Date: 4/17/17 4:02 am
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] South Padre and Laguna Atascosa
Hi, all!

Took visiting birders Ed, Janette, Eddie, and Sue Beth out for some general
birding yesterday; we tried the Island once again, but once again it was
slow with just a few migrants (but good quality - best was a cooperative
Veery). Despite the Easter crowd had good close looks at the larids on The
Flats as well. The MacGillivray's Warbler at Laguna Atascosa hadn't been
seen all day, but we did get a Summer Tanager on the Kiskadee Trail, and
pretty Valley specialties were coming in to the water feature to delight!
Despite the relative lack of migrants we ended up with a hefty list of 91
species! Will post pictures on Facebook as soon as I'm able.

Bird List:

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Mottled Duck


Red-breasted Merganser

Plain Chachalaca

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Brown Pelican

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture


Harris's Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

American Oystercatcher

Black-bellied Plover

Snowy Plover

Wilson's Plover

Semipalmated Plover


Greater Yellowlegs


Lesser Yellowlegs


Ruddy Turnstone

Stilt Sandpiper



Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Wilson's Phalarope

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Least Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Black Skimmer

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

White-tipped Dove

Lesser Nighthawk

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo

Green Jay

Horned Lark (probable - Janette caught the yellow)

Barn Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

Sedge Wren

Marsh Wren


Gray Catbird (seen by Ed)

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Tennessee Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Lark Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Altamira Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

House Sparrow


Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX <>

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