Date: 1/8/18 11:56 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 8, 2018
Oh my goodness, we did NOT see Olive Warblers at Santa Ana this morning
(though wouldn't it have been fun if we had?) Should have read Olive
Sparrows. Thanks for catching that, Madeleine!
Laura Paulson
Santa Ana volunteer

On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:27 PM, Laura Paulson <laura...>
wrote:

> Hello Texbirders,
> A great group of birders shared a great bunch of birds on this morning's
> walk at Santa Ana. Two target birds were identified by visitors before we
> started out ... Verdin and Olive Warblers ... and we found them both early
> on in the walk. A couple hundred Greater-white Fronted and Snow Geese
> flying noisily quite low overhead brought oohs and ahs like we were seeing
> a firework show and a Pied-bill Grebe trying to steal a long flat eel-like
> thing from an American Coot entertained us at Willow Lake. All-in-all it
> was a fabulous morning and we'll go out and do it again tomorrow morning.
> Free (with refuge admission) bird walks leave the Visitor Center every day
> but Sunday at 8:30 am. Please join us!
>
> Laura and Steve Paulson
> USFWS Volunteers
> Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
> Alamo, Texas
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:09 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 8, 2018
>
> Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
> Jan 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:02 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Refuge bird walk. Sunny, 60-72 degrees. A little breezy in
> the open areas.
> 69 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Snow Goose 80
> Greater White-fronted Goose 120
> Blue-winged Teal 25
> Cinnamon Teal 1
> Northern Shoveler 45
> Gadwall 60
> American Wigeon 3
> Mallard (Mexican) 2
> Mottled Duck 15
> Northern Pintail 25
> Green-winged Teal 50
> Lesser Scaup 6
> Ruddy Duck 6
> Plain Chachalaca 6
> Least Grebe 11
> Pied-billed Grebe 3
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Great Egret 1
> Tricolored Heron 2
> White Ibis 5
> White-faced Ibis 1
> Black Vulture 1
> Turkey Vulture 8
> White-tailed Kite 2
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Harris's Hawk 3
> White-tailed Hawk 7
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> American Coot 80
> Black-necked Stilt 56
> Killdeer 1
> Stilt Sandpiper 12
> Least Sandpiper 1
> Long-billed Dowitcher 61
> Greater Yellowlegs 8
> Lesser Yellowlegs 5
> Inca Dove 8
> White-tipped Dove 1
> Common Pauraque 2
> Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker 6
> Crested Caracara 2
> American Kestrel 1
> Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
> Eastern Phoebe 5
> Great Kiskadee 8
> Tropical Kingbird 2
> White-eyed Vireo 2
> Tree Swallow 6
> Black-crested Titmouse 3
> Verdin 3
> House Wren 3
> Carolina Wren 6
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
> Clay-colored Thrush 1
> Long-billed Thrasher 4
> Northern Mockingbird 2
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Orange-crowned Warbler 9
> Common Yellowthroat 3
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
> Olive Sparrow 5
> Lincoln's Sparrow 2
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Western/Eastern Meadowlark 3
> Altamira Oriole 3
> Red-winged Blackbird 61
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
> ecklist/S41748535
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
>


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