Show notes for Episode 10 “Celebrating Global Big Day 2019”

Cleaning out the bird bath

Preparation for the day

  • Logistics
    • Tim: Chair, water, charging batteries, bug spray
    • Austin: Camera, binoculars, notebook
  • Location Scouting
    • General
    • Tim
      • Estimated locations
        • Near my house
          • Diversity in song birds
            • Dickcissels
            • Meadowlarks
            • Phoebes
        • Twin Coves Park
          • Flooded, but I can get my thrushes and shorebirds here
          • Minimized parking in one of my spots.  Early bird gets worm!
          • Must go on foot.  Takes longer.
        • Denton Creek
          • Flycatchers
    • Austin
      • Locations
        • McDowell Creek Road (along Konza Prairie) ~4:30-5:00
          • Nightjars
        • Rocky Ford 6:00
          • Warblers and other songbirds
        • River Pond (Just below Tuttle Creek Dam) 8:00ish
          • Egrets, Herons, Cormorants
        • Cattle Ponds (Poo Ponds) 9:00?
          • Shorebirds!
        • Home 2:00
          • Always good to add to your yard list
        • Possibly Fancy Creek (Time Permitting)
          • Also great to add to your favorite patch
  • Global Big Day “Most Wanted”
    • Texas
      • 1. Painted Bunting
      • 2. “any kind” Grosbeak
      • 3.  Summer Tanager
      • 4. Great Crested Flycatcher
    • Kansas
      • 1. Chuck-will’s-widow
      • 2.Eastern Whip-poor-will
      • 3. Blue-headed Vireo
      • 4. Wilson’s Phalarope

Estimated Count

  • Tim
    • At least come home with 4 keeper photographs
    • Cool audio
    • Shooting for 50
  • Austin
    • Hopefully a couple photos and maybe video
    • Trying to get at least 100 species

Count

  • Morning
    • Locations
      • Austin: McDowell Creek and Rocky Ford
      • Tim: Pond near home and Denton Creek
    • Photogenic Bird of the Week
      • Tim: White-eyed Vireo
      • Austin: Spotted Sandpiper
    • Lifer of the Week
      • Tim: Orchard Oriole right near my house!
      • Austin: Chuck-will’s-widow
    • Raptor of the Week
      • Austin: Great Horned Owl
      • Tim: {{SEND AUSTIN IMAGE}}
  • Afternoon
    • Locations
      • Austin: Cattle Ponds and River Pond
      • Tim: Twin Cove
    • Photogenic Bird of the Week
      • Tim: Black-chinned Hummingbird
      • Austin: Solitary Sandpiper
    • Lifer of the Week
      • Tim: Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Raptor of the Week
      • TIM: Red-tailed hawk
      • Austin: American Kestrel
  • Golden Hour (Late afternoon)
    • Locations
      • Austin: Home and Fancy Creek
      • Tim: Bob Jones Park
    • Photogenic Bird of the Week
      • Tim: Bewick’s Wren
      • Austin: Wood Duck
    • Lifer of the Week
      • Red-eyed Vireo
    • Raptor of the Week
      • Austin: Red-tailed Hawk
  • Day Totals
    • Tim:44
    • Austin: 79
  • ID That Bird
    • Pictures / audios / videos
      • Tim: audio clip for ID
    • eBird
      • general family
        • identification later
    • Fields guides
      • Used for Orchard Oriole

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