Rare Bird Alert: September 27, 2012

The Austin Area Rare Bird Alert is a service of the Travis Audubon Society. This update is as of 10:00 on September 27, 2012. Send interesting sightings–complete with species name, LOCATION, and contact information–to Kenny Anderson at kennya290@gmail.com.

Rarities Found This Week:

A Jaeger species was reported from the Carlson area in northeastern Travis County on 9/22.

A report of a possible Green Jay from 304 near Clearview and Hill’s Prairie Roads in Bastrop County is enticing, follow-up reports appreciated.

An American Golden Plover was photographed at Hornsby Bend’s drying basins on 9/23. (Travis)

A Yellow-throated Vireo has been at the West Bouldin Greenbelt 9/25-27, an unusual species for the date. (Travis)

Tennessee Warbler viewed at Hornsby Bend on 9/23 is a good Fall find.

Magnolia Warblers: 1 at West Bouldin Greenbelt 9/25,26 and 1 at Warbler Woods on 9/27. (Travis and Guadalupe respectively)

Continuing Birds From Previous Week:

A Prairie Warbler remains at a Gonzales County home 9/8-26.

Red-breasted Nuthatch continued at a Travis County residence 9/21-27.

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.