A weekend in South Texas

Clifton Ladd , Mikael Behrens, and I spent March 7-10 birding and just being naturalists in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. We started at Falcon State Park and worked our way down to Port Isabel and Brownsville. Attached are my iNaturalist observations, and below are URLs for all of our eBird observations. One of the highlights included going out on the Laguna Madre with George and Scarlet Colley where we got to see a colonial rookery that they are helping to protect. In addition, we found a Mangrove Warbler and a Glaucous Gull as it was getting dark. On Sunday a front arrived and we found early migrants in the wood lots on South Padre Island. The Valley Land Fund has done a great job protecting these small fragments of migrant habitat on the island. Here is a Northern Parula found on one of the Sheepshead lots. Another highlight was the parrot roost at Oliveira Park in Brownsville. We estimated over 100 Red-crowned Parrots, along with White-fronted, Yellow-headed, and Red-lored.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17399781
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17409638
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17343525
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17345656
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17399764
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17349799
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17399766
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17360041
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17399769
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17399770
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17370702
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17370741
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17370852
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17371485
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17373871
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17399771
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17399774
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17399775
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17389052
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17390443

Posted by cullen cullen, March 25, 2014 21:46

Observations

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Milkvetches (Genus Astragalus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 03:09 PM CST

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Huisachillo (Vachellia schaffneri var. bravoensis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 03:34 PM CST

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 02:46 PM CST

Description

The flashlight is 3.5 inches long. The tracks are about an inch and a half long.

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Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 02:44 PM CST

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Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 10:06 AM CDT

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Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 02:25 PM CST

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Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 10:45 AM CST

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Blackbrush Acacia (Vachellia rigidula)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 6, 2014 11:58 PM CST

Description

Blooming in abundance around Falcon State Park.

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Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 10:45 AM CST

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Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 10:49 AM CST

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Inca Dove (Columbina inca)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 10:54 AM CST

Description

With House Sparrow.

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Long-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma longirostre)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 10:51 AM CST

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Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 10:55 AM CST

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Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 2014

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 10:56 AM CST

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Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 11:04 AM CST

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Audubon's Oriole (Icterus graduacauda)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 11:02 AM CST

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Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 11:05 AM CST

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Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 11:09 AM CST

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Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 11:06 AM CST

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Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 11:22 AM CST

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Rio Grande Cooter (Pseudemys gorzugi)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 2014

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Three individuals in the middle of the Rio Grande.

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 11:12 AM CST

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Snapdragon Vine (Maurandya antirrhiniflora)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 11:51 AM CST

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Siam Weed (Chromolaena odorata)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 11:55 AM CST

Description

Forming a large bush, larger than the White-mist flower I see around Austin.

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Rose Evening Primrose (Oenothera rosea)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 12:11 PM CST

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Montezuma Cypress (Taxodium mucronatum)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 12:19 PM CST

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Texas Leaf-cutter Ant (Atta texana)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 12:24 PM CST

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 01:09 PM CST

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Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Dryobates scalaris)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 01:20 PM CST

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Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 01:21 PM CST

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What

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 01:22 PM CST

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What

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 01:28 PM CST

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What

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 01:30 PM CST

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Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 01:30 PM CST

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What

White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 01:32 PM CST

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What

Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 02:19 PM CST

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What

Blackbrush Acacia (Vachellia rigidula)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 01:53 PM CST

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What

Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 03:03 PM CST

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What

Bromeliad Flies (Genus Copestylum)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 02:20 PM CST

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White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 03:51 PM CST

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Cassin's Sparrow (Peucaea cassinii)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 03:57 PM CST

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Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 03:54 PM CST

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Cottontail Rabbits (Genus Sylvilagus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 07:01 PM CST

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What

Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Lithobates berlandieri)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 07:40 PM CST

Description

We saw thirty to fifty individuals total amongst the cattails in the culvert on either side of the road.

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Silversides (Order Atheriniformes)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 08:17 PM CST

Description

I was thinking this might be Rough Silverside, but I'm not sure. There were dozens on the edge of the water.

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Non-biting Midges (Family Chironomidae)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 09:08 PM CST

Description

There were hundreds of individuals by an outdoor light.

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Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Lithobates berlandieri)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 08:20 PM CST

Description

One individual.

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Spiders (Order Araneae)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 09:10 PM CST

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What

Loopers (Family Geometridae)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 7, 2014 09:12 PM CST

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What

Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 07:33 AM CST

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What

Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 11:27 AM CST

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Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 11:13 AM CST

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What

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 11:44 AM CST

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What

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 11:45 AM CST

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What

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 11:50 AM CST

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What

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 11:52 AM CST

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 12:42 PM CST

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What

Rose-bellied Lizard (Sceloporus variabilis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 12:56 PM CST

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What

Rose-bellied Lizard (Sceloporus variabilis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 01:18 PM CST

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What

Collared Peccary (Pecari tajacu)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 01:52 PM CST

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What

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 01:29 PM CST

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What

Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 01:56 PM CST

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What

Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 02:04 PM CST

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What

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 02:14 PM CST

Description

Eating a crawfish

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What

Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 02:05 PM CST

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What

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 05:29 PM CST

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What

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 05:42 PM CST

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What

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 05:44 PM CST

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What

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 06:03 PM CST

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What

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 06:11 PM CST

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What

Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 06:11 PM CST

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What

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 06:36 PM CST

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What

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 10:21 AM CDT

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What

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 10:32 AM CDT

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What

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 10:36 AM CDT

Description

Appeared wet and tired. The birds was foraging from the undersides of the leaves, possibly aphids.

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What

Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 11:57 AM CDT

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What

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 01:10 PM CDT

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What

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 01:11 PM CDT

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What

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 01:14 PM CDT

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What

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 01:19 PM CDT

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What

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 01:20 PM CDT

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What

American Wigeon (Mareca americana)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 01:27 PM CDT

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What

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 01:24 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 03:46 PM CDT

Description

There was a flock of about twenty birds. Three or four of the birds had a pink hue to the undersides as can be seen in the additional photo.

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What

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 03:46 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 04:24 PM CDT

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What

Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 2014

Description

2 individuals at the roost

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 2014

Description

It was difficult to get a good count of the roost, but i looked like at least 100 individuals.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 08:06 PM CDT

Description

There were a few individuals, at least 5 at the roost.

Photos / Sounds

What

White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 9, 2014 08:11 PM CDT

Description

At least 5 individuals at the roost.

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What

Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 8, 2014 01:11 PM CST

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What

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 09:29 AM CDT

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What

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 09:28 AM CDT

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What

Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 09:33 AM CDT

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What

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 11:04 AM CDT

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What

Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 11:32 AM CDT

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What

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 11:37 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

American Coot (Fulica americana)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 11:42 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 11:52 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Parakeet (Psittacara holochlorus)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 01:52 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 02:10 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 02:05 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Sora (Porzana carolina)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 02:39 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

American Coot (Fulica americana)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 02:42 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 02:40 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Slider (Trachemys scripta)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 02:47 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 02:48 PM CDT

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What

Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 02:54 PM CDT

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What

Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera)

Observer

cullen

Date

March 10, 2014 02:55 PM CDT

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