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  • Lights Out, Austin!

    By Christy Esmahan, TAS Board Member It’s fall! Or, well, it’s September, I should say, even if “fall” remains an elusive concept here in Central Texas. Nonetheless, we birders know that right about now, a very important and dangerous phase is occurring in the lives of millions of birds: fall

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  • Starling Confessions

    An Opinion Piece by David Cook I have an avian confession to make: over the past 3 months I have grown more fond of starlings. There, I said it. Even though I’m still a relatively new birder, I know what I’m supposed to think of starlings. Invasives, they don’t belong

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  • Rare Bird Alert: August 21 – September 3

    This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert. Last update on 9/3/20.  Send interesting sightings, complete with species name, location, and contact information to Vincent O’Brien at vincentobrienbirds@gmail.com. An adult light morph POMARINE JAEGER was photographed and observed by many at Granger Lake, Williamson, 9/1. The jaeger was seen patrolling the lake, with

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  • Rare Bird Alert: August 7 – 20

    This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert. Last update on 8/20/20. Send interesting sightings, complete with species name, location, and contact information to Vincent O’Brien at vincentobrienbirds@gmail.com.   A SAGE THRASHER was photographed and described from the old barn and restored prairie area at Commons Ford Park, Travis, 8/17.  

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