Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 00:55:34 -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, 08/14/99
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* Georgia statewide
* August 14, 1999
- Birds mentioned
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Greater Black-backed Gull
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: August 14, 1999
to report: 770-493-8862, or firstname.lastname@example.org
compiled: August 14, 1999
This is the Georgia Rare Bird Alert for Saturday evening, August 14, 1999.
Earl Horn reports the season's first BUFF-BELLIED SANDPIPER at the Super
Sod Farm in Peach County, south of Macon. Other species there included
LEAST SANDPIPER and PECTORAL SANDPIPER.
Proceed to exit 44 on I-75, Houser's Mill Road, or GA 96. Exit and turn
east. In about 1/4 mile look for a sign for Sod Farm Road, and turn right.
Proceed to the office straight ahead, and turn left. After this turn you
will be heading east into the main area of the sod farm. Look out into the
middle of the sod areas for the sandpipers. The birds are usually foraging
on the right or south side of the road, often near the area of the drainage
Earl also reports some WOOD STORKS at the Ocmulgee National Monument in
Macon, at the swampy area.
Bill Blakeslee led an Atlanta Audubon field trip to the coast on Saturday.
At South Beach on Jekyll Island, he reports about 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS, as well as some immature GREATER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. The group also
saw 3 ROSEATE SPOONBILL south of the entrance to the Jekyll Island causeway
on US 17.
At Kennesaw Mountain this weekend in Cobb county, about 7-8 warbler species
were counted. Most notable was the season's first BLUE-WINGED WARBLER.
At the E. L. Huie Land Application Facility south of Jonesboro in Clayton
County, the season's first BLUE-WINGED TEAL showed up this weekend. The
female NORTHERN PINTAIL continues its residency there as well. 7-8 species
of shorebirds were counted, the most noteworthy being a SHORT-TAILED
This concludes this edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. If you need any
information about GOS, email us at email@example.com, or visit our Web Site at
http://www.gos.org. To join GOS, send a check for $16 to GOS, P.O. Box
5825, Valdosta GA 31603-5825