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Birding, Texas B&B, Washington County

May 7th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

Our local bird expert conducted another successful guide in the are recently at Camp Allen.  The ranch has a very diverse birding habitat and home to various species year round.  You can book a private guided tour with  our expert when staying at the  B&B.  Just let us know your dates ahead of time so we can secure his services!  You won’t be disappointed.   

Nesting Baby Bluebirds

 Some of the sightings on this latest tour were:

Blue-winged Teal- a pair on Lake Coffield
Little Blue Heron- one adult
Cattle Egret- 7
Black Vulture- 5
Turkey Vulture- 4
Mississippi Kite- 5
Red-shouldered Hawk- 2
Broad-winged Hawk- 7+
Crested Caracara- 1
Franklin’s Gull- 20+
Mourning Dove- 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo- 1
Chimney Swift- 4
Red-headed Woodpecker- 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker- 4
Downy Woodpecker- 4
Pileated Woodpecker- 1 heard on Brindley Trail
Great Crested Flycatcher- 3
Eastern Kingbird- 4
White-eyed Vireo- 8+
Yellow-throated Vireo- one heard singing behind the horse stables
Red-eyed Vireo- 2
Blue Jay- 6+
American Crow- 20+
Barn Swallow- 8+
Carolina Chickadee- 4
Tufted Titmouse- 5
Carolina Wren- 3
Swainson’s Thrush- 2 heard singing
Northern Mockingbird- 3
Cedar Waxwing- 10+
Tennessee Warbler- one singing
Nashville Warbler- two singing
Northern Parula- 3
Pine Warbler- 10+
Black-and-white Warbler- 3 singing
Swainson’s Warbler- one observed well and 5 others heard singing
Common Yellowthroat- 2 calling/singing
Hooded Warbler- 5+
Summer Tanager- male, female, and imm. male
Northern Cardinal- 12+
Indigo Bunting- at least 2 heard singing in grassy clearing
Painted Bunting- adult male and immature male(both singing)
Dickcissel- 20+ heard overhead
Common Grackle- 4
Brown-headed Cowbird- 3
American Goldfinch- one heard overhead near horse stables

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