[texbirds] Resaca de la Palma State Park - Thursday eBird

  • From: Sherry Wilson <rollingsoles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Texbirds <texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:20:44 -0500

Water is back in the resaca and our water birds are starting to return.
This morning we were birding through a cloud of snouts.  Once again
American Snout butterflies seem to be everywhere in the park.   It was
another nice flycatcher morning, with many young myiarchus deep in the
foliage (along with hundreds of snouts) plus a single Scissor-tailed just
before a short morning shower arrived.  The Swallow-tailed Kite hasn't been
seen for close to a week but White-tailed Kites are regulars.

If you're out for an evening walk you should see large numbers of
nighthawks over the water and grasslands.  Don't forget to use the self-pay
station to register when you arrive after 5 PM.

Sherry Wilson
Resident Park Host
Resaca de la Palma State Park
1000 New Carmen Road
Brownsville, TX  78521

Bird Walks every Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Butterfly Walks every Sunday - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Night Hikes every Friday (must RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thurs)  - small fee
Nature Tram Rides - Thursday thru Sunday


DIRECTIONS:  The main entrance to Resaca de la Palma State Park is located
on New Carmen Blvd. From Expressway 77/83, exit at Olmito, take FM 1732,
follow for 2.5 miles; turn left at New Carmen Road; follow for 1.5 miles;
shortly after the gravel hump in the road, turn left to enter the park.

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39 species (+1 other taxa)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  2
Plain Chachalaca  9
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  2
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  3
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1
White Ibis  6
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  1
White-tailed Kite  1
Common Gallinule  1
Laughing Gull  12
White-winged Dove  15
Mourning Dove  9
Inca Dove  7
Common Ground-Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  10
Groove-billed Ani  11
Common Nighthawk  1
Buff-bellied Hummingbird  1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker  5
Brown-crested Flycatcher  4
Myiarchus sp.  12
Great Kiskadee  6
Couch's Kingbird  6
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  1
White-eyed Vireo  6
Green Jay  14
Cave Swallow  26
Black-crested Titmouse  10
Verdin  1
Northern Mockingbird  15
Long-billed Thrasher  7
Olive Sparrow  9
Northern Cardinal  10
Red-winged Blackbird  130
Great-tailed Grackle  35
Bronzed Cowbird  3
Altamira Oriole  2

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