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  • February Bird Forecast

    Male American Kestrel shows off its dark facial stripes. Photo by Jeff Osborne What to watch for in February: Small Falcons and the Great Backyard Bird Count By Jane Tillman for KXAN February is a good month to look for small falcons, ranging in size from 9 to 10 inches.

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  • Bird of the Week: Golden-Crowned Kinglet

    Golden-Crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa  By James Giroux Most Texas birders are familiar with our winter resident, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. But, there is another Kinglet that winters in Texas that is less-often seen: The Golden-crowned Kinglet. The two birds are very similar in coloring, except in the head area.The Golden-crowned sports

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  • Bird of the Week: Black-crowned Night Heron

    By Lindsey Hernandez Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Among the many egrets and herons spotted around Lady Bird Lake (or any body of water) this time of year, the squatty Black-crowned Night Heron will likely be there, hunched under the cover of leaves, neck scrunched into its body, faintly resembling

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  • Rare Delights of Winter

    By Jaya Ramanathan Winter brings us cold and dreary days, with a couple of freezes as well. Luckily, migrant birds join all-year residents to double our birding fun. Variation in what we observe, sustains our interest, which in turn has rewarded us with some rare sights over the years. I

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