Date: 1/9/18 6:30 am
From: Brent Ortego <brentortego...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
This site is not on the radar for most people. I keep having to look it up when you post.
Did you know there used to be a CBC at that site?

David Brown compiled the count during the 65th and 66th seasons. These were the only ones he ever compiled in Texas. During the 65th by himself he reported 91 species. Pretty good for being by yourself in that country. No gulls. He reported Common Loon, 2 Horned Grebe 10 Long-billed Curlew, 3 Least and 2 Western Sandpipers.

During the 66th David and Roy Brooks reported 85 species which included 14 Eared Grebes, 2 Snowy Plovers, and 130 Ring-billed Gulls.

Anne LeSassier compiled it during the 67th as one of 6 she compiled that year. The two birders on the count reported 58 species which included 10 Ring-billed Gull, 3 Snowy Plovers and 11 Least Sandpipers.

It was not run since.

Brent
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From: <texbirds-bounce...> <texbirds-bounce...> on behalf of Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 11:37 PM
To: 4 Texbirds Maillist
Subject: [texbirds] Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)

Texbirds,
Just a quick heads up to report that the first winter Glaucous Gull
continues at Imperial Reservoir (from 30 December) and has been joined by
same age Iceland (Thayer's) and American Herring Gulls. There were also 7
Bonaparte's Gulls. I did not relocate the adult California Gull discovered
by Martin Reid and Sheridan Coffey on Christmas Eve. Morning hours are best
for gulling as some tend to disperse throughout the morning.

Other highlights included 1 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, at least 1 Long-billed
Curlew, 2 American Avocets and an impressive wintering aggregation of 35-40
Greater Yellowlegs.

It's a tough place to bird with limited access but the surprises are
endless.

I will share my complete checklist tomorrow. The waterbird totals are
pretty remarkable.

Happy New Year Birding!
Justin Bosler
currently in Iraan, TX


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