Port Aransas CBC 2021-12-20

I was excited to participate another year in the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count on 12/20/2021. I covered the Aransas Pass area again which includes parts of San Patricio and Aransas counties. This year for the first time I was happy to be joined by Aaron Evans, Aransas Pass resident and birder.

Highlights included seeing, all in the same couple minutes, 3 soaring Red-tailed Hawks, a migrating flock of American White Pelicans high in the sky, and 3 Crested Caracaras interacting in the air, clacking their bills, and even talon-grappling! Our bird of the day was this stunning Yellow-throated Warbler seen in a mixed-species flock near Prairie View Cemetery.

Yellow-throated Warbler - 1 - 1

See linked observations.

For this count I went totally eBird! Here's the Trip Report, a new feature they introduced recently for summarizing checklists.

Here are the photos on Flickr.

Posted by mikaelb mikaelb, 21 December, 2021 17:23

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 08:37 AM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

Couch's Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 08:37 AM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 08:39 AM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 08:50 AM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 10:04 AM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

Grey Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 10:14 AM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 10:31 AM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 10:46 AM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 12:02 PM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 12:03 PM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 01:10 PM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 01:22 PM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 02:01 PM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Our bird of the day, this stunning Yellow-throated Warbler, was found in a large mixed-species foraging flock in a neighborhood by the Prairie View Cemetery. We will need to bird this area more in the future!

Photos / Sounds

What

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 20, 2021 02:02 PM CST

Description

Taken during the Port Aransas Christmas Bird Count in the Aransas Pass area with Aaron Evans.

Comments

What a fabulous capture of the Yellow-throated Warbler!

Posted by sawwhet about 1 year ago (Flag)

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