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June Birding Counts in River Legacy!

A huge thanks to Jim Sipiora for providing monthly birding counts in River Legacy Park and River Legacy Park East! Enjoy and let us know what birding sights and sounds you find in River Legacy!

River Legacy Park–Trail east of Collins St., Tarrant, Texas, US
Jun 27, 2018 6:00 AM – 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.72 mile(s)
41 species

Canada Goose  54
Mallard  8
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  7
Snowy Egret  3
Little Blue Heron  3
Green Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Mississippi Kite  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Killdeer  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  30
Mourning Dove  7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Barred Owl  1     heard at mi 7 at 0600
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Western Kingbird  6
White-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  1
Purple Martin  1
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  13
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Summer Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  15
Indigo Bunting  1
Painted Bunting  7
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
Great-tailed Grackle  2
House Finch  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46829061

River Legacy Park, Tarrant, Texas, US
Jun 25, 2018 8:54 AM – 2:46 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.7 mile(s)
33 species

Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  3
Tricolored Heron  1
Green Heron  1
White Ibis  2
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  4
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Eastern Phoebe  3
Western Kingbird  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
White-eyed Vireo  10
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  4
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  16
Tufted Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren  13
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Summer Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  20
Indigo Bunting  5
Painted Bunting  2
Dickcissel  2
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46791892

River Legacy Park–Trail east of Collins St., Tarrant, Texas, US
Jun 22, 2018 4:42 AM – 10:32 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.83 mile(s)
35 species

Mallard  22
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  3
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  11
Mourning Dove  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Eastern Screech-Owl  1     Heard at 0546 near mi 5.75.  steady trill call.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Western Kingbird  3     bird seen at pile of man-made fabrics in the fork of a tree above mi 3.
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  3
White-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  4
Barn Swallow  1
Cliff Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  6
Carolina Wren  11     carrying nesting material into old cliff swallow nest.
Bewick’s Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  1
Brown Thrasher  3
Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  11
Indigo Bunting  2
Painted Bunting  7
Great-tailed Grackle  8
House Finch  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46718914

River Legacy Park, Tarrant, Texas, US
Jun 14, 2018 6:01 AM – 11:14 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.07 mile(s)
32 species

Great Blue Heron  1
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  5
Mississippi Kite  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  5
Eastern Phoebe  2
White-eyed Vireo  9
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  1
Barn Swallow  1
Cliff Swallow  40
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Summer Tanager  5
Northern Cardinal  20
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  4
Painted Bunting  4     Immature male had blue head but otherwise all green-no red anywhere.
Dickcissel  2
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46585543

River Legacy Park–Trail east of Collins St., Tarrant, Texas, US
May 31, 2018 7:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.03 mile(s)
32 species

Canada Goose  22
Mallard  21
Great Egret  5
Little Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Least Tern  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Western Kingbird  3
White-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Barn Swallow  2
Cliff Swallow  10
Carolina Chickadee  11
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  11
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  12
Indigo Bunting  1
Painted Bunting  3
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Great-tailed Grackle  3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46241486

Birding Counts in River Legacy – July

Check out birder and Audubon member Jim Sipiora’s July bird counts from River Legacy Parks and the Village Creek Drying Beds. What birds have you seen lately? Let us know in the comments.

Arlington–River Legacy Pk, Tarrant, Texas, US
Jul 26, 2017 6:10 AM – 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.23 mile(s)
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Anhinga  2
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  2
Black Vulture  6
Turkey Vulture  2
Mississippi Kite  2
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Swainson’s Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  3
Chimney Swift  8
hummingbird sp.  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  5
Western Kingbird  3
White-eyed Vireo  8
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  1
Barn Swallow  10
Carolina Chickadee  11
Tufted Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren  14
Bewick’s Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Brown Thrasher  1
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  8
Blue Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting  3
Painted Bunting  2
Dickcissel  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38332876

Arlington–River Legacy Pk trail east of Collins St., Tarrant, Texas, US
Jul 25, 2017 6:06 AM – 11:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.72 mile(s)
40 species

Canada Goose  20
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  2
Little Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Black-necked Stilt  1
Killdeer  2
White-winged Dove  1
Mourning Dove  8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  2
American Kestrel  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Western Kingbird  2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
White-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  2
Purple Martin  1
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  4
Carolina Wren  11
Bewick’s Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  2
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  5
Summer Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  12
Indigo Bunting  3
Painted Bunting  3
Great-tailed Grackle  3
House Finch  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38316904

Arlington–River Legacy Pk, Tarrant, Texas, US
Jul 21, 2017 6:18 AM – 11:48 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.65 mile(s)
36 species

Snowy Egret  2
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  4
Great Horned Owl  1     SEEN BATHING IN THE RIVER AT 0737
Chimney Swift  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Western Kingbird  3
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
White-eyed Vireo  9
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  3
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  12
Bewick’s Wren  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  13
Indigo Bunting  5
Painted Bunting  1
Dickcissel  1
House Finch  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38252592

Arlington–River Legacy Pk, Tarrant, Texas, US
Jul 11, 2017 6:12 AM – 12:24 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.54 mile(s)
40 species

Anhinga  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  3
Cattle Egret  3
Green Heron  1
White Ibis  2
Black Vulture  9
Turkey Vulture  2
Mississippi Kite  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Swainson’s Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
White-winged Dove  4
Mourning Dove  8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  6
Eastern Phoebe  1
Western Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  10
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  5
Barn Swallow  7
Carolina Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  8
Carolina Wren  17
Bewick’s Wren  1
Brown Thrasher  1
Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  13
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  3
Painted Bunting  4
Dickcissel  1
Great-tailed Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Finch  1
House Sparrow  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38087013

Arlington–River Legacy Pk trail east of Collins St., Tarrant, Texas, US
Jul 10, 2017 6:15 AM – 11:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.6 mile(s)
34 species

Canada Goose  6
Mallard  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  3
Green Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Killdeer  4
Mourning Dove  6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  4
Chimney Swift  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Western Kingbird  1
White-eyed Vireo  7
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  1
Purple Martin  2
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  5
Carolina Wren  12
Bewick’s Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  15
Indigo Bunting  3
Painted Bunting  9
Dickcissel  1
Great-tailed Grackle  103
Brown-headed Cowbird  5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38069311

Arlington–River Legacy Pk, Tarrant, Texas, US
Jul 7, 2017 6:14 AM – 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.05 mile(s)
39 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  2
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1
Black Vulture  5
Turkey Vulture  17
Mississippi Kite  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  4
Barred Owl  1     seen at 0908 apparently hunting along the river
Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Western Kingbird  1
White-eyed Vireo  7
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  2
Purple Martin  1
Barn Swallow  6
Cliff Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  13
Tufted Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren  8
Bewick’s Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  13
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Painted Bunting  3
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38015614

Arlington–River Legacy Pk trail east of Collins St., Tarrant, Texas, US
Jul 6, 2017 6:27 AM – 11:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.52 mile(s)
35 species

Canada Goose  15
Mallard  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  7
Snowy Egret  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Killdeer  2
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Least Tern  1
Mourning Dove  6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  3
Chimney Swift  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Western Kingbird  2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  1
White-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  5
Purple Martin  2
Cliff Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren  11
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Brown Thrasher  2     at mi 4
Summer Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  15
Indigo Bunting  3
Painted Bunting  4
Dickcissel  1
Great-tailed Grackle  42
Brown-headed Cowbird  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38004261