Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

December 13, 2008 – Maddin Prairie Preserve

Highlights:

  • Wood Duck
  • Prairie Falcon
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Sprague’s Pipit
  • Black-throated Sparrow
  • Le Conte’s Sparrow
  • Grasshopper Sparrow

Complete List:

  • Wood Duck – 1, male
  • Northern Bobwhite – 10
  • Northern Harrier – 6
  • Cooper’s Hawk – 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 3
  • Prairie Falcon – 2
  • Sandhill Crane – 300, flying over
  • Mourning Dove – 350
  • Greater Roadrunner – 2
  • Great Horned Owl – 2
  • Burrowing Owl – 1
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker – 4
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 2
  • Eastern Phoebe – 2
  • Loggerhead Shrike – 3
  • Chihuahuan Raven – 2
  • common Raven – 1
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 3
  • Bewick’s Wren – 8
  • Cactus Wren – 1
  • House Wren – 2
  • Marsh Wren – 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 1
  • Eastern Bluebird – 10
  • Northern Mockingbird – 12
  • Curve-billed Thrasher – 1
  • European Starling – 15
  • Sprague’s Pipit -2
  • Spotted Towhee – 5
  • Canyon Towhee – 1
  • Field Sparrow – 2
  • Vesper Sparrow – 35
  • Black-throated Sparrow – 1
  • Lark Bunting – 6
  • Savannah Sparrow – 35
  • Le Conte’s Sparrow – 1
  • Grasshopper Sparrow – 1
  • Song Sparrow – 20
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow – 4
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 100
  • Northern Cardinal – 6
  • Pyrrhuloxia – 5
  • Meadowlark species – 50
  • House Finch – 15
  • American Goldfinch – 6

Sightings by Kirsti Harms, Pat Merkord, Amy Packer, Jay Packer, Laura Packer
Please see the Maddin Prairie Preserve web site for more information. BCAS will be scheduling a field trip to this prairie in the near future.