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  • Charlie Ewell
    All, Here is a note from David Powell posted to various lists yesterday (1 Dec): Dear Birders, It s time to submit your bird observations from the Fall 2001
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2, 2001
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      Here is a note from David Powell posted to various lists yesterday (1 Dec):

      Dear Birders,

      It's time to submit your bird observations from the Fall 2001 season
      (August - November). These observations may be published in "North
      American Birds" and "Florida Field Naturalist," the ornithological
      journals of the American Birding Association and Florida Ornithological
      Society, respectively. Please submit your observations by December 15.

      NAB has a much wider audience but a very tight word limit, while
      readership in FFN is mostly limited to Florida but the report has no
      word limit (although we have started to impose our own).

      We will not be "plucking" any observations from posts to the Internet, so
      please submit your notable sightings to us.

      To make it easiest to compile your observations, PLEASE follow this
      format when putting your report together. And PLEASE put all your
      observations in phylogenetic order, not in random or chronological order

      Number of individuals
      Location (including county)
      Details for species rare or difficult to distinguish from common species.

      As an example:

      Leach's Storm-Petrel: 53 at Playalinda Beach, Canaveral National
      Seashore (Brevard) 23 Apr-1 May, with 32 on 28 Apr (Kurt Radamaker,
      David Powell, David Simpson et al.). Identified as Leach's by the dark
      line in the middle of the white rump, the forked tail, the
      nighthawk-like erratic flight, and no feet projecting beyond the end of
      the tail. Photographs obtained by K. Radamaker, posted to the Internet.

      We cannot accept reports of rare birds submitted without documentation.
      This includes all species requiring review by the Florida Ornithological
      Society Records Committee (FOSRC; see Bowman 2000. Florida Field
      Naturalist 28: 149-160), as well as other species or groups that cause
      frequent identification problems (e.g., storm-petrels, kingbirds,
      Empidonax flycatchers), or may be escapees from captivity.

      For reports of extremely rare species sent to the FOSRC, please send a
      photocopy of your documentation to us, so that we know details have been
      formally submitted.

      Photographs (digital or otherwise) or scans (of at least 400 DPI) are
      welcome for possible inclusion in "North American Birds," and as
      supporting documentation for your reports of rarities.

      We encourage you to submit your photographs also to the Florida Birds
      website maintained by Kurt Radamaker

      Please send your observations via e-mail if possible (but snail mail is
      acceptable) to the regional compiler for your area (see list below).

      All observers whose sightings are published are acknowledged fully in
      FFN and NAB.

      As of May 2001, all three of the NAB seasonal editors for the Florida
      Region are now members of the FOS Field Observations Committee, so all
      reports sent to FFN automatically are sent also to NAB.

      Thank you for your contributions to Florida ornithology.

      Best regards,

      Bruce Anderson

      Winter seasonal compiler, North American Birds

      Bill Pranty

      State Compiler, FOS Field Observations Committee
      Spring and Fall seasonal compiler, North American Birds

      Dave Powell

      Summer seasonal compiler, North American Birds


      WESTERN PANHANDLE (Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton cos.): Bob
      and Lucy Duncan; 614 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561,
      e-mail: duncan44@...

      EASTERN PANHANDLE (Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson Leon, and Wakulla cos.):
      Gail Menk; 2725 Peachtree Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304; no e-mail

      NORTHEAST FLORIDA (Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns cos.):
      Peggy Powell; 2965 Forest Circle, Jacksonville, Florida 32257; no e-mail.

      NORTH-CENTRAL FLORIDA (Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Hamilton, Hernando,
      Levy, and Marion cos.): Bev Hansen; 6573 Pine Meadows Drive, Spring
      Hill, Florida 34606; e-mail: bevalhansen@...

      EAST-CENTRAL FLORIDA (Brevard, Indian River, Martin, Orange, St. Lucie,
      Seminole, and Volusia cos.): Bruce Anderson: 2917 Scarlet Road, Winter
      Park, Florida 32792; email: scizortail@...

      CENTRAL FLORIDA (Highlands, Lake, Osceola, Okeechobee, and Polk cos.):
      Linda Cooper; 558 Sunshine Boulevard, Haines City, Florida 33844-9540;
      e-mail: Lcooper298@...

      WEST-CENTRAL FLORIDA (Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas cos.): David
      Powell; 1407 Storington Ave., Brandon, FL 33511, e-mail: vireo@...

      SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA (Charlotte, Collier, De Soto, Lee, Manatee, and
      Sarasota cos.): Charlie Ewell; 1121 SW 11th Court, Cape Coral, FL 33991,
      e-mail: anhinga42@...

      SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach cos.):
      John H. Boyd III; 15770 SW 104th Terrace, Apartment 103, Miami, Florida
      33196, e-mail: boydj@...

      David Powell
      Brandon, FL

      Charlie Ewell
      Arlyne Salcedo
      Cape Coral, FL
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