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  • Bird of the Week: Hooded Merganser

    The Hooded Merganser is another entry in the Bird Name Hall of Shame, where can be found such inaptly-named birds as the Orange-crowned Warbler, the Red-bellied Woodpecker, and the American Black Duck. What the “Hooded” Merganser does have is a beautiful and conspicuous crest, which it can raise to extravagant

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  • Birding Caddo Lake in East Texas, March 2020

    Reposted from Virginia Rose’s Birdability Blog Greetings March birders! Travis Audubon has its annual Birdathon each April. This year Terry Banks and Celeste Treadway and I decided to lead a Birdathon trip to Caddo Lake State Park in East Texas on the Louisiana border. (Note: Birdathon 2020 has been rescheduled

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  • Rare Bird Alert: Mar. 15-22

    This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 3/15/2020 through 3/22/2020. 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 justin.bosler@gmail.com. If submitting a bird sighting, please include species name, location details,

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  • Bird of the Week: Hutton’s Vireo

    What are we to make of the mysterious Hutton’s Vireo? This small, undistinguished bird does not even appear in my 2014 printing of the Sibley Guide to Birds of the Eastern United States. Its preferred habitat is a mixed woodland with conifers and evergreen oaks–sounds pretty much like western Travis

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