Date: 4/17/17 5:11 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] South Padre Island
Hi, all!

Took visiting photographers Venu and Sam out to the Island today, as that
was the only place in the Valley it was supposed to be dry! :-D Well, we
had a surprise rain shower (the south tail of a bigger monster north of us)
that actually DID bring some migrants down, but now in huge numbers; once
the rain quit we had a few nice migrants (see list below), highlights
including Blackpoll at the CC water feature and along the boardwalk, and a
couple of Blue-winged Warblers at Sheepshead. Venu was particularly happy
with the Dickcissel! We drove out on the Flats once the sun came out and
the guys had a ball shooting skimmers, terns, and gulls (including a lone
Franklin's Gull); a lone Common Tern was my FOS. Waves and waves of
Franklin's Gulls sailed past the area but didn't land. Oh, on the way to
the Island we stopped at the "Blue Shack" and bagged both Aplomado Falcon
and Chihuahuan Raven! :)

Bird List:

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal


Brown Pelican

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Turkey Vulture


Harris's Hawk

Clapper Rail


Common Gallinule

Black-necked Stilt

American Oystercatcher

Black-bellied Plover



Ruddy Turnstone


Laughing Gull

Franklin's Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Least Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Common Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Inca Dove

Lesser Nighthawk

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Crested Caracara

Aplomado Falcon

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Chihuahuan Raven

Purple Martin

Barn Swallow

Sedge Wren

Marsh Wren

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Blue-winged Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Cassin's Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting


Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

House Sparrow


Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX <>

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