Big Country Audubon Society

Stories from November, 2006

November 3, 2006 – NE Abilene

Birds found in, on, or near Cedar Creek:

Best bird(s) of the day: Great Kiskadee, last seen Sept. 23.

Others:

  • Red-shouldered Hawk, 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk, 1
  • Belted Kingfisher, 1
  • Eastern Phoebe, 1
  • Great Kiskadee, 1
  • Carolina Chickadee, 3
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 1
  • House Wren, 3
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2
  • Northern Mockingbird, 1
  • Orange-crowned Warbler, 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, 5
  • Spotted Towhee, 2
  • Chipping Sparrow, 40 to 50
  • Song Sparrow, 8
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow, 6
  • White-throated Sparrow, 3
  • Dark-eyed Junco, 2
  • Northern Cardinals, 9
  • Red-winged Blackbirds, 25
  • House Finch, 42
  • American Goldfinch, (fos) 15

All sightings by Laura Packer

October 30, 2006 – Lake Kirby and Lake Ft. Phantom

Lake Kirby:

Best bird(s): White-faced Ibis, 2

  • Gadwall, 24
  • Canvassback, 10
  • Ring-necked Duck, 50
  • Lesser Scaup, 50
  • Ruddy Duck, 4
  • Pied-billed Grebe, 2
  • Eared Grebe, 5
  • American White Pelican, 200+
  • Double-crested Cormorants, 366+
  • Great Blue Heron, 9
  • White-faced Ibis, 2
  • American Coots, 175
  • Greater Yellowlegs, 2
  • American Crow, 2
  • American Robin, 9

Lake Ft. Phantom

Best bird(s): Bonapart’s Gull, 2 and Black-bellied Plover, 2

  • Gadwall, 34
  • Mallard, 24
  • Northern Shoveler, 1
  • Northern Pintail, 6
  • Green-winged Teal, 18
  • Canvassback, 12
  • Ruddy Ducks, 30
  • Pied-billed Grebe, 2
  • Eared Grebe, 7
  • American White Pelican, 1
  • Double-crested Cormorants, 1
  • Great Egret, 3
  • Snowy Egret, 2
  • Northern Harrier, 3
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, 1
  • American Coots, 100’s of coots
  • Black-bellied Plover, 2
  • Greater Yellowlegs, 6
  • Lesser Yellowlegs, 1
  • Least Sandpiper, 12
  • Bonapart’s Gull, 2
  • Ring-billed Gull, 22
  • House Wren, 2
  • American Pipit, 4
  • Spotted Towhee, 2
  • Savannah’s Sparrow, 1
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow, 2
  • White-crowned Sparrow, 3
  • Red-winged Blackbird, 100’s
  • Meadowlark sp., 17
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird, 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, 25

Southern Taylor County:

  • Sandhill Cranes, 56

All sightings by Laura Packer