Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
I was reminded several times this weekend that Whimbrel has been renamed Hudsonian Godwit. I will have to adjust my database.
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Seen sitting on a wire on the road to Gazos at 5am, our earliest sighting to date.
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Heard by Francis only, and so not a unanimous bird for the Big Day, nor a life bird for us.
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Mary and I wanted more than just to hear this bird, and gratifyingly he hopped right into view for a second just as we were leaving.
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
as usual, flying invisibly straight overhead calling while somebody in the group hollers "Pipits!"
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
A female in the top of a Eucalyptus tree. She seemed to be moving so slowly that we all looked away for a moment while waiting for a team member to return from the car. When we looked back the bird was gone, so it was not a unanimous sighting for the Big Day.
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)