ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

We spent the day birding at Padre Birding Center..

Jerry as a Monarch butterfly ...:-)

We walked most of the walkways today for hours..

Black headed stilt..

Osprey..

Lots of fish too....

Mottled ducks..

Another view..

Ibis and a nice variety..

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Alligator warning signs all over the area...

Looking back, this is a very nice birding area..

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One of the blinds for viewing ahead..

Another cool blind for bird viewing...

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Lots of White Ibis and one Little Blue Heron...

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Great Blue Heron..

We rested a bit at this one...:-)

We spotted this big boy in the distance..:-)

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One more before moving on..so cool to see..:-)

Back to the car..we saw one more heron...:-)

Last one, we had a great time...:-)


We finally had a beautiful, sunny day to go out for more birding. The weather has been horrible for the last week. A huge cold front moved in with rain and freezing temperatures and strong winds too.

It felt great to get out and do some more birding at the Padre Island Birding Center. We had hopes of seeing some of the Monarch butterflies migrating through too, but most of them had moved on to Mexico. We took advantage of the sun and walked down all the boardwalks to the bird blinds and spent hours visiting.

We saw all the common birds for the area and some special ones too. The permanent residents are Brown Pelican, White Ibis, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Red-winged Blackbirds, Roseate Spoonbill, Reddish Egret, Clapper Rail, Willet, Mottled Duck, Common Gallinule, Black-necked Stilt, and we even saw a huge alligator. :-) We also spotted a White Faced Ibis, a new bird for my list. I am adding pictures of the best shots I could get, some of the birds were quite a distance away. It was another awesome day spent on Padre Island, check back later for more.

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