Date: 1/30/18 11:53 am From: Laura Paulson <laura...> Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 30, 2018
Hi Texbirders, Once again we had perfect weather and great birds though many of the birds were different today. Top of the list: we saw the male Rose-throated Becard! Found initially by a commercial birding group, the word quickly went out and many people got to add this handsome guy to their lists today. So good. More Verdins than we could count, a handsome male Ringed Kingfisher and a male Hooded Oriole were other highlights.The Hooded was in the company of a pair of Altamira Orioles and it was great to contrast and compare them. And our most reliable Common Pauraque, missing-in-action yesterday, was back today. Did our hearts good. Special thanks to Tom Unsicker for keeping the list, and to both Tom and Huck Hutchens for joining us. Huck and Tom will be helping Steve with next Monday and Tuesday's bird walks (respectively) while Laura goes owling in the great north. If you join in their walks you are in for a real treat. Guided walks leave the Visitor Center at 8:30 am every day but Sunday.
Laura and Steve Paulson USFWS Volunteers Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Alamo, Texas
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Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Jan 30, 2018 8:24 AM - 12:09 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.5 mile(s) Comments: Santa Ana walk. Clear, 56-66F, calm 57 species
Blue-winged Teal 42 Cinnamon Teal 3 Northern Shoveler 45 Gadwall 12 American Wigeon 4 Northern Pintail 16 Green-winged Teal 24 Ruddy Duck 4 Plain Chachalaca 1 Least Grebe 4 Pied-billed Grebe 1 Great Blue Heron 1 White Ibis 2 White-faced Ibis 3 Northern Harrier 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Harris's Hawk 1 American Coot 28 Black-necked Stilt 22 Killdeer 2 Stilt Sandpiper 1 Least Sandpiper 2 Long-billed Dowitcher 36 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 7 Lesser Yellowlegs 2 White-tipped Dove 1 Common Pauraque 1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1 Belted Kingfisher 2 Golden-fronted Woodpecker 13 Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2 Merlin 1 Eastern Phoebe 2 Great Kiskadee 13 Rose-throated Becard 1 Continuing. Male White-eyed Vireo 3 Green Jay 12 Cave Swallow 1 Black-crested Titmouse 4 Verdin 13 House Wren 1 Carolina Wren 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 Long-billed Thrasher 2 Orange-crowned Warbler 8 Nashville Warbler 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5 Yellow-throated Warbler 1 Olive Sparrow 2 Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 2 Hooded Oriole 1 With Altamira. White on front of wing, smaller than ALOR. Altamira Oriole 3 Red-winged Blackbird 18 Lesser Goldfinch 2 House Sparrow 1