June Bird Walk along the San Marcos River

   Colton Robbins led the June 3rd bird walk along the river.  Water always draws the most birds and the turn-put of birders at an even dozen was respectable also. With more than six years of birding
At City Park on the San Marcos River
walks we've accumulated quite the history of birds seen in the San Marcos area. We visit all five of the natural areas, Spring Lake and the San Marcos River are popular, and a few hidden gems with access only to guided groups.
   All experience levels are welcomed on the walks that are sponsored by the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance and conducted by Stephen Ramirez and Colton Robbins with an occasional guest birder adding their expertise.
  The monthly walks are announced a couple days prior to the first Saturday of each month depending on probability of best sightings.  Contact Stephen@birdsIview.org to be included in the eMail notification or check the Facebook page; San Marcos Bird Walk, for location and time (usually day break).  Bird lists are found on the LOOP and at eBird for past walks.  --LJ

San Marcos River Walk, Hays, Texas, US
Jun 3, 2017 7:04 AM - 8:09 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments:     San Marcos monthly bird walk. 75 degrees, mostly cloudy, little to no wind.
27 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  1
Neotropic Cormorant  2
Green Heron  2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Inca Dove  2
White-winged Dove  45
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1

Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
So much too see in one place; woodpeckers, herons, flycatchers

Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  1
Blue Jay  3
Barn Swallow  1
Cliff Swallow  4
Carolina Wren  3
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  2
Northern Cardinal  3
Common Grackle  1
Great-tailed Grackle  20
House Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37354950