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- RBA
* Florida
* Peninsular Florida from Leon County south to Monroe County
* Date 16 Feb 2001
* FLFL0102.16

-Birds mentioned:
RED-THROATED LOON
GREATER FLAMINGO
WHITE-FACED IBIS
Black Scoter
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
WHITE-TAILED KITE
GLAUCOUS GULL
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER
VERMILION FLYCATCHER
Western Kingbird

hotline: FLORIDA RARE BIRD ALERT
message: 941-242-ZEET (9338)
to report: 941-242-ZEET (9338) or
email: [log in to unmask]
compilers: Charlie Ewell and Arlyne Salcedo
transcribers: Same

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This is Charlie Ewell reporting the Florida Rare Bird Alert for 2/16/01.
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 Pranty’s ABA guide “A
Birder’s Guide to Florida” when possible.  To leave a report, press any key
now and begin speaking after the tone.  The next update will be on 2/23/01
or when there is new information.

-Birds mentioned:
RED-THROATED LOON
GREATER FLAMINGO
WHITE-FACED IBIS
Black Scoter
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
WHITE-TAILED KITE
GLAUCOUS GULL
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER
VERMILION FLYCATCHER

LEON COUNTY
At St Marks NWR, a WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen again 14 Feb in Mounds Pool #1.
It is an adult bird with a bright red eye and has a patch of skin
immediately behind the eye that is also red.  Be careful with your id, as
many Glossy Ibis are also present.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER is present at the first boat ramp on the left after
you come in the refuge.  It was in the willows about 200' at 2:00 from the
end of the ramp (reported by Ken Allen).  DeLorme p. 50, D3; Pranty p.78

JEFFERSON COUNTY
At Lake Miccosukee, a pair of WHITE-TAILED KITES are still present as of 9
Feb.  They were last reported over the western side of the marsh across from
Pine Island.  Two vantage points to see out onto the lakebed are from the
boat ramp at Rococo Rd east of Magnolia Rd (on the west side of the lake) -
there was a chain across the road right before the "ramp".  The other is to
follow "West Lake Road" (on the NE side of the lake) south from CR 142 to
the 90 degree turn to the east and then follow the trail to the SW down to
the Boat ramp - shown on DeLorme  p.35.  There is a trail along the eastern
edge of the lakebed south to Pine Island, but 4-wheel drive is recommended
here. (report and directions by Bob Wallace).  Delorme p. 35, D2

NASSAU COUNTY
At Jacksonville Beach, 8 RED-THROATED LOONS, 2 Black Scoters, and a female
plumaged WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were seen 11 Feb (reported by Noel Wamer).
DeLorme p. 58, B1

ORANGE COUNTY
At Lake Apopka, a BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER was seen 11 Feb near the
Lust Road entrance gate to the restricted farm area.  Take CR 437 2.3 miles
south of US 441 to Lust Road.  Turn right and continue until you reach the
gate.  The flycatcher was seen inside and outside each side of the gate.  DO
NOT ENTER THE AREA INSIDE THE GATE! DeLorme p. 79, C3

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER (female/imm.) was also seen 11 Feb at the Duda Farms
gate.  Take Jones Rd west from US 441 to CR 448A/SR 48.  Turn left and
continue straight past where SR 48 turns right to Astatula.  The road dead
ends at the Duda gate.  You are not allowed to enter the area, but like Lust
Rd., you can bird form the entrance.   The flycatcher is to the right in the
trees and low brush.  Delorme p. 79,C2  (both reports from Tom Rodriguez)

BROWARD COUNTY
At the Pompano Beach Landfill area, a GLAUCOUS GULL was seen 12-15 Feb.
Take I-95 to the Sample Rd. exit and go west to Powerline Rd.  Look for an
office building on Sample Rd. near where the 2 streets intersect.  Go into
the parking lot and park in the corner of the lot where there is a
construction trailer on the other side of the fence.  Look for a large pile
of fill behind the trailer next to a rock pit.  The Glaucous Gull was seen
on the ground on the backside of the pile on 12 Feb.  It was found 13-15 Feb
in a large raft of gulls on a lake on the west side of Powerline Rd., which
is a little north of the landfill entrance.  On the south side of the lake
is Supermix Concrete and on the north side are apartments. Turn into the
north side of United Rentals/Supermix Concrete -- which is on the west side
of the road.  The lake can be viewed from that corner.  You can get closer
by walking along the lakeside of the wall to scope the gulls.  DeLorme p.
115, B2; Pranty p.216 (map)

MONROE COUNTY
At Everglades National Park in Flamingo, 10 GREATER FLAMINGOES were reported
at the end of Snake Bight Trail (reported by Annabelle McKie).


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/

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discussion please visit the following websites to subscribe or view
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East Florida: http://eastbirders.listbot.com/

Charlie Ewell
Arlyne Salcedo
Cape Coral, FL
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