Spent an enjoyable day birding with Bob Rasas, the Uvalde birding expert. We missed the Rufous-capped Warbler (hasn’t been seen in 8 days so most likely it’s gone) but picked up 6 new year birds (see updated list). Bob is doing a Texas bird photograph Big Year with a goal of 500. I’ll be checking in periodically. He leads daily birding trips at Neal’s Lodge March through May, with Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo almost a certainty. Tomorrow I’m off the the Clovis Sewage Ponds (I can almost feel my brother Jim’s indignation at the thought of birding at sewage ponds, but birds love them) for the Eurasian Wigeon.
Total Species for the Year
744 Birds (743 + 1 provisional)
920 Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians
(Quest for a Thousand)
TagBarrow's Goldeneye Bean Goose Butterbredt Spring Costa Rica Dry Tortugas Ivory Gull Long-eared Owl Lower Rio Grande Valley Lower Rio Grand Valley N. Pygmy-Owl Newfoundland Northern Goshawk Red-cockaded Woodpecker Rock Dove Tours Scott Vanderpoel Texas Thayer's Gull W.G.Jones State Orest White-collared Seedeater