Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

February 10, 2007 – Lake O.H. Ivie

Best bird(s) of the day:

  • Ducks! Lake Ivie continues to host thousands of ducks this winter. It’s a spectacular sight!
  • Common Loon
  • Bald Eagle
  • Horned and Eared Grebes
  • Bonaparte’s Gull
  • Purple Martin, FOS
  • Rock and Marsh Wren in the same habitat! The Marsh Wren was in the marshy area created by the dam outflow and the Rock Wren was on the rocky sides next to the marsh.
  • Mountain Bluebirds mixed in with huge flocks of robins and waxwings.
  • More Pyrrhuloxias (9) seen than Cardinals (2)


Complete List:

  • Gadwall, 100’s
  • American Wigeon, 100’s
  • Mallard, 12
  • Northern Shoveler, 100’s
  • Green-winged Teal, 24
  • Canvasback, 4
  • Redhead, 100’s
  • Ring-necked Duck, 6
  • Lesser Scaup, 2
  • Bufflehead, 15
  • Hooded Merganser, 12
  • Ruddy Duck, 2
  • Wild Turkey, 3
  • Common Loon, 3
  • Pied-billed Grebe, 8
  • Horned Grebe, 3
  • Eared Grebe, 3
  • American White Pelican, 100+
  • Double-crested Cormorant, 100+
  • Great Blue Heron, 5
  • Great Egret, 2
  • Black Vulture, 30
  • Turkey Vulture, 2
  • Bald Eagle, 1 adult
  • Northern Harrier, 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk, 11
  • American Kestrel, 7
  • American Coot, 1,000’s
  • Killdeer, 2
  • Greater Yellowlegs, 8
  • Wilson’s Snipe, 1
  • Bonaparte’s Gull, 4
  • Ring-billed Gull, 100+
  • Tern species, possible Forster’s, 3
  • Rock Pigeon, 24
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove, 50+ @ Ballinger Grain
  • White-winged Dove, 12
  • Mourning Dove, 50+
  • Greater Roadrunner, 1
  • Belted Kingfisher, 1
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker, 2 (m&f)
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 2
  • Northern Flicker, 1 (red-shafted)
  • Eastern Phoebe, 1
  • Loggerhead Shrike, 5
  • Purple Martin, 1 (FOS)
  • Cave Swallow, 2 (FOS)
  • Rock Wren, 2 (heard calling at dam outflow)
  • Bewick’s Wren, 1
  • Marsh Wren, 1
  • Mountain Bluebird, 75+
  • American Robin, 100’s
  • Northern Mockingbird, 15
  • European Starling, 100+
  • Cedar Waxwing, 100’s
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, 4
  • Rufous-crowned Sparrow, 2 @ senic overlook area
  • Chipping Sparrow, 5
  • Field Sparrow, 15
  • Vesper Sparrow, 18
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow, 1
  • White-crowned Sparrow, 30+
  • Northern Cardinal, 2
  • Pyrrhuloxia, 9
  • Red-winged Blackbird, 100’s
  • Meadowlark species, 75+
  • Great-tailed Grackle, 50+
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, 100’s
  • House Finch, 45
  • American Goldfinch, 24
  • House Sparrow, 100+ @ Ballinger

Sightings by Lorie Black, June Estes, Kathy Hampton, Bill Hughes, Laura Packer