Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sightings for Elderhostel birding in Northwestern Arkansas, May 2008

Species seen from 5/11/2008 to 5/16/2008

Great Blue Heron - several
Great Egret - Centerton
Green Heron - Devil's Den

Canada Goose - several groups
Mallard - Centerton
Blue-winged Teal - Centerton
Common Merganser - Waldron Ranch pond

Black Vulture - several
Turkey Vulture - everywhere

Bald Eagle - 2 flying at Waldron Ranches
Cooper's Hawk - 3 sightings from moving vehicle
Red-shouldered Hawk - 2 sightings, ditto
Red-tailed Hawk - several, ditto

American Kestrel - Ag Center Park, flying, found by Gloria

American Coot - Centerton

Killdeer - several places

Short-billed Dowitcher - Centerton
Long-billed Dowitcher - Waldron Ranch ponds
Greater Yellowlegs - Waldron Ranch ponds
Lesser Yellowlegs - Centerton, may have been Greater
Spotted Sandpiper - Centerton and Ranch ponds
Semipalmated Sandpiper - Centerton
White-rumped Sandpiper - Centerton, found by Margaret
Wilson's Phalarope - Centerton

Ring-billed Gull - AR river, seen by Kathy

Caspian Tern - about twenty at Centerton

Rock Pigeon - Ag Center and other places
Eurasian Collared-Dove - several seen from vehicle
Mourning Dove - many in lots of places

Greater Roadrunner - Runestone Park, OK

Barred Owl - driving into DD, seen from front seats

Common Nighthawk - Buffalo Road
Chuck-will's-widow - Buffalo Road
Whip-poor-will - Buffalo Road

Chimney Swift - many in several places

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Feeders at DD, others also

Belted Kingfisher - DD, near Maysville at river bridge

Red-headed Woodpecker - RCW area on Buffalo Road
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Several places
Downy Woodpecker - Gloria's cabin, Spring Hill Park, others
Red-cockaded Woodpecker - RCW recovery area, Ouachita Nat Forest
Northern Flicker - Ag Park, somewher else (?)
Pileated Woodpecker - several heard, seen flying at Boles

Olive-sided Flycatcher - Cartwright Mountain
Eastern Wood-Pewee - several, Cartwright
Empid sp - Huckabee Nature Center
Acadian Flycatcher - A few, scattered sites
Eastern Phoebe - Many heard, some seen
Great Crested Flycatcher - Several, best sighting at Waldron fishing lake
Eastern Kingbird - Many, red crown seen at DD
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - along roads everywhere

Purple Martin - Best at Lum and Abner's Store
Tree Swallow - a few individuals
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - At Mikey's in Winslow, DD
Cliff Swallow - large nesting flock at Spring Hill Park
Barn Swallow - All over open country

Cedar Waxwing - Spring Hill, L&A

Carolina Wren - Many calling, some seen

Gray Catbird - Spring Hill
Northern Mockingbird - Gadzooks
Brown Thrasher - Boles

Eastern Bluebird - Quite a few on rural wires and such
Swainson's Thrush - DD, Cartwright
Wood Thrush - DD, Cartwright
American Robin - All over

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Several, best on Buffalo Road, Huckabee

Carolina Chickadee - Here and there
Tufted Titmouse - More heres and theres

Brown-headed Nuthatch - RCW area
White-breasted Nuthatch - Many in many places

Blue Jay - Everywhere
American Crow - Everywhere
Fish Crow - heard and seen at DD, Ranch ponds

European Starling - Everywhere, mostly

House Sparrow - The usual places

White-eyed Vireo - Calling at Huckabee
Bell's Vireo - Calling at Huckabee
Yellow-throated Vireo - Best from Gloria's porch in DD
Philadelphia Vireo - Cartwright
Red-eyed Vireo - All woodland stops

House Finch - L&A
Red Crossbill - RCW area
American Goldfinch - best at DD feeders

Tennessee Warbler - Several in woods
Nashville Warbler - DD
Northern Parula - Many calling, seen well at Sprinh Hill
Yellow Warbler - Several stops, best seen at Ag Cntr park
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Ag Cntr park
Yellow-throated Warbler - Gloria's porch, others calling
Pine Warbler - Good at Aldron fishing lake, RCW area
Prairie Warbler - Calling at RCW
Black-and-white Warbler - Many heard and seen in woodlands
American Redstart - Best seen at Sprinh Hill
Worm-eating Warbler - Good but brief at Cartwright
Ovenbird - Best on north slope at Queen Wilhelmina
Louisiana Waterthrush- Several heard calling, no good quality visuals
Kentucky Warbler - QW north slope, very aggressive
Common Yellowthroat - heard severla palces, brief sightings
Hooded Warbler - Seen well at QW north slope
Yellow-breasted Chat - RCW raea

Scarlet Tanager - Best on Cartwright
Summer Tanager - Many seen and heard, one flame color molting male

Eastern Towhee - Pat and Gloria heard at DD cedar glade
Chipping Sparrow - Here and there
Lark Sparrow - In fog at QW parking lot
Savannah Sparrow - Waldron Ranches
White-crowned Sparrow - Huckabee feeder

Northern Cardinal - Everywhere
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - DD feeders, Mon morning
Blue Grosbeak - L&A, molting 1st year male
Indigo Bunting - Everywhere
Painted Bunting - Huckabee, Waldron ranch road, found by Karen
Dickcissel - Best seen near Maysville
Red-winged Blackbird - Many, females studied
Eastern Meadowlark - All grasslands
Common Grackle - Everywhere
Brown-headed Cowbird - Several places
Baltimore Oriole - Best at Spring Hill, some in DD
Orchard Oriole - Waldron Ranch rooad

Species seen - 119, but not all seen by all participants


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