Author: Laura

  • Rufous Hummingbird Overwinters in NE Abilene

    A sub-adult male Rufous Hummingbird showed up in Abilene September 15, 2005 in a NE Abilene neighborhood. He stayed for over three months and was last seen January 7, 2006. Two pictures below show his molt progression. First picture taken September 15 by Laura Packer, second photo taken December 14 by John English.

  • Jones County Trip List

    Jan 2, 2006: Four members went birding Monday, January 2, in Jones County. Highlights of our trip included a Burrowing Owl, Lark Buntings, and Brewer’s Blackbirds. At Lake Hamlin we saw Sora, Marsh Wren, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, and Common Yellowthroat. A Golden-crowned Kinglet was discovered at Johnson Park around Lake Fort Phantom. If you’d […]

  • BCAS to Build Bird Blind at Abilene State Park

    Coming soon to the Abilene State Park:  a bird blind where you can watch the birds as they come in to feed, drink, and bathe.  Please watch this site for regular updates on this project.