Friday, November 9, 2012

Upper Texas Coast Birding

While traveling down to the Rio Grande Valley a couple of days ago, I birded a variety of locations along the upper Texas coast.  I was able to bird Anahuac NWR, Texas Point NWR, and Sea Rim State Park as well as some other spots I didn't spend as much time at.  I also stopped by some of the Port Aransas spots and had more Redheads than you can imagine.  I also had many shorebirds including Long-billed Curlews, Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit, Stilt Sandpiper, and two Western Sandpipers.

I will post some more detail about each of these spots later . . . hope you enjoy the photos!

One of the Le Conte's Sparrows at the Skillern Tract of Anahuac NWR

Nelson's Sparrow on Pilot Station Road-many of these as well as
Seaside Sparrow and Clapper Rails

A very cooperative American Bittern at Anahuac
A terrible shot of a Ferruginous Hawk at Anahuac NWR

A Seaside Sparrow at Sea Rim State Park

A very curious Sedge Wren at Anahuac . . . 

A White-tailed Hawk at Anahuac, unfortunately the light was working
against me on this one.

-Eric


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