Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

January 27, 2008-Area Sightings

Abilene State Park

Best bird(s)

  • Wood Ducks between the pool and the picnic area


Complete List:

  • Wood Duck: 4
  • Wild Turkey: 1
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Black Vulture: 18
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove: 2
  • Mourning Dove: 10
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker: 2
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Blue Jay: 10
  • Chihuahuan Raven: 2
  • Carolina Chickadee: 15
  • Black-crested Titmouse: 5
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch: 5
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Marsh Wren: 1
  • American Robin: 25
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • European Starling: 5
  • Cedar Waxwing: 30
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 23
  • Spotted Towhee: 1
  • Chipping Sparrow: 10
  • Field Sparrow: 3
  • Savannah Sparrow: 1
  • White-throated Sparrow: 2
  • Northern Cardinal: 7
  • Red-winged Blackbird : 3
  • House Finch: 5
  • Pine Siskin: 19
  • American Goldfinch: 10
  • House Sparrow: 1

Sightings by Dan Symonds

Lake Fort Phantom

Best bird(s):

  • White-faced Ibis and Greater Scaup. Also, all the Wilson’s Snipe (12) were in the same flock, the largest flock of WISN that I have ever seen. Got a few year birds and a number of county birds.

Complete List:

  • Mallard: 2
  • Northern Shoveler: 50
  • Northern Pintail: 10
  • Green-winged Teal 80
  • Redhead: 24
  • Ring-necked Duck: 20
  • Greater Scaup: 7
  • Bufflehead: 3
  • Pied-billed Grebe: 10
  • Eared Grebe: 1
  • American White Pelican: 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 150
  • Great Blue Heron: 2
  • Great Egret: 2
  • Snowy Egret: 3
  • White-faced Ibis: 5
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 2
  • American Coot: 1200
  • Killdeer: 7
  • Spotted Sandpiper: 1
  • Greater Yellowlegs: 1
  • Least Sandpiper: 50
  • Wilson’s Snipe: 12
  • Bonaparte’s Gull: 1
  • Ring-billed Gull: 150
  • Forster’s Tern: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 6
  • Belted Kingfisher: 4
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Loggerhead Shrike: 1
  • Bewick’s Wren: 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 1
  • Northern Mockingbird: 6
  • Curve-billed Thrasher: 1
  • European Starling: 10
  • Spotted Towhee: 1
  • Field Sparrow: 3
  • Vesper Sparrow: 8
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 6
  • Northern Cardinal: 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 18
  • Great-tailed Grackle: 20
  • American Goldfinch: 2
  • House Sparrow: 4

Sightings by Cole Wild