Rare Bird Alert: May 31, 2012

(The Austin area Rare Bird Alert is a service of the Travis Audubon Society. This update is as of 8:30 on May 31, 2012. Send interesting sightings–complete with species name, location, and contact information–to Kenny Anderson.)

Rarities Found This Week

A Tennessee Warbler was photographed at Warbler Woods on 5/29 in Guadalupe County.

A Black-crowned Night-heron was around Eiler’s Park, below Deep Eddy Pool in Austin on 5/26,27 in Travis County.

A Gray Catbird was singing along Wilbarger Creek in Bastrop County 5/31.

An American Kestrel was seen flying near the intersection of Airport and 290 in Austin on 5/25.

Continuing Birds From Previous Week

Brown-crested Flycatcher was heard at Richard Moya Park in Travis county on 5/30.

An adult Zone-tailed Hawk was mixed in with some vultures; it was seen from the western side of Pace Bend Park along the river on 5/26. (Travis)

An out of place Black-capped Vireo was at Warbler Woods on 5/25.

Hutton’s Vireo is seen at Warbler Woods 5/25,26,27,31 (Guadalupe) and at St Edward’s Park in Austin on5/27 (Travis)

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.