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bird list southern arkansas april 11-17, 2004

2004-04-18 - 5:07 p.m.

I'm back. Big news later. For now, here's my bird list from my recent trip to southern Arkansas, including my life bird, the Eastern Screech Owl. I know, it seems funny, since I've seen so many rehabbed Eastern Screech Owls, as well as Western and Whiskered Screech Owl. But, finally, I have now heard and seen the not-really-all-that-uncommon Eastern Screech up-close and personal in the wild. That story, too, will come a little later. It was a bit too late for winter birds, a bit too early for migrants, but we got a respectable list anyway without pushing things too much.

american robin
© 2004 by Elaine Radford
American Robin at Garvin Woodland Gardens outside Hot Springs, Arkansas

  1. Pied-billed Grebe
  2. Double-crested Cormorant
  3. Great Blue Heron
  4. Great Egret
  5. Little Blue Heron
  6. Snowy Egret
  7. Cattle Egret
  8. Mute Swan -- one at Fish Hatchery
  9. Snow Goose -- one at Grand Lake
  10. Canada Goose
  11. Wood Duck
  12. Gadwall
  13. Mallard
  14. Blue-winged Teal
  15. Black Vulture
  16. Turkey Vulture
  17. Bald Eagle -- one, immature, being mobbed by A. Crows in Lake Chicot area
  18. Cooper's Hawk --one, Green Heron Trail at DeGray, good looks
  19. Red-shouldered Hawk
  20. Red-tailed Hawk
  21. American Coot
  22. Killdeer
  23. Ring-billed Gull
  24. Rock Dove
  25. Eurasian Collared-Dove
  26. Mourning Dove
  27. Eastern Screech-Owl -- one, deGray near amphitheater
  28. Belted Kingfisher
  29. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  30. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  31. Downy Woodpecker
  32. Northern Flicker
  33. Pileated Woodpecker
  34. Eastern Kingbird
  35. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher --at least 3, flight display, deGray
  36. Purple Martin
  37. Tree Swallow
  38. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  39. Barn Swallow
  40. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  41. Cedar Waxwing
  42. Carolina Wren
  43. Northern Mockingbird
  44. Brown Thrasher
  45. Eastern Bluebird
  46. American Robin
  47. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  48. Carolina Chickadee
  49. Tufted Titmouse
  50. White-breasted Nuthatch
  51. Loggerhead Shrike
  52. Blue Jay
  53. American Crow
  54. Fish Crow --very vocal in both Lake Chicot and deGray
  55. European Starling
  56. White-eyed Vireo
  57. Red-eyed Vireo
  58. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  59. Black-throated Green Warbler
  60. Pine Warbler
  61. Black-and-white Warbler
  62. Savannah Sparrow
  63. White-throated Sparrow
  64. Dark-eyed Junco
  65. Northern Cardinal
  66. Red-winged Blackbird
  67. Eastern Meadowlark -- abundant, Lake Chicot area
  68. Common Grackle
  69. House Sparrow

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