Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | November 10, 2014

Bird (and creature) List- Rio Grande Valley

Report Details
Nov 5, 2014 – Nov 9, 2014
Total # of Species: 140 combined


Location(s): Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP WBC (Mission) (LTC 069); El Canelo Ranch (LTC 010); Estero Llano Grande SP WBC (LTC 054); Falfurrias Rest Area (LTC 004); Frontera Audubon Center (LTC 058); Laguna Vista (LTC 032); McAllen- Parakeet roost (10th Str. b/w Violet & Dove); Quinta Mazatlan WBC (LTC 063); Salineño (LTC 080); South Padre Is.–WBC/Conv. Center/Laguna Madre Trail (LTC 035); US-TX; US-TX-Harlingen; US-TX-Mission – 26.2374x-98.4020 – Nov 6, 2014, 12:33 PM; US-TX-Rio Grande City; William P. Hobby Airport


Species Name
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross’s Goose
American Wigeon
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Plain Chachalaca
Northern Bobwhite
Least Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret (Lisa only)
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
White-tailed Kite
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Harris’s Hawk
White-tailed Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Gray Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Clapper Rail
Spotted Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Franklin’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Tern
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
White-tipped Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Groove-billed Ani
Eastern Screech-Owl
Common Pauraque
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Ringed Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Crested Caracara
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Red-crowned Parrot
Green Parakeet
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Tropical Kingbird
Couch’s Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Green Jay
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cave Swallow
Black-crested Titmouse
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Clay-colored Thrush
Gray Catbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Long-billed Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Painted Redstart
Olive Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark
Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
Altamira Oriole
Verdin (Rob only)
House Sparrow


Non-bird species of note:
White Peacock
“Patch” (trying to determine real name)
Texas two tail
Swallowtail sp




American Alligator
Blue Spiny Lizard




  1. Nice trip Lisa! You and Rob did well. Since this year has been my year to immerse into butterflying, I can tell you that your “patch species” is a Crimson Patch, as I guess that you couldn’t help but notice them when you visited Frontera Audubon Thicket in Weslaco. A relatively tough butterfly to find, except for how many are at Frontera. Nice!

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