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Date:         Mon, 6 Aug 2007 19:28:06 -0400
Reply-To:     stephen.barlow@chemistry.gatech.edu
Sender:       Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Steve Barlow <sb326@MAIL.GATECH.EDU>
Subject:      GA RBA, Aug 4 2007
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hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert number: 770-493-8862 to report: 770-493-8862 or lambertsewell@mindspring.com coverage: Statewide compiled: Saturday Aug 4, 2007 (8:57 pm) compiler: Jeff Sewell transcriber: Steve Barlow

Species mentioned: UPLAND SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, MISSISSIPPI KITE

Shorebirds continue to be seen at several localities (for directions to these locations see www.wingsoverga.com): UPLAND SANDPIPERS numbers are growing at the Marshallville sod farm, Macon Co., which is the most reliable site in GA for this species, http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0707&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=11798. http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0708&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=999 with about 28 there on Aug 4: http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0708&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=1839 Bank Swallow reported there Aug 1 was not found and the only other shorebirds were LEAST SANDPIPERS. The Perry Sod Farm off Hwy 96 just N of Perry, just E of I75, was quiet on Aug 4 with no sign of the possible BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER seen Aug 1.

A variety of shorebirds continue at the Taff Rd / Brandon Farm Rd area of Bartow County with the following present on Aug 4: SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0708&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=1742 A STILT SANDPIPER was seen Jul 31. http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0707&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=12597

SOLITARY SANDPIPER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER were reported Aug 3 from Lake Nottley, Union Co. where shorebirds are unusual: http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0708&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=1354

Shorebird numbers and diversity at the E.L. Huie facility in Clayton Co. were relatively low Aug 4 with LEAST SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS

14 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen Aug 4 in Macon Co. along Juice Plant Rd off hwy 127 E of Marshallville. http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0708&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=1839 for other locations where Kites have been seen recently see the previous RBA: http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0708&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=2114

This concludes the current edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. For information about the Georgia Ornithological Society, see www.gos.org, or email us at information AT gos.org. To join GOS, send a check for $20 to GOS, P.O. Box 181, High Shoals, GA 30645

Dr Stephen Barlow Senior Research Scientist School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30032-0400, USA

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