Date: 2/3/17 11:46 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Feb 3, 2017
Good afternoon, birders!
Santa Ana NWR was calm and peaceful this morning, UNTIL a few peaks of sunlight appeared to light the birds on fire! Small flocks seemed to explode from the thicket as the insects rose in the warm sun. It was great fun to try to keep up with them!
Out at Pintail Lakes, a Merlin gave us a thrill swooping over the lake, causing all the shorebirds to flatten into the water, and a Black-bellied Whistling Duck, as well as Green and Belted Kingfishers gave us great views. Bird walks leave the Visitor's Center daily at 8:30 am - everyone is welcome.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Feb 3, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:14 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.75 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
62 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1
Gadwall 25
Mottled Duck 5
Blue-winged Teal 17
Northern Pintail 4
Green-winged Teal 6
Ring-necked Duck 2
Ruddy Duck 4
Plain Chachalaca 6
Least Grebe 7
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 3
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 2
Tricolored Heron 3
White Ibis 1
White-faced Ibis 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Cooper's Hawk 3
Harris's Hawk 9
American Coot 15
Black-necked Stilt 9
Killdeer 4
Least Sandpiper 2
Long-billed Dowitcher 17
Greater Yellowlegs 6
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 2
Common Pauraque 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Merlin 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Kiskadee 9
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Green Jay 2
Tree Swallow 5
Black-crested Titmouse 7
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
European Starling 50
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Savannah Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Great-tailed Grackle 2
Altamira Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34130774

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