Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

December 30, 2006 – Christmas Bird Count

Best bird(s) of the day:

  • Bushtits
  • Brown Creeper
  • Common Moorhen
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Le Conte’s Sparrow
  • Say’s Phoebe
  • Townsend’s Solitaire
  • Western Bluebirds
  • Western Sandpipers

Complete List:

  • Canada Goose, 4
  • Wood Duck, 3
  • Gadwall, 162
  • American Wigeon, 22
  • Mallard, 135
  • Northern Shoveler, 54
  • Northern Pintail, 4
  • Green-winged Teal, 33
  • Canvassback, 12
  • Ring-necked Duck, 16
  • Lesser Scaup, 7
  • Bufflehead, 5
  • Wild Turkey, 26
  • Northern Bobwhite, 16
  • Pied-billed Grebe, 10
  • Horned Grebe, 3
  • Eared Grebe, 21
  • American White Pelican, 97
  • Double-crested Cormorants, 67
  • Great Blue Heron, 30
  • Great Egret, 1
  • Snowy Egret, 1 (cw)
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron, 2
  • Black Vulture, 1
  • Northern Harrier, 5
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, 1 (cw)
  • Cooper’s Hawk, 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk, 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk, 16
  • American Kestrel, 36
  • Common Moorhen, 1 (cw)
  • American Coot, 223
  • Killdeer, 22
  • Spotted Sandpiper, 4
  • Western Sandpiper, 3
  • Least Sandpiper, 19
  • Bonaparte’s Gull, 18
  • Ring-billed Gull, 322
  • Forster’s Tern, 8
  • Rock Pigeon, 563
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove, 179
  • White-winged Dove, 153
  • Mourning Dove, 249
  • Inca Dove, 23
  • Greater Roadrunner, 3
  • Eastern Screech Owl, 1
  • Great-horned Owl, 2
  • Belted Kingfisher, 8
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker, 11
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 20
  • Downy Woodpecker, 9
  • Northern Flicker, 6
  • Eastern Phoebe, 1
  • Say’s Phoebe, 1
  • Great Kiskadee, 1 (heard on count week just the other side of our official circle. It will not be recorded on our CBC but included in this list for your information)
  • Loggerhead Shrike, 21
  • Blue Jay, 87
  • Western Scrub Jay, 3
  • American Crow, 6
  • Horned Lark, 11
  • Carolina Chickadee, 13
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 18
  • Bushtits, 10
  • Brown Creeper, 2
  • Cactus Wren, 2
  • Carolina Wren, 3
  • Bewick’s Wren, 14
  • Marsh Wren, 3
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet, 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 9
  • Eastern Bluebird, 71
  • Western Bluebird, 68
  • Townsend’s Solitaire, 1
  • Hermit Thrush, 1
  • American Robin, 145
  • Northern Mockingbird, 166
  • Curve-billed Thrasher, 7
  • European Starling, 761
  • Cedar Waxwing, 118
  • Orange-crowned Warbler, 4
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, 13
  • Spotted Towhee, 3
  • Hybrid Eastern/Spotted Towhee, 1 (cw). This female towhee looked exactly like an Eastern on one side (no spots on the wings), but on her other side she had the characteristic spots of a Spotted. Go figure
  • Canyon Towhee, 6
  • Chipping Sparrow, 45
  • Field Sparrow, 17
  • Vesper Sparrow, 34
  • Savannah Sparrow, 55
  • Le Conte’s Sparrow, 1
  • Song Sparrow, 54
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow, 8
  • White-throated Sparrow, 2
  • White-crowned Sparrow, 229
  • Dark-eyed Junco, 241
  • Northern Cardinal, 64
  • Pyrrhuloxia, 29
  • Red-winged Blackbird, 693
  • Meadowlark Species, 568
  • Common Grackle, 55
  • Great-tailed Grackle, 1,673
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, 1,912
  • House Finch, 350
  • Pine Siskin, 18
  • American Goldfinch, 38
  • House Sparrow, 838

Sightings by: Lorie Black, Joyce Curtis, Kathy & Tom Edwards, June Estes, Katherine Hampton, Joan Howard, Bill Hughes, Earlene Hutto, Bera Johnson, Isabel & Josephine & Tom Lee, Charla & Vance McCracken, Steve Owens, Amy & Jay & Laura Packer, Edna Ross, Kim Walton, Charline Wheeler, Linda White, W.K. & Carolyn Wiggins