Big Country Audubon Society

Stories from September, 2010

October Events

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 – Regular meeting 7:00 PM at Rose Park Senior Center

Program:  John English Photographer will show some his work and stories behind them.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 – Bird Walk at Abilene State Park.  Meet at Laura’s Blind at 8:00AM.

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 – BCAS Wild Goose Chase west of Weinert.  We will depart What-A-Burger on North 1st & Pioneer at 7:00AM.  We will stop for lunch before heading back.

Sep. 18, 2010 – Abilene- Oakwood Trails

Birding was good at Oakwood Trails.  GROUP TOTAL 15!!!
Best birds:  Nashville Warblers, Black and White Warbler and Green Heron.

Number of species: 24

  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck – 15
  • Mallard – 1
  • Wild Turkey – 5
  • Green Heron – 4
  • Turkey Vulture – 2
  • Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
  • Killdeer 2 Rock Pigeon – 25
  • White-winged Dove – 10
  • Mourning Dove – 4
  • Chimney Swift – 5
  • Eastern Phoebe – 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 4
  • Blue Jay – 8
  • Barn Swallow – 5
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 4
  • Bewick’s Wren – 2
  • Eastern Bluebird – 6
  • American Robin – 4
  • Nashville Warbler – 20
  • Black-and-white Warbler – 1
  • Northern Cardinal – 8
  • Painted Bunting – 1
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 10

***Also a Flycatcher, but uncertain what kind – probably a migrant

Sightings by Marsha S., Kim B., Charline W., Patty D., Laura H., Linda B., Joe T., Dan S., Randy P., Joan H., Kathy H., Edna R., Bera J., Stephanie M. and Jane J.