Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

May 2, 2009 – Abilene Area

Highlights:

  • Tri-Colored Heron
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Snowy Plover
  • Tri-colored Heron
  • Yellow-throated Vireo
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler

Lake Fort Phantom Hill / SeaBee Park

  • Cinnamon Teal – 2
  • Great Blue Heron – 3
  • Great Egret – 8
  • Snowy Egret –  12
  • Tri-colored Heron – 1
  • Cattle Egret: 14
  • Green Heron – 5
  • White-faced Ibis – 1
  • Swainson’s  Hawk – 3
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 1
  • Peregrine Falcon – 1 (chasing shorebird)
  • American Coot – 32
  • Killdeer – 4
  • Black-necked Stilt – 4
  • American Avocet – 2
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 1
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 1
  • Long-billed Curlew – 1
  • Long-billed Dowitcher – 16
  • Franklin’s Gull – 11
  • Ring-billed Gull – 1
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker – 1
  • Western Kingbird – 8
  • Eastern Kingbird – 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 6
  • N Mockingbird – 12
  • Curve-billed Thrasher – 4
  • Yellow Warbler – 1
  • Chipping Sparrow – 30
  • Clay-colored Sparrow – 30
  • Lark Sparrow – 7
  • Northern Cardinal – 12
  • Blue Grosbeak – 1
  • Painted Bunting – 6
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 15
  • Bullock’s Oriole – 4

Kirby Lake

  • Ruddy Duck – 12
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 1
  • Eared Grebe – 1
  • Great Blue Heon – 5
  • Great Egret – 3
  • Snowy Egret – 4
  • Green Heron – 6
  • White-faced Ibis – 6
  • Sora – 1
  • Common Moorhen – 5
  • American Coot – 40
  • Snowy Plover – 1
  • Killdeer – 4
  • Black-necked Stilt – 8
  • American Avocet – 3
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 3
  • Western Sandpiper – 2
  • Least Sandpiper – 8
  • Long-billed Dowitcher – 2
  • Franklin’s Gull – 6
  • Ring-billed Gull – 2
  • Forster’s Tern – 3
  • Western Kingbird – 3
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 5
  • Cliff Swallow – 75
  • Barn Swallow – 25
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 8
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird – 1
  • Brewer’s Blackbird – 1

Cedar Gap Farm

  • Wild Turkey – 6
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird – 5
  • Eastern Phoebe – 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 2
  • Purple Martin – 1
  • Carolina Chickadee – 3
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 1
  • Bewick’s Wren – 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1
  • American Robin – 3
  • N Mockingbird – 2
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow – 2
  • Indigo Bunting – 2
  • Painted Bunting – 8
  • Pine Siskin – 12

Abilene State Park

  • Black Vulture – 2
  • Turkey Vulture – 4
  • Mississippi Kite – 1
  • Western Kingbird – 4
  • White-eyed Vireo – 1
  • Yellow-throated Vireo – 1
  • Blue Jay – 2
  • Carolina Chickadee – 4
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 2
  • Carolina Wren – 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1
  • Eastern Bluebird – 2
  • American Robin – 4
  • Nashville Warbler – 1
  • Yellow Warbler – 3
  • Summer Tanager – 2
  • Chipping Sparrow – 12
  • Bullock’s Oriole – 1
  • Pine Siskin – 8

Will Hair Park

  • Rock Pigeon – 1
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 3
  • White-winged Dove – 6
  • Mourning Dove – 4
  • Inca Dove – 2
  • Great Crested Flycatcher – 2
  • Western Kingbird – 2
  • White-throated Sparrow – 1
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 6
  • N Cardinal – 4
  • Indigo Bunting – 1

Sightings by Kathy Hampton and Lorie Black

North Abilene

  • Barn Swallow – 1
  • Lesser Goldfinch – 12