Rare Bird Alert: October 25, 2012

The Austin Area Rare Bird Alert is a service of the Travis Audubon Society. This update is as of 10:00 on October 25, 2012. Send interesting sightings–complete with species name, LOCATION, and contact information–to Kenny Anderson at kennya290@gmail.com.

Rarities Found This Week:

There was a Bastrop County White-tailed Kite fly-over and Palm Warbler on 10/21.

Little Webberville Park in Travis County had two hatch year Red-naped Sapsuckers on 10/20,22. One seen on 10/23.

Bronzed Cowbird was photographed at Hornsby Bend on 10/20; perhaps the same bird as reported on September 15th. There is an enormous flock of blackbirds it can mix with.

2 Horned Larks were in northeastern Travis County on Felder Lane west of 973 on 10/20.

A Magnolia Warbler was viewed at a central Austin home on 10/23.

The West Bouldin Greenbelt in south Austin had a continuing Magnolia Warbler on 10/23 and a Tennessee Warbler on 10/25.

Good birds for Bastrop County were Mountain Plovers (2) and Chestnut Collared Longspurs (8) on 10/19. The longspurs continued with 5 on 10/20.

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.