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Date:         Mon, 24 Jul 2000 23:07:09 -0400
Reply-To:     Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
Sender:       Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
Subject:      GA RBA, 07/24/00
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* Georgia * Georgia statewide * July 24, 2000 * GAGA0007.24

- Birds mentioned

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hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert date: July 24, 2000 number: 770-493-8862 to report: 770-493-8862 or coverage: Statewide compiled: July 24, 2000 compiler: Jeff Sewell transcriber: Joel Hitt

This is the Georgia Rare Bird Alert for Monday evening, July 24, 2000, Jeff Sewell reporting.

Eric Beam saw a female SHINY COWBIRD on Friday, July 21, at the Altamaha State Waterfowl Management Area just south of Darien on Butler Island. This is the best place in the state to see this species to date. This particular bird was seen with a flock of Brown-headed Cowbirds right at US 17 at the check station, between the check station and the big white house on the right of the highway as you proceed south out of Darien. Eric also counted 44 GULL-BILLED TERNS, 2 LEAST TERNS and 2 PURPLE GALLINULES, on the road proceeding from this area west to I-16. At Crooked River State Park (St. Mary's) on the same day, he reports

From the Atlanta area, Bob Zaremba called in a report today from the E. L. Huie Land Application in Clayton County south of Jonesboro. LEAST SANDPIPERS, PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, and 3 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, along with several GREAT EGRETS, were among the species seen.

Bob also reports a female CERULEAN WARBLER in the bird bath his Marietta home on Friday the 21st.

Also from Atlanta, Marianna Wilson called today from DeKalb County near Northlake Mall to report a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE flyover seen from her yard. The bird was at tree-top level. This was about 1:00 PM, with the bird headed south. Not a bad yard bird for the urbanized piedmont region of Georgia!

Eric Kellon of Little St. Simon's Island reports on a field trip to Myrtle Pond of that small barrier island earlier today. One ROSEATE SPOONBILL, WOOD STORKS, 30 WHITE IBIS, LITTLE BLUE HERONS, TRI-COLORED HERONS, and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were among species at the pond. At the beach area he found 2 LONG-BILLED CURLEWS, 3 WHIMBRELS, a small flock of MARBLED GODWITS, RED KNOTS, SANDERLINGS, DOWITCHERS, and 3 pair of AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS. Also SEMI-PALMATED, PIPING, and a few WILSON'S PLOVERS. Finally, LEAST, GULL-BILLED, ROYAL, and BLACK TERNS round out Eric's report.

Little St. Simon's is a private area, of course, and special arrangements have to be made to get there.

Thus concludes this edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. For information about GOS visit our website at, or email us at To join GOS, send a check for $16 to GOS, P.O. Box 5825, Valdosta GA 31603-5825.

-End transcript Lawrenceville GA 770-932-5513 (v/f)

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