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4/29/17 11:08 pm John Shackford <johnshackford...> Bird Migration
4/29/17 9:51 pm bill <billd...> fos hummer 2fer
4/29/17 8:22 pm Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> Re: Is this a Black Chinned Hummingbird
4/29/17 8:17 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Saturday Birds
4/29/17 7:49 pm JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...> Re: Identification of Ibises
4/29/17 6:51 pm bill <billd...> Re: Is this a Black Chinned Hummingbird
4/29/17 5:46 pm Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> Is this a Black Chinned Hummingbird
4/29/17 10:54 am Doug Wood <DWood...> Orn Class Trip to Red Slough and Little River NWR
4/29/17 10:19 am Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Apr 29, 2017
4/29/17 8:49 am Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> Identification of Ibises
4/29/17 5:36 am harold Yocum <drhal2...> Re: RT hummingbird
4/28/17 5:39 pm Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> New Photos added to website
4/28/17 4:21 pm Cindy Cloyd <cindy...> RT hummingbird
4/28/17 4:13 pm Melinda Droege <oklagranny26...> Re: Glossy Ibis
4/28/17 4:11 pm William Diffin <okiebirder...>
4/28/17 2:04 pm Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> Re: South Jenkins Past week or so
4/28/17 12:40 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Camp Billy Joe (restricted access), Apr 26, 2017
4/28/17 12:38 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Lake Carl Etling, Apr 25, 2017
4/28/17 12:33 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Tessaquite Creek--Canyonlands, Apr 25, 2017
4/28/17 12:31 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Easter Pageant, Apr 25, 2017
4/28/17 12:29 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Kenton (town), Apr 25, 2017
4/28/17 12:27 pm Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...> Re: South Jenkins Past week or so
4/28/17 12:27 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Lake Carl Etling, Apr 24, 2017
4/28/17 12:24 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Keyes WTP, Apr 24, 2017
4/28/17 12:14 pm Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> Re: South Jenkins Past week or so
4/28/17 10:56 am Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> South Jenkins Past week or so
4/28/17 10:24 am Nick LoLordo <lord9691...> Re: White Crowned Sparrow
4/27/17 5:49 pm David John <dtjohn07...> Re: White Crowned Sparrow
4/27/17 5:46 pm David John <dtjohn07...> Re: Baltimore oriole
4/27/17 5:36 pm Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> Re: Baltimore oriole
4/27/17 5:24 pm Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...> Re: FW: eBird Report - Salt Plains NWR--Eagle Roost Nature Trail, Apr 27, 2017
4/27/17 5:24 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Lake Lloyd Vincent, Apr 22, 2017
4/27/17 5:19 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Salt Plains NWR--Eagle Roost Nature Trail, Apr 27, 2017
4/27/17 5:15 pm Bob LaVal <blaval...> White Crowned Sparrow
4/27/17 4:55 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Salt Plains NWR--Sandpiper Trail, Apr 27, 2017
4/27/17 4:22 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Drummond Flats WMA, Apr 27, 2017/Tricolored Heron
4/27/17 2:44 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Glossy Ibis
4/27/17 10:58 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> North Tulsa on 4-27-2017.
4/26/17 2:53 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Moffett - just add water
4/26/17 9:57 am William Diffin <okiebirder...> OOS Spring Meeting Registration Deadline
4/25/17 11:59 am <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...> Re: Baltimore oriole
4/25/17 9:30 am Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> FOS Dickcissel
4/25/17 5:56 am <okcbirder...> <okcbirder...> Arcadia Lake 23Apr17
4/24/17 4:43 pm Louis Truex <ml2x1954...> Hackberry Flat Survey 4-24-2017
4/24/17 10:08 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 4-24-2017.
4/24/17 8:17 am Bird Watcher <russetdm...> Re: Baltimore oriole
4/24/17 7:21 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Weekend Birds
4/24/17 6:29 am Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...> Re: Some Good Yard Birds
4/24/17 5:52 am Deanne McKinney <trialsz63...> Re: Baltimore oriole
4/24/17 12:03 am Bird Watcher <russetdm...> Re: Some Good Yard Birds
4/23/17 11:59 pm Bird Watcher <russetdm...> Baltimore oriole
4/23/17 9:11 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 4-23-2017
4/23/17 5:16 pm Mary Tate <mary.d.tate...> sign off
4/23/17 4:58 pm Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...> Some Good Yard Birds
4/23/17 3:50 pm Laura Stanfill <laurastanfill...> FW: eBird Report - Spavinaw SP--East, Apr 23, 2017
4/22/17 5:51 pm Bob LaVal <blaval...> Re: McCurtain County Birds
4/22/17 10:24 am Charles Lyon <lyon5516...> McCurtain County Birds
4/22/17 8:17 am Doug Wood <DWood...> Fw: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Apr 22, 2017
4/22/17 7:40 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Friday Birds
4/21/17 9:21 pm William Diffin <okiebirder...> OOS Meeting Registration Deadline Extended
4/21/17 2:10 pm Warren Williams <wwphoto3...> Painted Bunting
4/21/17 2:00 pm Josh Engelbert <birdingokie...> Re: Adams Ranch Piping Plover on 4-20-2017.
4/21/17 1:54 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Adams Ranch Piping Plover on 4-20-2017.
4/20/17 7:44 pm Louis Truex <ml2x1954...> Hackberry Flat 4-20-2017
4/20/17 1:39 pm Nancy Reed <reednancy1717...> Fwd: Bewick's Wren/Cardinal
4/20/17 8:16 am Doug Wood <DWood...> FW: eBird Report - Johnson Creek Boat Ramp, Apr 20, 2017
4/20/17 7:50 am Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> Fwd: Panama birding tour for the Arkansas Audubon Society Trust
4/19/17 7:29 pm Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> Re: Indigo Bunting
4/19/17 3:27 pm Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...> Indigo Bunting
4/19/17 6:33 am Alicia Riddle <aliciariddle...> FOY painted bunting
4/18/17 4:33 pm Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> backyard birds
4/18/17 3:08 pm Doug Wood <DWood...> Mississippi Kites in Durant
4/18/17 3:06 pm Foundation Subscriber <drhal2...> Re: FOS (for me)
4/18/17 11:56 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Sequoyah nwr
4/18/17 9:15 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Tuesday Morning
4/18/17 9:11 am John Hurd <jackhurd...> Re: FOS (for me)
4/18/17 8:32 am William Diffin <okiebirder...> Re: FOS (for me)
4/18/17 8:18 am <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...> Re: FOS (for me)
4/18/17 5:06 am Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...> FOY
4/17/17 10:09 pm Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> FOS (for me)
4/17/17 8:43 pm <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...> Re: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
4/17/17 2:23 pm John Kennington <johnkennington...> Tulsa Audubon - Don Wolfe on Sutton Center, Big Day Count, Flyctacher Trail
4/17/17 9:50 am Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> TNC Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count Saturday May 13!
4/17/17 7:40 am William Diffin <okiebirder...> Birds of Peru and southern Ecuador
4/17/17 6:29 am Doug Wood <DWood...> County Birding and Hackberry Flat
4/17/17 6:21 am Dan Reinking <dan...> Re: FOS
4/17/17 5:54 am Bob LaVal <blaval...> FOS
4/16/17 7:56 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Weekend Migrants
4/16/17 3:28 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - MWC House, Apr 16, 2017
4/16/17 3:26 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - SCIP Mtn bike trail, Apr 16, 2017
4/16/17 5:40 am Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...> Re: Probable Mississippi Kite in Norman
4/15/17 5:15 pm harold Yocum <drhal2...> Re: Probable Mississippi Kite in Norman
4/15/17 4:11 pm Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...> Re: Probable Mississippi Kite in Norman
4/15/17 4:04 pm Spencer Coffey <4thcoffey...> Re: Probable Mississippi Kite in Norman
4/15/17 3:58 pm Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...> Probable Mississippi Kite in Norman
4/15/17 7:08 am John Kennington <johnkennington...> Black-headed Grosbeak in Adair County
4/14/17 6:55 pm Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request...> Re: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
4/14/17 6:06 pm Mary Lane <mm_lane...> Re: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
4/14/17 2:52 am William Diffin <okiebirder...> Re: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
4/13/17 11:54 am Doug Wood <DWood...> Western Kingbird and Gray Catbird
4/13/17 8:16 am Doug Wood <DWood...> FW: eBird Report - Platter Flats, Apr 13, 2017
4/12/17 2:52 pm mike <m.b.ludewig...> FOS Warbling Vireo
4/12/17 12:59 pm Bostian, Kelly <Kelly.Bostian...> Re: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
4/12/17 12:46 pm William Diffin <okiebirder...> Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
4/12/17 9:33 am William Diffin <okiebirder...> Fwd: OOS Spring Meeting Field Trip Schedule
4/12/17 7:58 am Laura Erickson <chickadee...> Re: lesser prairie chickens
4/12/17 5:56 am Cindy McIntyre <cindy...> Re: lesser prairie chickens
4/11/17 9:06 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - April 11
4/11/17 8:50 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Thursday Morning
4/11/17 3:37 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 4-11-2017
4/11/17 7:13 am Doug Wood <DWood...> FW: eBird Report - Platter Flats, Apr 11, 2017
4/10/17 5:02 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough today
4/9/17 8:17 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Sunday Morning
4/9/17 7:30 pm Cindy McIntyre <cindy...> Re: Wichita Mountain NWR
4/9/17 7:01 pm Laura Stanfill <LauraStanfill...> Wichita Mountain NWR
4/9/17 6:24 pm Cheryl Kilpatrick <dr.k_psych...> Re: white wing
4/9/17 5:13 pm Paul Ribitzki <lribitzki...> white wing
4/9/17 3:18 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Apr 9, 2017
4/9/17 9:56 am Doug Wood <DWood...> Fw: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Apr 9, 2017
4/8/17 5:21 pm Ellie Womack <e-womack...> Hummers
4/8/17 10:25 am Laura Erickson <chickadee...> Re: lesser prairie chickens
4/8/17 10:22 am Laura Erickson <chickadee...> Re: lesser prairie chickens
4/8/17 10:17 am Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...> Re: lesser prairie chickens
4/8/17 9:31 am Cindy McIntyre <cindy...> Re: lesser prairie chickens
4/8/17 6:05 am John Kennington <johnkennington...> Re: lesser prairie chickens
4/8/17 1:19 am Cindy McIntyre <cindy...> lesser prairie chickens
4/7/17 1:54 pm <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...> CITE at Stinchcomb W
4/6/17 4:41 pm Louis Truex <ml2x1954...> Hackberry Flat 4-6-2017
4/6/17 4:16 pm <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...> LIGU L Hefner
4/6/17 3:44 pm <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...> LIGU at L Hefner
4/6/17 1:20 pm Steve Davis <spd8109...> Tanglewood Motel phone #
4/6/17 8:40 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Tallgrass Preserve and Grainola on 4-6-2017.
4/6/17 7:53 am Cook, Paul F. <pcook...> Sod Farm
4/5/17 3:06 pm Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> Overholser & Hefner
4/4/17 4:37 pm EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...> Birds after storm
4/4/17 11:22 am Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request...> Re: Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck
4/4/17 8:59 am William Diffin <okiebirder...> Invitation to OOS Spring Meeting
4/4/17 8:32 am Feldt, Andrew N. <afeldt...> Re: Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck
4/4/17 8:20 am John Hurd <jackhurd...> Re: Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck
4/4/17 7:08 am Feldt, Andrew N. <afeldt...> Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck
4/3/17 9:08 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 4-3-2017
4/2/17 6:10 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Deep Fork NWR--Cussetah Bottoms, Apr 2, 2017
4/2/17 6:09 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Paden Sewage Ponds, Apr 2, 2017
4/2/17 6:07 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Okemah Lake, Apr 2, 2017
4/2/17 6:03 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Riverlands Trail, Apr 2, 2017
4/2/17 6:01 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Lake Henryetta, Apr 2, 2017
4/2/17 2:01 pm Patricia Velte <pvelte...> April Migration Report (2 of 2)
4/2/17 2:00 pm Patricia Velte <pvelte...> April Migration Report (1 of 2)
4/2/17 12:08 pm Kristi Hendricks <hendricks.kristi...> Re: Black Vultures
4/2/17 11:44 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Black Vultures
4/2/17 10:56 am Kristi Hendricks <hendricks.kristi...> Black Vultures
4/1/17 2:48 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Apr 1, 2017
4/1/17 2:19 pm Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> Hackberry Flat Friday.
4/1/17 1:10 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Re: Friday Birds
4/1/17 6:26 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Friday Birds
3/31/17 6:33 pm Louis Truex <ml2x1954...> Hackberry Flat 3-31-2017
3/31/17 9:45 am Loraine Richmond <natrea...> Scissortail
3/31/17 7:39 am Cindy McIntyre <cindy...> Black-chinned hummingbird
 
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Date: 4/29/17 11:08 pm
From: John Shackford <johnshackford...>
Subject: Bird Migration
Hi All,
Just wanted to throw out an idea to ponder. During spring migration, migratory birds tend to stop flying northward when they meet a cold north wind. The reason given is that it takes too much energy to fly into a strong headwind.

But I wonder if there may not be a secondary benefit to stopping as birds are overtaken by a cold front: does the cold air of a front slow down the activity of the insects that birds feed on (generally speaking) so that the insects are easier for migrating birds to catch, thereby also saving energy expended in gathering a meal?

I believe a similar argument could be made with weather fronts for fall migration, but not as clearly defined.

What do you think?

John Shackford
Edmond




Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/29/17 9:51 pm
From: bill <billd...>
Subject: fos hummer 2fer
Hi all,Last summer i had my lifer Black-chinned Hummingbird, an adult
male, at my apartment window feeder. I don't know when he first
appeared as it took me awhile to be sure (lighting and all), but he
stayed far longer into the Fall than the Ruby-throated adult males.
All winter i wondered if he would return, or if i might see some
hybrids because of his extended stay. On April 26th while watching
for my ride to work i saw my fos Ruby-throat adult male at my feeder.
Five minutes later an adult male Black-chinned came to dine at the
same feeder. Minutes later, Ruby-throat. Minutes later, Black-chinned
again. No doubt as they were practically side by side in the same
lighting. Ok, so i was late for work. I'd like to think this was my
lifer friend from a year ago, but of course there's no way to know.
Off work on a cool and rainy Saturday so with no chance for Leps i
waited inside by the feeders. Lots of RTHU activity at the east
window, but never when camera was in hand. They all looked alike at
the south window. So i have no idea if he reappeared, yet my gut
feeling is he's here to stay... again. Most welcome my friend! Another
poster here prompted me to finally report my good fortune. Also, a few
years ago there was a grad student on the list studying the northward
expansion of the Black-chinned. She encouraged me not to give up as
they might be in Enid one day. I was doubtful. He is here. Again. If
she is still out there... you were right... and I'm glad. peacebillenid
garfield ok
 

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Date: 4/29/17 8:22 pm
From: Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...>
Subject: Re: Is this a Black Chinned Hummingbird
NW 150th and MacArthur.

" There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...."

Lord Byron



On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 8:51 PM, bill <billd...> wrote:

> Hi Susanne,
> I am very interested to see your hummer, but i get a "bad link" error.
> Could you check the url? Glad you posted because somehow i had the idea the
> Black-chinned was supposed to be a bit larger, yet my visitor, like yours,
> also seems smaller than the usual Ruby-throat. Where in Ok are you located
> please?
>
> peace
> bill d
> enid garfield ok
>
> *Sent:* Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:46 PM
> *From:* "Susanne Lutze" <eztuls46...>
> *To:* <OKBIRDS...>
> *Subject:* [OKBIRDS] Is this a Black Chinned Hummingbird
> This week I have a very small hummingbird feeding at my feeder. Smaller
> than any I have seen before. There daily. I did post a photo on flickr
> and am asking for help with identifying this hummer.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/14238
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_14238&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=uPrAcCHMAZMG-c8LV8cYkSUFfzLGWR6QvZAgpZdtIb4&s=-apt_k20pm_esXhZZXkMSo0Yqo_mkvPeLHXZJxHXaBA&e=>
>

 

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Date: 4/29/17 8:17 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Saturday Birds
Hello All,

This morning at the Bixby sod farms, saw one Buff-Breasted Sandpiper in a
flock of American Golden Plovers and Pectoral Sandpipers. Also saw a Least
Flycatcher at Rentie's Grove.

In the afternoon, 20 more Buff-Breasteds, 1 Hudsonian Godwit (with a large
group of distant dowitchers) and two Blue Grosbeaks. At Oxley,
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Black-Crowned Night Heron and Green Heron.

Also, it appears very likely that the bird identified originally as a
Glossy Ibis is actually a Glossy X White-Faced, as the face pattern doesn't
fit either species. Here's a link to some photos:

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

Good Birding,

Bill Carrel
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 4/29/17 7:49 pm
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...>
Subject: Re: Identification of Ibises
A just for the fun of it mind-bender, here is an example of an unusual hybrid Glossy/White-faced Ibis.
http://www.pbase.com/joe_grzybowski/image/124529872

CHEERS,                          JOE Grzybowski



On Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:48 AM, Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> wrote:


<!--#yiv3745813166 body{font-family:Tahoma;font-size:12pt;}-->OKBirds,
There have been several sightings of Glossy type Ibis in Oklahoma recently. The three records that I have seen photos of are all Glossy X White-faced hybrids (my opinion). Over the last several years it has been much easier to find hybrids than to find a pure Glossy. So for any sightings of Glossy Ibis the observer should consider the possibility of a hybrid. Listed below are three references that can be used to help identify hybrid ibis. The first link is to an article in North American Birds that Joe Grzybowski and I authored on the first known hybrids (not in captivity). These were at the salt Plains NWR. The second link is to a gallery of hybrid ibis on my PBase website. The third link is to an excellent collection of hybrid ibis photos on Joe's PBase website. Joe and I also have photos of both pure Glossy Ibis and pure White-faced Ibis on our PBase websites.

http://www.okbirds.org/nab-v57-n1-2003-glossy-whitefaced-hybridization-new.pdf- North American Birds article
http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/hybridibis- Jim Arterburn PBase hybrid photos
http://www.pbase.com/joe_grzybowski/ibis_heads- Joe Grzybowski PBase hybrid photos
Cheers,
Jim Arterburn


 

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Date: 4/29/17 6:51 pm
From: bill <billd...>
Subject: Re: Is this a Black Chinned Hummingbird
Hi Susanne,I am very interested to see your hummer, but i get a "bad
link" error. Could you check the url? Glad you posted because somehow
i had the idea the Black-chinned was supposed to be a bit larger, yet
my visitor, like yours, also seems smaller than the usual Ruby-throat.
Where in Ok are you located please? peacebill denid garfield ok Sent: Saturday,
April 29, 2017 at 7:46 PM
From: "Susanne Lutze" <eztuls46...>
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Is this a Black Chinned HummingbirdThis week I have
a very small hummingbird feeding at my feeder. Smaller than any I
have seen before. There daily. I did post a photo on flickr and am
asking for help with identifying this hummer.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14238
 

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Date: 4/29/17 5:46 pm
From: Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...>
Subject: Is this a Black Chinned Hummingbird
This week I have a very small hummingbird feeding at my feeder. Smaller
than any I have seen before. There daily. I did post a photo on flickr
and am asking for help with identifying this hummer.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14238

Susanne Lutze
<eztuls46...>



There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...."

Lord Byron

 

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Date: 4/29/17 10:54 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Orn Class Trip to Red Slough and Little River NWR
Hi All. Took Ornithology on one-day wonder field trip to Red Slough (RS) and Little River NWR (LR - unit 2) yesterday. Good run of birds on an overcast day. Some good gets and a few weird misses. Inca Doves were on west side of Fort Towson right off 70 (house with catalpa trees in yard and feeders around the corner). Doug.
Canada Goose - RS
Wood Duck - RS
Blue-winged Teal - RS
Northern Shoveler - RS
Hooded Merganser- RS
N. Bobwhite - LR entrance road/cutovers
Pied-billed Grebe- RS
Neotropic Cormorant- RS
Double-crested Cormorant- RS
Anhinga- RS - on nests
American Bittern- RS
Least Bittern- RS
Great Blue Heron- RS
Great Egret- RS
Snowy Egret- RS
Little Blue Heron- RS
Cattle Egret- RS
Green Heron- RS
Black-crowned Night-Heron- RS
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron- RS
White Ibis - RS
Black Vulture - both
Turkey Vulture - both
Sharp-shinned Hawk - LR
Red-shouldered Hawk - LR
Broad-winged Hawk - LR
Red-tailed Hawk - RS
Sora- RS
King Rail - RS - heard briefly
Purple Gallinule- RS - most I've ever seen there
Common Gallinule - RS
American Coot - RS
Killdeer - Idabel
Baird's Sandpiper - RS
Caspian Tern - RS
Eurasian Collared-Dove- RS/towns
Mourning Dove - both
Inca Doves - Ft. Towson
Eastern Screech-Owl - near RS
Barred Owl - LR - saw fledgling on the ground - pretty cool
Chimney Swift - both
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - both
Red-headed Woodpecker - near RS
Red-bellied Woodpecker - both
Downy Woodpecker - both
Olive-sided Flycatcher - LR
E. Wood-Pewee - near LR
E. Phoebe - LR
Great Crested Flycatcher - both
Eastern Kingbird - RS
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - ubiquitous
Loggerhead Shrike - near LR
White-eyed Vireo - both
Warbling Vireo - RS
Blue Jay - both
Fish Crow - both
Purple Martin- RS
Tree Swallow - RS
Bank Swallow - RS
Cliff Swallow - driving in the area
Barn Swallow - RS
Carolina Chickadee - both
Tufted Titmouse - both
Brown-headed Nuthatch - Tiak Work Center
Marsh Wren- RS - singing
Carolina Wren - both
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - both
Eastern Bluebird - both
Wood Thrush - along entrance road to LR.
American Robin - Idabel area etc
Gray Catbird - RS
N. Mockingbird - Idabel area etc
European Starling - RS/towns
Cedar Waxwing- RS
Northern Waterthrush - RS - Ford Hendershot and Charles Lyons were on this bird at north parking lot
Black-and-white Warbler - RS
Prothonotary Warbler - both
Swainson's Warbler - along entrance road to LR - 2 males, 1 observed well
Tennessee Warber - RS
Nashville Warbler - RS
Kentucky Warbler - Tiak Work Center and LR
Common Yellowthroat - both
Hooded Warbler - LR
Northern Parula - LR
Yellow Warbler - both
Pine Warbler - Tiak Work Center
Yellow-rumped Warbler - RS
Yellow-throated Warbler - all
Prairie Warbler - entrance road to LR - showed great
Yellow-breasted Chat - both
Chipping Sparrow - Tiak Work Center
Lark Sparrow - Tiak Work Center area
Savannah Sparrow - RS
Lincoln's Sparrow- RS
Swamp Sparrow- RS
White-throated Sparrow- RS
Harris's Sparrow - hwy 70 gas station parking lot - go figure
White-crowned Sparrow - RS
Summer Tanager - both
Northern Cardinal - all
Blue Grosbeak - open areas at both
Indigo Bunting - both
Painted Bunting - both
Dickcissel - RS
Red-winged Blackbird - both
Eastern Meadowlark - near RS
Common Grackle - both
Great-tailed Grackle - Idabel area
Brown-headed Cowbird - both
Orchard Oriole - both
Baltimore Oriole - both
House Sparrow - towns




Douglas R. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
PMB 4068
1405 N. 4th Ave
Durant, OK 74701-0609
<dwood...><mailto:<dwood...>
580-745-2272



 

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Date: 4/29/17 10:19 am
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Apr 29, 2017
I had to check the park after the two inches of rain fell last night and this morning. nothing unusual or
unexpected but a lot of activity.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US Apr 29, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
54 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 7
Cattle Egret 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6
Mourning Dove 11
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 9
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 8
White-eyed Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
Eastern Bluebird 4
Swainson's Thrush 12
American Robin 18
Brown Thrasher 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 30
Cedar Waxwing 10
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 14
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 60
Clay-colored Sparrow 8
Lark Sparrow 11
White-crowned Sparrow 15
Harris's Sparrow 7
White-throated Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 22
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Great-tailed Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 14
Baltimore Oriole 7
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 24
House Sparrow 12

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Date: 4/29/17 8:49 am
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: Identification of Ibises
OKBirds,

There have been several sightings of Glossy type Ibis in Oklahoma
recently. The three records that I have seen photos of are all Glossy X
White-faced hybrids (my opinion). Over the last several years it has
been much easier to find hybrids than to find a pure Glossy. So for any
sightings of Glossy Ibis the observer should consider the possibility of
a hybrid. Listed below are three references that can be used to help
identify hybrid ibis. The first link is to an article in North American
Birds that Joe Grzybowski and I authored on the first known hybrids (not
in captivity). These were at the salt Plains NWR. The second link is to
a gallery of hybrid ibis on my PBase website. The third link is to an
excellent collection of hybrid ibis photos on Joe's PBase website. Joe
and I also have photos of both pure Glossy Ibis and pure White-faced
Ibis on our PBase websites.


http://www.okbirds.org/nab-v57-n1-2003-glossy-whitefaced-hybridization-new.pdf
<http://www.okbirds.org/nab-v57-n1-2003-glossy-whitefaced-hybridization-new.pdf>
- North American Birds article

http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/hybridibis - Jim Arterburn PBase
hybrid photos

http://www.pbase.com/joe_grzybowski/ibis_heads - Joe Grzybowski PBase
hybrid photos

Cheers,

Jim Arterburn
 

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Date: 4/29/17 5:36 am
From: harold Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: RT hummingbird
We have both Ruby throat ( in my yard) and black chinned ( at Mitch Pak) HUMMERS in the Edmond area. Ruby throat since April 5 and black chinned since April 7th.
Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 28, 2017, at 6:20 PM, Cindy Cloyd <cindy...> wrote:
>
> I finally saw a RT hummingbird at one of my feeders this afternoon, about a week later than last year. Still have lots of White-Crowned & Harris’s Sparrows. The bluebirds have fledglings all over the place. This morning, after putting out mealworms, I watched a male feeding 5 insistent babies all by himself. The phoebes, who always build on top of the porch light, just hatched this week. I’ve never had Baltimore orioles, other than just passing through for a few days, but the orchard orioles are here singing their beautiful song & working over the honeysuckle & wisteria.
>
> Cindy Cloyd
> Muskogee County
>

 

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Date: 4/28/17 5:39 pm
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: New Photos added to website
OKBirds,

I have added new photos from Tulsa County in March to my website. Some
of the species added include Lesser Black-backed, California and Herring
Gulls (including photos of a first-cycle Herring gull with a tail band
rather than an all dark tail). Neotropic Cormorant, American White
Pelican, American Golden-Plover, Bald Eagle, Black Vulture and a Great
Blue Heron with one leg.

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

Cheers,

Jim Arterburn
 

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Date: 4/28/17 4:21 pm
From: Cindy Cloyd <cindy...>
Subject: RT hummingbird
I finally saw a RT hummingbird at one of my feeders this afternoon, about a
week later than last year. Still have lots of White-Crowned & Harris's
Sparrows. The bluebirds have fledglings all over the place. This morning,
after putting out mealworms, I watched a male feeding 5 insistent babies all
by himself. The phoebes, who always build on top of the porch light, just
hatched this week. I've never had Baltimore orioles, other than just
passing through for a few days, but the orchard orioles are here singing
their beautiful song & working over the honeysuckle & wisteria.



Cindy Cloyd

Muskogee County




 

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Date: 4/28/17 4:13 pm
From: Melinda Droege <oklagranny26...>
Subject: Re: Glossy Ibis
The Glossy was there today (Fri, Apr 28) in exact spot Bill reported.
Thanks Bill, I got to see it up close, knobby red knees and all.

Back in Bartlesville on Adams Ranch Rd (Rd 3950) I found the Bobolinks are
back, in huge numbers or so it seemed. Along with the hundreds of
Dickcissels and several Yellow-head Blackbirds it was a swirling mass of
yellow, black and white. And the combined songs were quite psychedelic

I love spring....
Good birding to all...

Melinda Droege
Bartlesville

On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 4:44 PM, Bill Carrell <
<cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> wrote:

> One seen this afternoon along 141st between Mingo and Garnett.
>
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
>

 

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Date: 4/28/17 4:11 pm
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject:
One day left to register for the OOS Spring Meeting Banquet at
Hackberry Flat, May 6. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29 is the banquet
registration dealine. We are giving the banquet headcount to the
caterer on April 30. You will be able to register for the field trips
part of the meeting next week but not the banquet. Those who attend
the meeting but don't sign up for the banquet can still enjoy the
guest speaker presentation after the banquet concludes.

Will we see 25 shorebird species in one day at Hackberry Flat? Will
the list include something really uncommon or rare like a Red-necked
Phalarope, Red Phalarope, Red Knot, Ruff or Sharp-tailed Sandpiper?
Will there be any Short-billed Dowitchers, Common Gallinules, Fulvous
Whistling Ducks? Who will spot the first American Bittern, the first
Glossy Ibis? Will the Southwest Oklahoma trip turn up a Pyrrhuloxia,
White-tailed Kite or Verdin? The best way to find out is to be there
and take part. The more eyes, the more birds. It's the best birding
weekend of the year. Why not spend it at one of the best birding
destinations?

Register online at www.okbirds.org to beat the deadline for the
banquet. All are invited.

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society
 

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Date: 4/28/17 2:04 pm
From: Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...>
Subject: Re: South Jenkins Past week or so
Thanks.

Susanne

" There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...."

Lord Byron



On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:45 PM, Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
wrote:

> My old email address refused to let me send out stuff to you all. I want
> to catch up on old notes that I would have posted had I been able.
>
> FOYs
> 4-20 Indigo Bunting Little, Blue Heron
> 4-22 W, Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Gt. Crested Flycatcher, Tree Swallow
> 4-23 After big rain; 300 Blue-winged Teal, 75 Lesser Yellowlegs,
> White-faced Ibis, Solitary Sandpiper
> 4-24 Cattle Egret
> 4-25 Yellow Warbler--An American Kestrel with a male Indigo Bunting in its
> talons
> 4-26 Summer Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Wilson Snipe
> 4-27 Louisiana Waterthrush, Dickcissel,Clay-colored Sparrow, Peregrine,
> (Digression:I was approaching a small puddle of water that held two
> Mallards and two BW Teal, I heard the hen Mallard quack and flutter but not
> take off and looked up to see the falcon swoop in and then break off
> sharply and fly away. I think that by not flushing the ducks saved
> themselves. Despite being in the raptor's sights, they chose not to fly and
> the falcon did not follow through it's attack. I suspect that this is why
> many falconers hunt with dogs that will put the birds in the air and allow
> the falcons to take them on the wing. I would appreciate any input. Will
> Peregrines not attack birds that don't fly?)
> 4-28 with Mitchell Jarrett. Least Flycatcher;, Green Heron, Nashville
> Warbler, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bells Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Wilson's
> Phalarope, Black Vulture. (Digression: Mitchell and I watched with some
> amusement as a hen Mallard schooled Blossom, my pint-sized Springer
> Spaniel, repeatedly drawing her off her 1/3 grown ducklings doing the "Oh,
> my God, I'm dying and have a broken wing" display with a remarkable display
> of courage and persistence. Blossie's tongue was hanging out a foot before
> she finally gave up.)
>
> I hope this post goes through,
>
> D.
>

 

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Date: 4/28/17 12:40 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Camp Billy Joe (restricted access), Apr 26, 2017
The Scrub Jays found us as both popped up as we approached up the canyon without any warning or in response
to any playback. The Bushtits were seen along the two track into the canyon. It's always nice to find them out there.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Camp Billy Joe (restricted access), Cimarron, Oklahoma, US Apr 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: we birded the camp on the east side into the intersection of canyons. this started the last day of the Black Mesa field trip from the LPC Festival. Sharon Ellard and Tom Merritt(WA), Ann and Dave Moffat(WI), Rosemary Seidler(LA) and myself.
23 species

Wood Duck 2 flying along the Cimarron River on the way to the camp.
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 5
American Kestrel 1
Say's Phoebe 2
Western Kingbird 1
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay 2
Common Raven 3 one pair attending a nest near the camp on a rocky bluff.
Bushtit 10
Rock Wren 1
Canyon Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Lark Sparrow 4
Canyon Towhee 3
Spotted Towhee 2
Western Meadowlark 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 2

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Date: 4/28/17 12:38 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Carl Etling, Apr 25, 2017
We had a nice run of birds at the lake and nearby. There is a good amount of lakebed exposed near the two islands
in the middle of the lake. that's where the shorebirds were seen both days we visited. The Western Grebes, M Godwits,
and Willets were nice finds for us.
The BH Grosbeak was at the camp host feeder and found by Rosemary Seidler from Louisiana. Several photos were taken
by her and Dave Moffat.
The Golden Eagles were literally stationary over the old maid rocks as a line of storms approached. We watched them
hovering and gliding for several minutes before they moved off to the east.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Lake Carl Etling, Cimarron, Oklahoma, US Apr 25, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
Comments: we spent some time checking the lake and environs. this was part of the Black Mesa field trip from the LPC Festival. Sharon Ellard and Tom Merritt(WA), Ann and Dave Moffat(WI), Rosemary Seidler(LA), and myself.
48 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 6
Northern Shoveler 12
Eared Grebe 15
Western Grebe 5 grouped into a pack along the north side of the lake.
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 7
Golden Eagle 2 a pair in tight knit formation hovering over the rocks near the old maid rock. storms were rolling in fast and these two stayed together as they moved off to the east. one bird was obviously larger than the other. presumed possible breeding pair.
Bald Eagle 1 adult made a few passes over the lake.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 30
American Avocet 5
Killdeer 2
Marbled Godwit 8
Semipalmated/Western Sandpiper 2
Wilson's Phalarope 5
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Willet 11
Ring-billed Gull 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6
Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
Mourning Dove 5
Great Horned Owl 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Say's Phoebe 4
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1
Cassin's Kingbird 3
Western Kingbird 5
Common Raven 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 14
Cliff Swallow 16
Rock Wren 1
American Robin 4
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 20
Lark Sparrow 7
Canyon Towhee 2
Black-headed Grosbeak 1 one male seen attending a seed feeder at the camp host's trailer near the bathrooms.
Western Meadowlark 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 6

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Date: 4/28/17 12:33 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Tessaquite Creek--Canyonlands, Apr 25, 2017
The field trip group was treated to a cool display at relatively close range by the Peregrine.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Tessaquite Creek--Canyonlands, Cimarron, Oklahoma, US Apr 25, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: we drove down the Regnier Road on the Black Mesa field trip from the LPC Festival. Sharon Ellard and Tom Moffatt(WA), Ann and Dave Moffat(WI), Rosemary Seidler(LA), and myself.
30 species

Turkey Vulture 14
Cooper's Hawk 1
Swainson's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
Mourning Dove 16
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 2 one was harassing a Common Raven.
Peregrine Falcon 1 one dark bird made a series of passes along a ridgeline. it stooped on birds at least 3 times.
Say's Phoebe 3
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1
Western Kingbird 5
Common Raven 11
Barn Swallow 10
Rock Wren 1
Canyon Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 1
American Robin 5
Curve-billed Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 55
Clay-colored Sparrow 3
Lark Sparrow 20
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 1
Canyon Towhee 6
Western Meadowlark 9
Brown-headed Cowbird 2

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Date: 4/28/17 12:31 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Easter Pageant, Apr 25, 2017
The field trip stopped here to get the Black-throated Sparrows. We were successful in the canyon closest to the
pageant on the west side.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Easter Pageant, Cimarron, Oklahoma, US
Apr 25, 2017 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: another stop on the Black Mesa field trip from the LPC Festival. Sharon Ellard and Tom Merritt(WA), Ann and Dave Moffat(WI), Rosemary Seidler(LA), and myself.
20 species

Turkey Vulture 6
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 5
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 2
Say's Phoebe 2
Western Kingbird 2
Common Raven 4
Barn Swallow 4
Rock Wren 1
Canyon Wren 1
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Chipping Sparrow 10
Black-throated Sparrow 2 two birds seen and heard on both sides of the road. seen well several times.
Lark Sparrow 7
Canyon Towhee 2
Western Meadowlark 3

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Date: 4/28/17 12:29 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Kenton (town), Apr 25, 2017
We started the day in Kenton. The field trip participants were impressed with the "town" and the fact they are the
only town in OK on Mountain time.
Both pairs of Vermilion Flycatchers are in the exact spots they were last spring.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Kenton (town), Cimarron, Oklahoma, US
Apr 25, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
12.0 mile(s)
Comments: day 2 of the Black Mesa field trip from the LPC Festival. we birded around Kenton first then drove up the road to Colorado. Sharon Ellard and Tom Merritt(WA), Ann and Dave Moffat(WI), Rosemary Seidler(LA), and myself.
42 species

Wood Duck 2 flying along Cimarron River.
Scaled Quail 3
Wild Turkey 4
Turkey Vulture 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Mourning Dove 6
Black-chinned Hummingbird 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Say's Phoebe 5
Vermilion Flycatcher 4 two pairs: one behind the Hitching Post main house in Kenton and one across from Asa Jones house around the houses and yards to the north.
Ash-throated Flycatcher 2
Cassin's Kingbird 2
Western Kingbird 6
Black-billed Magpie 2 found by Dave along the Cimarron River west of Kenton. perched atop the cottonwoods and flying around.
Common Raven 8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 18
Cliff Swallow 28
Bushtit 6 a flock was found moving along the bluff next to the road just north of the turnoff to the dinosaur tracks.
Rock Wren 2
Canyon Wren 1
House Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 1
American Robin 4
Curve-billed Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Chipping Sparrow 30
Clay-colored Sparrow 2
Lark Sparrow 16
White-crowned Sparrow 7
Canyon Towhee 5
Western Meadowlark 5
Common Grackle 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 40
House Sparrow 12

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Date: 4/28/17 12:27 pm
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...>
Subject: Re: South Jenkins Past week or so
I can match that story. I was about 30' from a flock of Bairds Sandpipers in the Ark River some years ago. A Peregrine stooped from behind us so it appeared to come out of thin air. It stunned one of the peeps, did a wild vertical circle and grabbed the stunned or dead peep with its talons. It flew up the river rapidly. The entire episode just lasted a few seconds. It was super impressive.
Pete Janzen
Wichita KS

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 28, 2017, at 2:14 PM, Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> wrote:
>
> I once saw a peregrine come in low, about parallel to the ground for about 50 feet or so, clear a levee by about a foot and then drop into a mixed shorebird feeding flock. It took a dowitcher right out of the middle of the flock. It actually took the dowitcher like an eagle catches a fish.
>
> Have fun,
> Tom Curtis
>
> From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Richrd Gunn
> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 12:46 PM
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
> Subject: South Jenkins Past week or so
>
> My old email address refused to let me send out stuff to you all. I want to catch up on old notes that I would have posted had I been able.
>
> FOYs
> 4-20 Indigo Bunting Little, Blue Heron
> 4-22 W, Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Gt. Crested Flycatcher, Tree Swallow
> 4-23 After big rain; 300 Blue-winged Teal, 75 Lesser Yellowlegs, White-faced Ibis, Solitary Sandpiper
> 4-24 Cattle Egret
> 4-25 Yellow Warbler--An American Kestrel with a male Indigo Bunting in its talons
> 4-26 Summer Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Wilson Snipe
> 4-27 Louisiana Waterthrush, Dickcissel,Clay-colored Sparrow, Peregrine,
> (Digression:I was approaching a small puddle of water that held two Mallards and two BW Teal, I heard the hen Mallard quack and flutter but not take off and looked up to see the falcon swoop in and then break off sharply and fly away. I think that by not flushing the ducks saved themselves. Despite being in the raptor's sights, they chose not to fly and the falcon did not follow through it's attack. I suspect that this is why many falconers hunt with dogs that will put the birds in the air and allow the falcons to take them on the wing. I would appreciate any input. Will Peregrines not attack birds that don't fly?)
> 4-28 with Mitchell Jarrett. Least Flycatcher;, Green Heron, Nashville Warbler, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bells Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Wilson's Phalarope, Black Vulture. (Digression: Mitchell and I watched with some amusement as a hen Mallard schooled Blossom, my pint-sized Springer Spaniel, repeatedly drawing her off her 1/3 grown ducklings doing the "Oh, my God, I'm dying and have a broken wing" display with a remarkable display of courage and persistence. Blossie's tongue was hanging out a foot before she finally gave up.)
>
> I hope this post goes through,
>
> D.

 

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Date: 4/28/17 12:27 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Carl Etling, Apr 24, 2017
We made our first visit to the state park as the Black Mesa field trip from the LPC Festival rolled into Cimarron
County. Not much on the lake other than some waterfowl.
The lake is definitely down a foot or two from when I last saw it during the Kenton CBC in early January.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Lake Carl Etling, Cimarron, Oklahoma, US Apr 24, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: this was a stop on the Black Mesa field trip from the LPC Festival. Sharon Ellard and Tom Merritt(WA), Ann and Dave Moffat(WI), Rosemary Seidler(LA) and myself.
39 species

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 10
Blue-winged Teal 15
Northern Shoveler 35
Green-winged Teal 4
Ruddy Duck 12
Turkey Vulture 6
American Coot 25
American Avocet 30
Killdeer 4
Baird's Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 6
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Long-billed Dowitcher 3
Wilson's Phalarope 14
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Willet 6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
Mourning Dove 6
Eastern Phoebe 2
Say's Phoebe 2
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1
Cassin's Kingbird 2
Western Kingbird 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 20
Cliff Swallow 20
Rock Wren 2
Canyon Wren 1
European Starling 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 10
Lark Bunting 7
Western Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 20

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Date: 4/28/17 12:24 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Keyes WTP, Apr 24, 2017
A stop along the way on the Black Mesa field trip from the LPC Festival. We were hitting most of the hotspots on the
way out to Kenton on the first day of the trip. Nothing unexpected on the list.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Keyes WTP, Cimarron, Oklahoma, US
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: another stop on the Black Mesa field trip from the LPC Festival. Sharon Ellard and Tom Merritt(WA), Ann and Dave Moffat(WI), Rosemary Seidler(LA) and myself.
26 species

Gadwall 6
American Wigeon 6
Mallard 12
Blue-winged Teal 14
Northern Shoveler 20
Green-winged Teal 4
Ruddy Duck 5
Swainson's Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Long-billed Curlew 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 4
Say's Phoebe 1
Western Kingbird 1
Horned Lark 6
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 10
European Starling 3
Lark Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Western Meadowlark 5
Common Grackle 20
Great-tailed Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
House Finch 2
House Sparrow 25

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Date: 4/28/17 12:14 pm
From: Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
Subject: Re: South Jenkins Past week or so
I once saw a peregrine come in low, about parallel to the ground for about 50 feet or so, clear a levee by about a foot and then drop into a mixed shorebird feeding flock. It took a dowitcher right out of the middle of the flock. It actually took the dowitcher like an eagle catches a fish.

Have fun,
Tom Curtis

From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Richrd Gunn
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 12:46 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: South Jenkins Past week or so

My old email address refused to let me send out stuff to you all. I want to catch up on old notes that I would have posted had I been able.

FOYs
4-20 Indigo Bunting Little, Blue Heron
4-22 W, Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Gt. Crested Flycatcher, Tree Swallow
4-23 After big rain; 300 Blue-winged Teal, 75 Lesser Yellowlegs, White-faced Ibis, Solitary Sandpiper
4-24 Cattle Egret
4-25 Yellow Warbler--An American Kestrel with a male Indigo Bunting in its talons
4-26 Summer Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Wilson Snipe
4-27 Louisiana Waterthrush, Dickcissel,Clay-colored Sparrow, Peregrine,
(Digression:I was approaching a small puddle of water that held two Mallards and two BW Teal, I heard the hen Mallard quack and flutter but not take off and looked up to see the falcon swoop in and then break off sharply and fly away. I think that by not flushing the ducks saved themselves. Despite being in the raptor's sights, they chose not to fly and the falcon did not follow through it's attack. I suspect that this is why many falconers hunt with dogs that will put the birds in the air and allow the falcons to take them on the wing. I would appreciate any input. Will Peregrines not attack birds that don't fly?)
4-28 with Mitchell Jarrett. Least Flycatcher;, Green Heron, Nashville Warbler, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bells Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Wilson's Phalarope, Black Vulture. (Digression: Mitchell and I watched with some amusement as a hen Mallard schooled Blossom, my pint-sized Springer Spaniel, repeatedly drawing her off her 1/3 grown ducklings doing the "Oh, my God, I'm dying and have a broken wing" display with a remarkable display of courage and persistence. Blossie's tongue was hanging out a foot before she finally gave up.)

I hope this post goes through,

D.
 

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Date: 4/28/17 10:56 am
From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
Subject: South Jenkins Past week or so
My old email address refused to let me send out stuff to you all. I want to
catch up on old notes that I would have posted had I been able.

FOYs
4-20 Indigo Bunting Little, Blue Heron
4-22 W, Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Gt. Crested Flycatcher, Tree Swallow
4-23 After big rain; 300 Blue-winged Teal, 75 Lesser Yellowlegs,
White-faced Ibis, Solitary Sandpiper
4-24 Cattle Egret
4-25 Yellow Warbler--An American Kestrel with a male Indigo Bunting in its
talons
4-26 Summer Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Wilson Snipe
4-27 Louisiana Waterthrush, Dickcissel,Clay-colored Sparrow, Peregrine,
(Digression:I was approaching a small puddle of water that held two
Mallards and two BW Teal, I heard the hen Mallard quack and flutter but not
take off and looked up to see the falcon swoop in and then break off
sharply and fly away. I think that by not flushing the ducks saved
themselves. Despite being in the raptor's sights, they chose not to fly and
the falcon did not follow through it's attack. I suspect that this is why
many falconers hunt with dogs that will put the birds in the air and allow
the falcons to take them on the wing. I would appreciate any input. Will
Peregrines not attack birds that don't fly?)
4-28 with Mitchell Jarrett. Least Flycatcher;, Green Heron, Nashville
Warbler, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bells Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Wilson's
Phalarope, Black Vulture. (Digression: Mitchell and I watched with some
amusement as a hen Mallard schooled Blossom, my pint-sized Springer
Spaniel, repeatedly drawing her off her 1/3 grown ducklings doing the "Oh,
my God, I'm dying and have a broken wing" display with a remarkable display
of courage and persistence. Blossie's tongue was hanging out a foot before
she finally gave up.)

I hope this post goes through,

D.

 

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Date: 4/28/17 10:24 am
From: Nick LoLordo <lord9691...>
Subject: Re: White Crowned Sparrow
Last spring we had them temporarily residing in our Norman backyard!



V. Nicholas LoLordo

> On Apr 27, 2017, at 7:48 PM, David John <dtjohn07...> wrote:
>
> Beautiful birds, and the white is so brilliant right now. We're fortunate to have them all winter long out here in the country near Skiatook. Along with Harris's Sparrows.
>
> David John
>
> David T. John, <dtjohn07...>, 15020 N. Lewis Ave., Skiatook, OK 74070, 918-396-4277.
>
>
> From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Bob LaVal <blaval...>
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:13 PM
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] White Crowned Sparrow
>
> It was a real thrill to see my first White Crowned Sparrow since winter 2015, at my feeder this evening. They are extremely rare here in Heavener at least in the habitat that I have access to.
>
> Bob and Nancy LaVal
> 20367 Pine Mtn. LP
> Heavener, OK 74937
> Phone: 918-653-7921

 

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Date: 4/27/17 5:49 pm
From: David John <dtjohn07...>
Subject: Re: White Crowned Sparrow
Beautiful birds, and the white is so brilliant right now. We're fortunate to have them all winter long out here in the country near Skiatook. Along with Harris's Sparrows.

David John


David T. John, <dtjohn07...><mailto:<dtjohn07...>, 15020 N. Lewis Ave., Skiatook, OK 74070, 918-396-4277.


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Bob LaVal <blaval...>
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:13 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] White Crowned Sparrow

It was a real thrill to see my first White Crowned Sparrow since winter 2015, at my feeder this evening. They are extremely rare here in Heavener at least in the habitat that I have access to.

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921

 

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Date: 4/27/17 5:46 pm
From: David John <dtjohn07...>
Subject: Re: Baltimore oriole
We had our first one this morning (Thursday) at our place near Skiatook.

David John


David T. John, <dtjohn07...><mailto:<dtjohn07...>, 15020 N. Lewis Ave., Skiatook, OK 74070, 918-396-4277.


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:35 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Baltimore oriole

I heard and then saw one Baltimore Oriole there today (Thu.). Matt

On 4/25/17, <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...> wrote:
> OCAS Tuesday birders saw two male Baltimore Orioles at the Lake Hefner canal
> inlet this morning.
>
> Bill Diffin, OKC
>
> Sent from my ASUS ZenFone 2E, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> From:Bird Watcher <russetdm...>
> Sent:Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:59:25 -0500
> To:<OKBIRDS...>
> Subject:[OKBIRDS] Baltimore oriole
>
>>Has anyone seen Baltimore orioles in Oklahoma City area? I live off
>> Northwest Expressway and Council Road close to County Line Road. The
>> earliest I have had them at my feeder was April 25, 2016. I have continued
>> to keep track of Baltimore orioles coming and leaving for the last 10
>> years. I have their grape jelly/ water waiting for them in their oriole
>> window feeders.
>>
>>Has anyone seen a green parrot with peach cheeks? He came to my feeders for
>> over 5 years. The last time I saw him was Dec. 16, 2016. I am hoping he
>> moved to another area and was not killed. He traveled with 10 sparrows.
>>
>>
>>Happy birding,
>>
>>Jan Dolph
>>
>>Northwest Oklahoma City
>>)
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 4/27/17 5:36 pm
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: Re: Baltimore oriole
I heard and then saw one Baltimore Oriole there today (Thu.). Matt

On 4/25/17, <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...> wrote:
> OCAS Tuesday birders saw two male Baltimore Orioles at the Lake Hefner canal
> inlet this morning.
>
> Bill Diffin, OKC
>
> Sent from my ASUS ZenFone 2E, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> From:Bird Watcher <russetdm...>
> Sent:Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:59:25 -0500
> To:<OKBIRDS...>
> Subject:[OKBIRDS] Baltimore oriole
>
>>Has anyone seen Baltimore orioles in Oklahoma City area? I live off
>> Northwest Expressway and Council Road close to County Line Road. The
>> earliest I have had them at my feeder was April 25, 2016. I have continued
>> to keep track of Baltimore orioles coming and leaving for the last 10
>> years. I have their grape jelly/ water waiting for them in their oriole
>> window feeders.
>>
>>Has anyone seen a green parrot with peach cheeks? He came to my feeders for
>> over 5 years. The last time I saw him was Dec. 16, 2016. I am hoping he
>> moved to another area and was not killed. He traveled with 10 sparrows.
>>
>>
>>Happy birding,
>>
>>Jan Dolph
>>
>>Northwest Oklahoma City
>>)
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 4/27/17 5:24 pm
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...>
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Salt Plains NWR--Eagle Roost Nature Trail, Apr 27, 2017
Well you just had a Big Time!
I have got to expand my backyard birding:)

On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 19:18 Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> wrote:

> With light winds early on, I had perhaps one of my birdiest days
> at Salt Plains. It sure helps when you can hear
> the birds and even see them without the wind blowing things
> around. Hearing the rails was nice. Tried for Black
> Rail on Hwy 11 at the observation platform in decent looking
> habitat but no luck.
>
> Jimmy Woodard
> Midwest City, OK
>
>
> Salt Plains NWR--Eagle Roost Nature Trail, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, US Apr 27,
> 2017 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> 74 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 4
> Wood Duck 1
> Gadwall 10
> Mallard 18
> Blue-winged Teal 90
> Northern Shoveler 120
> Green-winged Teal 8
> Ruddy Duck 75
> Northern Bobwhite 1
> Wild Turkey 2
> Pied-billed Grebe 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 14
> American White Pelican 21
> Great Blue Heron 10
> Great Egret 30
> Snowy Egret 6
> Little Blue Heron 9
> White-faced Ibis 20
> Turkey Vulture 7
> Red-shouldered Hawk 3
> Virginia Rail 2
> Sora 4
> American Coot 15
> Black-necked Stilt 2
> American Avocet 12
> Killdeer 3
> peep sp. 70
> Wilson's Phalarope 30
> Greater Yellowlegs 1
> Franklin's Gull 40
> Forster's Tern 1
> Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
> Mourning Dove 12
> Red-headed Woodpecker 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 2
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 8
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2
> Warbling Vireo 9
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 6
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
> Barn Swallow 25
> Cliff Swallow 35
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> House Wren 6
> Marsh Wren 2
> Carolina Wren 5
> Bewick's Wren 2
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> Swainson's Thrush 5
> American Robin 20
> Northern Mockingbird 2
> European Starling 20
> Louisiana Waterthrush 2
> Prothonotary Warbler 2
> Orange-crowned Warbler 2
> Nashville Warbler 2
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Northern Parula 2
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 14
> Chipping Sparrow 16
> White-crowned Sparrow 4
> Northern Cardinal 18
> Red-winged Blackbird 14
> Eastern Meadowlark 3
> Brown-headed Cowbird 10
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> House Finch 2
> American Goldfinch 7
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36319694
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>

 

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Date: 4/27/17 5:24 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Lloyd Vincent, Apr 22, 2017
This is one of my favorite spots in northwest OK. It's a nice mixture of habitats and the lake usually
attracts some things. The W Grebe, E Grebe and Ruddy Duck were staying together in a close knit group in the high
winds.
This place is heavily underbirded. The marshes below the dam and on the upper end of the lake should be
investigated further. It looks great for rails and other marsh birds.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Lake Lloyd Vincent, Ellis, Oklahoma, US
Apr 22, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
37 species

Blue-winged Teal 4
Ruddy Duck 1
Wild Turkey 5
Eared Grebe 1
Western Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 8
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Virginia Rail 1
American Coot 3
Killdeer 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6
Mourning Dove 9
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 8
Cliff Swallow 16
House Wren 2
Bewick's Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 2
Chipping Sparrow 30
Clay-colored Sparrow 5
Field Sparrow 2
Lark Sparrow 40
Vesper Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Western Meadowlark 9
Brown-headed Cowbird 4

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Date: 4/27/17 5:19 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Salt Plains NWR--Eagle Roost Nature Trail, Apr 27, 2017
With light winds early on, I had perhaps one of my birdiest days at Salt Plains. It sure helps when you can hear
the birds and even see them without the wind blowing things around. Hearing the rails was nice. Tried for Black
Rail on Hwy 11 at the observation platform in decent looking habitat but no luck.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Salt Plains NWR--Eagle Roost Nature Trail, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, US Apr 27, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
74 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 10
Mallard 18
Blue-winged Teal 90
Northern Shoveler 120
Green-winged Teal 8
Ruddy Duck 75
Northern Bobwhite 1
Wild Turkey 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 14
American White Pelican 21
Great Blue Heron 10
Great Egret 30
Snowy Egret 6
Little Blue Heron 9
White-faced Ibis 20
Turkey Vulture 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Virginia Rail 2
Sora 4
American Coot 15
Black-necked Stilt 2
American Avocet 12
Killdeer 3
peep sp. 70
Wilson's Phalarope 30
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Franklin's Gull 40
Forster's Tern 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 12
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 8
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2
Warbling Vireo 9
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 25
Cliff Swallow 35
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 6
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 5
Bewick's Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15
Eastern Bluebird 2
Swainson's Thrush 5
American Robin 20
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 20
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 4
Northern Parula 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 14
Chipping Sparrow 16
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 18
Red-winged Blackbird 14
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 7

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Date: 4/27/17 5:15 pm
From: Bob LaVal <blaval...>
Subject: White Crowned Sparrow
It was a real thrill to see my first White Crowned Sparrow since winter 2015, at my feeder this evening. They are extremely rare here in Heavener at least in the habitat that I have access to.

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
 

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Date: 4/27/17 4:55 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Salt Plains NWR--Sandpiper Trail, Apr 27, 2017
The Sandpiper Trail was loaded with birds, mostly shorebirds and ducks. Take bug spray for the mosquitoes
if you go.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Salt Plains NWR--Sandpiper Trail, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, US Apr 27, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2
Gadwall 4
Mallard 10
Blue-winged Teal 34
Northern Shoveler 20
Northern Bobwhite 2
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 4
Little Blue Heron 1
Cattle Egret 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Swainson's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 10
Black-necked Stilt 2
American Avocet 20
Snowy Plover 5
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 4
Upland Sandpiper 2
Baird's Sandpiper 20
Least Sandpiper 15
Semipalmated Sandpiper 20
Semipalmated/Western Sandpiper 100
Wilson's Phalarope 50
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
Mourning Dove 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 30
Cliff Swallow 40
Brown Thrasher 2
Lark Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Eastern Meadowlark 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 2

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Date: 4/27/17 4:22 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Drummond Flats WMA, Apr 27, 2017/Tricolored Heron
I found a Tricolored Heron at the big pond at Drummond Flats today. There was lots of shorebirds including a
Hudsonian Godwit. There were tons of peeps and dowitchers and phalaropes. A good number of ducks, too.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Drummond Flats WMA, Garfield, Oklahoma, US Apr 27, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2
Gadwall 6
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 8
Blue-winged Teal 40
Northern Shoveler 60
Green-winged Teal 5
Northern Bobwhite 3
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 5
Snowy Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 1 one seen at close range on the ground and in flight.
Cattle Egret 10
Turkey Vulture 6
Swainson's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Avocet 30
Killdeer 2
Upland Sandpiper 2
Hudsonian Godwit 1
Baird's Sandpiper 12
Least Sandpiper 20
Semipalmated Sandpiper 25
Semipalmated/Western Sandpiper 50
Long-billed Dowitcher 35
Wilson's Phalarope 110
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Willet 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 6
American Kestrel 1
Western Kingbird 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2
American Crow 2
Horned Lark 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 10
Cliff Swallow 25
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Eastern Meadowlark 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36318464

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Date: 4/27/17 2:44 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Glossy Ibis
One seen this afternoon along 141st between Mingo and Garnett.

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 4/27/17 10:58 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: North Tulsa on 4-27-2017.
Hello All,

I stopped by the 56th Street sod farms, Lake Yahola and the Oxley Nature Center this morning. It was cool with light winds. Some of the best birds were near the monument at Lake Yahola. The trails were muddy and Woodpecker Trail was under water for about 1/4 mile. I found 6 species of swallows and 7 species of Warblers. Highlights included:


Eared Grebe-15 on Lake Yahola

Black-crowned Night-Heron-1 at Blackbird Marsh

Upland Sandpiper-16 at the 56th Street sod farm

Bank Swallow-Several near the monument

Marsh Wren-1 at Blackbird Marsh

Clay-colored Sparrow-1 near the monument

Orchard Oriole-1 near the monument

Yellow-headed Blackbird-1 near the monument


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



 

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Date: 4/26/17 2:53 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Moffett - just add water
Made a mad dash over to Moffett after school. Great rainfall amounts have
got those fields flooded. It has been a while. It's very exciting.
Especially when your favorite birds are shorebirds.

There weren't a lot of species represented...yet. But there were FOS
birds. And lots of individuals, all in one field. They included:
Wilson's Phalaropes
Long-billed Dowitcher
Both Yellowlegs
Pectorals
White-faced Ibis
Yellow-headed Blackbirds
Hundreds of swallows of four species.

Some of the field were flooded over the main road so there's too much water
right now. No shoreline.

Sandy B.

 

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Date: 4/26/17 9:57 am
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: OOS Spring Meeting Registration Deadline
The registration deadline for the OOS Spring Meeting is fast
approaching -- April 29, this Saturday. Those who decide to attend in
the next few days can register up to the last minute via the online
method at www.okbirds.org, or the registration form can be printed off
and mailed in with a check to the address on the form, hopefully by
Thursday, so that it will be received in time to be added to the
headcount for our caterer.

Our participants should have some great stories, memories and pictures
to take home from the meeting. Those will not be the only outcomes of
this event and the others like it in Oklahoma this year. The higher
the attendance, the more the events and the sentiments that motivate
them will be noticed by those whose livelihoods depend on public
support. Attendees will have expressed by their participation that
they cherish nature and the places where it is preserved. Just showing
up could make a difference.

There are some conservation themes woven into this meeting. Our Friday
night speaker will discuss three years of research into window strikes
in downtown OKC and some of the low cost methods for reducing the
threat that expanses of windows pose to migrating birds. Our Saturday
night speaker will present on the numerous and diverse population of
Red-tails that winter in Oklahoma. Red-tails have come a long way
since the days when they were shot indiscriminately for bounty money.
Hackberry Flat is itself a conservation success story. The spring
rains don't always come to southwest Oklahoma, but the vision and work
of the ODWC together with the support of the wildlife community have
made Hackberry Flat into some of the most valuable wetland habitat in
the state. At the banquet on May 6 we get to celebrate that success.
We hope to see you there.

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society
 

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Date: 4/25/17 11:59 am
From: <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...>
Subject: Re: Baltimore oriole
OCAS Tuesday birders saw two male Baltimore Orioles at the Lake Hefner canal inlet this morning.

Bill Diffin, OKC

Sent from my ASUS ZenFone 2E, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original Message --------
From:Bird Watcher <russetdm...>
Sent:Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:59:25 -0500
To:<OKBIRDS...>
Subject:[OKBIRDS] Baltimore oriole

>Has anyone seen Baltimore orioles in Oklahoma City area? I live off Northwest Expressway and Council Road close to County Line Road. The earliest I have had them at my feeder was April 25, 2016. I have continued to keep track of Baltimore orioles coming and leaving for the last 10 years. I have their grape jelly/ water waiting for them in their oriole window feeders.
>
>Has anyone seen a green parrot with peach cheeks? He came to my feeders for over 5 years. The last time I saw him was Dec. 16, 2016. I am hoping he moved to another area and was not killed. He traveled with 10 sparrows. 
>
>
>Happy birding,
>
>Jan Dolph
>
>Northwest Oklahoma City
>)
>

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Date: 4/25/17 9:30 am
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: FOS Dickcissel
Sunday morning along NW-50th, just east of Morgan Road, I heard my FOS
Dickcissel..

Matt Jung, OKC
 

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Date: 4/25/17 5:56 am
From: <okcbirder...> <okcbirder...>
Subject: Arcadia Lake 23Apr17
Spotted Sandpiper, Am Avocet and Willets were some of the 35 Species were spotted we drove around Arcadia Lake on Sunday 23Apr17. The water was very high after the recent rains. Here is our cumulative list of the birds we saw in the three Parks, (Spring Creek Park, Edmond Park, and Central State Park).

Accipiter sp. 1
Willet 15 Perched on logs with 4-Avocets. Observed western loop of Edmond Park.
American Avocet 4 These were in breeding plumage and were perched on log in middle of flock of Willets. Lake was very high and log was their safe haven. Location: 35°38'51.9"N 97°23'45.2"W
American Coot 25
American Crow 12
American Crow 6
Barn Swallow 2
Blue Jay 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Watched these two gathering material and building their nest located in nearby tree.
Blue-winged Teal 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 31
Canada Goose 22 11 of 20 were new born goslings in their Easter yellow
Carolina Chickadee 5
Common Grackle 6
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Eastern Phoebe 5
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6
European Starling 4
Great Blue was soaring directly about us at a 1000 ft. altitude estimated.
Great-tailed Grackle 10
House Sparrow 3
Killdeer 4 One appeared to be much smaller -- possible immature
Mallard (Domestic type) 2
Mourning Dove 4
Northern Cardinal 10
Northern Flicker 1
Northern Mockingbird 9
Pied-billed Grebe 10
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Savannah Sparrow 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 22
Spotted Sandpiper 3 Sandpipers among debris due to high water near road just after turning toward Eastern peninsula parking area.
Tufted Titmouse 1
Turkey Vulture 6
 

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Date: 4/24/17 4:43 pm
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat Survey 4-24-2017
Hello Everyone,

Mary and I did our Hackberry Flat survey today. The wind was howling at
20-30 keeping many of the birds skittish, especially the waterfowl. We had
20 shorebird species for the day with the majority of them being located in
the Brood Unit on the east boundary road. Pics of the Glossy Ibis are on
our ebird checklist.

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
<ml2x1954...>
Lawton

Tillman - Hackberry Flat WMA Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Apr 24, 2017 9:40 AM - 3:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
16.0 mile(s)
70 species (+5 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2
Gadwall 4
American Wigeon 6
Mallard 16
Blue-winged Teal 325
Northern Shoveler 175
Northern Pintail 4
Green-winged Teal 4
Redhead 4
Ruddy Duck 47
duck sp. 50
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Eared Grebe 13
Double-crested Cormorant 1
American Bittern 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 23
Snowy Egret 19
Little Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 8
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 2 Pics added
White-faced Ibis 335 Three flocks of total 300. The other 35 were
scattered about the property.
Turkey Vulture 2
Swainson's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
King Rail 3
Sora 2
American Coot 175
Black-necked Stilt 102 Actual count by ones.
American Avocet 97
American Golden-Plover 148
Snowy Plover 9
Semipalmated Plover 8
Killdeer 27
Upland Sandpiper 17
Hudsonian Godwit 1
Stilt Sandpiper 19
Baird's Sandpiper 22
Least Sandpiper 12
Semipalmated Sandpiper 19
Semipalmated/Western Sandpiper 12
peep sp. 40
Long-billed Dowitcher 406
Wilson's Phalarope 67
Spotted Sandpiper 4
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 31
Willet 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 15
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 20
Mourning Dove 6
Barn Owl 2
Great Horned Owl 1
Burrowing Owl 2
American Kestrel 4
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 9
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Barn Swallow 9
Marsh Wren 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 4
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
Lark Sparrow 8
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Savannah Sparrow 16
Spotted Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 85
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 22
Yellow-headed Blackbird 42
Common Grackle 12
Great-tailed Grackle 27
Brown-headed Cowbird 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36242849

 

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Date: 4/24/17 10:08 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-24-2017.
Hello All,

Janet Young and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school parking lot to almost to Silver Lake Road and back. It was clear and cool with increasing winds. Highlights included:


Great Crested Flycatcher-1

Swainson's Thrush-3

White-eyed Vireo-2

Warbling Vireo-1

Red-eyed Vireo-5

Orange-crowned Warbler-5

Nashville Warbler-5

Northern Parula-4

Myrtle Warbler-3

Yellow-throated Warbler-3

Prothonotary Warbler-2

Louisiana Waterthrush-2

Hooded Warbler-1

Summer Tanager-3

Lincoln's Sparrow-5


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 4/24/17 8:17 am
From: Bird Watcher <russetdm...>
Subject: Re: Baltimore oriole
When was the last time you saw the lovebird. The year or date would be fine.

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 24, 2017, at 7:51 AM, Deanne McKinney <trialsz63...> wrote:
>
>
> I live very near you, Jan, in OKC - near NW Expwy and Council/County Line Rd. When the lovebird that you mentioned first arrived (probably escaped from someone's care) it spent about week in and around my yard before it disappeared, and I haven't seen it since. You and I corresponded about that bird off and on after it moved into your part of the neighborhood.
>
> As for the Baltimore Orioles, my earliest record for them is April 22. So far this year I haven't seen or heard any, but there has been a Mockingbird around lately that has the Baltimore Oriole song in its repertoire. It almost fooled me into thinking the orioles had arrived! I've set out jelly feeders for the orioles in the past but they seem to prefer the sugar water in the hummingbird feeders, so I stopped offering the jelly. I'll be glad to see them when they show up in the neighborhood. It should be any time now.
>
> Deanne Hardy-McKinney
> NW OKC
>
>> On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:59 AM, Bird Watcher <russetdm...> wrote:
>> Has anyone seen Baltimore orioles in Oklahoma City area? I live off Northwest Expressway and Council Road close to County Line Road. The earliest I have had them at my feeder was April 25, 2016. I have continued to keep track of Baltimore orioles coming and leaving for the last 10 years. I have their grape jelly/ water waiting for them in their oriole window feeders.
>> Has anyone seen a green parrot with peach cheeks? He came to my feeders for over 5 years. The last time I saw him was Dec. 16, 2016. I am hoping he moved to another area and was not killed. He traveled with 10 sparrows.
>>
>> Happy birding,
>> Jan Dolph
>> Northwest Oklahoma City
>> )
>>>
>>>
>

 

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Date: 4/24/17 7:21 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Weekend Birds
Hello All,

A few birds from the weekend:

At Lake Yahola, Eared Grebe, Yellow Warbler, Orchard Oriole and Sedge Wren.
At Oxley, Summer Tanager, House Wren and Indigo Bunting. At Bixby sod
farms, Western Kingbird, Painted Bunting and Baird's Sandpiper. Also
Dickcissels near Leonard>

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 4/24/17 6:29 am
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...>
Subject: Re: Some Good Yard Birds
Norman, Oklahoma


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Bird Watcher <russetdm...>
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 2:02 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Some Good Yard Birds

Would you please give the town and state you are located?

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 23, 2017, at 6:58 PM, Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...><mailto:<jenlkidney...>> wrote:


Dear Fellow Birders,


My first Baltimore Oriole of the season arrived on Friday. This morning I had a brilliant male Painted Bunting come to my yard and pick around the clover for about 15 minutes. When he first showed up, he alighted next to a female Blue Grosbeak that I was having a hard time identifying, but when he landed next to her and she turned to show her beak, it was pretty obvious. I've also had several Lincoln's Sparrows in the yard today. That's my first ever backyard male Painted Bunting, although I've had a female show up a couple of times. And all of the birds are early according to my records.


Jennifer Kidney

 

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Date: 4/24/17 5:52 am
From: Deanne McKinney <trialsz63...>
Subject: Re: Baltimore oriole
I live very near you, Jan, in OKC - near NW Expwy and Council/County Line
Rd. When the lovebird that you mentioned first arrived (probably escaped
from someone's care) it spent about week in and around my yard before it
disappeared, and I haven't seen it since. You and I corresponded about that
bird off and on after it moved into your part of the neighborhood.

As for the Baltimore Orioles, my earliest record for them is April 22. So
far this year I haven't seen or heard any, but there has been a Mockingbird
around lately that has the Baltimore Oriole song in its repertoire. It
almost fooled me into thinking the orioles had arrived! I've set out jelly
feeders for the orioles in the past but they seem to prefer the sugar water
in the hummingbird feeders, so I stopped offering the jelly. I'll be glad
to see them when they show up in the neighborhood. It should be any time
now.

Deanne Hardy-McKinney
NW OKC

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:59 AM, Bird Watcher <russetdm...> wrote:

> Has anyone seen Baltimore orioles in Oklahoma City area? I live off
> Northwest Expressway and Council Road close to County Line Road. The
> earliest I have had them at my feeder was April 25, 2016. I have continued
> to keep track of Baltimore orioles coming and leaving for the last 10
> years. I have their grape jelly/ water waiting for them in their oriole
> window feeders.
> Has anyone seen a green parrot with peach cheeks? He came to my feeders
> for over 5 years. The last time I saw him was Dec. 16, 2016. I am hoping he
> moved to another area and was not killed. He traveled with 10 sparrows.
>
> Happy birding,
> Jan Dolph
> Northwest Oklahoma City
> )
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 4/24/17 12:03 am
From: Bird Watcher <russetdm...>
Subject: Re: Some Good Yard Birds
Would you please give the town and state you are located?

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 23, 2017, at 6:58 PM, Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...> wrote:
>
> Dear Fellow Birders,
>
>
> My first Baltimore Oriole of the season arrived on Friday. This morning I had a brilliant male Painted Bunting come to my yard and pick around the clover for about 15 minutes. When he first showed up, he alighted next to a female Blue Grosbeak that I was having a hard time identifying, but when he landed next to her and she turned to show her beak, it was pretty obvious. I've also had several Lincoln's Sparrows in the yard today. That's my first ever backyard male Painted Bunting, although I've had a female show up a couple of times. And all of the birds are early according to my records.
>
>
> Jennifer Kidney

 

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Date: 4/23/17 11:59 pm
From: Bird Watcher <russetdm...>
Subject: Baltimore oriole
Has anyone seen Baltimore orioles in Oklahoma City area? I live off Northwest Expressway and Council Road close to County Line Road. The earliest I have had them at my feeder was April 25, 2016. I have continued to keep track of Baltimore orioles coming and leaving for the last 10 years. I have their grape jelly/ water waiting for them in their oriole window feeders.
Has anyone seen a green parrot with peach cheeks? He came to my feeders for over 5 years. The last time I saw him was Dec. 16, 2016. I am hoping he moved to another area and was not killed. He traveled with 10 sparrows.

Happy birding,
Jan Dolph
Northwest Oklahoma City
)
>

 

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Date: 4/23/17 9:11 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-23-2017
Hello All,

I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville from the high school parking lot to almost to Silver Lake Road and back. It was clear and cool. The migration is picking up. Highlights included:


White-eyed Vireo-2

Warbling Vireo-1

Red-eyed Vireo=2

House Wren-3

Swainson's Thrush-2

Gray Catbird-2

Orange-crowned Warbler-7

Nashville Warbler-4

Northern Parula-3

Yellow-throated Warbler-2

Prothonotary Warbler-2

Louisiana Watherthrush-1

Common Yellowthroat-1

Summer Tanager-2

Lincoln's Sparrow-4


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville


 

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Date: 4/23/17 5:16 pm
From: Mary Tate <mary.d.tate...>
Subject: sign off
sign off ok birds

 

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Date: 4/23/17 4:58 pm
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...>
Subject: Some Good Yard Birds
Dear Fellow Birders,


My first Baltimore Oriole of the season arrived on Friday. This morning I had a brilliant male Painted Bunting come to my yard and pick around the clover for about 15 minutes. When he first showed up, he alighted next to a female Blue Grosbeak that I was having a hard time identifying, but when he landed next to her and she turned to show her beak, it was pretty obvious. I've also had several Lincoln's Sparrows in the yard today. That's my first ever backyard male Painted Bunting, although I've had a female show up a couple of times. And all of the birds are early according to my records.


Jennifer Kidney

 

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Date: 4/23/17 3:50 pm
From: Laura Stanfill <laurastanfill...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Spavinaw SP--East, Apr 23, 2017
The birds were out enjoying the day as well!
Got a fleeting look at a large raptor as it disappeared behind some trees, looked like a bald eagle.

From: <ebird-checklist...><mailto:<ebird-checklist...>
Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2017 5:45 PM
To: <laurastanfill...><mailto:<laurastanfill...>
Subject: eBird Report - Spavinaw SP--East, Apr 23, 2017

Spavinaw SP--East, Mayes, Oklahoma, US
Apr 23, 2017 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
31 species

Canada Goose 2
Great Egret 2
Cattle Egret 2
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
Fish Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 4
Baltimore Oriole 3
House Finch 2
House Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36212328

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


 

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Date: 4/22/17 5:51 pm
From: Bob LaVal <blaval...>
Subject: Re: McCurtain County Birds
Great detailed pictures. I must ask what camera and lens you were using.
Thanks

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
 

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Date: 4/22/17 10:24 am
From: Charles Lyon <lyon5516...>
Subject: McCurtain County Birds
OK-birders,
With the Red Slough Birding Convention coming up on May 6-9, I thought my birding reports of recent Red Slough WMA and other nearby
McCurtain County bird sightings might be of interest to some of you all. Ford Hendershot has been wonderful about guiding me around and
I give much thanks to him. Photos of some representative species are embedded in most of the reports, and this includes photos of local
specialties such as Purple Gallinule and Swainsons Warbler. Click on the links of the ebird reports below to see the photos. McCurtain County
had a great diversity of birds and is an outstanding birding destination. Every time I visit, it seems many areas here as well as many of the birds
present make me feel like I am still in Louisiana.

April 7, 2017

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35876101

April 14, 2017

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36111856

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36111893

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36159446

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36159893

April 21,2017

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36168317

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36169552


Charlie Lyon
Shreveport, LA

 

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Date: 4/22/17 8:17 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Apr 22, 2017
Hi All. Took two students with me this morning to survey the Durant Ecopark. Tough sledding with high winds and lousy conditions. Doug.



________________________________
From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...>
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:12 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Apr 22, 2017

Durant Ecopark, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Apr 22, 2017 6:45 AM - 9:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
56 species

Canada Goose 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 2
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 8
Osprey 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Upland Sandpiper 10
Least Sandpiper 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Franklin's Gull 10
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 8
Great Horned Owl 1
Chimney Swift 9
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 5
Loggerhead Shrike 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 6
Fish Crow 10
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 10
Bewick's Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 5
Swainson's Thrush 3
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 12
Cedar Waxwing 21
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 4
Savannah Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 11
Northern Cardinal 23
Indigo Bunting 1
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Great-tailed Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 15

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36167100

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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eBird<http://ebird.org/>
ebird.org
Please join us in congratulating Chris McCreedy of Tucson, Arizona, winner of the March 2017 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics.




 

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Date: 4/22/17 7:40 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Friday Birds
Hello All,

Went out Friday looking for shorebirds and whatever, found a little of
both. At Bixby sod farms in the AM, one Cattle Egret. Few shorebirds,
mostly Franklin's Gulls and Blue-Winged Teal. Too much water on the roads
in the afternoon to do a thorough scan. At 56th st North, Wilson's
Phalarope, Long-Billed Dowitcher, Dunlin, Semipalmated Plover, Upland
Sandpiper Pectoral Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs and American Golden Plover.
Also about 500 Franklin's Gulls, one White-Faced Ibis, 10 other plegadis
ibis that were too far out to ID, and a couple of Yellow-Headed Blackbirds.
At Lake Yahola, Bank Swallows and a couple of Common Loons. In the Oxley
North Woods, Swainson's Thrush and Great Crested Flycatcher.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 4/21/17 9:21 pm
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: OOS Meeting Registration Deadline Extended
The caterer for the OOS Spring Meeting, May 5-7, has extended the
banquet registration deadline from April 23 to April 29. Who can
resist such hospitality? The Hackberry Flat wetlands are beckoning.
The ample rains which have brought water depths to optimum levels
might not occur again for years. Conditions are right for a historic
occasion. The latest survey by the Truexes had spectacular results:
Cinnamon Teal, Glossy Ibis, American Bittern (4, are you kidding me),
King Rail (5, ditto), Black-necked Stilt (143), 20 shorebird species
and more. Melynda Hickman will tow a flatbed that seats 18 comfortably
for those who would like to experience the wetland without the
interference of car windows and doors. The alternate field trip to the
Eldorado area is being led by two experts on southwest Oklahoma
birding who are eager to show off the species unique to that region.
Those who stay around for the Sunday trip will experience the beauty
and unusual bird life of the Wichita Mtns. The banquet speaker is Jim
Lish, author of Winter's Hawk: Redtails On The Southern Plains. His
presentation is a beautiful and informative exposition on the diverse,
winter population of Redtails which is such an iconic element of our
state's wildlife. Anyone with an interest in birds is encouraged to
attend the meeting. Sign up on the OOS website at www.okbirds.org, or
download the registration form and mail it in. We look forward to
seeing you there.

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society
 

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Date: 4/21/17 2:10 pm
From: Warren Williams <wwphoto3...>
Subject: Painted Bunting
FOS male Painted Bunting seen today at my feeder in Osage County. That
makes four consecutive years.



Warren Williams

Sand Springs


 

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Date: 4/21/17 2:00 pm
From: Josh Engelbert <birdingokie...>
Subject: Re: Adams Ranch Piping Plover on 4-20-2017.
I was just about to send the same email. I'm here now and there are 2 Piping!

Josh Engelbert
Copan, OK

> On Apr 21, 2017, at 3:53 PM, Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> I went out to Adams Ranch about 2 miles north of Bartlesville this afternoon. There were numerous puddles in the recently planted fields. I found a pale little plover with a complete breast band, a yellow bill with a dark tip and yellowish legs just north of a large puddle northwest of the junction of Durham and 3950 roads. 8 species of shorebirds were found in the puddles and short grass in the area. Highlights included:
>
>
> Cattle Egret-10 to 15
>
> American Golden Plover-2
>
> Killdeer-2
>
> Piping plover-1
>
> Greater Yellowlegs-4
>
> Lesser Yellowlegs-4
>
> Upland Sandpiper-5
>
> Pectoral Sandpiper-4
>
> Long-billed Dowitcher-2
>
> Franklin's Gull-30+
>
>
> Mark Peterson
>
> Bartlesville

 

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Date: 4/21/17 1:54 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Adams Ranch Piping Plover on 4-20-2017.
Hello All,

I went out to Adams Ranch about 2 miles north of Bartlesville this afternoon. There were numerous puddles in the recently planted fields. I found a pale little plover with a complete breast band, a yellow bill with a dark tip and yellowish legs just north of a large puddle northwest of the junction of Durham and 3950 roads. 8 species of shorebirds were found in the puddles and short grass in the area. Highlights included:


Cattle Egret-10 to 15

American Golden Plover-2

Killdeer-2

Piping plover-1

Greater Yellowlegs-4

Lesser Yellowlegs-4

Upland Sandpiper-5

Pectoral Sandpiper-4

Long-billed Dowitcher-2

Franklin's Gull-30+


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 4/20/17 7:44 pm
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat 4-20-2017
Hello Everyone!

Mary and I did a Hackberry Flat survey today with Jerry Vanbebber. It was
overcast and the wind switched to the North but that didn't bother the
shorebirds
as we had 20 species for the day. Best birds of the day were
Black-bellied Plover,
Sanderling, and Stilt Sandpiper.

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
<ml2x1954...>
Lawton



Tillman - Hackberry Flat WMA Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Apr 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
16.0 mile(s)
Comments: accompanied by Jerry Vanbebber
70 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose 3
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 8
Blue-winged Teal 520
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 125
Northern Pintail 7
Green-winged Teal 6
Redhead 2
Ruddy Duck 83
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Eared Grebe 1
American Bittern 4
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 5
Cattle Egret 3
Black-crowned Night-Heron 12
Glossy Ibis 2 Blue facial outline, no plum on facial skin, dark eye.
White-faced Ibis 82
Turkey Vulture 4
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
King Rail 5
Sora 1
American Coot 275
Black-necked Stilt 143 Actual count
American Avocet 55
Black-bellied Plover 1
American Golden-Plover 171
Snowy Plover 2
Semipalmated Plover 7
Killdeer 45
Upland Sandpiper 9
Stilt Sandpiper 4
Sanderling 1 Black legs, back turning from gray to brown, short, thin,
straight bill, rapidly feeding from place to place. Totally white
underside, belly and underwings.
Baird's Sandpiper 13
Least Sandpiper 21
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper 31
peep sp. 40
Long-billed Dowitcher 192
Wilson's Phalarope 37
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 36
Willet 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 14
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 15
Ring-billed Gull 2
Mourning Dove 15
Barn Owl 2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 5
Peregrine Falcon 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 9
Loggerhead Shrike 3
Blue Jay 1
Barn Swallow 7
Marsh Wren 3
Grasshopper Sparrow 4
Lark Sparrow 6
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Vesper Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 20
Red-winged Blackbird 150
Western Meadowlark 2
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 40
Yellow-headed Blackbird 33
Common Grackle 12
Great-tailed Grackle 18
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36128416

 

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Date: 4/20/17 1:39 pm
From: Nancy Reed <reednancy1717...>
Subject: Fwd: Bewick's Wren/Cardinal


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Nancy Reed <Nreed1717...>
> Date: April 20, 2017 at 3:34:59 PM CDT
> To: Nancy <reednancy1717...>
> Subject: Fwd: Bewick's Wren/Cardinal
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> This year a Bewick's Wren built a nest in my old hanging basket on my patio. About a week later a Cardinal built a nest on top of the Wren nest. They fussed with each other but continued to nest. I posted a picture and a video on the OOS Facebook page of the bird condo. The video shows the male Wren bringing food to his family.
>> Nancy Reed
>> Norman,OK
>> <Nreed1717...>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 4/20/17 8:16 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Johnson Creek Boat Ramp, Apr 20, 2017
Hi All. Took my Ornithology class out this morning on a field trip to the Johnson Creek boat ramp area. Great trip with lots of well seen species. As always, both orioles were a hit. Doug.


-----Original Message-----
From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:12 AM
To: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: eBird Report - Johnson Creek Boat Ramp, Apr 20, 2017

Johnson Creek Boat Ramp, Bryan, Oklahoma, US Apr 20, 2017 7:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Ornithology class field trip to Johnson Creek/Willow Springs area.
54 species

Canada Goose 2
Wild Turkey 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 3
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
Mourning Dove 4
Greater Roadrunner 1
Chimney Swift 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 6
White-eyed Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 5
Fish Crow 7
Purple Martin 2
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 5
Bewick's Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Eastern Bluebird 5
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 8
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Lark Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 13
Indigo Bunting 1
Common Grackle 14
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Orchard Oriole 4
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Sparrow 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36117294

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 4/20/17 7:50 am
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fwd: Panama birding tour for the Arkansas Audubon Society Trust
OK-birders,

My great friend and colleague Ragupathy Kannan asked me to forward this
announcement to the list-serv. I have been on this particular tour and can
attest that it is INCREDIBLE. If you want to see lots of amazing Central
American birds, this is a fantastic way to do it. the Canopy Tower is out
in the middle of the rain forest and you can bird from your bedroom, during
meals....all the time actually! When you are not out and about in other
Panamanian locations anyway. Details below:

---------- Forwarded message ----------

The Arkansas Audubon Society Trust, in which I serve as trustee, is seeking
to boost its endowment fund to $200,000 by its 50th anniversary in 2022.
Please help us get there and have some great birding experiences in the
process. I have raised about $5,000 for the trust doing birding tours in
Central America.

I hereby announce my 3rd Panama birding tour, for December 18-23, 2017.
Full itinerary is given below. The tour limited to 10-18 people only
(minimum 10). The focus is on rain forest birding, with only limited forays
to other habitats. We will be based at the world-famous Canopy Tower (
www.canopytower.com). Cost excluding airfare is $1856 per person for a
single room with shared bathroom; $2139 per person in a double room; $2289
per person in a suite. The tower has 5 double rooms, 2 suites, and 5 single
rooms.

If interested, please email me (<ragupathy.kannan...>) about yourself
and your prior experience in international birding. Participants must be
physically fit for slow walks up to 1.5 miles; and to climb the steep
stairs in the tower. Please also tell me of any health concerns. I
strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation and travel medical
insurance. Once I accept you for the tour, I will send you information on
how to pay the nonrefundable $300 deposit to the Canopy Tower to hold your
seat.

For my eBird list (197 species) from December 2014, see
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S22703722. I will cancel the tour if
it does not attain the required 10 minimum.

*Full Itinerary: *

*Day 1 - December 18, 2017*
*Arrival, Orientation & Canopy Tower Observation Deck*
Depart to Panama. Light meal on arrival at Canopy Tower. Upon arrival at
the airport, you will be met by our driver who will transfer you to the
Canopy Tower, located at the top of Semaphore Hill in the rainforest of
Soberanía National Park. A member of our staff will greet you as you arrive
at the Tower, and you will be provided with an orientation on the use of
the facilities. At this time we will answer any questions you may have. As
your luggage is being ferried to your room, you may visit the dining/bar
area and enjoy a refreshing drink. We highly recommend that you spend some
time on the Observation Deck. The view from the platform is incredible!
Here, you get a unique eye-level perspective of the rainforest canopy. Many
birds, including toucans, parrots, tanagers of various types, hawks, and
dozens of others, as well as 2 species of sloths, monkeys and other mammals
are commonly seen. From this vantage point you can also see ships
transiting the Panama Canal, the majestic Centennial Bridge and miles of
rainforest!

*Day 2 – December 19*
*Canopy Tower & Semaphore Hill Road*
Your guide will be waiting for you at the Observation Deck for early
morning birding. While you look for birds you can enjoy hot coffee, tea and
orange juice. After breakfast, at mid-morning, you’ll start exploring
Soberanía National Park by taking a pleasant walk down Semaphore Hill Road.
This winding, shady paved road, festooned on the shoulders by wildflowers
of many types, is a little more than a mile long and crosses a large creek
about half-way down. The bird list here is extensive, your morning bird
list will be impressive, as we catch a ride back just in time to enjoy a
delicious lunch at the CANOPY TOWER.
*Summit Ponds /Old Gamboa Road (10 min. from Canopy Tower)*
In the afternoon, we will explore Old Gamboa Road and the associated ponds
at Summit. These are great places to find Canal Zone birds of many types.
This road passes through a variety of habitats and has plenty of
specialties. Dinner at CANOPY TOWER.

*Day 3 – December 20*
*Pipeline Road Entrance (20 min. from Canopy Tower)*
After breakfast you board the Birdmobile or the Rainfomobile, both open-air
vehicles, that take you to Pipeline Road, the best place in Central Panama
to find forest birds, and one of the premier birding spots in the world!
Return to Canopy Tower for lunch and an afternoon siesta or adding to your
species list whether bird or mammal. Prepare for a relaxing dinner.

*Day 4 – December 21*
*Plantation Trail (5 min. from Canopy Tower)*
After breakfast, we take a short ride to the bottom of Semaphore Hill to
Plantation Trail, one of our premier birding areas. This easy trail passes
through mature rainforest and follows a small creek (Rio Chico Masambi).
Return to Canopy tower for lunch and dinner.

*Day 5 – December 22 *
Leisure day or optional tours (not included in cost). You can decide after
you get there.
· Option 1- Aciote/San Lorenzo $US 197.95 incl lunch (min 4 people)
more complete descriptions listed below.
· Option 2- Cerro Azul/Cerrro Jeffe $US 197.95 incl lunch (min 4
people)
· Option 3 - Panama City markets and shopping (B, D)

*Day 6 – December 23, 2017*
Leave for Panama airport (PTY) for flight to US. You can catch a flight at
any time, even early morning.

For more complete description of the facilities and the comprehensive list
of bird species please visit canopy Tower web page at www.canopytower.com
and http://www.canopytower.com/species-list

For non-birders who may be interested in this tour or who are accompanying
the birding enthusiast on this tour feel free to look at some of the other
points of interest on offer at http://www.canopytower.com/act
ivities-for-everyone

*Double room*: $2,139.00 per person
*Single room* (shared bathroom): US$1,856.00 per person
*Blue Cotinga or Harpy Eagle suites*: US$2,289.00 per person

*Include*: Airport transfers, lodging in double occupancy, all meals,
bilingual professional guides, all tours mentioned in the itinerary,
natural fruit juices, sodas, wine at dinner time, all taxes, WIFI, entrance
fees to national parks as mentioned in the itinerary, snacks and beverages
during all outings. Please check with our reservations office for the
times of our scheduled airport transfers
<http://www.canopytower.com/transfers> to coordinate your arrival and
departure times.

*Deposit*: US$300.00 per person, non-refundable.





--
Kannan



--
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: 4/19/17 7:29 pm
From: Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...>
Subject: Re: Indigo Bunting
The Cedar Waxwings are flocking to a wild Mulberry Tree behind my
house....and....I have several Goldfinches at my platform feeder along with
other regular visitors. I am watching for an Indigo Bunting.....

S Lutze
NW OKC

" There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...."

Lord Byron



On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 5:27 PM, Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...>
wrote:

> Dear Fellow Birders,
>
>
> This morning my neighbor across the street called me and asked if it were
> possible that she had an Indigo Bunting in her yard. I told her yes, and
> from her description, it was indeed an Indigo. This afternoon when I got
> home from plant shopping, I too had an Indigo Bunting hopping from my
> ornamental cherry tree to my weedy flower bed several times. It rarely
> happens that a neighbor reports seeing a good bird and then I get to see it
> as well, but today it happened. And a Gray Catbird arrived in my yard on
> Monday, and I've seen him every day since--one of my favorites.
>
>
> Jennifer Kidney
>
> Norman
>

 

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Date: 4/19/17 3:27 pm
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...>
Subject: Indigo Bunting
Dear Fellow Birders,


This morning my neighbor across the street called me and asked if it were possible that she had an Indigo Bunting in her yard. I told her yes, and from her description, it was indeed an Indigo. This afternoon when I got home from plant shopping, I too had an Indigo Bunting hopping from my ornamental cherry tree to my weedy flower bed several times. It rarely happens that a neighbor reports seeing a good bird and then I get to see it as well, but today it happened. And a Gray Catbird arrived in my yard on Monday, and I've seen him every day since--one of my favorites.


Jennifer Kidney

Norman

 

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Date: 4/19/17 6:33 am
From: Alicia Riddle <aliciariddle...>
Subject: FOY painted bunting
I was surprised to see a male painted bunting at my feeders this morning.
He is about 2 weeks earlier than "normal" from my year-to-year observations.



Alicia Riddle

Arcadia, OK


 

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Date: 4/18/17 4:33 pm
From: Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...>
Subject: backyard birds
This week I am enjoying Goldfinches in my backyard at 150th & N.
MacArthur. Today I noticed the annual visit of lots of Cedar Waxwings on
the Mulberry Tree in the greenbelt area. Not as many berries this year but
I do love the Waxwings' visits.

Susanne Lutze



" There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...."

Lord Byron

 

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Date: 4/18/17 3:08 pm
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Mississippi Kites in Durant
Mississippi Kites in Durant this afternoon. Glad to see them back.



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

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Date: 4/18/17 3:06 pm
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: FOS (for me)
I was there with Sharon Henthorn today about 1 PM. We saw about 40 yellow headed blackbirds, many grackles, and a few brown headed cowbirds. NO RED WINGED BLACKBIRDS THERE. On the Express farm road to the north we saw yellowlegs, and a few other smaller sandpipers.
Hal Yocum
---- John Hurd <jackhurd...> wrote:
> This morning at rose I saw a single Yellow-headed, lots of starlings but dipped on crackles and lovebirds :-p
>
> Jack Hurd
> OKC
>
> ________________________________
> From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of William Diffin <okiebirder...>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:32 AM
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] FOS (for me)
>
> Make that grackles and cowbirds. I thought this phone was supposed to be smart.
>
> On Apr 18, 2017 10:18 AM, "<okiebirder...><mailto:<okiebirder...>" <okiebirder...><mailto:<okiebirder...>> wrote:
> I counted 70 there yesterday with crackles, lovebirds and starlings.
>
> Bill Diffin, OKC
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> From:Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...><mailto:<mpjung5125...>>
> Sent:Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:08:18 -0500
> To:<OKBIRDS...><mailto:To%<3AOKBIRDS...>
> Subject:[OKBIRDS] FOS (for me)
>
> A single Yellow-headed Blackbird - NW 50th and Sara Road - last
> Saturday. Today >10 at that location.
>
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mustang Road, 1/4 mile north of Wagoner Road - today.
>
> Matt Jung, OKC
>
 

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Date: 4/18/17 11:56 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Sequoyah nwr
56 species in two hours. Cool and cloudy this morning. Birds were quiet.

Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers, and Greater Yellowlegs, were the only
shorebirds seen. There is no shorebird habitat at the refuge and that's
very disappointing. There were also no gulls, terns, or pelicans about.

Spring arrivals include Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, White-eyed
Vireo, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prothonotary, Great-crested Flycatcher,
Scissortails, Indigo Bunting, etc.

One coyote, three deer, and three raccoons rounded out the critter count.

Sandy B.

 

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Date: 4/18/17 9:15 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Tuesday Morning
Hello All,

A few birds seen before work this morning:

American Bittern, Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Solitary Sandpiper seen, Sora
heard at the Oxley marsh. Also saw a Great Crested Flycatcher and heard a
suspicious sounding Tanager at the Nature Center.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrel
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 4/18/17 9:11 am
From: John Hurd <jackhurd...>
Subject: Re: FOS (for me)
This morning at rose I saw a single Yellow-headed, lots of starlings but dipped on crackles and lovebirds :-p

Jack Hurd
OKC

________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:32 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] FOS (for me)

Make that grackles and cowbirds. I thought this phone was supposed to be smart.

On Apr 18, 2017 10:18 AM, "<okiebirder...><mailto:<okiebirder...>" <okiebirder...><mailto:<okiebirder...>> wrote:
I counted 70 there yesterday with crackles, lovebirds and starlings.

Bill Diffin, OKC


-------- Original Message --------
From:Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...><mailto:<mpjung5125...>>
Sent:Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:08:18 -0500
To:<OKBIRDS...><mailto:To%<3AOKBIRDS...>
Subject:[OKBIRDS] FOS (for me)

A single Yellow-headed Blackbird - NW 50th and Sara Road - last
Saturday. Today >10 at that location.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mustang Road, 1/4 mile north of Wagoner Road - today.

Matt Jung, OKC


 

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Date: 4/18/17 8:32 am
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: Re: FOS (for me)
Make that grackles and cowbirds. I thought this phone was supposed to be
smart.

On Apr 18, 2017 10:18 AM, "<okiebirder...>" <okiebirder...>
wrote:

I counted 70 there yesterday with crackles, lovebirds and starlings.

Bill Diffin, OKC


-------- Original Message --------
From:Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Sent:Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:08:18 -0500
To:<OKBIRDS...>
Subject:[OKBIRDS] FOS (for me)

A single Yellow-headed Blackbird - NW 50th and Sara Road - last
Saturday. Today >10 at that location.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mustang Road, 1/4 mile north of Wagoner Road -
today.

Matt Jung, OKC

 

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Date: 4/18/17 8:18 am
From: <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...>
Subject: Re: FOS (for me)
I counted 70 there yesterday with crackles, lovebirds and starlings.

Bill Diffin, OKC

-------- Original Message --------
From:Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Sent:Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:08:18 -0500
To:<OKBIRDS...>
Subject:[OKBIRDS] FOS (for me)

>A single Yellow-headed Blackbird - NW 50th and Sara Road - last
>Saturday. Today >10 at that location.
>
>Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mustang Road, 1/4 mile north of Wagoner Road - today.
>
>Matt Jung, OKC
 

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Date: 4/18/17 5:06 am
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...>
Subject: FOY
Prothonotary Warbler in backyard and the male goldfinches are in their
prime much earlier than normal

 

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Date: 4/17/17 10:09 pm
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: FOS (for me)
A single Yellow-headed Blackbird - NW 50th and Sara Road - last
Saturday. Today >10 at that location.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mustang Road, 1/4 mile north of Wagoner Road - today.

Matt Jung, OKC
 

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Date: 4/17/17 8:43 pm
From: <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...>
Subject: Re: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
Good suggestion. I was at a Supercenter today and bought a conservation passport. The sales rep had never heard of one but found it quickly after it was explained.
 

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Date: 4/17/17 2:23 pm
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Tulsa Audubon - Don Wolfe on Sutton Center, Big Day Count, Flyctacher Trail
*Monthly Meeting - Tues April 18, 2017*

*“What’s Happening at the Sutton Center?” by Don Wolfe*


Tulsa Audubon Society’s monthly meeting on April 18th will feature Don
Wolfe of the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center. Don will be
speaking about the projects that Sutton Center is currently involved in.
Sutton Center is the organization that was responsible for the
reintroduction of the Bald Eagle in Oklahoma and many other bird-related
conservation efforts within the State of Oklahoma.


The meeting is at the Tulsa Garden Center, 7:00 p.m for drinks and
refreshments with the program starting at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to join
our speaker and other TAS friends for dinner at 5:30 at Pepper's Grill in
Utica Square (on 21st Street across the street from Wendy's.)



*Support the Monarch Migration through Oklahoma*

On Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am Sandy Schwinn, the Monarch
Watch Conservation Specialist for the Oklahoma region, shares on ways to
Support the Monarch Migration through Oklahoma. Learn how you can be a part
of increasing the Monarch population in your community. The presentation is
at Abiding Harvest United Methodist Church 4407 S. Olive Ave, Broken Arrow
74011. Tulsa Audubon Society will have a table at the event. Light
refreshments will be served and milkweed from A New Leaf will be available
to purchase.



*24th Annual Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour & Plant Sale*

Saturday, May 20 9 am - 5 pm & Sunday, May 21 Noon - 5 pm (Rain or
Shine)

Admission Donation $6, Children under 13 Free

Featuring 5 northwest Tulsa Gardens with Native Plant Sales at each garden:


546 N. 27th W. Ave.

Wild Things Nursery, Oklahoma Native Plant Society, Monarch Watch

316 N. Rosedale Ave.

Duck Creek Farms, WING-IT Wildlife In Need Group In Tulsa

639 N. Cheyenne Ave.

Utopia Gardens, Bird Houses by Mark

1135 N. Denver Ave.

Pine Ridge Gardens, Oxley Nature Center, Oklahoma Wildcrafting

636 N. Denver Ave.

Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, Tulsa Audubon Society, Northeastern OK
Beekeepers Assoc.



For complete information and maps see
tulsaaudubon.org/wildlifehabitatgardentour.htm



*Flycatcher Tail Work Day April 29 *

Calling all friends of Flycatcher Trail... Our Flycatcher Trail Saturday
Extravaganza is Saturday, April 29 from 8:00a.m - 4:00, when we will start
on upgrading the garden pathway and do additional planting. Food and
refreshments provided! Come when you can and leave when you must!


Flycatcher Trail is located at 3rd and F in Jenks, just northeast of the
Jenks High School campus. Visit the Flycatcher Trail Facebook Page for the
latest updates on the garden.

Contact Todd Humphrey at 918-810-4492 with any questions.



*Annual Big Day Count - Sat. May 6 *

This is Tulsa Audubon's annual day-long, county-wide census of migrant and
resident species. We need lots of eyes, and you don't need to be a birding
expert to participate! For information contact Josh Smith, 918-724-9709



*Upcoming Events*

Apr. 18, Tue. Society Meeting, “What’s Happening at the Sutton Center?” by
Don Wolfe, Senior Biologist at the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research
Center.


April 19-25, Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival in Woodward, Okla. See
www.lektreks.org.


April 29, Flycatcher Trail Saturday Extravaganza, 8:00-4:00, come when you
can. Lunch provided. Located at 3rd and F in Jenks


May 6, Sat. Big Day Count. Tulsa Audubon Society annual day-long,
county-wide census of migrant and resident species. For information contact
Josh Smith, 918-724-9709.


May 13, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell,
<tasfieldtrips...>


May 16, Tue. Society Meeting, “Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Landscape” by
David Redhage of the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture.


May 20-21 Sat.-Sun. Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour and Plant Sale. See
www.tulsaaudubon.org for more information, admission donation and a map to
the gardens on the tour. Contact <johnkennington...>, 918-809-6325.

 

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Date: 4/17/17 9:50 am
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: TNC Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count Saturday May 13!
Hello Oklahoma Birders!

The Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday May 13th,
from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. There should still be lots of migrants moving
through and many of our resident migrant species are already setting up
territories and building nests. Some breeding birds found on the Nickel
Preserve that might tempt you further: Wood Thrush, Scarlet Tanager,
Kentucky Warbler, Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Northern Parula,
Black-and-white Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Yellow-throated Warbler,
Prothonotary Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Pine Warbler -
It's the northern Oklahoma Warblerville! There are many other species
present. I am a little biased, but I think it is a super spring count.

If you haven't visited the Nickel Preserve yet, this is a great opportunity
to bird in what is absolutely one of the most beautiful natural areas in
Oklahoma. The preserve is located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains
with the scenic Illinois River flowing through and adjacent to some areas:
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/oklahoma/placesweprotect/j-t-nickel-family-nature-and-wildlife-preserve.xml

The above link has a map and directions to the preserve. I will hand out
more detailed maps when we meet that morning.

Newcomers are very welcome and can contact me for information (
<revels...>). We have good maps that are color-coded for each group.
We also try to place people who have not previously been to the preserve
with people who are familiar with it.

We will meet at the new Edmondson Public Access​ Area (formerly known as
Combs Public ​Access Area)​ just east of the new combs bridge. It has
primitive facilities and plenty of space to park. If you are leaving your
vehicle there for they day, please park close to one another so that we
don't use up so much parking space.

Pack your own lunch, and we will meet at the Preserve Headquarters at 2:00
to tally species and collect lists and maps from each group. I will be
providing my infamous Chicken Pesto Pasta. If you would like to bring
something to contribute, either sides or desserts, that is great but not
required. Do bring your own drinks if you prefer something other than
water. At that time, we will compile a species list for the day (with
numbers to be tabulated later). If you want to go back out birding
afterwards, I don't blame you!

I look forward to seeing you there.

Best Birding!
​Mia Revels​

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


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Date: 4/17/17 7:40 am
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: Birds of Peru and southern Ecuador
At tonight's meeting of the Oklahoma City Audubon Society, June Ketchum
will give a presentation on her recent birding trips to Peru and southern
Ecuador. June is a former president of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society and
a former secretary of OCAS. In a couple of prior presentations on her
travels, June has dazzled us with beautiful photos of diverse birds
and landscapes. As always guests and visitors are welcome to attend
the meeting. Our meetings are held on the third Monday of the month
(unless displaced by a legal holiday), 7-9 PM in the Will Rogers Park
Garden Exhibition Center at NW 36th and I-44. We hope to see you
there.

The Oklahoma City Audubon Society
 

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Date: 4/17/17 6:29 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: County Birding and Hackberry Flat
Hi All, did some county birding (Grady/Caddo) on way to the Southwest Association of Naturalist's meeting in Lawton (hat tip to Mike and Mandy Husak for running a great conference!), plus visits to Wichita Mountains NWR , Hackberry Flat with Lou Truex (always helpful!), and Kiowa county birding too. FOYs' for me included:
Cinnamon Teal - Hackberry
Eared Grebe - Hackberry
American Bittern - Hackberry
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Hackberry
Snowy Egret - Hackberry
Little Blue Heron - Hackberry
Green Heron - Grady/Caddo
Glossy Ibis - Hackberry
White-faced Ibis - Caddo/ Hackberry
Swainson's Hawk - various
King Rail - Hackberry
Black-necked Stilt - Hackberry
American Golden Plover - Hackberry
Semipalmated Plover - Hackberry
Spotted Sandpiper - Hackberry
Marbled Godwit - Hackberry
Semipalmated Sandpiper - Hackberry
Wilson's Phalarope - Hackberry
Burrowing Owl - Hackberry
Black-chinned Hummingbird - Grady
Peregrine Falcon - Hackberry - appeared to be eating a Blue-winged Teal hen
Eastern Kingbird - Grady
Black-capped Vireo - Wichita Mountains NWR
Warbling Vireo - Grady/Caddo
Sedge Wren - Hackberry
Marsh Wren - Grady/ Hackberry
Common Yellowthroat - Hackberry
Clay-colored Sparrow - Grady/Caddo
Lark Bunting - Kiowa
Dickcissel - Grady
Yellow-headed Blackbird - Hackberry
Doug.


Douglas R. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
PMB 4068
1405 N. 4th Ave
Durant, OK 74701-0609
<dwood...><mailto:<dwood...>
580-745-2272



 

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Date: 4/17/17 6:21 am
From: Dan Reinking <dan...>
Subject: Re: FOS
Haven't heard an Indigo yet, but Swainson's Thrushes and Summer Tanagers
have reached Bartlesville.

Dan Reinking



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Bob LaVal
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:45 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] FOS



Saw my first of season Indigo Bunting at my platform feeder this morning.



Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921


 

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Date: 4/17/17 5:54 am
From: Bob LaVal <blaval...>
Subject: FOS
Saw my first of season Indigo Bunting at my platform feeder this morning.

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
 

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Date: 4/16/17 7:56 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Weekend Migrants
Hello All,

On Saturday, saw an Eastern Kingbird at Lake Yahola. At Oxley, a Northern
Waterthrush and a singing male Black-Throated Green Warbler. In the
afternoon, saw three Pectoral Sandpipers and 100+ American Pipits at the
Bixby sod farms.

Headed for the sod farms Sunday after the rain, finding the following: At
121st & S. Sheridan, 30 Hudsonian Godwits, a similar number of Lesser
Yellowlegs, Long-Billed Dowitcher, Semipalmated Plover and a couple of
Yellow-Headed Blackbirds.
At Bixby, more shorebirds including American Golden Plover, Upland
Sandpiper, Willet, Franklin's Gull (more than 200), along with Orchard
Oriole and more Yellow-Headed Blackbirds.

In the afternoon, Baltimore Oriole and Warbling Vireo at Veteran's Park in
Jenks.

In the evening, Spotted Sandpipers at Lake Yahola and an immature
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron at Oxley.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 4/16/17 3:28 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - MWC House, Apr 16, 2017
Just a few birds around the yard today. The Indigo Bunting was a surprise. It showed well in the front and back yards
and even came down to the ground to feed at one point.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


MWC House, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US
Apr 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
38 species

Wild Turkey 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 10
White-winged Dove 9
Mourning Dove 24
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 8
Purple Martin 2
Cliff Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 8
Field Sparrow 1
Harris's Sparrow 7
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 14
Indigo Bunting 1 one male seen well in front yard and in the back yard on the ground. heard giving call notes initially.
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36022174

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 4/16/17 3:26 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - SCIP Mtn bike trail, Apr 16, 2017
We explored this newly opened area of mountain bike trails about a half mile west of us. The trails follow
along both Soldier and Crutcho Creeks in an area just east of NE 23rd and Air Depot. There is a nice parking area
on the south side of 23rd. there is a covered gazebo with a trail map. A port-a-potty is nearby. The trails are well
marked but dirt trails only. Be aware that the trails along the creek are relatively easy walking but the trails
west of Soldier Creek have several man made and natural dips and small berms for bike jumps. If the weather has been
rainy, the trails will be very muddy and may be impassable near the creek drainages with high water. Wait a day or
two before trying them.
The only new FOY bird was the Red-eyed Vireos and unexpected was a good look at a Broad-winged Hawk migrating
overhead. This area might be worth a visit of an hour or two if you are in the area. It could make a nice bookend
for migrants with Joe B Barnes Park which is also along Soldier Creek about two miles to the south.


Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


SCIP Mtn bike trail, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US Apr 16, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Nadine and I explored the newly opened Soldier Creek Industrial Park(SCIP) mountain bike trails that run along Soldier and Crutcho Creeks.
39 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Killdeer 3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 10
Mourning Dove 8
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 3
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 7
Purple Martin 6
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 4
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 10
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 16
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36021861

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 4/16/17 5:40 am
From: Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
Subject: Re: Probable Mississippi Kite in Norman
Thanks Hal!

I hadn't seen any reported on EBird yet this year so I was wondering if it
was an early sighting. I guess not.

Thanks again and hope to bump into you out birding some time!


Mitchell



On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 7:15 PM harold Yocum <drhal2...> wrote:

> We have them all over Edmond as soon as they come in. I have seen 2
> soaring over Danforth and Santa Fe area . Mitch Park gets several nesting
> pairs every year . Usually they are close enough to the walking trails and
> open spaces for good photography.
> Hal Yocum
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Apr 15, 2017, at 6:05 PM, Mitchell Jarrett <
> <mitchell.e.jarrett...> wrote:
>
> Good to know.
>
> Thanks Spencer!
>
> On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 6:04 PM Spencer Coffey <4thcoffey...>
> wrote:
>
> I'm in Edmond and we have regulars every year that nest in a neighbors
>> tree. They've been there for maybe 1 week, making sure the whole
>> neighborhood hears them. Lol
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Spencer
>>
>> On Apr 15, 2017, at 5:52 PM, Mitchell Jarrett <
>> <mitchell.e.jarrett...> wrote:
>>
>> Pretty sure I had an early Mississippi Kite near the intersection of
>> Classen and Miller Ave about 4:30 this afternoon. The bird was taking off
>> from some exposed snags in a bare tree. Bad light and the fact that I was
>> driving, kept me from getting a 100% identification and I wasn't able to
>> relocate it. Wondering if anyone else has had a Mississippi Kite yet this
>> year?
>>
>> Mitchell Jarrett
>> Norman, OK
>> --
>> Mitchell Jarrett
>> Film Locations
>> <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
>> 706-254-4446
>>
>> --
> Mitchell Jarrett
> Film Locations
> <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
> 706-254-4446
>
> --
Mitchell Jarrett
Film Locations
<mitchell.e.jarrett...>
706-254-4446

 

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Date: 4/15/17 5:15 pm
From: harold Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Probable Mississippi Kite in Norman
We have them all over Edmond as soon as they come in. I have seen 2 soaring over Danforth and Santa Fe area . Mitch Park gets several nesting pairs every year . Usually they are close enough to the walking trails and open spaces for good photography.
Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 15, 2017, at 6:05 PM, Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...> wrote:
>
> Good to know.
>
> Thanks Spencer!
>
>
>> On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 6:04 PM Spencer Coffey <4thcoffey...> wrote:
>> I'm in Edmond and we have regulars every year that nest in a neighbors tree. They've been there for maybe 1 week, making sure the whole neighborhood hears them. Lol
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Spencer
>>
>>> On Apr 15, 2017, at 5:52 PM, Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Pretty sure I had an early Mississippi Kite near the intersection of Classen and Miller Ave about 4:30 this afternoon. The bird was taking off from some exposed snags in a bare tree. Bad light and the fact that I was driving, kept me from getting a 100% identification and I wasn't able to relocate it. Wondering if anyone else has had a Mississippi Kite yet this year?
>>>
>>> Mitchell Jarrett
>>> Norman, OK
>>> --
>>> Mitchell Jarrett
>>> Film Locations
>>> <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
>>> 706-254-4446
>
> --
> Mitchell Jarrett
> Film Locations
> <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
> 706-254-4446

 

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Date: 4/15/17 4:11 pm
From: Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
Subject: Re: Probable Mississippi Kite in Norman
Good to know.

Thanks Spencer!


On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 6:04 PM Spencer Coffey <4thcoffey...> wrote:

> I'm in Edmond and we have regulars every year that nest in a neighbors
> tree. They've been there for maybe 1 week, making sure the whole
> neighborhood hears them. Lol
>
> Thanks,
> Spencer
>
> On Apr 15, 2017, at 5:52 PM, Mitchell Jarrett <
> <mitchell.e.jarrett...> wrote:
>
> Pretty sure I had an early Mississippi Kite near the intersection of
> Classen and Miller Ave about 4:30 this afternoon. The bird was taking off
> from some exposed snags in a bare tree. Bad light and the fact that I was
> driving, kept me from getting a 100% identification and I wasn't able to
> relocate it. Wondering if anyone else has had a Mississippi Kite yet this
> year?
>
> Mitchell Jarrett
> Norman, OK
> --
> Mitchell Jarrett
> Film Locations
> <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
> 706-254-4446
>
> --
Mitchell Jarrett
Film Locations
<mitchell.e.jarrett...>
706-254-4446

 

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Date: 4/15/17 4:04 pm
From: Spencer Coffey <4thcoffey...>
Subject: Re: Probable Mississippi Kite in Norman
I'm in Edmond and we have regulars every year that nest in a neighbors tree. They've been there for maybe 1 week, making sure the whole neighborhood hears them. Lol

Thanks,
Spencer

> On Apr 15, 2017, at 5:52 PM, Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...> wrote:
>
> Pretty sure I had an early Mississippi Kite near the intersection of Classen and Miller Ave about 4:30 this afternoon. The bird was taking off from some exposed snags in a bare tree. Bad light and the fact that I was driving, kept me from getting a 100% identification and I wasn't able to relocate it. Wondering if anyone else has had a Mississippi Kite yet this year?
>
> Mitchell Jarrett
> Norman, OK
> --
> Mitchell Jarrett
> Film Locations
> <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
> 706-254-4446

 

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Date: 4/15/17 3:58 pm
From: Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
Subject: Probable Mississippi Kite in Norman
Pretty sure I had an early Mississippi Kite near the intersection of
Classen and Miller Ave about 4:30 this afternoon. The bird was taking off
from some exposed snags in a bare tree. Bad light and the fact that I was
driving, kept me from getting a 100% identification and I wasn't able to
relocate it. Wondering if anyone else has had a Mississippi Kite yet this
year?

Mitchell Jarrett
Norman, OK
--
Mitchell Jarrett
Film Locations
<mitchell.e.jarrett...>
706-254-4446

 

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Date: 4/15/17 7:08 am
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Black-headed Grosbeak in Adair County
Brian Snyder, who lives in Adair County, called me to report a Black-headed
Grosbeak coming to his feeder. You can view a photo he just took of the
bird at:

http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/black-headed-grosbeak-adair-county-april-2017.jpg

Brian is willing to make arrangements with anyone interested in viewing
this bird. Please contact him at 918-868-7930 or <snyd4ok...>

Thanks to Brian for sharing this sighting!

John Kennington
Tulsa Audubon

 

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Date: 4/14/17 6:55 pm
From: Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
I got the lifetime senior fishing license a little over a year ago, so I think it starts at 65.  It does take a few days to get it though since you have to get a game warden (or someone like that) to sign it.  Probably faster if you are in OKC and can go to the department headquarters.
Linda

From: Mary Lane <mm_lane...>
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting


We have in the past been able to get them even at the Walmart sporting goods department.  Again, they understand hunting and fishing licenses better than conservation passports, but they did figure it out.  Also, I think the Lifetime Fishing License for senior citizens (I can't remember what the age requirement is) is the cheapest equivalent for some of us...

On 4/14/2017 4:52 AM, William Diffin wrote:

Thanks! That will save busy people some valuable time.
Bill Diffin
On Apr 12, 2017 2:59 PM, "Bostian, Kelly" <Kelly.Bostian...> wrote:

The easiest way is to purchase them online at wildlifedepartment.com. They're on the list with all the other licenses, either as a 3-day or annual.
You'll see the link to "purchase a license" near the top of the main wildlife department page under "Quick Links" purchase and print it out (I always save mine as a PDF first, too, in case I lose it).

Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
www.tulsaworld.com<http://www. tulsaworld.com/>
office | 918 581 8357
mobile | 918 231 1385
fax | 918 581 8353
315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
twitter | @kellybostian
blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian<h ttp://www.tulsaworld.com/blog>
email | <kelly.bostian...>< mailto:<name...>
______________________________ __
From: okbirds [<OKBIRDS...>] on behalf of William Diffin [<okiebirder...>]
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:45 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting

Someone has asked me where to get a Conservation Passport for the Hackberry Flat field trips at the OOS Spring Meeting. As stated in our registration form, a valid Oklahoma Conservation Passport, Hunting License or Fishing License is required to bird the Hackberry Flat WMA. A Conservation Passport can be purchased anywhere you would purchase a hunting or fishing license. I have purchased them at Bass Pro and Academy Sports. On a couple of occasions I have run into counter personnel who had never heard of a Conservation Passport. However the immediate supervisors have always been able get it done.

Bill Diffin
OOS President-Elect






 

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Date: 4/14/17 6:06 pm
From: Mary Lane <mm_lane...>
Subject: Re: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
We have in the past been able to get them even at the Walmart sporting
goods department. Again, they understand hunting and fishing
licenses better than conservation passports, but they did figure it
out. Also, I think the Lifetime Fishing License for senior citizens
(I can't remember what the age requirement is) is the cheapest
equivalent for some of us...

On 4/14/2017 4:52 AM, William Diffin wrote:

Thanks! That will save busy people some valuable time.
Bill Diffin
On Apr 12, 2017 2:59 PM, "Bostian, Kelly" <Kelly.Bostian...>
wrote:

The easiest way is to purchase them online at
wildlifedepartment.com. They're on the list with all the other
licenses, either as a 3-day or annual.
You'll see the link to "purchase a license" near the top of
the main wildlife department page under "Quick Links" purchase
and print it out (I always save mine as a PDF first, too, in
case I lose it).

Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
www.tulsaworld.com<http://www.tulsaworld.com/>
office | 918 581 8357
mobile | 918 231 1385
fax | 918 581 8353
315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
twitter | @kellybostian
blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian<http://www.tulsaworld.com/blog>
email | <kelly.bostian...><mailto:<name...>
________________________________
From: okbirds [<OKBIRDS...>] on behalf of William
Diffin [<okiebirder...>]
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:45 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS
Spring Meeting

Someone has asked me where to get a Conservation Passport for
the Hackberry Flat field trips at the OOS Spring Meeting. As
stated in our registration form, a valid Oklahoma Conservation
Passport, Hunting License or Fishing License is required to
bird the Hackberry Flat WMA. A Conservation Passport can be
purchased anywhere you would purchase a hunting or fishing
license. I have purchased them at Bass Pro and Academy Sports.
On a couple of occasions I have run into counter personnel who
had never heard of a Conservation Passport. However the
immediate supervisors have always been able get it done.

Bill Diffin
OOS President-Elect
 

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Date: 4/14/17 2:52 am
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: Re: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
Thanks! That will save busy people some valuable time.

Bill Diffin

On Apr 12, 2017 2:59 PM, "Bostian, Kelly" <Kelly.Bostian...>
wrote:

> The easiest way is to purchase them online at wildlifedepartment.com.
> They're on the list with all the other licenses, either as a 3-day or
> annual.
> You'll see the link to "purchase a license" near the top of the main
> wildlife department page under "Quick Links" purchase and print it out (I
> always save mine as a PDF first, too, in case I lose it).
>
> Kelly Bostian
> Outdoors Writer
> Tulsa World Media Company
> www.tulsaworld.com<http://www.tulsaworld.com/>
> office | 918 581 8357
> mobile | 918 231 1385
> fax | 918 581 8353
> 315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
> twitter | @kellybostian
> blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian<http://www.tulsaworld.com/blog>
> email | <kelly.bostian...><mailto:<name...>
> ________________________________
> From: okbirds [<OKBIRDS...>] on behalf of William Diffin [
> <okiebirder...>]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:45 PM
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring
> Meeting
>
> Someone has asked me where to get a Conservation Passport for the
> Hackberry Flat field trips at the OOS Spring Meeting. As stated in our
> registration form, a valid Oklahoma Conservation Passport, Hunting License
> or Fishing License is required to bird the Hackberry Flat WMA. A
> Conservation Passport can be purchased anywhere you would purchase a
> hunting or fishing license. I have purchased them at Bass Pro and Academy
> Sports. On a couple of occasions I have run into counter personnel who had
> never heard of a Conservation Passport. However the immediate supervisors
> have always been able get it done.
>
> Bill Diffin
> OOS President-Elect
>

 

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Date: 4/13/17 11:54 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Western Kingbird and Gray Catbird
Hi All. Western Kingbird and Gray Catbird both on campus in Durant today. Bring 'em on. Doug.


Douglas R. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
PMB 4068
1405 N. 4th Ave
Durant, OK 74701-0609
<dwood...><mailto:<dwood...>
580-745-2272



 

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Date: 4/13/17 8:16 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Platter Flats, Apr 13, 2017
Hi Okiebirders. Took Ornithology class to Platter Flats this morning. Franklin's Gulls/Forster's Terns had cleared out which was not cool, but lot of sandpipers had arrived and we didn't have time to look through more that were farther down the flats. Grasshopper Sparrows singing on the way in, a male Summer Tanager was nice surprise, and lots of active Osprey fishing. Doug.


-----Original Message-----
From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:12 AM
To: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: eBird Report - Platter Flats, Apr 13, 2017

Platter Flats, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Apr 13, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.51 mile(s)
Comments: Ornithology class field trip to Platter Flats
51 species

Canada Goose 8
Gadwall 4
Blue-winged Teal 25
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 7
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 8
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 4
Baird's Sandpiper 65
Least Sandpiper 35
Pectoral Sandpiper 6
Western Sandpiper 3 Same spot as report from April 11, peeps with decurved bills and black legs seen at close range.
Long-billed Dowitcher 7
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Willet 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Ring-billed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 9
Loggerhead Shrike 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
Fish Crow 9
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 3
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 5
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 3
Chipping Sparrow 3
Lark Sparrow 6
Harris's Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 8
Savannah Sparrow 14
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 14
Eastern Meadowlark 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35920173

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Date: 4/12/17 2:52 pm
From: mike <m.b.ludewig...>
Subject: FOS Warbling Vireo
Hi everyone,



Yesterday we heard our FOS Warbling Vireo at Claremore Lake. Despite
spending over 15 minutes looking for him, we could never get a look at him
although we did see him move a couple of times in the tree.



Mike & Merry

Claremore



PS Claremore Lake always has a good supply of Warbling Vireos.


 

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Date: 4/12/17 12:59 pm
From: Bostian, Kelly <Kelly.Bostian...>
Subject: Re: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
The easiest way is to purchase them online at wildlifedepartment.com. They're on the list with all the other licenses, either as a 3-day or annual.
You'll see the link to "purchase a license" near the top of the main wildlife department page under "Quick Links" purchase and print it out (I always save mine as a PDF first, too, in case I lose it).

Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
www.tulsaworld.com<http://www.tulsaworld.com/>
office | 918 581 8357
mobile | 918 231 1385
fax | 918 581 8353
315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
twitter | @kellybostian
blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian<http://www.tulsaworld.com/blog>
email | <kelly.bostian...><mailto:<name...>
________________________________
From: okbirds [<OKBIRDS...>] on behalf of William Diffin [<okiebirder...>]
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:45 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting

Someone has asked me where to get a Conservation Passport for the Hackberry Flat field trips at the OOS Spring Meeting. As stated in our registration form, a valid Oklahoma Conservation Passport, Hunting License or Fishing License is required to bird the Hackberry Flat WMA. A Conservation Passport can be purchased anywhere you would purchase a hunting or fishing license. I have purchased them at Bass Pro and Academy Sports. On a couple of occasions I have run into counter personnel who had never heard of a Conservation Passport. However the immediate supervisors have always been able get it done.

Bill Diffin
OOS President-Elect
 

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Date: 4/12/17 12:46 pm
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: Conservation Passport or equivalent for OOS Spring Meeting
Someone has asked me where to get a Conservation Passport for the Hackberry
Flat field trips at the OOS Spring Meeting. As stated in our registration
form, a valid Oklahoma Conservation Passport, Hunting License or Fishing
License is required to bird the Hackberry Flat WMA. A Conservation Passport
can be purchased anywhere you would purchase a hunting or fishing license.
I have purchased them at Bass Pro and Academy Sports. On a couple of
occasions I have run into counter personnel who had never heard of a
Conservation Passport. However the immediate supervisors have always been
able get it done.

Bill Diffin
OOS President-Elect

 

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Date: 4/12/17 9:33 am
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: Fwd: OOS Spring Meeting Field Trip Schedule
Registration for the OOS Spring Meeting is open to any who wish to
attend. The final field trip schedule is shown below.
*Saturday, May 6*
Southwest Oklahoma, Eldorado Area, leaders Kurt Meisenzahl and Jimmy
Woodard -- Meet 7:30 AM at Hackberry Flat Center.
Hackberry Flat WMA I, leader Melynda Hickman -- Meet 8:00 AM at Hackberry
Flat Center. Melynda will tow a flatbed trailer that seats 18 comfortably
for those who would like it.
Hackberry Flat WMA II, leaders Mary and Lou Truex -- Meet 8:00 AM at
Hackberry Flat Center.
Both of the Hackberry Flat trips have a two-hour lunch break scheduled for
those who will eat in Frederick.

*Sunday, May 7*
Wichita Mtns NWR, leaders Meisenzahl, Truex and Woodard -- Meet 8:00 AM in
front of the Tanglewood Motel in Frederick.
Further details are given in the meeting registration form at
www.okbirds.org.

*Register banquet menu choices by April 23 so the local caterer can budget
and plan.*
Rains have filled the Hackberry Flat wetland units to optimum levels. An
exceptional spring migration season is expected. Just a few of the things
that may be experienced: Cassin's Sparrows singing from weed stalks in
local fields, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks flying over the wetland, Least
Bitterns clinging to cattails, thousands of shorebirds in a single mass,
Long-billed Curlews probing the shore, King Rails calling from the marsh
along the road.

We hope to see you there,

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society

 

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Date: 4/12/17 7:58 am
From: Laura Erickson <chickadee...>
Subject: Re: lesser prairie chickens
For that recording, I used a directional mike into a small handheld
recorder. Now I can hook up a directional mike to my camera, but haven't
had a chance to try that on prairie chickens yet.

I do have a parabola/microphone setup, too, but that works best for
capturing individual birds out of a larger soundscape, and for magnifying
the sound of a distant bird. Parabolas would be tricky to maneuver in a
blind.

Best, Laura

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 7:55 AM, Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
wrote:

> Laura I love your website and photos! Great lesser prairie chicken sounds,
> too. Do you use a directional mike on your still camera, or a special
> recording device with parabola?
>
> *Cindy McIntyre*
>
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] lesser prairie chickens
> From: Laura Erickson <chickadee...>
> Date: Sat, April 08, 2017 1:24 pm
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
>
> I should have posted the link to my LPCH recording and photos. http://www.
> lauraerickson.com/bird/lesser-prairie-chicken/
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lauraerickson.com_bird_lesser-2Dprairie-2Dchicken_&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=MeTyZl0WRLAumlRRjun-qkL63OJt1BKX1944IZ3nM-s&s=xwcdCPygS-lW6UGMabgY-ncQlZvulIqxM83pvFZGY5g&e=>
>
> Best, Laura
>
> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Laura Erickson <
> <chickadee...> wrote:
>
>> I have a very nice 2 1/2 minute sound recording of Lesser
>> Prairie-Chickens on my website (sound link just below the top photo).
>> Sadly, the recording was made in Colorado. The best photos on that page all
>> were made during Oklahoma's splendid Lesser Prairie-Chicken festival, which
>> I got to attend in 2014. That was an experience I'll never forget!!
>>
>> Best,
>> Laura Erickson
>> Duluth, MN (Just up I-35 a ways)
>>
>> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:16 PM, Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Very nice video! The camera shutters are noisy though. Reminded me of
>>> our time watching the Lessers a few years ago. Such a shame......
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 11:30 Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thanks for this information. I viewed the greater prairie chicken lek
>>>> at the Switzer Ranch in Burwell Nebraska a couple weeks ago and it was not
>>>> only affordable (room, 2 meals, and the tour to the blinds - $160) it was
>>>> very informative. They work with the Nature Conservancy and other
>>>> organizations, and gave a slide show during dinner to talk about the birds.
>>>> The ranch owners were there, too, and enjoyable to talk to. The Nature
>>>> Conservancy does a remarkable job working with ranchers and landowners to
>>>> conserve habitat and promote stewardship. The ecotourism aspect is a boon
>>>> for them and for us! So sad about the devastating fires this year, though,
>>>> in OK and KS.
>>>>
>>>> Here's the video I did of the greater prairie chickens:
>>>> https://vimeo.com/210614047
>>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__vimeo.com_210614047&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GKuea9o0d1ahbzk9pcVS7Vwx5t2wHb0YPriJYISWidc&s=SXaoBsWm0BaS_3B09NuQewqmKDtuRk0_YjWne5ys498&e=>
>>>>
>>>> I'll work on getting a good directional microphone for my Canon SX-60!
>>>>
>>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>>> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] lesser prairie chickens
>>>> From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
>>>> Date: Sat, April 08, 2017 9:05 am
>>>> To: <OKBIRDS...>
>>>>
>>>> The fires have had a devastating effect on the birds. While fire is a
>>>> natural component of the ecosystem in this area the size and intensity of
>>>> the recent fires are not. When a fire is moving at 50-70 miles per hour
>>>> wildlife and birds can't get out of the way. Thousand of dead coyotes,
>>>> antelope, chickens and other wildlife perished, in addition to cattle.
>>>>
>>>> Any lek you can set a blind up on will be on private property, so
>>>> paying for that privilege is unavoidable. Sue Selman's ranch didn't burn,
>>>> but due to the drought her leks have not had much activity in recent years.
>>>> She would be your primary contact to arrange a private blind experience.
>>>>
>>>> For the festival we also offer a "photographer's package" (which is
>>>> what you are referencing for $250) and that is held at Dick Wilberforce's
>>>> blind near Glazier, Texas. His ranch did burn in the recent fires, so he is
>>>> not taking people out at this time. We are hoping that some birds will
>>>> return by the time of the festival, but at the moment don't know. His ranch
>>>> was in the middle of a 300,000+ acre fire.
>>>>
>>>> Dick's blind is permanent and only holds up to six people. To rent it
>>>> out privately (assuming the birds return) will be expensive.
>>>>
>>>> Sue and Dick are the only ranchers who will allow individuals access to
>>>> their land with a blind to view the chickens. And for both the income from
>>>> that activity is a very important part of their ranch economics, since they
>>>> manage the land for wildlife.
>>>>
>>>> John Kennington
>>>> Tulsa Audubon
>>>> Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival Coordinator
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Apr 8, 2017 3:19 AM, "Cindy McIntyre" <cindy...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Wondering if the wildfires and the emergency grazing during nesting
>>>> season is affecting this year's prairie chickens? I would like to see them
>>>> (and videotape them without the noise of photographers next to me) but not
>>>> sure I can afford $250 for the Selman Ranch viewing. Any suggestions?
>>>>
>>>> http://www.beefmagazine.com/disaster/usda-authorizes-emergen
>>>> cy-grazing-crp-acres
>>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.beefmagazine.com_disaster_usda-2Dauthorizes-2Demergency-2Dgrazing-2Dcrp-2Dacres&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=3ebrb6TTVmkfT0ctyRhyNuoXvliitSmy_xaUKkCFJ1o&s=H5E7bM4W2M9QQ_F1rDT4UStI4MsJKpFKST5gbTNgWHA&e=>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> --
>> Laura Erickson
>>
>> For the love, understanding, and protection of birds
>>
>> There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of birds.
>> There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of
>> nature--the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the
>> winter.
>>
>> --Rachel Carson
>>
>> Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.
>>
>
>
>
> --
> --
> Laura Erickson
>
> For the love, understanding, and protection of birds
>
> There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of birds.
> There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of
> nature--the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the
> winter.
>
> --Rachel Carson
>
> Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.
>
>


--
--
Laura Erickson

For the love, understanding, and protection of birds

There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of birds.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of
nature--the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the
winter.

--Rachel Carson

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

 

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Date: 4/12/17 5:56 am
From: Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
Subject: Re: lesser prairie chickens
Laura I love your website and photos! Great lesser prairie chicken
sounds, too. Do you use a directional mike on your still camera, or a
special recording device with parabola?
Cindy McIntyre


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] lesser prairie chickens
From: Laura Erickson <chickadee...>
Date: Sat, April 08, 2017 1:24 pm
To: <OKBIRDS...>

I should have posted the link to my LPCH recording and photos. http://www.lauraerickson.com/bird/lesser-prairie-chicken/
Best, Laura
On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Laura Erickson <chickadee...>
wrote:

I have a very nice 2 1/2 minute sound recording of Lesser
Prairie-Chickens on my website (sound link just below the top
photo). Sadly, the recording was made in Colorado. The best
photos on that page all were made during Oklahoma's splendid
Lesser Prairie-Chicken festival, which I got to attend in
2014. That was an experience I'll never forget!!
Best, Laura EricksonDuluth, MN (Just up I-35 a ways)
On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:16 PM, Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...>
wrote:

Very nice video! The camera shutters are noisy though.
Reminded me of our time watching the Lessers a few years
ago. Such a shame......

On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 11:30 Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
wrote:

Thanks for this information. I viewed the greater
prairie chicken lek at the Switzer Ranch in Burwell
Nebraska a couple weeks ago and it was not only
affordable (room, 2 meals, and the tour to the blinds
- $160) it was very informative. They work with the
Nature Conservancy and other organizations, and gave a
slide show during dinner to talk about the birds. The
ranch owners were there, too, and enjoyable to talk
to. The Nature Conservancy does a remarkable job
working with ranchers and landowners to conserve
habitat and promote stewardship. The ecotourism aspect
is a boon for them and for us! So sad about the
devastating fires this year, though, in OK and KS.
Here's the video I did of the greater prairie
chickens: https://vimeo.com/210614047
I'll work on getting a good directional microphone for
my Canon SX-60!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] lesser prairie chickens
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Date: Sat, April 08, 2017 9:05 am
To: <OKBIRDS...>

The fires have had a devastating effect on the
birds. While fire is a natural component of the
ecosystem in this area the size and intensity of
the recent fires are not. When a fire is moving at
50-70 miles per hour wildlife and birds can't get
out of the way. Thousand of dead coyotes,
antelope, chickens and other wildlife perished, in
addition to cattle.
Any lek you can set a blind up on will be on
private property, so paying for that privilege is
unavoidable. Sue Selman's ranch didn't burn, but
due to the drought her leks have not had much
activity in recent years. She would be your
primary contact to arrange a private blind
experience.
For the festival we also offer a "photographer's
package" (which is what you are referencing for
$250) and that is held at Dick Wilberforce's blind
near Glazier, Texas. His ranch did burn in the
recent fires, so he is not taking people out at
this time. We are hoping that some birds will
return by the time of the festival, but at the
moment don't know. His ranch was in the middle of
a 300,000+ acre fire.
Dick's blind is permanent and only holds up to six
people. To rent it out privately (assuming the
birds return) will be expensive.
Sue and Dick are the only ranchers who will allow
individuals access to their land with a blind to
view the chickens. And for both the income from
that activity is a very important part of their
ranch economics, since they manage the land for
wildlife.
John Kennington Tulsa Audubon Lesser
Prairie-Chicken Festival Coordinator


On Apr 8, 2017 3:19 AM, "Cindy McIntyre" <cindy...>
wrote:

Wondering if the wildfires and the emergency
grazing during nesting season is affecting
this year's prairie chickens? I would like to
see them (and videotape them without the noise
of photographers next to me) but not sure I
can afford $250 for the Selman Ranch viewing.
Any suggestions?

http://www.beefmagazine.com/disaster/usda-authorizes-emergency-grazing-crp-acres





--
--
Laura Erickson

For the love, understanding, and protection of birds

There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of
birds. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated
refrains of nature--the assurance that dawn comes after night,
and spring after the winter.

--Rachel Carson

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.




--
--
Laura Erickson

For the love, understanding, and protection of birds

There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of
birds. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated
refrains of nature--the assurance that dawn comes after night, and
spring after the winter.

--Rachel Carson

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.
 

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Date: 4/11/17 9:06 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - April 11
Severe thunderstorms last night brought 3.4 inches of rain to Red Slough
which resulted in some flooding. It was overcast, mild, with only slight
wind when I began the survey but warmed up and turned partly sunny with only
slight wind by the end. I ran into a young man from OSU who joined me for
part of the survey. In spite of the weather which I thought would have
resulted in some migrant fallouts, the survey went rather slow as there
wasn't much Passerine bird activity compared to normal. 80 species were
found. Here is my list for today:



Canada Geese - 4

Wood Duck - 13

American Wigeon - 1

Blue-winged Teal - 69

Northern Shoveler - 14

Greater Scaup - 2

Hooded Merganser - 31

Pied-billed Grebe - 13

Neotropic Cormorant - 4

Double-crested Cormorant - 15

Anhinga - 21

American Bittern - 15

Least Bittern - 2

Great-blue Heron - 8

Great Egret - 19

Snowy Egret - 7

Little-blue Heron - 1

Black Vulture - 1

Turkey Vulture - 21

Cooper's Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 2

American Kestrel - 1

King Rail - 2

Virginia Rail - 5

Sora - 4

Common Gallinule - 20

American Coot - 253

Killdeer - 1

Greater Yellowlegs - 14

Lesser Yellowlegs - 9

Caspian Tern - 1

Mourning Dove - 3

Barred Owl - 3

Chimney Swift - 1

Belted Kingfisher - 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Eastern Phoebe - 3

Eastern Kingbird - 3

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 2

White-eyed Vireo - 12

Red-eyed Vireo - 2

Blue Jay - 1

American Crow - 3

Fish Crow - 4

Tree Swallow - 26

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 4

Barn Swallow - 9

Carolina Chickadee - 5

Tufted Titmouse - 5

Carolina Wren - 3

House Wren - 2

Sedge Wren - 5

Marsh Wren - 7

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 9

Eastern Bluebird - 1

Northern Mockingbird - 1

Brown Thrasher - 1

Nashville Warbler - 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1

Yellow-throated Warbler - 2

Pine Warbler - 1

Black-and-white Warbler - 1

Prothonotary Warbler - 6

Common Yellowthroat - 11

Summer Tanager - 1

Eastern Towhee - 4

Field Sparrow - 1

Savannah Sparrow - 10

Song Sparrow - 3

Lincoln's Sparrow - 3

Swamp Sparrow - 2

White-throated Sparrow - 3

Northern Cardinal - 10

Indigo Bunting - 1

Red-winged Blackbird - 170

Eastern Meadowlark - 3

Common Grackle - 12

Brown-headed Cowbird - 9



Odonates:



Fragile Forktail

Citrine Forktail

Familiar Bluet

Southern Spreadwing

Common Green Darner

Baskettail species

Eastern Pondhawk

Blue Dasher

Blue Corporal

Black Saddlebags

Red Saddlebags





Herps:



American Alligator

Common Snapping Turtle

Red-eared Slider

Missouri River Cooter

Watersnake species

Orange-striped Ribbon Snake

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad - calling

Gray Treefrog - calling

Green Treefrog - calling

Cajun Chorus Frog - calling

Blanchard's Cricket Frog - calling

Southern Leopard Frog - calling

Bullfrog - calling







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR












 

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Date: 4/11/17 8:50 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Thursday Morning
Hello All,

This morning at Oxley, saw Snowy Egret, 3-4 Prothonotary Warblers and one
Yellow-Throated Vireo. Also added some pictures to the Recent gallery of a
very tolerant Pileated Woodpecker at the Oxley marsh, seen at this link:

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

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 4/11/17 3:37 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-11-2017
Hello All,

I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville from Silver Lake Road to the high school and back this morning. It was cool, partly cloudy and with a light breeze. Highlights included:


Red-headed Woodpecker-1

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher-2 males trying to out-shout each other

Hermit Thrush-1

Orange-crowned Warbler-2

Northern Parula-6

Myrtle Warbler-6

Yellow-throated Warbler=2

Prothonotary Warbler-1

Louisiana Waterthrush-2

Lincoln's Sparrow-3


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville


 

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Date: 4/11/17 7:13 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Platter Flats, Apr 11, 2017
Hi All. I made a scouting trip this morning to Platter Flats (Bryan Count) for my orn class trip Thursday morning. No Upland Sandpipers along Platter Road; south winds this weekend may have cleared them out. Chilly and windy, but some good birds. Best birds of morning were Willets and a Hudsonian Godwit. Airboat fisherman was not helpful as he flushed the tern/gull/shorebird flocks repeatedly. Caution note: the "road" into Platter Flats is in the worst shape I've seen (think meteor craters). High clearance vehicle recommended if you go in there. Doug. P.S. Had Chimney Swifts in Durant yesterday evening.



-----Original Message-----
From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 9:03 AM
To: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: eBird Report - Platter Flats, Apr 11, 2017

Platter Flats, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Apr 11, 2017 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
37 species

Canada Goose 4
Blue-winged Teal 16
Northern Shoveler 4
Northern Pintail 2
Great Blue Heron 7
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Hudsonian Godwit 1 Breeding plumage male with dark chestnut, not tawny brown.
Baird's Sandpiper 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Western Sandpiper 6 Six together in small flock with 2 Pectoral Sandpipers for comparison. Decurved bill with black legs, not Dunlin.
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Willet 4
Franklin's Gull 850
Ring-billed Gull 40
Forster's Tern 30
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 4
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
Fish Crow 8
Barn Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Eastern Meadowlark 4
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35870994

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Date: 4/10/17 5:02 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough today
I had 3 calling Least Bitterns today at Red Slough. This ties the previous
early date I had. Also lots of Anhingas and Common Gallinules and I heard 2
or 3 King Rails calling and several Soras. Prothonotary Warblers calling
everywhere.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 4/9/17 8:17 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Sunday Morning
Hello All,

This morning along the Keystone bike trails, Broad-Winged Hawk, Louisiana
Waterthrush and Yellow-Throated Vireo, the latter heard only. Below the
dam, two Franklin's Gulls among the many Bonaparte's.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa OK

 

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Date: 4/9/17 7:30 pm
From: Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
Subject: Re: Wichita Mountain NWR
Black-capped vireos often around the Lake Quanah Parker boat ramp (I
think I heard one singing this morning.) Also rufous-crowned sparrow
was there singing. The painted buntings haven't arrived yet but they
are easy to hear/see from there, too. Lots of meadowlarks and usually
a bobwhite at the little pullout before the boat ramp.
Grasshopper sparrows were singing in the fields at Crater Lake nearby,
this morning.
I usually just drive the main roads with my windows down to hear who's
singing, and go for a short walk on the boardwalk at the Environmental
Center, drive down to Lost Lake (often bison are on the way in), stop
at the prairie dog town (lark sparrows, and the pups are there too!),
and soon there will be scissor-tailed flycatchers and dicksissels on
the fences and in the fields. Mississippi kites coming soon, too.
Cindy McIntyrewww.CindyMcIntyre.com207-522-4664 cell Blog:
http://cindymcintyre.wordpress.com
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Subject: [OKBIRDS] Wichita Mountain NWR
From: Laura Stanfill <LauraStanfill...>
Date: Sun, April 09, 2017 10:01 pm
To: <OKBIRDS...>

Could anyone local recommend the best places to stop and bird on
the refuge.Will have about 3 hours to drive through on the way
from Medicine Park to Frederick.Thanks Sent from Mail for Windows
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Date: 4/9/17 7:01 pm
From: Laura Stanfill <LauraStanfill...>
Subject: Wichita Mountain NWR

Could anyone local recommend the best places to stop and bird on the refuge.
Will have about 3 hours to drive through on the way from Medicine Park to Frederick.
Thanks


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Date: 4/9/17 6:24 pm
From: Cheryl Kilpatrick <dr.k_psych...>
Subject: Re: white wing
I've also had a white-winged dove in my yard yesterday and today. I've had at least one before as well.Cheryl Kilpatrickmidtown Tulsa
I

On Sunday, April 9, 2017 7:12 PM, Paul Ribitzki <lribitzki...> wrote:


#yiv9400135540 -- filtered {panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;}#yiv9400135540 filtered {font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}#yiv9400135540 p.yiv9400135540MsoNormal, #yiv9400135540 li.yiv9400135540MsoNormal, #yiv9400135540 div.yiv9400135540MsoNormal {margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:12.0pt;}#yiv9400135540 a:link, #yiv9400135540 span.yiv9400135540MsoHyperlink {color:blue;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv9400135540 a:visited, #yiv9400135540 span.yiv9400135540MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv9400135540 span.yiv9400135540EmailStyle17 {color:#1F497D;}#yiv9400135540 .yiv9400135540MsoChpDefault {}#yiv9400135540 filtered {margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;}#yiv9400135540 div.yiv9400135540WordSection1 {}#yiv9400135540 We looked out the window today to see a White-winged Dove standing on our feeder tray.  This is the second sighting for our yard.  Paul RibitzkiLake Keystone areaPawnee County


 

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Date: 4/9/17 5:13 pm
From: Paul Ribitzki <lribitzki...>
Subject: white wing
We looked out the window today to see a White-winged Dove standing on our feeder tray. This is the second sighting for our yard.



Paul Ribitzki

Lake Keystone area

Pawnee County


 

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Date: 4/9/17 3:18 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Apr 9, 2017
Spent a few hours roaming around Draper Lake this morning. nothing unusual. Be aware that the city has changed
several roads and closed off most of the old dirt roads. They have created a couple of new points that dead end in
cul-de-sacs. Also note that Draper Drive east of Douglas on the north end has been repaved and there is no shoulder
to pull off on. All the right of ways have been graded into sloping away from the road and have new sod laid down.
There are no parking signs everywhere. I would guess if you parked along the road and a police car comes by that
you would have a good chance of being ticketed. It looks like the city is trying to funnel access down the point
roads to parking areas. If you want to bird, you will have to park and walk back along the roads.
Most of the roads closed are on the north and east sides limiting access. There were several points closed on the
west side but I think it was due to the roads being very rutted and muddy from recent rains. The marina and the park
by the dam were still open.


Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Lake Stanley Draper, Cleveland, Oklahoma, US Apr 9, 2017 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
53 species

Canada Goose 12
Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 4
Mallard 3
Northern Shoveler 7
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
American Coot 5
Killdeer 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6
Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
Mourning Dove 10
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 4
Eastern Phoebe 4
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Vireo 18
Blue Jay 35
American Crow 6
Fish Crow 19
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 21
Tufted Titmouse 14
Carolina Wren 3
Bewick's Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 30
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 7
American Robin 14
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 10
Black-and-white Warbler 16
Yellow-rumped Warbler 14
Chipping Sparrow 15
Field Sparrow 4
Lark Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 6
Spotted Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 28
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Great-tailed Grackle 9
Brown-headed Cowbird 17
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 30
House Sparrow 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35825906

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Date: 4/9/17 9:56 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Apr 9, 2017
Took quick spin around Tishomingo NWR this morning with Bill Carter and Mike Duggan. Had decent run of species, but the wind was high. Water level high with no mudflats or shoreline visible from lot of the usual spots. Saw Lark Sparrows and Cattle Egrets while driving. Carter has male Ruby-throated Hummingbird coming to feeder near Ada. Doug.



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From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...>
Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2017 11:53 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Apr 9, 2017

Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Johnston, Oklahoma, US
Apr 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Mike Duggan and Bill Carter.
45 species

Gadwall 2
Mallard 1
Blue-winged Teal 30
Northern Shoveler 9
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 20
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 1
Black Vulture 12
Turkey Vulture 5
Bald Eagle 3
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 5
Wilson's Snipe 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 7
White-eyed Vireo 14
Blue Jay 4
Fish Crow 8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 4
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 17
Eastern Bluebird 4
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 20
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 8
Northern Parula 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 4
Chipping Sparrow 1
Harris's Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 16
Red-winged Blackbird 11
Brown-headed Cowbird 2

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Date: 4/8/17 5:21 pm
From: Ellie Womack <e-womack...>
Subject: Hummers
Today, April 8, is the first day I have not seen the female Rufous since she
arrived November 20. However, I did see an adult male Rubythroat twice
today. Spring is here!

Ellie Womack
Grove (NE), OK


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Date: 4/8/17 10:25 am
From: Laura Erickson <chickadee...>
Subject: Re: lesser prairie chickens
I should have posted the link to my LPCH recording and photos.
http://www.lauraerickson.com/bird/lesser-prairie-chicken/

Best, Laura

On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Laura Erickson <chickadee...>
> wrote:

> I have a very nice 2 1/2 minute sound recording of Lesser Prairie-Chickens
> on my website (sound link just below the top photo). Sadly, the recording
> was made in Colorado. The best photos on that page all were made during
> Oklahoma's splendid Lesser Prairie-Chicken festival, which I got to attend
> in 2014. That was an experience I'll never forget!!
>
> Best,
> Laura Erickson
> Duluth, MN (Just up I-35 a ways)
>
> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:16 PM, Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...>
> wrote:
>
>> Very nice video! The camera shutters are noisy though. Reminded me of
>> our time watching the Lessers a few years ago. Such a shame......
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 11:30 Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks for this information. I viewed the greater prairie chicken lek at
>>> the Switzer Ranch in Burwell Nebraska a couple weeks ago and it was not
>>> only affordable (room, 2 meals, and the tour to the blinds - $160) it was
>>> very informative. They work with the Nature Conservancy and other
>>> organizations, and gave a slide show during dinner to talk about the birds.
>>> The ranch owners were there, too, and enjoyable to talk to. The Nature
>>> Conservancy does a remarkable job working with ranchers and landowners to
>>> conserve habitat and promote stewardship. The ecotourism aspect is a boon
>>> for them and for us! So sad about the devastating fires this year, though,
>>> in OK and KS.
>>>
>>> Here's the video I did of the greater prairie chickens:
>>> https://vimeo.com/210614047
>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__vimeo.com_210614047&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GKuea9o0d1ahbzk9pcVS7Vwx5t2wHb0YPriJYISWidc&s=SXaoBsWm0BaS_3B09NuQewqmKDtuRk0_YjWne5ys498&e=>
>>>
>>> I'll work on getting a good directional microphone for my Canon SX-60!
>>>
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] lesser prairie chickens
>>> From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
>>> Date: Sat, April 08, 2017 9:05 am
>>> To: <OKBIRDS...>
>>>
>>> The fires have had a devastating effect on the birds. While fire is a
>>> natural component of the ecosystem in this area the size and intensity of
>>> the recent fires are not. When a fire is moving at 50-70 miles per hour
>>> wildlife and birds can't get out of the way. Thousand of dead coyotes,
>>> antelope, chickens and other wildlife perished, in addition to cattle.
>>>
>>> Any lek you can set a blind up on will be on private property, so paying
>>> for that privilege is unavoidable. Sue Selman's ranch didn't burn, but due
>>> to the drought her leks have not had much activity in recent years. She
>>> would be your primary contact to arrange a private blind experience.
>>>
>>> For the festival we also offer a "photographer's package" (which is what
>>> you are referencing for $250) and that is held at Dick Wilberforce's blind
>>> near Glazier, Texas. His ranch did burn in the recent fires, so he is not
>>> taking people out at this time. We are hoping that some birds will return
>>> by the time of the festival, but at the moment don't know. His ranch was in
>>> the middle of a 300,000+ acre fire.
>>>
>>> Dick's blind is permanent and only holds up to six people. To rent it
>>> out privately (assuming the birds return) will be expensive.
>>>
>>> Sue and Dick are the only ranchers who will allow individuals access to
>>> their land with a blind to view the chickens. And for both the income from
>>> that activity is a very important part of their ranch economics, since they
>>> manage the land for wildlife.
>>>
>>> John Kennington
>>> Tulsa Audubon
>>> Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival Coordinator
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Apr 8, 2017 3:19 AM, "Cindy McIntyre" <cindy...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Wondering if the wildfires and the emergency grazing during nesting
>>> season is affecting this year's prairie chickens? I would like to see them
>>> (and videotape them without the noise of photographers next to me) but not
>>> sure I can afford $250 for the Selman Ranch viewing. Any suggestions?
>>>
>>> http://www.beefmagazine.com/disaster/usda-authorizes-emergen
>>> cy-grazing-crp-acres
>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.beefmagazine.com_disaster_usda-2Dauthorizes-2Demergency-2Dgrazing-2Dcrp-2Dacres&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=3ebrb6TTVmkfT0ctyRhyNuoXvliitSmy_xaUKkCFJ1o&s=H5E7bM4W2M9QQ_F1rDT4UStI4MsJKpFKST5gbTNgWHA&e=>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
> --
> --
> Laura Erickson
>
> For the love, understanding, and protection of birds
>
> There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of birds.
> There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of
> nature--the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the
> winter.
>
> --Rachel Carson
>
> Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.
>



--
--
Laura Erickson

For the love, understanding, and protection of birds

There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of birds.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of
nature--the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the
winter.

--Rachel Carson

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

 

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Date: 4/8/17 10:22 am
From: Laura Erickson <chickadee...>
Subject: Re: lesser prairie chickens
I have a very nice 2 1/2 minute sound recording of Lesser Prairie-Chickens
on my website (sound link just below the top photo). Sadly, the recording
was made in Colorado. The best photos on that page all were made during
Oklahoma's splendid Lesser Prairie-Chicken festival, which I got to attend
in 2014. That was an experience I'll never forget!!

Best,
Laura Erickson
Duluth, MN (Just up I-35 a ways)

On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:16 PM, Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...>
wrote:

> Very nice video! The camera shutters are noisy though. Reminded me of our
> time watching the Lessers a few years ago. Such a shame......
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 11:30 Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for this information. I viewed the greater prairie chicken lek at
>> the Switzer Ranch in Burwell Nebraska a couple weeks ago and it was not
>> only affordable (room, 2 meals, and the tour to the blinds - $160) it was
>> very informative. They work with the Nature Conservancy and other
>> organizations, and gave a slide show during dinner to talk about the birds.
>> The ranch owners were there, too, and enjoyable to talk to. The Nature
>> Conservancy does a remarkable job working with ranchers and landowners to
>> conserve habitat and promote stewardship. The ecotourism aspect is a boon
>> for them and for us! So sad about the devastating fires this year, though,
>> in OK and KS.
>>
>> Here's the video I did of the greater prairie chickens:
>> https://vimeo.com/210614047
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__vimeo.com_210614047&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GKuea9o0d1ahbzk9pcVS7Vwx5t2wHb0YPriJYISWidc&s=SXaoBsWm0BaS_3B09NuQewqmKDtuRk0_YjWne5ys498&e=>
>>
>> I'll work on getting a good directional microphone for my Canon SX-60!
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] lesser prairie chickens
>> From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
>> Date: Sat, April 08, 2017 9:05 am
>> To: <OKBIRDS...>
>>
>> The fires have had a devastating effect on the birds. While fire is a
>> natural component of the ecosystem in this area the size and intensity of
>> the recent fires are not. When a fire is moving at 50-70 miles per hour
>> wildlife and birds can't get out of the way. Thousand of dead coyotes,
>> antelope, chickens and other wildlife perished, in addition to cattle.
>>
>> Any lek you can set a blind up on will be on private property, so paying
>> for that privilege is unavoidable. Sue Selman's ranch didn't burn, but due
>> to the drought her leks have not had much activity in recent years. She
>> would be your primary contact to arrange a private blind experience.
>>
>> For the festival we also offer a "photographer's package" (which is what
>> you are referencing for $250) and that is held at Dick Wilberforce's blind
>> near Glazier, Texas. His ranch did burn in the recent fires, so he is not
>> taking people out at this time. We are hoping that some birds will return
>> by the time of the festival, but at the moment don't know. His ranch was in
>> the middle of a 300,000+ acre fire.
>>
>> Dick's blind is permanent and only holds up to six people. To rent it out
>> privately (assuming the birds return) will be expensive.
>>
>> Sue and Dick are the only ranchers who will allow individuals access to
>> their land with a blind to view the chickens. And for both the income from
>> that activity is a very important part of their ranch economics, since they
>> manage the land for wildlife.
>>
>> John Kennington
>> Tulsa Audubon
>> Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival Coordinator
>>
>>
>>
>> On Apr 8, 2017 3:19 AM, "Cindy McIntyre" <cindy...> wrote:
>>
>> Wondering if the wildfires and the emergency grazing during nesting
>> season is affecting this year's prairie chickens? I would like to see them
>> (and videotape them without the noise of photographers next to me) but not
>> sure I can afford $250 for the Selman Ranch viewing. Any suggestions?
>>
>> http://www.beefmagazine.com/disaster/usda-authorizes-
>> emergency-grazing-crp-acres
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.beefmagazine.com_disaster_usda-2Dauthorizes-2Demergency-2Dgrazing-2Dcrp-2Dacres&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=3ebrb6TTVmkfT0ctyRhyNuoXvliitSmy_xaUKkCFJ1o&s=H5E7bM4W2M9QQ_F1rDT4UStI4MsJKpFKST5gbTNgWHA&e=>
>>
>>
>>


--
--
Laura Erickson

For the love, understanding, and protection of birds

There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of birds.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of
nature--the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the
winter.

--Rachel Carson

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

 

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Date: 4/8/17 10:17 am
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...>
Subject: Re: lesser prairie chickens
Very nice video! The camera shutters are noisy though. Reminded me of our
time watching the Lessers a few years ago. Such a shame......


On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 11:30 Cindy McIntyre <cindy...> wrote:

> Thanks for this information. I viewed the greater prairie chicken lek at
> the Switzer Ranch in Burwell Nebraska a couple weeks ago and it was not
> only affordable (room, 2 meals, and the tour to the blinds - $160) it was
> very informative. They work with the Nature Conservancy and other
> organizations, and gave a slide show during dinner to talk about the birds.
> The ranch owners were there, too, and enjoyable to talk to. The Nature
> Conservancy does a remarkable job working with ranchers and landowners to
> conserve habitat and promote stewardship. The ecotourism aspect is a boon
> for them and for us! So sad about the devastating fires this year, though,
> in OK and KS.
>
> Here's the video I did of the greater prairie chickens:
> https://vimeo.com/210614047
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__vimeo.com_210614047&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GKuea9o0d1ahbzk9pcVS7Vwx5t2wHb0YPriJYISWidc&s=SXaoBsWm0BaS_3B09NuQewqmKDtuRk0_YjWne5ys498&e=>
>
> I'll work on getting a good directional microphone for my Canon SX-60!
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] lesser prairie chickens
> From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
> Date: Sat, April 08, 2017 9:05 am
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
>
> The fires have had a devastating effect on the birds. While fire is a
> natural component of the ecosystem in this area the size and intensity of
> the recent fires are not. When a fire is moving at 50-70 miles per hour
> wildlife and birds can't get out of the way. Thousand of dead coyotes,
> antelope, chickens and other wildlife perished, in addition to cattle.
>
> Any lek you can set a blind up on will be on private property, so paying
> for that privilege is unavoidable. Sue Selman's ranch didn't burn, but due
> to the drought her leks have not had much activity in recent years. She
> would be your primary contact to arrange a private blind experience.
>
> For the festival we also offer a "photographer's package" (which is what
> you are referencing for $250) and that is held at Dick Wilberforce's blind
> near Glazier, Texas. His ranch did burn in the recent fires, so he is not
> taking people out at this time. We are hoping that some birds will return
> by the time of the festival, but at the moment don't know. His ranch was in
> the middle of a 300,000+ acre fire.
>
> Dick's blind is permanent and only holds up to six people. To rent it out
> privately (assuming the birds return) will be expensive.
>
> Sue and Dick are the only ranchers who will allow individuals access to
> their land with a blind to view the chickens. And for both the income from
> that activity is a very important part of their ranch economics, since they
> manage the land for wildlife.
>
> John Kennington
> Tulsa Audubon
> Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival Coordinator
>
>
>
> On Apr 8, 2017 3:19 AM, "Cindy McIntyre" <cindy...> wrote:
>
> Wondering if the wildfires and the emergency grazing during nesting season
> is affecting this year's prairie chickens? I would like to see them (and
> videotape them without the noise of photographers next to me) but not sure
> I can afford $250 for the Selman Ranch viewing. Any suggestions?
>
>
> http://www.beefmagazine.com/disaster/usda-authorizes-emergency-grazing-crp-acres
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.beefmagazine.com_disaster_usda-2Dauthorizes-2Demergency-2Dgrazing-2Dcrp-2Dacres&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=3ebrb6TTVmkfT0ctyRhyNuoXvliitSmy_xaUKkCFJ1o&s=H5E7bM4W2M9QQ_F1rDT4UStI4MsJKpFKST5gbTNgWHA&e=>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 4/8/17 9:31 am
From: Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
Subject: Re: lesser prairie chickens
Thanks for this information. I viewed the greater prairie chicken lek at
the Switzer Ranch in Burwell Nebraska a couple weeks ago and it was
not only affordable (room, 2 meals, and the tour to the blinds - $160)
it was very informative. They work with the Nature Conservancy and
other organizations, and gave a slide show during dinner to talk about
the birds. The ranch owners were there, too, and enjoyable to talk to.
The Nature Conservancy does a remarkable job working with ranchers and
landowners to conserve habitat and promote stewardship. The ecotourism
aspect is a boon for them and for us! So sad about the devastating
fires this year, though, in OK and KS.
Here's the video I did of the greater prairie chickens: https://vimeo.com/210614047
I'll work on getting a good directional microphone for my Canon SX-60!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] lesser prairie chickens
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Date: Sat, April 08, 2017 9:05 am
To: <OKBIRDS...>

The fires have had a devastating effect on the birds. While fire
is a natural component of the ecosystem in this area the size and
intensity of the recent fires are not. When a fire is moving at
50-70 miles per hour wildlife and birds can't get out of the way.
Thousand of dead coyotes, antelope, chickens and other wildlife
perished, in addition to cattle.
Any lek you can set a blind up on will be on private property, so
paying for that privilege is unavoidable. Sue Selman's ranch
didn't burn, but due to the drought her leks have not had much
activity in recent years. She would be your primary contact to
arrange a private blind experience.
For the festival we also offer a "photographer's package" (which
is what you are referencing for $250) and that is held at Dick
Wilberforce's blind near Glazier, Texas. His ranch did burn in the
recent fires, so he is not taking people out at this time. We are
hoping that some birds will return by the time of the festival,
but at the moment don't know. His ranch was in the middle of a
300,000+ acre fire.
Dick's blind is permanent and only holds up to six people. To rent
it out privately (assuming the birds return) will be expensive.
Sue and Dick are the only ranchers who will allow individuals
access to their land with a blind to view the chickens. And for
both the income from that activity is a very important part of
their ranch economics, since they manage the land for wildlife.
John Kennington Tulsa Audubon Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival
Coordinator


On Apr 8, 2017 3:19 AM, "Cindy McIntyre" <cindy...>
wrote:

Wondering if the wildfires and the emergency grazing during
nesting season is affecting this year's prairie chickens? I
would like to see them (and videotape them without the noise
of photographers next to me) but not sure I can afford $250
for the Selman Ranch viewing. Any suggestions?

http://www.beefmagazine.com/disaster/usda-authorizes-emergency-grazing-crp-acres
 

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Date: 4/8/17 6:05 am
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Re: lesser prairie chickens
The fires have had a devastating effect on the birds. While fire is a
natural component of the ecosystem in this area the size and intensity of
the recent fires are not. When a fire is moving at 50-70 miles per hour
wildlife and birds can't get out of the way. Thousand of dead coyotes,
antelope, chickens and other wildlife perished, in addition to cattle.

Any lek you can set a blind up on will be on private property, so paying
for that privilege is unavoidable. Sue Selman's ranch didn't burn, but due
to the drought her leks have not had much activity in recent years. She
would be your primary contact to arrange a private blind experience.

For the festival we also offer a "photographer's package" (which is what
you are referencing for $250) and that is held at Dick Wilberforce's blind
near Glazier, Texas. His ranch did burn in the recent fires, so he is not
taking people out at this time. We are hoping that some birds will return
by the time of the festival, but at the moment don't know. His ranch was in
the middle of a 300,000+ acre fire.

Dick's blind is permanent and only holds up to six people. To rent it out
privately (assuming the birds return) will be expensive.

Sue and Dick are the only ranchers who will allow individuals access to
their land with a blind to view the chickens. And for both the income from
that activity is a very important part of their ranch economics, since they
manage the land for wildlife.

John Kennington
Tulsa Audubon
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival Coordinator



On Apr 8, 2017 3:19 AM, "Cindy McIntyre" <cindy...> wrote:

Wondering if the wildfires and the emergency grazing during nesting season
is affecting this year's prairie chickens? I would like to see them (and
videotape them without the noise of photographers next to me) but not sure
I can afford $250 for the Selman Ranch viewing. Any suggestions?

http://www.beefmagazine.com/disaster/usda-authorizes-
emergency-grazing-crp-acres

 

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Date: 4/8/17 1:19 am
From: Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
Subject: lesser prairie chickens
Wondering if the wildfires and the emergency grazing during nesting season is affecting this year's prairie chickens? I would like to see them (and videotape them without the noise of photographers next to me) but not sure I can afford $250 for the Selman Ranch viewing. Any suggestions?

http://www.beefmagazine.com/disaster/usda-authorizes-emergency-grazing-crp-acres
 

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Date: 4/7/17 1:54 pm
From: <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...>
Subject: CITE at Stinchcomb W
One male Cinnamon with 90 Blue-wings in the big pond.
 

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Date: 4/6/17 4:41 pm
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat 4-6-2017
Hello Everyone,


Mary and I did a survey at Hackberry Flat today. 13 shorebird species is
pretty good considering there is very little mud anywhere.... We dipped on
the Peregrine Falcon and Solitary Sandpiper but did get an early Willet and
2 BBWD's. As the water starts to draw down, we think the place is set up
to have a pretty awesomest migration this spring.


Goodest Birding,


Mary and Lou Truex

<ml2x1954...>

Lawton



Tillman - Hackberry Flat WMA Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US

Apr 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
63 species (+3 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 2 Dangling pinkish legs, White lateral
wing stripe, gray head and orange bill with dark black belly band. Seen in
flight coming up from the Mallard Unit.
Canada Goose 7
Gadwall 22
American Wigeon 14
Mallard 18
Blue-winged Teal 2400
Cinnamon Teal 6
Northern Shoveler 3000 Blocked counts of 50. Assuredly an
underestimated block count.
Northern Pintail 53
Green-winged Teal 750
Redhead 4
Lesser Scaup 2
Bufflehead 7
Hooded Merganser 4
Ruddy Duck 136
Pied-billed Grebe 9
Eared Grebe 57
Double-crested Cormorant 13
American Bittern 2
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 6
Cattle Egret 51
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
White-faced Ibis 4
Turkey Vulture 3
Northern Harrier 3
Swainson's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
King Rail 1 heard only
American Coot 725
Black-necked Stilt 71
American Avocet 31
American Golden-Plover 341
Killdeer 36
Long-billed Curlew 2
Least Sandpiper 6
Pectoral Sandpiper 6
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 Single legged
peep sp. 30
Long-billed Dowitcher 457
Wilson's Snipe 1
Wilson's Phalarope 7
Greater Yellowlegs 82
Willet 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 13
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 26
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 16
American Kestrel 4
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2
Loggerhead Shrike 3
Horned Lark 4
Barn Swallow 3
Marsh Wren 2
European Starling 1
Lark Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 12
Vesper Sparrow 7
Savannah Sparrow 33
Swamp Sparrow 4
Eastern Meadowlark 17
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 15
Yellow-headed Blackbird 18
Common Grackle 11
Great-tailed Grackle 37
Brown-headed Cowbird 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S35747563

 

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Date: 4/6/17 4:16 pm
From: <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...>
Subject: LIGU L Hefner

Looking East from Prairie Dog Pt toward red and white coms towers. Small gull with black underwings. Has been in flight almost continuously for 45 minutes.

Bill Diffin, OKC
 

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Date: 4/6/17 3:44 pm
From: <okiebirder...> <okiebirder...>
Subject: LIGU at L Hefner
In flight continuously looking east from Prairie Dog Pt in general direction of red and white communication tower. Adult with black underwings.

Bill Diffin, OKC
 

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Date: 4/6/17 1:20 pm
From: Steve Davis <spd8109...>
Subject: Tanglewood Motel phone #
FYI, for those who may want to rent a room at Tanglewood Motel in Frederick
for the OOS meeting, the phone number given in the OOS bulletin turns out
to be for the Water and Light office. The correct number for the motel is
1-580-335-7557.
--steve d.

 

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Date: 4/6/17 8:40 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Tallgrass Preserve and Grainola on 4-6-2017.
Hello All,

I went out to the Tallgrass Preserve and Grainola areas this morning. I had planned on waiting until this weekend, but the winds were light and it was mostly clear. I had 7 target birds and found all of them plus a prairie falcon. Highlights included:


Greater Prairie Chicken-2 leks east of Grainola

Prairie Falcon-1 just north of the Bison Loop at Tallgrass Preserve

American Golden Plover-at least 700-800 in a field about 3 miles south of Grainola

Upland Sandpiper-3

Whip-poor-will-2 on the east side of the Tallgrass Preserve

Vesper Sparrow-3

Grasshopper Sparrow-1

Henslow's Sparrow-4


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 4/6/17 7:53 am
From: Cook, Paul F. <pcook...>
Subject: Sod Farm
Lots of Uplands at the sod farm, Solitary HOLA and the usual others.

Paul F. Cook, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry
George Lynn Cross Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Oklahoma
101 Stephenson Parkway
Norman, OK 73019

405-325-4581
 

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Date: 4/5/17 3:06 pm
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: Overholser & Hefner
Checked the NE flats of Lake Overholser and around Prairie Dog Point +
the inlet at Lake Hefner and found the same 'stuff' - AW Pelicans, DC
Cormorants, Great Egret, A. Coots, A. Widgeons, N. Shovelers, N.
Pintails, Redheads (Hefner only), Mallards, GW & BW Teal.

L. Hefner received a nice water infusion after the recent rain, was
happy to see it. Rose Lake and the playas one mile west now have
water!

Matt Jung, OKC
 

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Date: 4/4/17 4:37 pm
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...>
Subject: Birds after storm
T-Storm moved through Tonkawa, when it was over, campus alive with Cedar Waxwings (400), robins (20), a Chimney Swift, Myrtle Warblers (11), and flock of Great-tailed Grackles flying by (50).

Gene

Gene Young
NOC Tonkawa

Gene Young Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/4/17 11:22 am
From: Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck
Andy, we have seen a Ruby-Throated with orange. 
Linda Adams


From: "Feldt, Andrew N." <afeldt...>
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck

John,
Thanks for the reply.  I, too, have seen the purple-pink patches and knew that they were iridescent.  I was simply unaware that this could ever show as golden and this was quite surprising to me.  For the hummingbird comparison, if we pick Ruby-throated as an example, we either see some variation of ruby or simply a dark color, depending on lighting and angle.  But, I have never seen a Ruby-throated with some other color (say, “orange”).  I would have expected that the iridescent colors on a Mourning Dove would be similarly restricted to those close to purple-pink.  I would be curious to know how common it is to see this golden color on a mourning dove.  And, I would also like to know the answer to your question about your question about whether this is a breeding feature.
In any case, I have learned something new today!  (One of my rules - learn something new each day!)
Andy FeldtNorman

On Apr 4, 2017, at 10:19 AM, John Hurd <jackhurd...> wrote:
Hi Andy,
I enjoyed that excellent photo of the Mourning Dove.
Male Morning Doves have iridescent, patches on their necks, that often appear purple-pink.  Because the feature is iridescent and not a true color its appearance changes depending on the angle of the light and the viewer.  At some light angles I have seen it look golden just like your photo.  Humming bird gorgets are also iridescent and as you have probably noticed don't show well at certain angles the suddenly appear to "flash on."
I have follow on question that I don't know the answer to maybe someone does:Is the Iridescent patch Mourning Doves a seasonal (breeding feature)? or is it always present?

Jack HurdOKC

From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Feldt, Andrew N. <afeldt...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 9:08 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck OK Birders,

On Saturday, I saw a Mourning Dove (in Cherry Creek Park in Norman) with a wash on each side of the neck that was golden in color.  I have never seen this before.  Is this something that can appear during breeding season, or was this this an odd bird?  I posted pictures yesterday on the OOS Facebook site but have not gotten a response there.

Andy Feldt




 

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Date: 4/4/17 8:59 am
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: Invitation to OOS Spring Meeting
The spring meeting of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society will be held
Friday through Sunday, May 5-7, at Hackberry Flat Center south of Frederick
Oklahoma. The Saturday evening banquet will feature guest speaker Jim Lish,
author of the critically acclaimed book Winter's Hawk: Red-tails on the
Southern Plains. On-site meeting check-in will be at Hackberry Flat Center
on Friday evening. At the registration event Nathan Kuhnert will give a
presentation on Window-based Building Design -- The Avian Hazard and Its
Mitigation based on his three years of personal research into window
strikes in downtown Oklahoma City. Field trips (and trip leaders) scheduled
for Saturday are: Hackberry Flat WMA I (Melynda Hickman, Wildlife Diversity
Biologist, ODWC), Hackberry Flat WMA II (Mary and Lou Truex, regular bird
surveyors at the WMA), and Southwest Oklahoma Specialties, Eldorado Area
(Sue and Kurt Meisenzahl, experienced southwest OK birders from Lawton, and
Jimmy Woodard, OOS President and top OK eBirder). On Sunday there will be
one or more trips to the Wichita Mountains (Truex/Meisenzahl/Woodard).
Since a multi-year drought ended in 2015, Hackberry Flat has flourished and
regained its place as one of the best birding destinations in Oklahoma.
Southwest Oklahoma provides a different resident bird community than found
elsewhere in the state. The Wichita Mountains are known for four bird
species difficult to find in any other public setting in OK: Black-capped
Vireo, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Canyon Wren and Rock Wren. Early May is a
prime period for shorebirds and Neotropical migrants, and a long list of
species is expected to be seen. Membership in OOS is not required to attend
the meeting, and there is no surcharge for non-members. For this meeting we
are offering lower than typical rates for the registration and banquet. The
rates for students are further reduced. Nearby accommodations are available
in Frederick, OK (two hotels), Vernon, TX (eight hotels) and at the
primitive camping area at Hackberry Flat. This meeting is a great
opportunity for current non-members of OOS to take a step up in commitment
to the study of birds and in wider participation in the Oklahoma birding
and ornithology community. We look forward to meeting you there.
For further information on the meeting, registration, local accommodations
and the interesting history of Hackberry Flat see the OOS web site at
www.okbirds.org. Those wishing to attend the banquet must register menu
choices by April 23.

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society

 

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Date: 4/4/17 8:32 am
From: Feldt, Andrew N. <afeldt...>
Subject: Re: Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck
John,

Thanks for the reply. I, too, have seen the purple-pink patches and knew that they were iridescent. I was simply unaware that this could ever show as golden and this was quite surprising to me. For the hummingbird comparison, if we pick Ruby-throated as an example, we either see some variation of ruby or simply a dark color, depending on lighting and angle. But, I have never seen a Ruby-throated with some other color (say, “orange”). I would have expected that the iridescent colors on a Mourning Dove would be similarly restricted to those close to purple-pink. I would be curious to know how common it is to see this golden color on a mourning dove. And, I would also like to know the answer to your question about your question about whether this is a breeding feature.

In any case, I have learned something new today! (One of my rules - learn something new each day!)

Andy Feldt
Norman

On Apr 4, 2017, at 10:19 AM, John Hurd <jackhurd...><mailto:<jackhurd...>> wrote:

Hi Andy,

I enjoyed that excellent photo of the Mourning Dove.

Male Morning Doves have iridescent, patches on their necks, that often appear purple-pink. Because the feature is iridescent and not a true color its appearance changes depending on the angle of the light and the viewer. At some light angles I have seen it look golden just like your photo. Humming bird gorgets are also iridescent and as you have probably noticed don't show well at certain angles the suddenly appear to "flash on."

I have follow on question that I don't know the answer to maybe someone does:
Is the Iridescent patch Mourning Doves a seasonal (breeding feature)? or is it always present?

Jack Hurd
OKC

________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>> on behalf of Feldt, Andrew N. <afeldt...><mailto:<afeldt...>>
Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 9:08 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck

OK Birders,

On Saturday, I saw a Mourning Dove (in Cherry Creek Park in Norman) with a wash on each side of the neck that was golden in color. I have never seen this before. Is this something that can appear during breeding season, or was this this an odd bird? I posted pictures yesterday on the OOS Facebook site but have not gotten a response there.

Andy Feldt

 

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Date: 4/4/17 8:20 am
From: John Hurd <jackhurd...>
Subject: Re: Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck
Hi Andy,


I enjoyed that excellent photo of the Mourning Dove.


Male Morning Doves have iridescent, patches on their necks, that often appear purple-pink. Because the feature is iridescent and not a true color its appearance changes depending on the angle of the light and the viewer. At some light angles I have seen it look golden just like your photo. Humming bird gorgets are also iridescent and as you have probably noticed don't show well at certain angles the suddenly appear to "flash on."

I have follow on question that I don't know the answer to maybe someone does:
Is the Iridescent patch Mourning Doves a seasonal (breeding feature)? or is it always present?

Jack Hurd
OKC

________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Feldt, Andrew N. <afeldt...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 9:08 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck

OK Birders,

On Saturday, I saw a Mourning Dove (in Cherry Creek Park in Norman) with a wash on each side of the neck that was golden in color. I have never seen this before. Is this something that can appear during breeding season, or was this this an odd bird? I posted pictures yesterday on the OOS Facebook site but have not gotten a response there.

Andy Feldt

 

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Date: 4/4/17 7:08 am
From: Feldt, Andrew N. <afeldt...>
Subject: Mourning Dove with golden wash on neck
OK Birders,

On Saturday, I saw a Mourning Dove (in Cherry Creek Park in Norman) with a wash on each side of the neck that was golden in color. I have never seen this before. Is this something that can appear during breeding season, or was this this an odd bird? I posted pictures yesterday on the OOS Facebook site but have not gotten a response there.

Andy Feldt
 

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Date: 4/3/17 9:08 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-3-2017
Hello All,

I walked the Pathfinder Parkway on Bartlesville from Silver Lake Road to Adams and back this morning. Highlights included:

Yellow-throated Vireo-1

Winter Wren-1

Hermit Thrush-1

Golden-Crowned Kinglet-2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet-6

Orange-crowned Warbler-2

Northern Parula-2

Myrtle Warbler-8

Yellow-throated Warbler-3

Louisiana Waterthrush-1

Eastern Towhee-2

Lincoln's Sparrow-6


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



 

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Date: 4/2/17 6:10 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Deep Fork NWR--Cussetah Bottoms, Apr 2, 2017
We had a nice mixed flock just down the road from the refuge headquarters where we found the Eastern Towhees and
the Nashville Warblers.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Deep Fork NWR--Cussetah Bottoms, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, US Apr 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
45 species

Canada Goose 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 4
Red-headed Woodpecker 15
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 35
American Crow 16
Fish Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 14
Tufted Titmouse 18
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 16
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 9
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2 two birds seen at close range next to the road in a feeding flock. gray heads, yellow underparts with white eye rings.
Northern Parula 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 20
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Common Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35654156

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 4/2/17 6:09 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Paden Sewage Ponds, Apr 2, 2017
We finally got Emily Muns a good look at a Pileated Woodpecker on a telephone pole right in town just a mere 25 yards
away! The one male Yellow-headed Blackbird mixed in with the grackles was a good surprise.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Paden Sewage Ponds, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, US Apr 2, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
51 species

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 16
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 7
Mourning Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 19
American Crow 12
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 5
American Robin 14
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 20
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Field Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Harris's Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 11
Eastern Meadowlark 7
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 35
Great-tailed Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 15

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35653635

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Date: 4/2/17 6:07 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Okemah Lake, Apr 2, 2017
I tried really hard to turn an aberrant winter Common Loon into a Pacific but was unsuccessful.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Okemah Lake, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, US
Apr 2, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
39 species

Canada Goose 6
Common Loon 5
Pied-billed Grebe 4
American White Pelican 100
Great Blue Heron 2
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 15
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
American Coot 85
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6
Mourning Dove 10
Red-bellied Woodpecker 12
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue Jay 18
American Crow 10
Fish Crow 4
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 8
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 10
American Robin 10
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 12
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Chipping Sparrow 12
Dark-eyed Junco 4
Northern Cardinal 16
Brown-headed Cowbird 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35653242

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 4/2/17 6:03 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Riverlands Trail, Apr 2, 2017
This is a nice place to take a short hike and enjoy the view of the bottomlands forest and the Deep Fork River
from the boardwalk.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Riverlands Trail, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, US Apr 2, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
36 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 10
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 4
Barred Owl 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 4
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue Jay 28
American Crow 10
Fish Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 15
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 14
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
American Robin 20
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Northern Parula 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Dark-eyed Junco 10
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 24
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35653035

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Date: 4/2/17 6:01 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Henryetta, Apr 2, 2017
Had a good day birding on the east side of the state with Emily Muns, Larry Mays and Nadine Varner. This was one
of our first stops on the day. No big surprises other than a close look at a Broad-winged Hawk.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Lake Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, US
Apr 2, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
60 species

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 25
Green-winged Teal 20
Lesser Scaup 8
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 61
Great Blue Heron 2
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 8
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 22
Killdeer 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 30
American Crow 10
Fish Crow 6
Tree Swallow 7
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 5
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 18
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 11
Cedar Waxwing 6
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Black-and-white Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
Chipping Sparrow 20
Field Sparrow 4
Lark Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 8
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Harris's Sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 16
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Eastern Meadowlark 4
Common Grackle 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35652831

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Date: 4/2/17 2:01 pm
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte...>
Subject: April Migration Report (2 of 2)
APRIL DEPARTURES



Canvasback April 10 - ALL

Greater Scaup April 10 - PAN, NW, SW, C,
SC, NE

Surf Scoter April 20 - NW, C, NE

Common Goldeneye April 10 - ALL

Common Merganser April 2 - ALL

Greater White-fronted Goose April 4 - All

Snow Goose April 8 - ALL

Ross's Goose April 1 - ALL

Cackling Goose April 1 - ALL

Red-throated Loon April 28 - C, NE

Pacific Loon April 28 - C, NE

Horned Grebe April 27 - ALL

Rough-legged Hawk April 20 - PAN, NW, NE

Bald Eagle April 1 - PAN, NW, SW,
SC

Sandhill Crane April 8 - ALL

Whooping Crane April 15 - NW rare in Alfalfa
Co. only, SW rare in Tillman Co only

Herring Gull April 15 - NW, SW, C,
SC, NE, SE

Dunlin April 20 - NW rare
west to Woods, Woodward, Dewey and Custer cos only, SW west to Washita,
Kiowa and Tillman cos only

Long-eared Owl April 18 - PAN, NW, SW, C, SC,
NE

Short-eared Owl April 22 - ALL

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker April 16 - ALL

Merlin April 28 - ALL

Say's Phoebe April 13 - NW, SW

Mountain Chickadee April 28 - PAN Cimarron Co only

Brown Creeper April 15 - ALL

Winter Wren April 10 - NW, SW, C, SC,
NE, SE

Golden-crowned Kinglet April 8 - ALL

Mountain Bluebird April 22 - PAN and April 1 - NW,
SW, C rare east to Kingfisher, Canadian and Grady cos only

Townsend's Solitaire April 28 - NW, SW, C rare east to
Logan, Oklahoma and Cleveland cos only

Hermit Thrush April 22 - NW, SW, C, SC,
NE, SE

Sage Thrasher April 25 - PAN Cimarron Co
only

Chestnut-collared Longspur April 12 - PAN, NW, SW, C, SC, NE rare
east to Osage and Pawnee cos only

McCown's Longspur April 3 - PAN, NW, SW, C rare east
to Kingfisher, Oklahoma and Cleveland cos only

Fox Sparrow April 9 - NW, SW, C, SC,
NE, SE

Song Sparrow April 17 - NW, SW, C,
NE<br>April 10 - SC, SE

Swamp Sparrow April 24 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

White-throated Sparrow April 27 - PAN

Dark-eyed Junco April 21 - ALL

Western Meadowlark April 5 - SC, NE, SE

Purple Finch April 25 - NW rare west
to Alfalfa, Major and Blaine Cos only, SW rare in Caddo and Comanche cos
only, C, SC, NE, SE

Red Crossbill April 9 - ALL





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: 4/2/17 2:00 pm
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte...>
Subject: April Migration Report (1 of 2)
Dear OKBirders,



April is an active month! The list is long so I'm sending Arrivals and
Departures in separate messages.



APRIL ARRIVALS



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck April 27 - C, SC Rare in Major Co. and
April 14 - Southern McCurtain Co. only

American White Pelican April 1 - PAN

Least Bittern April 16 - NW, SW, C, SC,
NE, SE

Tricolored Heron April 17 - Rare in Alfalfa
Co. only in NW, Rare in Canadian and Oklahoma Cos, only in C, Rare in
Johnston Co. only in SC, Rare in Bryan, Choctaw and S. McCurtain Cos. Only
in SE

Green Heron April 1 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE,
SE

Black-crowned Night-Heron April 15 - PAN

Common Loon April 3 - PAN

Neotropic Cormorant April 6 - NW, SW, C, SC, SE

Broad-winged Hawk April 2 - C, SC, NE, SE - Rare west
to Alfalfa, Major, Dewey and Blaine Cos. Only in NW; Caddo and Comanche Cos.
Only in SW

Glossy Ibis April 12 - NW, SW, C,
SE - Rare in Alfalfa and Major Cos. Only in NW; Rare in Tillman Co. only in
SW; Rare in Kingfisher and Canadian Cos. Only in C; Rare in S. McCurtain Co
only in SE

White-faced Ibis April 1 - ALL

Mississippi Kite April 20 - ALL - East to
Washington, Rogers, Wagoner and Muskogee Cos. Only

Spotted Sandpiper April 22 - PAN and April 10 - NW,
SW, C, SC, NE

Willet April 11 - ALL

Upland Sandpiper April 12 - PAN

Whimbrel April 22 - ALL

Hudsonian Godwit April 10 - NW west to Woods,
Woodward, Dewey and Custer Cos. Only, SW west to Washita, Kiowa and Tillman
Cos only, C, SC, NE, SE

Marbled Godwit April 7 - PAN, NW, SW, C, SC,
NE

Sanderling April 26 - ALL

Purple Gallinule April 23 - SE Rare in Bryan
and S. McCurtain Cos. Only

Common Gallinule April 1 - NW rare in Major Co only,
SW Rare in Tillman Co. only

Whooping Crane April 1 - NW rare in Alfalfa Co.
only, SW rare in Tillman Co only

Black-necked Stilt April 1 - PAN, C, SC, SE rare
in McCurtain Co only

American Avocet April 1 - PAN

Black-bellied Plover April 22 - ALL

Piping Plover April 13 - NW, SW, C, SC,
NE

Semipalmated Plover April 9 - ALL

Caspian Tern April 15 - ALL

White-rumped Sandpiper April 26 - ALL

Buff-breasted Sandpiper April 22 - NW west to Woods, Woodward,
Dewey and Custer cos only, SW west to Washita, Kiowa and Tillman cos only,
C, SC, NE, SE

Wilson's Snipe April 1 - PAN

Common Poorwill April 3 - PAN, NW east to Woods,
Ellis and Roger Mills cos, SW all except CottonCo and April 10 - C, SC, NE
rare east to Osage, Tulsa and Creek cos

Chuck-will's-widow April 6 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Eastern Whip-poor-will April 4 - NE west to Osage, Tulsa and
Okmulgee cos, SE west to Pittsburg, Atoka and Choctaw cos.

Black-chinned Hummingbird April 12 - PAN Cimarron Co only

Red-headed Woodpecker April 15 - PAN

Yellow-billed Cuckoo April 25 - ALL

Black-billed Cuckoo April 30 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Common Nighthawk April 25 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Olive-sided Flycatcher April 30 - ALL

Eastern Wood-Pewee April 20 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Acadian Flycatcher April 20 - SC Pontotoc,
Johnston and Marshall cos only, NE, SE

Least Flycatcher April 22 - ALL

Vermilion Flycatcher April 14 - PAN rare in
northwestern Cimarron Co only

Ash-throated Flycatcher April 15 - PAN Cimarron co and rare in
Texas and Beaver cos,NW rare in Blaine Co only, SW west to Comanche and
Tillman cos only

Great Crested Flycatcher April 13 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Cassin's Kingbird April 26 - PAN Northwestern
Cimarron co only

Western Kingbird April 21 - PAN and April 10 -
NW, SW, C, SC, NE all counties except Delaware, Cherokee and Adair, SE east
to Pittsburg, Atoka and western Choctaw cos only

Eastern Kingbird April 25 - PAN and April 14 -
NW, SW, C, SC, NE and April 7 - SE

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher April 8 - PAN

Bell's Vireo April 18 - NW, SW, C,
SC, NE, SE

Black-capped Vireo April 10 - SW Comanche Co only

Blue-headed Vireo April 20 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Warbling Vireo April 10 - ALL

Red-eyed Vireo April 7 - NW, SW west to
Washita, Kiowa and Tillman Cos only, C, SC, NE, SE

Tree Swallow April 1 - PAN, NW

Northern Rough-winged Swallow April 4 - PAN

Bank Swallow April 14 - ALL and April 19
- NE Ottawa Co only

Cliff Swallow April 6 - PAN

Cave Swallow April 20 - SW rare in
Comanche and Kiowa cos only

House Wren April 11 - PAN, NW and
April 4 - C, NE

Sedge Wren April 15 - C, SC

Marsh Wren April 14 - PAN

Veery April 27 - NE, SE

Gray-cheeked Thrush April 21 - C, SC, NE, SE

Swainson's Thrush April 16 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Hermit Thrush April 19 - PAN

Wood Thrush April 18 - SW rare in Caddo
and Comanche cos only, C, SC, NE, SE

Gray Catbird April 17 - ALL

Ovenbird April 12 - NW, SW, C,
SC, NE, SE and April 8 - NE Delaware and Adair cos only, SE Le Flore and
McCurtain cos only

Worm-eating Warbler April 14 - NE Ottawa, Delaware,
Cherokee and Adair cos only, SE Le Flore and McCurtain cos only

Northern Waterthrush April 21 - ALL

Blue-winged Warbler April 28 - NE rare in Delaware,
Cherokee, Adair and Sequoyah cos only

Prothonotary Warbler April 2 - NW Alfalfa and Major cos
only, C, SC, NE, SE

Swainson's Warbler April 14 - SE rare in McCurtain co
only

Tennessee Warbler April 19 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Orange-crowned Warbler April 22 - PAN

Nashville Warbler April 28 - PAN and April 8 -
NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Kentucky Warbler April 8 - C west to Logan,
Oklahoma and Cleveland cos only, SC Johnston and Pontotoc cos only, NE, SE

Common Yellowthroat April 28 - PAN and April 15 - NW and
April 7 - SW, C, NE

Hooded Warbler April 6 - SE Latimer, LeFlore,
Pushmataha and McCurtain cos only

American Redstart April 17 - ALL

Cerulean Warbler April 15 - NE rare in Delaware
and Cherokee cos only, SE rare in LeFlore and McCurtain cos only

Yellow Warbler April 27 - PAN and April 22 -
NW, C, NE and April 24 - SW and April 15 - SE

Chestnut-sided Warbler April 28 - SW rare in Comanche Co, C,
SC, NE, SE

Blackpoll Warbler April 27 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE,
SE

Palm Warbler April 20 - NE, SE

Yellow-rumped Warbler April 14 - PAN

Prairie Warbler April 17 - NE west to
Craig, Rogers, Tulsa, south Osage and Okmulgee cos only, SE

Black-throated Green Warbler April 5 - ALL

Wilson's Warbler April 22 - ALL

Yellow-breasted Chat April 17 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Green-tailed Towhee April 28 - PAN rare in Cimarron Co
only

Cassin's Sparrow April 9 - PAN, NW west to
Alfalfa and Major cos only, SW, C rare in Canadian Co only, SC rare in
Jefferson and Carter cos only

Bachman's Sparrow April 1 - NE rare in Osake, Creek,
Okmulgee and Delaware cos only, SE rare in Atoka, Pushmataha and McCurtain
cos only

Clay-colored Sparrow April 10 - PAN and April 1 - NW,
SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Brewer's Sparrow April 15 - PAN Cimarron Co only

Lark Sparrow April 6 - PAN

Black-throated Sparrow April 12 - PAN rare in Cimarron Co
only

Savannah Sparrow April 1 - PAN

Grasshopper Sparrow April 9 - PAN

Henslow's Sparrow April 7 - NE Osage, Washington,
Nowata and Craig cos only

Lincoln's Sparrow April 4 - PAN

White-throated Sparrow April 3 - PAN

Summer Tanager April 10 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Scarlet Tanager April 14 - NE west to Craig,
Mayes, Wagoner and Muskogee cos only, SE Le Flore, Pushmataha and McCurtain
cos only

Rose-breasted Grosbeak April 20 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Black-headed Grosbeak April 28 - PAN and April 28 - NW, SW

Blue Grosbeak April 20 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE,
SE

Lazuli Bunting April 30 - PAN and April
26 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE

Indigo Bunting April 30 - PAN and April 14
- NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Painted Bunting April 19 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE,
SE

Dickcissel April 18 - ALL

Bobolink April 29 - NW, C, SC,
NE, SE

Yellow-headed Blackbird April 1 - SE

Orchard Oriole April 12 - ALL

Bullock's Oriole April 18 - PAN, NW Harper,
Ellis and Roger Mills cos only, SW all counties except Caddo, east Comanche
and Cotton cos

Baltimore Oriole April 17 - NW, SW all
counties except Harmon, Greer and Jackson cos, C, SC, NE, SE

Lesser Goldfinch April 25 - PAN Cimarron Co
only, SW rare in Caddo and Comanche Cos only



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: 4/2/17 12:08 pm
From: Kristi Hendricks <hendricks.kristi...>
Subject: Re: Black Vultures
Thanks, Sandy! That is interesting.

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:

> Black Vultures numbers have greatly increased in the last few years to
> where they're quite common now.
>
> Sandy B.
>
> On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 12:56 PM Kristi Hendricks <
> <hendricks.kristi...> wrote:
>
>> Hello, all! I thought I'd note something I never saw before: two Black
>> Vultures feeding on the side of road in Newcastle, OK. I thought the
>> location was surprising. I also saw about 5 others circling in the air, but
>> didn't discern if Turkey or Black Vulture since I was driving and didn't
>> get a great look. But this was at 1:40 pm yesterday off HWY 62 as I was
>> headed south. Is it odd to see Black Vultures there? I see Turkey Vultures
>> all the time.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>
>

 

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Date: 4/2/17 11:44 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Black Vultures
Black Vultures numbers have greatly increased in the last few years to
where they're quite common now.

Sandy B.

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 12:56 PM Kristi Hendricks <hendricks.kristi...>
wrote:

> Hello, all! I thought I'd note something I never saw before: two Black
> Vultures feeding on the side of road in Newcastle, OK. I thought the
> location was surprising. I also saw about 5 others circling in the air, but
> didn't discern if Turkey or Black Vulture since I was driving and didn't
> get a great look. But this was at 1:40 pm yesterday off HWY 62 as I was
> headed south. Is it odd to see Black Vultures there? I see Turkey Vultures
> all the time.
>
> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 4/2/17 10:56 am
From: Kristi Hendricks <hendricks.kristi...>
Subject: Black Vultures
Hello, all! I thought I'd note something I never saw before: two Black Vultures feeding on the side of road in Newcastle, OK. I thought the location was surprising. I also saw about 5 others circling in the air, but didn't discern if Turkey or Black Vulture since I was driving and didn't get a great look. But this was at 1:40 pm yesterday off HWY 62 as I was headed south. Is it odd to see Black Vultures there? I see Turkey Vultures all the time.

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Date: 4/1/17 2:48 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Apr 1, 2017
I took a quick ride thru the park and had a few nice birds.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US Apr 1, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
35 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) 10
Mallard (Domestic type) 8
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1 adult fishing in Soldier Creek.
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 1
Upland Sandpiper 4 in flight over SE 15th and Douglas.
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 10
Mourning Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 12
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 20
Cedar Waxwing 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Field Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Great-tailed Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 7
House Sparrow 14

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35618391

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Date: 4/1/17 2:19 pm
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat Friday.
A friend and I birded at Hackberry Flat yesterday; lots of water there !!

We saw thousands of Long-billed Dowitchers in a flooded agricultural
field just south of the south boundary road.

Avocets, BN Stilts and dark Ibis were back and we saw a FOS American
Bittern and some Cattle Egrets. Other shorebirds were both Yellowlegs,
Solitary & Least Sandpipers.

West of SH-54, along the south side of CR-EW1880, we counted 6
Burrowing Owls, first year for me to find this species along this
road. We saw 2 Great Horned Owls and a single Barn Owl in the vicinity
of the old Cotton Gin.

Counted 3 Loggerhead Shrikes, matching a high count of this species
for me at HF.

Matt Jung, OKC
 

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Date: 4/1/17 1:10 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Re: Friday Birds
It looks like the entire link didn't get copied:

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

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Bill Carrell <
<cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> Friday morning, saw my FOY Osprey at Lake Yahola. Also saw two
> Orange-Crowned Warblers in the Oxley North Woods, the previously heard
> White-Eyed Vireo also put in an appearance. In the afternoon, heard a
> Yellow-Throated Vireo at Bixhoma Lake, also saw a somewhat unexpected
> breeding-plumage Common Loon on the lake (it also called several times). I
> added a few pictures of it to my Pbase recent gallery, along with a Tufted
> Titmouse series, also from Bixhoma:
>
> ww.pbase.com/lctsimages/recent
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
>
>

 

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Date: 4/1/17 6:26 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Friday Birds
Hello All,

Friday morning, saw my FOY Osprey at Lake Yahola. Also saw two
Orange-Crowned Warblers in the Oxley North Woods, the previously heard
White-Eyed Vireo also put in an appearance. In the afternoon, heard a
Yellow-Throated Vireo at Bixhoma Lake, also saw a somewhat unexpected
breeding-plumage Common Loon on the lake (it also called several times). I
added a few pictures of it to my Pbase recent gallery, along with a Tufted
Titmouse series, also from Bixhoma:

ww.pbase.com/lctsimages/recent

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 3/31/17 6:33 pm
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat 3-31-2017
Hello Everyone,

Mary and I had a meeting to attend at Hackberry Flat this morning so we
went down a little early and drove the roads to see what the new water
looked like.....it looks awesomest! All the units are conservation pool
full so there will now be plenty of water for the spring OOS meeting for
sure whether it rains another drop or not. I was surprised to see so many
shore birds in the 1.5 hours we drove around so that is a good sign as
well. Here's our list......

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
<ml2x1954...>

Tillman - Hackberry Flat Birding, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Mar 31, 2017 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
38 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose X
Gadwall X
American Wigeon X
Mallard X
Blue-winged Teal X
Cinnamon Teal X
Northern Shoveler X
Northern Pintail X
Green-winged Teal X
Ruddy Duck X
Northern Bobwhite X
Pied-billed Grebe X
Eared Grebe X
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Glossy/White-faced Ibis 5
Turkey Vulture 1
Northern Harrier 3
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot X
Black-necked Stilt 2
American Avocet 16
American Golden-Plover 26
Killdeer 30
Upland Sandpiper 4
Least Sandpiper 10
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
peep sp. 50
Long-billed Dowitcher 1700 Blocked in 25's. Winter plumages, long
bills, feeding basically vertically.
Greater Yellowlegs X
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Franklin's Gull 12
Ring-billed Gull 7
American Kestrel 2
Loggerhead Shrike 2
Barn Swallow 6
Vesper Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Yellow-headed Blackbird 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S35596063

 

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Date: 3/31/17 9:45 am
From: Loraine Richmond <natrea...>
Subject: Scissortail
FOS Scissortail at Lake Eufaula State Park today.

Sent from my Fire
 

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Date: 3/31/17 7:39 am
From: Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
Subject: Black-chinned hummingbird
Male black-chinned hummingbird at my backyard feeder in NE Lawton this morning. They may have arrived earlier as the nectar has gone down, but this is the first one I saw. Making fresh nectar!
 

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