Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 23:07:09 -0400
Reply-To: Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
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From: Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
Subject: GA RBA, 07/24/00
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* Georgia statewide
* July 24, 2000
- Birds mentioned
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: July 24, 2000
to report: 770-493-8862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
compiled: July 24, 2000
compiler: Jeff Sewell
transcriber: Joel Hitt
This is the Georgia Rare Bird Alert for Monday evening, July 24, 2000, Jeff
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
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