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Birding in South Texas


This gallery contains images of birds seen during the week of February 14, 2010 in the Rio Grande valley of South Texas.
86 species were observed, 46 of which were new to our life list.
Sites visited included the World Birding Center, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, the Edinburg Scenic Wetland, Quinta Mazatlan and the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.
Stops were also made at the Estero Llano Grande State Park and the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse.
Sites were also visited along the Central Texas Coast Wildlife Trail, the Kingsville Ranch and the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.


Crimson-collared Grosbeak
Crimson-collared Grosbeak
Rose-throated Becard
Rose-throated Becard
Vermillion Flycatcher
Vermillion Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Great Kiskadee
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Common Pauraque
Common Pauraque
Tropical Kingbird
Tropical Kingbird
Couch's Kingbird
Couch's Kingbird
Altamira Oriole
Altamira Oriole
Tropical Parula Warbler
Tropical Parula Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Green Jay
Green Jay
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Green Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Clay-colored Robin
Clay-colored Robin
Pyrrhuloxia
Pyrrhuloxia
White-tipped Dove
White-tipped Dove
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Greater Roadrunner
Greater Roadrunner
Plain Chachalaca
Plain Chachalaca
Long-billed Thrasher
Long-billed Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher
Olive Sparrow
Olive Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Black-crested Titmouse
Black-crested Titmouse
Great-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Inca Dove
Inca Dove
White-winged Dove
White-winged Dove
Least Grebe
Least Grebe
Mottled Duck
Mottled Duck
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck
Black-necked Stilt
Black-necked Stilt
Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron
Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara
Neotropic Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
American Avocet
American Avocet
Broad-winged Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
White-tailed Hawk
White-tailed Hawk
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
Harris's Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Osprey
Osprey
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
House Wren (Brown-throated) Population
House Wren (Brown-throated) Population
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Common Ground-dove
Common Ground-dove
Turkey Vultures
Turkey Vultures
Black Vultures
Black Vultures
Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey
Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
American White Pelican
American White Pelican
White Ibis
White Ibis
Anhinga
Anhinga
Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Pied-billed Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Northern Shoveler
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal
Gadwall
Gadwall
Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Common Moorhen
Common Moorhen
American Coot
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane