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

-Birds mentioned:

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compilers: Charlie Ewell and Arlyne Salcedo
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This is Charlie Ewell reporting the Florida Rare Bird Alert for 6/8/01. This
report is sponsored by FLORIDA NATURE TOURS, which offers several South
Florida tours, as well as private guiding. For information go to 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.

At Ft DeSoto County Park, two SHINY COWBIRDS were reported singing on a wire
close to the fort picnic area (reported by Lyn Atherton).  This area is
located by turning south into the Gulf Pier entrance road.  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.

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 8 June (last reported by Jill Rosenfield). 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, a pair of WHITE-TAILED KITES with at least two young continue
to be reported (last report by Chris Newton). 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,

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.

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Charlie Ewell
Arlyne Salcedo
Cape Coral, FL
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