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10 Dec: @ 21:17:28 OOS Checklist of Oklahoma Birds 5th edition [JOS GRZYBOWSKI]
10 Dec: @ 14:19:15 Arcadia Snowy Owl Update 12/10/17 @ 2:15 pm [Poland, Zachary]
10 Dec: @ 09:08:04 Snowy Owl at Arcadia Dam. [okiebirder@gmail.com]
09 Dec: @ 16:53:44 Re: Oklahoma CBC List [NATHAN KUHNERT]
09 Dec: @ 12:19:59 Re: Oklahoma CBC List [NATHAN KUHNERT]
08 Dec: @ 19:57:03 Re: eagles [jrwinner]
08 Dec: @ 18:23:07 Sooner Lake addendum [Jimmy Woodard]
08 Dec: @ 16:05:28 Re: Oklahoma CBC List - Stephens County CBC [Bostian, Kelly]
08 Dec: @ 15:54:41 Re: Oklahoma CBC List - Stephens County CBC [Kurt Meisenzahl]
08 Dec: @ 14:48:04 Re: eagles [Lynn Romine]
08 Dec: @ 14:30:48 Re: eagles [Dan Reinking]
08 Dec: @ 12:08:24 Sequoyah NWR last Saturday [Steve Davis]
08 Dec: @ 10:27:13 Wildlife Conservation Passport Renewal [Doug Wood]
08 Dec: @ 08:26:20 Northern shovelers [Sharon Henthorn]
08 Dec: @ 02:31:12 Oklahoma CBC List [Bostian, Kelly]
07 Dec: @ 16:21:56 Audubon Christmas Bird Count planning - tonight! [O Connell, Tim]
07 Dec: @ 11:45:17 Snowy Owls, New Concerns [Jerry Davis]
07 Dec: @ 10:14:40 FW: eBird Report - Sooner Lake (Pawnee Co.), Dec 6, 2017 [Jimmy Woodard]
07 Dec: @ 10:03:01 FW: eBird Report - Sooner Lake (Noble Co.), Dec 6, 2017 [Jimmy Woodard]
06 Dec: @ 21:50:50 Red Slough Bird Survey - Dec. 6 [David Arbour]
06 Dec: @ 20:09:34 Re: Short-eared Owls [Mark Cromwell]
06 Dec: @ 13:48:31 Re: Short-eared Owls [Zach DuFran]
06 Dec: @ 13:10:24 Purple Finches and More on 12-6-2017. [Mary Peterson]
06 Dec: @ 12:56:42 Re: Short-eared Owls [Mary Peterson]
06 Dec: @ 08:50:16 Re: Short-eared Owls [LEWIS POND]
06 Dec: @ 00:57:59 Re: Short-eared Owls [bill]
05 Dec: @ 20:43:57 Red Slough today [David Arbour]
05 Dec: @ 20:20:09 Short-eared Owls [Mary Peterson]
05 Dec: @ 12:25:25 Re: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge CBC [JOS GRZYBOWSKI]
05 Dec: @ 10:25:34 Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge CBC [Mike Husak]
03 Dec: @ 17:24:03 Re: Red-necked Grebe [HAROLD YOCUM]
03 Dec: @ 14:23:07 Re: Red-necked Grebe [Bill Carrell]
02 Dec: @ 18:28:17 Red-necked Grebe [jana singletary]
01 Dec: @ 11:58:07 Lake Hefner today [Sharon Henthorn]
01 Dec: @ 10:38:31 December Migration Report [Patricia Velte]
30 Nov: @ 08:47:13 Re: Red-necked Grebe [LEWIS POND]
29 Nov: @ 21:16:05 Snow geese [Sandy Berger]
29 Nov: @ 09:44:08 FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Nov 29, 2017 [Doug Wood]
29 Nov: @ 09:03:56 Re: Red-necked Grebe [John Couch]
28 Nov: @ 21:25:18 Red Slough Bird Survey - Nov. 28 [David Arbour]
28 Nov: @ 01:13:36 Re: Red-necked Grebe [jana singletary]
27 Nov: @ 21:57:01 Re: Lake Hefner today [Harold A. Yocum]
27 Nov: @ 15:54:18 Red-necked Grebe [Melinda Droege]
27 Nov: @ 15:15:24 Lake Hefner today [Sharon Henthorn]
27 Nov: @ 10:47:41 Re: Japanese trains designed after birds [Jerry Davis]
26 Nov: @ 11:53:03 Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species [Jerry Davis]
26 Nov: @ 10:55:24 Pacific Loon - Lake Carl Blackwell [Scott Loss]
26 Nov: @ 08:51:38 Common Redpolls - Lake Carl Blackwell [Scott Loss]
25 Nov: @ 17:43:33 Re: Common loons at Lake Hefner [HAROLD YOCUM]
25 Nov: @ 17:42:23 Pelicans [Sharon Henthorn]





Subject: OOS Checklist of Oklahoma Birds 5th edition
Date: Sun Dec 10 2017 21:17 pm
From: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net
 
Hello, 
Chris Bulter was kind enough to load the new Oklahoma Ornithological Society Checklist of Oklahoma Birds, 5th Edition to the OOS website. This is a product of the Oklahoma Bird Records Committee.
We are up to 480 species for Oklahoma through October 2017. [Nothing new since then.]
The link is:http://www.okbirds.org/obrc-of...

CHEERS, JOE Grzybowski



Subject: Arcadia Snowy Owl Update 12/10/17 @ 2:15 pm
Date: Sun Dec 10 2017 14:19 pm
From: zpoland AT okstate.edu
 
A walker just flushed the SNOW from the top of the dam. I watched it fly to the east into the woods below the dam.

The walker never looked up to see the silently flying bird with arms reach.

ZAP

Sent from my mobile device.



Subject: Snowy Owl at Arcadia Dam.
Date: Sun Dec 10 2017 9:08 am
From: okiebirder AT gmail.com
 
On the east side of the crest of the dam near the skywalk to the discharge control structure. Reported yesterday on eBird by Jim Gebhart at his home across the road, Rt 66.

Sent from my ASUS ZenFone 2E, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: Re: Oklahoma CBC List
Date: Sat Dec 9 2017 16:53 pm
From: nrkuhnert AT sbcglobal.net
 
I am trying again to provide a link to the OKC Audubon Society website. The address below should take you to the website where there is a link at the top center of the page titled 2017 Christmas Bird Count Information.
okc-audubon.org
Thank you.
Nathan

On Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:19 PM, NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert@sbcglobal.net> wrote:


2017 CBC Oklahoma City Audubon Society Thank you for compiling the list Kelly!If it's not too late I can add a link to Details: Watch for updates at 2017 CBC Oklahoma City Audubon SocietyThanks again.Nathan Kuhnert On Friday, December 8, 2017 2:31 AM, "Bostian, Kelly" <Kelly.Bostian@TULSAWORLD.COM> wrote: Greetings all,Here is a list of CBCs for Oklahoma compiled from a few direct contacts and counts listed on the national Audubon web page of expected 2017 count circles (where they direct folks looking for a local count to join).This list is for the Sunday edition of the Tulsa World.Please let me know if you see any errors or know of any omissions. (If information isn't known until later that's OK too, I can still update the list on our web site).Thanks,KellyDEC. 14Sequoyah National Wildlife RefugeOrganizer: Chad FordContact: chad_ford@fws.gov<mailto:chad_ford@fws.gov> or 918-773-5251Details: Counting begins at 7 a.m. Meet at the refuge headquarters, 3 miles south of Vian.DEC. 16TulsaCompiler: Jeff CoxContact: jeffacox54@gmail.comDetails: Contact compiler in advance to be assigned to a count area team.Hulah ReservoirOrganizer: Don WolfeContact: dwolfe@suttoncenter.org<mailto:dwolfe@suttoncenter.org> or 918-336-7778Details: This count includes open water as well as riparian, and prairie areas.Oklahoma CityOrganizer: Nathan KuhnertContact: nkuhnert@sbcglobal.net<mailto:nkuhnert@sbcglobal.net> or 405-549-4285Chickasaw National Recreation AreaCompiler: Ron ParkerContact: ron_parker@nps.gov<mailto:ron_parker@nps.gov> or 580-622-7234Details: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Travertine Nature Center. Count 9 a.m.-3 p.m.DEC. 17SpavinawOrganizer: Frank HouckContact: fhhouck@yahoo.com<mailto:fhhouck@yahoo.com> or 918-787-6532Details: Most sections start at 8 a.m. Brown bag for lunch. Share findings over dinner. Count usually done by 5 p.m. Small group of local birders can use help covering its area.Tishomingo National Wildlife RefugeCompiler: Charles BrownContact: Charles-brown@utulsa.edu<mailto:Charles-brown@utulsa.edu>DEC. 20Fort GibsonOrganizer: Nadine VarnerContact: gallinuleofpurple@yahoo.com<mailto:gallinuleofpurple@yahoo.com> or 405-370-5076Details: Count starts at sunrise. Meet at Braum™s in Wagoner at 1:00 pm for lunch and a quick tally. At this time we will coordinate areas that haven™t been covered.Wichita Mountains National Wildlife RefugeCompiler: Mike HusakContact: michaelh@cameron.edu<mailto:michaelh@cameron.edu>DEC. 21Red SloughOrganizer: Leif Anderson and David ArbourContact: leanderson@fs.fed.us<mailto:leanderson@fs.fed.us>Details: For travelers to consider, this is the day prior to the nearby Broken Bow count. Red Slough always produces interesting birds.Washita National Widlife RefugeCompiler: Levi FeltmanContact: levi_feltman@fws.gov<mailto:levi_feltman@fws.gov> or 580-664-2205Details: Meet at the Washita NWR Headquarters at 7:00 am. Web site: washita.fws.govDEC. 22Broken BowOrganizer: Mia RevelsContact: revels@nsuok.eduDetails: Meet December 21, Thursday night, at Papa Poblano™s Restaurant just north of the traffic light east of Idabel. Dinner, at 7 p.m., includes organizing for the count day, Friday.DEC. 28Stephens CountyCompiler: Kurt MeisenzahlContact: meisenzk@sbcglobal.net<mailto:meisenzk@sbcglobal.net> or 580-585-0199Details: Meet at 6:15 a.m. at the DayBreak Diner, 116 S Highway 81 in DuncanDEC. 30Tallgrass Prairie PreserveOrganizer: Don WolfeContact: dwolfe@suttoncenter.org<mailto:dwolfe@suttoncenter.org> or 918-336-7778Details: The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is located roughly 15 miles north of Pawhuska.Salt Plains National Wildlife RefugeOrganizer: Glen HensleyContact: glen_hensley@fws.gov<mailto:glen_hensley@fws.gov>Details: Meet at the Salt Plains NWR Headquarters at 7 a.m.StillwaterOrganizer: Timothy O™ConnellContact: paynecountyaudubonsociety@gmail.com<mailto:paynecountyaudubonsociety@gmail.com>Details: Watch for updates at paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/116th-annual-christmas-bird-count or companion Facebook group.DEC. 31Cleveland CountyCompiler: Mark HoweryContact: mkhowery@juno.com<mailto:mkhowery@juno.com>Black MesaOrganizer: Max ThompsonContact: maxt@cox.net<mailto:maxt@cox.net> or 620-229-3876Details: Group meets at 9 a.m. in Kenton at the general store.Kelly BostianOutdoors WriterTulsa World Media Companywww.tulsaworld.com<http://www.tulsaworld.com/>... | 918 581 8357mobile | 918 231 1385fax | 918 581 8353315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103twitter | @kellybostianblog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian<http://www.tulsaworld.com/blog... | kelly.bostian@tulsaworld.com<mailto:name@tulsaworld.com>



Subject: Re: Oklahoma CBC List
Date: Sat Dec 9 2017 12:19 pm
From: nrkuhnert AT sbcglobal.net
 
2017 CBC  Oklahoma City Audubon Society         
Thank you for compiling the list Kelly!
If it's not too late I can add a link to Details: Watch for updates at 2017 CBC Oklahoma City Audubon Society
Thanks again.
Nathan Kuhnert

On Friday, December 8, 2017 2:31 AM, "Bostian, Kelly" <Kelly.Bostian@TULSAWORLD.COM> wrote:


Greetings all,
Here is a list of CBCs for Oklahoma compiled from a few direct contacts and counts listed on the national Audubon web page of expected 2017 count circles (where they direct folks looking for a local count to join).
This list is for the Sunday edition of the Tulsa World.
Please let me know if you see any errors or know of any omissions. (If information isn't known until later that's OK too, I can still update the list on our web site).
Thanks,
Kelly

DEC. 14
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Organizer: Chad Ford
Contact: chad_ford@fws.gov<mailto:chad_ford@fws.gov> or 918-773-5251
Details: Counting begins at 7 a.m. Meet at the refuge headquarters, 3 miles south of Vian.
DEC. 16
Tulsa
Compiler: Jeff Cox
Contact: jeffacox54@gmail.com
Details: Contact compiler in advance to be assigned to a count area team.
Hulah Reservoir
Organizer: Don Wolfe
Contact: dwolfe@suttoncenter.org<mailto:dwolfe@suttoncenter.org> or 918-336-7778
Details: This count includes open water as well as riparian, and prairie areas.
Oklahoma City
Organizer: Nathan Kuhnert
Contact: nkuhnert@sbcglobal.net<mailto:nkuhnert@sbcglobal.net> or 405-549-4285
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Compiler: Ron Parker
Contact: ron_parker@nps.gov<mailto:ron_parker@nps.gov> or 580-622-7234
Details: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Travertine Nature Center. Count 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
DEC. 17
Spavinaw
Organizer: Frank Houck
Contact: fhhouck@yahoo.com<mailto:fhhouck@yahoo.com> or 918-787-6532
Details: Most sections start at 8 a.m. Brown bag for lunch. Share findings over dinner. Count usually done by 5 p.m. Small group of local birders can use help covering its area.
Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge
Compiler: Charles Brown
Contact: Charles-brown@utulsa.edu<mailto:Charles-brown@utulsa.edu>
DEC. 20
Fort Gibson
Organizer: Nadine Varner
Contact: gallinuleofpurple@yahoo.com<mailto:gallinuleofpurple@yahoo.com> or 405-370-5076
Details: Count starts at sunrise. Meet at Braum™s in Wagoner at 1:00 pm for lunch and a quick tally. At this time we will coordinate areas that haven™t been covered.
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Compiler: Mike Husak
Contact: michaelh@cameron.edu<mailto:michaelh@cameron.edu>
DEC. 21
Red Slough
Organizer: Leif Anderson and David Arbour
Contact: leanderson@fs.fed.us<mailto:leanderson@fs.fed.us>
Details: For travelers to consider, this is the day prior to the nearby Broken Bow count. Red Slough always produces interesting birds.
Washita National Widlife Refuge
Compiler: Levi Feltman
Contact: levi_feltman@fws.gov<mailto:levi_feltman@fws.gov> or 580-664-2205
Details: Meet at the Washita NWR Headquarters at 7:00 am. Web site: washita.fws.gov
DEC. 22
Broken Bow
Organizer: Mia Revels
Contact: revels@nsuok.edu
Details: Meet December 21, Thursday night, at Papa Poblano™s Restaurant just north of the traffic light east of Idabel. Dinner, at 7 p.m., includes organizing for the count day, Friday.
DEC. 28
Stephens County
Compiler: Kurt Meisenzahl
Contact: meisenzk@sbcglobal.net<mailto:meisenzk@sbcglobal.net> or 580-585-0199
Details: Meet at 6:15 a.m. at the DayBreak Diner, 116 S Highway 81 in Duncan
DEC. 30
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Organizer: Don Wolfe
Contact: dwolfe@suttoncenter.org<mailto:dwolfe@suttoncenter.org> or 918-336-7778
Details: The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is located roughly 15 miles north of Pawhuska.
Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge
Organizer: Glen Hensley
Contact: glen_hensley@fws.gov<mailto:glen_hensley@fws.gov>
Details: Meet at the Salt Plains NWR Headquarters at 7 a.m.
Stillwater
Organizer: Timothy O™Connell
Contact: paynecountyaudubonsociety@gmail.com<mailto:paynecountyaudubonsociety@gmail.com>
Details: Watch for updates at paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/116th-annual-christmas-bird-count or companion Facebook group.
DEC. 31
Cleveland County
Compiler: Mark Howery
Contact: mkhowery@juno.com<mailto:mkhowery@juno.com>
Black Mesa
Organizer: Max Thompson
Contact: maxt@cox.net<mailto:maxt@cox.net> or 620-229-3876
Details: Group meets at 9 a.m. in Kenton at the general store.




Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
www.tulsaworld.com<http://www.tulsaworld.com/>
office | 918 581 8357
mobile | 918 231 1385
fax | 918 581 8353
315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
twitter | @kellybostian
blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian<http://www.tulsaworld.com/blog...
email | kelly.bostian@tulsaworld.com<mailto:name@tulsaworld.com>



Subject: Re: eagles
Date: Fri Dec 8 2017 19:57 pm
From: jrwinner AT suddenlink.net
 
---- Dora Webb  wrote:
> Are the Bald Eagles on nest eggs or already feeding young. In other words what time of the year do they start nesting?
> Dora Webb
> Edmond
Dora, Hello from Muskogee, Ok. I currently check on 20 nests and now is when
the Bald Eagles are becoming more active , fixing nests and laying eggs.
The earliest current pair near Ft. Gibson Dam have been on eggs I estimate 3 weeks. For some reason they want to be first. It is not unusual for their eaglets
to fledge when others have just laid eggs. The cold weather does not deter them but the viewing starts after the eggs hatch and the parents are feeding continually. Judy Bryant helps Sutton Center and covers 3 or more Counties.
Planning on going to Sequoyah NWR this coming week- Have to avoid hunting days though. Enjoy the Birds. I DO. Jim Winner



Subject: Sooner Lake addendum
Date: Fri Dec 8 2017 18:23 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Larry and I did visit the guard shack at the entrance to the power plant. The attendant
was polite but did not know when or if birders would have access again inside the plant.
He did say that the construction would probably last for another year.
I intended to include this info in my original post but forgot to do so.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jimmy Woodard [mailto:j.woodard@cox.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:03 AM
To: 'okbirds'
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Sooner Lake (Noble Co.), Dec 6, 2017

Larry Mays and I visited Sooner Lake yesterday. In the late morning, we found a huge mass
of Red-winged Blackbirds about a mile south of the main entrance to the plant. We went
west on EW400 and for a good half mile or more the trees, fences and powerlines were
blanketed with blackbirds. There were large flocks in the fallow wheat field and in the
grassy fields to the north of the road.
The flocks were almost all Red-wings(99%+) as we saw very few other species mixed into the
flocks. There were many Red-tailed Hawks perched very close to the flocks. Although we
never saw a hawk attack a flock, they surely must have been observing them for sick or
injured birds. We did see one Sharpie make a pass into a flock but it did not catch a
blackbird.
I reported a much smaller number on this ebird list than what was actually there. We
probably saw over 50,000 blackbirds and maybe more. I've never seen such a huge collection
of blackbirds except for the conglomerations at Cheyenne Bottoms in Kansas during the
spring.
The Barn Owl, Lapland Longspurs and Tree Sparrows were in the fields west of Marland in
The area of the past Snowy Owl sighting.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK

-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist@cornell.edu]
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:35 AM
To: j.woodard@cox.net
Subject: eBird Report - Sooner Lake (Noble Co.), Dec 6, 2017

Sooner Lake (Noble Co.), Noble, Oklahoma, US Dec 6, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
20.0 mile(s)
50 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 90
Gadwall 20
Mallard 200
Lesser Scaup 20
Bufflehead 10
Common Goldeneye 75
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Common Loon 5
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 30
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 18
American Coot 55
Bonaparte's Gull 60
Ring-billed Gull 30
Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
Mourning Dove 16
Barn Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 4
Loggerhead Shrike 2
Blue Jay 9
Horned Lark 300
Carolina Chickadee 3
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 7
American Robin 20
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 80
Lapland Longspur 2000 easily and underestimate and we ran into flock after flock in the fallow and cultivated field especially near and west of Marland.
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
American Tree Sparrow 10
Field Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 25
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Harris's Sparrow 30
Savannah Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 10
Western Meadowlark 9
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 45
Red-winged Blackbird 5000
Brown-headed Cowbird 40
Brewer's Blackbird 4
American Goldfinch 2

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

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



Subject: Re: Oklahoma CBC List - Stephens County CBC
Date: Fri Dec 8 2017 16:05 pm
From: Kelly.Bostian AT tulsaworld.com
 
Got it. Thanks!

Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
www.tulsaworld.com
office | 918 581 8357
mobile | 918 231 1385
fax | 918 581 8353
315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
twitter | @kellybostian
blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian
email | kelly.bostian@tulsaworld.com

________________________________________
From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Kurt Meisenzahl [meisenzk@SBCGLOBAL.NET]
Sent: Friday, December 8, 2017 3:54 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Oklahoma CBC List - Stephens County CBC

We meet at the Daybreak Diner at 6:30 since the Diner doesnt open until 6:30.

Kurt Meisenzahl

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 8, 2017, at 2:30 AM, Bostian, Kelly wrote:
>
> Greetings all,
> Here is a list of CBCs for Oklahoma compiled from a few direct contacts and counts listed on the national Audubon web page of expected 2017 count circles (where they direct folks looking for a local count to join).
> This list is for the Sunday edition of the Tulsa World.
> Please let me know if you see any errors or know of any omissions. (If information isn't known until later that's OK too, I can still update the list on our web site).
> Thanks,
> Kelly
>
> DEC. 14
> Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
> Organizer: Chad Ford
> Contact: chad_ford@fws.gov or 918-773-5251
> Details: Counting begins at 7 a.m. Meet at the refuge headquarters, 3 miles south of Vian.
> DEC. 16
> Tulsa
> Compiler: Jeff Cox
> Contact: jeffacox54@gmail.com
> Details: Contact compiler in advance to be assigned to a count area team.
> Hulah Reservoir
> Organizer: Don Wolfe
> Contact: dwolfe@suttoncenter.org or 918-336-7778
> Details: This count includes open water as well as riparian, and prairie areas.
> Oklahoma City
> Organizer: Nathan Kuhnert
> Contact: nkuhnert@sbcglobal.net or 405-549-4285
> Chickasaw National Recreation Area
> Compiler: Ron Parker
> Contact: ron_parker@nps.gov or 580-622-7234
> Details: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Travertine Nature Center. Count 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
> DEC. 17
> Spavinaw
> Organizer: Frank Houck
> Contact: fhhouck@yahoo.com or 918-787-6532
> Details: Most sections start at 8 a.m. Brown bag for lunch. Share findings over dinner. Count usually done by 5 p.m. Small group of local birders can use help covering its area.
> Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge
> Compiler: Charles Brown
> Contact: Charles-brown@utulsa.edu
> DEC. 20
> Fort Gibson
> Organizer: Nadine Varner
> Contact: gallinuleofpurple@yahoo.com or 405-370-5076
> Details: Count starts at sunrise. Meet at Braums in Wagoner at 1:00 pm for lunch and a quick tally. At this time we will coordinate areas that havent been covered.
> Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
> Compiler: Mike Husak
> Contact: michaelh@cameron.edu
> DEC. 21
> Red Slough
> Organizer: Leif Anderson and David Arbour
> Contact: leanderson@fs.fed.us
> Details: For travelers to consider, this is the day prior to the nearby Broken Bow count. Red Slough always produces interesting birds.
> Washita National Widlife Refuge
> Compiler: Levi Feltman
> Contact: levi_feltman@fws.gov or 580-664-2205
> Details: Meet at the Washita NWR Headquarters at 7:00 am. Web site: washita.fws.gov
> DEC. 22
> Broken Bow
> Organizer: Mia Revels
> Contact: revels@nsuok.edu
> Details: Meet December 21, Thursday night, at Papa Poblanos Restaurant just north of the traffic light east of Idabel. Dinner, at 7 p.m., includes organizing for the count day, Friday.
> DEC. 28
> Stephens County
> Compiler: Kurt Meisenzahl
> Contact: meisenzk@sbcglobal.net or 580-585-0199
> Details: Meet at 6:15 a.m. at the DayBreak Diner, 116 S Highway 81 in Duncan
> DEC. 30
> Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
> Organizer: Don Wolfe
> Contact: dwolfe@suttoncenter.org or 918-336-7778
> Details: The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is located roughly 15 miles north of Pawhuska.
> Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge
> Organizer: Glen Hensley
> Contact: glen_hensley@fws.gov
> Details: Meet at the Salt Plains NWR Headquarters at 7 a.m.
> Stillwater
> Organizer: Timothy OConnell
> Contact: paynecountyaudubonsociety@gmail.com
> Details: Watch for updates at paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/116th-annual-christmas-bird-count or companion Facebook group.
> DEC. 31
> Cleveland County
> Compiler: Mark Howery
> Contact: mkhowery@juno.com
> Black Mesa
> Organizer: Max Thompson
> Contact: maxt@cox.net or 620-229-3876
> Details: Group meets at 9 a.m. in Kenton at the general store.
>
>
>
>
> Kelly Bostian
> Outdoors Writer
> Tulsa World Media Company
> www.tulsaworld.com
> office | 918 581 8357
> mobile | 918 231 1385
> fax | 918 581 8353
> 315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
> twitter | @kellybostian
> blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian
> email | kelly.bostian@tulsaworld.com



Subject: Re: Oklahoma CBC List - Stephens County CBC
Date: Fri Dec 8 2017 15:54 pm
From: meisenzk AT sbcglobal.net
 
We meet at the Daybreak Diner at 6:30 since the Diner doesn™t open until 6:30.

Kurt Meisenzahl

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 8, 2017, at 2:30 AM, Bostian, Kelly wrote:
>
> Greetings all,
> Here is a list of CBCs for Oklahoma compiled from a few direct contacts and counts listed on the national Audubon web page of expected 2017 count circles (where they direct folks looking for a local count to join).
> This list is for the Sunday edition of the Tulsa World.
> Please let me know if you see any errors or know of any omissions. (If information isn't known until later that's OK too, I can still update the list on our web site).
> Thanks,
> Kelly
>
> DEC. 14
> Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
> Organizer: Chad Ford
> Contact: chad_ford@fws.gov or 918-773-5251
> Details: Counting begins at 7 a.m. Meet at the refuge headquarters, 3 miles south of Vian.
> DEC. 16
> Tulsa
> Compiler: Jeff Cox
> Contact: jeffacox54@gmail.com
> Details: Contact compiler in advance to be assigned to a count area team.
> Hulah Reservoir
> Organizer: Don Wolfe
> Contact: dwolfe@suttoncenter.org or 918-336-7778
> Details: This count includes open water as well as riparian, and prairie areas.
> Oklahoma City
> Organizer: Nathan Kuhnert
> Contact: nkuhnert@sbcglobal.net or 405-549-4285
> Chickasaw National Recreation Area
> Compiler: Ron Parker
> Contact: ron_parker@nps.gov or 580-622-7234
> Details: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Travertine Nature Center. Count 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
> DEC. 17
> Spavinaw
> Organizer: Frank Houck
> Contact: fhhouck@yahoo.com or 918-787-6532
> Details: Most sections start at 8 a.m. Brown bag for lunch. Share findings over dinner. Count usually done by 5 p.m. Small group of local birders can use help covering its area.
> Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge
> Compiler: Charles Brown
> Contact: Charles-brown@utulsa.edu
> DEC. 20
> Fort Gibson
> Organizer: Nadine Varner
> Contact: gallinuleofpurple@yahoo.com or 405-370-5076
> Details: Count starts at sunrise. Meet at Braum™s in Wagoner at 1:00 pm for lunch and a quick tally. At this time we will coordinate areas that haven™t been covered.
> Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
> Compiler: Mike Husak
> Contact: michaelh@cameron.edu
> DEC. 21
> Red Slough
> Organizer: Leif Anderson and David Arbour
> Contact: leanderson@fs.fed.us
> Details: For travelers to consider, this is the day prior to the nearby Broken Bow count. Red Slough always produces interesting birds.
> Washita National Widlife Refuge
> Compiler: Levi Feltman
> Contact: levi_feltman@fws.gov or 580-664-2205
> Details: Meet at the Washita NWR Headquarters at 7:00 am. Web site: washita.fws.gov
> DEC. 22
> Broken Bow
> Organizer: Mia Revels
> Contact: revels@nsuok.edu
> Details: Meet December 21, Thursday night, at Papa Poblano™s Restaurant just north of the traffic light east of Idabel. Dinner, at 7 p.m., includes organizing for the count day, Friday.
> DEC. 28
> Stephens County
> Compiler: Kurt Meisenzahl
> Contact: meisenzk@sbcglobal.net or 580-585-0199
> Details: Meet at 6:15 a.m. at the DayBreak Diner, 116 S Highway 81 in Duncan
> DEC. 30
> Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
> Organizer: Don Wolfe
> Contact: dwolfe@suttoncenter.org or 918-336-7778
> Details: The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is located roughly 15 miles north of Pawhuska.
> Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge
> Organizer: Glen Hensley
> Contact: glen_hensley@fws.gov
> Details: Meet at the Salt Plains NWR Headquarters at 7 a.m.
> Stillwater
> Organizer: Timothy O™Connell
> Contact: paynecountyaudubonsociety@gmail.com
> Details: Watch for updates at paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/116th-annual-christmas-bird-count or companion Facebook group.
> DEC. 31
> Cleveland County
> Compiler: Mark Howery
> Contact: mkhowery@juno.com
> Black Mesa
> Organizer: Max Thompson
> Contact: maxt@cox.net or 620-229-3876
> Details: Group meets at 9 a.m. in Kenton at the general store.
>
>
>
>
> Kelly Bostian
> Outdoors Writer
> Tulsa World Media Company
> www.tulsaworld.com
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> mobile | 918 231 1385
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Subject: Re: eagles
Date: Fri Dec 8 2017 14:48 pm
From: 0000009144775b98-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
There are some Bald Eagles at Arcadia Lake that stay all winter, so even if not on the nest you might see them fishing, in flight, or mending their nest. The Ranger's building has a short eagle movie to watch and lots of information. You can go any time you want, but they have an annual "Eagle Watch" coming up in about 4 weeks in January with spotting scopes set out with folks available to help you spot the eagles. One really hilarious thing......they were offering free coffee and free hot chocolate at the Ranger station when I was there, but no disposable cups....with a deadpan expression I was offered the chance to purchase a reusable Arcadia Lake mug! Folks coming in after me brought their empty McD cups and they gave them free coffee in them, so I guess you just have to know to bring your own mug. I saw 5 different eagles the last time I was there, and lots of other birds. Great place to visit, and not far from Soda Pops if you need a restaurant meal or the "Round Barn" if you want a historical site to see. 

On Friday, December 8, 2017 2:07 PM, Dora Webb <owl112 AT COX.NET> wrote:






Are the Bald Eagles on nest eggs or already feeding
young. In other words what time of the year do they start
nesting?
Dora Webb
Edmond



Subject: Re: eagles
Date: Fri Dec 8 2017 14:30 pm
From: dan AT suttoncenter.org
 
Most Bald Eagles in Oklahoma lay eggs in December or January, with some pairs typically laying early each year and other pairs later, so there is individual variation in the timing, but individuals are often fairly consistent from one year to the next.
Dan Reinking
Sutton Avian Research Center
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Dora Webb
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 2:07 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] eagles
Are the Bald Eagles on nest eggs or already feeding young. In other words what time of the year do they start nesting?
Dora Webb
Edmond



Subject: Sequoyah NWR last Saturday
Date: Fri Dec 8 2017 12:08 pm
From: spd8109 AT gmail.com
 
Thanks to Marion Homier for organizing, and to Sandy Berger for leading, the OCAS SNWR field trip last weekend. We had a big group for such a distant location, 18 people, I think. We had good looks at nesting eagles, a Brown Creeper in the Visitor Center parking lot, many Snow Geese, American Wigeon, kingfisher and many other good birds. The weather and company were great. Mary and I walked Horton Slough at the end of the day and added Pileated Woodpecker to our list. It was a great outing.--steve d and mary l



Subject: Wildlife Conservation Passport Renewal
Date: Fri Dec 8 2017 10:27 am
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Hi All. Just re-upped my ODWC Wildlife Conservation Passport for 2018. Friendly reminder that if you are birding, picture taking etc on state wildlife management areas you need either a Wildlife Conservation Passport ($26 +$3 handling
fee) or a hunting/fishing license. You can use their webpage to purchase the passport and they email you copy you can print/cut out and carry with you on WMAs. Doug.




Douglas R. Wood, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

PMB 4068

1405 N. 4th Ave

Durant, OK 74701-0609

dwood@se.edu

580-745-2272



Subject: Northern shovelers
Date: Fri Dec 8 2017 8:26 am
From: shenthorn205 AT att.net
 
If you™ve never witnessed the phenomenon of the syncopated swimming circles of these beautiful ducks”just now at 8:23 at the OKC Zoo Lake are many groups of five to twenty individuals doing their thing. One of my favorite sights. See them from the eastern shore. 

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Oklahoma CBC List
Date: Fri Dec 8 2017 2:31 am
From: Kelly.Bostian AT tulsaworld.com
 
Greetings all,
Here is a list of CBCs for Oklahoma compiled from a few direct contacts and counts listed on the national Audubon web page of expected 2017 count circles (where they direct folks looking for a local count to join).
This list is for the Sunday edition of the Tulsa World.
Please let me know if you see any errors or know of any omissions. (If information isn't known until later that's OK too, I can still update the list on our web site).
Thanks,
Kelly

DEC. 14
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Organizer: Chad Ford
Contact: chad_ford@fws.gov or 918-773-5251
Details: Counting begins at 7 a.m. Meet at the refuge headquarters, 3 miles south of Vian.
DEC. 16
Tulsa
Compiler: Jeff Cox
Contact: jeffacox54@gmail.com
Details: Contact compiler in advance to be assigned to a count area team.
Hulah Reservoir
Organizer: Don Wolfe
Contact: dwolfe@suttoncenter.org or 918-336-7778
Details: This count includes open water as well as riparian, and prairie areas.
Oklahoma City
Organizer: Nathan Kuhnert
Contact: nkuhnert@sbcglobal.net or 405-549-4285
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Compiler: Ron Parker
Contact: ron_parker@nps.gov or 580-622-7234
Details: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Travertine Nature Center. Count 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
DEC. 17
Spavinaw
Organizer: Frank Houck
Contact: fhhouck@yahoo.com or 918-787-6532
Details: Most sections start at 8 a.m. Brown bag for lunch. Share findings over dinner. Count usually done by 5 p.m. Small group of local birders can use help covering its area.
Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge
Compiler: Charles Brown
Contact: Charles-brown@utulsa.edu
DEC. 20
Fort Gibson
Organizer: Nadine Varner
Contact: gallinuleofpurple@yahoo.com or 405-370-5076
Details: Count starts at sunrise. Meet at Braums in Wagoner at 1:00 pm for lunch and a quick tally. At this time we will coordinate areas that havent been covered.
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Compiler: Mike Husak
Contact: michaelh@cameron.edu
DEC. 21
Red Slough
Organizer: Leif Anderson and David Arbour
Contact: leanderson@fs.fed.us
Details: For travelers to consider, this is the day prior to the nearby Broken Bow count. Red Slough always produces interesting birds.
Washita National Widlife Refuge
Compiler: Levi Feltman
Contact: levi_feltman@fws.gov or 580-664-2205
Details: Meet at the Washita NWR Headquarters at 7:00 am. Web site: washita.fws.gov
DEC. 22
Broken Bow
Organizer: Mia Revels
Contact: revels@nsuok.edu
Details: Meet December 21, Thursday night, at Papa Poblanos Restaurant just north of the traffic light east of Idabel. Dinner, at 7 p.m., includes organizing for the count day, Friday.
DEC. 28
Stephens County
Compiler: Kurt Meisenzahl
Contact: meisenzk@sbcglobal.net or 580-585-0199
Details: Meet at 6:15 a.m. at the DayBreak Diner, 116 S Highway 81 in Duncan
DEC. 30
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Organizer: Don Wolfe
Contact: dwolfe@suttoncenter.org or 918-336-7778
Details: The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is located roughly 15 miles north of Pawhuska.
Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge
Organizer: Glen Hensley
Contact: glen_hensley@fws.gov
Details: Meet at the Salt Plains NWR Headquarters at 7 a.m.
Stillwater
Organizer: Timothy OConnell
Contact: paynecountyaudubonsociety@gmail.com
Details: Watch for updates at paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/116th-annual-christmas-bird-count or companion Facebook group.
DEC. 31
Cleveland County
Compiler: Mark Howery
Contact: mkhowery@juno.com
Black Mesa
Organizer: Max Thompson
Contact: maxt@cox.net or 620-229-3876
Details: Group meets at 9 a.m. in Kenton at the general store.




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Subject: Audubon Christmas Bird Count planning - tonight!
Date: Thu Dec 7 2017 16:21 pm
From: tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu
 
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Payne County Audubon Society,

Our annual Christmas Bird Count will take place Saturday, Dec. 30 this year. TONIGHT is our annual meeting during which we carve up our count circle to determine where folks will go on the 30th! Please do join us at 7:00 pm in the Education Center at the Botanic Garden at OSU.

If you want to win us or the count but can™t make tonight™s meeting, that™s okay. Please just let me know via email (tim.oconnell@gmail.com) by no later than THURSDAY, Dec. 28.

ALSO, we™ve got a field trip this Saturday to Sooner Lake!

Details at our website: https://paynecountyaudubonsoci...

Wishing you good birding,
~Tim O™Connell
PCAS Vice President



Subject: Snowy Owls, New Concerns
Date: Thu Dec 7 2017 11:45 am
From: jwdavis AT cablelynx.com
 
The concentration of winter eruption is around the Great Lakes now.
Not close to us yet.


https://www.birdwatchingdaily....

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Sooner Lake (Pawnee Co.), Dec 6, 2017
Date: Thu Dec 7 2017 10:14 am
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Larry Mays and I visited Sooner Lake yesterday. Larry found some Surf Scoters at the north
end of NS3360 near the SE corner of the lake. we saw at least 6 Surfs in a narrow bay just
west of this road. We saw four fly north into the main body of the lake. they were all dark
as they flew eliminating White-wing Scoter. Larry later found either these same four or a
different group to the northeast. We then refound the six at the far south end of the
narrow bay which Larry was able to photograph some of these birds. So, there may have
been more than six scoters.
Also at the end of the NS3360 road was a flock of forty or so American Tree Sparrows. Larry
had also found a group of a dozen about two miles south on this road earlier. ATSP was
easily the most numerous sparrow seen yesterday.
Also a highlight was the large amount of waterfowl on the lake. we checked all the access
points along Hwy 15 on the south end of the lake. by far, the vast majority were seen from
the north end of NS3360. I would estimate a conservative number of 4-5000 birds on the lake
of which the biggest majority were Mallards and Common Goldeneye.
All in all, it was a good day to be out although it was a bit cold and breezy at times.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Sooner Lake (Pawnee Co.), Pawnee, Oklahoma, US Dec 6, 2017 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
69 species (+1 other taxa)

Cackling Goose 6
Canada Goose 300
Gadwall 10
American Wigeon 6
Mallard 2500
Northern Pintail 12
Green-winged Teal 2
Lesser Scaup 80
Surf Scoter 6 whitish vertical stripe at base of bluish gray bill on the birds. also a whitsh, round patch behind the eye. darkish bodies. no white in wing in flight.
Bufflehead 25
Common Goldeneye 130
Hooded Merganser 1
Red-breasted Merganser 3
Northern Bobwhite 2
Common Loon 10
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Horned Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 35
Great Blue Heron 2
Northern Harrier 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 7
Red-tailed Hawk 8
Rough-legged Hawk 1
American Coot 250
Killdeer 2
Bonaparte's Gull 30
Ring-billed Gull 40
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 25
Greater Roadrunner 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 2
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Blue Jay 14
American Crow 4
Horned Lark 20
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 4
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 12
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 30
Smith's Longspur 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
LeConte's Sparrow 1
American Tree Sparrow 50
Field Sparrow 4
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 20
White-crowned Sparrow 9
Harris's Sparrow 35
White-throated Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 22
Western Meadowlark 4
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 60
Red-winged Blackbird 150
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 7

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

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



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Sooner Lake (Noble Co.), Dec 6, 2017
Date: Thu Dec 7 2017 10:03 am
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Larry Mays and I visited Sooner Lake yesterday. In the late morning, we found a huge mass
of Red-winged Blackbirds about a mile south of the main entrance to the plant. We went
west on EW400 and for a good half mile or more the trees, fences and powerlines were
blanketed with blackbirds. There were large flocks in the fallow wheat field and in the
grassy fields to the north of the road.
The flocks were almost all Red-wings(99%+) as we saw very few other species mixed into the
flocks. There were many Red-tailed Hawks perched very close to the flocks. Although we
never saw a hawk attack a flock, they surely must have been observing them for sick or
injured birds. We did see one Sharpie make a pass into a flock but it did not catch a
blackbird.
I reported a much smaller number on this ebird list than what was actually there. We
probably saw over 50,000 blackbirds and maybe more. I've never seen such a huge collection
of blackbirds except for the conglomerations at Cheyenne Bottoms in Kansas during the
spring.
The Barn Owl, Lapland Longspurs and Tree Sparrows were in the fields west of Marland in
The area of the past Snowy Owl sighting.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK

-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist@cornell.edu]
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:35 AM
To: j.woodard@cox.net
Subject: eBird Report - Sooner Lake (Noble Co.), Dec 6, 2017

Sooner Lake (Noble Co.), Noble, Oklahoma, US Dec 6, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
20.0 mile(s)
50 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 90
Gadwall 20
Mallard 200
Lesser Scaup 20
Bufflehead 10
Common Goldeneye 75
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Common Loon 5
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 30
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 18
American Coot 55
Bonaparte's Gull 60
Ring-billed Gull 30
Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
Mourning Dove 16
Barn Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 4
Loggerhead Shrike 2
Blue Jay 9
Horned Lark 300
Carolina Chickadee 3
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 7
American Robin 20
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 80
Lapland Longspur 2000 easily and underestimate and we ran into flock after flock in the fallow and cultivated field especially near and west of Marland.
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
American Tree Sparrow 10
Field Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 25
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Harris's Sparrow 30
Savannah Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 10
Western Meadowlark 9
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 45
Red-winged Blackbird 5000
Brown-headed Cowbird 40
Brewer's Blackbird 4
American Goldfinch 2

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

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



Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Dec. 6
Date: Wed Dec 6 2017 21:50 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 84 species. It was heavy overcast, cool (40™s-50™s), and a bit windy. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks continue as well as at least one Dunlin. The Golden Eagle has been regular on the east side of Red Slough and occasionally on the west side. Possibly there are two birds as we saw one this afternoon at unit 40 and Terry Stuart saw one this morning at unit 4. The Blue-headed Vireo was by the north parking lot. Was unable to relocate the ground-dove and Clay-colored Sparrow seen yesterday. A road grader was working the spot where we had the ground-dove when we went to check for it, so possibly it is still around and will hopefully show back up. Here is our list for today:
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks “ 8 ( juveniles)
Snow Goose - 1
Wood Duck “ 2
Gadwall “ 460
Mallard “ 629
Northern Shoveler “ 152
Northern Pintail - 40
Green-winged Teal “ 1824
Canvasback “ 6
Redhead - 1
Ring-necked Duck “ 2375
Bufflehead “ 1
Hooded Merganser - 4
Ruddy Duck “ 3
Unidentified ducks - 500
Pied-billed Grebe “ 24
American White Pelican - 41
Double-crested Cormorant - 8
Great-blue Heron “ 11
Great Egret - 1
Black Vulture - 3
Turkey Vulture “ 9
Northern Harrier “ 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk “ 1
Cooper™s Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk “ 3
Red-tailed Hawk “ 10
Golden Eagle “ 1 adult
Virginia Rail - 5
American Coot - 450
Killdeer “ 26
Greater Yellowlegs “ 3
Dunlin - 1
Wilson™s Snipe “ 100
Ring-billed Gull - 3
Rock Pigeon “ 6
Eurasian Collared-Dove “ 1
Mourning Dove “ 1
Belted Kingfisher “ 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Hairy Woodpecker “ 3
Northern Flicker “ 18
Pileated Woodpecker - 2
Eastern Phoebe “ 9
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Loggerhead Shrike “ 1
Blue Jay - 7
American Crow “ 62
Fish Crow - 4
Carolina Chickadee “ 3
Tufted Titmouse “ 3
White-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Carolina Wren “ 5
House Wren “ 1
Winter Wren - 1
Sedge Wren - 8
Marsh Wren “ 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet “ 8
Hermit Thrush “ 2
American Robin - 1
Northern Mockingbird - 4
Brown Thrasher “ 2
American Pipit - 2
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler “ 21
Pine Warbler - 3
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Eastern Towhee “ 4
Field Sparrow - 7
Savannah Sparrow “ 15
Le Conte™s Sparrow - 2
Fox Sparrow - 5
Song Sparrow - 11
Swamp Sparrow “ 11
White-throated Sparrow “ 8
White-crowned Sparrow - 1
Dark-eyed Junco - 3
Northern Cardinal - 19
Red-winged Blackbird “ 36
Eastern Meadowlark “ 6
Rusty Blackbird - 1
American Goldfinch “ 7
Good birding!
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Short-eared Owls
Date: Wed Dec 6 2017 20:09 pm
From: mark.cromwell01 AT gmail.com
 
Bill,
Try Drummond Flats. Three years ago I found them out there all the time. Recent years not so much.They will show up an hour or so before sundown and perch on fence posts. Be patient. You can use your car as a blind and slowly pull up on them. Have fun. Mark C, Enid

On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Zach DuFran <zdufran@gmail.com> wrote:
Bill,
I have seen Short-eared Owls at Hackberry Flat WMA in southwest Oklahoma. A group of us walked through the fields adjacent to the visitor center and flushed them out of the tall grass.
Zach DuFranNorman, OK
On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 12:56 PM, Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson@hotmail.com> wrote:







They like large expanses of tallgrass prairie. There are usually northern harriers present during the daylight hours.



From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of bill <billd@POST.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:57 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Short-eared Owls





I've never seen one of these. Do they occur in western Ok? Any tips on finding one, habitat, etc? Thanks

bill d
enid garfield ok


Sent:Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 8:20 PM
From:"Mary Peterson" <m_mpeterson@HOTMAIL.COM>
To:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject:[OKBIRDS] Short-eared Owls



Hello All,
Today, at about 5 pm, I went east of Bartlesville on Tuxedo to the dirt road a mile east of Bison Road. I then went about 1/2 mile south and started looking. There were at least 4 short-eared owls flying around.
There were also at least 2 Le Conte's sparrows, 2 sedge wrens, a northern harrier and a loggerhead shrike present in the area.

Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Re: Short-eared Owls
Date: Wed Dec 6 2017 13:48 pm
From: zdufran AT gmail.com
 
Bill,
I have seen Short-eared Owls at Hackberry Flat WMA in southwest Oklahoma. A group of us walked through the fields adjacent to the visitor center and flushed them out of the tall grass.
Zach DuFranNorman, OK
On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 12:56 PM, Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson@hotmail.com> wrote:







They like large expanses of tallgrass prairie. There are usually northern harriers present during the daylight hours.



From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of bill <billd@POST.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:57 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Short-eared Owls





I've never seen one of these. Do they occur in western Ok? Any tips on finding one, habitat, etc? Thanks

bill d
enid garfield ok


Sent:Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 8:20 PM
From:"Mary Peterson" <m_mpeterson@HOTMAIL.COM>
To:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject:[OKBIRDS] Short-eared Owls



Hello All,
Today, at about 5 pm, I went east of Bartlesville on Tuxedo to the dirt road a mile east of Bison Road. I then went about 1/2 mile south and started looking. There were at least 4 short-eared owls flying around.
There were also at least 2 Le Conte's sparrows, 2 sedge wrens, a northern harrier and a loggerhead shrike present in the area.

Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Purple Finches and More on 12-6-2017.
Date: Wed Dec 6 2017 13:10 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
Janet Young and I went up to the Copan Wildlife Area north of Bartlesville this morning. It was clear, calm and cool. We first went to the Tallgrass Wetlands at Copan Wildlife Area. We had several small flocks
of American tree sparrows on the road in to the east parking lot, totalling over 20 individuals. At the parking lot, I soon heard the call of a purple finch and we soon had 2 females in the top of a sycamore tree. Going south, we had 5 Le Conte's sparrows
about 1/2 mile north of Osage Point at the junction with a gravel road going west. About a mile west of Copan Lake on Highway 10, there was a rough-legged hawk sitting on a power pole. Below the Copan dam, there were 6 killdeers and about 20 least sandpipers.
Finally, on the south end of Young's Lake, there were 6 greater yellowlegs, 2 long-billed dowitchers and about 20 Wilson's snipes.


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville.



Subject: Re: Short-eared Owls
Date: Wed Dec 6 2017 12:56 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
They like large expanses of tallgrass prairie. There are usually northern harriers present during the daylight hours. 



From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of bill <billd@POST.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:57 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Short-eared Owls





I've never seen one of these. Do they occur in western Ok? Any tips on finding one, habitat, etc? Thanks

bill d
enid garfield ok


Sent:Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 8:20 PM
From:"Mary Peterson" <m_mpeterson@HOTMAIL.COM>
To:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject:[OKBIRDS] Short-eared Owls



Hello All,
Today, at about 5 pm, I went east of Bartlesville on Tuxedo to the dirt road a mile east of Bison Road. I then went about 1/2 mile south and started looking. There were at least 4 short-eared owls flying around.
There were also at least 2 Le Conte's sparrows, 2 sedge wrens, a northern harrier and a loggerhead shrike present in the area.

Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Re: Short-eared Owls
Date: Wed Dec 6 2017 8:50 am
From: breaker57 AT cox.net
 
bill d:During the winter - yes - you see reports from eastern and western OK. The rest of the year - not many reported. They like grasslands - best seen at dawn and dusk. So if you have a big open expanse of prairie, then you might find one. The "ears" aren't really ears of course - just tufts of feathers. 
On December 6, 2017 at 1:57 AM bill <billd@POST.COM> wrote:

I've never seen one of these. Do they occur in western Ok? Any tips on finding one, habitat, etc? Thanksbill denid garfield okSent:Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 8:20 PM
From:"Mary Peterson" <m_mpeterson@HOTMAIL.COM>
To:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject:[OKBIRDS] Short-eared OwlsHello All, Today, at about 5 pm, I went east of Bartlesville on Tuxedo to the dirt road a mile east of Bison Road. I then went about 1/2 mile south and started looking. There were at least 4 short-eared owls flying around. There were also at least 2 Le Conte's sparrows, 2 sedge wrens, a northern harrier and a loggerhead shrike present in the area.Mark PetersonBartlesville



Subject: Re: Short-eared Owls
Date: Wed Dec 6 2017 0:57 am
From: billd AT post.com
 
I've never seen one of these. Do they occur in western Ok? Any tips on finding one, habitat, etc? Thanks



bill d

enid garfield ok



Sent:Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 8:20 PM
From:"Mary Peterson" <m_mpeterson@HOTMAIL.COM>
To:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject:[OKBIRDS] Short-eared Owls




Hello All,

Today, at about 5 pm, I went east of Bartlesville on Tuxedo to the dirt road a mile east of Bison Road. I then went about 1/2 mile south and started looking. There were at least 4 short-eared owls flying around. There were also at least 2 Le Conte's sparrows, 2 sedge wrens, a northern harrier and a loggerhead shrike present in the area.



Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: Red Slough today
Date: Tue Dec 5 2017 20:43 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
Due to windy conditions being forecast for today, I put off the bird survey till tomorrow. But while working today at Red Slough I ran across some notable birds:
Golden Eagle “ 1 adult (soaring over middle parking lot.)
Merlin “ 1 (along Blackland Rd.)
Common Ground-Dove “ 1 male (feeding on Blackland Road at west end.)
Clay-colored Sparrow “ 1 (on levee between units 27A & 27B; first winter record for RS.)
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Short-eared Owls
Date: Tue Dec 5 2017 20:20 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
Today, at about 5 pm, I went east of Bartlesville on Tuxedo to the dirt road a mile east of Bison Road. I then went about 1/2 mile south and started looking. There were at least 4 short-eared owls flying around.
There were also at least 2 Le Conte's sparrows, 2 sedge wrens, a northern harrier and a loggerhead shrike present in the area.


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Re: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge CBC
Date: Tue Dec 5 2017 12:25 pm
From: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net
 
Count me in.CHEERS, JOE 

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:25 AM, Mike Husak wrote:


OKBirders, Sorry for the late announcement, but the 2017 Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird Count will be held on Wednesday, 20 December 2017. Those interested in participating please e-mail me directly in advance so that I can get you details and so the co-coordinator (Steve Hodge) and I can start working on group assignments in advance. Cheers, Mike Husak Lawton, OK michaelh@cameron.edu



Subject: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge CBC
Date: Tue Dec 5 2017 10:25 am
From: michaelh AT cameron.edu
 
OKBirders,

Sorry for the late announcement, but the 2017 Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird Count will be held on Wednesday, 20 December 2017. Those interested in participating please e-mail me directly in advance so that I can get you details and so the co-coordinator (Steve Hodge) and I can start working on group assignments in advance.


Cheers,
Mike Husak
Lawton, OK
michaelh@cameron.edu



Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe
Date: Sun Dec 3 2017 17:24 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Bill , I know how to get to Ski Point , but not how to get over to the dam. Where is the access road to the dam area?

Hal Yocum

> On December 3, 2017 at 3:23 PM Bill Carrell wrote:
>
> Looked today from both Ski point and the dam, no luck.
>
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
>
> On Dec 2, 2017 6:28 PM, "jana singletary" wrote:
>
> > > Did anyone look for the Red-necked Grebe today at Carl Blackwell?
> >
> > Jana Singletary
> > Tulsa
> >
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > >



Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe
Date: Sun Dec 3 2017 14:23 pm
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
Looked today from both Ski point and the dam, no luck.
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK
On Dec 2, 2017 6:28 PM, "jana singletary" <jssingletary@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Did anyone look for the Red-necked Grebe today at Carl Blackwell?


Jana Singletary

Tulsa



Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Red-necked Grebe
Date: Sat Dec 2 2017 18:28 pm
From: jssingletary AT sbcglobal.net
 
Did anyone look for the Red-necked Grebe today at Carl Blackwell?

Jana Singletary
Tulsa


Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Lake Hefner today
Date: Fri Dec 1 2017 11:58 am
From: shenthorn205 AT att.net
 
Noon,  circling the lake by auto. Many great blue herons. Ring-billed gulls. American white pelicans. Mallards. American coots. Double-crested cormorants. Canada geese. 
Large raft of red-breasted mergansers seen near entrance to dam.
Belted kingfisher near marina
Pair of Northern pintails west of Prairie Dog Point near entrance to dam
Pied-billed grebe same area
Two common loons near dam
Two Hooded mergansers in exit pond from the dam road
Two Buffleheads near PDP
Several Horned grebe here and there
Handful of Redheads near Stars and Stripes Park

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: December Migration Report
Date: Fri Dec 1 2017 10:38 am
From: pvelte AT cox.net
 
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@cox.net
Oklahoma City, OK



Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe
Date: Thu Nov 30 2017 8:47 am
From: breaker57 AT cox.net
 
The Lake Carl Blackwell RN Grebe was very close to the dam and very active between 10:30 - 11:00 am yesterday (11/29/17).  He was up close and very easy to find - it took me longer to find the dam than it did to find the bird.  He was constantly diving - as soon as I saw him up and got a look at him, down he would go.  I got a nice bonus when a large male roadrunner came out onto the gravel road - also, many sparrow species right next to the dam.  I saw four red-shouldered hawks and heard a fifth - I am not sure if that was a migration or if there are always that many near the dam.  The Northern Flickers were also thick.  There were ducks and geese on the lake but none were close to the dam (except for Canada Geese that were right on the dam).  All in all, a great trip!  Thanks to everyone that posted about this bird.



Subject: Snow geese
Date: Wed Nov 29 2017 21:16 pm
From: sndbrgr AT gmail.com
 
36,000 Snow and Ross's Geese at Sequoyah NWR this week.

Sandy B.



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Nov 29, 2017
Date: Wed Nov 29 2017 9:44 am
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Hi All.  Casual birded the Durant Ecopark this morning while my students checked small mammal traps for Mammalogy class.  Highlight was a small flock of Rusty Blackbirds.  I'll see if they are there again tomorrow.  Doug.

-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist@cornell.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:42 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Nov 29, 2017

Durant Ecopark, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Nov 29, 2017 6:40 AM - 7:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Casual birding while small mammal trapping with my Mammalogy class.
38 species

Gadwall 2
Northern Pintail 3
Green-winged Teal 3
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 90
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
Cedar Waxwing 45
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Dark-eyed Junco 12
Harris's Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Rusty Blackbird 12
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6

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

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



Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe
Date: Wed Nov 29 2017 9:03 am
From: jrcouch1960 AT gmail.com
 
The grebe was stiil at LCB late in the afternoon yesterday, near the dam (4:15-4;45). It headed south to the spillway and the south end of the lake, then west to that first cove that goes south.
John
On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 1:13 AM, jana singletary <jssingletary@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Congrats!!!! I hope it hangs around awhile so I can go see it when I get back home.
Jana

Sent from my iPhone
On Nov 27, 2017, at 3:54 PM, Melinda Droege <oklagranny26 AT GMAIL.COM> wrote:

Still at Lake Carl Blackwell from 9:00-10:00 this morning (Nov 27). Paul R. from Tulsa already had it in scope when I arrived...lucky for me! It was near the dam and swimming to the right. We got several good looks tho far away. Then it dove and we never found again. No Pacific Loon, crossbills or redpolls.
Melinda DroegeBartlesville



Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Nov. 28
Date: Tue Nov 28 2017 21:25 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
It was clear, warm, and windy on the bird survey today. 67 species were found. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are still continuing and I was surprised to find a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher traveling with some Ruby-crowned Kinglets along Red Slough Road near the north parking area. Here is my list for today:
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks “ 12 (2 adults & 10 juv. ; New late date.)
Wood Duck “ 13
Gadwall “ 610
Mallard “ 774
Northern Shoveler “ 150
Northern Pintail - 12
Green-winged Teal “ 448
Ring-necked Duck “ 2200
Ruddy Duck “ 4
Pied-billed Grebe “ 12
American White Pelican - 35
Double-crested Cormorant - 8
Great-blue Heron “ 6
Black Vulture - 20
Turkey Vulture “ 110
Northern Harrier “ 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk “ 1
Cooper™s Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk “ 1
Red-tailed Hawk “ 3
Virginia Rail - 1
American Coot - 545
Killdeer “ 21
Greater Yellowlegs “ 31
Dunlin - 2
Wilson™s Snipe “ 69
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Hairy Woodpecker “ 1
Northern Flicker “ 7
Pileated Woodpecker - 2
Eastern Phoebe “ 12
American Crow “ 110
Fish Crow - 2
Carolina Chickadee “ 3
Tufted Titmouse - 2
Carolina Wren “ 2
House Wren “ 2
Winter Wren - 4
Sedge Wren - 7
Marsh Wren “ 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet “ 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
Eastern Bluebird “ 7
Hermit Thrush - 3
Northern Mockingbird - 1
Brown Thrasher “ 2
European Starling “ 1
American Pipit - 20
Orange-crowned Warbler - 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler “ 17
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Eastern Towhee “ 3
Savannah Sparrow “ 10
Fox Sparrow - 8
Song Sparrow - 15
Swamp Sparrow “ 4
White-throated Sparrow “ 7
White-crowned Sparrow - 3
Dark-eyed Junco - 3
Northern Cardinal - 14
Red-winged Blackbird “ 1
Eastern Meadowlark “ 3
Rusty Blackbird - 28
American Goldfinch “ 4
Odonates:Familiar Bluet
Blue-eyed DarnerVariegated Meadowhawk
Herps:Red-eared Slider
Spring Peeper - calling
Also: White-tipped Black Moth
Good birding!
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe
Date: Tue Nov 28 2017 1:13 am
From: jssingletary AT sbcglobal.net
 
Congrats!!!!  I hope it hangs around awhile so I can go see it when I get back home. 
Jana

Sent from my iPhone
On Nov 27, 2017, at 3:54 PM, Melinda Droege <oklagranny26 AT GMAIL.COM> wrote:

Still at Lake Carl Blackwell from 9:00-10:00 this morning (Nov 27). Paul R. from Tulsa already had it in scope when I arrived...lucky for me! It was near the dam and swimming to the right. We got several good looks tho far away. Then it dove and we never found again. No Pacific Loon, crossbills or redpolls.
Melinda DroegeBartlesville



Subject: Re: Lake Hefner today
Date: Mon Nov 27 2017 21:57 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Your bird day was very busy and great birds, even an eagle. I have seen one twice out there but not sure it is there somewhere every day. Has anybody figured out if it has a mate and is nesting there somewhere? It could well be roaming from Lake Overholser. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 27, 2017, at 3:15 PM, Sharon Henthorn wrote:
>
> The two common loons were again close to shore between Prairie Dog Point and the dam. Also were a large number of pied-billed grebes, horned grebes, and pelicans. A male and female common goldeneye were near shore and coming toward me.
> Above me soared an adult bald eagle and it was witnessed by many observers.
> A huge mixed raft was away from shore and disappeared before long to deeper water. It included gulls, cormorants, pelicans and divers: likely mergansers or redheads.
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Red-necked Grebe
Date: Mon Nov 27 2017 15:54 pm
From: oklagranny26 AT gmail.com
 
Still at Lake Carl Blackwell from 9:00-10:00 this morning (Nov 27). Paul R. from Tulsa already had it in scope when I arrived...lucky for me! It was near the dam and swimming to the right. We got several good looks tho far away. Then it dove and we never found again. No Pacific Loon, crossbills or redpolls.
Melinda DroegeBartlesville



Subject: Lake Hefner today
Date: Mon Nov 27 2017 15:15 pm
From: shenthorn205 AT att.net
 
The two common loons were again close to shore between Prairie Dog Point and the dam. Also were a large number of pied-billed grebes, horned grebes, and pelicans. A male and female common goldeneye were near shore and coming toward me. 
Above me soared an adult bald eagle and it was witnessed by many observers.
A huge mixed raft was away from shore and disappeared before long to deeper water. It included gulls, cormorants, pelicans and divers: likely mergansers or redheads.

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Re: Japanese trains designed after birds
Date: Mon Nov 27 2017 10:47 am
From: jwdavis AT cablelynx.com
 
Kim, thanks for sharing the insight. Before computers to focus on human
ideas, when bridge engineers had a canyon to span or some other geologic
features, they build a scale model and watched what solutions spiders provided
in building their webs in the situation. Fighter jets are designed after
ospreys and other birds. In my 1987 paper Tend My Garden I make a statement
about the solutions to our challenges in life from design to treatment of
disease are found in the natural world around us if people would only stop and
look. However these solutions embedded in the species and DNA that we are
eliminating by one species of life on Earth every 8 minutes.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR




From: Kimberly
G. Smith
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 10:16 AM
To: ARBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
Subject: Japanese trains designed after birds



Some of you will enjoy this: https://youtu.be/iMtXqTmfta0






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

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@uark.edu

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Subject: Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species
Date: Sun Nov 26 2017 11:53 am
From: jwdavis AT cablelynx.com
 
You may have gone to the Galapagos Islands or intend to do so but
regardless, as a birder, this may be of interest. Most birders have read
Darwin™s Finches and are familiar with the species on the islands.

http://www.bbc.com/news/scienc...

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR



Subject: Pacific Loon - Lake Carl Blackwell
Date: Sun Nov 26 2017 10:55 am
From: scottrloss AT gmail.com
 
In addition to the Common Redpolls (see previous post) and continuing Red-necked Grebe, John Polo and I found a Pacific Loon at Lake Carl Blackwell from Ski Point. It was north from the point all the way on the opposite shore. We also spotted 2 very late Cattle Egrets foraging with cattle on the north shore of the lake.
Scott LossStillwater



Subject: Common Redpolls - Lake Carl Blackwell
Date: Sun Nov 26 2017 8:51 am
From: scottrloss AT gmail.com
 
John Polo and I just had 5 Common Redpolls fly above our heads giving flight calls at the Lake Carl Blackwell dam. This is the 2nd report of this species in the Stillwater area this winter. There was a well-photographed individual at a Stillwater resident's feeders about a week ago. Also several reports from southern Kansas in the last few weeks, so it looks like we are getting a redpoll irruption along with the Red Crossbill irruption!
The Red-necked Grebe is also still here between the dam and ski point.
Scott LossStillwater



Subject: Re: Common loons at Lake Hefner
Date: Sat Nov 25 2017 17:43 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
I saw them there yesterday myself and thought the same. One was very close to shore -20-30 feet. I saw 4 more as I drove along the dam. All were common loons. Hal Yocum
> On November 25, 2017 at 6:34 PM Sharon Henthorn wrote:
>
>
> At 5:15 just now I saw two common loons about a hundred feet from the shore near Prairie Dog Point from the north shore parking pullout. It was too dark to recognize the birds near the dam. I never had seen them near the Point before.
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Pelicans
Date: Sat Nov 25 2017 17:42 pm
From: shenthorn205 AT att.net
 
Coming off the Hefner dam there are about sixty pelicans in one of the ponds on the exit road. 

Sent from my iPhone


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