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Dallas, TX 75209
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These birds - once considered to be on their way to extinction - were observed in Ellis County on February 16-19. Trumpeter Swans are considered Review Species for the state of Texas and these are the first documented observations for North-central Texas (pending acceptance by the Texas Bird Record Committee). The trumpeter Swan is one of the largest birds in the world.
You can read about Trumpeter Swan biology here http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/trumpeter_swan/id
Final Tally for Dallas Audubon Christmas Count
Preliminary totals for DCAS 2013 Christmas Count (12-21-13)
117 Count Day and 120 Count Week
Most interesting birds:
1. Long-tailed Duck, Red-necked Grebe, Broad-billed Hummingbird (never seen on this count)
2. Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Greater Roadrunner (fewer than three counts in the last decade).
3. Osprey, Purple Finch (sightings in decline).
4. Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Blue-winged Teal, Canvasback, Greater Scaup, Blue-headed Vireo, Marsh Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Brewer's Blackbird (not seen every year).
While the weather made songbirds difficult, it appears to be a very good year for Pine Warblers, Harris's Sparrow, and waterfowl in general. If the number hold, this would be the third highest total in terms of species diversity in the the 60-year history of the Dallas count.
See a list of species under "2013 Dallas Christmas Count Results" on the left sidebar under North-central Texas Birds
Link to the Dallas Christmas Count list (Excel Spreadsheet) with breakdown by zone.