|Date: ||Sat, 9 Jan 1999 18:29:12 -0500|
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|From: ||Brad_Bergstrom <bergstrm@VALDOSTA.EDU>|
|Subject: ||S Georgia/ N Florida RBA 1-9-99|
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South Georgia/ North Florida Rare Bird Alert
Date: 9 January 1999
Phone: 912-244-9190 (for taped message and to report sightings)
Compiler/Transcriber: Brad Bergstrom <email@example.com>
(Note: this e-mail includes only the coastal-plain portion
of the Georgia statewide sightings on the phone message).
Asst. Compiler/Telephone Message: Lilla Kate Hart
Coverage: Coastal Plain of Georgia; north Florida
Sponsor: Georgia Ornithological Society
* S. Georgia/ N. Florida
* January 9, 1999
Greater White-fronted Goose
American Black Duck
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Glynn Co., Georgia
A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was reported Dec. 27 off the picnic area at the
south end of Jekyll (TR)
A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was seen Jan. 2 north of the Brunswick/Glynn County
Fairgrounds and southwest of the intersection of Golden Isles Parkway and
Cypress Mill Road/Community Road in a brushpile in a cleared area; also, a
male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen on the north side of the
Fairgrounds entrance road, about halfway between Altama Ave. and the
Fairgrounds in a wax myrtle (DL,MH).
A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen Jan. 2 on the campus of SE Georgia Community
College west of the pond (DL,MH).
Macon area, Georgia
Approx. 50 SANDHILL CRANEs were seen flying over the NW part of the Macon
area on Dec. 30 (MS).
Hamilton Co., Florida
A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was seen at the PCS phosphate mines Jan. 1 (KA).
Leon Co., Florida
On Dec. 31, 3 BONAPARTE'S GULLs were found at Springhill Rd. sewage
treatment plant. An immature GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found at
Southeast Farm, Tram Rd. sewage treatment facility (GM).
Some highlights of the Tallahassee area CBC on Jan. 1 were 2 adult
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONs at Sunset Landing; 3 EASTERN KINGBIRDs
remaining at the U.S. 27 North boat landing; 1 BELL'S VIREO and 1
HENSLOW'S SPARROW in the Lake Lafayette area; 1 FRANKLIN'S GULL at
Meginnis Arm; and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON in the Killearn area. Count week
birds also reported were 5 AMERICAN BLACK DUCKs and 2 SANDHILL CRANEs in
the Lake Lafayette area (fide GM,FR).
Franklin Co., Florida
During the Appalachicola CBC on Dec. 28, 1 FRANKLIN's GULL and 30
WHITE-WINGED DOVEs were among birds seen at St. Vincent NWR (GM, SB).
Gulf Co., Florida
An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was flushed during the Port St. Joe CBC on Dec. 29
Observers: Kristi Avera (KA), Scott Borderieux (SB), Malcolm Hodges (MH),
Darrell Lee (DL), Gail Menk (GM), Tom Rogers (TR), Fran Rutkovsky (FR),
Martin Sheperd (MS).
Birders may e-mail your sightings of Georgia (statewide) or north Florida
birds to this address (see above) or call the RBA phone number, whichever
is most convenient for you. To join Georgia Ornithological Society,
please send $16 to GOS, P.O. Box 1684, Cartersville, GA 30120. Thanks and
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