A solitary exotic bird, the Cattle Tyrant, was spotted this week in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas. Birders from all over the country rushed to the gulf coast of Texas to try to catch a glimpse of this yellow flycatcher far from its home in South America.
Since 2016, volunteers across the United States have participated in the Climate Watch survey to collect data about target species to help Audubon scientists better understand how birds are responding to climate change. This summer was my first opportunity to work with the Bexar Audubon Society to get involved and collect this crucial data about the Lesser Goldfinch.
If you are fortunate, you may spend your vacations discovering new birds, but if not, you must fit birdwatching into any free time available in your travel schedule. Here’s what we found casually birding in Greece.
We spent the weekend in South Padre Island, a small barrier island off the west coast of Texas. I decided to visit the Birding and Nature Center located on the southern end of the island and found a reported rare visitor, the “Mangrove Warbler.”
I arrived to Medina River Natural Area at 7:45 AM with my gear in tow. Once my setup was on, I slowly embarked down Rio Medina trail with attentive ears. My focus today was to record and capture as many clear bird sounds as I could.
This morning, I continued my weekend of visiting new birdwatching locations around town. Based on a recommendation from birders I met yesterday, I ventured over to Avenue A at Brackenridge Park. It’s a small road that follows the San Antonio River at Brackenridge.