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  • Travis Audubon – Rare Bird Alert: April 21, 2016
    on 4 19 This is located east of I 35 and north of E 6th Ave The bird has not been relocated A PIPING PLOVER was photographed at Belton Lake Temple Lake Park Bell on 4 17 The bird was banded with a yellow tag labeled F06 A different bird without bands was photographed at the same location on 4 21 Another 5 birds were photographed at Stillhouse Hollow Lake Dana Peak Park Bell on 4 20 A Piping Plover was also found at Hornsby Bend Travis on 4 21 in the drying basin adjacent to the NE corner of Pond 1W Later in the day a group of 4 Piping Plovers were photographed in a different basin bringing the total to 5 birds Five HUDSONIAN GODWITs were found off Shallow Ford Rd in Temple Bell on 4 17 A group of 15 were photographed circling over Pond 1 West at Hornsby Bend Travis on 4 17 10 more birds were flyovers off of Kellam Rd in SE Austin Travis on 4 21 Two LAUGHING GULLs were flyovers at Hornsby Bend Travis on 4 17 Two GREAT KISKADEEs were found at Walter E Long Decker Lake east of Austin Travis on 4 19 The birds were observed and photographed displaying courtship behavior The birds continued through 4 20 when they were observed building a nest Three HUTTON S VIREOs were found one photographed at Lone Man Overlook in Wimberley Hays on 4 14 A WOOD THRUSH was well described at Eastwoods Park on the University of Texas Campus in Austin Travis on 4 18 A BLUE WINGED WARBLER was photographed and recorded singing also at Eastwoods Park Travis on 4 19 A male CERULEAN WARBLER was photographed at Mills Pond in NW Austin Travis on 4 18 A SWAINSON S

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  • Travis Audubon – admin
    email to armanmorenobirds gmail com Arman Moreno Rare Bird Alert Compiler Travis Audubon Society To view our archive of previous RBA reports click here Rare Bird Alert March 24 2016 i Mar 24th w Comments Off on Rare Bird Alert March 24 2016 x by admin Broad tailed Hummingbird This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert This update is as of 3 24 2016 Send interesting sightings complete with species name location and contact information to Arman Moreno at armanmorenobirds gmail com Rarities found this week Another pair of HUTTON S VIREOs were observed this time along Post Rd in San Marcos Hays on 3 22 No further details at this time regarding whether these birds are publicly accessible and no further location details provided Continuing Birds from Previous Weeks A CLARK S GREBE continues through 3 17 at Friendship Park Granger Lake Williamson This appears to be a first Williamson County record and a potential first for the Austin Area A male BROAD TAILED HUMMINGBIRD was photographed at a private residence in Cedar Park Williamson on 3 8 and continues through 3 23 Two GREAT KISKADEEs continue on private property off of Dickerson Rd CO 107 south of Maxwell Caldwell on 3 20 PYRRHULOXIA numbers are still holding strong well into March A male was located at McKinney Falls State Park Austin Travis 3 17 along the Homestead Trail near the border of Onion Creek A high count of 4 birds were observed at the Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve no public access along Lake Austin Travis on 3 19 A male was observed in the Xeric Area of Platt Lane Austin Travis on 3 20 A female bird was photographed along Sayersville Rd Bastrop on 3 20 Two RUSTY BLACKBIRDs continue along Earhardt Rd Bastrop on 3 18 Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60 mile radius centered on the Capitol in downtown Austin Bird sightings mentioned here have been filtered and scrutinized by the compiler and are believed to be genuine When documentation or photographs were provided that is mentioned along with the other information about the bird s being seen For questions or updates about birds mentioned here or to report rare or unusual bird sightings in the Austin area please send an email to armanmorenobirds gmail com Arman Moreno Rare Bird Alert Compiler Travis Audubon Society To view our archive of previous RBA reports click here Rare Bird Alert March 17 2016 i Mar 17th w Comments Off on Rare Bird Alert March 17 2016 x by admin This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert This update is as of 3 17 2016 Send interesting sightings complete with species name location and contact information to Arman Moreno at armanmorenobirds gmail com Rarities found this week Two GREAT KISKADEEs were well described on private property off of Dickerson Rd CO 107 south of Maxwell Caldwell on 3 12 A single bird was observed the next day 3 13 Continuing Birds from Previous Weeks A CLARK S GREBE was photographed at Granger Lake Williamson on 3 5 The bird was spotted from the south overlook near the dam at the SE end of the lake It was spotted again a week later on 3 12 with no reports in between and continues through 3 16 This appears to be a first Williamson County record and a potential first for the Austin Area A male BROAD TAILED HUMMINGBIRD was photographed at a private residence in Cedar Park Williamson on 3 8 and continues through 3 16 HUTTON S VIREOs 2 were observed on private property near FM 2222 and City Park Road Austin Travis on 3 11 and a single bird was found at Reimer s Ranch Travis also on 3 11 At least another individual was observed again near Barton Creek Wilderness Preserve Travis on 3 13 while another continues at Warbler Woods Guadalupe on 3 14 A female RED NAPED SAPSUCKER was found at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin Travis on 2 28 and continues through 3 15 The bird has been frequenting the only Cottonwood Tree along the short utility trail that leads from the Smith s Visitor Center to the old horse barn ruins that are visible from the main park road After an absence of several weeks a HAMMOND S FLYCATCHER was re spotted on 3 15 at the San Gabriel Wildlife Management Area Williamson This is located along County Road 347 east of Hwy 95 north of Taylor Parking is along the road and you take a series of steps down to the river a popular fishing area The bird has been observed among the brush bordering the river The long staying GREAT KISKADEE continued at Berry Springs Park in Georgetown Williamson 3 15 A CURVE BILLED THRASHER was found and photographed at Pace Bend Park on Lake Travis Travis on 3 10 The bird was observed along the main trail system in the NE corner of the park There is a recently burned area which the bird seems to favor Positive reports continue through 3 12 After an invasion year in our area PYRRHULOXIA numbers seem to be dropping off Birds are still continuing at Reimer s Ranch Travis 3 12 near the main pavilion area and at Hornsby Bend 3 Austin Travis on 3 12 Two females and a male were observed along the River Trail between the main ponds and Platt Lane At least one RUSTY BLACKBIRD continues at Hornsby Bend Travis most recently photographed on 3 11 There have been a small number present all winter and seem to favor the swampy southern area of Pond 3 usually observed foraging low to the ground Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60 mile radius centered on the Capitol in downtown Austin Bird sightings mentioned here have been filtered and scrutinized by the compiler and are believed to be genuine When documentation or photographs were provided that is mentioned along with the other information

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  • Travis Audubon – Rare Bird Alert: April 14, 2016
    week A SWALLOW TAILED KITE was well described flyover just north of McKinney Roughs Nature Park Bastrop on 4 8 Two WHOOPING CRANES were photographed flying over Big Webberville Park Travis on 4 10 Two SNOWY PLOVERS were photographed on the first drying basin at Hornsby Bend Travis on 4 12 and continued through at least 4 13 A SANDERLING was photographed at Belton Lake Temple Lake Park Bell on 4 12 Continuing Birds from Previous Weeks A male BROAD TAILED HUMMINGBIRD was photographed at a private residence in Cedar Park Williamson on 3 8 and continues through 4 12 A BLACK PHOEBE continues at Barkley Meadows Travis on 4 9 A GREAT KISKADEE continues at Berry Springs Park Williamson last reported on 4 12 HUTTON S VIREOs continued at Barton Creek Wilderness Park Travis on 4 10 2 other birds were reported from Fisher Hollow Trail in Leander Travis on 4 10 Another bird was found at Balcones Canyonlands Preserve property off of FM 620 Travis on At least one PYRRHULOXIA continues in the Xeric Area of Platt Lane Austin Travis on 4 14 A male and female continue on Sayersville Rd Bastrop on 4 14 A BLACK HEADED

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  • Travis Audubon – Rare Bird Alert: April 7, 2016
    name location and contact information to Arman Moreno at armanmorenobirds gmail com Rarities found this week A BLACK BELLIED PLOVER was well described from Hornsby Bend Travis on 4 2 Attempts to remind it were unsuccessful A WORM EATING WARBLER was found near the extreme NE end of McKinney Falls SP Travis on 4 6 The observer noted the bird along the Flint Rock Loop just past the first boardwalk The bird was seen briefly but not refound Continuing Birds from Previous Weeks A male BROAD TAILED HUMMINGBIRD was photographed at a private residence in Cedar Park Williamson on 3 8 and continues through 4 5 A BLACK PHOEBE was found at the Luling Wastewater Treatment Plant Caldwell on 3 25 and continues through 4 5 last seen feeding over the far NE pond as visible from Willow Rd A GREAT KISKADEE continues at Berry Springs Park Williamson last reported on 4 4 At least one PYRRHULOXIA continues in the Xeric Area of Platt Lane Austin Travis on 4 5 2 more birds continue at Reimer s Ranch Travis on 4 7 A BLACK HEADED GROSBEAK continues at Warbler Woods Guadalupe on 4 4 Reports for the Austin area RBA

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  • Travis Audubon – Rare Bird Alert: March 31, 2016
    pond as visible from Willow Rd It made several appearances after disappearing for a bit A WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH was found along the San Gabriel River Williamson on 3 28 and continues through 3 31 The bird was heard near the intersection of CR 428 and CR 361 There s a bridge on 428 and the bird was vocalizing both downstream and upstream No visual reported yet The long staying bird at Max Starke Park in Sequin Guadalupe was re spotted on 3 26 A male WESTERN TANAGER was photographed on a feeder at a private residence in Garden Ridge Comal at 3 29 Continuing Birds from Previous Weeks A male BROAD TAILED HUMMINGBIRD was photographed at a private residence in Cedar Park Williamson on 3 8 and continues through 3 30 At least one GREAT KISKADEE continues on private property off of Dickerson Rd CO 107 south of Maxwell Caldwell on 3 26 Two birds have been present The long staying bird at Berry Springs Park Williamson continues through 3 28 At least one PYRRHULOXIA continues in the Xeric Area of Platt Lane Austin Travis on 3 28 Another bird was found at Circle Acres near Roy Guerrero Park

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  • Travis Audubon – Rare Bird Alert: March 24, 2016
    pair of HUTTON S VIREOs were observed this time along Post Rd in San Marcos Hays on 3 22 No further details at this time regarding whether these birds are publicly accessible and no further location details provided Continuing Birds from Previous Weeks A CLARK S GREBE continues through 3 17 at Friendship Park Granger Lake Williamson This appears to be a first Williamson County record and a potential first for the Austin Area A male BROAD TAILED HUMMINGBIRD was photographed at a private residence in Cedar Park Williamson on 3 8 and continues through 3 23 Two GREAT KISKADEEs continue on private property off of Dickerson Rd CO 107 south of Maxwell Caldwell on 3 20 PYRRHULOXIA numbers are still holding strong well into March A male was located at McKinney Falls State Park Austin Travis 3 17 along the Homestead Trail near the border of Onion Creek A high count of 4 birds were observed at the Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve no public access along Lake Austin Travis on 3 19 A male was observed in the Xeric Area of Platt Lane Austin Travis on 3 20 A female bird was photographed along Sayersville Rd Bastrop on 3

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  • Travis Audubon – Rare Bird Alert: March 17, 2016
    to be a first Williamson County record and a potential first for the Austin Area A male BROAD TAILED HUMMINGBIRD was photographed at a private residence in Cedar Park Williamson on 3 8 and continues through 3 16 HUTTON S VIREOs 2 were observed on private property near FM 2222 and City Park Road Austin Travis on 3 11 and a single bird was found at Reimer s Ranch Travis also on 3 11 At least another individual was observed again near Barton Creek Wilderness Preserve Travis on 3 13 while another continues at Warbler Woods Guadalupe on 3 14 A female RED NAPED SAPSUCKER was found at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin Travis on 2 28 and continues through 3 15 The bird has been frequenting the only Cottonwood Tree along the short utility trail that leads from the Smith s Visitor Center to the old horse barn ruins that are visible from the main park road After an absence of several weeks a HAMMOND S FLYCATCHER was re spotted on 3 15 at the San Gabriel Wildlife Management Area Williamson This is located along County Road 347 east of Hwy 95 north of Taylor Parking is along the road and you take a series of steps down to the river a popular fishing area The bird has been observed among the brush bordering the river The long staying GREAT KISKADEE continued at Berry Springs Park in Georgetown Williamson 3 15 A CURVE BILLED THRASHER was found and photographed at Pace Bend Park on Lake Travis Travis on 3 10 The bird was observed along the main trail system in the NE corner of the park There is a recently burned area which the bird seems to favor Positive reports continue through 3 12 After an invasion year

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  • Travis Audubon – Rare Bird Alert: March 10, 2016
    of Luling Gonzales on 3 3 Continuing Birds from Previous Weeks A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD continues at a private residence in New Braunfels Comal most recently photographed on 3 5 A female RED NAPED SAPSUCKER was found at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin Travis on 2 28 and continues through 3 7 The bird has been frequenting the only Cottonwood Tree along the short utility trail that leads from the Smith s Visitor Center to the old horse barn ruins that are visible from the main park road A BLACK PHOEBE continues at Barkley Meadows Travis 2 28 The bird has been present over 6 months now and is most often observed along Onion Creek near the Highway 71 overpass but has been seen along the creek all the way to the playground area The long staying GREAT KISKADEE continued at Berry Springs Park in Georgetown Williamson 3 6 After an invasion year in our area PYRRHULOXIA numbers seem to be dropping off Birds are still continuing at Reimer s Ranch Travis 3 5 most recently a male which was photographed on the Turkey Loop Trail Another male was photographed at Commons Ford Park Travis 3 5 along the western boundary of the park near the larger trees before heading down the the river At least one RUSTY BLACKBIRD continues at Hornsby Bend Travis most recently photographed on 3 6 There have been a small number present all winter and seem to favor the swampy southern area of Pond 3 usually observed foraging low to the ground Notable There s been an increase of CINNAMON TEAL reports in our area 4 birds were spotted along Witter Lane in Temple Bell on 3 3 and another 4 two males and two females were photographed in the swampy area of Pond 3

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