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Date:         Sun, 9 Jul 2000 23:32:36 -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, 07/09/00
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- RBA

* Georgia * Georgia statewide * July 9, 2000 * GAGA0007.09

- Birds mentioned

Curlew Sandpiper Whimbrel Black Tern Common Tern Sandwich Tern Reddish Egret Wood Stork Yellow-crowned Night-Heron White Ibis Great Blue Heron Great Egret Little Blue Heron

- Transcript

hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert date: July 9, 2000 number: 770-493-8862 to report: 770-493-8862 or lambertsewell@mindspring.com coverage: Statewide compiled: July 9, 2000 compiler: Jeff Sewell transcriber: Joel Hitt

This is the Georgia Rare Bird Alert for Sunday evening, July 9, 2000, Jeff Sewell reporting.

On Saturday Deb Barrero of Tybee Island reported a male CURLEW SANDPIPER in breeding plumage on Little Tybee Island. At least 11 other birders converged on the site today (Saturday) and relocated the bird. Photographs were taken, notes were made, and all agreed that this is indeed a Curlew Sandpiper. If substantiated by the photos, this would become the first documented record of the species in Georgia. A couple of other reports in the past have not been well-documented enough to confirm the sighting.

At the same site today the following birds were reported: 2 WHIMBREL, 100 BLACK TERNS, 200 COMMON TERNS, perhaps 75 SANDWICH TERNS, 3 REDDISH EGRETS, as well as many other typical species for Georgia barrier islands at this time of year. Access to Little Tybee is by boat only. Call Rene Height at 912-786-9470 to make arrangements for a trip to the island. There are other people as well who may be available for boat trips to Little Tybee. You may also call Deb Barrero at 912-786-0435 to discuss possible arrangements.

From Henry County on Sunday at the Eagle's Landing marsh, the following species were seen: 13 WOOD STORKS, 3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 5 WHITE IBIS, GREAT BLUE HERON, GREAT EGRETS, and a few LITTLE BLUE HERONS. The site is located about 2 miles east of I-75 on Eagle's Landing Parkway/Hudson Bridge Road, on the right. There will be a sign that says "Nature Preserve" at his location.

Thus concludes this edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. For information about GOS visit our website at http://www.gos.org, or email us at gos@hom.net. 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) joel@hitt.com


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