Latest Posts

  • Tufted Titmouse, Enola Wagner

    Rare Bird Alert: February 23, 2017

    This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert and has been updated through 2/23/2017. To report rare or unusual bird sightings in the Austin area, provide recent sighting updates, or inquire about location details on birds listed below, please send an email to If submitting a bird sighting, please

    Continue reading
  • Fun Adventures in Chiapas By Chuck Sexton

    Through the generosity of Brock Huffmann and Chiapas Birding Adventures, I was one of the recipients of a trip to Chiapas, Mexico, from last fall’s Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon. Mary Kay and I scheduled our trip to Chiapas for the second week of January in the hopes of encountering

    Continue reading
  • Osprey, Brian Kushner

    Bird of the Week: Osprey

    Osprey With a wingspan of nearly six feet, the Osprey is one of our largest birds of prey, as well as the only raptor that can dive into water. Ospreys hunt from the sky, soaring or circling over bodies of water before diving for fish at high speed. These remarkable

    Continue reading
  • Storm Damage Closes Hornsby Bend

    Yesterday’s storm that swept through Austin knocked out power to the Hornsby Bend Plant and the Administration building and did extensive damage across the site. Pond roads are blocked by trees and debris. Platt Lane is closed as many power poles are down. Hornsby Bend WILL BE CLOSED TO THE

    Continue reading