Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

August 28, 2007-DAFB

Best bird(s) of the morning:

  • Upland Sandpiper, 11; 6 flying overhead and 5 foraging in a large field
  • Long-billed Curlew, 1
  • Empidonax, 1
  • Yellow Warbler, 2

Complete List: (Seeing some fall migrants and some familiar breeding birds)

  • Northern Bobwhite, 22 (yep, came upon a covey)
  • Mississippi Kite, 1
  • Swainson’s Hawk, 3
  • Upland Sandpiper, 11
  • Long-billed Curlew, 1
  • White-winged Dove, 27
  • Mourning Dove, 43
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 1
  • Common Nighthawk, 2
  • Chimney Swift, 3
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird, 1
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker, 5
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 3
  • Empidonax, 1
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher, 2
  • Western Kingbird, 2
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 24
  • Blue Jay, 2
  • Cliff Swallow, 40
  • Cave Swallow, 136
  • Barn Swallow, 18
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 1
  • Cactus Wren, 2
  • Bewick’s Wren, 3
  • Northern Mockingbird, 8
  • Curve-billed Thrasher, 1
  • Yellow Warbler, 2
  • Canyon Towhee, 2
  • Lark Sparrow, 4
  • Northern Cardinal, 3
  • Pyrrhuloxia, 1
  • Painted Bunting, 3 (all were either juveniles or females; no males were seen)
  • Dickcissel, 9 (and two were still bringing food. Wasn’t able to confirm nesting but females didn’t swallow food. They perched and held the bug in their mouth until I moved on)
  • Eastern Meadowlark, 1
  • Bullock’s Oriole, 1
  • House Finch, 5
  • House Sparrow, 36

Sightings by LgPacker, in Mesquite Shrub and Grassland habitats