Date: 2/10/17 11:31 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Feb 10, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
Another wonderful morning of birding Santa Ana. We encountered several flocks of passerines in the thorn-scrub, one included a Northern Parula. However, the overhead action heated up in the wide-open spaces above Pintail Lakes. Even with the low ceilings, hawks flew in lazy circles as if it were a sunny morning, some so high that none of us could ID as they flew in and out of the low clouds. We did observe two Sharpies mobbing a larger raptor - could we be seeing the beginning of migration?
Come join the fun on one of the daily bird walks - leaves 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 Feb 10, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:18 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.25 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
66 species (+1 other taxa)

Gadwall 16
Mottled Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 15
Northern Shoveler 30
Northern Pintail 9
Green-winged Teal 12
Ruddy Duck 4
Plain Chachalaca 4
Northern Bobwhite 15
Least Grebe 12
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Neotropic Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 1
White Ibis 1
White-faced Ibis 4
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 9
Osprey 1
White-tailed Kite 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Harris's Hawk 5
White-tailed Hawk 1
hawk sp. 1
Sora 1 Heard only
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 25
Black-necked Stilt 3
Killdeer 2
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 13
Long-billed Dowitcher 35
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Lesser Yellowlegs 10
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 1
Common Pauraque 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 5
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 5
Eastern Phoebe 5
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 13
Loggerhead Shrike 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 2
Black-crested Titmouse 5
Verdin 1
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Bewick's Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Long-billed Thrasher 5
European Starling 35
Orange-crowned Warbler 10
Northern Parula 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Great-tailed Grackle 1
Altamira Oriole 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34278907

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