Frog Bayou WMA and Alma Sewage Treatment Facility 8/9/2009

Samantha and I went with Karen Holliday, Alan Mueller and his wife, and Dan Scheiman and Samantha Holsbach to Frog Bayou WMA near Dyer which is in turn near Alma.  There have been a large number of reports from this are recently and we wanted to check it out.  We met Jason Luscier and a friend whose name I didn’t catch.

Frog Bayou was rather slow today but looks like a place with a lot of potential.  In fact Jason, indicated that he had King Rails and Bitterns all over the place in April so we all felt like we needed to come back another dat.

After leaving the WMA, we swung by the nearby Alma Sewage Treatment Facility in hopes of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and boy were we rewarded! We saw 28 ducks among three families with kids of different ages.

Species seen or heard:

Frog Bayou WMA

  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
  • Canada Goose
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Northern Bobwhite
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Northern Harrier
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Mourning Dove
  • American Crow
  • Fish Crow
  • Purple Martin
  • Carolina Wren
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Field Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Dickcissel
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • American Goldfinch

Alma Sewage Treatment Facility

  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
  • Canada Goose
  • Great Egret
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Killdeer
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Tree Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Eastern Meadowlark

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