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Thanks, Larry and Josh, for the follow-up on my inquiry regarding the Great Egret--the information is much appreciated.
Karen Stair
Lee's Summit
Jackson County



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From: Larry Lade <[log in to unmask]>
To: MOBIRDS-L <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wed, Dec 30, 2015 6:34 am
Subject: Re: Missouri Winter Great Egret Records



I just thought there might bee a late date record. I did not know that they occur "year round" somewhere in the state of Missouri. Thanks for the info, Josh.


Larry Lade
St. Joseph, MO


 



 
 
 
 On Tuesday, December 29, 2015 11:02 PM, Joshua Uffman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

  

 


Larry, Karen and others interested in winter Great Egret records in Missouri:  


Karen is correct that the Great Egret she observed at Squaw Creek NWR (Holt Co.) does not need to be documented (formally) with the Missouri Bird Records Committee. As she noted, the Annotated Checklist on the ASM website lists this species as a rare winter visitor.  That specifically implies there are at least 15 records of Great Egret documented during the winter season to date.  And, as Allen Smith already pointed out, a number of those records can be seen by searching eBird for Great Egret during the December - February time period, seen here:  http://ebird.org/ebird/map/greegr?neg=true&env.minX=-108.36331210332196&env.minY=32.306092245668914&env.maxX=-76.39309725957196&env.maxY=43.45325062329126&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=12-2&bmo=12&emo=2&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2015


So, in regards to a "late date"... it is pretty tough to put a finger on that, since the records span the entire calendar year, at least the southern half of the state. If anything is unique about this latest sighting, is that it does appear to be the most northern wintering individual in Missouri.  So, certainly worthy of including in a seasonal report so it is captured in the permanent record.  



Hope this is helpful,
Josh




Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO
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Missouri Bird Records:  www.showme-birds.com




 






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