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Archbishop Fiorenza March 2019 Survey Results

Thanks to all who came out for the survey this morning, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. It was certainly a beautiful morning at the park. The Scissor-tailed Flycatchers are back and were very cooperative, and an Osprey showed off the very large catch of the day for all to see. Ruby-crowned Kinglets were singing loudly in the trees. The vultures continue to meet on the islands. Stilts and sandpipers were enjoying the sandy edges, and a Cooper’s Hawk was seen carrying nesting material. April should bring plenty of migrants to the park so be sure to join us on Wednesday, April 24th.

Below is our species list and a link to the photos.

Archbishop Fiorenza Pk.--W.of Eldridge Pkwy (Eldridge Retention Basin), Harris, Texas, US
Mar 27, 2019 6:48 AM - 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
51 species

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)  8
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)  18
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  3
Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)  2
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  1
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)  4
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  3
American Coot (Fulica americana)  7
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)  6
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  1
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)  10
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  2
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  4
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  2
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)  22
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)  35
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  7
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  7
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  2
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)  2
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)  1
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)  6
Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)  2
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  15
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  3
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  2
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  3
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Purple Martin (Progne subis)  4
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  3
Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva)  1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  3
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  6
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  10
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  16
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  8
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)  8
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1

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