Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

October 25, 2008 – Fort Griffin Field Trip

Highlights:

  • Neotropic Cormorant
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, numbers are dwindling fast
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Song Sparrow, FOS
  • A good mix of wintering sparrows (see complete list below)

Complete List:

  • Wild Turkey – 26
  • Neotropic Cormorant – 3
  • Great Blue Heron – 1
  • Turkey Vulture – 1
  • Northern Harrier – 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk – 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk – 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 3
  • American Kestrel – 3
  • Killdeer – 1
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 8
  • Mourning Dove – 42
  • White-winged Dove – 1
  • Belted Kingfisher – 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – 3
  • Northern Flicker – 2, yellow and red-shafted form
  • Eastern Phoebe – 2
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 7
  • Loggerhead Shrike – 2
  • Blue Jay – 1
  • American Crow – 1
  • Common Raven – 1
  • Carolina Chickadee – 1
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 3
  • Carolina Wren – 1
  • Bewick’s Wren – 1
  • House Wren – 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 6
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1
  • Eastern Bluebird – 4
  • American Robin – 1
  • European Starling – 12
  • Orange-crowned Warbler – 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 4
  • Spotted Towhee – 2
  • Vesper Sparrow – 8
  • Lark Sparrow – 1
  • Song Sparrow – 1
  • Lincoln’s sparrow – 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 4
  • Eastern Meadowlark – 110
  • Western Meadowlark – 48
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 10
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 1
  • House Sparrow – 35

Sightings by Kathy Hampton, Bill Hughes, Diane Martin, Laura Packer, Dan Symonds, Charline Wheeler, Esta Wiginton. Birds seen along CR 351 and 283 are also included in this list.