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Checklist S32574734

 
Location
Laguna Atascosa NWR (LTC 024), Cameron County, Texas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
3.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Anonymous eBirder List , Sebastian Jones
Comments:
N/A
Species
67 species (+1 other taxa) total
X
Blue-winged Teal
X
Northern Shoveler
2
Gadwall
X
American Wigeon
X
Northern Pintail
X
Green-winged Teal
X
Canvasback
X
Redhead
X
Lesser Scaup
1
Red-breasted Merganser
X
Ruddy Duck
3
Plain Chachalaca
5
Pied-billed Grebe
3
White-tipped Dove
5
White-winged Dove
10
Mourning Dove
4
Greater Roadrunner
2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
25
Sandhill Crane
4
Black-necked Stilt
4
Short-billed Dowitcher
1
Willet
2
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
5
Forster's Tern
1
Royal Tern
1
Anhinga
10
Neotropic Cormorant
100
American White Pelican
1
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
1
Tricolored Heron
4
Black Vulture
10
Turkey Vulture
2
Osprey
1
Northern Harrier
2
Cooper's Hawk
5
Harris's Hawk
1
White-tailed Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
4
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
7
Crested Caracara

A juvenile with a group of caracaras at the osprey overlook went and sat next to a black vulture that proceeded to preen(?) the juvenile caracara for about 15 minutes. Certainly have never seen something like this before, was pretty interesting behavior. Another birder present took some photos.

10
American Kestrel
1
Peregrine Falcon
10
Eastern Phoebe
10
Great Kiskadee
2
Couch's Kingbird
19
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Flock located in a field along lake side drive. Easy to count as they were lined up on a fence.

2
Loggerhead Shrike
3
White-eyed Vireo
1
Blue-headed Vireo
10
Green Jay
5
Black-crested Titmouse
1
House Wren
4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Long-billed Thrasher
15
Northern Mockingbird
10
Olive Sparrow
1
Lark Bunting
2
Altamira Oriole
40
Red-winged Blackbird
100
Great-tailed Grackle
1
Black-and-white Warbler
20
Orange-crowned Warbler
6
Nashville Warbler
2
Common Yellowthroat
1
Tropical Parula

Presumably the same bird found at the same spot recently. Located in a feeding flock on the HQ trail, offering many good looks over the course of 20 minutes or so (though did require some patience to initially locate). Bird in question was a magnificent adult male: black face, no eye-ring, yellow-orange breast extending into the belly. Was very active, even tangling with an Orange-crowned Warbler that got too close.

1
Palm Warbler
 

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