Date: 1/25/17 11:05 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 25, 2017
Good afternoon.
This morning's walk was delightful for a group of recreational birders from a local winter Texan park. While in the dry thorn-scrub of the Chachalaca trail, everyone got to see several Altamira Orioles, Green Jays, Kiskadees, Golden-fronted Woodpeckers - all of the charismatic mega-fauna! What a treat to see so many bright colorful birds in one area. Out on Pintail Lakes, a Merlin gave us good looks. HOWEVER, when a White-tailed Kite flew by, the dog-fight was on, and one did not need binoculars to view the back-and-forth. It was terrific.
One does not need to be an excellent birder to have a great time at Santa Ana NWR. Join volunteers for a walk every day leaving the visitor's center at 8:30 am.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Jan 25, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
46 species

Gadwall 5
Blue-winged Teal 5
Northern Shoveler 12
Northern Pintail 1
Lesser Scaup 1
Ruddy Duck 1
Plain Chachalaca 10
Least Grebe 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 75 Flyover
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Tricolored Heron 2
White Ibis 9
White-faced Ibis 4
Turkey Vulture 2
White-tailed Kite 1
Harris's Hawk 3
American Coot 35
Black-necked Stilt 18
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Common Pauraque 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
Merlin 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 2
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Kiskadee 5
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 11
Black-crested Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 5
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Altamira Oriole 6
House Sparrow 5

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