Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

Dec. 5, 2009 – Trip to Lake Ft. Phantom Hill

Location: Taylor County, TX
Number of species: 6

  • Rock Pigeon –  33
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 20
  • Mourning Dove – 20
  • European Starling – 20
  • Eastern Meadowlark – 25
  • House Sparrow – 20

Location: Jones County, TX
Number of species: 44

  • Gadwall – 16
  • Mallard – 6
  • Northern Shoveler – 36
  • Green-winged Teal – 3
  • Redhead – 3
  • Lesser Scaup – 9
  • Bufflehead – 14
  • Hooded Merganser – 9
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 3
  • Eared Grebe – 2
  • American White Pelican – 2
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 4
  • Great Blue Heron – 5
  • Great Egret – 4
  • Snowy Egret – 1
  • Northern Harrier – 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 2
  • American Kestrel – 3
  • American Coot – 302
  • Sandhill Crane – 3
  • Killdeer – 18
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 2
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 3
  • Long-billed Dowitcher – 89
  • Wilson’s Snipe – 4
  • Ring-billed Gull – 1053
  • Forster’s Tern – 45
  • White-winged Dove – 40
  • Vermilion Flycatcher – 2
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 3
  • Northern Mockingbird – 20
  • European Starling – 16
  • American Pipit – 1
  • Spotted Towhee – 1
  • Clay-colored Sparrow – 10
  • Field Sparrow – 2
  • Savannah Sparrow – 10
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow – 2
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 20
  • Dark-eyed Junco – 20
  • Northern Cardinal – 2
  • Eastern Meadowlark – 110
  • Common Grackle – 11
  • House Finch – 8

Sightings by Kathy Hampton, Dan Symonds and Joe Thompson

November 28, 2009 – Lake Abilene (PHP 009)

Number of species: 23

  • Gadwall – 10
  • Mallard – 4
  • Northern Shoveler – 4
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 2
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 4
  • Great Blue Heron – 4
  • American Coot – 32
  • Killdeer – 6
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 1
  • Belted Kingfisher – 2
  • Eastern Phoebe – 4
  • Western Scrub-Jay – 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 3
  • Eastern Bluebird – 40
  • American Robin – 94
  • Cedar Waxwing – 22
  • Spotted Towhee – 2
  • Canyon Towhee – 1
  • Chipping Sparrow – 52
  • Clay-colored Sparrow – 44
  • Dark-eyed Junco – 4
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 2
  • American Goldfinch – 23

Sightings by Dan Symonds

November 28, 2009 – Abilene SP (PHP 008)

Number of species: 10

  • Black Vulture – 8
  • Northern Flicker – 1
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 4
  • Hermit Thrush – 1
  • American Robin – 300
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 4
  • Dark-eyed Junco – 10
  • Northern Cardinal – 2
  • Pine Siskin – 150
  • American Goldfinch – 221

Sightings by Dan Symonds

Nov. 22, 2009 – Abilene SP (PHP 008)

Number of species: 19

  • Black Vulture – 10
  • Inca Dove – 5
  • Blue Jay – 10
  • American Crow – 10
  • Carolina Chickadee – 32
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 15
  • Carolina Wren – 3
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 2
  • Eastern Bluebird – 2
  • American Robin – 50
  • Cedar Waxwing – 20
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 11
  • Spotted Towhee – 6
  • Chipping Sparrow – 10
  • White-throated Sparrow – 1
  • Dark-eyed Junco – 32
  • Northern Cardinal – 5
  • Pine Siskin – 20
  • American Goldfinch – 30

Sightings by Dan Symonds

Nov. 15, 2009 – Lake Kirby

Number of species: 48

  • Greater White-fronted Goose – 1
  • Snow Goose – 2
  • Gadwall – 4
  • Mallard – 8
  • Blue-winged Teal – 20
  • Northern Shoveler – 28
  • Green-winged Teal – 18
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 10
  • Horned Grebe – 4
  • Eared Grebe – 3
  • American White Pelican – 75
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 94
  • Great Blue Heron – 6
  • Great Egret – 4
  • Northern Harrier – 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 4
  • American Kestrel – 1
  • Common Moorhen – 1
  • American Coot – 457
  • Killdeer – 10
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 3
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 2
  • Least Sandpiper – 10
  • Wilson’s Snipe – 4
  • Franklin’s Gull – 2
  • Ring-billed Gull – 40
  • Rock Pigeon – 21
  • Mourning Dove – 4
  • Belted Kingfisher –  2
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 2
  • Bewick’s Wren – 2
  • Marsh Wren – 6
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 2
  • Northern Mockingbird – 4
  • European Starling – 20
  • Orange-crowned Warbler – 2
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 10
  • Common Yellowthroat – 4
  • Spotted Towhee – 2
  • Field Sparrow – 1
  • Fox Sparrow – 2
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow – 3
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 53
  • Northern Cardinal – 4
  • Pyrrhuloxia – 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 145
  • Common Grackle – 20
  • House Finch – 2

Sightings by Dan Symonds

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

Nov. 1, 2009 – Will Hair Park (PHP 003)

Number of species: 22

  • Wood Duck – 2
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 9
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk – 1
  • Rock Pigeon – 12
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 2
  • White-winged Dove – 18
  • Mourning Dove – 4
  • Rufous Hummingbird – 1 – This bird was actually seen about 2 blocks east from the park. It had been seen visiting a feeder there for the past 3 days.
  • Blue Jay – 14
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 4
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 1
  • American Robin – 1
  • Northern Mockingbird – 10
  • European Starling – 8
  • Orange-crowned Warbler – 1
  • Nashville Warbler – 2
  • Spotted Towhee – 2
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 2
  • Northern Cardinal – 2
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 20
  • House Finch – 3
  • House Sparrow – 8

Sightings by Dan Symonds

Oct 31, 2009 – Haskell Wild Goose Chase

Location: Haskell County, TX, US
Number of species: 34

  • Greater White-fronted Goose –  5000
  • Snow Goose – 80
  • Ross’s Goose – 2
  • Cackling Goose – 4
  • Canada Goose – 1000
  • American Wigeon – 20
  • Blue-winged Teal – 10
  • Northern Shoveler – 20
  • Northern Pintail – 6
  • Green-winged Teal – 50
  • Lesser Scaup – 2
  • Great Blue Heron – 2
  • Northern Harrier – 3
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 4
  • Sandhill Crane – 10
  • Black-bellied Plover – 1
  • American Avocet – 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 2
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 3
  • Lesser Yellowlegs – 1
  • Least Sandpiper – 50
  • Long-billed Dowitcher – 40
  • Franklin’s Gull – 1
  • Ring-billed Gull – 1
  • Herring Gull (American) – 3
  • Mourning Dove – 25
  • Loggerhead Shrike – 2
  • Horned Lark – 10
  • Northern Mockingbird – 10
  • European Starling – 50
  • Lark Bunting – 10
  • Savannah Sparrow – 5
  • Western Meadowlark – 20
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 100

Location: Lake Fort Phantom (PHP 001)
Number of species: 10

  • Northern Shoveler – 20
  • Great Egret – 4
  • Snowy Egret – 20
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 5
  • American Coot – 200
  • Willet – 1
  • Ring-billed Gull – 20
  • Mourning Dove – 20
  • American Pipit – 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 200

Sighting by Kim Berry, Linda Collins, Kathy Hampton, Bill Hughes, Bera Johnson, Larry Millar, Edna Ross, Dan Symonds, Bonnie and Joe Thompson and Charlene Wheeler.

Oct. 18, 2009 – Lake Abilene

Number of species: 33

  • Gadwall – 20
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 10
  • Great Blue Heron – 2
  • Great Egret – 1
  • Black Vulture – 11
  • Turkey Vulture – 2
  • Northern Harrier – 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk – 2
  • Cooper’s Hawk – 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
  • American Coot – 52
  • Killdeer – 3
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 1
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 11
  • White-winged Dove – 340
  • Mourning Dove – 10
  • Belted Kingfisher –  3
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker – 2
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 2
  • Eastern Phoebe – 6
  • White-eyed Vireo – 1
  • Blue Jay – 7
  • Carolina Chickadee – 4
  • Carolina Wren – 2
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 2
  • Eastern Bluebird – 4
  • American Robin – 22
  • Northern Mockingbird – 3
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 4
  • Spotted Towhee – 4
  • Northern Cardinal – 4
  • Eastern Meadowlark – 1

Sightings by Dan Symonds

Oct. 17, 2009 – Haskell County

Number of species: 18

  • Greater White-fronted Goose – 1500
  • Snow Goose – 8
  • Cackling Goose – 2
  • Canada Goose – 50
  • Gadwall – 24
  • American Wigeon – 4
  • Northern Shoveler – 12
  • Northern Pintail – 6
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 2
  • American White Pelican – 4
  • Great Blue Heron – 2
  • White-faced Ibis – 9
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 3
  • American Kestrel – 3
  • American Avocet – 4
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 2
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 23
  • Common Grackle – 2000

Sightings by Kathy Hampton and Dan Symonds