Birds in the Park — September 2019

From Jason Bonilla with the Houston Audubon Society:

Hi all. We conducted our September bird survey this morning at Woodland Park with good looks at a Baltimore Oriole (bad scope photo attached) and an Eastern Kingbird during their fall migration pit stop as they work their way south to Central and South America for the winter. We also had a good scope view of established non-native exotic species such as Scaly-breasted Munia thanks to the keen eyes of our UHD group, and Red-vented Bulbuls at the bridge by locals Mary and Susan. As the last of us we were about to leave, an Osprey glided low overhead which was a nice way to end the morning with our 21st species for the day. Our next Woodland Park survey will be on Saturday, October 5th at 7:30am. The full list is below and spreadsheet for all years attached.


White-winged Dove - 35
Mourning Dove - 3
Chimney Swift - 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Great Blue Heron - 1
Osprey - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 1
Blue Jay - 9
Red-vented Bulbul - 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3
Carolina Wren - 3
European Starling - 10
Northern Mockingbird - 1
American Robin - 4
Scaly-breasted Munia - 12
House Sparrow - 1
Baltimore Oriole - 1
Great-tailed Grackle - 13
Northern Cardinal - 4