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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
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
65
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
24
Blue-winged Teal
76
Northern Shoveler
18
Plain Chachalaca

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

6
Northern Bobwhite

saw 2, heard more

1
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Common Ground-Dove
X
White-tipped Dove
X
White-winged Dove
X
Mourning Dove
4
Greater Roadrunner
1
Common Nighthawk

flying and penning after rain ends - photos

4
Chimney Swift
6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
4
Black-bellied Plover
4
Ruddy Turnstone
18
Dunlin
4
Least Sandpiper
6
Semipalmated Sandpiper
14
Long-billed Dowitcher
X
Greater Yellowlegs
X
Willet
8
Lesser Yellowlegs
X
Laughing Gull
X
Ring-billed Gull
2
Least Tern
2
Gull-billed Tern

patrolling shoreline - photos

© Mike Fahay

© Mike Fahay

2
Forster's Tern

photos

4
Double-crested Cormorant
4
American White Pelican
X
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
2
Little Blue Heron
4
Tricolored Heron
3
White Ibis
3
Black Vulture

photos - drying wings on bare tree

6
Turkey Vulture
1
Harris's Hawk
4
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
2
Crested Caracara
1
Eastern Wood-Pewee
1
Willow Flycatcher
1
Brown-crested Flycatcher

photos - tried to record diff. call

1
Great Kiskadee
1
Couch's Kingbird
1
Eastern Kingbird
1
Loggerhead Shrike
1
White-eyed Vireo
5
Green Jay
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
X
Tree Swallow
X
Barn Swallow
1
Cliff Swallow
1
Black-crested Titmouse
1
Veery
4
Gray Catbird
12
Long-billed Thrasher

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

6
Northern Mockingbird
1
Botteri's Sparrow

singing - chattering - after rain

X
Cassin's Sparrow
4
Olive Sparrow
X
Eastern Meadowlark
1
Altamira Oriole

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

X
Baltimore Oriole
X
Red-winged Blackbird
12
Bronzed Cowbird
18
Brown-headed Cowbird
X
Great-tailed Grackle
X
Northern Waterthrush
X
Yellow Warbler
1
Pine Warbler

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
Northern Cardinal
6
Indigo Bunting
500
Dickcissel

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