Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

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.

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