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  • Rare Bird Alert: October 2 – 16

    This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert. Last update on 10/16/20.  Send interesting sightings, complete with species name, location, and contact information to Vincent O’Brien at vincentobrienbirds@gmail.com. A male CASSIN’S FINCH was photographed at a private residence in northwest Austin, Travis, 10/15. WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was noted from the dam

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  • Birdability Weeks Starts October 16th

    Starting October 16th, spend the week celebrating Birdability, Travis Audubon Board Member Virginia Rose’s initiative to get people of all abilities outside and enjoying birds (you can find her Birdability Blog here). ___________________________________________________________________ Here’s the lineup–click the links to learn more about each event (all times listed are CDT): ___________________________________________________________________

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  • Apps to Track Monarchs during the Journey South

    By Sahotra Sarkar, Victor Sanchez-Cordero, Ana Bruton Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico began appearing over the skies of central Texas over a week ago. The swarms seem fewer than last year but that may be because cold and stormy weather funneled the fliers over Austin last October unlike

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  • 2020 Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Celebration Honors Shelia Hargis

    By Heather Valey Travis Audubon honored Shelia Hargis at the Eleventh Annual Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Celebration this year. This much loved event is put on annually to honor a community member for their outstanding conservation contributions and to raise funds for Travis Audubon for the coming year. Historically, supporters

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