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  1. Reddish Egret (white morph) breeding plumage

    Reddish Egret (white morph) breeding plumage

    Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens rufescens) white morph in breeding plumage.
  2. Forster's Tern

    Forster's Tern

    Forsters Tern (Sterna forsteri) Coastal Bend Area, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Sunset Lake Park, a small peninsula jutting into Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays, sea level.
  3. Dunlin

    Dunlin

    Dunlin (Calidris alpina subsp. hudsonia) Sexes similar. Breeding plumage (well almost). Indian Point Park and Pier, Corpus Christi Bay, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Shoreline of Corpus Christi Bay with typical coastal vegetation just inland.
  4. Reddish Egret (white morph)

    Reddish Egret (white morph)

    Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) Sexes similar. All white form. Coastal Bend Area, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Sunset Lake Park, a small peninsula jutting into Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays, sea level. Nueces Bay side.
  5. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper (Calidrris himantopus) Sexes similar. Adult breeding on the left. Bird on the right has not made the plumage transformation yet. Coastal Bend Area, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Sunset Lake Park, a small peninsula jutting into Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays, sea level.
  6. Willet

    Willet

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata subsp. inornata) Non-breeding adult. Indian Point Park and Pier, Corpus Christi Bay, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Shoreline with typical coastal vegetation just inland.
  7. Pied-billed Grebe (adult breeding)

    Pied-billed Grebe (adult breeding)

    Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps subsp. podiceps) Sexes similar. Photographed in Ingleside, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Live stock pond in the Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area in an urban setting at 4 m (13 ft) elevation.
  8. Red Saddlebags (male)

    Red Saddlebags (male)

    Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta: Libellulidae) Body length of 4.1-4.8 cm (1.6-1.9 in) long. Photographed at South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Corpus Christi, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area. Margin of a large shallow salt flat dominated...
  9. Neotropic Cormorant (juvenile)

    Neotropic Cormorant (juvenile)

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus mexicanus) There are four subspecies with two being recognized. Only subspecies mexicanus is mapped for Texas. Sexes similar. Photographed at a small pond in Live Oak Park in south Ingleside, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Pond with adjacent...
  10. Laughing Gull (breeding plumage)

    Laughing Gull (breeding plumage)

    Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla megalopterus) Two subspecies are recognized with only megalopterus being mapped for Texas. Sexes similar. Photographed at Port Aransas, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Beach along Redfish Bay.
  11. Great-tailed Grackle (female)

    Great-tailed Grackle (female)

    Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus prosopidicola) Eight subspecies are recognized with two being mapped for Texas. Subspecies monsoni is found in West Texas while subspecies prosopidicola is wide spread in Texas. Species strongly sexually dimorphic. Photographed in Sunset Lake Park...
  12. Least Sandpiper (breeding plumage)

    Least Sandpiper (breeding plumage)

    Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Sexes similar. Smallest of the Calidris sandpipers. The female often leaves the young with the males for a few days after hatching before she returns to help with the rearing duties. Photographed at Red Fish Bay near Aransas Pass, San Patricio County...
  13. Gull-billed Tern (breeding plumage)

    Gull-billed Tern (breeding plumage)

    Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica aranea) Six subspecies are recognized with only subspecies aranea being mapped for Texas. Sexes similar. This thick-billed tern is unlike most terns in that it does not depend on on fish. Photographed at Red Fish Bay near Aransas Pass, San Patricio...
  14. Pied-billed Grebe

    Pied-billed Grebe

    Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps podiceps) There are four subspecies with three or four being recognized with only the nominate being mapped for North America. Sexes similar. Photographed in Ingleside, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Live stock pond in the Gulf Prairies and Marshes...
  15. Blue Crab

    Blue Crab

    Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus: Portunidae) These decapod crustaceans have a carapace (shell) that is ca. 17.8 cm (7 in) wide and 10.2 cm (4 in) deep and can weigh 0.45-0.91 kg (1-2 lbs). Abundant in almost any habitat along the Texas coast. They are in the top ten commercial fisheries and...
  16. Laughing Gull (breeding plumage)

    Laughing Gull (breeding plumage)

    Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla megalopterus) Two subspecies are recognized with only megalopterus being mapped for Texas. Sexes similar but plumage significantly different between breeding and non breeding. Photographed southwest of Odem, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Open wet coastal...
  17. Sandhill Crane Family

    Sandhill Crane Family

    Sandhill Crane Family (Grus canadensis rowani) Six subspecies are recognized with only subspecies rowani wintering on the Texas Coast. From left to right, presumably is mom, dad, and their young colt. Photographed near Flour Bluff adjacent to Oso Bay, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Wet...
  18. Long-billed Curlew

    Long-billed Curlew

    Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus americanus) Two subspecies are recognized with both being mapped for Texas in the winter months. Since subspecies parvus generally has a much shorter bill I interpret this as subspecies americana. This is North America's largest sandpiper species. Sexes...
  19. Sora (breeding plumage)

    Sora (breeding plumage)

    Sora (Porzana carolina) Sexes similar. Photographed in Ingleside, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Live stock pond in the Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area in an urban setting at 4 m (13 ft) elevation.
  20. Crested Caracara (Texas Beach Baby)

    Crested Caracara (Texas Beach Baby)

    Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway audubonii) A picture that I could not resist! Photographed in Sunset Lake Park, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Narrow strip of land jutting into the Nueces Bay on the west side with Corpus Christi Bay on the east side. Dominated by shrubby salt...
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