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    The following information has been provided to subscribers to the SRQbirdAlerts and this may be of interest to SWFloridaLine subscribers, in particular the
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 1, 2005
      The following information has been provided to subscribers to the
      SRQbirdAlerts and this may be of interest to SWFloridaLine subscribers, in particular the
      list of rare and accidental birds listed below. Also, those who visit
      Sarasota and Manatee Counties may wish to purchase a copy of the book "Birding Hot
      Spots in Sarasota and Manatee Counties" mentioned below.

      The letters SRQ stand for the Sarasota & Manatee area and comes from the
      symbol for our airport.

      Peter Rice

      The following is a list of rare and accidental birds (per "Birding Hot Spots
      in Sarasota and Manatee Counties") as a reference for sighting reports that
      may be of interest to other bird watchers in the Sarasota and Manatee area.

      Rare sightings in Sarasota & Manatee Counties

      American Wigeon
      Surf Scoter
      Black Scoter
      Long-tailed Duck
      Ruddy Duck
      Short-tailed Hawk
      Peregine Falcon
      King Rail
      Virginia Rail
      Purple Gallinule
      American Golden Plover
      Piping Plover
      American Avocet
      Upland Sandpiper
      Marbled Godwit
      White-rumped Sandpiper
      Baid’s Sandpiper
      Purple Sandpiper
      Buff-breasted Sandpiper
      American Woodcock
      Wilson’s Phalaropes
      Pomarine Jaeger
      Parasitic Jaeger
      Franklin’s Gull
      Bonaparte’s Gull
      Gull-billed Tern
      Black-billed Cuckoo
      Mangrove Cuckoo
      Burrowing Owl
      Hairy Woodpecker
      Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
      Least Flycatcher
      Vermilion Flycatcher
      Western Kingbird
      Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
      Philadelphia Vireo
      Black-whiskered Vireo
      Bank Swallow
      Brown-headed Nuthatch
      Sedge Wren
      Marsh Wren
      Wood Thrush
      Blue-winged Warbler
      Golden-winged Warbler
      Orange-crowned Warbler
      Nashville Warbler
      Bay-breasted Warbler
      Cerulean Warbler
      Swainson’s Warbler
      Kentucky Warbler
      Connecticut Warbler
      Mourning Warbler
      Canada Warbler
      Wilson’s Warbler
      Yellow-breasted Chat
      Bachman’s Sparrow
      Clay-colored Sparrow
      Field Sparrow
      Vesper Sparrow
      Lark Sparrow
      Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow
      Song Sparrow
      Lincoln’s Sparrow
      White-throated Sparrow
      White-crowned Sparrow
      Painted Bunting
      Yellow-headed Blackbird
      Shiny Cowbird
      Bronzed Cowbird
      House Finch
      Pine Siskin

      Accidentals sightings in Sarasota &Manatee Counties

      Pacific Loon
      Eared Grebe
      Cinnamon Teal
      Yellow Rail
      Heermann’s Gull
      Glaucous Gull
      Black-legged Kittiwake
      Elegant Tern
      Bridled Tern
      Sooty Tern
      Brown Noddy
      Smooth-billed Ani
      Bell’s Vireo
      Golden-crowned Kinglet
      Lapland Longspur
      Rusty Blackbird

      Hot Spots book - The revised and updated

      Hot Spots of Sarasota and Manatee Counties

      is available at the monthly meetings of Sarasota, Manatee
      and Venice Audubon Societies. The cost is $6. You can
      also purchase it by mail for $7.75.
      Make your check out to:

      SAS-Hot Spots and mail to:
      P.O. Box 15423
      Sarasota, FL 34277.

      The book is also available at many area bookstores.


      SRQ Bird Alerts is brought to you by Peter Rice in
      association with the Sarasota Audubon Society.
      Visit them at www.SarasotaAudubon.org

      Please send any bird alerts input for the SRQ Bird Alerts E-mails to:

      To subscribe, send an E-mail to: SRQbirdAlerts-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
      Should you NOT receive SRQ Bird Alerts for more than two weeks, you may need to
      re-subscribe by sending an E-mail to the address above. We encourage you to
      forward the SRQ Bird Alerts E-mails to others and to encourage others to
      subscribe to our bird alerts E-mail list.

      SW Florida bird watching related links that may be of interest:

      Manatee Audubon Society
      Venice Audubon Society
      Caloosa Bird Club (Ft. Myers, FL)
      Peace River Audubon (Charlotte County, Florida)
      SW Florida Birdline

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