Date: 7/11/18 7:58 am
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Wilson's Phalaropes, Black Terns, Bank Swallows and Orchard Orioles (Willacy Co.)
Dear Texbirds,

As is typical by early July, several species are already southbound in
significant numbers. Yesterday while working on a project in Willacy County
I observed 100s of Bank Swallows throughout; no fewer than 140 Wilson's
Phalaropes at the CR 1900 E playa, 62+ Black Terns, with about 60 at one
flooded section of a sorghum field on CR 397 just N of FM 498; and over a
dozen Orchard Orioles with 10 in a single tree along the irrigation canal.

The CR 1900 E playa is here:

Good birding!
Justin Bosler
Austin, TX

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