Rare Bird Alert: October 4, 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

A well-described Mottled Duck made a brief stay at Hornsby Bend on 9/30 in Travis County.

A Chestnut-sided Warbler was viewed at a north Austin home on 9/28.

Continuing Birds From Previous Week

The West Bouldin Greenbelt in South Austin continued to host a Magnolia Warbler and a Yellow-throated Vireo on 9/29,30. (Travis)

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.