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Bird Species Found in The Connemara Meadow Preserve

The following lists of bird species were compiled from various walks and inventories conducted in the Connemara Meadow Preserve. More lists are being added, please check back often.

    Previous Years Sightings:
    2015    2014    2013    2012    2011    2010    2009    2008  and   Complete Species Inventory

    The species inventory contains birds seen in the meadow from 2000 through today with links to detailed information for each bird (including a sample of birdsong) as well as photos of actual birds taken in the meadow.

    Guided Bird Walks are taken first weekend of the month, alternating Saturday and Sunday. See the Events Calendar for specific dates and times.

    If you would like to join us, you might want to download our two-sided tri-fold Connemara Bird Checklist (in PDF form).


January 3, 2015: Connemara bird walk

Location: Connemara Meadow Preserve, Collin, US-TX
Date: Jan 3, 2015 7:41 AM - 11:41 AM
Comments: Monthly bird walk. Only two of us; weather turned out dry with cloudy cold conditions. New red tailed hawk nest with both adults sitting beside it. Probable Ross's Goose seen flying with several Canada Geese. White bird with black wing tips and edges. Shape and size would indicate Ross's but possibly Snow Goose.
Sighted: 37 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow/Ross's Goose Chen caerulescens/rossii 1
Canada Goose Branta canadensis 13
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 4
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 1
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 1
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii 1
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus 2
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 2
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis 72
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia (Feral Pigeon) 4
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus 5
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens 6
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus 2
American Kestrel Falco sparverius 1
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe 2
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus 1
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata 12
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 13
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis 11
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor 4
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula 1
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis 44
American Robin Turdus migratorius 8
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 3
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris 9
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata 7
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca 2
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia 4
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis 3
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis 2
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis 11
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus 13
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus 4
House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus 2
American Goldfinch Spinus tristis 7

February 1, 2015: Connemara bird walk

Location: Connemara Meadow Preserve, Collin, US-TX
Date: Feb 1, 2015 7:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Comments: Monthly bird walk. 6 attending. Cloudy, cool start of the morning with lots of bird song and increasing activity as the sky brightened. Strong winds at mid-morning reduced bird activity except in the sheltered open woods. The Red-tailed Hawk pair is still seen at the new nest.
Sighted: 35 species

Canada Goose Branta canadensis 4
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 4
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus 1
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 1
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus 1
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 2
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica X
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus 3
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens 3
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus 9
American Kestrel Falco sparverius 1
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe 2
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata 14
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 7
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis 6
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor 5
Brown Creeper Certhia americana 2
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula 3
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis 7
American Robin Turdus migratorius 17
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum 1
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 3
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata 6
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus 1
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca 1
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia 2
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis 5
Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula 14
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis 13
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus 15
House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus 5
American Goldfinch Spinus tristis 11

March 7, 2015: Connemara bird walk

Location: Connemara Meadow Preserve, Collin, US-TX
Date: Mar 7, 2015 7:35 AM - 11:22 AM
Comments: Monthly bird walk. 5 people in attendance.
Sighted: 37 species

Canada Goose Branta canadensis 3
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 4
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps 1
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus 3
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 1
Great Egret Ardea alba 1
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 1
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii 2
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus 1
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 2
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis 1
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus 4
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens 4
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus 1
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe 3
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata 4
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 8
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis 4
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor 6
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula 2
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis 4
American Robin Turdus migratorius 5
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata 16
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis 1
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca 2
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia 4
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis 5
Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula 6
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis 1
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis 21
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus 14
House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus 2
American Goldfinch Spinus tristis 2
   

 

 

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