Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

January 17, 2009 – Haskell County Field Trip

Big Country Audubon’s Wild Goose Chase to Haskell County was attended by Carolyn Wiggins, Charline Wheeler, Linda Beyer and Dan Symonds.  Winchester Lake, where we had captured the awesome video for the membership meeting in November, was dry. However, we were still able to see hundreds of geese feeding in fields and flying in large flocks around the area.

Complete List:

  • Greater White-fronted Goose  –   604
  • Snow Goose   –  50
  • Canada Goose  –   420
  • Duck sp.- 8
  • Double-crested Cormorant  –   5
  • Great Blue Heron   –  1
  • Northern Harrier  –   10
  • Red-tailed Hawk  –   18
  • American Kestrel  –   28
  • Sandhill Crane  –  23
  • Rock Pigeon  –   2
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove  –   3
  • Mourning Dove  –   160
  • Loggerhead Shrike  –   4
  • Northern Mockingbird  –   3
  • European Starling  –   154
  • Vesper Sparrow  –   43
  • Lark Bunting  –   10
  • Savannah Sparrow  –   8
  • White-crowned Sparrow  –  65
  • Northern Cardinal  –   2
  • Red-winged Blackbird   –  460
  • meadowlark sp.  –   590
  • Common Grackle  –   370
  • Great-tailed Grackle  –   130
  • Brown-headed Cowbird  –   410
  • House Sparrow  –   44

Carolyn’s sightings:

  • Gold Eagle – 1
  • White Buffalo  –   1

(If you have to ask for an explanation, then you didn’t go on the field trip!)