Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

May 31, 2007-DAFB

Best Bird(s) of the day:

  • Downy Woodpecker 1, because I don’t know if it’s a late wintering/migrant bird or if it’ll breed on base.
  • Carolina Chickadee 1, ditto. These two birds have only been recorded once before on base.


Complete List:

  • Northern Bobwhite, 1
  • Swainson’s Hawk, 2
  • Killdeer, 1
  • Mourning Dove, 19
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 4 (with one deaf–has to be–individual near the flightline)
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 1
  • Downy Woodpecker, 1
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher, 2
  • Western Kingbird, 5
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 9
  • Chihuahuan Raven, 3, flying over from their nest site into the golf course around 11:15 a.m.
  • Purple Martin, 1 flying overhead
  • Cliff Swallow, 54
  • Cave Swallow, 11
  • Carolina Chickadee, 1
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 1
  • Bewick’s Wren, 1
  • Northern Mockingbird, 5 (and 1 that was imitating Western Scrub Jay..wonder where he’s been?)
  • Curve-billed Thrasher, 1
  • Canyon Towhee, 2
  • Northern Cardinal, 2
  • Painted Bunting, 5
  • Dickcissel, 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird, 6
  • Eastern Meadowlark, 1
  • Common Grackle, 1
  • Great-tailed Grackle, 7
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, 7
  • House Finch, 3
  • House Sparrow, 1

Sightings by LgPacker in the southern diversion ditch next to the airfield (except for the CHRAs)