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* RBA
* Florida
* Peninsular Florida from Leon County south to Monroe County
* Date 23 June 2001
* FLFL0106.23

-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 Update for
6/23/01. 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 was seen behind the park
headquarters before 7:00 AM on 23 June (reported by Wes Steinhelfer).  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 was seen again 23 June at 7:00 AM for about 5 minutes (reported by
Russell MacGregor) and again at 12:00 PM (reported by Josh Rose).  It was
located directly out from a point that is about 40 meters north of the T
intersection of the boardwalk.  There has been at least one other male with
a varying amount of black coloring to the bill.  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

Near Price Park, up to 5 WHITE-TAILED KITES were seen perched in dead trees
23 June (Charlie Ewell) 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. They can also be viewed from 196th Ave.
   From the Masked duck site 196th Ave is 1.2 miles west, and from US 27 it
is east.  There is a blinking light at the intersection.  Turn south and
continue 0.5 miles until a school is on your left.  Park across from the
school on the right and scan the dead snags to the west located in the
mitigation wetland.  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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