Date: 2/4/17 2:25 pm From: Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> Subject: [texbirds] LRGV Mountain Bluebirds
After a flurry of emails, I think I now have the "story" for documented [I mean photo or specimen, although a few species may be documented with vocalization recordings] records for the Lower Rio Grande region. Hidalgo county: Anzualduas County Park, Feb. 13 - Feb. 23, 2011 or later[and 1st LRGV regional record]. I do not know who discovered this bird. Santa Ana NWR, Dec. 14, 2011 - Mar. 8, 2012. A pair discovered by Carolyn Sternberg; the male apparently was not seen after Dec. [date?] "San Juan", Jan. 4 - Jan. 19, 2017 [last date?], discovered by Joannie Hubinger.
Cameron county: "San Juan", Dec. 28, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2012, discovered by Mark and Joannie Hubinger; on Dec. 29, both a male and female were present [*fide* Bert Wessling]. The locations of these birds and the 2017 birds are less than a mile apart.
If anyone has knowledge of other documented [as described above] of Mountain Bluebirds in the LRGV, please let me know.