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FLORIDA STATEWIDE RARE BIRD ALERT UPDATE
- * FL00010.08
Phone: 561-340-0079  (for taped message and to report sightings)
* Compilers: Hank and Dotty Hull
email: [log in to unmask]

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This is Dotty Hull reporting the Florida Statewide Rare Bird Alert for
Sunday, October 8. 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
NORTHERN WHEATEAR
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER
PIPING PLOVER
Migration report

MONROE COUNTY
A NORTHERN WHEATEAR was reportedly seen by the rear gate at Indigenous Park
in Key West on the north side of White Street across from the pier on
Saturday, 10/7.  The park is near Atlantic and White Street. No other
details of this sighting were given. This park has abbreviated hours and it
is not certain whether the bird was seen from inside or outside of the park.
I will post more when I receive more information. De Lorme p. 127, D1

FRANKLIN COUNTY
A juvenile SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen at Bald Point in the afternoon
in 10/7. It was perched on the powerline less than a mile from the end of
the road. From the intersection of US 98, take Rt. 370 to the “T”
intersection. Turn left to Bald Point. 2 PIPING PLOVERS were seen on the bay
side on the road to the  Alligator Point marina, which is to the right at
the “T” intersection. De Lorme p. 61, D3

Migration report
Ten warbler species, including a male Wilson’s Warbler at the Mulberry tree
area were seen on 10/7 at Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg.

Nine warbler species, plus many other migrants were seen at Saddle Creek
Park in Lakeland on 10/7.

Seventeen warbler species, including a male Wilson’s Warbler were seen at
Turkey Creek Sanctuary in Palm Bay on 10/7.

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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