Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Post Park - more migrants!

Edit: Iron Mountain fire update "The Iron Mountain Fire has consumed 15,675 acres. Officials are calling that fire around 25% contained."

This morning we were joined by a lovely couple from Maine who had birded south Texas before, but were new to the Big Bend region. While there were a good number of migrants, there were also a few 'first of season' (FOS) critters in attendance as well. Interesting/migrant/FOS birds are in bold. It's been a slow spring, but at least it's finally here!

Marathon - Ft. Peña Colorado Pk (The Post)

Species list:

3 Scaled Quail
1 Pied-billed Grebe
20 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 American Coot
1 Killdeer
3 Spotted Sandpiper
15 White-winged Dove
4 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo FOS
6 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 Olive-sided Flycatcher
1 Western Wood-Pewee FOS
1 Gray Flycatcher
1 Dusky Flycatcher
1 Empidonax sp.
8 Vermilion Flycatcher
1 Ash-throated Flycatcher
1 Cassin's Kingbird
6 Western Kingbird
2 Bell's Vireo
3 Warbling Vireo
3 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Violet-green Swallow
4 Barn Swallow
1 Cave Swallow
1 Verdin (heard only)
3 Cactus Wren
1 Marsh Wren
1 Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
1 Hermit Thrush
1 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
10 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1 Black-throated Gray Warbler
20 Wilson's Warbler
1 Yellow-breasted Chat
1 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
4 Canyon Towhee
4 Chipping Sparrow
10 Clay-colored Sparrow
1 Lark Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
6 White-crowned Sparrow
4 Summer Tanager
1 Western Tanager
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Black-headed Grosbeak
15 Blue Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting
3 Painted Bunting
1 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Bronzed Cowbird
5 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 House Finch

Total species reported: 57

Post Road:
Greater Roadrunner
Red-tailed Hawk

Other things of interest:
Monarch
Black Swallowtail
Blue spp (none cooperated!)

Whiptail spp

1 comment:

  1. Great list. Keep up the good work. I mean good play.

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