Date: 4/18/17 5:32 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Frontera and La Sal Viejas
Hi, all!

Took visiting birders Mike and Sally from Britain out today; with the rain
overnight I thought Frontera would be a good place to check for migrants!
We weren't disappointed, with highlights including Philadelphia Vireo,
Blue-winged Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Mississippi
Kites, a Solitary Sandpiper, a Painted Bunting, a couple of
Chuck-will's-widows, and two snappy Green Kingfishers! Simon K. had a
Bell's Vireo which we couldn't get on, but he DID find us a stunning
Chestnut-sided Warbler! :) After finally dragging ourselves away from there
we stopped for lunch then headed up to CR 20 in the La Sal Viejas area,
adding Baird's and Pectoral Sandpipers, a Roadrunner, lots of Scissortails,
Indigo Buntings, a Bullock's Oriole, and a kingbird chasing a Harris' Hawk!
On the way home we passed a great little wetland on FM 493 that had tons of
shorebirds (see list below)!

Bird List:

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Mottled Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Northern Bobwhite

Snowy Egret

Green Heron

Mississippi Kite

Harris's Hawk

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet


Spotted Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Stilt Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Laughing Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

Common Ground-Dove

White-tipped Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Greater Roadrunner


Chimney Swift

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Green Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

Green Parakeet

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Great Crested Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Green Jay

Horned Lark

Purple Martin

Black-crested Titmouse


Carolina Wren

Bewick's Wren

Clay-colored Thrush

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Blue-winged Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Northern Parula

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Olive Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting


Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Bullock's Oriole

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow


Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX <>

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