Date: 6/6/19 6:25 pm From: Ken or Carol Williams <kcwilliams...> Subject: Skiatook BBS
I did the Skiatook Breeding Bird Survey on June 1, 2019, and recorded 50 species and 459 individual birds on this years count. List below.
I have been doing this survey for 10 years and I got the route from Bob Gard who did it for 10 years. The original observer was Aline Romero and started the route in 1993. Many of you may remember these birders. The reason I mention these other observers is that I am not going to be doing the survey route next year. The route starts west of Skiatook and goes North and West towards Wynona for 25 miles.
If interested you must be able to hear and know the local bird songs. Many of the birds observed on this route are heard and not always seen. If any of you are interested in doing the route I can help you get signed up, show you the route and help you get started. If interested email me and we can get you signed up for next year. If more then one person are interested, first one gets priority.
Northern Bobwhite Quail 19 Great Blue Heron 2 Turkey Vulture 3 Cooper's Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 3 Mourning Dove 9 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 21 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 6 Downy Woodpecker 3 Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 Eastern Phoebe 1 Great Crested Flycatcher 7 Eastern Kingbird 7 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 20 Loggerhead Shrike 1 Bell's Vireo 1 Blue Jay 4 American Crow 31 Purple Martin 4 Barn Swallow 2 Carolina Chickadee 6 Tufted Titmouse 28 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Carolina Wren 4 Bewick's Wren 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8 Eastern Bluebird 20 American Robin 5 Northern Mockingbird 13 Brown Thrasher 5 European Starling 11 Summer Tanager 9 Field Sparrow 18 Lark Sparrow 5 Grasshopper Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 24 Blue Grosbeak 7 Indigo Bunting 9 Painted Bunting 4 Dickcissel 44 Yellow-breasted Chat 1 Red-winged Blackbird 7 Eastern Meadowlark 32 Common Grackle 2 Brown-headed Cowbird 33 Orchard Oriole 3 American Goldfinch 1 House Sparrow 4