Friday, February 5, 2010

2/05 Louisiana Birding Day 15 Holley Beach and East

Paul and Fran Bauer and Lois and I traveled to the Lower Rio Grande Valley the end of January
to see many birds that I have never seen. We returned along the gulf though lower Louisiana.
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Day 15 2010-02-05: Louisiana - Holley Beach and to the East
A few of the birds seen below, complete set and larger sizes in gallery. Click here to view the gallery.
For location of birds click here for map.

After the enormous rain yesterday we headed south to the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. We were worried that there might be some flooded roads, didn't find any though and stopped at the Sabine NWR to walk the boardwalk. We then headed east along the shore and found some terns feeding at one of the bridges. Flying down the highway I spotted an Anhinga along the side. Quick stop and we got some photos. We then proceeded east and turned north where we found many birds in some flooded fields at Marina Rd and Hwy 82 Pecan Island Area. Many Ibis, Stilts and a huge flock of Fulvous Whistling-Ducks.

A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery.
Click thumb below for large version. • • • Hover thumb for names.
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge Double-crested Cormorant Loggerhead Shrike Blue-winged Teal Common Moorhen White-faced Ibis Red-tailed Hawk Roseate Spoonbill Loggerhead Shrike Neotropic Cormorant American Avocet Foster's Tern Forster's Tern Bonaparte's Gull Mottled Duck White-faced Ibis Snowy Egret Double-crested Cormorant Anhinga Anhinga Red-tailed Hawk Roseate Spoonbill Roseate Spoonbill Black-necked Stilt White-faced Ibis White-faced Ibis Savannah Sparrow Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Preview of Photos in gallery

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