Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 15:15:37 -0400
Reply-To: Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
Subject: GA RBA, 04/24/99
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* Georgia statewide
* April 24, 1999
- Birds mentioned
30 warbler species, Kennesaw Mtn!!
Common Ground Dove
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: April 24, 1999
to report: 770-493-8862, or email@example.com
compiled: April 24, 1999
transcriber: Joel Hitt
This is the Georgia Rare Bird Alert for Saturday evening, April 24, 1999.
In what was the biggest day ever for Kennesaw Mountain's warbler count,
many observers set personal bests in warbler/day counts also. A whopping 30
species were tallied Saturday in all. That's three-ohhhhh! The previous
high was 25 species for the mountain. In fact, today the only eastern
warblers not counted were Wilson's, Mourning, both waterthrushes,
Prothonotary, Kentucky, and Swainson's. Of additional encouragement is the
fact that large numbers of individual birds were present. There were 8-10
BALTIMORE ORIOLES, a few ORCHARD ORIOLES, lots of SCARLET TANAGERS and
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS, a few SUMMER TANAGERS, sparse reports of daytime
thrushes (larger numbers occurred on the overnight thrush count by flight
notes) including 1 SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 1 VEERY, and 6-10 WOOD THRUSHES.
Eric Beame files a report from a trip Saturday to Central City Park in
Macon. He had 8 COMMON GROUND DOVE, a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and 2
SWAINSON'S WARBLERS. He also had 2 SWAINSON'S WARBLERS at Ocmulgee National
Monument. Eric also recently had a PURPLE FINCH at his home feeder, a rare
sighting for this past winter.
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