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  1. Mottled Duck (duckling)

    Mottled Duck (duckling)

    Mottled Duck duckling (Anas fulvigula subsp. maculosa) South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Small pond in front of the Convention Center adjacent to Laguna Madre at ca. 1 m (6.6 ft) elevation.
  2. Bronzed Cowbird (male)

    Bronzed Cowbird (male)

    Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aenues aeneus) Male, species sexually dimorphic. South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Small coastal woodland adjacent to Laguna Madre at ca. 1 m (6.6 ft) elevation. I leave to go to Fort Worth this afternoon for a dog...
  3. Chuck-will's-Widow

    Chuck-will's-Widow

    Chuck-wills-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis) Sexes similar. This large nightjar was photographed at South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Small coastal woodland adjacent to Laguna Madre at ca. 2 m (6.6 ft) elevation.
  4. Worm-eating Warbler

    Worm-eating Warbler

    Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorus) Sexes similar. South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Small coastal woodland adjacent to Laguna Madre at ca. 2 m (6.6 ft) elevation.
  5. Yellow-crowned Night Heron

    Yellow-crowned Night Heron

    Yellow-crowned Nightheron (Nyctanassa violacea subsp. violacea) Sexes similar. South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Along the board walk into South Laguna Madre Bay. Barrier Island, bay side. This will be my last post for about...
  6. Belted Kingfisher (male)

    Belted Kingfisher (male)

    Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) Male, species sexually dimorphic. South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Terminus of board walk into South Laguna Madre Bay. Barrier Island, bay side.
  7. Red Saddlebags

    Red Saddlebags

    Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta: Libellulidae) 4.1-4.8 cm (1.6-1.9 in) long. South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Barrier island on the South Laguna Madre side (bay side). Coastal Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area.
  8. Short-billed Dowitcher (non breeding)

    Short-billed Dowitcher (non breeding)

    Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus subsp. hendersoni) Sexes similar. Non breeding plumage. Standing in Shoregrass (Monanthochloe littoralis: Poaceae) South Padre Island, Birding and Nature Center, Cameron County, Texas, USA. The center sits bayside along Southern Laguna Madre on a...
  9. Greater Yellowlegs

    Greater Yellowlegs

    Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) Sexes similar. South Padre Island, Birding and Nature Center, Cameron County, Texas, USA. The center sits bayside along Southern Laguna Madre. Bayside on a barrier island.
  10. Striped Mullet

    Striped Mullet

    Striped Mullet (Mugil cephalus: Mugilidae) They can weigh up to 1.36 kg (3 lbs) and obtain a length of 45.7 cm (18 in). South Padre Island, Birding and Nature Center, Cameron County, Texas, USA. The center sits bayside along Southern Laguna Madre. Bayside on a barrier island.
  11. Brown Anole

    Brown Anole

    Brown Anole (Anolis sageri: Dactyloidae) 17.8-20.3 (22.9) cm [7.0-8.0 (9.0) in] long. This lizard was introduced through the pet trade and horticulture market and in places can be invasive. South Padre Island, Birding and Nature Center, Cameron County, Texas, USA. The center sits bayside along...
  12. Spotted Sandpiper (non breeding)

    Spotted Sandpiper (non breeding)

    Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) South Padre Island, Birding and Nature Center, Cameron County, Texas, USA. The center sits bayside along Southern Laguna Madre. Man made waterfall. Bayside on a barrier island.
  13. Roseate Spoonbill

    Roseate Spoonbill

    Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) Photographed in a small freshwater marsh on South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. A barrier island; coastal prairie and marshes vegetational area at 0.5 m (1.6 ft) elevation. Sexes similar.
  14. Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor ruficollis) Photographed this beautiful breeding adult on South Padre Island, just north of the town of South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Extreme southern tip of the Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area, barrier island at ca. sea level...
  15. White Ibis

    White Ibis

    White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) Photographed on South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA in a brackish marsh. Coastal marsh at ca. 1 m (3.3 ft) elevation. Southern portion of the Gulf Prairies and Marshes. Sexes similar.
  16. Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor ruficollis) Three subspecies have been described but most frequently subspecies occidentalis is synonymized under subspecies ruficollis leaving ruficollis and the nominate. Only subspecies ruficollis is mapped for Texas. Sexes similar. Photographed in a small...
  17. Roseate Spoonbill

    Roseate Spoonbill

    Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) NAs only Spoonbill and the only pink one of the six known species. Through banding records they know they can live for at least 16 years in the wild. It is wide spread knowledge that they get their coloration from the crustaceans they eat. Photographed in a...
  18. Good Moon Rising

    Good Moon Rising

    Good Moon Rising: Photographed on South Padre Island at sunset. South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA.
  19. Northern Pintail (male)

    Northern Pintail (male)

    Northern Pintail (Anas acuta acuta) Four subspecies have been described including the nominate while three are frequently recognized. However, some authors recognized no subspecies recognizing the two non-nominate subspecies at the specific level. Species sexually dimorphic. Photographed on a...
  20. Black-necked Stilt

    Black-necked Stilt

    Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus mexicanus) Two subspecies are recognized including the nominate. Sexes similar. All NA birds belong to the nominate subspecies. Photographed on South Padre Island near Queen Isabella Causeway over Laguna Madre, Cameron County, Texas, USA.
  21. Ring-billed Gull

    Ring-billed Gull

    Given that I have seen plenty of these on more than one continent, it is a little funny that this is my first image of one for more than 10 years (i.e., while I have used digital equipment) ;)
  22. Great Blue Heron with fish at South Padre Island, Texas

    Great Blue Heron with fish at South Padre Island, Texas

    Great Blue Heron anticipates a fish dinner. Taken by my wife at South Padre Island Nature Center, Texas. Canon EOS 500D, 100-400 IS USM. 10th May 2010.
  23. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans saturatus) Twenty five subspecies have been described including the nominate, four have been synonymized leaving twenty one recognized subspecies. The only subspecies in Texas is saturatus. This rail was photographed eye-spying at the World Birding Center/South...
  24. Blue-headed Vireo with Dragonfly

    Blue-headed Vireo with Dragonfly

    Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) South Padre Island Convention Center, Texas
  25. Clay-colored Sparrow

    Clay-colored Sparrow

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