|San Antonio, TX|
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Notes & Observations
5/21/22 – I technically first saw or heard this bird on a group trip to Mitchell Lake in July 2021 but consider my own ‘discovery’ of this bird to be the following month when I found it at Pearsall Park on my own. I got a really great look and ID of it, and even got a recording of its ‘crying puppy’ call. I hadn’t seen this bird since last year and when I led my first bird walk this past weekend, it made a grand appearance to everyone’s delight.
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the second annual Los Angeles Bird Fest. The free event was put on by the Western National Parks Association with participation by the National Audubon Society, International Bird Rescue, Heal the Bay, California Wildlife Center, and other vendors and organizations. The event kicked off at 9AM with bird walks being led by San Fernando Valley Audubon volunteers. The first bird walk of the morning was led in two different groups that explored around the nearby King Gillette Ranch.