Birding Hot Spots

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December 2013

Not one but for two weekend ice storms arrived in central Oklahoma and sent birds and waterfowl searching for food in a frozen world. How would this frigid weather affect the Christmas Bird Counts, both counters and birds? Would all the birds leave the state for warmer weather?

Late Reports: A Common Poorwill was reported on October 31st. On November

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Eastern Screech-Owl

by John Shackford

Eastern Screech-Owl

Dr. George M. Sutton stated in his book Birds Worth Watching (1986) that the Eastern Screech-Owl (Otus asio) “is so common in towns that it is almost a dooryard bird.” Speculation is that this little owl receives some protection in smaller and more urban timber because the Great Horned Owl is not common there:

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