Brownsville   -   Thursday,   January 16,   2014

Apolomado Falcon - This was the third time our guide attempted to find this rare bird in this same field. We had to remain very close to our vehicle which was parked some distance away and were cautioned not to get closer. It's common in S. America, ranging all the way to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, but only a very few are ever spotted in the US and only in this part of Texas. This was one of many highlights of our trip!     (8:40 AM)


Savanna Sparrow

Crested Caracara

South Padre Island Convention Center Boardwalk   -   Thursday,   January 16,   2014

Black-necked Stilt

Loggerhead Shrike

Great Blue Heron

American Wigeon


Sanderling, Non-breeding

Red-breasted Merganser

Reddish Egret

Caspian Terns

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbills

Black Skimmer

White Ibis

Black-necked Stilts

Little Blue Heron


World Bird Center,   South Padre Island   -   Thursday,   January 16,   2014

Solitary Sandpiper

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

White Egret

Black Skimmers   (showing off their bills)

Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen

American Coot


Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teals

Neotropic Cormorant

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