Monthly Bird Count – June 2016

Every month Jason Bonilla, from the Houston Audubon Society, leads a group through Woodland Park and records the species and number of the birds they observe. If you'd like to join us for our hikes through the park please visit our calendar to find the next date and time.

Here's Jason's wrap-up (slightly edited) followed by the monthly bird count.

We had our July bird survey this morning with some fantastic views of a male Orchard Oriole and Great Horned Owl! This was also the first time we have seen Cattle Egrets fly over from the park. eBird now lists 103 species seen at Woodland Park.

Listed below is the species list from today. I only listed 1 Great Horned Owl, though it is very possible that we saw two separate owls. I also removed the Red-shouldered Hawk that I thought I was hearing because it could have been a Blue Jay imitation. My best guess on the two birds that I was stumped on at the start is that they were female red-winged blackbirds.

Great Blue Heron - 2
Cattle Egret - 5
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 2
White-winged Dove - 9
Mourning Dove - 1
Great Horned Owl - 1 (maybe 2)
Chimney Swift - 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1
Blue Jay - 14
Purple Martin - 7
Carolina Chickadee - 5
Carolina Wren - 8
American Robin - 37
Northern Mockingbird - 10
European Starling - 11
Northern Cardinal - 9
Common Grackle - 5
Great-tailed Grackle - 6
Orchard Oriole - 2
blackbird sp. - 2 (maybe female red-winged blackbirds)
House Sparrow - 2

 Photograph by Conor Best.

Photograph by Conor Best.

 Photograph by Conor Best.

Photograph by Conor Best.