Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Birds of Marathon & Post Park (#1)

This post is the first in a series of unofficial bird lists for Marathon and Post Park specifically - we're aiming to highlight 1) birds that require little effort to be seen, and 2) regional specialties. Hopefully the format will work out for 'year-round' and seasonal variations. Feedback is welcome!

Year-round residents

Red-tailed Hawk
Wild Turkey
Scaled Quail
American Coot
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Common Raven
Cactus Wren
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Northern Mockingbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
European Starling
Canyon Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Meadowlark
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
House Sparrow

Also look for:
Aplomado Falcon
‘Mexican’ Mallard
Great Horned Owl
Bewick’s Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Quick links to Marathon Basin & Post Park bird lists:
Summer residents
Winter residents & spring/fall migrants

Click here to download the birds of the Trans-Pecos checklist pdf

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