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review of Winter Bird Atlas

My review of Dan Reinking’s Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas will soon be published in Great Plains Research. A preprint of the review is available here.

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Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge

On Saturday four of us traveled from Shawnee to the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge where we met our three guides. It was a beautiful, clear, morning, and there were lots of birds singing. As we walked on the boardwalk, … Continue reading

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Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count

Yesterday three of us traveled from Shawnee to participate in the tenth Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count. When we arrived, two more hikers were added to our group, which covers the loop trail near the Preserve station. Overall, it was … Continue reading

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Stinchcomb

Today three of us walked around Stinchcomb Refuge in Yukon, OK. Despite previous prognostications of an impending deluge, there was no water in the ponds. Here is a list of bird species we observed: 1 Great Egret a flying heron, … Continue reading

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18 Oaks

Today six of us toured 18 Oaks near Tecumseh. Ruth showed us the tree house and the new Barn Owl house. Here is a list of the bird species we observed today: Turkey Vulture Red-shouldered Hawk Mourning Dove Yellow-billed Cuckoo … Continue reading

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A Fall of Woodcock (from Becky)

Note from Donald–We visited Sacred Heart on 20 February to watch the woodcock display. Here is Becky’s account of that outing… The Fall of Woodcock Becky Emerson Carlberg, 21 February 2016 This is your climate on steroids. How high can … Continue reading

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Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count

January 23, 2016 Pontotoc Ridge Preserve Bird Count Becky Emerson Carlberg The day began early, dark and cold with temperatures in the upper twenties. The Deep Fork Audubon Group met at St. Gregory University and drove to the Nature Conservancy … Continue reading

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Stinchcomb (Becky’s account)

Deep Fork Audubon Society Waterfowl Field Trip Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge Halloween, October 31st 2015…..The first day of duck hunting season in Zone 1! Becky Emerson Carlberg Well, well, well. Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge is considered to be in the northwest corner … Continue reading

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Stinchcomb Refuge

Today four of us visited the Stinchcomb Refuge in Oklahoma City. Despite it being the first day of duck season, we were able to find a few birds. Here is a list of the species observed: Canada Goose Great Blue … Continue reading

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St. Gregory’s trip (from Becky Carlberg)

September 28th 2015 Blog The Monk’s Farm Becky Emerson Carlberg Have I mentioned my fascination with chickens? The past 24 hours? Many serious birders do not consider the chicken as a worthy entry onto their bird list. The usual banter … Continue reading

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