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* Florida
* Peninsular Florida from Leon County south to Monroe County
* Date 22 June 2001
* FLFL0106.22

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

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

This is Charlie Ewell reporting the Florida Rare Bird Alert for 6/22/01.
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 6/29/01 or when there is new
information.

PINELLAS COUNTY
At Ft DeSoto County Park, the HEERMANN’S GULL has frequently been seen
behind the park headquarters late in the afternoon (last reported 16 June by
Lyn Atherton).  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, the male MASKED DUCK with the bright
blue bill has been reported 19, 21, and 22 June (last reported by Larry
Manfredi). It has been seen directly out from the T intersection of the
boardwalk. 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, the WHITE-TAILED KITE pair with young was seen perched in
dead trees 16 June (last report by Vera Fitz-Gerald and Holly Hamilton).
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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