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  • Travis Audubon – Youth Education Committee
    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 Youth Education Committee Chair vacant The Youth Education Committee sponsors the bi annual Youth Nature Camp provides Audubon Adventure Kits to elementary schools in Travis County explores alliances with other organizations which promote the Children in Nature Initiative and

    Original URL path: http://travisaudubon.org/education/youth-education-committee (2016-05-02)
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  • Travis Audubon – Field Trips
    Hill Country April 15 17 Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Walk Saturday April 16 7 30 a m to 11 a m Two hour Tuesday at Booty s Road Park led by Ray and Ginny Steelman Tuesday April 19 7 00 a m to 9 00 a m Super Tuesday at Palmetto State Park led by Terry Banks WAITLIST Tuesday April 26 5 45 a m to noon May Super Tuesday at Roy Guerrero Metropolitan Park led by Ken Zaslow Tuesday May 3 7 00 a m to 11 00 a m Beginner s Birdwalk at Lake Creek Saturday May 7 at 7 30 9 30 at Lake Creek Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Count May 14 7 00 am 11 30 am Camp Mabry Field Trip led by Dennis Palafox May 14th 7 30 10 30am Commons Ford Monthly Field Trip with Diane Sherrill May 15 9 a m noon Super Tuesday at Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park led by Deb and Lee Wallace Tuesday May 17 7 00 a m to 10 30 a m Hornsby Bend Montly Bird Walk May 21 7 30 am 11 00 am Two hour Tuesday at Big Webberville Park led by Ken Zaslow and

    Original URL path: http://travisaudubon.org/get-outdoors/field-trips (2016-05-02)
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  • Travis Audubon
    a pine cone bird feeder Picnicking welcome Trail snacks water and gatorade will be available Please bring your own water bottle that can be refilled on site Young Birders Club The Young Birder s Club is a series of field trips for birders age 14 years and younger led by award winning Travis Audubon Youth member Sebastian Casarez Trips are held the first Sunday of each month Find all our Young Birder s Club trips and other family friendly events here At least one parent or legal guardian must attend the event with her his registered child ren Young Birder s Club events are FREE to both Travis Audubon Youth and Family members and first time attendees Click here to join Celebrate Urban Birds Celebrate Urban Birds is a project started by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to engage diverse urban audiences with citizen science and local birds Travis Audubon partners with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department Capital Area Master Naturalists libraries and other local groups to educate the community about birds through nature walks crafts and more Hiking Club in association with Leander ISD Travis Audubon and Whitestone Elementary teamed up to present the Hiking Club an after school program for elementary school students interested in learning more about nature wildlife and environmental conservation The Hiking Club provides a rare chance for students from traditionally underserved populations especially English language learners and low income families to explore Travis Audubon s Baker Sanctuary through a series of guided hikes Youth Nature Camp Travis Audubon Society strives to connect youth with the natural world through focused study in an outdoor setting By giving kids the tools to interpret and enjoy native landscapes as well as its inhabitants the Youth Nature Camp motivates young people to forge an enduring

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  • Travis Audubon – Purple Martin Parties
    Watch for more information in mid June Purple Martins have a major roosting site in Austin originally at the Highland Mall and last year at Capital Plaza No one knows where they will roost every year stay tuned and check our website in June for the 2016 roost site Watch a hurricane of birds as hundreds of thousands of Purple Martins swirl into their roosting site at the Capital Plaza

    Original URL path: http://travisaudubon.org/purple-martin-parties (2016-05-02)
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  • Travis Audubon – Bird Counts and Surveys
    Count Click here for information about the 2015 2016 Christmas Bird Counts in the Austin area From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations For over one hundred years the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort

    Original URL path: http://travisaudubon.org/get-outdoors/bird-counts-and-surveys (2016-05-02)
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  • Travis Audubon – Bird-Friendly Habitats
    and space Native plants Birds are adapted to use these Bird Habitat Plants for Travis County Hummingbird Plants for Central Texas Caterpillar Food Plants for Central Texas during spring and summer many birds eat caterpillars and feed them to their young And beautiful butterflies are a great byproduct of planting caterpillar host plants Easy to Grow Native Wildflowers Native Plant Society of Texas Austin Chapter Member Favorites Understory plants such as American beautyberry Evergreen sumac White mistflower Carolina buckthorn Lindheimer silk tassel Agarita Texas persimmon Wafer ash Rough leaf dogwood Escape cover and places to raise young dense evergreen shrubs such as Mountain laurel Yaupon Cherry laurel Texas sage cenizo Wax myrtle trees native bunch grasses or a nest box See our Adult Classes page for information about our annual nestbox workshop on October 9 This one s for kids too Native grasses leave the seed heads on through the winter Native berrying plants American Beautyberry the sumacs pigeonberry coralberry native lantana Nectar producing plants such as Red buckeye Mexican buckeye Turk s cap Fall obedient plant Salvias Flame acanthus Shelter leave dead trees standing if they don t endanger life or property Safe clean reliable water source for bathing

    Original URL path: http://travisaudubon.org/conservation/urban-habitat-committee/bird-friendly-habitats (2016-05-02)
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  • Travis Audubon – Local Birding Links
    Online Store Contact Us CALENDAR Local Birding Links Popular Birding Sites in Austin Click here to find information on locations hours phone numbers and websites of the best birding sites in Austin Central Texas Birding Central Texas Birding is the most comprehensive listing of birding locations in our area This site is a collaborative effort between members of Travis Audubon and Williamson Audubon and it provides links maps eBird data and photos for a growing list of birding locations Bird Sightings TAS Recent Bird Sightings and Field Trip Reports Hornsby Bend Recent Bird Sightings eBird Travis County Resources Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory If you only have one day to bird in Travis County go to Hornsby Bend Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge Texas Parks and Wildlife Guide to Austin area Birding Sites Austin Nature Preserves System Austin Parks Foundation Regional Resources Bird Checklists of Texas Houston Audubon Sanctuaries includes High Island San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance World Birding Center Rio Grande Valley Texas Parks Wildlife State Parks Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Birding Organizations Bastrop County Audubon Society Central Texas Audubon Society Houston Audubon National Audubon Society San Antonio Audubon Society State of the Birds Texas Ornithological Society Travis Audubon Society Twin

    Original URL path: http://travisaudubon.org/local-birding-links (2016-05-02)
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  • Travis Audubon – Rare Bird Alert
    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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