Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

May 17, 2008 – Callahan, Eastland & Local Area Sightings

Callahan and Eastland Counties:

  • Blue-winged Teal – 5
  • Ruddy Duck – 1
  • Wild Turkey – 1
  • Northern Bobwhite – 6
  • Great Blue Heron – 3
  • Green Heron – 2
  • Black vulture – 1
  • Turkey Vulture – 21
  • Mississippi Kite – 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk – 3
  • Swainson’s Hawk – 4
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 5
  • Killdeer – 1
  • Wilson’s Phalarope – 4
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 6
  • Mourning Dove – 34
  • White-winged Dove – 19
  • Inca Dove – 2
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 2
  • Greater Roadrunner – 1
  • Common Nighthawk – 2 (Taylor County)
  • Chimney Swift – 4
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird – 9
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker – 4
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 5
  • Downy Woodpecker – 1
  • Eastern Phoebe – 8
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher – 2
  • Western Kingbird – 6
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 32
  • Loggerhead Shrike – 1 (Taylor County)
  • White-eyed Vireo – 3
  • Red-eyed Vireo – 1
  • Blue Jay – 1
  • American Crow – 8
  • Purple Martin – 7
  • Cliff Swallow – 6
  • Barn Swallow – 15
  • Carolina Chickadee – 6
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 17
  • Carolina Wren – 6
  • Bewick’s Wren – 26
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 5
  • Eastern Bluebird 16
  • American Robin – 1
  • Northern Mockingbird – 54
  • European Starling – 10
  • Wilson’s Warbler – 1
  • Canyon Towhee – 1
  • Clay-colored Sparrow – 3
  • Field Sparrow – 3
  • Lark Sparrow 22
  • Grasshopper Sparrow – 2
  • Northern Cardinal – 62
  • Blue Grosbeak – 2
  • Painted Bunting – 54
  • Dickcissel – 46
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 9
  • Eastern Meadowlark – 10
  • Common Grackle – 8
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 8
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 20
  • Orchard Oriole – 1
  • Pine Siskin – 2
  • House Sparrow – 18

Sightings by LgPacker, Dan Symonds.

Highlights from Abilene State Park:

  • Red-eyed Vireo – 2
  • White-eyed Vireo – 1
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 2 (FOS for me)

Sunday, May 18, Kirby Lake:

  • White-rumped Sandpipers – 4

Abilene State Park and Kirby Lake sightings by Lorie Black