Date: 1/22/18 7:20 pm
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birding Santa Ana during government shut-down today
With refuge staff and volunteers on furlough today, there was no official
bird walk. That said, the refuge was open to visitors and I went birding
with some of them. It was actually quite a relief to be able to talk openly
about the potential impacts of the planned border wall on the refuge and
its wildlife, to stand on the levee and say, "everything past this point
would be behind a wall."
If you are interested in learning more and supporting the effort to block a
border wall running through the refuge, consider coming down for the Save
Santa Ana Rally and Concert, this Saturday, January 27 from 11am-2pm. The
rally will be held on the agricultural field adjacent to Santa Ana National
Wildlife Refuge.

Laura Paulson
Alamo, Texas

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Date: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 8:56 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 22, 2018

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 22, 2018 8:10 AM - 1:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.75 mile(s)
61 species (+1 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal 25
Cinnamon Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 35
Gadwall 36
Mottled Duck 1
Green-winged Teal 14
Lesser Scaup 1
Ruddy Duck 4
Plain Chachalaca 6
Northern Bobwhite 8
Least Grebe 9
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Great Egret 1
White Ibis 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 5
White-tailed Kite 1
Harris's Hawk 1
White-tailed Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 15
Black-necked Stilt 18
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 6
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 2
Common Pauraque 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 8
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
Eastern Phoebe 7
Great Kiskadee 7
Tropical Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 9
Tree Swallow 2
swallow sp. 8
Black-crested Titmouse 4
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Hermit Thrush 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 1
American Pipit 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Altamira Oriole 5
Red-winged Blackbird 88
American Goldfinch 1

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