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Date:   Thu, 3 Nov 2011 22:21:23 -0400
Reply-To:   Trey Mccuen <trey.mccuen@YAHOO.COM>
Sender:   Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Trey Mccuen <trey.mccuen@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:   GA RBA 11/3/11


* Georgia * Georgia statewide * November 3, 2011 * GAGA1103.11

- Birds Reported

hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert date: November 3, 2011 number: 770-493-8862 to report: 770-493-8862 <tel:770-493-8862>or lambertsewell AT <> coverage: Statewide compiled: November 3, 2011 compiler: Jeff Sewell transcriber: Trey McCuen

The following is a summary of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert (RBA) Thursday evening telephone report, November 3, 2011. The RBA is a service of the Georgia Ornithological Society. Jeff Sewell is the voice of the RBA.

[Transcriber's note: Most, if not all of the sites mentioned in this report can be found in two excellent resources for birders, Giff Beaton's book "Birding Georgia", and Ken Blankenship's web site "Wings Over Georgia", <>.]

American Black Duck Northern Pintail American White Pelican Turkey Vulture Philadelphia Vireo Sedge Wren Tennessee Warbler Nashville Warbler Blackpoll Warbler Vesper Sparrow Grasshopper Sparrow Henslow's Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow

On October 27, A Lincoln's Sparrow was seen at the Jonhson Ferry North Unit of CNRA for the last consecutive day. On November 1 a Grasshopper Sparrow and a Henslow's Sparrow was seen.

A big Turkey Vulture migration was observed at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on October 29 and 30 with 101 birds counted on October 29 and 316 birds on October 30.

On October 30, 2 Sedge Wrens, 2 Lincoln's Sparrows and 4 White-crowned Sparrows were located at McDaniel Farm Park.

A flock of 11 American White Pelicans were seen at the Walter F. George Dam on October 30.

On October 31 Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow and Vesper Sparrow were seen at the South Milledge fields. On November 2 the Lincoln's Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow was relocated.

On November 1, an American Black Duck and 5 female Northern Pintail were seen at E.L.Huie in Clayton County.

A Nashville Warbler and Blackpoll Warbler with many other warbler species was seen at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta on November 1.

On November 1, 2 Lincoln's Sparrows and 3 Vesper Sparrows were found at the horse park in Conyers, GA.

On November 2, a late Tennessee Warbler and Philadelphia Vireo was seen by Richard Hall in his yard.

Georgia Birders Online (GABO) is a great resource for timely reports on state-wide sightings. Some reports on GABO are not included in the periodic RBAs. This site can be found at If you're reading this, chances are you already know about it! Please contribute your sightings to one of our state's best birding resources.

This concludes the current edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. For information about the Georgia Ornithological Society, see <>, or email us at information AT <>. To join GOS, see

- End transcript

Trey McCuen Macon, GA

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