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3/29/17 9:09 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Neotropic Cormorant in Lubbock, shorebirds and gulls in Lynn Co.
3/29/17 5:33 pm Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 29, 2017
3/29/17 2:10 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Pictures from Starr County and South Hidalgo
3/29/17 1:49 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] South Hidalgo County
3/29/17 1:40 pm Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 29, 2017
3/29/17 12:59 pm Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 29, 2017
3/29/17 12:27 pm Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Warblers seen today (3/29) at ELM
3/29/17 8:57 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Let's try those Lynn County highlights again
3/29/17 8:42 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Highlights from Lynn County on Saturday
3/29/17 7:05 am Ron Huebner <feralbirder...> [texbirds] Re: TOS Colorado City "weekender" this past weekend
3/28/17 8:06 pm Jane F Tillman <jtillman...> [texbirds] TOS Colorado City "weekender" this past weekend
3/28/17 4:50 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Starr County - Seedeaters, Bell's Vireo
3/28/17 4:46 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Estero and Santa Ana
3/28/17 4:39 pm WINSTON E & LINDA CAILLOUET <lincwinc...> [texbirds] WCSP
3/28/17 3:23 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Fwd: texbirds: post needs approval
3/28/17 10:14 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 28, 2017
3/28/17 9:50 am Becky Reyes <breyes...> [texbirds] Edinburg World Birding Center
3/28/17 8:22 am Penny Miller <txbirds...> [texbirds] Re: Breeding Bird Survey Volunteers - Last Call for Texas
3/28/17 6:56 am Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/25/2017
3/27/17 1:32 pm Shelly Plante <Shelly.Plante...> [texbirds] Youth birding team sponsorships for Birding Classic available
3/27/17 12:06 pm Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 27, 2017
3/27/17 10:49 am David Hanson <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dhanson139 for DMARC) [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird- No
3/27/17 8:32 am Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Pictures from the coast, willets, eagles, harriers etc
3/27/17 7:47 am Shelly Plante <Shelly.Plante...> [texbirds] Re: This Saturday, April 1st: Birding Classic registration deadline!
3/27/17 7:44 am Shelly Plante <Shelly.Plante...> [texbirds] This Saturday, April 1st: Birding Classic registration deadline!
3/27/17 7:08 am Brent Ortego <brentortego...> [texbirds] Breeding Bird Survey Volunteers - Last Call for Texas
3/27/17 5:41 am Donna Silvers <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender silvers713 for DMARC) [texbirds] Common Goldeneye At Lafitte's
3/26/17 9:00 am David Hanson <davidhanson1952...> [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird
3/25/17 5:14 pm Laura Baker <lolabe11...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy ibis @ Anahuac NWR
3/25/17 4:55 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Birder Patrol Part 2 - 900 American Golden Plovers!!!
3/25/17 4:49 pm Laura Baker <lolabe11...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy ibis @ Anahuac NWR
3/25/17 4:07 pm Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair...> [texbirds] King Ranch today
3/25/17 12:58 pm Jon McIntyre <mcintyrebirds...> [texbirds] South Texas and Hill County Birding 3/20-24
3/25/17 12:30 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Birder Patrol - Sod Farm Report
3/25/17 11:57 am Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Glossy ibis @ Anahuac NWR
3/25/17 5:32 am David Hanson <davidhanson1952...> [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird
3/24/17 5:00 pm Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> [texbirds] Confirmed nestings
3/24/17 1:10 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/24/2017
3/24/17 11:03 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 24, 2017
3/24/17 4:59 am Brian Sheehan <osuwildlifer...> [texbirds] Granger Lake area Mountain Plovers?
3/23/17 2:36 pm Jo Rita Knopf <jollyjemsid...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR: AM & PM tours
3/23/17 12:17 pm David Hanson <davidhanson1952...> [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird
3/23/17 11:57 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 23, 2017
3/23/17 11:31 am Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/23/2017
3/23/17 9:39 am Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Brazos Mouth to Texas City Yesterday: black rail and the warbler and eastern willets sang it is spring
3/23/17 9:22 am Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] First Swainson's Hawks in Lubbock
3/23/17 8:10 am Petra Hockey <phockey...> [texbirds] Mega flock of Lesser Scaup on Matagorda Bay
3/22/17 9:59 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Am. Golden-Plovers and Vermilion Flycatcher, Lynn County
3/22/17 7:32 pm <7132541970...> [texbirds] (no subject)
3/22/17 7:31 pm <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender Antbird for DMARC) [texbirds] Lake Buchanan area birding
3/22/17 12:06 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Leander FOS stuff
3/22/17 11:12 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 22, 2017
3/22/17 7:48 am David Hanson <davidhanson1952...> [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird
3/22/17 6:14 am Hannah Buschert <Hannah.Buschert...> [texbirds] East Houston State Park Big Sits
3/22/17 6:07 am Clayton Leopold <passerinaciris12...> [texbirds] Re: Rise of hipster birders
3/21/17 8:05 pm Christopher Wood <cwood022...> [texbirds] Re: Rise of hipster birders
3/21/17 2:11 pm Jack Chiles <chilesjack...> [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR
3/21/17 2:05 pm Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...> [texbirds] Kleb Woods - upcoming bird programs
3/21/17 1:15 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: Fwd: eBird Report - South Llano River SP (HOTW 093), Mar 21, 2017
3/21/17 1:04 pm Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] Re: Rise of hipster birders
3/21/17 12:29 pm Rhandy Helton <rjhelton...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - South Llano River SP (HOTW 093), Mar 21, 2017
3/21/17 12:15 pm Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> [texbirds] Re: Rise of hipster birders
3/21/17 12:05 pm David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> [texbirds] Rise of hipster birders
3/21/17 11:34 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 21, 2017
3/21/17 11:19 am Sheryl Travis <sheryltravis...> [texbirds] Re: Cape May at Lafitte's Cove
3/21/17 9:37 am Becky Reyes <breyes...> [texbirds] Edinburg World Birding Center
3/21/17 8:28 am <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender DHanson139 for DMARC) [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird in Chambers Co
3/21/17 7:53 am Michael Austin <mausti5...> [texbirds] Black Rail
3/21/17 6:34 am Pauline Tom <ptom5678...> [texbirds] Bluebird Season Kickoff LATE REGISTRATION now open
3/21/17 4:47 am David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Fwd: texbirds: post needs approval
3/20/17 6:55 pm Jane F Tillman <jtillman...> [texbirds] Balcones Songbird Festival April 21-23
3/20/17 5:07 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update - 345 Species
3/20/17 12:09 pm Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 20, 2017
3/19/17 6:40 pm <adpatton...> <adpatton...> [texbirds] Cape May at Lafitte's Cove
3/19/17 6:07 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] What I did during spring break
3/19/17 5:41 pm Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 19, 2017
3/19/17 3:47 pm Tom Langschied <TLangschied...> [texbirds] Ferruginous Pygmy-owls and Tropical Parula on King Ranch - Kenedy Co.
3/19/17 9:37 am Robert Becker <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender robertjbecker for DMARC) [texbirds] More on Cape May Warbler
3/19/17 5:54 am David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> [texbirds] Cape May at LaFitte's today?
3/18/17 5:46 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] South Padre and Other Cameron Areas
3/18/17 5:44 pm Rhandy Helton <rjhelton...> [texbirds] FOS Black-capped Vireo
3/18/17 12:38 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/18/2017
3/18/17 12:34 pm Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] N. Parula @ LaFittes
3/18/17 12:16 pm Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] NOW: Cape May still at LaFitte's
3/18/17 12:15 pm Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 18, 2017
3/18/17 8:53 am David Scott <scottrpts...> [texbirds] American Golden Plovers
3/18/17 8:12 am Janet Rathjen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender j.rathjen for DMARC) [texbirds] Cape May Warbler - Galveston
3/18/17 3:42 am Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Bird Patrol Trip Saturday, March 25th
3/17/17 10:42 pm Rita Clements <rclements001...> [texbirds] American Pipit - pretty sure
3/17/17 5:02 pm Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...> [texbirds] Austin Area Rare Bird Alert
3/17/17 1:42 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] FW: eBird -- Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP WBC (Mission) (LTC 069) -- Mar 17, 2017
3/17/17 12:35 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/17/2017
3/17/17 11:08 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 17, 2017
3/17/17 9:14 am Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Rare birds and migrants at Laguna Atascosa NWR
3/16/17 5:35 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] TONS of Red-billed Pigeons!
3/16/17 5:26 pm <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender Antbird for DMARC) [texbirds] FOS Golden cheeked warbler
3/16/17 5:00 pm Robert Becker <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender robertjbecker for DMARC) [texbirds] Black Rails
3/16/17 4:07 pm Joann E. Thompson <joann510...> [texbirds] Cedar Wax Wings
3/16/17 11:15 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 16, 2017
3/16/17 10:08 am Shelly Plante <Shelly.Plante...> [texbirds] Birding Classic: 2 weeks left to register!
3/16/17 7:57 am Frank and Louise Ridlon <FLRIDLON...> [texbirds] FOS Black-chinned hummingbird
3/15/17 6:23 pm Bird.fried <bird.fried...> [texbirds] Fwd: Feathered Friday at Mad Island Marsh
3/15/17 5:40 pm David Hanson <davidhanson1952...> [texbirds] Baytown Nature Center Bird Count
3/15/17 4:27 pm Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 15, 2017
3/15/17 8:28 am Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck - White Rock Lake Park in Dallas - 3/15/17
3/15/17 7:45 am Bird.fried <bird.fried...> [texbirds] American Black Duck - White Rock Lake Park in Dallas - 3/14/17
3/14/17 6:17 pm Birding Center Naturalist <naturalist...> [texbirds] 3/14 Bird Walk SPI Birding & Nature Center. Spring migrants
3/14/17 5:16 pm <andydietrich10...> [texbirds] Shallow-tailed Kites
3/14/17 2:25 pm Jack Chiles <chilesjack...> [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR
3/14/17 1:22 pm Greg Page <gregpage1465...> [texbirds] Swallow-tailed Kite
3/14/17 12:37 pm Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 14, 2017
3/14/17 10:00 am Becky Reyes <breyes...> [texbirds] Edinburg World Birding Center
3/14/17 6:43 am Mark Lockwood <Mark.Lockwood...> [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
3/13/17 8:04 pm Petra Hockey <phockey...> [texbirds] mini fallout on north Matagorda Island
3/13/17 6:07 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 330 species
3/13/17 5:00 pm Petra Hockey <phockey...> [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
3/13/17 1:15 pm Tim Fennell <tfennell...> [texbirds] "Stupid Birder Trick:" Mountain Plovers and Golden-cheeked Warblers in Williamson Co. 3/13/17
3/13/17 12:38 pm Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 13, 2017
3/13/17 10:04 am Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Re: Galveston Pictures, ospreys, ducks and grebes
3/13/17 9:23 am David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update, chasing plovers for 321 species to date
3/13/17 9:07 am Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Yard birding
3/13/17 8:39 am Charles Backus <backus829...> [texbirds] spring tx fos bbwd
3/13/17 8:30 am Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Galveston Pictures, ospreys, ducks and grebes
3/12/17 10:01 pm Greg Cook <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender quaker1308 for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
3/12/17 8:35 pm Lorrie Lowrie <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender lavit1422 for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: Great Crested Flycatcher Corpus Christi
3/12/17 8:01 pm Lorrie Lowrie <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender lavit1422 for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: Great Crested Flycatcher Corpus Christi
3/12/17 4:55 pm Susan Heath <sheath...> [texbirds] Quintana Neotropic Bird Sanctuary
3/12/17 4:29 pm Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: Great Crested Flycatcher Corpus Christi
3/12/17 4:21 pm <jkestner...> [texbirds] Great Crested Flycatcher Corpus Christi
3/12/17 11:35 am Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
3/12/17 11:34 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 12, 2017
3/11/17 1:24 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/11/2017
3/11/17 10:27 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 11, 2017
3/10/17 7:52 pm Blaine Carnes <blainehcarnes...> [texbirds] American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
3/10/17 10:47 am Dan Smith <dan...> [texbirds] Re: Golden-cheeked delisting effort.
3/10/17 10:33 am Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Golden-cheeked delisting effort.
3/10/17 10:32 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 10, 2017
3/9/17 4:47 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Birding and Storm-Chasing
3/9/17 4:26 pm Tom Langschied <TLangschied...> [texbirds] King Ranch birds Santa Gertrudis division - Kleberg Co. 03/08/17
3/9/17 1:54 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Morning Bird Tour 3/9/2017
3/9/17 11:12 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 9, 2017
3/8/17 5:21 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Starr County - Red-billed Pigeons
3/8/17 3:39 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Female cowbirds
3/8/17 10:45 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 8, 2017
3/7/17 5:53 pm Susan Yost <sdyost...> [texbirds] LLELA; Denton Co bird walk
3/7/17 10:46 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 7, 2017
3/7/17 9:36 am Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/3/2017
3/7/17 9:22 am Becky Reyes <breyes...> [texbirds] Edinburg World Birding Center
3/7/17 8:39 am <dmarc-noreply-outsider...> (Redacted sender Stenmead for DMARC) [texbirds] Swallow-tailed Kites in San Leon, Galveston County
3/7/17 8:09 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Scrub Jay correction
3/7/17 7:51 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Highlights from Lynn County - Sunday
3/7/17 7:40 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Highlights from Crosby County - Saturday
3/6/17 3:35 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Becard Still Here!
3/6/17 10:30 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 6, 2017
3/6/17 6:20 am Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...> [texbirds] request for winter sightings for North American Birds
3/6/17 4:03 am Mark Scheuerman <mark.scheuerman...> [texbirds] Re: Rollover Pass Gull ID?
3/5/17 11:47 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 5, 2017
3/5/17 8:36 am David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 316 Species
3/5/17 7:44 am <jkestner...> [texbirds] Re: The return of the plovers
3/4/17 1:53 pm Bird.fried <bird.fried...> [texbirds] The return of the plovers
3/4/17 9:59 am David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 314 species
3/4/17 9:54 am Ron Berwick <rontex69...> [texbirds] Re: Lesser Scaup migrations
3/4/17 6:24 am Mark Scheuerman <mark.scheuerman...> [texbirds] Rollover Pass Gull ID?
3/3/17 8:18 pm Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...> [texbirds] Austin Area Rare bird Alert
3/3/17 11:42 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 3, 2017
3/3/17 10:25 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lubbock Area Birding Summary for February - Longish
3/3/17 9:56 am David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Lesser Scaup migrations
3/3/17 9:46 am Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Calling Ash-throated Fly.this AM, W. Williamson Co.. FOS.
3/2/17 9:33 pm HARRY FORBES <hforbes...> [texbirds] Greater Scaup in Olivia
3/2/17 9:16 pm HARRY FORBES <hforbes...> [texbirds] Greater Scaup
3/2/17 8:39 pm Bird.fried <bird.fried...> [texbirds] Rose-throated Becard and Red-billed Pigeons
3/2/17 1:25 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/2/2017
3/2/17 11:28 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 2, 2017
3/2/17 9:42 am Berner Family <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender jcazberner for DMARC) [texbirds] re-- El Paso Private reservoirs--ebird hotspots
3/2/17 9:35 am Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...> [texbirds] Kleb Woods East Texas bus trip TOMORROW - seats available
3/2/17 8:05 am Jim Hailey <irasciblej...> [texbirds] Alaska & Florida
3/2/17 8:04 am <dmarc-noreply-outsider...> (Redacted sender jgstudio for DMARC) [texbirds] Irrigation Reservoirs
3/2/17 8:01 am Pauline Tom <ptom5678...> [texbirds] NestWatch (eBird's sister) now has app
3/1/17 3:48 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: Springing in Utopia
3/1/17 3:36 pm <mitch...> [texbirds] Springing in Utopia
3/1/17 11:40 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 1, 2017
3/1/17 9:04 am Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Becard, Prairie Falcon, Parrots - oh my!
2/28/17 1:53 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Green Kingfisher Chase
2/28/17 11:21 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Feb 28, 2017
2/28/17 10:49 am Brent Ortego <brentortego...> [texbirds] Lake Meredith - East CBC
2/28/17 9:29 am Jon McIntyre <mcintyrebirds...> [texbirds] Coastal Bend 2/26-2/27
2/28/17 7:30 am Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 2/25/2017
 
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Date: 3/29/17 9:09 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Neotropic Cormorant in Lubbock, shorebirds and gulls in Lynn Co.
Hello all,
This morning, 29 March, there was a subadult Neotropic Cormorant at Leroy
Elmore Park in Lubbock. It was super easy to pick out as it was one of only
3 cormorants on the playa lake. There were also no fewer than 16
Black-crowned Night-Herons at the rookery along with 4 Cattle and 2 Snowy
Egrets.

Of local interest, McAllister Park had 11 American Avocets and one adult
Peregrine Falcon.

The shorebird action continues to heat up throughout the region. This
checklist from a playa south of Tahoka (Lynn County) yesterday, 28 March,
pretty much says it all:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35508080

Also on 28 March was a solo breeding adult Franklin's Gull and 2nd cycle
Ring-billed Gull on the FM 1054 x CR 28 playa east of Tahoka in Lynn
County.

Merry Migration!
Justin Bosler
Austin, TX


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Date: 3/29/17 5:33 pm
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 29, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
Beautiful walk this morning, little wind and blue sky with some puffy clouds. We were clear down at Pintail Lakes when the Broad-winged Hawks began their lift-off, so we were able to see many of them at tree-top height – what a sight! Both Virginia Rails and Soras gave good multiple sightings, and all THREE Kingfishers were seen. A great day to be birding!
Bird walks continue through March, leaving the Visitor's Center at 8:30 am. Hawk Watch daily from 8am – 1 pm through April 15. Guests and spotters welcome.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 29, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:14 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
58 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 34
Mottled Duck 2
Blue-winged Teal 9
Northern Shoveler 4
Lesser Scaup 2
Plain Chachalaca 3
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Neotropic Cormorant 2
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 5
Snowy Egret 5
Tricolored Heron 5
Cattle Egret 15
White Ibis 9
White-faced Ibis 3
Roseate Spoonbill 5
Turkey Vulture 5
White-tailed Kite 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 44
Virginia Rail 2
Sora 5
American Coot 5
Black-necked Stilt 12
Killdeer 4
Least Sandpiper 4
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 18
Wilson's Snipe 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
White-tipped Dove 6
White-winged Dove 2
Mourning Dove 4
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Great Kiskadee 5
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 3
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 3
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 6
Cave Swallow 2
Marsh Wren 2
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Northern Mockingbird 4
Common Yellowthroat 7
Olive Sparrow 2 Heard only
Savannah Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Great-tailed Grackle 12
Altamira Oriole 3

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Date: 3/29/17 2:10 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Pictures from Starr County and South Hidalgo
Hi, all!


Pictures from my last two days with Derek and Helen are up on my Facebook
page:



https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe



Enjoy!



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Date: 3/29/17 1:49 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] South Hidalgo County
Hi, all!


Took visiting birders Melanie and Jim around the Rio Grande parks for the
morning, starting at Bentsen with a Ringed Kingfisher and both species of
orange oriole! Couldn't flush a Sprague's Pipit at Anzalduas, but we did
have a nice Gray Hawk, a Red-crowned Parrot, and a singing Northern Parula
(had to track it down to make sure it wasn't a Tropical.)! A Carolina Wren
actually showed himself while singing at Santa Ana. Still working on
pictures.



Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Gadwall

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Plain Chachalaca

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Tricolored Heron

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

White-tailed Kite

Cooper's Hawk

Gray Hawk

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Forster's Tern

Rock Pigeon

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Ringed Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

American Kestrel

Red-crowned Parrot

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Black Phoebe

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Green Jay

Horned Lark

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Cave Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

House Wren

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Clay-colored Thrush

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Orange-crowned Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Olive Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Hooded Oriole

Altamira Oriole

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



75 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

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Date: 3/29/17 1:40 pm
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Date: 3/29/17 12:59 pm
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Date: 3/29/17 12:27 pm
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Warblers seen today (3/29) at ELM
After the rain, quick run through
Edith L. Moore sanctuary:
- Black & White 2
- N. Parula 2
- Orange-crowned 2
- Hooded 3
- Worm Eating 1
- Wilson's 1

Also got on a Blue-headed vireo and Cedar Waxwings.

Nina Sitra
Sugar Land, TX


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Date: 3/29/17 8:57 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Let's try those Lynn County highlights again
Greetings All:
I have been working hard to get my recent big trip into eBird and just
realized that I had not posted my highlights from my one weekend excursion
- to Lynn County.

I spent the entire morning at Tahoka Lake Pasture and, with the permission
of the landowner walked the entire way around Takoka Lake (7.22 miles of
sometimes sloppy terrain in 4.5 hours - and my thighs are still feeling the
worst of the wading through mud) and then wandered from town to town and
from playa to playa for the rest of the day.

Highlights included 5 Blue-winged Teals at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 9
Blue-winged Teals at the FM 2956 Playa, 12 Cinnamon Teals at the FM 1054 x
CR 28 Playa, 4 Cinnamon Teals at the FM 2956 Playa, 6 Cinnamon Teals in
Grassland, 4 Cinnamon Teals at Tahoka Lake, 2 Canvasbacks at Tahoka Lake, 2
Redheads at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 2 Redheads at the FM 3332 x CR Y
Playa, 1 Redhead at Tahoka Lake, 4 Scaled Quails near Gordon, 2 Scaled
Quails at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 3 Eared Grebes at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa,
2 Virginia Rails at Tahoka Lake, 1 Sora at Tahoka Lake, 2 American Avocets
at the FM 2956 Playa, 36 American Avocets at Tahoka Lake, 26+ Snowy Plovers
at Tahoka Lake, 40 Least Sandpipers at Tahoka Lake, 11 Western Sandpipers
at Tahoka Lake, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper at Tahoka Lake, 4 Wilson's Snipes
at Tahoka Lake, 2 Greater Yellowlegs at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 88+
Greater Yellowlegs at Tahoka Lake, 13 Lesser Yellowlegs at Tahoka Lake, 2
White-faced Ibises in Grassland, 1 Turkey Vulture a the FM 2956 Playa, 1
Turkey Vulture over Tahoka, 2 Say's Phoebes at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Barn
Swallow in Tahoka, 2 Barn Swallows near Wilson, and 1 Spotted Towhee at the
FM 2956 Playa.

There were at least twenty species of butterfly, some in good numbers,
cruising about Lynn County which is exceptional diversity for this early in
the year.

I also had the continuing 1 Snowy Egret at Leroy Elmore Park and the
continuing 1 Great Egret at Stone Lake in Lubbock, Lubbock County.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 3/29/17 8:42 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Highlights from Lynn County on Saturday
Greetings All:
I have been working hard to get my recent big trip into eBird and just
realized that I had not posted my highlights from my one weekend excursion
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Date: 3/29/17 7:05 am
From: Ron Huebner <feralbirder...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: TOS Colorado City "weekender" this past weekend
Thanks so much for the summary Jane. Really makes me sad that I couldn't
make this trip. I am, at the present, destined to explore the prairies in
Oklahoma. However, I just received an email from the organizers of the
Prairie Chicken Festival in Oklahoma that is ominous. The recent extensive
wildfires may...and I repeat may...have dealt the prairie chicken
population in Oklahoma a permanent death blow. They have been severely
affected by the recent drought and now the fires have either killed large
numbers or destroyed the limited habitat that was available for them. We
will have to wait and see if there are enough birds left to be viable as a
wild population or not.
Thanks again for the great report!

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 10:05 PM, Jane F Tillman <jtillman...>
wrote:

> Twenty birders enjoyed Colorado City hospitality courtesy of our local
> birding guide Kyle O’Haver. Kyle is now the Park Superintendent at Lake
> Colorado City State Park but you probably remember him from his time at
> Estero Llano Grande where he was an active birder.
>
> Many of the group saw at least 100 species for Mitchell County which was
> pretty darn good for this transition period between winter and spring. We
> had several crowd-pleasing birds.
>
>
> When we arrived Friday for a couple of hours of afternoon birding at the
> park we were treated to winds of 27 mph gusting even higher, but still
> managed to see six to eight Rock Wrens all in one group, Western Bluebirds,
> and Cassin’s Sparrows singing at the park entrance –a lifer for some.
>
>
> Fortunately Saturday was much less windy and our visit to the Native
> Prairie Association of Texas’ 1100 acre restricted access Maddin Prairie
> was fantastic with Common Poorwills calling, Cassins’s singing, both
> Northern Bobwhite and Scaled Quail and the highlight- Burrowing Owls which
> have appeared due to NPAT efforts at prairie dog reintroduction. After that
> we checked out Lake Champion which has a new lessee who is making park
> improvements. There we had snipe, cormorants, a Common Loon and a few
> ducks. We stopped by Ruddick Park in town to get the Cackling Goose that
> has been there for a couple of years, Eastern Bluebird, and both
> goldfinches. Part of the afternoon was spent over at Big Spring State Park
> where we worked on our Howard County lists.
>
>
> Sunday back at the park Kyle made coffee for the group while we scanned the
> lake for egrets, herons and flyovers. A Yellow-headed Blackbird perched up
> for nice views. Then it was off to a pond that held eight Cinnamon Teal,
> Mallards and a lone Ring-necked Duck. The American Golden-Plover at Cherry
> Creek was the icing on the cake.
>
>
> Maddin Prairie is a jewel. In the land of cotton it is a welcome island of
> habitat that is being restored to its short-grass prairie roots. While you
> can’t get on the property anytime, the Native Prairie Association has
> several work days and a breeding bird survey coming up in May on Saturday
> and Sunday May 20-21. Contact NPAT volunteer Kirsti Harms, kmharms3(at)
> gmail.com, for more information –the birding may happen early and late in
> the day with afternoon nap time if it is a hot May. Grasshopper Sparrows
> almost certainly guaranteed.
>
>
> Bottom Line: If you ever are travelling IH 20 West between Sweetwater and
> Big Spring take time to check out Colorado City hotspots. BTW, the locals
> say Coloraydo City.
>
>
> A big thanks to Kyle O'Haver whose enthusiasm for birds, the outdoors and
> state parks is contagious, and to Kirsti Harms and Pat Merkord of NPAT for
> making this weekend a big success.
>
>
> Jane Tillman
>
> Austin
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Date: 3/28/17 8:06 pm
From: Jane F Tillman <jtillman...>
Subject: [texbirds] TOS Colorado City "weekender" this past weekend
Twenty birders enjoyed Colorado City hospitality courtesy of our local
birding guide Kyle O’Haver. Kyle is now the Park Superintendent at Lake
Colorado City State Park but you probably remember him from his time at
Estero Llano Grande where he was an active birder.

Many of the group saw at least 100 species for Mitchell County which was
pretty darn good for this transition period between winter and spring. We
had several crowd-pleasing birds.


When we arrived Friday for a couple of hours of afternoon birding at the
park we were treated to winds of 27 mph gusting even higher, but still
managed to see six to eight Rock Wrens all in one group, Western Bluebirds,
and Cassin’s Sparrows singing at the park entrance –a lifer for some.


Fortunately Saturday was much less windy and our visit to the Native
Prairie Association of Texas’ 1100 acre restricted access Maddin Prairie
was fantastic with Common Poorwills calling, Cassins’s singing, both
Northern Bobwhite and Scaled Quail and the highlight- Burrowing Owls which
have appeared due to NPAT efforts at prairie dog reintroduction. After that
we checked out Lake Champion which has a new lessee who is making park
improvements. There we had snipe, cormorants, a Common Loon and a few
ducks. We stopped by Ruddick Park in town to get the Cackling Goose that
has been there for a couple of years, Eastern Bluebird, and both
goldfinches. Part of the afternoon was spent over at Big Spring State Park
where we worked on our Howard County lists.


Sunday back at the park Kyle made coffee for the group while we scanned the
lake for egrets, herons and flyovers. A Yellow-headed Blackbird perched up
for nice views. Then it was off to a pond that held eight Cinnamon Teal,
Mallards and a lone Ring-necked Duck. The American Golden-Plover at Cherry
Creek was the icing on the cake.


Maddin Prairie is a jewel. In the land of cotton it is a welcome island of
habitat that is being restored to its short-grass prairie roots. While you
can’t get on the property anytime, the Native Prairie Association has
several work days and a breeding bird survey coming up in May on Saturday
and Sunday May 20-21. Contact NPAT volunteer Kirsti Harms, kmharms3(at)
gmail.com, for more information –the birding may happen early and late in
the day with afternoon nap time if it is a hot May. Grasshopper Sparrows
almost certainly guaranteed.


Bottom Line: If you ever are travelling IH 20 West between Sweetwater and
Big Spring take time to check out Colorado City hotspots. BTW, the locals
say Coloraydo City.


A big thanks to Kyle O'Haver whose enthusiasm for birds, the outdoors and
state parks is contagious, and to Kirsti Harms and Pat Merkord of NPAT for
making this weekend a big success.


Jane Tillman

Austin

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Date: 3/28/17 4:50 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Starr County - Seedeaters, Bell's Vireo
Hi, all!


Sorry for the late post, but didn't have time to get this out last night;
took visiting birders Derek and Helen out to Starr County yesterday where we
dipped on the pigeons, but got great looks at Roadrunners (which I think
they wanted even more than the pigeons :)), a Vermilion Flycatcher pair, and
two White-collared Seedeaters along the Salineno Trail. The highlight for
me, though, was a singing Bell's Vireo at Falcon State Park, in the
primitive campground area! Pictures aren't processed yet (and couldn't get
photos of the rarities anyway), but I did attach recordings of both the
vireo and the seedeater on my EBird checklists (although the recordings
don't seem to be playing; maybe others can see if they can play them).
Falcon checklist:



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35471622



Salineno checklist:



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35477705



Bird List:



Gadwall

Mottled Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Northern Bobwhite

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Harris's Hawk

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Caspian Tern

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

White-tipped Dove

Greater Roadrunner

Green Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

Vermilion Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Bell's Vireo

Green Jay

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Purple Martin

Black-crested Titmouse

Verdin

House Wren

Bewick's Wren

Cactus Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-rumped Warbler

White-collared Seedeater

Olive Sparrow

Cassin's Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Pyrrhuloxia

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

House Finch

House Sparrow



71 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 3/28/17 4:46 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Estero and Santa Ana
Hi, all!


Took Derek and Helen out again today on what turned out to be a pretty hot
day hiking around; highlights at Estero include a pair of Red-crowned
Parrots showing nicely, a Beardless Tyrannulet in plain view (unfortunately
not long enough for Derek to get a look, especially with my malfunctioning
tripod :(), and the continuing Pauraque. Didn't see the Glossy Ibis,
although we had a White-faced in Ibis Pond, and a nice selection of the
common waders, ducks, and herons in general, and netted a Swainson's Hawk by
talking the long walk back! We stopped at Frontera to get them their
White-tipped Doves (they flushed from the feeders at Estero but never came
back again after 15 minutes!), then at Progresso Sod Farms on the way to
Santa Ana where we ran into Randy from Santa Ana and had about six or seven
American Golden Plovers, plus a Long-billed Curlew! After a report of
Ringed Kingfisher and Fulvous Whistling Ducks, we headed on to Santa Ana but
dipped on both, and a hot walk out to Pintail Lakes added Tricolored Heron,
White Ibis, Pied-billed Grebe, and Bank Swallow to the day list. Heard a
distant Gray Hawk on the way back, and ended up with a respectable 81
species for the day!



No pictures yet - will post those when I can! Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Green-winged Teal

Plain Chachalaca

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Tricolored Heron

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

White Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Turkey Vulture

Gray Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Sora

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

American Golden-Plover

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Lesser Yellowlegs

Long-billed Curlew

Stilt Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

White-tipped Dove

Common Pauraque

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

Red-crowned Parrot

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Green Jay

Purple Martin

Bank Swallow

Cave Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

House Wren

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Clay-colored Thrush

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Orange-crowned Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Olive Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



81 SPECIES





Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 3/28/17 4:39 pm
From: WINSTON E & LINDA CAILLOUET <lincwinc...>
Subject: [texbirds] WCSP
e the correction to my ebird report.  Thanks for catching the mistake.  Winston Caillouet
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It was a chilly morning with a stiff Northeast breeze. Birding was
good. We started the day with over 80 Cedar Waxwings in the Oak trees
in front of headquarters.
The Goode Area was closed today so we went out on the pads early on.
We encountered many American Golden Plovers in the fields on both
sides of Wildlife Drive. When we arrived at Mineral Marsh we found a
couple of Marsh wrens singing. Then on down the road in the marsh on
the left side of the road we found the continuing Cinnamon Teals.
Across the road we heard a Black-necked Stilt calling and then got
good looks at the stilt. Egrets are starting to arrive and we saw
Cattle, Great and Snowy Egrets but we were not able to locate a Little
Blue Heron. There were lots of Upland Sandpipers in the field near
the Brooks Farm barn near Short Rd.. At Meadow Pond we saw 6 Wood
Ducks. We saw over 700 American White Pelicans off the end of Plover
Pad. Sitting near the pelicans were Forster's Terns, Bonaparte's Gulls
and a couple of Franklin's Gulls. We saw a good assortment of
Shorebirds, including Least, Baird's and Pectoral Sandpipers.
http://ebird.org/ebird/iss/view/checklist/email?subID=S35498795
Jack Chiles, Texas Master Naturalist and volunteer, Hagerman NWR.
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Date: 3/28/17 10:14 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 28, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
What a morning for hawks! Evidently a bunch of Broad-wings and Swainson's must have roosted on the southern edge of the refuge. As we walked on the levee and tram road, we were constantly treated to these beautiful birds directly overhead. Later, we watched them beginning to kettle upwards as they gained altitude to begin the migration northward. Amazing sights!
Bird walks continue this week, leaving the Visitor's center at 8:30 am. Hawk watch always welcomes guests and spotters - daily from 8am - 1pm through April 15.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 28, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:13 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.75 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
52 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 20
Mottled Duck 2
Blue-winged Teal 5
Northern Shoveler 6
Lesser Scaup 2
Plain Chachalaca 4
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Neotropic Cormorant 3
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 4
Tricolored Heron 1
Cattle Egret 1
White Ibis 6
White-faced Ibis 1
Roseate Spoonbill 10
Turkey Vulture 27
Harris's Hawk 3
Gray Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 59
Swainson's Hawk 3
Sora 1
American Coot 8
Black-necked Stilt 4
American Avocet 1
Killdeer 5
Least Sandpiper 16
Long-billed Dowitcher 5
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
White-tipped Dove 6
White-winged Dove 5
Mourning Dove 4
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Crested Caracara 1
Great Kiskadee 5
Couch's Kingbird 7
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 11
White-eyed Vireo 1
Tree Swallow 7
Barn Swallow 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Olive Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Great-tailed Grackle 5
Altamira Oriole 4

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Date: 3/28/17 9:50 am
From: Becky Reyes <breyes...>
Subject: [texbirds] Edinburg World Birding Center
Hi everybody,
For our bird walk, Forester's Tern and Laughing Gulls were seen at our
North Pond. Later on, there was also a Least Tern. Black-bellied Whistling
ducks and Blue-winged Teals were seen at our South Pond along with
Black-necked Stilts and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers.
Below is the morning's bird list. Happy Birding!

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 28, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
38 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 5
Blue-winged Teal 2
Plain Chachalaca 3
Least Grebe 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 10
Anhinga 1
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 4
Tricolored Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Broad-winged Hawk 15 Kettle flying over
American Coot 6
Black-necked Stilt 3
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Laughing Gull 2
Least Tern 1
Forster's Tern 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Inca Dove 2
Mourning Dove 2
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 2
Great Kiskadee 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 3
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 1
Black-crested Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Great-tailed Grackle 3
Lesser Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 2


*Becky Reyes*

Naturalist Educator

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center

PO Box 1079

714 Raul Longoria Rd

Edinburg, Texas 78540

956.381.9922 O 956.381-0715 F

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*www.EdinburgWBC.org <http://www.edinburgwbc.org/>*


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Date: 3/28/17 8:22 am
From: Penny Miller <txbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Breeding Bird Survey Volunteers - Last Call for Texas
Please add me to Route 361, Megargal
Penny Miller
4800 Catalina Dr.
Wichita Falls, TX 76310
Email: <txbirds...>
Phone: 940-867-9761

On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 9:07 AM, Brent Ortego <brentortego...>
wrote:

> BREEDING BIRD SURVEY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
> This is my last request this season for volunteer sign-up to conduct
> roadside breeding bird surveys (BBS) in Texas during 2017. There is 1
> vacancy in the Panhandle, 2 in West Texas, 3 in North Central Texas, 1 in
> Central Texas, 2 in Northeast Texas, 3 in Southeast Texas, and 2 in South
> Texas. Read below for more details.
>
> For those not familiar with the survey methodology, the BBS is the
> National Survey which is the primary source for breeding bird population
> trends in the nation. This survey has about 3000 randomly located routes
> across the United States. Each route is 24.5 miles long with 50 stops
> spaced 0.5 miles apart. At each stop during a 3 minute period, the
> observer tallies all birds seen within ¼ mile and all birds heard. The
> route lasts from 30 minutes before sunrise until you finish which is
> normally about 11 a.m. The route needs to be run ONCE each year during the
> months of May or June; exact dates vary with each route. It might require
> a pre-survey scouting trip just to familiarize yourself with the route, and
> a little paper/computer work after the route is done. The observer needs
> to be able to identify most of the birds along the route by call and all by
> sight. Along routes in agricultural areas, this might only mean about 20
> species by call, but in more complex forested areas i
> t might mean 70 species.
>
> National and local conservation organizations regularly use BBS data (see
> www.stateofthebirds.org) in their analysis. They focus very strongly on
> breeding bird population trends generated by YOUR DATA, and also used bird
> density data extensively. Partners In Flight has developed models to
> estimate breeding density and distribution for all species they are
> tracking with BBS data. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has used the
> data when they developed a statewide conservation plan for birds (see
> http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/pwd_pl_w7000_1187a/) .
> Conservation “Joint Ventures” across the nation regularly use BBS data as
> they implement their new “All Birds” management goals. It has been very
> satisfying seeing the product of our works being used to influence national
> and local decisions on avian conservation.
>
> Texas has 196 BBS routes and 14 vacancies. The National Office has
> started listing routes as vacant when they have not received data from a
> volunteer for two years. If you see your route listed as vacant, check
> your files and resubmit your data because the National Office has not
> received it.
>
> This seems like a lot of routes, but it is not for a state our size. Due
> to the variability of the data, we are trying to run at least 14 routes per
> ecological area and there are 10 ecological areas in Texas. This should
> provide us a statistically valid sample of population trends of birds
> breeding near highways. We are getting close to obtaining this sample size
> in every bird region. We always have problems getting qualified birders to
> do routes in the more rural parts of the State. While there are many good
> birders in Texas, the birders are concentrated in urban areas and the birds
> are spread throughout the State causing logistics problems of running
> routes in remote parts of the Texas. A classic example is West Texas and
> the Panhandle, lots of country and few birders.
>
> When you volunteer, I will need your NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, E-MAIL,
> TELEPHONE NUMBER and ROUTE of interest.
>
> I am listing below vacant routes by geographic areas. Species data for
> each route can be obtained at the link = https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/
> RouteMap/Map.cfm. Those areas with the largest numbers of vacancies are
> the areas needing the most help. If you are interesting in helping, or
> would like more information, reply to this e-mail.
> BBS - USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center<https://www.pwrc.usgs.
> gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm>
> www.pwrc.usgs.gov
> The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is a large-scale, long-term
> monitoring program designed to track the status and trends of North
> American bird populations.
>
>
>
> PANHANDLE
>
> Route 100 Channing Hartley County
>
> WEST TEXAS
>
> Route 394 Pecos Reeves County
> Route 418 Pumpville Val Verde County
>
>
> NORTHCENTRAL TEXAS
>
> Route 063 Weatherford Parker County
> Route 078 Grayback Wilbarger
> County
> Route 361 Megargel Archer County
>
> CENTRAL TEXAS
>
> Route 353 Hawley Jones County
>
> NORTHEAST TEXAS
>
> Route 056 Morton Harrison County
> Route 058 Athens Henderson County
>
>
> SOUTHEAST TEXAS
>
> Route 322 Union Hill Walker County
> Route 334 Powell Park San Augustine County
> Route 906 Neches Hardin County
>
>
> COASTAL PRAIRIE
>
> No Vacancies!
>
> SOUTH TEXAS
>
> Route 019 La Pryor Zavalla County
> Route 204 Guerra Zapata County
>
>
>
>
>
> https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm location of route maps
> BBS - USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center<https://www.pwrc.usgs.
> gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm>
> www.pwrc.usgs.gov
> The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is a large-scale, long-term
> monitoring program designed to track the status and trends of North
> American bird populations.
>
>
>
> https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/PublicDataInterface/index.cfm?fuseaction> PublicDataInterface.viewPublic raw data online retrieval system link
> provides location of species totals by route by year. Explore US Results
> and Analysis tab.
>
> https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/learning/ BBS Methods
> BBS - Learning Tools - Patuxent Wildlife Research Center<
> https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/learning/>
> www.pwrc.usgs.gov
> The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is a large-scale, long-term
> monitoring program designed to track the status and trends of North
> American bird populations.
>
>
>
> Brent Ortego
> <brentortego...><mailto:<brentortego...>
> Victoria, TX
>
>
>
>
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Date: 3/28/17 6:56 am
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/25/2017
This is the bird list from Bill and Judy Lubben's last Bird Tour with us
last Saturday. It was a fantastic tour, with a great highlight of 6
gorgeous scissor-tailed flycatchers. We love migration season!
It's not too late to get on a Laguna Bird Tour! Unless you're going to wait
until Fall, now is the time!
Our bird tours will continue on Thursdays and Fridays, beginning April 6
and ending April 21. Bird Tours require a reservation.

If interested in making a reservation for one of our bird tours, or for more
information about any of our other tours, call the Visitor Center at (956)
748-3607 ex. 111, or get more information on our website at
http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo


Laguna Atascosa
Mar 25, 2017
8:20 AM
Incidental
All birds reported? No
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

15 Blue-winged Teal
15 Northern Shoveler
4 Plain Chachalaca
4 Pied-billed Grebe
6 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Great Blue Heron
9 Great Egret
12 Snowy Egret --
10 Little Blue Heron
2 Tricolored Heron
3 Cattle Egret
45 White Ibis --
8 White-faced Ibis
5 Roseate Spoonbill
2 Turkey Vulture
4 Osprey
2 Harris's Hawk
2 White-tailed Hawk
31 American Coot
2 American Avocet
2 Black-bellied Plover
11 Long-billed Curlew
24 Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
7 Willet
3 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Ring-billed Gull
1 Herring Gull
4 Gull-billed Tern
1 Caspian Tern
2 Forster's Tern
4 Mourning Dove
3 Greater Roadrunner
1 Belted Kingfisher
3 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
2 Crested Caracara
1 American Kestrel
4 Aplomado Falcon
3 Great Kiskadee
2 Couch's Kingbird
6 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
3 Green Jay
2 Horned Lark
2 swallow sp.
4 Savannah Sparrow
31 Red-winged Blackbird
6 Eastern Meadowlark
45 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 47
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Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
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Date: 3/27/17 1:32 pm
From: Shelly Plante <Shelly.Plante...>
Subject: [texbirds] Youth birding team sponsorships for Birding Classic available
Hi All,
If you know youth birders interested in the Birding Classic or are a mentor for youth and/or teen birders who might be interested in forming a team and participating in this year's event I wanted to let you all know about an opportunity that has come up. As you may already know, we have two youth categories: Roughwings (13&younger) and Gliders (14-18 year olds). The Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) Board has approved sponsoring several youth teams again this year. In return, they would like the sponsored teams to provide the following:

* Mention TOS in the team name in some way and recognize them as the sponsor when promoting the team if possible.
* Provide a few photos and a little short write-up about your team's/teams' experience in the field during the competition for use in the TOS newsletter this summer.

If that all sounds good and you're planning on entering a youth team this year, please let me know and I'll confirm sponsorship with TOS and work with them on payment once your registration forms are in (www.birdingclassic.org<http://www.birdingclassic.org>). Right now I have funding left for either one Gliders and one Roughwings team OR three Roughwings teams. I hope to hook some of you up to help connect even more youth teams with nature through this annual event.

As always, feel free to call or email if you have any questions. Registration deadline is April 1st!

Thanks,
Shelly
______________________
Shelly Plante
Nature Tourism Manager
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-389-4500
Mobile: 512-241-9163


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Date: 3/27/17 12:06 pm
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 27, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
It was an almost perfect morning of birding. On the way to Pintail Lakes, we were privileged to view the beginnings of the Altamira Oriole woven nest, while the proud parents sat in a tree nearby. Out at Pintail, a flock of Fulvous Whistling-Ducks joined the Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks to complete the family! Finally, the rails put on a show for all to see.
Several folks joined us for Hawk Watch afterward, which continues daily through April 15, 8am - 1pm. Several kettles were observed.
Bird Walks leave the Visitor's Center daily at 8:30 am through 3/31.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 27, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:02 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
58 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 13
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 20
Mottled Duck 2
Blue-winged Teal 9
Northern Shoveler 4
Green-winged Teal 1
Lesser Scaup 2
Plain Chachalaca 7
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 5
Cattle Egret 5
White Ibis 3
White-faced Ibis 2
Roseate Spoonbill 6
Turkey Vulture 7
White-tailed Kite 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 3
Swainson's Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 1
Sora 2
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 10
Black-necked Stilt 2
American Avocet 1
Killdeer 4
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 4
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 15
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
White-tipped Dove 4
White-winged Dove 2
Mourning Dove 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Merlin 1
Great Kiskadee 5
Tropical Kingbird 1
Couch's Kingbird 7
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Tree Swallow 7
Verdin 1
Carolina Wren 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Olive Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 19
Great-tailed Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Altamira Oriole 4

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Date: 3/27/17 10:49 am
From: David Hanson <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dhanson139 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird- No
Bad news! The Calliope has not been seen her today.

David Hanson
Baytown

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Date: 3/27/17 8:32 am
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Pictures from the coast, willets, eagles, harriers etc
The highlight of the trip back on the 22nd was the return of the eastern
willets with lots of birds proclaiming territory and sitting on their
favorite posts and wires. I usually consider the 20th as the date for their
arrival
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186426

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186425

They were very much sorted by habitat from the western willets which were
on beaches and artificial water edges compared to the eastern birds marsh
habitat. Most of the westerns I saw had not started their molt where all of
the eastern birds had molted much of their plumage. These westerns were on
the texas city dike

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186424

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186423

Other than one loon, the only water birds seen on the dike were the
red-breasted mergansers, all but 1 male

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186420

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186419

Crab street in Surfside had many yellowlegs of both species

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186410

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186408

And the indian paintbrush was in bloom everywhere

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186398

The lagoon down at Bryan beach has many ruddy ducks

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186397

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186396

And the adult lesser black-backed gulls were almost the most common gull

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186394

At home, the male barred owl keeps to cover so all the pictures are through
vegetation

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186390

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186392

Most of the time I cannot even find him while he does his mid-day hoots
with his wife across the bayou.

A week earlier I found a preening bald eagle on the wires next to the
intercoastal bridge north of high island

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165172130

It was preening one feather at a time

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165172133

The tail still has some smudge which will be all white on the next molt

He perked when a line of small groups of little blue and tricolored herons
approached

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165172135

And left after a group of little blues who saw him too. Both got a good
ways off to the west when all landed and no one came up. Too far to see
what happened down in the march vegetation.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165172137

More lesser yellowlegs

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165172047

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165172044

A northern harrier was hunting next to the oyster bayou tract at Anahuac
Refuge

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165172033

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165172036

And the merlin was on its usual stretch of fence posts

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165172031

After the general exodus of wintering butter-butted warblers about the only
bird seen was the cape may warbler at Lafitte's Cove

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186422

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165186421

But the good south winds should be bringing in lots of migrants but without
the rain over the gulf, they will mainly go further inland except for the
nesting birds and a few migrants.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
<Josephkennedy36...>


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Date: 3/27/17 7:47 am
From: Shelly Plante <Shelly.Plante...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: This Saturday, April 1st: Birding Classic registration deadline!
Update to previous message - Birding Classic registration is THIS SATURDAY, April 1st (a mere 6 days away, not two weeks as previously stated). Sorry for any confusion!
www.birdingclassic.org<http://www.birdingclassic.org> for more info!
Shelly
______________________
Shelly Plante
Nature Tourism Manager
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-389-4500
Mobile: 512-241-9163

From: Shelly Plante
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 9:43 AM
To: '<texbirds...>' <texbirds...>
Subject: This Saturday, April 1st: Birding Classic registration deadline!

The registration deadline for this year's Great Texas Birding Classic is about two weeks away!

Join this fun, friendly, birdwatching competition. There are tournament categories for all ages and skill levels, so select the one that works best for you. There are half day, full day, 2-day, and even weeklong categories and beginners and experts alike are invited to join the fun. There are even mixed-age teams where youth and adults can bird together!
www.birdingclassic.com<http://www.birdingclassic.com>
Registration Deadline: this Saturday, April 1st
Tournament Days: pick any day from April 15-May 15
Register Your Team Now!

Go to www.birdingclassic.org<http://www.birdingclassic.org> for complete rules, registration fees, tips from previous winning teams on how to participate in each category, and more information.

Hope to see you this year!

Shelly
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Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
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Date: 3/27/17 7:44 am
From: Shelly Plante <Shelly.Plante...>
Subject: [texbirds] This Saturday, April 1st: Birding Classic registration deadline!
The registration deadline for this year's Great Texas Birding Classic is about two weeks away!
Join this fun, friendly, birdwatching competition. There are tournament categories for all ages and skill levels, so select the one that works best for you. There are half day, full day, 2-day, and even weeklong categories and beginners and experts alike are invited to join the fun. There are even mixed-age teams where youth and adults can bird together!
www.birdingclassic.com<http://www.birdingclassic.com>
Registration Deadline: this Saturday, April 1st
Tournament Days: pick any day from April 15-May 15
Register Your Team Now!

Go to www.birdingclassic.org<http://www.birdingclassic.org> for complete rules, registration fees, tips from previous winning teams on how to participate in each category, and more information.

Hope to see you this year!

Shelly
______________________
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Nature Tourism Manager
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-389-4500
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Date: 3/27/17 7:08 am
From: Brent Ortego <brentortego...>
Subject: [texbirds] Breeding Bird Survey Volunteers - Last Call for Texas
BREEDING BIRD SURVEY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
This is my last request this season for volunteer sign-up to conduct roadside breeding bird surveys (BBS) in Texas during 2017. There is 1 vacancy in the Panhandle, 2 in West Texas, 3 in North Central Texas, 1 in Central Texas, 2 in Northeast Texas, 3 in Southeast Texas, and 2 in South Texas. Read below for more details.

For those not familiar with the survey methodology, the BBS is the National Survey which is the primary source for breeding bird population trends in the nation. This survey has about 3000 randomly located routes across the United States. Each route is 24.5 miles long with 50 stops spaced 0.5 miles apart. At each stop during a 3 minute period, the observer tallies all birds seen within mile and all birds heard. The route lasts from 30 minutes before sunrise until you finish which is normally about 11 a.m. The route needs to be run ONCE each year during the months of May or June; exact dates vary with each route. It might require a pre-survey scouting trip just to familiarize yourself with the route, and a little paper/computer work after the route is done. The observer needs to be able to identify most of the birds along the route by call and all by sight. Along routes in agricultural areas, this might only mean about 20 species by call, but in more complex forested areas i
t might mean 70 species.

National and local conservation organizations regularly use BBS data (see www.stateofthebirds.org) in their analysis. They focus very strongly on breeding bird population trends generated by YOUR DATA, and also used bird density data extensively. Partners In Flight has developed models to estimate breeding density and distribution for all species they are tracking with BBS data. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has used the data when they developed a statewide conservation plan for birds (see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/pwd_pl_w7000_1187a/) . Conservation Joint Ventures across the nation regularly use BBS data as they implement their new All Birds management goals. It has been very satisfying seeing the product of our works being used to influence national and local decisions on avian conservation.

Texas has 196 BBS routes and 14 vacancies. The National Office has started listing routes as vacant when they have not received data from a volunteer for two years. If you see your route listed as vacant, check your files and resubmit your data because the National Office has not received it.

This seems like a lot of routes, but it is not for a state our size. Due to the variability of the data, we are trying to run at least 14 routes per ecological area and there are 10 ecological areas in Texas. This should provide us a statistically valid sample of population trends of birds breeding near highways. We are getting close to obtaining this sample size in every bird region. We always have problems getting qualified birders to do routes in the more rural parts of the State. While there are many good birders in Texas, the birders are concentrated in urban areas and the birds are spread throughout the State causing logistics problems of running routes in remote parts of the Texas. A classic example is West Texas and the Panhandle, lots of country and few birders.

When you volunteer, I will need your NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, E-MAIL, TELEPHONE NUMBER and ROUTE of interest.

I am listing below vacant routes by geographic areas. Species data for each route can be obtained at the link = https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm. Those areas with the largest numbers of vacancies are the areas needing the most help. If you are interesting in helping, or would like more information, reply to this e-mail.
BBS - USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center<https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm>
www.pwrc.usgs.gov
The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is a large-scale, long-term monitoring program designed to track the status and trends of North American bird populations.



PANHANDLE

Route 100 Channing Hartley County

WEST TEXAS

Route 394 Pecos Reeves County
Route 418 Pumpville Val Verde County


NORTHCENTRAL TEXAS

Route 063 Weatherford Parker County
Route 078 Grayback Wilbarger County
Route 361 Megargel Archer County

CENTRAL TEXAS

Route 353 Hawley Jones County

NORTHEAST TEXAS

Route 056 Morton Harrison County
Route 058 Athens Henderson County


SOUTHEAST TEXAS

Route 322 Union Hill Walker County
Route 334 Powell Park San Augustine County
Route 906 Neches Hardin County


COASTAL PRAIRIE

No Vacancies!

SOUTH TEXAS

Route 019 La Pryor Zavalla County
Route 204 Guerra Zapata County





https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm location of route maps
BBS - USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center<https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm>
www.pwrc.usgs.gov
The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is a large-scale, long-term monitoring program designed to track the status and trends of North American bird populations.



https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/PublicDataInterface/index.cfm?fuseaction=PublicDataInterface.viewPublic raw data online retrieval system link provides location of species totals by route by year. Explore US Results and Analysis tab.

https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/learning/ BBS Methods
BBS - Learning Tools - Patuxent Wildlife Research Center<https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/learning/>
www.pwrc.usgs.gov
The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is a large-scale, long-term monitoring program designed to track the status and trends of North American bird populations.



Brent Ortego
<brentortego...><mailto:<brentortego...>
Victoria, TX




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Date: 3/27/17 5:41 am
From: Donna Silvers <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender silvers713 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Common Goldeneye At Lafitte's

There is a common goldeneye in the pond at Laffite's Cove. It seems to be molting but has the white facial spot. My wife photographed it as did some other birders.

Dean Silvers
Jamaica Beach, Texas
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Date: 3/26/17 9:00 am
From: David Hanson <davidhanson1952...>
Subject: [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird
six people came and saw the Calliope this morning and he showed up nicely.
After everyone who was here had seen it Sue and Tad set a trap and caught
it and a female Ruby-throated and put bands on them. So he now has jewelry
on his right leg.
David Hanson


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FeatherFest 2017 Birding Program Leader
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Date: 3/25/17 5:14 pm
From: Laura Baker <lolabe11...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy ibis @ Anahuac NWR
Thank you, I will see a report of glossy but I am always weary of the reliability of the sighting. Your clarity is appreciated.

Laurie Baker
Bridge City

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> 2nd or 3rd bend around Shoveler Pond. Blue around the eyes.
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Date: 3/25/17 4:55 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birder Patrol Part 2 - 900 American Golden Plovers!!!
Hi, all!


Yes - Pat, Joyce, and myself were called back out into the field when the
Harlingen Contingent of the Birder Patrol called us (Sue Griffin did the
actual calling) reporting "thousands of shorebirds" at the intersection of
FMs 1425 and 2629, which is right where Hidalgo, Cameron, and Willacy
Counties all converge! We got out there and Pat counted no less than 900
American Golden Plovers, with a handful of Baird's and Pectorals! Some
pictures are on my Facebook page:



https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe



EBird list:



US-TX-Harlingen-9000-9050 FM 2629 - 26.3464x-97.8602 Shorebird Spot,
Cameron, Texas, US Mar 25, 2017 4:45 PM - 5:40 PM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: 93 degrees, mostly sunny, calm

13 species



Mottled Duck 4

White-tailed Kite 1

American Golden-Plover 900 Careful count; minimum of 900

Killdeer 8

Baird's Sandpiper 5

Least Sandpiper 3

Pectoral Sandpiper 10

Long-billed Dowitcher 1

Mourning Dove 1

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1

Red-winged Blackbird 3

Great-tailed Grackle 3

House Sparrow 2



View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35426115





Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 3/25/17 4:49 pm
From: Laura Baker <lolabe11...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy ibis @ Anahuac NWR


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Date: 3/25/17 4:07 pm
From: Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair...>
Subject: [texbirds] King Ranch today
Seven of us spent the day at Norias. Highlights included 3 Ferruginous
Pygmy-owls (1 HO), 3 Tropical Parulas (2 at active next), 1 Northern
Bearded Tyrannulet, and an active Verdin nest. Spring is in the air!
Complete list at <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35426530>
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Jim Sinclair (TX-ESA)
TOS Life Member
Kingsville, TX

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of
thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein


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Date: 3/25/17 12:58 pm
From: Jon McIntyre <mcintyrebirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] South Texas and Hill County Birding 3/20-24
I took visiting birders Derek and Helen Langslow around South and Central Texas for 5 days. We birded the Corpus Christi area, Jim Wells county, Rockport area, Victoria area, Guadalupe River Delta, Choke Canyon State Park, Friedrich Park (San Antonio), and South Llano River SP getting species. Here is a complete list of birds below:

1. Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck
2. Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Choke Canyon SP)
3. Gadwall
4. American Wigeon
5. Mallard
6. Mottled Duck
7. Blue-Winged Teal
8. Green-Winged Teal
9. Northern Shoveler
10. Redhead
11. Lesser Scaup
12. Ring-Necked Duck
13. Bufflehead
14. Hooded Merganser (CR69 Nueces county)
15. Red-Breasted Merganser
16. Ruddy Duck
17. Wild Turkey
18. Northern Bobwhite (heard only)
19. Common Loon
20. Least Grebe
21. Pied-Billed Grebe
22. Eared Grebe
23. American White Pelican
24. Brown Pelican
25. Neotropic Cormorant
26. Double-Crested Cormorant
27. Anhinga
28. Great Blue Heron
29. Great Egret
30. Snowy Egret
31. Little Blue Heron
32. Tricolored Heron
33. Reddish Egret
34. Cattle Egret
35. Black-Crowned Night-Heron
36. White Ibis
37. White-Faced Ibis
38. Roseate Spoonbill
39. Black Vulture
40. Turkey Vulture
41. Osprey
42. White-Tailed Kite (CR360 Jim Wells county)
43. Northern Harrier
44. Sharp-Shinned Hawk
45. Cooper's Hawk
46. Harris's Hawk
47. Red-Shouldered Hawk
48. White-Tailed Hawk
49. Red-Tailed Hawk
50. Crested Caracara
51. American Kestrel
52. Clapper Rail (Charlie's Pasture- Port Aransas)
53. Sora
54. Common Gallinule
55. American Coot
56. Whooping Crane (Lamar)
57. Black-Bellied Plover
58. American Golden-Plover (Charlie's Pasture- Port Aransas)
59. Snowy Plover
60. Wilson's Plover
61. Semipalmated Plover
62. Piping Plover
63. Killdeer
64. American Oystercatcher
65. Black-Necked Stilt
66. American Avocet
67. Greater Yellowlegs
68. Lesser Yellowlegs
69. Willet
70. Spotted Sandpiper
71. Long-Billed Curlew
72. Marbled Godwit
73. Ruddy Turnstone
74. Sanderling
75. Semipalmated Sandpiper (Sunset Lake- Portland)
76. Western Sandpiper
77. Least Sandpiper
78. Pectoral Sandpiper (Charlie's Pasture- Port Aransas)
79. Dunlin
80. Stilt Sandpiper
81. Short-Billed Dowitcher
82. Long-Billed Dowitcher
83. Wilson's Snipe
84. Wilson's Phalarope (Charlie's Pasture- Port Aransas)
85. Laughing Gull
86. Ring-Billed Gull
87. Herring Gull
88. Gull-Billed Tern
89. Caspian Tern
90. Royal Tern
91. Sandwich Tern
92. Forster's Tern
93. Least Tern (Sunset Lake- Portland)
94. Black Skimmer
95. Rock Pigeon
96. Eurasian Collared-Dove
97. White-Winged Dove
98. Mourning Dove
99. Inca Dove
100. Common Ground-Dove
101. Monk Parakeet (Orange Grove)
102. Greater Roadrunner
103. Barn Owl
104. Black-Chinned Hummingbird
105. Belted Kingfisher
106. Green Kingfisher (Riverside Park- Victoria)
107. Golden-Fronted Woodpecker
108. Red-Bellied Woodpecker
109. Ladder-Backed Woodpecker
110. Pileated Woodpecker (Riverside Park- Victoria)
111. Eastern Phoebe
112. Vermilion Flycatcher
113. Ash-Throated Flycatcher
114. Great Kiskadee
115. Couch's Kingbird
116. Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
117. Loggerhead Shrike
118. White-Eyed Vireo
119. Black-Capped Vireo (South Llano River SP)
120. Yellow-Throated Vireo (Riverside Park/South Llano River SP)
121. Blue-Headed Vireo
122. Hutton's Vireo (South Llano River SP)
123. Blue Jay (Riverside Park- Victoria)
124. Green Jay
125. Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay (South Llano River SP)
126. American Crow
127. Common Raven
128. Purple Martin
129. Tree Swallow
130. Bank Swallow (Port Aransas Birding Center)
131. Cliff Swallow
132. Cave Swallow
133. Barn Swallow
134. Carolina Chickadee
135. Tufted Titmouse (Riverside Park- Victoria)
136. Black-Crested Titmouse
137. Verdin
138. Bushtit (South Llano River SP)
139. Cactus Wren (CR239 Jim Wells county)
140. Canyon Wren (South Llano River SP)
141. Carolina Wren
142. Bewick's Wren
143. House Wren
144. Marsh Wren
145. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
146. Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
147. Eastern Bluebird
148. Hermit Thrush
149. Gray Catbird
150. Northern Mockingbird
151. Brown Thrasher (Big Tree- Lamar)
152. Long-Billed Thrasher
153. Curve-Billed Thrasher
154. European Starling
155. American Pipit
156. Cedar Waxwing (CR239 Jim Wells county/Riverside Park)
157. Orange-Crowned Warbler
158. Nashville Warbler (Paradise Pond)
159. Yellow-Rumped Warbler
160. Golden-Cheeked Warbler (Friedrich Park/South Llano River SP)
161. Black-Throated Green Warbler
162. Black-and-White Warbler
163. Common Yellowthroat
164. Wilson's Warbler
165. Yellow-Breasted Chat (South Llano River SP)
166. Olive Sparrow
167. Spotted Towhee
168. Canyon Towhee (South Llano River SP)
169. Cassin's Sparrow
170. Chipping Sparrow
171. Field Sparrow
172. Lark Sparrow
173. Black-Throated Sparrow
174. Savannah Sparrow
175. Lincoln's Sparrow
176. Swamp Sparrow
177. White-Crowned Sparrow
178. Northern Cardinal
179. Pyrrhuloxia
180. Red-Winged Blackbird
181. Eastern Meadowlark
182. Western Meadowlark
183. Brewer's Blackbird
184. Common Grackle
185. Boat-Tailed Grackle
186. Great-Tailed Grackle
187. Bronzed Cowbird
188. Brown-Headed Cowbird
189. Audubon's Oriole (CR239 Jim Wells county/Choke Canyon SP)
190. Scott's Oriole (South Llano River SP)
191. House Finch
192. Lesser Goldfinch
193. American Goldfinch
194. House Sparrow

Jon McIntyre
Corpus Christi, TX


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Date: 3/25/17 12:30 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birder Patrol - Sod Farm Report
Hi, all!


None of my pictures really came out, so no Facebook today, but we traveled
down Weaver Road and the Progresso Sod Farms in search of "grasspipers" -
along Weaver we had lots of Horned Larks close, plus a couple of flyover
Upland Sandpipers, and ONE distant American Golden Plover, along with a pair
of White-tailed Kites and a male Harrier sitting in the field. Had a nice
family of Harris' Hawks heading over to Cannon Road to search for the
reported Aplomado Falcon; no luck there, but cruising the dike along Adams
Garden Reservoir (which was relatively birdless) we had Soras, Marsh Wrens,
and Yellowthroats in the reeds. Picked up the regular woodland birds
heading down Cannon (one car had a Northern Parula and a couple of
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers), but a pair of Common Ground Doves was
especially nice! Over at the Progresso Farm we finally found a field on the
east side of the road with about 12 Golden Plovers and a Long-billed Curlew!
Further down just short of the levee we had a Peregrine Falcon give us a
show, along with about seven White Pelicans flying around! Wrapped up with
57 species for the morning (folks in the other cars may have seen things I
missed.).



Bird list:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis

Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula

Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Great Egret Ardea alba

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Cattle Egret

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus

Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus

Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus

Sora Porzana carolina

American Coot Fulica americana

American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda

Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina

Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons

Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus

Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus

Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus

Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

House Wren Troglodytes aedon

Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris

Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Long-billed Thrasher Toxostoma longirostre

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Northern Parula

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus

Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

House Sparrow Passer domesticus



57 SPECIES





Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 3/25/17 11:57 am
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Glossy ibis @ Anahuac NWR

2nd or 3rd bend around Shoveler Pond. Blue around the eyes.

Nina Sitra
Sugar Land, TX


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Date: 3/25/17 5:32 am
From: David Hanson <davidhanson1952...>
Subject: [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird
The Calliope Hummingbird was here twice between 7:15 and 7:30 just before
the rain started.
David Hanson
FeatherFest 2017 Birding Program Leader
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Date: 3/24/17 5:00 pm
From: Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...>
Subject: [texbirds] Confirmed nestings
All -
It's been a few years since the 5-years Texas Breeding Bird Atlas project.
To compliment that effort, we are establishing a new data base of
*confirmed* nestings. Since we don't want to be inundated with too many
reports of the more common species, we ask that you respond with those
species which are less common or with nests that are difficult to locate.
However, if your county does not show a nesting record in Oberholser's
BLOT or if no confirmed nesting is shown in the TBBA maps for the latilong
in which you live for a common species, then that would be welcome.

The confirmed categories as used in the TBBA are: NB - nest building; DD -
distraction display; PE - physiological evidence [only available for bird
banders]; UN - used nest [good for species such as swallows]; FY - adult
feeding young; FL - *recently* fledged young; ON - adult entering or
leaving nest site; FS - adult with fecal sac; NE - nest with eggs; NY -
nest with young.

Entries should include a specific location, date of encounter [multiple
dates for an individual nesting are welcome], nesting code, a GPS reading
[when available], and any notes that the observer believes add to the
record. Photographs/images are welcome.

Report nestings to me via email at <kbarnold2...> or at
<kaarnold...> The data base will be made available on the Biodiversity
Research and Teaching Collections web site.

Keith Arnold
Professor Emeritus
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Texas A&M University


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Date: 3/24/17 1:10 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/24/2017
Always a great birding experience on our bird tour! We saw two aplomado
falcons today, which was a special treat for everyone on the bus. Come join
us before we're all done for the season!
Our bird tours will continue on Thursdays and Fridays, beginning April 6
and ending April 21. Bird Tours require a reservation.

If interested in making a reservation for one of our bird tours, or for more
information about any of our other tours, call the Visitor Center at (956)
748-3607 ex. 111, or get more information on our website at
http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo

<http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo>Laguna Atascosa
Bill and Judy Lubben
Mar 24, 2017
8:20 AM
Traveling
18.00 miles
237 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning bird tour
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

5 Mottled Duck
4 Blue-winged Teal
45 Northern Shoveler
2 Northern Bobwhite
4 Pied-billed Grebe
2 Neotropic Cormorant
12 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron
6 Great Egret
6 Snowy Egret
17 Little Blue Heron
4 Tricolored Heron
4 Cattle Egret
16 White Ibis
7 White-faced Ibis
2 Black Vulture
9 Turkey Vulture
1 White-tailed Kite
6 Northern Harrier
3 Harris's Hawk
41 American Coot
9 Black-necked Stilt
2 Semipalmated Plover
2 Killdeer
7 Long-billed Curlew
3 Least Sandpiper
5 Willet
16 Gull-billed Tern
4 Greater Roadrunner
1 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
2 Crested Caracara
1 American Kestrel
2 Aplomado Falcon
3 Couch's Kingbird
1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
8 Northern Mockingbird
4 Savannah Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
22 Eastern Meadowlark
4 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 40


--
Hailey Brown
Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
www.fws.gov/refuge/laguna_atascosa


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Date: 3/24/17 11:03 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 24, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
We enjoyed a terrific walk this morning. Part of what made it so pleasant was a family from Canada, whose 7th grade son kept us hopping with his questions and enthusiasm. Lots of shorebirds were visible, along with the Virginia Rail and Sora out at Pintail Lakes. Once we arrived at Willow Lakes, the Scissortail Flycatchers really put on a show.
Don't miss the fun. Bird Walks daily leave the Visitor's Center at 8:30 am through March. Hawk Watch continues through April 15 on the levee, 8 am - 1 pm. Spotters and guests are always welcome.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge



Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 24, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:01 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
64 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 43
Gadwall 1
Mottled Duck 5
Blue-winged Teal 28
Northern Shoveler 6
Green-winged Teal 1
Least Grebe 2
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Neotropic Cormorant 4
Anhinga 1
Great Egret 6
Snowy Egret 4
Tricolored Heron 1
Cattle Egret 1
White Ibis 9
White-faced Ibis 1
Roseate Spoonbill 7
Turkey Vulture 8
White-tailed Kite 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 3
Virginia Rail 1
Sora 1
Common Gallinule 2
American Coot 4
Black-necked Stilt 16
American Avocet 1
Killdeer 5
Least Sandpiper 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 5
Long-billed Dowitcher 17
Wilson's Snipe 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
Laughing Gull 5
Inca Dove 1
White-tipped Dove 4
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Green Kingfisher 2
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8
Crested Caracara 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1 Heard only
Great Kiskadee 8
Couch's Kingbird 12
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 5
White-eyed Vireo 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 10
Cave Swallow 1
Black-crested Titmouse 4
Marsh Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
European Starling 6
Common Yellowthroat 5
Olive Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Great-tailed Grackle 11
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Altamira Oriole 2
House Sparrow 3

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Date: 3/24/17 4:59 am
From: Brian Sheehan <osuwildlifer...>
Subject: [texbirds] Granger Lake area Mountain Plovers?
Hi Texbirders,
Ebird shows the last sighting of Mountain Plovers in the Granger Lake area as being on 3/17. Im thinking of making another trip out there this weekend, and wondering if anyone has found any more recently. They have definitely become my Nemesis Bird, as my last 6 or so trips out there have been unlucky. Im hoping I can pick up this lifer before they head out for the breeding season, if they havent already left.

Thanks in advance for any info!
Brian Sheehan @ Austin


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Date: 3/23/17 2:36 pm
From: Jo Rita Knopf <jollyjemsid...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR: AM & PM tours
Laguna Atascosa NWR--Bayside Drive, Cameron, Texas, US
Mar 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
21 species
Northern Bobwhite 10
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Reddish Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 3
Black-bellied Plover 1
Long-billed Curlew 1
Ruddy Turnstone 2
Willet 2
Herring Gull 1
Gull-billed Tern 1
Caspian Tern 5
Mourning Dove 4
Greater Roadrunner 1
Crested Caracara 2
Merlin 1
Aplomado Falcon 1
Barn Swallow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Eastern Meadowlark 5
Great-tailed Grackle 5



Laguna Atascosa NWR--Bayside Drive, Cameron, Texas, US
Mar 23, 2017 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
29 species

Red-breasted Merganser 3
Northern Bobwhite 10
Double-crested Cormorant 12
Great Blue Heron 1
Little Blue Heron 1
Reddish Egret 4
White Ibis 3
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 3
Black-bellied Plover 1
Long-billed Curlew 1
Ruddy Turnstone 1
Willet 36
Laughing Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 1
Gull-billed Tern 1
Caspian Tern 11
Forster's Tern 9
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Crested Caracara 1
American Kestrel 2
Aplomado Falcon 1
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Tree Swallow 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5


--

Jo Rita Knopf
RV Volunteer @ Laguna Atascosa NWR (thru Apr 2017)
208.521.4367 (Idaho Falls, ID)

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up
where I needed to be." -- Douglas Adams


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Date: 3/23/17 12:17 pm
From: David Hanson <davidhanson1952...>
Subject: [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird
Saw the Calliope just after 10am this morning but I have been gone a lot so
do not know how many times he has fed. There are one each Ruby-throat male
and female for sure here so look close.
David Hanson
FeatherFest 2017 Birding Program Leader
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<davidhanson1952...>
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281-813-2657 cell


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Date: 3/23/17 11:57 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 23, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
This morning's bird walk seemed to have it all - great birds, great folks and terrific weather. Both the Virginia Rail and Sora showed up on cue out at Pintail Lakes, giving everyone good long looks. The Green Kingfisher and Ringed were visible as well, and when we arrived at Willow Lakes, the Belted Kingfisher chatter was easily distinguished. Shorebirds were in abundance with the lower water levels.
Bird walks continue daily through March, leaving the Visitor's Center at 8:30 am. Hawk Watch is currently ongoing on the Santa Ana Levee from 8am till 1 pm daily till April 15. Counters and guests are welcome.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.25 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
62 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 7
Mottled Duck 2
Blue-winged Teal 44
Northern Shoveler 7
Green-winged Teal 2
Plain Chachalaca 5
Least Grebe 3
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Neotropic Cormorant 3
Great Egret 6
Snowy Egret 8
White Ibis 9
White-faced Ibis 2
Roseate Spoonbill 5
Turkey Vulture 3
Harris's Hawk 7
Virginia Rail 2
Sora 3
American Coot 4
Black-necked Stilt 18
American Avocet 1
Killdeer 7
Baird's Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 5
Pectoral Sandpiper 10
Long-billed Dowitcher 11
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 5
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 5
White-winged Dove 3
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Belted Kingfisher 1 Heard only
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 9
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Crested Caracara 1
Great Kiskadee 9
Tropical Kingbird 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Tree Swallow 11
Black-crested Titmouse 2
Verdin 1
House Wren 2
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 3
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Olive Sparrow 2 Heard only
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Great-tailed Grackle 12
Bronzed Cowbird 1
Altamira Oriole 2

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Date: 3/23/17 11:31 am
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/23/2017
I don't know about the rest of Texas, but down here on the refuge today has
been absolutely beautiful! A great day for going out and looking for birds.
We saw all our usual suspects, but no aplomado falcon this time. Our
freshwater lake is staying filled thanks to the irrigation runoff from our
neighbors, so its become a great place for the birds to congregate during
this dry season. Water birds still abound!
Our bird tours will continue every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:30
am through the end of March, and require a reservation.
Good news! We'll also be offering bird tours on Thursdays and Fridays,
beginning April 6 and ending April 21. Spring migration is just beginning,
so please join us!

If interested in making a reservation for one of our bird tours, or for more
information about any of our other tours, call the Visitor Center at (956)
748-3607 ex. 111, or get more information on our website at
http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo

Laguna Atascosa
Bill and Judy Lubben
Mar 23, 2017
8:15 AM
Traveling
18.00 miles
255 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning bird tour
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

2 Mottled Duck
13 Blue-winged Teal
45 Northern Shoveler
2 Redhead
3 Plain Chachalaca
2 Pied-billed Grebe
12 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron
6 Great Egret
2 Snowy Egret
18 Little Blue Heron
2 Tricolored Heron
3 Cattle Egret
4 White Ibis
16 White-faced Ibis
4 Roseate Spoonbill
2 Black Vulture
11 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
6 Northern Harrier
4 Harris's Hawk
1 White-tailed Hawk
78 American Coot
1 Semipalmated Plover
5 Killdeer -- 4
3 Long-billed Curlew
2 Pectoral Sandpiper
76 Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
5 Greater Yellowlegs
3 Willet
4 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Laughing Gull
8 Gull-billed Tern
7 Forster's Tern
4 Greater Roadrunner
2 Belted Kingfisher
1 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
4 Crested Caracara
1 Great Kiskadee
1 Couch's Kingbird
1 White-eyed Vireo
21 Northern Mockingbird
4 Savannah Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
6 Red-winged Blackbird
25 Eastern Meadowlark
7 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 48
--
Hailey Brown
Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
www.fws.gov/refuge/laguna_atascosa


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Date: 3/23/17 9:39 am
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Brazos Mouth to Texas City Yesterday: black rail and the warbler and eastern willets sang it is spring
Started the day by watching the sun rise over the gulf on the beach at the
end of the road from the intracoastal bridge in Quintana. Drove on down to
Brazos Mouth to count the small plovers etc. Had zero small plovers. There
were a few black-bellied plovers, western willets and sanderlings.
There were sanderling flocks migrating or moving east along the shore with
up to 40 in a couple of groups. Almost no gulls or terns. One cool spring
breaker had run through a roosting tern flock in the dark and killed
several common and sandwich terns.

Driving down to Brazos Mouth is getting very tricky unless the wind is
light and the tide way out. The higher tides are eating into the dunes and
moving sand leaving several clay pans on the narrow strip.

There were scattered gulls along the beach but almost no terns. Most gulls
were herring with some ring-billed that came in from feeding in the gulf,
sat awhile and left again.

Had a total of 14 lesser black-backed gulls with 9 full adult birds. The
normal flock of birds at the base of the jetty was absent but a small group
including 5 adult lesser black-backs was closer to the pier. Gulls terns
and pelicans were well out from the end of the jetty finding lots to eat
but no shorebirds along the jetty.

Neotropic sanctuary had a singing house wren and a young male bronzed
cowbird across the street trying to sing. Xeriscape had a Lincoln's sparrow
and a flyover parula warbler.

The lagoon had lots of ruddy ducks with some males having nice blue bills
and mostly ruddy color. And coots. A blue-winged teal had about 1/2 mixed
white feathers.

Crab Street in Surfside had some singing nelson's sparrows way out there
and the very low water had lots of both yellowlegs and some dowitchers with
a couple of golden plover mixed in. A couple of other scattered golden
plover out there in other spots.

Drove beaches on Follet's Island from entrance 1 to entrance 6 and again
had no small plovers. Only a few common gulls and royal and sandwich terns.

Crossed over to Galveston and stopped at Dos Vacos. While getting Out of
the car heard a call that seemed to come from out back. Walked the new
board walk and on the way back had the calling black rail right next to the
board walk. Squeaked a little and he came within a foot or so of my feet.
Put a foot down to see if he would hop on it like yellow rails do with no
luck. Could see the grass move and tried pictures with my phone to see if I
could see a shape when they were enlarged. The calling bird was by my left
foot and then a second bird started making little peeps and squeaks by my
right foot. Both birds stayed within a foot or two for 15 minutes but I
never saw a shape but could see the grass move. Apparently they can see out
of a clump better than I can see into the clump.

Going onto Lafitte's, the warbler eventually showed up but stayed in a
bottlebrush back between two houses. Most of the bottlebrush is past its
prime. The female warbler then would head for the woods for a while. It
caught a large moth in the bottlebrush and also grabbed spiders? off the
side of the house. Had one other yellow-rumped warbler in the woods.

Turned in on Settegast road and had my first eastern kingbird of the year.
Also my first lovebugs who were in love. This could be a very long season
for them.

One adult plumage common loon on 61st street and then one along the texas
city dike.

The dike had good numbers of fishermen and swimmers but almost no one
leaving stopped to clean fish. A good flock of white pelicans was hopeful
at the end of the rocks. They are doing dirt work and filling in areas
which may have disturbed some of the birds which were mostly absent.

Saw zero eared grebes and thus zero Bonaparte's gulls. A flock of 30 male
red-breasted mergansers was by the shrimp docks.

Spring has arrived officially as the newly arrived eastern willets were
loudly proclaiming in most of their favorite spots. Some areas had none
which goes along with my idea that birds from families and neighborhoods
migrate out and back together. But they were sure happy to be back. There
was also a good uptick in the number of brown pelicans after a major
absence following the freeze.

The two willet subspecies completely separated on this trip with all beach
birds western and all marsh birds eastern. If you want a good look at the
eastern willets winter plumage, some of the returning birds have not molted
much but do so rapidly on arrival. Now all is needed is lots of migrants
which will not be long coming.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
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Date: 3/23/17 9:22 am
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] First Swainson's Hawks in Lubbock
Hello all,
On 21 March, I noted 2 adult light-morph Swainson's Hawks in Woodrow
(Lubbock Co.), slightly ahead of their average spring arrival.

Good birding,
Justin Bosler
Austin, TX

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Date: 3/23/17 8:10 am
From: Petra Hockey <phockey...>
Subject: [texbirds] Mega flock of Lesser Scaup on Matagorda Bay
Texbirders,

On our return from exploring and fishing around Green's Bayou on the bayside of Matagorda Peninsula (Matagorda Co.) Ladd and I happened upon a truly impressive spectacle. From a distance we could see several “clouds” of black birds appearing like magical out of the water, swooping around a bit and disappearing out of sight again. We suspected them to be cormorants but when we got closer we eventually realized that we were looking at incredibly large flocks of Lesser Scaup that were covering the water like a black blanket. This was especially amazing since any good sized flock of this species had been hard to come by all winter.

At first we were so overwhelmed by the sheer numbers that I thought it would be impossible to arrive at any even halfway reasonable number but we hung around for about 10 minutes and tried to get a handle on an estimate. Count a group of 100 by multiples of 10, then 1,000 by multiples of 100, then how many 1,000s fit into the whole group. By averaging 2 estimates I arrived at a flock size of around 10,000 birds but since the groups split up and reformed constantly the resulting estimate could possibly have a large margin of error. The flock was located about 1.5-2 miles north-east of Sundown (Chester) Island, an Audubon sanctuary.

Other interesting but incidental bird observations were: Upland Sandpipers and Golden Plovers flying over, still many Common Loons molting into breeding plumage, first golden “ears” on Eared Grebes, singing Seaside Sparrows in full flight display. Fishing wasn’t bad, either.

Petra Hockey
Port O’Connor, Calhoun Co.



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Date: 3/22/17 9:59 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Am. Golden-Plovers and Vermilion Flycatcher, Lynn County
Hello all,
Of local interest (and likely only of interest to Century Club Champ,
Anthony), were 2 basic American Golden-Plovers and one Vermilion Flycatcher
in Lynn County over the past 2 days. A co-worker of mine, Gabi, had a
presumed male Vermilion Flycatcher at the woodlot on CR Nn and CR 260 near
the Garza/ Lynn Co. line today. I failed to relocate it around 5:15 PM
before rushing to Lubbock.

Rare for the region, I located 2 different American Golden-Plovers. One was
a mile north of Skeen Playa (I call it Little Skeen Playa) off US 87 on 21
March while another was on the CR 20 playa east of Tahoka.

Good birding,
Justin Bosler
Austin, TX

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Date: 3/22/17 7:32 pm
From: <7132541970...>
Subject: [texbirds] (no subject)
West Galveston Is
A Black Rail was calling inside the Dos Vacas Muertas Audubon Society sanctuary behind the photo blind at 0745.

The Cape May Warbler also continues to visit bottlebrush trees on Binnacle Way behind the LaFitte's Cove sanctuary.

Mike Austin
Pearland

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Date: 3/22/17 7:31 pm
From: <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender Antbird for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Lake Buchanan area birding
Yesterday, we were in search of birds and bluebonnets. Of the 64 species
seen, some of the highlights or FOS are as follows.

Scissortail flycatcher - FOS
Rough-winged swallow - Inks Lake Fish Hatchery
White-fronted geese - Inks Lake Fish Hatchery flyover
Black bellied whistling ducks - Inks Lake Fish Hatchery
Rufous crowned sparrows - singing on territory at several locations
Vermillion flycatcher - Cedar Point
Yellow billed cuckoo - Cedar Point
Cactus wren - Inks Lake Fish Hatchery
Cinnamon teal - adult male at Cedar Point

We still were able to locate quite a few duck species.

As a side note, lots of bluebonnets!

Bill and Judy Quick
Austin

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Date: 3/22/17 12:06 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Leander FOS stuff
.
La. Waterthrush back on territory (private), Chimney Swift (yesterday),
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Scissortails (over the last week).

--

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Date: 3/22/17 11:12 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 22, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
The morning walk was delightful, with flyovers by a Gray Hawk, Broad-wing Hawk and Anhinga. Both the Virginia Rail and Sora were visible out at Pintail.
Bird walks continue through March, leaving the Visitor's Center daily at 8:30 am. Hawk Watch runs through April 15, 8am - 1pm. Spotters and guests are always welcome.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 22, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:16 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.25 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
55 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 47
Mottled Duck 6
Blue-winged Teal 34
Northern Shoveler 4
Lesser Scaup 2
Plain Chachalaca 8
Least Grebe 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Neotropic Cormorant 4
Anhinga 1
Great Egret 7
Snowy Egret 8
Tricolored Heron 5
White Ibis 9
White-faced Ibis 3
Roseate Spoonbill 3
Turkey Vulture 5
White-tailed Kite 1
Harris's Hawk 4
Gray Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 1
Sora 1
American Coot 14
Black-necked Stilt 22
American Avocet 1
Killdeer 4
Least Sandpiper 4
Pectoral Sandpiper 5
Long-billed Dowitcher 10
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Inca Dove 4
White-tipped Dove 5
White-winged Dove 2
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 7
Crested Caracara 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1 Heard only
Great Kiskadee 7
Couch's Kingbird 5
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 2
Tree Swallow 2
Black-crested Titmouse 4
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 4
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 3
Olive Sparrow 5 Heard only

Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Great-tailed Grackle 8
Altamira Oriole 5

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Date: 3/22/17 7:48 am
From: David Hanson <davidhanson1952...>
Subject: [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird
Yes, it is still here this morning and I think I got some much better
pictures of it. It has been to the feeder four or five times for sure this
morning and spent a few minutes in the Bottlebrush tree just to the left of
that feeder. If anyone comes looking for it there is also an adult male
Ruby-throated Hummingbird out there as well. Its still using the feeder on
the front right cornet of the house as you look at it from the street.
On another note while watching and photographing the hummingbird I happen
to notice a larger bird flying South to North up higher and I am pretty
sure it was a Common Loon. Could not be positive but it certainly looked
right from below.

David Hanson
FeatherFest 2017 Birding Program Leader
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Date: 3/22/17 6:14 am
From: Hannah Buschert <Hannah.Buschert...>
Subject: [texbirds] East Houston State Park Big Sits
Good morning all,
It's almost time for the Great Texas Birding Classic and a couple of the east Houston State Parks will be competing with Big Sits. Please see below for details and how to join the teams!

Park: Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center
Big Sit Date: Saturday, April 29th from 6:00am-5:00pm
Big Sit Location: John Jacob Observation Tower (all three levels!)
Who to contact: <Hannah.Buschert...><mailto:<Hannah.Buschert...>, (281) 456-2800 x232
Deadline to register: Friday, March 24th at 5:00pm

Park: San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Big Sit Date: Saturday, May 6th
Big Sit Location: TBD
Who to contact: <Erik.Ostrander...><mailto:<Erik.Ostrander...>, (281) 476-4827
Deadline to register: Saturday, March 25th at 5:00pm

Deadline are coming up fast! Please get in touch with us ASAP!

Thank you,

Hannah Buschert
Park Ranger II (Lead Interpreter)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Sheldon Lake State Park
14140 Garrett Road
Houston, Texas 77044
(281) 456-2800 x232
<Hannah.Buschert...><mailto:<Hannah.Buschert...>
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Date: 3/22/17 6:07 am
From: Clayton Leopold <passerinaciris12...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Rise of hipster birders
Hey I am a young birder and I'm no hipster! Redneck in fact! I enjoy
birding alongside any age and welcome any conversation. I have made
friendships with many people that are more than 30 years older than me. And
I think that fun has no age, maybe you are just no fun ;) (purely poking
fun).
What I like most about birding is the comradery; when everyone is looking
for a rare bird and people exchange numbers without a thought, or go
running through the woods trying to find that person looking for a specific
bird you just saw, that moment that you can help someone find a lifer. It's
more than just seeing birds and counting numbers. Getting out of the house
and enjoying nature, I can't tell you the amazing things I have seen in the
name of birding.

Anyways, just letting you know not every young birder is a hipster or just
there to pass the time in solitude.



On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 5:34 PM, Christopher Wood <cwood022...>
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> Wait Clay, I am in fact an old hipster birder, and when it stops being fun
> then I'll stop too. Part of the problem is a lot of older birders take it
> way too serious.
>
> C.S. Wood
> Woodbury, CT
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Mar 21, 2017, at 12:14 PM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Actually, they are already here, And have been for a while. However, in
> general, they want nothing to do with recreational birding alongside their
> parents / grandparents. Not that they hate us, but we are no fun....
> >
> >
> > Clay Taylor
> > TOS Life Member
> > Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
> > <Clay.taylor...>
> > 401-965-9064
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:texbirds-bounce@
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> > Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:05 PM
> > To: texbirds <texbirds...>
> > Subject: [texbirds] Rise of hipster birders
> >
> > Hi Texbirders,
> > I found this article today. Interesting there may be a whole new crop of
> young birders joining our hobby/sport/pass time
> >
> > http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/rise-hipster-bird-watcher/
> >
> > David McDonald
> > Friendswood TX
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Date: 3/21/17 8:05 pm
From: Christopher Wood <cwood022...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Rise of hipster birders
Wait Clay, I am in fact an old hipster birder, and when it stops being fun then I'll stop too. Part of the problem is a lot of older birders take it way too serious.

C.S. Wood
Woodbury, CT
Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 21, 2017, at 12:14 PM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> wrote:
>
> Actually, they are already here, And have been for a while. However, in general, they want nothing to do with recreational birding alongside their parents / grandparents. Not that they hate us, but we are no fun....
>
>
> Clay Taylor
> TOS Life Member
> Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
> <Clay.taylor...>
> 401-965-9064
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of David McDonald
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:05 PM
> To: texbirds <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Rise of hipster birders
>
> Hi Texbirders,
> I found this article today. Interesting there may be a whole new crop of young birders joining our hobby/sport/pass time
>
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/rise-hipster-bird-watcher/
>
> David McDonald
> Friendswood TX
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Date: 3/21/17 2:11 pm
From: Jack Chiles <chilesjack...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR
It was windy today but the birding was very good. We found 84 species. There are lots of mudflats and there
were lots of shorebirds but most of the shorebirds were spread out widely requiring a lot of time to survey them. We saw an Upland Sandpiper near plover pad on the shoreline and others on the fields west of the refuge. We found Wood Ducks at Dead Woman Pond as well as a Red-headed Woodpecker. We saw the female Ring-necked Pheasant again on the road to Goode. There were lots of gulls and terns at the end of plover on a sandbar. There were Brewer's blackbirds with cattle near the far end of Short Rd.
http://ebird.org/ebird/iss/view/checklist/S35332926
Jack Chiles, Texas Master naturalist and volunteer, Hagerman NWR.

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Date: 3/21/17 2:05 pm
From: Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Kleb Woods - upcoming bird programs
Kleb Woods has a few bird-related programs coming up:
Wednesday, March 22 (8:30-11:30 AM) - Weekly Kleb Woods bird walk. Meet at the nature center.

Thursday, March 23 (8:30-10:00 AM) - Monthly Bear Creek bird walk. Meet at the intersection of Galbow Dr. and Koch Ln.

Wednesday, March 29 (8:30-11:30 AM) - Weekly Kleb Woods bird walk. Meet at the nature center.
(1:30-2:30 PM) - SPECIAL PRESENTATION, Kirsten Tucker recently returned from a birding trip to Sri Lanka. She will share her photos from there (and a few from Thailand)

Saturday, April 1 (8:00-10:00 AM) - First Saturday of the month bird walk at Kleb Woods. Meet at the nature center. Bonus points if you can fool the bird walk leader!

Wednesday, April 4 (8:30-11:30 AM) - Weekly Kleb Woods bird walk. Meet at the nature center.

Friday, April 7 (7:00 AM-7:00 PM) - Senior Birding Bus Trip to Austin to look for Golden-cheeked Warbler. We have a few spots left, participants must be at least 50+ years old to attend. Please email <klebwoods...><mailto:<klebwoods...> or call 281-357-5324.

All of these programs are free and open to the public.

Thanks,

Kendra Kocab
Naturalist: Kleb Woods Nature Center
Commissioner Steve Radack
Harris County Precinct 3
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Date: 3/21/17 1:15 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Fwd: eBird Report - South Llano River SP (HOTW 093), Mar 21, 2017
Rhandy: Several years back, I forget exact date, I heard what to my ear
sounded like a "Lillian's" not far from Junction.... Have you noted them
there before? Has there been in further updates on Lillian's as a
subspecies since c2010? I have fallen behind on so many such things.
On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 2:28 PM, Rhandy Helton <rjhelton...> wrote:

> Beautiful morning in the Texas Hill Country. I had most of the
> Golden-cheeks between 10:30 & 11:30. One was observed this morning by
> another observer pulling cedar bark off of a tree. One thing about
> Golden-cheeks---when they get to Texas they don't mess around! Something I
> have noticed over the years about Black-capped Vireo in this park. When
> they start visiting the water feature at a bird blind they set up a
> pattern. They like to come in the heat of the day and the one I observed at
> Lora's Blind was there 1:10-1:15, so if you've been wanting to get a good,
> close photo of one Lora's Bird Blind at South Llano should be pretty
> reliable.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ebird-checklist <ebird-checklist...>
> To: rjhelton <rjhelton...>
> Sent: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 2:14 pm
> Subject: eBird Report - South Llano River SP (HOTW 093), Mar 21, 2017
>
> South Llano River SP (HOTW 093), Kimble, Texas, US
> Mar 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 8.0 mile(s)
> Comments: 4 hiking miles and 4 driving miles.
> 48 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Black Vulture 8
> Turkey Vulture 10
> American Coot 1
> Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
> Inca Dove 2
> White-winged Dove 5
> Mourning Dove 2
> Black-chinned Hummingbird 6
> Golden-fronted Woodpecker 2
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker 7
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Vermilion Flycatcher 3
> Ash-throated Flycatcher 2
> Black-capped Vireo 4 This species has shown up over a week earlier
> than I usually record them for this location. I observed the definite
> black-headed male, snow white spectacles, wing bars---really unmistakable
> with white lower parts (belly). Observed this one at Lora's Bird Blind for
> 5 minutes taking a bath in the water feature. Id'ed 3 others by song. This
> bird has been seen 3 of the last 4 days at this bird blind by m.o.b.
> White-eyed Vireo 13
> Hutton's Vireo 1
> Yellow-throated Vireo 2
> Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay 4
> Common Raven 2
> Black-crested Titmouse 20 Probably more.
> Verdin 5
> Canyon Wren 2
> Carolina Wren 2
> Bewick's Wren 10
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7 Mostly all singing.
> American Robin 1
> Northern Mockingbird 2
> Black-and-white Warbler 6
> Orange-crowned Warbler 1
> Golden-cheeked Warbler 6 Great views of 2 males over trail to, and
> near, Primitive Camping area, rest heard widely spread, did not pursue for
> visual.
> Chipping Sparrow 6
> Field Sparrow 8
> Black-throated Sparrow 4
> Lark Sparrow 2
> White-crowned Sparrow 5
> Vesper Sparrow 2
> Savannah Sparrow 1
> Lincoln's Sparrow 2
> Canyon Towhee 3
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow 2
> Spotted Towhee 1
> Northern Cardinal 10
> Western/Eastern Meadowlark 15 Most assuredly Western Meadowlark but
> didn't hear them call.
> Brown-headed Cowbird 2
> Scott's Oriole 2
> House Finch 8
> Lesser Goldfinch 5
> House Sparrow 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S35332431
>
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>
>
>
>
>
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> Junction, Texas
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Date: 3/21/17 1:04 pm
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Rise of hipster birders
I liked this one too, they are bulldozing houses as fast as they can
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/21/access-nature-reduces-depression-obesity-european-report
Susan Schaezler
Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz
Texas Land Steward Winner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 21, 2017, at 2:04 PM, David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> wrote:
>
> Hi Texbirders,
> I found this article today. Interesting there may be a whole new crop of
> young birders joining our hobby/sport/pass time
>
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/rise-hipster-bird-watcher/
>
> David McDonald
> Friendswood TX
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Date: 3/21/17 12:29 pm
From: Rhandy Helton <rjhelton...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - South Llano River SP (HOTW 093), Mar 21, 2017
Beautiful morning in the Texas Hill Country. I had most of the Golden-cheeks between 10:30 & 11:30. One was observed this morning by another observer pulling cedar bark off of a tree. One thing about Golden-cheeks---when they get to Texas they don't mess around! Something I have noticed over the years about Black-capped Vireo in this park. When they start visiting the water feature at a bird blind they set up a pattern. They like to come in the heat of the day and the one I observed at Lora's Blind was there 1:10-1:15, so if you've been wanting to get a good, close photo of one Lora's Bird Blind at South Llano should be pretty reliable.


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From: ebird-checklist <ebird-checklist...>
To: rjhelton <rjhelton...>
Sent: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 2:14 pm
Subject: eBird Report - South Llano River SP (HOTW 093), Mar 21, 2017

South Llano River SP (HOTW 093), Kimble, Texas, US
Mar 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: 4 hiking miles and 4 driving miles.
48 species (+1 other taxa)

Black Vulture 8
Turkey Vulture 10
American Coot 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
Inca Dove 2
White-winged Dove 5
Mourning Dove 2
Black-chinned Hummingbird 6
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 7
Eastern Phoebe 2
Vermilion Flycatcher 3
Ash-throated Flycatcher 2
Black-capped Vireo 4 This species has shown up over a week earlier than I usually record them for this location. I observed the definite black-headed male, snow white spectacles, wing bars---really unmistakable with white lower parts (belly). Observed this one at Lora's Bird Blind for 5 minutes taking a bath in the water feature. Id'ed 3 others by song. This bird has been seen 3 of the last 4 days at this bird blind by m.o.b.
White-eyed Vireo 13
Hutton's Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay 4
Common Raven 2
Black-crested Titmouse 20 Probably more.
Verdin 5
Canyon Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
Bewick's Wren 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7 Mostly all singing.
American Robin 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Golden-cheeked Warbler 6 Great views of 2 males over trail to, and near, Primitive Camping area, rest heard widely spread, did not pursue for visual.
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 8
Black-throated Sparrow 4
Lark Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Vesper Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Canyon Towhee 3
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 2
Spotted Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 10
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 15 Most assuredly Western Meadowlark but didn't hear them call.
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Scott's Oriole 2
House Finch 8
Lesser Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 4

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Junction, Texas


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Date: 3/21/17 12:15 pm
From: Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Rise of hipster birders
Actually, they are already here, And have been for a while. However, in general, they want nothing to do with recreational birding alongside their parents / grandparents. Not that they hate us, but we are no fun....


Clay Taylor
TOS Life Member
Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
<Clay.taylor...>
401-965-9064





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From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of David McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:05 PM
To: texbirds <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Rise of hipster birders

Hi Texbirders,
I found this article today. Interesting there may be a whole new crop of young birders joining our hobby/sport/pass time

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/rise-hipster-bird-watcher/

David McDonald
Friendswood TX


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Date: 3/21/17 12:05 pm
From: David McDonald <dkmmdpa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Rise of hipster birders
Hi Texbirders,
I found this article today. Interesting there may be a whole new crop of
young birders joining our hobby/sport/pass time

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/rise-hipster-bird-watcher/

David McDonald
Friendswood TX


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Date: 3/21/17 11:34 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 21, 2017
Greetings Texbirders,
Today's walk brought together folks of all skill levels and there was
something for everyone. This was our last walk of the season and it was
wonderful, albeit bittersweet. The most experienced birder with us, a
former professional bird guide in Africa, got every target bird he had plus
some he hadn't thought to ask for (if you count the "heard only" Ringed
Kingfisher.) Olive Sparrows gave us the best looks we've had all season.
And everyone got to watch a gorgeous Altamira Oriole begin work on a nest,
no binoculars needed. It doesn't get much better than that!
Though we personally are migrating, guided walks continue daily through the
end of the month. Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:30am. HawkWatch is from
8am-1pm every day through April 15. Spotters are needed and everyone is
welcome.

Steve and Laura Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 21, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.8 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny, breezy, 67-87 degrees.
68 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 24
Mottled Duck 6
Blue-winged Teal 40
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 10
Green-winged Teal 4
Lesser Scaup 2
Plain Chachalaca 12
Least Grebe 2
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Neotropic Cormorant 5
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 1
White Ibis 10
White-faced Ibis 3
Turkey Vulture 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Swainson's Hawk 1
Sora 1 one briefly heard
American Coot 15
Black-necked Stilt 20
American Avocet 1
Killdeer 6
Least Sandpiper 5
Pectoral Sandpiper 10
Long-billed Dowitcher 3
Wilson's Snipe 3
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 8
Inca Dove 1 more heard
White-tipped Dove 1 an uncountable number heard as they were "hooing"
everywhere.
White-winged Dove 4
Mourning Dove 1
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Ringed Kingfisher 1 heard only from the direction of the river
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 10
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 2 one heard only
Tropical Kingbird 2
Couch's Kingbird 10
White-eyed Vireo 1 one seen, additional ones heard
Green Jay 3 one seen at feeders, others heard in the refuge
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 5
Black-crested Titmouse 2
Verdin 2 one seen, other heard only
House Wren 2 one seen, the other heard singing
Marsh Wren 1 heard only
Carolina Wren 2 heard only
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2 one heard only, the other briefly seen
Chipping Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Great-tailed Grackle 2
Altamira Oriole 2
Lesser Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 2

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Date: 3/21/17 11:19 am
From: Sheryl Travis <sheryltravis...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Cape May at Lafitte's Cove
Cape May still there this morning.... showing well from 8:30 - 930 or so...
and then again around 11:30...
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Date: 3/21/17 9:37 am
From: Becky Reyes <breyes...>
Subject: [texbirds] Edinburg World Birding Center
Hi everybody,
A great mornng for a bird walk and genreal nature walk. The green
Kingfisher was perched close to the North overlook that photographers left
happy. Most of the action I have to say was at north overlook. Its a great
place to start looking for birds. Below is today's bird list.
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 21, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
39 species

Plain Chachalaca 4
Least Grebe 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 13
Anhinga 1
American White Pelican 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 1
Green Heron 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 6
Gull-billed Tern 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 1
Mourning Dove 1
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 2
Great Kiskadee 1
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Green Jay 1
Black-crested Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Long-billed Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Great-tailed Grackle 3
Lesser Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 2

Happy Birding!

*Becky Reyes*

Naturalist Educator

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center

PO Box 1079

714 Raul Longoria Rd

Edinburg, Texas 78540

956.381.9922 O 956.381-0715 F

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Date: 3/21/17 8:28 am
From: <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender DHanson139 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Calliope Hummingbird in Chambers Co
We just spotted an adult Calliope Hummingbird at our feeders about 9:15
this morning. It has come to the feeder in front of our kitchen corner window
at least 5 times since then. I just posted a not that great picture on the
ebird sighting and will try to get better one if it stays. If anyone wants
it for Chambers Co please contact us at the numbers below. Our Address is
1411 Magnolia Bend West, Baytown. This address shows Baytown but we are
right on the edge of Cove Texas right off of FM565s. This bird can probably be
seen from the street if needed.

David Hanson
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281-813-2657 cell
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Date: 3/21/17 7:53 am
From: Michael Austin <mausti5...>
Subject: [texbirds] Black Rail
There was a calling Black Rail on the Marsh Nature Trail at Galveston Island SP @ 1050 yesterday morning. Turning west at the first overlook it was 75 yards down the green trail from its' junction with the red. According to an observer there it had been heard in the area for several days.

Mike Austin,
Pearland


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Date: 3/21/17 6:34 am
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Subject: [texbirds] Bluebird Season Kickoff LATE REGISTRATION now open
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Date: 3/20/17 6:55 pm
From: Jane F Tillman <jtillman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Balcones Songbird Festival April 21-23
Hi, if you have not made all your April plans, consider a visit to the
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge just outside of Austin.
Proceeds from the various birding field trips support the Friends group
which was instrumental in the recent acquisition of Peaceful Springs, a 520
acre parcel that helps to connect three refuge tracts to provide
unfragmented habitat for both the Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped
Vireo.

Several of the tours will get you on refuge property not typically open to
the public.

*https://www.friendsofbalcones.org/festival
<https://www.friendsofbalcones.org/festival>* has all the info.

I realize most Texbirders have already seen Golden-cheeks and Black-capped
Vireos, so please share this info with your newer birding friends.

For interest, I ran into a City of Austin biologist on a city-owned
Balcones Canyonlands Preserve tract last week who reported that one female
Golden-cheeked had already laid what looked to be a full clutch of eggs.
Another had just finished building her nest. It seems early.

Jane Tillman
Austin

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Date: 3/20/17 5:07 pm
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update - 345 Species
Here is my latest blog update. A 630 mile drive across Texas from
Alpine to Galveston ending the day with Cape May Warblers.

http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/03/two-out-of-three-aint-bad.html


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Date: 3/20/17 12:09 pm
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 20, 2017
Hello Texbirders,
This morning's walk focused on the front entrance area, the levee and
trails to and from Willow Lakes. Highlights included good sequential looks
at both Altamira Oriole and a male Hooded Oriole. Nice comparison looks of
two exquisite birds! Nearby Great Kiskadees were building a nest and that
was pretty special too, as was beautiful views of a perched up singing
Long-billed Thrasher.
Over at HawkWatch, the excitement of the morning was an immature Common
Black Hawk being mobbed by three Harris's Hawks. We didn't get to see that
on the bird walk but we sure heard the stories!

Volunteer guided bird walks continue through the end of the month.
HawkWatch is on the levee from 8am-1pm until March 15. Come join in either
or both!

Steve and Laura Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 20, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny with a few puffy white clouds, 66-87 degrees.
Increasingly breezy.
53 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 6
Gadwall 8
Mallard (Mexican) 1
Mottled Duck 5
Blue-winged Teal 20
Northern Shoveler 6
Ring-necked Duck 2
Plain Chachalaca 2 more heard
Least Grebe 6
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Egret 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 5
Turkey Vulture 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 2
Gray Hawk 1 heard only
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 heard only
American Coot 15
Killdeer 6
peep sp. 8 flyover
Inca Dove 1
Common Ground-Dove 3
White-tipped Dove 2
White-winged Dove 4
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1 heard only near the feeder at the Visitor
Center
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Crested Caracara 1
American Kestrel 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 3
Great Kiskadee 8
Couch's Kingbird 15
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 10
Black-crested Titmouse 2
Verdin 2 heard only
House Wren 1 heard only, singing
Carolina Wren 1 more heard
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1 heard only
Olive Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Great-tailed Grackle 5
Hooded Oriole 2 Female seen in top of tree bordering parking lot, flew
over to private area. Male seen in top of tree from levee east of tour road.
Altamira Oriole 4
Lesser Goldfinch 4

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Date: 3/19/17 6:40 pm
From: <adpatton...> <adpatton...>
Subject: [texbirds] Cape May at Lafitte's Cove
On display in the bottle bush from 5:30 until I left when the sun was no longer on the bush.

A. D. Patton
College Station

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Date: 3/19/17 6:07 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] What I did during spring break
Greetings All:
I haven't posted anything for a while (y'all got almost two whole weekends
of no Hewetson ... but that is going to change). I just got back to
Lubbock and am too tired to get into details but I spent seven (plus) of
the last nine days birding in Rains, Van Zandt, Henderson, Kaufman,
Cherokee, Smith, Gregg, Upshur, Camp, Morris, Titus, Franklin, Delta,
Hopkins, and Wood Counties and am very happy to report that I have now
identified 100+ species of bird in all 254 of Texas' counties.

Best of all: my very first century club county (Howard) was achieved with
my brother, Martin Campbell, back in 1997 and my very last century club
county (Wood) was achieved with my brother, Martin Campbell, yesterday.

I will post some highlights over the next couple of weeks (as I get
opportunities to weed through field notes) but it has been a long nine days
and my immediate plans include nothing but the three post-trip Bs: a bath,
some bourbon, and a bad movie:)

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 3/19/17 5:41 pm
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 19, 2017
Greetings Texbirders,
The birds are are mixing it up with migrating Broadwinged and Swainson's
Hawks seen on today's bird walk. Pectoral Sandpipers were a new addition as
well. Early participants were treated to a nice look at an adult Gray Hawk,
Anhinga and Yellow-crowned Night Herons at the front entrance pond. We had
gorgeous looks at a White-tailed Kite and everyone was enthralled with the
gorgeous pinkness of the Roseate Spoonbill that flew over.
Guided bird walks leave from the Visitor Center at 8:30 am every day
through the end of the month. HawkWatch continues through April 15 every
day, 8am-1pm. Come join in!

Steve and Laura Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 19, 2017 8:24 AM - 12:21 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.8 mile(s)
75 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 16
Gadwall 10
Mallard (Mexican) 1 white edges to speculum seen in flight at Willow
Lakes
Mottled Duck 6
Blue-winged Teal 40
Cinnamon Teal 1
Northern Shoveler 15
Green-winged Teal 1
Lesser Scaup 2
Plain Chachalaca 10
Least Grebe 1
Pied-billed Grebe 8
Neotropic Cormorant 2
Anhinga 1 at front entrance pond before all walk participants were
present.
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 2
Tricolored Heron 3
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 5 at front entrance pond before all walk
participants were present.
White Ibis 7
Roseate Spoonbill 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 5
White-tailed Kite 1
Northern Harrier 1
Harris's Hawk 5
Gray Hawk 2 One adult seen at front entrance pond before all walk
participants were present.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 5
Swainson's Hawk 1
Sora 1
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 12
Black-necked Stilt 8
American Avocet 1
Killdeer 3
Least Sandpiper 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 26
Long-billed Dowitcher 26
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
Inca Dove 1
White-tipped Dove 4 heard throughout
White-winged Dove 2
Mourning Dove 5
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Green Kingfisher 2
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2 more heard
American Kestrel 1 seen from from entrance area before all walk
participants were present.
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 2
Great Kiskadee 7
Couch's Kingbird 5
White-eyed Vireo 2 more heard
Green Jay 2
Purple Martin 3
Black-crested Titmouse 1
Verdin 1 heard only
Marsh Wren 1 one seen, more heard
Carolina Wren 2 heard only
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 heard only
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Olive Sparrow 2 heard only
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Great-tailed Grackle 6
Altamira Oriole 5

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Date: 3/19/17 3:47 pm
From: Tom Langschied <TLangschied...>
Subject: [texbirds] Ferruginous Pygmy-owls and Tropical Parula on King Ranch - Kenedy Co.

TexBirders,
This past week myself & two colleagues (Jim Sinclair & Barbara Rapstein) have visited the Norias division of King Ranch four different days. Ferruginous pygmy-owls were found on all four days with two or more birds seen and/or heard on 3 of the 4 days. Remarkably, early this morning 3 different pygmy-owls were heard calling while standing in one location.
Multiple tropical parula's were seen and/or heard on 2 out of 4 visits. Other birds of interest found on one or more of those outings include merlin, northern beardless-tyrannulet, Sprague's pipit, and Audubon's oriole.
Wild turkey gobblers have been busy displaying as well which is always amusing. Spring is definitely progressing at the Norias division of King Ranch.

Good birding,
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Date: 3/19/17 9:37 am
From: Robert Becker <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender robertjbecker for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] More on Cape May Warbler
I watched the Cape May Warbler at Lafitte's Cove in Galveston this morning from 8:30 to 9:10 am., on Binnacle Way, as previously reported. There also is a Common Goldeneye in the pond adjacent to the gazebo.
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Date: 3/19/17 5:54 am
From: David McDonald <dkmmdpa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Cape May at LaFitte's today?
Hello all,
If anyone finds the Cap May Warbler at Lafitte's cove again today, please
post the sighting here as I won't be able to get to Galveston until late
afternoon and others may want to try for it today.

Thanks for ur help

David McDonald
Friendswood TX


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Date: 3/18/17 5:46 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] South Padre and Other Cameron Areas
Hi, all!


Took visiting birders Roger and Candace out to Cameron County today;
unfortunately was not able to document some of our best birds
(Yellow-throated Vireo and Least Bittern at the SPI Convention Centre for
starters), but we managed several targets, ending with an even 100 for the
day! A few pictures are on my Facebook page:



https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe



Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Redhead

Red-breasted Merganser

Plain Chachalaca

Northern Bobwhite

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Brown Pelican

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Green Heron

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Harris's Hawk

Sora

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

American Oystercatcher

Black-bellied Plover

Killdeer

Greater Yellowlegs

Willet

Lesser Yellowlegs

Long-billed Curlew

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Stilt Sandpiper

Sanderling

Dunlin

Least Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Phalarope

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

Forster's Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Black Skimmer

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Greater Roadrunner

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

American Kestrel

Eastern Phoebe

Great Kiskadee

Couch's Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Green Jay

Chihuahuan Raven

Purple Martin

Barn Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

Verdin

Marsh Wren

Carolina Wren

Bewick's Wren

Cactus Wren

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Orange-crowned Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Olive Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Hooded Oriole

Altamira Oriole

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



100 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 3/18/17 5:44 pm
From: Rhandy Helton <rjhelton...>
Subject: [texbirds] FOS Black-capped Vireo
Observed this afternoon at South Llano River State Park at Junction (Lora's Birdblind) by Sandy Dillard and group visiting park. Golden-cheeked Warblers have been here since Mar 13 in expected location between Deer Blinds #7-10.

On another note the Junction Wastewater Facility (ebird hotspot) entrance policy has changed. Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires that gates into the area proper be locked when no city personnel are present. This does not include the main road in off of FM 2169 as that road is owned by a construction company behind the Facility. "No Trespassing" and "No Unauthorized Person" signs have been put up on the gates that would allow birders to drive in and bird the individual ponds. The fence "walk-over" has also been removed. I have been in conversation with both the City of Junction and TCEQ San Angelo office(since January) and at present I (and two other locals) are allowed in and anyone can go in with us. So it is possible for arrangements to be made if we are available.


Rhandy J. Helton
Junction, Texas


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Date: 3/18/17 12:38 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/18/2017
A great day for birding! No Aplomado Falcon on the bird tour today, but we
did see one on the habitat tour- I think a pair is using the nesting box!
Still a great day out and around the lake, over 50 species seen!
Our bird tours will continue every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:30
am through the end of March, and require a reservation.
Good news! We'll also be offering bird tours on Thursdays and Fridays,
beginning April 6 and ending April 21. Spring migration is just beginning,
so please join us!

If interested in making a reservation for one of our bird tours, or for more
information about any of our other tours, call the Visitor Center at (956)
748-3607 ex. 111, or get more information on our website at
http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo

Laguna Atascosa
Mar 18, 2017
8:24 AM
Traveling
18.00 miles
256 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning bird tour
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

2 American Wigeon
3 Mottled Duck
9 Blue-winged Teal
5 Northern Shoveler
1 Northern Pintail
5 Ruddy Duck
26 Northern Bobwhite
6 Pied-billed Grebe
7 Neotropic Cormorant
6 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron
6 Great Egret
6 Snowy Egret
9 Little Blue Heron
1 Reddish Egret
1 Cattle Egret
11 White Ibis
16 White-faced Ibis
5 Roseate Spoonbill
13 Turkey Vulture
4 White-tailed Kite
5 Northern Harrier
2 White-tailed Hawk
77 American Coot
4 Black-necked Stilt
2 American Avocet
4 Killdeer
7 Long-billed Curlew
5 Sanderling
12 Pectoral Sandpiper
7 Greater Yellowlegs
3 Willet
6 Lesser Yellowlegs
3 Laughing Gull
1 Ring-billed Gull
4 Gull-billed Tern
6 Forster's Tern
4 Mourning Dove
2 Greater Roadrunner
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
2 Crested Caracara
2 American Kestrel
1 Merlin
3 Great Kiskadee
1 Couch's Kingbird
1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
1 Green Jay
2 Long-billed Thrasher
19 Northern Mockingbird
4 Savannah Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
21 Red-winged Blackbird
17 Eastern Meadowlark
4 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 55


--
Hailey Brown
Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
www.fws.gov/refuge/laguna_atascosa


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Date: 3/18/17 12:34 pm
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] N. Parula @ LaFittes
In Galveston in Bottlebrush on Binnacle Way.


Nina Sitra
Galveston, TX


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Date: 3/18/17 12:16 pm
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] NOW: Cape May still at LaFitte's
In Galveston.

Bottlebrush closest to the sanctuary, but on Binnacle Way St.

Nina Sitra
Galveston, TX


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Date: 3/18/17 12:15 pm
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 18, 2017
Good afternoon, birders,
What an amazing morning to be out in the refuge - blue skies, puffy clouds, slight breeze, and bird song everywhere! The walk had only proceeded to the levee, and small flocks of birds were moving across the sky almost everywhere we looked. We all stood mesmerized. Walking out to Pintail, lots of waders were visible, and with the wide open sky, the kettles were forming for migration over the refuge - a sight to behold!
Bird walks leave the Visitor's Center daily at 8:30 am through March. Hawk Watch continues daily from 8am - 1pm through April 15. Counters, watchers and guests are always welcome.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 18, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:24 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
58 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 36
Gadwall 5
Blue-winged Teal 45
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 13
Lesser Scaup 2
Plain Chachalaca 18 Many others heard during the day
Least Grebe 2
Pied-billed Grebe 9
Neotropic Cormorant 5
Anhinga 2
Great Egret 7
Snowy Egret 4
Tricolored Heron 3
White Ibis 11
White-faced Ibis 1
Roseate Spoonbill 3 Flyover
Turkey Vulture 32
Harris's Hawk 3
Broad-winged Hawk 3
American Coot 8
Black-necked Stilt 30
American Avocet 1
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 7
Lesser Yellowlegs 8
Inca Dove 1
White-tipped Dove 4
White-winged Dove 3
Mourning Dove 3
Chuck-will's-widow 1 Buffy, Rusty brown, large wings,
Belted Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 7
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
American Kestrel 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 3 One heard only others seen
Great Kiskadee 6
Couch's Kingbird 13
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Vireo 3
Green Jay 4
Tree Swallow 13
Barn Swallow 1
Black-crested Titmouse 7
Verdin 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2 Heard only
Bewick's Wren 2 Heard only
Long-billed Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 4
Olive Sparrow 4 2 heard only others seen
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 55
Great-tailed Grackle 10
Altamira Oriole 12 Saw 4 others heard only
House Sparrow 3

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Date: 3/18/17 8:53 am
From: David Scott <scottrpts...>
Subject: [texbirds] American Golden Plovers
I counted 36 American Golden Plovers at Horizon Turf Farm, which is located
on Highway 50, Burleson County). It is about 15 minutes from College
Station.
David Scott
College Station, TX


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Date: 3/18/17 8:12 am
From: Janet Rathjen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender j.rathjen for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Cape May Warbler - Galveston
A male Cape May Warbler is still being seen at Lafitte's Cove in Galveston. It's in the bottle brushes in front of one of the houses at the end of Binnacle Way. I observed it from 7:30 am to 9:50 am when I left.

Janet Rathjen
Houston, TX

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Date: 3/18/17 3:42 am
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Bird Patrol Trip Saturday, March 25th
Hi, all!


This month's Birder Patrol trip will visit the Progresso and Weaver Road sod
farms in search of grasspipers (and whatever else may show up); cost is
$5.00 per person with all proceeds going to the educational endeavors of the
Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society. We'll be wrapping up around noon.



Meet at the Whataburger in La Feria at 8:00 (earlier if you plan on eating
anything). See you there!



MB



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 3/17/17 10:42 pm
From: Rita Clements <rclements001...>
Subject: [texbirds] American Pipit - pretty sure
There were at least 5 near the walnut creek wastewater treatment pond a few days ago

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Date: 3/17/17 5:02 pm
From: Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Austin Area Rare Bird Alert
This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert and has been updated through
3/17/2017. To report rare or unusual bird sightings in the Austin area, provide
recent sighting updates, or inquire about location details on birds listed
below, please send an email to <armanmorenobirds...> If submitting a
bird sighting, please include species name, location details, and contact
information.

-Rarities found the previous two weeks-

A HUTTON'S VIREO was found at Pedernales Falls State Park in Blanco County
on 3/13. The bird was near the Duck Pond area and was vocalizing so best
bet may be to listen for it.

A SCOTT'S ORIOLE was photographed on private property just east of Buescher
State Park, Bastrop County, on 3/5. The bird appears to be a female.
Earlier this year, an adult male was photographed not far from this
location.


-Continuing bird(s) from previous two weeks-

A COMMON MERGANSER continues through 3/7 in the NE portion of Pace Bend
Park. Look for the signs indicating Mudd Cove/Mesquite Point. The bird has
been hanging around Hagwood Cove all the way into Mudd Cove near the
campground areas and all the way down to Tournament Point.

Two LEAST GREBEs continue in Williamson County through 3/12 off Parksville
Way and Fairweather Way.

BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDs continue at a private residences in South and SW
Austin, Travis, on 3/11 and 3/15 respectively. Another bird continues at a
private residence in Williamson County, most recently reported on 3/12.

A male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD continues at a private residence in New
Braunfels, Comal County, through 3/5.

A BLACK PHOEBE continues at Palmetto State Park, Gonzales County, on 3/6.
The bird was reported from the bridge over Oxbow Lake, just south of park
headquarters. Previous reports have also come from the Oxbow Lake area.

at least one GREAT KISKADEE continues at a private residence off Dickerson
Rd in Caldwell County on 3/5. At least one bird continues at Berry Springs
Park in Georgetown, Williamson County, on 3/3.

A LONG-BILLED THRASHER continues at Pedernales Falls State Park, Blanco
County, on 3/11. The bird was observed and heard vocalizing through thick
brush bordering Duck Pond. The location was at the far end of the pond on
the main dirt path leading to the boundary fence.

Two PYRRHULOXIAs continue at Reimer's Ranch Park in SW Travis County on
3/8. The birds were reported in the BW corner of the park off of the Turkey
Trail Loop.

A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK continues at Warbler Woods in Guadalupe County
through 3/13. The bird was photographed at one of the feeders near the
house.

As many as 23 RUSTY BLACKBIRDs have been reported around Pond 3 at Hornsby
Bend, Travis County, most recently on 3/15.


Arman Moreno
Austin, TX

_________________________________________________________________

*Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60-mile radius, centered on the
Capitol in downtown Austin. Bird sightings mentioned here have been
filtered and scrutinized by the compiler and are believed to be genuine.
Photo or audio documentation for species with challenging IDs will be
mentioned if they are known to exist. *


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Date: 3/17/17 1:42 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird -- Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP WBC (Mission) (LTC 069) -- Mar 17, 2017
Hi, all!

Had a nice, relaxing walkabout around Bentsen this morning; nothing unusual,
but highlights included whistling Gray Hawks real close pre-dawn, a sunning
Roadrunner (with her mate singing nearby), a couple of calling Beardless
Tyrannulets, a flyover immature White-tailed Hawk, a female Vermilion
Flycatcher, several Clay-colored Thrushes at the headquarters area, the
continuing (?) male Hooded Oriole, and a brilliant Altamira Oriole at the
Hawk Tower! Surprisingly, not a single Chachalaca!! :-O EBird list is
below, and a couple of pictures are on my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe

Mary Beth Stowe
Alamo, TX
www.miriameaglemon.com

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From: Mary Beth Stowe [mailto:<mbstowe...>]
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 11:09 AM
To: <mbstowe...>
Subject: eBird -- Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP WBC (Mission) (LTC 069) -- Mar
17, 2017

Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP WBC (Mission) (LTC 069) Mar 17, 2017
7:05 AM
Traveling
3.00 miles
242 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: 68 - 77 degrees, mostly sunny to mix of sun and clouds; breezy
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

3 cormorant sp.
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron
1 Black Vulture
14 Turkey Vulture
1 White-tailed Hawk
3 Gray Hawk
1 Inca Dove
5 White-tipped Dove
6 Mourning Dove
4 Greater Roadrunner
1 Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird
11 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
3 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
2 Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
1 Black Phoebe
1 Vermilion Flycatcher
7 Great Kiskadee
6 Couch's Kingbird
2 White-eyed Vireo
11 Green Jay
3 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Bank Swallow
1 Cave Swallow
4 Black-crested Titmouse
2 Verdin
2 House Wren
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 Clay-colored Thrush
2 Long-billed Thrasher
2 Northern Mockingbird
2 Common Yellowthroat
7 Olive Sparrow
16 Northern Cardinal
54 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Great-tailed Grackle
1 Hooded Oriole
1 Altamira Oriole

Number of Taxa: 37


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Date: 3/17/17 12:35 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/17/2017
Another amazing tour! Today we got eyes on no less than THREE Aplomado
Falcons, up close and personal and gorgeous. We also also at least one
scissor-tailed flycatcher, making its spring migration.
Our bird tours will continue every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:30
am through the end of March, and require a reservation.
Good news! We'll also be offering bird tours on Thursdays and Fridays,
beginning April 6 and ending April 21. Spring migration is just beginning,
so please join us!

If interested in making a reservation for one of our bird tours, or for more
information about any of our other tours, call the Visitor Center at (956)
748-3607 ex. 111, or get more information on our website at
http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo


Laguna Atascosa
Mar 17, 2017
8:20 AM
Traveling
18.00 miles
252 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning bird tour
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

13 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron
11 Great Egret
3 Snowy Egret
27 Little Blue Heron
12 White Ibis
1 White-faced Ibis
11 Roseate Spoonbill
5 Turkey Vulture
3 Osprey
1 White-tailed Kite
6 Northern Harrier
1 Harris's Hawk
3 American Avocet
7 Killdeer
9 Long-billed Curlew
6 Western Sandpiper
9 Short-billed Dowitcher
5 Long-billed Dowitcher
1 Solitary Sandpiper
7 Greater Yellowlegs
3 Lesser Yellowlegs
11 Laughing Gull
6 Forster's Tern
4 Mourning Dove
2 Belted Kingfisher
2 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
3 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
5 Crested Caracara
1 American Kestrel
1 Merlin
3 Aplomado Falcon
4 Great Kiskadee
1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
8 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
22 Northern Mockingbird
2 Savannah Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
45 Red-winged Blackbird
14 Eastern Meadowlark
13 Great-tailed Grackle
1 Altamira Oriole

Number of Taxa: 42
--
Hailey Brown
Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
www.fws.gov/refuge/laguna_atascosa


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Date: 3/17/17 11:08 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 17, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
It was another delightful morning to watch birds in Santa Ana NWR. A highlight was the first of the season Scissor-tail Flycatcher. Sighting reports get passed between excited birders at the Hawk Watch and bird walk - what a delightful time to experience all types of migration!
Bird walks continue through March, daily leaving at 8:30 from the Visitor's Center. Hawk Watch extends through April 15, 8am - 1pm.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 17, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:12 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.25 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
51 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 15
Gadwall 4
Mottled Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 45
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 35
Green-winged Teal 1
Lesser Scaup 2
Plain Chachalaca 7
Least Grebe 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Neotropic Cormorant 3
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 4
Tricolored Heron 3
White Ibis 8
Turkey Vulture 13
Harris's Hawk 7
Sora 1
American Coot 13
Black-necked Stilt 2
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 7
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 5
Mourning Dove 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
American Kestrel 1
Great Kiskadee 9
Couch's Kingbird 6
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 6
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 7
Black-crested Titmouse 4
Verdin 3
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 15
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Olive Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Great-tailed Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Altamira Oriole 3
Lesser Goldfinch 3

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Date: 3/17/17 9:14 am
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Rare birds and migrants at Laguna Atascosa NWR
Just wanted to send out an update on some of the birds we've been seeing
around the refuge!
A few days this week we've seen a Louisiana Waterthrush around the Visitor
Center, which was a life bird for little old me! They are migrating through
this area right now.

On Tuesday, a few of our volunteers saw a MacGillivray's Warbler, which is
very rare for these parts. I believe they posted a photo to eBird.

On Wednesday, a Great Crested Flycatcher was seen at a lookout spot near
the Visitor Center- another life bird! They are migrating as well, though
eBird considered this a rare bird for the refuge.

On the Habitat Tour around the Bayside Drive, a few birders were able to
catch sight of a cactus wren, which we hear but don't see too often! We've
also seen two different Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers, one on the tour and one
on the telephone wire by the Visitor Center, as they begin to migrate
through this area as well.

I'll tell you what: as a new eBirder, this week has been great for me! With
migration beginning to kick-off we are very excited to spend time here in
our beautiful refuge.

Right now entrance to the refuge is free! If you'd like more information on
our tours, call (956) 748-3607 ex 111, or visit
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Laguna_Atascosa/Visit/Visitor_Activities/nature_tram.html

--
Hailey Brown
Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
www.fws.gov/refuge/laguna_atascosa


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Date: 3/16/17 5:35 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] TONS of Red-billed Pigeons!
Hi, all!


Had an absolutely unbelievable day up in Starr County with returning birders
Marvin and David, starting with 11 Red-billed Pigeons and a Merlin at Falcon
County Park, a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher along the Dump Road, a singing adult
male White-collared Seedeater at the end of the Salineno Trail, and a pair
of Muscovy Ducks at the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse that sure looked like the Real
Deal! (We'll let the experts argue that. ;-)). Some pics are on my
Facebook page:



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Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis

Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata

Gadwall Anas strepera

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Anhinga

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus

White-tailed Hawk Geranoaetus albicaudatus

Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Gray Hawk Buteo plagiatus

American Coot Fulica americana

Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Red-billed Pigeon Patagioenas flavirostris

Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto

White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus

Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons

Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Merlin Falco columbarius

Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus

Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus

Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas

Chihuahuan Raven Corvus cryptoleucus

Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Purple Martin Progne subis

Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus

Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre

Long-billed Thrasher Toxostoma longirostre

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Orange-crowned Warbler

White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola

Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis

Audubon's Oriole Icterus graduacauda

House Sparrow Passer domesticus



67 SPECIES





Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 3/16/17 5:26 pm
From: <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender Antbird for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] FOS Golden cheeked warbler
Just had our first Golden- cheeked warbler return to our yard this
afternoon. He is busily singing on his territory. Southwest Austin.

Bill and Judy Quick
Austin
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Date: 3/16/17 5:00 pm
From: Robert Becker <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender robertjbecker for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Black Rails
This morning I had three calling Black Rails at Galveston Island State Park. They all were y bunched fairly closely together, about 30-40 yards apart in high grass next to the wetlands on the left about 1/4 mile from the start of the Clapper Rail trail. Yesterday I heard two Black Rails at this site and a third on the trail itself. You probably won't see them but their distinctive ki-ki derr calls are easily heard.
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Date: 3/16/17 4:07 pm
From: Joann E. Thompson <joann510...>
Subject: [texbirds] Cedar Wax Wings
Around 4:00 I had about 20 of them in my mulberry trees near Baylin Park
SWHouston
Joann Thompson
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Date: 3/16/17 11:15 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 16, 2017
Good afternoon, birders.
What a beautiful day to bird in Santa Ana NWR! It is certainly springtime, and the Chachalaca, as well as others are singing throughout the refuge. Highlights today were a Zone-tailed Hawk, great looks at a Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, and even a Bronzed Cowbird made an appearance.
Bird walks continue daily through March, leaving the Visitor's Center at 8:30 am. Hawk Watch continues daily from 8am - 1pm on the levee through April 15.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 16, 2017 8:31 AM - 12:14 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
50 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 25 Flyover
Gadwall 12
Mottled Duck 6
Blue-winged Teal 15
Northern Shoveler 15
Plain Chachalaca 11 Many heard during the day
Least Grebe 3
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Neotropic Cormorant 2
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 2
Tricolored Heron 3
White Ibis 4
White-faced Ibis 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Harris's Hawk 5
Zone-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 15
Black-necked Stilt 31
American Avocet 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Inca Dove 1
White-tipped Dove 6 Heard several others during the day
White-winged Dove 1
Mourning Dove 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Crested Caracara 1
American Kestrel 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 2
Great Kiskadee 5
Couch's Kingbird 5
White-eyed Vireo 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 13
swallow sp. X
Black-crested Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 6
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 45
Great-tailed Grackle 18
Bronzed Cowbird 1
Altamira Oriole 2

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Date: 3/16/17 10:08 am
From: Shelly Plante <Shelly.Plante...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birding Classic: 2 weeks left to register!
The registration deadline for this year's Great Texas Birding Classic is about two weeks away!
Join this fun, friendly, birdwatching competition. There are tournament categories for all ages and skill levels, so select the one that works best for you.
www.birdingclassic.com<http://www.birdingclassic.com>
Registration Deadline: April 1st
Tournament Days: pick any day from April 15-May 15
Register Your Team Now!
Quick Explanation of Tournament Categories:

* The Texas Two-Stop Tournament. Visit two sites only and see how many species you can tally in a 48-hour period (up to 24 hours per site).

* The Big Sit! Bird from a 17-foot diameter circle with your friends, family, or colleagues! This category is great for teams that have one or two "ringer" birders or large teams.

* State Park Tournament, Big Sit! or Sunrise-to-Noon Tournaments. Ideal for teams seeking a more laid-back day without too much traveling around and mixed age teams.

* Regional Big Day. Perfect for those who want to test their skills against others in a specific part of the state, while birding for most or all of a 24-hour period. Categories are separated by age groups: Roughwings (13&younger), Gliders (age 14-18), or Adults (19&up).

* Statewide Tournament. Take on birders throughout Texas for either the Statewide Big Day Tournament (one day) or the Statewide Weeklong Tournament (six consecutive days).

* Human-Powered Tournament. Go birding by canoe, on a bike, walking, or with any other non-motorized transportation and see how many birds you can count in a day!
For inspiration, check out this short video highlighting the Big Sit! Tournament: https://youtu.be/x6bSYNzP1wQ. Go to www.birdingclassic.org<http://www.birdingclassic.org> for complete rules, registration fees, and more information.

Hope to see you join the fun this year!

Shelly
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Nature Tourism Manager
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-389-4500
Mobile: 512-241-9163


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Date: 3/16/17 7:57 am
From: Frank and Louise Ridlon <FLRIDLON...>
Subject: [texbirds] FOS Black-chinned hummingbird
Theyre back! Two males at my feeders yesterday 3/15/17 in Cedar Creek, Bastrop Co.
One was there first thing this morning.
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Date: 3/15/17 6:23 pm
From: Bird.fried <bird.fried...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: Feathered Friday at Mad Island Marsh
Texbirds:
This Friday (3/17) we'll conduct Feathered Fridays at TNCs Mad Island Preserve in Matagorda County. On this St Patrick's Day, we'll be looking for birds sporting their green:-), or any other spring arrivals.

Last Saturday during a private tour we had an Aplomado Falcon and a couple of American Bitterns. Also, the Smithsonian bird banding team arrived at the Preserve this past weekend and are set-up along the ICWW until mid May to share their bird banding work.

Meet at the gate at 8am on Friday and bring water and a sack lunch. We'll finish the tour at about 11:30 on the deck of the lodge for a picnic lunch.

Hope to see you there. Please be on time since we lock the gate behind us once the tour starts and cell service can be spotty.

Regards and good birding,
Bob Friedrichs
925-998-7052
Palacios

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Cathy Wakefield <cathywakefield78...>
> Date: March 15, 2017 at 9:07:02 AM CDT
> To: ttomspalms <ttomspalms...>, colleen claybourn <guycolleen...>, "Bird.fried" <Bird.fried...>, Robyn Savage <chevy...>, Bettye Lowry <bettyelowry...>, Laurie Beck <lauriebeck...>, The Peaceful Pelican <paula...>, Edith Gower <egowerpalacios...>, Margaret Doughty <doughtyhrc...>, Miss Murphy <murphy_miss...>, Donna Bailey <francitasdonna...>
> Subject: Feathered Fridays
>
> Hi Folks;
>
> Unless it rains and the roads are too wet, we will hold Feathered Fridays out at Mad Island Marsh Preserve, this Friday, March 17th.
> Please holler at me if you'd like to participate... We meet at the front gate at 8 am
>
>
> Cathy
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Date: 3/15/17 5:40 pm
From: David Hanson <davidhanson1952...>
Subject: [texbirds] Baytown Nature Center Bird Count
Tomorrow is the Baytown Nature Center Bird Count. We start at 8:00 am and
meet behind the entrance building. Entry is free for those helping with the
bird count.
David Hanson
FeatherFest 2017 Birding Program Leader
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<davidhanson1952...>
281-303-0166 hm
281-813-2657 cell


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Date: 3/15/17 4:27 pm
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 15, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
It was a great day for birding - terrific raptors, many orioles, kingfishers, and lots of water birds. Come join the fun! Daily bird walks leave the Visitor's Center at 8:30 am through the month of March. The Hawk Watch is in full swing - come view the spectacle, daily from 8am - 1pm.
Laura Paulson and John Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 15, 2017 8:23 AM - 12:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
60 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 16
Mottled Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 11
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 15
Green-winged Teal 1
Lesser Scaup 2
Plain Chachalaca 4
Least Grebe 4
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Neotropic Cormorant 2
American White Pelican 4
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 10
Snowy Egret 4
Little Blue Heron 1
Tricolored Heron 2
White Ibis 10
Turkey Vulture 55
Osprey 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 1
Gray Hawk 2
Swainson's Hawk 1
Sora 2 One heard only one seen
American Coot 3
Black-necked Stilt 15
American Avocet 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
White-tipped Dove 4
White-winged Dove 3
Mourning Dove 1
Ringed Kingfisher 1 Heard only
Belted Kingfisher 2 One Heard only other seen
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
Peregrine Falcon 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 10
Couch's Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 5
Green Jay 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 7
Barn Swallow 2
swallow sp. 22
Black-crested Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Long-billed Thrasher 5
European Starling 8
Common Yellowthroat 4 Two heard only others seen
Savannah Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Great-tailed Grackle 2
Altamira Oriole 10

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Date: 3/15/17 8:28 am
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck - White Rock Lake Park in Dallas - 3/15/17
Hello all,
Like most everyone else, I decided to chase the American Black Duck in the
hope that the TBRC accepts the record despite questions surrounding its
origin. It doesn't hurt to have it in the bank, so to speak. To be clear,
there are no obvious signs of captivity and in all respects it appears wild.

That said, I flew in early this morning from Lubbock and eventually located
it within feet of the shoreline at Winfrey Point. It was with a handful of
Mallards. Given that it wasn't visible from Sunset Bay, where I had set up
before sunrise, it turned out to be the last duck I saw before rushing out
to work in western Oklahoma.

Happy chasing!
Justin Bosler
currently in North TX

On Mar 15, 2017 9:45 AM, "Bird.fried" <bird.fried...> wrote:

Texbirds:

The American Black Duck was present at White Rock Lake Park in Dallas
yesterday morning at about 11 am. The female was with a pair of Mallards
near the point west of a Sunset Bay, along the shore. Great looks! Thanks
to Maggie and Jane for the assist.

I'm not an expert on Black Duck, having seen only a couple in the east
however, the plumage including speculum, dark chocolate color and neck
streaking all look good for the bird. I also noted that she behaved like a
wild bird, usually staying further from us than the wild Mallards present.
The only thing that bugs me a little is the 'splotchiness' of the bill.
While the olive color is right for female Black Duck, I thought it should
be plain olive without the dark patches more common to female Mallard. Is
this bill pattern within acceptable range for female American Black Duck?

Checklist and photos here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35174328

Thanks and good birding!
Bob Friedrichs
Palacios

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Date: 3/15/17 7:45 am
From: Bird.fried <bird.fried...>
Subject: [texbirds] American Black Duck - White Rock Lake Park in Dallas - 3/14/17
Texbirds:

The American Black Duck was present at White Rock Lake Park in Dallas yesterday morning at about 11 am. The female was with a pair of Mallards near the point west of a Sunset Bay, along the shore. Great looks! Thanks to Maggie and Jane for the assist.

I'm not an expert on Black Duck, having seen only a couple in the east however, the plumage including speculum, dark chocolate color and neck streaking all look good for the bird. I also noted that she behaved like a wild bird, usually staying further from us than the wild Mallards present. The only thing that bugs me a little is the 'splotchiness' of the bill. While the olive color is right for female Black Duck, I thought it should be plain olive without the dark patches more common to female Mallard. Is this bill pattern within acceptable range for female American Black Duck?

Checklist and photos here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35174328

Thanks and good birding!
Bob Friedrichs
Palacios

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Date: 3/14/17 6:17 pm
From: Birding Center Naturalist <naturalist...>
Subject: [texbirds] 3/14 Bird Walk SPI Birding & Nature Center. Spring migrants
Hello Texbirders,
Early Spring migrants have arrived to the South Padre Island Birding and
Nature Center. This morning's bird walk was enjoyed by a nice mix of
birders, tourists, and families out on spring break! I guess the spring
"breakers" were just getting to bed?
We had a beautiful and calm morning and we saw a nice diversity of birds
from the boardwalk with a few FOS birds to make it all even sweeter! We are
looking forward to a fun season ahead! Join us!

FOS birds were; Ring-necked Duck, Pectoral Sandpiper, Long-billed
Dowitcher,
Vermilion Flycatcher (male), Eastern Kingbird,
Yellow-throated Vireo (butterfly garden), and
Ovenbird (BG)

Yesterday's FOS birds: Northern Parula, Ruby-throated Hummingbird,
Indigo Bunting

Best of Spring birding,
Naturalist Educator,
Javier Gonzalez

Full list below and link to checklist with photos here
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35175555

South Padre Is.--Birding and Nature Center, Cameron, Texas, US
Mar 14, 2017 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
Comments: Tuesday Bird Walk
61 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 10
Mottled Duck 8
Blue-winged Teal 22
Redhead 18
Ring-necked Duck 1 Lone drake in deeper channel.
Bufflehead 1
Red-breasted Merganser 3
Pied-billed Grebe 3
American White Pelican 2
Brown Pelican 45
Great Blue Heron 12
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 2
Tricolored Heron 4
Reddish Egret 2
Cattle Egret 1
Green Heron 1
White Ibis 25
Roseate Spoonbill 15
Osprey 3
White-tailed Kite 1
White-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 3
Common Gallinule 10
American Coot 30
Black-necked Stilt 5
American Oystercatcher 2
Long-billed Curlew 10
Ruddy Turnstone 3
Least Sandpiper 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 2 In larger fresh water pond between bird blinds #4
and #5.
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Spotted Sandpiper 4
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Willet 8
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Laughing Gull 50
Herring Gull 2
Gull-billed Tern 1
Caspian Tern 4
Royal Tern 7
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Belted Kingfisher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1 In butterfly garden area.
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Purple Martin 1
Barn Swallow 35
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Ovenbird 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Wilson's Warbler 1
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Great-tailed Grackle 7

--
SPI Birding and Nature Center
*Naturalist Educator*
*Javier Gonzalez*
(956)761-6801
www.southpadreislandbirding.com


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Date: 3/14/17 5:16 pm
From: <andydietrich10...>
Subject: [texbirds] Shallow-tailed Kites
I saw three Shallow-Tailed Kites in Pearland yesterday along Dixie Farm Road and Pearland Parkway. Great views. Did not see them today as I went by.
Andy Dietrich
Pearland Tx
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Date: 3/14/17 2:25 pm
From: Jack Chiles <chilesjack...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR
We found 92 species today. That is quite good for mid-March. The best sighting of the day was probably a very early Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on Short Rd. It was a good woodpecker day with 6 species of Woodpeckers including a Hairy Woodpecker and a Red-shafted Northern Flicker. There were at least 4000 Cormorants, possibly more. We saw 132 American Pipits. We also saw 10 species of ducks and 14 species of sparrows.
http://ebird.org/ebird/iss/view/checklist/S35179804
Jack Chiles, Texas master naturalist and volunteer, Hagerman NWR.
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Date: 3/14/17 1:22 pm
From: Greg Page <gregpage1465...>
Subject: [texbirds] Swallow-tailed Kite
The Swallow-tailed Kites have returned to the Newport area near Crosby in
Harris County. I saw 1 today flying over Aweigh Drive.
Greg Page
Houston


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Date: 3/14/17 12:37 pm
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 14, 2017
Hello Texbirders,
It was such an awesome morning it is hard to know where to start. So many
life birds for people we couldn't keep track! Hawks had to be a highlight
with migrating Zone-tails, Swainson's, and a Broadwinged mixed in with the
Turkey Vultures. Even a Mississippi Kite! Our resident hawks put on a good
show too. Six Altamira Orioles at once, for a total of ten during the walk,
was pretty spectacular as well!
Good news ... the Refuge has extended bird walks through the end of the
month. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:30 am any day of the week for a
volunteer guided walk.

HawkWatch starts tomorrow. Spotters and counters are needed March 15-April
15. Meet on the levee from 8am-1pm.

Happy birding,
Laura and Steve Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 14, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny and glorious with some big puffy white clouds, 55-77
degrees.
78 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 23
Gadwall 15
Mottled Duck 6
Blue-winged Teal 35
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 15
Green-winged Teal 2
Plain Chachalaca 6
Least Grebe 9
Pied-billed Grebe 11
Neotropic Cormorant 8
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Anhinga 2
American White Pelican 4 really distant and high in the sky
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 3
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 3
White Ibis 13
Turkey Vulture 50
White-tailed Kite 1
Mississippi Kite 1 High in the sky, slender-winged, long tail,
light-colored. Found and identified by HawkWatch volunteer, Dave Seal as we
were watching migrating raptors. He saw two of them but the rest of us only
got eyes on one.
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 4
White-tailed Hawk 1
Gray Hawk 3 Two (presumably) adults from levee near Visitor Center
where two adults have been regularly seen. One was visible to us while the
second bird called from nearby. Also had an immature overhead at Willow
Lakes.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Swainson's Hawk 3
Zone-tailed Hawk 2 With migrating turkey vultures but smaller. Banded
tail clearly seen. Even got yellow feet and face on one of them. Happy,
happy!
American Coot 25
Black-necked Stilt 20
American Avocet 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Inca Dove 1
White-tipped Dove 3 more hooing throughout
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 12
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 3 two heard only and the third seen
briefly
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Kiskadee 15
Couch's Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 20
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 20
Cave Swallow 2
swallow sp. 100
Black-crested Titmouse 4 more heard throughout
Verdin 3 heard only
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4 heard only
Bewick's Wren 1 heard only
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 20
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 heard only
Long-billed Thrasher 4
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 1 heard only so no idea how many
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 4 heard only, low count
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Olive Sparrow 5 more heard
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Great-tailed Grackle 10
Altamira Oriole 10 Six at one time!!!

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Date: 3/14/17 10:00 am
From: Becky Reyes <breyes...>
Subject: [texbirds] Edinburg World Birding Center
Hi all,
Just wanted to share today's bird walk list. Our regulars were seen today
and we got a visit from a lone Laughing Gull at our North Pond. It was a
treat to see 2 Black-and White Warblers on the grounds today. Of course,
all 3 Kingfishers are at North Pond as well. Below is our list for today.
Happy Birding!

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 14, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
42 species

Northern Shoveler 1
Plain Chachalaca 4
Least Grebe 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Neotropic Cormorant 11
American White Pelican 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 4
Tricolored Heron 1
Green Heron 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1
Osprey 1
American Coot 6
Laughing Gull 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Inca Dove 1
White-tipped Dove 1
Mourning Dove 1
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Great Kiskadee 4
Tropical Kingbird 2
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Green Jay 1
Black-crested Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Long-billed Thrasher 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Great-tailed Grackle 5
Lesser Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 2

*Becky Reyes*

Naturalist Educator

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center

PO Box 1079

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Date: 3/14/17 6:43 am
From: Mark Lockwood <Mark.Lockwood...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
While I don't really have an opinion about the provenance of the Dallas American Black Duck one way or another, I will point out that there have been at least two individuals of this species found in Texas over the last 15 (?) years that were strongly suspected of being escapees from private collections. I have photos of a bird from Lubbock which conveniently had a unmarked band on one of its legs.
Mark

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Date: 3/13/17 8:04 pm
From: Petra Hockey <phockey...>
Subject: [texbirds] mini fallout on north Matagorda Island
Texbirders,

Today I walked south from Pass Cavallo along the Gulf beach of north Matagorda Island for about 2 miles (nice shelling), then crossed over to the narrow inlet, skirted it and headed across the flats to the center dunes of the island. Spring migration was in full evidence in every part of this hike.

Heading up the coast just offshore flocks of ducks, cormorants, a few Cattle Egrets and hundreds of Little Blue Herons with some Snowy, Tricolored, Great and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons mixed in kept passing me by. The most exciting bird was a lone White-winged Scoter that winged by between the beach and the breakers for great views. Barn Swallows and a few Purple Martins headed up the island over land where a big Peregrine Falcon and a Merlin were intercepting tired and unsuspecting migrants.

A group of scattered trees around the central dunes at the north end is one of my favorite spots and today a group of early warblers were feeding voraciously on insects attracted to the freshly budded out and blooming hercules club trees. This relatively small area was spared during a very recent burn and is now, surrounded by blackened ground, even more attractive to birds than before. I spotted 7 Northern Parulas (all male; one with unusually reduced eye arcs), 1 Louisiana Waterthrush, 4 Black-and-white Warblers and 2-3 Yellow-throated Warblers among the more common winter residents.

The island got 2+” of rain over the last few days which is great for regenerating the vegetation but will make mosquitos bust out in force very soon.

Petra Hockey
Port O’Connor, Calhoun Co.

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Date: 3/13/17 6:07 pm
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 330 species
Big Year Blog Update, another pass through the Rio Grande Valley
bringing me to 330 species for the year. At this point I'm 36 species
ahead of where I was at this same point in 2015.

http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/03/down-in-valley.html

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Date: 3/13/17 5:00 pm
From: Petra Hockey <phockey...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
Thank you for your excellent and timely analysis, Greg Cook.
Regarding Justin Bosler’s expressed doubts about the wild origin of the American Black Duck I would like to add that while it is easy to find many online suppliers of exotic ducks like Chiloe Wigeon, Mandarin Duck, etc., American Black Duck is not a species commonly offered for sale. It is rather plain and that might explain the lack of demand/supply.

Petra Hockey
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> Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:56:59 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "Greg Cook" <dmarc-noreply...> <mailto:<dmarc-noreply...>> (Redacted sender "quaker1308"
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
>
> In response to request for information about the history of domestic/feral/wild waterfowl at the White Rock Lake/Sunset Bay location, I wanted to provide these notes:
> 1) Specifically, the Chiloe Wigeon has been present at that location since at least June of 2016, possibly earlier.
> 2) In the past this area has also hosted a Mandarin Duck for at least a few weeks
> 3) This area also hosts an assortment of domestic Mallards and Barnyard-type Geese
> 4) From late fall through spring most wild species of regularly occurring waterfowl can be found off and on at this site. A) Two years prior, a female-type Common Merganser spent several weeks hanging out at this location B) This area is within our CBC Zone and this small bay is where we often find many of our duck species for the count, with Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Wood Duck, Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup, and Ruddy Ducks being found consistently in with the wild Mallards. Other species are occasionally found here as well. For example, we had Red-breasted Merganser here on the latest CBC. With respect to the American Black Duck (ABDU) now occurring, I am confident that this bird has not been present for long. This area is checked regularly by local birders and many photographers utilize this location because of the excellent afternoon/evening light. If it had been present prior, I feel that it would have been discov
> ered sooner.
> As a note regarding the feeding of the waterfowl here, locals often feed bread to some waterfowl from the small pier here. When we were viewing the ABDU Friday, I observed the bird as if moved from the south end of Winfrey Point around the point and into Sunset Bay, where many of the ducks roost. I noted the following pertinent information for this record:
> 1) The ABDU and the other wild Mallards kept their distance and often shifted their direction in response to human activity.2) When a family arrived to "feed the ducks", the domestic mallards and geese, along with coots, came directly into the pier to accept the offering while the wild Mallards, ABDU, and other wild species did not respond to the feeding.
> In summary, while we can never be 100% certain of provenance, it is not unusual for wild, naturally occurring species to associate with domestic waterfowl in this bay. The occurrence of the Chiloe Wigeon certainly does not correlate chronologically to the arrival of the ABDU.
> Greg CookArlington, Texas
>
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Date: 3/13/17 1:15 pm
From: Tim Fennell <tfennell...>
Subject: [texbirds] "Stupid Birder Trick:" Mountain Plovers and Golden-cheeked Warblers in Williamson Co. 3/13/17
Texbirders,

This morning (3/13/17), Byron Stone and I attempted to perform the "Stupid Birder Trick" of finding Mountain Plovers and Golden-cheeked Warblers in the same county and on the same day. Shortly after 9:00 am, we found 23 Mountain Plovers on CR 346 west of Granger Lake. Many of the birds were well into their alternate molt with darkening loral stripes and forecrowns (photos and list at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35157931). We then headed to Lake Georgetown and pretty quickly had two singing Golden-cheeked Warblers on the Goodwater Trail at Cedar Breaks Park (photos and list at:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35157927). After dropping Byron off at his car, I made a brief attempt to make it a trifecta by trying to find a Great Kiskadee at Berry Springs Park with no success.

Cheers,
Tim Fennell
Round Rock, TX (15 miles north of Austin)
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Date: 3/13/17 12:38 pm
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 13, 2017
Hi Texbirders,
A pair of Ringed Kingfishers flying loudly around at Willow Lakes and an
adult Zone-tailed Hawk mixed in with migrating Turkey Vultures were
definite highlights of this morning's walk. Even more exciting than the
birds themselves, perhaps, were the birders. The whole group was
enthusiastic but it was particularly inspiring to have two families with
us. In both cases, the parents were there to support their child's passion
for birds. One was a teen birder whose interested was sparked at the age of
eight. The other birder is four years old!!! He could identify red-winged
blackbirds by sound and converse quite knowledgeably about mourning dove
nests and kiskadees! Oh my, they give us hope for the world!
Laura and Steve Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas



Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 13, 2017 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast, 58-66 degrees.
57 species (+2 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 7
Gadwall 20
Mottled Duck 10
Blue-winged Teal 25
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 20
Plain Chachalaca 10
Least Grebe 4
Pied-billed Grebe 10
Neotropic Cormorant 5
Anhinga 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 2
Tricolored Heron 3
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 5
White Ibis 15 mixed group of adults and immatures
Turkey Vulture 100
Harris's Hawk 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 heard only
Zone-tailed Hawk 1 appeared to be migrating with Turkey Vultures
Virginia Rail 1 heard only
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 30
Black-necked Stilt 17
American Avocet 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 7
Inca Dove 1
White-tipped Dove 2 more calling throughout
Mourning Dove 1
Ringed Kingfisher 2 Two at Willow. Saw one flyover at Pintail as well
but it may have been one of the ones seen earlier.
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 3
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1 heard only right at the very end of
walk
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Kiskadee 12
Couch's Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 2 heard only
Green Jay 3 one seen at feeding station at start of walk, others heard
only near Willow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Tree Swallow 15
Barn Swallow 1
swallow sp. 75
Marsh Wren 1 heard only
Carolina Wren 2 heard only
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 4 more heard calling throughout
Olive Sparrow 1 more heard singing
Savannah Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 1
Altamira Oriole 5

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Date: 3/13/17 10:04 am
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Galveston Pictures, ospreys, ducks and grebes
I think the correct term is mottled rather than masked. Maybe a little bit
hopeful for another trip.
On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
wrote:

> A couple of weeks ago I spent a day on Galveston Island and the texas city
> dike.
>
> Started at the new fishing/viewing area on 61st street to get the early
> morning loons. Did not find any.
>
> Headed to the A&M campus on pelican island to see if the tropical
> kingbirds were in residence but did not find any. There is less
> construction disturbance but lots of vehicles and traffic across the street
> in the wetlands where they feed. A problem may be the cooper's hawk that
> was sitting on a favorite perch of last summer.
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041278
>
> It was a good day for ospreys with 11 perched birds and perhaps a couple
> of others flying in the general area of the perches. One bird was busy
> eating a ribbon fish and ignored me and the other cars passing
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041279
>
> The fish was easy to eat and pull apart unlike some catches.
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041286
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041288
>
> Other ospreys were just sitting
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041289
>
> Masked ducks were all paired
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041295
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041304
>
> And the mate
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041305
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041298
>
> and preening
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041302
>
> A pair of buffleheads were at Lafitte Woods hanging with a female lesser
> scaup
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041318
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041312
>
> Again lots of preening and wing flapping
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041314
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041315
>
> Several redheads were down on the west end of the island
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041325
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041330
>
> And again preening and flapping
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041328
>
> And a female
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041323
>
> East beach was rather empty. Both parking lots had lots of water but the
> beach area and the fenced off nesting area were dry due to the very low
> tide. I did not see a single shorebird anywhere in the area.
>
> Actually I did not see a singly shorebird on the island with the exception
> of one group of long-billed curlews feeding near the west end
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041319
>
> or sleeping
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041322
>
> I ended up with 8 other shorebirds for the day of 3 species on the texas
> city dike. Really notable absence of birds but there is great habitat but
> maybe better habitat over at bolivar flats.
>
> Had a loon way out there from Sportsman's road that appeared to have a
> small bird trying to steal food. It turned out that the loon had a really
> full crop that was flopping around to the side as the bird moved. Leaving
> the island a few loons came out of the little harbor northwest across from
> 61st street and one had a fish it could not swallow.
>
> Keeping with the large fish theme, a loon at the texas city dike caught a
> fish that was almost too big to swallow
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041353
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041354
>
> The loon ended up stretched out and got it going underwater
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041355
>
> The effort did attract a couple of other loons with some starting to molt
> into breeding plumage
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041356
>
> In another sign of the approaching breeding season, the white pelicans are
> growing bill knobs
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041357
>
> There were two large groups of eared grebes, one with many bonaparte's
> gulls and the other with only a couple.
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041351
>
> There is some sign of molt on the grebes
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041364
>
> I could not see what they were eating but they dive in unison. You can
> tell they are going to dive as the group starts calling and then they are
> gone
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041366
>
> Apparently feeding in dense flocks helps catch prey. The gulls look for
> leftovers and also call at the dive signal
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041362
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041361
>
> Lots more osprey and grebe pictures etc at
>
> http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/inbox
>
> --
> Joseph C. Kennedy
> on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
> <Josephkennedy36...>
>



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Date: 3/13/17 9:23 am
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update, chasing plovers for 321 species to date
Spent last Monday chasing plovers to get to 321 species for the year.

http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/03/plover-palooza.html

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Date: 3/13/17 9:07 am
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Yard birding
It has been a good spring for watching the barred owls. They are using a
different nest site this year as site from last year apparently filled with
water during the tax day flood last april.
While on the nest, the birds call back and forth several times a day. The
male had a favorite perch

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041273

But the sun started to hit him during the day so he moved further back

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041274

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041275

The female tried to join him a couple of times but that was not allowed and
she was pushed off.

The male got a new perch close to the balcony back in the thicket but I
could watch. Then about a week ago, I think the eggs hatched and he got
excited and bounced more than normal while hooting and broke off his perch.
He still comes to a nearby branch late in the pm for a couple of hooting
sessions. As soon as the young get a little bigger the female will start
ordering him to hunt more and then call him to bring back food.

The local red-tailed hawks appear to be gone. No sign of soaring or calling
birds so far this spring. The cooper's hawks are further away too but I
usually see one or two while walking the neighborhood.

A peregrine was around and the alarm jay started to imitate its call. I saw
it once as it made a pass near the calling barred owl. A single
sharp-shinned hawk has been around but not seen much but the doves do panic
when he is out by the bayou. This Is my first since the cooper's started
nesting nearby. 20 years ago they were the common winter yard hawk.

The white-winged doves are back en masse from wherever they spent the
winter.

This is the king dove. He can keep other birds off the feeder or my balcony
until they swarm the place. He chases birds off the balcony but knocks them
off the platform feeder. Tries to do it with blue jays with some effect but
is ignored by the scaly-breasted munias.

White-winged doves are calling around the neighborhood but as usual, there
are no females to be lured. Not sure what it is about the soil or habitat
that keeps the females away. The area is classified as big thicket and the
doves have not really spread into that habitat where it is the main habitat.

The female red-winged blackbirds showed up on schedule with the oak
tasseling. I keep hoping for them to bring a friend or even a male but they
never do. The big flock is gone but a few are regular feeders.

Titmice and chickadees are nesting. And the Carolina wrens are really
singing.

Male robins are on territory when I go walking and along the bayou but no
females.

Another winter without a purple finch but I had hopes after there were good
numbers in Louisiana. Maybe the spruce budworm outbreak will spread further
west in Canada and pump up the numbers of birds that might come here.

All of the wintering yellow-rumped, orange-crowned and Wilson's warblers
moved out last Tuesday night along with the kinglets and gnatcatchers. A
couple of different butterbutts were back for a couple of days but they
were gone this morning. One was almost in breeding plumage.

There are wood ducks going out to feed along the bayou in the am so they
are on the nest and the local great blue heron is still here but the
avifauna is rather low until spring moves a little further along.

--
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on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
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Date: 3/13/17 8:39 am
From: Charles Backus <backus829...>
Subject: [texbirds] spring tx fos bbwd
Two of them have returned to the millet feeder in our back yard. Each
evening this weekend, beginning 3/10.

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Date: 3/13/17 8:30 am
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Galveston Pictures, ospreys, ducks and grebes
A couple of weeks ago I spent a day on Galveston Island and the texas city
dike.
Started at the new fishing/viewing area on 61st street to get the early
morning loons. Did not find any.

Headed to the A&M campus on pelican island to see if the tropical kingbirds
were in residence but did not find any. There is less construction
disturbance but lots of vehicles and traffic across the street in the
wetlands where they feed. A problem may be the cooper's hawk that was
sitting on a favorite perch of last summer.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041278

It was a good day for ospreys with 11 perched birds and perhaps a couple of
others flying in the general area of the perches. One bird was busy eating
a ribbon fish and ignored me and the other cars passing

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041279

The fish was easy to eat and pull apart unlike some catches.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041286

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041288

Other ospreys were just sitting

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041289

Masked ducks were all paired

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041295

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041304

And the mate

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041305

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041298

and preening

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041302

A pair of buffleheads were at Lafitte Woods hanging with a female lesser
scaup

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041318

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041312

Again lots of preening and wing flapping

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041314

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041315

Several redheads were down on the west end of the island

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041325

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041330

And again preening and flapping

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041328

And a female

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041323

East beach was rather empty. Both parking lots had lots of water but the
beach area and the fenced off nesting area were dry due to the very low
tide. I did not see a single shorebird anywhere in the area.

Actually I did not see a singly shorebird on the island with the exception
of one group of long-billed curlews feeding near the west end

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041319

or sleeping

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041322

I ended up with 8 other shorebirds for the day of 3 species on the texas
city dike. Really notable absence of birds but there is great habitat but
maybe better habitat over at bolivar flats.

Had a loon way out there from Sportsman's road that appeared to have a
small bird trying to steal food. It turned out that the loon had a really
full crop that was flopping around to the side as the bird moved. Leaving
the island a few loons came out of the little harbor northwest across from
61st street and one had a fish it could not swallow.

Keeping with the large fish theme, a loon at the texas city dike caught a
fish that was almost too big to swallow

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041353

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041354

The loon ended up stretched out and got it going underwater

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041355

The effort did attract a couple of other loons with some starting to molt
into breeding plumage

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041356

In another sign of the approaching breeding season, the white pelicans are
growing bill knobs

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041357

There were two large groups of eared grebes, one with many bonaparte's
gulls and the other with only a couple.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041351

There is some sign of molt on the grebes

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041364

I could not see what they were eating but they dive in unison. You can tell
they are going to dive as the group starts calling and then they are gone

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041366

Apparently feeding in dense flocks helps catch prey. The gulls look for
leftovers and also call at the dive signal

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041362

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165041361

Lots more osprey and grebe pictures etc at

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/inbox

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Date: 3/12/17 10:01 pm
From: Greg Cook <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender quaker1308 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
In response to request for information about the history of domestic/feral/wild waterfowl at the White Rock Lake/Sunset Bay location, I wanted to provide these notes:
1) Specifically, the Chiloe Wigeon has been present at that location since at least June of 2016, possibly earlier.
2) In the past this area has also hosted a Mandarin Duck for at least a few weeks
3) This area also hosts an assortment  of domestic Mallards and Barnyard-type Geese
4) From late fall through spring most wild species of regularly occurring waterfowl can be found off and on at this site.     A) Two years prior, a female-type Common Merganser spent several weeks hanging out at this location     B) This area is within our CBC Zone and this small bay is where we often find many of our duck species for the count, with Northern Pintail,           Northern Shoveler, Wood Duck, Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup, and Ruddy Ducks being found consistently in with the wild Mallards.          Other species are occasionally found here as well. For example, we had Red-breasted Merganser here on the latest CBC. With respect to the American Black Duck (ABDU) now occurring, I am confident that this bird has not been present for long. This area is checked regularly by local birders and many photographers utilize this location because of the excellent afternoon/evening light. If it had been present prior, I feel that it would have been discov
ered sooner.
As a note regarding the feeding of the waterfowl here, locals often feed bread to some waterfowl from the small pier here. When we were viewing the ABDU Friday, I observed the bird as if moved from the south end of Winfrey Point around the point and into Sunset Bay, where many of the ducks roost. I noted the following pertinent information for this record:
1) The ABDU and the other wild Mallards kept their distance and often shifted their direction in response to human activity.2) When a family arrived to "feed the ducks", the domestic mallards and geese, along with coots, came directly into the pier to accept the offering    while the wild Mallards, ABDU, and other wild species did not respond to the feeding.
In summary, while we can never be 100% certain of provenance, it is not unusual for wild, naturally occurring species to associate with domestic waterfowl in this bay. The occurrence of the Chiloe Wigeon certainly does not correlate chronologically to the arrival of the ABDU.
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Date: 3/12/17 8:35 pm
From: Lorrie Lowrie <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender lavit1422 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Great Crested Flycatcher Corpus Christi
I'm sorry, mine was calling as well, that's why I saw it.

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>> I had one at Quintana today as well, also calling when I saw it.
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>> eBird flagged it as rare. :-)
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>>> Had one calling from the top of a tree today as I was pulling weeds. It called for about 5 minutes -- Wheep! Wheep! Wheep!
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Date: 3/12/17 8:01 pm
From: Lorrie Lowrie <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender lavit1422 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Great Crested Flycatcher Corpus Christi
I had one in my yard this afternoon.

Lorrie Lowrie

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> I had one at Quintana today as well, also calling when I saw it.
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> eBird flagged it as rare. :-)
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Date: 3/12/17 4:55 pm
From: Susan Heath <sheath...>
Subject: [texbirds] Quintana Neotropic Bird Sanctuary
All,

We had a cleanup day at Quintana today to get ready for Spring Fling. The
north winds put down some migrants.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Great Crested Flycatcher
Gray Catbird
Northern Parula
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

Looking forward to some great spring days!

Sue

Susan A. Heath, PhD
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
299 Hwy 332 West
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
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Date: 3/12/17 4:29 pm
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Great Crested Flycatcher Corpus Christi

I had one at Quintana today as well, also calling when I saw it.

eBird flagged it as rare. :-)

Nina Sitra
Sugar Land, TX

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Date: 3/12/17 4:21 pm
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Subject: [texbirds] Great Crested Flycatcher Corpus Christi
Had one calling from the top of a tree today as I was pulling weeds. It called for about 5 minutes -- Wheep! Wheep! Wheep!

Judy Kestner
Calallen (NW Corpus Christi)
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Date: 3/12/17 11:35 am
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
Hi Blaine and Texbirds,
I just noticed this checklist (
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S35130113) from White Rock Lake
this morning, 12 March, with photo documentation of a Chiloe Wigeon at the
exact location as the American Black Duck. The sparse field notes suggest
that this bird is continuing from some earlier date. Although we cannot say
with 100% certainty that these ducks have a similar provenance, the fact
that there is what is highly likely an escaped or released southern South
American species in close association with the American Black Duck casts
doubt on its wild origin. What are other's thoughts on the matter,
particularly those of you who know this location and it's domestic/feral
waterfowl history better?

Good birding!
Justin Bosler
Austin, TX

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 9:51 PM, Blaine Carnes <blainehcarnes...>
wrote:

> There is a female American Black Duck moving between the south side of
> Winfrey Point and Sunset Bay at White Rock Lake. Chris Runk, Bob Stone,
> Greg Cook, and I were all able to view and photograph her this evening.
> Outside review of Chris's earlier photos has come to a seeming consensus
> that this bird does not have any hybrid characteristics.
> We do realize there may be questions of provenance on this bird until
> (hopefully) she continues on her way north, but her behavior is skittish as
> would be expected of a wild bird.
>
> This is a remarkably rare bird for the state, so good luck to anyone who
> goes looking for her.
>
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> Coppell
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Date: 3/12/17 11:34 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 12, 2017
Greetings Texbirders,
The spectacle of the morning had to be the many thousands of Turkey
Vultures streaming overhead. Some appeared to be lifting off from the
refuge and kettling up before heading north. Others were already in a
seemingly endless stream coming from Mexico. Migration!! Despite the
morning's weather deteriorating to a drizzle while we were out, we had
great birds. The Gray Hawk and Ringed Kingfisher were life birds for
participants and one birder said the gorgeous perched up songster of a
Long-billed Thrasher was his personal favorite.
Volunteer guided walks leave from the Visitor Center at 8:30 am every day
through March 24. HawkWatch is March 15-April 15 daily from 8am-1pm.
Spotters and counters would be helpful and welcomed.

Steve and Laura Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 12, 2017 8:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast with good visibility to start, drizzly by the end.
70-73 degrees.
58 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 15
Gadwall 25
Mottled Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 15
Northern Shoveler 10
Plain Chachalaca 1
Least Grebe 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Anhinga 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 2
Tricolored Heron 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1 front entrance pond
White Ibis 6
Turkey Vulture 7000 Migrants. Many were lifting up and kettling before
moving on, others were steadily streaming over for well over an hour.
White-tailed Kite 1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 3
Gray Hawk 1
Sora 1 heard only
Common Gallinule 2 front entrance pond before walk started
American Coot 25
Black-necked Stilt 6
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 7
Inca Dove 1
White-tipped Dove 10 Impossible to count. Only one briefly seen but
they were hooing absolutely everywhere.
White-winged Dove 6
Mourning Dove 4
Ringed Kingfisher 1 Possibly two. A male flew over us toward the front
entrance pond while we were on the levee. One was heard calling at Willow
but we never saw it.
Green Kingfisher 1 at front entrance pond before walk started
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 2 heard only
Great Kiskadee 10
Tropical Kingbird 2
Couch's Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 6 Heard only, singing all over.
Green Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 1
Black-crested Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1 heard only
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 heard only
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 4 heard only
Olive Sparrow 10 heard only but everywhere
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Great-tailed Grackle 15
Altamira Oriole 6

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Date: 3/11/17 1:24 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/11/2017
This is a great time of year to go birding, as our spring birds begin to
make an appearance! Come join us for a tour in our comfortable enclosed
bus- time is running out!
Our bird tours will continue through the end the month, every Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday at 8:30 am, and *require a reservation*.

If interested in making a reservation for one of our bird tours, or for more
information about any of our other tours, call the Visitor Center at (956)
748-3607 ex. 111, or get more information on our website at
http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo


Laguna Atascosa
Bill and Judy Lubben
Mar 11, 2017
8:20 AM
Traveling
18.00 miles
250 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning bird tour
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Greater White-fronted Goose
7 Snow Goose
4 Mottled Duck
6 Blue-winged Teal
24 Northern Shoveler
1 Northern Pintail
15 Ruddy Duck
5 Plain Chachalaca
2 Least Grebe
3 Pied-billed Grebe
34 Double-crested Cormorant
3 American White Pelican
6 Great Blue Heron
2 Great Egret
12 Snowy Egret
14 Little Blue Heron
3 Tricolored Heron
4 Reddish Egret
6 White Ibis
2 White-faced Ibis
4 Roseate Spoonbill
4 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 White-tailed Kite
2 Northern Harrier
5 Harris's Hawk
76 American Coot
3 Sandhill Crane
14 Black-necked Stilt
6 Killdeer
15 Long-billed Curlew
2 Stilt Sandpiper
2 Pectoral Sandpiper
21 Short-billed Dowitcher
15 Long-billed Dowitcher
1 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
5 Forster's Tern
8 Mourning Dove
6 Greater Roadrunner
2 Belted Kingfisher
1 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
3 Crested Caracara
3 American Kestrel
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Horned Lark
10 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
12 Northern Mockingbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Savannah Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
4 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Eastern Meadowlark
30 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 57

--
Hailey Brown
Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
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Date: 3/11/17 10:27 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 11, 2017
Good morning birders,
Avoiding the thick, oozy mud was the order of the day, so we birded the Chachalaca Trail with precision, and the bird song was amazing. The chorus surrounded us. One highlight was to see an Anhinga stretched out in a tree across Willow Lake, as well as to search, and finally find the Altamira Oriole from his whistle calls, and the Long-billed Thrasher from his song.
Bird walks continue daily at 8:30 am from the Visitor's Center through March 24.
Hawk Watch starts March 15 - April 15 daily from 8am - 1pm.
Don't miss the fun!
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 11, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:27 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
38 species

Gadwall 13
Mottled Duck 2
Blue-winged Teal 18
Northern Shoveler 10
Plain Chachalaca 8
Least Grebe 4
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Anhinga 1
Great Egret 2
Harris's Hawk 1
American Coot 18
Inca Dove 3
White-tipped Dove 1
White-winged Dove 1
Mourning Dove 2
Ringed Kingfisher 1 Heard only
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Great Kiskadee 12
Couch's Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 2
Tree Swallow 1
Black-crested Titmouse 4
Verdin 1
House Wren 2
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 3
Bewick's Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Long-billed Thrasher 2 Heard only
Northern Mockingbird 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Olive Sparrow 2 Heard only
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Altamira Oriole 4

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Date: 3/10/17 7:52 pm
From: Blaine Carnes <blainehcarnes...>
Subject: [texbirds] American Black Duck at White Rock Lake in Dallas
There is a female American Black Duck moving between the south side of
Winfrey Point and Sunset Bay at White Rock Lake. Chris Runk, Bob Stone,
Greg Cook, and I were all able to view and photograph her this evening.
Outside review of Chris's earlier photos has come to a seeming consensus
that this bird does not have any hybrid characteristics.
We do realize there may be questions of provenance on this bird until
(hopefully) she continues on her way north, but her behavior is skittish as
would be expected of a wild bird.

This is a remarkably rare bird for the state, so good luck to anyone who
goes looking for her.

--Blaine Carnes
Coppell


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Date: 3/10/17 10:47 am
From: Dan Smith <dan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Golden-cheeked delisting effort.
And with this administration, they will probably get their way.

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Date: 3/10/17 10:33 am
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Golden-cheeked delisting effort.
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Date: 3/10/17 10:32 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 10, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
With the muddy results from local rainfall, our bird walk this morning was confined to the Chachalaca Trail. However, we were all able to view the Ringed Kingfisher flying over and then land above Willow Lake, as well as a Belted Kingfisher, at approximately the same time. THAT was fun!
Come and join...
Morning bird walk daily leaves the Visitor's Center at 8:30 am. (Last one March 24.)
Hawk Watch begins March 15 - April 15, 8am - 1pm.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Alamo, TX


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 10, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:09 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
37 species

Gadwall 24
Blue-winged Teal 19
Northern Shoveler 16
Plain Chachalaca 17
Least Grebe 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 7
Harris's Hawk 3
American Coot 30
Solitary Sandpiper 1
White-tipped Dove 5
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Great Kiskadee 8
Couch's Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 3
Green Jay 5
Purple Martin 2
Black-crested Titmouse 6
House Wren 1 Heard only
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 3
Bewick's Wren 1 Heard only
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Long-billed Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 6
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Olive Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 125
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Altamira Oriole 3
House Sparrow 3

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Date: 3/9/17 4:47 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birding and Storm-Chasing
Hi, all!


The weather wasn't too conducive to bird photography today, but we sure had
adventures! We cleaned up all but two of David's reasonable target lifers
(couldn't pick out a Cave Swallow anywhere and the Beardless Tyrannulet at
Santa Ana was vocal but uncooperative), but Anzalduas gave us our Sprague's
Pipit (despite the model airplanes flying) and a gorgeous Ringed Kingfisher,
finally got the White-tailed Hawks (and some awesome storm structure) up
along Ken Baker Road, and thanks to a sharp-eyed young man in a group at
Estero, found the Pauraque nestled back in the undergrowth! Some pics are
on my Facebook page:



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Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Snow Goose

Gadwall

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Green-winged Teal

Lesser Scaup

Plain Chachalaca

Wild Turkey

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Neotropic Cormorant

American White Pelican

Great Egret

Cattle Egret

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Roseate Spoonbill

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

White-tailed Kite

Cooper's Hawk

Harris's Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Gray Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Sora

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Killdeer

Solitary Sandpiper

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

White-tipped Dove

Common Pauraque

Ringed Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

American Kestrel

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Eastern Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Green Jay

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

Verdin

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Clay-colored Thrush

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Sprague's Pipit

Orange-crowned Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Olive Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Pyrrhuloxia

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Altamira Oriole

House Finch

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



78 SPECIES



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Alamo, TX

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Date: 3/9/17 4:26 pm
From: Tom Langschied <TLangschied...>
Subject: [texbirds] King Ranch birds Santa Gertrudis division - Kleberg Co. 03/08/17
TexBirders,
Yesterday, I spent half a day out birding on the Santa Gertrudis division of King Ranch (Kleberg Co.). Lots of the ducks have left compared to what I was seeing in January & February but I still found several Cinnamon Teal which is always nice. During that outing I heard and eventually saw a Verdin. Further below is the complete list of birds found.
Good birding,
Tom Langschied
Kingsville, TX


Birds found on the Santa Gertrudis division, King Ranch - 03/08/17

1. Gadwall 4

2. American Wigeon 1

3. Blue-winged Teal 15

4. Cinnamon Teal 5

5. Northern Shoveler 20

6. Wild Turkey 11

7. Least Grebe 11

8. Neotropic Cormorant 1

9. Double-crested Cormorant 5

10. Anhinga 2

11. Great Blue Heron 2

12. Great Egret 1

13. Snowy Egret 1

14. Turkey Vulture 14

15. Harris's Hawk 4

16. White-tailed Hawk 1

17. Sandhill Crane 25

18. Black-necked Stilt 2

19. Killdeer 9

20. Least Sandpiper 1

21. Wilson's Snipe 3

22. Greater Yellowlegs 2

23. Caspian Tern 1

24. Eurasian Collared-Dove 3

25. White-tipped Dove 1

26. Mourning Dove 25

27. Greater Roadrunner 1

28. Golden-fronted Woodpecker 5

29. Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1

30. Crested Caracara 9

31. American Kestrel 4

32. Eastern Phoebe 1

33. Vermilion Flycatcher 5

34. Great Kiskadee 3

35. Couch's Kingbird 5

36. Loggerhead Shrike 4

37. Green Jay 4

38. Cave Swallow 6

39. Verdin 1

40. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4

41. Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

42. Curve-billed Thrasher 2

43. Long-billed Thrasher 1

44. Northern Mockingbird 8

45. European Starling 12

46. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3

47. Olive Sparrow 2

48. Lark Sparrow 5

49. Savannah Sparrow 2

50. Northern Cardinal 4

51. Red-winged Blackbird 35

52. Western Meadowlark 15

53. Eastern Meadowlark 1

54. Great-tailed Grackle 60

55. Bronzed Cowbird 8

56. Brown-headed Cowbird 25





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Date: 3/9/17 1:54 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Morning Bird Tour 3/9/2017
Wow, this was a great morning for a bird tour! We saw a lot of different
species, which really made us thankful for this dreary weather.
Our bird tours will continue through the end the month, every Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday at 8:30 am, and *require a reservation*.

If interested in making a reservation for one of our bird tours, or for more
information about any of our other tours, call the Visitor Center at (956)
748-3607 ex. 111, or get more information on our website at
http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo

<http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo>Laguna Atascosa
Bill and Judy Lubben
Mar 9, 2017
8:20 AM
Traveling
18.00 miles
240 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning bird tour
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

10 Snow Goose
6 Mottled Duck
9 Blue-winged Teal
5 Northern Shoveler
1 Northern Pintail
2 Redhead
1 Bufflehead
27 Ruddy Duck
2 Eared Grebe
33 Double-crested Cormorant
5 American White Pelican
3 Great Blue Heron
3 Great Egret
21 Snowy Egret
7 Little Blue Heron
3 Tricolored Heron
1 Reddish Egret
100 White Ibis
3 White-faced Ibis
16 Roseate Spoonbill
1 Black Vulture
6 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
7 Northern Harrier
4 Harris's Hawk
1 White-tailed Hawk
37 American Coot
4 Black-necked Stilt
2 American Avocet
3 Killdeer
1 Long-billed Curlew
7 Pectoral Sandpiper
21 Western Sandpiper
27 Short-billed Dowitcher
25 Long-billed Dowitcher
1 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Willet
2 Lesser Yellowlegs
3 Ring-billed Gull
11 Forster's Tern
1 White-tipped Dove
1 Greater Roadrunner
3 Belted Kingfisher
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
3 Crested Caracara
4 American Kestrel
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Loggerhead Shrike
2 Horned Lark
3 Northern Mockingbird
1 Olive Sparrow
1 Lark Sparrow
1 Savannah Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
4 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Eastern Meadowlark
12 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 57

--
Hailey Brown
Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
www.fws.gov/refuge/laguna_atascosa


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Date: 3/9/17 11:12 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 9, 2017
Good afternoon birders,
What an amazing morning! Bird song was everywhere, and then the sun appeared. Out on the Chachalaca Trail, near the covered blind, the birds seemed to explode, singing their hearts out. We finally found the Long-billed Thrasher, when a flock of passerines arrived. Everyone got to see at least TWO Northern Beardless-Tyrannulets, and they remained in view for several minutes together - it must be spring! A pair of Olive Sparrows called from the grass just below us, and everyone got to see the pair as they moved through the underbrush, jumping up on sunny spots on logs, as if to say, "See me, here I am!"
Come join us for upcoming events:
Bird walks leave the Visitor's Center daily at 8:30am through March 24.
Santa Ana NWR Hawk Watch begins March 15, continuing through April 15, 8am - 1pm.

John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR



Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:58 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
42 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 5
Gadwall 23
Mottled Duck 4 Flyover

Blue-winged Teal 19
Northern Shoveler 10
Plain Chachalaca 6
Least Grebe 4
Turkey Vulture 11
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 3
Gray Hawk 1 Heard only
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 20
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
White-tipped Dove 4
White-winged Dove 3
Mourning Dove 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 9
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 3
Great Kiskadee 7
Couch's Kingbird 3 Heard one saw
White-eyed Vireo 4
Green Jay 3
Black-crested Titmouse 4
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Long-billed Thrasher 6 Heard only 3 others seen
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 8
Common Yellowthroat 2 Heard only
Olive Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Great-tailed Grackle 2
Altamira Oriole 8 Saw 7. Heard only = 1

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Date: 3/8/17 5:21 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Starr County - Red-billed Pigeons
Hi, all!


Starr County was SUPPOSED to be the driest county today, but I don't think
it was... :-( However, we couldn't beat the quality of birds, the best being
a knockout view of a Red-billed Pigeon at Falcon County Park! Next door at
the state park we had a FOS Ash-throated Flycatcher, with other birds of
note at Salineno including Gray Hawk, "Baldy" the Audubon's Oriole, and an
immature White-tailed Hawk (unfortunately on the wrong side of the river for
David)! We tried for the seedeaters at Roma but dipped... A few pictures
can be seen on my Facebook page:



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Bird List:



Gadwall

Mottled Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Cattle Egret

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Harris's Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Gray Hawk

American Coot

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Caspian Tern

Rock Pigeon

Red-billed Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

White-tipped Dove

Greater Roadrunner

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

American Kestrel

Eastern Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Couch's Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Green Jay

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

Verdin

House Wren

Bewick's Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Olive Sparrow

Cassin's Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Pyrrhuloxia

Red-winged Blackbird

Western Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Altamira Oriole

Audubon's Oriole

House Finch

House Sparrow



65 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 3/8/17 3:39 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Female cowbirds
.
Up until the past week, we have had only males...Today the females appeared
in numbers. Was out around Balcones today and saw several newly arrived
couples or small flocks where they were missing 8-10 days ago. No GCWAs
or BCVIs noted but Shin Oak is really busting out.
--

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Biospatialservices.com

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Utley & Cedar Park, Texas
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Date: 3/8/17 10:45 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 8, 2017
Hi Texbirders,
The air was filled with bird song today. There was a perpetual chorus of
Long-billed Thrashers, Olive Sparrows, White-tipped Doves, Altamira Orioles
... the list goes on. Many gave us looks as well. Four White-tailed Hawks
overhead at once was definitely a highlight, especially when two of them
engaged in a dramatic sky dance for several minutes. Two Merlin and our
first Monarch butterfly in a while rounded out the morning.
Guided walks leave from the Visitor Center at 8:30 am every day, through
March 24. HawkWatch begins March 15 and takes place on the levee near the
Visitor Center from 8am-1pm every day of the week for a month. Extra eyes
would be very helpful!

Steve and Laura Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas




Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.8 mile(s)
Comments: Mostly sunny, humid, 76-86 degrees.
56 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 9
Gadwall 15
Mottled Duck 8
Blue-winged Teal 25
Cinnamon Teal 1
Northern Shoveler 20
Green-winged Teal 1
Plain Chachalaca 1 heard only
Least Grebe 5
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 2
White Ibis 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Cooper's Hawk 2
Harris's Hawk 6
White-tailed Hawk 4
Gray Hawk 1 heard only, both at start and end of walk. Call coming
from trees between canal and ag field on east side of front entrance area.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Coot 25
Black-necked Stilt 6
Killdeer 2
Long-billed Curlew 2 flying over Pintail
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 2 A couple of seen but basically we heard them
everywhere we were except in the open out at Pintail.
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Merlin 2
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 3 heard only
Eastern Phoebe 2
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 6
Couch's Kingbird 3
White-eyed Vireo 6 heard all over, eyes on at least one
Green Jay 4
Black-crested Titmouse 3
Verdin 2 heard only
Marsh Wren 1 heard only
Carolina Wren 1 plus more calling
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Long-billed Thrasher 7
European Starling 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 6 one seen, others calling all over
Olive Sparrow 6 A few seen but they were singing everywhere today.
Savannah Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4 A couple seen but more were singing.
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Eastern Meadowlark 4
Great-tailed Grackle 6
Altamira Oriole 6
House Sparrow 1

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Date: 3/7/17 5:53 pm
From: Susan Yost <sdyost...>
Subject: [texbirds] LLELA; Denton Co bird walk
Forgot to post about the upcoming bird walk @ Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area [LLELA] this Saturday, March 11.

Meet @ 7:30am at the pavilion parking lot.
$5 a vehicle.
Check list and trail maps are available at the gatehouse.

Barn Swallows and Roughed-wings are in.
Bluebirds are nesting.
The Bald Eagle is usually seen early right from the parking lot.

Who is still here?
Who else has made it back to Texas?
Join us and see!

Sue YOST
Keith Lockhart
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Date: 3/7/17 10:46 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 7, 2017
Greetings Texbirders,
Once again, the Northern Beardless Tyrannulet was the highlight of the
walk. We heard a couple long before we saw one but as a target bird, and a
lifer, for two of our participants, it was worth the search to finally see
him. A Merlin and a pair of Green Kingfishers were treats today as well.
Join a volunteer guided walk any day of the week through March 24. Meet at
the Visitor Center at 8:30 am. See you here!

Laura and Steve Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 7, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.7 mile(s)
Comments: Partly cloudy, pleasant breeze, 77-87 degrees.
58 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 15
Gadwall 20
Mottled Duck 8
Blue-winged Teal 25
Northern Shoveler 15
Green-winged Teal 2
Plain Chachalaca 20
Least Grebe 7
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Neotropic Cormorant 2
Anhinga 1 We saw an Anhinga multiple times overhead but never more
than one at a time.
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 2
White Ibis 2
Turkey Vulture 8
White-tailed Kite 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 5
Gray Hawk 1 heard only
Sora 1
Common Gallinule 2
American Coot 30
Black-necked Stilt 2
Killdeer 1 heard only from overhead
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Inca Dove 1
White-tipped Dove 5 Seen at feeders and out in the refuge. Additonal
ones calling everywhere.
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1 heard only at Willow
Green Kingfisher 2 at Pintail 2 and 3
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Crested Caracara 1
Merlin 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 3 At least three heard, only one seen.
Eastern Phoebe 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 12
Couch's Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 6 heard only, probably many more than this as they
were everywhere we went
Green Jay 6
Tree Swallow 6
Black-crested Titmouse 4
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Long-billed Thrasher 2
European Starling 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 4 one female briefly seen, others heard singing
Olive Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2 more heard singing
Indigo Bunting 1
Great-tailed Grackle 6
Altamira Oriole 2 one seen, one heard only
House Sparrow 4

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Date: 3/7/17 9:36 am
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/3/2017
Our bird tour from last weekend was a bit slow, but still great birding!
Our bird tours will continue through the end the month, every Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday at 8:30 am, and require a reservation.

If interested in making a reservation for one of our bird tours, or for more
information about any of our other tours, call the Visitor Center at (956)
748-3607 ex. 111, or get more
information on our website at http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo

Laguna Atascosa
Mar 3, 2017
8:31 AM
Traveling
18.00 miles
231 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning bird tour
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

8 Mottled Duck
4 Northern Pintail
6 Pied-billed Grebe
15 American White Pelican
4 Great Blue Heron
3 Snowy Egret
2 Tricolored Heron
11 Turkey Vulture
10 Harris's Hawk
145 American Coot
12 Black-necked Stilt
5 American Avocet
8 Killdeer
3 Long-billed Curlew
36 Least Sandpiper
12 Short-billed Dowitcher
63 Long-billed Dowitcher
2 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Ring-billed Gull
3 Forster's Tern
2 Belted Kingfisher
2 Green Kingfisher
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 American Kestrel
1 Eastern Phoebe
7 Great Kiskadee
4 Green Jay
12 Tree Swallow
9 Northern Mockingbird
3 Savannah Sparrow
12 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 32

--
Hailey Brown
Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
www.fws.gov/refuge/laguna_atascosa


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Date: 3/7/17 9:22 am
From: Becky Reyes <breyes...>
Subject: [texbirds] Edinburg World Birding Center
Hello everyone,
It"s a nice day to be at the wetlands. The Ringed and Green Kingfishers
were seen and an Osprey and Anhing regularly visit our North Pond. Below is
today's bird list.
- Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, Texas, US

Mar 7, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
41 species

Green-winged Teal 1
Plain Chachalaca 4
Least Grebe 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 9
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Anhinga 1
American White Pelican 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 5
Tricolored Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 5
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Inca Dove 6
White-tipped Dove 1
Mourning Dove 2
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Kiskadee 4
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 8
Black-crested Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 4
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Great-tailed Grackle 5

*Becky Reyes*

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Date: 3/7/17 8:39 am
From: <dmarc-noreply-outsider...> (Redacted sender Stenmead for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Swallow-tailed Kites in San Leon, Galveston County
Texbirders,

Holly Chronister Wright messaged me that Swallow-tailed Kites were being
seen on 7th Street in San Leon. I hustled over, and there were about 7 or 8
of them kiting in and out of the tree line. Holly and Blake they had
counted up to 11 of them before I arrived.

According to the Upper Texas Coast Checklist, they are right on schedule,
arriving during the first week of March.

Stennie Meadours
San Leon
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Date: 3/7/17 8:09 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Scrub Jay correction
Greetings All:
I haven't gotten used to the new taxonomy yet. The scrub jays I saw near
Canyon Valley, Crosby County, were, of course, Woodhouse's Scrub Jays.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 3/7/17 7:51 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Highlights from Lynn County - Sunday
Greetings All:
I spent six hours in Lynn County on Sunday, 5 March, 2017, and, with more
annoying winds to deal with, had a somewhat less entertaining time than I
had had in Crosby County the day before.

Highlights amongst the 71 species of birds seen during the day included 15
Cinnamon Teals at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 14 Cinnamon Teals at the FM
2956 Playa, 1 Cinnamon Teal at the Sam Road Playa, 7 Cinnamon Teals at
Skeen Playa, 5 Cinnamon Teals in Tahoka, 1 Canvasback at the FM 1054 x CR
28 Playa, 2 Canvasbacks at the Sam Road Playa, 11 Redheads at the FM 2956
Playa, 14 Scaled Quails near Gordon, 1 Eared Grebe at Skeen Playa, 3 Least
Sandpipers at the FM 1054 x CR 29 Playa, 1 Greater Yellowlegs at the FM
1054 x CR 28 Playa, 1 Greater Yellowlegs at the Skeen Playa, 1 Great Egret
at the Skeen Playa, 1 Merlin at the Sam Road Playa, 1 Say's Phoebe at the
CR EE Wetlands, and 28 American Pipits in Grassland.

I also noted thirteen species of butterfly during the day (Juvenal's
Duskywings, Common Checkered Skipper, Black Swallowtail, Checkered White,
Orange Sulphur, Southern Dogface, Sleepy Orange, Dainty Sulphur, Gray
Hairstreak, Western Pygmy Blue, Mourning Cloak, Red Admiral, Goatweed
Leafwing) - very good diversity for the first week of March.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 3/7/17 7:40 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Highlights from Crosby County - Saturday
Greetings All:
I spent ten hours in Crosby County on Saturday, 4 March 2017, and - despite
annoyingly windy conditions - had a great time!

Highlights amongst the 107 species I tallied during the day included 2 Wood
Ducks at White River Lake, 3 Blue-winged Teals south of Ralls, 3 Cinnamon
Teals at Crosbyton City Park, 4 Cinnamon Teals near Canyon Valley, 4
Cinnamon Teals in Ralls, 3 Cinnamon Teals south of Crosbyton, 4 Cinnamon
Teals south of Ralls, 2 Cinnamon Teals southeast of Mount Blanco, 1
Canvasback south of Crosbyton, 2 Redheads south of Crosbyton, 2 Scaled
Quails in Canyon Valley, 3 Eared Grebes at White River Lake, 3 Western
Grebes at White River Lake, 3 Least Sandpipers in Cone, 1 Wilson's Snipe at
Crosbyton City Park, 1 Wilson's Snipe at White River Lake, 2 Greater
Yellowlegs in Cone, 1 Greater Yellowlegs at Crosbyton City Park, 14 Greater
Yellowlegs south of Ralls, 3 Greater Yellowlegs southeast of Mount Blanco,
3 Bonaparte's Gulls at White River Lake, 1 Turkey Vulture at the FM 193 x
FM 651 Canyon crossing, 1 Turkey Vulture west of White River Lake, 1 Turkey
Vulture at White River Lake, 1 Rough-legged Hawk near Cone, 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Camp Rio Blanca crossing, 1 Prairie Falcon at
the FM 193 x FM 651 Canyon crossing, 1 Eastern Phoebe at Silver Falls Rest
Area, 2 Eastern Phoebes at White River Lake, 2 Western Scrub Jays near
Canyon Valley, 2 Common Ravens south of Crosbyton, 3 Purple Martins at
White River Lake, 2 Verdins at White River Lake, 1 Rock Wren at the FM 193
x FM 651 Canyon crossing, 2 Canyon Wrens at Silver Falls Rest Area, 2
Eastern Bluebirds east of Mount Blanco, 2 Eastern Bluebirds west of White
River Lake, 4 Eastern Bluebirds at White River Lake, 2 Mountain Bluebirds
south of White River Lake, 17 Cedar Waxwings at White River Lake, 2
American Pipits at Canyon Valley, 17 McCown's Longspurs southeast of Mount
Blanco, 1 Orange-crowned Warbler south of White River Lake, 1 Lark Sparrow
near Canyon Valley, 1 Swamp Sparrow at Silver Falls Rest Area, and 7 Fox
Sparrows at White River Lake.

Not too shabby; Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 3/6/17 3:35 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Becard Still Here!
Hi, all!


Took visiting birders Chuck and David out today: the becard showed well at
Estero, but the Pauraque had apparently been forced back into the
undergrowth by some over-eager seekers (barrier had been mashed down

:-( ). Tons of Yellow-headed Blackbirds at the Progresso Silos, and some
Lesser Scaup at a very white-capped Donna Reservoir wound up the day! A few
pictures can be seen on my Facebook page:



https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe



Bird List:



Gadwall

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Green-winged Teal

Lesser Scaup

Plain Chachalaca

Least Grebe

Neotropic Cormorant

Anhinga

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

White Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Harris's Hawk

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Rock Pigeon

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

White-tipped Dove

Eastern Screech-Owl

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Green Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

American Kestrel

Monk Parakeet

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Vermilion Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Couch's Kingbird

Rose-throated Becard

Loggerhead Shrike

Green Jay

Horned Lark

Tree Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

House Wren

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Clay-colored Thrush

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Orange-crowned Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Olive Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Altamira Oriole

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



70 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

www.miriameaglemon.com <http://www.miriameaglemon.com>





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Date: 3/6/17 10:30 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 6, 2017
Greetings Texbirders,
Today's bird walk was a leisurely stroll compared to a typical day and we
looked at plants almost as much as birds. A singing Northern Beardless
Tyrannulet perched up giving us repeated great looks with a male Northern
Cardinal belting out his song just inches away. It was quite something to
compare the tiny drab crested bird with the larger brilliant crested bird
as they sang and sang and sang.
Every day is so different. What will tomorrow's walk bring us? Come find
out. Guided walks leave from the Visitor Center at 8:30 am daily, through
March 24. Santa Ana's HawkWatch is March 15-April 15, every day from
8am-noon. Extra eyes are helpful and always welcomed.

Steve and Laura Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 6, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Partly cloudy, humid, 76-86 degrees.
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Gadwall 20
Mottled Duck (Gulf Coast) 6
Mallard/Mottled Duck 1
Blue-winged Teal 15
Northern Shoveler 15
Plain Chachalaca 2
Least Grebe 6
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Neotropic Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 2
White Ibis 3
Turkey Vulture 50
White-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 30
Black-necked Stilt 4
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Inca Dove 4
White-tipped Dove 6
Common Pauraque 1
Belted Kingfisher 2 one at Willow, one at Pintail, both male
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Crested Caracara 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 2 one seen, one heard only
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 8
Tropical Kingbird 1 heard only
Couch's Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 6 one seen, others heard only
Green Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Tree Swallow 2
Black-crested Titmouse 2
Verdin 2
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2 heard only
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1 heard only
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 6 one seen, others singing
Olive Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Great-tailed Grackle 6
Altamira Oriole 1

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Date: 3/6/17 6:20 am
From: Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...>
Subject: [texbirds] request for winter sightings for North American Birds
Texbirders,
Did you see anything really interesting this winter? Want us to mention it
in North American Birds?

The fall reporting season for North American Birds (NAB) started on December
1st and ended last week on February 28th. This is a plea/request for observers
to submit their interesting Texas sightings to us in preparation for the
Texas portion of the report.

NAB is published four times a year by the American Birding Association and
contains seasonal sightings/summaries for just about all regions of North
America, including Canada, the US, Mexico as well as central America and
some of the Caribbean islands. More information about NAB can be found at:

http://publications.aba.org/north-american-birds/

The winter season extends from 1 December to 28 February and we would like
to receive your reports of interesting bird sightings for this period by no
later than March 15th. Please send your sightings DIRECTLY TO The SUB-REGIONAL
EDITOR listed below. Some of you might assume that a Texbirds post, or even
an eBird submission, will be picked up by your NAB sub-regional editor, and
will serve as your contribution. This is not necessarily the case. Not only
is it quite easy to miss a Texbirds post or eBird submission, we do NOT
always assume that sightings posted to those mediums are necessarily
intended by the observer as something that can or should be published in
North American Birds. Therefore, please report directly to the editor for
the area of your sighting, even if it is just as a carbon-copy (cc or bcc)
of a Texbirds report. Help us separate the wheat from the chaff by sending a
note to the proper editor below.

Thanks to Bert Frenz, there is a listing of the Texas counties included for
each of the reporting sub-regions at:

http://www.bafrenz.com/birds/NAB.htm

The names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of each of Texas' North American
Birds sub-regional editors follows. We encourage you to send your seasonal
sightings and summaries to the appropriate one:


Trans-Pecos (east of Hudspeth County): Eric Carpenter, 4710 Canyonwood
Drive, Austin, TX 78735.

email: <ecarpe...>

El Paso and Hudspeth Counties: Jim Paton, 4325 Boy Scout Lane, El Paso, TX
79922

Email: <jnpaton...>

South Texas: Willie Sekula 7063 Co. Rd. 228, Falls City, TX 78113-2627.

email: <wsekula...>

East Texas: Bert Frenz 221 Rainbow Dr., #12190, Livingston, TX 77399-2021.

email: <bert2...>

Central Texas: Eric Carpenter 4710 Canyonwood Drive, Austin, TX 78735.

email: <ecarpe...>

Northwest Texas (Panhandle, South Plains): Anthony Hewetson 4407 36th St.,
Lubbock TX 79414.

email: <fattonybirds...>

Upper Texas Coast: Ron Weeks 110 Indian Warrior, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

email: <ronweeks...>

North-central Texas: Ross Rasmussen 1325 S. Goliad St. Apt. 1302, Rockwall,
TX 75087-4669.

email: <ross.rasmussen...>

We are encouraging everyone to join us in the process of sharing your
experiences
and sightings from your area. You may contribute something of lasting
value; information which we may have missed without your help.

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Date: 3/6/17 4:03 am
From: Mark Scheuerman <mark.scheuerman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Rollover Pass Gull ID?
Thanks to all who responded with opinions on the gull. General consensus is
that it looks good structurally for Thayer's, but the photos are not good
enough to feel confident in making a call. I will leave the record as
Laurus sp. leaning towards Thayer's. Maybe someone will refind it and get
better looks/photos? At least everyone agrees it is an interesting gull.
Cheers,
Mark Scheuerman
Sugar Land, TX

On Mar 4, 2017 8:23 AM, "Mark Scheuerman" <mark.scheuerman...> wrote:

Texbirds Laruphiles,
I would appreciate comments/opinions on a gull we reported as Larus sp. at
Rollover Pass on the Bolivar Penninsula. Several features suggest Thayer's
IMHO. See eBird checklist & distant digiscoped pictures here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34808905

Cheers,
Mark Scheuerman
Sugar Land, TX


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Date: 3/5/17 11:47 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 5, 2017
Hello Texbirders,
The rain stopped in time for thie morning walk but apparently the storm and
mud scared folks away. We went out birding anyway, along with Santa Ana
HawkWatch Volunteer, Dave Seal. The birds showed up and by the time the
morning was over we had shared refuge birds with 28 visitors so all-in-all,
it was a good morning.
Knowing all-too-well what the dirt trails would be like after a good rain,
we stuck to the levee and the crushed granite Chachalaca Trail. That proved
especially good for raptors, fitting on a day we had Dave along. Santa
Ana's HawkWatch starts March 15 and extra eyes are always helpful. Perhaps
you would like to consider joining in the effort.

Volunteer guided walks are offered daily for a couple more weeks. Meet at
the Visitor Center at 8:30 am.

Laura and Steve Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 5, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
Comments: Partly cloudy and warm, post rain storm. 67-77 degrees.
61 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 4
Gadwall 20
Mottled Duck 1
Blue-winged Teal 15
Northern Shoveler 10
Plain Chachalaca 8
Least Grebe 10
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Neotropic Cormorant 1
Anhinga 8
Great Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 1
White Ibis 2
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 30
Osprey 1
White-tailed Kite 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Cooper's Hawk 2
Harris's Hawk 3
White-tailed Hawk 1
Gray Hawk 2 one adult, one immature. not together.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 25
Black-necked Stilt 3
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1 heard only
Inca Dove 3
White-tipped Dove 4
Common Pauraque 1
Belted Kingfisher 2 heard only at Willow. heard and seen at Pintail
from the levee.
Green Kingfisher 1 flying west up canal
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Crested Caracara 2
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 on the Alamo water tower, seen from the refuge.
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 2 heard only
Great Kiskadee 5
Couch's Kingbird 3
Tropical/Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 4 heard only
Green Jay 2
Black-crested Titmouse 6
Verdin 3 one seen, two others heard nearby
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Clay-colored Thrush 2 heard only
Long-billed Thrasher 4 heard only singing up a storm
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 6 heard only singing
Pine Warbler 1
Olive Sparrow 6 heard only, singing
Northern Cardinal 5 heard only, singing
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Great-tailed Grackle 10
Altamira Oriole 2 heard only

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Date: 3/5/17 8:36 am
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 316 Species
See my blog update for Friday March 3, 2017 bringing my total to 316
species for the year. The day didn't quite go as planned!

http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/03/three-strikes-and-im-out.html

--
David Sarkozi
Houston, TX
(713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi
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Date: 3/5/17 7:44 am
From: <jkestner...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The return of the plovers
During a field trip to Laredo yesterday, our group had an American Golden Plover on the Max Mandel golf course. It was hanging out with a flock of Killdeer.

Evidently, it's the second reported sighting in Webb County. Woo hoo!

Judy Kestner
Calallen (NW Corpus Christi)

---- "Bird.fried" <bird.fried...> wrote:

=============

Last night I was thinking that American Golden-Plovers should arrive back in Texas soon. So, this morning I decide to search for them at some of my favorite Matagorda county turf farms.

The first stop was Hanson Turf on S Citrus Rd. Only Killdeer here though a Sprague's Pipit and a Merlin were nice to see. Suitable habitat along the Holsworth loop also yielded no plovers. The next stop was Saha Turf on Bieri Rd. Water standing in the turf cuts here from recent irrigation made things look promising. Pay dirt! Scoping a large distant Killdeer flock, revealed 19 tired yet graceful looking American Golden-Plovers. American Golden-Plovers were present in small numbers at 2 other locations this morning. Also present at the Saha Turf farm was a handsome male Pectoral Sandpiper foraging alone in a wet turf cut.

After returning home, a quick check of eBird confirmed that others were seeing small numbers of these birds up and down the Texas coast. I also noted that my personal earliest eBird record for American Golden-Plover was March 2. So, these amazing long-distance flyers have indeed returned and in fact are right on time. Their numbers will surely build over the next few weeks at which time it may be possible to see 1000+ in a single field. What a treat!

Good birding,
Bob Friedrichs
Palacios

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Date: 3/4/17 1:53 pm
From: Bird.fried <bird.fried...>
Subject: [texbirds] The return of the plovers

Last night I was thinking that American Golden-Plovers should arrive back in Texas soon. So, this morning I decide to search for them at some of my favorite Matagorda county turf farms.

The first stop was Hanson Turf on S Citrus Rd. Only Killdeer here though a Sprague's Pipit and a Merlin were nice to see. Suitable habitat along the Holsworth loop also yielded no plovers. The next stop was Saha Turf on Bieri Rd. Water standing in the turf cuts here from recent irrigation made things look promising. Pay dirt! Scoping a large distant Killdeer flock, revealed 19 tired yet graceful looking American Golden-Plovers. American Golden-Plovers were present in small numbers at 2 other locations this morning. Also present at the Saha Turf farm was a handsome male Pectoral Sandpiper foraging alone in a wet turf cut.

After returning home, a quick check of eBird confirmed that others were seeing small numbers of these birds up and down the Texas coast. I also noted that my personal earliest eBird record for American Golden-Plover was March 2. So, these amazing long-distance flyers have indeed returned and in fact are right on time. Their numbers will surely build over the next few weeks at which time it may be possible to see 1000+ in a single field. What a treat!

Good birding,
Bob Friedrichs
Palacios

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Date: 3/4/17 9:59 am
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 314 species
See my Big Year Blog update for my chase of the Long-eared Owl
bringing me to 314 species. At this point I'm 30 ahead of my 2015 Big
Year at the same point.

http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/03/late-to-party.html

--
David Sarkozi
Houston, TX
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Date: 3/4/17 9:54 am
From: Ron Berwick <rontex69...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Lesser Scaup migrations
I was surfing at Matagorda Beach this past Wednesday, sitting about 150 yrds offshore and watched tons of scaups flying by a few hundred yards outside of where we were surfing. Some fairly large groups passing by heading north. Things are definitely on the move!

________________________________
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Sent: Friday, March 3, 2017 11:55 AM
To: TexBirds
Subject: [texbirds] Lesser Scaup migrations

Amazing numbers of Lesser Scaup flying north right now off of Rollover Pass
in Galveston county. Many thousands have passed by me since I've been here
and the flight is not letting up! Easily 10's of 1000's of birds moving.
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Houston, TX
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Date: 3/4/17 6:24 am
From: Mark Scheuerman <mark.scheuerman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Rollover Pass Gull ID?
Texbirds Laruphiles,
I would appreciate comments/opinions on a gull we reported as Larus sp. at
Rollover Pass on the Bolivar Penninsula. Several features suggest Thayer's
IMHO. See eBird checklist & distant digiscoped pictures here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34808905
Cheers,
Mark Scheuerman
Sugar Land, TX


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Date: 3/3/17 8:18 pm
From: Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Austin Area Rare bird Alert
This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert and has been updated through
3/3/2017. To report rare or unusual bird sightings in the Austin area, provide
recent sighting updates, or inquire about location details on birds listed
below, please send an email to <armanmorenobirds...> If submitting a
bird sighting, please include species name, location details, and contact
information.

-Rarities found this week-

A LONG-BILLED THRASHER was photographed at Pedernales State Park, Blanco
County, on 3/3. The bird was observed and heard vocalizing through thick
brush bordering Duck Pond. The location was at the far end of the pond on
the main dirt path leading to the boundary fence. Also present at the park
was a Zone-Tailed Hawk in among Turkey Vultures and a singing male
Golden-cheeked Warbler along the bluff near the Falls.

A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was observed flying over Jones Brothers Park in Jonestown,
Travis County, on 2/28.

A SAY'S PHOEBE was found at Lakeway City Park in Western Travis County on
2/27 and continues through 3/1.

A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was located around Pond 3 at Hornsby Bend, Travis County,
on 2/27. This species has been present in small numbers at Hornsby the past
few years but this is the first report this winter.


-Continuing bird(s) from previous week-

A COMMON MERGANSER continues through 2/28 in the NE portion of Pace Bend
Park. Look for the signs indicating Mudd Cove/Mesquite Point. The bird has
been hanging around Hagwood Cove all the way into Mudd Cove near the
campground areas and all the way down to Tournament Point.

Two LEAST GREBEs continue in Williamson County through 3/3 off Parksville
Way and Fairweather Way.

A WHITE-TAILED HAWK continues at Mesquite Creek WHA, NE of New Braunfels,
Comal County, on 2/25. This is off of Kohlenberg Rd.

A male BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD continues at a private residence in SW
Austin, Travis, on 3/1. Another bird continues at a private residence in
Williamson County, most recently reported on 3/2.

A male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD continues at a private residence in New
Braunfels, Comal County, through 2/25.

Three GREAT KISKADEEs continue at a private residence off Dickerson Rd in
Caldwell County on 2/20. At least one bird continues at Berry Springs Park
in Georgetown, Williamson County, on 3/3.

The long-staying WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH continues at Riverview Park in
Seguin, Guadalupe County, through 2/25. It was last reported calling from
the trees near the basketball court.


Arman Moreno
Austin, TX

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*Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60-mile radius, centered on the
Capitol in downtown Austin. Bird sightings mentioned here have been
filtered and scrutinized by the compiler and are believed to be genuine.
Photo or audio documentation for species with challenging IDs will be
mentioned if they are known to exist. *


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Date: 3/3/17 11:42 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 3, 2017
Good afternoon birders!
It was a beautiful, quiet morning on the refuge, a good time to find a bench, sit, relax and listen to the quiet sounds of the morning. Particularly while we were at Pintail Lakes, many on the walk took advantage of the benches while we all watched and listened. A highlight were the huge flocks of swallows - some mixed, appearing in and out of the clouds, in all areas of the refuge that we visited.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR



Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 3, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:37 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.25 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
53 species (+1 other taxa)

Gadwall 15
Blue-winged Teal 8
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 18
Plain Chachalaca 4
Least Grebe 12
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Egret 2
Tricolored Heron 4
White Ibis 1
White-faced Ibis 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 11
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 5
Sora 1
American Coot 34
Killdeer 4
Long-billed Dowitcher 24
Wilson's Snipe 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Inca Dove 2
Common Ground-Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 1
Mourning Dove 2
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 5
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
Merlin 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 7
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 27
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 2
Cave Swallow 4
swallow sp. 85 Large high flying flock
Black-crested Titmouse 2
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 4
Carolina Wren 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 18
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 7
Olive Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 125
Great-tailed Grackle 2
Altamira Oriole 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34935589

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Date: 3/3/17 10:25 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lubbock Area Birding Summary for February - Longish
Lubbock received 0.89 inches of rain during the month, a tad above the
February average of 0.71 inches, bringing us up to 2.29 inches for the
year, well above the average year-to-date total of 1.21 inches..
Unseasonably mild weather persisted through the month, leading to some
suspected early departures from the region and some documented early
arrival to the region.
Regional summaries of eBird data can not be acquired in a timely fashion.
As a result, records submitted to eBird may not appear in this report.
Reports from the region that are submitted to the texbirds or leasbirds
listserve can be reviewed in a timely fashion and should appear.

As always, the county follows the site in ( ) and birds are mentioned by
virtue of rarity, atypical abundance, or atypical scarcity.

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE: 2 in O'Donnell (Lynn) on 2/5/17 (AH), 2 in
Crosbyton (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH), 110 east of Crosbyton (Crosby) on
2/19/17, and 2 near Grassland (Lynn) on 2/25/17 (DH, AH) the only reports
received - APPARENTLY LEAVING THE REGION A BIT EARLY THIS YEAR, NEVER
HAVING ACHIEVED TYPICAL WINTERING NUMBERS.

SNOW GOOSE: 7 at the Hale Center WTP (Hale) on 2/18/17 (NP), 280 east of
Crosbyton (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH), and 18 over Tahoka Lake (Lynn) on
2/25/17 (DH, AH) the only reports received - APPARENTLY LEAVING THE REGION
A BIT EARLY THIS YEAR, NEVER HAVING ACHIEVED TYPICAL WINTERING NUMBERS.

ROSS'S GOOSE: 26 east of Crosbyton (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH) the only report
received - APPARENTLY LEAVING THE REGION A BIT EARLY THIS YEAR, NEVER
HAVING ACHIEVED TYPICAL WINTERING NUMBERS.

SNOW GOOSE x CACKLING GOOSE: 1 in Brownfield (Terry) on 2/19/17 (PKe) - AN
INCREASINGLY ENCOUNTERED HYBRID IN THE REGION.

WOOD DUCK: 4 at Leroy Elmore Park (Lubbock) on 2/5/17 (AH) the only report
received - LOW.

BLUE-WINGED TEAL: 4 at the Hale Center WTP (Hale) on 2/18/17 (NP) - WHILE
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THESE BIRDS OVERWINTERED, THEY ARE MORE LIKELY EARLY
ARRIVALS.

CINNAMON TEAL: 1 male at Lubbock Lake Landmark (Lubbock) on 2/12/17 (AZ), 2
at Skeen Playa (Lynn) on 2/12/17 (BS), 1 near Tahoka (Lynn) on 2/17/17
(JB), 27 near Grassland (Lynn) on 2/25/17 (DH, AH), and 3 near Draw (Lynn)
on 2/26/17 (JB) - MOST OF THESE ARE ALMOST CERTAINLY EARLY ARRIVALS.

CANVASBACK: Nine reports of 1-10 birds in the region (Crosby, Hale, Lynn)
during the period (JB, DH, AH, NP, BS) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS NOW
UNCOMMON WINTER RESIDENT.

REDHEAD: Six reports of 1-10 birds in the region (Crosby, Hale, Lynn)
during the period (JB, DH, AH, BS) - VERY LOW NUMBERS FOR THIS NOW UNCOMMON
WINTER VISITOR.

COMMON MERGANSER: 22 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) the only
report - LOW.

RING-NECKED PHEASANT: 1 at the Hale Center WTP (Hale) on 2/18/17 (NP) and
one near Cone (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH) the only reports - SEEMINGLY LOW BUT
LITTLE EFFORT WAS REPORTED FROM OUR BETTER COUNTIES.

EARED GREBE: 3 at Redhead Playa (Lynn) on 2/5/17 (AH), 2 at Skeen Playa
(Lynn) on 2/5/17 (AH), 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH), 13
at Redhead Playa (Lynn) on 2/17/17 (JB), 2 at Tahoka Lake (Lynn) on 2/25/17
(DH, AH), and 1 near Draw (Lynn) on 2/26/17 (JB) - ABOUT AVERAGE, THOUGH
THERE IS SOME EVIDENCE OF AN EARLY MOVEMENT NORTHWARD INTO THE REGION.

WESTERN GREBE: 2 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) the only
report - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS RARE WINTER VISITOR.

VIRGINIA RAIL: 1 at the CR EE Wetlands (Lynn) on 2/26/17 (JB) the only
report - LOW.

SORA: 1 at Silver Falls Rest Area (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH) the only report
- LOW.

AMERICAN AVOCET: 1 at Tahoka Lake (Lynn) on 2/25/17 (DH, AH) -
EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY: ONLY THE THIRD FEBRUARY RECORD FOR THE REGION!

SNOWY PLOVER: 6 at Tahoka Lake (Lynn) on 2/25/17 (DH, AH) - AN UNUSUALLY
LARGE NUMBER OF BIRDS FOR A SINGLE SIGHTING THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON.

LEAST SANDPIPER: 3 near Cone (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) and 24 near Dray
(Lynn) on 2/26/17 (JB) - ABOUT AVERAGE.

WILSON'S SNIPE: 2 south of Crosbyton (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH), 2 at
Crosbyton City Park (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH), and 3 at the CR EE Wetlands
(Lynn) on 2/26/17 (JB) the only reports received - VERY LOW.

SPOTTED SANDPIPER: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) - VERY
GOOD FOR FEBRUARY - PROBABLY A WINTERING BIRD.

GREATER YELLOWLEGS: Ten reports of 1-19 birds and one report of 25 birds in
the region (Crosby, Hale, Lynn) during the period (JB, DH, AH, NP, BS) -
WITH NUMBERS INCREASINGLY NOTABLY TOWARDS THE END OF THE MONTH, MOST OF
THESE BIRDS WERE PROBABLY EARLY MIGRANTS.

LESSER YELLOWLEGS: 1 at Crosbyton City Park (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH,
photographs) - VERY RARE AS A TRUE WINTERER; THIS MAY REPRESENT ANOTHER
EARLY ARRIVAL.

WILSON'S PHALAROPE: 1 at Skeen Playa (Lynn) on 2/12/17 (BS) and 9 at
Redhead Playa (Lynn) on 2/17/17 (JB) - ACCIDENTAL DURING FEBRUARY; NO
EVIDENCE OF WINTERING IN THE REGION; MORE EARLY MIGRANTS.

HERRING GULL: 1 adult bird at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) the
only report - FORMERLY UNCOMMON IN THE REGION DURING WINTER; NOW VERY
RARELY ENCOUNTERED.

GREAT EGRET: At least 1 persisted at various parks in Lubbock (Lubbock)
through the period (AH) - THIS SPECIES RARELY MAKES IT THROUGH AN ENTIRE
WINTER IN THE REGION - BUT IT HASN'T BEEN MUCH OF WINTER, REALLY.

SNOWY EGRET: At least 2 persisted at various parks in Lubbock (Lubbock)
through the period (AH) - THIS SPECIES RARELY MAKES IT THROUGH AN ENTIRE
WINTER IN THE REGION - BUT IT HASN'T BEEN MUCH OF WINTER, REALLY.

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) -
VERY RARE IN THE WINTER AWAY FROM THE CANYON LAKES OF LUBBOCK.

OSPREY: 1 at the Ashe Avenue Playa (Lubbock) on 2/5/17 (AH) - ANOTHER
SPECIES THAT RARELY PERSISTS THROUGH WINTER.

SHORT-EARED OWL: 1 near Floydada (Floyd) on 2/2/17 (DS) and 1 near Edmonson
(Hale) on 2/18/17 (NP) the only reports - ABOUT AVERAGE; A REAL DOWNTURN
FROM LAST WINTER'S IRRUPTIVE EVENT.

RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER: 1 at Coleman Park (Terry) on 2/19/17 (PKe,
photographs) - VERY RARE ATOP THE CAPROCK ESCARPMENT; THE SPECIES HAS HAD A
GOOD COUPLE OF YEARS, PERHAPS IN RESPONSE TO THE EASING OF THE DROUGHT.

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH), 1
at Camp Rio Blanca crossing (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH), and 1 at MacKenzie
Park (Lubbock) on 2/21/17 (JB) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS TYPICALLY RARE
WINTER VISITOR.

DOWNY WOODPECKER: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH), 1 near
Tahoka (Lynn) on 2/17/17 (JB), 1 at Camp Rio Blanca crossing (Crosby) on
2/19/17 (AH), and 1 at Coleman Park (Terry) on 2/19/17 (PKe, photographs) -
A BIT BETTER THAN AVERAGE AND A BIT FURTHER WEST THAN USUAL IN THE
LATTERMOST CASE.

EASTERN PHOEBE: 1 at Camp Rio Blanca crossing (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) and
1 at Silver Falls Rest Area (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH) the only reports
received - LOW, POSSIBLY SURPRISINGLY LOW GIVEN MILD AND WET CONDITIONS.

SAY'S PHOEBE: 1 in Grassland (Lynn) on 2/5/17 (AH) the only report - LOW,
PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE MILD CONDITIONS THIS WINTER.

COMMON RAVEN: Eight reports of 1-3 birds in the region (Crosby, Lynn)
during the period (JB, DH, AH) - GOOD NUMBERS, MOST LIKELY DUE TO BETTER
THAN AVERAGE COVERAGE OF OUR BETTER COUNTIES FOR THE SPECIES.

PURPLE MARTIN: 1 near Wilson (Lynn) on 2/25/17 (DH, AH) - SO FAR AS I KNOW,
THE FIRST OF THE SEASON FOR THE REGION.

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH: 1 at MacKenzie Park (Lubbock) on 2/21/17 (JB) -
ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS RARE WINTER VISITOR.

BROWN CREEPER: 2 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH), 1 at the
Camp Rio Blanca crossing (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH), at 1 Plainview
Apartments Playa (Hale) on 2/18/17 (NP), 1 at Silver Falls Rest Area
(Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH), and 1 at MacKenzie Park (Lubbock) on 2/21/17 (JB)
- GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER FOR THIS RARE WINTER VISITOR.

ROCK WREN: 1 south of Crosbyton (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) and 2 at the FM
193 x FM 651 Canyon crossing (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR
THIS RARE RESIDENT.

CANYON WREN: 1 at the FM 193 x FM 651 Canyon crossing (Crosby) on 2/11/17
(AH) and 2 at Silver Falls Rest Area (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH) - ABOUT
AVERAGE FOR THIS RARE RESIDENT.

WINTER WREN:1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) the only report
- LOW.

CAROLINA WREN: 1 at Camp Rio Blanca crossing (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH) and 1
at MacKenzie Park (Lubbock) on 2/21/17 (JB) the only reports - VERY LOW;
ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE EFFORT IN SOME OUR BETTER COUNTIES FOR THE SPECIES.

GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET: 2 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) the
only report - VERY LOW.

EASTERN BLUEBIRD: 12 at MacKenzie Park (Lubbock) from 2/1/17 through 2/3/17
(RL), 2 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH), and 3 in Tahoka
(Lynn) on 2/28/17 (MDL) - ABOUT AVERAGE.

WESTERN BLUEBIRD: 11 near Post (Garza) on 2/18/17 (JB) - CONTINUING BIRDS;
ACCIDENTAL TO THE REGION THIS FAR TO THE SOUTHEAST.

MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD: 7 near Post (Garza) on 2/18/17 (JB) and 2 females/3
males at the Camp Rio Blanca crossing (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH) - ABOUT
AVERAGE; NOTHING LIKE SOME OUR IRRUPTIVE EVENTS.

HERMIT THRUSH: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) the only
report - EXTRAORDINARLY LOW, GIVEN THE MILD WINTER THUS FAR.

BROWN THRASHER: 1 at the Plainview Apartments Play (Hale) on 2/18/17 (NP) -
THE ONLY SIGHTING ATOP THE CAPROCK ESCARPMENT.

SAGE THRASHER: 1 near Post (Garza) on 2/18/17 (JB) - LOW, ESPECIALLY WHEN
CONSIDERING THE SPECIES' RELATIVE ABUNDANCE DURING JANUARY.

CEDAR WAXWING: 4 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH), 6 at the
Plainview Apartments Playa (Hale) on 2/18/17 (NP), 3 in a Lubbock yard
(Lubbock) on 2/19/17 (TT), and 8-10 in a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on 2/21/17
(TT) - LOW, ESPECIALLY WHEN CONSIDERING THE SPECIES' RELATIVE ABUNDANCE
DURING JANUARY.

AMERICAN PIPIT: 7 in Grassland (Lynn) on 2/5/17 (AH), 2 near Cone (Crosby)
on 2/11/17 (AH), and 15 in Grassland (Lynn) on 2/22/17 (JB) the only
reports - LOW BY RECENT WINTERS' STANDARDS.

PINE SISKIN: 3 at the Plainview Apartments Playa (Hale) on 2/18/17 (NP) the
only report - STAGGERINGLY LOW NUMBERS THIS WINTER; THE LEAST SIGNIFICANT
MOVEMENT OF THE SPECIES IN ANY WINTER I CAN RECALL.

LESSER GOLDFINCH: 4 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 2/25/17 (DH, AH) -
VERY GOOD FOR FEBRUARY - MAY WELL HAVE OVERWINTERED AT THIS SITE.

LAPLAND, CHESTNUT-COLLARED, and MCCOWN'S LONGSPUR: No reports at all -
EXTRAORDINARILY LOW THIS WINTER WITH LITTLE EVIDENCE OF A SIGNIFICANT
MOVEMENT INTO THE REGION>

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH), 1
at the Tahoka Cemetery Complex (Lynn) on 2/25/17 (AH), 1 at Tahoka Lake
Pasture (Lynn) on 2/25/17 (DH), and 1 in a Tahoka yard (Lynn) on 2/28/17
(MDL) the only reports - LOW; ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE MILD WINTER WE ARE
EXPERIENCING.

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT: 1 male at the Ralls WTP (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) and 1
male at Silver Falls Rest Area (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH) the only reports -
LOW, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE MILD CONDITIONS.

CHIPPING SPARROW: 1 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 2/25/17 (DH, AH) -
ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS RARE WINTER LINGERER.

SWAMP SPARROW: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) the only
report received - VERY LOW FOR THIS GENERALLY UNCOMMON TO COMMON WINTER
RESIDENT.

FOX SPARROW: 10 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 2/11/17 (AH) and 1 at
Silver Falls Rest Area (Crosby) on 2/19/17 (AH) - GOOD NUMBERS BELOW THE
CAPROCK ESCARPMENT; NONE ATOP THE CAPROCK ESCARPMENT - A BIT ODD.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: 1 at Skeen Playa (Lynn) on 2/12/17 (BS) the only report
for the winter - LOW BY RECENT WINTERS' STANDARDS - WE TYPICALLY ENCOUNTER
A FEW PER SEASON.

YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD: 4 at Wayland Baptist University (Hale) on 2/28/17
(NP) and 14 in east Lubbock (Lubbock) on 2/28/17 (JB) - VERY UNUSUAL IN THE
'DEPTHS' OF WINTER.

BRONZED COWBIRD: 8 in Brownfield (Terry) on 2/19/17 (PKe, photographs) and
1 male in east Lubbock (Lubbock) on 2/28/17 (JB) - THE EARLIEST REPORTS ON
RECORD WITH THE PREVIOUS EARLY RECORD BEING 3/13/13 - IT IS POSSIBLE THAT
THE BROWNFIELD BIRDS OVERWINTERED! IT SEEMS POSSIBLE THAT, WITHIN THE
DECADE, THIS SPECIES MIGHT BECOME A PERMANENT RESIDENT.

OBSERVERS: JB=Justin Bosler, MDL=Manuel De Leon, DH=Drew Harvey, AH=Anthony
Hewetson, PKe=Peter Keyel, RL=Rob Lee, NP=Niler Pyeatt, DS=David Sarkozi,
BS=Byron Stone, TT=Tess Trost, AZ=Angelina Zappia.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 3/3/17 9:56 am
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lesser Scaup migrations
Amazing numbers of Lesser Scaup flying north right now off of Rollover Pass
in Galveston county. Many thousands have passed by me since I've been here
and the flight is not letting up! Easily 10's of 1000's of birds moving.
--
David Sarkozi
Houston, TX
(713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi

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Date: 3/3/17 9:46 am
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Calling Ash-throated Fly.this AM, W. Williamson Co.. FOS.
.
Near Liberty Hill
--

Brush Freeman
Biospatialservices.com

<http://www.biospatialsevices.com>
Utley & Cedar Park, Texas
503-551-5150


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Date: 3/2/17 9:33 pm
From: HARRY FORBES <hforbes...>
Subject: [texbirds] Greater Scaup in Olivia
t deleted, so I will try again.  Not sure why this happens.
So, one more try.  This PM, while birding with Bob and Dawn Scranton from Canada and Ray Little from Rockport, we located two Greater Scaup males in Keller Bay at Olivia in Calhoun Co.  Lessers are common here;  Greaters are much less so.
Harry Forbes (San Antonio and Port Alto)
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Date: 3/2/17 9:16 pm
From: HARRY FORBES <hforbes...>
Subject: [texbirds] Greater Scaup
ay Little from Rockport, we found 2 male Greater Scaup on Keller Bay at Olivia in Calhoun County. 
Harry Forbes (San Antonio and Port Alto)
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Date: 3/2/17 8:39 pm
From: Bird.fried <bird.fried...>
Subject: [texbirds] Rose-throated Becard and Red-billed Pigeons
Texbirders:

I was reminded that I am remiss in not posting my recent sightings of the above to Texbirds.

The Rose-throated Becard was showing nicely yesterday morning in the tropical zone at Estero Llano Grande SP. I was fortunate to see and photo the bird at 9am near the intersection of the main entrance road and Becard Trail. It was foraging alone, mid-story in a live oak tree. Also of interest to me was an adult male Hooded Oriole foraging in the large Bottlebrush Tree in the tropical zone.

On Wednesday morning at Salineno at 7:30am there were 4 Red-billed Pigeons perched on bare branches of a tree on the island upstream of the boat ramp. These were scope-views though one bird soon took flight down river towards me allowing a few (poor) photos in the early morning light. No fly-by Muscovy Ducks on this morning.

Under the bridge at Roma Bluffs was a cooperative female White-collared Seedeater.

Thanks and good birding!
Bob Friedrichs
Palacios

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Date: 3/2/17 1:25 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 3/2/2017
A beautiful cool day for birding! Didn't see many species of birds, but
still had a great time. Another sighting of the Aplomado Falcon!
Our bird tours will continue through the end the month, every Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday at 8:30 am, and require a reservation.

We also have habitat tours and Bahia Grande tours, neither of which are
bird tours, but are still great ways to see birds if you are also
interested in a little bit of history and information about the area! They
are also available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

If interested in making a reservation for one of our bird tours, or for more
information about any of the tours, call the Visitor Center at (956)
748-3607 ex. 111, or get more
information on our website at http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo

Laguna Atascosa
Bill and Judy Lubben
Mar 2, 2017
8:20 AM
Traveling
18.00 miles
255 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning bird tour
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

20 Snow Goose
29 Northern Shoveler
1 Redhead
45 Ruddy Duck
14 Pied-billed Grebe
14 Double-crested Cormorant
4 American White Pelican
8 Great Egret
5 Snowy Egret
10 Little Blue Heron
2 Reddish Egret
5 White-faced Ibis
11 Roseate Spoonbill
6 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
2 Northern Harrier
4 Harris's Hawk
187 American Coot
5 Black-necked Stilt
5 Killdeer
8 Long-billed Curlew
71 Long-billed Dowitcher
10 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Willet
7 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Laughing Gull
11 Forster's Tern
2 Belted Kingfisher
6 Crested Caracara
2 American Kestrel
1 Aplomado Falcon
3 Great Kiskadee
1 Loggerhead Shrike
13 swallow sp.
18 Northern Mockingbird
2 Savannah Sparrow
43 Red-winged Blackbird
31 Eastern Meadowlark
27 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 39

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Hailey Brown
Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
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Date: 3/2/17 11:28 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 2, 2017
Good morning birders!
With the cooler, cloudy weather, our expectations were low, BUT were we surprised. Hiking to Pintail Lakes first, we were serenaded by a constant stream of Oriole whistle songs, and when we found them, it was like seeing Christmas ornaments - they were everywhere. Joining them and adding to the color were Northern Cardinals, Green Jays, and Long-billed Thrashers. What a show they shared - we almost didn't get out to Pintail.
Come join the fun - bird walks leave the Visitor's Center at 8:30am daily.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 2, 2017 8:21 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.25 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
50 species

Gadwall 11
Mottled Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 14
Northern Shoveler 21
Green-winged Teal 5
Plain Chachalaca 6
Least Grebe 6
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 2
Great Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 3
White-faced Ibis 3
Turkey Vulture 7
White-tailed Kite 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 4
American Coot 23
Least Sandpiper 3
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Inca Dove 1
Common Pauraque 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Crested Caracara 3
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Kiskadee 16
Couch's Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 2
Tree Swallow 26
Barn Swallow 1
Black-crested Titmouse 3
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Long-billed Thrasher 4
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Olive Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 125
Western Meadowlark 4
Great-tailed Grackle 6
Altamira Oriole 6

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Date: 3/2/17 9:42 am
From: Berner Family <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender jcazberner for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] re-- El Paso Private reservoirs--ebird hotspots
Texbirders/Ebirders:
Pursuant to John Groves' recent Texbirds post (below) on the private status of three El Paso area reservoirs--I have added "(private--restricted access)" to their ebird hotspot names which will show up in 24 hours.  However, I note that one of the three (Tornillo Reservoir) is still visible from the public road and has pulloffs.
John BernerTexas ebird hotspot editor
 ********************************* Greeting Texbirders:
I have been asked to relay an important message from Barry Zimmer regarding the 
private irrigation reservoirs downstream from El Paso. This note is the result 
of the large uptick in visits to these reservoirs and the resulting 
conversations with the new Hudspeth County game warden in his capacity to 
police trespassing at these privately-owned reservoirs.


Important Messaage regarding Access to El Paso area Reservoirs:
 

"Birders throughout the state need to be be aware that access to the three 
reservoirs southeast of El Paso (Tornillo Reservoir, Fort Hancock Reservoir, 
and McNary Reservoir) is restricted to a small number of local birders who have 
written permission to be there. No other birding access is allowed. People in 
violation of this are subject to be ticketed for trespassing. Out of area 
birders may get additional information on this matter by contacting a permit 
holder in El Paso Audubon (Jim Paton at 915-585-2628 or Barry Zimmer at 
915-269-6855). It may be possible on occasion for someone to visit the 
reservoirs by accompanying one of the permit holders. Please do not attempt to 
contact the irrigation district for access and do not trespass on these sites 
without a written letter of permission to do so. Failure to cooperate will 
result in total access denial for everyone, not to mention giving birders in 
general a bad name. Please abide by these restrictions. Thank you for your 
cooperation."

Don't shoot me--I'm only the messenger.

John Groves
El Paso


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Date: 3/2/17 9:35 am
From: Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Kleb Woods East Texas bus trip TOMORROW - seats available
We have several seats available for the Kleb Woods senior birding bus trip to East Texas tomorrow, March 3 from 5 AM to 5 PM. If you are 50+ years old and interested in the trip, please email <klebwoods...><mailto:<klebwoods...> or call 281-357-5324. Details below:
The bus will leave the Kleb Woods parking lot (20303 Draper Rd. Tomball, TX 77377) at 5:00 AM, so please arrive before then with enough time to use the restroom and get settled on the bus. It is recommended that you arrive no later than 4:30 AM. We have this very early departure time because our first stop will be Boykin Springs in Angelina National Forest. We will be looking for Bachman's Sparrows, and it is easiest to find them first thing in the morning. These birds can be difficult to find on your own, so this a good opportunity to get a lifer! We will be having a picnic lunch at the Big Thicket. After lunch, we will look for another difficult to find sparrow: Henslow's Sparrow. Additionally, we will look for East Texas specialties, like Red-cockaded Woodpecker and Hairy Woodpecker. We may even find an early Louisiana Waterthrush.

The trip itself is free, but participants are responsible for their own picnic lunch. In addition to a lunch, drinks, and snacks, don't forget to bring comfortable clothing, hats, sunscreen, bug spray, binoculars, cameras, scopes, and your favorite field guide.

Thanks,

Kendra Kocab
Naturalist: Kleb Woods Nature Center
Commissioner Steve Radack
Harris County Precinct 3
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Date: 3/2/17 8:05 am
From: Jim Hailey <irasciblej...>
Subject: [texbirds] Alaska & Florida
Well it looks like both TOS trips are a go. There are a few remaining spots on both but if u want to go we need your reservation within the next two weeks. Contact me for more information

Jim Hailey
Past President TOS
<irasciblej...>
512.818.1138

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Date: 3/2/17 8:04 am
From: <dmarc-noreply-outsider...> (Redacted sender jgstudio for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Irrigation Reservoirs
Greeting Texbirders:

I have been asked to relay an important message from Barry Zimmer regarding the private irrigation reservoirs downstream from El Paso. This note is the result of the large uptick in visits to these reservoirs and the resulting conversations with the new Hudspeth County game warden in his capacity to police trespassing at these privately-owned reservoirs.


Important Messaage regarding Access to El Paso area Reservoirs:


"Birders throughout the state need to be be aware that access to the three reservoirs southeast of El Paso (Tornillo Reservoir, Fort Hancock Reservoir, and McNary Reservoir) is restricted to a small number of local birders who have written permission to be there. No other birding access is allowed. People in violation of this are subject to be ticketed for trespassing. Out of area birders may get additional information on this matter by contacting a permit holder in El Paso Audubon (Jim Paton at 915-585-2628 or Barry Zimmer at 915-269-6855). It may be possible on occasion for someone to visit the reservoirs by accompanying one of the permit holders. Please do not attempt to contact the irrigation district for access and do not trespass on these sites without a written letter of permission to do so. Failure to cooperate will result in total access denial for everyone, not to mention giving birders in general a bad name. Please abide by these restrictions. Thank you for your cooperatio
n."





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El Paso



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Date: 3/2/17 8:01 am
From: Pauline Tom <ptom5678...>
Subject: [texbirds] NestWatch (eBird's sister) now has app
NestWatch mobile app for reporting observations of avian nestings through CLO is live!
You can download the app via Google Play or the Apple AppStore. Here is a flyer with information about the app. Please share the flyer and spread the word.

When you download the app and log in, use the same credentials you have for the NestWatch website (which is the same as your eBird credentials.)

Your data will sync automatically to your phone or tablet. Please do not add any “test” attempts to the app. Because the app is live, any attempts are recorded as real data in the database.

<Info...> announced, "download the app, give it a spin, and NestWatch us know your thoughts!"

Pauline Tom
(Texas Bluebird Society)
Mountain City HAYS

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Date: 3/1/17 3:48 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Springing in Utopia
.
Had two singing BHVIs at the Utley place this morning ....Both singing in
blooming post oak. Nothing else of note.

On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 5:35 PM, <mitch...> wrote:

> Some recent first of spring dates for new returnees.
> (below, 'ever' = 14 prior years I have data for here)
>
> Black-chinned Hummingbird 2/28 the new normal
> Vermilion Flycatcher .... 2/24 earliest ever
> Ash-throated Flycatcher.. 3/1 earliest ever
> White-eyed Vireo ....... 2/12 earliest ever
> Blue-headed Vireo ....... 2/26 earliest ever
> Common Yellowthroat ..... 2/26 earliest ever
> Barn Swallow ............ 2/24 2nd earliest (2/23 once)
> Purple Martin ........... 2/26 average
>
> Should be a fitzy-fancy warbler around any day now.
>
> "Our" wintering Pine Warbler last seen early Feb.
> "The" wintering Rusty Blackbird last on Feb. 21.
>
> happy feathers!
>
> Mitch Heindel
> Utopia
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Date: 3/1/17 3:36 pm
From: <mitch...>
Subject: [texbirds] Springing in Utopia
Some recent first of spring dates for new returnees.
(below, 'ever' = 14 prior years I have data for here)

Black-chinned Hummingbird 2/28 the new normal
Vermilion Flycatcher .... 2/24 earliest ever
Ash-throated Flycatcher.. 3/1 earliest ever
White-eyed Vireo ....... 2/12 earliest ever
Blue-headed Vireo ....... 2/26 earliest ever
Common Yellowthroat ..... 2/26 earliest ever
Barn Swallow ............ 2/24 2nd earliest (2/23 once)
Purple Martin ........... 2/26 average

Should be a fitzy-fancy warbler around any day now.

"Our" wintering Pine Warbler last seen early Feb.
"The" wintering Rusty Blackbird last on Feb. 21.

happy feathers!

Mitch Heindel
Utopia

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Date: 3/1/17 11:40 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 1, 2017
Good afternoon birders!
Participants in the walk this morning were new to the Valley, so there was great fun showing them the specialties. Kiskadees were everywhere, calling, and some flashing their crest. The White-tailed Kite was a lovely fly-over, and after hearing the lilting whistle of several Altamira Orioles, we finally were able to find a few and enjoy their bright orange beauty.
Come join the fun - bird walks daily leave the Visitor's Center at 8:30am.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers
Santa Ana NWR, Alamo, TX



Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Mar 1, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:26 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
57 species (+1 other taxa)

Gadwall 17
Mottled Duck 3
Blue-winged Teal 37
Cinnamon Teal 1
Northern Shoveler 18
Green-winged Teal 1
Ring-necked Duck 2
Plain Chachalaca 6
Northern Bobwhite 17
Least Grebe 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Snowy Egret 1
Tricolored Heron 5
White Ibis 2
White-faced Ibis 1
Turkey Vulture 8
White-tailed Kite 1
Cooper's Hawk 2
Harris's Hawk 5
Virginia Rail 1
Sora 2
Common Gallinule 2
American Coot 32
Wilson's Snipe 1
White-tipped Dove 1
White-winged Dove 1
Mourning Dove 2
Common Pauraque 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Kiskadee 17
Couch's Kingbird 1
Tropical/Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 4
Green Jay 1
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 2
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 2
Bewick's Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Clay-colored Thrush 2
Long-billed Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 5
Olive Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 10
Red-winged Blackbird 125
Great-tailed Grackle 4
Altamira Oriole 7
House Sparrow 5

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Date: 3/1/17 9:04 am
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Becard, Prairie Falcon, Parrots - oh my!
Hi, all!


Finally got the pics processed from my outing with WD from Corpus yesterday;
had great looks at the becard thanks to a tour group from England (Limosa),
flushed the Prairie Falcon along Anaya Road (but just as quickly went down
into the crops with that wind), and had some nice bluebirds at Anzalduas.
Later we went on a parrot chase along Cynthia and Dallas in McAllen and got
three of the four species we had the other night, along with a calling
Summer Tanager! Some pics are on my Facebook page:



https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe



Bird List:



Gadwall

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Plain Chachalaca

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Cattle Egret

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Turkey Vulture

White-tailed Kite

Cooper's Hawk

Harris's Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Common Gallinule

American Coot

American Avocet

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Rock Pigeon

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

White-tipped Dove

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

American Kestrel

Prairie Falcon

Red-crowned Parrot

Lilac-crowned Parrot

Red-lored Parrot

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Black Phoebe

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Rose-throated Becard

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Green Jay

Horned Lark

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

Verdin

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

American Pipit

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Western Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



73 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 2/28/17 1:53 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Green Kingfisher Chase
Hi, all!


Didn't have time to post yesterday, but took visiting birders Katchy and
Porter out yesterday for some general birding; the Pauraque was a hit at
Estero, and a search for Green Kingfisher at Hugh Ramsey Park yielded a
bunch of Diamond-backed Water Snakes instead, but we finally hit pay dirt
later in the afternoon at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands with a great look at the
kingfisher, and later encounters with both Green Parakeets on Trenton and
four parrot species in south McAllen! A few pictures can be seen on my
Facebook page:



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Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Gadwall

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Redhead

Lesser Scaup

Ruddy Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Anhinga

American White Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

White-tailed Kite

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

Common Ground-Dove

White-tipped Dove

Common Pauraque

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Ringed Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Green Parakeet

Red-crowned Parrot

Lilac-crowned Parrot

Red-lored Parrot

Yellow-headed Parrot

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Eastern Phoebe

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

White-eyed Vireo

Green Jay

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

House Wren

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Clay-colored Thrush

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Orange-crowned Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Olive Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



82 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 2/28/17 11:21 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Feb 28, 2017
Texbirders,
It was another hot and breezy day, already 78 degrees when we set out at
8:30 and 90 degrees by our return. Again the birds challenged us to look
hard and listen carefully. Duck populations are low but we still had a
trifecta of teal, Blue-winged, Green-winged and Cinnamon. A White-tailed
Kite gave great looks, both perched and flying. Everywhere we went, the
Common Yellowthroats were singing.
Come join us. Volunteer guided walks leave from the Visitor Center every
day at 8:30 am.

Steve and Laura Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas


Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Feb 28, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.1 mile(s)
Comments: Hot! 78-90 degrees. Partly cloudy to clear. Thank goodness
for the breeze!
58 species

Gadwall (Anas strepera) 20
Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) 3
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) 30
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) 1
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 20
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 25
Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) 4
Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus) 15
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 3
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) 1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 1
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) 3
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 1
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 4
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 8
White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) 6
White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus) 2
Sora (Porzana carolina) 1 heard only
American Coot (Fulica americana) 30
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 12
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 1 heard only
Inca Dove (Columbina inca) 3
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis) 1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons) 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) 2
Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) 1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet (Camptostoma imberbe) 1 heard only
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) 8
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) 1 heard only
Couch's Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii) 2 heard only
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 6 Probably more but all heard only.
Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas) 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 2
Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) 2
Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) 1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2 heard only
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 2
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 4
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 4 heard only, singing
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 60
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) 1
Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis) 1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1

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Date: 2/28/17 10:49 am
From: Brent Ortego <brentortego...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lake Meredith - East CBC
Today is the deadline for data entry for Christmas Bird Counts.

Amazingly after two months people are still working on count data.


Lake Meredith - East CBC is a regular count that has not entered data. Susan Thompson is listed as the compiler.


Does anybody know if this CBC was run in the 2016-2017 season?



Brent Ortego

Texas CBC Editor

Victoria, TX

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Date: 2/28/17 9:29 am
From: Jon McIntyre <mcintyrebirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Coastal Bend 2/26-2/27
I took visiting birders Julia Jackson and Darlene Ellis birding around the Coastal Bend on Feb. 26-27. We birded county roads in Jim Wells county, Hazel Bazemore Park, North Padre Island, Riverside Park in Victoria, Refugio, Aransas NWR, and the Rockport area. See below for a complete lost of birds we saw.

1. Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck
2. Greater White-Fronted Goose
3. Snow Goose
4. Gadwall
5. American Wigeon
6. Mallard
7. Mottled Duck
8. Blue-Winged Teal
9. Green-Winged Teal
10. Northern Shoveler
11. Northern Pintail
12. Redhead
13. Bufflehead
14. Red-Breasted Merganser
15. Ruddy Duck
16. Wild Turkey
17. Common Loon
18. Pied-Billed Grebe
19. Eared Grebe
20. American White Pelican
21. Brown Pelican
22. Neotropic Cormorant
23. Double-Crested Cormorant
24. Anhinga
25. Great Blue Heron
26. Great Egret
27. Snowy Egret
28. Little Blue Heron
29. Tricolored Heron
30. Reddish Egret
31. Cattle Egret
32. Black-Crowned Night-Heron
33. White Ibis
34. White-Faced Ibis
35. Roseate Spoonbill
36. Black Vulture
37. Turkey Vulture
38. Osprey
39. White-Tailed Kite (CR360 Jim Wells co)
40. Northern Harrier
41. Cooper's Hawk
42. Harris's Hawk
43. Red-Shouldered Hawk
44. White-Tailed Hawk
45. Red-Tailed Hawk
46. Crested Caracara
47. American Kestrel
48. Common Gallinule
49. American Coot
50. Sandhill Crane
51. Whooping Crane
52. Black-Bellied Plover
53. Snowy Plover
54. Semipalmated Plover
55. Piping Plover
56. Killdeer
57. Black-Necked Stilt
58. American Avocet
59. Greater Yellowlegs
60. Lesser Yellowlegs
61. Willet
62. Long-Billed Curlew
63. Marbled Godwit
64. Ruddy Turnstone
65. Sanderling
66. Least Sandpiper
67. Dunlin
68. Short-Billed Dowitcher
69. Long-Billed Dowitcher
70. Wilson's Snipe
71. Laughing Gull
72. Ring-Billed Gull
73. Herring Gull
74. Caspian Tern
75. Royal Tern
76. Forster's Tern
77. Black Skimmer
78. Rock Pigeon
79. Eurasian Collared-Dove
80. White-Winged Dove
81. Mourning Dove
82. Monk Parakeet (Orange Grove)
83. Greater Roadrunner
84. Burrowing Owl (Refugio co)
85. Barred Owl (Lions Park- Refugio)
86. Broad-Billed Hummingbird (Fulton)
87. Buff-Bellied Hummingbird (Fulton)
88. Belted Kingfisher
89. Green Kingfisher (Lions Park- Refugio)
90. Golden-Fronted Woodpecker
91. Red-Bellied Woodpecker
92. Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
93. Ladder-Backed Woodpecker
94. Pileated Woodpecker (Riverside Park)
95. Eastern Phoebe
96. Vermilion Flycatcher (CR239 Jim Wells co)
97. Great Kiskadee
98. Couch's Kingbird
99. Loggerhead Shrike
100. White-Eyed Vireo
101. Blue-Headed Vireo
102. Blue Jay (Riverside Park)
103. Green Jay
104. American Crow
105. Purple Martin
106. Cave Swallow
107. Barn Swallow
108. Carolina Chickadee
109. Tufted Titmouse
110. Black-Crested Titmouse
111. Cactus Wren (CR239 Jim Wells co)
112. Carolina Wren
113. Bewick's Wren
114. House Wren
115. Winter Wren (Aransas NWR)
116. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
117. Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
118. Eastern Bluebird
119. Hermit Thrush
120. American Robin
121. Northern Mockingbird
122. Long-Billed Thrasher
123. Curve-Billed Thrasher
124. European Starling
125. Cedar Waxwing (Aransas NWR)
126. Orange-Crowned Warbler
127. Northern Parula (Lions Park- Refugio)
128. Yellow-Rumped Warbler
129. Black-Throated Green Warbler (4 at Riverside Park)
130. Pine Warbler (Riverside Park)
131. Black-and-White Warbler (Lions Park Refugio)
132. Wilson's Warbler (Riverside Park)
133. Olive Sparrow (CR239 Jim Wells co)
134. Cassin's Sparrow (CR239 Jim Wells co)
135. Chipping Sparrow
136. Vesper Sparrow
137. Lark Sparrow
138. Savannah Sparrow
139. Lincoln's Sparrow
140. White-Crowned Sparrow
141. Northern Cardinal
142. Pyrrhuloxia
143. Red-Winged Blackbird
144. Western Meadowlark
145. Eastern Meadowlark
146. Brewer's Blackbird (CR239 Jim Wells co)
147. Boat-Tailed Grackle
148. Great-Tailed Grackle
149. Brown-Headed Cowbird
150. Audubon's Oriole (CR239 Jim Wells co)
151. American Goldfinch
152. House Sparrow

Jon McIntyre
Corpus Christi, TX

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Date: 2/28/17 7:30 am
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa NWR Bird Tour 2/25/2017
This list is a few days late, but I just got back from my weekend. I seek
forgiveness.
Bill and Judy have told me about a pair of "amorous" Aplomado Falcons that
have been seen quite a bit over the past week or so, and were seen again on
this tour. I wish I had been along for the ride! We still have plenty of
spaces open for our Bird Tour this week, so make a reservation ASAP and you
might get in on the action!

Our bird tours will continue through the end of March, every Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday at 8:30 am, and require a reservation.

We also have habitat tours and Bahia Grande tours, neither of which are
bird tours, but are still great ways to see birds if you are also
interested in a little bit of history and information about the area! They
are also available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

If interested in making a reservation for one of our bird tours, or for more
information about any of the tours, call the Visitor Center at (956)
748-3607 ex. 111, or get more
information on our website at http://tinyurl.com/zfq3gyo


Laguna Atascosa
Bill and Judy Lubben
Feb 25, 2017
8:20 AM
Traveling
18.00 miles
263 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning bird tour
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6 Snow Goose
16 Northern Shoveler
2 Redhead
111 Ruddy Duck
6 Pied-billed Grebe
2 Neotropic Cormorant
6 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Great Blue Heron
4 Great Egret
6 Snowy Egret
9 Little Blue Heron
1 Tricolored Heron
4 Reddish Egret
30 White Ibis
2 White-faced Ibis
1 Black Vulture
5 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
3 Northern Harrier
5 Harris's Hawk
1 White-tailed Hawk
159 American Coot
2 Black-necked Stilt
2 American Avocet
1 Killdeer
58 Long-billed Curlew
25 Long-billed Dowitcher
17 Greater Yellowlegs
4 Lesser Yellowlegs
4 Ring-billed Gull
1 Caspian Tern
12 Forster's Tern
1 White-tipped Dove
1 Mourning Dove
3 Belted Kingfisher
7 Crested Caracara
3 American Kestrel
2 Aplomado Falcon
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Kiskadee
1 Tropical/Couch's Kingbird
1 Green Jay (Green)
5 Tree Swallow
18 Northern Mockingbird
2 Savannah Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
2 Red-winged Blackbird
10 Eastern Meadowlark
2 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 49

--
Hailey Brown
Intern, Visitor Services
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
www.fws.gov/refuge/laguna_atascosa


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