Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

September 12, 2007-DAFB

Highlights:

  • Swainson’s Hawks, a small kettle of 5, circling overhead. The resident female and junvenile Swainson’s were part of this group.
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 1. A highlight because it didn’t take flight but allowed me to take a few pictures of it.
  • Nashville Warbler, 2

Complete List:

  • Northern Bobwhite, a covey of 12
  • Turkey Vulture, 2
  • Swainson’s Hawk, 5
  • Killdeer, 1
  • Spotted Sandpiper, 1 flyover
  • White-winged Dove, 14
  • Mourning Dove, 16
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 2
  • Chimney Swift, 2
  • Hummingbird, 1 Unidentified
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 2
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher, 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 66
  • Loggerhead Shrike, 1
  • Blue Jay, 2
  • American Crow, 2
  • Cave Swallow, 75
  • Barn Swallow, 2
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 3
  • Carolina Wren, 1
  • Bewick’s Wren, 2
  • Northern Mockingbird, 10
  • Curve-billed Thrasher, 3
  • Nashville Warbler, 2
  • Canyon Towhee, 2
  • Lark Sparrow, 1
  • Northern Cardinal, 7
  • Painted Bunting, 6
  • Dickcissel, 3
  • Bullock’s Oriole, 1
  • Baltimore Oriole, 1
  • House Finch, 7
  • House Sparrow, 52

Sightings by LgPacker in the Mesquite shrub and grassland areas around the cantonment area.