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4/2/2016 to 4/18/2016   We traveled to Texas along the coast from Sabine Woods via Matagorda and
Kingsville down to South Padre Island and Brownsville.  Then, our trip took us up along the Rio Grande
where we tried to pick up some Mexican species.  We had a blast in great weather!
A quick overview of some of the birds we saw:  Scaled Quail , Common Pauraque (with chick!), Altamira
Oriole , Red-crowned Parrot , Red-billed Pigeon , Ringed Kingfisher , Muscovy Duck , Red-lored Parrot ,
Long-billed Thrasher , Hooded Oriole , Couch's Kingbird , Blue Bunting , Eastern Screech-Owl (Mexican),
Green Kingfisher (m,f), Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl , Gray Hawk , Greater Roadrunner with frog , Curve-billed
Thrasher , White-tipped Dove , Buff-bellied Hummingbird , Black-headed Grosbeak (f), Ruby-throated
Hummingbird , Great Horned Owl (older chick), Clay-colored Thrush , Swainson's Hawk , Tennessee
Warbler (bath), Vermilion Flycatcher (m), White-collared Seedeater (f,m), Green Jay , Least Grebe , Green
Parakeet , Summer Tanager (bath), below these Aplomado Falcon and Broad-winged Hawk , then a Plain
Chachalaca , Audubon Oriole , and a little Bobcat that came early one morning for a drink.
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4/18/2016 San Ygnacio Bird and Butterfly Park, TX :  Our final stop of the trip!  Here we found a
Yellow-breasted Chat  along with the White-collared Seedeater (m,f) we were looking for!  Also, an Olive
Sparrow , a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher NOT on a wire, and a female Vermillion Flycatcher .
4/17/2016  Bentsen and Falcon SP, TX:  Ruby-throated Hummingbird , Red-billed Pigeon , Hooded Oriole
(1st yr and female) , a juvenile Bewick's Wren , Pyrrhuloxia (m), and Buff-bellied Hummingbird .