Big Country Audubon Society

Stories from August, 2009

August 29, 2009 – Lake Ft. Phantom

Number of species: 14

  • Great Egret – 25
  • Snowy Egret – 50
  • Cattle Egret – 30
  • Black-necked Stilt – 2
  • Least Flycatcher – 1
  • Great Egret – 10
  • Snowy Egret – 12
  • White-faced Ibis – 12
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 2
  • Lesser Yellowlegs – 4
  • Pectoral Sandpiper – 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 2
  • Least Sandpiper – 4
  • Sanderling – 1

Sightings by Lorie Black

August 23, 2009 – Lake Kirby

Number of species: 12

  • Great Egret – 10
  • Snowy Egret  – 31
  • Tricolored Heron – 1
  • Killdeer – 10
  • Black-necked Stilt – 8
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 4
  • Solitary Sandpiper – 5
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 8
  • Least Sandpiper – 10
  • Stilt Sandpiper – 6
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 90
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 20

August 22, 2009 – Abilene SP

Number of species: 20

  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Mississippi Kite 3
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 2
  • White-winged Dove – 12
  • Mourning Dove – 2
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 3
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 2
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird – 2
  • Eastern Phoebe – 2
  • White-eyed Vireo – 3
  • Barn Swallow – 10
  • Carolina Chickadee  -4
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 8
  • Carolina Wren – 2
  • Bewick’s Wren – 2
  • American Robin – 10
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 2
  • Summer Tanager – 4
  • Northern Cardinal – 8
  • Painted Bunting – 2

August 8, 2009 – Lake Kirby

  • Great Blue Heron – 10
  • Great Egret – 30
  • Snowy Egret – 50
  • Green Heron – 2
  • Turkey Vulture – 6
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 2
  • Common Moorhen – 2
  • Killdeer – 14
  • Black-necked Stilt – 5
  • American Avocet – 3
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 5
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 3
  • Rock Pigeon – 60
  • Mourning Dove – 42
  • Chimney Swift – 5
  • Purple Martin – 14
  • Tree Swallow – 10
  • Cliff Swallow – 12
  • Barn Swallow – 12
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1
  • Northern Mockingbird – 2
  • Curve-billed Thrasher – 1
  • European Starling – 10
  • Lark Sparrow – 3
  • Northern Cardinal -4
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 26
  • Common Grackle – 25
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 10
  • Orchard Oriole – 2

Sighting by Dan Symonds