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san luis pass

  1. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans saturatus). The background is smooth cordgrass.
  2. Killdeer (adult)

    Killdeer (adult)

    Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus vociferus) adult.
  3. Sandwich Tern

    Sandwich Tern

    Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis acuflavidus) This subspecies is also known as the Cabot’s Tern.
  4. Willet

    Willet

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata) adult.
  5. Caspian Tern

    Caspian Tern

    Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)
  6. Common Nighthawk

    Common Nighthawk

    Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor aserriensis)
  7. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)
  8. Ruddy Turnstone

    Ruddy Turnstone

    Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres morinella)
  9. Common Nighthawk

    Common Nighthawk

    Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor aserriensis)
  10. Willet (precocial youngster)

    Willet (precocial youngster)

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata) a precocial youngster probably no more than a few days old.
  11. Snowy Plover

    Snowy Plover

    Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus)
  12. Least Tern (1st summer bird)

    Least Tern (1st summer bird)

    Least Tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos) 1st summer bird.
  13. Sanderling chase.jpg

    Sanderling chase.jpg

    Sanderling (Calidris alba rubida) male chasing female. She was too fast and agile for him (lol).
  14. Sanderlings.jpg

    Sanderlings.jpg

    Sanderlings (Calidris alba rubida)
  15. Willet.jpg

    Willet.jpg

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata)
  16. Sanderling (male).jpg

    Sanderling (male).jpg

    Sanderling (Calidris alba rubida) male.
  17. Black-bellied Plover, San Luis Pass 2.jpg

    Black-bellied Plover, San Luis Pass 2.jpg

    Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola cynosurae) Also known as Grey Plover.
  18. Royal Tern.jpg

    Royal Tern.jpg

    Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus maximus)
  19. Black Tern, wing stretching.jpg

    Black Tern, wing stretching.jpg

    Black Tern (Chlidonias niger surinamensis) wing stretching.
  20. American Avocet.jpg

    American Avocet.jpg

    American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) It appears to me that this avocet has a hurt foot/leg.
  21. Black-bellied Plover.jpg

    Black-bellied Plover.jpg

    Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola cynosurae) Also known as Grey Plover.
  22. Least Tern.jpg

    Least Tern.jpg

    Least Tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos)
  23. Sandwich Tern

    Sandwich Tern

    Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis subsp. acuflavidus) The one in the back has pink underparts. I see this in about 5% of the birds. West-end of Galveston Island, San Luis Pass, Galveston County side, Texas, USA. Barrier Island, a straight connecting West Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Sandy...
  24. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias subsp. wardi) Sexes similar. West end of Galveston Island, San Luis Pass, Galveston County side, Texas, USA. Barrier Island, a straight connecting West Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Sandy Beach and sand dunes.
  25. Piping Plover

    Piping Plover

    Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Sexes similar. Non-breeding plumage. San Luis Pass, Brazoria County, Texas, USA. Situated on the south-western end of Galveston Island. Gulf of Mexico on the exposed side and West Bay on the sheltered side.
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