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  • Rare Bird Alert: June 23 – July 7

    This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert. Last update on 7/7/20.  Send interesting sightings, complete with species name, location, and contact information to Vincent O’Brien at vincentobrienbirds@gmail.com.   A small group of CANADA GOOSE continue to be reported from a Shallowford Road pond, Bell, 7/3. An EARED GREBE was

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  • A Bird Keeper’s Guide to Raising Backyard Chickens

    By Chris Lesley For most people, unless they’re farmers, raising chickens is unlike any other animal keeping project they’ve ever undertaken, and the learning curve can be much steeper than anticipated. Luckily, those who have kept birds before, even parakeets, have a leg up over people whose entire definition of

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  • Admiring the Warblers

    By Terry Banks We were all disappointed when our Birdathons had to be postponed because of COVID-19.  We all understood, of course, and Travis Audubon took prompt action to keep us safe from the virus. One of the Birdathons that I was scheduled to attend was Celeste Treadway’s at her lovely home. There her

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  • The Lost Birds

    By David Cook What do the following birds have in common? heron kingfisher lark magpie pelican raven starling stork thrush wren For children, these birds are all now lost from the language of the natural world via a linguistic hit job by Oxford University Press. Each was “made extinct”, becoming

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