River Legacy
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
(at Cooper Street)
Arlington, TX 76006 US
817.860.6752

Audubon Member Jim Sipiora shares his July birding counts from River Legacy Parks and River Legacy Parks East! Enjoy!

Great Blue Heron  3

Snowy Egret  2

Black Vulture  5

Turkey Vulture  4

Mississippi Kite  1

Red-shouldered Hawk  1

Red-tailed Hawk  1

Killdeer  1

Mourning Dove  2

Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1

Belted Kingfisher  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  6

Downy Woodpecker  7

Eastern Phoebe  2

Western Kingbird  1

White-eyed Vireo  8

Red-eyed Vireo  2

Blue Jay  6

American Crow  4

Cliff Swallow  9

Carolina Chickadee  13

Tufted Titmouse  4

Carolina Wren  16

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3

Brown Thrasher  1

Northern Mockingbird  2

Northern Cardinal  27

Indigo Bunting  5

Painted Bunting  2

Dickcissel  3

Red-winged Blackbird  1

Great-tailed Grackle  9

Brown-headed Cowbird  3

House Sparrow  1

  

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18964408

 

Arlington--River Legacy East (Birds Fort), Tarrant, US-TX

Jul 2, 2014 4:53 AM - 10:24 AM

Protocol: Traveling

4.25 mile(s)

43 species

 

Gadwall  1

Great Blue Heron  1

Great Egret  3

Green Heron  2

Red-tailed Hawk  2

Black-necked Stilt  1

Killdeer  4

Least Tern  4

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6

White-winged Dove  1

Mourning Dove  6

Yellow-billed Cuckoo  7

Eastern Screech-Owl  1     heard at 0535 about mi 4.75

Black-chinned Hummingbird  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  2

Downy Woodpecker  10

American Kestrel  2

Eastern Phoebe  2

Great Crested Flycatcher  1

Western Kingbird  2

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  1

White-eyed Vireo  9

Blue Jay  5

American Crow  5

Barn Swallow  2

Cliff Swallow  14

Carolina Chickadee  16

Tufted Titmouse  4

Carolina Wren  12

Bewick's Wren  1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3

Northern Mockingbird  3

European Starling  12

Summer Tanager  4

Northern Cardinal  35     started singing at 0525

Indigo Bunting  3

Painted Bunting  6

Dickcissel  1

Red-winged Blackbird  4

Great-tailed Grackle  7

Brown-headed Cowbird  3

House Finch  1

House Sparrow  3

 

 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18972451

 

Arlington--River Legacy East (Birds Fort), Tarrant, US-TX

Jul 10, 2014 4:50 AM - 10:03 AM

Protocol: Traveling

4.25 mile(s)

41 species (+1 other taxa)

 

Canada Goose  14

Great Blue Heron  4

Great Egret  4

Snowy Egret  3

Little Blue Heron  1

Cattle Egret  2

Turkey Vulture  1

Red-tailed Hawk  4

 

 

Killdeer  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  38
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  5
Chimney Swift  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  4
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Western Kingbird  7
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  1
White-eyed Vireo  10
Blue Jay  9
American Crow  7
Purple Martin  6
Barn Swallow  1
Cliff Swallow  10
Carolina Chickadee  18
Tufted Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  13
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  30
Indigo Bunting  1
Painted Bunting  6
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Great-tailed Grackle  12
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Finch  1
House Sparrow  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19062374

 

Arlington--River Legacy Pk, Tarrant, US-TX

Jul 11, 2014 6:00 AM - 10:07 AM

Protocol: Traveling

4.0 mile(s)

39 species

 

Great Blue Heron  3

Snowy Egret  2

Little Blue Heron  2

Green Heron  2

Black Vulture  7

Turkey Vulture  14

Mississippi Kite  1

Cooper's Hawk  1

Swainson's Hawk  1

White-winged Dove  1

Mourning Dove  1

Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2

Chimney Swift  1

Belted Kingfisher  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  4

Downy Woodpecker  3

Eastern Phoebe  1

Western Kingbird  1

White-eyed Vireo  5

Red-eyed Vireo  1

Blue Jay  4

American Crow  1

Barn Swallow  6

Cliff Swallow  4

Carolina Chickadee  5

Tufted Titmouse  4

Carolina Wren  7

Bewick's Wren  1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4

American Robin  4

Northern Mockingbird  2

European Starling  1

Louisiana Waterthrush  1

Summer Tanager  4

Northern Cardinal  16

Indigo Bunting  2

Painted Bunting  2

Dickcissel  3

House Finch  1

 

 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19072360

 

Arlington--River Legacy Pk, Tarrant, US-TX

Jul 16, 2014 6:06 AM - 1:22 PM

Protocol: Traveling

8.0 mile(s)

33 species

 

Wood Duck  1

Great Blue Heron  1

Great Egret  24

Snowy Egret  2

Little Blue Heron  1

Turkey Vulture  2

Mississippi Kite  1

Cooper's Hawk  1

Red-shouldered Hawk  1

Mourning Dove  4

Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2

Black-chinned Hummingbird  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  6

Downy Woodpecker  9

Great Crested Flycatcher  1

Western Kingbird  1

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  3

White-eyed Vireo  8

Red-eyed Vireo  2

Blue Jay  5

American Crow  4

Cliff Swallow  1

Carolina Chickadee  36

Tufted Titmouse  12

Carolina Wren  22

Northern Mockingbird  3

Louisiana Waterthrush  1

Black-and-white Warbler  1

Summer Tanager  3

Northern Cardinal  33

Indigo Bunting  1

Painted Bunting  2

Great-tailed Grackle  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19119391

 

Arlington--River Legacy Pk, Tarrant, US-TX

Jul 22, 2014 6:34 AM - 1:09 PM

Protocol: Traveling

8.0 mile(s)

35 species

 

Snowy Egret  1

Little Blue Heron  1

Green Heron  1

Black Vulture  1

Turkey Vulture  7

Mississippi Kite  1

Red-shouldered Hawk  1

Broad-winged Hawk  1     

 

 

Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  70
Mourning Dove  5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  4
Chimney Swift  7
Black-chinned Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  6
Eastern Phoebe  1
Western Kingbird  4
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  3
White-eyed Vireo  12
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  7
Carolina Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  4
Carolina Wren  18
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  1
Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  28
Indigo Bunting  1
Painted Bunting  5
Great-tailed Grackle  9
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19188922

Here is the first March bird count in River Legacy provided by Audubon member Jim Sipiora!

Arlington--River Legacy Pk, Tarrant, US-TX

Mar 17, 2014 7:40 AM - 3:09 PM

Protocol: Traveling

8.0 mile(s)

50 species

 

Wood Duck  2

Mallard  3

Great Blue Heron  3

Great Egret  2

Black Vulture  2

Turkey Vulture  1

Cooper's Hawk  1

Red-shouldered Hawk  5

Red-tailed Hawk  1

Spotted Sandpiper  2

Ring-billed Gull  4

Mourning Dove  3

Inca Dove  1

Great Horned Owl  1     Female on old squirrel nest.  Could be same bird that abandoned nest attempt i nold Red-tail nest about 1/4 mile west.

Barred Owl  2     pair calling at 1409 along Snyder Creek.

Belted Kingfisher  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  9

Downy Woodpecker  9

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  8

Eastern Phoebe  3

Blue Jay  10

American Crow  9

Carolina Chickadee  22

Tufted Titmouse  14

Carolina Wren  21

Golden-crowned Kinglet  4

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  15

Eastern Bluebird  2

Hermit Thrush  3

Northern Mockingbird  4

European Starling  1

Cedar Waxwing  3

Orange-crowned Warbler  4

Pine Warbler  1

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  19

Spotted Towhee  2

Field Sparrow  3

Savannah Sparrow  2

Fox Sparrow (Red)  3

Song Sparrow  3

Lincoln's Sparrow  1

White-throated Sparrow  10

Harris's Sparrow  16

White-crowned Sparrow  2

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  15

Northern Cardinal  52

Red-winged Blackbird  7

Great-tailed Grackle  3

American Goldfinch  4

House Sparrow  4

 

 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17482589

 

 

Arlington--River Legacy Pk, Tarrant, US-TX

Mar 19, 2014 7:35 AM - 1:33 PM

Protocol: Traveling

8.0 mile(s)

49 species (+2 other taxa)

 

Canada Goose  6

Wood Duck  2

Mallard  5

Double-crested Cormorant  1

Great Egret  1

Black Vulture  2

Turkey Vulture  2

Cooper's Hawk  1

Red-shouldered Hawk  3

Red-tailed Hawk  1

Spotted Sandpiper  4

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4

Mourning Dove  1

Great Horned Owl  1

Barred Owl  1     calling nar mi 0 at 1058

Belted Kingfisher  2

Red-bellied Woodpecker  3

Downy Woodpecker  9

Northern Flicker  1

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  4

Blue Jay  15

American Crow  4

Carolina Chickadee  25

Tufted Titmouse  15

Brown Creeper  1

Carolina Wren  20

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2

Golden-crowned Kinglet  1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  13

Hermit Thrush  2

Brown Thrasher  1

Northern Mockingbird  2

European Starling  2

Cedar Waxwing  30

Black-and-white Warbler  2     heavily streaked black on white crawling around the branches like nuthatches

Orange-crowned Warbler  5

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  8

Spotted Towhee  3

Savannah Sparrow  2

Fox Sparrow (Red)  4

Song Sparrow  2

Lincoln's Sparrow  1

White-throated Sparrow  15

Harris's Sparrow  10

White-crowned Sparrow  3

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  7

Northern Cardinal  35

Red-winged Blackbird  67

Eastern/Western Meadowlark  1

Brown-headed Cowbird  4

American Goldfinch  3

 

 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17507789

 

Check out the birds counted during River Legacy Living Science Center's festival as part of the 

global Great Backyard Bird Count!

 

River Legacy Living Science Center, Tarrant, US-TX Feb 15, 2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments:     This was for a sponsored event put on by the River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington, TX - it was for their annual "Great Backyard Bird Count" day.  We had participants coming and going throughout the 6 hours of watching and counting.

31 species

 

Mallard  1

Great Blue Heron  1

Black Vulture  1

Turkey Vulture  1

Cooper's Hawk  1

Red-shouldered Hawk  1

Ring-billed Gull  15

Eurasian Collared-Dove  1

White-winged Dove  20

Mourning Dove  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  3

Downy Woodpecker  2

Blue Jay  4

American Crow  5

Carolina Chickadee  8

Tufted Titmouse  7

Carolina Wren  2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4

American Robin  11

Orange-crowned Warbler  1

Pine Warbler  1

Yellow-rumped Warbler  2

Chipping Sparrow  1

White-throated Sparrow  3

White-crowned Sparrow  12

Dark-eyed Junco  3

Northern Cardinal  10

Red-winged Blackbird  75

House Finch  5

American Goldfinch  3

House Sparrow  8

 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17007218

 

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Check out the latest bird counts for the month of February provided by Audubon member Jim Sipiora

 

Then come try your own hand at bird counting during River Legacy's Great Backyard Bird Count Festival on Saturday, Feb. 15. The event will include family bird hikes & counts, and a variety of family friendly games, crafts and activities aimed at teaching bird conservation and awareness! Join us from 10 am to 2 pm. It's FREE!

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16780025

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16836559

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16921626

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16939680

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17045130

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17073832

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17133341

 

 

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The Celebrate Urban Birds citizen-science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is looking for entries to its "Fascinating Feathers" challenge. Entries may be photos, artwork, videos, poems or stories and must be submitted to www.celebrateurbanbirds.org by January 15, 2014. 

 

The goal of this challenge is to get people of all ages outside looking at birds more carefully and finding the beauty in even the most common birds. Birds with tufts or crests can raise or lower them at will, indicating everything from interest to irritation. Their feathers may be ruffled by the wind or because they see another bird in their territory. Birds may also spread their wings or tails. Birds also spend a lot of time preening to keep their feathers clean and can twist themselves into some strange positions.

 

To learn more about the Fascinating Feathers Challenge and contest rules, visit www.celebrateurbanbirds.org. Winners will be posted on the Celebrate Urban Birds Web site. Prizes include Pennington bird feeders, Opticron binoculars, bird sound CDs and much more!

 

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Birding in October is wonderful. Check out the first bird count of the month provided by Audubon Member

Jim Sipiora. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

 

 

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15528786

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15514274

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15477297

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15471651

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15314256

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15310090

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15300380

 

 

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Check out these bird count reports from River Legacy Parks from birder and Audubon member Jim Sipiora. Thanks Jim for sharing your birding expertise and talent with us.

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15267419

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15254279

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15247623

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15141936

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15170215

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15196424

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15200778

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15209394

 

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Check out the latest bird counts in River Legacy Parks for the month of July. A special thanks to birder and Audubon member Jim Sipiora for compiling the lists!

 

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14608436

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14602707

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14571390

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14571190

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14682290

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14682223

 

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Here is the latest bird count provided by birder Jim Sipiora from River Legacy Parks East area and River Legacy Parks...

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14093158

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14107006

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14106702

 

Thank you Jim for the information!

 

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A huge thanks to birder Jim Sipiora for providing these latest bird counts in River Legacy Parks:

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13554918

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13554694 (From hwy 157 west to Trammel-Davis Road and south to Green Oaks.)

 

Enjoy!

 

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Birder Jim Sipiora provides a recent bird count from River Legacy Parks East:

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13524320

 

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Check out the latest bird counts in River Legacy Parks by birder Jim Sipiora:

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13479708

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13477349

 

Special Thanks to Jim Sipiora for providing these counts for us.

 

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Check out these recent bird counts from River Legacy Parks and River Legacy Parks East provided by birder Jim Sipiora:

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13327962

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13325293

 

If you are interested in learning more about birding, join River Legacy and the North Central Texas Master Birders for a six-week series of Sunday Classes on "Birding Basics" and discover that anybody can be a birder! The classes will include an hourlong presentation on a variety of birding topics from optics, to field guides to field etiquette to birding with kids and so much more. After the presentation, go on a guided bird hike in River Legacy Parks. A Q&A time will follow. These adult classes are aimed at beginner and experienced birders. Sign up for just one or all six of the classes:

  • Sunday, March 10: 8 am to 10 am
  • Sunday, March 17: 8 am to 10 am
  • Sunday, March 24: 8 am to 10 am
  • Sunday, April 7: 8 am to 10 am
  • Sunday, April 14: 8 am to 10 am
  • Sunday, April 21: 8 am to 10 am

Participants must pre-register for the classes as River Legacy Living Science Center will only be open on Sundays for this special event. Please RSVP to 817.860.6752 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .'; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text55131); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Thanks to all who participated in our Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday! We had a great time. During the event in River Legacy Parks, 35 species were counted with the American Goldfinch, Common Grackle, and White-crowned Sparrow taking top sightings. Globally, bird watchers set new records, counting more than 25.5 million birds on more than 120,000 checklists and recording 3,144 species - nearly one third of the world's total bird species. Keep on counting and enjoying bird watching!

 

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Also check out these latest bird counts in River Legacy Parks from birder Jim Sipiora:

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13146651

 

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13146474

 

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Check out these latest bird counts from River Legacy Parks and River Legacy Parks East from birder Jim Sipiora!

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S12951748

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S12951689

 

Also, don't forget to help us count birds for science during River Legacy's FREE Great Backyard Bird Count from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, Feb. 16 at River Legacy Living Science Center. Activities include family and adult guided bird hikes and counts; appearances by Forest the Squirrel - River Legacy's mascot; story time; and a variety of children's activities and games, such as The Migration Challenge and Birding Lane. Get a full schedule of activities and times here.

 

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Coming soon to River Legacy

July 26: Learn  how to make gardening a family affair!


Aug. 2: Get an up close look at a native animal.


Aug. 2: Yoga at the Science Center!


Aug. 9: Go on a family-friendly guided nature walk.

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