Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

June 30, 2007-DAFB

Best bird(s) of the day:

  • High number of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, and Western Kingbirds. The fledglings are sitting around in trees and utility wires waiting to be fed by parents.
  • Grasshopper Sparrow, juvenile

Complete List:

  • Black-bellied Whistling Duck, 2
  • Mallard, 4
  • Wild Turkey, 2
  • Northern Bobwhite, 6
  • Great Blue Heron, 1
  • Green Heron, 2
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, 1 (juv)
  • Turkey Vulture, 5
  • Mississippi Kite, 5
  • Swainson’s Hawk, 2
  • Killdeer, 3
  • Rock Pigeon, 3
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove, 1
  • Mourning Dove, 92
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 3
  • Greater Roadrunner, 4
  • Common Nighthawk, 2
  • Chimney Swift, 1
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker, 3
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 8
  • Eastern Phoebe, 1
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher, 6
  • Western Kingbird, 82
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 99
  • Bell’s Vireo, 1
  • Blue Jay, 4
  • American Crow, 2
  • Barn Swallow, 10
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 7
  • Bewick’s Wren, 11
  • Eastern Bluebird, 24
  • Northern Mockingbird, 60
  • Curve-billed Thrasher, 2
  • European Starling, 84
  • Canyon Towhee, 1
  • Cassin’s Sparrow, 1
  • Lark Sparrow, 7
  • Grasshopper Sparrow, 1 (juvenile)
  • Northern Cardinal, 4
  • Painted Bunting, 6
  • Dickcissel, 15
  • Red-winged Blackbird, 4
  • Eastern Meadowlark, 3
  • Common Grackle, 2
  • Great-tailed Grackle, 75
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, 8
  • Bullock’s Oriole, 10
  • House Finch, 27
  • House Sparrow, 40

Sightings by LgPacker at the GC, down cantonment road, around WSA, and around the hospital/picnic grounds.