On The Road: RGVBF-King Ranch Norias Division

This morning we travelled to the fabled King Ranch Norias Division, which is the second largest division of the whole ranch. And if you would put the whole ranch together it would be larger the Rhode Island. And if you’re at the RGVBF one of the main reasons you go to King Ranch is to see the Ferruginous Pygmy Owl. And boy did the group work har to try and locate this elusive bird. Our leader is in charge of all eco-tourism tours for the ranch. While as a grad student he worked on the ranch studying the birds on the ranch. He was approached by the ranch to head up the eco-tourism branch that the ranch offers.
It was a pretty successful day and when it was finally over myself and birding friend from Kentucky, Gene Dennis, drove over to Sabal Palm Birding Center. It was at Sabal Palm where I had a little more success.
Life Birds for today include
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Northern Beardless-tyrannulet
Bronzed Cowbird
Chihuahuan Raven
Gray Hawk
Buff-bellied Hummingbird

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