Date: 3/28/17 4:50 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Starr County - Seedeaters, Bell's Vireo
Hi, all!

Sorry for the late post, but didn't have time to get this out last night;
took visiting birders Derek and Helen out to Starr County yesterday where we
dipped on the pigeons, but got great looks at Roadrunners (which I think
they wanted even more than the pigeons :)), a Vermilion Flycatcher pair, and
two White-collared Seedeaters along the Salineno Trail. The highlight for
me, though, was a singing Bell's Vireo at Falcon State Park, in the
primitive campground area! Pictures aren't processed yet (and couldn't get
photos of the rarities anyway), but I did attach recordings of both the
vireo and the seedeater on my EBird checklists (although the recordings
don't seem to be playing; maybe others can see if they can play them).
Falcon checklist:

Salineno checklist:

Bird List:


Mottled Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Northern Bobwhite

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture


Sharp-shinned Hawk

Harris's Hawk


Spotted Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Caspian Tern

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

White-tipped Dove

Greater Roadrunner

Green Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

Vermilion Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Bell's Vireo

Green Jay

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Purple Martin

Black-crested Titmouse


House Wren

Bewick's Wren

Cactus Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-rumped Warbler

White-collared Seedeater

Olive Sparrow

Cassin's Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal


Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

House Finch

House Sparrow


Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX <>

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