Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

February 24, 2008 – Area Sightings

Lake Abilene:

Best bird(s):

  • Western Grebe: 2

Complete List:

  • Bufflehead: 5
  • Pied-billed Grebe: 3
  • Western Grebe: 2
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 2
  • Black Vulture: 11
  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • American Coot: 25
  • Ring-billed Gull: 3
  • Mourning Dove: 3
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Western Scrub-Jay: 1
  • Carolina Chickadee: 2
  • Black-crested Titmouse: 3
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Marsh Wren: 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 5
  • American Robin: 6
  • Northern Mockingbird: 3
  • Cedar Waxwing: 21
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 15
  • Spotted Towhee: 3
  • Chipping Sparrow: 17
  • Vesper Sparrow: 7
  • Savannah Sparrow: 12
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 12
  • Northern Cardinal: 7
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 10

Sightings by Dan Symonds

Lake Fort Phantom Highlights:

  • Horned Grebe – 3
  • Eared Grebe – 6
  • Great Blue Heron – 30 on the utility towers near SeaBee Pk
  • Great Egret – 1
  • Snowy Egret – 1
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 4
  • Ruddy Duck – 15
  • Greater Scaup – 2 (based on rounded head, broad bill compared to face, distinct dark nail)
  • Lesser Scaup – 4
  • Bonaparte’s Gull – 6
  • Ring-billed Gull – 50
  • Forster’s Tern – 1

Kirby Lake Highlights:

  • Am White Pelican – 15
  • Eared Grebe – 20
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • Redhead – 60
  • Canvasback – 12
  • Ring-billed Gull – 60
  • Bonaparte’s Gull – 15

Sightings by Lorie Black