Rare Bird Alert: August 30, 2012

The Austin Area Rare Bird Alert is a service of the Travis Audubon Society. This update is as of 9:50 on August 30, 2012. Send interesting sightings–complete with species name, LOCATION, and contact information–to Kenny Anderson at kennya290@gmail.com.

Exceptional Sighting:

A Brown Booby at Canyon Lake, viewed on and around the dam, from 8/25-8/29 in Comal County is a great find! It has been most cooperative in the early morning and afternoon around the dam.

Rarities Found This Week:

A male Cerulean Warbler was seen at the West Bouldin Greenbelt in Austin on 8/26.

A Swallow-tailed Kite was reported as a fly-over from the Denney Ranch in Burnet County on 8/26.

2 Worm-eating Warblers were seen in Austin this week. The first was a window strike bird at an Austin home that was photographed before it recovered. 8/25. The second was seen at the West Bouldin Greenbelt seen by two observers on 8/29. The bird was seen again 8/30 (Travis County).

A White-breasted Nuthatch was photographed at Warbler Woods on 8/30 in Guadalupe County. American Redstart on 8/25.

A Broad-tailed Hummingbird was at a Blanco County feeder on 8/29.

A Louisiana Waterthrush was photographed at Nicholas Dawson Park in south Austin on 8/28. (Travis)

Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60 mile radius, centeredfrom the Capitol in downtown Austin. The circle extends north to Belton (Bell County), south to Leesville (Gonzales County), east to SomervilleWMA (Lee Burleson County), and west to Blumenthal (Gillespie County).Birdsightings mentioned here have been filtered and scrutinized by the compiler and are believed to be genuine. When documentation or photographs were provide, 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.