Texas 2003 Hill Country and Rio Grande photos
Click on the small picture to see a larger, more detailed version. I
toured Texas from El Paso to the Hill Country and Southern Rio Grande
valley. The tour portion of the trip was led by Mark Korducki and
organized by Jan Hansen (dba
Otus Asio Tours
firstname.lastname@example.org). Jan leads a variety of
trips, all of which I would recommend.
Jan Hansen organized and Mark Korducki led a trip to the Texas Hill
Country and Big Bend National Park areas in April 2004. The 2004
pixtures are now available.
Jan Hansen organized and, with Mark Korducki, led a trip to the
Texas coast and Southern Rio Grande areas in February 2001. Those
pixtures are also available.
Photographs taken during the Otus Asio Tour
Mark Korducki, Chapeno, April 23, 2003.
Acadian Flycatcher, Townsend's Solitaire, Golden-cheeked Warbler, and
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Lost Maples State Natural Area, April 20,
Lesser Goldfinch, Vermillion Flycatcher, Long-billed Thrasher, and
Zone-tailed Hawk. Neal's Lodge, Concan, April 20, 2003.
Mexican free-tailed Bats, Concan, April 20, 2003.
Black-capped and Grey Vireo, Kickapoo State Park, April 21, 2003.
Green Kingfisher male and female and Yellow-throated Warbler, Neuces
River and Neals Lodge, Concan, April 21, 2003.
Soft-shell Turtle, Laredo Community College and Bronzed Cowbird, St.
Ygnacio, April 22, 2003
Altimira Oriole, Muscovy Duck female, and Brown Jay. Chapeno, April 22
- 23, 2003.
Ringed Kingfisher female. Chapeno, April 23, 2003.
Long-billed Thrasher and Audubon's Oriole, Salineno and American White
Pelican, Edinburg Wetlands, April 23, 2003.
Groove-billed Ani and Fulvous Whistling Duck, Santa Ana National
Wildlife Refuge, April 24, 2003.
Clay-colored Robin and White-tailed and Mississippi Kites, Santa Ana
National Wildlife Refuge, April 24, 2003.
Rose-throated Becard female, Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, April
Least Grebe and Black-bellied Whistling Duck family, McAllen Sewage
Ponds, April 24, 2003.
Great Kiskadee at Anzalduas Park, Gray Hawk and Plain Chachalaca at
Bentson State Park, April 24, 2003.
Green Parakeet, San Benito Trailer Park, April 25, 2003.
Reddish Egret (white phase), Great blue Heron, and Clapper Rail,
Boardwalk at Convention Center, South Padre Island, April 25, 2003.
Snowy Plover, Wilson's Plover, Whimbrel, and Black Skimmer, various
beaches, South Padre Island, April 25, 2003.
Franklin's Gulls (with Royal and Sandwich Tern) and Great-tailed
Grackle, South Padre Island, April 25, 2003.
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Baltimore Oriole, Clay-colored Sparrow, and
Tennessee Warbler, South Padre Island, April 25, 2003.
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, El Canelo Ranch, April 26, 2003.
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Crested Caracara, El Canelo Ranch, April
Great Horned Owl, El Canelo Ranch; White-tailed Hawk, along highway
77; Hooded Oriole, El Canelo Ranch and along road, April 26, 2003.
Birds seen on the Otus Asio Tour, but photographed after the tour
Golden-cheeked Warbler, Friedrich Wilderness Park, San Antonio, April
Eastern Wood Peewee, Lost Maples State Natural Area, April 27 and
Squirrel, Laguna de Plata, Del Rio, April 28, 2003.
Painted and Indigo Bunting, Devil's River State Natural Area, Del Rio,
April 29, 2003.
Yellow-breasted Chat, Bell's Vireo, and Black-throated Sparrow,
Devil's River State Natural Area, Del Rio, April 29, 2003.
Preview of the Texas 2004 Hill Country and Big Bend tour
McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, May 1, 2003.
Montezuma Quail (3 pair were seen), Davis Mountains State Park, Fort
Davis, April 30 - May 2, 2003.
White-winged Dove and Black-headed Grosbeak male and female, Davis
Mountains State Park, Fort Davis, April 30 - May 1, 2003
Cassin's Kingbird, Summer Tanager, Acorn Woodpecker, and Scott's
Oriole, Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis, May 1 - 2, 2003
White-faced Ibis and Black-necked Stilt, Lake Balmorhea, April 18,