Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

October 24, 2008 – Lake Kirby and S. Taylor County

Lake Kirby

Highlights:

  • Common Loon
  • Duck species
  • Horned Grebe
  • Eared Grebe
  • Wilson’s Snipe

Complete List:

  • Gadwall – 2
  • Blue-winged Teal – 4
  • Northern Shoveler – 5
  • Redhead – 4
  • Ring-necked Duck – 4
  • Ruddy Duck – 2
  • Common Loon – 1
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 5
  • Horned Grebe – 1
  • Eared Grebe – 20
  • American White Pelican – 30
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 22
  • Great Blue Heron – 5
  • Great Egret – 6
  • Snowy Egret – 5
  • Cattle Egret – 5
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 1
  • Common Moorhen – 1
  • American Coot – 70
  • Killdeer – 3
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 3
  • Wilson’s Snipe – 5
  • Ring-billed Gull – 20
  • Belted Kingfisher – 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 25
  • Common Grackle – 2
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 2
  • House Sparrow – 30

Sightings by Lorie Black and Dan Symonds

Southern Taylor County

Highlights:

  • Say’s Phoebe
  • Loggerhead Shrike feeding young (late nesting by this species)
  • Canyon Wren
  • Western Bluebird, FOS
  • Brown Thrasher – 2
  • Pine Siskin, FOS

Complete List:

  • Green-winged Teal – 8
  • Mallard – 11
  • Northern Bobwhite – 5 coveys heard
  • Black Vulture – 5
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 4
  • American Kestrel – 4
  • Rock Pigeon – 18
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 7
  • Mourning Dove – 49
  • White-winged Dove – 14
  • Great Horned Owl – 2
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 1
  • Say’s Phoebe – 1, along CR 353
  • Loggerhead Shrike – 6
  • Western Scrub-Jay – 2
  • Chihuahuan Raven – 2
  • Carolina Chickadee – 2
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 3
  • Canyon Wren – 1, CR 351
  • Carolina Wren – 1
  • House Wren – 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 1
  • Eastern Bluebird – 2
  • Western Bluebird – 18, CR 351 near Hwy 89
  • Northern Mockingbird – 14
  • Brown Thrasher – 2
  • European Starling – 3
  • Orange-crowned Warbler – 3
  • Spotted Towhee – 9
  • Vesper Sparrow – 11
  • Savannah Sparrow – 4
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 48
  • Northern Cardinal – 4
  • Pyrrhuloxia – 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 8
  • Western Meadowlark – 81
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 12
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 6
  • House Finch – 2
  • Pine Siskin – 104, FOS, CR 351
  • Lesser Goldfinch – 2
  • House Sparrow – 10

Sightings by LgPacker along Taylor County Roads 350, 351, 89, FM 1235, Hwy 277, CR 707, 314, 283, 290(Butterfield School Road), 277, 353, 126, but not necessarily in this order.