Big Country Audubon Society

Stories from June, 2009

June 26-27, 2009 BCAS Field Trip

Location: Cedar Gap Farm (PHP 006)

Observation date: 6/26/09

Number of species: 11

  • Wild Turkey – 3
  • Turkey Vulture – 4
  • Mourning Dove – 2
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird – 10
  • Western Scrub-Jay – 1
  • Carolina Chickadee – 2
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 4
  • Lark Sparrow – 4
  • Northern Cardinal – 6
  • Painted Bunting – 8
  • House Finch – 6

Sightings by Kathy, Linda and Dan

Location: South Llano River State Park

Observation date: 6/27/09

Number of species: 29

  • Northern Bobwhite – 2
  • Wild Turkey – 6
  • Turkey Vulture – 8
  • White-winged Dove – 8
  • Inca Dove – 2
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird – 10
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 6
  • Vermilion Flycatcher – 2
  • Western Kingbird – 4
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 6
  • White-eyed Vireo – 2
  • Bell’s Vireo – 1
  • Black-capped Vireo – 2
  • Yellow-throated Vireo – 2
  • Barn Swallow – 15
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 8
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 8
  • Northern Mockingbird – 4
  • Yellow-breasted Chat – 2
  • Summer Tanager – 4
  • Field Sparrow – 6
  • Lark Sparrow – 4
  • Black-throated Sparrow – 2
  • Northern Cardinal – 22
  • Blue Grosbeak – 1
  • Painted Bunting – 6
  • Orchard Oriole – 1
  • House Finch – 18
  • House Sparrow – 2

Sightings by Kathy, Linda, and Dan

Location: Kirby Lake (PHP 005)

Observation date: 6/27/09

Number of species: 20

  • Mallard – 1
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 1
  • Great Blue Heron – 14
  • Great Egret – 4
  • Snowy Egret – 10
  • Green Heron – 2
  • Turkey Vulture – 8
  • Common Moorhen – 3
  • American Coot – 6
  • Killdeer – 11
  • Black-necked Stilt – 2
  • Forster’s Tern – 4
  • Rock Pigeon – 5
  • Mourning Dove – 2
  • Western Kingbird – 2
  • Barn Swallow – 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 10
  • Common Grackle – 10
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 10
  • House Finch – 2

Sightings by Kathy, Linda and Dan

June 21, 2009 Abilene – Lake Kirby

Number of species: 24

  • Northern Bobwhite – 2
  • Great Blue Heron – 7
  • Great Egret – 8
  • Snowy Egret – 24
  • Green Heron – 7
  • Turkey Vulture – 4
  • Common Moorhen – 5
  • American Coot – 6
  • Killdeer – 8
  • Rock Pigeon – 30
  • Mourning Dove – 50
  • Western Kingbird – 4
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 5
  • Cliff Swallow – 40
  • Barn Swallow – 4
  • Cactus Wren – 1
  • Northern Mockingbird – 13
  • Northern Cardinal – 6
  • Pyrrhuloxia – 1
  • Painted Bunting – 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 30
  • Common Grackle – 21
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 20
  • House Finch – 2

Sightings by Dan Symonds