Sunday, January 13, 2008

Frontera Audubon Thicket, 1/13/07

This afternoon was too pretty to stay in the house so I went over to Frontera for a couple of hours of birding. There was nothing fantastic but for a few seconds I thought this Black-throated Green Warbler had a yellow breast making it a Townsend's Warbler. As you can see it's just a drab Black-throated Green.

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Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler is usually quite uncommon in winter down here, maybe one out of every fifty yellow-rumps. There's been a lot more of them this winter.

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Mr. Yellow-throated Warbler has been easy to see lately.

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A warm sunny afternoon and two Qeens can no longer contain themselves.

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Plain Chachalaca 22
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Inca Dove 8
White-tipped Dove 6
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Great Kiskadee 6
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Black-crested Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 1
House Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Northern Mockingbird 4
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Ovenbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 10
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 5


Bob Kaufman said...

Hello, I envy your formidable lifelist!!

My name is Bob Kaufman. My wife Cynthia (also a Filipina) are birder/photographers from South Pasadena, California. We will be visiting south Texas (staying at Brownsville) from Jan 23 to 28. I was wondering if you could give some recommendations on places to visit. This will be our first time in this area.

My blog: and my photos are at

HowLin Seas said...

I'm envious of the wide array of birds down there at this time of year!!
I'm coming down to Weslaco in 2 weeks to visit my mom (who winters there) from Canada and I can't wait!! I had no idea I could turn a couple of days visit of my mom into a bird-watching trip... Guess I'm going to bring my camera and binoculars!!
See you on the 4th....
z000dles at