I’m flying to San Antonio via Nashville, TN and then will drive to the LRGV. I’m chasing the Rose-throated Becard and whatever else 300+ birders at the Rio Grande Birding Festival might turn up today. So I’m excited by the Texas prospects, but my thoughts drift northwest -amazing birds keep turning up in Adak. Yesterday it was a Great Egret, Northern Shrike, the largest flock of Eurasain Wigeon that Issac’s ever seen and a “greenfinch” type bird that got away. Whooper Swans are now wintering on the island.
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