|Date: ||Mon, 19 Mar 2001 08:37:44 -0500|
|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, 03/18/01|
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* Georgia statewide
* March 18, 2001
- Birds Reported
Vermilion Flycatcher (not seen)
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: March 18, 2001
to report: 770-493-8862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
compiled: March 18, 2001
compiler: Jeff Sewell
transcriber: Joel Hitt
This is the transcription of the Sunday evening, March 18 2001, Georgia
Rare Bird Alert (RBA). The RBA is a service of the Georgia Ornithological
Society. Jeff Sewell is the compiler and voice of the telephone reports
The following highlights have come to our attention over the past 10 days.
On March 10 Michael Bell reported a female SURF SCOTER and 11 CANVASBACKS
on Lake Seminole in Seminole County. While there these birds were scattered
by numerous boaters on the lake, and he did not relocate them. These birds
were observed from Fairchild Park.
Giff Beaton reported that he and Tom Egan had a LINCOLN'S SPARROW and a
KING RAIL on March 14 or 15 in Wheeler County. This was near the community
of Scotland, and was at Clagg's Lake (DeLorme 52 A-4), just west of Hgy.
149 at the intersection of Hgy. 173.
Migrants have been arriving in the Atlanta area. Chuck Saleeby reports on
March 12 seeing ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS and a BLUE-HEADED VIREO along the
Chattahoochee River in Roswell.
Jeff Sewell and Carol Lambert birded Gould's Inlet and on the south tip of
Sea Island and found a PURPLE SANDPIPER. One was reported last year at this
location by Lydia Thompson. Perhaps this is the same bird.
Jeff and Carol did not find the VERMILION FLYCATCHER on March 12 at Reed
Bingham State Park, between Adel and Moultrie in South Georgia.
At E. L. Huie Land Application Facility south of Jonesboro, Jeff saw 2
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, and 21 PECTORAL SANDPIPER. These
sightings were all on Sunday, March 18. The ponds at Huie are quite full
and not conducive to shorebird stayovers. Overwintering ducks remain yet on
the pond, such as RING-NECKED DUCKS, LESSER SCAUP, NORTHERN SHOVELER,
GADWALL, and a few GREEN-WINGED TEAL.
This concludes the current edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. For
information about the Georgia Ornithological Society visit our website at
http://www.gos.org, or email us at email@example.com. To join GOS, send a check
for $16 to GOS, P.O. Box 5825, Valdosta GA 31603-5825.