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FLORIDA STATEWIDE RARE BIRD ALERT UPDATE
- * FL00010.30
Phone: 561-340-0079  (for taped message and to report sightings)
* Compilers: Hank and Dotty Hull
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This is Dotty Hull reporting the Florida Statewide Rare Bird Alert for
Monday, October 30. 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. The next update will
be on November 3 or when there is new information.

SPECIES MENTIONED
HEERMANN’S GULL
SNOW GOOSE
GREATER FLAMINGO

PINELLAS COUNTY
The first winter HEERMANN’S GULL reported yesterday was seen many times
during the day today, 10/30, between the East Beach turnaround and the
Bayside Pier/Mulberry Tree Area at Ft. De Soto Park. The bird was seen at 7
AM at the beach near East Beach Woods. It was seen several times during the
day and was last seen about 50 to 100 yards offshore near the East Beach
Woods Picnic area.
To get to Ft. DeSoto Park, take CR 679 south of St. Petersburg to the park.
East Beach Woods and turnaround is to the left at the “T” intersection.
Bayside Pier is to the right.  Stop at headquarters for a checklist for
directions to areas. DeLorme p. 90, D3

BREVARD COUNTY
A blue phase SNOW GOOSE was seen on 10/30 near marker #4 on Black Point
Drive at Merritt Island NWR near Titusville. To reach the refuge, take I –95
to Exit 80 and turn east. Go about 7 miles to the entrance sign and make the
first left turn after that to Black Point Drive. De Lorme p. 82, D1

MONROE COUNTY
Two GREATER FLAMINGOs were seen at the end of Snake Bight Trail on 10/29 at
Everglades National Park. There were many mosquitos on the trail, but the
flamingos were only about 100 feet southeast of the boardwalk. From Florida
City, take Rt. 27 to the park. De Lorme p. 121, C2

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.

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