Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 23:58:28 -0400
Reply-To: "Marion M. Dobbs" <marion@MINDSPRING.COM>
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From: "Marion M. Dobbs" <marion@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Chattooga Co. 7June 2000: Nightjars and Songdogs
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I set out on Thursday, 7 June, to tidy up some loose ends in the Lyerly and
Summerville quads for the Breeding Bird Atlas, hoping for a few additional
species and some status upgrades. Both quads are located in Chattooga Co.
I birded GA 100 north from GA 20 and the area between GA 114 and 337,
returning down US27 with a rainy side trip at Tidings. Whip-poor-wills
and/or Chuck-wills-widows were calling at almost every stop before dawn. My
second stop, still in Floyd Co., featured 1 WPWI with a background chorus of
coyotes - very nice. I encountered a total of 19 nightjars: 8 CWWI, 11
WPWI. Nothing else particularly noteworthy until my return to Rome where I
had an unusual overflight of 14 Cattle Egrets in the downtown area.
Marion M. Dobbs