Rare Bird Alert: June 15, 2012

(The Austin area Rare Bird Alert is a service of the Travis Audubon Society. This update is as of 5:45 on June 15, 2012. Send interesting sightings–complete with species name, location, and contact information–to Kenny Anderson.)

Rarities Found This Week

4 Franklin’s Gulls flew over Lake Austin near Laguna Gloria on 6/8 in Travis County.

A Canvasback at San Marcos’s Aquarena Springs is one of the more unusual summering ducks 6/11.

An Ovenbird was at Warbler Woods on 6/8 in Guadalupe County.

Continuing Birds From Previous Week

Brown-crested Flycatcher remains at Richard Moya on 6/10 (Travis)

Hutton’s Vireo continues at Warbler Woods as of 6/8.

Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60 mile radius, centered from the Capitol in downtown Austin. The circle extends north to Belton (Bell County), south to Leesville (Gonzales County), east to Somerville WMA (Lee Burleson County), and west to Blumenthal (Gillespie County). Bird sightings 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 nollanderson@sbcglobal.net.

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

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