Date: 2/16/17 2:31 pm
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] February 16, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
The walk was shorter today, only covering Pintail trail, but with great birders, sunshine and virtually no wind, it was pretty amazing. The highlight was to be able to watch two Virginia Rails interacting, as well as two Soras and two Wilson's Snipes all in the same small area, and the birds seemed willing to stay in view as long as we were willing to watch. Incredible.
Daily bird walks leave the Santa Ana Visitor's Center at 8:30am. Come and join the fun.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Feb 16, 2017 8:32 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.25 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
60 species

Mottled Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 12
Northern Shoveler 10
Green-winged Teal 8
Plain Chachalaca 5
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 3
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 4
Tricolored Heron 1
White Ibis 3
White-faced Ibis 2
White-tailed Kite 1
Harris's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 2
Sora 3 2 seen and 1 heard only
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 5
Black-necked Stilt 15
Killdeer 3
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 28
Long-billed Dowitcher 25
Wilson's Snipe 2
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 1
White-winged Dove 1
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Crested Caracara 3
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Kiskadee 13
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 4
Tree Swallow 7
Cave Swallow 6
Sedge Wren 1
Marsh Wren 3
Carolina Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 15
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Olive Sparrow 3 Heard only
Savannah Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 125
Western Meadowlark 1
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Great-tailed Grackle 3
Altamira Oriole 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34401745

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Blessings,
John & Sue
Live well, Laugh often, Love much!




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