Category: Sightings

  • December 27, 2006 – Dyess GC

    Best bird(s): Wood Duck, 1 (female, in the diversion ditch behind the driving range) List: Wood Duck, 1, dd (diversion ditch) Gadwall, 2 (1 in dd; 1 in Totten) Mallard, 6 (Totten) Northern Shoveler, 10 (Totten) Bufflehead, 2 Great Blue Heron, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 2 Killdeer, 12 Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Ring-billed Gull, 1 Rock Pigeon, […]

  • December 22, 2006 – Dyess WSA

    Best bird(s) of the day: Marsh Wren, 1 Others: Gadwall, 2 Northern Shoveler, 1 Green-winged Teal, 5 Rock Pigeon, 1 Mourning Dove, 23 Golden-fronted Woodpecker, 1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 2 Blue Jay, 1 Black-crested Titmouse, 1 Cactus Wren, 1 Bewick’s Wren, 3 Marsh Wren, 1 Eastern Bluebird, 9 American Robin, 16 Northern Mockingbird, 4 European Starling, […]

  • December 21, 2006 – Dyess, NE

    Most unexpected bird: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 1 Others: Gadwall, 1 Northern Shoveler, 4 Bufflehead, 5 Mourning Dove, 12 Ladderbacked-Woodpecker, 1 Blue Jay, 4 Black-crested Titmouse, 2 Cactus Wren, 6 Bewick’s Wren, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 1 Eastern Bluebird, 6 American Robin, 4 Northern Mockingbird, 8 Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 European Starling, 10 Spotted Towhee, 2 […]

  • December 17, 2006 – Lake Kirby

    Bonaparte’s Gull Not a rare bird, but something of a break from the Ring-billed Gulls. Most range maps portray Abilene as either at the western edge of the winter range or just to the west of the western edge. Submitted by Gary Hunter

  • December 16, 2006 – Cedar Creek, NE Abilene

    Best bird(s) of the morning: Great Kiskadee, 1 (heard along the 1700 block of Cedar Crest) Winter Wren, 1 (boldly marched …OK, hopped… past me from 3 feet away while cussing …OK, giving his alarm call… and working his way downstream) Hermit Thrush, 1 (h) Complete list: Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 12 Northern Shoveler, 5 Ring-necked […]

  • December 15, 2006 – Lake Fort Phantom Area

    Birds of note: Wood Duck, 4 at Lake Fort Phantom American Pipit, 7 at SeaBee Park Verdin, 1 near the westside boat dock in Johnson Park The most interesting thing was a roadkill javalina on West Lake Rd between Ambler and I-20. Not a feral hog – I took a second look. All sightings by […]

  • December 14, 2006 – Abilene S.P., South Abilene

    Abilene State Park: Mallard, 6 Black Vulture, 50+ Turkey Vulture, 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 1 Black-crested Titmouse, 9 Carolina Wren, 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1 American Robin, 10 Spotted Towhee, 2 Dark-eyed Junco, 20 Northern Cardinal, 2 Meadowlark species, 2 South Abilene: Northern Harrier, 1 American Kestrel, 1 Eurasian Collared Dove, 30+ Golden-fronted Woodpecker, […]

  • December 8, 2006 – Dyess AFB

    Best bird(s) of the day: Buffleheads, 5 Marsh Wren, 2 (one heard at the low water crossing in the golf course and the other seen in the diversion ditch south of WSA) Eastern Bluebirds, 27 (highest count to date) List Seen at the Golf Course: Mallard, 19 (15 onTotten, 4 on Eff. pond) Northern Shoveler, […]

  • December 5, 2006 – Lake O.H. Ivie – Eurasian Wigeon

    Lake O.H. Ivie in Coleman/Concho Counties is host to thousands of ducks this winter. Tens of thousands of ducks! Best bird(s): Eurasian Wigeon, 1. First found by Jay and Amy Packer 12-2-2006. For directions to the lake go to Birding Locations. For extra tips on how to find this duck among the thousands present, look […]

  • December 2, 2006 – Shackleford, Coleman, & NE Abilene

    Best birds of today: Great Kiskadee, heard then seen in Wilhair Park, NE Abilene Black-throated Sparrow, Shackleford Co. Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Shackleford Co. Brown Creeper, Shackleford Co. Eurasian Wigeon, Lake O.H. Ivie, Coleman Co. Shackleford County, CR. 147 and Lake McCarty: Gadwall, 7 American Wigeon, 4 Mallard, 9 Northern Pintail, 4 Lesser Scaup, 4 Wild Turkey, […]