[CT Birds] OT - Texas trip summary for those interested

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Fri May 10 20:11:19 EDT 2013

I got home yesterday from Texas after birding for 4 1/2 weeks.  Ebird 
report of trip below. 34 were life birds for me.
Texas, US-TX
Apr 8, 2013, May 6, 2013
Protocol: Traveling
Comments:     this is a cumulative  list of birds seen during my 4 1/2 week 
trip in Texas, 4-8-13 to 5-6-13

261 species (+2 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck   X
Fulvous Whistling-Duck  X
Muscovy Duck  X
Gadwall   X
Mallard  X
Mottled Duck  X
Blue-winged Teal   X
Cinnamon Teal  X
Northern Shoveler  X
Green-winged  Teal  X
Redhead  X
Lesser Scaup  X
Red-breasted  Merganser  X
Ruddy Duck  X
Plain Chachalaca  X
Wild  Turkey  X
Common Loon  X
Least Grebe  X
Pied-billed  Grebe  X
Eared Grebe  X
Magnificent Frigatebird   X
Neotropic Cormorant  X
Double-crested Cormorant   X
Anhinga  X
American White Pelican  X
Brown Pelican   X
American Bittern  X
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret   X
Snowy Egret  X
Little Blue Heron  X
Tricolored Heron   X
Reddish Egret  X
Cattle Egret  X
Green Heron   X
Black-crowned Night-Heron  X
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron   X
White Ibis  X
White-faced Ibis  X
Black Vulture   X
Turkey Vulture  X
Osprey  X
White-tailed Kite   X
Swallow-tailed Kite  X
Mississippi Kite  X
Northern  Harrier  X
Sharp-shinned Hawk  X
Cooper's Hawk  X
Bald  Eagle  X
Harris's Hawk  X
White-tailed Hawk   X
Broad-winged Hawk  X
Gray Hawk  X
Swainson's Hawk   X
Red-tailed Hawk  X
Clapper Rail  X
Sora  X
Common  Gallinule  X
American Coot  X
Black-bellied Plover   X
American Golden-Plover  X
Snowy Plover  X
Semipalmated  Plover  X
Piping Plover  X
Killdeer  X
American  Oystercatcher  X
Black-necked Stilt  X
American Avocet   X
Spotted Sandpiper  X
Solitary Sandpiper  X
Greater  Yellowlegs  X
Willet  X
Lesser Yellowlegs  X
Upland  Sandpiper  X
Whimbrel  X
Long-billed Curlew  X
Marbled  Godwit  X
Ruddy Turnstone  X
Sanderling X
Semipalmated  Sandpiper  X
Western Sandpiper  X
Least Sandpiper   X
Pectoral Sandpiper  X
Dunlin  X
Buff-breasted  Sandpiper  X
Short-billed Dowitcher  X
Long-billed  Dowitcher  X
Wilson's Phalarope  X
Laughing Gull   X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Least Tern   X
Gull-billed Tern  X
Caspian Tern  X
Black Tern   X
Common Tern  X
Forster's Tern  X
Royal Tern   X
Sandwich Tern  X
Black Skimmer  X
Rock Pigeon   X
Eurasian Collared-Dove  X
White-winged Dove  X
Mourning  Dove  X
Inca Dove  X
Common Ground-Dove  X
White-tipped  Dove  X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  X
Greater Roadrunner   X
Great Horned Owl  X
Lesser Nighthawk  X
Common  Nighthawk  X
Common Pauraque  X
Chimney Swift   X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  X
Black-chinned Hummingbird   X
Rufous Hummingbird  X
Broad-billed Hummingbird  X   Laguna Atascopsa, Feeder outside visitor 
center window, I had no  camera and no one else was present (including the 
ranger). However, I know this  bird well from Arizona, and am confident of ID. 
Reported to  staff.
Buff-bellied Hummingbird  X
Belted Kingfisher   X
Red-headed Woodpecker  X
Golden-fronted Woodpecker   X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Ladder-backed Woodpecker  X
Downy  Woodpecker  X
Hairy Woodpecker  X
Northern Flicker   X
Pileated Woodpecker  X
Crested Caracara  X
Merlin   X
Aplomado Falcon  X
Peregrine Falcon  X
Northern  Beardless-Tyrannulet  X
Eastern Wood-Pewee  X
Acadian  Flycatcher  X
Empidonax sp.  X
Black Phoebe  X
Eastern  Phoebe  X
Vermilion Flycatcher  X
Great Crested Flycatcher   X
Brown-crested Flycatcher  X
Great Kiskadee  X
Tropical  Kingbird  X
Couch's Kingbird  X
Eastern Kingbird   X
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  X
Loggerhead Shrike   X
White-eyed Vireo  X
Black-capped Vireo  X
Yellow-throated  Vireo  X
Blue-headed Vireo  X
Warbling Vireo   X
Philadelphia Vireo  X
Red-eyed Vireo  X
Green Jay   X
Blue Jay  X
Western Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow   X
Common Raven  X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  X
Purple  Martin  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Cliff  Swallow  X
Cave Swallow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  X   Sean and heard on multiple occasions. Faux 
Phoebe call  unmistakeable
Tufted Titmouse  X
Black-crested Titmouse   X
Verdin  X
Red-breasted Nuthatch  X
House Wren   X
Sedge Wren  X
Marsh Wren  X
Carolina Wren   X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  X
Eastern  Bluebird  X
Veery  X
Swainson's Thrush  X
Hermit  Thrush  X
Wood Thrush  X
Clay-colored Thrush  X   Sabal Palms feeders
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird   X
Northern Mockingbird  X
Brown Thrasher  X
Long-billed  Thrasher  X
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing   X
Ovenbird  X
Worm-eating Warbler  X
Louisiana  Waterthrush  X
Northern Waterthrush  X
Blue-winged Warbler   X
Golden-winged Warbler  X
Black-and-white Warbler   X
Prothonotary Warbler  X
Swainson's Warbler  X
Tennessee  Warbler  X
Orange-crowned Warbler  X
Nashville Warbler   X
Mourning Warbler  X
Kentucky Warbler  X
Common  Yellowthroat  X
Hooded Warbler  X
American Redstart   X
Cerulean Warbler  X
Northern Parula  X
Magnolia  Warbler  X
Bay-breasted Warbler  X
Blackburnian Warbler   X
Yellow Warbler  X
Chestnut-sided Warbler  X
Blackpoll  Warbler  X
Black-throated Blue Warbler  X
Palm Warbler   X
Pine Warbler  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Yellow-rumped  Warbler (Myrtle)  X
Yellow-throated Warbler  X
Prairie  Warbler  X
Golden-cheeked Warbler  X
Black-throated Green  Warbler  X
Canada Warbler  X
Yellow-breasted Chat   X
Olive Sparrow  X
Spotted Towhee  X
Botteri's Sparrow   X
Chipping Sparrow  X
Clay-colored Sparrow  X
Field  Sparrow  X
Lark Sparrow  X
Savannah Sparrow  X
Seaside  Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  X     High  Island
Lincoln's Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  X
White-throated  Sparrow  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Summer Tanager   X
Scarlet Tanager  X
Crimson-collared Grosbeak  X   Sabal Palms feeders
Northern Cardinal  X
Rose-breasted  Grosbeak  X
Blue Grosbeak  X
Indigo Bunting  X
Painted  Bunting  X
Dickcissel  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Eastern  Meadowlark  X
Yellow-headed Blackbird  X
Common Grackle   X
Boat-tailed Grackle  X
Great-tailed Grackle  X
Bronzed  Cowbird  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  X
Orchard Oriole   X
Hooded Oriole  X
Altamira Oriole  X
Baltimore Oriole   X
House Finch  X
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow   X
Don Morgan

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