2020 Bird Gallery Updates: Part 1

Altamira Oriole - Icterus gularis
I made an impromptu visit to Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge on the South Texas Coast on Friday and spent the afternoon meeting birds, including my ‘first encounter’ with this oriole.

One benefit of taking a lengthy journey, such as my 2020 Texas Expedition, is collecting images of new bird species for my species galleries. If I’ve met the bird before, I can add the new images and show a new region to display on the integrated gallery maps showing where I’ve met all the subjects in the collection, or gallery. The “Birds I Have Known” album, for those who may not know, organizes the galleries by species. I’ve started filling in those galleries with images from the recent trip to Texas. Some of the bird images are new species in the collection, and I’ve added new galleries to the albums for their display.

I collected images of 155 species on the 2020 trip including birds from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. I feel that is too many to share in a single post, so I’ve resolved to share them in sets. This is the first in the series. Rather than attempting an album of galleries, I’ll be sharing links to the new, or updated galleries. I’m working from an alphabetical list, so my first set is of all the birds starting with “A”.

Click on any thumbnail below to bring up the associated species gallery.

Abert's Towhee - Melozone aberti
Abert’s Towhee
Altamira Oriole - Icterus gularis
Altamira Oriole
American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana
American Avocet
American Coot - Fulica americana
American Coot
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
American Crow
American Oystercatcher - Haematopus palliatus
American Oystercatcher
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
American Redstart
White Ibis - Eudocimus albus
American White Ibis
Ash-Throated Flycatcher - Myiarchus cinerascens
Ash-Throated Flycatcher