Sunday, May 13, 2007

Frontera Audubon Thicket, 5/13/07

Beautiful sunny Sunday morning at Frontera and I had it all to myself. Nothing exciting but good numbers of migrants were nice after all the windy birdless days. This scruffy Kentucky Warbler was one of eleven species of warblers.

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The boardwalk over the wetlands at the back of the refuge is now complete and the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks put it to good use.

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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 20
Plain Chachalaca 15
Gray Hawk 1
White-winged Dove 10
Inca Dove 5
White-tipped Dove 6
Red-crowned Parrot 2
Chimney Swift 8
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 12
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Alder Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Brown-crested Flycatcher 3
Great Kiskadee 5
White-eyed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Purple Martin 2
Cliff Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 2
Black-crested Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 4
Swainson's Thrush 5
Gray Catbird 4
Northern Mockingbird 2
Long-billed Thrasher 2
Cedar Waxwing 25
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Ovenbird 3
Kentucky Warbler 2
Mourning Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 2
Wilson's Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 8
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Olive Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Great-tailed Grackle 10
Bronzed Cowbird 1
Hooded Oriole 1
Lesser Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 8

2 comments:

wengchun said...

nice boardwalk. it seems not only human benefit from its construction but the birds are using it wisely as well. i think the boardwalk is built quite high from the water level (looking at the vegetation), does the level fluctuates a lot?

Antshrike said...

Actually there has rarely been water in the small wetland area in the past. I don't really understand the need for the boardwalk. I think it's for PR purposes. A small veiwing platform would have been fine.