South Texas Day Five

Sunday, April 24, 2005, Led by Steve Shunk, Paradise Birding

Photos by Bill Walker

53 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Gray Hawk ACP
Adult observed in the nest right in the middle of an established picnic area.
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer ACP
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet ACP
heard and seen in two locations on opposite sides of the dike. Clear "bee tee tee tee" call helped us locate the perched bird and follow it in flight. Tiny flycatcher was very active, moving constantly around trees.
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Green Jay ACP
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Veery FA
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Kentucky Warbler FA
Foraging on the ground like a towhee, beautiful male individual.
Canada Warbler FA
A kind-hearted and extremely helpful woman alerted us to a bright male individual headed our way through the very dense vegetation. The whole group got to see its distinctive black necklace and strong white eye ring.
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Anzalduas County Park, TX = ACP
Frontera Audubon, TX = FA

53 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Gray Hawk ACP
Adult observed in the nest right in the middle of an established picnic area.
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer ACP
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet ACP
heard and seen in two locations on opposite sides of the dike. Clear "bee tee tee tee" call helped us locate the perched bird and follow it in flight. Tiny flycatcher was very active, moving constantly around trees.
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Green Jay ACP
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Veery FA
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Kentucky Warbler FA
Foraging on the ground like a towhee, beautiful male individual.
Canada Warbler FA
A kind-hearted and extremely helpful woman alerted us to a bright male individual headed our way through the very dense vegetation. The whole group got to see its distinctive black necklace and strong white eye ring.
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Legend
Anzalduas County Park, TX = ACP
Frontera Audubon, TX = FA

53 Species at 2 Locations

Anzalduas County Park
Frontera Audubon
Anzalduas County Park
Frontera Audubon
Anzalduas County Park
Frontera Audubon
Anzalduas County Park
Frontera Audubon
Anzalduas County Park
Frontera Audubon
Kentucky Warbler
Foraging on the ground like a towhee, beautiful male individual.
Canada Warbler
A kind-hearted and extremely helpful woman alerted us to a bright male individual headed our way through the very dense vegetation. The whole group got to see its distinctive black necklace and strong white eye ring.
Anzalduas County Park
Frontera Audubon
Anzalduas County Park
Frontera Audubon
Anzalduas County Park
Gray Hawk
Adult observed in the nest right in the middle of an established picnic area.
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
heard and seen in two locations on opposite sides of the dike. Clear "bee tee tee tee" call helped us locate the perched bird and follow it in flight. Tiny flycatcher was very active, moving constantly around trees.
Frontera Audubon
Anzalduas County Park
Frontera Audubon

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Weather was cool and mostly overcast, a pleasant change from the week's weather.

Birds observed by others on the trip: Fulvous Whistling Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Egret, Green Heron, Common Moorhen, Eastern Wood-pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Willow/Alder Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, Cliff Swallow, Cave Swallow, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Ovenbird.