Date: 1/24/17 11:19 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 24, 2017
Hi Texbirders,
Today's wind definitely affected our ability to see birds and many of the
ones we did see were uncharacteristically low to the ground. An
Ash-throated Flycatcher on the Pintail Lakes service road was a walk
highlight. Good looks at Verdin helped end the walk on a high note ... and
it was a life bird for at least one of our group. An Indigo Snake and an
active Mexican Honey Wasp nest were special treats too.
Guided bird walks leave from the Visitor Center at 8:30 am every day. Come
join the fun!

Steve and Laura Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 24, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny. Very windy. 61 to 85 degrees.
50 species (+3 other taxa)

Gadwall (Anas strepera) 20
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 2
Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) 8
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) 20
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 30
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 6
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 15
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) 1
Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) 1
Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus) 10
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 4
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) 2
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 6
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) 6
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 1
Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) 6
hawk sp. (Accipitridae sp. (hawk sp.)) 1 Probably the immature
Red-shouldered that we saw in the same area yesterday but we only got a
glimpse today.
Sora (Porzana carolina) 1 heard only
American Coot (Fulica americana) 25
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) 22
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 5
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi) 3
Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis) 2
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons) 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) 6
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 5
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) 1
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) 6
Couch's Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii) 1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 2
Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas) 9
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 2
Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) 5
Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 2
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 8
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 1
Olive Sparrow (Arremonops rufivirgatus) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 60
Western/Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta/magna) 1
Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis) 1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 2 Heard only. Probably more.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 2

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