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- RBA
* Florida
* Peninsular Florida from Leon County south to Monroe County
* Date 9 Feb 2001
* FLFL0102.09

-BIRDS MENTIONED
RED-THROATED LOON
GREATER FLAMINGO
Short-tailed Hawk
Fuertesí (Southwestern) Red-tailed Hawk
Virginia Rail
LESSER NIGHTHAWK
TROPICAL/COUCHíS KINGBIRD
CASSINíS KINGBIRD
Western Kingbird
Blue Grosbeak
Painted Bunting
Dickcissel
YELLOW-FACED GRASSQUIT (not seen)

hotline: FLORIDA 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

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This is Charlie Ewell reporting the Florida Rare Bird Alert for 2/9/01. 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 Prantyís ABA guide ďA
Birderís Guide to FloridaĒ when possible. To leave a report, press any key
now and begin speaking after the tone. The next update will be on 2/16/01 or
when there is new information.

-BIRDS MENTIONED:
RED-THROATED LOON
GREATER FLAMINGO
Short-tailed Hawk
Fuertesí (Southwestern) Red-tailed Hawk
Virginia Rail
LESSER NIGHTHAWK
TROPICAL/COUCHíS KINGBIRD
CASSINíS KINGBIRD
Western Kingbird
Blue Grosbeak
Painted Bunting
Dickcissel
YELLOW-FACED GRASSQUIT (not seen)

NASSAU COUNTY
At Jacksonville Beach, RED-THROATED LOONS continue to be seen flying
offshore as of 5 Feb, mostly during the mornings at 16th Ave South and other
locations along the beach (reported by Noel Wamer).  DeLorme p. 58, B1

BREVARD COUNTY
At Cocoa, the CASSINíS KINGBIRD was relocated 5 Feb near Lake Poinsett
(reported by John Puschock).  Take Hwy 520 off of I95 (exit 75).  Head west
and almost immediately turn south on Tucker Lane.  Travel south on Tucker
Lane for over a mile.  Just before the road become dirt, turn right on
Providence Rd. The Cassinís was seen with 2 Western Kingbirds on the barbed
wire fence and utility lines less than 0.2 miles from the eastern end of
Providence Rd.  DeLorme p. 88, A1

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
At West Kendall, a Dickcissel, 2 Blue Grosbeaks, and a Fuertesí
(Southwestern) Red-tailed Hawk were seen.  To get to the birds, head S on
Krome Ave (SW 177th Ave.) from Kendall Dr (SW 88th St.) for roughly 2 miles,
until you cross a canal.  Immediately turn left (E) on the road on the south
side of the canal and proceed to the railroad tracks. The Dickcissel and
Blue Grosbeaks were in the pepper east of the tracks, which is north of the
canal.  The hawk was perched on the second tall power pole to the south of
the canal(reported by John Boyd).  DeLorme p. 118, C3

MONROE COUNTY
At Everglades National Park in Flamingo, the YELLOW-FACED GRASSQUIT has not
been seen since Monday 5 Feb.  It was previously seen at Eco Pond about 1/4
way around the pond to the right from the area of the small viewing platform
to the small concrete bridge farther along the path.  Other birds of note
from the past week: BELLíS VIREO  (at the entrance to Eco Pond), LESSER
NIGHTHAWKS (evening at the campground), Short-tailed Hawk (Flamingo
Visitorís Center), Virginia Rail (Eco Pond), TROPICAL/COUCHíS KINGBIRD and
Western Kingbird (Mahogany Hammock parking area), GREATER FLAMINGOES at the
end of Snake Bight Trail, and a number of warblers from various locations.

There is a fee to enter the park on SR-9336 out of Florida City. Take this
road all the way to Flamingo and Eco Pond.  DeLorme p. 121, C2; Pranty p.
234

Good Birding!

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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 to subscribe or view
archives:
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/

Charlie Ewell
Arlyne Salcedo
Cape Coral, FL
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