Saturday, February 6, 2010

Crimson-collared Grosbeak at Quinta Mazatlan

The amazing onslaught of rarities continues in south Texas. A couple of days ago a male Crimson-collared Grosbeak was found in McAllen at the Quinta Mazatlan branch of the World Birding Center. This morning I was able to find the bird feeding on Coyotillo berries and get a couple of photos before it was chased away by a mockingbird.

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Quita Mazatlan also has its own Tropical Parula feeding on citrus, much like the one at Frontera.

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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 8
Plain Chachalaca 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Long-billed Curlew 1
White-winged Dove 22
Mourning Dove 4
Inca Dove 2
Common Ground-Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 4
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Great Kiskadee 5
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Green Jay 5
Black-crested Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Northern Mockingbird 4
Long-billed Thrasher 4
Curve-billed Thrasher 3
European Starling 5
Cedar Waxwing 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 10
Nashville Warbler 1
Tropical Parula 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Summer Tanager 1
Crimson-collared Grosbeak 1
Northern Cardinal 3
House Sparrow 100


The Owl Ranch said...


Great shots of great birds!You've got to be having too much fun birding in the valley this winter. I enjoyed the Boca Chica post too.
Wishing I was down there. Keep posting.
~Skye Haas

Antshrike said...

Thanks for the kind words. It's been a heck of a winter.