It was a calm day, ideal for birding. We started the day looking for shorebirds and found 11 species. There are now some nice sandbars that the shorebirds are using but it requires a spotting scope to identify some of the distant birds. Off the end of Plover we found a Piping Plover, Semi-palmated Plovers, Baird's Sandpipers, Pectoral Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Spotted Sandpipers. There we also found 3 Least Terns and many Neotropic Cormorants. We located 5 Buff-breasted Sandpipers 4 of which were on a mudflat north of Headquarters. Egrets and Herons were plentiful, 263 Snowy Egrets, 151 Great Egrets, 31 Little Blue Herons, 3 Tricolored Herons 34 Cattle Egrets and 1 Green Heron. There were 24 immature White Ibis. We saw a total of 10 Mississippi Kites. At Dead Woman Pond we saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher, a Belted Kingfisher and a Red-headed Woodpecker. We found a good number of Wood Ducks in the newly flooded part of Mineral Marsh and at other locations with a total of 38 for the day. We finished the day with 71 species. https://ebird.org/checklist/S72812316 Jack Chiles, Texas master naturalist and volunteer, Hagerman NWR.