Date: 3/7/18 11:38 am From: Laura Paulson <laura...> Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 7, 2018
HelloTexbirders, It is always easy to know where to start with bird walk highlights when you have the trifecta of Kingfishers! The female Ringed, a male Belted and a female Green Kingfisher all showed up at the resaca known as Pintail 2 today. Yay for kingfishers! The Gray Hawk was calling again near the Visitor Center. That's the third day in a row it has been present so good to know it is there, even if our extended search for it didn't result in a sighting. We were compensated for its invisibility by a Verdin that first called, then perched up high and unusually still, allowing for extended scope looks and even digiscoping. Please note that the guided walk schedule will be changing during the latter part of March. For the next week, walks will continue to be every day but Sunday at 8:30 am. There will *not *be a walk on Thursday, March 15. For the remainder of March, walks will be Thursday through Sunday, still at 8:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Hawk Watch is March 14-April 14, 8am-1pm on the levee. Spotters, counters and visitors are welcome and appreciated!
Laura and Steve Paulson USFWS Volunteers Santa Ana National Wildlife Alamo, Texas ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: <ebird-checklist...> Date: Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 1:20 PM Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 7, 2018
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM Protocol: Traveling 1.8 mile(s) Comments: Refuge walk: Partly cloudy with periods of warm sun and cool breeze. 60-75 degrees.
63 species (+2 other taxa)
Blue-winged Teal 30 Cinnamon Teal 4 Northern Shoveler 15 Gadwall 135 American Wigeon 4 Mottled Duck 8 Green-winged Teal 4 Ring-necked Duck 1 Ruddy Duck 1 Plain Chachalaca 1 Least Grebe 8 Pied-billed Grebe 3 Neotropic Cormorant 4 Anhinga 1 Great Blue Heron 2 Great Egret 3 White Ibis 4 White-faced Ibis 4 Turkey Vulture 6 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Harris's Hawk 2 Gray Hawk 1 We couldn't get eyes on it today but it was calling repeatedly from where we saw it yesterday and where we heard it the day before, between the ag field and the levee, east of the Visitor Center. Common Gallinule 1 American Coot 60 Black-necked Stilt 30 Killdeer 8 Long-billed Dowitcher 15 Greater Yellowlegs 4 Lesser Yellowlegs 4 White-tipped Dove 2 White-winged Dove 1 Mourning Dove 1 Ringed Kingfisher 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Green Kingfisher 1 Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8 Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4 Crested Caracara 1 Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1 called twice from the Willow Trail but we could not locate Eastern Phoebe 1 Great Kiskadee 10 Couch's Kingbird 1 White-eyed Vireo 6 Green Jay 6 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 Tree Swallow 2 Barn Swallow 1 Cliff/Cave Swallow 1 swallow sp. 100 Black-crested Titmouse 4 Verdin 3 Carolina Wren 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Long-billed Thrasher 2 Northern Mockingbird 1 European Starling 2 Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Common Yellowthroat 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1 Olive Sparrow 2 Northern Cardinal 4 Eastern Meadowlark 1 Altamira Oriole 2 Great-tailed Grackle 7