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FLORIDA STATEWIDE RARE BIRD ALERT UPDATE
- * FL00010.14
Phone: 561-340-0079  (for taped message and to report sightings)
* Compilers: Hank and Dotty Hull
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 -Transcript

This is Dotty Hull reporting the Florida Statewide Rare Bird Alert for
Friday , October 14. This report is sponsored by FLORIDA NATURE TOURS, which
offers two April and two May tours to the Dry Tortugas and several South
Florida tours, as well as private guiding. For information go to
http://www.floridanaturetours.com or call 407-363-1360. Reports are followed
by coordinates from the DeLorme Florida Atlas & Gazatteer. To leave a
report, press 4 now and begin speaking after the tone.


SPECIES MENTIONED
WESTERN TANAGER
LONG-BILLED CURLEW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Migration report

PINELLAS COUNTY
A first-year male WESTERN TANAGER was seen on 10/14 on Osprey Trail at
Honeymoon Island SRA. To reach the area where the tanager was seen, take the
Osprey Trail north from the parking lot for a couple of hundred yards then
take the first trail to the left. In a hundred yards this trail reaches a
"T" intersection. Go right (north) here and keep going until the trail
crosses a very sandy area. Just after this you will see an area of dead
Slash Pines on the left and a small post with an orange and white top in the
vegetation to the left of the trail. The bird was seen in the trees
immediately around this post. A Nashville Warbler was seen about 100 yards
down Osprey Trail and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen about half-way down
the trail. To reach the park from US 19 take CR 586 west to park. Admission.
De Lorme p. 82, D2

PALM BEACH COUNTY
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a Sedge Wren were seen on 10/14 at Spanish River
Park in Boca Raton. Look in the field where the Australian pines have been
taken down. Take I-95 to the Yamato Rd. exit and turn east. Go to U.S. 1 and
turn south to Spanish River Blvd. Go a short distance to the park entrance
on the right. There is a $10 parking charge on weekends and less during the
week. Instead, park on Spanish River Blvd. and enter the park on foot from
there. De Lorme p. 115, A-B3

 Migration report
Six warbler species and several other migrants were seen at Saddle Creek
Park in Lakeland on 10/14.

Eighteen warbler species were seen on 10/14 on Bolen Bluff Trail at Paynes
Prairie in Gainesville.

Fifteen warbler species, including a male Wilsonís Warbler, plus many other
migrants were seen at Turkey Creek Sanctuary in Palm Bay on 10/14.

Good Birding!

Documentation of rarities for FL Ornithological Society Records Committee
should be sent to
FOSRC, c/o Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid FL 33862.

Florida Rare Bird Alert Maillist To subscribe go to:
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