Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

July 26-27, 2008 – Southern Taylor County

July 26: Southern Taylor County:

  • Northern Bobwhite: 2
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 15
  • Mississippi Kite: 2
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 2
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove: 5
  • Mourning Dove: oodles
  • White-winged Dove: 1
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo: 3
  • Greater Roadrunner: 1
  • Common Nighthawk: 1
  • Chimney Swift: 2
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird: 6
  • Empidonax Flycatcher: 1
  • Western Kingbird: 4
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher: 7
  • Blue Jay: 2
  • Western Scrub-Jay: 2
  • American Crow: 1
  • Purple Martin: 17
  • Cliff Swallow: 4
  • Cave Swallow: 20
  • Barn Swallow: 5
  • Carolina Chickadee: 3
  • Black-crested Titmouse: 1
  • Bushtit: 6
  • Canyon Wren: 1
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Bewick’s Wren: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 5
  • American Robin: 1
  • Northern Mockingbird: several
  • European Starling: a few
  • Canyon Towhee: 1
  • Field Sparrow: 5
  • Lark Sparrow: 6
  • Northern Cardinal: 6
  • Painted Bunting: 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 76
  • Great-tailed Grackle: 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 1
  • Orchard Oriole: 2, one male and one first-year male
  • House Finch: 1
  • Lesser Goldfinch: 2
  • House Sparrow: 5

Sightings by Laura Packer and Dan Symonds on Taylor CR 207, 196, 613, 89, 186, 184, 185, 194 near Bradshaw

July 27, Lake Abilene:

  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Black Vulture 2
  • Turkey Vulture 12
  • Red-tailed Hawk 1
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
  • Mourning Dove 6
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird 2
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 3
  • White-eyed Vireo 4
  • Western Scrub-Jay 1
  • Cave Swallow 12
  • Barn Swallow 12
  • Black-crested Titmouse 2
  • Bewick’s Wren 2
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
  • Eastern Bluebird 4
  • American Robin 1
  • Northern Mockingbird 3
  • European Starling 2
  • Canyon Towhee 1
  • Field Sparrow 1
  • Lark Sparrow 7
  • Northern Cardinal 15
  • Pyrrhuloxia 2
  • Black-headed Grosbeak 2
  • Blue Grosbeak 2
  • Indigo Bunting 3
  • Painted Bunting 4
  • Red-winged Blackbird 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 5
  • House Finch 4

Sightings by Dan Symonds

SeaBee Park

  • Little Blue Heron – 1
  • Snowy Egret – 12
  • Great Egret – 15
  • Cattle Egret – 6
  • White-faced (presumed) Ibis – 40
  • Lesser Yellowlegs – 1

Sightings by Lorie Black

Kirby Lake

  • Am Avocet – 16
  • Baird’s Sandpiper – 15
  • Least Sandpiper – 20
  • Snowy Egret – 6
  • Great Egret – 10

Sightings by Lorie Black