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Florida RBA 30 May 2003

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  • Brian Ahern
    RBA * Florida * Statewide * Date May 30, 2003 * FLFL0305.30 -Birds mentioned: Cory s Shearwater Audubon s Shearwater Wilson s Storm-Petrel Band-rumped
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      RBA
      * Florida
      * Statewide
      * Date May 30, 2003
      * FLFL0305.30

      -Birds mentioned:
      Cory's Shearwater
      Audubon's Shearwater
      Wilson's Storm-Petrel
      Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
      Surf Scoter
      White-tailed Kite
      BLACK RAIL
      White-rumped Sandpiper
      RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
      Gull-billed Tern
      Sooty Tern
      Bridled Tern
      Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
      Swainson's Warbler

      **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
      to report e-mail: BrianAhern@...
      compiler: Brian Ahern
      transcriber: Same

      This is Brian Ahern reporting the Florida Rare Bird Alert for
      05/30/03. This report is sponsored by FLORIDA NATURE TOURS, which
      offers tours to the Dry Tortugas, South Florida, private guiding. 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.

      PLEASE NOTE: During the months of June, July, & August the FL. RBA
      may not be sent out on a weekly basis, but as needed in response to
      the decrease of bird activity during the hot summer.

      GULF COUNTY
      A SURF SCOTER in full breeding plumage was found near Black's Island
      in St. Joe Bay on Saturday 24th (W. Harris). DeLorme p. 59; Pranty p.
      56

      TAYLOR COUNTY
      On Saturday 24th a BLACK RAIL was heard calling & 'growling' on the
      salt marshes SE of town, of Steinhatchee. Drive SE from Steinhatchee
      on Hwy 361 (The Road to Nowhere) until it dead ends in the salt marsh
      (about 10 miles, mostly paved). From the end of the road, walk East
      (left) down off-road truck tracks about 200-300 feet. The area where
      Black Rail was heard calling was thick tussocks of grass...very wet
      in places. He responded to a tape. Also a SWAINSON'S WARBLER was
      heard singing from the Hickory Mounds impoundment (J. Murphy).
      DeLorme p. 62/63; Pranty p. 83

      VOLUSIA COUNTY
      On Saturday 24th the following species were seen during an offshore
      fishing contest off of Ponce Inlet: 16 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 4
      AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS, 10 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 1 BAND-RUMPED STORM-
      PETREL, 2 SOOTY TERNS, 20 BRIDLED TERNS, & 8 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES
      (B. Wallace). DeLorme p. 75; Pranty p. 176

      PINELLAS COUNTY
      A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen Thursday 29th at Ft. DeSoto
      Park. This adult
      bird was working from the phone lines about 1 mile from the North
      Beach (D. Ferrell). DeLorme p. 90; Pranty p. 126

      MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
      On Friday 31st eight WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were found in the fields
      near the Homestead Speedway. Directions: Exit Florida's Turnpike in
      Homestead, at s.w. 137 ave. go south on this to s.w. 328 st. turn
      left on s.w. 328 st. drive to the second grassy road and make a right
      turn here. Drive down this road and scan on both sides for birds. You
      will be looking at the northeast side of the racetrack (L. & C.
      Manfredi). DeLorme p. 122; Pranty p. 230

      EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
      On Saturday 24th a WHITE-TAILED KITE was seen west of the south end
      of Research Road and two GULL-BILLED TERNS were found at Eco Pond (B.
      Roberts). DeLorme p. 121/122; Pranty p. 234

      Good Birding!

      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.
      Website: http://www.fosbirds.org/

      Florida Rare Bird Alert Mail-list: To subscribe go to:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FLRBA

      Florida Birding website: http://www.javaswift.com/floridabirds/
      FLORIDABIRDS-L website: http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm

      For more information on Florida bird sightings, locations, and
      discussion please visit the following archives:
      Statewide sightings/discussion listserv:
      BIRDBRAINS: http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/archives/brdbrain.html
      FLABIRDING: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FlaBirding/
      FLORIDABIRDS-L: http://www.lists.ufl.edu/archives/floridabirds-l.html
      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

      Brian Ahern
      Tampa, FL.
      BrianAhern@...
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