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-  RBA
*  Florida
*  Pensacola
*  Oct. 19,2000
*  FLPE0010.19


-  Transcript

hotline: Francis M. Weston Audubon Society Informational Hotline
date: Oct. 19, 2000
number: 850-934-6974  or
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compilers: Peggy Baker,

This is a Rare Bird Update for the Northwest Florida/ South Alabama for the
week of Oct.19, 2000 This hotline is sponsored by the Francis M. Weston
Audubon Society of Pensacola, FL.

OCTOBER 13-15- Dauphin Island, Al

The AOS meeting at the coast last weekend produced several
good birds, despite low numbers of migrants.  Best birds were
BLACK RAIL (seen two days at the Dauphin Island airport marsh),
MARBLED GODWIT (DI East End jetties), FRANKLIN'S GULL
(DI East End jetties), Alabama's second BROWN-CRESTED
FLYCATCHER (documented at the Shell Mounds), VERMILION
FLYCATCHER (Battleship Park near the submarine -- continued
through at least 10/16), CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (several
sites on DI including the East End, Shell Mounds, and airport
entrance), and HENSLOW'S SPARROW (two banded at
Ft. Morgan).  A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was seen 10/18
at the DI Shell Mounds, and another was at the airport during
the weekend.

Large numbers of migrants were noted today at Ft. Morgan.
[DeLorme 64-B4] (Greg Jackson, AL-BIRD)

OCTOBER 14- SATURDAY- St Joe State Park, Port St. Joe, Fl

A GROOVE-BILLED ANI was seen seen on 14th Street at Cape San Blas near the
St. Joe State Park.

OCTOBER 15- SUNDAY Ft. Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Fl.

Two VIRGINIA RAILS were seen in the  Battery Worth area on the west end of
the campground in the marsh behind the fence.  A WILSON'S WARBLER was seen
in the area behind the fort near the wall walk. (Miriam Jennings)

OCTOBER 16-MONDAY- Dauphin Island and Battleship Park,Mobile Al.

 SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was found on  Dauphin Island near the airport on
Oct. 16. Also on the 16th I found a VERMILION  FLYCATCHER (a young male) at
Battleship Park in Mobile. The bird can be found  hunting along the fence
near the water side of the field with the Vietnam  memorial. It was on the
fence near the large hanger-like building. (Alan W. Knothe,)

OCTOBER 17- TUESDAY- Ft. Walton Beach, Fl  Spray Fields
At about 0940, 17 October,  good looks at a CASSIN'S KINGBIRD at the Ft.
Walton Beach STF, NW corner of town.  It was feeding from the fence between
the Okaloosa County landfill and the spray field.  It was probably seen
earlier that day a couple of hundred yards further north in the NE corner
of the landfill.  (LENNY FENIMORE, DON WARE)

OCTOBER 18- WEDNESDAY, FWB, Fl Spray Fields

The CASSIN's KINGBIRD found on Tuesday at Ft. Walton Beach Spray Fields
was not relocated today. An  AUDUBON's  WARBLER was found by Bob Duncan
at the Mama Rosa pond area along the fence line that backs up to the
cattle pen. Other birds found included CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, WILSON'S
WARBLERS, LARK SPARROWS and an EARED GREBE.. (Lucy Duncan)

OCTOBER 19-THURSDAY- Ft. Morgan, Al

Today was the day to be at Fort Morgan.  Our HBSG banders banded 960 plus
birds today!  Totals for the last two weeks exceed 4000 birds banded.  The
woods here were loaded with birds when darkness came today.  I cannot wait
until the dawn.(Bob Sargent)

-End transcript

Peggy Baker
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