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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 19th October 2013, 20:45
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By Steve Gross
Currently on amazon.com, you can get Kingbird...

Currently on amazon.com, you can get Kingbird Highway for $3.10 (plus shipping) and The Big Year for $.01 (plus shipping). I personally enjoyed Kingbird Highway much more.
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 2nd October 2013, 02:15
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Steve Gross
For good information regarding bird sightings in...

For good information regarding bird sightings in MT, check out the Montana bird listserve:

http://birding.aba.org/maillist/MT

There are quite a few good and active birders in MT, and they often...
Forum: Texas Friday 13th September 2013, 19:53
Replies: 13
Views: 6,468
Posted By Steve Gross
The Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper...

The Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast is a great reference, as is the ABA Birder's Guide to the Texas Coast.

From Attwater all the way east and southeast to the coast, the...
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 8th May 2013, 18:12
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Steve Gross
Welcome to BirdForum. If you'd like any specific...

Welcome to BirdForum. If you'd like any specific information about birds and birding in Texas, feel free to send me a message.

Steve Gross
Past President, Texas Ornithological Society
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 1st May 2013, 16:38
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Steve Gross
This is not a classic Brewster's or Lawrence's...

This is not a classic Brewster's or Lawrence's Warbler, but the yellow patch on the wing is not usually found on any Blue-winged Warbler.

This situation may be somewhat analogous to the orioles...
Forum: New Mexico Wednesday 24th April 2013, 17:51
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By Steve Gross
Here's the BirdingPal page for NM. You might find...

Here's the BirdingPal page for NM. You might find someone here HOOO-d be willing to go owling with you.

http://www.birdingpal.org/nm.htm
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 24th April 2013, 17:48
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By Steve Gross
There are several Michigan listserves. Lurk...

There are several Michigan listserves. Lurk...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th April 2013, 15:31
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By Steve Gross
FWIW, American Pipits do perch in trees from time...

FWIW, American Pipits do perch in trees from time to time, but it is a bit surprising to see them there.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th April 2013, 15:19
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Steve Gross
By The Hills, do you mean the Hill Country?...

By The Hills, do you mean the Hill Country? Where, exactly?
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 25th March 2013, 02:11
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Steve Gross
I recommend "Finding Birds on the Great Texas...

I recommend "Finding Birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail". It has many upper coast and Houston area birding locations, along with which birds you can expect at each.

"The Birds of...
Forum: Say Hello Friday 22nd March 2013, 13:47
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Steve Gross
Living in Texas, you have wonderful access to...

Living in Texas, you have wonderful access to several great birding organizations. Houston Audubon has field trips, classes, and sanctuaries to offer (houstonaudubon.org).

The Houston Outdoor Nature...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 10th March 2013, 03:00
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Steve Gross
Welcome. I live in Houston, too. Please let me...

Welcome. I live in Houston, too. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Steve Gross
President, Texas Ornithological Society
Forum: Texas Wednesday 6th March 2013, 17:12
Replies: 2
Views: 6,046
Posted By Steve Gross
Golden-cheeks are arriving as we speak, and...

Golden-cheeks are arriving as we speak, and Black-capped Vireos often arrive starting March 25. Pedernales State Park has nesting Golden-cheeks and vireos, so you don't have to drive far.

Lost...
Forum: Texas Wednesday 6th March 2013, 16:40
Replies: 2
Views: 2,890
Posted By Steve Gross
Birders can often cover all of your stops in a...

Birders can often cover all of your stops in a single day, depending on how long they want to work a particular location.

I often hit Anahuac at dawn, hitting the Willows and Shoveler Pond, then...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st February 2013, 15:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,879
Posted By Steve Gross
They've definitely increased their range...

They've definitely increased their range throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley over the last ten years. They're reported with some regularity from Laredo/San Ygnacio/Zapata to Brownsville. I even...
Forum: Texas Friday 15th February 2013, 14:12
Replies: 7
Views: 3,960
Posted By Steve Gross
This is a consistent problem for birders here in...

This is a consistent problem for birders here in TX. The National Geographic Guide has all of the regularly-occurring species in the state. The Eastern Sibley has a few birds from west of I-35, but...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th February 2013, 17:56
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Steve Gross
I agree. The NG guide and the Sibley are...

I agree. The NG guide and the Sibley are considered the touchstones. No real need for any others, though there are several other solid options.

Good birding.
Forum: Say Hello Monday 11th February 2013, 15:42
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Steve Gross
Welcome! The Dallas and Tarrant County Audubon...

Welcome! The Dallas and Tarrant County Audubon Societies have a lot of good programming that you might be interested in. Field trips, classes, etc. might be just the thing for a new birder, for...
Forum: Texas Friday 8th February 2013, 14:40
Replies: 1
Views: 2,647
Posted By Steve Gross
Going to Big Bend is NEVER a bad idea! For birds...

Going to Big Bend is NEVER a bad idea!

For birds to expect, you can get data off of eBird (ebird.org) for Brewster County, TX. You can also get hold of the Birds of the Trans-Pecos checklist from...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th January 2013, 15:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By Steve Gross
According to the Texas Bird Records Committee...

According to the Texas Bird Records Committee website, there are eight (8) accepted records of American Black Duck in Texas.
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 29th January 2013, 16:33
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Steve Gross
Hi, Captain Jim! Welcome. If you're interested...

Hi, Captain Jim! Welcome.

If you're interested in joining the Texas birding community en masse, we'd love to share with you. Which part of the coast are you on?

Steve Gross
President, Texas...
Forum: Texas Monday 28th January 2013, 15:27
Replies: 8
Views: 3,089
Posted By Steve Gross
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Texas Friday 11th January 2013, 15:48
Replies: 4
Views: 2,646
Posted By Steve Gross
If there are species you're especially interested...

If there are species you're especially interested in seeing, send me an email at sgross77 AT comcast DOT net

I'll be happy to help you plan your trip.

Steve Gross
President, Texas Ornithological...
Forum: Texas Wednesday 9th January 2013, 15:55
Replies: 4
Views: 2,646
Posted By Steve Gross
If you take TX 35 from the Houston/Alvin area to...

If you take TX 35 from the Houston/Alvin area to Rockport, Port Lavaca would make a good stop. There's lots of good birding in the area, including Magic Ridge Sanctuary (which belongs to the TX...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th January 2013, 15:52
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Steve Gross
Ruby-throats are exceptionally rare in the...

Ruby-throats are exceptionally rare in the Houston/Galveston areas in the winter.

What appears to be rufous coloration on the flanks lends against Ruby-throat, as well.

We do have decent numbers of...
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