[texbirds] Resaca de la Palma State Park - Water Levels plus Least Bittern, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Groove-billed Ani

  • From: Sherry Wilson <rollingsoles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 12:07:13 -0600

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Water has been flowing into the resaca.  While Ebony deck resaca was dry a
few days ago, the water level is now over three feet.  As water continues
to move throughout the resaca this level will drop fairly quickly, but
there should be good levels throughout.  Already water is arriving at the
Flycatcher and South Mexican Olive deck areas.

Least Bitterns are still easy to find from Yellowthroat Trail.
For Yellow-billed Cuckoos try taking a stroll down South Mexican Olive or
the North Mexican Olive Loop.  Groove-billed Ani can be seen or heard
throughout the park but can be easiest to locate along the tram road
between Mesquite and South Mexican Olive.

Happy Birding!

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 - Wednesday 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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Seen over the past week:
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Mottled Duck
Plain Chachalaca
Least Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Least Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
White-tailed Kite
Crested Caracara
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Solitary Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
White-tipped Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Groove-billed Ani
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus sp.
Great Kiskadee
Couch's Kingbird
Tropical/Couch's Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Green Jay
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
Cave Swallow
Black-crested Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Northern Mockingbird
Long-billed Thrasher
Olive Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Painted Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Altamira Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

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