Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 18:51:05 -0500
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From: Brad_Bergstrom <bergstrm@VALDOSTA.EDU>
Subject: S Georgia/ N Florida RBA 3-1-99
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South Georgia/ North Florida Rare Bird Alert
Date: 1 March 1999
Phone: 912-244-9190 (for taped message and to report sightings)
Compiler/Transcriber: Brad Bergstrom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(Note: this e-mail includes only the coastal-plain portion
of the Georgia statewide sightings on the phone message).
Asst. Compiler/Telephone Message: Lilla Kate Hart
Coverage: Coastal Plain of Georgia; north Florida
Sponsor: Georgia Ornithological Society
* S. Georgia/ N. Florida
* March 1, 1999
Rufous (or Allen's) Hummingbird
Lowndes Co., Georgia
The female RUFOUS (or ALLEN'S) HUMMINGBIRD has been attending a feeder in
Hahira for more than 5 weeks is still there (BSc fide BP). To look for the
bird, please call Betty Scruggs at 912-794-2556. Directions: head east
from Exit 7 of I-75 to the (only) stoplight. Turn left (on US-41), go two
blocks, turn left, cross the RR tracks and turn right on the first unpaved
driveway. Feeder is in front of red brick house.
One PURPLE FINCH has been visiting a feeder in Valdosta this week (BS fide
Miller Co., Georgia
An adult female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was banded in Colquitt on Feb. 20 (TJ;
contact TJWoodDuck@aol.com for details).
Sumter Co., Georgia
A BARN OWL was seen Feb. 20 near Cobb (TJ).
Bulloch/Candler cos., Georgia
On Feb. 20 at the Georgia Southern Univ. Bird of Prey Center in
Statesboro, a DARK-EYED JUNCO was seen at a feeder (BA).
At George L. Smith II State Park (located off of state road 26, east
of Statesboro) on the 3-mile loop trail were 4 FOX SPARROWs, 1
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, and 1 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW; SNOW GEESE were seen
on a nearby pond (BA).
Nassau Co., Florida
16 PURPLE SANDPIPERs were seen Feb. 20 on the beach near the jetty by the
fishing pier at Ft. Clinch State Park (BB et al.).
Leon Co., Florida
15-20 PURPLE MARTINs were Friday, Feb. 19th, there were 15-20 purple
martins feeding with a flock of about 50 tree swallows over the retention
pond next to Canopy Oaks elementary school (on Pointe Dr.). There were
also 7 BONAPARTE'S GULLs (MC).
One WINTER WREN, and perhaps 2, was/were still at Black Swamp as of Feb.
28; was seen on the left just at the first bend in the trail (BB); Black
Swamp is a power easement on the east side of Lake Bradford Rd. across
from the FSU Landscape Nursery.
Gulf Co., Florida
An adult SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen Feb 20 at the boat launch area
at St. Joe State Park (TK fide HH); another birder had earlier reported 2
imm. Scissor-tails near the Trading Post camp store on the road leading
to the park.
Observers: Brian Ahern (BA), Brad Bergstrom (BB), Mich Coker (MC), Howard
Horne (HH), Terry Johnson (TJ), Tom Kennedy (TK), Barbara Passmore (BP),
Betty Scruggs (BSc), Betty Smith (BS)
*GABO-L = "Georgia Birders On-Line" discussion group; to join, send the
message sub GABO-L <your name> to: email@example.com.
Birders may e-mail your sightings of Georgia (statewide) or north Florida
birds to this address (see above) or call the RBA phone number, whichever
is most convenient for you. To join Georgia Ornithological Society,
please send $16 to GOS, P.O. Box 1684, Cartersville, GA 30120. Thanks and
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