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Common Nighthawk

Seniors Bus Trip to Texas City

Thanks for joining us for another great trip on Thursday, January 24, 2019! The park and dike had lots of great birds for us all to enjoy. The Texas City Museum had some great history and the day was certainly enjoyed by all.

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538–724 Texas City Dike Rd, Texas City US-TX (29.3892,-94.8829), Galveston, Texas, US
Jan 24, 2019 10:17 AM - 1:06 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.455 mile(s)
23 species

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 3
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 2
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) 2
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 1
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) 1
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 4
Sanderling (Calidris alba) 7
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 2
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1
Willet (Tringa semipalmata) 2
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 48
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 7
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 2
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 2
Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) 20
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 15
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) 8
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) 5
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 3
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 1
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) 1
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 1
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) 2

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Texas City Bay Street Pk (UTC 075), Galveston, Texas, US
Jan 24, 2019 9:47 AM - 10:09 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.216 mile(s)
12 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 1
Mallard (Domestic type) (Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic type)) 4
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) 1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 2
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) 8
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 1
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) 2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 1
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 20
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 1
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) 3

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