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  • Hooded Warbler

    Rare Bird Alert: August 18, 2016

    This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert. This update is as of 8/18/2016. Send interesting sightings, complete with species name, location, and contact information to Arman Moreno at Rarities found this week On the morning of 8/18, a LESSER NIGHTHAWK was observed flying around the parking lot of H-E-B in

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  • Glossy Ibis

    Rare Bird Alert: August 11, 2016

    Rarities found this week A GLOSSY IBIS was a great find off Witter Lane SE of Belton, Bell, on 8/7. No recent reports. A Group of eleven WOOD STORKS were photographed soaring over NE Travis County farmland on 8/7. The birds were reported as continuing in a NW direction and

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  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

    Naturalist’s Calendar By Bill Reiner

    Shady, moist, and relatively cool, the canyons near Austin have long provided a respite from the summer heat for people and wildlife alike. The Colorado River and major streams, such as Barton Creek and Bull Creek, have carved many of these canyons, especially along the Balcones Escarpment that arcs along Austin’s western

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