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
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
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
St. Louis County, MO