Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

Nov. 14, 2009 – BCAS Trip to Lake O.H. Ivie

Location: Taylor County

Number of species: 16

  • Bufflehead –  2
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 4
  • Rock Pigeon – 12
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 10
  • White-winged Dove – 7
  • Mourning Dove – 40
  • Short-eared Owl – 1
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker – 1
  • Loggerhead Shrike – 2
  • Blue Jay – 2
  • Northern Mockingbird – 5
  • European Starling – 21
  • Savannah Sparrow – 2
  • Common Grackle – 154
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 12
  • House Finch – 12

Location: Runnels County
Number of species: 10

  • Great Blue Heron – 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 2
  • Mourning Dove – 40
  • Loggerhead Shrike – 4
  • Verdin – 2
  • Cactus Wren – 2
  • Bewick’s Wren – 2
  • Northern Mockingbird – 5
  • Pyrrhuloxia – 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 1000

Location: Concho County
Number of species: 44

  • Gadwall – 200
  • American Wigeon – 200
  • Mallard – 20
  • Cinnamon Teal – 4
  • Northern Shoveler –  200
  • Green-winged Teal –  200
  • Canvasback – 20
  • Redhead – 20
  • Common Loon – 2
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 5
  • Anhinga – 1
  • Great Egret – 2
  • Black Vulture – 25
  • Turkey Vulture – 20
  • Osprey – 3
  • Northern Harrier – 3
  • Crested Caracara – 1
  • American Kestrel – 3
  • Common Moorhen – 1
  • American Coot – 1000
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 4
  • Least Sandpiper – 20
  • Long-billed Dowitcher – 20
  • Bonaparte’s Gull – 4
  • Franklin’s Gull – 5
  • Ring-billed Gull – 22
  • Herring Gull (American) – 4
  • Short-eared Owl – 1
  • Belted Kingfisher – 2
  • Eastern Phoebe – 1
  • Say’s Phoebe – 2
  • Vermilion Flycatcher – 2
  • Rock Wren – 3
  • Marsh Wren – 4
  • Eastern Bluebird – 4
  • American Pipit – 25
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 10
  • Vesper Sparrow – 10
  • Lark Sparrow – 10
  • Lark Bunting – 46
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 45
  • Northern Cardinal – 4
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 300
  • House Sparrow – 20

Location: Coleman County
Number of species: 4

  • Red-tailed Hawk – 2
  • American Kestrel – 3
  • Mourning Dove – 40
  • Northern Mockingbird – 4

Sightings by Tom & Toni Dolan,  Kathy Hampton, Dan Symonds and Joe &  Bonnie Thompson

One Response to “Nov. 14, 2009 – BCAS Trip to Lake O.H. Ivie”

  1. Jay Says:

    Man, what a great day of birding. An Anhinga, Crested Caracara, and two Short-eared Owls! I’ve seen a Crested Caracara once (right outside Paint Rock, coming back from O.H. Ivie) but I’ve not seen the other two in the Big Country.