Monthly Bird Count – October 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. Our next birding adventure is November 5th. Hope to see you there!

“A Summer Tanager was glowing from across the bayou. That's the first Summer Tanager for the park that we have recorded. We also saw a few female Indigo Buntings, a Common Yellowthroat, and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. The Great Horned Owl was in clear view today as well.”

cormorant sp. - 1 (flyover)
Great Blue Heron - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-Shouldered Hawk - 1
White-winged Dove - 70
Great Horned Owl - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Blue Jay - 8
Carolina Wren - 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
American Robin - 2
Northern Mockingbird - 2
European Starling - 6
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Summer Tanager - 1
Northern Cardinal - 4
Indigo Bunting - 3
grackle sp. - 2 (flyover)