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- RBA
* Florida
* Statewide
* Date 1 Dec 2000
* FLFL0012.01

- Birds mentioned:
GREAT CORMORANT
LONG-TAILED DUCK
Franklin's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
VERMILION FLYCATCHER
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER
HEERMANN'S GULL
GROOVE-BILLED ANI



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hotline: FLORIDA STATEWIDE RARE BIRD ALERT
message: 941-242-ZEET (9338)
to report: 941-242-ZEET (9338) or
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compilers: Charlie Ewell and Arlyne Salcedo
transcribers: Same

This is Charlie Ewell reporting the Florida Statewide Rare Bird Alert
for 12/1/00 . 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 and the page number of Bill Pranty's ABA
guide "A Birder's Guide to Florida" when possible.  The next update
will be on 12/8/00 or when there is new information.

SPECIES MENTIONED:
GREAT CORMORANT
LONG-TAILED DUCK
Franklin's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
VERMILION FLYCATCHER
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER
HEERMANN'S GULL
GROOVE-BILLED ANI



PINELLAS COUNTY
At Ft DeSoto, the 2nd winter HEERMANN'S GULL was seen again, 11/27, in
the vicinity of the Gulf Pier.  It was not seen 11/30.

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.  Bay Pier, Gulf Pier, and the fort is to the right.
Stop at the headquarters for a checklist and directions to areas.
DeLorme p. 90, D3.  Pranty's "A Birder's Guide to Florida" p. 126-130.

At Redington Beach, just north of the fishing pier, the Franklin's
Gull that has been present was seen today as well as an adult Lesser
Black-backed Gull.  One parking option is Redington Shores County Park
on Rt. 699 (Gulf Blvd).  There is a fee to park.  Redington Long Pier
will be visible to the south.  The Franklin's Gull is often seen along
this stretch of beach.

BREVARD COUNTY
At Titusville, a first year GREAT CORMORANT was seen on 11/25 and 26.
No reports have been received since 11/26.

The bird was on the rock jetty at the northern end of Marina Park,
just off
of Hwy 1 in Titusville. From Highway 1 turn east onto Washington Ave
and
take an immediate left on to Marina Dr. Take Marina Drive until just
before
it ends at a chain link gate. Go east on a dirt track toward the
harbor and
look for the rock jetty on your left just before and behind the
abandoned
and boarded up seafood restaurant. The restaurant is posted no
trespassing.
Please be aware and respectful of the postings. However, we were able
to
meet the owner who gave us permission to bird from what appeared to be
the
old parking lot. You should be able to see the jetty area from the
weedy
field just south of the restaurant that is not posted.  (reported by
Kurt and Cindy Radamaker)

LEON COUNTY
At the Springhill Road STF (sewage treatment facility) in south
Tallahassee, a female LONG-TAILED DUCK was present as of 11/26
(reported by David Harder).  No reports have been received since
11/26.

The facility is located on CR-373, just south of CR-263.  DeLorme p.
50, A2. Pranty p. 68-69.

At Faulk Drive landing at Lake Jackson, an immature male VERMILION
FLYCATCHER (reported by David Harder 11/24) and an ASH-THROATED
FLYCATCHER (reported by Jack Dozier and John Murphy 11/25) were
present as of 11/26.  The birds were not seen 11/29.

>From I-10, take US-27 (Monroe St) north to Faulk Drive on your right.
Delorme p. 34, D2 (Harbinwood Estates area).

WAKULLA COUNTY
At St Marks NWR, a GROOVE-BILLED ANI was still present 11/27.  It
has been seen along the north side of Stoney Bayou Pool 2. (latest
report by Bob Henderson)

St Marks NWR is located on SR-59 just south of Newport.  Delorme p.
50, C3.  Pranty p. 76-78.

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.
Website: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fos/

Florida Rare Bird Alert Maillist: To subscribe go to:
http://FLRBA.listbot.com/

For more information on Florida bird sightings, locations, and
discussion
please visit the following websites:

Statewide sightings/discussion listserv:
FloridaBirds-L: http://www.javaswift.com/floridabirds/

Regional sightings/discussion listservs:
North Florida: http://nflbirds.listbot.com/
Central Florida: http://birdbrains.listbot.com/
Southwest Florida: http://swflbirdline.listbot.com/
East Florida: http://eastbirders.listbot.com/


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Charlie Ewell
Arlyne Salcedo
Cape Coral, FL
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