Rare Bird Alert: June 7, 2012

(The Austin area Rare Bird Alert is a service of the Travis Audubon Society. This update is as of 9:07 on June 7, 2012. Send interesting sightings–complete with species name, location, and contact information–to Kenny Anderson.)

Exceptional Sighting

While outside of the 60 mile radius that defines this alert, I am so excited by the fantastic find of Black-tailed Godwit that I would elbow anyone not familiar with the unbelievable amazing bird at Brazoria NWR. Great find!

Rarities Found This Week

A Red-headed Woodpecker was “on” Cottletown Road in Bastrop County on 6/7.

A White-breasted Nuthatch was at Big Webberville Park 6/4,5,6 in eastern Travis County.

An Osprey was observed along the Colorado River adjacent to Hornsby Bend on 6/6 in Travis County.

Continuing Birds From Previous Week

A Black-crowned Night-Heron is along the Colorado River in the DowntownAustin area, turning up at the Longhorn Dam on 6/7.

A Gray Catbird was at Warbler Woods on 6/2.

Hutton’s Vireo continues at Warbler Woods 6/1,2,3

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.