North and East Texas Counts
December 14, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Compilers, please send your dates and updates to Susan Billetdeaux, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cedar Hill (TXCH): 1/1
- Comanche: 12/30 New!
- Dallas County (TXDA)
- Fort Worth (TXFW): 12/15
- Hagerman NWR (TXHA): 12/15
- Lake O' the Pines (TXLO)
- Lake Ray Hubbard (TXLR): 12/16
- Lake Tawakoni (TXLK)
- Lewisville (TXLV): 12/27
- Longview (TXLG)
- McKinney (TXMC): 12/26
- Nacogdoches (TXNA): 12/16
- Palestine (TXPS)
- Palo Pinto (TXPP)
- Paris (TXPR)
- Pineywoods (TXPI)
- Richland Creek WMA (TXRC)
- Tenaha-Timpson (Lake Murvaul) (TXTT)
- Texarkana - Wright Patman Lake (TXTE)
- Tyler (TXTY): 12/29
- Trinity River Audubon Center (TXTA): 12/29
- Village Creek Drying Beds (TXVC): 12/28
- Wichita Falls (TXWF): 12/22
Cedar Hill (TXCH): 1/1
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019
This circle includes Cedar Ridge Preserve, Cedar Hill State Park, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Joe Pool Lake, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, DeSoto, and Midlothian. Birders of all levels of expertise are welcome and needed. RSVP for a team assignment and details. The count compiler is Sheryll Barker, email@example.com
Sunday, December 30, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is starting a new CBC at Comanche which includes their facility on Proctor Lake. The contact is Kyle Watter at Kyle.J.Watter@usace.army.mil (254-879-2424). Volunteers should meet at the US Army Corps of Engineers Office at 2180 FM 2861, Comanche, TX 76442. Click on name of CBC for a downloadable map. Proctor Lake website
Dallas County (TXDA)
Sponsored by Audubon Dallas. The Dallas count circle is centered at the intersection of Inwood Road and Cedar Springs, so it is an urban/suburban count. The weather tends to be cool and occasionally rainy. To join a group and for further details, contact volunteer coordinator Reba Collins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 972-530-2412. She has maps and zone leader names. Count compiler: Jim Peterson.
Fort Worth (TXFW): 12/15
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Our bird count circle,15 miles in diameter, is centered at the Joint Reserve Base in west Fort Worth and is broken into 17 areas. Volunteers are always needed to help us count the birds! All levels of experience are welcome. This is great for beginners who can help us spot the birds and in the process learn to identify them and where to find them. If you'd like to help with the Fort Worth CBC please contact the compiler: Chuck Baskin at email@example.com or 817-457-3582 (home), 817-718-5642 (cell).
Hagerman NWR (TXHA): 12/15
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Directions to headquarters: From intersection of US 75 and US 82 in Sherman, go west about 1 mile to FM 1417, turn north for about 5.5 miles. Turn west on Refuge Rd and follow signs to headquarters (6 miles more). Please contact compiler Wayne Meyer, firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to participate. Find out more on the Friends of Hagerman NWR website.
Lake O' the Pines (TXLO)
Count dinner at 6:00 PM at the David Beards Catfish Village on Hwy 155. Contact David Brotherton, email@example.com.
Lake Ray Hubbard (TXLR): 12/16
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Some of the highlights from past CBC’s have been Red-breasted Merganser, Little Gull, Eurasian Wigeon, and Lesser Black-backed Gull. We count around Lake Ray Hubbard, associated city parks, wetlands, and riparian areas. Our meeting location is the Rowlett Home Depot (Lakeview Pkwy/SH66 and Dexham Rd) at 6:30 AM. For further details contact Peter Assmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Cameron (email@example.com).
Lake Tawakoni (TXLK)
This is usually one of North-Central Texas' best CBC's with almost any waterfowl possible and usually good array of sparrows. To participate please contact compiler Richard Kinney at firstname.lastname@example.org. We meet around 7 AM at J's for the count assignments. Countdown dinner is at the LumberYard Cafe. The lake level is high enough that loons are a possibility. It's shaping up to be a good year for irruptives.
Lewisville (TXLV): 12/27
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Anyone interested in participating please contact Keith Lockhart, email@example.com.
Count dinner at 6:00 PM at the Eastman Training Building; dinner sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company. Contact David Brotherton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
McKinney (TXMC): 12/26
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Open to all participants. This count is jointly sponsored by the Heard Museum and Sanctuary and the Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. We NEED your help in our annual Christmas Bird Count, which we always do the day after Christmas. So, please put it on your calendar! The McKinney area is divided up into 9 zones including the Heard Sanctuary. If you would like to lead one of these zones, please let me know. And don't worry if you're not an expert birder, this is a FUN activity where you can learn identification skills! If you would like to volunteer feeder watch information, please let me know. Compiler Roger Sanderson (rsanderson@TexasDiscoveryGardens.org, 972-333-5671. Interesting birds usually seen on the sanctuary itself include Harris's and LeConte's Sparrows, Brown Creepers, Red-headed Woodpeckers, and Spotted Towhees, while those searching other areas often see Pipits and Horned Larks. Map to Heard Museum and Sanctuary.
Nacogdoches (TXNA): 12/16
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Pre-dawn owling to dusk. Henslow's Sparrow, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Purple Finch, Fox Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, and Virginia Rail are just a few of the birds seen regularly on previous counts. We welcome any and all out-of-towners who would like to help! To participate please contact David Wolf (email@example.com) or Mimi Wolf (firstname.lastname@example.org), by email or call (936) 569-6531.
All help will be most appreciated! Species seen on recent counts include: Eared Grebe, White-tailed Kite, Bald Eagle, Crested Caracara, Prairie Falcon, Vermilion Flycatcher, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Towhee, Lark, Fox, Le Conte's & Harris's Sparrows, Purple Finch. We'll meet at the parking lot of Southside Baptist Church at 1500 Crockett Road at about 6:15 am, bird until about 1 pm and meet at Little Mexico for the countdown. Please contact Ann Huffstetter (email@example.com 903-723-0225) to participate.
Palo Pinto (TXPP)
Please contact David Powell at BronzeBird11@aol.com if you're interested in attending.
Sponsored by the Red River Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. We have some very interesting areas to count including a goose refuge, Pat Mayse Lake, and Lake Crook. We usually don't get very many people out for our count so everyone is more than welcome to help out. You're sure to make a difference. Anyone interested in participating please contact me - Nancee Salzman, compiler firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 903-784-1779 for details, assignments and other information.
In need of a new compiler. The former compiler, Kathleen Appelbaum, has moved away. She will be happy to provide information about the count to anyone wishing to adopt it.
Richland Creek WMA (TXRC)
Richland Creek WMA Map The count circle reaches into 4 counties. Freestone, Navarro, Anderson and Henderson. It includes all of the Wildlife Management Area, plus Trinidad Lake, large part of SE Henderson county and parts of NE of Anderson Co. The WMA is in Freestone and Navarro counties. If you're interested, email Dell Little at email@example.com. The co-compilers are Dell and his wife and D.D. Currie.
Tenaha-Timpson (Lake Murvaul) (TXTT)
Contact David Brotherton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texarkana - Wright Patman Lake (TXTE)
All are welcome to participate. We will meet at the Corps of Engineers office at 7:00 AM. After dividing into groups, we will set out to our respective areas. Please contact Don Kyle at email@example.com for further details and let him know before January if you'd like to participate.
Tyler (TXTY): 12/29
Saturday, December 29, 2018
This count in northeast Texas includes woodland and lakeside habitat with a good variety of pineywoods birds. Anyone who is interested should contact Doug Ghrist, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Doug is the new compiler since 2017, when Peter Barnes relocated to Portland, Oregon. Some interesting birds seen on recent counts have been the Summer Tanager, the Gray Catbird & the Eared Grebe. Others have included Spotted Towhee, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ross's Goose, Virginia Rail, American Woodcock, Greater Roadrunner, Rufous Hummingbird, Blue-headed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Le Conte's Sparrow, Pine Siskin and Purple Finch, as well as the expected pineywoods birds, such as Red-headed and Pileated Woodpecker, and Brown-headed Nuthatch.
Trinity River Audubon Center (TXTA): 12/29
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Birders of all levels are needed for this important effort. Please contact count compiler Nick Kanakis at email@example.com to sign up.
Village Creek Drying Beds (TXVC): 12/28
Friday, December 28, 2018
This count covers the Drying Beds, River Legacy Park, most of Arlington and some portions of the Mid-Cities area. All levels of expertise are welcome and needed. If you can spot the bird, someone will be there to help you identify it. The count compiler is Maury Humes, firstname.lastname@example.org. The volunteer coordinator is Jim Jones, email@example.com. Please contact Maury or Jim if you plan to participate.
Wichita Falls (TXWF): 12/22
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Sponsored by the North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club. Debra McKee is the compiler. Please contact Debra at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you'd like to participate.