Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 08:40:06 -0700
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From: michael beohm <michaelbeohm@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Georgia RBA - Thursday, September 30, 2004
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Rare Bird Alert
MacGillivray's Warbler ++
++ refers to species that are on the Georgia Ornithological Society Checklist and Records Committee "review list". Documentation is requested for these species.
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
to report: 770-493-8862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
compiled: Thursday, September 30, 2004 ( 9:30 p.m.)
compiler: Jeff Sewell
transcriber: Michael Beohm
The following is a transcription of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. The RBA is a service of the Georgia Ornithological Society. (To join the Georgia Ornithological Society, send a check to GOS, P.O. Box 181, High Shoals, Ga. 30645. Dues are $20/year). Jeff Sewell is the voice of the RBA. Some of these reports were taken from Georgia Birders Online.
The probable MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER has not been seen since Tuesday. It was first discovered Karen Theodorou at BirdWatcher's Supply Company in Duluth just north of Gwinnett Mall in Gwinnett County. Karen first saw the bird briefly on Tuesday and relocated it on Wednesday. It was seen later in the day by several observers. Photographs have been sent to experts for confirmation. If confirmed, this would be only the second record for Georgia. The first one was caught at the Jekyll Island banding station in 1987. From downtown Atlanta take I-85 past I-285 and take a left at the Pleasant Hill exit. Go northward toward downtown Duluth past Gwinnett Mall on the right. Just past that is a large shopping center. In the middle of the shopping center is Birdwatcher's Supply Company. Park in the parking lot. If you are there during business hours, go through the store to a brush pile just back of the store. If you get there early, locate the store and go around either end of the
shopping center. There is a hummingbird feeder, a couple of platform feeders, and a large brush pile. The bird was seen several times in the brush pile and at least once left of the north end away from the mall in the small woods.
Grant McCreary found a LINCOLN'S SPARROW in Forsyth County at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. This is a small private park in his subdivision in Cumming.
A DICKCISSEL was seen at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park by Mark Davis. This is the first record of this species for this location.
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