South Padre Warblers on Parade

Alex LamoreauxBirding, Migration, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Sandwiched between the rush of spring-breakers in March and the arrival of beach-goers in June, there is another invasion of visitors to South Padre Island during the end of April and beginning of May. They may be much more discrete than rowdy, drunken college kids but dress just as gaudy and they don’t crowd the beaches with 4X4’s and umbrellas like … Read More

Close encounters of the feathered kind

Tiffany KerstenBird Sightings, BirdingLeave a Comment

Late last week brought the first spring fallout of warblers to South Padre Island. Trans-gulf migrants, or birds that cut straight across the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula, find themselves exhausted upon reaching land. If the winds are right (right being a rather awful term, because although great for birding, it is awful for the birds as many … Read More

A Year in the Yard

Corey HusicGeneral News and Info1 Comment

Back in January 2011, I decided I would spend the next year trying to find as many birds as possible on my property during the year. During the previous year I had recorded 149 species, annoying close to the 150 mark. To find 150 species in my yard during the year would be a tremendous feat, considering I don’t live … Read More

Shawnee State Park weekend warblers

Drew WeberBirding, Photography1 Comment

It’s no surprise that we have been getting a lot of warblers moving through. With migration in full swing I have attempted to photograph some of the warblers that I have been seeing now that we have a lens for our camera that zooms up to 300mm. Justine and I spent the weekend camping at Shawnee State Park and there … Read More