Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

Nov. 1, 2009 – Will Hair Park (PHP 003)

Number of species: 22

  • Wood Duck – 2
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 9
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk – 1
  • Rock Pigeon – 12
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 2
  • White-winged Dove – 18
  • Mourning Dove – 4
  • Rufous Hummingbird – 1 – This bird was actually seen about 2 blocks east from the park. It had been seen visiting a feeder there for the past 3 days.
  • Blue Jay – 14
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 4
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 1
  • American Robin – 1
  • Northern Mockingbird – 10
  • European Starling – 8
  • Orange-crowned Warbler – 1
  • Nashville Warbler – 2
  • Spotted Towhee – 2
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 2
  • Northern Cardinal – 2
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 20
  • House Finch – 3
  • House Sparrow – 8

Sightings by Dan Symonds

Oct 31, 2009 – Haskell Wild Goose Chase

Location: Haskell County, TX, US
Number of species: 34

  • Greater White-fronted Goose –  5000
  • Snow Goose – 80
  • Ross’s Goose – 2
  • Cackling Goose – 4
  • Canada Goose – 1000
  • American Wigeon – 20
  • Blue-winged Teal – 10
  • Northern Shoveler – 20
  • Northern Pintail – 6
  • Green-winged Teal – 50
  • Lesser Scaup – 2
  • Great Blue Heron – 2
  • Northern Harrier – 3
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 4
  • Sandhill Crane – 10
  • Black-bellied Plover – 1
  • American Avocet – 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 2
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 3
  • Lesser Yellowlegs – 1
  • Least Sandpiper – 50
  • Long-billed Dowitcher – 40
  • Franklin’s Gull – 1
  • Ring-billed Gull – 1
  • Herring Gull (American) – 3
  • Mourning Dove – 25
  • Loggerhead Shrike – 2
  • Horned Lark – 10
  • Northern Mockingbird – 10
  • European Starling – 50
  • Lark Bunting – 10
  • Savannah Sparrow – 5
  • Western Meadowlark – 20
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 100

Location: Lake Fort Phantom (PHP 001)
Number of species: 10

  • Northern Shoveler – 20
  • Great Egret – 4
  • Snowy Egret – 20
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 5
  • American Coot – 200
  • Willet – 1
  • Ring-billed Gull – 20
  • Mourning Dove – 20
  • American Pipit – 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 200

Sighting by Kim Berry, Linda Collins, Kathy Hampton, Bill Hughes, Bera Johnson, Larry Millar, Edna Ross, Dan Symonds, Bonnie and Joe Thompson and Charlene Wheeler.

Oct. 18, 2009 – Lake Abilene

Number of species: 33

  • Gadwall – 20
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 10
  • Great Blue Heron – 2
  • Great Egret – 1
  • Black Vulture – 11
  • Turkey Vulture – 2
  • Northern Harrier – 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk – 2
  • Cooper’s Hawk – 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
  • American Coot – 52
  • Killdeer – 3
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 1
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 11
  • White-winged Dove – 340
  • Mourning Dove – 10
  • Belted Kingfisher –  3
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker – 2
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 2
  • Eastern Phoebe – 6
  • White-eyed Vireo – 1
  • Blue Jay – 7
  • Carolina Chickadee – 4
  • Carolina Wren – 2
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 2
  • Eastern Bluebird – 4
  • American Robin – 22
  • Northern Mockingbird – 3
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 4
  • Spotted Towhee – 4
  • Northern Cardinal – 4
  • Eastern Meadowlark – 1

Sightings by Dan Symonds

Oct. 17, 2009 – Haskell County

Number of species: 18

  • Greater White-fronted Goose – 1500
  • Snow Goose – 8
  • Cackling Goose – 2
  • Canada Goose – 50
  • Gadwall – 24
  • American Wigeon – 4
  • Northern Shoveler – 12
  • Northern Pintail – 6
  • Pied-billed Grebe – 2
  • American White Pelican – 4
  • Great Blue Heron – 2
  • White-faced Ibis – 9
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 3
  • American Kestrel – 3
  • American Avocet – 4
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 2
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 23
  • Common Grackle – 2000

Sightings by Kathy Hampton and Dan Symonds

Oct. 17, 2009 – SeaBee Park

Number of species: 23

  • Gadwall 16
  • Double-crested Cormorant 9
  • Great Blue Heron 5
  • Snowy Egret 5
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2
  • American Kestrel 2
  • American Coot 50
  • Sandhill Crane 16
  • Wilson’s Phalarope 4
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
  • White-winged Dove 10
  • Mourning Dove 6
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird 1
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 10
  • Vesper Sparrow 20
  • White-crowned Sparrow 4
  • Northern Cardinal 2
  • Western Meadowlark 2
  • Common Grackle 20
  • Great-tailed Grackle 20
  • House Sparrow 10

Sightings by Kathy Hampton and Dan Symonds

October 4, 2009 – Abilene – Lake Kirby

Number of species: 22

  • Pied-billed Grebe – 3
  • American White Pelican – 101
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 42
  • Great Blue Heron – 23
  • Great Egret – 47
  • Snowy Egret – 36
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 1
  • American Coot – 62
  • Killdeer – 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 1
  • Least Sandpiper – 39
  • Rock Pigeon – 4
  • Mourning Dove – 16
  • Belted Kingfisher – 2
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 2
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 2
  • Cave Swallow – 7
  • Northern Mockingbird – 3
  • Northern Cardinal – 4
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 120
  • Common Grackle –  600
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 400

Sightings by Dan Symonds

September 27, 2009 – Dyess AFB (NE)

Number of species: 31

  • Northern Bobwhite – 22
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 1  flew over
  • Great Blue Heron – 1
  • Snowy Egret – 22  flew over
  • Turkey Vulture – 11
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk – 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 1
  • Rock Pigeon – 62
  • White-winged Dove – 56
  • Mourning Dove – 53
  • Greater Roadrunner – 1
  • Great Horned Owl – 1
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker – 8
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 4
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 84
  • Blue Jay – 12
  • Cave Swallow – 4
  • Barn Swallow – 4
  • Cactus Wren – 1
  • Bewick’s Wren – 1
  • House Wren – 1
  • Eastern Bluebird – 13
  • Northern Mockingbird – 16
  • Curve-billed Thrasher – 2
  • European Starling – 80
  • Clay-colored Sparrow – 8
  • Common Grackle – 24
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 32
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 23
  • House Finch – 18
  • House Sparrow – 2

Sightings by Dan Symonds

September 19, 2009 – BCAS Field Trip to Abilene SP

Number of species: 17

  • Wild Turkey
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove
  • White-winged Dove
  • Mourning Dove
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Blue Jay
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Black-crested Titmouse
  • Carolina Wren
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • European Starling
  • Lark Sparrow
  • Grackles sp.
  • House Finch

Sighting by Esta Wiginton, Joan Howard, Bera Johnson, Joe Scraggs, Linda Beyer, Linda from Breckenridge, Linda Collins, Betty Miller, Charlene Wheeler, Diane Martin, Trish Oxford and Kathy Hampton.

August 29, 2009 – Lake Ft. Phantom

Number of species: 14

  • Great Egret – 25
  • Snowy Egret – 50
  • Cattle Egret – 30
  • Black-necked Stilt – 2
  • Least Flycatcher – 1
  • Great Egret – 10
  • Snowy Egret – 12
  • White-faced Ibis – 12
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 2
  • Lesser Yellowlegs – 4
  • Pectoral Sandpiper – 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 2
  • Least Sandpiper – 4
  • Sanderling – 1

Sightings by Lorie Black

August 23, 2009 – Lake Kirby

Number of species: 12

  • Great Egret – 10
  • Snowy Egret  – 31
  • Tricolored Heron – 1
  • Killdeer – 10
  • Black-necked Stilt – 8
  • Spotted Sandpiper – 4
  • Solitary Sandpiper – 5
  • Greater Yellowlegs – 8
  • Least Sandpiper – 10
  • Stilt Sandpiper – 6
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 90
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 20