Date: 4/19/17 5:47 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] South Padre, Port Isabel Reservoir, & Laguna Atascosa
Hi, all!

Today Sally and Mike and I hit the Island; the forecast weather system
petered out, but we still had some nice things, the highlight being the
brilliant male Rose-breasted Grosbeak! The Brits were delighted with the
Least Bitterns and Clapper Rail that showed themselves, and the bitterns
very nicely scared a Marsh Wren out of hiding! :) Had our three little
plovers at the reservoir, and Green Jays galore at Laguna Atascosa! The
icing on the cake was an Aplomado Falcon that zoomed across the road in
front of us on the way out and sat on a post! I'm sure I'm forgetting
something, but for now the list today stands at 98 species!

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal


Plain Chachalaca

Northern Bobwhite

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Brown Pelican

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Tricolored Heron

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Harris's Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Clapper Rail

Common Gallinule

Black-necked Stilt

Black-bellied Plover

Snowy Plover

Wilson's Plover

Semipalmated Plover




Ruddy Turnstone

Stilt Sandpiper



Least Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Laughing Gull

Franklin's Gull

Least Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

Forster's Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Black Skimmer

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

White-tipped Dove

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Crested Caracara

Aplomado Falcon

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Green Jay

Chihuahuan Raven

Purple Martin

Barn Swallow

Cave Swallow

Sedge Wren

Marsh Wren

Gray Catbird

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Northern Waterthrush

Nashville Warbler

Kentucky Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

Northern Parula

Blackpoll Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Lark Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting


Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Baltimore Oriole

House Sparrow


Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX <>

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