Big Country Audubon Society

Stories from October, 2010

October 17, 2010 – Abilene – Seabee Park

Number of species: 17

  • Blue-winged Teal – 70
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 4
  • Great Blue Heron – 2
  • Great Egret – 3
  • Osprey – 1
  • American Coot – 14
  • Killdeer – 12
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 1
  • Mourning Dove – 22
  • Belted Kingfisher – 1
  • Northern Flicker – 3
  • Vermilion Flycatcher – 1
  • Barn Swallow – 4
  • Northern Mockingbird – 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 25
  • Eastern Meadowlark – 30
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 23

Sightings by Dan Symonds

October 16, 2010 – Abilene SP (PHP 008)

Number of species: 19

  • Turkey Vulture – 22
  • Red-shouldered Hawk – 2
  • White-winged Dove – 2
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – 1
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 2
  • Northern Flicker – 4
  • Eastern Phoebe – 1
  • Blue Jay – 10
  • Carolina Chickadee – 14
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 6
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch – 1
  • Carolina Wren – 3
  • Bewick’s Wren – 1
  • Eastern Bluebird – 4
  • American Robin – 10
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 2
  • Spotted Towhee – 6
  • Northern Cardinal – 6
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 20

Sightings by Dan Symonds

October 10, 2010 – Kirby Lake (PHP 005)

Number of species: 29

  • Mallard – 4
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 2
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 6
  • Great Blue Heron – 7
  • Great Egret – 23
  • Snowy Egret – 60
  • Green Heron – 4
  • Turkey Vulture – 4
  • Osprey – 1
  • American Coot – 200
  • Killdeer – 8
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 6
  • Least Sandpiper – 30
  • Rock Pigeon – 40
  • Mourning Dove¬† – 25
  • Belted Kingfisher – 1
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 1
  • Barn Swallow – 8
  • Bewick’s Wren – 4
  • Marsh Wren – 3
  • Northern Mockingbird – 16
  • Curve-billed Thrasher – 2
  • European Starling – 28
  • Nashville Warbler – 2
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 4
  • Spotted Towhee – 2
  • Northern Cardinal – 6
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 20
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 40

Sighting by Dan Symonds

October 9, 2010 – Abilene SP (PHP 008)

Our Bird Walk at Abilene SP was a little slow but resulted in a couple of highlights.  Best birds were the Brown Thrasher and Northern Flicker.
Number of species: 18

  • Turkey Vulture – 8
  • Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 1
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 1
  • Downy Woodpecker – 1
  • Northern Flicker – 2
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee – 1
  • Eastern Phoebe – 1
  • Blue Jay – 10
  • Carolina Chickadee – 4
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 4
  • Carolina Wren – 2
  • Bewick’s Wren – 2
  • American Robin – 10
  • Brown Thrasher – 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 4
  • Northern Cardinal – 8
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 20

Sightings by Larry Millar and Dan Symonds