Hi Rich,
It was pretty cool although startling to open up my email and see a post to "my" local birding listserv from someone I associated with birding in Texas (Ft Hood, May 2010, with my son Geoff just back from Afgh.) Glad you had a good trip. Hope to catch up with you again someday in Texas or Missouri! Take care, Martie Neal

-- Sent from my Palm Pre
On Aug 27, 2010 5:45 PM, Rich Kostecke <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 

I spent the whole morning (just after sunrise until just after noon) of 8/27/10 

at Busch Conservation Area in St. Charles Co, driving a 10 mile loop with many 

stops.  I observed 77, maybe 78, species, the highlight being 21-22 species of 

warbler.  Just about every wooded area I stopped at had a few birds and some 

areas had some fairly large, if loosely aggregated, mixed-species foraging 

flocks.  I don't know exact locations off the top of my head (I only visit the 

place a few times a year now-a-days), but if anyone wants more specific 

locations, just ask, and I'll do my best to pull them off a map.  My list for 

the morning:

Wood Duck 9

Northern Bobwhite 2

Wild Turkey 3

Green Heron 6

Turkey Vulture 17

Bald Eagle 1 adult overhead

Red-shouldered Hawk 4

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Mourning Dove 5

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2

Barred Owl 1

Chimney Swift 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 8

Downy Woodpecker 12

Pileated Woodpecker 5

Eastern Wood-Pewee 20

Acadian Flycatcher 2

Least Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 6

Great Crested Flycatcher 3

Eastern Kingbird 8

White-eyed Vireo 23

Bell's Vireo 3

Yellow-throated Vireo    3

Warbling Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 17

Blue Jay 7

American Crow 8

Barn Swallow 11

Cliff Swallow 2

Black-capped Chickadee 28 - I assume Black-capped, but I am not sure which side 

of of the Black-capped-Carolina chickadee line places are falling on now-a-days 

and I didn't pay that close attention to the chickadees I saw.

Tufted Titmouse 23

White-breasted Nuthatch 6

Carolina Wren 14

House Wren 3

Sedge Wren 3 singing

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 19

Swainson's Thrush 3

Wood Thrush 2

American Robin 86

Gray Catbird 8

Brown Thrasher 2

Cedar Waxwing 22 

Blue-winged Warbler 3

Golden-winged Warbler 3

Tennessee Warbler 17

Nashville Warbler 1

Northern Parula 9

Chestnut-sided Warbler 11

Magnolia Warbler 12

Blackburnian Warbler 3

Yellow-throated Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 1 (maybe 2) - Seems a bit early based on the minimal info I 

was able to dig up on line for the area; anyway I guess I am not 100% on this 

one, but I am not sure what else it would have been.

Black-and-white Warbler 10

American Redstart 6

Prothonotary Warbler 1

Worm-eating Warbler 8

Ovenbird 6

Louisiana Waterthrush 1

Kentucky Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 7

Hooded Warbler 1

Wilson's Warbler 1 male

Canada Warbler 1 male

Yellow-breasted Chat 4

Eastern Towhee 19

Field Sparrow 25

Henslow's Sparrow 2

Summer Tanager 1

Scarlet Tanager 3

Northern Cardinal 42

Indigo Bunting 29

Common Grackle 8

Baltimore Oriole 2

American Goldfinch 19

As an aside, I had 1 alder/willow flycatcher, 1 Golden-winged Warbler, 2 

Tennessee Warbler, 2 Northern Parula, 3 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 3 Magnolia 

Warbler, 2 Black-and-white Warbler, 2 American Redstart, 1 Mourning Warbler, and 

1 male Canada Warbler at Queeny Park in Ballwin (St. Louis Co.) on 8/26/10.


Richard Kostecke, Ph.D.

The Nature Conservancy

P.O. Box 5190, Fort Hood, Texas 76544-0190

Phone:  254-288-2088  Fax: 254-288-5039

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