Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

Sept. 23, 2006 – NE Abilene – Lake Ft. Phantom – Lake Kirby – Waste Water

The Great Kiskadee put in a very brief appearance this morning in NE Abilene along the intersection of Lincoln and Hillcrest.

Other birds in the neighborhood:

  • Orchard Oriole, 1
  • Swainson’s Hawk, 1
  • American Crow, 2
  • Clay-colored Sparrow, 2

At Fort Phantom Lake:

  • Osprey (1)
  • Northern Harrier (2)
  • Swainson’s Hawk (2)
  • Forster’s Tern (4)
  • Savannah Sparrow (3)

At Lake Kirby:

  • Tricolored Heron (1)
  • American Avocet (13)
  • Spotted Sandpiper (1)

Also, Bill called in a Brown Thrasher at his place (Callahan Co.) on the 22nd.

At Waste Water:

Best bird(s) of the day:

  • American Golden-Plover, 1
  • Say’s Phoebe, 1
  • White-faced Ibis, 8
  • Least Sandpiper, 23
  • Spotted Sandpiper, 3
  • Pectoral Sandpiper, 9
  • Stilt Sandpiper, 5
  • Greater Yellowlegs, 16
  • Lesser Yellowlegs, 1
  • Long-billed Dowitcher, 140+

Others:

  • Pied-billed Grebe, 2
  • Green and Blue-winged Teal, 100+
  • Northern Shoveler, 1
  • Northern Harrier, 1 (fos)
  • Swainson’s Hawk, 1
  • American Crow, 2
  • Savannah Sparrow, 6 (fos)
  • Cattle Egret, 60+
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 22
  • Loggerhead Shrike, 6
  • Killdeer, 5
  • Barn Swallow, 71
  • Cave Swallow, 2
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove, 1
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 1
  • Turkey Vulture, 6