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    #ABArare – Collared Plover – Texas

    It takes a very good bird to bring me out of retirement to write an #ABArare post, and the Collared Plover found by Dan Jones in Hargill, TX on Aug 2 is just such a bird. Collared Plover has a range that extends from South America to Mexico. It’s a Code 5 species with only one previous record from the ABA Area, a bird that was seen May 9-12, 1992 in Uvalde, TX.

    Collared Plover at Hargill, TX on Aug 2, 2014. Photo by Dan Jones.

    Collared Plover at Hargill, TX on Aug 2, 2014. Photo by Dan Jones.

    Jones found the Plover at the playa located on the southeast side of the intersection of First Street and Lincoln Avenue (map here). He wrote that it was “on 1st towards the east end” of the playa. Hargill is located northeast of Edinburg and west of Raymondville. From the McAllen/Pharr area, take I-69C/US 281 north to 490 east. This road will take you to Hargill.

    Other birders quickly followed up on the sighting and are reporting that the bird is still present as of the afternoon of August 2nd.

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    John Puschock

    John Puschock reports ABA rare bird alerts and manages #ABArare for the American Birding Association. John is a frequent participant in rare bird forums around the web and has knack for gathering details necessary to relocate birds. He has been a birder since 1984 and now leads tours for Bird Treks, as well as for his own company Zugunruhe Birding Tours. He has led tours to locations across North America, from Newfoundland to New Mexico and from Costa Rica to Alaska. He specializes in leading tours to Adak in the Aleutian Islands.

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    • Devin Bosler

      Goes to show how under-birded the LRGV of s. TX is during the summer months! Can’t imagine how many other firsts and seconds are out there. Thanks, Dan!

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