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Common Nighthawk

Senior Bus Trip to Anahuac

Thanks everyone for participating in the October Senior Bus Trip! It was a fun day even if the birds were a bit slow and hard to find at times. The Vermillion Flycatcher certainly gave everyone a show at Anahuac and the flyover of the American Kestrels on the hawk watch tower was a treat. Below is the photo album I made and the bird list. I hope to see you on a future bus trip. Each trip is a different experience to a new location and we always make great memories. 

Houston Audubon thanks you for your support!

Photo gallery.

Anahuac NWR (UTC 049), Chambers, Texas, US Oct 12, 2020 9:09 AM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
26.0 mile(s)
45 species (+1 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)  X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  8 
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)  11
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X 
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)  2 
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)  4 
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)  2 
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)  2
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)  X 
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  3 
Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)  1 
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)  3 
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1 
cormorant sp. (Phalacrocoracidae sp.)  1 
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)  5 
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)  5 
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  3 
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  8 
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  2 
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)  3 
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)  1 
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)  3 
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  2 
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)  4 
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)  2 
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  2 
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  15 
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  2 
White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)  8 
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  2 
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  3 
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)  4 
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1 
Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)  1 
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  2 
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)  1 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus)  10 
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1 
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  1 
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  1 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  3 
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  3 
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X 
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  X 
Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)  10 
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1

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