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Ashy-faced Owl,©Barry Kent Mackay

2 Apr FW: eBird Report - Deep Fork NWR--Cussetah Bottoms, Apr 2, 2017 [Jimmy Woodard ]
2 Apr FW: eBird Report - Paden Sewage Ponds, Apr 2, 2017 [Jimmy Woodard ]
2 Apr FW: eBird Report - Okemah Lake, Apr 2, 2017 [Jimmy Woodard ]
2 Apr FW: eBird Report - Riverlands Trail, Apr 2, 2017 [Jimmy Woodard ]
2 Apr FW: eBird Report - Lake Henryetta, Apr 2, 2017 [Jimmy Woodard ]
2 Apr April Migration Report (2 of 2) [Patricia Velte ]
2 Apr April Migration Report (1 of 2) [Patricia Velte ]
2 Apr Re: Black Vultures [Kristi Hendricks ]
2 Apr Black Vultures [Kristi Hendricks ]
31 Mar Hackberry Flat 3-31-2017 [Louis Truex ]
1 Apr Re: Friday Birds [Bill Carrell ]
1 Apr Hackberry Flat Friday. [Matthew Jung ]
1 Apr Friday Birds [Bill Carrell ]
31 Mar Scissortail [Loraine Richmond ]
30 Mar Re: Broad-billed Hummingbird [Loraine Richmond ]
31 Mar Black-chinned hummingbird [Cindy McIntyre ]
29 Mar Birders Needed! [David Arbour ]
29 Mar Re: FOS Warbler [Foundation Subscriber ]
28 Mar digest format [Vaughn Rhoden ]
28 Mar Red Slough Bird Survey - March 28 [David Arbour ]
28 Mar FOS Warbler [mike ]
28 Mar FOY Birds [Bill Carrell ]
28 Mar FW: eBird Report - Lake Durant, Mar 28, 2017 [Doug Wood ]
28 Mar Chuck-Will [Bob LaVal ]
28 Mar Red Slough birds [David Arbour ]
27 Mar Broad-billed Hummingbird [Patricia Seibert ]
27 Mar Re: FW: eBird Report - Bixby Sod Farms, Mar 25, 2017 [Ian Brandenburg ]
27 Mar Robber's Cave State Park yesterday [David Arbour ]
26 Mar Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird! [Melinda Droege ]
26 Mar Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird! [Patricia Seibert ]
26 Mar Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird! [Larry Mays ]
26 Mar Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird! [Patricia Seibert ]
26 Mar Fwd: eBird Report - Lake Carl Blackwell, Mar 25, 2017 ["O Connell, Tim" ]
26 Mar Fw: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Mar 26, 2017 [Doug Wood ]
26 Mar Publicly Accessible Leks [Mitchell Jarrett ]
24 Mar Fw: Migration maps [Jerry Davis ]
22 Mar Ruby-throated Hummingbirds [Jerry Davis ]
24 Mar Re: Migration maps [David Goodridge ]
22 Mar Re: Sutton center [Patricia Seibert ]
24 Mar Seeing Birds Help People Destress [Jerry Davis ]
23 Mar Arkansas Audubon Halberg Ecology Camp [Ann Gordon ]
22 Mar Red Slough Bird Survey - Mar. 22 [David Arbour ]
24 Mar Re: Migration maps ["Curtis, Tom" ]
22 Mar Re: Sutton center [Dan Reinking ]
24 Mar Surf Scoters M/F at Waurika Lake, OK ["okcbirder AT gmail.com" ]
22 Mar Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds [Jennie Brooks ]
23 Mar Hackberry Flat Survey repost.... [Louis Truex ]
24 Mar I put our hummingbird feeder up at the nature center at Lake Eufaula State Park yesterday. This morning, we had a broad-billed hummingbird feeding from it. I did get photos, just not great photos. [Loraine Richmond ]
25 Mar Hummingbird [larrymays1949 ]
22 Mar Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds [Jo ]
26 Mar Prairie Chicken Leks [Mitchell Jarrett ]
26 Mar Recent Photos [Terry Mitchell ]
22 Mar Hackberry Flat Survey [Louis Truex ]
20 Mar Re: Black and White [Dan Reinking ]
19 Mar Black & White, Etc. [Bill Carrell ]
20 Mar Re: New photos added to website [Jim Arterburn ]
19 Mar mississippi kite [Paul Ribitzki ]
19 Mar Black and White [Bob LaVal ]
19 Mar Hackberry Flat [Matthew Jung ]
19 Mar Fw: Posts on OKbirds [Jennifer Kidney ]
19 Mar (Cinnamon) Teal Ridge Wetland (Payne Co.) [Mike Yough ]
19 Mar Re: A Window Into Bird Fatalities [Jim Jorgensen ]
19 Mar A Window Into Bird Fatalities [William Diffin ]
16 Mar Robin in Fish Pond [John Wilson ]
16 Mar Pathfinder Parkway on 3-16-2017 [Mary Peterson ]
17 Mar Long-eared Owls at Waurika Lake [Bill Adams ]
14 Mar Re: Am. Golden Plovers [jana singletary ]
18 Mar FW: eBird Report - Lake Waurika--Walker Creek Bridge, Mar 18, 2017 [Jimmy Woodard ]
15 Mar Salt Plains on 3-14-2017 [Mary Peterson ]
16 Mar Re: Robin in Fish Pond [Bob LaVal ]
16 Mar Re: Robin in Fish Pond [Steve Sorensen ]
15 Mar Re: Am. Golden Plovers ["O Connell, Tim" ]
17 Mar Re: Robin in Fish Pond ["Curtis, Tom" ]
18 Mar Long-eared Owl at last [Bob Funston ]
18 Mar FW: eBird Report - Moneka Park, Mar 18, 2017 [Jimmy Woodard ]
14 Mar New photos added to website [Jim Arterburn ]

Subject: FW: eBird Report - Deep Fork NWR--Cussetah Bottoms, Apr 2, 2017
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 20:10:26 -0500
 We had a nice mixed flock just down the road from the refuge headquarters 
where we found the Eastern Towhees and 

	the Nashville Warblers.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Deep Fork NWR--Cussetah Bottoms, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, US Apr 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 
12:45 PM 

Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
45 species

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

Northern Parula  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8
Yellow-throated Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  6
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  4
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  20
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Common Grackle  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  4

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

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Paden Sewage Ponds, Apr 2, 2017
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 20:08:45 -0500
 We finally got Emily Muns a good look at a Pileated Woodpecker on a telephone 
pole right in town just a mere 25 yards 

 away! The one male Yellow-headed Blackbird mixed in with the grackles was a 
good surprise. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


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

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

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

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Okemah Lake, Apr 2, 2017
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 20:06:25 -0500
 I tried really hard to turn an aberrant winter Common Loon into a Pacific but 
was unsuccessful. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


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

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

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

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Riverlands Trail, Apr 2, 2017
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 20:02:39 -0500
 This is a nice place to take a short hike and enjoy the view of the 
bottomlands forest and the Deep Fork River 

	from the boardwalk.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


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

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

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

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Henryetta, Apr 2, 2017
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 20:01:06 -0500
 Had a good day birding on the east side of the state with Emily Muns, Larry 
Mays and Nadine Varner. This was one 

 of our first stops on the day. No big surprises other than a close look at a 
Broad-winged Hawk. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


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

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

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

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: April Migration Report (2 of 2)
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:00:28 -0500
APRIL DEPARTURES

 

Canvasback                                        April 10 - ALL

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

Surf Scoter                                          April 20 - NW, C, NE

Common Goldeneye                      April 10 - ALL

Common Merganser                      April 2 - ALL

Greater White-fronted Goose                   April 4 - All

Snow Goose                                      April 8 - ALL

Ross's Goose                                     April 1 - ALL

Cackling Goose                                 April 1 - ALL

Red-throated Loon                         April 28 - C, NE

Pacific Loon                                        April 28 - C, NE

Horned Grebe                                   April 27 - ALL

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

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

Sandhill Crane                                   April 8 - ALL

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

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

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

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

Short-eared Owl                              April 22 - ALL

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker              April 16 - ALL

Merlin                                                   April 28 - ALL

Say's Phoebe                                     April 13 - NW, SW

Mountain Chickadee                      April 28 - PAN Cimarron Co only

Brown Creeper                                 April 15 - ALL

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

Golden-crowned Kinglet              April 8 - ALL

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

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

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

Sage Thrasher                                   April 25 - PAN Cimarron Co
only 

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

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

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

Song Sparrow                                    April 17 - NW, SW, C,
NE
April 10 - SC, SE Swamp Sparrow April 24 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE White-throated Sparrow April 27 - PAN Dark-eyed Junco April 21 - ALL Western Meadowlark April 5 - SC, NE, SE Purple Finch April 25 - NW rare west to Alfalfa, Major and Blaine Cos only, SW rare in Caddo and Comanche cos only, C, SC, NE, SE Red Crossbill April 9 - ALL The information presented here comes from The Oklahoma Bird Records Committee of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society, which publishes a Date Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma. This booklet divides Oklahoma into 7 geographic regions, and lists the normal dates of occurrence for each Oklahoma bird species within each region. Observers are urged to report unusual species, or birds out of date or out of normal range in Oklahoma, based on the information given in this publication. The Oklahoma Ornithological Society and Oklahoma Bird Records Committee web site, http://www.okbirds.org/, includes ordering information for the Date Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma, information on documenting significant records, documentation forms, instructions, and a searchable database for Oklahoma bird migration information. Birders are cordially invited to join the Oklahoma Ornithological Society. Happy birding! Pat Velte pvelte AT cox.net Oklahoma City, OK
Subject: April Migration Report (1 of 2)
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:59:29 -0500
Dear OKBirders,

 

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

 

APRIL ARRIVALS

 

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

American White Pelican                April 1 - PAN

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

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

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

Black-crowned Night-Heron        April 15 - PAN

Common Loon                                  April 3 - PAN

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

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

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

White-faced Ibis                               April 1 - ALL

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

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

Willet                                                    April 11 - ALL

Upland Sandpiper                            April 12 - PAN

Whimbrel                                            April 22 - ALL

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

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

Sanderling                                           April 26 - ALL

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

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

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

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

American Avocet                             April 1 - PAN

Black-bellied Plover                        April 22 - ALL

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

Semipalmated Plover                     April 9 - ALL

Caspian Tern                                      April 15 - ALL

White-rumped Sandpiper            April 26 - ALL

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

Wilson's Snipe                                   April 1 - PAN

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

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

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

Black-chinned Hummingbird       April 12 - PAN Cimarron Co only

Red-headed Woodpecker           April 15 - PAN

Yellow-billed Cuckoo                      April 25 - ALL

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

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

Olive-sided Flycatcher                   April 30 - ALL

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

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

Least Flycatcher                                April 22 - ALL

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher                April 8 - PAN

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

Black-capped Vireo                         April 10 - SW Comanche Co only

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

Warbling Vireo                                  April 10 - ALL

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

Tree Swallow                                     April 1 - PAN, NW

Northern Rough-winged Swallow             April 4 - PAN

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

Cliff Swallow                                      April 6 - PAN

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

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

Sedge Wren                                       April 15 - C, SC

Marsh Wren                                       April 14 - PAN

Veery                                                    April 27 - NE, SE

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

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

Hermit Thrush                                   April 19 - PAN

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

Gray Catbird                                       April 17 - ALL

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

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

Northern Waterthrush                  April 21 - ALL

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

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

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

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

Orange-crowned Warbler            April 22 - PAN

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

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

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

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

American Redstart                          April 17 - ALL

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

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

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

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

Palm Warbler                                     April 20 - NE, SE

Yellow-rumped Warbler               April 14 - PAN

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

Black-throated Green Warbler   April 5 - ALL

Wilson's Warbler                              April 22 - ALL

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

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

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

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

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

Brewer's Sparrow                            April 15 - PAN Cimarron Co only

Lark Sparrow                                      April 6 - PAN

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

Savannah Sparrow                          April 1 - PAN

Grasshopper Sparrow                    April 9 - PAN

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

Lincoln's Sparrow                             April 4 - PAN

White-throated Sparrow              April 3 - PAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dickcissel                                             April 18 - ALL

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

Yellow-headed Blackbird              April 1 - SE

Orchard Oriole                                  April 12 - ALL

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

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

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

 

The information presented here comes from The Oklahoma Bird Records
Committee of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society, which publishes a Date
Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma. This booklet divides Oklahoma
into 7 geographic regions, and lists the normal dates of occurrence for each
Oklahoma bird species within each region. Observers are urged to report
unusual species, or birds out of date or out of normal range in Oklahoma,
based on the information given in this publication.

 

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society and Oklahoma Bird Records Committee web
site, http://www.okbirds.org/, includes ordering information for the Date
Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma, information on documenting
significant records, documentation forms, instructions, and a searchable
database for Oklahoma bird migration information. Birders are cordially
invited to join the Oklahoma Ornithological Society.

 

Happy birding!

Pat Velte

pvelte AT cox.net  

Oklahoma City, OK

 

 
Subject: Re: Black Vultures
From: Kristi Hendricks <hendricks.kristi AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 14:07:45 -0500
Thanks, Sandy! That is interesting.

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Sandy Berger  wrote:

> Black Vultures numbers have greatly increased in the last few years to
> where they're quite common now.
>
> Sandy B.
>
> On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 12:56 PM Kristi Hendricks <
> hendricks.kristi AT gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello, all! I thought I'd note something I never saw before: two Black
>> Vultures feeding on the side of road in Newcastle, OK. I thought the
>> location was surprising. I also saw about 5 others circling in the air, but
>> didn't discern if Turkey or Black Vulture since I was driving and didn't
>> get a great look. But this was at 1:40 pm yesterday off HWY 62 as I was
>> headed south. Is it odd to see Black Vultures there? I see Turkey Vultures
>> all the time.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
Subject: Black Vultures
From: Kristi Hendricks <hendricks.kristi AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:56:01 -0500
Hello, all! I thought I'd note something I never saw before: two Black Vultures 
feeding on the side of road in Newcastle, OK. I thought the location was 
surprising. I also saw about 5 others circling in the air, but didn't discern 
if Turkey or Black Vulture since I was driving and didn't get a great look. But 
this was at 1:40 pm yesterday off HWY 62 as I was headed south. Is it odd to 
see Black Vultures there? I see Turkey Vultures all the time. 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Hackberry Flat 3-31-2017
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:32:48 -0500
Hello Everyone,

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

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ml2x1954 AT gmail.com

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

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

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S35596063
Subject: Re: Friday Birds
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:10:20 -0500
It looks like the entire link didn't get copied:

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

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

> Hello All,
>
> Friday morning, saw my FOY Osprey at Lake Yahola. Also saw two
> Orange-Crowned Warblers in the Oxley North Woods, the previously heard
> White-Eyed Vireo also put in an appearance. In the afternoon, heard a
> Yellow-Throated Vireo at Bixhoma Lake, also saw a somewhat unexpected
> breeding-plumage Common Loon on the lake (it also called several times). I
> added a few pictures of it to my Pbase recent gallery, along with a Tufted
> Titmouse series, also from Bixhoma:
>
> ww.pbase.com/lctsimages/recent
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
>
>
Subject: Hackberry Flat Friday.
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:18:19 -0500
A friend and I birded at Hackberry Flat yesterday; lots of water there !!

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

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

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

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

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Friday Birds
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 08:26:00 -0500
Hello All,

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

ww.pbase.com/lctsimages/recent

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Scissortail
From: Loraine Richmond <natrea AT CROSSTEL.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:45:01 -0500
FOS Scissortail at Lake Eufaula State Park today.

Sent from my Fire
Subject: Re: Broad-billed Hummingbird
From: Loraine Richmond <natrea AT CROSSTEL.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:26:40 -0500
I haven't seen him since Tuesday, March 28 at 8:30 am.

Loraine Richmond
Park Naturalist
Lake Eufaula State Park

Sent from my Fire

On March 30, 2017, at 6:01 PM, Zach DuFran  wrote:

I am curious if anyone has seen the Broad-billed Hummingbird since Monday. The 
last report I'm seeing on eBird is from Sunday. 


Thanks,
Zach DuFran 
Norman, OK

On Mar 27, 2017, at 6:10 PM, Patricia Seibert  wrote:

Hello All
The Broad-billed Hummingbird continued to make frequent visits to the feeder at 
the Nature Center in Eufaula State Park today, Mar.27. We saw him from 10:30 
through noon today. The center wasn't open today, but Loraine Richmond, the 
naturalist came by to check on her hummer, and graciously opened the center for 
us. AND...YES, Melinda she gave us a tour of the Frogatorium. It was a fun 
trip! 


Patricia Seibert
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Black-chinned hummingbird
From: Cindy McIntyre <cindy AT CINDYMCINTYRE.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:39:33 -0500
Male black-chinned hummingbird at my backyard feeder in NE Lawton this morning. 
They may have arrived earlier as the nectar has gone down, but this is the 
first one I saw. Making fresh nectar! 

Subject: Birders Needed!
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:57:39 -0500
McCurtain County Tourism Authority's ad agency is wanting to do a photo
shoot at Red Slough on Sunday April 30th.  They want to not only photograph
birds but birders in the act of birding.  I will be guiding the tour so you
will get to see lots of good birds, as that time of year is prime.  If you
are interested, contact me off list.

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: Re: FOS Warbler
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:19:33 -0400
We Mitch Park birders in Edmond have had our LA water thrushes return. They 
live all summer in the small creek area there. Also FOS black & white warbler 
and orange crown warblers this week. Hal Yocum 

---- mike  wrote: 
> We had our FOS warbler in the yard today, a Louisiana Waterthrush, "hoppin'
> & bopin'" in the creek.
> 
>  
> 
> Mike Ludewig                        
> 
>  
> 
> Claremore
> 
Subject: digest format
From: Vaughn Rhoden <vrhoden AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:15:27 -0700
I am receiving the digest with attachments instead of just a text display of
table of contents and messages.

Does anyone know how to change to the simple text digest?

Thanks
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - March 28
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:23:50 -0500
Jena Donnell (OK), Chris Lynch (OK), Mike Weber (TX), and I surveyed birds
today at Red Slough and found 80 species.  The day started off cool,
overcast, and a bit breezy and turned partly cloudy and warm.  Lots of new
birds arriving!  The highlight of the day were numerous king Rails.  I made
an effort to find as many as I could today so we visited numerous places
that have held birds in the past.  At one spot I played callback and a King
came running toward us calling and in the process he ran into a Sora which
he attacked and sent flying into the air in front of us as they broke cover
into the open.  We probably would have missed Sora for the day if that King
Rail had not flushed it for us.  At another spot there was an extremely
bold, fearless King Rail that came running out of cover into the open on the
levee.  Cameras started clicking as he put a show on for us.  Suddenly I
looked up and here came a Cooper's Hawk in a dive straight for the exposed
calling King Rail who instantly ran for cover as I ran at the hawk causing
it to veer up just before hitting the rail.  Close call!   Usually Kings
just come to the edge of the cover and just peek out.  Its rare to find one
as bold as this one was.  At one point he was five feet from me.   Here is
my list for today:

 

Canada Geese - 4

Wood Duck - 20

Gadwall - 22

Blue-winged Teal - 194

Northern Shoveler - 105

Green-winged Teal - 14

Ring-necked Duck - 2

Hooded Merganser - 26

Wild Turkey - 2

Pied-billed Grebe - 8

American White Pelican - 11

Neotropic Cormorant - 4

Double-crested Cormorant - 17

Anhinga - 19

American Bittern - 4

Great-blue Heron - 11

Great Egret - 18

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 3

Black Vulture - 25

Turkey Vulture - 13

Northern Harrier - 3

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Cooper's Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 1

King Rail - 6

Virginia Rail - 4

Sora - 1

Common Gallinule - 8

American Coot - 320

Greater Yellowlegs - 19

Wilson's Snipe - 14

Mourning Dove - 6

Belted Kingfisher - 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Hairy Woodpecker - 2

Northern Flicker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 3

White-eyed Vireo - 6

Blue Jay - 1

American Crow - 4

Fish Crow - 3

Purple Martin - 1

Tree Swallow - 35

Cliff Swallow - 20

Barn Swallow - 3

Carolina Chickadee - 5

Tufted Titmouse - 3

Brown Creeper - 1

Carolina Wren - 5

House Wren - 1

Sedge Wren - 5

Marsh Wren - 5

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 3

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 4

Eastern Bluebird - 2

Brown Thrasher - 1

Orange-crowned Warbler - 1

Northern Parula - 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20

Yellow-throated Warbler - 3

Pine Warbler - 2

Black-and-white Warbler - 2

Common Yellowthroat - 6

Eastern Towhee - 3

Field Sparrow - 6

Savannah Sparrow - 6

LeConte's Sparrow - 4

Song Sparrow - 3

Swamp Sparrow - 6

White-throated Sparrow - 8

White-crowned Sparrow - 1

Northern Cardinal - 6

Red-winged Blackbird - 27

Eastern Meadowlark - 11

Common Grackle - 20

Brown-headed Cowbird - 8

American Goldfinch - 1

 

Odonates:

 

Fragile Forktail

Skimming Bluet

Orange Bluet

Southern Spreadwing

Common Green Darner

Common Baskettail 

Eastern Pondhawk

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Variegated Meadowhawk

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Western Cottonmouth - DOR

Gray Treefrog - calling

Green Treefrog - calling

Spring Peepers - calling

Cajun Chorus Frog - calling

Blanchard's Cricket Frog - calling

Southern Leopard Frog - calling

Bullfrog - calling

 

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 
Subject: FOS Warbler
From: mike <m.b.ludewig AT NETZERO.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:56:29 -0500
We had our FOS warbler in the yard today, a Louisiana Waterthrush, "hoppin'
& bopin'" in the creek.

 

Mike Ludewig                        

 

Claremore
Subject: FOY Birds
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:54:04 -0500
Just a few FOY birds from the weekend:

Mohawk Park: Yellow-Throated Warbler
Oxley: Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Parula
North Woods: White-Eyed Vireo (heard)
Lake Yahola: Cliff Swallow
Bixby: Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Durant, Mar 28, 2017
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:09:28 +0000
Hi All. Took quick spin around Lake Durant this morning. Fairly slow. The 
cormorants carpeted the snags in the lake. Still slow on swallows/martins. 
Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:09 AM
To: Doug Wood 
Subject: eBird Report - Lake Durant, Mar 28, 2017

Lake Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Mar 28, 2017 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
43 species

Canada Goose  2
Blue-winged Teal  12
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant 1450 Lake Durant has a large number of snags in it and 
this is a frequent roost for large numbers of Double-crested Cormorants. I 
block counted them. Number was likely higher than reported. 

Great Blue Heron  4
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  32
Killdeer  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Eastern Phoebe  3
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  1
Loggerhead Shrike  1
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  2
Horned Lark  1
Tree Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  7
Northern Mockingbird  9
European Starling  5
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  11
Lark Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Savannah Sparrow  14
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  8
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Eastern Meadowlark  6
Great-tailed Grackle  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
House Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35489928

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Chuck-Will
From: Bob LaVal <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:05:50 -0500
Nancy left this morning just before daylight and called back and said she had 
seen what she thought was a Chuck-Will sitting in the road. She is a good 
birder so she was probably correct. Not confirmed and is a little early as are 
many birds this year. 


Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
Subject: Red Slough birds
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:43:58 -0500
Yesterday (Monday) at Red Slough, we had 4 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (2
weeks earlier than we have ever had them before.) and I showed a birder from
Texas his Lifer King Rail.  Also, several Anhingas and Common Gallinules
were around.  Tree Swallows are starting to build nests in the swallow boxes
and Hooded Mergansers are sitting on eggs.

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: Broad-billed Hummingbird
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:10:16 -0500
Hello All
The Broad-billed Hummingbird continued to make frequent visits to the feeder at 
the Nature Center in Eufaula State Park today, Mar.27. We saw him from 10:30 
through noon today. The center wasn't open today, but Loraine Richmond, the 
naturalist came by to check on her hummer, and graciously opened the center for 
us. AND...YES, Melinda she gave us a tour of the Frogatorium. It was a fun 
trip! 


Patricia Seibert
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Bixby Sod Farms, Mar 25, 2017
From: Ian Brandenburg <brandenburgi AT STAUGUSTINEACADEMY.ORG>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:11:35 +0000
Went out to the Bixby Sod Farms yesterday at 3pm, and visited the 141st and
Garnet corner. I did see the large numbers of American Golden Plovers, but
there were probably only 75 this round about. I suspect some may have flown
off, or I just didn't see them. Thanks for the tip, Jimmy!
-- 
- Sincerely, Ian Brandenburg

"Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
but today is a gift.
That is why it is called the present."
- Master Oogway
Subject: Robber's Cave State Park yesterday
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:14:16 -0500
Hiking around Robber's Cave State Park yesterday I heard the following:

 

Yellow-throated Vireo

Northern Parula

Yellow-throated Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

 

I also had a very interesting observation.  I was watching a couple Canada
Geese flying over one of the reservoirs and as I watched they flew to the
backside of the lake and landed up high on some rock cliffs.  I wonder if
they will nest there?  I have seen them nesting in old Osprey nests 150 ft.
high in Douglas Firs in the Pacific Northwest.

 

On my way home on Hiway 259 crossing Kiamichi Mountain near Three Sticks
monument, I heard a Black-throated Green Warbler.

 

David
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
From: Melinda Droege <oklagranny26 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:02:34 -0500
Good luck Pat!  Just got home and it was beautiful and very close for good
looks.  And the Frogatorium might be open tomorrow...looked intriguing.

Melinda Droege

On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 5:46 PM, Patricia Seibert 
wrote:

> Thank you very much Larry! Plan to try for it tomorrow!
>
> Pat
>
> > On Mar 26, 2017, at 5:38 PM, Larry Mays  wrote:
> >
> > Several ebird reports show success again today.
>
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:46:15 -0500
Thank you very much Larry! Plan to try for it tomorrow!

Pat

> On Mar 26, 2017, at 5:38 PM, Larry Mays  wrote:
> 
> Several ebird reports show success again today.
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:38:33 -0500
Several ebird reports show success again today.

On Mar 26, 2017 4:22 PM, "Patricia Seibert"  wrote:

> Did anyone go looking for the hummingbird today? (Sunday?)
>
> Patricia Seibert
> Tulsa
>
> > On Mar 26, 2017, at 2:07 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> >
> >    The Broad-billed Hummingbird put on quite a show yesterday morning.
> Larry Mays, Zac Poland, Chad Ellis and I watched
> >    it come and go several times in the 30+ minutes we were there.
> >    The park naturalist said it was visiting the feeder all day Friday,
> too. she also saw a second hummer but couldn't
> >    ID what species it might be.
> >    This is only the 2nd time I've ever seen this species in the state.
> This was a very suprising find in terms of both
> >    timing and location.
> >    The naturalist stated she had put the feeder out because she had seen
> other people reporting hummingbirds already.
> >    What a fortuitous event.
> >    There were some nice migrants found elsewhere in the park(see list
> below). I left off a Parula that was singing at
> >    No Name Creek.
> >
> >
> >    Jimmy Woodard
> >    Midwest City, OK
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu]
> > Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:16 PM
> > To: j.woodard AT cox.net
> > Subject: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017
> >
> > Lake Eufaula SP, McIntosh, Oklahoma, US
> > Mar 25, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
> > Protocol: Traveling
> > 8.0 mile(s)
> > 63 species
> >
> > Canada Goose  8
> > Wood Duck  4
> > Gadwall  2
> > Mallard  2
> > Blue-winged Teal  60
> > Northern Shoveler  20
> > Bufflehead  4
> > Pied-billed Grebe  2
> > Double-crested Cormorant  4
> > American White Pelican  15
> > Great Blue Heron  3
> > Black Vulture  2
> > Turkey Vulture  8
> > Red-shouldered Hawk  2
> > American Golden-Plover  1
> > Killdeer  7
> > Greater Yellowlegs  2
> > Bonaparte's Gull  6
> > Franklin's Gull  2
> > Ring-billed Gull  14
> > Eurasian Collared-Dove  8
> > Mourning Dove  2
> > Broad-billed Hummingbird  1     the continuing reported rarity come to
> the Eufaula State Park nature center's feeder.
> > Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
> > Downy Woodpecker  2
> > Northern Flicker  2
> > American Kestrel  1
> > Eastern Phoebe  3
> > Blue Jay  10
> > American Crow  6
> > Fish Crow  20
> > Barn Swallow  2
> > Carolina Chickadee  7
> > Tufted Titmouse  3
> > White-breasted Nuthatch  2
> > Carolina Wren  1
> > Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
> > Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
> > Eastern Bluebird  9
> > American Robin  30
> > Brown Thrasher  1
> > Northern Mockingbird  2
> > European Starling  40
> > Cedar Waxwing  10
> > Louisiana Waterthrush  1
> > Black-and-white Warbler  6
> > Pine Warbler  2
> > Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
> > Yellow-throated Warbler  1
> > Field Sparrow  3
> > Dark-eyed Junco  15
> > Harris's Sparrow  4
> > White-throated Sparrow  8
> > Savannah Sparrow  2
> > Song Sparrow  4
> > Northern Cardinal  20
> > Red-winged Blackbird  15
> > Eastern Meadowlark  3
> > Common Grackle  250
> > Brown-headed Cowbird  50
> > House Finch  4
> > American Goldfinch  4
> > House Sparrow  10
> >
> > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S35445477
> >
> > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:21:56 -0500
Did anyone go looking for the hummingbird today? (Sunday?)

Patricia Seibert
Tulsa

> On Mar 26, 2017, at 2:07 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> 
> The Broad-billed Hummingbird put on quite a show yesterday morning. Larry 
Mays, Zac Poland, Chad Ellis and I watched 

>    it come and go several times in the 30+ minutes we were there.
> The park naturalist said it was visiting the feeder all day Friday, too. she 
also saw a second hummer but couldn't 

>    ID what species it might be.
> This is only the 2nd time I've ever seen this species in the state. This was 
a very suprising find in terms of both 

>    timing and location.
> The naturalist stated she had put the feeder out because she had seen other 
people reporting hummingbirds already. 

>    What a fortuitous event.
> There were some nice migrants found elsewhere in the park(see list below). I 
left off a Parula that was singing at 

>    No Name Creek. 
>    
> 
>    Jimmy Woodard
>    Midwest City, OK
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu] 
> Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:16 PM
> To: j.woodard AT cox.net
> Subject: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017
> 
> Lake Eufaula SP, McIntosh, Oklahoma, US
> Mar 25, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 8.0 mile(s)
> 63 species
> 
> Canada Goose  8
> Wood Duck  4
> Gadwall  2
> Mallard  2
> Blue-winged Teal  60
> Northern Shoveler  20
> Bufflehead  4
> Pied-billed Grebe  2
> Double-crested Cormorant  4
> American White Pelican  15
> Great Blue Heron  3
> Black Vulture  2
> Turkey Vulture  8
> Red-shouldered Hawk  2
> American Golden-Plover  1
> Killdeer  7
> Greater Yellowlegs  2
> Bonaparte's Gull  6
> Franklin's Gull  2
> Ring-billed Gull  14
> Eurasian Collared-Dove  8
> Mourning Dove  2
> Broad-billed Hummingbird 1 the continuing reported rarity come to the Eufaula 
State Park nature center's feeder. 

> Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Northern Flicker  2
> American Kestrel  1
> Eastern Phoebe  3
> Blue Jay  10
> American Crow  6
> Fish Crow  20
> Barn Swallow  2
> Carolina Chickadee  7
> Tufted Titmouse  3
> White-breasted Nuthatch  2
> Carolina Wren  1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
> Eastern Bluebird  9
> American Robin  30
> Brown Thrasher  1
> Northern Mockingbird  2
> European Starling  40
> Cedar Waxwing  10
> Louisiana Waterthrush  1
> Black-and-white Warbler  6
> Pine Warbler  2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
> Yellow-throated Warbler  1
> Field Sparrow  3
> Dark-eyed Junco  15
> Harris's Sparrow  4
> White-throated Sparrow  8
> Savannah Sparrow  2
> Song Sparrow  4
> Northern Cardinal  20
> Red-winged Blackbird  15
> Eastern Meadowlark  3
> Common Grackle  250
> Brown-headed Cowbird  50
> House Finch  4
> American Goldfinch  4
> House Sparrow  10
> 
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35445477
> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Lake Carl Blackwell, Mar 25, 2017
From: "O Connell, Tim" <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:22:44 +0000
Nice species list from a fairly raw morning at Lake Carl Blackwell.
~Tim O’Connell, Stillwater

Begin forwarded message:

From: >
Subject: eBird Report - Lake Carl Blackwell, Mar 25, 2017
Date: March 25, 2017 at 10:45:45 PM CDT
To: >

Lake Carl Blackwell, Payne, Oklahoma, US
Mar 25, 2017 8:10 AM - 11:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Ornithology field trip!
64 species (+1 other taxa)

Cackling Goose  2
Canada Goose  42
Mallard  6
Blue-winged Teal  7
Northern Shoveler  20
dabbling duck sp.  5
Common Goldeneye  1
Ruddy Duck  1
Northern Bobwhite  10
Pied-billed Grebe  4
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Great Blue Heron  5
Turkey Vulture  8
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Coot  62
Killdeer  6
Ring-billed Gull  6
Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
Mourning Dove  2
Barred Owl  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2     1 YSFL, 1 RSFL
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  16
American Crow  13
Fish Crow  1
Tree Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  5
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  6
Bewick's Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  18
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  43
Northern Mockingbird  8
European Starling  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
Chipping Sparrow  24
Field Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  25
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  8
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
Spotted Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird  16
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Common Grackle  29
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35433204

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

Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Mar 26, 2017
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:26:29 +0000
Hi All, did a survey this morning at the Durant Ecopark. Some nice early 
arrivals like White-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lark Sparrow etc. Had 
Louisiana Waterthrush yesterday morning also at Carl Albert Park in Durant. 
Doug. 




________________________________
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu 
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:24 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Mar 26, 2017

Durant Ecopark, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Mar 26, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
49 species

Canada Goose  17
Gadwall  13
Mallard  2
Blue-winged Teal  7
Green-winged Teal  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  2
Killdeer  7
Baird's Sandpiper  3
Wilson's Snipe  3
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Mourning Dove  9
Great Horned Owl  1     Sitting on a nest
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  5
White-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  5
Fish Crow  9
Carolina Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  5
Carolina Wren  8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  5
Eastern Bluebird  3
Northern Mockingbird  4
American Pipit  9
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  18
Field Sparrow  1
Lark Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  6
White-throated Sparrow  10
Savannah Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  1
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  22
Red-winged Blackbird  11
Eastern Meadowlark  18
Common Grackle  1
Great-tailed Grackle  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35440274

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


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Subject: Publicly Accessible Leks
From: Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:11:02 +0000
Hi Okie birders,

I just moved to Oklahoma this year and am wondering the best way to see Grt
and Lsr Prairie Chicken leks. Are there any publicly assessible and
reliable spots? If not, are there any guides that you'd recommend that
could get us into private land?

 I have a birder friend coming to visit next weekend 3/31-4/2 and we were
hoping to find some prairie chickens. Please email me if you have any
suggestions at mitchell.e.jarrett AT gmail.com

All the best,

Mitchell


-- 
Mitchell Jarrett
Film Locations
mitchell.e.jarrett AT gmail.com
706-254-4446
Subject: Fw: Migration maps
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis AT CABLELYNX.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:26:19 -0500
Those on this listserve may be interested in this post.

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs

-----Original Message----- 
From: Gmail
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 7:47 AM
To: ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
Subject: Migration maps

For those interested in such things, this animated map shows a lot of avian 
movement in the southeast last night as birds took advantage of the strong 
southern breezes. There was little to no movement behind the weather fronts. 
The little blue "explosions" on the map are birds taking flight picked up by 
radar.

Pretty amazing view.

http://www.pauljhurtado.com/US_Composite_Radar/2017-3-23/

Butch Tetzlaff
Bentonville= 
Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis AT CABLELYNX.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:44:03 -0500
A male Ruby-throated hummingbird arrived at my feeders at 2:30 PM today. In 
looking at the migration map they are already as far north as Harrison, AR, 
Oklahoma City and Tulsa. I hope you have your feeders out. 



http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html


Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs
Subject: Re: Migration maps
From: David Goodridge <flyballokc AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:52:44 -0500
Wow, great to watch thanks

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:26 AM, Curtis, Tom 
wrote:

> That is really neat.  A couple of observations.  First, the coastal sites
> are hemispherical (exemplified by the New Orleans radar) suggesting that
> there was not much in the way of new trans-gulf, island hopping or
> long-distance Atlantic arrivals.  I am very surprised to see virtually
> nothing for Erie, PA since Presque Isle is such a hot staging point.  It
> might have been the wrap-around from the north, but both Cleveland and, to
> a lesser extent, Buffalo both have returns (it's also possible that Erie
> lacks Doppler). Both the New Orleans and Mobile, AL returns suggest NW
> dispersal.  The Brownsville returns suggest circum-gulf activity that
> continued long after the mid-continent movement was done.
>
> Thanks for posting this.
>
> Have fun,
> Tom Curtis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jerry Davis
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 10:26 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Fw: Migration maps
>
> Those on this listserve may be interested in this post.
>
> Jerry W. Davis
> Hot Springs
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gmail
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 7:47 AM
> To: ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
> Subject: Migration maps
>
> For those interested in such things, this animated map shows a lot of
> avian movement in the southeast last night as birds took advantage of the
> strong southern breezes. There was little to no movement behind the weather
> fronts.
> The little blue "explosions" on the map are birds taking flight picked up
> by radar.
>
> Pretty amazing view.
>
> http://www.pauljhurtado.com/US_Composite_Radar/2017-3-23/
>
> Butch Tetzlaff
> Bentonville=
>
Subject: Re: Sutton center
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:37:12 -0500
Thank you for the update, Dan. Good news, indeed!

Pat

> On Mar 22, 2017, at 10:40 AM, Dan Reinking  wrote:
> 
> Yes, we had a close call, with the fire coming within feet of our main 
buildings. After many hours of work by several different fire crews and our 
staff, the smoke eventually became too bad to attack the fire from the ground, 
and air support was called in. A plane dropped fire retardant on our buildings, 
while a helicopter dropped load after load of water. We are very fortunate to 
have only lost one small shed. 

> Dan Reinking
> Sutton Avian Research Center
>  
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Sandy Berger
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:57 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Sutton center
>  
> Apparently a wildfire has been threatening the Sutton Center, near 
Bartlesville, for the last three days. One outbuilding has been lost and 
employees have moved anything of value from the main buildings. 

>  
> Sandy B. 
Subject: Seeing Birds Help People Destress
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis AT CABLELYNX.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:46 -0500
Some insight into birds benefits to people.

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs, AR

http://wildlife.org/seeing-birds-can-help-people-de-stress/
Subject: Arkansas Audubon Halberg Ecology Camp
From: Ann Gordon <chesterann AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:41:03 -0500
Dear OKBirders,

*We need your help!*  The Arkansas Audubon Society needs your help to
recruit 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls for this June's Halberg Ecology
Camp sessions.  Campers get a sampling of seven disciplines, ornithology,
mammalogy, aquatic biology, herpetology, entomology, geology and botany,
during the Sunday to Friday sessions.  A group of 8-10 first-year campers
are taught by two instructors who work together in each class.  It's
intense, it's extensive and it works!

For over 35 years Arkansas Audubon has been renting the USFS Camp Clearfork
near Hot Springs for two weeks in June.  Please be on the lookout for 11-
and 12-year-old boys and girls who love nature, and who would be good
applicants to attend camp. * They need not be Arkansas residents! *For
families who can't afford the regular tuition we have available funds that
can be used for scholarships and tuition assistance.  Tuition for
first-year campers is $325.  Arkansas Audubon subsidizes the $100 extra
cost per camper.  For more information photos, videos and applications go
to www.arbirds.org/halberg_ecology_camp.html.

Ann Gordon
Camp Committee Co-chair
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Mar. 22
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:49:13 -0500
It was overcast, cool, and windy on the survey today.  77 species were
found.  More migrants arriving every day.  On my way home near Haworth I had
a FOS Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  Here is my list for today:

 

Wood Duck - 16

Gadwall - 27

Mallard - 3

Blue-winged Teal - 154

Northern Shoveler - 133

Green-winged Teal - 10

Ring-necked Duck - 18

Hooded Merganser - 18

Pied-billed Grebe - 8

Neotropic Cormorant - 4

Double-crested Cormorant - 72

Anhinga - 9

American Bittern - 1

Great-blue Heron - 11

Great Egret - 9

Black Vulture - 1

Turkey Vulture - 11

Northern Harrier - 2

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 3

King Rail - 3

Virginia Rail - 4

Common Gallinule - 5

American Coot - 420

American Golden-Plover - 1

Killdeer - 1

Greater Yellowlegs - 18

Lesser Yellowlegs - 5

Upland Sandpiper - 1

Pectoral Sandpiper - 16

Dowitcher species - 4

Wilson's Snipe - 23

Rock Pigeon - 1

Mourning Dove - 11

Belted Kingfisher - 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Northern Flicker - 2

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 4

Loggerhead Shrike - 1

White-eyed Vireo - 5

Blue Jay - 4

American Crow - 10

Fish Crow - 3

Tree Swallow - 27

Barn Swallow - 6

Carolina Chickadee - 4

Tufted Titmouse - 5

Carolina Wren - 7

Sedge Wren - 4

Marsh Wren - 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3

Eastern Bluebird - 2

Hermit Thrush - 2

Northern Mockingbird - 1

Brown Thrasher - 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 6

Yellow-throated Warbler - 1

Pine Warbler - 2

Black-and-white Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 2

Eastern Towhee - 2

Savannah Sparrow - 4

Song Sparrow - 4

Lincoln's Sparrow - 1

Swamp Sparrow - 4

White-throated Sparrow - 13

White-crowned Sparrow - 1

Northern Cardinal - 11

Red-winged Blackbird - 250

Eastern Meadowlark - 2

Meadowlark species - 17

Common Grackle - 12

Brown-headed Cowbird - 2

American Goldfinch - 1

 

Odonates:

 

Fragile Forktail

Common Green Darner

Baskettail species

Common Whitetail

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Mississippi Mud Turtle

Spring Peepers - calling

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Southern Leopard Frog

Bullfrog

 

Other sightings:

 

Monarch butterfly

 

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 
Subject: Re: Migration maps
From: "Curtis, Tom" <tom.curtis AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:26:55 +0000
That is really neat. A couple of observations. First, the coastal sites are 
hemispherical (exemplified by the New Orleans radar) suggesting that there was 
not much in the way of new trans-gulf, island hopping or long-distance Atlantic 
arrivals. I am very surprised to see virtually nothing for Erie, PA since 
Presque Isle is such a hot staging point. It might have been the wrap-around 
from the north, but both Cleveland and, to a lesser extent, Buffalo both have 
returns (it's also possible that Erie lacks Doppler). Both the New Orleans and 
Mobile, AL returns suggest NW dispersal. The Brownsville returns suggest 
circum-gulf activity that continued long after the mid-continent movement was 
done. 


Thanks for posting this.

Have fun,
Tom Curtis

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jerry Davis
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 10:26 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Fw: Migration maps

Those on this listserve may be interested in this post.

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs

-----Original Message-----
From: Gmail
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 7:47 AM
To: ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
Subject: Migration maps

For those interested in such things, this animated map shows a lot of avian 
movement in the southeast last night as birds took advantage of the strong 
southern breezes. There was little to no movement behind the weather fronts. 

The little blue "explosions" on the map are birds taking flight picked up by 
radar. 


Pretty amazing view.

http://www.pauljhurtado.com/US_Composite_Radar/2017-3-23/

Butch Tetzlaff
Bentonville= 
Subject: Re: Sutton center
From: Dan Reinking <dan AT SUTTONCENTER.ORG>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:40:29 -0500
Yes, we had a close call, with the fire coming within feet of our main 
buildings. After many hours of work by several different fire crews and our 
staff, the smoke eventually became too bad to attack the fire from the ground, 
and air support was called in. A plane dropped fire retardant on our buildings, 
while a helicopter dropped load after load of water. We are very fortunate to 
have only lost one small shed. 


Dan Reinking

Sutton Avian Research Center

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Sandy Berger
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:57 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Sutton center

 

Apparently a wildfire has been threatening the Sutton Center, near 
Bartlesville, for the last three days. One outbuilding has been lost and 
employees have moved anything of value from the main buildings. 


 

Sandy B. 
Subject: Surf Scoters M/F at Waurika Lake, OK
From: "okcbirder AT gmail.com" <OKCbirder@GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:57 -0500
Sue and I along with two Tulsa birders Sighted a (pair M/F) of Surf Scoters in 
cove at Beaver Creek Landing just below the U.S. Corp of Engineers area where 
the Long-eared Owls have been reported at Waurika Lake. 


We watched pair fly toward us and was able to get photos as they approached and 
landed in cove. 3-Photos (clear enough to ID this species) in flight as they 
pasted a buoy located a 100 yds from shore, were posted with my eBird report. 
It was interesting to watch this species land since both splashed down (like a 
large rock being thrown in the water) and went under water instead of gliding 
across the surface like other waterfowl. The photos show these Scoters had 
their legs dangling behind them as they landed causing them to go under water. 
I have photos of their landing. 


We also spotted Lark Sparrows and a Long-eared Owl.

I called Jimmy Woodard who posted this last evening as I have some trouble 
getting this posted on this sight. 


Dave Woodson
okcbirder
Subject: Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
From: Jennie Brooks <2014birder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:03:23 -0500
Mine is up.  Patiently waiting.  I just hope I'm home when they arrive.

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Jerry Davis  wrote:

> A male Ruby-throated hummingbird arrived at my feeders at 2:30 PM today.
> In looking at the migration map they are already as far north as Harrison,
> AR, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.  I hope you have your feeders out.
>
>
> http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html
> 
 

>
>
> Jerry W. Davis
> Hot Springs
>
Subject: Hackberry Flat Survey repost....
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:49:57 -0500
Hello Everyone,

I'm confused as to what happened with the formatting....we will try
again....

Tillman - Hackberry Flat WMA Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Mar 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
47 species (+4 other taxa)

Snow Goose  7
Ross's Goose  6
Canada Goose  27
Gadwall  62
American Wigeon  12
Mallard  7
Blue-winged Teal  1200
Cinnamon Teal  7
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal  2
Northern Shoveler  650
Northern Pintail  5
Green-winged Teal  425
Bufflehead  21
Ruddy Duck  25
Horned Grebe  1
Eared Grebe  23
Double-crested Cormorant  9
Great Blue Heron  7
Glossy/White-faced Ibis  8
Turkey Vulture  2
Northern Harrier  4
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Ferruginous Hawk  1
American Coot  400
Black-necked Stilt  15
American Avocet  1
American Golden-Plover  21
Snowy Plover  17
Killdeer  75
Baird's Sandpiper  44
Least Sandpiper  21
Pectoral Sandpiper  8
Semipalmated Sandpiper  3
Long-billed Dowitcher  690
Greater Yellowlegs  127
Lesser Yellowlegs  7
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  30
Mourning Dove  30
Great Horned Owl  4
American Kestrel  3
Prairie Falcon  1
Loggerhead Shrike  3
Marsh Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Vesper Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  20
Red-winged Blackbird  150
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  20
Great-tailed Grackle  7
Subject: I put our hummingbird feeder up at the nature center at Lake Eufaula State Park yesterday. This morning, we had a broad-billed hummingbird feeding from it. I did get photos, just not great photos.
From: Loraine Richmond <natrea AT CROSSTEL.NET>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:49:25 -0500

Sent from my Fire
Subject: Hummingbird
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:27:46 -0500
For anyone interested in trying for the Broad-billed Hummingbird it is putting 
on quite a show this morning. 


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
From: Jo <jo.loyd AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:27:40 -0500
Thanks

Jo

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jerry Davis
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:44 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

 

A male Ruby-throated hummingbird arrived at my feeders at 2:30 PM today.  In
looking at the migration map they are already as far north as Harrison, AR,
Oklahoma City and Tulsa.  I hope you have your feeders out.  

 

 

http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html
 

 

 

Jerry W. Davis

Hot Springs
Subject: Prairie Chicken Leks
From: Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:55:02 +0000
Hi Okie birders,

I just moved to Oklahoma this year and am wondering the best way to see
Greater and Lesser leks. Are there any publicly assessible and reliable
spots? If not, are there any guides that you'd recommend that could get us
into private land?

 I have a birder friend coming to visit next weekend 3/31-4/2 and we were
hoping to find. Please email me if you have any suggestions at
mitchell.e.jarrett AT gmail.com

All the best,

Mitchell
-- 
Mitchell Jarrett
Film Locations
mitchell.e.jarrett AT gmail.com
706-254-4446
Subject: Recent Photos
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:15:45 +0000
Here is a link to a few shots of the Broad-billed Hummer  at Lake
Eufaula State Park and a American Golden Plover and a Mockingbird if you
care to look. Thanks Terry.

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

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Subject: Hackberry Flat Survey
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:03:18 -0500
Hello Everyone,

I did the HF survey today with Jerry Vanbebber.  We had a lot of really
good birds as the shorebirds are starting to come in and there is an
abundance of waterfowl that are as skittish as ever.  Here's the list of
birds seen......


Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
Lawton
ml2x1954 AT gmail.com

Tillman - Hackberry Flat WMA Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Mar 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
47 species (+4 other taxa)

Snow Goose  7
Ross's Goose  6
Canada Goose  27
Gadwall  62
American Wigeon  12
Mallard  7
Blue-winged Teal  1200
Cinnamon Teal  7
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal  2
Northern Shoveler  650
Northern Pintail  5
Green-winged Teal  425
Bufflehead  21
Ruddy Duck  25
Horned Grebe  1
Eared Grebe  23
Double-crested Cormorant  9
Great Blue Heron  7
Glossy/White-faced Ibis  8
Turkey Vulture  2
Northern Harrier  4
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Ferruginous Hawk  1
American Coot  400
Black-necked Stilt  15
American Avocet  1
American Golden-Plover  21
Snowy Plover  17
Killdeer  75
Baird's Sandpiper  44
Least Sandpiper  21
Pectoral Sandpiper  8
Semipalmated Sandpiper  3
Long-billed Dowitcher  690
Greater Yellowlegs  127
Lesser Yellowlegs  7
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  30
Mourning Dove  30
Great Horned Owl  4
American Kestrel  3
Prairie Falcon  1
Loggerhead Shrike  3
Marsh Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Vesper Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  20
Red-winged Blackbird  150
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  20
Great-tailed Grackle  7
Subject: Re: Black and White
From: Dan Reinking <dan AT SUTTONCENTER.ORG>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:56:51 -0500
And there is one singing outside my office this morning. I guess many of them 
came back this weekend! 


Dan Reinking

Sutton Avian Research Center

Bartlesville

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Mia Revels
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 6:02 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Black and White

 

I heard one at my Mom's house in DeQueen AR this morning!

 

Mia Revels

back at Tahlequah, OK now

 

On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 1:49 PM, Bob LaVal  > wrote: 


Saw my first Black and White Warbler today. My earliest date previously is Mar. 
20, so probably a little on the early side. 


 

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





 

-- 

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: Black & White, Etc.
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:30:49 -0500
Hello All,

Saturday afternoon saw a Black & White Warbler along the bike trails near
Keystone dam, one of the earliest dates that I've seen one. Also, American
Golden Plovers continue in good numbers at Bixby and Leonard sod farms.
Added a few pictures of them to my recent gallery on Pbase, along with a
"portrait" gallery of a Great Blue Heron at Oxley this afternoon:

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

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Re: New photos added to website
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:30:11 +0000
OKBirds,

Just a quick update on a few photos added. Some of the species added 
include Common Loon, Gadwall Wilson's Snipe and White-breasted Nuthatch. 
See link below for photos added to beginning of gallery.

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

Jim

------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim Arterburn" 
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Sent: 3/14/2017 4:44:58 PM
Subject: New photos added to website

>OKBirds,
>
>I have uploaded new photos to the beginning of my recent birds gallery 
>on my website. Some of the species added include Golden-crowned and 
>Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Carolina Chickadee, Northern Flicker and Fox 
>sparrow. Also added are several duck species including canvasback, 
>Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal and Hooded Merganser. For 
>those interested see the link below.
>
>http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds
>
>Cheers,
>
>Jim Arterburn
>
Subject: mississippi kite
From: Paul Ribitzki <lribitzki AT CIMTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:03:35 -0500
Laurie & I saw a Mississippi Kite fly over the TNC Tall Grass Prairie Preserve 
headquarters yesterday around noon. It was circling ahead of the smoke clouds 
from a nearby controlled burn. 


 

Paul Ribitzki
Subject: Black and White
From: Bob LaVal <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:49:09 -0500
Saw my first Black and White Warbler today. My earliest date previously is Mar. 
20, so probably a little on the early side. 


Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
Subject: Hackberry Flat
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:16:04 -0500
Arrived around 7:45 AM, right after sun rise. Found a single Burrowing
Owl along the county road which leads to HBF off SH-54 south of
Hollister. The bird was sunning. Two weeks ago there were 3 in the
same area.

Other notable birds were a single drake Cinnamon Teal, three Great
Horned Owls (one smelled like skunk) and a single Barn Owl. Recorded 8
duck species and heard 5 chattering Marsh Wrens.

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Fw: Posts on OKbirds
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:52:26 +0000
Forwarded from Dick Gunn.

________________________________
From: Richrd Gunn 
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:49 AM
To: Jennifer Kidney
Subject: Posts on OKbirds

I can' t send from my usual email account (I think I have been wiretapped.) and 
so I wondered if you could forward the fact that this morning I picked up 
little flock of a Cinnamon Teal out over the River and with a little help from 
a group down on Jenkins, I got a Yellow-throated Warbler. Been getting 
Blue-wing Teal and T. Vultures regularly the past couple of weeks and the 
sparrows are thinning out. 

Subject: (Cinnamon) Teal Ridge Wetland (Payne Co.)
From: Mike Yough <myough AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:12:57 -0500
Greetings all. Observed a male Cinnamon Teal among 20 or so Blue-winged
Teal at Teal Ridge Wetland (Payne Co.) this morning. When I left (around
9:30), it was in the pond just SW of the parking lot. I'll post a (rather
crappy) picture on eBird shortly.

Good birding.

Mike Yough
Stillwater, OK

-- 
"Prosperity knits a man to the world. He feels he is 'finding his place in
it,' while really it is finding its place in him."

-C.S. Lewis (from The Screwtape Letters)
Subject: Re: A Window Into Bird Fatalities
From: Jim Jorgensen <hpah AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:36:15 -0500
Thank you Bill ! 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 19, 2017, at 8:35 AM, William Diffin  wrote:
> 
> At the March meeting of OKC Audubon tomorrow night, March 20, Nathan Kuhnert 
will present the results of several years of his own research into bird 
fatalities in downtown Oklahoma City. Nathan's interest was prompted by the 
large number of dead birds he saw as well as the reports he received from other 
concerned workers in the business district. Nathan conducted regular surveys, 
collected carcasses, took photographs and kept detailed fatality records for 
several years to document the hazard posed by glass or mostly glass structures 
when insufficient mitigation strategies are employed. His research is the first 
of its kind in Oklahoma City and is probably one of the more thorough efforts 
in a major business district in the central and southern parts of the Central 
Flyway. Nathan will also discuss the constellation of organizations 
continent-wide who are involved in calling attention to the problem and in 
communicating about the technologies which are available to solve it. This 
month OKC Audubon will return to its traditional meeting room in the newly 
renovated Will Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Center. The meeting will run from 
7 to 9 PM. Non-members are encouraged to attend. For more info on the program 
and Nathan's goals, go to http://okc-audubon.org/. 

>  
> Bill Diffin
> OKC Audubon President
Subject: A Window Into Bird Fatalities
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:35:43 -0500
At the March meeting of OKC Audubon tomorrow night, March 20, Nathan
Kuhnert will present the results of several years of his own research into
bird fatalities in downtown Oklahoma City. Nathan's interest was prompted
by the large number of dead birds he saw as well as the reports he received
from other concerned workers in the business district. Nathan conducted
regular surveys, collected carcasses, took photographs and kept detailed
fatality records for several years to document the hazard posed by glass or
mostly glass structures when insufficient mitigation strategies are
employed. His research is the first of its kind in Oklahoma City and is
probably one of the more thorough efforts in a major business district in
the central and southern parts of the Central Flyway. Nathan will also
discuss the constellation of organizations continent-wide who are involved
in calling attention to the problem and in communicating about
the technologies which are available to solve it. This month OKC Audubon
will return to its traditional meeting room in the newly renovated Will
Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Center. The meeting will run from 7 to 9
PM. Non-members are encouraged to attend. For more info on the program and
Nathan's goals, go to http://okc-audubon.org/.

Bill Diffin
OKC Audubon President
Subject: Robin in Fish Pond
From: John Wilson <jandpwilson AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:00:55 -0400
Today I watched as a robin got on a rock above my fish pond (18 inches deep) 
and jumped right into the middle of the pond. It then flopped and swam to the 
edge, got out, and then repeated the scenario 4 more times! It never went 
underwater, but it was funny to watch it flop and swim. I have never seen a 
non-water bird do that before. Has anyone else seen this? 

John Wilson
Midtown Tulsa
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 3-16-2017
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:31:21 +0000
Hello All,

 I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from Silver Lake 
Road to Adams and Back. It was mostly cloudy and cool with increasing winds as 
the morning went along. Several purple phlox were seen as well as increasing 
numbers of migrants. Highlights included: 



Wood Duck-3

Great Blue Heron-1

Cooper's Hawk-1

Red-shouldered Hawk-3, including 1 sitting on a nest

Red-headed Woodpecker-1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-1

Eastern Phoebe-5

Brown Creeper-2

Winter Wren-3

Golden-crowned Kinglet-1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2

Hermit Thrush-3

Myrtle Warbler-6...No other warblers are back yet.

Fox Sparrow-1

Rusty Blackbird-1


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville
Subject: Long-eared Owls at Waurika Lake
From: Bill Adams <ba1980 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:48:17 +0000
My cousin had told me about these owls that had been hanging around and thought 
they were screech owls so I didn't rush down there to see them.  Finally had 
some time today and made the trip to Waurika Lake.  Turns out they were 
Long-eared Owls!  I saw 6, but at one time he counted 15 or so. 

There is plenty of room to pull into the grass on the side of the road or you 
can park at the US Corps of Engineers Office and walk back (that is what I 
did). 

Picture can be seen here:
https://download.ams.birds.cornell.edu/api/v1/asset/51384041/medium

The marker on this map is about 150ft South of where they actually 
are.https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B013'37.5%22N+98%C2%B002'02.6%22W/ AT 34.2260281,-98.0362994,16.11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d34.2270701!4d-98.0340689 


Other things seen:Canada Goose  
Blue-winged Teal  
Northern Shoveler  
Green-winged Teal  
Wild Turkey  
Double-crested Cormorant  
Great Blue Heron  
Turkey Vulture  
Northern Harrier  
Red-tailed Hawk  
American Coot  
Killdeer  
Bonaparte's Gull  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
Great Horned Owl  1     (On a nest)
Long-eared Owl  6    
Eastern Phoebe  
Loggerhead Shrike  
Cliff Swallow      (At the Corum Bridge)
Savannah Sparrow  
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  
House Finch  


Bill AdamsDuncan, OK
Subject: Re: Am. Golden Plovers
From: jana singletary <jssingletary AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:48:30 -0500
I forgot to mention that there was also a large flock of Am. Pipits at the sod 
farms. 


Jana Singletary 
Tulsa 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 14, 2017, at 9:28 PM, jana singletary  
wrote: 

> 
> I saw seven Am. Golden Plovers this evening at the Bixby sod farms.  
> 
> Jana Singletary 
> Tulsa
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Waurika--Walker Creek Bridge, Mar 18, 2017
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:06:42 -0500
	Another list from today's visit to Lake Waurika.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Lake Waurika--Walker Creek Bridge, Stephens, Oklahoma, US Mar 18, 2017 3:20 PM 
- 3:40 PM 

Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
33 species

Canada Goose  20
Gadwall  4
Mallard  3
Blue-winged Teal  2
Pied-billed Grebe  4
Double-crested Cormorant  150
American White Pelican  35
Great Blue Heron  2
Black Vulture  3
Turkey Vulture  20
American Coot  50
Killdeer  2
Bonaparte's Gull  40
Ring-billed Gull  55
Forster's Tern  16
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6
Eurasian Collared-Dove  4
Mourning Dove  4
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Loggerhead Shrike  1
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  10
Barn Swallow  1
American Robin  5
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  30
American Pipit  1
Dark-eyed Junco  12
Savannah Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Common Grackle  14

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35265545

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Salt Plains on 3-14-2017
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 02:39:30 +0000
Hello All,

 I went out to the Salt Plains this morning via the Tallgrass Prairie. Not much 
at the Tallgrass Prairie. Did not hear any prairie chickens, but it still might 
be early. There is a nice burned area between there and Foraker. Lots of 
killdeers. Also a nice flock of mostly Brewer's blackbirds. Did not see any 
golden plovers. I got to the Salt Plains about 10:30. The water was plentiful 
and there were ducks everywhere. I drove the auto tour, then went below the 
dam, then to Sand Creek Bay, then Sandpiper trail. 14 species of ducks were 
found. The beams have been placed on the bridge below the dam, but it will be 
summer or later before the bridge can be crossed. Highlights included: 



Cinnamon Teal-5 males and 3 females on the auto tour

Northern Shoveler-100's on the auto tour

Ruddy Duck-1000's on the lake

Roadrunner-1 about 1/4 mile west of the dam


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville
Subject: Re: Robin in Fish Pond
From: Bob LaVal <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:08:20 -0500
I have seen a similar activity involving Barn Swallows.  40 years ago when I 
was working in Homer, LA, I found Barn Swallows nesting in highway culverts 
in NW LA, farther north in LA than previously reported.  I was watching 
about 25 nests in various culverts along a 10 mile stretch of highway.  I 
was keeping up with when the birds fledged to count the nesting as a 
success.  One day I waded water about 2' deep into a concrete culvert that 
was about 7' high.  Halfway under the highway was a nest that had 5 young in 
it.  They were about ready to fledge.  I stuck my hand up to the nest to 
count the heads and they all jumped out of the nest into the water.  Before 
I could gather them up they swam by pulling themselves forward in the water 
with their wings toward the open end of the culvert.  They quickly climbed 
up on the bank waiting for parents to come feed them.  Birds float until 
their feathers become waterlogged and I guess they have little trouble 
swimming short distances.

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921 
Subject: Re: Robin in Fish Pond
From: Steve Sorensen <webforbs AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:48:33 -0500
Must have been a very dirty robin, John, to require such a bath.

Steve Sorensen
Valley Center, KS
Subject: Re: Am. Golden Plovers
From: "O Connell, Tim" <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:59:04 +0000
I dreamt of Golden Plovers last night . . . 



> On Mar 14, 2017, at 10:48 PM, jana singletary  
wrote: 

> 
> I forgot to mention that there was also a large flock of Am. Pipits at the 
sod farms. 

> 
> Jana Singletary 
> Tulsa 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Mar 14, 2017, at 9:28 PM, jana singletary  
wrote: 

>> 
>> I saw seven Am. Golden Plovers this evening at the Bixby sod farms.  
>> 
>> Jana Singletary 
>> Tulsa
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Robin in Fish Pond
From: "Curtis, Tom" <tom.curtis AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:41:55 +0000
Risky behavior. I once saw a snapping turtle that had learned to wait with its 
snout just under the water's edge and pick off barn swallows that got too close 
to the stream when picking up mud. 



Have fun,

Tom Curtis


________________________________
From: okbirds  on behalf of Bob LaVal 
 

Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:08 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Robin in Fish Pond

I have seen a similar activity involving Barn Swallows.  40 years ago when I
was working in Homer, LA, I found Barn Swallows nesting in highway culverts
in NW LA, farther north in LA than previously reported.  I was watching
about 25 nests in various culverts along a 10 mile stretch of highway.  I
was keeping up with when the birds fledged to count the nesting as a
success.  One day I waded water about 2' deep into a concrete culvert that
was about 7' high.  Halfway under the highway was a nest that had 5 young in
it.  They were about ready to fledge.  I stuck my hand up to the nest to
count the heads and they all jumped out of the nest into the water.  Before
I could gather them up they swam by pulling themselves forward in the water
with their wings toward the open end of the culvert.  They quickly climbed
up on the bank waiting for parents to come feed them.  Birds float until
their feathers become waterlogged and I guess they have little trouble
swimming short distances.

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
Subject: Long-eared Owl at last
From: Bob Funston <bobf AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:41:25 -0500
My thanks to Bill Adams and his cousin. You've helped end a nearly sixty-eight 
year quest. 


The first bird on my Oklahoma list was a Cardinal in Tulsa during the spring of 
1949. Since then I've scoured dozens of Oklahoma Cedar groves looking for a 
Long-eared Owl. (Fortunately, along the way, I found one near Lake Tahoe for my 
ABA list.) 


Today, at about 3:00 pm, I came face to face with the most beautiful owl I've 
ever seen. At a distance of about twenty feet we stared at each other for half 
an hour. The owl blinked first. Unfortunately there is no picture--unless the 
owl took one--my flip phone was in the car. 


I'd been on site about an hour and had traversed both sides of the small wooded 
triangle. I was walking back north along the west side and as I got near the 
north point (just across the road from the intersection of E1920 and N2780) I 
had an owl flush from about ten feet inside the cover. Another followed. They 
both flew north and disappeared into the cover. At this point, the distance 
across the triangle is not more than twenty-five feet. 


I soon found one about fifteen feet up and the staring match ensued. I never 
saw the other again. 


Bob Funston
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Moneka Park, Mar 18, 2017
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:46:04 -0500
 The Red-breasted Nuthatch was a surprise. It was east of the bathrooms along 
the loop road in the campground below 

	The dam. The WE Vireo was exactly on it's early date today, 3-18.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Moneka Park, Jefferson, Oklahoma, US
Mar 18, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
45 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  8
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  4
Turkey Vulture  10
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Killdeer  1
Ring-billed Gull  8
Eurasian Collared-Dove  4
Mourning Dove  4
Great Horned Owl  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
White-eyed Vireo 1 one bird heard calling a few times somewhere across the 
creek. 

Blue Jay  10
American Crow  5
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  25
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  7
European Starling  20
Cedar Waxwing  10
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  4
Field Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  30
Savannah Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  15
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Eastern Meadowlark  7
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  10
Common Grackle  20
Brown-headed Cowbird  10
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  20

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35265356

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: New photos added to website
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:44:58 +0000
OKBirds,

I have uploaded new photos to the beginning of my recent birds gallery 
on my website. Some of the species added include Golden-crowned and 
Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Carolina Chickadee, Northern Flicker and Fox 
sparrow. Also added are several duck species including canvasback, 
Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal and Hooded Merganser. For 
those interested see the link below.

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

Cheers,

Jim Arterburn