Spring 2016 images from Texas:

Updated: Saturday April 30, 2016

Enjoy the birds and photos below...I certainly did while I was taking them!

Erik Breden
Harlingen, Texas
erik.breden@otterside.com

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April 26th - Migration takes its toll at South Padre Island...sadly, not all the birds make it across the Gulf of Mexico.

A friend of mine who works as a volunteer with Sea Turtles Inc. on South Padre Island sent me a photo of a Baltimore Oriole migration casualty she found on her morning turtle patrol up the beach at South Padre Island:




She also found this Yellow-breasted Chat:






April 22nd - "Valley Land Fund's Sheepshead Lots and the Convention Center, South Padre Island, TX

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  • Chuck-Will's Widow
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove
  • Mottled Duck
  • Summer Tanager
  • Western Tanager
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Rio-Grande Leopard Frog
  • Desert Cottontail


April 16th - "Big Sit" at Estero Llano Grande Sate Park, Weslaco, TX

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  • Black-necked Stilt
  • Long-billed Dowitcher
  • Gadwall
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Green Heron
  • Rio-Grande Leopard Frog
  • Gulf-Coast Ribbon Snake


April 5th - Scarlet Colley's Birds and Dolphins Boat Trip, Port Isabel, TX

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  • Reddish Egret
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Common Loon
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • American Oystercatcher
  • Royal Tern


March 17th - Agricultural Fields South West of McCook, TX

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  • Swainson's Hawk


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