to be considered for inclusion
in the final seasonal report.  Sightings posted only to MOBIRDS-L will not be included in the report.

Please send your sightings to Joe at [log in to unmask] by March 10.

Joshua Uffman,  Secretary to Joe Eades
Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO
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