This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert and has been updated through 10/20/2016. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If submitting a bird sighting, please include species name, location details, and contact information.
Rarities Found This Week
Up to four LEAST GREBEs were found at a retention pond near the intersection of Parksville Way & Ambling Trl in Cedar Park, Williamson, on 10/18. While this species is somewhat easier to observe in the southern portion of the Circle, they are not so easy to find north of Austin.
Two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were photographed on Pond 2 at Hornsby Bend, Travis, on 10/18 and continued through 10/19. At least one bird is still present through the evening of 10/20. The remaining bird is still being observed in the middle portion of the pond near the intersection of the road separating Pond 1 West and East.
A PRAIRIE FALCON was observed flying over Liberty Hill, Williamson, on the morning of 10/20.
Continuing Bird(s) From Previous Week
- Two GREAT KISKADEEs continue at Berry Springs Park in Georgetown, Williamson, most recently observed on 10/20.