Rare Bird Alert: March 23, 2012

(The Austin area Rare Bird Alert is a service of the Travis Audubon Society. This update is as of 6:24 on March 23, 2012. Send interesting sightings–complete with species name, location, and contact information–to Kenny Anderson.)

Rarities Found This Week

A Worm-eating Warbler was a nice find on the Lake Creek Trail near the end of Meadowheath in Williamson County 3/16.

13 Swainson’s Hawks flying over 6th and Lamar in Austin on 3/21 were an early report.

Continuing Birds From Previous Week

Broad-tailed Hummingbird continued at an Austin home on 3/15 in Travis County.

Hutton’s Vireo was reported numerous times at Warbler Woods in Guadalupe County on 3/18, 21, 22.

A Say’s Phoebe was recorded in Utley again on 3/17 in Bastrop County.

A Green-tailed Towhee was present on River Road in western Travis County 3/23.

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.