Sunday, September 25, 2011

Migration at Gage Gardens

This morning we took a ~2 hour stroll through the Gage Gardens and stumbled upon a good bit of migration. We also met a wonderful British couple who humored us with patience as we exercised our weak grasp of European bird comparisons (in this case, Golden Firecrest to Ruby-crowned Kinglet). A good number of dragonflies and butterflies were out, but we tried to focus primarily on birds. Here's the resulting ebird list.

Location: Marathon - Gage Gardens, Brewster County, Texas, US

Date: Sun Sep 25, 2011 09:00 AM

40 species (+1 other taxa) total

15 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
1 Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
6 Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
2 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
1 Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
8 Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus
1 Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
1 Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin
1 Calliope Hummingbird Stellula calliope
3 hummingbird sp. Trochilidae sp. (greenish-backed Rufous/Allen's)
1 Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
1 Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
2 Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
1 Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
10 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
15 Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
1 House Wren Troglodytes aedon
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
1 Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
1 Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
1 American Pipit Anthus rubescens (heard only)
3 MacGillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei
1 American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
10 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) Setophaga coronata auduboni
25 Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
1 Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii
40 Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
3 Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
6 Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
2 Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
2 Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
2 White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
2 Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
5 Dickcissel Spiza americana
12 Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
6 Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
1 Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii
8 House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
4 House Sparrow Passer domesticus

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