[texbirds] Re: Frontera Audubon Thicket, 5/11/12

Dan's post reminded me that I also had an interesting Catharus thrush at  
Frontera Saturday:  my gut thought was Veery, but it just looked  strange.  
Pictures are on the previously-referenced trip report for May  12th (or you 
can access it through the website below and follow the Big Year  links).  
Feedback welcome!
 
MB
 
 
Mary Beth  Stowe
McAllen, TX
_www.miriameaglemon.com_ (http://www.miriameaglemon.com/) 




In a message dated 5/11/2012 1:46:24 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
antshrike1@xxxxxxx writes:

I got up this morning after last  night's storm and racked up ten species 
of warblers and a Black-billed Cuckoo  in my Weslaco yard before even putting 
my shoes on.  So I headed over to  Frontera Audubon Thicket where migrants 
were the most abundant I've seen in  several years.  Not a lot of diversity, 
only 14 species of warblers, but  lots of birds.  It was a good day to 
practice empid IDs.  Best bird  was a singing Bell's Vireo.  


Frontera  Audubon Center, Hidalgo, US-TX
May 11, 2012 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM
 Protocol: Traveling
 1.5 mile(s)
 64 species (+2 other taxa)
 
 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  3
 Plain Chachalaca  10
 Green Heron  2
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1
 Turkey Vulture  15
 White-tailed Kite  1
 Mississippi Kite  1
 Gray Hawk  1
 White-winged Dove  10
 Inca Dove  2
 White-tipped Dove  4
 Green Parakeet  2
 Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
 Groove-billed Ani  1
 Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
 Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird  2
 Buff-bellied Hummingbird  5
 Golden-fronted Woodpecker  4
 Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet  2
 Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
 Eastern Wood-Pewee  10
 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  8
 Acadian Flycatcher  2
 Willow Flycatcher  5
 Least Flycatcher  12
 Empidonax sp.  10
 Great Crested Flycatcher  4
 Brown-crested Flycatcher  5
 Great Kiskadee  1
 Couch's Kingbird  2
 White-eyed Vireo  3
 Bell's Vireo  1     calling
 Blue-headed Vireo  2
 Warbling Vireo  2
 Philadelphia Vireo  1
 Black-crested Titmouse  6
 Carolina Wren  2
 House Wren  1
 Swainson's Thrush  1
 Clay-colored Thrush  1
 Gray Catbird  10
 Northern Mockingbird  3
 Long-billed Thrasher  3
 European Starling  2
 Black-and-white Warbler  8
 Tennessee Warbler  2
 Nashville Warbler  5
 MacGillivray's Warbler  1
 Mourning Warbler  5
 Common Yellowthroat  8
 American Redstart  6
 Magnolia Warbler  40     probably more
 Blackburnian Warbler  2
 Yellow Warbler  30
 Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
 Black-throated Green Warbler  1
 Canada Warbler  8
 Wilson's Warbler  8
 Northern Cardinal  4
 Indigo Bunting  1
 Great-tailed Grackle  5
 Brown-headed Cowbird  3
 Orchard Oriole  4
 Baltimore Oriole  1
 Lesser Goldfinch  2
 House Sparrow  2

Dan  Jones, Weslaco  


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