Cook’s Landing 1/18/2009

I arrived at 8:45 Sunday morning. The temperature was just over freezing. I started at the backwater, walked along the river’s edge until I got to Pfeifer’s Loop then walked along it until met Isabella Jo Trail and then followed that back to the river then Lake Campbell trail back to IJT to my car. I thought this path would maximize my habitats and birds.

Species seen or heard:
• Bonaparte’s Gull
• Ring-billed Gull
• Northern Mockingbird
• Great Blue Heron
• Northern Flicker
• Blue Jay
• Bufflehead
• Red-bellied Woodpecker
• Killdeer
• Greater Scaup
• Ring-necked Duck
• Canada Goose
• Pied-billed Grebe
• Carolina Wren
• Red-tailed Hawk
• Northern Shoveler
• Red-winged Blackbird
• Double-crested Cormorant
• American Crow
• European Starling
• Tufted Titmouse
• Carolina Chickadee
• Ruby-crowned Kinglet
• Eastern Bluebird
• Yellow-rumped Warbler
• Belted Kingfisher
• Downy Woodpecker
• Turkey Vulture
• Northern Cardinal
• White-throated Sparrow

Little Rock Christmas Bird Count 12/27/2008

I joined Dennis Braddy today to take a census of birds in the south central region of Little Rock. Our area ranged from Gillam Park in the east, Asher Avenue to the north, Mablevale Pike in the west and Arch Street Pike to the south. It was cloudy and gusty all day with intermittent rain and finally a downpour at 3:15. The highlights of the day were a Glaucous Gull at the BFI Landfill and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Fourche Bottoms both identified first by Dennis.

Species seen or heard:
• Snow Goose
• Canada Goose
• Wood Duck
• Gadwall
• Mallard
• Northern Shoveler
• Green-winged Teal
• Ring-necked Duck
• Lesser Scaup
• Pied-billed Grebe
• Double-crested Cormorant
• Great Blue Heron
• Black Vulture
• Turkey Vulture
• Cooper’s Hawk
• Red-Shouldered Hawk
• American Kestrel
• Killdeer
• Ring-billed Gull
• Rock Pigeon
• Eurasian Collared-Dove
• Mourning Dove
• Great Horned Owl
• Red-bellied Woodpecker
• Downy Woodpecker
• Pileated Woodpecker
• Northern Flicker
• Eastern Phoebe
• Blue Jay
• American Crow
• Carolina Chickadee
• Tufted Titmouse
• Carolina Wren
• Golden-crowned Kinglet
• Ruby-crowned Kinglet
• Eastern Bluebird
• American Robin
• Northern Mockingbird
• Brown Thrasher
• European Starling
• Cedar Waxwing
• Orange-crowned Warbler
• Yellow-rumped Warbler
• Pine Warbler
• Eastern Towhee
• Chipping Sparrow
• Field Sparrow
• Savannah Sparrow
• Fox Sparrow
• Song Sparrow
• White-throated Sparrow
• White-crowned Sparrow
• Dark-eyed Junco
• Northern Cardinal
• Red-winged Blackbird
• Eastern Meadowlark
• Rusty Blackbird
• American Goldfinch
• Glaucous Gull
• Blue-gray Gnatcatcher