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Greater White-fronted Goose,©Barry Kent Mackay

22 Jul Rooks County Lazuli Bunting [Jon Vande Kopple ]
22 Jul Serious? question [Timothy Barksdale ]
21 Jul Webster Reservoir Plovers [Jon Vande Kopple ]
21 Jul Re: serious birding question [Scott Seltman ]
20 Jul Re: serious birding question [Robert Reed ]
20 Jul Re: serious birding question [Steve Sorensen ]
20 Jul Re: serious birding question [David Rintoul ]
20 Jul Re: serious birding question [Michael Pearce ]
20 Jul Re: serious birding question [Ken Kinman ]
20 Jul Clinton Lake Overlook park ["Wedge, Philip C." ]
20 Jul Re: serious birding question [Steve Sorensen ]
20 Jul Labette County birds [Richard Tucker ]
19 Jul Mississippi Kites Johnson and Wyandotte County ["markeland AT kc.rr.com" ]
19 Jul Quivira NWR - 7/19 AM [Danny Akers ]
19 Jul Re: serious birding question [Michael Pearce ]
19 Jul Yard Birds [John Row ]
19 Jul Re: serious birding question [Michael Pearce ]
19 Jul Re: serious birding question [Ken Kinman ]
19 Jul Breeding Prairie Chickens? [Mick McHugh ]
19 Jul serious birding question [Daniel Larson ]
19 Jul Re: All three phalaropes at Quivira today [David Seibel ]
19 Jul Lake Clinton, Douglas County [Carol Morgan ]
19 Jul Pacific loon [Carol Morgan ]
19 Jul Pacific loon still present [Carol Morgan ]
19 Jul Burrowing Owl, Cassin's Sparrow [Al Schirmacher ]
18 Jul Birding Adventures in Peru and Galapagos [Bob Gress ]
19 Jul All three phalaropes at Quivira today [David Seibel ]
18 Jul Re: Corpse Plant [Elmer Finck ]
18 Jul Mississippi Kite, Galena, Cherokee Co. ["Rader, Jennifer" ]
18 Jul Corpse Plant [ictinia ]
18 Jul Lake Perry birds [Carol Morgan ]
17 Jul Cheyenne Bottoms, Quivira [Al Schirmacher ]
17 Jul Mississippi Kite feeding young in Butler Co. [Atcha Nolan ]
17 Jul Baker Wetlands survey [Daniel Larson ]
16 Jul Tuttle Puddle pileated, painted bunting, eagles, woodchuck and purple martins massing [Michael Pearce ]
15 Jul Quivira report for 15 July 2014 [Barry Jones ]
14 Jul Cooper's hawks in Topeka [Carol Morgan ]
14 Jul Greater Quivira & Cheyenne Bottoms area [Al Schirmacher ]
13 Jul (Fwd) July Update, Kansas County Listing [Chuck & Jaye Otte ]
13 Jul Riley County Shorebirds [John Row ]
13 Jul Clark Co [Jeff Calhoun ]
13 Jul First southbound Upland Sandpipers [Pete Janzen ]
13 Jul Wilson Wildlife area 7/13/14 [mike rader ]
11 Jul Cheyenne Bottoms 7/11/14 [mike rader ]
11 Jul Quivira 7/11/14 [mike rader ]
11 Jul nectar loving birds [Dan Mulhern ]
11 Jul Re: yellow-breasted chat [Ken Kinman ]
11 Jul Night Chickens [Jeff Calhoun ]
11 Jul Vulture Feast [Scott Seltman ]
11 Jul FW: Kansas Rare Bird Alert [mike rader ]
11 Jul Re: Plant [Aaron Balogh ]
11 Jul Fwd: yellow-breasted chat [Chuck Otte ]
11 Jul Plant [Max Thompson ]
11 Jul First Smartphone Post [Brandon Magette ]
10 Jul Strange Least Tern behavior [Bob Gress ]
10 Jul Fwd: Kansas Rare Bird Alert [Pete Janzen ]
10 Jul Quivira today and Roadrunner [Patricia Marlett ]
10 Jul Email Clients and the Listserv [Brandon Magette ]
10 Jul Re: Splintered birding information [Andrew Burnett ]
10 Jul Re: Splintered birding information ["Wedge, Philip C." ]
10 Jul Re: Splintered birding information [Dan Thalmann ]
10 Jul Re: Splintered birding information [Chuck Otte ]
10 Jul Re: Splintered birding information [Andrew Burnett ]
10 Jul ABA On Line Photo Quiz [Chuck Otte ]
9 Jul Re: Article in Ark. Birds [Henry and Debby Armknecht ]
9 Jul Re: Old RBA numbers [Scott Seltman ]
9 Jul Humboldt BBS [Dave and Marie Plinsky ]
9 Jul Re: Splintered birding information [Sebastian ]
9 Jul Re: Splintered birding information [EUGENE YOUNG ]
9 Jul Re: Splintered birding information [Sue Newland ]
9 Jul Random birds. [Jeff Hansen ]
9 Jul Re: Splintered birding information [Brandon Magette ]
9 Jul Re: Splintered birding information [Scott Seltman ]
9 Jul Hodges BBS [Elmer Finck ]
9 Jul Western KS bbs's [Daniel Larson ]
9 Jul Where are the magpies? [Dan Thalmann ]

Subject: Rooks County Lazuli Bunting
From: Jon Vande Kopple <jvkopple AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:36:21 -0500
I had a territorial male Lazuli Bunting this morning at Webster WA.  You
can see pictures and two videos (for the bird's song) at my flickr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/60967841 AT N05/14718444735/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/60967841 AT N05/14716005484/in/photostream/
Thanks,
Jon Vande Kopple
Stockton, KS

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Subject: Serious? question
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:51:54 -0600
Folks,

After years of studying Greater Prairie Chickens and watching and listening to 
a series of expert biologists, the difficulty of breeding Greater Prairie 
Chickens in anything more than small numbers is crazy... then as Michael Pearce 
pointed out the cost per bird is equally ridiculous. 


Saving the habitat as Scott Seltman through incentives with land owners is 
clearly the way to at least begin a next step. 


One thing that is rarely mentioned in the "re-introduction" of the endangered 
species is the near impossibility of establishing or re-establishing the full 
range of feeding, breeding and many other subtle behaviors that we humans just 
don't get. Even in precocial species there are learned traits passed along by 
the adults. Putting hundreds or even thousands of young birds back into an 
environment which may of may not be 'restored' with a set of less than complete 
behavioral mechanisms to deal with it is a recipe for an expensive disaster. 



Thoreau said The West of which I speak is but another name for the Wild; and 
what I have been preparing to say is, that in Wildness is the preservation of 
the world. 


Sadly, the west is no longer the Wild. It is wilder than other places, but wild 
-ness is gone. We burgeoning numbers of humans have destroyed that in the last 
70 years. Preserve what we have left, lock it up, and begin restoration of huge 
blocks- that is about the only hope left. Gotta start soon. 



Tim


Timothy Barksdale
Birdman Productions LLC
P.O. Box 1124
65 Mountain View Dr.
Choteau, MT 59422

At Birdman Productions, we make films about birds, and tell stories that change 
people's lives. 










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Subject: Webster Reservoir Plovers
From: Jon Vande Kopple <jvkopple AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:09:38 -0500
I stopped at Webster today to check on the plovers that have been there
since April/May.  It had been a few weeks since I'd been out to the lake,
so I was curious as to how the young Piping Plovers were doing.  I'm happy
to say that I saw 2 fully-fledged juvenile Pipers with an adult female.
 All three of the birds were capable of flight.  I was also delighted to
find 2 downy young Snowy Plovers.  Last year, Pipers and Snowies were
around all Summer, and I did confirm Piper breeding; however, this year, I
was able to get confirmation of breeding to a higher degree.  Anyways,
other than the plovers, not much was happening.
Thanks,
Jon Vande Kopple
Stockton, KS

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Subject: Re: serious birding question
From: Scott Seltman <sselt AT GBTA.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:03 -0500
I had a interesting conversation last year with a person of some importance in 
a major conservation group. He said they already had $25 million ready to be 
spent on Lesser Prairie-Chicken easements, i.e. 'renting' pastureland for 
$20/acre/year under condition that the land be managed for the benefit of 
LEPCs. This would not mean that the pastures would be emptied of cattle, but 
rather the stocking rates and timing would be adjusted to maximize the quality 
of habitat. To me, this is the sort of arrangement that any rancher would be 
crazy not to take and could greatly improve LEPC numbers in places they already 
exist. 


I've been fortunate in the last few years to spend lots of time observing LEPCs 
and can attest to the fact they are still quite common in isolated pockets here 
in KS. On the other hand, it is very disturbing to see them absolutely vanish 
from some of their fomer strongholds like Morton County. The Cimarron National 
Grassland had 500+ LEPCs 20 years ago and in 2014 had an official population of 
ZERO!! Yes, there was a big fire and lots of drought recently, but this only 
confirms in my mind how LEPCs are just hanging on by a thread in many 
locations. 


As for the captive-breeding scheme? Pfffft! Why not begin by lowering taxes on 
prairie-chickens? 


No hummers of any ilk here in the Larned area. 

Scott Seltman
Larned, Kansas

  
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From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Daniel Larson 

Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2014 2:45 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: serious birding question

Has anyone ever succesfully bred prairie chickens? The social aspect of their 
breeding behavior would make it very difficult I think? 


Thanks
Dan Larson

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Subject: Re: serious birding question
From: Robert Reed <ridgewalkertrent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:02:31 -0500
The first guy to suspect fowl play is the guy who plays fowl most often.
Our govenor doesnt believe that scientist will remain impartial. He cant
understand altruism except as a concept. Wildlife will always lose to
dollars in this state. I work on one farmer at a time. It takes a lot of
effort with mixed results. Its worth the effort.

Are you a tracker asked John Grady?  I can track low flyin birds! ~CORMAC
MACCARTHY

Robert T Reed
Louisburg, Miami Co. KS
On Jul 20, 2014 7:44 PM, "Steve Sorensen"  wrote:

> It is not the cost per chick produced that makes this an asinine project.
> If
> they were relatively free it doesn't make sense to release captive-reared
> birds in an effort to bolster natural populations. If the habitat can not
> sustain the existing population, what good does it do to dump more birds
> into the limiting habitat? Too many studies show that releasing pen-reared
> birds causes native birds (primarily northern bobwhites) to abandon nests
> because of overcrowding.
>
>
>
> In Michael Pearce's second article in today's paper about the upcoming
> magical, mystery [pheasant bus] tour 2014, Secretary Jennison says "We all
> know that habitat is always the most important thing, and I know
> (propagation) would not be a wise investment for the department. But people
> are doing it. I just talked to one guy who turned out 150 hens this spring.
> I would like to find a way to help people like that. I'd like for us to be
> able to say to them, 'This is the best way to do it.'" Apparently he thinks
> that one of his employees knows a magical way to release pen-reared birds
> and successfully replenish natural populations to previous high densities
> and the secret will come out at the two public meetings scheduled next
> week.
> Interesting.
>
>
>
> I realize that the Governor and many of his associates do not believe in
> science and the research results generated by scientific studies. But when
> all of the work previously conducted by biologists in his agency and
> agencies across the nation point to the futility of stocking pen-reared
> birds, it has to dawn on someone that this is not the way to go.
>
>
>
> Steve Sorensen
>
> Valley Center, KS
>
> Sedgwick County
>
>
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Subject: Re: serious birding question
From: Steve Sorensen <webforbs AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:41:14 -0500
It is not the cost per chick produced that makes this an asinine project. If
they were relatively free it doesn't make sense to release captive-reared
birds in an effort to bolster natural populations. If the habitat can not
sustain the existing population, what good does it do to dump more birds
into the limiting habitat? Too many studies show that releasing pen-reared
birds causes native birds (primarily northern bobwhites) to abandon nests
because of overcrowding.

 

In Michael Pearce's second article in today's paper about the upcoming
magical, mystery [pheasant bus] tour 2014, Secretary Jennison says "We all
know that habitat is always the most important thing, and I know
(propagation) would not be a wise investment for the department. But people
are doing it. I just talked to one guy who turned out 150 hens this spring.
I would like to find a way to help people like that. I'd like for us to be
able to say to them, 'This is the best way to do it.'" Apparently he thinks
that one of his employees knows a magical way to release pen-reared birds
and successfully replenish natural populations to previous high densities
and the secret will come out at the two public meetings scheduled next week.
Interesting.

 

I realize that the Governor and many of his associates do not believe in
science and the research results generated by scientific studies. But when
all of the work previously conducted by biologists in his agency and
agencies across the nation point to the futility of stocking pen-reared
birds, it has to dawn on someone that this is not the way to go.

 

Steve Sorensen

Valley Center, KS

Sedgwick County



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Subject: Re: serious birding question
From: David Rintoul <drintoul AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:23:56 +0000
"Anyway, I suspect the federal government will end up paying most of the cost 
if the program is approved." 


Why? Our governor, who clearly thinks that the federal government has no 
business managing LEPC, will almost certainly not take any federal funding for 
this. He will take it out of KDWPTs budget, I suspect. 


Dave

David A. Rintoul, Ph.D.
Associate Director - Biology Division
Faculty Senate President
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506

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Subject: Re: serious birding question
From: Michael Pearce <md_pearce AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:35:13 -0700
This is being pushed by the energy companies, and they have expressed interest 
in some funding. What is not know. Is the permitting system for taking eggs. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 20, 2014, at 11:31 AM, "Ken Kinman"  wrote:
> 
> Hi all, That's a good question. Who is going to pay for this program? Even if 
survival rates might be higher in Kansas (no major army ant worries like they 
have in Texas), it still will be costly per prairie chicken produced. Back in 
1940 when the pheasant hatchery first went into production, costs were no doubt 
very low per pheasant. And the pheasant population had been decimated by the 
drought of the 1930s, so it was probably a much needed program. I was just 
reading a newspaper article from May 1940 which said that they expected to 
release about 15,000 pheasants that first year (weblink to that article is 
given below). Too bad we can't produce prairie chickens in such numbers, so 
that the price per bird would be more reasonable. Anyway, I suspect the federal 
government will end up paying most of the cost if the program is approved. 
-------------------Ken Kinman Hays, Kansas ! 

                    
> http://jon.stparchive.com/Archive/JON/JON05231940P06.php                     
> 
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>> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:05:58 -0500
>> From: webforbs AT COX.NET
>> Subject: Re: serious birding question
>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
>> 
>> The Kansas Fish and Game Commission reared prairie-chickens back in the late
>> 1950's and 60's at its pheasant production facility at Meade SFL. I do not
>> remember if they were greater prairie-chickens or lesser prairie-chickens.
>> One of the workers at the facility told me that production was difficult and
>> they had very low survival. And that is while the birds were at Meade. Who
>> knows the survival rate of the young once they were released into the wild. 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> It's amazing the department once conducted captive rearing operations for
>> prairie-chickens, pheasants and northern bobwhites but closed down all of
>> their facilities 40 years ago. Now the politicians think they have the
>> answer to low upland game bird populations so we are going to waste good
>> money rearing LEPCs?? And whose money will it be?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Steve Sorensen
>> 
>> Valley Center, KS
>> 
>> Sedgwick County
> 
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Subject: Re: serious birding question
From: Ken Kinman <kinman AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:27:50 -0500
Hi all, That's a good question. Who is going to pay for this program? Even if 
survival rates might be higher in Kansas (no major army ant worries like they 
have in Texas), it still will be costly per prairie chicken produced. Back in 
1940 when the pheasant hatchery first went into production, costs were no doubt 
very low per pheasant. And the pheasant population had been decimated by the 
drought of the 1930s, so it was probably a much needed program. I was just 
reading a newspaper article from May 1940 which said that they expected to 
release about 15,000 pheasants that first year (weblink to that article is 
given below). Too bad we can't produce prairie chickens in such numbers, so 
that the price per bird would be more reasonable. Anyway, I suspect the federal 
government will end up paying most of the cost if the program is approved. 
-------------------Ken Kinman Hays, Kansas 

http://jon.stparchive.com/Archive/JON/JON05231940P06.php                     

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> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:05:58 -0500
> From: webforbs AT COX.NET
> Subject: Re: serious birding question
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> 
> The Kansas Fish and Game Commission reared prairie-chickens back in the late
> 1950's and 60's at its pheasant production facility at Meade SFL. I do not
> remember if they were greater prairie-chickens or lesser prairie-chickens.
> One of the workers at the facility told me that production was difficult and
> they had very low survival. And that is while the birds were at Meade. Who
> knows the survival rate of the young once they were released into the wild. 
> 
>  
> 
> It's amazing the department once conducted captive rearing operations for
> prairie-chickens, pheasants and northern bobwhites but closed down all of
> their facilities 40 years ago. Now the politicians think they have the
> answer to low upland game bird populations so we are going to waste good
> money rearing LEPCs?? And whose money will it be?
> 
>  
> 
> Steve Sorensen
> 
> Valley Center, KS
> 
> Sedgwick County 
> 
> 

 		 	   		  
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Subject: Clinton Lake Overlook park
From: "Wedge, Philip C." <pwedge AT KU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:57:30 +0000
Last night (7/19), I heard and saw both Painted Bunting and Blue Grosbeak while 
taking a walk from the Overlook park at Clinton Lake (N. of dam) to Sander's 
Mound, the small hill with bench that has a view of the lake and marina. 
(Douglas Co.) 


Phil Wedge
Lawrence

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Subject: Re: serious birding question
From: Steve Sorensen <webforbs AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:05:58 -0500
The Kansas Fish and Game Commission reared prairie-chickens back in the late
1950's and 60's at its pheasant production facility at Meade SFL. I do not
remember if they were greater prairie-chickens or lesser prairie-chickens.
One of the workers at the facility told me that production was difficult and
they had very low survival. And that is while the birds were at Meade. Who
knows the survival rate of the young once they were released into the wild. 

 

It's amazing the department once conducted captive rearing operations for
prairie-chickens, pheasants and northern bobwhites but closed down all of
their facilities 40 years ago. Now the politicians think they have the
answer to low upland game bird populations so we are going to waste good
money rearing LEPCs?? And whose money will it be?

 

Steve Sorensen

Valley Center, KS

Sedgwick County 



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Subject: Labette County birds
From: Richard Tucker <rickt AT WAVEWLS.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:57:22 -0500
Birds from deck here on the farm this AM:
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
House Finch
E. Wood Peewee
Mourning Dove
Red-eyed Vireo
White-breasted Nuthatch
Downey Woodpecker
E. Phoebe
N. Cardinal

Andrew Burnett and I had great look at Painted Bunting just south of Parsons 
Wednesday. Still looking for the White-winged Dove but no luck. 


Rick Tucker
Parsons, Ks
Labette County
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Subject: Mississippi Kites Johnson and Wyandotte County
From: "markeland AT kc.rr.com" <markeland@KC.RR.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:47:01 -0500
While driving near 55th and Roe a pair of Mississippi Kites flew overhead. 
Eileen had to catch me as I leaned too far forward as they went overhead 
and was headed toward the median. 

At a party in Wyandotte county near 36th and Dover at least three 
Mississippi Kites went over quite high catching insects. Other times they 
came over very low. I could never count more than two at a time but plumage 
variation showed three and possibly four. They were last seen around 8:45pm 
as dusk settled in. Also seen were two very high Red-tailed Hawks riding 
the winds south that I might have missed if not for the kites. 

Mark Land
Overland Park, KS 66207 

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Subject: Quivira NWR - 7/19 AM
From: Danny Akers <birdmandan1231 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:11:25 -0500
Jeff Calhoun and I checked out Quivira NWR this morning in hopes of relocating 
the Red Phalarope. We did not have any success, however we managed 19 species 
of shorebirds to pad our list for the day. Nearly ~900 Stilt Sandpipers, at 
least 2 Western Sandpipers, vocal Dowitchers of both species, and nearly ~90 
Wilson's and 2 Red-necked Phalaropes were present. A Caspian Tern and 4 Least 
Terns were also noteworthy. 26 Redheads were pretty neat to see too. Swallow 
numbers continue to build. 

 
Nothing overly exceptional elsewhere today. 
 
Danny Akers
Dodge City
birdmandan1231 AT hotmail.com 
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Re: serious birding question
From: Michael Pearce <md_pearce AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:53:48 -0500
According to the manager and biologists at the Attwater Prairie Chicken 
National Wildlife Refuge, they have four places raising Attwater chicks in 
captivity. 

That part is "highly successful," getting the birds to survive in the wild is 
not. They started the captive breeding program in the early 1990s when they had 
500 birds, and started the releases in 1995. 

By 2005, despite probably more than 1,000 birds released, the population was at 
the all-time low of 40. 

Now it's at about 100, pre-release adult birds. They released 400 to 500 this 
summer. 

Things are getting better, though, with a 16 percent survival rate on released 
birds but that amounts to more than $5,000 per bird that survives to one year. 

Releases in recent years have ranged from around 200 to about 400 aged six to 
12 weeks. 

Biologists down there are making progress by exterminating army ants over much 
of the refuge. 

They were not at all supportive of the Kansas program, and said if habitat 
returns, trans-locating adult birds would be much more successful but basically 
told me to pray for rain and successful habitat programs. 

Oh, and Kansas did have some pen-reared lessers back, I think, in the 1930s but 
the cost was even higher than what's happening with Attwaters and there's no 
record of the birds survived upon being released. 

Michael PearceNewton, America

> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:06:00 -0500
> From: kinman AT HOTMAIL.COM
> Subject: Re: serious birding question
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> 
> Hi Dan,   
> The Houston Zoo has apparently been quite successful in breeding the highly 
endangered Attwater's subspecies of the greater prairie chicken. You can read 
more about it in their blog (weblink is given below). -----------Ken Kinman 
Hays, Kansas 

> http://blogs.houstonzoo.org/2014/04/24573/ 
> 
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> 
> > Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:44:36 -0500
> > From: birdkansa AT GMAIL.COM
> > Subject: serious birding question
> > To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> > 
> > Has anyone ever succesfully bred prairie chickens? The social aspect of
> > their breeding behavior would make it very difficult I think?
> > 
> > Thanks
> > Dan Larson
> > 
> 
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Subject: Yard Birds
From: John Row <johmarrow AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:24:54 -0500
Hello All,
While in the kitchen this morning, Diane spotted a bird doing something under a 
table on our deck. I tried to get an angle on it and spotted a young Carolina 
wren taking a dirt bath in a 2 inch diameter x 2-1/4 inch tall cup, a flat of 
which Diane was using to start plants. Diane had been complaining that a pair 
of cardinals had been seriously checking out a hanging fern as she thought it a 
bad location for a nest with watering the fern and all. Sure enough, I got a 
ladder and took a peak and a nest with eggs was later seen being occupied by 
mom ma cardinal. 

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Subject: Re: serious birding question
From: Michael Pearce <md_pearce AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:26:58 -0700
Captive breeding saved Attwater prairie chicken from extinction, but at a 
massive cost and poor success rates. It was their last chance, but the 
biologists involved think the Kansas plan is poor, at best. 

We have another article on it Sunday, as an addition to the front page story we 
did after the plan was announced. 


Michael Pearce
Newton, US

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> On Jul 19, 2014, at 12:59 PM, "Daniel Larson"  wrote:
> 
> Has anyone ever succesfully bred prairie chickens? The social aspect of
> their breeding behavior would make it very difficult I think?
> 
> Thanks
> Dan Larson
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Subject: Re: serious birding question
From: Ken Kinman <kinman AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:06:00 -0500
Hi Dan,   
 The Houston Zoo has apparently been quite successful in breeding the highly 
endangered Attwater's subspecies of the greater prairie chicken. You can read 
more about it in their blog (weblink is given below). -----------Ken Kinman 
Hays, Kansas 

http://blogs.houstonzoo.org/2014/04/24573/ 

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> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:44:36 -0500
> From: birdkansa AT GMAIL.COM
> Subject: serious birding question
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> 
> Has anyone ever succesfully bred prairie chickens? The social aspect of
> their breeding behavior would make it very difficult I think?
> 
> Thanks
> Dan Larson
> 

 		 	   		  
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Subject: Breeding Prairie Chickens?
From: Mick McHugh <emchugh2 AT KC.RR.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:29:16 -0600
Dan et all,
    The  breeding Prairie Chicken bit by the Gov.
is just an example of his desire for the legislators
to replace the wildlife biologists.Stunningly stupid.
Mick McHugh
Kansas City

They will mount up with wings,as Eagles
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Subject: serious birding question
From: Daniel Larson <birdkansa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:44:36 -0500
Has anyone ever succesfully bred prairie chickens? The social aspect of
their breeding behavior would make it very difficult I think?

Thanks
Dan Larson

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Subject: Re: All three phalaropes at Quivira today
From: David Seibel <dseibel AT JCCC.EDU>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:20:43 +0000
Just a heads up for anyone who might go searching for the phalaropes at 
Quivira: On closer examination of my digiscoped photos, I suspect that all 
eleven of the birds swimming with the Red Phalarope were actually Reds too 
(males in basic plumage or juvs)! They're tricky at that distance. There were a 
couple of definite Red-necked Phalaropes on the south side of the county road 
at the same spot. 


David Seibel
Lenexa
________________________________________
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Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 7:25 PM
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Subject: All three phalaropes at Quivira today

Galen Pittman and I found 23 species of shorebirds at Quivira NWR today, 
including 14 Red-necked and 1 spectacular adult Red Phalarope in alternate 
plumage. Among other notable species, we also saw at least 10 Short-billed 
Dowitchers and 2 White-rumped Sandpipers. Full list and more details on eBird: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19138545

David Seibel
Lenexa

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Subject: Lake Clinton, Douglas County
From: Carol Morgan <crxmorgan AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:10:57 -0500
Fourteen Topeka Audubon Society members checked out some hotspots around 
Lake Clinton early this morning.  On the Wakarusa Causeway we found one of 
our target species: painted bunting.  It was gorgeous in the morning sun.  
It was so good to see water on both sides of the causeway because it seems 
as if that end of the lake has been dry forever.  There were a dozen great 
egrets and two dozen great blue herons in the marshy area on the west side 
of the causeway, plus three little blue herons and 3-4 snowy egrets.  Two 
children were with our group and both were excited at the painted bunting.  
There he is!  There he went!  Our senior member, Sarah (90+ years young), 
walked the causeway with us.  I hope I'm still birding when I get to be 
that age.

We also went to Clinton State Park and Bloomington Beach area and found a 
variety of species including scissor-tailed flycatcher, orchard oriole, 
warbling vireo, Caspian tern, hairy woodpecker and a chipping sparrow 
nest.  Dan Larson ventured through heavy brush along the nonexistent 
shoreline for a short distance, but I think the insects finally made him 
give up and retreat to the sandy beach.  A new birder who came with us, 
Denise, couldn't stop smiling after getting new species after new species.

After that we decided to head to Lake Perry to try for the Pacific loon.  
I've already posted about that.  

What a beautiful day!  It's probably the last day of moderate temperatures 
so I'm glad we were out to enjoy it.  Debby McKee is working on our 
official lists for the morning, but I think we got about 57 species today.



Carol Morgan

Topeka, Shawnee County

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Subject: Pacific loon
From: Carol Morgan <crxmorgan AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:41:18 -0500
Ten members of the Topeka Audubon Society found the Pacific loon at Lake 
Perry this morning.  We parked below the dam at the east end and John 
Zempel spotted it way to the center and west side of the lake.  Despite the 
distance we had good looks at it.

John, Linda and I drove to the west side hoping for a better look at it but 
we couldn't find it again.  There are lots of boats and skiers on the water 
today and I bet that it flew to a quieter location.  Good luck if you go 
looking for it today.  I hope it will stick around for a while so that more 
birders get an opportunity to count it.



Carol Morgan

Topeka, Shawnee County

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Subject: Pacific loon still present
From: Carol Morgan <crxmorgan AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:19:41 -0500
Topeka Audubon group looking at Pacific loon right now at Lake Perry.

Carol Morgan, Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Burrowing Owl, Cassin's Sparrow
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:32:47 -0500
We added one additional stop Friday morning, about 17-18 miles from Pratt off 
54/400 Highway past the sand hills area on "M" (my son, as the navigator, has 
more detailed directions ). We were able to find three Cassin's Sparrows and 
one Burrowing Owl near the road in the mist & fog. 


My thanks to those who posted and back-channeled - here, Facebook and ebird - 
any trip that adds 13 state & 3 life birds is well worth the time away. 
(Usually only add 2-3 lifers per year!) 


We also enjoyed looks at badgers & prairie dogs, not part of our normal mammal 
experience. Good birding to all! 


(Unusual weather during the whole trip)

Al Schirmacher
Muscotah, KS



> 
> Visited Cheyenne Bottoms & Quivira with my son, Nate, today.
> 
> Surprising Whimbrel among 21 shorebirds (20 at Quivira). Loved up close looks 
at Snowy Plovers, Avocets, BN Stilts & others along 170th in QNWR. 

> 
> Enjoyed Neotropical Cormorant, Little Blue Heron, Common Gallinule & many 
varied herons & egrets at Cheyenne. 

> 
> Whimbrel was a 21 year nemesis for this former northerner. BN Stilts & 
Western Sandpiper lifers enhanced Nate's experience. 

> 
> Added 11 Kansas & 10 year birds on this trip - so far.  
> 
> Did miss Burrowing Owls at ebird spot near Great Bend, as well as Black Rail 
& Least Tern at Quivira. Staying in Great Bend, still have time tomorrow:) 

> 
> Al Schirmacher
> Muscotah, KS
> 
> Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Birding Adventures in Peru and Galapagos
From: Bob Gress <bobgress AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:18:36 -0500
I may have bit off too much here but I'm planning some birding adventures
for 2015.. if we can get more people interested.  Let me know if you are
interested and I'll gladly forward a trip itinerary.

 

Northern Peru, July 11-23, 2015.   This is primarily a birding trip with an
expert birding guide.  This itinerary has a spectacular list of birds and
includes three nights at the Owlet Lodge in the Abra Patrica area.  This is
the home of the Long-whiskered Owlet.  Other great birds in this northern
Peru area include the Marvelous Spatuletail ( at Huembo Marvelous
Spatuletail Reserve), Scarlet-banded Barbet, White-masked Antbirds and lots
more.

 

Galapagos, Ecuador, June 12-22, 2015.  This is the typical Galapagos nature
tour including a 7-night yacht expedition.  We go ashore on at least 6
different islands.  There will be plenty of birding but also snorkeling and
kayaking opportunities.  It features the unique Galapagos birdlife along
with giant tortoises, fur seals, green sea turtles, land iguanas and more.

 

Let me know if you have questions or would like to see an itinerary
including trip costs.

 

Bob Gress

Wichita KS

bobgress AT cox.net

www.BirdsInFocus.com



 

 


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Subject: All three phalaropes at Quivira today
From: David Seibel <dseibel AT JCCC.EDU>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:25:44 +0000
Galen Pittman and I found 23 species of shorebirds at Quivira NWR today, 
including 14 Red-necked and 1 spectacular adult Red Phalarope in alternate 
plumage. Among other notable species, we also saw at least 10 Short-billed 
Dowitchers and 2 White-rumped Sandpipers. Full list and more details on eBird: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19138545

David Seibel
Lenexa

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Subject: Re: Corpse Plant
From: Elmer Finck <efinck AT FHSU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:28:55 -0500
When I first started teaching at Emporia State University in 1989, Dr. 
Carl Prophet had one of these plants.  It really did stink!!  We saw it 
bloom the first year we were there.  Saludos y nos vemos ms tarde, EJF

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Fort Hays State University
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Date:   07/18/2014 04:14 PM
Subject:        Corpse Plant
Sent by:        Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas 




For those of you interested the corpse plant at Southwestern College in 
Winfield is opening.  you may even get a glimpse of Max. view at this link 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh4pzUjewfk on You Tube.


Lloyd




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Subject: Mississippi Kite, Galena, Cherokee Co.
From: "Rader, Jennifer" <jennifer.rader AT KSOUTDOORS.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:13:25 -0500
I got home from work a little bit ago, and through my open windows I heard
a Mississippi Kite call. I ran outside, and sure enough, there was an adult
flying over my yard. It called about 6 times before it soared out of view.
This makes sighting number 3 for me in my yard this year. My first sighting
was on May 11, then on July 2.

-- 
Jenn Rader
Southeast Kansas Nature Center Director
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
Galena, KS
(620) 783-5207

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Subject: Corpse Plant
From: ictinia <ictinia AT KC.RR.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:10:17 -0500
For those of you interested the corpse plant at Southwestern College in 
Winfield is opening. you may even get a glimpse of Max. view at this link 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh4pzUjewfk on You Tube. 



Lloyd




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Subject: Lake Perry birds
From: Carol Morgan <crxmorgan AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:50:29 -0500
Sue Newland was at Lake Perry yesterday afternoon and had an incidental 
sighting of an unusual gull.  She took some photos and I posted a couple 
for her on the Kansas Birding Facebook page.  It is predominantly white, 
with white wing-tips, pink legs and a dark tip on the bill. I've never 
heard of a juvenile glaucous gull in Kansas in July, but its 
characteristics don't fit a herring (with the white body) or a ring-billed 
(with the white wing-tips).  Take a look.  Sue would appreciate an ID.



So I went with Sue this morning to search for the bird.  We did not find 
it, but we did find a common loon as we crossed the dam.  And we found two 
Caspian terns at Perry State Park (Jefferson Points site).  I was pleased 
with those species for July in Kansas.



Carol Morgan

Topeka, Shawnee County

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Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms, Quivira
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:03:38 -0500
Visited Cheyenne Bottoms & Quivira with my son, Nate, today.

Surprising Whimbrel among 21 shorebirds (20 at Quivira). Loved up close looks 
at Snowy Plovers, Avocets, BN Stilts & others along 170th in QNWR. 


Enjoyed Neotropical Cormorant, Little Blue Heron, Common Gallinule & many 
varied herons & egrets at Cheyenne. 


Whimbrel was a 21 year nemesis for this former northerner. BN Stilts & Western 
Sandpiper lifers enhanced Nate's experience. 


Added 11 Kansas & 10 year birds on this trip - so far.  

Did miss Burrowing Owls at ebird spot near Great Bend, as well as Black Rail & 
Least Tern at Quivira. Staying in Great Bend, still have time tomorrow:) 


Al Schirmacher
Muscotah, KS

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Mississippi Kite feeding young in Butler Co.
From: Atcha Nolan <qanolan AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:53:29 -0500
I just witnessed a Mississippi Kite feeding it's young in a nest across the 
street from my house just west of El Dorado, Butler Co.

Atcha Nolan
El Dorado, Butler Co.

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Subject: Baker Wetlands survey
From: Daniel Larson <birdkansa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:57:15 -0500
Roger Boyd and Dan Larson surveyed Baker Wetlands, Lawrence, Kansas on the
morning of the 16th. We had 65 species which seemed pretty good. The decent
temperature and little wind helped. It continues to be amazing the changes
seen every two weeks there with the construction.

We found more water birds this time even though not much more water than
last time.We had Canada Goose and Wood Duck. The Wood Ducks were hiding
somewhat in a marsh area in the growth around the edge. It was the female
and three close to grown ones. They were fun to find and see. There were a
few Great Blues and a Little Blue and Green Heron. There were the normal
Killdeer and a single Spotted Sandpiper and single Solitary Sandpiper and
an Upland Plover trilling as it flew over high.

The construction has helped the doves. We have seen Rock Pigeons the last
two surveys. We had 282 Mourning Doves. Ebird wanted to know more because
of the high number. They seem to be attracted to left over wheat in an
adjacent wheat field. Also wheat and oats have been sowed along the new
road banks.

The bare ground of the new roads, road banks, and construction areas have
attracted Horned Larks. We observed more this time than any other time.

An Empidonax was a frustratingly fun one. It was definitely a small
flycatcher with wing bars as it flew from a small Cottonwood with weedy
growth around the base to nearby plants a short distance out in the marsh.
It didn't allow us to watch it long and it never sang. It would have been
nice to know which one it was.

Cliff Swallow was the predominant swallow. We heard two different catbirds
which we do not get often. There were many Indigo Buntings.

The complete list can be seen at this site.

ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19124283


Thanks
Dan Larson
Berryton, KS

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Subject: Tuttle Puddle pileated, painted bunting, eagles, woodchuck and purple martins massing
From: Michael Pearce <md_pearce AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:04:18 -0500
Much of Monday and Tuesday morning in the River Pond area of Tuttle Creek State 
Park produced some fun observations. 


Most of the time the two young-of-the-year bald eagles hatched at the nest on 
the south side of the River Pond could be seen soaring about. Like kids with 
new bikes, they seemed to be going through dives and tight turns just because 
they could. The adults weren't seen as often, but they were certainly around a 
lot. 


Monday evening offered a very good look at a pileated woodpecker flying from 
the south side of the River Pond to the north side. Early Tuesday morning a 
pileated was calling from some cottonwoods just west of the cabins near the 
River Pond. Pretty cool to have the pileated, two young eagles and a dozen 
turkey vultures in sight at the same time. 


A friend who lives just a half-mile southwest of the state park has had 
numerous good sightings of painted buntings at his house, which is in a 
secluded area, with a nice mixture of prairie and cedar brush. 


Monday afternoon a woodchuck was just south of the park's west entrance, a 
location where it has been seen several times. 


Wednesday morning I saw at least 60 purple martins massed on some utility lines 
along the eastern edge of El Dorado. I'm wondering if the cool morning had them 
thinking of South America. 



Michael Pearce
Newton, America

 		 	   		  
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Subject: Quivira report for 15 July 2014
From: Barry Jones <barjones78 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:59:21 -0500
Quivira refuge-wide shorebird survey conducted today, 15 July, produced 
nearly 5,000 birds and 20 species.  Nearly 4,000 of these were along and 
near the flats along NE 170th north of Big Salt Marsh, with scattered 
birds elsewhere.  Most notable were lingering White-rumped Sandpipers 
(identified by sight and sound) and a near "flock" of Solitary Sandpipers 
in one area.  Results:
Snowy Plover - 133
Semipalmated Plover - 1
Killdeer - 58
Black-necked Stilt - 120
American Avocet - 2140
Greater Yellowlegs - 90
Lesser Yellowlegs - 10
yellowlegs, sp. - 97
Solitary Sandpiper - 16 (all in one small unit)
Willet - 3
Spotted Sandpiper - 25
Marbled Godwit - 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 15
Western Sandpiper - 5
Least Sandpiper - 1510
White-rumped Sandpiper - 14
Baird's Sandpiper - 8
Pectoral Sandpiper - 3
Stilt Sandpiper - 309
dowitcher, sp. - 121
Wilson's Phalarope - 120
peep, sp. - 150
SPECIES = 20
INDIV = 4950

Egrets and herons continue to impress with numbers of them (especially 
snowy and great egret) totaling about 500+ refuge-wide.  That total 
includes a handful of cattle egrets mixed in, but still no little blue 
herons.  Painted Bunting males still in both locations as described last 
week.  One adult bald eagle along the Wildlife Drive.

Road work note:  avoid the south end of the refuge if possible, as the 
Little Salt Marsh area and Reno Units are being finished up this week.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Subject: Cooper's hawks in Topeka
From: Carol Morgan <crxmorgan AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:48:42 -0500
An inquiry found its way to my inbox asking for someone to go look for 
hawks in Holliday Park in central Topeka and to identify them if possible.



I found them!  I saw two young Cooper's hawks and one adult Cooper's hawk 
in little Holliday Park this morning.  One of the immature hawks had 
captured a bird of some kind and held it beneath a talon.  It then 
proceeded to eat it, and it didn't share with its sibling.  I think I also 
found the nest, although of course there were no birds in it.  The three 
hawks I saw moved around quite a bit from tree to tree this morning so they 
were fairly easy to spot, and their long, barred tails made identification 
easy.  The young birds had thick streaks on their breasts, while the adult 
had a rusty, barred breast.  Fascinating and beautiful.  



Other species included gray catbird, chimney swift, American robin, 
mourning dove and European starling.



Have a good, birdy day,



Carol Morgan

Topeka, Shawnee County

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Subject: Greater Quivira & Cheyenne Bottoms area
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:21:14 -0500
My son & I will be traveling to Quivira & Cheyenne Bottoms this Thursday & 
Friday for the first time. 


Our primary emphasis will be shorebirds, rails & terns but...information about 
roadrunners, Burrowing Owls & other area specialties will be greatly 
appreciated. Both of us have serious Kansas list work to do. 


We do have prior posts and Ebird information.

Our thanks.

Al & Nate Schirmacher
Muscotah, KS

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Subject: (Fwd) July Update, Kansas County Listing
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:17:27 -0500
All, 

Listed below is the July 2014 edition of the Kansas County Listing. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND ANY UPDATES OR CHANGES TO:
Mark Land at markeland AT kc.rr.com  

Because of the size of the message, this list is posted to KsBirds via the list 

owners.

Regards,
Mark Land

Kansas County List			
75 Species or more			
			
County			
Allen	221		
130		Carolyn Schwab	
127		Henry Armknecht	
117		Jim Malcolm	
114		Kevin Groeneweg	
113		Marie Plinsky	
109		Galen Pittman	
103		Matt Gearheart	
101		Pete Janzen	
96		Mike Rader	
87		Chuck Otte	
82		Jaye Otte	
81		Mick McHugh	
79		Nic Allen	
76		Glenn Caspers	
75		Dan Larson	
75		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
			
Anderson	271
160		Matt Gearheart	
151		Carolyn Schwab	
139		Nic Allen	
137		Galen Pittman	
134		Jim Malcolm	
131		Henry Armknecht	
131		Marie Plinsky	
130		Mark Land	
126		Mick McHugh	
112		Kevin Groeneweg	
107		Mike Rader	
105		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
103		Pete Janzen	
100		Glenn Caspers	
96		David Seibel	
94		Jenny Gearheart	
90		Chuck Otte	
88		Robert Penner	
87		Phil Wedge	
87		Sam Mannell	
87		Terry Mannell	
84		Jaye Otte	
84		Doris Burnett	
79		Tom Ewert	
76		Dan Larson	
			
Atchison	247
202		Al Schirmacher	
148		Matt Gearheart	
144		Galen Pittman	
116		Jim Malcolm	
114		Henry Armknecht 	
113		Brett Sandercock	
112		Chuck Otte	
109		Mike Rader	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
100		Pete Janzen	
100		Nic Allen	
98		Mick McHugh	
93		Jaye Otte	
91		Sam Mannell	
91		Terry Mannell	
89		Scott Seltman	
89		Dan Larson	
87		Phil Wedge	
80		Mark Land	
79		Jeff Keating	
79		Glenn Caspers	
77		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
76		David Seibel	
75		Nick Varvel	
			
Barber	277
211		Gene Young	
210		Pete Janzen	
182		Dennis Angle	
165		Kevin Groeneweg	
152		Tyler Hicks	
149		Chet Gresham	
146		Mike Rader	
146		Tom Ewert	
141		Matt Gearheart	
141		Jeff Calhoun	
138		Henry Armknecht	
135		Gregg Friesen	
123		James Barnes	
118		Scott Seltman	
106		Robert Penner	
98		Carolyn Schwab	
97		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
91		Galen Pittman	
91		Glenn Caspers	
90		Eulalia Lewis	
90		Eugene Lewis	
90		Ben Rogers	
90		Dan Larson	
88		Leon Hicks	
86		Chuck Otte	
85		Bill Beard	
85		Jim Malcolm	
83		Aaron Mitchell	
80		Nancy Beard	
78		Trent Reed	
			
Barton	373
292		Robert Penner	
286		Mike Rader	
275		Scott Seltman	
260		Lloyd Moore	
250		Gene Young	
242		Galen Pittman	
234		Mick McHugh	
234		Matt Gearheart	
234		David Seibel	
233		Robert Fisher	
224		Jay Newton	
213		Craig Faanes	
212		Pete Janzen	
209		Kevin Groeneweg	
207		Tyler Hicks	
205		Henry Armknecht 	
204		Rob Graham	
204		Mark Land	
201		Nic Allen	
201		Chuck Otte	
200		Marie Plinsky	
199		Aaron Mitchell	
198		Kathy McDowell	
191		Gregg Friesen 	
190		Jimmy Woodard	
190		Jim Malcolm	
189		Lowell Johnson	
183		Dan Mulhern	
177		Dan Larson	
177		Tom Ewert	
175		Glenn Caspers	
173		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
171		Sam Mannell	
171		Terry Mannell	
170		Jaye Otte	
168		Jeff Calhoun	
165		Dan Gish	
165		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
162		Nancy Beard	
162		Bill Beard	
161		John Zempel	
160		Leon Hicks	
158		Charles Anderson	
156		John Northrup	
154		Chet Gresham	
154		Doris Burnett	
153		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
153		Phil Wedge	
153		Curtis Wolf	
145		Carolyn Schwab	
145		Ben Rogers	
141		Carol Morgan	
140		Trent Reed	
139		Cheryl Miller	
135		John Row	
135		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
118		Brett Sandercock	
116		Nick Varvel	
113		Bill Trelc Jr.	
112		Debra McKee	
111		Jon Strong	
110		Rod Wedel	
106		Edge Wade	
105		Lisa Edwards 	
104		T. J. Walker	
104		Tristan Weinbrenner	
104		Mary Pat Haddican	
95		Judd Patterson	
95		Chris Fagyal	
94		Rodney Wright	
93		Steven McDaniel	
89		Duane Otto	
89		Greyson Yerby	
87		James Barnes	
86		Mike Harding	
			
Bourbon	214
163		Matt Gearheart	
128		Henry Armknecht 	
115		Jim Malcolm	
114		Galen Pittman	
112		Pete Janzen	
109		Ron Tucker	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
98		Nic Allen	
93		Mick McHugh	
85		Rick Tucker	
84		Glenn Caspers	
80		Mike Rader	
77		Mark Land	
76		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
76		Dan Larson	
			
Brown	258
225		Rosella Royer	
172		Janet Rebant	
160		Al Schirmacher	
150		Chuck Otte	
147		Jim Malcolm	
146		Matt Gearheart	
125		Galen Pittman	
113		Henry Armknecht	
110		Dan Larson	
107		Pete Janzen	
107		Glenn Caspers	
105		Sebastian Patti	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Mike Rader	
98		Carol Morgan	
96		Tony Schaar	
95		Duane Otto	
92		Scott Seltman	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
89		Doris Burnett	
89		David Seibel	
84		Nic Allen	
76		Mick McHugh	
			
Butler	287
234		Gene Young	
215		Kevin Groeneweg	
204		Pete Janzen	
199		Tyler Hicks	
189		Bob Broyles	
188		Leon Hicks	
186		Atcha Nolan	
180		Jim Wilson	
162		David Seibel	
157		Tom Ewert	
156		Jeff Calhoun	
149		Dallas Hewett	
129		Gregg Friesen	
123		Henry Armknecht 	
120		Matt Gearheart	
116		Nancy Beard	
116		Bill Beard	
116		Mike Rader	
111		Robert Penner	
106		Carolyn Schwab	
105		James Barnes	
100		Jim Malcolm	
95		Chuck Otte	
94		Glenn Caspers	
86		Sam Mannell	
86		Terry Mannell	
86		Dan Larson	
79		Chet Gresham	
75		Galen Pittman	
75		Nic Allen	
75		Scott Seltman	
			
Chase	276
167		Ross Silcock	
143		Jim Malcolm	
142		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
134		Henry Armknecht	
134		Kevin Groeneweg	
114		Matt Gearheart	
113		Pete Janzen	
113		Mike Rader	
109		Tom Ewert	
108		Gregg Friesen	
101		Chuck Otte	
101		Dan Larson	
92		Carolyn Schwab	
90		Robert Penner	
88		Cheryl Miller	
83		Galen Pittman	
82		Nancy Beard	
81		Bill Beard	
80		Glenn Caspers	
80		Nick Varvel	
79		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
78		Chet Gresham	
77		Robert Kruger	
76		Mick McHugh	
75		Sam Mannell	
75		Terry Mannell	
			
Chautauqua	221
183		Gene Young	
147		Jim Malcolm	
137		Pete Janzen	
125		Henry Armknecht	
124		Atcha Nolan	
123		Kevin Groeneweg	
108		Scott Seltman	
105		Matt Gearheart	
97		Mike Rader	
93		Dan Larson	
92		Jeff Calhoun	
91		Leon Hicks	
88		Robert Penner	
87		Tom Ewert	
85		Galen Pittman	
83		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
80		Charles Anderson	
			
Cherokee	271
216		Dave Henness	
193		Mike Rader	
187		Matt Gearheart	
171		Scott Seltman	
167		Gene Young	
157		Jim Rising	
147		Nick Varvel	
142		Galen Pittman	
140		Pete Janzen	
139		Kevin Groeneweg	
132		Henry Armknecht 	
130		Jim Malcolm	
127		Rick Tucker	
124		Nic Allen	
118		Dan Larson	
118		Jeff Calhoun	
110		Doris Burnett	
106		Chuck Otte	
106		David Seibel	
105		Jaye Otte	
103		Mick McHugh	
98		Tyler Hicks	
94		Gregg Friesen	
94		Andrew Burnett	
92		Aaron Mitchell	
92		Will Chatfield_Taylor	
90		Mark Land	
87		Trent Reed	
84		Dan Mulhern	
79		Glenn Caspers	
75		Edge Wade	
			
Cheyenne	242
203		Henry Armknecht	
141		Scott Seltman	
122		Pete Janzen	
112		Rick Reeser	
110		Matt Gearheart	
110		Kevin Groeneweg	
108		Mike Rader	
105		Jim Malcolm	
103		Doris Burnett	
102		Sam Mannell	
102		Terry Mannell	
97		Cheryl Miller	
93		Glenn Caspers	
86		Tom Ewert	
77		Mark Land	
77		Jon Strong	
			
Clark	281
241		Galen Pittman	
178		Jeff Calhoun	
153		Scott Seltman	
136		Kevin Groeneweg	
132		Matt Gearheart	
120		Henry Armknecht 	
113		Jim Malcolm	
104		Mike Rader	
103		Pete Janzen	
100		Mick McHugh	
100		David Seibel	
98		Tom Ewert	
95		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
94		Glenn Caspers	
82		Gregg Friesen	
79		Dan Larson	
76		Robert Penner	
			
Clay	276
249		Chuck Otte	
228		Jaye Otte	
214		Calvin Wohler	
192		Doris Burnett	
173		John Row	
161		Mike Rader	
153		Matt Gearheart	
143		Carol Morgan	
143		Henry Armknecht 	
142		Jeff Keating	
139		Robert Kruger	
137		Nic Allen	
136		Glenn Caspers	
132		Jim Malcolm	
114		Dan Larson	
113		Brett Sandercock	
110		Pete Janzen	
106		Kevin Groeneweg	
104		Scott Seltman	
102		Tom Ewert	
98		Sam Mannell 	
98		Terry Mannell	
95		Dan Thalmann	
88		Charles Anderson	
81		Gregg Friesen	
76		Debra McKee	
			
Cloud	247
151		Henry Armknecht 	
123		Pete Janzen	
122		Matt Gearheart	
111		Nic Allen	
110		Jim Malcolm	
108		Kevin Groeneweg	
108		Mike Rader	
104		Chuck Otte	
103		Doris Burnett	
100		Jeff Calhoun	
99		Jaye Otte	
95		Justin Rice	
93		Gregg Friesen	
91		Sam Mannell	
91		Terry Mannell	
82		Dan Larson	
78		Glenn Caspers	
			
Coffey	310
235		Jim Malcolm	
234		Lloyd Moore	
231		Matt Gearheart	
197		Mick McHugh	
197		Nic Allen	
192		Galen Pittman	
181		Glenn Caspers	
179		Mark Land	
165		Bill Trelc Jr. 	
154		Aaron Mitchell	
148		David Seibel	
147		Tyler Hicks	
138		Marie Plinsky	
134		Dan Gish	
126		Dan Larson	
122		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
117		Jenny Gearheart	
117		Nick Varvel	
116		Pete Janzen	
116		Kevin Groeneweg	
114		Carolyn Schwab	
114		Henry Armknecht 	
112		Carol Morgan	
99		Chuck Otte	
98		Chris Fagyal	
94		Jaye Otte	
93		Kathy McDowell	
92		Sam Mannell	
92		Terry Mannell	
90		Chet Gresham	
89		Scott Seltman	
86		Trent Reed	
82		Mike Rader	
77		Robert Penner	
75		Rodney Wright	
			
Comanche	254
175		Gene Young	
141		Scott Seltman	
139		Pete Janzen	
137		Jeff Calhoun	
134		Mike Rader	
130		Gregg Friesen	
129		Kevin Groeneweg	
126		Henry Armknecht 	
115		Galen Pittman	
105		Matt Gearheart	
93		Tom Ewert	
93		Trent Reed	
90		Chet Gresham	
91		Jim Malcolm	
85		Glenn Caspers	
83		Edge Wade	
81		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
75		Dan Larson	
			
Cowley	341
304		Max Thompson	
295		Gene Young	
261		David Seibel	
221		Kevin Groeneweg	
214		Tyler Hicks	
213		John Northrup	
210		Pete Janzen	
204		James Barnes	
200		Leon Hicks	
197		Mike Rader	
176		Jeff Calhoun	
161		Chet Gresham 	
150		Carolyn Schwab	
147		Scott Seltman	
143		Jim Wilson	
141		Cheryl Miller	
138		Henry Armknecht 	
126		Matt Gearheart	
124		Galen Pittman	
124		Tom Ewert	
118		Nancy Beard	
118		Bill Beard	
114		Dan Larson	
111		Chuck Otte	
103		Gregg Friesen	
100		Jim Malcolm	
97		Sam Mannell	
97		Terry Mannell	
95		Mark Land	
88		Edge Wade	
86		Robert Penner	
84		Jaye Otte	
81		Aaron Mitchell	
80		Nic Allen	
			
Crawford	293
169		Dave Henness	
157		Matt Gearheart	
142		Mike Rader	
139		Henry Armknecht	
125		Pete Janzen	
124		Kevin Groeneweg	
115		Mick McHugh	
113		Jim Malcolm	
108		Carolyn Schwab	
101		Scott Seltman	
100		Galen Pittman	
96		Nick Varvel	
94		Chuck Otte	
93		Gregg Friesen	
87		Glenn Caspers	
84		Nic Allen	
83		Jaye Otte	
79		Dan Mulhern	
78		Doris Burnett	
77		Leon Hicks	
75		Dan Larson	
75		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
			
Decatur	225
165		Brian Simonsson	
154		Henry Armknecht 	
117		Pete Janzen	
102		Kevin Groeneweg	
102		Jim Malcolm	
99		Mike Rader	
98		Scott Seltman	
91		Jeff Calhoun	
86		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
85		Doris Burnett	
84		Sam Mannell	
84		Terry Mannell	
83		Carol Morgan	
78		Dan Larson	
77		Matt Gearheart	
76		Glenn Caspers	
76		Tom Ewert	
			
Dickinson	250
199		Chuck Otte	
148		Jaye Otte	
143		Henry Armknecht	
135		Robert Kruger	
132		Dan Gish	
122		Jim Malcolm	
119		Doris Burnett	
113		Pete Janzen	
110		Matt Gearheart	
109		Mike Rader	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		Jim Mayhew	
105		Chet Gresham	
99		Dan Larson	
87		Glenn Caspers	
84		Sam Mannell	
84		Terry Mannell	
81		Galen Pittman	
80		David Haight	
77		Carol Morgan	
			
Doniphan	244
169		Herb Chance	
169		Donna Chance	
144		John Schukman	
136		Matt Gearheart	
125		Galen Pittman	
114		Henry Armknecht	
107		Jim Malcolm	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Pete Janzen	
102		Chuck Otte	
94		David Seibel	
89		Glenn Caspers	
87		Mike Rader	
87		Sam Mannell	
87		Terry Mannell	
80		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
77		Mick McHugh	
77		Dan Larson	
76		Scott Seltman	
76		Nic Allen	
			
Douglas	363
310		Galen Pittman	
296		David Seibel	
287		Phil Wedge	
280		Alexis Powell	
277		Mick McHugh	
266		Matt Gearheart	
265		Gerry Parkinson	
259		Kylee Sharp	
253		Dave Williams	
252		Lloyd Moore	
248		Dan Larson 	
243		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
240		Kathy McDowell	
238		Jeff Witters	
218		Mike Rader	
215		Marie Plinsky	
214		Dan Gish	
213		Dan Thalmann	
210		Mark Land	
209		Dave Henness	
204		John Zempel	
201		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
197		Aaron Mitchell	
197		Carol Morgan	
196		Nic Allen	
194		Steve Roels	
190		Glenn Caspers	
179		Sarah Roels	
173		Debra McKee	
172		Mike Hudson	
168		Nick Varvel	
167		Duane Otto	
152		Sam Mannell	
152		Terry Mannell	
150		Aaron Kim-Luellen	
150		Chuck Otte	
149		Steven McDaniel	
147		Henry Armknecht 	
143		Jim Malcolm	
143		Chris Fagyal	
139		Dan Mulhern	
137		Kevin Groeneweg	
124		Jaye Otte	
114		Pete Janzen	
113		Sue Calhoon	
111		Scott Seltman	
109		Brandon Magette	
107		Trent Reed	
106		Kat Farres	
106		Dennis Farres	
103		Sue Stevenson	
102		Lisa Weeks	
101		Greyson Yerby	
100		Harley Winfrey	
96		Doris Burnett	
94		Nancy Beard	
92		Bill Beard	
86		Edge Wade	
86		Gregg Friesen	
86		Jim Walton	
84		Rodney Wright	
84		Jenny Gearheart	
83		Belky Cuevas	
80		Robert Penner	
80		Cheryl Miller	
79		Rob Graham	
			
Edwards	223
160		Scott Seltman	
144		Mary Pat Haddican	
115		Pete Janzen	
114		Henry Armknecht	
113		Jeff Calhoun	
108		Mike Rader	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
97		Galen Pittman	
91		Jim Malcolm	
90		Matt Gearheart	
83		Sam Mannell	
83		Terry Mannell	
80		Tom Ewert	
78		Gregg Friesen	
			
Elk	234
180		Gene Young	
126		Pete Janzen	
124		Henry Armknecht	
124		Jim Malcolm	
121		Mike Rader	
120		Tyler Hicks	
119		Dan Larson	
114		Kevin Groeneweg	
107		Cheryl Miller	
92		Gregg Friesen	
91		Matt Gearheart	
90		Robert Penner	
89		Galen Pittman	
82		Nic Allen	
78		Chet Gresham	
75		Scott Seltman	
			
Ellis	319
226		Sam Mannell	
226		Terry Mannell	
182		Gene Young	
138		Henry Armknecht 	
135		Mike Rader	
120		Scott Seltman	
117		Kevin Groeneweg	
104		Pete Janzen	
91		Carolyn Schwab	
83		Glenn Caspers	
81		Matt Gearheart	
79		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
78		Robert Penner	
78		Jim Malcolm	
			
Ellsworth	287
261		Mike Rader	
157		Robert Kruger	
139		Matt Gearheart	
138		Pete Janzen	
134		Henry Armknecht 	
128		Scott Seltman	
122		Jim Malcolm	
122		Chuck Otte	
117		Dan Larson	
117		Kevin Groeneweg	
116		Tom Ewert	
114		Glenn Caspers	
111		Dan Gish	
104		Sam Mannell	
104		Terry Mannell	
98		Doris Burnett	
96		Galen Pittman	
94		Gregg Friesen	
89		Nic Allen	
80		Carol Morgan	
80		Jaye Otte	
80		Marie Plinsky	
79		Robert Penner	
78		Mark Land	
			
Finney	343
181		T. J. Walker	
170		Scott Seltman	
167		Mike Rader	
140		Henry Armknecht 	
135		Kevin Groeneweg	
131		Pete Janzen	
125		Matt Gearheart	
123		Dan Baffa	
116		Jeff Calhoun	
108		Tom Ewert	
102		Dan Larson	
93		Galen Pittman	
87		David Seibel	
87		Dan Gish	
87		Terry Mannell	
87		Sam Mannell	
85		Gregg Friesen	
85		Jim Malcolm	
84		Tyler Hicks	
84		Chuck Otte	
80		Bill Beard	
80		Nancy Beard	
			
Ford	299
211		Jeff Calhoun	
152		Scott Seltman	
146		Galen Pittman	
133		Tom Ewert	
116		Kevin Groeneweg	
114		Matt Gearheart	
111		Henry Armknecht 	
109		Pete Janzen	
102		Mike Rader	
90		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
84		Jim Malcolm	
79		Gregg Friesen	
78		Sam Mannell	
78		Terry Mannell	
77		Glenn Caspers	
75		Nic Allen	
			
Franklin	233
141		Richard Johnston	
141		Jim Malcolm	
135		Matt Gearheart	
131		Galen Pittman	
130		Mick McHugh	
116		Henry Armknecht	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		David Seibel	
103		Nic Allen	
100		Pete Janzen	
97		Mark Land	
92		Carolyn Schwab	
89		Mike Rader	
89		Glenn Caspers	
88		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
83		Nick Varvel	
82		Sam Mannell	
82		Terry Mannell	
75		Dan Larson	
			
Geary	324
299		Chuck Otte	
286		Jaye Otte	
257		Jeff Keating	
208		Mike Rader	
196		Doris Burnett	
179		Henry Armknecht 	
178		Robert Kruger	
174		Calvin Wohler	
174		Matt Gearheart	
166		Scott Seltman	
160		John Row	
151		Galen Pittman	
147		Dan Mulhern	
147		Dan Larson	
142		Dan Gish	
136		Sam Mannell	
136		Terry Mannell	
129		Brett Sandercock	
128		Tom Ewert	
127		Cheryl Miller	
125		Kevin Groeneweg	
123		Carolyn Schwab	
121		John Zempel	
120		Linda Zempel	
119		Pete Janzen	
119		Nic Allen	
119		David Seibel	
113		Mark Land	
111		Jim Malcolm	
102		Carol Morgan	
99		Marie Plinsky	
94		Charles Anderson	
92		Bill Beard	
92		Nancy Beard	
88		Kathy McDowell	
87		Mick McHugh	
87		Robert Penner	
82		Jenny Gearheart	
81		Gregg Friesen	
81		Jeff Calhoun	
80		Glenn Caspers	
			
Gove	206
151		Pete Janzen	
126		Henry Armknecht 	
118		Scott Seltman	
117		Trent Reed	
113		Kevin Groeneweg	
102		Jim Malcolm	
97		Matt Gearheart	
93		Glenn Caspers	
82		Robert Penner	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
77		Tom Ewert	
			
Graham	210
158		Henry Armknecht	
157		Scott Seltman	
121		Pete Janzen	
113		Kevin Groeneweg	
112		Sam Mannell	
112		Terry Mannell	
111		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
106		Jim Malcolm	
103		Mike Rader	
88		Dan Larson	
87		Glenn Caspers	
83		Matt Gearheart	
82		Robert Penner	
82		Doris Burnett	
77		Trent Reed	
76		Tom Ewert	
			
Grant	264
237		Kellye Hart	
128		Pete Janzen	
128		Mike Rader	
125		Henry Armknecht	
112		Scott Seltman	
110		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Matt Gearheart	
101		Jeff Calhoun	
84		Tom Ewert	
79		Tyler Hicks	
79		Jim Malcolm	
78		Sam Mannell	
78		Terry Mannell	
			
Gray	228
170		Scott Seltman	
116		Kevin Groeneweg	
114		Pete Janzen	
111		Henry Armknecht	
110		Jeff Calhoun	
96		Gregg Friesen	
91		Mike Rader	
87		Jim Malcolm	
85		Matt Gearheart	
79		Dan Larson	
76		Galen Pittman	
			
Greeley	207
135		Sebastian Patti	
132		Pete Janzen	
120		Henry Armknecht 	
113		Matt Gearheart	
109		Kevin Groeneweg	
97		Jim Malcolm	
80		Sam Mannell	
80		Terry Mannell	
76		Scott Seltman	
			
Greenwood	246
161		Pete Janzen	
145		Matt Gearheart	
141		Kevin Groeneweg	
135		Jim Malcolm	
121		Dan Larson	
119		Galen Pittman	
119		Henry Armknecht	
114		Mike Rader	
111		Aaron Mitchell	
110		Gregg Friesen	
109		Scott Seltman	
103		Cheryl Miller	
102		David Seibel	
95		Robert Penner	
91		Carolyn Schwab	
89		Doris Burnett	
88		Glenn Caspers	
82		Nic Allen	
82		Sam Mannell	
82		Terry Mannell	
80		Chet Gresham	
79		Bill Beard	
79		Nancy Beard	
77		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
75		Tony Schaar	
			
Hamilton	260
133		Henry Armknecht 	
132		Scott Seltman	
125		Kevin Groeneweg	
122		Jim Malcolm	
122		Jeff Calhoun	
116		Pete Janzen	
111		Matt Gearheart	
107		Tom Ewert	
98		Tyler Hicks	
93		Mike Rader	
			
Harper	237
167		Pete Janzen	
161		Gene Young	
122		Tom Ewert	
117		Henry Armknecht	
112		Glenn Caspers	
108		Bill Beard	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		Nancy Beard	
100		Scott Seltman	
98		Leon Hicks	
97		Carolyn Schwab	
86		Mike Rader	
83		Matt Gearheart	
81		Jim Malcolm	
			
Harvey	320
269		Bob Dester	
259		Carolyn Schwab	
254		Rod Wedel	
250		Gregg Friesen	
249		Jay Newton	
228		Pete Janzen	
209		Ethan Maynard	
206		Tyler Hicks	
187		Cheryl Miller	
164		Tom Ewert	
152		Kevin Groeneweg	
134		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
131		Nancy Beard	
130		Bill Beard	
122		Henry Armknecht	
120		Doris Burnett	
111		Dan Larson	
104		Jim Malcolm	
101		Matt Gearheart	
100		James Barnes	
99		Robert Penner	
98		Chet Gresham	
98		Mike Rader	
92		Chuck Otte	
87		Leon Hicks	
86		Jaye Otte	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
77		Jeff Calhoun	
75		Scott Seltman	
			
Haskell	238
161		Mike Rader	
118		Scott Seltman	
115		Henry Armknecht	
115		Kevin Groeneweg	
107		Pete Janzen	
92		Jeff Calhoun	
90		Jim Malcolm	
89		Matt Gearheart	
75		Dan Larson	
			
Hodgeman	237
174		Jeff Calhoun	
171		Scott Seltman	
140		Pete Janzen	
129		Henry Armknecht	
116		Mary Pat Haddican	
115		Kevin Groeneweg	
108		Matt Gearheart	
107		Tom Ewert	
100		Mike Rader	
85		Jim Malcolm	
83		Dan Larson	
79		Gregg Friesen	
78		Sam Mannell	
78		Terry Mannell	
76		Dan Mulhern	
76		Nic Allen	
			
Jackson	252
215		Mike Harding	
196		Al Schirmacher	
178		Jim Malcolm	
161		Chuck Otte	
163		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
153		John Zempel	
137		Glenn Caspers	
137		Carol Morgan	
136		Henry Armknecht	
130		Dan Larson	
127		Galen Pittman	
125		Matt Gearheart	
107		Pete Janzen	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
99		Jaye Otte	
99		Marie Plinsky	
97		Mike Rader	
95		Mick McHugh	
95		Debbie McKee	
89		Sam Mannell	
89		Terry Mannell	
86		Nick Varvel	
84		Brandon Magette	
81		Tony Schaar	
78		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
78		Kathy McDowell	
			
Jefferson	330
289		Galen Pittman	
262		Mick McHugh	
247		Lloyd Moore	
240		David Seibel	
225		Jim Malcolm	
221		Mike Rader	
194		Glenn Caspers	
193		Dan Gish	
189		Bob Fisher	
189		Matt Gearheart	
174		Dan Larson	
172		Dave Henness	
164		Carol Morgan	
160		Dave Williams	
150		Phil Wedge	
149		Kathy McDowell	
147		Sam Mannell	
147		Terry Mannell	
145		Nic Allen	
138		Mark Land	
137		Marie Plinsky	
134		Chuck Otte	
129		Jaye Otte	
128		Henry Armknecht 	
123		Pete Janzen	
117		Nick Varvel	
116		Debra McKee	
112		Kevin Groeneweg	
109		Aaron Mitchell	
102		Dan Mulhern	
101		Scott Seltman	
93		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
93		John Zempel	
90		Duane Otto	
91		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
79		Tony Schaar	
77		Mike Hudson	
			
Jewell	237
167		Henry Armknecht 	
124		Pete Janzen	
124		Scott Seltman	
122		Mike Rader	
110		Gregg Friesen	
110		Kevin Groeneweg	
107		Sam Mannell	
107		Terry Mannell	
104		Doris Burnett	
101		Matt Gearheart	
98		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
97		Jim Malcolm	
88		Mike Harding	
82		Glenn Caspers	
81		Chuck Otte	
79		Jon Strong	
79		Tom Ewert	
79		Phil Wedge	
76		Jeff Calhoun	
			
Johnson	335
295		Mark Land	
293		Matt Gearheart	
282		Terry Swope	
272		Nic Allen	
264		Chris Hobbs	
260		David Seibel	
247		Galen Pittman	
246		Jeff Witters	
245		Aaron Mitchell	
243		Mick McHugh	
243		Rodney Wright	
235		Nick Varvel	
229		Trent Reed	
228		Dave Henness	
216		Mark Corder	
212		Lloyd Moore	
203		Steven McDaniel	
203		Dave Williams	
190		Mike Hudson	
188		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
185		Greyson Yerby	
183		Jenny Gearheart	
158		Jim Malcolm	
155		Bob Fisher	
153		Henry Armknecht	
152		Chris Fagyal	
146		Mike Rader	
145		Dan Larson	
141		Nancy Smalldon	
133		Sue Calhoon	
122		Jim Walton	
121		Pete Janzen	
121		Kevin Groeneweg	
121		Carol Morgan	
113		Chuck Otte	
110		John Mallory	
109		Dan Gish	
103		Lisa Weeks	
103		Glenn Caspers	
100		Bill Beard	
100		Nancy Beard	
99		Ben Rogers	
94		Belky Cuevas	
91		Jim Wilson	
91		Sam Mannell	
91		Terry Mannell	
90		Kathy McDowell	
89		Duane Otto	
89		Jeff Calhoun	
86		Scott Seltman	
85		Sue Stevenson	
84		Mark Stafford	
83		Debra McKee	
82		Robert Penner	
79		Steve Roels	
76		Tom Ewert	
75		Ashley Laubach	
			
Kearny	269
125		Scott Seltman	
114		Henry Armknecht 	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
104		Pete Janzen	
91		Matt Gearheart	
87		Mick McHugh	
87		Jim Malcolm	
86		Jeff Calhoun	
84		Mike Rader	
75		Tyler Hicks	
			
Kingman	294
219		Pete Janzen	
178		Tom Ewert	
153		Mike Rader	
151		Tyler Hicks	
146		Gregg Friesen	
143		Kevin Groeneweg	
141		Bill Beard	
141		Nancy Beard	
127		Henry Armknecht	
119		Jeff Calhoun	
104		Leon Hicks	
103		Matt Gearheart	
103		Rod Wedel	
101		James Barnes	
101		Scott Seltman	
100		Chet Gresham	
94		Carolyn Schwab	
90		Galen Pittman	
89		Jim Malcolm	
79		Sam Mannell	
79		Terry Mannell	
77		Robert Penner	
77		Glenn Caspers	
			
Kiowa	243
159		Scott Seltman	
138		Gregg Friesen	
137		Mike Rader	
126		Jeff Calhoun	
121		Pete Janzen	
112		Galen Pittman	
111		Kevin Groeneweg	
110		Henry Armknecht 	
106		Jay Newton	
100		Matt Gearheart	
92		Dan Larson	
87		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
86		Jim Malcolm	
82		Robert Penner	
80		Mary Pat Haddican	
77		Jonathan Vande Koppel	
76		Tom Ewert	
75		Glenn Caspers	
			
Labette	225
182		Rick Tucker	
134		Andrew Burnett	
118		Jim Malcolm	
113		Kevin Groeneweg	
111		Henry Armknecht 	
106		Matt Gearheart	
105		Pete Janzen	
97		Scott Seltman	
93		Mike Rader	
82		Galen Pittman	
79		Glenn Caspers	
78		Leon Hicks	
77		Dan Larson	
77		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
			
Lane	208
139		Pete Janzen	
113		Henry Armknecht 	
111		Scott Seltman	
108		Kevin Groeneweg	
90		Jim Malcolm	
88		Matt Gearheart	
85		Glenn Caspers	
81		Trent Reed	
78		Tom Ewert	
77		Jeff Calhoun	
76		Sam Mannell	
76		Terry Mannell	
75		Robert Penner	
			
Leavenworth	282
250		John Schukman	
249		Galen Pittman	
222		Dave Williams	
201		David Seibel	
185		Mike Rader	
184		Matt Gearheart	
180		Mick McHugh	
154		Dave Henness	
139		Craig Faanes	
127		Ron Theel	
126		Nic Allen	
123		Mark Land	
121		Henry Armknecht 	
118		Scott Seltman	
115		Glenn Caspers	
111		Steve Roels	
111		Sarah Roels	
110		Dan Mulhern	
108		Charles Anderson	
108		Sam Mannell	
108		Terry Mannell	
107		Sue Calhoon	
107		Sue Stevenson	
106		Mark Van Horn	
106		Dan Larson	
104		Chuck Otte	
103		Jim Malcolm	
102		Aaron Mitchell	
102		Kevin Groeneweg	
101		Jaye Otte	
100		Pete Janzen	
97		Phil Wedge	
97		Nick Varvel	
89		Eugene Lewis	
89		Eulalia Lewis	
84		Gerry Parkinson	
81		Cheryl Miller	
77		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
76		Mike Hudson	
			
Lincoln	236
185		Mike Rader	
156		Henry Armknecht	
128		Matt Gearheart	
119		Scott Seltman	
116		Pete Janzen	
114		Doris Burnett	
107		Chuck Otte	
107		Jim Malcolm	
106		Kevin Groeneweg	
94		Sam Mannell	
94		Terry Mannell	
88		Nic Allen	
85		Gregg Friesen	
82		Galen Pittman	
81		Tom Ewert	
79		Dan Larson	
			
Linn	330
287		Chris Hobbs	
281		Mick McHugh	
273		Lloyd Moore	
265		Galen Pittman	
262		Mark Corder	
247		Bob Fisher	
236		Matt Gearheart	
227		Mark Land	
226		David Seibel	
220		Dave Henness	
206		Aaron Mitchell	
191		Phil Wedge	
187		Nic Allen	
182		Trent Reed	
181		Dave Williams	
173		Lowell Johnson	
174		Nick Varvel	
170		Mike Rader	
162		Jim Malcolm	
157		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
149		Pete Janzen	
144		Steven McDaniel	
135		Sue Calhoon	
135		Sue Stevenson	
133		Dan Mulhern	
132		Henry Armknecht 	
130		Scott Seltman	
126		Dan Larson	
122		Tyler Hicks	
118		Gregg Friesen	
117		Glenn Caspers	
111		Chet Gresham	
110		Doris Burnett	
105		Sam Mannell	
105		Terry Mannell	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
97		Chuck Otte	
97		Tom Ewert	
96		Chris Fagyal	
93		Carolyn Schwab	
90		Edge Wade	
90		Jenny Gearheart	
86		Greyson Yerby	
85		Brandon Magette	
84		Lisa Edwards	
82		Ashley Laubach	
81		Mike Hudson	
78		Jon Strong	
76		Dan Gish	
			
Logan	211
158		Pete Janzen	
124		Henry Armknecht	
117		Matt Gearheart	
103		Scott Seltman	
102		Kevin Groeneweg	
101		Robert Penner	
99		Jim Malcolm	
96		Trent Reed	
93		Sam Mannell	
93		Terry Mannell	
91		Tom Ewert	
86		Dan Mulhern	
81		Glenn Caspers	
			
Lyon	307
222		Jim Malcolm	
187		Matt Gearheart	
159		Jeff Witters	
158		Galen Pittman	
156		Dan Larson	
156		Nic Allen	
136		Mark Land	
130		Bill Trelc Jr.	
128		Dan Mulhern	
125		Mick McHugh	
117		Glenn Caspers	
114		Dan Gish	
114		Henry Armknecht	
114		Pete Janzen	
108		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
107		Aaron Mitchell	
106		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		Nick Varvel	
104		David Seibel	
101		Mike Rader	
91		Scott Seltman	
91		Robert Penner	
84		Chuck Otte	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
78		Jaye Otte	
78		Trent Reed	
			
Marion	277
223		Jim Wilson	
216		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
216		Tristan Weinbrenner	
199		Chet Gresham	
181		Tom Ewert	
152		Pete Janzen	
147		Gregg Friesen 	
147		Kevin Groeneweg	
132		Carolyn Schwab	
123		Henry Armknecht 	
122		Matt Gearheart	
119		Nancy Beard	
117		Bill Beard	
117		Jim Malcolm	
116		Chuck Otte	
113		Cheryl Miller	
106		Rod Wedel	
103		Jeff Calhoun	
102		Tyler Hicks	
94		Leon Hicks	
92		Galen Pittman	
92		Jaye Otte	
90		Glenn Caspers	
88		Mike Rader	
85		Ethan Maynard	
83		Robert Penner	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
80		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
78		Scott Seltman	
76		Mick McHugh	
76		Nic Allen	
76		Dan Larson	
			
Marshall	243
211		Tom Parker	
121		Dan Thalmann	
116		Pete Janzen	
115		Henry Armknecht	
112		Jim Malcolm	
106		Dan Mulhern	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
104		Chuck Otte	
92		Sam Mannell	
92		Terry Mannell	
87		Nic Allen	
85		Mike Rader	
80		Scott Seltman	
78		Galen Pittman	
78		Gregg Friesen	
77		Matt Gearheart	
77		Glenn Caspers	
77		Dan Larson	
			
McPherson	287
242		Steve Lansaw	
227		Tristen Weinbrenner	
169		Robert Kruger	
160		Pete Janzen	
154		Ethan Maynard	
152		Gregg Friesen	
150		Tom Ewert	
138		Henry Armknecht	
136		Gerry Parkinson	
136		Doris Burnett	
125		Bill Beard	
125		Nancy Beard	
123		Matt Gearheart	
120		Kevin Groeneweg	
119		Jim Malcolm	
108		Tyler Hicks	
102		Galen Pittman	
100		Scott Seltman	
97		Rod Wedel	
97		Chuck Otte	
93		Mike Rader	
92		Leon Hicks	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
83		Robert Penner	
79		Dan Larson	
77		Chet Gresham	
			
Meade	310
166		Gene Young	
155		Galen Pittman	
139		Matt Gearheart	
137		Scott Seltman	
134		Lisa Edwards 	
128		Tyler Hicks	
130		Henry Armknecht 	
124		Kevin Groeneweg	
116		Pete Janzen	
114		Gregg Friesen	
112		Tom Ewert	
107		Mick McHugh	
105		Jeff Calhoun	
102		Bill Beard	
100		Nancy Beard	
88		Mike Rader	
88		Jim Malcolm	
81		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
80		Mark Land	
76		Sam Mannell	
76		Terry Mannell	
75		David Seibel	
			
Miami	294
229		Matt Gearheart	
220		Mark Land	
216		Trent Reed	`
210		Lloyd Moore	
209		Nick Varvel	
196		Mick McHugh	
193		Jeff Witters	
181		Dave Henness	
179		Aaron Mitchell	
178		Nic Allen	
161		Jim Malcolm	
157		Galen Pittman	
147		Henry Armknecht	
139		Rodney Wright	
126		Pete Janzen	
125		David Seibel	
120		Mike Rader	
116		Dan Larson	
109		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
105		Greyson Yerby	
104		Mike Hudson	
103		Kevin Groeneweg	
94		Jim Walton	
92		Jim Wilson	
92		Sam Mannell	
92		Terry Mannell	
90		Jenny Gearheart	
87		Glenn Caspers	
85		Kathy McDowell	
75		Scott Seltman	
			
Mitchell	271
234		Henry Armknecht 	
203		Mike Rader	
167		Scott Seltman	
145		Glenn Caspers	
133		Doris Burnett	
129		Matt Gearheart	
124		Chuck Otte	
118		Jim Malcolm	
117		Pete Janzen	
110		Robert Penner	
110		Phil Wedge	
108		Gregg Friesen	
107		Sam Mannell	
107		Terry Mannell	
107		Dan Larson	
104		Carolyn Schwab	
102		Kevin Groeneweg	
101		Rod Wedel	
99		Rick Tucker	
96		Jaye Otte	
90		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
87		Eulalia Lewis	
87		Eugene Lewis	
80		Mark Land	
79		Tom Ewert	
76		McKenzie Wiles	
			
Montgomery	242
161		Jim Malcolm	
141		Pete Janzen	
136		Henry Armknecht 	
115		Kevin Groeneweg	
114		David Mills	
109		Glenn Caspers	
109		Dan Larson	
103		Galen Pittman	
103		Matt Gearheart	
101		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
92		Gregg Friesen	
92		Mike Rader	
87		Scott Seltman	
86		Nic Allen	
78		Carolyn Schwab	
76		Chet Gresham 	
76		Leon Hicks	
			
Morris	237
187		Jim Malcolm	
172		Chuck Otte	
146		Henry Armknecht	
142		Matt Gearheart	
120		Glenn Caspers	
107		Jaye Otte	
104		Pete Janzen	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
98		Sam Mannell	
98		Terry Mannell	
94		Mike Rader	
93		Dan Larson	
89		Carol Morgan	
88		Galen Pittman	
87		Scott Seltman	
86		Jenny Gearheart	
84		Robert Penner	
84		Doris Burnett	
81		Robert Kruger	
80		Mark Land	
79		Tom Ewert	
78		Jane Withee Hebert	
77		Robert Kruger	
76		Mick McHugh	
			
Morton	377
331		Sebastian Patti	
316		Mike Rader	
315		Scott Seltman	
284		Galen Pittman	
278		Brandon Percival	
277		Max Thompson	
272		Mick McHugh	
265		Chet Gresham 	
263		Mark Corder	
263		Pete Janzen	
261		Matt Gearheart	
254		Chris Hobbs	
243		Gene Young	
242		Tyler Hicks	
241		Dave Williams	
236		Bob Fisher	
235		Kevin Groeneweg	
220		Jeff Calhoun	
219		Jim Malcolm	
213		David Seibel	
210		Gregg Friesen	
206		Mark Land	
206		Glenn Caspers	
204		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
200		Lisa Edwards	
198		Henry Armknecht	
189		Leon Hicks	
181		Tom Ewert	
173		Nic Allen	
168		Dan Gish	
165		Carolyn Schwab	
165		Dan Larson	
163		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
163		Robert Penner	
163		Doris Burnett	
154		Dan Mulhern	
150		Kellye Hart	
150		Cheryl Miller	
143		Rod Wedel	
143		Chuck Otte	
141		Jaye Otte	
140		Charles Anderson	
137		Aaron Mitchell	
119		Craig Faanes	
113		Phil Wedge	
108		Edge Wade	
108		Trent Reed	
106		Brandon Magette	
105		Lowell Johnson	
104		Jimmy Woodard	
103		Rodney Wright	
101		Nancy Beard	
100		Bill Beard	
98		Robert Kruger	
94		Eulalia Lewis	
94		Eugene Lewis	
88		James Barnes	
86		Mary Pat Haddican	
85		John Row	
83		Debra McKee	
83		Chris Fagyal	
82		Jim Wilson	
82		Sam Mannell	
82		Terry Mannell	
79		Nick Varvel	
76		Jon Strong	
75		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
75		Mike Hudson	
			
Nemaha	232
185		Rosella Royer	
142		Chuck Otte	
139		Matt Gearheart	
137		Galen Pittman	
129		John Schukman	
128		Jim Malcolm	
122		Henry Armknecht	
120		Pete Janzen	
113		Kevin Groeneweg	
104		Sam Mannell	
104		Terry Mannell	
100		Nic Allen	
97		Glenn Caspers	
96		Mike Rader	
94		Dan Larson	
91		Tony Schaar	
86		Doris Burnett	
83		Scott Seltman	
81		Ron Marteney	
79		Gregg Friesen	
79		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
77		Carol Morgan	
75		Jon Strong	
			
Neosho	263
251		Andrew Burnett	
172		Matt Gearheart	
159		Rick Tucker	
153		Dave Henness	
136		Kevin Groeneweg	
132		Pete Janzen	
127		Jeff Witters	
154		Henry Armknecht	
115		Tyler Hicks	
115		Jim Malcolm	
111		Chet Gresham	
107		Mike Rader	
106		Galen Pittman	
104		Glenn Caspers	
101		Scott Seltman	
95		Mick McHugh	
94		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
93		Robert Penner	
83		Leon Hicks	
82		Doris Burnett	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
80		Chuck Otte	
80		Jaye Otte	
79		Nic Allen	
79		Dan Larson	
			
Ness	205
142		Pete Janzen	
137		Scott Seltman	
121		Henry Armknecht 	
107		Jim Malcolm	
103		Kevin Groeneweg	
90		Matt Gearheart	
89		Glenn Caspers	
88		Sam Mannell	
88		Terry Mannell	
84		Trent Reed	
80		Tom Ewert	
78		Robert Penner	
			
Norton	240
188		Scott Seltman	
186		Henry Armknecht 	
143		Pete Janzen	
138		Kevin Groeneweg	
133		Glenn Caspers	
132		Mike Rader	
130		Jim Malcolm	
127		Matt Gearheart	
118		Brett Sandercock	
114		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
113		David Seibel	
109		Sam Mannell	
109		Terry Mannell	
98		Doris Burnett	
97		Dan Larson	
89		Tom Ewert	
84		John Row	
80		Atcha Nolan	
78		Nick Varvel	
76		Jeff Calhoun	
			
Osage	312
271		Jim Malcolm	
226		Matt Gearheart	
206		Mick McHugh	
190		Nic Allen	
182		Robert Fisher	
177		Galen Pittman	
176		Dan Larson	
163		Glenn Caspers	
159		Mark Land	
154		Tyler Hicks	
143		Dan Gish	
139		Nick Varvel	
135		Kathy McDowell	
133		Marie Plinsky	
128		Carol Morgan	
126		Henry Armknecht	
124		Pete Janzen	
122		David Seibel	
118		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
116		Aaron Mitchell	
114		Jenny Gearheart	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
102		Sam Mannell	
102		Terry Mannell	
95		Chris Fagyal	
89		Phil Wedge	
89		Mike Rader	
87		Jon Strong	
87		Chuck Otte	
87		Debbie McKee	
85		Mike Hudson	
80		Trent Reed	
			
Osborne	229
218		Henry Armknecht 	
165		Charles Anderson	
151		Mike Rader	
110		Kevin Groeneweg	
104		Pete Janzen	
101		Scott Seltman	
100		Matt Gearheart	
88		Sam Mannell	
88		Terry Mannell	
88		Glenn Caspers	
82		Jim Malcolm	
78		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
75		Robert Penner	
			
Ottawa	222
148		Henry Armknecht 	
129		Jim Malcolm	
121		Chuck Otte	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Pete Janzen	
101		Scott Seltman	
100		Mike Rader	
100		Matt Gearheart	
92		Doris Burnett	
87		Jaye Otte	
84		Sam Mannell	
84		Terry Mannell	
81		Dan Gish	
81		Glenn Caspers	
79		Nic Allen	
			
Pawnee	297
290		Scott Seltman	
147		Mike Rader	
127		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
125		Pete Janzen	
120		Henry Armknecht 	
119		Mary Pat Haddican	
114		Galen Pittman	
114		Kevin Groeneweg	
109		Mike Harding	
103		Matt Gearheart	
96		Sam Mannell	
96		Terry Mannell	
95		Jim Malcolm	
87		Robert Penner	
83		Tom Ewert	
			
Phillips	268
207		Mike Rader	
179		Henry Armknecht 	
167		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
161		Scott Seltman	
149		Shannon Rothchild	
147		Pete Janzen	
145		Matt Gearheart	
144		Kevin Groeneweg	
126		Glenn Caspers	
123		Tom Ewert	
113		Jim Malcolm	
111		Sam Mannell	
111		Terry Mannell	
106		Dan Larson	
99		Chuck Otte	
99		John Row	
99		Cheryl Miller	
97		Doris Burnett	
96		Mark Land	
93		Nick Varvel	
89		Jenny Gearheart	
81		David Seibel	
80		Robert Penner	
77		Rick Tucker	
			
Pottawatomie	320
275		Ted Cable	
267		Doris Burnett	
240		Brandon Magette	
218		Lowell Johnson	
204		Dan Mulhern	
200		Mike Rader	
198		John Row	
197		Gene Young	
163		Henry Armknecht 	
161		Charles Anderson	
161		Carol Morgan	
152		Mike Hudson	
143		Chuck Otte	
139		Galen Pittman	
131		Matt Gearheart	
129		Brett Sandercock	
121		Jim Malcolm	
118		Kevin Groeneweg	
118		Glenn Caspers	
114		Dan Larson	
113		Pete Janzen	
117		Debra McKee	
110		Sam Mannell	
110		Terry Mannell	
108		T. J. Walker	
103		John Zempel	
103		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
103		Jaye Otte	
100		Marie Plinsky	
95		Mick McHugh	
94		Judd Patterson	
94		Nic Allen	
84		Tom Parker	
83		Scott Seltman	
76		Kathy McDowell	
76		Jeff Calhoun	
76		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
			
Pratt	289
236		Mike Rader	
166		Scott Seltman	
153		Pete Janzen	
140		Linda Loomis	
130		Henry Armknecht 	
128		Mary Pat Haddican	
128		Matt Gearheart	
121		Kevin Groeneweg	
107		Tom Ewert	
106		Aaron Mitchell	
102		Jeff Calhoun	
101		Galen Pittman	
99		Gregg Friesen	
95		Robert Penner	
94		Mark Land	
94		Jim Malcolm	
91		Chuck Otte	
88		Jaye Otte	
87		Glenn Caspers	
86		Sam Mannell	
86		Terry Mannell	
84		Bill Beard	
84		Dan Larson	
83		Nancy Beard	
78		Chet Gresham	
			
Rawlins	208
152		Henry Armknecht 	
143		Matt Gearheart	
128		Pete Janzen	
112		Mark Land	
111		Kevin Groeneweg	
95		Dan Larson	
88		Sam Mannell	
88		Terry Mannell	
86		Jim Malcolm	
81		Jon Strong	
81		Glenn Caspers	
80		Tom Ewert	
			
Reno	326
251		Pete Janzen	
222		Kevin Groeneweg	
198		Tom Ewert	
181		Chet Gresham	
178		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
176		Mike Rader	
170		Bill Beard	
170		Nancy Beard	
162		Matt Gearheart	
161		Cheryl Miller	
156		Tyler Hicks	
150		Scott Seltman	
147		Doris Burnett	
147		Jeff Calhoun	
142		James Barnes	
142		Henry Armknecht 	
138		Carolyn Schwab	
137		Gregg Friesen	
137		Rod Wedel	
124		Jeff McIntyre	
120		Mary Pat Haddican	
114		Ethan Maynard	
113		Galen Pittman	
107		Leon Hicks	
106		Jim Malcolm	
102		Nic Allen	
97		Chuck Otte	
88		Tristen Weinbrenner	
88		Ben Rogers	
85		Sam Mannell	
85		Terry Mannell	
83		Mark Land	
81		Kathy McDowell	
80		David Seibel	
76		Robert Penner	
75		Marie Plinsky	
75		Glenn Caspers	
			
Republic	213
127		Jim Malcolm	
126		Henry Armknecht 	
114		Matt Gearheart	
103		Pete Janzen	
103		Mike Rader	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
97		Gregg Friesen	
96		Chuck Otte	
96		Doris Burnett	
85		Nic Allen	
81		Scott Seltman	
79		Sam Mannell	
79		Terry Mannell	
75		Eulalia Lewis	
75		Eugene Lewis	
			
Rice	244
172		Levi Beaver	
150		Pete Janzen	
147		Mike Rader	
133		Henry Armknecht 	
116		Scott Seltman	
116		Jim Malcolm	
111		Galen Pittman	
106		Kevin Groeneweg	
99		Matt Gearheart	
96		Robert Kruger	
94		Gregg Friesen	
92		Robert Penner	
92		Glenn Caspers	
87		Mary Pat Haddican	
85		Tom Ewert	
83		Chuck Otte	
80		Sam Mannell	
80		Terry Mannell	
79		Jaye Otte	
76		Doris Burnett	
76		Kathy McDowell	
75		Marie Plinsky	
			
Riley	353
289		Ted Cable	
284		Lowell Johnson	
272		Doris Burnett	
266		Dave Rintoul	
248		John Row	
248		Brett Sandercock	
226		Jeff Keating	
227		Mike Rader	
216		Dan Mulhern	
181		Chuck Otte	
166		Jaye Otte	
161		Tom Parker	
160		Mike Hudson	
159		Charles Anderson	
159		Jim Malcolm	
158		Judd Patterson	
157		Henry Armknecht 	
143		Matt Gearheart	
133		Dan Larson	
132		Carol Morgan	
124		Galen Pittman	
121		Jane Withee Hebert	
120		T. J. Walker	
114		Pete Janzen	
109		Kevin Groeneweg	
108		Glenn Caspers	
105		Dan Gish	
103		Scott Seltman	
102		Sam Mannell	
102		Terry Mannell	
99		Calvin Wohler	
96		Nic Allen	
91		Tyler Hicks	
91		Mick McHugh	
91		Jeff Calhoun	
88		Debra McKee	
87		Glenn Walbek	
84		Trent Reed	
81		Steve Roels	
80		Dan Thalmann	
80		Tom Ewert	
			
Rooks	277
246		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
198		Henry Armknecht 	
167		Scott Seltman	
160		Mike Rader	
136		Matt Gearheart	
131		Pete Janzen	
119		Sam Mannell	
119		Terry Mannell	
116		Jim Malcolm	
115		Nick Varvel	
111		Jenny Gearheart	
109		Kevin Groeneweg	
94		Tom Ewert	
86		Dan Larson	
85		David Seibel	
84		Robert Penner	
84		Doris Burnett	
77		Glenn Caspers	
			
Rush	267
253		Scott Seltman	
146		Mike Rader	
125		Henry Armknecht 	
116		Pete Janzen	
105		Jim Malcolm	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
93		Robert Penner	
91		Matt Gearheart	
85		Sam Mannell	
85		Terry Mannell	
81		Gregg Friesen	
81		Glenn Caspers	
			
Russell	331
300		Mike Rader	
189		Henry Armknecht 	
162		Scott Seltman	
156		Matt Gearheart	
156		Sam Mannell	
156		Terry Mannell	
126		Pete Janzen	
121		Nic Allen	
115		Jim Malcolm	
111		Chuck Otte	
110		Kevin Groeneweg	
104		Robert Penner	
100		Gregg Friesen	
98		Tom Ewert	
90		Dan Larson	
94		Glenn Caspers	
88		Rob Graham	
87		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
81		John Row	
80		Mark Land	
80		Jon Strong	
79		Jeff Calhoun	
			
Saline	266
170		Mike Rader	
155		Bill Trelc Jr. 	
144		Doris Burnett	
141		Kat Farres	
140		Dennis Farres	
130		Judd Patterson	
126		Henry Armknecht 	
119		Chuck Otte	
112		Pete Janzen	
109		Galen Pittman	
109		Scott Seltman	
105		David Weible	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
102		Jim Malcolm	
102		Jaye Otte	
95		Matt Gearheart	
95		Dan Larson	
94		Sam Mannell	
94		Terry Mannell	
81		Robert Kruger	
79		Glenn Caspers	
77		Gregg Friesen	
			
Scott	280
218		Scott Seltman	
153		Henry Armknecht	
151		Pete Janzen	
129		Mike Rader	
122		Matt Gearheart	
120		Kevin Groeneweg	
112		Gregg Friesen	
104		Jim Malcolm	
95		Glenn Caspers	
91		Tom Ewert	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
87		Jeff Calhoun	
84		Trent Reed	
80		Galen Pittman	
80		Dan Larson	
			
Sedgwick	382
346		Pete Janzen	
307		John Northrup	
289		Kevin Groeneweg	
284		Chet Gresham	
269		Bill Beard	
267		Jeff Calhoun	
264		Nancy Beard	
259		James Barnes 	
254		Tyler Hicks	
236		Tom Ewert	
235		Gene Young	
230		Leon Hicks	
227		Jay Newton	
222		Cheryl Miller	
201		Carolyn Schwab	
181		Ben Rogers	
178		Charles Anderson	
168		Rod Wedel	
160		Matt Gearheart	
155		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
148		Jim Wilson	
148		Henry Armknecht 	
136		Scott Seltman	
136		Gregg Friesen	
130		Bill Trelc Jr.	
123		Sam Mannell	
123		Terry Mannell	
122		Nic Allen	
116		Tony Schaar	
116		Mike Rader	
114		Mark Land	
108		Chuck Otte	
108		Dan Larson	
103		Galen Pittman	
102		Jaye Otte	
102		Glenn Caspers	
102		Jim Malcolm	
101		Ethan Maynard	
99		Doris Burnett	
89		David Seibel	
80		Nick Varvel	
77		Robert Penner	
77		Aaron Kim-Luellen	
77		David Seibel	
			
Seward	288
236		Mike Rader	
184		Lisa Edwards 	
167		Jeff Calhoun	
156		Mick McHugh	
156		Kevin Groeneweg	
155		Henry Armknecht 	
155		Galen Pittman	
150		Scott Seltman	
114		Tom Ewert	
109		Kellye Hart	
107		Pete Janzen	
103		Chet Gresham	
98		Tyler Hicks	
98		Matt Gearheart	
96		Gregg Friesen	
94		Jim Malcolm	
89		Trent Reed	
82		Nick Varvel	
81		David Seibel	
81		Jonathan Vande Koppel	
79		Rodney Wright	
77		Sam Mannell	
77		Terry Mannell	
			
Shawnee	328
275		Jim Malcolm	
247		Dan Gish	
243		Dan Larson	
237		Glenn Caspers	
233		Carol Morgan	
216		Marie Plinsky	
212		Debra McKee	
201		Jeff Hansen	
182		Kathy McDowell	
173		Galen Pittman	
165		Matt Gearheart	
165		Randy Kennedy	
157		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
142		Henry Armknecht 	
139		Sam Mannell	
139		Terry Mannell	
131		Carolyn Schwab	
127		John Zempel	
125		Mick McHugh	
123		David Seibel	
121		Brandon Magette	
116		Chuck Otte	
114		Bill Trelc Jr. 	
111		Mike Rader	
111		Mike Harding	
109		Pete Janzen	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
101		John Row	
93		Jaye Otte	
88		Mark Land	
83		Nick Varvel	
81		Jon Strong	
81		Tony Schaar	
80		Gregg Friesen	
78		Nic Allen	
76		Mike Hudson	
			
Sheridan	230
153		Henry Armknecht 	
109		Pete Janzen	
102		Jim Malcolm	
100		Kevin Groeneweg	
96		Scott Seltman	
89		Mike Rader	
87		Matt Gearheart	
85		Glenn Caspers	
84		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
80		Sam Mannell	
80		Terry Mannell	
80		Doris Burnett	
75		Robert Penner	
			
Sherman	280
264		John Palmquist	
155		Henry Armknecht 	
145		Pete Janzen	
141		Matt Gearheart	
135		Kevin Groeneweg	
101		Mark Land	
98		Mike Rader	
98		Scott Seltman	
96		Jim Malcolm	
85		Sam Mannell	
85		Terry Mannell	
84		Tony Schaar	
81		Doris Burnett	
78		Robert Penner	
			
Smith	207
183		Mike Rader	
163		Henry Armknecht 	
126		Shannon Rothchild	
115		Glenn Caspers	
111		Kevin Groeneweg	
100		Pete Janzen	
90		Scott Seltman	
83		Jim Malcolm	
77		Sam Mannell	
77		Terry Mannell	
77		Robert Penner	
77		Matt Gearheart	
			
Stafford	353
305		Mike Rader	
295		Scott Seltman	
272		Barry Jones	
263		Robert Penner	
248		Max Thompson	
248		Gene Young	
245		Tyler Hicks	
241		Mick McHugh	
240		Pete Janzen	
240		Matt Gearheart	
238		Galen Pittman	
238		Jay Newton	
236		Kevin Groeneweg	
236		Mary Pat Haddican	
234		Bob Fisher	
232		Lloyd Moore	
230		David Seibel	
220		Gregg Friesen	
217		Kathy McDowell	
216		Marie Plinsky	
214		Craig Faanes	
214		Chet Gresham	
214		Jim Malcolm	
211		Bill Beard	
210		Nancy Beard	
208		Leon Hicks	
209		Cheryl Miller	
206		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
203		Chuck Otte	
202		John Northrup	
202		Mark Land	
200		Aaron Mitchell	
198		Henry Armknecht 	
196		Nic Allen	
196		Jeff Calhoun	
190		Dan Mulhern	
190		Carolyn Schwab	
190		Sam Mannell	
190		Terry Mannell	
190		Tom Ewert	
187		Doris Burnett	
186		Phil Wedge	
184		Dan Gish	
182		Dan Larson	
179		Glenn Caspers	
177		James Barnes	
176		Jaye Otte	
172		Rob Graham	
164		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
160		Rod Wedel	
154		Ben Rogers	
152		Charles Anderson	
151		Brett Sandercock	
147		Trent Reed	
143		Bill Trelc Jr. 	
142		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
140		Edge Wade 	
136		Jimmy Woodard	
135		Ethan Maynard	
122		Lowell Johnson	
122		Carol Morgan	
121		Lisa Edwards 	
121		Nick Varvel	
119		Jeff McIntyre	
116		Jim Wilson	
114		Debra McKee	
110		Andrew Burnett	
108		Steven McDaniel	
105		Judd Patterson	
100		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
97		Greyson Yerby	
96		Atcha Nolan	
95		Chris Fagyal	
95		Brandon Magette	
91		Curtis Wolf	
88		Jon Strong	
87		Rodney Wright	
85		John Row	
			
Stanton	223
122		Scott Seltman	
114		Mike Rader	
112		Henry Armknecht	
110		Pete Janzen	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
84		Matt Gearheart	
82		Jim Malcolm	
80		Jeff Calhoun	
75		Glenn Caspers	
			
Stevens	222
145		Mike Rader	
135		Scott Seltman	
115		Henry Armknecht	
112		Pete Janzen	
102		Kevin Groeneweg	
92		Matt Gearheart	
91		Jeff Calhoun	
101		Jim Malcolm	
75		Nic Allen	
			
Sumner	322
297		Max Thompson	
289		Gene Young	
238		Tyler Hicks	
231		Kevin Groeneweg	
227		Leon Hicks	
207		Pete Janzen	
207		David Seibel	
190		Jeff Calhoun	
174		Mike Rader	
173		Carolyn Schwab	
154		Tom Ewert	
145		Nancy Beard	
143		Bill Beard	
136		Henry Armknecht	
131		Chet Gresham	
129		James Barnes	
127		Scott Seltman	
125		Matt Gearheart	
94		Galen Pittman	
93		Sam Mannell	
93		Terry Mannell	
93		Jim Malcolm	
91		Glenn Caspers	
87		Cheryl Miller	
78		Chuck Otte	
77		Dan Larson	
			
Thomas	207
150		Henry Armknecht 	
123		Pete Janzen	
111		William Piper	
109		Kevin Groeneweg	
99		Jim Malcolm	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
88		Matt Gearheart	
78		Robert Penner	
76		Scott Seltman	
76		Glenn Caspers	
			
Trego	256
206		Scott Seltman	
145		Mike Rader	
131		Matt Gearheart	
123		Henry Armknecht 	
115		Pete Janzen	
106		Lloyd Moore	
105		Sam Mannell	
105		Terry Mannell	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
100		Gregg Friesen	
99		Aaron Mitchell	
83		Eulalia Lewis	
83		Eugene Lewis	
82		Chuck Otte	
80		Jim Malcolm	
80		Tom Ewert	
			
Wabaunsee	262
190		Jim Malcolm	
152		Carol Morgan	
147		Matt Gearheart	
146		Henry Armknecht 	
145		Brandon Magette	
142		Chuck Otte	
141		Galen Pittman	
141		Dan Larson	
133		Dan Gish	
111		John Row	
109		Kathy Bandyk	
106		Kevin Groeneweg	
106		Glenn Caspers	
105		Pete Janzen	
102		Mike Hudson	
101		Mick McHugh	
100		John Zempel	
98		Kathy McDowell	
98		Linda Zempel	
98		Jenny Gearheart	
97		Mike Rader	
96		Nic Allen	
93		Jaye Otte	
91		Marie Plinsky	
91		Debra McKee	
89		Nick Varvel	
84		Robert Penner	
82		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
78		Sam Mannell	
78		Terry Mannell	
75		Greyson Yerby	
			
Wallace	210
126		Henry Armknecht 	
108		Pete Janzen	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		Matt Gearheart	
100		Jim Malcolm	
88		Sam Mannell	
88		Terry Mannell	
87		Scott Seltman	
85		Glenn Caspers	
85		Tom Ewert	
78		Robert Penner	
			
Washington	256
221		Dan Thalmann	
208		Warren Buss	
143		Tom Parker	
140		Matt Gearheart	
119		Pete Janzen	
118		Kevin Groeneweg	
118		Henry Armknecht	
117		Jim Malcolm	
114		Mike Rader	
113		Doris Burnett	
112		Mark Land	
111		Chuck Otte	
111		Scott Seltman	
111		David Seibel	
103		Jaye Otte	
100		Dan Larson	
93		Lisa Weeks	
92		Galen Pittman	
92		Sam Mannell	
92		Terry Mannell	
90		Calvin Wohler	
88		Sue Calhoon	
80		Glenn Caspers	
75		Jon Strong	
			
Wichita	199
142	 	Pete Janzen	
120		Scott Seltman	
114		Kevin Groeneweg	
113		Henry Armknecht	
110		Matt Gearheart	
107		Sebastian Patti	
104		Jim Malcolm	
101		Tom Ewert	
75		Trent Reed	
75		Glenn Caspers	
			
Wilson	215
162		Pete Janzen	
153		Kevin Groeneweg	
149		Jim Malcolm	
128		David Mills	
125		Henry Armknecht	
110		Galen Pittman	
106		Ben Rogers	
101		Matt Gearheart	
93		Glenn Caspers	
92		Scott Seltman	
91		Dan Larson	
91		Mike Rader	
90		David Seibel	
80		Chuck Otte	
80		Nic Allen	
79		Jaye Otte	
78		Sam Mannell	
78		Terry Mannell	
78		Robert Penner	
77		Chet Gresham	
76		Tony Schaar	
			
Woodson	264
193		Tyler Hicks	
165		Jim Wilson	
160		Pete Janzen	
151		Jim Malcolm	
136		Kevin Groeneweg	
136		Matt Gearheart	
131		Dan Larson	
125		Gregg Friesen	
124		Carolyn Schwab	
118		Leon Hicks	
116		Galen Pittman	
112		Chuck Otte	
112		Henry Armknecht	
112		Rick Tucker	
110		David Mills	
100		David Seibel	
99		Scott Seltman	
97		Mike Rader	
96		Jaye Otte	
96		Sam Mannell	
96		Terry Mannell	
91		Chet Gresham	
88		Nic Allen	
86		Tom Ewert	
85		Tony Schaar	
82		Glenn Caspers	
78		Jeff Calhoun	
77		Mick McHugh	
77		Doris Burnett	
75		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
			
Wyandotte	302
238		Lloyd Moore	
203		Dave Henness	
204		Matt Gearheart	
192		Mick McHugh	
191		Galen Pittman	
189		David Seibel	
143		Mark Land	
139		Mike Hudson	
125		Nick Varvel	
120		Mike Rader	
120		Henry Armknecht	
116		Jim Malcolm	
103		Kevin Groeneweg	
102		Nic Allen	
101		Pete Janzen	
101		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
94		Dan Larson	
94		Sam Mannell	
94		Terry Mannell	
89		Laura Gilchrist	
89		Chuck Otte	
86		Glenn Caspers	
80		Scott Seltman	
			
			
Birders with more than 4000 Total Ticks (July 7, 2014)
14544	Henry Armknecht		
14216	Pete Janzen		
13905	Matt Gearheart		
13352	Mike Rader		
13115	Kevin Groeneweg		
12901	Jim Malcolm		
11879	Scott Seltman		
9115	Galen Pittman		
8479	Glenn Caspers		
8285	Sam Mannell		
8285	Terry Mannell		
7786	Dan Larson		
6941	Chuck Otte		
5764	Nic Allen		
6477	Tom Ewert		
5500	Gregg Friesen		
5247	Mick McHugh		
5182	Jeff Calhoun		
5297	David Seibel		
4820	Doris Burnett		
4662	Robert Penner		
4490	Mark Land		
4150	Will Chatfield-Taylor		
4142	Jaye Otte		
4077	Tyler Hicks		
			
Top Ten Counties-Total Ticks (July 7, 2014)
13980		Stafford	
12505		Barton		
11469		Morton	
11018		Douglas	
8869		Johnson	
7416		Linn		
7369		Sedgwick	
6060		Riley		
5626		Jefferson	
5554		Geary		
			
Kansas Lifetime List			
438		Scott Seltman	
437		Sebastian Patti	
436		Ted Cable	
434		Mike Rader	
432		Galen Pittman	
431		Mark Corder	
428		Mick McHugh	
426		Pete Janzen	
425		JoAnn Garrett (D)	
419		Don Vannoy (D)	
417		Chris Hobbs	
408		Matt Gearheart	
407		Lloyd Moore	
407		David Seibel	
402		Max Thompson	
399		Kevin Groeneweg	
397		Dan Kilby	
394		Robert Penner	
394		Dave Williams	
388		Mark Land	
383		Bob Fisher (D)	
380		Chet Gresham	
375		Dan Gish	
375		Chuck Otte	
373		Steven Crawford	
372		John Schukman	
371		Carolyn Schwab	
369		Tyler Hicks	
369		Jim Malcolm	
368		Henry Armknecht	
363		Dan Larson	
361		Phil Wedge	
359		Nic Allen	
359		Gene Young	
358		Jaye Otte	
357		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
356		Gregg Friesen	
355		Dave Rintoul	
355		Jeff Calhoun	
354		Richard Rucker (D)	
352		Roger Boyd	
351		Aaron Mitchell	
350		Richard Parker	
347		Dave Bryan	
347		Glenn Caspers	
346		Leon Hicks	
346		John Northrup	
345		Brandon Percival	
344		Craig Faanes	
343		Bill Beard	
341		Tom Ewert	
339		Art Swalwell	
339		Nancy Beard	
338		Dan Mulhern	
335		Sam Mannell	
335		Terry Mannell	
332		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
332		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
330		Rod Wedel	
328		Charles Anderson	
324		Lowell Johnson	
324		Trent Reed	
322		Alan Godwin	
320		Chris Wood	
319		Mel Cooksey	
317		Jay Newton	
317		Ralph Wiley	
316		Allen Jahn	
313		Paul Lehman	
311		Lisa Edwards	
311		John Rakestraw	
310		James Barnes 	
308		Kathy McDowell	
307		Elizabeth Cole (D)	
306		Kenn Kaufman	
306		Marie Plinsky	
306		Nick Varvel	
304		Carol Morgan	
303		Nanette Johnson	
301		Ralph Pike	
300		Ken Hollinga	
300		A. Dean Cole (D)	
299		Brandon Magette	
298		John Row	
295		Jim Wilson	
289		Pat Beckemeyer	
288		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
287		Mike Stewart	
287		Brett Sandercock	
284		Guy Smith	
284		Harry Gregory	
283		Jeff Keating	
280		Carl Holmes	
280		Mike Hudson	
280		Debra McKee	
279		David W. Holmes	
279		Roy Beckemeyer	
279		Ben Rogers	
277		Jananne McNitt (D)	
275		Bradley Bergstorm	
274		Edge Wade	
273		Andrew Burnett	
270		Tom Parker	
269		B.J. Rose	
268		Chris Fagyal	
268		Jenny Gearheart	
266		Byron Berger	
266		Kellye Hart	
264		John Palmquist	
263		Philip Kaul (D)	
263		Dan Thalmann	
262		Mike Harding	
261		Eugene R. Lewis	
259		Michael Cooper	
259		Rodney Wright	
257		Bob Dester	
256		Rob Graham	
254		Mary Pat Haddican	
253		J. Pat Valentik	
251		Jean Leonatti	
251		Ethan Maynard	
250		Jimmy Woodard	
249		Harlow Butcher	
249		Hugh Jefferies	
247		Jon Dunn	
247		Jeanette Runyan	
247		Bonnie Heidy	
247		Robert Kruger	
246		Steven McDaniel	
246		Greyson Yerby	
244		Thomas Heatley	
244		Linda Childers	
243		Dean Fisher	
243		Steve Rhoades	
241		Judd Patterson	
241		Deuane Hoffman	
237		Walter Ross (D)	
237		Tristen Weinbrenner	
237		Calvin Wohler	
236		Tommie Rogers	
236		Dave Silverman	
235		Thomas Hoffman	
233		Victor Moss	
233		Levi Beaver	
233		Al Schirmacher	
232		Duane Otto	
231		Tony Schaar	
230		Steve Roels	
229		Jeff Hansen	
228		Gerry Parkinson	
228		Richard Rosche	
224		Margaret Wedge (D)	
221		Sarah Roels	
219		Jon Strong	
218		T. J. Walker	
217		Dave Griffiths	
212		Laurence Binford	
210		Louis Banker (D)	
210		Robert Neill	
209		John Getgood	
208		Floyd Lawhon (D)	
205		Steven Den	
200		Raymond Gassel	
199		Randy Kennedy	
190		Atcha Nolan	
182		Dennis Angle	
182		John Mallory	
181		Sue Stevenson	
177		Jeff McIntyre	
169		Donna Chance	
169		Herb Chance	
167		Jim Walton	
158		Ashley Laubach	
158		Harley Winfrey	
157		Jim Rising	
155		Cheryl Miller	
149		Shannon Rothchild	
141		Richard Johnston	
140		Linda Loomis	
126		Ross Silcock	
123		Justin Rice	
121		Jane Withee Hebert	
121		Belky Cuevas	
116		Dan Baffa	
111		William Piper	
109		Kathy Bandyk	
105		David Weible	
94		Eulalia Lewis	
94		Eugene Lewis	
81		Ron Marteney	
80		David Haight	
76		McKenzie Wiles	
			
Kansas 2014 year list (July 7, 2014)
275		Jim Malcolm	
273		Glenn Caspers	
265		Matt Gearheart	
265		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
258		Galen Pittman	
252		Andrew Burnett	
243		Kevin Groeneweg	
237		Mick McHugh	
235		Pete Janzen	
226		Tom Ewert	
224		Mark Land	
217		Henry Armknecht	
214		Carol Morgan	
213		Brett Sandercock	
213		Chuck Otte	
202		Sam Mannell	
202		Terry Mannell	
201		Al Schirmacher	
198		Jaye Otte	
195		John Row	
190		Debbie McKee	
186		Dan Larson	
183		Ethan Maynard	
162		Mike Harding	
134		Jim Wilson	
132		Mike Hudson	
108		Nick Varvel	
58		Brandon Magette	


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Chuck & Jaye Otte      mailto:otte2 AT cox.net
613 Tamerisk
Junction City Kansas USA 66441
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Subject: Riley County Shorebirds
From: John Row <johmarrow AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:12:03 -0500
Greeting All,
Diane and I headed out this morning to check out the bird and plant life in 
Riley County. I almost blew off going by the KSU Cattle Research Unit this 
morning but was rewarded with some unexpected shorebirds. We had 4 adult male 
yellow-headed black birds that seems early for their fall migration through 
here. While checking out a tawny colored starling and trying to get pictures, a 
stilt sandpiper suddenly appeared in back of it. Just shows that it pays to 
just hang around a bit and let the birds come to you. For a complete list of 
what we saw, go to http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19089856 

I alerted EJ Raynor and I got a call from him just before 1:00 PM, that at 
about 12:25 he spotted a western sandpiper in breeding plumage at the same 
location. 

John and Diane RowManhattan, Kansas
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Clark Co
From: Jeff Calhoun <jeffcalhoun11 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:12:10 -0500
A large woodpecker that was black, gray, and pink was described to me by a
non-birding but cognizant and outdoor savvy stranger from a Cimarron River
crossing in southern Clark Co on 7/9. I kept it to mostly to myself because
I knew the tall task in relocating the thing from the road and the "you
gotta mean it" nature of reaching the site. Two efforts and 3 individuals
have failed at spotting any bird matching that description on both Saturday
and Sunday, but now the information is out there to the masses. I still
feel like it was probably a real "zootie" and maybe even still in that area
but likely to burn anyone actively seeking it out. Probably yet another one
"for the X-Files".

The site did produce what I thought were 2 noteworthy records although BOK
says they aren't as exciting as I thought. Will located a pair of
Ladder-backed Woodpeckers there today although I arrived too late and with
less ambition so missed those. He also found an Ash-throated Flycatcher. It
was heard singing and was actively foraging near the exact same area over
the course of 3 hours for even me to enjoy. No breeding evidence beyond
that was noted so just more "possible" breeders and
"compelling" stories from Clark.

A ginormous playa a few miles s of Minneola lacked good views and only held
Avocets, a duck, and lots of hopes and dreams. More exploration needed but
I ran out of energy soon after. I always wanted my Hodgeman list to surpass
200 before my Clark one, anyways.

Jeff Calhoun
Dodge City

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Subject: First southbound Upland Sandpipers
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:47:32 -0500
Heard around 11 am this morning while working in the yard, 2 separate 
Upland Sandpipers calling overhead.  And so it begins. Location 
mentioned is in north Wichita, Sedgwick County.
-- 
Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe 
myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions"

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Subject: Wilson Wildlife area 7/13/14
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:41:53 -0500
Hi all,
Thought I'd better check out the Horseshoe Bend area out for migrating 
shorebirds, so I spent a couple of hours out there this morning. Good numbers 
of peeps present, mostly Leasts (250+), with some Baird's (35+), Semipalmateds 
(50+) and Westerns (25+). I had a dozen Stilt Sandpipers, 2 Wilson's 
Phalaropes, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 6 Lesser Yellowlegs, 16 American Avocets, and 
an unexpected Dunlin. The plovers were the stars of the show, with 28 Snowys at 
Horseshoe Bend and 4 more on the east side of Horseshoe Bend, one Piping, one 
Semipalmated, 80+ Killdeer and an surprising single Black-bellied in breeding 
plumage. Nice morning to be out! 


Mike Rader

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Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms 7/11/14
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:41:26 -0500
Hi all,
I spent an hour at Cheyenne Bottoms this afternoon. Not much rare, but did see 
two Neotropic Cormorants on the duck blind island, with one on the nest. Had 
around 30 Franklin's Gulls and lots and lots of egrets of the three expected 
species (Great, Snowy and Cattle). I neglected to mention that there were tons 
of them at Quivira today as well. The water levels at CB are a bit high for 
shorebirds right now, but should be great for long-legged waders and ducks if 
it lasts for a while. 


Mike Rader

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Subject: Quivira 7/11/14
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:34:03 -0500
Hi all,
I spent 3+ hours at the Big Salt Marsh mid-day today. No luck on the reported 
Wilson's Plover, but there are lots of birds around, with the following species 
of note:Black Tern - estimated 325 - lots in the air and sitting on the flats 
east of the tank battery on 170th (Marsh Rd)Least Tern - 10, including two on 
apparent nestsAm. Avocets - hundreds - I estimated 380, but I'm sure that was 
low - they were all over the interior of the Wildlife Drive LoopBlack-necked 
Stilt - 60Snowy Plover - estimated 110 - 70 on the flats on the north side of 
road and almost as many on south side of 170th and along Wildlife DriveWillet - 
1Marbled Godwit - one with yellowlegs and other shorebirds east of tanks. It 
had an injured leg and was struggling to stand in the windLesser Yellowlegs - 
175+Greater Yellowlegs - 15Baird's Sandpiper - 24Least Sandpiper - 
125Semipalmated Sandpiper - 30Western Sandpiper - 20Pectoral Sandpiper - 1Stilt 
Sandpiper - 320+Short-billed Dowticher - 2 called and landed close. Had spotted 
flanks and orange sidesLong-billed Dowitcher - 12Wilson's Phalarope - 16 


Mike Rader

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Subject: nectar loving birds
From: Dan Mulhern <dan_mulhern AT FWS.GOV>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:31:07 -0500
In the past two days I’ve had a fledgling Downy Woodpecker, a fledgling
Baltimore Oriole, and an adult female Ruby-throated Hummingbird on my
nectar feeder at work.  I know, not all that exciting, but at least the
information isn’t splintered.



Dan Mulhern

Manhattan

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Subject: Re: yellow-breasted chat
From: Ken Kinman <kinman AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:45:50 -0500
Dear All, I am glad to see the yellow-breasted chat (Icteria) finally being 
removed from Family Parulidae. However, I think classifying it as a separate 
family Icteriidae is a bad idea. Far too similar to Icteridae (with one "i" in 
the middle). Since Icteriidae and Icteridae are sister taxa, it would make more 
sense to just list genus Icteria as the basalmost genus within Family 
Icteridae. That would: (1) avoid confusion, and (2) show that Icteria belongs 
in the same family as orioles and relatives, and (3) finally make it clear that 
it doesn't belong in Parulidae. A new family just isn't necessary in this case. 
------------------Ken Kinman Hays, Kansas P.S. I see that the paper by Barker 
(et al.) also separates off a Family Passerellidae for the New World sparrows. 
I have no problem with that, since Passerellidae and Emberizidae are probably 
not sister taxa. 

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> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:24:34 +0000
> From: cotte AT KSU.EDU
> Subject: Fwd: [BIRDCHAT] yellow-breasted chat
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> 
> A great historical discussion of the Yellow-breasted Chat and its taxonomic 
placement in checklists! 

> 
> Chuck Otte, Junction City, KS
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: Rick Wright >
> Date: July 11, 2014, 8:02:38 AM CDT
> To: >
> Subject: [BIRDCHAT] yellow-breasted chat
> Reply-To: >
> 
> Nowadays, we all "know" that the chat isn't "really" a warbler. But whose
> idea was that in the first place?
> 
> I've put together a quick summary of the chat's changing place in the
> ornithological mind -- accompanied by lots of pretty pictures.
> 
> http://birdaz.com/blog/2014/07/11/who-made-that-bird-a-warbler-anyhow/
> 
> --
> Rick Wright
> Bloomfield, NJ
> 
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Subject: Night Chickens
From: Jeff Calhoun <jeffcalhoun11 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:58:08 -0500
Janae and I did some "crittering" last night in Hodgeman County. We saw
lots of critters but none of them were fish. Oh well. On the way back
home we cruised by the west end of HorseThief Canyon where the
bluffs are close to the road. A Barn Owl flushed and cleared the ridge.
We wouldn't have detected that ghost if the man on the moon wasn't smiling
so bright, so a big shoutout to him for this county bird! We turned the
corner and just off the side of the road stood a prairie-chicken,
illuminated by my headlights for a half second before flying off into the
vast darkness! Uh oh. Didn't mean to do that! Very unusual and an
unorthodox way to spot them. The official time of that incident was 12:37
AM. We heard 2 Upland Sandpipers overhead and a few outbursts from the
avian and human locals at HorseThief Reservoir while sitting around there
from 10-11:30. No spizellas :( .

The drones at the 3i show are cool. Maybe that's the future of birding... I
can see it now...

Jeff Calhoun
Dodge City

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Subject: Vulture Feast
From: Scott Seltman <sselt AT GBTA.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:56:47 -0500
Yesterday I noticed a bunch of vultures dining on a fresh roadkill by our
house.  It proved to be an armadillo!  After several years of not seeing
many as far north as Pawnee County, it seems they're making quite an influx
again this summer.  In recent weeks I've seen lots of similar scenes in
Barton and Edwards County too.

 

And in other news, I thought some of you might get a chuckle out of this
article.  It says "Associated Press" on the byline, but is obviously from
The Onion:

 

http://www.greatbendpost.com/2014/07/10/kansas-to-pursue-prairie-chicken-bre
eding-program/

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Subject: FW: Kansas Rare Bird Alert
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:48:47 -0500
All,
This report came across eBird this morning. Interesting for sure. Anyone going 
to Quivira might want to look extra close at the plovers there. I saw no 
details as to where this bird was seen, but I'd guess north of Marsh Road and 
the Wildlife Drive. 


Mike Rader

Wilson and/or Pratt, KS


> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:05:10 -0400
> From: ebird-alert AT cornell.edu
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Kansas Rare Bird Alert 
> 
> *** Species Summary:
> 
> Wilson's Plover (1 Stafford)
> 
> ---------------------------------------------
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> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
> 
> Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) (3)
> - Reported Jul 10, 2014 07:00 by pamela graber
> - Quivira NWR, Stafford, Kansas
> - Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.1769,-98.5259&ll=38.1769,-98.5259 

> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19065671
> - Comments: "more upright with longer bill than semi-palmated, strong single 
neck band, near other peeps -- least, few Baird's -- and snowy plovers, 
familiar to me from Florida birding -- too far for photo -- nice view in scope" 

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Subject: Re: Plant
From: Aaron Balogh <crotalus269 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:45:58 -0500
I knew there were two plants almost in bloom in the US but had no idea the
other was in Kansas.  The first one just bloomed a couple weeks ago at my
alma mater, Michigan State University.


-Aaron
MHK

On Friday, July 11, 2014, Max Thompson  wrote:

> Although this isn't about birds, this may be of interest to the
> subscribers.
>
> Hopefully, I won't get nailed by the guardians of this site.
>
>
> http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/10/3548483/rare-stinky-corpse-flower-to-bloom.
> html
>
>
>
> Max C. Thompson
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> 1729 E. 11th Ave.
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> Winfield, KS
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Subject: Fwd: yellow-breasted chat
From: Chuck Otte <cotte AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:24:34 +0000
A great historical discussion of the Yellow-breasted Chat and its taxonomic 
placement in checklists! 


Chuck Otte, Junction City, KS
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: Rick Wright >
Date: July 11, 2014, 8:02:38 AM CDT
To: >
Subject: [BIRDCHAT] yellow-breasted chat
Reply-To: >

Nowadays, we all "know" that the chat isn't "really" a warbler. But whose
idea was that in the first place?

I've put together a quick summary of the chat's changing place in the
ornithological mind -- accompanied by lots of pretty pictures.

http://birdaz.com/blog/2014/07/11/who-made-that-bird-a-warbler-anyhow/

--
Rick Wright
Bloomfield, NJ

Review Editor, Birding 
Senior Leader, WINGS 
Birding New Jersey 
ABA Field Guide to Birds of New Jersey

 


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Subject: Plant
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:23:13 -0500
Although this isn't about birds, this may be of interest to the subscribers.

Hopefully, I won't get nailed by the guardians of this site.

http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/10/3548483/rare-stinky-corpse-flower-to-bloom.
html

 

Max C. Thompson

1729 E. 11th Ave.

Winfield, KS 

 


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Subject: First Smartphone Post
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:37:27 -0500
Scott Seltman rose to the occasion when I posted the trivia question about
the old RBA number, I did not start using it until the early 90s so I had
no knowledge of any of the numbers before then. Thanks for the history
lesson Scott!

Anyway to answer his question about who was the first to post to the list
with a smartphone I think I might be able to get it close. The reason I say
that is that if someone changed their signature and removed the default
"Sent by" before they ever started posting it would be difficult to uncover
but this is what I found...

Using the search word "iPhone" in my gmail account the first post I could
find that carried the phrase "Sent from my iPhone" was on April 30th 2010
by Dick Burkepile from (at that time) Mississippi requesting information
about the Q and the Bottoms.

Using the same tactic with the search word "Android" almost a YEAR later on
April 12th 2011 the first post from an Android phone was by me reporting a
Cinnamon Teal at the St Marys Dump.

Some more history for ya...

Brandon Magette
St Marys in Pottawatomie Co. KS
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Subject: Strange Least Tern behavior
From: Bob Gress <bobgress AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:24:32 -0500
While surveying the Wichita colony of Least Terns this evening I'm sure I
had at least 9 fledglings clumsily churning away with the adults overhead.
There are still 2 active nests.  Three days ago, one of the nests had an egg
with a dead embryo removed about 4 feet from the nest scrape.  Tonight the
egg, minus some content probably due to ants, was returned to join the other
egg in incubation under an adult.   Several years ago after some rising
water displaced an egg and covered it with mud, it was cleaned up and moved
back to scrape.  Or maybe moving it back over the sand cleaned it up, but
incubation resumed and it eventually hatched.  These are amazing little
birds.  Also on the sand bar were 3 pairs of Spotted Sandpipers.  Two pair
were quite agitated when I approached different patches of low growing (2
ft. tall) willows.  Also inhabiting this area are about five pair of
Killdeers.  I suspect the main predators here have been Red Fox and
Mississippi Kites.  Many Canid tracks have been seen crisscrossing the
sandbar.  Today, after last night's hard rain, the tracks held together in
the wet sand enough to identify them as fox rather than coyote.  Earlier
this season, tracks around an empty scrape indicated egg predation.  Soaring
Mississippi Kites draw up a squadron of Tern fighters daily as they cruise
over the sandbar.

 

Bob Gress

bobgress AT cox.net

www.BirdsInFocus.com



 

 


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Subject: Fwd: Kansas Rare Bird Alert
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:01:18 -0500
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[eBird Alert] Kansas Rare Bird Alert 
Date: 	Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:03:54 -0400 (EDT)
From: 	ebird-alert AT cornell.edu



*** Species Summary:

Eared Grebe (2 Scott)
Osprey (1 Pottawatomie)
Osprey (American) (1 Pottawatomie)
Common Tern (2 Pottawatomie)
White-winged Dove (1 Labette)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1 Trego)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (1)
- Reported Jul 09, 2014 20:20 by Mike Hudson
- Scott City WTP, Scott, Kansas
- Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.4707937,-100.8869362&ll=38.4707937,-100.8869362 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19058094
- Comments: "Breeding plumage. In southernmost pool, floating alone. Clear 
looks from 40 feet through a scope." 


Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (1)
- Reported Jul 09, 2014 20:20 by Nathan  Wilhite
- Scott City WTP, Scott, Kansas
- Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.4707937,-100.8869362&ll=38.4707937,-100.8869362 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19058104
- Comments: "Breeding plumage. In southernmost pool, floating alone. Clear 
looks from 40 feet through a scope." 


Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (1)
- Reported Jul 09, 2014 11:00 by Jeff Hansen
- Jeffery Energy Center (restricted access), Pottawatomie, Kansas
- Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.2746169,-96.1429367&ll=39.2746169,-96.1429367 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19055067
- Comments: "black & white head.  flying over water"

Osprey (American) (Pandion haliaetus) (1)
- Reported Jul 09, 2014 10:00 by Janeen Walters
- Jeffery Energy Center (restricted access), Pottawatomie, Kansas
- Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.2746169,-96.1429367&ll=39.2746169,-96.1429367 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19057873
- Comments: "flying over the lake and dam. White underparts visible. Close 
enough to see the white cap and dark eye stripe londg crooked wings" 


Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (2)
- Reported Jul 09, 2014 11:00 by Jeff Hansen
- Jeffery Energy Center (restricted access), Pottawatomie, Kansas
- Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.2746169,-96.1429367&ll=39.2746169,-96.1429367 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19055067
- Comments: "reddish bill,dark tips to wings while at rest"

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (2)
- Reported Jul 09, 2014 10:00 by Janeen Walters
- Jeffery Energy Center (restricted access), Pottawatomie, Kansas
- Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.2746169,-96.1429367&ll=39.2746169,-96.1429367 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19057873
- Comments: "sitting on posts at boat ramp and seen in flight. adult plumage , 
all black cap, orange bill with black tip,primaries darker gray than forster's, 
tail shorter than wingtips" 


White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Jul 09, 2014 07:23 by Andrew Burnett
- Prairie West Park, Labette, Kansas
- Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=37.34575,-95.28577&ll=37.34575,-95.28577 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19051545
- Comments: "harsh cooing...'who cooks for you' call repeated approx 10 times.. 
confirmed with stokes guide to bird songs. tried to locate but had to head to 
work. will attempt to refind next few days." 


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (1)
- Reported Jul 05, 2014 11:30 by Matt Gearheart
- Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Trego, Kansas
- Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.7737592,-99.7764759&ll=38.7737592,-99.7764759 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19010049
- Comments: "familiar call heard very well, no visual"

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Subject: Quivira today and Roadrunner
From: Patricia Marlett <pmarlett AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:35:02 -0500
Marsha Ebaugh and I just got back from Quivira. Almost zero waterfowl (2 
Mallards and 2 Blue-winged Teal) but a few shorebirds. On NE 170 Rd between the 
beginning and end of the wildlife drive there were 24 Snowy Plovers on the 
road. It seemed to be a day for birds on the road - hundreds of Cliff Swallows 
were sitting there, too. In the same area there was a flock of at least 200 
Black Terns. Most of them appeared to be juveniles, unless the adults are 
already molting back into basic plumage. 

Due to road construction and the dicey condition of backroads from the rain we 
ended up heading home on US 50. About a mile west of Sterling Rd a roadrunner 
ran and then flew across the highway. Always a thrill to see one! 


Patty Marlett
Wichita

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Subject: Email Clients and the Listserv
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:30:25 -0500
I would like to throw an FYI out there related to Chuck's earlier post
about email clients. I managed to snag an "invitation" to Gmail and opened
my averbirder account on 5/26/2006, the very next day I joined the list and
do not use this address for anything else but the list. There are 23,750
messages and only the latest are in my inbox, this is the neat thing about
Gmail, the ability to archive the messages and keep your inbox empty. All
those messages only amounts to 3% of my allotted free space! An example of how
nice the archive feature is that if I wanted to know when the last time
a Red Crossbill was seen in Kansas I just do a search of my mail and
anytime that bird was mentioned it would show up in the results in date
order, this is probably the way the search function works on the list but
the point I am trying to make is that my averbirder account is in essence a
backup of the listserv since 2006.

-- 
Brandon Magette
St Marys in Pottawatomie Co. KS
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Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
From: Andrew Burnett <aburnett AT MAGNUMSYSTEMS.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:39:30 +0000
Let me clarify my original posting a bit and I will leave this alone. I was 
under the impression that the KS-BIRDS list serve was a KOS venture and did not 
know who the care takers were outside the information in the document Chuck 
posted. I was mistaken on that. My apologies to the real owners and I should 
have went with my gut and not posted. My post was motived by contributing to 
the discussion on how to ensure this resource is used and reaches the most 
people possible to avoid splintering from a KOS perspective(thanks for getting 
me in trouble Pete ;) ). Given the ownership structure I realize that wasn't my 
place. I don't want this to turn into a List vs Facebook debate as that wasn't 
my intent. Facebook will one day be gone one day too.. it was about remaining 
viable and usable to a culture in general terms. It is important to note that 
facebook does save posts and they are searchable. But again that is not the 
issue. 


My apologies to Gerry, Chuck, & Dave.

Andrew Burnett
Neosho Co

-----Original Message-----
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Dan Thalmann 

Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:37 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Splintered birding information

I'll chime in as a definite non-expert birder, but I'm definitely past beginner 
stage. I've had many discussions similar to this thread in my industry (news 
media) about social media vs. print media. 


I place extreme value on the existence of this listserv. A Facebook group or 
page in its current form has not surpassed the importance of this listserv for 
purposes of birding. 


I am a huge user of Facebook and all other social media and operate many social 
media pages, groups and accounts. They absolutely have a role in this world, 
but the biggest problem with any of those apps is that their use as a bonafide 
archive and scientific record is limited. I've gone to the listserv site 
several times in the past to search for years-old records (when and where I saw 
a specific bird, etc.) and I am happy to be able to do that. I am never 
disappointed. On the other hand, it is difficult to search through the junk 
that Facebook often produces to get the information you really want. That is 
the nature of the FB (or Twitter) news feed that refreshes constantly. Throw in 
the changing algorithms that determine what you actually see, and you don't 
have a very reliable method of contributing information to science or gathering 
data. 


If you're birding purely for personal enjoyment with no thought of 
record-keeping, etc., I'd say Facebook is right down that alley. Facebook, in 
general, is kind of the "Birds & Blooms" of the birding world, while this 
listserv is more ABA's "Birding" magazine. I'm not saying there is anything 
wrong with that at all. The nature of social media does not lend itself to the 
scientific record (and many people don't care about the record aspect of 
birding anyway), and on the same front, super serious birders can still get 
enjoyment out of Birds & Blooms magazine so I wouldn't downplay the existence 
of the birding FB page at all. 


So I don't discourage the use of the Facebook group. We've seen some real 
rarities posted first on there by birders who maybe don't even know the 
listserv exists. And plenty of people watch both (it's easy to do) and can pick 
those out and that's great. And it can also serve as a great entry portal to 
this fascinating and complex world of birding. 


But specifically on the topic of this thread, I would really encourage folks to 
post significant sightings on this listserv. Since it is associated with KOS 
and they have a role in keeping historic data, I feel like this is the most 
important location to record sightings. If I see a rarity or something of 
genuine interest, I may text someone or post it somewhere, but my mind says "to 
make it official, you have to post it on the listserv." Ebird is good, but will 
take time to fill itself out with all the information that exists out there. I 
do appreciate the photo-posting aspect of Facebook. 


In comparison to my industry, posting a newborn baby picture on Facebook is 
nice. You can press the "like" button and joke about how the baby is already 
making ducklips, etc. But how many people will really know about the baby 
unless you put a birth announcement in the newspaper, where it will be 
archived, the historical society will make note, genealogists will use it for 
record-keeping, etc. 


Young folks do not use email like older folks, that's an absolute fact, but 
I've found as they enter the real world, they do commonly move toward email use 
because they have to to exist in the business world. I think this listserv will 
serve an important role for years to come. 


--Dan


Dan Thalmann
Owner/publisher - Washington County News Owner/publisher - Linn-Palmer Record 
editor AT bluevalley.net backroadsnews.com Washington County News on Facebook 
Backroadsnews on Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest 


On Jul 10, 2014, at 9:23 AM, Andrew Burnett  wrote:

> I am reluctant to share my thoughts here but I think it's something that 
merits discussion. At 38 I am firmly in middle age realm. The beauty of these 
newer technologies is that they are very flexible and can be manipulated. As a 
child of the late 80's, early 90's I "grew up" with e-mail being the newest and 
latest way to communicate. That quickly evolved to message forums, to current 
social media. When I first went from casual to more serious birding I was very 
reluctant to join this list due to its limitations from what I was used to on 
social media & message boards. Discussions are hard to follow, media is 
difficult to share. Other non-birding groups have solved these issues by using 
programs to cross post info across platforms, essentially spreading the same 
message. Maybe that is something that should be investigated. The downside is 
you fracture your response, but you don't leave out a particular group. As a 
new, disconnected birder, this list was hard to f! 

 
 in!
> d and even harder for a non-listserv person like me to grasp. Maybe that is a 
good thing as people generally won't join on a whim and you in a way restrict 
access to those really committed to the craft. The downside is outreach and 
recruitment suffer. 

> 
> Over time I have realized that the people make the media not the other way 
and the list has greatly enhanced my birding experience. From my work in other 
areas I am continually surprised by the under 30 disdain for e-mail. I am 
generalizing but, quite frankly they don't like it and only use it if required. 
I am unsure who the "owners" of the list are, but it is likely going to 
eventually require branching out to remain relevant or other modes will simply 
replace it.. much like the original transition from phone to e-mail. The 
unaffiliated "Kansas Birding" facebook page has shown that engagement and 
learning can take place quickly and it is important to maintain that sphere of 
influence. Don't take this as some sort of rant against the list.. it's not.. 
more of a thought train related to splintering and why it may be occurring and 
how to tackle it. 

> 
> Andrew Burnett
> Neosho Co
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas 
> [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Scott Seltman
> Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 3:21 PM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
> 
> Oh, this thread is pretty old, but I thought I'd make a short comment.
> 
> When I started birding in the late 1970s it was essentially impossible to get 
current birding reports here in Kansas. Great birds weren't just heard about 
too late to chase, but often you would read about them maybe a year later when 
the record appeared in the KOS newsletter or American Birds! The KOS 
Rare-Bird-Alert, which I helped create in the mid-1980s and then operated for 
about 10 years beginning in 1990, was the first statewide attempt to keep 
everyone as informed as possible regarding the whereabouts of current rarities. 
The KSBIRD-L listserv gradually took over the role of RBA for the state and in 
my opinion has served us very well. 

> 
> I agree with Pete that the 'splintering' of info these last several years is 
worrisome. Private Facebook groups, e-Bird, etc. are great but I still think 
that the KSBIRD listserv remains the best and most egalitarian place for 
serious birders to tell everyone what they're seeing in a timely manner. 

> As a person who has spent a considerable amount of time and energy dispersing 
information about Kansas rarites over the years, I'll admit that I'm sometimes 
rather annoyed by folks who don't feel the need to share with the entire 
birding community. I'm not necessarily complaining, just making a friendly 
observation. 

> 
> Anyway, I encourage everyone to keep up their subscription to KSBIRD and let 
us know what you are seeing. 

> 
> I'll end with a question: Are birders using Twitter on a state-by-state basis 
to report rarities? 

> 
> Scott Seltman
> Larned, Kansas
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas 
> [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Pete Janzen
> Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:30 AM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Splintered birding information
> 
> Here is a link to a listserv
> http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=726174&MLID=CA11&MLNM=CA%20-%
> 20San%
> 20Diego%20Region%20Birding
> that is a long way from Kansas but the points the author makes are valid, 
especially the comment at the end "an unfortunate trend which further splinters 
birding information into more and more subsets". Mr. 

> Lehman is among the most articulate and authoritative birders in the 
> US.   I've been supportive of e-bird, the listserv, the Facebook group, 
> the regional reporters for North American birds, the CBC, the BBS, and sounds 
like KBBAT is maybe going to fire up again in a few years. 

> Splintered information is certainly an appropriate term. Even the whole 
Facebook situation with regard to Kansas birding information has become 
splintered with various new Facebook groups being formed because of ruffled 
feelings and minor spats. There isn't anything to be done about it really, but 
this is reality today with regard to birding information...splintered. 

> --
> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe myself 
in one word, it would be "can't follow directions" 

> 
> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to 
> http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
> To contact a listowner, send a message to 
> mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
> 
> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to 
> http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
> To contact a listowner, send a message to 
> mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
> 

For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to 
http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html 

For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
To contact a listowner, send a message to 
mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu 


For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
To contact a listowner, send a message to
mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
From: "Wedge, Philip C." <pwedge AT KU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:19:05 +0000
Well said, Dan.

-----Original Message-----
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Dan Thalmann 

Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:37 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Splintered birding information

I'll chime in as a definite non-expert birder, but I'm definitely past beginner 
stage. I've had many discussions similar to this thread in my industry (news 
media) about social media vs. print media. 


I place extreme value on the existence of this listserv. A Facebook group or 
page in its current form has not surpassed the importance of this listserv for 
purposes of birding. 


I am a huge user of Facebook and all other social media and operate many social 
media pages, groups and accounts. They absolutely have a role in this world, 
but the biggest problem with any of those apps is that their use as a bonafide 
archive and scientific record is limited. I've gone to the listserv site 
several times in the past to search for years-old records (when and where I saw 
a specific bird, etc.) and I am happy to be able to do that. I am never 
disappointed. On the other hand, it is difficult to search through the junk 
that Facebook often produces to get the information you really want. That is 
the nature of the FB (or Twitter) news feed that refreshes constantly. Throw in 
the changing algorithms that determine what you actually see, and you don't 
have a very reliable method of contributing information to science or gathering 
data. 


If you're birding purely for personal enjoyment with no thought of 
record-keeping, etc., I'd say Facebook is right down that alley. Facebook, in 
general, is kind of the "Birds & Blooms" of the birding world, while this 
listserv is more ABA's "Birding" magazine. I'm not saying there is anything 
wrong with that at all. The nature of social media does not lend itself to the 
scientific record (and many people don't care about the record aspect of 
birding anyway), and on the same front, super serious birders can still get 
enjoyment out of Birds & Blooms magazine so I wouldn't downplay the existence 
of the birding FB page at all. 


So I don't discourage the use of the Facebook group. We've seen some real 
rarities posted first on there by birders who maybe don't even know the 
listserv exists. And plenty of people watch both (it's easy to do) and can pick 
those out and that's great. And it can also serve as a great entry portal to 
this fascinating and complex world of birding. 


But specifically on the topic of this thread, I would really encourage folks to 
post significant sightings on this listserv. Since it is associated with KOS 
and they have a role in keeping historic data, I feel like this is the most 
important location to record sightings. If I see a rarity or something of 
genuine interest, I may text someone or post it somewhere, but my mind says "to 
make it official, you have to post it on the listserv." Ebird is good, but will 
take time to fill itself out with all the information that exists out there. I 
do appreciate the photo-posting aspect of Facebook. 


In comparison to my industry, posting a newborn baby picture on Facebook is 
nice. You can press the "like" button and joke about how the baby is already 
making ducklips, etc. But how many people will really know about the baby 
unless you put a birth announcement in the newspaper, where it will be 
archived, the historical society will make note, genealogists will use it for 
record-keeping, etc. 


Young folks do not use email like older folks, that's an absolute fact, but 
I've found as they enter the real world, they do commonly move toward email use 
because they have to to exist in the business world. I think this listserv will 
serve an important role for years to come. 


--Dan


Dan Thalmann
Owner/publisher - Washington County News Owner/publisher - Linn-Palmer Record 
editor AT bluevalley.net backroadsnews.com Washington County News on Facebook 
Backroadsnews on Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest 


On Jul 10, 2014, at 9:23 AM, Andrew Burnett  wrote:

> I am reluctant to share my thoughts here but I think it's something that 
merits discussion. At 38 I am firmly in middle age realm. The beauty of these 
newer technologies is that they are very flexible and can be manipulated. As a 
child of the late 80's, early 90's I "grew up" with e-mail being the newest and 
latest way to communicate. That quickly evolved to message forums, to current 
social media. When I first went from casual to more serious birding I was very 
reluctant to join this list due to its limitations from what I was used to on 
social media & message boards. Discussions are hard to follow, media is 
difficult to share. Other non-birding groups have solved these issues by using 
programs to cross post info across platforms, essentially spreading the same 
message. Maybe that is something that should be investigated. The downside is 
you fracture your response, but you don't leave out a particular group. As a 
new, disconnected birder, this list was hard to f! 

 in!
> d and even harder for a non-listserv person like me to grasp. Maybe that is a 
good thing as people generally won't join on a whim and you in a way restrict 
access to those really committed to the craft. The downside is outreach and 
recruitment suffer. 

> 
> Over time I have realized that the people make the media not the other way 
and the list has greatly enhanced my birding experience. From my work in other 
areas I am continually surprised by the under 30 disdain for e-mail. I am 
generalizing but, quite frankly they don't like it and only use it if required. 
I am unsure who the "owners" of the list are, but it is likely going to 
eventually require branching out to remain relevant or other modes will simply 
replace it.. much like the original transition from phone to e-mail. The 
unaffiliated "Kansas Birding" facebook page has shown that engagement and 
learning can take place quickly and it is important to maintain that sphere of 
influence. Don't take this as some sort of rant against the list.. it's not.. 
more of a thought train related to splintering and why it may be occurring and 
how to tackle it. 

> 
> Andrew Burnett
> Neosho Co
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas 
> [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Scott Seltman
> Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 3:21 PM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
> 
> Oh, this thread is pretty old, but I thought I'd make a short comment.
> 
> When I started birding in the late 1970s it was essentially impossible to get 
current birding reports here in Kansas. Great birds weren't just heard about 
too late to chase, but often you would read about them maybe a year later when 
the record appeared in the KOS newsletter or American Birds! The KOS 
Rare-Bird-Alert, which I helped create in the mid-1980s and then operated for 
about 10 years beginning in 1990, was the first statewide attempt to keep 
everyone as informed as possible regarding the whereabouts of current rarities. 
The KSBIRD-L listserv gradually took over the role of RBA for the state and in 
my opinion has served us very well. 

> 
> I agree with Pete that the 'splintering' of info these last several years is 
worrisome. Private Facebook groups, e-Bird, etc. are great but I still think 
that the KSBIRD listserv remains the best and most egalitarian place for 
serious birders to tell everyone what they're seeing in a timely manner. 

> As a person who has spent a considerable amount of time and energy dispersing 
information about Kansas rarites over the years, I'll admit that I'm sometimes 
rather annoyed by folks who don't feel the need to share with the entire 
birding community. I'm not necessarily complaining, just making a friendly 
observation. 

> 
> Anyway, I encourage everyone to keep up their subscription to KSBIRD and let 
us know what you are seeing. 

> 
> I'll end with a question: Are birders using Twitter on a state-by-state basis 
to report rarities? 

> 
> Scott Seltman
> Larned, Kansas
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas 
> [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Pete Janzen
> Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:30 AM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Splintered birding information
> 
> Here is a link to a listserv
> http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=726174&MLID=CA11&MLNM=CA%20-%
> 20San%
> 20Diego%20Region%20Birding
> that is a long way from Kansas but the points the author makes are valid, 
especially the comment at the end "an unfortunate trend which further splinters 
birding information into more and more subsets". Mr. 

> Lehman is among the most articulate and authoritative birders in the 
> US.   I've been supportive of e-bird, the listserv, the Facebook group, 
> the regional reporters for North American birds, the CBC, the BBS, and sounds 
like KBBAT is maybe going to fire up again in a few years. 

> Splintered information is certainly an appropriate term. Even the whole 
Facebook situation with regard to Kansas birding information has become 
splintered with various new Facebook groups being formed because of ruffled 
feelings and minor spats. There isn't anything to be done about it really, but 
this is reality today with regard to birding information...splintered. 

> --
> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe myself 
in one word, it would be "can't follow directions" 

> 
> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to 
> http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
> To contact a listowner, send a message to 
> mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
> 
> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to 
> http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
> To contact a listowner, send a message to 
> mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
> 

For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to 
http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html 

For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
To contact a listowner, send a message to 
mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu 


For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
To contact a listowner, send a message to
mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
From: Dan Thalmann <editor AT BLUEVALLEY.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:37:16 -0500
I'll chime in as a definite non-expert birder, but I'm definitely past beginner 
stage. I've had many discussions similar to this thread in my industry (news 
media) about social media vs. print media. 


I place extreme value on the existence of this listserv. A Facebook group or 
page in its current form has not surpassed the importance of this listserv for 
purposes of birding. 


I am a huge user of Facebook and all other social media and operate many social 
media pages, groups and accounts. They absolutely have a role in this world, 
but the biggest problem with any of those apps is that their use as a bonafide 
archive and scientific record is limited. I've gone to the listserv site 
several times in the past to search for years-old records (when and where I saw 
a specific bird, etc.) and I am happy to be able to do that. I am never 
disappointed. On the other hand, it is difficult to search through the junk 
that Facebook often produces to get the information you really want. That is 
the nature of the FB (or Twitter) news feed that refreshes constantly. Throw in 
the changing algorithms that determine what you actually see, and you don't 
have a very reliable method of contributing information to science or gathering 
data. 


If you're birding purely for personal enjoyment with no thought of 
record-keeping, etc., I'd say Facebook is right down that alley. Facebook, in 
general, is kind of the "Birds & Blooms" of the birding world, while this 
listserv is more ABA's "Birding" magazine. I'm not saying there is anything 
wrong with that at all. The nature of social media does not lend itself to the 
scientific record (and many people don't care about the record aspect of 
birding anyway), and on the same front, super serious birders can still get 
enjoyment out of Birds & Blooms magazine so I wouldn't downplay the existence 
of the birding FB page at all. 


So I don't discourage the use of the Facebook group. We've seen some real 
rarities posted first on there by birders who maybe don't even know the 
listserv exists. And plenty of people watch both (it's easy to do) and can pick 
those out and that's great. And it can also serve as a great entry portal to 
this fascinating and complex world of birding. 


But specifically on the topic of this thread, I would really encourage folks to 
post significant sightings on this listserv. Since it is associated with KOS 
and they have a role in keeping historic data, I feel like this is the most 
important location to record sightings. If I see a rarity or something of 
genuine interest, I may text someone or post it somewhere, but my mind says "to 
make it official, you have to post it on the listserv." Ebird is good, but will 
take time to fill itself out with all the information that exists out there. I 
do appreciate the photo-posting aspect of Facebook. 


In comparison to my industry, posting a newborn baby picture on Facebook is 
nice. You can press the "like" button and joke about how the baby is already 
making ducklips, etc. But how many people will really know about the baby 
unless you put a birth announcement in the newspaper, where it will be 
archived, the historical society will make note, genealogists will use it for 
record-keeping, etc. 


Young folks do not use email like older folks, that's an absolute fact, but 
I've found as they enter the real world, they do commonly move toward email use 
because they have to to exist in the business world. I think this listserv will 
serve an important role for years to come. 


--Dan


Dan Thalmann
Owner/publisher - Washington County News
Owner/publisher - Linn-Palmer Record
editor AT bluevalley.net
backroadsnews.com
Washington County News on Facebook
Backroadsnews on Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest

On Jul 10, 2014, at 9:23 AM, Andrew Burnett  wrote:

> I am reluctant to share my thoughts here but I think it's something that 
merits discussion. At 38 I am firmly in middle age realm. The beauty of these 
newer technologies is that they are very flexible and can be manipulated. As a 
child of the late 80's, early 90's I "grew up" with e-mail being the newest and 
latest way to communicate. That quickly evolved to message forums, to current 
social media. When I first went from casual to more serious birding I was very 
reluctant to join this list due to its limitations from what I was used to on 
social media & message boards. Discussions are hard to follow, media is 
difficult to share. Other non-birding groups have solved these issues by using 
programs to cross post info across platforms, essentially spreading the same 
message. Maybe that is something that should be investigated. The downside is 
you fracture your response, but you don't leave out a particular group. As a 
new, disconnected birder, this list was hard to f! 

 in!
> d and even harder for a non-listserv person like me to grasp. Maybe that is a 
good thing as people generally won't join on a whim and you in a way restrict 
access to those really committed to the craft. The downside is outreach and 
recruitment suffer. 

> 
> Over time I have realized that the people make the media not the other way 
and the list has greatly enhanced my birding experience. From my work in other 
areas I am continually surprised by the under 30 disdain for e-mail. I am 
generalizing but, quite frankly they don't like it and only use it if required. 
I am unsure who the "owners" of the list are, but it is likely going to 
eventually require branching out to remain relevant or other modes will simply 
replace it.. much like the original transition from phone to e-mail. The 
unaffiliated "Kansas Birding" facebook page has shown that engagement and 
learning can take place quickly and it is important to maintain that sphere of 
influence. Don't take this as some sort of rant against the list.. it's not.. 
more of a thought train related to splintering and why it may be occurring and 
how to tackle it. 

> 
> Andrew Burnett
> Neosho Co
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Scott Seltman 

> Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 3:21 PM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
> 
> Oh, this thread is pretty old, but I thought I'd make a short comment.
> 
> When I started birding in the late 1970s it was essentially impossible to get 
current birding reports here in Kansas. Great birds weren't just heard about 
too late to chase, but often you would read about them maybe a year later when 
the record appeared in the KOS newsletter or American Birds! The KOS 
Rare-Bird-Alert, which I helped create in the mid-1980s and then operated for 
about 10 years beginning in 1990, was the first statewide attempt to keep 
everyone as informed as possible regarding the whereabouts of current rarities. 
The KSBIRD-L listserv gradually took over the role of RBA for the state and in 
my opinion has served us very well. 

> 
> I agree with Pete that the 'splintering' of info these last several years is 
worrisome. Private Facebook groups, e-Bird, etc. are great but I still think 
that the KSBIRD listserv remains the best and most egalitarian place for 
serious birders to tell everyone what they're seeing in a timely manner. 

> As a person who has spent a considerable amount of time and energy dispersing 
information about Kansas rarites over the years, I'll admit that I'm sometimes 
rather annoyed by folks who don't feel the need to share with the entire 
birding community. I'm not necessarily complaining, just making a friendly 
observation. 

> 
> Anyway, I encourage everyone to keep up their subscription to KSBIRD and let 
us know what you are seeing. 

> 
> I'll end with a question: Are birders using Twitter on a state-by-state basis 
to report rarities? 

> 
> Scott Seltman
> Larned, Kansas 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Pete Janzen 

> Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:30 AM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Splintered birding information
> 
> Here is a link to a listserv
> http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=726174&MLID=CA11&MLNM=CA%20-%20San%
> 20Diego%20Region%20Birding
> that is a long way from Kansas but the points the author makes are valid, 
especially the comment at the end "an unfortunate trend which further splinters 
birding information into more and more subsets". Mr. 

> Lehman is among the most articulate and authoritative birders in the 
> US.   I've been supportive of e-bird, the listserv, the Facebook group, 
> the regional reporters for North American birds, the CBC, the BBS, and sounds 
like KBBAT is maybe going to fire up again in a few years. 

> Splintered information is certainly an appropriate term. Even the whole 
Facebook situation with regard to Kansas birding information has become 
splintered with various new Facebook groups being formed because of ruffled 
feelings and minor spats. There isn't anything to be done about it really, but 
this is reality today with regard to birding information...splintered. 

> --
> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe myself 
in one word, it would be "can't follow directions" 

> 
> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to 
http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html 

> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
> To contact a listowner, send a message to 
mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu 

> 
> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
> http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
> To contact a listowner, send a message to
> mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
> 

For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
To contact a listowner, send a message to
mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
From: Chuck Otte <cotte AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:08:58 -0500
I'm not going to get very indepth with this current discussion but feel 
obligated to mention a couple of things. It is a far more complex situation 
than many folks know.

At the bottom of this message, at the bottom of every KSBIRD- message is a 
web link to the KSBIRD-L guidelines. At the start of that page it lists who the 

active listowners are. Gerry Reeck and I started the list in March of 1996. 
While Gerry is still an active listowner, most of the administrative items are 
done by Dave Rintoul and myself.

As far as being an ongoing source of information I don't have much faith in 
anything other than this list and eBird. The ability to go back and find/search 

for information is very important. How many times have you tried to go back 
to Facebook and refind a post from 5 hours ago without success if you don't 
remember who posted it. Yup, its a great venue for instant information and it 
lasts for about an instant!

We don't allow files on the listserv for several reasons. One is to reduce the 
risk of malware being distributed (for that same reason there are message 
length limits on KSBIRD-L). Secondly is to keep the size of the archives as 
small as possible. All the messages that have been posted from the very 
start are searchable. K-State allows us to keep all the archives out there 
because they are used regularly by people (researchers and the general 
public) to find information posted in the past. 

KSBIRD-L is independent of any organization. It exists because Gerry, Dave 
and I wanted to replicate on a state wide basis what had started happening 
with lists like BirdChat in the early 1990s on a nationwide/worldwide basis. 
We exist through the generousity of Kansas State University which is why we 
also have some the guidelines that we do. This is a valuable resource and a 
wealth of data for researchers. We don't want to be kicked out and have to 
go looking for a new home, which would probably cost us real dollars in the 
end.

As to the concerns that it's confusing and hard to figure out - everyone is 
comfortable with different things when it comes to technology. We have an 
active membership (meaning that they aren't on digest or nomail) of 641 with 
total subscribed addresses of around 735. 

The splintered birding information situation is not going to get better, it's 
only 

going to get worse. In an effort to have something for everyone, social media 
is dividing the population as much as uniting. We went from not knowing 
about a rare bird until months or a year later, to knowing within a day or two 
(telephone RBAs) to knowing within an hour or two (listserv) to being able to 
know within seconds (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.) I'm honestly waiting for 
someone to digiscopeSkype me a live feed of a rare bird being seen through 
a spotting scope with a cell phone held up to the eyepiece. But is that 
countable?

Sue mentioned the problem that this list has with AOL addresses. The 
problem isn't with this list, it's with Yahoo and AOL adotping an inane email 
protocol that precludes their members from sending messages to the tens of  
thousands of ListServ based lists that exist.

If you have a cell phone and it has a different email address than what you 
are subscribed to the list with, I can easily set up a second account with that 

email address. I can then set it to NOMAIL so that you don't get double 
messages, but you can post to the list from it. Just remember that whatever 
you are posting from, you need to include your name and geographical home 
location in the body of the message (use a signature block - every phone lets 
you do that!)

If you have questions about any of this stuff, drop me a note!

Chuck


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Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
From: Andrew Burnett <aburnett AT MAGNUMSYSTEMS.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:23:24 +0000
I am reluctant to share my thoughts here but I think it's something that merits 
discussion. At 38 I am firmly in middle age realm. The beauty of these newer 
technologies is that they are very flexible and can be manipulated. As a child 
of the late 80's, early 90's I "grew up" with e-mail being the newest and 
latest way to communicate. That quickly evolved to message forums, to current 
social media. When I first went from casual to more serious birding I was very 
reluctant to join this list due to its limitations from what I was used to on 
social media & message boards. Discussions are hard to follow, media is 
difficult to share. Other non-birding groups have solved these issues by using 
programs to cross post info across platforms, essentially spreading the same 
message. Maybe that is something that should be investigated. The downside is 
you fracture your response, but you don't leave out a particular group. As a 
new, disconnected birder, this list was hard to fin! 

 d and even harder for a non-listserv person like me to grasp. Maybe that is a 
good thing as people generally won't join on a whim and you in a way restrict 
access to those really committed to the craft. The downside is outreach and 
recruitment suffer. 


Over time I have realized that the people make the media not the other way and 
the list has greatly enhanced my birding experience. From my work in other 
areas I am continually surprised by the under 30 disdain for e-mail. I am 
generalizing but, quite frankly they don't like it and only use it if required. 
I am unsure who the "owners" of the list are, but it is likely going to 
eventually require branching out to remain relevant or other modes will simply 
replace it.. much like the original transition from phone to e-mail. The 
unaffiliated "Kansas Birding" facebook page has shown that engagement and 
learning can take place quickly and it is important to maintain that sphere of 
influence. Don't take this as some sort of rant against the list.. it's not.. 
more of a thought train related to splintering and why it may be occurring and 
how to tackle it. 


Andrew Burnett
Neosho Co

-----Original Message-----
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Scott Seltman 

Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 3:21 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Splintered birding information

Oh, this thread is pretty old, but I thought I'd make a short comment.

When I started birding in the late 1970s it was essentially impossible to get 
current birding reports here in Kansas. Great birds weren't just heard about 
too late to chase, but often you would read about them maybe a year later when 
the record appeared in the KOS newsletter or American Birds! The KOS 
Rare-Bird-Alert, which I helped create in the mid-1980s and then operated for 
about 10 years beginning in 1990, was the first statewide attempt to keep 
everyone as informed as possible regarding the whereabouts of current rarities. 
The KSBIRD-L listserv gradually took over the role of RBA for the state and in 
my opinion has served us very well. 


I agree with Pete that the 'splintering' of info these last several years is 
worrisome. Private Facebook groups, e-Bird, etc. are great but I still think 
that the KSBIRD listserv remains the best and most egalitarian place for 
serious birders to tell everyone what they're seeing in a timely manner. 

As a person who has spent a considerable amount of time and energy dispersing 
information about Kansas rarites over the years, I'll admit that I'm sometimes 
rather annoyed by folks who don't feel the need to share with the entire 
birding community. I'm not necessarily complaining, just making a friendly 
observation. 


Anyway, I encourage everyone to keep up their subscription to KSBIRD and let us 
know what you are seeing. 


I'll end with a question: Are birders using Twitter on a state-by-state basis 
to report rarities? 


Scott Seltman
Larned, Kansas 

     
-----Original Message-----
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Pete Janzen 

Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:30 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Splintered birding information

Here is a link to a listserv
http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=726174&MLID=CA11&MLNM=CA%20-%20San%
20Diego%20Region%20Birding
that is a long way from Kansas but the points the author makes are valid, 
especially the comment at the end "an unfortunate trend which further splinters 
birding information into more and more subsets". Mr. 

Lehman is among the most articulate and authoritative birders in the 
US.   I've been supportive of e-bird, the listserv, the Facebook group, 
the regional reporters for North American birds, the CBC, the BBS, and sounds 
like KBBAT is maybe going to fire up again in a few years. 

Splintered information is certainly an appropriate term. Even the whole 
Facebook situation with regard to Kansas birding information has become 
splintered with various new Facebook groups being formed because of ruffled 
feelings and minor spats. There isn't anything to be done about it really, but 
this is reality today with regard to birding information...splintered. 

--
Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe myself 
in one word, it would be "can't follow directions" 


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Subject: ABA On Line Photo Quiz
From: Chuck Otte <cotte AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:16:08 -0500
Ted Floyd shared the following with me yesterday and I thought others would 
enjoy seeing it as the photos were taken in Kansas.

http://blog.aba.org/2014/07/happy-paris-day-lets-have-a-photo-quiz.html

Look closely and good luck!!

Chuck

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Subject: Re: Article in Ark. Birds
From: Henry and Debby Armknecht <armknecht AT RURALTEL.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:28:01 -0500
That is amazing.  I had no idea!

Henry A
Osborne

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Groeneweg" 
Subject: Re: Article in Ark. Birds


Here's the link:


http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=733409&MLID=AR&MLNM=Arkansas

Kevin Groeneweg
Wichita



On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:24 AM, Mick McHugh  wrote:



Birders,
  Absolutely fascinating article on the Ark. bird listserve about Shrikes by 
Joe Neal, See
"Shrike Hung"
Mick McHugh
Kansas City 

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Subject: Re: Old RBA numbers
From: Scott Seltman <sselt AT GBTA.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:25:35 -0500
I'm sure no one called the original RBA # more often than I did, but the number 
was so similar to another one in my mental rolodex that I had to look it up 
again. Marvin Schwilling ran the KOS Rare-Bird-Alert from his home in Emporia 
from about June 1984 up until Febuary 1990. The number was 316-343-7061. 
Emporia's area code is now 620. 


 

I took over the RBA on 4 February 1990 and ran it from our home south of 
Nekoma. The original number was 913-329-4499, but soon the 329 prefix was 
eliminated and it became 913-372-5499. Not long after that the powers-that-be 
added two new area codes to Kansas and the number became 785-372-5499. 


 

I can't recall exactly when Gene Young took over the KS RBA, but I do know that 
use of it began to drop off soon after the creation of the online discussion 
group KSBIRD in mid-1996. By the time I bought my first modem-equipped PC in 
October 1997, many others were already getting their bird news online. 


 

The parade of new technology has been exciting to watch! Remember when we used 
to race home and log on to the net to post our rare bird sightings? I wonder 
who was the first Kansas birder to post a message to the list from their phone? 


 

Scott Seltman

Larned Kansas

 

From: Brandon Magette [mailto:averbirder AT gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 4:11 PM
To: Scott Seltman
Cc: KSBIRD-L AT listserv.ksu.edu
Subject: Re: Splintered birding information

 

How about a trivia question... 

What was the telephone number of the answering machine version of the KS RBA? 

Brandon Magette of St Marys KS
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Subject: Humboldt BBS
From: Dave and Marie Plinsky <dmplinsky AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 20:30:20 -0500
Carolyn Schwab and I did the Humboldt BBS on June 26.  Our new to the list
was a red-shouldered hawk.
This the second time we have done this route.

Marie Plinsky
Topeka

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Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 18:46:16 -0500
Marvin Schwilling ran the bird alert for a while, too . . .

sebastianpatti AT hotmail.com 
Sebastian T. Patti 
(Lincoln Park) 
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354 
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o) 773/248-0570 (h) 
CELL: 773/304-7488
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> Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:13:52 +0000
> From: EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU
> Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> 
> There were a couple, Scott Seltman had one and I did one after him! That's at 
least two! 

> 
> Gene
> AC KS
> NOC OK
> 
> Gene Young Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Jul 9, 2014, at 4:22 PM, "Brandon Magette"  wrote:
> > 
> > How about a trivia question...
> > 
> > What was the telephone number of the answering machine version of the KS
> > RBA?
> > 
> > Brandon Magette of St Marys KS
> > currently mobile at 785-844-0139
> >> On Jul 9, 2014 3:24 PM, "Scott Seltman"  wrote:
> >> 
> >> Oh, this thread is pretty old, but I thought I'd make a short comment.
> >> 
> >> When I started birding in the late 1970s it was essentially impossible to
> >> get current birding reports here in Kansas. Great birds weren't just heard
> >> about too late to chase, but often you would read about them maybe a year
> >> later when the record appeared in the KOS newsletter or American Birds!
> >> The
> >> KOS Rare-Bird-Alert, which I helped create in the mid-1980s and then
> >> operated for about 10 years beginning in 1990, was the first statewide
> >> attempt to keep everyone as informed as possible regarding the whereabouts
> >> of current rarities. The KSBIRD-L listserv gradually took over the role of 

> >> RBA for the state and in my opinion has served us very well.
> >> 
> >> I agree with Pete that the 'splintering' of info these last several years
> >> is
> >> worrisome.  Private Facebook groups, e-Bird, etc. are great but I still
> >> think that the KSBIRD listserv remains the best and most egalitarian place
> >> for serious birders to tell everyone what they're seeing in a timely
> >> manner.
> >> As a person who has spent a considerable amount of time and energy
> >> dispersing information about Kansas rarites over the years, I'll admit 
that 

> >> I'm sometimes rather annoyed by folks who don't feel the need to share 
with 

> >> the entire birding community. I'm not necessarily complaining, just making 

> >> a friendly observation.
> >> 
> >> Anyway, I encourage everyone to keep up their subscription to KSBIRD and
> >> let
> >> us know what you are seeing.
> >> 
> >> I'll end with a question:  Are birders using Twitter on a state-by-state
> >> basis to report rarities?
> >> 
> >> Scott Seltman
> >> Larned, Kansas
> >> 
> >> 
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU]
> >> On
> >> Behalf Of Pete Janzen
> >> Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:30 AM
> >> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> >> Subject: Splintered birding information
> >> 
> >> Here is a link to a listserv
> >> 
> >> 
http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=726174&MLID=CA11&MLNM=CA%20-%20San% 

> >> 20Diego%20Region%20Birding
> >> that is a long way from Kansas but the points the author makes are valid,
> >> especially the comment at the end  "an unfortunate trend which further
> >> splinters birding information into more and more subsets".  Mr.
> >> Lehman is among the most articulate and authoritative birders in the
> >> US.   I've been supportive of e-bird, the listserv, the Facebook group,
> >> the regional reporters for North American birds, the CBC, the BBS, and
> >> sounds like KBBAT is maybe going to fire up again in a few years.
> >> Splintered information is certainly an appropriate term.  Even the whole
> >> Facebook situation with regard to Kansas birding information has become
> >> splintered with various new Facebook groups being formed because of 
ruffled 

> >> feelings and minor spats. There isn't anything to be done about it really, 

> >> but this is reality today with regard to birding information...splintered.
> >> --
> >> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe
> >> myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions"
> >> 
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> >> http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
> >> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> >> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
> >> To contact a listowner, send a message to
> >> mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
> >> 
> > 
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> > http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
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> > http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
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Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:13:52 +0000
There were a couple, Scott Seltman had one and I did one after him! That's at 
least two! 


Gene
AC KS
NOC OK

Gene Young Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 9, 2014, at 4:22 PM, "Brandon Magette"  wrote:
> 
> How about a trivia question...
> 
> What was the telephone number of the answering machine version of the KS
> RBA?
> 
> Brandon Magette of St Marys KS
> currently mobile at 785-844-0139
>> On Jul 9, 2014 3:24 PM, "Scott Seltman"  wrote:
>> 
>> Oh, this thread is pretty old, but I thought I'd make a short comment.
>> 
>> When I started birding in the late 1970s it was essentially impossible to
>> get current birding reports here in Kansas. Great birds weren't just heard
>> about too late to chase, but often you would read about them maybe a year
>> later when the record appeared in the KOS newsletter or American Birds!
>> The
>> KOS Rare-Bird-Alert, which I helped create in the mid-1980s and then
>> operated for about 10 years beginning in 1990, was the first statewide
>> attempt to keep everyone as informed as possible regarding the whereabouts
>> of current rarities.  The KSBIRD-L listserv gradually took over the role of
>> RBA for the state and in my opinion has served us very well.
>> 
>> I agree with Pete that the 'splintering' of info these last several years
>> is
>> worrisome.  Private Facebook groups, e-Bird, etc. are great but I still
>> think that the KSBIRD listserv remains the best and most egalitarian place
>> for serious birders to tell everyone what they're seeing in a timely
>> manner.
>> As a person who has spent a considerable amount of time and energy
>> dispersing information about Kansas rarites over the years, I'll admit that
>> I'm sometimes rather annoyed by folks who don't feel the need to share with
>> the entire birding community.  I'm not necessarily complaining, just making
>> a friendly observation.
>> 
>> Anyway, I encourage everyone to keep up their subscription to KSBIRD and
>> let
>> us know what you are seeing.
>> 
>> I'll end with a question:  Are birders using Twitter on a state-by-state
>> basis to report rarities?
>> 
>> Scott Seltman
>> Larned, Kansas
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU]
>> On
>> Behalf Of Pete Janzen
>> Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:30 AM
>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
>> Subject: Splintered birding information
>> 
>> Here is a link to a listserv
>> 
>> http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=726174&MLID=CA11&MLNM=CA%20-%20San%
>> 20Diego%20Region%20Birding
>> that is a long way from Kansas but the points the author makes are valid,
>> especially the comment at the end  "an unfortunate trend which further
>> splinters birding information into more and more subsets".  Mr.
>> Lehman is among the most articulate and authoritative birders in the
>> US.   I've been supportive of e-bird, the listserv, the Facebook group,
>> the regional reporters for North American birds, the CBC, the BBS, and
>> sounds like KBBAT is maybe going to fire up again in a few years.
>> Splintered information is certainly an appropriate term.  Even the whole
>> Facebook situation with regard to Kansas birding information has become
>> splintered with various new Facebook groups being formed because of ruffled
>> feelings and minor spats.  There isn't anything to be done about it really,
>> but this is reality today with regard to birding information...splintered.
>> --
>> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe
>> myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions"
>> 
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>> http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
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>> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
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>> mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
>> 
> 
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Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
From: Sue Newland <newlandsue60 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:51:16 -0500
Yes this thread is old, but having been in a party that found a rare 
bird this year, I decided to chime in to the conversation. Our group 
found the Wood Stork in June at Marais des Cygnes. We reported it to 
eBird, the KSBird list, the Kansas Birding facebook page and the Topeka 
Audubon Society facebook page.

Here are my thoughts on doing this. First, our group is with TAS so it 
was natural to post photos at our group facebook page. The posting to 
eBird was first because I did not have my phone set up to post to KSBird 
list and the person who was trying to do so failed because of having an 
AOL email account. The KSBird list has had some problems this year for 
people with certain kinds of email accounts. Also this list does not 
allow photos. I can't tell you how many people wrote directly to me 
asking for photos, including the Kansas Birding Committee who wanted 
proof for a rare bird find. We also posted on the Kansas Birding 
facebook page because you can put photos there and it has a wider 
audience than the TAS page, so I was then able to point people to that 
facebook page for the photos. Some people did not have facebook accounts 
so I still wound up sending photos out to individuals, and finally a 
group, that had asked for them.

It was very little trouble to post to all four of these places, and so 
many people wound up getting to see the stork this year. It seems there 
are good reasons to use them all in cases where there is a sighting that 
is different from the normal. So I would encourage others to investigate 
these possibilities. Please post your sightings some place so others can 
enjoy the same finds. If you have photos you want to share, check out 
some of the birding facebook options. Many local Audubon groups have 
their own, and lots of information and photos get passed along on the 
Kansas Birding page. It is easy to sign up for a facebook account. You 
don't have to use it for anything other than the ability to join other 
groups, like the Kansas Birding facebook page, so it takes as little 
time as you want it to.

Thanks for listening,
Sue Newland
Wakarusa (Topeka Audubon Society)

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Subject: Random birds.
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:21:49 -0500
Today while at the Jeff Energy Center an Osprey flew overhead while we
crossed the dam of the smaller lake.  Brandon M.,  do you see them regularly
in the summer at Jeffrey?

 

Saw the common terns at the big lake.

 

Yesterday I found a baby bird on the ground in Wabaunsee county.  It was out
in the open so I moved it to some cover.  Then I heard a cuckoo.  Decided to
look at the baby bird again and move it again.  This time I looked at the
bill (it was curved) and the legs were blue.  This time I moved it into a
tree.  Sort of cool.

 

About a week ago, I scared up a woodcock on the trail at Banner in Jackson
County.

 

Jeff Hansen

topeka


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Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:10:30 -0500
How about a trivia question...

What was the telephone number of the answering machine version of the KS
RBA?

Brandon Magette of St Marys KS
currently mobile at 785-844-0139
On Jul 9, 2014 3:24 PM, "Scott Seltman"  wrote:

> Oh, this thread is pretty old, but I thought I'd make a short comment.
>
> When I started birding in the late 1970s it was essentially impossible to
> get current birding reports here in Kansas. Great birds weren't just heard
> about too late to chase, but often you would read about them maybe a year
> later when the record appeared in the KOS newsletter or American Birds!
>  The
> KOS Rare-Bird-Alert, which I helped create in the mid-1980s and then
> operated for about 10 years beginning in 1990, was the first statewide
> attempt to keep everyone as informed as possible regarding the whereabouts
> of current rarities.  The KSBIRD-L listserv gradually took over the role of
> RBA for the state and in my opinion has served us very well.
>
> I agree with Pete that the 'splintering' of info these last several years
> is
> worrisome.  Private Facebook groups, e-Bird, etc. are great but I still
> think that the KSBIRD listserv remains the best and most egalitarian place
> for serious birders to tell everyone what they're seeing in a timely
> manner.
> As a person who has spent a considerable amount of time and energy
> dispersing information about Kansas rarites over the years, I'll admit that
> I'm sometimes rather annoyed by folks who don't feel the need to share with
> the entire birding community.  I'm not necessarily complaining, just making
> a friendly observation.
>
> Anyway, I encourage everyone to keep up their subscription to KSBIRD and
> let
> us know what you are seeing.
>
> I'll end with a question:  Are birders using Twitter on a state-by-state
> basis to report rarities?
>
> Scott Seltman
> Larned, Kansas
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU]
> On
> Behalf Of Pete Janzen
> Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:30 AM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Splintered birding information
>
> Here is a link to a listserv
>
> http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=726174&MLID=CA11&MLNM=CA%20-%20San%
> 20Diego%20Region%20Birding
> that is a long way from Kansas but the points the author makes are valid,
> especially the comment at the end  "an unfortunate trend which further
> splinters birding information into more and more subsets".  Mr.
> Lehman is among the most articulate and authoritative birders in the
> US.   I've been supportive of e-bird, the listserv, the Facebook group,
> the regional reporters for North American birds, the CBC, the BBS, and
> sounds like KBBAT is maybe going to fire up again in a few years.
> Splintered information is certainly an appropriate term.  Even the whole
> Facebook situation with regard to Kansas birding information has become
> splintered with various new Facebook groups being formed because of ruffled
> feelings and minor spats.  There isn't anything to be done about it really,
> but this is reality today with regard to birding information...splintered.
> --
> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe
> myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions"
>
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Subject: Re: Splintered birding information
From: Scott Seltman <sselt AT GBTA.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:20:38 -0500
Oh, this thread is pretty old, but I thought I'd make a short comment.

When I started birding in the late 1970s it was essentially impossible to
get current birding reports here in Kansas. Great birds weren't just heard
about too late to chase, but often you would read about them maybe a year
later when the record appeared in the KOS newsletter or American Birds!  The
KOS Rare-Bird-Alert, which I helped create in the mid-1980s and then
operated for about 10 years beginning in 1990, was the first statewide
attempt to keep everyone as informed as possible regarding the whereabouts
of current rarities.  The KSBIRD-L listserv gradually took over the role of
RBA for the state and in my opinion has served us very well.

I agree with Pete that the 'splintering' of info these last several years is
worrisome.  Private Facebook groups, e-Bird, etc. are great but I still
think that the KSBIRD listserv remains the best and most egalitarian place
for serious birders to tell everyone what they're seeing in a timely manner.
As a person who has spent a considerable amount of time and energy
dispersing information about Kansas rarites over the years, I'll admit that
I'm sometimes rather annoyed by folks who don't feel the need to share with
the entire birding community.  I'm not necessarily complaining, just making
a friendly observation.

Anyway, I encourage everyone to keep up their subscription to KSBIRD and let
us know what you are seeing.  

I'll end with a question:  Are birders using Twitter on a state-by-state
basis to report rarities?  

Scott Seltman
Larned, Kansas 

     
-----Original Message-----
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On
Behalf Of Pete Janzen
Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:30 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Splintered birding information

Here is a link to a listserv
http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=726174&MLID=CA11&MLNM=CA%20-%20San%
20Diego%20Region%20Birding
that is a long way from Kansas but the points the author makes are valid,
especially the comment at the end  "an unfortunate trend which further
splinters birding information into more and more subsets".  Mr. 
Lehman is among the most articulate and authoritative birders in the 
US.   I've been supportive of e-bird, the listserv, the Facebook group, 
the regional reporters for North American birds, the CBC, the BBS, and
sounds like KBBAT is maybe going to fire up again in a few years.  
Splintered information is certainly an appropriate term.  Even the whole
Facebook situation with regard to Kansas birding information has become
splintered with various new Facebook groups being formed because of ruffled
feelings and minor spats.  There isn't anything to be done about it really,
but this is reality today with regard to birding information...splintered.
--
Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe
myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions"

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Subject: Hodges BBS
From: Elmer Finck <efinck AT FHSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:45:32 -0500
LaVonne and I did the Hodges BBS count , which is in Edwards County, on 
July 5th.  We saw a Greater Roadrunner.  Edwards County is the farthest 
north we have every seen a roadrunner.  It was neat!!, 
Saludos y nos vemos ms tarde, EJF

Elmer J. Finck, Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS  67601-4099
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Subject: Western KS bbs's
From: Daniel Larson <birdkansa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:13:26 -0500
I picked up Ring-necked Pheasants on many stops on my BBS's. I did get to
so a whole family on one stop with many little ones. It had been a long
time since I have seen young pheasant.

I got good looks at a Say's Phoebe both at Sherman SFL and bbs stops.. Not
much fishing going on as it is dry. I talked to the caretaker. He said it
did have water this spring and had only recently dried up. He said in the
35 years he has been there it has only had water 2 or three times. Colorado
has to get good rains in order for it to fill up. He did see a pair of
Sandhill Cranes spend some time here this spring. I had the phoebe on at
least one of my bbs stops also. I had a Red-headed Woodpecker and American
Kestrel at the SFL or really WA. I started the Wallace bbs late on time
because of rain. The NW has been getting showers fairly often recently.

I did have infrequent Lark Buntings on several of my stops.

I added 2 new species to my Ruleton route.
Loggerhead Shrike
and Yellow-headed Blackbird.
I had 7 Yellow-headed Blackbird on one stop. I felt like the Loggerhead
Shrike probably bred there. But the Yellow-headed Blackbirds might have
wandered there.

I added Blue-winged Teal to my Wallace BBS. I also saw Blue-winged Teal at
the Playa. Doubt if the bred there but not sure.

I didn't see any corvids out there anywhere.

I didn't get any county over 75 but upped what had been slim numbers in
several counties.

Thanks
Dan Larson
Berryton KS

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Subject: Where are the magpies?
From: Dan Thalmann <editor AT BLUEVALLEY.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:14:25 -0500
Ive noticed a general decline in magpie numbers in Washington County over the 
last few years. In fact, I cant say Ive seen one in Washington County in at 
least 3-4 years minimum. Is it just my area or is anyone else noticing a 
population change? 


There also continues to be a general lack of Tree Swallows.

I have noticed an increase in Loggerhead Shrikes this year in particular. They 
seem to be everywhere in Washington County. 


-Dan

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President - Kansas Press Association
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