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Florida RBA 05 August 2003

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  • Brian Ahern
    RBA * Florida * Statewide * Date August 5, 2003 * FLFL0308.05 -Birds mentioned: ++HEERMANN S GULL**++ BLACK-CAPPED PETREL** Cory s Shearwater MANX SHEARWATER**
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 5, 2003
      RBA
      * Florida
      * Statewide
      * Date August 5, 2003
      * FLFL0308.05

      -Birds mentioned:
      ++HEERMANN'S GULL**++

      BLACK-CAPPED PETREL**
      Cory's Shearwater
      MANX SHEARWATER**
      Audubon's Shearwater
      Wilson's Storm-Petrel
      BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL**
      LEACH'S STORM-PETREL
      Brown Booby
      Fulvous Whistling-Duck
      Short-tailed Hawk
      Upland Sandpiper
      Long-billed Curlew
      ARTIC TERN
      Gull-billed Tern
      Bridled Tern
      Sooty Tern
      Brown Noddy
      Mangrove Cuckoo
      Smooth-billed Ani
      ANTILLEAN NIGHTHAWK
      Cerulean Warbler
      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
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      compiler: Brian Ahern
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      This is Brian Ahern reporting the Florida Rare Bird Alert for
      08/05/03. 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.

      WAKULLA COUNTY
      On the 26th a first-year CERULEAN WARBLER was found along Wakulla
      Beach Road, a unit of SMNWR (J. Dozier & J. Murphy). DeLorme p. 50;
      Pranty p. 76

      On the 28th at St. Marks NWR a SWAINSON'S WARBLER was heard singing,
      on the curve before the double bridges (J. Dozier). DeLorme p. 50;
      Pranty p. 76

      NASSAU COUNTY
      On the 31st. four GULL-BILLED TERNS were found at the Intercoastal
      Waterway mudflats just off Amelia Island near A1A (J. Rink). DeLorme
      p. 41

      VOLUSA COUNTY
      On a fishing trip 100 miles out from Ponce Inlet the following
      species were seen on the 19th: one BLACK-CAPPED PETREL, 300 CORY'S
      SHEARWATER, 80+ AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER, two WILSON'S STORM-PETREL,
      BRIDLED TERNS, five BROWN NODDYS, and one ARCTIC TERN (B. Wallace).
      On a 27th another fishing trip from the same location 50 miles off
      shore produced the above mentioned species plus: one LEACH'S STORM-
      PETREL, one BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL, and a single MANX SHEARWATER
      (B. Wallace). DeLorme p. 75

      PINELLAS COUNTY
      On the 23rd. a GULL-BILLED TERN was seen on the Dunedin Causeway, on
      the beach at the first turn-off to the left (L.Kenney). DeLorme p. 82

      Two LONG-BILLED CURLEWS have been since this past week at different
      spots along North Beach at Ft. DeSoto Park (L Synder). Also the
      HEERMANN'S GULL is still being seen at East Beach on Ft. DeSoto but
      it has also turned up at Shell Key too. DeLorme p. 90; Pranty p. 126

      SARASOTA COUNTY
      On the 5th, a dark morph SHORT-TAILED HAWK was seen over Pinecraft
      Park in Sarasota (T. Mossbarger & J. Dubi). DeLorme p. 97

      BREVARD COUNTY
      On the 19th a BROWN NODDY was seen on Melbourne Beach. It was located
      about 1/2 mile north of the only traffic light in Melbourne Beach.
      Easiest access point to the beach is at the end of Avenue B, one
      block north of the light (K. LaBorde). DeLorme p. 88

      OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
      On the 28th a dark morph SHORT-TAILED HAWK was observed over
      Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park (P. Miller). DeLorme p. 101

      PALM BEACH COUNTY
      On the 27th four FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCKS and six SMOOTH-BILLED ANIS
      were found along Bolles Canal, C.R. 827 (V. Lucas & all) DeLorme
      p.107; D-3

      On the 1st. six UPLAND SANDPIPERS were present in the fields by the
      radio tower 10 miles south of South Bay on US 27 (D. Simpson & all).
      DeLorme p. 108

      BROWARD COUNTY
      A Pelagic trip from Hillsboro Inlet on Saturday 19th produced the
      following: 1 AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER, 65+ WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 1
      LEACH'S STORM-PETREL, 1 BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL, 7 SOOTY TERNS, 2
      BRIDLED TERNS, & 2 BROWN NODDYS (M. Berney). DeLorme p. 115

      MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
      On the 19th from a fishing trip into the gulf stream from Keystone
      Point in North Miami along Biscayne Bay a BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL
      was seen plus BRIDLED TERNS and a BROWN NODDY (P. Bithorn). DeLorme
      p. 119

      On the 19th a UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen on both sides of State Road
      9336, between 217th Ave and Lucky Hammock (D. LaPuma). DeLorme p. 122

      MONROE COUNTY
      On the 20th a MANGROVE CUCKOO was seen along the Mangrove Trail at
      John Pennycamp State Park (W. Chatfield-Taylor). DeLorme p. 122;
      Pranty p. 244

      On the 27th a Pelagic Trip from Key Largo produced: one BAND-RUMPED
      STORM-PETREL, WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, CORY'S & AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER,
      BRIDLED & SOOTY TERNS, BROWN NODDIES, and BROWN BOOBIES (L. Manfredi
      & all). DeLorme p. 123

      At least six ANTILLEAN NIGHTHAWKS were seen along the western portion
      of the Airport in Marathon on the 26th. Between 8pm & 8:30pm (D.
      Simpson & all). DeLorme p. 125; Pranty p. 252

      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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