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2/22/20 4:36 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Spring Migrants on the Pathfinder Parkway this Afternoon.
2/22/20 4:25 pm Landon Neumann <landonneumann25...> Iceland Gull, Red-necked Grebe, Surf Scoter, McCown's Longspur
2/21/20 6:04 pm HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...> Re: Red Slough today
2/21/20 5:56 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough today
2/19/20 7:06 pm HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...> Stinchcomb west today 2/19
2/17/20 5:59 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough today
2/14/20 5:37 pm David Latham <davidhlatham...> Re: Eastern Bluebird Communal Roosting,
2/14/20 5:24 pm HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...> Re: Interesting bird behavior this winter
2/14/20 4:15 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Interesting bird behavior this winter
2/14/20 9:02 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Pine Grosbeak
2/14/20 8:36 am David Arbour <arbour...> Pine Grosbeak
2/13/20 4:42 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Tuxedo Road ponds, Feb 13, 2020
2/13/20 10:42 am Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> Lake Hefner today
2/13/20 9:54 am Don Glass <dglass...> OOS Special Projects
2/10/20 8:53 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Placing Purple Martin Houses - Purple Martin Conservation Association
2/8/20 5:54 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Woodcock
2/7/20 6:16 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Sandhill Cranes
2/7/20 12:00 pm Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> Lake Hefner 'oddities' today
2/5/20 9:27 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> January Photos
2/2/20 6:56 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Sunday Birds
2/2/20 2:48 pm Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: February Migration Report
2/2/20 1:55 pm J Robert Gray <000000d5de20bdf6-dmarc-request...> Re: February Migration Report
2/1/20 4:55 pm Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> Lake Hefner yesterday and today
2/1/20 2:15 pm Patricia Velte <pvelte...> February Migration Report
1/31/20 8:29 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough
1/29/20 7:27 am Hollis Price <hollis...> White-winged Doves
1/28/20 6:01 pm 22mgoose <22mgoose...> Vortex Diamondback spotting scope
1/26/20 7:48 pm Cheryl Kilpatrick <dr.k_psych...> Re: Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count - Saturday February 1
1/24/20 5:15 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Soldier Creek Industrial Park Recreational Trail, Jan 24, 2020
1/24/20 2:41 pm Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> Lake Hefner BC Night-Heron
1/23/20 6:59 pm Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: Black Scoter at Red Slough!
1/23/20 6:43 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Black Scoter at Red Slough!
1/23/20 3:21 pm mike <fishinorbirding...> Information change to my account
1/23/20 2:18 pm Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> BC Night-Heron
1/22/20 3:56 pm Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count - Saturday February 1
1/22/20 11:40 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Northern Tulsa County on 1-21-2020
 
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Date: 2/22/20 4:36 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Spring Migrants on the Pathfinder Parkway this Afternoon.
Hello All,
Mary and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this afternoon from Silver Lake Road to the ponds and back. 3 turkey vultures were seen soaring over between the bridge and the ponds, then later, near the ponds, 2 black vultures soared overhead. Later, 4 turkey vultures flew over just north of the ponds and on the way back, 2 black vultures flew over at the bridge.

Mark Peterson
Bartlesville

 

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Date: 2/22/20 4:25 pm
From: Landon Neumann <landonneumann25...>
Subject: Iceland Gull, Red-necked Grebe, Surf Scoter, McCown's Longspur
Zach Poland and I birded several SW and central OK spots today.

Had 100+ McCown's Longspurs at the Comanche Red River Casino in Cotton Co.
Hackberry FWA had 6 species of shorebirds - best being American Avocet.
Good numbers of dabblers present.

Stopped by Lake Hefner had an adult Surf Scoter at Prairie Dog Point and
then Red-necked Grebe and Iceland Gull (Thayer's 1st cyle) along the dam.

Landon Neumann
Stillwater, OK

 

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Date: 2/21/20 6:04 pm
From: HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Red Slough today
As far as ? early arrivals go?, I have been seeing orange crowned warblers in my yard in west Edmond for a couple weeks. On a field trip to Ft.Cobb lake on Feb 15 we saw a pair of blue-gray gnatcatchers, as well as orange crowned warbler.

Hal Yocum

> On February 21, 2020 at 8:55 PM David Arbour <arbour...> wrote:
>
>
> 6 Tree Swallows and 2 Neotropic Cormorants were present at Red Slough today.
>
>
>
> David Arbour
>
> De Queen, AR
>




 

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Date: 2/21/20 5:56 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough today
6 Tree Swallows and 2 Neotropic Cormorants were present at Red Slough today.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 2/19/20 7:06 pm
From: HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...>
Subject: Stinchcomb west today 2/19
I walked Stinchcomb west today from 9:30 to 12:30. 43 sightings & 2 heard( red shouldered hawk flyover calling and barred owl). The more interesting sightings were: 12 ducks, 7 sparrows and woodpeckers

Ducks: mallard

gadwall- few

shoveler ( many

red head ( only 1 group of 5)

bufflehead

scaup ( both lesser and several that I though were greater- long distance even with my scope)

common goldeneye ( only saw 1 for sure)

ring neck ( only a few)

green winged teal- many

n. pintail( the most common duck species there by far)

CINNAMON TEAL (1 PAIR, seen near the far north end in the farest small pond in the cow pastures with shovelers)

hooded merganser (Few)

Sparrows: Harris

fox (3)

savannah

vesper ( only 1)

white crowned

Lincoln

song

house

woodpeckers: downy, red bellied and hairy(1), plus many flickers ( 12+)

The rest were expected winter birds.

Hal Yocum






 

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Date: 2/17/20 5:59 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough today
3 Tree Swallows were present at Red Slough today as was an Anhinga (the one
that has been here since December) and two Neotropic Cormorants sitting in
the trees on Pintail Lake where they nested last year.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 2/14/20 5:37 pm
From: David Latham <davidhlatham...>
Subject: Re: Eastern Bluebird Communal Roosting,
just thinking today i should add to my bluebird boxes, that the time is
right.

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 5:12 PM Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> wrote:

> We have discussed before the value of nest boxes for winter roosting
> Eastern
> Bluebirds and other cavity nesters. In Northern Arizona there were 32
> pygmy
> nuthatches roosting in a single Ponderosa Pine cavity. Six is most I have
> had roosting in a box at one time. The value of nest boxes for roosting
> cannot be overemphasized. Also it is time to get your purple martin boxes
> ready and bluebird boxes maintained and other nest boxes ready. Cavity
> nesters are checking out the boxes now.
>
> https://youtu.be/iSff1T4b5_U
>
> Jerry Wayne Davis
> Hot Springs, AR
>

 

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Date: 2/14/20 5:24 pm
From: HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Interesting bird behavior this winter
Hi Jimmy,

I have seen several OTHER HAWKS eating roadkill - red shouldered, RED TAILED, COOPERS, but never a harrier. The coopers was eating on a roadkilled great horned owl out on county line . Red shouldered on a opposum here in my neighborhood streets.

Hal

> On February 14, 2020 at 7:12 PM Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> wrote:
>
>
> Jerry Vanbebber and I witnessed a male Common Grackle eating a decent sized frog at Mohawk Park on Thursday Feb 13th. I saw the bird fly up from the ground
>
> near Bird Creek close to the entrance of Oxley Nature Center. We saw it perch in a tree and start picking at and eating some of the frog. I couldn’t tell for sure
>
> but I think the frog was a tree frog.
>
>
>
> Also, twice this winter, I have seen male Harriers scavenging roadkills in the panhandle and far northwestern OK. One roadkill appeared to be a skunk but
>
> I couldn’t tell what the other one was. My literature research only found one reference to Harriers eating carrion. Have others witnessed this behavior?
>
> I’ve birded for 30+ years and have never seen harriers scavenging. Now, twice in a few weeks, I have seen this behavior.
>
>
>
>
>
> Jimmy Woodard
>
> Midwest City, OK
>




 

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Date: 2/14/20 4:15 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Interesting bird behavior this winter
Jerry Vanbebber and I witnessed a male
Common Grackle eating a decent sized frog at Mohawk Park on Thursday Feb
13th. I saw the bird fly up from the ground

near Bird Creek close to the entrance of Oxley Nature Center.
We saw it perch in a tree and start picking at and eating some of the frog.
I couldn't tell for sure

but I think the frog was a tree frog.



Also, twice this winter, I have seen male Harriers scavenging
roadkills in the panhandle and far northwestern OK. One roadkill appeared to
be a skunk but

I couldn't tell what the other one was. My literature research
only found one reference to Harriers eating carrion. Have others witnessed
this behavior?

I've birded for 30+ years and have never seen harriers
scavenging. Now, twice in a few weeks, I have seen this behavior.





Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 2/14/20 9:02 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Pine Grosbeak
Wow!

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:33 AM David Arbour <arbour...> wrote:

> Pine Grosbeak in Edmond:
>
>
>
>
> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1483404065169814&set=gm.2574366459358571&type=3&theater&ifg=1
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_photo.php-3Ffbid-3D1483404065169814-26set-3Dgm.2574366459358571-26type-3D3-26theater-26ifg-3D1&d=DwMFAg&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=EV7U-h15u7ZsaqztWba_TFsSm-WmVn0TX58vR8eaYDQ&s=H87_YspoQc2xbIzGNEVFpaqUOdrzjLEGTXLY8lO_RDQ&e=>
>
>
>
> David
>

 

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Date: 2/14/20 8:36 am
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Pine Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak in Edmond:



https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1483404065169814
<https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1483404065169814&set=gm.25743664593
58571&type=3&theater&ifg=1> &set=gm.2574366459358571&type=3&theater&ifg=1



David


 

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Date: 2/13/20 4:42 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Tuxedo Road ponds, Feb 13, 2020
-----Original Message-----
From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...>
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:23 PM
To: <j.woodard...>
Subject: eBird Report - Tuxedo Road ponds, Feb 13, 2020

Tuxedo Road ponds, Washington, Oklahoma, US Feb 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: Jerry Vanbebber and i made a visit to the Tuxedo Road area ponds to search for the swans. Not even a flat tire on the return into Bartlesville would take away from the sighting of 13 Trumpeters Swans!
23 species

Canada Goose 10
Trumpeter Swan 13 Previously reported birds. Very large birds with large, long, sloping black bills. No obvious yellow on the bills but the view was thru a scope at long distance from the pond.
Northern Shoveler 20
Gadwall 10
Mallard 6
Ring-necked Duck 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 2
Northern Harrier 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 1
European Starling 10
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Robin 20
House Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco 25
Savannah Sparrow 15
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Northern Cardinal 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S64432699

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

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Date: 2/13/20 10:42 am
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: Lake Hefner today
At the bay behind the Fire Station were six Black-crowned Night-Herons, one
was in juvenal plumage. A seventh was located along the inlet canal west of
the bridge. Did not locate the Great Egret from last week.

Matt Jung, OKC

 

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Date: 2/13/20 9:54 am
From: Don Glass <dglass...>
Subject: OOS Special Projects
Hello Birders,

This is just a final reminder that grant proposals for OOS special projects are due on March 1, 2020. That is just 16 days away! These grants are for anyone doing research or projects relating to Oklahoma birds. The projects are judged by a committee of OOS members and if awarded can provide $500.00 worth of funding to students, researchers, individuals, or civic groups proposing to do work that promotes the observation, study, and conservation of Oklahoma birds. The requirements and criteria for these projects can be found at the OOS website www.okbirds.org under the special projects tab. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at the following email or phone number.

Thanks and hopefully you or one of your students will consider submitting a proposal.

Don Glass

OOS Special Projects Chair

<dglass...><mailto:<dglass...>

918-230-1154


 

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Date: 2/10/20 8:53 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Placing Purple Martin Houses - Purple Martin Conservation Association
Purple Martin Scouts are likely to be arriving in a week or two. If you have a purple martin box up, it is time to have it cleaned out, have in good repair, and ready. Everyone that wants purple matins will not get them because they are declining world wide. If you have birds do everything need to keep them. Purple Martin nest gourds have a higher occupancy rate than boxes with close compartments. They spend their winters in Brazil and come back to the same house they used before should they make it across the Gulf and it is acceptable. Be a good landlord and not a wildlife slumlord. You may have to control House Sparrows and Starlings and provide predator guards. The Purple Martin Conservation Association has important information about all aspects of purple martin management.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR

https://www.purplemartin.org/purple-martins/attracting/
 

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Date: 2/8/20 5:54 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Woodcock
Hello All,

Stopped on the way home from work to look for Woodcocks at the Oxley gate.
Heard one or two "peents" around 6:20, then one flyover about two minutes
later, and that was the whole show for the evening. Also saw 15 Wood Ducks
fly by while I was waiting.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 2/7/20 6:16 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Sandhill Cranes
Hello All,

The Sandhill Cranes (30) along 56th St N continued this morning, on the
north side of the road just west of the sod farms.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 2/7/20 12:00 pm
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: Lake Hefner 'oddities' today
In the cove behind the Fire Station where 3 Black-crowned Night-Herons, all
sleeping,

A Great Egret was standing in the inlet-canal just west of the bridge in
the company of many mallards.

Matt Jung, OKC

 

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Date: 2/5/20 9:27 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: January Photos
Hello All,

Took advantage of a snow day to catch up on adding photos from January to
my Pbase site. Included are picture from Cimarron County, Tundra Swans from
the Tallgrass Prairie, and a couple of oddities: A leucistic American Robin
from Mohawk Park, a couple of possible Canada X Barnacle Geese and a
possible Cackling X Barnacle Goose from Sunset Lake in Guymon.

https://pbase.com/lctsimages/recent


Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 2/2/20 6:56 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Sunday Birds
Hello All,

The Sandhill Cranes near the 56th st N sod farms first reported on Ebird
were stil present as of 10:30 this morning. When I drove back by about 20
minutes later, I did not see them. Earlier at Oxley, saw a Leconte's
Sparrow along the prairie trail.

Later at Spartan field (near 89th E Ave and Latimer), saw another
Leconte's, one Smith's Longspur and one Sedge Wren.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 2/2/20 2:48 pm
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: February Migration Report
Our OKC Audubon field trip to Ft. Cobb had a flight of about 75 Sandhills fly over headed north.
Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 2, 2020, at 3:52 PM, J Robert Gray <000000d5de20bdf6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Saw 200+ Sandhills Cranes 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Hwy 283 and US60/OK 51 yesterday afternoon near Arnett
>
> Rob Gray
> Tulsa
>
>
>>> On Feb 1, 2020, at 4:13 PM, Patricia Velte <pvelte...> wrote:
>>>
>> 
>> Hello OKBirders,
>>
>> Below is the migration information for February. This information is derived from the 2014 / Sixth Edition of the Date Guide. Next month’s report will be taken from the latest Date Guide: 2019 / Seventh Edition.
>>
>> FEBRUARY ARRIVALS
>>
>> Blue-winged Teal February 20 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE
>> Cinnamon Teal February 20 - C, SC, NE, NW, SW
>> Turkey Vulture February 16 - PAN, NW, SW, C, NE
>> Lesser Yellowlegs February 19 - SW, SE
>> Sandhill Crane February 22 - PAN, C, SC, NE
>> Fish Crow February 15 - C west to Payne, Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain cos only, SC Pontotoc, Johnston and Marshall cos only
>> Purple Martin February 26 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE
>> Tree Swallow February 26 - SC, NE, SE
>> American Pipit February 26 - PAN
>> Sprague's Pipit February 28 - ALL
>>
>> FEBRUARY DEPARTURES
>>
>> Northern Goshawk February 26 - PAN
>>
>> 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...>
>> Oklahoma City, OK
>>

 

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Date: 2/2/20 1:55 pm
From: J Robert Gray <000000d5de20bdf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: February Migration Report
Saw 200+ Sandhills Cranes 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Hwy 283 and US60/OK 51 yesterday afternoon near Arnett

Rob Gray
Tulsa


> On Feb 1, 2020, at 4:13 PM, Patricia Velte <pvelte...> wrote:
>
> 
> Hello OKBirders,
>
> Below is the migration information for February. This information is derived from the 2014 / Sixth Edition of the Date Guide. Next month’s report will be taken from the latest Date Guide: 2019 / Seventh Edition.
>
> FEBRUARY ARRIVALS
>
> Blue-winged Teal February 20 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE
> Cinnamon Teal February 20 - C, SC, NE, NW, SW
> Turkey Vulture February 16 - PAN, NW, SW, C, NE
> Lesser Yellowlegs February 19 - SW, SE
> Sandhill Crane February 22 - PAN, C, SC, NE
> Fish Crow February 15 - C west to Payne, Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain cos only, SC Pontotoc, Johnston and Marshall cos only
> Purple Martin February 26 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE
> Tree Swallow February 26 - SC, NE, SE
> American Pipit February 26 - PAN
> Sprague's Pipit February 28 - ALL
>
> FEBRUARY DEPARTURES
>
> Northern Goshawk February 26 - PAN
>
> 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...>
> Oklahoma City, OK
>

 

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Date: 2/1/20 4:55 pm
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: Lake Hefner yesterday and today
Saw loads of Canada Geese both days, at Stars and Stripes Park, at the bay
behind the fire station and Prairie Dog Point.

Ducks seen were Canvasback (3), Gadwall, Bufflehead, American Wigeon - just
1, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Mallard, Common Merganser pair.
There were about 30 pelicans fishing in the bay mentioned.

At or near the inlet I found a handful of A. Robins, two E. Bluebirds, one
Downy Woodpecker, several House Finches, YR Warblers & a single N.
Flicker.

Around Prairie Dog were Pied-billed and Horned Grebe (~80), lots of coots,
some RB Gulls.

Matt Jung, OKC

 

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Date: 2/1/20 2:15 pm
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte...>
Subject: February Migration Report
Hello OKBirders,



Below is the migration information for February. This information is derived
from the 2014 / Sixth Edition of the Date Guide. Next month's report will
be taken from the latest Date Guide: 2019 / Seventh Edition.



FEBRUARY ARRIVALS



Blue-winged Teal February 20 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Cinnamon Teal February 20 - C, SC, NE, NW, SW

Turkey Vulture February 16 - PAN, NW, SW, C, NE

Lesser Yellowlegs February 19 - SW, SE

Sandhill Crane February 22 - PAN, C, SC, NE

Fish Crow February 15 - C west to Payne,
Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain cos only, SC Pontotoc, Johnston and Marshall
cos only

Purple Martin February 26 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Tree Swallow February 26 - SC, NE, SE

American Pipit February 26 - PAN

Sprague's Pipit February 28 - ALL



FEBRUARY DEPARTURES



Northern Goshawk February 26 - PAN



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/
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.okbirds.org_&d=DwMF
Ag&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWK
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_QNz8kY9xkVcIXMGe3x8InG4YduLDOTGoQ&e=> , 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: 1/31/20 8:29 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough
An Anhinga and a Neotropic Cormorant were present yesterday on Otter Lake at
Red Slough. The Anhinga has been around since December and the cormorant is
a first record for January. Both species often return to Red Slough in late
February.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 1/29/20 7:27 am
From: Hollis Price <hollis...>
Subject: White-winged Doves
I have 14 white winged doves on my platform feeder this morning.

Hollis Price
NE of Jones
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/28/20 6:01 pm
From: 22mgoose <22mgoose...>
Subject: Vortex Diamondback spotting scope
Any body using Diamondback 20x60-80 ?
Pros and cons ?

Or 500.00 or less spotting scope for birding .
Something you have put your hands on and use.
Pros and cons ?
Thanks
Goose
 

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Date: 1/26/20 7:48 pm
From: Cheryl Kilpatrick <dr.k_psych...>
Subject: Re: Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count - Saturday February 1
I plan to come over for the count. Cheryl K

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On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 5:54 PM, Mia Revels<0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> wrote: Hello Oklahoma Birders!

The Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday February 1 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. I hope that many of you can make it over to bird with us.   If you haven't visited the Nickel Preserve yet, this is a great opportunity to bird in 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 adjacent to some areas: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/oklahoma/placesweprotect/j-t-nickel-family-nature-and-wildlife-preserve.xmlWe will meet at the new Edmondson Public Access Area  (formerly known as Combs Public Access Area) just east of the new combs bridge. Turn off Hwy 10 just a few miles northeast of Tahlequah to get there. I will pass out bird checklists/maps and we will organize into groups with assigned areas to cover.  After a lovely day of counting birds, we will all meet at the Preserve Headquarters at 2:00 pm for Hot Soup and Bread! The soup will not be vegetarian, but it will not contain red meat and will be gluten free.  Please feel free to contribute a dessert, bread, or side dish, but do not feel at all obligated to do so. Also, if you want to drink something other than water, please BYO. After feasting, we will compile a species list for the day (with numbers to be tabulated later).  I look forward to seeing you there!  Also, if you can let me know that you are coming, that would help a lot with planning groups. Thanks!
Happy Birding!
Mia
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Date: 1/24/20 5:15 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Soldier Creek Industrial Park Recreational Trail, Jan 24, 2020
Took a walk at the SCIP trails this morning. Nothing surprising but the Wood Duck pair
was nice. Also, the Black Vultures coming off a roost were a cool sight. They have been
here for awhile.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Soldier Creek Industrial Park Recreational Trail, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US Jan 24, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
30 species

Wood Duck 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 4
Ring-billed Gull 350
Black Vulture 12 all black vultures with short tails and whitish wing patches. Came off a probably roost area along Crutcho Creek between NE 23rd and 36th. Saw them in a kettle several times near the NE 36th Street dump.
Turkey Vulture 3 flew right over me.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
American Kestrel 2
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 16
Carolina Chickadee 11
Tufted Titmouse 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Carolina Wren 4
European Starling 90
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Robin 60
Cedar Waxwing 45
House Sparrow 20
American Goldfinch 4
Dark-eyed Junco 22
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 9
Spotted Towhee 2
Great-tailed Grackle 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 30
Northern Cardinal 40

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S63741593

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

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Date: 1/24/20 2:41 pm
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: Lake Hefner BC Night-Heron
The Black-crowned Night-Heron was still located in the cove behind the fire
station, it had moved just one tree east from yesterday. The Common
Merganser pair was resting on submerged rocks in the inlet canal just north
of the Lake Hefner Drive bridge.

Matt Jung OKC

 

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Date: 1/23/20 6:59 pm
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Black Scoter at Red Slough!
Dave, over the last 3 years we have had all 3 scoters on Lake Hefner. All 3 in 2019. 2 of the 4 seen in early 2020.
Hal Yocum

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> On Jan 23, 2020, at 8:40 PM, David Arbour <arbour...> wrote:
>
> 
> I found a female/immature type Black Scoter on Otter Lake at Red Slough WMA this afternoon. This is species 322 for the Red Slough bird list. Our last new species was a Surf Scoter a little over a year ago on the same lake.
>
> David Arbour
> De Queen, AR

 

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Date: 1/23/20 6:43 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Black Scoter at Red Slough!
I found a female/immature type Black Scoter on Otter Lake at Red Slough WMA
this afternoon. This is species 322 for the Red Slough bird list. Our last
new species was a Surf Scoter a little over a year ago on the same lake.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 1/23/20 3:21 pm
From: mike <fishinorbirding...>
Subject: Information change to my account
Hi everyone,

In an effort to do way with an old email account,
<m.b.ludewig...>, I have changed my OKbirds email account
to: <fishinorbirding...> and will send all my future reports,
questions, etc from this “name”.

You might get the idea that I also like to fish as much as I like to
watch and (try to) photograph birds. On those beautiful days when
the birds are active, I also know (from experience) that the fish will
be biting; hence the conundrum in my email “name”. I often
“solve” this “problem” by going fishing and bird watching from
the boat – some of my fishin’ buddies have threated to thrown me
off the boat if I don’t pay more attention to the fish.

At any rate, you will continue to receive the same professional, sage,
birding experiences from me as always, such as:

“I think I saw ….”

“It might have been…”

“it had red, green, and blue spots, any ideas ?”

“it’s song sounded like ….”

“the location was near or almost in NE OK”

Well, you get the idea. But, I’m always here for YOU, the
birdwatching community and

It’s not lying, if I think it’s true!

Reporting from Claremore and sometime McGee Creek Lake (SE OK, about 3
miles north of Farris, OK) ---

Assuming I see some birds before the year ends (where are they?)

Mike Ludewig

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Date: 1/23/20 2:18 pm
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: BC Night-Heron
Around 1:30 pm today I found and photographed one sleeping Black-crowned
Night-Heron at Lake Hefner, in the cove behind the fire station.

At the inlet canal were a small group of foraging mixed birds and the male
Common Merganser:
Eastern Bluebird
Carolina Chickadee
House Finch pair
Downy Woodpecker

Matt Jung, OKC

 

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Date: 1/22/20 3:56 pm
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count - Saturday February 1
Hello Oklahoma Birders!

The Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday February 1 from
8:00 am to 2:00 pm. I hope that many of you can make it over to bird with
us.

If you haven't visited the Nickel Preserve yet, this is a great opportunity
to bird in 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 adjacent to some areas:
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/oklahoma/placesweprotect/j-t-nickel-family-nature-and-wildlife-preserve.xml

We will meet at the new Edmondson Public Access Area (formerly known as
Combs Public Access Area) just east of the new combs bridge. Turn off Hwy
10 just a few miles northeast of Tahlequah to get there. I will pass out
bird checklists/maps and we will organize into groups with assigned areas
to cover.

After a lovely day of counting birds, we will all meet at the Preserve
Headquarters at 2:00 pm for Hot Soup and Bread! The soup will not be
vegetarian, but it will not contain red meat and will be gluten free.
Please feel free to contribute a dessert, bread, or side dish, but do not
feel at all obligated to do so. Also, if you want to drink something other
than water, please BYO. After feasting, we will compile a species list for
the day (with numbers to be tabulated later). I look forward to seeing you
there! Also, if you can let me know that you are coming, that would help a
lot with planning groups. Thanks!

Happy Birding!

Mia

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


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Date: 1/22/20 11:40 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Northern Tulsa County on 1-21-2020
Hello All,
I spent several hours birding northern Tulsa County yesterday, starting below Keystone Dam, then going to Lake Yahola and Oxley Nature Center. Concrete work continues on Lake Yahola. There are at least 3 Area Under Construction signs around the lake, but there is a good viewing point on the SE corner of the lake. There is also probably limited access to the NE corner of the lake from the Oxley North Woods trail, but this should probably only be attempted on weekends when the construction crews aren't working. Highlights included:

Bufflehead-Several
Common Merganser-4
Red-breasted Merganser-1
Ruddy Duck-3
Herring Gull-5
Common Loon-1
Bewick's Wren-1 below Keystone Dam
Pine Warbler-1 below Keystone Dam
LeConte's Sparrow-1 in the grassy area north of Oxley Nature Center

Mark Peterson
Bartlesville

 

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