Fort Davis 2017-07

I was very fortunate to be able to spend July 8-16, 2017 with fellow birders and naturalists Cecilia Riley and Mike Gray in Fort Davis, Texas. Here's a short account of each day. See attached observations.

Saturday July 8

I left Austin at about 8:45 AM and arrived at Cecilia and Mike's at about 5 PM. I took Highway 29 out of Austin to Mason, and then took 190. There was very little traffic and lots and lots of high fences and mesquite trees on both sides of the road. At a picnic area east of Iraan I found some Gray Fox tracks.

Sunday July 9

Morning: Looked for kit foxes on 166 west of Fort Davis. eBirded Crow's Nest Ranch.
Evening: Watched hummingbirds in Madge Lindsey's yard.

Monday July 10

Morning: Birded James King's property adjacent to TNC preserve and Lawrence Wood picnic area.
Evening: Road cruising with Lee Hoy.

Tuesday July 11

Light day. Slept in after road cruising. Birded Limpia Creek next to neighborhood entrance, Painted Tree area, and McDonald Observatory. Looked for Painted Damsels but things were just too dry.

Wednesday July 12

Spent time in Davis Mountains State Park. Birded Seep Trail with Cecilia, then hiked long loop up to peak by myself. In the late afternoon birded the two bird blinds in the park and drove up Skyline Drive.

Thursday July 13

Great day. Mike drove me down to Caroline Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis just north of Big Bend national park. Then drove "river road" between Terlingua and Presidio. Then up to Marfa where we met Cecilia and her sister for dinner.

Friday July 14 and Saturday July 15

TNC Davis Mountains Preserve. Partially rained out.

More photos are on Flickr here.

Posted by mikaelb mikaelb, October 10, 2017 00:40

Observations

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What

Canines Family Canidae

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 8, 2017 02:05 PM CDT

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What

Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 12:12 PM CDT

Description

Taken at Crow's Nest near Fort Davis, Texas.

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Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 10:45 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Crow's Nest near Fort Davis, Texas.

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Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 10:11 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Crow's Nest near Fort Davis, Texas.

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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 10:03 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Crow's Nest near Fort Davis, Texas.

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Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 08:50 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 08:49 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 08:46 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 08:26 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Pronghorn Antilocapra americana

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 08:40 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 08:36 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas. Juvenile bird.

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Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 08:12 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 08:08 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 07:48 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 07:46 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 07:36 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 07:24 AM CDT

Description

Taken on road 166 southwest of Fort Davis, Texas.

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Crevice Spiny Lizard Sceloporus poinsettii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 8, 2017 07:42 PM CDT

Description

Taken in Cecilia Riley's and Mike Gray's backyard in Fort Davis, Texas.

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What

Montezuma Quail Cyrtonyx montezumae

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 8, 2017 07:34 PM CDT

Description

Taken in Cecilia Riley's and Mike Gray's backyard in Fort Davis, Texas.

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Star Cloak Fern Notholaena standleyi

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 07:05 PM CDT

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Golden Lipfern Myriopteris aurea

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 07:07 PM CDT

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Wavy Scale Cloakfern Astrolepis sinuata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 07:09 PM CDT

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Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 08:00 PM CDT

Description

Taken in Madge Lindsey's yard near Fort Davis, TX.

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Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 07:54 PM CDT

Description

Taken in Madge Lindsey's yard near Fort Davis, TX.

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Ladder-backed Woodpecker Dryobates scalaris

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 07:52 PM CDT

Description

Taken in Madge Lindsey's yard near Fort Davis, TX.

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Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 07:09 PM CDT

Description

Taken in Madge Lindsey's yard near Fort Davis, TX.

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Scaled Quail Callipepla squamata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 06:59 PM CDT

Description

Taken in Madge Lindsey's yard near Fort Davis, TX.

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Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 06:48 PM CDT

Description

Taken in Madge Lindsey's yard near Fort Davis, TX.

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Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 9, 2017 06:42 PM CDT

Description

Taken in Madge Lindsey's yard near Fort Davis, TX.

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 12:33 PM CDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 08:46 AM CDT

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Devilshead Echinocactus horizonthalonius

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 09:55 AM CDT

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Canyon Tree Frog Hyla arenicolor

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 14, 2017 10:48 AM CDT

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Redwhisker Clammyweed Polanisia dodecandra

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 14, 2017 02:47 PM CDT

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Canyon Tree Frog Hyla arenicolor

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 14, 2017 03:16 PM CDT

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 14, 2017 03:20 PM CDT

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Wapiti Cervus canadensis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 15, 2017 10:41 AM CDT

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Wapiti Cervus canadensis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 15, 2017 11:01 AM CDT

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Wapiti Cervus canadensis

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mikaelb

Date

July 15, 2017 11:04 AM CDT

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Wapiti Cervus canadensis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 15, 2017 11:10 AM CDT

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Barometer Earthstars Genus Astraeus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 15, 2017 11:21 AM CDT

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Pinewoods Geranium Geranium caespitosum

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 15, 2017 11:35 AM CDT

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Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 10:49 AM CDT

Description

Taken near the TNC Davis Mountains Nature Preserve.

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Gray Flycatcher Empidonax wrightii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 11:21 AM CDT

Description

Taken near the TNC Davis Mountains Nature Preserve.

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Western Red-bellied Tiger Beetle Cicindela sedecimpunctata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 11:01 AM CDT

Description

Taken near the TNC Davis Mountains Nature Preserve.

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Marine Blue Leptotes marina

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 10:59 AM CDT

Description

Taken near the TNC Davis Mountains Nature Preserve.

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Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 10:54 AM CDT

Description

Taken near the TNC Davis Mountains Nature Preserve.

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 10:51 AM CDT

Description

Taken near the TNC Davis Mountains Nature Preserve.

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Ornate Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 09:37 AM CDT

Description

Taken near the TNC Davis Mountains Nature Preserve.

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Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 05:31 PM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek near Fort Davis, TX.

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Filigree Skimmer Pseudoleon superbus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 05:24 PM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek near Fort Davis, TX.

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What

Cottontail Rabbits Genus Sylvilagus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 07:35 PM CDT

Description

Taken while road crusing with Lee Hoy near Fort Davis, TX on roads 166 and 2810.

I'm hoping to get some help from the iNat community identifying this cottontail. (I was alarmed by the number of ticks on its ears!)

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What

Mojave Rattlesnake Crotalus scutulatus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 11:40 PM CDT

Description

Taken while road crusing with Lee Hoy near Fort Davis, TX on roads 166 and 2810.

This Mojave Rattlesnake was a new species for me, and was quite docile when Lee moved it off the road.

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Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 11:19 PM CDT

Description

Taken while road crusing with Lee Hoy near Fort Davis, TX on roads 166 and 2810.

This Western Diamondback Rattlesnake was the most active snake we encountered. It kept moving sideways, trynig to get under Lee's jeep.

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Red-spotted Toad Anaxyrus punctatus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 10:51 PM CDT

Description

Taken while road crusing with Lee Hoy near Fort Davis, TX on roads 166 and 2810.

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Texas Toad Anaxyrus speciosus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 09:46 PM CDT

Description

Taken while road crusing with Lee Hoy near Fort Davis, TX on roads 166 and 2810.

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Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 08:13 PM CDT

Description

Taken while road crusing with Lee Hoy near Fort Davis, TX on roads 166 and 2810.

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Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 09:32 PM CDT

Description

Taken while road crusing with Lee Hoy near Fort Davis, TX on roads 166 and 2810.

This very young Western Diamondback Rattlesnake was so flat on the road I thought it had been run over. I started to put my ruler down next to it and Lee had to stop me!

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 07:47 PM CDT

Description

Taken while road crusing with Lee Hoy near Fort Davis, TX on roads 166 and 2810.

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Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 10, 2017 08:05 PM CDT

Description

Taken while road crusing with Lee Hoy near Fort Davis, TX on roads 166 and 2810.

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 11:40 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 01:23 PM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses Painted Tree Road near Fort Davis, TX.

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What

Common Green Darner Anax junius

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 11:58 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

This male Common Green Darner was hunting over the creek and finally landed to eat a smaller dragonfly it caught. I think the dragonfly it caught was a Variegated Meadowhawk.

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Canyon Tree Frog Hyla arenicolor

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 12:11 PM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 11:14 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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What

Filigree Skimmer Pseudoleon superbus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 12:39 PM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 12:27 PM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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Kiowa Dancer Argia immunda

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 12:21 PM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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Mexican Forktail Ischnura demorsa

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 11:16 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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Mexican Forktail Ischnura demorsa

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 11:22 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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Indomitable Graphic Moth Melipotis indomita

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 11:32 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 11:13 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 11:53 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

Male Variegated Meadowhawk, I think this was the dragonfly that the Common Green Darner in the next photo is eating.

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 12:43 PM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 11:20 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

Male Variegated Meadowhawk

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Western Red-bellied Tiger Beetle Cicindela sedecimpunctata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 11, 2017 11:24 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Limpia Creek, near where it crosses under road 118, just east of Olds Creek Drive, west of Fort Davis, TX.

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What

Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 07:12 AM CDT

Description

Taken on highway 118 on the way south to the Christmas Mountains.

Adult Swainson's Hawk

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Scott's Oriole Icterus parisorum

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 08:41 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

Singing male Scott's Oriole

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Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 11:06 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 10:41 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 08:26 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Empress Leilia Asterocampa leilia

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 09:22 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 10:28 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Lucifer Hummingbird Calothorax lucifer

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 08:09 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

Female Lucifer Hummingbird

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What

Lucifer Hummingbird Calothorax lucifer

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 08:30 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

Male Lucifer Hummingbird

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Lucifer Hummingbird Calothorax lucifer

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 08:43 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

Female Lucifer Hummingbird

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Lucifer Hummingbird Calothorax lucifer

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 08:48 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

Female Lucifer Hummingbird (right) watching a displaying male (left).

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Lucifer Hummingbird Calothorax lucifer

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 10:12 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

Immature male Lucifer Hummingbird

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 11:37 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 10:09 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

Female Pyrrhuloxia (left), male Varied Bunting (right)

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Rio Grande Leopard Frog Lithobates berlandieri

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 08:03 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Scaled Quail Callipepla squamata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 10:42 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 10:36 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

This Spotted Sandpiper was my biggest surprise, out there in the desert. I assume this bird was on its way south.

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Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 10:08 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

Male Varied Bunting

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Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 10:44 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

Male Varied Bunting

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Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 09:04 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 09:35 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 10:33 AM CDT

Description

Taken at Carolyn Ohl's Christmas Mountains Oasis, just north of Big Bend National Park.

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 12:17 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the north "primitive" side of Davis Mountains State Park. Taken near Limpia Creek Vista, the highest point in the park.

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Filigree Skimmer Pseudoleon superbus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 08:56 AM CDT

Description

Taken on the north "primitive" side of Davis Mountains State Park.

Filigree Skimmer Female
On Seep Trail.

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Red Satyr Megisto rubricata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 10:11 AM CDT

Description

Taken on the north "primitive" side of Davis Mountains State Park.

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Giant Robber Flies Genus Promachus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 10:04 AM CDT

Description

Taken on the north "primitive" side of Davis Mountains State Park.

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Branded Skippers Genus Hesperia

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 12:21 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the north "primitive" side of Davis Mountains State Park. Taken near Limpia Creek Vista, the highest point in the park.

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Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail Aspidoscelis exsanguis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 09:41 AM CDT

Description

Taken on the north "primitive" side of Davis Mountains State Park.

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Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail Aspidoscelis exsanguis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 10:31 AM CDT

Description

Taken on the north "primitive" side of Davis Mountains State Park.

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 04:53 PM CDT

Description

Taken at the Davis Mountains State Park bird blinds.

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 04:48 PM CDT

Description

Taken at the Davis Mountains State Park bird blinds.

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Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 04:49 PM CDT

Description

Taken at the Davis Mountains State Park bird blinds.

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Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 04:39 PM CDT

Description

Taken at the Davis Mountains State Park bird blinds.

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Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 04:16 PM CDT

Description

Taken at the Davis Mountains State Park bird blinds.

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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2017 04:32 PM CDT

Description

Taken at the Davis Mountains State Park bird blinds.

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Gambel's Quail Callipepla gambelii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 04:54 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the "river road" (170) driving from Terlingua to Presidio with Mike Gray.

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Red Saddlebags Tramea onusta

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 02:52 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the "river road" (170) driving from Terlingua to Presidio with Mike Gray.

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Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 02:31 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the "river road" (170) driving from Terlingua to Presidio with Mike Gray.

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Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 02:28 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the "river road" (170) driving from Terlingua to Presidio with Mike Gray.

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What

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 02:24 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the "river road" (170) driving from Terlingua to Presidio with Mike Gray.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 02:06 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the "river road" (170) driving from Terlingua to Presidio with Mike Gray.

This Common Black Hawk was surrounded by Turkey Vultures while it ate a softshell turtle, until it flew to the other side of the river.

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Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 08:04 PM CDT

Description

Taken between Marfa and Fort Davis with Mike Gray.

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What

Pronghorn Antilocapra americana

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 07:58 PM CDT

Description

Taken between Marfa and Fort Davis with Mike Gray.

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Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 08:03 PM CDT

Description

Taken between Marfa and Fort Davis with Mike Gray.

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Collared Peccary Pecari tajacu

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 07:55 PM CDT

Description

Taken between Marfa and Fort Davis with Mike Gray.

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Common Reeds Genus Phragmites

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 03:26 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the "river road" (170) driving from Terlingua to Presidio with Mike Gray.

Is this our native giant cane?

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Eastern Ringtail Erpetogomphus designatus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2017 03:31 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the "river road" (170) driving from Terlingua to Presidio with Mike Gray.

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What

Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 15, 2017 10:20 AM CDT

Description

Taken on The Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountains Preserve during an open weekend. Unfortunately both days I spent on the preserve were rainy, but I made two hikes both mornings with Robert Becker.

Taken on the trail up to Tobe Canyon.

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Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 15, 2017 09:45 AM CDT

Description

Taken on The Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountains Preserve during an open weekend. Unfortunately both days I spent on the preserve were rainy, but I made two hikes both mornings with Robert Becker.

Taken on the trail up to Tobe Canyon.

These were so plentiful in the preserve and the males were singing! I'm not used to hearing their song, so it took me a little while to figure out what I was hearing before I saw one.

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Gray Flycatcher Empidonax wrightii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 14, 2017 09:45 AM CDT

Description

Taken on The Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountains Preserve during an open weekend. Unfortunately both days I spent on the preserve were rainy, but I made two hikes both mornings with Robert Becker.

Taken on Livermore Vista Trail.

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