Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

August 27, 2007-DAFB

Best bird(s) of the morning:

  • Spotted Sandpiper, 1
  • Long-billed Curlew, 10 flying overhead
  • Yellow Warbler, 2
  • Wave after wave of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers flying south as dawn broke. By the time the sun rose I had counted over 200.

Complete List:

  • Wild Turkey, 18
  • Green Heron, 5
  • Turkey Vulture, 1
  • Mississippi Kite: 1, juvenile. Didn’t find any adults; but noticed one large (75+) kettle of kites August 19 near Seymour.
  • Swainson’s Hawk: 2, one juvenile and the other the adult male.
  • Killdeer, 3
  • Spotted Sandpiper, 1
  • Long-billed Curlew, 10 flying overhead
  • Rock Pigeon, 2
  • White-winged Dove, 5
  • Mourning Dove, 29
  • Common Nighthawk, 2
  • Chimney Swift, 17
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 3
  • Western Kingbird, 5
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 217
  • Blue Jay, 3
  • Cliff Swallow, 2
  • Cave Swallow, 7
  • Barn Swallow, 2
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 1
  • Bewick’s Wren, 3
  • Eastern Bluebird, 8
  • American Robin, 47
  • Northern Mockingbird, 6
  • Curve-billed Thrasher, 1
  • European Starling, 86
  • Yellow Warbler, 2
  • Northern Cardinal, 4
  • Dickcissel, 4 (including one female still bringing food to a nest site)
  • Great-tailed Grackle, 200+
  • Bullock’s Oriole, 3
  • House Finch, 44

Sightings by LgPacker, at Mesquite Grove GC