Date: 4/4/17 10:04 am From: Monica Barrera <mbarrera...> Subject: [texbirds] Tuesday Bird Walk at the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Nice morning out at the wetlands today! Slightly windy, but still a good time to take a walk through the gardens to compile a bird list. It was a bit quiet, even the Green Kingfisher did not make an appearance while we were at North Pond Overlook. But, we did get to see a pair of Green Herons carrying nesting material! And, we heard a Carolina Wren by the picnic table area currently under construction. Below is this morning's list: Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, Texas, US Apr 4, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Protocol: Area 40.0 ac 32 species (+1 other taxa)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 4 Blue-winged Teal 2 Northern Shoveler 2 Plain Chachalaca 5 Pied-billed Grebe 1 Neotropic Cormorant 15 Anhinga 1 Great Egret 1 Snowy Egret 8 Green Heron 2 Osprey 1 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Common Gallinule 1 American Coot 5 Black-necked Stilt 5 Laughing Gull 2 Forster's Tern 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Inca Dove 1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2 Golden-fronted Woodpecker 1 Great Kiskadee 5 Tropical/Couch's Kingbird 1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2 White-eyed Vireo 1 Cave Swallow 1 House Wren 1 Carolina Wren 1 heard calling by our new picnic tables area Northern Mockingbird 5 Northern Cardinal 2 Great-tailed Grackle 10 Lesser Goldfinch 5 House Sparrow 2
Bird walks are on Tuesdays, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., from now until the first week of May.