Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

October 30, 2010 – BCAS Wild Goose Chase

Taylor County
Number of species: 1

  • Great Horned Owl – 1

Jones County

Number of species: 13

  • Gadwall – 10
  • American Wigeon – 2
  • Hooded Merganser – 1
  • Northern Bobwhite – 1
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 3
  • Killdeer – 4
  • Rock Pigeon – 22
  • Mourning Dove – 10
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 4
  • Chihuahuan Raven – 2
  • European Starling – 50
  • Eastern Meadowlark – 20

Haskell County

Number of species: 28

  • Greater White-fronted Goose 8000
  • Snow Goose 2000
  • Canada Goose 200
  • Gadwall 34
  • American Wigeon 250
  • Northern Shoveler 10
  • Northern Pintail 4
  • Redhead 21
  • White-faced Ibis 1
  • Northern Harrier 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk 11
  • Merlin 1
  • Prairie Falcon 1
  • American Coot 2500
  • Sandhill Crane 3
  • Killdeer 10
  • Least Sandpiper 40
  • Rock Pigeon 30
  • Mourning Dove 24
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Horned Lark 30
  • European Starling 40
  • White-crowned Sparrow 6
  • Red-winged Blackbird 23
  • Western Meadowlark 50
  • Great-tailed Grackle 28
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 1000
  • House Sparrow 20

Sightings by Linda Beyer, Joe Thompson and Dan Symonds

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

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.