Florida RBA update Eur. Kestrel 03/02/03
* Date March 2, 2003
**This is a review species in Florida. Any details of sightings
should be sent to the FOS Records Committee at the address given at
the end of this report
Hotline: FLORIDA RARE BIRD REPORT
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compiler: Brian Ahern
This is Brian Ahern reporting the Florida Rare Bird Alert for
03/02/03. This report is sponsored by FLORIDA NATURE TOURS, which
offers tours to the Dry Tortugas, South Florida, private guiding and
a special Pelagic Trip off of Ponce Inlet on May 17th. For
information go to http://www.floridanaturetours.com or call 407-363-
1360. Reports are followed by coordinates from the DeLorme Florida
Atlas & Gazetteer and the page number of Bill Pranty's ABA guide "A
Birder's Guide to Florida" when possible.
Two CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRDS are visiting the feeders at Fran C.
Rutkovsky home in Tallahassee. If interested in viewing them please
contact her at 850-422-3636 or prutkov@...
The EURASIAN KESTREL at Lake Apopka Restoration Area, which is
northwest of Orlando has been seen on a daily basis since last
Wednesday 26th. It is in a restricted area but birders will continue
to be allowed in. As long as the bird is on their property the St.
Johns River Water Mgt. District will make every effort possible to
get birders in to see it. The same routine used in the past few days
will be in place at least through this coming weekend, Sunday March
9th. 2003. Harold Weatherman (possibly another SJRWMD employee next
weekend), will be at the Lust Rd. gate at 8:30 AM to guide people to
the bird. If the bird is still there after the 9th. either the same
schedule will continue or some modified version. Please meet promptly
at 8:30am at the gate at the end of Lust Road. Directions: From 441
(Orange Blossom Trail) in Apopka turn south onto SR-437. Follow SR-
437 for several miles and Lust Rd will be on your right. If you reach
Magnolia Park you have gone too far! Follow Lust Rd. all the way to
where it ends at the gate and make sure to be there by 9am. Pending
acceptance this represents a first state record and only one of a
dozen or so for the U.S.! (H. Robinson & all). DeLorme p. 79
The next RBA will be on March 7th unless the situation changes.
Documentation of rarities for FL Ornithological Society Records
Committee should be sent to:
FOSRC, c/o Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057,
Lake Placid FL 33862.
Florida Rare Bird Alert Mail-list: To subscribe go to:
Florida Birding website: http://www.javaswift.com/floridabirds/
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For more information on Florida bird sightings, locations, and
discussion please visit the following archives:
Statewide sightings/discussion listserv:
Regional sightings/discussion listservs:
North Florida: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nflbirds/
East Florida: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Eastbirders/
Southwest Florida: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SWFLBirdline/
Southeast Florida: http://tropicalaudubon.org/tasboard/index.html