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18 Apr Re: Shorebirds and rainfall [ML2x ]
18 Apr FW: eBird Report - MWC house, Apr 17, 2015 [Jimmy Woodard ]
18 Apr eBird Report - Illinois River, Apr 18, 2015 [Laura Stanfill ]
18 Apr Re: Warbler ID [John Sterling ]
18 Apr More new stuff on Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
18 Apr Re: Warbler ID ["Feldt, Andrew N." ]
18 Apr Warbler ID [John Sterling ]
18 Apr Quanah Parker Lake, Wichita Mtns [Kurt Meisenzahl ]
18 Apr Re: OKBIRDS Digest - 14 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015 (#2015-131) [Nola ]
17 Apr Waurika Lake - Stephens County [ML2x ]
17 Apr More Firsts of Season in Norman [rgunn1 ]
17 Apr FOS on South Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
16 Apr Re: Bartlesville group [Foundation Subscriber ]
16 Apr Overholser Willets [William Diffin ]
16 Apr New photos added to PBase Website [Jim Arterburn ]
16 Apr White-winged day at Ft. Supply Lake [Terry Mitchell ]
16 Apr Re: Bartlesville group ["M. S. Harris" ]
16 Apr Nickel Spring Count - Thursday, May 14, 8AM to 2PM [Mia Revels ]
16 Apr Re: Thursday Morning [Brian Sheehan ]
16 Apr Re: Scarlet Tanagers, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird and Worm-eating Warblers! [Foundation Subscriber ]
16 Apr Orchard Orioles [Doug Wood ]
16 Apr Thursday Morning [Bill Carrell ]
16 Apr Scarlet Tanagers, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird and Worm-eating Warblers! [Mia Revels ]
16 Apr chuck will-s widow [Polly O'Malley ]
16 Apr FW: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 16, 2015 -different [Doug Wood ]
16 Apr FW: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 15, 2015 [Doug Wood ]
15 Apr Re: Bartlesville group [Foundation Subscriber ]
15 Apr Re: OKCAS does South Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
15 Apr Re: OKCAS does South Jenkins [Jim Jorgensen ]
15 Apr OKCAS does South Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
15 Apr Re: Disappointment ["bill ." ]
15 Apr Re: Bartlesville group [Sue Selman ]
15 Apr Re: Bartlesville group ["M. S. Harris" ]
15 Apr Overholser, Rose Lake and Stinchcomb West Tuesday [William Diffin ]
14 Apr Red Slough Bird Survey - April 14 [David Arbour ]
15 Apr Yellow-headed blackbird ["Wainwright, Charlotte E." ]
14 Apr Bartlesville group ["Nola D." ]
13 Apr Overholser Marbled Godwits [William Diffin ]
13 Apr Re: Rose lake is back, kind of? ["bill ." ]
13 Apr Rose lake is back, kind of? [James Hubbell ]
13 Apr More weekend Migrants [Bill Carrell ]
12 Apr Panhandle [John Sterling ]
12 Apr Recent Photos [Terry Mitchell ]
12 Apr Swainson's Thrush [Patti Muzny ]
12 Apr FW: eBird Report - Lake R.C. Longmire--Boat Launch, Apr 12, 2015 [Doug Wood ]
12 Apr FW: eBird Report - Catfish Bottoms, Apr 12, 2015 [Doug Wood ]
12 Apr FW: eBird Report - Coalgate Reservoir, Apr 11, 2015 [Jimmy Woodard ]
12 Apr FW: eBird Report - Coal, Apr 11, 2015 [Jimmy Woodard ]
12 Apr FW: eBird Report - Coalpont Lake, Apr 11, 2015 [Jimmy Woodard ]
11 Apr Re: An OMG Yard Bird! [Jim Jorgensen ]
11 Apr Re: An OMG Yard Bird! [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
11 Apr Re: Disappointment [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
11 Apr Re: Disappointment [Renanne Baker ]
11 Apr Re: Disappointment [John Fisher ]
11 Apr Stillwater - Cinnamon Teal, Yellow-headed Blackbirds [Scott Loss ]
11 Apr Re: Disappointment [Sue Selman ]
11 Apr Disappointment [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
11 Apr Pelican day on the Canadian [rgunn1 ]
11 Apr An OMG Yard Bird! [Mike ]
10 Apr Marbled Godwit, South Sentinel/Lake Thunderbird ["Wainwright, Charlotte E." ]
10 Apr Stillwater New Migrants - Warbling Vireo, Upland Sandpiper, Chimney Swift [Scott Loss ]
10 Apr Grand Lake, Cerulean Warbler [Laura Stanfill ]
9 Apr Grove FOS [Evelyn Houck ]
9 Apr Re: Evening Grosbeaks [Hollis Price ]
9 Apr Re: Evening Grosbeaks [Cyndie Browning ]
9 Apr Evening Grosbeaks [Hollis Price ]
9 Apr Indigo Bunting [Joe Hawkins ]
9 Apr On the Way to work [Bill Carrell ]
9 Apr No Subject ["Humphrey, Todd" ]
9 Apr FW: eBird Report - Denison Dam Area, Apr 9, 2015 [Doug Wood ]
8 Apr South Jenkins. Norman [Henthorn1 ]
8 Apr Scissor-tailed Flycatcher [Loyd Stephens ]
8 Apr Re: nuthatch [Tamara Srader ]
8 Apr new stuff on S.Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
8 Apr nuthatch [Sue Selman ]
8 Apr Re: Black Mesa Guesthouse [Doug Wood ]

Subject: Re: Shorebirds and rainfall
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:08:19 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Sandy, you are correct....Hackberry has been dry for an incredibly long time 
and UNTIL Tom Steed
Lake refills, it will stay that way.  I hope to check this week for some 
incidentals as it rained hard
there today and yesterday but the water just soaks in......Lake Waurika has 
some excellent habitat
but it won't hold the numbers that Hackberry would.  Drummond Flats is in 
the same boat .....

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ml2x AT sbcglobal.net
Lawton

-----Original Message----- 
From: Sandy Berger
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:28 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Shorebirds and rainfall

For many years Hackberry Flats in western Oklahoma, and the Moffett Bottoms 
in the east, were state hotspots for shorebird migration.  Hackberry always 
had more individuals, but Moffett got the same species.  But, for some years 
now, fewer and fewer reports have come from both areas.  And the problem is 
the lack of rainfall.

While I think Hackberry is still low in rainfall amounts, we have been 
fortunate over here in Moffett to get spring rains again.  Finally the 
ground is saturated enough to hold more rainfall and some wonderful wet 
areas have reappeared.

Today I found one Marbled Godwit, thirty Avocets, a handful of Yellowlegs, 
and a flock of 500ish Blue-winged Teal.  Hopefully tomorrow I will find 
more.

Sandy B.
Fort Smith, AR

Sent from my iPad= 
Subject: FW: eBird Report - MWC house, Apr 17, 2015
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:32:00 -0500
 We had a larger than normal backyard list yesterday. Nothing strange but a few 
migrants mixed in mostly as 

	flyovers.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

MWC house, Oklahoma, US-OK
Apr 17, 2015 2:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
34 species

Mallard  2
Blue-winged Teal  4
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Franklin's Gull  30
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  5
White-winged Dove  2
Mourning Dove  10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  3
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  3
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  4
Cedar Waxwing  10
Chipping Sparrow  20
Clay-colored Sparrow  1
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Harris's Sparrow  8
Northern Cardinal  18
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  15
House Finch  6
House Sparrow  25

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22933847 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: eBird Report - Illinois River, Apr 18, 2015
From: Laura Stanfill <laurastanfill AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:50:24 +0000



Sent from Windows Mail



From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
Sent: ‎Saturday‎, ‎April‎ ‎18‎, ‎2015 ‎5‎:‎50‎ ‎PM
To: laurastanfill AT live.com


Illinois River, Cherokee, US-OK
Apr 18, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
24.0 mile(s)
Comments: Stopped at five public use areas between Tahlequah and Kansas, on OK 
10 

27 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1     Peavine area
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2     One on nest at Stunkard area
peep sp.  1
Belted Kingfisher  1     Echota area
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
American Crow  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  1
Northern Parula  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
Orchard Oriole  1     Stunkard area

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22930612 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: Warbler ID
From: John Sterling <prairie AT ITLNET.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:36:17 -0500
Blue-winged is a real possibility.  The habitat is very good.

Thanks

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 18, 2015, at 1:13 PM, "Feldt, Andrew N."  wrote:
> 
> John,
> 
> Pine warbler is a possibility as is blue-winged warbler. 
> 
> Andy
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Apr 18, 2015, at 10:17 AM, John Sterling  wrote:
>> 
>> I had a warbler visit my yard yesterday that I have been unable to ID. It 
was an over all creamy yellow with two pairs of white wing bars. The back had a 
slight green cast. No other markings were observed. If present they were very 
subdued. Have checked several warbler guides an several came close, but most 
were in fall plumage. Any suggestions. 

>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
Subject: More new stuff on Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:01:49 -0500
Another near perfect morning: Today a bunch of us were wandering up and 
down Jenkins and the S. Canadian and found a singing Warbling Vireo, a 
Nashvile Warbler and a couple of Pine Siskins. along with a nice 
assortment of sparrows--Savannah, Vesper, Lark, Chipping, Lincoln and 
Joe Grzybowski picked up a Swamp along the outlet creek. Warblers 
included Prothonotary, Parula and Yellow-throated in addition to the 
Nashville. And after hearing dozens of White-eyed Vireos, thanks to 
Rachel Wrenn, I actually saw one.

D.
Subject: Re: Warbler ID
From: "Feldt, Andrew N." <afeldt AT OU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:13:02 +0000
John,

Pine warbler is a possibility as is blue-winged warbler. 

Andy
Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 18, 2015, at 10:17 AM, John Sterling  wrote:
> 
> I had a warbler visit my yard yesterday that I have been unable to ID. It was 
an over all creamy yellow with two pairs of white wing bars. The back had a 
slight green cast. No other markings were observed. If present they were very 
subdued. Have checked several warbler guides an several came close, but most 
were in fall plumage. Any suggestions. 

> 
> Sent from my iPad
Subject: Warbler ID
From: John Sterling <prairie AT ITLNET.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:17:12 -0500
I had a warbler visit my yard yesterday that I have been unable to ID. It was 
an over all creamy yellow with two pairs of white wing bars. The back had a 
slight green cast. No other markings were observed. If present they were very 
subdued. Have checked several warbler guides an several came close, but most 
were in fall plumage. Any suggestions. 


Sent from my iPad
Subject: Quanah Parker Lake, Wichita Mtns
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:47:01 +0000
 There was a lot of activity at Quanah Parker Lake in the Wichita Mountains 
Wildlife Refuge yesterday.  Before I arrived, hundreds of gulls were spooked 
by a nearby lightening strike.  As I left, several hundred were seen 
overhead.On Hwy 44, on the west side and just south of the Medicine Park exit 
therewere hundreds of gulls in the open field.  I was able to identify 
Franklin's Gullsand Bonaparte's Gulls, several Cattle Egrets were also 
present. Birds (FOS) seen at or near the lake include:  

1 Little Blue HeronCanada GeeseBlue-winged TealsNorthern 
ShovelersRedheadsTurkey VulturesWild TurkeyAmerican CootsKilldeerCommon Snipe2 
Marbled Godwit20+ Upland SandpipersGreater Yellowlegs6 Lesser Yellowlegs1 
WilletMourning DovesBlack-chinned HummingbirdEastern PhoebeCliff SwallowsBarn 
SwallowsBlue-gray GnatcatchersCrowsWhite-eyed Vireo2 Black-capped VireosSpotted 
TowheeLark SparrowsEastern MeadowlarksWestern Meadowlarks (song) 
Subject: Re: OKBIRDS Digest - 14 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015 (#2015-131)
From: Nola <nola2ns AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:43:56 -0500
I think there are at least 3 Bartlesville birders on this list and probably 
many more in the area that would be interested. Perhaps publicizing a get 
together of interested parties would begin a new group.
Nola

-----Original Message----- 
From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 14 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015 (#2015-131)

There are 8 messages totaling 662 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Overholser, Rose Lake and Stinchcomb West Tuesday
  2. Bartlesville group (3)
  3. Disappointment
  4. OKCAS does South Jenkins (3)

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Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:41:35 -0500
From:    William Diffin 
Subject: Overholser, Rose Lake and Stinchcomb West Tuesday

FOS shorebirds at Overholser:

Piping Plover - 1
Semipalmated Plover - 3
American Avocet - 15
Hudsonian Godwit - 28
Short-billed Dowitcher - 1

Except for the dowitcher these birds were observed from the west side pull
out south of the cofferdam gate. The Piping Plover and the Semipalmated
Plovers were along the water line near the rocks. They were announced by
the calls of the Piping Plover, teeeuu or just tee, very loud and clear.
This bird had bright red-orange legs and a complete, narrow, black collar
across the breast, sides and upper back. It was much lighter on the back
than the Semis. The plovers were seen in the morning along with the Avocets
and 16 Hudsonian Godwits. On a second visit at 3:30 pm the Godwits had
increased to 28. The dowitcher was in the pond near the east side berm. It
was identified as a Short-billed by plumage, structure and call. The front
of the neck and upper breast were a clean, unmarked white. The bill was
short for a dowitcher, the overall profile was slender and straight-backed.
The call was rather like the Piping Plover's, just a little higher, more
emphatic and burrier, but much lower and mellower than a Long-billed. The
only other shorebirds present in the area were Killdeer. Aerialists over
the lake and flats, Forster's Terns, Barn Swallows and Cliff Swallows.

Rose Lake to the west of Sarah had eight Greater Yellowlegs and some
Northern Shovelers. To the east and north there is still very little water.

At Stinchcomb West, Spotted Towhees were calling and singing, especially at
the right angle turn where eight males chased each other through the
shrubbery. Harris's Sparrows were singing in the vine tangles and Lincoln's
Sparrows were singing in the button brush along the playa. The
White-crowned Sparrows were more subdued. The air over the playa was busy
with Cliff Swallows. There were clouds of mosquitos low over the trail
that weren't interested in biting. Of the ones I observed perched on the
leaves, better than half were males with plumose antennae. The
mosquitos were probably what the swallows were chasing low over the
playa. Fish Crows and American Crows were calling. Carolina Wrens and
White-eyed Vireos were singing. Red-bellied Woopeckers were calling. Three
Brown Thrashers were chasing and making their loud calls along the entrance
road.

Bill Diffin, OKC

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Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:51:01 -0500
From:    "M. S. Harris" 
Subject: Re: Bartlesville group

Not to my knowledge.  The local Audubon Society was defunct long before I
moved to town 18 years ago.  At that time there were several active birders,
but alas the aging of America has hit and we've lost many active birders
over the years.



Suzy Harris

Bartlesville



From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:35 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville group



Is there a birding group in the Bartlesville area that meets or goes on
field trips together?

Nola

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Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:50:51 -0500
From:    Sue Selman 
Subject: Re: Bartlesville group

Would it be to far to go to the Tulsa chapter?
Sue Selman
Selman OK

On Apr 15, 2015, at 8:51, M. S. Harris  wrote:

> Not to my knowledge.  The local Audubon Society was defunct long before I 
> moved to town 18 years ago.  At that time there were several active 
> birders, but alas the aging of America has hit and we’ve lost many active 
> birders over the years.
>
> Suzy Harris
> Bartlesville
>
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:35 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville group
>
> Is there a birding group in the Bartlesville area that meets or goes on 
> field trips together?
> Nola

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Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:39:13 -0500
From:    "bill ." 
Subject: Re: Disappointment

Re. invasive, non-indigenous spp. are these we Europeans in general, or just 
House Sparrows? (grin)

In all seriousness, i agree but for some reason detest European Starlings 
even more.
peace
-bill

Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:40:27 -0500
From: lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Disappointment
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

Sorry guys. Yes, House Sparrow. We've been so happy to not have seen 
any-until now. Such an invasive, non indigenous spp.

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Renanne Baker  wrote:
Sue.....I think it stands for HOUSE SPARROW



Sent from my iPad



> On Apr 11, 2015, at 2:20 PM, Sue Selman  wrote:

>

> i need for to interpret that for me

> Sue Selman

> Selman Ok

>> On Apr 11, 2015, at 13:04, Lisa Wiesbauer  wrote:

>>

>> 5 years on Okemah Lake and we just spotted our first HOSP.   Do not care 
>> for these invaders



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Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:04:30 -0500
From:    rgunn1 
Subject: OKCAS does South Jenkins

Eight or ten folks from OKC and Edmond came down for a good morning on
South Jenkins seeing/hearing 60 species. Probably the two most
interesting sightings were two different kettles of buteos. Both were on
the far end of my vision but more reliable eyes than mine affirmed that
one was Broad-winged and the other Swainsons--both good birds for this
part of Norman. Besides these two, raptor-wise we also picked up
N.Harrier, Coopers, Red-shouldered, Red-tailed with one very dark morph
of Red-tail,

The best viewing we had were truly great looks at six species of
warblers--Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Prothonotary, N. Parula,
Orange-crowned and Common Yellow-throats. This is good for Jenkins which
is not a warbler-rich environment. We heard everything singing except
for the YR and OCs and called them out. We also picked up Harris,
Savannah, Vesper, Lincoln, Chipping and Field Sparrows.

Nancy Vicars did some stellar scheduling as this was probably the only
day this week for decent birding as it rained earlier and is supposed to
rain the rest of the week.

D.

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Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:24:06 -0500
From:    Jim Jorgensen 
Subject: Re: OKCAS does South Jenkins

This sounds like it was a great outing. We were at Martin Nature Center 
afternoon,...we saw the kettles and two large flocks of rather stationary 
Cedar Wax wings. Many cardinals and lots of kids. Good birding!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 15, 2015, at 4:04 PM, rgunn1  wrote:
>
> Eight or ten folks from OKC and Edmond came down for a good morning on 
> South Jenkins seeing/hearing 60 species. Probably the two most interesting 
> sightings were two different kettles of buteos. Both were on the far end 
> of my vision but more reliable eyes than mine affirmed that one was 
> Broad-winged and the other Swainsons--both good birds for this part of 
> Norman. Besides these two, raptor-wise we also picked up N.Harrier, 
> Coopers, Red-shouldered, Red-tailed with one very dark morph of Red-tail,
>
> The best viewing we had were truly great looks at six species of 
> warblers--Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Prothonotary, N. Parula, 
> Orange-crowned and Common Yellow-throats. This is good for Jenkins which 
> is not a warbler-rich environment. We heard everything singing except for 
> the YR and OCs and called them out. We also picked up Harris, Savannah, 
> Vesper, Lincoln, Chipping and Field Sparrows.
>
> Nancy Vicars did some stellar scheduling as this was probably the only day 
> this week for decent birding as it rained earlier and is supposed to rain 
> the rest of the week.
>
> D.

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Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:30:34 -0500
From:    rgunn1 
Subject: Re: OKCAS does South Jenkins

Just picked up a single Mississippi Kite over Chautauqua and Rt. 9  just
west of Jenkins. Looks like it is early.

D.

On 4/15/2015 4:24 PM, Jim Jorgensen wrote:
> This sounds like it was a great outing. We were at Martin Nature Center 
> afternoon,...we saw the kettles and two large flocks of rather stationary 
> Cedar Wax wings. Many cardinals and lots of kids. Good birding!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 15, 2015, at 4:04 PM, rgunn1  wrote:
>>
>> Eight or ten folks from OKC and Edmond came down for a good morning on 
>> South Jenkins seeing/hearing 60 species. Probably the two most 
>> interesting sightings were two different kettles of buteos. Both were on 
>> the far end of my vision but more reliable eyes than mine affirmed that 
>> one was Broad-winged and the other Swainsons--both good birds for this 
>> part of Norman. Besides these two, raptor-wise we also picked up 
>> N.Harrier, Coopers, Red-shouldered, Red-tailed with one very dark morph 
>> of Red-tail,
>>
>> The best viewing we had were truly great looks at six species of 
>> warblers--Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Prothonotary, N. Parula, 
>> Orange-crowned and Common Yellow-throats. This is good for Jenkins which 
>> is not a warbler-rich environment. We heard everything singing except for 
>> the YR and OCs and called them out. We also picked up Harris, Savannah, 
>> Vesper, Lincoln, Chipping and Field Sparrows.
>>
>> Nancy Vicars did some stellar scheduling as this was probably the only 
>> day this week for decent birding as it rained earlier and is supposed to 
>> rain the rest of the week.
>>
>> D.

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Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:08:05 -0500
From:    Foundation Subscriber 
Subject: Re: Bartlesville group

Greetings Susy ,
I recall somebody reporting on walks there in Bartlesville. The place they 
reported on was along a creek or stream that runs through part of the city. 
Is that area a city park ?
A friend and I from Edmond are thinking about coming up there to catch the 
warblers on their way through- maybe next week , maybe early May , whatever 
is the best time. Any suggestions on the timing?
Hal Yocum- Edmond

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 15, 2015, at 8:51 AM, M. S. Harris  wrote:
>
> Not to my knowledge.  The local Audubon Society was defunct long before I 
> moved to town 18 years ago.  At that time there were several active 
> birders, but alas the aging of America has hit and we’ve lost many active 
> birders over the years.
>
> Suzy Harris
> Bartlesville
>
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:35 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville group
>
> Is there a birding group in the Bartlesville area that meets or goes on 
> field trips together?
> Nola

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End of OKBIRDS Digest - 14 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015 (#2015-131)
************************************************************** 
Subject: Waurika Lake - Stephens County
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:37:23 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Mary and I went to the Walker Creek area on Waurika Lake this 
afternoon.....nice group of shorebirds 

were in but there were hundreds of peeps too far out to ID in the lame 
light......lake still crazy low and 

there wasn’t much water running in from the recent rain.....

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ml2x AT sbcglobal.net
Lawton

Stephens - Lake Waurika--Walker Creek Bridge, Stephens, US-OK
Apr 17, 2015 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
30 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  4
Gadwall  5
Blue-winged Teal  24
Northern Shoveler  61
Green-winged Teal  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  9
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  5
American Avocet  6
American Golden-Plover  34
Snowy Plover  1
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  7
Lesser Yellowlegs  22
Baird's Sandpiper  16
Least Sandpiper  41
peep sp.  350
Long-billed Dowitcher  27
Wilson's Phalarope  1
Franklin's Gull  250
Chimney Swift  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  13
Tree Swallow  17
Barn Swallow  4
Cliff Swallow  60
swallow sp.  75
Northern Mockingbird  1
Lark Sparrow  2

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22915227 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: More Firsts of Season in Norman
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:29:33 -0500
This afternoon a Red-eyed Vireo on Jenkins and a Baltimore Oriole at the 
house.

D.
Subject: FOS on South Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:22:48 -0500
Saw a FOS Eastern Kingbird on the fence on Vandeburg's pasture along 
with several scissor-tails yesterday evening. Usually see Westerns first 
with Great-cresteds following  a week or two later.

D.
Subject: Re: Bartlesville group
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:09:40 -0400
Thanks Susy for the help on getting to Pathfinder Parkway.   Hal Yocum
---- "M. S. Harris"  wrote: 
> Hi Hal,
> 
>  
> 
> The area in Bartlesville is a paved hiking/biking trail call Pathfinder 
Parkway. The best place to enter is to park on the east side of Bartlesville 
High School in the parking lot designated for the parkway (there are signs). 
The path heads east towards Caney Creek and follows it both to the north and 
south. From my past recollections and posts to OKBirds, most activity is to the 
south of the high school entrance to the parkway. 

> 
>  
> 
> As for timing, someone else following the list might be able to tell you 
better, but I think anytime in the next 2-3 weeks would be good. 

> 
>  
> 
> Mark Peterson, if you’re following the listserve you can probably tell us 
better. 

> 
>  
> 
> Good luck on your birding!
> 
>  
> 
> Suzy Harris
> 
> Bartlesville
> 
>  
> 
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Foundation 
Subscriber 

> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:08 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville group
> 
>  
> 
> Greetings Susy , 
> 
> I recall somebody reporting on walks there in Bartlesville. The place they 
reported on was along a creek or stream that runs through part of the city. Is 
that area a city park ? 

> 
> A friend and I from Edmond are thinking about coming up there to catch the 
warblers on their way through- maybe next week , maybe early May , whatever is 
the best time. Any suggestions on the timing? 

> 
> Hal Yocum- Edmond
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> 
> On Apr 15, 2015, at 8:51 AM, M. S. Harris  wrote:
> 
> Not to my knowledge. The local Audubon Society was defunct long before I 
moved to town 18 years ago. At that time there were several active birders, but 
alas the aging of America has hit and we’ve lost many active birders over the 
years. 

> 
>  
> 
> Suzy Harris
> 
> Bartlesville
> 
>  
> 
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:35 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville group
> 
>  
> 
> Is there a birding group in the Bartlesville area that meets or goes on field 
trips together? 

> 
> Nola
> 
Subject: Overholser Willets
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:11:25 -0500
Three Willets this afternoon on the Overholser mud flats. One Willet took a
short flight and showed its brilliant black and white wing pattern. Also
this afternoon, 21 Hudsonian Godwits and 8 Am Avocets.
Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: New photos added to PBase Website
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:58:08 -0500
OKBirds,

 

Slowly getting caught up on photos. To my "Recent Birds" gallery I have
added a sub-gallery for the last of my winter gulls. Some Herring and a
couple of Ring-billed. They can be seen at the link below.

 

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

 

For those interested I have also updated my butterfly, dragonfly, mammal and
herp galleries. See the links below.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cheers,

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder

 
Subject: White-winged day at Ft. Supply Lake
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:36:42 -0500
While scouting today for the 2015 Lesser Prairie Chicken festival today, Josh 
Smith and I had a White-winged Scoter and Dove. Here’s a link to some 
photo’s of them if you care to look. Terry. 



http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstrom/image/159763097

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Subject: Re: Bartlesville group
From: "M. S. Harris" <mbhsuzy AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:09:50 -0500
Hi Hal,

 

The area in Bartlesville is a paved hiking/biking trail call Pathfinder 
Parkway. The best place to enter is to park on the east side of Bartlesville 
High School in the parking lot designated for the parkway (there are signs). 
The path heads east towards Caney Creek and follows it both to the north and 
south. From my past recollections and posts to OKBirds, most activity is to the 
south of the high school entrance to the parkway. 


 

As for timing, someone else following the list might be able to tell you 
better, but I think anytime in the next 2-3 weeks would be good. 


 

Mark Peterson, if you’re following the listserve you can probably tell us 
better. 


 

Good luck on your birding!

 

Suzy Harris

Bartlesville

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Foundation Subscriber
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:08 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville group

 

Greetings Susy , 

I recall somebody reporting on walks there in Bartlesville. The place they 
reported on was along a creek or stream that runs through part of the city. Is 
that area a city park ? 


A friend and I from Edmond are thinking about coming up there to catch the 
warblers on their way through- maybe next week , maybe early May , whatever is 
the best time. Any suggestions on the timing? 


Hal Yocum- Edmond

Sent from my iPhone


On Apr 15, 2015, at 8:51 AM, M. S. Harris  wrote:

Not to my knowledge. The local Audubon Society was defunct long before I moved 
to town 18 years ago. At that time there were several active birders, but alas 
the aging of America has hit and we’ve lost many active birders over the 
years. 


 

Suzy Harris

Bartlesville

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:35 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville group

 

Is there a birding group in the Bartlesville area that meets or goes on field 
trips together? 


Nola
Subject: Nickel Spring Count - Thursday, May 14, 8AM to 2PM
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:43:55 -0500
Hello Oklahoma Birders!

The Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count is scheduled for Thursday May 14th,
from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. There should still be lots of migrants moving
through and many of our resident migrant species are already setting up
territories and building nests. Some breeding birds found on the Nickel
Preserve that might tempt you further: Wood Thrush, Scarlet Tanager,
Kentucky Warbler, Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Northern Parula,
Black-and-white Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Yellow-throated Warbler,
Prothonotary Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Pine Warbler -
It's the northern Oklahoma Warblerville!  There are many other species
present.  I am a little biased, but I think it is a super spring count.

If you haven't visited the Nickel Preserve yet, this is a great opportunity
to bird in what is absolutely one of the most beautiful natural areas in
Oklahoma. The preserve is located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains
with the scenic Illinois River flowing through and adjacent to some areas:

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/oklahoma/placesweprotect/j-t-nickel-family-nature-and-wildlife-preserve.xml 

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

Newcomers are very welcome and can contact me for information (
revels AT nsuok.edu, (918) 444-3824). 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.

NEW: A new bridge is currently under construction to replace the historic
Combs Bridge. As the count date approaches, I will assess parking areas and
send out an email with information on exactly where we are meeting the
morning of the count. Wherever we decide to meet, it will be somewhere near
the Eagle Bluff resort. We will turn onto the county road on the north side
of Eagle Bluff Resort. Eagle Bluff Resort is on the east side of Hwy 10
just a few miles northeast of Tahlequah. Our official meeting time is at
8:00 am.

The address for Eagle Bluff Resort is 9800 Highway Ten,Tahlequah, OK 74464
if you want to use a GPS type gadget to get there. But, don't park at the
Resort, I will give instructions for the actual meeting place as the date
approaches. I am really hoping that the construction is completed and we
have a real public access parking lot to meet in!

Jeremy Tubbs and I will pass out bird checklists and maps and we will
organize into groups with assigned areas to cover.

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. There is
another TNC event going on inside the headquarters on the day of the count,
so we will probably be using the outdoor picnic tables and porch for our
meeting. At that time, we will compile a species list for the day (with
numbers to be tabulated later).

I look forward to seeing you there!

Best Birding!
Mia Revels, Ph.D.

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


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Subject: Re: Thursday Morning
From: Brian Sheehan <osuwildlifer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:36:17 -0500
Hi OKBirders,

 

I also walked the North Woods unit this morning, and in addition to Bill’s 
birds, I found the following: 


 

Kentucky warbler * FOY

Yellow-throated warbler

Northern Parula

Red-eyed vireo  * FOY

White-eyed vireo

Ruby-crowned kinglet

Summer tanager * FOY

 

Plus, more blue-gray gnatcatchers and yellow-rumped warblers than you could 
shake a stick at. (I tried, but it just didn’t work) 


 

Brian Sheehan  AT  Bixby

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Bill Carrell
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:29 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Thursday Morning

 

Hello All,

 

This morning in the Oxley North Woods, saw FOY Great Crested Flycatcher, along 
with an Orange-Crowned Warbler. At Yahola, two Spotted Sandpipers. 


 

Along highway 20 near Lewis, saw an Upland Sandpiper sitting on a power line. 
Also saw four Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers fence-sitting nearby. 


 

Good Birding,

 

Bill Carrell

Tulsa, OK

 

 
Subject: Re: Scarlet Tanagers, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird and Worm-eating Warblers!
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:48:02 -0400
Mia, I'm interested to volunteer on the 14th of may Nichol Spring. However, I 
do not know just where it is located , except way east of OKC / Edmond. What is 
the driving time to the place? I would guess that I would need to go the day 
before and stay over( any motels close?) to be there at early morning hours. I 
will be at the Red Slough festival the w/e before. Any advice appreciated. Hal 
Yocum 

---- Mia Revels  wrote: 
> We had a great ornithology trip to the Nickel Preserve in Cherokee county
> this morning. Highlights included Worm-eating Warblers, Ovenbirds, Wood
> Thrush, and great looks at Scarlet Tanagers. We also got Hairy Woodpecker,
> Yellow-throated Warblers, Black-and-white Warblers, Kentucky Warblers, Pine
> Warbler Northern Parulas, White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, and
> Yellow-throated Vireos.
> 
> These are all breeding species, so if you want to see them this year,
> consider volunteering for the Nickel Spring Count, which will be held
> Thursday, May 14th this year. I will be coordinating the count, so just let
> me know if you are interested. I will be posting specifically about the
> count soon with maps, directions, etc.
> 
> Happy Birding!
> Mia Revels
> 
> -- 
> Mia Revels, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biology
> Northeastern State University
> 611 Grand Ave.
> Tahlequah, Oklahoma
> (918) 444-3824
> revels AT nsuok.edu
> 
> 
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Subject: Orchard Orioles
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:14 +0000
Orchard Orioles returned to Durant area yesterday as well.


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

Subject: Thursday Morning
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:28:49 -0500
Hello All,

This morning in the Oxley North Woods, saw FOY Great Crested Flycatcher,
along with an Orange-Crowned Warbler. At Yahola, two Spotted Sandpipers.

Along highway 20 near Lewis, saw an Upland Sandpiper sitting on a power
line. Also saw four Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers fence-sitting nearby.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Scarlet Tanagers, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird and Worm-eating Warblers!
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:17:27 -0500
We had a great ornithology trip to the Nickel Preserve in Cherokee county
this morning. Highlights included Worm-eating Warblers, Ovenbirds, Wood
Thrush, and great looks at Scarlet Tanagers. We also got Hairy Woodpecker,
Yellow-throated Warblers, Black-and-white Warblers, Kentucky Warblers, Pine
Warbler Northern Parulas, White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, and
Yellow-throated Vireos.

These are all breeding species, so if you want to see them this year,
consider volunteering for the Nickel Spring Count, which will be held
Thursday, May 14th this year. I will be coordinating the count, so just let
me know if you are interested. I will be posting specifically about the
count soon with maps, directions, etc.

Happy Birding!
Mia Revels

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


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Subject: chuck will-s widow
From: Polly O'Malley <pomalley AT COTC.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:47:07 -0500
Had our first of the season Chuck will's widow the night of April 
15th.... two days earlier than any previous years.  Yay!  Happy to have 
them back.

Polly O'Malley
North Lincoln County
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 16, 2015 -different
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:52:02 +0000
Orn class trip this morning. Left off a Baltimore Oriole! Also had Western 
Kingbirds and Great Crested Flycatcher in Durant on campus. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:51 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 16, 2015

Willow Springs, Bryan, US-OK
Apr 16, 2015 7:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Ornithology class trip.
48 species

Canada Goose  4
Mallard  7
Blue-winged Teal  30
Northern Shoveler  2
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  2
Cattle Egret  10
Black Vulture  4
Turkey Vulture  7
Osprey  4
Killdeer  5
Least Sandpiper  6
Forster's Tern  4
Mourning Dove  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  3
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  12
White-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
Fish Crow  5
Purple Martin  1
Barn Swallow  2
Cliff Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  4
Northern Mockingbird  7
Cedar Waxwing  22
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Northern Parula  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  3
Savannah Sparrow  8
White-throated Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Common Grackle  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  16

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22890771 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 15, 2015
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:50:41 +0000
Quick scouting trip to Lake Texoma prior to Orn trip.  Doug.


-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:45 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 15, 2015

Willow Springs, Bryan, US-OK
Apr 15, 2015 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
55 species

Canada Goose  3
Mallard  6
Blue-winged Teal  25
Northern Shoveler  2
Green-winged Teal  2
Double-crested Cormorant  7
American White Pelican  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Cattle Egret  3
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  7
Osprey  6
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Killdeer  4
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Baird's Sandpiper  2
Least Sandpiper  18
Ring-billed Gull  9
Forster's Tern  2
Mourning Dove  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  8
White-eyed Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  3
Fish Crow  5
Purple Martin  1
Barn Swallow  3
Cliff Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Eastern Bluebird  6
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  4
Northern Parula  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Spotted Towhee  2
Clay-colored Sparrow  1
Lark Sparrow  3
Savannah Sparrow  8
White-throated Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  14
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Common Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  25

View this checklist online at 
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Subject: Re: Bartlesville group
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:08:05 -0500
Greetings Susy , 
I recall somebody reporting on walks there in Bartlesville. The place they 
reported on was along a creek or stream that runs through part of the city. Is 
that area a city park ? 

A friend and I from Edmond are thinking about coming up there to catch the 
warblers on their way through- maybe next week , maybe early May , whatever is 
the best time. Any suggestions on the timing? 

Hal Yocum- Edmond

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 15, 2015, at 8:51 AM, M. S. Harris  wrote:
> 
> Not to my knowledge. The local Audubon Society was defunct long before I 
moved to town 18 years ago. At that time there were several active birders, but 
alas the aging of America has hit and we’ve lost many active birders over the 
years. 

>  
> Suzy Harris
> Bartlesville
>  
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:35 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville group
>  
> Is there a birding group in the Bartlesville area that meets or goes on field 
trips together? 

> Nola
Subject: Re: OKCAS does South Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:30:34 -0500
Just picked up a single Mississippi Kite over Chautauqua and Rt. 9  just 
west of Jenkins. Looks like it is early.

D.

On 4/15/2015 4:24 PM, Jim Jorgensen wrote:
> This sounds like it was a great outing. We were at Martin Nature Center 
afternoon,...we saw the kettles and two large flocks of rather stationary Cedar 
Wax wings. Many cardinals and lots of kids. Good birding! 

>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 15, 2015, at 4:04 PM, rgunn1  wrote:
>>
>> Eight or ten folks from OKC and Edmond came down for a good morning on South 
Jenkins seeing/hearing 60 species. Probably the two most interesting sightings 
were two different kettles of buteos. Both were on the far end of my vision but 
more reliable eyes than mine affirmed that one was Broad-winged and the other 
Swainsons--both good birds for this part of Norman. Besides these two, 
raptor-wise we also picked up N.Harrier, Coopers, Red-shouldered, Red-tailed 
with one very dark morph of Red-tail, 

>>
>> The best viewing we had were truly great looks at six species of 
warblers--Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Prothonotary, N. Parula, 
Orange-crowned and Common Yellow-throats. This is good for Jenkins which is not 
a warbler-rich environment. We heard everything singing except for the YR and 
OCs and called them out. We also picked up Harris, Savannah, Vesper, Lincoln, 
Chipping and Field Sparrows. 

>>
>> Nancy Vicars did some stellar scheduling as this was probably the only day 
this week for decent birding as it rained earlier and is supposed to rain the 
rest of the week. 

>>
>> D.
Subject: Re: OKCAS does South Jenkins
From: Jim Jorgensen <hpah AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:24:06 -0500
This sounds like it was a great outing. We were at Martin Nature Center 
afternoon,...we saw the kettles and two large flocks of rather stationary Cedar 
Wax wings. Many cardinals and lots of kids. Good birding! 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 15, 2015, at 4:04 PM, rgunn1  wrote:
> 
> Eight or ten folks from OKC and Edmond came down for a good morning on South 
Jenkins seeing/hearing 60 species. Probably the two most interesting sightings 
were two different kettles of buteos. Both were on the far end of my vision but 
more reliable eyes than mine affirmed that one was Broad-winged and the other 
Swainsons--both good birds for this part of Norman. Besides these two, 
raptor-wise we also picked up N.Harrier, Coopers, Red-shouldered, Red-tailed 
with one very dark morph of Red-tail, 

> 
> The best viewing we had were truly great looks at six species of 
warblers--Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Prothonotary, N. Parula, 
Orange-crowned and Common Yellow-throats. This is good for Jenkins which is not 
a warbler-rich environment. We heard everything singing except for the YR and 
OCs and called them out. We also picked up Harris, Savannah, Vesper, Lincoln, 
Chipping and Field Sparrows. 

> 
> Nancy Vicars did some stellar scheduling as this was probably the only day 
this week for decent birding as it rained earlier and is supposed to rain the 
rest of the week. 

> 
> D.
Subject: OKCAS does South Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:04:30 -0500
Eight or ten folks from OKC and Edmond came down for a good morning on 
South Jenkins seeing/hearing 60 species. Probably the two most 
interesting sightings were two different kettles of buteos. Both were on 
the far end of my vision but more reliable eyes than mine affirmed that 
one was Broad-winged and the other Swainsons--both good birds for this 
part of Norman. Besides these two, raptor-wise we also picked up 
N.Harrier, Coopers, Red-shouldered, Red-tailed with one very dark morph 
of Red-tail,

The best viewing we had were truly great looks at six species of 
warblers--Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped, Prothonotary, N. Parula, 
Orange-crowned and Common Yellow-throats. This is good for Jenkins which 
is not a warbler-rich environment. We heard everything singing except 
for the YR and OCs and called them out. We also picked up Harris, 
Savannah, Vesper, Lincoln, Chipping and Field Sparrows.

Nancy Vicars did some stellar scheduling as this was probably the only 
day this week for decent birding as it rained earlier and is supposed to 
rain the rest of the week.

D.
Subject: Re: Disappointment
From: "bill ." <tvulture AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:39:13 -0500
Re. invasive, non-indigenous spp. are these we Europeans in general, or just 
House Sparrows? (grin) 


In all seriousness, i agree but for some reason detest European Starlings even 
more. 

peace
-bill

Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:40:27 -0500
From: lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Disappointment
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

Sorry guys. Yes, House Sparrow. We've been so happy to not have seen any-until 
now. Such an invasive, non indigenous spp. 


On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Renanne Baker  wrote:
Sue.....I think it stands for HOUSE SPARROW



Sent from my iPad



> On Apr 11, 2015, at 2:20 PM, Sue Selman  wrote:

>

> i need for to interpret that for me

> Sue Selman

> Selman Ok

>> On Apr 11, 2015, at 13:04, Lisa Wiesbauer  wrote:

>>

>> 5 years on Okemah Lake and we just spotted our first HOSP. Do not care for 
these invaders 


 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Bartlesville group
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:50:51 -0500
Would it be to far to go to the Tulsa chapter?
Sue Selman
Selman OK

On Apr 15, 2015, at 8:51, M. S. Harris  wrote:

> Not to my knowledge. The local Audubon Society was defunct long before I 
moved to town 18 years ago. At that time there were several active birders, but 
alas the aging of America has hit and weve lost many active birders over the 
years. 

>  
> Suzy Harris
> Bartlesville
>  
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:35 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville group
>  
> Is there a birding group in the Bartlesville area that meets or goes on field 
trips together? 

> Nola
Subject: Re: Bartlesville group
From: "M. S. Harris" <mbhsuzy AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:51:01 -0500
Not to my knowledge.  The local Audubon Society was defunct long before I
moved to town 18 years ago.  At that time there were several active birders,
but alas the aging of America has hit and we've lost many active birders
over the years.

 

Suzy Harris

Bartlesville

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:35 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville group

 

Is there a birding group in the Bartlesville area that meets or goes on
field trips together?

Nola
Subject: Overholser, Rose Lake and Stinchcomb West Tuesday
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:41:35 -0500
FOS shorebirds at Overholser:

Piping Plover - 1
Semipalmated Plover - 3
American Avocet - 15
Hudsonian Godwit - 28
Short-billed Dowitcher - 1

Except for the dowitcher these birds were observed from the west side pull
out south of the cofferdam gate. The Piping Plover and the Semipalmated
Plovers were along the water line near the rocks. They were announced by
the calls of the Piping Plover, teeeuu or just tee, very loud and clear.
This bird had bright red-orange legs and a complete, narrow, black collar
across the breast, sides and upper back. It was much lighter on the back
than the Semis. The plovers were seen in the morning along with the Avocets
and 16 Hudsonian Godwits. On a second visit at 3:30 pm the Godwits had
increased to 28. The dowitcher was in the pond near the east side berm. It
was identified as a Short-billed by plumage, structure and call. The front
of the neck and upper breast were a clean, unmarked white. The bill was
short for a dowitcher, the overall profile was slender and straight-backed.
The call was rather like the Piping Plover's, just a little higher, more
emphatic and burrier, but much lower and mellower than a Long-billed. The
only other shorebirds present in the area were Killdeer. Aerialists over
the lake and flats, Forster's Terns, Barn Swallows and Cliff Swallows.

Rose Lake to the west of Sarah had eight Greater Yellowlegs and some
Northern Shovelers. To the east and north there is still very little water.

At Stinchcomb West, Spotted Towhees were calling and singing, especially at
the right angle turn where eight males chased each other through the
shrubbery. Harris's Sparrows were singing in the vine tangles and Lincoln's
Sparrows were singing in the button brush along the playa. The
White-crowned Sparrows were more subdued. The air over the playa was busy
with Cliff Swallows. There were clouds of mosquitos low over the trail
that weren't interested in biting. Of the ones I observed perched on the
leaves, better than half were males with plumose antennae. The
mosquitos were probably what the swallows were chasing low over the
playa. Fish Crows and American Crows were calling. Carolina Wrens and
White-eyed Vireos were singing. Red-bellied Woopeckers were calling. Three
Brown Thrashers were chasing and making their loud calls along the entrance
road.

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - April 14
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:35:38 -0500
It was overcast, cold, and windy on the survey today.  80 species were
found.  Song birds were not singing well today because of the weather.
Fortunately there was a lot of activity on the lakes and wetlands.  Plenty
of new arrivals.  Best find of the day was four Glossy Ibis mixed in with a
large flock of White-faced Ibis in unit 30E.  Also it was great to find
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and a Least Bittern back!  Anhingas are
starting up the nesting rookery on Pintail Lake with two birds sitting on
nests and a couple males displaying.  They abandoned this site last year
(after 2 years of use) because of low water levels leaving their nesting
trees on dry ground.  Water levels are high this year so they are nesting
here again.  Here is my list for today:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 3

Canada Goose - 4

Wood Duck - 12

Gadwall - 11

American Wigeon - 7

Blue-winged Teal - 64

Northern Shoveler - 65

Green-winged Teal - 3

Hooded Merganser - 14

Pied-billed Grebe - 38

Neotropic Cormorant - 1

Double-crested Cormorant - 8

Anhinga - 19

American Bittern - 7

Least Bittern - 1 

Great Blue Heron - 6

Great Egret - 8

Snowy Egret - 5

Little-blue Heron - 3

White-faced Ibis - 69

Glossy Ibis - 4 (adults in breeding plumage.)

Plegadis species - 3 (possible hybrids)

Black Vulture - 9

Turkey Vulture - 14

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

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Sora - 1

Common Gallinule - 4

American Coot - 335

Greater Yellowlegs - 35

Lesser Yellowlegs - 3

Pectoral Sandpiper - 2

Wilson's Snipe - 2

Mourning Dove - 5

Eurasian Collared-Dove - 1

Rock Pigeon - 2

Belted Kingfisher - 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 5

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1

Loggerhead Shrike - 1

White-eyed Vireo - 6

Red-eyed Vireo - 2

Blue Jay - 2

American Crow - 13

Fish Crow - 4

Purple Martin - 7

Tree Swallow - 28

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 3

Bank Swallow - 3

Cliff Swallow - 21

Barn Swallow - 7

Carolina Chickadee - 3

Tufted Titmouse - 4

Carolina Wren - 6

Sedge Wren - 3

Marsh Wren - 5

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5

Eastern Bluebird - 1

Pine Warbler - 2

Prothonotary Warbler - 8

Kentucky Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 7

Summer Tanager - 1

Eastern Towhee - 1

Lark Sparrow - 1

Savannah Sparrow - 16

LeConte's Sparrow - 1

Lincoln's Sparrow - 2

Swamp Sparrow - 3

White-throated Sparrow - 1

White-crowned Sparrow - 5

Northern Cardinal - 11

Red-winged Blackbird - 27

Common Grackle - 4

Brown-headed Cowbird - 6

 

 

Odonates (too cold for them to be flying. Only saw what I spooked up while
walking through the grass.):

 

Fragile Forktail

Citrine Forktail

Skimming Bluet

Elegant Spreadwing

Eastern Pondhawk

Blue Dasher

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Eastern Gray Treefrog

Green Treefrog

Cajun Chorus frog

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Bullfrog

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 
Subject: Yellow-headed blackbird
From: "Wainwright, Charlotte E." <charlotte.wainwright AT OU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:29:56 +0000
This evening around 6pm we had three male Yellow-headed Blackbirds at the 
marina area of Lake Thunderbird. We first saw them in the reedy area by the 
spit and by the time we left they were flying between several trees by the 
parking lot. 


Charlotte Wainwright
Norman, OK
Subject: Bartlesville group
From: "Nola D." <nola2ns AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:35:04 -0500
Is there a birding group in the Bartlesville area that meets or goes on field 
trips together? 

Nola
Subject: Overholser Marbled Godwits
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:08:42 -0500
This afternoon 5 Marbled Godwits were on the west side of the Overholser
mudflats. Flew in from center of mudflats giving good look at cinnamon
wings. Also 33 Baird's SP, 4 Semipalmated SP (FOS) and 25 Least SP.
Shorebirds on east side 3 Baird's and 10 Least, 1 Killdeer. 3 Snowy Egrets
and 1 Great Egret, 750 American Coots, 102 DC Cormorants, 15 Am White
Pelicans. Gadwall, Mallard, 19 Am Wigeon, 80 N Shoveler, BW Teal, GW Teal.

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: Re: Rose lake is back, kind of?
From: "bill ." <tvulture AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:55:13 -0500
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from my windows phone
________________________________
From: James Hubbell
Sent: ‎4/‎13/‎2015 4:20 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Rose lake is back, kind of?

Did a drive by for Rose Lake. It is mostly back and some good bird movement
on it. Several Greater Yellow Legs and FOS Cattle Egrets in a Pasture next
door. Spotted one Hudsonian Godwit and a few Dowitchers with several
unknown peeps running in the mud, One Baird's and a few Least. Pond on east
side had Blue and Green teal. Red Wing Black birds every where making
noise.

Cross over to North Morgan road. In the field a very large group, several
hundred, Gulls waiting out the rain. Mostly Franklin's but did get positive
ID on a couple Bonaparte's in the group and many Ring bills. Near NW 50th X
Morgan the fields are flooding and many birds picking in the mud there
too. Dowitcher, Greater Yellow Leg, Least piper, Both Teals and Wigeons,
Mallards. Still about 5 different Sparrows along the road edge.

Light rain and a little muddy but still about 30 different birds. Good hour
worth of driving.
Subject: Rose lake is back, kind of?
From: James Hubbell <hubmutt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:20:36 -0500
Did a drive by for Rose Lake. It is mostly back and some good bird movement
on it. Several Greater Yellow Legs and FOS Cattle Egrets in a Pasture next
door. Spotted one Hudsonian Godwit and a few Dowitchers with several
unknown peeps running in the mud, One Baird's and a few Least. Pond on east
side had Blue and Green teal. Red Wing Black birds every where making
noise.

Cross over to North Morgan road. In the field a very large group, several
hundred, Gulls waiting out the rain. Mostly Franklin's but did get positive
ID on a couple Bonaparte's in the group and many Ring bills. Near NW 50th X
Morgan the fields are flooding and many birds picking in the mud there
too. Dowitcher, Greater Yellow Leg, Least piper, Both Teals and Wigeons,
Mallards. Still about 5 different Sparrows along the road edge.

Light rain and a little muddy but still about 30 different birds. Good hour
worth of driving.
Subject: More weekend Migrants
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:28:08 -0500
Hello All,

A brief walk in the North Woods Friday morning led to a brief look at a
Warbling Vireo. Saturday morning on Lake Yahola, about a dozen Eared
Grebes, six Red-Breasted Mergansers and a few hundred Franklin's Gulls. At
Oxley, Prothonatary Warblers (at least six) were in. Also saw a Lark
Sparrow at the Bixby sod farms in the afternoon.

On Sunday, heard Red-Eyed Vireos at Ray Harral and Oxley. Saw a Solitary
Sandpiper along 141st between Apache and 36th st N. On Lake Yahola, a
Forster's Tern and a Common Loon (first in Tulsa county this year). In the
evening, saw three Upland Sandpipers near Leonard.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Panhandle
From: John Sterling <prairie AT ITLNET.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:53:31 -0500
Spent most of last week in the panhandle. Never been out there this time of the 
year. Things were a little slow, best bird in the far west was a male 
Vermillion Flycatcher at B.M.S.P. Yes Doug, it was still alive when I left. 


Checked out a place I had not visited for a few years on the way back. Wild 
Horse Lake is located north of Guymon at F road and 32 road. It is a great 
place for water fowl and shore birds. About ten species of ducks were present. 
Spotted some strange birds swimming with the ducks. Turned out to be Avocets, 
eight all together. 


Another place that should be checked is a fishing pond located at J road and 32 
road. It has a parking lot at the east end. The pond is surrounded by large 
trees. The area could be a migrant trap. 


Avowed of warning, if any of the roads are the least bit wet do no drive on 
them. Most of the roads south of straight are paved. The roads around Wild 
Horse Lake are not paved. Help is a long way off.. 


Sent from my iPad
Subject: Recent Photos
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:13:28 -0500
Here’s a link to some recent photos if you care to look, including 
Blue-winged Teal, Prothonotary Warbler, White-eyed Vireo, Eastern Phoebe, 
Yellow-Rumped Warbler and Black and White Warbler. Terry. 


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

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Subject: Swainson's Thrush
From: Patti Muzny <patti.muzny AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:50:18 -0500
Found a Swainson's Thrush at our McClain County property near Byars, OK, on
April 11th, 2015.  I believe this is a little early.

 

Patti Muzny

SW OKC and Byars, OK
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake R.C. Longmire--Boat Launch, Apr 12, 2015
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:40:19 +0000
Bolted over to Garvin and did some more county birding there. West side of Lake 
Longmire had the Uplands and Golden-Plovers. Southeast corner of lake had the 
sandpipers. Some nice early migrants and some lingering wintering birds. Doug. 



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Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:41 PM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Lake R.C. Longmire--Boat Launch, Apr 12, 2015

Lake R.C. Longmire--Boat Launch, Garvin, US-OK Apr 12, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
Comments:     County birding in the Lake Longmire area.
77 species

Canada Goose  7
Wood Duck  4
Blue-winged Teal  3
Wild Turkey  2
Double-crested Cormorant  21
American White Pelican  11
Great Blue Heron  2
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  14
Northern Harrier  2
Broad-winged Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  4
American Golden-Plover  14
Killdeer  6
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  8
Upland Sandpiper  2
Baird's Sandpiper  3
Pectoral Sandpiper  4
Bonaparte's Gull  80
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  2
Greater Roadrunner  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  3
Eastern Phoebe  2
Eastern Kingbird  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  9
Loggerhead Shrike  2
White-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  9
Fish Crow  4
Horned Lark  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Purple Martin  10
Tree Swallow  14
Barn Swallow  8
Cliff Swallow  45
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  4
Bewick's Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  8
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  19
Cedar Waxwing  15
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Yellow-throated Warbler  3
Chipping Sparrow  3
Clay-colored Sparrow  2
Field Sparrow  3
Vesper Sparrow  1
Lark Sparrow  16
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow 1 1 Song Sparrow - large central dark breast spot on streaked 
breast. 

Lincoln's Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  2
White-crowned Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco 2 Two Dark-eyed Juncos spotted with mixed flock including the 
White-crowned and Lincoln's Sparrows. 

Northern Cardinal  8
Indigo Bunting 2 Two different adult male Indigo Buntings, both were first 
heard singing and visually confirmed. 

Red-winged Blackbird  6
Eastern Meadowlark  14
Brewer's Blackbird  25
Common Grackle  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  15
House Sparrow  10

View this checklist online at 
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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Catfish Bottoms, Apr 12, 2015
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:16:44 +0000
Hi All. Did some county birding this morning since it didn't rain. Catfish 
Bottoms area was nice this morning. Variety of early migrants mixed in with a 
couple druggies at the Catfish Bottoms turn around. Bobcat crossed road near 
the Goddard Youth Camp was a nice mammal touch too. Doug. 



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Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:16 PM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Catfish Bottoms, Apr 12, 2015

Catfish Bottoms, Murray, US-OK
Apr 12, 2015 7:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
11.0 mile(s)
Comments:     County birding stops in this area.
56 species

Canada Goose  4
Wood Duck  5
Blue-winged Teal  3
Green-winged Teal  2
Northern Bobwhite  1
Wild Turkey  2
Double-crested Cormorant  35
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  6
Osprey  1
Broad-winged Hawk  3
Killdeer  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  7
Eurasian Collared-Dove  5
Mourning Dove  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Phoebe  5
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  4
White-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  9
Fish Crow  2
Barn Swallow  7
Cliff Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  15
Eastern Bluebird  7
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  8
European Starling  5
Cedar Waxwing  40
Louisiana Waterthrush  2
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Northern Parula  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  2
Field Sparrow  3
Lark Sparrow  12
Grasshopper Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow 1 This is bird is uncommon in April, but I've mist netted them in 
this area as late as early May. Strong central breast spot on streaked breast. 
Sang several times. 

White-throated Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  8
Indigo Bunting 3 Three males singing, two observed visually. They often arrive 
by first week in April in southern Oklahoma. 

Red-winged Blackbird  10
Eastern Meadowlark  8
Common Grackle  9
Great-tailed Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  24
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  20

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Coalgate Reservoir, Apr 11, 2015
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:11:03 -0500
 More Coal County birding. The YCNH and Uplands and Golden Plovers were a nice 
surprise. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK



Coalgate Reservoir, Coal, US-OK
Apr 11, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
Comments: birded down Hwy 31, across Jennings and Polk Roads and around 
Coalgate Lake. 

57 species

Canada Goose  4
Gadwall  2
American Wigeon  9
Northern Shoveler  1
Wild Turkey  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Great Egret  1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1
Black Vulture  16
Turkey Vulture  38
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Broad-winged Hawk  2
Swainson's Hawk  1     migrating over Coalgate Lake with TV's.
Red-tailed Hawk  4
American Golden-Plover  9
Killdeer  4
Greater Yellowlegs  14
Upland Sandpiper  8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove  5
Mourning Dove  15
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  2
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Phoebe  2
Eastern Kingbird  1     near Lehigh.
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  10
White-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  25
Fish Crow  6
Purple Martin  4
Barn Swallow  10
Cliff Swallow  50
Carolina Chickadee  10
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  3
Bewick's Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  10
Eastern Bluebird  5
American Robin  6
Northern Mockingbird  7
European Starling  10
Louisiana Waterthrush  3
Black-and-white Warbler  6
Prothonotary Warbler  2
Northern Parula  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Field Sparrow  4
Savannah Sparrow  6
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  16
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Eastern Meadowlark  15
Common Grackle  1     Lehigh.
Brown-headed Cowbird  20
House Sparrow  14

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Coal, Apr 11, 2015
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:07:39 -0500
 Continued birding across the north end of the county yesterday. A nice run of 
migrants at several stops 

	especially at the wooded creek crossings.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Coal, Coal, US-OK
Apr 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
20.0 mile(s)
Comments:     took EW1600 and 1590 from Hwy 48 northeast thru Parker to Hwy 31.
63 species

Canada Goose  4
Wood Duck  6     3 pairs seen at different creek crossings.
Blue-winged Teal  5
Northern Bobwhite  1     female.
Wild Turkey  4
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  12
Turkey Vulture  35
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Broad-winged Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  4
Mourning Dove  10
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Phoebe  2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  6
Loggerhead Shrike  2
White-eyed Vireo  10
Blue Jay  14
American Crow  25
Fish Crow  14
Purple Martin  3
Tree Swallow 3 seen over a large pond/lake on NS3760. in appropriate nesting 
habitat as the pond has lots of dead timber in it. 

Barn Swallow  8
Cliff Swallow  20
Carolina Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  4
Carolina Wren  9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  24
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  10
American Robin  4
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  6
Cedar Waxwing  30
Louisiana Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Orange-crowned Warbler  8
Nashville Warbler  2
Northern Parula  5
Yellow Warbler  2     two birds seen chasing each other. also heard singing.
Yellow-rumped Warbler  6
Spotted Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  15
Lark Sparrow  16
Savannah Sparrow  20
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Harris's Sparrow  9
White-crowned Sparrow  8
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  30
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Eastern Meadowlark  18
Brown-headed Cowbird  40
American Goldfinch  15
House Sparrow  6

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Coalpont Lake, Apr 11, 2015
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:05:47 -0500
 Did some birding in Coal County yesterday. Mostly birded across the north end 
of the county. Other checklists 

	will be sent shortly.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK



Coalpont Lake, Coal, US-OK
Apr 11, 2015 7:10 AM - 7:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
Comments: birded from Stonewall into Coal County. stopped at Coalpont Lake then 
continued east to Hwy 48. 

37 species

Wood Duck  3
Blue-winged Teal  3
Wild Turkey  4
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  6
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Mourning Dove  4
Greater Roadrunner  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  3
White-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  7
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Eastern Bluebird  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5
Field Sparrow  4
Savannah Sparrow  7
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  2     seen and heard.
Northern Cardinal  8
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Eastern Meadowlark  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  15
American Goldfinch  4

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Subject: Re: An OMG Yard Bird!
From: Jim Jorgensen <hpah AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:17:13 -0500
Wonderful lifetime bird!


Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 11, 2015, at 4:43 PM, Lisa Wiesbauer  wrote:
> 
> Spectacular! We have Summer Tanagers here every year, but have never seen 
Scarlet 

> 
>> On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Mike  wrote:
>> My wife Merry and I were sitting on our backyard deck this morning listening 
to our (apparent) resident Louisiana Waterthrush singing when I hear Merry 
exclaiming, “OMG, OMG, OMG” and finally muttering “ A Scarlet Tanager ! 
“. Having only seen two Scarlet Tanagers in Oklahoma (Keystone Ancient Forest 
Preserve, Nickel Preserve), this was probably a once-in-lifetime yard view for 
us and rivals the Blackburnian Warbler we saw about three years ago. I also 
count a singing Wood Thrush who serenaded me about ten yards away (a few years 
ago) in this “rare” group of visitors. 

>>  
>> I wish I could say it was still around, but it flew west after thirty 
seconds or so, probably heading for Keystone to catch up with the rest of the 
gang! 

>>  
>> Happy Birding,
>> Mike Ludewig
>> Claremore
>>  
>>  
>> 
>> 
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Subject: Re: An OMG Yard Bird!
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:43:11 -0500
Spectacular!  We have Summer Tanagers here every year, but have never seen
 Scarlet

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Mike  wrote:

>   My wife Merry and I were sitting on our backyard deck this morning
> listening to our (apparent) resident Louisiana Waterthrush singing when I
> hear Merry exclaiming, “OMG, OMG, OMG” and finally muttering “ *A 
Scarlet 

> Tanager ! *“.  Having only seen two Scarlet Tanagers in Oklahoma
> (Keystone Ancient Forest Preserve, Nickel Preserve), this was probably a
> once-in-lifetime yard view for us and rivals the Blackburnian Warbler we
> saw about three years ago.  I also count a singing Wood Thrush who
> serenaded me about ten yards away (a few years ago) in this “rare” group 
of 

> visitors.
>
> I wish I could say it was still around, but it flew west after thirty
> seconds or so, probably heading for Keystone to catch up with the rest of
> the gang!
>
> Happy Birding,
> Mike Ludewig
> Claremore
>
>
>
>
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Subject: Re: Disappointment
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:40:27 -0500
Sorry guys. Yes, House Sparrow. We've been so happy to not have seen
any-until now. Such an invasive, non indigenous spp.

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Renanne Baker  wrote:

> Sue.....I think it stands for HOUSE SPARROW
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Apr 11, 2015, at 2:20 PM, Sue Selman  > wrote:
> >
> > i need for to interpret that for me
> > Sue Selman
> > Selman Ok
> >> On Apr 11, 2015, at 13:04, Lisa Wiesbauer  > wrote:
> >>
> >> 5 years on Okemah Lake and we just spotted our first HOSP.   Do not
> care for these invaders
>
Subject: Re: Disappointment
From: Renanne Baker <renanneb AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:36:04 -0500
Sue.....I think it stands for HOUSE SPARROW

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 11, 2015, at 2:20 PM, Sue Selman  wrote:
> 
> i need for to interpret that for me
> Sue Selman
> Selman Ok
>> On Apr 11, 2015, at 13:04, Lisa Wiesbauer  wrote:
>> 
>> 5 years on Okemah Lake and we just spotted our first HOSP. Do not care for 
these invaders 

Subject: Re: Disappointment
From: John Fisher <rgs455 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:22:25 -0500
HOSP is the USFWS birdbanding code for house sparrow.

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU]On Behalf Of Sue Selman
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:21 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Disappointment


 i need for to interpret that for me
 Sue Selman
 Selman Ok
On Apr 11, 2015, at 13:04, Lisa Wiesbauer  wrote:

> 5 years on Okemah Lake and we just spotted our first HOSP.   Do not care
for these invaders
Subject: Stillwater - Cinnamon Teal, Yellow-headed Blackbirds
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:17:36 -0500
A few quick stops around Stillwater yielded some great birds today. Most
notably, there is a drake Cinnamon Teal (with several Blue-winged Teal) at
Teal Ridge Wetlands in the pond next to the parking lot. It is easy to
flush birds from this pond, so if you go, check from inside your car first.
There were also 6 Greater Yellowlegs, lots of Lincoln's, Savannah, and Song
Sparrows, 2 Swamp Sparrows at the teal pond, and what I thought was a Le
Conte's Sparrow singing from the east side of that pond (not 100% certain
as Savannahs will make some non-standard buzzy calls and I never got a
completely clear listen).

Afterwards, a quick stop at the OSU Dairy Barns yielded two male
Yellow-headed Blackbirds with the cows and other blackbirds

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Re: Disappointment
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:20:38 -0500
 i need for to interpret that for me
 Sue Selman
 Selman Ok
On Apr 11, 2015, at 13:04, Lisa Wiesbauer  wrote:

> 5 years on Okemah Lake and we just spotted our first HOSP. Do not care for 
these invaders 

Subject: Disappointment
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:04:59 -0500
5 years on Okemah Lake and we just spotted our first HOSP.   Do not care
for these invaders
Subject: Pelican day on the Canadian
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:23:48 -0500
Am. White Pelicans usually drop in on South Jenkins once a year and 
today was it. About 50 right below the outlet creek's mouth.

Also, FOS Prothontary obviously looking for a wet spot. Its historical 
nesting site has been over a little pool of water along jenkins. That 
pool has not refilled this dry winter and so far this spring. Parula and 
WE Vireos abound was well as a Yellow-throated and both Rough-winged and 
Barn Swallows.

D.
Subject: An OMG Yard Bird!
From: Mike <m.b.ludewig AT NETZERO.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:08:32 -0500
My wife Merry and I were sitting on our backyard deck this morning listening to 
our (apparent) resident Louisiana Waterthrush singing when I hear Merry 
exclaiming, “OMG, OMG, OMG” and finally muttering “ A Scarlet Tanager ! 
“. Having only seen two Scarlet Tanagers in Oklahoma (Keystone Ancient Forest 
Preserve, Nickel Preserve), this was probably a once-in-lifetime yard view for 
us and rivals the Blackburnian Warbler we saw about three years ago. I also 
count a singing Wood Thrush who serenaded me about ten yards away (a few years 
ago) in this “rare” group of visitors. 


I wish I could say it was still around, but it flew west after thirty seconds 
or so, probably heading for Keystone to catch up with the rest of the gang! 


Happy Birding,
Mike Ludewig
Claremore

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Subject: Marbled Godwit, South Sentinel/Lake Thunderbird
From: "Wainwright, Charlotte E." <charlotte.wainwright AT OU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:41:48 +0000
We had a Marbled Godwit at the Alameda Bridges area of Lake Thunderbird at 
about 9:30 this morning. It was on the sandbar between South Sentinel and East 
Sentinel (just north of the bridges) mixed in with Ring-billed and Bonaparte's 
gulls. 

If any folks walk out onto the sandbar to see the Godwit, just a heads up that 
there is a Canada Goose nest with eggs in at the narrowest part of the sandbar 
and the parents are a bit fussy at the minute! 


Charlotte Wainwright
Norman, OK
Subject: Stillwater New Migrants - Warbling Vireo, Upland Sandpiper, Chimney Swift
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:09:05 -0500
A few new migrants seen in Stillwater over the last few days include:

-Chimney Swift over our house (Monday)
-Upland Sandpiper at the OSU Dairy Barn (private) on Wednesday
-Northern Parula at Babcock Park on Wednesday and also a couple north of
Boomer Lake this morning
-Warbling Vireo at Boomer Lake this morning.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Grand Lake, Cerulean Warbler
From: Laura Stanfill <laurastanfill AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:21:21 +0000
This area is below Pensacola dam at Langley, along the Grand River


Very sure I had a Cerulean Warbler pass through my yard yesterday.


Sent from Windows Mail



From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎April‎ ‎10‎, ‎2015 ‎7‎:‎20‎ ‎AM
To: laurastanfill AT live.com


Grand Lake O' the Cherokees--Recreation Area Number 1, Mayes, US-OK
Apr 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Drove along Eagle Pass Road and behind golf course
31 species

Wood Duck  2     At the south end of Eagle Pass Road
Blue-winged Teal  30
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Great Blue Heron 17 Rookery on west bank of Grand River seen from Eagle Pass 
Road. At least 15 active nests. 

Great Egret  2     No nests seen at Great Blue Heron Rookery site
Black Vulture  18
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  1
Bonaparte's Gull  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  5
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  3
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  5
European Starling  3
Northern Parula  X     many heard
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
American Goldfinch  6

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Subject: Grove FOS
From: Evelyn Houck <efhouck727 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 18:47:18 -0500
One Scissor Tail Flycatcher in Woodard Hollow area of Grand Lake 'O the
Cherokees and a pair of Brown Thrashers in our yard (Carey Bay area of the
lake).

Evelyn Houck, GLAS
Grove, Delaware Co., Oklahoma
n.e. corner of the state
Subject: Re: Evening Grosbeaks
From: Hollis Price <hollis AT PRICESRUS.NET>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:14:26 -0500
Cyndie,

They asked where you were.

Hollis

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 9, 2015, at 2:03 PM, Cyndie Browning  wrote:

Oh, sure!!!!!

Cyndie Browning
vermilion_flycatcher AT yahoo.com
Tulsa OK
On Apr 9, 2015 11:59 AM, "Hollis Price"  wrote:

> They are still here.
>
> Hollis Price
> NE of Jones
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
Subject: Re: Evening Grosbeaks
From: Cyndie Browning <gr8auntieokie AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:03:07 -0500
Oh, sure!!!!!

Cyndie Browning
vermilion_flycatcher AT yahoo.com
Tulsa OK
On Apr 9, 2015 11:59 AM, "Hollis Price"  wrote:

> They are still here.
>
> Hollis Price
> NE of Jones
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
Subject: Evening Grosbeaks
From: Hollis Price <hollis AT PRICESRUS.NET>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 11:59:27 -0500
They are still here.

Hollis Price
NE of Jones

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Indigo Bunting
From: Joe Hawkins <joehanselhawkins AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 11:45:05 -0500
We had the first Indigo Bunting of the year in our backyard in Bartlesville 
yesterday. This is the earliest ever we've seen one in our yard. 


Joe Hawkins
Bartlesville, Oklahoma 


Sent from my iPad

------------------------------
Subject: On the Way to work
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 11:21:17 -0500
Hello All,

This morning, saw two Snowy Egrets along Mingo Creek at Pine. Also Greater
and Lesser Yellowlegs, eight Pectoral Sandpipers.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: No Subject
From: "Humphrey, Todd" <Todd.Humphrey AT JENKSPS.ORG>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 16:17:37 +0000
Saw our first Purple Martin Scouts at Flycatcher Trail on Jenks High School 
Campus today. We want a Martin colony!!!! Our house is in its second season. 
Last year we had nests in 3 of our 14 compartments, but no eggs. Hoping for a 
full life cycle this year! 



Todd Humphrey
Biology/Ornithology
Jenks Public Schools

"Mother Nature has much to tell us, but she only speaks to those who listen and 
seek her out; For those who do, she reveals her mystery and compelling beauty." 
- Todd Humphrey 

Subject: FW: eBird Report - Denison Dam Area, Apr 9, 2015
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:42:27 +0000
Hi All. Took Ornithology class to the Denison Dam wetlands and spillway. Nice 
variety, but a bit slow, no bitterns or Sora. Greater Roadrunner carrying a 
small snake was a neat sighting as well as adult Bald Eagle on nest with a 
nestling. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2015 10:42 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Denison Dam Area, Apr 9, 2015

Denison Dam Area, Bryan, US-OK
Apr 9, 2015 7:55 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal  3
Double-crested Cormorant  10
Snowy Egret  6
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Black Vulture  3
Turkey Vulture  7
Bald Eagle  2     Adult sitting on nest with one nestling visible.
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  2
Greater Roadrunner  1
Chimney Swift  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  4
White-eyed Vireo  9
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  5
Barn Swallow  5
Cliff Swallow  150
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  4
Cedar Waxwing  16
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Northern Parula  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Spotted Towhee  2
Lark Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  2
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  2
sparrow sp.  3
Northern Cardinal  10
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  3

View this checklist online at 
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Subject: South Jenkins. Norman
From: Henthorn1 <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 14:00:55 -0500
I wandered slowly along the available paved parts of the road for two hours 
today. I studied as many songs as I could to correlate with visuals. One tiny 
gray-brown bird eluded me near the south gate. 

Flew over:
Turkey vulture. Great blue heron. Flock of bufflehead ducks. 
In grasses:
Meadowlarks. Field sparrows. Red-winged blackbirds. Canada geese. 
Near trees:
Goldfinches. Blue-gray gnatcatchers. Cardinals. Mockingbirds. Eastern 
bluebirds. Red-bellied woodpecker. Downy woodpecker. 

Deep woods:
Fish crow. Chickadees. 
Sharon
  
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
From: Loyd Stephens <songbirdacres AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 13:38:26 -0500
FOS southeast of Bartlesville.  Still have a single Ruby-throated hummer
feeding daily.

 

Loyd Stephens

Songbirdacres 

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Humphrey, Todd
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 7:49 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: 

 

Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in Bixby!

 

 

Todd Humphrey

Biology/Ornithology

Jenks Public Schools

 

"Mother Nature has much to tell us, but she only speaks to those who listen
and seek her out; For those who do, she reveals her mystery and compelling
beauty."  - Todd Humphrey

 
Subject: Re: nuthatch
From: Tamara Srader <justabirdthing AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:39:59 -0500
I saw one last Saturday in Prague, OK.  Photo :  https://flic.kr/p/rEgAWH

Love these birds!

Tamara Srader
Prague OK
On Apr 8, 2015 12:24 PM, "Sue Selman"  wrote:

> I saw a White-breasted Nuthatch at the ranch today. First for me and he
> had a bug in his mouth and I am sure was wanting to make it a present for
> some lucky girl.
> Sue Selman
> Selman Ok
Subject: new stuff on S.Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:37:00 -0500
Lots of (5 or 6) White-eyed Vireos singing up and down the woods, an 
Orange-crowned Warbler, One Great Egret and one Snowy on the river along 
with BW, GW Teal, Shovelers, Wigeon, Wood Duck and Gadwalls on the river 
itself. I haven't heard the Yelllow-throated in a couple of days.

D.
Subject: nuthatch
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:23:27 -0500
I saw a White-breasted Nuthatch at the ranch today. First for me and he had a 
bug in his mouth and I am sure was wanting to make it a present for some lucky 
girl. 

Sue Selman
Selman Ok
Subject: Re: Black Mesa Guesthouse
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:55:17 +0000
I’ll second Jimmy’s comments. Nice drive in to the place with lots of good 
bird trees along the river. Magpies are along that stretch which is always 
nice. I haven’t stayed there, but looked around the inside and the house is 
welcoming. Doug. 



From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jimmy Woodard
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 4:53 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Black Mesa Guesthouse

 I’ve not stayed there but several of us toured the house one day when Steve 
and Kim Metz were staying there. It looks comparable to the other 

 B&B options out there. The Cimarron River is across the road to the south. We 
had several magpies while we were there. They had hummer 

 feeders up too. it has plenty of space for a large group to occupy it 
together. I don’t know if any meals are included or not. I think you may have 

                to provide your own breakfasts and other meals.
 IMO it would be worth checking out as another option for places to stay, 
especially if you have a good size group who want to stay in one place. 



                Jimmy Woodard
                Midwest City, OK

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of John Kennington
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 1:15 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Black Mesa Guesthouse

I was playing around in Google Maps the other day around the Black Mesa area, 
and noticed a place marker for the Mesa Valley Guesthouse. It is just northwest 
of "dowtown" Kenton, on the north side of the Cimarron. Perhaps everyone knows 
about it, but it was new to me. Clicking on it took me to this web site: 


http://www.mesavalleyguesthouse.com/home.html

Turns out this is a new lodging option in Kenton. I gave them a call to find 
out more, and it is the guesthouse of the Walker Ranch. Eddie & Cerita Walker 
lived in the guest house for over 30 years, but recently moved to the main 
ranch house after his parents passed. They have had the guest house open for 
about a year. 


When staying here you are renting the entire 4 bedroom furnished home. The 
price is $105 per couple. There is no minimum number of couples, so just one 
couple could stay there, but it looks ideal for a small group. 


Has anyone stayed here yet?

John Kennington
Bixby, OK