Friday, April 29, 2016

Day Trips to South Padre Island

Black-throated Green Warbler

We had the pleasure of joining friends on four day trips to South Padre Island for Spring passerine migration.  There are migrant traps with water and shelter at the Convention Center and a small Land Trust area on Sheepshead road.
Blue-winged Warbler

Canada Warbler

Cerulean Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

We had 26 species of warblers, many vireos, thrushes and tanagers.  Amazing variety of color and song.

Eastern Kingbird

Dickcissel pair

Summer Tanager

Wood Thrush

Baltimore Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Worm-eating Warbler

White morph Reddish Egret

Cape May Warbler

Western Tanager

Tennessee Warblers enjoy the water

Painted Bunting

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow Warbler

Least Bittern fledgling

We also found this escaped Violet Fischer Lovebird, hopefully he found his way home.  That's what we'll be doing soon too - heading slowly back to Wisconsin.

Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann

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