Ruddy Turnstone

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Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Origin: Northern Hemisphere (spends summers in Arctic climes, winters in the subtropics) Sighted at: St Johns County Ocean Pier, St Augustine, FL Another shot from my trip to St Augustine. I’ve seen (and shot) the Ruddy Turnstone more »

Boat-tailed Grackle

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Common Grackle (Quiscalus major) Origin: Southeastern United States coastlines Sighted at: St Johns County Ocean Pier, St Augustine, FL A new species of grackle that I’d never seen before! These coastal birds can be distinguished from their common cousins by their dark more »

Common Grackle

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Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) Origin: North America Sighted at: St Johns County Ocean Pier, St Augustine, FL Grackles are a very common sight here in Austin, but I was amazed and delighted to find them all over St Augustine, as well! This more »

Gopher Tortoise

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Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) Origin: Southeastern United States Sighted at: Anastasia State Park, St Augustine, FL While visiting St Augustine, my father and I went to the nearby state park on Anastasia Island! This park is known for its seaside view, its more »

Eastern Grey Squirrel

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Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) Origin: Eastern and Midwestern United States Sighted at: Flagler College, St Augustine, FL While staying in St Augustine, my family and I stayed at a lovely downtown rental property that was right next to historic Flagler College! more »

Brown Anole

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Brown Anole (Anole sagrei) Origin: Temperate North American climates Sighted at: Castillo de San Marcos, St Augustine, FL Last week, I went to St Augustine to celebrate the wedding of my sister, Kyle! No visit to St Augustine is complete with a more »

Zebra-tailed lizard

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Zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides) Origin: Southwestern United States and Mexico Sighted at: Pedernales Falls, Johnson City, TX I went back to Pedernales Fall this weekend and saw a ton of reptiles, including this Zebra-tailed lizard: one of a pair that I spotted fighting!! more »

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

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Scissor-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) Origin: North and Central America Sighted at: Canyon Lake, TX My local Audubon society reported that a brown booby – an ocean-faring bird – had been spotted at a lake about an hour and a half south of more »

Desert Cottontail

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Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) Origin: Western North America and Mexico Sighted at: The Domain, Austin, TX There’s wild bunnies in the woods near my new workplace!

Song Sparrow

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Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Origin: North America Sighted at: Doty Ranch, San Antonio, TX After visiting Lockhart State Park, I went to a wedding shower down in San Antonio for my sister Kyle and her betrothed, Patrick. The shower was at Patrick’s more »

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