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* Florida
* Peninsular Florida from Leon County south to Monroe County
* Date 8 June 2001
* FLFL0106.01

-Birds mentioned:
MASKED DUCK
WHITE-TAILED KITE
HEERMANN’S GULL
SHINY COWBIRD

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compilers: Charlie Ewell and Arlyne Salcedo
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This is Charlie Ewell reporting the Florida Rare Bird Alert Update for
6/9/01. This report is sponsored by FLORIDA NATURE TOURS, which offers
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 message or report, press any key now and begin speaking
after the tone. The next update will be on 6/15/01 or when there is new
information.

PINELLAS COUNTY
At Ft DeSoto County Park, a SHINY COWBIRD was seen at the Quartermaster's
Storehouse/Fort Museum (reported by Lyn Atherton).  Check the front yard of
the storehouse, and also the natural spring well located on the Gulf-side.
This area is located by turning south from the main road into the Gulf Pier
entrance road.

The HEERMANN’S GULL has frequently been seen behind the park headquarters
late in the afternoon.  If not present there, it is recommended to check the
beach between East Beach/Point Turnaround and the Bay Pier.

To get to Ft. DeSoto, take Exit 4 off I-275 and go west on SR 682 (54th Ave
South) to SR 679 (Pinellas Bayway).  Turn south and follow to the park.
Stop at the park headquarters for a map and sightings info.  DeLorme p. 90,
D3; Pranty pp. 126-130

BROWARD COUNTY
In Pembroke Pines, at a mitigation wetlands adjacent to the Broward County
SW Regional Library on Sheridan Street, one male MASKED DUCK is still
present as of 9 June (last reported by Terry Doyle). The duck is being
reported from the eastern side of the northern fork of the boardwalk.  Early
morning seems to be the best time to view the duck. Take I-75 south from
I-595 to Sheridan Street. Go west on Sheridan a little over one-half mile
and the library will be on the right (north). The wetland and boardwalk is
east of the parking lot. DeLorme p. 115, D1

At Price Park, one of WHITE-TAILED KITE pair was seen perched in a dead tree
9 June (last report by Terry Doyle). They are viewable from a distance along
a hedge on the north side of the park. Pass through the hedge and use a
scope if possible. From US-27, turn east onto Johnson, which is two
intersections south of Sheridan St. Go straight at the stop sign at 208th.
The park is on the left just past the intersection. DeLorme p. 114, D3

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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Charlie Ewell
Arlyne Salcedo
Cape Coral, FL
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