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  • Travis Audubon – Claude’s River Survey: September 3, 2011
    the river I have included some photos of the larger patches If anyone has a explanation for this I would sure like to know what it is We got a few bird migrants today too Wilson s Warbler Yellow Warbler Louisiana Waterthrush and we also got an Empidonax flycatcher but the exact species is yet undetermined A few of the local species we got today include Pileated Woodpecker Green Kingfisher and Wood Ducks round out our list of 47 species We also got a Swainson s Hawk but it was undetermined if it was one of our summer residents or a migrant To go along with the good species list is a good list of participants Today we thank Pam Hohman Joan Bishop Peg Gavin Maggie Burnett Lee Charlton Duncan Charlton Eric Carpenter Ron Armbruster Bob West Dennis Breining John Barr Stuart Bailey and Earl Richards for their help today Click any image to view larger Photos by Claude Morris Number of species 44 plus 3 other taxa Wood Duck 6 Blue winged Teal 8 Neotropic Cormorant 3 Great Blue Heron 7 Great Egret 2 Snowy Egret 1 Little Blue Heron 1 Green Heron 9 Black Vulture 18 Turkey Vulture

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  • Travis Audubon – Claude’s River Survey: August 6, 2011
    looked They are getting plenty of water and very green while the native grasses on the edges of the river are brown and dormant I have included a couple of photos to help illustrate this effect Leading the list of our good bird sightings would have to be the Anhingas One spent some time soaring overhead and everyone got good looks in the morning sun Other species of interest were Barred Owl Green Kingfisher Greater Roadrunner Tricolored Heron and Orchard Orioles In all we had 48 species This is a really good list for us this time of year Today we thank Joan bishop Cora Shinaberry Roni Kendall Michael Portman Bob West and John Barr for braving the heat to paddle with us Click any image to view larger First four photos by Bob West Bottom row by Claude Morris Number of species 44 plus 3 other taxa Wood Duck 3 Double crested Cormorant 4 Anhinga 2 Great Blue Heron 6 Great Egret 5 Snowy Egret 5 Little Blue Heron 8 Tricolored Heron 1 Green Heron 32 Lots of juveniles Last month we had a big number too Yellow crowned Night Heron 1 Black Vulture 24 Turkey Vulture 18 Red

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  • Travis Audubon – Claude’s River Survey: July 2, 2011
    skirt on my boat and got several gallons in with me It was quite refreshing on such a hot day We even made some time to get in some birding Probably the biggest highlight was the Peregrine Falcon The bird circled overhead for several turns and gave everyone very good looks We also found a Ringed Kingfisher Swainson s Hawk Common Nighthawk and a Pileated Woodpecker to round out our 44 species day I also think the Green Herons must have fledged a batch of youngsters because there were lots of juveniles on the river today It was very warm and sunny but our crew managed it well Our crew today was Barbara Fleming Ruth Jansa Julie Bollman Joan Bishop Andy Balinsky John Barr and Stuart Bailey Thanks everyone for you help It was a fun day Click any image to view larger or click here to view Andy Balinsky s album from the trip Number of species 44 plus 3 other taxa Wood Duck 4 Mallard Domestic type 1 Double crested Cormorant 100 Great Blue Heron 3 Great Egret 5 Snowy Egret 3 Little Blue Heron 4 Green Heron 32 Black Vulture 18 Turkey Vulture 23 Red shouldered Hawk

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  • Travis Audubon – Claude’s River Survey: June 4, 2011
    before moving off Additionally we were able to put two species on the survey list that we had never had before Eurasian Collared Doves and Chuck will s widow were both found Here is an oddity We had a Gadwall swimming in the river just upstream from Bastrop We had one more species that deserves special mention A Tricolored Heron was found a little way up Piney Creek And I almost forgot we heard a Pileated Woodpecker Our species total for the day was 39 Speaking of oddities we had no Spotted Sandpipers There was a huge volume of water in the river and my guess is that all the preferred spots were under water just my guess Seven people need be to thanked today Four newcomers include Linda Williams Ruth Jansa Judy Kanas and Glen Coleman Three other regulars were Pam Hohman Stuart Bailey and John Barr Thanks to all for you help It was a great morning and glad we were off before it got too hot Photo of horses are by Pam Hohman Click any image to view larger Number of species 38 Wood Duck 6 Gadwall 1 Great Blue Heron 3 Great Egret 2 Little Blue

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  • Travis Audubon – Claude’s River Survey: May 7, 2011
    Happening Sometimes the rewards of being a nature observer are worth all the hours spend in the field Today s nature observation is about Gar and not birds Yep those thin long ugly creatures with the long noses and scary teeth We found some spawning in a shallow riffle Check out the photos of the Gar by Andy Balinsky Oh we had some good birds too We had Bald Eagle We had Pileated Woodpecker We had Anhinga Blue Grosbeak Yellow crowned Night Heron and Northern Waterthrush to round out a collection of 54 species We missed the Prothonotary Warbler and Dickcissel There is a huge list of participants that need to be thanked This was the largest group we have ever had on a survey Kudos go to Emily Roan Sarah Farwell Julie Bollman Joan Bishop Pam Hohman Julia Heskett Julia Balinsky Tracy Novinger Peg Gavin Ron Armbruster Glen Novinger Andy Balinsky Hemant Kularni Bob West Chris Masey John Barr and Stuart Bailey There were also some water skiers that kept zooming through us Sure was glad to get past them Photos of the Red Damselfly Snake and Mayfly are Pam Holman s Click the images below to view larger Number of species 52 Wood Duck 14 Blue winged Teal 22 Double crested Cormorant 3 Anhinga 1 Great Blue Heron 2 Great Egret 1 Snowy Egret 5 Little Blue Heron 3 Cattle Egret 26 Green Heron 6 Yellow crowned Night Heron 1 Black Vulture 18 Turkey Vulture 12 Bald Eagle 2 Red shouldered Hawk 5 Swainson s Hawk 1 Red tailed Hawk 2 Crested Caracara 8 Spotted Sandpiper 18 Mourning Dove 8 Yellow billed Cuckoo 3 hummingbird sp 2 Red bellied Woodpecker 4 Downy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Eastern Phoebe 4 Great Crested Flycatcher 4 Eastern Kingbird 26 Scissor

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  • Travis Audubon – Bird Question Archives
    Woods Citizen Science Partners Garden For Birds Resources GET INVOLVED Membership Support Birds Business Jobs Volunteer Travis Audubon Online Store Contact Us CALENDAR Click here to ask your Central Texas bird or conservation related question BIRD IDENTIFICATION Yellow Bird at Thistle Feeder December 10 2011 Bats or Birds October 12 2011 BIRDING QUESTIONS Recommended Field Guide January 5 2012 HABITS AND HABITATS Stopping Birds from Nesting July 9 2012 Hummingbirds

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  • Travis Audubon – Commons Ford
    seen yesterday were associated with the prairie in some fashion giving the first strong indication of the impact of the restoration We will continue to monitor throughout the winter but this is the kind of information that needs to be broadcast throughout the community as it is strong evidence in support of prairie restoration efforts 5 Austin Parks Foundation New Donation Tools We are working with Austin Parks Foundation to develop new and easy to use donation tools which will be accessible from a number of sites and even on the fly at the park Stay tuned for more details If you are interested in making a donation right now in support of this important and ongoing project please click on the following link Donate Thank you for your continuing support and interest Remember that membership in the organization is free Please spread the word about the organization and let people know that all they have to do to join is to send us an email Ed Fair Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization www commonsfordpro blogspot com commonsfordpro gmail com Commons Ford Update July 2012 Part 2 i Jul 17th w No Comments x by admin Hello again Although we just sent our summer update we wanted to follow up with some additional exciting information 1 Photo Database We have a new Flickr page for the Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Project You can access the page at www flickr com photos commonsfordpro If you are interested in viewing a chronological history of the project including photos of the prairie taken before the restoration efforts began we would suggest viewing slideshows of the sets in the order that the sets are listed on the right side of the main page A couple of points about the page Please note that we are getting started by uploading some of the more identifiable species We will continue to add to the database over time with additional photos of specific grasses and wildflowers Photographers who visit the prairie can help us develop the database by sending us your photos for use on the page Of course you retain all rights in the photos including the right to make any other use of them and we will take them down at any point at your request While we do not expect to create an exhaustive database and while there will certainly be some errors we do believe that the database can serve an important informational and educational purpose For example teachers could use the database to help students identify species they may see on a field trip to the prairie Additionally the page can serve as a photo journal chronicling the history of the project Finally this will allow those who may not readily be able to visit the prairie the opportunity to experience the progress 2 Rain We have had over 8 of rain on the prairie since last Monday This is phenomenal We are looking forward to seeing the impact from all the rain in the coming weeks and months Upland Sandpipers are the next on the target list 3 Birds While we mentioned the increase in Mourning Doves in our summer update a receipt visit to the park turning up 120 Mourning Doves This is over FOUR TIMES the number of this species reported on any visit to the park since 2001 Painted Bunting and Lesser Goldfinch numbers are also hovering at record highs 4 Meeting and Mixer Look for details soon about a September meeting mixer and prairie walk at the park We hope you can join us Thanks again for your continuing support Ed Fair Return to the Commons Ford Page Commons Ford Update July 2012 i Jul 17th w No Comments x by admin Hello friends Much happening at Commons Ford since our last update 1 General Prairie Status Since planting at the end of February followed by a decent amount of rain we are seeing a very good initial growth response in the native vegetation If you have not been to the park lately you should check it out for yourself Many of the wildflowers are blooming and the early grasses are coming in as well You can see the six foot plus Common Sunflower growing throughout the prairie along with Bush Sunflower Indian Blanket Mexican Hat Coreopsis and Black eyed Susan just to name a few Green Sprangletop Side oats Grama and several species of bristlegrass are also easily visible Scores of giant stalks of Maxmillian Sunflower are also spread throughout the prairie and are beginning to bloom This species should begin to really show over the next few weeks 2 Native American Seed Presentation We were fortunate to have George Cates from Native American Seed www seedsource com give two presentations in June one for Austin Parks and Recreation staff and one for Commons Ford PRO members and the general public The focus of his presentations was on how to maintain the prairie now that the seeds are sprouting Over 50 people attending the general presentation at the Westbank Library Dane Anderson and Westlake Picayune continue to be very supportive of this project You can read the latest story here http westlakepicayune com 2012 06 12 going native 3 Vegetation Surveys We conducted spring vegetation surveys on the prairie in early June with 12 committed volunteers assisting The weather was hot and not conducive to crawling around on all fours We want to thank all of our volunteers for their continuous devotion of time and effort to the project Our great intern Andrea Julian is compiling the data We should be able to provide some details soon This surveys along with the bird surveys are essential in that they help examine the specific impact of the restoration effort Please think about volunteering in the future when we send out the call 4 Bird Species Impact Although we are very early in the restoration process we can see an immediate impact on bird species and other wildlife

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  • Travis Audubon – YellowHeadedBlackbird
    Trips Birdwatching Basics Birds of Central Texas CONSERVATION Sanctuaries Baker Sanctuary Chaetura Canyon Blair Woods Citizen Science Partners Garden For Birds Resources GET INVOLVED Membership Support Birds Business Jobs Volunteer Travis Audubon Online Store Contact Us CALENDAR The Blog YellowHeadedBlackbird

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