Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

April 18, 2008-Dyess AFB

Highlights of today’s birds:

  • Solitary Sandpiper: 1
  • Eastern Kingbird: 1, first of the season
  • Chihuahuan Ravens: 1 adult on nest, 5 nestlings
  • Bullock’s Orioles: 3, first of the season

Complete List:

  • Wild Turkey: 7
  • Northern Bobwhite: 3
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Green Heron: 2
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 1
  • Swainson’s Hawk: 2, mom building another nest and relocating
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1 on nest on water tower; nestling seen snuggled under her feathers
  • Killdeer: 1
  • Solitary Sandpiper, 1
  • Rock Pigeon: 2
  • Mourning Dove: several
  • Greater Roadrunner: 1
  • Chimney Swift: 4
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker: 1
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher: 3
  • Western Kingbird: 3
  • Eastern Kingbird: 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher: 14
  • Loggerhead Shrike: 1
  • Blue Jay: 3
  • American Crow: 2
  • Chihuahuan Raven: 6 (see above for details)
  • Cliff Swallow: several hundred
  • Cave Swallow: several hundred
  • Barn Swallow: 2
  • Black-crested Titmouse: 3
  • Bewick’s Wren: 2
  • House Wren: 2
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 2
  • Eastern Bluebird: 2
  • American Robin: 6
  • Northern Mockingbird: 5
  • European Starling: present but uncounted
  • Orange-crowned Warbler: 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 3, 1 Audubon’s Warbler and 2 Myrtle’s Warblers
  • Cassin’s Sparrow: 3
  • Chipping Sparrow: 10
  • Clay-colored Sparrow: 250
  • Vesper Sparrow: 9
  • Lark Sparrow: 4
  • Grasshopper Sparrow: 1
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow: 8
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 37
  • Northern Cardinal: 3
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 18
  • Common Grackle: present but uncounted
  • Great-tailed Grackle: present but uncounted
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: present but uncounted
  • Bullock’s Oriole: 4
  • House Finch: 12
  • House Sparrow: present but uncounted

Sightings by LgPacker, at Mesquite Grove GC and WSA