TEXBIRDS
Received From Subject
1/20/18 7:01 pm Faria, Eric W <Eric.W.Faria...> [texbirds] Golden-Crowned Warbler Lions Park Refugio
1/20/18 2:43 pm Greg Lasley <glasley...> [texbirds] Couch's Kingbirds in Lockhart, Caldwell Co.
1/20/18 12:22 pm Faria, Eric W <Eric.W.Faria...> [texbirds] Golden-crowned warbler Refugio Lyons park
1/20/18 11:59 am Faria, Eric W <Eric.W.Faria...> [texbirds] Golden-Crowned Warbler Refugio
1/20/18 11:24 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-20-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/19/18 3:25 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Recent White-throated Swift records from my region
1/19/18 8:57 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-19-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow +4 Zonotrichia @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/18/18 6:59 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: White-throated Swift, Garza Co.
1/18/18 6:29 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: White-throated Swift, Garza Co.
1/18/18 5:49 pm Barret Pierce <bpierce...> [texbirds] Re: White-throated Swift, Garza Co.
1/18/18 4:45 pm Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair...> [texbirds] Re: SWIFT, Sp. - Guadalupe Delta WMA
1/18/18 4:25 pm Cameron Carver <c.o.carver...> [texbirds] Re: White-throated Swift, Garza Co.
1/18/18 3:59 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] White-throated Swift, Garza Co.
1/18/18 3:37 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-18-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/18/18 2:21 pm Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...> [texbirds] Cypress Creek CBC Results
1/18/18 1:48 pm Jack Chiles <chilesjack...> [texbirds] Weekly bird census, Hagerman NWR.
1/17/18 12:32 pm <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dhanson139 for DMARC) [texbirds] Baytown Nature Center Bird Count for 1/18/18
1/17/18 10:51 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 17, 2018
1/17/18 10:41 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-17-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow & 4 Zonotrichia @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/17/18 7:52 am Robert Hardway <rhardway21...> [texbirds] RFI: Golden Crowned Warbler - Refugio
1/17/18 4:17 am Sonny Bratz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ibratz for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: Rufous Hummingbird
1/16/18 4:34 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] Re: Texas Ornithological Society Meeting in Nacogdoches a Big Hit!
1/16/18 4:22 pm Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> [texbirds] Re: Texas Ornithological Society Meeting in Nacogdoches a Big Hit!
1/16/18 1:34 pm Shelia Hargis <shelia.hargis...> [texbirds] Texas Ornithological Society Meeting in Nacogdoches a Big Hit!
1/16/18 1:22 pm Andrew <andydietrich10...> [texbirds] Rufous Hummingbird
1/16/18 11:44 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 16, 2018
1/16/18 8:49 am <dmarc-noreply-outsider...> (Redacted sender ddbrdfrd for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck
1/16/18 8:48 am Marisa Oliva <moliva...> [texbirds] Long-eared Owl continues to be seen at the Edinburg World Birding Center
1/16/18 7:31 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] Warbler Woods Winter Plans
1/15/18 5:53 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-15-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow + 50 sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/15/18 5:39 pm Marilyn Turnage <marilynturnage...> [texbirds] Crested Caracara continues in Denton County
1/15/18 4:43 pm Petra Hockey <phockey...> [texbirds] SWIFT, Sp. - Guadalupe Delta WMA
1/15/18 4:39 pm Petra Hockey <phockey...> [texbirds] Aransas NWR - bay overlook near fishing pier
1/15/18 2:39 pm Andy Dietrich <andydietrich10...> [texbirds] Black-throated Gray Warbler
1/15/18 12:30 pm Kevin Smith <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender kj-smith for DMARC) [texbirds] West Houston/Barker Reservoir Immature Bald Eagle
1/15/18 11:44 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 15, 2018
1/15/18 11:32 am Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...> [texbirds] Harris Hawk - San Antonio
1/15/18 10:46 am Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...> [texbirds] Hutton's Vireo etc, Government Canyon SNA -- Jan 15, 2018
1/15/18 9:40 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] RFI about Little Gull sighting
1/15/18 6:52 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-15-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary continues
1/15/18 4:44 am Timothy Brush <timothy.brush...> [texbirds] Quinta/Blue Bunting update
1/14/18 2:09 pm Sonny Bratz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ibratz for DMARC) [texbirds] Mountain Plovers Refugio County
1/14/18 1:20 pm Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] MLK Holiday bird walk at Santa Ana NWR - YES!
1/14/18 12:55 pm Brent Ortego <brentortego...> [texbirds] Re: Refugio Golden-Crowned Warbler
1/14/18 11:46 am Sonny Bratz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ibratz for DMARC) [texbirds] Refugio Golden-Crowned Warbler
1/14/18 9:43 am Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Nacogdoches Airport birds
1/14/18 7:58 am <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dhanson139 for DMARC) [texbirds] Baytown Nature Center Bird Count 1/18/18
1/14/18 6:57 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-14-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/13/18 11:13 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 13, 2018
1/13/18 10:14 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-13-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow image @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/13/18 8:17 am Sonny Bratz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ibratz for DMARC) [texbirds] Blue bunting Quinta Mazatlan
1/13/18 6:34 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-13-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/12/18 11:00 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 12, 2018
1/12/18 9:27 am Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
1/12/18 8:17 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-12-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/12/18 8:01 am Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
1/12/18 7:38 am <bertf...> [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
1/12/18 7:25 am Dan Smith <dan...> [texbirds] Interesting bird behavior
1/11/18 11:04 pm Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
1/11/18 7:49 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
1/11/18 7:09 pm John Arvin <jcarvin43...> [texbirds] Far Southwest Austin
1/11/18 3:56 pm Lamont Brown <lamont...> [texbirds] Crested Caracara in Denton Co
1/11/18 1:51 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa Bayside Drive Bird Tour 1-11-18
1/11/18 11:29 am Holly Platz <Holly.Platz...> [texbirds] South Llano River State Park Birding Festival update
1/11/18 10:56 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 11, 2018
1/11/18 8:16 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-11-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/10/18 1:15 pm Mark Lockwood <mwlockwood402...> [texbirds] update: crossbills in Marfa
1/10/18 12:11 pm Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 10, 2018
1/10/18 7:31 am Marilyn Turnage <marilynturnage...> [texbirds] Crested Caracara in Denton Co
1/9/18 9:19 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Re: Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
1/9/18 5:55 pm Susan Yost <sdyost...> [texbirds] Bird walk @ LLELA; Denton Co.
1/9/18 2:37 pm Dennis Shepler <dawgler...> [texbirds] Re: Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
1/9/18 12:11 pm Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 9, 2018
1/9/18 9:56 am Mark Lockwood <mwlockwood402...> [texbirds] Re: Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
1/9/18 7:01 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-9-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow 29th day @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/9/18 6:30 am Brent Ortego <brentortego...> [texbirds] Re: Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
1/8/18 9:37 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
1/8/18 5:26 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Re: Long - eared Owl again! Edinburg World Birding Center
1/8/18 3:51 pm SeEttaM . <seettam...> [texbirds] Re: Long-eared Owl at Edinburg Wetlands
1/8/18 3:30 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] Warbler Woods Ettiquite
1/8/18 2:43 pm Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> [texbirds] Re: Long-eared Owl at Edinburg Wetlands
1/8/18 1:05 pm SeEttaM . <seettam...> [texbirds] Long-eared Owl at Edinburg Wetlands
1/8/18 11:56 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Re: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 8, 2018
1/8/18 11:34 am Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...> [texbirds] Re: Long - eared Owl again! Edinburg World Birding Center
1/8/18 11:27 am Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 8, 2018
1/8/18 10:49 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-8-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/8/18 9:18 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Fall Hummingbirds at One Lubbock Yard
1/8/18 6:49 am Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] LANWR Bahia Grande Unit Bird Tour Jan 5, 2018
1/8/18 6:48 am Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa Bird tour Jan 4, 2018
1/7/18 8:14 pm Brian Sheehan <osuwildlifer...> [texbirds] RFI: Sprague's Pipit in Central TX
1/7/18 6:19 pm Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> [texbirds] Re: The First Annual Hardway Birding Challenge
1/7/18 1:54 pm Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...> [texbirds] The First Annual Hardway Birding Challenge
1/7/18 12:01 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: Harris' Hawk in Tarrant County
1/7/18 11:18 am Kelly Bryan <kelly.b.bryan...> [texbirds] Harris' Hawk in Tarrant County
1/7/18 8:58 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-7-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/6/18 1:12 pm Dennis Cooke <denniscooke...> [texbirds] Greater pewee now
1/6/18 11:35 am Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Bahia Grande Bird Tour - 33 species
1/6/18 11:20 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 6, 2018
1/6/18 11:13 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lubbock Area Birding Summary for December - Long
1/6/18 11:03 am <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender drbirdie for DMARC) [texbirds] Houston Greater Pewee(s) RFI
1/6/18 9:19 am Becky Reyes <breyes...> [texbirds] Long - eared Owl again! Edinburg World Birding Center
1/6/18 9:06 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-6-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/5/18 2:30 pm Becky Reyes <breyes...> [texbirds] Long-eared owl - Edinburg World Birding Center
1/5/18 10:45 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR--Willow Lakes, Jan 5, 2018
1/4/18 5:01 pm Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 4, 2018 List 2
1/4/18 5:00 pm Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 4, 2018 List 1
1/4/18 3:10 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-4-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow, Marsh Wren @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1/4/18 1:42 pm Donna Silvers <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender silvers713 for DMARC) [texbirds] Black Throated Gray Warbler - Galveston
1/4/18 12:31 pm Daniel Tyx <danieltyx...> [texbirds] Looking for Salineno photos
1/4/18 6:36 am Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...> [texbirds] Seats available for Williamson Co trip tomorrow
1/4/18 5:26 am Mark Lockwood <mwlockwood402...> [texbirds] Red Crossbills in Marfa
1/3/18 6:48 pm Brent Ortego <brentortego...> [texbirds] Re: Swallows
1/3/18 6:33 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Fwd: Swallows
1/3/18 6:20 pm <jkestner...> [texbirds] Swallows
1/3/18 5:41 pm Tom Langschied <TLangschied...> [texbirds] King Ranch birds - Kleberg county, 01/03/18
1/3/18 11:07 am Timothy Brush <timothy.brush...> [texbirds] Re: Searching for Clay-colored Thrush near McAllen
1/3/18 7:00 am Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Re: Searching for Clay-colored Thrush near McAllen
1/3/18 5:11 am STEVEN B FELDSTEIN <sbf1...> [texbirds] Searching for Clay-colored Thrush near McAllen
1/2/18 10:30 pm Keith Hackland Innkeeper, Alamo Inn B&B <alamoinn...> <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender alamoinn for DMARC) [texbirds] Salineno Feeding Station
1/2/18 7:23 pm Jack Chiles <chilesjack...> [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR.
1/2/18 5:08 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Re: [texbirds]Salineno
1/2/18 5:04 pm C M Prince <GoldwingerTX...> [texbirds] [texbirds]Salineno
1/2/18 12:23 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] The 2018 Photography Game
1/2/18 11:40 am Becky Reyes <breyes...> [texbirds] Edinburg World Birding Center
1/1/18 6:25 pm Bruce Sherman <brucesherman...> [texbirds] Tamaulipas Crow at Goose Island
1/1/18 4:16 pm Kenny Anderson <kennya290...> [texbirds] Re: 2018 Game
1/1/18 12:49 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] 2018 Game
1/1/18 12:30 pm Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] Re: Golden-crowned Sparrow
1/1/18 12:27 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] White River Lake CBC - Full Report
1/1/18 12:27 pm Judy Kestner <jkestner...> [texbirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow
1/1/18 12:26 pm Laura Paulson <laura...> [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 1, 2018
1/1/18 11:47 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lubbock County Highlights - Sunday
1/1/18 11:43 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Highlights from the White River Lake CBC - Saturday - Longish
1/1/18 11:36 am Mark Welch <welch.mark3...> [texbirds] Too cold to fly these Holidays?
1/1/18 11:16 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] The Lynn County Photographic Game - Final Report
1/1/18 11:08 am Ron Huebner <feralbirder...> [texbirds] Re: The Kostecke:Hewetson Competition - An Incredibly Close Finish
1/1/18 10:22 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] The Kostecke:Hewetson Competition - An Incredibly Close Finish
1/1/18 9:34 am Hannah Buschert <Hannah.Buschert...> [texbirds] First Day Bird Walk at Sheldon Lake SP
1/1/18 7:36 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 1-1-2018 Golden-Crowned Sparrow + 4 Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/31/17 1:59 pm Bradford Lirette <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender lirettb for DMARC) [texbirds] Green Kingfisher- Brazoria County - 12/31/2017
12/31/17 12:37 pm David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> [texbirds] Tamaulipas Crow - today
12/31/17 9:17 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-31-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ 4 Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/30/17 5:00 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-30-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow, Hutton’s Vireo, Verdin @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/30/17 2:32 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Short eared owl on Bahia Grande Bird Tour
12/30/17 10:42 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 30, 2017
12/30/17 7:18 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-30-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/30/17 6:56 am Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...> [texbirds] Tamaulipas Crow, Goose Island SP YES
12/29/17 4:49 pm Mark Lockwood <Mark.Lockwood...> [texbirds] Red Crossbills in Marfa
12/29/17 2:17 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] eBird Report - Laguna Atascosa NWR--Bahia Grande Unit, Dec 29, 2017
12/29/17 1:07 pm Susan Foster <idratherbebirding...> [texbirds] Tamaulipas Crow bear Big Tree in Aransas County
12/29/17 11:59 am Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...> [texbirds] New TBRC Current Review Species Reports web page
12/29/17 10:44 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 29, 2017
12/29/17 10:26 am Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> [texbirds] eBird challenges for 2018
12/29/17 9:28 am Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...> [texbirds] Golden Eagle Anahuac NWR
12/29/17 8:14 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-29-17 GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/28/17 9:56 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Red Crossbills, Iraan (Pecos Co.) / CHECK your pecans!
12/28/17 7:13 pm Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...> [texbirds] Castroville Regional Pk -- Dec 28, 2017
12/28/17 3:32 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-28-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow often@ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/28/17 2:39 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Golden eagle yesterday at San Jacinto Monument
12/28/17 10:51 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 28, 2017
12/28/17 6:12 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-28-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/27/17 8:58 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Dalton Square
12/27/17 7:28 pm marlin andrus <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender marconandrus for DMARC) [texbirds] Bird I'D please
12/27/17 6:05 pm C M Prince <GoldwingerTX...> [texbirds] Bird ID please
12/27/17 4:11 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Balmorhea Lake
12/27/17 1:56 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-27-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow still @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/27/17 9:49 am Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] Re: Painted Redstart RFI
12/27/17 8:47 am Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...> [texbirds] Painted Redstart RFI
12/27/17 8:03 am <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dhanson139 for DMARC) [texbirds] Old River CBC 1/2/18
12/26/17 2:15 pm Jack Chiles <chilesjack...> [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR.
12/26/17 2:07 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-26-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow pleasing @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/26/17 11:36 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Tundra Swans still in Lynn County
12/26/17 5:40 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] Golden-Crowned Sparrow 12-26-17 @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/25/17 4:05 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-25-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow & 4 Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/25/17 2:20 pm C M Prince <GoldwingerTX...> [texbirds] [texbirds]Yellow-throated Warbler
12/25/17 1:40 pm David Hanson <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dhanson139 for DMARC) [texbirds] Thompson's Fish Camp
12/24/17 7:02 pm Rex Stanford <calidris.bairdii...> [texbirds] Raptors, Sandhill Cranes, and more (Saturday, 12/23/17)
12/24/17 6:16 pm Bob Friedrichs <bird.fried...> [texbirds] Western/Clark's Grebe at Thompson's Bait Camp
12/24/17 5:33 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-24-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow +55 species @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/24/17 5:09 pm Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] 12-24-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow +55 species @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/24/17 3:33 pm Candy McNamee <birdbug62...> [texbirds] Violet-crowned Hummingbird-YES-12-23-2017 Sanderson, TX
12/24/17 10:37 am Candy McNamee <birdbug62...> [texbirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow-YES 12-24-2017 Warbler Woods
12/24/17 10:15 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Crosby County Highlights from Yesterday
12/24/17 10:00 am Holly Platz <Holly.Platz...> [texbirds] South Llano River State Park Birding Festival
12/24/17 9:59 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Neotropic Cormorants in Lubbock
12/23/17 1:06 pm Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] Re: Recent (non-chaseable) Burnet County Red Crossbill & other good holiday stuff in central Texas
12/23/17 12:47 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] Dec 23rd Bahia Grande Bird Tour
12/23/17 12:46 pm Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...> [texbirds] December 22nd Bahia Grande Bird Tour
12/23/17 12:37 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Red-throated Loon, Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
12/23/17 12:33 pm <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender drbirdie for DMARC) [texbirds] Recent (non-chaseable) Burnet County Red Crossbill & other good holiday stuff in central Texas
12/23/17 12:06 pm Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 23, 2017
12/23/17 10:05 am Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] San Angelo TOS meeting
12/23/17 9:12 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 12-23-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow & 4’Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12/23/17 5:25 am Sue Ewan <ewans...> [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 22, 2017
12/22/17 9:15 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Sanderson (Terrell Co.)
12/22/17 8:31 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] San Angelo
12/22/17 6:29 pm Steve Gast <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender segast23 for DMARC) [texbirds] Sabine’s Gull Thursday
12/22/17 6:27 pm Stephen Gast <segast...> [texbirds] Sabines Gull Thursday
12/22/17 5:50 pm Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] Re: 4 Zonotrichia daily @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz
12/22/17 5:36 pm <mitch...> [texbirds] Re: 4 Zonotrichia daily @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz
12/22/17 1:41 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] Re: 4 Zonotrichia daily @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz
12/22/17 12:30 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 4 Zonotrichia daily @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz
12/22/17 5:28 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] Holiday’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
 
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Date: 1/20/18 7:01 pm
From: Faria, Eric W <Eric.W.Faria...>
Subject: [texbirds] Golden-Crowned Warbler Lions Park Refugio
Forgive me if you received two already I understand they were encrypted.
Saw warbler at 1:15 along river near path past the gazebo and just before the wooden overlook.

Others saw it earlier around 11:30 between creek (where Green fishers are) and the gazebo along the river edge.

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Date: 1/20/18 2:43 pm
From: Greg Lasley <glasley...>
Subject: [texbirds] Couch's Kingbirds in Lockhart, Caldwell Co.
Hello Friends,
I have not been keeping up with TexBirds very well, so please pardon me if this is old news. Today at 12:45 P.M. I passed through Lockhart Municipal Park in Lockhart, Caldwell Co., and located two calling Couch’s Kingbirds. I prepared a detailed write up and posted many photos on iNat at:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9541646 <https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9541646>
if anyone is interested.
Greg Lasley,
Dripping Springs, Texas
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Date: 1/20/18 12:22 pm
From: Faria, Eric W <Eric.W.Faria...>
Subject: [texbirds] Golden-crowned warbler Refugio Lyons park
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Date: 1/20/18 11:59 am
From: Faria, Eric W <Eric.W.Faria...>
Subject: [texbirds] Golden-Crowned Warbler Refugio
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Date: 1/20/18 11:24 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-20-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe, to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html
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Date: 1/19/18 3:25 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Recent White-throated Swift records from my region
Greetings All:
To put in my two cents: recent reports from my region as an eBird reviewer
include a report of 1-4 birds at Caprock Canyon State Park on 10/29/17 and
of four birds from Palo Duro Canyon State Park on 12/20/17. I do not see
any other reports in my 'to-be-reviewed' pile at this point.

Per Seyffert, White-throated Swifts have wintered, in small numbers, in
canyon cuts in the Panhandle Proper during the winters of 1982/1983,
1983/1984, 1984/1985, 1985/1986, /1988, 1988/1989, /1990, 1991/1992, and
/1997. 1983/1984 would indicate that birds were found in December of 1983
and January and/or February of 1984 - /1997 would indicate that no birds
were reported in winter of 1996 but were reported in January or February of
1997.

We now have reports of birds in the region during the fall/winter of
2017/2018 and it will be interesting to see what years in the near future
hold.

It should be noted that winter visits to these canyons tend to be focussed
on winter specialties such as Northern Shrike and American Tree Sparrow: it
would be quite easy for wintering swifts to be overlooked.

Kudos to those who actually scan the skies now and then!

Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 1/19/18 8:57 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-19-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow +4 Zonotrichia @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-19-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow +4 Zonotrichia @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow 1-19-18 by Mary Ann Richey, who is our fantastic Friday volunteer and feeds everyone each Friday. She also had 4 Zonotrichia @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary

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Date: 1/18/18 6:59 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: White-throated Swift, Garza Co.
....
Cameron is right, in Briscoe Co....Cap Rock Canyons submitted by Ken to NAB
or its other assorted titles as well as Palo Duro Canyon , Potter Co. I
assume.
On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 6:24 PM, Cameron Carver <c.o.carver...>
wrote:

> I believe Seyffert’s Birds of the Texas Panhandle discusses a winter
> population in Palo Duro Canyon for several years in the 70’s or so.
>
> Cameron Carver
> Lakewood, CO
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jan 18, 2018, at 18:57, Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Texbirds,
> > In my pusuit of 200 species in 100 Texas counties, I found myself
> chasing a
> > White-throated Sparrow reported by Steve Glover and Greg Cook in Garza
> > County, during a short break from work today. Well, I dipped on the
> sparrow
> > but had point-blank looks at a solitary WHITE-THROATED SWIFT. I watched
> it
> > for less than half a minute before I dove into the car for my camera on
> the
> > passenger seat (always). By the time I grabbed it, turned it on and
> > switched it to burst shot mode the swift was no longer milling about
> > overhead. I waited a little while longer but it did not reappear. It
> > certainly wasn't on the move and I suspect that it's wintering along the
> > Caprock escarpment near this location.
> >
> > The location is Cedar Hills Road just south of US 380, west of Post. The
> > swift appeared at 1:01-1:02 PM near the cleared parcel of land just
> before
> > the "Dead End" sign.
> >
> > I see only two reports for the Panhandle and South Plains in eBird, with
> > both poorly described at distance but in "suitable" habitat just off of
> the
> > Caprock. One of those reports included multiple individuals in
> > mid-December. A winter occurrence is peculiar but perhaps not as unlikely
> > as one would think for a cold-tolerant, aerial insectivore of high
> > altitudes.
> >
> > Good birding!
> > Justin Bosler
> > currently at Dallas Love Field
> >
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Date: 1/18/18 6:29 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: White-throated Swift, Garza Co.
.............
Justin. Swifts are impossible to photo, I am convinced in flight, even
with a camera in hand. I had a camera in hand last year and tried hard for
photos of one, maybe two, White-throated Swifts at Sandy Creek Park on Lk.
Travis Co. (Oct. 21)...I have seen Vaux's, at times with others, 3-4 times
in Texas and once with a camera in hand, Have seen a Black in Port
O'Connor....every effort, even when I have had a camera pretty much handy,
just has ended up with empty sky or tiny blurred specks. Just too fast and
quick.........
But then I am NOT a photographer.

On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 5:57 PM, Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
wrote:

> Texbirds,
> In my pusuit of 200 species in 100 Texas counties, I found myself chasing a
> White-throated Sparrow reported by Steve Glover and Greg Cook in Garza
> County, during a short break from work today. Well, I dipped on the sparrow
> but had point-blank looks at a solitary WHITE-THROATED SWIFT. I watched it
> for less than half a minute before I dove into the car for my camera on the
> passenger seat (always). By the time I grabbed it, turned it on and
> switched it to burst shot mode the swift was no longer milling about
> overhead. I waited a little while longer but it did not reappear. It
> certainly wasn't on the move and I suspect that it's wintering along the
> Caprock escarpment near this location.
>
> The location is Cedar Hills Road just south of US 380, west of Post. The
> swift appeared at 1:01-1:02 PM near the cleared parcel of land just before
> the "Dead End" sign.
>
> I see only two reports for the Panhandle and South Plains in eBird, with
> both poorly described at distance but in "suitable" habitat just off of the
> Caprock. One of those reports included multiple individuals in
> mid-December. A winter occurrence is peculiar but perhaps not as unlikely
> as one would think for a cold-tolerant, aerial insectivore of high
> altitudes.
>
> Good birding!
> Justin Bosler
> currently at Dallas Love Field
>
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Date: 1/18/18 5:49 pm
From: Barret Pierce <bpierce...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: White-throated Swift, Garza Co.
There has been a report of a White-throated Swift at PD C SP this winter in December I believe.

Barrett Pierce

> On Jan 18, 2018, at 6:24 PM, Cameron Carver <c.o.carver...> wrote:
>
> I believe Seyffert’s Birds of the Texas Panhandle discusses a winter population in Palo Duro Canyon for several years in the 70’s or so.
>
> Cameron Carver
> Lakewood, CO
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jan 18, 2018, at 18:57, Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> wrote:
>>
>> Texbirds,
>> In my pusuit of 200 species in 100 Texas counties, I found myself chasing a
>> White-throated Sparrow reported by Steve Glover and Greg Cook in Garza
>> County, during a short break from work today. Well, I dipped on the sparrow
>> but had point-blank looks at a solitary WHITE-THROATED SWIFT. I watched it
>> for less than half a minute before I dove into the car for my camera on the
>> passenger seat (always). By the time I grabbed it, turned it on and
>> switched it to burst shot mode the swift was no longer milling about
>> overhead. I waited a little while longer but it did not reappear. It
>> certainly wasn't on the move and I suspect that it's wintering along the
>> Caprock escarpment near this location.
>>
>> The location is Cedar Hills Road just south of US 380, west of Post. The
>> swift appeared at 1:01-1:02 PM near the cleared parcel of land just before
>> the "Dead End" sign.
>>
>> I see only two reports for the Panhandle and South Plains in eBird, with
>> both poorly described at distance but in "suitable" habitat just off of the
>> Caprock. One of those reports included multiple individuals in
>> mid-December. A winter occurrence is peculiar but perhaps not as unlikely
>> as one would think for a cold-tolerant, aerial insectivore of high
>> altitudes.
>>
>> Good birding!
>> Justin Bosler
>> currently at Dallas Love Field
>>
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Date: 1/18/18 4:45 pm
From: Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: SWIFT, Sp. - Guadalupe Delta WMA
Must be a year for winter swifts. On our Kingsville CBC (12/30) three of
us observed a swift. No photos from us, either.
On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 6:42 PM, Petra Hockey <phockey...> wrote:

> Texbirders:
> I observed a SWIFT, Sp. flying low over the water, feeding, with about
> 150 Tree Swallows today at Buffalo Bayou Lake overlook along HW 35 in the
> Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Managment Area (Calhoun Co.). Got to watch it for
> several minutes through the scope but very backlit, therefore couldn't get
> any detail on subtle color differences in throat and rump area. But looked
> short-tailed with very fluttery flight. From the overlook deck it was in
> the far left back side and disappeared from view several times behind tall
> reeds. A constant scuttling of Tree Swallow was going back and forth across
> HW 35 between Buffalo Lake (south of HW 35) and Green Lake (north of HW 35)
> which is not visible from this point.
>
> The date makes this swift a definite candidate for Vaux's but I don't have
> any hard proof to back this up.
>
> Also seen from this point: Black Phoebe (which disappeared from its
> previous location at the HW 35 boat ramp right after 12/31/17), 2 Gr.
> Kiskadees (heard), Couch's Kingbird, adult Bald Eagle at a distance,
> perched on a tree and having a meal. Ducks were few on the lake but lots of
> snipe and Anhinga.
>
> Petra Hockey
> Port O’Connor, Calhoun Co.
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Date: 1/18/18 4:25 pm
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: White-throated Swift, Garza Co.
I believe Seyffert’s Birds of the Texas Panhandle discusses a winter population in Palo Duro Canyon for several years in the 70’s or so.

Cameron Carver
Lakewood, CO

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 18, 2018, at 18:57, Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> wrote:
>
> Texbirds,
> In my pusuit of 200 species in 100 Texas counties, I found myself chasing a
> White-throated Sparrow reported by Steve Glover and Greg Cook in Garza
> County, during a short break from work today. Well, I dipped on the sparrow
> but had point-blank looks at a solitary WHITE-THROATED SWIFT. I watched it
> for less than half a minute before I dove into the car for my camera on the
> passenger seat (always). By the time I grabbed it, turned it on and
> switched it to burst shot mode the swift was no longer milling about
> overhead. I waited a little while longer but it did not reappear. It
> certainly wasn't on the move and I suspect that it's wintering along the
> Caprock escarpment near this location.
>
> The location is Cedar Hills Road just south of US 380, west of Post. The
> swift appeared at 1:01-1:02 PM near the cleared parcel of land just before
> the "Dead End" sign.
>
> I see only two reports for the Panhandle and South Plains in eBird, with
> both poorly described at distance but in "suitable" habitat just off of the
> Caprock. One of those reports included multiple individuals in
> mid-December. A winter occurrence is peculiar but perhaps not as unlikely
> as one would think for a cold-tolerant, aerial insectivore of high
> altitudes.
>
> Good birding!
> Justin Bosler
> currently at Dallas Love Field
>
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Date: 1/18/18 3:59 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] White-throated Swift, Garza Co.
Texbirds,
In my pusuit of 200 species in 100 Texas counties, I found myself chasing a
White-throated Sparrow reported by Steve Glover and Greg Cook in Garza
County, during a short break from work today. Well, I dipped on the sparrow
but had point-blank looks at a solitary WHITE-THROATED SWIFT. I watched it
for less than half a minute before I dove into the car for my camera on the
passenger seat (always). By the time I grabbed it, turned it on and
switched it to burst shot mode the swift was no longer milling about
overhead. I waited a little while longer but it did not reappear. It
certainly wasn't on the move and I suspect that it's wintering along the
Caprock escarpment near this location.

The location is Cedar Hills Road just south of US 380, west of Post. The
swift appeared at 1:01-1:02 PM near the cleared parcel of land just before
the "Dead End" sign.

I see only two reports for the Panhandle and South Plains in eBird, with
both poorly described at distance but in "suitable" habitat just off of the
Caprock. One of those reports included multiple individuals in
mid-December. A winter occurrence is peculiar but perhaps not as unlikely
as one would think for a cold-tolerant, aerial insectivore of high
altitudes.

Good birding!
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Date: 1/18/18 3:37 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-18-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-18-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow seen by Daniel Teska 1-18-18 @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe, to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

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Date: 1/18/18 2:21 pm
From: Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Cypress Creek CBC Results
Below is Fred's report for this year's count. We are so thankful to everyone who participated, and we hope to have even more participation next year!
The day was cold and snow flurries danced in the headlights as we drove to our area in the predawn. The dawn chorus was highlighted by very light and brief freezing rain. Only 57 birders, compared to an average of 70, had come out to test their metal against the elements. They were highly successful in their efforts, and the count recorded 140 species (plus two noncountable species, Mute Swan and Muscovy Duck). Four "Count Week" species speaks to the effects of the weather. In spite of some unusual misses, the total species number (146) ranks this as one of our best counts. Waterfowl continue to decline and are but a shadow of their former numbers on the prairie. Mute Swan was seen on the count for the first time. It had been seen during Count Week last year. All water birds were generally down except the larger wading sandpipers, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and Stilt Sandpiper, which established a high count of 15. American Woodcock tied its high count of 6. Raptors were below ave
rage generally. However, White-tailed Hawk exceeded its five year average and doubled its long term average. Inca Dove had the lowest total since 2002. Ladder-backed Woodpecker tied its all-time high at 3 in spite of the fact that it wasn't found on count day in the area that typically reports them. Great Kiskadee, first found on the 2006 count, was seen on every count since until this year. The cold blustery day probably accounted for the miss, as opposed to a decline in the species within the area. Bewick's Wren has become much more difficult to find, and this year again only a single bird was found, well below its long term average of 5. Brown Creeper and Golden-crowned Kinglet were two rare misses for the count. Orange-crowned Warbler was well above its long term and five year averages. Sparrows returned to more normal numbers this year after a poor showing last year. Field Sparrow was well above its long term and 5 year average. Savannah Sparrow was more than double its long
term and five year average with a total of 3373; over 2000 of these were reported in one area alone. Western Meadowlark bested its previous high by 1 to set a new mark at 35. This has little to do with the bird's actual abundance but rather with its identification. The 35 birds identified this year were one flock on a Waller County farm. Common Grackles were only a third of their five year average, and only 43 were reported. In the 1990s, this species was present in the count circle in the thousands and the long term average is over 3500. Rusty Blackbird was again missed. It has only been seen in four of the last ten years. House Finch was seen for only the third time in the 42 years of the count and established a high of 3 individuals.

We wish to thank the many land owners who allowed access to their properties. We are most grateful for the access to and support of the Katy Prairie Conservancy, who now protects by ownership or conservation easement more than 20,000 acres in the heart of the circle. The Cypress Creek CBC is the Katy Prairie CBC because of their preservation and conservation efforts.

Thanks,

Kendra Kocab, Naturalist
Kleb Woods Nature Center
281-357-5324

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Date: 1/18/18 1:48 pm
From: Jack Chiles <chilesjack...>
Subject: [texbirds] Weekly bird census, Hagerman NWR.
The bird census was postponed until today because of inclement weather the last couple of days. Once again my son, Mike took care of entering the sightings on eBird. They finished the day with 77 species. There was lots of ice on the refuge today and the ducks were in the few areas that still had open water. From Sandy point they saw 41 Hooded Mergansers and 34 Ruddy Ducks. Most of the Ducks including over 350 Northern Pintails were near L pad. The white geese were flying around and a group of them settled in to the cove near Goode. There were a couple of mature Bald Eagles flying with the geese at one point. There were 10 Cackling Geese sitting on the ice off the end of Plover. They saw at least 23 Red-tailed Hawks. Sparrows were abundant with a total of 85 Harris's and 39 White-crowned Sparrows. 1 Vesper Sparrow was spotted on Short Road.
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Date: 1/17/18 12:32 pm
From: <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dhanson139 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Baytown Nature Center Bird Count for 1/18/18
We have decided to cancel the bird count for Baytown Nature Center for tomorrow 1/18/18. Chuck has plumbing problems at his house and I am still half sick with the crud for 9 days now. So we will try again next month.
 
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Date: 1/17/18 10:51 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 17, 2018
Hi Texbirders,
Now that fingers are thawed enough to type, we can send today's bird walk
report. Starting at 32 degrees and ending at 37 it was cold by valley
standards. Birds gotta eat to survive though. They weren't bothering to
care about us and we got good looks. Maybe the 14 Cinnamon Teals we counted
are always out there but we only usually see a fraction of this amount.
Today they were everywhere we looked. It was nice that the Stilt Sandpipers
were active and feeding so we could pick some out from the larger group of
Long-billed Dowitchers. A Merlin diving on a Peregrine Falcon got us
excited and all the birds moving around. At one point, we could see Sora,
Winter Wren, Olive Sparrow, Killdeer, Common Yellowthroat, Clay-colored
Thrush, Green Kingfisher, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Great Kiskadee and Eastern
Phoebe, basically all at once in a tiny little spot!
We spent some time looking for Rose-throated Becards to no avail. Day
before yesterday a male with a rosy throat was photographed so we now know
we have two, possibly a pair! If you come looking for them, know that all
sightings have been in the area between the tower and the photo blind.

Bird walks leave the Visitor Center at 8:30 am every day but Sunday. See
you here!

Laura and Steve Paulson
USFWS volunteers
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Alamo, Texas


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Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 17, 2018

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 17, 2018 8:25 AM - 11:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Comments: Morning refuge walk.out 32 -38 degrees. Brrr!
58 species

Blue-winged Teal 50
Cinnamon Teal 14
Northern Shoveler 40
Gadwall 35
Northern Pintail 25
Green-winged Teal 35
Lesser Scaup 1
Ruddy Duck 4
Plain Chachalaca 6
Least Grebe 11
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Turkey Vulture 4
Harris's Hawk 8
Sora 1
American Coot 60
Black-necked Stilt 44
Killdeer 12
Stilt Sandpiper 3
Least Sandpiper 6
Long-billed Dowitcher 45
Wilson's Snipe 6
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Inca Dove 3
White-tipped Dove 7
Common Pauraque 2
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 3
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Kiskadee 10
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 12
Black-crested Titmouse 6
Verdin 3
House Wren 1
Winter Wren 1 Continuing in same location. Silent today but seen well.
Small dark wren with tiny tail cocked up.
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Long-billed Thrasher 4
Northern Mockingbird 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 9
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Olive Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Altamira Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Great-tailed Grackle 4
House Sparrow 1

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Date: 1/17/18 10:41 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-17-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow & 4 Zonotrichia @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-17-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow & 4 Zonotrichia @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow & 4 Zonotrichia seen by Rick Knight of Tenn. today—so glad birds cooperated for him! He is on his way home from West TX. Seen Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary

Thanks to Paul of Belmont for volunteering to help with unloading a month of birdfood & helping check freeze damage of water features! We need more volunteers and are most appreciative for help!

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
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Date: 1/17/18 7:52 am
From: Robert Hardway <rhardway21...>
Subject: [texbirds] RFI: Golden Crowned Warbler - Refugio
Texbirders,
I would greatly appreciate a note from anyone chasing the golden-crowned
warbler at Lions Shelly Park in Refugio the next couple days either
positive or negative. Thinking about making the run from Lago on
Saturday. Hopefully it's toughing out the cold.

Thanks in advance and good birding!!

Rob Hardway
Lago Vista TX


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Date: 1/17/18 4:17 am
From: Sonny Bratz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ibratz for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Rufous Hummingbird
I have had two female Rufous Hummingbirds at my feeder this week. I usually have one every winter

Sonny Bratz
Victoria

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> On Jan 16, 2018, at 3:21 PM, Andrew <andydietrich10...> wrote:
>
> Had a male Rufous Hummingbird in backyard this morning around 11. FOY sighting for house and only second seen in yard in twenty years. Beautiful! Waiting for it to return on this cold and winter mix day. Also have 35 + American Goldfinches, 2 Blue Jays, 3 Cardinals, 6 House sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warbler , Carolina Wren,2 Orange -crowned Warblers, 2 Carolina Chickadees 3 White-winged dove and 3 MOD and one Pine Warbler. What a nice viewing day.
>
> Andrew Dietrich
> Pearland Tx
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Date: 1/16/18 4:34 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Texas Ornithological Society Meeting in Nacogdoches a Big Hit!
I had the feature article on Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary and they also butchered my name and several other facts—we have to do wo editorial corrections to get pr out there and I’m thankful they covered TOS! Luckily, most birders know you!
So nice to have you visit, although we couldn’t talk much!

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS

> On Jan 16, 2018, at 6:21 PM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> wrote:
>
> Hi all -
> Thanks, Sheila for the update, and to the TOS and Pineywoods Audubon for a great weekend! The video from the TV clip does not convey the 26-degree temperatures and the 20-mph winds that we experienced up at the other end of the airport, but the reporter got almost everything correct in the story. Well, except my name! http://www.ktre.com/story/37256974/birdwatchers-flock-to-nacogdoches-for-winter-convention
>
> The sparrows and Sprague's Pipits at the airport were wonderful, I just wish we had a little more pleasant weather. The Angelina bottomlands featured lots of colors - Brown (-headed Nuthatches and Creepers), Red (Crossbills and -bellied Woodpeckers), Ruby & Golden (-crowned Kinglets), Yellow (-bellied Sapsucker), and Blue (Jays, -headed Vireo, and Eastern *birds), along with a very neat River Otter. However, I was REALLY impressed with Kurth Lake - what a gem! Kudos to the City of Lufkin for making the place available for fishing and birding - I saw more Canvasbacks there than I have cumulatively seen before that in Texas.
>
> I ended up getting three new Texas birds during the TOS Nacogdoches weekend - the Henslow's Sparrow featured in the video clip, the Red Crossbills down in the Angelina River bottomlands, and a Fox Sparrow at the Nacogdoches Water Treatment plant. Woo hoo!
>
> Many thanks to all of the trip leaders for their great planning, preparation, and cooperation.
>
> After the Meeting was over, I headed toward San Antonio / Austin in order to catch the UT / UConn women's basketball game on Monday night. Monday afternoon I dropped into Warbler Woods to see Susan and Don Schaezler and, of course the, Four Zs. I saw the White-crowned Sparrows almost immediately, then the White-throateds, and the Harris' Sparrow (handsome bird!) showed after about an hour. It took about more three hours, but the Golden-crowned Sparrow final completed the Zonotrichia-sweep, and added another Texas Bird to my list. Yesss!
>
> That evening, the UConn women battled a VERY tough UT squad but hung on for the win, and I was able to high-tail it back to Corpus Christi ahead of the wind, rain and cold temperatures.
>
> A darn-near perfect weekend. Thanks, all!
>
>
> Clay (Cliff) Taylor
> TOS Life Member
> Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
> <Clay.taylor...>
> 401-965-9064
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Shelia Hargis
> Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:33 PM
> To: Texbirds <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Texas Ornithological Society Meeting in Nacogdoches a Big Hit!
>
> The Texas Ornithological Society’s winter meeting was held in Nacogdoches this past weekend, and by all accounts, it was very successful and fun!
> Pineywoods Audubon was our host, and they did a fantastic job of putting together great field trips, rounding up interesting presenters, amassing an amazing number of silent auction items, and making us all feel welcome.
> Pineywoods Audubon is a small group and nearly everyone in their organization contributed in some way to the meeting.
>
> Some of the highlights include:
>
>
> The birds! Just to name a few – Golden Eagle, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sprague’s Pipit, Henslow’s Sparrow, Le Conte’s Sparrow, and Red Crossbills. And Bald Eagles everywhere with numerous individuals on nests! We were too early for displaying Woodcocks, but several groups found the birds anyway. Quite a few attendees added new birds to their life lists.
>
>
> A great participant turnout! We had over 150 people attending and bringing their enthusiasm for birds and their ecotourism money to Nacogdoches.
>
>
> Media coverage! Susie Lower, TOS and Pineywoods Audubon member, arranged for an article in the local paper, http://dailysentinel.com/social_media/article_c3751f17-1d6b-5340-8f8c-1cdbd058831b.html.
> And we even had a KTRE reporter join us in the field, http://www.ktre.com/story/37256974/birdwatchers-flock-to-nacogdoches-for-winter-convention.
> Conveniently she showed up while we were riding high from great looks at a Henslow’s Sparrow!
>
>
> The TOS Board voted to fund research projects across Texas and restoration projects in Port Aransas and Rockport! We will be funding nest boxes for Rebekah Rylander’s Urbanization Effects on Cavity Nesters research project.
> We will also be funding the purchase of ten geolocators for Jim Ray’s Purple Martin migration research project. And we will be assisting with restoration efforts at Paradise Pond in Port Aransas and at the Bird Demo Garden (also called Tule Marsh East) in Rockport.
>
>
> I’ll close with a special thanks to Dave Wallace, Vickie Wallace, Cliff Shackelford, and Susie Lower of Pineywoods Audubon. They worked closely with us for months getting everything in order and rounding up all the other volunteers to lead field trips, give presentations, staff tables, hand out lunches, decorate tables, solicit silent auction items, etc. It was a pleasure working with them. On behalf of the TOS Board and all the TOS members who attended, thank you Dave, Vickie, Cliff, Susie and all Pineywoods Audubon volunteers for a fantastic meeting!
>
> Shelia Hargis
> President, Texas Ornithological Society
>
> PS I hope to see many of you in Alpine in May for our spring meeting. Mark your calendars for May 3 – 6, 2018, and watch www.texasbirds.org for updates.
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Date: 1/16/18 4:22 pm
From: Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Texas Ornithological Society Meeting in Nacogdoches a Big Hit!
Hi all -
Thanks, Sheila for the update, and to the TOS and Pineywoods Audubon for a great weekend! The video from the TV clip does not convey the 26-degree temperatures and the 20-mph winds that we experienced up at the other end of the airport, but the reporter got almost everything correct in the story. Well, except my name! http://www.ktre.com/story/37256974/birdwatchers-flock-to-nacogdoches-for-winter-convention

The sparrows and Sprague's Pipits at the airport were wonderful, I just wish we had a little more pleasant weather. The Angelina bottomlands featured lots of colors - Brown (-headed Nuthatches and Creepers), Red (Crossbills and -bellied Woodpeckers), Ruby & Golden (-crowned Kinglets), Yellow (-bellied Sapsucker), and Blue (Jays, -headed Vireo, and Eastern *birds), along with a very neat River Otter. However, I was REALLY impressed with Kurth Lake - what a gem! Kudos to the City of Lufkin for making the place available for fishing and birding - I saw more Canvasbacks there than I have cumulatively seen before that in Texas.

I ended up getting three new Texas birds during the TOS Nacogdoches weekend - the Henslow's Sparrow featured in the video clip, the Red Crossbills down in the Angelina River bottomlands, and a Fox Sparrow at the Nacogdoches Water Treatment plant. Woo hoo!

Many thanks to all of the trip leaders for their great planning, preparation, and cooperation.

After the Meeting was over, I headed toward San Antonio / Austin in order to catch the UT / UConn women's basketball game on Monday night. Monday afternoon I dropped into Warbler Woods to see Susan and Don Schaezler and, of course the, Four Zs. I saw the White-crowned Sparrows almost immediately, then the White-throateds, and the Harris' Sparrow (handsome bird!) showed after about an hour. It took about more three hours, but the Golden-crowned Sparrow final completed the Zonotrichia-sweep, and added another Texas Bird to my list. Yesss!

That evening, the UConn women battled a VERY tough UT squad but hung on for the win, and I was able to high-tail it back to Corpus Christi ahead of the wind, rain and cold temperatures.

A darn-near perfect weekend. Thanks, all!


Clay (Cliff) 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 Shelia Hargis
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:33 PM
To: Texbirds <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Texas Ornithological Society Meeting in Nacogdoches a Big Hit!

The Texas Ornithological Society’s winter meeting was held in Nacogdoches this past weekend, and by all accounts, it was very successful and fun!
Pineywoods Audubon was our host, and they did a fantastic job of putting together great field trips, rounding up interesting presenters, amassing an amazing number of silent auction items, and making us all feel welcome.
Pineywoods Audubon is a small group and nearly everyone in their organization contributed in some way to the meeting.

Some of the highlights include:


The birds! Just to name a few – Golden Eagle, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sprague’s Pipit, Henslow’s Sparrow, Le Conte’s Sparrow, and Red Crossbills. And Bald Eagles everywhere with numerous individuals on nests! We were too early for displaying Woodcocks, but several groups found the birds anyway. Quite a few attendees added new birds to their life lists.


A great participant turnout! We had over 150 people attending and bringing their enthusiasm for birds and their ecotourism money to Nacogdoches.


Media coverage! Susie Lower, TOS and Pineywoods Audubon member, arranged for an article in the local paper, http://dailysentinel.com/social_media/article_c3751f17-1d6b-5340-8f8c-1cdbd058831b.html.
And we even had a KTRE reporter join us in the field, http://www.ktre.com/story/37256974/birdwatchers-flock-to-nacogdoches-for-winter-convention.
Conveniently she showed up while we were riding high from great looks at a Henslow’s Sparrow!


The TOS Board voted to fund research projects across Texas and restoration projects in Port Aransas and Rockport! We will be funding nest boxes for Rebekah Rylander’s Urbanization Effects on Cavity Nesters research project.
We will also be funding the purchase of ten geolocators for Jim Ray’s Purple Martin migration research project. And we will be assisting with restoration efforts at Paradise Pond in Port Aransas and at the Bird Demo Garden (also called Tule Marsh East) in Rockport.


I’ll close with a special thanks to Dave Wallace, Vickie Wallace, Cliff Shackelford, and Susie Lower of Pineywoods Audubon. They worked closely with us for months getting everything in order and rounding up all the other volunteers to lead field trips, give presentations, staff tables, hand out lunches, decorate tables, solicit silent auction items, etc. It was a pleasure working with them. On behalf of the TOS Board and all the TOS members who attended, thank you Dave, Vickie, Cliff, Susie and all Pineywoods Audubon volunteers for a fantastic meeting!

Shelia Hargis
President, Texas Ornithological Society

PS I hope to see many of you in Alpine in May for our spring meeting. Mark your calendars for May 3 – 6, 2018, and watch www.texasbirds.org for updates.

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Date: 1/16/18 1:34 pm
From: Shelia Hargis <shelia.hargis...>
Subject: [texbirds] Texas Ornithological Society Meeting in Nacogdoches a Big Hit!
The Texas Ornithological Society’s winter meeting was held in Nacogdoches
this past weekend, and by all accounts, it was very successful and fun!
Pineywoods Audubon was our host, and they did a fantastic job of putting
together great field trips, rounding up interesting presenters, amassing an
amazing number of silent auction items, and making us all feel welcome.
Pineywoods Audubon is a small group and nearly everyone in their
organization contributed in some way to the meeting.

Some of the highlights include:


The birds! Just to name a few – Golden Eagle, Red-cockaded Woodpecker,
White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sprague’s Pipit, Henslow’s
Sparrow, Le Conte’s Sparrow, and Red Crossbills. And Bald Eagles everywhere
with numerous individuals on nests! We were too early for displaying
Woodcocks, but several groups found the birds anyway. Quite a few attendees
added new birds to their life lists.


A great participant turnout! We had over 150 people attending and bringing
their enthusiasm for birds and their ecotourism money to Nacogdoches.


Media coverage! Susie Lower, TOS and Pineywoods Audubon member, arranged
for an article in the local paper,
http://dailysentinel.com/social_media/article_c3751f17-1d6b-5340-8f8c-1cdbd058831b.html.
And we even had a KTRE reporter join us in the field,
http://www.ktre.com/story/37256974/birdwatchers-flock-to-nacogdoches-for-winter-convention.
Conveniently she showed up while we were riding high from great looks at a
Henslow’s Sparrow!


The TOS Board voted to fund research projects across Texas and restoration
projects in Port Aransas and Rockport! We will be funding nest boxes for
Rebekah Rylander’s Urbanization Effects on Cavity Nesters research project.
We will also be funding the purchase of ten geolocators for Jim Ray’s
Purple Martin migration research project. And we will be assisting with
restoration efforts at Paradise Pond in Port Aransas and at the Bird Demo
Garden (also called Tule Marsh East) in Rockport.


I’ll close with a special thanks to Dave Wallace, Vickie Wallace, Cliff
Shackelford, and Susie Lower of Pineywoods Audubon. They worked closely
with us for months getting everything in order and rounding up all the
other volunteers to lead field trips, give presentations, staff tables,
hand out lunches, decorate tables, solicit silent auction items, etc. It
was a pleasure working with them. On behalf of the TOS Board and all the
TOS members who attended, thank you Dave, Vickie, Cliff, Susie and all
Pineywoods Audubon volunteers for a fantastic meeting!

Shelia Hargis
President, Texas Ornithological Society

PS I hope to see many of you in Alpine in May for our spring meeting. Mark
your calendars for May 3 – 6, 2018, and watch www.texasbirds.org for
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Date: 1/16/18 1:22 pm
From: Andrew <andydietrich10...>
Subject: [texbirds] Rufous Hummingbird
Had a male Rufous Hummingbird in backyard this morning around 11. FOY sighting for house and only second seen in yard in twenty years. Beautiful! Waiting for it to return on this cold and winter mix day. Also have 35 + American Goldfinches, 2 Blue Jays, 3 Cardinals, 6 House sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warbler , Carolina Wren,2 Orange -crowned Warblers, 2 Carolina Chickadees 3 White-winged dove and 3 MOD and one Pine Warbler. What a nice viewing day.

Andrew Dietrich
Pearland Tx

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Date: 1/16/18 11:44 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 16, 2018
Hi Texbirders,
Six hardy souls braved the incoming cold front to go birding with us this
morning. We started the walk at 43 degrees and ended it at 37! Species
count was a little low, as expected, but we were treated to lovely valley
specialties like Green Jays, Altamira Orioles, Plain Chachalacas,
White-tipped Doves and Common Pauraques, satisfyingly intimate views of
waterfowl and shorebirds, and good looks at Olive Sparrows. The pièce de
résistance today was the beautiful Vermilion Flycatcher right at the end of
the walk. He had been missing in action and we were happy to welcome him
back.
You are welcome to join us too. Walks leave from the front of the Visitor
Center at 8:30 am every day but Sunday. If you plan to come tomorrow, dress
warm as temperatures are predicted to be below freezing in the morning. We
will be there for the walk at the usual time though we were just informed
that the Visitor Center will not be opening tomorrow until 11 am.

Stay warm and safe out there!

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



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Date: Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 1:18 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 16, 2018

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 16, 2018 8:20 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Refuge morning walk. Incoming cold front dropping
temperatures during walk. 43-37 degrees, windy, at times a very light mist.
56 species (+1 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal 45
Cinnamon Teal 3
Northern Shoveler 40
Gadwall 35
American Wigeon 1
Northern Pintail 20
Green-winged Teal 40
Ruddy Duck 3
Plain Chachalaca 5
Least Grebe 11
Pied-billed Grebe 4
White Ibis 4
White-faced Ibis 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Coot 60
Black-necked Stilt 45
Killdeer 8
Least Sandpiper 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 50
Wilson's Snipe 6
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 3
White-tipped Dove 6
Common Pauraque 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 44
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Peregrine Falcon 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
Eastern Phoebe 5
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 10
Tropical Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Green Jay 12
Tree Swallow 1
Black-crested Titmouse 6
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10
Northern Mockingbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 8
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Olive Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Altamira Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 60
Great-tailed Grackle 5
Lesser Goldfinch 2 Not sure how many as we only heard them in the top
of a tree. More than one from the sounds of it.

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Date: 1/16/18 8:49 am
From: <dmarc-noreply-outsider...> (Redacted sender ddbrdfrd for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: American Black Duck

Texbirders,

I arrived at Sunset Bay of White Rock Lake in Dallas at 9:30am Monday 15 January to find a lot of Mallards, a Pintail, three Wood Ducks and a lot of Am Coots, but no American Black until 3:45pm. Approaching the park from Poppy Drive near the hospital works best.

Others had told me the bird appears at this location at this time. It was quite a bit darker than the numerous female Mallards that were continuously present all day.

David Bradford
Houston






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Date: 1/16/18 8:48 am
From: Marisa Oliva <moliva...>
Subject: [texbirds] Long-eared Owl continues to be seen at the Edinburg World Birding Center
Good morning,
The Long-eared Owl continues to be seen at the Edinburg World Birding
Center. Yesterday, it was seen for the first time in a week, hanging out
in the same tree it was discovered the previous Saturday (nine days prior).
It remained in the tree the whole day, though it was alert and awake most
of the day.

This morning, shortly after 7 am, it was seen sitting on a wire on the east
face of our building, being buffered by the wind. It flew off shortly
after and has not been reseen as of 10 this morning.

The Long-eared Owl was first seen and identified on Thursday, January 4th.
This is the first sighting of the species in our short history, as well as
for the Edinburg area.

With the weather turning colder, we advise anyone who comes out looking for
the owl to dress for the weather. Temps are expected to drop on the mid
30's by this afternoon, with rain and sleet in the forecast. We will
remain open until 6 pm today.

Thank you,


*Marisa Oliva-Rodriguez, Manager*

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center

​PO Box 1079

714 Raul Longoria Rd

Edinburg, Texas 78540

956.381.9922 O 956.381-0175 F

<moliva...>

http://www.cityofedinburg.com

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

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Date: 1/16/18 7:31 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Warbler Woods Winter Plans
Warbler Woods Winter Plans
Don went out at midnight for last trip on property and threw seed into the brushy areas, so that Deer don’t get it and hopefully, the Golden-Crowned Sparrow and others get some food during the long freezes! There will be a lot of work tomorrow afternoon to check our ~30 water systems—please consider volunteering and help during these times, plus we have to pick up >ton of birdseed in bags, which have to be put into 7 garbage cans and that will happen Wednesday too—please volunteer to help—there is so much work to do here!

Also, I anticipate high demand for this weekend for high-sixty highs temp after 3 days of cabin weather. I will be controlling parking on visitors and the first ones will get a parking place and the rest will have to park on Old Wiederstein Rd, on the other side of the white line.

Please use the contact form when requesting a visit and introduce yourself, if I don’t know you and with going through >200 communications/day, I’m tired. I also get irritated with people that don’t read what is requested or the ones that don’t follow instructions and end up sending 5 emails back and forth—I just don’t have time to handle these things. If your phone number isn’t in my database, I don’t answer my phone and only return calls that leave a message, but I prefer email and don’t have time for phone communications.

So, if you want to visit to see the Golden-Crowned Sparrow, make plans in advance—I also post to @SusanWarbler twitter first on notifications

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Susan Schaezler
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Date: 1/15/18 5:53 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-15-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow + 50 sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-15-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow + 50 sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
51 species for the day—follow the link below to see the latest update for Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary birds! Fantastic visitors today and an inspiring 14 yr old young man that also saw 4 Zonotrichia today! Birding is such fun! Verdin came into the water feature today.

Susan Schaezler
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Date: 1/15/18 5:39 pm
From: Marilyn Turnage <marilynturnage...>
Subject: [texbirds] Crested Caracara continues in Denton County
Marilyn TurnageFlower Mound
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Date: 1/15/18 4:43 pm
From: Petra Hockey <phockey...>
Subject: [texbirds] SWIFT, Sp. - Guadalupe Delta WMA
Texbirders:
I observed a SWIFT, Sp. flying low over the water, feeding, with about 150 Tree Swallows today at Buffalo Bayou Lake overlook along HW 35 in the Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Managment Area (Calhoun Co.). Got to watch it for several minutes through the scope but very backlit, therefore couldn't get any detail on subtle color differences in throat and rump area. But looked short-tailed with very fluttery flight. From the overlook deck it was in the far left back side and disappeared from view several times behind tall reeds. A constant scuttling of Tree Swallow was going back and forth across HW 35 between Buffalo Lake (south of HW 35) and Green Lake (north of HW 35) which is not visible from this point.

The date makes this swift a definite candidate for Vaux's but I don't have any hard proof to back this up.

Also seen from this point: Black Phoebe (which disappeared from its previous location at the HW 35 boat ramp right after 12/31/17), 2 Gr. Kiskadees (heard), Couch's Kingbird, adult Bald Eagle at a distance, perched on a tree and having a meal. Ducks were few on the lake but lots of snipe and Anhinga.

Petra Hockey
Port O’Connor, Calhoun Co.
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Date: 1/15/18 4:39 pm
From: Petra Hockey <phockey...>
Subject: [texbirds] Aransas NWR - bay overlook near fishing pier
Texbirders:
The bay overlook by the fishing pier at the Aransas NWR (land area in Aransas but looking out over Calhoun Co. water) had some very nice birds today. I found the Horned Grebes I was looking for, 14 of them to be exact. Had a huge (for this area) flock of 52 Red-breasted Mergansers, around 20 Common Goldeneyes, a pair of Greater Scaup, a very distant Surf Scoter, a partially leucistic fem. Redhead that had me thinking Long-tailed Duck for a while. Lots of more common birds, too. The extremely low tide created excellent feeding conditions for shorebirds, herons and egrets incl. Reddish, Marbled Godwits, Am. Oystercatchers, tons of Dunlins, etc. I got to share my scope with some scope-less birders and made them very happy. On the way back everything had moved way out due to 2 kayak fishermen in the cove. I guess I hit it lucky.

Petra Hockey
Port O’Connor, Calhoun Co.
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Date: 1/15/18 2:39 pm
From: Andy Dietrich <andydietrich10...>
Subject: [texbirds] Black-throated Gray Warbler
I found the Black-throated Gray Warbler at Kempner Park in Galveston yesterday at 1 pm. Had great looks for about five minutes as it moved around the bare tree next the swing set. It was hunting bugs I believe from the Yellow Bellied Sapsucker holes. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was also visiting tree every fifteen minutes or so. It was with small flock of birds that included Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned warbler (2), and a Yellow-rump Warbler.

Andrew Dietrich
Pearland

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Date: 1/15/18 12:30 pm
From: Kevin Smith <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender kj-smith for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] West Houston/Barker Reservoir Immature Bald Eagle
I observed (and photographed) an immature Bald Eagle soaring fairly low over northwest Barker Reservoir this morning around 11:30 am. 
Submitted to eBird with photo.
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Date: 1/15/18 11:44 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 15, 2018
A good group of birders turned out for this morning's walk but the birds
made us work to see them. The most productive areas were near the trail
head and the visitor center today with a good assortment of Valley
specialties seen. A group of women who started with us but who split off to
bird on their own reported finding the Rose-throated Becard near the tower.
We missed it but are thrilled to know it is still around!
Bird walks leave from the Visitor Center at 8:30 am Monday-Saturday. We'd
love to have you join us.

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

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Date: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 1:31 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 15, 2018

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 15, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.75 mile(s)
Comments: Morning Refuge Walk. Increasing clouds and wind as morning
progressed. 57-77 degrees.
66 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1
Blue-winged Teal 45
Cinnamon Teal 5
Northern Shoveler 60
Gadwall 50
Northern Pintail 10
Green-winged Teal 35
Lesser Scaup 5
Ruddy Duck 5
Plain Chachalaca 7
Least Grebe 9
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Egret 2
White Ibis 5
White-faced Ibis 3
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 8
Osprey 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 6
White-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 70
Black-necked Stilt 35
Killdeer 4
Stilt Sandpiper 15
Least Sandpiper 25
Long-billed Dowitcher 60
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Inca Dove 2
Common Ground-Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 3
Mourning Dove 1
Common Pauraque 2
Green Kingfisher 1 heard at Willow 4
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 5
American Kestrel 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Kiskadee 8
Tropical Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 10
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 1
Cave Swallow 5
Black-crested Titmouse 6
Verdin 3
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 4
Orange-crowned Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Altamira Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Great-tailed Grackle 3
Lesser Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 10

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Date: 1/15/18 11:32 am
From: Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...>
Subject: [texbirds] Harris Hawk - San Antonio
All,
Currently looking at a nice Harris Hawk about half mile west of Culebra Rd
on Galm Rd. My first in San Antonio. Got some photos, will share later.

Best,
Nate Nye
San Antonio


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Date: 1/15/18 10:46 am
From: Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...>
Subject: [texbirds] Hutton's Vireo etc, Government Canyon SNA -- Jan 15, 2018
Good morning,
My daughter (10 yo) has been a great birding buddy lately. She and I hiked
Lytle's Loop at Government Canyon this morning. Our hopes were to see
Harris' Sparrow and Sprague's Pipit, but missed on both of those today. I
had seen several Sprague's Pipits near the guard shack in Feb 2016 and
Harris Sparrows in the general vicinity, but been a while since I've seen
these around here. However we did see a really nice Hutton's Vireo... So
close at times that you couldn't even focus binoculars on it, feeding on a
particular live oak for several minutes. My daughter thought it was the
cutest bird ever. Another highlight was a cooperative, brightly plumaged
male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Full ebird list below. Good birding!

V/R,
Nate Nye
San Antonio, TX


Government Canyon SNA (HOTE 085)
Jan 15, 2018
7:30 AM
Traveling
5.00 miles
5 hours
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Lytle's Loop

1 Neotropic Cormorant (flyover)
1 Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
5 Mourning Dove
1 Greater Roadrunner
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 American Kestrel
3 Eastern Phoebe
1 Loggerhead Shrike
1 Hutton's Vireo
2 Carolina Chickadee
3 Black-crested Titmouse
2 Carolina Wren
5 Bewick's Wren
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
10 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Eastern Bluebird
5 Northern Mockingbird
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
3 Field Sparrow
4 Vesper Sparrow
4 Song Sparrow
10 Lincoln's Sparrow
2 Spotted Towhee
15 Northern Cardinal
5 Lesser Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 28


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Date: 1/15/18 9:40 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] RFI about Little Gull sighting
Greetings All:
I had heard rumors of a Little Gull sighting in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
but have seen nothing on either texbirds or eBird. Any details about this
bird would be much appreciated as it is high on my list of ABA chase birds.

Thanks; Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 1/15/18 6:52 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-15-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary continues
1-15-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow seen by Kays @ 820 am @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe,
to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html
Please introduce yourself if I don’t know you
Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
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Date: 1/15/18 4:44 am
From: Timothy Brush <timothy.brush...>
Subject: [texbirds] Quinta/Blue Bunting update
I just heard that Quinta Mazatlan will be open today (Monday) for birders wanting to try for the Blue Bunting. Normally the park is closed on Mondays. We are expecting a strong cold front tomorrow (mid morning) and the weather may not be real pleasant for a few days.
Regards,
Tim Brush
Edinburg, TX
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Date: 1/14/18 2:09 pm
From: Sonny Bratz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ibratz for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Mountain Plovers Refugio County
At least 40 Mountain Plovers in a field being plowed now 4:00 pm. Off FM 2678 and Rancho Grande road near Bayside

Sonny Bratz
Victoria

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Date: 1/14/18 1:20 pm
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] MLK Holiday bird walk at Santa Ana NWR - YES!
Folks have been asking if tomorrow's bird walk is happening given that it
is a federal holiday. YES, indeedy doody, it is! The Visitor Center will be
closed in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday but the refuge is
open and the bird walk is on.
Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:30 am. Let's go birding!

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


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Date: 1/14/18 12:55 pm
From: Brent Ortego <brentortego...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Refugio Golden-Crowned Warbler
The last I checked the park was gated closed. Has this changed?
Brent Ortego
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To: Texbirds
Subject: [texbirds] Refugio Golden-Crowned Warbler

A Golden-crowned Warbler at Lions Park in Refugio seen at 1:40 pm today (1/14). There is a square pavilion about 15 x 15 next to a wood bench in the back of the park near the river. It is in this vicinity low on ground and shrubs. I saw the one here last January and it looks just like it

Sonny Bratz

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Date: 1/14/18 11:46 am
From: Sonny Bratz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ibratz for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Refugio Golden-Crowned Warbler
A Golden-crowned Warbler at Lions Park in Refugio seen at 1:40 pm today (1/14). There is a square pavilion about 15 x 15 next to a wood bench in the back of the park near the river. It is in this vicinity low on ground and shrubs. I saw the one here last January and it looks just like it

Sonny Bratz

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Date: 1/14/18 9:43 am
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Nacogdoches Airport birds
Texbirds,
A very fun and successful TOS winter meeting is coming to a close in
Nacogdoches. Much thanks to Pineywoods Audubon for all of their hard work
in putting it together.

Our group just got off of the airport a short while ago. An incredible time
was had by all participants. We had extended looks at a few of 5+ Henslow's
Sparrows, at least 10 LeConte's and 6-7 Sprague's Pipits. I would highly
recommend taking this field trip when the opportunity comes around again.
It goes without saying that this site is usually off limits to birders.

Good birding!
Justin Bosler
currently in Nacogdoches, TX


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Date: 1/14/18 7:58 am
From: <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dhanson139 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Baytown Nature Center Bird Count 1/18/18
The next Baytown Nature Center Bird Count will be held on Thursday January 18th starting at 8:00 AM. We will meet in the parking lot behind the entrance building a little before 8 so we can get started on time.
 
David Hanson
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Date: 1/14/18 6:57 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-14-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-14-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow seen by Jerry Stanislav at 840 a.m. @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe,

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html
If I don’t know you, make an introduction, please & follow the instructions I send—I try to cover most questions that are asked

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 1/13/18 11:13 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 13, 2018
Despite the cold, lots of birders joined this mornings walk, AND the birds cooperated. Even the Sora stayed in view to allow all of the photographers great shots. It was a picture-perfect morning at Santa Ana. Walks continue Monday through Saturday, leaving the Visitors Center at 8:30am come join the fun.
John and Sue Ewan, volunteers
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 13, 2018 8:12 AM - 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.56 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
62 species

Blue-winged Teal 7
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 48
Gadwall 16
Northern Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 4
Ruddy Duck 4
Northern Bobwhite 6
Least Grebe 6
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
White Ibis 2
White-faced Ibis 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Harris's Hawk 4
White-tailed Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 1
American Coot 65
Black-necked Stilt 35
Killdeer 11
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 32
Long-billed Dowitcher 41
Wilson's Snipe 4
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 9
Lesser Yellowlegs 7
Common Pauraque 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Kiskadee 4
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Green Jay 4
Tree Swallow 3
Cave Swallow 4
Black-crested Titmouse 6
House Wren 2
Winter Wren 1 Small dark wren sounding on regular basis
Bewick's Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 5
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 6
Common Yellowthroat 6
Olive Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Western Meadowlark 5
Altamira Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Great-tailed Grackle 3

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Date: 1/13/18 10:14 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-13-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow image @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-13-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow image by Jon Curd @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/81712531
Thanks to all!

Susan Schaezler
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Date: 1/13/18 8:17 am
From: Sonny Bratz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ibratz for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Blue bunting Quinta Mazatlan
Quick glance at the Blue Bunting from Amphitheater near water feature with green hose. 10:15 am

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Date: 1/13/18 6:34 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-13-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-13-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-13-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow just seen by Jon Curd at 815, with pictures @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe,
to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

I also have problems with people not turning in checklists at all or not sending me a copy or leaving a copy so that I can inventory the days birds on the same day—I will stop allowing people to return visit if they can’t manage this—it is clearly asked for in your instructions for a visit and on the visitor kiosk. Also haven’t had everyone sign in—these things are very, very important to me—please, please help with these things! Checklists are online and ebird will pull up “Warbler Woods” checklist, plus we leave maps/checklist at the kiosk. A lot of effort is made to make this easy for you and Linda Valdez has been copying checklists for us a lot of the time—right now, we are having to copy ourselves.

Susan Schaezler
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Date: 1/12/18 11:00 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 12, 2018
As we rounded the curve and Pintail Lakes opened before us, two White-tailed Kites performed for us for over hour, kiting, then diving, and just generally giving a great show in the sky. The elusive Sora gave wonderful looks, and even walked then flew in front of us, providing a life bird for one of the participants.
Come join the fun, Monday through Saturday, bird walks leave the Visitors Center at 8:30 am.
John and Sue Ewan, volunteers
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 12, 2018 8:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.58 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
58 species

Blue-winged Teal 25
Cinnamon Teal 3
Northern Shoveler 21
Gadwall 14
Northern Pintail 6
Ruddy Duck 1
Least Grebe 5
Pied-billed Grebe 1
American White Pelican 10
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 1
White Ibis 2
White-faced Ibis 2
Roseate Spoonbill 3
Turkey Vulture 3
White-tailed Kite 2
Harris's Hawk 4
White-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 2
American Coot 35
Black-necked Stilt 14
Killdeer 11
Least Sandpiper 45
Long-billed Dowitcher 15
Wilson's Snipe 4
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
Common Ground-Dove 2
Common Pauraque 1
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Kiskadee 8
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 5
Tree Swallow 4
Black-crested Titmouse 4
House Wren 2
Marsh Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 5
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Olive Sparrow 2
Western Meadowlark 5
Altamira Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Great-tailed Grackle 55

View this checklist online at https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Febird%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS41843459&data%7C01%7C%7C92ab3d3b372f4fa93d8f08d559ecaa6f%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636513795353848928&sdata=3Ns%2Fho8iWy8MiiidgUNYw6Zo%2FEBCbOEnOLUlBY%2BXd8Y%3D&reserved=0

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Date: 1/12/18 9:27 am
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
Thanks Bert: That should place that sighting north of Utley. I was
completely unaware of this Travis Co. find.
On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 9:37 AM, <bertf...> wrote:

> John, Brush,
> I have one Travis County pauraque record in my database for 12 May 2004
> from
> Rudy Montez.
> "On the 12th: Marshall Johnston reported hearing 1 or 2 COMMON PAURAQUE in
> the Bull Creek canyon area in Austin. He lived in the Valley for many years
> and is very familiar with the call."
> Bert Frenz
> Oaks & Prairies of Texas
> eBird reviewer, Central Brazos Valley
> eBird reviewer, Belize
> NAB subregional editor, north-east Texas
> <Bert2...>
> www.bafrenz.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Brush Freeman
> Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:48 PM
> To: <jcarvin43...>
> Cc: <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
>
> >>>
> John et al. That is a great find I think and I don't know if there are
> Travis records though Ebird shows none. There have been a number of
> records
> for Bastrop Co. since my initial finds, made by others..., and some
> of those are reflected in Ebird. Using only Ebird, the furthermost north
> records are indeed from Utley (06/2013, 05/2005, 08/1986). There may well
> be records not reflected on Ebird . Bastrop Co. is gaining steam on
> Poorwill reports as well. As close as they are to major metropolitan
> areas,
> Bastrop, Caldwell and Gonzales Co.s remain greatly under birded, especially
> when it comes to nocturnal species like these.
>
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM, John Arvin <jcarvin43...> wrote:
>
> > Early yesterday evening (Wed, Jan. 10th) just after dark on the
> > warmest evening we have had since roughly the Christmas period, I was
> > treated to about two minutes of songs from a Common Pauraque. I am not
> > sure that a Travis County record exists for this species. I know that
> > Brush Freeman has had singing birds around Utley in western Bastrop
> > County.This is about
> > 25 miles east of my location on Circle Drive off of Hwy. 290. There
> > are also records around Uvalde and Del Rio but as far as I know the
> > present report would be the most northerly Pauraque location in the
> > state. Of course this is an undocumented report. I was unable to get
> > my recording equipment ready before the bird fell silent.The species
> > (along with 40 or so other other species) has been expanding northward
> > for the last 4 or 5 decades.
> > I think I heard the bird again just before daylight this morning but
> > it was quite distant so I am not certain about today. In the same
> > general area I had a fly-over Zone-tailed Hawk today the 11th about
> > 11:00 am.This is another species that has expanded its Texas range
> > dramatically recently
> >
> > jca
> >
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Date: 1/12/18 8:17 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-12-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-12-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-12-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow seen by Mike today: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/81602531 . @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe,
to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

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Date: 1/12/18 8:01 am
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
Brush has had Pauraque at Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Susan Schaezler
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> On Jan 12, 2018, at 9:37 AM, <bertf...> <bertf...> wrote:
>
> John, Brush,
> I have one Travis County pauraque record in my database for 12 May 2004 from
> Rudy Montez.
> "On the 12th: Marshall Johnston reported hearing 1 or 2 COMMON PAURAQUE in
> the Bull Creek canyon area in Austin. He lived in the Valley for many years
> and is very familiar with the call."
> Bert Frenz
> Oaks & Prairies of Texas
> eBird reviewer, Central Brazos Valley
> eBird reviewer, Belize
> NAB subregional editor, north-east Texas
> <Bert2...>
> www.bafrenz.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Brush Freeman
> Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:48 PM
> To: <jcarvin43...>
> Cc: <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
>
>>>>
> John et al. That is a great find I think and I don't know if there are
> Travis records though Ebird shows none. There have been a number of records
> for Bastrop Co. since my initial finds, made by others..., and some
> of those are reflected in Ebird. Using only Ebird, the furthermost north
> records are indeed from Utley (06/2013, 05/2005, 08/1986). There may well
> be records not reflected on Ebird . Bastrop Co. is gaining steam on
> Poorwill reports as well. As close as they are to major metropolitan areas,
> Bastrop, Caldwell and Gonzales Co.s remain greatly under birded, especially
> when it comes to nocturnal species like these.
>
>> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM, John Arvin <jcarvin43...> wrote:
>>
>> Early yesterday evening (Wed, Jan. 10th) just after dark on the
>> warmest evening we have had since roughly the Christmas period, I was
>> treated to about two minutes of songs from a Common Pauraque. I am not
>> sure that a Travis County record exists for this species. I know that
>> Brush Freeman has had singing birds around Utley in western Bastrop
>> County.This is about
>> 25 miles east of my location on Circle Drive off of Hwy. 290. There
>> are also records around Uvalde and Del Rio but as far as I know the
>> present report would be the most northerly Pauraque location in the
>> state. Of course this is an undocumented report. I was unable to get
>> my recording equipment ready before the bird fell silent.The species
>> (along with 40 or so other other species) has been expanding northward
>> for the last 4 or 5 decades.
>> I think I heard the bird again just before daylight this morning but
>> it was quite distant so I am not certain about today. In the same
>> general area I had a fly-over Zone-tailed Hawk today the 11th about
>> 11:00 am.This is another species that has expanded its Texas range
>> dramatically recently
>>
>> jca
>>
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Date: 1/12/18 7:38 am
From: <bertf...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
John, Brush,
I have one Travis County pauraque record in my database for 12 May 2004 from
Rudy Montez.
"On the 12th: Marshall Johnston reported hearing 1 or 2 COMMON PAURAQUE in
the Bull Creek canyon area in Austin. He lived in the Valley for many years
and is very familiar with the call."
Bert Frenz
Oaks & Prairies of Texas
eBird reviewer, Central Brazos Valley
eBird reviewer, Belize
NAB subregional editor, north-east Texas
<Bert2...>
www.bafrenz.com

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From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Brush Freeman
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:48 PM
To: <jcarvin43...>
Cc: <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin

>>>
John et al. That is a great find I think and I don't know if there are
Travis records though Ebird shows none. There have been a number of records
for Bastrop Co. since my initial finds, made by others..., and some
of those are reflected in Ebird. Using only Ebird, the furthermost north
records are indeed from Utley (06/2013, 05/2005, 08/1986). There may well
be records not reflected on Ebird . Bastrop Co. is gaining steam on
Poorwill reports as well. As close as they are to major metropolitan areas,
Bastrop, Caldwell and Gonzales Co.s remain greatly under birded, especially
when it comes to nocturnal species like these.

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM, John Arvin <jcarvin43...> wrote:

> Early yesterday evening (Wed, Jan. 10th) just after dark on the
> warmest evening we have had since roughly the Christmas period, I was
> treated to about two minutes of songs from a Common Pauraque. I am not
> sure that a Travis County record exists for this species. I know that
> Brush Freeman has had singing birds around Utley in western Bastrop
> County.This is about
> 25 miles east of my location on Circle Drive off of Hwy. 290. There
> are also records around Uvalde and Del Rio but as far as I know the
> present report would be the most northerly Pauraque location in the
> state. Of course this is an undocumented report. I was unable to get
> my recording equipment ready before the bird fell silent.The species
> (along with 40 or so other other species) has been expanding northward
> for the last 4 or 5 decades.
> I think I heard the bird again just before daylight this morning but
> it was quite distant so I am not certain about today. In the same
> general area I had a fly-over Zone-tailed Hawk today the 11th about
> 11:00 am.This is another species that has expanded its Texas range
> dramatically recently
>
> jca
>
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Date: 1/12/18 7:25 am
From: Dan Smith <dan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Interesting bird behavior
All,
My interest in bird behavior and intelligence keeps increasing, especially as I’m getting questions about it as Travis Audubon’s Bird Nerd for a few months each year. While this is not about Texas birds, I think the behavior, use of fire by raptors in exposing prey, is extremely interesting. Three species of Australian raptors, 2 kites and a falcon, have been observed carrying burning small branches and grasses to new locations and starting additional fires to flush potential prey. Yet another instance of H. sapiens not being the only species to use it as a tool.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/australian-raptors-start-fires-to-flush-out-prey <https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/australian-raptors-start-fires-to-flush-out-prey>

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Date: 1/11/18 11:04 pm
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
Common Pauraque is resident at Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe

Carlos was serenaded a few weeks ago. They sing late here, so you have to look later

Susan Schaezler
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501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz
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On Jan 11, 2018, at 9:47 PM, Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> wrote:

>>>>
> John et al. That is a great find I think and I don't know if there are
> Travis records though Ebird shows none. There have been a number of
> records for Bastrop Co. since my initial finds, made by others..., and some
> of those are reflected in Ebird. Using only Ebird, the furthermost north
> records are indeed from Utley (06/2013, 05/2005, 08/1986). There may well
> be records not reflected on Ebird . Bastrop Co. is gaining steam on
> Poorwill reports as well. As close as they are to major metropolitan
> areas, Bastrop, Caldwell and Gonzales Co.s remain greatly under birded,
> especially when it comes to nocturnal species like these.
>
>> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM, John Arvin <jcarvin43...> wrote:
>>
>> Early yesterday evening (Wed, Jan. 10th) just after dark on the warmest
>> evening we have had since roughly the Christmas period, I was treated to
>> about two minutes of songs from a Common Pauraque. I am not sure that a
>> Travis County record exists for this species. I know that Brush Freeman
>> has had singing birds around Utley in western Bastrop County.This is about
>> 25 miles east of my location on Circle Drive off of Hwy. 290. There are
>> also records around Uvalde and Del Rio but as far as I know the present
>> report would be the most northerly Pauraque location in the state. Of
>> course this is an undocumented report. I was unable to get my recording
>> equipment ready before the bird fell silent.The species (along with 40 or
>> so other other species) has been expanding northward for the last 4 or 5
>> decades.
>> I think I heard the bird again just before daylight this morning but it was
>> quite distant so I am not certain about today. In the same general area I
>> had a fly-over Zone-tailed Hawk today the 11th about 11:00 am.This is
>> another species that has expanded its Texas range dramatically recently
>>
>> jca
>>
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Date: 1/11/18 7:49 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
>>>
John et al. That is a great find I think and I don't know if there are
Travis records though Ebird shows none. There have been a number of
records for Bastrop Co. since my initial finds, made by others..., and some
of those are reflected in Ebird. Using only Ebird, the furthermost north
records are indeed from Utley (06/2013, 05/2005, 08/1986). There may well
be records not reflected on Ebird . Bastrop Co. is gaining steam on
Poorwill reports as well. As close as they are to major metropolitan
areas, Bastrop, Caldwell and Gonzales Co.s remain greatly under birded,
especially when it comes to nocturnal species like these.

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM, John Arvin <jcarvin43...> wrote:

> Early yesterday evening (Wed, Jan. 10th) just after dark on the warmest
> evening we have had since roughly the Christmas period, I was treated to
> about two minutes of songs from a Common Pauraque. I am not sure that a
> Travis County record exists for this species. I know that Brush Freeman
> has had singing birds around Utley in western Bastrop County.This is about
> 25 miles east of my location on Circle Drive off of Hwy. 290. There are
> also records around Uvalde and Del Rio but as far as I know the present
> report would be the most northerly Pauraque location in the state. Of
> course this is an undocumented report. I was unable to get my recording
> equipment ready before the bird fell silent.The species (along with 40 or
> so other other species) has been expanding northward for the last 4 or 5
> decades.
> I think I heard the bird again just before daylight this morning but it was
> quite distant so I am not certain about today. In the same general area I
> had a fly-over Zone-tailed Hawk today the 11th about 11:00 am.This is
> another species that has expanded its Texas range dramatically recently
>
> jca
>
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Date: 1/11/18 7:09 pm
From: John Arvin <jcarvin43...>
Subject: [texbirds] Far Southwest Austin
Early yesterday evening (Wed, Jan. 10th) just after dark on the warmest
evening we have had since roughly the Christmas period, I was treated to
about two minutes of songs from a Common Pauraque. I am not sure that a
Travis County record exists for this species. I know that Brush Freeman
has had singing birds around Utley in western Bastrop County.This is about
25 miles east of my location on Circle Drive off of Hwy. 290. There are
also records around Uvalde and Del Rio but as far as I know the present
report would be the most northerly Pauraque location in the state. Of
course this is an undocumented report. I was unable to get my recording
equipment ready before the bird fell silent.The species (along with 40 or
so other other species) has been expanding northward for the last 4 or 5
decades.
I think I heard the bird again just before daylight this morning but it was
quite distant so I am not certain about today. In the same general area I
had a fly-over Zone-tailed Hawk today the 11th about 11:00 am.This is
another species that has expanded its Texas range dramatically recently

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Date: 1/11/18 3:56 pm
From: Lamont Brown <lamont...>
Subject: [texbirds] Crested Caracara in Denton Co
This Thursday afternoon between 1:40 - 2:00 I found Marilyn's CRCA just
south of 1171 between US 377 and I-35 W.

On 1171 less than a mile from I-35 W the road Cleveland-Gibbs goes south.
Take that to a small airstrip and business park. As the road is parallel to
the runway, just before it makes a sharp right-turn, look left [East]
between two buildings and see in the distance feeders/hay rack for cattle.
There were 6 TVs and 1 Black Vulture there. In the air above and beyond
them were 2 TVs and the CRCA.

Also had three Red-tailed Hawks on 377 toward Argyle.

Lamont
Denton

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Date: 1/11/18 1:51 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa Bayside Drive Bird Tour 1-11-18
Laguna Atascosa NWR--Bayside Drive, Cameron County, Texas, US
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:26 AM
Species
32 species total:
6 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall
1 Northern Pintail
946 Redhead
5 Red-breasted Merganser
1 Plain Chachalaca
1 Brown Pelican
13 Great Blue Heron
5 Great Egret
1 Tricolored Heron
3 Reddish Egretone was white morph
5 Turkey Vulture
4 Osprey
3 Black-bellied Plover
1 Killdeer
15 Long-billed Curlew
2 Ruddy Turnstone
10 Western Sandpiper
2 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Greater Yellowlegs
2 Willet
2 Forster's Tern
1 White-tipped Dove
1 White-winged Dove
2 Crested Caracara
2 Aplomado Falcon
2 Great Kiskadee
9 Green Jay
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Western Meadowlark
17 Eastern Meadowlark
2 Altamira Oriole


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Date: 1/11/18 11:29 am
From: Holly Platz <Holly.Platz...>
Subject: [texbirds] South Llano River State Park Birding Festival update
Good afternoon TexBirders,

A few weeks ago I sent out an email regarding South Llano River State Parks first annual Birding Festival, sponsored by the Friends of South Llano River State Park. More information is belowbut I wanted to let folks know that registration for the Festival is now open. Cost is only $65 and registration is limited to 80 participants.

You can see more Festival information, including guide bios, on the Festivals Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/slrspbirdingfestival

To request a registration packet, please email <southllanoriverbirdingfestival...>


The Friends of South Llano River State Park are sponsoring the parks 1st Annual Birding Festival, to be held April 27th-29th, 2018. We are really excited to feature the terrific birding at our park, and its beautiful bird blinds, during the busiest migration weekend of the year. The Festival will feature guided bird walks, including Golden-cheeked Warbler walks and Birding the Riparian, and will also offer guided photography sessions in our bird blinds. On Saturday afternoon, in addition to these programs, well have a raptor presentation by Last Chance Forever, a Bird Call presentation by a young birder, a Beginners Bird Walk, and vendor and information tables. Well finish up Sunday morning with more birding walks, as well as a Big Sit! as part of the Great Texas Birding Classic.

Thank you all, I hope many of you can come to the Festival!

Good Birding,

Holly Platz
Park Interpreter and Volunteer Coordinator
South Llano River State Park
1927 Park Road 73
Junction, TX 76849
Office: (325) 446-3994
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Date: 1/11/18 10:56 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 11, 2018
Beautiful morning of birding! Lots of shorebirds, many snipe, the trifecta of Kingfishers and even an Ash-throated Flycatcher. Come enjoy the beauty of Santa Ana and the amazing diversity of birds. Bird walks leave the visitors center daily (except Sunday) at 8:30am.
John and Sue Ewan, volunteers
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 11, 2018 8:23 AM - 11:46 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.12 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
55 species

Blue-winged Teal 18
Northern Shoveler 45
Gadwall 25
Green-winged Teal 75
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 1
White Ibis 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
White-tailed Kite 1
Harris's Hawk 4
Sora 1
Black-necked Stilt 5
Killdeer 1
Stilt Sandpiper 3
Least Sandpiper 4
Long-billed Dowitcher 55
Wilson's Snipe 14
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
White-tipped Dove 2
White-winged Dove 5
Mourning Dove 2
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
Eastern Phoebe 6
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 3
Couch's Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 5
Tree Swallow 4
Cave Swallow 4
Black-crested Titmouse 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 7
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Altamira Oriole 1
Red-winged Blackbird 225
Great-tailed Grackle 10

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Date: 1/11/18 8:16 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-11-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-11-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow now @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe, to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html
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Date: 1/10/18 1:15 pm
From: Mark Lockwood <mwlockwood402...>
Subject: [texbirds] update: crossbills in Marfa
As it turns out I was wrong about the call type of the Red Crossbills that
are/were in the Marfa Cemetery. I was able to get a fairly clear recording
(my equipment is not the best) and Matt Young with the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology has identified the birds as Type 4. Despite comparing my
recording to samples of Types 3, 4, and 5 I was not bale to distinguish
correctly the call type of these birds. I placed the same images that are
on my Flickr page in an eBird checklist as well as a copy of the recording.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41799324


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Alpine, Texas


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Date: 1/10/18 12:11 pm
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 10, 2018
Greetings TexBirders,
We took a different approach on this morning's bird walk and went out to
Pintail Lakes before the wind picked up. We sure were glad we did! Northern
Bobwhites on the service road got us doing a happy dance and two Ringed
Kingfishers made the hike out to the ponds well worthwhile. Current low
water levels made for great shorebird viewing and snipe were popping up all
over like popcorn. Valves are open now and the water is rising. It will be
interesting to see who moves in and who leaves as conditions change.
Guided bird walks leave the Visitor Center at 8:30 am Monday through
Saturday. Every day is different. Come join us and see what tomorrow's walk
will bring!

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

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Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 10, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Refuge bird walk. Sunny, calm to start becoming quite breezy
mid-morning. 45-77 degrees.
64 species (+2 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal 25
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 35
Gadwall 40
Mottled Duck 15
Northern Pintail 5
Green-winged Teal 20
Lesser Scaup 2
Ruddy Duck 6
Plain Chachalaca 3
Northern Bobwhite 12
Least Grebe 9
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 4
White Ibis 4
White-faced Ibis 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 25
White-tailed Kite 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 60
Black-necked Stilt 50
Killdeer 10
Stilt Sandpiper 10
Least Sandpiper 15
Long-billed Dowitcher 55
Wilson's Snipe 15
Greater Yellowlegs 10
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 1
Common Pauraque 1
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Ringed Kingfisher 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Crested Caracara 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 8
Great Kiskadee 12
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 14
Tree Swallow 1
swallow sp. 5
Black-crested Titmouse 4
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 8
Common Yellowthroat 3
Olive Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 1
Altamira Oriole 4
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Great-tailed Grackle 10
Lesser Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 4

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Date: 1/10/18 7:31 am
From: Marilyn Turnage <marilynturnage...>
Subject: [texbirds] Crested Caracara in Denton Co
  There was a Crested Caracara flying over FM 1171 just west of Hwy 377 on 1/9/18 at around 1:30 in the afternoon.  It was heading south.  It may be foraging in the area, or it may have been on a beeline. 
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Date: 1/9/18 9:19 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
Dear Texbirds,
Mark and Dennis are correct. The reservoir park is closed and has been for
years. The former manager, who lives on site, relinquished his duties years
ago and no one was hired to fill his role. I tried calling Pecos County and
Imperial water districts today to seek additional information but was
unsuccessful in reaching anyone. However, as disappointing as the lack of
access may be to us birders, there is a silver lining. As a result of the
park being closed to the public, this desert oasis has been reclaimed by
the land and has become a true bird and wildlife sanctuary. Aside from a
few trespassing or permitted beach-goers in the summer the area is largely
free of human activity and the resulting disturbance that normally follows.
Not a bad thing. Although, given the remoteness of the location, I doubt it
was ever overrun by people.

I prefer not to bother Chuck or the other folks who live on-site, so I
choose to bird from the high vantage points on the perimeter during most of
my visits. If I do venture in, I always try to seek permission when
possible. I would strongly discourage knocking on anyone's doors or
otherwise going out of your way to seek permission just to scan the
reservoir from inside of the fence or gate. They are generally OKAY with
it. But please do not push the envelope by hiking around the lake or
driving in on the beach. The main issue here is liability.

Our goal is to try and be as respectful, courteous and appreciative as
possible in order to build good rapport with the Pecos County WCID and the
land managers. As Brent informed us, there was an official CBC for the
reservoir and environs in the distant past, which is really cool, and
something that I'd be interested in taking on.

Good birding!
Justin Bosler
currently in Big Lake, TX

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 4:37 PM, Dennis Shepler <dawgler...> wrote:

> The gate to the lake was open when Bob Friedrichs and I were there last
> month and we drove in. Saw vehicles (trucks and motorcycles) parked at the
> first house.Talked to a fellow named Chuck who lives on the property and
> obtained permission to bird the lake. A very nice fellow.
> Not sure if Chuck had the authority to let us bird the area but we took him
> at his word. He mentioned that another fellow lived a bit farther along
> the shoreline and that the gate to his property was closed. We drove to
> that point and then Bob walked along the shoreline to the backside of the
> lake for looks at the gulls. I stayed at the car and scanned the middle of
> the lake.
> I hope that any birders visiting the lake will heed signs, be courteous,
> and immediately ask permission, if someone is around, before proceeding.
> Maybe Mark will be able to obtain more info from the county as to possible
> continued access to the property.
> Dennis
> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 11:55 AM, Mark Lockwood <mwlockwood402...>
> wrote:
>
> > The biggest reason that Imperial Reservoir is not know to most people is
> > that it is not open to the public anymore. Observers are relegated to
> > birding from the road right-of-way or trespassing. The lake is owned by
> > Pecos County and formerly allowed access with an entrance fee. To my
> > knowledge that has not been the case in over a decade. When there were
> > county employees living out there, they would ask people to leave if you
> > entered the property. I don't know what the Pecos County Water
> Improvement
> > District thinks about visitors now.
> > Mark Lockwood
> > Alpine, Texas
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Date: 1/9/18 5:55 pm
From: Susan Yost <sdyost...>
Subject: [texbirds] Bird walk @ LLELA; Denton Co.
January 13...it's the second Saturday bird walk! Join me [and Keith Lockhart] this Saturday for a bird walk at LLELA! Meet at the pavilion at 7:30am. Dress warm! Pack your hand warmers and wear your toe warmers in your boots it's gonna be COLD! But it should be birdy!
Sue YOST ~^/^~
Keith Lockhart
LLELA volunteers
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Date: 1/9/18 2:37 pm
From: Dennis Shepler <dawgler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
The gate to the lake was open when Bob Friedrichs and I were there last
month and we drove in. Saw vehicles (trucks and motorcycles) parked at the
first house.Talked to a fellow named Chuck who lives on the property and
obtained permission to bird the lake. A very nice fellow.
Not sure if Chuck had the authority to let us bird the area but we took him
at his word. He mentioned that another fellow lived a bit farther along
the shoreline and that the gate to his property was closed. We drove to
that point and then Bob walked along the shoreline to the backside of the
lake for looks at the gulls. I stayed at the car and scanned the middle of
the lake.
I hope that any birders visiting the lake will heed signs, be courteous,
and immediately ask permission, if someone is around, before proceeding.
Maybe Mark will be able to obtain more info from the county as to possible
continued access to the property.
Dennis
On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 11:55 AM, Mark Lockwood <mwlockwood402...>
wrote:

> The biggest reason that Imperial Reservoir is not know to most people is
> that it is not open to the public anymore. Observers are relegated to
> birding from the road right-of-way or trespassing. The lake is owned by
> Pecos County and formerly allowed access with an entrance fee. To my
> knowledge that has not been the case in over a decade. When there were
> county employees living out there, they would ask people to leave if you
> entered the property. I don't know what the Pecos County Water Improvement
> District thinks about visitors now.
> Mark Lockwood
> Alpine, Texas
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Date: 1/9/18 12:11 pm
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 9, 2018
Hello, TexBirders,
We took our time and enjoyed every bird we could find from the front
entrance pond out to Willow Lakes and up the Tower. Photo opportunities,
Verdin and White-tailed Hawks were the stated goals from participants and
we had success all-around. The first Verdins were found in the parking lot
and one of them even posed in good light for the camera. Two young
White-tailed Hawks showed up out at Willow Lakes but we didn't stop there.
Valley specialties like Northern Beardless Tyrannulets, Common Pauraques,
Altamira Orioles, and Green Jays were stars of the morning and rare-for-us
Pine Siskins rounded out the show.
Free (with refuge admission) guided bird walks leave from the Visitor
Center every day but Sunday at 8:30 am. Come and join us!

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

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Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 9, 2018

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 9, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Comments: Refuge Bird Walk. Sunny, calm, 45-75 degrees.
59 species (+2 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal 15
Cinnamon Teal 3
Northern Shoveler 35
Gadwall 50
American Wigeon 3
Mottled Duck 1
Northern Pintail 20
Lesser Scaup 4
Ruddy Duck 6
Least Grebe 8
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Turkey Vulture 6
Northern Harrier 1
Harris's Hawk 3
White-tailed Hawk 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Sora 2
American Coot 75
Black-necked Stilt 1
Killdeer 14
Long-billed Curlew 2
Greater Yellowlegs 3
shorebird sp. 25 Mixture of sleeping shorebirds huddled with ducks on
small island in Willow 4. Probably a mix of Stilt Sandpipers and
Long-billed Dowitchers.
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 2
White-winged Dove 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 7
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 8
American Kestrel 2
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 2
Eastern Phoebe 6
Great Kiskadee 5
White-eyed Vireo 4
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Green Jay 10
Tree Swallow 2
swallow sp. 8
Black-crested Titmouse 12
Verdin 5
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 17
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Olive Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 8
Altamira Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 45
Great-tailed Grackle 5
Pine Siskin 5 Found in top of the same Cedar Elm as last week, near
overlook on Willow 3. Small streaked finches with small pointy bills and
yellow on the wings. Photographed by visitors on the walk.
Lesser Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 4

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Date: 1/9/18 9:56 am
From: Mark Lockwood <mwlockwood402...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
The biggest reason that Imperial Reservoir is not know to most people is
that it is not open to the public anymore. Observers are relegated to
birding from the road right-of-way or trespassing. The lake is owned by
Pecos County and formerly allowed access with an entrance fee. To my
knowledge that has not been the case in over a decade. When there were
county employees living out there, they would ask people to leave if you
entered the property. I don't know what the Pecos County Water Improvement
District thinks about visitors now.
Mark Lockwood
Alpine, Texas


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Date: 1/9/18 7:01 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-9-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow 29th day @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-9-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow 29th day @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-9-18. “Golden-crowned Sparrow is here. Sarah and Mike Kuzio.” @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe, to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
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Date: 1/9/18 6:30 am
From: Brent Ortego <brentortego...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
This site is not on the radar for most people. I keep having to look it up when you post.
Did you know there used to be a CBC at that site?

David Brown compiled the count during the 65th and 66th seasons. These were the only ones he ever compiled in Texas. During the 65th by himself he reported 91 species. Pretty good for being by yourself in that country. No gulls. He reported Common Loon, 2 Horned Grebe 10 Long-billed Curlew, 3 Least and 2 Western Sandpipers.

During the 66th David and Roy Brooks reported 85 species which included 14 Eared Grebes, 2 Snowy Plovers, and 130 Ring-billed Gulls.

Anne LeSassier compiled it during the 67th as one of 6 she compiled that year. The two birders on the count reported 58 species which included 10 Ring-billed Gull, 3 Snowy Plovers and 11 Least Sandpipers.

It was not run since.

Brent
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From: <texbirds-bounce...> <texbirds-bounce...> on behalf of Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 11:37 PM
To: 4 Texbirds Maillist
Subject: [texbirds] Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)

Texbirds,
Just a quick heads up to report that the first winter Glaucous Gull
continues at Imperial Reservoir (from 30 December) and has been joined by
same age Iceland (Thayer's) and American Herring Gulls. There were also 7
Bonaparte's Gulls. I did not relocate the adult California Gull discovered
by Martin Reid and Sheridan Coffey on Christmas Eve. Morning hours are best
for gulling as some tend to disperse throughout the morning.

Other highlights included 1 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, at least 1 Long-billed
Curlew, 2 American Avocets and an impressive wintering aggregation of 35-40
Greater Yellowlegs.

It's a tough place to bird with limited access but the surprises are
endless.

I will share my complete checklist tomorrow. The waterbird totals are
pretty remarkable.

Happy New Year Birding!
Justin Bosler
currently in Iraan, TX


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Date: 1/8/18 9:37 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Glaucous, Iceland, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls - Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
Texbirds,
Just a quick heads up to report that the first winter Glaucous Gull
continues at Imperial Reservoir (from 30 December) and has been joined by
same age Iceland (Thayer's) and American Herring Gulls. There were also 7
Bonaparte's Gulls. I did not relocate the adult California Gull discovered
by Martin Reid and Sheridan Coffey on Christmas Eve. Morning hours are best
for gulling as some tend to disperse throughout the morning.

Other highlights included 1 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, at least 1 Long-billed
Curlew, 2 American Avocets and an impressive wintering aggregation of 35-40
Greater Yellowlegs.

It's a tough place to bird with limited access but the surprises are
endless.

I will share my complete checklist tomorrow. The waterbird totals are
pretty remarkable.

Happy New Year Birding!
Justin Bosler
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Date: 1/8/18 5:26 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Long - eared Owl again! Edinburg World Birding Center
There was a long-eared owl at Bentsen too. Created great panic and an
urgent need to look at pictures when the Stygian pictures showed up from
the same general area.
On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:33 PM, Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <
<FCollins...> wrote:

> Are there any photos of this bird available. I seem to recall that a
> supposed Long-eared Owl in Bentsen years ago turned out to be a Stygian owl.
>
>
> Fred Collins, Director
> Kleb Woods Nature Center
> 20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
> 281-357-5324
>
> Harris County Precinct 3
> Steve Radack Commissioner
> www.pct3.com
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Becky Reyes
> Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2018 11:19 AM
> To: <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Long - eared Owl again! Edinburg World Birding Center
>
> Hi everyone!
> The Long-eared owl is found at our site again. We were notified by a
> couple of birders that they found the owl on the trail west of the canal.
> EWBC staff will be available to show where the owl is perched.
> Happy Birding!
>
>
> --
>
> *Becky Reyes*
>
> Naturalist Educator
>
> Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center
>
>
>
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Date: 1/8/18 3:51 pm
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Long-eared Owl at Edinburg Wetlands
Thanks for the id confirmation Keith Arnold.
I have added 3 more photos of the Long-eared Owl to my Birds and Nature blog
<https://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/> for owl enthusiasts.

SeEtta Moss
Colorado birder currently in Pharr
http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com

On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 4:42 PM, Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> wrote:

> I have looked at two images of the bird and it is, indeed, a Long-eared
> Owl, not the Strigian Owl, aka the Mexican "long-eared" owl.
>
> Keith Arnold
>
> P.S. It's still a terrific find for the LRGV!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jan 8, 2018, at 3:04 PM, SeEttaM . <seettam...> wrote:
> >
> > Fred Collins posted earlier asking for photos of owl identified as
> > Long-eared at the Edinburgh Wetlands. I have just uploaded several very
> > pics of this owl that I took this morning to my Birds and Nature blog
> > <https://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/>. it sure looks like Long-eared
> Owl
> > to me but I would happy to be wrong if anyone can make into a Stygian.
> > SeEtta Moss
> > Colorado birder currently in Pharr
> > http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com
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Date: 1/8/18 3:30 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Warbler Woods Ettiquite
Ok—we have a lot of people coming to see the Golden-Crowned Sparrow, but several think they are supposed to drive past the parking lot and visitor kiosk and drive through the property! You absolutely can’t drive on the property and I’m amazed that at least two did so today! Please use some common sense when coming onto a property and follow the lead of others that park where they are supposed to and walk to see the birds!
We were doing a roundtrip to Houston and back today to the Medical Center for my Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia today and returned to the news of at least two people driving on the property.

Please, please be considerate! Luckily, the bird is being seen daily.

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 1/8/18 2:43 pm
From: Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Long-eared Owl at Edinburg Wetlands
I have looked at two images of the bird and it is, indeed, a Long-eared Owl, not the Strigian Owl, aka the Mexican "long-eared" owl.

Keith Arnold

P.S. It's still a terrific find for the LRGV!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 8, 2018, at 3:04 PM, SeEttaM . <seettam...> wrote:
>
> Fred Collins posted earlier asking for photos of owl identified as
> Long-eared at the Edinburgh Wetlands. I have just uploaded several very
> pics of this owl that I took this morning to my Birds and Nature blog
> <https://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/>. it sure looks like Long-eared Owl
> to me but I would happy to be wrong if anyone can make into a Stygian.
> SeEtta Moss
> Colorado birder currently in Pharr
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Date: 1/8/18 1:05 pm
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: [texbirds] Long-eared Owl at Edinburg Wetlands
Fred Collins posted earlier asking for photos of owl identified as
Long-eared at the Edinburgh Wetlands. I have just uploaded several very
pics of this owl that I took this morning to my Birds and Nature blog
<https://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/>. it sure looks like Long-eared Owl
to me but I would happy to be wrong if anyone can make into a Stygian.
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Date: 1/8/18 11:56 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 8, 2018
Oh my goodness, we did NOT see Olive Warblers at Santa Ana this morning
(though wouldn't it have been fun if we had?) Should have read Olive
Sparrows. Thanks for catching that, Madeleine!
Laura Paulson
Santa Ana volunteer

On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:27 PM, Laura Paulson <laura...>
wrote:

> Hello Texbirders,
> A great group of birders shared a great bunch of birds on this morning's
> walk at Santa Ana. Two target birds were identified by visitors before we
> started out ... Verdin and Olive Warblers ... and we found them both early
> on in the walk. A couple hundred Greater-white Fronted and Snow Geese
> flying noisily quite low overhead brought oohs and ahs like we were seeing
> a firework show and a Pied-bill Grebe trying to steal a long flat eel-like
> thing from an American Coot entertained us at Willow Lake. All-in-all it
> was a fabulous morning and we'll go out and do it again tomorrow morning.
> Free (with refuge admission) bird walks leave the Visitor Center every day
> but Sunday at 8:30 am. Please join us!
>
> Laura and Steve Paulson
> USFWS Volunteers
> Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
> Alamo, Texas
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:09 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 8, 2018
>
> Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
> Jan 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:02 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Refuge bird walk. Sunny, 60-72 degrees. A little breezy in
> the open areas.
> 69 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Snow Goose 80
> Greater White-fronted Goose 120
> Blue-winged Teal 25
> Cinnamon Teal 1
> Northern Shoveler 45
> Gadwall 60
> American Wigeon 3
> Mallard (Mexican) 2
> Mottled Duck 15
> Northern Pintail 25
> Green-winged Teal 50
> Lesser Scaup 6
> Ruddy Duck 6
> Plain Chachalaca 6
> Least Grebe 11
> Pied-billed Grebe 3
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Great Egret 1
> Tricolored Heron 2
> White Ibis 5
> White-faced Ibis 1
> Black Vulture 1
> Turkey Vulture 8
> White-tailed Kite 2
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Harris's Hawk 3
> White-tailed Hawk 7
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> American Coot 80
> Black-necked Stilt 56
> Killdeer 1
> Stilt Sandpiper 12
> Least Sandpiper 1
> Long-billed Dowitcher 61
> Greater Yellowlegs 8
> Lesser Yellowlegs 5
> Inca Dove 8
> White-tipped Dove 1
> Common Pauraque 2
> Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker 6
> Crested Caracara 2
> American Kestrel 1
> Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
> Eastern Phoebe 5
> Great Kiskadee 8
> Tropical Kingbird 2
> White-eyed Vireo 2
> Tree Swallow 6
> Black-crested Titmouse 3
> Verdin 3
> House Wren 3
> Carolina Wren 6
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
> Clay-colored Thrush 1
> Long-billed Thrasher 4
> Northern Mockingbird 2
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Orange-crowned Warbler 9
> Common Yellowthroat 3
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
> Olive Sparrow 5
> Lincoln's Sparrow 2
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Western/Eastern Meadowlark 3
> Altamira Oriole 3
> Red-winged Blackbird 61
>
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> ecklist/S41748535
>
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Date: 1/8/18 11:34 am
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Long - eared Owl again! Edinburg World Birding Center
Are there any photos of this bird available. I seem to recall that a supposed Long-eared Owl in Bentsen years ago turned out to be a Stygian owl.


Fred Collins, Director
Kleb Woods Nature Center
20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
281-357-5324

Harris County Precinct 3
Steve Radack Commissioner
www.pct3.com




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From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Becky Reyes
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2018 11:19 AM
To: <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Long - eared Owl again! Edinburg World Birding Center

Hi everyone!
The Long-eared owl is found at our site again. We were notified by a couple of birders that they found the owl on the trail west of the canal. EWBC staff will be available to show where the owl is perched.
Happy Birding!


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Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center



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Date: 1/8/18 11:27 am
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 8, 2018
Hello Texbirders,
A great group of birders shared a great bunch of birds on this morning's
walk at Santa Ana. Two target birds were identified by visitors before we
started out ... Verdin and Olive Warblers ... and we found them both early
on in the walk. A couple hundred Greater-white Fronted and Snow Geese
flying noisily quite low overhead brought oohs and ahs like we were seeing
a firework show and a Pied-bill Grebe trying to steal a long flat eel-like
thing from an American Coot entertained us at Willow Lake. All-in-all it
was a fabulous morning and we'll go out and do it again tomorrow morning.
Free (with refuge admission) bird walks leave the Visitor Center every day
but Sunday at 8:30 am. Please join us!
Laura and Steve Paulson
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Alamo, Texas

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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:09 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 8, 2018

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:02 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Refuge bird walk. Sunny, 60-72 degrees. A little breezy in
the open areas.
69 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow Goose 80
Greater White-fronted Goose 120
Blue-winged Teal 25
Cinnamon Teal 1
Northern Shoveler 45
Gadwall 60
American Wigeon 3
Mallard (Mexican) 2
Mottled Duck 15
Northern Pintail 25
Green-winged Teal 50
Lesser Scaup 6
Ruddy Duck 6
Plain Chachalaca 6
Least Grebe 11
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Tricolored Heron 2
White Ibis 5
White-faced Ibis 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 8
White-tailed Kite 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 3
White-tailed Hawk 7
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 80
Black-necked Stilt 56
Killdeer 1
Stilt Sandpiper 12
Least Sandpiper 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 61
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Lesser Yellowlegs 5
Inca Dove 8
White-tipped Dove 1
Common Pauraque 2
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 6
Crested Caracara 2
American Kestrel 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
Eastern Phoebe 5
Great Kiskadee 8
Tropical Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Tree Swallow 6
Black-crested Titmouse 3
Verdin 3
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Long-billed Thrasher 4
Northern Mockingbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 9
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Olive Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 3
Altamira Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 61

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Date: 1/8/18 10:49 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-8-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-8-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues wowing visitors @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe, to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html
Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 1/8/18 9:18 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fall Hummingbirds at One Lubbock Yard
Greetings All:
It has been a busy winter, so far, so it took me a while to get around to
writing up this project. Fall is the best period, in my region, for
migrant hummingbirds and I made an effort (relying on plumage features and
attendance gaps) to get a fairly accurate accounting of the hummingbirds
visiting my yard from early August through the end of the season. My yard
has two feeders in the frontyard six feeders in the backyard, and well over
50 plants that are hummingbird-friendly (red salvia, lantana, turk's-cap,
and various wildflowers).

This was actually a very poor fall for hummingbirds in my yard and it came
to a surprisingly early finish. I usually have individuals of at least two
species (Black-chinned Hummingbird and Rufous Hummingbird) attempt to
overwinter. Birds are only listed if I was absolutely sure that they were
new (based on plumage characteristics) so there may have been some
undercounting but there was no overcounting.

Black-chinned Hummingbird (after my two breeding assemblages departed):
1 immature male on 8/6/17
1 immature male on 8/11/17
1 immature male on 8/13/17
1 immature male from 8/15/17-8/16/17
1 immature male from 8/21/17-9/2/17
1 immature male from 9/17/17-10/2/17
1 immature female and 2 immature males on 10/3/17
1 immature male from 10/4/17-10/10/17
1 immature male from 10/13/17-10/14/17

Ruby-throated Hummingbird:
1 adult female on 10/5/17
1 adult female on 10/10/17

Broad-tailed Hummingbird:
1 adult female from 8/5/17-8/6/17

Rufous Hummingbird:
1 adult male on 8/6/17
1 adult female on 8/23/17
1 immature male on 10/1/17
1 immature female from 10/7/17-10/8/17
1 immature male from 10/13/17-10/14/17

Calliope Hummingbird:
1 adult female from 9/17/17-9/18/17
1 immature female from 10/3/17-10/4/17

Of particular interest: 1) a very early departure of breeding birds and
their progeny from my yard - I usually have females into late August and
immature into late October - this year there was an actual gap between the
departure of my breeding assemblages towards the end of July and my first
migrants 2) a lengthy gap, from 9/3/17-9/16/17, with no hummingbirds
-despite spectacular feeding conditions in the yard; the lengthiest period
of no hummingbirds I have ever had during fall and 3) no hummingbird beyond
10/14/17; the earliest full departure of the taxa from my yard that I can
recall.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson


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Date: 1/8/18 6:49 am
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] LANWR Bahia Grande Unit Bird Tour Jan 5, 2018
16 Double-crested Cormorant
55 American White Pelican
6 Brown Pelican
24 Great Blue Heron
2 Snowy Egret
1 Tricolored Heron
4 Reddish Egret
3 Roseate Spoonbill
4 Osprey
1 Northern Harrier
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Harris's Hawk
4 White-tailed Hawk
8 Long-billed Curlew
2 Spotted Sandpiper
3 Greater Yellowlegs
2 Willet
6 Laughing Gull
15 Ring-billed Gull
1 Herring Gull
1 Gull-billed Tern
8 Caspian Tern
3 Forster's Tern
2 Mourning Dove
1 Crested Caracara
1 American Kestrel
2 Loggerhead Shrike
17 Horned Lark
1 Curve-billed Thrasher
11 Northern Mockingbird
18 European Starling
4 Sprague's Pipit
2 Orange-crowned Warbler
2 Savannah Sparrow
14 Eastern Meadowlark
35 Red-winged Blackbird
6 Great-tailed Grackle
Number of Taxa: 37


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Date: 1/8/18 6:48 am
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Laguna Atascosa Bird tour Jan 4, 2018
11 Northern Shoveler
59 Northern Pintail
77 Green-winged Teal
7 Canvasback
2 Redhead
11 Northern Bobwhite
5 Great Blue Heron
2 Snowy Egret
4 Little Blue Heron
1 Tricolored Heron
2 Reddish Egret
1 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
3 White Ibis
3 Roseate Spoonbill
1 Black Vulture
14 Turkey Vulture
3 Osprey
2 Northern Harrier
2 White-tailed Hawk
16 American Avocet
3 Black-bellied Plover
2 Killdeer
17 Long-billed Curlew
3 Marbled Godwit
23 Least Sandpiper
3 Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
11 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Greater Yellowlegs
9 Willet
1 Greater Roadrunner
1 Belted Kingfisher
3 Crested Caracara
2 American Kestrel
1 Aplomado Falcon
6 Green Jay
2 Long-billed Thrasher
21 Northern Mockingbird
3 Orange-crowned Warbler
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
6 Savannah Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
21 Eastern Meadowlark
24 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Great-tailed Grackle
Number of Taxa: 44

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Date: 1/7/18 8:14 pm
From: Brian Sheehan <osuwildlifer...>
Subject: [texbirds] RFI: Sprague's Pipit in Central TX
Hello TexBirders,

Ive been able to pick up several lifers in Texas with your help; Im hoping for another in the Spragues Pipit. Based on the data from eBird, it doesnt seem like there are many semi-reliable spots within an hour or two of the Austin area. Im wondering if anyone out there has the inside scoop on any places where they can often be found.

Thank you and good birding,
Brian Sheehan @Austin


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Date: 1/7/18 6:19 pm
From: Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The First Annual Hardway Birding Challenge
Good luck Bryce! Please be sure to give us regular updates as to your progress. Sometimes the chase is more entertaining than the finish.

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> On Jan 7, 2018, at 3:54 PM, Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...> wrote:
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> Hey all!
>
> Inspired by the wonderful competitions between Anthony Hewetson and Rich Kostecke, my dad and I are doing a little challenge of our own. We drew a 3 mile radius around our home bases with mine being Texas Lutheran University in Seguin and his being our home in Lago Vista, Texas. Most species at the end of the year wins lunch or dinner of the winners choice! His habitat is mostly oak/juniper, however he does have the lake itself. Mine consists of more riparian river habitat. It should be extremely close throughout and best of luck to him!
>
> Good birding!
> Bryce Hardway
> Seguin, Texas
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Date: 1/7/18 1:54 pm
From: Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...>
Subject: [texbirds] The First Annual Hardway Birding Challenge
Hey all!

Inspired by the wonderful competitions between Anthony Hewetson and Rich Kostecke, my dad and I are doing a little challenge of our own. We drew a 3 mile radius around our “home bases” with mine being Texas Lutheran University in Seguin and his being our home in Lago Vista, Texas. Most species at the end of the year wins lunch or dinner of the winner’s choice! His habitat is mostly oak/juniper, however he does have the lake itself. Mine consists of more riparian river habitat. It should be extremely close throughout and best of luck to him!

Good birding!
Bryce Hardway
Seguin, Texas

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Date: 1/7/18 12:01 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Harris' Hawk in Tarrant County
....
Man, Harvey sure spread these raptors. So how hard is to find a Harris or
White-tailed in S. Texas now? :-)


On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 1:17 PM, Kelly Bryan <kelly.b.bryan...> wrote:

> Just spotted an adult Harris's Hawk in SW Fort Worth flying low over a
> retainer pond on the west side of Chisholm Trail Parkway just north of
> Oakmont Blvd.
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Date: 1/7/18 11:18 am
From: Kelly Bryan <kelly.b.bryan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Harris' Hawk in Tarrant County
Just spotted an adult Harris's Hawk in SW Fort Worth flying low over a
retainer pond on the west side of Chisholm Trail Parkway just north of
Oakmont Blvd.
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Date: 1/7/18 8:58 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-7-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-7-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-7-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues to wow visitors @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe, to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

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Date: 1/6/18 1:12 pm
From: Dennis Cooke <denniscooke...>
Subject: [texbirds] Greater pewee now
In dead tree at second Pull out west of restroom 9 edge of woods

Dennis Cooke

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Date: 1/6/18 11:35 am
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Bahia Grande Bird Tour - 33 species
US-TX-Los Fresnos-Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge -Bahia Grande
Unit
Jan 6, 2018
8:16 AM
Traveling
41.00 miles
225 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning bird tour
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.2 Build 28
6 Northern Bobwhite
6 Northern Bobwhite (Eastern)
13 Double-crested Cormorant
66 American White Pelican
13 Brown Pelican
26 Great Blue Heron
3 Great Egret
1 Snowy Egret
2 Reddish Egret
5 Roseate Spoonbill
6 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
3 Northern Harrier
1 Harris's Hawk
4 White-tailed Hawk
16 Long-billed Curlew
1 Greater Yellowlegs
2 Laughing Gull
1 Herring Gull
2 Caspian Tern
12 Mourning Dove
1 Greater Roadrunner
4 Crested Caracara
3 American Kestrel
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Loggerhead Shrike
2 Long-billed Thrasher
33 European Starling
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
7 Savannah Sparrow
21 Eastern Meadowlark
45 Red-winged Blackbird
16 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 33


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Date: 1/6/18 11:20 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 6, 2018
A delightful group of folks came to bird Santa Ana this morning, with perfect weather and good sightings. Bird walks continue daily, except Sunday, leaving the visitors center at 8:30am. Come join the fun.
John and Sue Ewan, volunteers
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 6, 2018 8:12 AM - 12:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.28 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
55 species

Cinnamon Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 30
Gadwall 16
American Wigeon 5
Mottled Duck 2
Northern Pintail 5
Green-winged Teal 4
Ruddy Duck 4
Plain Chachalaca 4
Least Grebe 3
American White Pelican 7
White-faced Ibis 3
Turkey Vulture 25
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 2
Sora 1
American Coot 45
Black-necked Stilt 13
Killdeer 3
Long-billed Dowitcher 25
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Inca Dove 4
White-tipped Dove 2
Mourning Dove 1
Common Pauraque 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 5
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
Eastern Phoebe 5
Great Kiskadee 3
Tropical Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 10
Tree Swallow 2
Cave Swallow 4
Black-crested Titmouse 5
Verdin 2
House Wren 3
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Long-billed Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 9
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Olive Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Altamira Oriole 5
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Great-tailed Grackle 5

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Date: 1/6/18 11:13 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lubbock Area Birding Summary for December - Long
Lubbock received 0.00 inches of rain during December, way below the average
monthly total of 0.68 inches, bringing us up to 21.98 inches for the year,
still well above the average year-to-date total of 18.69 inches.
Conditions persisted as unseasonably warm and unseasonably dry and
highlights pretty much boiled down to increasingly concentrated waterbirds
and winter irruptives.
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. Water
Treatment Ponds have come to feature so prominently in these reports that
they will, henceforth, be referred to as WTP.

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE: 70 over Kitalou (Lubbock) on 12/2/17 (AH), 5
at McCullough Park (Lubbock) on 12/11/17 (JM), 8 at the FM 1054 x FM 1313
Playa (Lynn) on 12/13/17 (JC), 14 at the Lubbock WTP (Lubbock) on 12/16/17
(AH), 9 in Abernathy (Hale) on 12/17/17 (NP), 12 at the Littlefield Pon
(Lamb) on 12/17/17 (AH), 28 over the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing (Crosby) on
12/23/17 (AH), 2 at Leroy Elmore Park (Lubbock)on 12/25/17 (AH), 14 at the
FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa (Lynn) on 12/25/17 (AH), 2 at White River Lake
(Crosby) on 12/30/17 (JCr, MDL, DH, EH, LZ), and 12 over Red Mud Road
(Dickens) on 12/30/17 (AH) - VERY GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER; PARTICULARLY
CONSIDERING THE RELATIVELY POOR NUMBERS OF SNOW AND ROSS'S GEESE.

SNOW GOOSE: Nineteen reports of 1-6 birds, one report of 63 species, and
one report of 158 birds in the region (Crsoby, Hale, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn)
during the period (BB, JCl, JCr, MDL, DHa, DH, AH, EH, JJ, GK, RK, JM, NP,
CR, FR, KW, WW, LZ) - GOOD SCATTER BUT LOW NUMBERS; THINGS MIGHT PICK UP
WHEN WINTER ARRIVES.

ROSS'S GOOSE: 3 in Abernathy (Hale) on 12/17/17 (NP), 2 at the Littlefield
Pond (Lamb) on 12/17/17 (AH), 2 at Maxey Park (Lubbock) on 12/17/17 (AH), 2
at Whisperwood Pond (Lubbock) on 12/17/17 (AH), 2 over the FM 193 x FM 651
crossing (Crosby) on 12/23/17 (AH), 2 north of White River Lake (Crosby) on
12/30/17 (BB, RK), and 4 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (DH, LZ)
- GOOD SCATTER BUT LOW NUMBERS.

TUNDRA SWAN: 2 Tundra Swans and 8 unidentified swans at the FM 1054 x FM
1313 Playa (Lynn) on 12/1/17 (GC, SG, photographs) proved to be, with
better photographs, all Tundra Swans and persisted through 12/25/17 (JCr,
DH, AH, photographs) - CASUAL TO THE REGION; OUR 32nd RECORD.

WOOD DUCK: Eight reports of 1-10 birds, two report of 12 birds, one report
of 29 birds, and one report of 42 birds in the region (Crosby, Dickens,
Lubbock) during the period (JCr, DH, AH, JJ, GK, PKi, CR, FR, PS, LZ) -
GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER AFTER A VERY POOR FALL SEASON.

BLUE-WINGED TEAL: 2 near South Plains (Floyd) on 12/2/17 (NB), 1 at Lake
Six (Lubbock) on 12/2/17 (KW), and 1 at Leftwich Park (Lubbock) on 12/16/17
(JCl) - FORMERLY ACCIDENTAL IN WINTER; NOW ANNUAL WITH NUMBER OF SIGHTINGS
INCREASING.

CANVASBACK: Eleven reports of 1-9 birds, one report of 13 birds, and one
report of 14 birds in the region (Floyd, Lubbock, Lynn) during the period
(JCl, GC, JCr, SG, DH, AH, JJ, PKi, RL, DW, LW, WW) - GOOD SCATTER; AVERAGE
NUMBERS.

REDHEAD: Eight reports of 2-6 birds, one report of 12 birds, one report of
25 birds, and one report of 35 birds in the region (Crosby, Floyd, Lubbock,
Lynn, Motley) during the period (MDL, DH, AH, GK, PKe, RL, DW, LW, KW, WW,
LZ) - GOOD SCATTER, POOR NUMBERS.

GREATER SCAUP: 6 at Guy Park (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (WW), 2 males at the
Lubbock WTP (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH), and 1 female at Guy Park (Lubbock)
on 12/19/17 (PKe) - FORMERLY CONSIDERED CASUAL TO THE REGION; NOW KNOWN TO
BE ANNUAL THANKS, IN MY OPINION, TO INCREASING OBSERVER SKILL.

COMMON GOLDENEYE: 1 female at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa (Lynn) on
12/10/17 (DH, AH), and 1 female at the Lubbock WTP (Lubbock) on 12/16/17
(AH) - A TAD LOW.

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: 1 at Miller Park (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (WW) the
only report - A TAD LOW BY RECENT YEARS' STANDARDS.

COMMON MERGANSER: 1 at Lake Two (Lubbock) on 12/9/17 (PKi), 2 at Lake Six
(Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (EH, PKe), 1 male at the Lubbock WTP (Lubbock) on
12/16/17 (AH), 2 at Ransom Lake (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (KB), 7 males at
White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/23/17 (AH), and 130 at White River Lake
(Crosby) on 12/30/17 (BB, JCr, MDL, DH, AH, EH, RK, LZ) - A SLOW START
RAMPING UP TO AN AVERAGE FINISH.

SCALED QUAIL: 12 near Kalgary (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (CC, JCl, RL) the only
report - A TAD LOW.

RING-NECKED PHEASANT: 1 near Kitalou (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH) and 2 near
Abernathy (Hale) on 12/17/17 (NP) - LOW.

EARED GREBE: 2-7 at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa (Lynn) throughout the
period (GC, SG, DH, AH), 1 at Buffalo Springs Lake (Lubbock) on 12/16/17
(DH, PS), 1 at Leftwich Park (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (JCl), 1 at the Lubbock
WTP (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH) - GOOD SCATTER BUT LOW NUMBERS.

WESTERN GREBE: 3 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (JCr, MDL, DH,
AH, EH, LZ) the only report - LOW.

INCA DOVE: 13 in a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on 12/1/17 (LM), 4 near Clapp
Park (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (CG, SP, LZ), 10 at Ransom Lake (Lubbock) on
12/16/17 (KB), and 2 in a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on 12/30/17 (AC) - WELL
ABOVE AVERAGE - THE CBC EFFECT:)

VIRGINIA RAIL: 1 at the Erskine Street Marsh (Lubbock) on 12/9/17 (PKi) and
2 at the V8 Ranch (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (DH, PS) - ABOUT AVERAGE.

SORA: 1 at Buffalo Springs Lake (Lubbock) on 12/8/17 (JCr), 1 at Erskine
Street Marsh (Lubbock) on 12/9/17 (PKi), 2 at Erskine Street Marsh
(Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (MDL), 1 at the V8 Ranch (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (DH,
PS), 1 at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (AH), and 1 at the CR 245 x FM
261 Wetlands (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (AH) - GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER.

COMMON GALLINULE: 1 at Lake Six (Lubbock) on 12/11/17 (PKi) the only report
- A TAD LOW BUT IT IS NICE TO HAVE THE SPECIES BACK ON THE CANYON LAKES.

AMERICAN AVOCET: 8 at the CR 7500 x Highway 87 Playa (Lubbock) on 12/10/17
(AH) and 1 at the O'Donnell Playa (Lynn) on 12/25/17 (AH) - FORMERLY
CONSIDERED ACCIDENTAL BEYOND MID-NOVEMBER; NOW ANNUAL.

SNOWY PLOVER: 7 at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (JCr, CG, AH) and 2
south of Tahoka (Lynn) on 12/25/17 (AH) - FORMERLY CONSIDERED ACCIDENTAL IN
WINTER; SHOULD PROBABLY BE CONSIDERED ANNUAL AT THIS POINT.

LEAST SANDPIPER: 1 at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa (Lynn) on 12/10/17 (GC,
SG), 2 at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (AH), and 4 at the O'Donnell
Playa (Lynn) on 12/25/17 (AH) - ABOUT AVERAGE.

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER: 7 at the O'Donnell Playa (Lynn) on 12/25/17 (AH) the
only report - A TAD LOW; ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE PRESENCE OF GOOD HABITAT AND
PERSISTENCE OF MILD CONDITIONS.

WILSON'S SNIPE: Eight reports of 1-3 birds in the region (Bailey, Crosby,
Lubbock, Lynn, Motley) during the period (MDL, DHa, DH, AH, PKi, DW, LW,
KW) - GOOD SCATTER BUT LOW NUMBERS.

SPOTTED SANDPIPER: 1 at Butler Park (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (PKi) the only
report - VERY LOW.

LESSER YELLOWLEGS: 1 at MacKenzie Park (Lubbock) on 12/29/17 (DHa) the only
report - A TAD LOW.

GREATER YELLOWLEGS: Thirteen reports of 1-10 birds in the region (Crosby,
Floyd, Lubbock, Lynn) during the period (JCr, MDL, MG, JH, DH, AH, EH, JJ,
PKe, PKi, DW, LW, KW, WW, LZ) - GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER.

BONAPARTE'S GULL: 2 at Maxey Park (Lubbock) from 12/14/17 (DH) through
12/17/17 (AH) the only reports - LOW.

HERRING GULL: 1 at Ransom Lake (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (KB) and 1 in
Abernathy (Hale) on 12/17/17 (NP) the only reports - LOW.

NEOTROPIC CORMORANT: 2 at various parks in Lubbock (Lubbock) through at
least 12/25/17 (PKi, AH, photographs) - FORMERLY ACCIDENTAL TO THE REGION;
NOW CLOSING IN ON PERMANENT RESIDENCY PROVIDED THAT WINTERS ARE MILD.

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN: 1 banded bird (wingtag = 30K) along the Canyon Lake
(Lubbock) from 12/9/17 (PKi) through the rest of the period (MDL, DHa, AH,
GK, PKi, RK, KW) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR WINTER.

GREAT EGRET: 1 at Dupree Park (Lubbock) on 12/5/17 (LZ), 1 at Higginbotham
Park (Lubbock) on 12/11/17 (PKi), 2 at Lake Six (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (PKe,
KW), 1 at Miller Park (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (WW), 1 in northwest Lubbock
(Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (JCr, JJ), 1 at Raider's Pass Playa (Lubbock) on
12/16/17 (JCl), 1 at Maxey Park (Lubbock) on 12/17/17 (AH), and 1 at White
River Lake (Crosby) on 12/23/17 (AH) - FORMERLY ACCIDENTAL IN WINTER; THIS
IS NOW AN AVERAGE WINTERING ATTEMPT FOR THE SPECIES.

SNOWY EGRET: 1 at Leroy Elmore Park (Lubbock) through the period (GK, AH),
1 in south Lubbock (Lubbock) on 12/10/17 (DH, AH), 1 at Maxey Park
(Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (JCr, JJ), and 2 at Miller Park (Lubbock) on 12/16/17
(WW) - FORMERLY ACCIDENTAL IN WINTER; THIS IS NOW AN AVERAGE WINTERING
ATTEMPT FOR THE SPECIES.

GREEN HERON: 1 at Stripe's Playa (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (CG, SP, LZ) -
FORMERLY ACCIDENTAL IN WINTER; THIS IS NOW AN AVERAGE WINTERING ATTEMPT FOR
THE SPECIES.

TURKEY VULTURE: 3 over Buffalo Springs Lake (Lubbock) on 12/8/17 (JCr) -
ACCIDENTAL THIS LATE IN THE SEASON BUT NOT SURPRISING THIS YEAR, GIVEN THE
REMARKABLE PERSISTENCE OF MILD WEATHER WELL INTO THE PERIOD.

OSPREY:1 at the Ashe Avenue Playa (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (CG, SP, LZ) -
FORMERLY ACCIDENTAL THIS LATE IN THE YEAR; NOW KNOWN FOR ITS ANNUAL
WINTERING ATTEMPTS.

BALD EAGLE: 1 adult near South Plains (Floyd) on 12/2/17 (NB), 1 adult
northeast of Windfarm (Floyd) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH, DW, LW), 1 north of
Dougherty (Floyd) on 12/8/17 (MG, JH, DH), 1 south of Crosbyton (Crosby) on
12/9/17 (DK), and 1 immature bird at the Lubbock WTP (Lubbock) on 12/16/17
(AH) - VERY GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER!

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK: 1 north of Petersburg (Hale) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH, DW,
LW), 1 at City Farms (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH), 2 at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey)
on 12/17/17 (JCr, CG, AH), and 1 near Abernathy (Hale) on 12/17/17 (NP) -
FORMERLY MORE COMMON IN THE REGION; ALL REPORTS NOW CONSIDERED NOTEWORTHY.

GOLDEN EAGLE: 1 second year bird east of Windfarm (Floyd) on 12/2/17 (DH,
AH, DW, LW), 1 north of Dougherty (Floyd) on 12/8/17 (MG, JH, DH), 1
northwest of Crosbyton (Crosby) on 12/10/17 (KH), and 2 adults at Muleshoe
NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (AH) - VERY GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER.

EASTERN SCREECH OWL: 1 at Buffalo Springs Lake (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (DH,
PS) - FORMERLY EASILY FOUND AS FAR WEST AS FLOYD, LUBBOCK, AND GARZA
COUNTIES; NOW RARE ANYWHERE WEST OF MOTLEY, CROSBY, AND KENT COUNTIES.

SHORT-EARED OWL: 2 at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (AH, PS) and 1
along CR 245 (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (AH) the only reports - VERY LOW NUMBERS
SO FAR THIS WINTER.

LONG-EARED OWL: 1 in east Lubbock (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH) the only
report - INCREDIBLY LOW NUMBERS SO FAR THIS WINTER.

LEWIS'S WOODPECKER: 1 in a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on 12/7/17 (AC) -
FORMERLY CONSIDERED ACCIDENTAL TO THE REGION; NOW ENCOUNTERED ALMOST
ANNUALLY.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER: 1 in the Tech Terrace Neighborhood (Lubbock) on
12/20/17 (WW) - VERY RARE THIS FAR WEST INTO THE REGION.

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER: Five reports of 1-2 birds in the region (Crosby,
Lubbock) during the period (MDL, DH, AH, PKe, LZ) - LOW NUMBERS AND POOR
SCATTER.

DOWNY WOODPECKER: 1 at Mae Simmons Park (Lubbock) on 12/9/17 (PKi), 1 at
the Camp Rio Blanco crossing (Crosby) on 12/23/17 (AH), and 1 along CR 245
(Crosby) on 12/30/17 (AH) - ABOUT AVERAGE.

PEREGRINE FALCON: Nine reports of single birds in the region (Lubbock,
Lynn) during the period (JCr, AH, JJ, PKi, TT, WW) - GOOD NUMBERS AND
SCATTER.

EASTERN PHOEBE: 1 at the Silver Falls Rest Area (Crosby) on 12/23/17 (AH)
and 1 at the CR 245 x FM 261 Wetlands (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (AH) the only
reports - LOW.

SAY'S PHOEBE: 1 at the Lockney WTP (Floyd) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH, DW, LW) and
1 at the V8 Ranch (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (DH, PS) the only reports - LOW.

COMMON RAVEN: Ten reports of 1-2 birds in the region (Bailey, Crosby,
Dickens, Floyd) during the period (CC, JCl, DH, AH, RL, DW, LW, LZ) - ABOUT
AVERAGE FOR THIS, NOW RE-ESTABLISHED, SPECIES IN WINTER.

VERDIN: 1 south of White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (AH) the only
report - FORMERLY EASY TO FIND IN THE REGION; NOW CLOSE TO ABSENT.

RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH: 3 at MacKenzie Park (Lubbock) on 12/1/17 (LZ), 1 at
the Lubbock Cemetery (Lubbock) on 12/2/17 (PKi) had ramped up to 7 at the
Lubbock Cemetery (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (MDL, EH, PKe, WW) and then up to 9
at the Lubbock Cemetery (Lubbock) by 12/31/17 (AH, RK), 1 in a Lubbock yard
(Lubbock) on 12/11/17 (KD), 1 at Buffalo Springs Lake (Lubbock) on 12/16/17
(DH, PS), and 1 in Kitalou (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH) - GOOD NUMBERS AND
GOOD SCATTER; DEFINITELY AN IRRUPTIVE YEAR FOR THIS SPECIES TO OUR REGION.

BROWN CREEPER: 2 at the Lubbock Cemetery (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (MDL, EH,
PKe, KW) and 1 along Red Mud Road (Dickens) on 12/30/17 (AH) - LOW NUMBERS
AND SCATTER; ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE NUMBER OF NUTHATCHES IN THE REGION.

ROCK WREN: 1 at the V8 Ranch (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (DH, PS), 2 at the FM
193 x FM 651 crossing (Crosby) on 12/23/17 (AH) and 1 south of White River
Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (AH) the only reports - ABOUT AVERAGE.

CANYON WREN: 2 at Silver Falls Rest Area (Crosby) on 12/23/17 (AH) and 1 at
White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (AH) the only reports - A TAD LOW.

HOUSE WREN: 1 along Ballard Creek (Motley) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH, DW, LW), 1
at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (AH), 1 at Lubbock Lake Landmark
(Lubbock) on 12/21/17 (JCr), 1 at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing (Crosby) on
12/23/17 (AH), and 1 north of White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (BB,
RK) - GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER THANKS, PROBABLY, TO PERSISTENT MILD
CONDITIONS.

WINTER WREN: 1 in a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on 12/4/17 (AH), 1 north of
White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (BB, RK), and 1 along CR 405
(Dickens) on 12/30/17 (AH) the only reports - A TAD LOW; SHOULD BUMP UP
WHEN WINTER ARRIVES.

CAROLINA WREN: 1 at Mae Simmons Park (Lubbock) on 12/9/17 (PKi) and 1 below
Lake Six (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (MDL, EH, PKe, KW) - THE ONLY REPORTS FROM
ATOP (SORT OF) THE CAPROCK ESCARPMENT.

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER: 1 along Ballard Creek (Motley) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH,
DW, LW) and 2 along CR 405 (Dickens) on 12/30/17 (AH) - FORMERLY MORE
COMMON IN THE AREA IN WINTER; RETREATED DURING THE DROUGHT PERIOD AND HAS
NOT YET REBOUNDED.

GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET: Ten reports of 1-3 birds in the region (Bailey,
Crosby, Dickens, Lubbock, Lynn) during the period (BB, JCl, JCr, CG, DH,
AH, RK, PS) - GOOD SCATTER AND NUMBERS.

EASTERN BLUEBIRD: Seven reports of 2-9 birds and one report of 15 birds in
the region (Crosby, Dickens, Lubbock) during the period (BB, MDL, AH, EH,
PKe, PKi, RK, PS, KW, LZ) - GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER.

WESTERN BLUEBIRD: 3-12 at the Lubbock Cemetery (Lubbock) throughout the
period (MDL, DH, AH, EH, PKe, PKi, RK, KW) - GREAT NUMBERS BUT POOR SCATTER
- KIND OF WEIRD FOR THIS USUALLY IRRUPTIVE SPECIES.

MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD: Six reports of 1-7 birds, one report of 50 birds, one
report of 53 birds, and one report of 150 birds in the region (Crosby,
Dickens, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley) - GOOD SCATTER AND NUMBERS; NOT QUITE PEAK
BY IRRUPTIVE STANDARDS BUT REAL WINTER CONDITIONS HAD NOT YET ARRIVED.

TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE: 1 in the Tech Terrace Neighborhood (Lubbock) through
the period (WW, JCl), 1 at City Farms (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH), and 1
along Red Mud Road (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (AH) the only reports - A TAD LOW.

HERMIT THRUSH: Ten reports of 1-4 birds in the region (Crosby, Dickens,
Lubbock, Lynn) during the period (BB, JCr, MDL, DH, AH, EH, PKi, RK, LZ) -
GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER, PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE POOR FALL MOVEMENT.

GRAY CATBIRD: 1 in the Tech Terrace Neighborhood (Lubbock) through
mid-December (JCl) and 1 at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (AH, PS) -
CASUAL IN WINTER, PARTICULARLY WHEN MILD WEATHER PERSISTS.

BROWN THRASHER: 2 at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (JCr, CG) -
UNUSUALLY FAR WEST FOR THE SPECIES IN THE REGION.

CEDAR WAXWING: 5 in a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on 12/12/17 (KD), 2 at Clapp
Park (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (CG, SP, LZ), 3 at the Lubbock Cemetery
(Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (KW), and 1 at the Lubbock Cemetery (Lubbock) on
12/31/17 (AH, RK) the only reports - VERY LOW.

SAGE THRASHER: 1 in Bula (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (AH) the only report - A TAD
LOW.

AMERICAN PIPIT: 56 at the Lockney WTP (Floyd) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH, DW, LW),
15 at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa (Lynn) on 12/10/17 (DH, AH), and 76 at
City Farms (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH) - THESE REPORTS WERE NOTABLE DUE TO
HIGH NUMBERS.

PINE SISKIIN: 17 at the Lubbock Cemetery (Lubbock) on 12/31/17 (AH, RK) the
only report of good numbers - LOW.

LESSER GOLDFINCH: 3 at Lubbock Lake Landmark (Lubbock) on 12/21/17 (JCr)
and 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (DH, LZ) the only reports -
ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS RARE WINTER LINGERER.

RED CROSSBILL: 2 in Grassland (Lynn) on 12/10/17 (DH, AH), 2 in a Lubbock
yard (Lubbock) on 12/12/17 (KD), 1 in the Tech Terrace Neighborhood
(Lubbock) on 12/15/17 (JCr), 5 in the Tech Terrace Neighborhood (Lubbock)
on 12/15/17 (WW), 1 red bird near Clapp Park (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (DG, SP,
LZ, photographs), 3 red and 17 yellow birds at the Lubbock Cemetery
(Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (MDL, EH, PKe, KW), and 4 yellow birds near Kitalou
(Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH) - IRRUPTIVE TO THE REGION BUT THIS YEAR'S
'IRRUPTION' WAS ODDLY PATCHY AND SEEMS TO HAVE COME TO AN EARLY END.

LAPLAND LONGSPUR: 1 north of Dougherty (Floyd) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH, DW, LW),
1 north of Petersburg (Hale) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH, DW, LW), and 50 at City
Farms (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH) - LOW BY HISTORICAL STANDARDS; GOOD
NUMBERS BY RECENT YEARS' STANDARDS.

CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR: 41 north of Dougherty (Floyd) on 12/2/17 (DH,
AH, DW, LW), 20 at City Farms (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH), and 8 southeast
of Mt. Blanco (Crosby) on 12/23/17 (AH) the only reports - VERY LOW.

MCCOWN'S LONGSPUR: 2 north of Petersburg (Hale) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH, DW, LW)
and 82 at City Farms (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH) the only reports -
EXTRAORDINARILY LOW.

CASSIN'S SPARROW; 1 in northeast Lubbock (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (PKi) the
only report - A VERY LOW-DENSITY WINTER LINGERER IN THE REGION.

AMERICAN TREE SPARROW: 1 at the Lockney WTP (Floyd) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH, DW,
LW) and 1 along CR 405 (Dickens) on 12/30/17 (AH) - FORMERLY ANNUAL DURING
WINTER; NOW MORE OF AN IRRUPTIVE EVENT, PRESENT WHEN THE PANHANDLE PROPER
HAS A GOOD SHOWING.

CHIPPING SPARROW: 2 at MacKenzie Park (Lubbock) on 12/1/17 (LZ), 1 on the
TTU Campus (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (JCl), and 1 at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on
12/17/17 (AH, RL) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS LOW-DENSITY WINTER LINGERER.

LARK SPARROW: 1 along Ballard Creek (Motley) on 12/2/17 (DW, LW) the only
report - A TAD LOW.

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: 1 at the V8 Ranch (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (DH, PS) and 1
at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (AH) - A GOOD SHOWING FOR THIS CASUAL
WINTER LINGERER.

LECONTE'S SPARROW: 1 north of White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (BB,
RK, photographs) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS SPARSE WINTER RESIDENT.

FOX SPARROW: 1 at Plains Baptist Assembly (Floyd) on 12/2/17 (AK), 2 at the
V8 Ranch (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (DH, PS), 1 at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing
(Crosby) on 12/23/17 (AH), and 2 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/23/17
(AH) the only reports before the late period cold snap - LOW. With the
cold snap, numbers rose dramatically and we had an above normal showing at
the White River Lake CBC.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROW: 1 along Ballard Creek (Motley) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH,
DW, LW), 2 at Buffalo Springs Lake (Lubbock) on 12/8/17 (JCr), 1 at City
Farms (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (AH), 1 at the V8 Ranch (Lubbock) on 12/16/17
(DH, PS), 13 north of White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17 (BB, RK), 2
along CR 405 (Dickens) on 12/30/17 (AH), 1 in a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on
12/30/17 (GJ, PJ), and 1 at the Lubbock Cemetery (Lubbock) on 12/31/17 (AH,
RK) - FORMERLY A FAIRLY COMMON WINTER RESIDENT; NOW MORE OF AN IRRUPTIVE
SPECIES.

HARRIS'S SPARROW: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/23/17 (AH) and 3
along Red Mud Road (Dickens) on 12/30/17 (AH) the only reports - FORMERLY A
FAIRLY COMMON WINTER RESIDENT; NOW MORE OF AN IRRUPTIVE SPECIES.

YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD: 2 males northeast of Windfarm (Floyd) on 12/2/17
(DH, AH, DW, LW) and 28 at the Lubbock Feedlot (Lubbock) on 12/16/17 (DH,
PS) - PRETTY GOOD FOR THIS LATE IN THE YEAR!

COMMON GRACKLE: 3 at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (JCl, DH, PS) -
WELL WEST OF USUAL WINTERING POPULATIONS; THE RESULT OF A PHENOMENAL
BREEDING SEASON FOR THE SPECIES IN THE REGION?

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER: Seven reports of 1-2 birds in the region (Crosby,
Lubbock, Lynn) during the period (JCl, JCr, MDL, DH, AH, EH, PKe, PKi, KW,
LZ) - MUCH BETTER THAN THE LAST FEW YEARS; PERHAPS WE ARE SEEING SOME
WINTER REBOUND FROM THE DROUGHT - FINALLY.

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT: 2 at the FM 789 Wetlands (Hale) on 12/2/17 (DH, AH,
DW, LW), 1 male at Muleshoe NWR (Bailey) on 12/17/17 (AH), 1 at the New
Moore Wetlands (Lynn) on 12/25/17 (AH), 1 at the CR 245 x FM 261 Wetlands
(Crosby) on 12/30/17 (AH), and 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 12/30/17
(DH, LZ) - GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER TYPICAL OF A, THUS FAR, MILD WINTER.

OBSERVERS: NB=Noreen Baker, BB=Brandon Best, KB=Kathryn Brautigam,
CC=Canyon Clark, JCl=Jeremy Clark, GC=Greg Cook, AC=Anita Cooper, JCr=Jim
Crites, MDL=Manuel De Leon, KD=Ken Dixon, SG=Steve Glover, CG=Charles
Grair, MG=Mark Gray, JH=James Hall, DHa=Danny Hancock, DH=Drew Harvey,
AH=Anthony Hewetson, EH=Ellen Hildebrandt, KH=Kelly Himmel, JJ=Jan Jannett,
GJ=George Jury, PJ=Pat Jury, DK=Don Kahl, AK=Andrew Kasner, GK=Glenda
Kelly, PKe=Peter Keyel, PKi=Phillip Kite, RK=Rich Kostecke, RL=Rob Lee,
LM=Liam McGuire, JM=Jennifer Miller, SP=Skyler Parks, NP=Niler Pyeatt,
CR=Clarice Robertson, FR=Floyd Robertson, PS=Paul Sellin, TT=Tess Trost,
DW=Deb Wallace, LW=Lee Wallace, KW=Katheryn Watson, WW=William Wenthe, and
LZ=Lena Zappia.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 1/6/18 11:03 am
From: <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender drbirdie for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Houston Greater Pewee(s) RFI
Hi Texbirders,
I wondered if anyone has seen the Bear Creek Park Greater Pewee since the intense cold front of New Year's eve?
Also, can anyone give any tips about locating the Greater Pewee reported recently (Jan 2nd I think) from Memorial Oaks Cemetery?
Where to look, where to park, etc.?

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Byron "Doc" Stone, Austin, Tx


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Date: 1/6/18 9:19 am
From: Becky Reyes <breyes...>
Subject: [texbirds] Long - eared Owl again! Edinburg World Birding Center
Hi everyone!
The Long-eared owl is found at our site again. We were notified by a couple
of birders that they found the owl on the trail west of the canal. EWBC
staff will be available to show where the owl is perched.
Happy Birding!


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Date: 1/6/18 9:06 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-6-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-6-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-6-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues to feast here and please the observers! @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe, to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
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Date: 1/5/18 2:30 pm
From: Becky Reyes <breyes...>
Subject: [texbirds] Long-eared owl - Edinburg World Birding Center
Hi everyone!
Thursday afternoon, 12/4/18, we were notified by a couple of
birders/photographers that they had photographed a Long-eared owl. This owl
was at first flying around after being spotted by a member family. After
being shown the owl and with much discussion, we got confirmation from an
expert that it was indeed a Long-eared owl. The EWBC staff spent many hours
from morning until this afternoon on the search, however, it has not been
seen. I have attached a photo of the owl. We will keep on looking and keep
you posted.
Happy Birding!




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Date: 1/5/18 10:45 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR--Willow Lakes, Jan 5, 2018
Just a short list from around Willow Lakes. Bird walks continue daily, except Sundays, beginning at 8:30. Come join the fun.
Santa Ana NWR--Willow Lakes, Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 5, 2018 9:03 AM - 11:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.04 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
47 species

Blue-winged Teal 35
Cinnamon Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 56
Gadwall 32
American Wigeon 5
Northern Pintail 6
Green-winged Teal 10
Plain Chachalaca 6
Least Grebe 3
Turkey Vulture 3
Harris's Hawk 5
American Coot 75
Black-necked Stilt 1
Killdeer 5
Stilt Sandpiper 5
Long-billed Dowitcher 54
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 8
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Kiskadee 8
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Green Jay 9
Tree Swallow 2
Cave Swallow 2
Black-crested Titmouse 14
Verdin 1
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Long-billed Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 17
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Olive Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Altamira Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 4

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Date: 1/4/18 5:01 pm
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 4, 2018 List 2
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 4, 2018 1:09 PM - 3:46 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.13 mile(s)
Comments: Afternoon rove
41 species

Blue-winged Teal 6
Northern Shoveler 16
Gadwall 15
Green-winged Teal 14
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 1
White Ibis 1
White-faced Ibis 1
Turkey Vulture 5
White-tailed Kite 2
Northern Harrier 1
Harris's Hawk 4
White-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 10
Black-necked Stilt 17
Killdeer 8
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 45
Long-billed Dowitcher 6
Wilson's Snipe 1
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
American Kestrel 2
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Kiskadee 3
Tree Swallow 3
Cave Swallow 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Northern Mockingbird 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 6
Common Yellowthroat 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 24
Great-tailed Grackle 2

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Date: 1/4/18 5:00 pm
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 4, 2018 List 1
Great day for a walk, so we strolled in the afternoon as well birds were very cooperative! See Santa Ana List 1 and 2. All three Kingfishers, good wrens, excellent variety of shorebirds and some warblers.
Walks offered daily except Sunday, leaving the Visitors Center at 8:30 am. Come join the fun.
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Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 4, 2018 8:19 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.78 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
52 species

Blue-winged Teal 4
Cinnamon Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 45
Gadwall 35
American Wigeon 4
Mottled Duck 2
Northern Pintail 15
Green-winged Teal 15
Lesser Scaup 2
Ruddy Duck 7
Plain Chachalaca 8
Least Grebe 14
Pied-billed Grebe 2
American White Pelican 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 2
White-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 175
Black-necked Stilt 2
Killdeer 4
Long-billed Dowitcher 55
Inca Dove 5
White-tipped Dove 2
Common Pauraque 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
Eastern Phoebe 5
Great Kiskadee 7
White-eyed Vireo 3
Green Jay 12
Tree Swallow 3
Black-crested Titmouse 11
House Wren 6
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 3
Bewick's Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Orange-crowned Warbler 9
Common Yellowthroat 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Altamira Oriole 1
Red-winged Blackbird 23
Pine Siskin 2 Small streaked with yellow on side
American Goldfinch 2

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Date: 1/4/18 3:10 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-4-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow, Marsh Wren @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-4-18 Golden-Crowned Sparrow, Marsh Wren @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
More fun visitors today and I think most, but the early only birders, got the Golden-Crowned Sparrow! Jon McIntyre got the Marsh Wren and a Siskin along with other stuff! Lots of fun visitors—get your requests in asap.

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
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Date: 1/4/18 1:42 pm
From: Donna Silvers <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender silvers713 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Black Throated Gray Warbler - Galveston
The Black Throated Gray Warbler was still at Kempner Park in Galveston, when we were there an hour or so ago. It was in the oaks near the swings. Dean Silvers, Jamaica Beach, Texas

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Date: 1/4/18 12:31 pm
From: Daniel Tyx <danieltyx...>
Subject: [texbirds] Looking for Salineno photos
I'm a freelance writer (and birder) working on a feature story for the
Texas Observer magazine about the Salineno preserve in Starr County. The
magazine is looking for some photos of the viewing area or riverside trail.
I'd be much appreciative if anyone could email me any photos they snapped
while visiting. Thanks! -Daniel Tyx

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Date: 1/4/18 6:36 am
From: Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Seats available for Williamson Co trip tomorrow
There are about 10 seats available for the Kleb Woods birding bus trip to Williamson County tomorrow, January 5. If you are at least 50 years old and are interested in joining us, please email <klebwoods...><mailto:<klebwoods...> or call 281-357-5324 by 5 PM today. Here are the details:
The bus will leave the Kleb Woods parking lot (20303 Draper Rd, Tomball, TX 77377) at 7:00 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 6:30 AM. This is our annual trip to Williamson County to look for longspurs, Mountain Plover, and Short-eared Owl (apparently there aren't any Burrowing Owl around this winter). This trip is a little unusual in that we spend most of our time birding from the bus looking for small brown birds in big brown fields! It is a great opportunity to see birds that are often difficult to find on your own. Lunch will be at Sirloin Stockade, a buffet-style restaurant. The cost of a buffet plus a drink for seniors is about $10 per person. The bus will return to the Kleb Woods parking lot at 7:00 PM. In addition to money for lunch, 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
Tomball, TX
281-357-5324

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Date: 1/4/18 5:26 am
From: Mark Lockwood <mwlockwood402...>
Subject: [texbirds] Red Crossbills in Marfa
I tried to send a message on about these birds on Friday, but a glitch on
Outlook made that impossible.
There is a flock of Red Crossbills in the Marfa Cemetery that frequent the
arborvitae trees that along US 90 on the south side of the cemetery between
the two entrance gates. They seem to be easiest to find before 10:00 AM.
There were 21 on Friday, eight on Saturday, and 12 today. I am confident
that they are Type 3 birds, but I have not sent the recording that I have
made to Matt Young for confirmation.

These are the first Type 3 birds I have encountered in Texas (that I know
of). I have placed four images of these birds on my Flickr page for those
interested. Despite the reported differences in bill morphology between
types, am not sure they can be separated from a Type 2 bird visually.
There are two images of Type 2 birds taken in Dell City lower on my Flickr
page as well.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/70194759@N05/

The Marfa bird images start with:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/70194759@N05/39378957381


Mark


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Date: 1/3/18 6:48 pm
From: Brent Ortego <brentortego...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Swallows
If they were Cave it would not be unusual. Cliff would be extremely unusual.

Brent Ortego
Victoria, TX
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Subject: [texbirds] Swallows

On my way to Cibolo on Monday, I spotted 4 swallows (I thought probably Cliff Swallows) flying around an underpass near mile marker 45 on IH37, and about 6-8 at an overpass at the Southton/Donop Rd. exit.

Is this unusual for Jan. 1?

Judy Kestner

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Date: 1/3/18 6:33 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: Swallows
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From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Date: Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: [texbirds] Swallows
To: Joe Kestner <jkestner...>

It is unusual but cave swallows would not be unusual. They winter even as
far north as just south of Houston.

What is more unusual is that you saw them during the day and not at dusk.
Often, they are not seen at all during the day and then just at dark, they
dart down under an overpass and go directly into old nests, usually cliff
swallow nests. You have a part of a minute to see the whole group before
they are in bed.

You can find them in real cold weather if they have to feed just over open
water that did not freeze. Then, they can even flycatch more like a phoebe
than a swallow. A place like just below Anzalduas dam will have them all
winter sitting on the rock to keep warm.


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> On my way to Cibolo on Monday, I spotted 4 swallows (I thought probably
> Cliff Swallows) flying around an underpass near mile marker 45 on IH37, and
> about 6-8 at an overpass at the Southton/Donop Rd. exit.
>
> Is this unusual for Jan. 1?
>
> Judy Kestner
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Date: 1/3/18 6:20 pm
From: <jkestner...>
Subject: [texbirds] Swallows
On my way to Cibolo on Monday, I spotted 4 swallows (I thought probably Cliff Swallows) flying around an underpass near mile marker 45 on IH37, and about 6-8 at an overpass at the Southton/Donop Rd. exit.

Is this unusual for Jan. 1?

Judy Kestner

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Date: 1/3/18 5:41 pm
From: Tom Langschied <TLangschied...>
Subject: [texbirds] King Ranch birds - Kleberg county, 01/03/18
TexBirders,
Today (01/03/18) myself and 4 others birded the Santa Gertrudis division of King Ranch in western Kleberg county. Despite the very chilly temperatures and a rather stiff morning breeze we still managed to find a few birds. The highlights included Say's Phoebe, Cave Swallow, and Sprague's Pipit. Further below is the overall list of birds encountered on this outing.

Good birding,
Tom Langschied
Kingsville, TX

Birds found on the Santa Gertrudis div., King Ranch - 01/03/18

1. Blue-winged Teal 6

2. Northern Shoveler 4

3. Gadwall 35

4. Green-winged Teal 3

5. Northern Bobwhite 1

6. Wild Turkey 4

7. Least Grebe 2

8. Anhinga 1

9. Great Blue Heron 2

10. Snowy Egret 1

11. White-tailed Hawk 1

12. Red-tailed Hawk 2

13. Sandhill Crane 30

14. Killdeer 7

15. Least Sandpiper 6

16. Wilson's Snipe 2

17. Greater Yellowlegs 1

18. White-tipped Dove 1

19. Mourning Dove 12

20. Golden-fronted Woodpecker 2

21. Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1

22. Crested Caracara 8

23. American Kestrel 3

24. Eastern Phoebe 5

25. Say's Phoebe 1

26. Vermilion Flycatcher 4

27. Great Kiskadee 2

28. Loggerhead Shrike 6

29. Green Jay 9

30. Cave Swallow 1

31. House Wren 1

32. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7

33. Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

34. Curve-billed Thrasher 2

35. Long-billed Thrasher 1

36. Northern Mockingbird 12

37. European Starling 10

38. Sprague's Pipit 1

39. Orange-crowned Warbler 6

40. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5

41. Olive Sparrow 1

42. Savannah Sparrow 7

43. Northern Cardinal 6

44. Western Meadowlark 6

44. Meadowlark sp. 25

45. Red-winged Blackbird 12

46. Brewer's Blackbird 3

47. Great-tailed Grackle 30

48. House Sparrow 10



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Date: 1/3/18 11:07 am
From: Timothy Brush <timothy.brush...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Searching for Clay-colored Thrush near McAllen
Just a quick "second" on Justin's comments: I Saw at least 6 Clay-colored Thrushes just along the entry road today at Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen. Lots of anacua fruits still attracting them-probably more birds around if I had looked.
Regards,
Tim Brush
Edinburg, TX
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Subject: [texbirds] Re: Searching for Clay-colored Thrush near McAllen

Hi Steven,
You would not miss Clay-colored Thrush with a visit to Quinta Mazatlan WBC.
They were thick there earlier in December with no fewer than 20. They were
ravenously gorging themselves on anacua berries along the main entrance
drive and at a few other anacua trees along the trail.

Good luck!
Justin Bosler
currently in Key West, FL

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 3:53 PM, STEVEN B FELDSTEIN <sbf1...> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> I will be visiting the McAllen from Jan. 3-7 and hope to see Clay-colored
> Thrush, Aplomado Falcon (a side trip to Laguna Atascosa), as well as enjoy
> the great birding of the Rio Grande Valley. From eBird, I have the
> impression that the best locations during the past month for Clay-colored
> Thrush are Quinta Mazatlan WBC, Estero Llano Grande SP, National Butterfly
> Center, Bentsen Rio Grande Valley SP and Frontera Audubon Center. However,
> most eBird checklists do not provide additional information on where in the
> park Clay-colored Thrush was observed.
>
> I would very much appreciate if someone could provide some additional
> information such as a particular trail, pond, nearby building etc. where
> Clay-colored Thrush was recently observed. I also read that Clay-colored
> Thrush is often found at feeders during winter. If it is known that a
> Clay-colored Thrush is being seen regularly at a particular feeder, that
> information would be most helpful too.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Steven
>
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Date: 1/3/18 7:00 am
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Searching for Clay-colored Thrush near McAllen
Hi Steven,
You would not miss Clay-colored Thrush with a visit to Quinta Mazatlan WBC.
They were thick there earlier in December with no fewer than 20. They were
ravenously gorging themselves on anacua berries along the main entrance
drive and at a few other anacua trees along the trail.

Good luck!
Justin Bosler
currently in Key West, FL

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 3:53 PM, STEVEN B FELDSTEIN <sbf1...> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> I will be visiting the McAllen from Jan. 3-7 and hope to see Clay-colored
> Thrush, Aplomado Falcon (a side trip to Laguna Atascosa), as well as enjoy
> the great birding of the Rio Grande Valley. From eBird, I have the
> impression that the best locations during the past month for Clay-colored
> Thrush are Quinta Mazatlan WBC, Estero Llano Grande SP, National Butterfly
> Center, Bentsen Rio Grande Valley SP and Frontera Audubon Center. However,
> most eBird checklists do not provide additional information on where in the
> park Clay-colored Thrush was observed.
>
> I would very much appreciate if someone could provide some additional
> information such as a particular trail, pond, nearby building etc. where
> Clay-colored Thrush was recently observed. I also read that Clay-colored
> Thrush is often found at feeders during winter. If it is known that a
> Clay-colored Thrush is being seen regularly at a particular feeder, that
> information would be most helpful too.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Steven
>
> --
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> Professor and Senior Scientist
> Department of Meteorology
> The Pennsylvania State University
> 503 Walker Building
> University Park, PA 16802
> USA
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Date: 1/3/18 5:11 am
From: STEVEN B FELDSTEIN <sbf1...>
Subject: [texbirds] Searching for Clay-colored Thrush near McAllen
Hi Everyone,

I will be visiting the McAllen from Jan. 3-7 and hope to see Clay-colored Thrush, Aplomado Falcon (a side trip to Laguna Atascosa), as well as enjoy the great birding of the Rio Grande Valley. From eBird, I have the impression that the best locations during the past month for Clay-colored Thrush are Quinta Mazatlan WBC, Estero Llano Grande SP, National Butterfly Center, Bentsen Rio Grande Valley SP and Frontera Audubon Center. However, most eBird checklists do not provide additional information on where in the park Clay-colored Thrush was observed.

I would very much appreciate if someone could provide some additional information such as a particular trail, pond, nearby building etc. where Clay-colored Thrush was recently observed. I also read that Clay-colored Thrush is often found at feeders during winter. If it is known that a Clay-colored Thrush is being seen regularly at a particular feeder, that information would be most helpful too.

Thanks in advance.

Steven

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Date: 1/2/18 10:30 pm
From: Keith Hackland Innkeeper, Alamo Inn B&B <alamoinn...> <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender alamoinn for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Salineno Feeding Station
In reply to a rfi, here is some general information.


One of the great hot spots in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Salineno Feeding Station is located about 7 miles west of Roma on the Rio Grande, and it is normally open 7 days a week from 8 am to 4 pm, starting early November, closing late March. The land is owned by Valley Land Fund in McAllen, TX, and it is staffed by volunteers working for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service out of the Santa Ana NWR offices, under a Memorandum of Understanding between USF&WS and Valley Land Fund. It offers excellent viewing of birds at the feeders and great photo opportunities. The birds peak in volume and species diversity from early December through early-March. When visiting Salineno Feeding Station please thank the volunteers who staff the station for their selfless work and long hours - staffed this year by Lois and Merle, and Mike. The bird feed is paid for by visitors' donations.


Keith Hackland, Alamo, TX






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Date: 1/2/18 7:23 pm
From: Jack Chiles <chilesjack...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR.
It was frigid today but birding was great. One exceptional find was a Rough-legged Hawk. We also saw two Harlan's Red-tailed Hawks in close proximity to each other. We finished the day with 23 Red-tailed Hawks. Many of the bodies of water on the refuge were covered with ice which caused a lot of the Ducks to bunch together in what open water there was. We saw over 600 Northern Pintails, 222 Mallards, 121 Northern Shovelers, 73 Green-winged Teal, 13 Canvasbacks, 6 Buffleheads, 4 Ruddy-Ducks, 85 Hooded Mergansers and other ducks. We saw the male Bald Eagle at Meadow Pond, along with 7 Pied-billed Grebes huddled together in a small pool that had not iced over yet and a one Winter Wren near the north shore. Fox Sparrows were abundant near Deaver Pond. We finished the day with 108 Harris's Sparrows. Our species total for the day was 85.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41557004
Jack Chiles, Texas Master Naturalist and volunteer, Hagerman NWR.

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Date: 1/2/18 5:08 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: [texbirds]Salineno
Yes - we were just there today! Everything was coming in!

Mary Beth Stowe
Alamo, TX
www.miriameaglemon.com

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Is the feeding station at Salineno open?
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Date: 1/2/18 5:04 pm
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Subject: [texbirds] [texbirds]Salineno
Is the feeding station at Salineno open?
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Date: 1/2/18 12:23 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] The 2018 Photography Game
Greetings All:
Every year I do a competition and I have already posted that item. I also
do a photographic game and this year, finding myself beset with the need to
paint the exterior of my house and really work the yard back into shape, I
decided to see what kind of numbers I can rack up from my central Lubbock
yard.

Given the habitat available at the site, my goals are going to be pretty
modest. I am shooting for 40 butterfly species, 0 amphibian species, 2
reptile species, 80 birds species, and 4 mammal species - of which I hope
to photograph over 90%. This may not be as exciting as some of my previous
photographic games but it will certainly be hard-fought.

Further, it will encourage me to document the success I have had with
making my small, urban/suburban yard amenable to wildlife.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson


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Date: 1/2/18 11:40 am
From: Becky Reyes <breyes...>
Subject: [texbirds] Edinburg World Birding Center
Hi Everyone!
We had our first of the year bird walk this morning. Although being at 34
degrees there were still many of the water fowl at our North and South
Ponds. Of course, migrating ducks can be found at South Pond. Also at South
Pond, there was a flashy male Vermillion Flycatcher, who's bright red
warmed our hearts for a little while. The Green kingfisher was spotted down
a bank at the canal where she was hiding from the wind and around the
grounds there are many ruby-crowned kinglets. Below is this morning's list.
Happy Birding!

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 2, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 2
Northern Shoveler 17
Mottled Duck 4
Green-winged Teal 9
Lesser Scaup 1
Ruddy Duck 3
Plain Chachalaca 8
Neotropic Cormorant 7
Double-crested Cormorant 60
American White Pelican 9
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 3
Cattle Egret 3
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
American Coot 12
Inca Dove 6
White-tipped Dove 2
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Tropical Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 7
Cliff/Cave Swallow 1
Black-crested Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Long-billed Thrasher 4
Northern Mockingbird 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 4
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Great-tailed Grackle 10

*Becky Reyes*

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Date: 1/1/18 6:25 pm
From: Bruce Sherman <brucesherman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tamaulipas Crow at Goose Island
The Tamaulipas Crow was present during early and mid-afternoon today 1/1/18. Clearly heard the bird vocalizing and then saw the bird in trees near rv’s across road from Big Tree. Short time later observed the bird fly up from the shoreline of the bay and fly toward the pond in the middle of the field.
Bruce Sherman
Rockport, TX

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Date: 1/1/18 4:16 pm
From: Kenny Anderson <kennya290...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: 2018 Game
Could there be anything more delicious than whiskey won birding? I like
following your games, productive and fun.
Kenny Anderson
Austin

On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 2:48 PM, Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
wrote:

> Greetings All:
> This year the competition will feature three competitors and their counties
> (Brandon Best with Hill County, Anthony Hewetson with Floyd County, and
> Rich Kostecke with Lee County).
>
> Again, we will be weighting our county totals to eBird county totals which
> currently stand at 231 species in Hill County, 225 species in Floyd County,
> and 238 species in Lee County. Species added to the counties during 2018
> will not become a part of this weighting.
>
> A change introduced this year - to make things fairer in terms of people's
> work schedules - is that we only get two visits (to last no longer than one
> day) to our counties per month. An addendum to this is that BBS surveys
> will not count as visits unless the BBS surveyor wants them to: if a BBS
> surveyor opts not to count the survey, species seen during the survey will
> not contribute to his total. BBS routes tend to be much more species poor
> than optimized routes and one of us did now want that counting against us.
>
> The counties are close to each other in size and varieties of habitat
> available with Hill County having the advantage of most permanent water,
> Lee County having the advantage of a more southerly location, and Floyd
> County having the advantage of a potentially better blend of eastern and
> western species.
>
> The person getting the highest percentage will receive a modestly priced
> bottle of liquor from the second place finisher and the third place
> finisher; the person with the second highest percentage will receive a
> modestly price bottle of liquor from the bronze medalist.
>
> While we will have a lot of fun trying to best each other, the best feature
> of this is that we will be submitting all of our records to eBird which
> will contribute a little bit to the understanding of three relatively
> poorly reported counties.
>
> Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock
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Date: 1/1/18 12:49 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] 2018 Game
Greetings All:
This year the competition will feature three competitors and their counties
(Brandon Best with Hill County, Anthony Hewetson with Floyd County, and
Rich Kostecke with Lee County).

Again, we will be weighting our county totals to eBird county totals which
currently stand at 231 species in Hill County, 225 species in Floyd County,
and 238 species in Lee County. Species added to the counties during 2018
will not become a part of this weighting.

A change introduced this year - to make things fairer in terms of people's
work schedules - is that we only get two visits (to last no longer than one
day) to our counties per month. An addendum to this is that BBS surveys
will not count as visits unless the BBS surveyor wants them to: if a BBS
surveyor opts not to count the survey, species seen during the survey will
not contribute to his total. BBS routes tend to be much more species poor
than optimized routes and one of us did now want that counting against us.

The counties are close to each other in size and varieties of habitat
available with Hill County having the advantage of most permanent water,
Lee County having the advantage of a more southerly location, and Floyd
County having the advantage of a potentially better blend of eastern and
western species.

The person getting the highest percentage will receive a modestly priced
bottle of liquor from the second place finisher and the third place
finisher; the person with the second highest percentage will receive a
modestly price bottle of liquor from the bronze medalist.

While we will have a lot of fun trying to best each other, the best feature
of this is that we will be submitting all of our records to eBird which
will contribute a little bit to the understanding of three relatively
poorly reported counties.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 1/1/18 12:30 pm
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Golden-crowned Sparrow
So glad—everyone that came today got Golden-Crowned Sparrow also! Congratulations!
Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS

> On Jan 1, 2018, at 2:26 PM, Judy Kestner <jkestner...> wrote:
>
>
> It made a brief appearance about 5 minutes ago. Also Field, Harris’s, White-crowned, White-throated, Spotted Towhee and scads of Northern Cardinals. Pretty quiet in the woods but feeders are all hopping at Warbler Woods!
> Judy Kestner, Corpus Christi
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Date: 1/1/18 12:27 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] White River Lake CBC - Full Report
Greetings All:
White River Lake CBC - 30 December 2017 - Low=25, High= 41, overcast
throughout with bouts of freezing fog, freezing rain, or very light snow,
breezy (15-20 mph) in the morning calming down to still by afternoon.

Observers: Brandon Best, Canyon Clark, Jeremy Clark, Jim Crites, Manuel De
Leon, Drew Harvey, Anthony Hewetson, Ellen Hildebrandt, Rich Kostecke, Rob
Lee, and Lena Zappia.

The list follows with count week species in *italics* and other highlights
in *bold* with NS=New Species to the Count, HC=High Count. and US=Unusual
Species.

Greater White-fronted Goose - 14
*Snow Goose - 70 - HC*
*Ross's Goose - 6 - HC*
Cackling Goose - 46
'white-cheeked' goose - 48
Wood Duck - 3
Gadwall - 7
American Wigeon - 1
Mallard - 8
Northern Pintail - 43
Green-winged Teal 20
Redhead - 4
Ring-necked Duck - 4
Bufflehead - 7
Hooded Merganser - 6
Common Merganser - 130
Red-breasted Merganser - 1
Ruddy Duck - 2
Northern Bobwhite - 64
Scaled Quail - 12
Wild Turkey - 344 - HC
Pied-billed Grebe - 3
Western Grebe - 3
Eurasian Collared Dove - 100
White-winged Dove - 66
Mourning Dove - 66
Greater Roadrunner - 6
Sora - 1 - US
American Coot - 47
Sandhill Crane - 3
Killdeer - 5
Wilson's Snipe - 3
Greater Yellowlegs - 3
Ring-billed Gull - 2
Double-crested Cormorant - 27
Great Blue Heron - 15
Northern Harrier - 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 12
Ferruginous Hawk - 1
Barn Owl - 7
Eastern Screech Owl - 4
Great Horned Owl - 13
Burrowing Owl - 1
Short-eared Owl - 1
Belted Kingfisher - 3
Golden-fronted Woodpecker - 73
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker - 50
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 72
American Kestrel - 18
Merlin - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 4
Loggerhead Shrike - 3
Blue Jay - 32
American Crow - 3
Chihuahuan Raven - 8
Common Raven - 10
Horned Lark - 2
Black-crested Titmouse - 36
Verdin - 1
Brown Creeper - 1
Rock Wren - 1
*Canyon Wren - 1 - US*
House Wren - 1
Winter Wren - 2
Marsh Wren - 4
Carolina Wren - 7
Bewick's Wren - 41
*Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 - US*
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 76
Eastern Bluebird - 23
Mountain Bluebird - 154
Townsend's Solitaire - 1
*Hermit Thrush - 9 - HC*
American Robin - 3
Brown Thrasher - 47 - HC
Curve-billed Thrasher - 11
Northern Mockingbird - 47
European Starling - 128
House Sparrow - 4
American Pipit - 1
House Finch - 1
Pine Siskin - 8
*Lesser Goldfinch - 1 - US*
American Goldfinch - 86
Spotted Towhee - 116 - HC
Rufous-crowned Sparrow - 4
Canyon Towhee - 1
American Tree Sparrow - 1
Field Sparrow - 67
Vesper Sparrow - 16
Lark Bunting - 12
Savannah Sparrow - 18
*LeConte's Sparrow - 1 - US*
Fox Sparrow - 22
Song Sparrow - 225
Lincoln's Sparrow - 15
Swamp Sparrow - 9
White-throated Sparrow - 15
Harris's Sparrow - 3
White-crowned Sparrow - 330
Dark-eyed Junco - 197
unidentified meadowlark - 229
Eastern Meadowlark - 3
Western Meadowlark - 9
unidentified blackbird - 43
Red-winged Blackbird - 372
Brown-headed Cowbird - 22
Brewer's Blackbird - 3
Great-tailed Grackle - 8
Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
*Common Yellowthroat - 2 - US*
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20
Northern Cardinal - 183
*Pyrrhuloxia - 90 - HC*

Total species during count day = 116
Record Low for Count = 79; Record High for Count = 127

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 1/1/18 12:27 pm
From: Judy Kestner <jkestner...>
Subject: [texbirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow

It made a brief appearance about 5 minutes ago. Also Field, Harris’s, White-crowned, White-throated, Spotted Towhee and scads of Northern Cardinals. Pretty quiet in the woods but feeders are all hopping at Warbler Woods!
Judy Kestner, Corpus Christi
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Date: 1/1/18 12:26 pm
From: Laura Paulson <laura...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 1, 2018
Happy New Year, Texbirders!
The First Day Bird Walk at Santa Ana brought more birds than people,
perhaps no surprise given that it was 35 degrees outside when we started
and it went up a whopping 2 degrees while we were out. Waterfowl was
plentiful and not bothered by the weather at all. Small flocking birds were
heard often and seen sometimes. It was fun to share several Rio Grande
Valley specialties with a college class down from Oklahoma City, including
Common Pauraque, White-tipped and Inca Doves, Green Jays, Great Kiskadees,
Green Kingfisher and Plain Chachalacas, even before crossing over the levee
onto the refuge trails. The most surprising find was four Pine Siskins out
near Willow Lake 3.
There will not be a bird walk tomorrow (Tuesday) due to a volunteer meeting
but starting on Wednesday, January 3, bird walks will happen every day of
the week except Sunday. Meet at the Santa Ana Visitor Center by 8:30 to
join in the fun.

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

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Date: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 2:01 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Jan 1, 2018

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 1, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:28 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: First Day bird walk. Temperature 35-37 degrees. Overcast.
57 species (+1 other taxa)

Greater White-fronted Goose 10 flying high over refuge
Blue-winged Teal 23
Cinnamon Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 63
Gadwall 92
American Wigeon 3
Mottled Duck 4
Northern Pintail 18
Green-winged Teal 32
Lesser Scaup 5
Greater/Lesser Scaup 1 Possible Greater but just couldn't feel certain
about ID.
Ruddy Duck 6
Plain Chachalaca 7
Least Grebe 15
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Turkey Vulture 11
Harris's Hawk 4
American Coot 93
Black-necked Stilt 9
Killdeer 5
Stilt Sandpiper 12
Long-billed Dowitcher 14
Wilson's Snipe 4
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Inca Dove 6
White-tipped Dove 5
White-winged Dove 1
Common Pauraque 3
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Peregrine Falcon 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Vermilion Flycatcher 2
Great Kiskadee 9
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 11
Cave Swallow 1
Black-crested Titmouse 4
Verdin 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Clay-colored Thrush 2
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 5
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 7
Pine Warbler 1 Very bright!
Olive Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Great-tailed Grackle 3
Pine Siskin 4 Small birds, heavily streaked with yellow on wings,
small pointy bill. Most surprising birds of the day!

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Date: 1/1/18 11:47 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lubbock County Highlights - Sunday
Greetings All:
On Sunday morning Rich Kostecke and I spent a couple of hours at the
Lubbock Cemetery looking, unsuccessfully, for Red Crossbills.

We did see some good stuff, though, including 9 Red-breasted Nuthatches, 3
Golden-crowned Kinglets, 4 female and 3 male Western Bluebirds, 1 Hermit
Thrush, 1 Cedar Waxwing, 17 Pine Siskins, and 1 White-throated Sparrow.

On the back to my place we spotted the wing-tagged (30K) American White
Pelican at Lake Six.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 1/1/18 11:43 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Highlights from the White River Lake CBC - Saturday - Longish
Greetings All:
Eleven truly bold birders braved the very cold, overcast, and windy day -
with occasional bouts of frozen fog. We managed to tally 116 species of
bird during the day, surprisingly, given the weather conditions, well above
the low of 79 species and not far off of our record of 127 species.

I will post a full report at some point but wanted to get the highlights
out as soon as possible so that folk could get a taste of what is going
down up White River Lake..

Observers (BB=Brandon Best, CC=Canyon Clark, JCL=Jeremy Clark, JCr=Jim
Crites, MDL=Manuel De Leon, DH=Drew Harvey, AH=Anthony Hewetson, EH=Ellen
Hildebrandt, RK=Rich Kostecke, RL=Rob Lee, LZ=Lena Zappia) worked hard,
played hard, and tallied the following Crosby County highlights.

1 Greater White-fronted Goose - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Greater White-fronted Goose - White River Lake west - JCr, MDL, EH
2 Snow Geese - Great North Woods - BB, RK
63 Snow Geese - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
5 Snow Geese - White River Lake west - JCr, MDL, EH
2 Ross's Geese - Great North Woods - BB, RK
4 Ross's Geese - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Wood Duck - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
4 Redheads - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
130 Common Mergansers - White River Lake - BB, JCr, MDL, DH, AH, EH, RK, LZ
12 Scaled Quails - near Kalgary - CC, JCl, RL
3 Western Grebes - White River Lake - JCr, MDL, DH, AH, EH, LZ
1 Sora - CR 245 x FM 261 Wetlands - AH
3 Wilson's Snipes - CR 245 x FM 261 Wetlands - AH
3 Greater Yellowlegs - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Short-eared Owl - CR 245 - AH
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - White River Lake west - AH
1 Downy Woodpecker - CR 245 - AH
1 Eastern Phoebe - CR 245 x FM 261 Wetlands - AH
7 Common Ravens - scattered about - CC, JCl, DH, AH, RL, LZ
1 Verdin - south of White River Lake - AH
1 Rock Wren - south of White River Lake - AH
1 Canyon Wren - White River Lake west - AH
1 House Wren - Great North Woods - BB, RK
1 Winter Wren - Great North Woods - BB, RK
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers - CR 245 - AH
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet - Great North Woods - BB, RK
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet - south of White River Lake - AH
15 Eastern Bluebirds - Great North Woods - BB, RK
6 Eastern Bluebirds - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
2 Mountain Bluebirds - CR 245 - AH
150 Mountain Bluebirds - west of White River Lake - CC, JCl, RL
4 Hermit Thrushes - Great North Woods - BB, RK
3 Hermit Thrushes - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Hermit Thrush - White River Lake west - JCr, MDL, EH
1 Lesser Goldfinch - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 LeConte's Sparrow - Great North Woods - BB, RK
13 White-throated Sparrows - Great North Woods - BB, RK
1 Orange-crowned Warbler - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Orange-crowned Warbler - White River Lake west - JCr, MDL, EH
1 Common Yellowthroat - CR 245 x FM 261 Wetlands - AH
1 Common Yellowthroat - White River Lake east - DH, LZ

Dickens County Highlights (all seen/heard by AH as he is the only covering
ground in that county.

12 Greater White Fronted Geese - Red Mud Road
2 Wood Ducks - Red Mud Road
2 Common Ravens - CR 405
1 Common Raven - Red Mud Road
1 Brown Creeper - Red Mud Road
1 Winter Wren - CR 405
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet - CR 405
2 Eastern Bluebirds - CR 405
2 Mountain Bluebirds - CR 405
1 Townsend's Solitaire - Red Mud Road
1 Hermit Thrush - CR 405
1 American Tree Sparrow - CR 405
2 White-throated Sparrows - CR 405
3 Harris's Sparrows - Red Mud Road

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 1/1/18 11:36 am
From: Mark Welch <welch.mark3...>
Subject: [texbirds] Too cold to fly these Holidays?
The sandhills just did over Fitzhugh, 10 mi NE of Dripping. No peanuts
fares today. 28 degrees at 1:30 PM NY's Day, fyi
Mark


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Date: 1/1/18 11:16 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] The Lynn County Photographic Game - Final Report
Greetings All:
In compliance with Drew Harvey's request that I focus on a county lacking
herp records, I am going to be working Lynn County (the county just to the
south of Lubbock County) for critters and photographs of critters in 2017.

Lynn County is somewhat similar to Hockley County - lots of cropland,
almost no public land - but is different in one critical regard: there is
no publicly accessible permanent water. This doesn't mean that Lynn County
is dry, necessarily, but it does mean that my success with water-loving
species, from spadefoots to sandpipers, is going to be very dependent on
seasonal rainfall.

Stated numerical goals are, because of this, borderline hallucinatory.

That said, I stuck with goals of 50 species of butterfly, 5 species of
amphibian, 10 species of reptile, 200 species of bird, and 10 species of
mammal seen in Lynn County during 2017. As in 2016, I will also have the
goal of photographing at least 90% of the species seen.

Christmas Bird Counts ate up a lot of my time and I only managed 1.5 visits
to Lynn County, noting 3 species of butterfly, 0 species of amphibian, 0
species of reptile, 93 species of bird, and 4 species of mammal during
July, bringing me up to 55 species of butterfly, 10 species of amphibian,
14 species of reptile, 218 species of bird, and 14 species of mammal -
moving the respective percentages up to 110%, 200%, 140%, 109%, and 140% -
for the year.. Of the 311 species seen so far, I have acquired
identifiable photographs of 282 - making for a 90.6752% success rate - I
met all my goals this year, though, as always - thanks to nocturnals and
skittish migrants - making the photographic goal was difficult.

And on with the list (* = new to the list, y = photographed) - arranged, I
think, in the new AOU order.

Sleepy Orange
Red Admiral
Painted Lady

Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Tundra Swan*(y)
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser*
Ruddy Duck
Northern Bobwhite
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Avocet
Snowy Plover
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferrugiinous Hawk
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Burrowing Owl
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Loggerhead Shrike
Blue Jay
American Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Horned Lark
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet*
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Curve-billed Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Sparrow
American Pipit
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Western Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Pyrrhuloxia

Desert Cottontail
Eastern Gray Squirrel
Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubboc


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Date: 1/1/18 11:08 am
From: Ron Huebner <feralbirder...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The Kostecke:Hewetson Competition - An Incredibly Close Finish
Congrats to Both of you!!
On Jan 1, 2018 12:22 PM, "Anthony Hewetson" <fattonybirds...> wrote:

> Greetings All:
> This year's competition finds Rich Kostecke working over 960 square miles
> of Fayette County as Anthony Hewetson flails away at 902 square miles of
> Crosby County. Both counties have a nice mix of habitats, though
> Kostecke's is a bit less agricultural and a bit more wooded and watered.
> On the other hand, Hewetson has some nice canyon cuts and, possibly, a
> better selection of grasslands. To make things a bit more fair this year
> lists are going to be weighted using the cumulative eBird total of ABA
> countable birds as reported by 31 December 2016. That means that Rich's
> efforts will be divided into a total of 264 species for Fayette County
> whereas Anthony's efforts will be divided into a total of 290 species for
> Crosby County. Species we add to the county lists during 2017 will not
> cause these totals to go up: 264 and 290 remain fixed for purposes of the
> contest.
>
> Rich got into Fayette County at least three times, adding Green Kingfisher
> during his first visit, Harris's Sparrow and Sora during his second visit,
> and Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Greater-white Fronted Goose, Dunlin, Brown
> Creeper, and Dark-eyed Junco during his third visit, rocking out the old
> year with 227 species.
>
> I was able to get out to my county twice during the month, adding
> Chestnut-collared Longspur and Harris's Sparrow during the first visit and
> adding Short-eared Owl during the White River Lake Christmas Bird Count,
> finishing out the year with 248 species.
>
> This year's game was weighted for eBird history and with Rich scoring many,
> many more birds during the month than did I, my tight lead grew tighter and
> tighter, then vanished, and then reversed itself. Rich's 227 out of 264
> species put his final score in at 85.9848%. My 248 out of 290 species put
> my final score in at 85.5172%.
>
> *HUZZAH, HUZZAH, HUZZAH - Rich takes the prize (a moderately priced bottle
> of whiskey) by 0.4676% - a blowout by competitive running, skiing, diving,
> and - now - birding standards!*
>
> By the time the CBC rolled around, the only way the finish could have been
> closer is if I had added one more species in which case I would have lost
> by .1228% or if I had added two more species in which case I would have won
> by .0022%. A hard won bottle of whiskey, indeed!
>
> This was our fifth game: I won the home county vs. home county game back in
> 2013, we tied during the home region vs. home region game in 2014, I won
> the Clapp Park vs. Lake Devine game in 2015, I won the yard vs. yard game
> in 2106, and - in what could be the start of a disturbing new trend - Rich
> took 2017.
>
> *MOST IMPORTANT*, however, is that we both eBirded every trip, allowing our
> frivolity to contribute a lot of data to two relatively poorly birded
> counties. Our 2018 game - details to be released a little later today -
> should serve the same purposes: friendly competition and eBird data.
>
> We would both like to thank all of the folk who provided us with sightings
> to track down, offered encouragement, or just plain sent us e-mails letting
> us know that they enjoyed the ongoing competition.
>
> Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock
>
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Date: 1/1/18 10:22 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] The Kostecke:Hewetson Competition - An Incredibly Close Finish
Greetings All:
This year's competition finds Rich Kostecke working over 960 square miles
of Fayette County as Anthony Hewetson flails away at 902 square miles of
Crosby County. Both counties have a nice mix of habitats, though
Kostecke's is a bit less agricultural and a bit more wooded and watered.
On the other hand, Hewetson has some nice canyon cuts and, possibly, a
better selection of grasslands. To make things a bit more fair this year
lists are going to be weighted using the cumulative eBird total of ABA
countable birds as reported by 31 December 2016. That means that Rich's
efforts will be divided into a total of 264 species for Fayette County
whereas Anthony's efforts will be divided into a total of 290 species for
Crosby County. Species we add to the county lists during 2017 will not
cause these totals to go up: 264 and 290 remain fixed for purposes of the
contest.

Rich got into Fayette County at least three times, adding Green Kingfisher
during his first visit, Harris's Sparrow and Sora during his second visit,
and Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Greater-white Fronted Goose, Dunlin, Brown
Creeper, and Dark-eyed Junco during his third visit, rocking out the old
year with 227 species.

I was able to get out to my county twice during the month, adding
Chestnut-collared Longspur and Harris's Sparrow during the first visit and
adding Short-eared Owl during the White River Lake Christmas Bird Count,
finishing out the year with 248 species.

This year's game was weighted for eBird history and with Rich scoring many,
many more birds during the month than did I, my tight lead grew tighter and
tighter, then vanished, and then reversed itself. Rich's 227 out of 264
species put his final score in at 85.9848%. My 248 out of 290 species put
my final score in at 85.5172%.

*HUZZAH, HUZZAH, HUZZAH - Rich takes the prize (a moderately priced bottle
of whiskey) by 0.4676% - a blowout by competitive running, skiing, diving,
and - now - birding standards!*

By the time the CBC rolled around, the only way the finish could have been
closer is if I had added one more species in which case I would have lost
by .1228% or if I had added two more species in which case I would have won
by .0022%. A hard won bottle of whiskey, indeed!

This was our fifth game: I won the home county vs. home county game back in
2013, we tied during the home region vs. home region game in 2014, I won
the Clapp Park vs. Lake Devine game in 2015, I won the yard vs. yard game
in 2106, and - in what could be the start of a disturbing new trend - Rich
took 2017.

*MOST IMPORTANT*, however, is that we both eBirded every trip, allowing our
frivolity to contribute a lot of data to two relatively poorly birded
counties. Our 2018 game - details to be released a little later today -
should serve the same purposes: friendly competition and eBird data.

We would both like to thank all of the folk who provided us with sightings
to track down, offered encouragement, or just plain sent us e-mails letting
us know that they enjoyed the ongoing competition.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 1/1/18 9:34 am
From: Hannah Buschert <Hannah.Buschert...>
Subject: [texbirds] First Day Bird Walk at Sheldon Lake SP
Happy New Year!
Three brave birders were out at Sheldon Lake State Park for our "Kick off your list" Bird Walk on January 1st, 2018 at 8:00am. We started off our year lists with 36 species in 30F with 12 mph winds! Lots of usual herons and egrets hanging out around the ponds. The resident Least Grebe and Great Kiskadee were hanging out around the south ponds. From the John Jacob Observation Tower, we were able to spot gulls and the vultures. The pond loop trail was busy with gnatcatchers, kinglets, and, warblers.

Make sure to join us for our next bird walk on Saturday, January 20th at 8:00am.

Species Count
Wood Duck 4
Least Grebe 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Neotropic Cormorant 7
Anhinga 1
American Bittern 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 1
Little Blue Heron 7
Tricolored Heron 2
White Ibis 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 22
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Common Gallinule 1
Laughing Gull 10
Ring-billed Gull 2
gull sp. 50
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Kiskadee 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 17
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 8
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2

Happy Birding!

Hannah Buschert
Park Ranger II (Lead Interpreter)
Sheldon Lake State Park &
Environmental Learning Center
14140 Garrett Road
Houston, Texas 77044
(281) 456-2800 x232
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Date: 1/1/18 7:36 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 1-1-2018 Golden-Crowned Sparrow + 4 Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
1-1-2018 Golden-Crowned Sparrow + 4 Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow New Years Day 2018 + 4 Z’s, visitors very happy @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe,
to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
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Date: 12/31/17 1:59 pm
From: Bradford Lirette <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender lirettb for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Green Kingfisher- Brazoria County - 12/31/2017
Texbirders,

Ron Weeks and I were able to re-find a Green Kingfisher at Hanson Riverside County Park on the San Bernard River. This bird was originally found by Jennifer Wilson a week ago. We were in kayaks, but it may be possible to see the bird from the river overlook at the park. The Kingfisher was along the nearside riverbank between the overlook and the HWY 35 bridge. Here is a link to the checklist with poor photos:
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41471366

Brad Lirette
Pearland, TX
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Date: 12/31/17 12:37 pm
From: David McDonald <dkmmdpa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tamaulipas Crow - today
Hi Texbirders,
Happy New Year and I finished 2017 with this lifer. Thanks to those who
found the bird at Goose Island SP.

I did not get an opportunity to see the bird when it was in the Galveston
area. So I was delighted to see it was found again further south.

I drove down this morning and 2 birders there had the bird in a yellow
fruiting tree in the pasture across from the big tree. I saw the bird but
he was maybe 100 years away. But they said be patient as he flies back and
forth from there to the waters edge.

Sure enough, he flew down to the waters edge and landed on the ground with
a group of grackles.

I drove to the spot and he was about 25 feet away. Amazing!

http://www.pbase.com/davidmcd/image/166784159

He has a very similar bluish sheen like the grackles, but is bulkier and
has a dark eye.

Haha this sure beats looking in the Brownsville dump.

Good birding y'all

David McDonald
Friendswood TX


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Date: 12/31/17 9:17 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-31-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ 4 Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-31-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ 4 Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-31-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow pleased visitors today

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Bob Rasa email keeps getting returned and wants to visit

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
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Date: 12/30/17 5:00 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-30-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow, Hutton’s Vireo, Verdin @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-30-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow, Hutton’s Vireo, Verdin @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow pleased I think all of the visitors today and was very cooperative late today when I got back home. It was so nice to see the sun!

We will be here this weekend, so you can send a contact form if you want to visit. This spot is protected from the North winds, mostly. Thanks to all for visiting! Don spent late afternoon and evening weatherproofing water lines and discovered the well at one end of the property didn’t have electricity, so the Electric Co came to “try” to fix. We might need to manually put water in that water feature, so consider bringing a bottle to dump there!

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
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Date: 12/30/17 2:32 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Short eared owl on Bahia Grande Bird Tour
Laguna Atascosa NWR--Bahia Grande Unit, Cameron, Texas, US
Dec 30, 2017 8:58 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
Comments: Also saw 4 road runners, 2 caracara, 3 Harris hawks and 2
chachalacas on the way to Bahia Grande unit.
30 species
Northern Shoveler 1
Common Merganser 22 Clearly marked birds with white breast and black
heads for the males and gray with red heads for the females. Behavior very
much different from other species. Have seen species often in our home
state of Vermont.
Northern Bobwhite 9
Double-crested Cormorant 6
American White Pelican 73
Brown Pelican 7
Great Blue Heron 9
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 3
Tricolored Heron 2
Reddish Egret 4
White Ibis 1
Roseate Spoonbill 4
Northern Harrier 3
Harris's Hawk 1
Wilson's Plover 1
Long-billed Curlew 3
Marbled Godwit 1
Sanderling 8
Least Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Short-eared Owl (Northern) 1 Large owl hunting during the day in large
open field. Seen well by members of our tour group. No facial tufts and
coloring like that of short-eared owl as seen in Kaufmann Field Guide.
Crested Caracara 3
American Kestrel 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1 Sparrow with white eye streak and chest streaks with a
central blotch on chest. Seen in open field.

--
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reservations. The tours are on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:00
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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
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Date: 12/30/17 10:42 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 30, 2017
Great morning of bird watching, Chachalaca trail only. New Years day bird walk, then regular walks begin January 3, continuing daily, except Sundays, leaving the VC at 8:30 am. Come join the fun.
John and Sue Ewan, volunteers
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Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 30, 2017

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Dec 30, 2017 8:14 AM - 11:24 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.36 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
53 species

Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 25
Gadwall 25
American Wigeon 2
Mottled Duck 3
Northern Pintail 8
Green-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 4
Lesser Scaup 3
Ruddy Duck 4
Plain Chachalaca 3
Least Grebe 6
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Turkey Vulture 9
White-tailed Kite 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Sora 1
American Coot 75
Black-necked Stilt 11
Killdeer 2
Long-billed Dowitcher 3
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Inca Dove 3
Common Ground-Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 2
Common Pauraque 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Eastern Phoebe 5
Great Kiskadee 8
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Green Jay 8
Tree Swallow 4
Cave Swallow 35
Black-crested Titmouse 2
House Wren 2
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Hermit Thrush 1
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
American Pipit 3 Heard only
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Hooded Oriole 1 White wing covert and smaller than the altimira that was in the same tree
Altamira Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 25

View this checklist online at https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Febird%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS41439573&data%7C01%7C%7Cb54650d0e89f44b6844c08d54fb178dd%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636502546007750615&sdata=UVo1xgE0FvGhENVsggYvfR11sYV0rkFRU0tMsNL8se4%3D&reserved=0

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Date: 12/30/17 7:18 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-30-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-30-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow Saturday—seen at 909 am with arrival @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe,
to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Will be here this holiday weekend

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 12/30/17 6:56 am
From: Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tamaulipas Crow, Goose Island SP YES
Hey all!

We are currently looking at the Tamaulipas Crow in Lamar by the Big Tree. 3 Whooping Cranes in the field as well.

Good birding!

Bryce Hardway
Lago Vista

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Date: 12/29/17 4:49 pm
From: Mark Lockwood <Mark.Lockwood...>
Subject: [texbirds] Red Crossbills in Marfa
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Date: 12/29/17 2:17 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] eBird Report - Laguna Atascosa NWR--Bahia Grande Unit, Dec 29, 2017
Despite the cold, drizzly weather, a good time was had by all on our bird
tour to Bahia Grande. Even caught site of some northern bobwhites which
have not been very prevalent this year.


Laguna Atascosa NWR--Bahia Grande Unit, Cameron, Texas, US
Dec 29, 2017 9:07 AM - 10:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
17 species

Northern Bobwhite 12
Double-crested Cormorant 6
American White Pelican 197
Great Blue Heron 4
Snowy Egret 10
Reddish Egret 32
Osprey 1
White-tailed Kite 1
Harris's Hawk 3
White-tailed Hawk 2
Long-billed Curlew 7
Ruddy Turnstone 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Crested Caracara 1
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Eastern Meadowlark 18



-If you would like to join us for a bird tour call 956-748-3607 for
reservations. The tours are on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:00
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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Los Fresnos, TX
www.fws.gov/refuge/laguna_atascosa
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Date: 12/29/17 1:07 pm
From: Susan Foster <idratherbebirding...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tamaulipas Crow bear Big Tree in Aransas County
A Tamaulipas Crow is currently being seen, heard, and photographed in the pasture across from the Big Tree in Lamar. I watched it come in several times to the same two, large trees near the camper and boat. Sorry I don’t know who originally found it, but it was refound by Larry and Judy Geiger this morning and has been seen throughout the day.
Susan Foster
Rockport
Aransas County

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Date: 12/29/17 11:59 am
From: Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...>
Subject: [texbirds] New TBRC Current Review Species Reports web page
Texbirders,
Please check out the Texas Bird Records Committee new "Current Review
Species Reports" page on the TBRC website. This will keep track of Review
Species reported in the past 90 days or so and the status of those
sightings as far as TBRC documentation goes. The goal is to have the
list/status updated daily or at least a couple times a week. It is not
intended to be a RBA/Alert page but rather a tool that we are hoping will
get the TBRC more timely documentation from observers (this is you!) on
birds that they chase or find. The TBRC looks for documentation not just
on the first day a rare bird is found but throughout the period of time
that the bird lingers in the same area. We hope that you bookmark this
page and will participate in the documentation process for some of these
sightings.


http://www.texasbirdrecordscommittee.org/home/current-review-species-reports

--Eric

Eric Carpenter
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Date: 12/29/17 10:44 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 29, 2017
What a great morning! Due to the wet weather, the decision was made by all to just bird Chachalaca trail, and it was FULL of birds! We moved at a snails pace and were constantly kept busy. Multiple Olive Sparrows gave great long looks, as well as Lincolns Sparrow and Altamira Orioles. Walks continue daily, leaving the VC at 8:30am, except Sundays and January 2.
John and Sue Ewan, volunteers
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Dec 29, 2017 8:23 AM - 11:17 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
50 species

Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 4
Gadwall 35
American Wigeon 6
Mottled Duck 3
Northern Pintail 9
Green-winged Teal 10
Ring-necked Duck 4
Lesser Scaup 4
Ruddy Duck 4
Plain Chachalaca 3
Least Grebe 7
Pied-billed Grebe 1
American White Pelican 5
Northern Harrier 1
Harris's Hawk 2
American Coot 45
Black-necked Stilt 14
Killdeer 4
Long-billed Dowitcher 5
Inca Dove 4
White-tipped Dove 4
Common Pauraque 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 5
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Kiskadee 5
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 10
Black-crested Titmouse 2
House Wren 5
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 15
Orange-crowned Warbler 8
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 3
Olive Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Altamira Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Great-tailed Grackle 1
House Sparrow 7

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Date: 12/29/17 10:26 am
From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] eBird challenges for 2018
Hello texbirders,
To start out the new year, the eBird Challenge for January is to get in
the habit of daily submitting a checklist—one for each day of the month.
For each monthly Challenge there is a prize of a new pair of Zeiss
Conquest HD 8x42 binoculars, $969 on Amazon, right now. January’s
Challenge is a setup to get on pace for the Checklist-a-day Challenge
for the entire year. Three committed birders who submit at least one
checklist each day during 2018 will be selected for an unnamed prize.
More about the year long challenge later.

January’s eBird Challenge brings in a new year of birding. There is a
new Challenge each month designed to improve birding skills, become
familiar with new technology and improve the quality of bird sightings
in their massive worldwide database. Eligible checklists must contain an
exact count or a good estimate of every species observed. Xs should not
be used. This is a good opportunity learn to use your smartphone better
as several of the 2017 Challenges require submitting checklists using
eBird Mobile. Recorded audio and pictures were required for a couple of
monthly Challenges this past year. One of the easiest Challenges is to
submit just 5 checklists on the second Saturday in May. These sightings
are part of the annual Global Big Day.

The Checklist-a-day will be the best chance to win a prize as fewer
birders will be willing or able to submit 365 consecutive checklists.
The Challenge reveals that the eBird database is best built on the
volume of smaller and shorter checklists. Checklists from your doorstep,
feeders or the parking lot are welcomed. A minimum time spent of 3
minutes is suggested.

For more information read the three new articles on the eBird.org Home page.

Chuck Berthoud

717 608-2614

Spring Grove, PA

Wintering in Huntsville and Friendswood, Texas




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Date: 12/29/17 9:28 am
From: Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...>
Subject: [texbirds] Golden Eagle Anahuac NWR
Hey all!

We’re currently looking at a Golden Eagle at Anahuac NWR. We had It directly on the gravel road (Cross Road). If anyone is in the area, please keep an eye out for It. Details are in my Ebird Checklist.

Good Birding!

Bryce and Rob Hardway
Lago Vista TX

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Date: 12/29/17 8:14 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-29-17 GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow Friday showing for visitors! So happy! Temp going up today and tomorrow beautiful. @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe,
to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html
Susan Schaezler
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Date: 12/28/17 9:56 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Red Crossbills, Iraan (Pecos Co.) / CHECK your pecans!
Dear Texbirds,
This morning, 28 December, I had my first PERCHED Red Crossbills of the
2017 irruption. There was a pair, male and female, chowing down on pecans
near the clubhouse of the Iraan Golf Club. Despite numerous mature pines
with cones in the immediate vicinity, this pair clearly preferred pecans.
There was also a Red-breasted Nuthatch accompanying them. I suspect these
two to be Type 2 (Ponderosa Pine) Red Crossbills (the only type I've
detected along the I-10 corridor and south this fall-winter). I have photos
and recordings to send off to Matt Young at Cornell for additional
confirmation.

Happy New Year!
Justin Bosler
Austin, TX


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Date: 12/28/17 7:13 pm
From: Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...>
Subject: [texbirds] Castroville Regional Pk -- Dec 28, 2017
Hello,
Took my 10 yr old daughter birding at Castroville Regional Park this
morning and had a great time. Highlight was a pair of Green Kingfishers
feeding actively along the edges of the smaller pond. The female got quite
close to us at times a was able to get a few pictures with cell phone
through binoculars.Also saw a nice Black-crowned Night-heron. Accrued 45
species for the morning, 30 at the park, 15 along the drive.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41389658

Take care,

Nate Nye
San Antonio, TX
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From: "Nathaniel Nye" <nathaniel.nye...>
Date: Dec 28, 2017 8:55 PM
Subject: eBird -- Castroville Regional Pk (HOTE 113) -- Dec 28, 2017
To: <Nathaniel.nye...>
Cc:

Castroville Regional Pk (HOTE 113)
Dec 28, 2017
8:45 AM
Traveling
2.00 miles
90 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:

6 Northern Shoveler
8 Green-winged Teal
4 Bufflehead
1 Least Grebe
3 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Neotropic Cormorant
1 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Egret
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron -- Flushed from trees along the edge of the
smaller pond. Seen very well flying directly away from us, distinct black
back and crown with smooth gray wings.
5 Black Vulture
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Cooper's Hawk
8 Inca Dove
5 White-winged Dove
2 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Green Kingfisher
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 Crested Caracara
3 Eastern Phoebe
2 Carolina Wren
1 Bewick's Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
8 Northern Cardinal
2 Eastern Meadowlark
1 Lesser Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 30


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Date: 12/28/17 3:32 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-28-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow often@ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-28-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow often@ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues to shine his crown with our visitors, who are acoming from all over the US to see him! I hope you get a chance to see him! Newspaper coming tomorrow to cover the excitement! Amazing how exciting a bird can be with traveling so far out of his way!

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Get your visit requests in asap—Saturday will be an awesome weather day and tomorrow will be much better—I saw the sun briefly today!

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 12/28/17 2:39 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Golden eagle yesterday at San Jacinto Monument
Was up on top the the San Jacinto Monument yesterday pointing out the
sights when an adultish golden eagle went past between the monument and the
battleship heading for the Monument Inn. About 10 stories below the top. It
was not at the inn on our arrival but the oysters and chicken were waiting.
Drizzle let up just to let the eagle fly past.
--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
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Date: 12/28/17 10:51 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 28, 2017
It was a cold morning for seeing birds, but a group of hardy souls from Florida joined us with others and we toughed it out. It felt good to get inside after a long walk, but the birds were delightful, most allowing great long looks. Walks continue daily at 8:30am except Sundays and January 2.
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Subject: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 28, 2017

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Dec 28, 2017 8:25 AM - 11:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.44 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
59 species

Blue-winged Teal 11
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 75
Gadwall 25
American Wigeon 1
Mottled Duck 9
Northern Pintail 6
Green-winged Teal 4
Ring-necked Duck 7
Lesser Scaup 2
Bufflehead 1
Ruddy Duck 3
Least Grebe 3
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Northern Harrier 1
Harris's Hawk 1
American Coot 125
Black-necked Stilt 18
Killdeer 4
Long-billed Dowitcher 5
Wilson's Snipe 7
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Inca Dove 3
White-winged Dove 1
Mourning Dove 2
Common Pauraque 1
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 8
Green Jay 3
Black-crested Titmouse 2
House Wren 3
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 6
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Savannah Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Western Meadowlark 3
Altamira Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Great-tailed Grackle 15

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Date: 12/28/17 6:12 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-28-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-28-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-28-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe, to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html. /Hardway report for 10 min look

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 12/27/17 8:58 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Dalton Square
Only Austin folks likely know. Back in the day (70's-80's) Dalton Sq. was
a really good area to bird. I'm pondering some things and so pulled up a
Google Image (wow has it ever changed) but there are the old ponds and some
"new" ones. Are these accessible still or can they be seen form the area
roads? Is there just too much traffic to make it worth a spit anymore?
Very close to Hornbsy as the crow flies but not by road.
--

Brush Freeman
<http://www.biospatialsevices.com>
Utley & Cedar Park, Texas


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Date: 12/27/17 7:28 pm
From: marlin andrus <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender marconandrus for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Bird I'D please
House Sparrow, female.
Marlin Andrus Kress,Texas 
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Date: 12/27/17 6:05 pm
From: C M Prince <GoldwingerTX...>
Subject: [texbirds] Bird ID please
I know it is a Sparrow, but which one?
I have them by the dozens.
Link
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Date: 12/27/17 4:11 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Balmorhea Lake
Texbirds,
The female Long-tailed Duck and first winter California Gull continue at
Balmorhea Lake. Both are easily observed from the dam. There are also two
Common Loons and a first winter Herring Gull among the many grebes
(predominantly Clark's and Eared) and Ring-billed Gulls. I did not see the
Anhinga(s) but the adult Harris's Hawk was there.

Good birding!
Justin Bosler
currently in Alpine, TX


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Date: 12/27/17 1:56 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-27-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow still @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-27-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow still @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-27-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow still seen @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe, to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
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Date: 12/27/17 9:49 am
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Painted Redstart RFI
We also have a Marsh Wren, which is rare in Guadalupe County @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary and Hutton’s Vireo is off the filter for rare now
Susan Schaezler
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> On Dec 27, 2017, at 10:46 AM, Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...> wrote:
>
> Hey all!
>
> We’re taking a trip to Galveston tomorrow and we’re planning on stopping for the sparrow at Warbler Woods and the Painted Redstart in Goliad. I haven’t seen many (if any) reports of the Redstart recently on ebird. Does anyone know if it’s still there?
>
> Also, I saw a report of 2 Audubon’s Orioles at Oak Hill Cemetery. How reliable are those there?
>
> Thanks in advance and good birding,
> Bryce Hardway
> Lago Vista, TX
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Date: 12/27/17 8:47 am
From: Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...>
Subject: [texbirds] Painted Redstart RFI
Hey all!

We’re taking a trip to Galveston tomorrow and we’re planning on stopping for the sparrow at Warbler Woods and the Painted Redstart in Goliad. I haven’t seen many (if any) reports of the Redstart recently on ebird. Does anyone know if it’s still there?

Also, I saw a report of 2 Audubon’s Orioles at Oak Hill Cemetery. How reliable are those there?

Thanks in advance and good birding,
Bryce Hardway
Lago Vista, TX

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Date: 12/27/17 8:03 am
From: <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dhanson139 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Old River CBC 1/2/18
Our 2017 Old River Christmas Count is on January 2nd, 2018. We could use a little help in a couple of areas if anyone would like to join us. I know Stuart Marcus could use help in our area 2 and Harry Elliot could use help in Area 4. If you are interested send me your information and I will get back to you. This count is mostly in Chambers Co with a little on the North side of the circle in Liberty Co.
 
David Hanson
281-303-0166 hm
281-813-2657 cell
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Date: 12/26/17 2:15 pm
From: Jack Chiles <chilesjack...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR.
On a cold and breezy day we found 88 species of birds. Ducks continue in abundance. We tallied 448 Northern Pintails, 255 Gadwalls, 220 Mallards, 154 Ring-necked Ducks( the majority of which were on the far side of Meadow Pond), 66 Redheads, 12 Lesser Scaups, 85 Green-winged Teals, 21 Ruddy Ducks, 3 Canvasbacks, 1 Bufflehead and 2 Hooded Mergansers. Sparrows were abundant with 105 Harris's Sparrows, an unusually good count. We saw both Spotted and Eastern Towhees, across the road from the entrance to Oil Field Rd. The feeders that the work campers have out were very active, with Pine Siskins, House Finches, White-crowned Sparrows, Northern Cardinals and other species present. The Bald Eagle pair was present at the end of Egret Pad. We found a Winter Wren at Meadow Pond.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41327487
Jack Chiles, Texas Master Naturalist and volunteer at Hagerman NWR.
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Date: 12/26/17 2:07 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-26-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow pleasing @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-26-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow pleasing @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Today, we had repeat visits from the ones that came during major hawk problems near the Golden-Crowned Sparrow & they missed out, so some drove an 8 hr return trip and succeeded beautifully! It is so nice to please so many and they keep finding great birds in their short walk there and back—just think if they had time to explore the 124 acres with varied habitat! The good thing is—they will come back!

A hint on getting the Golden-Crowned Sparrow—he hangs out with the House Sparrows and comes out when ~10 House Sparrows come out, which requires calm gallery to not spook the pesky House Sparrows! And then, the challenge is—the bird blends in and the light has been dreadful with our weather. In the afternoon, he shows up in the less congested areas and sometimes, you are Blessed with 10 min with the bird in the open! This is the opposite direction from the preferred one. He is 15-25’ from you, so you are quite close. Last person just left, before new arrivals and he got the bird and heading to the Valley.

So, get your request to visit in asap and I control parking with your request. Please read what I send you—many are not and miss out that they are blocking the signal. You can save the ebird link to get what is turned in, but rare species aren’t listed, so no Golden-Crowned Sparrow.

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Next time you come, try checking out the productive Scout Pond Dam Covered Blind and far field
Chat Pond Covered Blind
Thomas’ Meadow Covered Blind
Warbler Pond, with permission & good place for Hutton’s Vireo
Sparrow Hole
Hideout
All these get food every day of the year and we use 25-30#/day, which Thomas Moore Feed donates to us—otherwise, our costs would be worst—thank you Thomas Moore Feed!

We are a 501(C)(3) &
2016 we personally gave $20,000; others $8,500
2017 we personally gave $18,800; others $7,300
2015 we personally gave $12,750; others $5,000

We had a College Student make $60 today working on Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary chores—we have to pay to get trails and things done—please consider sending us more enthusiastic workers to keep things going & consider donating for an hour of labor or service in volunteering—we pay $10-15/hr. We are on PayPal charity Listing

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
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Date: 12/26/17 11:36 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tundra Swans still in Lynn County
Greetings All:
I spent most of yesterday in a very dry and windswept Lynn County. I
managed to add two species to my year list for the county (Hooded Merganser
and Golden-crowned Kinglet) but couldn't get photographs of either (the
mergansers were too far away for my camera and the kinglet was too twitchy)
so they boosted my total but hurt my percentage photographed stat.

Highlights for the day: 18 Greater White-fronted Geese at the FM 1054 x FM
1313 Playa, 3 Snow Geese at the CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa,* 8 Tundra Swans* at
the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 1 Canvasback at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 2
Eared Grebes at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 1 American Avocet at the
O'Donnell Playa, 2 Snowy Plovers at the salt playas just south of Tahoka, 4
Least Sandpipers at the O'Donnell Playa, 7 Long-billed Dowitchers at the
O'Donnell Playa, 3 Wilson's Snipes at the CR EE Wetlands, 2 Greater
Yellowlegs at the O'Donnell Playa, 1 Peregrine Falcon near West Point, 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet at the Tahoka Cemetery Complex, 2 Mountain Bluebirds
at the Tahoka Cemetery Complex, 1 Hermit Thrush at the CR 28 x FM 1054
Playa, 1 Orange-crowned Warbler in Tahoka, and 1 Common Yellowthroat at the
New Moore Wetlands,

On the way home I stopped at Leroy Elmore Park in Lubbock where I watched
the arrival of the cormorants at the roost. Highlights at this site
included 2 Greater White-fronted Geese (flyover), 29 Wood Ducks, 2 adult
Neotropic Cormorants, 1 Snowy Egret, and 1 Peregrine Falcon.

Only two days of birding left in this year for me - the White River Lake
CBC (in Dickens and Crosby Counties) on the 30th ... and one more visit to
Lynn County on the 31st. Then it will be time for some new games:)

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 12/26/17 5:40 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Golden-Crowned Sparrow 12-26-17 @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Golden-Crowned Sparrow 12-26-17 showed @Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, WarblerWoods.org, Cibolo:Schertz/Guadalupe, to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html
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Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz
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Date: 12/25/17 4:05 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-25-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow & 4 Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-25-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow & 4 Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Many that missed the bird previously, came and got it today and I have a picture attached to my checklist. Golden-Crowned Sparrow, Harris’s Sparrow, White-crowned & White-throated entertained today.

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Parking tomorrow will already be dicey—be ready for the alternatives mentioned and get permission to visit—the gate is locked and the code has changed—you are safe with the code I sent you.

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Date: 12/25/17 2:20 pm
From: C M Prince <GoldwingerTX...>
Subject: [texbirds] [texbirds]Yellow-throated Warbler
I have had a Yellow-throated Warbler coming to my feeder for the past 3
days.

location

two miles north of World Birding Center

Mission, TX


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Date: 12/25/17 1:40 pm
From: David Hanson <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dhanson139 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Thompson's Fish Camp
Well Jan and I just made a loop around past the Fish camp and spent 30 minutes or so in the cold looking for the Western/Clark's Grebe with no luck. As we were there the clouds kept getting thicker and thicker. Lots of usual gulls and some Royal Terns but no Grebe in sight.

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Date: 12/24/17 7:02 pm
From: Rex Stanford <calidris.bairdii...>
Subject: [texbirds] Raptors, Sandhill Cranes, and more (Saturday, 12/23/17)
Yesterday (Saturday, 12/13/17) my wife (Birgit) and I birded: (a) the
Hargill area (i.e., east and west of there on FM490 to its east and west
doglegs, plus Lincoln, 1st Street, Bucy Rd., and FM493 to TX186); also,
areas east of Lyford and northeast of Sebastian. Raptors and Sandhill
Cranes were our primary objectives. This report is NOT intended to list all
the species seen, much less their numbers. The listings here are not in
geographic order, but usually follow taxonomic considerations.


SANDHILL CRANES (TOTAL = 8): We found 3 foraging along the east-of-Hargill
FM 490 dogleg in an ephemeral wetland at its intersection with CR2500
(southwest corner) and an eastbound overflight of 3 in the same area, same
time; also, 2 (1 ravenously foraging; the other standing on alert,
continuously scanning—recent raptor?) at an ephemeral wetland at south
corner of FM490 dogleg west of Hargill).



RAPTORS: Expectedly abundant almost “everywhere” were: TURKEY VULTURE,
RED-TAILED HAWK (see special note regarding. this species, below), and
AMERICAN KESTREL. As for much less frequent species: We were delighted to
find, along Bucy Road, WHITE-TAILED KITE (2), sometimes flying well above
tree tops, seemingly foraging insects and, in the process, kiting and
gliding with superb grace against a lovely blue sky. NORTHERN HARRIER (2),
1 of them seen from Bucy Road and 1 from FM 498 (north of Lyford). A most
welcome surprise and very handsome was COOPER’S HAWK (1) initially seen
sitting on atop a thick, flat-topped fence post adjacent to Bucy Road and
then atop a pile of broken limbs further back near tall vegetation. (We
both saw the distinctive dark “cap” with cropped-like appearance at rear
and the notably lighter nape and enjoyed the sleek appearance of this
handsome, alertly erect, long-tailed hawk.) In late day as we started home,
a single HARRIS’S HAWK was seen as we headed back toward Weslaco
immediately south of the FM490/FM88 intersection, just after we had turned
south onto the latter, having complained moments before that we had seen no
Harris’s Hawks anywhere! Surprisingly, no White-tailed Hawks were seen on
this trip.



East of Lyford on CR315 (Cactus CR) just north of FM498 we found
LONG-BILLED CURLEW (2) on the pasture west of CR315. Further east on FM498,
turning south to bird CR375 (Primrose CR) to FM1018 (at the water tower),
we failed to find the Peregrine Falcon that I had on two earlier occasions
this season found on the water tower.



Finally, we saw several CRESTED CARACARA across a number of locations. On
FM493 we found GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (4), perhaps 0.4 mi. north of
Hargill in an ephemeral wetland (not very wet presently) on the east side
of the highway.



SPECIAL NOTE: Now back to Red-tailed Hawk, a real treat north of Hargill
somewhere along FM493 was what seems most likely to have been, based on my
study of my photos (including a very useful flight photo) and visual
observation, either a juvenile dark-morph Red-tailed Hawk or a juvenile
dark-morph Harlan’s Hawk. Based on my study of the photos and an expert
field guide, I lean toward the former, but cannot presently feel sure that
dark-morph Harlan’s can be ruled out. I hope to have some expert help on
this judgment. This was for me a strikingly very dark (seemingly,
essentially, black) individual overall (wing tips lighter, juvenile
fashion).



Wishing everyone the best of winter birding – Rex Stanford.

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Date: 12/24/17 6:16 pm
From: Bob Friedrichs <bird.fried...>
Subject: [texbirds] Western/Clark's Grebe at Thompson's Bait Camp
Texbirds:
Today, my brother found a Western /Clark’s Grebe while boating out of Thompson’s Bait Camp. The bird was pretty far out but it might possible to see it with a scope from shore. Hoping the FlickR link with cellphone pic of the bird will come through. Lots of white on the face….

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/109784193@N04/38566615824/in/datetaken-public/" title="Western or Clark Grebe at Thompsons Bait Camp on 12-24-17"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4635/38566615824_355e747df9_o.jpg" width="777" height="1035" alt="Western or Clark Grebe at Thompsons Bait Camp on 12-24-17"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


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Date: 12/24/17 5:33 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-24-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow +55 species @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
55 species today and exciting guests all over and everyone had a very cooperative Golden-Crowned Sparrow that came out multiple, long visits today + 4 Z’s. Also excited by the Barred Owl that flew from a tree near the gate when we returned from lunch!

We don’t have family plans for tomorrow, so if you can get permission from me via email, we are allowing visitors tomorrow. Please don’t be like one person that drove here to discover a locked gate—I return calls, but don’t answer. That person was rather rude, but I think I do post my web link everywhere with visiting instructions on the webpage, etc. the gate code has been changed and will be in communication to you. You can also follow the link on my signature line to see what has been seen, with rarities being withheld until approved. Hutton’s Vireo seen today and photographed.

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

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Date: 12/24/17 5:09 pm
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-24-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow +55 species @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-24-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow +55 species @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
55 species today and exciting guests all over and everyone had a very cooperative Golden-Crowned Sparrow that came out multiple, long visits today + 4 Z’s. Also excited by the Barred Owl that flew from a tree near the gate when we returned from lunch!

We don’t have family plans for tomorrow, so if you can get permission from me via email, we are allowing visitors tomorrow. Please don’t be like one person that drove here to discover a locked gate—I return calls, but don’t answer. That person was rather rude, but I think I do post my web link everywhere with visiting instructions on the webpage, etc. the gate code has been changed and will be in communication to you. You can also follow the link on my signature line to see what has been seen, with rarities being withheld until approved. Hutton’s Vireo seen today and photographed.

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
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Date: 12/24/17 3:33 pm
From: Candy McNamee <birdbug62...>
Subject: [texbirds] Violet-crowned Hummingbird-YES-12-23-2017 Sanderson, TX
Sorry for the late Post. The Violet-crowned Hummingbird showed well Saturday morning 12-23-2017.
Many thanks to the Hoy’s for sharing their awesome garden, birds and hospitality!!

Fabulous morning!

Good birding,

Candy McNamee
Houston, TX
(Previously in Sanderson, TX)


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Date: 12/24/17 10:37 am
From: Candy McNamee <birdbug62...>
Subject: [texbirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow-YES 12-24-2017 Warbler Woods
We arrived at Warbler Woods around 9:30am and stayed till Noon. Had great views of the Golden-crowned Sparrow, showing five times while we were there.

Thank you to Susan and Don for sharing your beautiful place and birds.

Merry Christmas to all and great birding!


Candy McNamee and Mike Williams
Currently in Cibolo, TX


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Date: 12/24/17 10:15 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Crosby County Highlights from Yesterday
Greetings All:
I spent eight hours chasing birds (and other critters) in Crosby County
yesterday, notching two more species in my game with Rich Kostecke
(Chestnut-collared Longspur and Harris's Sparrow) and stumbling across a
decent number of highlights despite the ongoing drydown.

Highlights included a flock of 3 Greater White-fronted Geese, 28 Snow
Geese, and 2 Ross's Geese flying over the FM 193 x FM 651 canyon crossing,
4 Wood Ducks south of Broadway, 6 Redheads south of Crosbyton, 7 male
Common Mergansers at White River Lake, 1 Wilson's Snipe south of Ralls, 1
Greater Yellowlegs south of Ralls, 1 Great Egret at White River Lake, 1
Rough-legged Hawk north of Broadway, 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers at Silver
Falls Rest Area, 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at White River Lake, 1 Downy
Woodpecker at Camp Rio Blanco crossing, 1 Eastern Phoebe at Silver Falls
Rest Area, 2 Common Ravens at Camp Rio Blanco crossing, 1 Common Raven
north of Broadway, 2 Common Ravens south of Crosbyton, 1 Common Raven
southeast of Mt. Blanco, 1 Common Raven west of White River Lake, 2 Rock
Wrens at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing, 2 Canyon Wrens at Silver Falls Rest
Area, 1 House Wren at FM 193 x FM 651 crossing, 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet at
Camp Rio Blanco crossing, 5 Eastern Bluebirds at Camp Rio Blanco crossing,
4 Eastern Bluebirds west of White River lake, 53 Mountain Bluebirds at Camp
Rio Blanco crossing, 50 Mountain Bluebirds west of White River Lake, 3
Hermit Thrushes at FM 193 x FM 651 crossing, 1 Hermit Thrush at Silver
Falls Rest Area, 8 Chestnut-collared Longspurs southeast of Mt. Blanco, 1
Fox Sparrow at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing, 2 Fox Sparrows at White River
Lake, and 1 Harris's Sparrow at White River Lake.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 12/24/17 10:00 am
From: Holly Platz <Holly.Platz...>
Subject: [texbirds] South Llano River State Park Birding Festival
Good morning TexBirders,
I know many of us are busy with CBCs, winter birding, and Christmas plans, but I wanted to let folks know about a special event we are having at South Llano River State Park in Junction this coming spring.

The Friends of South Llano River State Park are sponsoring the park's 1st Annual Birding Festival, to be held April 27th-29th, 2018. We are really excited to feature the terrific birding at our park, and its beautiful bird blinds, during the busiest migration weekend of the year. The Festival will feature guided bird walks, including Golden-cheeked Warbler walks and Birding the Riparian, and will also offer guided photography sessions in our bird blinds. On Saturday afternoon, in addition to these programs, we'll have a raptor presentation by Last Chance Forever, a Bird Call presentation by a young birder, a Beginners' Bird Walk, and vendor and information tables. We'll finish up Sunday morning with more birding walks, as well as a Big Sit! as part of the Great Texas Birding Classic.

Registration is only $65, with a maximum of 80 participants. Registration opens January 5th. Please check out the Festival's Facebook page for more details, and "like" and share:
www.facebook.com/slrspbirdingfestival<http://www.facebook.com/slrspbirdingfestival>

I hope many of you can make it to the Festival!

Good birding and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,


Holly Platz


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Junction, TX 76849
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Date: 12/24/17 9:59 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Neotropic Cormorants in Lubbock
Greetings All:
Two Neotropic Cormorants were found and photographed by Phillip Kite at
Stone Lake in Lubbock on 16 December 2017.

On 21December 2017, the flock of 29 cormorants that flew over my house -
from Maxey Park (probably) towards Leroy Elmore Park - featured 2 Neotropic
Cormorants and 27 Double-crested Cormorants.

As this is the species' third attempt to winter in our region, it would be
interesting to know if the two NECOs will ride out our ongoing cold snap so
I encourage local birders to keep an eye out and report any sightings.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 12/23/17 1:06 pm
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Recent (non-chaseable) Burnet County Red Crossbill & other good holiday stuff in central Texas
Exciting news Byron—sadly, I haven’t been in the best warbler habitat here, so I don’t know what is out there and few visitors are going there too! Wish I had more time and energy
We have had hawk problems the last 3 days and the birds aren’t coming out as much—Golden-Crowned Sparrow was only seen by Dawn today as of noon. Hopefully, the hawks will leave things alone afterwards. It is such fun to have exciting birds and birders visiting!

Susan Schaezler
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> On Dec 23, 2017, at 2:32 PM, (Redacted sender "drbirdie" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Season's Greetings Texbirders,
> About 3 weeks ago, I received a credible report of a female Red Crossbill observed on private property in Burnet County.
> I made a trip to that location a week later, but did not see any crossbills.
> Then on Monday December 18, I got word from the landowner that a window strike had been witnessed and that unfortunately the victim was a female-type Red Crossbill. The specimen has been tagged and put in a freezer for later transfer to the Texas Cooperative Collection, but I thought I would let folks know that at least one Red Crossbill has been observed recently on the eastern Edwards Plateau during this irruption year for crossbills.
>
> I got word today from my friend Christian Walker that he observed a Chestnut-sided Warbler in Llano City Park in Llano, Tx.
>
>
> Randy Pinkston and I made a brief trip this morning to the Peninsula Trail on the south side of Town Lake in Austin to see the continuing young male Cape May Warbler that is hanging out in a large cypress tree on the east side of that trail about 2/3 of the way from the trailhead to the tip of the peninsula. We searched for the male Townsend's Warbler and the juvenile Chestnut-sided Warbler that have also been in that vicinity. We did not see the latter two birds but both were seen by other observers this morning. The CSWA seems to hang out in live oaks near the start of the trail. The TOWA seems to range widely up and down the peninsula - I saw it yesterday morning in the same tree with the Cape May.
>
>
> Only a bit further afield, at Warbler Woods in Guadalupe County just an hour south of Austin, a Golden-crowned Sparrow continues near the feeding station at the Old Barn. This may be one of the few places in the country where you can reliably see and photograph four Zonotrichia Sparrows in a single location. If you visit down there, be generous with the donation box and support the great work that Don and Susan do for birds and birders at Warbler Woods.
>
>
> It's a great season for birds and birders.
> Great gifts sometimes come in small packages.
>
>
> Happy holidays and good birding ya'll,
> Byron "Doc" Stone, Austin, Tx
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Date: 12/23/17 12:47 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Dec 23rd Bahia Grande Bird Tour
US-TX-Los Fresnos-Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge -Bahia Grande
Unit
Dec 23, 2017
8:17 AM
Traveling
48.85 miles
192 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Laguna Atascosa NWR morning Bird Tour
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.1 Build 25
0 goose sp.
1 Northern Pintail
3 Redhead
3 Red-breasted Merganser
24 Double-crested Cormorant
177 American White Pelican
2 Brown Pelican
16 Great Egret
1 Snowy Egret
1 Tricolored Heron
4 Roseate Spoonbill
9 Turkey Vulture
9 Osprey
1 White-tailed Kite
2 Northern Harrier
2 Cooper's Hawk
1 Harris's Hawk
1 Black-bellied Plover
6 Long-billed Curlew
1 Sanderling
2 Spotted Sandpiper
3 Laughing Gull
1 Caspian Tern
1 Forster's Tern
4 White-winged Dove
3 Crested Caracara
5 American Kestrel
5 Loggerhead Shrike
2 Horned Lark
8 Northern Mockingbird
4 Savannah Sparrow
15 Eastern Meadowlark
57 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 33



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Date: 12/23/17 12:46 pm
From: Laguna Atascosa <laguna.atascosa...>
Subject: [texbirds] December 22nd Bahia Grande Bird Tour
US-TX-Los Fresnos-Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge -Bahia Grande
Unit
Dec 22, 2017
8:15 AM
Traveling
48.36 miles
194 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
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8 Northern Bobwhite
9 Double-crested Cormorant
143 American White Pelican
12 Brown Pelican
8 Great Blue Heron
5 Snowy Egret
2 Tricolored Heron
2 Reddish Egret
2 Roseate Spoonbill
2 Turkey Vulture
4 Osprey
5 Northern Harrier
4 Harris's Hawk
1 White-tailed Hawk
1 Black-bellied Plover
6 Long-billed Curlew
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
7 Laughing Gull
5 Franklin's Gull
1 Ring-billed Gull
1 Caspian Tern
2 Forster's Tern
2 Mourning Dove
7 Crested Caracara
11 American Kestrel
5 Loggerhead Shrike
14 Northern Mockingbird
19 European Starling
6 Savannah Sparrow
13 Eastern Meadowlark
32 Red-winged Blackbird
64 Great-tailed Grackle

Number of Taxa: 33

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Date: 12/23/17 12:37 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Red-throated Loon, Imperial Reservoir (Pecos Co.)
All I want for Christmas is loon! A Red-throated Loon is currently resting
near the easternmost shore.
Imperial Reservoir has tens of thousands of waterfowl and waterbirds on it
as I write. After today this place is one notch closer to being my all-time
favorite place to bird in Texas.

All 3 mergansers, dozens of goldeneye and much more. I need to get back to
counting and finding a Barrow's.

Merry Christmas!
Justin Bosler
currently in Pecos County, TX


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Date: 12/23/17 12:33 pm
From: <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender drbirdie for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Recent (non-chaseable) Burnet County Red Crossbill & other good holiday stuff in central Texas
Season's Greetings Texbirders,
About 3 weeks ago, I received a credible report of a female Red Crossbill observed on private property in Burnet County.
I made a trip to that location a week later, but did not see any crossbills.
Then on Monday December 18, I got word from the landowner that a window strike had been witnessed and that unfortunately the victim was a female-type Red Crossbill. The specimen has been tagged and put in a freezer for later transfer to the Texas Cooperative Collection, but I thought I would let folks know that at least one Red Crossbill has been observed recently on the eastern Edwards Plateau during this irruption year for crossbills.

I got word today from my friend Christian Walker that he observed a Chestnut-sided Warbler in Llano City Park in Llano, Tx.


Randy Pinkston and I made a brief trip this morning to the Peninsula Trail on the south side of Town Lake in Austin to see the continuing young male Cape May Warbler that is hanging out in a large cypress tree on the east side of that trail about 2/3 of the way from the trailhead to the tip of the peninsula. We searched for the male Townsend's Warbler and the juvenile Chestnut-sided Warbler that have also been in that vicinity. We did not see the latter two birds but both were seen by other observers this morning. The CSWA seems to hang out in live oaks near the start of the trail. The TOWA seems to range widely up and down the peninsula - I saw it yesterday morning in the same tree with the Cape May.


Only a bit further afield, at Warbler Woods in Guadalupe County just an hour south of Austin, a Golden-crowned Sparrow continues near the feeding station at the Old Barn. This may be one of the few places in the country where you can reliably see and photograph four Zonotrichia Sparrows in a single location. If you visit down there, be generous with the donation box and support the great work that Don and Susan do for birds and birders at Warbler Woods.


It's a great season for birds and birders.
Great gifts sometimes come in small packages.


Happy holidays and good birding ya'll,
Byron "Doc" Stone, Austin, Tx


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Date: 12/23/17 12:06 pm
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 23, 2017
What a perfect day for a walk at Santa Ana. Oh, yes, and the birds were pretty good as well! Walks continue through December on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings at 8:30am. A special New Years Day walk leaves at 8:30, then starting January 3, walks will be daily except Sundays.
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Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Dec 23, 2017 8:22 AM - 1:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.41 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
62 species

Blue-winged Teal 7
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 75
Gadwall 25
American Wigeon 2
Mottled Duck 5
Northern Pintail 3
Green-winged Teal 4
Ring-necked Duck 25
Lesser Scaup 3
Ruddy Duck 4
Plain Chachalaca 7
Least Grebe 8
Pied-billed Grebe 3
American White Pelican 15
Great Blue Heron 1
White-faced Ibis 1
Turkey Vulture 6
White-tailed Kite 1
Harris's Hawk 9
Red-tailed Hawk 3
American Coot 55
Black-necked Stilt 25
Killdeer 1
Wilson's Snipe 3
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 7
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 5
American Kestrel 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 5
Vermilion Flycatcher 3
Great Kiskadee 5
Tropical Kingbird 1
Couch's Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Green Jay 3
Tree Swallow 5
Black-crested Titmouse 3
Verdin 1
House Wren 4
Marsh Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Long-billed Thrasher 4
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
Orange-crowned Warbler 11
Common Yellowthroat 2
Olive Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Hooded Oriole 1 Smaller than the Altamira with the white wing bar
Altamira Oriole 5
Red-winged Blackbird 125
Great-tailed Grackle 1
House Sparrow 4

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Date: 12/23/17 10:05 am
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] San Angelo TOS meeting
.
Thanks to all who replied and tried to help. Jean Martin provided the dates
needed for the fall meeting there. Nov 11-13, 1994. I remember that
trip for tons of longspurs and a Zone-tailed hawk that the late Terry
Maxwell was very happy about. A first for the area at that time (Concho
Co.)

--

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Utley & Cedar Park, Texas


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Date: 12/23/17 9:12 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 12-23-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow & 4’Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
12-23-17 Golden-Crowned Sparrow & 4’Z’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Glad we have our birds showing themselves

Susan Schaezler
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Date: 12/23/17 5:25 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Dec 22, 2017
Great day at Santa Ana! Great looks at a Merlin and other hawks. Walks continue on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, leaving the VC at 8:30. A New Years Day walk will start at 8:30. Beginning January 3, walks will be held daily except Sundays.
John and Sue Ewan
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US Dec 22, 2017 8:19 AM - 12:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.69 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
59 species

Blue-winged Teal 5
Cinnamon Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 252
Gadwall 55
American Wigeon 2
Mottled Duck 2
Northern Pintail 5
Ring-necked Duck 5
Lesser Scaup 3
Ruddy Duck 3
Least Grebe 11
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Egret 1
White-faced Ibis 1
Turkey Vulture 1
White-tailed Kite 1
Northern Harrier 1
Harris's Hawk 1
White-tailed Hawk 1
Gray Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Coot 275
Black-necked Stilt 25
Stilt Sandpiper 4
Long-billed Dowitcher 18
Inca Dove 3
Common Ground-Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 1
Common Pauraque 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Crested Caracara 1
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1 Heard only
Eastern Phoebe 2
Vermilion Flycatcher 2
Great Kiskadee 3
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Green Jay 8
Black-crested Titmouse 4
Verdin 3
House Wren 2
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 5
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 5
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Altamira Oriole 4
Red-winged Blackbird 75
House Sparrow 3

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Date: 12/22/17 9:15 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Sanderson (Terrell Co.)
Texbirds,
The immature Violet-crowned Hummingbird (originally discovered by Mel
Cooksey on 13 Dec) was showing well in Lee Hoy's backyard yesterday
afternoon, 21 December, in the unseasonable warmth ahead of the overnight
cold front. It was in view and quite active for most of my prolonged visit,
either fly-catching high in the canopy of the big honey locust or visiting
one of two hummingbird feeders in the backyard. It would aggressively chase
away any of the 2-3 Anna's Hummingbirds that would venture into the
backyard. One Anna's didn't venture far from the feeders in the front yard.
Conservatively 4 Anna's total and one female Phainopepla.

Lee has very graciously opened his driveway for viewing his yard and
feeders for as long as the bird stays. In order to be as considerate as
possible, I don't feel comfortable advertising his address on the listserv
without his explicit permission. Please feel free to contact me directly
for that info or navigate to the Papster's Place hotspot pin on eBird by
searching Species Maps>Violet-crowned Hummingbird>Sanderson, TX.

And please, USE THE eBIRD HOTSPOT unless you bird the entire town of
Sanderson in addition to Lee's yard.

Happy Holidays!
Justin Bosler
currently in Big Lake, TX


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Date: 12/22/17 8:31 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] San Angelo
..
Anyone remember the dates for the San Angelo TOS fall or winter meeting
back in the early 90's ? I was thinking 1994.? That was a good meeting
but for some reason I did not enter it.! Thanks
--

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Utley & Cedar Park, Texas


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Date: 12/22/17 6:29 pm
From: Steve Gast <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender segast23 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Sabine’s Gull Thursday
Seen as per prior events in all three counties. From approx 2:55 to 3:15 pm from corner of Kemah Boardwalk. Competed with approx 50 Laughing Gulls for dog food for about 5 minutes of this period.
Observers included Tim White and Laura Gast.

Steve Gast
Houston TX
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Date: 12/22/17 6:27 pm
From: Stephen Gast <segast...>
Subject: [texbirds] Sabines Gull Thursday
Present for at least 20 minutes around 3pm.

Steve Gast
Houston TX
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Date: 12/22/17 5:50 pm
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: 4 Zonotrichia daily @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz
Thanks Mitch, so it remains hard to do in Texas? One of our visitors asked this question and we have been trying to find the answer since them and lots of major birders trying to figure it out while visiting. It is such fun to have fun birds and get to see our birding friends here, instead at conferences. It is great fun to share!
Come visit some time—you have to contact me to make arrangements, so that I can get you through the gate.

Birding is such fun—you never know what might show up & they have wings and like I like to say, they don’t read the books on rangemaps!

I love hearing from all of you—thank you for sharing your knowledge!

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS

> On Dec 22, 2017, at 7:35 PM, <mitch...> wrote:
>
> Hi Susan and all,
>
> Some of the lack of response may be because in some areas
> it really is not that big of a deal to see the 4 regular Zons
> in one place. Here in Texas it is harder to do.
>
> I would not have bothered commenting but for the inference
> about the degree of rarity of this being greater than reality.
> Winter in CA, the four zons somewhere is often easy, it
> probably happens annually. There, all you need is the
> Harris's really. Or however you want to spell that now.
>
> I have had 4 Zons at a site a number of times in California.
> I have had four Zons *at once* multiple times there.
> In L.A., in Orange Co., on my window feeder in Jan. 1973
> in Big Pine, Inyo Co. I suspect most long term CA birders
> have had 4 zons at a spot more than once.
>
> Here it is much harder, you need the Golden-crowned which
> is far far rarer than a Harris's in California.
>
> Mitch Heindel
>
> Utopia
>
> Where now 24 Red Crossbill are moving up and down the
> river habitat corridor, but are so far for me, unlocatable
> 'on the ground'. I have heard first and then seen the
> flock fly around or go by three times this week.
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Date: 12/22/17 5:36 pm
From: <mitch...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: 4 Zonotrichia daily @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz
Hi Susan and all,

Some of the lack of response may be because in some areas
it really is not that big of a deal to see the 4 regular Zons
in one place. Here in Texas it is harder to do.

I would not have bothered commenting but for the inference
about the degree of rarity of this being greater than reality.
Winter in CA, the four zons somewhere is often easy, it
probably happens annually. There, all you need is the
Harris's really. Or however you want to spell that now.

I have had 4 Zons at a site a number of times in California.
I have had four Zons *at once* multiple times there.
In L.A., in Orange Co., on my window feeder in Jan. 1973
in Big Pine, Inyo Co. I suspect most long term CA birders
have had 4 zons at a spot more than once.

Here it is much harder, you need the Golden-crowned which
is far far rarer than a Harris's in California.

Mitch Heindel

Utopia

Where now 24 Red Crossbill are moving up and down the
river habitat corridor, but are so far for me, unlocatable
'on the ground'. I have heard first and then seen the
flock fly around or go by three times this week.
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Date: 12/22/17 1:41 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: 4 Zonotrichia daily @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz
Love discussions—thanks everyone!
Greetings Susan:

Feel free to pass this along to one and all but the four zono day is certainly doable in northwestern Oregon and southeastern Washington - where White-throated, White-crowned, and Golden-crowned are regular in winter and Harris's is casual. What would be even more exciting would be the five zono day!

Fat Tony; Lubbock - originally from the Pacific Northwest

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS

> On Dec 22, 2017, at 3:30 PM, Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> wrote:
>
> Greetings Susan:
>
> Feel free to pass this along to one and all but the four zono day is certainly doable in northwestern Oregon and southeastern Washington - where White-throated, White-crowned, and Golden-crowned are regular in winter and Harris's is casual. What would be even more exciting would be the five zono day!
>
> Fat Tony; Lubbock - originally from the Pacific Northwest
>
>> On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 2:29 PM, Susan Schaezler <susan...> wrote:
>> 4 Zonotrichia daily @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz
>> I asked many this question and only Joe ventured an answer—Mel Cooksey visited yesterday to get this bird and wrote today the answer to my question—posted with his permission
>>
>> “Susan,
>> I puzzled over your question re: finding 4 Zonotrichias in one spot: I did some study on this
>> for awhile this morning, and it appears the only place one might reasonably expect to find
>> all four might be Banff National Park, in western Alberta, probably in May. Harris’s would be
>> a fairly common migrant, the others would be breeders, all arriving early, with Golden-crowned
>> being limited in numbers as it would be at the eastern edge of its range.
>>
>> Mel “
>>
>> Our Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues since Joel C. Williams found it a week ago Monday—more jumpy the last two days with hawk activity. To visit, get your request in asap—it is a locked gate that you need to arrange to visit
>>
>> to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html
>>
>> Susan Schaezler
>> WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
>> 501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
>> Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
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Date: 12/22/17 12:30 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 4 Zonotrichia daily @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz
4 Zonotrichia daily @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz
I asked many this question and only Joe ventured an answer—Mel Cooksey visited yesterday to get this bird and wrote today the answer to my question—posted with his permission

“Susan,
I puzzled over your question re: finding 4 Zonotrichias in one spot: I did some study on this
for awhile this morning, and it appears the only place one might reasonably expect to find
all four might be Banff National Park, in western Alberta, probably in May. Harris’s would be
a fairly common migrant, the others would be breeders, all arriving early, with Golden-crowned
being limited in numbers as it would be at the eastern edge of its range.

Mel “

Our Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues since Joel C. Williams found it a week ago Monday—more jumpy the last two days with hawk activity. To visit, get your request in asap—it is a locked gate that you need to arrange to visit

to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Susan Schaezler
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Date: 12/22/17 5:28 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Holiday’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Holiday’s @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
We will be around during the holidays wo Family plans, so visits to see the property are OK—just send in the contact form and if I don’t know you, briefly introduce ourself and in the body of your note, please put date and approximate time—I have to control parking and other challenges.

Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues
Marsh Wren and Fox Sparrow hang out at Scout Pond Dam
Woodcock seen
Hutton’s Vireo seen many places
Verdin & Pyrrhuloxia around
4 Z’s each day with the Golden-Crowned Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow

Lots of good stuff!
to visit: http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Get your requests in early, so that I have time to respond—some responses I send are getting into your junk file—look there if you haven’t heard from me

Please remember Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary with your end of the year giving—we never have enough to cover expenses and will probably spend 18K for the shortfall this year. We are a 501(C)(3) and every dime goes into Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary expenses and nothing towards us. We also pay a lot of labor costs to get things done and need more employees at $10/hr. Our special bird is helping with donations—we ha a huge crowd yesterday and had $33 donated, which helps our expenses—thank you!

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
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