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  • Baker Sanctuary

    Baker Sanctuary News By Christopher Murray

    This season the annual 100-acre survey marked its sixth year of data collection since color-banding of territorial males was initiated in the spring of 2011. While 100-acre surveys of various intensities have occurred on the 100-acre plot since its inception in 1999, the presence of color-banded individuals has made data

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    Rare Bird Alert: October 20, 2016

    This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert and has been updated through 10/20/2016. 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

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  • NWF Habitat Stewards Day

    Travis Audubon Proudly Supports NWF Habitat Stewards Day, October 1, 2016

    The National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward Class of Fall 2016 had a class day at the Hornsby Center for Environmental Research on Saturday, October 1. First they went on a short field trip to look at birds in various habitats, on a walk co-led by Travis Audubon volunteers Cinda Crossley

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  • Eric Carpenter

    Frontier Birding with Eric Carpenter

    Eric Carpenter is well known in birding circles, previously setting the record for the most number of species seen in Texas during his Big Year in 2003. With 505 birds observed that year, he holds the distinction of being the first person to document over 500 species in the state.

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