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TX Trip Jan. 2009

I made a quick, and fairly brutal trip to the valley in mid-January. I drove straight down and straight back, driving down after working all night. But, I got 6 full days of birding between Laguna Atascosa and Falcon Dam, with the TX part of the trip producing 185 species plus a couple that aren't countable.

Highlights were Hook-billed Kite, Cassin's Vireo, and Muscovy (finally) for life or ABA birds. Also, spending some quality time with a Ferruginous Pgmy-Owl was worth the trip. Other goodies were Blue Bunting, Rose-throated Becard, Tropical Parula, Clay-colored Robin, Zone-tailed Hawk, etc.

Only big miss was Masked Duck, though I also spent an afternoon looking for Aplomado Falcon with no luck.

The photos in this gallery are in chronological order, with many species depicted more than once. These are sized for higher resolutions, and will look best at something like 1280 x 1024 monitor resolutions.
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Harris's Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
Merlin
Merlin
Least Grebe
Least Grebe
Harris's Hawk
Harris's Hawk
American Pipit
American Pipit
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
American Pipit
American Pipit
Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
Sandhill Cranes
Sandhill Cranes
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Merlin
Merlin
Merlin
Merlin
Anhinga
Anhinga
Common Moorhen
Common Moorhen
Anhinga
Anhinga
Vermilion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Common Moorhen
Common Moorhen
Plain Chachalaca
Plain Chachalaca
Black-crested Titmouse
Black-crested Titmouse
Ovenbird
Ovenbird
White-tipped dove
White-tipped dove
Inca Doves
Inca Doves
Inca Dove
Inca Dove
Long-billed Thrasher
Long-billed Thrasher
Pine Siskin
Pine Siskin
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Long-billed Dowitchers & Greater Yellowlegs
Long-billed Dowitchers & Greater Yellowlegs
Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler
Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler
Red-crowned & Yellow-headed Parrots
Red-crowned & Yellow-headed Parrots
Red-crowned & Yellow-headed Parrots
Red-crowned & Yellow-headed Parrots
Red-crowned Parrots
Red-crowned Parrots
Red-crowned & Lilac-crowned Parrots
Red-crowned & Lilac-crowned Parrots
Red-crowned & Lilac-crowned Parrots
Red-crowned & Lilac-crowned Parrots
Texas Indigo Snake
Texas Indigo Snake
Texas Indigo Snake
Texas Indigo Snake
Texas Indigo Snake
Texas Indigo Snake
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
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