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Checklist S45044468

 
Location
Laguna Atascosa NWR (LTC 024), Cameron County, Texas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 25 minute(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Mike Fahay
Comments:
Raining hard as we arrived on access road; as rain ended we spotted many birds, drying out, singing, etc. Slowly followed small truck w/ older couple, up access road, then briefly out to Osprey Overlook on Laguna Atascosa. Back tø visitor Ctr, walked out closed loop road for awhile. Birds using very welcome puddles in roads. Very wild birding. The Dickcissels were in hadge rows surrounding very large field on Route after turning off access road.
Species
76 species total
2
65
24
76
18

great show - chattering, drying out, on wires, etc. photos

6

saw 2, heard more

1
2
X
X
X
4
1

flying and penning after rain ends - photos

4
6
4
4
18
4
6
14
X
X
8
X
X
2
2

patrolling shoreline - photos

© Mike Fahay

© Mike Fahay

2

photos

4
4
X
1
2
4
3
3

photos - drying wings on bare tree

6
1
4
2
2
1
1
1

photos - tried to record diff. call

1
1
1
1
1
5
1
X
X
1
1
1
4
12

very conspicuous - singing, drying out; on gravel roads, etc.

6
1

singing - chattering - after rain

X
4
X
1

1 male atop tall tree near visitors' Ctr; nesting near maintenance area. huge bright yellow bird.

X
X
12
18
X
X
X
1

seen well close up in brush next to road; had I known it was rare here, I would have [pursued it for a photo; very flirty bird; bright yellow with 2 bold white wing bars.

2
6
500

hard to estimate numbers - heard thru open window from car at 50 MPH; brush loaded w/ chattering birds - taped video. we thought 1,000 birds, but can't be sure of number; all in brush at perimeter of huge field at the corner of Ted Hunt Rd & General Brant Rd. This field has a few resacas in the middle.

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes