Dear Birders,

It's time to submit your bird observations from the Summer 2002 season
(June - July). These observations may be published in "North American
Birds" and "Florida Field Naturalist," the ornithological journals of
the American Birding Association and Florida Ornithological Society,
respectively. Please submit your observations by August 15.

To make it easiest to compile your observations, PLEASE follow this
format when putting your report together. And PLEASE put all your
observations in phylogenetic order, not in random or chronological order

Number of individuals
Location (including county)
Details for species rare or difficult to distinguish from common species.

As an example:

Leach's Storm-Petrel: 53 at Playalinda Beach, Canaveral National
Seashore (Brevard) 23 Apr-1 May, with 32 on 28 Apr (Kurt Radamaker,
David Powell, David Simpson et al.). Identified as Leach's by the dark
line in the middle of the white rump, the forked tail, the
nighthawk-like erratic flight, and no feet projecting beyond the end of
the tail. Photographs obtained by K. Radamaker, posted to the Internet.

We cannot accept reports of rare birds submitted without documentation.
This includes all species requiring review by the Florida Ornithological
Society Records Committee (FOSRC; see Bowman 2000. Florida Field
Naturalist 28: 149-160), as well as other species or groups that cause
frequent identification problems (e.g., storm-petrels, kingbirds,
Empidonax flycatchers), or may be escapees from captivity.

For reports of extremely rare species sent to the FOSRC, please send a
photocopy of your documentation to us, so that we know details have been
formally submitted.

Photographs (digital or otherwise) or scans (of at least 400 DPI) are
welcome for possible inclusion in "North American Birds," and as
supporting documentation for your reports of rarities.

Please send your observations via e-mail if possible (but snail mail is
acceptable) to the regional compiler for your area (see list below).

All observers whose sightings are published are acknowledged fully in
FFN and NAB.

Thank you for your contributions to Florida ornithology.

Best regards,

Dave Powell

Summer seasonal compiler, North American Birds


WESTERN PANHANDLE (Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton cos.): Bob
and Lucy Duncan; 614 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561,
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

EASTERN PANHANDLE (Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson Leon, and Wakulla cos.):
Gail Menk; 2725 Peachtree Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304; no e-mail

NORTHEAST FLORIDA (Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns cos.):
Peggy Powell; 2965 Forest Circle, Jacksonville, Florida 32257; no e-mail.

NORTH-CENTRAL FLORIDA (Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Hamilton, Hernando,
Levy, and Marion cos.): Bev Hansen; 6573 Pine Meadows Drive, Spring
Hill, Florida 34606; e-mail: [log in to unmask]

EAST-CENTRAL FLORIDA (Brevard, Indian River, Martin, Orange, St. Lucie,
Seminole, and Volusia cos.): Bruce Anderson: 2917 Scarlet Road, Winter
Park, Florida 32792; email: [log in to unmask]

CENTRAL FLORIDA (Highlands, Lake, Osceola, Okeechobee, and Polk cos.):
Linda Cooper; 558 Sunshine Boulevard, Haines City, Florida 33844-9540;
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

WEST-CENTRAL FLORIDA (Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas cos.): David
Powell; 1407 Storington Ave., Brandon, FL 33511, e-mail: [log in to unmask]

SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA (Charlotte, Collier, De Soto, Lee, Manatee, and
Sarasota cos.): Charlie Ewell; 1121 SW 11th Court, Cape Coral, FL 33991,
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach cos.):
John H. Boyd III; 15770 SW 104th Terrace, Apartment 103, Miami, Florida
33196, e-mail: [log in to unmask]

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