San Ygnacio

Zapata, Texas

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White-collared Seedeater has been reported consistently at San Ygnacio for more than 15 years, making this the only reliable U.S. site. Usually in a flock of a few to 25 birds, they frequent weedy patches almost anywhere in town. However, all the area is private property, so it is essential that birders respect property rights. Key birds: Neotropic Cormorant, Harris’s Hawk, Crested Caracara, Scaled Quail, Greater Roadrunner, Groove-billed Ani, Pauraque, Ringed Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay, Chihuahuan Raven, Verdin, Cactus Wren, Long-billed Thrasher, Curve-billed Thrasher, Pyrrhuloxia, White-collared Seedeater, and Altamira Oriole are present year-round. Red-billed Pigeon; Lesser Nighthawk; Ashthroated, Brown-crested, and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers; Painted Bunting; and Hooded Oriole can be found in summer. Black Phoebe and Vermilion Flycatcher occur in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.
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Birding Texas

by Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger (Falcon Guides)

White-collared Seedeater has been reported consistently at San Ygnacio for more than 15 years, making this the only reliable U.S. site. Usually in a flock of a few to 25 birds, they frequent weedy patches almost anywhere in town. However, all the area is private property, so it is essential that birders respect property rights.

Key birds: Neotropic Cormorant, Harris’s Hawk, Crested Caracara, Scaled Quail, Greater Roadrunner, Groove-billed Ani, Pauraque, Ringed Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay, Chihuahuan Raven, Verdin, Cactus Wren, Long-billed Thrasher, Curve-billed Thrasher, Pyrrhuloxia, White-collared Seedeater, and Altamira Oriole are present year-round. Red-billed Pigeon; Lesser Nighthawk; Ashthroated, Brown-crested, and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers; Painted Bunting; and Hooded Oriole can be found in summer. Black Phoebe and Vermilion Flycatcher occur in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

©  Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Zapata
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best Seedeaters occur year-round; other Texas specialties can best be found from mid-March to mid-May
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to San Ygnacio

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