OKbirds
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5/24/18 7:23 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> The Panhandle from May 21 to 24, 2018
5/22/18 8:34 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - May 22
5/22/18 6:52 pm Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: Miss Kites and Red Crossbill in MWC
5/22/18 6:44 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Miss Kites and Red Crossbill in MWC
5/22/18 10:24 am Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: Magnolia Warbler- Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC
5/22/18 7:51 am Hollis Price <hollis...> Bluebird trail walk
5/22/18 7:01 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Late Stillwater Migrants - Blackburnian Warbler and Alder Flycatcher
5/22/18 5:21 am Poland, Zachary <zpoland...> Magnolia Warbler- Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC
5/21/18 5:59 pm John Kennington <johnkennington...> Birding on Private Property
5/20/18 10:48 am Dennis Porebski <dennis.porebski...> Re: Adams Ranch this morning.
5/20/18 7:18 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Adams Ranch this morning.
5/18/18 1:21 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 5-18-2018
5/17/18 9:20 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Lake Yahola on 5-17-2018
5/17/18 2:23 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Panhandle Trip May 14-15
5/17/18 12:24 pm David Arbour <arbour...> New Red Slough photos
5/16/18 9:03 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Pretty Good Birding Day....
5/16/18 3:19 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Myriad Botanical Gardens, May 16, 2018
5/16/18 10:50 am Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 16, 2018
5/16/18 9:53 am <jrwinner...> Mink at Greenleaf
5/16/18 8:36 am Crawford, Priscilla H. <prill...> Free Field Day - June 16th
5/16/18 7:43 am Rick Farrar <rfarrar2...> Re: Red Crossbills
5/16/18 7:12 am Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
5/16/18 5:57 am Zach DuFran <zdufran...> Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
5/16/18 5:08 am Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
5/16/18 4:01 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
5/15/18 9:52 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
5/15/18 8:19 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Re: Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018
5/15/18 11:16 am Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...> Re: Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018
5/15/18 9:53 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018
5/14/18 8:57 pm Jo <jo.loyd...> Tulsa Birders
5/14/18 12:24 pm Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> On Jenkins this morning
5/14/18 7:53 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 5-14-2018
5/13/18 4:43 pm Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
5/13/18 4:42 pm NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...> Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
5/13/18 4:30 pm Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
5/13/18 3:31 pm NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...> Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
5/13/18 1:46 pm Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...> phoebe
5/13/18 1:39 pm NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...> OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
5/12/18 7:04 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Saturday Migrants
5/12/18 1:56 pm Jim Deming <birdbrain.jim...> Tulsa Audubon Field Trip
5/11/18 10:33 am Nancy Reed <reednancy1717...> Red Crossbills
5/10/18 12:19 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 5-10-2018.
5/10/18 9:54 am Poland, Zachary <zpoland...> Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC this morning
5/10/18 9:26 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> On The Way To Work
5/10/18 8:44 am John Hurd <jackhurd...> Re: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 9, 2018
5/10/18 7:19 am Marta Harris <mbhsuzy...> Bobolinks at Adams Ranch in Bartlesville???
5/9/18 7:03 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Northern Tulsa County and Oxley on 5-9-2018
5/9/18 3:50 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 9, 2018
5/9/18 10:52 am Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> Results of Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count
5/8/18 7:24 am Doug Wood <DWood...> Oklahoma Big Day Attempt
5/7/18 6:20 pm Louis Truex <ml2x1954...> Hackberry Flat 5-7-2018
5/7/18 5:08 pm Sharon Henthorn <shenthorn205...> Re: YCNHeron
5/7/18 1:02 pm Doug Wood <DWood...> Fw: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, May 7, 2018
5/7/18 8:26 am Patricia Seibert <plseibert...> Woodward Park, Tulsa
5/7/18 7:32 am Jennie Brooks <2014birder...> YCNHeron
5/6/18 8:23 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Sunday Birds
5/6/18 6:12 pm SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...> Spring is in full gear
5/6/18 6:04 pm SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...> Fwd: eBird Report - Rose Lake, May 6, 2018
5/6/18 2:34 pm Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> Re: Common Tern and Caspian Terns
5/6/18 9:45 am Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> Common Tern and Caspian Terns
5/5/18 8:15 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Southwest Oklahoma 5-3 to 5-5-2018
5/4/18 12:45 pm Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...> Re: Phoebe
5/4/18 11:26 am Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> Re: Phoebe
5/4/18 11:00 am Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...> Phoebe
5/4/18 10:26 am Rick Farrar <rfarrar2...> Re: FOS
5/4/18 8:51 am Nancy Reed <reednancy1717...> FOS
5/4/18 7:57 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Northern Bobwhite - The Covey Headquarters
5/4/18 5:19 am Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
5/3/18 6:02 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Fun and Games
5/3/18 3:53 pm Bostian, Kelly <Kelly.Bostian...> Got house birds?
5/3/18 2:04 pm Bob and Nancy <blnllaval...> Fun and Games
5/3/18 9:56 am Brett Niland <bestguess...> Re: Looking for global big day options...
5/3/18 9:51 am Brett Niland <bestguess...> Re: Looking for global big day options...
5/3/18 9:50 am Brett Niland <bestguess...> Re: Looking for global big day options...
5/3/18 8:54 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Laughing Gull - Lake Carl Blackwell
5/3/18 8:46 am Doug Wood <DWood...> Re: Looking for global big day options...
5/3/18 8:34 am Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> Re: Looking for global big day options...
5/3/18 8:30 am Louis Truex <ml2x1954...> Re: Looking for global big day options...
5/3/18 8:03 am John Kennington <johnkennington...> Re: Looking for global big day options...
5/3/18 7:22 am Brett Niland <bestguess...> Looking for global big day options...
5/3/18 6:02 am Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
5/2/18 7:10 pm Louis Truex <ml2x1954...> Hackberry Flat 5-2-2018
5/2/18 5:04 pm Anne Davis <aiwdavis73...> Re: Only during migration...
5/2/18 3:27 pm HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...> Re: L. Hefner inlet area
5/2/18 2:59 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Only during migration...
5/2/18 2:33 pm HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...> Re: L. Hefner inlet area
5/2/18 2:14 pm ok_forbs <ok_forbs...> Roger Mills County Birds
5/2/18 12:07 pm Patricia Seibert <plseibert...> Woodward Park, Tulsa
5/2/18 11:35 am Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> L. Hefner inlet area
5/2/18 8:00 am Nancy Reed <reednancy1717...> Red Crossbills
5/1/18 6:51 pm SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...> Baltimore Orioles
5/1/18 5:09 pm NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...> Re: Mississippi Kite
5/1/18 4:03 pm SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...> eBird -- Lake Hefner--Lakeshore Dr. Inlet -- May 1, 2018
5/1/18 2:13 pm Doug Wood <DWood...> Mississippi Kite
5/1/18 11:45 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 5-1-2018
4/30/18 8:03 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - April 30
4/30/18 2:33 pm Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...> Re: A Baltimore Oriole Note
4/30/18 1:33 pm Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> A Baltimore Oriole Note
4/30/18 10:21 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 4-30-2018
4/30/18 9:36 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Payne County Birding Sunday - Palm Warblers, Bobolink, etc
4/30/18 9:27 am Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...> Re: More first of season
4/30/18 9:13 am Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> Re: More first of season
4/30/18 8:54 am Brett Niland <bestguess...> Re: Bixby Sod Farms
4/30/18 8:27 am Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> Fwd: Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count is Wednesday, May 2
4/30/18 8:23 am Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...> More first of season
4/30/18 7:40 am Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...> Re: Bixby Sod Farms
4/30/18 7:31 am Brett Niland <bestguess...> Re: Bixby Sod Farms
4/30/18 7:29 am Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...> Re: Bixby Sod Farms
4/30/18 7:24 am Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...> Re: Bixby Sod Farms
4/30/18 7:02 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Re: Bixby Sod Farms
4/30/18 6:52 am Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...> Doves
4/30/18 6:51 am Brett Niland <bestguess...> Bixby Sod Farms
4/30/18 6:28 am Terry Mitchell <terry...> FW: Tulsa Area
4/29/18 6:50 pm DALA GRISSOM <naejalad...> Re: Lazuli Bunting - LeFlore County
4/29/18 5:51 pm Terry Mitchell <terry...> Tulsa Area
4/29/18 3:37 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Lazuli Bunting - LeFlore County
4/29/18 12:30 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 4-29-2018
4/29/18 11:44 am Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> New stuff on Jenkins
4/29/18 8:47 am Susie Ruby <seruby...> Re: migrating jays
4/28/18 7:18 pm Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...> Doves
4/28/18 7:11 pm Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski...> Scott's Oriole. Two
4/28/18 7:10 pm Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...> Re: migrating jays
4/28/18 5:19 pm Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> migrating jays
4/28/18 4:17 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Salt Plains on 4-28-2018
4/27/18 7:19 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Oxley Nature Center/North Woods on 4-27-2018
4/26/18 8:58 pm William Diffin <okiebirder...> OOS Spring Meeting Late Registration
4/26/18 12:09 pm SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...> eBird -- Lake Hefner--West Shoreline Drive -- Apr 25, 2018
4/26/18 12:08 pm SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...> eBird -- 3975–4221 Jenkins Ave, Norman US-OK (35.1687,-97.4412) -- Apr 26, 2018
4/26/18 8:13 am Doug Wood <DWood...> FW: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 26, 2018
4/26/18 8:13 am Doug Wood <DWood...> FW: eBird Report - Johnson Creek Boat Ramp, Apr 26, 2018
4/25/18 8:17 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Yellow-heads
4/25/18 8:10 pm HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...> FOS Swainson's Thrush
4/25/18 6:14 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Wednesday Birds
4/25/18 11:03 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Piping Plover - Meridian Tech Ponds in Stillwater
 
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Date: 5/24/18 7:23 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: The Panhandle from May 21 to 24, 2018
Hello All,

Bob and Janet Young, Mary and I went out to Cimarron County on Monday and returned this evening. It was mostly cloudy and windy with a few light rain showers. Lake Etling was about a foot higher than it was in January and many of the cactusses were budded or blossoming. We stayed at the Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast. Vicki is recovering from surgery and recent treatments. We saw Kathy on the Regnier Ranch Road. We told her we were out for a ride and were not leaving the road. She was cordial on our brief encounter. Birds on the road were scarce, except for ravens, vultures and lark sparrows. The migration seemed to be over out there. Highlights included:


Scaled Quail-2 at the bed and breakfast

Black-crowned Night-Heron-2 at the Boise City Sewage Ponds

Prairie Falcon-1 behind the bed and breakfast

Long-billed Curlew-1 about 2 miles west of the curve in a field

Common Poorwill-1 heard about a mile north of the state park and 1 heard at the mesa from the bed and breakfast

Burrowing Owl-10+ just east of the Keyes sewage Ponds

Ladder-backed Woodpecker-2

Black-chinned Hummingbird-5 at one time at the bed and breakfast

Say's Phoebe-5

Ash-throated Flycatcher-5

Cassin's Kingbird-4

Scrub Jay-5 at Camp Billy Joe

Chihuahuan Raven-Several seen and heard in eastern Cimarron and western Texas County

Common Raven-Seen and heard in the mesa area

Bushtit-4

Rock Wren-4

Canyon Wren-3

Cedar Waxwing-2 in Kenton

Curve-billed Thrasher-2

Canyon Towhee-3

Spotted Towhee-1 at Camp Billy Joe

Cassin's Sparrow-many seen and heard in the mesa area

Black-throated Sparrow-1 heard and seen

Lark Bunting-2 north of Boise City

Bullock's Oriole-Seen and heard frequently in the mesa area

Pine Siskin-A flock of over 50 was seen in Kenton

Lesser Goldfinch-2 in Kenton and 3 at the state Park


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville




 

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Date: 5/22/18 8:34 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 22
It was partly cloudy and hot with a slight wind on the bird survey today.
77 species were found. Migration is mainly over now except for a few
shorebirds still passing through. Most notable finds today were a
Swainson's Warbler and a high count of Purple Gallinules. Also had a King
Rail walking out in the levee road in plain sight. The Heronry is going
strong on Pintail Lake. Here is my list for today:



Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 5

Wood Duck - 30

Mallard - 2

Blue-winged Teal - 2

Hooded Merganser - 1

Pied-billed Grebe - 6

Neotropic Cormorant - 7

Double-crested Cormorant - 1

Anhinga - 75

Great-blue Heron - 5

Great Egret - 45

Snowy Egret - 31

Little-blue Heron - 13

Cattle Egret - 350

Green Heron - 6

White Ibis - 85

Black Vulture - 4

Turkey Vulture - 8

Mississippi Kite - 16

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

King Rail - 1

Purple Gallinule - 35

Common Gallinule - 29

American Coot - 4

Killdeer - 2

Black-necked Stilt - 1

Spotted Sandpiper - 1

White-rumped Sandpiper - 13

Pectoral Sandpiper - 6

Least Tern - 2

Mourning Dove - 9

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 7

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

Eastern Phoebe - 1

Acadian Flycatcher - 4

Willow Flycatcher - 1

Great-crested Flycatcher - 3

Eastern Kingbird - 6

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 6

White-eyed Vireo - 10

Bell's Vireo - 4

Red-eyed Vireo - 3

Blue Jay - 3

American Crow - 1

Fish Crow - 4

Tree Swallow - 14

Barn Swallow - 4

Carolina Chickadee - 2

Tufted Titmouse - 5

Carolina Wren - 14

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6

Eastern Bluebird - 4

Gray Catbird - 1

Northern Mockingbird - 3

Cedar Waxwing - 12

Pine Warbler - 4

Prothonotary Warbler - 13

Swainson's Warbler - 1

Kentucky Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 14

Yellow-breasted Chat - 13

Summer Tanager - 3

Eastern Towhee - 6

Lark Sparrow - 1

Savannah Sparrow - 1 (new late date for RS)

Northern Cardinal - 15

Blue Grosbeak - 2

Indigo Bunting - 18

Painted Bunting - 6

Dickcissel - 15

Red-winged Blackbird - 18

Eastern Meadowlark - 1

Common Grackle - 25

Brown-headed Cowbird - 5

Orchard Oriole - 4





Odonates:



Blue-fronted Dancer

Swamp Darner

Regal Darner

Prince Baskettail

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Great Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Golden-winged Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Eastern Amberwing

Black Saddlebags







Herps:



American Alligator

Three-toed Box Turtle

Broad-banded Watersnake

Western Cottonmouth

Green Treefrog

Eastern Gray Treefrog

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Southern Leopard Frog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR




















 

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Date: 5/22/18 6:52 pm
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Miss Kites and Red Crossbill in MWC
Cool! Hal

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 22, 2018, at 8:43 PM, Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> wrote:
>
> Nadine and I heard and saw one Red Crossbill on Sunday evening while on our bike ride in Midwest City. The
> bird came out of a pine tree next to the post office and flew off to the west over the fire station and toward
> City Hall.
> Today, I saw a large collection of Miss Kites at the corner of NE 23rd and Midwest Blvd. they were circling and
> milling about maybe 100-200 high. This wasn’t a migration kettle. I am guessing that the light winds caused
> insects to gather at this layer above the ground and the kites were just taking advantage of the situation. There
> was at least 30 plus kites in this area.
>
> Jimmy Woodard
> Midwest City, OK

 

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Date: 5/22/18 6:44 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Miss Kites and Red Crossbill in MWC
Nadine and I heard and saw one Red Crossbill on Sunday
evening while on our bike ride in Midwest City. The

bird came out of a pine tree next to the post office and flew
off to the west over the fire station and toward

City Hall.

Today, I saw a large collection of Miss Kites at the corner
of NE 23rd and Midwest Blvd. they were circling and

milling about maybe 100-200 high. This wasn't a migration
kettle. I am guessing that the light winds caused

insects to gather at this layer above the ground and the
kites were just taking advantage of the situation. There

was at least 30 plus kites in this area.



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 5/22/18 10:24 am
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Magnolia Warbler- Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC
Aren’t you the lucky one.
Hal

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 22, 2018, at 7:21 AM, Poland, Zachary <zpoland...> wrote:
>
> Looking at a male Magnolia Warbler right now in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Meinders Garden area on SE corner of water feature.
>
> ZAP
>
> Sent from my mobile device.
 

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Date: 5/22/18 7:51 am
From: Hollis Price <hollis...>
Subject: Bluebird trail walk
I awoke this morning to the song of the summer tanager. I headed out to walk our bluebird trail walk which is roughly 1/3 mile square area with a total of 11 bluebird houses. They are in various stages of progress. Some starting their second clutch. Others hatching. Some of this year’s successful nests cleaned out. It has been a good year so far. All the while I was serenaded by indigo buntings, Painted buntings, Yellow billed cuckoo, white-eyed vireo, chickadees, tufted titmouse, and cardinals. Oh what a beautiful morning!

Hollis Price
NE of Jones, OK

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/22/18 7:01 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Late Stillwater Migrants - Blackburnian Warbler and Alder Flycatcher
I've seen a few uncommon late spring migrants in Stillwater the last couple
days, including a male Blackburnian Warbler that has been singing from the
same yard for two mornings in a row (along Orchard St. between 4th and 5th
streets) and at least one Alder Flycatcher at Boomer Lake (one I originally
found singing Sunday on the north side of the lake - another or the same
one singing today by the playground on the southwest side).

I'm always surprised by the quality birds that can show up right after I
think spring migration is over!

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 5/22/18 5:21 am
From: Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
Subject: Magnolia Warbler- Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC
Looking at a male Magnolia Warbler right now in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Meinders Garden area on SE corner of water feature.

ZAP

Sent from my mobile device.
 

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Date: 5/21/18 5:59 pm
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Birding on Private Property
I just want to remind birders (and photographers) everywhere to be sure to
respect private property rights. Please assume property if private unless
you know it is public or have explicit permission to be on the land.

We have recently had complaints from a landowner at the Bixby Sod
Farms about birders crossing his property to get closer to a Bald Eagle
nest. So not only were these people trespassing, but they were
likely getting closer than they should to a Bald Eagle nest!

If you have arranged permission for yourself to access private property and
you use eBirde, you might use a general location rather than a GPS
location, or at least note in the comments that the location is private
property.

Respecting private property will assure birders continue to have a good
reputation, and assure continued access to places really matter to birders.

Both new and experienced birders should review the American Birding
Association's Code of Ethics, at listing.aba.org/ethics/

Here is the relevant section on this topic:

*2. Respect the law, and the rights of others.*

*2(a)* Do not enter private property without the owner’s explicit
permission.

*2(b)* Follow all laws, rules, and regulations governing use of roads and
public areas, both at home and abroad.

*2(c)* Practice common courtesy in contacts with other people. Your
exemplary behavior will generate goodwill with birders and non-birders
alike.

John Kennington
President, Tulsa Audubon

 

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Date: 5/20/18 10:48 am
From: Dennis Porebski <dennis.porebski...>
Subject: Re: Adams Ranch this morning.
Sounds like a great variety of shorebird species! Wish I was able to see
that, but I am so glad you enjoyed it! :) Thanks for sharing!

~ Dennis ~

On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 9:18 AM, Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I went up to the Adams Ranch north of Bartlesville this morning. It
> rained a couple inches yesterday and overnight and there were puddles all
> over the recently planted fields. The best place for shorebirds was just
> south of the pens on the west side of the road. Highlights included:
>
>
> Black-bellied Plover-8
>
> American Golden Plover-2
>
> Killdeer-10
>
> Lesser Yellowlegs-1
>
> Ruddy Turnstone-2
>
> White-rumped Sandpiper-10+
>
> Peeep Sp.-100+
>
> Pectoral Sandpiper-1
>
> Stilt Sandpiper-10
>
> Buff-breasted Sandpiper-5
>
> Wilson's Phalarope-2
>
>
> Mark Peterson
>
> Bartlesville
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/20/18 7:18 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Adams Ranch this morning.
Hello All,

I went up to the Adams Ranch north of Bartlesville this morning. It rained a couple inches yesterday and overnight and there were puddles all over the recently planted fields. The best place for shorebirds was just south of the pens on the west side of the road. Highlights included:


Black-bellied Plover-8

American Golden Plover-2

Killdeer-10

Lesser Yellowlegs-1

Ruddy Turnstone-2

White-rumped Sandpiper-10+

Peeep Sp.-100+

Pectoral Sandpiper-1

Stilt Sandpiper-10

Buff-breasted Sandpiper-5

Wilson's Phalarope-2


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



 

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Date: 5/18/18 1:21 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-18-2018
Hello All,

Melinda Droege and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school to just beyond the tanks and back. It was clear, with little wind. There were still a few migrants. Highlights included:


Yellow-bellied Flycatcher-1

Alder Flycatcher-1

Least Flycatcher-2

Northern Parula-2

American Redstart-1

Prothonotary Warbler-1

Mourning Warbler-1

Common Yellowthroat-1

Wilson's Warbler-1

Chipping Sparrow-1


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 5/17/18 9:20 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Lake Yahola on 5-17-2018
Hello All,

Mary and I stopped briefly before the Drillers game by the monument at Lake Yahola in Tulsa. Winds were light and about 6 of the rock bars were exposed. There were 2 least terns on the one closest to the monument and 2 ruddy turnstones on the one furthest away. There was also a loon in winter plumage swimming on the lake.


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 5/17/18 2:23 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Panhandle Trip May 14-15
Hello All,

Left Sunday afternoon for a brief excursion to the Black Mesa area,
stopping at Salt Plains on the way (not much happening... too windy). Lot's
of resident birds, not that many migrants, at least in the case of
warblers, vireos, tanagers etc. There were good numbers of Audubon's
Warblers and one Northern Waterthrush in the State Park. Also a few Western
Wood Pewees in the area. More Blue Grosbeaks than I've ever seen in one
place, foraging in flocks with American Goldfinches and Pine Siskins. Lot's
of Cassin's Sparrows around, most where you would expect, but some in what
I would consider marginal habitat (agricultural fields and wheat stubble).
I was able to get some good audio recordings of a couple of them (one of my
favorite bird songs). On Tuesday there was a raft of seven Western Grebes
on Lake Etling. Thought with that number the odds would be better of a
Clark's being in the mix, but not so ( got very good looks through the
scope). Had a very random Lewis' Woodpecker about 1/2 mile north of the
Black Mesa Nature Preserve, flying across the road from right to left
towards the mesa. On the way home saw eight Burrowing Owls at the dogtown
by the Keyes sewage ponds.

One non-bird highlight, a Checkered Whiptail below the dam at Lake Etling,
only the second that I've seen.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 5/17/18 12:24 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: New Red Slough photos
I've added a lot of new photos to the Red Slough Photo gallery. Shots of
bitterns, warblers, Western Kingbird (2nd record for Red Slough), orchids,
Odonates, etc. See them here:
http://www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma/recent_photos ; enjoy!



David


 

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Date: 5/16/18 9:03 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Pretty Good Birding Day....
Hello All,

Started out this morning at Lake Yahola with 65 Black Terns and one Least
Tern. In the North Woods, a Black-Billed Cuckoo along the levee trail. One
Mourning Warbler at Woodward Park, Magnolia and Canada Warblers on the
Midland Valley trail at 21st. After the midday rain, found a rather late
Palm Warbler at the apartment complex. Made another afternoon run to
Yahola, found three Ruddy Turnstones loafing on the gravel.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 5/16/18 3:19 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Myriad Botanical Gardens, May 16, 2018
Larry Mays and I birded at the Myriad Gardens this morning. Not much there except the
continuing female American Redstart and Ovenbird. A little surprising to find the two
White-throated Sparrows and the Lincoln's Sparrow.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US May 16, 2018 10:20 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Larry Mays and i birded the gardens looking for migrants.
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 4
Mallard (Domestic type) 16
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6
White-winged Dove 5
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Western Kingbird 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 4
Swainson's Thrush 3
American Robin 8
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 11
Ovenbird 1 one seen well walking on the ground in the underbrush.
American Redstart 1
White-throated Sparrow 2 two seen at close range.
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Great-tailed Grackle 8
House Finch 2
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45736853

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

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Date: 5/16/18 10:50 am
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 16, 2018
Larry Mays and I did a little migration birding at the park this morning. We were rewarded
with several great looks at a male Mourning Warbler and a female Redstart. They both were
in a small travelling flock along Soldier Creek just east of the soccer fields.
This is the third Mourning Warbler I have seen in this park in spring in the past five
years.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK

Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US May 16, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Larry Mays and i birded the park hoping for migrants.
53 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 4
Great Egret 2
Cattle Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1
Mississippi Kite 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Empidonax sp. 8
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Western Kingbird 2
Eastern Kingbird 8
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 3
White-eyed Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 6
Barn Swallow 8
Cliff Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 4
Swainson's Thrush 7
American Robin 11
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 14
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 15
Dickcissel 1
Baltimore Oriole 9
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
Common Grackle 4
Great-tailed Grackle 4
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 12
House Sparrow 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45736672

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

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Date: 5/16/18 9:53 am
From: <jrwinner...>
Subject: Mink at Greenleaf
Hello to all birders, I spotted a mink about 5 years ago at Greenleaf. Mr. Jim Harman told me they were common here. I did not report it. Guess I will look again. Happy birding to all. That;s all folks. Jim Winner
 

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Date: 5/16/18 8:36 am
From: Crawford, Priscilla H. <prill...>
Subject: Free Field Day - June 16th
Hello OK Birders!

The Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry is hosting a free Field Day on Saturday June 16th at Copperhead Ridge Registered Natural Area - 162 acres on the western edge of Pawnee County.

This is a great opportunity to visit private property that is being managed for wildlife diversity - including grassland and woodland birds, herps, and inverts. Featuring an excellent example of tallgrass prairie with an abundance of native wildflowers and grasses. Crosstimbers cover the slopes down to the Arkansas River floodplain. Springs and seeps can be found along the hillsides creating microhabitats that are refuge for uncommon native plants. Parcels of bottomland along Red Rock Creek had been cropland, but are currently undergoing restoration to remove invasive plants and to reestablish native bottomland hardwoods.

Learn more at the event website<https://okregistry.wordpress.com/copperhead-ridge-march-11th/>.

Hope you can join us!
Priscilla

---

Priscilla Crawford
Conservation Biologist

Oklahoma Biological Survey
Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry
University of Oklahoma

405-255-8106
<prill...><mailto:<prill...>

priscillacrawford.com<http://priscillacrawford.com/>
biosurvey.ou.edu/oklahoma-natural-areas-registry<http://biosurvey.ou.edu/oklahoma-natural-areas-registry/>

 

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Date: 5/16/18 7:43 am
From: Rick Farrar <rfarrar2...>
Subject: Re: Red Crossbills
Interesting about the Lazulis, Nancy. On May 4, we both had them (ours along with Painted and Indigo), and the two here in Newalla are still with the other buntings using ground-fed millet daily. Have your Lazulis been there daily since the 4th also?

Rick
Sent from my iPad

> On May 11, 2018, at 12:32 PM, Nancy Reed <reednancy1717...> wrote:
>
> A very good yard bird day. The Red Crossbills just showed up again. Also today I have the Lazuli, Painted and Indigo Buntings
> Nancy Reed
> Norman OK
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/16/18 7:12 am
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
David always seems to WEASEL his way into my heart with his tales . . . no BADGERING in any way . . . always finds a way to

FERRET his way to my "funny bone," as well!!!!


There OTTER be a law against posting silly messages like this!


P.S. . . . there is an "I" in MUSTELID!!!


😊


<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o) 773/248-0570 (h)
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:00 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15

Great mink sighting. Once in a lifetime kind of thing.

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:52 PM David Arbour <arbour...><mailto:<arbour...>> wrote:

Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 76 species. The weather started off rainy, overcast, and mild, but soon turned partly cloudy and hot. Very few migrants were found despite a lot of effort to find some. The heronry on Pintail Lake was a buzz with activity as the Cattle egrets were busy carrying sticks and nest building. A great Egret was also apparently trying to build a nest in there too as it was playing around with a stick in its bill. The Anhingas and Neotropic Cormorants were busy incubating eggs and watching their new neighbors, the Cattle Egrets, move in around them. Green Herons, who have their own heronry further back on the lake, kept streaming back and forth as well. I was driving up Red Slough Road from the middle parking area to the north parking area when I noticed something dark moving in the road ahead of me. Thinking it was probably another turtle I prepared to pass it when suddenly I realized it was a mink carrying something in its mouth. And also there was something else in the road beside it. I stopped quickly and the mink dropped what I now recognized was a baby mink and ran on across the road without it. I quickly backed up a little ways to give her some room. The other object in the road was also a baby mink and I quickly spotted another at the road edge. How she ended up with all 3 of these babies in the road a once I have no idea. But as I watched she came back out into the road and grabbed each baby one at a time and carried it off into the tall grass beside a bridge. She made 3 trips back across the road until she had safely retrieved all her young. The young minks were so tiny that they couldn’t hardly walk. Here is our list for today:



Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2

Canada Goose – 2

Wood Duck - 13

Blue-winged Teal – 12

Pied-billed Grebe – 2

Neotropic Cormorant - 4

Double-crested Cormorant – 1

Anhinga – 63

Least Bittern - 1

Great-blue Heron – 3

Great Egret – 25

Snowy Egret – 15

Little-blue Heron – 1

Cattle Egret - 332

Green Heron – 4

White-faced Ibis - 3

Black Vulture - 10

Turkey Vulture – 17

Mississippi Kite - 142

Red-shouldered Hawk – 1

King Rail – 1

Sora - 1

Purple Gallinule - 20

Common Gallinule – 40

American Coot – 10

Killdeer - 2

Spotted Sandpiper – 1

Least Sandpiper – 2

White-rumped Sandpiper – 34

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7

Pectoral Sandpiper – 31

Wilson’s Phalarope – 2

Black Tern - 600

Mourning Dove – 3

Great-horned Owl - 1

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 11

Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1

Downy Woodpecker – 1

Pileated Woodpecker – 1

Eastern Phoebe – 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Willow Flycatcher – 1

Least Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird – 4

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1

White-eyed Vireo – 7

Bell’s Vireo - 4

Red-eyed Vireo – 1

Blue Jay - 3

American Crow – 1

Fish Crow – 4

Purple Martin - 4

Tree Swallow – 11

Cliff Swallow - 9

Barn Swallow – 7

Carolina Chickadee – 2

Tufted Titmouse – 2

Carolina Wren – 9

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 8

Northern Mockingbird – 4

Cedar Waxwing – 23

Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1

Prothonotary Warbler – 14

Common Yellowthroat – 14

Yellow-breasted Chat - 7

Eastern Towhee – 3

Savannah Sparrow - 1

Northern Cardinal – 20

Indigo Bunting – 11

Painted Bunting - 11

Dickcissel - 21

Red-winged Blackbird – 26

Eastern Meadowlark - 1

Common Grackle – 8

Brown-headed Cowbird – 4

Orchard Oriole - 3





Odonates:



Fragile Forktail

Elegant Spreadwing

Swamp Darner

Regal Darner

Baskettail species

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Striped Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags







Herps:



Red-eared Slider

Diamond-backed Watersnake

Green Treefrog

Blanchard’s Cricket Frog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR
















 

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Date: 5/16/18 5:57 am
From: Zach DuFran <zdufran...>
Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
David, that's a great sighting!

I have also seen minks at Lake Hefner. It was March 10 of this year. There
were two and they were frolicking on the rock jetty just to the east of the
marina (south side of the lake). I captured some blurry, long-distance
photos and one, nice close-up of a face peeking out of the rocks.
https://flic.kr/p/24Zs7Pw
https://flic.kr/p/GVuyvL
https://flic.kr/p/GVurrW
https://flic.kr/p/23Ga9Le

I was not aware that there were wild minks in Oklahoma, but sure enough,
we're clearly in their range.

Zach DuFran
Norman, OK


On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 7:08 AM, Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> wrote:

> Great sighting-right place right time! I have seen an adult mink twice
> here in OKC. Both were in and around the north end of Lake Hefner along or
> near the damn. Both times I was birding and walking along the damn so that
> I could observe the birds and ducks, etc. right along the waters edge. The
> mink were seen moving along the rocks just above the water.
> Hal Yocum
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 16, 2018, at 6:00 AM, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
>
> Great mink sighting. Once in a lifetime kind of thing.
>
> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:52 PM David Arbour <arbour...>
> wrote:
>
>> Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 76
>> species. The weather started off rainy, overcast, and mild, but soon
>> turned partly cloudy and hot. Very few migrants were found despite a lot
>> of effort to find some. The heronry on Pintail Lake was a buzz with
>> activity as the Cattle egrets were busy carrying sticks and nest building.
>> A great Egret was also apparently trying to build a nest in there too as it
>> was playing around with a stick in its bill. The Anhingas and Neotropic
>> Cormorants were busy incubating eggs and watching their new neighbors, the
>> Cattle Egrets, move in around them. Green Herons, who have their own
>> heronry further back on the lake, kept streaming back and forth as well. I
>> was driving up Red Slough Road from the middle parking area to the north
>> parking area when I noticed something dark moving in the road ahead of me.
>> Thinking it was probably another turtle I prepared to pass it when suddenly
>> I realized it was a mink carrying something in its mouth. And also there
>> was something else in the road beside it. I stopped quickly and the mink
>> dropped what I now recognized was a baby mink and ran on across the road
>> without it. I quickly backed up a little ways to give her some room. The
>> other object in the road was also a baby mink and I quickly spotted another
>> at the road edge. How she ended up with all 3 of these babies in the road
>> a once I have no idea. But as I watched she came back out into the road
>> and grabbed each baby one at a time and carried it off into the tall grass
>> beside a bridge. She made 3 trips back across the road until she had
>> safely retrieved all her young. The young minks were so tiny that they
>> couldn’t hardly walk. Here is our list for today:
>>
>>
>>
>> *Black-bellied Whistling Duck* - 2
>>
>> Canada Goose – 2
>>
>> Wood Duck - 13
>>
>> Blue-winged Teal – 12
>>
>> Pied-billed Grebe – 2
>>
>> *Neotropic Cormorant* - 4
>>
>> Double-crested Cormorant – 1
>>
>> *Anhinga* – 63
>>
>> *Least Bittern* - 1
>>
>> Great-blue Heron – 3
>>
>> Great Egret – 25
>>
>> Snowy Egret – 15
>>
>> Little-blue Heron – 1
>>
>> Cattle Egret - 332
>>
>> Green Heron – 4
>>
>> *White-faced Ibis* - 3
>>
>> Black Vulture - 10
>>
>> Turkey Vulture – 17
>>
>> Mississippi Kite - *142*
>>
>> Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
>>
>> *King Rail* – 1
>>
>> Sora - 1
>>
>> *Purple Gallinule - *20
>>
>> *Common Gallinule* – 40
>>
>> American Coot – 10
>>
>> Killdeer - 2
>>
>> Spotted Sandpiper – 1
>>
>> Least Sandpiper – 2
>>
>> White-rumped Sandpiper – 34
>>
>> Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7
>>
>> Pectoral Sandpiper – 31
>>
>> Wilson’s Phalarope – 2
>>
>> Black Tern - *600*
>>
>> Mourning Dove – 3
>>
>> Great-horned Owl - 1
>>
>> Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 11
>>
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1
>>
>> Downy Woodpecker – 1
>>
>> Pileated Woodpecker – 1
>>
>> Eastern Phoebe – 3
>>
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1
>>
>> Willow Flycatcher – 1
>>
>> Least Flycatcher - 1
>>
>> Eastern Kingbird – 4
>>
>> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1
>>
>> White-eyed Vireo – 7
>>
>> Bell’s Vireo - 4
>>
>> Red-eyed Vireo – 1
>>
>> Blue Jay - 3
>>
>> American Crow – 1
>>
>> Fish Crow – 4
>>
>> Purple Martin - 4
>>
>> Tree Swallow – 11
>>
>> Cliff Swallow - 9
>>
>> Barn Swallow – 7
>>
>> Carolina Chickadee – 2
>>
>> Tufted Titmouse – 2
>>
>> Carolina Wren – 9
>>
>> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 8
>>
>> Northern Mockingbird – 4
>>
>> Cedar Waxwing – 23
>>
>> Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
>>
>> Prothonotary Warbler – 14
>>
>> Common Yellowthroat – 14
>>
>> Yellow-breasted Chat - 7
>>
>> Eastern Towhee – 3
>>
>> Savannah Sparrow - 1
>>
>> Northern Cardinal – 20
>>
>> Indigo Bunting – 11
>>
>> Painted Bunting - 11
>>
>> Dickcissel - 21
>>
>> Red-winged Blackbird – 26
>>
>> Eastern Meadowlark - 1
>>
>> Common Grackle – 8
>>
>> Brown-headed Cowbird – 4
>>
>> Orchard Oriole - 3
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *Odonates:*
>>
>>
>>
>> Fragile Forktail
>>
>> Elegant Spreadwing
>>
>> Swamp Darner
>>
>> Regal Darner
>>
>> Baskettail species
>>
>> Eastern Pondhawk
>>
>> Slaty Skimmer
>>
>> Blue Dasher
>>
>> Spot-winged Glider
>>
>> Striped Saddlebags
>>
>> Black Saddlebags
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *Herps:*
>>
>>
>>
>> Red-eared Slider
>>
>> Diamond-backed Watersnake
>>
>> Green Treefrog
>>
>> Blanchard’s Cricket Frog
>>
>> Bronze Frog
>>
>> Bullfrog
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Good birding!
>>
>>
>>
>> David Arbour
>>
>> De Queen, AR
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

 

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Date: 5/16/18 5:08 am
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
Great sighting-right place right time! I have seen an adult mink twice here in OKC. Both were in and around the north end of Lake Hefner along or near the damn. Both times I was birding and walking along the damn so that I could observe the birds and ducks, etc. right along the waters edge. The mink were seen moving along the rocks just above the water.
Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 16, 2018, at 6:00 AM, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
>
> Great mink sighting. Once in a lifetime kind of thing.
>
>> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:52 PM David Arbour <arbour...> wrote:
>> Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 76 species. The weather started off rainy, overcast, and mild, but soon turned partly cloudy and hot. Very few migrants were found despite a lot of effort to find some. The heronry on Pintail Lake was a buzz with activity as the Cattle egrets were busy carrying sticks and nest building. A great Egret was also apparently trying to build a nest in there too as it was playing around with a stick in its bill. The Anhingas and Neotropic Cormorants were busy incubating eggs and watching their new neighbors, the Cattle Egrets, move in around them. Green Herons, who have their own heronry further back on the lake, kept streaming back and forth as well. I was driving up Red Slough Road from the middle parking area to the north parking area when I noticed something dark moving in the road ahead of me. Thinking it was probably another turtle I prepared to pass it when suddenly I realized it was a mink carrying something in its mouth. And also there was something else in the road beside it. I stopped quickly and the mink dropped what I now recognized was a baby mink and ran on across the road without it. I quickly backed up a little ways to give her some room. The other object in the road was also a baby mink and I quickly spotted another at the road edge. How she ended up with all 3 of these babies in the road a once I have no idea. But as I watched she came back out into the road and grabbed each baby one at a time and carried it off into the tall grass beside a bridge. She made 3 trips back across the road until she had safely retrieved all her young. The young minks were so tiny that they couldn’t hardly walk. Here is our list for today:
>>
>>
>>
>> Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2
>>
>> Canada Goose – 2
>>
>> Wood Duck - 13
>>
>> Blue-winged Teal – 12
>>
>> Pied-billed Grebe – 2
>>
>> Neotropic Cormorant - 4
>>
>> Double-crested Cormorant – 1
>>
>> Anhinga – 63
>>
>> Least Bittern - 1
>>
>> Great-blue Heron – 3
>>
>> Great Egret – 25
>>
>> Snowy Egret – 15
>>
>> Little-blue Heron – 1
>>
>> Cattle Egret - 332
>>
>> Green Heron – 4
>>
>> White-faced Ibis - 3
>>
>> Black Vulture - 10
>>
>> Turkey Vulture – 17
>>
>> Mississippi Kite - 142
>>
>> Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
>>
>> King Rail – 1
>>
>> Sora - 1
>>
>> Purple Gallinule - 20
>>
>> Common Gallinule – 40
>>
>> American Coot – 10
>>
>> Killdeer - 2
>>
>> Spotted Sandpiper – 1
>>
>> Least Sandpiper – 2
>>
>> White-rumped Sandpiper – 34
>>
>> Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7
>>
>> Pectoral Sandpiper – 31
>>
>> Wilson’s Phalarope – 2
>>
>> Black Tern - 600
>>
>> Mourning Dove – 3
>>
>> Great-horned Owl - 1
>>
>> Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 11
>>
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1
>>
>> Downy Woodpecker – 1
>>
>> Pileated Woodpecker – 1
>>
>> Eastern Phoebe – 3
>>
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1
>>
>> Willow Flycatcher – 1
>>
>> Least Flycatcher - 1
>>
>> Eastern Kingbird – 4
>>
>> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1
>>
>> White-eyed Vireo – 7
>>
>> Bell’s Vireo - 4
>>
>> Red-eyed Vireo – 1
>>
>> Blue Jay - 3
>>
>> American Crow – 1
>>
>> Fish Crow – 4
>>
>> Purple Martin - 4
>>
>> Tree Swallow – 11
>>
>> Cliff Swallow - 9
>>
>> Barn Swallow – 7
>>
>> Carolina Chickadee – 2
>>
>> Tufted Titmouse – 2
>>
>> Carolina Wren – 9
>>
>> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 8
>>
>> Northern Mockingbird – 4
>>
>> Cedar Waxwing – 23
>>
>> Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
>>
>> Prothonotary Warbler – 14
>>
>> Common Yellowthroat – 14
>>
>> Yellow-breasted Chat - 7
>>
>> Eastern Towhee – 3
>>
>> Savannah Sparrow - 1
>>
>> Northern Cardinal – 20
>>
>> Indigo Bunting – 11
>>
>> Painted Bunting - 11
>>
>> Dickcissel - 21
>>
>> Red-winged Blackbird – 26
>>
>> Eastern Meadowlark - 1
>>
>> Common Grackle – 8
>>
>> Brown-headed Cowbird – 4
>>
>> Orchard Oriole - 3
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Odonates:
>>
>>
>>
>> Fragile Forktail
>>
>> Elegant Spreadwing
>>
>> Swamp Darner
>>
>> Regal Darner
>>
>> Baskettail species
>>
>> Eastern Pondhawk
>>
>> Slaty Skimmer
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>> Blue Dasher
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>> Spot-winged Glider
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>> Striped Saddlebags
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>> Black Saddlebags
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>> Herps:
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>> Red-eared Slider
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>> Diamond-backed Watersnake
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>> Green Treefrog
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>> Blanchard’s Cricket Frog
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>> Bronze Frog
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>> Bullfrog
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>> Good birding!
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>> David Arbour
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>> De Queen, AR
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Date: 5/16/18 4:01 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
Great mink sighting. Once in a lifetime kind of thing.

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:52 PM David Arbour <arbour...> wrote:

> Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 76
> species. The weather started off rainy, overcast, and mild, but soon
> turned partly cloudy and hot. Very few migrants were found despite a lot
> of effort to find some. The heronry on Pintail Lake was a buzz with
> activity as the Cattle egrets were busy carrying sticks and nest building.
> A great Egret was also apparently trying to build a nest in there too as it
> was playing around with a stick in its bill. The Anhingas and Neotropic
> Cormorants were busy incubating eggs and watching their new neighbors, the
> Cattle Egrets, move in around them. Green Herons, who have their own
> heronry further back on the lake, kept streaming back and forth as well. I
> was driving up Red Slough Road from the middle parking area to the north
> parking area when I noticed something dark moving in the road ahead of me.
> Thinking it was probably another turtle I prepared to pass it when suddenly
> I realized it was a mink carrying something in its mouth. And also there
> was something else in the road beside it. I stopped quickly and the mink
> dropped what I now recognized was a baby mink and ran on across the road
> without it. I quickly backed up a little ways to give her some room. The
> other object in the road was also a baby mink and I quickly spotted another
> at the road edge. How she ended up with all 3 of these babies in the road
> a once I have no idea. But as I watched she came back out into the road
> and grabbed each baby one at a time and carried it off into the tall grass
> beside a bridge. She made 3 trips back across the road until she had
> safely retrieved all her young. The young minks were so tiny that they
> couldn’t hardly walk. Here is our list for today:
>
>
>
> *Black-bellied Whistling Duck* - 2
>
> Canada Goose – 2
>
> Wood Duck - 13
>
> Blue-winged Teal – 12
>
> Pied-billed Grebe – 2
>
> *Neotropic Cormorant* - 4
>
> Double-crested Cormorant – 1
>
> *Anhinga* – 63
>
> *Least Bittern* - 1
>
> Great-blue Heron – 3
>
> Great Egret – 25
>
> Snowy Egret – 15
>
> Little-blue Heron – 1
>
> Cattle Egret - 332
>
> Green Heron – 4
>
> *White-faced Ibis* - 3
>
> Black Vulture - 10
>
> Turkey Vulture – 17
>
> Mississippi Kite - *142*
>
> Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
>
> *King Rail* – 1
>
> Sora - 1
>
> *Purple Gallinule - *20
>
> *Common Gallinule* – 40
>
> American Coot – 10
>
> Killdeer - 2
>
> Spotted Sandpiper – 1
>
> Least Sandpiper – 2
>
> White-rumped Sandpiper – 34
>
> Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7
>
> Pectoral Sandpiper – 31
>
> Wilson’s Phalarope – 2
>
> Black Tern - *600*
>
> Mourning Dove – 3
>
> Great-horned Owl - 1
>
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 11
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1
>
> Downy Woodpecker – 1
>
> Pileated Woodpecker – 1
>
> Eastern Phoebe – 3
>
> Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1
>
> Willow Flycatcher – 1
>
> Least Flycatcher - 1
>
> Eastern Kingbird – 4
>
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1
>
> White-eyed Vireo – 7
>
> Bell’s Vireo - 4
>
> Red-eyed Vireo – 1
>
> Blue Jay - 3
>
> American Crow – 1
>
> Fish Crow – 4
>
> Purple Martin - 4
>
> Tree Swallow – 11
>
> Cliff Swallow - 9
>
> Barn Swallow – 7
>
> Carolina Chickadee – 2
>
> Tufted Titmouse – 2
>
> Carolina Wren – 9
>
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 8
>
> Northern Mockingbird – 4
>
> Cedar Waxwing – 23
>
> Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
>
> Prothonotary Warbler – 14
>
> Common Yellowthroat – 14
>
> Yellow-breasted Chat - 7
>
> Eastern Towhee – 3
>
> Savannah Sparrow - 1
>
> Northern Cardinal – 20
>
> Indigo Bunting – 11
>
> Painted Bunting - 11
>
> Dickcissel - 21
>
> Red-winged Blackbird – 26
>
> Eastern Meadowlark - 1
>
> Common Grackle – 8
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird – 4
>
> Orchard Oriole - 3
>
>
>
>
>
> *Odonates:*
>
>
>
> Fragile Forktail
>
> Elegant Spreadwing
>
> Swamp Darner
>
> Regal Darner
>
> Baskettail species
>
> Eastern Pondhawk
>
> Slaty Skimmer
>
> Blue Dasher
>
> Spot-winged Glider
>
> Striped Saddlebags
>
> Black Saddlebags
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *Herps:*
>
>
>
> Red-eared Slider
>
> Diamond-backed Watersnake
>
> Green Treefrog
>
> Blanchard’s Cricket Frog
>
> Bronze Frog
>
> Bullfrog
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Good birding!
>
>
>
> David Arbour
>
> De Queen, AR
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/15/18 9:52 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 76
species. The weather started off rainy, overcast, and mild, but soon turned
partly cloudy and hot. Very few migrants were found despite a lot of effort
to find some. The heronry on Pintail Lake was a buzz with activity as the
Cattle egrets were busy carrying sticks and nest building. A great Egret
was also apparently trying to build a nest in there too as it was playing
around with a stick in its bill. The Anhingas and Neotropic Cormorants
were busy incubating eggs and watching their new neighbors, the Cattle
Egrets, move in around them. Green Herons, who have their own heronry
further back on the lake, kept streaming back and forth as well. I was
driving up Red Slough Road from the middle parking area to the north parking
area when I noticed something dark moving in the road ahead of me. Thinking
it was probably another turtle I prepared to pass it when suddenly I
realized it was a mink carrying something in its mouth. And also there was
something else in the road beside it. I stopped quickly and the mink
dropped what I now recognized was a baby mink and ran on across the road
without it. I quickly backed up a little ways to give her some room. The
other object in the road was also a baby mink and I quickly spotted another
at the road edge. How she ended up with all 3 of these babies in the road a
once I have no idea. But as I watched she came back out into the road and
grabbed each baby one at a time and carried it off into the tall grass
beside a bridge. She made 3 trips back across the road until she had safely
retrieved all her young. The young minks were so tiny that they couldn't
hardly walk. Here is our list for today:



Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2

Canada Goose - 2

Wood Duck - 13

Blue-winged Teal - 12

Pied-billed Grebe - 2

Neotropic Cormorant - 4

Double-crested Cormorant - 1

Anhinga - 63

Least Bittern - 1

Great-blue Heron - 3

Great Egret - 25

Snowy Egret - 15

Little-blue Heron - 1

Cattle Egret - 332

Green Heron - 4

White-faced Ibis - 3

Black Vulture - 10

Turkey Vulture - 17

Mississippi Kite - 142

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

King Rail - 1

Sora - 1

Purple Gallinule - 20

Common Gallinule - 40

American Coot - 10

Killdeer - 2

Spotted Sandpiper - 1

Least Sandpiper - 2

White-rumped Sandpiper - 34

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7

Pectoral Sandpiper - 31

Wilson's Phalarope - 2

Black Tern - 600

Mourning Dove - 3

Great-horned Owl - 1

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 11

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

Eastern Phoebe - 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Willow Flycatcher - 1

Least Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 4

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1

White-eyed Vireo - 7

Bell's Vireo - 4

Red-eyed Vireo - 1

Blue Jay - 3

American Crow - 1

Fish Crow - 4

Purple Martin - 4

Tree Swallow - 11

Cliff Swallow - 9

Barn Swallow - 7

Carolina Chickadee - 2

Tufted Titmouse - 2

Carolina Wren - 9

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 8

Northern Mockingbird - 4

Cedar Waxwing - 23

Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1

Prothonotary Warbler - 14

Common Yellowthroat - 14

Yellow-breasted Chat - 7

Eastern Towhee - 3

Savannah Sparrow - 1

Northern Cardinal - 20

Indigo Bunting - 11

Painted Bunting - 11

Dickcissel - 21

Red-winged Blackbird - 26

Eastern Meadowlark - 1

Common Grackle - 8

Brown-headed Cowbird - 4

Orchard Oriole - 3





Odonates:



Fragile Forktail

Elegant Spreadwing

Swamp Darner

Regal Darner

Baskettail species

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Striped Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags







Herps:



Red-eared Slider

Diamond-backed Watersnake

Green Treefrog

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


















 

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Date: 5/15/18 8:19 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Re: Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018
I walked in about 7:30 am after stopping at the monument at Lake Yahola. I heard this bird about 10 times.


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:15 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018


Hey Mark just curious. Can you share what time you were in the North Woods. Also, was your Alder a visual ID or based on song, or both???



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Mary Peterson
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:53 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018



Hello All,

I went down to northern Tulsa County this morning, stopping at the 56th street sod farms, Lake Yahola and Oxley North Woods. The winds were light and it was mostly cloudy. Highlights included:



American Avocet-1 at Lake Yahola

Solitary Sandpiper-2 at 56th St. sod farms

Spotted Sandpiper-10+ at Lake Yahola

Pectoral Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms

Buff-breasted Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms

Bonaparte's Gull-3 at Lake Yahola

Black Tern-5 at Lake Yahola

Alder Flycatcher-1 at Oxley North Woods

Least Flycatcher-2 at Oxley North Woods

Loggerhead Shrike-1 about 1/2 mile east of Highway 75 on 156th St. north

Northern Parula-1 at Oxley North Woods

Yellow Warbler-4 at Oxley North Woods

American Redstart-2 at Oxley North Woods

Mourning Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods

Common Yellowthroat-4 at Oxley North Woods

Wilson's Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods



Mark Peterson

Bartlesville













 

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Date: 5/15/18 11:16 am
From: Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Subject: Re: Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018
Hey Mark... just curious. Can you share what time you were in the North Woods. Also, was your Alder a visual ID or based on song, or both???

From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Mary Peterson
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:53 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018


Hello All,

I went down to northern Tulsa County this morning, stopping at the 56th street sod farms, Lake Yahola and Oxley North Woods. The winds were light and it was mostly cloudy. Highlights included:



American Avocet-1 at Lake Yahola

Solitary Sandpiper-2 at 56th St. sod farms

Spotted Sandpiper-10+ at Lake Yahola

Pectoral Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms

Buff-breasted Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms

Bonaparte's Gull-3 at Lake Yahola

Black Tern-5 at Lake Yahola

Alder Flycatcher-1 at Oxley North Woods

Least Flycatcher-2 at Oxley North Woods

Loggerhead Shrike-1 about 1/2 mile east of Highway 75 on 156th St. north

Northern Parula-1 at Oxley North Woods

Yellow Warbler-4 at Oxley North Woods

American Redstart-2 at Oxley North Woods

Mourning Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods

Common Yellowthroat-4 at Oxley North Woods

Wilson's Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods



Mark Peterson

Bartlesville













 

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Date: 5/15/18 9:53 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018
Hello All,

I went down to northern Tulsa County this morning, stopping at the 56th street sod farms, Lake Yahola and Oxley North Woods. The winds were light and it was mostly cloudy. Highlights included:


American Avocet-1 at Lake Yahola

Solitary Sandpiper-2 at 56th St. sod farms

Spotted Sandpiper-10+ at Lake Yahola

Pectoral Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms

Buff-breasted Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms

Bonaparte's Gull-3 at Lake Yahola

Black Tern-5 at Lake Yahola

Alder Flycatcher-1 at Oxley North Woods

Least Flycatcher-2 at Oxley North Woods

Loggerhead Shrike-1 about 1/2 mile east of Highway 75 on 156th St. north

Northern Parula-1 at Oxley North Woods

Yellow Warbler-4 at Oxley North Woods

American Redstart-2 at Oxley North Woods

Mourning Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods

Common Yellowthroat-4 at Oxley North Woods

Wilson's Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville








 

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Date: 5/14/18 8:57 pm
From: Jo <jo.loyd...>
Subject: Tulsa Birders
The Tuesday Morning Birders are now meeting at 7:30 at LaFortune Park during
the summer months. If you have questions, please contact me offline.
Thanks.

Jo Loyd


 

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Date: 5/14/18 12:24 pm
From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
Subject: On Jenkins this morning
Black Vulture, Orchard Oriole, Common Night hawk, and a couple of
Yellow-billed Cuckoos. Yesterday I saw (Blossom flushed a Sora) and last
Thursday a Bobolink which I forgot to mention.

D.

 

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Date: 5/14/18 7:53 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-14-2018
Hello All,

I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school to almost to the bridge and back. It was partly cloudy with light winds. The best area this morning was along the trail to the pond by the high school. Yellow-billed cuckoos and orioles were on the move this morning. Highlights included:


Yellow-billed cuckoo-10+

Northern Parula-3

Chestnut-sided Warbler-1

Yellow-throated Warbler-2

American Redstart-1

Prothonotary Warbler-3

Louisiana Waterthrush-1

Mourning Warbler-2

Orchard Oriole-5

Baltimore Oriole-10+


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville


 

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Date: 5/13/18 4:43 pm
From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
Subject: Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
She did make it fly.

On May 13, 2018 6:42 PM, "NATHAN KUHNERT" <nrkuhnert...> wrote:

> You've been a big part of past OKC Audubon field trips down on Jenkins
> Dick so I think we should add your two good quality birds to our list as
> long as Blossom didn't catch the rail :)
>
> nrk
>
>
> On Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:29 PM, Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
> wrote:
>
>
> I got a couple of cuckoos on Jenkins a little earlier in the day and a
> sora on Potts land to the east.
>
> On May 13, 2018 5:31 PM, "NATHAN KUHNERT" <nrkuhnert...> wrote:
>
> Standing in line at the grocery store a few minutes ago I suddenly
> realized that I had inadvertently omitted Red-headed Woodpecker from our
> trip list on Saturday. I edited the list below and for now we have 66
> species.
>
> nrk
>
>
> On Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:37 PM, NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...>
> wrote:
>
>
> On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a
> nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00.
> We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street
> and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it
> a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However,
> everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally
> about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that
> had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.
>
> Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted
> along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that
> called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a
> week ago.
>
> Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures
> and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we
> logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this
> list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along
> the Blue River. Here is the complete list:
>
> Great Blue Heron (2)
> Canada Goose (1)
> Wild Turkey (1)
> Black Vulture (5)
> Turkey Vulture (2)
> Mississippi Kite (7)
> Red-shouldered Hawk (1)
> Red-tailed Hawk (1)
> Killdeer (1)
> Mourning Dove (5)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)
> Chimney Swift (3)
> Belted Kingfisher (1)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (2)
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)
> Hairy Woodpecker (2)
> Downy Woodpecker (1)
> Least Flycatcher (3)
> Empidonax sp. (2)
> Pileated Woodpecker (1)
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)
> Great Crested Flycatcher (7)
> Western Kingbird (4)
> Eastern Kingbird (3)
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)
> American Crow (5)
> Fish Crow (6)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)
> Purple Martin (3)
> Barn Swallow (2)
> Cliff Swallow (8)
> Loggerhead Shrike (1)
> Bell's Vireo (1)
> White-eyed Vireo (2)
> Red-eyed Vireo (3)
> Blue Jay (6)
> Carolina Chickadee (3)
> Tuften Titmouse (4)
> White-breasted Nuthatch (2)
> Carolina Wren (6)
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)
> Eastern Bluebird (4)
> Swainson's Thrush (2)
> American Robin (3)
> Northern Mockingbird (2)
> European Starling (9)
> Cedar Waxwing (12)
> Prothonotary Warbler (2)
> Kentucky Warbler (1)
> Black-and-white Warbler (1)
> Northern Parula (4)
> Yellow-throated Warbler (2)
> Yellow Warbler (2)
> Grasshopper Sparrow (1)
> Summer Tanager (1)
> Northern Cardinal (7)
> Blue Grosbeak (6)
> Indigo Bunting (9)
> Painted Bunting (7)
> Dickcissel (13)
> Eastern Meadowlark (3)
> Great-tailed Grackle (2)
> Orchard Oriole (3)
> Baltimore Oriole (1)
> Brown-headed Cowbird (7)
> House Finch (9)
> American Goldfinch (29)
>
> nrk
> Norman, OK
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/13/18 4:42 pm
From: NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...>
Subject: Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
You've been a big part of past OKC Audubon field trips down on Jenkins Dick so I think we should add your two good quality birds to our list as long as Blossom didn't catch the rail :) 
nrk

On Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:29 PM, Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> wrote:


I got a couple of cuckoos on Jenkins a little earlier in the day and a sora on Potts land to the east.
On May 13, 2018 5:31 PM, "NATHAN KUHNERT" <nrkuhnert...> wrote:

Standing in line at the grocery store a few minutes ago I suddenly realized that I had inadvertently omitted Red-headed Woodpecker from our trip list on Saturday. I edited the list below and for now we have 66 species.
nrk

On Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:37 PM, NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...> wrote:


On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00.  We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However, everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.
Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a week ago.
Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along the Blue River. Here is the complete list:
Great Blue Heron (2)Canada Goose (1)Wild Turkey (1)Black Vulture (5)Turkey Vulture (2)Mississippi Kite (7)Red-shouldered Hawk (1)Red-tailed Hawk (1)Killdeer (1)Mourning Dove (5)Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)Chimney Swift (3)Belted Kingfisher (1)Red-headed Woodpecker (2)Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)Hairy Woodpecker (2)Downy Woodpecker (1)Least Flycatcher (3)Empidonax sp. (2)Pileated Woodpecker (1)Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)Great Crested Flycatcher (7)Western Kingbird (4)Eastern Kingbird (3)Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)American Crow (5)Fish Crow (6)Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)Purple Martin (3)Barn Swallow (2)Cliff Swallow (8)Loggerhead Shrike (1)Bell's Vireo (1)White-eyed Vireo (2)Red-eyed Vireo (3)Blue Jay (6)Carolina Chickadee (3)Tuften Titmouse (4)White-breasted Nuthatch (2)Carolina Wren (6)Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)Eastern Bluebird (4)Swainson's Thrush (2)American Robin (3)Northern Mockingbird (2)European Starling (9)Cedar Waxwing (12)Prothonotary  Warbler (2)Kentucky Warbler (1) Black-and-white Warbler (1)Northern Parula (4)Yellow-throated Warbler (2)Yellow Warbler (2)Grasshopper Sparrow (1)Summer Tanager (1)Northern Cardinal (7)Blue Grosbeak (6)Indigo Bunting (9)Painted Bunting (7)Dickcissel (13)Eastern Meadowlark (3)Great-tailed Grackle (2)Orchard Oriole (3)Baltimore Oriole (1)Brown-headed Cowbird (7)House Finch (9)American Goldfinch (29)
nrkNorman, OK





 

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Date: 5/13/18 4:30 pm
From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
Subject: Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
I got a couple of cuckoos on Jenkins a little earlier in the day and a sora
on Potts land to the east.

On May 13, 2018 5:31 PM, "NATHAN KUHNERT" <nrkuhnert...> wrote:

> Standing in line at the grocery store a few minutes ago I suddenly
> realized that I had inadvertently omitted Red-headed Woodpecker from our
> trip list on Saturday. I edited the list below and for now we have 66
> species.
>
> nrk
>
>
> On Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:37 PM, NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...>
> wrote:
>
>
> On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a
> nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00.
> We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street
> and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it
> a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However,
> everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally
> about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that
> had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.
>
> Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted
> along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that
> called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a
> week ago.
>
> Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures
> and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we
> logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this
> list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along
> the Blue River. Here is the complete list:
>
> Great Blue Heron (2)
> Canada Goose (1)
> Wild Turkey (1)
> Black Vulture (5)
> Turkey Vulture (2)
> Mississippi Kite (7)
> Red-shouldered Hawk (1)
> Red-tailed Hawk (1)
> Killdeer (1)
> Mourning Dove (5)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)
> Chimney Swift (3)
> Belted Kingfisher (1)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (2)
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)
> Hairy Woodpecker (2)
> Downy Woodpecker (1)
> Least Flycatcher (3)
> Empidonax sp. (2)
> Pileated Woodpecker (1)
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)
> Great Crested Flycatcher (7)
> Western Kingbird (4)
> Eastern Kingbird (3)
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)
> American Crow (5)
> Fish Crow (6)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)
> Purple Martin (3)
> Barn Swallow (2)
> Cliff Swallow (8)
> Loggerhead Shrike (1)
> Bell's Vireo (1)
> White-eyed Vireo (2)
> Red-eyed Vireo (3)
> Blue Jay (6)
> Carolina Chickadee (3)
> Tuften Titmouse (4)
> White-breasted Nuthatch (2)
> Carolina Wren (6)
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)
> Eastern Bluebird (4)
> Swainson's Thrush (2)
> American Robin (3)
> Northern Mockingbird (2)
> European Starling (9)
> Cedar Waxwing (12)
> Prothonotary Warbler (2)
> Kentucky Warbler (1)
> Black-and-white Warbler (1)
> Northern Parula (4)
> Yellow-throated Warbler (2)
> Yellow Warbler (2)
> Grasshopper Sparrow (1)
> Summer Tanager (1)
> Northern Cardinal (7)
> Blue Grosbeak (6)
> Indigo Bunting (9)
> Painted Bunting (7)
> Dickcissel (13)
> Eastern Meadowlark (3)
> Great-tailed Grackle (2)
> Orchard Oriole (3)
> Baltimore Oriole (1)
> Brown-headed Cowbird (7)
> House Finch (9)
> American Goldfinch (29)
>
> nrk
> Norman, OK
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/13/18 3:31 pm
From: NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...>
Subject: Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
Standing in line at the grocery store a few minutes ago I suddenly realized that I had inadvertently omitted Red-headed Woodpecker from our trip list on Saturday. I edited the list below and for now we have 66 species.
nrk

On Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:37 PM, NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...> wrote:


On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00.  We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However, everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.
Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a week ago.
Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along the Blue River. Here is the complete list:
Great Blue Heron (2)Canada Goose (1)Wild Turkey (1)Black Vulture (5)Turkey Vulture (2)Mississippi Kite (7)Red-shouldered Hawk (1)Red-tailed Hawk (1)Killdeer (1)Mourning Dove (5)Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)Chimney Swift (3)Belted Kingfisher (1)Red-headed Woodpecker (2)Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)Hairy Woodpecker (2)Downy Woodpecker (1)Least Flycatcher (3)Empidonax sp. (2)Pileated Woodpecker (1)Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)Great Crested Flycatcher (7)Western Kingbird (4)Eastern Kingbird (3)Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)American Crow (5)Fish Crow (6)Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)Purple Martin (3)Barn Swallow (2)Cliff Swallow (8)Loggerhead Shrike (1)Bell's Vireo (1)White-eyed Vireo (2)Red-eyed Vireo (3)Blue Jay (6)Carolina Chickadee (3)Tuften Titmouse (4)White-breasted Nuthatch (2)Carolina Wren (6)Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)Eastern Bluebird (4)Swainson's Thrush (2)American Robin (3)Northern Mockingbird (2)European Starling (9)Cedar Waxwing (12)Prothonotary  Warbler (2)Kentucky Warbler (1) Black-and-white Warbler (1)Northern Parula (4)Yellow-throated Warbler (2)Yellow Warbler (2)Grasshopper Sparrow (1)Summer Tanager (1)Northern Cardinal (7)Blue Grosbeak (6)Indigo Bunting (9)Painted Bunting (7)Dickcissel (13)Eastern Meadowlark (3)Great-tailed Grackle (2)Orchard Oriole (3)Baltimore Oriole (1)Brown-headed Cowbird (7)House Finch (9)American Goldfinch (29)
nrkNorman, OK


 

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Date: 5/13/18 1:46 pm
From: Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: phoebe
I’ve been posting about the phoebe’s nest on my front porch. Well they have been successful, in raising one..........................cow bird. Sad, but better luck next time!

Bob LAVAL
Heavener

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Date: 5/13/18 1:39 pm
From: NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...>
Subject: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00.  We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However, everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.
Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a week ago.
Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along the Blue River. Here is the complete list:
Great blue Heron (2)Canada Goose (1)Wild Turkey (1)Black Vulture (5)Turkey Vulture (2)Mississippi Kite (7)Red-shouldered Hawk (1)Red-tailed Hawk (1)Killdeer (1)Mourning Dove (5)Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)Chimney Swift (3)Belted Kingfisher (1)Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)Hairy Woodpecker (2)Downy Woodpecker (1)Least Flycatcher (3)Empidonax sp. (2)Pileated Woodpecker (1)Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)Great Crested Flycatcher (7)Western Kingbird (4)Eastern Kingbird (3)Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)American Crow (5)Fish Crow (6)Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)Purple Martin (3)Barn Swallow (2)Cliff Swallow (8)Loggerhead Shrike (1)Bell's Vireo (1)White-eyed Vireo (2)Red-eyed Vireo (3)Blue Jay (6)Carolina Chickadee (3)Tuften Titmouse (4)White-breasted Nuthatch (2)Carolina Wren (6)Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)Eastern Bluebird (4)Swainson's Thrush (2)American Robin (3)Northern Mockingbird (2)European Starling (9)Cedar Waxwing (12)Prothonotary  Warbler (2)Kentucky Warbler (1) Black-and-white Warbler (1)Northern Parula (4)Yellow-throated Warbler (2)Yellow Warbler (2)Grasshopper Sparrow (1)Summer Tanager (1)Northern Cardinal (7)Blue Grosbeak (6)Indigo Bunting (9)Painted Bunting (7)Dickcissel (13)Eastern Meadowlark (3)Great-tailed Grackle (2)Orchard Oriole (3)Baltimore Oriole (1)Brown-headed Cowbird (7)House Finch (9)American Goldfinch (29)
nrkNorman, OK
 

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Date: 5/12/18 7:04 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Saturday Migrants
Hello All,

Started out this morning in the Oxley North Woods, not much going on, but I
did see one Alder Flycatcher

At Woodward Park, American Redstart, Black-Throated Green and Magnolia
Warblers.

Midland Valley trail at 21st: Mourning Warbler, one female Bay-Breasted
Warbler, two Redstarts and one Wilson's Warbler.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 5/12/18 1:56 pm
From: Jim Deming <birdbrain.jim...>
Subject: Tulsa Audubon Field Trip
This morning eight birders, from Tulsa, Owasso, Bartlesville and Oklahoma City, walked Pathfinder Parkway from 7:30 to 10:30 in difficult, windy conditions, but pleasant otherwise. We finished with 33 species; best of the morning was the first bird seen, a Magnolia Warbler. Here is the complete list:
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Western Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson’s Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Prothonotary Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole



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Date: 5/11/18 10:33 am
From: Nancy Reed <reednancy1717...>
Subject: Red Crossbills
A very good yard bird day. The Red Crossbills just showed up again. Also today I have the Lazuli, Painted and Indigo Buntings
Nancy Reed
Norman OK

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Date: 5/10/18 12:19 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-10-2018.
Hello All,

Melinda Droege and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school to just beyond the tanks and then up to almost to Adams and back. It was mostly cloudy with a few light showers at times. There were more migrants this morning than there have been recently. Highlights included:


Least flycatcher-5

Swainson's Thrush-6

Golden-winged Warbler-1

Nashville Warbler-1

Northern Parula-6

Yellow Warbler-3

Yellow-throated Warbler-2

Blackpoll Warbler-1

Prothonotary Warbler-4

Ovenbird-2

Northern Waterthrush-1

Louisiana Waterthrush-1

Wilson's Warbler-1


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 5/10/18 9:54 am
From: Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
Subject: Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC this morning
The Myriad “Migrant Trap” seemed to be in full effect today. As always, Meinders Garden (NE corner) was most productive.

41 species including: Peregrine Falcon, Swainson’s Thrush, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, No. Waterthrush, KY Warbler, Am. Redstart, and Wilson’s Warbler.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45520136

It’s unclear if the Ovenbird is the same one reported earlier this week. My experience with them at Myriad is they don’t typically hang around long.

In a shameless plug, I will be leading a bird walk tomorrow in the Myriad Gardens starting at 8 am. We will meet in front of the main entrance to the Crystal Bridge (i.e. south side). I hope it will be equally productive.

ZAP



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Date: 5/10/18 9:26 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: On The Way To Work
Hello All,

This morning before work, saw one Blackburnian Warbler in the Oxley North
Woods. Also a Northern Waterthrush and Yellow-Billed Cuckoo.

On Lake Yahola, 37 Willets and 18 American Avocets being harassed by two
adult Bald Eagles.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa OK

 

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Date: 5/10/18 8:44 am
From: John Hurd <jackhurd...>
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 9, 2018
Today I saw a brown thrasher, in my yard, first one ever (5 years). Both Brown Thrashers and Red-headed Woodpeckers have summer ranges that extend north of their year round range, perhaps these odd location birds are migrants?

John Hurd
OKC
________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5:49 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 9, 2018

I checked the park this morning for migrants but none were found. The Redheaded Woodpeckers
were a surprise at they are not normally seen at this location.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US May 9, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
51 species

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 2
Little Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Mississippi Kite 7
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 6
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 6
Barn Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Eastern Bluebird 3
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 11
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 10
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Dickcissel 2
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Baltimore Oriole 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 9

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45492073

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

 

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Date: 5/10/18 7:19 am
From: Marta Harris <mbhsuzy...>
Subject: Bobolinks at Adams Ranch in Bartlesville???
Has anyone been to Adams Ranch north of Bartlesville to look for bobolinks?  Was thinking of going this morning, but it's been raining.  If anyone does see them, please post.
Thanks,
Suzy HarrisBartlesville


 

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Date: 5/9/18 7:03 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Northern Tulsa County and Oxley on 5-9-2018
Hello All,

I went down to Northern Tulsa County and Oxley north Woods and Nature Center Trails this morning. There were few birds on Lake Yahola. There were also few migrants on the trails. Highlights included:


Yellow-crowned Night-Heron-2 near Lake Sherry,

Osprey-1 chasing an immature bald eagle

Acadian Flycatcher-2 at Oxley North Woods

Ovenbird-1 at Oxley North Woods

Wilson's Warbler-2 at Oxley North Woods

Grasshopper Sparrow-1 about 1/4 mile east of the junction of Lewis and 176th Street North, south of the road.

Henslow's Sparrow-3 about 1/2 mile west of Highway 75 along 186th Street North, south of the road and 1 about 1/4 mile east of Lewis on 176th Street North, south of the road.


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 5/9/18 3:50 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 9, 2018
I checked the park this morning for migrants but none were found. The Redheaded Woodpeckers
were a surprise at they are not normally seen at this location.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US May 9, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
51 species

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 2
Little Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Mississippi Kite 7
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 6
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 6
Barn Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Eastern Bluebird 3
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 11
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 10
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Dickcissel 2
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Baltimore Oriole 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 9

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45492073

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Date: 5/9/18 10:52 am
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Results of Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count
J.T. Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count - May 2, 2018 .
A total of 207 bird species thanks to our 11 wonderful volunteers!

1. Great Blue Heron
2. Green Heron
3. Black Vulture
4. Turkey Vulture
5. Canada Goose
6. Bald Eagle
7. Red-shouldered Hawk
8. Broad-winged Hawk
9. Red-tailed Hawk
10. Wild Turkey
11. Killdeer
12. Mourning Dove
13. Barred Owl
14. Chimney Swift
15. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
16. Belted Kingfisher
17. Red-headed Woodpecker
18. Red-bellied Woodpecker
19. Downy Woodpecker
20. Hairy Woodpecker
21. Pileated Woodpecker
22. Eastern Wood Pewee
23. Acadian Flycatcher
24. Least Flycatcher
25. Eastern Phoebe
26. Great Crested Flycatcher
27. Western Kingbird
28. Eastern Kingbird
29. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
30. Loggerhead Shrike
31. White-eyed Vireo
32. Yellow-throated Vireo
33. Blue-headed Vireo
34. Warbling Vireo
35. Red-eyed Vireo
36. Blue Jay
37. American Crow
38. Fish Crow
39. Purple Martin
40. Tree Swallow
41. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
42. Cliff Swallow
43. Barn Swallow
44. Carolina Chickadee
45. Tufted Titmouse
46. White-breasted Nuthatch
47. Carolina Wren
48. Sedge Wren
49. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
50. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
51. Eastern Bluebird
52. Swainson’s Thrush
53. Wood Thrush
54. American Robin
55. Gray Catbird
56. Northern Mockingbird
57. Brown Thrasher
58. European Starling
59. Cedar Waxwing
60. Tennessee Warbler
61. Orange-crowned Warbler
62. Nashville Warbler
63. Northern Parula
64. Yellow Warbler
65. Yellow-rumped Warbler
66. Black-throated Green Warbler
67. Yellow-throated Warbler
68. Pine Warbler
69. Prairie Warbler
70. Blackpoll Warbler
71. Black-and-white Warbler
72. Prothonotary Warbler
73. Worm-eating Warbler
74. Ovenbird
75. Louisiana Waterthrush
76. Kentucky Warbler
77. Common Yellowthroat
78. Hooded Warbler
79. Yellow-breasted Chat
80. Golden-winged Warbler
81. Blue-winged Warbler
82. Summer Tanager
83. Scarlet Tanager
84. Eastern Towhee
85. Chipping Sparrow
86. Field Sparrow
87. Lark Sparrow
88. Savannah Sparrow
89. Grasshopper Sparrow
90. Lincoln’s Sparrow
91. Swamp Sparrow
92. White-throated Sparrow
93. White-crowned Sparrow
94. Northern Cardinal
95. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
96. Blue Grosbeak
97. Indigo Bunting
98. Painted Bunting
99. Dickcissel
100. Red-winged Blackbird
101. Eastern Meadowlark
102. Common Grackle
103. Brown-headed Cowbird
104. Orchard Oriole
105. Baltimore Oriole
106. House Finch
107. American Goldfinch

--
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
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Date: 5/8/18 7:24 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Oklahoma Big Day Attempt
Hi All. On Saturday, May 5, Jimmy Woodard, Larry Mays, and I took stab at the Oklahoma Big Day Record (182 ABA). We came tantalizingly close to the record (177). We started after midnight with Greater Prairie-Chicken and Henslow's Sparrows near Pawhuska and then some nocturnal birding at marshes/lakes with only moderate results. We hit Nickel Preserve at daybreak and had very nice run of migrants, although fog slowed us down some. We needed more forest migrants at Nickel than we got, but still a productive site. We headed to Tulsa and had moderate success at Oxley and other sites. We hustled to Lawton to pick up some goodies like Inca Dove. The Wichita Mountains NWR was slow, hot, too much traffic/humans and we underperformed there. We got the Black-capped Vireo and Burrowing Owl etc, but had trouble with wrens of all things... We left Wichita Mountains in a pickle with only 139 species. We rallied on the drive to Hackberry Flat with one (1!) Bobolink on a fence post, but we knew it was going to be difficult to get the record. Hackberry received rain a few days prior to our count and this was, ironically, a big problem. Shorebirds were spread out and often in the vegetation, reducing visibility and with only 2 hours left. We only saw 17 shorebird species, which was 5-6 less than expected. That would have put us over the top (or a few more forest migrants in Eastern Oklahoma). We quickly saw quite a few species, but missed some shockers like American Bittern (unbelievable!). Ran out of daylight and the clock reels you in unfortunately. A few unlucky breaks and a couple unproductive stops kept us from making the mark, but was a ton of fun. Forest migrants seemed to be a bit sparse compared to our hopes. That's birding though. We benefited from having Lou Truex as a non-observer driver. Thank you Lou! Maybe give it a go next year...? Local big days are fun too! Best to all, Doug.


Douglas R. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347
<dwood...><mailto:<dwood...>
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Date: 5/7/18 6:20 pm
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat 5-7-2018
Hello Everyone,

Mary and I did a survey today. We had 22 shorebird species and a Black
Tern solo which was unusual.

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
<ml2x1954...>
Lawton

Tillman - Hackberry Flat WMA Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
May 7, 2018 12:04 PM - 4:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
18.0 mile(s)
67 species (+4 other taxa)

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 Pic att
Canada Goose 4
Blue-winged Teal 133
Cinnamon Teal 11 Actual drake count
Northern Shoveler 116
Gadwall 13
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 22
Northern Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 11
Redhead 33
Ruddy Duck 7
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Eared Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 7
American Bittern 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 32
Snowy Egret 4
Little Blue Heron 1
Cattle Egret 2
Glossy Ibis 1 Continuing bird
White-faced Ibis 64
Glossy/White-faced Ibis 21
Northern Harrier 1
King Rail 1
Sora 2
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 83
Black-necked Stilt 52
American Avocet 31
Black-bellied Plover 4
American Golden-Plover 47
Snowy Plover 14
Killdeer 32
Whimbrel 4 ...
Stilt Sandpiper 57
Dunlin 1
Baird's Sandpiper 43
Least Sandpiper 41
White-rumped Sandpiper 8
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 17
Western Sandpiper 1
peep sp. 35
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Orange neck, no barring on neck, breast or
flanks, only spotting.
Long-billed Dowitcher 141
Wilson's Phalarope 685
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 29
Lesser Yellowlegs 21
shorebird sp. 50
Black Tern 1
Mourning Dove 10
Great Horned Owl 1
American Kestrel 1
Western Kingbird 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 4
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 4
Northern Mockingbird 1
Savannah Sparrow 2
Dickcissel 22
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 8
Bullock's Oriole 1
Red-winged Blackbird 145
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Great-tailed Grackle 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45427170

 

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Date: 5/7/18 5:08 pm
From: Sharon Henthorn <shenthorn205...>
Subject: Re: YCNHeron
Jennie, you also will be surprised when I tell you that the yellow-crowned night-heron loves to eat lightning bugs. In past years in our neighborhood park two to three YCNH would run up from the creek grabbing them out of the air. Sharon

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From: Jennie Brooks
Sent: Monday, May 7, 2018 9:32 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] YCNHeron

I've often and ONLY ever observed Yellow Crowned Night Heron's fishing along waterways.  So I was OVERJOYED this morning to see TWO herons in the treetop at the back of my property.  It's a wooded area and they were in the top of a dead tree (which is a perching place for many a bird) and one of them flew off with a mouthful of dead branches.  They're apparently nesting nearby.  I'm frustrated that I didn't have my camera with me.  Will I ever learn?

Jennie Brooks


 

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Date: 5/7/18 1:02 pm
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, May 7, 2018
Hi All. Did a casual ears and eyes stroll this morning at Tishomingo. Nice run of birds including lots of Bobolinks. A few other migrants mixed in, but still feels a bit stunted for late migrants like redstarts etc. Doug.



________________________________
From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...>
Sent: Monday, May 7, 2018 3:00 PM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, May 7, 2018

Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Johnston, Oklahoma, US
May 7, 2018 7:50 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Quick stops at Murray 23, East Field, Craven Nature Trail, Sandy Creek, West Road.
88 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 1
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 7
Snowy Egret 3
Little Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Franklin's Gull 45
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Alder Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 9
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Western Kingbird 2
Eastern Kingbird 12
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 4
White-eyed Vireo 7
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 15
Fish Crow 9
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 10
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
Eastern Bluebird 6
Swainson's Thrush 9
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 20
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler 13
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 4
Kentucky Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 10
Northern Parula 7
Yellow Warbler 25
Blackpoll Warbler 7
Yellow-throated Warbler 5
Wilson's Warbler 2
Clay-colored Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
Lark Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 18 This is accurate count. They were frequent along the edge of the East Field and West Road.
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Summer Tanager 7
Northern Cardinal 12
Blue Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 25
Painted Bunting 20
Dickcissel 300 This is a low estimate of total. They blanketed all the fields on the Refuge.
Bobolink 60 Two different flocks of approximately equal size separated by about 200 m.
Eastern Meadowlark 4
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
American Goldfinch 14
House Sparrow 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45419276

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

 

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Date: 5/7/18 8:26 am
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert...>
Subject: Woodward Park, Tulsa
It was not as busy in Woodward Park this morning, but had a nice walk through there. Here is a partial list from today (5/7/18)
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 3
Empidonax species 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 3
Blue Jay 12
Fish Crow 5
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 5
Ruby-cr Kinglet 4
Swainson's Thrush 10
Cedar Waxwing 50
Orange-cr Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 6
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 4
Spotted Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 12
Clay-colored Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
White-thr. Sparrow 4
White-cr. Sparrow 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 7
Indigo Bunting 2
Baltimore Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 14

Patricia Seibert
Tulsa, OK
 

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Date: 5/7/18 7:32 am
From: Jennie Brooks <2014birder...>
Subject: YCNHeron
I've often and ONLY ever observed Yellow Crowned Night Heron's fishing
along waterways. So I was OVERJOYED this morning to see TWO herons in the
treetop at the back of my property. It's a wooded area and they were in
the top of a dead tree (which is a perching place for many a bird) and one
of them flew off with a mouthful of dead branches. They're apparently
nesting nearby. I'm frustrated that I didn't have my camera with me. Will
I ever learn?

Jennie Brooks

 

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Date: 5/6/18 8:23 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Sunday Birds
Hello All,

A few birds of note from today: Bell's Vireos at Helmerich Park, Common
Loon and Painted Bunting at Lake Yahola, Sedge Wren and Gray-Cheeked Thrush
at Oxley, 8 Bobolinks and lot's of Dickcissels at 171st & S Mingo.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 5/6/18 6:12 pm
From: SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...>
Subject: Spring is in full gear
FOS for me this week:
Swainson’s thrush (8) in 3 different locations
Dark ibis (30) on Yukon Parkway north of 50th
Clay-colored sparrow
Chipping sparrows- lots of locations
Dickcissels have arrived on 50th St east of Morgan Rd
Yellow warblers are abundant near Zoo Lake
Godwits on Morgan Rd north of 50th
Cattle egrets at work

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/6/18 6:04 pm
From: SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Rose Lake, May 6, 2018


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: May 6, 2018 at 8:02:02 PM CDT
To: <shenthorn205...>
Subject: eBird Report - Rose Lake, May 6, 2018

Rose Lake, Canadian, Oklahoma, US
May 6, 2018 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.5 mile(s)
Comments: Standing water in pastures
35 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose 6 With six goslings
Blue-winged Teal 20
Northern Shoveler 18
Mallard 8 With five ducklings
Great Egret 14
Snowy Egret 2
Cattle Egret 3
Glossy/White-faced Ibis 28 Yukon Pwy north of 50th
Turkey Vulture 1
American Coot 9
Killdeer 3
godwit sp. 5 I north of 50th on Morgan Rd
Baird's Sandpiper 7
Least Sandpiper 30 Grouped in grass probably more
Long-billed Dowitcher 2 Morgan Rd
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Franklin's Gull 15
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 11
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
Mourning Dove 14
Belted Kingfisher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Western Kingbird 9
Eastern Kingbird 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 5
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Cliff Swallow 6
Carolina Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 16
Chipping Sparrow 12
Dickcissel 60 Calling from every little tree on 50th east of Morgan
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 8
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 2
Great-tailed Grackle 25
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45389127

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

 

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Date: 5/6/18 2:34 pm
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: Re: Common Tern and Caspian Terns
OKBirds,

Sandy's note reminded me that I forgot to post a couple photos of a
Bobolink from Wagoner County. They can be seen at the same link listed
below.

Jim

------ Original Message ------
From: "Sandy Berger" <sndbrgr...>
To: "Jim Arterburn" <JIMARTERBURN...>
Sent: 5/6/2018 1:09:39 PM
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Common Tern and Caspian Terns

>So you had all the Caspians. Didn't see a single one in the valley
>yesterday. Geez.
>
>Sandy
>
>On Sun, May 6, 2018 at 11:44 AM Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
>wrote:
>>OKBirds,
>>
>>Friday, May 4th Ken Williams and I had an adult Common Tern in
>>breeding
>>plumage at Taylor Ferry North on Ft. Gibson Lake. We also had 600-700
>>Caspian Terns there. I have added a photo of about 400 of the Caspian
>>Terns to my website. See the link below to photos of both species. The
>>terns are at the beginning of the gallery.
>>
>>We also had Bobolinks at three different locations. Two locations in
>>Tulsa County and one location in Wagoner County. The total number of
>>Bobolinks were 200-250.
>>
>> http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds
>>
>>Jim Arterburn
 

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Date: 5/6/18 9:45 am
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: Common Tern and Caspian Terns
OKBirds,

Friday, May 4th Ken Williams and I had an adult Common Tern in breeding
plumage at Taylor Ferry North on Ft. Gibson Lake. We also had 600-700
Caspian Terns there. I have added a photo of about 400 of the Caspian
Terns to my website. See the link below to photos of both species. The
terns are at the beginning of the gallery.

We also had Bobolinks at three different locations. Two locations in
Tulsa County and one location in Wagoner County. The total number of
Bobolinks were 200-250.

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

Jim Arterburn
 

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Date: 5/5/18 8:15 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Southwest Oklahoma 5-3 to 5-5-2018
Hello All,

Mary and I went to southwestern Oklahoma the past few days. It was windy on Thursday, but not too bad on Friday and Saturday. We stopped at Lake Yahola and Oxley North Woods in Tulsa on the way down. We also went through the Wichita Mountains, out to Hackberry Flat 3 times and south of Eldorado on Friday. Southwestern Oklahoma got some much needed rain. Highlights included:


Cinnamon Teal-1 at Hackberry Flat

White-fronted Goose-1 at Hackberry Flat

Common Loon-1 at Lake Yahola

American Bittern-1 at Hackberry Flat

Glossy Ibis-1 at Hackberry Flat

Black-bellied Plover-3 at Hackberry Flat

American Golden Plover-1 in Breeding Plumage and 30+ in varying plumages at Hackberry Flat

Snowy Plover-4-5 at Hackberry Flat

Semipalmated Plover-1 at Hackberry Flat

Killdeer-Many at Hackberry Flat

Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry Flat

American Avocet-Many at Hackberry Flat

Greater Yellowlegs- Several at Hackberry Flat

Lesser Yellowlegs-20+ at Hackberry Flat

Solitary Sandpiper-2 at Hackberry Flat

Willet-1 at Hackberry Flat

Spotted Sandpiper-10+ at Hackberry Flat

Upland Sandpiper-3-4 at Hackberry Flat

Whimbrel-1 at Hackberry Flat

Hudsonian Godwit-3 at Hackberry Flat

Ruddy Turnstone-1 at Lake Yahola about 100 feet north of the monument on Thursday

Semipalmated Sandpiper-Several at Hackberry Flat

Least Sandpiper-20+ at Hackberry Flat

White-rumped Sandpiper-2 at Lake Yahola on Saturday

Stilt Sandpiper=3 at Hackberry Flat

Long-billed Dowitcher-Many at Hackberry Flat

Wilson's Phalarope-Many hundreds at Hackberry Flat

Burrowing Owl-1 at a small prairie dog town just west of the large one north of Elk Mountain in the Wichita Mountains

Black-capped Vireo-3 on Mt. Scott in the Wichita Mountains

Cave Swallow-1 colony about a mile north of Manitou and another colony about 7 miles west of Elmer

Black-crested Titmouse-6 south of Eldorado

Veery-1 at Oxley North Woods on Thursday

Golden-winged Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods on Thursday

Black-throated Green Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods on Thursday

Northern Waterthrush-1 at Oxley North Woods on Thursday

Cassin's Sparrow-4 between Elmer and Eldorado

Clay-colored Sparrow-30+ West of Frederick, including over 20 at the Tipton Cemetery

Black-headed Grosbeak-1 south of Eldorado at the far corner where the road turns west

Bullock's Oriole-1 at Hackberry Flat and 1 south of Eldorado


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville










 

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Date: 5/4/18 12:45 pm
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58...>
Subject: Re: Phoebe
Ours just started 2 days ago. Better late than never!

On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 13:26 Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> wrote:

> We had a pair of Phoebes that used the same spot under the eaves of our
> house for three straight years. Unfortunately, they didn't return this
> year. We actually were looking forward to having them back, and a little
> disappointed when they didn't show up.
>
>
> Have fun,
>
> Tom Curtis
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Bob And Nancy <
> <blnllaval...>
> *Sent:* Friday, May 4, 2018 1:00 PM
> *To:* <OKBIRDS...>
> *Subject:* Phoebe
>
> The phoebe on my front porch started building her nest on April 8. Today
> she started feeding young. She has wasted no time.
> Bob Laval
> Heavener
>
> Sent from my iPad
>

 

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Date: 5/4/18 11:26 am
From: Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
Subject: Re: Phoebe
We had a pair of Phoebes that used the same spot under the eaves of our house for three straight years. Unfortunately, they didn't return this year. We actually were looking forward to having them back, and a little disappointed when they didn't show up.


Have fun,

Tom Curtis


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Sent: Friday, May 4, 2018 1:00 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Phoebe

The phoebe on my front porch started building her nest on April 8. Today she started feeding young. She has wasted no time.
Bob Laval
Heavener

Sent from my iPad

 

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Date: 5/4/18 11:00 am
From: Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: Phoebe
The phoebe on my front porch started building her nest on April 8. Today she started feeding young. She has wasted no time.
Bob Laval
Heavener

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 5/4/18 10:26 am
From: Rick Farrar <rfarrar2...>
Subject: Re: FOS
More Lazuli Buntings: Two males and a female at feeder last two days in Newalla. Also a female Black-headed Grosbeak the first day.

Sent from my iPad

> On May 4, 2018, at 10:50 AM, Nancy Reed <reednancy1717...> wrote:
>
> A Lazuli Bunting came to the yard feeder today.
> Nancy Reed
> Norman, OK
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/4/18 8:51 am
From: Nancy Reed <reednancy1717...>
Subject: FOS
A Lazuli Bunting came to the yard feeder today.
Nancy Reed
Norman, OK
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/4/18 7:57 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Northern Bobwhite - The Covey Headquarters
Many people would like ho help the Northern Bobwhite and its recovery but may not know what to do or are doing the wrong things. The Missouri Department of Conservation has a free newsletter that can be signed up for either electronic or hard copy. It has some of the latest research and suggestions when and how you need to be improving habitat for the Northern Bobwhite. Also remember that the habitat needed by this species is also the habitat used by 40+ other grassland birds. The 138 million acres of improved pastures with exotic grasses like Bermuda, Pensacola Bahia and Fescue are of little to no value for the Northern Bobwhite or other grassland birds. You can help.

https://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/downloads/CoveyHQSpring2018.pdf

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR

 

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Date: 5/4/18 5:19 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
It is year 4 of this project and I am writing once again to post an opportunity to participate in a Citizens Science Project that involves recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs. I am interested in whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western, Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their respective areas of the species’ breeding range. All you need is a smartphone with a voice recording app and some luck. The web page link below describes the project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in more detail. There is also a link to the map with previous year’s results based on recordings from many volunteers.

https://mowasongmapper.weebly.com/

Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this research.

Audubon Society reporting
http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just

Please send song recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab (jpitocchATanselm.edu).

I would really appreciate your help and contributions this year to this Citizens Science Project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli
Biology Department
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102
<jpitocch...>
<jpitocch...>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 6:02 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Fun and Games
What a great tale. My family laughed out loud as I read it to them.

Sandy

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 4:03 PM Bob and Nancy <blnllaval...>
wrote:

> Wow! Talk about a mad house. We left the door from our garage into the
> house open for about 3 min. and a pair of Carolina Wrens decided to see
> what the rest of the 3 bedroom house looked like. Nancy and I came back in
> and they were flying around the living room. One perched on Nancy’s
> antique silver spoon collection and another checking out the mantle over
> the fire place. The chase was on. Of course the first thing they did was
> fly down the hallway and disperse into separate rooms. I found one in the
> sewing room and tried to move it toward the door of the room, but it kept
> flying into the 3 mirrors in the room. Finally it flew out and went to the
> master bedroom and into the bathroom. I opened the outside door before I
> went into the bathroom. The bird flew into the towel shelves and a
> turntable that holds extra drug bottles etc. When it came out it knocked
> over many bottles and flew up to the skylight screen and held on just out
> of reach. Finally it came out and left the bathroom and flew out the
> door. We had opened 4 outside doors in the house and assume the other wren
> flew out one of them while we were after the other one because we haven’t
> seen the second one since the first sighting. As I sleep tonight being
> eaten by all the mosquitoes that came in all the open doors I will probably
> discover that the second bird is banging into the walls in the dark having
> come out of wherever he was hiding.
> We do love to have them around. They have nested in one of our potted
> plants for many years although they build at least two fake nests in the
> garage also.
> Bob and Nancy LaVal
> 20367 Pine Mtn. LP
> Heavener, OK 74937
> Phone: 918-653-7921
>

 

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Date: 5/3/18 3:53 pm
From: Bostian, Kelly <Kelly.Bostian...>
Subject: Got house birds?
Hello everyone,


The Tulsa World has asked me to write a story for Saturday's paper about birds making their springtime homes on and around our homes.


The main thrust -- with the help of interviews with local experts -- will be to point out that all sorts of birds (with the exception of invasive species) may try to nest on and around our homes and that those nests must be left alone because those migratory birds are protected under federal law.


We'll hit on 'how do I avoid the problem in the first place' and 'who do I call if it just HAS to be moved!" sorts of things... how to know if the nesting is done and when it's OK to remove it (or will they just re-nest). We'll hit on what to do about chicks when they hatch, all that good stuff.


And how hard is it to get that swallow nest mud off your siding, anyway? (I've never had to clean that up, but I've seen nests under eves of houses before and man it looks like they make a mess. Anyone have suggestions on swallow nests and the associated droppings??


I would love to hear from anyone (in the Tulsa and surrounding areas only ((sorry)) who has a bird-nest story from around their house. Do you have porch pewees? Do you have a wren spot in a hanging flower pot? Swallows on your window shutters and ducks under your decks?

Gimmee a call, I'd love to share a personal story or three along with your feelings about the birds with Tulsa World readers.


Thanks all,


Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
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Date: 5/3/18 2:04 pm
From: Bob and Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: Fun and Games
Wow! Talk about a mad house. We left the door from our garage into the house open for about 3 min. and a pair of Carolina Wrens decided to see what the rest of the 3 bedroom house looked like. Nancy and I came back in and they were flying around the living room. One perched on Nancy’s antique silver spoon collection and another checking out the mantle over the fire place. The chase was on. Of course the first thing they did was fly down the hallway and disperse into separate rooms. I found one in the sewing room and tried to move it toward the door of the room, but it kept flying into the 3 mirrors in the room. Finally it flew out and went to the master bedroom and into the bathroom. I opened the outside door before I went into the bathroom. The bird flew into the towel shelves and a turntable that holds extra drug bottles etc. When it came out it knocked over many bottles and flew up to the skylight screen and held on just out of reach. Finally it came out and left the bathroom and flew out the door. We had opened 4 outside doors in the house and assume the other wren flew out one of them while we were after the other one because we haven’t seen the second one since the first sighting. As I sleep tonight being eaten by all the mosquitoes that came in all the open doors I will probably discover that the second bird is banging into the walls in the dark having come out of wherever he was hiding.
We do love to have them around. They have nested in one of our potted plants for many years although they build at least two fake nests in the garage also.
Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
 

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Date: 5/3/18 9:56 am
From: Brett Niland <bestguess...>
Subject: Re: Looking for global big day options...
Thanks John!

We're in Tulsa, so your options are great for us!

We tend to do overnights for Salt Plains/Red Slough/Hackberry. Puts us in a good position to be on the birds at the dawn chorus.

My wife teaches, so I'm looking forward to some summer trips to all three!

Regards,

Brett
________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:02 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Looking for global big day options...

You might search the OKBirds archives for "Big Day" since a number of birders in Oklahoma have done this. These are often a bit more ambitious than your 100 species goal, but they can give you an idea of places to hit. Hitting a spot in NE Oklahoma, like Spavinaw or Nickel is needed to get the warblers, and then perhaps Oxley Nature Center/Lake Yahola for waterbirds and more songbirds. Or more ambitiously head to Great Salt Plains NWR, or the OKC area lakes. And then even more ambitiously end up in southwest Oklahoma.

Where are you located?

A quick search of my own gmail account showed a report from Torre Hovick in 2013, copied below:

Good Luck!

John Kennington
Bixby, OK


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Torre Hovick <torre.hovick...><mailto:<torre.hovick...>>
Date: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM
Subject: Big Day
To: <OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>>


Birders,

Joseph Lautenbach, Jonathan Lautenbach, Kevin Vande Vusse, and I did a big day on Tuesday, May 7th. We started birding a little after 3am at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and ended the day around 10pm near Altus with a flat tire. We had set a lofty goal of 185 species but ran out of daylight while shooting for some SW specialties south of El Dorado. We ended the day with a respectable 180. Some of the highlights are listed below.

John Dahl WMA
-Virginia Rail
-Sora
-Ring-necked Pheasant

Tallgrass Preserve
-Eastern Whippoorwill
-Yellow-headed Blackbird
-11 sparrow spp.
-Wood Thrush
-Rose-breasted Grosbeak

56th Sod Farms/Oxley/Yahola
-Black-crowned Night Heron
-American Pipit
-3 eared Grebes
-Caspian Tern

Lake Hefner
-LeConte's Sparrow
-5 Common Loons
-2 Horned Grebes
-Herring, RB, Franklin's and Bonaparte's gulls
-9 waterfowl spp.
-2 Hudsonian Godwits

Wichita Mtns
-Cave Swallow

Tom Steed
-Bonaparte's Gull
-Ladder-backed Woodpecker

South of El Dorado
-Bullock's Oriole
-4 singing Cassin's Sparrows

Good Birding,
Torre Hovick
Stillwater, OK



--
***************
Torre J. Hovick
Graduate Research Assistant
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma State University
008C Ag Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078


On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:22 AM Brett Niland <bestguess...><mailto:<bestguess...>> wrote:
Hi all,

My wife and I graduated from casual to amateur birders about five years ago, and since then it's been all about the birds. All vacations are planned with destination secondary to great birding opportunities.

We've decided to ratchet it up and hope to break 100 species submitted for a single day this Saturday. Our thoughts are we'll need to hit several habitat types in one days to make this work.

A couple of initial thoughts are;

Atoka WMA/McGee Creek State park
Spavinaw Hills State Game Refuge/Lake Eucha Park/JT Nickel
Payne County tour Ghost Hollow/Dunkin Bridge/etc. (courtesy of Scott Loss)

We've hit the high 80's pretty regularly when "destination" birding. But I know it's going to be interesting once we get into the nineties.

We appreciate your input and wish us luck!

Brett

P.S. The worst day I've ever had birding was a wonderful day spent walking outdoors with my wife.

 

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Date: 5/3/18 9:51 am
From: Brett Niland <bestguess...>
Subject: Re: Looking for global big day options...
Wow! That's remarkable. I'll count your vote double. :p

Brett
________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:34 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Looking for global big day options...

Brett,

We got 107 species at the Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count yesterday. :-D

Mia


On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:22 AM, Brett Niland <bestguess...><mailto:<bestguess...>> wrote:
Hi all,

My wife and I graduated from casual to amateur birders about five years ago, and since then it's been all about the birds. All vacations are planned with destination secondary to great birding opportunities.

We've decided to ratchet it up and hope to break 100 species submitted for a single day this Saturday. Our thoughts are we'll need to hit several habitat types in one days to make this work.

A couple of initial thoughts are;

Atoka WMA/McGee Creek State park
Spavinaw Hills State Game Refuge/Lake Eucha Park/JT Nickel
Payne County tour Ghost Hollow/Dunkin Bridge/etc. (courtesy of Scott Loss)

We've hit the high 80's pretty regularly when "destination" birding. But I know it's going to be interesting once we get into the nineties.

We appreciate your input and wish us luck!

Brett

P.S. The worst day I've ever had birding was a wonderful day spent walking outdoors with my wife.



--
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
<revels...><mailto:<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: 5/3/18 9:50 am
From: Brett Niland <bestguess...>
Subject: Re: Looking for global big day options...
Agreed! We love Red Slough, and one of our best remembered trips was our first meeting Dave. He's a really great resource and steward of a wonderful natural resource.

Brett
________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Louis Truex <ml2x1954...>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:30 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Looking for global big day options...

A trip to Red Slough with David Arbour or Ford Hendershot is all you need......maybe a side trip
to Little NWR....

Lou

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 10:02 AM, John Kennington <johnkennington...><mailto:<johnkennington...>> wrote:
You might search the OKBirds archives for "Big Day" since a number of birders in Oklahoma have done this. These are often a bit more ambitious than your 100 species goal, but they can give you an idea of places to hit. Hitting a spot in NE Oklahoma, like Spavinaw or Nickel is needed to get the warblers, and then perhaps Oxley Nature Center/Lake Yahola for waterbirds and more songbirds. Or more ambitiously head to Great Salt Plains NWR, or the OKC area lakes. And then even more ambitiously end up in southwest Oklahoma.

Where are you located?

A quick search of my own gmail account showed a report from Torre Hovick in 2013, copied below:

Good Luck!

John Kennington
Bixby, OK


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Torre Hovick <torre.hovick...><mailto:<torre.hovick...>>
Date: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM
Subject: Big Day
To: <OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>>


Birders,

Joseph Lautenbach, Jonathan Lautenbach, Kevin Vande Vusse, and I did a big day on Tuesday, May 7th. We started birding a little after 3am at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and ended the day around 10pm near Altus with a flat tire. We had set a lofty goal of 185 species but ran out of daylight while shooting for some SW specialties south of El Dorado. We ended the day with a respectable 180. Some of the highlights are listed below.

John Dahl WMA
-Virginia Rail
-Sora
-Ring-necked Pheasant

Tallgrass Preserve
-Eastern Whippoorwill
-Yellow-headed Blackbird
-11 sparrow spp.
-Wood Thrush
-Rose-breasted Grosbeak

56th Sod Farms/Oxley/Yahola
-Black-crowned Night Heron
-American Pipit
-3 eared Grebes
-Caspian Tern

Lake Hefner
-LeConte's Sparrow
-5 Common Loons
-2 Horned Grebes
-Herring, RB, Franklin's and Bonaparte's gulls
-9 waterfowl spp.
-2 Hudsonian Godwits

Wichita Mtns
-Cave Swallow

Tom Steed
-Bonaparte's Gull
-Ladder-backed Woodpecker

South of El Dorado
-Bullock's Oriole
-4 singing Cassin's Sparrows

Good Birding,
Torre Hovick
Stillwater, OK



--
***************
Torre J. Hovick
Graduate Research Assistant
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma State University
008C Ag Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078


On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:22 AM Brett Niland <bestguess...><mailto:<bestguess...>> wrote:
Hi all,

My wife and I graduated from casual to amateur birders about five years ago, and since then it's been all about the birds. All vacations are planned with destination secondary to great birding opportunities.

We've decided to ratchet it up and hope to break 100 species submitted for a single day this Saturday. Our thoughts are we'll need to hit several habitat types in one days to make this work.

A couple of initial thoughts are;

Atoka WMA/McGee Creek State park
Spavinaw Hills State Game Refuge/Lake Eucha Park/JT Nickel
Payne County tour Ghost Hollow/Dunkin Bridge/etc. (courtesy of Scott Loss)

We've hit the high 80's pretty regularly when "destination" birding. But I know it's going to be interesting once we get into the nineties.

We appreciate your input and wish us luck!

Brett

P.S. The worst day I've ever had birding was a wonderful day spent walking outdoors with my wife.


 

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Date: 5/3/18 8:54 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Laughing Gull - Lake Carl Blackwell
I saw a 2nd cycle Laughing Gull this morning at Lake Carl Blackwell. It was
initially sitting on rocks right at the northeast tip of Ski Point (the
area east of the Lake Store and headquarters office), and when I left, it
was flying around and swimming/foraging east farther out toward the dam.

There were also several adult Franklin's Gulls on the lake (the Laughing
Gull was not associating with them), Ring-billed Gulls, a Bonaparte's Gull,
a Forster's Tern, and 3 Eared Grebes.

Pictures and ID notes on the Laughing Gull are in the below eBird checklist.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45214128

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 5/3/18 8:46 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Re: Looking for global big day options...
Awesome!


From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Mia Revels
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2018 10:35 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Looking for global big day options...

Brett,

We got 107 species at the Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count yesterday. :-D

Mia


On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:22 AM, Brett Niland <bestguess...><mailto:<bestguess...>> wrote:
Hi all,

My wife and I graduated from casual to amateur birders about five years ago, and since then it's been all about the birds. All vacations are planned with destination secondary to great birding opportunities.

We've decided to ratchet it up and hope to break 100 species submitted for a single day this Saturday. Our thoughts are we'll need to hit several habitat types in one days to make this work.

A couple of initial thoughts are;

Atoka WMA/McGee Creek State park
Spavinaw Hills State Game Refuge/Lake Eucha Park/JT Nickel
Payne County tour Ghost Hollow/Dunkin Bridge/etc. (courtesy of Scott Loss)

We've hit the high 80's pretty regularly when "destination" birding. But I know it's going to be interesting once we get into the nineties.

We appreciate your input and wish us luck!

Brett

P.S. The worst day I've ever had birding was a wonderful day spent walking outdoors with my wife.



--
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
<revels...><mailto:<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: 5/3/18 8:34 am
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Looking for global big day options...
Brett,

We got 107 species at the Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count yesterday. :-D

Mia


On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:22 AM, Brett Niland <bestguess...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> My wife and I graduated from casual to amateur birders about five years
> ago, and since then it's been all about the birds. All vacations are
> planned with destination secondary to great birding opportunities.
>
> We've decided to ratchet it up and hope to break 100 species submitted for
> a single day this Saturday. Our thoughts are we'll need to hit several
> habitat types in one days to make this work.
>
> A couple of initial thoughts are;
>
> Atoka WMA/McGee Creek State park
> Spavinaw Hills State Game Refuge/Lake Eucha Park/JT Nickel
> Payne County tour Ghost Hollow/Dunkin Bridge/etc. (courtesy of Scott Loss)
>
> We've hit the high 80's pretty regularly when "destination" birding. But
> I know it's going to be interesting once we get into the nineties.
>
> We appreciate your input and wish us luck!
>
> Brett
>
> P.S. The worst day I've ever had birding was a wonderful day spent walking
> outdoors with my wife.
>



--
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: 5/3/18 8:30 am
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954...>
Subject: Re: Looking for global big day options...
A trip to Red Slough with David Arbour or Ford Hendershot is all you
need......maybe a side trip
to Little NWR....

Lou

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 10:02 AM, John Kennington <johnkennington...>
wrote:

> You might search the OKBirds archives for "Big Day" since a number of
> birders in Oklahoma have done this. These are often a bit more ambitious
> than your 100 species goal, but they can give you an idea of places to hit.
> Hitting a spot in NE Oklahoma, like Spavinaw or Nickel is needed to get the
> warblers, and then perhaps Oxley Nature Center/Lake Yahola for waterbirds
> and more songbirds. Or more ambitiously head to Great Salt Plains NWR, or
> the OKC area lakes. And then even more ambitiously end up in southwest
> Oklahoma.
>
> Where are you located?
>
> A quick search of my own gmail account showed a report from Torre Hovick
> in 2013, copied below:
>
> Good Luck!
>
> John Kennington
> Bixby, OK
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Torre Hovick <torre.hovick...>
> Date: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM
> Subject: Big Day
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
>
>
> Birders,
>
> Joseph Lautenbach, Jonathan Lautenbach, Kevin Vande Vusse, and I did a big
> day on Tuesday, May 7th. We started birding a little after 3am at the
> Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and ended the day around 10pm near Altus with a
> flat tire. We had set a lofty goal of 185 species but ran out of daylight
> while shooting for some SW specialties south of El Dorado. We ended the day
> with a respectable 180. Some of the highlights are listed below.
>
> John Dahl WMA
> -Virginia Rail
> -Sora
> -Ring-necked Pheasant
>
> Tallgrass Preserve
> -Eastern Whippoorwill
> -Yellow-headed Blackbird
> -11 sparrow spp.
> -Wood Thrush
> -Rose-breasted Grosbeak
>
> 56th Sod Farms/Oxley/Yahola
> -Black-crowned Night Heron
> -American Pipit
> -3 eared Grebes
> -Caspian Tern
>
> Lake Hefner
> -LeConte's Sparrow
> -5 Common Loons
> -2 Horned Grebes
> -Herring, RB, Franklin's and Bonaparte's gulls
> -9 waterfowl spp.
> -2 Hudsonian Godwits
>
> Wichita Mtns
> -Cave Swallow
>
> Tom Steed
> -Bonaparte's Gull
> -Ladder-backed Woodpecker
>
> South of El Dorado
> -Bullock's Oriole
> -4 singing Cassin's Sparrows
>
> Good Birding,
> Torre Hovick
> Stillwater, OK
>
>
>
> --
> ***************
> Torre J. Hovick
> Graduate Research Assistant
> Natural Resource Ecology and Management
> Oklahoma State University
> 008C Ag Hall
> Stillwater, OK 74078
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:22 AM Brett Niland <bestguess...> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> My wife and I graduated from casual to amateur birders about five years
>> ago, and since then it's been all about the birds. All vacations are
>> planned with destination secondary to great birding opportunities.
>>
>> We've decided to ratchet it up and hope to break 100 species submitted
>> for a single day this Saturday. Our thoughts are we'll need to hit several
>> habitat types in one days to make this work.
>>
>> A couple of initial thoughts are;
>>
>> Atoka WMA/McGee Creek State park
>> Spavinaw Hills State Game Refuge/Lake Eucha Park/JT Nickel
>> Payne County tour Ghost Hollow/Dunkin Bridge/etc. (courtesy of Scott Loss)
>>
>> We've hit the high 80's pretty regularly when "destination" birding. But
>> I know it's going to be interesting once we get into the nineties.
>>
>> We appreciate your input and wish us luck!
>>
>> Brett
>>
>> P.S. The worst day I've ever had birding was a wonderful day spent
>> walking outdoors with my wife.
>>
>

 

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Date: 5/3/18 8:03 am
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Re: Looking for global big day options...
You might search the OKBirds archives for "Big Day" since a number of
birders in Oklahoma have done this. These are often a bit more ambitious
than your 100 species goal, but they can give you an idea of places to hit.
Hitting a spot in NE Oklahoma, like Spavinaw or Nickel is needed to get the
warblers, and then perhaps Oxley Nature Center/Lake Yahola for waterbirds
and more songbirds. Or more ambitiously head to Great Salt Plains NWR, or
the OKC area lakes. And then even more ambitiously end up in southwest
Oklahoma.

Where are you located?

A quick search of my own gmail account showed a report from Torre Hovick in
2013, copied below:

Good Luck!

John Kennington
Bixby, OK


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Torre Hovick <torre.hovick...>
Date: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM
Subject: Big Day
To: <OKBIRDS...>


Birders,

Joseph Lautenbach, Jonathan Lautenbach, Kevin Vande Vusse, and I did a big
day on Tuesday, May 7th. We started birding a little after 3am at the
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and ended the day around 10pm near Altus with a
flat tire. We had set a lofty goal of 185 species but ran out of daylight
while shooting for some SW specialties south of El Dorado. We ended the day
with a respectable 180. Some of the highlights are listed below.

John Dahl WMA
-Virginia Rail
-Sora
-Ring-necked Pheasant

Tallgrass Preserve
-Eastern Whippoorwill
-Yellow-headed Blackbird
-11 sparrow spp.
-Wood Thrush
-Rose-breasted Grosbeak

56th Sod Farms/Oxley/Yahola
-Black-crowned Night Heron
-American Pipit
-3 eared Grebes
-Caspian Tern

Lake Hefner
-LeConte's Sparrow
-5 Common Loons
-2 Horned Grebes
-Herring, RB, Franklin's and Bonaparte's gulls
-9 waterfowl spp.
-2 Hudsonian Godwits

Wichita Mtns
-Cave Swallow

Tom Steed
-Bonaparte's Gull
-Ladder-backed Woodpecker

South of El Dorado
-Bullock's Oriole
-4 singing Cassin's Sparrows

Good Birding,
Torre Hovick
Stillwater, OK



--
***************
Torre J. Hovick
Graduate Research Assistant
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma State University
008C Ag Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078



On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:22 AM Brett Niland <bestguess...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> My wife and I graduated from casual to amateur birders about five years
> ago, and since then it's been all about the birds. All vacations are
> planned with destination secondary to great birding opportunities.
>
> We've decided to ratchet it up and hope to break 100 species submitted for
> a single day this Saturday. Our thoughts are we'll need to hit several
> habitat types in one days to make this work.
>
> A couple of initial thoughts are;
>
> Atoka WMA/McGee Creek State park
> Spavinaw Hills State Game Refuge/Lake Eucha Park/JT Nickel
> Payne County tour Ghost Hollow/Dunkin Bridge/etc. (courtesy of Scott Loss)
>
> We've hit the high 80's pretty regularly when "destination" birding. But
> I know it's going to be interesting once we get into the nineties.
>
> We appreciate your input and wish us luck!
>
> Brett
>
> P.S. The worst day I've ever had birding was a wonderful day spent walking
> outdoors with my wife.
>

 

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Date: 5/3/18 7:22 am
From: Brett Niland <bestguess...>
Subject: Looking for global big day options...
Hi all,

My wife and I graduated from casual to amateur birders about five years ago, and since then it's been all about the birds. All vacations are planned with destination secondary to great birding opportunities.

We've decided to ratchet it up and hope to break 100 species submitted for a single day this Saturday. Our thoughts are we'll need to hit several habitat types in one days to make this work.

A couple of initial thoughts are;

Atoka WMA/McGee Creek State park
Spavinaw Hills State Game Refuge/Lake Eucha Park/JT Nickel
Payne County tour Ghost Hollow/Dunkin Bridge/etc. (courtesy of Scott Loss)

We've hit the high 80's pretty regularly when "destination" birding. But I know it's going to be interesting once we get into the nineties.

We appreciate your input and wish us luck!

Brett

P.S. The worst day I've ever had birding was a wonderful day spent walking outdoors with my wife.

 

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Date: 5/3/18 6:02 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
It is year 4 of this project and I am writing once again to post an
opportunity to participate in a Citizens Science Project that involves
recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs.I am interested in whether
different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western, Eastern, Nova
Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their respective
areas of the species’ breeding range.All you need is a smartphone with a
voice recording app and some luck.The web page link below describes the
project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in more
detail.There is also a link to the map with previous year’s results
based on recordings from many volunteers.

https://mowasongmapper.weebly.com/

Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this
research.

Audubon Society reporting

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just

Please send song recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab
(jpitocchATanselm.edu).

I would really appreciate your help and contributions this year to this
Citizens Science Project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Biology Department

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102


 

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Date: 5/2/18 7:10 pm
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat 5-2-2018
Hello Everyone,

We sure hope we get to do a survey in low winds someday.....what am I
saying,
this is Oklahoma....LoL We did have 24 shorebird species today but the
place
seriously needs rain. There was storm coming in so we'll hope.....

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
Lawton
<ml2x1954...>

illman - Hackberry Flat WMA Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
May 2, 2018 12:37 PM - 3:59 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
58 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2
Blue-winged Teal 89
Cinnamon Teal 7
Northern Shoveler 58
Gadwall 13
Mallard 2
Northern Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 12
Ruddy Duck 10
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Eared Grebe 11
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 2 Pics to follow
White-faced Ibis 12
Northern Harrier 1
Swainson's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
American Coot 27
Black-necked Stilt 77
American Avocet 34
Black-bellied Plover 1
American Golden-Plover 7
Snowy Plover 12 2 nesting
Semipalmated Plover 13
Killdeer 33
Upland Sandpiper 2
Whimbrel 1 Pic to follow
Hudsonian Godwit 2
Stilt Sandpiper 42
Sanderling 1
Dunlin 3
Baird's Sandpiper 73
Least Sandpiper 34
White-rumped Sandpiper 6
Pectoral Sandpiper 28
Semipalmated Sandpiper 35
Western Sandpiper 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 710
Wilson's Phalarope 1015
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 6
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 14
shorebird sp. 50
Mourning Dove 3
Great Horned Owl 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 3
Barn Swallow 4
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 24
Dickcissel 10
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 10
Red-winged Blackbird 125
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Great-tailed Grackle 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45187997

 

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Date: 5/2/18 5:04 pm
From: Anne Davis <aiwdavis73...>
Subject: Re: Only during migration...
Sounds like an awesome day at the NWR, Sandy! Thanks for sharing.

annie (in Norman)

> On May 2, 2018, at 4:58 PM, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
>
> Spent the day at Sequoyah NWR. I had 82 species. It was a great day to out.
>
> On one of my last stops I saw a Sora on one side of the road, then turned and saw a Blackpoll Warbler on the other side. That only happens in migration. Had a total of 9 male Blackpolls and 3 Northern Waterthrushes mixed in a huge flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers. It was a fallout of sorts. They were all in the trees just north of the river.
>
> Shorebird and marshy waterbird habitat is limited. But I had ten White-faced Ibis, 3 Wilson's Phalarope, Least S, both Yellowlegs, and Pects.
>
> It was a grand day out.
>
> Sandy B
> Sequoyah County
>
 

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Date: 5/2/18 3:27 pm
From: HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: L. Hefner inlet area
Missed listing a gray catbird at Fink Park in Edmond
Hal Yocum
> On May 2, 2018 at 2:35 PM Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> wrote:
>
>
> Spent some time checking the inlet area this am.
>
> Baltimore Orioles - made attempt to photograph
> Brown Thrasher
> Warbling Vireo
> Clay colored Sparrows
> Chipping Sparrows
> RW Blackbords
> both grackles
> starlings and house sparrows
>
> on the lake:
> Canada Geese
> Mallards
> DC Cormorants
> AW Pelicans
> RB Gulls
> Franklin;s Gulls
> Forster's Terns
> Snowy Egrets
> Great Egrets
>
> Matt Jung, OKC
 

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Date: 5/2/18 2:59 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Only during migration...
Spent the day at Sequoyah NWR. I had 82 species. It was a great day to out.

On one of my last stops I saw a Sora on one side of the road, then turned
and saw a Blackpoll Warbler on the other side. That only happens in
migration. Had a total of 9 male Blackpolls and 3 Northern Waterthrushes
mixed in a huge flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers. It was a fallout of sorts.
They were all in the trees just north of the river.

Shorebird and marshy waterbird habitat is limited. But I had ten
White-faced Ibis, 3 Wilson's Phalarope, Least S, both Yellowlegs, and Pects.

It was a grand day out.

Sandy B
Sequoyah County

 

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Date: 5/2/18 2:33 pm
From: HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: L. Hefner inlet area
I also birded the Lake Hefner inlet this morning 11-11:45. I can add these additional species.
Inlet area: black and white warbler, orange crowned warbler,yellow-rumped warbler, eastern kingbird, spotted sandpiper.
About the lake area: I can add - pied billed grebe, blue winged teal, am. coot.

Earlier in the morning (9-10:30) I birded Fink Park ( in Edmond on 2nd Street across from U. of Central
Oklahoma).
Sightings included 24 species ( rather good for this park).
American Robin
brown thrasher-3
empidonax species-2 likely least flycatcher
red shouldered hawk- resident nearly year around there.
downy woodpecker
red-bellied woodpecker
n. cardinal
Carolina chickadee
tufted titmouse
Carolina wren- many( 5-6) singing, saw 1
house wren- 1
Swainson's thrush 3
Am. crow
mourning dove
nashville warbler 2
orange-crowned warbler 2
Summer tanager 1st year male about 3/4 through color change. First, I have ever seen 1 in Edmond (19
yrs)
e. phoebe
great tailed grackle
blue jay
Sparrows- chipping,clay colored, Harris, and house

Hal Yocum


> On May 2, 2018 at 2:35 PM Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> wrote:
>
>
> Spent some time checking the inlet area this am.
>
> Baltimore Orioles - made attempt to photograph
> Brown Thrasher
> Warbling Vireo
> Clay colored Sparrows
> Chipping Sparrows
> RW Blackbords
> both grackles
> starlings and house sparrows
>
> on the lake:
> Canada Geese
> Mallards
> DC Cormorants
> AW Pelicans
> RB Gulls
> Franklin;s Gulls
> Forster's Terns
> Snowy Egrets
> Great Egrets
>
> Matt Jung, OKC
 

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Date: 5/2/18 2:14 pm
From: ok_forbs <ok_forbs...>
Subject: Roger Mills County Birds
We spent one day (April 27) in Roger Mills Co. focusing on wildflowers,
but kept an eye open for birds; and we spent two nights at the Cheyenne Motel.

Butterflies were few in number; as the wildflowers are behind schedule in many places. The
county is in a drought. Even though they had some moderate rain before we arrived,
the ground soaked it up, leaving cow ponds with nothing in them except for dry sand.
Silver-spotted Skippers were the most abundant, some of which were very fresh and in
great shape. We often saw them feeding on milk vetchs (Astragalus sp.)

We were somewhat surprised that the Cheyenne Turkey Vulture Roast (30-ish birds)
had moved from the grainery, which is at the ne part of town, to some tall elm trees
at the sw part of town (about .5 miles from each other). The original location is
very noisy due to its feed production, which might be a factor for the new location.

Also in Cheyenne we saw a large flock of Yellow-headed Blackbirds (20) singing from
the top of a single tree.

At the motel, 5 hummingbird feeders were set up along the office windows.
There where 5 or 6 hummers visiting them. One of which appeared to be a male
Black-chinned, the others I would guess as Ruby-throats. The feeding activity started
early in the am; near first light (6:30-ish am).

Singing Birds:
Cardinal
Robin
Bewicks Wren
Field Sparrow

Partial List of Other Birds:
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
White Pelicans - 12 at Skip Out Lake
M. Dove
E. Collared-dove
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 10
Blue-winged Teal - 3 Spring Creek Lake
Cackling Geese - 3 Dead Indian Lake
Blue Jay

"The Challenge we face today is figuring
out how to escape the worst elements of
the western diet and life style without
going back to the bush."
~Michael Pollen , "In defense of food"


Eddie Stegall
<Ok_Forbs...>
Wichita, Ks.
 

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Date: 5/2/18 12:07 pm
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert...>
Subject: Woodward Park, Tulsa
Hi All
Had a fun morning in Woodward Park ( E. 21st St & S. Peoria) in Tulsa today (5/2/18)
Had over 50 species in about two hours.
Here is a partial list:
Warblers: Tennessee 10
Orange-crowned 4
Nashville 6
Yellow 2
Chestnut-sided 1
Yellow-rumped 10
Black-throated Green 1
Bay-breasted 2
Blackpoll 20
Black-and-white 3
American Redstart 1

Swainson's Thrush 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 6
Orchard Oriole 4
Baltimore Oriole 10
 

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Date: 5/2/18 11:35 am
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: L. Hefner inlet area
Spent some time checking the inlet area this am.

Baltimore Orioles - made attempt to photograph
Brown Thrasher
Warbling Vireo
Clay colored Sparrows
Chipping Sparrows
RW Blackbords
both grackles
starlings and house sparrows

on the lake:
Canada Geese
Mallards
DC Cormorants
AW Pelicans
RB Gulls
Franklin;s Gulls
Forster's Terns
Snowy Egrets
Great Egrets

Matt Jung, OKC
 

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Date: 5/2/18 8:00 am
From: Nancy Reed <reednancy1717...>
Subject: Red Crossbills
Excellent birding in my backyard today. Red Crossbills came for water today.
Nancy Reed
Norman

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Date: 5/1/18 6:51 pm
From: SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...>
Subject: Baltimore Orioles
This afternoon at Lake Hefner I was elated to see four orioles in and between the trees south of the inlet. All were bright-yellow/orange shades. Most other birds were difficult to see with all the new leaves. I don’t know why so many great egrets were around the shoreline near the inlet.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/1/18 5:09 pm
From: NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...>
Subject: Re: Mississippi Kite
I had my first MIKI in Norman at 6:30 this evening.

Nathan Kuhnert
Sent from my iPhone

> On May 1, 2018, at 4:12 PM, Doug Wood <DWood...> wrote:
>
> Hi All. Had Mississippi Kite soaring over Durant just now. Doug.
>

 

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Date: 5/1/18 4:03 pm
From: SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...>
Subject: eBird -- Lake Hefner--Lakeshore Dr. Inlet -- May 1, 2018
Lake Hefner--Lakeshore Dr. Inlet
May 1, 2018
3:10 PM
Traveling
0.10 miles
53 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

2 Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
4 Double-crested Cormorant
11 American White Pelican
15 Great Egret
12 Franklin's Gull
24 Ring-billed Gull
8 Forster's Tern
2 Mourning Dove
1 Western Kingbird
4 Eastern Kingbird
2 Blue Jay
1 American Robin
2 Northern Mockingbird
2 European Starling
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal
4 Baltimore Oriole
18 Common Grackle
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 19


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Date: 5/1/18 2:13 pm
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Mississippi Kite
Hi All. Had Mississippi Kite soaring over Durant just now. Doug.


 

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Date: 5/1/18 11:45 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-1-2018
Hello All,

I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school to the bridge and back. It was partly cloudy and breezy. I caught up with Melinda Droege along the way. Highlights included:


Black Vulture-3 circling by the tanks

Swainson's Thrush-8

Tennessee Warbler-1

Nashville Warbler-8

Northern Parula-3

Myrtle Warbler-6

Yellow-throated Warbler-1

Black and White Warbler-2

Prothonotary Warbler-3

Ovenbird-1

Kentucky Warbler-1


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 4/30/18 8:03 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - April 30
It was partly cloudy, warm, and extremely windy on the survey today. 89
species were found. About half way through the survey I ran into John
Sterling and Berlin Heck and they joined me for a couple hours. A lot of
new arrivals. Was surprised to find an adult Tricolored Heron in unit 5.
The mulberry trees at the north and middle parking areas are loaded with
fruit and attracting a lot of birds. Here is my list for today:



Canada Goose - 2

Wood Duck - 11

Blue-winged Teal - 31

Hooded Merganser - 2

Pied-billed Grebe - 5

Neotropic Cormorant - 5 (1 bird sitting on a nest and another nest
building.)

Double-crested Cormorant - 3

Anhinga - 24 (lots sitting on nests now. Males displaying.)

American Bittern - 2

Great-blue Heron - 5

Great Egret - 25

Green Heron - 5

Snowy Egret - 29

Tricolored Heron - 1 adult

Little-blue Heron - 3

White-faced Ibis - 3

Dark Ibis sp. - 7 (too backlit to tell I.D.'s)

Black Vulture - 18

Turkey Vulture - 14

Osprey - 2

Mississippi Kite - 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Broad-winged Hawk - 1

Swainson's Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Virginia Rail - 1

Sora - 3

Purple Gallinule - 3 (2 were fighting).

Common Gallinule - 19

American Coot - 31

Greater Yellowlegs - 8

Lesser Yellowlegs - 53

Spotted Sandpiper - 2

Pectoral Sandpiper - 20

Mourning Dove - 11

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Eastern Phoebe - 1

Great-crested Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 48

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 5

White-eyed Vireo - 14

Bell's Vireo - 3

Warbling Vireo - 6

Red-eyed Vireo - 1

Blue Jay - 1

American Crow - 3

Fish Crow - 6

Purple Martin - 1

Tree Swallow - 40

Bank Swallow - 1

Cliff Swallow - 1

Barn Swallow - 13

Carolina Chickadee - 3

Tufted Titmouse - 3

Carolina Wren - 8

Sedge Wren - 1

Eastern Bluebird - 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 9 (2 nest building.)

Gray Catbird - 1

Northern Mockingbird - 2

Cedar Waxwing - 2

Tennessee Warbler - 5

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5

Yellow Warbler - 3

Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1

Pine Warbler - 1

Prothonotary Warbler - 9

Common Yellowthroat - 11

Northern Waterthrush - 3

Yellow-breasted Chat - 10

Summer Tanager - 1

Eastern Towhee - 4

Savannah Sparrow - 10

Song Sparrow - 2 (two together; seen well; new late date for RS.)

Lincoln's Sparrow - 10

Swamp Sparrow - 2

White-throated Sparrow - 12

White-crowned Sparrow - 10

Northern Cardinal - 18

Indigo Bunting - 18

Painted Bunting - 5

Dickcissel - 25

Bobolink - 5

Red-winged Blackbird - 58

Common Grackle - 3

Brown-headed Cowbird - 6

Orchard Oriole - 3

Baltimore Oriole - 4





Odonates:



Fragile Forktail

Citrine Forktail

Common Green Darner

Baskettail species

Eastern Pondhawk

Painted Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Black Saddlebags





Herps:



American Alligator

Common Snapping Turtle

Green Treefrog

Blanchard's Cricket Frog - calling

Bullfrog - calling







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR
















 

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Date: 4/30/18 2:33 pm
From: Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: Re: A Baltimore Oriole Note
Well they were really filling up here about noon today.
Had 6 Baltimore Orioles, 2 female and 4 males driving the hummingbirds crazy at two of my 3 feeders. At the same time, had male and female Rose-breasted grosbeaks, Blue Grosbeak male and female and Indigo Bunting at the tray feeder. The Orioles were also eating at the suet feeder. Very active day.
Bob Laval
Heavener

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 30, 2018, at 3:32 PM, Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> wrote:
>
> We are fortunate to have the Baltimore Orioles for a few days and there have been many posts on this already but I want to add a note. Should you not have an Oriole feeder or oranges, Cantaloupe and watermelon slices work very well. I have orioles feeding on oranges and cantaloupe at the moment. Enjoy the moment and the fact that these birds made it across the Gulf and celebrate the great migration event that we have each year. This is the time to help them and other birds fill up for the rest of the journey.
>
> Jerry Wayne Davis
> Hot Springs

 

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Date: 4/30/18 1:33 pm
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: A Baltimore Oriole Note
We are fortunate to have the Baltimore Orioles for a few days and there have been many posts on this already but I want to add a note. Should you not have an Oriole feeder or oranges, Cantaloupe and watermelon slices work very well. I have orioles feeding on oranges and cantaloupe at the moment. Enjoy the moment and the fact that these birds made it across the Gulf and celebrate the great migration event that we have each year. This is the time to help them and other birds fill up for the rest of the journey.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs
 

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Date: 4/30/18 10:21 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-30-2018
Hello All,

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


Eastern Wood-Pewee-3

Acadian Flycatcher-2

Swainson's Thrush-8

Golden-winged Warbler-1

Tennessee Warbler-2

Orange-crowned Warbler-2

Nashville Warbler-10

Northern Parula-4

Myrtle Warbler-4

Yellow-throated Warbler-2

Black and White Warbler-3

American Redstart-1

Prothonotary Warbler-4

Ovenbird-1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak-1


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



 

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Date: 4/30/18 9:36 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Payne County Birding Sunday - Palm Warblers, Bobolink, etc
Tim O'Connell, Sam Cady, and I did a "big half day" of birding around
eastern Payne County yesterday (Sunday). We ended up with 119 species - not
bad for calling it a day around 1 pm! The rarest birds were a pair of Palm
Warblers at the Cushing Water Treatment Plant (both were of the "Western"
subspecies; see photos by Tim in the checklist linked below), but we had a
number of other great FOY's and notable bird sightings as well. Some
highlights included:

Ghost Hollow - numerous Chuck-wills-widows, Blue-headed Vireo, Least
Flycatcher, Summer Tanagers, Painted and Indigo Buntings, a late Northern
Harrier, 8 warblers (inc. Prothonotary, Nashville, Louisiana Waterthrush),
and at least 30 or 40 flyover Dickcissels

Cimmaron River at Meehan/Dunkin Rd - Orchard Oriole and Blue Grosbeak

Cushing Water Treatment Plant - 6 lingering duck species, American Bittern,
White-faced Ibises, multiple Soras, 12 shorebird species (mostly common
species, but including 4 American Golden Plovers and a dozen Semipalmated
Sandpipers), Marsh Wrens, numerous Yellow-headed Blackbirds, one Bobolink,
and the 2 Palm Warblers.

Cushing Water Treatment plant checklist including Palm Warbler photos:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45069355
Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 4/30/18 9:27 am
From: Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: Re: More first of season
My bad! Meant to say Rose-breasted.

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 30, 2018, at 11:12 AM, Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> wrote:
>
> Evening grosbeak, or blue or rose-breasted grosbeak?
>
>
> From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
> Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 10:22 AM
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
> Subject: More first of season
>
> Just looked out the window and saw female Evening Grosbeak in the feeder and Baltimore Oriole on the suet feeder.
> Bob Laval
> Heavener
>
> Sent from my iPad

 

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Date: 4/30/18 9:13 am
From: Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
Subject: Re: More first of season
Evening grosbeak, or blue or rose-breasted grosbeak?


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 10:22 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: More first of season

Just looked out the window and saw female Evening Grosbeak in the feeder and Baltimore Oriole on the suet feeder.
Bob Laval
Heavener

Sent from my iPad

 

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Date: 4/30/18 8:54 am
From: Brett Niland <bestguess...>
Subject: Re: Bixby Sod Farms
ONLY 190 something...good grief!

I was so proud of my 129... <sigh>
________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 9:40 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms


I think weather is a big factor. Coming after a front goes through, playas present, and obviously during migration, to catch the shorebirds is a key. Spring migration is usually better than fall, based on my limited experience. Locals have an advantage because we can drive down repeatedly, sometimes multiple times per day. Over the last two years when I was trying to reach 200 species in Tulsa county for the year, I drove down through the sod farm loop at least 3 times a week, and after fronts, would go down twice in one day AND catch different species in the same day. Side note I was close, but never did quite make it to two hundred, 190 something was my best.



Todd



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Brett Niland
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 9:31 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms



Thanks Todd/Bill,



That's pretty much what I'd been doing. Both on the Bixby and Leonard sides.



Based on some of the incredible lists I'd seen published on eBird I figured i was missing something. I'll keep at it and remember that this is birding and patience is required. ??



Keep your necks limber,



Brett

________________________________

From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 9:24 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms



The beauty of the Bixby loop is NOT to get out of your car. Its the perfect lazy birder trip! Since the roads are not traveled that much down there, most of the regular birders will just kind of drive British style when needed. So, if you see 4 or 5 Upland Sandpipers on the left, you just kind of drift over to the wrong side of the road, pull off the road about half way, turn your car off and enjoy. Then, you just move on down the road, starting and stopping a necessary. There is one place you can pull of and get out along 141st street to look down into Tony Genoffs pond for water fowl However, I wouldnt spend a lot of time there because he doesnt like people being obtrusive. Also, dont drive up his driveway on the west side of his pond big no-no!!!



Ive taken some of my best photos of Sandpipers right out of my truck window. I LOVE the sod farms! What I have noticed is my best sightings have been on both north and south sides of 141st between Mingo and Garnett, wherever there is standing water. Ive also seen good stuff on the north side of 141st between Garnett and 129th east ave. Then, hit 151st which only goes between Garnett and 129th due to the river bend. The hedge rows are great down that way for a variety of sparrows, Eastern Kingbirds galore, maybe occasional Cattle Egrets in the horse pasture at the southeast corner of that section



Its a slow drive windows down tour!



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Brett Niland
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 8:42 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms



Hello all,



I've been down to Bixby sod farms a few time, and feel like I'm doing it wrong. Can I get information regarding where to park and walk in for best experience?



Brett

 

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Date: 4/30/18 8:27 am
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fwd: Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count is Wednesday, May 2
Hello Everyone! Seems like migration is really going strong --finally!
Good time to come on over to the Nickel Preserve for our Spring Bird
Count! It is this Wednesday starting at 8:00 am. Details below!

Mia Revels


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mia Revels <revels...>
Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 2:48 PM
Subject: Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count is Wednesday, May 2
To: okbirds <OKBIRDS...>


Hello OK birders!

The Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count is going to be on Wednesday, May 2.
The last two weekends in April and the first two weekends in May are booked
for me, so rather than putting it off until the weekend of May 19/20, I
decided to schedule it during the week.

The count will begin at 8:00 am. 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 the day, please park close
to one another so that we don't use up so much parking space.

There should 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.

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.

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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Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
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Date: 4/30/18 8:23 am
From: Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: More first of season
Just looked out the window and saw female Evening Grosbeak in the feeder and Baltimore Oriole on the suet feeder.
Bob Laval
Heavener

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Date: 4/30/18 7:40 am
From: Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Subject: Re: Bixby Sod Farms
I think weather is a big factor. Coming after a front goes through, playas present, and obviously during migration, to catch the shorebirds is a key. Spring migration is usually better than fall, based on my limited experience. Locals have an advantage because we can drive down repeatedly, sometimes multiple times per day. Over the last two years when I was trying to reach 200 species in Tulsa county for the year, I drove down through the sod farm loop at least 3 times a week, and after fronts, would go down twice in one day AND catch different species in the same day. Side note… I was close, but never did quite make it to two hundred, 190 something was my best.

Todd

From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Brett Niland
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 9:31 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms

Thanks Todd/Bill,

That's pretty much what I'd been doing. Both on the Bixby and Leonard sides.

Based on some of the incredible lists I'd seen published on eBird I figured i was missing something. I'll keep at it and remember that this is birding and patience is required. 😊

Keep your necks limber,

Brett
________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 9:24 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms


The beauty of the Bixby loop is NOT to get out of your car. It’s the perfect lazy birder trip! Since the roads are not traveled that much down there, most of the regular birders will just kind of drive “British style” when needed. So, if you see 4 or 5 Upland Sandpipers on the left, you just kind of drift over to the wrong side of the road, pull off the road about half way, turn your car off and enjoy. Then, you just move on down the road, starting and stopping a necessary. There is one place you can pull of and get out along 141st street to look down into Tony Genoff’s pond for water fowl… However, I wouldn’t spend a lot of time there because he doesn’t like people being obtrusive. Also, don’t drive up his driveway on the west side of his pond – big no-no!!!



I’ve taken some of my best photos of Sandpipers right out of my truck window. I LOVE the sod farms! What I have noticed is my best sightings have been on both north and south sides of 141st between Mingo and Garnett, wherever there is standing water. I’ve also seen good stuff on the north side of 141st between Garnett and 129th east ave. Then, hit 151st which only goes between Garnett and 129th due to the river bend. The hedge rows are great down that way for a variety of sparrows, Eastern Kingbirds galore, maybe occasional Cattle Egrets in the horse pasture at the southeast corner of that section…



It’s a slow drive windows down tour!



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Brett Niland
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 8:42 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms



Hello all,



I've been down to Bixby sod farms a few time, and feel like I'm doing it wrong. Can I get information regarding where to park and walk in for best experience?



Brett
 

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Date: 4/30/18 7:31 am
From: Brett Niland <bestguess...>
Subject: Re: Bixby Sod Farms
Thanks Todd/Bill,

That's pretty much what I'd been doing. Both on the Bixby and Leonard sides.

Based on some of the incredible lists I'd seen published on eBird I figured i was missing something. I'll keep at it and remember that this is birding and patience is required. 😊

Keep your necks limber,

Brett
________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 9:24 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms


The beauty of the Bixby loop is NOT to get out of your car. It’s the perfect lazy birder trip! Since the roads are not traveled that much down there, most of the regular birders will just kind of drive “British style” when needed. So, if you see 4 or 5 Upland Sandpipers on the left, you just kind of drift over to the wrong side of the road, pull off the road about half way, turn your car off and enjoy. Then, you just move on down the road, starting and stopping a necessary. There is one place you can pull of and get out along 141st street to look down into Tony Genoff’s pond for water fowl… However, I wouldn’t spend a lot of time there because he doesn’t like people being obtrusive. Also, don’t drive up his driveway on the west side of his pond – big no-no!!!



I’ve taken some of my best photos of Sandpipers right out of my truck window. I LOVE the sod farms! What I have noticed is my best sightings have been on both north and south sides of 141st between Mingo and Garnett, wherever there is standing water. I’ve also seen good stuff on the north side of 141st between Garnett and 129th east ave. Then, hit 151st which only goes between Garnett and 129th due to the river bend. The hedge rows are great down that way for a variety of sparrows, Eastern Kingbirds galore, maybe occasional Cattle Egrets in the horse pasture at the southeast corner of that section…



It’s a slow drive windows down tour!



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Brett Niland
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 8:42 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms



Hello all,



I've been down to Bixby sod farms a few time, and feel like I'm doing it wrong. Can I get information regarding where to park and walk in for best experience?



Brett
 

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Date: 4/30/18 7:29 am
From: Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Subject: Re: Bixby Sod Farms
Wow... sorry for all the typing errors!

Todd Humphrey

From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Humphrey, Todd
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 9:24 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms

The beauty of the Bixby loop is NOT to get out of your car. It's the perfect lazy birder trip! Since the roads are not traveled that much down there, most of the regular birders will just kind of drive "British style" when needed. So, if you see 4 or 5 Upland Sandpipers on the left, you just kind of drift over to the wrong side of the road, pull off the road about half way, turn your car off and enjoy. Then, you just move on down the road, starting and stopping a necessary. There is one place you can pull of and get out along 141st street to look down into Tony Genoff's pond for water fowl... However, I wouldn't spend a lot of time there because he doesn't like people being obtrusive. Also, don't drive up his driveway on the west side of his pond - big no-no!!!

I've taken some of my best photos of Sandpipers right out of my truck window. I LOVE the sod farms! What I have noticed is my best sightings have been on both north and south sides of 141st between Mingo and Garnett, wherever there is standing water. I've also seen good stuff on the north side of 141st between Garnett and 129th east ave. Then, hit 151st which only goes between Garnett and 129th due to the river bend. The hedge rows are great down that way for a variety of sparrows, Eastern Kingbirds galore, maybe occasional Cattle Egrets in the horse pasture at the southeast corner of that section...

It's a slow drive windows down tour!

From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Brett Niland
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 8:42 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms

Hello all,

I've been down to Bixby sod farms a few time, and feel like I'm doing it wrong. Can I get information regarding where to park and walk in for best experience?

Brett

 

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Date: 4/30/18 7:24 am
From: Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Subject: Re: Bixby Sod Farms
The beauty of the Bixby loop is NOT to get out of your car. It's the perfect lazy birder trip! Since the roads are not traveled that much down there, most of the regular birders will just kind of drive "British style" when needed. So, if you see 4 or 5 Upland Sandpipers on the left, you just kind of drift over to the wrong side of the road, pull off the road about half way, turn your car off and enjoy. Then, you just move on down the road, starting and stopping a necessary. There is one place you can pull of and get out along 141st street to look down into Tony Genoff's pond for water fowl... However, I wouldn't spend a lot of time there because he doesn't like people being obtrusive. Also, don't drive up his driveway on the west side of his pond - big no-no!!!

I've taken some of my best photos of Sandpipers right out of my truck window. I LOVE the sod farms! What I have noticed is my best sightings have been on both north and south sides of 141st between Mingo and Garnett, wherever there is standing water. I've also seen good stuff on the north side of 141st between Garnett and 129th east ave. Then, hit 151st which only goes between Garnett and 129th due to the river bend. The hedge rows are great down that way for a variety of sparrows, Eastern Kingbirds galore, maybe occasional Cattle Egrets in the horse pasture at the southeast corner of that section...

It's a slow drive windows down tour!

From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Brett Niland
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 8:42 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bixby Sod Farms

Hello all,

I've been down to Bixby sod farms a few time, and feel like I'm doing it wrong. Can I get information regarding where to park and walk in for best experience?

Brett

 

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Date: 4/30/18 7:02 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Re: Bixby Sod Farms
There isn't really any place to walk in, it's mainly driving the section
line roads and staying out of the way of traffic (it's all private
property, so be respectful).

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 8:41 AM, Brett Niland <bestguess...> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I've been down to Bixby sod farms a few time, and feel like I'm doing it
> wrong. Can I get information regarding where to park and walk in for best
> experience?
>
> Brett
>

 

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Date: 4/30/18 6:52 am
From: Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: Doves
Was able to identify the dove this morning. It was definitely singing the Inca song.
Bob LAVAL
Heavener

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Date: 4/30/18 6:51 am
From: Brett Niland <bestguess...>
Subject: Bixby Sod Farms
Hello all,

I've been down to Bixby sod farms a few time, and feel like I'm doing it wrong. Can I get information regarding where to park and walk in for best experience?

Brett

 

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Date: 4/30/18 6:28 am
From: Terry Mitchell <terry...>
Subject: FW: Tulsa Area
The monument is at lake Yahola.



Terry Mitchell

Plastic Engineering

918-622-9660



*From:* Terry Mitchell [mailto:<terry...>]
*Sent:* Sunday, April 29, 2018 7:51 PM
*To:* okbirds
*Subject:* Tulsa Area



This morning in the North Woods unit at Oxley, Bill Carrell and I had a
Wood Thrush. This afternoon in the field just west of the monument I had
5-male Bobolinks.



Here's a link to a couple of photos.



http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstrom/image/167398362


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Date: 4/29/18 6:50 pm
From: DALA GRISSOM <naejalad...>
Subject: Re: Lazuli Bunting - LeFlore County
We had one at our feeder today at our home in Bethel Acres. We've had Indigo Buntings but the Lazuli showed up at the same time as one of the Indigos. First for us.

Dala Grissom

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On Apr 29, 2018, at 5:38 PM, David Arbour <arbour...><mailto:<arbour...>> wrote:

I was visiting friends in Leflore County east of Big Cedar near the state line yesterday when I discovered an adult male Lazuli Bunting feeding on the lawn with some male Indigo Buntings. Seems like there have been numerous reports of them coming further east this year as Ford Hendershot had one at his feeder in Idabel a few days ago and there were numerous reports of them in northeast Texas last week.

David Arbour
De Queen, AR
 

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Date: 4/29/18 5:51 pm
From: Terry Mitchell <terry...>
Subject: Tulsa Area
This morning in the North Woods unit at Oxley, Bill Carrell and I had a
Wood Thrush. This afternoon in the field just west of the monument I had
5-male Bobolinks.

Here's a link to a couple of photos.

http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstrom/image/167398362

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Date: 4/29/18 3:37 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Lazuli Bunting - LeFlore County
I was visiting friends in Leflore County east of Big Cedar near the state
line yesterday when I discovered an adult male Lazuli Bunting feeding on the
lawn with some male Indigo Buntings. Seems like there have been numerous
reports of them coming further east this year as Ford Hendershot had one at
his feeder in Idabel a few days ago and there were numerous reports of them
in northeast Texas last week.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 4/29/18 12:30 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-29-2018
Hello All,

I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school to almost to Silver Lake Road and back. It was mostly clear with light winds. I frequently heard the dickcissel bzz call as they flew over. Highlights included:


White-eyed Vireo-1

Yellow-throated Vireo-1

Blue-headed Vireo-2

Warbling Vireo-2

Red-eyed Vireo-3

Sedge Wren-1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2

Swainson's Thrush-6

Gray Catbird-1

Orange-crowned Warbler-4

Nashville Warbler-6

Northern Parula-4

Yellow Warbler-1

Myrtle Warbler-6

Black-throated Green Warbler-1

Yellow-throated Warbler-2

Black and White Warbler-1

Prothonotary Warbler-2

Louisiana Waterthrush-1

Common Yellowthroat-1

Lincoln's Sparrow-3

Indigo Bunting-1

Dickcissel-16


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 4/29/18 11:44 am
From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
Subject: New stuff on Jenkins
I always do better when I bird with the pros and this morning I had the
pleasure of birding with Nathan Kuhnert for a while We were greeted by a
number of Lincoln sparrows and a chorus of just arrived Dickscissels. Also
I got a FOS Indigo Bunting or two and a Bells Vireo but the best bird of
the day was a Northern Waterthrush, sort of, Although I did't see it, I saw
Randy Soto's camera shot that he and the Okla biological Survey team had
just mist netted and banded along the outlet creek. His photo was a lot
more credible than my visual ID would have been. Nearly 50 species despite
a paucity of kingbirds and swallows and only one warbler--Yellow-throated
Nathan picked up a several that I missed--a Yellow and inaudible (to me)
Parula and Grasshopper Sparrows.
D.

 

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Date: 4/29/18 8:47 am
From: Susie Ruby <seruby...>
Subject: Re: migrating jays
Tom, I have seen this a few times and there were northern flickers mixed in. Just a few but each time they were flying with the blue jays.
 Susie Ruby,  MS Artist/Naturalist Scissortail Fine Arts Studio <scissortailfinearts46...> <seruby...> "I am trying to teach you that this alphabet of 'natural objects' (soils and rivers, birds and beasts) spells out a story, which he who runs may read--if he knows how. Once you learn to read the land, I have no fear of what you will do to it, or with it. And I know many pleasant things it will do to you." - Aldo Leopold

On Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:11 PM, Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...> wrote:


Tom, I have seen this Blue Jay phenomenon 3 or 4 times over the years.  It is not that uncommon.  There is a lot of information on line about Blue Jay migration.  I saw one estimate that the loose flocks numbered 5 to 250.Bob LavalHeavener 

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On Apr 28, 2018, at 7:19 PM, Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> wrote:



Saw something new today.  I saw a flock of large dark birds flying toward me.  My first impression was that it was big flock of grackles.  But when they came nearer, it turned out to be a huge flock of blue jays.  I would estimate between 75 and 100 birds.  Most came in and landed briefly in a large oak, with first ones leaving as the ones behind landed.  I've never seen so many jays at one time.  Pretty neat.  Other FOY (all visible at once from my back porch): a male northern oriole, a male summer tanager, and a male painted bunting; plus several male yellow-rumps in breeding plumage and several Swainson's thrushes. Chuck-wills-widows were calling last night.
Have fun,Tom Curtis



 

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Date: 4/28/18 7:18 pm
From: Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: Doves
Flushed 3 doves today from our Church sand volleyball court. Didn’t have my binoculars but got a close enough look to say they were common ground or Inca doves for sure. Probably common ground doves. Will check tomorrow with binoculars. Hope they come back or sit around singing.
Bob LAVAL
Heavener

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Date: 4/28/18 7:11 pm
From: Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski...>
Subject: Scott's Oriole. Two
Out in the panhandle. Had Scott's Oriole today at Black Mesa State Park. One other on private property.
Have to go. Wiggins is eating sweet potato fries.
CHEERS, JOE Grzybowski

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Date: 4/28/18 7:10 pm
From: Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: Re: migrating jays
Tom, I have seen this Blue Jay phenomenon 3 or 4 times over the years. It is not that uncommon. There is a lot of information on line about Blue Jay migration. I saw one estimate that the loose flocks numbered 5 to 250.
Bob Laval
Heavener

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> On Apr 28, 2018, at 7:19 PM, Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> wrote:
>
> Saw something new today. I saw a flock of large dark birds flying toward me. My first impression was that it was big flock of grackles. But when they came nearer, it turned out to be a huge flock of blue jays. I would estimate between 75 and 100 birds. Most came in and landed briefly in a large oak, with first ones leaving as the ones behind landed. I've never seen so many jays at one time. Pretty neat. Other FOY (all visible at once from my back porch): a male northern oriole, a male summer tanager, and a male painted bunting; plus several male yellow-rumps in breeding plumage and several Swainson's thrushes. Chuck-wills-widows were calling last night.
>
> Have fun,
> Tom Curtis

 

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Date: 4/28/18 5:19 pm
From: Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
Subject: migrating jays
Saw something new today. I saw a flock of large dark birds flying toward me. My first impression was that it was big flock of grackles. But when they came nearer, it turned out to be a huge flock of blue jays. I would estimate between 75 and 100 birds. Most came in and landed briefly in a large oak, with first ones leaving as the ones behind landed. I've never seen so many jays at one time. Pretty neat. Other FOY (all visible at once from my back porch): a male northern oriole, a male summer tanager, and a male painted bunting; plus several male yellow-rumps in breeding plumage and several Swainson's thrushes. Chuck-wills-widows were calling last night.


Have fun,

Tom Curtis

 

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Date: 4/28/18 4:17 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Salt Plains on 4-28-2018
Hello All,

Mary and I went out to the Salt Plains this morning hoping to join a birding field trip with the annual Crystal and Birding Festival out there. There was no sign of any field trip at the refuge headquarters as there has been in the past, so we went without them starting at Sand Creek Bay, then driving the auto tour, then going to Sandpiper trail and finally after lunch in Cherokee, back to Sand Creek Bay and finally to below the dam. We ended up with 18 species of shorebirds for the day. The winds were light, for a change. Highlights included:


Ring-necked Pheasant-8 in Grant County on the way out including 2 pairs

Snowy Egret-4

Little Blue Heron-3

Glossy Ibis-1 at Sand Creek Bay from the blind

Sora-3 at Sand Creek Bay

Snowy Plover-6 at Sandpiper Trail

Semipalmated Plover-1 at SandpiperTrail

Piping Plover-1 at Sandpiper Trail

Killdeer-3

Black-necked Stilt-6

American Avocet-Hundreds at Sand Creek Bay

Greater Yellowlegs-2

Lesser Yellowlegs-4

Willet-2

Upland Sandpiper-2

Hudsonian Godwit-18 at Sand Creek Bay

Marbled Godwit-20 at Sand Creek Bay

Semipalmated Sandpiper-3 at Sandpiper Trail

Western Sandpiper-1 at Sandpiper Trail

Least Sandpiper-30+ at Sandpiper Trail

Baird's Sandpiper-3 at Sandpiper Trail

Dunlin-1 in winter plumage at Sandpiper Trail

Wilson's Plalarope-Hundreds at Sand Creek Bay and 50+ at Sandpiper Trail

Yellow-headed Blackbird-20+ at the feedlot north of Cherokee.


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



 

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Date: 4/27/18 7:19 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Oxley Nature Center/North Woods on 4-27-2018
Hello All,

I walked some of the trails at the Oxley Nature Center and North Woods in Tulsa this morning. I found 8 species of warblers, all resident and early ones, 3 vireos, a Baltimore oriole, 5 great crested flycatchers, a Wilson's phalarope, a solitary sandpiper and at the pond across from the golf course to the west, 4 dark ibises. Three of them were white-faced and one was a glossy with light blue bordering the base of the bill. They were about 50 feet away and fed actively on the edge of the pond.


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 4/26/18 8:58 pm
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: OOS Spring Meeting Late Registration
The OOS Spring Meeting is coming up this weekend at Dwight Mission. We
included some cushion in the meal order to account for late registrants. At
this point there are still some meals available. Also there is plenty of
bed space still available in the dorms. Therefore onsite registration for
the meeting this weekend will be possible. Just report to the registration
desk Friday between 5 and 8 PM. For complete information on the meeting, go
to www.okbirds.org.

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society
Bill Diffin, President Elect

 

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Date: 4/26/18 12:09 pm
From: SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...>
Subject: eBird -- Lake Hefner--West Shoreline Drive -- Apr 25, 2018
Lake Hefner--West Shoreline Drive
Apr 25, 2018
3:30 PM
Traveling
1.00 miles
100 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: North wind. 50’s. Cloudy. Heavy rains earlier in day
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

6 Canada Goose
27 Blue-winged Teal
5 Northern Shoveler
12 Mallard
8 Double-crested Cormorant
8 American White Pelican
2 Great Blue Heron
3 Great Egret -- One with emerald green lores and upper bill
2 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
70 American Coot
3 Killdeer
8 Baird's Sandpiper
20 Least Sandpiper
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Willet
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
400 Franklin's Gull -- Almost continuous flyovers
25 Ring-billed Gull
16 Forster's Tern
2 Eurasian Collared-Dove
8 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Loggerhead Shrike
3 Blue Jay
8 Purple Martin
4 Barn Swallow
12 swallow sp.
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
4 American Robin
20 European Starling
23 Cedar Waxwing
30 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 White-crowned Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
15 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
12 Common Grackle
1 Great-tailed Grackle
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 42


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Date: 4/26/18 12:08 pm
From: SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...>
Subject: eBird -- 3975–4221 Jenkins Ave, Norman US-OK (35.1687,-97.4412) -- Apr 26, 2018
3975–4221 Jenkins Ave, Norman US-OK (35.1687,-97.4412)
Apr 26, 2018
9:25 AM
Traveling
1.20 miles
150 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Sunny 55. Calm wind
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

1 Great Blue Heron
4 Turkey Vulture
2 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
2 American Kestrel
2 Eastern Phoebe
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
6 Western Kingbird
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
2 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
4 Carolina Wren
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4 Eastern Bluebird
3 American Robin
12 European Starling
2 Northern Parula
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
4 Harris's Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
6 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
14 American Goldfinch
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 29


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Date: 4/26/18 8:13 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 26, 2018
Hi All. Took Orn class on field trip this morning. First leg at woodlot near Willow Springs marina area. Cool front and rain dropped in some nice migrants. Doug.


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Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:10 AM
To: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 26, 2018

Willow Springs, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Apr 26, 2018 7:40 AM - 8:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Orn class trip to the small migrant trap just north of the Willow Springs gate. Very birdy.
34 species

Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
Fish Crow 1
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 4
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Swainson's Thrush 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 3
Northern Parula 2
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 14
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 7

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Date: 4/26/18 8:13 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Johnson Creek Boat Ramp, Apr 26, 2018
Hi All. Second leg of trip; great viewing of birds at Johnson Creek boat ramp area. Awesome looks at both orioles, tanagers etc. Bring on more migrants! Doug.


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Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:10 AM
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Subject: eBird Report - Johnson Creek Boat Ramp, Apr 26, 2018

Johnson Creek Boat Ramp, Bryan, Oklahoma, US Apr 26, 2018 8:15 AM - 9:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Second leg of Orn class field trip. Very birdy.
52 species

Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 9
Little Blue Heron 2
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Killdeer 2
Upland Sandpiper 16
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Forster's Tern 5
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 3
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Fish Crow 3
Barn Swallow 7
Cliff Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 7
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Eastern Bluebird 5
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 3
Northern Parula 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 18
White-throated Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 3
Orchard Oriole 5
Baltimore Oriole 6
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Common Grackle 50
American Goldfinch 1

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Date: 4/25/18 8:17 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Yellow-heads
Yellow-headed Blackbirds in the Moffett Bottoms, Sequoyah County.

Sandy B.

 

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Date: 4/25/18 8:10 pm
From: HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...>
Subject: FOS Swainson's Thrush
Mitch Park this afternoon had a group of 3-4 Swainson's Thrushes moving along through some trees and low bushes.

Lately, there has been quite a wave of chipping sparrows and the arrival and a number of orange- crowned warblers.

In the rainy morning hours there was a Wilson's snipe on the athletic fields of the middle school on the NW corner of Covell and Kelly just adjacent to Mitch Park.

The resident Louisiana water thrush was heard along the creek south of the bridge.

Likewise the hummingbird has returned to the bridge area as of last week. It depends heavily on the red coral honeysuckle that grows at each end of the bridge. Initial observations of the gorget color suggest it may be a hybrid of black-chinned and ruby throat. More observations and good photos are needed to resolve this.

Hal Yocum
 

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Date: 4/25/18 6:14 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Wednesday Birds
Hello All,

Finally got out after the rain let up this afternoon. Checked south and
north sod farms, not much happening. At Woodward Park, a Blue-Headed Vireo
was the highlight. Also present were Myrtle and Orange-Crowned Warblers,
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet and Swainson's Thrush.

At Oxley, lot's of Rough-Winged and a few Bank Swallows flying around Lake
Sherry.

At Yahola, 7 Forster's Terns.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 4/25/18 11:03 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Piping Plover - Meridian Tech Ponds in Stillwater
Corey Riding found a Piping Plover this morning at the Meridian Tech ponds
on the west side of Stillwater. It was still there around 12:30 pm, when
several of us were able to go see it. Pics of the bird are embedded in the
below checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44934032

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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