Date: 2/13/17 11:05 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Feb 13, 2017
Dear Texbirders,
Once again this beautiful refuge offered up its treasures. Our walk started
off with over 30 Killdeer flying above us in a large, noisy group. Massing
for migration? Maybe? Falcons are always a favorite and we had Crested
Caracara and Peregrine Falcon at Pintail Lakes and a Merlin at Willow
Lakes. The Virginia Rail and Sora showed themselves again today as well.
Bird walks leave from the Visitor Center at 8:30 am every day of the week.
Come join us!

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

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Feb 13, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: mid 70s-80s, partly cloudy, light breeze
61 species

Gadwall (Anas strepera) 30
Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) 8
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) 35
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) 1
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 25
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 5
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 7
Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) 7
Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus) 8
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 5
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) 2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 3
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 2
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) 3
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 3
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) 6
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 2
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 20
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) 5
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) 1
Sora (Porzana carolina) 1
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) 1
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) 20
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 30 circling overhead on a big, loud
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 20
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) 40
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 2
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 1
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 4
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) 1
Inca Dove (Columbina inca) 2
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi) 3
Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis) 1
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons) 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) 4 all heard only
Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) 1
Merlin (Falco columbarius) 1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet (Camptostoma imberbe) 2 heard only
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 3
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) 1
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) 15
Couch's Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii) 1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 4 heard only
Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas) 2
Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) 8
Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) 2 heard only
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2 heard only
Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 1 heard only
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 20
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 2
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 200
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) 4
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) 7
Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 3

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