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25 May: @ 20:59:18 Life bird dilemma [Sandy Berger]
25 May: @ 17:22:45 Another FOY [Matthew Jung]
24 May: @ 14:10:26 Black Bellied Whistling Duck in Tulsa County [Brett Niland]
24 May: @ 12:16:41 Re: Bill Carter Obituary [HAROLD YOCUM]
24 May: @ 12:10:31 Bill Carter Obituary [Doug Wood]
24 May: @ 11:24:57 Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing [JOS GRZYBOWSKI]
24 May: @ 06:31:36 New Photos added to Website [Jim Arterburn]
22 May: @ 22:14:40 interesting article [Richrd Gunn]
22 May: @ 18:56:57 Re: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-22-2020. [HAROLD YOCUM]
22 May: @ 16:59:04 Pathfinder Parkway on 5-22-2020. [Mary Peterson]
21 May: @ 22:23:58 Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing [Mia Revels]
21 May: @ 21:25:33 Re: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-21-2020 [HAROLD YOCUM]
21 May: @ 16:14:01 Re: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-21-2020 [Mary Peterson]
21 May: @ 13:38:58 Lake Hefner morning [Jimmy Woodard]
21 May: @ 13:01:25 Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing [Doug Wood]
21 May: @ 12:53:32 Re: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-21-2020 [Jay Pitocchelli]
21 May: @ 12:40:25 Pathfinder Parkway on 5-21-2020 [Mary Peterson]
21 May: @ 09:05:07 Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing [Linda Adams]
21 May: @ 08:49:57 Black-billed Cuckoo [Jimmy Lovett]
21 May: @ 07:13:52 Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing [Melinda Droege]
21 May: @ 00:14:31 Red Slough Bird Survey - May 20 [David Arbour]
20 May: @ 22:16:32 Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing [Doug Wood]
20 May: @ 22:03:15 Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing [Harold A. Yocum]
20 May: @ 21:08:36 Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing [Howery, Mark]
20 May: @ 20:30:41 Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing [Doug Wood]
20 May: @ 20:21:56 Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing [Harold A. Yocum]
20 May: @ 20:17:19 Dr. Bill Carter Passing [Doug Wood]
20 May: @ 13:47:39 Rose Lake and vicinity [Matthew Jung]
20 May: @ 10:06:42 Brown-headed Nuthatch in Marshall County [Zach DuFran]
18 May: @ 16:58:12 Re: volunteers needed for Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas [Deb Hirt]
18 May: @ 15:40:12 unsubscribe request [Rhonda Hill]
18 May: @ 15:21:09 Re: volunteers needed for Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas [Doug Wood]
18 May: @ 15:07:19 volunteers needed for Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas [Dan Reinking]
18 May: @ 13:53:58 Moffett Bottoms - poor shorebirds [Sandy Berger]
18 May: @ 13:53:23 Birding between Bethany and Yukon [Matthew Jung]
17 May: @ 20:25:00 South Jenkins [Richrd Gunn]
17 May: @ 17:54:57 Pathfinder Parkway on 5-12020 [Mary Peterson]
17 May: @ 15:16:04 Panhandle this weekend [JOS GRZYBOWSKI]
17 May: @ 13:26:30 Black Phoebe [Mike Yough]
16 May: @ 19:30:40 Re: Tulsa area [Bill Carrell]
16 May: @ 18:48:29 Least Bittern near Copan [Josh Engelbert]
16 May: @ 17:16:48 Re: Tulsa area [terry]
16 May: @ 16:34:44 Re: Tulsa area [jana singletary]
16 May: @ 16:13:07 Tulsa area [terry]
16 May: @ 12:34:30 FW: eBird Report - Soldier Creek Industrial Park Recreational Trail, May 16, 2020 [Jimmy Woodard]
16 May: @ 10:17:58 Mountain Plover Presentation, Spring OOS, 5/16/2020 1:00 CST [J.B. Tibbits]
16 May: @ 09:18:30 Canada Warbler [Jimmy Lovett]
15 May: @ 21:22:25 Re: Black-billed Cuckoo Tulsa [Harold A. Yocum]
15 May: @ 20:13:21 For the chasers [Joe Grzybowski]
15 May: @ 14:00:50 Black-billed Cuckoo Tulsa [Poland, Zachary]





Subject: Life bird dilemma
Date: Mon May 25 2020 20:59 pm
From: sndbrgr AT gmail.com
 
Shouldn™t two heard Poorwills count as one seen Poorwill? If it hadn't been for the two male grazing bison I would have run through that field till I flushed one of them.
Thankfully I did see my life Black-capped Vireo. Wichita Mountains WR is amazing.
Sandy B.



Subject: Another FOY
Date: Mon May 25 2020 17:22 pm
From: mpjung5125 AT gmail.com
 
Early today a Yellow-billed Cuckoo landed in front of me at NW-50th and a
few yards east of Morgan Road. I was surprised to say the least.

Matt Jung, OKC



Subject: Black Bellied Whistling Duck in Tulsa County
Date: Sun May 24 2020 14:10 pm
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
https://goo.gl/maps/RaaVhtmfSi...


Thank You,


Brett Niland
Cell: (918) 200-1818



Subject: Re: Bill Carter Obituary
Date: Sun May 24 2020 12:16 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Thanks Doug. I wish that I had known him. Sounds like a wonderful person , and teacher.Hal YocumOn May 24, 2020 at 1:10 PM Doug Wood <DWood@SE.EDU> wrote: 

Hi All. For those that asked about an obituary, you can find Bill's athttps://www.criswellfh.com/obi... Doug.
Obituary for Dr. William A. Carter at Criswell Funeral HomeDr. William A. Carter On Wednesday, March 20, 2020, Dr. William A. Carter passed away at age 84. William was born on September 16, 1935 in Ada, Oklahoma to George and Flora Summers Carter. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from East Central University and began hiswww.criswellfh.com



Subject: Bill Carter Obituary
Date: Sun May 24 2020 12:10 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Hi All. For those that asked about an obituary, you can find Bill's athttps://www.criswellfh.com/obi... Doug.










Obituary for Dr. William A. Carter at Criswell Funeral Home

Dr. William A. Carter On Wednesday, March 20, 2020, Dr. William A. Carter passed away at age 84. William was born on September 16, 1935 in Ada, Oklahoma to George and Flora Summers Carter. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from East Central
University and began his

www.criswellfh.com



Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Sun May 24 2020 11:24 am
From: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net
 
Very nice response, Mia. Bill was special. Knew him for a long time. He loved southeastern Oklahoma. Kept me sane a few times. Remember him still coming to OOS meetings at Wister last spring (or year before). Lot of students with fond memories of their experiences with him.JOE Grzybowski







On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 10:24:24 PM CDT, Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request@lists.ou.edu> wrote:





I am going to miss Bill and his mischievous grin, his kind heart, giving spirit, wit, and his sense of humor. Prettymuch everything about him, actually. When I think of Bill, I think of Swainson's Warblers and Ducky Things (there is a story), but this poem seems right for now.The Oven BirdThere is a singer everyone has heard,Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird,Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.He says that leaves are old and that for flowersMid-summer is to spring as one to ten.He says the early petal-fall is pastWhen pear and cherry bloom went down in showersOn sunny days a moment overcast;And comes that other fall we name the fall.He says the highway dust is over all.The bird would cease and be as other birdsBut that he knows in singing not to sing.The question that he frames in all but wordsIs what to make of a diminished thing.---Robert FrostMia RevelsCurrently in DeQueen, AR, but very very close to where Bill did his Ph.D. work in McCurtain county, in the bottomland hardwood forest which is now under the waters of the Broken Bow Reservoir.On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 1:01 PM Doug Wood <DWood@se.edu> wrote:






Thank you Linda. He always enjoyed chatting with you and Bill. Doug.



From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request@LISTS.OU.EDU>Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:04 AMTo: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Dr. Bill Carter Passing


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So sorry to hear this. He will be missed. Visiting with him was always a highlight of OOS meetings for me.

Linda Adams





On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 08:17:49 PM CDT, Doug Wood <dwood@se.edu> wrote:







Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was
founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and
his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.












-- Mia Revels, Ph.D.Professor of BiologyNortheastern State University611 Grand Ave.Tahlequah, Oklahoma(918) 444-3824revels@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: New Photos added to Website
Date: Sun May 24 2020 6:31 am
From: jimarterburn AT cox.net
 
OKBirds,


Now that migration has pretty much wound down I have added some photos
from this springs migration to my website. Some of the photos added
include Blue Grosbeak, Bobolink, Dickcissel, Eastern & Western Kingbird,
Eastern Meadowlark, Lark sparrow, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Savannah
Sparrow, Trail's Flycatcher, White Homing Pigeon and Yellow-headed
Blackbird.

These photos can be found at the top of my Recent Birds Gallery at the
link below.

https://pbase.com/oklahomabird...


Enjoy,

Jim Arterburn



Subject: interesting article
Date: Fri May 22 2020 22:14 pm
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com...



Subject: Re: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-22-2020.
Date: Fri May 22 2020 18:56 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Mark,I was planning on coming with another birder (Brian). BUT , life happens and my wife fell and has a severe ankle sprain. Now wearing a big boot, X-rays negative- NO FRACTURE!But I need to stay here in town and do what I can or what she wants me to do.Good birding!Hal YocumOn May 22, 2020 at 5:58 PM Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote: 

Hello All, I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville from about 11:30 to 1:00 today. It was about 2 hours after the rain had quit. It was sunny with light winds. There were still a few migrant warblers. I will be going there again tomorrow morning just before 7 am. Highlights included:
Alder Flycatcher-3Northern Parula Warbler-2Yellow Warbler-3Chestnut-sided Warbler-2Yellow-throated Warbler-1Black and White Warbler-1American Redstart-1Prothonotary Warbler-1Common Yellowthroat-1Wilson's Warbler-1
Mark PetersonBartlesville



Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-22-2020.
Date: Fri May 22 2020 16:59 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,

I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville from about 11:30 to 1:00 today. It was about 2 hours after the rain had quit. It was sunny with light winds. There were still a few migrant warblers. I will be going there again tomorrow morning just before
7 am. Highlights included:




Alder Flycatcher-3

Northern Parula Warbler-2

Yellow Warbler-3

Chestnut-sided Warbler-2

Yellow-throated Warbler-1

Black and White Warbler-1

American Redstart-1

Prothonotary Warbler-1

Common Yellowthroat-1

Wilson's Warbler-1




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Thu May 21 2020 22:23 pm
From: 0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
I am going to miss Bill and his mischievous grin, his kind heart, giving spirit, wit, and his sense of humor. Prettymuch everything about him, actually. When I think of Bill, I think of Swainson's Warblers and Ducky Things (there is a story), but this poem seems right for now.The Oven BirdThere is a singer everyone has heard,
Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird,
Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
He says that leaves are old and that for flowers
Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten.
He says the early petal-fall is past
When pear and cherry bloom went down in showers
On sunny days a moment overcast;
And comes that other fall we name the fall.
He says the highway dust is over all.
The bird would cease and be as other birds
But that he knows in singing not to sing.
The question that he frames in all but words
Is what to make of a diminished thing.---Robert FrostMia RevelsCurrently in DeQueen, AR, but very very close to where Bill did his Ph.D. work in McCurtain county, in the bottomland hardwood forest which is now under the waters of the Broken Bow Reservoir.
On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 1:01 PM Doug Wood <DWood@se.edu> wrote:







Thank you Linda. He always enjoyed chatting with you and Bill. Doug.




From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request@LISTS.OU.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:04 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Dr. Bill Carter Passing


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So sorry to hear this. He will be missed. Visiting with him was always a highlight of OOS meetings for me.


Linda Adams






On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 08:17:49 PM CDT, Doug Wood <dwood@se.edu> wrote:









Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was
founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and
his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.














--
Mia Revels, Ph.D.Professor of BiologyNortheastern State University611 Grand Ave.Tahlequah, Oklahoma(918) 444-3824revels@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: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-21-2020
Date: Thu May 21 2020 21:25 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Mark, what time do you usually start when you walk the Pathfinder Parkway? Couple of us OKC guys are thinking about coming up Sat Morning.Thanks, Hal YocumOn May 21, 2020 at 5:13 PM Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote: 

Not today, but the songs sounded the same as the other ones.

From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch@GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:53 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Pathfinder Parkway on 5-21-2020Mark,

Checking in again to see if anybody got recordings of the MOWAs.

Jay

On 5/21/20 1:40 PM, Mary Peterson wrote:
> Hello All,
> Lou and Mary Truex and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in
> Bartlesville this morning from the high school to about 300 yards
> beyond the tanks and back. It was cloudy with light winds. Highlights
> included:
>
> Alder Flycatcher-6
> Northern Parula Warbler-2
> Yellow Warbler-6
> Yellow-throated Warbler-1
> Prothonotary Warbler-2
> Canada Warbler-2
> Mourning Warbler-3
> Wilson's Warbler-2
>
> Mark Peterson
> Bartlesville
>



Subject: Re: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-21-2020
Date: Thu May 21 2020 16:14 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Not today, but the songs sounded the same as the other ones.





From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch@GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:53 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Pathfinder Parkway on 5-21-2020



Mark,


Checking in again to see if anybody got recordings of the MOWAs.


Jay


On 5/21/20 1:40 PM, Mary Peterson wrote:

> Hello All,

> Lou and Mary Truex and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in

> Bartlesville this morning from the high school to about 300 yards

> beyond the tanks and back. It was cloudy with light winds. Highlights

> included:

>

> Alder Flycatcher-6

> Northern Parula Warbler-2

> Yellow Warbler-6

> Yellow-throated Warbler-1

> Prothonotary Warbler-2

> Canada Warbler-2

> Mourning Warbler-3

> Wilson's Warbler-2

>

> Mark Peterson

> Bartlesville

>



Subject: Lake Hefner morning
Date: Thu May 21 2020 13:38 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Nadine and I spent a short period of time checking the rocks at the marina and along Prairie Dog Point and the dam. We hoped to find a 
Ruddy Turnstone but no luck there. We did find a Whimbrel on a big concrete block just west of the intake tower along the dam. We also
saw a winter plumaged loon at the far NE corner very close to the road. At first, we thought it might be a Pacific but on closer inspection the
bill, while smallish, and the sloped forehead made us decide this was just a runt Common Loon still in winter plumage. Unfortunately, did
not have a camera for a photo but the bird was so close that binoculars were sufficient.
Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK



Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Thu May 21 2020 13:01 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Thank you Linda. He always enjoyed chatting with you and Bill. Doug.




From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request@LISTS.OU.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:04 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Dr. Bill Carter Passing


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So sorry to hear this. He will be missed. Visiting with him was always a highlight of OOS meetings for me.


Linda Adams






On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 08:17:49 PM CDT, Doug Wood <dwood@se.edu> wrote:









Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was
founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and
his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.



Subject: Re: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-21-2020
Date: Thu May 21 2020 12:53 pm
From: jpitocch AT gmail.com
 
Mark,

Checking in again to see if anybody got recordings of the MOWAs.

Jay

On 5/21/20 1:40 PM, Mary Peterson wrote:
> Hello All,
> Lou and Mary Truex and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in
> Bartlesville this morning from the high school to about 300 yards
> beyond the tanks and back. It was cloudy with light winds. Highlights
> included:
>
> Alder Flycatcher-6
> Northern Parula Warbler-2
> Yellow Warbler-6
> Yellow-throated Warbler-1
> Prothonotary Warbler-2
> Canada Warbler-2
> Mourning Warbler-3
> Wilson's Warbler-2
>
> Mark Peterson
> Bartlesville
>



Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-21-2020
Date: Thu May 21 2020 12:40 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,

Lou and Mary Truex and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school to about 300 yards beyond the tanks and back. It was cloudy with light winds. Highlights included:




Alder Flycatcher-6

Northern Parula Warbler-2

Yellow Warbler-6

Yellow-throated Warbler-1

Prothonotary Warbler-2

Canada Warbler-2

Mourning Warbler-3

Wilson's Warbler-2




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Thu May 21 2020 9:05 am
From: 000000853e24127e-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
So sorry to hear this. He will be missed. Visiting with him was always a highlight of OOS meetings for me.
Linda Adams
On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 08:17:49 PM CDT, Doug Wood wrote:

Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.



Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo
Date: Thu May 21 2020 8:49 am
From: nighthawk.79 AT hotmail.com
 
I had a Black-billed Cuckoo on the island on the east side of Blackbird Marsh in Oxley this morning. Tulsa, OK.

-Jimmy



Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Thu May 21 2020 7:13 am
From: oklagranny26 AT gmail.com
 
I am so sorry to hear this news about Dr Bill Carter. He was interested in everything and everyone and so very kind to all.But he was also a lot of fun. About 10 years ago Susan Craig from Colorado came to bandsome of "my" shrikes and Dr Carter came along. He was so intrigued by the shrike traps and the mice and the whole process. It was one of those enjoyable days of birding and I will always remember him fondly.Peace to all....Melinda DroegeBartlesville
On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 9:11 PM Howery, Mark <mark.howery@odwc.ok.gov> wrote:
Oh no!! I'm very sorry to hear this - I can't believe Bill is gone from us. Thank you Doug for letting us know and spreading the word about this heartbreaking news!Bill was a tremendous mentor in the Oklahoma ornithology community and great friend! He was one of those uncommon ornithologists that EVERYONE liked and he got along with everyone! He's been a greatinspiration to me and I even have the pleasure of now running one of his former BBS routes. He, along with Mickle Duggan, and Donand Claudia Glass have been tireless supporters of the OOS for decades and have kept many of our historic records. Bill organized the Breeding Bird Survey program for many years from the late 70s through the late 90s until DanReinking took over for him. He did a portion of his graduate work on the McCurtain County Wilderness Area in the early 1960s before Broken Bow Reservoir was built and split it in two. He had great stories of the giant trees and massive American Hollies that grew in the Mountain Fork River valley before they were destroyed by the impounding of the lake. He knew every bird in the state, but he was well-rounded and knew his herps, mammals, fish and plants too! I believe that he found the first Eastern Small-footed Bat in Oklahoma and published several noteworthy observations of rare salamanders and fish. For two decades he sat on the advisory committee for ODWC's Wildlife Diversity Program and was a huge supporter of us in our early years - that's how I was fortunate to first meet him. What a great man and what a terrible loss, but I feel that we were all fortunate to be blessed by him and his work!
Thank you again Doug!Mark
Mark HoweryWildlife Diversity BiologistOklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation(405) 990-7259mark.howery@odwc.ok.gov

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 8:17 PM Doug Wood <DWood@se.edu> wrote:







Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was
founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and
his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.



Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 20
Date: Thu May 21 2020 0:14 am
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
It was partly cloudy and warm with a moderate wind on the bird survey today. 68 species were found. Carolyn Barry and John McClure (TX) joined me for part of the survey. Here is my list for today:
Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 3
Wood Duck “ 13
Green-winged Teal “ 1 male
Hooded Merganser “ 1
Pied-billed Grebe “ 7 (one sitting on a nest.)
Neotropic Cormorant “ 13 (There are 5 current nests. One nest has 3 young that are very close to fledging.)
Anhinga “ 80
Least Bittern - 1
Great-blue Heron “ 9
Great Egret “ 25
Snowy Egret - 30
Little-blue Heron “ 32
Tricolored Heron “ 2 adults
Cattle Egret - 5000
Green Heron - 5
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron “ 5
White Ibis “ 230
Plegadis species “ 1
Black Vulture - 40
Turkey Vulture “ 14
Mississippi Kite - 1
Purple Gallinule - 41
Common Gallinule - 37
American Coot “ 9
Spotted Sandpiper “ 1
Forster™s Tern - 8
Black Tern - 2
Mourning Dove “ 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo “ 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 5
Pileated Woodpecker “ 1
Acadian Flycatcher - 3
Alder Flycatcher “ 1
Eastern Phoebe “ 5
Great-crested Flycatcher - 2
Eastern Kingbird “ 6
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1
White-eyed Vireo “ 9
Red-eyed Vireo “ 1
Blue Jay - 2
American Crow “ 4
Fish Crow “ 2
Tree Swallow “ 20
Barn Swallow - 11
Carolina Chickadee “ 5
Tufted Titmouse “ 5
Carolina Wren “ 12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 6
Eastern Bluebird “ 3
Wood Thrush - 1
Gray Catbird “ 1
Northern Mockingbird “ 2
Yellow-throated Warbler “ 1
Pine Warbler - 1
Prothonotary Warbler “ 5
Common Yellowthroat “ 8
Yellow-breasted Chat “ 3
Summer Tanager “ 2
Eastern Towhee “ 2
Northern Cardinal “ 16
Blue Grosbeak - 1
Indigo Bunting “ 15
Painted Bunting - 6
Dickcissel - 4
Red-winged Blackbird “ 10
Common Grackle “ 16
Brown-headed Cowbird “ 8
Orchard Oriole “ 2

Odonates:Fragile Forktail
Common Green Darner
Swamp Darner
Prince Baskettail
Eastern Pondhawk
Blue Dasher
Black Saddlebags

Herps:
American Alligator
Red-eared Slider
Broad-banded Watersanke
Western Ratsnake
Blanchard™s Cricket Frog
Green Treefrog
Bronze Frog
Bullfrog


Good birding!

David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Wed May 20 2020 22:16 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Mark, thank you for the kind words and more about Bill's contributions.  Doug.

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On May 20, 2020, at 9:08 PM, Howery, Mark wrote:


Oh no!! I'm very sorry to hear this - I can't believe Bill is gone from us. Thank you Doug for letting us know and spreading the word about this heartbreaking news!
Bill was a tremendous mentor in the Oklahoma ornithology community and great friend! He was one of those uncommon ornithologists that EVERYONE liked and he got along with everyone! He's been a great inspiration to me and I even have the pleasure of now running one of his former BBS routes. He, along with Mickle Duggan, and Don and Claudia Glass have been tireless supporters of the OOS for decades and have kept many of our historic records. Bill organized the Breeding Bird Survey program for many years from the late 70s through the late 90s until Dan Reinking took over for him. He did a portion of his graduate work on the McCurtain County Wilderness Area in the early 1960s before Broken Bow Reservoir was built and split it in two. He had great stories of the giant trees and massive American Hollies that grew in the Mountain Fork River valley before they were destroyed by the impounding of the lake. He knew every bird in the state, but he was well-rounded and knew his herps, mammals, fish and plants too! I believe that he found the first Eastern Small-footed Bat in Oklahoma and published several noteworthy observations of rare salamanders and fish. For two decades he sat on the advisory committee for ODWC's Wildlife Diversity Program and was a huge supporter of us in our early years - that's how I was fortunate to first meet him. What a great man and what a terrible loss, but I feel that we were all fortunate to be blessed by him and his work!

Thank you again Doug!
Mark

Mark Howery
Wildlife Diversity Biologist
Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
(405) 990-7259
mark.howery@odwc.ok.gov


On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 8:17 PM Doug Wood > wrote:
Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.



Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Wed May 20 2020 22:03 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
That was LIFE and work. Hal

Sent from my iPhone
On May 20, 2020, at 9:08 PM, Howery, Mark <mark.howery@odwc.ok.gov> wrote:

Oh no!! I'm very sorry to hear this - I can't believe Bill is gone from us. Thank you Doug for letting us know and spreading the word about this heartbreaking news!Bill was a tremendous mentor in the Oklahoma ornithology community and great friend! He was one of those uncommon ornithologists that EVERYONE liked and he got along with everyone! He's been a greatinspiration to me and I even have the pleasure of now running one of his former BBS routes. He, along with Mickle Duggan, and Donand Claudia Glass have been tireless supporters of the OOS for decades and have kept many of our historic records. Bill organized the Breeding Bird Survey program for many years from the late 70s through the late 90s until DanReinking took over for him. He did a portion of his graduate work on the McCurtain County Wilderness Area in the early 1960s before Broken Bow Reservoir was built and split it in two. He had great stories of the giant trees and massive American Hollies that grew in the Mountain Fork River valley before they were destroyed by the impounding of the lake. He knew every bird in the state, but he was well-rounded and knew his herps, mammals, fish and plants too! I believe that he found the first Eastern Small-footed Bat in Oklahoma and published several noteworthy observations of rare salamanders and fish. For two decades he sat on the advisory committee for ODWC's Wildlife Diversity Program and was a huge supporter of us in our early years - that's how I was fortunate to first meet him. What a great man and what a terrible loss, but I feel that we were all fortunate to be blessed by him and his work!
Thank you again Doug!Mark
Mark HoweryWildlife Diversity BiologistOklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation(405) 990-7259mark.howery@odwc.ok.gov

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 8:17 PM Doug Wood <DWood@se.edu> wrote:







Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was
founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and
his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.



Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Wed May 20 2020 21:08 pm
From: mark.howery AT odwc.ok.gov
 
Oh no!! I'm very sorry to hear this - I can't believe Bill is gone from us. Thank you Doug for letting us know and spreading the word about this heartbreaking news!Bill was a tremendous mentor in the Oklahoma ornithology community and great friend! He was one of those uncommon ornithologists that EVERYONE liked and he got along with everyone! He's been a greatinspiration to me and I even have the pleasure of now running one of his former BBS routes. He, along with Mickle Duggan, and Donand Claudia Glass have been tireless supporters of the OOS for decades and have kept many of our historic records. Bill organized the Breeding Bird Survey program for many years from the late 70s through the late 90s until DanReinking took over for him. He did a portion of his graduate work on the McCurtain County Wilderness Area in the early 1960s before Broken Bow Reservoir was built and split it in two. He had great stories of the giant trees and massive American Hollies that grew in the Mountain Fork River valley before they were destroyed by the impounding of the lake. He knew every bird in the state, but he was well-rounded and knew his herps, mammals, fish and plants too! I believe that he found the first Eastern Small-footed Bat in Oklahoma and published several noteworthy observations of rare salamanders and fish. For two decades he sat on the advisory committee for ODWC's Wildlife Diversity Program and was a huge supporter of us in our early years - that's how I was fortunate to first meet him. What a great man and what a terrible loss, but I feel that we were all fortunate to be blessed by him and his work!
Thank you again Doug!Mark
Mark HoweryWildlife Diversity BiologistOklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation(405) 990-7259mark.howery@odwc.ok.gov

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 8:17 PM Doug Wood <DWood@se.edu> wrote:







Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was
founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and
his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.



Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Wed May 20 2020 20:30 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Hal,  yes, once it is available I will post.  Doug.

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Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:21 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
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Doug, if you see it can you copy the obituary for those of us who knew him only a little can appreciate his legs and work.
Hal Yocum

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On May 20, 2020, at 8:17 PM, Doug Wood wrote:


Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.



Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Wed May 20 2020 20:21 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Doug, if you see it can you copy the obituary for those of us who knew him only a little can appreciate his legs and work.Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone
On May 20, 2020, at 8:17 PM, Doug Wood <DWood@se.edu> wrote:




Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was
founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and
his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.



Subject: Dr. Bill Carter Passing
Date: Wed May 20 2020 20:17 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Hello All. It is with the heaviest heart that I send this email. Dr. Bill Carter passed away early this morning after a long illness. Dr. Carter was a retired ornithology professor from East Central University. He joined the OOS soon after it was
founded and may have been the longest active member in the organization. He was an inspiration to his students, colleagues, friends, and family. His generosity to students and support for ornithological organizations was remarkable. Please keep Bill and
his family/friends in your thoughts and prayers at this time. I know he had many friends in OOS and if you have any questions, I'm available to answer them off list (dwood@se.edu). Peace to all, Doug.



Subject: Rose Lake and vicinity
Date: Wed May 20 2020 13:47 pm
From: mpjung5125 AT gmail.com
 
Last evening I found two Hudsonian Godwits in a playa on Yukon Parkway and relocated bothearly this morning. Today I saw at least three Painted Buntings on NW 50th between County Line and Morgan Road; also one female Blue Grosbeak, one immature male Orchard Oriole and a Nashville Warbler in the same mulberry bush, heard a Baltimore Oriole and an Indigo Bunting. Several Eastern Kingbirds and Dickcissels kept me company. West of Morgan Road was a single American Kestrel enjoying a feast of mouse.

Matt Jung, OKC



Subject: Brown-headed Nuthatch in Marshall County
Date: Wed May 20 2020 10:06 am
From: zdufran AT gmail.com
 
Someone named Vickie Hilton posted a checklist to eBird with a Brown-headed Nuthatch in Marshall County. Is Vickie a member of this group or does anyone have contact information for her? I'm interested in looking for this bird and would like some information about the location.
Thanks,Zach DuFranNorman, Oklahoma



Subject: Re: volunteers needed for Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas
Date: Mon May 18 2020 16:58 pm
From: 000000e8365c51d0-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
Dan,



I may not have transportation, but I can provide photos if you want them.




Deb Hirt


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To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

Sent: Mon, May 18, 2020 3:21 pm

Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] volunteers needed for Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas




Dan, this is fantastic! I arrived just after the first OBBA field work was being completed. Looking forward to volunteering for blocks in my area. Doug.









From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Dan Reinking <dan@SUTTONCENTER.ORG>Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 3:07 PMTo: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>Subject: [OKBIRDS] volunteers needed for Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas





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OKbirders,


It is obvious from the number of posts on Okbirds that many birders are getting out and about, and what better way to get out of the house while still practicing physical distancing than birding outdoors
in rural areas across Oklahoma? If you have strong bird identification skills, some spare time and a desire to help with a statewide project to survey Oklahoma™s nesting birds, I™d like to hear from you.


First, some history. Breeding bird atlas projects have been employed worldwide to survey for nesting birds using a mostly standardized and repeatable method. They typically involve surveys of all or selected
portions of a state, province, county, or even country. The results are typically published as a book with maps showing the distribution of each species. The number of survey areas and the size of the region being surveyed make these bird alas projects very
labor intensive and beyond the scope of what the paid staff of any organization or agency can do on their own. That is where skilled birders come in! Atlas projects rely on volunteers to help complete the large number of surveys required. Oklahoma™s first
breeding bird atlas was completed from 1997-2001 and was published in 2004 (https://www.oupress.com/books/...
Bird atlas projects are designed to be repeated at intervals of about 20-25 years, enabling tracking and comparisons of bird distributions over time.


The second Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas is being launched this year. After an unexpectedly rough start to 2020 and all of the related regulations and uncertainties, we are now ready to go ahead with the
project. If you have good bird identification skills, can navigate your way around with a map, and are comfortable getting out birding with everything that is going on right now, please visit

sutoncenter.org/atlas for more information or to sign up for specific survey blocks. There are 583 blocks of land across Oklahoma that need to be surveyed in one out of the next five summers, so there is sure to be one or more blocks not far from you or
your favorite Oklahoma birding region.


Thanks, and good birding!


Dan Reinking


Sutton Avian Research Center


dan@suttoncenter.org





www.suttoncenter.org



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Subject: Re: volunteers needed for Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas
Date: Mon May 18 2020 15:21 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Dan, this is fantastic! I arrived just after the first OBBA field work was being completed. Looking forward to volunteering for blocks in my area. Doug.




From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Dan Reinking <dan@SUTTONCENTER.ORG>
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 3:07 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] volunteers needed for Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas


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OKbirders,
It is obvious from the number of posts on Okbirds that many birders are getting out and about, and what better way to get out of the house while still practicing physical distancing than birding outdoors
in rural areas across Oklahoma? If you have strong bird identification skills, some spare time and a desire to help with a statewide project to survey Oklahomas nesting birds, Id like to hear from you.
First, some history. Breeding bird atlas projects have been employed worldwide to survey for nesting birds using a mostly standardized and repeatable method. They typically involve surveys of all or selected
portions of a state, province, county, or even country. The results are typically published as a book with maps showing the distribution of each species. The number of survey areas and the size of the region being surveyed make these bird alas projects very
labor intensive and beyond the scope of what the paid staff of any organization or agency can do on their own. That is where skilled birders come in! Atlas projects rely on volunteers to help complete the large number of surveys required. Oklahomas first
breeding bird atlas was completed from 1997-2001 and was published in 2004 (https://www.oupress.com/books/...
Bird atlas projects are designed to be repeated at intervals of about 20-25 years, enabling tracking and comparisons of bird distributions over time.
The second Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas is being launched this year. After an unexpectedly rough start to 2020 and all of the related regulations and uncertainties, we are now ready to go ahead with the
project. If you have good bird identification skills, can navigate your way around with a map, and are comfortable getting out birding with everything that is going on right now, please visit

sutoncenter.org/atlas for more information or to sign up for specific survey blocks. There are 583 blocks of land across Oklahoma that need to be surveyed in one out of the next five summers, so there is sure to be one or more blocks not far from you or
your favorite Oklahoma birding region.
Thanks, and good birding!
Dan Reinking
Sutton Avian Research Center
dan@suttoncenter.org

www.suttoncenter.org



Subject: volunteers needed for Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas
Date: Mon May 18 2020 15:07 pm
From: dan AT suttoncenter.org
 
OKbirders,
It is obvious from the number of posts on Okbirds that many birders are getting out and about, and what better way to get out of the house while still practicing physical distancing than birding outdoors in rural areas across Oklahoma? If you have strong bird identification skills, some spare time and a desire to help with a statewide project to survey Oklahoma™s nesting birds, I™d like to hear from you.
First, some history. Breeding bird atlas projects have been employed worldwide to survey for nesting birds using a mostly standardized and repeatable method. They typically involve surveys of all or selected portions of a state, province, county, or even country. The results are typically published as a book with maps showing the distribution of each species. The number of survey areas and the size of the region being surveyed make these bird alas projects very labor intensive and beyond the scope of what the paid staff of any organization or agency can do on their own. That is where skilled birders come in! Atlas projects rely on volunteers to help complete the large number of surveys required. Oklahoma™s first breeding bird atlas was completed from 1997-2001 and was published in 2004 (https://www.oupress.com/books/... Bird atlas projects are designed to be repeated at intervals of about 20-25 years, enabling tracking and comparisons of bird distributions over time.
The second Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas is being launched this year. After an unexpectedly rough start to 2020 and all of the related regulations and uncertainties, we are now ready to go ahead with the project. If you have good bird identification skills, can navigate your way around with a map, and are comfortable getting out birding with everything that is going on right now, please visit sutoncenter.org/atlas for more information or to sign up for specific survey blocks. There are 583 blocks of land across Oklahoma that need to be surveyed in one out of the next five summers, so there is sure to be one or more blocks not far from you or your favorite Oklahoma birding region.
Thanks, and good birding!
Dan Reinking
Sutton Avian Research Center
dan@suttoncenter.org
www.suttoncenter.org



Subject: Moffett Bottoms - poor shorebirds
Date: Mon May 18 2020 13:53 pm
From: sndbrgr AT gmail.com
 
Sitting here trying to pick through the hundred fifty small shorebirds that landed about ten minutes ago. They were just starting to move around and feed when whoosh, they were gone. All including the five Hudsonian Godwits.
Peregrine Falcon. I hadn™t seen one in a couple of years so I was extremely excited.
And this is why you don™t chase migrants. Here one minute, gone the next.
We received a couple of inches of rain Saturday night. So for now there™s standing water in Moffett.
Sandy Bfar eastern Sequoyah County



Subject: Birding between Bethany and Yukon
Date: Mon May 18 2020 13:53 pm
From: mpjung5125 AT gmail.com
 
My usual route starts with a stop at Coffer Dam, then from
SH-66 and County Line Road north to NW--50th, west to Sara Road,
north to NW-63rd, east to Morgan Road and then to SH-66 or to NW-50th
and east to CL Road and then to SH-66. Here is what I saw or heard the last 3
days, 39 species:

Carolina Wren “ 2 heard

Baltimore Oriole “ 2 heard

N. Cardinal “ 3 + 2 heard

Northern Mockingbird “ 3

Barn Swallow - >10

Cliff Swallow - 8

Red-eyed Vireo “ 1 heard

Bell™s Vireo “ 2 heard

American Goldfinch “ 1 seen, several head

Cedar Waxwing - 2

Eastern Blue Bird “ 1 heard

Indigo Bunting “ 1 heard

Dickcissel “ 9 -12 per trip

Painted Bunting “ 4; 2 pairs seen

Eastern Kingbird “ 8 to 13 per trip

Western Kingbird “ 3

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher “ 7

Warbling Vireo “ 3 heard

Red-winged Blackbird - >5

Yellow Warbler “ 2 heard

GB Heron “ 2

Great Egret “ 4

Brown-headed Cowbird - >20

Eastern Meadowlark “ 2 and several more heard

Great-tailed Grackle - >50

Common Grackle “ 1

Canada Geese “ 8 adults and >20 goslings

American White Pelican “ 8+

Black Tern “ 10+

Ring-billed Gull - >10

Franklin™s Gull - >15K

Greater Yellowlegs “ 5

Wilson™s Phalarope “ 2

Marbled Godwit “ 1

Gadwall “ 4

Blue-winged Teal - >5

Mallard “ 8

Red-tailed Hawk “ 2



Still looking for my FOY Little Blue Heron!



Matt Jung, OKC



Subject: South Jenkins
Date: Sun May 17 2020 20:25 pm
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
Only thing new today that i found was an olive-sided flycatcher. On the power line by the fish ponds. They usually don't stay around very long.D.



Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-12020
Date: Sun May 17 2020 17:54 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,

I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school to about 200 yards beyond the tanks and back. It was mostly clear, breezy at times and cool. I met up with Dan Reinking shortly after beginning. Highlights included:




Olive-sided Flycatcher-1 heard calling

Alder Flycatcher-5

Least Flycatcher-2

Blue-headed Vireo-1

Veery-1 heard singing and calling

Tennessee Warbler-1

Northern Parula Warbler-1

Yellow Warbler-10

Chestnut-sided Warbler-1

Blackburnian Warbler-1 very pretty male in the sun

Blackpoll Warbler-1

American Redstart-5

Common Yellowthroat-3

Wilson's Warbler-2




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: Panhandle this weekend
Date: Sun May 17 2020 15:16 pm
From: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net
 
Spent two days out there this weekend, mostly Cimarron CountyHeavy migration of Bullock's Orioles and Western Kingbirds, with Lazuli Buntings and Common Yellowthroats most places.
Posted earlier on the Black-throated Gray Warbler.In general, other species involved some slow extended walks. Among other more interesting finds were 2 Plumbeous Vireos, Veery, Bronzed Cowbird (in Kenton) and 5 empids (Least , Hammond's [2], and two others will try to confirm from photos, one possibly a Dusky, and one green-backed and yellow-bellied bird).
Fair number of Yellow Warblers, and a few other odd warblers including Blackpoll (in Guymon) and Orange-crowned, few more of Audubon's. Three Spizella sparrows (Chipping, Clay-colored and a few Brewer's), and a cool encounter with a few Long-billed Curlews out on the prairie.
Turned into a fun trip running into Lou Truex while talking to him on the phone. Kim and Steve Metz were gracious for a dinner and beer.
Had the California Gull at Fort Supply on the way out on Friday.
116 species for the trip. Home by 1157 PM Saturday.CHEERS, JOE Grzybowski



Subject: Black Phoebe
Date: Sun May 17 2020 13:26 pm
From: myough AT gmail.com
 
Black Phoebe this morning at Black Mesa State Park foraging along the river behind the campground (nearest site T1 across from the Petrified Forest). Refound an hour later. I will post somewhat crappy (but diagnostically useful) photos to eBird when I have an opportunity (5-6 days).

Mike Yough
Stillwater

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Subject: Re: Tulsa area
Date: Sat May 16 2020 19:30 pm
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
In addition, this afternoon I spent almost 2 hours at Rentie's Grove (Jenks East Elementary), mostly around the big trees in the schoolyard with the best mob of birds I've seen AGP (After the Gathering Place). Included were male-female pairs of Blackburnian, Black-Throated Green, Magnolia and Blackpoll Warblers, along with American Redstart (2), Yellow(3), Nashvilleand Tennessee Warblers and Warbling Vireo.
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK



Subject: Least Bittern near Copan
Date: Sat May 16 2020 18:48 pm
From: birdingokie AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon I was pleasantly surprised when a Least Bittern flushed right in front of me near the north end of the big pond at the Tallgrass wetland area on the NW side of Copan Lake. 

Josh Engelbert
Copan, OK

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Subject: Re: Tulsa area
Date: Sat May 16 2020 17:16 pm
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
We park at the gate on 66th and walk west to memorial.Sent from my  U.S.Cellular Smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: jana singletary Date: 5/16/20 4:35 PM (GMT-06:00) To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU Subject: Re: Tulsa area Thanks for the report, Terry. When I bird that spot, I normally just bird from Mingo to the closed gate. Do you go beyond that point when you are birding there? I see people hiking and biking beyond the gate, but I didn™t know whether you birded that area or not. Thanks,JanaSent from my iPhoneOn May 16, 2020, at 4:13 PM, terry wrote:This morning Bill Carrell and I birdied the north woods at Oxley and the north Mingo bike trailWe had 2-Blackburnian warblers,1-Black-throated Green, 1-Bay-breasted, 1- Mourning and 4-Magnolia Warblers.Sent from my U.S.Cellular Smartphone



Subject: Re: Tulsa area
Date: Sat May 16 2020 16:34 pm
From: jssingletary AT sbcglobal.net
 
Thanks for the report, Terry. When I bird that spot, I normally just bird from Mingo to the closed gate. Do you go beyond that point when you are birding there? I see people hiking and biking beyond the gate, but I didn™t know whether you birded that area or not. Thanks,Jana

Sent from my iPhone
On May 16, 2020, at 4:13 PM, terry <terry@pecot.com> wrote:


This morning Bill Carrell and I birdied the north woods at Oxley and the north Mingo bike trailWe had 2-Blackburnian warblers,1-Black-throated Green, 1-Bay-breasted, 1- Mourning and 4-Magnolia Warblers.

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Subject: Tulsa area
Date: Sat May 16 2020 16:13 pm
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
This morning Bill Carrell and I birdied the north woods at Oxley and the north Mingo bike trailWe had 2-Blackburnian warblers,1-Black-throated Green, 1-Bay-breasted, 1- Mourning and 4-Magnolia Warblers.Sent from my  U.S.Cellular Smartphone



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Soldier Creek Industrial Park Recreational Trail, May 16, 2020
Date: Sat May 16 2020 12:34 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Nadine and I walked most of the new three mile section of the SCIP trails in Midwest City near NE 23rd and Air Depot. This dirt trail can be accessed from the
parking lot on the south side of 23rd. There will be a connector trail eventually going under the bridge over the creek. It is being built now. The trail runs along
the east side of Crutcho Creek as it runs to the north. There is some decent areas of riparian habitat and also some open areas and fields.
We didn™t see a lot of migrants but the Tennessee and Magnolia Warblers were nice finds.
Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK
Soldier Creek Industrial Park Recreational Trail, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US May 16, 2020 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: Nadine and i walked the new section of the SCIP trails running north of 23rd Street.
45 species
Mourning Dove 15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 female on a nest.
Cattle Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Alder Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 6
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Western Kingbird 3
Eastern Kingbird 5
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 25
Fish Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Purple Martin 1
Barn Swallow 6
Cliff Swallow 20
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Carolina Wren 5
European Starling 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
Swainson's Thrush 16
American Robin 8
Cedar Waxwing 20
American Goldfinch 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Great-tailed Grackle 2
Tennessee Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 1 One male seen directly overhead and closeby. Yellow underneath with prominent black streaks on breast and sides. White undertail coverts. Black mask. Calling softly "sweeta sweeta sweet".
Northern Cardinal 18
Indigo Bunting 6
Dickcissel 12
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Subject: Mountain Plover Presentation, Spring OOS, 5/16/2020 1:00 CST
Date: Sat May 16 2020 10:17 am
From: jeff_osu AT hotmail.com
 
Hello all,

Please tune in at 1:00 CST for Alli Pierce's presentation on her Mountain Plover research, "Shorebirds without a shore". Alli was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the original 2020 Spring Meeting (cancelled due to COVID-19) and has graciously agreed to
livestream via Facebook Live. For Q&A, it's best to watch live, but the stream should be available after today for people to view at their convenience.




The stream will be pinned as an announcement on the OOS Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/group...







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Thanks!

Jeff



Subject: Canada Warbler
Date: Sat May 16 2020 9:18 am
From: nighthawk.79 AT hotmail.com
 
Just now. Oxley Nature Center on the trail leading to the north blind.

- Jimmy



Subject: Re: Black-billed Cuckoo Tulsa
Date: Fri May 15 2020 21:22 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Zac, 
I am in Tulsa tonight and will try the North WoodS for the bay breasted warbler on The Sierra Trail in the morning. With today™s rains could be wet and muddy in there. That is a small problem compared to the fact that I can NOT hear that bird ( or other very high pitched warblers and other birds). Damnit!
Hope to use my iBird app sounds and get it to come to me .
I need a guy like you or Brian or Jimmy or Larry who can hear them all.
That is a lifer for me.
I had that same experience getting a golden winged warbler in Roan State Park on the TN/ NC border . The Park Ranger there told me you do not have to hear it , the birds hear it and come to check it out. Worked perfectly after a 2 mile mountain creek trail hike and stopping every 100 yards or so. The darn bird flew in at 30-40 yards and I saw it. Then I sat my phone on a fence post and kept watching. The male warbler flew right up and sat on the fence about a foot from my phone and ME. Lucky as hell, as even at 3-5 feet I could not hear it singing to my phone.

Where are you going tomorrow morning? Come on over and help the old birder!!!!!
Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 15, 2020, at 2:01 PM, Poland, Zachary wrote:
>
> I had brief but definitive views of a Black-billed Cuckoo at Woodward Park. This is potentially the same individual photographed by Josh Smith a day or so ago.
>
> Seen in the Arboretum in SE corner of Woodward Park.
>
> ZAP



Subject: For the chasers
Date: Fri May 15 2020 20:13 pm
From: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net
 
This may be a haul for listers, but it took me a while to get Black-throated Gray Warbler in OK.  Now the kicker--old farmstead with tree row along road 1.4 mi south of Wheeless. 
CHEERS, JOE Grzybowski

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Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo Tulsa
Date: Fri May 15 2020 14:00 pm
From: zpoland AT okstate.edu
 
I had brief but definitive views of a Black-billed Cuckoo at Woodward Park. This is potentially the same individual photographed by Josh Smith a day or so ago. 

Seen in the Arboretum in SE corner of Woodward Park.

ZAP


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