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11/22/17 10:04 pm Steve Davis <spd8109...> Spring 2018 trip to Costa Rica
11/22/17 4:17 pm Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Photos of Red-necked Grebe at Lake Carl Blackwell
11/22/17 3:03 pm <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...> Re: Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
11/22/17 2:20 pm Anne Davis <aiwdavis73...> Re: Red-necked Grebe at TBird Lake.
11/22/17 1:57 pm Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski...> Red-necked Grebe at TBird Lake.
11/22/17 10:47 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Re: Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
11/22/17 10:32 am <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...> Re: Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
11/22/17 8:28 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
11/21/17 9:12 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - November 21
11/20/17 3:00 pm EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...> Re: Black Mesa CBC
11/20/17 2:32 pm Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski...> RNGR at Tbird
11/20/17 8:58 am Ron Huebner <feralbirder...> Re: Black Mesa CBC
11/20/17 5:39 am William Diffin <okiebirder...> Trinidad and Tobago
11/18/17 3:24 pm Mike Mather <charlesmike.mather...> Re: Tall Timbers Publishes New Book on George M. Sutton and His Paintings for Georgia Birds
11/18/17 3:22 pm Mike Mather <charlesmike.mather...> Re: Tall Timbers Publishes New Book on George M. Sutton and His Paintings for Georgia Birds
11/18/17 2:58 pm Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Tall Timbers Publishes New Book on George M. Sutton and His Paintings for Georgia Birds
11/16/17 6:56 pm Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> Red-necked Grebe
11/16/17 6:18 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Re: Black Mesa CBC
11/16/17 6:18 pm EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...> Re: Black Mesa CBC
11/16/17 5:38 pm Poland, Zachary <zpoland...> Black Mesa CBC
11/16/17 5:16 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Sparrows
11/15/17 9:40 pm Charles Lyon <lyon5516...> Red-necked Grebe and Pacific Loon
11/15/17 6:55 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - Nov. 15
11/15/17 6:01 pm Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: Okie Pelagic
11/15/17 5:55 pm Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski...> Re: Okie Pelagic
11/15/17 4:33 pm Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> Re: Okie Pelagic
11/15/17 4:31 pm larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...> Okie Pelagic
11/14/17 1:06 pm larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...> Re: Red-necked Grebe/ Red-throated Loon
11/14/17 1:04 pm Charles Lyon <lyon5516...> Red-necked Grebe/ Red-throated Loon
11/14/17 10:45 am John Shackford <johnshackford...> Re: Dan Reinking article in the Oklahoman/Monday Nov 13th
11/14/17 10:18 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Insect Armageddon Not Good For Birds or Other Speies That Depend On Insects That Fuels The World
11/14/17 9:37 am Dan Reinking <dan...> Re: Dan Reinking article in the Oklahoman/Monday Nov 13th
11/14/17 8:51 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Fw: 'On life support:' Research shows common pesticides starve, disorient birds
11/14/17 8:42 am Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Dan Reinking article in the Oklahoman/Monday Nov 13th
11/14/17 8:28 am <okcbirder...> <okcbirder...> Lake Hefner Birds - 13Nov17
11/14/17 8:18 am JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...> Red Crossbills this winter
11/13/17 9:04 am Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> Re: Salt Plains - No Whooping Cranes Found Sunday
11/13/17 8:12 am Loraine Richmond <natrea...> Re: Whooping cranes
11/13/17 8:09 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Lake Carl Blackwell Western Grebe
11/13/17 7:49 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Salt Plains - No Whooping Cranes Found Sunday
11/13/17 7:37 am JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...> Participants in eBird
11/13/17 7:03 am John Polo <jpolo...> Re: Whooping cranes
11/12/17 5:42 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> A Couple of Notable Birds, and New Photos
11/12/17 5:14 pm Loraine Richmond <natrea...> Whooping cranes
11/12/17 7:46 am Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk...> Winter birds in Comanche County
11/12/17 6:54 am O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...> Re: Snowy owl
11/11/17 7:25 pm jana singletary <jssingletary...> Re: Snowy owl
11/10/17 8:22 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Snowy owl
11/10/17 11:44 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Saw this on fbook rate bird alert page.
11/10/17 4:41 am Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> Photos added to website
11/10/17 3:09 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Red-breasted Nuthatches
11/9/17 10:09 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough today
11/9/17 4:23 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Migrant Waterfowl
11/9/17 9:57 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> FRGU
11/8/17 11:01 am Mark Cromwell <mark.cromwell01...> Re: Covington Snowy Owl
11/8/17 10:58 am Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: Covington Snowy Owl
11/8/17 10:16 am larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...> Re: Covington Snowy Owl
11/8/17 8:42 am David Arbour <arbour...> Covington Snowy Owl
11/7/17 7:41 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough CBC
11/6/17 8:28 pm Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: Stillwater White-winged Scoter
11/6/17 9:53 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Stillwater White-winged Scoter
11/6/17 7:00 am Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> Re: Christmas Counts
11/6/17 6:27 am Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...> Re: Christmas Counts
11/5/17 3:43 pm HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...> Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
11/5/17 3:31 pm Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk...> Hummingbird!!!
11/4/17 6:15 pm Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> Photos added to website
11/3/17 9:11 pm Steve Davis <spd8109...> late report
11/3/17 2:54 pm William Diffin <okiebirder...> Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
11/3/17 2:35 pm William Diffin <okiebirder...> Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
11/3/17 12:23 pm Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
11/3/17 11:50 am Poland, Zachary <zpoland...> Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
11/3/17 11:24 am Feldt, Andrew N. <afeldt...> Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
11/3/17 11:17 am Poland, Zachary <zpoland...> Hefner Surf Scoters
11/3/17 10:24 am Poland, Zachary <zpoland...> Hefner Black Scoters
11/3/17 9:18 am David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough yesterday - Fulvous Whistling Duck!
11/3/17 9:03 am O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...> Re: Christmas Counts
11/2/17 10:31 pm John Shackford <johnshackford...> Oklahoma City CBC
11/2/17 9:39 pm Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk...> Re: Christmas Counts
11/2/17 4:48 pm John Kennington <johnkennington...> Christmas Counts
11/2/17 10:00 am Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: whooping cranes
11/2/17 8:56 am Dora Webb <owl112...> whooping cranes
11/1/17 4:14 pm Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Hummingbirds - Hummer Hearth at WBU
11/1/17 9:38 am efhouck727 <efhouck727...> Re: November Migration Report
11/1/17 9:34 am Patricia Velte <pvelte...> November Migration Report
11/1/17 7:49 am Lynn Romine <0000009144775b98-dmarc-request...> Re: One, Two, Three, and sick House Sparrows
10/31/17 4:37 pm Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...> One, Two, Three, and sick House Sparrows
10/31/17 2:52 pm O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...> Payne County Audubon Society - Bird Walk and Evening Program Thursday
10/31/17 2:11 pm John Ault <jwault742...> Whooping Cranes - Salt Plains NWR
10/31/17 5:32 am Bastarache, Robert -FS <rbastarache...> 2018 Red Slough Birding Convention
10/28/17 9:25 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Turquoise Blue
10/28/17 7:44 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Stillwater Red Crossbills
10/26/17 5:33 pm Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> Photos added to website
10/26/17 4:01 pm <Janis.blanton...> <janis.blanton...> Re: Might be a good time to be watching the skies as this front pushes through. Just had a flock of 17 Franklin's Gulls sail over.
10/26/17 3:36 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Re: Might be a good time to be watching the skies as this front pushes through. Just had a flock of 17 Franklin's Gulls sail over.
10/26/17 1:16 pm larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...> Might be a good time to be watching the skies as this front pushes through. Just had a flock of 17 Franklin's Gulls sail over.
10/26/17 8:21 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Red Crossbills
10/26/17 4:37 am Sharon Henthorn <shenthorn205...> Fwd: Brand New Course: Feeder Bird ID and Behavior
10/23/17 8:19 pm David Arbour <arbour...> New Red Slough Photos
 
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Date: 11/22/17 10:04 pm
From: Steve Davis <spd8109...>
Subject: Spring 2018 trip to Costa Rica
Hello, all--I received this message from Jerry Davis, AR, re a trip Mary
and I have signed on for. If you have any interest, please contact Jerry at
his address below:

On Nov 20, 2017 9:31 AM, <jwdavis...> wrote:


We have four vacancies in our April Costa Rica trip. Some cancellations due
to health reasons and medical conference conflict. If you have a chance
pass along the word to other Oklahoma birders and maybe some of them will
go.



--steve d.

 

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Date: 11/22/17 4:17 pm
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Photos of Red-necked Grebe at Lake Carl Blackwell
Photos of the Red-necked Grebe I found on Lake Carl Blackwell this morning
are embedded in the eBird checklist at this link:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40659774

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 11/22/17 3:03 pm
From: <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...>
Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
Have been observing RNGR for over an hour. Thanks for the quick report. Bought my pass at the HQ south of the store.

Bill Diffin, OKC

-------- Original Message --------
From:Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Sent:Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:46:57 -0600
To:<OKBIRDS...>
Subject:Re: [OKBIRDS] Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell

>Ski Point is in the fee-controlled part of Lake Carl Blackwell off of Hwy 51 west of Stillwater. Go in the main entrance to Lake Carl Blackwell off of 51, continue north all the way until the "Y" in the road and then bear right. Turn right again right before the lake store and little pond and this road takes you out to ski point. There is a road all around the east and north edge of the point from which you can easily scan the lake. I was seeing the grebe just north from the shelter on the east edge of Ski Point.
>
>
>The fee booth at the entrance is usually closed during the week and often on weekends during the winter. But you can pick up a pass at one of the many self-pay kiosks or at the lake store ($6/day).
>
>
>Using Google Maps, you can either type in:
>
>1) "Ski Point, Payne County, Oklahoma" and it will take you right to the area, or
>
>2) The specific coordinates for where I was watching the grebe: -36.130612, -97.204053
>
>Scott Loss
>
>Stillwater
>
>
>
>Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
>Date: Wed Nov 22 2017 12:31 pm
>From: okiebirder AT gmail.com Where is Ski Point?
>
>-------- Original Message --------
>From:Scott Loss
>Sent:Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:56:16 -0600
>To:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
>Subject:[OKBIRDS] Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
>
>>I'm currently watching a winter-plumaged Red-necked Grebe off of Ski Point at Lake Carl Blackwell (good documentation photos obtained). It is between the point and the dam and is currently more viewable from the point side. At one point it was only about 150 yards offshore... but a scope would be handy as I first spotted it significantly further out.
>>
>>
>>Scott Loss
>>
>>Stillwater
>
 

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Date: 11/22/17 2:20 pm
From: Anne Davis <aiwdavis73...>
Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe at TBird Lake.
Many thanks for this message!

annie

> On Nov 22, 2017, at 3:57 PM, Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski...> wrote:
>
> John and Rachel relocated the Red-necked Grebe at Lake Thunderbird. Is now with Western Grebe and some Horned Grebes.
>
> CHEERS, JOE Grzybowski
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/22/17 1:57 pm
From: Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski...>
Subject: Red-necked Grebe at TBird Lake.
John and Rachel relocated the Red-necked Grebe at Lake Thunderbird. Is now with Western Grebe and some Horned Grebes.

CHEERS, JOE Grzybowski

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/22/17 10:47 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
Ski Point is in the fee-controlled part of Lake Carl Blackwell off of Hwy
51 west of Stillwater. Go in the main entrance to Lake Carl Blackwell off
of 51, continue north all the way until the "Y" in the road and then bear
right. Turn right again right before the lake store and little pond and
this road takes you out to ski point. There is a road all around the east
and north edge of the point from which you can easily scan the lake. I was
seeing the grebe just north from the shelter on the east edge of Ski Point.

The fee booth at the entrance is usually closed during the week and often
on weekends during the winter. But you can pick up a pass at one of the
many self-pay kiosks or at the lake store ($6/day).

Using Google Maps, you can either type in:
1) "Ski Point, Payne County, Oklahoma" and it will take you right to the
area, or
2) The specific coordinates for where I was watching the grebe: -36.130612,
-97.204053

Scott Loss
Stillwater


*Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell*
Date: Wed Nov 22 2017 12:31 pm
From: okiebirder AT gmail.com

Where is Ski Point?


-------- Original Message --------

From:Scott Loss

Sent:Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:56:16 -0600

To:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

Subject:[OKBIRDS] Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell


>I'm currently watching a winter-plumaged Red-necked Grebe off of Ski Point at Lake Carl Blackwell (good documentation photos obtained). It is between the point and the dam and is currently more viewable from the point side. At one point it was only about 150 yards offshore... but a scope would be handy as I first spotted it significantly further out.

>

>

>Scott Loss

>

>Stillwater

 

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Date: 11/22/17 10:32 am
From: <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...>
Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
Where is Ski Point?

-------- Original Message --------
From:Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Sent:Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:56:16 -0600
To:<OKBIRDS...>
Subject:[OKBIRDS] Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell

>I'm currently watching a winter-plumaged Red-necked Grebe off of Ski Point at Lake Carl Blackwell (good documentation photos obtained). It is between the point and the dam and is currently more viewable from the point side. At one point it was only about 150 yards offshore... but a scope would be handy as I first spotted it significantly further out.
>
>
>Scott Loss
>
>Stillwater
>
 

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Date: 11/22/17 8:28 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Red-necked Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
I'm currently watching a winter-plumaged Red-necked Grebe off of Ski Point
at Lake Carl Blackwell (good documentation photos obtained). It is between
the point and the dam and is currently more viewable from the point side.
At one point it was only about 150 yards offshore... but a scope would be
handy as I first spotted it significantly further out.

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 11/21/17 9:12 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - November 21
It was mostly overcast and cool on the bird survey today. 71 species were
found. Here is my list for today:





Greater White-fronted Goose - 27

"Light" Goose species - 1

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - 5 imm. (New late date.)

Wood Duck - 9

Gadwall - 1166

American Wigeon - 8

Mallard - 438

Northern Shoveler - 65

Northern Pintail - 2

Green-winged Teal - 138

Canvasback - 6

Ring-necked Duck - 2055

Lesser Scaup - 5

Hooded Merganser - 2

Ruddy Duck - 11

Pied-billed Grebe - 28

Horned Grebe - 3

American White Pelican - 96

Double-crested Cormorant - 6

Great-blue Heron - 6

Black Vulture - 3

Turkey Vulture - 5

Accipiter species - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Red-tailed Hawk - 7

American Coot - 860

Killdeer - 21

Greater Yellowlegs - 32

Dunlin - 1

Wilson's Snipe - 14

Mourning Dove - 2

Belted Kingfisher - 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3

Downy Woodpecker - 3

Hairy Woodpecker - 2

Northern Flicker - 11

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 15

Blue Jay - 2

American Crow - 251

Fish Crow - 5

Carolina Chickadee - 3

Carolina Wren - 3

House Wren - 3

Winter Wren - 3

Sedge Wren - 4

Marsh Wren - 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5

Eastern Bluebird - 1

Hermit Thrush - 4

American Robin - 10

Gray Catbird - 1

Northern Mockingbird - 1

Brown Thrasher - 1

Orange-crowned Warbler - 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 17

Common Yellowthroat - 2

Eastern Towhee - 2

Savannah Sparrow - 7

Fox Sparrow - 7

Song Sparrow - 17

Swamp Sparrow - 10

White-throated Sparrow - 8

White-crowned Sparrow - 1

Dark-eyed Junco - 3

Northern Cardinal - 8

Red-winged Blackbird - 66

Eastern Meadowlark - 2

Common Grackle - 45

American Goldfinch - 18





Odonates:



Familiar Bluet

Variegated Meadowhawk







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR










 

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Date: 11/20/17 3:00 pm
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...>
Subject: Re: Black Mesa CBC
Max Thompson, <maxt...>

Eugene A. Young


Agriculture, Science & Engineering
Northern Oklahoma College
1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310
Tonkawa, OK, 74653-0310
Phone: 580-628-6482
Fax: 580-628-6209
E-Mail: <Eugene.Young...><mailto:<Eugene.Young...>
Website: www.noc.edu<http://www.noc.edu/>



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Ron Huebner
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017 10:57 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Black Mesa CBC

I would like to participate in the Black Mesa CBC. Who do I contact and how? TIA

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 8:18 PM, Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...><mailto:<j.woodard...>> wrote:
Sunday Dec 31st.

Jimmy

From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Poland, Zachary
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:39 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Black Mesa CBC

Has anyone heard an official date for the Black Mesa CBC? Thank you.

ZAP
Sent from my mobile device.



--
Ron Huebner
<feralbirder...><mailto:<feralbirder...>
 

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Date: 11/20/17 2:32 pm
From: Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski...>
Subject: RNGR at Tbird
Red-necked Grebe still at Lake Thunderbird. From south dam. Loosely around some small rafts of ducks.
CHEERS. JOE Grzybowski

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/20/17 8:58 am
From: Ron Huebner <feralbirder...>
Subject: Re: Black Mesa CBC
I would like to participate in the Black Mesa CBC. Who do I contact and
how? TIA

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 8:18 PM, Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> wrote:

> Sunday Dec 31st.
>
>
>
> Jimmy
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] *On Behalf Of *Poland,
> Zachary
> *Sent:* Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:39 PM
> *To:* <OKBIRDS...>
> *Subject:* [OKBIRDS] Black Mesa CBC
>
>
>
> Has anyone heard an official date for the Black Mesa CBC? Thank you.
>
>
>
> ZAP
>
> Sent from my mobile device.
>



--
Ron Huebner
<feralbirder...>

 

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Date: 11/20/17 5:39 am
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: Trinidad and Tobago
At the OKC Audubon meeting tonight, Steve Davis and Mary Lane will
present images and birding stories from their trip to Trinidad and
Tobago in the Spring of 2016. Mary and Steve stayed at three locations
on the two islands including the Asa Wright Nature Center, a former
coffee plantation that is now a wildlife sanctuary. They also visited
the island of Little Tobago. The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is
the southern-most nation in the Caribbean Ocean, 6.8 miles off the
coast of Venezuela. It has several ecosystems and supports nearly 500
species of birds, many shared with the South American mainland. Join
us for a fascinating review of the avifauna at 11 degrees North.
Anyone interested in birds is welcome to attend. The meeting location
is the Will Rogers Garden Center at NW 36th St and Interstate 44. The
time is 7 to 9 PM.

The Okahoma City Audubon Society
Bill Diffin
 

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Date: 11/18/17 3:24 pm
From: Mike Mather <charlesmike.mather...>
Subject: Re: Tall Timbers Publishes New Book on George M. Sutton and His Paintings for Georgia Birds
I had the privilege of talking with him several times.

On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Mike Mather <charlesmike.mather...>
wrote:

> Ihad the privilige
>
>
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>
> On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
> wrote:
>
>> I think most in Oklahoma can relate to George M. Sutton even though this
>> is about his Georgia Birds
>>
>> http://talltimbers.org/news/news.php?news_id=714
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__talltimbers.org_news_news.php-3Fnews-5Fid-3D714&d=DwMFAw&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=VZLcoXnldrIsOs9kqqToO_vdmySSBHldfh8cRW8OZr4&s=mmVBA7mI51FmKg20NMQVIGeYqdmJ9sXKoA555lWzwkQ&e=>
>>
>> Jerry Wayne Davis
>> Hot Springs
>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/18/17 3:22 pm
From: Mike Mather <charlesmike.mather...>
Subject: Re: Tall Timbers Publishes New Book on George M. Sutton and His Paintings for Georgia Birds
Ihad the privilige

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On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> wrote:

> I think most in Oklahoma can relate to George M. Sutton even though this
> is about his Georgia Birds
>
> http://talltimbers.org/news/news.php?news_id=714
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__talltimbers.org_news_news.php-3Fnews-5Fid-3D714&d=DwMFAw&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=VZLcoXnldrIsOs9kqqToO_vdmySSBHldfh8cRW8OZr4&s=mmVBA7mI51FmKg20NMQVIGeYqdmJ9sXKoA555lWzwkQ&e=>
>
> Jerry Wayne Davis
> Hot Springs
>
>

 

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Date: 11/18/17 2:58 pm
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Tall Timbers Publishes New Book on George M. Sutton and His Paintings for Georgia Birds
I think most in Oklahoma can relate to George M. Sutton even though this is about his Georgia Birds

http://talltimbers.org/news/news.php?news_id=714

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs

 

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Date: 11/16/17 6:56 pm
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949...>
Subject: Red-necked Grebe
Our pursuit of the Red-necked Grebe on Broken Bow Lake wasn't without
reward.
Jeff Trahan got some nice photos of the bird. They can be seen at the
below address:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40525218

 

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Date: 11/16/17 6:18 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Re: Black Mesa CBC
Sunday Dec 31st.



Jimmy



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Poland, Zachary
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:39 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Black Mesa CBC



Has anyone heard an official date for the Black Mesa CBC? Thank you.



ZAP

Sent from my mobile device.


 

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Date: 11/16/17 6:18 pm
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...>
Subject: Re: Black Mesa CBC
31 Dec as I recall, 30 Dec is Elkhart KS. Gene

Gene Young Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 16, 2017, at 7:39 PM, Poland, Zachary <zpoland...><mailto:<zpoland...>> wrote:

Has anyone heard an official date for the Black Mesa CBC? Thank you.

ZAP

Sent from my mobile device.

 

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Date: 11/16/17 5:38 pm
From: Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
Subject: Black Mesa CBC
Has anyone heard an official date for the Black Mesa CBC? Thank you.

ZAP

Sent from my mobile device.
 

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Date: 11/16/17 5:16 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Sparrows
Hello All,

Janet Young and I went to Copan Wildlife Area north of Bartlesville yesterday morning. Our first stop was at a patch of dried sunflowers at the junction of county roads 3940 and 400 road about 1/2 mile north of Osage Point. We walked west on road 400 and started hearing lots of dry chips. As soon as I started pishing, many Le Conte's sparrows started appearing as close as 15 feet in the weeds. There were at least 20 present as well as savannah and song sparrows, a sedge wren and a western meadowlark. We next went north to Tallgrass Wetlands and found more sparrows including 2 American tree sparrows. The wind then picked up and the birding activity diminished. Highlights of the morning included:

Great Egret-1

American Pipit-3

Sedge Wren-2

American Tree Sparrow-2

Le Conte's Sparrow-20+

Savannah Sparrow-Many

Fox Sparrow-2

Song Sparrow-Many

Swamp Sparrow-5

White-throated Sparrow-10

White-crowned Sarrow-20+

Harris's Sparrow-15

Dark-eyed Junco-20+

Western Meadowlark-1


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville


 

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Date: 11/15/17 9:40 pm
From: Charles Lyon <lyon5516...>
Subject: Red-necked Grebe and Pacific Loon
OK-birders,
I looked at my photos of the bird I initially reported as Red-throated Loon yesterday at Broken Bow Lake and they are consistent with Pacific Loon and not Red-throated Loon. I let Larry Mays, Ford Hendershot, and Jeff Trahan know about this early this am and I told Larry not to rush down there unless he wanted to find a Pacific Loon and Red-necked Grebe. It looks like he went anyway and was joined be Jeff and Jean Trahan and Ford and others and they relocated the Pacific Loon as well as the Red-necked Grebe I had found yesterday via land by boat today. This is the method I have been using on Cross Lake in Shreveport,LA for close to 20 years as I keep my boat at the yacht club on the lake. On one of my last outings I found two Sabine°Įs Gulls and an Arctic Tern by boat and these birds would not have been seen by land, which is the birders typical approach. I would highly recommend birding by boat on your lakes as the yield as well as photographic opportunities are dramatically increased. I wish I didn°Įt have to work today, and had I had more time yesterday, I would have rented a boat. Their photos should support my findings from yesterday, as I was worried about the poor quality of the land lubber photos I took. Inland °įpelagic°Ī birding is a great way to bird.
Charlie Lyon
Shreveport, LA


Sent from my iPhone. C Lyon
 

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Date: 11/15/17 6:55 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Nov. 15
It was mostly overcast and mild on the survey today with a couple hours of
sun and some wind. A front came through around noon and it turned heavy
overcast and dark for the remainder of the day. 69 species were found. Of
note was a lingering flock of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks consisting of 2
or 3 broods with several adults that had merged together. At least four
have already been harvested by hunters last week. Normally they all head
south before hunting season starts but they have been nesting later and
later every year and as a result they are lingering into hunting season by
the time their young are ready to migrate. Also of note today was a singing
adult male White-eyed Vireo (seen and heard) by the north parking lot. I
heard him singing here last week also but not on count day. He may end up
wintering here. Here is my list for today:





Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - 17 (New late date.)



Wood Duck - 12



Gadwall - 990



American Wigeon - 3



Mallard - 330



Northern Shoveler - 40



Northern Pintail - 11



Green-winged Teal - 103



Ring-necked Duck - 1940



Hooded Merganser - 2



Ruddy Duck - 5



Pied-billed Grebe - 10



Double-crested Cormorant - 3



Great-blue Heron - 7



Great Egret - 2



Black Vulture - 1



Turkey Vulture - 10



Bald Eagle - 3 (1 adult & 2 imm.)



Northern Harrier - 4



Cooper's Hawk - 1



Red-shouldered Hawk - 1



Red-tailed Hawk - 3



American Kestrel - 1



American Coot - 1125



Killdeer - 14



Greater Yellowlegs - 37



Wilson's Snipe - 9



Great-horned Owl - 1



Belted Kingfisher - 2



Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2



Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1



Downy Woodpecker - 3



Hairy Woodpecker - 1



Northern Flicker - 6



Pileated Woodpecker - 1



Eastern Phoebe - 12



White-eyed Vireo - 1 singing adult (New late date)



Blue Jay - 3



American Crow - 105



Fish Crow - 30



Carolina Chickadee - 4



Tufted Titmouse - 3



Carolina Wren - 6



House Wren - 2



Sedge Wren - 4



Marsh Wren - 2



Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2



Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5



Eastern Bluebird - 11



Hermit Thrush - 3



American Robin - 30



Northern Mockingbird - 1



Brown Thrasher - 3



American Pipit - 1



Orange-crowned Warbler - 3



Yellow-rumped Warbler - 55



Common Yellowthroat - 1



Eastern Towhee - 7



Savannah Sparrow - 19



Fox Sparrow - 8



Song Sparrow - 21



Swamp Sparrow - 19



White-throated Sparrow - 22



Dark-eyed Junco - 1



Northern Cardinal - 10



Red-winged Blackbird - 233



Rusty Blackbird - 3



Common Grackle - 68



American Goldfinch - 19





Odonates:



Familiar Bluet

Common Green Darner

Blue-eyed Darner- 1 (vagrant from the west)

Variegated Meadowhawk





Herps:



Spring Peeper - calling





Other interesting finds:



White-tipped Black Moth - 1 (vagrant from the tropics)





Also: One Woodcock was flushed from Unit 36 today by Terry Stuart.





Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR








 

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Date: 11/15/17 6:01 pm
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Okie Pelagic
That is nearly as crazy as the 2 guys in The Big Year that rented a helicopter to see the Himalayan cock!
IÔłŹ managed to see one up in North Dakota at a pond near Chase lake NWR Hqts. back in 2014.
Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 15, 2017, at 6:30 PM, larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...> wrote:
>
> Jimmy Woodard and I decided to try for the the Red-necked Grebe reported by Charles Lyon yesterday from Broken Bow Lake. We arrived around noon and hooked up with Ford Hendershot. We began scoping the lake, and Jimmy located a Pacific Loon. Shortly after that we got on to the grebe, but there was a great deal of water between us and the bird. Photos were impossible. 'twas then we decided we needed a boat. Jeff and Jean Trahan arrived from Louisiana about then so we all rented a pontoon boat and embarked. After an hour or so we found the grebe. Jeff got some really good shots, and I managed a couple of what at least will serve as documentation.
> This isn't the first time a boat has been utilized to approach water birds in the state, but who knows where we could go from here!
> --Larry Mays
>
>
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

 

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Date: 11/15/17 5:55 pm
From: Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski...>
Subject: Re: Okie Pelagic
Water-boating. Jiminee. Give you the twitchers.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 15, 2017, at 6:33 PM, Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Larry, THAT is the sign of a serious birder. Whatever it takes to document, document, document! Kudos to you all!
>
>> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM, larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...> wrote:
>> Jimmy Woodard and I decided to try for the the Red-necked Grebe reported by Charles Lyon yesterday from Broken Bow Lake. We arrived around noon and hooked up with Ford Hendershot. We began scoping the lake, and Jimmy located a Pacific Loon. Shortly after that we got on to the grebe, but there was a great deal of water between us and the bird. Photos were impossible. 'twas then we decided we needed a boat. Jeff and Jean Trahan arrived from Louisiana about then so we all rented a pontoon boat and embarked. After an hour or so we found the grebe. Jeff got some really good shots, and I managed a couple of what at least will serve as documentation.
>> This isn't the first time a boat has been utilized to approach water birds in the state, but who knows where we could go from here!
>> --Larry Mays
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
>
>
> --
> Mia Revels, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biology
> Northeastern State University
> 611 Grand Ave.
> Tahlequah, Oklahoma
> (918) 444-3824
> <revels...>
>
>
> **CONFIDENTIALITY** -This e-mail (including any attachments) may contain confidential, proprietary and privileged information. Any unauthorized disclosure or use of this information is prohibited.

 

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Date: 11/15/17 4:33 pm
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Okie Pelagic
Larry, THAT is the sign of a serious birder. Whatever it takes to document,
document, document! Kudos to you all!

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM, larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...>
wrote:

> Jimmy Woodard and I decided to try for the the Red-necked Grebe reported
> by Charles Lyon yesterday from Broken Bow Lake. We arrived around noon and
> hooked up with Ford Hendershot. We began scoping the lake, and Jimmy
> located a Pacific Loon. Shortly after that we got on to the grebe, but
> there was a great deal of water between us and the bird. Photos were
> impossible. 'twas then we decided we needed a boat. Jeff and Jean Trahan
> arrived from Louisiana about then so we all rented a pontoon boat and
> embarked. After an hour or so we found the grebe. Jeff got some really
> good shots, and I managed a couple of what at least will serve as
> documentation.
> This isn't the first time a boat has been utilized to approach water
> birds in the state, but who knows where we could go from here!
> --Larry Mays
>
>
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>



--
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
<revels...>


***CONFIDENTIALITY*** -This e-mail (including any attachments) may contain
confidential, proprietary and privileged information. Any unauthorized
disclosure or use of this information is prohibited.

 

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Date: 11/15/17 4:31 pm
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...>
Subject: Okie Pelagic
  Jimmy Woodard and I decided to try for the the Red-necked Grebe reported by Charles Lyon yesterday from Broken Bow Lake. We arrived around noon and hooked up with Ford Hendershot. We began scoping the lake, and Jimmy located a Pacific Loon. Shortly after that we got on to  the grebe, but there was a great deal of water between us and the bird.  Photos were impossible.  'twas then we decided we needed a boat. Jeff and Jean Trahan arrived from Louisiana about then so we all rented a pontoon boat and embarked.  After an hour or so we found the grebe.  Jeff got some really good shots, and I managed a couple of what at least will serve as documentation.   This isn't the first time a boat has been utilized to approach water birds in the state, but who knows where we could go from here!--Larry Mays 


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 11/14/17 1:06 pm
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...>
Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe/ Red-throated Loon
Wow!  Road trip!


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Charles Lyon <lyon5516...> Date: 11/14/17 3:04 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <OKBIRDS...> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Red-necked Grebe/ Red-throated Loon
At Crystal Point Stevens Gap on Broken Bow Lake in McCurtain County with Ford Hendershot and Jeff Trahan.
Red-necked Grebe and Red-throated Loon now.
Charlie Lyon
Sent from my iPhone. C Lyon
 

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Date: 11/14/17 1:04 pm
From: Charles Lyon <lyon5516...>
Subject: Red-necked Grebe/ Red-throated Loon
At Crystal Point Stevens Gap on Broken Bow Lake in McCurtain County with Ford Hendershot and Jeff Trahan.
Red-necked Grebe and Red-throated Loon now.
Charlie Lyon
Sent from my iPhone. C Lyon
 

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Date: 11/14/17 10:45 am
From: John Shackford <johnshackford...>
Subject: Re: Dan Reinking article in the Oklahoman/Monday Nov 13th
Dan, Great article! Thanks for sharing your obvious expertise with the Tulsa newspaper! Well done!

All the best,

John Shackford
Edmond


> On Nov 14, 2017, at 11:37 AM, Dan Reinking <dan...> wrote:
>
> Thanks, Jimmy!
> Yes, we are actively seeking funding to do a second breeding bird atlas for Oklahoma, now that it is 20+ years since surveys were initiated on the first atlas. If anyone has ideas on possible funding sources, I’d love to hear about it!
> Here is a link to the Tulsa World article Jimmy referenced.
>
> The Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas is hot off the press.
> Here is a link to Oklahoma’s bird atlas books (also available through your favorite book retailer):
> http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Results/0/Title/true?Query=author=reinking
> Anyone who wishes to stop by the Sutton Center to purchase a copy can contact me.
> *Disclaimer: I receive no financial benefit from book sales* (To help keep the purchase price lower than it would be otherwise)
>
> Dan Reinking
> Sutton Avian Research Center
> <dan...>
> http://www.suttoncenter.org/
>
>
> From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Jimmy Woodard
> Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:42 AM
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Dan Reinking article in the Oklahoman/Monday Nov 13th
>
> There was a nice article where John Klein with the Tulsa World interviewed Dan about the Winter Bird Atlas
> and birds in Oklahoma. It was nice to see and a well done article.
> I hope the next Breeding Bird Atlas will be done again before I’m too old and decrepit to participate.
>
> Jimmy Woodard
> Midwest City, OK

 

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Date: 11/14/17 10:18 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Insect Armageddon Not Good For Birds or Other Speies That Depend On Insects That Fuels The World
A new long term study in Germany and implications with five questions answered.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/insect-ldquo-armageddon-rdquo-5-crucial-questions-answered/

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR



 

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Date: 11/14/17 9:37 am
From: Dan Reinking <dan...>
Subject: Re: Dan Reinking article in the Oklahoman/Monday Nov 13th
Thanks, Jimmy!

Yes, we are actively seeking funding to do a second breeding bird atlas for
Oklahoma, now that it is 20+ years since surveys were initiated on the first
atlas. If anyone has ideas on possible funding sources, I'd love to hear
about it!

Here is a link to the Tulsa World article Jimmy referenced
<http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/columnists/johnklein/john-klein-oklahoma-s-b
ird-species-put-state-somewhere-in/article_db4d9478-3cd1-54db-b42b-f67adabbd
adc.html> .



The Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas is hot off the press.

Here is a link to Oklahoma's bird atlas books (also available through your
favorite book retailer):

http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Results/0/Title/true?Query=author=rein
king

Anyone who wishes to stop by the Sutton Center to purchase a copy can
contact me.

*Disclaimer: I receive no financial benefit from book sales* (To help keep
the purchase price lower than it would be otherwise)



Dan Reinking

Sutton Avian Research Center

<dan...>

http://www.suttoncenter.org/





From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Jimmy Woodard
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:42 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Dan Reinking article in the Oklahoman/Monday Nov 13th



There was a nice article where John Klein with the Tulsa
World interviewed Dan about the Winter Bird Atlas

and birds in Oklahoma. It was nice to see and a well done
article.

I hope the next Breeding Bird Atlas will be done again before
I'm too old and decrepit to participate.



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 11/14/17 8:51 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Fw: 'On life support:' Research shows common pesticides starve, disorient birds
-----Original Message-----
From: Judy & Don
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 4:34 PM
To: <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: 'On life support:' Research shows common pesticides starve,
disorient birds

"The so-called neonics are often applied to seeds before theyíre planted in
the ground. Organophosphates are applied in tiny granules."

These include granules used to kill ticks and fleas in the backyard, as well
as a host of other "insect pests". They are available in most garden centers
or even the aisles of grocery stores. And humans are spreading them all over
the earth.

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/on-life-support-research-shows-common-pesticides-starve-disorient-birds

Judith
Ninestone, Carroll County=
 

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Date: 11/14/17 8:42 am
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Dan Reinking article in the Oklahoman/Monday Nov 13th
There was a nice article where John Klein with the Tulsa
World interviewed Dan about the Winter Bird Atlas

and birds in Oklahoma. It was nice to see and a well done
article.

I hope the next Breeding Bird Atlas will be done again before
I'm too old and decrepit to participate.



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 11/14/17 8:28 am
From: <okcbirder...> <okcbirder...>
Subject: Lake Hefner Birds - 13Nov17
We were in hunt for the Black Scoter but as usual we have poor luck when we seek a specific bird -- yesterday was no exception.

It was a good day finding almost 50 species as we drove to several Lake Hefner locations: Lake Shore Park (Prairie Dog Point), behind boat storage area and across the Dam.

We took joy as we spotted a Brown creeper scurry up and down tree trucks -- it was among a feeding flock of small birds flying back and forth across the dirt road behind the boat storage area near the fire house!

Others of interested included:
Red-breasted Merganser 150 Large flock viewed from east Dam road. Two landed at Prairie dog pt
Common Loon 6 may have been more as we drove across the Dam
Pied-billed Grebe 24
Horned Grebe 12
Double-crested Cormorant 200
American White Pelican 250 Sad to find one dead White Pelican carcass floating in water near water inlet at Prairie Dog Pt.
Osprey 1 Have nice photo while it was perched.
peep sp. 25 Viewed from North Dam road looking down OKC water treatment plant

If interested View our checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40500752
 

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Date: 11/14/17 8:18 am
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...>
Subject: Red Crossbills this winter
Hello,   There appears to be an irruption of Red Crossbills occurring this year in North America.  There is already a scatter of records for Oklahoma.  There have been recent evaluations of Red Crossbill taxonomy that suggest up to 7 types that may represent individual species.  One type has already been officially delineated as such in the recent (2017) North American Checklist update.   Birds of each type wander together, so can maintain reproductive isolation by type.  The different types show a range of variation in bill structure for specializing on particular cone-producing species; however, the best way to distinguish types is from recordings of call.

   From the Cornell Lab  "Identifying the various flight call types (see http://ebird.org/content/ ebird/news/crossbills-of-north -america-species-and-red-cross bill-call-types/ ) typically requires audio recordings and spectrograms. Although a few birders perhaps can manage to separate the birds to type by ear only, these records generally should not meet the standards for validation, especially since we are still working out the distribution of the forms and since each irruption can have different compositions of the types."
   Even modest-quality recordings can be matched to type.  Some camera videos work.  Not sure on cell phones.  In previous years, the ranks of the Stillwater birders were identifying crossbills to type as possible.  If available, these can be sent to the Cornell lab for identification.
   So birders are encouraged to try to record any crossbills they encounter.  Pass the recording in.
CHEERS,                               JOE Grzybowski

 

 

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Date: 11/13/17 9:04 am
From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
Subject: Re: Salt Plains - No Whooping Cranes Found Sunday
There are still whoopers at quivira as of yesterday.

On Nov 13, 2017 9:49 AM, "Scott Loss" <scottrloss...> wrote:

> Several of us from Stillwater birded the Salt Plains NWR and fields to the
> north and east on Sunday. We did not find any Whooping Cranes despite
> checking in at the Eagle Roost observation blind two different times during
> the day and encountering a couple of sizable Sandhill Crane flocks in wheat
> fields northeast of the refuge and northwest of Wakita.
>
> Overall, we didn't find anything too unusual, and probably our best
> observations included an American Bittern (seen), a Virginia Rail (heard
> only), and Swamp Sparrows (seen and heard) in the cattail areas at and near
> the Eagle Roost observation blind.
>
> We also kept our eyes peeled for Snowy Owls while driving back roads
> around the refuge and on the way there and back from Stillwater. But we saw
> none, even with two different parties taking different routes.
>
> Scott Loss
> Stillwater
>
>

 

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Date: 11/13/17 8:12 am
From: Loraine Richmond <natrea...>
Subject: Re: Whooping cranes
Thank you for the info.

Loraine

On November 13, 2017, at 9:02 AM, John Polo <jpolo...> wrote:

Loraine,

I went out there with Scott, Sara, and baby Loss, Cody Barnes, Alin Gonzalez, Sirena Lao, and Dave Londe yesterday. We checked Eagle Roost blind 2x, drove along highway 11, went to the pull-off on highway 38 just before the state park and had no luck at any of those spots.

Before those stops, when we on our way to the refuge in the morning, there were large groups of Sandhill Cranes flying north and northeast from the refuge, probably heading to various ag fields to feed during the day. We stopped along the road to look through those airborne groups for whoopers, but didn't see any.

After striking out at the locations on or near the refuge, we drove the county roads north and northeast of the refuge at midday to try to find the groups we had seen dispersing earlier. Not knowing the area well, we drove a lot. We did find large groups of Sandhill Cranes again, but no whoopers for the day.

At one pond off one of the county roads that we searched for whoopers, we came across what Scott estimated to be 3,000 geese. The group included all five of the species you would expect in Oklahoma. I had barely stepped out of the car to get a better view of the birds and they nearly all spooked. The array of various species of geese in flight around the pond before settling back down was pretty neat.

Since a Snowy Owl had been reported around Stillwater in previous days, I took an exit off of I-35 to go a less direct way into Stillwater. We went through the Marland area, where a snowy had been found a few years back. We did not find a Snowy Owl. We didn't search much of Payne, but other people had tried around Stillwater over the weekend, with no luck. We did see a White-faced Ibis in a rather small pond right off of HWY 177, which seemed out of season to me, but eBird didn't make a fuss, so I guess it wasn't that uncommon.

good birding,
john polo
Stillwater

 

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Date: 11/13/17 8:09 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Lake Carl Blackwell Western Grebe
I scoped Lake Carl Blackwell from the dam this morning. There were not as
many ducks there as last week, but I did get my first Common Goldeneyes of
the winter. Also, amid a large raft of Franklin's Gulls, I found a Western
Grebe, which is a fairly uncommon find for Payne County.
The gulls/grebe were a long way out from the dam and were actually closer
to Ski Point, which is part of the Lake Carl Blackwell park and requires an
admission fee to access.

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 11/13/17 7:49 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Salt Plains - No Whooping Cranes Found Sunday
Several of us from Stillwater birded the Salt Plains NWR and fields to the
north and east on Sunday. We did not find any Whooping Cranes despite
checking in at the Eagle Roost observation blind two different times during
the day and encountering a couple of sizable Sandhill Crane flocks in wheat
fields northeast of the refuge and northwest of Wakita.

Overall, we didn't find anything too unusual, and probably our best
observations included an American Bittern (seen), a Virginia Rail (heard
only), and Swamp Sparrows (seen and heard) in the cattail areas at and near
the Eagle Roost observation blind.

We also kept our eyes peeled for Snowy Owls while driving back roads around
the refuge and on the way there and back from Stillwater. But we saw none,
even with two different parties taking different routes.

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 11/13/17 7:37 am
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...>
Subject: Participants in eBird
Hello,   I know many birders in Oklahoma also contribute to eBird.  Some observations require comments.  However, comments provided by observers are not always useful.  For example, saying that one was close, or had a good look does not indicate what was observed or how it was observed.  Even saying something like "Have photo" does not provide any real information. 
   The Colorado/Wyoming eBird reviewers have provided a link that explains what would be useful in the comments block.  For those contributing to eBird, here is the link:
eBird basics: The species comments box

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  If you have a photo, and indicate this is a comment, please provide.  Reviewers may leave a record on the review queue anticipating a photo.  There have been times when a photo taken demonstrated it to be a different species--these have come even from seasoned observers--even other eBird reviewers at times (no one bats 1000).  
  In any case, this link explains this quickly and simply.  FYI.
   Some of the filters are set up not to flag some species that are rare but regular, or close to normal arrival or departure dates.  The reason: filters can be two-edged swords in that some observers will not submit a species that is flagged as rare, and may under-report observations of a species if the filters become too conservative.  EBird reviewers may inquire about some of these in "pattern-checks" or other data-check processes.  So, it is useful to understand that IDs submitted to eBird, flagged or not, should be positive IDs rather than presumptive, or IDs assumed on a species listing in the filters. 
CHEERS,                                  JOE Grzybowski 


 

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Date: 11/13/17 7:03 am
From: John Polo <jpolo...>
Subject: Re: Whooping cranes
Loraine,

I went out there with Scott, Sara, and baby Loss, Cody Barnes, Alin Gonzalez, Sirena Lao, and Dave Londe yesterday. We checked Eagle Roost blind 2x, drove along highway 11, went to the pull-off on highway 38 just before the state park and had no luck at any of those spots.

Before those stops, when we on our way to the refuge in the morning, there were large groups of Sandhill Cranes flying north and northeast from the refuge, probably heading to various ag fields to feed during the day. We stopped along the road to look through those airborne groups for whoopers, but didn't see any.

After striking out at the locations on or near the refuge, we drove the county roads north and northeast of the refuge at midday to try to find the groups we had seen dispersing earlier. Not knowing the area well, we drove a lot. We did find large groups of Sandhill Cranes again, but no whoopers for the day.

At one pond off one of the county roads that we searched for whoopers, we came across what Scott estimated to be 3,000 geese. The group included all five of the species you would expect in Oklahoma. I had barely stepped out of the car to get a better view of the birds and they nearly all spooked. The array of various species of geese in flight around the pond before settling back down was pretty neat.

Since a Snowy Owl had been reported around Stillwater in previous days, I took an exit off of I-35 to go a less direct way into Stillwater. We went through the Marland area, where a snowy had been found a few years back. We did not find a Snowy Owl. We didn't search much of Payne, but other people had tried around Stillwater over the weekend, with no luck. We did see a White-faced Ibis in a rather small pond right off of HWY 177, which seemed out of season to me, but eBird didn't make a fuss, so I guess it wasn't that uncommon.

good birding,
john polo
Stillwater
 

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Date: 11/12/17 5:42 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: A Couple of Notable Birds, and New Photos
Hello All,

On Friday the 10th, there were four LeConte's Sparrows along the prairie
trail at Oxley. On Saturday, a lone Pine Siskin at the Oxley feeders.

Also, I recently added photos from September and October to my recent
gallery on PBase:

http://www.pbase.com/lctsimages/recent

And a gallery from BioBlitz! Oklahoma in October:

http://www.pbase.com/lctsimages/bioblitz

Finally, a gallery from a recent trip to the Rio Grande Valley:

http://www.pbase.com/lctsimages/rgv2017

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 11/12/17 5:14 pm
From: Loraine Richmond <natrea...>
Subject: Whooping cranes
Has anyone seen any whooping cranes at Great Salt Plains in the last few days? 
 

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Date: 11/12/17 7:46 am
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk...>
Subject: Winter birds in Comanche County
Greetings OK birders,
During the past week we have seen our first White-throated Sparrow, a Ruby-crownedKinglet and Juncos in the backyard.  Spooked two Inca Doves in the front yard. 
Saw a Winter Wren along Medicine Creek on Fort Sill and only the second sightingof a Pileated Woodpecker in the same area. Our female Ruby-throated Hummingbird had been here since Nov 3rd.  This morningI changed the sugar water and saw her twice, once perched and once at the freshlyfilled feeder.  So we have seen her 10 days in a row - and counting.
White-winged Doves continue to be a nuisance - as soon as I put out sunflower seedsin the morning, 30 or 40 show up and the seeds are gone in 10 minutes.
Kurt & Sharon MeisenzahlLawton, OK

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Date: 11/12/17 6:54 am
From: O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
Subject: Re: Snowy owl
I drove about a 100-mile loop between Mulhall and Sooner Lake yesterday - no dice. No owls either.





> On Nov 11, 2017, at 9:25 PM, jana singletary <jssingletary...> wrote:
>
> I looked for the Snowy Owl yesterday on my way home from Kansas, but I did not find it.
>
> Jana Singletary
> Tulsa
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 10, 2017, at 10:22 PM, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
>>
>> My apologies for the vagueness of my last post. The ABA fbook page said the snowy owl was relocated 1.5 miles east of I35 on SH 51.
>>
>> Sandy B.
 

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Date: 11/11/17 7:25 pm
From: jana singletary <jssingletary...>
Subject: Re: Snowy owl
I looked for the Snowy Owl yesterday on my way home from Kansas, but I did not find it.

Jana Singletary
Tulsa

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 10, 2017, at 10:22 PM, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
>
> My apologies for the vagueness of my last post. The ABA fbook page said the snowy owl was relocated 1.5 miles east of I35 on SH 51.
>
> Sandy B.
 

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Date: 11/10/17 8:22 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Snowy owl
My apologies for the vagueness of my last post. The ABA fbook page said the
snowy owl was relocated 1.5 miles east of I35 on SH 51.

Sandy B.

 

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Date: 11/10/17 11:44 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Saw this on fbook rate bird alert page.
"For those who do not follow eBird, here is a report posted last night:
Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40402501
- Comments: "Sitting on top of telephone pole, north side of SH 51, approx
1.25 mile east of I-35"

 

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Date: 11/10/17 4:41 am
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: Photos added to website
OKBirds,

I have added a miscellaneous assortment of bird photos to my website.
Included are photos of a leucistic Barn Swallow and a hybrid ibis along
with Green Heron, Pectoral sandpiper and Long-billed dowitcher. Also
included are photos of immature Bald Eagle, American Robin, Eastern
Phoebe, Northern Rough-winged Swallow and Brown-headed Cowbird. Other
species include Barred Owl and Wood Duck among others. These photos can
be see and the link below.

http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds

Cheers,

Jim Arterburn
 

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Date: 11/10/17 3:09 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatches
Hello All,

2 red-breasted nuthatches were found in the pines below Keystone Dam on Thursday. Also present were at least 10 chipping sparrows. The only finches seen or heard were goldfinches and house finches.


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 11/9/17 10:09 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough today
Notable birds seen today while working at Red Slough:



Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - 15 (3 adults and 12 immatures).

Common Gallinule - 1



David


 

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Date: 11/9/17 4:23 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Migrant Waterfowl
Hello All,

At Lake Yahola this morning, saw FOS Red-Breasted Merganser (70), Common
Goldeneye, Lesser Scaup and Bufflehead. At Lynn Lane, more RB Mergansers,
Redhead, Greater Scaup (FOS), Canvasback, Pintail, Ruddy Duck and two
Leconte's Sparrows in the field on the south side of the lake. Also saw
nine Common Loons, the most I've seen at one time in Tulsa in a few years.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell,
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 11/9/17 9:57 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: FRGU
Well the Franklins Gulls have finally arrived in eastern OK. Hundreds are
passing through Sequoyah now.

Sandy B.

 

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Date: 11/8/17 11:01 am
From: Mark Cromwell <mark.cromwell01...>
Subject: Re: Covington Snowy Owl
Covington Oklahoma is in southeastern Garfield county. About 6 miles south of Garber Oklahoma.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 8, 2017, at 12:58 PM, Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> wrote:
>
> Larry, where is Covington? It is NOT on my OK map!
> Hal Yocum
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 8, 2017, at 12:16 PM, larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...> wrote:
>>
>> Three of us looked this morning with no bird seen.
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: David Arbour <arbour...>
>> Date: 11/8/17 10:42 AM (GMT-06:00)
>> To: <OKBIRDS...>
>> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Covington Snowy Owl
>>
>> Has the Covington Snowy Owl that was found yesterday been re-found today?
>>
>>
>>
>> David Arbour
>>
>> De Queen, AR

 

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Date: 11/8/17 10:58 am
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Covington Snowy Owl
Larry, where is Covington? It is NOT on my OK map!
Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 8, 2017, at 12:16 PM, larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...> wrote:
>
> Three of us looked this morning with no bird seen.
>
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: David Arbour <arbour...>
> Date: 11/8/17 10:42 AM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Covington Snowy Owl
>
> Has the Covington Snowy Owl that was found yesterday been re-found today?
>
>
>
> David Arbour
>
> De Queen, AR

 

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Date: 11/8/17 10:16 am
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...>
Subject: Re: Covington Snowy Owl
Three of us looked this morning with no bird seen.


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: David Arbour <arbour...> Date: 11/8/17 10:42 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <OKBIRDS...> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Covington Snowy Owl
Has the Covington Snowy Owl that was found yesterday been re-found today? David ArbourDe Queen, AR
 

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Date: 11/8/17 8:42 am
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Covington Snowy Owl
Has the Covington Snowy Owl that was found yesterday been re-found today?



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 11/7/17 7:41 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough CBC
The Red Slough Christmas Bird Count will be Thursday December 21st. If you
are interested in helping, contact me.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 11/6/17 8:28 pm
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Stillwater White-winged Scoter
IÔłŹ had large group of white geese fly over Mitch Park ,Edmond. Rough count was about 100 birds. They were flying very high in an east/ south east direction , perhaps to Lark Arcadia, from my location.
Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 6, 2017, at 11:53 AM, Scott Loss <scottrloss...> wrote:
>
> A 1st year White-winged Scoter was at the Meridian Tech ponds this morning on the west side of Stillwater. It was hanging out with a group of Redheads, Northern Shovelers, and Ruddy Ducks, and it spooked, circled, and landed a couple times before eventually taking off for good to the east. Luckily I was able to snap documentation photos before it took off (will be added to below eBird checklist later), and one other person, Corey Riding, was able to get there to see it before it left.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40340869
>
> I was actually on my way out to Lake Carl Blackwell because I was thinking it was good weather/timing for scoters, non-Common Loons, or other rare waterbird migrants, but I never expected to find a scoter on the relatively small, shallow Meridian Tech pond.
>
> Lake Carl Blackwell had nothing abnormal, but there was a huge raft of scaup (~2,500) that had 11 duck species mixed in. I'm guessing there were Greater Scaup out there, but everything I could ID was a Lesser Scaup. Also had my first flock of southbound white geese fly over (a mix of Snow and Ross's Geese).
>
> Boomer Lake also had a decent mix of ducks this morning, including a mixed flock with all 5 Aythya species (Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, and Lesser and Greater Scaup).
>
> Scott Loss
> Stillwater
>
>

 

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Date: 11/6/17 9:53 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Stillwater White-winged Scoter
A 1st year White-winged Scoter was at the Meridian Tech ponds this morning
on the west side of Stillwater. It was hanging out with a group of
Redheads, Northern Shovelers, and Ruddy Ducks, and it spooked, circled, and
landed a couple times before eventually taking off for good to the east.
Luckily I was able to snap documentation photos before it took off (will be
added to below eBird checklist later), and one other person, Corey Riding,
was able to get there to see it before it left.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40340869

I was actually on my way out to Lake Carl Blackwell because I was thinking
it was good weather/timing for scoters, non-Common Loons, or other rare
waterbird migrants, but I never expected to find a scoter on the relatively
small, shallow Meridian Tech pond.

Lake Carl Blackwell had nothing abnormal, but there was a huge raft of
scaup (~2,500) that had 11 duck species mixed in. I'm guessing there were
Greater Scaup out there, but everything I could ID was a Lesser Scaup. Also
had my first flock of southbound white geese fly over (a mix of Snow and
Ross's Geese).

Boomer Lake also had a decent mix of ducks this morning, including a mixed
flock with all 5 Aythya species (Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, and
Lesser and Greater Scaup).

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 11/6/17 7:00 am
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Christmas Counts
The Broken Bow Count will be held on Friday, December 22.
I am the contact person and I hope lots of you can make it!
Details coming soon!

Mia Revels
Tahlequah, OK


On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 8:27 AM, Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...>
wrote:

> Cleveland County Audubon Society (Norman) will do their count on Sunday,
> December 31. Compiler is Mark Howery, <mkhowery...>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of John Kennington <
> <johnkennington...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:46 PM
> *To:* <OKBIRDS...>
> *Subject:* [OKBIRDS] Christmas Counts
>
> When are everyone's Christmas Counts scheduled for this year? Please reply
> with your date and compiler contact, and any other pertinent info.
>
> To start, Tulsa is Sat., Dec. 16, and the compiler is Jeff Cox,
> 918-629-2140, <jeffacox54...>
>
> John Kennington
>



--
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
<revels...>


***CONFIDENTIALITY*** -This e-mail (including any attachments) may contain
confidential, proprietary and privileged information. Any unauthorized
disclosure or use of this information is prohibited.

 

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Date: 11/6/17 6:27 am
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...>
Subject: Re: Christmas Counts
Cleveland County Audubon Society (Norman) will do their count on Sunday, December 31. Compiler is Mark Howery, <mkhowery...>



________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Sent: Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:46 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Counts

When are everyone's Christmas Counts scheduled for this year? Please reply with your date and compiler contact, and any other pertinent info.

To start, Tulsa is Sat., Dec. 16, and the compiler is Jeff Cox, 918-629-2140, <jeffacox54...><mailto:<jeffacox54...>

John Kennington

 

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Date: 11/5/17 3:43 pm
From: HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
Hi Bill,
I went back out to Lake Hefner this afternoon and searched the entire lake edge rather well with no spotting of the scoters. There are many areas at the south end that are not accessible so I could have missed them. I DROVE the Dam with several stops so as to get reasonable views along the rocky edge also to no avail. Also I was concerned that i did not see ANY of the redhead duck groups. I was not looking for them and did not scan the center of the lake.
I wonder if they all moved on>
Also I did see : an osprey, a common loon and a large number of hooded mergansers on the ponds to the north of the dam. Counted 82 white pelicans. Ducks seen were: mallard, gadwall, shoveler, and ruddy ducks on the water. On the ponds to the north buffelheads and 2-3 A. widgeon. Those ponds also had yellowlegs, killdeer and many peeps.
Hal
> On November 3, 2017 at 5:54 PM William Diffin <okiebirder...> wrote:
>
>
> Photos of the Black Scoters and Surf Scoters can be seen in the
> following ebird checklists from Larry Mays and Zach Poland,
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40266199
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40273229
>
> If you subscribe to ebird and elect to get rare bird alerts, links to
> checklists containing rare birds will automatically be sent to your in
> box.
>
> On 11/3/17, William Diffin <okiebirder...> wrote:
> > Brian Marra texted that he just found the Surf Scoters with the Black
> > Scoters a little west of the northeast corner of the dam where the
> > water tower is located.
> >
> > On 11/3/17, Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> wrote:
> >> That's bcause both species are present.
> >>
> >> On Nov 3, 2017 1:24 PM, "Feldt, Andrew N." <afeldt...> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Zach,
> >>>
> >>> Could you clarify whether these are Surf or Black Scoters - your message
> >>> vary on this.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks!
> >>>
> >>> Andy Feldt
> >>>
> >>> > On Nov 3, 2017, at 1:16 PM, Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
> >>> > wrote:
> >>> >
> >>> > Surf Scoters relocated by Bill Diffin and I at Lake Hefner Lighthouse
> >>> > by
> >>> Louie’s. Last seen headed south along shore towards Redrock and Hefner
> >>> Grill. Closely associated with about 30 coots.
> >>> >
> >>> > ZAP
> >>> >
> >>> > Sent from my mobile device.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
 

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Date: 11/5/17 3:31 pm
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk...>
Subject: Hummingbird!!!
We have had a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird at our feeder for the past three evenings!!!!

Kurt & Sharon Meisenzahl
Lawton, OK

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/4/17 6:15 pm
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: Photos added to website
OKBirds,

I have added some of my Ruby-throated Hummingbird photos from this fall.
Also included are a couple of photos of a probable immature female
Black-chinned Hummingbird. The photos can be seen at the link below.

http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds

Cheers,

Jim Arterburn
 

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Date: 11/3/17 9:11 pm
From: Steve Davis <spd8109...>
Subject: late report
Mary and I saw a lone common loon off Prairie Dog Point at Lake Hefner Wed
afternoon. Alas, amatuers that we are, we were out for lunch and didn't
have a camera, so no photo.
--steve d and mary l

 

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Date: 11/3/17 2:54 pm
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
Photos of the Black Scoters and Surf Scoters can be seen in the
following ebird checklists from Larry Mays and Zach Poland,

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40266199
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40273229

If you subscribe to ebird and elect to get rare bird alerts, links to
checklists containing rare birds will automatically be sent to your in
box.

On 11/3/17, William Diffin <okiebirder...> wrote:
> Brian Marra texted that he just found the Surf Scoters with the Black
> Scoters a little west of the northeast corner of the dam where the
> water tower is located.
>
> On 11/3/17, Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> wrote:
>> That's bcause both species are present.
>>
>> On Nov 3, 2017 1:24 PM, "Feldt, Andrew N." <afeldt...> wrote:
>>
>>> Zach,
>>>
>>> Could you clarify whether these are Surf or Black Scoters - your message
>>> vary on this.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Andy Feldt
>>>
>>> > On Nov 3, 2017, at 1:16 PM, Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Surf Scoters relocated by Bill Diffin and I at Lake Hefner Lighthouse
>>> > by
>>> Louie’s. Last seen headed south along shore towards Redrock and Hefner
>>> Grill. Closely associated with about 30 coots.
>>> >
>>> > ZAP
>>> >
>>> > Sent from my mobile device.
>>>
>>>
>>
>
 

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Date: 11/3/17 2:35 pm
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
Brian Marra texted that he just found the Surf Scoters with the Black
Scoters a little west of the northeast corner of the dam where the
water tower is located.

On 11/3/17, Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> wrote:
> That's bcause both species are present.
>
> On Nov 3, 2017 1:24 PM, "Feldt, Andrew N." <afeldt...> wrote:
>
>> Zach,
>>
>> Could you clarify whether these are Surf or Black Scoters - your message
>> vary on this.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Andy Feldt
>>
>> > On Nov 3, 2017, at 1:16 PM, Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > Surf Scoters relocated by Bill Diffin and I at Lake Hefner Lighthouse
>> > by
>> Louie’s. Last seen headed south along shore towards Redrock and Hefner
>> Grill. Closely associated with about 30 coots.
>> >
>> > ZAP
>> >
>> > Sent from my mobile device.
>>
>>
>
 

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Date: 11/3/17 12:23 pm
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949...>
Subject: Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
That's bcause both species are present.

On Nov 3, 2017 1:24 PM, "Feldt, Andrew N." <afeldt...> wrote:

> Zach,
>
> Could you clarify whether these are Surf or Black Scoters - your message
> vary on this.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Andy Feldt
>
> > On Nov 3, 2017, at 1:16 PM, Poland, Zachary <zpoland...> wrote:
> >
> > Surf Scoters relocated by Bill Diffin and I at Lake Hefner Lighthouse by
> Louie’s. Last seen headed south along shore towards Redrock and Hefner
> Grill. Closely associated with about 30 coots.
> >
> > ZAP
> >
> > Sent from my mobile device.
>
>

 

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Date: 11/3/17 11:50 am
From: Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
Subject: Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
Both Black and Surf Scoters we’re located today, but at different locations and times. The first was the location of the Blacks, the second was the location of the Surfs.

ZAp

Sent from my mobile device.

On Nov 3, 2017, at 1:24 PM, Feldt, Andrew N. <afeldt...><mailto:<afeldt...>> wrote:

Zach,

Could you clarify whether these are Surf or Black Scoters - your message vary on this.

Thanks!

Andy Feldt

On Nov 3, 2017, at 1:16 PM, Poland, Zachary <zpoland...><mailto:<zpoland...>> wrote:

Surf Scoters relocated by Bill Diffin and I at Lake Hefner Lighthouse by Louie’s. Last seen headed south along shore towards Redrock and Hefner Grill. Closely associated with about 30 coots.

ZAP

Sent from my mobile device.

 

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Date: 11/3/17 11:24 am
From: Feldt, Andrew N. <afeldt...>
Subject: Re: Hefner Surf Scoters
Zach,

Could you clarify whether these are Surf or Black Scoters - your message vary on this.

Thanks!

Andy Feldt

> On Nov 3, 2017, at 1:16 PM, Poland, Zachary <zpoland...> wrote:
>
> Surf Scoters relocated by Bill Diffin and I at Lake Hefner Lighthouse by Louie’s. Last seen headed south along shore towards Redrock and Hefner Grill. Closely associated with about 30 coots.
>
> ZAP
>
> Sent from my mobile device.

 

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Date: 11/3/17 11:17 am
From: Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
Subject: Hefner Surf Scoters
Surf Scoters relocated by Bill Diffin and I at Lake Hefner Lighthouse by Louie’s. Last seen headed south along shore towards Redrock and Hefner Grill. Closely associated with about 30 coots.

ZAP

Sent from my mobile device.
 

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Date: 11/3/17 10:24 am
From: Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
Subject: Hefner Black Scoters
Bill Diffin, John Ault and I successfully relocated the Black Scoters a short while ago. They were just off the north dam, straight south of the tan ‚ÄúOK 89‚ÄĚ water tower.

ZAP

Sent from my mobile device.
 

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Date: 11/3/17 9:18 am
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough yesterday - Fulvous Whistling Duck!
Yesterday while touring Doug James and his wife and sister-in-law and two
college students we ran into along the way, we found a Fulvous Whistling
Duck on Pintail Lake. You can see a poor but identifiable photo of it that
I managed to get, inspite of long distances and poor lighting, here:
http://www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma/image/166507539 . Also here are some
other interesting birds I saw throughout the day yesterday while working at
Red Slough:



Osprey - 1

Bald Eagle - 1

Common Gallinule - 1

Sedge Wren - 1

LeConte's Sparrow - 1



Note: The reservoir area (Waterfowl Refuge Area) is closed to entry now
till the end of January because of duck season. So entry into this area can
only be done if you are on a tour with myself or Ford Hendershot.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 11/3/17 9:03 am
From: O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
Subject: Re: Christmas Counts
STILLWATER - Saturday, Sep. 30th. Contact person is Tim O’Connell: <tim.oconnell...><mailto:<tim.oconnell...>


Our planning meeting in advance of the CBC will be Thursday, Dec. 7th at 7:00 pm at the Botanic Garden at OSU. Please join us then if you’d like to help with our CBC. If unavailable for the 7th, please just let me know via email in advance of the 30th.
https://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/116th-annual-christmas-bird-count/


~Tim




On Nov 2, 2017, at 6:46 PM, John Kennington <johnkennington...><mailto:<johnkennington...>> wrote:

When are everyone's Christmas Counts scheduled for this year? Please reply with your date and compiler contact, and any other pertinent info.

To start, Tulsa is Sat., Dec. 16, and the compiler is Jeff Cox, 918-629-2140, <jeffacox54...><mailto:<jeffacox54...>

John Kennington

 

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Date: 11/2/17 10:31 pm
From: John Shackford <johnshackford...>
Subject: Oklahoma City CBC
The OKC CBC will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

John Shackford
Edmond

 

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Date: 11/2/17 9:39 pm
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk...>
Subject: Re: Christmas Counts
Stephens County CBC - meet in Duncan at Daybreak Diner at 6:30 am on Thursday, Dec 28thContact:  Kurt Meisenzahl at 580-585-0199 or email at:  <meisenzk...>
Kurt MeisenzahlLawton, OK

On Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:47 PM, John Kennington <johnkennington...> wrote:


When are everyone's Christmas Counts scheduled for this year? Please reply with your date and compiler contact, and any other pertinent info. 
To start, Tulsa is Sat., Dec. 16, and the compiler is Jeff Cox, 918-629-2140, <jeffacox54...>
John Kennington



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Date: 11/2/17 4:48 pm
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Christmas Counts
When are everyone's Christmas Counts scheduled for this year? Please reply
with your date and compiler contact, and any other pertinent info.

To start, Tulsa is Sat., Dec. 16, and the compiler is Jeff Cox,
918-629-2140, <jeffacox54...>

John Kennington

 

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Date: 11/2/17 10:00 am
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: whooping cranes
We wish we knew. There were 6 there on Mon-Tues but gone Wednesday when I got there.
Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 2, 2017, at 10:56 AM, Dora Webb <owl112...> wrote:
>
> Our friend would like to see the cranes. How long do the cranes usually stay at the salt plaines?
> Dora

 

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Date: 11/2/17 8:56 am
From: Dora Webb <owl112...>
Subject: whooping cranes
Our friend would like to see the cranes. How long do the cranes usually stay at the salt plaines?
Dora
 

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Date: 11/1/17 4:14 pm
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Hummingbirds - Hummer Hearth at WBU
Some may benefit from being aware of this product of wintering hummingbirds. I wintered two Rufous Hummingbirds 5 years ago. I do not have one but I think this would have helped.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR

From: Donna Haynes
Sent: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 5:45 PM
To: <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: Hummer Hearth at WBU

For those of you who do or are interested in maintaining a winter hummingbird feeder in hopes of hosting a wintering Rufous Hummingbird or other western species, a new product is available at Wild Birds Unlimited in Little Rock. The Hummer Hearth keeps nectar from freezing in the colder winter days and nights we have in Arkansas. The following link has more information on them. Donna HaynesWest Pulaski Co. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.hummerhearth.com/&ved=0ahUKEwj7svuduZ7XAhUJ8mMKHe7jBW4QFggmMAA&usg=AOvVaw0LYRZ7jAoTAe--H6gVOmcn

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 11/1/17 9:38 am
From: efhouck727 <efhouck727...>
Subject: Re: November Migration Report






Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note¬ģ 4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte...>
Date: 11/1/17 11:34 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] November Migration Report

Dear OKBirders, A shorter list this month!  Both arrivals and departures are listed here.  November Arrivals White-winged Scoter                                     November 5 - C, NEBlack Scoter                                                        November 11 - NELong-tailed Duck                                              November 20 - PAN, NW, SW, C, SC, NECommon Goldeneye                                      November 8 - ALLCommon Merganser                                      November 6 - ALLRoss's Goose                                                     November 9 - ALLTrumpeter Swan                                              November 15 - NW, SW, C, NETundra Swan                                                      November 15 -  ALLRed-throated Loon                                         November 8 - C, NEPacific Loon                                                        November 10 - C, NENorthern Goshawk                                         November 26 - PANThayer's Gull                                                      November 15 - NW, C, NE, SE rare in Le Flore Co. onlyGlaucous Gull                                                    November 11 - NW, C, NENorthern Shrike                                               November 24 - PANLapland Longspur                                             November 6 - ALLSmith's Longspur                                              November 4 - SW rare in Comanche Co only, C, NEAmerican Tree Sparrow                                November 2 - PAN, NW and November 8 - C, NEHarris's Sparrow                                               November 6 - SW, SC, SECassin's Finch                                                     November 25 - PAN rare in Cimarron Co onlyRed Crossbill                                                      November 4 - ALL November Departures Blue-winged Teal                                             November 1 - PANAmerican White Pelican                                November 26 - PANAmerican Bittern                                              November 25 - ALLGreat Egret                                                         November 18 - PAN, NWLittle Blue Heron                                              November 5 - SECattle Egret                                                        November 6 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE, Texas and Beaver Cos. Only in PANBlack-crowned Night-Heron                        November 18 - NW, SW, C, NENeotropic Cormorant                                     November 4  - S. McCurtain Co. onlyKing Rail                                                               November 25 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SESora                                                                       November 14 - PAN, NW, SW, C, SC, NETurkey Vulture                                                  November 12 - PAN, NW, SW, C, NEOsprey                                                                 November 27 - ALLGreater Yellowlegs                                          November 16 - PANLesser Yellowlegs                                             November 10 - NW, C, SC, NE and November20 - SW, SECommon Gallinule                                           November 16 - SE Rare in Bryan, Choctaw, S. McCurtain CoSandhill Crane                                                   November 30 - PAN, C, SC, NEWhooping Crane                                              November 10 - NW rare in Alfalfa Co. only, SW rare in Tillman Co. onlyAmerican Avocet                                             November 30 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE east to Nowata, Rogers, Wagoner and Muskogee Cos. Only, SE east to Pittsburg, Atoka and McCurtain Cos. OnlyBlack-bellied Plover                                        November 15 - ALLAmerican Golden-Plover                              November 15 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SEForster's Tern                                                    November 4 - PAN, NW, SWBaird's Sandpiper                                             November 15 - ALLLeast Sandpiper                                                November 1 - PANPectoral Sandpiper                                          November 8 - ALLLong-billed Dowitcher                                    November 15 - PAN, NW, C, NEWilson's Snipe                                                   November 25 - PANRufous Hummingbird                                     November 20 - PAN, SWPeregrine Falcon                                              November 8 - ALLScissor-tailed Flycatcher                                November 18 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SEBlue-headed Vireo                                          November 1 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SEFish Crow                                                            November 1 - C west to Payne, Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain cos only, SC Pontotoc, Johnston and Marshall cos only, NE, SETree Swallow                                                     November 1 - SW, C, SC, NE, SEHouse Wren                                                       November 6 - PAN, NWCommon Yellowthroat                                  November 8 - SW, C, NEChipping Sparrow                                            November 22 - PAN, NWVesper Sparrow                                               November 23 - NW, C, NELark Sparrow                                                      November 1 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SESavannah Sparrow                                          November 1 - PANGrasshopper Sparrow                                    November 2 - NW, C, NENelson's Sparrow                                             November 1 - NE, SE The information presented here comes from The Oklahoma Bird Records Committee of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society, which publishes a Date Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma. This booklet divides Oklahoma into 7 geographic regions, and lists the normal dates of occurrence for each Oklahoma bird species within each region. Observers are urged to report unusual species, or birds out of date or out of normal range in Oklahoma, based on the information given in this publication. The Oklahoma Ornithological Society and Oklahoma Bird Records Committee web site, http://www.okbirds.org/ , includes ordering information for the Date Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma, information on documenting significant records, documentation forms, instructions, and a searchable database for Oklahoma bird migration information. Birders are cordially invited to join the Oklahoma Ornithological Society. Happy birding!Pat <Veltepvelte...> Oklahoma City, OK 
 

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Date: 11/1/17 9:34 am
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte...>
Subject: November Migration Report
Dear OKBirders,



A shorter list this month! Both arrivals and departures are listed here.



November Arrivals



White-winged Scoter November 5 - C, NE

Black Scoter November
11 - NE

Long-tailed Duck November 20 -
PAN, NW, SW, C, SC, NE

Common Goldeneye November 8 - ALL

Common Merganser November 6 - ALL

Ross's Goose November 9
- ALL

Trumpeter Swan November 15 -
NW, SW, C, NE

Tundra Swan November 15
- ALL

Red-throated Loon November 8 - C, NE

Pacific Loon November
10 - C, NE

Northern Goshawk November 26 - PAN

Thayer's Gull November
15 - NW, C, NE, SE rare in Le Flore Co. only

Glaucous Gull November 11
- NW, C, NE

Northern Shrike November 24 -
PAN

Lapland Longspur November 6 -
ALL

Smith's Longspur November 4 -
SW rare in Comanche Co only, C, NE

American Tree Sparrow November 2 - PAN, NW
and November 8 - C, NE

Harris's Sparrow November 6 -
SW, SC, SE

Cassin's Finch November
25 - PAN rare in Cimarron Co only

Red Crossbill November
4 - ALL



November Departures



Blue-winged Teal November 1 -
PAN

American White Pelican November 26 - PAN

American Bittern November 25 -
ALL

Great Egret November
18 - PAN, NW

Little Blue Heron November 5 -
SE

Cattle Egret November
6 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE, Texas and Beaver Cos. Only in PAN

Black-crowned Night-Heron November 18 - NW, SW, C, NE

Neotropic Cormorant November 4 - S.
McCurtain Co. only

King Rail
November 25 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Sora
November 14 - PAN, NW, SW, C, SC, NE

Turkey Vulture November 12
- PAN, NW, SW, C, NE

Osprey
November 27 - ALL

Greater Yellowlegs November 16 -
PAN

Lesser Yellowlegs November 10 -
NW, C, SC, NE and November20 - SW, SE

Common Gallinule November 16 - SE
Rare in Bryan, Choctaw, S. McCurtain Co

Sandhill Crane November 30
- PAN, C, SC, NE

Whooping Crane November 10 - NW
rare in Alfalfa Co. only, SW rare in Tillman Co. only

American Avocet November 30 -
NW, SW, C, SC, NE east to Nowata, Rogers, Wagoner and Muskogee Cos. Only, SE
east to Pittsburg, Atoka and McCurtain Cos. Only

Black-bellied Plover November 15 -
ALL

American Golden-Plover November 15 - NW, SW, C,
SC, NE, SE

Forster's Tern November 4
- PAN, NW, SW

Baird's Sandpiper November 15 -
ALL

Least Sandpiper November 1 -
PAN

Pectoral Sandpiper November 8 - ALL

Long-billed Dowitcher November 15 - PAN,
NW, C, NE

Wilson's Snipe November 25
- PAN

Rufous Hummingbird November 20 - PAN, SW

Peregrine Falcon November 8 -
ALL

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher November 18 - NW,
SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Blue-headed Vireo November 1 - NW,
SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Fish Crow
November 1 - C west to Payne, Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain cos only, SC
Pontotoc, Johnston and Marshall cos only, NE, SE

Tree Swallow November 1
- SW, C, SC, NE, SE

House Wren November 6
- PAN, NW

Common Yellowthroat November 8 - SW, C, NE

Chipping Sparrow November 22 -
PAN, NW

Vesper Sparrow November 23 -
NW, C, NE

Lark Sparrow November 1
- NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Savannah Sparrow November 1 - PAN

Grasshopper Sparrow November 2 - NW, C,
NE

Nelson's Sparrow November 1 -
NE, SE



The information presented here comes from The Oklahoma Bird Records
Committee of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society, which publishes a Date
Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma. This booklet divides Oklahoma
into 7 geographic regions, and lists the normal dates of occurrence for each
Oklahoma bird species within each region. Observers are urged to report
unusual species, or birds out of date or out of normal range in Oklahoma,
based on the information given in this publication.



The Oklahoma Ornithological Society and Oklahoma Bird Records Committee web
site, http://www.okbirds.org/ , includes ordering information for the Date
Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma, information on documenting
significant records, documentation forms, instructions, and a searchable
database for Oklahoma bird migration information. Birders are cordially
invited to join the Oklahoma Ornithological Society.



Happy birding!

Pat Velte

<pvelte...> <mailto:<pvelte...>

Oklahoma City, OK




 

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Date: 11/1/17 7:49 am
From: Lynn Romine <0000009144775b98-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: One, Two, Three, and sick House Sparrows
Ever time my neighbor poisons his yard with fertilizer granules or grub control granules the birds die around my feeders. Someone in your vicinity may be using commercial poisons on their yard.

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:38 PM, Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...> wrote:


<!--#yiv2661033632 P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}-->Dear Fellow Birders,
Today was a good day for birds in my back yard. Around 10 a.m., I saw my first of season Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Then right before lunch, there was a Nashville Warbler drinking from my ground bird bath, and after lunch, a first of season Brown Creeper was creeping down my ornamental cherry tree (about 20 feet from my patio chair--when the birds land there, I always get a good look).
In the meantime, my resident House Sparrows seem to be sick. On October 9, I saw one flailing around in the bird bath, and when I filled the baths that evening, I found him dead in the bath. Then last week, October 23, my sheltie Barry White found another dead one, and today he found yet another one. There are others seemingly moribund at the feeders or baths. I hope it's not the bird seed, which I buy exclusively from Wild Birds Unlimited, and I keep my feeders clean. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm not mourning their demise--there are way too many of them--but I'm concerned.
Jennifer KidneyNorman



 

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Date: 10/31/17 4:37 pm
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...>
Subject: One, Two, Three, and sick House Sparrows
Dear Fellow Birders,


Today was a good day for birds in my back yard. Around 10 a.m., I saw my first of season Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Then right before lunch, there was a Nashville Warbler drinking from my ground bird bath, and after lunch, a first of season Brown Creeper was creeping down my ornamental cherry tree (about 20 feet from my patio chair--when the birds land there, I always get a good look).


In the meantime, my resident House Sparrows seem to be sick. On October 9, I saw one flailing around in the bird bath, and when I filled the baths that evening, I found him dead in the bath. Then last week, October 23, my sheltie Barry White found another dead one, and today he found yet another one. There are others seemingly moribund at the feeders or baths. I hope it's not the bird seed, which I buy exclusively from Wild Birds Unlimited, and I keep my feeders clean. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm not mourning their demise--there are way too many of them--but I'm concerned.


Jennifer Kidney

Norman

 

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Date: 10/31/17 2:52 pm
From: O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
Subject: Payne County Audubon Society - Bird Walk and Evening Program Thursday
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Payne County Audubon Society,

We would normally host a bird walk this weekend, but it is going to be BEDLAM around here!

In that case, please join us for a two-fer on Thursday evening, Nov. 2: We’ll meet at the Botanic Garden at OSU for a beginner’s bird walk at 6:00 pm, followed by a program at 7:00 pm specifically designed to help beginners overcome their most difficult identification challenges. All are welcome! Tell a friend, bring a friend: you can even bring people you don’t know.

(Note that if you come for the field trip and stay for the talk, it will be dark when we adjourn. If you park in the south lot off 6th Street, you will need some kind of light to find your way back to your vehicle. There is a lighted parking area at the Education Center.)

For news and announcements of the PCAS, please check out our website (https://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/events-calendar-2/) and/or join our group on Facebook.

Remember, the PCAS needs YOU! Are you interested in helping to promote wildlife conservation and native biodiversity in your community? Then we could really use your ideas and your energy on the board of the Payne County Audubon Society. Please direct inquiries to <tim.oconnell...><mailto:<tim.oconnell...>.

Wishing you good birding (and a Happy Halloween),
~Tim O’Connell
PCAS Vice-President
https://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/






 

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Date: 10/31/17 2:11 pm
From: John Ault <jwault742...>
Subject: Whooping Cranes - Salt Plains NWR
This morning (Tuesday) I saw six Whooping Cranes (4 Ad, 2 Juv) from the
Eagle Roost Nature Trail blind, at the Salt Plains NWR. Details and a
photo are at the link below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40234327

--
John Ault
Lawton, OK

 

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Date: 10/31/17 5:32 am
From: Bastarache, Robert -FS <rbastarache...>
Subject: 2018 Red Slough Birding Convention
The 10th annual Red Slough Birding Convention is set for May 5-8, 2018, in Idabel. Greg Lasley is scheduled to be our keynote speaker. We will be providing more information as we go into 2018 but wanted to get out the early word so you can put this on your calendar. Come see us in McCurtain County next May!

Robert Bastarache, District Biologist
Oklahoma Ranger District - Ouachita National Forest
111 S. State Highway 259A
Broken Bow, OK 74728
<rbastarache...><mailto:<rbastarache...>
111 S. State Highway 259A
Broken Bow, OK 74728
(580) 494-6402 x 107
Work Hours: M-F 6:30 am - 3:00 pm





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Date: 10/28/17 9:25 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Turquoise Blue
Hello All,

Mary and I went out to the Salt Plains early this morning. It was 17 degrees at the parking lot by the trail to the Sand Creek Bay blind. There were several thousand sandhill cranes present on the half frozen bay, but no Whooping cranes were seen there this morning. On a side trip, we ended up at the Grant and Alfalfa County line on Highway 11. Just west of there a male mountain bluebird was seen first on the power line and then on the fence line. Its brilliant turquoise back really glowed in the sun.


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 10/28/17 7:44 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Stillwater Red Crossbills
I saw 6 Red Crossbills migrating south over our Stillwater yard this
morning. I first heard their near-constant kip-kip flight calls as they
approached and then I saw them fly relatively low overhead - there were 3
adult males and 3 greenish birds (females or 1st year males). With a few
other reports from Oklahoma in the last couple weeks, it looks like we are
in for an irruption winter for this species.

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 10/26/17 5:33 pm
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: Photos added to website
OKBirds,

I have added the last of this springs shorebird photos. Species added
include Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral sandpiper, Semipalmated
Plover, Solitary Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Upland Sandpiper and
Wilson's Phalarope. Also added were Black Tern and Franklin's Gull. See
the link below.

http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds

Cheers,

Jim
 

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Date: 10/26/17 4:01 pm
From: <Janis.blanton...> <janis.blanton...>
Subject: Re: Might be a good time to be watching the skies as this front pushes through. Just had a flock of 17 Franklin's Gulls sail over.
Yes - I saw the franklins at yahola this morning as well. On a couple of occasions a bald eagle flew over them causing them to take flight

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 26, 2017, at 5:36 PM, Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> wrote:
>
> Saw 3,000-4,000 at Lake Yahola this morning.
>
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
>
>> On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 3:16 PM, larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>

 

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Date: 10/26/17 3:36 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Re: Might be a good time to be watching the skies as this front pushes through. Just had a flock of 17 Franklin's Gulls sail over.
Saw 3,000-4,000 at Lake Yahola this morning.

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 3:16 PM, larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...>
wrote:

>
>
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>

 

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Date: 10/26/17 1:16 pm
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...>
Subject: Might be a good time to be watching the skies as this front pushes through. Just had a flock of 17 Franklin's Gulls sail over.




Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 10/26/17 8:21 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Red Crossbills
Hello All,

I heard a flock of red crossbills fly over my house in Bartlesville this morning. They were heading south. I don't know which variety. There has been an abundance of them in Wisconsin already this fall.


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 10/26/17 4:37 am
From: Sharon Henthorn <shenthorn205...>
Subject: Fwd: Brand New Course: Feeder Bird ID and Behavior
Great resource! Get the word out in field trip e-mails.

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Bird Academy, The Cornell Lab" <birdacademy...>
Date: October 26, 2017 at 6:05:06 AM CDT
To: <shenthorn205...>
Subject: Brand New Course: Feeder Bird ID and Behavior
Reply-To: <birdacademy...>









Hi Sharon,


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Date: 10/23/17 8:19 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: New Red Slough Photos
I have added a lot of new photos to the Red Slough PBase Photo Gallery site.
You can see them here:



http://www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma/recent_photos



Enjoy!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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