Abilene (Big Country Audubon Society) RBA
May 11, 1999
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 07:33:20 -0500
Reply-To: David Sarkozi <dsarkozi@FLASH.NET>
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From: David Sarkozi <dsarkozi@FLASH.NET>
Subject: RBA Abilene Texas 5/11/
* May 11, 1999
- Birds mentioned
Great Crested Flycatcher
Number: (915) 691-8981
Compiler: Lorie Black mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Coverage: Abilene Area
Transcriber: Lorie Black mailto:email@example.com
This is the Tuesday, May 11th, update of Big Country birding news,
sponsored by the Big Country Audubon Society.
A SURF SCOTER (Melanitta perspicillata) has been seen on Nelson Park
Lake (Abilene) for the past week. The bird has been found on the lake in
the early morning and later in the day on the pond at I-20 and Loop 322
in northeast Abilene. The bird has been seen as recently as the morning
of the 10th.
Some of the sightings of note found on Big Country Audubonís Birdathon
on Saturday the 8th include: a SCOTT'S ORIOLE (Icterus parisorum) on FM
1235 northwest of Buffalo Gap (Taylor Co); a SAY'S PHOEBE (Sayornis
saya) at Nelson Park; a LEAST FLYCATCHER (Empidonax minimus) and GREAT
CRESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus crinitus) at Oakwood Trails in east
Abilene; 11 WILLETS (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) on Lake Abilene; a
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) near Baird in
Callahan Co; STILT SANDPIPERS (Calidris himantopus) and PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS (Calidris melanotos) at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in
Jones Co and a BRONZED COWBIRD (Molothrus aeneus) at Memorial Park near
Dyess AFB (Taylor Co).
Two UPLAND SANDPIPER (Bartramia longicauda) were seen near the
intersection of Maple and S 27th in east Abilene on the 3rd.
Sightings from Callahan Co on the 2nd include: YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
(Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus); an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (Contopus
cooperi); VERMILION FLYCATCHER (Pyrocephalus rubinus) and INDIGO BUNTING
(Passerina cyanea). A TENNESSEE WARBLER (Vermivora peregrina) was
reported from near Baird (Callahan Co) on the 4th.
BELL'S VIREOS (Vireo bellii) can be found regularly at Kirby Lake in
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David Sarkozi, WB5N mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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