Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 08:18:39 -0500
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From: Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
Subject: GA RBA, 03/23/01
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* Georgia statewide
* March 23, 2001
- Birds Reported
Black-throated Green Warbler
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted form)
American Golden Plover
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: March 23, 2001
to report: 770-493-8862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
compiled: March 23, 2001
compiler: Jeff Sewell
transcriber: Joel Hitt
The following is the transcription for the Friday and Saturday evening
telephone reports, March 22-23, 2001, of the 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 (770-493-8862).
A few passerine migrants have turned up in the Atlanta area. From Kennesaw
Mountain on Saturday, Bob Zaremba reports that he and Deb saw 2 male
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS, the first of season there. They also had a
report that a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER had been seen there as well. They
noted large number of overwintering migrants passing through, notably
BLUE-HEADED VIREOS and RUBY- and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS. Yesterday Bob
said a female NORTHERN HARRIER was seen flying in the vicinity of Kennesaw
Mountain, which ties an early date for this site.
From south Georgia, Michael Bell reports on GABO-L a large flock of about
500 BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS in Decatur County (DeLorme 57 H-6). The site is on
Babcock Road 1/2 mile north of the intersection with Pine Hill Road. Look
for a field on the right. Michael also reports that the director of
Birdsong Plantation in Grady County has relocated the NORTHERN FLICKER,
Red-shafted form, previously reported there over the winter. The bird was
seen on March 23, Friday.
Larry Ross counted 38 SANDHILL CRANES moving through Houston County near
Perry on Friday. This flock is a rather late flock, most of these birds
already having moved through the state.
A couple of people have inquired as to a SCARLET IBIS reported March 13 in
northern Coffee County by Milton Hopkins, Jr. This bird was not reported
initially on the RBA as it was assumed to be an escaped bird and not a wild
bird. It was seen in a large flock of WHITE IBIS. If you are interested in
knowing more about this bird, you may call Frank Snow (912-384-1232 or his
And finally, on Friday, Walt Chambers reported 5 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS in
Stewart County 1.7 miles south of Florence Marina State Park on GA 139.
This location is 3.25 miles north of the Bradley Unit, Eufaula NWR.
This concludes the current edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. Please
note that the dates for the spring meeting of GOS are April 27-29 in Macon.
For information about this meeting or about the Georgia Ornithological
Society in general, see 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.