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Bridled Sparrow,©Sophie Webb

26 Feb Milford lake waterfowl survey [Calvin Wohler ]
25 Feb Salina vicinity today [Henry Armknecht ]
25 Feb Marquette WTP Greater Scaup [Henry Armknecht ]
24 Feb More Saw-whet thoughts [Brandon Magette ]
24 Feb tern Phoebe [Bob Broyles ]
24 Feb Saw-whets around Tuttle and Milford Reservoirs [Ted Cable ]
24 Feb Fwd: Saw-whets [Brandon Magette ]
23 Feb Re: Saw-whets [Pete Janzen ]
23 Feb Saw-whet Owls [Tom SHANE ]
23 Feb Quivira Waterfowl survey 23 February 2017 [Barry Jones ]
23 Feb Golden-crowned Sparrow in EW county continues [Dave Klema ]
23 Feb Possible Snowy Owl [Lloyd Davies ]
23 Feb Saw-whets [Chuck Otte ]
23 Feb Re: Saw-whet Owls [Edward Raynor ]
23 Feb Re: Saw-whet Owls [Edward Raynor ]
23 Feb Re: Saw-whet Owls [Laura Kirk ]
23 Feb Re: Whooping Cranes [coleen brown ]
23 Feb Cheyenne Bottoms Report [Curtis Wolf ]
23 Feb Re: Saw-whet Owls [Edward Raynor ]
23 Feb Re: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs [John Schukman ]
23 Feb Saw-whet Owls [Chuck Otte ]
23 Feb Fw: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs [Sebastian ]
23 Feb Re: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs [Jeff Keating ]
23 Feb No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs [Henry Armknecht ]
23 Feb Whooping Crane population growth (2006-2015) [Kenneth Kinman ]
23 Feb Re: Whooping Cranes [Sebastian ]
22 Feb Re: Whooping Cranes [andrew melnykovych ]
22 Feb Re: Whooping Cranes [G & J Fenton Friesen ]
22 Feb Quivira report 22 February 2017 [Barry Jones ]
20 Feb Wichita Audubon meeting tomorrow [Patricia Marlett ]
20 Feb No Sighting - Burroughs Audubon Society Event [Linda Williams ]
19 Feb flickers ["Nancy H. Clark" ]
18 Feb Snowy Owls (no sighting) [G & J Fenton Friesen ]
18 Feb Killdeer in Newton [G & J Fenton Friesen ]
18 Feb Re: Blackbird "Ribbons" [Brad Williamson ]
18 Feb Re: Blackbird "Ribbons" [David Starrett ]
17 Feb Re: Blackbird "Ribbons" [G & J Fenton Friesen ]
17 Feb Re: Blackbird "Ribbons" [EUGENE YOUNG ]
15 Feb Winter birds [Paul Griffin ]
15 Feb Re: Pileated woodpecker [Carla Trecek ]
14 Feb Re: Opportunity - Looking for programs [Christine Kline ]
14 Feb Opportunity - Looking for programs [Chuck Otte ]
14 Feb Re: Pileated woodpecker [coleen brown ]
14 Feb Morris County Short-eared Owls [Gary Haden ]
14 Feb Pileated woodpecker [Jane Liggett ]
13 Feb Re: Woodcocks at La Cygne WA (Miami Co.) [mbruce82769 ]
13 Feb Kansas Birding Big Year [mike rader ]
13 Feb No Sighting, Great Horned Owl Lecture, Springfield, MO, Thurs 2/16 [Mark Glenshaw ]
12 Feb Need Great Horned Owl nesting records from ....... [Chuck & Jaye Otte ]
12 Feb Northwest KS (mostly) [Jeff Calhoun ]
12 Feb Baker Wetlands Survey [Daniel Larson ]
12 Feb Central Kansas Trip Report 2/11/17 [Malcolm Gold ]
11 Feb Hairless Birds [Max Thompson ]
11 Feb Slate Creek Wetlands, Sumner County [Max Thompson ]
11 Feb Golden-Crowned Sparrow [redb819 ]
11 Feb Eastern Kansas birding Feb 8-9 [Pete Janzen ]
10 Feb Milford Lake waterfowl survey [Calvin Wohler ]
9 Feb Second Saturday Walk, Wichita [Cheryl Miller ]
8 Feb KOS Spring Meeting Registratioin now open! [Chuck & Jaye Otte ]
8 Feb Re: purple finches [Richard Tucker ]
8 Feb (FWD) February 2017 Update, Kansas County Listing [Chuck & Jaye Otte ]
6 Feb Golden-crowned Sparrow [Carolyn Schwab ]
5 Feb Re: Sandhill crane records? [coleen brown ]
4 Feb Re: Black-Crowned Night Herons in Wichita [G & J Fenton Friesen ]
3 Feb Re: Cheyenne Bottoms, etc. 2/3/17 [Sue Newland ]
4 Feb Cheyenne Bottoms, etc. 2/3/17 [mike rader ]
3 Feb Pott Co Short-eared Owl [Brandon Magette ]
3 Feb Re: Black-Crowned Night Herons in Wichita [Pete Janzen ]
3 Feb Project Feeder Watch [David Haight ]
3 Feb Snowy Owl? [G & J Fenton Friesen ]
3 Feb Re: Black-Crowned Night Herons in Wichita [Robert Penner ]
1 Feb Quivira Sandhill Cranes [Barry Jones ]
1 Feb Re: February Migration Report []
1 Feb Fwd: February Migration Report [Pete Janzen ]
30 Jan Brant at Cheyenne Bottoms [Robert Penner ]
3 Feb Re: Sandhill crane records? [Robert Penner ]

Subject: Milford lake waterfowl survey
From: Calvin Wohler <cwohler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:20:44 +0000
On 2-23-17 a KDWPT staff member and myself took a drive around Milford Lake to 
take a waterfowl survey. There were more species to count but not as many 
numbers. The count was as follows: 


Greater White-fronted Goose--110

Snow Goose--1,000

Cackling Goose--300

Canada Goose--164

American Wigeon--370

Mallard--820

Northern Shoveler--4

Northern Pintail--20

Green-winged Teal--80

Redhead--200

Common Goldeneye--30

Common Merganser--4

American Coot--100


I recorded 43 species of birds for myself that day. Some of the lesser common 
birds were: 


Ringed-necked Pheasant--1

Killdeer--2

Ringed-billed Gull--280

American White Pelican--220

Bald Eagle--26     They must of left fast when it warmed up.

Northern Harrier--4

Red Tailed Hawk--19

Great Horned Owl--2

Horned Lark--5

Harris's Sp.--4

White Crowned Sp.--20

Dark-eyed Junco--10

Red-winged Blackbird--70


Calvin Wohler

Clay Center, KS


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Subject: Salina vicinity today
From: Henry Armknecht <armknecht AT RURALTEL.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:48:48 -0600
My wife had a meeting in Salina today, so I took advantage to bird a little
in the area. Ottawa State Lake produced an apparent first county record
Hermit Thrush. Driving cross country from Salina to Marquette, I ran across
a mixed bluebird flock that contained at least 3 Mountain Bluebirds. They
were first sighted in Saline County just as I came to the McPherson County
line and flew into McPherson County were I was able to get good looks to
confirm at least 2 males and 1 female Mountain Bluebird. There were also at
least 5 Eastern Bluebirds. The rest of the flock flew off before I could see
them not back-lighted and get an ID.

 

Henry A.

 

Hays


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Subject: Marquette WTP Greater Scaup
From: Henry Armknecht <armknecht AT RURALTEL.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:53:58 -0600
There were at least two Greater Scaup at the Marquette WTP at dusk today.
This is apparently a new bird for McPherson County.

 

Henry A

 

Hays


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Subject: More Saw-whet thoughts
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:48:34 -0600
It was brought to my attention that eBird was probably not going to have
accurate data on Saw-whet sightings and that person was correct, I went
back and looked and there are almost no sightings of the bird at all in OK.
I was attempting to demonstrate that the birds were gone from there by now
and moving through Kansas as others had suggested but my surfing skills
failed the test.

If I remember correctly eBird does offer an option to hide reports so they
are probably getting some data but that doesn't do the rest of us any
good...

-- 
Brandon Magette
St Marys in Pottawatomie Co. KS
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Subject: tern Phoebe
From: Bob Broyles <Bbroyles AT BUTLERCC.EDU>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:56:04 -0600
Greetings...
 Had a FOS Eastern Phoebe serenading me while I worked in the garden on 
Wednesday, the 22nd. Rural Butler County near Towanda. Also FOS Killdear on 
Friday the 17th. 


Bob

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Subject: Saw-whets around Tuttle and Milford Reservoirs
From: Ted Cable <tcable AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:16:00 +0000
Back in 2013, I had a student helping me do a little census of Saw-whet Owls. 
On the first night he had them at two of five locations around Tuttle. Our 
batting average went down as we ended up with them at five locations out of 20 
sample sites around Tuttle and Milford. Still 25% was pretty exciting. Our 
report might have encouraged others to look and as I recall a total of 11 
calling birds were subsequently reported across Kansas that winter, including 
two or three at Milford in our study area heard by Chuck Otte (on Corps 
property) and Mike Rader (at Milford State Park). Apparently 11 is not a 
particularly high or unexpected number as the previous year the Missouri River 
Bird Observatory in Missouri had banded nine in one night and banded a total of 
40 for the winter at two sites near Marshall, MO. - Ted 



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Subject: Fwd: Saw-whets
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:30:43 -0600
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Brandon Magette 
Date: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: Saw-whets
To: Pete Janzen 


I did a little pokin' around eBird and from what I can see there are no
eBird sightings January thru March in Oklahoma but Kansas has several,
latest date being the 13th of March (any corrections to my amateur research
are welcome). FYI the next full moon is on March 12th...



On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:41 PM, Pete Janzen 
wrote:

> The potential Sedgwick Co. breeding record from Haysville was one of the
> more perplexing Sedgwick Co. bird records I encountered.  I spoke to at
> least four skilled birders who all could vividly recall seeing two
> Saw-whets "every night" throughout the summer of 1977 in Haysville but no
> photographs were taken and no one seemed to have any notes of any kind
> except for one August 8 date from Vannoy.
>
> There is no doubt that we miss a lot of them.  This past November Mia
> Revels and some of her students set up nets at one specific location in NE
> Oklahoma to see how many Saw-whets they would get. Over six weeks  they
> caught and banded over 20 of them.  At one fixed point within an hour or
> two of Kansas.  That is an amazing number that prompts the question of how
> far you could or should extrapolate those numbers.  She posted a lot of
> pictures of them getting banded on Facebook.  They are as cute as it gets,
> even when they are obviously quite annoyed.
>
> I can't remember the source for this statement, but I have been told
> somewhere along the line that they are most responsive to recorded call
> playback in February and March as they are northbound to the breeding
> grounds.  So well, about now.
>
>
> --
> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net
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-- 
Brandon Magette
St Marys in Pottawatomie Co. KS
mailto: averbirder AT gmail.com



-- 
Brandon Magette
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Subject: Re: Saw-whets
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:41:03 -0600
The potential Sedgwick Co. breeding record from Haysville was one of the 
more perplexing Sedgwick Co. bird records I encountered.  I spoke to at 
least four skilled birders who all could vividly recall seeing two 
Saw-whets "every night" throughout the summer of 1977 in Haysville but 
no photographs were taken and no one seemed to have any notes of any 
kind except for one August 8 date from Vannoy.

There is no doubt that we miss a lot of them.  This past November Mia 
Revels and some of her students set up nets at one specific location in 
NE Oklahoma to see how many Saw-whets they would get. Over six weeks  
they caught and banded over 20 of them.  At one fixed point within an 
hour or two of Kansas.  That is an amazing number that prompts the 
question of how far you could or should extrapolate those numbers.  She 
posted a lot of pictures of them getting banded on Facebook.  They are 
as cute as it gets, even when they are obviously quite annoyed.

I can't remember the source for this statement, but I have been told 
somewhere along the line that they are most responsive to recorded call 
playback in February and March as they are northbound to the breeding 
grounds.  So well, about now.


-- 
Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net

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Subject: Saw-whet Owls
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:13:14 +0000
My suggestion for locating Northern Saw-Whet Owls is to look for whitewash on 
lower limbs of cedars or pines. Indeed look to the top of those trees incase a 
Long-eared Owl is roosting, however you will most likely not see a Saw-Whet 
even if it is there. While on the 1993 Black Mesa, OK CBC Sara and I went up to 
a stand of pines on the Regnier Ranch which was along the Texakeet (the place 
must have a dozen different spellings). I was looking for Sapsucker wells on 
the Ponderosa trunks when I observed a pine bough moderately covered with 
whitewash. Looking up I immediately made eye contact with on of the tame little 
NSWOs. I now understand no one is allowed on the ranch these days. If you are 
one of the younger birders today, you missed one of the greatest birding spots 
on the High Plains of NA. There were a lot of great birds discovered there 
during the 20th Century, along with much birding and ornithological history. 
Doc Sutton's ashes are scattered up one of the side canyons. Reading stories 
about the NSWO banders certainly indicates the species is far more abundant 
than one assumes. One of Ken Seyffert's neighbors in the middle of Amarillo had 
a dog that brought two NSWOs to their back door in one week. However, if you 
are casually birding most of the time you are probably not going to encounter 
the species more than a couple times over a 50 year period, which is my 
experience. 

Tom Shane
Garden City

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Subject: Quivira Waterfowl survey 23 February 2017
From: Barry Jones <barjones78 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:46:16 -0600
Quivira refuge-wide waterfowl survey today, 23 February, produced some good 
numbers and diversity. I think the only regular duck species we missed was Wood 
Duck. Waterfowl list is below; full species list posted on Ebird: 

G. White-fronted Goose - 235
Light geese - 4,320
Cackling Goose - 2,426
Canada Goose - 45
Gadwall - 66
American Wigeon - 41
Mallard - 725
Blue-winged Teal - 2 (FOS, as far as we know)
Green-winged Teal - 592
Cinammon Teal - 3 (a pair still along NE 170th)
Northern Shoveler - 58
Northern Pintail - 1,045
Canvasback - 311 (most in Park Smith pond)
Redhead - 764
Ring-necked Duck - 67
Lesser Scaup - 37
Bufflehead - 179
Common Goldeneye - 140
Hooded Merganser - 31
Common Merganser - 10
Ruddy Duck - 350
unknown duck - 781
Ducks:  5,202
Geese:  10,066

Other birds of note: 6 Long-billed Dowitchers in Unit 26, about 20 Killdeer 
refuge-wide, one Lesser Yellowlegs flying over the Wildlife Drive, an estimated 
6,000+ Sandhill Cranes in Big Salt Marsh, and a total of 20 Tundra Swans. 


Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Subject: Golden-crowned Sparrow in EW county continues
From: Dave Klema <daklema1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:13:48 -0600
I was curious if the Golden-crowned Sparrow was still around. It was near the 
dirt pile by the farm this morning at about 8:45. 


Dave Klema
Wilson, KS

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Subject: Possible Snowy Owl
From: Lloyd Davies <ldavies AT GPCN.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:08:23 -0600
Received a copy of a picture of a white owl from Feb 15th in the trees on
the south side of the Cottonwood River bridge on the west side of Marion.
The girl who saw it said it looked like an owl and it certainly looks like
a snowy owl.  I'm waiting for the original picture.

Wanted to post in case anyone was out looking around in the area.

Lloyd Davies
Marion, Kansas

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Subject: Saw-whets
From: Chuck Otte <cotte AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:51:54 -0600
Check out Birds of Kansas for intriguing information as well as details of the 
one confirmed nesting record in Kansas.

Chuck

-----
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County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28         785-238-4161
Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
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Subject: Re: Saw-whet Owls
From: Edward Raynor <edwardraynor AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:31:58 -0600
I left out the kicker of that story: Within hours(maybe 4) of the discovery
and photo session the bird flew.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Edward Raynor 
wrote:

> CT, my home state, does not allow owl postings on the listserve. This
> includes all species but keep in mind that the number of birders in CT
> dwarf KS. An interesting story that I read on the MA list serve this
> winter: During one of the state's birding blitzes/bird-a-thons, an observer
> found a Boreal Owl in a lone conifer along the Cape Cod shore. Several
> other observers saw the bird and photographed it so intensely that it flew
> and was never observed again. That species is found in New England once or
> twice every decade...
>
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:23 AM, Laura Kirk 
> wrote:
>
>> Best chance during mating season - unmistakable call - I remember
>> thinking there was a truck backing up in the middle of the night near my
>> house ( I went outside to investigate), then very luckily it was easy to
>> spot and stayed around for a while. I struggled whether to post it because
>> I wanted it to stay and nest. This was in CT. where I lived in the woods.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Edward Raynor 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> They could probably be breeding in the state, too! Although Nebraska has
>>> native coniferous habitat (i.e. Pine Ridge (NW NE), Wildcat Hills (SW
>>> NE),
>>> and places along the Niobrara River valley (N NE), where they do breed
>>> (see
>>> links below), it wouldn't be that much of stretch for them breeding in
>>> remote, coniferous-infested regions in Kansas.
>>>
>>> Banding note:
>>> http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=21
>>> 13&context=nebbirdrev
>>>
>>> Nesting note:
>>> http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2016/04/getting-intimate
>>> -saw-whet-owls-nebraska/
>>>
>>> Nesting note:
>>> http://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/blog/2015/09/09/add-nebrask
>>> a-to-the-long-list-of-breeding-places-for-saw-whet-owls/
>>>
>>> Good owling,
>>> E.J.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Chuck Otte  wrote:
>>>
>>> > Very simple Jeff - they are easily overlooked. They are small,
>>> generally
>>> > solitary and do not always respond to recordings. Two things have to
>>> happen
>>> > - you either totally and completely by luck stumble on to one OR, you
>>> go
>>> > out
>>> > specifically looking for one in a systematic fashion. They are in
>>> Kansas
>>> > every
>>> > single winter - I have no doubt. But they are just too easily missed.
>>> >
>>> > To be right honest, when I do encounter them, I frequently do not
>>> report
>>> > them
>>> > as it often creates a stampede usually to the detriment of the owl's
>>> well
>>> > being.
>>> >
>>> > Chuck
>>> >
>>> > -----
>>> > Chuck Otte                      cotte AT ksu.edu
>>> > County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
>>> > Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28         785-238-4161
>>> > Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
>>> > http://www.geary.ksu.edu/
>>> >
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Edward J. Raynor
>>> Lincoln, NE
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>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Edward J. Raynor
> Lincoln, NE
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>



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Lincoln, NE
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Subject: Re: Saw-whet Owls
From: Edward Raynor <edwardraynor AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:29:47 -0600
CT, my home state, does not allow owl postings on the listserve. This
includes all species but keep in mind that the number of birders in CT
dwarf KS. An interesting story that I read on the MA list serve this
winter: During one of the state's birding blitzes/bird-a-thons, an observer
found a Boreal Owl in a lone conifer along the Cape Cod shore. Several
other observers saw the bird and photographed it so intensely that it flew
and was never observed again. That species is found in New England once or
twice every decade...

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:23 AM, Laura Kirk 
wrote:

> Best chance during mating season - unmistakable call - I remember thinking
> there was a truck backing up in the middle of the night near my house ( I
> went outside to investigate), then very luckily it was easy to spot and
> stayed around for a while. I struggled whether to post it because I wanted
> it to stay and nest. This was in CT. where I lived in the woods.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Edward Raynor 
> wrote:
>
>> They could probably be breeding in the state, too! Although Nebraska has
>> native coniferous habitat (i.e. Pine Ridge (NW NE), Wildcat Hills (SW NE),
>> and places along the Niobrara River valley (N NE), where they do breed
>> (see
>> links below), it wouldn't be that much of stretch for them breeding in
>> remote, coniferous-infested regions in Kansas.
>>
>> Banding note:
>> http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=21
>> 13&context=nebbirdrev
>>
>> Nesting note:
>> http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2016/04/getting-
>> intimate-saw-whet-owls-nebraska/
>>
>> Nesting note:
>> http://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/blog/2015/09/09/add-nebrask
>> a-to-the-long-list-of-breeding-places-for-saw-whet-owls/
>>
>> Good owling,
>> E.J.
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Chuck Otte  wrote:
>>
>> > Very simple Jeff - they are easily overlooked. They are small, generally
>> > solitary and do not always respond to recordings. Two things have to
>> happen
>> > - you either totally and completely by luck stumble on to one OR, you go
>> > out
>> > specifically looking for one in a systematic fashion. They are in Kansas
>> > every
>> > single winter - I have no doubt. But they are just too easily missed.
>> >
>> > To be right honest, when I do encounter them, I frequently do not report
>> > them
>> > as it often creates a stampede usually to the detriment of the owl's
>> well
>> > being.
>> >
>> > Chuck
>> >
>> > -----
>> > Chuck Otte                      cotte AT ksu.edu
>> > County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
>> > Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28         785-238-4161
>> > Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
>> > http://www.geary.ksu.edu/
>> >
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>> Lincoln, NE
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Subject: Re: Saw-whet Owls
From: Laura Kirk <lauraellenkirk AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:23:49 -0600
Best chance during mating season - unmistakable call - I remember thinking
there was a truck backing up in the middle of the night near my house ( I
went outside to investigate), then very luckily it was easy to spot and
stayed around for a while. I struggled whether to post it because I wanted
it to stay and nest. This was in CT. where I lived in the woods.



On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Edward Raynor 
wrote:

> They could probably be breeding in the state, too! Although Nebraska has
> native coniferous habitat (i.e. Pine Ridge (NW NE), Wildcat Hills (SW NE),
> and places along the Niobrara River valley (N NE), where they do breed (see
> links below), it wouldn't be that much of stretch for them breeding in
> remote, coniferous-infested regions in Kansas.
>
> Banding note:
> http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=
> 2113&context=nebbirdrev
>
> Nesting note:
> http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2016/04/getting-intimate-saw-whet-
> owls-nebraska/
>
> Nesting note:
> http://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/blog/2015/09/09/add-
> nebraska-to-the-long-list-of-breeding-places-for-saw-whet-owls/
>
> Good owling,
> E.J.
>
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Chuck Otte  wrote:
>
> > Very simple Jeff - they are easily overlooked. They are small, generally
> > solitary and do not always respond to recordings. Two things have to
> happen
> > - you either totally and completely by luck stumble on to one OR, you go
> > out
> > specifically looking for one in a systematic fashion. They are in Kansas
> > every
> > single winter - I have no doubt. But they are just too easily missed.
> >
> > To be right honest, when I do encounter them, I frequently do not report
> > them
> > as it often creates a stampede usually to the detriment of the owl's well
> > being.
> >
> > Chuck
> >
> > -----
> > Chuck Otte                      cotte AT ksu.edu
> > County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
> > Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28         785-238-4161
> > Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
> > http://www.geary.ksu.edu/
> >
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Subject: Re: Whooping Cranes
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:02:21 +0000
We saw 4 Snowy Owls in Kansas and 4 in Ne on our way to visit our sister a 
month ago! 8 white trash bags, that is! 😁 

Coleen Brown
Manhattan



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-------- Original message --------
From: Sebastian 
Date: 2/22/17 7:49 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Whooping Cranes

. . . then they're the Clorox bottles (without label) that persistently think 
that they're SNOWY OWLS!!! 



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________________________________
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas  on behalf of 
G & J Fenton Friesen  

Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:24 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Whooping Cranes

Donnie might feel good to know he has a lot of good company.  I once took a
load of folks to see a beautifully posed Great Horned Owl.  Ends up it was
a plastic one from Wal-mart.  I could have crawled in a hole.  And the
stories go on . . . . . . . .



Gregg Friesen
Newton, KS
friesen _ fenton AT  gmail .com


On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 2:20 PM, Curtis Wolf  wrote:

> Hello all.  After talking to Donnie K about the Whooping Crane report this
> morning, he and I both agree this was most probably a false report.  A
> group of snow goose hunters set up in a green wheat field, dressed in white
> jump suits for camouflage, proved to be pretty convincing whooping cranes
> when passing by on the Highway.
> Donnie felt bad and asked that I post a retraction so people from far away
> would not jump in their vehicles to chase.
> For all that know Don, his intentions were as genuine as he is!  It
> happens to the best of us.  How many Snowy Owls have turned out to be very
> convincing Walmart sacks?
> The whoopers will be here before we know it.  Stay tuned!
>
> Curtis Wolf
> Director, Ks Wetlands Education Center
> Cheyenne Bottoms
> Fort Hays State University
> 877-243-9268
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU]
> On Behalf Of dlknktk AT COX.NET
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Whooping Cranes
>
> Had 5 or 6 Whoopers approx. 1 mile east of the Kansas Wetlands Education
> Center this morning about 9:30.    They were with a small group of Snow
> Geese in a wheat field on the south side of the road.  Quite a huge
> contrast between the Cranes and Geese!  They literally stood out like a
> sore thumb!!  We were unable to stop due to outstanding obligations at
> home.,Donnie & Kathy Kazmaier                  Larned
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Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms Report
From: Curtis Wolf <cjwolf AT FHSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:12 +0000
Karl Grover called this morning (Feb. 23) to report 4 Swans in Pool 3a near the 
Redwing road. 


I also drove through Cheyenne Bottoms last evening (Feb. 22). What a gorgeous 
evening. 


I didn't have anything too spectacular, but duck numbers and diversity are 
impressive-Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Shoveler, Pintail, Green-winged Teal, 
Redhead, Ring-necked, Lesser Scaup, and Bufflehead. Mallards, Pintails, 
Gadwall, Wigeon, and Redheads are probably the most abundant, but I saw 
multiples of all of the species listed. The bulk of the ducks are in Pools 4a 
and 4b along with several 100 Coots. Light geese numbers are also impressive, 
but seem to have declined a bit in the last 48 hours, but I estimated at least 
30-40,000 last evening in several Pools. Most afternoons there is a large 
congregation of light geese in Pool 1A. There have been 150-200 pelicans 
hanging out in Pool 1C and/or 1B. Another group of 100+ were in Pool 5 last 
evening. Good number of gulls, mostly Ring-billed as far as I could tell. The 
gulls are liking the "north hub" near the vault toilet where KDWPT is currently 
pumping water from Pool 4a back into the storage pools. There were a few groups 
of Sandhill cranes flying low in the air over Pool 5. I have not seen any 
Sandhills on the ground around the Bottoms, but I assume some are 
roosting/feeding in the area, but not nearly the numbers being seen at Quivira. 
And, the murmurations of blackbirds in the evenings are still pretty awesome 
with 10's to 100's of thousands of blackbirds roosting in the cattails. Many 
males are displaying and setting up territories. 


Several Killdeer were flying around the KWEC yesterday afternoon as well. I 
could have sworn I saw a yellowlegs dip down into the marsh behind the KWEC 
yesterday afternoon as well, but I never got a good look. 


I hope everyone can get out and enjoy the changing seasons.

Curtis Wolf
Director, Ks Wetlands Education Center
Cheyenne Bottoms
Fort Hays State University
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Subject: Re: Saw-whet Owls
From: Edward Raynor <edwardraynor AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:37:14 -0600
They could probably be breeding in the state, too! Although Nebraska has
native coniferous habitat (i.e. Pine Ridge (NW NE), Wildcat Hills (SW NE),
and places along the Niobrara River valley (N NE), where they do breed (see
links below), it wouldn't be that much of stretch for them breeding in
remote, coniferous-infested regions in Kansas.

Banding note:

http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2113&context=nebbirdrev 


Nesting note:

http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2016/04/getting-intimate-saw-whet-owls-nebraska/ 


Nesting note:

http://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/blog/2015/09/09/add-nebraska-to-the-long-list-of-breeding-places-for-saw-whet-owls/ 


Good owling,
E.J.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Chuck Otte  wrote:

> Very simple Jeff - they are easily overlooked. They are small, generally
> solitary and do not always respond to recordings. Two things have to happen
> - you either totally and completely by luck stumble on to one OR, you go
> out
> specifically looking for one in a systematic fashion. They are in Kansas
> every
> single winter - I have no doubt. But they are just too easily missed.
>
> To be right honest, when I do encounter them, I frequently do not report
> them
> as it often creates a stampede usually to the detriment of the owl's well
> being.
>
> Chuck
>
> -----
> Chuck Otte                      cotte AT ksu.edu
> County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
> Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28         785-238-4161
> Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
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Subject: Re: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs
From: John Schukman <schuksaya AT KC.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:19:07 -0600
Probable breeding is about 90 miles from nw KS border per 2nd Breeding Birds
of Nebraska.

John Schukman
LV Co.

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Behalf Of Sebastian
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:22 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Fw: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs

  . . . how 'bout breeding??


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From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas  on behalf
of Jeff Keating 
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:56 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs

I am very intrigued by Henry's saw-whet owl story, and have often wondered
why sightings for this species seem so rare. As birders, are we not looking
for it, not recognizing it when we encounter it, or is the saw-whet owl
extremely rare in Kansas? My experience with this bird is limited, to two
encounters in consecutive years circa 1990 in Geary County. It is such a
cute owl, and fairly tame (as Henry alludes), I would think it would be
reported more frequently.

Jeff Keating
Geary County

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Henry Armknecht 
wrote:

> I went to Cedar Bluffs this evening hoping for a stray Woodcock, but 
> didn't see or hear one.  I did hear a lot of owls.  They were mostly 
> Great Horned, but I heard probably at least three Long-eared Owls and 
> various calls that I was unable to pin down to a species.
>
> I also had a bird come quickly to a Saw-whet call. I only saw that it 
> was very small as it landed in a cedar right in front of me.  A little 
> later, I saw a silhouetted bird that seemed like a very tiny owl fly 
> across the road in the same place.
>
> Glassing the lake earlier, birds were scarce.  I saw three Bald Eagles 
> and three Red-breasted Mergansers.
>
> On the south side of the lake, I saw quite a few Mountain Bluebirds 
> scattered along the roads.
>
> Henry A
> Hays
>
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Subject: Saw-whet Owls
From: Chuck Otte <cotte AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:24:41 -0600
Very simple Jeff - they are easily overlooked. They are small, generally 
solitary and do not always respond to recordings. Two things have to happen 
- you either totally and completely by luck stumble on to one OR, you go out 
specifically looking for one in a systematic fashion. They are in Kansas every 
single winter - I have no doubt. But they are just too easily missed.

To be right honest, when I do encounter them, I frequently do not report them 
as it often creates a stampede usually to the detriment of the owl's well 
being.

Chuck

-----
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Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
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Subject: Fw: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:22:26 +0000
  . . . how 'bout breeding??


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________________________________
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas  on behalf of 
Jeff Keating  

Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:56 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs

I am very intrigued by Henry's saw-whet owl story, and have often wondered
why sightings for this species seem so rare. As birders, are we not looking
for it, not recognizing it when we encounter it, or is the saw-whet owl
extremely rare in Kansas? My experience with this bird is limited, to two
encounters in consecutive years circa 1990 in Geary County. It is such a
cute owl, and fairly tame (as Henry alludes), I would think it would be
reported more frequently.

Jeff Keating
Geary County

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Henry Armknecht 
wrote:

> I went to Cedar Bluffs this evening hoping for a stray Woodcock, but
> didn't see or hear one.  I did hear a lot of owls.  They were mostly Great
> Horned, but I heard probably at least three Long-eared Owls and various
> calls that I was unable to pin down to a species.
>
> I also had a bird come quickly to a Saw-whet call. I only saw that it was
> very small as it landed in a cedar right in front of me.  A little later, I
> saw a silhouetted bird that seemed like a very tiny owl fly across the road
> in the same place.
>
> Glassing the lake earlier, birds were scarce.  I saw three Bald Eagles and
> three Red-breasted Mergansers.
>
> On the south side of the lake, I saw quite a few Mountain Bluebirds
> scattered along the roads.
>
> Henry A
> Hays
>
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Subject: Re: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs
From: Jeff Keating <jffkeats AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:56:22 -0600
I am very intrigued by Henry's saw-whet owl story, and have often wondered
why sightings for this species seem so rare. As birders, are we not looking
for it, not recognizing it when we encounter it, or is the saw-whet owl
extremely rare in Kansas? My experience with this bird is limited, to two
encounters in consecutive years circa 1990 in Geary County. It is such a
cute owl, and fairly tame (as Henry alludes), I would think it would be
reported more frequently.

Jeff Keating
Geary County

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Henry Armknecht 
wrote:

> I went to Cedar Bluffs this evening hoping for a stray Woodcock, but
> didn't see or hear one.  I did hear a lot of owls.  They were mostly Great
> Horned, but I heard probably at least three Long-eared Owls and various
> calls that I was unable to pin down to a species.
>
> I also had a bird come quickly to a Saw-whet call. I only saw that it was
> very small as it landed in a cedar right in front of me.  A little later, I
> saw a silhouetted bird that seemed like a very tiny owl fly across the road
> in the same place.
>
> Glassing the lake earlier, birds were scarce.  I saw three Bald Eagles and
> three Red-breasted Mergansers.
>
> On the south side of the lake, I saw quite a few Mountain Bluebirds
> scattered along the roads.
>
> Henry A
> Hays
>
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Subject: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs
From: Henry Armknecht <whatabirder AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:11:41 +0000
I went to Cedar Bluffs this evening hoping for a stray Woodcock, but didn't see 
or hear one. I did hear a lot of owls. They were mostly Great Horned, but I 
heard probably at least three Long-eared Owls and various calls that I was 
unable to pin down to a species. 


I also had a bird come quickly to a Saw-whet call. I only saw that it was very 
small as it landed in a cedar right in front of me. A little later, I saw a 
silhouetted bird that seemed like a very tiny owl fly across the road in the 
same place. 


Glassing the lake earlier, birds were scarce. I saw three Bald Eagles and three 
Red-breasted Mergansers. 


On the south side of the lake, I saw quite a few Mountain Bluebirds scattered 
along the roads. 


Henry A
Hays

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Subject: Whooping Crane population growth (2006-2015)
From: Kenneth Kinman <kinman AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:06:55 +0000
Hi all,

 Whooping crane populations (both wild and captive) continue to slowly grow. 
The numbers that I have for mid-December 2006 were 373 wild plus 145 captive ( 
for a total of 518 whooping cranes). The latest numbers I found for February 
2015 (listed at the Quivira website; 
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Quivira/wildlife_and_habitat/whooping_crane.html ), 
a little over 8 years later, show 442 wild plus 161 captive (for a total of 603 
whooping cranes). 



 The biggest loss has been in the Florida non-migratory flock (which was 53 
back in 2006, with only 8 left in 2015). But that loss has been more than 
offset by gains in the Aransas flock (was 237, increased to 310) and the new 
Louisiana flock (was 0, now 29). I haven't found numbers for 2016 yet. 




                      --------------------Ken Kinman

                                                 Hays, Kansas


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Subject: Re: Whooping Cranes
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:49:11 +0000
 . . . then they're the Clorox bottles (without label) that persistently think 
that they're SNOWY OWLS!!! 



sebastianpatti AT hotmail.com
Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
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From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas  on behalf of 
G & J Fenton Friesen  

Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:24 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Whooping Cranes

Donnie might feel good to know he has a lot of good company.  I once took a
load of folks to see a beautifully posed Great Horned Owl.  Ends up it was
a plastic one from Wal-mart.  I could have crawled in a hole.  And the
stories go on . . . . . . . .



Gregg Friesen
Newton, KS
friesen _ fenton AT  gmail .com


On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 2:20 PM, Curtis Wolf  wrote:

> Hello all.  After talking to Donnie K about the Whooping Crane report this
> morning, he and I both agree this was most probably a false report.  A
> group of snow goose hunters set up in a green wheat field, dressed in white
> jump suits for camouflage, proved to be pretty convincing whooping cranes
> when passing by on the Highway.
> Donnie felt bad and asked that I post a retraction so people from far away
> would not jump in their vehicles to chase.
> For all that know Don, his intentions were as genuine as he is!  It
> happens to the best of us.  How many Snowy Owls have turned out to be very
> convincing Walmart sacks?
> The whoopers will be here before we know it.  Stay tuned!
>
> Curtis Wolf
> Director, Ks Wetlands Education Center
> Cheyenne Bottoms
> Fort Hays State University
> 877-243-9268
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU]
> On Behalf Of dlknktk AT COX.NET
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Whooping Cranes
>
> Had 5 or 6 Whoopers approx. 1 mile east of the Kansas Wetlands Education
> Center this morning about 9:30.    They were with a small group of Snow
> Geese in a wheat field on the south side of the road.  Quite a huge
> contrast between the Cranes and Geese!  They literally stood out like a
> sore thumb!!  We were unable to stop due to outstanding obligations at
> home.,Donnie & Kathy Kazmaier                  Larned
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Subject: Re: Whooping Cranes
From: andrew melnykovych <estiles74 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:41:48 -0500
On the other hand, a friend of mine and I were birding in western Indiana
near the Wabash River a few years back when we came over a rise and saw
five very tall white birds in a field.

Friend says: Those have gotta be decoys.

Nope. Whoopers.

So, as someone who has done both the plastic Great Horned Owl and Wal-Mart
bag Snowy Owl trick, I am happy to report that it sometimes cuts both ways.

Andrew Melnykovych (Burroughs Audubon member in the 60s and 70s)
Louisville KY

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 8:24 PM, G & J Fenton Friesen <
friesen.fenton AT gmail.com> wrote:

> Donnie might feel good to know he has a lot of good company.  I once took a
> load of folks to see a beautifully posed Great Horned Owl.  Ends up it was
> a plastic one from Wal-mart.  I could have crawled in a hole.  And the
> stories go on . . . . . . . .
>
>
>
> Gregg Friesen
> Newton, KS
> friesen _ fenton AT  gmail .com
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 2:20 PM, Curtis Wolf  wrote:
>
> > Hello all.  After talking to Donnie K about the Whooping Crane report
> this
> > morning, he and I both agree this was most probably a false report.  A
> > group of snow goose hunters set up in a green wheat field, dressed in
> white
> > jump suits for camouflage, proved to be pretty convincing whooping cranes
> > when passing by on the Highway.
> > Donnie felt bad and asked that I post a retraction so people from far
> away
> > would not jump in their vehicles to chase.
> > For all that know Don, his intentions were as genuine as he is!  It
> > happens to the best of us.  How many Snowy Owls have turned out to be
> very
> > convincing Walmart sacks?
> > The whoopers will be here before we know it.  Stay tuned!
> >
> > Curtis Wolf
> > Director, Ks Wetlands Education Center
> > Cheyenne Bottoms
> > Fort Hays State University
> > 877-243-9268
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> ]
> > On Behalf Of dlknktk AT COX.NET
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
> > To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> > Subject: Whooping Cranes
> >
> > Had 5 or 6 Whoopers approx. 1 mile east of the Kansas Wetlands Education
> > Center this morning about 9:30.    They were with a small group of Snow
> > Geese in a wheat field on the south side of the road.  Quite a huge
> > contrast between the Cranes and Geese!  They literally stood out like a
> > sore thumb!!  We were unable to stop due to outstanding obligations at
> > home.,Donnie & Kathy Kazmaier                  Larned
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Subject: Re: Whooping Cranes
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:24:12 -0600
Donnie might feel good to know he has a lot of good company.  I once took a
load of folks to see a beautifully posed Great Horned Owl.  Ends up it was
a plastic one from Wal-mart.  I could have crawled in a hole.  And the
stories go on . . . . . . . .



Gregg Friesen
Newton, KS
friesen _ fenton AT  gmail .com


On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 2:20 PM, Curtis Wolf  wrote:

> Hello all.  After talking to Donnie K about the Whooping Crane report this
> morning, he and I both agree this was most probably a false report.  A
> group of snow goose hunters set up in a green wheat field, dressed in white
> jump suits for camouflage, proved to be pretty convincing whooping cranes
> when passing by on the Highway.
> Donnie felt bad and asked that I post a retraction so people from far away
> would not jump in their vehicles to chase.
> For all that know Don, his intentions were as genuine as he is!  It
> happens to the best of us.  How many Snowy Owls have turned out to be very
> convincing Walmart sacks?
> The whoopers will be here before we know it.  Stay tuned!
>
> Curtis Wolf
> Director, Ks Wetlands Education Center
> Cheyenne Bottoms
> Fort Hays State University
> 877-243-9268
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU]
> On Behalf Of dlknktk AT COX.NET
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Whooping Cranes
>
> Had 5 or 6 Whoopers approx. 1 mile east of the Kansas Wetlands Education
> Center this morning about 9:30.    They were with a small group of Snow
> Geese in a wheat field on the south side of the road.  Quite a huge
> contrast between the Cranes and Geese!  They literally stood out like a
> sore thumb!!  We were unable to stop due to outstanding obligations at
> home.,Donnie & Kathy Kazmaier                  Larned
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Subject: Quivira report 22 February 2017
From: Barry Jones <barjones78 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:34:10 -0600
A couple of notables from this morning, 22 February, at Quivira: still around 
6,000 or so Sandhill Cranes on the west side of Big Salt Marsh at first light, 
along with about a dozen Tundra Swans. There was a very friendly Sedge Wren in 
the same place (along NE 170th, about 1/4 mile east of the the NE 105th 
junction) as reported by Hough on 2/5. Also a pair of Cinnamon Teal further 
east on NE 170th in a pool by the bridge, and two Killdeer in Unit 11. 
Yesterday (2/12) at first light there were 2 Short-eared Owls flying over the 
grasslands north of NE 170th. 


Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Subject: Wichita Audubon meeting tomorrow
From: Patricia Marlett <pmarlett AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:55:01 -0600
Please join us tomorrow, February 21, 7 p.m. at the Great Plains Nature Center 
in Wichita. Our speaker will be Bill Busby, telling us about Breeding Bird 
Surveys in Kansas. 

Bill will discuss the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) program and its role in 
monitoring bird population trends in Kansas and throughout North America. As in 
other states and provinces, volunteers in Kansas are assigned to one or more 
BBS routes to run each year in June. The resulting data are compiled by the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and serve as one of the best sources of 
information on the status of bird populations on their breeding grounds, 
informing publications such as Audubon’s State of the Birds report. Come to 
hear more and meet local BBS volunteers! Bill is the senior author of Kansas 
Breeding Bird Atlas and serves as the Kansas coordinator for the North American 
Breeding Bird Survey. You can also join us for dinner before the program at 
Panera Bread, 1605 N Rock Road, at 5:30 p.m. 

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Subject: No Sighting - Burroughs Audubon Society Event
From: Linda Williams <lkwilliams AT KC.RR.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:52:38 -0600
KSBIRDS Friends - you are invited!

Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City is excited to announce our 
annual dinner and fundraiser on April 8 which will feature the bird bander, 
researcher and natural history author Scott Weidensaul who will be speaking 
about Project SNOWstorm, the research effort he co-founded in the winter of 
2013-2014 to track and study Snowy Owls. On Sunday morning, Scott will be 
joining us for a birding trip to Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge. 


Details and registration form at: 
http://burroughs.org/2017/02/evening-scott-weidensaul/ 
 


Thank you,
Linda Williams
President, Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City
lkwilliams AT kc.rr.com 


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Subject: flickers
From: "Nancy H. Clark" <nhclark AT PLANETKC.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:41:43 -0600
Greetings!

The male Intergrade Flicker seems to be hanging out with the male 
Yellow-shafted Flicker. The Intergrade has lost his tail feathers, too! Could 
the Yellow-shafted be its parent? The Intergrade is huge - not just longer but 
a heavy-bodied bird. Almost too big to use the feeders! 


Nancy Clark
Shawnee, Johnson County

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Subject: Snowy Owls (no sighting)
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:55:43 -0600
I was reading the UP Michigan listerv and ran across a post on dark
coloring on Snowy Owls.  It references Eugene Potapov and Richard Sale's
writing on "The Snowy Owl." Reportedly some birds get darker with age and
level of barring / spots cannot safely be used to age or sex a bird.  I
have not read the paper/book but might have to pick this up and read it.
Interesting if true (age old comment on bird records).  It goes against
what I've always thought.


Gregg
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Subject: Killdeer in Newton
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:03:06 -0600
I had two calling Killdeer fly over the neighborhood this afternoon.
Nothing more out of the ordinary.

Gregg
friesen . fenton  AT  gmail.com

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Subject: Re: Blackbird "Ribbons"
From: Brad Williamson <ksbioteacher AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:08:29 -0600
Google "Starling murmuration".   You'll find tons of material for your blog
post.

BW

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, Brad Guhr  wrote:

> I would like to know about this phenomenon of blackbird "ribbons" I've been
> noticing across the sky. While they've become familiar to me during the
> winter in recent years, I've noticed them with seemingly much greater
> regularity this year.
>
> Since early January I've seen good examples of this phenomenon perhaps
> 15-20 times. When I've seen them, they have either been flying east around
> 8:00 a.m. or flying west around 5:00 p.m. They range in density, are
> usually within 100 feet of the ground and they stretch for miles. I've
> tried to do some sampling counts while watching them often for a duration
> of 5-10 minutes, and figure they are easily in the numbers of 10s to 100s
> of thousands of birds if not more in these formations.
>
> I've never had binoculars with me when seeing them and been able to get any
> positive species IDs. They seem to all be red-winged blackbirds, but I
> wouldn't be surprised if grackles and/or starlings were in the mix.
>
> Some plausible theories for flying en masse like this this might include
> protection from predators, higher probability of finding food, aerodynamic
> efficiencies in flight and more. But why the consistency of "punching the
> clock" with regard to time of day and direction? Does it have something to
> do with photoperiod? Perhaps they do it throughout the day and I'm only
> seeing them during my commute.
>
> We are trying at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains to be more in tune with
> phenology this year as we study the writings of Aldo Leopold, and I'd like
> to blog about this phenomenon. I've taken numerous lackluster iPhone photos
> and some video. Some searching for information via the Web, the Kansas
> Listserv, and my bird books, has turned up very little on this phenomenon
> besides that red-winged blackbirds like to flock in winter. There may be
> some similarities to starling murmurations, but there are also differences.
>
> In my search for more information, I figure there is a wealth of knowledge
> out there on the listserv. I'm happy to cite sources of information and
> better photos than I might have. What are your observations and your
> theories for this behavior?
>
> Brad Guhr
> Newton, KS
>
> --
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> Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
> Box 3000, Hesston College
> Hesston, KS 67062
>
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Subject: Re: Blackbird "Ribbons"
From: David Starrett <StarrettDA AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:52:31 +0000
A few years ago when I lived in SE Missouri we had one of these rivers roosting 
near our house. Sometimes it would flow over our house. It always flowed in the 
same direction in or out (out was WxNW, assumed it was agricultural fields they 
went to). It would take 30-45 minutes to flow over. I did some guesstimations 
of small sections of the river and extrapolated it out to half a million birds 
(Reminded me of the bats under Congress St. bridge in Austin). They roosted in 
a grove of hardwoods. The sound at dusk and dawn was deafening. The smell was 
intense. I parked next to it one afternoon (with binos to try to get ID makeup. 
95% plus grackles. Some BH cowbirds, a few starlings, a handful of RW 
blackbirds. I think there were a few other odds n ends birds in it. Very 
impressive phenomenon! They never came back to that roost in subsequent years. 
And that was good since people living near them asked the city to exterminate 
them because of health concerns, Hitchcockian fears, etc. 




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
David Starrett
Columbia, MO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


________________________________
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas  on behalf of 
G & J Fenton Friesen  

Sent: Friday, February 17, 2017 7:44 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Blackbird "Ribbons"

When I see flocks on the ground in winter in Harvey County they are about
90 percent Red-winged Blackbirds, 5 percent Brown-headed Cowbirds and a
mixture of starlings and the occasional Brewer's Blackbird (though none in
mixed flocks yet this year).    I have not seen rusty's yet this year in
the flocks (nor in the past in HV County come to think of it).   I see them
on their own in small flocks.

Gregg Friesen
Newton, KS

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Subject: Re: Blackbird "Ribbons"
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:44:35 -0600
When I see flocks on the ground in winter in Harvey County they are about
90 percent Red-winged Blackbirds, 5 percent Brown-headed Cowbirds and a
mixture of starlings and the occasional Brewer's Blackbird (though none in
mixed flocks yet this year).    I have not seen rusty's yet this year in
the flocks (nor in the past in HV County come to think of it).   I see them
on their own in small flocks.

Gregg Friesen
Newton, KS

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Subject: Re: Blackbird "Ribbons"
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:26:39 +0000
Brad,

These ribbons you notice are the birds leaving (am) and going to roost (pm). 
Generally, it's blackbirds, most often Red-winged Blackbirds or Common 
Grackles, but other blackbird species are often associated with them, 
Brown-headed Cowbirds, Brewer's Blackbird, Rusty Blackbird, and Great-tailed 
Grackle. Sometime, American Robins and European Starlings will do the same 
though less frequently, and often not as long lines or waves of birds. 


During winter, it's usually red-wings and other species, but during spring and 
fall migration you might see mostly flocks of Common Grackles or American 
Robins. And the Common Grackle flocks can stretch from horizon to horizon. 


Often these flocks, or roosting areas contain millions of birds. Roosting areas 
in KS are often cattail marshes, tree patches, or large stands of cedar trees. 
They can exist in remote areas or even within towns. 


Certainly there is strength in numbers, aerodynamics helps, but it appears the 
birds are usually flying from the roost to forage areas. Once they get to these 
areas, they disperse into smaller flocks (100-10,000). These flocks, as the 
crow flies, can travel 50 miles. Once they are done foraging, they begin to 
gather in larger concentrations, and eventually make their way back to the 
roost. And different lineages begin to accumulate along the route, eventually 
forming these long meandering lines of birds. I suspect they use visual cues to 
find their way back and forth, thus the low flights. But upon reaching the 
roosting area, they accumulate in staging areas before they go to roost. Often 
this is wires, trees, bushes or on the ground, and huge congregations form. 
Then en masse they head to the roost. Once this happens, the meandering linear 
flocks simply head to the roost. The entrance into the roost always seems to 
last longer, assume do to jockeying for position within the roost. But 
departure, well it's much faster. Birds will start to depart the roost before 
sunrise. Birds still come into roost past sunset. 


Large winter roosts have been common over the years at Slate Creek Wetlands, 
Arkansas City, and Sooner Lake (OK), all three have CBC counts. I usually 
conduct owling surveys on these CBCs, and I hear birds leaving the roost while 
owling, so it's dark. Then just before sunrise, the mass movement takes place. 
If I'm on the peripheral of the count circle (remember circles have a diameter 
of 15 mi), usually by the time I see birds they are in the meandering lines. 
During the count, one might hardly see any birds within the circle. Thus we 
know they leave and travel at least 15 mi. At Sooner Lake I've followed the 
flocks and have seen birds well nw of Blackwell OK, travel to Sooner Lake. Also 
tracked birds coming in from surrounding grain bins, ascertained the town, and 
calculated distances. I've set up students, took pictures of flocks, counted 
birds in pics, tried using a software program to count birds in pics, measured 
distances and timed birds, estimated, determined size of cattails, tree 
patches, etc. to ascertain how many birds use the roost. Max Thompson and I 
have counted birds in cattails, extrapolated the numbers, and our estimates 
just based upon our visual observation is always lower than the extrapolated 
counts. 


Your timing is about right. By 0800 hrs the birds should be heading to foraging 
locations. By 1700 hrs they are heading back to pre-roosting staging areas. As 
day length increases in spring, or decreases in fall, the birds respond 
accordingly. When they migrate, sometimes you can see flocks of Common Grackles 
for 2-3 days appearing and having a meandering flight. But there is no return 
flight, and there might not be a roost. 


There was an article about blackbirds in the KDWP Magazine: Young, E. A. 2002. 
Blackbirds Singing. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Magazine, 
59(2):2-6, that has some info. The old literature, like Bent Life History 
Series has information as well. 


Hope this helps.

Gene

Eugene A. Young


Agriculture, Science & Engineering
1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310
Tonkawa, OK, 74653-0310
Phone: 580-628-6482
Fax: 580-628-6209
E-Mail: Eugene.Young AT noc.edu
Website: www.noc.edu

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

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:32 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Blackbird "Ribbons"

I would like to know about this phenomenon of blackbird "ribbons" I've been 
noticing across the sky. While they've become familiar to me during the winter 
in recent years, I've noticed them with seemingly much greater regularity this 
year. 


Since early January I've seen good examples of this phenomenon perhaps
15-20 times. When I've seen them, they have either been flying east around
8:00 a.m. or flying west around 5:00 p.m. They range in density, are usually 
within 100 feet of the ground and they stretch for miles. I've tried to do some 
sampling counts while watching them often for a duration of 5-10 minutes, and 
figure they are easily in the numbers of 10s to 100s of thousands of birds if 
not more in these formations. 


I've never had binoculars with me when seeing them and been able to get any 
positive species IDs. They seem to all be red-winged blackbirds, but I wouldn't 
be surprised if grackles and/or starlings were in the mix. 


Some plausible theories for flying en masse like this this might include 
protection from predators, higher probability of finding food, aerodynamic 
efficiencies in flight and more. But why the consistency of "punching the 
clock" with regard to time of day and direction? Does it have something to do 
with photoperiod? Perhaps they do it throughout the day and I'm only seeing 
them during my commute. 


We are trying at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains to be more in tune with phenology 
this year as we study the writings of Aldo Leopold, and I'd like to blog about 
this phenomenon. I've taken numerous lackluster iPhone photos and some video. 
Some searching for information via the Web, the Kansas Listserv, and my bird 
books, has turned up very little on this phenomenon besides that red-winged 
blackbirds like to flock in winter. There may be some similarities to starling 
murmurations, but there are also differences. 


In my search for more information, I figure there is a wealth of knowledge out 
there on the listserv. I'm happy to cite sources of information and better 
photos than I might have. What are your observations and your theories for this 
behavior? 


Brad Guhr
Newton, KS

--
Brad Guhr
Education/Prairie Restoration/Concert Series Coordinator Dyck Arboretum of the 
Plains Box 3000, Hesston College Hesston, KS 67062 


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Subject: Winter birds
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:57:03 -0600
Hi Folks,

Just thought I would make a list of recently seen birds at my feeders in the 
Riverside neighborhood here in Wichita. Riverside is near the center of 
Wichita. I’m near where the Little Arkansas River joins the Big Arkansas 
River. 


These are birds that come to my feeders with, Thistle seed, Sunflower seed and 
suet. Or a bird bath, which is also used for drinking. I only spend a small 
time of the day watching my feeders, so I must miss a lot of the birds. Here is 
my list of recently seen: 


House Finch
Downy Wp
Robin
Chickadee
Goldfinch
Titmouse
Junco
Brown Creeper
White-breasted Nh
Red-breasted Nh (not seen everyday, last seen yesterday)
Cardinal
Blue Jay
N Flicker
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
House Sparrow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Starling
Pigeon
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Orange-crowned Warbler (seen only twice)
Great Horned Owl (heard at night)
Screech-Owl (heard at night)

There has been a Merlin around my neighborhood, mostly chasing pigeons, but I 
haven’t seen it for awhile. 


Yesterday at sunset, I saw a Hermit Thrush at Oak Park. My first this winter. 
Oak Park is about, a half mile from where I live. 


Happy Birding,

Paul Griffin 
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Subject: Re: Pileated woodpecker
From: Carla Trecek <cartreck AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:54:55 +0000
Did you get a picture? That would be amazing to look at!



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-------- Original message --------
From: Jane Liggett 
Date: 2/14/17 7:58 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Pileated woodpecker

The elusive Pileated Woodpecker joined the Red-bellied Woodpecker &
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the suet feeder located by our back deck just
now.  Amazing size difference!!

Figure it is the ultimate Valentine (along with the Jayhawk's unbelievable
victory last night)!

Jane Liggett
South of Lawrence

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Subject: Re: Opportunity - Looking for programs
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:02:16 -0600
Dave Mann is  a wonderful person.
I talked to him this past week and will be providing programs for him.

Christine Kline
Burroughs Audubon
Wings Over Weston Co-Chair
A Burroughs Audubon/Missouri State Parks Partnership
Home/Office: (816) 540-3515  Cell: (816) 824-1074



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Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:20 PM
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Subject: Opportunity - Looking for programs

I have been contacted by the Outdoor Discovery School lead for the new L. 
L. Bean Store in Leawood. He is looking for individuals who would be
interested in demonstrations/guest speaking for programs at the store. I
wish I wasn't so far away - BUT, if anyone is interested, let me know and I
will share his contact information with you.

Chuck

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Subject: Opportunity - Looking for programs
From: Chuck Otte <cotte AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:19:57 -0600
I have been contacted by the Outdoor Discovery School lead for the new L. 
L. Bean Store in Leawood. He is looking for individuals who would be 
interested in demonstrations/guest speaking for programs at the store. I wish 
I wasn't so far away - BUT, if anyone is interested, let me know and I will 
share his contact information with you.

Chuck

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County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28         785-238-4161
Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
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Subject: Re: Pileated woodpecker
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:05:08 +0000
AWESOME!!!!!



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-------- Original message --------
From: Jane Liggett 
Date: 2/14/17 7:58 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Pileated woodpecker

The elusive Pileated Woodpecker joined the Red-bellied Woodpecker &
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the suet feeder located by our back deck just
now.  Amazing size difference!!

Figure it is the ultimate Valentine (along with the Jayhawk's unbelievable
victory last night)!

Jane Liggett
South of Lawrence

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Subject: Morris County Short-eared Owls
From: Gary Haden <gchaden AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:19:40 +0000
Short-eared owls were always a regular winter visitor when my wife's parents 
lived near Latimer, but since my wife and I bought part of their farm it seemed 
I am never around our land at dawn or dusk during the winter. Consequently, I 
have been wondering whether Short-eared Owls were still winter visitors. While 
slogging through our pasture near Latimer with a chainsaw on Monday, I looked 
up and discovered I had flushed four Short-eared Owls. One came straight 
towards me and hung in the sky 25 feet away, as if wanting to get a good look 
at what had disturbed its siesta. It certainly alleviated some of the drudgery 
associated with eradicating hedge and locust trees. Other birds found on and 
around our Morris County farm included: 


RT Hawks
8 Northern Bobwhite
Crows
Meadowlark Sp.
American Tree Sparrows
2 Kestrels
3 Wood Ducks
Cardinal
WB Nuthatch
Belted Kingfisher

Gary Haden, Manhattan



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Subject: Pileated woodpecker
From: Jane Liggett <liggettjane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:57:58 +0000
The elusive Pileated Woodpecker joined the Red-bellied Woodpecker &
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the suet feeder located by our back deck just
now.  Amazing size difference!!

Figure it is the ultimate Valentine (along with the Jayhawk's unbelievable
victory last night)!

Jane Liggett
South of Lawrence

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Subject: Re: Woodcocks at La Cygne WA (Miami Co.)
From: mbruce82769 <mbruce82769 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:52:54 -0600
Sunday at the Arboretum, I saw both the Pileated WP and the Red Shouldered 
Hawk, also. 



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<000001be0e05c15a-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU> Date: 2/11/17 7:59 PM 
(GMT-06:00) To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU Subject: Woodcocks at La Cygne WA 
(Miami Co.) 

This evening (Feb. 11, 2017) I had at least two displaying AMERICAN WOODCOCKS 
at La Cygne Wildlife Area (Miami Co.). This was about 0.5 mi. north of 399th 
St. along Rockville Rd. They were vocal and displaying for about 15 min. at 
dusk before going quiet. I stopped a few times going back down towards the 
intersection, but didn't hear any others (might have gone quiet though). 
Several Barred and a few Eastern Screech-Owls were calling at dusk too, plus 
lots of sparrows (Song, White-throated, American Tree, Swamp, possibly other 
species present) and a Winter Wren calling right before dusk. 


In late afternoon at Overland Park Arboretum (Johnson Co.) I had a 
Red-shouldered Hawk and a Pileated Woodpecker, along with lots of the usual 
residents starting to sing with the warm weather today. 


Good birding,

Eric Hough
Kansas City, MO

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Subject: Kansas Birding Big Year
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:29:24 +0000
http://ksoutdoors.com/Services/Wildlife-Diversity/2017-Kansas-Birding-Big-Year
2017 Kansas Birding Big Year / Wildlife Diversity 
... 

ksoutdoors.com
The official website of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Still time to sign up (April 1st is the deadline)



Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Subject: No Sighting, Great Horned Owl Lecture, Springfield, MO, Thurs 2/16
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:57:51 -0600
Morning, all.

I am excited to be presenting for the first time for the Greater Ozarks
Audubon Society in Springfield, MO this Thursday, February 16 about the
Great Horned Owls I study in Forest Park in St. Louis, MO. This is a free,
public and all ages talk. Full details here:

"Forest Park Owls: Hiding In Plain Sight"
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00pm
Greater Ozarks Audubon Society
Springfield Conservation Nature Center
4601 Nature Center Way
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 888-4237

This talk will cover how I found these owls, basic facts about the species,
and the different behaviors I have been able to see and document with
photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors.

I hope to see you there-thanks and take care!

Sincerely,
Mark

Mark H.X. Glenshaw
Forest Park Owls
http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/
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 AT forestparkowls 

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Subject: Need Great Horned Owl nesting records from .......
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:35:34 -0600
Great Horned Owls are found all across Kansas as a permanent resident. 
We also KNOW that they nest all across the state. HOWEVER, we do not 
have confirmed nesting from five counties: Bourbon, Elk, Greeley, Jewell, 
and Lane. Granted, some of these are not heavily birded locations. BUT, 
over the next month or so, if you are birding in these areas, keep your eyes 
open for large nests up in trees and check them out. Look for the tell tale 
"ears" sticking up out of the nest. Look for an adult owl in an apparent 
incubation pose, OR in a few weeks look for fuzzy headed young 'uns. Then 
send me a private message with the information. PLEASE never disclose the 
exact location of any nesting owl or raptor on a public forum for their own 
protection.

Thanks you!!

Chuck

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Subject: Northwest KS (mostly)
From: Jeff Calhoun <jeffcalhoun11 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:02:08 +0000
I was off early Friday so went out to enjoy nature for the weekend. The
temperature hit 86 degrees during my time in Kearny County where water is
again being diverted into Lake McKinney and I estimated 15k Snow Geese, but
presumably this was an undercount. There were many other ducks, notably a
Hooded Merganser, and also a Bald Eagle and 20ish upland American Crows.
Afterward, I added a few birds to my Wichita Co list but little worth
mentioning. Same in Logan County where large areas of neat countryside held
few birds, but a Northern Shrike at the state lake was nice! The highlight
Friday, no doubt, was sunset at a playa in eastern Wallace County with
several duck and sparrow  species present and a lovely Prairie Falcon
watching guard. Pronghorn and Mule Deer and the full moon...twas quite
nice!!

Spent Saturday cruising the countryside of mostly Thomas and Rawlins
Counties with visits to others with my good friend Henry Armknecht. I found
many, many new county ticks of mostly typical species and a learned of much
fantastic countryside. A few of the biggest surprises were a Carolina Wren
in Colby and a Ring-billed Gull at Brewster WTP (Thomas Co), a Mountain
Bluebird in sw Rawlins Co, and more listing goals achieved in Decatur and
Sheridan. Really a great day overall even without a Mallard helping me get
to those goals in the latter two counties!

Today I wandered back home via Sheridan State Lake where I saw a number of
expected species missed the previous day including a few toughies like
Harris's Sparrow and Field Sparrow. Then I really rocked Graham County
adding many new birds including at least 50 Rusty Blackbirds at Antelope
Lake and a countryside Merlin and Prairie Falcon.  I was close to 100 in
Norton so a quick visit up to Lenora helped me push that list over the top
before heading back to the FISH pond n of Hill City (back in Graham). There
I watched 4 species of goose and 3 species of duck as well as another
Northern Shrike. I also watched a Bobcat through the scope for about 30
seconds before it all caught up to me and it was time to blast home.

Great weekend!!

Jeff Calhoun
Dodge City, KS

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Subject: Baker Wetlands Survey
From: Daniel Larson <birdkansa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:31:58 -0600
Roger Boyd, Scott Kimball, Kylee Sharp, Kathy Ellis and Dan Larson surveyed
Baker Wetlands, Lawrence, Kansas on February 12, 2017. We did find a Snow
Goose amidst the Canada Geese. We had a good diversity of ducks and
geese.We observed 6 Bald Eagles. A Great Horned Owl was easily seen sitting
on its nest. Roger was still able to find a couple of LeConte's Sparrows.

Waterbirds
1 Snow Goose
102 Cackling Goose
1346 Canada Goose
146 Gadwall
306 Mallard
17 Northern Shoveler
11 Northern Pintail
40 Green-winged Teal
53 Redhead
49 Ring-necked Duck
7 Bufflehead
1 Common Goldeneye
1 Hooded Merganser
7 American Coot
7 Killdeer
23 Ring-billed Gull

Complete list below

Thanks
Dan Larson
Berryton KS

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Subject: Central Kansas Trip Report 2/11/17
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:59:51 -0600
Similar to last month a group of Kansas City area birders (Micky Louis,
Jennifer Hammett, Andrea Roddy, and myself) had a busy day yesterday the
unseasonably warm and mild weather in central Kansas.



As Rod reported in an earlier email, the Golden-Crowned Sparrow persists
and Andrea added it as a lifer at sunrise! We found a Rough-Legged Hawk in
south east Russell County before arriving at Cheyenne Bottoms, where the
waterfowl numbers are quite impressive. Scoping with Will, Kathy, and Diane
was an unexpected blessing as we all happened to be going through the
Wildlife Area at the same time.  We found a second Rough-Legged Hawk a mile
northwest of the maintenance building.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34309562



We took the birders route from Great Bend to Quivira Headquarters and found
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS and (4) PRAIRE FALCONS on Stafford County dirt roads. At
Quivira we had two more Rough-Legged Hawks, another Prairie Falcon, an
adult THAYER’s GULL was on 170th Ave, and Short-eared Owls along the
Wildlife Loop and 170th.  We also had our first of year KILLDEER and
GREATER YELLOWLEGS on the Wildlife Loop before seeing the 4 Tundra Swans.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34309456

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34309317



A huge thankyou to everyone that posted sightings and shared information on
where birds were seen. It was a long day in the car, but full of good
people and good birding.



Malcolm Gold (Overland Park, Johnson County Kansas)

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Subject: Hairless Birds
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 20:00:27 -0600
I forgot to mention although not birds, the bullfrogs were out in force
around the ponds. Seems a lot early.

Max

 

 

Max C. Thompson

1729 E. 11th Ave.

Winfield, KS 

 


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Subject: Slate Creek Wetlands, Sumner County
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:58:37 -0600
Gene Young and I made a survey of the wetlands this p.m. The marshes are all
full of water and at least two of the roads were washed out and impassable.
We did have large numbers of ducks, especially pintails with over 1,200. It
is apparent that the shorebird migration has started. We had 3 Greater
Yellowlegs and 29 Killdeer. The drive east of the tower will be an awesome
shorebird spot if water continues to hold in the next few weeks. 

You can click on the hyperlink and see the totals for the afternoon.

 

Max C. Thompson

1729 E. 11th Ave.

Winfield, KS 

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Subject: Golden-Crowned Sparrow
From: redb819 <redb819 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:57:01 -0600
    

The sparrow was still at it's favorite brush pile late this morning. The other 
interesting bird was a partial leucistic Am. Tree Sparrow.  


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Subject: Eastern Kansas birding Feb 8-9
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:53:11 -0600
Along with Kevin Groeneweg and Bill Langley, I spent Wednesday and 
Thursday doing some county listing in Allen, Andersen, Bourbon and 
Crawford Counties.  This is a brief summary of some of the birds we found.

We started at Lake Bassola and Lehigh Portland Trails in Iola where we 
had a few ducks including Hooded Merganser and Common Goldeneye.  From 
there we went south to Humboldt where we had a good visit at the 
cemetery there, which I had not previously visited.  Here we had Hermit 
Thrush, RB Nuthatch, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Fox Sparrow among 
others.  At Camp Hunter in Humboldt we had more good birds, most notably 
an Orange-crowned Warbler in the woods below the composting area.  We 
then went east on Arizona Road which has a number of productive stream 
crossings.  We explored the prairie areas that Andrew Burnett has 
extolled in the past and then we made a brief foray to Bourbon St. 
Fishing Lake where a big surprise was a Black Scoter on a tiny pond just 
west of the lake.   We had a real good stop at the LaHarpe WTP where we 
had some really impressive numbers and diversity of diving ducks.  We 
headed north on some back roads and found some great spots on gravel 
roads including an interesting old cemetery with some of the oldest 
grave markers I've ever found in Kansas.

We had intended more time for Andersen County but didn't get there till 
3 pm or so.  We did have Purple Finch, Winter Wren and some other 
woodland birds at stream crossings and so on.  Cedar Creek Reservoir had 
almost no waterfowl but we did find three Trumpeter Swans on a small 
farm pond on the way to the lake entrance.  With dusk approaching we 
headed for the stakeout spot for Short-eared Owls in the NW corner of 
the county and did see 2 or 3 of them hunting over the grasslands near a 
windfarm.  Supper at the Tradewinds Bar and Grill was really good.  I 
give their chicken-fried steak a 10.

We stayed in Ft. Scott overnight and on Thursday morning we visited 
every public lake and WTP in the county.  We had hoped for a lot of 
waterfowl species but didn't come up with too many. Ducks were really 
hard to come by.  We decided to swing back by Bourbon St Fishing Lake.  
The Black Scoter was still there.  Just before we got to the scoter 
pond, and just inside Allen County, we were surprised to find an adult 
Northern Shrike which was obviously completely unexpected.  I just 
missed getting a photo of it.  After messing around at the lake for 
awhile we headed south and east into the prairie area again.  We were 
doubly surprised to find another Northern Shrike on Grand Rd.  We saw 
the two shrikes about 2.5 miles apart and about 1 hour apart.  It is not 
impossible this was the same individual.   We also found a Rough-legged 
Hawk which was our only one of the trip.  To end the day we went down 
into Crawford Co. and checked a few lakes and WTPs.  The best single 
stop was the lagoons at Girard which had multiple diving duck species.  
Near McCune we had six more Trumpeter Swans on another small pond.  We 
checked the feeders at the pine grove at Lake Parsons and saw a 
Red-breasted Nuthatch but no Purple Finches.  This was a pretty good 
trip where I added about forty new county ticks.  The lack of waterfowl 
in Bourbon Co. especially was disappointing but you can't bitch about 
two Northern Shrikes and a Black Scoter in that neck of the woods.


-- 
Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net

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Subject: Milford Lake waterfowl survey
From: Calvin Wohler <cwohler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:00:19 +0000
I haven't done a survey report this season because the counts were very low in 
numbers and species. 



Today a KDWPT staff member and myself conducted a scheduled survey around the 
Milford Lake. The waterfowl count was as fellows: 



Greater White-fronted Goose--550

Snow Goose--50

Canada Goose--1,570

Mallard Duck--4,138

Northern Pintail--350

Bufflehead--4

Common Goldeneye--48

Hooded Merganser--2


We also saw what was a hybrid goose. It had the neck and face of a 
White-fronted goose and body and feet of a blue phased Snow Goose. Neat to see. 



I counted a total of 37 species of birds for the day. Some other birds of 
interest were as follows: 



Ringed-billed Gulls--125

American White Pelican--54

Great Blue Heron--1

Bald Eagle--186 They were all around the lake. 99% sure we saw a Golden Eagle 
on the south side of the lake near where the old Clayview park used to be. 


Northern Harrier--6

Red-tailed Hawk--35

Horned Lark--3

American Robin--40

Red-winged Blackbird--1,500  (very conservative)


Calvin Wohler

Clay Center, KS




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Subject: Second Saturday Walk, Wichita
From: Cheryl Miller <avian67226 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:50:32 -0600
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 8 A.M.,  CHISHOLM CREEK PARK, WICHITA
SECOND SATURDAY BIRD WALK
Bring your binoculars and discover the ever changing varieties of birds
that visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is
expected or needed, no membership in any organization is required, and no
question is too elementary. Expect 1-2 miles of walking on paved paths. The
walk will last approximately 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature
Center parking lot.
For information, contact:Kevin Groeneweg, (316) 706-9116.

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Subject: KOS Spring Meeting Registratioin now open!
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 21:04:41 -0600
Good evening KSBirders!

Registration is now open for the KOS Spring Meeting in southeast Kansas, 
headquartered out of Pittsburg.

Information can be viewed on the web via a link on the ksbirds.org 
homepage or you can go directly to the spring meeting page at:

http://ksbirds.org/kos/Spring2017/2017_KOS_Spring.htm

The registration form is available as a fillable PDF form that you can fill, 
print 

and send to Max along with your check. There is an online payment option 
but we still ask that you send a completed registration form to Max either 
electronically or postal. If you have any questions about registration, please 
send me an email.

This same information will be in the March KOS Horned Lark newsletter 
which should be in the mail by late March.

We encourage you to get your hotel reservations early as this is becoming a 
busy weekend in the area. 

And mark you calendars now - KOS Fall Meeting will be in Junction City, 
October 6 - 8, 2017. Spring 2018 KOS Meeting will be in Dodge City 
America!

Chuck

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Chuck & Jaye Otte      mailto:otte2 AT cox.net
613 Tamerisk
Junction City Kansas USA 66441
785-238-8800

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Subject: Re: purple finches
From: Richard Tucker <rickt AT WAVEWLS.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:02:24 -0600
I saw a group of 5 pair of males/female Purple Finches at Neosho State Fishing 
Lake last Friday. 


Rick Tucker
Parsons
Labette County

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Behalf Of Sue Newland 

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Subject: purple finches

I usually have had 4-6 purple finches at a time in my yard or at feeders 
this winter. But this morning there were over 20, mostly female or young 
male. I am wondering if maybe a group came through on their way further 
north?

Sue Newland
Wakarusa

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Subject: (FWD) February 2017 Update, Kansas County Listing
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 07:08:03 -0600
All, 

Listed below is the February 2017 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	237
206		Andrew Burnett	
148		Jim Malcolm	
141		Carolyn Schwab	
138		Kevin Groeneweg	
137		Henry Armknecht	
125		Marie Plinsky	
124		Pete Janzen	
109		Galen Pittman	
109		Matt Gearheart	
96		Mike Rader	
92		Chuck Otte	
85		Tom Ewert	
82		Jaye Otte	
82		Sam Mannell	
82		Terry Mannell	
81		Mick McHugh	
79		Nic Allen	
76		Glenn Caspers	
76		Scott Seltman	
75		Dan Larson	
75		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
75		Robert Penner	
			
Anderson	274
165		Jim Malcolm	
161		Matt Gearheart	
159		Carolyn Schwab	
146		Marie Plinsky	
139		Nic Allen	
137		Galen Pittman	
136		Henry Armknecht	
130		Mark Land	
127		Pete Janzen	
126		Mick McHugh	
117		Kevin Groeneweg	
113		Robert Penner	
107		Mike Rader	
107		Tom Ewert	
105		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
100		Glenn Caspers	
96		David Seibel	
95		Scott Seltman	
94		Jenny Gearheart	
94		Sam Mannell	
94		Terry Mannell	
90		Chuck Otte	
90		Nick Varvel	
87		Phil Wedge	
86		Kathy McDowell	
84		Jaye Otte	
84		Doris Burnett	
79		Trent Reed	
76		Dan Larson	
			
Atchison	263
239		Don Merz	
239		Al Schirmacher	
156		Galen Pittman	
150		Henry Armknecht 	
150		Brett Sandercock	
148		Matt Gearheart	
131		Jim Malcolm	
119		Nick Varvel	
116		Chuck Otte	
110		Mike Rader	
108		Glenn Caspers	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
100		Pete Janzen	
100		Nic Allen	
98		Mick McHugh	
93		Jaye Otte	
91		Sam Mannell	
91		Terry Mannell	
90		Robert Penner	
89		Scott Seltman	
89		Dan Larson	
88		Phil Wedge	
86		Kathy McDowell	
85		Mike Hudson	
84		Marie Plinsly	
80		Mark Land	
79		Jeff Keating	
77		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
76		David Seibel	
			
Barber	284
212		Pete Janzen	
211		Gene Young	
182		Dennis Angle	
171		Kevin Groeneweg	
162		Mike Rader	
154		Tom Ewert	
152		Tyler Hicks	
152		Jeff Calhoun	
149		Chet Gresham	
145		Henry Armknecht	
145		Matt Gearheart	
135		Gregg Friesen	
123		James Barnes	
118		Scott Seltman	
116		Robert Penner	
105		Jim Malcolm	
101		Nick Varvel	
100		Trent Reed	
98		Carolyn Schwab	
97		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
97		Dan Larson	
95		Sam Mannell	
95		Terry Mannell	
92		Glenn Caspers	
92		Malcolm Gold	
91		Galen Pittman	
90		Eulalia Lewis	
90		Eugene Lewis	
90		Ben Rogers	
88		Leon Hicks	
86		Chuck Otte	
85		Bill Beard	
83		Aaron Mitchell	
83		Mary Pat Haddican	
80		Nancy Beard	
78		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
			
Barton	375
298		Robert Penner	
290		Mike Rader	
275		Scott Seltman	
260		Lloyd Moore	
250		Gene Young	
244		Galen Pittman	
235		Matt Gearheart	
234		Mick McHugh	
234		David Seibel	
233		Robert Fisher	
224		Jay Newton	
222		Henry Armknecht 	
216		Jim Malcolm	
215		Pete Janzen	
214		Rob Graham	
213		Craig Faanes	
212		Kevin Groeneweg	
207		Tyler Hicks	
204		Mark Land	
202		Nic Allen	
201		Chuck Otte	
201		Marie Plinsky	
199		Aaron Mitchell	
199		Kathy McDowell	
191		Gregg Friesen 	
191		Doris Burnett	
190		Jimmy Woodard	
189		Lowell Johnson	
189		Dan Mulhern	
188		Tom Ewert	
184		Glenn Caspers	
183		Jeff Calhoun	
180		Dan Larson	
178		Brett Sandercock	
177		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
177		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
175		Sam Mannell	
175		Terry Mannell	
171		Curtis Wolf	
170		Jaye Otte	
165		Dan Gish	
163		John Zempel	
162		Nancy Beard	
162		Bill Beard	
160		Leon Hicks	
160		Carolyn Schwab	
160		Malcolm Gold	
158		Charles Anderson	
156		John Northrup	
155		Nick Varvel	
154		Chet Gresham	
154		Jennifer Hammett	
153		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
153		Phil Wedge	
151		Carol Morgan	
148		Trent Reed	
145		Ben Rogers	
145		John Row	
139		Cheryl Miller	
135		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
133		Don Merz	
130		Sue Newland	
124		John Mallery	
123		Debra McKee	
117		Andrew Burnett	
117		Mike Harding	
113		Bill Trelc Jr.	
111		Jon Strong	
110		Rod Wedel	
110		Rodney Wright	
108		Mary Pat Haddican	
107		Mike Hudson	
106		Edge Wade	
105		Lisa Edwards 	
104		T. J. Walker	
104		Tristan Weinbrenner	
103		Nathan Shipley	
95		Judd Patterson	
95		Chris Fagyal	
94		Joseph Miller	
93		Steven McDaniel	
91		Kathy Carroll	
89		Duane Otto	
89		Greyson Yerby	
89		Diane Persons	
87		James Barnes	
86		Kelli Egbert	
75		Jeff Keating	
			
Bourbon	231
202		Andrew Burnett	
164		Matt Gearheart	
146		Henry Armknecht 	
133		Pete Janzen	
132		Kevin Groeneweg	
117		Nic Allen	
115		Jim Malcolm	
114		Galen Pittman	
109		Ron Tucker	
106		Nick Varvel	
102		Trent Reed	
93		Mick McHugh	
86		Rick Tucker	
84		Glenn Caspers	
84		Sam Mannell	
84		Terry Mannell	
80		Mike Rader	
77		Mark Land	
76		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
76		Dan Larson	
75		Scott Seltman	
			
Brown	272
239		Don Merz	
231		Rosella Royer	
187		Al Schirmacher	
177		Janet Rebant	
172		Jim Malcolm	
162		Chuck Otte	
146		Matt Gearheart	
126		Henry Armknecht	
125		Galen Pittman	
114		Dan Larson	
111		Carol Morgan	
107		Pete Janzen	
107		Glenn Caspers	
105		Sebastian Patti	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Mike Rader	
96		Tony Schaar	
95		Duane Otto	
92		Scott Seltman	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
89		Doris Burnett	
89		David Seibel	
84		Nic Allen	
83		Marie Plinsky	
81		Kathy McDowell	
79		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
78		Sue Newland	
76		Mick McHugh	
			
Butler	290
234		Gene Young	
215		Kevin Groeneweg	
204		Pete Janzen	
199		Tyler Hicks	
195		Atcha Nolan	
189		Bob Broyles	
188		Leon Hicks	
180		Jim Wilson	
171		Tom Ewert	
163		Jeff Calhoun	
162		David Seibel	
161		Dallas Hewett	
158		Carolyn Schwab	
146		Jim Malcolm	
142		Robert Penner	
141		Henry Armknecht 	
131		Matt Gearheart	
129		Gregg Friesen	
116		Nancy Beard	
116		Bill Beard	
116		Mike Rader	
105		James Barnes	
101		Chuck Otte	
100		Doris Burnett	
94		Glenn Caspers	
92		Kathy McDowell	
87		Sam Mannell	
87		Terry Mannell	
86		Dan Larson	
81		Ethan Maynard	
79		Chet Gresham	
79		Marie Plinsky	
79		Nick Varvel	
75		Galen Pittman	
75		Nic Allen	
75		Scott Seltman	
			
Chase	277
169		Kevin Groeneweg	
167		Ross Silcock	
160		Jim Malcolm	
152		Pete Janzen	
148		Tom Ewert	
146		Henry Armknecht	
142		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
124		Mike Rader	
123		Carolyn Schwab	
122		Matt Gearheart	
108		Gregg Friesen	
107		Nick Varvel	
105		Robert Penner	
101		Chuck Otte	
101		Dan Larson	
101		Scott Seltman	
101		Nic Allen	
96		Robert Kruger	
88		Cheryl Miller	
87		Glenn Caspers	
83		Galen Pittman	
82		Nancy Beard	
82		Dan Mulhern	
82		Sam Mannell	
82		Terry Mannell	
81		Bill Beard	
81		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
80		Mark Land	
78		Chet Gresham	
78		Kathy McDowell	
76		Mick McHugh	
76		Doris Burnett	
			
Chautauqua	231
183		Gene Young	
162		Jim Malcolm	
162		Kevin Groeneweg	
158		Pete Janzen	
153		Atcha Nolan	
138		Henry Armknecht	
132		Tom Ewert	
120		Carolyn Schwab	
111		Matt Gearheart	
110		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
108		Scott Seltman	
108		Jeff Calhoun	
99		Mike Rader	
93		Dan Larson	
91		Leon Hicks	
88		Robert Penner	
87		Nick Varvel	
85		Galen Pittman	
82		Sam Mannell	
82		Terry Mannell	
80		Charles Anderson	
77		Nic Allen	
75		Glenn Caspers	
			
Cherokee	271
216		Dave Henness	
201		Andrew Burnett	
193		Mike Rader	
192		Matt Gearheart	
171		Scott Seltman	
167		Gene Young	
167		Kevin Groeneweg	
162		Pete Janzen	
157		Jim Rising	
156		Henry Armknecht 	
153		Nic Allen	
149		Nick Varvel	
142		Galen Pittman	
133		Rick Tucker	
130		Jim Malcolm	
127		Trent Reed	
118		Dan Larson	
118		Jeff Calhoun	
110		Doris Burnett	
106		Chuck Otte	
106		David Seibel	
105		Jaye Otte	
104		Sue Newland	
103		Mick McHugh	
103		Dan Mulhern	
103		Malcolm Gold	
98		Tyler Hicks	
95		Tom Ewert	
94		Gregg Friesen	
92		Aaron Mitchell	
92		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
90		Mark Land	
87		Sam Mannell	
87		Terry Mannell	
82		John Mallery	
79		Glenn Caspers	
75		Edge Wade	
			
Cheyenne	244
208		Henry Armknecht	
141		Scott Seltman	
127		Pete Janzen	
112		Rick Reeser	
111		Matt Gearheart	
110		Kevin Groeneweg	
110		Doris Burnett	
108		Mike Rader	
108		Sam Mannell	
108		Terry Mannell	
105		Jim Malcolm	
97		Cheryl Miller	
97		Tom Ewert	
93		Glenn Caspers	
77		Mark Land	
77		Jon Strong	
			
Clark	285
242		Galen Pittman	
211		Jeff Calhoun	
159		Henry Armknecht 	
155		Kevin Groeneweg	
153		Scott Seltman	
150		Pete Janzen	
137		Matt Gearheart	
137		Jim Malcolm	
126		Danny Akers	
126		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
111		Tom Ewert	
107		Glenn Caspers	
104		Mike Rader	
100		Mick McHugh	
100		David Seibel	
88		Sam Mannell	
88		Terry Mannell	
84		Robert Penner	
83		Dan Larson	
82		Gregg Friesen	
76		Nic Allen	
			
Clay	277
252		Chuck Otte	
232		Jaye Otte	
217		Calvin Wohler	
208		Doris Burnett	
181		John Row	
168		Mike Rader	
163		Matt Gearheart	
154		Nic Allen	
153		Carol Morgan	
153		Henry Armknecht 	
151		Jeff Keating	
141		Robert Kruger	
141		Jim Malcolm	
137		Glenn Caspers	
125		Brett Sandercock	
117		Linda Vadosh Zempel	
114		Dan Larson	
110		Pete Janzen	
106		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		John Zempel	
104		Scott Seltman	
102		Tom Ewert	
98		Sam Mannell 	
98		Terry Mannell	
95		Dan Thalmann	
93		Dan Mulhern	
92		Kathy McDowell	
88		Charles Anderson	
85		Marie Plinsky	
84		Sue Newland	
81		Gregg Friesen	
80		Mike Hudson	
76		Debra McKee	
			
Cloud	249
154		Henry Armknecht 	
123		Pete Janzen	
122		Matt Gearheart	
115		Chuck Otte	
111		Nic Allen	
110		Jim Malcolm	
108		Kevin Groeneweg	
108		Mike Rader	
103		Doris Burnett	
100		Jeff Calhoun	
99		Jaye Otte	
95		Justin Rice	
93		Gregg Friesen	
91		Sam Mannell	
91		Terry Mannell	
89		Glenn Caspers	
89		Dan Larson	
76		Phil Wedge	
			
Coffey	314
240		Matt Gearheart	
239		Jim Malcolm	
234		Lloyd Moore	
204		Nic Allen	
197		Mick McHugh	
192		Galen Pittman	
187		Mark Land	
184		Glenn Caspers	
165		Bill Trelc Jr. 	
154		Aaron Mitchell	
153		Kevin Groeneweg	
151		Pete Janzen	
148		David Seibel	
147		Tyler Hicks	
141		Scott Seltman	
141		Marie Plinsky	
134		Dan Gish	
132		Henry Armknecht 	
129		Carolyn Schwab	
127		Dan Larson	
125		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
123		Nick Varvel	
122		Carol Morgan	
122		Jennifer Hammett	
117		Jenny Gearheart	
111		Malcolm Gold	
108		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
105		Chuck Otte	
103		Sam Mannell	
103		Terry Mannell	
102		Jaye Otte	
102		Kathy McDowell	
100		Tom Ewert	
99		Corey Entriken	
98		Chris Fagyal	
94		Mike Rader	
91		Rodney Wright	
90		Chet Gresham	
88		Trent Reed	
78		Doris Burnett	
77		Robert Penner	
75		Debbie Mckee	
75		John Zempel	
75		Andrew Burnett	
			
Comanche	270
175		Gene Young	
166		Pete Janzen	
160		Jeff Calhoun	
141		Scott Seltman	
139		Henry Armknecht 	
139		Mike Rader	
130		Gregg Friesen	
129		Kevin Groeneweg	
121		Tom Ewert	
115		Galen Pittman	
110		Glenn Caspers	
109		Jim Malcolm	
106		Matt Gearheart	
101		Dan Larson	
98		Sam Mannell	
98		Terry Mannell	
93		Trent Reed	
90		Doris Burnett	
90		Chet Gresham	
86		Robert Penner	
83		Edge Wade	
81		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
			
Cowley	341
305		Max Thompson	
295		Gene Young	
261		David Seibel	
223		Kevin Groeneweg	
214		Tyler Hicks	
213		John Northrup	
212		Pete Janzen	
204		James Barnes	
204		Mike Rader	
200		Leon Hicks	
185		Jeff Calhoun	
173		Henry Armknecht 	
166		Matt Gearheart	
164		Tom Ewert	
161		Chet Gresham 	
156		Carolyn Schwab	
147		Scott Seltman	
143		Jim Wilson	
142		Dan Larson	
141		Cheryl Miller	
137		Mark Land	
136		Nic Allen	
131		Chuck Otte	
128		Jaye Otte	
124		Galen Pittman	
124		Sam Mannell	
124		Terry Mannell	
118		Nancy Beard	
118		Bill Beard	
117		Doris Burnett	
109		Jim Malcolm	
103		Gregg Friesen	
95		Robert Penner	
88		Edge Wade	
81		Aaron Mitchell	
81		Glenn Caspers	
			
Crawford	293
186		Andrew Burnett	
169		Dave Henness	
159		Matt Gearheart	
156		Henry Armknecht	
152		Kevin Groeneweg	
146		Pete Janzen	
145		Mike Rader	
115		Mick McHugh	
114		Jim Malcolm	
112		Nic Allen	
107		Carolyn Schwab	
105		Nick Varvel	
101		Scott Seltman	
100		Galen Pittman	
94		Chuck Otte	
93		Gregg Friesen	
87		Glenn Caspers	
84		Trent Reed	
83		Jaye Otte	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
81		Dan Mulhern	
78		Doris Burnett	
77		Leon Hicks	
77		Rick Tucker	
75		Dan Larson	
75		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
			
Decatur	225
165		Brian Simonsson	
155		Henry Armknecht 	
117		Pete Janzen	
102		Kevin Groeneweg	
102		Jim Malcolm	
102		Mike Rader	
98		Scott Seltman	
91		Jeff Calhoun	
86		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
85		Doris Burnett	
84		Sam Mannell	
84		Terry Mannell	
83		Carol Morgan	
83		Matt Gearheart	
79		Dan Larson	
76		Glenn Caspers	
76		Tom Ewert	
			
Dickinson	255
206		Chuck Otte	
158		Jaye Otte	
151		Jim Malcolm	
144		Henry Armknecht	
138		Robert Kruger	
132		Dan Gish	
121		Doris Burnett	
114		Matt Gearheart	
113		Pete Janzen	
111		Mike Rader	
108		Jeff Calhoun	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		Jim Mayhew	
105		Chet Gresham	
101		Dan Larson	
89		Scott Seltman	
87		Glenn Caspers	
84		Sam Mannell	
84		Terry Mannell	
81		Galen Pittman	
80		David Haight	
79		Kathy McDowell	
77		Carol Morgan	
77		Nic Allen	
76		Marie Plinsky	
75		Tom Ewert	
75		Robert Penner	
			
Doniphan	250
169		Herb Chance	
169		Donna Chance	
154		Henry Armknecht	
144		John Schukman	
136		Matt Gearheart	
125		Galen Pittman	
111		Jim Malcolm	
106		Chuck Otte	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Pete Janzen	
102		Danny Akers	
99		Don Merz	
97		Nick Varvel	
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	365
313		Galen Pittman	
296		David Seibel	
292		Phil Wedge	
280		Alexis Powell	
277		Mick McHugh	
273		Kylee Sharp	
269		Matt Gearheart	
265		Gerry Parkinson	
257		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
256		Dan Larson 	
253		Dave Williams	
252		Lloyd Moore	
249		Kathy McDowell	
243		Jim Malcolm	
238		Jeff Witters	
219		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
218		Mike Rader	
215		Marie Plinsky	
214		Dan Gish	
214		Carol Morgan	
214		John Zempel	
213		Dan Thalmann	
213		Mark Land	
210		Glenn Caspers	
209		Dave Henness	
206		Nick Varvel	
204		Sue Newland	
203		Jennifer Hammett	
200		Joseph Hoelscher	
197		Aaron Mitchell	
197		Nic Allen	
194		Steve Roels	
193		Debra McKee	
192		Malcolm Gold	
179		Sarah Roels	
173		Mike Hudson	
172		Sam Mannell	
172		Terry Mannell	
167		Duane Otto	
165		Henry Armknecht 	
164		Kathy Carroll	
159		Corey Entriken	
155		Rodney Wright	
155		Kevin Groeneweg	
154		Aaron Kim-Luellen	
152		Diane Persons	
151		Pete Janzen	
150		Chuck Otte	
149		Steven McDaniel	
144		Don Merz	
143		Chris Fagyal	
140		John Mallery	
139		Dan Mulhern	
137		Trent Reed	
131		Jaye Otte	
127		Doris Burnett	
123		Jim Walton	
113		Sue Calhoon	
111		Scott Seltman	
109		Brandon Magette	
106		Kat Farres	
106		Dennis Farres	
106		Jenny Gearheart	
105		Kelli Egbert	
103		Sue Stevenson	
103		Walt Cochran	
102		Lisa Weeks	
101		Greyson Yerby	
100		Harley Winfrey	
100		Robert Penner	
94		Nancy Beard	
92		Bill Beard	
92		Nathan Shipley	
90		Carolyn Schwab	
88		Michelle Folster	
86		Edge Wade	
86		Gregg Friesen	
83		Belky Cuevas	
80		Cheryl Miller	
79		Rob Graham	
76		Tom Ewert	
			
Edwards	226
160		Scott Seltman	
152		Pete Janzen	
146		Mary Pat Haddican	
141		Henry Armknecht	
140		Jeff Calhoun	
124		Jim Malcolm	
116		Kevin Groeneweg	
113		Mike Rader	
111		Matt Gearheart	
97		Galen Pittman	
89		Nic Allen	
86		Glenn Caspers	
83		Sam Mannell	
83		Terry Mannell	
80		Tom Ewert	
78		Gregg Friesen	
			
Elk	245
180		Gene Young	
165		Jim Malcolm	
160		Pete Janzen	
152		Kevin Groeneweg	
133		Henry Armknecht	
121		Mike Rader	
120		Tyler Hicks	
119		Dan Larson	
115		Robert Penner	
107		Cheryl Miller	
101		Carolyn Schwab	
92		Gregg Friesen	
92		Matt Gearheart	
89		Galen Pittman	
86		Glenn Caspers	
83		Nic Allen	
82		Sam Mannell	
82		Terry Mannell	
80		Tom Ewert	
78		Chet Gresham	
75		Scott Seltman	
			
Ellis	322
226		Sam Mannell	
226		Terry Mannell	
210		Henry Armknecht 	
182		Gene Young	
144		Mike Rader	
144		Nick Varvel	
130		Jim Malcolm	
129		Kevin Groeneweg	
120		Scott Seltman	
117		Pete Janzen	
106		Jeff Calhoun	
102		Matt Gearheart	
91		Carolyn Schwab	
84		Glenn Caspers	
80		Dan Larson	
79		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
78		Robert Penner	
77		Tom Ewert	
			
Ellsworth	296
270		Mike Rader	
167		Robert Kruger	
154		Pete Janzen	
152		Henry Armknecht 	
149		Kevin Groeneweg	
142		Matt Gearheart	
136		Jim Malcolm	
133		Scott Seltman	
128		Chuck Otte	
126		Tom Ewert	
121		Dan Larson	
114		Glenn Caspers	
111		Dan Gish	
108		Carolyn Schwab	
107		Jeff Calhoun	
106		Sam Mannell	
106		Terry Mannell	
103		Doris Burnett	
98		Robert Penner	
97		Galen Pittman	
96		Nick Varvel	
94		Gregg Friesen	
91		Nic Allen	
83		Carol Morgan	
82		Kathy McDowell	
81		Marie Plinsky	
80		Jaye Otte	
80		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
78		Mark Land	
			
Finney	247
183		Jeff Calhoun	
181		T. J. Walker	
176		Mike Rader	
171		Scott Seltman	
164		Kevin Groeneweg	
160		Matt Gearheart	
156		Henry Armknecht 	
154		Pete Janzen	
129		Dan Baffa	
125		Jim Malcolm	
119		Tom Ewert	
118		Dan Larson	
109		Terry Mannell	
109		Sam Mannell	
108		Trent Reed	
100		Rodney Wright	
98		Nick Varvel	
93		Galen Pittman	
87		David Seibel	
87		Dan Gish	
86		Chuck Otte	
85		Gregg Friesen	
84		Tyler Hicks	
84		Glenn Caspers	
81		Robert Penner	
80		Bill Beard	
80		Nancy Beard	
77		Nic Allen	
			
Ford	306
251		Jeff Calhoun	
162		Henry Armknecht 	
159		Kevin Groeneweg	
158		Tom Ewert	
154		Matt Gearheart	
152		Scott Seltman	
151		Galen Pittman	
127		Pete Janzen	
124		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
115		Danny Aker	
111		Doris Burnett	
110		Jim Malcolm	
109		Rodney Wright	
104		Mike Rader	
97		Nic Allen	
84		Don Merz	
84		Glenn Caspers	
82		Robert Penner	
81		Trent Reed	
80		Andrew Burnett	
79		Gregg Friesen	
78		Sam Mannell	
78		Terry Mannell	
76		Dan Larson	
			
		Franklin	235
161		Jim Malcolm	
141		Richard Johnston	
136		Matt Gearheart	
131		Galen Pittman	
131		Henry Armknecht	
130		Mick McHugh	
127		Nick Varvel	
119		Kevin Groeneweg	
110		Pete Janzen	
107		Nic Allen	
105		David Seibel	
98		Mark Land	
97		Trent Reed	
95		Carolyn Schwab	
92		Kathy McDowell	
92		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
89		Mike Rader	
89		Glenn Caspers	
87		Marie Plinsky	
85		Scott Seltman	
85		Dan Larson	
82		Sam Mannell	
82		Terry Mannell	
82		Doris Burnett	
81		Chris Albright	
			
Geary	326
303		Chuck Otte	
287		Jaye Otte	
269		Jeff Keating	
235		Doris Burnett	
213		Mike Rader	
187		Henry Armknecht 	
186		Robert Kruger	
185		Calvin Wohler	
185		Matt Gearheart	
172		John Row	
166		Scott Seltman	
156		Dan Mulhern	
153		Kevin Groeneweg	
151		Galen Pittman	
149		Nic Allen	
147		Dan Larson	
142		Dan Gish	
140		Brett Sandercock	
139		Jim Malcolm	
138		Sam Mannell	
138		Terry Mannell	
132		Carol Morgan	
132		John Zempel	
131		Mark Land	
131		Linda Zempel	
129		Nick Varvel	
128		Tom Ewert	
127		Cheryl Miller	
127		Kathy McDowell	
123		Carolyn Schwab	
119		Pete Janzen	
119		David Seibel	
112		Rodney Wright	
107		Marie Plinsky	
98		Malcolm Gold	
95		Robert Penner	
94		Charles Anderson	
92		Bill Beard	
92		Nancy Beard	
90		Debbie McKee	
90		Jeff Calhoun	
87		Mick McHugh	
85		Nathan Shipley	
82		Jenny Gearheart	
82		Glenn Caspers	
81		Gregg Friesen	
80		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
76		Mike Hudson	
			
Gove	221
152		Pete Janzen	
142		Henry Armknecht 	
118		Scott Seltman	
118		Jim Malcolm	
117		Trent Reed	
113		Kevin Groeneweg	
102		Robert Penner	
98		Matt Gearheart	
93		Glenn Caspers	
84		Jeff Calhoun	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
81		Nick Varvel	
77		Tom Ewert	
75		Mike Hudson	
			
Graham	214
162		Henry Armknecht	
157		Scott Seltman	
121		Pete Janzen	
114		Kevin Groeneweg	
112		Sam Mannell	
112		Terry Mannell	
111		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
107		Jim Malcolm	
104		Mike Rader	
101		Robert Penner	
96		Jeff Calhoun	
88		Dan Larson	
87		Glenn Caspers	
85		Matt Gearheart	
82		Doris Burnett	
78		Nic Allen	
77		Trent Reed	
76		Tom Ewert	
			
Grant	268
237		Kellye Hart	
137		Henry Armknecht	
137		Jeff Calhoun	
131		Mike Rader	
128		Pete Janzen	
126		Kevin Groeneweg	
121		Scott Seltman	
120		Matt Gearheart	
118		Jim Malcolm	
86		Sam Mannell	
86		Terry Mannell	
84		Tom Ewert	
79		Tyler Hicks	
75		Glenn Caspers	
			
Gray	235
170		Scott Seltman	
158		Jeff Calhoun	
141		Henry Armknecht	
122		Kevin Groeneweg	
119		Pete Janzen	
110		Matt Gearheart	
103		Jim Malcolm	
101		Mike Rader	
96		Gregg Friesen	
87		Nic Allen	
87		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
83		Sam Mannell	
83		Terry Mannell	
82		Galen Pittman	
82		Tom Ewert	
79		Dan Larson	
78		Glenn Caspers	
			
Greeley	209
140		Pete Janzen	
137		Henry Armknecht 	
135		Sebastian Patti	
129		Kevin Groeneweg	
115		Jim Malcolm	
113		Matt Gearheart	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
83		Mike Rader	
81		Tom Ewert	
76		Scott Seltman	
75		Glenn Caspers	
			
Greenwood	253
180		Pete Janzen	
171		Jim Malcolm	
160		Kevin Groeneweg	
147		Matt Gearheart	
142		Henry Armknecht	
121		Dan Larson	
119		Galen Pittman	
119		Mike Rader	
111		Aaron Mitchell	
110		Gregg Friesen	
109		Scott Seltman	
106		Glenn Caspers	
105		Robert Penner	
103		Cheryl Miller	
102		David Seibel	
94		Carolyn Schwab	
90		Nic Allen	
89		Doris Burnett	
86		Marie Plinsky	
83		Sam Mannell	
83		Terry Mannell	
82		Rick Tucker	
80		Chet Gresham	
79		Bill Beard	
79		Nancy Beard	
79		Jeff Calhoun	
79		Kathy McDowell	
77		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
76		Tom Ewert	
75		Tony Schaar	
			
Hamilton	268
176		Jeff Calhoun	
143		Scott Seltman	
136		Henry Armknecht 	
136		Jim Malcolm	
131		Kevin Groeneweg	
125		Pete Janzen	
111		Matt Gearheart	
107		Tom Ewert	
98		Tyler Hicks	
93		Mike Rader	
83		Glenn Caspers	
79		Sam Mannell	
79		Terry Mannell	
			
Harper	243
167		Pete Janzen	
161		Gene Young	
156		Kevin Groeneweg	
135		Henry Armknecht	
132		Tom Ewert	
126		Jeff Calhoun	
125		Jim Malcolm	
125		Glenn Caspers	
122		Corey Entriken	
108		Bill Beard	
105		Nancy Beard	
100		Scott Seltman	
98		Leon Hicks	
98		Carolyn Schwab	
96		Mike Rader	
84		Sam Mannell	
84		Terry Mannell	
83		Matt Gearheart	
			
Harvey	325
269		Bob Dester	
266		Carolyn Schwab	
254		Rod Wedel	
250		Gregg Friesen	
249		Jay Newton	
233		Pete Janzen	
227		Ethan Maynard	
206		Tyler Hicks	
200		Kevin Groeneweg	
188		Tom Ewert	
187		Cheryl Miller	
142		Henry Armknecht	
134		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
131		Nancy Beard	
130		Bill Beard	
126		Doris Burnett	
120		Jeff Calhoun	
117		Jim Malcolm	
117		Robert Penner	
111		Dan Larson	
101		Matt Gearheart	
100		James Barnes	
98		Chet Gresham	
98		Mike Rader	
93		Chuck Otte	
92		Glenn Caspers	
90		Kathy McDowell	
87		Leon Hicks	
87		Sam Mannell	
87		Terry Mannell	
86		Jaye Otte	
79		Marie Plinsky	
75		Scott Seltman	
			
Haskell	240
165		Mike Rader	
131		Henry Armknecht	
127		Jeff Calhoun	
118		Scott Seltman	
115		Kevin Groeneweg	
107		Pete Janzen	
103		Jim Malcolm	
91		Matt Gearheart	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
78		Nic Allen	
76		Glenn Caspers	
75		Dan Larson	
			
Hodgeman	245
204		Jeff Calhoun	
182		Scott Seltman	
156		Henry Armknecht	
151		Pete Janzen	
139		Matt Gearheart	
133		Kevin Groeneweg	
126		Tom Ewert	
116		Mary Pat Haddican	
115		Barry Jones	
114		Mike Rader	
113		Jim Malcolm	
104		Doris Burnett	
102		Nic Allen	
96		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
86		Galen Pittman	
84		Glenn Caspers	
83		Dan Larson	
83		Sam Mannell	
83		Terry Mannell	
79		Gregg Friesen	
79		Trent Reed	
79		Dan Mulhern	
77		Robert Penner	
			
Jackson	261
231		Mike Harding	
216		Al Schirmacher	
208		Don Merz	
185		Jim Malcolm	
184		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
175		John Zempel	
161		Chuck Otte	
153		Carol Morgan	
146		Henry Armknecht	
140		Glenn Caspers	
138		Marie Plinsky	
133		Dan Larson	
129		Matt Gearheart	
127		Galen Pittman	
115		Debbie McKee	
110		Nick Varvel	
108		Sam Mannell	
108		Terry Mannell	
107		Pete Janzen	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Kathy McDowell	
99		Jaye Otte	
97		Mike Rader	
95		Mick McHugh	
93		Scott Seltman	
91		Jeff Hansen	
88		Sue Newland	
87		Brandon Magette	
81		Tony Schaar	
78		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
78		Nic Allen	
			
Jefferson	334
291		Galen Pittman	
262		Mick McHugh	
247		Lloyd Moore	
247		Jim Malcolm	
240		David Seibel	
222		Mike Rader	
205		Glenn Caspers	
201		Sam Mannell	
201		Terry Mannell	
199		Matt Gearheart	
193		Dan Gish	
189		Bob Fisher	
187		Carol Morgan	
177		Don Merz	
175		Dan Larson	
172		Dave Henness	
161		Kathy McDowell	
160		Dave Williams	
154		Sue Newland	
151		Marie Plinsky	
151		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
150		Phil Wedge	
150		Nic Allen	
150		John Zempel	
145		Henry Armknecht 	
145		Al Schirmacher	
143		Mark Land	
139		Debra McKee	
139		Nick Varvel	
135		Chuck Otte	
132		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
129		Jaye Otte	
123		Pete Janzen	
120		Kevin Groeneweg	
115		Jeff Hansen	
113		Scott Seltman	
111		Corey Entiken	
111		Kathy Carroll	
109		Aaron Mitchell	
109		Jennifer Hammett	
106		Dan Mulhern	
102		Diane Persons	
94		Mike Harding	
93		Mike Hudson	
90		Duane Otto	
89		Malcolm Gold	
79		Tony Schaar	
			
Jewell	240
170		Henry Armknecht 	
124		Pete Janzen	
124		Scott Seltman	
122		Mike Rader	
118		Jim Malcolm	
110		Gregg Friesen	
110		Kevin Groeneweg	
107		Sam Mannell	
107		Terry Mannell	
104		Doris Burnett	
104		Chuck Otte	
101		Matt Gearheart	
98		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
95		Mike Harding	
87		Phil Wedge	
84		Glenn Caspers	
79		Jon Strong	
79		Tom Ewert	
			
Johnson	340
303		Mark Land	
301		Matt Gearheart	
292		Terry Swope	
281		Nic Allen	
264		Chris Hobbs	
261		Rodney Wright	
260		David Seibel	
259		Galen Pittman	
249		Jeff Witters	
246		Nick Varvel	
245		Aaron Mitchell	
243		Mick McHugh	
242		Trent Reed	
236		Malcolm Gold	
228		Dave Henness	
218		Jennifer Hammett	
217		Corey Entriken	
216		Mark Corder	
216		Jim Walton	
212		Lloyd Moore	
203		Steven McDaniel	
203		Dave Williams	
203		Jenny Gearheart	
201		Mike Hudson	
200		John Mallery	
196		Jim Malcolm	
190		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
186		Walter Cochran	
185		Greyson Yerby	
157		Henry Armknecht	
155		Bob Fisher	
152		Chris Fagyal	
148		Mike Rader	
148		Dan Larson	
143		Kathy Carroll	
141		Nancy Smalldon	
136		Carol Morgan	
133		Sue Calhoon	
129		Kathy McDowell	
127		Kellie Egbert	
123		Don Merz	
122		Kevin Groeneweg	
121		Pete Janzen	
115		Chuck Otte	
109		Dan Gish	
109		Nathan Shipley	
107		Debra McKee	
104		Glenn Caspers	
103		Lisa Weeks	
103		Diane Persons	
100		Bill Beard	
100		Nancy Beard	
99		Ben Rogers	
96		Joseph Mosley	
95		Sue Newland	
94		Belky Cuevas	
93		Sam Mannell	
93		Terry Mannell	
91		Jim Wilson	
89		Duane Otto	
89		Jeff Calhoun	
89		Robert Penner	
86		Scott Seltman	
85		Sue Stevenson	
84		Mark Stafford	
79		Steve Roels	
76		Tom Ewert	
75		Ashley Laubach	
			
Kearny	274
156		Henry Armknecht 	
137		Kevin Groeneweg	
131		Pete Janzen	
131		Jeff Calhoun	
127		Matt Gearheart	
125		Scott Seltman	
121		Mike Rader	
114		Jim Malcolm	
87		Mick McHugh	
79		Sam Mannell	
79		Terry Mannell	
77		Glenn Caspers	
76		Dan Larson	
75		Tyler Hicks	
			
Kingman	302
220		Pete Janzen	
192		Kevin Groeneweg	
182		Tom Ewert	
166		Mike Rader	
151		Tyler Hicks	
146		Gregg Friesen	
142		Jeff Calhoun	
141		Bill Beard	
141		Nancy Beard	
137		Henry Armknecht	
132		Jim Malcolm	
105		Matt Gearheart	
104		Leon Hicks	
103		Rod Wedel	
101		James Barnes	
101		Scott Seltman	
100		Chet Gresham	
98		Joseph Miller	
97		Carolyn Schwab	
91		Andrew Miller	
90		Galen Pittman	
88		Glenn Caspers	
87		Robert Penner	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
			
Kiowa	258
164		Jeff Calhoun	
159		Scott Seltman	
156		Jay Newton	
155		Pete Janzen	
151		Kevin Groeneweg	
142		Mike Rader	
138		Gregg Friesen	
133		Henry Armknecht 	
126		Jim Malcolm	
114		Galen Pittman	
103		Matt Gearheart	
99		Tom Ewert	
96		Dan Larson	
92		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
90		Doris Burnett	
89		Robert Penner	
84		Nic Allen	
83		Mary Pat Haddican	
83		Glenn Caspers	
77		Jonathan Vande Koppel	
77		Sam Mannell	
77		Terry Mannnell	
			
Labette	243
210		Andrew Burnett	
190		Rick Tucker	
149		Kevin Groeneweg	
146		Henry Armknecht 	
135		Pete Janzen	
131		Matt Gearheart	
118		Jim Malcolm	
98		Tom Ewert	
97		Scott Seltman	
93		Mike Rader	
85		Andrew Miller	
83		Carolyn Schwab	
82		Galen Pittman	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
79		Glenn Caspers	
79		Nic Allen	
78		Leon Hicks	
77		Dan Larson	
77		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
77		Nick Varvel	
			
Lane	215
148		Henry Armknecht 	
141		Pete Janzen	
125		Jeff Calhoun	
114		Kevin Groeneweg	
111		Scott Seltman	
109		Jim Malcolm	
92		Matt Gearheart	
88		Robert Penner	
87		Tom Ewert	
85		Glenn Caspers	
82		Trent Reed	
82		Sam Mannell	
82		Terry Mannell	
77		Nic Allen	
77		Doris Burnett	
			
Leavenworth	287
255		John Schukman	
252		Galen Pittman	
224		Dave Williams	
201		David Seibel	
190		Matt Gearheart	
188		Kathy Carroll	
185		Mike Rader	
180		Mick McHugh	
154		Dave Henness	
139		Craig Faanes	
136		Diane Persons	
127		Ron Theel	
126		Nic Allen	
126		Henry Armknecht 	
123		Mark Land	
118		Scott Seltman	
116		Dan Mulhern	
116		Glenn Caspers	
111		Steve Roels	
111		Sarah Roels	
111		Dan Larson	
110		Sam Mannell	
110		Terry Mannell	
110		Kevin Groeneweg	
108		Charles Anderson	
107		Sue Calhoon	
107		Sue Stevenson	
106		Mark Van Horn	
106		Nick Varvel	
105		Kathy McDowell	
104		Chuck Otte	
103		Jim Malcolm	
102		Aaron Mitchell	
101		Jaye Otte	
100		Pete Janzen	
97		Phil Wedge	
96		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
89		Eugene Lewis	
89		Eulalia Lewis	
89		Marie Plinsky	
86		Don Merz	
84		Gerry Parkinson	
81		Cheryl Miller	
80		Carolyn Schwab	
78		Mike Hudson	
			
Lincoln	242
200		Mike Rader	
159		Henry Armknecht	
130		Jim Malcolm	
128		Matt Gearheart	
119		Scott Seltman	
116		Pete Janzen	
114		Doris Burnett	
107		Chuck Otte	
106		Kevin Groeneweg	
99		Robert Penner	
94		Sam Mannell	
94		Terry Mannell	
89		Nic Allen	
86		Tom Ewert	
85		Gregg Friesen	
82		Galen Pittman	
79		Dan Larson	
75		Glenn Caspers	
			
Linn	334
287		Chris Hobbs	
281		Mick McHugh	
273		Lloyd Moore	
265		Galen Pittman	
262		Mark Corder	
247		Bob Fisher	
241		Matt Gearheart	
232		Mark Land	
226		David Seibel	
220		Dave Henness	
212		Nick Varvel	
208		Malcolm Gold	
206		Aaron Mitchell	
203		Trent Reed	
202		Nic Allen	
196		Phil Wedge	
181		Dave Williams	
178		Jennifer Hammett	
174		Jim Malcolm	
173		Lowell Johnson	
170		Mike Rader	
160		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
160		John Mallery	
153		Pete Janzen	
147		Harry Gregory	
144		Steven McDaniel	
140		Henry Armknecht 	
139		Corey Entriken	
139		Kathy Carroll	
135		Sue Calhoon	
135		Sue Stevenson	
135		Diane Persons	
134		Sue Newland	
133		Dan Mulhern	
130		Scott Seltman	
129		Andrew Burnett	
129		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
126		Dan Larson	
125		Doris Burnett	
122		Tyler Hicks	
121		Glenn Caspers	
121		John Zempel	
118		Gregg Friesen	
117		Rodney Wright	
116		Sam Mannell	
116		Terry Mannell	
115		Mike Hudson	
111		Chet Gresham	
110		Carol Morgan	
109		Tom Ewert	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
99		Jenny Gearheart	
98		Chuck Otte	
96		Chris Fagyal	
96		Carolyn Schwab	
90		Edge Wade	
90		Kelli Egbert	
86		Greyson Yerby	
86		Debbie McKee	
85		Brandon Magette	
84		Lisa Edwards	
82		Ashley Laubach	
80		Kathy McDowell	
78		Jon Strong	
76		Dan Gish	
			
Logan	214
170		Pete Janzen	
139		Henry Armknecht	
121		Jim Malcolm	
117		Matt Gearheart	
110		Robert Penner	
106		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Scott Seltman	
98		Tom Ewert	
96		Trent Reed	
96		Sam Mannell	
96		Terry Mannell	
94		Dan Mulhern	
82		Glenn Caspers	
75		Mike Hudson	
			
Lyon	310
223		Alexis Powell	
212		Jim Malcolm	
191		Matt Gearheart	
159		Jeff Witters	
158		Galen Pittman	
157		Nic Allen	
156		Dan Larson	
150		Pete Janzen	
143		Kevin Groeneweg	
138		Mark Land	
130		Bill Trelc Jr.	
130		Henry Armknecht	
130		Doris Burnett	
128		Dan Mulhern	
127		Mike Rader	
125		Mick McHugh	
123		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
122		Glenn Caspers	
118		Chuck Otte	
116		Nick Varvel	
114		Dan Gish	
109		Tom Ewert	
107		Aaron Mitchell	
105		Marie Plinsky	
104		David Seibel	
101		Kathy McDowell	
100		Scott Seltman	
99		Jennifer Hammett	
99		Robert Penner	
94		Sue Newland	
93		Carol Morgan	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
86		Jaye Otte	
81		Trent Reed	
76		Malcolm Gold	
			
Marion	283
229		Jim Wilson	
216		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
216		Tristan Weinbrenner	
207		Tom Ewert	
199		Chet Gresham	
160		Jim Malcolm	
156		Pete Janzen	
155		Kevin Groeneweg	
147		Gregg Friesen 	
145		Henry Armknecht 	
139		Carolyn Schwab	
129		Jeff Calhoun	
124		Matt Gearheart	
123		Chuck Otte	
119		Nancy Beard	
117		Bill Beard	
116		Robert Penner	
113		Cheryl Miller	
106		Rod Wedel	
106		Mike Rader	
105		Ethan Maynard	
103		Doris Burnett	
102		Tyler Hicks	
101		Scott Seltman	
100		Nic Allen	
94		Leon Hicks	
93		Glenn Caspers	
92		Galen Pittman	
92		Jaye Otte	
83		Sam Mannell	
83		Terry Mannell	
83		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
82		Nick Varvel	
82		Malcolm Gold	
79		Kathy McDowell	
78		Todd Becker	
78		Marie Plinsky	
76		Mick McHugh	
76		Dan Larson	
			
Marshall	246
215		Tom Parker	
138		Henry Armknecht	
121		Dan Thalmann	
116		Pete Janzen	
112		Jim Malcolm	
109		Dan Mulhern	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		Chuck Otte	
104		Doris Burnett	
93		Nic Allen	
92		Sam Mannell	
92		Terry Mannell	
88		Galen Pittman	
85		Mike Rader	
84		Matt Gearheart	
80		Scott Seltman	
79		Robert Penner	
78		Gregg Friesen	
77		Glenn Caspers	
77		Dan Larson	
			
McPherson	290
242		Steve Lansaw	
227		Tristen Weinbrenner	
182		Ethan Maynard	
173		Robert Kruger	
164		Tom Ewert	
160		Pete Janzen	
157		Jim Malcolm	
157		Kevin Groeneweg	
156		Henry Armknecht	
152		Gregg Friesen	
144		Doris Burnett	
136		Gerry Parkinson	
128		Matt Gearheart	
125		Bill Beard	
125		Nancy Beard	
108		Tyler Hicks	
107		Chuck Otte	
102		Galen Pittman	
102		Carolyn Schwab	
100		Scott Seltman	
97		Rod Wedel	
93		Mike Rader	
93		Robert Penner	
92		Leon Hicks	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
90		John Mallery	
84		Glenn Caspers	
81		Nic Allen	
79		Dan Larson	
78		Jeff Calhoun	
77		Chet Gresham	
77		Kathy McDowell	
76		Jay Otte	
			
Meade	313
166		Gene Young	
166		Jeff Calhoun	
164		Henry Armknecht 	
158		Galen Pittman	
152		Pete Janzen	
148		Kevin Groeneweg	
145		Matt Gearheart	
137		Scott Seltman	
134		Lisa Edwards 	
128		Tyler Hicks	
119		Tom Ewert	
114		Gregg Friesen	
107		Mick McHugh	
105		Jim Malcolm	
102		Bill Beard	
100		Nancy Beard	
98		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
93		Dan Larson	
92		Mike Rader	
88		Glenn Caspers	
86		Sam Mannell	
86		Terry Mannell	
83		Robert Penner	
80		Mark Land	
75		David Seibel	
			
Miami	299
235		Matt Gearheart	
232		Nick Varvel	
225		Trent Reed	`
224		Mark Land	
210		Lloyd Moore	
202		Nic Allen	
196		Mick McHugh	
196		Malcolm Gold	
193		Jeff Witters	
188		Rodney Wright	
181		Dave Henness	
179		Aaron Mitchell	
166		Jim Malcolm	
159		Galen Pittman	
150		Henry Armknecht	
149		Jennifer Hammett	
128		Mike Hudson	
127		John Mallery	
126		Pete Janzen	
125		David Seibel	
120		Mike Rader	
119		Doris Burnett	
117		Jim Walton	
117		Corey Entiken	
116		Dan Larson	
114		Kelli Egbert	
109		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
106		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		Greyson Yerby	
99		Kathy McDowell	
97		Marie Plinsky	
92		Jim Wilson	
92		Sam Mannell	
92		Terry Mannell	
92		Glenn Caspers	
90		Jenny Gearheart	
86		Diane Persons	
83		Kathy Carroll	
81		Walter Cochran	
75		Scott Seltman	
			
Mitchell	273
237		Henry Armknecht 	
205		Mike Rader	
167		Scott Seltman	
145		Glenn Caspers	
136		Jay Newton	
135		Doris Burnett	
129		Matt Gearheart	
125		Carolyn Schwab	
124		Chuck Otte	
123		Jim Malcolm	
117		Pete Janzen	
110		Robert Penner	
110		Phil Wedge	
108		Gregg Friesen	
107		Sam Mannell	
107		Terry Mannell	
107		Dan Larson	
103		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	256
199		Andrew Burnett	
161		Jim Malcolm	
159		Henry Armknecht 	
153		Kevin Groeneweg	
151		Pete Janzen	
118		David Mills	
109		Glenn Caspers	
109		Dan Larson	
108		Matt Gearheart	
103		Galen Pittman	
101		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
95		Nic Allen	
93		Nick Varvel	
92		Gregg Friesen	
92		Mike Rader	
90		Rick Tucker	
89		Scott Seltman	
80		Sam Mannell	
80		Terry Mannell	
79		Carolyn Schwab	
79		Tom Ewert	
76		Chet Gresham 	
76		Leon Hicks	
75		Jeff Calhoun	
			
Morris	245
205		Jim Malcolm	
172		Chuck Otte	
150		Henry Armknecht	
144		Matt Gearheart	
128		Kevin Groeneweg	
122		Nick Varvel	
120		Glenn Caspers	
120		Doris Burnett	
118		Pete Janzen	
112		Brett Sandercock	
109		Jaye Otte	
105		Tom Ewert	
100		Scott Seltman	
100		Sam Mannell	
100		Terry Mannell	
96		Robert Kruger	
94		Mike Rader	
93		Dan Larson	
93		Carolyn Schwab	
89		Carol Morgan	
88		Galen Pittman	
86		Jenny Gearheart	
85		Kathy McDowell	
84		Robert Penner	
83		John Row	
80		Mark Land	
80		Marie Plinsky	
79		Jeff Calhoun	
78		Jane Withee Hebert	
76		Mick McHugh	
			
Morton	378
331		Sebastian Patti	
318		Mike Rader	
315		Scott Seltman	
284		Galen Pittman	
278		Brandon Percival	
277		Max Thompson	
272		Mick McHugh	
265		Chet Gresham 	
264		Pete Janzen	
263		Mark Corder	
261		Matt Gearheart	
254		Chris Hobbs	
248		Dave Williams	
243		Gene Young	
242		Tyler Hicks	
242		Kevin Groeneweg	
238		Jim Malcolm	
238		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
236		Bob Fisher	
236		Jeff Calhoun	
213		David Seibel	
210		Gregg Friesen	
206		Mark Land	
206		Glenn Caspers	
206		Doris Burnett	
200		Lisa Edwards	
200		Henry Armknecht	
189		Leon Hicks	
185		Tom Ewert	
185		Nic Allen	
176		Robert Penner	
168		Dan Gish	
165		Carolyn Schwab	
165		Dan Larson	
163		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
160		Andrew Burnett	
156		Nathan Shipley	
155		Dan Mulhern	
150		Kellye Hart	
150		Cheryl Miller	
143		Rod Wedel	
143		Chuck Otte	
141		Jaye Otte	
140		Charles Anderson	
137		Aaron Mitchell	
120		Danny Aker	
119		Craig Faanes	
112		Phil Wedge	
112		Brandon Magette	
108		Edge Wade	
108		Trent Reed	
105		Lowell Johnson	
104		Jimmy Woodard	
103		Rodney Wright	
101		Nancy Beard	
100		Bill Beard	
100		Nick Varvel	
98		Robert Kruger	
94		Eulalia Lewis	
94		Eugene Lewis	
92		Mike Hudson	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
88		James Barnes	
86		Mary Pat Haddican	
85		John Row	
83		Debra McKee	
83		Chris Fagyal	
82		Jim Wilson	
76		Jon Strong	
75		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
			
Nemaha	239
196		Rosella Royer	
150		Chuck Otte	
146		Don Merz	
139		Matt Gearheart	
137		Galen Pittman	
131		Jim Malcolm	
129		John Schukman	
128		Henry Armknecht	
120		Pete Janzen	
113		Kevin Groeneweg	
108		Dan Larson	
105		Carol Morgan	
104		Sam Mannell	
104		Terry Mannell	
100		Nic Allen	
97		Glenn Caspers	
96		Mike Rader	
91		Tony Schaar	
90		Robert Penner	
86		Doris Burnett	
84		Kathy McDowell	
83		Scott Seltman	
81		Ron Marteney	
81		Marie Plinsky	
80		Sue Newland	
79		Gregg Friesen	
79		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
76		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
75		Jon Strong	
75		John Zempel	
			
Neosho	286
284		Andrew Burnett	
185		Rick Tucker	
174		Matt Gearheart	
173		Henry Armknecht	
169		Jim Malcolm	
168		Kevin Groeneweg	
158		Pete Janzen	
153		Dave Henness	
151		Nick Varvel	
127		Jeff Witters	
116		Mike Rader	
115		Tyler Hicks	
115		Carolyn Schwab	
111		Chet Gresham	
106		Galen Pittman	
104		Glenn Caspers	
102		Tom Ewert	
101		Scott Seltman	
98		Marie Plinsky	
98		Sam Mannell	
97		Kathy McDowell	
95		Mick McHugh	
94		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
93		Robert Penner	
93		Trent Reed	
86		Nic Allen	
83		Leon Hicks	
83		Rodney Wright	
82		Doris Burnett	
81		Terry Mannell	
81		John Mallery	
81		Chuck Otte	
80		Jaye Otte	
79		Dan Larson	
			
Ness	215
160		Henry Armknecht 	
150		Pete Janzen	
137		Scott Seltman	
123		Jim Malcolm	
117		Jeff Calhoun	
113		Kevin Groeneweg	
109		Matt Gearheart	
100		Tom Ewert	
91		Glenn Caspers	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
84		Trent Reed	
78		Robert Penner	
78		Mike Rader	
78		Nick Varvel	
77		Nic Allen	
			
Norton	241
188		Scott Seltman	
188		Henry Armknecht 	
155		Jim Malcolm	
143		Pete Janzen	
143		Kevin Groeneweg	
134		Glenn Caspers	
133		Mike Rader	
133		Matt Gearheart	
118		Brett Sandercock	
114		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
113		David Seibel	
109		Sam Mannell	
109		Terry Mannell	
109		Nic Allen	
99		Jeff Calhoun	
97		Dan Larson	
96		Doris Burnett	
91		Nick Varvel	
89		Tom Ewert	
84		John Row	
80		Atcha Nolan	
			
Osage	316
280		Jim Malcolm	
228		Matt Gearheart	
206		Mick McHugh	
199		Nic Allen	
182		Robert Fisher	
181		Glenn Caspers	
180		Dan Larson	
177		Galen Pittman	
164		Mark Land	
156		Nick Varvel	
154		Tyler Hicks	
154		Kathy McDowell	
145		Carol Morgan	
143		Dan Gish	
143		Marie Plinsky	
138		Henry Armknecht	
127		Pete Janzen	
123		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
123		Sue Newland	
122		David Seibel	
120		Debbie McKee	
118		Jennifer Hammett	
116		Aaron Mitchell	
114		Jenny Gearheart	
109		Malcolm Gold	
106		Sam Mannell	
106		Terry Mannell	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
102		Scott Seltman	
102		Jeff Hansen	
95		Chris Fagyal	
91		Doris Burnett	
89		Phil Wedge	
89		Mike Rader	
89		Chuck Otte	
89		Trent Reed	
89		Mike Hudson	
87		Jon Strong	
80		Don Merz	
78		Rodney Wright	
76		Jaye Otte	
76		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
			
Osborne	230
219		Henry Armknecht 	
165		Charles Anderson	
152		Mike Rader	
110		Kevin Groeneweg	
109		Jim Malcolm	
104		Pete Janzen	
101		Scott Seltman	
100		Matt Gearheart	
88		Sam Mannell	
88		Terry Mannell	
88		Glenn Caspers	
79		Robert Penner	
78		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
			
Ottawa	236
156		Henry Armknecht 	
129		Jim Malcolm	
129		Chuck Otte	
116		Mike Rader	
110		Matt Gearheart	
104		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Pete Janzen	
101		Scott Seltman	
100		Jaye Otte	
92		Doris Burnett	
84		Sam Mannell	
84		Terry Mannell	
82		Glenn Caspers	
81		Dan Gish	
79		Nic Allen	
			
Pawnee	299
293		Scott Seltman	
152		Barry Jones	
151		Pete Janzen	
148		Mike Rader	
140		Henry Armknecht 	
132		Jeff Calhoun	
129		Mary Pat Haddican	
129		Jim Malcolm	
127		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
126		Matt Gearheart	
124		Kevin Groeneweg	
114		Galen Pittman	
114		Mike Harding	
96		Sam Mannell	
96		Terry Mannell	
91		Tom Ewert	
88		Nic Allen	
87		Robert Penner	
86		Doris Burnett	
78		Dan Larson	
77		Chuck Otte	
77		Glenn Caspers	
			
Phillips	268
207		Mike Rader	
184		Henry Armknecht 	
167		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
161		Scott Seltman	
149		Shannon Rothchild	
148		Pete Janzen	
147		Kevin Groeneweg	
145		Matt Gearheart	
126		Glenn Caspers	
123		Tom Ewert	
113		Jim Malcolm	
111		Sam Mannell	
111		Terry Mannell	
106		Dan Larson	
101		Nic Allen	
99		Chuck Otte	
99		John Row	
99		Cheryl Miller	
97		Doris Burnett	
96		Mark Land	
94		Nick Varvel	
89		Jenny Gearheart	
81		David Seibel	
81		Jeff Calhoun	
80		Robert Penner	
77		Rick Tucker	
			
Pottawatomie	321
275		Ted Cable	
274		Doris Burnett	
253		Brandon Magette	
222		Lowell Johnson	
217		John Row	
207		Dan Mulhern	
202		Jim Malcolm	
202		Mike Rader	
197		Gene Young	
189		Carol Morgan	
177		Henry Armknecht 	
167		Mike Hudson	
161		Charles Anderson	
157		Brett Sandercock	
144		Chuck Otte	
143		Galen Pittman	
138		Matt Gearheart	
133		Sue Newland	
133		Debra McKee	
130		John Zempel	
126		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
125		Sam Mannell	
125		Terry Mannell	
124		Kevin Groeneweg	
120		Dan Larson	
119		Glenn Caspers	
114		Pete Janzen	
113		Marie Plinsky	
112		Don Merz	
109		Kathy McDowell	
108		T. J. Walker	
104		Jaye Otte	
102		Nathan Shipley	
101		Nick Varvel	
101		Nic Allen	
95		Mick McHugh	
94		Judd Patterson	
94		Robert Penner	
85		Jeff Calhoun	
84		Tom Parker	
83		Scott Seltman	
83		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
82		Jennifer Hammett	
79		Rodney Wright	
			
Pratt	298
248		Mike Rader	
173		Scott Seltman	
159		Pete Janzen	
143		Henry Armknecht 	
140		Linda Loomis	
140		Jeff Calhoun	
134		Mary Pat Haddican	
134		Kevin Groeneweg	
131		Matt Gearheart	
118		Tom Ewert	
108		Jim Malcolm	
106		Aaron Mitchell	
101		Galen Pittman	
99		Gregg Friesen	
95		Robert Penner	
94		Mark Land	
91		Chuck Otte	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
90		Glenn Caspers	
90		Dan Larson	
88		Jaye Otte	
84		Bill Beard	
83		Nancy Beard	
81		Kathy McDowell	
78		Chet Gresham	
			
Rawlins	209
153		Henry Armknecht 	
144		Matt Gearheart	
128		Pete Janzen	
112		Mark Land	
111		Kevin Groeneweg	
101		Jim Malcolm	
95		Dan Larson	
88		Sam Mannell	
88		Terry Mannell	
81		Jon Strong	
81		Glenn Caspers	
80		Tom Ewert	
			
Reno	336
264		Andrew Miller	
258		Joseph Miller	
258		Pete Janzen	
227		Kevin Groeneweg	
219		Tom Ewert	
204		Harry Gregory	
185		Mike Rader	
181		Chet Gresham	
178		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
170		Bill Beard	
170		Nancy Beard	
163		Matt Gearheart	
161		Cheryl Miller	
159		Carolyn Schwab	
157		Jeff Calhoun	
156		Tyler Hicks	
155		Henry Armknecht 	
153		Doris Burnett	
150		Scott Seltman	
142		James Barnes	
137		Gregg Friesen	
137		Rod Wedel	
131		Jeff McIntyre	
125		Jim Malcolm	
120		Mary Pat Haddican	
117		Ethan Maynard	
113		Galen Pittman	
107		Leon Hicks	
103		Nic Allen	
101		Nick Varvel	
99		Chuck Otte	
97		Glenn Caspers	
96		Carol Morgan	
96		Sam Mannell	
96		Terry Mannell	
88		Tristen Weinbrenner	
88		Ben Rogers	
88		Rodney Wright	
88		Mark Land	
82		Marie Plinsky	
81		Kathy McDowell	
80		David Seibel	
79		Robert Penner	
76		Trent Reed	
			
Republic	217
135		Henry Armknecht 	
127		Jim Malcolm	
114		Matt Gearheart	
109		Chuck Otte	
107		Doris Burnett	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Pete Janzen	
103		Mike Rader	
97		Gregg Friesen	
85		Nic Allen	
81		Scott Seltman	
79		Sam Mannell	
79		Terry Mannell	
77		Glenn Caspers	
76		Phil Wedge	
75		Eulalia Lewis	
75		Eugene Lewis	
			
Rice	249
187		Levi Beaver	
152		Pete Janzen	
150		Mike Rader	
148		Jim Malcolm	
140		Henry Armknecht 	
119		Kevin Groeneweg	
116		Scott Seltman	
111		Galen Pittman	
111		Matt Gearheart	
108		Nick Varvel	
96		Robert Kruger	
94		Gregg Friesen	
92		Robert Penner	
92		Glenn Caspers	
91		Tom Ewert	
90		Kathy McDowell	
87		Mary Pat Haddican	
86		Jeff Calhoun	
83		Chuck Otte	
83		Doris Burnett	
81		Sam Mannell	
81		Terry Mannell	
79		Jaye Otte	
75		Marie Plinsky	
			
Riley	358
291		Lowell Johnson	
289		Ted Cable	
281		Doris Burnett	
268		Brett Sandercock	
266		Dave Rintoul	
258		John Row	
235		Jeff Keating	
229		Mike Rader	
228		Dan Mulhern	
194		Nathan Shipley	
182		Chuck Otte	
171		Jim Malcolm	
171		Mike Hudson	
170		Henry Armknecht 	
167		Jaye Otte	
161		Tom Parker	
159		Charles Anderson	
158		Judd Patterson	
149		Matt Gearheart	
134		Carol Morgan	
133		Dan Larson	
124		Galen Pittman	
121		Jane Withee Hebert	
120		T. J. Walker	
120		Pete Janzen	
111		Nic Allen	
110		Kevin Groeneweg	
108		Glenn Caspers	
106		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
105		Dan Gish	
105		Sam Mannell	
105		Terry Mannell	
103		Scott Seltman	
100		Nick Varvel	
100		John Zempel	
99		Calvin Wohler	
99		Debra McKee	
95		Jeff Calhoun	
91		Tyler Hicks	
91		Mick McHugh	
87		Glenn Walbek	
86		Brandon Magette	
84		Trent Reed	
82		Don Merz	
81		Steve Roels	
81		Sue Newland	
80		Dan Thalmann	
80		Tom Ewert	
78		Jennifer Hammett	
78		Malcolm Gold	
77		Kathy McDowell	
			
Rooks	281
246		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
201		Henry Armknecht 	
167		Scott Seltman	
160		Mike Rader	
140		Matt Gearheart	
134		Pete Janzen	
133		Nick Varvel	
119		Sam Mannell	
119		Terry Mannell	
118		Nic Allen	
116		Jim Malcolm	
113		Jeff Calhoun	
112		Kevin Groeneweg	
111		Jenny Gearheart	
103		Tom Ewert	
88		Robert Penner	
86		Dan Larson	
85		David Seibel	
84		Doris Burnett	
77		Glenn Caspers	
			
Rush	269
253		Scott Seltman	
161		Henry Armknecht 	
157		Mike Rader	
127		Jim Malcolm	
121		Pete Janzen	
108		Robert Penner	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
104		Matt Gearheart	
104		Jeff Calhoun	
101		Nick Varvel	
85		Sam Mannell	
85		Terry Mannell	
81		Gregg Friesen	
81		Glenn Caspers	
81		Doris Burnett	
78		Tom Ewert	
			
Russell	334
303		Mike Rader	
203		Henry Armknecht 	
162		Scott Seltman	
160		Matt Gearheart	
158		Sam Mannell	
158		Terry Mannell	
139		Jim Malcolm	
130		Jeff Calhoun	
126		Pete Janzen	
121		Nic Allen	
114		Nick Varvel	
112		Kevin Groeneweg	
111		Chuck Otte	
107		Robert Kruger	
105		Doris Burnett	
104		Robert Penner	
103		Tom Ewert	
100		Gregg Friesen	
95		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
94		Glenn Caspers	
90		Dan Larson	
89		Andrew Burnett	
88		Rob Graham	
88		Carol Morgan	
87		Jennifer Hammett	
82		John Row	
80		Mark Land	
80		Jon Strong	
			
Saline	268
170		Mike Rader	
155		Bill Trelc Jr. 	
148		Doris Burnett	
141		Kat Farres	
140		Dennis Farres	
136		Henry Armknecht 	
132		Jim Malcolm	
130		Judd Patterson	
124		Chuck Otte	
112		Pete Janzen	
109		Galen Pittman	
109		Scott Seltman	
105		David Weible	
105		Kevin Groeneweg	
104		Matt Gearheart	
103		Jaye Otte	
97		Dan Larson	
95		Sam Mannell	
95		Terry Mannell	
93		Robert Kruger	
90		Glenn Caspers	
82		Robert Penner	
81		Kathy McDowell	
81		Marie Plinsky	
79		Tom Ewert	
77		Gregg Friesen	
75		Nick Varvel	
			
Scott	291
218		Scott Seltman	
180		Henry Armknecht	
160		Jeff Calhoun	
158		Mike Rader	
153		Pete Janzen	
145		Matt Gearheart	
140		Kevin Groeneweg	
137		Mike Hudson	
130		Nick Varvel	
129		Tom Ewert	
121		Jim Malcolm	
113		Trent Reed	
112		Gregg Friesen	
102		Doris Burnett	
101		Sam Mannell	
101		Terry Mannell	
95		Glenn Caspers	
94		Galen Pittman	
94		Rodney Wright	
80		Dan Larson	
78		Chuck Otte	
78		Jaye Otte	
76		Robert Penner	
			
Sedgwick	382
346		Pete Janzen	
307		John Northrup	
291		Kevin Groeneweg	
284		Chet Gresham	
269		Bill Beard	
269		Jeff Calhoun	
264		Nancy Beard	
259		James Barnes 	
254		Tyler Hicks	
246		Tom Ewert	
235		Gene Young	
230		Leon Hicks	
227		Jay Newton	
222		Cheryl Miller	
206		Carolyn Schwab	
181		Ben Rogers	
178		Charles Anderson	
168		Rod Wedel	
167		Harry Gregory	
160		Matt Gearheart	
155		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
152		Henry Armknecht 	
149		Jim Malcolm	
148		Jim Wilson	
137		Doris Burnett	
136		Scott Seltman	
136		Gregg Friesen	
133		Chuck Otte	
130		Bill Trelc Jr.	
129		Ethan Maynard	
123		Sam Mannell	
123		Terry Mannell	
122		Nic Allen	
117		Mark Land	
116		Tony Schaar	
116		Mike Rader	
112		Andrew Miller	
108		Dan Larson	
108		Jaye Otte	
108		Glenn Caspers	
107		Nick Varvel	
106		Dallas Hewett	
103		Galen Pittman	
89		David Seibel	
85		Andrew Burnett	
77		Robert Penner	
77		Aaron Kim-Luellen	
75		Kathy McDowell	
			
Seward	293
237		Mike Rader	
184		Lisa Edwards 	
181		Jeff Calhoun	
156		Mick McHugh	
156		Kevin Groeneweg	
155		Henry Armknecht 	
155		Galen Pittman	
150		Scott Seltman	
121		Jim Malcolm	
114		Tom Ewert	
111		Pete Janzen	
109		Kellye Hart	
103		Chet Gresham	
102		Nick Varvel	
98		Tyler Hicks	
98		Matt Gearheart	
96		Gregg Friesen	
93		Glenn Caspers	
89		Trent Reed	
82		Sam Mannell	
82		Terry Mannell	
81		David Seibel	
81		Jonathan Vande Koppel	
79		Rodney Wright	
79		Malcolm Gold	
77		Robert Penner	
			
Shawnee	329
289		Jim Malcolm	
250		Dan Larson	
249		Carol Morgan	
247		Dan Gish	
237		Glenn Caspers	
230		Jeff Hansen	
224		Debra McKee	
222		Marie Plinsky	
220		Don Merz	
209		Sue Newland	
209		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
200		Kathy McDowell	
192		John Zempel	
177		Sam Mannell	
177		Terry Mannell	
176		Galen Pittman	
165		Matt Gearheart	
165		Randy Kennedy	
148		Carolyn Schwab	
148		Brandon Magette	
147		Henry Armknecht 	
135		Kelli Egbert	
133		Mike Harding	
125		Mick McHugh	
123		David Seibel	
118		John Row	
116		Chuck Otte	
114		Bill Trelc Jr. 	
114		Mike Rader	
110		Pete Janzen	
110		Nick Varvel	
109		Michelle Folster	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
103		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
94		Russ Mauzy	
93		Jaye Otte	
88		Mark Land	
86		Robert Penner	
84		Scott Seltman	
81		Jon Strong	
81		Tony Schaar	
81		Mike Hudson	
80		Gregg Friesen	
79		Nic Allen	
78		Doris Burnett	
			
Sheridan	235
154		Henry Armknecht 	
109		Pete Janzen	
102		Jim Malcolm	
101		Matt Gearheart	
100		Kevin Groeneweg	
96		Scott Seltman	
93		Mike Rader	
85		Glenn Caspers	
84		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
80		Sam Mannell	
80		Terry Mannell	
80		Doris Burnett	
75		Robert Penner	
			
Sherman	283
264		John Palmquist	
159		Henry Armknecht 	
154		Pete Janzen	
143		Matt Gearheart	
135		Kevin Groeneweg	
101		Mark Land	
101		Jim Malcolm	
98		Mike Rader	
98		Scott Seltman	
85		Sam Mannell	
85		Terry Mannell	
84		Tony Schaar	
83		Doris Burnett	
81		Glenn Caspers	
78		Robert Penner	
76		Tom Ewert	
			
Smith	210
183		Mike Rader	
168		Henry Armknecht 	
127		Glenn Caspers	
126		Shannon Rothchild	
111		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		Jim Malcolm	
100		Pete Janzen	
90		Scott Seltman	
77		Sam Mannell	
77		Terry Mannell	
77		Robert Penner	
77		Matt Gearheart	
			
Stafford	358
313		Mike Rader	
295		Scott Seltman	
285		Barry Jones	
270		Robert Penner	
248		Max Thompson	
248		Gene Young	
245		Tyler Hicks	
243		Pete Janzen	
241		Mick McHugh	
241		Mary Pat Haddican	
240		Matt Gearheart	
239		Galen Pittman	
239		Kevin Groeneweg	
238		Jay Newton	
234		Bob Fisher	
232		Lloyd Moore	
230		David Seibel	
225		Andrew Miller	
221		Joseph Miller	
220		Gregg Friesen	
220		Kathy McDowell	
218		Marie Plinsky	
217		Jim Malcolm	
214		Craig Faanes	
214		Chet Gresham	
214		Harry Gregory	
212		Henry Armknecht 	
211		Bill Beard	
210		Nancy Beard	
209		Cheryl Miller	
208		Leon Hicks	
207		Nic Allen	
206		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
206		Mark Land	
205		Jeff Calhoun	
204		Chuck Otte	
204		Carolyn Schwab	
202		John Northrup	
201		Doris Burnett	
200		Aaron Mitchell	
199		Tom Ewert	
197		Brett Sandercock	
197		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
196		Dan Mulhern	
196		Glenn Caspers	
193		Malcolm Gold	
192		Sam Mannell	
192		Terry Mannell	
187		Dan Larson	
186		Phil Wedge	
184		Dan Gish	
184		Nick Varvel	
179		Jaye Otte	
177		James Barnes	
172		Rob Graham	
161		Andrew Burnett	
160		Rod Wedel	
159		Jennifer Hammett	
157		Trent Reed	
155		Sue Newland	
154		Ben Rogers	
152		Charles Anderson	
147		John Mallery	
143		Bill Trelc Jr. 	
143		Carol Morgan	
142		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
141		Don Merz	
140		Edge Wade 	
140		Ethan Maynard	
136		Jimmy Woodard	
132		Debra McKee	
127		Jeff McIntyre	
122		Lowell Johnson	
121		Lisa Edwards 	
116		Jim Wilson	
114		John Row	
114		Linda Vadosh Zempel	
110		Danny Akers	
108		Steven McDaniel	
108		Kathy Carroll	
108		Brandon Magette	
105		Judd Patterson	
104		Rodney Wright	
102		Nathan Shipley	
100		Curtis Wolf	
97		Greyson Yerby	
97		Mike Harding	
96		Atcha Nolan	
95		Chris Fagyal	
95		Diane Persons	
93		Mike Hudson	
90		John Zempel	
89		Dallas Hewett	
88		Jon Strong	
87		Walter Cochran	
83		Kelli Egbert	
80		Corey Entriken	
			
Stanton	224
136		Henry Armknecht	
130		Jim Malcolm	
122		Scott Seltman	
114		Mike Rader	
111		Jeff Calhoun	
110		Pete Janzen	
107		Kevin Groeneweg	
84		Matt Gearheart	
81		Tom Ewert	
80		Sam Mannell	
80		Terry Mannell	
80		Robert Penner	
76		Glenn Caspers	
			
Stevens	226
146		Mike Rader	
138		Jim Malcolm	
135		Scott Seltman	
125		Henry Armknecht	
122		Kevin Groeneweg	
121		Pete Janzen	
120		Jeff Calhoun	
106		Matt Gearheart	
90		Nic Allen	
84		Glenn Caspers	
82		Tom Ewert	
80		Sam Mannell	
80		Terry Mannell	
79		Robert Penner	
			
Sumner	323
297		Max Thompson	
289		Gene Young	
238		Tyler Hicks	
234		Kevin Groeneweg	
227		Leon Hicks	
207		Pete Janzen	
207		David Seibel	
198		Jeff Calhoun	
181		Mike Rader	
180		Carolyn Schwab	
164		Tom Ewert	
159		Henry Armknecht	
150		Matt Gearheart	
145		Nancy Beard	
143		Bill Beard	
143		Jim Malcolm	
131		Chet Gresham	
129		James Barnes	
127		Scott Seltman	
112		Sam Mannell	
112		Terry Mannell	
102		Glenn Caspers	
98		Chuck Otte	
97		Dan Larson	
97		Doris Burnett	
94		Galen Pittman	
92		Nic Allen	
87		Cheryl Miller	
85		Mark Land	
82		Jaye Otte	
			
Thomas	212
151		Henry Armknecht 	
123		Pete Janzen	
111		William Piper	
109		Kevin Groeneweg	
101		Jim Malcolm	
90		Sam Mannell	
90		Terry Mannell	
90		Matt Gearheart	
79		Robert Penner	
77		Glenn Caspers	
76		Scott Seltman	
			
Trego	261
206		Scott Seltman	
186		Henry Armknecht 	
154		Mike Rader	
137		Matt Gearheart	
133		Kevin Groeneweg	
125		Jim Malcolm	
125		Nick Varvel	
125		Jeff Calhoun	
116		Pete Janzen	
106		Lloyd Moore	
105		Sam Mannell	
105		Terry Mannell	
100		Gregg Friesen	
99		Aaron Mitchell	
91		Tom Ewert	
83		Eulalia Lewis	
83		Eugene Lewis	
82		Chuck Otte	
78		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
78		Glenn Caspers	
			
Wabaunsee	269
232		Jim Malcolm	
169		Brandon Magette	
166		Carol Morgan	
151		Matt Gearheart	
150		Henry Armknecht 	
142		Chuck Otte	
142		Dan Larson	
141		Galen Pittman	
133		Dan Gish	
125		John Row	
119		Doris Burnett	
115		Nick Varvel	
114		Glenn Caspers	
110		Mike Hudson	
109		Kathy Bandyk	
106		Kevin Groeneweg	
106		John Zempel	
105		Pete Janzen	
105		Linda Zempel	
101		Mick McHugh	
101		Sam Mannell	
101		Terry Mannell	
101		Mike Rader	
99		Kathy McDowell	
98		Jenny Gearheart	
98		Jeff Hansen	
96		Nic Allen	
96		Debby McKee	
94		Jaye Otte	
94		Debra McKee	
94		Sue Newland	
91		Marie Plinsky	
84		Robert Penner	
82		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
76		Malcolm Gold	
75		Greyson Yerby	
			
Wallace	212
145		Henry Armknecht 	
125		Pete Janzen	
118		Kevin Groeneweg	
105		Matt Gearheart	
102		Jim Malcolm	
88		Sam Mannell	
88		Terry Mannell	
87		Scott Seltman	
87		Tom Ewert	
85		Glenn Caspers	
78		Robert Penner	
			
Washington	257
221		Dan Thalmann	
208		Warren Buss	
143		Tom Parker	
140		Matt Gearheart	
129		Henry Armknecht	
119		Pete Janzen	
119		Jim Malcolm	
118		Kevin Groeneweg	
114		Mike Rader	
113		Doris Burnett	
112		Mark Land	
111		Chuck Otte	
111		Scott Seltman	
111		David Seibel	
103		Jaye Otte	
100		Dan Larson	
97		Galen Pittman	
93		Lisa Weeks	
92		Sam Mannell	
92		Terry Mannell	
90		Calvin Wohler	
88		Sue Calhoon	
80		Glenn Caspers	
79		Robert Penner	
75		Jon Strong	
			
Wichita	207
152	 	Pete Janzen	
134		Kevin Groeneweg	
129		Henry Armknecht	
120		Scott Seltman	
118		Jim Malcolm	
117		Tom Ewert	
110		Matt Gearheart	
107		Sebastian Patti	
98		Mike Rader	
94		Jeff Calhoun	
89		Sam Mannell	
89		Terry Mannell	
76		Glenn Caspers	
75		Trent Reed	
			
Wilson	236
189		Andrew Burnett	
162		Pete Janzen	
154		Kevin Groeneweg	
150		Jim Malcolm	
134		David Mills	
132		Henry Armknecht	
110		Galen Pittman	
106		Ben Rogers	
101		Matt Gearheart	
93		Glenn Caspers	
93		Mike Rader	
92		Scott Seltman	
91		Dan Larson	
90		David Seibel	
83		Sam Mannell	
83		Terry Mannell	
83		Carolyn Schwab	
80		Chuck Otte	
80		Nic Allen	
80		Rick Tucker	
79		Jaye Otte	
78		Robert Penner	
77		Chet Gresham	
76		Tony Schaar	
75		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
			
Woodson	272
201		Andrew Burnett	
193		Tyler Hicks	
180		Jim Malcolm	
167		Pete Janzen	
165		Jim Wilson	
151		Kevin Groeneweg	
137		Matt Gearheart	
134		Henry Armknecht	
133		Dan Larson	
131		Carolyn Schwab	
125		Gregg Friesen	
119		David Mills	
118		Leon Hicks	
116		Galen Pittman	
115		Rick Tucker	
112		Chuck Otte	
109		Scott Seltman	
101		Sam Mannell	
101		Terry Mannell	
100		David Seibel	
97		Mike Rader	
96		Jaye Otte	
91		Chet Gresham	
90		Tom Ewert	
90		Nic Allen	
90		Nick Varvel	
85		Tony Schaar	
84		Glenn Caspers	
81		Trent Reed	
80		Robert Penner	
78		Jeff Calhoun	
78		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
77		Mick McHugh	
77		Doris Burnett	
			
Wyandotte	302
238		Lloyd Moore	
212		Matt Gearheart	
203		Dave Henness	
195		Galen Pittman	
192		Mick McHugh	
189		David Seibel	
167		Nick Varvel	
155		Mike Hudson	
155		Nic Allen	
145		Mark Land	
145		Malcolm Gold	
140		Henry Armknecht	
132		Jim Malcolm	
130		Rodney Wright	
130		Kathy Carroll	
123		Mike Rader	
122		Kevin Groeneweg	
117		Pete Janzen	
113		Diane Persons	
112		Don Merz	
109		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
109		Jennifer Hammett	
107		Glenn Caspers	
106		Sam Mannell	
106		Terry Mannell	
102		Chuck Otte	
99		Jim Walton	
96		Kathy McDowell	
95		John Mallery	
94		Dan Larson	
94		Trent Reed	
91		Corey Entriken	
89		Laura Gilchrist	
87		Michelle Folster	
80		Scott Seltman	
76		Nathan Shipley	
			
			
Birders with more than 4000 Total Ticks February 7, 2017)
16190		Henry Armknecht	
15094		Pete Janzen	
14958		Jim Malcolm	
14638		Matt Gearheart	
14410		Kevin Groeneweg	
13985		Mike Rader	
12847		Scott Seltman	
10654		Glenn Caspers	
10406		Sam Mannell	
10406		Terry Mannell	
9294		Galen Pittman	
8743		Tom Ewert	
8393		Dan Larson	
8057		Jeff Calhoun	
7968		Nic Allen	
7360		Chuck Otte	
7211		Doris Burnett	
6699		Robert Penner	
6367		Nick Varvel	
5500		Gregg Friesen	
5359		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
5297		David Seibel	
5247		Mick McHugh	
4771		Mark Land	
4611		Carolyn Schwab	
4565		Jaye Otte	
4104		Kathy McDowell	
4077		Tyler Hicks	
			
Top Ten Counties-Total Ticks (February 7, 2017)
16971		Stafford	
14376		Barton	
13750		Douglas	
12125		Morton	
11054		Johnson	
9737		Linn	
8040		Sedgwick	
7306		Jefferson	
7201		Riley	
6723		Shawnee	
			
Kansas Lifetime List			
438		Scott Seltman	
437		Sebastian Patti	
437		Ted Cable	
436		Mike Rader	
433		Galen Pittman	
431		Mark Corder	
429		Mick McHugh	
427		Pete Janzen	
425		JoAnn Garrett (D)	
419		Don Vannoy (D)	
417		Chris Hobbs	
413		Matt Gearheart	
410		Max Thompson	
407		Lloyd Moore	
407		David Seibel	
406		Robert Penner	
404		Kevin Groeneweg	
400		Dave Williams	
397		Dan Kilby	
388		Mark Land	
386		Doris Burnett	
383		Bob Fisher (D)	
380		Chet Gresham	
380		Jim Malcolm	
379		Henry Armknecht	
378		Carolyn Schwab	
377		John Schukman	
377		Chuck Otte	
376		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
375		Dan Gish	
373		Steven Crawford	
370		Nic Allen	
369		Tyler Hicks	
364		Dan Larson	
362		Jaye Otte	
362		Phil Wedge	
359		Gene Young	
356		Gregg Friesen	
355		Dave Rintoul	
355		Jeff Calhoun	
354		Richard Rucker (D)	
352		Roger Boyd	
351		Aaron Mitchell	
351		Tom Ewert	
350		Richard Parker	
347		Dave Bryan	
347		Glenn Caspers	
346		Leon Hicks	
346		John Northrup	
346		Nick Varvel	
346		Sam Mannell	
346		Terry Mannell	
345		Brandon Percival	
344		Craig Faanes	
344		Andrew Burnett	
343		Bill Beard	
339		Art Swalwell	
339		Nancy Beard	
338		Dan Mulhern	
335		Trent Reed	
332		Kerrie Kirkpatrick	
332		Will Chatfield-Taylor	
330		Rod Wedel	
329		Lowell Johnson	
328		Charles Anderson	
322		Alan Godwin	
322		Malcolm Gold	
322		Kathy McDowell	
321		Rodney Wright	
321		Sue Newland	
320		Chris Wood	
319		Mel Cooksey	
319		Harry Gregory	
319		Carol Morgan	
318		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
317		Jay Newton	
317		Ralph Wiley	
316		Allen Jahn	
316		Marie Plinsky	
313		Paul Lehman	
313		John Row	
312		Jennifer Hammett	
311		Lisa Edwards	
311		John Rakestraw	
311		Brandon Magette	
310		James Barnes 	
310		Brett Sandercock	
307		Elizabeth Cole (D)	
307		John Zempel	
306		Kenn Kaufman	
305		Nathan Shipley	
305		Al Schirmacher	
304		Mike Hudson	
303		Nanette Johnson	
301		Ralph Pike	
301		Andrew Miller	
300		Ken Hollinga	
300		A. Dean Cole (D)	
300		Don Merz	
298		Debra McKee	
295		Jim Wilson	
290		John Mallery	
289		Pat Beckemeyer	
288		Jonathan Vande Kopple	
287		Mike Stewart	
285		Corey Entriken	
284		Guy Smith	
283		Jeff Keating	
281		Jenny Gearheart	
280		Carl Holmes	
280		Mike Harding	
279		David W. Holmes	
279		Roy Beckemeyer	
279		Ben Rogers	
277		Jananne McNitt (D)	
275		Bradley Bergstorm	
274		Edge Wade	
270		Tom Parker	
270		Kathy Carroll	
269		B.J. Rose	
268		Chris Fagyal	
268		Rob Graham	
266		Byron Berger	
266		Kellye Hart	
266		Ethan Maynard	
264		John Palmquist	
263		Philip Kaul (D)	
263		Dan Thalmann	
261		Eugene R. Lewis	
261		Mary Pat Haddican	
259		Michael Cooper	
257		Bob Dester	
256		Robert Kruger	
253		J. Pat Valentik	
251		Jean Leonatti	
250		Jimmy Woodard	
250		Jeff Hansen	
249		Harlow Butcher	
249		Hugh Jefferies	
247		Jon Dunn	
247		Jeanette Runyan	
247		Bonnie Heidy	
247		Diane Persons	
246		Steven McDaniel	
246		Greyson Yerby	
246		Danny Akers	
246		Jim Walton	
244		Thomas Heatley	
244		Linda Childers	
244		Calvin Wohler	
243		Dean Fisher	
243		Steve Rhoades	
241		Judd Patterson	
241		Deuane Hoffman	
239		Levi Beaver	
238		Kelli Egbert	
237		Walter Ross (D)	
237		Tristen Weinbrenner	
236		Tommie Rogers	
236		Dave Silverman	
235		Thomas Hoffman	
233		Victor Moss	
232		Duane Otto	
231		Tony Schaar	
230		Steve Roels	
228		Gerry Parkinson	
228		Richard Rosche	
224		Margaret Wedge (D)	
221		Sarah Roels	
219		Jon Strong	
218		T. J. Walker	
217		Dave Griffiths	
213		Walter Cochran	
212		Laurence Binford	
210		Louis Banker (D)	
210		Robert Neill	
209		John Getgood	
208		Floyd Lawhon (D)	
207		Joseph Hoelscher	
205		Steven Den	
205		Michelle Folster	
200		Raymond Gassel	
199		Randy Kennedy	
190		Atcha Nolan	
182		Dennis Angle	
181		Sue Stevenson	
177		Jeff McIntyre	
169		Donna Chance	
169		Herb Chance	
159		Ralph Mauzy	
158		Ashley Laubach	
158		Harley Winfrey	
157		Jim Rising	
155		Cheryl Miller	
149		Shannon Rothchild	
141		Richard Johnston (D)	
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	
81		Chris Albright	
80		David Haight	
76		McKenzie Wiles	
			
Kansas 2017 year list (February 7, 2017)
116		Kevin Groeneweg	
106		Sam Mannell	
106		Terry Mannell	
105		Tom Ewert	
104		Matt Gearheart	
101		Pete Janzen	
99		Linda Vidosh Zempel	
97		Henry Armnecht	
97		Galen Pittman	
93		Sue Newland	
85		Dan Larson	
81		Carol Morgan	
78		John Zempel	
77		Mark Land	
77		Doris Burnett	
77		John Row	
66		Al Schirmacher	
56		Debbie McKee	


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Subject: Golden-crowned Sparrow
From: Carolyn Schwab <caschwab3591 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 11:11:17 -0600
Golden-crowned Sparrow still present  AT  7th/J in Ellsworth county.  Very
cooperative at the brush/dirt pile by the farm house.
Carolyn Schwab & Atcha Nolan.

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Subject: Re: Sandhill crane records?
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 02:59:38 +0000
Well you have just motivated me to pick mine up and do some more reading in it!
Coleen Brown
Manhattan



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-------- Original message --------
From: Chuck Otte 
Date: 2/3/17 9:47 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Sandhill crane records?

Mike anwered this before I even saw it so thank you Mike.

But let me add on to Mike's response:

"with some estimates from 4-8 thousand on the January Christmas Bird
counts according to Birds of Kansas."

Birds of Kansas has many of these answers within its covers. Early dates,
late dates, occurrence across the state, large numbers, breeding records,
population trends - it's in there!! If you don't have a copy pick one up (FYI,
none of the authors make any money off this book - all royalties go to the
KOS Book Publication Fund.) I know it's sometimes easier to just type out a
question then pick up the book, but seriously, there's a lot of good
information in there. Jim's question, a very legitimate question, is answered
on the Sandhill Crane page and far more data than Mike related (he gave us
the condensed version).

Just putting in a plug there for the book!

Chuck

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Subject: Re: Black-Crowned Night Herons in Wichita
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2017 05:47:46 -0600
A Black-crowned Night-heron overwintered in Newton a few years back.

Gregg

Gregg Friesen
Newton, KS    friesen.fenton  AT  gmail.com

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 6:23 PM, Pete Janzen 
wrote:

> Black-crowned Night-Herons have been seen during the winter in Sedgwick
> County in a number of prior years.  They have over-wintered in several
> years at Sedg. Co. Zoo and other locations.  This is not a new pattern as
> they were seen on many Wichita CBCs in the 1930s. At that time there were
> many more wetlands here than there are now.   Right at the end of December
> a birder whom I did not know photographed an imm BCNH in the canal near
> Douglas St. Bridge.  I think there have been other sightings at the Keeper
> of the Plains river confluence in late winter but I'd have to check my
> Avisys archive that was the foundation of the Birds of Sedgwick County
> monograph and well, it's Friday night.  This week's sighting is notable as
> are all winter records of this species anywhere in Kansas, but it does fit
> a pattern based on past records.
>
> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net
>
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Subject: Re: Cheyenne Bottoms, etc. 2/3/17
From: Sue Newland <newlandsue60 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 21:24:09 -0600
No brant i guess?

Thanks, Sue

On 2/3/2017 7:03 PM, mike rader wrote:
> Hi all,
>
>
> I made a quick through the east side of Cheyenne Bottoms on the way to Wilson 
late this afternoon and it was amazing. The number of birds there now is pretty 
spectacular, with tens of thousands of white geese in Pool 1A and Pool 4A, & 
lots of White-fronted, Cackling and Canada Geese scattered in several 
locations. Hundreds of Mallards and N. Pintails were in Pool 4B, with scattered 
Gadwall, American Wigeon and N. Shovelers mixed in. A couple large rafts of 
Redheads were in Pools 4A and 4B, with approximately 450 seen. I also had 3 
Canvasbacks and a couple Lesser Scaup with them. Lots of gulls in the Pool 1A 
and C area, with the only one I could see that was not a Ring-billed or Herring 
was a first cycle California with a flock of the other expected ones. I also 
had a Am Black Duck along the Claflin dike in Pool 4A and estimated 4500 C. 
Mergansers in the Pool 1 complex, some C. Goldeneye and 8 Am. White White 
Pelicans. Just to the east of the Bottoms I saw the huge Turkey flock (275+) 
and 8 Bald Eagles. I also had a flock of 20 Greater Prairie Chickens and a N. 
Shrike on 204th Rd in southern Russell Co. closer to home. 

>
>
> Mike Rader
> Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS
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Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms, etc. 2/3/17
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2017 01:03:48 +0000
Hi all,


I made a quick through the east side of Cheyenne Bottoms on the way to Wilson 
late this afternoon and it was amazing. The number of birds there now is pretty 
spectacular, with tens of thousands of white geese in Pool 1A and Pool 4A, & 
lots of White-fronted, Cackling and Canada Geese scattered in several 
locations. Hundreds of Mallards and N. Pintails were in Pool 4B, with scattered 
Gadwall, American Wigeon and N. Shovelers mixed in. A couple large rafts of 
Redheads were in Pools 4A and 4B, with approximately 450 seen. I also had 3 
Canvasbacks and a couple Lesser Scaup with them. Lots of gulls in the Pool 1A 
and C area, with the only one I could see that was not a Ring-billed or Herring 
was a first cycle California with a flock of the other expected ones. I also 
had a Am Black Duck along the Claflin dike in Pool 4A and estimated 4500 C. 
Mergansers in the Pool 1 complex, some C. Goldeneye and 8 Am. White White 
Pelicans. Just to the east of the Bottoms I saw the huge Turkey flock (275+) 
and 8 Bald Eagles. I also had a flock of 20 Greater Prairie Chickens and a N. 
Shrike on 204th Rd in southern Russell Co. closer to home. 



Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Subject: Pott Co Short-eared Owl
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 18:52:07 -0600
I saw a single Short-eared Owl perched in a tree this evening around six.
Location was north of Emmett on highway 63 then west on Saxon Rd a couple
hundred yards. This is the same general area that these owls were seen last
year.

-- 
Brandon Magette
St Marys in Pottawatomie Co. KS
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Subject: Re: Black-Crowned Night Herons in Wichita
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 18:23:08 -0600
Black-crowned Night-Herons have been seen during the winter in Sedgwick 
County in a number of prior years.  They have over-wintered in several 
years at Sedg. Co. Zoo and other locations.  This is not a new pattern 
as they were seen on many Wichita CBCs in the 1930s. At that time there 
were many more wetlands here than there are now.   Right at the end of 
December a birder whom I did not know photographed an imm BCNH in the 
canal near Douglas St. Bridge.  I think there have been other sightings 
at the Keeper of the Plains river confluence in late winter but I'd have 
to check my Avisys archive that was the foundation of the Birds of 
Sedgwick County monograph and well, it's Friday night.  This week's 
sighting is notable as are all winter records of this species anywhere 
in Kansas, but it does fit a pattern based on past records.

Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net

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Subject: Project Feeder Watch
From: David Haight <dhaight1 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 17:28:32 -0600
During the last two days, I conducted my 7th Project Feeder Watch session and 
identified 18 species in my backyard, a season high. Highlights include a Red 
Breasted Nuthatch, a Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, a Hairy Woodpecker, a pair of 
Downies, a pair of Northern Flickers (Yellow Shafted), a pair of White Breasted 
Nuthatches and over 30 Goldfinches. (No Pine Siskins, however; they do not 
appear to be in this part of Kansas in any numbers) Others species were 
Cardinals, Eurasian Collared Doves, Mourning Doves, a Sharp Shinned Hawk and 
Robins, and Blue Jays. Unfortunately, the Starlings have discovered it is 
February and today began an all out assault on my suet cakes, the heart and 
soul of my feeding operation. I am attempting as I have in the past to make the 
suet cakes Starling resistant. It has worked reasonably well in the past so we 
shall see. Anyway, good backyard birding. 



David Haight
Abilene, KS

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Subject: Snowy Owl?
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 13:05:05 -0600
I just got a report of a sighting of a Snowy Owl with a lot of black
markings about 1/2 mile east of Newton on First Street.  I looked briefly
without seeing anything.  Not sure what to think.  The observer was fairly
reliable (grew up in Minnesota).

Gregg
Newton, KS (Harvey)

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Newton, KS

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Subject: Re: Black-Crowned Night Herons in Wichita
From: Robert Penner <rpenner AT TNC.ORG>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 14:48:53 +0000
Walt 

Black-crowned Night-Herons are a casual winter resident across Kansas during 
the winter when there is open water. We have recorded them a number of times on 
the Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count and I see them once in a while during 
some winter. Not common here but not totally out of the question. 



Robert L. Penner II  Ph.D.      The Nature Conservancy        
Cheyenne Bottoms                                          593 NE 130 Avenue
& Avian Programs Manager                           Ellinwood, KS 67526

rpenner AT tnc.org          
(620) 786-4745

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

Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 8:41 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Black-Crowned Night Herons in Wichita

Quick question on on Black-Crowned Night Herons...do some of these birds 
over-winter. I was trying to find records of early sightings as I saw and 
photographed two near the Keeper of the Plains area in downtown Wichita...I had 
one Black-Crowned Night Heron in 2016 at that same location in late February. 
Just wanting some insight? 


Thanks,
Walt

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Subject: Quivira Sandhill Cranes
From: Barry Jones <barjones78 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 12:45:34 -0600
Saw the report from SS and reminded me that I have been slow to report our own 
birds here: Quivira has had a handful of Sandhill Cranes around for a couple of 
weeks, mostly around Big Salt Marsh, but yesterday (1/31) that total was around 
a thousand. Also two Tundra Swans in northwest Big Salt Marsh. 


Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Subject: Re: February Migration Report
From: editor AT BLUEVALLEY.NET
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:48:41 -0600
Do we have specified regions for Kansas? I kind of like that regional idea.




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> On Feb 1, 2017, at 12:03 PM, Pete Janzen  wrote:
> 
> Tack on a few days to this and this information largely applies to Kansas as 
well. 

> Pete Janzen
> Wichita
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
>> From: Patricia Velte 
>> Date: February 1, 2017 at 11:13:44 AM CST
>> To: 
>> Subject: [OKBIRDS] February Migration Report
>> Reply-To: okbirds 
>> 
>> Hello OKBirders,
>> 
>> Below is the migration information for February. 
>> 
>> FEBRUARY ARRIVALS
>> 
>> Blue-winged Teal             February 20 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE
>> Cimmamon Teal               February 20 - C, SC, NE, NW, SW
>> Turkey Vulture                  February 16 - PAN, NW, SW, C, NE
>> Lesser Yellowlegs             February 19 - SW, SE
>> Sandhill Crane                   February 22 - PAN, C, SC, NE
>> Fish Crow February 15 - C west to Payne, Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain cos 
only, SC Pontotoc, Johnston and Marshall cos only 

>> Purple Martin                    February 26 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE
>> Tree Swallow                     February 26 - SC, NE, SE
>> American Pipit                   February 26 - PAN
>> Sprague's Pipit                  February 28 - ALL
>> 
>> FEBRUARY DEPARTURES
>> 
>> Northern Goshawk         February 26 - PAN
>> 
>> The information presented here comes from The Oklahoma Bird Records 
Committee of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society, which publishes a Date Guide 
to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma. This booklet divides Oklahoma into 7 
geographic regions, and lists the normal dates of occurrence for each Oklahoma 
bird species within each region. Observers are urged to report unusual species, 
or birds out of date or out of normal range in Oklahoma, based on the 
information given in this publication. 

>> 
>> The Oklahoma Ornithological Society and Oklahoma Bird Records Committee web 
site, http://www.okbirds.org/, includes ordering information for the Date Guide 
to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma, information on documenting significant 
records, documentation forms, instructions, and a searchable database for 
Oklahoma bird migration information. Birders are cordially invited to join the 
Oklahoma Ornithological Society. 

>> 
>> Happy birding!
>> Pat Velte
>> pvelte AT cox.net
>> Oklahoma City, OK
> 


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Subject: Fwd: February Migration Report
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 12:03:29 -0600
Tack on a few days to this and this information largely applies to Kansas as 
well. 

Pete Janzen
Wichita

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Patricia Velte 
> Date: February 1, 2017 at 11:13:44 AM CST
> To: 
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] February Migration Report
> Reply-To: okbirds 
> 
> Hello OKBirders,
>  
> Below is the migration information for February. 
>  
> FEBRUARY ARRIVALS
>  
> Blue-winged Teal             February 20 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE
> Cimmamon Teal               February 20 - C, SC, NE, NW, SW
> Turkey Vulture                  February 16 - PAN, NW, SW, C, NE
> Lesser Yellowlegs             February 19 - SW, SE
> Sandhill Crane                   February 22 - PAN, C, SC, NE
> Fish Crow February 15 - C west to Payne, Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain cos 
only, SC Pontotoc, Johnston and Marshall cos only 

> Purple Martin                    February 26 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE
> Tree Swallow                     February 26 - SC, NE, SE
> American Pipit                   February 26 - PAN
> Sprague's Pipit                  February 28 - ALL
>  
> FEBRUARY DEPARTURES
>  
> Northern Goshawk         February 26 - PAN
>  
> The information presented here comes from The Oklahoma Bird Records Committee 
of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society, which publishes a Date Guide to the 
Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma. This booklet divides Oklahoma into 7 
geographic regions, and lists the normal dates of occurrence for each Oklahoma 
bird species within each region. Observers are urged to report unusual species, 
or birds out of date or out of normal range in Oklahoma, based on the 
information given in this publication. 

>  
> The Oklahoma Ornithological Society and Oklahoma Bird Records Committee web 
site, http://www.okbirds.org/, includes ordering information for the Date Guide 
to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma, information on documenting significant 
records, documentation forms, instructions, and a searchable database for 
Oklahoma bird migration information. Birders are cordially invited to join the 
Oklahoma Ornithological Society. 

>  
> Happy birding!
> Pat Velte
> pvelte AT cox.net
> Oklahoma City, OK
>  

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Subject: Brant at Cheyenne Bottoms
From: Robert Penner <rpenner AT TNC.ORG>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 22:16:30 +0000
On the way to work I stopped to look at the huge flock of Snow Geese in Pool 
1A. In front of this flock there were about two dozen Canada Geese. I quickly 
scanned the flock and noticed a much darker bird. Once I put the scope on it, I 
realized it was a Brant. I will be the first to admit there was zero skill 
involved in finding this bird, it was just dumb luck. Heck come to think about 
it, that is how I find most of my so called rare birds. 


Robert L. Penner II                The Nature Conservancy
Cheyenne Bottoms                                          593 NE 130 Avenue
& Avian Programs Manager                           Ellinwood, KS 67526

rpenner AT tnc.org
(620) 786-4745

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Subject: Re: Sandhill crane records?
From: Robert Penner <rpenner AT TNC.ORG>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 14:53:25 +0000
I was just about to say what Mike just said about a large number at Quivira in 
January, but when I was down there the next day there were just about a 1000 
like Barry reported. They have also wintered at Cheyenne Bottoms a couple of 
years. Just a few years ago we had about 5,000 on the Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve 
at this time of year. 


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

Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 8:48 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Sandhill crane records?

Jim,


Rob Penner saw 3200 at Quivira on Jan. 29th, 2017. There have been large 
numbers that have spent the winter in the Red Hills in past years with some 
estimates from 4-8 thousand on the January Christmas Bird counts according to 
Birds of Kansas. 



Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS


________________________________
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas  on behalf of 
Jim Mason  

Sent: Friday, February 3, 2017 8:17 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Sandhill crane records?

Wow. Is there any prior record of this many birds this early in the year?

*************

Date:    Wed, 1 Feb 2017 12:45:34 -0600
From:    Barry Jones 
Subject: Quivira Sandhill Cranes

Saw the report from SS and reminded me that I have been slow to report our own 
birds here: Quivira has had a handful of Sandhill Cranes around for a couple of 
weeks, mostly around Big Salt Marsh, but yesterday (1/31) that total was around 
a thousand. Also two Tundra Swans in northwest Big Salt Marsh. 


Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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