Thursday, May 28, 2009


Anhinga along the Bosphorus.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


White-tailed Ptarmigan

Montague County

Barred Owl
March, 2008
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-shafter Flicker
Yellow-shafter Flicker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pine Siskin
Gold Finch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Phoebe
(?) Titmouse
Black-tufted Titmouse
Cedar Waxwing
(?) Junco
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Brown Creeper
Kingfisher (by song)
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Canada Goose
American Crow
Blue Jay
American Robin
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red-tailed Hawk
Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Great Horned Owl
Red-shouldered Hawk
Barred Owl

Monday, May 25, 2009

Iowa Park Place

Screech Owl
Painted Bunting
White-crowned Sparrow
Eastern Bluebird
[One bird with a complex song that looks and acts like a Mockingbird but has no wingbars. Saw many of this one, and saw one or two at Lake Kickapoo, too.]


Plain Chachalaca


Secretary Bird

White-browed Coucal
Verreaux's Eagle Owl
Tawny Eagle

Speckled Mousebird
Ring-necked DoveRed-billed Oxpecker on Reticulated Giraffe
Purple Grenadier
Ostrich (Masai Race)
Fish Eagle

Kori BustardVulturine Guineafowl
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
Common Waxbills
Egyptian Duck

Blue-naped Mousebird

White-browed Coucal
Common Waxbills
Purple Grenadier
Speckled Mousebird
Secretary Bird
Verreaux's Eagle Owl
Tawny Eagle
Blue-naped Mousebird
Vulturine Guineafowl
Ring-necked Dove
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
Lilac-breasted Roller
Kori Bustard
Fish Eagle
Egyptian Goose
Black-shouldered Kite
Nubian Vulture
Helmeted Guineafowl
White-headed Buffalo-Weaver
Marabou Stork
African Spoonbill
Sacred Ibis
Pink-backed Pelican
Black-headed Heron
Superb Starling

Archer County

Above, a Red-tailed Hawk lands on its perch. 
Below, a Texas Scissor-tailed Flycatcher does her acrobatics 
in the sky during a sunny spring day.

Avocet, American
Blackbirds, Red-winged
Blackbirds, Yellow-headed
Bluebird, Eastern
Bluebird, Mountain (?)
Blue Jay
Bobwhite Quail
Bunting, Painted
Cardinal, American
Chickadee, Carolina
Cowbird, Brown-headed
Cranes, Sandill
Caracara, Crested
Cranes, Whooping
Crow, American
Cuckoo, Yellow-billed
Curlew, Long-billed
Dove, Eurasian-collared
Dove, Mourning
Dove, White-winged
Dowitcher, Long-billed
Duck American Wigeon
Duck Blue-winged Teal
Duck Bufflehead
Duck Canvasback
Duck Cinnamon Teal
Duck Eurasian Wigeon
Duck Gadwall
Duck Green-winged Teal
Duck Hooded Merganser
Duck Lesser Scaup
Duck Mallard
Duck Northern Pintail
Duck Northern Shoveler
Duck Red-headed
Duck, Black-bellied Whistling"
Duck, Ring-necked"
Duck, Wood
Egret, Cattle
Egret, Great White
Egret, Snowy
Finch, House
Flicker, Northern (Red-shafted)
Flycatcher, Ash-throated
Flycatcher, Great-crested
Fly-catcher, Olive-sided
Flycatcher, Scissortailed
Goose, Canada
Goose, Snow
Goose, White-fronted
Grackle, Common
Grackle, Great-tailed
Grebe, Pie-billed
Grosbeak, Blue
Harrier, Northern
Hawk, Broad-winged
Hawk, Ferruginous
Hawk, Red-shouldered
Hawk, Red-tailed
Hawk, Rough-legged
Hawk, Swainson's
Heron, Great Blue
Heron, Little Blue
Heron, Yellow-crowned
Hummingbird, Black-chinned
Ibis, White-faced
Kestrel, American
Kingbird, Eastern
Kingbird, Western
Kingfisher, Belted
Kite, Mississippi
Lark, Horned
Lark, Meadowlark
Martin, Purple
Nighthawk, Common
Oriole, Bullock's
Oriole, Orchard
Owl, Burrowing
Owl, Great-horned
Pelican, American
Phalarope, Wilson's
Phoebe, Eastern
Plover, Semi-palmated
Snowy Plover
Quail, Bobwhite
Robin, American
Sandpiper, Least
Sandpiper, Spotted
Sandpiper, White-bellied
Sandpiper, Spotted
Shrike, Loggerhead
Sparrow, Harris'
Sparrow, House
Sparrow, Lark
Sparrow, Lincoln's
Sparrow, Savannah
Sparrow, Song
Sparrow, White-crowned
Snipe, Common
Stilt, Black-necked
Swallows, Barn
Swans, Tundra
Terns, Least
Thrasher, Brown
Thrush, Eastern Hermit
Titmouse, Black-capped
Titmouse, Tufted
Towhee, Rufous-sided (Eastern Type)
Turkey, American
Vireo, Gray or Bell's (Need confirmation.)
Vulture, Black
Vulture, Turkey
Warbler, Virginia's (Need confirmation.)
Warbler, Yellow-rumped (Butter-butt)
Waxwings, Cedar
Woodpecker, Golden-fronted
Woodpecker, Red-headed
Wren, Bewick's
Yellow-legs, Lesser

Green-winged Teal

Yellow-crowned Heron

Ring-billed Gull

Hermit Thrush

Sandhill Cranes

Hooded Mergansers

Big Bend

Vermillion Flycatcher
Say's Phoebe
Dark-eyed Junco
Bell's Vireo
Cactus Wren
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
Ladderback Woodpecker
Yellow-breasted Chat
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Brewer's Blackbird
Mexican Blackbird
Cassin's (?) Finch
Western Kingbird
Grey Hawk
Hooded Oriole
Summer Tanager
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Yellow Warbler
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Eastern Meadowlark

Wichita County


Double-crested cormorant along Highway 82.

Swainson's Hawk over Kickapoo Air Park.

A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk attempts to fly and lands on a nearby antenna.

Red-shouldered Hawk flies with Mallard Ducks
from a pond in Gray County.
Bittern American
Blackbird Brewer's
Blackbird Red-winged
Blackbird Yellow-headed (First sighting on April 30, 2010, at WBR Center.)
Bluebird Eastern
Brown Creeper
Bunting Painted
Cardinal North American
Chickadee Carolina
Cowbird Bronzed/Brown-headed
Cormorant Double-crested
Crane Sandhill
Crow Common
Cuckoo Black-billed
Dove Common Ground
Dove Eurasian Collared
Dove Inca
Dove Mourning
Dove Ring-necked Turtle
Dove Whitewinged
Duck Black-bellied Whistling
Duck Bufflehead
Duck Canvasback
Duck Hooded Merganser
Duck Mallard
Duck Gadwall
Duck American Widgeon
Duck Pintail
Duck Ring-necked
Duck Scaup Lesser
Duck Teal Blue-winged
Duck Teal Cinnamon
Duck Teal Green-winged
Duck Wood
Egret Cattle
Egret Great
Finch House
Finch Gold
Grebe Pied-billed
Goldfinch American
Flicker Yellow-shafted
Flycatcher Ash-throated
Flycatcher Great Crested
Flycatcher Olive-sided
Flycatcher Scissortailed
Goose Canada
Goose Cackling
Goose Snow
Goose Snow blue morph
Goose Great White-fronted
Grackle Common
Grackle Great-tailed
Gull Herring Sea
Gull Ring-billed
Gull Bonapart
Hawk Broad-winged
Hawk Cooper's
Hawk Harris's
Hawk Northern Harrier
Hawk Red-shouldered
Hawk Red-tailed
Hawk Sharp-shinned
Hawk Swainson's
Hawk Sparrow
Heron Great Blue
Heron Little Blue
Hummingbird Ruby-throated
Hummingbird Black-throated
Jay Blue
Junco Slate-colored
Junco Pink-sided
Kestrel American (or Sparrow)
Kingbird Eastern
Kingbird Western
Kingfisher Belted
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned
Kite Mississippi
Lark Horned
Martin Purple
Myna (in captivity)
Oriole Bullock's
Oriole Baltimore
Owl Barred
Owl Burrowing
Owl Great Horned
Owl Screech
Pheasant Ring-necked
Phoebe Black
Phoebe Eastern
Pigeon Rock
Quail Bobwhite
Quail Scaled or Blue
Roadrunner Greater
Robin North American
Sapsucker Yellow-bellied
Sandpiper Spotted
Shrike Loggerhead
Shoveler Northern
Snipe ( . . . )
Sparrow Black-capped
Sparrow Chipping
Sparrow English
Sparrow Song
Sparrow White-crowned
Sparrow Harris's
Stilt Black-necked
Swallow Bank
Swallow Barn
Swallow Cliff
Swallow Northern Rough-winged
Swallow Tree
Swan Tundra
Thrasher Brown
Towhee Spotted
Turkey American
Upland Sandpiper
Vulture Black
Vulture Turkey 
Warbler Yellow-rumped
Warbler Yellow-throated
Warbler Orange-crowned
Waxwing Cedar
Woodpecker Downy
Woodpecker Golden-fronted
Woodpecker Ladder-backed
Woodpecker Pileated
Woodpecker Red-headed 
Woodpecker Red-bellied
Wren Bewick's
Wren Carolina 
Wren Marsh
Wren Rock
Wren Winter
Yellowlegs Greater
Yellowlegs Lesser

Big Day, March 6th, 2016. 7 A.M. - 11 A.M.

Red-winged Blackbirds
Brewer's Blackbirds
Black-capped Chickadees
American Coots
Sandhill Cranes
White-winged Doves
Eurasian-collared Doves
Red-headed Ducks
Ring-billed Duck
Ruddy Ducks
Northern Flicker
Pie-billed Grebe
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Blue Heron
Great White Heron
White-faced Ibis
Dark-eyed Junco
American Kestrel
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mergansers (?)
Northern Shovelers
Great-horned Owl
American Pelicans
Eastern Phoebe
Pine Siskin
American Robin
Lesser Scaup
Harris Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Blue-winged Teals
Green-winged Teals
Brown Thrasher
Tufted Titmouse
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Cedar Waxwing
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Costa Rica

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (?)
Velvet Manakin (Also listed as pipra coronata. See Wikipedia's Blue-crowned Manakin.)
Great Kiskadee (Derby Flycatcher)
Northern Jacana
Song Sparrow (?)
Crested Caracara
Derby Flycatcher (Great Kiskadee)
Mourning Dove
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown Pelican
White-throated Magpie Jay
Groove-billed Ani
Orange-fronted Conure
Shining Hawk
Gray's Hawk
Keel-billed Toucan (in captivity)
Rufous Wit-Wit-Will
White-tailed Pit-sweer
Bridges Antshrike
Black-headed Tody Flycatcher
Blue and White Swallow
White-tipped Jay
Mirlo Pardo (Clay-colored robin)
Great-tailed Grackle
Cayenne Ibis
King Vulture (in captivity)
Dickey's Bobwhite
Scarlet Macaw (domesticated)
Tovi Parakeet
Yellow-naped Parrot
Black Guan
Vermiculated Screech Owl
Smooth-billed Ani
Swainson's Toucan
Three-wattled Bell Bird
Blue and Gray Tanager
Plush Tanager (or Scarlet Rumped)
Costa Rican Tanager
Red Warbler
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Golden-masked Tanager
Crested Caracara
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Thicket Tinamon
Sun Bittern
Costa Rican Snowcap (Monteverde)
Pale-billed or Guatemalan Woodpecker
Double-stripped Thicknee
Collared Plover
Pinnated Bittern
Hoffman's Woodpecker
Turquoise-browed Motmot
Plain-breasted Ground Dove
White-naped Pigeon
[Roadside] Hawk (in captivity)
Central American Curasow
Magnificent Frigatebird
Brown Pelican
Purple-crowned or Barrot's Fairy
Orange-tailed Conure
Red-fronted Conure
Western Meadowlark
Bronzed Cowbird
Sea Gull