Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

January 18, 2007 – South Abilene

Best bird(s) of the day:

  • Hooded Mergansers
  • Common Moorehen
  • Mountain Bluebirds
  • Western Bluebirds
  • Marsh Wren
  • Common Yellowthroat

Complete List of Birds Seen:

  • Gadwall, 3 ASP, 6 LA, 4 BG, 35 LK
  • Mallard, 12 LK
  • Northern Shoveler, 25 LK
  • Northern Pintail, 1 LK
  • Green-winged Teal, 3 BG
  • Canvasback, 1 LA
  • Ring-necked Duck, 3 ASP, 4 BG
  • Lesser Scaup, 4 LK
  • Bufflehead, 1 LA, 45 LK
  • Hooded Mergansers, 83 LA
  • Northern Bobwhite, 8
  • Pied-billed Grebe, 1 LA, 2 LK
  • Eared Grebe, 1 LK
  • American White Pelican, 50+ LK
  • Double-crested Cormorants, 12 LK
  • Great Blue Heron, 2 LA, 1 BG, 4 LK
  • Snowy Egret, 1 LK
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, 1 T
  • Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 BG
  • American Kestrel, 2 BG
  • Common Moorehen, 1 LK
  • American Coot, 6 LA, 25 LK
  • Sandhill Crane, heard in the Lake Abilene Area
  • Killdeer, 3 LK
  • Greater Yellowlegs, 2 LK
  • Bonaparte’s Gull, 4 LK
  • Ring-billed Gull, 5 LA, 250+ LK
  • Forster’s Tern, 1 LK
  • White-winged Dove, 1 BG
  • Mourning Dove, 35 BG, 5 T
  • Belted Kingfisher, 1 LK
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 1 T
  • Northern Flicker, 1 BG, 3 T
  • Loggerhead Shrike, 1 BG
  • Blue Jay, 2 ASP, 3 T
  • Western Scrub Jay, 7 T
  • American Crow, 2 T
  • Carolina Chickadee, 2 ASP, 2 T
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 2 T, 7 ASP
  • Carolina Wren, 1 ASP
  • Bewick’s Wren, 1 ASP
  • Marsh Wren, 1, ASP
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1 ASP, 1 LK
  • Eastern Bluebird, 3 ASP, 6 LA, 10 BG
  • Western Bluebird, 2 T, 15 BG
  • Mountain Bluebird, 8 BG
  • American Robin, 250+ T, 100+ BG
  • Northern Mockingbird, 1 LA, 10 BG, 3 LK
  • Eurasian Starling, 12 T
  • Cedar Waxwing, 300+ T, 60 BG, 35 ASP
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, 1 ASP, 4 T
  • Common Yellowthroat, 1 ASP
  • Spotted Towhee, 1 ASP, 1, LA, 2 T
  • Canyon Towhee, 3 T
  • Chipping Sparrow, 12 BG, 8 T
  • Field Sparrow, 1 BG
  • Vesper Sparrow, 6 BG
  • Savannah Sparrow, 3 BG
  • Song Sparrow, 1 ASP
  • White-throated Sparrow, 2 T
  • White-crowned Sparrow, 25 BG
  • Dark-eyed Junco, 31 ASP, 35 T, 25 BG
  • Northern Cardinal, 17 ASP, 8 T
  • Red-winged Blackbird, 35 LK
  • Meadowlark species, 100+ BG
  • House Finch, 3 T, 15 BG
  • American Goldfinch, 6 ASP, 25 BG
  • House Sparrow, ASP, BG, LK, T didn’t count numbers

Key:
ASP: Abilene State Park
BG: Buffalo Gap area
LK: Lake Kirby
LA: Lake Abilene
T: Tuscola area including Cedar Gap Farm

All sightings by Katherine Hampton and Laura Packer