Rare Bird Alert: April 18, 2013

The Austin Area Rare Bird Alert is a service of the Travis Audubon Society. This update is as of 7:45 on April 18, 2013. Send interesting sightings–complete with species name, LOCATION, and contact information–to Kenny Anderson at kennya290@gmail.com.

Sort of a dull week given the date, but a few notable finds…

Rarities Found This Week:

  • The third Austin male Cerulean Warbler this Spring was seen by several observers at Nicholas Dawson Park in South Austin on 4/18 (Travis County).
  • Three Zone-tailed Hawks were at Travis County jewel Westcave Preserve on 4/14.
  • A Worm-eating Warbler was reported from Northeast District Park on 4/16 in Travis County.
  • A Green-tailed Towhee was observed at a private residence in Guadalupe County on 4/12,13.
  • Cassin’s Sparrows were photographed at Hornsby Bend (4/13) and the West Bouldin Greenbelt (4/17) both in Travis County.
  • 2 Lazuli Buntings were a nice find by the City Flickers Birdathon team on 4/14. Birds were seen at St. Edward’s Park in Travis County.
  • An American Bittern was at Laguna Gloria in Austin on 4/14.
  • A Red-headed Woodpecker continues at Berry Springs Park in Williamson County on 4/17.

Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60 mile radius, centered from the Capitol in downtown Austin. Bird sightings mentioned here have been filtered and scrutinized by the compiler and are believed to be genuine. When documentation or photographs were provided that is mentioned, along with the other information about the bird(s) being seen. For questions or updates about birds mentioned here or to report rare or unusual bird sightings in the Austin area, please send an e-mail to kennya290@gmail.com

-Kenny Anderson, Rare Bird Alert Compiler, Travis Audubon Society

To view our archive of previous RBA reports, click here.


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