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Bird Sightings - August, 2000

 
 
 Coverage: Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Angelina, San Augustine and Sabine counties. Send Reports to: John Whittle, 3015 Nashville Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627-6749 by the 10th of the month after or e-mail to whittleja@hal.lamar.edu or call (409) 880-8276 or fax to (409) 880-8270. For  "very rare" birds, please submit a brief account of your sighting, including a description of the bird (unless unmistakable), brief details of what it was doing, and where it was seen (if on publicly accessible property).
Format: "Common" to "abundant" birds are shown in the fashion "JEF 4 reps(25)" which means four reports in Jefferson  County  totaling  25 birds.  Less  than "common", 
 
as "JEF-SW 7/5(2) ABC", which means seen in Jefferson 
County (JEF) at Sabine Woods (SW) on the 5th of July, two (2) birds, reported by observer "ABC".
 Commentary: Passerine migration got off to an early start this year, with several ”early” warblers in the middle of the month.  Suitable shorebird habitat has been scarce this year, but good concentrations have been present in the south impoundment at Pleasure Island. A Purple Martin roost at the K-Mart in Groves has attracted large numbers of watchers. Although the numbers are greatly reduced, the roost was still active as we closed for press. Added excitement has been caused by at least one and probably two all-white martins. While not true albinos – the eyes are dark rather than pink – they attracted much attention
 GREBE, Pied-billed ANG 8/12(4) BD; JEF-TP 8/13(13) JAW
PELICAN, American White JEF-PI 8/5(25) JAW; JEF-PI 8/13(95) JAW
PELICAN, Brown JEF-SRSP 8/13(3) JAW
CORMORANT, Neotropic JEF 3 reps(148)
CORMORANT, Double-crest. JEF-SRSP 8/13(1) JAW
ANHINGA ANG 1 rep(35)
HERON, Great Blue ANG 1 rep(15); JEF 2 reps(10)
EGRET, Great ANG 1 rep(200); JEF 9 reps(48)
EGRET, Snowy ANG 1 rep(1); JEF 5 reps(75)
HERON, Little Blue ANG 1 rep(29); JEF 2 reps(6)
HERON, Tricolored ANG 1 rep(2); JEF 3 reps(15)
EGRET, Reddish JEF 2 reps(2)
EGRET, Cattle JEF 6 reps(501)
HERON, Green ANG 1 rep(1); JEF 2 reps(4)
NIGHT-HERON, Yellow-cr. JEF 3 reps(3)
IBIS, White ANG 1 rep(25); JEF 3 reps(12)
IBIS, White-faced JEF 1 rep(3)
IBIS, Plegadis JEF 4 reps(31)
SPOONBILL, Roseate JEF 8/5(15) JAW; JEF-TX87 8/5(7) JAW; JEF-PI 8/13(2) JAW; JEF-SW 8/26(2) JAW; JEF-TXPT 8/27(2) KS
STORK, Wood HAI 8/6(3) KS; JEF 8/5(4) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(18) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(15) KS
VULTURE, Black ANG 1 rep(9); HAI 1 rep(5); JEF 3 reps(25)
VULTURE, Turkey ANG 1 rep(4); HAI 1 rep(1); JEF 7 reps(15)
WHISTLING-DUCK, Blk-bell. JEF-TP 8/13(2) JAW
DUCK, Wood ANG 8/12(50) BD
GADWALL JEF-PI 8/13(6) JAW
SHOVELER, Northern JEF-PI 8/13(50) JAW
CANVASBACK ANG 8/18(2) BW
DUCK, Ruddy JEF-PI 8/13(1) JAW; JEF-TP 8/13(1) JAW
OSPREY JEF-TP 8/13(1) JAW
KITE, Swallow-tailed JAS 8/6(1) NB
KITE, White-tailed JEF 2 reps(2)
KITE, Mississippi ANG 8/12(15) BD
HAWK, Red-shouldered ANG 1 rep(1); JEF 2 reps(3)
HAWK, Broad-winged JEF 8/10(2) JAW; JEF 8/12(1) JAW
HAWK, Swainson's JEF 8/12(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(1) KS; JEF 8/27(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/27(1) KS
KESTREL, American JEF 8/6(1) JAW
BOBWHITE, Northern JEF 1 rep(8)
RAIL, Clapper JEF 1 rep(2)
RAIL, King JEF-TXPT 8/27(1) KS
MOORHEN, Common JEF 2 reps(5)
COOT, American JEF 1 rep(2)
PLOVER, Black-bellied JEF 2 reps(11)
PLOVER, Snowy JEF-SRSP 8/13(5) JAW; JEF-SRSP 8/26(4) JAW
PLOVER, Wilson's JEF 2 reps(2)
PLOVER, Semipalmated JEF-PI 8/5(20) JAW; JEF-PI 8/13(6) JAW; JEF-SRSP 8/13(1) JAW
PLOVER, Piping JEF-SRSP 8/26(2) JAW
KILLDEER ANG 1 rep(2); JEF 5 reps(28)
STILT, Black-necked JEF 3 reps(70)
AVOCET, American JEF-PI 8/5(15) JAW; JEF-PI 8/13(517) JAW
YELLOWLEGS, Greater ANG 1 rep(1); JEF 2 reps(11)
YELLOWLEGS, Lesser JEF 2 reps(48)
WILLET JEF 3 reps(244)
SANDPIPER, Spotted ANG 8/12(1) BD; JEF-SRSP 8/5(1) JAW; JEF-PI 8/13(1) JAW
WHIMBREL JEF-PI 8/13(1) JAW
CURLEW, Long-billed JEF-PI 8/13(1) JAW
GODWIT, Marbled JEF-SRSP 8/26(1) JAW
TURNSTONE, Ruddy JEF-SRSP 8/5(14) JAW; JEF-SRSP 8/13(4) JAW; JEF-SRSP 8/26(7) JAW
SANDERLING JEF 3 reps(62)
SANDPIPER, Semipalmated JEF 8/5(2) JAW
SANDPIPER, Western JEF 2 reps(54)
SANDPIPER, Peep JEF 1 rep(2400)
SANDPIPER, Least JEF 3 reps(82)
SANDPIPER, Stilt JEF-PI 8/13(930) JAW
DOWITCHER, Short-billed JEF-PI 8/13(14) JAW
GULL, Laughing JEF 4 reps(961)
GULL, Ring-billed JEF-PI 8/13(1) JAW
TERN, Gull-billed JEF 2 reps(37)
TERN, Caspian JEF 3 reps(19)
TERN, Royal JEF 3 reps(100)
TERN, Sandwich JEF 3 reps(12)
TERN, Common JEF-PI 8/5(1) JAW; JEF 8/6(1) JAW; JEF-PI 8/13(1) JAW
TERN, Forster's JEF 3 reps(82)
TERN, Least JEF 3 reps(300)
TERN, Black JEF 3 reps(212)
SKIMMER, Black JEF 3 reps(22)
DOVE, Rock ANG 1 rep(90); JEF 6 reps(28)
COLLARED-DOVE, Eurasian JEF 8/6(2) JAW; JEF 8/12(3) JAW; JEF 8/27(5) JAW
DOVE, White-winged JEF-SW 8/27(3) KS
DOVE, Mourning ANG 1 rep(32); HAI 1 rep(2); JEF 13 reps(610)
DOVE, Inca JEF 4 reps(5)
CUCKOO, Yellow-billed ANG 1 rep(1); JEF 6 reps(10)
OWL, Barn JEF-SW 8/5(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/27(1) KS
OWL, Great Horned JEF-SW 8/20(2) KS; JEF-SW 8/27(1) KS
NIGHTHAWK, Common JEF 6 reps(14)
WILL'S-WIDOW, Chuck- JEF-SW 8/20(1) KS; JEF-SW 8/26(2) JAW
 SWIFT, Chimney ANG 1 rep(1)
 HUMMINGBIRD, Ruby-thr. ANG 1 rep(1); JEF 15 reps(37); ORA 1 rep(3)
HUMMINGBIRD, Rufous JEF-SW 8/13(1) KS
KINGFISHER, Belted ANG 8/12(3) BD; JEF-TX87 8/26(1) JAW
WOODPECKER, Red-head. ANG 8/12(1) BD
WOODPECKER, Red-bellied ANG 1 rep(3); HAI 2 reps(2); JEF 1 rep(1)
WOODPECKER, Downy ANG 1 rep(3); HAI 2 reps(3); JEF 6 reps(11)
 
WOODPECKER, Pileated ANG 1 rep(5); HAI 1 rep(1)
FLYCATCHER, Olive-sided JEF-SW 8/13(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(1) KS; JEF-SW 8/20(1) KS; JEF-SW 8/26(4) JAW; JEF-SW 8/27(1) KS
WOOD-PEWEE, Eastern ANG 1 rep(8); JEF 2 reps(2)
FLYCATCHER, Yellow-bell. JEF-SW 8/5(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/26(2) JAW
FLYCATCHER, Acadian ANG 1 rep(2); HAI 1 rep(1); JEF 1 rep(1)
FLYCATCHER, Traill's JEF-SW 8/13(2) JAW; JEF-SW 8/26(1) JAW
FLYCATCHER, Least JEF-SW 8/13(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(1) KS; JEF-SW 8/20(1) KS; JEF-SW 8/26(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/27(1) KS
EMPIDONAX species JEF 3 reps(14)
FLYCATCHER, Gt. Crested ANG 8/12(7) BD; JEF-SW 8/13(4) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(2) KS; JEF-SW 8/20(2) KS; JEF-SW 8/26(2) JAW
KINGBIRD, Western JEF-TX87 8/5(2) JAW
KINGBIRD, Eastern ANG 1 rep(1); JEF 10 reps(65)
FLYCATCHER, Scissor-tail. ANG 1 rep(4); JEF 2 reps(8)
SHRIKE, Loggerhead ANG 1 rep(1); JEF 6 reps(57)
VIREO, White-eyed ANG 1 rep(10)
VIREO, Yellow-throated ANG 1 rep(3)
VIREO, Red-eyed ANG 1 rep(6); HAI 1 rep(1); JEF 3 reps(5)
JAY, Blue ANG 1 rep(9); HAI 2 reps(12); JEF 5 reps(15)
CROW, American ANG 1 rep(10); HAI 1 rep(7)
CROW, Fish JEF-TX87 8/5(2) JAW; JEF-TP 8/13(1) JAW; JEF-TX87 8/13(1) KS; JEF-TX87 8/20(1) KS; ORA 8/20(4) KS
CROW, species JEF 3 reps(7)
MARTIN, Purple JEF 8 reps(11379)
SWALLOW, Tree JEF-SW 8/20(12) KS; JEF 8/27(2) JAW
SWALLOW, N Rough-wing. JEF-SW 8/13(5) JAW; JEF-TX87 8/13(1) JAW
SWALLOW, Cliff JEF-TX87 8/5(3) JAW
SWALLOW, Barn ANG 1 rep(5); JEF 7 reps(60)
SWALLOW species JEF 1 rep(1)
CHICKADEE, Carolina ANG 1 rep(9); HAI 3 reps(28)
TITMOUSE, Tufted ANG 1 rep(4); HAI 1 rep(6)
NUTHATCH, Brown-headed ANG 8/12(2) BD
WREN, Carolina ANG 1 rep(13); ORA 1 rep(4)
GNATCATCHER, Blue-gray ANG 1 rep(25); HAI 2 reps(33); JEF 6 reps(32)
BLUEBIRD, Eastern ANG 1 rep(4); JEF 1 rep(3); ORA 1 rep(1)
ROBIN, American JEF-NEDR 8/5(1) JAW; JEF-NEDR 8/12(1) JAW; JEF-NEDR 8/13(3) JAW; JEF-NEDR 8/19(1) JAW; JEF-NEDR 8/24(1) JAW
MOCKINGBIRD, Northern ANG 1 rep(9); JEF 10 reps(106)
STARLING, European ANG 1 rep(2); JEF 8 reps(239)
WARBLER, Blue-winged JEF-SW 8/13(2) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(3) KS; JEF-SW 8/26(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/27(3) KS
PARULA, Northern ANG 1 rep(2); HAI 1 rep(1)
WARBLER, Yellow ANG 8/12(1) BD; JEF-SW 8/13(2) KS; JEF-SW 8/20(2) KS
WARBLER, Black-thr. Green JEF-SW 8/26(1) JAW
WARBLER, Pine ANG 1 rep(2); HAI 2 reps(16)
WARBLER, Black-and-white JEF 3 reps(8)
REDSTART, American JEF-SW 8/20(2) KS; JEF-SW 8/26(1) JAW
WARBLER, Prothonotary ANG 1 rep(3); HAI 1 rep(1); JEF 2 reps(3)
WARBLER, Worm-eating JEF-SW 8/13(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(1) KS
OVENBIRD JEF-SW 8/20(2) KS; JEF-SW 8/27(1) KS
WATERTHRUSH, Louisiana ANG 8/12(2) BD
WARBLER, Kentucky ANG 8/12(2) BD; JEF-SW 8/20(1) KS
YELLOWTHROAT, Common JEF 2 reps(2)
WARBLER, Hooded ANG 1 rep(1); HAI 1 rep(3); JEF 5 reps(19)
WARBLER, Canada JEF-SW 8/13(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(3) KS; JEF-SW 8/20(4) KS; JEF-SW 8/26(2) JAW
CHAT, Yellow-breasted JEF-SW 8/13(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(2) KS; JEF-SW 8/20(1) KS; JEF-SW 8/26(2) JAW
TANAGER, Summer ANG 1 rep(3); HAI 1 rep(1)
TANAGER, Scarlet JEF-SW 8/26(3) JAW
SPARROW, Seaside JEF 2 reps(4)
SPARROW, White-throated ANG 8/21(1) JWI
CARDINAL, Northern ANG 1 rep(18); HAI 3 reps(14); JEF 7 reps(24)
GROSBEAK, Blue ANG 8/12(2) BD
BUNTING, Indigo ANG 8/12(10) BD; JEF-SW 8/27(3) KS
BUNTING, Painted JEF-SW 8/5(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(1) JAW; JEF-SW 8/13(8) KS; JEF-SW 8/20(8) KS; JEF-SW 8/26(1) JAW
BLACKBIRD, Red-winged ANG 1 rep(2); JEF 5 reps(28)
MEADOWLARK, Eastern JEF 2 reps(3)
MEADOWLARK species JEF 3 reps(4)
GRACKLE, Common JEF 6 reps(55)
GRACKLE, Boat-tailed JEF 3 reps(32)
GRACKLE, Great-tailed JEF 6 reps(52)
COWBIRD, Brown-headed JEF 2 reps(8)
ORIOLE, Orchard JEF 5 reps(38)
FINCH, House JEF-NEDR 8/9(1) JAW; JEF-NEDR 8/12(1) JAW
SPARROW, House ANG 1 rep(5); JEF 7 reps(67)

Number of Species 155
Number of Individuals 21591

County Abbreviations: 
ANG - Angelina; HAI - Hardin; JAS - Jasper; JEF - Jefferson; ORA – Orange
 
 

County Abbreviations: 
ANG - Angelina; HAI - Hardin; JAS - Jasper; JEF - Jefferson; NEW - Newton; ORA - Orange; SAA - San Augustine; SAB - Sabine..

Location Codes:
MCFW - McFaddin NWR; NEDR - Nederland; PI - Pleasure Island, Port Arthur; SNDY - Nature Conservancy Sandyland Sanctuary; SRSP - Sea Rim State Park; SW - Sabine Woods; TP - Tyrrell Park incl. Cattail Marsh; TX87 - Texas 87 Pt. Arthur-Sabine Pass; TXPT - Road to Pilot Station at Texas Point.

Observer Abbreviations:
BD - Nancy Bird and Louis Debetaz; BW - Nancy Bird and Jack Windsor; JAW - John Whittle; JWI - Jack Windsor; KS - Ken Sztraky; NB - Nancy Bird.
 

Alaska Trip
David Bradford has decided to return to Alaska one more time with a revised and expanded itinerary for the year 2001. This 21 day trip (May 31 to June 20) includes visits to Anchorage, Barrow, Denali NP, Homer, Nome, Seward, and St. Paul in the Pribilof Islands.  On a birding trip of this length, in such a splendid land, sightseeing is a must so we will hike to a glacier, look for whales, shop in Homer, view Mt. Redoubt, and visit a cultural center in Barrow. If you are interested in going or would like more information please contact David at 281-855-2615 or (brdfrd@tenet.edu).  Past bird lists are available.
 

 
 
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