Had a great day of banding and sharing our love of birds with a nice group of 
5th Graders.  This week, Dana and Ethan of the MRBO are sharing a great 
birding experience with school kids.  I have a great video that needs to be 
downloaded and the put on the internet.  Once I do that, with Dana & Ethan's 
permission then I will share it with you.  They do a fantastic job with the kids.

They had 90 birds on Monday, about 38 on Tuesday and only 20 today, but 
the south winds should bring in a new group for tomorrow morning.

Best bird was probably the Orchard Oriole.

Here is the list for Grand Pass today at the banding site and the marsh area I 
birded afterwards.  Best bird was an American Bittern trying to blend in with 
the grasses, almost fooled me but still got him.

Dana & Ethan went right home and called me that they saw a Scissor-tailed 
flycatchers at the railroad tracks near the intersection of Hwy 65 and N hwy.

Location:     Grand Pass CA
Observation date:     5/4/11
Number of species:     55

Blue-winged Teal     20
Northern Shoveler     1
Ring-necked Pheasant     1
Pied-billed Grebe     1
American Bittern     1
Great Blue Heron     1
Turkey Vulture     2
Red-tailed Hawk     1
Sora     2
American Coot     30
Killdeer     5
Spotted Sandpiper     1
Greater Yellowlegs     2
Pectoral Sandpiper     4
Mourning Dove     3
Chimney Swift     4
Red-headed Woodpecker     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Eastern Wood-Pewee     1
Eastern Phoebe     1
Eastern Kingbird     1
White-eyed Vireo     1
Warbling Vireo     6
Blue Jay     1
American Crow     2
Horned Lark     9
Northern Rough-winged Swallow     2
Barn Swallow     1
Tufted Titmouse     1
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet     2
American Robin     2
Gray Catbird     3
Brown Thrasher     1
Northern Parula     1
Yellow-rumped Warbler     2
Black-throated Green Warbler     1
Black-and-white Warbler     1
Common Yellowthroat     4
Yellow-breasted Chat     1
Lark Sparrow     1
White-throated Sparrow     1
White-crowned Sparrow     1
Northern Cardinal     4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     1
Indigo Bunting     1
Dickcissel     2
Red-winged Blackbird     45
Eastern Meadowlark     6
Common Grackle     12
Brown-headed Cowbird     4
Orchard Oriole     1
Baltimore Oriole     2
American Goldfinch     3

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Then took my wife out to Squaw Creek and saw 2 Peregrin Falcons, but no 
Eurasian Widgeon.  Only got there around 6:30 so had lousy light and very 
little time.  It was still a good hour of birding.  Here is the list.

Location:     Squaw Creek NWR
Observation date:     5/4/11
Number of species:     27

Snow Goose     10
Canada Goose     20
Wood Duck     2
American Wigeon     10
Blue-winged Teal     100
Northern Shoveler     2
Ring-necked Duck     9
Wild Turkey     2
Pied-billed Grebe     1
Double-crested Cormorant     2
Great Blue Heron     3
Turkey Vulture     6
Osprey     1
Bald Eagle     1
Red-tailed Hawk     1
Rough-legged Hawk     1
Peregrine Falcon     2
American Coot     200
Killdeer     4
Spotted Sandpiper     9
Greater Yellowlegs     2
Ring-billed Gull     1
Caspian Tern     2
Eastern Phoebe     1
Eastern Kingbird     1
Barn Swallow     3
Red-winged Blackbird     250

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Good Birding,
Keith Brink
Liberty, MO

The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Spring Meeting: April 29 - May 1, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri,