I always find EUTS at a Lutheran School parking lot on Hwy 94 north of St Charles about 3-4 miles - on left - brick sign in front always has them sitting on it.
Catherine Davis
Weldon Spring Heights
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On Sep 11, 2012, at 11:22 AM, Chris Barrigar <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Larry,
 
Kudos on the new MO species - Eurasian Tree Sparrow! 300 species is definitely quite a feat, congrats!
 
I think I should sit down and take stock at my MO total species . . . I'd guess I'm flailing about somewhere between 260 and 270 species. I'll leave that for a sunny winter's day to compile that number.
 
Should anyone else be looking for the Eurasian Tree Sparrow, I have always had good luck with it at Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area there in northeast St. Louis. There is a population of about 30 that visit their feeders and or are around the parking lot of the visitor center. I've visited the St. Louis area 3 times now with enough time to go to Columbia Bottoms CA and have a 100% success rate of seeing them there.
http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/9736map.pdf
 
Bird on!

Chris Barrigar
 
Stoddard Co.
Bloomfield, MO
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> Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:08:43 -0500
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: ET Sparrow and helpful MO birders
> To: [log in to unmask]
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> On my way through St. Louis on Friday my wife and I stopped briefly at Tower
> Grove Park where we met Chris McClarren. To my delight she proved to be a
> veritable whirlwind at finding and identifying fall warblers. I told her I wanted to
> see the Eurasian Tree Sparrow while I was in the area, and she immediately
> went to work on the matter and began to track my progress for the next few
> days. She told me to call Pat Lueders. Pat said she was going out of town, but
> that I should call John Soldar. We then had to leave for Rockford, IL. Chris
> called to check on us and with more information while we were in Rockford.
> Before we returned to St. Louis I called John Soldar who gave me some detailed
> advice on finding the ETS, the best of which turned out to be that I should call
> Paul Bauer. I ended up at Paul's place where I saw an estimated 30 ET
> Sparrows and had a super chat with one of the the best of the longtime
> Missouri birders. While I was with Paul, Chris called once more and thus learned
> that her job was completed.
>
> The ETS was number 300 on my Missouri list. It took me seven and a half
> years. I know that some people do it in a single year, but that has not stopped
> me from being all puffed up about it.
>
> Larry Olpin
> Warrensburg, MO
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