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Carolina RBA August 31` Update
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- Subject: Carolina RBA August 31` Update
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- Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 06:52:07 EDT
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hotline: Carolina Rare Bird Alert
date: August 31, 1999
to report: 704-332-2473 or 704-532-6336 or PiephoffT@aol.com
coverage: North and South Carolina
compiler: Taylor Piephoff (Carolina Bird Club)
Hello, this is an August 31 update of the Carolina Rare Bird Alert featuring
birding news from North and South Carolina. Highlights on this report include:
AM. WHITE PELICANS
AM. SWALLOW-TAILED KITE
inland shorebirding areas
The WESTERN GREBE present at Lake Wallace near Bennettsville, SC was not seen
8-29. The bird had been present for over 2 weeks off the peninsula just off
SC Rte. 385.
A SANDHILL CRANE has been seen since 8-25 in Cleveland Co., NC near Shelby.
Call Joanne Martin at 828-453-7400 for details.
Up to 27 AM. WHITE PELICANS are being seen at Bear Island WMA in SC. Look in
the pond behind the house as you enter the WMA. These birds have been present
for about 10 days and represent a remarkable number of individuals for the
Carolinas. Sometimes these birds move over to nearby Donnelly WMA so check
there if Bear Island comes up empty.
An AM. SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was seen 8-26 in Greenville County, SC over I-385
exit 24. This species is prone to dispersing and wandering into the piedmont
and even the mountains in some years. This is probably the first record for
Drought conditions over much of the Carolinas this summer have created
excellent shorebird habitat at several inland areas. At Jordan Lake near
Raleigh, NC, try the mudflats where Hwy. 751 crosses the lake. A BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER was seen there 8-24. Hooper Lane near Hendersonville, NC has
produced up to 8 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS , GOLDEN PLOVERS, BLACK- BELLIED
PLOVERS, SANDERLING, and UPLAND SANDPIPERS. The Super Sod Farm near
Orangeburg, SC is a good bet to produce these species as well. A BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER was present there 8-21.
Thanks this week to Burton Moore, Paul Shewmaker, Pete Worthington, Glen
Smith, Joanne Martin, and Brian McCallum.