Big Country Audubon Society

Stories from January, 2011

January 22, 2011 – Waste Water Treatment Plant

Number of species:     47

  • Greater White-fronted Goose     21
  • Gadwall     30
  • Mallard     8
  • Blue-winged Teal     8
  • Northern Shoveler     40
  • Northern Pintail     50
  • Green-winged Teal     20
  • Canvasback     4
  • Redhead     4
  • Ring-necked Duck     10
  • Lesser Scaup     2
  • Bufflehead     40
  • Ruddy Duck     20
  • Double-crested Cormorant     20
  • American White Pelican     4
  • Northern Harrier     2
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk     1
  • Red-tailed Hawk     1
  • American Kestrel     1
  • Merlin     1
  • American Coot     500
  • Sandhill Crane     22
  • Killdeer     2
  • Long-billed Dowitcher     12
  • Bonaparte’s Gull     10
  • Ring-billed Gull     25
  • Rock Pigeon     15
  • White-winged Dove     10
  • Mourning Dove     20
  • Eastern Phoebe     2
  • Say’s Phoebe     1
  • Loggerhead Shrike     1
  • Chihuahuan Raven     1
  • Eastern Bluebird     2
  • Northern Mockingbird     2
  • European Starling     23
  • Vesper Sparrow     20
  • Savannah Sparrow     50
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow     5
  • White-crowned Sparrow     20
  • Northern Cardinal     2
  • Red-winged Blackbird     500
  • Eastern Meadowlark     60
  • Common Grackle     20
  • Great-tailed Grackle     40
  • American Goldfinch     12
  • House Sparrow     30

Sighting by:  Kim Berry, Kathy Hampton, Kathy Millar, Larry Millar, Wayne McCormick, Dan Symonds, Joe Thompson

More Winter Events…

Field Trip: Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, Lake Colorado City State Park. Depart at 7:00AM. from Whataburger, 4241 South 1st St. Come early if you would like to buy breakfast. Target birds: Bushtits, Verdin, and Pyrrhuloxia. Bring water and snacks. We will plan to eat lunch in Colorado City.

REGULAR MEETING:  Thurs., Mar. 3, 2011, Rose Park Senior Center, 7:00 PM. Program:  Jay Packer, Biology Teacher ATEMS, and master birder.

Board Meeting:  Tues., Mar. 8, 7:00 PM, Mezamiz Deux Coffee House