Paradise Birding Texas Day 2

Wednesday, April 14, 2004, Led by Steve Shunk

Photos by Bill Walker

99 Species at Port Aransas, TX

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
We had a lovely sunset visit with these ducks. They were coming in to roost in this pond, and sat still for many photographs.
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Roseate Spoonbill
They're so pink! Some of the local's we met called them "Texas Flamingos".
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
King Rail
Mary spotted this bird at the edge of the pond using the scope.
Gruidae (Cranes)
Whooping Crane
We saw several different family groups during the boat trip, totaling perhaps eight individuals, which I guess is more than one percent of the world's population of this species.
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

99 Species at Port Aransas, TX

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
We had a lovely sunset visit with these ducks. They were coming in to roost in this pond, and sat still for many photographs.
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Roseate Spoonbill
They're so pink! Some of the local's we met called them "Texas Flamingos".
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
King Rail
Mary spotted this bird at the edge of the pond using the scope.
Gruidae (Cranes)
Whooping Crane
We saw several different family groups during the boat trip, totaling perhaps eight individuals, which I guess is more than one percent of the world's population of this species.
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

99 Species at Port Aransas, TX

Port Aransas
King Rail
Mary spotted this bird at the edge of the pond using the scope.
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
We had a lovely sunset visit with these ducks. They were coming in to roost in this pond, and sat still for many photographs.
Whooping Crane
We saw several different family groups during the boat trip, totaling perhaps eight individuals, which I guess is more than one percent of the world's population of this species.
Roseate Spoonbill
They're so pink! Some of the local's we met called them "Texas Flamingos".

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Port Aransas, Rockport, Aransas NWR