Fifteen folks participated in the fieldtrip to Hagerman NWR last Saturday (1-6-2018). The cold weather we had just a few days earlier had lifted to the east and many of us began removing layers of clothing at the gathering point at 8 AM. There was also very little wind, so even though the temperature was 28 degrees on my dash board, it felt comfortable.

I failed in finding a Pileated and Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, and the resident Bald Eagles had moved to the southern (and closed) part of the refuge, but we had plenty of other species to observe. Here is the totals reported to eBird:

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Hagerman NWR, Grayson County, TX, US, Grayson, Texas, US
Jan 6, 2018 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling 21.0 mile(s)
Comments: Ft Worth Audubon Society Fieldtrip. Traveling distance included 19 miles by auto, 2 miles walking, with several periods of stopping and walking into fields to find sparrows. Group consisted of beginner and experienced bird watchers. Participants: J. Jones, Janice & Jerry Croarkin, M. Weber, K. Schubert & granddaughter Alyssa, M. Panagopoulos, C. Ayers, B. Rozanski, A. Richards, J. Gollihuge, Y. Clifton, Fred & Krystna Plut, A. Brochu.

84 species (+3 other taxa)
Snow Goose 2
Ross's Goose 1
Snow/Ross's Goose 2500 probably more, the flock was napping out on open water about 1/2 to 2/3rd mile from our shore location. At 3:00 PM the flock left for their evening roost. I was able to count size of 'v' formations, most were over 75 birds, then multiplied by 28 'v's.
Canada Goose 8
Northern Shoveler 84
Gadwall 18
American Wigeon 9
Mallard 165
Northern Pintail 295
Green-winged Teal 9
Canvasback 4
Redhead 3
Ring-necked Duck 14
Lesser Scaup 3
Bufflehead 9
Ruddy Duck 5
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Eared Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 95
Great Blue Heron 17
Great Egret 1
Black Vulture 9
Turkey Vulture 37
Northern Harrier 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Red-tailed Hawk 42
Ferruginous Hawk 1 we believe this is a young adult, seen on the western ranchland properties when we left the refuge.
American Coot 28
Killdeer 11
Least Sandpiper 14
Greater Yellowlegs 7
Bonaparte's Gull 21
Ring-billed Gull 133
gull sp. 21
Forster's Tern 8
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
White-winged Dove 8
Mourning Dove 17
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 22
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5
Downy Woodpecker 14
Northern Flicker 7 Yellow Shafted
American Kestrel 5
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 24
Carolina Chickadee 24
Tufted Titmouse 7
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 12
Bewick's Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Eastern Bluebird 18
American Robin 47
Northern Mockingbird 8
European Starling 14
American Pipit 3
Cedar Waxwing 41
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 14
Grasshopper Sparrow 4
Chipping Sparrow 5
Field Sparrow 2
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 18
White-crowned Sparrow 21
Harris's Sparrow 34
White-throated Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow 14
Song Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Spotted Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 38
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 49
Red-winged Blackbird 18
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Great-tailed Grackle 6
House Finch 7
Pine Siskin 26
American Goldfinch 29
House Sparrow 5
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41756080