April 21, 2017
West Texas Avian Research Cam Site Update
A note from cam host Kelly Bryan: "Keep in mind that spring migration in west Texas is not very dynamic. Broad-tails, Black-chins and Magnificents are currently making regular visits to the feeder. However, keep an eye out for anything else that might appear. Be sure to capture a screen shot if you spot something rare. Once fall migration arrives for these creatures, in early July, then the action will pick up considerably as well as species diversity.
Songbird sounds that can be heard now include Black-headed Grosbeak, Spotted Towhee, Acorn Woodpecker, Black-crested Titmouse, Hutton's Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Say's Phoebe, Canyon Wren and others but keep an ear open for an occasional Grace's Warbler and Painted Redstart singing near the cam. Night sounds will include Western Screech-Owl, Common Poorwill and Mexican Whip-poor-will."