Date: 12/21/18 6:39 am
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Bolivar Peninsula CBC preliminary results or Owl-la-paloza!
Wow, that’s an astonishing list of rarities. Black Tern in late December! Nice to see the rodent population is recovered after Harvey and the Barn Owls are benefiting.

What about Red-breasted Nuthatch and Purple Finch?

Fred Collins, Director
Kleb Woods Nature Center
20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377

Harris County Precinct 3
Steve Radack Commissioner<>

From: <texbirds-bounce...> <texbirds-bounce...> On Behalf Of David Sarkozi
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:39 PM
To: TexBirds <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Bolivar Peninsula CBC preliminary results or Owl-la-paloza!

The Bolivar Peninsula CBC was held today and in spite of the high winds during daylight hours we had a good preliminary count of 168 species.

Some of the great birds reported today where:

Sandhill Crane
Pomarine Jaeger
White-winged Scoter
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Black Tern
Tennessee Warbler
Swainson's Hawk
Least Flycatcher

For me the highlight was a record number of owls we found owling last night. From 3 am to 6:30 am we recorded an astounding 54, yes that FIFTY-FOUR Barn owls. We also recorded 5 Short-eared Owls and a single unidentified owl. We covered 32 miles and had 60 owls total for .53 owls per mile!

David Sarkozi
Houston, TX
(713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi
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