Paradise Birding Texas Day 5

Saturday, April 17, 2004, Led by Steve Shunk

95 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
Plain Chachalaca SPAS
Several birds posed cooperatively at the feeders by the visitor's center.
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Anhingidae (Anhingas)
Anhinga SPAS
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey B
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Sora B
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Black-bellied Plover B
I originally marked this photo as a Sanderling, but Ron Pittaway notes that it is in fact a Black-bellied Plover
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet B
Dunlin B
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Ringed Kingfisher SPAS
Seen from the photo blind at the Resaca at Sabal Palm. I originally marked this photo as a Green Kingfisher, but Ron Pittaway notes that it is in fact a Ringed Kingfisher.
Green Kingfisher SPAS
Seen from the photo blind at the Resaca at Sabal Palm.
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Aplomado Falcon B
this particular bird was wearing two bands. Given the banding and the location, we believe this bird is not ABA-countable.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Green Jay SPAS
Alaudidae (Larks)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Sedge Wren B
Several were calling from opposite the Botteri's sparrow on Old Port Isabel Road.
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Botteri's Sparrow B
Many of these birds were calling from the side of Old Port Isabel Road, but none would show themselves.
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Brownsville, TX = B
Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary, TX = SPAS

95 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
Plain Chachalaca SPAS
Several birds posed cooperatively at the feeders by the visitor's center.
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Anhingidae (Anhingas)
Anhinga SPAS
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Osprey B
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Sora B
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Black-bellied Plover B
I originally marked this photo as a Sanderling, but Ron Pittaway notes that it is in fact a Black-bellied Plover
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet B
Dunlin B
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Ringed Kingfisher SPAS
Seen from the photo blind at the Resaca at Sabal Palm. I originally marked this photo as a Green Kingfisher, but Ron Pittaway notes that it is in fact a Ringed Kingfisher.
Green Kingfisher SPAS
Seen from the photo blind at the Resaca at Sabal Palm.
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Aplomado Falcon B
this particular bird was wearing two bands. Given the banding and the location, we believe this bird is not ABA-countable.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Green Jay SPAS
Alaudidae (Larks)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Sedge Wren B
Several were calling from opposite the Botteri's sparrow on Old Port Isabel Road.
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Botteri's Sparrow B
Many of these birds were calling from the side of Old Port Isabel Road, but none would show themselves.
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Brownsville, TX = B
Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary, TX = SPAS

95 Species at 2 Locations

Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary
Brownsville
Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary
Green Kingfisher
Seen from the photo blind at the Resaca at Sabal Palm.
Ringed Kingfisher
Seen from the photo blind at the Resaca at Sabal Palm. I originally marked this photo as a Green Kingfisher, but Ron Pittaway notes that it is in fact a Ringed Kingfisher.
Brownsville
Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary
Brownsville
Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary
Brownsville
Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary
Brownsville
Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary
Brownsville
Black-bellied Plover
I originally marked this photo as a Sanderling, but Ron Pittaway notes that it is in fact a Black-bellied Plover
Aplomado Falcon
this particular bird was wearing two bands. Given the banding and the location, we believe this bird is not ABA-countable.
Sedge Wren
Several were calling from opposite the Botteri's sparrow on Old Port Isabel Road.
Botteri's Sparrow
Many of these birds were calling from the side of Old Port Isabel Road, but none would show themselves.
Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary
Brownsville
Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Sabal Palm Grove Sanctuary, Laguna Madre Nature Trail, Hwy 100, Old Port Isabel Road