Date: 3/20/17 12:09 pm
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 20, 2017
Hello Texbirders,
This morning's walk focused on the front entrance area, the levee and
trails to and from Willow Lakes. Highlights included good sequential looks
at both Altamira Oriole and a male Hooded Oriole. Nice comparison looks of
two exquisite birds! Nearby Great Kiskadees were building a nest and that
was pretty special too, as was beautiful views of a perched up singing
Long-billed Thrasher.
Over at HawkWatch, the excitement of the morning was an immature Common
Black Hawk being mobbed by three Harris's Hawks. We didn't get to see that
on the bird walk but we sure heard the stories!

Volunteer guided bird walks continue through the end of the month.
HawkWatch is on the levee from 8am-1pm until March 15. Come join in either
or both!

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

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 20, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny with a few puffy white clouds, 66-87 degrees.
Increasingly breezy.
53 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 6
Gadwall 8
Mallard (Mexican) 1
Mottled Duck 5
Blue-winged Teal 20
Northern Shoveler 6
Ring-necked Duck 2
Plain Chachalaca 2 more heard
Least Grebe 6
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Egret 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 5
Turkey Vulture 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 2
Gray Hawk 1 heard only
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 heard only
American Coot 15
Killdeer 6
peep sp. 8 flyover
Inca Dove 1
Common Ground-Dove 3
White-tipped Dove 2
White-winged Dove 4
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1 heard only near the feeder at the Visitor
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Crested Caracara 1
American Kestrel 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 3
Great Kiskadee 8
Couch's Kingbird 15
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 10
Black-crested Titmouse 2
Verdin 2 heard only
House Wren 1 heard only, singing
Carolina Wren 1 more heard
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1 heard only
Olive Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Great-tailed Grackle 5
Hooded Oriole 2 Female seen in top of tree bordering parking lot, flew
over to private area. Male seen in top of tree from levee east of tour road.
Altamira Oriole 4
Lesser Goldfinch 4

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