Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sugar House Pond, 8/3/11

Pat Heirs and I checked out the Sugar House Pond this morning in hopes of refinding the Red/Red-necked Phalarope but no luck. We did find this Willet which is only my third ever for Hidalgo county. Don't know if it's Eastern or Western.

Shortly after Pat left I found this distant Black-bellied Plover which was my 275th county bird of the year. I don't get Black-bellied every year in Hidalgo county.

The past week has produced 21 species of shorebirds at the Sugar House Pond. Here's todays list.

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 200
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 2
Mottled Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 5
Northern Shoveler 1
Ruddy Duck 21
Least Grebe 8
Neotropic Cormorant 2
Snowy Egret 2
White Ibis 10
White-faced Ibis 9
Common Moorhen 1
American Coot 136 counted
Black-bellied Plover 1
Killdeer 10
Black-necked Stilt 583 counted
American Avocet 144
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Willet 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 250 estimated
Upland Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 100
Western Sandpiper 4
Least Sandpiper 70
Baird's Sandpiper 35
Stilt Sandpiper 650 counted
Long-billed Dowitcher 13
Wilson's Phalarope 1000 counted
Laughing Gull 2
Black Tern 35
Mourning Dove 1
Horned Lark 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Bank Swallow 2
Dickcissel 1
Great-tailed Grackle 10

1 comment:

Nick J. West said...

I appreciate all the hard work you do in pursuit of your hobby. Listing is a great use and valued tool to many. Also, I did not know there was a Sugar House pond in Texas. Thanks for the geography lesson as well.