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We don't see Carolina Chickadees in South Texas!

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We very seldom see House Finches in South Texas.

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April 1-3 Parrie Haynes Ranch Killeen TX Gulf Coast Toad,Cricket Frog, Hummingbird Moth,Phaon Crescent, Juniper Hairstreak, Orange Sulphur, Dainty Sulphur, Painted Lady, Buckeye, Queen, Monarch, Wild Turkey, Northern Bobwhite, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Osprey    1, Red-shouldered Hawk    1, Red-tailed Hawk    2, Killdeer, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Barn Owl 1, Common Poorwill, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Blue Jay 16, American Crow, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Black-crested Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

April 4, 2009 Estero Llano Grande State Park, Weslaco TX  Black-Throated Magpie-Jay, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal 3, Northern Shoveler, Lesser Scaup    2, Plain Chachalaca, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican    3, Double-crested Cormorant, Anhinga    5, American Bittern    1, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron    2, Tricolored Heron, Green Heron    7, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill 2, Turkey Vulture    2, Northern Harrier    1, Harris's Hawk    1, Crested Caracara 1, Sora, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper    2, Greater Yellowlegs 1, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Gull-billed Tern    1, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Inca Dove, Common Ground-Dove, White-tipped Dove, Red-crowned Parrot 2, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird    1, Black-chinned Hummingbird    1, Green Kingfisher 1, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Couch's Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Rose-throated Becard 1, White-eyed Vireo, Green Jay, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow , Barn Swallow, Black-crested Titmouse, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Mockingbird, Long-billed Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Great-tailed Grackle, Bronzed Cowbird, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow (81)

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April 5 Attwater Prairie-Chicken NWR Bison, Mottled Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Greater Prairie-Chicken 4, Northern Bobwhite, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Crested Caracara  , Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird , Eastern Meadowlark. 

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April 9 Estero Coyote, Cottontail, Cane Toad, Gulf Coast Toad, Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Gecko, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Killdeer    2, Eastern Screech-Owl 6, Lesser Nighthawk 14, Common Pauraque    5

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April 10 Estero Rose-Bellied, Skink, Spotted Whiptail, Texas Spiny Lizard, Green and Brown Anole, Black-throated Mapgie-Jay, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Mottled Duck    4, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal 2, Northern Shoveler, Lesser Scaup 1, Plain Chachalaca, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Anhinga, Great Blue Heron    2, Great Egret    2, Snowy Egret    10, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron    3, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron    2, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron    3, White-faced Ibis    6, Roseate Spoonbill    8, White-tailed Kite    1, Sora    6, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper    1, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Laughing Gull    1, Gull-billed Tern    6, Forster's Tern    1, Rock Pigeon, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Inca Dove, Common Ground-Dove, White-tipped Dove, Red-crowned Parrot    6, Groove-billed Ani    1, Common Pauraque    1, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Brown-crested Flycatcher    3, Great Kiskadee, Couch's Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher    8, Rose-throated Becard 1, White-eyed Vireo    2, Purple Martin    14, Black-crested Titmouse, House Wren    2, Sedge Wren    2, Clay-colored Thrush    4, Northern Mockingbird, Long-billed Thrasher    5, European Starling , Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), Black-and-white Warbler    1, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-breasted Chat    1, Olive Sparrow , Vesper Sparrow    2, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow , Grasshopper Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Bronzed Cowbird, House Sparrow  (84)

April 11 Frontera Audubon Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Plain Chachalaca, Turkey Vulture, Chimney Swift, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Great Kiskadee, White-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo    2, Philadelphia Vireo 1, Black-crested Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Clay-colored Thrush, Gray Catbird    1, Northern Mockingbird, Long-billed Thrasher, Blue-winged Warbler 1, Tennessee Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler    2, Nashville Warbler 4, Northern Parula 2, Black-throated Green Warbler    1, Ovenbird    1, Common Yellowthroat 1, Hooded Warbler 2, Wilson's Warbler    1, Yellow-breasted Chat 1, Crimson-collared Grosbeak 1, Blue Bunting 1, Great-tailed Grackle, House Sparrow Estero Black-Throated Magpie-Jay, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Mottled Duck    4, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal    2, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal    1, Lesser Scaup    1, Plain Chachalaca, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican    20, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Anhinga    2, American Bittern    1, Great Blue Heron    6, Great Egret    1, Snowy Egret    11, Little Blue Heron    4, Tricolored Heron    2, Green Heron    8, Black-crowned Night-Heron    3, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron    3, White Ibis    2, White-faced Ibis    4, Roseate Spoonbill 2, Turkey Vulture    1, White-tailed Kite    2, Harris's Hawk    1, Sora, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs    1, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper    2, Stilt Sandpiper    2, Long-billed Dowitcher, Gull-billed Tern    4, Rock Pigeon, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Inca Dove, Common Ground-Dove, White-tipped Dove, Green Parakeet 10, Red-crowned Parrot 8, Common Pauraque    1, Chimney Swift, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Ringed Kingfisher    1, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Couch's Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Rose-throated Becard 1, White-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Green Jay, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-crested Titmouse, House Wren, Clay-colored Thrush, Northern Mockingbird, Long-billed Thrasher, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Clay-colored Sparrow    1, Savannah Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow    1, Lincoln's Sparrow, Northern Cardinal , Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Bronzed Cowbird, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow (90)

April 12 Frontera Audubon Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Plain Chachalaca, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Great Kiskadee, White-eyed Vireo, Purple Martin, Gray Catbird 1, Northern Mockingbird, Long-billed Thrasher    1, Blue-winged Warbler    1, Tennessee Warbler    1, Orange-crowned Warbler    2, Nashville Warbler    4, Northern Parula    2, Black-throated Green Warbler    2, Common Yellowthroat    1, Wilson's Warbler 1, Great-tailed Grackle, Pine Siskin 4, House Sparrow Estero Just from the deck through Lakeview:  Black-Throated Magpie Jay, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck 28, Mottled Duck    4, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Plain Chachalaca, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Egret    1, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, White-faced Ibis, Sora    1, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Killdeer    1, Black-necked Stilt, Spotted Sandpiper    3, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper    2, Stilt Sandpiper    2, Long-billed Dowitcher, Laughing Gull    2, Gull-billed Tern    5, Forster's Tern    1, Rock Pigeon, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Inca Dove, Common Ground-Dove, White-tipped Dove, Red-crowned Parrot 8, Chimney Swift    1, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird    1, Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird    1, Ringed Kingfisher    1, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Couch's Kingbird, Rose-throated Becard 1, Green Jay, Purple Martin, Black-crested Titmouse, Carolina Wren    2, House Wren    1, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)    1, Black-and-white Warbler    1, Savannah Sparrow    3, Lincoln's Sparrow    3, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Bronzed Cowbird    1, House Sparrow 

April 13 Frontera Audubon Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Plain Chachalaca    8, Broad-winged Hawk 25, Swainson's Hawk 10, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Inca Dove, Chimney Swift    15, Buff-bellied Hummingbird    3, Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird    3, Golden-fronted Woodpecker    2, Great Kiskadee, Black-capped Vireo    1, Purple Martin    2, Black-crested Titmouse    2, Gray Catbird 1, Northern Mockingbird    2, Long-billed Thrasher    1, Orange-crowned Warbler    2, Nashville Warbler    4, Northern Parula    2, Black-throated Green Warbler    2, Great-tailed Grackle , Lesser Goldfinch    1, House Sparrow  Dixieland 90-degrees with 3 dogs with heavy park traffic:  Lesser Scaup    30, Ruddy Duck 10, Pied-billed Grebe    2, Snowy Egret 2, Laughing Gull 3

April 18 Estero Casual observations while enroute to do other things, Black-Throated Magpie-Jay, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Mottled Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Plain Chachalaca, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron , Great Egret , Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Turkey Vulture, White-tailed Kite, Sora, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope    7, Laughing Gull, Least Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Rock Pigeon, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Inca Dove, Common Ground-Dove, White-tipped Dove, Red-crowned Parrot, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Couch's Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Green Jay, Black-crested Titmouse, House Wren, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Long-billed Thrasher, Summer Tanager 1, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird , Great-tailed Grackle, ,House Sparrow

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April 19 Estero Black-Throated Magpie-JayBlack-bellied Whistling-Duck    45, Fulvous Whistling-Duck 1, Mottled Duck    2, Blue-winged Teal    14, Northern Shoveler    24, Lesser Scaup    1, Plain Chachalaca    8, Least Grebe    20, Pied-billed Grebe    14, American White Pelican    6, Neotropic Cormorant    1, Double-crested Cormorant    1, Least Bittern 1, Great Blue Heron    2, Great Egret    2, Snowy Egret    7, Little Blue Heron    5, Tricolored Heron    3, Green Heron    6, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron    6, White-faced Ibis    5, Roseate Spoonbill    6, White-tailed Kite    3, Mississippi Kite    598, Harris's Hawk    3, Swainson's Hawk    1, Sora    3, Common Moorhen    21, American Coot    150, Killdeer    2, Black-necked Stilt    22, Spotted Sandpiper    1, Greater Yellowlegs    1, Lesser Yellowlegs    6, Least Sandpiper    2, Stilt Sandpiper    18, Long-billed Dowitcher    48, Wilson's Phalarope 7, Laughing Gull    8, Least Tern    4, Gull-billed Tern    3, Rock Pigeon    9, White-winged Dove    95, Mourning Dove    6, Inca Dove    10, Common Ground-Dove    6, White-tipped Dove    6, Red-crowned Parrot 10, Eastern Screech-Owl    1, Common Pauraque    3, Chuck-will's-widow    1, Buff-bellied Hummingbird    1, Ruby-throated Hummingbird    3, Black-chinned Hummingbird    1, Golden-fronted Woodpecker    25, Ladder-backed Woodpecker    1, Brown-crested Flycatcher    2, Great Kiskadee    9, Couch's Kingbird    8, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher    15, White-eyed Vireo    5, Blue-headed Vireo    1, Green Jay    2, Purple Martin    4, Tree Swallow    5, Northern Rough-winged Swallow    6, Cave Swallow    3, Barn Swallow    4, Black-crested Titmouse    2, Carolina Wren    1, House Wren    1, Clay-colored Thrush    2, Northern Mockingbird    18, Long-billed Thrasher    2, European Starling    5, Northern Parula    2, Black-and-white Warbler    1, Common Yellowthroat    3, Yellow-breasted Chat  1, Savannah Sparrow    1, Lincoln's Sparrow    4, Northern Cardinal    2, Red-winged Blackbird    7, Great-tailed Grackle    47, Bronzed Cowbird    2, Lesser Goldfinch    1, House Sparrow    22 (88)

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April 20 Dixieland while walking 3 dogs in wild part only,from road only Black-bellied Whistling-Duck    30, Mottled Duck    2, Lesser Scaup    10, Ruddy Duck    1, Pied-billed Grebe    6, Neotropic Cormorant    4, Double-crested Cormorant    1, Snowy Egret    5, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron    1, Osprey    1, White-tailed Kite    3, American Coot    25, Killdeer    2, Spotted Sandpiper    2, Laughing Gull    14, Forster's Tern    2, Mourning Dove    8, Inca Dove    2, Common Ground-Dove    1, Golden-fronted Woodpecker    2, Great Kiskadee    1, Loggerhead Shrike    1, Northern Rough-winged Swallow    4, Barn Swallow    2, Northern Mockingbird    1, Curve-billed Thrasher    2, Eastern Meadowlark 1, Great-tailed Grackle , Bronzed Cowbird, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow  South Padre Island A very rushed trip, not including Isla Blanca nor the boardwalk at convention center... Brown Pelican    15, Double-crested Cormorant    1, Tricolored Heron    2, Green Heron    1, Osprey    1,Black-bellied Plover    1, American Golden-Plover    1, Killdeer    2, Black-necked Stilt    6, Willet    16, Lesser Yellowlegs    3, Ruddy Turnstone    3, Sanderling    6, Least Sandpiper    3, Dunlin    75, Short-billed Dowitcher    150, Laughing Gull    350, Ring-billed Gull    7, Least Tern    2, Caspian Tern    5, Forster's Tern    20, Royal Tern    39, Sandwich Tern    20, Black Skimmer    66, Eurasian Collared-Dove    2, Mourning Dove    4, Ruby-throated Hummingbird    3, Eastern Wood-Pewee    1, Great Kiskadee    1, Couch's Kingbird    2, Eastern Kingbird    5, Warbling Vireo    4, Red-eyed Vireo    1, Barn Swallow    10, Veery    2, Swainson's Thrush    2, Gray Catbird 1, Northern Mockingbird    2, European Starling    2, Tennessee Warbler    8, Yellow Warbler (Northern)    4, Chestnut-sided Warbler    1, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)    1, Black-throated Green Warbler    1, Blackpoll Warbler    1, Ovenbird    1, Northern Waterthrush    3, Common Yellowthroat    1, Summer Tanager    1, Lark Sparrow    1, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 10, Blue Grosbeak 5, Indigo Bunting 2,Red-winged Blackbird    17, Yellow-headed Blackbird 1, Great-tailed Grackle    40, Brown-headed Cowbird    8, Orchard Oriole 8, Baltimore Oriole 32

April 21 Dixieland Black-bellied Whistling-Duck    30, Lesser Scaup    10, Plain Chachalaca, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Egret, White-tailed Kite    2, Killdeer    2, Spotted Sandpiper    2, Laughing Gull    10, Gull-billed Tern    2, Forster's Tern    2, Rock Pigeon    8, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove    2, Inca Dove    2, Common Ground-Dove    2, Golden-fronted Woodpecker    1, Great Kiskadee    1, Loggerhead Shrike    1, Purple Martin    10, Northern Rough-winged Swallow    8, Barn Swallow    100, Northern Mockingbird    2, Yellow Warbler    1, Savannah Sparrow    1, Red-winged Blackbird    20, Eastern Meadowlark    1, Great-tailed Grackle, Bronzed Cowbird    14, Lesser Goldfinch    2, House Sparrow    4

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April 22 Estero Black-Throated Magpie-Jay, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck    1, Mottled Duck    2, Blue-winged Teal    X, Northern Shoveler, Plain Chachalaca    8, Least Grebe    20, Pied-billed Grebe    7, American White Pelican    1, Neotropic Cormorant    1, Double-crested Cormorant    4, Least Bittern    1, Great Blue Heron    1, Great Egret    2, Snowy Egret    8, Little Blue Heron    4, Tricolored Heron    4, Green Heron    5, Black-crowned Night-Heron    1, White Ibis    2, White-faced Ibis    2, Roseate Spoonbill    1, Turkey Vulture    3, White-tailed Kite    2, Swainson's Hawk    2, Sora    3, Common Moorhen    15, American Coot    50, Killdeer    2, Black-necked Stilt    30, American Avocet    4, Spotted Sandpiper    2, Lesser Yellowlegs    4, Least Sandpiper    2, Pectoral Sandpiper    1, Stilt Sandpiper    2, Long-billed Dowitcher    40, Wilson's Phalarope    4, Laughing Gull    2, Least Tern    4, Gull-billed Tern    4, Rock Pigeon    8, White-winged Dove    40, Mourning Dove    3, Inca Dove    8, Common Ground-Dove    4, White-tipped Dove    3, Red-crowned Parrot 1, Common Pauraque    1, Buff-bellied Hummingbird    3, Ruby-throated Hummingbird    4, Black-chinned Hummingbird    1, Green Kingfisher    2, Golden-fronted Woodpecker    20, Ladder-backed Woodpecker    2, Eastern Wood-Pewee    1, Brown-crested Flycatcher    5, Great Kiskadee    8, Couch's Kingbird    4, White-eyed Vireo    2, Blue-headed Vireo    1, Green Jay    1, Purple Martin    8, Tree Swallow    10, Cave Swallow    2, Barn Swallow    2, Black-crested Titmouse    4, Marsh Wren    3, Northern Mockingbird    10, Long-billed Thrasher    2, European Starling    4, Yellow Warbler (Northern)    1, Black-throated Green Warbler    1, Blackpoll Warbler    1, Common Yellowthroat    1, Yellow-breasted Chat 1, Summer Tanager 1, Scarlet Tanager 1, Olive Sparrow    1, Savannah Sparrow    1, Lincoln's Sparrow    2, Northern Cardinal    2, Red-winged Blackbird    20, Great-tailed Grackle    14, Bronzed Cowbird    3, Baltimore Oriole    2, Lesser Goldfinch    1, House Sparrow    30  (89) Frontera Audubon quick lunch with lots of chatting among standers-by: Plain Chachalaca    6, Buff-bellied Hummingbird    2, Ruby-throated Hummingbird    1, Warbling Vireo    1, Curve-billed Thrasher    1, Tennessee Warbler    2, Nashville Warbler    2, Black-throated Green Warbler    1, Yellow-Breasted Chat 1, Great-tailed Grackle 

April 23 Estero Fulvous Whistling-Duck    1, Least Bittern 2, Sora    1, Semipalmated Plover 1, Wilson's Phalarope 4, Green Kingfisher    3, Summer Tanager 1

April 24 Estero Wilson's Phalarope    4, Least Tern    8, Gull-billed Tern    4, Common Pauraque    1, Green Kingfisher    2, Blue-Winged Warbler   1, Swainson's Warbler    1, Rose-breasted Grosbeak    1, Baltimore Oriole 6

April 26 Southmost Nature Preserve Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Mottled Duck 6, Blue-winged Teal, Plain Chachalaca, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Anhinga    1, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Black Vulture    20, Turkey Vulture    4, White-tailed Kite    4, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Swainson's Hawk 2, Sora, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper    2, Short-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Laughing Gull, Herring Gull    1, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Ground-Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo    1, Common Nighthawk 2, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Ringed Kingfisher    1, Green Kingfisher    2, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Black Phoebe    1, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Couch's Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Green Jay    3, Purple Martin, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Cave Swallow, Barn Swallow, Carolina Wren, Northern Mockingbird, Long-billed Thrasher, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, Dickcissel    2, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Bronzed Cowbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Lesser Goldfinch

April 27 Estero Groove-billed Ani    4Common Nighthawk    3, Common Pauraque    1, Green Kingfisher    2, Eastern Wood-Pewee    2

April 29 Estero Black-Throated Magpie-Jay, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck 1, Mottled Duck    2, Blue-winged Teal    X, Northern Shoveler    X, Plain Chachalaca, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant    6, Least Bittern    2, Great Blue Heron    1, Great Egret    3, Snowy Egret    5, Little Blue Heron    8, Tricolored Heron    2, Green Heron    8, Black-crowned Night-Heron    4, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron    6, White Ibis    4 , White-faced Ibis    4, Roseate Spoonbill    6, Turkey Vulture    2, White-tailed Kite    4, Swainson's Hawk    1, Sora    X, Common Moorhen    X, American Coot    X, Killdeer    4, Black-necked Stilt    X, American Avocet    3, Spotted Sandpiper    2, Lesser Yellowlegs    X, Least Sandpiper    X, Stilt Sandpiper    X, Long-billed Dowitcher    X, Wilson's Phalarope 6, Laughing Gull    2, Least Tern    4, Gull-billed Tern    2, Forster's Tern    2, Rock Pigeon    8, White-winged Dove    55, Mourning Dove    5, Inca Dove    20, Common Ground-Dove    12, White-tipped Dove    6, Red-crowned Parrot    8, Eastern Screech-Owl    2, Common Pauraque    1 ,Chimney Swift    3, Buff-bellied Hummingbird    5, Ruby-throated Hummingbird    1, Golden-fronted Woodpecker    25, Ladder-backed Woodpecker    1, Eastern Wood-Pewee    1, Brown-crested Flycatcher    5, Great Kiskadee    2, Couch's Kingbird    4, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher    1, White-eyed Vireo    1, Green Jay    1, Purple Martin    10, Northern Rough-winged Swallow    6, Cave Swallow    2, Barn Swallow    1, Black-crested Titmouse    4, Carolina Wren    1. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    1, Swainson's Thrush    1, Northern Mockingbird    14, Long-billed Thrasher    1, Curve-billed Thrasher    1, European Starling    2, Northern Cardinal    2, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Bronzed Cowbird    1, Baltimore Oriole    1, Lesser Goldfinch    6, House Sparrow    (81)  Frontera Plain Chachalaca    4, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Northern Parula    1, Crimson-collared Grosbeak    1, Great-tailed Grackle , House Sparrow

April 30 Estero Huck, Kyle and I, all from the front deck, 64 species.Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Mottled Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Plain Chachalaca, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Green Heron, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Crested Caracara, Sora, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Laughing Gull, Least Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Rock Pigeon, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Inca Dove, Common Ground-Dove, White-tipped Dove, Red-crowned Parrot, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Great Kiskadee, White-eyed Vireo, Purple Martin, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Olive Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle , Bronzed Cowbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Orchard Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

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