Saturday, February 02, 2008


Today I was lucky enough to get to attend the annual Sparrowfest at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. It was a wonderful day.

I'm too tired to do a lot of posting tonight, but here is the list of bird species seen on my two field trips:

American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Orange Crown Warblet
Ruby crowned kinglet
Canyon towhee
Eastern Phoebe
Chipping Sparrow
Rufous crowned sparrow
Bewicks Wren
Ladder Backed Woodpecker
Savannah Sparrow
Lincoln Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Northern Mockingbird
Field Sparrow
Golden crowned kinglet
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red tailed hawk
Dark eyed junco
Carolina Wren
Eastern Phoebe
Yellow rump warbler
lesser Goldfinch
Red admiral butterfly
Lark Sparrow
Clay Colored sparrow
American goldfinch
House finch
Northern harrier
Hermit Thrush
Black crested titmouse
White crowned sparrow
Vesper sparrow
House sparrow
Song Sparrow

Another group saw a prairie falcon. I count 39 species in the groups I was with. It was a good day.

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