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== Local Birds ==
== Rare or Unusual Birds ==
== SAAS activities and people ==


Rare or Unusual Birds

Swainson's Warbler photo collage, taken on May 6, 2007 by Martin Reid at Avenue A where the bird was found by Sheridan Coffey.
Glaucous Gull at rest, December 30, 2005 at Braunig Lake, taken by Dodge Engleman
Glaucous Gull, found by Mike Creese at Calaveras Lake, December 26, 2005; photo by Willie Sekula
bittern American Bittern photographed by Ron Hillstrom at Mitchell Lake, December 2005
Anna's Hummingbird visiting Leslie Linehan's feeder in Spring Branch, November 2005
Red Phalarope at Mitchell Lake, October 10, 2005, found by Bob Doe; photo by Martin Reid
Three photos of Buff-bellied Hummingbirds, reported and photographed by Tim and Carla Stone in San Antonio, June 26, 2005
Leucistic American Goldfinch feeding in the backyard of Dr. Ben Plummer in San Antonio, January 28, 2005
This Varied Thrush male was discovered by Mike Creese at Avenue A in Brackenridge Park on November 8, 2004. Martin Reid graciously gave permission to use this photo and has a couple more here. Great bird for our area and many have already flocked to see it.
Red-necked Phalarope at Mitchell Lake, September 19 through 21, 2004. Photo by Bob Doe
Three photos of an immature female Red Crossbill from Kingsbury, Texas (a small town west of Seguin, in the Bastrop area) that was found on May 31, 2004 and brought to San Antonio for care on June 1. The bird was in heavy molt and had just two primaries on one wing and none on its other. Photos by Greg Lisciandro 1, 2, 3
This longspur female, found by Bob Doe on Mechler Road in southwest Bexar County, created quite a stir as to the correct ID. It was a Smith's at first but later identified as a Chestnut-collared. It was an interesting and educational time for birders. Photo by Willie Sekula, April 3, 2004
This Greater Pewee visited Avenue A in Brackenridge Park from late December 2003 into January 2004, as did many local and out-of-town birders to get a glimpse of it. Photo by Willie Sekula
Grackle with unusual white feathers on the tail. October 16, 2003 in the yard of Dr. Ben Plummer, San Antonio
On the morning of Monday, June 17th, 2001, a Pacific Loon  was found in a parking lot in central to west-central Bexar County and brought into a veterinary hospital.  Thanks to Doc Greg Lisciandro or bringing it to our attention. The bird was later transferred to Tim Ajax at Wildlife Rehab & Rescue in Boerne, Texas. The bird was determined to be in good health and was released in Boerne City Lake on the afternoon of June 18th. These photos were taken by Tim Ajax and used here with his permission.  Two more photos: here and here.
Green Violet-ear at the Jasek residence on Old Wiederstien Rd, Guadalupe County, TX. Photo by Keith Bartels. May 9, 2001. Another photo here
Magificent Frigatebird in front of the smoke stack at Calaveras Lake. This and other pelagic birds were found on Sat. 9/12/98 blown in by Tropical Storm Frances. The white breast and brownish head make this a sub-adult female. More photos of the bird: 3, 4, 5.
Fulvous Whistling Ducks. Rare in Bexar County. Photo taken at Mitchell Lake on June 19, 1998 by Keith Bartels
Mystery young nightjar. Photo taken June 16, 1998 in western San Antonio, TX. Can you ID this bird? Five different photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Send your ID here.
Green Jay
Green Jay that appeared at a feeder in NW San Antonio on April, 23, 1998. Angela Bartels
Baird's Sandpiper, Mitchell Lake, 9/11/1991, Photo by Willie Sekula.
Baird's Sparrow, Mitchell Lake, 4/29/92, Photo by Willie Sekula.
Broad-billed Hummingbird, Northern Bexar County, 10/9/1997, Photo by Willie Sekula.
Black Scoter, Mitchell Lake, 12/20/1995, Photo by Willie Sekula.
California Gull, BFI Landfill (Bexar County), 12/7/1996 Photo by Willie Sekula.
Collared Plover, Uvalde Fish Hatchery, 5/11/1992. Photo by Willie Sekula.
Mew Gull, Calaveras Lake (Bexar County), 1/3/1992, Photo by Willie Sekula.
Red-necked Phalarope, Mitchell Lake, 5/19/1990, Photo by Willie Sekula.
Ruff, Mitchell Lake, 11/1987, Photo by Willie Sekula.
Franklin's Gull, Calaveras Lake (Bexar County), 4/5/96, Photo by Willie Sekula.
Hudsonian Godwit, Mitchell Lake, 4, 4/27/1990, Photo by Willie Sekula.
Marbled Godwit, Mitchell Lake, 4/25/1992, Photo by Willie Sekula.
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White-rumped Sandpiper (in deep), Mitchell Lake, 5/29/1990, Photo by Willie Sekula.
Rufous-capped Warbler originally discovered on the Comstock Christmas Bird Count. This photo of the bird was taken 1/25/98 by Willie Sekula. Bird near Seminole Canyon on Lake Amistad in Val Verde County, Texas. 
Immature Audubon's Oriole from Choke Canyon State Park 12/31/97. This plumage is not described in most North American Field Guides.
Oldsquaw. Bird found by Willie Sekula at Mitchell Lake on Nov. 22, 1997. Photos by Keith Bartels. 
Aztec Thrush on North Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Texas. May 19th, 1996. Photo by Willie Sekula. 
California Gull at Corpus Christi Dump. Feb. 14th, 1997. Photo by Willie Sekula. 
Green-breasted Mango at the home of Vicki and Joel Simon, Corpus Christi, TX. Photo taken on Nov. 8, 1997 at approximately 10:00 AM. Bird was photographed through a tinted window, hence the relatively poor quality. Photo by Angela Bartels
Roseate Skimmer, Orthemis ferruginea. Thanks to Derek Hill for the identification of this dragonfly. Photo by Angela Bartels
Willet be a Curlew? 187 Kbyte Morphing AVI Video Clip. Or, for the same clip in Animated Gif (A little lower quality but only 98 Kbytes) format, click here
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