Date: 9/1/17 6:13 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Crazy Awesome Day on South Padre!
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Hi, all!

We had an absolutely awesome day out at South Padre today with visiting
birders Firmin and Marie from San Antonio - the Flats were the best I've
ever seen, with ALL the expected plovers, six species of terns, lotza
shorebirds (including Red Knot - thanks for the head's up, Justin!) No
frigates, tho... :-( The Convention Center had a very cooperative
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and had great looks at a male Redstart. But what
happened at Sheepshead???!!! Almost everything on the north side was
stripped away! A juvie/female Vermilion Flycatcher sure liked it, though,
along with a handful of Baltimore Orioles! A quick stop at Tiocano Lake
added Wood Stork, Avocets, and Stilt Sandpipers to the day list. A few pics
are on my Facebook page:

Bird List:

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis

Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula

Blue-winged Teal Anas discors

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Wood Stork Mycteria americana

Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Great Egret Ardea alba

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor

Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

White Ibis Eudocimus albus

Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata

American Coot Fulica americana

Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus

Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia

Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus

Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Red Knot Calidris canutus

Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

Sanderling Calidris alba

Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri

Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

Least Tern Sternula antillarum

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Black Tern Chlidonias niger

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus

Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis

Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris

Lesser Nighthawk (at home) Chordeiles acutipennis

Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Golden-fronted Woodpecker (at home) Melanerpes aurifrons

Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris

Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum

Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus

Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla

Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla

Dickcissel Spiza americana

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

House Sparrow (at home) Passer domesticus


Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX <>

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