Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

May 18, 2009 – Callahan & Eastland Counties

Results of a breeding bird survey, south of Cottonwood, Texas, in Callahan County.  Route ends in Eastland County, near Cross Plains.

Highlights:

  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Chuck-Will-Widow
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Summer Tanager
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • American Goldfinch, late in the season

Complete List for Callahan County:

  • Wild Turkey – 2
  • Northern Bobwhite – 13 heard
  • Great Blue Heron – 2
  • Black Vulture – 2
  • Turkey Vulture – 5
  • Mississippi Kite – 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 1
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 14
  • Mourning Dove – 41
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 1
  • Chuck-Will-Widow – 1 heard
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker – 4
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 1
  • Chimney Swift – 8
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird – 4
  • Eastern Phoebe – 10
  • Eastern Kingbird – 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 40
  • White-eyed Vireo – 4
  • Blue Jay – 3
  • American Crow – 29
  • Cliff Swallow – 15
  • Barn Swallow – 10
  • Carolina Chickadee – 5
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 16
  • Carolina Wren – 8
  • Bewick’s Wren – 16
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 2
  • Eastern Bluebird – 4
  • Northern Mockingbird – 37
  • European Starling – 2
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 1
  • Summer Tanager – 2
  • Field Sparrow – 4
  • Lark Sparrow – 20
  • Northern Cardinal – 61
  • Blue Grosbeak – 1
  • Painted Bunting – 24
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 1
  • Eastern Meadowlark -6
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 4
  • Common Grackle – 5
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 26
  • Bullock’s Oriole – 1
  • American Goldfinch – 3
  • House Sparrow – 25

Complete List for Eastland County:

  • Wild Turkey – 2
  • Northern Bobwhite – 8 heard
  • Great Blue Heron – 1
  • Black Vulture – 2
  • Turkey Vulture – 48
  • Mississippi Kite – 18
  • Red-shouldered Hawk – 3
  • Swainson’s Hawk – 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 1
  • Cooper’s Hawk – 1
  • Killdeer – 1
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 3
  • Mourning Dove – 22
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 2
  • Greater Roadrunner – 3
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker – 3
  • Chimney Swift – 5
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird – 7
  • Eastern Phoebe – 9
  • Western Kingbird – 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher -23
  • White-eyed Vireo – 1
  • American Crow – 21
  • Purple Martin – 19
  • Cliff Swallow – 43
  • Barn Swallow – 3
  • Carolina Chickadee – 10
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 9
  • Carolina Wren – 4
  • Bewick’s Wren – 14
  • Eastern Bluebird – 9
  • Northern Mockingbird – 31
  • Yellow Warbler – 1
  • Summer Tanager – 2
  • Lark Sparrow – 15
  • Northern Cardinal – 37
  • Painted Bunting – 19
  • Dickcissel – 9
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 8
  • Eastern Meadowlark – 22
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 26
  • House Sparrow – 10

Sightings by LgPacker, JPacker, and APacker