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Yellow-rumped Warbler,©Julie Zickefoose

8 Dec Re: Arnett, Ok. CBC Date [Doug Wood ]
7 Dec Fw: IBET Cool gyrfalcon video, NO LOCAL SIGHTINGS [Sebastian ]
7 Dec Re: Red Slough Bird survey - Dec. 6 [Doug Wood ]
7 Dec Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request [Doug Wood ]
6 Dec Red Slough Bird survey - Dec. 6 [David Arbour ]
6 Dec Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request [Jennifer Kidney ]
6 Dec Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request [Doug Wood ]
5 Dec Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request ["David F. Evans" ]
5 Dec John Sterling [John Shackford ]
4 Dec Re: Red Slough Christmas Bird Count [Doug Wood ]
1 Dec December Migration Report [Patricia Velte ]
1 Dec Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request [Doug Wood ]
1 Dec Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request [Doug Wood ]
2 Dec Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request [Doug Wood ]
1 Dec Payne County Audubon meeting tonight; field trip Saturday! ["O Connell, Tim" ]
3 Dec Red Slough Christmas Bird Count [David Arbour ]
29 Nov Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge CBC [Mike Husak ]
28 Nov Re: Tulsa birding [vrhoden ]
28 Nov Yesterday on South Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
28 Nov Grand Lake Audubon CBC [Laura Stanfill ]
28 Nov Re: Tulsa birding [Ian Brandenburg ]
27 Nov Tulsa birding [vrhoden ]
27 Nov Re: Junco [harold Yocum ]
27 Nov Re: Broken Bow Christmas Bird Count will be Wednesday, December 28th! [Jim Deming ]
27 Nov Re: Oklahoma Birding Facebook Group [John Kennington ]
27 Nov Junco [Bob LaVal ]
22 Nov Red Slough Bird Survey - Nov. 22 [David Arbour ]
22 Nov Free Books [John Kennington ]
21 Nov Re: Purple Finch [harold Yocum ]
21 Nov Re: OOS Crane Chase Event! [Cyndie Browning ]
21 Nov Re: Common Crane in Oklahoma [John Fisher ]
20 Nov Nuthatches [Bob LaVal ]
19 Nov Re: Photos added to Website [Jim Arterburn ]
18 Nov Re: Common Crane in Oklahoma [Larry Mays ]
18 Nov Re: Common Crane in Oklahoma [larrymays1949 ]
18 Nov Photos added to Website [Jim Arterburn ]
18 Nov Re: Common Crane in Oklahoma [larrymays1949 ]
17 Nov Common Crane in Oklahoma [David Arbour ]
17 Nov Re: photos of Cedar Waxwing with orange tail tips instead of yellow tail tips [William Diffin ]
17 Nov Fw: painting the flickers red... [Jerry Davis ]
17 Nov Re: photos of Cedar Waxwing with orange tail tips instead of yellow tail tips [Jerry Davis ]
17 Nov Hackberry Flat 11-11-16 [Louis Truex ]
16 Nov Vermilion Flycatcher [Mary Peterson ]
16 Nov Master Birder Program [Jerry Davis ]
15 Nov Red Slough today [David Arbour ]
15 Nov Winter Migrants [Nancy Vicars ]
13 Nov Woodward County Results [Cameron Carver ]
12 Nov Black vultures [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
11 Nov Woodward County Birding Tomorrow [Cameron Carver ]
10 Nov Red-breasted Nuthatch in SE OKC [Nancy Vicars ]
10 Nov Wed PM [Steve Davis ]
8 Nov Red Slough Bird Survey - Nov. 8 [David Arbour ]
8 Nov Dark-eyed Junco in Edmond ["okcbirder AT gmail.com" ]
8 Nov Re: Bluebirds in OKC [John Shackford ]
8 Nov The OKC crowd does Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
7 Nov Ssuth jenkins White birds [rgunn1 ]
7 Nov Biodiversity Mapping, Birds and other Species [Jerry Davis ]
7 Nov Comanche County Birds [Kurt Meisenzahl ]
5 Nov Re: OOS Special Projects 2017 [Don Glass ]
5 Nov A few Winter Birds at Lake Hefner OKC ["okcbirder AT gmail.com" ]
5 Nov Lucky Whooping Crane spot [JOS GRZYBOWSKI ]
4 Nov Re: OOS Special Projects 2017 [Laurie Ribitzki ]
4 Nov Cats, Birds, and other wildlife - a study [Jerry Davis ]
2 Nov Red Slough today [David Arbour ]
2 Nov OOS Special Projects 2017 [Don Glass ]
1 Nov Red Slough Bird Survey - Nov. 1 [David Arbour ]
1 Nov Yukon City Park [Nancy Vicars ]
1 Nov November Migration Report [Patricia Velte ]
1 Nov Re: Vermilion Flycatcher [Pete Janzen ]
1 Nov Vermilion Flycatcher [Mary Peterson ]
1 Nov Nuthatch on Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
1 Nov Reb-breasted Nuthatch [Kurt Meisenzahl ]
31 Oct Last call for abstracts - Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference ["O Connell, Tim" ]
31 Oct Re: FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016 [Doug Wood ]
31 Oct Re: FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016 [EUGENE YOUNG ]
31 Oct Re: FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016 [Doug Wood ]

Subject: Re: Arnett, Ok. CBC Date
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:15:16 +0000
Thanks for posting this Eddie.  Doug.


-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of ok_forbs
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 2:56 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Arnett, Ok. CBC Date

The Arnett, Ok. Christmas Bird Count will be Jan. 03, 2017 (Tue.)

We depart from the Arnett Circle "G" Cafe at 7:30 am. We will also meet there 
for lunch around 12:30 pm. We will meet there yet again a little after dark to 
compile the results. 



My contact info is:
Eddie Stegall (Wichita, Ks.)
Cell: 316-253-0985 (Best between 1-5 pm.)
Home: 316-264-2237 (Best either before noon, or after 5:30 pm.) 
Ok_Forbs AT Zoho.com 
Subject: Fw: IBET Cool gyrfalcon video, NO LOCAL SIGHTINGS
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:25:53 +0000
Posted on the Illinois List-Serve yesterday . . . from Edmonton, Alberta . . . 
pretty nice, FYI. 



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


________________________________
 On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 11:06 PM Suzanne Coleman 
isooz AT yahoo.com [ILbirds] 
> 
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I thought some of you might be interested in this video I just had shared with 
me on Facebook. It's from Alberta Canada and if you're interested in Falcons 
you might enjoy it. Let me know if you appreciate this type of sharing if not I 
probably won't do it anymore thanks 






Suzanne





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzs3Fq-yYWw











































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Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird survey - Dec. 6
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:25:01 +0000
David, Bill Carter had a couple Purple Finches near Ada this week. Looks like 
they are arriving before the front. Doug. 



From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of David Arbour
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 9:21 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Red Slough Bird survey - Dec. 6

It was heavy overcast, cold, and windy on the bird survey today. 62 species 
were found. One Neotropic Cormorant still lingering. All ibis are apparently 
gone. Was neat to find 5 Purple Finches and I thought I heard a siskin again. 
Here is my list for today: 


Snow Goose - 10
Wood Duck - 18
Gadwall - 326
American Wigeon - 35
Mallard - 1332
Northern Shoveler - 111
Northern Pintail - 53
Green-winged Teal - 173
Canvasback - 10
Ring-necked Duck - 1426
Lesser Scaup - 6
Hooded Merganser - 3
Ruddy Duck - 7
Pied-billed Grebe - 10
Neotropic Cormorant - 1 imm.
Double-crested Cormorant - 19
Great-blue Heron - 7
Great Egret - 4
Black Vulture - 5
Turkey Vulture - 31
Bald Eagle - 2 adults
Northern Harrier - 4
Red-tailed Hawk - 5
American Coot - 505
Killdeer - 4
Greater Yellowlegs - 9
Mourning Dove - 128
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 14
Pileated Woodpecker - 2
Eastern Phoebe - 9
Loggerhead Shrike - 1
Blue Jay - 1
American Crow - 61
Fish Crow - 2
Carolina Wren - 4
House Wren - 2
Winter Wren - 1
Sedge Wren - 6
Marsh Wren - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4
Eastern Bluebird - 1
Brown Thrasher - 3
American Pipit - 12
Cedar Waxwing - 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Eastern Towhee - 5
Savannah Sparrow - 1
Fox Sparrow - 5
Song Sparrow - 20
Swamp Sparrow - 7
White-throated Sparrow - 16
Northern Cardinal - 9
Red-winged Blackbird - 100
Eastern Meadowlark - 1
Purple Finch - 5
American Goldfinch - 5


Good birding!

David Arbour
De Queen, AR

Subject: Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:25:20 +0000
Thanks Jennifer!


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jennifer Kidney
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 5:00 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request


Cleveland County Audubon Society's CBC is Sunday, January 1. Mark Howery 
(mkhowery AT juno.com) is in charge of assigning 
territories within our count circle. 




Jennifer Kidney

________________________________
From: okbirds > on behalf of 
Doug Wood > 

Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 8:25 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

Thanks, Dave.


Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S(r)4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "David F. Evans"
Date:12/05/2016 7:57 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

Sequoyah NWR count will be Wednesday, Dec 14. Meet at refuge hq at 7:00 for 
assignments, lunch at 12:00 at Cazadores in Vian to compare notes and 
dinner(food provided) at Martha and Dave Evans to compile. 

Fort Gibson (INAS) count will be on Sunday, Dec 18. Contact Nadine Varner for 
assignment. Lunch at Braum's in Wagoner at 12:00. 


On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Doug Wood > 
wrote: 

Thanks Jo.


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Jo 

Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 5:37 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

Tulsa Audubon CBC will be Saturday, December 17. Contact Jo Loyd, 
jo.loyd AT sbcglobal.net , phone 
918-835-2946. 


Jo Loyd

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:46 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request


Hi All. Could all the CBC coordinators post their CBC dates and contact info. I 
know some of you already have, but I got a request for all the CBCs scheduled 
for this year. Any and all help appreciated. Thanks, Doug. 



Subject: Red Slough Bird survey - Dec. 6
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:20:49 -0600
It was heavy overcast, cold, and windy on the bird survey today.  62 species
were found.  One Neotropic Cormorant still lingering.  All ibis are
apparently gone.  Was neat to find 5 Purple Finches and I thought I heard a
siskin again.  Here is my list for today:

 

Snow Goose - 10

Wood Duck - 18

Gadwall - 326

American Wigeon - 35

Mallard - 1332

Northern Shoveler - 111

Northern Pintail - 53

Green-winged Teal - 173

Canvasback - 10

Ring-necked Duck - 1426

Lesser Scaup - 6

Hooded Merganser - 3

Ruddy Duck - 7

Pied-billed Grebe - 10

Neotropic Cormorant - 1 imm.

Double-crested Cormorant - 19

Great-blue Heron - 7

Great Egret - 4

Black Vulture - 5

Turkey Vulture - 31

Bald Eagle - 2 adults

Northern Harrier - 4

Red-tailed Hawk - 5

American Coot - 505

Killdeer - 4

Greater Yellowlegs - 9

Mourning Dove - 128

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Northern Flicker - 14

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 9

Loggerhead Shrike - 1

Blue Jay - 1

American Crow - 61

Fish Crow - 2

Carolina Wren - 4

House Wren - 2

Winter Wren - 1

Sedge Wren - 6

Marsh Wren - 2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4

Eastern Bluebird - 1

Brown Thrasher - 3

American Pipit - 12

Cedar Waxwing - 15

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 1

Eastern Towhee - 5

Savannah Sparrow - 1

Fox Sparrow - 5

Song Sparrow - 20

Swamp Sparrow - 7

White-throated Sparrow - 16

Northern Cardinal - 9

Red-winged Blackbird - 100

Eastern Meadowlark - 1

Purple Finch - 5

American Goldfinch - 5

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 
Subject: Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:59:51 +0000
Cleveland County Audubon Society's CBC is Sunday, January 1. Mark Howery 
(mkhowery AT juno.com) is in charge of assigning territories within our count 
circle. 



Jennifer Kidney


________________________________
From: okbirds  on behalf of Doug Wood 
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 8:25 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

Thanks, Dave.


Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S®4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "David F. Evans"
Date:12/05/2016 7:57 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

Sequoyah NWR count will be Wednesday, Dec 14. Meet at refuge hq at 7:00 for 
assignments, lunch at 12:00 at Cazadores in Vian to compare notes and 
dinner(food provided) at Martha and Dave Evans to compile. 

Fort Gibson (INAS) count will be on Sunday, Dec 18. Contact Nadine Varner for 
assignment. Lunch at Braum's in Wagoner at 12:00. 


On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Doug Wood > 
wrote: 

Thanks Jo.


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Jo 

Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 5:37 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

Tulsa Audubon CBC will be Saturday, December 17. Contact Jo Loyd, 
jo.loyd AT sbcglobal.net , phone 
918-835-2946. 


Jo Loyd

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:46 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request


Hi All. Could all the CBC coordinators post their CBC dates and contact info. I 
know some of you already have, but I got a request for all the CBCs scheduled 
for this year. Any and all help appreciated. Thanks, Doug. 



Subject: Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 02:25:55 +0000
Thanks, Dave.


Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S®4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "David F. Evans"
Date:12/05/2016 7:57 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

Sequoyah NWR count will be Wednesday, Dec 14. Meet at refuge hq at 7:00 for 
assignments, lunch at 12:00 at Cazadores in Vian to compare notes and 
dinner(food provided) at Martha and Dave Evans to compile. 

Fort Gibson (INAS) count will be on Sunday, Dec 18. Contact Nadine Varner for 
assignment. Lunch at Braum's in Wagoner at 12:00. 


On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Doug Wood > 
wrote: 

Thanks Jo.


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Jo 

Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 5:37 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

Tulsa Audubon CBC will be Saturday, December 17. Contact Jo Loyd, 
jo.loyd AT sbcglobal.net , phone 
918-835-2946. 


Jo Loyd

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:46 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request


Hi All. Could all the CBC coordinators post their CBC dates and contact info. I 
know some of you already have, but I got a request for all the CBCs scheduled 
for this year. Any and all help appreciated. Thanks, Doug. 



Subject: Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request
From: "David F. Evans" <davefbirds AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:34:24 -0600
Sequoyah NWR count will be Wednesday, Dec 14.  Meet at refuge hq at 7:00
for assignments, lunch at 12:00 at Cazadores in Vian to compare notes and
dinner(food provided) at Martha and Dave Evans to compile.
Fort Gibson (INAS) count will be on Sunday, Dec 18.  Contact Nadine Varner
for assignment.  Lunch at Braum's in Wagoner at 12:00.

On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Doug Wood  wrote:

> Thanks Jo.
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Jo
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 01, 2016 5:37 PM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> *Subject:* Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request
>
>
>
> Tulsa Audubon CBC will be Saturday, December 17.  Contact Jo Loyd,
> jo.loyd AT sbcglobal.net , phone 918-835-2946 <(918)%20835-2946>.
>
>
>
> Jo Loyd
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU ] *On
> Behalf Of *Doug Wood
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:46 PM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> *Subject:* [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request
>
>
>
> Hi All.  Could all the CBC coordinators post their CBC dates and contact
> info.  I know some of you already have, but I got a request for all the
> CBCs scheduled for this year.  Any and all help appreciated.  Thanks, Doug.
>
>
>
Subject: John Sterling
From: John Shackford <johnshackford AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:11:48 -0600
Does anyone have John Sterlings current phone # or email address. You can
contact me off line.  Would appreciate it very much.

John Shackford
Subject: Re: Red Slough Christmas Bird Count
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:45:45 +0000
Thanks David.  Glad to hear it is reviving.  Doug.


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of David Arbour
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2016 8:44 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Red Slough Christmas Bird Count

We are starting back up the Red Slough Christmas Bird Count this year. The date 
will be Thursday December 22. We have a new compiler, Leif Anderson, who works 
for the forest service in Arkansas and runs several CBC's in Arkansas. I am the 
co-compiler. We could really use some help getting this count off to a good 
start. If you are interested in helping with the count please contact me 
off-list. Thanks! 


David Arbour
De Queen, AR
Subject: December Migration Report
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:10:33 -0600
Dear OKBirders,

 

A very short list this month!  

 

ARRIVALS

 

Dunlin                                                   December 1 - NW
rare west to Woods, Woodward, Dew and Custer Cos. Only, SW rare west to
Washita, Kiowa and Tillman Cos only

Long-eared Owl                                December 16 - SW, SC

American Tree Sparrow                December 1 - SW

 

DEPARTURES

 

Blue-winged Teal                             December 2 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE,
SE

Common Loon                                  December 21 - PAN

Franklin's Gull                                    December 1 - ALL

House Wren                                       December 15 - C, NE

Sprague's Pipit                                  December 28 - ALL

White-throated Sparrow              December 15 - PAN

 

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

 

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

 

Happy birding!

Pat Velte

pvelte AT cox.net 

Oklahoma City, OK

 
Subject: Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:33:13 +0000
Thanks Mia.  This is a cool count to do!


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Mia Revels
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 10:25 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

Doug (and everyone!)

The Broken Bow Christmas Bird Count will be on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

Tuesday evening, December 27, we will meet at Papa Poblano's Restaurant just 
north of the traffic light east of Idabel. I will make reservations for 7:00 
pm, which will allow time to eat, and afterwards to form groups, and to hand 
out checklists and other info for the count. I will provide maps showing the 
various units and we will determine who covers which. 


On Wednesday December 28 (count day) we will meet for lunch at Steven's Gap 
Restaurant at 1:00 PM. This Restaurant is on the west side of Hwy 259 in 
Hochatown, just south of the road that goes into Steven's Gap. After lunch we 
will conduct a preliminary species tally and see what we have missed. Those who 
are staying will then go back out, ending at sundown in Unit 2 of the Little 
River National Wildlife Refuge where we will watch the waterfowl come to roost 
and hope for a Woodcock. 


This count takes place in one of the loveliest parts of Oklahoma, and includes 
the Little River National Wildlife Refuge. Please consider joining us for a fun 
birding trip! Contact me at revels AT nsuok.edu if you 
need more information. Hope to see you there! 


Best,
Mia


On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 8:45 PM, Doug Wood > 
wrote: 


Hi All. Could all the CBC coordinators post their CBC dates and contact info. I 
know some of you already have, but I got a request for all the CBCs scheduled 
for this year. Any and all help appreciated. Thanks, Doug. 






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


**CONFIDENTIALITY** -This e-mail (including any attachments) may contain 
confidential, proprietary and privileged information. Any unauthorized 
disclosure or use of this information is prohibited. 



Subject: Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 21:45:48 +0000
Thanks Tim!


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of O Connell, Tim
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 3:38 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

I think this is my first time to actually coordinate our Stillwater CBC. Jim 
Ownby thankfully took on that responsibility for us for many years, but he has 
since retired to a beautiful mountain retreat in New Mexico. 


I can report then that the Stillwater CBC will be Saturday, Dec. 17th. 
Out-of-town folks who might want to join us are most welcomed, but please 
contact me directly ahead of time so I can determine to whom, where, and when 
you should report on count day. (I don’t do the “let’s meet at this diner 
first” thing because I start with owling ~04:30 and just keep going all day 
’til it’s fully dark again.) 


Please just shoot me an email if you’d like to join us: 
tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu 


Good birding everyone!
~Tim O’Connell
Stillwater

PS: I think John Couch will host the Sooner Lake CBC on Dec. 19th, but let me 
confirm that before I commit to it! 



On Nov 30, 2016, at 8:45 PM, Doug Wood > 
wrote: 


Hi All. Could all the CBC coordinators post their CBC dates and contact info. I 
know some of you already have, but I got a request for all the CBCs scheduled 
for this year. Any and all help appreciated. Thanks, Doug. 


Subject: Re: Christmas Bird Count Dates Request
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:20:20 +0000
Thanks Jo.


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jo
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 5:37 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request

Tulsa Audubon CBC will be Saturday, December 17. Contact Jo Loyd, 
jo.loyd AT sbcglobal.net , phone 918-835-2946. 


Jo Loyd

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:46 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Christmas Bird Count Dates Request


Hi All. Could all the CBC coordinators post their CBC dates and contact info. I 
know some of you already have, but I got a request for all the CBCs scheduled 
for this year. Any and all help appreciated. Thanks, Doug. 


Subject: Payne County Audubon meeting tonight; field trip Saturday!
From: "O Connell, Tim" <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:20:57 +0000
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Payne County Audubon Society,

I hope you will join us tonight (Thursday, 1 Dec.) at 7:00 pm in the Education 
Building of the Botanic Garden at OSU. Our program this evening will focus on 
planning for the upcoming Christmas Bird Counts on Dec. 17 (Stillwater CBC) and 
(I think!) Dec. 19 (Sooner Lake CBC). 


If you’re unable to attend tonight’s meeting but still would like to 
participate in one or both counts, please contact the organizers via email to 
discuss when and where in the count circles you will spend your time on count 
day. For the Stillwater CBC: 
tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu; for the Sooner Lake 
CBC: jrcouch60 AT yahoo.com. 


Also!

There is a field trip to Sooner Lake scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 3rd 
beginning at 8:00 am from Bill’s Corner at the intersection of routes 64 and 
177. If you would like to participate in that field trip, please contact John 
Polo (jpolo AT mail.usf.edu) for details. 


Hope to see you soon and wishing you good birding,
~Tim O’Connell
PCAS President



Subject: Red Slough Christmas Bird Count
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 20:44:15 -0600
We are starting back up the Red Slough Christmas Bird Count this year.  The
date will be Thursday December 22.  We have a new compiler, Leif Anderson,
who works for the forest service in Arkansas and runs several CBC's in
Arkansas.  I am the co-compiler.  We could really use some help getting this
count off to a good start.  If you are interested in helping with the count
please contact me off-list.  Thanks!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge CBC
From: Mike Husak <michaelh AT CAMERON.EDU>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:20:55 +0000
OKBirders,

The 2016 Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird Count will be held on 
Tuesday, 20 December 2016. As in the past few years, we will meet at the 
Environmental Education Center at the refuge between 6:00 and 6:30 AM for area 
assignments and a group picture. If you can make the count this year, please 
contact me by e-mail in advance so that Steve Hodge and I can start working on 
group assignments in advance. 


Cheers,
Mike




Michael Husak, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Cameron University
Lawton, OK 73505
michaelh AT cameron.edu

Subject: Re: Tulsa birding
From: vrhoden <vrhoden AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:47:13 -0800
Thanks a lot for the insight. Books and websites are great but feedback from 
locals is indispensable. 


I note there seem to be 3 refuges within a day’s drive – Deep River, 
Sequoya and Ozark Plateau. Any thoughts on them? 


Thanks Vaughn Rhoden

Vancouver, WA

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Ian Brandenburg
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:18 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Tulsa birding

 

Vaughn Rhoden,

You must visit Oxley Nature Center, and I'm sure any Tulsa birder will suggest 
Oxley. It's absolutely amazing, and there are plenty of trails to take. Here is 
their website: http://www.oxleynaturecenter.org 


Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville is great...I'm just not sure how good it is 
at this time of year. I usually go during the summer and it's never let me 
down. Here is the link to that here: 
http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/guides/pathfinder-parkway.htm 


Redbud Valley Nature Preserve isn't too bad, you might enjoy it. Here's the 
link to that: http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/guides/redbud-valley.htm 


I know you said that you're looking for something around Tulsa, but if you 
wanted to make a longer drive, down in Southwestern Oklahoma about 4 or so 
hours from Tulsa is Hackberry Flats. Amazing bird watching there. And if you 
backtrack from there a bit, the Wichita Mountains are also great for birding! 
You'll need to check these places out and see if they'd be good for winter 
birding because I just know them for their summer birding. 

Hackberry Flats: http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/guides/hackberry-flat.htm
Wichita Mountains: http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/guides/wichita-mountains-nwr.htm

I personally love Wichita Mountains for the sight seeing. The mountains go way 
up in the clouds and they're gorgeous! 


I know there are some places in Oklahoma City, but I'm not familiar with them. 

Here is a link to an on-line Oklahoma birding guide. Not all these places 
listed will be good birding, or garuntee what you're looking for, but birding 
is birding, you never know what you'll see, yah know? 
http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/birding-guide.htm 


Overall, the best place in my opinion to go birding around Tulsa would probably 
be Oxley. It's in Tulsa, somewhat central. Great place to bird! I hope this 
help you! Welcome to Oklahoma, and I hope you have a great time birding here!! 
:) 


- Ian Brandenburg

 

On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 12:58 AM vrhoden  > wrote: 


I will be in Tulsa for couple of weeks in the middle of this month. Any 
suggestions of local birding priority spots and maybe a day trip site ~150mi 
– round trip? 


I am a west coaster so I’m looking for eastern passerines, hawks, owls and 
would love Whooping Cranes but I imagine it’s a bit late for them? 


Thanks

Vaughn Rhoden

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU  ] On 
Behalf Of Susanne Lutze 

Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:18 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU  
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Junco

 

The Juncos do make any feeder watcher happy. I have had them for a couple of 
weeks here in NW OKC. 





 

 

 

"This is a wonderful day.  I've not seen this one before."

                                                            Maya Angelou

 

On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 9:07 AM, Bob LaVal  > wrote: 


My first Junco of the season just came to the feeder. Seems they are about 3 
weeks late. They usually come about the same time the White Throats do which 
have been here for at least two weeks, but not in great numbers. 


 

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

 
Subject: Yesterday on South Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:35:30 -0600
Brian Marra (very happy Nittanny Lion fan) and i spent three plus hours 
on Jenkins and the South Canadian River yesterday. Despite clouds and 
stiff wind,  we saw the following notable birds, Golden--crowned 
Kinglet, Brown Creeper, American Pipits and a female Rusty blackbird. 
The latter was feeding seriously on a mound of damp sand along the 
river. It spent at least 20 minutes industriously probing the sand and 
swallowing whateverit was digging up.  We got fairly close and it was o 
intent on rooting around that it paid no attention to us.

D.
Subject: Grand Lake Audubon CBC
From: Laura Stanfill <LauraStanfill AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:16:41 +0000
Time to start making plans!

Sunday December 18
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

I invite you to join us in the Northeast corner of the state.
A great opportunity to bird a new spot with new friends.
Our circle is divided into 5 areas and we start from different locations. We 
meet all together at 5:00 p.m. to summarize our sightings and eat dinner. 

We are a small group and can always use help with our count.
Please call me if you are interested and I will get you connected with an area 
leader. 

Thanks

Laura Stanfill, OTR/L
580-399-4470
laurastanfill AT live.com

Subject: Re: Tulsa birding
From: Ian Brandenburg <brandenburgi AT STAUGUSTINEACADEMY.ORG>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:18:21 +0000
Vaughn Rhoden,

You must visit Oxley Nature Center, and I'm sure any Tulsa birder will
suggest Oxley. It's absolutely amazing, and there are plenty of trails to
take. Here is their website: http://www.oxleynaturecenter.org

Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville is great...I'm just not sure how good it
is at this time of year. I usually go during the summer and it's never let
me down. Here is the link to that here:
http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/guides/pathfinder-parkway.htm

Redbud Valley Nature Preserve isn't too bad, you might enjoy it. Here's the
link to that: http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/guides/redbud-valley.htm

I know you said that you're looking for something around Tulsa, but if you
wanted to make a longer drive, down in Southwestern Oklahoma about 4 or so
hours from Tulsa is Hackberry Flats. Amazing bird watching there. And if
you backtrack from there a bit, the Wichita Mountains are also great for
birding! You'll need to check these places out and see if they'd be good
for winter birding because I just know them for their summer birding.
Hackberry Flats: http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/guides/hackberry-flat.htm
Wichita Mountains:
http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/guides/wichita-mountains-nwr.htm

I personally love Wichita Mountains for the sight seeing. The mountains go
way up in the clouds and they're gorgeous!

I know there are some places in Oklahoma City, but I'm not familiar with
them.

Here is a link to an on-line Oklahoma birding guide. Not all these places
listed will be good birding, or garuntee what you're looking for, but
birding is birding, you never know what you'll see, yah know?
http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/birding-guide.htm

Overall, the best place in my opinion to go birding around Tulsa would
probably be Oxley. It's in Tulsa, somewhat central. Great place to bird! I
hope this help you! Welcome to Oklahoma, and I hope you have a great time
birding here!! :)

- Ian Brandenburg

On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 12:58 AM vrhoden  wrote:

> I will be in Tulsa for couple of weeks in the middle of this month. Any
> suggestions of local birding priority spots and maybe a day trip site
> ~150mi – round trip?
>
> I am a west coaster so I’m looking for eastern passerines, hawks, owls and
> would love Whooping Cranes but I imagine it’s a bit late for them?
>
> Thanks
>
> Vaughn Rhoden
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Susanne Lutze
> *Sent:* Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:18 PM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> *Subject:* Re: [OKBIRDS] Junco
>
>
>
> The Juncos do make any feeder watcher happy.  I have had them for a couple
> of weeks here in NW OKC.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "This is a wonderful day.  I've not seen this one before."
>
>                                                             Maya Angelou
>
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 9:07 AM, Bob LaVal  wrote:
>
> My first Junco of the season just came to the feeder.  Seems they are
> about 3 weeks late.  They usually come about the same time the White
> Throats do which have been here for at least two weeks, but not in great
> numbers.
>
>
>
> Bob LaVal
> 20367 Pine Mtn. LP
> Heavener, OK 74937
> Phone: 918-653-7921
>
>
>
Subject: Tulsa birding
From: vrhoden <vrhoden AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:47:24 -0800
I will be in Tulsa for couple of weeks in the middle of this month. Any 
suggestions of local birding priority spots and maybe a day trip site ~150mi 
– round trip? 


I am a west coaster so I’m looking for eastern passerines, hawks, owls and 
would love Whooping Cranes but I imagine it’s a bit late for them? 


Thanks

Vaughn Rhoden

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Susanne Lutze
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:18 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Junco

 

The Juncos do make any feeder watcher happy. I have had them for a couple of 
weeks here in NW OKC. 





 

 

 

"This is a wonderful day.  I've not seen this one before."

                                                            Maya Angelou

 

On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 9:07 AM, Bob LaVal  > wrote: 


My first Junco of the season just came to the feeder. Seems they are about 3 
weeks late. They usually come about the same time the White Throats do which 
have been here for at least two weeks, but not in great numbers. 


 

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

 
Subject: Re: Junco
From: harold Yocum <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:52:28 -0600
I'm not sure why they were later over east, but here in central OK ( Edmond ) 
we have had the juncos and most all sparrows for a month or more. 

Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 27, 2016, at 4:17 PM, Susanne Lutze  wrote:
> 
> The Juncos do make any feeder watcher happy. I have had them for a couple of 
weeks here in NW OKC. 

> 
> 
> 
> 
> "This is a wonderful day.  I've not seen this one before."
>                                                             Maya Angelou
> 
>> On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 9:07 AM, Bob LaVal  wrote:
>> My first Junco of the season just came to the feeder. Seems they are about 3 
weeks late. They usually come about the same time the White Throats do which 
have been here for at least two weeks, but not in great numbers. 

>>  
>> Bob LaVal
>> 20367 Pine Mtn. LP
>> Heavener, OK 74937
>> Phone: 918-653-7921
> 
Subject: Re: Broken Bow Christmas Bird Count will be Wednesday, December 28th!
From: Jim Deming <birdbrain.jim AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:02:39 -0600
Wednesday, December 27

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 27, 2016, at 3:34 PM, Mia Revels 
<0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request AT LISTS.OU.EDU> wrote: 

> 
> Hello Oklahoma Birders!
> 
> The Broken Bow Christmas Bird Count will be on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. 
Tuesday evening, December 27, we will meet at Papa Poblano's Restaurant just 
north of the traffic light east of Idabel. I will make reservations for 7:00 
pm, which will allow time to eat, and afterwards to form groups, and to hand 
out checklists and other info for the count. I will provide maps showing the 
various units and we will determine who covers which. 

> 
> On Sunday, December 27 (count day) we will meet for lunch at Steven's Gap 
Restaurant at 1:00 PM. This Restaurant is on the west side of Hwy 259 in 
Hochatown, just south of the road that goes into Steven's Gap. After lunch we 
will conduct a preliminary species tally and see what we have missed. Those who 
are staying will then go back out, ending at sundown in Unit 2 of the Little 
River National Wildlife Refuge where we will watch the waterfowl come to roost 
and hope for a Woodcock. 

> 
> This count takes place in one of the loveliest parts of Oklahoma, and 
includes the Little River National Wildlife Refuge. Please consider joining us 
for a fun birding trip! Contact me at revels AT nsuok.edu if you need more 
information. Hope to see you there! 

> 
> ​Happy Birding!
> Mia Revels​
> 
> -- 
> Mia Revels, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biology
> Northeastern State University
> 611 Grand Ave. 
> Tahlequah, Oklahoma
> (918) 444-3824
> revels AT nsuok.edu
> 
> 
> **CONFIDENTIALITY** -This e-mail (including any attachments) may contain 
confidential, proprietary and privileged information. Any unauthorized 
disclosure or use of this information is prohibited. 
Subject: Re: Oklahoma Birding Facebook Group
From: John Kennington <johnkennington AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:43:32 -0600
The OOS (Oklahoma Ornithilogical Society) page is the "official"  Facebook
place for Okbirds and the best Facebook place to share your sightings.

John Kennington
Tulsa Audubon

On Nov 27, 2016 2:30 PM, "Sylvias Serpentine" 
wrote:

> I don't know if it's this group but there is an oklahoma ornithological
> society page and an oklahoma bird watchers page.
>
> ~Jessica Torres
> naturesvein.com
> Education Through Interaction
> Wildlife Rescue and Education
>
> On Nov 27, 2016 2:24 PM, "Ian Brandenburg"  staugustineacademy.org> wrote:
>
>> Does this email group have a designated Facebook group? If not, I would
>> be willing to get one running to help with any communication and get more
>> people involved! Thanks guys!! :)
>>
>> - Ian Brandenburg
>>
>
Subject: Junco
From: Bob LaVal <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:07:33 -0600
My first Junco of the season just came to the feeder. Seems they are about 3 
weeks late. They usually come about the same time the White Throats do which 
have been here for at least two weeks, but not in great numbers. 


Bob LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Nov. 22
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:47:27 -0600
It was overcast, cool, with a little rain on the bird survey today.  68
species were found.  Duck numbers have really increased with this last cold
front.  Here is my list for today:

 

Wood Duck - 68

Gadwall - 1625

American Wigeon - 11

Mallard - 553

Northern Shoveler - 25

Northern Pintail - 14

Green-winged Teal - 112

Ring-necked Duck - 865

Hooded Merganser - 4

Ruddy Duck - 2

Pied-billed Grebe - 23

Horned Grebe - 1

Neotropic Cormorant - 2 imm.

Double-crested Cormorant - 4

Great-blue Heron - 10

Great Egret - 12

White Ibis - 35

"Plegadis" Ibis - 1

Turkey Vulture - 10

Bald Eagle - 2 adults

Northern Harrier - 3

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Red-tailed Hawk - 2

Virginia Rail - 1

American Coot - 445

Killdeer - 28

Greater Yellowlegs - 4

Least Sandpiper - 7

Long-billed Dowitcher - 3

Wilson's Snipe - 240

Mourning Dove - 2

Eurasian Collared-Dove - 7

Belted Kingfisher - 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Downy Woodpecker - 3

Hairy Woodpecker - 2

Northern Flicker - 9

Eastern Phoebe - 10

Blue Jay - 2

American Crow - 11

Fish Crow - 1

Carolina Chickadee - 5

Brown Creeper - 2

Carolina Wren - 3

House Wren - 6

Sedge Wren - 3

Marsh Wren - 2

Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 8

Hermit Thrush - 1

American Robin - 46

Northern Mockingbird - 1

Brown Thrasher - 1

American Pipit - 50

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 17

Common Yellowthroat - 2

Eastern Towhee - 2

Savannah Sparrow - 4

Fox Sparrow - 4

Song Sparrow - 16

Lincoln's Sparrow - 1

Swamp Sparrow - 8

White-throated Sparrow - 16

White-crowned Sparrow - 1

Northern Cardinal - 7

Red-winged Blackbird - 61

Rusty Blackbird - 20

American Goldfinch - 3

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Free Books
From: John Kennington <johnkennington AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:28:17 -0600
I'm thinning out some bookshelves, and a couple boxes of books are going to
Gardner's Used Books or Goodwill. I am also letting go of some some old
bird and wildlife management textbooks of mine from the late 70s. Most are
probably severely out of date, but there are a couple of timeless ones, so
I am giving some or all of them away to anyone interested.

I've got a list below, but I photographed the cover of each, and you can
view them here:.

https://goo.gl/photos/HeoUSQmcPgp1Qre88

Wildlife Management Techniques, 3rd Ed. (The Wildlife Society) R.H. Giles
Wildlife Habitat in Managed Forests
A Manual of Wildlife Conservation (The Wildlife Society)
Birds of the World as Painted by 19th Century Artists
Field and Laboratory Methods for General Ecology
Elements of Ecology and Field Biology, Robert Leo Smoth
Invertebrate Zoology
Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 2nd Ed.  Robert Pennak
Resource Economics, Alan Randall
Island Ecology, M. Gordon
Limnological Methods, Paul S. Welch
Natural Resources and Public Relations, Douglas L. Gilbert
Vertebrate Biology, Orr
Collecting and Preparing Study Specimens of Vertebrates. E. Raymond Hall
Home Book of Taxidermy and Tanning, Gerald J Grantz
Wolf Ecology and Prey Relationships on Isle Royale

These are free to anyone who would life to pick them up in south Tulsa, or
if you want to cover postage I will mail any of them. Any not taken are
going to Gardner's Used Books or Goodwill.

If you have questions on any, or want any of them contact me and we can
make arrangements to get them to you. For those not in Tulsa I am willing
to hold on to any for a while until we can make a connection.

John Kennington
Bixby/South Tulsa
Subject: Re: Purple Finch
From: harold Yocum <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:12:22 -0700
They seem to be quite widespread this year. At Overholser, Norman , etc. 
Hal

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 20, 2016, at 8:04 AM, Hollis Price  wrote:
> 
> FOS male and female purple finches at my feeders.  
> 
> Hollis Price
> NE of Jones
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: OOS Crane Chase Event!
From: Cyndie Browning <gr8auntieokie AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:29:31 -0600
Cheryl Kilpatrick of Tulsa and I joined the OOS Crane Chase in the Great
Salt Plains yesterday, and are pleased to report that after the group broke
up, we drove over to the Sandpiper Trail and got out for a walk to the
viewing tower, and as we set out down the trail, we heard Sandhill Cranes
yodeling nearby and looked up to see a flock of about 30-40 birds, flying
in two rough vees, and among 'em was one GREAT BIG WHITE BIRD!!!!  The look
wasn't very satisfying since the birds were about a mile away and flying
obliquely away from us, but there's no doubt that our "Big Bird" was a
Whooping Crane.



We also returned to the Eagle Roost blind and, joined by Brenda and Steve
Carroll (also from Tulsa), watched as many, many Sandhills flew in for the
night roost but brought no Whoopers with 'em.  We also drove through the
Auto Tour, and I was tickled to see so much water and so many waterfowl,
including lots and lots of No. Pintails, the most elegant duck in North
America.  Here's our trip list, and we thought we did pretty good
considering that we spent the whole morning "chasing" around the Great Salt
Plains looking for Whooping Cranes, but not finding.



1          American White Pelican

2          Brown Pelican (a new Statebird for me!  AT  the spillway below the
dam. I never realized how small Brown Pelicans are compared to their "Great
White" cousins, the Amer. White Pelican. Brownie looked kinda lost and
miserable in the 40* wind, poor thing! and I hope he eventually finds his
way south for the winter.)

3          Double-crested Cormorant

4          Snow Goose

5          Ross's Goose

6          Canada Goose

7          Gadwall

8          Mallard

9          Green-winged Teal

10        Northern Pintail

11        Northern Shoveler

12        Bald Eagle

13        Northern Harrier

14        Red-tailed Hawk

15        American Kestrel

16        Merlin

17        Prairie Falcon

18        American Coot

19        Sandhill Crane

20        Whooping Crane

21        Greater Yellowlegs

22        Killdeer

23        Ring-billed Gull

24        Herring Gull

25        American Avocet

26        Eurasian Collared-Dove

27        Mourning Dove

28        Red-bellied Woodpecker

29        Northern Flicker

30        American Crow

31        Carolina Chickadee

32        Carolina Wren

33        Eastern Bluebird

34        American Robin

35        Cedar Waxwing

36        Pine Warbler

37        Northern Mockingbird

38        European Starling

39        White-throated Sparrow

40        Northern Cardinal

41        Eastern Meadowlark

42        Red-winged Blackbird

43        Common Grackle





Cyndie Browning

vermilion_flycatcher AT yahoo.com

http://www.adimview.com/Tulsa_Birds_Firebird.html

Tulsa, OK



How do migrating birds know which one to follow?

What if the lead bird just wants to be alone?

-- Bill Bryson, "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir" (2006)
Subject: Re: Common Crane in Oklahoma
From: John Fisher <rgs455 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:36:40 -0500
Maybe the cat ate it.  


---- "Smith wrote: 
> A friend and I looked for the crane without success this afternoon 
Subject: Nuthatches
From: Bob LaVal <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 22:02:39 -0600
I have had a male and female Red Breasted Nuthatch coming to my feeder for the 
last 2 weeks. Today was our first freeze of the season and they made trip after 
trip to the feeder for black oil sunflower seeds. Assume they are hording 
somewhere close by. 


Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
Subject: Re: Photos added to Website
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:22:01 -0600
OKBirds,

 

I just realized that I left of some photos from my previous upload. For
those interested I have just added photos of Osprey, two different
"Harlan's" red-tailed Hawks and Franklin's Gulls.

 

I also added a few more butterflies also.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Arterburn
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 2:09 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Photos added to Website

 

OKBirds,

 

I have uploaded a few photos to my website. Birds added include a Leucistic
Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, several juvenile Herring Gulls, Black
Vulture, Harris's Sparrow and American Robin. They can be seen at the link
below.

 

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

 

I have also added a group of fall butterflies mostly from Flycatcher Trail
Outdoor Classroom in Jenks. Some of the species added include Soldier (Tulsa
County Record), Orange-barred Sulphur, several Sulphur species and Monarch
amongst others. For those interested see the link below.

 

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

 

I have also added a Tulsa County record Blue-eyed Darner that can be seen at
the link below.

 

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

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder  

 
Subject: Re: Common Crane in Oklahoma
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:02:42 -0600
Funny, just as I saw this email we were talking about Shrodinger's  cat,
but as an allegory to whether my granddaughter had finished eating. Only
she knew, and she wasn't telling.

On Nov 18, 2016 5:33 PM, "Mia Revels" <
0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu> wrote:

> Schrodinger's Crane?
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 3:24 PM, larrymays1949 
> wrote:
>
>> Sort of a probability dilemma.
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Spencer Coffey <4thcoffey AT GMAIL.COM>
>> Date: 11/18/16 10:52 AM (GMT-06:00)
>> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
>> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Common Crane in Oklahoma
>>
>> I'd love to chase it, honestly, but do you think the bird will be there?
>> I'm just wondering if the front that came in with these high winds and
>> cooler weather blew it down and soon it'll leave and continue on its way
>> shortly.
>>
>> Could be a very good OK bird though
>>
>> Spencer
>>
>>
>> On Nov 18, 2016, at 6:59 AM, larrymays1949 
>> wrote:
>>
>> Long drive out.  Anyone going to try?
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: David Arbour 
>> Date: 11/17/16 7:57 PM (GMT-06:00)
>> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
>> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Common Crane in Oklahoma
>>
>> Apparently there is a Common Crane in OK.  Heres an ebird report with
>> pics:
>>
>>
>>
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S32598045
>>
>>
>>
>> David Arbour
>>
>> De Queen, AR
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Mia Revels, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biology
> Northeastern State University
> 611 Grand Ave.
> Tahlequah, Oklahoma
> (918) 444-3824
> revels AT nsuok.edu
>
>
> ***CONFIDENTIALITY*** -This e-mail (including any attachments) may
> contain confidential, proprietary and privileged information. Any
> unauthorized disclosure or use of this information is prohibited.
>
Subject: Re: Common Crane in Oklahoma
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:24:20 -0600
Sort of a probability dilemma. 


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Spencer Coffey <4thcoffey AT GMAIL.COM> 
Date: 11/18/16 10:52 AM (GMT-06:00) To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU Subject: Re: 
[OKBIRDS] Common Crane in Oklahoma 

I'd love to chase it, honestly, but do you think the bird will be there? I'm 
just wondering if the front that came in with these high winds and cooler 
weather blew it down and soon it'll leave and continue on its way shortly.  

Could be a very good OK bird though 

Spencer

On Nov 18, 2016, at 6:59 AM, larrymays1949  wrote:

Long drive out.  Anyone going to try?   

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: David Arbour  
Date: 11/17/16 7:57 PM (GMT-06:00) To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU Subject: [OKBIRDS] 
Common Crane in Oklahoma 

Apparently there is a Common Crane in OK.  Heres an ebird report with 
pics: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S32598045  David ArbourDe 
Queen, AR   
Subject: Photos added to Website
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:09:18 -0600
OKBirds,

 

I have uploaded a few photos to my website. Birds added include a Leucistic
Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, several juvenile Herring Gulls, Black
Vulture, Harris's Sparrow and American Robin. They can be seen at the link
below.

 

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

 

I have also added a group of fall butterflies mostly from Flycatcher Trail
Outdoor Classroom in Jenks. Some of the species added include Soldier (Tulsa
County Record), Orange-barred Sulphur, several Sulphur species and Monarch
amongst others. For those interested see the link below.

 

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

 

I have also added a Tulsa County record Blue-eyed Darner that can be seen at
the link below.

 

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

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder

 
Subject: Re: Common Crane in Oklahoma
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:59:39 -0600
Long drive out.  Anyone going to try?   

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: David Arbour  
Date: 11/17/16 7:57 PM (GMT-06:00) To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU Subject: [OKBIRDS] 
Common Crane in Oklahoma 

Apparently there is a Common Crane in OK.  Heres an ebird report with 
pics: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S32598045  David ArbourDe 
Queen, AR   
Subject: Common Crane in Oklahoma
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:57:21 -0600
Apparently there is a Common Crane in OK.  Heres an ebird report with pics:

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S32598045 

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 
Subject: Re: photos of Cedar Waxwing with orange tail tips instead of yellow tail tips
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:50:19 -0600
The invasive bush honeysuckle common around the Oklahoma City area is Amur
honeysuckle, Lonicera maackii, with acuminate leaf tips. Also seen growing
rampantly at a park in Woodward, OK this spring.

Bill Difin, OKC

On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 8:34 AM, Jerry Davis  wrote:

> Thanks for the insight Kim. The USDA Plant Database for this species is at
> this link: http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=LOMO2.
> It provides images and distribution and other information so you can
> detect what it is and help eliminate it from the landscape.
>
> Jerry W. Davis
> Hot Springs
>
> *From:* Kimberly G. Smith
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:44 PM
> *To:* ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
> *Subject:* Re: Link: photos of Cedar Waxwing with orange tail tips
> instead of yellow tail tips
>
>
> If you are interested, it is Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii),
> considered an invasive in Arkansas…  the pigment is Rhodoxanthin
>
>
>
> ********************************
>
> Kimberly G. Smith
>
> Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences
>
> Department of Biological Sciences
>
> University of Arkansas
>
> Fayetteville, AR 72701
>
> Phone:  479-575-6359  fax: 479-575-4010
>
> Email:  kgsmith AT uark.edu
>
> ********************************
>
>
>
> *From:* The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List [mailto:ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.
> UARK.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Michael Linz
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:46 PM
> *To:* ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
> *Subject:* Re: Link: photos of Cedar Waxwing with orange tail tips
> instead of yellow tail tips
>
>
>
> I found Gail's orange tailed Waxwings interesting(as well pretty) so I
> googled to see what I would find...and found these cool facts.  I liked the
> brown-headed cowbird fact.
>
>
> Cool Facts
>
> ·         The name "waxwing" comes from the waxy red secretions found on
> the tips of the secondaries of some birds. The exact function of these tips
> is not known, but they may help attract mates.
>
> ·         Cedar Waxwings with orange instead of yellow tail tips began
> appearing in the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada in the 1960s.
> The orange color is the result of a red pigment picked up from the berries
> of an introduced species of honeysuckle. If a waxwing eats enough of the
> berries while it is growing a tail feather, the tip of the feather will be
> orange.
>
> ·         The Cedar Waxwing is one of the few North American birds that
> specializes in eating fruit. It can survive on fruit alone for several
> months. Brown-headed Cowbirds that are raised in Cedar Waxwing nests
> typically don’t survive, in part because the cowbird chicks can’t develop
> on such a high-fruit diet.
>
> ·         Many birds that eat a lot of fruit separate out the seeds and
> regurgitate them, but the Cedar Waxwing lets them pass right through.
> Scientists have used this trait to estimate how fast waxwings can digest
> fruits.
>
> ·         Because they eat so much fruit, Cedar Waxwings occasionally
> become intoxicated or even die when they run across overripe berries that
> have started to ferment and produce alcohol.
>
> Michael
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 8:50 PM, Gail Miller 
> wrote:
>
> Last year I tried to get a photo of a Cedar Waxwing that had orange tail
> tips instead of yellow tail tips.  I knew the orange tail was 'diet
> related' and at least two sources suggest honeysuckle as being the cause:
> "Some cedar waxwings have orange tail tips instead of yellow. This is not a
> normal color variation. Rather, the fruit of an introduced species of
> honeysuckle is known to cause cedar waxwings to grow orange-tipped tail
> feathers". And this comment: "In the 1960's, people started to cultivate a
> certain honeysuckle bush for their yards. This bush has reddish berries
> that young Cedar Waxwings feed on during their development. The pigment
> causes their tail tips to turn orange".
>
> Because of the water feature in my yard, I’ve been able to get good photos
> this year.  If anyone has other suggestions as to the reason for the orange
> tail tips, I’d be interested in more information.
>
> Photos can be seen here:  http://www.pbase.com/
> gnmimiller/cedar_waxwing_with_orange_tail_tips_instead_of_yellow_tail_tips
>
>
>
> Gail Miller
>
> Conway (Faulkner Co.) AR
>
>
>
>
>
Subject: Fw: painting the flickers red...
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis AT CABLELYNX.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:13:46 -0600

From: Kimberly G. Smith 
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:57 AM
To: ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.UARK.EDU 
Subject: painting the flickers red...

Honeysuckle berries cause yellow-shafted flicker feathers to become 
pink-shafted: 


 

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-63.1

 

These birds are not hybrids with western birds as previously thought….

 

Kimberly G. Smith

Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone:  479-575-6359  fax: 479-575-4010

Email:  kgsmith AT uark.edu

 

 
Subject: Re: photos of Cedar Waxwing with orange tail tips instead of yellow tail tips
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis AT CABLELYNX.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:34:44 -0600
Thanks for the insight Kim. The USDA Plant Database for this species is at this 
link: http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=LOMO2. 

It provides images and distribution and other information so you can detect 
what it is and help eliminate it from the landscape. 


Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs

From: Kimberly G. Smith 
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:44 PM
To: ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.UARK.EDU 
Subject: Re: Link: photos of Cedar Waxwing with orange tail tips instead of 
yellow tail tips 


If you are interested, it is Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii), 
considered an invasive in Arkansas… the pigment is Rhodoxanthin 


 

********************************

Kimberly G. Smith

Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone:  479-575-6359  fax: 479-575-4010

Email:  kgsmith AT uark.edu

********************************

 

From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List [mailto:ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.UARK.EDU] 
On Behalf Of Michael Linz 

Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:46 PM
To: ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
Subject: Re: Link: photos of Cedar Waxwing with orange tail tips instead of 
yellow tail tips 


 

I found Gail's orange tailed Waxwings interesting(as well pretty) so I googled 
to see what I would find...and found these cool facts. I liked the brown-headed 
cowbird fact. 


 

Cool Facts
· The name "waxwing" comes from the waxy red secretions found on the tips of 
the secondaries of some birds. The exact function of these tips is not known, 
but they may help attract mates. 


· Cedar Waxwings with orange instead of yellow tail tips began appearing in 
the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada in the 1960s. The orange color is 
the result of a red pigment picked up from the berries of an introduced species 
of honeysuckle. If a waxwing eats enough of the berries while it is growing a 
tail feather, the tip of the feather will be orange. 


· The Cedar Waxwing is one of the few North American birds that specializes in 
eating fruit. It can survive on fruit alone for several months. Brown-headed 
Cowbirds that are raised in Cedar Waxwing nests typically don’t survive, in 
part because the cowbird chicks can’t develop on such a high-fruit diet. 


· Many birds that eat a lot of fruit separate out the seeds and regurgitate 
them, but the Cedar Waxwing lets them pass right through. Scientists have used 
this trait to estimate how fast waxwings can digest fruits. 


· Because they eat so much fruit, Cedar Waxwings occasionally become 
intoxicated or even die when they run across overripe berries that have started 
to ferment and produce alcohol. 


Michael

 

On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 8:50 PM, Gail Miller  
wrote: 


 Last year I tried to get a photo of a Cedar Waxwing that had orange tail tips 
instead of yellow tail tips. I knew the orange tail was 'diet related' and at 
least two sources suggest honeysuckle as being the cause: "Some cedar waxwings 
have orange tail tips instead of yellow. This is not a normal color variation. 
Rather, the fruit of an introduced species of honeysuckle is known to cause 
cedar waxwings to grow orange-tipped tail feathers". And this comment: "In the 
1960's, people started to cultivate a certain honeysuckle bush for their yards. 
This bush has reddish berries that young Cedar Waxwings feed on during their 
development. The pigment causes their tail tips to turn orange". 


 Because of the water feature in my yard, I’ve been able to get good photos 
this year. If anyone has other suggestions as to the reason for the orange tail 
tips, I’d be interested in more information. 


 Photos can be seen here: 
http://www.pbase.com/gnmimiller/cedar_waxwing_with_orange_tail_tips_instead_of_yellow_tail_tips 


   

  Gail Miller

  Conway (Faulkner Co.) AR

   

 
Subject: Hackberry Flat 11-11-16
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:31:10 -0600
Hello Everyone,

Mary and I did our HF survey last Thursday on Veteran's Day.  Even with
hunting season
open, there were quite a few waterfowl around.  At the last stop on our
survey, a huge flock
of Plovers flew in and landed out in the mud on the S boundary.  550 or so
birds all total of
which were ~450 Killdeer.  We have never seen a flock that size of
Killdeer.  Mixed in were
the American Golden Plovers and Black-bellied Plovers and 75 or so Least
Sandpipers.

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ML2x1954 AT gmail.com

Tillman - Hackberry Flat WMA Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Nov 11, 2016 11:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
11.0 mile(s)
63 species (+11 other taxa)

Greater White-fronted Goose  78
Snow Goose  24
Ross's Goose  9
Snow/Ross's Goose  15
Cackling Goose  8
Canada Goose  58
Cackling/Canada Goose  175
Gadwall  113
American Wigeon  162
Mallard  61
Blue-winged Teal  8
Northern Shoveler  46
Northern Pintail  137
Green-winged Teal  228
teal sp.  600     Block count 20's with the hens sitting across the lake on
the far shore.
Canvasback  31
Redhead  114
Ring-necked Duck  26
Lesser Scaup  12
Greater/Lesser Scaup  2
Bufflehead  34
Hooded Merganser  6
Ruddy Duck  283
duck sp.  2000
Northern Bobwhite  5
Pied-billed Grebe  63
Horned Grebe  13
Eared Grebe  27
Horned/Eared Grebe  10
American White Pelican  6
American Bittern  1
Great Blue Heron  5
Great Egret  4
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1     Adult.  Large white facial patch with
black below and through eye.  Longish neck .
Glossy/White-faced Ibis  46     Actual count.
Turkey Vulture  3
Northern Harrier  67
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Accipiter sp.  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
American Coot  1500
Sandhill Crane  48
Black-necked Stilt  1     not sure if this bird is injured.  Still feeding
in the Weir unit which is the only place we've seen it.
American Avocet  5
Black-bellied Plover  14     Thick billed, black and white with no gold.
American Golden-Plover  3     Smaller, thin bill.  Light and dark brown
feathering with brown cap and distinct supercillium.
Killdeer  540     Block counted in 10's.  This huge group came in to a
plowed mudflat along with almost every other shorebird we counted except
the STSA and LBDO.
Least Sandpiper  100
Pectoral Sandpiper  3
peep sp.  75
Long-billed Dowitcher  213     Actual count.
Wilson's Snipe  2
Greater Yellowlegs  118
Lesser Yellowlegs  27     Actual count.  Thin, straight bill slightly wider
than the head width, much smaller when compared to the GRYE is the same
grouping.
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  15
Mourning Dove  40
Great Horned Owl  1
American Kestrel  6
Merlin  1
Prairie Falcon  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Loggerhead Shrike  2
Horned Lark  6
Northern Mockingbird  1
American Pipit  5
Dark-eyed Junco  2
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Vesper Sparrow  9
Savannah Sparrow  52
Red-winged Blackbird  150
Western Meadowlark  2
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  38
Brewer's Blackbird  65
Common Grackle  14

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S32581166
Subject: Vermilion Flycatcher
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:42:21 +0000
Hello All,

 The male vermilion flycatcher that was found on November 1st just south of 
Young's Lake in Washington County was seen again this morning in the same 
place. It was actively feeding in the brushy area between the ponds. At 
Tallgrass Wetlands north of Copan Lake a Le Conte's sparrow and 5 sedge wrens 
were seen. 



Mark Peterson

Bartlesville
Subject: Master Birder Program
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis AT CABLELYNX.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:34:43 -0600
The Atlanta Audubon Society offers a Master Birder program (see the link 
below). Here we have Master Gardeners and Master Naturalist but I have not 
heard of a Master Birder program being proposed elsewhere. Should this be 
something that could be initiated for birders? Audubon says there mission is to 
connect people with birds. 


http://www.atlantaaudubon.org/master-birder-program

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs, AR
Subject: Red Slough today
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:29:42 -0600
I'm not doing a bird survey at Red Slough this week as there are 5 Tuesdays
this month and I only do four surveys a month and am really busy disking
this week while conditions are dry.  While opening valves on Otter Lake this
morning, for flooding unit 27A, I saw a Tree Swallow (new late date for RS)
and a Horned Grebe (rare at RS).  Also noted a couple FOS species:
Dark-eyed Juncos and American Pipits.  And of interest to any Lep people was
our first Common Mestra (vagrant Tropical Butterfly - got pics!).  Also,
Terry Stuart reports Sandhill Cranes flying over unit 5 today.

 

David Arbour
Subject: Winter Migrants
From: Nancy Vicars <nancy.vicars AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:11:07 +0000
The OKC Audubon Tuesday morning birders visited Joe B. Barnes Park in Midwest 
City, OK this morning.  It was perfect weather, chilly but clear and calm!! 

The best bird of the day had to be a Hermit Thrush. 
Cedar Waxwings, Yellow-rumped and Orange-crowned Warblers, American Goldfinch, 
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Harris's Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Brown 
Creepers were also found. 

There was a murder of American Crows probably 40-50 plucking pecans from the 
trees all around the park. The usual suspects included Red-Shouldered and 
Red-tailed Hawks, an American Kestrel, many Eastern Bluebird and American 
Robins, House Finch, Carolina Wrens, Northern Flickers, Red-bellied and 
Downy Woodpeckers. 

Nancy Vicars
Subject: Woodward County Results
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:31:46 -0600
Greetings,

I spent a full day in Woodward County on Saturday with outstanding results. A 
total of 77 species were seen for the day within the county. I'm close to 200 
species now for the county. I think a dead of winter trip and an early fall 
trip could get me there. Woodward County is one of my favorite places to bird 
in Oklahoma and I am always happy to have company of anyone is interested in 
birding up there. 


Highlights:
Common Loon - 1 (Fort Supply Res)
Western Grebe - 1 (Fort Supply Res)
Marsh Wren - 1 (Hwy 270 Marsh from public road)
Mountain Bluebird - 100+ (Throughout the county)
Townsend's Solitaire 2 (1 at Fort Supply Res and 1 at Boiling Springs SP)
Hermit Thrush - 1 (Boiling Springs SP) A new bird for the county as far as 
eBird is concerned 

American Tree Sparrow - 6 (Roads north of Mooreland
Swamp Sparrow - 1 (Boiling Springs) A new bird for he County as far as eBird is 
concerned 


Thanks,
Cameron Carver
OKC


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Black vultures
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2016 21:42:30 +0000
Flock of 10 soared way overhead and 3 right over our heads this aft at
Okemah Lake. Also seeing large flocks of robins coming through
Subject: Woodward County Birding Tomorrow
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:19:58 -0600
Greetings,

I'm considering a day trip to Woodward County tomorrow. I will be leaving OKC 
pretty early and may not get back until late, but if anyone is interested in 
joining me please contact me. 


Thanks,
Cameron Carver
OKC

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch in SE OKC
From: Nancy Vicars <nancy.vicars AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:49:39 +0000
 What a nice surprise, heard and seen during my morning walk in a neighbor's 
pine tree. 

Nancy Vicars
Subject: Wed PM
From: Steve Davis <spd8109 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 01:55:49 -0600
Mary and I got out for a little birding Wed PM. There was no water and no
birds at Rose Lake, but we had our bird of the day--a male Belted
Kingfisher, with fish--at Lake Overholser, along with White Pelicans,
gulls, cormorants and peeps. At Hefner, we had some of the same, plus many
Redheads and Coots out on the water, with a few Pintails interspersed.
There were 8 Great Egrets in the dredged water treatment pond on the north
side of the dam, along with a couple of deer (around the edge).
--steve d. and mary l.
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Nov. 8
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 20:21:10 -0600
It was overcast, cool, and a little windy on the survey today.  79 species
were found.  Amazingly, just four days short of our late date for
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Red Slough, I encountered a pair with a
brood of four half grown young.  They will obviously be around for a few
more weeks.  Fortunately they are in the waterfowl refuge area where they
are supposedly safe from hunters.  It was nice to find a Purple Finch today
also, and I'm fairly sure I heard a siskin too.  Ibis', Neotropic
Cormorants, and Common Gallinules still lingering.  Here is my list for
today:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 3 adults (half grown brood of 4 young with
two of the adults.)

Wood Duck - 51

Gadwall - 420

American Wigeon - 2

Mallard - 28

Blue-winged Teal - 1

Northern Shoveler - 55

Northern Pintail - 1

Green-winged Teal - 35

Ring-necked Duck - 139

Hooded Merganser - 2 males

Ruddy Duck - 11

Pied-billed Grebe - 28

Neotropic Cormorant - 2 imm.

Double-crested Cormorant - 33

Great-blue Heron - 8

Great Egret - 117

Little-blue Heron - 1

Cattle Egret - 80

White Ibis - 85

"Plegadis" Ibis - 16

Black Vulture - 2

Turkey Vulture - 21

Northern Harrier - 3

Cooper's Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 4

Virginia Rail - 1

Common Gallinule - 6

American Coot - 473

Killdeer - 72

Greater Yellowlegs - 6

Lesser Yellowlegs - 2

Least Sandpiper - 13

Pectoral Sandpiper - 1

Wilson's Snipe - 218

Mourning Dove - 30

Great-horned Owl - 1

Belted Kingfisher - 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Hairy Woodpecker - 2

Northern Flicker - 10

Pileated Woodpecker - 3

Eastern Phoebe - 12

Blue Jay - 3

American Crow - 118

Fish Crow - 3

Carolina Chickadee - 7

Tufted Titmouse - 1

Brown Creeper - 2

Carolina Wren - 6

House Wren - 3

Winter Wren - 2

Sedge Wren - 3

Marsh Wren - 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet - 4

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 7

Eastern Bluebird - 4

American Robin - 377

Brown Thrasher - 2

Cedar Waxwing - 13

Orange-crowned Warbler - 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 42

Common Yellowthroat - 3

Eastern Towhee - 2

Field Sparrow - 1 

Savannah Sparrow - 1

Fox Sparrow - 2

Song Sparrow - 13

Swamp Sparrow - 14

White-throated Sparrow - 8

White-crowned Sparrow - 2

Northern Cardinal - 5

Red-winged Blackbird - 390

Eastern Meadowlark - 2

Purple Finch - 1

American Goldfinch - 19

 

Odonates:

 

Common Green Darner

Eastern Pondhawk

Blue-faced Meadowhawk

Variegated Meadowhawk

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

 

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Dark-eyed Junco in Edmond
From: "okcbirder AT gmail.com" <okcbirder@GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 14:58:03 -0600
Dark-eyed Junco -- small flock visit. 1st time these winter migrants spotted in 
our backyard this year. Hooray our winter fiends are slowing coming back. 


Dave Woodson
OKCbirder
Subject: Re: Bluebirds in OKC
From: John Shackford <johnshackford AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 11:35:08 -0600
Hi Juliette,

Interesting observation.  I wouldn't install a birdhouse on the strength of
the observation alone (as you say, probably migrants) but if birds hang
around the area for quite a while, especially if it gets into early next
year, a birdhouse might do the trick.

Appreciate your willingness to consider a birdhouse!

All the best,

John Shackford
Edmond

On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 11:01 AM, Juliette <
00000056647f7088-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu> wrote:

> There were 3 Eastern Bluebirds in a field near The Village City Hall
> Sunday, Nov 6. That is near Penn and Hefner in OKC. I assume they are
> migrants since it is the first time we have seen Bluebirds in The Village
> in 25 years.  Would it be worthwhile to install birdhouses in that field to
> encourage them to stay in the spring?
>
> Thanks
> Juliette Hulen
> Oklahoma City, OK
Subject: The OKC crowd does Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 10:47:00 -0600
Cool cloudy morning and a light breeze--not ideal for birding but we 
started early 7:15 and did pretty well. First we re-located the white E. 
Phoebe from yesterday and got good looks. Then we picked a few 
notables--Brown Creeper and Sapsucker(s) and Bald Eagle (imm.) and then 
FOS Harris Sparrow, Am. Pipits and Gtr White-fronted Geese and some fly 
over ducks and gulls (Franklins?) and ended up with 40 species on a less 
than ideal birding day. It took our minds off the election.

A good group...

D.
Subject: Ssuth jenkins White birds
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 09:57:09 -0600
For years we had the late Norma, an almost famous White Redtail and 
yesterday, Randy Soto saw a leucistic DE Junco and this morning I got a 
real good look at a mostly white Eastern Phoebe. A couple of dark spots 
on an overall white and very pretty bird. I hope we can find it tomorrow 
for the OKC bunch who is visiting tomorrow.

D.
Subject: Biodiversity Mapping, Birds and other Species
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis AT CABLELYNX.COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 09:53:28 -0600
For those that like to look at the big biodiversity picture, this sight can 
provide information 



http://biodiversitymapping.org/

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs
Subject: Comanche County Birds
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 04:58:35 +0000
 On Nov 3rd about 20 Sandhill Cranes were heard and then seen flying over our 
neighbourhood.  They were accompanied by several large whitebirds that turned 
out to be . . . . . . White Pelicans.  A few minutes later a female Eastern 
Towhee visited our yard.A Blue-headed was seen in our Yaupon on Nov 4th and we 
had another sighting of a Red-breasted Nuthatch.The Black-bellied 
Whistling-Ducks are still at Liberty Lake as of Nov 5th.An Osprey was seen 
catching a fish in Lake Helen.   Our backyard hadthe following birds: 
White-throated Sparrow, Juncos, 2 Ruby-crownedKinglets,  a Nashville and an 
Orange-crowned Warbler and the resident Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, 
White-breasted Nuthatches Cardinals, Blue Jays, Turkey and Black Vultures, 
White-winged Doves and Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers.This morning, Nov 
6th, we saw 3 Inca Doves in the front yard. 

Kurt & Sharon MeisenzahlLawton, OK
Subject: Re: OOS Special Projects 2017
From: Don Glass <DGlass AT RSU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 22:45:27 +0000
Hi Laurie
Sorry for the delay in responding and i agree with Doug. This sounds like an 
interesting project and hope you will apply for the OOS special project grant. 

Don


Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Doug Wood
Date:11/05/2016 1:31 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: OOS Special Projects 2017

Hi Laurie, I think this is an interesting project and the Special Projects fund 
from OOS includes projects like the one you are suggesting. We don't fund just 
grad student research projects. I'm glad to see someone apply for funds for 
something like this. Just make sure to submit a request to Don and the 
committee will evaluate it. Doug. 


________________________________
From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Laurie Ribitzki 
[lribitzki AT CIMTEL.NET] 

Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 4:45 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] OOS Special Projects 2017


Hello Don,
I have a desire to start a monofiliment line collection system in Oklahoma. I 
need to start small and I want to be funded by folks who care, avoiding federal 
monies. I attended the fall OOS meeting in Jenks and my idea is not 
particularly flashy or on the intellectual level of the grad students who 
presented their research. But, when I look at other states' organized effort to 
rid the waterways and lakes of discarded fishing line, I believe we could 
recycle line with a concerted effort from nature and bird lovers. Just search 
the internet to get a grasp of the damage fishing line does to shore birds and 
you will realize the is a need for this. 
https://www.paws.org/get-involved/take-action is one such website. 


It costs about $40.00 to build a pvc line recycling tube. Most folks survey the 
contents to measure their effectiveness, which would become part of my report. 


So, if your committee thinks that this something you might like to support, any 
money for recycling tubes would be greatly appreciated. Of course, I will 
comply with all rules and be eager to report my results to show you that your 
donation was money well spent. 


Thank you and if you have any questions, my phone number is:  918-243-5515.

Sincerely,

Laurie Ribitzki
464 W. Woodland Dr.
Cleveland, Oklahoma


On November 2, 2016, at 8:42 AM, Don Glass  wrote:


Hello Birders,
My name is Don Glass and I am the current special project chair for the 
Oklahoma Ornithological Society. It is my job to let everyone know about a 
possible small funding source ($500) for anyone doing research or projects 
relating to Oklahoma birds. The proposal for these projects is DUE ON MARCH 1, 
2017. The projects are judged by a committee of OOS members and if awarded can 
provide funding to students, researchers, individuals, or civic groups 
proposing to do work that promotes the “observation, study, and conservation” 
of Oklahoma birds. The requirements and criteria for these projects can be 
found at the OOS website wwwokbirds.org under the special projects tab. If you 
have any questions feel free to contact me at the following email or phone 
number. 

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

Don Glass
OOS Special Projects Chair
dglass AT rsu.edu
918-343-7701
Subject: A few Winter Birds at Lake Hefner OKC
From: "okcbirder AT gmail.com" <okcbirder@GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 13:35:57 -0500
Sue and I drove part of lake Hefner on muddy roads and were greeted by some 
nice flocks of winter migrants. Nice looks at DE Junos, Harris and WC Sparrows. 
Tremendous numbers of Gulls on water, near shore and thousands soaring over 
head as we drove the Dam road. 


Dave and Sue Woodson
okcbirder

Here's a copy of the birds posted on eBird.  

Lake Hefner, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US
Nov 4, 2016 3:35 PM - 5:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: A few Winter Birds ID-ed as we drove Lake Hefner's Prairie Dog Pt 
(Lake-shore park) 

30 species (+4 other taxa)

Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  2
Gadwall  X    On West side near inlet
Mallard (Domestic type)  X
Northern Pintail  X    Small flock with mallards on west side
Double-crested Cormorant X On both side of lake -- flock with gulls and Pelican 
on West side, in middle of lake and on East side as we exited the Dam drive 

American White Pelican  X    On both sides of lake
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret  X
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Perched on snag as we rounded the muddy curve where Park 
service has mowed and made mud holes that Four Wheeler's use to ruin Habitat 

Red-tailed Hawk  1    Flying over park area
American Coot  X
American Avocet  1    Only one lone Avocet near Lakeshore drive
Killdeer  X    Several along shore with un-Id peeps
peep sp. X Large number of peeps along shore line. could not make a positive ID 

Franklin's Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
gull sp. X Thousands of gulls flying overhead as we drove the Dam and more 
thousands in middle of lake 

Forster's Tern 3 Flying near Norht and west side of Dam road as we traveled 
from West to East 

Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  6
American Robin  3    Perched in a tree near
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Dark-eyed Junco X Large number flying back and forth across the road as we 
watched. Made up a mixed feeding flock of WC sparrows, H Finch, G. Finch, YR 
Warblers and Cardinals 

White-crowned Sparrow  X
Harris's Sparrow  1    Perched on snag gave a long look
Northern Cardinal  X
Eastern Meadowlark  X
Common Grackle  X
House Finch  X
American Goldfinch  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32380716

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Lucky Whooping Crane spot
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 01:11:31 +0000
Howdy,  Was up in Blaine County today up near Southard with Jeremy Ross and a 
few others. Had a few groups of Sandhill Cranes moving through.  Jeremy 
spotted an adult Whooping Crane with one of the groups moving south.  It 
circled in view for a number of minutes, before it and the group set wing 
heading somewhat to the SSW.  Clearly a lucky spot--thanks to Jeremy.CHEERS, 
               JOE Grzybowski  
Subject: Re: OOS Special Projects 2017
From: Laurie Ribitzki <lribitzki AT CIMTEL.NET>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 16:45:37 -0500
Hello Don,
I have a desire to start a monofiliment line collection system in Oklahoma. I 
need to start small and I want to be funded by folks who care, avoiding federal 
monies. I attended the fall OOS meeting in Jenks and my idea is not 
particularly flashy or on the intellectual level of the grad students who 
presented their research. But, when I look at other states' organized effort to 
rid the waterways and lakes of discarded fishing line, I believe we could 
recycle line with a concerted effort from nature and bird lovers. Just search 
the internet to get a grasp of the damage fishing line does to shore birds and 
you will realize the is a need for this. 
https://www.paws.org/get-involved/take-action is one such website. 


It costs about $40.00 to build a pvc line recycling tube. Most folks survey the 
contents to measure their effectiveness, which would become part of my report. 


So, if your committee thinks that this something you might like to support, any 
money for recycling tubes would be greatly appreciated. Of course, I will 
comply with all rules and be eager to report my results to show you that your 
donation was money well spent. 


Thank you and if you have any questions, my phone number is:  918-243-5515.

Sincerely,

Laurie Ribitzki
464 W. Woodland Dr.
Cleveland, Oklahoma




On November 2, 2016, at 8:42 AM, Don Glass  wrote:

 


Hello Birders,

My name is Don Glass and I am the current special project chair for the 
Oklahoma Ornithological Society. It is my job to let everyone know about a 
possible small funding source ($500) for anyone doing research or projects 
relating to Oklahoma birds. The proposal for these projects is DUE ON MARCH 1, 
2017. The projects are judged by a committee of OOS members and if awarded can 
provide funding to students, researchers, individuals, or civic groups 
proposing to do work that promotes the “observation, study, and 
conservation” of Oklahoma birds. The requirements and criteria for these 
projects can be found at the OOS website wwwokbirds.org under the special 
projects tab. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at the 
following email or phone number. 


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


Don Glass

OOS Special Projects Chair

dglass AT rsu.edu

918-343-7701

 
Subject: Cats, Birds, and other wildlife - a study
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis AT CABLELYNX.COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 09:46:27 -0500


http://wildlife.org/jwm-study-domestic-cat-attacks-cause-variety-of-wildlife-deaths/ 


Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs
Subject: Red Slough today
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 20:58:15 -0500
A few notable birds observed while working at Red Slough today:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2

Neotropic Cormorant - 1

Anhinga - 1

Barn Swallow - 2

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: OOS Special Projects 2017
From: Don Glass <DGlass AT RSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 13:42:20 +0000
Hello Birders,
My name is Don Glass and I am the current special project chair for the 
Oklahoma Ornithological Society. It is my job to let everyone know about a 
possible small funding source ($500) for anyone doing research or projects 
relating to Oklahoma birds. The proposal for these projects is DUE ON MARCH 1, 
2017. The projects are judged by a committee of OOS members and if awarded can 
provide funding to students, researchers, individuals, or civic groups 
proposing to do work that promotes the "observation, study, and conservation" 
of Oklahoma birds. The requirements and criteria for these projects can be 
found at the OOS website wwwokbirds.org under the special projects tab. If you 
have any questions feel free to contact me at the following email or phone 
number. 

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

Don Glass
OOS Special Projects Chair
dglass AT rsu.edu
918-343-7701
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Nov. 1
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 20:58:57 -0500
It was mostly cloudy, warm, and windy on the bird survey today.  79 species
were found.  Most of the waterfowl from last week have moved on.  I arrived
at first light and surveyed the rookery on Pintail Lake first getting good
numbers of ibis and egrets for this late in the year.  Still a few
gallinules lingering as well as Neotropic Cormorants.  Duck season starts
this weekend which will change everything.  Here is my list for today:

 

Wood Duck - 82

Gadwall - 170

American Wigeon - 2

Mallard - 31

Blue-winged Teal - 86

Northern Shoveler - 134

Northern Pintail - 26

Green-winged Teal - 639

Ring-necked Duck - 71

Ruddy Duck - 4

Pied-billed Grebe - 48

Neotropic Cormorant - 3 imm.

Double-crested Cormorant - 17

Great-blue Heron - 20

Great Egret - 66

Snowy Egret - 16

Little-blue Heron - 1

Cattle Egret - 60

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1

White Ibis - 107

"Plegadis" Ibis - 21

Black Vulture - 41

Turkey Vulture - 18

Northern Harrier - 2

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 4

Red-tailed Hawk - 2

Small falcon species - 1

Virginia Rail - 1

Purple Gallinule - 1 juv.

Common Gallinule - 3

American Coot - 622

Killdeer - 26

Greater Yellowlegs - 5

Lesser Yellowlegs - 5

Least Sandpiper - 36

Pectoral Sandpiper - 1

Stilt Sandpiper - 2

Long-billed Dowitcher - 42

Wilson's Snipe - 57

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-headed Woodpecker - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 3

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Northern Flicker - 10

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 14

Blue Jay - 6

American Crow - 131

Carolina Chickadee - 7

Tufted Titmouse - 5

Carolina Wren - 5

Bewick's Wren - 1

House Wren - 4

Sedge Wren - 2

Marsh Wren - 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 6

Eastern Bluebird - 1

Hermit Thrush - 2

American Robin - 125

Brown Thrasher - 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2

Common Yellowthroat - 1

Eastern Towhee - 1 (also 1 hybrid towhee)

Vesper Sparrow - 2

Savannah Sparrow - 7

LeConte's Sparrow - 1

Song Sparrow - 7

Lincoln's Sparrow - 1

Swamp Sparrow - 10

White-throated Sparrow - 2

White-crowned Sparrow - 2

Northern Cardinal - 6

Red-winged Blackbird - 1620

Eastern Meadowlark - 4

American Goldfinch - 1

 

Odonates:

 

Familiar Bluet

Orange Bluet

Eastern Pondhawk

Blue Dasher

Eastern Amberwing

Blue-faced Meadowhawk

Variegated Meadowhawk

Wandering Glider

Striped Saddlebags 

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

 

Also:  

 

White-tipped Black Moth - ~12

 

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Yukon City Park
From: Nancy Vicars <nancy.vicars AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 20:56:32 +0000
The Tuesday morning birders found a Blue-headed Vireo, numerous Ruby-crowned 
Kinglets, three Brown Creepers and two Eastern Phoebes.  

Numerous Eastern Bluebirds, House Finch, and Dark-eyed Juncos.  Dipped on 
winter sparrows. 

Nancy Vicars
Subject: November Migration Report
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 13:41:33 -0500
Dear OKBirders,

 

A shorter list this month!  Both arrivals and departures are listed here. 

 

November Arrivals

 

White-winged Scoter                                     November 5 - C, NE

Black Scoter                                                        November
11 - NE

Long-tailed Duck                                              November 20 -
PAN, NW, SW, C, SC, NE

Common Goldeneye                                      November 8 - ALL

Common Merganser                                      November 6 - ALL

Ross's Goose                                                     November 9
- ALL

Trumpeter Swan                                              November 15 -
NW, SW, C, NE

Tundra Swan                                                      November 15
-  ALL

Red-throated Loon                                         November 8 - C, NE

Pacific Loon                                                        November
10 - C, NE

Northern Goshawk                                         November 26 - PAN

Thayer's Gull                                                      November
15 - NW, C, NE, SE rare in Le Flore Co. only

Glaucous Gull                                                    November 11
- NW, C, NE

Northern Shrike                                               November 24 -
PAN

Lapland Longspur                                             November 6 -
ALL

Smith's Longspur                                              November 4 -
SW rare in Comanche Co only, C, NE

American Tree Sparrow                                November 2 - PAN, NW
and November 8 - C, NE

Harris's Sparrow                                               November 6 -
SW, SC, SE

Cassin's Finch                                                     November
25 - PAN rare in Cimarron Co only

Red Crossbill                                                      November
4 - ALL

 

November Departures

 

Blue-winged Teal                                             November 1 -
PAN

American White Pelican                                November 26 - PAN

American Bittern                                              November 25 -
ALL

Great Egret                                                         November
18 - PAN, NW

Little Blue Heron                                              November 5 -
SE

Cattle Egret                                                        November
6 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE, Texas and Beaver Cos. Only in PAN

Black-crowned Night-Heron                        November 18 - NW, SW, C, NE

Neotropic Cormorant                                     November 4  - S.
McCurtain Co. only

King Rail
November 25 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Sora
November 14 - PAN, NW, SW, C, SC, NE

Turkey Vulture                                                  November 12
- PAN, NW, SW, C, NE

Osprey
November 27 - ALL

Greater Yellowlegs                                          November 16 -
PAN

Lesser Yellowlegs                                             November 10 -
NW, C, SC, NE and November20 - SW, SE

Common Gallinule                                           November 16 - SE
Rare in Bryan, Choctaw, S. McCurtain Co

Sandhill Crane                                                   November 30
- PAN, C, SC, NE

Whooping Crane                                              November 10 - NW
rare in Alfalfa Co. only, SW rare in Tillman Co. only

American Avocet                                             November 30 -
NW, SW, C, SC, NE east to Nowata, Rogers, Wagoner and Muskogee Cos. Only, SE
east to Pittsburg, Atoka and McCurtain Cos. Only

Black-bellied Plover                                        November 15 -
ALL

American Golden-Plover                              November 15 - NW, SW, C,
SC, NE, SE

Forster's Tern                                                    November 4
- PAN, NW, SW

Baird's Sandpiper                                             November 15 -
ALL

Least Sandpiper                                                November 1 -
PAN

Pectoral Sandpiper                                          November 8 - ALL

Long-billed Dowitcher                                    November 15 - PAN,
NW, C, NE

Wilson's Snipe                                                   November 25
- PAN

Rufous Hummingbird                                     November 20 - PAN, SW

Peregrine Falcon                                              November 8 -
ALL

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher                                November 18 - NW,
SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Blue-headed Vireo                                          November 1 - NW,
SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Fish Crow
November 1 - C west to Payne, Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain cos only, SC
Pontotoc, Johnston and Marshall cos only, NE, SE

Tree Swallow                                                     November 1
- SW, C, SC, NE, SE

House Wren                                                       November 6
- PAN, NW

Common Yellowthroat                                  November 8 - SW, C, NE

Chipping Sparrow                                            November 22 -
PAN, NW

Vesper Sparrow                                               November 23 -
NW, C, NE

Lark Sparrow                                                      November 1
- NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Savannah Sparrow                                          November 1 - PAN

Grasshopper Sparrow                                    November 2 - NW, C,
NE

Nelson's Sparrow                                             November 1 -
NE, SE

 

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: Vermilion Flycatcher
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 12:57:03 -0500
Sounds like Black-headed Gull to me. There was one in Kansas a couple of weeks 
ago 


PJ

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 1, 2016, at 12:35 PM, Mary Peterson  wrote:
> 
> Hello All,
> 
> I went up to Copan Lake this morning, starting on the south side of Young's 
Lake, which is just south of Copan Lake. I was on County Road 1000 looking at 
sparrows and myrtle warblers, when I saw a small, mostly red bird perched on a 
branch about 50 feet away. It was about the size of the many myrtle warblers 
present. The crown, throat, breast and belly were a brilliant red. The back of 
the head, back, tail and wings were dark gray/brown. There was a dark mask 
extending from the bill, through the eye to the back of the head. I observed 
this bird for about a minute through binoculars and scope at 30X before it flew 
off. It was near the ponds that are just south of Young's Lake. 

> 
> I also stopped at Copan Point. Among the hundreds of Franklin's gulls on the 
beach was one that was completely white, except for a light tan smudge where 
the hood is on the nearby Franklins gulls. This bird was the same size as the 
Franklin's gulls and had a red bill and bright pink legs and feet. 

> 
> 
> Mark Peterson
> 
> Bartlesville
Subject: Vermilion Flycatcher
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 17:35:00 +0000
Hello All,

 I went up to Copan Lake this morning, starting on the south side of Young's 
Lake, which is just south of Copan Lake. I was on County Road 1000 looking at 
sparrows and myrtle warblers, when I saw a small, mostly red bird perched on a 
branch about 50 feet away. It was about the size of the many myrtle warblers 
present. The crown, throat, breast and belly were a brilliant red. The back of 
the head, back, tail and wings were dark gray/brown. There was a dark mask 
extending from the bill, through the eye to the back of the head. I observed 
this bird for about a minute through binoculars and scope at 30X before it flew 
off. It was near the ponds that are just south of Young's Lake. 


 I also stopped at Copan Point. Among the hundreds of Franklin's gulls on the 
beach was one that was completely white, except for a light tan smudge where 
the hood is on the nearby Franklins gulls. This bird was the same size as the 
Franklin's gulls and had a red bill and bright pink legs and feet. 



Mark Peterson

Bartlesville
Subject: Nuthatch on Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 12:30:02 -0500
Earlier this week Caleb and his crew saw two Red-breasted Nuthatches 
near the parking place on Jenkins, I came by later and missed 
completely. Yesterday, Roy McGraw had a nuthatch silhouetted against the 
rising sun at the same place but couldn't get any light on it. I of 
course got there too late. This morning I was out real early (for me), 
15 minutes before sunup, and tried the call and had one come right in. 
FOE (First of Ever) for me down there. Other notables this week Song, 
Swamp and Lincoln's Sparrow and 5 Northern Pintails, all hens..

D,
Subject: Reb-breasted Nuthatch
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 15:49:19 +0000
 We saw a Red-breasted Nuthatch this morning.  He was seen briefly in and 
around our backyard mist* and two minutes later we got a muchbetter look as he 
visited the big cottonwood.  A Red-breasted Nuthatchhas not been seen in our 
yard since Jan 2013. 

* We have a small hose with an attachment that allows for a light mistto fall 
on our back fence and the nearby Turks Cap - year round aslong as it is above 
freezing. 

Kurt & Sharon MeisenzahlLawton, OK
Subject: Last call for abstracts - Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference
From: "O Connell, Tim" <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:55:11 +0000
Dear OKBirders,

If you’d like to deliver a presentation to the Oklahoma Natural Resources 
Conference in February, then now is the time. The deadline for abstract 
submission is tomorrow. 


~Tim O’Connell
Stillwater

http://www.oknrc.com/

Hosted by the Oklahoma Chapters of The Wildlife Society, American Fisheries 
Society, Society for Range Management, Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council, 
Prescribed Fire Council, the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Oklahoma 
Ornithological Society, Oklahoma Division of Society of American Foresters and 
the Oklahoma Game Warden Association. 


Abstracts for paper and poster presentations are now being accepted for the 
Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference being held on February 22-24, 2017 at the 
Hyatt Regency Tulsa in Tulsa, OK. Professionals and students are encouraged to 
submit abstracts. Acceptable subject matter topics in natural resources 
include: range, wildlife, fisheries, forestry and environmental sciences. 


Deadline for submission is November 1, 2016.

Abstract submission requirements:

  1.  Indicate if you are a professional or student.
 2. Indicate which professional society you would like your abstract to be 
affiliated with. 

  3.  Indicate format type (oral presentation or poster).
  4.  Limit abstract length to 250 words.
 5. Abstracts will include 1) title; 2) author and employer or school; 3) a 
statement of justification for the program or research; 4) a statement of 
program or research objectives or hypotheses tested; 5) brief description of 
methods; 6) concise presentation of salient findings; 7) implications of 
findings; and 8) keywords. Do not include tables, appendices, or literature 
cited. Submit abstracts as e-mail attachments in Microsoft Word. 

  6.  All incomplete submissions will be rejected.
 7. Submit all abstracts to 
oknaturalresources AT gmail.com. 



Additional information:

  1.  Only 20 poster presentations will be accepted.
 2. Only tripod poster easels will be provided by the OKNRC. Presenters will 
need to provide a solid backing for their posters. 

 3. No internet access will be provided for presentations. The time limit for 
presentations is 20 minutes, which will include 15 minutes for the presentation 
and 5 minutes for questions. 




Example abstract:

Chickasaw Plum:  Growth and Use by Nesting Birds in Oklahoma
STACY W. DUNKIN, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, 
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA 

FRED S. GUTHERY, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, 
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA 

RODNEY E. WILL, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma 
State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA 

ABSTRACT Management of rangelands for wildlife and livestock entails 
understanding growth of clonal shrubs such as Chickasaw plum (Prunus 
angustifolia) and wildlife use of clones as related to their age. We studied 
growth of plum and use by nesting birds in 3 north-central Oklahoma counties 
during 2006–2008. Based on age determined from growth rings in roots, stands 
expanded in area at a rate of 31.0 m2/yr (95% CL = 26.5–35.6 m2/yr); this 
rate was highly variable within and among study sties. We inferred 4 species 
nesting in plum based on nest construction and observed 5 species. Nesting 
species included Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii), blue grosbeak (Passerina 
caerulea), brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), field sparrow (Spizella pusilla), 
greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), mourning dove (Zenaida macroura), 
northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), northern mockingbird (Mimus 
polyglottos), and painted bunting (P. ciris). Bell’s vireos and field 
sparrows nested in younger stems (average age = 7 yr) than the other species 
(average age = 12–15 yr). The results indicated that relatively old (≥10 
yr) stands of Chickasaw plum are important components of habitat for this 
shrub-nesting guild. 


KEY WORDS age of nest substrate, Chickasaw plum, nesting, Oklahoma, 
shrub-nesting birds, Bell’s vireo, painted bunting,Passerina ciris, Vireo 
bellii. 


Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:52:55 +0000
Disc too.


-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of EUGENE YOUNG
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2016 10:27 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016
Importance: High

Neat idea...hope it works out. Good luck. Can always mow if you can't burn. 
Gene 


Eugene A. Young


Agriculture, Science & Engineering
1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310
Tonkawa, OK, 74653-0310
Phone: 580-628-6482
Fax: 580-628-6209
E-Mail: Eugene.Young AT noc.edu
Website: www.noc.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2016 8:06 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Dan, it was a pleasant surprise when the City of Durant approached the Biology 
Department at Southeastern with a proposal to convert the abandoned country 
club to an ecopark. Drs. Tim Patton, Erica Corbett, and myself are helping plan 
the management of the park with wildlife and habitat as a major focus. The 
property is 140 acres on the southeast corner of Durant. Habitats include open 
grassland (although we won't be able to burn it due to surrounding context like 
the casino, airport, and sports complex), 4 ponds and 2 wetland units that will 
be managed with a moist soil management regime, early successional forest, and 
some remnant Crosstimbers forest. We plan on having an observation platform 
over the wetland units and there will be a walking/biking trail around the 
periphery. The northern portion of the property is going to be a "bird 
sanctuary". Plans also include butterfly habitat, native grass area, some 
windbreaks etc. The city is going to let us use it as a teaching property 
essentially where we can take our zoology, orn, mammal, herp, ich, etc classes. 
We will inventory the flora and fauna annually. I think it will be a nice 
migrant trap during spring/fall plus nice spot for waterfowl in winter. The 
project is just beginning, but I'm optimistic. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Dan Reinking
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2016 7:56 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Doug,
Your bird list contains a nice variety and bodes well for this location as a 
birding spot. Tell us more about this new "ecopark." Size, location, habitats, 
ownership and management, how it came to be, etc. 

Dan Reinking
Sutton Avian Research Center

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:09 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Phillip Leonard and I did a quick spin around the new Durant Ecopark this 
afternoon. Huge flocks of Franklin's Gulls flying over. Doug. 



________________________________________
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu]
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:06 PM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Durant Ecopark, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Oct 30, 2016 5:10 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Initial walk around survey of the new Durant Ecopark.
45 species

Canada Goose  18
Blue-winged Teal  3
Green-winged Teal  11
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  11
Long-billed Dowitcher  1
Wilson's Snipe  2
Greater Yellowlegs  12
Franklin's Gull  5000     Their were large flocks flying over the whole
time. This is a minimum estimate as the flocks continued over as we left the 
site. 

Ring-billed Gull  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  3
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  5
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Eastern Bluebird  6
American Robin  7
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  40
American Pipit  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Chipping Sparrow  9
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-throated Sparrow  8
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  10
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Common Grackle  3
House Finch  2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32303838

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:26:42 +0000
Neat idea...hope it works out. Good luck. Can always mow if you can't burn. 
Gene 


Eugene A. Young


Agriculture, Science & Engineering
1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310
Tonkawa, OK, 74653-0310
Phone: 580-628-6482
Fax: 580-628-6209
E-Mail: Eugene.Young AT noc.edu
Website: www.noc.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2016 8:06 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Dan, it was a pleasant surprise when the City of Durant approached the Biology 
Department at Southeastern with a proposal to convert the abandoned country 
club to an ecopark. Drs. Tim Patton, Erica Corbett, and myself are helping plan 
the management of the park with wildlife and habitat as a major focus. The 
property is 140 acres on the southeast corner of Durant. Habitats include open 
grassland (although we won't be able to burn it due to surrounding context like 
the casino, airport, and sports complex), 4 ponds and 2 wetland units that will 
be managed with a moist soil management regime, early successional forest, and 
some remnant Crosstimbers forest. We plan on having an observation platform 
over the wetland units and there will be a walking/biking trail around the 
periphery. The northern portion of the property is going to be a "bird 
sanctuary". Plans also include butterfly habitat, native grass area, some 
windbreaks etc. The city is going to let us use it as a teaching property 
essentially where we can take our zoology, orn, mammal, herp, ich, etc classes. 
We will inventory the flora and fauna annually. I think it will be a nice 
migrant trap during spring/fall plus nice spot for waterfowl in winter. The 
project is just beginning, but I'm optimistic. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Dan Reinking
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2016 7:56 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Doug,
Your bird list contains a nice variety and bodes well for this location as a 
birding spot. Tell us more about this new "ecopark." Size, location, habitats, 
ownership and management, how it came to be, etc. 

Dan Reinking
Sutton Avian Research Center

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:09 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Phillip Leonard and I did a quick spin around the new Durant Ecopark this 
afternoon. Huge flocks of Franklin's Gulls flying over. Doug. 



________________________________________
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu]
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:06 PM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Durant Ecopark, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Oct 30, 2016 5:10 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Initial walk around survey of the new Durant Ecopark.
45 species

Canada Goose  18
Blue-winged Teal  3
Green-winged Teal  11
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  11
Long-billed Dowitcher  1
Wilson's Snipe  2
Greater Yellowlegs  12
Franklin's Gull  5000     Their were large flocks flying over the whole
time. This is a minimum estimate as the flocks continued over as we left the 
site. 

Ring-billed Gull  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  3
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  5
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Eastern Bluebird  6
American Robin  7
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  40
American Pipit  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Chipping Sparrow  9
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-throated Sparrow  8
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  10
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Common Grackle  3
House Finch  2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32303838

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:06:14 +0000
Dan, it was a pleasant surprise when the City of Durant approached the Biology 
Department at Southeastern with a proposal to convert the abandoned country 
club to an ecopark. Drs. Tim Patton, Erica Corbett, and myself are helping plan 
the management of the park with wildlife and habitat as a major focus. The 
property is 140 acres on the southeast corner of Durant. Habitats include open 
grassland (although we won't be able to burn it due to surrounding context like 
the casino, airport, and sports complex), 4 ponds and 2 wetland units that will 
be managed with a moist soil management regime, early successional forest, and 
some remnant Crosstimbers forest. We plan on having an observation platform 
over the wetland units and there will be a walking/biking trail around the 
periphery. The northern portion of the property is going to be a "bird 
sanctuary". Plans also include butterfly habitat, native grass area, some 
windbreaks etc. The city is going to let us use it as a teaching property 
essentially where we can take our zoology, orn, mammal, herp, ich, etc classes. 
We will inventory the flora and fauna annually. I think it will be a nice 
migrant trap during spring/fall plus nice spot for waterfowl in winter. The 
project is just beginning, but I'm optimistic. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Dan Reinking
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2016 7:56 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Doug,
Your bird list contains a nice variety and bodes well for this location as a 
birding spot. Tell us more about this new "ecopark." Size, location, habitats, 
ownership and management, how it came to be, etc. 

Dan Reinking
Sutton Avian Research Center

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:09 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Phillip Leonard and I did a quick spin around the new Durant Ecopark this 
afternoon. Huge flocks of Franklin's Gulls flying over. Doug. 



________________________________________
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu]
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:06 PM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Oct 30, 2016

Durant Ecopark, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Oct 30, 2016 5:10 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Initial walk around survey of the new Durant Ecopark.
45 species

Canada Goose  18
Blue-winged Teal  3
Green-winged Teal  11
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  11
Long-billed Dowitcher  1
Wilson's Snipe  2
Greater Yellowlegs  12
Franklin's Gull  5000     Their were large flocks flying over the whole
time. This is a minimum estimate as the flocks continued over as we left the 
site. 

Ring-billed Gull  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  3
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  5
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Eastern Bluebird  6
American Robin  7
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  40
American Pipit  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Chipping Sparrow  9
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-throated Sparrow  8
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  10
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Common Grackle  3
House Finch  2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32303838

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